WHEREAS, in accordance with Article II, Section 12 (Amendment 68) of the Washington State Constitution, the Legislature adjourned its 2001 regular session on April 22, 2001, the 105th day of the session; and

WHEREAS, state operating, transportation and capital budgets, including bonds, and measures necessary to implement them, were not passed; and

WHEREAS, substantial work remains to be done with respect to transportation, including reforms and efficiencies, regional governance, projects and investments, the Tacoma Narrows bridge, revenue, and bonds; and

WHEREAS, work also remains to be done to pass legislation affecting the primary election system, accountability for student achievement, school safety - including anti-bullying policy, splitting the Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, shorelines rule implementation, the siting of certain sexual predators at McNeil Island, post-retirement employment, medical coverage for the disabled who work and welfare simplification;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Gary Locke, Governor of the State of Washington, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Article II, Section 12 (Amendment 68) and Article III, Section 7 of the Washington State Constitution, do hereby convene the Washington State Legislature in Special Session in the Capitol at Olympia at twelve o'clock noon on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 for a period of not more than thirty days for the purpose of enacting legislation as described above.

  IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the State of Washington to be Affixed at Olympia this 22nd day of April A.D., Two thousand one.


Governor of Washington

Secretary of State