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 adjourned the first special session of 2001 on May 24, 2001, the 30th day of the special session, and adjourned the second special session of 2001 on June 21, 2001, the 18th day of the special session; and

WHEREAS, a comprehensive transportation funding package is critical to the future of our state's economy and business climate, and no such package was approved by the legislature;

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 a third special session in the Capitol at Olympia at twelve o'clock noon on July 16, 2001 for a period of not more than two weeks 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 June A.D., Two thousand one.


Governor of Washington

Secretary of State