On September 17, 1981, I issued Executive Order 81-17, which, as required by law, reduced by 10.1 percent state General Fund allotments in order to ensure that the General Fund would be balanced by the end of the 1981-83 biennium. In the meantime, pursuant to my Proclamation of November 6, 1981, the legislature has met in extraordinary session and has passed a new, reduced budget as well as bills to generate more revenues. I have signed those measures into law. Thus the fiscal conditions prompting the issuance of Executive Order 81-17 and the directives in that Order have been superseded by legislation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Spellman, Governor of the state of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me, do hereby terminate Executive Order 81-17.
have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
21st day of December A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty-one.
Assistant Secretary of State