March 1, 2002

To the Honorable President and Members,
The Senate of the State of Washington

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I am returning herewith, without my approval as to section 1, Senate Bill No. 6036 entitled:

"AN ACT Relating to local motor vehicle excise taxes;"

Senate Bill No. 6036 repeals certain motor vehicle excise tax statutes that were not expressly repealed in earlier legislation. Section 1 of the bill is an uncodified statement of intent. However, section 1 contains a drafting error that puts it in conflict with the operative portions of the bill. Consequently, the chairs of the Senate and House transportation committees have requested that section 1 be vetoed.

For these reasons, I have vetoed section 1 of Senate Bill No. 6036.

With the exception of section 1, Senate Bill No. 6036 is approved.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary Locke