March 27, 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 34, Senate Bill No. 6627 entitled:

"AN ACT Relating to community service;"

Senate Bill No. 6627 changes references to "community service" in the criminal sentencing code to "community restitution."

Section 34 of this bill amends language that is repealed in section 3 of another bill, Substitute Senate Bill No. 6748. The Code Reviser has informed my office that signing both sections into law would require publishing both in the Revised Code of Washington, causing confusion and making corrective legislation necessary. Section 34 serves no purpose in light of the repeal of the affected language in the other bill.

For these reasons, I have vetoed section 34 of Senate Bill No. 6627.

With the exception of section 34, Senate Bill No. 6627 is approved.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary Locke