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FIRST DAY, FIRST SPECIAL SESSION
Senate Chamber, Olympia, Wednesday, April 25, 2001
The Senate of the 2001 First Special Session of the Fifty-seventh Legislature of the state of Washington was called to order at 12:00 noon by Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen, President of the Senate. The Secretary called the roll and announced to the President that all Senators were present.
The Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, consisting of Pages Jeremy Brenneis and Josh Davis, presented the Colors. Senator Paul Shin offered the prayer.
PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR
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 twenty-
second day of April, A.D., two thousand one.
(SEAL) Governor of Washington
BY THE GOVERNOR:
Secretary of State
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR
April 23, 2001
TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
Ladies and Gentlemen:
I have the honor to advice you that on April 19, 2001, Governor Locke approved the following Senate Bill entitled:
Substitute Senate Bill No. 6035
Relating to directing the state board for community and technical colleges to create a college board job bank.
EVERETT H. BILLINGSLEA, General Counsel
MESSAGE FROM STATE OFFICE
STATE OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
P.O. Box 42560
Olympia, Washington 98504-2560
February 23, 2001
Tony Cook, Secretary of the Senate
Washington State Senate
P. O. Box 40482
Olympia, WA 98504-0482
RE: Report to the Legislature - Pesticide Investigations and Residue Testing
Dear Mr. Cook:
Enclosed is the 2000 Annual Report to the Legislature on pesticide investigations and residue testing as mandated by RCW 15.58.420 and RCW 17.21.350. If you have any questions, please give me a call at 902-1850.
LESLIE EMERICK, Legislative and Stakeholder Coordinator
The Department of Agriculture Report to the Legislature on pesticide investigations and residue testing is on file in the Office of the Secretary of the Senate.
At 12:06 p.m., on motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2001.
BRAD OWEN, President of the Senate
TONY M. COOK, Secretary of the Senate