WHEREAS, Initiative 747, relating to limitations on property taxes, was ruled unconstitutional by the Washington State Supreme Court on November 8, 2007; and
WHEREAS, local taxing districts, cities, counties and the state are in the process of adopting budgets and establishing property tax levies for the residents of our state; and
WHEREAS, property taxpayers deserve consistency in the administration and collection of taxes by all levels of government in the State of Washington;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christine O. Gregoire, 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 on Thursday, November 29, 2007, at 8 a.m., for a period of not more than one day for the sole purpose of enacting legislation regarding limitations on and the administration of property taxes in the state of Washington.
Signed and sealed with the official seal of the state of Washington this 20th day of November, A.D, Two Thousand and Seven at Olympia, Washington.
|Christine O. Gregoire|
|BY THE GOVERNOR:|
|Secretary of State|