WHEREAS, substantial work remains to be done with respect to the 2011-2013 biennial operating budget and bills necessary to implement the budget, including workers' compensation reform and related bills, state government reform, prospective changes to Washington's Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) Program, and action on the Higher Education Funding Task Force recommendations; and
WHEREAS, substantial work remains to be done with respect to bills important to support the 2011-2013 biennial transportation budget, including transportation fees and the vessel replacement surcharge on ferry fares; and
WHEREAS, substantial work remains to be done with respect to the 2011-2013 biennial capital budget, bills necessary to implement the budget, and a constitutional amendment to reduce the maximum amount of debt the state can incur; and
WHEREAS, the Speaker of the House, House Minority Leader, Senate Majority Leader and Senate Republican Leader working together with the Governor may agree upon additional matters that are necessary for the legislature to address;
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 Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at 9 a.m. for the purpose of enacting legislation as described above.
Signed and sealed with the official seal of the state of Washington this 22nd day of April, A.D. Two-thousand and Eleven at Olympia, Washington.
|Christine O. Gregoire
BY THE GOVERNOR:
Secretary of State