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House Chamber, Olympia, Friday, March 10, 2000

             The House was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Speaker Pro Tempore Ogden


WHEREAS, in accordance with Article II, Section 12 (Amendment 68) of the Washington State Constitution, the Legislature adjourned its 2000 regular session on March 9, 2000, the 60th day of the session; and

WHEREAS, supplemental operating, transportation and capital budgets for the state, and measures necessary to implement them, were not passed; and

WHEREAS, substantial work remains to be done with respect to education, including measures to improve student achievement and Washington's Promise Scholarships; and

WHEREAS, work also remains to be done to pass legislation reforming civil service, assisting locked out workers, streamlining the granting of water rights, cigarette tax compacts, and demerging the Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development;

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 nine o'clock a.m. on Friday, March 10, 2000 for a period of not more than one week 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 9th day of March, A.D., two thousand.

Gary Locke

Governor of Washington

             There being no objection, the House advanced to the eleventh order of business.

             There being no objection, the House adjourned until 9:00 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2000, the 4th Legislative Day of the First Special Session.


TIMOTHY A. MARTIN, Chief Clerk                                                                      CLYDE BALLARD, Speaker

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk                                                                        FRANK CHOPP, Speaker