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House Chamber, Olympia, Monday, April 24, 2000

             The House was called to order at 1:00 p.m.m. by Speaker Ballard. The Clerk called the roll and a quorum was present.

             The flag was escorted to the rostrum by a Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, Pages Sue Frans and Sonia Rohilia. The Speaker led the chamber in the Pledge of Allegiance. Prayer was offered by Representative Linda Parlette.


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, the Legislature adjourned its first 2000 special session on April 7, 2000, the 29th day of the special session; and

WHEREAS, supplemental operating, transportation and capital budgets for the state, and measures necessary to implement them, were not passed in either the regular or first special session; and

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 one o’clock p.m. on Monday, April 24, 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 21st day of April, 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 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2000, the 2nd Legislative Day of the Second Special Session.


TIMOTHY A. MARTIN, Chief Clerk                                                                      CLYDE BALLARD, Speaker

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk                                                                        FRANK CHOPP, Speaker