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FIFTY EIGHTH LEGISLATURE - FIRST SPECIAL SESSION
House Chamber, Olympia, Monday, May 12, 2003
The House was called to order at 12:00 Noon by the Speaker (Representative Hunt presiding).
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR
WHEREAS, in accordance with Article II, Section 12 (Amendment 68) of the Washington State Constitution, the Legislature adjourned its 2003 regular session on April 27, 2003, the 105th day of the session; and
WHEREAS, substantial work remains to be done with respect to biennial operating and capital budgets; and
WHEREAS, substantial work also remains to be done with respect to education, including the certificate of mastery, state assessment requirements, the learning assistance program, charter schools; and
WHEREAS, substantial work also remains to be done with respect to terrorism prevention, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, water law reform, prescription drugs, unemployment insurance, worker's compensation, local government financing options, community revitalization financing, shared leave for military service, the internet pilot project for military and overseas voters; 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 noon on Monday, May 12, 2003 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 28th day of April, A.D., two thousand and three.
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2003-4665, By Representative Pflug
WHEREAS, Garret Augustus Hobart, who lived from 1844 to 1899, served in the New Jersey State Legislature for many years; and
WHEREAS, Garret Augustus Hobart also served as Vice-President of the United States under President William McKinley from 1897 to 1899; and
WHEREAS, Hobart, Washington was named after Garret Augustus Hobart; and
WHEREAS, There are three other cities in America named after Garret Augustus Hobart, in Indiana, New York, and Oklahoma, and there is a Hobart, Tasmania; and
WHEREAS, The Hobart Post Office was established in 1903; and
WHEREAS, Iver Iverson left Snohomish, Washington in 1910 to establish the Wood & Iverson Mill in Hobart, Washington; and
WHEREAS, The Wood & Iverson Mill Company bought the Hobart Store in 1915, which houses the Hobart Post Office; and
WHEREAS, The Hobart Post Office will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Hobart Community with a special cancellation/postmark beginning on Friday, May 9, 2003; and
WHEREAS, The Hobart Post Office will be making the special cancellation/postmark celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Hobart Community available at the Hobart Post Office, 20250 276th Avenue SE, Hobart, Washington, beginning May 9th and continuing for thirty days; and
WHEREAS, The Hobart Post Office Postmaster, Denise Lovejoy, said, "We're very excited about this special centennial celebration. We hope the entire community will come in and get the special cancellation/postmark for a keepsake.";
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the Washington State Legislature express its congratulations to the Town of Hobart for the Post Office's 100th Anniversary and encourage all the citizens of Washington state to join the people of Hobart in their celebration; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Hobart Post Office Postmaster, Denise Lovejoy, and Warren Iverson, grandson of Iver Iverson, present-day owner of the Hobart Market and the unofficial "Mayor of Hobart."
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4665 was adopted.
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2003-4666, By Representatives Quall and Morris
WHEREAS, The Sister City International program serves as an important bridge between the people and governments of Russia and the United States; and
WHEREAS, Such programs significantly contribute to the betterment of our societies and are the bedrock of deeper understanding between citizens of independent nations; and
WHEREAS, Economic, cultural, and diplomatic ties between our two nations are fostered by such relationships at a local level; and
WHEREAS, Understanding and collaboration between our two nations have never been more possible or more important; and
WHEREAS, Lomonosov and Anacortes are two cities committed to leading by example in their demonstrated ideals of mutual friendship and world peace; and
WHEREAS, The Washington State House of Representatives encourages the expansion of these programs for the further benefit of the citizens of both our countries;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives recognize the important contributions such sister city relationships have yielded in the areas of friendship and cooperation between the cities of Anacortes and Lomonosov as well as the countries of Russia and the United States of America; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the cities of Lomonosov, Russia and Anacortes, Washington.
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4666 was adopted.
There being no objection, the House advanced to the eleventh order of business.
There being no objection, the House adjourned until 12:00 Noon, May 14, 2003, the 3rd Day of the First Special Session.
FRANK CHOPP, Speaker CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk