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FIRST DAY, FIRST SPECIAL SESSION
Senate Chamber, Olympia, Wednesday, May 12, 2003
The Senate of the 2003 First Special Session of the Fifty-eighth Legislature of the state of Washington was called to order in the Joel M. Pritchard Building at 12:00 noon by Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen, President of the Senate. No roll call was taken.
MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE
The Honorable Brad Owen
President of the Senate
The Legislature of the State of Washington
Olympia, Washington 98504
Dear President Owen:
I have attached a full, true and correct copy of the Proclamation by the Governor calling the First Special Session of the Washington State Legislature to be convened at noon on Monday, May 12, 2003.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the Seal of the state of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia, this 5th
day of May, 2003.
Secretary of State
PROCLAMATION BY 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.
(SEAL) GARY LOCKE
Governor of Washington
BY THE GOVERNOR:
Secretary of State
On motion of Senator Sheahan, the following resolution was adopted:
SENATE RESOLUTION 8681
By Senators Spanel and Fraser
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 Senate recognizes and supports these sister city relationships, the Kalinka organization, and the gains that have been produced from the efforts of both cities; and
WHEREAS, The Washington State Senate 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 Senate 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 Secretary of the Senate to the cities of
Lomonosov, Russia and Anacortes, Washington.
At 12:03 p.m., on motion of Senator Sheahan, the Senate adjourned until 12:00 noon, Wednesday, May 14, 2003.
BRAD OWEN, President of the Senate
MILTON H. DOUMIT, Jr., Secretary of the Senate