March 29, 2010

To the Honorable President and Members,
The Senate of the State of Washington

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I am returning herewith, without my approval as to Section 2, Substitute Senate Bill 6572 entitled:

"AN ACT Relating to eliminating accounts."

This bill eliminates inactive state funds and accounts to simplify the state accounting process.

Section 2 which amends a reference to the special purpose district research services account is also amended in Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 2658 eliminating the Municipal Research Council and transferring its duties to the Department of Commerce. A veto of Section 2 eliminates this conflicting double amendment.

For this reason, I have vetoed Section 2 of Substitute Senate Bill 6572.

With the exception of Section 2, Substitute Senate Bill 6572 is approved.

Respectfully submitted,
Christine Gregoire