April 1, 2016

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 1, Substitute Senate Bill No. 6523 entitled:

"AN ACT Relating to service credit for pension purposes for certain emergency medical services employees."

The first section of this bill is not necessary for the implementation of the bill, and it raises facts that are inconsistent with the remainder of the bill. This may cause confusion and make the statute less clear.

For these reasons I have vetoed Section 1 of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6523.

With the exception of Section 1, Substitute Senate Bill No. 6523 is approved.

Respectfully submitted,
Jay Inslee