Governor Calls Second Special Session Beginning This AM

Yesterday Governor Inslee held a press conference to announce a second 30-day special session to begin today at 9:00 a.m.

Special sessions are authorized to run for 30 days and the governor cannot limit the types of bills or topics that are considered in a special session.  Legislation that was not passed off either the Senate or the House floors will be returned to the Rules Committee in its chamber of origin as part of the close-out process for the regular session.

In addition, the Governor stated that his Cabinet would be meeting to discuss contingency planning as the new fiscal year approaches on July 1. The state constitution does not provide for spending money if no budget is in place July 1, but it does mandate some services that would be required to continue.

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