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                                 SENATE BILL 5479



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senators Matson, Newhouse, Hansen, Jesernig and von Reichbauer.


Read first time February 1, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

Funding a criminal justice facility in Yakima.

     AN ACT Relating to construction of a criminal justice facility in Yakima; creating new sections; and making an appropriation.




     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.      The legislature finds that the city of Yakima continues to experience the highest crime rate in the state.  The legislature also finds that the city's police and legal departments are faced with a serious shortage of operational space which impedes the efficient processing of the increased numbers of individuals arrested for criminal activity.  Therefore, it is the intent of the legislature to assist the city in the construction of a new criminal justice facility that will aid the city in its efforts to provide a safe and secure living environment for its citizens.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.      The sum of three million dollars or as much thereof as may be necessary, is appropriated from the state building and construction account to the department of community development for the biennium ending June 30, 1993, for the purposes of providing a grant to the city of Yakima for the construction of a new criminal justice facility.  The appropriation is subject to the following conditions and limitations:

     (1) Before receiving the grant, the city shall demonstrate an ability to complete the construction of the facility and fund the operation of the new facility; and

     (2) The grant shall not exceed sixty-six percent of the total project cost as determined by the department.


     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.      If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill number, is not provided by June 30, 1991, in the omnibus appropriations act, this act shall be null and void.