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FIFTY-FIFTH DAY

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MORNING SESSION

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House Chamber, Olympia, Saturday, March 2, 1996


             The House was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by the Speaker (Representative Horn presiding). The Clerk called the roll and a quorum was present.


             The flag was escorted to the rostrum by a Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, Pages Lyndsey Aston and Jon Klein. Prayer was offered by Representative Regala.


             Reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE


March 1, 1996


Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed:


SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1229,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2133,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2227,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2250,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2254,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2338,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2340,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2457,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2463,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2559,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2595,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2636,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2657,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2661,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2664,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2690,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2724,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2726,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2757,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2791,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2811,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2836,

HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 4043,

and the same are herewith transmitted.


Marty Brown, Secretary


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) declared the House to be at ease.


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) called the House to order.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL


March 1, 1996


Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2343 with the following amendments:


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


"PART I

GENERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES--OPERATING


      Sec. 101. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 103 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LEGISLATIVE EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                              ((205,000))

410,000


      The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity: The legislative evaluation and accountability program committee shall enter into a service level agreement with the legislative transportation committee by September 30, 1995, which shall be reviewed annually thereafter.


PART II

TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES


      Sec. 201. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 203 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COUNTY ROAD ADMINISTRATION BOARD


Motor Vehicle Fund--Rural Arterial Trust

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                   ((37,553,000))

57,553,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 1,340,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              508,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--County Arterial Preservation

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                         26,023,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                             ((65,424,000))

85,424,000


      The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity: The county road administration board shall conduct an analysis of gravel roads under county jurisdictions and provide a report to the legislative transportation committee consisting of recommendations for implementing a state-wide program for paving county gravel roads. The recommendations will include prioritizing methodology and legislative changes required for implementation of the program. The report and a list of high priority projects will be provided to the legislative transportation committee by December 31, 1996.


      Sec. 202. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 204 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARD

Motor Vehicle Fund--Urban Arterial Trust

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                   ((38,997,000))

43,297,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Transportation Improvement

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                 ((143,061,000))

173,061,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--City Hardship Assistance

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                     ((1,904,000))

2,404,000

Central Puget Sound Public Transportation Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                       14,509,000

Public Transportation Systems Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           2,882,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Small City Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                         5,702,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                           ((189,664,000))

241,855,000


      The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

      (1) The transportation improvement account--state appropriation includes $50,000,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.26.500. However, the transportation improvement board may authorize the use of current revenues available in lieu of bond proceeds.

      (2) The appropriations in this section include $9,000,000 for the Mill Plain extension project.

      (3) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funds for any costs associated with the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6761.

      (4) $225,000 from the central Puget Sound public transportation account--state appropriation is provided for the South Hill park and ride lot project.

      (5) Prior to July 1, 1997, no applications for grants from the central Puget Sound public transportation account may be accepted from, nor may funds from that account be granted to, the regional transit authority.

      (6) The public transportation systems account--state appropriation provided in this section includes $800,000 that is in addition to the appropriation under 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14. This additional $800,000 may not be used for studies or planning purposes.


      Sec. 203. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 205 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 2,528,000

Transportation Fund--State Appropriation                                                                                            $                                                                                                                                                                    125,000

High Capacity Transportation Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            125,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                                     2,778,000


             The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

             (1) The legislative transportation committee shall convene representatives from the department of transportation, Washington state patrol, department of licensing, and any other agency receiving an appropriation in this act, as necessary, to establish performance measures that are associated with the ((final legislative appropriation)) budget for the 1997-1999 biennium. The performance measures are to be established and will be tracked within the transportation executive information system.

             (2) The legislative transportation committee shall convene one or more groups to address activities that result in the loss of transportation tax revenue. The groups shall present their findings to the legislative transportation committee and the office of financial management. One of the groups shall study and submit to the legislature by December 31, 1996, draft legislation to move the special fuel tax point of collection from the special fuel dealer level to the bulk transfer/terminal system. The group may also study the feasibility of moving the point of collection for motor vehicle fuel.

             (3) ((The legislative transportation committee shall study the governance and operations of the ports.)) The legislative transportation committee shall undertake an assessment of the methods and technology currently available to create a driver's license and identicard that cannot be fraudulently obtained from the department of licensing, thereby providing the public, businesses, and agencies with a more secure driver's license. A consultant may be hired to assist in the assessment. A final report is due by January 15, 1997.

             (4) By December 31, 1996, the legislative transportation committee, in consultation with the department of licensing, Washington state patrol, and vendors of license plate materials and technologies, shall develop recommendations regarding motor vehicle license plates.

             (5) The legislative transportation committee shall conduct an assessment of those public transportation issues identified for further examination by the 1995 subcommittee on transit of the house of representatives transportation committee. These issues include the funding and use of state transit related accounts, the level of transit system reserves, transit governance and direct accountability, methods to improve transit efficiency, improving the productivity of transit expenditures, and an assessment of the appropriate level of state subsidy and improved accountability for state funds. The committee shall also assess transit services provided across jurisdictional boundaries including the efficient use of resources and the avoidance of empty backhauls; and may address any other issue related to public transportation it deems necessary. The committee shall also evaluate the need for addressing specialized transportation needs in areas where public transportation systems have not been established. The committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the 1997 legislature and prepare legislation necessary to implement those recommendations. $125,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation and $125,000 of the high capacity transportation account--state appropriation are provided solely for this assessment.


             Sec. 204. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 207 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION


Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                              ((677,000))

764,000


      ((The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:))


      Sec. 205. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 208 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL--FIELD OPERATIONS


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                 ((140,251,000))

141,697,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway

      Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                           3,196,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                    747,000

Marine Operating Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              927,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                           ((145,121,000))

146,567,000


      The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

      (1) The state patrol shall have a staffing level of not less than ((735)) 741 commissioned officers at the end of the 1995-97 biennium. This compares to a level of 700 commissioned officers that was established in the 1993-95 biennium. To achieve these levels: A class of not less than 30 cadets shall begin in July of 1995 ((and)); a class of not less than 40 cadets shall begin in January of 1996; and a class of not less than 40 shall begin in September 1996.

      (2) Management levels, lieutenants and above, are redirected to perform direct traffic law enforcement activities equivalent to five field force FTE staff years. Management personnel engaged in management activity shall not exceed 55 FTE staff years. This level compares to 76 FTE management level staff years in January of 1993.

      (3) Any user of Washington state patrol aircraft shall reimburse the Washington state patrol for its pro rata share of all operating and maintenance costs including capitalization.

      (((5) By January 1, 1996, the chief of the state patrol shall submit to the legislative transportation committee a plan to incorporate safety education officer functions into field force activities. In development of the plan, the chief may consult with various constituent groups including the Washington traffic safety commission, schools, businesses, and local traffic entities. Up to $200,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state patrol highway account--state appropriation provided for in this section may be used for these purposes.

      (6))) (4) The $747,000 motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section is provided for the following traditional general fund purposes: The Governor's air travel, the license fraud program, and the special services unit. This motor vehicle fund--state appropriation shall not be recognized as a permanent funding source for these purposes, but rather as a temporary funding source subject to renewed evaluation during the 1997 legislative session.


      Sec. 206. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 209 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL--SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAU


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                   ((53,229,000))

53,319,000

Highway Safety Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                    440,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                           ((1,491,000))

2,811,000

Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 2,636,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                             ((57,356,000))

59,206,000


      The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

      (1) ((The office of the chief of the state patrol shall prepare a strategic plan that represents the future of the Washington state patrol and how management envisions meeting the challenges identified in the plan. The plan shall address the future responsibilities of commissioned and non-commissioned personnel, and the use of technology in law enforcement. It will focus on maximizing joint services and projects with other transportation agencies such as communication systems, computer systems, and facilities. Additionally, the state patrol shall include any other issues it deems necessary and will provide a six-year financial plan to address the future challenges identified in the strategic plan. The plan outline shall be delivered to the legislative transportation committee by August 1, 1995, and the final plan delivered to the legislature by January 1, 1996.

      (2))) $1,241,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation and $2,363,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation provided for in this section are for the following traditional general fund purposes: The executive protection unit, revolving fund charges, budget and fiscal services, computer services, personnel, human resources, administrative services, and property management. These appropriations shall not be recognized as permanent funding sources for these purposes, but rather as temporary funding sources subject to renewed evaluation during the 1997 legislative session.

      (2) The Washington state patrol shall develop and recommend policies and cost neutral procedures to facilitate the dissemination of driver's license status data to private sector entities that satisfactorily demonstrate an operational need for such information. The Washington state patrol shall report its findings to the legislative transportation committee not later than July 1, 1996.


      Sec. 207. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 211 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES


Highway Safety Fund--Motorcycle Safety Education Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                         ((78,000))

68,000

State Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           ((69,000))

53,000

Highway Safety Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                           ((5,090,000))

5,460,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                           ((4,338,000))

4,045,000

Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                              ((791,000))

808,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                             ((10,366,000))

10,434,000


      Sec. 208. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 212 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Highway Safety Fund--Motorcycle Safety Education

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                                  2,000

General Fund--Wildlife Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((118,000))

114,000

Highway Safety Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                           ((7,820,000))

12,761,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                         ((12,871,000))

21,154,000

Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                           ((1,302,000))

2,532,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                             ((22,111,000))

36,563,000


             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

             (1) (($15,223,000)) $30,143,000 is for the licensing application migration project (LAMP), of which (($9,134,000)) $17,240,000 is motor vehicle account--state, (($6,089,000)) $11,493,000 is highway safety fund--state, and $1,400,000 is transportation account--state. The increase in this subsection represents the second year funding for the LAMP project in the 1995-97 biennium.

             Of the (($15,223,000)) $30,143,000 LAMP appropriation (($761,150)) $1,507,150 is provided solely as a contingency amount.

             (2) The licensing application migration project (LAMP) shall comply with section 49, chapter 23, Laws of 1993 ex. sess.

             (3) The steering committee specified in the licensing application migration project (LAMP) feasibility study, dated July 7, 1992, shall meet monthly. In addition to the existing steering committee membership established in the feasibility study, the LAMP project director, the LAMP contractor's project manager, the LAMP quality assurance consultant, and a representative of the Washington state patrol shall be ex officio members of the LAMP steering committee.

             (4) The licensing application migration project (LAMP) quality assurance consultant shall provide the LAMP steering committee with bimonthly reports on the status of the LAMP project. The bimonthly reports shall be on alternate months from the bimonthly reports provided by the department of information services. The reports required in this subsection shall also be delivered to the senate and house of representatives transportation committee chairs.

             (((5) No moneys are provided in this act for the inclusion of general fund activities in the LAMP project.))


             Sec. 209. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 213 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--VEHICLE SERVICES


General Fund--Marine Fuel Tax Refund Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                              26,000

General Fund--Wildlife Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              534,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                         ((46,554,000))

47,606,000

Department of Licensing Services Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                    ((2,944,000))

3,544,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                             ((50,058,000))

51,710,000


      The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: If any of the following bills are not enacted by June 30, 1996, the amounts specified for those bills from the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation shall lapse:

      (1) Substitute House Bill No. 2520: $20,000;

      (2) Substitute Senate Bill No. 6673: $64,000;

      (3) Substitute Senate Bill No. 6271: $24,000;

      (4) Senate Bill No. 6476: $20,000;

      (5) Engrossed Senate Bill No. 6566: $11,000; and

      (6) Substitute Senate Bill No. 5250: $258,000.


      Sec. 210. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 214 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--DRIVER SERVICES


Highway Safety Fund--Motorcycle Safety Education

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                           1,150,000

Highway Safety Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                         ((56,759,000))

56,145,000

Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 4,914,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                             ((62,823,000))

62,209,000

      The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: If the following bills are not enacted by June 30, 1996, the amounts specified from the highway safety fund--state appropriation shall lapse:

      (1) Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2150: $298,000;

      (2) Substitute Senate Bill No. 6487: $61,000;

      (3) Engrossed Third Substitute Senate Bill No. 6062: $133,000.


      Sec. 211. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 215 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--HIGHWAY MANAGEMENT AND FACILITIES--PROGRAM D--OPERATING


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . $                                                                                                                                                       ((24,194,000))

                                                                                                                                                           24,394,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            400,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Transportation Capital

      Facilities Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       21,974,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                           ((46,568,000))

                                                                                                                                                           46,768,000


      Sec. 212. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 216 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--AVIATION--PROGRAM F


Transportation Fund--Aeronautics Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           3,780,000

Transportation Fund--Aeronautics Account--Federal

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              500,000

Transportation Fund--Aircraft Search and Rescue,

      Safety, and Education Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((132,000))

172,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                               ((4,412,000))

4,452,000


      The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

      The aircraft search and rescue, safety, and education account appropriation includes $40,000 of additional funding for search and rescue missions and to expand the education program for search and rescue volunteers, flight instructors, mechanics, and the aviation public pursuant to RCW 47.68.233.


      Sec. 213. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 217 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--IMPROVEMENTS--PROGRAM I


Motor Vehicle Fund--Economic Development Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                         2,000,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                       ((235,055,000))

242,900,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  ((296,774,000))

300,052,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Private/Local

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $    ((47,750,000))

49,166,000

Special Category C Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       177,600,000

Special Category C Account--Local

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                50,000

Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                         ((60,000,000))

72,220,000

Central Puget Sound Public Transportation Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                         8,500,000

High Capacity Transportation Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           8,680,000

Puyallup Tribal Settlement Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $    ((21,000,000))

21,800,000

Puyallup Tribal Settlement Account--Federal

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           1,000,000

Puyallup Tribal Settlement Account--Private/Local

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           2,300,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                           ((853,841,000))

886,268,000


             The appropriations in this section are provided for the location, design, right of way acquisition, and construction of state highway projects designated as improvements under RCW 47.05.030. The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

             (1) Up to $32,204,000 of the motor vehicle fund--federal appropriation in this section is provided for construction of demonstration projects specified in the federal intermodal surface transportation efficiency act (P.L. 101-240; 105 Stat. 1914). The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation includes $7,525,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.10.819(1) for the federal match requirements. However, the transportation commission may authorize the use of current revenues available to the department of transportation in lieu of bond proceeds for any part of the state appropriation. No bond proceeds shall be used to pay for a federal demonstration study project.

             (2) The special category C account--state appropriation of $177,600,000 includes $160,000,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.812 through 47.10.817. The appropriation includes $75,746,000 for the 1st avenue south bridge in Seattle, $15,254,000 for North-South Corridor/Division street improvements in Spokane, and $86,600,000 for selected sections of state route 18. However, the transportation commission may revise the allocation of the appropriation for these projects with the concurrence of the legislative transportation committee. The transportation commission may authorize the use of current revenues available to the department of transportation in lieu of bond proceeds for any part of the state appropriation.

             (3) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation includes (($8,710,000)) $9,500,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.761 and 47.10.762. These funds shall be expended for the following projects:

             (a) Sea Tac International Blvd;

             (b) SR 99 to SR 5 - HOV Lanes;

             (c) SR 3 to Bremerton Ferry Terminal;

             (d) Leavenworth Intermodal Improvement;

             (e) Olympic Interchange;

             (f) Sunset Dr. I/C - I/C Modifications;

             (g) 94th Ave. E. Interchange;

             (h) 164th Ave. Interchange; and

             (i) NE 160th I/C Modifications (CN only).

             These projects are not necessarily in prioritized order and are not subject to the provisions of chapter 490, Laws of 1993.

             (4) (($44,685,000)) $47,087,000 appropriated in this section, which includes: (($3,212,000)) $5,614,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation; $39,886,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation; $1,328,000 of the motor vehicle fund--local appropriation; and $259,000 of the economic development account--state appropriation, is to be expended on the following projects:

             (a) Spring St. to Johnson Rd;

             (b) W. Lk. Samm. Pkwy. to SR 202;

             (c) Diamond Lake Channelization;

             (d) 15th SW to SR 161 U-Xing;

             (e) Andresen Road to SR 503;

             (f) NE 144th St. to Battleground;

             (g) Steamboat Island Rd I/C;

             (h) Graham Hill Vicinity;

             (i) North of Winslow - Stage 1;

             (j) SR 5 to Blandford Drive;

             (k) North Sumner Interchange; and

             (l) Sunnyslope I/C - Stage 2.

             These projects are not necessarily in prioritized order and are not subject to the provisions of chapter 490, Laws of 1993.

             (5) (($69,111,000)) $78,586,000 appropriated in this section, which includes: (($35,060,000)) $37,935,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation; (($18,948,000)) $25,548,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation; and $15,103,000 of the motor vehicle fund--federal appropriation, is to be expended on the following projects:

             (a) SO 360th St/Milton Rd SO to SR 18 - Stage 1;

             (b) SR 522 to 228th St. SE - Stage 1;

             (c) 104th Ave NE to 124th Ave NE I/C;

             (d) 124th NE I/C to W. Lake Samm. Pkwy.;

             (e) Lewis Street Interchange;

             (f) SR 202 Interchange;

             (g) SR 82 to Selah;

             (h) O'Brien to Lewis Rd;

             (i) NE 147th to 80th NE - HOV Lanes;

             (j) Old Cascade Hwy - to Deception CR - Stage 1;

             (k) Prophets point to Old Cascade Hwy - Stage 2; and

             (l) Sequim Bypass.

             These projects are not necessarily in prioritized order and are not subject to the provisions of chapter 490, Laws of 1993.

             (6) ((The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes)) $47,072,000 appropriated in this section, which includes $44,772,000 from the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation and $2,300,000 from the central Puget Sound public transportation account--state appropriation, is for the following high occupancy vehicle lane projects:

             (a) 15th St SW to 84th Ave. SO - Stage 2; and

             (b) Pierce C.L. to Tukwila I/C - Stage 1.

             ((Construction of the projects under this subsection is subject to the availability of revenue from the repeal of the gasohol exemption and credit.))

             (7) When the projects identified in subsections (4) through (6) of this section are complete, the legislature will have fulfilled the commitments made in 1990 associated with the passage of the 1990 transportation revenue package.

             (8) $5,400,000 appropriated in this section, which includes: $880,000 of the high capacity transportation account--state and $4,520,000 of the transportation fund--state is provided for the following economic development projects:

             (a) Mill Plain extension provided that the port of Vancouver contributes $3,600,000 to the project and a written agreement is reached that upon completion of the project, the city of Vancouver will transfer jurisdiction of Mill Plain Boulevard to the department and the department will transfer jurisdiction of Fourth Plain to the city of Vancouver without further obligation; and

             (b) NE 40th Street Interchange (SR 520).

             (9) The central Puget Sound public transportation account appropriation and the high capacity transportation account appropriation in this section include $14,000,000 for the following high-occupancy vehicle mobility projects:

             (a) 164th to SR 526 HOV Lanes - NB and SB (SR 5);

             (b) Woodinville Interchange (SR 405); and

             (c) Bothell to Swamp Creek I/C STAGE 1 (SR 405).

             (10) The motor vehicle fund appropriation in this section includes $17,800,000 for new preconstruction activities to include additional projects on SR 18. Up to $2,100,000 of the appropriation in this subsection is to be expended for preconstruction activities on the following project: 196th Street SW/SR 524 I/C.

             (((9))) (11) The department shall report annually to the legislative transportation committee on the status of the projects funded by the special category C appropriations contained in this section. The report shall be submitted by January 1 of each year.

             (((10))) (12) If chapter . . . (Substitute House Bill No. 1597), Laws of 1995 is enacted by the 1995 legislature, the department of transportation shall assess the impacts of the bill upon the department of transportation and provide a report on such impacts to the legislative transportation committee by January 1, 1997.

             (((11))) (13) The legislature needs to determine all possible causes for changes in a project's cost from the time the cost is identified in the transportation commission's budget recommendation provided to the governor and legislature in support of the proposed highway construction budget, through completion of project construction.

             The department shall provide a historical data report showing changes throughout the life of selected projects. The historical data report shall quantify the reasons for project increases or decreases and include department of transportation actions taken to minimize such changes. The department is directed to assess whether construction cost efficiencies can be achieved by ensuring continuity between design efforts and construction administrative activities.

             The department shall explicitly identify in its 1997-99 agency budget submittal any project for which funding is being requested as part of two or more budget items or programs. For each such project, the department shall identify the relevant budget items, the programs in which the budget items are contained, the amount being requested for the project in each budget item, and the total amount being requested for the project.

             (((12))) (14) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes $2,700,000 solely for state match for the Blaine border crossing project to be used only if federal demonstration project funding is authorized for this project.

             (((13))) (15) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes $600,000 solely for a rest area and information facility in the Nisqually gateway area to Mt. Rainier, provided that at least forty percent of the total project costs are provided from federal, local, or private sources. The contributions from the nonstate sources may be in the form of in-kind contributions including, but not limited to, donations of property and services.

             (((14))) (16) The economic development account--state appropriation in this section includes $1,000,000 for state highway projects associated with the development of a horse racetrack in western Washington. With the funding of these projects, funding from the economic development account for state highway projects is fully obligated. The community economic revitalization board and the transportation commission shall not select any new projects pursuant to RCW 43.160.074 and 47.01.280, notwithstanding projects selected to fulfill the provisions of this subsection.

             (((15))) (17) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes $2,500,000 solely for the department of transportation match for transportation improvement board projects ready for construction in fiscal year 1996.

             (((16))) (18) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes $6,533,000 solely for additional all-weather highway projects.

             (((18))) (19) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes $4,870,000 to be expended on the following project: SR 82, SR 823 UC to SR 12 UC. This project will complete the Selah project identified in subsection (5) of this section.

             (((19))) (20) $93,000 of the appropriation in this section, including $74,000 of the motor vehicle fund--federal appropriation and $19,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation, is provided solely for the Aurora avenue bicycle/pedestrian overpass at Galer Street. The motor vehicle fund--federal appropriation in this subsection is to be provided from transportation enhancement moneys.

             (((20))) (21) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes $3,300,000 for safety work associated with additional pavement preservation projects.

             (((21))) (22) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes $400,000 for additional fish barrier removal projects on state highways.

             (((22))) (23) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes up to $2,160,000 from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.10.834.

             (24) $924,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section is provided for the SR 522/SR 527/Main Street project.

             (25) $475,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section is provided for the SR 305/SR 3 to Bond Road vicinity project.

             (26) $50,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section is provided for the Belfair Bypass corridor analysis.

             (27) $500,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section is provided for the I-90 Sunset Interchange modifications project.

             (28) $1,000,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section is provided for the Sprague Avenue to Argonne Road project.

             (29) $200,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section is provided for the 192nd Avenue Interchange (Brady Road) project.

             (30) $1,100,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation in this section is provided for the port of Tacoma Road grade separation project.

             (31) $3,000,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation is provided for additional safety projects such as SR 12, SR 395, and SR 507.

             (32) $150,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation is provided solely for implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6322. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1996, this amount shall lapse.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 214. A new section is added to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--TRANSPORTATION ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIPS--PROGRAM K


Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                           1,238,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                               17,442,000

      TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         18,680,000


             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

             (1) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation includes $17,442,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.10.834 for all forms of cash contributions, or the payment of other costs incident to the location, development, design, right of way, and construction of only the SR 16 corridor improvements and park and ride projects selected under the public-private transportation initiative program authorized under chapter 47.46 RCW; support costs of the public-private transportation initiatives program, including the program and fiscal audit required under RCW 47.46.030(2) and subsection (3) of this section; and development of the replacement project process required under RCW 47.46.030(2). $2,160,000 of the bond proceeds are to be deposited in the motor vehicle fund--state to pay back the loan recommended by the transportation commission and the legislative transportation committee.

             (2) Any additional FTEs required to support the public-private initiatives in the transportation program established under chapter 47.46 RCW shall be funded from program management and administration fees paid by private entities participating in the program.

             (3) The department of transportation shall provide quarterly reports to the legislative transportation committee and the office of financial management on the status of the public-private initiatives in the transportation program. The department shall conduct a program and fiscal review of the public-private initiatives in the transportation program, authorized under chapter 47.46 RCW, for the biennium ending June 30, 1997. Such review shall include, at a minimum, the extent to which the program has operated in the public interest and fulfilled its statutory obligation; the extent to which the program is operating in an efficient, effective, and economical manner; and the extent to which continuation of the program maintains, improves, or adversely impacts the transportation system of the state of Washington. The department shall provide a progress report on its program and fiscal review of the public-private initiatives in transportation program by June 30, 1996.


             Sec. 215. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 218 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE--PROGRAM M


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                       ((221,368,000))

222,274,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              461,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           3,305,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                           ((225,134,000))

226,040,000


             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

             (1) If portions of the appropriations in this section are required to fund maintenance work resulting from major disasters not covered by federal emergency funds such as fire, flooding, and major slides, supplemental appropriations will be requested to restore state funding for ongoing maintenance activities.

             (2) ((If projected snow and ice expenditures exceed the plan of $40,000,000, the department will continue service delivery as planned within the other major maintenance groups, and will request a supplemental appropriation in the following legislative session to fund the additional snow and ice expenditures.

             (3))) The department shall deliver the highway maintenance program according to the plans for each major maintenance group to the extent practical. However, if projected snow and ice expenditures exceed the plan of $40,000,000, the department will, after prior consultation with the legislative transportation committee, adopt one or both of the following courses of action:

             (a) Reduce planned maintenance activities in other groups to offset the necessary increases for snow and ice control and detail these expenditures; or

             (b) Continue service delivery as planned within the other major maintenance groups and access up to $2,000,000 in the snow and ice reserve to cover increased snow and ice expenditures provided for in section 505 of this act.

             (3) The department shall provide recommendations to the legislative transportation committee by ((December 15, 1995)) June 30, 1996, on: (a) The feasibility of developing a maintenance management system; (b) methods for providing a consistent maintenance level of service throughout the state; (c) options for centralized versus decentralized management of the program; (d) improving accountability and oversight of the maintenance program; and (e) improving accountability and oversight of the transportation equipment fund program.

             (4) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes $250,000 solely for augmentation of the adopt-a-highway program, under Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1512.

             (5) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes (($906,000)) $1,812,000 for payment of local stormwater assessment fees ((for fiscal year 1996. Funding for the remainder of the biennium is withheld pending the results of a legislative transportation committee review of local stormwater assessment fees charged to the department of transportation)).

             (6) The department of transportation shall participate with the Grant county noxious weed board in a demonstration project to examine ways to accomplish weed control in a more cost effective manner.


             Sec. 216. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 219 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--PRESERVATION--PROGRAM P


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                         ((95,544,000))

100,050,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         74,600,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           8,100,000

Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                             119,600,000

Transportation Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       143,400,000

Transportation Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           3,000,000

      TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                ((444,244,000))

448,750,000


             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

             (1) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation includes $8,300,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.10.761 and 47.10.762 for emergency purposes. However, the transportation commission may authorize the use of current revenues available to the department of transportation in lieu of bond proceeds for any part of the state appropriation.

             (2) The appropriations in this section include $10,034,000 for seismic retrofit activities.

             (3) The department shall not reduce its commitment to sexual harassment training and diversity training, notwithstanding the reduction in this section for training.

             (4) $36,000,000 of the appropriation in this section, including $21,000,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation and $15,000,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation, is provided for additional pavement preservation projects.

             (5) The appropriations in this section include $6,879,000 for Washington state's share to replace the deck on the Lewis and Clark bridge. If the Oregon state legislature enacts a public/private partnership program and the Washington state transportation commission, in consultation with the legislative transportation committee, negotiates and enters into an agreement between Washington and Oregon to place the bridge into Oregon's public/private partnership program, up to $1,000,000 of this amount shall be used for Washington's share of emergency deck repairs to extend the service life of the bridge. The remaining funds may be used as Washington's contribution toward the design of the project pursuant to the agreement between Washington and Oregon. Any additional contributions shall be subject to Washington state legislative appropriations and approvals. The department shall provide a status report on this project to the legislative transportation committee by January 15, 1996.

             (6) $3,700,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section is provided for the Susie creek bridge (112/38) replacement project.

             (7) $150,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation is provided solely for implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6322. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1996, this amount shall lapse.


             Sec. 217. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 220 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT--PROGRAM Q


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                         ((10,241,000))

21,735,000


      The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations ((and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity)):

      (((1) The appropriation contained in this section provides funding for fiscal year 1996 only.

      (2))) By December 31, 1995, the department shall increase the motorist information sign annual permit fee from ten dollars to fifty dollars, increase the motorist information sign initial application fee from seventy-five dollars to one hundred dollars, and provide recommendations to the legislative transportation committee for making the motorist information sign program and the billboard program fully self-supporting within three years. For the purposes of achieving a self-supporting program, the erection, maintenance, and replacement of backpanels shall not be considered part of the department's program costs.


      Sec. 218. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 221 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--SALES AND SERVICES TO OTHERS--PROGRAM R


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                              ((368,000))

490,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              400,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $      ((2,232,000))

                                                                                                                                                           7,232,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                               ((3,000,000))

8,122,000


      The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

      (((1) By December 1, 1995, the department of transportation is to provide the legislative transportation committee an analysis and recommended policy modifications, where appropriate, regarding the following regional practices:

      (a) Recovery of full costs for reimbursable services; and

      (b) Consistency of charging for reimbursable services across the department's regions.

      (2))) It is the intent of the legislature to continue the state's partnership with the federal government, local government, and the private sector in transportation construction and operations in the most cost-effective manner. The ((program is established)) office of financial management, in cooperation with the department of transportation, is directed to establish an efficient and effective process to increase the expenditure and work force authority for this program to allow the department the ability to provide services on nonappropriated, outside requests ((through the unanticipated receipt process including both dollar and full-time equivalent staff increases)).


      Sec. 219. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 222 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT--PROGRAM S


Motor Vehicle Fund--Puget Sound Capital Construction

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                           1,109,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                         ((60,781,000))

52,436,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Puget Sound Ferry Operations

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                           1,105,000

Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                           ((2,002,000))

898,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                             ((64,997,000))

55,548,000


             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

             (1) ((The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation includes $8,370,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.10.834 for all forms of cash contributions, or the payment of other costs incident to the location, development, design, right of way, and construction of projects selected under the public-private transportation initiative program. $2,160,000 of the bond proceeds are to be deposited in the motor vehicle fund--state to pay back the loan recommended by the transportation commission and the legislative transportation committee.

             (2) Any additional FTEs required to support the public-private initiatives in the transportation program established under chapter 47.46 RCW shall be funded from program management and administration fees paid by private entities participating in the program.

             (3) The department of transportation shall provide quarterly reports to the legislative transportation committee and the office of financial management on the status of the public-private initiatives in the transportation program. The department shall conduct a program and fiscal review of the public-private initiatives in the transportation program, authorized under chapter 47.46 RCW, for the biennium ending June 30, 1997. Such review shall include, at a minimum, the extent to which the program has operated in the public interest and fulfilled its statutory obligation; the extent to which the program is operating in an efficient, effective, and economical manner; and the extent to which continuation of the program maintains, improves, or adversely impacts the transportation system of the state of Washington. The department shall provide a progress report on its program and fiscal review of the public-private initiatives in transportation program by June 30, 1996.

             (4))) It is the intent of the legislature that the department reduce the amount of money spent on nonessential training programs for its employees.

             (((5) One of the two full-time employees funded in this section for enhanced public involvement shall be responsible for improving communications between the department and the public. His or her responsibilities shall include: (a) Developing a more efficient and effective system for replying to inquiries from the public and (b) supporting new and existing programs related to public involvement.

             (6) By December 1, 1995, the department of transportation shall implement: (a) Modifications to the construction administration system that promote prudent project management and standards that ensure state-wide consistency of approach among all departmental regions; and (b) modifications to the preconstruction system that streamline processes, reduce the number of internal reviews, and eliminate duplicative documentation.

             (7) To assure that maximum resources are available for the construction programs, the finance and administration division shall assess the financial condition of the transportation equipment fund programs and report to the legislative transportation committee and the office of financial management by December 1, 1995. The evaluation should address lower operating cash balances and reductions in the purchase of highway and computer equipment, and where possible, should identify any surplus equipment to match the downsizing of the department's work force.)) (2) The department in conjunction with the legislative transportation committee, office of financial management, and the state treasurer is to evaluate the feasibility of implementing a fiduciary fund for processing one hundred percent reimbursable local and federally funded activities and submit recommendations that shall be forwarded to the legislative transportation committee and the governor by August 31, 1996.

             (3) $25,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section is provided for the implementation of toll-free telecommunications to provide mountain pass reports. The department of transportation shall seek methods to make this service self-supporting.


             Sec. 220. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 223 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--TRANSIT RESEARCH AND INTERMODAL PLANNING--PROGRAM T


((Essential Rail Assistance Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         1,036,000))

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                         ((13,653,000))

14,395,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $    ((16,198,000))

15,647,000

((High Capacity Transportation Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                         2,475,000

Essential Rail Banking Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              52,000))

Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                         ((37,770,000))

1,345,000

((Transportation Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         11,643,000

Transportation Fund--Private/Local

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              105,000

Central Puget Sound Public Transportation

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                         11,009,000

Public Transportation Systems Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         3,082,000))

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                             ((97,023,000))

31,387,000


      The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

      (((1) Up to $33,845,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation and $700,000 of the transportation fund--federal appropriation is provided for intercity rail passenger service including up to $12,000,000 for lease purchase of two advanced technology train sets with total purchase costs not to exceed $20,000,000, subsidies for operating costs not to exceed $10,000,000, to maintain service of one state contracted round trip between Seattle and Portland and Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, and capital projects necessary to provide Seattle-Vancouver, British Columbia, train operating times of under 4 hours. The lease purchase of the train sets is predicated on the condition that the manufacturer of the trains has the obligation of establishing a corporate office in Washington state. The manufacturer is also obligated to spend a minimum of twenty-five percent of the total purchase price of the train sets on the assembly and manufacture of parts of the train sets in Washington state.

      (2))) Up to $2,400,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation is provided for regional transportation planning organizations, with allocations for participating counties maintained at the 1993-1995 biennium levels for those counties not having metropolitan planning organizations within their boundaries.

      (((3) The appropriations from the central Puget Sound public transportation account and the public transportation systems account are transferred to the transportation improvement board should either chapter . . . (Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1107), Laws of 1995 or chapter . . . (Substitute Senate Bill No. 5199), Laws of 1995 be enacted, and contain provisions transferring responsibility for administration of these accounts from the department of transportation to the transportation improvement board, except $1,000,000 of the appropriation from the public transportation systems account shall be utilized for the rural mobility program and be administered by the department of transportation. Priority for grants provided from these accounts shall be given to projects and programs that can be accomplished in the 1995-1997 biennium and that are not primarily intended for the planning of facilities. Prior to July 1, 1996, no applications for grants from the central Puget Sound public transportation account may be accepted from, nor may funds from that account be granted to, the regional transit authority. The public transportation systems account funds provided to the rural mobility program are for the 1995-97 biennium and are not intended for grants which will have ongoing costs to this program.

      (4) Up to $700,000 of the high capacity transportation account--state appropriation is reappropriated for regional transit authority grants. However, this amount shall not exceed the amount of unexpended regional transit authority grants in the 1993-95 biennium.

      (5) None of the high capacity transportation account--state appropriation or reappropriation may be used to disseminate information in a manner that attempts to persuade, rather than inform or educate, area residents regarding the adopted system plan. The appropriation and reappropriation also may not be used to lobby or advertise, or distribute free promotional materials.

      (6) The department of transportation may not transfer high capacity transportation account--state funds to a regional transportation authority during the 1995-1997 biennium, unless the authority has provided a detailed report to the department of transportation and the house of representatives and senate transportation committees regarding its use of those funds during preceding biennia and how it proposes to spend additional state funds.

      (7) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation includes $558,000 for the office of urban mobility. This appropriation is for fiscal year 1996 only, pending a legislative transportation committee review of the office of urban mobility's activities in relation to the planning functions of the department's regional offices.))


      Sec. 221. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 225 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--CHARGES FROM OTHER AGENCIES--PROGRAM U


      (1) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF ATTORNEY GENERAL TORT CLAIMS SUPPORT

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 4,646,000

      (2) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF THE OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                    832,000

      (3) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION FACILITIES AND SERVICES AND CONSOLIDATED MAIL SERVICES

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 3,374,000

      (4) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 2,240,000

      (5) FOR PAYMENT OF SELF-INSURANCE LIABILITY PREMIUMS AND ADMINISTRATION

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                           ((5,049,000))

7,749,000


      ((The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation of $5,049,000 in this subsection is provided for the self-insurance premium and for risk management administrative costs. The department of general administration, the office of financial management, and the department of transportation shall develop funding proposals for: (a) Participation by the department of transportation in the state-wide liability self-insurance program in fiscal year 1997, and (b) alternative methods for funding the department of transportation's tort claim payments, if appropriate. A report shall be made to the legislative transportation committee and the governor no later than October 31, 1995.))

      (6) FOR PAYMENT OF SELF-INSURANCE LIABILITY PREMIUMS AND ADMINISTRATION

Motor Vehicle Fund--Puget Sound Ferry Operations

            Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 2,000,000

      (7) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF THE OFFICE OF MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                    508,000

      (8) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION STATE PARKING SERVICES

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                      95,000

      (9) FOR PAYMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION CAPITAL PROJECTS SURCHARGE

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                    361,000

      (10) FOR ARCHIVES AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                              ((230,000))

                                                                                                                                                           280,000


      Sec. 222. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 226 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--MARINE CONSTRUCTION--PROGRAM W


Motor Vehicle Fund--Puget Sound Capital Construction

      Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                                 244,659,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Puget Sound Capital Construction

      Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                                   22,172,000

Transportation Fund--Passenger Ferry Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 1,250,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Puget Sound Capital Construction

      Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                              765,000

                  TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                                 268,846,000


      The appropriations in this section are provided for improving the Washington state ferry system, including, but not limited to, vessel acquisition, vessel construction, major and minor vessel improvements, and terminal construction and improvements. The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

      (1) The appropriations in this section are provided to carry out only the projects presented to the legislature (version 3) for the 1995-97 budget. The department shall reconcile the 1993-95 capital expenditures within ninety days of the end of the biennium and submit a final report to the legislative transportation committee and office of financial management.

      (2) The Puget Sound capital construction account--state appropriation includes $15,000,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by RCW 47.60.560 and $155,000,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by RCW 47.60.800 for construction of new jumbo ferry vessels in accordance with the requirements of RCW 47.60.770 through 47.60.778. However, the department of transportation may use current revenues available to the Puget Sound capital construction account in lieu of bond proceeds for any part of the state appropriation.

      (3) The appropriations contained in this section shall not be expended for the development of park facilities at the Seattle colman dock ferry terminal.

      (4) The Washington state ferries shall acquire an appropriate passenger-only vessel. If permissible under regulations governing the procurement of necessary federal funds, construction and assembly of any passenger-only vessels shall take place within Washington state. If the vessel is procured through the use of state funds, the construction and assembly of any passenger-only vessels shall take place within Washington state.

      (5) The department of transportation shall provide to the legislative transportation committee and office of financial management a quarterly financial report concerning the status of the capital program authorized in this section.

      (6) Washington state ferries is authorized to reimburse up to $3,000,000 from the Puget Sound capital construction account--state to the city of Bremerton and the port of Bremerton for Washington state ferries' financial participation in the development of a Bremerton multimodal transportation terminal, port of Bremerton passenger-only terminal expansion, and ferry vehicular connections to downtown traffic circulation improvements. The reimbursement shall specifically support the construction of the following components: Appropriate passenger-only ferry terminal linkages to accommodate bow-loading catamaran type vessels and the needed transit connections; and the Washington state ferries' component of the Bremerton multimodal transportation terminal as part of the downtown Bremerton redevelopment project, including appropriate access to the new downtown traffic circulation road network.


      Sec. 223. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 227 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--MARINE--PROGRAM X


Marine Operating Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  ((244,187,000))

244,227,000


             The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

             (1) The appropriation is based on the budgeted expenditure of $30,297,190 for vessel operating fuel in the 1995-97 biennium. If the actual cost of fuel is less than this budgeted amount, the excess amount may not be expended. If the actual cost exceeds this amount, the department shall request a supplemental appropriation.

             (2) The appropriation contained in this section provides for the compensation of ferry employees. The expenditures for compensation paid to ferry employees during the 1995-97 biennium may not exceed $159,990,000 plus a dollar amount, as prescribed by the office of financial management, that is equal to any insurance benefit increase granted general government employees in excess of $305.32 a month annualized per eligible marine employee multiplied by the number of eligible marine employees for the respective fiscal year, a dollar amount as prescribed by the office of financial management for costs associated with pension amortization charges, and a dollar amount prescribed by the office of financial management for salary increases during the 1995-97 biennium. For the purposes of this section, the expenditures for compensation paid to ferry employees shall be limited to salaries and wages and employee benefits as defined in the office of financial management's policies, regulations, and procedures named under objects of expenditure "A" and "B" (7.2.6.2).

             The prescribed salary and insurance benefit increase or decrease dollar amount that shall be allocated from the governor's compensation appropriations is in addition to the appropriation contained in this section and may be used to increase or decrease compensation costs, effective July 1, 1995, and ((thereafter)) July 1, 1996, as established in the 1995-97 general fund operating budget and 1996 operating supplemental budget.

             (3) The appropriation in this section includes $614,000 for the automated ticket vending program. These funds shall be expended only in accordance with the implementation of the automated ticket vending program.

             (4) The department of transportation shall provide to the legislative transportation committee and office of financial management a quarterly financial report concerning the status of the operating program authorized in this section.

             (5) If Second Engrossed House Bill No. 1016 becomes law, as provided in that legislation, $3,000,000 is appropriated from the Puget Sound ferry operations account to Washington state ferries to reimburse Kitsap county and the port of Bremerton for the construction of facilities supporting the permanent placement of and access to the USS Missouri in the city of Bremerton.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 224. A new section is added to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND RAIL--PROGRAM Y

Essential Rail Assistance Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 1,088,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                    138,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                    551,000

High Capacity Transportation Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 4,275,000

Air Pollution Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           3,145,000

Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                         34,480,000

Transportation Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                               11,643,000

Transportation Fund--Private Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              105,000

Public Transportation Systems Account--State

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 1,000,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                       56,425,000


      The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

      (1) Up to $31,845,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation and $700,000 of the transportation fund--federal appropriation is provided for intercity rail passenger service including up to $12,000,000 for lease purchase of two advanced technology train sets with total purchase costs not to exceed $20,000,000, subsidies for operating costs not to exceed $8,000,000, to maintain service of one state contracted round trip between Seattle and Portland and Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, and capital projects necessary to provide Seattle-Vancouver, British Columbia, train operating times of under 4 hours. The lease purchase of the train sets is predicated on the condition that the manufacturer of the trains has the obligation of establishing a corporate office in Washington state. The manufacturer is also obligated to spend a minimum of twenty-five percent of the total purchase price of the train sets on the assembly and manufacture of parts of the train sets in Washington state.

      (2) The appropriations from the central Puget Sound public transportation account and the public transportation systems account are transferred to the transportation improvement board should either chapter . . . (Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1107), Laws of 1995 or chapter . . . (Substitute Senate Bill No. 5199), Laws of 1995 be enacted, and contain provisions transferring responsibility for administration of these accounts from the department of transportation to the transportation improvement board, except $1,000,000 of the appropriation from the public transportation systems account shall be utilized for the rural mobility program and be administered by the department of transportation. Priority for grants provided from these accounts shall be given to projects and programs that can be accomplished in the 1995-1997 biennium and that are not primarily intended for the planning of facilities. Prior to July 1, 1996, no applications for grants from the central Puget Sound public transportation account may be accepted from, nor may funds from that account be granted to, the regional transit authority. The public transportation systems account funds provided to the rural mobility program are for the 1995-97 biennium and are not intended for grants which will have ongoing costs to this program.

      (3) Up to $700,000 of the high capacity transportation account--state appropriation is reappropriated for regional transit authority grants. However, this amount shall not exceed the amount of unexpended regional transit authority grants in the 1993-95 biennium.

      (4) None of the high capacity transportation account--state appropriation or reappropriation may be used to disseminate information in a manner that attempts to persuade, rather than inform or educate, area residents regarding the adopted system plan. The appropriation and reappropriation also may not be used to lobby or advertise, or distribute free promotional materials.

      (5) The department of transportation may not transfer high capacity transportation account--state funds to a regional transportation authority during the 1995-1997 biennium, unless the authority has provided a detailed report to the department of transportation and the house of representatives and senate transportation committees regarding its use of those funds during preceding biennia and how it proposes to spend additional state funds.

      (6) $1,800,000 of the high capacity transportation account--state appropriation is provided for the regional transit authority.

      (7) The air pollution control account appropriation is provided solely for operation of the commute trip reduction program created under chapter 70.94 RCW and transferred to the department of transportation by Senate Bill No. 6451 or House Bill No. 2009. If Senate Bill No. 6451 or House Bill No. 2009 is not enacted by June 30, 1996, this subsection is null and void.

      (8) If Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2832 is not enacted by June 30, 1996, $189,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation shall lapse.


      Sec. 225. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 228 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--LOCAL PROGRAMS--PROGRAM Z


General Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                           1,400,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                         ((14,567,000))

                                                                                                                                                           15,167,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  ((168,179,000))

167,879,000

Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                    356,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           5,087,000

Transfer Relief Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              307,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                           ((188,140,000))

190,196,000


             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

             (1) Up to $13,100,000 of the motor vehicle fund--federal appropriation in this section is provided for construction of demonstration projects specified in the federal intermodal surface transportation efficiency act (P.L. 101-240; 105 Stat. 1914). The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation includes $3,275,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.10.819(1) for the federal match requirements. However, the transportation commission may authorize the use of current revenues available to the department of transportation in lieu of bond proceeds for any part of the state appropriation.

             (((3))) (2) The motor vehicle fund--state appropriation in this section includes $1,750,000 solely to fund the state's share of the east marine view drive project. This amount represents a reappropriation of the funding first provided for Everett homeport transportation projects in 1987. With this reappropriation, the legislature has fulfilled its commitment for funding of special transportation projects associated with the Everett homeport.

             (((5))) (3) $((4,000,000)) 2,600,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation and $1,400,000 of the general fund--state appropriation in this section is provided solely for one-time capital infrastructure investment associated with development of a horse racetrack in western Washington. With this appropriation, the state has fulfilled its commitment to ((provide funding for infrastructure associated with development of a horse racetrack in western Washington)) this project.

             (4) Up to $1,100,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation and $300,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation contained in this section shall be used for evaluations that mutually benefit the state department of transportation, counties, and cities. The evaluations may include fuel tax evasion; license fraud; and the development of an implementation plan for the financing and construction of state, local, and private transportation improvements in south downtown Seattle. The implementation plan shall address the safety needs of the Spokane street viaduct, but shall not include any projects that would be financed and constructed under the public-private transportation initiatives program established in chapter 47.46 RCW. The evaluations shall include port mobility issues and other issues as determined by the legislative transportation committee.

             (5) $700,000 of the motor vehicle fund--federal appropriation for the surface transportation program enhancements program is provided for storm water control grants as provided for in Second Substitute House Bill No. 2031. If Second Substitute House Bill No. 2031 is not enacted by June 30, 1996, this subsection is null and void.

             (6) $1,000,000 of the motor vehicle fund--federal appropriation for the surface transportation program enhancements program is provided to the state parks and recreation commission to be used for trail development. The amount provided represents partial consideration for cross-state trail development necessitated under Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2832.

             (7) $6,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation is provided as the state match on the Colfax paving project.

             (8) $25,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation in this section is provided to evaluate and determine which agency or organization should be authorized to manage and operate the aerial search and rescue program.

             (9) $50,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation and $25,000 of the transportation fund--state appropriation in this section are provided solely for an evaluation of the impacts of rail transportation through the city of Auburn, to be conducted by the city of Auburn. "Evaluation" for the purpose of this subsection does not include litigation. This evaluation shall be coordinated with the Port of Tacoma, the cities of Tacoma, Federal Way, and Algona, and other affected jurisidictions participating in the Tacoma tideflat truck and rail circulation analysis provided for in subsection (4) of this section. The city of Auburn shall complete its analysis no later than October 31, 1996, and report its findings to the Tacoma tideflat truck and rail circulation study group.


PART III

CAPITAL


             Sec. 301. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 301 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

             In addition to the transfer language in section 303 of this act, the appropriations in this section ((is)) are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:


             (1) JOINT PROJECTS


             (a) FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL, DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING, AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--TRANSPORTATION SERVICE CENTER--PARKLAND


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            486,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                      71,000

      Highway Safety Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                71,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                                        628,000


      (b) FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL AND DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--UNION GAP


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            789,000


      (c) FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL AND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--NORTH SPOKANE


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            215,000


      (d) FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND WASHINGTON STATE PATROL--BELLINGHAM


((Motor Vehicle Fund--))Transportation Capital

      Facilities Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $      ((6,480,000))

6,080,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                         1,800,000

            TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                               ((8,280,000))

7,880,000


             (2) The agency listed first in the appropriation in subsection (1) of this section is designated as the lead agency responsible for management of the projects and shall receive the entire appropriation.        (3) The state patrol, the department of licensing, and the department of transportation shall coordinate their activities when siting facilities. This coordination shall result in the collocation of driver and vehicle licensing, vehicle inspection service facilities, and other transportation services whenever possible.

             The department of licensing, the department of transportation, and the state patrol shall explore alternative state services, such as vehicle emission testing, that would be feasible to collocate in these joint facilities. All services provided at these transportation service facilities shall be provided at cost to the participating agencies.

             (4) The department of licensing may lease develop with option to purchase or lease purchase new customer service centers to be paid for from operating revenues. The Washington state patrol shall provide project management for the department of licensing. Alternatively, a financing contract may be entered into on behalf of the department of licensing in the amounts indicated plus financing expenses and reserves pursuant to chapter 39.94 RCW. The locations and amounts for projects covered under this section are as follows:

             (a) A new customer service center in Vancouver for (($2,629,700)) 3,709,700;

             (b) A new customer service center in West Spokane for (($3,083,600)) $3,467,600;

             (c) A new customer service center in Lacey for (($3,152,500)) $4,641,200;

             (d) A new customer service center in Union Gap for (($3,026,500)) $3,642,000; and

             (e) A new customer service center in Wenatchee for (($2,078,800)) $1,987,800.

             (5) The Washington state patrol, department of licensing, and department of transportation shall provide bimonthly progress reports on the capital facilities receiving an appropriation in this act.


             Sec. 302. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 302 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL--CAPITAL PROJECTS

             The appropriations in this section are provided for the following projects:


             (1) ACADEMY DRIVE COURSE--SHELTON


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            500,000


      (2) MINOR WORKS: PRESERVATION


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            890,000


      (3) MINOR WORKS: PROGRAM


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            506,000


      (4) SOUTH SEATTLE DETACHMENT


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            151,000


      (5) WASHINGTON STATE PATROL OFFICE--SILVER LAKE REST AREA


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            197,000


      (6) BELLEVUE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER IMPROVEMENT


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            358,000


      (7) STATE-WIDE MICROWAVE COMMUNICATIONS REPLACEMENT AND UPGRADE


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account--

      State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                         5,000,000


      Sec. 303. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 303 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--PROGRAM D (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-ONLY PROJECTS)--CAPITAL

      All projects in this section are funded from the motor vehicle fund--transportation capital facilities account--state.


      (1) OKANOGAN AREA MAINTENANCE FACILITY


Motor Vehicle Fund--Transportation Capital

      Facilities Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $      ((2,801,000))

3,201,000


      (2) CHEHALIS AREA MAINTENANCE FACILITY


Motor Vehicle Fund--Transportation Capital

      Facilities Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           4,865,000


      (3) WOODLAND SECTION MAINTENANCE FACILITY


Motor Vehicle Fund--Transportation Capital

      Facilities Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           1,163,000


      (4) CONNELL SECTION MAINTENANCE FACILITY


Motor Vehicle Fund--Transportation Capital

      Facilities Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              150,000


      (5) WILBUR SECTION MAINTENANCE FACILITY


Motor Vehicle Fund--Transportation Capital

      Facilities Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           1,036,000


      (6) MINOR REGIONAL PROJECTS


Motor Vehicle Fund--Transportation Capital

      Facilities Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           1,525,000


      (7) STATE-WIDE ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT


Motor Vehicle Fund--Transportation Capital

      Facilities Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           1,525,000


             (8) The department of transportation shall provide to the legislative transportation committee: (a) Prior notice and the latest project information at least two weeks in advance of the bid process for transportation capital facilities projects going to bid in the 1995-97 biennium, and (b) bimonthly progress reports on all transportation capital facilities projects receiving appropriations in this act.

             (9) The office of financial management, following a review and recommendation by the legislative transportation committee, may authorize a transfer of appropriation authority provided for a capital project in sections 301 and 303 of this act that is in excess of the biennial expenditure needs of such project to another capital project funded by an appropriation in these sections for which the biennial appropriation is insufficient. No such transfer may be used to expand the capacity of any facility beyond that intended by the legislature in making the appropriation. Such transfers may be made only between appropriations from the transportation capital facilities account for projects included in sections 301 and 303 of this act.


PART IV

TRANSFERS AND DISTRIBUTIONS


             Sec. 401. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 401 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR BOND SALES DISCOUNTS AND DEBT TO BE PAID BY MOTOR VEHICLE FUND AND TRANSPORTATION FUND REVENUE


Motor Vehicle Fund--Puget Sound Capital Construction Account

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           4,250,000

Motor Vehicle Fund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                        ((695,000))

903,000

Transportation Improvement Account

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           1,250,000

((Transportation Fund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                           208,000))

Special Category C Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 4,000,000

Highway Bond Retirement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       195,814,000

Ferry Bond Retirement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         36,788,000

                  TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                       243,005,000


             Sec. 402. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 402 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR BOND SALE EXPENSES AND FISCAL AGENT CHARGES


Motor Vehicle Fund--Puget Sound Capital Construction

      Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            850,000

Motor Vehicle Fund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                        ((139,000))

181,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Urban Arterial Trust Account

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  5,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Transportation Improvement

      Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                            250,000

Special Category C Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                    800,000

((Transportation Fund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                             42,000))

Transportation Capital Facilities Account

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  1,000

                  TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                           2,087,000


             Sec. 403. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 403 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--STATE REVENUES FOR DISTRIBUTION


Motor Vehicle Fund Appropriation for motor

             vehicle fuel tax and overload penalties

      distribution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       452,180,000

Transportation Fund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                     ((2,352,000))

2,482,000

                  TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                 ((454,532,000))

454,662,000


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 404. A new section is added to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--DISTRIBUTION FOR CITIES AND TOWNS

             City Hardship Assistance Account--State Appropriation for Distribution to the Cities and Towns   . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .$                     2,600,000


             The appropriation in this section is valid only if House Bill No. . . . . (Z-1097.1/96) or Senate Bill No. . . . . (Z-1097.1/96) is enacted and contains provisions for returning excess funds to cities and towns.


             Sec. 405. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 404 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE GOVERNOR--COMPENSATION--SALARY AND INSURANCE INCREASE REVOLVING ACCOUNT


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Patrol Highway Account

      Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . $                                                                                                                                                   ((8,947,000))

5,433,000


             The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

             (1)(a) Commissioned officers, commercial vehicle enforcement officers, and communication officers of the state patrol shall receive a five percent salary increase on July 1, 1995.

             (b) Commissioned officers, commercial vehicle enforcement officers, and communication officers of the state patrol shall receive an additional four percent salary increase on July 1, 1996, if the state patrol vehicle inspection program is decommissioned by September 1, 1995.

             (2) The salary increases provided for in subsection (1) of this section supersede any salary increases provided for in Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1410, the omnibus budget, for commissioned officers, commercial vehicle enforcement officers, and communication officers of the state patrol. The appropriation in this section is not in addition to the salary increases provided for in Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1410; therefore, the appropriation in this section shall be reduced by any amount provided for commissioned officers, commercial vehicle enforcement officers, and communication officers of the state patrol in Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1410.

             (3) The appropriation in this section includes $1,350,000 to implement shift differential pay and educational incentive pay for commissioned officers effective July 1, 1996.


             Sec. 406. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 408 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--TRANSFERS

 

(1) R V Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Motor Vehicle Fund--

      State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                              ((454,000))

754,000


      The transfer in this subsection is subject to the following conditions and limitations: If Substitute Senate Bill No. 6322 is not enacted by June 30, 1996, $300,000 of the RV account--state appropriation shall lapse.

 

(2) Transfer Relief Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Motor Vehicle Fund--

      State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . $                                                                                                                                                                 1,329,000


      The transfer in this subsection is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The secretary of transportation shall notify the office of the state treasurer to close out the transfer relief account and transfer the cash balance into the motor vehicle fund.

 

(3) Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Transportation Capital

      Facilities Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                             ((41,762,000))

40,178,000

(4) Small City Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Urban Arterial Trust

      Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           2,544,000

(5) Small City Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Transportation Improvement

      Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           7,500,000

      (6) High Capacity Transportation Account--

      State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Passenger Ferry Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              760,000

      (7) Public Transportation Systems Account--

      State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Transportation Fund--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            178,000

      (8) Transportation Fund--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Marine Operating Fund--

      State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . $                                                                                                                                                               2,500,000


             The appropriation in this subsection is subject to the following conditions and limitations: $1,000,000 of the appropriation in this subsection shall be transferred in fiscal year 1996. $1,500,000 of the appropriation in this subsection shall be transferred in fiscal year 1997, provided, however, that the transfer for fiscal year 1997 is null and void if Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1016 is enacted by July 1, 1996.

             (9) Transportation Equipment Fund--State

             Appropriation:

For transfer to the Motor Vehicle Fund--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         3,300,000

      (10) Transportation Fund--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Cross-state Trail Account--

      State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . $                                                                                                                                                               1,000,000


             The transfer in this subsection is subject to the following conditions and limitations: If Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2832 is not enacted by June 30, 1996, this appropriation shall lapse.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 407. A new section is added to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

             FOR THE STATE TREASURER--TRANSFERS. The secretary of transportation shall notify the office of the state treasurer to close out the gasohol holding and exemption account and transfer the cash balance into the motor vehicle account.


PART V

MISCELLANEOUS


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 501. 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 224 (uncodified) is repealed.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 502. A new section is added to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


Transportation Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . $                                                                                                                                                               2,000,000


             The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:

             Savings in passenger rail service operating cost subsidies are to be placed in unallotted status. Upon approval of the legislative transportation committee, the department of transportation may allot up to $2,000,000 to provide additional expenditure authority for revised estimates of operating cost subsidies, lease purchase costs, capital projects costs, and to secure other funds for the rail program.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 503. A new section is added to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

             The department of transportation and the state patrol are appropriated $150,000 from the state patrol highway account--state and $150,000 from the motor vehicle fund--state to jointly contract for consultant services to do a feasibility study in cooperation with the department of licensing on the potential to consolidate mainframe computer hardware and software, the maintenance and servicing of data and voice transmissions systems, and the supporting information technology infrastructure of the three transportation agencies. In performing this analysis, the agencies and consultants should consider information and advice from the department of information services as well as the current directions of colocating outlying offices of the three transportation agencies. While the study needs to consider long-term information technology needs of the agencies, the focus should be on technology currently in use by the agencies or anticipated within the next few years. Both the operational and financial aspects of any consolidation will be addressed by the consultant. If the consultants recommend consolidation based on their analysis, a specific time frame for implementation must be provided. The state patrol and the department of transportation, in cooperation with the department of licensing, are to report findings and recommendations to the house of representatives and senate transportation committees by November 15, 1996.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 504. A new section is added to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

             Pursuant to the report of the house of representatives subcommittee on state aircraft:

             (1) In order to facilitate comparison between agencies, the department of transportation's aviation division, in consultation with the state patrol, department of fish and wildlife, and department of natural resources, shall initiate action to develop standard aircraft activity records for all four state agencies. While the records should continue to meet the mission-specific needs of each agency, to the extent possible, operational, maintenance, inspection, and cost records should be standardized.

             (2) Each state agency owning and operating aircraft shall prepare a plan for acquisition and disposition of aircraft. The initial plan shall be submitted to the legislative transportation committee no later than January 1, 1997. The plan shall include, but is not limited to:

             (a) Descriptions of how each agency aircraft fulfills the mission objectives of the agency or college;

             (b) Actual and projected use;

             (c) Target aircraft replacement dates; and

             (d) Proposed funding options for aircraft acquisition, including state surplus.

             (3) Until such time as the state patrol has prepared its aircraft acquisition and disposition plan, it shall retain ownership of the beechjet. The plan should document the mission appropriateness of the agency's entire aircraft fleet. Thus, any plans to dispose of the beechjet and/or acquire another plane in lieu of the beechjet should be documented and substantiated in the plan.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 505. A new section is added to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--SNOW AND ICE--PROGRAM M


Motor Vehicle Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . $                                                                                                                                                               2,000,000


             The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:

             This appropriation is to be placed in reserve status for emergency relief should snow and ice expenditures exceed the $40,000,000 plan for this activity. The legislative transportation committee shall notify the office of financial management to transfer the appropriation authority from reserve to active status.


             Sec. 506. RCW 46.16.313 and 1995 3rd sp.s. c 1 s 103 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The department may establish a fee for each type of special license plates issued under RCW 46.16.301(1) (a), (b), or (c) in an amount calculated to offset the cost of production of the special license plates and the administration of this program. The fee shall not exceed thirty-five dollars and is in addition to all other fees required to register and license the vehicle for which the plates have been requested. All such additional special license plate fees collected by the department shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the motor vehicle fund.

             (2) In addition to all fees and taxes required to be paid upon application, registration, and renewal registration of a motor vehicle, the holder of a collegiate license plate shall pay a fee of thirty dollars. The department shall deduct an amount not to exceed two dollars of each fee collected under this subsection for administration and collection expenses incurred by it. The remaining proceeds, minus the cost of plate production, shall be remitted to the custody of the state treasurer with a proper identifying detailed report. The state treasurer shall credit the funds to the appropriate collegiate license plate fund as provided in RCW 28B.10.890.

             (3) Except as set forth under subsection (4) of this section, in addition to all fees and taxes required to be paid upon application, registration, and renewal registration of a motor vehicle, the holder of a special baseball stadium license plate shall pay a fee of thirty dollars. The department shall deduct an amount not to exceed two dollars of each fee collected under this subsection for administration and collection expenses incurred by it. The remaining proceeds, minus the cost of plate production, shall be distributed to a county for the purpose of paying the principal and interest payments on bonds issued by the county to construct a baseball stadium, as defined in RCW 82.14.0485, including reasonably necessary preconstruction costs, while the taxes are being collected under RCW 82.14.360. After this date, the state treasurer shall credit the funds to the state general fund.

             (4) Until June 30, 1997, in addition to all fees and taxes required to be paid upon application, registration, and renewal registration of a motor vehicle, the holder of a special baseball stadium license plate shall pay a fee of forty dollars. The department shall deduct an amount not to exceed twelve dollars of each fee collected under this subsection for license plate administration and collection expenses incurred by it. The remaining proceeds shall be distributed to a county for the purpose of paying the principal and interest payments on bonds issued by the county to construct a baseball stadium, as defined in RCW 82.14.0485, including reasonably necessary preconstruction costs, while the taxes are being collected under RCW 82.14.360. After this date, the state treasurer shall credit the funds to the state general fund.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 507. A new section is added to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

             $5,000,000 from the motor vehicle fund--state and $1,500,000 from the transportation fund--state are appropriated to the department of transportation for damage resulting from winter storms and floods. This appropriation will be allotted in programs p-preservation, m-maintenance, and y-public transportation and rail as determined by the department of transportation. Priority for use of transportation fund dollars shall be for rail projects. Remaining funds may be used for flood prevention projects along highways prone to flooding.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 508. A new section is added to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

             The appropriations contained in sections 201 and 202 of this act include funding to assist cities and counties in providing match for federal emergency funding for winter storm and flood damage as determined by the county road administration board and the transportation improvement board. The county road administration board and the transportation improvement board will report to the legislative transportation committee and the office of financial management by September 30, 1996, on the projects selected to receive match funding.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 509. A new section is added to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

             The department of transportation shall develop a plan for considering the accommodation of telecommunication facilities within limited access rights of way. In developing the plan, the department shall include, at a minimum, the legislative transportation committee, the information services board, and telecommunication providers. The plan shall be delivered to the legislative transportation committee on or before December 31, 1996, and shall include recommendations on statutory changes, if applicable, and reasonable consideration for accommodation.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 510. If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 511. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately.


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "appropriations;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 46.16.313; amending 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 ss 103, 203, 204, 205, 207, 208, 209, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 225, 226, 227, 228, 301, 302, 303, 401, 402, 403, 404, and 408 (uncodified); adding new sections to 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified); repealing 1995 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 224 (uncodified); and declaring an emergency."

and the same are herewith transmitted.


Marty Brown, Secretary


MOTION


             Representative K. Schmidt moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2343 and pass the bill as amended by the Senate.


             Representatives K. Schmidt, Mitchell and Elliot spoke in favor of the motion.


             Representative R. Fisher spoke against the motion.


MOTION


             On motion of Representative Talcott, Representatives Beeksma, Foreman, McMorris, Dyer, Campbell, Fuhrman and Pennington were excused.


MOTION


             On motion of Representative Kessler, Representatives Patterson and Poulsen were excused.


             The motion was carried.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2343 as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2343, as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 69, Nays - 21, Absent - 0, Excused - 8.

             Voting yea: Representatives Backlund, Ballasiotes, Basich, Benton, Blanton, Boldt, Brumsickle, Buck, Cairnes, Carlson, Carrell, Casada, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cooke, Costa, Crouse, Delvin, Elliot, Goldsmith, Grant, Hankins, Hargrove, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Horn, Huff, Hymes, Johnson, Keiser, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Linville, Lisk, Mastin, McMahan, McMorris, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Ogden, Pelesky, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Robertson, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sheldon, Sherstad, Silver, Skinner, Smith, Sommers, D., Sterk, Stevens, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Van Luven and Mr. Speaker - 69.

             Voting nay: Representatives Appelwick, Brown, Chappell, Cody, Cole, Conway, Dellwo, Dickerson, Fisher, R., Jacobsen, Mason, Murray, Regala, Romero, Rust, Scheuerman, Sommers, H., Tokuda, Valle, Veloria and Wolfe - 21.

             Excused: Representatives Beeksma, Campbell, Dyer, Foreman, Fuhrman, Patterson, Pennington and Poulsen - 8.


             Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2343 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) declared the House to be at ease.


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) called the House to order.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL


February 27, 1996


Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1289 with the following amendments:


             On page 2, beginning on line 21, after "(3)" strike all material through "freighters." on line 25, and insert "does not apply to vessels involved in commerce, including but not limited to tugs, barges, cargo vessels, commercial passenger vessels, fishing vessels, and processing vessels."


and the same are herewith transmitted.


Marty Brown, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurs in the Senate amendments to Second Substitute House Bill No. 1289 and pass the bill as amended by the Senate.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1289 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Ballasiotes spoke in favor of passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1289, as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 90, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 8.

             Voting yea: Representatives Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Basich, Benton, Blanton, Boldt, Brown, Brumsickle, Buck, Cairnes, Carlson, Carrell, Casada, Chandler, Chappell, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Conway, Cooke, Costa, Crouse, Dellwo, Delvin, Dickerson, Elliot, Fisher, R., Goldsmith, Grant, Hankins, Hargrove, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Horn, Huff, Hymes, Jacobsen, Johnson, Keiser, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McMahan, McMorris, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, Ogden, Pelesky, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Rust, Scheuerman, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sheldon, Sherstad, Silver, Skinner, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Stevens, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Valle, Van Luven, Veloria, Wolfe and Mr. Speaker - 90.

             Excused: Representatives Beeksma, Campbell, Dyer, Foreman, Fuhrman, Patterson, Pennington and Poulsen - 8.


             Second Substitute House Bill No. 1289 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL


February 29, 1996


Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 1627 with the following amendments:


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 18.35.110 and 1993 c 313 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             In addition to causes specified under RCW 18.130.170 and 18.130.180, any person licensed under this chapter may be subject to disciplinary action by the board for any of the following causes:

             (1) For unethical conduct in dealing in hearing aids. Unethical conduct shall include, but not be limited to:

             (a) Using or causing or promoting the use of, in any advertising matter, promotional literature, testimonial, guarantee, warranty, label, brand, insignia, or any other representation, however disseminated or published, which is false, misleading or deceptive;

             (b) Failing or refusing to honor or to perform as represented any representation, promise, agreement, or warranty in connection with the promotion, sale, dispensing, or fitting of the hearing aid;

             (c) Advertising a particular model, type, or kind of hearing aid for sale which purchasers or prospective purchasers responding to the advertisement cannot purchase or are dissuaded from purchasing and where it is established that the purpose of the advertisement is to obtain prospects for the sale of a different model, type, or kind than that advertised;

             (d) Falsifying hearing test or evaluation results;

             (e)(i) Whenever any of the following conditions are found or should have been found to exist either from observations by the licensee or on the basis of information furnished by the prospective hearing aid user prior to fitting and dispensing a hearing aid to any such prospective hearing aid user, failing to advise that prospective hearing aid user in writing that the user should first consult a licensed physician specializing in diseases of the ear or if no such licensed physician is available in the community then to any duly licensed physician:

             (A) Visible congenital or traumatic deformity of the ear, including perforation of the eardrum;

             (B) History of, or active drainage from the ear within the previous ninety days;

             (C) History of sudden or rapidly progressive hearing loss within the previous ninety days;

             (D) Acute or chronic dizziness;

             (E) Any unilateral hearing loss;

             (F) Significant air-bone gap when generally acceptable standards have been established as defined by the food and drug administration;

             (G) Visible evidence of significant cerumen accumulation or a foreign body in the ear canal;

             (H) Pain or discomfort in the ear; or

             (I) Any other conditions that the board may by rule establish. It is a violation of this subsection for any licensee or that licensee's employees and putative agents upon making such required referral for medical opinion to in any manner whatsoever disparage or discourage a prospective hearing aid user from seeking such medical opinion prior to the fitting and dispensing of a hearing aid. No such referral for medical opinion need be made by any licensee in the instance of replacement only of a hearing aid which has been lost or damaged beyond repair within six months of the date of purchase. The licensee or the licensee's employees or putative agents shall obtain a signed statement from the hearing aid user documenting the waiver of medical clearance and the waiver shall inform the prospective user that signing the waiver is not in the user's best health interest: PROVIDED, That the licensee shall maintain a copy of either the physician's statement showing that the prospective hearing aid user has had a medical evaluation or the statement waiving medical evaluation, for a period of three years after the purchaser's receipt of a hearing aid. Nothing in this section required to be performed by a licensee shall mean that the licensee is engaged in the diagnosis of illness or the practice of medicine or any other activity prohibited under the laws of this state;

             (ii) Fitting and dispensing a hearing aid to any person under eighteen years of age who has not been examined and cleared for hearing aid use within the previous six months by a physician specializing in otolaryngology except in the case of replacement instruments or except in the case of the parents or guardian of such person refusing, for good cause, to seek medical opinion: PROVIDED, That should the parents or guardian of such person refuse, for good cause, to seek medical opinion, the licensee shall obtain from such parents or guardian a certificate to that effect in a form as prescribed by the department;

             (iii) Fitting and dispensing a hearing aid to any person under eighteen years of age who has not been examined by an audiologist who holds at least a master's degree in audiology for recommendations during the previous six months, without first advising such person or his or her parents or guardian in writing that he or she should first consult an audiologist who holds at least a master's degree in audiology, except in cases of hearing aids replaced within six months of their purchase;

             (f) Representing that the services or advice of a person licensed to practice medicine and surgery under chapter 18.71 RCW or ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery under chapter 18.57 RCW or of a clinical audiologist will be used or made available in the selection, fitting, adjustment, maintenance, or repair of hearing aids when that is not true, or using the word "doctor," "clinic," or other like words, abbreviations, or symbols which tend to connote a medical or osteopathic medicine and surgery profession when such use is not accurate;

             (g) Permitting another to use his or her license;

             (h) Stating or implying that the use of any hearing aid will restore normal hearing, preserve hearing, prevent or retard progression of a hearing impairment, or any other false, misleading, or medically or audiologically unsupportable claim regarding the efficiency of a hearing aid;

             (i) Representing or implying that a hearing aid is or will be "custom-made," "made to order," "prescription made," or in any other sense specially fabricated for an individual when that is not the case; or

             (j) Directly or indirectly offering, giving, permitting, or causing to be given, money or anything of value to any person who advised another in a professional capacity as an inducement to influence that person, or to have that person influence others to purchase or contract to purchase any product sold or offered for sale by the licensee, or to influence any person to refrain from dealing in the products of competitors.

             (2) Engaging in any unfair or deceptive practice or unfair method of competition in trade within the meaning of RCW 19.86.020.

             (3) Aiding or abetting any violation of the rebating laws as stated in chapter 19.68 RCW.


             Sec. 2. RCW 18.57.001 and 1991 c 160 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             As used in this chapter:

             (1) "Board" means the Washington state board of osteopathic medicine and surgery;

             (2) "Department" means the department of health;

             (3) "Secretary" means the secretary of health; and

             (4) "Osteopathic medicine and surgery" means the use of any and all methods in the treatment of disease, injuries, deformities, and all other physical and mental conditions in and of human beings, including the use of osteopathic manipulative therapy. ((The term means the same as "osteopathy and surgery".))


             Sec. 3. RCW 18.57.140 and 1919 c 4 s 20 are each amended to read as follows:

             On all cards, signs, letterheads, envelopes and billheads used by those licensed by this chapter to practice ((osteopathy or osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery the word "osteopathic" shall always immediately precede the word "physician" and if the word "surgeon" is used in connection with said name, the word "osteopathic" shall also immediately precede said word "surgeon."


             Sec. 4. RCW 18.71.030 and 1995 c 65 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to apply to or interfere in any way with the practice of religion or any kind of treatment by prayer; nor shall anything in this chapter be construed to prohibit:

             (1) The furnishing of medical assistance in cases of emergency requiring immediate attention;

             (2) The domestic administration of family remedies;

             (3) The administration of oral medication of any nature to students by public school district employees or private elementary or secondary school employees as provided for in chapter 28A.210 RCW;

             (4) The practice of dentistry, ((osteopathy, osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery, nursing, chiropractic, podiatric medicine and surgery, optometry, naturopathy, or any other healing art licensed under the methods or means permitted by such license;

             (5) The practice of medicine in this state by any commissioned medical officer serving in the armed forces of the United States or public health service or any medical officer on duty with the United States veterans administration while such medical officer is engaged in the performance of the duties prescribed for him or her by the laws and regulations of the United States;

             (6) The practice of medicine by any practitioner licensed by another state or territory in which he or she resides, provided that such practitioner shall not open an office or appoint a place of meeting patients or receiving calls within this state;

             (7) The practice of medicine by a person who is a regular student in a school of medicine approved and accredited by the commission, however, the performance of such services be only pursuant to a regular course of instruction or assignments from his or her instructor, or that such services are performed only under the supervision and control of a person licensed pursuant to this chapter;

             (8) The practice of medicine by a person serving a period of postgraduate medical training in a program of clinical medical training sponsored by a college or university in this state or by a hospital accredited in this state, however, the performance of such services shall be only pursuant to his or her duties as a trainee;

             (9) The practice of medicine by a person who is regularly enrolled in a physician assistant program approved by the commission, however, the performance of such services shall be only pursuant to a regular course of instruction in said program and such services are performed only under the supervision and control of a person licensed pursuant to this chapter;

             (10) The practice of medicine by a licensed physician assistant which practice is performed under the supervision and control of a physician licensed pursuant to this chapter;

             (11) The practice of medicine, in any part of this state which shares a common border with Canada and which is surrounded on three sides by water, by a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Canada or any province or territory thereof;

             (12) The administration of nondental anesthesia by a dentist who has completed a residency in anesthesiology at a school of medicine approved by the commission, however, a dentist allowed to administer nondental anesthesia shall do so only under authorization of the patient's attending surgeon, obstetrician, or psychiatrist, and the commission has jurisdiction to discipline a dentist practicing under this exemption and enjoin or suspend such dentist from the practice of nondental anesthesia according to this chapter and chapter 18.130 RCW;

             (13) Emergency lifesaving service rendered by a physician's trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technician and paramedic, as defined in RCW 18.71.200, if the emergency lifesaving service is rendered under the responsible supervision and control of a licensed physician;

             (14) The provision of clean, intermittent bladder catheterization for students by public school district employees or private school employees as provided for in RCW 18.79.290 and 28A.210.280.


             Sec. 5. RCW 18.71.055 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 309 are each amended to read as follows:

             The commission may approve any school of medicine which is located in any state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or in the Dominion of Canada, provided that it:

             (1) Requires collegiate instruction which includes courses deemed by the commission to be prerequisites to medical education;

             (2) Provides adequate instruction in the following subjects: Anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, anaesthesiology, dermatology, gynecology, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, preventive medicine and public health, psychiatry, radiology, surgery, and urology, and such other subjects determined by the commission;

             (3) Provides clinical instruction in hospital wards and out-patient clinics under guidance.

             Approval may be withdrawn by the commission at any time a medical school ceases to comply with one or more of the requirements of this section.

             (4) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the commission to approve a school of ((osteopathy, osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery, or osteopathic medicine, for purposes of qualifying an applicant to be licensed under this chapter by direct licensure, reciprocity, or otherwise.


             Sec. 6. RCW 18.71.205 and 1995 c 65 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The secretary of the department of health, in conjunction with the advice and assistance of the emergency medical services licensing and certification advisory committee as prescribed in RCW 18.73.050, and the commission, shall prescribe:

             (a) Practice parameters, training standards for, and levels of, physician trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technicians and paramedics;

             (b) Minimum standards and performance requirements for the certification and recertification of physician's trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technicians and paramedics; and

             (c) Procedures for certification, recertification, and decertification of physician's trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technicians and paramedics.

             (2) Initial certification shall be for a period of three years.

             (3) Recertification shall be granted upon proof of continuing satisfactory performance and education, and shall be for a period of three years.

             (4) As used in chapters 18.71 and 18.73 RCW, "approved medical program director" means a person who:

             (a) Is licensed to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to chapter 18.71 RCW or ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery pursuant to chapter 18.57 RCW; and

             (b) Is qualified and knowledgeable in the administration and management of emergency care and services; and

             (c) Is so certified by the department of health for a county, group of counties, or cities with populations over four hundred thousand in coordination with the recommendations of the local medical community and local emergency medical services and trauma care council.

             (5) The Uniform Disciplinary Act, chapter 18.130 RCW, governs uncertified practice, the issuance and denial of certificates, and the disciplining of certificate holders under this section. The secretary shall be the disciplining authority under this section. Disciplinary action shall be initiated against a person credentialed under this chapter in a manner consistent with the responsibilities and duties of the medical program director under whom such person is responsible.

             (6) Such activities of ((physician['s])) physician's trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technicians and paramedics shall be limited to actions taken under the express written or oral order of medical program directors and shall not be construed at any time to include free standing or nondirected actions, for actions not presenting an emergency or life-threatening condition.


             Sec. 7. RCW 18.76.020 and 1991 c 3 s 184 are each amended to read as follows:

             Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter:

             (1) "Department" means the department of health.

             (2) "Poison information center medical director" means a person who: (a) Is licensed to practice medicine and surgery under chapter 18.71 RCW or ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery under chapter 18.57 RCW; (b) is certified by the secretary under standards adopted under RCW 18.76.050; and (c) provides services enumerated under RCW 18.76.030 ((and 18.76.040)), and is responsible for supervision of poison information specialists.

             (3) "Poison information specialist" means a person who provides services enumerated under RCW 18.76.030 ((and 18.76.040)) under the supervision of a poison information center medical director and is certified by the secretary under standards adopted under RCW 18.76.050.

             (4) "Secretary" means the secretary of health.


             Sec. 8. RCW 18.76.060 and 1993 c 343 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) A person may not act as a poison center medical director or perform the duties of poison information specialists of a poison information center without being certified by the secretary under this chapter.

             (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, if a poison center medical director terminates certification or is decertified, that poison center medical director's authority may be delegated by the department to any other person licensed to practice medicine and surgery under chapter 18.71 RCW or ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery under chapter 18.57 RCW for a period of thirty days, or until a new poison center medical director is certified, whichever comes first.


             Sec. 9. RCW 18.120.020 and 1995 c 323 s 15 and 1995 c 1 s 18 (Initiative Measure No. 607) are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

             The definitions contained in this section shall apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

             (1) "Applicant group" includes any health professional group or organization, any individual, or any other interested party which proposes that any health professional group not presently regulated be regulated or which proposes to substantially increase the scope of practice of the profession.

             (2) "Certificate" and "certification" mean a voluntary process by which a statutory regulatory entity grants recognition to an individual who (a) has met certain prerequisite qualifications specified by that regulatory entity, and (b) may assume or use "certified" in the title or designation to perform prescribed health professional tasks.

             (3) "Grandfather clause" means a provision in a regulatory statute applicable to practitioners actively engaged in the regulated health profession prior to the effective date of the regulatory statute which exempts the practitioners from meeting the prerequisite qualifications set forth in the regulatory statute to perform prescribed occupational tasks.

             (4) "Health professions" means and includes the following health and health-related licensed or regulated professions and occupations: Podiatric medicine and surgery under chapter 18.22 RCW; chiropractic under chapter 18.25 RCW; dental hygiene under chapter 18.29 RCW; dentistry under chapter 18.32 RCW; denturism under chapter 18.30 RCW; dispensing opticians under chapter 18.34 RCW; hearing aids under chapter 18.35 RCW; naturopaths under chapter 18.36A RCW; embalming and funeral directing under chapter 18.39 RCW; midwifery under chapter 18.50 RCW; nursing home administration under chapter 18.52 RCW; optometry under chapters 18.53 and 18.54 RCW; ocularists under chapter 18.55 RCW; ((osteopathy and)) osteopathic medicine and surgery under chapters 18.57 and 18.57A RCW; pharmacy under chapters 18.64 and 18.64A RCW; medicine under chapters 18.71 and 18.71A RCW; emergency medicine under chapter 18.73 RCW; physical therapy under chapter 18.74 RCW; practical nurses under chapter 18.79 RCW; psychologists under chapter 18.83 RCW; registered nurses under chapter 18.79 RCW; occupational therapists licensed under chapter 18.59 RCW; respiratory care practitioners certified under chapter 18.89 RCW; veterinarians and animal technicians under chapter 18.92 RCW; health care assistants under chapter 18.135 RCW; massage practitioners under chapter 18.108 RCW; acupuncturists licensed under chapter 18.06 RCW; persons registered or certified under chapter 18.19 RCW; dietitians and nutritionists certified by chapter 18.138 RCW; radiologic technicians under chapter 18.84 RCW; and nursing assistants registered or certified under chapter 18.88A RCW.

             (5) "Inspection" means the periodic examination of practitioners by a state agency in order to ascertain whether the practitioners' occupation is being carried out in a fashion consistent with the public health, safety, and welfare.

             (6) "Legislative committees of reference" means the standing legislative committees designated by the respective rules committees of the senate and house of representatives to consider proposed legislation to regulate health professions not previously regulated.

             (7) "License," "licensing," and "licensure" mean permission to engage in a health profession which would otherwise be unlawful in the state in the absence of the permission. A license is granted to those individuals who meet prerequisite qualifications to perform prescribed health professional tasks and for the use of a particular title.

             (8) "Professional license" means an individual, nontransferable authorization to carry on a health activity based on qualifications which include: (a) Graduation from an accredited or approved program, and (b) acceptable performance on a qualifying examination or series of examinations.

             (9) "Practitioner" means an individual who (a) has achieved knowledge and skill by practice, and (b) is actively engaged in a specified health profession.

             (10) "Public member" means an individual who is not, and never was, a member of the health profession being regulated or the spouse of a member, or an individual who does not have and never has had a material financial interest in either the rendering of the health professional service being regulated or an activity directly related to the profession being regulated.

             (11) "Registration" means the formal notification which, prior to rendering services, a practitioner shall submit to a state agency setting forth the name and address of the practitioner; the location, nature and operation of the health activity to be practiced; and, if required by the regulatory entity, a description of the service to be provided.

             (12) "Regulatory entity" means any board, commission, agency, division, or other unit or subunit of state government which regulates one or more professions, occupations, industries, businesses, or other endeavors in this state.

             (13) "State agency" includes every state office, department, board, commission, regulatory entity, and agency of the state, and, where provided by law, programs and activities involving less than the full responsibility of a state agency.


             Sec. 10. RCW 26.44.020 and 1993 c 412 s 12 and 1993 c 402 s 1 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

             For the purpose of and as used in this chapter:

             (1) "Court" means the superior court of the state of Washington, juvenile department.

             (2) "Law enforcement agency" means the police department, the prosecuting attorney, the state patrol, the director of public safety, or the office of the sheriff.

             (3) "Practitioner of the healing arts" or "practitioner" means a person licensed by this state to practice podiatric medicine and surgery, optometry, chiropractic, nursing, dentistry, ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery, or medicine and surgery or to provide other health services. The term "practitioner" shall include a duly accredited Christian Science practitioner: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That a person who is being furnished Christian Science treatment by a duly accredited Christian Science practitioner shall not be considered, for that reason alone, a neglected person for the purposes of this chapter.

             (4) "Institution" means a private or public hospital or any other facility providing medical diagnosis, treatment or care.

             (5) "Department" means the state department of social and health services.

             (6) "Child" or "children" means any person under the age of eighteen years of age.

             (7) "Professional school personnel" shall include, but not be limited to, teachers, counselors, administrators, child care facility personnel, and school nurses.

             (8) "Social service counselor" shall mean anyone engaged in a professional capacity during the regular course of employment in encouraging or promoting the health, welfare, support or education of children, or providing social services to adults or families, including mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, and domestic violence programs, whether in an individual capacity, or as an employee or agent of any public or private organization or institution.

             (9) "Psychologist" shall mean any person licensed to practice psychology under chapter 18.83 RCW, whether acting in an individual capacity or as an employee or agent of any public or private organization or institution.

             (10) "Pharmacist" shall mean any registered pharmacist under the provisions of chapter 18.64 RCW, whether acting in an individual capacity or as an employee or agent of any public or private organization or institution.

             (11) "Clergy" shall mean any regularly licensed or ordained minister, priest or rabbi of any church or religious denomination, whether acting in an individual capacity or as an employee or agent of any public or private organization or institution.

             (12) "Abuse or neglect" shall mean the injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, negligent treatment, or maltreatment of a child, adult dependent, or developmentally disabled person by any person under circumstances which indicate that the child's or adult's health, welfare, and safety is harmed. An abused child is a child who has been subjected to child abuse or neglect as defined herein.

             (13) "Child protective services section" shall mean the child protective services section of the department.

             (14) "Adult dependent persons" shall be defined as those persons over the age of eighteen years who have been found to be legally incompetent or disabled pursuant to chapter 11.88 RCW.

             (15) "Sexual exploitation" includes: (a) Allowing, permitting, or encouraging a child to engage in prostitution by any person; or (b) allowing, permitting, encouraging, or engaging in the obscene or pornographic photographing, filming, or depicting of a child by any person.

             (16) "Negligent treatment or maltreatment" means an act or omission which evidences a serious disregard of consequences of such magnitude as to constitute a clear and present danger to the child's health, welfare, and safety.

             (17) "Developmentally disabled person" means a person who has a disability defined in RCW 71A.10.020.

             (18) "Child protective services" means those services provided by the department designed to protect children from child abuse and neglect and safeguard the general welfare of such children and shall include investigations of child abuse and neglect reports, including reports regarding child care centers and family child care homes, and the development, management, and provision of or referral to services to ameliorate conditions which endanger the welfare of children, the coordination of necessary programs and services relevant to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and services to children to ensure that each child has a permanent home. In determining whether protective services should be provided, the department shall not decline to provide such services solely because of the child's unwillingness or developmental inability to describe the nature and severity of the abuse or neglect.

             (19) "Malice" or "maliciously" means an evil intent, wish, or design to vex, annoy, or injure another person. Such malice may be inferred from an act done in wilful disregard of the rights of another, or an act wrongfully done without just cause or excuse, or an act or omission of duty betraying a wilful disregard of social duty.

             (20) "Sexually aggressive youth" means a child who is defined in RCW 74.13.075(1)(b) as being a "sexually aggressive youth."


             Sec. 11. RCW 41.26.030 and 1994 c 264 s 14 and 1994 c 197 s 5 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

             As used in this chapter, unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context:

             (1) "Retirement system" means the "Washington law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system" provided herein.

             (2)(a) "Employer" for plan I members, means the legislative authority of any city, town, county, or district or the elected officials of any municipal corporation that employs any law enforcement officer and/or fire fighter, any authorized association of such municipalities, and, except for the purposes of RCW 41.26.150, any labor guild, association, or organization, which represents the fire fighters or law enforcement officers of at least seven cities of over 20,000 population and the membership of each local lodge or division of which is composed of at least sixty percent law enforcement officers or fire fighters as defined in this chapter.

             (b) "Employer" for plan II members, means the following entities to the extent that the entity employs any law enforcement officer and/or fire fighter:

             (i) The legislative authority of any city, town, county, or district;

             (ii) The elected officials of any municipal corporation; or

             (iii) The governing body of any other general authority law enforcement agency.

             (3) "Law enforcement officer" beginning January 1, 1994, means any person who is commissioned and employed by an employer on a full time, fully compensated basis to enforce the criminal laws of the state of Washington generally, with the following qualifications:

             (a) No person who is serving in a position that is basically clerical or secretarial in nature, and who is not commissioned shall be considered a law enforcement officer;

             (b) Only those deputy sheriffs, including those serving under a different title pursuant to county charter, who have successfully completed a civil service examination for deputy sheriff or the equivalent position, where a different title is used, and those persons serving in unclassified positions authorized by RCW 41.14.070 except a private secretary will be considered law enforcement officers;

             (c) Only such full time commissioned law enforcement personnel as have been appointed to offices, positions, or ranks in the police department which have been specifically created or otherwise expressly provided for and designated by city charter provision or by ordinance enacted by the legislative body of the city shall be considered city police officers;

             (d) The term "law enforcement officer" also includes the executive secretary of a labor guild, association or organization (which is an employer under RCW 41.26.030(2) ((as now or hereafter amended))) if that individual has five years previous membership in the retirement system established in chapter 41.20 RCW. The provisions of this subsection (3)(d) shall not apply to plan II members; and

             (e) The term "law enforcement officer" also includes a person employed on or after January 1, 1993, as a public safety officer or director of public safety, so long as the job duties substantially involve only either police or fire duties, or both, and no other duties in a city or town with a population of less than ten thousand. The provisions of this subsection (3)(e) shall not apply to any public safety officer or director of public safety who is receiving a retirement allowance under this chapter as of May 12, 1993.

             (4) "Fire fighter" means:

             (a) Any person who is serving on a full time, fully compensated basis as a member of a fire department of an employer and who is serving in a position which requires passing a civil service examination for fire fighter, and who is actively employed as such;

             (b) Anyone who is actively employed as a full time fire fighter where the fire department does not have a civil service examination;

             (c) Supervisory fire fighter personnel;

             (d) Any full time executive secretary of an association of fire protection districts authorized under RCW 52.12.031. The provisions of this subsection (4)(d) shall not apply to plan II members;

             (e) The executive secretary of a labor guild, association or organization (which is an employer under RCW 41.26.030(2) as now or hereafter amended), if such individual has five years previous membership in a retirement system established in chapter 41.16 or 41.18 RCW. The provisions of this subsection (4)(e) shall not apply to plan II members;

             (f) Any person who is serving on a full time, fully compensated basis for an employer, as a fire dispatcher, in a department in which, on March 1, 1970, a dispatcher was required to have passed a civil service examination for fire fighter; and

             (g) Any person who on March 1, 1970, was employed on a full time, fully compensated basis by an employer, and who on May 21, 1971, was making retirement contributions under the provisions of chapter 41.16 or 41.18 RCW.

             (5) "Department" means the department of retirement systems created in chapter 41.50 RCW.

             (6) "Surviving spouse" means the surviving widow or widower of a member. "Surviving spouse" shall not include the divorced spouse of a member except as provided in RCW 41.26.162.

             (7)(a) "Child" or "children" means an unmarried person who is under the age of eighteen or mentally or physically handicapped as determined by the department, except a handicapped person in the full time care of a state institution, who is:

             (i) A natural born child;

             (ii) A stepchild where that relationship was in existence prior to the date benefits are payable under this chapter;

             (iii) A posthumous child;

             (iv) A child legally adopted or made a legal ward of a member prior to the date benefits are payable under this chapter; or

             (v) An illegitimate child legitimized prior to the date any benefits are payable under this chapter.

             (b) A person shall also be deemed to be a child up to and including the age of twenty years and eleven months while attending any high school, college, or vocational or other educational institution accredited, licensed, or approved by the state, in which it is located, including the summer vacation months and all other normal and regular vacation periods at the particular educational institution after which the child returns to school.

             (8) "Member" means any fire fighter, law enforcement officer, or other person as would apply under subsections (3) or (4) of this section whose membership is transferred to the Washington law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system on or after March 1, 1970, and every law enforcement officer and fire fighter who is employed in that capacity on or after such date.

             (9) "Retirement fund" means the "Washington law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system fund" as provided for herein.

             (10) "Employee" means any law enforcement officer or fire fighter as defined in subsections (3) and (4) of this section.

             (11)(a) "Beneficiary" for plan I members, means any person in receipt of a retirement allowance, disability allowance, death benefit, or any other benefit described herein.

             (b) "Beneficiary" for plan II members, means any person in receipt of a retirement allowance or other benefit provided by this chapter resulting from service rendered to an employer by another person.

             (12)(a) "Final average salary" for plan I members, means (i) for a member holding the same position or rank for a minimum of twelve months preceding the date of retirement, the basic salary attached to such same position or rank at time of retirement; (ii) for any other member, including a civil service member who has not served a minimum of twelve months in the same position or rank preceding the date of retirement, the average of the greatest basic salaries payable to such member during any consecutive twenty-four month period within such member's last ten years of service for which service credit is allowed, computed by dividing the total basic salaries payable to such member during the selected twenty-four month period by twenty-four; (iii) in the case of disability of any member, the basic salary payable to such member at the time of disability retirement; (iv) in the case of a member who hereafter vests pursuant to RCW 41.26.090, the basic salary payable to such member at the time of vesting.

             (b) "Final average salary" for plan II members, means the monthly average of the member's basic salary for the highest consecutive sixty service credit months of service prior to such member's retirement, termination, or death. Periods constituting authorized unpaid leaves of absence may not be used in the calculation of final average salary.

             (13)(a) "Basic salary" for plan I members, means the basic monthly rate of salary or wages, including longevity pay but not including overtime earnings or special salary or wages, upon which pension or retirement benefits will be computed and upon which employer contributions and salary deductions will be based.

             (b) "Basic salary" for plan II members, means salaries or wages earned by a member during a payroll period for personal services, including overtime payments, and shall include wages and salaries deferred under provisions established pursuant to sections 403(b), 414(h), and 457 of the United States Internal Revenue Code, but shall exclude lump sum payments for deferred annual sick leave, unused accumulated vacation, unused accumulated annual leave, or any form of severance pay. In any year in which a member serves in the legislature the member shall have the option of having such member's basic salary be the greater of:

             (i) The basic salary the member would have received had such member not served in the legislature; or

             (ii) Such member's actual basic salary received for nonlegislative public employment and legislative service combined. Any additional contributions to the retirement system required because basic salary under (b)(i) of this subsection is greater than basic salary under (b)(ii) of this subsection shall be paid by the member for both member and employer contributions.

             (14)(a) "Service" for plan I members, means all periods of employment for an employer as a fire fighter or law enforcement officer, for which compensation is paid, together with periods of suspension not exceeding thirty days in duration. For the purposes of this chapter service shall also include service in the armed forces of the United States as provided in RCW 41.26.190. Credit shall be allowed for all service credit months of service rendered by a member from and after the member's initial commencement of employment as a fire fighter or law enforcement officer, during which the member worked for seventy or more hours, or was on disability leave or disability retirement. Only service credit months of service shall be counted in the computation of any retirement allowance or other benefit provided for in this chapter.

             (i) For members retiring after May 21, 1971 who were employed under the coverage of a prior pension act before March 1, 1970, "service" shall also include (A) such military service not exceeding five years as was creditable to the member as of March 1, 1970, under the member's particular prior pension act, and (B) such other periods of service as were then creditable to a particular member under the provisions of RCW 41.18.165, 41.20.160 or 41.20.170. However, in no event shall credit be allowed for any service rendered prior to March 1, 1970, where the member at the time of rendition of such service was employed in a position covered by a prior pension act, unless such service, at the time credit is claimed therefor, is also creditable under the provisions of such prior act.

             (ii) A member who is employed by two employers at the same time shall only be credited with service to one such employer for any month during which the member rendered such dual service.

             (b) "Service" for plan II members, means periods of employment by a member for one or more employers for which basic salary is earned for ninety or more hours per calendar month which shall constitute a service credit month. Periods of employment by a member for one or more employers for which basic salary is earned for at least seventy hours but less than ninety hours per calendar month shall constitute one-half service credit month. Periods of employment by a member for one or more employers for which basic salary is earned for less than seventy hours shall constitute a one-quarter service credit month.

             Members of the retirement system who are elected or appointed to a state elective position may elect to continue to be members of this retirement system.

             Service credit years of service shall be determined by dividing the total number of service credit months of service by twelve. Any fraction of a service credit year of service as so determined shall be taken into account in the computation of such retirement allowance or benefits.

             If a member receives basic salary from two or more employers during any calendar month, the individual shall receive one service credit month's service credit during any calendar month in which multiple service for ninety or more hours is rendered; or one-half service credit month's service credit during any calendar month in which multiple service for at least seventy hours but less than ninety hours is rendered; or one-quarter service credit month during any calendar month in which multiple service for less than seventy hours is rendered.

             (15) "Accumulated contributions" means the employee's contributions made by a member, including any amount paid under RCW 41.50.165(2), plus accrued interest credited thereon.

             (16) "Actuarial reserve" means a method of financing a pension or retirement plan wherein reserves are accumulated as the liabilities for benefit payments are incurred in order that sufficient funds will be available on the date of retirement of each member to pay the member's future benefits during the period of retirement.

             (17) "Actuarial valuation" means a mathematical determination of the financial condition of a retirement plan. It includes the computation of the present monetary value of benefits payable to present members, and the present monetary value of future employer and employee contributions, giving effect to mortality among active and retired members and also to the rates of disability, retirement, withdrawal from service, salary and interest earned on investments.

             (18) "Disability board" for plan I members means either the county disability board or the city disability board established in RCW 41.26.110.

             (19) "Disability leave" means the period of six months or any portion thereof during which a member is on leave at an allowance equal to the member's full salary prior to the commencement of disability retirement. The definition contained in this subsection shall apply only to plan I members.

             (20) "Disability retirement" for plan I members, means the period following termination of a member's disability leave, during which the member is in receipt of a disability retirement allowance.

             (21) "Position" means the employment held at any particular time, which may or may not be the same as civil service rank.

             (22) "Medical services" for plan I members, shall include the following as minimum services to be provided. Reasonable charges for these services shall be paid in accordance with RCW 41.26.150.

             (a) Hospital expenses: These are the charges made by a hospital, in its own behalf, for

             (i) Board and room not to exceed semiprivate room rate unless private room is required by the attending physician due to the condition of the patient.

             (ii) Necessary hospital services, other than board and room, furnished by the hospital.

             (b) Other medical expenses: The following charges are considered "other medical expenses", provided that they have not been considered as "hospital expenses".

             (i) The fees of the following:

             (A) A physician or surgeon licensed under the provisions of chapter 18.71 RCW;

             (B) An ((osteopath)) osteopathic physician and surgeon licensed under the provisions of chapter 18.57 RCW;

             (C) A chiropractor licensed under the provisions of chapter 18.25 RCW.

             (ii) The charges of a registered graduate nurse other than a nurse who ordinarily resides in the member's home, or is a member of the family of either the member or the member's spouse.

             (iii) The charges for the following medical services and supplies:

             (A) Drugs and medicines upon a physician's prescription;

             (B) Diagnostic x-ray and laboratory examinations;

             (C) X-ray, radium, and radioactive isotopes therapy;

             (D) Anesthesia and oxygen;

             (E) Rental of iron lung and other durable medical and surgical equipment;

             (F) Artificial limbs and eyes, and casts, splints, and trusses;

             (G) Professional ambulance service when used to transport the member to or from a hospital when injured by an accident or stricken by a disease;

             (H) Dental charges incurred by a member who sustains an accidental injury to his or her teeth and who commences treatment by a legally licensed dentist within ninety days after the accident;

             (I) Nursing home confinement or hospital extended care facility;

             (J) Physical therapy by a registered physical therapist;

             (K) Blood transfusions, including the cost of blood and blood plasma not replaced by voluntary donors;

             (L) An optometrist licensed under the provisions of chapter 18.53 RCW.

             (23) "Regular interest" means such rate as the director may determine.

             (24) "Retiree" for persons who establish membership in the retirement system on or after October 1, 1977, means any member in receipt of a retirement allowance or other benefit provided by this chapter resulting from service rendered to an employer by such member.

             (25) "Director" means the director of the department.

             (26) "State actuary" or "actuary" means the person appointed pursuant to RCW 44.44.010(2).

             (27) "State elective position" means any position held by any person elected or appointed to state-wide office or elected or appointed as a member of the legislature.

             (28) "Plan I" means the law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system, plan I providing the benefits and funding provisions covering persons who first became members of the system prior to October 1, 1977.

             (29) "Plan II" means the law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system, plan II providing the benefits and funding provisions covering persons who first became members of the system on and after October 1, 1977.

             (30) "Service credit year" means an accumulation of months of service credit which is equal to one when divided by twelve.

             (31) "Service credit month" means a full service credit month or an accumulation of partial service credit months that are equal to one.

             (32) "General authority law enforcement agency" means any agency, department, or division of a municipal corporation, political subdivision, or other unit of local government of this state, and any agency, department, or division of state government, having as its primary function the detection and apprehension of persons committing infractions or violating the traffic or criminal laws in general, but not including the Washington state patrol. Such an agency, department, or division is distinguished from a limited authority law enforcement agency having as one of its functions the apprehension or detection of persons committing infractions or violating the traffic or criminal laws relating to limited subject areas, including but not limited to, the state departments of natural resources, fish and wildlife, and social and health services, the state gambling commission, the state lottery commission, the state parks and recreation commission, the state utilities and transportation commission, the state liquor control board, and the state department of corrections.


             Sec. 12. RCW 43.43.830 and 1995 c 250 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.840.

             (1) "Applicant" means:

             (a) Any prospective employee who will or may have unsupervised access to children under sixteen years of age or developmentally disabled persons or vulnerable adults during the course of his or her employment or involvement with the business or organization;

             (b) Any prospective volunteer who will have regularly scheduled unsupervised access to children under sixteen years of age, developmentally disabled persons, or vulnerable adults during the course of his or her employment or involvement with the business or organization under circumstances where such access will or may involve groups of (i) five or fewer children under twelve years of age, (ii) three or fewer children between twelve and sixteen years of age, (iii) developmentally disabled persons, or (iv) vulnerable adults; or

             (c) Any prospective adoptive parent, as defined in RCW 26.33.020.

             (2) "Business or organization" means a business or organization licensed in this state, any agency of the state, or other governmental entity, that educates, trains, treats, supervises, houses, or provides recreation to developmentally disabled persons, vulnerable adults, or children under sixteen years of age, including but not limited to public housing authorities, school districts, and educational service districts.

             (3) "Civil adjudication" means a specific court finding of sexual abuse or exploitation or physical abuse in a dependency action under RCW 13.34.040 or in a domestic relations action under Title 26 RCW. In the case of vulnerable adults, civil adjudication means a specific court finding of abuse or financial exploitation in a protection proceeding under chapter 74.34 RCW. It does not include administrative proceedings. The term "civil adjudication" is further limited to court findings that identify as the perpetrator of the abuse a named individual, over the age of eighteen years, who was a party to the dependency or dissolution proceeding or was a respondent in a protection proceeding in which the finding was made and who contested the allegation of abuse or exploitation.

             (4) "Conviction record" means "conviction record" information as defined in RCW 10.97.030(3) relating to a crime against children or other persons committed by either an adult or a juvenile. It does not include a conviction for an offense that has been the subject of an expungement, pardon, annulment, certificate of rehabilitation, or other equivalent procedure based on a finding of the rehabilitation of the person convicted, or a conviction that has been the subject of a pardon, annulment, or other equivalent procedure based on a finding of innocence. It does include convictions for offenses for which the defendant received a deferred or suspended sentence, unless the record has been expunged according to law.

             (5) "Crime against children or other persons" means a conviction of any of the following offenses: Aggravated murder; first or second degree murder; first or second degree kidnaping; first, second, or third degree assault; first, second, or third degree assault of a child; first, second, or third degree rape; first, second, or third degree rape of a child; first or second degree robbery; first degree arson; first degree burglary; first or second degree manslaughter; first or second degree extortion; indecent liberties; incest; vehicular homicide; first degree promoting prostitution; communication with a minor; unlawful imprisonment; simple assault; sexual exploitation of minors; first or second degree criminal mistreatment; child abuse or neglect as defined in RCW 26.44.020; first or second degree custodial interference; malicious harassment; first, second, or third degree child molestation; first or second degree sexual misconduct with a minor; first or second degree rape of a child; patronizing a juvenile prostitute; child abandonment; promoting pornography; selling or distributing erotic material to a minor; custodial assault; violation of child abuse restraining order; child buying or selling; prostitution; felony indecent exposure; criminal abandonment; or any of these crimes as they may be renamed in the future.

             (6) "Crimes relating to financial exploitation" means a conviction for first, second, or third degree extortion; first, second, or third degree theft; first or second degree robbery; forgery; or any of these crimes as they may be renamed in the future.

             (7) "Disciplinary board final decision" means any final decision issued by a disciplining authority under chapter 18.130 RCW or the secretary of the department of health for the following businesses or professions:

             (a) Chiropractic;

             (b) Dentistry;

             (c) Dental hygiene;

             (d) Massage;

             (e) Midwifery;

             (f) Naturopathy;

             (g) ((Osteopathy)) Osteopathic medicine and surgery;

             (h) Physical therapy;

             (i) Physicians;

             (j) Practical nursing;

             (k) Registered nursing; and

             (l) Psychology.

             "Disciplinary board final decision," for real estate brokers and salespersons, means any final decision issued by the director of the department of licensing for real estate brokers and salespersons.

             (8) "Unsupervised" means not in the presence of:

             (a) Another employee or volunteer from the same business or organization as the applicant; or

             (b) Any relative or guardian of any of the children or developmentally disabled persons or vulnerable adults to which the applicant has access during the course of his or her employment or involvement with the business or organization.

             (9) "Vulnerable adult" means "vulnerable adult" as defined in chapter 74.34 RCW, except that for the purposes of requesting and receiving background checks pursuant to RCW 43.43.832, it shall also include adults of any age who lack the functional, mental, or physical ability to care for themselves.

             (10) "Financial exploitation" means the illegal or improper use of a vulnerable adult or that adult's resources for another person's profit or advantage.

             (11) "Agency" means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, or facility which receives, provides services to, houses or otherwise cares for vulnerable adults.


             Sec. 13. RCW 48.46.170 and 1983 c 106 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Solicitation of enrolled participants by a health maintenance organization granted a certificate of registration, or its agents or representatives, shall not be construed to violate any provision of law relating to solicitation or advertising by health professionals.

             (2) Any health maintenance organization authorized under this chapter shall not be deemed to be violating any law prohibiting the practice by unlicensed persons of ((podiatry)) podiatric medicine and surgery, chiropractic, dental hygiene, opticianary, dentistry, optometry, ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery, pharmacy, medicine and surgery, physical therapy, nursing, or psychology: PROVIDED, That this subsection shall not be construed to expand a health professional's scope of practice or to allow employees of a health maintenance organization to practice as a health professional unless licensed.

             (3) Nothing contained in this chapter shall alter any statutory obligation, or rule ((or regulation promulgated)) adopted thereunder, in chapter 70.38 or 70.39 RCW.

             (4) Any health maintenance organization receiving a certificate of registration pursuant to this chapter shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter 48.05 RCW, but shall be subject to chapter 70.39 RCW.


             Sec. 14. RCW 49.78.020 and 1989 1st ex.s. c 11 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.

             (1) "Child" means a biological or adopted child, or a stepchild, living with the employee.

             (2) "Department" means the department of labor and industries.

             (3) "Employee" means a person other than an independent contractor employed by an employer on a continuous basis for the previous fifty-two weeks for at least thirty-five hours per week.

             (4) "Employer" means: (a) Any person, firm, corporation, partnership, business trust, legal representative, or other business entity which engages in any business, industry, profession, or activity in this state and includes any unit of local government including, but not limited to, a county, city, town, municipal corporation, quasi-municipal corporation, or political subdivision, which (i) employed a daily average of one hundred or more employees during the last calendar quarter at the place where the employee requesting leave reports for work, or (ii) employed a daily average of one hundred or more employees during the last calendar quarter within a twenty mile radius of the place where the employee requesting leave reports for work, where the employer maintains a central hiring location and customarily transfers employees among workplaces; and (b) the state, state institutions, and state agencies.

             (5) "Family leave" means leave from employment to care for a newborn or newly adopted child under the age of six or a child under eighteen years old with a terminal health condition, as provided in RCW 49.78.030.

             (6) "Health care provider" means a person licensed as a physician under chapter 18.71 RCW or an ((osteopath)) osteopathic physician and surgeon under chapter 18.57 RCW.

             (7) "Parent" means a biological or adoptive parent, or a stepparent.

             (8) "Reduced leave schedule" means leave scheduled for fewer than an employee's usual number of hours or days per workweek.

             (9) "Terminal health condition" means a condition caused by injury, disease, or illness, that, within reasonable medical judgment, is incurable and will produce death within the period of leave to which the employee is entitled.


             Sec. 15. RCW 68.50.530 and 1993 c 228 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             Unless the context requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout RCW 68.50.520 through 68.50.630 and 68.50.901 through 68.50.904.

             (1) "Anatomical gift" means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect upon or after death.

             (2) "Decedent" means a deceased individual.

             (3) "Document of gift" means a card, a statement attached to or imprinted on a motor vehicle operator's license, a will, or other writing used to make an anatomical gift.

             (4) "Donor" means an individual who makes an anatomical gift of all or part of the individual's body.

             (5) "Enucleator" means an individual who is qualified to remove or process eyes or parts of eyes.

             (6) "Hospital" means a facility licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW, or as a hospital under the law of any state or a facility operated as a hospital by the United States government, a state, or a subdivision of a state.

             (7) "Part" means an organ, tissue, eye, bone, artery, blood, fluid, or other portion of a human body.

             (8) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, joint venture, association, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or any other legal or commercial entity.

             (9) "Physician" or "surgeon" means an individual licensed or otherwise authorized to practice medicine and surgery or ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery under chapters 18.71 and 18.57 RCW.

             (10) "Procurement organization" means a person licensed, accredited, or approved under the laws of any state for procurement, distribution, or storage of human bodies or parts.

             (11) "State" means a state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

             (12) "Technician" means an individual who is qualified to remove or process a part.


             Sec. 16. RCW 69.41.010 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 736 are each amended to read as follows:

             As used in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

             (1) "Administer" means the direct application of a legend drug whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, to the body of a patient or research subject by:

             (a) A practitioner; or

             (b) The patient or research subject at the direction of the practitioner.

             (2) "Deliver" or "delivery" means the actual, constructive, or attempted transfer from one person to another of a legend drug, whether or not there is an agency relationship.

             (3) "Department" means the department of health.

             (4) "Dispense" means the interpretation of a prescription or order for a legend drug and, pursuant to that prescription or order, the proper selection, measuring, compounding, labeling, or packaging necessary to prepare that prescription or order for delivery.

             (5) "Dispenser" means a practitioner who dispenses.

             (6) "Distribute" means to deliver other than by administering or dispensing a legend drug.

             (7) "Distributor" means a person who distributes.

             (8) "Drug" means:

             (a) Substances recognized as drugs in the official United States pharmacopoeia, official homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the United States, or official national formulary, or any supplement to any of them;

             (b) Substances intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or animals;

             (c) Substances (other than food, minerals or vitamins) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or animals; and

             (d) Substances intended for use as a component of any article specified in clause (a), (b), or (c) of this subsection. It does not include devices or their components, parts, or accessories.

             (9) "Legend drugs" means any drugs which are required by state law or regulation of the state board of pharmacy to be dispensed on prescription only or are restricted to use by practitioners only.

             (10) "Person" means individual, corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity.

             (11) "Practitioner" means:

             (a) A physician under chapter 18.71 RCW, an osteopathic physician or an osteopathic physician and surgeon under chapter 18.57 RCW, a dentist under chapter 18.32 RCW, a podiatric physician and surgeon under chapter 18.22 RCW, a veterinarian under chapter 18.92 RCW, a registered nurse, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or licensed practical nurse under chapter 18.79 RCW, an optometrist under chapter 18.53 RCW who is certified by the optometry board under RCW 18.53.010, an osteopathic physician assistant under chapter 18.57A RCW, a physician assistant under chapter 18.71A RCW, or a pharmacist under chapter 18.64 RCW;

             (b) A pharmacy, hospital, or other institution licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to, or to administer a legend drug in the course of professional practice or research in this state; and

             (c) A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery or a physician licensed to practice ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery in any state, or province of Canada, which shares a common border with the state of Washington.

             (12) "Secretary" means the secretary of health or the secretary's designee.


             Sec. 17. RCW 69.41.030 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 737 are each amended to read as follows:

             It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, deliver, or possess any legend drug except upon the order or prescription of a physician under chapter 18.71 RCW, ((an osteopathic physician or)) an osteopathic physician and surgeon under chapter 18.57 RCW, a dentist under chapter 18.32 RCW, a podiatric physician and surgeon under chapter 18.22 RCW, a veterinarian under chapter 18.92 RCW, a commissioned medical or dental officer in the United States armed forces or public health service in the discharge of his or her official duties, a duly licensed physician or dentist employed by the veterans administration in the discharge of his or her official duties, a registered nurse or advanced registered nurse practitioner under chapter 18.79 RCW when authorized by the nursing care quality assurance commission, an osteopathic physician assistant under chapter 18.57A RCW when authorized by the board of osteopathic ((examiners)) medicine and surgery, a physician assistant under chapter 18.71A RCW when authorized by the medical quality assurance commission, a physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery or a physician licensed to practice ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery, a dentist licensed to practice dentistry, a podiatric physician and surgeon licensed to practice podiatric medicine and surgery, or a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine, in any province of Canada which shares a common border with the state of Washington or in any state of the United States: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That the above provisions shall not apply to sale, delivery, or possession by drug wholesalers or drug manufacturers, or their agents or employees, or to any practitioner acting within the scope of his or her license, or to a common or contract carrier or warehouseman, or any employee thereof, whose possession of any legend drug is in the usual course of business or employment: PROVIDED FURTHER, That nothing in this chapter or chapter 18.64 RCW shall prevent a family planning clinic that is under contract with the department of social and health services from selling, delivering, possessing, and dispensing commercially prepackaged oral contraceptives prescribed by authorized, licensed health care practitioners.


             Sec. 18. RCW 69.50.101 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 739 are each amended to read as follows:

             Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, definitions of terms shall be as indicated where used in this chapter:

             (a) "Administer" means to apply a controlled substance, whether by injection, inhalation, ingestion, or any other means, directly to the body of a patient or research subject by:

             (1) a practitioner authorized to prescribe (or, by the practitioner's authorized agent); or

             (2) the patient or research subject at the direction and in the presence of the practitioner.

             (b) "Agent" means an authorized person who acts on behalf of or at the direction of a manufacturer, distributor, or dispenser. It does not include a common or contract carrier, public warehouseperson, or employee of the carrier or warehouseperson.

             (c) "Board" means the state board of pharmacy.

             (d) "Controlled substance" means a drug, substance, or immediate precursor included in Schedules I through V as set forth in federal or state laws, or federal or board rules.

             (e)(1) "Controlled substance analog" means a substance the chemical structure of which is substantially similar to the chemical structure of a controlled substance in Schedule I or II and:

             (i) that has a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system substantially similar to the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system of a controlled substance included in Schedule I or II; or

             (ii) with respect to a particular individual, that the individual represents or intends to have a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system substantially similar to the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system of a controlled substance included in Schedule I or II.

             (2) The term does not include:

             (i) a controlled substance;

             (ii) a substance for which there is an approved new drug application;

             (iii) a substance with respect to which an exemption is in effect for investigational use by a particular person under Section 505 of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. Sec. 355, to the extent conduct with respect to the substance is pursuant to the exemption; or

             (iv) any substance to the extent not intended for human consumption before an exemption takes effect with respect to the substance.

             (f) "Deliver" or "delivery," means the actual or constructive transfer from one person to another of a substance, whether or not there is an agency relationship.

             (g) "Department" means the department of health.

             (h) "Dispense" means the interpretation of a prescription or order for a controlled substance and, pursuant to that prescription or order, the proper selection, measuring, compounding, labeling, or packaging necessary to prepare that prescription or order for delivery.

             (i) "Dispenser" means a practitioner who dispenses.

             (j) "Distribute" means to deliver other than by administering or dispensing a controlled substance.

             (k) "Distributor" means a person who distributes.

             (l) "Drug" means (1) a controlled substance recognized as a drug in the official United States pharmacopoeia/national formulary or the official homeopathic pharmacopoeia of the United States, or any supplement to them; (2) controlled substances intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in individuals or animals; (3) controlled substances (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of individuals or animals; and (4) controlled substances intended for use as a component of any article specified in (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection. The term does not include devices or their components, parts, or accessories.

             (m) "Drug enforcement administration" means the drug enforcement administration in the United States Department of Justice, or its successor agency.

             (n) "Immediate precursor" means a substance:

             (1) that the state board of pharmacy has found to be and by rule designates as being the principal compound commonly used, or produced primarily for use, in the manufacture of a controlled substance;

             (2) that is an immediate chemical intermediary used or likely to be used in the manufacture of a controlled substance; and

             (3) the control of which is necessary to prevent, curtail, or limit the manufacture of the controlled substance.

             (o) "Isomer" means an optical isomer, but in RCW 69.50.101(r)(5), 69.50.204(a) (12) and (34), and 69.50.206(a)(4), the term includes any geometrical isomer; in RCW 69.50.204(a) (8) and (42), and 69.50.210(c) the term includes any positional isomer; and in RCW 69.50.204(a)(35), 69.50.204(c), and 69.50.208(a) the term includes any positional or geometric isomer.

             (p) "Manufacture" means the production, preparation, propagation, compounding, conversion, or processing of a controlled substance, either directly or indirectly or by extraction from substances of natural origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis, and includes any packaging or repackaging of the substance or labeling or relabeling of its container. The term does not include the preparation, compounding, packaging, repackaging, labeling, or relabeling of a controlled substance:

             (1) by a practitioner as an incident to the practitioner's administering or dispensing of a controlled substance in the course of the practitioner's professional practice; or

             (2) by a practitioner, or by the practitioner's authorized agent under the practitioner's supervision, for the purpose of, or as an incident to, research, teaching, or chemical analysis and not for sale.

             (q) "Marijuana" or "marihuana" means all parts of the plant Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin. The term does not include the mature stalks of the plant, fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination.

             (r) "Narcotic drug" means any of the following, whether produced directly or indirectly by extraction from substances of vegetable origin, or independently by means of chemical synthesis, or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis:

             (1) Opium, opium derivative, and any derivative of opium or opium derivative, including their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, whenever the existence of the salts, isomers, and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation. The term does not include the isoquinoline alkaloids of opium.

             (2) Synthetic opiate and any derivative of synthetic opiate, including their isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers, whenever the existence of the isomers, esters, ethers, and salts is possible within the specific chemical designation.

             (3) Poppy straw and concentrate of poppy straw.

             (4) Coca leaves, except coca leaves and extracts of coca leaves from which cocaine, ecgonine, and derivatives or ecgonine or their salts have been removed.

             (5) Cocaine, or any salt, isomer, or salt of isomer thereof.

             (6) Cocaine base.

             (7) Ecgonine, or any derivative, salt, isomer, or salt of isomer thereof.

             (8) Any compound, mixture, or preparation containing any quantity of any substance referred to in subparagraphs (1) through (7).

             (s) "Opiate" means any substance having an addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine or being capable of conversion into a drug having addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability. The term includes opium, substances derived from opium (opium derivatives), and synthetic opiates. The term does not include, unless specifically designated as controlled under RCW 69.50.201, the dextrorotatory isomer of 3-methoxy-n-methylmorphinan and its salts (dextromethorphan). The term includes the racemic and levorotatory forms of dextromethorphan.

             (t) "Opium poppy" means the plant of the species Papaver somniferum L., except its seeds.

             (u) "Person" means individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or any other legal or commercial entity.

             (v) "Poppy straw" means all parts, except the seeds, of the opium poppy, after mowing.

             (w) "Practitioner" means:

             (1) A physician under chapter 18.71 RCW, a physician assistant under chapter 18.71A RCW, an osteopathic physician and surgeon under chapter 18.57 RCW, a dentist under chapter 18.32 RCW, a podiatric physician and surgeon under chapter 18.22 RCW, a veterinarian under chapter 18.92 RCW, a registered nurse, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or licensed practical nurse under chapter 18.79 RCW, a pharmacist under chapter 18.64 RCW or a scientific investigator under this chapter, licensed, registered or otherwise permitted insofar as is consistent with those licensing laws to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or administer a controlled substance in the course of their professional practice or research in this state.

             (2) A pharmacy, hospital or other institution licensed, registered, or otherwise permitted to distribute, dispense, conduct research with respect to or to administer a controlled substance in the course of professional practice or research in this state.

             (3) A physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery, a physician licensed to practice ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery, a dentist licensed to practice dentistry, a podiatric physician and surgeon licensed to practice podiatric medicine and surgery, or a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in any state of the United States.

             (x) "Prescription" means an order for controlled substances issued by a practitioner duly authorized by law or rule in the state of Washington to prescribe controlled substances within the scope of his or her professional practice for a legitimate medical purpose.

             (y) "Production" includes the manufacturing, planting, cultivating, growing, or harvesting of a controlled substance.

             (z) "Secretary" means the secretary of health or the secretary's designee.

             (aa) "State," unless the context otherwise requires, means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

             (bb) "Ultimate user" means an individual who lawfully possesses a controlled substance for the individual's own use or for the use of a member of the individual's household or for administering to an animal owned by the individual or by a member of the individual's household.


             Sec. 19. RCW 70.05.050 and 1995 c 43 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

             The local health officer shall be an experienced physician licensed to practice medicine and surgery or ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery in this state and who is qualified or provisionally qualified in accordance with the standards prescribed in RCW 70.05.051 through 70.05.055 to hold the office of local health officer. No term of office shall be established for the local health officer but the local health officer shall not be removed until after notice is given, and an opportunity for a hearing before the board or official responsible for his or her appointment under this section as to the reason for his or her removal. The local health officer shall act as executive secretary to, and administrative officer for the local board of health and shall also be empowered to employ such technical and other personnel as approved by the local board of health except where the local board of health has appointed an administrative officer under RCW 70.05.040. The local health officer shall be paid such salary and allowed such expenses as shall be determined by the local board of health. In home rule counties that are part of a health district under this chapter and chapter 70.46 RCW the local health officer and administrative officer shall be appointed by the local board of health.


             Sec. 20. RCW 70.08.030 and 1985 c 124 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary contained in any city or county charter, the director of public health, under this chapter shall meet as a minimum one of the following standards of educational achievement and vocational experience to be qualified for appointment to the office:

             (1) Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, hospital administration, management, nursing, environmental health, epidemiology, public health, or its equivalent and five years of experience in administration in a community-related field; or

             (2) A graduate degree in any of the fields listed in subsection (1) of this section, or in medicine or ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery, plus three years of administrative experience in a community-related field.

             The director shall not engage in the private practice of the director's profession during such tenure of office and shall not be included in the classified civil service of the said city or the said county.

             If the director of public health does not meet the qualifications of a health officer or a physician under RCW 70.05.050, the director shall employ a person so qualified to advise the director on medical or public health matters.


             Sec. 21. RCW 70.28.031 and 1967 c 54 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             Each health officer is hereby directed to use every available means to ascertain the existence of, and immediately to investigate, all reported or suspected cases of tuberculosis in the infectious stages within his or her jurisdiction and to ascertain the sources of such infections. In carrying out such investigations, each health officer is hereby invested with full powers of inspection, examination and quarantine or isolation of all persons known to be infected with tuberculosis in an infectious stage or persons who have been previously diagnosed as having tuberculosis and who are under medical orders for periodic follow-up examinations and is hereby directed:

             (a) To make such examinations as are deemed necessary of persons reasonably suspected of having tuberculosis in an infectious stage and to isolate or isolate and quarantine such persons, whenever deemed necessary for the protection of the public health.

             (b) To make such examinations as deemed necessary of persons who have been previously diagnosed as having tuberculosis and who are under medical orders for periodic follow-up examinations.

             (c) Follow local rules and regulations regarding examinations, quarantine, or isolation, and all rules, regulations, and orders of the state board and of the department in carrying out such examination, quarantine or isolation.

             (d) Whenever the health officer shall determine on reasonable grounds that an examination of any person is necessary for the preservation and protection of the public health, he or she shall make an examination order in writing, setting forth the name of the person to be examined, the time and place of the examination, and such other terms and conditions as may be necessary to protect the public health. Nothing contained in this subdivision shall be construed to prevent any person whom the health officer determines should have an examination for infectious tuberculosis from having such an examination made by a physician of his or her own choice who is licensed to practice ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery under chapter 18.57 RCW or medicine and surgery under chapter 18.71 RCW under such terms and conditions as the health officer shall determine on reasonable grounds to be necessary to protect the public health.

             (e) Whenever the health officer shall determine that quarantine or isolation in a particular case is necessary for the preservation and protection of the public health, he or she shall make an isolation or quarantine order in writing, setting forth the name of the person to be isolated, the period of time during which the order shall remain effective, the place of isolation or quarantine, and such other terms and conditions as may be necessary to protect the public health.

             (f) Upon the making of an examination, isolation, or quarantine order as provided in this section, a copy of such order shall be served upon the person named in such order.

             (g) Upon the receipt of information that any examination, quarantine, or isolation order, made and served as herein provided, has been violated, the health officer shall advise the prosecuting attorney of the county in which such violation has occurred, in writing, and shall submit to such prosecuting attorney the information in his or her possession relating to the subject matter of such examination, isolation, or quarantine order, and of such violation or violations thereof.

             (h) Any and all orders authorized under this section shall be made by the health officer or his or her tuberculosis control officer.


             Sec. 22. RCW 70.38.115 and 1995 1st sp.s. c 18 s 72 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Certificates of need shall be issued, denied, suspended, or revoked by the designee of the secretary in accord with the provisions of this chapter and rules of the department which establish review procedures and criteria for the certificate of need program.

             (2) Criteria for the review of certificate of need applications, except as provided in subsection (3) of this section for health maintenance organizations, shall include but not be limited to consideration of the following:

             (a) The need that the population served or to be served by such services has for such services;

             (b) The availability of less costly or more effective alternative methods of providing such services;

             (c) The financial feasibility and the probable impact of the proposal on the cost of and charges for providing health services in the community to be served;

             (d) In the case of health services to be provided, (i) the availability of alternative uses of project resources for the provision of other health services, (ii) the extent to which such proposed services will be accessible to all residents of the area to be served, and (iii) the need for and the availability in the community of services and facilities for osteopathic physicians and surgeons and allopathic physicians and their patients. The department shall consider the application in terms of its impact on existing and proposed institutional training programs for doctors of ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery and medicine at the student, internship, and residency training levels;

             (e) In the case of a construction project, the costs and methods of the proposed construction, including the cost and methods of energy provision, and the probable impact of the construction project reviewed (i) on the cost of providing health services by the person proposing such construction project and (ii) on the cost and charges to the public of providing health services by other persons;

             (f) The special needs and circumstances of osteopathic hospitals, nonallopathic services and children's hospitals;

             (g) Improvements or innovations in the financing and delivery of health services which foster cost containment and serve to promote quality assurance and cost-effectiveness;

             (h) In the case of health services proposed to be provided, the efficiency and appropriateness of the use of existing services and facilities similar to those proposed;

             (i) In the case of existing services or facilities, the quality of care provided by such services or facilities in the past;

             (j) In the case of hospital certificate of need applications, whether the hospital meets or exceeds the regional average level of charity care, as determined by the secretary; and

             (k) In the case of nursing home applications:

             (i) The availability of other nursing home beds in the planning area to be served; and

             (ii) The availability of other services in the community to be served. Data used to determine the availability of other services will include but not be limited to data provided by the department of social and health services.

             (3) A certificate of need application of a health maintenance organization or a health care facility which is controlled, directly or indirectly, by a health maintenance organization, shall be approved by the department if the department finds:

             (a) Approval of such application is required to meet the needs of the members of the health maintenance organization and of the new members which such organization can reasonably be expected to enroll; and

             (b) The health maintenance organization is unable to provide, through services or facilities which can reasonably be expected to be available to the organization, its health services in a reasonable and cost-effective manner which is consistent with the basic method of operation of the organization and which makes such services available on a long-term basis through physicians and other health professionals associated with it.

             A health care facility, or any part thereof, with respect to which a certificate of need was issued under this subsection may not be sold or leased and a controlling interest in such facility or in a lease of such facility may not be acquired unless the department issues a certificate of need approving the sale, acquisition, or lease.

             (4) Until the final expiration of the state health plan as provided under RCW 70.38.919, the decision of the department on a certificate of need application shall be consistent with the state health plan in effect, except in emergency circumstances which pose a threat to the public health. The department in making its final decision may issue a conditional certificate of need if it finds that the project is justified only under specific circumstances. The conditions shall directly relate to the project being reviewed. The conditions may be released if it can be substantiated that the conditions are no longer valid and the release of such conditions would be consistent with the purposes of this chapter.

             (5) Criteria adopted for review in accordance with subsection (2) of this section may vary according to the purpose for which the particular review is being conducted or the type of health service reviewed.

             (6) The department shall specify information to be required for certificate of need applications. Within fifteen days of receipt of the application, the department shall request additional information considered necessary to the application or start the review process. Applicants may decline to submit requested information through written notice to the department, in which case review starts on the date of receipt of the notice. Applications may be denied or limited because of failure to submit required and necessary information.

             (7) Concurrent review is for the purpose of comparative analysis and evaluation of competing or similar projects in order to determine which of the projects may best meet identified needs. Categories of projects subject to concurrent review include at least new health care facilities, new services, and expansion of existing health care facilities. The department shall specify time periods for the submission of applications for certificates of need subject to concurrent review, which shall not exceed ninety days. Review of concurrent applications shall start fifteen days after the conclusion of the time period for submission of applications subject to concurrent review. Concurrent review periods shall be limited to one hundred fifty days, except as provided for in rules adopted by the department authorizing and limiting amendment during the course of the review, or for an unresolved pivotal issue declared by the department.

             (8) Review periods for certificate of need applications other than those subject to concurrent review shall be limited to ninety days. Review periods may be extended up to thirty days if needed by a review agency, and for unresolved pivotal issues the department may extend up to an additional thirty days. A review may be extended in any case if the applicant agrees to the extension.

             (9) The department or its designee, shall conduct a public hearing on a certificate of need application if requested unless the review is expedited or subject to emergency review. The department by rule shall specify the period of time within which a public hearing must be requested and requirements related to public notice of the hearing, procedures, recordkeeping and related matters.

             (10)(a) Any applicant denied a certificate of need or whose certificate of need has been suspended or revoked has the right to an adjudicative proceeding. The proceeding is governed by chapter 34.05 RCW, the Administrative Procedure Act.

             (b) Any health care facility or health maintenance organization that: (i) Provides services similar to the services provided by the applicant and under review pursuant to this subsection; (ii) is located within the applicant's health service area; and (iii) testified or submitted evidence at a public hearing held pursuant to subsection (9) of this section, shall be provided an opportunity to present oral or written testimony and argument in a proceeding under this subsection: PROVIDED, That the health care facility or health maintenance organization had, in writing, requested to be informed of the department's decisions.

             (c) If the department desires to settle with the applicant prior to the conclusion of the adjudicative proceeding, the department shall so inform the health care facility or health maintenance organization and afford them an opportunity to comment, in advance, on the proposed settlement.

             (11) An amended certificate of need shall be required for the following modifications of an approved project:

             (a) A new service requiring review under this chapter;

             (b) An expansion of a service subject to review beyond that originally approved;

             (c) An increase in bed capacity;

             (d) A significant reduction in the scope of a nursing home project without a commensurate reduction in the cost of the nursing home project, or a cost increase (as represented in bids on a nursing home construction project or final cost estimates acceptable to the person to whom the certificate of need was issued) if the total of such increases exceeds twelve percent or fifty thousand dollars, whichever is greater, over the maximum capital expenditure approved. The review of reductions or cost increases shall be restricted to the continued conformance of the nursing home project with the review criteria pertaining to financial feasibility and cost containment.

             (12) An application for a certificate of need for a nursing home capital expenditure which is determined by the department to be required to eliminate or prevent imminent safety hazards or correct violations of applicable licensure and accreditation standards shall be approved.

             (13)(a) Replacement of existing nursing home beds in the same planning area by an existing licensee who has operated the beds for at least one year shall not require a certificate of need under this chapter. The licensee shall give written notice of its intent to replace the existing nursing home beds to the department and shall provide the department with information as may be required pursuant to rule. Replacement of the beds by a party other than the licensee is subject to certificate of need review under this chapter, except as otherwise permitted by subsection (14) of this section.

             (b) When an entire nursing home ceases operation, the licensee or any other party who has secured an interest in the beds may reserve his or her interest in the beds for eight years or until a certificate of need to replace them is issued, whichever occurs first. However, the nursing home, licensee, or any other party who has secured an interest in the beds must give notice of its intent to retain the beds to the department of health no later than thirty days after the effective date of the facility's closure. Certificate of need review shall be required for any party who has reserved the nursing home beds except that the need criteria shall be deemed met when the applicant is the licensee who had operated the beds for at least one year, who has operated the beds for at least one year immediately preceding the reservation of the beds, and who is replacing the beds in the same planning area.

             (14) In the event that a licensee, who has provided the department with notice of his or her intent to replace nursing home beds under subsection (13)(a) of this section, engages in unprofessional conduct or becomes unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety by reason of mental or physical condition, pursuant to chapter 18.130 RCW, or dies, the building owner shall be permitted to complete the nursing home bed replacement project, provided the building owner has secured an interest in the beds.


             Sec. 23. RCW 70.96A.020 and 1994 c 231 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             For the purposes of this chapter the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

             (1) "Alcoholic" means a person who suffers from the disease of alcoholism.

             (2) "Alcoholism" means a disease, characterized by a dependency on alcoholic beverages, loss of control over the amount and circumstances of use, symptoms of tolerance, physiological or psychological withdrawal, or both, if use is reduced or discontinued, and impairment of health or disruption of social or economic functioning.

             (3) "Approved treatment program" means a discrete program of chemical dependency treatment provided by a treatment program certified by the department of social and health services as meeting standards adopted under this chapter.

             (4) "Chemical dependency" means alcoholism or drug addiction, or dependence on alcohol and one or more other psychoactive chemicals, as the context requires.

             (5) "Chemical dependency program" means expenditures and activities of the department designed and conducted to prevent or treat alcoholism and other drug addiction, including reasonable administration and overhead.

             (6) "Department" means the department of social and health services.

             (7) "Designated chemical dependency specialist" means a person designated by the county alcoholism and other drug addiction program coordinator designated under RCW 70.96A.310 to perform the commitment duties described in RCW 70.96A.140 and qualified to do so by meeting standards adopted by the department.

             (8) "Director" means the person administering the chemical dependency program within the department.

             (9) "Drug addict" means a person who suffers from the disease of drug addiction.

             (10) "Drug addiction" means a disease characterized by a dependency on psychoactive chemicals, loss of control over the amount and circumstances of use, symptoms of tolerance, physiological or psychological withdrawal, or both, if use is reduced or discontinued, and impairment of health or disruption of social or economic functioning.

             (11) "Emergency service patrol" means a patrol established under RCW 70.96A.170.

             (12) "Gravely disabled by alcohol or other drugs" means that a person, as a result of the use of alcohol or other drugs: (a) Is in danger of serious physical harm resulting from a failure to provide for his or her essential human needs of health or safety; or (b) manifests severe deterioration in routine functioning evidenced by a repeated and escalating loss of cognition or volitional control over his or her actions and is not receiving care as essential for his or her health or safety.

             (13) "Incapacitated by alcohol or other psychoactive chemicals" means that a person, as a result of the use of alcohol or other psychoactive chemicals, has his or her judgment so impaired that he or she is incapable of realizing and making a rational decision with respect to his or her need for treatment and presents a likelihood of serious harm to himself or herself, to any other person, or to property.

             (14) "Incompetent person" means a person who has been adjudged incompetent by the superior court.

             (15) "Intoxicated person" means a person whose mental or physical functioning is substantially impaired as a result of the use of alcohol or other psychoactive chemicals.

             (16) "Licensed physician" means a person licensed to practice medicine or ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery in the state of Washington.

             (17) "Likelihood of serious harm" means either: (a) A substantial risk that physical harm will be inflicted by an individual upon his or her own person, as evidenced by threats or attempts to commit suicide or inflict physical harm on one's self; (b) a substantial risk that physical harm will be inflicted by an individual upon another, as evidenced by behavior that has caused the harm or that places another person or persons in reasonable fear of sustaining the harm; or (c) a substantial risk that physical harm will be inflicted by an individual upon the property of others, as evidenced by behavior that has caused substantial loss or damage to the property of others.

             (18) "Minor" means a person less than eighteen years of age.

             (19) "Peace officer" means a law enforcement official of a public agency or governmental unit, and includes persons specifically given peace officer powers by any state law, local ordinance, or judicial order of appointment.

             (20) "Person" means an individual, including a minor.

             (21) "Secretary" means the secretary of the department of social and health services.

             (22) "Treatment" means the broad range of emergency, detoxification, residential, and outpatient services and care, including diagnostic evaluation, chemical dependency education and counseling, medical, psychiatric, psychological, and social service care, vocational rehabilitation and career counseling, which may be extended to alcoholics and other drug addicts and their families, persons incapacitated by alcohol or other psychoactive chemicals, and intoxicated persons.

             (23) "Treatment program" means an organization, institution, or corporation, public or private, engaged in the care, treatment, or rehabilitation of alcoholics or other drug addicts.


             Sec. 24. RCW 70.124.020 and 1981 c 174 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             Unless the context requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.

             (1) "Court" means the superior court of the state of Washington.

             (2) "Law enforcement agency" means the police department, the director of public safety, or the office of the sheriff.

             (3) "Practitioner of the healing arts" or "practitioner" means a person licensed by this state to practice ((podiatry)) podiatric medicine and surgery, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, chiropractic, nursing, dentistry, ((osteopathy)) osteopathic medicine and surgery, or medicine and surgery. The term "practitioner" shall include a nurses aide, a nursing home administrator licensed under chapter 18.52 RCW, and a duly accredited Christian Science practitioner: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That a nursing home patient who is being furnished Christian Science treatment by a duly accredited Christian Science practitioner shall not be considered, for that reason alone, a neglected patient for the purposes of this chapter.

             (4) "Department" means the state department of social and health services.

             (5) "Nursing home" has the meaning prescribed by RCW 18.51.010.

             (6) "Social worker" means anyone engaged in a professional capacity during the regular course of employment in encouraging or promoting the health, welfare, support, or education of nursing home patients, or providing social services to nursing home patients, whether in an individual capacity or as an employee or agent of any public or private organization or institution.

             (7) "Psychologist" means any person licensed to practice psychology under chapter 18.83 RCW, whether acting in an individual capacity or as an employee or agent of any public or private organization or institution.

             (8) "Pharmacist" means any registered pharmacist under chapter 18.64 RCW, whether acting in an individual capacity or as an employee or agent of any public or private organization or institution.

             (9) "Abuse or neglect" or "patient abuse or neglect" means the nonaccidental physical injury or condition, sexual abuse, or negligent treatment of a nursing home or state hospital patient under circumstances which indicate that the patient's health, welfare, and safety is harmed thereby.

             (10) "Negligent treatment" means an act or omission which evinces a serious disregard of consequences of such magnitude as to constitute a clear and present danger to the patient's health, welfare, and safety.

             (11) "State hospital" means any hospital operated and maintained by the state for the care of the mentally ill under chapter 72.23 RCW.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 25. This act shall take effect July 1, 1996."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "surgeon;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 18.35.110, 18.57.001, 18.57.140, 18.71.030, 18.71.055, 18.71.205, 18.76.020, 18.76.060, 43.43.830, 48.46.170, 49.78.020, 68.50.530, 69.41.010, 69.41.030, 69.50.101, 70.05.050, 70.08.030, 70.28.031, 70.38.115, 70.96A.020, and 70.124.020; reenacting and amending RCW 18.120.020, 26.44.020, and 41.26.030; and providing an effective date."


and the same are herewith transmitted.


Marty Brown, Secretary


             There being no objection the House concurs in the Senate amendments to House Bill No. 1627 and pass the bill as amended by the Senate.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 1627 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Backlund spoke in favor of passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1627, as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 90, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 8.

             Voting yea: Representatives Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Basich, Benton, Blanton, Boldt, Brown, Brumsickle, Buck, Cairnes, Carlson, Carrell, Casada, Chandler, Chappell, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Conway, Cooke, Costa, Crouse, Dellwo, Delvin, Dickerson, Elliot, Fisher, R., Goldsmith, Grant, Hankins, Hargrove, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Horn, Huff, Hymes, Jacobsen, Johnson, Keiser, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McMahan, McMorris, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, Ogden, Pelesky, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Rust, Scheuerman, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sheldon, Sherstad, Silver, Skinner, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Stevens, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Valle, Van Luven, Veloria, Wolfe and Mr. Speaker - 90.

             Excused: Representatives Beeksma, Campbell, Dyer, Foreman, Fuhrman, Patterson, Pennington and Poulsen - 8.


             House Bill No. 1627 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL


February 28, 1996


Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1647 with the following amendments:


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 50.13.060 and 1993 c 281 s 59 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Governmental agencies, including law enforcement agencies, prosecuting agencies, and the executive branch, whether state, local, or federal shall have access to information or records deemed private and confidential under this chapter if the information or records are needed by the agency for official purposes and:

             (a) The agency submits an application in writing to the employment security department for the records or information containing a statement of the official purposes for which the information or records are needed and specific identification of the records or information sought from the department; and

             (b) The director, commissioner, chief executive, or other official of the agency has verified the need for the specific information in writing either on the application or on a separate document; and

             (c) The agency requesting access has served a copy of the application for records or information on the individual or employing unit whose records or information are sought and has provided the department with proof of service. Service shall be made in a manner which conforms to the civil rules for superior court. The requesting agency shall include with the copy of the application a statement to the effect that the individual or employing unit may contact the public records officer of the employment security department to state any objections to the release of the records or information. The employment security department shall not act upon the application of the requesting agency until at least five days after service on the concerned individual or employing unit. The employment security department shall consider any objections raised by the concerned individual or employing unit in deciding whether the requesting agency needs the information or records for official purposes.

             (2) The requirements of subsections (1) and (((7))) (8) of this section shall not apply to the state legislative branch. The state legislature shall have access to information or records deemed private and confidential under this chapter, if the legislature or a legislative committee finds that the information or records are necessary and for official purposes. If the employment security department does not make information or records available as provided in this subsection, the legislature may exercise its authority granted by chapter 44.16 RCW.

             (3) In cases of emergency the governmental agency requesting access shall not be required to formally comply with the provisions of subsection (1) of this section at the time of the request if the procedures required by subsection (1) of this section are complied with by the requesting agency following the receipt of any records or information deemed private and confidential under this chapter. An emergency is defined as a situation in which irreparable harm or damage could occur if records or information are not released immediately.

             (4) The requirements of subsection (1)(c) of this section shall not apply to governmental agencies where the procedures would frustrate the investigation of possible violations of criminal laws.

             (5) Governmental agencies shall have access to certain records or information, limited to such items as names, addresses, social security numbers, and general information about benefit entitlement or employer information possessed by the department, for comparison purposes with records or information possessed by the requesting agency to detect improper or fraudulent claims, or to determine potential tax liability or employer compliance with registration and licensing requirements. In those cases the governmental agency shall not be required to comply with subsection (1)(c) of this section, but the requirements of the remainder of subsection (1) must be satisfied.

             (6) Governmental agencies may have access to certain records and information, limited to employer information possessed by the department for purposes authorized in chapter 50.38 RCW. Access to these records and information is limited to only those individuals conducting authorized statistical analysis, research, and evaluation studies. Only in cases consistent with the purposes of chapter 50.38 RCW are government agencies not required to comply with subsection (1)(c) of this section, but the requirements of the remainder of subsection (1) of this section must be satisfied. Information provided by the department and held to be private and confidential under state or federal laws shall not be misused or released to unauthorized parties subject to the sanctions in RCW 50.13.080.

             (7) Disclosure to governmental agencies of information or records obtained by the employment security department from the federal government shall be governed by any applicable federal law or any agreement between the federal government and the employment security department where so required by federal law. When federal law does not apply to the records or information state law shall control.

             (((7))) (8) The disclosure of any records or information by a governmental agency which has obtained the records or information under this section is prohibited unless the disclosure is directly connected to the official purpose for which the records or information were obtained.

             (((8))) (9) In conducting periodic salary or fringe benefit studies pursuant to law, the department of personnel shall have access to records of the employment security department as may be required for such studies. For such purposes, the requirements of subsection (1)(c) of this section need not apply.


             Sec. 2. RCW 50.13.080 and 1977 ex.s. c 153 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The employment security department shall have the right to disclose information or records deemed private and confidential under this chapter to any private person or organization when such disclosure is necessary to permit private contracting parties to assist in the operation and management of the department in instances where certain departmental functions may be delegated to private parties to increase the department's efficiency or quality of service to the public. The private persons or organizations shall use the information or records solely for the purpose for which the information was disclosed and shall be bound by the same rules of privacy and confidentiality as employment security department employees.

             (2) Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting or restricting the effect of RCW 42.17.260(((5)))(9).

             (3) The misuse or unauthorized release of records or information deemed private and confidential under this chapter by any private person or organization to which access is permitted by this section shall subject the person or organization to a civil penalty of five ((hundred)) thousand dollars and other applicable sanctions under state and federal law. Suit to enforce this section shall be brought by the attorney general and the amount of any penalties collected shall be paid into the employment security department administrative contingency fund. The attorney general may recover reasonable attorneys' fees for any action brought to enforce this section.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. If any part of this act is found to be in conflict with federal requirements that are a prescribed condition to the allocation of federal funds to the state or the eligibility of employers in this state for federal unemployment tax credits, the conflicting part of this act is hereby declared to be inoperative solely to the extent of the conflict, and such finding or determination shall not affect the operation of the remainder of this act. The rules under this act shall meet federal requirements that are a necessary condition to the receipt of federal funds by the state or the granting of federal unemployment tax credits to employers in this state.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 1996."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "data;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 50.13.060 and 50.13.080; creating a new section; and providing an effective date."


and the same are herewith transmitted.


Brad Hendrickson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection the House concurs in the Senate amendments to Engrossed House Bill No. 1647 and pass the bill as amended by the Senate.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1647 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Goldsmith spoke in favor of passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1647, as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 90, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 8.

             Voting yea: Representatives Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Basich, Benton, Blanton, Boldt, Brown, Brumsickle, Buck, Cairnes, Carlson, Carrell, Casada, Chandler, Chappell, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Conway, Cooke, Costa, Crouse, Dellwo, Delvin, Dickerson, Elliot, Fisher, R., Goldsmith, Grant, Hankins, Hargrove, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Horn, Huff, Hymes, Jacobsen, Johnson, Keiser, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McMahan, McMorris, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, Ogden, Pelesky, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Rust, Scheuerman, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sheldon, Sherstad, Silver, Skinner, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Stevens, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Valle, Van Luven, Veloria, Wolfe and Mr. Speaker - 90.

             Excused: Representatives Beeksma, Campbell, Dyer, Foreman, Fuhrman, Patterson, Pennington and Poulsen - 8.


             Engrossed House Bill No. 1647 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL


February 29, 1996


Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1648 with the following amendments:


             On page 3, line 13, after "payable." insert "However, the amount to be repaid to the employment security department shall bear its proportionate share of reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, if any, incurred by the injured worker."


and the same are herewith transmitted.


Brad Hendrickson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection the House refuses to concur in the Senate amendments to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1648 and ask the Senate to recede therefrom.


MOTION


             Representative Romero moved that the House concur in the Senate amendments to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1648 and pass the bill as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Romero spoke in favor of the motion.


             Representative Lisk spoke against the motion.


             The motion to not concur was carried.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL


February 28, 1996


Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1704 with the following amendments:


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 19.138.021 and 1994 c 237 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.

             (1) "Department" means the department of licensing.

             (2) "Director" means the director of licensing or the director's designee.

             (3) "Seller of travel" means a person, firm, or corporation both inside and outside the state of Washington, who transacts business with Washington consumers((, including, but not limited to, travel agencies, who sell, provide, furnish contracts for, arrange, or advertise, either directly or indirectly, by any means or method, to arrange or book any travel services including travel reservations or accommodations, tickets for domestic or foreign travel by air, rail, ship, bus, or other medium of transportation or hotel or other lodging accommodation and vouchers or coupons to be redeemed for future travel or accommodations for a fee, commission, or other valuable consideration)) for travel services.

             (a) "Seller of travel" includes a travel agent and any person who is an independent contractor or outside agent for a travel agency or other seller of travel whose principal duties include consulting with and advising persons concerning travel arrangements or accommodations in the conduct or administration of its business. If a seller of travel is employed by a seller of travel who is registered under this chapter, the employee need not also be registered.

             (b) "Seller of travel" does not include:

             (i) An air carrier;

             (ii) An owner or operator of a vessel, including an ocean common carrier as defined in 46 U.S.C. App. 1702(18), an owner or charterer of a vessel that is required to establish its financial responsibility in accordance with the requirements of the federal maritime commission, 46 U.S.C. App. 817 (e), and a steamboat company as defined in RCW 84.12.200 whether or not operating over and upon the waters of this state;

             (iii) A motor carrier;

             (iv) A rail carrier;

             (v) A charter party carrier of passengers as defined in RCW 81.70.020;

             (vi) An auto transportation company as defined in RCW 81.68.010;

             (vii) A hotel or other lodging accommodation;

             (viii) An affiliate of any person or entity described in (i) through (vii) of this subsection (3)(b) that is primarily engaged in the sale of travel services provided by the person or entity. For purposes of this subsection (3)(b)(viii), an "affiliate" means a person or entity owning, owned by, or under common ownership, with "owning," "owned," and "ownership" referring to equity holdings of at least eighty percent;

             (ix) Direct providers of transportation by air, sea, or ground, or hotel or other lodging accommodations who do not book or arrange any other travel services.

             (4) "Travel services" includes transportation by air, sea, or ((rail)) ground ((transportation)), hotel or any lodging accommodations, ((or)) package tours, ((whether offered or sold on a wholesale or retail basis)) or vouchers or coupons to be redeemed for future travel or accommodations for a fee, commission, or other valuable consideration.

             (5) "Advertisement" includes, but is not limited to, a written or graphic representation in a card, brochure, newspaper, magazine, directory listing, or display, and oral, written, or graphic representations made by radio, television, or cable transmission that relates to travel services.

             (6) "Transacts business with Washington consumers" means to directly offer or sell travel services to Washington consumers, including the placement of advertising in media based in the state of Washington or that is primarily directed to Washington residents. Advertising placed in national print or electronic media alone does not constitute "transacting business with Washington consumers." Those entities who only wholesale travel services are not "transacting business with Washington consumers" for the purposes of this chapter.


             Sec. 2. RCW 19.138.030 and 1994 c 237 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:

             A seller of travel shall not advertise that ((air, sea, or land transportation either separately or in conjunction with other)) any travel services ((is)) are or may be available unless he or she has, prior to the advertisement, determined that the product advertised was available at the time the advertising was placed. This determination can be made by the seller of travel either by use of an airline computer reservation system, or by written confirmation from the vendor whose program is being advertised.

             It is the responsibility of the seller of travel to keep written or printed documentation of the steps taken to verify that the advertised offer was available at the time the advertising was placed. These records are to be maintained for at least two years after the placement of the advertisement.


             Sec. 3. RCW 19.138.040 and 1994 c 237 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:

             At or prior to the time of full or partial payment for ((air, sea, or land transportation or)) any ((other)) travel services ((offered by the seller of travel in conjunction with the transportation)), the seller of travel shall furnish to the person making the payment a written statement conspicuously setting forth the ((following)) information contained in subsections (1) through (6) of this section. If the sale of travel services is made over the telephone or by other electronic media and payment is made by credit or debit card, the seller of travel shall transmit to the person making the payment the written statement required by this section within three business days of the consumer's credit or debit card authorization. The written statement shall contain the following information:

             (1) The name and business address and telephone number of the seller of travel.

             (2) The amount paid, the date of such payment, the purpose of the payment made, and an itemized statement of the balance due, if any.

             (3) The registration number of the seller of travel required by this chapter.

             (4) The name of the vendor with whom the seller of travel has contracted to provide travel arrangements for a consumer and all pertinent information relating to the travel as known by the seller of travel at the time of booking. The seller of travel will make known further details as soon as received from the vendor. All information will be provided with final documentation.

             (5) The conditions, if any, upon which the contract between the seller of travel and the passenger may be canceled, and the rights and obligations of all parties in the event of cancellation.

             (6) A statement in eight-point boldface type in substantially the following form:

             "If transportation or other services are canceled by the seller of travel, all sums paid to the seller of travel for services not performed in accordance with the contract between the seller of travel and the purchaser will be refunded within thirty days of receiving the funds from the vendor with whom the services were arranged, or if the funds were not sent to the vendor, the funds shall be returned within fourteen days after cancellation by the seller of travel to the purchaser unless the purchaser requests the seller of travel to apply the money to another travel product and/or date."


             Sec. 4. RCW 19.138.100 and 1994 c 237 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             No person, firm, or corporation may act or hold itself out as a seller of travel unless, prior to engaging in the business of selling or advertising to sell travel services, the person, firm, or corporation registers with the director under this chapter and rules adopted under this chapter.

             (1) The registration number must be conspicuously posted in the place of business and must be included in all advertisements. Any corporation which issues a class of equity securities registered under section 12 of the securities exchange act of 1934, and any subsidiary, the majority of voting stock of which is owned by such corporation including any wholly owned subsidiary of such corporation are not required to include company registration numbers in advertisements.

             (2) The director shall issue duplicate registrations upon payment of a nominal duplicate registration fee to valid registration holders operating more than one office.

             (3) No registration is assignable or transferable.

             (4) If a registered seller of travel sells his or her business, when the new owner becomes responsible for the business, the new owner must comply with all provisions of this chapter, including registration.

             (5) If a seller of travel is employed by or under contract as an independent contractor or an outside agent of a seller of travel who is registered under this chapter, the employee, independent contractor, or outside agent need not also be registered if:

             (a) The employee, independent contractor, or outside agent is conducting business as a seller of travel in the name of and under the registration of the registered seller of travel; and

             (b) All money received for travel services by the employee, independent contractor, or outside agent is collected in the name of the registered seller of travel and deposited directly into the registered seller of travel's trust account as required under this chapter.


             Sec. 5. RCW 19.138.110 and 1994 c 237 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             An application for registration as a seller of travel shall be submitted in the form prescribed by rule by the director, and shall contain but not be limited to the following:

             (1) The name, address, and telephone number of the seller of travel;

             (2) Proof that the seller of travel holds a valid business license in the state of its principal state of business;

             (3) A registration fee in an amount determined under RCW 43.24.086;

             (4) The names, ((address)) business addresses, and ((social security)) business phone numbers of all employees, independent contractors, or outside agents who sell travel and are covered by the seller of travel's registration. This subsection shall not apply to the out-of-state employees of a corporation that issues a class of equity securities registered under section 12 of the securities exchange act of 1934, and any subsidiary, the majority of voting stock of which is owned by the corporation;

             (5) A report prepared and signed by a bank officer, licensed public accountant, or certified public accountant or other report, approved by the director, that verifies that the seller of travel maintains a trust account at a federally insured financial institution located in Washington state, or other approved account ((at a federally insured institution located in the state of Washington)), the location and number of that trust account or other approved account, and verifying that the account ((is maintained and used)) exists as required by RCW 19.138.140. The director, by rule, may permit alternatives to the report that provides for at least the same level of verification.


             Sec. 6. RCW 19.138.130 and 1994 c 237 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The director may deny, suspend, or revoke the registration of a seller of travel if the director finds that the applicant:

             (a) Was previously the holder of a registration issued under this chapter, and the registration was revoked for cause and never reissued by the director, or the registration was suspended for cause and the terms of the suspension have not been fulfilled;

             (b) Has been found guilty of a felony within the past five years involving moral turpitude, or of a misdemeanor concerning fraud or conversion, or suffers a judgment in a civil action involving willful fraud, misrepresentation, or conversion;

             (c) Has made a false statement of a material fact in an application under this chapter or in data attached to it;

             (d) Has violated this chapter or failed to comply with a rule adopted by the director under this chapter;

             (e) Has failed to display the registration as provided in this chapter;

             (f) Has published or circulated a statement with the intent to deceive, misrepresent, or mislead the public; or

             (g) Has committed a fraud or fraudulent practice in the operation and conduct of a travel agency business, including, but not limited to, intentionally misleading advertising((; or

             (h) Has aided or abetted a person, firm, or corporation that they know has not registered in this state in the business of conducting a travel agency or other sale of travel)).

             (2) If the seller of travel is found in violation of this chapter or in violation of the consumer protection act, chapter 19.86 RCW, by the entry of a judgment or by settlement of a claim, the director may revoke the registration of the seller of travel, and the director may reinstate the registration at the director's discretion.


             Sec. 7. RCW 19.138.140 and 1994 c 237 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) ((Within five business days of receipt,)) A seller of travel shall deposit in a trust account maintained in a federally insured financial institution located in Washington state, or other account approved by the director, all sums held for more than five business days that are received from a person or entity, for retail travel services offered by the seller of travel((, in a trust account or other approved account maintained in a federally insured financial institution located in Washington state. Exempted are airline sales made)). This subsection does not apply to travel services sold by a seller of travel, when payments for the ((airline tickets)) travel services are made through the airline reporting corporation either by cash or credit or debit card sale.

             (2) The trust account or other approved account required by this section shall be established and maintained for the benefit of any person or entity paying money to the seller of travel. The seller of travel shall not in any manner encumber the amounts in trust and shall not withdraw money from the account except the following amounts may be withdrawn at any time:

             (a) Partial or full payment for travel services to the entity directly providing the travel service;

             (b) Refunds as required by this chapter;

             (c) The amount of the sales commission;

             (d) Interest earned and credited to the trust account or other approved account; ((or))

             (e) Remaining funds of a purchaser once all travel services have been provided or once tickets or other similar documentation binding upon the ultimate provider of the travel services have been provided ; or

             (f) Reimbursement to the seller of travel for agency operating funds that are advanced for a customer's travel services.

             (3) At the time of registration, the seller of travel shall file with the department the account number and the name of the financial institution at which the trust account or other approved account is held as set forth in RCW 19.138.110. The seller of travel shall notify the department of any change in the account number or location within one business day of the change.

             (4) The director, by rule, may allow for the use of other types of funds or accounts only if the protection for consumers is no less than that provided by this section.

             (5) The seller of travel need not comply with the requirements of this section if all of the following apply, except as exempted in subsection (1) of this section:

             (a) The payment is made by credit card;

             (b) The seller of travel does not deposit, negotiate, or factor the credit card charge or otherwise seek to obtain payment of the credit card charge to any account over which the seller of travel has any control; and

             (c) If the charge includes transportation, the carrier that is to provide the transportation processes the credit card charge, or if the charge is only for services, the provider of services processes the credit card charges.

             (6) If the seller of travel maintains its principal place of business in another state and maintains a trust account or other approved account in that state consistent with the requirement of this section, and if that seller of travel has transacted business within the state of Washington in an amount exceeding five million dollars for the preceding year, the out-of-state trust account or other approved account may be substituted for the in-state account required under this section.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. (1) There is created the joint legislative task force on the sale of travel services. The task force shall consider: Options for improving the implementation of chapter 19.138 RCW; methods of providing reduction in unnecessary regulatory burdens; methods of improving protections for purchasers of travel services; and review of rule making under the directions provided in the statutes relating to sellers of travel services.

             (2) The task force shall consist of the following members: Two members of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate, one from the majority and one from the minority caucus; two members of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, one from the majority and one from the minority caucus; a representative from the office of the attorney general; a representative from the department of licensing; and four members of the travel industry. The four members of the travel industry shall be jointly appointed by the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives and shall include: A representative of wholesalers of travel services; a representative of a membership organization that sells travel services; and two retailers of travel services. The retailers of travel services shall represent an economic cross section of the retailers of travel services. Recommendations for appointment of the travel industry representatives may be made by industry representatives.

             (3) The task force shall meet not more than three times, as a whole. The task force shall submit any recommendations it makes to the legislature by December 1, 1996. The task force may make recommendations for statutory or administrative changes.

             (4) The legislative members shall be reimbursed for travel and expenses under RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.

             (5) The task force shall cease to exist on January 1, 1997.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 9. RCW 19.138.055 and 1994 c 237 s 31 are each repealed.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 10. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "travel;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 19.138.021, 19.138.030, 19.138.040, 19.138.100, 19.138.110, 19.138.130, and 19.138.140; creating a new section; repealing RCW 19.138.055; and declaring an emergency."


and the same are herewith transmitted.


Brad Hendrickson, Deputy Secretary


             There being no objection the House concurs in the Senate amendments to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1704 and pass the bill as amended by the Senate.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1704 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Lisk spoke in favor of passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1704, as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 90, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 8.

             Voting yea: Representatives Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Basich, Benton, Blanton, Boldt, Brown, Brumsickle, Buck, Cairnes, Carlson, Carrell, Casada, Chandler, Chappell, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Conway, Cooke, Costa, Crouse, Dellwo, Delvin, Dickerson, Elliot, Fisher, R., Goldsmith, Grant, Hankins, Hargrove, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Horn, Huff, Hymes, Jacobsen, Johnson, Keiser, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McMahan, McMorris, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, Ogden, Pelesky, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Rust, Scheuerman, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sheldon, Sherstad, Silver, Skinner, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Stevens, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Valle, Van Luven, Veloria, Wolfe and Mr. Speaker - 90.

             Excused: Representatives Beeksma, Campbell, Dyer, Foreman, Fuhrman, Patterson, Pennington and Poulsen - 8.


             Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1704 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


             The Speaker assumed the chair.


SIGNED BY THE SPEAKER


             The Speaker announced he was signing:


SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2191,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2256,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2333,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2394,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2604,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2758,


             The Speaker called on Representative Horn to preside.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL


February 27, 1996


Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1860 with the following amendments:


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 18.140.005 and 1993 c 30 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             It is the intent of the legislature that only individuals who meet and maintain minimum standards of competence and conduct ((may provide)) established under this chapter for certified or licensed real estate appraisers may provide real estate appraisal services to the public.


             Sec. 2. RCW 18.140.010 and 1993 c 30 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             As used in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

             (1) "Appraisal" ((or "real estate appraisal")) means ((an analysis, opinion, or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value, or utility of specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real estate, for or in expectation of compensation. An appraisal may be classified by subject matter into either a valuation or an analysis. A "valuation" is an estimate of the value of real estate or real property. An "analysis" is a study of real estate or real property other than estimating value)) the act or process of estimating value; an estimate of value; or of or pertaining to appraising and related functions.

             (2) "Appraisal report" means any communication, written or oral, of an appraisal, ((except that all appraisal reports in federally related transactions are required to be written reports)) review, or consulting service in accordance with the standards of professional conduct or practice, adopted by the director, that is transmitted to the client upon completion of an assignment.

             (3) "Appraisal assignment" means an engagement for which an appraiser is employed or retained to act, or would be perceived by third parties or the public as acting, as a disinterested third party in rendering an unbiased analysis, opinion, or conclusion relating to the ((nature, quality,)) value((, or utility)) of specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real estate. The term "appraisal assignment" may apply to valuation work and analysis work.

             (4) "Brokers price opinion" means an oral or written report of property value that is prepared by a real estate broker or salesperson licensed under chapter 18.85 RCW for listing, sale, purchase, or rental purposes.

             (5) "Certified appraisal" means an appraisal prepared or signed by a state-certified real estate appraiser. A certified appraisal represents to the public that it meets the appraisal standards defined in this chapter.

             (((5))) (6) "Client" means any party for whom an appraiser performs a service.

             (7) "Committee" means the real estate appraiser advisory committee of the state of Washington.

             (((6))) (8) "Comparative market analysis" means a brokers price opinion.

             (9) "Department" means the department of licensing.

             (((7))) (10) "Director" means the director of the department of licensing.

             (((8))) (11) "Expert review appraiser" means a state-certified or state-licensed real estate appraiser chosen by the director for the purpose of providing appraisal review assistance to the director.

             (12) "Federal department" means an executive department of the United States of America specifically concerned with housing finance issues, such as the department of housing and urban development, the department of veterans affairs, or their legal federal successors.

             (13) "Federal financial institutions regulatory agency" means the board of governors of the federal reserve system, the federal deposit insurance corporation, the office of the comptroller of the currency, the office of thrift supervision, the national credit union administration, their successors and/or such other agencies as may be named in future amendments to 12 U.S.C. Sec. 3350(6).

             (14) "Federal secondary mortgage marketing agency" means the federal national mortgage association, the government national mortgage association, the federal home loan mortgage corporation, their successors and/or such other similarly functioning housing finance agencies as may be federally chartered in the future.

             (15) "Financial institution" means any person doing business under the laws of this state or the United States relating to banks, bank holding companies, savings banks, trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, consumer loan companies, and the affiliates, subsidiaries, and service corporations thereof.

             (16) "Licensed appraisal" means an appraisal prepared or signed by a state-licensed real estate appraiser. A licensed appraisal represents to the public that it meets the appraisal standards defined in this chapter.

             (((9))) (17) "Mortgage broker" for the purpose of this chapter means a mortgage broker licensed under chapter 19.146 RCW, any mortgage broker approved and subject to audit by the federal national mortgage association, the government national mortgage association, or the federal home loan mortgage corporation as provided in RCW 19.146.020, any mortgage broker approved by the United States secretary of housing and urban development for participation in any mortgage insurance under the national housing act, 12 U.S.C. Sec. 1201, and the affiliates, subsidiaries, and service corporations thereof.

             (18) "Real estate" means an identified parcel or tract of land, including improvements, if any.

             (((10))) (19) "Real property" means one or more defined interests, benefits, or rights inherent in the ownership of real estate.

             (((11))) (20) "Review" means the act or process of critically studying an appraisal report prepared by another.

             (21) "Specialized appraisal services" means all appraisal services which do not fall within the definition of appraisal assignment. The term "specialized appraisal service" may apply to valuation work and to analysis work. Regardless of the intention of the client or employer, if the appraiser would be perceived by third parties or the public as acting as a disinterested third party in rendering an unbiased analysis, opinion, or conclusion, the work is classified as an appraisal assignment and not a specialized appraisal service.

             (((12))) (22) "State-certified general real estate appraiser" means a person certified by the director to develop and communicate real estate appraisals of all types of property. A state-certified general real estate appraiser may designate or identify an appraisal rendered by him or her as a "certified appraisal."

             (((13))) (23) "State-certified residential real estate appraiser" means a person certified by the director to develop and communicate real estate appraisals of all types of residential property of one to four units without regard to transaction value or complexity and nonresidential property having a transaction value as specified in rules adopted by the director. A state certified residential real estate appraiser may designate or identify an appraisal rendered by him or her as a "certified appraisal."

             (((14))) (24) "State-licensed real estate appraiser" means a person licensed by the director to develop and communicate real estate appraisals of noncomplex one to four residential units and complex one to four residential units and nonresidential property having transaction values as specified in rules adopted by the director.


             Sec. 3. RCW 18.140.020 and 1993 c 30 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) No person other than a state-certified or state-licensed real estate appraiser may receive compensation of any form for a real estate appraisal or an appraisal review.

             (2) No person, other than a state-certified or state-licensed real estate appraiser, may assume or use that title or any title, designation, or abbreviation likely to create the impression of certification or licensure as a real estate appraiser by this state.

             (3) A person who is not certified or licensed under this chapter shall not ((describe or refer to)) prepare any appraisal of real estate located in this state ((by the term "certified" or "licensed."

             (2) This section does not preclude a person who is not certified or licensed as a state-certified or state-licensed real estate appraiser from appraising real estate in this state for compensation, except in federally related transactions requiring licensure or certification to perform appraisal services)), except as provided under subsection (1) of this section.

             (4) This section does not preclude a staff employee of a governmental entity from performing an appraisal or an appraisal assignment within the scope of his or her employment insofar as the performance of official duties for the governmental entity are concerned. Such an activity for the benefit of the governmental entity is exempt from the requirements of this chapter.

             (5) This section does not preclude an individual person licensed by the state of Washington as a real estate broker or as a real estate salesperson and who performs a brokers price opinion as a service to a prospective seller, buyer, lessor, or lessee as the only intended user, and not for dissemination to a third party, within the scope of his or her employment or agency. Such an activity for the sole benefit of the prospective seller, buyer, lessor, or lessee is exempt from the requirements of this chapter.

             (6) This section does not apply to an appraisal or an appraisal review performed for a financial institution or mortgage broker, whether conducted by an employee or third party, when such appraisal or appraisal review is not required to be performed by a state-certified or state-licensed real estate appraiser by the appropriate federal financial institutions regulatory agency.

             (7) This section does not apply to an attorney licensed to practice law in this state or to a certified public accountant, as defined in RCW 18.04.025, who evaluates real property in the normal scope of his or her professional services.


             Sec. 4. RCW 18.140.030 and 1993 c 30 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             The director shall have the following powers and duties:

             (1) To adopt rules in accordance with chapter 34.05 RCW necessary to implement this chapter;

             (2) To receive and approve or deny applications for certification or licensure as a state-certified or state-licensed real estate appraiser under this chapter; to establish appropriate administrative procedures for the processing of such applications; to issue certificates or licenses to qualified applicants pursuant to the provisions of this chapter; and to maintain a register of the names and addresses of individuals who are currently certified or licensed under this chapter;

             (3) To establish, provide administrative assistance, and appoint the members for the real estate appraiser advisory committee to enable the committee to act in an advisory capacity to the director;

             (4) To solicit bids and enter into contracts with educational testing services or organizations for the preparation of questions and answers for certification or licensure examinations;

             (5) To administer or contract for administration of certification or licensure examinations at locations and times as may be required to carry out the responsibilities under this chapter;

             (6) To enter into contracts for professional services determined to be necessary for adequate enforcement of this chapter;

             (7) To consider recommendations by the real estate appraiser advisory committee relating to the experience, education, and examination requirements for each classification of state-certified appraiser and for licensure;

             (8) To impose continuing education requirements as a prerequisite to renewal of certification or licensure;

             (9) To consider recommendations by the real estate appraiser advisory committee relating to standards of professional appraisal practice in the enforcement of this chapter;

             (10) To investigate all complaints or reports of unprofessional conduct as defined in this chapter and to hold hearings as provided in this chapter;

             (11) To establish appropriate administrative procedures for disciplinary proceedings conducted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter;

             (12) To compel the attendance of witnesses and production of books, documents, records, and other papers; to administer oaths; and to take testimony and receive evidence concerning all matters within their jurisdiction. These powers may be exercised directly by the director or the director's authorized representatives acting by authority of law;

             (13) To take emergency action ordering summary suspension of a license or certification pending proceedings by the director;

             (14) To employ such professional, clerical, and technical assistance as may be necessary to properly administer the work of the director;

             (15) To establish forms necessary to administer this chapter;

             (16) To adopt standards of professional conduct or practice; ((and))

             (17) To establish an expert review appraiser roster comprised of state-certified or licensed real estate appraisers whose purpose is to assist the director by applying their individual expertise by reviewing real estate appraisals for compliance with this chapter. Qualifications to act as an expert review appraiser shall be established by the director with the advice of the committee. An application to serve as an expert review appraiser shall be submitted to the real estate appraiser program, and the roster of accepted expert review appraisers shall be maintained by the department. An expert review appraiser may be added to or deleted from that roster by the director. The expert review appraiser shall be reimbursed for expenses in the same manner as the department reimburses the committee; and

             (18) To do all other things necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter and minimally meet the requirements of federal guidelines regarding state certification or licensure of appraisers that the director determines are appropriate for state-certified and state-licensed appraisers in this state.


             Sec. 5. RCW 18.140.090 and 1993 c 30 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) As a prerequisite to taking an examination for certification or licensure, an applicant must meet the experience requirements adopted by the director.

             (2) The preexamination experience claimed by an applicant, and accepted by the department for the purpose of taking the examination, shall remain subject to postlicensure auditing by the department.


             Sec. 6. RCW 18.140.130 and 1993 c 30 s 13 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Each original and renewal license or certificate issued under this chapter shall expire on the applicant's second birthday following issuance of the license or certificate.

             (2) To be renewed as a state-licensed or state-certified real estate appraiser, the holder of a valid license or certificate shall apply and pay the prescribed fee to the director no earlier than one hundred twenty days prior to the expiration date of the license or certificate and shall demonstrate satisfaction of any continuing education requirements.

             (3) If a person fails to renew a license or certificate prior to its expiration and no more than ((two years have)) one year has passed since the person last held a valid license or certificate, the person may obtain a renewal license or certificate by satisfying all of the requirements for renewal and paying late renewal fees.

             The director shall cancel the license or certificate of any person whose renewal fee is not received within ((two years)) one year from the date of expiration. A person may obtain a new license or certificate by satisfying the procedures and qualifications for initial licensure or certification, including the successful completion of any applicable examinations.


             Sec. 7. RCW 18.140.140 and 1993 c 30 s 14 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) A license or certificate issued under this chapter shall bear the signature or facsimile signature of the director and a license or certificate number assigned by the director.

             (2) Each state-licensed or state-certified real estate appraiser shall place his or her license or certificate number adjacent to or immediately below the title "state-licensed real estate appraiser," "state-certified residential real estate appraiser," or "state-certified general real estate appraiser" when used in an appraisal report or in a contract or other instrument used by the licensee or certificate holder in conducting real property appraisal activities, except that the license or certificate number shall not be required to appear when the title is not accompanied by a signature as is typical on such promotional and stationery items as brochures, business cards, forms, or letterhead.


             Sec. 8. RCW 18.140.150 and 1993 c 30 s 15 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The term "state-licensed" or "state-certified real estate appraiser" may only be used to refer to individuals who hold the license or certificate and may not be used following or immediately in connection with the name or signature of a firm, partnership, corporation, ((or)) group, or limited liability company, or in such manner that it might be interpreted as referring to a firm, partnership, corporation, group, limited liability company, or anyone other than an individual holder of the license or certificate.

             (2) No license or certificate may be issued under this chapter to a corporation, partnership, firm, limited liability company, or group. This shall not be construed to prevent a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser from signing an appraisal report on behalf of a corporation, partnership, firm, ((or)) group practice, or limited liability company.


             Sec. 9. RCW 18.140.160 and 1993 c 30 s 17 are each amended to read as follows:

             The director may deny an application for licensure or certification and may ((be denied. The director may)) impose any one or more of the following sanctions against a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser((s)): Suspend, revoke, or levy a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars for each offense and/or otherwise discipline in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, for any of the following acts or omissions:

             (1) Failing to meet the minimum qualifications for state licensure or certification established by or pursuant to this chapter;

             (2) Procuring or attempting to procure state licensure or certification under this chapter by knowingly making a false statement, knowingly submitting false information, or knowingly making a material misrepresentation on any application filed with the director;

             (3) Paying money other than the fees provided for by this chapter to any employee of the director or the committee to procure state licensure or certification under this chapter;

             (4) Obtaining a license or certification through the mistake or inadvertence of the director;

             (5) Conviction of any gross misdemeanor or felony or the commission of any act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, or corruption whether or not the act constitutes a crime. If the act constitutes a crime, conviction in a criminal proceeding is not a condition precedent to disciplinary action. Upon such a conviction, however, the judgment and sentence is conclusive evidence at the ensuing disciplinary hearing of the guilt of the license or certificate holder or applicant of the crime described in the indictment or information, and of the person's violation of the statute on which it is based. For the purposes of this section, conviction includes all instances in which a plea of guilty or nolo contendere is the basis for the conviction and all proceedings in which the sentence has been deferred or suspended. Nothing in this section abrogates rights guaranteed under chapter 9.96A RCW;

             (6) Failure or refusal without good cause to exercise reasonable diligence in developing an appraisal, preparing an appraisal report, or communicating an appraisal;

             (7) Negligence or incompetence in developing an appraisal, preparing an appraisal report, or communicating an appraisal;

             (8) Continuing to act as a state-licensed or state-certified real estate appraiser when his or her license or certificate is on an expired status;

             (9) Failing, upon demand, to disclose any information within his or her knowledge to, or to produce any document, book, or record in his or her possession for inspection of the director or the director's authorized representatives acting by authority of law;

             (10) Violating any provision of this chapter or any lawful rule or regulation made by the director pursuant thereto;

             (11) Advertising in a false, fraudulent, or misleading manner;

             (12) Suspension, revocation, or restriction of the individual's license or certification to practice the profession by competent authority in any state, federal, or foreign jurisdiction, with a certified copy of the order, stipulation, or agreement being conclusive evidence of the revocation, suspension, or restriction;

             (13) Failing to comply with an order issued by the director;

             (14) Committing any act of fraudulent or dishonest dealing or a crime involving moral turpitude, with a certified copy of the final holding of any court of competent jurisdiction in such matter being conclusive evidence in any hearing under this chapter; and

             (15) Issuing an appraisal report on any real property in which the appraiser has an interest unless his or her interest is clearly stated in the appraisal report.


             Sec. 10. RCW 18.140.170 and 1993 c 30 s 18 are each amended to read as follows:

             The director may investigate the actions of a state-licensed or state-certified real estate appraiser or an applicant for licensure or certification or relicensure or recertification. Upon receipt of information indicating that a state-licensed or state-certified real estate appraiser under this chapter may have violated this chapter, the director shall cause one or more of the staff investigators to make an investigation of the facts to determine whether or not there is admissible evidence of any such violation. If technical assistance is required, a staff investigator may consult with one or more of the members of the committee.

             In any investigation made by the director's investigative staff, the director shall have the power to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, documents, records, and other papers, to administer oaths, and to take testimony and receive evidence concerning all matters within the director's jurisdiction.

             If the director determines, upon investigation, that a state-licensed or state-certified real estate appraiser under this chapter has violated this chapter, a statement of charges shall be prepared and served upon the state-licensed or state-certified real estate appraiser. The statement of charges shall be served as follows: The statement of charges shall be sent by certified or registered mail, and if no receipt of service is received, two attempts to personally serve the statement of charges shall be made. This statement of charges shall require the accused party to file an answer to the statement of charges within twenty days of the date of service.

             In responding to a statement of charges, the accused party may admit to the allegations, deny the allegations, or otherwise plead. Failure to make a timely response shall be deemed an admission of the allegations contained in the statement of charges and will result in a default whereupon the director may enter an order under RCW 34.05.440. If a hearing is requested, the time of the hearing shall be scheduled but the hearing shall not be held earlier than thirty days after service of the charges upon the accused. A notice of hearing shall be issued at least twenty days prior to the hearing, specifying the time, date, and place of hearing.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. The director may refer a complaint for violation of any section of this chapter before any court of competent jurisdiction.

             Any violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be prosecuted by the prosecuting attorney of each county in which the violation occurs, and if the prosecuting attorney fails to act, the director may request the attorney general to take action in lieu of the prosecuting attorney.

             Whenever evidence satisfactory to the director suggests that any person has violated any of the provisions of this chapter, or any part or provision thereof, the director may bring an action, in the superior court in the county where the person resides, against the person to enjoin any person from continuing a violation or engaging or doing any act or acts in furtherance thereof. In this action an order or judgment may be entered awarding a preliminary or final injunction as may be proper.

             The director may petition the superior court in any county in this state for the appointment of a receiver to take over, operate, or close any real estate appraisal activity or practice in this state which is found upon inspection of its books and records to be operating in violation of the provisions of this chapter, pending a hearing.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. Any person acting as a state-certified or state-licensed real estate appraiser without a certificate or license that is currently valid is guilty of a misdemeanor.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 13. RCW 18.140.085 and 1993 c 30 s 23 are each repealed.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 14. A new section is added to chapter 50.04 RCW to read as follows:

             The term "employment" does not include services performed by an appraisal practitioner certified or licensed under chapter 18.140 RCW in an appraisal business if the use of the business facilities is contingent upon compensation to the owner of the business facilities and the person receives no compensation from the owner for the services performed. This exemption does not include services performed by an appraisal practitioner certified or licensed under chapter 18.140 RCW for an employer under chapter 50.44 RCW.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 15. Sections 11 and 12 of this act are each added to chapter 18.140 RCW.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 16. This act shall take effect July 1, 1996, except section 3 of this act, which shall take effect July 1, 1997."


             On page 1, line 1, after "appraisers;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 18.140.005, 18.140.010, 18.140.020, 18.140.030, 18.140.090, 18.140.130, 18.140.140, 18.140.150, 18.140.160, and 18.140.170; adding new sections to chapter 18.140 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 50.04 RCW; repealing RCW 18.140.085; prescribing penalties; and providing effective dates."


and the same are herewith transmitted.


Marty Brown, Secretary


             There being no objection the House concurs in the Senate amendments to Second Substitute House Bill No. 1860 and pass the bill as amended by the Senate.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1860 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative L. Thomas spoke in favor of passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1860, as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 90, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 8.

             Voting yea: Representatives Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Basich, Benton, Blanton, Boldt, Brown, Brumsickle, Buck, Cairnes, Carlson, Carrell, Casada, Chandler, Chappell, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Conway, Cooke, Costa, Crouse, Dellwo, Delvin, Dickerson, Elliot, Fisher, R., Goldsmith, Grant, Hankins, Hargrove, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Horn, Huff, Hymes, Jacobsen, Johnson, Keiser, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McMahan, McMorris, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, Ogden, Pelesky, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Rust, Scheuerman, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sheldon, Sherstad, Silver, Skinner, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Stevens, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Valle, Van Luven, Veloria, Wolfe and Mr. Speaker - 90.

             Excused: Representatives Beeksma, Campbell, Dyer, Foreman, Fuhrman, Patterson, Pennington and Poulsen - 8.


             Second Substitute House Bill No. 1860 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL


February 29, 1996


Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1990 with the following amendments:


             On page 2, after line 3, insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. The joint committee on pension policy shall study the benefits provided to surviving spouses of retirees of the Washington state patrol retirement system and shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by January 1997."


             On page 1, line 1 of the title, strike "and"

 

On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "43.43.277" insert "; and creating a new section"


and the same are herewith transmitted.


Brad Hendrickson, Deputy Secretary

             There being no objection the House concurs in the Senate amendments to Substitute House Bill No. 1990 and pass the bill as amended by the Senate.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1990 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Robertson spoke in favor of passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1990, as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 90, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 8.

             Voting yea: Representatives Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Basich, Benton, Blanton, Boldt, Brown, Brumsickle, Buck, Cairnes, Carlson, Carrell, Casada, Chandler, Chappell, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Conway, Cooke, Costa, Crouse, Dellwo, Delvin, Dickerson, Elliot, Fisher, R., Goldsmith, Grant, Hankins, Hargrove, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Horn, Huff, Hymes, Jacobsen, Johnson, Keiser, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McMahan, McMorris, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, Ogden, Pelesky, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Rust, Scheuerman, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sheldon, Sherstad, Silver, Skinner, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Stevens, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Valle, Van Luven, Veloria, Wolfe and Mr. Speaker - 90.

             Excused: Representatives Beeksma, Campbell, Dyer, Foreman, Fuhrman, Patterson, Pennington and Poulsen - 8.


             Substitute House Bill No. 1990 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL


February 27, 1996


Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 2134 with the following amendments:


             On page 3, after line 8, insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect immediately."


             On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "licenses;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 15.36.111 and 15.36.451; and declaring an emergency."


and the same are herewith transmitted.


Marty Brown, Secretary

             There being no objection the House concurs in the Senate amendments to House Bill No. 2134 and pass the bill as amended by the Senate.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             The Speaker (Representative Horn presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 2134 as amended by the Senate.


             Representative Robertson spoke in favor of passage of the bill.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 2134, as amended by the Senate and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 90, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 8.

             Voting yea: Representatives Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Basich, Benton, Blanton, Boldt, Brown, Brumsickle, Buck, Cairnes, Carlson, Carrell, Casada, Chandler, Chappell, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Conway, Cooke, Costa, Crouse, Dellwo, Delvin, Dickerson, Elliot, Fisher, R., Goldsmith, Grant, Hankins, Hargrove, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Horn, Huff, Hymes, Jacobsen, Johnson, Keiser, Kessler, Koster, Lambert, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McMahan, McMorris, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, Ogden, Pelesky, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Rust, Scheuerman, Schmidt, D., Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sheldon, Sherstad, Silver, Skinner, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Stevens, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Valle, Van Luven, Veloria, Wolfe and Mr. Speaker - 90.

             Excused: Representatives Beeksma, Campbell, Dyer, Foreman, Fuhrman, Patterson, Pennington and Poulsen - 8.


             House Bill No. 2134 as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL


February 28, 1996


Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2151 with the following amendments:


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "Sec. 1. RCW 43.70.250 and 1989 1st ex.s. c 9 s 319 are each amended to read as follows:

             (((1))) It shall be the policy of the state of Washington that the cost of each professional, occupational, or business licensing program be fully borne by the members of that profession, occupation, or business. The secretary shall from time to time establish the amount of all application fees, license fees, registration fees, examination fees, permit fees, renewal fees, and any other fee associated with licensing or regulation of professions, occupations, or businesses administered by the department. In fixing said fees, the secretary shall set the fees for each program at a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering that program. All such fees shall be fixed by rule adopted by the secretary in accordance with the provisions of the administrative procedure act, chapter 34.05 RCW.

             (((2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, no fee for midwives, as licensed in chapter 18.50 RCW may be increased by more than one hundred dollars or fifty percent, whichever is greater during any biennium.))


             Sec. 2. RCW 43.70.280 and 1989 1st ex.s. c 9 s 322 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The secretary, in consultation with health profession boards and commissions, shall establish by rule the administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for initial issue, renewal, and reissue of a credential for professions under RCW 18.130.040, including procedures and requirements for late renewals and uniform application of late renewal penalties. Failure to renew invalidates the credential and all privileges granted by the credential. Administrative procedures and administrative requirements do not include establishing, monitoring, and enforcing qualifications for licensure, scope or standards of practice, continuing competency mechanisms, and discipline when such authority is authorized in statute to a health profession board or commission. For the purposes of this section, "in consultation with" means providing an opportunity for meaningful participation in development of rules consistent with processes set forth in RCW 34.05.310.

             (2) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary which provides for a licensing period for any type of license subject to this chapter including those under RCW 18.130.040, the secretary of health may, from time to time, extend or otherwise modify the duration of any licensing, certification, or registration period, whether an initial or renewal period, if the secretary determines that it would result in a more economical or efficient operation of state government and that the public health, safety, or welfare would not be substantially adversely affected thereby. However, no license, certification, or registration may be issued or approved for a period in excess of four years, without renewal. Such extension, reduction, or other modification of a licensing, certification, or registration period shall be by rule or regulation of the department of health adopted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW. Such rules and regulations may provide a method for imposing and collecting such additional proportional fee as may be required for the extended or modified period.

             (3) Unless extended by the legislature, effective July 1, 1998, the authority of the secretary to establish administrative procedures and administrative requirements for initial issue, renewal, and reissue of a credential, including procedures and requirements for late renewals and uniform application of late renewal penalties, shall cease to apply to those health professions otherwise regulated by a board or commission with statutory rule-making authority. If not extended by the legislature, such authority shall transfer to the respective board or commission. Rules adopted by the secretary under this section shall remain in effect after July 1, 1998, until modified or repealed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW.


             Sec. 3. RCW 18.06.120 and 1995 c 323 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Every person licensed in acupuncture shall ((register with the secretary annually and pay an annual renewal fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 on or before the license holder's birth anniversary date. The license of the person shall be renewed for a period of one year or longer in the discretion of the secretary. A person whose practice is exclusively out-of-state or who is on sabbatical shall be granted an inactive licensure status and pay a reduced fee. The reduced fee shall be set by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250)) comply with the administrative procedures and administrative requirements for registration and renewal set by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.

             (2) ((Any failure to register and pay the annual renewal fee shall render the license invalid. The license shall be reinstated upon: (a) Written application to the secretary; (b) payment to the state of a penalty fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250; and (c) payment to the state of all delinquent annual license renewal fees.

             (3) Any person who fails to renew his or her license for a period of three years shall not be entitled to renew the licensure under this section. Such person, in order to obtain a licensure in acupuncture in this state, shall file a new application under this chapter, along with the required fee, and shall meet examination or continuing education requirements as the secretary, by rule, provides.

             (4))) All fees collected under this section and RCW 18.06.070 shall be credited to the health professions account as required under RCW 43.70.320.


             Sec. 4. RCW 18.19.070 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 501 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The Washington state mental health quality assurance council is created, consisting of ((nine)) seven members appointed by the secretary. All appointments shall be for a term of four years. No person may serve as a member of the council for more than two consecutive full terms.

             Voting members of the council must include one social worker certified under RCW 18.19.110, one mental health counselor certified under RCW 18.19.120, one marriage and family therapist certified under RCW 18.19.130, one counselor registered under RCW 18.19.090, one hypnotherapist registered under RCW 18.19.090, and two public members. Each member of the council must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this state. Public members of the council may not be a member of any other health care licensing board or commission, or have a fiduciary obligation to a facility rendering health services regulated by the council, or have a material or financial interest in the rendering of health services regulated by the council.

             The secretary may appoint the initial members of the council to staggered terms of from one to four years. Thereafter, all members shall be appointed to full four-year terms. Members of the council hold office until their successors are appointed.

             The secretary may remove any member of the council for cause as specified by rule. In the case of a vacancy, the secretary shall appoint a person to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.

             (2) The council shall meet at the times and places designated by the secretary and shall hold meetings during the year as necessary to provide advice to the secretary.

             Each member of the council shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as authorized in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060. In addition, members of the council shall be compensated in accordance with RCW 43.03.240 when engaged in the authorized business of the council. The members of the council are immune from suit in an action, civil or criminal, based on their official acts performed in good faith as members of the council.


             Sec. 5. RCW 18.19.100 and 1991 c 3 s 25 are each amended to read as follows:

             The secretary shall establish ((by rule the procedural)) administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for renewal of registrations((. Failure to renew shall invalidate the registration and all privileges granted by the registration. Subsequent registration will require application and payment of a fee as determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250)) as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 6. RCW 18.19.170 and 1991 c 3 s 32 are each amended to read as follows:

             A certificate issued under this chapter shall be renewed as ((determined by)) provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The secretary ((who)) may establish ((rules governing)) continuing competence requirements. ((An additional fee may be set by the secretary as a renewal requirement when certification has lapsed due to failure to renew prior to the expiration date.))


             Sec. 7. RCW 18.22.120 and 1990 c 147 s 13 are each amended to read as follows:

             The board shall establish by rule the requirements for renewal of licenses and relicensing. ((The secretary shall establish a renewal and late renewal penalty fee as provided in RCW 43.70.250, and the term for renewal of a license under RCW 43.70.280. Failure to renew invalidates the license and all privileges granted by it. The board shall determine by rule when a license shall be canceled for failure to renew and shall establish prerequisites for relicensing)) Administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees shall be established as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 8. RCW 18.25.020 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 109 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Any person not now licensed to practice chiropractic in this state and who desires to practice chiropractic in this state, before it shall be lawful for him or her to do so, shall make application therefor to the secretary, upon such form and in such manner as may be adopted and directed by the secretary. Each applicant who matriculates to a chiropractic college after January 1, 1975, shall have completed not less than one-half of the requirements for a baccalaureate degree at an accredited and approved college or university and shall be a graduate of a chiropractic school or college accredited and approved by the commission and shall show satisfactory evidence of completion by each applicant of a resident course of study of not less than four thousand classroom hours of instruction in such school or college. Applications shall be in writing and shall be signed by the applicant in his or her own handwriting and shall be sworn to before some officer authorized to administer oaths, and shall recite the history of the applicant as to his or her educational advantages, his or her experience in matters pertaining to a knowledge of the care of the sick, how long he or she has studied chiropractic, under what teachers, what collateral branches, if any, he or she has studied, the length of time he or she has engaged in clinical practice; accompanying the same by reference therein, with any proof thereof in the shape of diplomas, certificates, and shall accompany said application with satisfactory evidence of good character and reputation.

             (2) ((There shall be paid to the secretary by each applicant for a license, a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 which shall accompany application and a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, which shall be paid upon issuance of license. Like fees shall be paid for any subsequent examination and application)) Applicants shall follow administrative procedures and administrative requirements and pay fees as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 9. RCW 18.25.070 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 114 are each amended to read as follows:

             (((1))) Every person practicing chiropractic shall, as a prerequisite to ((annual)) renewal of license, submit to the secretary at the time of application therefor, satisfactory proof showing attendance of at least twenty-five hours per year during the preceding ((twelve-month)) credential period, at one or more chiropractic symposiums which are recognized and approved by the commission. The commission may, for good cause shown, waive said attendance. The following guidelines for such symposiums shall apply:

             (((a))) (1) The commission shall set criteria for the course content of educational symposia concerning matters which are recognized by the state of Washington chiropractic licensing laws; it shall be the licensee's responsibility to determine whether the course content meets these criteria;

             (((b))) (2) The commission shall adopt standards for distribution of annual continuing education credit requirements;

             (((c))) (3) Rules shall be adopted by the commission for licensees practicing and residing outside the state who shall meet all requirements established by rule of the commission.

             (((2) Every person practicing chiropractic within this state shall pay on or before his or her birth anniversary date, after a license is issued to him or her as provided in this chapter, to the secretary a renewal license fee to be determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250. The secretary shall, thirty days or more before the birth anniversary date of each chiropractor in the state, mail to that chiropractor a notice of the fact that the renewal fee will be due on or before his or her birth anniversary date. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed so as to require that the receipts shall be recorded as original licenses are required to be recorded.

             The failure of any licensed chiropractor to pay his or her annual license renewal fee within thirty days of license expiration shall work a forfeiture of his or her license. It shall not be reinstated except upon evidence that continuing educational requirements have been fulfilled and the payment of a penalty to be determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, together with all annual license renewal fees delinquent at the time of the forfeiture, and those for each year thereafter up to the time of reinstatement. If the licensee allows his or her license to lapse for more than three years, he or she may be reexamined as provided for in RCW 18.25.040 at the discretion of the commission.))


             Sec. 10. RCW 18.29.021 and 1995 c 198 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The department shall issue a license to any applicant who, as determined by the secretary:

             (a) Has successfully completed an educational program approved by the secretary. This educational program shall include course work encompassing the subject areas within the scope of the license to practice dental hygiene in the state of Washington;

             (b) Has successfully completed an examination administered or approved by the dental hygiene examining committee; and

             (c) Has not engaged in unprofessional conduct or is not unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety as a result of a physical or mental impairment.

             (2) Applications for licensure ((shall be submitted on forms provided by the department. The department may require any information and documentation necessary to determine if the applicant meets the criteria for licensure as provided in this chapter and chapter 18.130 RCW. Each applicant shall pay a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250. The fee shall be submitted with the application)) must comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees established according to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 11. RCW 18.29.071 and 1991 c 3 s 49 are each amended to read as follows:

             The secretary shall establish ((by rule)) the administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for renewal of licenses as provided in this chapter and in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. ((The secretary shall establish a renewal and late renewal penalty fee as provided in RCW 43.70.250. Failure to renew invalidates the license and all privileges granted by the license. The secretary shall determine by rule whether a license shall be canceled for failure to renew and shall establish procedures and requirements for relicensure.))


             Sec. 12. RCW 18.30.120 and 1995 c 1 s 13 (Initiative Measure No. 607) are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) ((A license issued under RCW 18.30.080 is valid for two years. A license may be renewed by paying the renewal fee)) The licensing period, administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees shall be determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.

             (2) ((If a license issued is effective on a date other than July 1, it shall be valid until the following June 30.

             (3))) The license shall contain, on its face, the address or addresses where the license holder will perform the denturist services.


             Sec. 13. RCW 18.30.130 and 1995 c 198 s 23 are each amended to read as follows:

             The secretary shall establish by rule the ((administrative)) requirements for renewal of licenses to practice denturism, but shall not increase the licensure requirements provided in this chapter. The secretary shall establish ((a renewal and late renewal penalty in accordance with RCW 43.70.250. Failure to renew shall invalidate the license and all privileges granted by the license. The secretary shall determine by rule whether a license shall be canceled for failure to renew and shall establish procedures and prerequisites for relicensure)) administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for license periods and renewals as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 14. RCW 18.32.110 and 1991 c 3 s 63 are each amended to read as follows:

             Each applicant shall pay a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250((, which shall accompany the application)) and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 15. RCW 18.32.170 and 1991 c 3 s 66 are each amended to read as follows:

             A fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280 shall be charged for every duplicate license issued by the secretary.


             Sec. 16. RCW 18.32.180 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 216 are each amended to read as follows:

             (((1))) Every person licensed to practice dentistry in this state shall ((register with the secretary, and pay a renewal registration fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250. Any failure to register and pay the renewal registration fee renders the license invalid, and the practice of dentistry shall not be permitted. The license shall be reinstated upon written application to the secretary and payment to the state of a penalty fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, together with all delinquent license renewal fees.

             (2) A person who fails to renew the license for a period of three years may not renew the license under subsection (1) of this section. In order to obtain a license to practice dentistry in this state, such a person shall file an original application as provided for in this chapter, along with the requisite fees.)) renew his or her license and comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The commission, in its sole discretion, may permit the applicant to be licensed without examination, and with or without conditions, if it is satisfied that the applicant meets all the requirements for licensure in this state and is competent to engage in the practice of dentistry.


             Sec. 17. RCW 18.32.220 and 1991 c 3 s 70 are each amended to read as follows:

             Anyone who is a licensed dentist in the state of Washington who desires to change residence to another state or territory, shall, upon application to the secretary and payment of a fee as determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280, receive a certificate over the signature of the secretary or his or her designee, which shall attest to the facts mentioned in this section, and giving the date upon which the dentist was licensed.


             Sec. 18. RCW 18.34.120 and 1991 c 3 s 79 are each amended to read as follows:

             Each licensee hereunder shall pay ((an annual)) a renewal registration fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250((, on or before the first day of July of each year, and thereupon the license of such person shall be renewed for a period of one year. Any failure to pay the annual renewal registration fee shall render the license invalid, but such license shall be reinstated upon written application therefor to the secretary and payment of a penalty determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, together with all delinquent annual license renewal fees. In addition,)) and 43.70.280. The secretary may adopt rules establishing mandatory continuing education requirements to be met by persons applying for license renewal.


             Sec. 19. RCW 18.35.060 and 1993 c 313 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The department shall issue a trainee license to any applicant who has shown to the satisfaction of the department that the applicant:

             (a) ((The applicant)) Is at least eighteen years of age;

             (b) If issued a trainee license, would be employed and directly supervised in the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids by a person licensed in good standing as a fitter-dispenser for at least one year unless otherwise approved by the board; and

             (c) Has ((paid an application fee)) complied with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined ((by the secretary)) as provided in RCW 43.70.250((, to the department)) and 43.70.280.

             The provisions of RCW 18.35.030, 18.35.110, and 18.35.120 shall apply to any person issued a trainee license. Pursuant to the provisions of this section, a person issued a trainee license may engage in the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids without having first passed the examination provided under this chapter.

             (2) The trainee license shall contain the name of the person licensed under this chapter who is employing and supervising the trainee and that person shall execute an acknowledgment of responsibility for all acts of the trainee in connection with the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids.

             (3) A trainee may fit and dispense hearing aids, but only if the trainee is under the direct supervision of a person licensed under this chapter in a capacity other than as a trainee. Direct supervision by a licensed fitter-dispenser shall be required whenever the trainee is engaged in the fitting or dispensing of hearing aids during the trainee's first three months of full-time employment. The board shall develop and adopt guidelines on any additional supervision or training it deems necessary.

             (4) ((The trainee license shall expire one year from the date of its issuance except that on recommendation of the board the license may be reissued for one additional year only)) No individual may hold a trainee license for more than two years.

             (5) No person licensed under this chapter may assume the responsibility for more than two trainees at any one time, except that the department may approve one additional trainee if none of the trainees is within the initial ninety-day period of direct supervision and the licensee demonstrates to the department's satisfaction that adequate supervision will be provided for all trainees.


             Sec. 20. RCW 18.35.080 and 1991 c 3 s 83 are each amended to read as follows:

             The department shall license each applicant((, without discrimination,)) who satisfactorily completes the required examination and((, upon payment of a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 to the department, shall issue to the applicant a license. If a person does not apply for a license within three years of the successful completion of the license examination, reexamination is required for licensure. The license shall be effective until the licensee's next birthday at which time it is subject to renewal. Subsequent renewal dates shall coincide with the licensee's birthday)) complies with administrative procedures and administrative requirements established pursuant to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 21. RCW 18.35.090 and 1991 c 3 s 84 are each amended to read as follows:

             Each person who engages in the fitting and dispensing of hearing aids shall ((as the department prescribes by rule, pay to the department a fee established by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 for a renewal of the license)) comply with administrative procedures and administrative requirements established under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280 and shall keep the license conspicuously posted in the place of business at all times. ((Any person who fails to renew his or her license prior to the expiration date must pay a penalty fee in addition to the renewal fee and satisfy the requirements that may be set forth by rule promulgated by the secretary for reinstatement.)) The secretary may ((by rule)) establish mandatory continuing education requirements and/or continued competency standards to be met by licensees as a condition for license renewal.


             Sec. 22. RCW 18.36A.130 and 1991 c 3 s 98 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((Applications for licensure shall be submitted on forms provided by the department. The department may require any information and documentation needed to determine if the applicant meets the criteria for licensure as provided in this chapter and chapter 18.130 RCW. Each applicant shall pay a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250. The fee shall be submitted with the application)) Applicants shall comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 23. RCW 18.36A.140 and 1991 c 3 s 99 are each amended to read as follows:

             The secretary shall establish ((by rule)) the administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for renewal and late renewal of licenses as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. ((The secretary shall establish a renewal and late renewal penalty fee as provided in RCW 43.70.250. Failure to renew shall invalidate the license and all privileges granted by the license. The secretary shall determine by rule whether a license shall be canceled for failure to renew and shall establish procedures and prerequisites for relicensure.))


             Sec. 24. RCW 18.50.050 and 1991 c 3 s 108 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((If the application is approved and the candidate shall have deposited an examination fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 with the secretary, the candidate shall be admitted to the examination, and in case of failure to pass the examination, may be reexamined at any regular examination within one year without the payment of an additional fee, said fee to be retained by the secretary after failure to pass the second examination)) Applicants shall comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary as provided by RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 25. RCW 18.50.102 and 1991 c 3 s 110 are each amended to read as follows:

             Every person licensed to practice midwifery shall register with the secretary ((annually)) and pay ((an annual)) a renewal ((registration)) fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 ((on or before the licensee's birth anniversary date. The license of the person shall be renewed for a period of one year. Any failure to register and pay the annual renewal registration fee shall render the license invalid. The license shall be reinstated upon written application to the secretary, payment to the state of a penalty fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, and payment to the state of all delinquent annual license renewal fees. Any person who fails to renew his or her license for a period of three years shall not be entitled to renew such license under this section. Such person, in order to obtain a license to practice midwifery in this state, shall file a new application under this chapter, along with the required fee. The secretary, in the secretary's discretion, may permit the applicant to be licensed without examination if satisfied that the applicant meets all the requirements for licensure in this state and is competent to engage in the practice of midwifery)) and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 26. RCW 18.52.110 and 1992 c 53 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Every holder of a nursing home administrator's license shall ((reregister on dates specified by the secretary. Such relicensure shall be granted upon receipt of a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, and upon)) renew that license by fulfilling the continuing competency requirement and by complying with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees as determined according to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. ((In the event that any license is not reregistered, the secretary may charge up to double the relicensure fee. In the event that the license of an individual is not relicensed within two years from the most recent date for relicensure it shall lapse and such individual must again apply for licensing and meet all requirements of this chapter for a new applicant.)) The board may prescribe rules for maintenance of a license ((at a reduced fee)) for temporary or permanent withdrawal or retirement from the active practice of nursing home administration.

             (2) A condition of ((relicensure)) renewal shall be the presentation of proof by the applicant that the board requirement for continuing competency related to the administration of nursing homes has been met.


             Sec. 27. RCW 18.52.130 and 1992 c 53 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

             The secretary may issue a nursing home administrator's license to anyone who holds a current administrator's license from another jurisdiction upon receipt of an application ((fee and an annual license fee, as provided in RCW 43.70.250)) and complying with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined according to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280, if the standards for licensing in such other jurisdiction are substantially equivalent to those prevailing in this state, and that the applicant is otherwise qualified as determined by the board.


             Sec. 28. RCW 18.52C.030 and 1991 c 3 s 131 are each amended to read as follows:

             A person who operates a nursing pool shall register the pool with the secretary. Each separate location of the business of a nursing pool shall have a separate registration.

             The secretary((, by rule,)) shall establish ((forms and procedures for the processing of nursing pool registration applications, including the payment of registration fees pursuant to RCW 43.70.250. An application for a nursing pool registration shall include at least the following information:

             (1) The names and addresses of the owner or owners of the nursing pool; and

             (2) If the owner is a corporation, copies of its articles of incorporation and current bylaws, together with the names and addresses of its officers and directors.

             A registration issued by the secretary in accordance with this section shall remain effective for a period of one year from the date of its issuance unless the registration is revoked or suspended pursuant to RCW 18.52C.040(4), or unless the nursing pool is sold or ownership or management is transferred, in which case the registration of the nursing pool shall be voided and the new owner or operator shall apply for a new registration)) administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 29. RCW 18.53.050 and 1991 c 3 s 134 are each amended to read as follows:

             Every ((registered)) licensed optometrist shall ((annually or on the date specified by the secretary pay to the state treasurer a renewal fee, to be determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, and failure to pay such fee within the prescribed time shall cause the suspension of his or her certificate)) renew his or her license by complying with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined according to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 30. RCW 18.53.070 and 1991 c 3 s 136 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((The fees for application for examination and)) Administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for issuing a ((certificate of registration)) license shall be determined ((by the secretary)) as provided in RCW 43.70.250((, which shall be paid to the secretary as he or she shall prescribe)) and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 31. RCW 18.55.030 and 1991 c 3 s 143 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((Upon receipt of an application for a license and the license fee as determined by the secretary, the secretary shall issue a license if the applicant meets the requirements established under this chapter. The license, unless suspended or revoked, shall be renewed annually. All licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter shall expire on the 1st day of July)) The secretary shall determine administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for licenses and renewals as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 32. RCW 18.55.040 and 1991 c 180 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             No applicant shall be licensed under this chapter until the applicant ((pays an examination fee determined by the secretary, as provided in RCW 43.70.250, and certifies under oath after furnishing satisfactory documentation,)) complies with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary according to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. Qualifications must require that the applicant:

             (1) Is eighteen years or more of age;

             (2) Has graduated from high school or has received a general equivalency degree;

             (3) Is of good moral character; and

             (4)(a) Had at least ten thousand hours of apprenticeship training under the direct supervision of a licensed ocularist; or

             (b) Successfully completed a prescribed course in ocularist training programs approved by the secretary; or

             (c) Has had at least ten thousand hours of apprenticeship training under the direct supervision of a practicing ocularist, or has the equivalent experience as a practicing ocularist, or any combination of training and supervision, not in the state of Washington; and

             (5) Successfully passes an examination conducted or approved by the secretary.


             Sec. 33. RCW 18.55.050 and 1991 c 180 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

             Every individual licensed or registered under this chapter shall ((pay an annual license or registration renewal fee)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary, as provided by RCW 43.70.250((, on or before the expiration date established by the secretary. An application for renewal shall be on the form provided by the secretary and shall be filed with the department of health not less than ten days prior to its expiration. Each application for renewal shall be accompanied by a renewal fee in an amount to be determined by the secretary. Any license or registration not renewed as provided in this section shall be invalid.

             The secretary may provide by rule the procedures that may allow for the reinstatement of a license or registration upon payment of the renewal fee and a late renewal penalty fee)) and 43.70.280 to renew his or her license.


             Sec. 34. RCW 18.57.035 and 1991 c 160 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

             The board may grant approval to issue without examination a license to an osteopathic physician and surgeon in a board-approved postgraduate training program in this state if the applicant files an application and meets all the requirements for licensure set forth in RCW 18.57.020 except for completion of one year of postgraduate training. The secretary shall issue a postgraduate osteopathic medicine and surgery license that permits the physician in postgraduate training to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery only in connection with his or her duties as a physician in postgraduate training and does not authorize the physician to engage in any other form of practice. Each physician in postgraduate training shall practice osteopathic medicine and surgery only under the supervision of a physician licensed in this state under this chapter or chapter 18.71 RCW, but such supervision shall not be construed to necessarily require the personal presence of the supervising physician at the place where services are rendered.

             All persons licensed under this section shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the board of osteopathic medicine and surgery as set forth in this chapter and chapter 18.130 RCW.

             Persons applying for licensure pursuant to this section shall ((pay an application and renewal fee)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined ((by the secretary)) as provided in RCW 43.70.250((. Licenses issued hereunder may be renewed annually)) and 43.70.280. Any person who obtains a license pursuant to this section may, apply for licensure under this chapter, but shall submit a new application form and comply with all other licensing requirements of this chapter.


             Sec. 35. RCW 18.57.045 and 1991 c 160 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             A licensed osteopathic physician and surgeon who desires to leave the active practice of osteopathic medicine and surgery in this state may secure from the secretary an inactive license. The ((initial and renewal)) administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for an inactive license shall be determined ((by the secretary)) as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The holder of an inactive license may reactivate his or her license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in accordance with rules adopted by the board.


             Sec. 36. RCW 18.57.050 and 1991 c 160 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((Each applicant on making application shall pay the secretary a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250. Application fees are nonrefundable.)) The board may establish rules and regulations governing mandatory continuing education requirements which shall be met by physicians applying for renewal of licenses. ((The secretary shall establish a renewal and late renewal penalty fee as provided in RCW 43.70.250. Failure to renew the license invalidates all privileges granted by the license)) Administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for applications and renewals shall be established as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The board shall determine ((by rule when a license shall be canceled for failure to renew and shall establish)) prerequisites for relicensing.


             Sec. 37. RCW 18.57.080 and 1991 c 160 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

             Applicants for a license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery must successfully complete an examination prepared or approved by the board. The examination shall be conducted in the English language, shall determine the applicant's fitness to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery, and may be in whole or in part in writing or by practical application on those general subjects and topics of which knowledge is commonly and generally required of applicants who have obtained the doctor of osteopathic medicine and surgery conferred by accredited schools of osteopathic medicine and surgery approved by the board. If an examination does not encompass the subject of osteopathic principles and practice, the applicant shall be required to complete the board-administered examination. The board may prepare and administer or approve preparation and administration of examinations on such subjects as the board deems advisable. The examination papers of any examination administered by the board shall form a part of the applicant's records and shall be retained as determined by the secretary for a period of not less than one year. All applicants for examination or reexamination shall ((pay a fee)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined ((by the secretary)) as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 38. RCW 18.57.130 and 1991 c 160 s 10 and 1991 c 3 s 151 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

             Any person who meets the requirements of RCW 18.57.020 as now or hereafter amended and has been examined and licensed to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery by a state board of examiners of another state or the duly constituted authorities of another state authorized to issue licenses to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery upon examination, shall upon approval of the board be entitled to receive a license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in this state upon ((the payment of)) complying with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and paying a fee determined ((by the secretary)) as provided in RCW 43.70.250 ((to the state treasurer)) and 43.70.280 and filing a copy of his or her license in such other state, duly certified by the authorities granting the license to be a full, true, and correct copy thereof, and certifying also that the standard of requirements adopted by such authorities as provided by the law of such state is substantially equal to that provided for by the provisions of this chapter: PROVIDED, That no license shall issue without examination to any person who has previously failed in an examination held in this state: PROVIDED, FURTHER, That all licenses herein mentioned may be revoked for unprofessional conduct, in the same manner and upon the same grounds as if issued under this chapter: PROVIDED, FURTHER, That no one shall be permitted to practice surgery under this chapter who has not a license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery.


             Sec. 39. RCW 18.57A.020 and 1993 c 28 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The board shall adopt rules fixing the qualifications and the educational and training requirements for licensure as an osteopathic physician assistant or for those enrolled in any physician assistant training program. The requirements shall include completion of an accredited physician assistant training program approved by the board and eligibility to take an examination approved by the board, providing such examination tests subjects substantially equivalent to the curriculum of an accredited physician assistant training program.

             (2)(a) The board shall adopt rules governing the extent to which:

             (i) Physician assistant students may practice medicine during training; and

             (ii) Physician assistants may practice after successful completion of a training course.

             (b) Such rules shall provide:

             (i) That the practice of an osteopathic physician assistant shall be limited to the performance of those services for which he or she is trained; and

             (ii) That each osteopathic physician assistant shall practice osteopathic medicine only under the supervision and control of an osteopathic physician licensed in this state, but such supervision and control shall not be construed to necessarily require the personal presence of the supervising physicians at the place where services are rendered. The board may authorize the use of alternative supervisors who are licensed either under chapter 18.57 or 18.71 RCW.

             (3) Applicants for licensure shall file an application with the board on a form prepared by the secretary with the approval of the board, detailing the education, training, and experience of the physician assistant and such other information as the board may require. The application shall be accompanied by a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. Each applicant shall furnish proof satisfactory to the board of the following:

             (a) That the applicant has completed an accredited physician assistant program approved by the board and is eligible to take the examination approved by the board;

             (b) That the applicant is of good moral character; and

             (c) That the applicant is physically and mentally capable of practicing osteopathic medicine as an osteopathic physician assistant with reasonable skill and safety. The board may require any applicant to submit to such examination or examinations as it deems necessary to determine an applicant's physical and/or mental capability to safely practice as an osteopathic physician assistant.

             (4) The board may approve, deny, or take other disciplinary action upon the application for a license as provided in the uniform disciplinary act, chapter 18.130 RCW. The license shall be renewed ((on a periodic basis as determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.280, upon payment of a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and submission of a completed renewal application, in addition to any late renewal penalty fees as determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250)) as determined under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 40. RCW 18.71A.040 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 321 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) No physician assistant practicing in this state shall be employed or supervised by a physician or physician group without the approval of the commission.

             (2) Prior to commencing practice, a physician assistant licensed in this state shall apply to the commission for permission to be employed or supervised by a physician or physician group. The practice arrangement plan shall be jointly submitted by the physician or physician group and physician assistant. ((The secretary may charge a fee as provided in RCW 43.70.250 to recover the cost for the plan review)) Administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees shall be established as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The practice arrangement plan shall delineate the manner and extent to which the physician assistant would practice and be supervised. Whenever a physician assistant is practicing in a manner inconsistent with the approved practice arrangement plan, the medical((disciplinary board [commission])) commission may take disciplinary action under chapter 18.130 RCW.


             Sec. 41. RCW 18.59.110 and 1991 c 3 s 156 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((The secretary shall prescribe and publish fees in amounts determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 for the following purposes:

             (1) Application for examination;

             (2) Initial license fee;

             (3) Renewal of license fee;

             (4) Late renewal fee; and

             (5) Limited permit fee.

             The fees shall be set in such an amount as to reimburse the state, to the extent feasible, for the cost of the services rendered)) Administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees shall be established as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280 for applications, initial and renewal licenses, and limited permits.


             Sec. 42. RCW 18.64.040 and 1989 1st ex.s. c 9 s 413 are each amended to read as follows:

             Every applicant for license examination under this chapter shall pay the sum determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280 before the examination is attempted.


             Sec. 43. RCW 18.64.043 and 1991 c 229 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The owner of each pharmacy shall pay an original license fee to be determined by the secretary, and annually thereafter, on or before a date to be determined by the secretary, a fee to be determined by the secretary, for which he or she shall receive a license of location, which shall entitle the owner to operate such pharmacy at the location specified, or such other temporary location as the secretary may approve, for the period ending on a date to be determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280, and each such owner shall at the time of filing proof of payment of such fee as provided in RCW 18.64.045 as now or hereafter amended, file with the department on a blank therefor provided, a declaration of ownership and location, which declaration of ownership and location so filed as aforesaid shall be deemed presumptive evidence of ownership of the pharmacy mentioned therein.

             (2) It shall be the duty of the owner to immediately notify the department of any change of location or ownership and to keep the license of location or the renewal thereof properly exhibited in said pharmacy.

             (3) Failure to comply with this section shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and each day that said failure continues shall be deemed a separate offense.

             (4) In the event such license fee remains unpaid on the date due, no renewal or new license shall be issued except upon ((payment of the license renewal fee and a penalty fee equal to the original license fee)) compliance with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 44. RCW 18.64.045 and 1991 c 229 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             The owner of each and every place of business which manufactures drugs shall pay a license fee to be determined by the secretary, and thereafter, on or before a date to be determined by the secretary, a fee to be determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280, for which the owner shall receive a license of location from the department, which shall entitle the owner to manufacture drugs at the location specified for the period ending on a date to be determined by the ((board)) secretary, and each such owner shall at the time of payment of such fee file with the department, on a blank therefor provided, a declaration of ownership and location, which declaration of ownership and location so filed as aforesaid shall be deemed presumptive evidence of the ownership of such place of business mentioned therein. It shall be the duty of the owner to notify immediately the department of any change of location or ownership and to keep the license of location or the renewal thereof properly exhibited in such place of business. Failure to conform with this section shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and each day that said failure continues shall be deemed a separate offense. In event such license fee remains unpaid on the date due, no renewal or new license shall be issued except upon ((payment of the license renewal fee and a penalty fee equal to the license renewal fee)) compliance with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 45. RCW 18.64.046 and 1991 c 229 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

             The owner of each place of business which sells legend drugs and nonprescription drugs, or nonprescription drugs at wholesale shall pay a license fee to be determined by the secretary, and thereafter, on or before a date to be determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280, a like fee to be determined by the secretary, for which the owner shall receive a license of location from the department, which shall entitle such owner to either sell legend drugs and nonprescription drugs or nonprescription drugs at wholesale at the location specified for the period ending on a date to be determined by the ((board)) secretary, and each such owner shall at the time of payment of such fee file with the department, on a blank therefor provided, a declaration of ownership and location, which declaration of ownership and location so filed as aforesaid shall be deemed presumptive evidence of the ownership of such place of business mentioned therein. It shall be the duty of the owner to notify immediately the department of any change of location and ownership and to keep the license of location or the renewal thereof properly exhibited in such place of business. Failure to conform with this section shall be deemed a misdemeanor, and each day that said failure continues shall be deemed a separate offense. In event such license fee remains unpaid on the date due, no renewal or new license shall be issued except upon ((payment of the license renewal fee and a penalty fee equal to the license renewal fee)) compliance with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 46. RCW 18.64.047 and 1991 c 229 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

             Any itinerant vendor or any peddler of any nonprescription drug or preparation for the treatment of disease or injury, shall pay a registration fee determined by the secretary on a date to be determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The department may issue a registration to such vendor on an approved application made to the department. Any itinerant vendor or peddler who shall vend or sell, or offer to sell to the public any such nonprescription drug or preparation without having registered to do so as provided in this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and each sale or offer to sell shall constitute a separate offense. In event such registration fee remains unpaid on the date due, no renewal or new registration shall be issued except upon ((payment of the registration renewal fee and a penalty fee equal to the renewal fee)) compliance with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. This registration shall not authorize the sale of legend drugs or controlled substances.


             Sec. 47. RCW 18.64.140 and 1991 c 229 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

             Every licensed pharmacist who desires to practice pharmacy shall secure from the department a license, the fee for which shall be determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The administrative procedures, administrative requirements, renewal fee, and late renewal fee shall also be determined ((by the secretary)) under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. ((The date of renewal may be established by the secretary by regulation and the department may by regulation extend the duration of a licensing period for the purpose of staggering renewal periods. Such regulation may provide a method for imposing and collecting such additional proportional fee as may be required for the extended period.)) Payment of this fee shall entitle the licensee to a pharmacy law book, subsequent current mailings of all additions, changes, or deletions in the pharmacy practice act, chapter 18.64 RCW, and all additions, changes, or deletions of pharmacy board and department regulations. ((Pharmacists shall pay the license renewal fee and a penalty equal to the license renewal fee for the late renewal of their license.)) The current license shall be conspicuously displayed to the public in the pharmacy to which it applies. Any licensed pharmacist who desires to leave the active practice of pharmacy in this state may secure from the department an inactive license. The initial license and renewal fees shall be determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The holder of an inactive license may reactivate his or her license to practice pharmacy in accordance with rules adopted by the board.


             Sec. 48. RCW 18.64.205 and 1991 c 229 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             The board may adopt rules pursuant to this section authorizing a retired active license status. An individual licensed pursuant to this chapter, who is practicing only in emergent or intermittent circumstances as defined by rule established by the board, may hold a retired active license at a reduced renewal fee established by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. Such a license shall meet the continuing education requirements, if any, established by the board for renewals, and is subject to the provisions of the uniform disciplinary act, chapter 18.130 RCW. Individuals who have entered into retired status agreements with the disciplinary authority in any jurisdiction shall not qualify for a retired active license under this section.


             Sec. 49. RCW 18.64.310 and 1989 1st ex.s. c 9 s 410 are each amended to read as follows:

             The department shall:

             (1) Establish reasonable license and examination fees and fees for services to other agencies in accordance with RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. In cases where there are unanticipated demands for services, the department may request payment for services directly from the agencies for whom the services are performed, to the extent that revenues or other funds are available. Drug-related investigations regarding licensed health care practitioners shall be funded by an appropriation to the department from the health professions account. The payment may be made on either an advance or a reimbursable basis as approved by the director of financial management;

             (2) Employ, with confirmation by the board, an executive officer, who shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter 41.06 RCW and who shall be a pharmacist licensed in Washington, and employ inspectors, investigators, chemists, and other persons as necessary to assist it for any purpose which it may deem necessary;

             (3) Investigate and prosecute, at the direction of the board, including use of subpoena powers, violations of law or regulations under its jurisdiction or the jurisdiction of the board of pharmacy;

             (4) Make, at the direction of the board, inspections and investigations of pharmacies and other places, including dispensing machines, in which drugs or devices are stored, held, compounded, dispensed, sold, or administered to the ultimate consumer, to take and analyze any drugs or devices and to seize and condemn any drugs or devices which are adulterated, misbranded, stored, held, dispensed, distributed, administered, or compounded in violation of or contrary to law. The written operating agreement between the department and the board, as required by RCW 43.70.240 shall include provisions for the department to involve the board in carrying out its duties required by this section.


             Sec. 50. RCW 18.64A.030 and 1989 1st ex.s. c 9 s 423 are each amended to read as follows:

             The board shall adopt, in accordance with chapter 34.05 RCW, rules and regulations governing the extent to which pharmacy assistants may perform services associated with the practice of pharmacy during training and after successful completion of a training course. Such regulations shall provide for the certification of pharmacy assistants by the department at a fee determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280 according to the following levels of classification:

             (1) "Level A pharmacy assistants" may assist in performing, under the immediate supervision and control of a licensed pharmacist, manipulative, nondiscretionary functions associated with the practice of pharmacy.

             (2) "Level B pharmacy assistants" may perform, under the general supervision of a licensed pharmacist, duties including but not limited to, typing of prescription labels, filing, refiling, bookkeeping, pricing, stocking, delivery, nonprofessional phone inquiries, and documentation of third party reimbursements.


             Sec. 51. RCW 18.64A.060 and 1989 1st ex.s. c 9 s 425 are each amended to read as follows:

             No pharmacy licensed in this state shall utilize the services of pharmacy assistants without approval of the board.

             Any pharmacy licensed in this state may apply to the board for permission to use the services of pharmacy assistants. The application shall be accompanied by a ((uniform)) fee ((to be determined by the secretary)) and shall comply with administrative procedures and administrative requirements set pursuant to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280, shall detail the manner and extent to which the pharmacy assistants would be used and supervised, and shall provide other information in such form as the secretary may require.

             The board may approve or reject such applications. In addition, the board may modify the proposed utilization of pharmacy assistants and approve the application as modified. ((No such approval shall extend for more than one year, but approval once granted may be renewed annually upon payment of a uniform fee as determined by the secretary.)) Whenever it appears to the board that a pharmacy assistant is being utilized in a manner inconsistent with the approval granted, the board may withdraw such approval. In the event a hearing is requested upon the rejection of an application, or upon the withdrawal of approval, a hearing shall be conducted in accordance with chapter 18.64 RCW, as now or hereafter amended, and appeal may be taken in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW.


             Sec. 52. RCW 18.71.080 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 312 are each amended to read as follows:

             Every person licensed to practice medicine in this state shall ((register with the secretary of health annually, and pay an annual renewal registration fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250)) pay licensing fees and renew his or her license in accordance with administrative procedures and administrative requirements adopted as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The commission may establish rules governing mandatory continuing education requirements which shall be met by physicians applying for renewal of licenses. The rules shall provide that mandatory continuing education requirements may be met in part by physicians showing evidence of the completion of approved activities relating to professional liability risk management. ((Any failure to register and pay the annual renewal registration fee shall render the license invalid, but such license shall be reinstated upon written application therefor to the secretary, and payment to the state of a penalty fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, together with all delinquent annual license renewal fees: PROVIDED, HOWEVER, That any person who fails to renew the license for a period of three years, shall in no event be entitled to renew the license under this section. Such a person in order to obtain a license to practice medicine in this state, shall file an original application as provided for in this chapter, along with the requisite fee therefor.)) The commission, in its sole discretion, may permit ((such)) an applicant who has not renewed his or her license to be licensed without examination if it is satisfied that such applicant meets all the requirements for licensure in this state, and is competent to engage in the practice of medicine.


             Sec. 53. RCW 18.71.085 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 313 are each amended to read as follows:

             The commission may adopt rules pursuant to this section authorizing an inactive license status.

             (1) An individual licensed pursuant to chapter 18.71 RCW may place his or her license on inactive status. The holder of an inactive license shall not practice medicine and surgery in this state without first activating the license.

             (2) The administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fee for inactive renewal ((fee)) shall be established ((by the secretary)) pursuant to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. ((Failure to renew an inactive license shall result in cancellation in the same manner as an active license.))

             (3) An inactive license may be placed in an active status upon compliance with rules established by the commission.

             (4) Provisions relating to disciplinary action against a person with a license shall be applicable to a person with an inactive license, except that when disciplinary proceedings against a person with an inactive license have been initiated, the license shall remain inactive until the proceedings have been completed.


             Sec. 54. RCW 18.71.095 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 315 are each amended to read as follows:

             The commission may, without examination, issue a limited license to persons who possess the qualifications set forth herein:

             (1) The commission may, upon the written request of the secretary of the department of social and health services or the secretary of corrections, issue a limited license to practice medicine in this state to persons who have been accepted for employment by the department of social and health services or the department of corrections as physicians; who are licensed to practice medicine in another state of the United States or in the country of Canada or any province or territory thereof; and who meet all of the qualifications for licensure set forth in RCW 18.71.050.

             Such license shall permit the holder thereof to practice medicine only in connection with patients, residents, or inmates of the state institutions under the control and supervision of the secretary of the department of social and health services or the department of corrections.

             (2) The commission may issue a limited license to practice medicine in this state to persons who have been accepted for employment by a county or city health department as physicians; who are licensed to practice medicine in another state of the United States or in the country of Canada or any province or territory thereof; and who meet all of the qualifications for licensure set forth in RCW 18.71.050.

             Such license shall permit the holder thereof to practice medicine only in connection with his or her duties in employment with the city or county health department.

             (3) Upon receipt of a completed application showing that the applicant meets all of the requirements for licensure set forth in RCW 18.71.050 except for completion of two years of postgraduate medical training, and that the applicant has been appointed as a resident physician in a program of postgraduate clinical training in this state approved by the commission, the commission may issue a limited license to a resident physician. Such license shall permit the resident physician to practice medicine only in connection with his or her duties as a resident physician and shall not authorize the physician to engage in any other form of practice. Each resident physician shall practice medicine only under the supervision and control of a physician licensed in this state, but such supervision and control shall not be construed to necessarily require the personal presence of the supervising physician at the place where services are rendered.

             (4)(a) Upon nomination by the dean of the school of medicine at the University of Washington or the chief executive officer of a hospital or other appropriate health care facility licensed in the state of Washington, the commission may issue a limited license to a physician applicant invited to serve as a teaching-research member of the institution's instructional staff if the sponsoring institution and the applicant give evidence that he or she has graduated from a recognized medical school and has been licensed or otherwise privileged to practice medicine at his or her location of origin. Such license shall permit the recipient to practice medicine only within the confines of the instructional program specified in the application and shall terminate whenever the holder ceases to be involved in that program, or at the end of one year, whichever is earlier. Upon request of the applicant and the institutional authority, the license may be renewed for no more than a total of two years.

             (b) Upon nomination by the dean of the school of medicine of the University of Washington or the chief executive officer of any hospital or appropriate health care facility licensed in the state of Washington, the commission may issue a limited license to an applicant selected by the sponsoring institution to be enrolled in one of its designated departmental or divisional fellowship programs provided that the applicant shall have graduated from a recognized medical school and has been granted a license or other appropriate certificate to practice medicine in the location of the applicant's origin. Such license shall permit the holder only to practice medicine within the confines of the fellowship program to which he or she has been appointed and, upon the request of the applicant and the sponsoring institution, the license may be renewed by the commission for no more than a total of two years.

             All persons licensed under this section shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the commission to the same extent as other members of the medical profession, in accordance with this chapter and chapter 18.130 RCW.

             Persons applying for licensure and renewing licenses pursuant to this section shall ((pay an application fee)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined ((by the secretary)) as provided in RCW 43.70.250 ((and, in the event the license applied for is issued, a license fee at the rate provided for renewals of licenses generally. Licenses issued hereunder may be renewed annually pursuant to the provisions of RCW 18.71.080)) and 43.70.280. Any person who obtains a limited license pursuant to this section may((, without an additional application fee,)) apply for licensure under this chapter, but shall submit a new application form and comply with all other licensing requirements of this chapter.


             Sec. 55. RCW 18.71.205 and 1995 c 65 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The secretary of the department of health, in conjunction with the advice and assistance of the emergency medical services licensing and certification advisory committee as prescribed in RCW 18.73.050, and the commission, shall prescribe:

             (a) Practice parameters, training standards for, and levels of, physician trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technicians and paramedics;

             (b) Minimum standards and performance requirements for the certification and recertification of physician's trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technicians and paramedics; and

             (c) Procedures for certification, recertification, and decertification of physician's trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technicians and paramedics.

             (2) Initial certification shall be for a period ((of three years)) established by the secretary pursuant to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.

             (3) Recertification shall be granted upon proof of continuing satisfactory performance and education, and shall be for a period ((of three years)) established by the secretary pursuant to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.

             (4) As used in chapters 18.71 and 18.73 RCW, "approved medical program director" means a person who:

             (a) Is licensed to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to chapter 18.71 RCW or osteopathy and surgery pursuant to chapter 18.57 RCW; and

             (b) Is qualified and knowledgeable in the administration and management of emergency care and services; and

             (c) Is so certified by the department of health for a county, group of counties, or cities with populations over four hundred thousand in coordination with the recommendations of the local medical community and local emergency medical services and trauma care council.

             (5) The Uniform Disciplinary Act, chapter 18.130 RCW, governs uncertified practice, the issuance and denial of certificates, and the disciplining of certificate holders under this section. The secretary shall be the disciplining authority under this section. Disciplinary action shall be initiated against a person credentialed under this chapter in a manner consistent with the responsibilities and duties of the medical program director under whom such person is responsible.

             (6) Such activities of ((physician['s])) physician's trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technicians and paramedics shall be limited to actions taken under the express written or oral order of medical program directors and shall not be construed at any time to include free standing or nondirected actions, for actions not presenting an emergency or life-threatening condition.


             Sec. 56. RCW 18.71.400 and 1993 c 367 s 18 are each amended to read as follows:

             There is hereby levied to be collected by the department of health from every physician and surgeon licensed pursuant to chapter 18.71 RCW and every physician assistant licensed pursuant to chapter 18.71A RCW ((an annual)) a medical disciplinary assessment equal to the license renewal fee established by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The assessment levied pursuant to this section is in addition to any license renewal fee ((established under RCW 43.70.250)).


             Sec. 57. RCW 18.71A.020 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 319 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The commission shall adopt rules fixing the qualifications and the educational and training requirements for licensure as a physician assistant or for those enrolled in any physician assistant training program. The requirements shall include completion of an accredited physician assistant training program approved by the commission and eligibility to take an examination approved by the commission, if the examination tests subjects substantially equivalent to the curriculum of an accredited physician assistant training program. Physician assistants licensed by the board of medical examiners as of June 7, 1990, shall continue to be licensed.

             (2)(a) The commission shall adopt rules governing the extent to which:

             (i) Physician assistant students may practice medicine during training; and

             (ii) Physician assistants may practice after successful completion of a physician assistant training course.

             (b) Such rules shall provide:

             (i) That the practice of a physician assistant shall be limited to the performance of those services for which he or she is trained; and

             (ii) That each physician assistant shall practice medicine only under the supervision and control of a physician licensed in this state, but such supervision and control shall not be construed to necessarily require the personal presence of the supervising physician or physicians at the place where services are rendered.

             (3) Applicants for licensure shall file an application with the commission on a form prepared by the secretary with the approval of the commission, detailing the education, training, and experience of the physician assistant and such other information as the commission may require. The application shall be accompanied by a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. Each applicant shall furnish proof satisfactory to the commission of the following:

             (a) That the applicant has completed an accredited physician assistant program approved by the commission and is eligible to take the examination approved by the commission;

             (b) That the applicant is of good moral character; and

             (c) That the applicant is physically and mentally capable of practicing medicine as a physician assistant with reasonable skill and safety. The commission may require an applicant to submit to such examination or examinations as it deems necessary to determine an applicant's physical or mental capability, or both, to safely practice as a physician assistant.

             (4) The commission may approve, deny, or take other disciplinary action upon the application for license as provided in the Uniform Disciplinary Act, chapter 18.130 RCW. The license shall be renewed ((on a periodic basis as determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.280, upon payment of a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, and submission of a completed renewal application, in addition to any late renewal penalty fees as determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250)) as determined under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The commission may authorize the use of alternative supervisors who are licensed either under chapter 18.57 or 18.71 RCW.


             Sec. 58. RCW 18.71A.040 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 321 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) No physician assistant practicing in this state shall be employed or supervised by a physician or physician group without the approval of the commission.

             (2) Prior to commencing practice, a physician assistant licensed in this state shall apply to the commission for permission to be employed or supervised by a physician or physician group. The practice arrangement plan shall be jointly submitted by the physician or physician group and physician assistant. ((The secretary may charge a fee as provided in RCW 43.70.250 to recover the cost for the plan review)) Administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees shall be established as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The practice arrangement plan shall delineate the manner and extent to which the physician assistant would practice and be supervised. Whenever a physician assistant is practicing in a manner inconsistent with the approved practice arrangement plan, the ((medical disciplinary board [commission])) commission may take disciplinary action under chapter 18.130 RCW.


             Sec. 59. RCW 18.74.050 and 1991 c 3 s 178 are each amended to read as follows:

             The secretary shall furnish a license upon the authority of the board to any person who applies and who has qualified under the provisions of this chapter. At the time of applying, the applicant shall ((pay to the state treasurer a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees established pursuant to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. No person registered or licensed on July 24, 1983, as a physical therapist shall be required to pay an additional fee for a license under this chapter.


             Sec. 60. RCW 18.74.060 and 1991 c 3 s 179 are each amended to read as follows:

             Upon the recommendation of the board, the secretary shall license as a physical therapist and shall furnish a license to any person who is a physical therapist registered or licensed under the laws of another state or territory, or the District of Columbia, if the qualifications for such registration or license required of the applicant were substantially equal to the requirements under this chapter. At the time of making application, the applicant shall ((pay to the state treasurer a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees established pursuant to RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 61. RCW 18.74.070 and 1991 c 3 s 180 are each amended to read as follows:

             Every licensed physical therapist shall apply to the secretary for a renewal of the license and pay to the state treasurer a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. ((The license of a physical therapist who fails to renew the license within thirty days of the date set by the secretary for renewal shall automatically lapse. Within three years from the date of lapse and upon the recommendation of the board, the secretary may revive a lapsed license upon the payment of all past unpaid renewal fees and a penalty fee to be determined by the secretary. The board may require reexamination of an applicant whose license has lapsed for more than three years and who has not continuously engaged in lawful practice in another state or territory, or waive reexamination in favor of evidence of continuing education satisfactory to the board.))


             Sec. 62. RCW 18.79.200 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 420 are each amended to read as follows:

             An applicant for a license to practice as a registered nurse, advanced registered nurse practitioner, or licensed practical nurse shall comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and ((pay a fee)) fees as determined ((by the secretary)) under RCW 43.70.250 ((to the state treasurer)) and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 63. RCW 18.79.210 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 421 are each amended to read as follows:

             A license issued under this chapter((, whether in an active or inactive status,)) must be renewed, except as provided in this chapter. The licensee shall ((send the renewal form to the department with a renewal fee,)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees as determined ((by the secretary)) under RCW 43.70.250((, before the expiration date. Upon receipt of the renewal form and the appropriate fee, the department shall issue the licensee a license, which declares the holder to be a legal practitioner of registered nursing, advanced registered nursing practice, or licensed practical nursing, as appropriate, in either active or inactive status, for the period of time stated on the license)) and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 64. RCW 18.83.060 and 1991 c 3 s 197 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((Each applicant for a license shall file with the secretary an application duly verified, in such form and setting forth such information as the board shall prescribe. An application fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 shall accompany each application)) Administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for applications and examinations shall be established as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 65. RCW 18.83.072 and 1995 c 198 s 12 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Examination of applicants shall be held in Olympia, Washington, or at such other place as designated by the secretary, at least annually at such times as the board may determine.

             (2) Any applicant shall have the right to discuss with the board his or her performance on the examination.

             (3) Any applicant who fails to make a passing grade on the examination may be allowed to retake the examination. Any applicant who fails the examination a second time must obtain special permission from the board to take the examination again.

             (4) ((The reexamination fee shall be the same as the application fee set forth in RCW 18.83.060.

             (5))) The board may approve an examination prepared or administered by a private testing agency or association of licensing authorities.


             Sec. 66. RCW 18.83.080 and 1991 c 3 s 199 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((Upon forwarding to the secretary by)) The board ((of)) shall forward to the secretary the name of each applicant entitled to a license under this chapter((,)). The secretary shall promptly issue to such applicant a license authorizing such applicant to use the title "psychologist" ((for a period of one year. Said license shall be in such form as the secretary shall determine)). Each licensed psychologist shall keep his or her license displayed in a conspicuous place in his or her principal place of business.


             Sec. 67. RCW 18.83.082 and 1984 c 279 s 82 are each amended to read as follows:

             (((1) A valid receipt for an initial application for license hereunder, provided the applicant meets the requirements of RCW 18.83.070 (1), (2), and (3), shall constitute a temporary permit to practice psychology until the board completes action on the application. The board must complete action within one year of the date such receipt is issued.

             (2))) A person, not licensed in this state, who wishes to perform practices under the provisions of this chapter for a period not to exceed ninety days within a calendar year, must petition the board for a temporary permit to perform such practices. If the person is licensed or certified in another state deemed by the board to have standards equivalent to this chapter, a permit may be issued. No fee shall be charged for such temporary permit.


             Sec. 68. RCW 18.83.090 and 1991 c 3 s 200 are each amended to read as follows:

             The board shall establish rules governing mandatory continuing education requirements which shall be met by any psychologist applying for a license renewal. ((Each licensed psychologist shall pay to the health professions account, created in RCW 43.70.320, annually, at such time as determined by the board, an annual license renewal fee determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250. Upon receipt of the fee, the secretary shall issue a certificate of renewal in such form as the secretary shall determine)) Administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for renewal and reissue of licenses shall be established as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 69. RCW 18.83.105 and 1991 c 3 s 201 are each amended to read as follows:

             The board may issue certificates of qualification with appropriate title to applicants who meet all the licensing requirements except the possession of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy or its equivalent in psychology from an accredited educational institution. These certificates of qualification certify that the holder has been examined by the board and is deemed competent to perform certain functions within the practice of psychology under the periodic direct supervision of a psychologist licensed by the board. Such functions will be specified on the certificate issued by the board. Such applicant shall ((pay to the board of examiners a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 for certification in a single area of qualification and a fee for amendment of the certificate to include each additional area of qualification)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. Upon petition by a holder the board of examiners may grant authority to function without immediate supervision.


             Sec. 70. RCW 18.83.170 and 1991 c 3 s 202 are each amended to read as follows:

             Upon ((application accompanied by a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250)) compliance with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280, the board may grant a license, without written examination, to any applicant who has not previously failed any examination held by the board of psychology of the state of Washington and furnishes evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant:

             (1) Holds a doctoral degree with primary emphasis on psychology from an accredited college or university; and

             (2) Is licensed or certified to practice psychology in another state or country in which the requirements for such licensing or certification are, in the judgment of the board, essentially equivalent to those required by this chapter and the rules and regulations of the board. Such individuals must have been licensed or certified in another state for a period of at least two years; or

             (3) Is a diplomate in good standing of the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology.


             Sec. 71. RCW 18.84.100 and 1991 c 3 s 211 are each amended to read as follows:

             Applications for certification must be submitted on forms provided by the secretary. The secretary may require any information and documentation that reasonably relates to the determination of whether the applicant meets the requirements for certification provided for in this chapter and chapter 18.130 RCW. Each applicant shall ((pay a fee)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 ((which shall accompany the application)) and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 72. RCW 18.84.110 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 509 are each amended to read as follows:

             The secretary shall establish ((by rule)) the administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for renewal of certificates as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. ((Failure to renew invalidates the certificate and all privileges granted by the certificate. In the event a certificate has lapsed for a period longer than three years, the certificant shall demonstrate competence to the satisfaction of the secretary by continuing education or under the other standards determined by the secretary.))


             Sec. 73. RCW 18.84.120 and 1991 c 222 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             The secretary may issue a registration to an applicant who submits, on forms provided by the department, the applicant's name, the address, occupational title, name and location of business where applicant performs his or her services, and other information as determined by the secretary, including information necessary to determine whether there are grounds for denial of registration under this chapter or chapter 18.130 RCW. Each applicant shall pay a fee as determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. The secretary shall establish ((by rule)) the ((procedural)) administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees for registration and for renewal of registrations as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 74. RCW 18.88A.120 and 1991 c 16 s 14 are each amended to read as follows:

             Applications for registration and certification shall be submitted on forms provided by the secretary. The secretary may require any information and documentation that reasonably relates to the need to determine whether the applicant meets the criteria for registration and certification credentialing provided for in this chapter and chapter ((18.120)) 18.130 RCW. Each applicant shall ((pay a fee determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250. The fee shall accompany the application)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 75. RCW 18.88A.130 and 1994 sp.s. c 9 s 715 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((The secretary shall establish by rule the procedural requirements and fees for renewal of a registration or certificate. Failure to renew shall invalidate the credential and all privileges granted by the credential. If a certificate has lapsed for a period longer than three years, the person shall demonstrate competence to the satisfaction of the commission by taking continuing education courses, or meeting other standards determined by the commission)) Registrations and certifications shall be renewed according to administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 76. RCW 18.89.110 and 1991 c 3 s 234 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The date and location of the examination shall be established by the secretary. Applicants who have been found by the secretary to meet the other requirements for certification shall be scheduled for the next examination following the filing of the application. However, the applicant shall not be scheduled for any examination taking place sooner than sixty days after the application is filed.

             (2) The secretary shall examine each applicant, by means determined most effective, on subjects appropriate to the scope of practice. Such examinations shall be limited to the purpose of determining whether the applicant possesses the minimum skill and knowledge necessary to practice competently, and shall meet generally accepted standards of fairness and validity for certification examinations.

             (3) All examinations shall be conducted by the secretary, and all grading of the examinations shall be under fair and wholly impartial methods.

             (4) Any applicant who fails to make the required grade in the first examination is entitled to take up to three subsequent examinations, upon ((the prepayment of a fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 for each subsequent examination. Upon failure of four examinations, the secretary may invalidate the original application)) compliance with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280 and ((require)) such remedial education as is deemed necessary.

             (5) The secretary may approve an examination prepared and administered by a private testing agency or association of credentialing boards for use by an applicant in meeting the certification requirement.


             Sec. 77. RCW 18.89.120 and 1991 c 3 s 235 are each amended to read as follows:

             Applications for certification shall be submitted on forms provided by the secretary. The secretary may require any information and documentation which reasonably relates to the need to determine whether the applicant meets the criteria for certification provided in this chapter and chapter 18.130 RCW. All ((applications)) applicants shall ((be accompanied by a fee)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 78. RCW 18.89.140 and 1991 c 3 s 237 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((The secretary shall establish by rule the requirements and fees for renewal of certificates. Failure to renew shall invalidate the certificate and all privileges granted by the certificate. In the event a certificate has lapsed for a period longer than three years, the certified respiratory care practitioner shall demonstrate competence to the satisfaction of the secretary by continuing education or under the other standards determined by the secretary)) Certificates shall be renewed according to administrative procedures, administrative requirements , and fees determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 79. RCW 18.92.140 and 1993 c 78 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

             Each person now qualified to practice veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry, registered as an animal technician, or registered as a veterinary medication clerk in this state or who becomes licensed or registered to engage in practice shall ((register with the secretary of health annually or on the date prescribed by the secretary and pay the renewal registration fee set by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250. A person who fails to renew a license or certificate before its expiration is subject to a late renewal fee equal to one-third of the regular renewal fee set by the secretary)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 80. RCW 18.92.145 and 1993 c 78 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((The secretary shall determine the)) Administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees((,)) shall be established as provided in RCW 43.70.250((,)) and 43.70.280 for the issuance, renewal, or administration of the following licenses, certificates of registration, permits, duplicate licenses, renewals, or examination:

             (1) For a license to practice veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry issued upon an examination given by the examining board;

             (2) For a license to practice veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry issued upon the basis of a license issued in another state;

             (3) For a certificate of registration as an animal technician;

             (4) For a certificate of registration as a veterinary medication clerk;

             (5) For a temporary permit to practice veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry. The temporary permit fee shall be accompanied by the full amount of the examination fee; and

             (6) For a license to practice specialized veterinary medicine.


             Sec. 81. RCW 18.108.060 and 1991 c 3 s 256 are each amended to read as follows:

             ((All licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise provided shall expire on the annual anniversary date of the individual's date of birth.

             The secretary shall prorate the licensing fee for massage practitioner based on one-twelfth of the annual license fee for each full calendar month between the issue date and the next anniversary of the applicant's birth date, a date used as the expiration date of such license.

             Every applicant for a license shall pay an examination fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, which fee shall accompany their application. Applications for licensure shall be submitted on forms provided by the secretary.

             Applicants granted a license under this chapter shall pay to the secretary a license fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250, prior to the issuance of their license, and an annual renewal fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250. Failure to renew shall invalidate the license and all privileges granted to the licensee, but such license may be reinstated upon written application to the secretary and payment to the state of all delinquent fees and penalties as determined by the secretary. In the event a license has lapsed for a period longer than three years, the licensee shall demonstrate competence to the satisfaction of the secretary by proof of continuing education or other standard determined by the secretary with the advice of the board)) Each applicant and license holder shall comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees set by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 82. RCW 18.135.050 and 1991 c 3 s 274 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Any health care facility may certify a health care assistant to perform the functions authorized in this chapter in that health care facility; and any health care practitioner may certify a health care assistant capable of performing such services in any health care facility, or in his or her office, under a health care practitioner's supervision. Before certifying the health care assistant, the health care facility or health care practitioner shall verify that the health care assistant has met the minimum requirements established by the secretary under this chapter. These requirements shall not prevent the certifying entity from imposing such additional standards as the certifying entity considers appropriate. The health care facility or health care practitioner shall provide the licensing authority with a certified roster of health care assistants who are certified.

             (2) Certification and recertification of a health care assistant shall be effective for a period ((of two years. Recertification is required at the end of this period)) determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280. Requirements for recertification shall be ((established by rule)) determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 83. RCW 18.135.055 and 1991 c 3 s 275 are each amended to read as follows:

             The health care facility or health care practitioner registering an initial or continuing certification pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall ((pay a)) comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.

             All fees collected under this section shall be credited to the health professions account as required in RCW 43.70.320.


             Sec. 84. RCW 18.138.040 and 1991 c 3 s 281 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) If the applicant meets the qualifications as outlined in RCW 18.138.030(2), the secretary shall confer on such candidates the title certified dietitian.

             (2) If the applicant meets the qualifications as outlined in RCW 18.138.030(4), the secretary shall confer on such candidates the title certified nutritionist.

             (3) ((The application fee in an amount determined by the secretary shall accompany the application)) Applicants for certification as a certified dietitian or certified nutritionist shall comply with administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary under RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.


             Sec. 85. RCW 18.138.060 and 1991 c 3 s 283 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) Every person certified as a certified dietitian or certified nutritionist shall ((pay a renewal registration fee determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250. The certificate of the person shall be renewed for a period of one year or longer at the discretion of the secretary)) renew the certification according to administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees determined by the secretary as provided in RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.

             (2) ((Any failure to register and pay the annual renewal registration fee shall render the certificate invalid. The certificate shall be reinstated upon: (a) Written application to the secretary; (b) payment to the state of a penalty fee determined by the secretary; and (c) payment to the state of all delinquent annual certificate renewal fees.

             (3) Any person who fails to renew his or her certification for a period of three years shall not be entitled to renew such certification under this section. Such person, in order to obtain a certification as a certified dietitian or certified nutritionist in this state, shall file a new application under this chapter, along with the required fee, and shall meet all requirements as the secretary provides.

             (4))) All fees collected under this section shall be credited to the health professions account as required.


             Sec. 86. RCW 18.155.040 and 1990 c 3 s 804 are each amended to read as follows:

             In addition to any other authority provided by law, the secretary shall have the following authority:

             (1) To set ((all)) administrative procedures, administrative requirements, and fees ((required in this chapter)) in accordance with RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280;

             (2) To establish forms necessary to administer this chapter;

             (3) To issue a certificate to any applicant who has met the education, training, and examination requirements for certification and deny a certificate to applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications for certification. Proceedings concerning the denial of certificates based on unprofessional conduct or impaired practice shall be governed by the uniform disciplinary act, chapter 18.130 RCW;

             (4) To hire clerical, administrative, and investigative staff as needed to implement and administer this chapter and to hire individuals including those certified under this chapter to serve as examiners or consultants as necessary to implement and administer this chapter;

             (5) To maintain the official department record of all applicants and certifications;

             (6) To conduct a hearing on an appeal of a denial of a certificate on the applicant's failure to meet the minimum qualifications for certification. The hearing shall be conducted pursuant to chapter 34.05 RCW;

             (7) To issue subpoenas, statements of charges, statements of intent to deny certificates, and orders and to delegate in writing to a designee the authority to issue subpoenas, statements of charges, and statements of intent to deny certificates;

             (8) To determine the minimum education, work experience, and training requirements for certification, including but not limited to approval of educational programs;

             (9) To prepare and administer or approve the