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SEVENTY-EIGHTH DAY




AFTERNOON SESSION




House Chamber, Olympia, Monday, March 31, 1997


             The House was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by the Speaker (Representative Pennington 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 Carlos Lugo and Vickerie Bailey. Prayer was offered by Pastor Jerry Cook, Eastside Foursquare Church, Kirkland.


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


MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

March 28, 1997

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed:

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6063,

and the same is herewith transmitted.

Mike O'Connell, Secretary


March 31, 1997

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed:

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 8410,

and the same is herewith transmitted.

Mike O'Connell, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House advanced to the sixth order of business.


SECOND READING


             SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5464, by Senate Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Senators Kohl, Wood, Jacobsen, Winsley, Bauer, Hale, Patterson, Prince, Brown, Spanel, Sheldon, McAuliffe, Wojahn, Franklin, Thibaudeau, Snyder and Kline)

 

Extending gender equity provisions.


             The bill was read the second time.


             There being no objection, the rules were suspended, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.


             Representatives Carlson and Butler spoke in favor of passage of the bill.


MOTIONS


             On motion by Representative Cairnes, Representatives D. Schmidt, Buck, Cooke and Dunn were excused. On motion by Representative Cooper, Representative Sullivan was excused.


             The Speaker (Representative Pennington presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5464.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5464 and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 90, Nays - 3, Absent - 0, Excused - 5.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Appelwick, Backlund, Ballasiotes, Benson, Blalock, Boldt, Bush, Butler, Cairnes, Carlson, Carrell, Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cody, Cole, Constantine, Conway, Cooper, Costa, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunshee, Dyer, Fisher, Gardner, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hatfield, Hickel, Honeyford, Huff, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Mason, Mastin, McDonald, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morris, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pennington, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Reams, Regala, Robertson, Romero, Schmidt, K., Schoesler, Scott, Sehlin, Sheahan, Sheldon, Skinner, Smith, Sommers, D., Sommers, H., Sterk, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, B., Thomas, L., Thompson, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Zellinsky and Mr. Speaker - 90.

             Voting nay: Representatives Koster, Mulliken and Sherstad - 3.

             Excused: Representatives Buck, Cooke, Dunn, Schmidt, D. and Sullivan - 5.


             Substitute Senate Bill No. 5464, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


RESOLUTION


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 97-4644, by Representatives Ballasiotes and Wensman


             WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Legislature to honor excellence in every field of endeavor; and

             WHEREAS, The Mercer Island High School Islanders Boys Basketball Team won the 1997 AAA title; and

             WHEREAS, The Islanders Boys Basketball Team players are Elliott Prasse-Freeman, Josh Fisher, Matt Logie, David Huhs, Diron Mobley, Tyler Besecker, Seth Greenberg, Jamien McCullum, Andrew Engvall, Bryan Brown, Will Russell, and Ben Jordan; and

             WHEREAS, The Islanders, in their championship game, prevailed over a previously unbeaten team; and

             WHEREAS, The Islanders asserted consistently tough defensive pressure, holding their opponents to just eighteen baskets out of forty-five attempts; and

             WHEREAS, The Islanders have exemplified to their classmates the success that is possible in any field of endeavor when persistent effort is made; and

             WHEREAS, The Islanders are a credit to their community;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives honor and congratulate the Mercer Island High School Islanders Boys Basketball Team for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice in achieving this significant accomplishment; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Head Coach Ed Pepple and the Assistant Coaches Gary Patterson, Adam Ceteznik, Travis DeCuire, Kyle Pepple, Scott Didrickson, Lance Davenport, Principal Dr. Judy Smith, and Vice-Principal/Athletic Director Craig Olson be recognized for their leadership; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the teachers, classmates, and parents of the team members be recognized for the important part they played in helping these student athletes excel; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to each of the players and coaches of the Mercer Island High School Islanders Boys Basketball Team, the Principal, and the Vice-Principal/Athletic Director.


             Representative Ballasiotes moved adoption of the resolution.


             Representatives Ballasiotes, Quall and Wensman spoke in favor of the resolution.


             House Resolution No. 4644 was adopted.


RESOLUTION


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 97-4643, by Representatives Wensman and Ballasiotes


             WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Legislature to honor excellence in every field of endeavor; and

             WHEREAS, The Mercer Island High School Islanders Girls Swimming and Diving Team won the 1996 State Championship; and

             WHEREAS, The Islanders Girls Swimming and Diving Team State Championship participants were Harmony Danner, Michelle Harper, Colleen Helsel, Kendra Helsel, Anna Hoard, Ellie Humphries, Jane Humphries, Maya Jones, Chace Kloppenburg, Mollie LeClercq, Heather McClure, Siobhan Nolan, Melissa Schmelzer, Sarah Shulman, Kirty Strand, Jenny Vetter, Lauren Williams, and Rebecca Youngs; and

             WHEREAS, The Islanders have won the last five consecutive State Championships, as well as the 1987 State Championship; and

             WHEREAS, The Islanders have finished in the top ten during twenty-four of the past twenty-five years; and

             WHEREAS, The Islanders have exemplified to their classmates the success that is possible in any field of endeavor when persistent effort is made; and

             WHEREAS, The Islanders are a credit to their community;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives honor and congratulate the Mercer Island High School Islanders Girls Swimming and Diving Team for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice in achieving these significant accomplishments; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That Varsity Coach Frank Ceteznik and Assistant Coaches Bob Harshbarger and Jane Ceteznik be recognized for their leadership; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the teachers, classmates, and parents of the team members be recognized for the important part they played in helping these student athletes excel; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Principal Dr. Judy Smith, Vice-Principal/Athletic Director Craig Olson, and to each of the coaches and members of the Mercer Island High School Islanders Girls Swimming and Diving Team that participated in the State Championship Team.


             Representative Wensman moved adoption of the resolution.


             Representatives Wensman and Ballasiotes spoke in favor of the resolution.


             House Resolution No. 4643 was adopted.


             The Speaker assumed the chair.


MOTION


             Representative Lisk demanded a Call of the House and the demand was sustained.


CALL OF THE HOUSE


             The Sergeant at Arms was instructed to lock the doors.


             The Clerk called the roll and a quorum was present.


             There being no objection, Representative D. Schmidt was excused, and the House proceeded with business under the Call of the House.


REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES


March 28, 1997

HB 2259           Prime Sponsor, Representative Huff: Making appropriations for the fiscal biennium ending June 30, 1999. Reported by Committee on Appropriations

 

MAJORITY recommendation: The substitute bill be substituted therefor and the substitute bill do pass. Signed by Representatives Huff, Chairman; Alexander, Vice Chairman; Clements, Vice Chairman; Wensman, Vice Chairman; Benson; Carlson; Cooke; Crouse; Dyer; Lambert; Lisk; Mastin; McMorris; Parlette; Sehlin; Sheahan and Talcott.

 

MINORITY recommendation: Do not pass. Signed by Representatives H. Sommers, Ranking Minority Member; Doumit, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Gombosky, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Chopp; Cody; Keiser; Kenney; Kessler; Linville; Poulsen; Regala and Tokuda.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Huff, Alexander, Clements, Wensman, Benson, Carlson, Cooke, Crouse, Dyer, Lambert, Lisk, Mastin, McMorris, Parlette, Sehlin, Sheahan and Talcott.

             Voting Nay: Representatives H. Sommers, Doumit, Gombosky, Chopp, Cody, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Linville, Poulsen, Regala and Tokuda.

             Excused: Representatives Grant and D. Schmidt.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 28, 1997

SB 5008            Prime Sponsor, Senator Long: Modifying the adoption support reconsideration program. Reported by Committee on Children & Family Services

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.


             On page 1, line 15, after "residing" insert "in a preadoptive placement funded by the department or"

 

Signed by Representatives Cooke, Chairman; Boldt, Vice Chairman; Bush, Vice Chairman; Tokuda, Ranking Minority Member; Kastama, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Ballasiotes; Carrell; Dickerson; Gombosky; McDonald and Wolfe.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Cooke, Boldt, Bush, Tokuda, Kastama, Ballasiotes, Carrell, Dickerson, Gombosky, McDonald and Wolfe.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

SSB 5012          Prime Sponsor, Committee on Financial Institutions, Insurance & Housing: Filing certain insurance related corporate documents. Reported by Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives L. Thomas, Chairman; Smith, Vice Chairman; Zellinsky, Vice Chairman; Wolfe, Ranking Minority Member; Grant, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Benson; Constantine; DeBolt; Keiser; Sullivan and Wensman.


             Voting Yea: Representatives L. Thomas, Smith, Zellinsky, Wolfe, Grant, Benson, Constantine, DeBolt, Keiser, Sullivan and Wensman.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

SB 5029            Prime Sponsor, Senator Morton: Eliminating obsolete references in the water code. Reported by Committee on Agriculture & Ecology

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives Chandler, Chairman; Parlette, Vice Chairman; Schoesler, Vice Chairman; Linville, Ranking Minority Member; Anderson, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Cooper; Delvin; Koster; Mastin; Regala and Sump.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Chandler, Parlette, Linville, Anderson, Cooper, Delvin, Koster, Schoesler and Sump.

             Excused: Representatives Mastin and Regala.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

March 27, 1997

SSB 5030          Prime Sponsor, Committee on Agriculture & Environment: Establishing procedures by which owners of single-family residences may use lake water for noncommercial landscape irrigation. Reported by Committee on Agriculture & Ecology

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The legislature finds that as demands on water resources increase, water must be used in a manner that is most beneficial to the natural resources of the state, while avoiding unnecessary capital costs and public infrastructure expenditures. The legislature also finds that in appropriate circumstances, use of water from lakes and reservoirs by shoreland owners will allow more water to remain in rivers and streams for stockwater, fish, wildlife, municipal drinking water, and recreation. The legislature also finds that use of municipally treated drinking water for garden and landscape irrigation may in some cases be an unnecessary use of the public infrastructure, creating the need for additional public facilities to meet the demands of growing populations.

             (2) The legislature finds that while there may be numerous benefits to using lake water in urban settings to water lawns and noncommercial gardens, the legislature also finds that great caution must be exercised when establishing a new exemption from the standard permit processing system for appropriating increasingly scarce water resources. The legislature therefore declares that any appropriations made under chapter . . ., Laws of 1997 (this act) shall be limited to lakes and reservoirs in western Washington that are equal to or greater than twenty thousand surface acres.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 90.03 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) The department shall determine whether there is sufficient water in a lake or reservoir with a surface area of twenty thousand acres or more to allow owners of single-family residences that abut the lake or reservoir of twenty thousand acres or more located west of the crest of the Cascade mountains to use water for noncommercial garden and landscape irrigation.

             (2) In making the determination provided for in subsection (1) of this section, the department shall consider at least the following factors:

             (a) Whether there is water available to be appropriated;

             (b) Whether allowing additional appropriation from the lake or reservoir may have an adverse impact on existing water right holders;

             (c) The existing uses and applications for uses of water from the lake or reservoir;

             (d) The effect on stockwater, fish, wildlife, and other instream resources of allowing or not allowing withdrawal from the lake or reservoir; and

             (e) The lake's or reservoir's physical characteristics, including depth, volume, surface area, inflows, outflows, and surface level control features.

             (3) If the department determines that there may be sufficient water in the lake or reservoir to allow use of water for single-family residential noncommercial garden and landscape irrigation, it shall hold one or more public hearings in the area affected by the proposal. At the public hearing, the department shall report on the factors described in subsection (2) of this section, any additional factors it has used to evaluate the proposal, and options for use of the available water that will satisfy requirements for efficiency.

             (4) After reviewing comments received at the public hearing, the department shall make a final determination whether there is sufficient water available for single-family residential noncommercial garden and landscape irrigation purposes. If the department determines there is sufficient water it shall, by rule:

             (a) Establish the maximum quantity of water that may be withdrawn from the lake or reservoir on a yearly basis for single-family noncommercial garden and landscape irrigation under this section;

             (b) Establish conditions and limitations on withdrawal by individual property owners. The conditions and limitations may include, but are not limited to: Time of day and year, maximum area that may be watered, maximum flow and annual water usage allowed, protection for existing water right holders who may be affected by the withdrawal, and conservation and efficiency measures to be used. In adopting the terms and conditions, the department shall encourage water use efficiency and conservation; and

             (c) Establish screening requirements to protect fish life.

             (5) A person withdrawing water under a rule adopted under subsection (4) of this section may, but shall not be required to, apply for a water right permit as otherwise provided by this chapter. The right to withdraw water under this section shall have a priority date of the effective date of the rule adopted pursuant to this section.

             (6) The department may suspend temporarily the authority to withdraw water granted under this section if the department determines:

             (a) Under chapter 43.83B RCW that drought conditions exist in the geographical area including a lake or reservoir for which the department has established water withdrawal standards under subsection (4) of this section; or

             (b) By rule that continued withdrawal of water under this section will have an adverse impact on flows or lake levels below essential minimums necessary to assure the maintenance of existing water rights or claims, fisheries requirements, or to protect federal or state interests including, but not limited to, power generation, navigation, and shoreline facilities.

             (7) The department may temporarily suspend or impose conditions on the withdrawal of water authorized under this section if there is a water shortage in the geographical area including the lake or reservoir and a public water system with a water right affected by the withdrawal authorized under this section has imposed use restrictions and has requested similar restrictions for water withdrawn under this section.

             (8) The department shall conduct the analysis required by subsection (1) of this section for lakes and reservoirs of twenty thousand acres or more located west of the crest of the Cascade mountains and, if it determines water is available, adopt the rule required by subsection (4) of this section not later than June 1, 1998.

             (9) If requested by a public water system that may be affected by the withdrawal of water authorized under subsection (4) of this section, the department shall notify the system of use restrictions that the department has established and shall consult with the system on methods to enforce the restrictions imposed under subsection (4) of this section.

             (10) Any person withdrawing water under the provisions of this section who uses an irrigation system that has connections to both the supply from the lake or reservoir and a potable drinking water supply system shall assure that the irrigation system complies with all health, safety, and building code requirements.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. (1) If water is appropriated as authorized in chapter . . ., Laws of 1997 (this act), the department of ecology shall evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of allowing similar appropriations in other urban lakes and reservoirs and report its findings to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature by June 1, 2000.

             (2) This section expires June 30, 2000."

 

Signed by Representatives Chandler, Chairman; Parlette, Vice Chairman; Schoesler, Vice Chairman; Linville, Ranking Minority Member; Anderson, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Cooper; Koster; Regala and Sump.

 

MINORITY recommendation: Without recommendation. Signed by Representatives Delvin and Mastin.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Chandler, Parlette, Linville, Anderson, Cooper, Koster, Regala, Schoesler and Sump.

             Voting Nay: Representatives Delvin and Mastin.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 28, 1997

SB 5066            Prime Sponsor, Senator Roach: Regulating trademarks. Reported by Committee on Government Administration

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives D. Sommers, Vice Chairman; Scott, Ranking Minority Member; Doumit; Dunn; Dunshee; Reams; Smith; L. Thomas; Wensman and Wolfe.


             Voting Yea: Representatives D. Sommers, Scott, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Smith, L. Thomas, Wensman and Wolfe.

             Excused: Representatives D. Schmidt, Gardner, Murray and Reams.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

SSB 5079          Prime Sponsor, Committee on Agriculture & Environment: Providing an alternative means to comply with wastewater discharge permit requirements. Reported by Committee on Agriculture & Ecology

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The purpose of this act is to encourage environmental permit program efficiency and pollution prevention through increased private sector participation in the preparation of wastewater discharge permits currently administered by the department of ecology. The legislature recognizes that pollution prevention can often be accomplished through cooperative partnerships between government and industry and through voluntary changes in industrial production methods. By using expertise available in the private sector, the permit preparation option provided in this act is intended to reduce the time required to issue wastewater discharge permits and better protect the water quality of the state.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 90.48 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) Within fifteen days of receipt of an application for the issuance of a new permit or modification of an existing permit under RCW 90.48.160 or 90.48.260, the department shall determine whether it is likely that the permit will be processed within one hundred eighty days. If the department determines that a permit will not be processed within one hundred eighty days, the applicant shall be notified. Upon receipt of this notification, an applicant may choose to proceed with the draft permit preparation option in subsection (2) of this section.

             (2) Any person applying for the issuance of a new permit or modification of an existing permit under RCW 90.48.160 or 90.48.260 may submit an application with a draft permit and fact sheet if the department cannot process the permit within the timeline provided in subsection (1) of this section.

             (3) The department shall approve or deny the permit proposal within forty-five days of submission if no public hearing is required, or within ninety days of submission if a public hearing is required. The department or the applicant may negotiate a permit proposal if both parties agree to a timeline. The department retains full authority under this chapter to approve, modify, or disapprove any draft permit or fact sheet submitted under this section.

             (4) The department shall make available guidelines specifying the elements of a complete draft permit and fact sheet."


             Correct the title.

 

Signed by Representatives Chandler, Chairman; Parlette, Vice Chairman; Schoesler, Vice Chairman; Anderson, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Delvin; Koster; Mastin and Sump.

 

MINORITY recommendation: Do not pass. Signed by Representatives Linville, Ranking Minority Member; Cooper and Regala.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Chandler, Parlette, Anderson, Delvin, Koster, Mastin, Schoesler and Sump.

             Voting Nay: Representatives Linville, Cooper and Regala.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 28, 1997

SSB 5125          Prime Sponsor, Committee on Health & Long-Term Care: Authorizing revisions in medical assistance managed care contracting under federal demonstration waivers. Reported by Committee on Health Care

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives Dyer, Chairman; Backlund, Vice Chairman; Cody, Ranking Minority Member; Murray, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Anderson; Conway; Parlette; Sherstad; Wood and Zellinsky.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Dyer, Backlund, Cody, Murray, Anderson, Conway, Parlette, Sherstad, Wood and Zellinsky.

             Excused: Representative Skinner.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 28, 1997

SB 5272            Prime Sponsor, Senator Long: Limiting political activities of citizen members of the legislative ethics board. Reported by Committee on Government Administration

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives D. Sommers, Vice Chairman; Scott, Ranking Minority Member; Doumit; Dunn; Dunshee; Reams; Smith; L. Thomas; Wensman and Wolfe.


             Voting Yea: Representatives D. Sommers, Scott, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Smith, L. Thomas, Wensman and Wolfe.

             Excused: Representatives D. Schmidt, Gardner, Murray and Reams.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

March 27, 1997

ESSB 5273       Prime Sponsor, Committee on Agriculture & Environment: Regulating compensatory mitigation. Reported by Committee on Agriculture & Ecology

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The legislature finds that:

             (a) The state lacks a clear policy relating to the mitigation of wetlands and aquatic habitat for infrastructure development;

             (b) Regulatory agencies have generally required project proponents to use compensatory mitigation only at the site of the project's impacts and to mitigate narrowly for the habitat or biological functions impacted by a project;

             (c) This practice of considering traditional on-site, in-kind mitigation may provide fewer environmental benefits when compared to innovative mitigation proposals that provide benefits in advance of a project's planned impacts and that restore functions or habitat other than those impacted at a project site; and

             (d) Regulatory decisions on development proposals that attempt to incorporate innovative mitigation measures take an unreasonably long period of time and are subject to a great deal of uncertainty and additional expenses.

             (2) The legislature therefore declares that it is the policy of the state to authorize innovative mitigation measures by requiring state regulatory agencies to consider mitigation proposals for infrastructure projects that are timed, designed, and located in a manner to provide equal or better biological functions and values compared to traditional on-site, in-kind mitigation proposals.

             (3) It is the intent of the legislature to authorize local governments to accommodate the goals of this chapter. It is not the intent of the legislature to: (a) Restrict the ability of a project proponent to pursue project specific mitigation; or (b) create any new authority for regulating wetlands or aquatic habitat beyond what is specifically provided for in this chapter.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

             (1) "Mitigation" means sequentially avoiding impacts, minimizing impacts, or compensating for remaining unavoidable impacts.

             (2) "Compensatory mitigation" means the restoration, creation, enhancement, or preservation of uplands, wetlands, or other aquatic resources for the purposes of compensating for unavoidable adverse impacts that remain after all appropriate and practicable avoidance and minimization has been achieved. "Compensatory mitigation" includes mitigation that:

             (a) Occurs at the same time as, or in advance of, a project's planned environmental impacts;

             (b) Is located in a site either on, near, or distant from the project's impacts; and

             (c) Provides either the same or different biological functions and values as the functions and values impacted by the project.

             (3) "Infrastructure development" means an action that is critical for the maintenance or expansion of an existing infrastructure feature such as a highway, rail line, airport, marine terminal, utility corridor, harbor area, or hydroelectric facility and is consistent with an approved land use planning process. This planning process may include the growth management act, chapter 36.70A RCW, or the shoreline management act, chapter 90.58 RCW, in areas covered by those chapters.

             (4) "Mitigation plan" means a document or set of documents developed through joint discussions between a project proponent and environmental regulatory agencies that describe the unavoidable wetland or aquatic resource impacts of the proposed infrastructure development and the proposed compensatory mitigation for those impacts.

             (5) "Project proponent" means a public or private entity responsible for preparing a mitigation plan.

             (6) "Watershed" means an area identified as a state of Washington water resource inventory area under WAC 173-500-040 as it exists on the effective date of this section.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. (1) Project proponents may use a mitigation plan to propose compensatory mitigation within a watershed. A mitigation plan shall:

             (a) Contain provisions that guarantee the long-term viability of the created, restored, enhanced, or preserved habitat, including assurances for protecting any essential biological functions and values defined in the mitigation plan;

             (b) Contain provisions for long-term monitoring of any created, restored, or enhanced mitigation site; and

             (c) Be consistent with the local comprehensive land use plan and any other applicable planning process in effect for the development area, such as an adopted subbasin or watershed plan.

             (2) The departments of ecology and fish and wildlife may not limit the scope of options in a mitigation plan to areas on or near the project site, or to habitat types of the same type as contained on the project site. The departments of ecology and fish and wildlife shall fully review and give due consideration to compensatory mitigation proposals that improve the overall biological functions and values of the watershed or bay and accommodate the mitigation needs of infrastructure development.

             The departments of ecology and fish and wildlife are not required to grant approval to a mitigation plan that the departments find does not provide equal or better biological functions and values within the watershed or bay.

             (3) When making a permit or other regulatory decision under the guidance of this chapter, the departments of ecology and fish and wildlife shall consider whether the mitigation plan provides equal or better biological functions and values, compared to the existing conditions, for the target resources or species identified in the mitigation plan. This consideration shall be based upon the following factors:

             (a) The relative value of the mitigation for the target resources, in terms of the quality and quantity of biological functions and values provided;

             (b) The compatibility of the proposal with the intent of broader resource management and habitat management objectives and plans, such as existing resource management plans, watershed plans, critical areas ordinances, and shoreline master programs;

             (c) The ability of the mitigation to address scarce functions or values within a watershed;

             (d) The benefits of the proposal to broader watershed landscape, including the benefits of connecting various habitat units or providing population-limiting habitats or functions for target species;

             (e) The benefits of early implementation of habitat mitigation for projects that provide compensatory mitigation in advance of the project's planned impacts; and

             (f) The significance of any negative impacts to nontarget species or resources.  

             (4) A mitigation plan may be approved through a memorandum of agreement between the project proponent and either the department of ecology or the department of fish and wildlife, or both.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. (1) In making regulatory decisions relating to wetland or aquatic resource mitigation, the departments of ecology and fish and wildlife shall, at the request of the project proponent, follow the guidance of sections 1 through 3 of this act.

             (2) If the department of ecology or the department of fish and wildlife receives multiple requests for review of mitigation plans, each department may schedule its review of these proposals to conform to available budgetary resources.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. A new section is added to chapter 75.20 RCW to read as follows:

             The department shall not require mitigation for sediment dredging or capping actions that result in a cleaner aquatic environment and equal or better habitat functions and values, if the actions are taken under a state or federal cleanup action.

             This chapter shall not be construed to require habitat mitigation for navigation and maintenance dredging of existing channels and berthing areas.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 75.20 RCW to read as follows:

             When reviewing a mitigation plan under RCW 75.20.100 or RCW 75.20.103, the department shall, at the request of the project proponent, follow the guidance contained in sections 1 through 4 of this act.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 90.48 RCW to read as follows:

             When exercising its powers under RCW 90.48.260, the department shall, at the request of the project proponent, follow the guidance contained in sections 1 through 4 of this act.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. Sections 1 through 4 of this act constitute a new chapter in Title 90 RCW."


             Correct the title.

 

Signed by Representatives Chandler, Chairman; Parlette, Vice Chairman; Schoesler, Vice Chairman; Linville, Ranking Minority Member; Anderson, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Cooper; Delvin; Koster; Mastin; Regala and Sump.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Chandler, Parlette, Linville, Anderson, Cooper, Delvin, Koster, Mastin, Regala, Schoesler and Sump.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

SB 5299            Prime Sponsor, Senator Swecker: Requiring that a petition of review be served upon local government. Reported by Committee on Government Reform & Land Use

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives Reams, Chairman; Cairnes, Vice Chairman; Sherstad, Vice Chairman; Romero, Ranking Minority Member; Lantz, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Bush; Fisher; Gardner; Mielke; Mulliken and Thompson.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Reams, Sherstad, Cairnes, Romero, Lantz, Bush, Fisher, Gardner, Mielke, Mulliken and Thompson.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

SB 5434            Prime Sponsor, Senator Stevens: Providing for designation of mineral resource lands. Reported by Committee on Government Reform & Land Use

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.


             On page 2, line 33, after "regulations." insert the following:

             "Reasonable notice of additions or amendments to comprehensive plans or development regulations shall be given to property owners and other affected and interested individuals. The county shall use either an existing reasonable notice provision already employed by the county or a new reasonable notice provision, including any of the following:

             (a) Notifying owners of real property, as shown by the records of the county assessor, located within three hundred feet of the boundaries of the proposed designation;

             (b) Publishing notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the county, city, or general area where the mineral resource deposits are located;

             (c) Notifying public or private groups with know interest in the proposed mineral resource designation; or

             (d) Placing notices in appropriate regional, neighborhood, or trade journals."

 

Signed by Representatives Reams, Chairman; Cairnes, Vice Chairman; Sherstad, Vice Chairman; Romero, Ranking Minority Member; Bush; Fisher; Mielke; Mulliken and Thompson.

 

MINORITY recommendation: Do not pass. Signed by Representatives Lantz, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; and Gardner.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Reams, Sherstad, Cairnes, Romero, Bush, Fisher, Mielke, Mulliken and Thompson.

             Voting Nay: Representatives Lantz and Gardner.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

SSB 5462          Prime Sponsor, Committee on Government Operations: Changing local government permit timeline provisions. Reported by Committee on Government Reform & Land Use

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives Reams, Chairman; Cairnes, Vice Chairman; Sherstad, Vice Chairman; Bush; Mielke; Mulliken and Thompson.

 

MINORITY recommendation: Do not pass. Signed by Representatives Romero, Ranking Minority Member; Lantz, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Fisher and Gardner.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Reams, Sherstad, Cairnes, Bush, Mielke, Mulliken and Thompson.

             Voting Nay: Representatives Romero, Lantz, Fisher and Gardner.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 28, 1997

SB 5517            Prime Sponsor, Senator Wood: Requiring one student member on each state institution of higher education's governing board. Reported by Committee on Higher Education

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives Carlson, Chairman; Radcliff, Vice Chairman; Mason, Ranking Minority Member; Kenney, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Butler; Dunn; O'Brien and Sheahan.

 

MINORITY recommendation: Without recommendation. Signed by Representative Van Luven.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Carlson, Radcliff, Mason, Kenney, Butler, Dunn, O'Brien, and Sheahan.

             Voting Nay: Representative Van Luven.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

SB 5530            Prime Sponsor, Senator Morton: Defining agriculture. Reported by Committee on Agriculture & Ecology

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.


             On page 2, after line 14, insert the following:

             "The term "agriculture" does not mean a farmer’s processing for sale or handling for sale a commodity or product grown or produced by a person other than the farmer or the farmer’s employees."

 

Signed by Representatives Chandler, Chairman; Parlette, Vice Chairman; Schoesler, Vice Chairman; Linville, Ranking Minority Member; Anderson, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Cooper; Delvin; Koster; Mastin; Regala and Sump.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Chandler, Parlette, Linville, Anderson, Cooper, Delvin, Koster, Mastin, Regala, Schoesler and Sump.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 28, 1997

SB 5551            Prime Sponsor, Senator Prince: Designating significant historic places. Reported by Committee on Government Administration

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives D. Sommers, Vice Chairman; Scott, Ranking Minority Member; Doumit; Dunn; Dunshee; Reams; Smith; L. Thomas; Wensman and Wolfe.


             Voting Yea: Representatives D. Sommers, Scott, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Smith, L. Thomas, Wensman and Wolfe.

             Excused: Representatives D. Schmidt, Gardner, Murray and Reams.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

SSB 5575          Prime Sponsor, Committee on Financial Institutions, Insurance & Housing: Regulating mortgage brokers. Reported by Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives L. Thomas, Chairman; Smith, Vice Chairman; Zellinsky, Vice Chairman; Wolfe, Ranking Minority Member; Grant, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Benson; Constantine; DeBolt; Keiser; Sullivan and Wensman.


             Voting Yea: Representatives L. Thomas, Smith, Zellinsky, Wolfe, Grant, Benson, Constantine, DeBolt, Keiser, Sullivan and Wensman.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

ESB 5590         Prime Sponsor, Senator Newhouse: Funding a biosolids management program. Reported by Committee on Agriculture & Ecology

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.


             On page 1, line 15, after "elements," insert "providing technical assistance"

 

Signed by Representatives Chandler, Chairman; Parlette, Vice Chairman; Schoesler, Vice Chairman; Linville, Ranking Minority Member; Anderson, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Cooper; Delvin; Koster; Mastin; Regala and Sump.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Chandler, Parlette, Linville, Anderson, Cooper, Delvin, Koster, Mastin, Regala, Schoesler and Sump.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

SB 5659            Prime Sponsor, Senator Morton: Regulating the beef commission. Reported by Committee on Agriculture & Ecology

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.


             On page 1, line 9, after "packer." strike all material through "nonvoting member." on line 10 and insert "If an otherwise voting member is elected as the chair of the commission, the member may, during the member’s term as chair of the commission, cast a vote as a member of the commission only to break a tie vote."

 

Signed by Representatives Chandler, Chairman; Parlette, Vice Chairman; Schoesler, Vice Chairman; Linville, Ranking Minority Member; Anderson, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Cooper; Delvin; Koster; Mastin; Regala and Sump.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Chandler, Parlette, Linville, Anderson, Cooper, Delvin, Koster, Mastin, Regala, Schoesler and Sump.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 28, 1997

SB 5743            Prime Sponsor, Senator Wood: Creating a leasehold excise tax exemption for organizations qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code that provide student housing. Reported by Committee on Higher Education

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives Carlson, Chairman; Radcliff, Vice Chairman; Mason, Ranking Minority Member; Kenney, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Butler; Dunn; O'Brien; Sheahan and Van Luven.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Carlson, Radcliff, Mason, Kenney, Butler, Dunn, O'Brien, Sheahan and Van Luven.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

ESB 5800         Prime Sponsor, Senator Hargrove: Changing the shoreline substantial development exemption for docks. Reported by Committee on Government Reform & Land Use

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives Reams, Chairman; Cairnes, Vice Chairman; Sherstad, Vice Chairman; Bush; Mielke; Mulliken and Thompson.

 

MINORITY recommendation: Do not pass. Signed by Representatives Romero, Ranking Minority Member; Lantz, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Fisher and Gardner.


             Voting Yea: Representatives Reams, Sherstad, Cairnes, Bush, Mielke, Mulliken and Thompson.

             Voting Nay: Representatives Romero, Lantz, Fisher and Gardner.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 27, 1997

SB 6007            Prime Sponsor, Senator Winsley: Eliminating the operating expenses limitation on mutual savings banks. Reported by Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Representatives L. Thomas, Chairman; Smith, Vice Chairman; Zellinsky, Vice Chairman; Wolfe, Ranking Minority Member; Grant, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Benson; Constantine; DeBolt; Keiser; Sullivan and Wensman.


             Voting Yea: Representatives L. Thomas, Smith, Zellinsky, Wolfe, Grant, Benson, Constantine, DeBolt, Keiser, Sullivan and Wensman.


             Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.


March 28, 1997

SSB 6062          Prime Sponsor, Committee on Ways & Means: Making appropriations for the fiscal biennium ending June 30, 1999. Reported by Committee on Appropriations

 

MAJORITY recommendation: Do pass as amended.


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) A budget is hereby adopted and, subject to the provisions set forth in the following sections, the several amounts specified in the following sections, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to accomplish the purposes designated, are hereby appropriated and authorized to be incurred for salaries, wages, and other expenses of the agencies and offices of the state and for other specified purposes for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 1997, and ending June 30, 1999, except as otherwise provided, out of the several funds of the state hereinafter named.

             (2) Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this act.

             (a) "Fiscal year 1998" or "FY 1998" means the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998.

             (b) "Fiscal year 1999" or "FY 1999" means the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999.

             (c) "FTE" means full time equivalent.

             (d) "Lapse" or "revert" means the amount shall return to an unappropriated status.

             (e) "Provided solely" means the specified amount may be spent only for the specified purpose. Unless otherwise specifically authorized in this act, any portion of an amount provided solely for a specified purpose which is unnecessary to fulfill the specified purpose shall lapse.


PART I

GENERAL GOVERNMENT


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 101. FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                24,216,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                25,637,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                49,853,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $75,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $75,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely for the independent operations of the legislative ethics board. Expenditure decisions of the board, including employment of staff, shall be independent of the senate and house of representatives.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 102. FOR THE SENATE

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                19,232,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                20,663,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                39,895,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $75,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $75,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely for the independent operations of the legislative ethics board. Expenditure decisions of the board, including employment of staff, shall be independent of the senate and house of representatives.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 103. FOR THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMITTEE

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,501,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,445,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,946,000

 

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

          (1) $80,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $20,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for a coordinated study of and recommendations for student financial aid and tuition policy. The study shall consider how tuition and financial aid policies might be formulated to maximize access to higher education services, promote equity in educational opportunity among households of varying income levels, and preserve a range of educational choices for students. The study shall include an evaluation of resources and benefits available to students to maximize state financial aid program funds. The committee shall complete the study and issue a report to the legislature by November 1, 1998.

          (2) $50,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 5071 (school district territory). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 104. FOR THE LEGISLATIVE EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM COMMITTEE

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,163,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,232,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,395,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 105. FOR THE OFFICE OF THE STATE ACTUARY

          Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,681,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 106. FOR THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE SYSTEMS COMMITTEE

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,430,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,430,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                10,860,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 107. FOR THE STATUTE LAW COMMITTEE

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,212,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,552,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,764,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 108. FOR THE SUPREME COURT

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,642,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,815,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  9,457,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 109. FOR THE LAW LIBRARY

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,769,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,783,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,552,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 110. FOR THE COURT OF APPEALS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                10,300,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                10,207,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                20,507,000

 

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

          (1) $271,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1999 appropriation is provided solely for an additional judge position and related support staff in division I, effective July 1, 1998.

          (2) $490,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation is provided solely for remodeling existing space in division I court facilities to house additional staff.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 111. FOR THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     652,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     652,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,304,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 112. FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE COURTS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                12,488,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                12,495,000

          Public Safety and Education Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                31,384,000

          Judicial Information Systems Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                16,159,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                72,526,000

 

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

          (1) Funding provided in the judicial information systems account appropriation shall be used for the operations and maintenance of technology systems that improve services provided by the supreme court, the court of appeals, the office of public defense, and the office of the administrator for the courts. $400,000 of the judicial information systems account appropriation is provided solely for the year 2000 date conversion.

          (2) $6,610,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the continuation of treatment alternatives to street crime (TASC) programs in Pierce, Snohomish, Clark, King, Spokane, and Yakima counties.

          (3) $125,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the workload associated with the increase in state cases filed in Thurston county superior court.

          (4) $223,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the gender and justice commission.

          (5) $308,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the minority and justice commission.

          (6) No moneys appropriated in this section may be expended by the administrator for the courts for payments in excess of fifty percent of the employer contribution on behalf of superior court judges for insurance and health care plans and federal social security and medicare and medical aid benefits. Consistent with Article IV, section 13 of the state Constitution and 1996 Attorney General's Opinion No. 2, it is the intent of the legislature that the cost of these employer contributions shall be shared equally between the state and the county or counties in which the judges serve. The administrator for the courts shall continue to implement procedures for the collection and disbursement of these employer contributions.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 113. FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENSE

Public Safety and Education Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,196,000

 

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

          (1) The cost of defending indigent offenders in death penalty cases has escalated significantly over the last four years. The office of public defense advisory committee shall analyze the current methods for reimbursing private attorneys and shall develop appropriate standards and criteria designed to control costs and still provide indigent defendants their constitutional right to representation at public expense. The office of public defense advisory committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the supreme court and the appropriate legislative committees by September 30, 1998.

          (2) $688,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to increase the reimbursement for private attorneys providing constitutionally mandated indigent defense in nondeath penalty cases.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 114. FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,052,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,968,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     188,000

          Water Quality Account Appropriation. . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     700,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                10,908,000

 

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

          (1) $1,618,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $1,520,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, $700,000 of the water quality account appropriation, and $188,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items PSAT-01 through PSAT-06.

          (2) $12,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $13,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided for the state law enforcement medal of honor committee for the purposes of recognizing qualified law enforcement officers as provided by chapter 41.72 RCW.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 115. FOR THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     254,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     255,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     509,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 116. FOR THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,434,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,183,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,617,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $306,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $72,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely for technology for customer service improvements.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 117. FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  7,847,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,740,000

          Archives & Records Management Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,330,000

          Archives & Records Management Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .     $                  2,261,000

          Department of Personnel Service Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     663,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                20,841,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following condition and limitation:

          (1) $99,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation is provided for the state's participation in the United States census voting district project.

          (2) $25,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $25,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to establish a data base on international education and foreign trade contacts.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 118. FOR THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     185,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     188,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     373,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 119. FOR THE COMMISSION ON ASIAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     200,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     201,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     401,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 120. FOR THE STATE TREASURER

          State Treasurer's Service Account Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                11,585,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 121. FOR THE STATE AUDITOR

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     428,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     428,000

          State Auditing Services Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                11,957,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                12,813,000

 

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

          (1) Audits of school districts by the division of municipal corporations shall include findings regarding the accuracy of: (a) Student enrollment data; and (b) the experience and education of the district's certified instructional staff, as reported to the superintendent of public instruction for allocation of state funding.

          (2) $398,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $399,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for staff and related costs to audit special education programs that exhibit unusual rates of growth, extraordinarily high costs, or other characteristics requiring attention of the state safety net committee. The auditor shall consult with the superintendent of public instruction regarding training and other staffing assistance needed to provide expertise to the audit staff.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 122. FOR THE CITIZENS' COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                         4,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       62,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       66,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 123. FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,798,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,735,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,248,000

          Public Safety and Education Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  1,300,000

          New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,094,000

          Legal Services Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              124,301,000

          Attorney General Salary Increase Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . .     $                     998,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              138,474,000

 

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

          (1) The attorney general shall report each fiscal year on actual legal services expenditures and actual attorney staffing levels for each agency receiving legal services. The report shall be submitted to the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the senate and house of representatives no later than ninety days after the end of each fiscal year.

          (2) The attorney general shall include, at a minimum, the following information with each bill sent to agencies receiving legal services: (a) The number of hours and cost of attorney services provided during the billing period; (b) cost of support staff services provided during the billing period; (c) attorney general overhead and central support costs charged to the agency for the billing period; (d) direct legal costs, such as filing and docket fees, charged to the agency for the billing period; and (e) other costs charged to the agency for the billing period. The attorney general may, with approval of the office of financial management change its billing system to meet the needs of its user agencies.

          (3) $998,000 of the attorney general salary increase revolving account appropriation is provided solely for salary increases for assistant attorneys general with legal experience of ten years or less.

          (4) $1,360,000 from the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $298,000 from the general fund fiscal year 1999 appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 1781 (supervised offender monitoring). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (5) $250,000 from the legal services revolving account appropriation is provided solely for legal services from the attorney general if the need results from the implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1938 (at-risk youth). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 124. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

          Securities Regulation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,458,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 125. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                57,338,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                56,316,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              147,864,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,903,000

          Public Safety and Education Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  6,381,000

          Drinking Water Assistance Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     852,000

          Public Works Assistance Account Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,223,000

          Building Code Council Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,318,000

          Administrative Contingency Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,776,000

          Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     923,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  2,639,000

          Manufactured Home Installation Training Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     250,000

          Washington Housing Trust Account Appropriation.                                                $                      7,999,000

          Public Facility Construction Loan Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . .    $                     515,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              293,297,000

 

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

          (1) $3,282,500 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $3,282,500 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for a contract with the Washington technology center. For work essential to the mission of the Washington technology center and conducted in partnership with universities, the center shall not pay any increased indirect rate nor increases in other indirect charges above the absolute amount paid during the 1995-97 biennium.

          (2) $155,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $155,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for a contract with the Washington manufacturing extension partnership.

          (3) $1,750,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $1,750,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely to implement sections 21 and 23 of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2244 (land use study commission recommendations). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (4) $2,400,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for fiscal year 1998 indigent civil legal representation services contracts and contracts administration. The amount provided in this subsection is contingent upon enactment of section 2 of House Bill No. 2276 (civil legal services for indigent persons). If section 2 of the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (5) $50,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $50,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely to implement Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1752 (developmental disabilities ombudsman). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, this subsection shall be null and void.

          (6) $117,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $105,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely to implement Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1032 (regulatory reform). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (7) $643,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $643,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted early childhood education assistance program providers. It is the legislature's intent that these amounts shall be used primarily to increase compensation for persons employed in direct, front-line service delivery.

          (8) $9,964,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for the drug control and system improvement formula grant program, to be distributed in state fiscal year 1998 as follows:

          (a) $3,603,250 to local units of governments to continue the multijurisdictional narcotics task forces;

          (b) $500,000 to the department to continue the state-wide drug prosecution assistance program in support of multijurisdictional narcotics task forces;

          (c) $1,306,075 to the Washington state patrol for coordination, investigative, and supervisory support to the multijurisdictional narcotics task forces and for methamphetamine education and response;

          (d) $240,000 to the department for grants to support tribal law enforcement needs;

          (e) $900,000 to drug courts in eastern and western Washington;

          (f) $300,000 to the department for grants to provide sentencing alternatives training programs to defenders;

          (g) $200,000 for grants to support substance-abuse treatment in county jails;

          (h) $517,075 to the department for legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence and for training of local law enforcement officers and prosecutors on domestic violence laws and procedures;

          (i) $903,000 to the department to continue youth violence prevention and intervention projects;

          (j) $91,000 for the governor's council on substance abuse;

          (k) $99,000 for program evaluation and monitoring;

          (l) $100,000 to the division of juvenile rehabilitation administration for early intervention and prevention programs;

          (m) $498,200 for development of a state-wide system to track criminal history records; and

          (n) Up to $706,400 to the department for grant administration and reporting.

          These amounts represent the maximum Byrne grant expenditure authority for each program. No program may expend Byrne grant funds in excess of the amounts provided in this section. If any moneys other than those appropriated in this section become available, whether from prior or current fiscal year Byrne grant distributions, the department shall hold these moneys in reserve and may not expend them without a specific appropriation. These moneys shall be carried forward and applied to the pool of moneys available for appropriation for programs and projects in the succeeding fiscal year.

          (9) $18,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $17,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely to continue studying the infrastructure, logistical, and informational needs for the region involving Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia to host the summer Olympic Games in the year 2004 or 2008. The amount provided in this subsection may be expended only to the extent that it is matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis by funds for the same purpose from nonstate sources.

          (10) $75,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $75,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely as a grant for the community connections program in Walla Walla county.

          (11) $300,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $300,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely to contract with the Washington state association of court-appointed special advocates/guardians ad litem (CASA/GAL) to establish pilot programs in three counties to recruit additional community volunteers to represent the interests of children in dependency proceedings. Of this amount, a maximum of $30,000 shall be used by the department to contract for an evaluation of the effectiveness of CASA/GAL in improving outcomes for dependent children. The evaluation shall address the cost-effectiveness of CASA/GAL and to the extent possible, identify savings in other programs of the state budget where the savings resulted from the efforts of the CASA/GAL volunteers. The department shall report to the governor and legislature by October 15, 1998.

          (12) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 is provided solely for state sponsorship of the "BIO 99" international biotechnology conference and exhibition in the Seattle area in 1999.

          (13) $821,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $821,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $1,101,000 of the administrative contingency account appropriation are provided solely for contracting with associate development organizations.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 126. FOR THE ECONOMIC AND REVENUE FORECAST COUNCIL

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     452,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     453,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     905,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 127. FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                10,333,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                10,054,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                23,331,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                43,718,000

 

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

          (1) $125,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $125,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 1698 (K-20 telecommunications network). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (2) $230,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $213,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely to implement Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1032 (regulatory reform). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 128. FOR THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

          Administrative Hearings Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                19,615,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 129. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

          Department of Personnel Service Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                16,498,000

          Higher Education Personnel Services Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  1,632,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                18,130,000

 

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

          (1) The department shall reduce its charge for personnel services to the lowest rate possible.

          (2) $32,000 of the department of personnel service fund appropriation is provided solely for the creation, printing, and distribution of the personal benefits statement for state employees.

          (3) The department of personnel service account appropriation contains sufficient funds to continue the employee exchange program with the Hyogo prefecture in Japan.

          (4) $500,000 of the department of personnel service account appropriation is provided solely for the career transition program to assist state employees who are separated or are at risk of lay-off due to reduction-in-force. Services shall include employee retraining and career counseling.

          (5) $800,000 of the department of personnel service account appropriation is provided solely for the human resource data warehouse to: Expand the type and amount of information available on the state-wide work force; and to provide the office of financial management, legislature, and state agencies with direct access to the data for policy and planning purposes. The department of personnel shall establish uniform reporting procedures by June 30, 1998, applicable to all state agencies and higher education institutions, for reporting data to the data warehouse. The department of personnel will report quarterly to the legislative fiscal committees, the information services board, and the office of information technology oversight of the department of information services on the following items: (a) The number of state agencies that have received access to the data warehouse; (b) the change in requests for downloads from the mainframe computer by agencies with access to the data warehouse; and (c) a summary of customer feedback from agencies with access to the data warehouse. Authority to expend this amount is conditioned on compliance with section 902 of this act.

          (6) The department of personnel has the authority to charge agencies for expenses associated with converting its payroll/personnel computer system to accommodate the year 2000 date change. Funding to cover these expenses shall be realized from the agency FICA savings associated with the pretax benefits contributions plan.

          (7) The department of personnel shall charge all administrative services costs incurred by the department of retirement systems for the deferred compensation program. The billings to the department of retirement systems shall be for actual costs only.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 130. FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE LOTTERY

          Industrial Insurance Premium Refund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                         9,000

          Lottery Administrative Account      Appropriation. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                19,970,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                19,979,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 131. FOR THE COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     199,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     208,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     407,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 132. FOR THE COMMISSION ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     170,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     168,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     338,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 133. FOR THE PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD

          Department of Personnel Service Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,539,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 134. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS--OPERATIONS

          Dependent Care Administrative Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     357,000

          Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . .     $                31,418,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                31,775,000

 

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

          (1) $1,373,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the information systems project known as the electronic document image management system. Authority to expend this amount is conditioned on compliance with section 902 of this act.

          (2) $1,259,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the information systems project known as the receivables management system. Authority to expend this amount is conditioned on compliance with section 902 of this act.

          (3) The department of retirement systems shall complete a study examining whether it would be cost-effective to contract out the administration functions for the dependent care assistance program and shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 15, 1997.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 135. FOR THE STATE INVESTMENT BOARD

          State Investment Board Expense Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                10,324,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 136. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                66,050,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                65,874,000

          Timber Tax Distribution Account Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,780,000

          Waste Reduction/Recycling/Litter Control Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     100,000

          State Toxics Control Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       67,000

          Solid Waste Management Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       92,000

          Oil Spill Administration Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       14,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              136,977,000

 

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

          (1) $1,540,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,710,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for senior citizen property tax deferral distribution.

          (2) $225,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $225,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1032 (regulatory reform). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (3) $71,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1283 (economic development programs). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (4) $200,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1327 (sales tax collection reimbursement). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (5) $53,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $53,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1346 (electricity use tax). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (6) $44,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely for implementation of House Bill No. 1689 (small business tax relief). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (7) $70,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely for implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 2080 (agriculture land classification). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (8) $304,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $226,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for implementation of Senate Bill No. 5835 (property tax limitation). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (9) Within the amounts appropriated in this section the department shall conduct a study identifying the impacts of exempting all shellfish species from the tax imposed on enhanced food fish under chapter 82.27 RCW. The study shall include an estimate of the fiscal impacts to state revenues as well as an examination of how such an exemption would impact shellfish-based industries and communities where shellfish-based industries are located. The department shall complete this study and report its findings to the legislature by December 1, 1997.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 137. FOR THE BOARD OF TAX APPEALS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     885,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     889,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,774,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 138. FOR THE MUNICIPAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,651,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,743,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,394,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 139. FOR THE OFFICE OF MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

          OMWBE Enterprises Account Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,369,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 140. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,277,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,278,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,403,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     400,000

          Motor Transport Account Appropriation. . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                14,122,000

          Air Pollution Control Account Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     391,000

          General Administration Facilities & Services Revolving Acct Appropriation. . . . .    $                22,326,000

          Central Stores Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,316,000

          Energy Efficiency Services Account Appropriation.                                                $                         180,000

          Risk Management Account Appropriation. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,328,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                48,021,000

 

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

          (1) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the purchase of food for distribution to the state's food bank network.

          (2) The World War II memorial shall be sited at the location selected by the World War II advisory committee: Immediately south of Columbia Street and 11th Avenue axial on the West Capital Campus.

          (3) The department shall adjust its agency billing rates for purposes of the liability account to reflect savings expected to occur from House Bill No. 1001 (interest on tort judgments). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, this subsection is null and void.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 141. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES

          Data Processing Revolving Account Appropriation.                                                $                      3,577,000

          K-20 Technology Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                37,728,000

          State Building Construction Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,300,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                47,605,000

 

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

          (1) The department shall expend up to $600,000 from the nonappropriated data processing revolving account to provide equipment and software enhancements to make the Washington information network kiosks accessible to people with visual and hearing disabilities.

          (2) The department shall provide a toll-free telephone number and operator service staff for the general public to call for information about state agencies. The department may provide such staff, equipment, and facilities as are necessary for this purpose. The director shall adopt rules to fix terms and charges for these services. All state agencies and the legislature shall participate in the information program and shall reimburse the department of information services in accordance with rules established by the director. The department shall also provide conference calling services for state and other public agencies on a fee-for-service basis.

          (3) $35,728,000 of the K-20 technology account appropriation shall be expended in accordance with the expenditures authorized by the K-20 telecommunications oversight and policy committee as modified by the provisions of Substitute House Bill No. 1698 (K-20 telecommunications network). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount in this subsection shall lapse.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 142. FOR THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     106,000

          Insurance Commissioners Regulatory Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                22,857,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                22,963,000

 

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

          (1) $532,000 of the insurance commissioner's regulatory account appropriation is provided solely for the expenditure of funds received under the consent order with the Prudential insurance company. These funds are provided solely for implementing the Prudential remediation and for examinations of the Prudential company.

          (2) $375,000 of the insurance commissioner's regulatory account appropriation is provided solely to implement Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1032 (regulatory reform). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (3) $164,000 of the insurance commissioner's regulatory account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 1387 (basic health plan benefits). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount in this subsection shall lapse.

          (4) $298,000 of the insurance commissioner's regulatory account appropriation is provided solely for technology improvements that will support the electronic filing of insurance rates and contracts and enable regulators and the industry to share information about licensed agents to protect the public from fraudulent sales practices.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 143. FOR THE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

          Certified Public Accountants' Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     981,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 144. FOR THE FORENSIC INVESTIGATION COUNCIL

          Death Investigations Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       12,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 145. FOR THE HORSE RACING COMMISSION

          Horse Racing Commission Account Appropriation                                                $                      4,835,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 146. FOR THE LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,728,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,367,000

          Liquor Control Board Construction & Maintenance Acct Appropriation. . . . . . . .     $                  9,787,000

          Liquor Revolving Account Appropriation. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              120,992,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              133,874,000

 

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

          (1) $1,250,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely for the agency information technology upgrade. This item is conditioned on satisfying the requirements of section 902 of this act, including the development of a project management plan, a project schedule, a project budget, a project agreement, and incremental funding based on completion of key milestones.

          (2) $1,728,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $1,367,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely for implementation of House Bill No. 2272 (cigarette and tobacco enforcement). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 147. FOR THE UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

          Public Service Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                24,441,000

          Public Service Revolving Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     292,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                24,733,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 148. FOR THE BOARD FOR VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS

          Volunteer Firefighters' Relief & Pension Administrative Acct Appropriation          $                         529,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 149. FOR THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  9,251,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  9,169,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                28,117,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     238,000

          Enhanced 911 Account Appropriation. . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                26,782,000

          Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                23,708,000

          Disaster Response Account--Federal Appropriation.                                                $                    93,829,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              191,094,000

 

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

          (1) $1,100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,015,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are appropriated to the disaster response account to pay for costs associated with FEMA approved natural disasters.

          (2) $23,708,000 of the disaster response account--state appropriation is provided solely for the state share of response and recovery costs associated with federal emergency management agency (FEMA) Disaster Number 1079 (November/December 1995 storms), FEMA Disaster 1100, (February 1996 floods), FEMA Disaster 1152 (November 1996 Ice Storm), FEMA Disaster 1159 (December 1996 Holiday Storm), and to assist local governmental entities with the match necessary to earn FEMA funds for the February 1996 floods.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 150. FOR THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,773,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,768,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,541,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 151. FOR THE GROWTH PLANNING HEARINGS BOARD

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,384,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 152. FOR THE STATE CONVENTION AND TRADE CENTER

          State Convention and Trade Center Operating Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . .    $                27,175,000


PART II

HUMAN SERVICES


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 201. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES. (1) Appropriations made in this act to the department of social and health services shall initially be allotted as required by this act. Subsequent allotment modifications shall not include transfers of moneys between sections of this act except as expressly provided in this act, nor shall allotment modifications permit moneys that are provided solely for a specified purpose to be used for other than that purpose.

          (2) The department of social and health services shall not initiate any services that will require expenditure of state general fund moneys unless expressly authorized in this act or other law. The department may seek, receive, and spend, under RCW 43.79.260 through 43.79.282, federal moneys not anticipated in this act as long as the federal funding does not require expenditure of state moneys for the program in excess of amounts anticipated in this act. If the department receives unanticipated unrestricted federal moneys, those moneys shall be spent for services authorized in this act or in any other legislation providing appropriation authority, and an equal amount of appropriated state general fund moneys shall lapse. Upon the lapsing of any moneys under this subsection, the office of financial management shall notify the legislative fiscal committees. As used in this subsection, "unrestricted federal moneys" includes block grants and other funds that federal law does not require to be spent on specifically defined projects or matched on a formula basis by state funds.

          (3) The appropriations in sections 202 through 213 of this act shall be expended for the programs and in the amounts listed in those sections.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 202. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES PROGRAM

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              184,043,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              189,960,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              240,120,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     400,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  7,086,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              621,609,000

 

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

          (1) $18,242,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $20,444,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for purposes consistent with the maintenance of effort requirements under the federal temporary assistance for needy families program established under P.L. 104-193.

          (2) $580,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $580,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for development and expansion of child care training requirements and optional training programs. The department shall adopt rules to require annual training in early childhood development of all directors, supervisors, and lead staff at child care facilities. Directors, supervisors, and lead staff at child care facilities include persons licensed as family child care providers, and persons employed at child care centers or school age child care centers. The department shall establish a program to fund scholarships and grants to assist persons in meeting these training requirements. The department shall also develop criteria for approving training programs and establish a system for tracking who has received the required level of training. In adopting rules, developing curricula, setting up systems and administering scholarship programs, the department shall consult with the child care coordinating committee and other community stakeholders.

          (3) The department shall provide a report to the legislature by November 1997 on the growth in additional rates paid to foster parents beyond the basic monthly rate. This report shall explain why exceptional, personal, and special rates are being paid for an increasing number of children and why the amount paid for these rates per child has risen in recent years. This report must also recommend methods by which the legislature may improve the current foster parent compensation system, allow for some method of controlling the growth in costs per case, and improve the department's and the legislature's ability to forecast the program's needs in future years.

          (4) $208,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $174,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1938 (at-risk youth). The amounts in this subsection are provided for attorney general billings associated with the defense of vendors of secure facility services and for the implementation of rules regarding income, resources, and exemptions to determine a parent's ability to pay for a child's treatment at a secure facility. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (5) $3,000,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation and $9,275,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to fund the provisions of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1864 (drug and alcohol-positive infants). Amounts in this subsection shall be used to intervene in those cases where the child is at-risk of an out-of-home placement due to the mother's use of illegal drugs or alcohol. The department shall contract for: (a) Additional drug treatment for mothers giving birth to drug addicted babies; (b) medically supervised drug withdrawal for drug addicted babies; and (c) additional out-of-home placements required for drug addicted babies. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (6) $2,200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $2,200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to fund continuum of care programs, street youth programs, and the provisions of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1862 (community-based alternative response system). Amounts provided in this subsection to implement Second Substitute House Bill No. 1862 must be used to serve families who are screened from the child protective services risk assessment process. Services shall be provided through contracts with community-based organizations. The department is encouraged to seek additional federal Title-IV A funding to implement the provisions of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1862. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (7) $594,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $556,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $290,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to fund the provisions of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2046 (foster parent liaison). The department shall establish a foster parent liaison in each department of social and health services region of the state and contract with a private provider to implement a recruitment and retention program for foster parents and adoptive families. The department shall provide a minimum of two hundred additional adoptive and foster home placements by June 30, 1998. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (8) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $854,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to contract for the operation of one pediatric interim care facility. The facility shall provide residential care for up to twelve children through two years of age. Seventy-five percent of the children served by the facility must be in need of special care as a result of substance abuse by their mothers. The facility also shall provide on-site training to biological, adoptive, or foster parents. The facility shall provide at least three months of consultation and support to parents accepting placement of children from the facility. The facility may recruit new and current foster and adoptive parents for infants served by the facility. The department shall not require case management as a condition of the contract.

          (9) $2,745,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $2,745,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $1,944,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the category of services titled "intensive family preservation services."


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 203. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--JUVENILE REHABILITATION PROGRAM

          (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                34,058,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                33,361,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                15,870,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     378,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  8,633,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                92,300,000

 

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

          (a) $2,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $2,350,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for an early intervention program to be administered at the county level. Moneys shall be awarded on a competitive basis to counties that have submitted a plan for implementation of an early intervention program consistent with proven methodologies currently in place in the state. The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall develop a timeline for awarding funding and shall assist counties in creating and submitting plans for evaluation.

          (b) $2,442,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement appropriation is provided solely to implement alcohol and substance abuse treatment for locally committed offenders. The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall award these moneys on a competitive basis to counties that have submitted a plan for the provision of treatment services approved by the division of alcohol and substance abuse. The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall develop criteria for evaluation of plans submitted and a timeline for awarding funding and shall assist counties in creating and submitting plans for evaluation. If Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill No. 3900 (juvenile code revisions) is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection (1)(b) shall lapse.

          (c) $4,488,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $4,923,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to reimburse counties for the impact of Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill No. 3900 (juvenile code revisions). The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall distribute these funds to counties as prescribed in the current consolidated juvenile services (CJS) formula. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection (1)(c) shall lapse.

          (d) $1,235,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $1,618,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation are appropriated to the county criminal justice assistance account solely for the implementation of section 6 of Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill No. 3900 (juvenile code revisions). If section 6 of the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection (1)(d) shall lapse. The amount provided in this subsection is intended to provide funding for county adult court and jail costs associated with the implementation of Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill No. 3900, and shall be distributed in accordance with RCW 82.14.310.

          (e) $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to reimburse counties for the cost of juvenile detention time imposed for contempt of court for truancy. The department shall provide reimbursement to the juvenile courts on a quarterly basis. Reimbursement shall be made to juvenile courts at the rate of $94 per day and in total shall not exceed the amounts provided in this section.

 

          (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                46,899,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                44,747,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     727,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                11,601,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              103,974,000

 

          The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $24,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $640,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $8,000 of the general fund--local appropriation are provided solely to implement the provisions of Substitute House Bill No. 1522 (criminal street gang activity). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, these amounts shall lapse.

 

          (3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,619,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,526,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     153,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     421,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,719,000

 

          The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: Within the amounts provided in this subsection, the juvenile rehabilitation administration (JRA) shall develop by January 1, 1998, a staffing model for noncustody functions at JRA institutions and work camps. The models should, whenever possible, reflect the most efficient practices currently being used within the system.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 204. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

          (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES/REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORKS

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              167,854,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              171,358,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              296,006,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,000,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              639,218,000

 

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

          (a) Regional support networks shall implement working agreements with the vocational rehabilitation program that will maximize the use of federal funding for vocational programs.

          (b) $277,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $555,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for performance incentives to the western Washington regional support networks in recognition of their successful efforts to reduce use of Western State Hospital. The regional support networks shall decide among themselves, in consultation with the department, how to most equitably and effectively distribute these amounts, either for additional community services, or to maintain capacity at the state hospital.

          (c) Within the general fund--state appropriations in this subsection, the secretary of social and health services shall ensure that regional support networks reimburse the aging and adult services program for the general fund--state cost of medicaid personal care services that enrolled regional support network consumers use because of their psychiatric disability.

          (d) $2,413,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $2,393,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $5,194,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to directly reimburse eligible providers for the medicaid share of mental health services provided to persons eligible for both medicaid and medicare. To be reimbursed, the service must be covered by and provided in accordance with the state medicaid plan.

          (e) At least thirty days prior to entering contracts that would capitate payments for voluntary psychiatric hospitalizations, the mental health division shall report the proposed capitation rates, and the assumptions and calculations by which they were established, to the budget and forecasting divisions of the office of financial management, the appropriations committee of the house of representatives, and the ways and means committee of the senate.

 

          (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                59,858,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                59,391,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              124,811,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                30,722,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              274,782,000

 

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

          (a) The state mental hospitals may use funds appropriated in this subsection to purchase goods and supplies through hospital group purchasing organizations, when it is cost-effective to do so.

          (b) The mental heath program at Western State Hospital shall continue to utilize labor provided by the Tacoma prerelease program of the department of corrections.

 

          (3) CIVIL COMMITMENT

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,423,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,082,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                11,505,000

 

          (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,826,000

 

          (5) PROGRAM SUPPORT

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,560,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,395,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,111,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  8,066,000

 

          The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $60,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely to increase the department's capacity to carry out legislative intent set forth in RCW 71.24.400 through 71.24.415. To facilitate this activity, the secretary will appoint an oversight committee of project stakeholders including representatives from: Service providers, mental health regional support networks, department's mental health division, department's division of alcohol and substance abuse, department's division of children and family services, and the department's medical assistance administration. The oversight group shall continue to seek ways to streamline service delivery as set forth in RCW 71.24.405 until at least July 1, 1998.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 205. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

          (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              144,916,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              147,599,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              199,227,000

          Health Services Account Appropriation. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,695,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              493,437,000

 

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

          (a) $1,695,000 of the health services account appropriation and the associated general fund--federal match are provided solely for the enrollment in the basic health plan of home care workers below 200 percent of the federal poverty level who are employed through state contracts. Enrollment in the basic health plan for home care workers with family incomes at or above 200 percent of poverty shall be covered with general fund--state and matching general fund--federal revenues that were identified by the department to have been previously appropriated for health benefits coverage, to the extent that these funds had not been contractually obligated for worker wage increases prior to March 1, 1996.

          (b) $365,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,543,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for employment, or other day activities and training programs, for young people who complete their high school curriculum in 1997 or 1998.

          (c) $23,663,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $25,865,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to deliver personal care services to an average of 6,650 children and adults in fiscal year 1998 and an average of 7,500 children and adults in fiscal year 1999. If the secretary of social and health services determines that either total expenditures or the average expenditure per recipient are likely to exceed these appropriated amounts, the secretary shall take action as required by RCW 74.09.520 to adjust functional eligibility standards and/or service levels sufficiently to maintain expenditures within appropriated levels. Such action may include the adoption of emergency rules and shall not be taken to the extent that projected over expenditures are offset by under expenditures elsewhere within the program's general fund--state appropriation.

          (d) $197,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $197,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to contract with Washington initiative for supported employment for the purpose of continuing the promotion of supported employment services for persons with disabilities.

 

          (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                63,670,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                62,893,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              142,480,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  9,729,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              278,772,000

 

          (3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,543,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,517,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,645,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,705,000

 

          (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                12,030,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 206. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--AGING AND ADULT SERVICES PROGRAM

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              394,384,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              421,620,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              886,754,000

          Health Services Account Appropriation. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,087,000

          Nursing Home Civil Penalties Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     454,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $           1,709,299,000

 

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

          (1) The entire health services account appropriation and the associated general fund--federal match are provided solely for the enrollment in the basic health plan of home care workers below 200 percent of the federal poverty level who are employed through state contracts. Enrollment in the basic health plan for home care workers with family incomes at or above 200 percent of poverty shall be covered with general fund--state and matching general fund--federal revenues that were identified by the department to have been previously appropriated for health benefits coverage, to the extent that these funds had not been contractually obligated for worker wage increases prior to March 1, 1996.

          (2)(a) The department shall establish a shadow case mix payment system to educate facilities about payment system alternatives. The department shall provide shadow rates beginning July 1, 1997, based on the following:

          (i) The direct care portion of the rate, usually called "nursing services," shall be set under a case mix methodology that classifies residents under the Resource Utilization Group III (RUG-III) Version 5.10 (or subsequent revision) 44 group index maximizing model based on the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Version 2.0.

          (ii) Payment to a facility shall be based on facility weighted average case mix data which provides one rate to a facility reflecting its mix of residents. For purposes of determining the facility's cost per case mix unit, the facility average case mix score will be based on the case mix of all residents. For purposes of determining the facility's payment rate, the facility average case mix score shall be based on the case mix of medicaid residents.

          (iii) The direct care rates shall be adjusted prospectively each quarter based on the facility's MDS 2.0 data from the quarter commencing six months preceding the rate effective date. For example, the MDSs for 1/1/97 - 3/31/97 shall be used to establish shadow rates for 7/1/97 - 9/30/97.

          (iv) Those costs which currently comprise nursing services as defined by chapter 74.46 RCW, excluding therapies, shall be included in the direct care component for case mix.

          (v) Data from 1994 cost reports (allowable and audited costs) shall be used to establish the shadow rates. The costs shall be inflated comparable to fiscal year 1998 payment rates, according to RCW 74.46.420.

          (vi) Separate prices, ceilings, and corridors shall be established for the peer groups of metropolitan statistical area and nonmetropolitan statistical area.

          (b) The following methods shall be used to establish the shadow case mix rates:

          (i) A pricing system in which payment to a facility shall be based on a price multiplied by each facility's medicaid case mix. The price, per peer group, shall be established at the median direct care cost per case mix unit.

          (ii) A cost-based system in which payment to a facility shall be the facility's allowable cost per case mix unit adjusted for case mix up to a ceiling. The ceiling, per peer group, shall be established at the median direct care cost per case mix unit.

          (iii) A pricing system in which payment to a facility shall be based on a price multiplied by each facility's medicaid case mix. The price shall be established based on an identification of a cost-effective benchmark facility meeting quality standards, and then adjusted to reflect differences in the nursing services costs between peer groups. The benchmark will be based on more than one facility.

          (c) The revised reimbursement system shall consider flat rates for the reimbursement of administrative, operational, and food costs. A fair market rent methodology shall be considered to reimburse for capital costs. When evaluating various fair market rent methodologies, the system shall consider ease of administration.

          (3) $1,277,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,277,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for operation of the volunteer chore program.

          (4) $111,261,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $124,539,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to deliver chore, COPES, and medicaid personal care services to an average of 25,900 persons in fiscal year 1998 and an average of 29,200 persons in fiscal year 1999. If the secretary of social and health services determines that either total expenditures or the average expenditure per recipient are likely to exceed these appropriated amounts, the secretary shall take action as required by RCW 74.09.520, 74.39A.120, and 74.09.530 to adjust functional eligibility standards and/or service levels sufficiently to maintain expenditures within appropriated levels. Such action may include the adoption of emergency rules.

          (5) A maximum of $2,259,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $2,422,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided to fund the medicaid share of any new prospective payment rate adjustments as may be necessary in accordance with RCW 74.46.460.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 207. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--ECONOMIC SERVICES PROGRAM

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              533,525,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              514,907,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              950,095,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $           1,998,527,000

 

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

          (1) General assistance-unemployable recipients who are assessed as needing alcohol or drug treatment shall be assigned a protective payee to prevent the diversion of cash assistance toward purchasing alcohol or other drugs.

          (2) The legislature finds that, with the passage of the federal personal responsibility and work opportunity act and Engrossed House Bill No. 3901, the temporary assistance for needy families is no longer an entitlement. The legislature declares that the currently appropriated level for the program is sufficient for the next few budget cycles. To the extent, however, that currently appropriated amounts exceed costs during the 1997-99 biennium, the legislature finds that these amounts may be of use in future biennia if the economy cannot absorb public assistance recipients into the workforce.

          $24,000,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for the provision of grants and work preparation and support services to eligible families during a state-wide economic downturn. These funds shall be held in reserve by the office of financial management until such time as the economic and revenue forecast council certifies to the director of financial management that the state is experiencing an economic downturn. For the purposes of this section, the economic and revenue forecast council, at its four times yearly meetings, shall determine whether the state is in an economic downturn and shall certify to the director of financial management whether the funds provided in this section may be approved for allotment. The economic and revenue forecast council shall only perform this function if the funds provided in this section have not lapsed or been expended.

          If section 323 of Engrossed House Bill No. 3901 is not enacted into law by June 30, 1997, the amount appropriated in this subsection shall lapse.

          (3) $485,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation, $3,186,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation, and $3,168,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to continue to implement the previously competitively procured electronic benefits transfer system through the Western States EBT Alliance for distribution of cash grants and food stamps so as to meet the requirements of P.L. 104-193.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 208. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                14,317,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                14,179,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                82,209,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     630,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                67,247,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              178,582,000

 

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

          (1) $2,062,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation and $7,482,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely for the grant programs for school districts and educational service districts set forth in RCW 28A.170.080 through 28A.170.100, including state support activities, as administered through the office of the superintendent of public instruction.

          (2) $1,902,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation, $1,902,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation, and $1,592,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for alcohol and substance abuse assessment, treatment, including treatment for drug-affected infants and toddlers, and child care services for clients of the division of children and family services. Assessment shall be provided by approved chemical dependency treatment programs as requested by child protective services personnel in the division of children and family services. Child care shall be provided as deemed necessary by the division of children and family services while parents requiring alcohol and substance abuse treatment are attending treatment programs.

          (3) $1,360,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation and $1,712,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the birth to three program at the University of Washington to provide services in four sites. The program shall coordinate with the department of health to operate a pilot program at one site that uses the service delivery model described by Substitute House Bill No. 1616 (maternity care access) and that works with clients served by the first steps program.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 209. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              683,904,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              686,555,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $           2,035,273,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              223,900,000

          Health Services Account Appropriation. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              253,004,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $           3,882,636,000

 

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

          (1) The department shall continue to make use of the special eligibility category created for children through age 18 and in households with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level made eligible for medicaid as of July 1, 1994.

          (2) It is the intent of the legislature that Harborview medical center continue to be an economically viable component of the health care system and that the state's financial interest in Harborview medical center be recognized. Funding is provided in this section to ensure continuation of Harborview's contributions in the state's health care system.

          (3) Funding is provided in this section for the adult dental program for Title XIX categorically eligible and medically needy persons.

          (4) $1,622,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,622,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for treatment of low-income kidney dialysis patients.

          (5) The department shall employ the managed care contracting and negotiation strategies defined in House Bill No. 1161 (medical assistance managed) to assure that the average per-recipient cost of managed care services for the TANF, expansion, and supplemental security income populations increases by no more than two percent per year in calendar years 1998 and 1999.

          (6) The department shall seek federal approval to require adult medicaid recipients who are not elderly or disabled to contribute ten dollars per month toward the cost of their medical assistance coverage. The department shall report on the progress of this effort to the house of representatives and senate health care and fiscal committees by September 1 and November 15, 1997.

          (7) $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $160,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the prenatal triage clearinghouse to provide access and outreach to reduce infant mortality.

          (8) $338,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $335,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to increase rates paid for air ambulance services.

          (9) $5,350,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $5,350,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 and $4,138,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for trauma care services provided to medically indigent and general assistance clients who have an index of severity score of 16 or higher. Such compensation is to be provided at the medicaid rate or through a direct payment to government hospitals. To be eligible for this higher compensation, a trauma center must be designated a Level I through V trauma center.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 210. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  8,649,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  8,585,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                79,512,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,904,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                99,650,000

 

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

          (1) The division of vocational rehabilitation shall negotiate cooperative interagency agreements with local organizations, including higher education institutions, mental health regional support networks, and county developmental disabilities programs, to improve and expand employment opportunities for people with severe disabilities served by those local agencies.

          (2) $363,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $506,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $3,208,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for vocational rehabilitation services for individuals enrolled for services with the developmental disabilities program who complete their high school curriculum in 1997 or 1998.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 211. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORTING SERVICES PROGRAM

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                25,148,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                24,874,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                41,760,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     270,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                92,052,000

 

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

          (1) The secretary of social and health services and the director of labor and industries shall report to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature by July 1, 1997, and every six months thereafter during the 1997-99 fiscal biennium, on the measurable changes in employee injury and time-loss rates that have occurred in the state developmental disabilities, juvenile rehabilitation, and mental health institutions as a result of the upfront loss-control discount agreement between the agencies.

          (2) $336,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $289,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $337,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1032 (regulatory reform). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (3) The department shall not expend any funding for staffing or publication of the sexual minority initiative.

          (4) $60,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely for a welfare fraud pilot program as described by House Bill No. 1822 (welfare fraud investigation).


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 212. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--CHILD SUPPORT PROGRAM

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                21,078,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                20,763,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              145,434,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                33,207,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              220,482,000

 

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

          (1) The department shall contract with private collection agencies to pursue collection of TANF child support arrearages in cases that might otherwise consume a disproportionate share of the department's collection efforts. The department's child support collection staff shall determine which cases are appropriate for referral to private collection agencies. In determining appropriate contract provisions, the department shall consult with other states that have successfully contracted with private collection agencies to the extent allowed by federal support enforcement regulations.

          (2) The department shall request a waiver from federal support enforcement regulations to replace the current program audit criteria, which is process-based, with performance measures based on program outcomes.

          (3) The amounts appropriated in this section for child support legal services shall only be expended by means of contracts with local prosecutor's offices.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 213. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--PAYMENTS TO OTHER AGENCIES PROGRAM

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                47,637,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                47,717,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                54,506,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  2,215,000

          Health Services Account Appropriation. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,669,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              153,744,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $22,879,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $22,820,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, $35,431,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, $2,215,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account, and $1,669,000 of the health services account are provided solely to increase the rates of contracted service providers. The department need not provide all vendors with the same percentage rate increase. Rather, the department is encouraged to use these funds to help assure an adequate supply of qualified vendors. Vendors providing services in markets where recruitment and retention of qualified providers is a problem may receive larger rate increases than other vendors. It is the legislature's intent that these amounts shall be used primarily to increase compensation for persons employed in direct, front-line service delivery. Any rate increases granted as a result of this section must be implemented so that the carry-forward costs into the 1999-01 biennium do not exceed the amounts provided in this subsection. Within thirty days of granting a vendor rate increase under this section, the department shall report the following information to the fiscal committees of the legislature: (1) The amounts and effective dates of any increases granted; (2) the process and criteria used to determine the increases; and (3) any data used in that process.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 214. FOR THE STATE HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,409,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,410,000

          State Health Care Authority Administration Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                14,727,000

          Health Services Account Appropriation. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              294,301,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              315,847,000

 

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

          (1) The general fund--state appropriations and $5,814,000 of the health services account appropriation are provided solely for health care services provided through local community clinics.

          (2) The health care authority shall use competitive contracting strategies, increase copay requirements, adjust state subsidy levels, and take other actions it deems necessary to assure that the funds appropriated in this section are sufficient to subsidize basic health plan enrollment for a monthly average of 132,500 persons during fiscal years 1998 and 1999.

          (3) The health care authority shall ensure that all persons who are eligible for the medical assistance program, pursuant to chapter 74.09 RCW, are fully enrolled in that program prior to coverage by the basic health plan.

          (4) Within funds appropriated in this section and sections 205 and 206 of this act, the health care authority shall continue to provide an enhanced basic health plan subsidy option for foster parents licensed under chapter 74.15 RCW and workers in state-funded homecare programs. Under this enhanced subsidy option, foster parents and homecare workers with family incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level shall be allowed to enroll in the basic health plan at a cost of ten dollars per covered worker per month.

          (5) The health care authority shall require organizations and individuals that are paid to deliver basic health plan services to contribute a minimum of fifty dollars per enrollee per month if the organization or individual chooses to sponsor an individual's enrollment in the subsidized basic health plan.

          (6) Funding provided in this section is sufficient to implement Second Substitute House Bill No. 1714 (basic health plan eligibility). If the bill is enacted by June 30, 1997, the health care authority shall include in its monthly reports the number of new enrollees made eligible by this legislation.

          (7) $150,000 of the health services account appropriation is provided solely to implement the provisions of Substitute House Bill No. 1805 (health care savings accounts). If this bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (8) The health care authority shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1, 1997, on the number of basic health plan enrollees who are illegal aliens, but are not resident citizens, legal aliens, legal refugees, or legal asylees.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 215. FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,023,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,039,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,446,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     260,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,768,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 216. FOR THE BOARD OF INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE APPEALS

          Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       20,000

          Accident Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                10,787,000

          Medical Aid Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                10,789,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                21,596,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 217. FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     100,000

          Death Investigations Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       38,000

          Public Safety and Education Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                13,474,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     346,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                13,958,000

 

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

          (1) $80,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to continue the study of law enforcement and corrections training begun in 1996. Specific elements to be addressed in the study include: (a) The feasibility and the rationale for increasing basic law enforcement training from 440 to 600 hours; (b) the feasibility and rationale for creating a certification process for law enforcement officers; (c) the feasibility and rationale for expanding the correctional officers academy; (d) the feasibility and rationale for expanding the juvenile service workers academy and/or the adult services academy; and (e) any other items considered relevant by the commission. Any recommendations made shall include a plan and timeline for how they would be implemented. The board on correctional training standards and education and the board on law enforcement training standards and education shall be actively involved in the study effort. Copies of the study shall be provided to the chairs of the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature and the director of the office of financial management by October 1, 1997.

          (2) $50,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to prepare a cost and fee study of the current and proposed criminal justice course offerings. The analysis shall identify total costs and major cost components for: (a) Any current training classes that are considered mandatory; and (b) any proposed or modified training courses that are considered mandatory. Mandatory classes include, but are not limited to, the following: Basic law enforcement academy, correction officers academy, supervisory and management training of law enforcement officers, supervisory and management training of correctional officers, juvenile service workers academy, and the adult service academy. The study shall also recommend a methodology for estimating the future demand for these classes. The study shall also estimate the cost of implementing any recommendations made pursuant to subsection (1) of this section. The study shall be conducted by a private sector consultant selected by the office of financial management in consultation with the executive director of the criminal justice training commission. Copies of the study shall be provided to the chairs of the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature and the director of financial management by January 1, 1998.

          (3) $92,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the purpose of training law enforcement managers and supervisors.

          (4) $80,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to implement the provisions of Substitute House Bill No. 1423 (criminal justice training commission). If this bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount in this subsection shall lapse.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 218. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,883,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,910,000

          Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                16,246,000

          Public Safety and Education Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  6,002,000

          Public Safety and Education Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  2,014,000

          Electrical License Account Appropriation. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                22,665,000

          Farm Labor Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       28,000

          Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,187,000

          Public Works Administration Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,975,000

          Accident Account--State Appropriation. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              147,785,000

          Accident Account--Federal Appropriation. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  9,112,000

          Medical Aid Account--State Appropriation.. . . . . . .                                                $                  156,873,000

          Medical Aid Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,592,000

          Plumbing Certificate Account Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     846,000

          Pressure Systems Safety Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,106,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              383,224,000

 

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

          (1) Expenditures of funds appropriated in this section for the information systems projects identified in agency budget requests as "claims service delivery", "electrical permitting and inspection system", and "credentialing information system" are conditioned upon compliance with section 902 of this act. In addition, funds for the "claims service delivery" project shall not be released until the required components of a feasibility study are completed and approved by the department of information services.

          (2) Pursuant to RCW 7.68.015, the department shall operate the crime victims' compensation program within the public safety and education account funds appropriated in this section. In the event that cost containment measures are necessary, the department may (a) institute copayments for services; (b) develop preferred provider and managed care contracts; (c) coordinate with the department of social and health services to use the public safety and education account as matching funds for federal Title XIX reimbursement, to the extent this maximizes total funds available for services to crime victims.

          (3) $54,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $54,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for an interagency agreement to reimburse the board of industrial insurance appeals for crime victims' appeals.

          (4) The secretary of social and health services and the director of labor and industries shall continue to work on the measurable changes in employee injury and time-loss rates that have occurred in the state developmental disabilities, juvenile rehabilitation, and mental health institutions as a result of the upfront loss-control discount agreement between the agencies.

          (5) The expenditures of the elevator, factory assembled structures, and contractors' registration and compliance programs may not exceed the revenues generated by these programs.

          (6) $78,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation, $62,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1999 appropriation, $123,000 of the electrical license account appropriation, $482,000 of the accident account appropriation, and $520,000 of the medical aid account appropriation are provided solely to implement Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1032 (regulatory reform). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (7) $300,000 of the accident account appropriation and $300,000 of the medical aid account appropriation are provided solely to implement Second Substitute House Bill No. 2041 (workers' compensation failure to pay). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 219. FOR THE INDETERMINATE SENTENCE REVIEW BOARD

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,145,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     926,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,071,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $936,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 is provided solely to implement House Bill No. 1646 (indeterminate sentence review) or Senate Bill No. 5410 (indeterminate sentence review board). If neither of these bills is enacted by June 30, 1997, this amount shall lapse.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 220. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

          (1) HEADQUARTERS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,368,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,338,000

          Industrial Insurance Premium Refund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                       80,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,786,000

 

          The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $25,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely to accomplish tasks associated with the construction of the World War II veterans memorial located on the state capitol campus. These funds shall be used only after consultation with the World War II memorial advisory committee.

 

          (2) FIELD SERVICES

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,418,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,420,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       26,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       85,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,949,000

 

          (3) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,101,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,369,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                19,556,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                14,583,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                45,609,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 221. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                50,641,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                54,205,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              259,260,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                24,290,000

          Hospital Commission Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,089,000

          Medical Disciplinary Account Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,969,000

          Health Professions Account Appropriation.. . . . . . .                                                $                    32,702,000

          Safe Drinking Water Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,495,000

          Waterworks Operator Certification Appropriation. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     588,000

          Drinking Water Assistance Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  4,533,000

          Water Quality Account Appropriation. . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,066,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     469,000

          State Toxics Control Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,855,000

          Medical Test Site Licensure Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,624,000

          Youth Tobacco Prevention Account Appropriation                                                $                      1,812,000

          Health Services Account Appropriation. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                30,281,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              475,879,000

 

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

          (1) $2,134,000 of the medical disciplinary account appropriation is provided solely for the development and implementation of a licensing and disciplinary management system. Expenditures are conditioned upon compliance with section 902 of this act. These funds shall not be expended without appropriate project approval by the department of information systems.

          (2) Funding provided in this section for the drinking water program data management system shall not be expended without appropriate project approval by the department of information systems. Expenditures are conditioned upon compliance with section 902 of this act.

          (3) $1,633,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,634,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items DOH-01, DOH-02, DOH-03, DOH-04, DOH-05, DOH-06, DOH-07, DOH-08, DOH-09, DOH-10, DOH-11, and DOH-12.

          (4) Amounts provided in this section are sufficient to operate the AIDS prescription drug program. To operate the program within the appropriated amount, the department shall limit new enrollments, manage access to the most expensive drug regimens, establish waiting lists and priority rankings, assist clients in accessing drug assistance programs sponsored by drug manufacturers, or pursue other means of managing expenditures by the program.

          (5) $512,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $449,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, $136,000 of the general fund--local appropriation, and $581,000 of the health professions account appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1032 (regulatory reform). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this section shall lapse.

          (6) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1191 (mandated health benefit review). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this section shall lapse.

          (7) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the volunteer retired provider program. Funds shall be used to increase children's access to dental care services in rural and underserved communities by paying malpractice insurance and professional licensing fees for retired dentists participating in the program.

          (8) The department shall work with the birth to three program at the University of Washington to provide coordinated and enhanced services to first steps clients at a site of the birth to three program.

          (9) $304,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $304,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $188,000 of the general fund--local appropriation are provided solely for assuring the quality of trauma center care and a study of the impact of trauma system designation on quality of trauma care in Washington.

          (10) $525,000 of the health services account appropriation and $300,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for an abstinence education program which complies with P.L. 104-193. $400,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for abstinence education projects at the office of the superintendent of public instruction and shall be transferred to the office of the superintendent of public instruction for the 1998-99 school year. The department shall apply for abstinence education funds made available by the federal personal responsibility and work opportunity act of 1996 and implement a program that complies with the requirements of that act.

          (11) $4,150,000 of the health services account appropriation is provided solely for the Washington poison center.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 222. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

          (1) ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAM SUPPORT

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                13,739,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                13,755,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                27,494,000

 

          The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The department may expend funds generated by contractual agreements entered into for mitigation of severe overcrowding in local jails. If any funds are generated in excess of actual costs, they shall be deposited in the state general fund. Expenditures shall not exceed revenue generated by such agreements and shall be treated as recovery of costs.

 

          (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              287,665,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              306,775,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                18,097,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  1,614,000

          Industrial Insurance Premium Rebate Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     673,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              614,824,000

 

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

          (a) The department shall provide funding for the pet partnership program at the Washington Corrections Center for Women at a level at least equal to that provided in the 1995-97 biennium.

          (b) $296,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $297,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted education providers. It is the legislature's intent that these amounts shall be used primarily to increase compensation for persons employed in direct, front-line service delivery.

          (c) The department of corrections shall accomplish personnel reductions with the least possible impact on correctional custody staff, community custody staff, and correctional industries. For the purposes of this subsection, correctional custody staff means employees responsible for the direct supervision of offenders.

          (d) $827,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $9,495,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to implement Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill No. 3900 (juvenile code revisions). If section 6 of the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection (2)(d) shall lapse.

          (e) $357,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,142,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to implement the provisions of Substitute House Bill No. 1522 (criminal street gang activity). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection (2)(e) shall lapse.

 

          (3) COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                88,938,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                90,654,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              179,592,000

 

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

          (a) $467,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $505,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted education providers and contracted work release facilities. It is the legislature's intent that these amounts shall be used primarily to increase compensation for persons employed in direct, front-line service delivery.

          (b) The department of corrections shall accomplish personnel reductions with the least possible impact on correctional custody staff, community custody staff, and correctional industries. For the purposes of this subsection, correctional custody staff means employees responsible for the direct supervision of offenders.

          (c) $27,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $345,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to implement Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill No. 3900 (juvenile code revisions). If section 6 of the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection (3)(c) shall lapse.

 

          (4) CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,892,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,892,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  7,784,000

 

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

          (a) $50,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $50,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the correctional industries board of directors to hire one staff person, responsible directly to the board, to assist the board in fulfilling its duties.

          (b) $100,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $100,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for transfer to the jail industries board. The board shall use the amounts specified in this subsection only for administrative expenses, equipment purchases, and technical assistance associated with advising cities and counties in developing, promoting, and implementing consistent, safe, and efficient offender work programs.

 

          (5) INTERAGENCY PAYMENTS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,945,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,444,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                13,389,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 223. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,358,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,401,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                10,464,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       80,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                13,303,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 224. FOR THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES COMMISSION

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     714,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     713,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                $1,427,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 225. FOR THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              173,613,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                24,861,000

          Unemployment Compensation Administration Account--Federal App. . . . . . . . . .     $              182,628,000

          Administrative Contingency Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                12,465,000

          Employment Service Administrative Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                13,176,000

          Employment and Training Trust Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     150,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              406,893,000

 

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

          (1) Expenditures of funds appropriated in this section for the information systems projects identified in agency budget requests as "claims and adjudication call centers", "data/wage quality initiative", and "one stop information connectivity" are conditioned upon compliance with section 902 of this act.

          (2) $220,000 of the unemployment compensation administration account--federal appropriation is provided solely to implement Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1032 (regulatory reform). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (3) $1,126,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for the continuation of job placement centers colocated on community and technical college campuses.

          (4) The employment security department shall spend no more than $25,049,511 of the unemployment compensation administration account--federal appropriation for the general unemployment insurance development effort (GUIDE) project, except that the department may exceed this amount by up to $2,600,000 to offset the cost associated with any vendor caused delay. The additional spending authority is contingent upon the department fully recovering these moneys from any project vendors failing to perform in full. Authority to spend this amount is conditioned on compliance with section 902 of this act.


PART III

NATURAL RESOURCES


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 301. FOR THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE COMMISSION

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     213,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     222,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     435,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     870,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following condition and limitation: $120,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $120,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $240,000 of the general fund--local appropriation are provided solely for each Columbia river gorge county to receive an $80,000 grant for the purposes of implementing the scenic area management plan. If a Columbia river gorge county has not adopted an ordinance to implement the scenic area management plan in accordance with the national scenic area act (P.L. 99-663) then the grant funds for that county may be used by the commission to implement the plan for that county.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 302. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                27,540,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                27,542,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                45,698,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     623,000

          Special Grass Seed Burning Research Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       42,000

          Reclamation Revolving Account Appropriation. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,441,000

          Flood Control Assistance Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,000,000

          State Emergency Water Projects Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     319,000

          Waste Reduction/Recycling/Litter Control Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                10,332,000

          State and Local Improvements Revolving Account

                            (Waste Facilities) Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     101,000

          State and Local Improvements Revolving Account

                            (Water Supply Facilities) Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,366,000

          Basic Data Account Appropriation.. . . . . . .. . . . . . .                                                $                         182,000

          Vehicle Tire Recycling Account Appropriation. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,194,000

          Water Quality Account Appropriation. . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,181,000

          Wood Stove Education and Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  1,055,000

          Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     469,000

          State Toxics Control Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                52,765,000

          Local Toxics Control Account Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,342,000

          Water Quality Permit Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                20,538,000

          Underground Storage Tank Account Appropriation.                                                $                      2,443,000

          Solid Waste Management Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,021,000

          Hazardous Waste Assistance Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  3,615,000

          Air Pollution Control Account Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                16,278,000

          Oil Spill Administration Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,976,000

          Air Operating Permit Account Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,134,000

          Freshwater Aquatic Weeds Account Appropriation.                                                $                      1,829,000

          Oil Spill Response Account Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  7,078,000

          Metals Mining Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       42,000

          Water Pollution Control Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     190,000

          Water Pollution Control Revolving Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,726,000

          Biosolids Permit Account Appropriation. . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     567,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              249,629,000

 

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

          (1) $3,211,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $3,211,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, $394,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, $2,715,000 of the oil spill administration account, $819,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation, and $3,591,000 of the water quality permit fee account are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items DOE-01, DOE-02, DOE-03, DOE-04, DOE-05, DOE-06, DOE-07, DOE-08, and DOE-09. Within the appropriations provided in this subsection the department shall implement Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2186 (critical functions within WRIA).

          (2) $2,000,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided solely for the following purposes:

          (a) To conduct remedial actions for sites for which there are no potentially liable persons, for which potentially liable persons cannot be found, or for which potentially liable persons are unable to pay for remedial actions; and

          (b) To provide funding to assist potentially liable persons under RCW 70.105D.070(2)(d)(xi) to pay for the cost of the remedial actions; and

          (c) To conduct remedial actions for sites for which potentially liable persons have refused to conduct remedial actions required by the department; and

          (d) To contract for services as necessary to support remedial actions.

          (3) $1,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,900,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the processing of water right permit applications, continued implementation of water resources data management systems, and providing technical and data support to local watershed planning efforts in accordance with Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2054 (water resource management). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (4) $3,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $3,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are appropriated for grants to local WRIA planning units established in accordance with Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2054 (water resource management). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse. In providing the grants to local WRIA planning groups, the department may fund up to twenty-four water resource inventory areas assuming the initial grant level is fifty percent of the maximum authorized.

          (5) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1111 (water rights). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (6) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1118 (reopening a water rights claim filing period). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (7) $3,600,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $3,600,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the auto emissions inspection and maintenance program. Expenditures of the amounts provided in this subsection are contingent upon a like amount being deposited in the general fund from the auto emission inspection fees in accordance with RCW 70.120.170(4).

          (8) $170,000 of the oil spill administration account appropriation is provided solely for a contract with the University of Washington's Sea Grant program in order to develop an educational program that targets small spills from commercial fishing vessels, ferries, cruise ships, ports, and marinas.

          (9) The merger of the office of marine safety into the department of ecology shall be accomplished in a manner that will maintain a priority focus on oil spill prevention, as well as maintain a strong oil spill response capability. The merged program shall be established to provide a high level of visibility and ensure that there shall not be a diminution of the existing level of effort from the merged programs.

          (10) $86,000 of the air operating permit account appropriation, $86,000 of the water quality permit account appropriation, and $86,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1866 (environmental excellence). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. In implementing the bill the department shall organize the needed expertise to process environmental excellence applications after an application has been received.

          (11) $121,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $77,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, $138,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, $164,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation, $64,000 of the water quality permit account appropriation, $54,000 of the air pollution control account appropriation, $33,000 of the flood control assistance account appropriation, $18,000 of the waste reduction/recycling/litter control account appropriation, $18,000 of the oil spill administration account appropriation, $15,000 of the water quality account appropriation, and $15,000 of the air operating permit account appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1032 (regulatory reform). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (12) $200,000 of the freshwater aquatic weeds account appropriation is provided solely to address saltcedar weed problems.

          (13) $352,000 of the waste reduction/recycling/litter control account appropriation is provided solely for an interagency reimbursement contract with the department of corrections to hire correctional work crews to remove litter in areas that are not accessible to youth crews.

          (14) The entire biosolids permit account appropriation is provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1613 (biosolids management). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the entire appropriation is null and void.

          (15) Within the amounts provided in this section, the department shall implement Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1354 (air pollution control).

          (16) $29,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $99,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1985 (landscape management plans). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (17) $60,000 of the freshwater aquatic weeds account appropriation is provided solely for a grant to the department of fish and wildlife to control and eradicate purple loosestrife using the most cost-effective methods available, including chemical control where appropriate.

          (18) A maximum of $250,000 of the flood control assistance account is provided to implement the Skokomish valley flood reduction plan. The amount provided in this subsection shall be reduced by the amount expended from this account for the Skokomish valley flood reduction plan during the biennium ending June 30, 1997.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 303. FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                20,927,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                20,656,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,428,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       59,000

          Winter Recreation Program Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     759,000

          Off Road Vehicle Account Appropriation. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     251,000

          Snowmobile Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,290,000

          Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     321,000

          Public Safety and Education Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                       48,000

          Industrial Insurance Premium Refund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                       10,000

          Waste Reduction/Recycling/Litter Control Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                       34,000

          Water Trail Program Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       14,000

          Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                24,278,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .             $72,075,000

 

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

          (1) $189,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action items P&RC-01 and P&RC-03.

          (2) $45,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely for a feasibility study of a public/private effort to establish a reserve for recreation and environmental studies in southwest Kitsap county.

          (3) Within the funds provided in this section, the state parks and recreation commission shall provide to the legislature a status report on implementation of the recommendations contained in the 1994 study on the restructuring of Washington state parks. This status report shall include an evaluation of the campsite reservation system including the identification of any incremental changes in revenues associated with implementation of the system and a progress report on other enterprise activities being undertaken by the commission. The report may also include recommendations on other revenue generating options. In preparing the report the commission is encouraged to work with interested parties to develop a long-term strategy to support the park system. The commission shall provide this report by December 1, 1997.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 304. FOR THE INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION

          Firearms Range Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       46,000

          Recreation Resources Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,356,000

          NOVA Program Account Appropriation. . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     590,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,992,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: Any proceeds from the sale of the PRISM software system shall be deposited into the recreation resources account.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 305. FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEARINGS OFFICE

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     780,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     774,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,554,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $4,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $4,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 5119 (forest practices appeals board). If this bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, $4,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $4,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 shall lapse.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 306. FOR THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     838,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     840,000

          Water Quality Account Appropriation. . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     440,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,118,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $181,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $181,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $130,000 of the water quality account appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action item CC-01.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 307. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                35,599,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                36,098,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                73,015,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                26,758,000

          Off Road Vehicle Account Appropriation. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     488,000

          Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  5,493,000

          Public Safety and Education Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     590,000

          Industrial Insurance Premium Refund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     120,000

          Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Appropriation.                                                $                      2,231,000

          Warm Water Game Fish Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,669,000

          Wildlife Account Appropriation. . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                53,338,000

          Game Special Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  1,911,000

          Game Special Wildlife Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                10,844,000

          Game Special Wildlife Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     350,000

          Oil Spill Administration Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     843,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              250,347,000

 

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

          (1) $1,181,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,181,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action items DFW-01, DFW-03, DFW-04, and DFW-8 through DFW-15.

          (2) $188,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $155,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for a maintenance and inspection program for department-owned dams. The department shall submit a report to the governor and the appropriate legislative committees by October 1, 1998, on the status of department owned dams. This report shall provide a recommendation, including a cost estimate, on whether each facility should continue to be maintained or should be decommissioned.

          (3) $832,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $832,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to implement salmon recovery activities and other actions required to respond to federal listings of salmon species under the endangered species act.

          (4) $350,000 of the wildlife account appropriation, $72,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, and $73,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for control and eradication of class B designate weeds on department owned and managed lands. The amounts from the general fund--state appropriations are provided solely for control of spartina.

          (5) $140,000 of the wildlife account appropriation is provided solely for a cooperative effort with the department of agriculture for research and eradication of purple loosestrife on state lands.

          (6) In controlling weeds on state-owned lands the department shall use the most cost-effective methods available, including chemical control where appropriate, and it shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature by January 1, 1998, on control methods, costs, and acres treated during the previous year.

          (7) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to assist the department of ecology in processing water right applications, establishing in-stream flows, and providing technical assistance to local WRIA planning units established in accordance with Second Substitute House Bill No. 2054. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (8) A maximum of $1,000,000 is appropriated from the wildlife fund to the department of fish and wildlife for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998. The amount appropriated in this subsection is provided for the emergency feeding of deer and elk that may be starving and that are posing a risk to private property due to severe winter conditions during the winter of 1997-98. The amount expended pursuant to this appropriation must not exceed the amount raised pursuant to section 3 of Substitute House Bill No. 1478, and of the amount expended pursuant to this appropriation, not more than fifty percent may be from fee revenue generated pursuant to section 3 of Substitute House Bill No. 1478. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount appropriated in this subsection shall lapse.

          (9) $193,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $194,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $300,000 of the wildlife account appropriation are provided solely for the design and development of an automated license system.

          (10) The department is directed to offer for sale its Cessna 421 aircraft by June 30, 1998. Proceeds from the sale shall be deposited in the wildlife account.

          (11) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to continue the department's habitat partnerships program during the 1997-99 biennium.

          (12) $350,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $350,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for purchase of monitoring equipment necessary to fully implement mass marking of coho salmon.

          (13) $408,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $388,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1032 (regulatory reform).

          (14) $238,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $219,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1985 (landscape management plans). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (15) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for a contract with the United States department of agriculture to carry out animal damage control projects throughout the state related to cougars, bears, and coyotes.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 308. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                25,727,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                24,186,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,156,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     422,000

          Forest Development Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                43,355,000

          Off Road Vehicle Account Appropriation. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,628,000

          Surveys and Maps Account Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,088,000

          Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  4,869,000

          Resources Management Cost Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                90,544,000

          Waste Reduction/Recycling/Litter Control Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     450,000

          Surface Mining Reclamation Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  1,420,000

          Aquatic Land Dredged Material Disposal Site Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . .    $                     751,000

          Natural Resources Conservation Areas Stewardship Acct Appropriation. . . . . . . .     $                       77,000

          Air Pollution Control Account Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     890,000

          Metals Mining Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       62,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              199,625,000

 

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

          (1) $7,017,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $6,900,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for emergency fire suppression.

          (2) $18,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $18,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $957,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action items DNR-01, DNR-02, and DNR-04.

          (3) $450,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided solely for the control and eradication of class B designate weeds on state lands. The department shall use the most cost-effective methods available, including chemical control where appropriate, and report to the appropriate committees of the legislature by January 1, 1998, on control methods, costs and acres treated during the previous year.

          (4) $2,304,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $2,684,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for fire protection activities. In conjunction with funding from the forest fire protection assessment account, during the 1997-99 biennium the department shall prioritize within available funds in order to be able to maintain three-person crews on its fire engines.

          (5) $541,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $549,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the stewardship of natural area preserves, natural resource conservation areas, and the operation of the natural heritage program.

          (6) $2,300,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation is provided for the department's portion of the Eagle Harbor settlement.

          (7) $931,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 1128 (Loomis state forest timber). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (8) $195,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $220,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1985 (landscape management plans). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (9) $600,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $600,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the cooperative monitoring, evaluation, and research projects related to implementation of the timber-fish-wildlife agreement.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 309. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  7,468,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,848,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,732,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     408,000

          Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     806,000

          Industrial Insurance Premium Refund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     184,000

          State Toxics Control Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,338,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                21,784,000

 

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

          (1) $35,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $36,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for technical assistance on pesticide management including the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action item DOA-01.

          (2) $461,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $361,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to monitor and eradicate the Asian gypsy moth.

          (3) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriations in this section shall be provided as a loan by the department to the Washington state livestock identification board established in Substitute House Bill No. 2089. The loan provided in this subsection is contingent upon the enactment of Substitute House Bill No. 2089 by June 30, 1997. The department may not enter into a loan agreement until the office of financial management certifies that the fee structure will be sufficient to fully repay the loan by June 30, 1999.

          (4) $138,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $138,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for two additional staff positions in the plant protection program.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 310. FOR THE WASHINGTON POLLUTION LIABILITY REINSURANCE PROGRAM

          Pollution Liability Insurance Program Trust Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     914,000


PART IV

TRANSPORTATION


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 401. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,385,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,338,000

          Architects' License Account Appropriation.. . . . . . .                                                $                         903,000

          Cemetery Account Appropriation. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     219,000

          Professional Engineers' Account Appropriation. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,698,000

          Real Estate Commission Account Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,779,000

          Master License Account Appropriation. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  7,057,000

          Uniform Commercial Code Account Appropriation.                                                $                      4,312,000

          Real Estate Education Account Appropriation. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     606,000

          Funeral Directors And Embalmers Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     442,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                31,739,000

 

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

          (1) $21,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $22,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely to implement House Bill No. 1827 (boxing, martial arts, wrestling). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (2) $199,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation, $126,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1999 appropriation, $46,000 of the architects' license account appropriation, $31,000 of the cemetery account appropriation, $41,000 of the professional engineers' account appropriation, $71,000 of the real estate commission account appropriation, $59,000 of the master license account appropriation, $95,000 of the uniform commercial code account appropriation, and $33,000 of the funeral directors and embalmers account appropriation are provided solely to implement Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1032 (regulatory reform). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (3) $40,000 of the master license account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 1493 (whitewater river outfitters). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amount in this subsection shall lapse.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 402. FOR THE STATE PATROL

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  7,712,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  7,850,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,990,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     341,000

          Public Safety and Education Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  4,652,000

          County Criminal Justice Assistance Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,905,000

          Municipal Criminal Justice Assistance Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  1,573,000

          Fire Service Trust Account Appropriation. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                       92,000

          Fire Service Training Account Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,762,000

          State Toxics Control Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     439,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     310,000

          Fingerprint Identification Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,082,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                35,708,000

 

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

          (1) $254,000 of the fingerprint identification account--state appropriation is provided solely for an automated system that will facilitate the access of criminal history records remotely by computer or phone for preemployment background checks and other non-law enforcement purposes. The agency shall submit an implementation status report to the office of financial management and the legislature by September 1, 1997.

          (2) $264,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for a feasibility study to develop a criminal investigation computer system. The study will report on the feasibility of developing a system that uses incident-based reporting as its foundation, consistent with FBI standards. The system will have the capability of connecting with local law enforcement jurisdictions as well as fire protection agencies conducting arson investigations. The study will report on the system requirements for incorporating case management, intelligence data, imaging, and geographic information. The system will also provide links to existing crime information databases such as WASIS and WACIC. The agency shall submit a copy of the proposed study workplan to the office of financial management and the department of information services for approval prior to expenditure. A final report shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature, the office of financial management, and the department of information services no later than June 30, 1998.

PART V

EDUCATION


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 501. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR STATE ADMINISTRATION

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                71,116,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                25,375,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                49,719,000

          Public Safety and Education Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  3,148,000

          Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  3,122,000

          Education Savings Account Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                29,312,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              151,792,000

 

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

 

          (1) AGENCY OPERATIONS

          (a) $394,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $394,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the operation and expenses of the state board of education, including basic education assistance activities.

          (b) $250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for enhancing computer systems and support in the office of superintendent of public instruction. These amounts shall be used to: Make a database of school information available electronically to schools, state government, and the general public; reduce agency and school district administrative costs through more effective use of technology; and replace paper reporting and publication to the extent feasible with electronic media. The superintendent, in cooperation with the commission on student learning, shall develop a state student record system including elements reflecting student achievement. The system shall be made available to the office of financial management and the legislature with suitable safeguards of student confidentiality. The superintendent shall report to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees by December 1 of each year of the biennium on the progress and plans for the expenditure of these amounts.

          (c) $348,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for administration of the traffic safety education program, including in-service training related to instruction in the risks of driving while under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.

          (d) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 1776 (school audit resolutions). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

          (2) STATE-WIDE PROGRAMS

          (a) $2,174,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for in-service training and educational programs conducted by the Pacific Science Center.

          (b) $63,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for operation of the Cispus environmental learning center.

          (c) $2,854,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for educational centers, including state support activities.

          (d) $3,040,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation and $2,800,000 of the public safety education account appropriation are provided solely for matching grants to enhance security in schools. For purposes of this program, the school for the deaf and the school for the blind shall be considered school districts. Not more than seventy-five percent of a district's total expenditures for school security in any school year may be paid from a grant under this subsection. The grants shall be expended solely for the costs of employing or contracting for building security monitors in schools during school hours and school events. Of the amount provided in this subsection, at least $2,850,000 shall be spent for grants to districts that, during the 1988-89 school year, employed or contracted for security monitors in schools during school hours. However, these grants may be used only for increases in school district expenditures for school security over expenditure levels for the 1988-89 school year.

          (e) $400,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $400,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation transferred from the department of health for the 1998-99 school year are provided solely for a program that provides grants to school districts for media campaigns promoting sexual abstinence and addressing the importance of delaying sexual activity, pregnancy, and childbearing until individuals are ready to nurture and support their children. Grants to the school districts shall be for projects that are substantially designed and produced by students. The grants shall require a local private sector match equal to one-half of the state grant, which may include in-kind contribution of technical or other assistance from consultants or firms involved in public relations, advertising broadcasting, and graphics or video production or other related fields.

          (f) $1,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for school district petitions to juvenile court for truant students as provided in RCW 28A.225.030 and 28A.225.035. Allocation of this money to school districts shall be based on the number of petitions filed.

          (g) $300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for alcohol and drug prevention programs pursuant to RCW 66.08.180.

          (h)(i) $9,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation and $14,656,000 of the education savings account appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $9,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation and $14,656,000 of the education savings account appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for grants and related state activities to provide school district consortia with programs utilizing technology to improve learning. For purposes of this program, the school for the deaf and the school for the blind shall be considered school districts. A maximum of $100,000 each fiscal year of this amount is provided for administrative support and oversight of the K-20 network by the superintendent of public instruction. The superintendent shall report to the telecommunications oversight and policy committee by September 30, 1998, on the status of state-wide connection of school districts to the network and the impact of the grants provided in this subsection toward achieving that goal. The superintendent of public instruction shall convene a technology grants committee representing private sector technology, school districts, and educational service districts to recommend to the superintendent grant proposals that have the best plans for improving student learning through innovative curriculum using technology as a learning tool and evaluating the effectiveness of the curriculum innovations. After considering the technology grants committee recommendations, the superintendent shall make grant awards, including granting at least fifteen percent of funds on the basis of criteria in (ii)(A) through (C) of this subsection (2)(h).

           (ii) Priority for award of funds will be to (A) school districts most in need of assistance due to financial limits, (B) school districts least prepared to take advantage of technology as a means of improving student learning, and (C) school districts in economically distressed areas. The superintendent of public instruction, in consultation with the technology grants committee, shall propose options to the committee for identifying and prioritizing districts according to criteria in (i) of this subsection (2)(h) as well as criteria under this subsection (2)(h)(ii).

          (iii) Options for review criteria to be considered by the superintendent of public instruction include, but are not limited to, free and reduced lunches, levy revenues, ending fund balances, equipment inventories, and surveys of technology preparedness. An "economically distressed area" is (A) a county with an unemployment rate that is at least twenty percent above the state-wide average for the previous three years; (B) a county that has experienced sudden and severe or long-term and severe loss of employment, or erosion of its economic base resulting in decline of its dominant industries; or (C) a district within a county which (I) has at least seventy percent of its families and unrelated individuals with incomes below eighty percent of the county's median income for families and unrelated individuals; and (II) has an unemployment rate which is at least forty percent higher than the county's unemployment rate.

          (i) $4,800,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for state administrative costs and start-up grants for alternative programs and services that improve instruction and learning for at-risk students consistent with the objectives of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1378 (educational opportunities). Each grant application shall contain proposed performance indicators and an evaluation plan to measure the success of the program and its impact on improved student learning. Applications shall contain the applicant's plan for maintaining the program and/or services after the grant period, shall address the needs of students who cannot be accommodated within the framework of existing school programs or services and shall address how the applicant will serve any student within the proposed program's target age range regardless of the reason for truancy, suspension, expulsion, or other disciplinary action. Up to $50,000 per year may be used by the superintendent of public instruction for grant administration. The superintendent shall submit an evaluation of the alternative program start-up grants provided under this section, and section 501(2)(q), chapter 283, Laws of 1996, to the fiscal and education committees of the legislature by November 15, 1998. Grants shall be awarded to applicants showing the greatest potential for improved student learning for at-risk students including:

          (i) Students who have been suspended, expelled, or are subject to other disciplinary actions;

          (ii) Students with unexcused absences who need intervention from community truancy boards or family support programs;

          (iii) Students who have left school; and

          (iv) Students involved with the court system.

          The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall prepare a report describing student recruitment, program offerings, staffing practices, and available indicators of program effectiveness of alternative education programs funded with state and, to the extent information is available, local funds. The report shall contain a plan for conducting an evaluation of the educational effectiveness of alternative education programs.

          (j) $15,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely to assist local districts vocational education programs in applying for low frequency FM radio licenses with the federal communications commission.

          (k) $35,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely to the state board of education to design a program to encourage high school students and other adults to pursue careers as vocational education teachers in the subject matter of agriculture.

          (l) $987,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $4,207,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely to implement Second Substitute House Bill No. 2019 (charter schools). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (m) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for a contract for a feasibility analysis and implementation plan to provide the resources of a skill center for students in the Port Angeles area. This allocation is to be provided when sufficient evidence is presented to the superintendent of public instruction that a dollar for dollar match will be provided from local sources.

          (n) $3,000,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $3,000,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided for implementation of sections 4 and 7 of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2042 (reading in primary grades), including selection of second grade reading tests and grants for training kindergarten through third grade teachers in reading education.

          (o) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriations is provided as matching funds for district contributions to provide analysis of the efficiency of school district business practices. The superintendent of public instruction shall establish criteria, make awards, and provide a report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 15, 1997, on the progress and details of analysis funded under this subsection (2)(o).

          (p) $1,620,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for superintendent and principal internships, including state support activities, under RCW 28A.415.270 through 28A.415.300.

          (q) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for costs associated with maintaining support for state-wide coordination of vocational student leadership organizations within the office of the superintendent of public instruction.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 502. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR GENERAL APPORTIONMENT (BASIC EDUCATION)

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $           3,429,697,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $           3,511,119,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $           6,940,816,000

 

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

          (1) The appropriation for fiscal year 1998 includes such funds as are necessary for the remaining months of the 1996-97 school year.

          (2) Allocations for certificated staff salaries for the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years shall be determined using formula-generated staff units calculated pursuant to this subsection. Staff allocations for small school enrollments in (d) through (f) of this subsection shall be reduced for vocational full-time equivalent enrollments. Staff allocations for small school enrollments in grades K-6 shall be the greater of that generated under (a) of this subsection, or under (d) and (e) of this subsection. Certificated staffing allocations shall be as follows:

          (a) On the basis of each 1,000 average annual full-time equivalent enrollments, excluding full-time equivalent enrollment otherwise recognized for certificated staff unit allocations under (c) through (f) of this subsection:

          (i) Four certificated administrative staff units per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-12;

          (ii) 49 certificated instructional staff units per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-3;

          (iii) An additional 5.3 certificated instructional staff units for grades K-3. Any funds allocated for these additional certificated units shall not be considered as basic education funding;

          (A) Funds provided under this subsection (2)(a)(iii) in excess of the amount required to maintain the statutory minimum ratio established under RCW 28A.150.260(2)(b) shall be allocated only if the district documents an actual ratio equal to or greater than 54.3 certificated instructional staff per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-3. For any school district documenting a lower certificated instructional staff ratio, the allocation shall be based on the district's actual grades K-3 certificated instructional staff ratio achieved in that school year, or the statutory minimum ratio established under RCW 28A.150.260(2)(b), if greater;

          (B) Districts at or above 51.0 certificated instructional staff per one thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-3 may dedicate up to 1.3 of the 54.3 funding ratio to employ additional classified instructional assistants assigned to basic education classrooms in grades K-3. For purposes of documenting a district's staff ratio under this section, funds used by the district to employ additional classified instructional assistants shall be converted to a certificated staff equivalent and added to the district's actual certificated instructional staff ratio. Additional classified instructional assistants, for the purposes of this subsection, shall be determined using the 1989-90 school year as the base year;

          (C) Any district maintaining a ratio equal to or greater than 54.3 certificated instructional staff per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-3 may use allocations generated under this subsection (2)(a)(iii) in excess of that required to maintain the minimum ratio established under RCW 28A.150.260(2)(b) to employ additional basic education certificated instructional staff or classified instructional assistants in grades 4-6. Funds allocated under this subsection (2)(a)(iii) shall only be expended to reduce class size in grades K-6. No more than 1.3 of the certificated instructional funding ratio amount may be expended for provision of classified instructional assistants; and

          (iv) Forty-six certificated instructional staff units per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades 4-12;

          (b) For school districts with a minimum enrollment of 250 full-time equivalent students whose full-time equivalent student enrollment count in a given month exceeds the first of the month full-time equivalent enrollment count by 5 percent, an additional state allocation of 110 percent of the share that such increased enrollment would have generated had such additional full-time equivalent students been included in the normal enrollment count for that particular month;

          (c) On the basis of full-time equivalent enrollment in:

          (i) Vocational education programs approved by the superintendent of public instruction, a maximum of 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.08 certificated administrative staff units for each 18.3 full-time equivalent vocational students. Beginning with the 1998-99 school year, districts documenting staffing ratios of less than 1 certificated staff per 18.3 students shall be allocated the greater of the ratio in subsection (2)(a)(i) and (iv) of this section or the actual documented ratio;

          (ii) Skills center programs approved by the superintendent of public instruction, 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.08 certificated administrative units for each 16.67 full-time equivalent vocational students;

          (iii) Indirect cost charges as defined by the superintendent of public instruction to vocational-secondary programs shall not exceed 10 percent; and

          (iv) Vocational full-time equivalent enrollment shall be reported on the same monthly basis as the enrollment for students eligible for basic support, and payments shall be adjusted for reported vocational enrollments on the same monthly basis as those adjustments for enrollment for students eligible for basic support.

          (d) For districts enrolling not more than twenty-five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8, and for small school plants within any school district which have been judged to be remote and necessary by the state board of education and enroll not more than twenty-five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8:

          (i) For those enrolling no students in grades 7 and 8, 1.76 certificated instructional staff units and 0.24 certificated administrative staff units for enrollment of not more than five students, plus one-twentieth of a certificated instructional staff unit for each additional student enrolled; and

          (ii) For those enrolling students in grades 7 or 8, 1.68 certificated instructional staff units and 0.32 certificated administrative staff units for enrollment of not more than five students, plus one-tenth of a certificated instructional staff unit for each additional student enrolled;

          (e) For specified enrollments in districts enrolling more than twenty-five but not more than one hundred average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8, and for small school plants within any school district which enroll more than twenty-five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8 and have been judged to be remote and necessary by the state board of education:

          (i) For enrollment of up to sixty annual average full-time equivalent students in grades K-6, 2.76 certificated instructional staff units and 0.24 certificated administrative staff units; and

          (ii) For enrollment of up to twenty annual average full-time equivalent students in grades 7 and 8, 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.08 certificated administrative staff units;

          (f) For districts operating no more than two high schools with enrollments of less than three hundred average annual full-time equivalent students, for enrollment in grades 9-12 in each such school, other than alternative schools:

          (i) For remote and necessary schools enrolling students in any grades 9-12 but no more than twenty-five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-12, four and one-half certificated instructional staff units and one-quarter of a certificated administrative staff unit;

          (ii) For all other small high schools under this subsection, nine certificated instructional staff units and one-half of a certificated administrative staff unit for the first sixty average annual full time equivalent students, and additional staff units based on a ratio of 0.8732 certificated instructional staff units and 0.1268 certificated administrative staff units per each additional forty-three and one-half average annual full time equivalent students.

          Units calculated under (f)(ii) of this subsection shall be reduced by certificated staff units at the rate of forty-six certificated instructional staff units and four certificated administrative staff units per thousand vocational full-time equivalent students.

          (g) For each nonhigh school district having an enrollment of more than seventy annual average full-time equivalent students and less than one hundred eighty students, operating a grades K-8 program or a grades 1-8 program, an additional one-half of a certificated instructional staff unit; and

          (h) For each nonhigh school district having an enrollment of more than fifty annual average full-time equivalent students and less than one hundred eighty students, operating a grades K-6 program or a grades 1-6 program, an additional one-half of a certificated instructional staff unit.

          (3) Allocations for classified salaries for the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years shall be calculated using formula-generated classified staff units determined as follows:

          (a) For enrollments generating certificated staff unit allocations under subsection (2)(d) through (h) of this section, one classified staff unit for each three certificated staff units allocated under such subsections;

          (b) For all other enrollment in grades K-12, including vocational full-time equivalent enrollments, one classified staff unit for each sixty average annual full-time equivalent students; and

          (c) For each nonhigh school district with an enrollment of more than fifty annual average full-time equivalent students and less than one hundred eighty students, an additional one-half of a classified staff unit.

          (4) Fringe benefit allocations shall be calculated at a rate of 20.22 percent in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years for certificated salary allocations provided under subsection (2) of this section, and a rate of 18.65 percent in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years for classified salary allocations provided under subsection (3) of this section.

          (5) Insurance benefit allocations shall be calculated at the maintenance rate specified in section 504(2) of this act, based on the number of benefit units determined as follows:

          (a) The number of certificated staff units determined in subsection (2) of this section; and

          (b) The number of classified staff units determined in subsection (3) of this section multiplied by 1.152. This factor is intended to adjust allocations so that, for the purposes of distributing insurance benefits, full-time equivalent classified employees may be calculated on the basis of 1440 hours of work per year, with no individual employee counted as more than one full-time equivalent.

          (6)(a) For nonemployee-related costs associated with each certificated staff unit allocated under subsection (2) (a), (b), and (d) through (h) of this section, there shall be provided a maximum of $7,950 per certificated staff unit in the 1997-98 school year and a maximum of $8,165 per certificated staff unit in the 1998-99 school year.

          (b) For nonemployee-related costs associated with each vocational certificated staff unit allocated under subsection (2)(c) of this section, there shall be provided a maximum of $15,147 per certificated staff unit in the 1997-98 school year and a maximum of $15,556 per certificated staff unit in the 1998-99 school year.

          (7) Allocations for substitute costs for classroom teachers shall be distributed at a maintenance rate of $354.64 per allocated classroom teachers exclusive of salary increase amounts provided in section 504 of this act. Solely for the purposes of this subsection, allocated classroom teachers shall be equal to the number of certificated instructional staff units allocated under subsection (2) of this section, multiplied by the ratio between the number of actual basic education certificated teachers and the number of actual basic education certificated instructional staff reported state-wide for the 1996-97 school year.

          (8) Any school district board of directors may petition the superintendent of public instruction by submission of a resolution adopted in a public meeting to reduce or delay any portion of its basic education allocation for any school year. The superintendent of public instruction shall approve such reduction or delay if it does not impair the district's financial condition. Any delay shall not be for more than two school years. Any reduction or delay shall have no impact on levy authority pursuant to RCW 84.52.0531 and local effort assistance pursuant to chapter 28A.500 RCW.

          (9) The superintendent may distribute a maximum of $6,124,000 outside the basic education formula during fiscal years 1998 and 1999 as follows:

          (a) For fire protection for school districts located in a fire protection district as now or hereafter established pursuant to chapter 52.04 RCW, a maximum of $447,000 may be expended in fiscal year 1998 and a maximum of $459,000 may be expended in fiscal year 1999;

          (b) For summer vocational programs at skills centers, a maximum of $1,948,000 may be expended each fiscal year;

          (c) A maximum of $321,000 may be expended for school district emergencies; and

          (d) A maximum of $500,000 per fiscal year may be expended for programs providing skills training for secondary students who are enrolled in extended day school-to-work programs, as approved by the superintendent of public instruction. The funds shall be allocated at a rate not to exceed $500 per full-time equivalent student enrolled in those programs.

          (10) For the purposes of RCW 84.52.0531, the increase per full-time equivalent student in state basic education appropriations provided under this act, including appropriations for salary and benefits increases, is 2.5 percent from the 1996-97 school year to the 1997-98 school year, and 1.1 percent from the 1997-98 school year to the 1998-99 school year.

          (11) If two or more school districts consolidate and each district was receiving additional basic education formula staff units pursuant to subsection (2) (b) through (h) of this section, the following shall apply:

          (a) For three school years following consolidation, the number of basic education formula staff units shall not be less than the number of basic education formula staff units received by the districts in the school year prior to the consolidation; and

          (b) For the fourth through eighth school years following consolidation, the difference between the basic education formula staff units received by the districts for the school year prior to consolidation and the basic education formula staff units after consolidation pursuant to subsection (2) (a) through (h) of this section shall be reduced in increments of twenty percent per year.

          (12) Amounts appropriated within this section are sufficient to fund Substitute House Bill No. 1034 (parents' rights).


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 503. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--BASIC EDUCATION EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION

          (1) The following calculations determine the salaries used in the general fund allocations for certificated instructional, certificated administrative, and classified staff units under section 502 of this act:

          (a) Salary allocations for certificated instructional staff units shall be determined for each district by multiplying the district's certificated instructional derived base salary shown on LEAP Document 12D, by the district's average staff mix factor for basic education and special education certificated instructional staff in that school year, computed using LEAP Document 1A; and

          (b) Salary allocations for certificated administrative staff units and classified staff units for each district shall be based on the district's certificated administrative and classified salary allocation amounts shown on LEAP Document 12D.

          (2) For the purposes of this section:

          (a) "Basic education certificated instructional staff" is defined as provided in RCW 28A.150.100 and "special education certificated staff" means staff assigned to the state-supported special education program pursuant to chapter 28A.155 RCW in positions requiring a certificate;

          (b) "LEAP Document 1A" means the computerized tabulation establishing staff mix factors for certificated instructional staff according to education and years of experience, as developed by the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee on April 8, 1991, at 13:35 hours; and

          (c) "LEAP Document 12D" means the computerized tabulation of 1997-98 and 1998-99 school year salary allocations for basic education certificated administrative staff and basic education classified staff and derived base salaries for basic education certificated instructional staff as developed by the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee on March 21, 1997 at 16:37 hours.

          (3) Incremental fringe benefit factors shall be applied to salary adjustments at a rate of 19.58 percent for certificated staff and 15.15 percent for classified staff for both years of the biennium.

          (4)(a) Pursuant to RCW 28A.150.410, the following state-wide salary allocation schedules for certificated instructional staff are established for basic education salary allocations:

 

STATE-WIDE SALARY ALLOCATION SCHEDULE

FOR THE 1997-98 AND 1998-99 SCHOOL YEARS

Years of

Service                      BA                    BA+15              BA+30              BA+45              BA+90

 

 0                                22,950               23,570               24,212               24,855               26,920

 1                                23,702               24,342               25,005               25,690               27,816

 2                                24,469               25,129               25,812               26,563               28,725

 3                                25,275               25,955               26,657               27,450               29,650

 4                                26,095               26,818               27,540               28,375               30,632

 5                                26,953               27,695               28,437               29,336               31,629

 6                                27,847               28,586               29,370               30,333               32,661

 7                                28,756               29,513               30,316               31,341               33,727

 8                                29,678               30,477               31,299               32,408               34,827

 9                                                          31,475               32,337               33,487               35,962

 10                                                                                  33,388               34,621               37,129

 11                                                                                                            35,788               38,351

 12                                                                                                            36,918               39,605

 13                                                                                                                                      40,890

 14                                                                                                                                      42,182

 15 or more                                                                                                                         43,279

 

Years of                                                                                                  MA+90

Service                      BA+135             MA                  MA+45             or PHD

 

 0                                28,251               27,516               29,581               30,912

 1                                29,165               28,351               30,477               31,825

 2                                30,115               29,224               31,386               32,774

 3                                31,100               30,111               32,311               33,761

 4                                32,123               31,036               33,293               34,783

 5                                33,180               31,996               34,290               35,840

 6                                34,250               32,994               35,322               36,911

 7                                35,377               34,002               36,388               38,038

 8                                36,537               35,069               37,488               39,198

 9                                37,730               36,147               38,623               40,391

 10                              38,956               37,282               39,790               41,617

 11                              40,214               38,449               41,012               42,875

 12                              41,525               39,662               42,266               44,186

 13                              42,867               40,917               43,551               45,528

 14                              44,260               42,210               44,927               46,921

 15 or more                45,411               43,307               46,095               48,141

 

          (b) As used in this subsection, the column headings "BA+(N)" refer to the number of credits earned since receiving the baccalaureate degree.

          (c) For credits earned after the baccalaureate degree but before the masters degree, any credits in excess of forty-five credits may be counted after the masters degree. Thus, as used in this subsection, the column headings "MA+(N)" refer to the total of:

          (i) Credits earned since receiving the masters degree; and

          (ii) Any credits in excess of forty-five credits that were earned after the baccalaureate degree but before the masters degree.

          (5) For the purposes of this section:

          (a) "BA" means a baccalaureate degree.

          (b) "MA" means a masters degree.

          (c) "PHD" means a doctorate degree.

          (d) "Years of service" shall be calculated under the same rules adopted by the superintendent of public instruction.

          (e) "Credits" means college quarter hour credits and equivalent in-service credits computed in accordance with RCW 28A.415.020.

          (6) No more than ninety college quarter-hour credits received by any employee after the baccalaureate degree may be used to determine compensation allocations under the state salary allocation schedule and LEAP documents referenced in this act, or any replacement schedules and documents, unless:

          (a) The employee has a masters degree; or

          (b) The credits were used in generating state salary allocations before January 1, 1992.

          (7)(a) Credits earned by certificated instructional staff after September 1, 1995, shall be counted only if the content of the course: (i) Is consistent with the school district's strategic plan for improving student learning; (ii) is consistent with a school-based plan for improving student learning as required by the annual school performance report, under RCW 28A.320.205, for the school in which the individual is assigned; (iii) pertains to the individual's current assignment or expected assignment for the following school year; (iv) is necessary for obtaining an endorsement as prescribed by the state board of education; (v) is specifically required for obtaining advanced levels of certification; or (vi) is included in a college or university degree program that pertains to the individual's current assignment, or potential future assignment, as a certificated instructional staff.

          (b) Once credits earned by certificated instructional staff have been determined to meet one or more of the criteria in (a) of this subsection, the credits shall be counted even if the individual transfers to other school districts.

          (8) The salary allocation schedules established in this section are for allocation purposes only except as provided in RCW 28A.400.200(2).


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 504. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION ADJUSTMENTS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                    79,979,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              116,309,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              196,288,000

 

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

          (1) $176,537,000 is provided for a cost of living adjustment of 3.0 percent effective September 1, 1997, for state formula staff units. The appropriations include associated incremental fringe benefit allocations at rates 19.58 percent for certificated staff and 15.15 percent for classified staff.

          (a) The appropriations in this section include the increased portion of salaries and incremental fringe benefits for all relevant state-funded school programs in part V of this act. Salary adjustments for state employees in the office of superintendent of public instruction and the education reform program are provided in part VII of this act. Increases for general apportionment (basic education) are based on the salary allocation schedules and methodology in section 503 of this act. Increases for special education result from increases in each district's basic education allocation per student. Increases for educational service districts and institutional education programs are determined by the superintendent of public instruction using the methodology for general apportionment salaries and benefits in section 503 of this act.

          (b) The appropriations in this section provide salary increase and incremental fringe benefit allocations based on formula adjustments as follows:

          (i) For pupil transportation, an increase of $0.60 per weighted pupil-mile for the 1997-98 school year and maintained for the 1998-99 school year;

          (ii) For education of highly capable students, an increase of $6.81 per formula student for the 1997-98 school year and maintained for the 1998-99 school year; and

          (iii) For transitional bilingual education, an increase of $17.69 per eligible bilingual student for the 1997-98 school year and maintained for the 1998-99 school year; and

          (iv) For learning assistance, an increase of $8.74 per entitlement unit for the 1997-98 school year and maintained for the 1998-99 school year.

          (c) The appropriations in this section include $912,000 for salary increase adjustments for substitute teachers at a rate of $10.64 per unit in the 1997-98 school year and maintained in the 1998-99 school year.

          (2) $19,751,000 is provided for adjustments to insurance benefit allocations. The maintenance rate for insurance benefit allocations is $314.51 per month for the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years. The appropriations in this section provide increases of $2.83 per month for the 1997-98 school year and $18.41 per month for the 1998-99 school year at the following rates:

          (a) For pupil transportation, an increase of $0.03 per weighted pupil-mile for the 1997-98 school year and $0.19 for the 1998-99 school year;

          (b) For education of highly capable students, an increase of $0.20 per formula student for the 1997-98 school year and $1.35 for the 1998-99 school year;

          (c) For transitional bilingual education, an increase of $0.46 per eligible bilingual student for the 1997-98 school year and $3.44 for the 1998-99 school year; and

          (d) For learning assistance, an increase of $0.36 per funded unit for the 1997-98 school year and $2.70 for the 1998-99 school year.

          (3) The rates specified in this section are subject to revision each year by the legislature.

          (4)(a) For the 1997-98 school year, the superintendent shall prepare a report showing the allowable derived base salary for certificated instructional staff in accordance with RCW 28A.400.200 and LEAP Document 12D, and the actual derived base salary paid by each school district as shown on the S-275 report and shall make the report available to the fiscal committees of the legislature no later than February 15, 1998.

          (b) For the 1998-99 school year, the superintendent shall reduce the percent of salary increase funds provided in section 504 of this act by the percentage by which a district exceeds the allowable derived base salary for certificated instructional staff as shown on LEAP Document 12D.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 505. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR PUPIL TRANSPORTATION

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              174,344,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              179,560,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              353,904,000

 

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

          (1) The appropriation for fiscal year 1998 includes such funds as are necessary for the remaining months of the 1996-97 school year.

          (2) A maximum of $1,451,000 may be expended for regional transportation coordinators and related activities. The transportation coordinators shall ensure that data submitted by school districts for state transportation funding shall, to the greatest extent practical, reflect the actual transportation activity of each district.

          (3) $35,000 of the fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $35,000 of the fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely for the transportation of students enrolled in "choice" programs. Transportation shall be limited to low-income students who are transferring to "choice" programs solely for educational reasons.

          (4) Allocations for transportation of students shall be based on reimbursement rates of $34.47 per weighted mile in the 1997-98 school year and $34.76 per weighted mile in the 1998-99 school year exclusive of salary and benefit adjustments provided in section 504 of this act. Allocations for transportation of students transported more than one radius mile shall be based on weighted miles as determined by superintendent of public instruction times the per mile reimbursement rates for the school year pursuant to the formulas adopted by the superintendent of public instruction. Allocations for transportation of students living within one radius mile shall be based on the number of enrolled students in grades kindergarten through five living within one radius mile of their assigned school times the per mile reimbursement rate for the school year times 1.29.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 506. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,000,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,000,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              194,483,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              200,483,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The general fund--state appropriations are provided for state matching money for federal child nutrition programs.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 507. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              370,486,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              374,327,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              135,106,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              879,919,000

 

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

          (1) The appropriation for fiscal year 1998 includes such funds as are necessary for the remaining months of the 1996-97 school year.

          (2) The superintendent of public instruction shall distribute state funds to school districts based on two categories, the optional birth through age two program for special education eligible developmentally delayed infants and toddlers, and the mandatory special education program for special education eligible students ages three to twenty-one. A "special education eligible student" means a student receiving specially designed instruction in accordance with a properly formulated individualized education program.

          (3) For the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years, the superintendent shall distribute state funds to each district based on the sum of:

          (a) A district's annual average headcount enrollment of developmentally delayed infants and toddlers ages birth through two, times the district's average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student, times 1.15; and

          (b) A district's annual average full-time equivalent basic education enrollment times the funded enrollment percent determined pursuant to subsection (4)(c) of this section, times the district's average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student times 0.9309.

          (4) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this section.

          (a) "Average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student" for a district shall be based on the staffing ratios required by RCW 28A.150.260 (i.e., 49/1000 certificated instructional staff in grades K-3, and 46/1000 in grades 4-12) and shall not include enhancements for K-3, secondary vocational education, or small schools.

          (b) "Annual average full-time equivalent basic education enrollment" means the resident enrollment including students enrolled through choice (RCW 28A.225.225) and students from nonhigh districts (RCW 28A.225.210) and excluding students residing in another district enrolled as part of an interdistrict cooperative program (RCW 28A.225.250).

          (c) "Enrollment percent" shall mean the district's resident special education annual average enrollment including those students counted under the special education demonstration projects, excluding the birth through age two enrollment, as a percent of the district's annual average full-time equivalent basic education enrollment. For the 1997-98 and the 1998-99 school years, each district's funded enrollment percent shall be:

          (i) For districts whose enrollment percent for 1994-95 was at or below 12.7 percent, the lesser of the district's actual enrollment percent for the school year for which the allocation is being determined or 12.7 percent.

          (ii) For districts whose enrollment percent for 1994-95 was above 12.7 percent, the lesser of:

          (A) The district's actual enrollment percent for the school year for which the special education allocation is being determined; or

          (B) The district's actual enrollment percent for the school year immediately prior to the school year for which the special education allocation is being determined if greater than 12.7 percent; or

          (C) For 1997-98, the 1994-95 enrollment percent reduced by 75 percent of the difference between the district's 1994-95 enrollment percent and 12.7 percent and for 1998-99, 12.7 percent.

          (5) $12,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $12,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided as safety net funding for districts with demonstrated needs for state special education funding beyond the amounts provided in subsection (3) of this section. Safety net funding shall be awarded by the state safety net oversight committee.

          (a) The safety net oversight committee shall first consider the needs of districts adversely affected by the 1995 change in the special education funding formula. Awards shall be based on the amount required to maintain the 1994-95 state special education excess cost allocation to the school district in aggregate or on a dollar per funded student basis.

          (b) The committee shall then consider unusual needs of districts due to a special education population which differs significantly from the assumptions of the state funding formula. Awards shall be made to districts that convincingly demonstrate need due to the concentration and/or severity of disabilities in the district. Differences in program costs attributable to district philosophy or service delivery style are not a basis for safety net awards.

          (6) Prior to June 1st of each year, the superintendent shall make available to each school district from available data:

          (a) The district's 1994-95 enrollment percent; and

          (b) The district's maximum funded enrollment percent for the coming school year.

          (7) The superintendent of public instruction may adopt such rules and procedures as are necessary to administer the special education funding and safety net award process. Prior to revising any standards, procedures, or rules in place for the 1996-97 school year, the superintendent shall consult with the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the legislature.

          (8) The safety net oversight committee appointed by the superintendent of public instruction shall consist of:

          (a) Staff of the office of superintendent of public instruction;

          (b) Staff of the office of the state auditor;

          (c) Staff from the office of the financial management; and

          (d) One or more representatives from school districts or educational service districts knowledgeable of special education programs and funding.

          (9) A maximum of $4,500,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation shall be expended for safety net funding to meet the extraordinary needs of one or more individual special education students.

          (10) A maximum of $678,000 may be expended from the general fund--state appropriations to fund 5.43 full-time equivalent teachers and 2.1 full-time equivalent aides at children's orthopedic hospital and medical center. This amount is in lieu of money provided through the home and hospital allocation and the special education program.

          (11) A maximum of $1,000,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided for projects to provide special education students with appropriate job and independent living skills, including work experience where possible, to facilitate their successful transition out of the public school system. The funds provided by this subsection shall be from federal discretionary grants.

          (12) A school district may carry over up to 10 percent of general fund--state funds allocated under this program; however, carry over funds shall be expended in the special education program.

          (13) Beginning in the 1997-98 school year, the superintendent shall increase the percentage of federal flow-through to school districts to at least 84 percent. In addition to other purposes, school districts may use increased federal funds for high cost students, for purchasing regional special education services from educational service districts, and for staff development activities particularly relating to inclusion issues.

          (14) Up to one percent of the general fund--federal appropriation shall be expended by the superintendent for projects related to use of inclusion strategies by school districts for provision of special education services. The superintendent shall prepare an information database on laws, best practices, examples of programs, and recommended resources. The information may be disseminated in a variety of ways, including workshops and other staff development activities.

          (15) Amounts appropriated within this section are sufficient to fund section 5 of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1709 (mandate on school districts).


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 508. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

          Public Safety and Education Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                17,179,000

 

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

          (1) The appropriation includes such funds as are necessary for the remaining months of the 1996-97 school year.

          (2) A maximum of $507,000 shall be expended for regional traffic safety education coordinators.

          (3) The maximum basic state allocation per student completing the program shall be $137.16 in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years.

          (4) Additional allocations to provide tuition assistance for students from low-income families who complete the program shall be a maximum of $66.81 per eligible student in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 509. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DISTRICTS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,373,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,373,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  8,746,000

 

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

          (1) The educational service districts shall continue to furnish financial services required by the superintendent of public instruction and RCW 28A.310.190 (3) and (4).

          (2) $112,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $113,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for student teaching centers as provided in RCW 28A.415.100.

          (3) A maximum of $500,000 is provided for centers for the improvement of teaching pursuant to RCW 28A.415.010.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 510. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR LOCAL EFFORT ASSISTANCE

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                84,598,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                89,354,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              173,952,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 511. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT ACT

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .       $255,987,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 512. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR INSTITUTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                18,327,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                19,131,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  8,548,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                46,006,000

 

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

          (1) The general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 includes such funds as are necessary for the remaining months of the 1996-97 school year.

          (2) State funding provided under this section is based on salaries and other expenditures for a 220-day school year. The superintendent of public instruction shall monitor school district expenditure plans for institutional education programs to ensure that districts plan for a full-time summer program.

          (3) State funding for each institutional education program shall be based on the institution's annual average full-time equivalent student enrollment. Staffing ratios for each category of institution shall remain the same as those funded in the 1995-97 biennium.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 513. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR PROGRAMS FOR HIGHLY CAPABLE STUDENTS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,747,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,179,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                11,926,000

 

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

          (1) The appropriation for fiscal year 1998 includes such funds as are necessary for the remaining months of the 1996-97 school year.

          (2) Allocations for school district programs for highly capable students shall be distributed at a maximum rate of $311.35 per funded student for the 1997-98 school year and $311.78 per funded student for the 1998-99 school year, exclusive of salary and benefit adjustments pursuant to section 504 of this act. The number of funded students shall be a maximum of two percent of each district's full-time equivalent basic education enrollment.

          (3) $350,000 of the appropriation is for the centrum program at Fort Worden state park. Centrum shall report financial and program performance data as requested by the designee of the speaker of the house of representatives for the highly capable program.

          (4) $186,000 of the appropriation is for the odyssey of the mind and future problem-solving programs. These programs shall report financial and program performance data as requested by the designee of the speaker of the house of representatives for the highly capable program.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 514. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--EDUCATION REFORM PROGRAMS

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                15,306,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                18,270,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                15,474,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                49,050,000

 

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

          (1) $18,106,000 is provided for the operation of the commission on student learning and the development and implementation of student assessments. The commission shall cooperate with the superintendent of public instruction in defining measures of student achievement to be included in the student record system developed by the superintendent pursuant to section 501(1)(b) of this act.

          (2) $2,190,000 is provided solely for training of paraprofessional classroom assistants and certificated staff who work with classroom assistants as provided in RCW 28A.415.310.

          (3) $2,970,000 is provided for mentor teacher assistance, including state support activities, under RCW 28A.415.250 and 28A.415.260. Funds for the teacher assistance program shall be allocated to school districts based on the number of beginning teachers.

          (4) $4,050,000 is provided for improving technology infrastructure, monitoring and reporting on school district technology development, promoting standards for school district technology, promoting statewide coordination and planning for technology development, and providing regional educational technology support centers, including state support activities, under chapter 28A.650 RCW.

          (5) $5,000,000 is provided solely for the meals for kids program under RCW 28A.235.145 through 28A.235.155.

          (6) $1,260,000 is provided for technical assistance related to education reform through the office of the superintendent of public instruction, in consultation with the commission on student learning, as specified in RCW 28A.300.130 (center for the improvement of student learning).


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 515. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL PROGRAMS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                31,275,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                33,356,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                64,631,000

 

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

          (1) The appropriation for fiscal year 1998 provides such funds as are necessary for the remaining months of the 1996-97 school year.

          (2) A student shall be eligible for funding under this section if the student is enrolled in grades K-12 pursuant to WAC 392-121-106 and is receiving specialized instruction pursuant to chapter 28A.180 RCW.

          (3) The superintendent shall distribute a maximum of $643.78 per eligible weighted bilingual student in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years exclusive of salary and benefit adjustments provided in section 504 of this act.

          (4) The following factors shall be used to calculate weightings for the 1997-98 school year and 1998-99 school year.

 

          (a) Grades Level

          (i) K-5. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .              .35

          (ii) 6-8. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .              .50

          (iii) 9-12. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .              .72

 

          (b) Time in Program

          (i) Up to 1 year. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .              .82

          (ii) 1 to 2 years. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .              .62

          (iii) 2 to 3 years. . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .              .41

          (iv) more than 3 years. . . . .. . . . . . .              .21

 

          (c) The grade level weight and time in program weight shall be summed for each eligible student and the result shall be multiplied by the rate per weighted student specified in subsection (3) of this section.

          (d) Time in program under (b) of this subsection shall be calculated in accordance with WAC 392-160-035.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 516. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR THE LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                60,309,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                60,862,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              121,171,000

 

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

          (1) The appropriation for fiscal year 1998 provides such funds as are necessary for the remaining months of the 1996-97 school year.

          (2) For making the calculation of the percentage of students scoring in the lowest quartile as compared with national norms, beginning with the 1991-92 school year, the superintendent shall multiply each school district's 4th and 8th grade test results by 0.86.

          (3) Funding for school district learning assistance programs shall be allocated at maximum rates of $378.33 per funded unit for the 1997-98 school year and $379.47 per funded unit for the 1998-99 school year exclusive of salary and benefit adjustments provided in section 504 of this act. School districts may carryover up to 10 percent of funds allocated under this program; however, carryover funds shall be expended for the learning assistance program.

          (a) A school district's funded units for the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years shall be the sum of the following:

          (i) The district's full-time equivalent enrollment in kindergarten through 6th grade, times the 5-year average 4th grade test result as adjusted pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, times 0.92; and

          (ii) The district's full-time equivalent enrollment in grades 7 through 9, times the 5-year average 8th grade test result as adjusted pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, times 0.92; and

          (iii) If in the prior school year the district's percentage of October headcount enrollment in grades K-12 eligible for free and reduced price lunch exceeded the state average, subtract the state average percentage of students eligible for free and reduced price lunch from the district's percentage and multiply the result by the district's K-12 annual average full-time equivalent enrollment for the current school year times 22.30 percent.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 517. FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--LOCAL ENHANCEMENT FUNDS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                47,108,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                53,750,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              100,858,000

 

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

          (1) A maximum of $40,841,000 is provided for learning improvement allocations to school districts to enhance the ability of instructional staff to teach and assess the essential academic learning requirements for reading, writing, communication, and math in accordance with the timelines and requirements established under RCW 28A.630.885. For purposes of this program, the school for the deaf and the school for the blind shall be considered school districts. However, special emphasis shall be given to the successful teaching of reading. Allocations under this section shall be subject to the following conditions and limitations:

          (a) In accordance with the timetable for the implementation of the assessment system by the commission on student learning, the allocations for the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school years shall be at a maximum annual rate per full-time equivalent student of $30 for students enrolled in grades K-4, $24 for students enrolled in grades 5-7, and $18 for students enrolled in grades 8-12. Allocations shall be made on the monthly apportionment schedule provided in RCW 28A.510.250.

          (b) A district receiving learning improvement allocations shall:

          (i) Develop and keep on file at each building a student learning improvement plan to achieve the student learning goals and essential academic learning requirements and to implement the assessment system as it is developed;

          (ii) Maintain a policy regarding the involvement of school staff, parents, and community members in instructional decisions;

          (iii) File a report by October 1, 1998, and October 1, 1999, with the office of the superintendent of public instruction, in a format developed by the superintendent that: Enumerates the activities funded by these allocations; the amount expended for each activity; describes how the activity improved understanding, teaching, and assessment of the essential academic learning requirements by instructional staff; and identifies any amounts expended from this allocation for supplemental contracts; and

          (iv) Provide parents and the local community with information on the use of this allocation by including in the annual performance report required in RCW 28A.320.205, information on how funds allocated under this subsection were spent and the results achieved.

          (c) The superintendent of public instruction shall compile and analyze the school district reports and present the results to the office of financial management and the appropriate committees of the legislature no later than November 15, 1998, and November 15, 1999.

          (2) $60,017,000 is provided for local education program enhancements to meet educational needs as identified by the school district. This amount includes such amounts as are necessary for the remainder of the 1996-97 school year. Allocations for the 1997-98 and 1998-99 school year shall be at a maximum annual rate of $32.25 per full-time equivalent student as determined pursuant to subsection (3) of this section. Allocations shall be made on the monthly apportionment payment schedule provided in RCW 28A.510.250.

          (3) Allocations provided under this section shall be based on school district annual average full-time equivalent enrollment in grades kindergarten through twelve: PROVIDED, That for school districts enrolling not more than one hundred average annual full-time equivalent students, and for small school plants within any school district designated as remote and necessary schools, the allocations shall be as follows:

          (a) Enrollment of not more than 60 average annual full-time equivalent students in grades kindergarten through six shall generate funding based on sixty full-time equivalent students;

          (b) Enrollment of not more than 20 average annual full-time equivalent students in grades seven and eight shall generate funding based on twenty full-time equivalent students; and

          (c) Enrollment of not more than 60 average annual full-time equivalent students in grades nine through twelve shall generate funding based on sixty full-time equivalent students.

          (4) Funding provided pursuant to this section does not fall within the definition of basic education for purposes of Article IX of the state Constitution and the state's funding duty thereunder.

          (5) Receipt by a school district of one-fourth of the district's allocation of funds under this section, shall be conditioned on a finding by the superintendent that:

          (1) The district is enrolled as a medicaid service provider and is actively pursuing federal matching funds for medical services provided through special education programs, pursuant to RCW 74.09.5241 through 74.09.5256 (Title XIX funding); and

          (2) The district is filing truancy petitions as required under chapter 312, Laws of 1995 and RCW 28A.225.030.

PART VI

HIGHER EDUCATION


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 601. The appropriations in sections 603 through 609 of this act are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

          (1) "Institutions" means the institutions of higher education receiving appropriations under sections 603 through 609 of this act.

          (2)(a) The salary increases provided or referenced in this subsection shall be the allowable salary increases provided at institutions of higher education, excluding increases associated with normally occurring promotions and increases related to faculty and professional staff retention, and excluding increases associated with employees under the jurisdiction of chapter 41.56 RCW pursuant to the provisions of RCW 28B.16.015.

          (b) Each institution of higher education shall provide to each classified staff employee as defined by the office of financial management a salary increase of 3.0 percent on July 1, 1997. Each institution of higher education shall provide to instructional and research faculty, exempt professional staff, academic administrators, academic librarians, counselors, teaching and research assistants as classified by the office of financial management, and all other nonclassified staff, including those employees under RCW 28B.16.015, an average salary increase of 3.0 percent on July 1, 1997. For employees under the jurisdiction of chapter 41.56 RCW pursuant to the provisions of RCW 28B.16.015, distribution of the salary increases will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. However, an increase shall not be provided to any classified employee whose salary is above the approved salary range maximum for the class to which the employee's position is allocated. To collect consistent data for use by the legislature, the office of financial management, and other state agencies for policy and planning purposes, institutions of higher education shall report personnel data to be used in the department of personnel's human resource data warehouse in compliance with uniform reporting procedures established by the department of personnel.

          (c) Each institution of higher education receiving appropriations under sections 604 through 609 of this act may provide to instructional and research faculty, exempt professional staff, academic administrators, academic librarians, counselors, teaching and research assistants, as classified by the office of financial management, and all other nonclassified staff, but not including employees under RCW 28B.16.015, an additional average salary increase of 1.0 percent on July 1, 1997, and an average salary increase of 2.0 percent on July 1, 1998. Any salary increases authorized under this subsection (2)(c) shall not be included in an institution's salary base. It is the intent of the legislature that general fund--state support for an institution shall not increase during the current or any future biennium as a result of any salary increases authorized under this subsection (2)(c).

          (d) Specific salary increases authorized in sections 603 through 609 of this act are in addition to any salary increase provided in this subsection.

          (3) Each institution receiving appropriations under sections 604 through 609 of this act, at the direction of the higher education coordinating board, shall submit to the board strategies for achieving measurable and specific improvements in academic years 1997-98 and 1998-99 for the following four performance and accountability measures and the state-wide performance goal for each:

Goal

          (a) Undergraduate degrees granted per full-time equivalent (FTE) instructional faculty:

                            Research universities                                                                                                                      4

                            Comprehensive universities                                                                                                            9

          (b) Undergraduate student retention, defined as the number of undergraduate

          students who return for the next year at the same institution measured from fall to fall:

                            Research universities                                                                                                                 95%

                            Comprehensive universities                                                                                                      90%

          (c) Graduation rates, defined as the percent of an entering freshman class at each

          institution that graduates within four years                                                                                                  50%

          (d) Undergraduate graduation efficiency index                                                                                              95

 

          (4) The state board for community and technical colleges shall develop an implementation plan for measurable and specific improvements in productivity, efficiency, and student retention in academic years 1997-98 and 1998-99 consistent with the performance management system developed by the work force training and education coordinating board and for the following long-term performance goals:

Goal

          (a) Hourly wages for vocational graduates                                                                                           $12/hour

          (b) Academic students transferring to Washington higher education institutions                                       67%

          (c) Core course completion rates                                                                                                                 85%

          (d) Graduation efficiency index                                                                                                                      95


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 602. (1) The appropriations in sections 603 through 609 of this act provide state general fund support or employment and training trust account support for full-time equivalent student enrollments at each institution of higher education. Listed below are the annual full-time equivalent student enrollments by institution assumed in this act.

 

                                                                                                                                 1997-98                           1998-99

                                                                                                                                  Annual                             Annual

                                                                                                                                Average                           Average

University of Washington                                                                                          32,799                              33,399

Washington State University                                                                                     19,485                              20,075

Central Washington University                                                                                   7,346                               7,446

Eastern Washington University                                                                                   7,739                               7,739

The Evergreen State College                                                                                       3,496                               3,576

Western Washington University                                                                                10,183                              10,353

State Board for Community and Technical Colleges                                              116,426                            118,526

Higher Education Coordinating Board                                                                             50                                    50

 

          (2) Based on 10th day student enrollment data for the 1997 autumn term and the office of financial management's fall 1997 full-time equivalent student (FTE) budget driver report, for each FTE below the target FTE, funding per FTE of state general fund shall be placed into reserve by allotment amendment by November 15, 1997. Based on 10th day student enrollment data for the 1998 autumn term, and the office of financial management's fall 1998 full-time equivalent student (FTE) budget driver report, for each FTE below the target FTE, funding per FTE of state general fund shall be placed into reserve by allotment amendment by November 15, 1998. Target FTE and funding per FTE for each institution are as follows:

 

                                                                    1997-98            1997-98                                  1998-99    1998-99

                                                                    Target               Funding                                  Target      Funding

                                                                    FTE                   Per FTE                                  FTE          Per FTE

University of Washington                          31,815               $3,950                                     32,397      $3,874

Washington State University                      18,900               $3,950                                     19,473      $3,874

Central Washington University                   7,126                $4,607                                      7,223       $4,550

The Evergreen State College                       3,391                $4,607                                      3,469       $4,550

Western Washington University                 9,878                $4,607                                     10,042      $4,550


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 603. FOR THE STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              381,878,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              420,513,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                11,404,000

          Employment and Training Trust Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                26,796,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              840,591,000

 

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

          (1) $2,718,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $4,079,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 shall be held in reserve by the board. These funds are provided to improve instructional efficiency and the quality of educational programs. The board may approve the fiscal year 1998 allocation of funds under this subsection upon completion of an implementation plan. The implementation plan shall be submitted by the board to the legislature and the office of financial management in accordance with section 601(4) of this act by September 1, 1997. The board may approve the fiscal year 1999 allocation of funds under this subsection based on the board's evaluation of:

          (a) College performance compared to the goals for quality improvement and instructional efficiency as submitted in the plan required in section 601(4) of this act; and

          (b) The quality and effectiveness of the strategies the colleges propose to achieve continued improvement in quality and efficiency during the 1998-99 academic year.

          (2) $490,000 of the general fund--state appropriation, $26,796,000 of the employment and training trust account appropriation for fiscal year 1998, and $27,186,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for training and related support services specified in chapter 226, Laws of 1993 (employment and training for unemployed workers) and House Bill No. 2214. Of this amount:

          (a) $51,534,000 is to provide enrollment opportunity for 7,200 full-time equivalent students in fiscal year 1998 and 7,200 full-time equivalent students in fiscal year 1999. The state board for community and technical colleges shall submit to the workforce training and education coordinating board for review and approval a plan for the allocation of the full-time equivalent students provided in this subsection.

          (b) $2,938,000 is to provide support services that may include child care assistance, transportation, and financial aid for the student enrollments funded in (a) of this subsection.

          (3) $1,441,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,441,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for 500 FTE enrollment slots to implement RCW 28B.50.259 (timber-dependent communities).

          (4) $1,862,500 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,862,500 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for assessment of student outcomes at community and technical colleges.

          (5) $706,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $706,000 of general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to recruit and retain minority students and faculty.

          (6) Up to $1,035,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and up to $2,102,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 may be used in combination with salary and benefit savings from faculty turnover to provide faculty salary increments and associated benefits. To the extent general salary increase funding is used to pay faculty increments, the general salary increase shall be reduced by the same amount.

          (7) $1,467,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,467,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to address part-time faculty salary disparities for part-time faculty teaching more than one course.

          (8) $83,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,567,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided for personnel and expenses to develop curricula, library resources, and operations of Cascadia Community College.

          (9) The technical colleges may increase tuition and fees to conform with the percentage increase in community college operating fees authorized in House Bill No. 2262 (higher education tuition and fees). The community colleges may charge up to the maximum level authorized for services and activities fees in RCW 28B.15.069.

          (10) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for a maximum of 10 incentive grants in each fiscal year to community and technical colleges. The board shall make grants to the colleges for productivity enhancements in student services and instruction that facilitate student progress, and for innovation proposals that provide greater student access and learning opportunities.

          (11) Community and technical colleges with below-average faculty salaries may use funds identified by the state board in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 operating allocations to increase faculty salaries no higher than the system-wide average.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 604. FOR UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              280,895,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              284,127,000

          Death Investigations Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,810,000

          Industrial Insurance Premium Refund Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     514,000

          Accident Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,969,000

          Medical Aid Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,989,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              577,312,500

 

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

          (1) $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for assessment of student outcomes.

          (2) $324,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $324,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to recruit and retain minority students and faculty.

          (3) $130,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $130,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action item UW-01.

          (4) $776,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $776,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for competitively offered faculty recruitment and retention salary adjustments. The university shall provide a report in their 1999-01 biennial operating budget request submittal on the effective expenditure of funds for the purposes in this subsection.

          (5) $93,500 of the general fund appropriation in this section is provided solely to employ a fossil preparator/educator in the Burke Museum. The entire amount in this subsection shall be provided directly to the Burke Museum.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 605. FOR WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              166,843,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              171,012,000

          Air Pollution Control Account Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     206,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              338,061,000

 

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

          (1) $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for assessment of student outcomes.

          (2) $140,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $140,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to recruit and retain minority students and faculty.

          (3) $157,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $157,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action item WSU-01.

          (4) $365,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $365,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for competitively offered faculty recruitment and retention salary adjustments. The university shall provide a report in their 1999-01 biennial operating budget request submittal on the effective expenditure of funds for the purposes in this subsection.

          (5) $25,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $25,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for state matching funds for creation and maintenance of community gardens as provided in Substitute House Bill No. 1580 (community gardens). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (6) $50,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $50,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for larkspur research.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 606. FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                39,115,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                38,964,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                78,079,000

 

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

          (1) $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for assessment of student outcomes.

          (2) $93,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $93,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to recruit and retain minority students and faculty.

          (3) $53,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $54,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for competitively offered faculty recruitment and retention salary adjustments. The university shall provide a report in their 1999-01 biennial operating budget request submittal on the effective expenditure of funds for the purposes in this subsection.

          (4) $3,188,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $3,188,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 shall be placed in reserve pending attainment of budgeted enrollments of 6,942 FTEs. The office of financial management may approve the allotment of funds under this subsection at the annual rate of $4,000 for annual student FTEs in excess of 6,942 based on tenth day quarterly enrollment and the office of financial management's quarterly budget driver report. In addition, allotments of reserve funds in this section may be approved by the office of financial management upon approval by the higher education coordinating board for actions that will result in additional enrollment growth.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 607. FOR CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                37,149,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                38,156,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                75,305,000

 

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

          (1) $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for assessment of student outcomes.

          (2) $70,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $70,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to recruit and retain minority students and faculty.

          (3) $51,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $51,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for competitively offered faculty recruitment and retention salary adjustments. The college shall provide a report in their 1999-01 biennial operating budget request submittal on the effective expenditure of funds for the purposes in this subsection.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 608. FOR THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                20,160,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                20,321,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                40,481,000

 

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

          (1) $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for assessment of student outcomes.

          (2) $47,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $47,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to recruit and retain minority students and faculty.

          (3) $29,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $29,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for competitively offered faculty recruitment and retention salary adjustments. The college shall provide a report in their 1999-01 biennial operating budget request submittal on the effective expenditure of funds for the purposes in this subsection.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 609. FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                47,706,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                48,327,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                96,033,000

 

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

          (1) $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $186,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for assessment of student outcomes.

          (2) $93,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $93,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to recruit and retain minority students and faculty.

          (3) $66,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $67,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for competitively offered faculty recruitment and retention salary adjustments. The university shall provide a report in their 1999-01 biennial operating budget request submittal on the effective expenditure of funds for the purposes in this subsection.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 610. FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD--POLICY COORDINATION AND ADMINISTRATION

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,084,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  8,491,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     693,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                11,268,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are provided to carry out the accountability, performance measurement, policy coordination, planning, studies and administrative functions of the board and are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

          (1) The board shall, in consultation with the institutions receiving appropriations under sections 604 through 609 of this act, develop accountability plans for achieving the four performance and accountability measures defined in section 601(3)(a) for academic year 1997-98. These plans shall specify that the academic year 1995-96 is the baseline year against which performance for academic year 1997-98 shall be measured. The difference between each institution's academic year 1995-96 performance and the state-wide performance goal specified for each of the four measures shall be calculated, and the product of this calculation shall be the performance gap for each institution for each measure. The plan for each institution shall set as a performance target the closing of its performance gap by ten percent in academic year 1997-98 for each measure. The board shall review and recommend changes, if necessary, to the 1997-98 plans at its September 1997 meeting, and report these plans to the office of financial management and to the appropriate legislative committees.

          (2) $6,396,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 is provided solely for incentive grants to institutions receiving appropriations under sections 604 through 609 of this act for achievement of the performance targets set in the plans for academic year 1997-98 and for submission of accountability plans for achieving the performance targets for academic year 1998-99. The plan for each institution's performance target for each measure for academic year 1998-99 shall use the performance target value for academic year 1997-98 as the new baseline; calculate the difference between this baseline and the state-wide performance goal; and specify the performance gap for 1998-99. Each institution's accountability plan shall target the closing of this recalculated performance gap by ten percent in academic year 1998-99 for each measure. The board shall review and recommend changes, if necessary, to the 1998-99 accountability plans of each institution by its November 1998 meeting, and it shall evaluate each institution's achievement of its 1997-98 performance targets for each accountability measure. Incentive grants shall reflect the proportion of each institution's achievement of its performance target for each measure in 1997-98 and shall be awarded by December 1, 1998.

          (3) By November 1, 1998, the board shall consult with the institutions of higher education, and recommend to the office of financial management and appropriate legislative committees, performance indicators measuring successful student learning and other student outcomes, and any proposed additions or revisions to the performance and accountability measures in sections 601(3) and 601(4) of this act for possible inclusion in the 1999-01 biennial operating budget.

          (4) $280,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $280,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for enrollment to implement RCW 28B.80.570 through 28B.80.585 (rural natural resources impact areas). The number of students served shall be 50 full-time equivalent students per fiscal year. The board shall ensure that enrollments reported under this subsection meet the criteria outlined in RCW 28B.80.570 through 28B.80.585.

          (5) $70,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $70,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to develop a competency based admissions system for higher education institutions. The board shall complete the competency based admissions system and issue a report outlining the competency based admissions system by January 1999.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 611. FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD--FINANCIAL AID AND GRANT PROGRAMS

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                91,522,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                93,023,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  8,255,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              192,800,000

 

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

          (1) $527,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $526,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the displaced homemakers program.

          (2) $216,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $220,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the western interstate commission for higher education.

          (3) $118,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $118,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the health personnel resources plan.

          (4) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the scholarships and loans program under chapter 28B.115 RCW, the health professional conditional scholarship program. This amount shall be deposited to the health professional loan repayment and scholarship trust fund to carry out the purposes of the program.

          (5) $88,848,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $90,455,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for student financial aid, including all administrative costs. The amounts in (a), (b), and (c) of this subsection are sufficient to implement Second Substitute House Bill No. 1851 (higher education financial aid). Of these amounts:

          (a) $65,551,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $66,615,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the state need grant program. For the purposes of determination of eligibility for state need grants for the 1997-98 and 1998-99 academic years, the higher education coordinating board shall establish family income equivalencies for independent students having financial responsibility for children and independent students with no financial responsibility for children, respectively, based on the United States bureau of labor statistics' low budget standard for persons in the 20-35 year age group, in accordance with the recommendations of the 1996 student financial aid policy advisory committee. After April 1 of each fiscal year, up to one percent of the annual appropriation for the state need grant program may be transferred to the state work study program;

          (b) $16,450,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $16,750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the state work study program. After April 1 of each fiscal year, up to one percent of the annual appropriation for the state work study program may be transferred to the state need grant program;

          (c) $3,750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $3,750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for educational opportunity grants;

          (d) A maximum of $1,384,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,384,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 may be expended for financial aid administration, excluding the four percent state work study program administrative allowance provision;

          (e) $226,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $197,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the educator's excellence awards. Any educator's excellence moneys not awarded by April 1st of each year may be transferred by the board to either the Washington scholars program or, in consultation with the workforce training and education coordinating board, to the Washington award for vocational excellence;

          (f) $990,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $1,244,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to implement the Washington scholars program. Any Washington scholars program moneys not awarded by April 1st of each year may be transferred by the board to either the educator's excellence awards or, in consultation with the workforce training and education coordinating board, to the Washington award for vocational excellence;

          (g) $447,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $465,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to implement Washington award for vocational excellence program. Any Washington award for vocational program moneys not awarded by April 1st of each year may be transferred by the board to either the educator's excellence awards or, the Washington scholars program;

          (h) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for community scholarship matching grants of $2,000 each. To be eligible for the matching grant, a nonprofit community organization, organized under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code, must demonstrate that it has raised $2,000 in new moneys for college scholarships after the effective date of this act. No organization may receive more than one $2,000 matching grant; and

          (i) For the purpose of establishing eligibility for the equal opportunity grant program for placebound students under RCW 28B.101.020, Thurston county lies within the branch campus service area of the Tacoma branch campus of the University of Washington.

          (6) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely to implement Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1372 (Washington advanced college tuition payment program). The amounts in this subsection are a long-term loan for operating and start-up costs of the program and are to be paid back to the state general fund by June 30, 2007. If Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1372 is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

          (7) $375,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $375,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the undergraduate fellowship program as provided in Second Substitute House Bill No. 1055. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

          (8) $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 and $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999 are provided solely for the Hispanic American fellowship program as provided in Second Substitute House Bill No. 1622. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 612. FOR THE JOINT CENTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,319,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,320,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,639,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 613. FOR THE WORK FORCE TRAINING AND EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,639,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,644,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                34,378,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                37,661,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 614. FOR WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  7,464,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  7,259,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,853,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                19,576,000

 

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

          (1) $1,192,758 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998, $1,192,758 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1999, and $54,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided for a contract with the Seattle public library for library services for the Washington book and braille library.

          (2) $198,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 1998 is provided solely for the state library to continue the government information locator service in accordance with chapter 171, Laws of 1996. The state library, in consultation with interested parties, shall prepare an evaluation of the government information locator service by October 1, 1997. The evaluation shall include a cost-benefit analysis, a determination of fiscal impacts to the state, and programmatic information. The evaluation report shall be provided to the appropriate legislative fiscal committees.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 615. FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE ARTS COMMISSION

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,015,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,013,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     697,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  4,725,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 616. FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,505,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,534,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,039,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 617. FOR THE EASTERN WASHINGTON STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     741,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,022,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,763,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 618. FOR THE STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,679,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,703,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     192,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  7,574,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 619. FOR THE STATE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,458,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,459,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                12,917,000


PART VII

SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 701. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR GENERAL FUND BOND DEBT

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              447,283,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              485,077,000

          General Fund Bonds Subject to the Limit Bond Retirement Acct App. . . . . . . . . .     $              932,360,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $         $1,864,720,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The general fund appropriation is for deposit into the general fund bonds subject to the limit bond retirement account.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 702. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT TO BE REIMBURSED BY ENTERPRISE ACTIVITIES

          State Convention & Trade Center Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                34,081,000

          Accident Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,108,000

          Medical Aid Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,108,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                44,297,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 703. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT TO BE REIMBURSED AS PRESCRIBED BY STATUTE

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                23,096,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                25,603,000

          General Fund Bonds Excluded from the Limit Bond Retirement Acct App. . . . . .     $                48,699,000

          Reimbursable Bonds Excluded from the Limit Bond Retirement Acct App. . . . . .     $              104,933,000

          Reimbursable Bonds Subject to the Limit Bond Retirement Acct App. . . . . . . . . .     $                     402,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              202,733,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The general fund appropriation is for deposit into the general fund bonds excluded from the limit bond retirement account.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 704. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR DEBT TO BE PAID BY STATUTORILY PRESCRIBED REVENUE

          Revenue Bonds Excluded from the Limit Bond Retirement Acct App. . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,451,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 705. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR BOND SALE EXPENSES

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     475,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     475,000

          Higher Education Construction Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     215,000

          State Building Construction Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,374,000

          Public Safety Reimbursable Bond Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                         8,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  7,547,000

 

          Total Bond Retirement and Interest Appropriations contained in sections

          701 through 705 of this act.. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .                                                $               2,121,748,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 706. FOR THE GOVERNOR--FOR TRANSFER TO THE TORT CLAIMS REVOLVING FUND

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,205,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,295,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,500,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 707. FOR THE GOVERNOR--AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

          Americans with Disabilities Special Revolving Fund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     426,000

 

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

          (1) The appropriation shall be used solely to fund requests from state agencies complying with the program requirements of the federal Americans with disabilities act. This appropriation will be administered by the office of financial management and will be apportioned to agencies meeting distribution criteria.

          (2) To facilitate payment from special funds dedicated to agency programs receiving allocations under this section, the state treasurer is directed to transfer sufficient moneys from the special funds to the Americans with disabilities special revolving fund, hereby created in the state treasury, in accordance with schedules provided by the office of financial management.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 708. FOR THE GOVERNOR--TORT DEFENSE SERVICES

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,257,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,257,000

          Special Fund Agency Tort Defense Services Revolving Fund Appropriation. . . . .    $                  2,513,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,027,000

 

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: To facilitate payment of tort defense services from special funds, the state treasurer is directed to transfer sufficient moneys from each special fund to the special fund agency tort defense services revolving fund, in accordance with schedules provided by the office of financial management. The governor shall distribute the moneys appropriated in this section to agencies to pay for tort defense services.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 709. FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT--EMERGENCY FUND

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     500,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     500,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,000,000

 

          The appropriation in this section is for the governor's emergency fund for the critically necessary work of any agency.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 710. FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT--YEAR 2000 ALLOCATIONS

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,379,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,961,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,883,000

          Liquor Revolving Account Appropriation. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     131,000

          Health Care Authority Administrative Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     631,000

          Accident Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,102,000

          Medical Aid Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  1,102,000

          Unemployment Compensation Administration Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . .    $                  1,313,000

          Administrative Contingency Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     948,000

          Employment Services Administrative Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                     500,000

          Forest Development Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     156,000

          Off Road Vehicle Account Appropriation. .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                         7,000

          Surveys and Maps Account Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                         1,000

          Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                         8,000

          Resource Management Cost Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     348,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                14,470,000

 

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

          (1) The appropriations will be allocated by the office of financial management to agencies to complete Year 2000 date conversion maintenance on their computer systems. Agencies shall submit their estimated costs of conversion to the office of financial management by July 1, 1997.

          (2) Up to $10,000,000 of the cash balance of the data processing revolving account may be expended on agency Year 2000 date conversion costs. The $10,000,000 will be taken from the cash balances of the data processing revolving account's two major users, as follows: $7,000,000 from the department of information services and $3,000,000 from the office of financial management. The office of financial management in consultation with the department of information services shall allocate these funds as needed to complete the date conversion projects.

          (3) Agencies receiving these allocations shall report at a minimum to the information services board and to the governor every six months on the progress of Year 2000 maintenance efforts.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 711. BELATED CLAIMS. The agencies and institutions of the state may expend moneys appropriated in this act, upon approval of the office of financial management, for the payment of supplies and services furnished to the agency or institution in prior fiscal biennia.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 712. FOR THE GOVERNOR--COMPENSATION--INSURANCE BENEFITS

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     823,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,257,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  2,431,000

          General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     146,000

          Salary and Insurance Increase Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  5,465,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                15,122,000


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

          (1)(a) The monthly contribution for insurance benefit premiums shall not exceed $312.35 per eligible employee for fiscal year 1998, and $331.31 for fiscal year 1999.

          (b) The monthly contribution for the operating costs of the health care authority shall not exceed $4.99 per eligible employee for fiscal year 1998, and $4.44 for fiscal year 1999.

          (c) Surplus moneys accruing to the public employees' and retirees' insurance account due to lower-than-projected insurance costs may not be reallocated by the health care authority to increase the actuarial value of public employee insurance plans. Such funds shall be held in reserve in the public employees' and retirees' insurance account and may not be expended without prior legislative authorization.

          (d) In order to achieve the level of funding provided for health benefits, the public employees' benefits board may require employee premium co-payments, increase point-of-service cost sharing, and/or implement managed competition.

          (2) To facilitate the transfer of moneys from dedicated funds and accounts, the state treasurer is directed to transfer sufficient moneys from each dedicated fund or account to the special fund salary and insurance contribution increase revolving fund in accordance with schedules provided by the office of financial management.

          (3) The health care authority, subject to the approval of the public employees' benefits board, shall provide subsidies for health benefit premiums to eligible retired or disabled public employees and school district employees who are eligible for parts A and B of medicare, pursuant to RCW 41.05.085. From January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998, the subsidy shall be $41.26 per month. Starting January 1, 1999, the subsidy shall be $43.16 per month.

          (4) Technical colleges, school districts, and educational service districts shall remit to the health care authority for deposit in the public employees' and retirees' insurance account established in RCW 41.05.120:

          (a) For each full-time employee, $14.80 per month beginning September 1, 1997;

          (b) For each part-time employee who, at the time of the remittance, is employed in an eligible position as defined in RCW 41.32.010 or 41.40.010 and is eligible for employer fringe benefit contributions for basic benefits, $14.80 each month beginning September 1, 1997, prorated by the proportion of employer fringe benefit contributions for a full-time employee that the part-time employee receives.

          The remittance requirements specified in this subsection shall not apply to employees of a technical college, school district, or educational service district who purchase insurance benefits through contracts with the health care authority.

          (5) The salary and insurance increase revolving account appropriation includes amounts sufficient to fund health benefits for ferry workers at the premium levels specified in subsection (1) of this section, consistent with the 1997-99 transportation appropriations act.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 713. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS--CONTRIBUTIONS TO RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

          The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The appropriations shall be made on a monthly basis consistent with chapter 41.45 RCW.

 

          (1) There is appropriated for state contributions to the law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system:

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                68,350,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                72,750,000

 

          Of the appropriations in this subsection, $50,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1998 appropriation and $50,000 of the general fund fiscal year 1999 appropriation are provided solely for House Bill No. 1099 (LEOFF retirement plan I). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1997, these amounts shall lapse.

 

          (2) There is appropriated for contributions to the judicial retirement system:

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  8,500,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  8,500,000

 

          (3) There is appropriated for contributions to the judges retirement system:

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     750,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     750,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              159,600,000


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 714. SALARY COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1998). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                31,031,000

          General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 1999). . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                31,421,000

          General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                17,578,000

          Salary and Insurance Increase Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                48,678,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              128,708,000

 

          The appropriations in this section shall be expended solely for the purposes designated in this section and are subject to the conditions and limitations in this section:

          (1) In addition to the purposes set forth in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, appropriations in this section are provided solely for a 3.0 percent salary increase effective July 1, 1997, for all classified employees, including those employees in the Washington management service, and exempt employees under the jurisdiction of the personnel resources board.

          (2) The appropriations in this section are sufficient to fund a 3.0 percent salary increase effective July 1, 1997, for general government, legislative, and judicial employees exempt from merit system rules whose salaries are not set by the commission on salaries for elected officials.

          (3) The salary and insurance increase revolving account appropriation in this section includes funds sufficient to fund a 3.0 percent salary increase effective July 1, 1997, for ferry workers consistent with the 1997-99 transportation appropriations act.

          (4) No salary increase may be paid under this section to any person whose salary has been Y-rated pursuant to rules adopted by the personnel resources board.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 715. FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL--SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     250,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     250,000

          Attorney General Salary Increase Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . .     $                     499,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     999,000

 

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

          (1) The appropriations are provided solely for increases in salaries and related benefits of assistant attorneys general levels 1 and 2. The attorney general shall distribute these funds in a manner that will maintain or increase the quality and experience of the attorney general's staff. Market value, specialization, retention, and performance (including billable hours) shall be the factors in determining the distribution of these funds.

          (2) To facilitate the transfer of moneys from dedicated funds and accounts, state agencies are directed to transfer sufficient moneys from each dedicated fund or account to the attorney general salary increase revolving account, hereby created in the state treasury, in accordance with schedules provided by the office of financial management.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 716. FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT--COMPENSATION ACTIONS OF PERSONNEL RESOURCES BOARD

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1998). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  5,289,000

          General Fund Appropriation (FY 1999). . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                10,642,000

          Salary and Insurance Increase Revolving Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  8,862,000

                                         TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                24,793,000

 

          The appropriations in this section shall be expended solely for the purposes designated in this section and are subject to the conditions and limitations in this section.

          (1) Funding is provided to fully implement the recommendations of the Washington personnel resources board consistent with the provisions of chapter 319, Laws of 1996.

          (2) Implementation of the salary adjustments for the various clerical classes, physicians, dental classifications, pharmacists, maintenance custodians, medical records technicians, fish/wildlife biologists, fish/wildlife enforcement, habitat technicians, and fiscal technician classifications will be effective July 1, 1997. Implementation of the salary adjustments for safety classifications, park rangers, park aides, correctional officers/sergeants, community corrections specialists, tax information specialists, industrial relations specialists, electrical classifications at the department of labor and industries, fingerprint technicians, some labor relations classifications, health benefits specialists, foresters/land managers, and liquor enforcement officers will be effective July 1, 1998.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 717. The sum of seventy-five million dollars or so much thereof as may be available on June 30, 1998, from the total amount of unspent fiscal year 1998 state general fund appropriations is appropriated for the purposes of House Bill No. 2240 in the manner provided in this section.

          (1) Of the total appropriated amount, one-half of that portion that is attributable to incentive savings, not to exceed twenty-five million dollars, is appropriated to the savings incentive account for the purpose of improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of agency services, and credited to the agency that generated the savings.

          (2) The remainder of the total amount, not to exceed seventy million dollars, is appropriated to the education savings account for the purpose of common school construction projects and education technology.

          (3) For purposes of this section, the total amount of unspent state general fund appropriations does not include the appropriations made in this section or any amounts included in across-the-board allotment reductions under RCW 43.88.110.


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 718. The sum of seventy-five million dollars or so much thereof as may be available on June 30, 1999, from the total amount of unspent fiscal year 1999 state general fund appropriations is appropriated for the purposes of House Bill No. 2240 in the manner provided in this section.

          (1) Of the total appropriated amount, one-half of that portion that is attributable to incentive savings, not to exceed twenty-five million dollars, is appropriated to the savings incentive account for the purpose of improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of agency services, and credited to the agency that generated the savings.

          (2) The remainder of the total amount, not to exceed seventy million dollars, is appropriated to the education savings account for the purpose of common school construction projects and education technology.

          (3) For purposes of this section, the total amount of unspent state general fund appropriations does not include the appropriations made in this section or any amounts included in across-the-board allotment reductions under RCW 43.88.110.


PART VIII

OTHER TRANSFERS AND APPROPRIATIONS


          NEW SECTION. Sec. 801. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--STATE REVENUES FOR DISTRIBUTION

          General Fund Appropriation for fire insurance premiums distribution. . . . . . . . . .     $                  6,617,250

          General Fund Appropriation for public utility district excise tax distribution. . . . .    $                35,183,803

          General Fund Appropriation for prosecuting attorneys salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                  2,960,000

          General Fund Appropriation for motor vehicle excise tax distribution. . . . . . . . . .     $                84,721,573

          General Fund Appropriation for local mass transit assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              383,208,166

          General Fund Appropriation for camper and travel trailer excise tax distribution     $                      3,904,937

          General Fund Appropriation for boating safety/education and law enforcement

          distribution. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                  3,616,000

          Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account Appropriation for harbor improvement

          revenue distribution. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $                     142,000

          Liquor Excise Tax Account Appropriation for liquor excise tax distribution. . . . .     $                22,287,746

          Liquor Revolving Fund Appropriation for liquor profits distribution. . . . . . . . . . .     $                36,989,000

          Timber Tax Distribution Account Appropriation for distribution to

          "Timber" counties.. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     $              107,146,000

          Municipal Sales and Use Tax Equalization Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .     $                66,860,014

          County Sales and Use Tax Equalization Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $                11,843,224