NINETY FOURTH DAY

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MORNING SESSION

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House Chamber, Olympia, Wednesday, April 11, 2001

 

             The House was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Speaker Chopp. 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 Raphael O'Hara Madison II and Kimberly McLean. Prayer was offered by Archbishop Burnett, Diocese of Seattle.

 

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

 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

April 10, 2001

Mr. Speakers:

 

             The Senate has passed the following bills:

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1000,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1004,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1018,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1040,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1048,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1117,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1133,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1203,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1213,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1214,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1234,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1243,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1255,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1257,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1282,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1385,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1611,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1643,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1644,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1661,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1706,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1745,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1781,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1851,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1855,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1920,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2095,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Tony M. Cook, Secretary

 

April 10, 2001

Mr. Speakers:

 

             The President has signed:

HOUSE BILL NO. 1002,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1028,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1084,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1136,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1160,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1173,

ENGROSSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1180,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1205,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1366,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1426,

SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1499,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1542,

SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1590,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1596,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1716,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1727,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1729,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1780,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1792,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Tony M. Cook, Secretary

 

April 10, 2001

Mr. Speakers:

 

             The President has signed:

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5014,

SENATE BILL NO. 5317,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5970,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Tony M. Cook, Secretary

 

INTRODUCTIONS AND FIRST READING

 

HB 2234           by Representatives Ahern, Mastin, Mulliken, Roach, Schindler, Sump, Anderson, Jarrett, Armstrong, McMorris, Benson, Morell, Cox, Mielke, Pearson and Mitchell

 

              AN ACT Relating to clarifying the repeal of motor vehicle taxes; creating a new section; repealing RCW 35.58.273, 35.58.274, 35.58.275, 35.58.276, 35.58.277, and 35.58.278; and declaring an emergency.

 

             Held on First Reading.

 

E2SSB 5094     by Senate Committee on Ways & Means

 

              AN ACT Relating to sales and use tax exemptions for call centers in distressed areas; adding a new section to chapter 82.08 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 82.12 RCW; and creating a new section.

 

             Referred to Committee on Finance.

 

2SSB 5170        by Senate Committee on Ways & Means

 

              AN ACT Relating to commute trip reduction; amending RCW 70.94.521; adding new sections to chapter 70.94 RCW; and providing an effective date.

 

             Referred to Committee on Appropriations.

 

ESSB 5541       by Senate Committee on Environment, Energy & Water

 

              AN ACT Relating to responding to energy supply shortages; amending RCW 82.08.02567, 82.12.02567, 44.39.010, and 44.39.015; providing an effective date; providing expiration dates; and declaring an emergency.

 

             Referred to Committee on Finance.

 

SB 6036            by Senators Eide, Benton, Winsley, Oke, Long, Stevens, Johnson, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hochstatter, Carlson, Swecker, Rossi, Roach, T. Sheldon, Patterson and Kastama

 

              AN ACT Relating to local motor vehicle excise taxes; creating a new section; repealing RCW 35.58.273, 35.58.274, 35.58.275, 35.58.276, 35.58.277, 35.58.278, 35.58.279, 35.58.2791, and 35.58.2792; providing a retroactive effective date; and declaring an emergency.

 

             Held on First Reading.

 

SCR 8415         by Senators Snyder and West

 

              Amending cutoff dates.

 

             Held on First Reading.

 

             There being no objection, the bills and resolution listed on the day's introduction sheet under the fourth order of business were referred to the committees so designated.

 

SIGNED BY THE SPEAKERS

 

             The Speakers signed:

HOUSE BILL NO. 1070,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1093,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1119,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1138,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1163,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1174,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1339,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1530,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1537,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1582,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1606,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1649,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1793,

HOUSE BILL NO. 1859,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1915,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2037,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2191,

 

             There being no objection, the Rules Committee was relieved of the following bills, which were placed on the Second Reading calendar:

 

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4408,

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4409,

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4411,

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4412,

SENATE BILL NO. 5108,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5433,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5986,

 

             There being no objection, the Committee on Appropriations was relieved of the following bills, which were referred to the Rules Committee:

 

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5533,

SENATE BILL NO. 5147,

 

SECOND READING

 

             HOUSE BILL NO. 1832 by Representatives Linville and G. Chandler

 

             Modifying provisions concerning water management.

 

             The bill was read the second time. There being no objection, Substitute House Bill No. 1832 was substituted for House Bill No. 1832 and the substitute bill was placed on the second reading calendar.

 

             Substitute House Bill No. 1832 was read the second time.

 

             Representative G. Chandler moved the adoption of the following amendment (173):

 

             On page 8, line 28, after "applications," insert "including but not limited to the authority to process applications under WAC 173-152-050 as it existed on January 1, 2001,"

 

             Representatives G. Chandler and Linville spoke in favor of adoption of the amendment.

 

             The amendment was adopted.

 

             Representative Linville moved the adoption of the following amendment (175):

 

             On page 9, after line 6, insert the following:

             "(7) In revising the provisions of this section and adding provisions to this section by this act, the legislature does not intend to imply legislative approval or disapproval of any existing administrative policy regarding, or any existing administrative or judicial interpretation of, the provisions of this section not expressly added or revised."

 

             On page 16, line 4, after "(2)" insert "Upon receipt of a board's record of decision, the department shall promptly post notice of the availability of the record of decision on the department's internet site."

 

             On page 16, line 16, after "days" insert "of the department's receipt"

 

             On page 16, line 19, after "board and" insert "shall"

 

             On page 16, at the beginning of line 25, strike all material through "((. Upon" and insert "((final. Upon"

 

             On page 16, line 27, after "valid))" strike "and"

 

             On page 16, line 27, after "department" insert "and is appealable as provided by RCW 90.80.090"

 

             On page 16, line 29, after "modify," strike all material through "final" and insert "or reverse is appealable as provided by RCW 90.80.090, and the director's decision to remand is appealable as provided by RCW 90.80.120(2)(b)"

 

             On page 25, after line 35, insert the following:

             "(3) In adding provisions to this section by this act, the legislature does not intend to imply legislative approval or disapproval of any existing administrative policy regarding, or any existing administrative or judicial interpretation of, the provisions of this section not expressly added or revised."

 

             On page 34, after line 12, strike all of section 33

 

             Renumber the remaining sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

 

             Representative Linville moved the adoption of the following amendment (174) to amendment (175):

 

             On page 1, line 13 of the amendment, after "post" strike all material through "decision" on line 14 and insert "the text of the record of decision transmittal form"

 

             Representatives Linville and G. Chandler spoke in favor of adoption of the amendment to amendment (175).

 

             The amendment to amendment (175) was adopted.

 

             Representatives Linville and G. Chandler spoke in favor of adoption of the following amendment (175) as amended. The amendment as amended was adopted.

 

             The bill was ordered engrossed.

 

MOTION

 

             On motion of Representative Santos, Representative Woods was excused.

 

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

 

             Representatives Linville, G. Chandler, Delvin, G. Chandler (again), Linville (again), Grant, Eickmeyer and Clements spoke in favor of passage of the bill.

 

             Representatives Dunshee and Romero spoke against passage of the bill.

 

             Speaker Chopp stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1832.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1832 and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 83, Nays - 14, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Berkey, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Casada, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Clements, Cody, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Doumit, Dunn, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Esser, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hunt, Hurst, Jackley, Jarrett, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Lovick, Marine, Mastin, McMorris, Mielke, Mitchell, Morell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Pearson, Pennington, Pflug, Quall, Reardon, Roach, Rockefeller, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schmidt, Schoesler, Sehlin, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tokuda, Van Luven, Wood, Speaker Ballard, and Speaker Chopp - 83.

             Voting nay: Representatives Dickerson, Dunshee, Edmonds, Fisher, Kagi, Keiser, McDermott, McIntire, Miloscia, Poulsen, Romero, Schual-Berke, Simpson, and Veloria - 14.

             Excused: Representative Woods - 1.

 

             Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1832, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

             ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5289 by Senators T. Sheldon and Gardner

 

             Expanding the definition of "public facilities" for purposes of the use of certain revenues in rural counties.

 

             The bill was read the second time.

 

             There being no objection, the committee amendment by the Committee on Trade & Economic Development was before the House for purpose of amendments. (For committee amendment, see Journal, 82nd Day, March 30, 2001.)

 

             There being no objection, amendments (0129) and (0145) were withdrawn.

 

             Representative Morris moved the adoption of the following amendment (0172) to the committee amendment:

 

             On page 2, line 12 of the amendment, after "Washington." strike ""Public facilities" do not include electric generation or distribution facilities."

 

             On page 2, after line 27 of the amendment, insert the following:

             "(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, moneys collected under this section may not be used for financing (i) electrical distribution or transmission facilities on property or premises that currently takes electric service from an electric utility as defined in RCW 19.29A.010; (ii) electric distribution or transmission facilities beyond the legal boundary of an undeveloped site; or (iii) electric generation facilities that provide electricity for use beyond the legal boundary of a development site.

             (6) No moneys collected under this section may be provided to an electric utility as defined in RCW 19.29A.010."

 

             Representatives Morris and Mulliken spoke in favor of the adoption of the amendment to the committee amendment.

 

             The amendment to the committee amendment was adopted.

 

             The committee amendment as amended was adopted.

 

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

 

             Representatives Eickmeyer, Van Luven, Mulliken, Veloria, Alexander and DeBolt spoke in favor of passage of the bill.

 

             Representatives Ruderman, Cooper and Morris spoke against passage of the bill.

 

             Speaker Chopp stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5289 as amended by the House.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5289 as amended by the House and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 74, Nays - 23, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Berkey, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Casada, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Clements, Cody, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dunn, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Esser, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hurst, Jackley, Jarrett, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Lambert, Lantz, Lisk, Lovick, Marine, Mastin, McIntire, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Mitchell, Morell, Mulliken, O'Brien, Ogden, Pearson, Pennington, Pflug, Roach, Santos, Schindler, Schmidt, Schoesler, Sehlin, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wood, Speaker Ballard, and Speaker Chopp - 74.

             Voting nay: Representatives Conway, Cooper, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunshee, Edmonds, Fisher, Hatfield, Hunt, Kagi, Keiser, Linville, McDermott, Morris, Murray, Poulsen, Quall, Reardon, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Schual-Berke, and Simpson - 23.

             Excused: Representative Woods - 1.

 

             Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5289 as amended by the House, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

             ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5449 by Senate Committee Labor, Commerce & Financial Institutions

 

             Prohibiting identity theft.

 

             The bill was read the second time.

 

             There being no objection, the committee amendment by the Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance was adopted. (For committee amendment, see Journal, 82nd Day, March 30, 2001.)

 

             There being no objection, amendment (0131) was withdrawn.

 

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

 

             Representatives McIntire and Bush spoke in favor of passage of the bill.

 

             Speaker Chopp stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5449 as amended by the House.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5449 as amended by the House and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Berkey, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Casada, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Clements, Cody, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Edmonds, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Esser, Fisher, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hunt, Hurst, Jackley, Jarrett, Kagi, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Lovick, Marine, Mastin, McDermott, McIntire, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Mitchell, Morell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Pearson, Pennington, Pflug, Poulsen, Quall, Reardon, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schmidt, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wood, Speaker Ballard, and Speaker Chopp - 97.

             Excused: Representative Woods - 1.

 

             Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5449 as amended by the House, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

             ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5937 by Senate Committee on Ways & Means

 

             Changing the limits on postretirement employment for teachers' retirement system plan 1 and public employees' retirement system plan 1 retirees. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Changing postretirement employment restrictions for teachers' retirement system, public employees' retirement system, and school employees' retirement system retirees.)

 

             The bill was read the second time.

 

             There being no objection, the committee amendment by the Committee on Appropriations was before the House for purpose of amendments. (For committee amendment, see Journal, 85th Day, April 2, 2001.)

 

             Representative Talcott moved the adoption of the following amendment (0166) to the committee amendment:

 

             On page 4, line 16 of the amendment, after "the" insert "following month's"

             On page 4, line 16 of the amendment, after "be" strike "suspended" and insert "reduced five percent for every seven hours worked"

             On page 4, line 18 of the amendment, after "benefit" insert ", after which time the member's benefit shall be suspended"

 

             On page 5, line 14 of the amendment, after "the" insert "following month's"

             On page 5, line 14 of the amendment, after "be" strike "suspended" and insert "reduced five percent for every eight hours worked"

             On page 5, line 16,after "benefit" insert ", after which time the member's benefit shall be suspended"

 

             Representative Talcott spoke in favor of the adoption of the amendment to the committee amendment.

 

             The amendment to the committee amendment was adopted.

 

             The committee amendment as amended was adopted.

 

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

 

             Representatives Fromhold, Alexander and Cox spoke in favor of passage of the bill.

 

             Speaker Chopp stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5937 as amended by the House.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5937 as amended by the House and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 97, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Berkey, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Casada, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Clements, Cody, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Edmonds, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Esser, Fisher, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hunt, Hurst, Jackley, Jarrett, Kagi, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Lovick, Marine, Mastin, McDermott, McIntire, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Mitchell, Morell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Pearson, Pennington, Pflug, Poulsen, Quall, Reardon, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schmidt, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wood, Speaker Ballard, and Speaker Chopp - 97.

             Excused: Representative Woods - 1.

 

             Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5937 as amended by the House, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

April 10, 2001

Mr. Speakers:

 

             The President has signed:

 

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5017,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5255,

SENATE BILL NO. 5359,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5509,

SENATE BILL NO. 5518,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5566,

SENATE BILL NO. 5903,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6020,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6035,

 

And the same is herewith transmitted.

Tony M. Cook, Secretary

 

SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 30, 2001

Mr. Speakers:

 

             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1314, with the following amendment S2532.1.

 

             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

 

"PART I

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

             Sec. 101. 1999 c 309 s 106 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE SYSTEMS COMMITTEE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,847,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,847,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,694,000

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The appropriations shall be transferred to the legislative systems revolving fund. Transfer authority shall not be granted for the 2001-03 fiscal biennium.

 

             Sec. 102. 1999 c 309 s 111 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $904,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((852,000))

944,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((1,756,000))

1,848,000

 

             Sec. 103. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 107 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE COURTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,144,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((14,569,000))

14,204,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((25,085,000))

25,135,000

Judicial Information Systems Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,016,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((71,814,000))

71,499,000

 

             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 administrator for the courts.

             (2) 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 costs of these employer contributions shall be shared equally between the state and 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.

             (3) $223,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the gender and justice commission.

             (4) $308,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the minority and justice commission.

             (5) $278,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $285,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $263,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation are provided solely for the workload associated with tax warrants and other state cases filed in Thurston county.

             (6) $200,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for a unified family court pilot program. Of this amount, $150,000 is provided for the costs of establishing the program and $50,000 is provided for costs associated with evaluating the efficacy of the program. The pilot program grant is limited to the 1999-01 biennium. After this time, it is assumed that funding for continuation of the unified family court or expansion to other counties would be provided by local jurisdictions based on the results of the evaluation of the program.

             (7) $130,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $130,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the new judicial positions authorized by Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5036 (superior court judges).

             (8) $132,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $136,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the state's portion of increased costs in the superior court mandatory arbitration program.

             (9) $750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to increase the number of children served by court-appointed special advocates in dependency matters. The office of the administrator for the courts, after consulting with the Washington association of juvenile court administrators and the Washington association of court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem programs, shall distribute the funds to volunteer court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem programs. The distribution of funding shall be based on the number of children who need volunteer court-appointed special advocate representation and shall be equally accessible to all volunteer court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem programs. The administrator for the courts shall not retain more than six percent of total funding to cover administrative or any other agency costs.

             (10) $30,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for the office of the administrator for the courts to convene a task force to review whether there are revisions to existing statutes and court rules which, if implemented, would decrease the likelihood of an inappropriate imposition of the death penalty.

 

             Sec. 104. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 108 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENSE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((12,490,000))

12,080,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((12,990,000))

12,580,000

 

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

             (1) $558,000 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.

             (2) $51,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 1599 (court funding). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (3) Amounts provided from the public safety and education account appropriation in this section include funding for investigative services in death penalty personal restraint petitions.

             (4) The entire general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for a dependency and termination legal representation funding pilot program.

             (a) The goal of the pilot program shall be to enhance the quality of legal representation in dependency and termination hearings, thereby reducing the number of continuances requested by contract attorneys, including those based on the unavailability of defense counsel. To meet the goal, the pilot shall include the following components:

             (i) A maximum caseload requirement of 90 dependency and termination cases per full-time attorney;

             (ii) Implementation of enhanced defense attorney practice standards, including but not limited to those related to reasonable case preparation and the delivery of adequate client advice, as developed by Washington state public defense attorneys and included in the office of public defense December 1999 report Costs of Defense and Children's Representation in Dependency and Termination Hearings;

             (iii) Use of investigative and expert services in appropriate cases; and

             (iv) Effective implementation of indigency screening of all dependency and termination parents, guardians, and legal custodians represented by appointed counsel.

             (b) The pilot program shall be established in one eastern and one western Washington juvenile court.

             (c) The director shall contract for an independent evaluation of the pilot program benefits and costs. An interim evaluation shall be submitted to the governor and fiscal committees of the legislature no later than January 1, 2001. A final evaluation shall be submitted to the governor and the fiscal committees of the legislature no later than ninety days following the close of the 1999-01 fiscal biennium.

             (5) $50,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2491 (DNA testing of offenders). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

             Sec. 105. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 109 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,762,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,720,000

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

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

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((12,315,000))

12,391,600

 

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

             (1) $1,612,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,588,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $700,000 of the water quality account appropriation, and $209,000 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-05.

             (2) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the salmon recovery office to support the efforts of the independent science panel.

             (3) $62,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $63,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely to implement Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5595 or Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2079, establishing the salmon recovery funding board in the office of the governor. If legislation establishing the board is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (4) $3,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5408 (state medal of valor).

 

             Sec. 106. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 111 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,751,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((2,170,000))

2,307,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((3,921,000))

4,058,000

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $328,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $760,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5931 (electronic filing and public access). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided shall lapse.

 

             Sec. 107. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 112 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,043,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((8,399,000))

9,770,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$120,000

Archives and Records Management Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((5,489,000))

5,876,000

Archives and Records Management Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((4,123,000))

4,132,000

Department of Personnel Service Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $681,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((32,855,000))

34,622,000

 

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

             (1) $2,355,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely to reimburse counties for the state's share of primary and general election costs and the costs of conducting mandatory recounts on state measures.

             (2) $3,780,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 ((is)) and $1,621,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to reimburse counties for the state's share of presidential preference primary election costs. For expenses payable in fiscal year 2001, counties shall be reimbursed only for those actual presidential preference primary election costs that the secretary of state validates as eligible for reimbursement.

             (3) $2,106,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($2,663,000)) $2,413,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the verification of initiative and referendum petitions, maintenance of related voter registration records, and the publication and distribution of the voters and candidates pamphlet.

             (4) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for legal advertising of state measures under RCW 29.27.072.

             (5)(a) $1,870,350 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,907,757 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for continuing the contract with a nonprofit organization to produce gavel-to-gavel television coverage of state government deliberations and other events of state-wide significance during the 1999-2001 biennium.

             (b) The funding level for each year of the contract shall be based on the amount provided in this subsection and adjusted to reflect the implicit price deflator for the previous year. The nonprofit organization shall be required to raise contributions or commitments to make contributions, in cash or in kind, in an amount equal to forty percent of the state contribution. The office of the secretary of state may make full or partial payment once all criteria in (a) and (b) of this subsection have been satisfactorily documented.

             (c) The nonprofit organization shall prepare an annual independent audit, an annual financial statement, and an annual report, including benchmarks that measure the success of the nonprofit organization in meeting the intent of the program.

             (d) No portion of any amounts disbursed pursuant to this subsection may be used, directly or indirectly, for any of the following purposes:

             (i) Attempting to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation by the legislature of the state of Washington by any county, city, town, or other political subdivision of the state of Washington, or by the congress, or the adoption or rejection of any rule, standard, rate, or other legislative enactment of any state agency;

             (ii) Making contributions reportable under chapter 42.17 RCW; or

             (iii) Providing any: (A) Gift; (B) honoraria; or (C) travel, lodging, meals, or entertainment to a public officer or employee.

             (6) (($867,000)) $1,252,000 of the archives and records management account--state appropriation is provided solely for operation of the central microfilming bureau under RCW 40.14.020(8).

             (7) $120,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation is provided solely for the Washington quality awards council.

             (8) $20,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the operations of the task force on archaeology and historic preservation. The task force shall develop a single recommendation for consideration by the legislature and the governor on the issue of the location of the office of archaeology and historic preservation within state government. The recommended location shall maximize the office of archaeology and historic preservation's stature, visibility, accessibility, and delivery of service state-wide in the context of its critical role as an important link among downtown and neighborhood revitalization efforts, the cultural tourism movement, rural economic development initiatives, and the preservation of the structures and sites that still remain as the legacy of Washington's rich and diverse heritage. The task force shall consider and include in its recommendation how best both to realize the potential of the office of archaeology and historic preservation to generate revenue from services it could provide in international, national, state, local, and private venues and also how best to achieve adequate funding from all funding sources to assure that the office of archaeology and historic preservation can provide the best possible service to the citizens of the state. There shall be eleven members of the task force as follows: One member shall be the state historic preservation officer or his or her designee; two members shall be representatives of state agencies; two members shall be representatives of local governments; there shall be one representative each from the Washington state historical society, the eastern Washington state historical society, the Washington trust for historic preservation, and Indian tribes; and two members shall be representatives of the private sector who have experience in preservation of historic buildings or archaeological sites or who have particular interest in the issue of preservation of historic buildings and archaeological sites. The state historic preservation officer shall be the chair of the task force. The task force shall report to appropriate committees of the legislature and the governor by January 1, 2001.

             (9) $8,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5408 (state medal of valor).

 

             Sec. 108. 1999 c 309 s 119 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMISSION ON ASIAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $215,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((215,000))

221,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((430,000))

436,000

 

             Sec. 109. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 114 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE CITIZENS' COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  67,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((128,000))

133,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((195,000))

200,000

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and are sufficient for the commission to: (1) Carry out statutorily required public hearings; (2) enter into an agreement with the department of personnel to provide data sharing, research support, and training for commission members and staff; (3) employ part-time staff in fiscal year 2000 to respond to requests for information; and (4) begin full-time staffing in September 2000 to allow for orientation and training for commission members prior to the next salary setting cycle. $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $10,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for office rent for the remainder of the biennium, increased AFRS and consolidated mail costs, general administration consulting services, and unexpected commission meeting costs related to litigation. Future funding for lease costs beyond the current biennium shall be contingent upon the agency's colocation with another agency.

 

             Sec. 110. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 115 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,079,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((4,557,000))

4,527,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,526,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,338,000

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,109,000

Legal Services Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $118,390,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((131,999,000))

131,969,000

 

             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 and the office of financial management shall modify the attorney general billing system to meet the needs of user agencies for greater predictability, timeliness, and explanation of how legal services are being used by the agency. The attorney general shall provide the following information each month to agencies receiving legal services: (a) The full-time equivalent attorney services provided for the month; (b) the full-time equivalent investigator services provided for the month; (c) the full-time equivalent paralegal services provided for the month; and (d) direct legal costs, such as filing and docket fees, charged to the agency for the month.

             (3) $154,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $308,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely for the costs associated with the legal defense and implementation of initiative measures ((No. 695)) approved by the voters in fiscal years 2000 and 2001.

             (4) $486,000 of the legal services revolving account appropriation is provided solely to support activities related to vulnerable adults. Such activities include providing technical assistance for guardianships, financial exploitation cases, protection orders, and providing assistance to police and prosecutors addressing vulnerable adults.

             (5) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for costs associated with enforcing state authority on taxation of liquor with respect to Resolution T-022-00, or any other tax or regulatory ordinances regarding liquor, adopted by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation.

 

             Sec. 111. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 117 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,600,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((13,208,000))

13,350,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((23,340,000))

23,628,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((49,648,000))

50,078,000

 

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

             (1) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely to evaluate and promote the use by state and local agencies of the training facilities at the Hanford reservation.

             (2) Funding in this section provides for a feasibility study to collect Washington enrollment data on distance learning programs sponsored by in-state and out-of-state private institutions in cooperation with the higher education coordinating board and the state board for community and technical colleges. Findings shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature by January 2000.

             (3) $75,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $75,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely to track and administer state and federal funding for salmon recovery allocated by the salmon recovery funding board established under Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5595 or Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2079.

             (4) The office of financial management, in collaboration with the institutions of higher education, the higher education coordinating board, and the state board for community and technical colleges, shall modify state information systems in order to provide consistent data on students engaged in distance learning. Higher education institutions shall provide enrollment information in support of this effort. Reporting on the numbers and categories of students enrolled in distance learning by class level and institutions shall begin by fall term, 2000. Washington independent institutions of higher education are encouraged to participate in this process and to provide distance learner enrollment data.

             (5) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation and $500,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation are provided solely for the commission on early learning. One-half of the amount provided from the general fund--state shall not be expended unless matched by an equal amount from private sources.

             (6) $329,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal 2001 is provided solely to develop a centralized database of social service contract information as recommended by the task force on agency contracting services.

             (7) $689,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for information systems improvements at the department of fish and wildlife, including a network upgrade, purchase of personal computers, and support for agency information systems.

             (8) $795,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for improvements in the basic business practices at the department of fish and wildlife, including budget monitoring, cost accounting, time accounting and payroll systems, and license revenue forecasting.

             (9) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the task force on health care reinsurance established by Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6067 (health insurance coverage). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (10) $285,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the office of financial management to adopt and publish uniform guidelines for the effective and efficient management of personal service contracts and client service contracts by all state agencies, conduct training on these guidelines for agency personnel, and conduct risk-based audits of personal service and client service contracts, as generally described in Second Substitute House Bill No. 2738 (state agency personal service contract practices).

             (a) The guidelines shall, at a minimum, include: (i) Accounting methods, systems, measures, and principles to be used by agencies and contractors; (ii) precontract procedures for selecting potential contractors based on their qualifications and ability to perform; (iii) incorporation of performance measures and measurable benchmarks in contracts, and the use of performance audits; (iv) uniform contract terms to ensure contract performance and compliance with state and federal standards; (v) proper payment and reimbursement methods to ensure that the state receives full value for taxpayer moneys, including cost settlements and cost allowance; (vi) post-contract procedures, including methods for recovering improperly spent or overspent moneys for disallowance and adjustment; (vii) adequate contract remedies and sanctions to ensure compliance; (viii) monitoring, fund tracking, risk assessment, and auditing procedures and requirements; (ix) financial reporting, record retention, and record access procedures and requirements; (x) procedures and criteria for terminating contracts for cause or otherwise; and (xi) other subjects related to effective and efficient contract management.

             (b) The office of financial management shall provide a training course for agency personnel responsible for executing and managing personal service contracts and client service contracts. The course must contain training on effective and efficient contract management under the guidelines established under this subsection.

             (c) The office of financial management shall conduct risk-based audits of the contracting practices associated with individual personal service and client service contracts from multiple state agencies to ensure compliance with the guidelines established in this subsection. The office of financial management shall forward the results of the audits conducted under this subsection to the governor, the appropriate standing committees of the legislature, and the joint legislative audit and review committee.

             (11) $30,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for a review of K-12 regional cost differences. The office of financial management shall conduct research, including a review of existing methods of determining regional cost differences. Regional cost differences shall include, but not be limited to, the cost of renting, leasing, or purchasing housing. The office of financial management shall report findings on cost differences on a regional basis and make recommendations on options for mitigating these differences to the appropriate committees of the house of representatives and senate by December 15, 2000.

             (12) $243,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for an audit of the state ferry capital program. The audit of ferry capital operations shall determine the following: Whether the ferry system is acquiring, protecting, and using its resources economically and efficiently; the causes of inefficiencies or uneconomical practices; and whether the ferry system has complied with laws and regulations governing economy and efficiency. This audit shall build on audits performed by, or under the direction of, the joint legislative audit and review committee on ferry capital operations. In establishing the scope of this audit, the director of financial management shall solicit public comments from interested parties and benchmark the state ferry capital operations to other public and private ferry capital operations. To address the intent of this subsection, the director may contract for specialized expertise. The audit report shall be delivered on or before January 1, 2001, to the governor and to the fiscal committees of the state legislature.

 

             Sec. 112. 1999 c 309 s 130 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

Administrative Hearings Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((20,749,000))

20,880,000

 

             Sec. 113. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 118 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

Department of Personnel Service Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,999,000

Higher Education Personnel Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,640,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,639,000

 

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

             (3) $515,000 of the department of personnel service account appropriation is provided solely for the development and implementation of a new employment application processing system to: Provide for electronic applications via the internet, provide continuous application acceptance, provide increased public access to job openings, allow for single applications for multiple jobs, and provide for scanning of larger applicant databases as job openings arise.

             (4) $190,000 of the department of personnel service account appropriation is provided solely for the expansion of the executive fellowship program.

             (5) $108,000 of the department of personnel service account appropriation is provided solely for increased funding of the administrative expenses of the combined fund drive.

             (6) $52,000 of the department of personnel service account appropriation is provided solely to implement House Bill No. 5432 (retiree charitable deductions). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (7) 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 and to implement plan 3 of the public employees' retirement system. Funding to cover these expenses shall be realized from the agency FICA savings associated with the pretax benefits contributions plan.

 

             Sec. 114. 1999 c 309 s 133 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $216,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((225,000))

234,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((441,000))

450,000

 

             Sec. 115. 1999 c 309 s 134 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMISSION ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $190,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((188,000))

197,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((378,000))

387,000

 

             Sec. 116. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 119 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS--OPERATIONS

Dependent Care Administrative Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$361,000

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((44,608,000))

44,662,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((44,969,000))

45,023,000

 

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

             (1) $92,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 5030 (Washington state patrol surviving spouse retirement). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (2) $259,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 1024 (retirement system option). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (3) $55,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 6012 (investment board fund values). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (4) $22,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5432 (PERS retiree charitable deductions). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (5) $50,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the department to prepare and distribute to state employees information about options under the federal tax code for tax-advantaged retirement savings.

             (6) $3,731,000 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.

             (7) The department shall adjust the retirement systems administrative rate during the 1999-2001 biennium as necessary to provide for law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system employer funding for a study of LEOFF plan 1 medical liabilities by the office of the state actuary.

             (8) $293,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 2604 (survivor options). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (9) $2,879,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6530 (pension enhancements). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (10) $480,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for increased charges for services provided by the department of information systems. The two departments shall submit a report on the causes of the increased charges to the office of financial management no later than September 1, 2000.

 

             Sec. 117. 1999 c 309 s 138 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,998,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((68,171,000))

67,156,000

Timber Tax Distribution Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,893,000

Waste Education/Recycling/Litter Control--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $101,000

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

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

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((143,244,000))

142,229,000

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The department of revenue shall conduct a study and prepare a report of current state and local taxation of the electricity industry and options for changes to avoid revenue loss, promote competitive neutrality, and encourage economic development within the electricity industry. The study shall include an analysis of the following: (1) Current state and local taxation of the wholesale and retail electricity industry, including tax incidence, rate, base, collection, and allocation of taxes; (2) trends in the wholesale and retail electricity markets affecting current and future revenue streams, including power imports and exports by in-state and out-of-state suppliers; (3) The extent to which existing state and local tax laws may be insufficient to protect revenue streams in light of identifiable wholesale and retail market changes; and (4) whether the tax code is adequate to fairly tax new participants in the market such as brokers, marketers, aggregators, and traders. The department shall conduct the study with support from the utilities and transportation commission, the energy division of the department of community, trade, and economic development, and the state auditor. The department shall consult with energy utilities, retail electric customers, local governments, independent power producers, brokers, marketers, traders, other interested parties, and the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees of the senate and the house of representatives with jurisdiction over electricity issues periodically throughout the course of the study, and shall submit its report to the legislature and the governor by December 1, 1999.

 

             Sec. 118. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 124 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,293,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((1,284,000))

1,526,000

Liquor Control Board Construction and Maintenance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . $((9,998,000))

12,883,000

Liquor Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((129,422,000))

130,664,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((141,997,000))

146,366,000

 

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

             (1) $2,804,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely for the agency information technology upgrade. This amount provided in this subsection is conditioned upon satisfying the requirements of section 902 of this act.

             (2) $105,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5712 (motel liquor licenses). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (3) $300,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely for the board to develop a business plan. The board shall provide copies of the plan to the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the legislature by September 30, 1999.

             (4) $1,985,000 of the liquor control board construction and maintenance account appropriation is provided solely for the operation of the temporary distribution center.

             (5) $53,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely to train new enforcement agents. In cooperation with the board, the criminal justice training commission shall establish a training curriculum that is appropriate for liquor enforcement officers. Nothing in this subsection makes liquor officers eligible for membership in the law enforcement and fire fighters' pension systems.

             (6) $2,885,000 of the liquor control board construction and maintenance account appropriation is provided solely for mandatory redemption of certificates of participation used to finance the distribution center and material handling system.

             (7) $242,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for legal services related to the cigarette tobacco tax enforcement program.

             (8) $925,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely for unanticipated expenditures in contract agency vendor commissions caused by increased sales volume.

 

             Sec. 119. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 126 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,889,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((8,344,000))

11,648,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((22,148,000))

22,192,000

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

Enhanced 911 Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((19,507,000))

16,607,000

Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((10,157,000))

12,226,000

Disaster Response Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((46,699,000))

42,566,000

Worker and Community Right to Know Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$285,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((118,267,000))

116,651,000

 

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

             (1) $2,470,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 ((is)) and $3,227,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for deposit in the disaster response account to cover costs pursuant to section 402(9) of this act and subsection (2) of this section.

             (2) (($9,855,000)) $8,787,000 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 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), FEMA disaster 1172 (March 1997 floods), FEMA disaster 1252 (1998 northeast counties floods), and FEMA disaster 1255 (Kelso landslide). The military department may, upon approval of the director of the office of financial management, use portions of the disaster response account--state appropriation to offset costs of new disasters occurring before June 30, 2001. The military department is to submit a report quarterly to the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the house of representatives and senate detailing disaster costs, including: (a) Estimates of total costs; (b) incremental changes from the previous estimate; (c) actual expenditures; (d) estimates of total remaining costs to be paid; and (d) estimates of future payments by biennium. This information is to be displayed by individual disaster by fund, and by type of assistance.

             (3) $100,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $100,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided solely for implementation of the conditional scholarship program pursuant to chapter 28B.103 RCW.

             (4) $35,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $35,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided solely for the north county emergency medical service.

             (5) $302,000 of the disaster response account--state appropriation is provided solely for the costs of activating the national guard during the world trade organization conference in Seattle.

             (6) $4,003,000 of the disaster response account--state appropriation is provided solely for fire mobilization costs.

 

PART II

HUMAN SERVICES

 

             Sec. 201. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 201 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

             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, except as expressly provided in subsection (3) of this section.

             (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)(a) The appropriations to the department of social and health services in this act shall be expended for the programs and in the amounts specified herein. However, after May 1, 2000, unless specifically prohibited by this act, the department may transfer general fund--state appropriations for fiscal year 2000 among programs after approval by the director of financial management. However, the department shall not transfer state moneys that are provided solely for a specified purpose except as expressly provided in subsection (3)(b) of this section.

             (b) After May 1, 2001, after approval by the director of financial management and unless specifically prohibited by this act, the department may transfer moneys among programs, including federal moneys that are provided solely for a specified purpose. However, the department shall not transfer state moneys that are provided for a specified purpose except as expressly provided in subsection (3)(d) of this section.

             (c) To the extent that transfers under subsection (3)(a) of this section are insufficient to fund actual expenditures in excess of fiscal year 2000 caseload forecasts and utilization assumptions in the medical assistance, long-term care, foster care, adoption support, voluntary placement, and child support programs, the department may transfer state moneys that are provided solely for a specified purpose after approval by the director of financial management.

             (((c))) (d) To the extent that transfers under subsection (3)(b) of this section are insufficient to fund actual expenditures in excess of fiscal year 2001 caseload forecasts and utilization assumptions in the medical assistance, long-term care, foster care, adoption support, and child support programs, the department may transfer state moneys that are provided solely for a specified purpose after approval by the director of financial management.

             (e) The director of financial management shall notify the appropriate fiscal committees of the senate and house of representatives in writing prior to approving any allotment modifications.

 

             Sec. 202. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 202 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $196,694,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((214,000,000))

210,463,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((355,146,000))

354,027,000

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

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,194,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $457,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((770,891,000))

766,235,000

 

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

             (1) $594,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,964,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $195,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 5557 (the HOPE act) or sections 10 through 29 of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1493. If neither bill is enacted by June 30, 1999, the funds shall be provided for:

             (a) The department to contract for 10 temporary residential placements, for up to 30 days, for street youth by June 30, 2000, and for 29 temporary residential placements for street youth by June 30, 2001. These street youth ((shall be sixteen to eighteen years old who are dependents of the state, and)) are persons under the age of eighteen who live outdoors or in other unsafe locations not intended for occupancy by a minor((, and whose permanency plan of care does not include return to home or family reunification. The department shall contact the missing children's clearinghouse regarding these youth. The department may approve placements for fourteen and fifteen-year olds who also meet these criteria. Youth who receive these placements may receive one or more of the following services: Educational services, vocational training, job readiness assistance, job search assistance, chemical dependency treatment, and counseling)) and who are not residing with a parent or at their legally authorized residence; and

             (b) For the department to contract for 10 residential placements for dependent youth by June 30, 2000, and for 29 residential placements for youth by June 30, 2001. These youth shall be aged sixteen through eighteen who live outdoors or in unsafe locations not intended for occupancy by a minor, and whose permanency plan does not include return to home or family reunification. These placements may be available to youth up to eighteen years of age. Youth who receive these placements shall receive training related to one or more of the following: Basic education, employment, money management and other skills that will assist the youth in developing independent living skills.

             (2) $2,191,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation, $2,191,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation, and $1,540,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the category of services titled "intensive family preservation services." The reduction in funds assumed in this section is intended to realign the appropriation with actual service levels and expenditures and is not intended to reduce the current level of intensive family preservation services across the state.

             (3) $670,925 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $670,925 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided to contract for the operation of one pediatric interim care facility. The facility shall provide residential care for up to thirteen 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 shall also 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.

             (4) $513,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $513,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided for up to three nonfacility-based programs for the training, consultation, support, and recruitment of biological, foster, and adoptive parents of children through age three in need of special care as a result of substance abuse by their mothers, except that each program may serve up to three medically fragile nonsubstance-abuse-affected children. In selecting nonfacility-based programs, preference shall be given to programs whose federal or private funding sources have expired or that have successfully performed under the existing pediatric interim care program.

             (5) $140,000 of the fiscal year 2001 state general fund appropriation is provided solely for the department to establish and maintain a toll-free telephone number and an electronic on-line system for communication of information regarding child day-care centers and family day-care providers. This number shall be available during standard business hours, and during nonbusiness hours callers shall be able to leave messages. The number shall be published in reasonably available printed and electronic media. The number shall be easily identifiable as a method that callers may use to determine whether a day-care provider is licensed, determine whether a day-care provider is in good standing regarding licensing requirements, determine the general nature of enforcement actions against the provider, obtain information on how to report suspected or observed noncompliance with licensing requirements, obtain information on how to report health, safety, and welfare concerns, receive follow-up assistance including information on the office of the family and children's ombudsman, and receive referral information on other agencies or entities that may be of further assistance to the caller. Upon request, the department shall disclose the receipt, general nature, current status and resolution of all complaints on record with the department after the effective date of this section against a child day-care center or family day-care provider that result in an enforcement action. The department shall make available to the public during business hours all inspection reports and notices of enforcement actions involving child day-care centers and family day-care providers consistent with chapter 42.17 RCW. The department shall include in the inspection report a statement of the corrective measures taken by the center or provider.

             (6) $2,311,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation, $2,370,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation, and $4,182,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely for the family policy council and community public health and safety networks.

             (7) $90,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $91,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $64,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 1619 (foster parent reimbursements). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (8) $121,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $101,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $80,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1668 (foster parent training). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (9) $213,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $93,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $78,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to implement Second Substitute House Bill No. 1692 or sections 1 through 7 of Senate Bill No. 5127 (child abuse investigations). If neither of these bills is enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (10) $348,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for the department to determine the character of persons who have unsupervised access to children in care, including exempt child care providers defined in RCW 74.15.020, through a conviction record and pending charges check at the Washington state patrol, in order to authorize payment for care. If a check through the Washington state patrol or the federal bureau of investigation has been completed within the preceding year of the department's request, the department may rely upon the previous check for persons who confirm no offenses have been committed within the last year. Further, the appropriation is provided to the department to implement a waiver process and administrative hearing review process for exempt child care providers whose background check may otherwise disqualify them. This subsection does not establish any obligation, duty, or cause of action.

             (11) $457,000 of the public safety and education account is provided to train service providers in serving and advocating for domestic violence victims with disabilities, monitor batterer treatment programs for compliance with certification standards, fund domestic violence services to underserved populations, and support the fatality review process.

             (12) $2,214,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $686,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for an increase in the combined adoption support and foster care caseloads. Of the amounts provided in this subsection, $1,107,000 shall not be expended if the total expenditures for these programs or per capita expenditures for fiscal year 2000 or for the first quarter of fiscal year 2001 for any portion of these caseloads exceed the November 1999 expenditure forecast and the department does not provide a detailed report comparing the forecasted and actual expenditures per case by rate payment category and the reasons for each overexpenditure by December 1, 2000, to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature.

             (13) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for allocation, without deduction for administrative costs by the department, to the educational institute for rural families to ensure continued seasonal child care in region two of the department. These funds are not intended to supplant the contracted rate of reimbursement or the total reimbursement for the provision of seasonal child care by this provider.

             (14) $174,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for a foster parent retention pilot program. This program will be directed at foster parents caring for children who act out sexually, as described in House Bill No. 2709 (foster parent retention program).

             (15) The amounts provided in this section are sufficient to implement Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6400 (domestic violence).

 

             Sec. 203. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 203 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--JUVENILE REHABILITATION PROGRAM

             (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,379,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((38,283,000))

35,408,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((9,732,000))

9,884,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$380,000

Juvenile Accountability Incentive Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,548,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,700,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((20,977,000))

19,871,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((121,999,000))

118,170,000

 

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

             (a) $666,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation is provided solely for deposit in the county criminal justice assistance account for costs to the criminal justice system associated with the implementation of chapter 338, Laws of 1997 (juvenile code revisions). The amounts provided in this subsection are intended to provide funding for county adult court costs associated with the implementation of chapter 338, Laws of 1997 and shall be distributed in accordance with RCW 82.14.310.

             (b) $5,742,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 338, Laws of 1997 (juvenile code revisions). The amounts provided in this subsection are intended to provide funding for county impacts associated with the implementation of chapter 338, Laws of 1997 and shall be distributed to counties as prescribed in the current consolidated juvenile services (CJS) formula.

             (c) $1,161,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,162,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $5,000,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation, and $177,000 of the juvenile accountability incentive account--federal appropriation are provided solely to implement community juvenile accountability grants pursuant to chapter 338, Laws of 1997 (juvenile code revisions). Funds provided in this subsection may be used solely for community juvenile accountability grants, administration of the grants, and evaluations of programs funded by the grants.

             (d) $2,419,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation is provided solely to implement alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs for locally committed offenders. The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall award these moneys on a competitive basis to counties that submitted a plan for the provision of 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.

             (e) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for juvenile rehabilitation administration to contract with the institute for public policy for responsibilities assigned in chapter 338, Laws of 1997 (juvenile code revisions).

             (f) The juvenile rehabilitation administration, in consultation with the juvenile court administrators, may agree on a formula to allow the transfer of funds among amounts appropriated for consolidated juvenile services, community juvenile accountability act grants, the chemically dependent disposition alternative, and the special sex offender disposition alternative.

             (g) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for a contract for expanded services of the teamchild project.

             (h) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for the Skagit county delinquency prevention project.

             (i) $350,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $735,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $229,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, and $673,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted service providers. It is the legislature's intent that these amounts be used primarily to increase compensation for persons employed in direct, front-line service delivery.

             (j) No later than January 1, 2001, the Washington state institute for public policy shall report to the legislature on the outcomes of low and moderate risk juvenile rehabilitation administration offenders who were released without supervision compared to those who were released with supervision. The study shall compare both the recidivism rates as well as the nature of any new criminal offenses each group commits. The legislature shall consider the results of this study in making any decision to continue or revise parole services for this group of offenders.

             (k) $16,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $16,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5214 (firearms on school property). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse. The amounts provided in this subsection are intended to provide funding for county impacts associated with the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5214 and shall be distributed to counties as prescribed in the current consolidated juvenile services (CJS) formula.

             (l) $3,440,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $3,441,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for distribution to county juvenile court administrators to fund the costs of processing truancy, children in need of services, and at-risk youth petitions. The department shall not retain any portion of these funds to cover administrative or any other departmental costs. The department, in conjunction with the juvenile court administrators, shall develop an equitable funding distribution formula. The formula shall neither reward counties with higher than average per-petition processing costs nor shall it penalize counties with lower than average per-petition processing costs.

             (m) $6,000,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for distribution to county juvenile court administrators to fund the costs of processing truancy, children in need of services, and at-risk youth petitions. To the extent that distributions made under (l) and (m) of this subsection and pursuant to section 801 of this act exceed actual costs of processing truancy, children in need of services, and at-risk youth petitions, the department, in consultation with the respective juvenile court administrator and the county, may approve expenditure of funds provided in this subsection on other costs of the civil or criminal justice system. When this occurs, the department shall notify the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees. The department shall not retain any portion of these funds to cover administrative or any other departmental costs. The department, in conjunction with the juvenile court administrators, shall develop an equitable funding distribution formula. The formula shall neither reward counties with higher than average per petition processing costs nor shall it penalize counties with lower than average per petition processing costs.

             (n) $4,700,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for distribution to counties pursuant to stipulation and agreed-to order of dismissal in Thurston county superior court case number 98-2-02458. The department shall not retain any portion of these funds to cover administrative or any other departmental costs.

             (o) The distributions made under (l), (m), and (n) of this subsection and distributions from the county criminal justice assistance account made pursuant to section 801 of this act constitute appropriate reimbursement for costs for any new programs or increased level of service for purposes of RCW 43.135.060.

             (p) Each quarter during the 1999-01 fiscal biennium, each county shall report the number of petitions processed and the total actual costs of processing the petitions in each of the following categories: Truancy, children in need of services, and at-risk youth. Counties shall submit the reports to the department no later than 45 days after the end of the quarter. The department shall forward this information to the chair and ranking minority member of the house of representatives appropriations committee and the senate ways and means committee no later than 60 days after a quarter ends. These reports are deemed informational in nature and are not for the purpose of distributing funds.

             (q) $31,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation is provided solely for the evaluation of the juvenile offender co-occurring disorder pilot program implemented pursuant to section 204 of this 2000 act.

 

             (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,815,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((48,061,000))

44,022,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$740,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((15,282,000))

14,645,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((110,898,000))

106,222,000

 

             The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $37,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $74,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted service providers. It is the legislature's intent that these amounts be used primarily to increase compensation for persons employed in direct, front-line service delivery.

 

             (3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,419,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,421,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $317,000

Juvenile Accountability Incentive Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,100,000

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

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,678,000

 

             Sec. 204. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 205 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

 

             (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES/REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORKS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $165,723,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((179,190,000))

184,775,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((305,644,000))

311,421,000

General Fund--Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,827,000

Health Services Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,225,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((653,609,000))

664,971,000

 

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

             (a) Regional support networks shall use portions of the general fund--state appropriation for implementation of working agreements with the vocational rehabilitation program which will maximize the use of federal funding for vocational programs.

             (b) From the general fund--state appropriations in this subsection, the secretary of social and health services shall assure 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.

             (c) $711,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $757,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.

             (d) $64,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for regional support networks to participate in prerelease treatment planning and to conduct involuntary commitment evaluations, as required by Substitute Senate Bill No. 5011 (mentally ill offenders). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, these amounts shall lapse.

             (e) $5,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $466,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for case management and other community support services, as authorized by Substitute Senate Bill No. 5011 (mentally ill offenders). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, these amounts shall lapse.

             (f) Within funds appropriated in this subsection, the department shall contract with the Clark county regional support network for development and operation of a pilot project demonstrating new and collaborative methods for providing intensive mental health services in the school setting for severely emotionally disturbed children who are medicaid eligible. Project services are to be delivered by teachers and teaching assistants who qualify as, or who are under the supervision of, mental health professionals meeting the requirements of WAC 275-57. The department shall increase medicaid payments to the regional support network by the amount necessary to cover the necessary and allowable costs of the demonstration, not to exceed the upper payment limit specified for the regional support network in the department's medicaid waiver agreement with the federal government. The regional support network shall provide the department with (i) periodic reports on project service levels, methods, and outcomes; (ii) protocols, guidelines, and handbooks suitable for use by other school districts and regional support networks seeking to replicate the pilot project's approach; and (iii) intergovernmental transfer equal to the state share of the increased medicaid payment provided for operation of this project.

             (g) $47,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $47,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided for implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5214 (firearms on school premises). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided shall lapse.

             (h) The general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 includes $1,891,000 to replace federal funding for outpatient services which is no longer available due to the reduction in the federal medical assistance percentage. The department shall distribute these additional state funds among the regional support networks according to each regional support network's capitation rate by eligibility category.

             (i) The appropriations in this subsection include an increase in funding for medicaid outpatient services as a result of the forecasted increase in the number of persons eligible for medicaid over the number previously budgeted. The department shall distribute these additional appropriations among the regional support networks according to each regional support network's capitation rate by eligibility category.

             (j) The health services account appropriation is provided solely for implementation of strategies which the department and the affected regional support networks conclude will best assure continued availability of community-based inpatient psychiatric services in all areas of the state. Such strategies may include, but are not limited to, emergency contracts for continued operation of inpatient facilities otherwise at risk of closure because of demonstrated, disproportionate uncompensated care; start-up grants for development of evaluation and treatment facilities; and increases in the rate paid for inpatient psychiatric services for medically indigent and/or general assistance for the unemployed patients. The funds provided in this subsection must be: (i)(A) Prioritized for use in those areas of the state which are at greatest risk of lacking sufficient inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity; (B) prioritized for use by those hospitals which do not receive low-income disproportionate share hospital payments as of the date of application for funding; (C) matched on a one-quarter local, three-quarters state basis by funding from the regional support network or networks in the area in which the funds are expended; and (D) used to support strategies which can be sustained during the 2001-03 biennium at a state cost no more than 100 percent greater than the amount provided in this subsection. Payments from the amount provided in this subsection shall not be made to any provider that has not agreed((: (ii)(A))) that, except for prospective rate increases, the payment shall offset, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, any liability that may be established against the state for the rate of state reimbursement for inpatient psychiatric care((; and (B) that the provider will maintain or enhance its inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity throughout the period ending June 30, 2001, or for the duration of the funding, whichever is later)). The funds provided in this subsection shall not be considered "available resources" as defined in RCW 71.24.025 and are not subject to the distribution formula established pursuant to RCW 71.24.035.

             (k) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2663 (atypical antipsychotic medications). If Substitute House Bill No. 2663 is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. Prior to implementing the projects established in the bill, the department shall report to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature on proposed medication delivery and monitoring systems and arrangements for obtaining manufacturer discounts or rebates. No more than $175,000 of the funds provided in this subsection may be used for state and contractor start-up, evaluation, and administration of the projects, and no more than $100,000 of that amount may be for ongoing costs which continue beyond fiscal year 2001. The department may transfer and allot the state component of such administrative costs to its mental health program support subprogram. The funds provided in this subsection shall not be considered "available resources" as defined in RCW 71.24.025 and are not subject to the distribution formula established pursuant to RCW 71.24.035.

 

             (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,797,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((72,279,000))

71,919,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((141,129,000))

140,780,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,809,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((313,014,000))

312,305,000

 

             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 health program at Western state hospital shall continue to use labor provided by the Tacoma prerelease program of the department of corrections.

             (c) The department shall use general fund--local appropriations in this subsection to establish a third-party revenue incentive pool, which shall be used for staff-initiated projects which will increase the quality of care at the state hospitals. For fiscal year 2000, the incentive pool shall be (i) the first $200,000 by which revenues from third-party payers exceed $28,000,000; and (ii) fifty percent of any amounts beyond $28,200,000, up to a maximum of $500,000. For fiscal year 2001, the incentive pool shall be (iii) the first $350,000 by which third-party revenues exceed $28,480,000; and (iv) fifty percent of any amounts beyond $28,830,000, up to a maximum of $700,000. For purposes of this subsection, "third-party revenues" does not include disproportionate share hospital payments or the federal share of salaries and benefit allocations. The department may establish separate incentive pools for each hospital. The department may also divide the annual revenue target into quarterly goals, and make funds available from the incentive pool on a quarterly basis.

             (d) $444,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,866,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $196,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation, and $157,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided for improved, more specialized care for persons with developmental disabilities during their treatment for a psychiatric illness at the state hospitals.

             (e) By March 1, 2001, the department shall modify the treatment approach on at least two state hospital wards to more cost-effective models of care. The models shall place greater emphasis upon community transition, or upon long-term support, than upon intensive psychiatric rehabilitation for residents for whom such an alternative model of care is determined appropriate by their treatment team. The alternative treatment approaches may include closure of a ward and use of hospital staff to provide transitional community services, in coordination with the regional support networks.

 

             (3) CIVIL COMMITMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,895,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((11,940,000))

13,275,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,000,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((36,835,000))

38,170,000

 

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

             (a) The department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by October 1, 1999, on plans for increasing the efficiency of staffing patterns at the civil commitment center sufficiently to operate within authorized staffing and expenditure levels.

             (b) The violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation is provided solely for deposit into the state building and construction account for design and construction of a new special commitment center facility (capital project 00-2-001). These funds shall not be transferred for other purposes as otherwise provided in section 201(3)(b) of this act. The amount provided in this subsection is subject to the review and allotment procedures under sections 902 and 903 of chapter 379, Laws of 1999. In accordance with section 909 of chapter 379, Laws of 1999, the department of corrections is responsible for project management.

 

             (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $444,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $443,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,282,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,169,000

 

             (5) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,612,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((2,706,000))

2,688,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((3,227,000))

3,220,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((8,545,000))

8,520,000

 

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

             (a) By December 1, 1999, the department shall provide the fiscal committees of the legislature with an independent assessment of options for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of current systems and organizational structures for billing third-party payers for hospital services.

             (b) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $120,000 of the general fund federal appropriation are provided solely for the institute for public policy to evaluate the impacts of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5011 (mentally ill offenders), and of chapter 297, Laws of 1998 (commitment of mentally ill persons). If Substitute Senate Bill No. 5011 is not enacted by June 30, 1999, one-half of each of these amounts shall lapse.

 

             Sec. 205. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 206 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

 

             (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $185,473,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((205,593,000))

212,352,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((325,535,000))

326,295,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $262,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((716,863,000))

724,382,000

 

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

             (a) The health services account appropriation and $127,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for health care benefits for home care workers with family incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level who are employed through state contracts for twenty hours per week or more. Premium payments for individual provider home care workers shall be made only to the subsidized basic health plan. Home care agencies may obtain coverage either through the basic health plan or through an alternative plan with substantially equivalent benefits.

             (b) $3,100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $4,650,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $8,250,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to increase services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. These funds shall be expended in accordance with priorities established by the stakeholder advisory group established in accordance with chapter 216, Laws of 1998 (developmental disabilities), except that (i) at least 50 percent of these amounts must be used to increase the number of people receiving residential, employment, family support, or other direct services; (ii) the services and supports must be designed and implemented such that the cost of continuing them in the 2001-03 biennium does not exceed $19.2 million, of which no more than $9.3 million is from state funds; and (iii) strong consideration shall be given to the need for increased wages for direct care workers in contracted residential programs.

             (c) $413,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,172,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $694,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for employment, or other day activities and training programs, for young people who complete their high school curriculum in 1999 or 2000.

             (d) $1,919,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $6,673,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $7,361,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to improve services for persons with developmental disabilities who would otherwise be at risk of needing involuntary commitment to or prolonged treatment at state psychiatric hospitals. The department shall use these funds to enhance the community crisis response system managed by regional support networks, improve crisis prevention and stabilization services through the developmental disabilities community services system, and expand community residential capacity for persons with developmental disabilities who are ready for discharge from state psychiatric hospitals. Funding for community residential capacity is sufficient to move a biennium total of 48 patients out of the state hospitals at a reasonable pace by June 30, 2001. The department shall manage the intensity of services provided so that the average cost per day does not exceed $300 per person placed in this expanded community residential capacity. The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature progress towards implementing this subsection after each calendar quarter. The legislature finds that, in addition to the appropriations in this subsection for improvements in services to persons with developmental disabilities who are committed to the custody of the secretary under chapter 71.05 RCW, it is necessary to study long-term treatment alternatives and their legal, fiscal, and policy implications. Therefore, the department shall provide a report to the ways and means committee of the senate and the appropriations committee of the house of representatives by December 1, 2000, containing options and recommendations for secure treatment programs. The report shall identify various treatment models that could be implemented and various types and locations of secure facilities, both state-owned and leased, in which programs could be sited, together with the department's recommendations. The report shall evaluate the potential for siting such programs on the grounds of existing state residential habilitation centers. The report shall also include analysis of advantages and disadvantages associated with contracting for some or all of the new program options identified. The report shall evaluate the options based on short-term and long-term costs, client and community security, efficiency of coordination with other service delivery systems, and how they address specific legal issues. In developing this report, the department shall invite participation by representatives of the Washington protection and advocacy system (WPAS), and shall include in the report WPAS' position on options and recommendations submitted by the department and any additional recommendations made by WPAS. The legislature recognizes a need to improve long-term services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities who are undergoing involuntary treatment under chapter 71.05 RCW. The legislature is committed to providing resources necessary to address issues in the U.S. District Court case of Allen v. Western State Hospital.

             (e) $513,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,421,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $2,033,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided to develop and operate secure residential and day program placements for persons who seem likely to pose a significant risk to the public safety if their current residential arrangement were to continue.

             (f) $209,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $664,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $939,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided to increase wages as required by Initiative No. 688 (state minimum wage) for contracted adult family homes, adult residential care facilities, hourly and daily family support providers, and hourly attendant care providers.

             (g) $1,978,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $4,475,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $6,989,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to increase compensation for individual and agency home care workers. Payments to individual providers are to be increased from $6.18 per hour to $6.68 per hour on July 1, 1999, and to $7.18 per hour on July 1, 2000. Payments to agency providers are to be increased to $11.97 per hour on July 1, 1999, and to $12.62 per hour on July 1, 2000. All but 14 cents per hour of the July 1, 1999, increase to agency providers, and all but 15 cents per hour of the additional July 1, 2000, increase is to be used to increase wages for direct care workers. The appropriations in this subsection also include the funds needed for the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the increase.

             (h) Within amounts appropriated in this subsection, the developmental disabilities program shall contract for a pilot program to test an alternative service delivery model for persons with autism. The department must use a competitive process to determine the site of the pilot. The pilot program must be time-limited and subject to an evaluation of client outcomes to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the pilot program compared to the standard service model for persons with autism.

             (i) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $160,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for increased family support services and related case management support.

 

             (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $66,076,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((67,478,000))

66,904,000

 

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((146,482,000))

145,834,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,227,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((290,263,000))

289,041,000

 

             (3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,431,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,435,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,080,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,946,000

 

             (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,007,000

 

             Sec. 206. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 207 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--AGING AND ADULT SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $446,025,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((475,043,000))

477,355,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((979,301,000))

977,522,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,910,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((2,104,000))

3,167,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((1,906,383,000))

1,907,979,000

 

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

             (1) The entire health services account appropriation, (($2,118,000)) $4,756,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, $923,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, and (($958,000)) $1,019,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for health care benefits for home care workers who are employed through state contracts for at least twenty hours per week. Premium payments for individual provider home care workers shall be made only to the subsidized basic health plan. Home care agencies may obtain coverage either through the basic health plan or through an alternative plan with substantially equivalent benefits.

             (2) $1,640,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,640,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, plus the associated vendor rate increase for each year, are provided solely for operation of the volunteer chore services program.

             (3) For purposes of implementing Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1484 (nursing home payment rates), the weighted average nursing facility payment rate for fiscal year 2000 shall be no more than $10.85 for the capital portion of the rate and no more than $108.20 for the noncapital portion of the rate. For fiscal year 2001, the weighted average nursing facility payment rate shall be no more than $11.44 for the capital portion of the rate and no more than (($111.21)) $111.84 for the noncapital portion of the rate. These rates include vendor rate increases, but exclude nurse's aide training.

             (4) In addition to the rates set forth in subsection (3), $286,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $310,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for supplemental rate adjustments for certain nursing facilities. In accordance with RCW 74.46.431, the department shall use these funds to apply an additional economic trends and conditions adjustment factor to the rate of any facility whose total rate allocation would otherwise be less than its April 1, 1999, total rate, adjusted for case-mix changes. This supplemental adjustment factor shall be the percentage by which the facility's April 1, 1999, rate would otherwise exceed the rate calculated in accordance with chapter 74.46 RCW and subsection (3) of this section, except that (a) no adjustment shall be provided for any amounts by which a facility's rate is lower due to a reduction in its facility-average medicaid case-mix score; and (b) the adjustment factor shall be reduced proportionately for all facilities by the percentage by which total supplemental payments would otherwise exceed the funds provided for such payments in this subsection. This subsection applies only to rates paid for services provided between July 1, 1999, and March 31, 2000.

             (5) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for payments to any nursing facility licensed under chapter 18.51 RCW which meets all of the following criteria: (a) The nursing home entered into an arm's length agreement for a facility lease prior to January 1, 1980; (b) the lessee purchased the leased nursing home after January 1, 1980; and (c) the lessor defaulted on its loan or mortgage for the assets of the home after January 1, 1991, and prior to January 1, 1992. Payments provided pursuant to this subsection shall not be subject to the settlement, audit, or rate-setting requirements contained in chapter 74.46 RCW.

             (6) Funds are appropriated in this section to increase compensation for individual and for agency home care providers. Payments to individual home care providers are to be increased from $6.18 per hour to $6.68 per hour on July 1, 1999, and to $7.18 per hour on July 1, 2000. Payments to agency providers are to increase to $11.97 per hour on July 1, 1999, and to $12.62 per hour on July 1, 2000. All but 14 cents per hour of the July 1, 1999, increase to agency providers, and all but 15 cents per hour of the additional July 1, 2000, increase is to be used to increase wages for direct care workers. The appropriations in this subsection also include the funds needed for the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the increase.

             (7) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $280,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for enhancement and integration of existing management information systems to (a) provide data at the local office level on service utilization, costs, and recipient characteristics; and (b) reduce the staff time devoted to data entry.

             (8) The department of social and health services shall provide access and choice to consumers of adult day health services for the purposes of nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychosocial therapy. Adult day health services shall not be considered a duplication of services for persons receiving care in long-term care settings licensed under chapter 18.20, 72.36, or 70.128 RCW.

             (9) $1,452,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,528,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $2,980,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1546 (in-home care services). If Second Substitute House Bill No. 1546 is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (10) $610,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2454 (caregiver support). If Substitute House Bill No. 2454 is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (11) $8,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $131,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $139,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2637 (background checks). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

             Sec. 207. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 208 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--ECONOMIC SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             427,742,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((410,913,000))

421,371,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((1,229,774,000))

1,226,044,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30,807,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((2,099,236,000))

2,105,964,000

 

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

             (1) $284,083,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $268,114,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $1,140,342,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, and $28,371,000 of the general fund--local appropriation are provided solely for the WorkFirst program and child support operations. WorkFirst expenditures include TANF grants, diversion services, subsidized child care, employment and training, other WorkFirst related services, allocated field services operating costs, and allocated economic services program administrative costs. Within the amounts provided in this subsection, the department shall:

             (a) Continue to implement WorkFirst program improvements that are designed to achieve progress against outcome measures specified in RCW 74.08A.410. Valid outcome measures of job retention and wage progression shall be developed and reported quarterly to appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature for families who leave assistance, measured after 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months. An increased attention to job retention and wage progression is necessary to emphasize the legislature's goal that the WorkFirst program succeed in helping recipients gain long-term economic independence and not cycle on and off public assistance. The wage progression measure shall report the median percentage increase in quarterly earnings and hourly wage after 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months. The wage progression report shall also report the percent with earnings above one hundred percent and two hundred percent of the federal poverty level. The report shall compare former WorkFirst participants with similar workers who did not participate in WorkFirst. The department shall also report percentage of families who have returned to temporary assistance for needy families after 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months.

             (b) Develop informational materials that educate families about the difference between cash assistance and work support benefits. These materials must explain, among other facts, that the benefits are designed to support their employment, that there are no time limits on the receipts of work support benefits, and that immigration or residency status will not be affected by the receipt of benefits. These materials shall be posted in all community service offices and distributed to families. Materials must be available in multiple languages. When a family leaves the temporary assistance for needy families program, receives cash diversion assistance, or withdraws a temporary assistance for needy families application, the department of social and health services shall educate them about the difference between cash assistance and work support benefits and offering them the opportunity to begin or to continue receiving work support benefits, so long as they are eligible. The department shall provide this information through in-person interviews, over the telephone, and/or through the mail. Work support benefits include food stamps, medicaid for all family members, medicaid or state children's health insurance program for children, and child care assistance. The department shall report annually to the legislature the number of families who have had exit interviews, been reached successfully by phone, and sent mail. The report shall also include the percentage of families who elect to continue each of the benefits and the percentage found ineligible by each substantive reason code. A substantive reason code shall not be "other." The report shall identify barriers to informing families about work support benefits and describe existing and future actions to overcome such barriers.

             (c) Provide $500,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $500,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 for continuation of the WorkFirst evaluation conducted by the joint legislative audit and review committee.

             (d) Report to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2000, how the new federal child support incentive system can be used to maximize federal incentive payments and to support the greatest achievement of WorkFirst program goals. In the event that the department earns federal child support incentive payments in excess of amounts budgeted, the department shall use one-half of those additional funds to offset general fund--state allotments and one-half of those additional funds to improve child support services. The department shall also work with the Washington state association of county clerks to identify ways to protect the confidentiality of social security numbers on court documents needed by the child support enforcement system while ensuring the reliability of this information without significantly increasing the cost to administer the child support system. The department shall report its recommendations for protecting the confidentiality of social security numbers to appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2000.

             (e) Provide up to $500,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation to the office of financial management for a study of rate setting methods and policy for subsidized child care, the best method for coordinating and consolidating child care and early education programs currently funded by state government, and for a review of the various state programs for low-income families with children. The child care rate study shall analyze the effects of rate setting policy on the affordability and quality of the overall child care market. The child care and early education program study shall evaluate how current programs may be coordinated and consolidated to provide the most efficient level of administration, grant funding, and increased accessibility by families who are served by these programs. The study of state programs for low-income families shall compare and contrast eligibility and access to these programs and identify ways to coordinate or consolidate these programs to reduce administrative costs and improve access. The office shall submit a report to the department of social and health services and the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2000.

             (f) Convene a working group that includes stakeholders and recipients of public assistance to establish basic customer service performance measures and goals. The customer service measures and goals will seek to make support for working families a priority. Customer service measures and goals may include, but are not limited to: Hours of operation that allow working families to get services without missing work, reduced wait times, systems for answering and returning phone calls in a timely manner, access to benefits that support work, access to job training and education, and, access to services for families with limited literacy or English skills, and families with special needs. The department shall report to the legislature by January 2001 the establishment of customer service measures and goals, and the departmental actions to assure the goals are being met.

             (g) Use existing flexibility in federal and state welfare laws and regulations to support, on a limited basis, longer education and training plans that have a strong likelihood to lead to long-term economic independence for recipient.

             (h) Provide up to $1,400,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for after-school care for middle school youth through programs such as those described in House Bill No. 2530 (after-school care).

             (i) Provide up to $2,710,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for training and technical assistance for child care providers seeking training to enable them to competently serve children with special needs as described in House Bill No. 2869 (child care provider training).

             (j) Provide $230,000, or as much thereof as may be necessary, to the department of health to expand the vasectomy project to temporary assistance for needy families clients and their partners until such time as a federal family planning waiver is granted that will cover these services.

             (k) Ensure that funds provided in this subsection to implement policies that disregard or exempt a portion of recipients' income are designed to achieve stated WorkFirst program goals and outcomes. Income disregards are effective incentives to help WorkFirst families move towards economic independence. Income disregard policy shall not discriminate based on who the specific employer is.

             (2) $43,408,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($43,386,000)) $46,420,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for cash assistance and other services to recipients in the general assistance--unemployable program. Within these amounts, the department may expend funds for services that assist recipients to reduce their dependence on public assistance, provided that expenditures for these services and cash assistance do not exceed funds provided. The department shall by July 1, 2000, begin using federal funds provided in subsection (1) of this section, as allowed by federal rules, for the costs of providing income assistance to children with court-appointed guardians or court-appointed custodians.

             (3) $5,444,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $5,632,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the food assistance program for legal immigrants. The level of benefits shall be equivalent to the benefits provided by the federal food stamp program.

             (4) RCW 74.08A.280 permits the department to develop contracts for state-wide welfare-to-work services. Within amounts available in this section, the department shall provide progress reports on the use of such contracting to the fiscal committees of the legislature by January 1, 2001. Each of these reports shall describe the number of current contracts for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) or WorkFirst services that the department has with community social service providers and a description of the services being provided through each of those contracts.

             (5) The legislature finds that, since the passage of the federal personal responsibility and work opportunity act in 1997, Washington's public assistance population has declined dramatically, and that the currently appropriated level for the temporary assistance for needy families program is sufficient for the 1999-01 biennium. The legislature further finds that federal funding for the temporary assistance for needy families program may decrease after the current five-year block grant has expired. The legislature declares that at least $60,000,000 of the year-end balance in the federal TANF grant shall be held in reserve by the office of financial management at the close of the 1999-01 biennium.

 

             Sec. 208. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 209 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,338,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((22,101,000))

22,066,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((90,373,000))

90,364,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,204,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,102,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $77,150,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((219,268,000))

219,224,000

 

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

             (1) $1,960,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,960,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for expansion of 50 drug and alcohol treatment beds for persons committed under RCW 70.96A.140. Patients meeting the commitment criteria of RCW 70.96A.140 but who voluntarily agree to treatment in lieu of commitment shall also be eligible for treatment in these additional treatment beds. The department shall develop specific placement criteria for these expanded treatment beds to ensure that this new treatment capacity is prioritized for persons incapacitated as a result of chemical dependency and who are also high utilizers of hospital services.

             (2) $18,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $88,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $116,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for activities related to chemical dependency services under subsection 202(1) of this act. If that subsection is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (3) $1,444,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,484,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $330,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided for implementation of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5480 (drug-affected infants) or sections 1 through 17 of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1574. If legislation expanding services to prevent drug-affected infants is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall be provided solely for the development and implementation of comprehensive programs for alcohol and drug abusing mothers and their young children. The pilot programs shall be implemented in several locations, including at least one rural location. The pilot programs shall also be supported with TANF funds provided in section 208 of this act as a way to reduce prolonged dependency on public assistance for program participants.

             (4) $442,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for drug courts that have a net loss of federal grant funding from fiscal year 2000 to fiscal year 2001. The legislature finds that drug courts reduce criminal justice costs for both state and local governments. This appropriation is intended to cover approximately one-half of the lost federal funding. It is the intent of the legislature to provide state assistance to counties to cover a part of lost federal funding for drug courts for a maximum of three years.

 

             Sec. 209. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 210 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $744,327,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((834,864,000))

976,059,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((2,542,652,000))

2,701,092,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((258,616,000))

256,704,000

Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems Trust Account--

             State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,200,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((487,040,000))

527,852,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((4,876,699,000))

5,215,234,000

 

             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.

             (3) Funding is provided in this section for the adult dental program for Title XIX categorically eligible and medically needy persons and to provide foot care services by podiatric physicians and surgeons.

             (4) $1,647,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,672,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided for treatment of low-income kidney dialysis patients.

             (5) $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, 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.

             (6) The department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by September 15, 1999, and again by December 15, 1999, on (a) actions it has taken and proposes to take to increase the share of medicare part B premium payments upon which it is collecting medicaid matching funds; (b) the percentage of such premium payments for each month of service subsequent to June 1998 which have been paid with unmatched, state-only funds; and (c) why matching funds could not be collected on those payments.

             (7) The department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1, 1999, and again by October 1, 2000, on the amount which has been recovered from third-party payers as a result of its efforts to improve coordination of benefits on behalf of "basic health plan-plus" enrollees.

             (8) The department shall report to the health care and fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1, 1999, on options for controlling the growth in medicaid prescription drug expenditures through strategies such as but not limited to volume purchasing, selective contracting, supplemental drug discounts, and improved care coordination for high utilizers.

             (9) $3,992,000 of the health services account appropriation and $7,651,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for health insurance coverage for children with family incomes between 200 percent and 250 percent of the federal poverty level, as provided in Substitute Senate Bill No. 5416 (children's health insurance program). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, these amounts shall lapse.

             (10) Upon approval from the federal health care financing administration, the department shall implement the section 1115 family planning waiver to provide family planning services to persons with family incomes at or below two hundred percent of the federal poverty level.

             (11) In accordance with Substitute Senate Bill No. 5968, $70,821,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2000, (($42,041,000)) $67,331,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and (($120,278,000)) $146,579,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, or so much thereof as may be expended without exceeding the medicare upper payment limit, are provided solely for supplemental payments to nursing homes operated by rural public hospital districts. Such payments shall be distributed among the participating rural public hospital districts proportional to the number of days of medicaid-funded nursing home care provided by each district during the preceding calendar year, relative to the total number of such days of care provided by all participating rural public hospital districts. Prior to making any supplemental payments, the department shall first obtain federal approval for such payments under the medicaid state plan. The payments shall further be conditioned upon (a) a contractual commitment by the association of public hospital districts and participating rural public hospital districts to make an intergovernmental transfer to the state treasurer, for deposit into the health services account, equal to at least ((87)) 89 percent of the total supplemental payment amounts received during the 1999-01 fiscal biennium; and (b) a contractual commitment by the participating districts to not allow expenditures covered by the supplemental payments to be used for medicaid nursing home rate-setting. The participating districts shall retain no more than a total of $30,000,000 for the 1999-01 biennium.

             (12) In determining financial eligibility for medicaid-funded services, the department is authorized to disregard recoveries by Holocaust survivors of insurance proceeds or other assets, as defined in RCW 48.104.030.

             (13) $1,529,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $4,077,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $5,394,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of the settlement negotiated by the department and the attorney general in the case of Allenmore et al. vs. DSHS.

             (14) From funds provided in this section, the department shall develop disease state management and therapeutic substitution programs which will substantially maintain or enhance the quality of the drug benefit for medical assistance recipients, while controlling overall health care costs. In designing the disease state management programs, the department shall research programs which have proven effective with similar populations in other states, and shall then work with concerned provider and consumer groups to adapt those strategies to Washington's service delivery system. The department shall work with its drug utilization and education council to develop a therapeutic substitution program for at least two classes of drugs. Under the therapeutic substitution program, the council shall analyze pharmacoeconomic research on the costs and benefits of all drugs within the class, and identify the most cost-effective drug or drugs within the class for placement on the formulary. Other drugs within the class shall be preauthorized when clinically indicated under criteria established by the council. The department shall report to appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2000, prior to implementing its proposed strategies.

             (15) (($14,848,000)) $27,100,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and (($15,269,000)) $27,800,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for additional disproportionate share hospital payments to public hospital districts. Such additional payments shall not be made prior to federal approval of a revision in the medicaid payment methodology for state teaching hospitals, and shall not exceed the increase in medicaid payments which results from that change. The payments shall further be conditioned upon a contractual commitment by the participating public hospital districts to make an intergovernmental transfer to the health services account equal to at least ((77)) 85 percent of the additional disproportionate share payment. The participating districts shall retain no more than (($7,000,000)) $7,800,000 of the additional disproportionate share payment. At least 28 percent of the amounts retained by the participating hospital districts shall be allocated to the state teaching hospitals.

             (16)(a) $49,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $49,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the medical assistance administration and the health care authority to jointly conduct a state-wide study to:

             (i) Determine payment sources and rates paid for primary health care providers performing outpatient primary care services and primary care in hospital emergency rooms for the state's medical assistance programs, including healthy options, and the basic health plan. To determine payment sources and rates paid, the agencies may seek information in relation to such factors as:

             (A) The rates paid to primary care providers for their medical assistance programs, including healthy options, and basic health plan contracts; and

             (B) How these rates compare with nonpublic pay clients for the same services.

             The agencies are authorized to attain this information from health plans or providers. The agencies shall maintain the confidentiality of data collected for the purpose of the study;

             (ii) Determine which primary care providers serve a relatively high number of low-income clients, and how that affects their medical practice. For purposes of the study, "primary care providers" includes pediatricians, family practitioners, general practitioners, internists, physician assistants, and advanced registered nurse practitioners; and

             (iii) Develop proposals to support these providers' medical practices. The agencies must determine what constitutes a relatively high percentage of low-income clients for individual primary care providers who contract for medical assistance administration programs, including healthy options, and the basic health plan, and recommend whether and at what point this disproportionately high percentage should result in additional compensation to the primary care provider. The agencies shall recommend a method to calculate a payment adjustment designed to help support medical practices, according to the study's findings.

             (b) In conducting the study, the agencies shall determine which regions of the state to include in the study, based on factors the agencies determine will provide the most representative data state-wide. The agencies shall also consult with interested parties, including any organization or agency affected by this subsection, throughout the course of the study.

             (c) The agencies shall report to the legislature by December 1, 2000, with the results of the primary health care provider study. The report shall include recommendations on: (i) What constitutes a disproportionately high percentage of low-income clients; (ii) possible payment adjustments for these providers; (iii) methods to implement such a rate adjustment; and (iv) what such a payment adjusted program will cost.

             (17) From funds appropriated in this section, the medical assistance program shall assist the Washington state institute for public policy with the assessment of options for expanding medicaid eligibility required in section 607 of this 2000 act. Such assistance shall include analysis of medicaid enrollment and expenditure data needed for enrollment and cost projections; information and advice on state and federal medicaid requirements; and liaison with state and federal officials in other states undertaking similar expansions.

             (18) $290,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for implementation of the asset exemption provisions of House Bill No. 2686. If these provisions are not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

             Sec. 210. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 211 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,770,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((8,635,000))

8,600,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((81,906,000))

81,797,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,865,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((101,176,000))

101,032,000

 

             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 state and local organizations to improve and expand employment opportunities for people with severe disabilities served by those organizations.

             (2) $190,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $240,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $1,590,000 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 1999 or 2000.

 

             Sec. 211. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 212 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORTING SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,004,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((20,119,000))

26,135,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((43,227,000))

47,157,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$720,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((90,070,000))

100,016,000

 

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

             (1) Funding is provided for the incremental cost of lease renewals and for the temporary increased costs for relocating staff out of state office building no. 2 (OB2) during the renovation of that building. Of this i0ncrease, $2,400,000 is provided for relocating staff. This amount is recognized as one-time-only funding for the 1999-01 biennium. As part of the 2001-2003 budget request, the department shall update the estimate of increased cost for relocating staff, including specifying what portion of that increase is due to providing more square footage per FTE in the new leased space compared to the space occupied previously.

             (2) The department may transfer up to $528,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,057,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $812,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation to the administration and supporting services program from various other programs to implement administrative reductions.

             (3) The department may transfer and allot up to $5,560,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $3,518,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation to the administration and supporting services program from various other programs in the department to achieve fiscal reductions assumed in this section. In selecting reductions in the various other programs, the department shall place a higher priority on reductions in administrative support functions as opposed to direct client services. Reductions in positions providing direct client services shall be implemented only if those reductions can be justified by reduced workload or through reorganization or other efficiencies that do not result in a risk of failing to meet federal or state certification or licensing standards. In achieving the level of savings assumed in this subsection, the department shall not eliminate or reduce funding and/or staff that would shift or transfer filing or appeal workload to superior courts. By September 1, 2000, the department shall report its plan to implement the savings in this section to the fiscal committees of the legislature.

             (4) $187,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $746,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and (($2,251,000)) $2,500,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided to implement a new fraud and abuse detection system. By December 1, 2000, the department shall provide a report to the fiscal committees of the legislature that will include: The actual cost recovery in fiscal year 1999 and fiscal year 2000, prior to implementation of the new fraud and abuse detection system; actual cost avoidance in fiscal year 1999 and fiscal year 2000, prior to implementation of the new fraud and abuse detection system; actual cost recovery and actual cost avoidance achieved to date after implementation in fiscal year 2000 and 2001, compared to the savings included in sections 202, 205, 206, and 209 of this 2000 act; and the criteria and methodology used for determining cost recovery and cost avoidance.

 

             Sec. 212. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 213 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--PAYMENTS TO OTHER AGENCIES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,190,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,225,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((21,932,000))

21,984,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((84,347,000))

84,399,000

 

             Sec. 213. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 216 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION

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

Death Investigations Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $148,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((17,632,000))

16,492,000

Municipal Criminal Justice Assistance Account--Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $412,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((17,880,000))

17,152,000

 

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

             (1) $125,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for information technology upgrades and improvements for the criminal justice training commission.

             (2) $481,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of provisions of chapter 351, Laws of 1997 (criminal justice training) dealing with supervisory and management training of law enforcement personnel. Within the funds provided in this subsection, the criminal justice training commission shall provide the required training in the least disruptive manner to local law enforcement agencies and may include, but is not limited to, regional on-site training, interactive training, and credit for training given by the home department.

             (3) $1,990,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for expanding the basic law enforcement academy (BLEA) from 469 hours to 720 hours. The funds provided in this subsection are assumed sufficient for the criminal justice training commission to provide expanded BLEA training to 330 attendees in fiscal year 2000 and 660 attendees in fiscal year 2001.

             (4) $180,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1176 (sexually violent offender records). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (5) $276,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1692 or sections 1 through 7 of Senate Bill No. 5127 (child abuse investigations). If neither of these bills is enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (6) $50,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for additional domestic violence training courses for 911 operators.

             (7) $215,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to conduct a study of law enforcement services and expenditures for both counties and cities within the county for counties with populations over one hundred fifty thousand. The study shall begin no later than July 1, 2000, and shall be completed by ((June 30)) October 31, 2001. The final report shall be distributed by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature. The study shall:

             (a) Make recommendations to improve the efficiency of delivering law enforcement services. The recommendations may be made to law enforcement jurisdictions, Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, units of local government, and the legislature;

             (b) Research, compile, and analyze data sufficient to provide a comprehensive analysis of the costs and total expenditures for law enforcement. These costs include but are not limited to special services, defined as but not limited to: SWAT teams, bomb disposal units, air support, marine units, hostage negotiation teams, homicide investigation units, drug units, canine units, arson investigation teams, computer fraud and forensics units, domestic violence and special assault units, and gang and youth violence units. The study shall identify duplications and inefficiencies in current service delivery;

             (c) Obtain data from all local governments on the types of costs identified in (b) of this subsection. This data will be compiled and analyzed by the agency or organization that conducts the study for each county; and

             (d) Obtain data from those counties and law enforcement agencies where master interlocal agreements, joint specialty service units, and other cooperative arrangements have been developed between law enforcement agencies to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and ensured quality of specialty law enforcement services.

 

             Sec. 214. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 217 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,268,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,240,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((18,756,000))

20,156,000

Public Safety and Education Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,950,000

Public Safety and Education Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,057,000

Electrical License Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,402,000

Farm Labor Revolving Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  28,000

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,211,000

Public Works Administration Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,996,000

Accident Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$167,092,000

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

Medical Aid Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$169,172,000

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

Plumbing Certificate Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $971,000

Pressure Systems Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,167,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((422,014,000))

423,414,000

 

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

             (1) 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. Cost containment measures shall not include holding invoices received in one fiscal period for payment from appropriations in subsequent fiscal periods.

             (2) $2,665,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for additional costs for client benefits in the crime victims compensation program, provided that no more than $5,095,000 of the appropriations provided in subsection (1) of this section is expended for department administration of the crime victims compensation program.

             (3) From within funds provided, the department shall improve customer service and satisfaction for injured workers by speeding up the process for reporting injuries, and shall enhance vocational rehabilitation services for injured workers.

 

             Sec. 215. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 218 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

 

             (1) HEADQUARTERS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,640,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,628,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $134,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  78,000

Industrial Insurance Premium Refund Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  78,000

Charitable, Educational, Penal, and Reformatory Institutions Account--State Appropriation. . . . $    2,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,560,000

 

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

             (a) $39,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely as an additional state contribution toward the cost of constructing a memorial on the state capitol grounds to the men and women who served in the nation's armed forces during the second world war.

             (b) $231,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for disbursement to the national World War II memorial fund for construction and maintenance of the national monument honoring the men and women from Washington and the other states who served in the nation's armed forces during the second world war.

             (c) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to conduct a predesign study for replacement of aging skilled nursing facilities. The predesign study shall comply with the requirements of sections 902 and 903, chapter 379, Laws of 1999.

 

             (2) FIELD SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,466,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,494,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((26,000))

78,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,495,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((6,481,000))

6,533,000

 

             (3) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,346,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,790,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,002,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,527,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$49,665,000

 

             Sec. 216. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 219 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $62,840,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,284,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((268,032,000))

268,081,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((68,648,000))

74,989,000

Hospital Commission Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,378,000

Health Professions Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37,529,000

Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems Trust Account--State

             Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,856,000

State Drinking Water Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,531,000

Drinking Water Assistance Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,456,000

Waterworks Operator Certification--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $593,000

Water Quality Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,124,000

Accident Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$258,000

Medical Aid Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  45,000

State Toxics Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,614,000

Health Services Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,992,000

Medical Test Site Licensure Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,651,000

Youth Tobacco Prevention Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,804,000

Tobacco Prevention and Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,620,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((565,255,000))

571,645,000

 

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

             (1) $2,434,000 of the health professions 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) The department or any successor agency is authorized to raise existing fees charged to the nursing assistants, podiatrists, and osteopaths; for certificate of need; for temporary worker housing; for state institution inspection; for residential care facilities and for transient accommodations, in excess of the fiscal growth factor established by Initiative Measure No. 601, if necessary, to meet the actual costs of conducting business and the appropriation levels in this section.

             (3) $339,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $339,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $678,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for technical assistance to local governments and special districts on water conservation and reuse. $339,000 of the general fund--federal amount may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium, only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.

             (4) $1,685,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $1,686,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound water work plan and agency action items, DOH-01, DOH-02, DOH-03, and DOH-04.

             (5) The department of health 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 that provides appropriation authority, and an equal amount of appropriated state 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.

             (6) $620,000 of the tobacco prevention and control account appropriation and $209,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5516 or, if the bill is not enacted, for the development of a sustainable, long-term, comprehensive tobacco control program. The plan shall identify a specific set of outcome measures that shall be used to track long range progress in reducing the use of tobacco. Nationally accepted measures that can be used to compare progress with other states shall be included. The plan shall emphasize programs that have demonstrated effectiveness in achieving progress towards the specified outcome measures. Components of the plan that do not have a record of success may be included, provided that the plan also includes the means of evaluating those components. The plan shall also include an inventory of existing publically funded programs that seek to prevent the use of tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs by children and youth and recommendations to coordinate and consolidate these programs in order to achieve greatest positive outcomes within total available resources. A preliminary plan shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 1999.

             (7) $2,075,000 of fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $2,075,000 of fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided for the Washington poison center. The department shall require the center to develop a long range financing plan that identifies options for diversifying funding for center operations, including, but not limited to, federal grants, private sector grants and sponsorships, and multistate or regional operating agreements. The plan shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2000.

             (8) $50,000 of fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $50,000 of fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely for fund raising and other activities for the development of early hearing loss clinics. The development plan for these clinics shall not assume ongoing general fund--state appropriations.

             (9) $15,000,000 of the tobacco prevention and control account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of a sustainable, long-term tobacco control program. The integrated components of the program may include: Community-based programs, cessation, public awareness and education, youth access, and assessment and evaluation. A final plan will define the sustainable implementation of the long-term program given the remaining available balance in the tobacco prevention and control account. This plan shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature by September 1, 2000.

             (10) $24,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $117,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely to implement Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6199 (patient bill of rights). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

             Sec. 217. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 220 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

 

             The appropriations to the department of corrections in chapter 309, Laws of 1999, as amended, shall be expended for the programs and in the amounts specified therein. However, after April 1, ((2000)) 2001, unless specifically prohibited by this act, the department may transfer general fund--state appropriations for fiscal year ((2000)) 2001 between the correctional operations and community supervision programs after approval by the director of financial management. The director of financial management shall notify the appropriate fiscal committees of the senate and house of representatives in writing prior to approving any deviations from appropriation levels.

 

             (1) ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,064,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,022,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,962,000

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

Cost of Supervision Fund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,254,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$61,302,000

 

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

             (a) $72,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $212,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $2,962,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation, $2,000,000 of the violence reduction drug enforcement account appropriation, and $2,254,000 of the cost of supervision fund appropriation are provided solely for replacement of the department's offender-based tracking system. These amounts are subject to section 902 of this act.

             (b) $462,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $538,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5421 (offender accountability). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

             (2) CORRECTIONAL OPERATIONS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $360,685,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((364,386,000))

371,428,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((35,577,000))

25,830,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((1,614,000))

2,684,000

Public Health Services Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((1,884,000))

1,117,000

Institutional Welfare Betterment Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,570,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((766,716,000))

764,314,000

 

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

             (a) Not more than $3,000,000 may be expended to provide financial assistance to counties for monitoring and treatment services provided to felony offenders involved in drug court programs pursuant to sections 7 though 12 of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1006 (drug offender sentencing). The secretary may negotiate terms, conditions, and amounts of assistance with counties or groups of counties operating drug courts, and may review charging and other documents to verify eligibility for payment. The secretary may contract with the division of alcohol and substance abuse, department of social and health services, for monitoring and treatment services provided pursuant to this subsection.

             (b) 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.

             (c) 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.

             (d) 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.

             (e) $583,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,178,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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 be used primarily to increase compensation for persons employed in direct, front-line service delivery.

             (f) $151,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $57,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5421 (offender accountability). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (g) $18,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $334,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5538 (sentencing) or section 3 of House Bill No. 1544 (sentencing corrections). If neither bill is enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (h) $171,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,094,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1006 (drug offender sentencing). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (i) The department of corrections shall submit to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the senate and house of representatives by December 15, 1999, a report on how the department plans to manage hepatitis C in the inmate population. In developing the plan, the department shall work with recognized experts in the field and shall take notice of the current national institutes of health hepatitis C guidelines and hepatitis C protocols observed in other correctional settings. Included in the plan shall be offender education about the disease, how and when offenders would be tested, how the disease would be managed if an inmate is determined to have hepatitis C, and an estimate of the number of inmates in the Washington prison system with hepatitis C. The proposed plan must also include recommendations to the legislature on ways to improve hepatitis C disease management and what level of funding would be necessary to appropriately test for and treat the disease.

             (j) For the acquisition of properties and facilities, the department of corrections is authorized to enter into financial contracts, paid for from operating resources, for the purposes indicated and in not more than the principal amounts indicated, plus financing expenses and required reserves pursuant to chapter 39.94 RCW. This authority applies to the following:

             (A) Enter into a long-term ground lease or a long-term lease with purchase option for development of a Tacoma prerelease facility for approximately $360,000 per year. Prior to entering into any lease, the department of corrections shall obtain written confirmation from the city of Tacoma and Pierce county that the prerelease facility planned for the site meets all land use, environmental protection, and community notification requirements.

             (B) Enter into a financing contract in the amount of $21,350,000 to acquire, construct, or remodel a 400-bed, expandable to 600-bed, Tacoma prerelease facility.

             (C) Lease-develop with the option to purchase or lease-purchase approximately 100 work release beds in facilities throughout the state for $7,000,000.

             (k) (($1,884,000)) $1,117,000 of the public health services account appropriation is provided solely for costs associated with the testing, treatment, and other activities related to managing hepatitis C in the inmate population.

             (l) $117,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6255 (anhydrous ammonia). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (m) $2,570,000 of the institutional welfare betterment account appropriation is provided solely for deposit in the public health services account.

             (n) During the 1999-01 biennium, when contracts are established or renewed for offender pay phone and other telephone services provided to inmates, the department shall select the contractor or contractors primarily based on the following factors: (i) The lowest rate charged to both the inmate and the person paying for the telephone call; and (ii) the lowest commission rates paid to the department, while providing reasonable compensation to cover the costs of the department to provide the telephone services to inmates and provide sufficient revenues for the activities funded from the institutional welfare betterment account as of January 1, 2000.

 

             (3) COMMUNITY SUPERVISION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48,451,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((53,787,000))

53,311,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,861,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((112,099,000))

111,623,000

 

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

             (a) 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.

             (b) Amounts provided in this subsection are sufficient for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5421 (offender accountability).

             (c) $109,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $126,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5011 (dangerous mentally ill offenders). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (d) $219,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the department of corrections to contract with the institute for public policy for responsibilities assigned in Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5421 (offender accountability act) and sections 7 through 12 of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1006 (drug offender sentencing).

 

             (4) CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $817,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((3,523,000))

150,000

Institutional Welfare Betterment Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,509,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((7,849,000))

4,476,000

 

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

             (a) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for transfer to the jail industries board. The board shall use the amounts provided 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.

             (b) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.

 

             (5) INTERAGENCY PAYMENTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,898,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((11,983,000))

12,255,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((24,881,000))

25,153,000

 

             Sec. 218. 1999 c 309 s 223 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,481,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,513,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((11,062,000))

11,612,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  80,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((14,136,000))

14,686,000

 

             Sec. 219. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 222 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,263,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,259,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $209,498,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,135,000

Unemployment Compensation Administration Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((169,985,000))

177,799,000

Administrative Contingency Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,443,000

Employment Service Administrative Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,457,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((440,040,000))

447,854,000

 

             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 project to improve the agency's labor exchange system are conditioned upon compliance with section 902 of this act.

             (2) $327,000 of the unemployment compensation administration account--federal appropriation is provided consistent with section 903(c)(2) of the federal social security act to address deficiencies in the tax and wage information system (TAXIS) and to improve the quality and timeliness of employer tax information and employee wage records.

             (3) $2,567,000 of the employment service administrative account--state appropriation is provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 3077 (unemployment insurance). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

PART III

NATURAL RESOURCES

 

             Sec. 301. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 301 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36,462,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42,225,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,141,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,234,000

Special Grass Seed Burning Research Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  14,000

Reclamation Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,735,000

Flood Control Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((3,989,000))

3,957,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $749,000

State Emergency Water Projects Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $317,000

Waste Reduction/Recycling/Litter Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,193,000

State Drought Preparedness Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((675,000))

350,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,120,000

State and Local Improvements Revolving Account

             (Water Supply Facilities)--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $557,000

Water Quality Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,881,000

Wood Stove Education and Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $551,000

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,155,000

State Toxics Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((48,369,000))

48,608,000

State Toxics Control Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$377,000

Local Toxics Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,587,000

Water Quality Permit Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,763,000

Underground Storage Tank Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,475,000

Environmental Excellence Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  20,000

Biosolids Permit Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$572,000

Hazardous Waste Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,943,000

Air Pollution Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,576,000

Oil Spill Administration Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,172,000

Air Operating Permit Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,549,000

Freshwater Aquatic Weeds Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,430,000

Oil Spill Response Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,078,000

Metals Mining Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  43,000

Water Pollution Control Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$439,000

Water Pollution Control Revolving Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,200,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((278,591,000))

278,473,000

 

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

             (1) $3,432,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $3,438,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $394,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, $2,070,000 of the oil spill administration account--state appropriation, $819,000 of the state toxics control account--state appropriation, and $3,686,000 of the water quality permit account--state appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items DOE-01, DOE-02, DOE-03, DOE-05, DOE-06, DOE-07, DOE-08, and DOE-09.

             (2) $170,000 of the oil spill administration account appropriation is provided solely for implementation of the Puget Sound work plan action item UW-02 through a contract with the University of Washington's sea grant program to develop an educational program targeted to small spills from commercial fishing vessels, ferries, cruise ships, ports, and marinas.

             (3) $374,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $283,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the department to digitize water rights documents and to provide this information to watershed planning groups.

             (4) $1,566,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, $1,033,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation, and $919,000 of the water quality account appropriation are provided to employ residents of the state between eighteen and twenty-five years of age in activities to enhance Washington's natural, historic, environmental, and recreational resources.

             (5) $250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for study of the impacts of gravel removal on the hydrology of Maury Island. The study shall consider impacts to the nearshore environment and aquifer recharge, and assess the potential for groundwater or marine sediment contamination. The department shall contract for the study, which shall be completed by June 30, 2000.

             (6) $250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for a study of the impacts of gravel deposit on the Highline aquifer. The study shall consider impacts to instream flow and sedimentation of Des Moines, Miller, and Walker creeks. The department shall contract for the study, which shall be completed by June 30, 2000.

             (7) The entire freshwater aquatic weeds account appropriation shall be distributed according to the provisions of RCW 43.21A.660. Funding may be provided for chemical control of Eurasian watermilfoil.

             (8) $15,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $15,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to monitor and address, in coordination with the marine operations division of the department of transportation, odor problems in Fauntleroy Cove.

             (9) $144,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $133,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for water quality activities related to forest practices.

             (10) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for the department to form an advisory committee for the purpose of updating the department's storm water management plan and the Puget Sound storm water management manual. The advisory committee shall be appointed no later than September 1, 1999, and it shall provide its recommendations on storm water management to the legislature by December 31, 2000.

             (11) $383,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $384,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for an agency permit assistance center, including four regional permit assistance offices.

             (12) $438,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,025,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $1,870,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the establishment of total maximum daily loads for water bodies across the state, and for pilot projects to evaluate the ability of existing voluntary and regulatory programs to improve water quality in water quality limited segments listed pursuant to section 303(d) of the federal clean water act. In areas with a ground water management area, total maximum daily loads that include a ground water element will be done in cooperation with the ground water management area process. Pilot projects shall include the following allocations from the general fund--state amounts provided in this subsection: $100,000 shall be provided to a conservation district in the Palouse region; $100,000 shall be provided to the Lake Whatcom management committee through the city of Bellingham; and $250,000 shall be provided to the Roza-Sunnyside irrigation district joint board of control. Each pilot project sponsor shall provide a report to the legislature by January 1, 2001, describing the water quality goals of the project, how the goals relate to meeting state water quality standards, the strategies to accomplish those goals, and the method of evaluating project effectiveness. The pilot project sponsors shall also submit final reports to the legislature at project completion.

             (13) $591,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,131,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to process water rights applications.

             (14) $414,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $383,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for technical assistance and project review for water conservation and reuse projects.

             (15) The entire salmon recovery account appropriation is provided to increase compliance with existing water quality and water resources laws.

             (16) $4,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $4,750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for grants to local governments to conduct watershed planning. Of the general fund--state amounts provided in this subsection: (a) $500,000 is provided solely for a grant to the Methow river planning unit to develop baseline hydrological data for the Methow river; and (b) $85,000 is provided for the lower Yakima/Naches/upper Yakima planning unit contingent upon recommendations of the governor's fact finder that a dual watershed assessment process is necessary. If such a recommendation is not provided, this amount is available for the purposes of this subsection.

             (17) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $82,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the department, in cooperation with the department of fish and wildlife, to establish fish and habitat index monitoring sites to measure the effectiveness of salmon recovery activities.

             (18) $276,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $207,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5424 (aquatic plant management). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (19) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the continuation of the southwest Washington coastal erosion study.

             (20) $638,000 of the oil spill administration account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 2247 (oil spill response tax). Of this amount: (a) $120,000 is provided solely for spill response equipment; (b) $307,000 is provided solely to develop an oil spill risk management plan; and (c) $211,000 is provided solely for spills information management improvements. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (21) $145,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $145,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided solely for training and technical assistance to support the activities of county water conservancy boards.

             (22) $3,154,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $6,649,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to maintain the state's air quality program. Within the funds provided in this subsection, the department shall maintain funding for local air pollution control authorities at no less than ninety percent of the level of grants provided prior to January 1, 2000.

             (23) $749,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for methamphetamine lab clean up activities.

             (24) $300,000 of the state drought preparedness account--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for a preconstruction and feasibility analysis of the Roza irrigation district off-stream storage project at Washout canyon. Moneys may be expended from the amount provided in this subsection only to the extent that matching funds in cash and in-kind contributions are provided by the Roza irrigation district. If this match is not provided by the district, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (25) $1,500,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided solely for cleanup actions related to the Everett smelter site in the city of Everett. The department shall seek recovery of the funds expended for this purpose from the liable parties by way of a settlement agreement or court action under the authority of chapter 70.105D RCW, the model toxics control act. Moneys collected as a result of a cost recovery action at the Everett smelter site shall be used first to reimburse the local toxics control account for the total amount of this appropriation. This appropriation is the result of a one-time loan from the local toxics control account and does not imply that the legislature will use this loan source or the state toxics control account for future cleanup of the Everett smelter site.

             (26) (($375,000)) $50,000 of the state drought preparedness account--state appropriation is provided solely for an environmental impact statement of the Pine Hollow reservoir project to be conducted in conjunction with the local irrigation district.

             (27) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for creating the task force on water storage. The purpose of the task force is to examine the role of increased water storage in providing water supplies to meet the needs of fish, population growth, and economic development, and to enhance the protection of people's lives and their property and the protection of aquatic habitat through flood control facilities. For this purpose, increased storage may be in the form of surface storage including off-stream storage, underground storage, or the enlargement or enhancement of existing structures. The task force shall also examine means of providing funding for increased water storage.

             The department of ecology shall provide staff support for the task force and the director of the department of ecology shall convene the first meeting of the task force not less than thirty days after the effective date of this section.

             No member of the task force shall receive compensation, per diem, or reimbursement of expenses from the task force or the department of ecology for his or her activities as a member of the task force. However, each may receive such compensation, per diem, and/or reimbursement as is authorized by the entity he or she is employed by, is appointed from, or represents on the task force.

             Following its examination, the task force shall report its recommendations to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 31, 2000.

             (28) Within the funds appropriated in this section, the department shall develop for review by the legislature a proposed long-term strategy to address persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic chemicals in the environment. The department shall submit its proposal to the appropriate legislative committees by December 30, 2000.

             (29) $1,650,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to the oil spill administration account to be used for a rescue tug. By December 1, 2000, the department shall report to the appropriate fiscal committees of the legislature on the activities of the dedicated rescue tug. The report shall include information on rescues, assists, or responses performed by the tug. The report shall also indicate the class of vessels involved and the nature of the rescue, assist, or response.

 

             Sec. 302. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 302 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,522,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((28,227,000))

28,259,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,113,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((59,000))

167,000

Winter Recreation Program Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$763,000

Off Road Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$264,000

Snowmobile Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,653,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$325,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  48,000

Water Trail Program Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  14,000

Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,907,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((88,895,000))

89,035,000

 

             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) $65,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $71,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the state parks and recreation commission to meet its responsibilities under the Native American graves protection and repatriation act (P.L. 101-601).

             (3) $2,000,000 of the parks renewal and stewardship account appropriation is dependent upon the parks and recreation commission generating revenue to the account in excess of $26,000,000 for the biennium. These funds shall be used for deferred maintenance and visitor and ranger safety activities.

             (4) $772,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $849,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided to employ residents of the state between eighteen and twenty-five years of age in activities to enhance Washington's natural, historic, environmental, and recreational resources.

             (5) Fees approved by the state parks and recreation commission in 1998 for camping, group camping, extra vehicles, and the sno-park daily permit are authorized to exceed the fiscal growth factor under RCW 43.135.055.

             (6) $79,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $79,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for a grant for the operation of the Northwest avalanche center.

             (7) The state parks and recreation commission may increase fees adopted prior to January 1, 2000, for implementation on or after July 1, 2000, in excess of the fiscal growth factor under RCW 43.135.055.

             (8) $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for a study on existing and future recreational needs and opportunities on the west slope of the Cascade foothills. The study shall include an inventory of existing land and facilities, an assessment of projected demand, and recommendations for regional coordination among public and private outdoor recreation providers to promote expanded recreation opportunities within the Cascade foothills. The study shall be submitted to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature by June 30, 2001.

 

             Sec. 303. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 305 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42,616,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((44,567,000))

45,212,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((37,380,000))

55,005,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((16,800,000))

23,850,000

Off Road Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$490,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,992,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $586,000

Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,596,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,105,000

Warm Water Game Fish Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((2,499,000))

2,899,000

Eastern Washington Pheasant Enhancement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$851,000

Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((41,133,000))

42,223,000

Wildlife Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $38,040,000

Wildlife Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,072,000

Game Special Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,939,000

Game Special Wildlife Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,603,000

Game Special Wildlife Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$350,000

Environmental Excellence Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  15,000

Regional Fisheries Salmonid Recovery Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,750,000

Oil Spill Administration Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$969,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((274,353,000))

301,163,000

 

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

             (1) $1,252,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,244,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action items DFW-01, DFW-02, DFW-03, DFW-04, and DFW-05.

             (2) $776,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for the department's review of forest practices applications and related hydraulic permit applications.

             (3) $1,500,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for the department to update the salmon and steelhead stock inventory and, in cooperation with the department of ecology, to establish fish and habitat index monitoring sites to measure the effectiveness of salmon recovery activities.

             (4) $232,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $232,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided for the control of European green crab (Carcinus maenas). The department shall submit a report to the governor and the appropriate legislative committees by September 1, 2000, evaluating the effectiveness of various control strategies and providing recommendations on long-term control strategies. $248,000 of this amount is for implementation of Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DFW-23.

             (5) $191,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $191,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided for noxious weed control and survey activities on department lands. Of this amount, $48,000 is provided for the biological control of yellowstar thistle.

             (6) All salmon habitat restoration and protection projects proposed for funding by regional fisheries enhancement groups shall be submitted by January 1st or July 1st of each year for review to the salmon recovery funding board.

             (7) $2,340,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation and $7,000,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to implement a license buy-back program for commercial fishing licenses.

             (8) $511,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $488,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided to employ residents of the state between eighteen and twenty-five years of age in activities to enhance Washington's natural, historic, environmental, and recreational resources.

             (9) Any indirect cost reimbursement received by the department from federal grants must be spent on agency administrative activities and cannot be redirected to direct program activities.

             (10) $43,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $42,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for staffing and operation of the Tennant Lake interpretive center.

             (11) $32,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $33,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to support the activities of the aquatic nuisance species coordination committee to foster state, federal, tribal, and private cooperation on aquatic nuisance species issues. The committee shall strive to prevent the introduction of nonnative aquatic species and to minimize the spread of species that are introduced.

             (12) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5508 (crab catch record cards). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (13) $6,440,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $5,796,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $12,260,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation, $710,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation, and $500,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation are provided solely for operation of the enforcement division. Within these funds, the department shall emphasize enforcement of laws related to protection of fish habitat and the illegal harvest of salmon and steelhead. Within these funds, the department shall provide support to the department of health to enforce state shellfish harvest laws.

             (14) $500,000 of the salmon recovery account, $624,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, and $624,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the department to implement a hatchery endangered species act response. The strategy shall include emergency hatchery responses and retrofitting of hatcheries for salmon recovery.

             (15) $45,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $46,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for operation of the Rod Meseberg (ringold) warm water fish hatchery to implement House Bill No. 1716 (warm water fish culture). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (16) $2,500,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for grants to lead entities established in accordance with RCW 75.46.060.

             (17) $200,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for salmon and steelhead predation control and bycatch monitoring strategies.

             (18) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $200,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation are provided solely for field surveys and harvest management for Washington elk herds.

             (19) $155,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $345,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to purchase and implement the automated recreational license data base system.

             (20) $1,400,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,400,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for fish passage barrier and screening technical assistance, engineering services, and construction assistance for local governments, state agencies, volunteer groups, and regional fisheries enhancement groups.

             (21) $1,500,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for local salmon recovery technical assistance. Technical assistance shall be coordinated among all state agencies including the conservation commission, department of fish and wildlife, department of ecology, department of health, department of agriculture, department of transportation, state parks and recreation, interagency committee for outdoor recreation, governor's salmon recovery office, Puget Sound water quality action team, department of community, trade, and economic development, and department of natural resources.

             (22) $400,000 of the wildlife account appropriation is provided solely to implement House Bill No. 1681 (trout purchase by state). The fish and wildlife commission may authorize expenditure of these funds only if the costs of the program will be recovered by the increase in license sales directly attributable to the planting of privately grown trout. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (23) $2,000,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation is provided for cooperative volunteer projects.

             (24) $245,000 of the state wildlife account appropriation is provided solely for winter feeding of deer and winter range rehabilitation on the Chiliwist wildlife area.

             (25) Within the appropriation from the wildlife account the department shall, at a minimum, operate Reiter Pond at fiscal year 2000 production levels.

             (26) Within the appropriations in this section the department shall, at a minimum, operate the Colville hatchery at fiscal year 2000 production levels.

             (27) $384,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 6277 (authorizing cost reimbursement agreements). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (28) $400,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action items DFW-10 and DFW-18, implementing a comprehensive Puget Sound ground fish and forage fish recovery plan.

             (29) $203,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for data collection and analysis related to Lake Washington sockeye.

             (30) $800,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for additional enforcement staff to respond and take appropriate action in response to public complaints regarding bear and cougar.

             (31) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $200,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation are provided solely to implement an endangered species act strategy for state hatchery operations, including fish passage improvements, screen compliance, rearing strategies, and restoration of production.

             (32) $789,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for screening of irrigation diversions and projects to improve instream flows in the Methow river basin.

             (33) $645,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for fire suppression costs during the 2000 fire season and to feed elk and deer.

 

             Sec. 304. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 306 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,784,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((28,576,000))

33,674,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((2,865,000))

6,511,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,604,000

Forest Development Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((48,086,000))

48,056,000

Off Road Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,668,000

Surveys and Maps Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,221,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,656,000

Resources Management Cost Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((79,097,000))

79,032,000

Surface Mining Reclamation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             1,435,000

Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,651,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,483,000

Aquatic Land Dredged Material Disposal Site Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,014,000

Natural Resource Conservation Areas Stewardship Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,100,000

Air Pollution Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$687,000

Metals Mining Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  63,000

Agricultural College Trust Management Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((1,736,000))

1,913,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((206,426,000))

215,552,000

 

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

             (1) $18,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $18,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $1,058,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items DNR-01, DNR-02, and DNR-04.

             (2) $7,304,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $7,304,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $2,651,000 of the disaster response account--state appropriation are provided solely for emergency fire suppression.

             (3) $331,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $339,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for geologic studies to evaluate ground stability in high growth areas and to provide geologic expertise to small communities.

             (4) $663,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $689,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided to employ residents of the state between eighteen and twenty-five years of age in activities to enhance Washington's natural, historic, environmental, and recreational resources.

             (5) $3,483,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation and $3,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 4, Laws of 1999 sp. sess.

             (a) Of the salmon recovery account appropriation in this subsection:

             (i) $2,580,000 is provided solely for costs associated with adopting and implementing new forest rules for protection of riparian habitat and water quality; road maintenance and abandonment planning; fish and water quality compliance staff; geographic information systems improvements for forest roads and hydrography; and updating the forest practices permit application system; and

             (ii) $903,000 is provided solely to implement sections 501 through 505 of chapter 4, Laws of 1999 sp. sess., including:

             (A) The establishment of a small landowner office;

             (B) Administration of the forestry riparian easement program;

             (C) Contracting with private consultants to perform timber cruises;

             (D) Development of small landowner options through alternate management plans;

             (E) Evaluation of cumulative impacts of alternate plans;

             (F) Establishment of a small landowners advisory committee;

             (G) Development of criteria for determining compensation for qualifying timber; and

             (H) Collection and reporting of the statistical information on small landowners as directed in section 503 of chapter 4, Laws of 1999 sp. sess.

             (b) Of the general fund--state appropriation in this subsection:

             (i) $2,128,000 is provided solely for cooperative monitoring, evaluation, and research projects; hazard zonation; adopting and implementing new forest rules to protect riparian habitat and water quality; and geographic information systems improvements for forest roads and hydrography; and

             (ii) $872,000 is provided solely for the department to implement sections 501 through 505 of chapter 4, laws of 1999 sp. sess., including providing technical assistance for small forest landowners for the following:

             (A) Determining streamside buffers;

             (B) Preparation of road management plans;

             (C) Participation in watershed analysis and adaptive management;

             (D) Determining culvert replacement needs; and

             (E) Developing alternative plans to comply with forest and fish rules.

             (6) $44,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided solely for maintenance and safety improvements at the Gull Harbor marine station. The department shall develop a plan for use or disposal of the marine station by December 1, 1999.

             (7) $582,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided solely to expand geoduck resource management activities.

             (8) $172,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided solely to convert aquatic land maps and records to an electronic format.

             (9) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $400,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation are provided solely for spartina control. Within these amounts, the department shall continue support for a field study of biological control methods.

             (10) $2,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $2,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for fire protection activities.

             (11) $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.

             (12) $1,100,000 of the natural resources conservation areas stewardship account is provided solely to the department for planning, management, and stewardship of natural area preserves and natural resources conservation areas.

             (13) $384,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 6277 (authorizing cost reimbursement agreements). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (((15))) (14) $2,000,000 of the forest development account appropriation is provided solely for immediate road decommissioning, maintenance, and repair in the Lake Whatcom watershed.

             (((16))) (15) The department shall submit a report of the uses of the access road revolving fund to the legislature and the office of financial management no later than December 1, 2000. The report shall include the following:

             (a) Distribution of funds from fiscal year 1996 through fiscal year 2000;

             (b) Types of activities funded;

             (c) Method for prioritizing road projects, state-wide and by region; and

             (d) Proposed plan for road maintenance and repair in the 2001-2003 biennium.

             (16) $5,143,000 of the general fund--state appropriation and $3,646,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the costs of fighting wildfires on state and federal lands during the 2000 fire season.

 

PART IV

TRANSPORTATION

 

             Sec. 401. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 401 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,630,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((4,871,000))

5,023,000

Architects' License Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((678,000))

668,000

Cemetery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $205,000

Profession Engineers' Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,703,000

Real Estate Commission--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((6,824,000))

6,784,000

Master License Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,317,000

Uniform Commercial Code Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,448,000

Real Estate Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $630,000

Funeral Directors and Embalmers Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$472,000

Washington Real Estate Research Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $313,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((33,091,000))

33,193,000

 

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

             (1) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $100,000 of the professional engineers' account appropriation are provided solely for Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5821 (on-site wastewater treatment). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (2) $313,000 of the Washington real estate research account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5720 (real estate research). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

             Sec. 402. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 402 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE PATROL

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,496,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((20,826,000))

20,939,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,999,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$344,000

Death Investigations Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,689,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,611,000

County Criminal Justice Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,887,000

Municipal Criminal Justice Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,118,000

Fire Service Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125,000

Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,386,000

Fire Service Training Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,730,000

State Toxics Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $442,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $260,000

Fingerprint Identification Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,958,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((75,871,000))

75,984,000

 

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

             (1) $255,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $95,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for replacement of fire training equipment at the fire service training academy.

             (2) $604,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for implementation of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5108 (missing/exploited children). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (3) $2,816,000 of the death investigation account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1560 (forensic lab services). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (4) $2,900,000 of the fire service training account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5102 (fire fighter training). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. In providing the fire fighter one training program required by the bill, the state patrol shall, to the extent possible, utilize existing public and private fire fighting training facilities in southeastern Washington.

             (5) $354,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for additional law enforcement and security coverage on the west capitol campus.

             (6) $66,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $58,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for activities of the missing children's clearinghouse as related to services performed under subsection 202(1) of this act. If that subsection is not enacted, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (7) When a program within the agency is supported by more than one fund and one of the funds is the state general fund, the agency shall charge its expenditures in such a manner as to ensure that each fund is charged in proportion to its support of the program. The agency may adopt guidelines for the implementation of this subsection. The guidelines may account for federal matching requirements, budget provisos, or other requirements to spend other moneys in a particular manner.

             (8) $300,000 of the death investigations account--state appropriation is provided solely for the operation of the state toxicology laboratory. If House Bill No. 2330 (liquor disbursements) is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (9) $1,386,000 of the disaster response account--state appropriation is provided solely for costs associated with the state patrol's participation in support of the world trade organization conference.

             (10) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 2420 (oil/gas pipeline safety). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

PART V

EDUCATION

 

             Sec. 501. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 501 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR STATE ADMINISTRATION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,844,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42,315,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((83,099,000))

93,143,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((160,258,000))

170,302,000

 

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

 

             (1) AGENCY OPERATIONS

             (a) $404,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $403,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the operation and expenses of the state board of education, including basic education assistance activities.

             (b) $348,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided 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.

             (c) $128,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for increased costs of providing a norm-referenced test to all third grade students and retests of certain third grade students and other costs in accordance with chapter 319, Laws of 1998 (student achievement).

             (d) $145,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for an institutional education program director.

 

             (2) STATE-WIDE PROGRAMS

             (a) $2,524,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for in-service training and educational programs conducted by the Pacific Science Center. Of this amount, $350,000 is provided to add a math van.

             (b) $63,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for operation of the Cispus environmental learning center.

             (c) $2,754,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for educational centers, including state support activities. $100,000 of this amount is provided to help stabilize funding through distribution among existing education centers that are currently funded by the state at an amount less than $100,000 a biennium.

             (d) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for an organization in southwest Washington that received funding from the Spokane educational center in the 1995-97 biennium and provides educational services to students who have dropped out of school.

             (e) $5,923,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for matching grants to enhance security in schools. 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.

             (f) $5,649,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for FY 2001 is provided for school safety allocations to school districts. The amount provided in this subsection (2)(f) is subject to the following conditions and limitations:

             (i) School districts may use funds allocated under this subsection (2)(f) for school safety purposes for the 2000-01 school year, including but not limited to the following: Planning; training; equipment; before, during, and after-school safety; and minor building renovations.

             (ii) Allocations to school districts shall be made beginning on July 1, 2000, at a maximum rate of $10.00 multiplied by the full-time equivalent enrollment of the district. A district's allocation shall be reduced by any amount awarded to that district for security and safety grants under section 501 (2)(e) of this act and under sections 1 (2) and 2 of chapter 12, Laws of 1999 sp. sess. For purposes of this subsection "full-time equivalent enrollment" means the average K-12 full-time equivalent enrollment from September 1, 1999, to May 31, 2000, or 150 full-time equivalent students, whichever is greater.

             (g) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $400,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation transferred from the department of health 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.

             (h) $1,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.

             (i) A maximum of $300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for alcohol and drug prevention programs pursuant to RCW 66.08.180.

             (j) $5,702,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for shared infrastructure costs, data equipment maintenance, and depreciation costs for operation of the K-20 telecommunications network.

             (k) $4,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for a K-20 telecommunications network technical support system in the K-12 sector to prevent system failures and avoid interruptions in school utilization of the data processing and video-conferencing capabilities of the network. These funds may be used to purchase engineering and advanced technical support for the network. A maximum of $650,000 may be expended for state-level administration and staff training on the K-20 network.

             (l) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for allocation to the primary coordinators of the state geographic alliance to improve the teaching of geography in schools.

             (m) $2,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for start-up grants for alternative programs and services that improve instruction and learning for at-risk students. Grants shall be awarded to applicants showing the greatest potential for improved student learning for at-risk students including:

             (i) Students who are disruptive or have been suspended, expelled, or subject to other disciplinary actions;

             (ii) Students with unexcused absences who need intervention;

             (iii) Students who have left school; and

             (iv) Students involved with the court system.

             (n) $1,600,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for grants for magnet schools.

             (o) $4,300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for complex need grants. Grants shall be provided according to amounts shown in LEAP Document 30C as developed on April 27, 1997, at 03:00 hours.

             (p) $431,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely to implement Engrossed House Bill No. 2760 (educator quality). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (q) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for grants to schools and school districts to establish school safety plans.

             (r) $5,242,000 of the general fund--state is provided solely for a corps of nurses located at educational service districts, as determined by the superintendent of public instruction, to be dispatched to the most needy schools to provide direct care to students, health education, and training for school staff.

             (s) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided as matching funds for district contributions to provide analysis of the efficiency of school district business practices.

             (t) $750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for computer system programming and upgrades to benefit the office of the superintendent of public instruction, schools, and school districts.

             (u) $21,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $21,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided solely for the increased costs resulting from Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1477 (school district organization). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

             (v) $1,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for the excellence in mathematics training program as specified in Substitute House Bill No. 1569 (excellence in mathematics). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount in this subsection shall lapse.

             (w) $2,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for teacher institutes during the summer of 2000, programs, and administration costs, as provided for in Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2085 (disruptive students). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount in this subsection shall lapse.

             (x) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for support for vocational student leadership organizations.

             (y) $1,100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for an equal matching grant to the Northeast vocational area cooperative to establish high-technology learning centers to provide college-level technology curriculum for high school students leading to an information technology certificate or degree. Only the following sources may be used as matching for the state funds: Private sector contributions; operating levy revenues; capital levy revenues; technology levy revenues; or other local funds not from federal or state sources.

             (z) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for speech pathology grants to charitable organizations as qualified under the internal revenue code and incorporated under the laws of the state of Washington. These grants shall be used for the purpose of providing childhood speech pathology by nationally certified speech pathologists to children who have demonstrated a lack of verbal communication skills and who would benefit from such a program. Speech pathology services shall be provided at no cost to the child receiving the benefits or to the parents or guardians of the child.

             (aa) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for competitive grants to school districts to obtain curriculum or programs that allow high school students to have access to internet-based curriculum that leads directly to higher education credits or provides preparation for tests that lead to higher education credit in subjects including but not limited to mathematics, languages, and science.

             (bb) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,800,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for grants to school districts for programs to prepare high school students to achieve information technology industry skills certifications. The funds may be expended to provide or improve internet access; purchase and install networking or computer equipment; train faculty; or acquire curriculum materials. A match of cash or in-kind contributions from nonstate sources equal to at least half of the cash amount of the grant is required. To assure continuity of the curriculum with higher education institutions, the grant program will be designed and implemented by an interagency team comprised of representatives from the office of the superintendent of public instruction, the state board for community and technical colleges, the higher education coordinating board, and the office of financial management. School districts may apply for grants in cooperation with other school districts or community or technical colleges and must demonstrate in the grant application a cooperative relationship with a community or technical college in information technology programs. Preference for grants shall be made to districts with sound technology plans, which offer student access to computers outside of school hours, which demonstrate involvement of the private sector in information technology programs, and which serve the needs of low-income communities.

             (cc) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the Washington civil liberties education program pursuant to Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1572 (civil liberties education). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (dd) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the World War II oral history project pursuant to Substitute House Bill No. 2418 (WWII oral history project). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (ee) $431,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for the purchase of filtering servers necessary for districts to implement a computer technology filtering system for schools. Priority shall be given to districts that do not have any filtering systems in place. Funding shall be provided only at the request of that district's school board.

             (ff) $297,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for training in oral medications administration. If Substitute Senate Bill No. 6328 (oral medications training) is enacted, the funds are provided to implement the provisions of the bill. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the superintendent shall provide training in administration of oral medications using the model program developed by the office of the superintendent of public instruction.

 

             Sec. 502. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 502 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR GENERAL APPORTIONMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,507,296,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((3,480,701,000))

3,489,806,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((6,987,997,000))

6,997,102,000

 

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

             (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

             (2) Allocations for certificated staff salaries for the 1999-00 and 2000-01 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 4.2 certificated instructional staff units for grades K-3 and an additional 7.2 certificated instructional staff units for grade 4. 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 53.2 certificated instructional staff per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-4. For any school district documenting a lower certificated instructional staff ratio, the allocation shall be based on the district's actual grades K-4 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-4 may dedicate up to 1.3 of the 53.2 funding ratio to employ additional classified instructional assistants assigned to basic education classrooms in grades K-4. 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 53.2 certificated instructional staff per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-4 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 5-6. 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)(i) On the basis of full-time equivalent enrollment in:

             (A) 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 19.5 full-time equivalent vocational students for the 1999-00 school year and the 2000-01 school year. Districts documenting staffing ratios of less than 1 certificated staff per 19.5 students shall be allocated the greater of the total ratio in subsections (2)(a)(i) and (iv) of this section or the actual documented ratio; and

             (B) Skills center programs meeting the standards for skill center funding recommended by the superintendent of public instruction, January 1999, 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.08 certificated administrative units for each 16.67 full-time equivalent vocational students;

             (ii) Indirect cost charges, as defined by the superintendent of public instruction, to vocational-secondary programs shall not exceed 10 percent; and

             (iii) 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 1999-00 and 2000-01 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 16.49 percent in the 1999-00 school year and 15.62 percent in the 2000-01 school year for certificated salary allocations provided under subsection (2) of this section, and a rate of 15.56 percent in the 1999-00 school year and 15.82 percent in the 2000-01 school year 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 $8,117 per certificated staff unit in the 1999-00 school year and a maximum of $8,239 per certificated staff unit in the 2000-01 school year.

             (b) For nonemployee-related costs associated with each vocational certificated staff unit allocated under subsection (2)(c)(i)(A) of this section, there shall be provided a maximum of $19,933 per certificated staff unit in the 1999-00 school year and a maximum of $20,232 per certificated staff unit in the 2000-01 school year.

             (c) For nonemployee-related costs associated with each vocational certificated staff unit allocated under subsection (2)(c)(i)(B) of this section, there shall be provided a maximum of $15,467 per certificated staff unit in the 1999-00 school year and a maximum of $15,699 per certificated staff unit in the 2000-01 school year.

             (7) Allocations for substitute costs for classroom teachers shall be distributed at a maintenance rate of $365.28 for the 1999-00 school year and $479.94 for the 2000-01 school year 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 1998-99 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 (($10,598,000)) $10,423,000 outside the basic education formula during fiscal years 2000 and 2001 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 $457,000 may be expended in fiscal year 2000 and a maximum of $464,000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001;

             (b) For summer vocational programs at skills centers, a maximum of $2,098,000 may be expended each fiscal year;

             (c) A maximum of $585,000 may be expended for school district emergencies provided that up to $260,000 shall be for the Toutle Lake school district emergency;

             (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; and

             (e) A maximum of $3,117,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($779,000)) $604,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided for the 1999-00 school year for districts which experience an enrollment decline in the 1999-00 school year from the 1998-99 school year of more than 4.5 percent in full-time equivalent enrollment or more than 300 full-time equivalent students. The superintendent shall allocate funds to eligible school districts for up to one-half of the enrollment loss at the basic education unenhanced rate for the district. School districts receiving small school factor bonus funds shall not be eligible for enrollment decline funds to the extent that the district has no state apportionment loss as a result of the enrollment decline.

             (10) For purposes of RCW 84.52.0531, the increase per full-time equivalent student in state basic education appropriations provided under chapter 309, Laws of 1999, including appropriations for salary and benefits increases, is 4.0 percent from the 1998-99 school to the 1999-00 school year, and 3.0 percent from the 1999-00 school year to the 2000-01 school year. This subsection supersedes section 1, chapter 10, Laws of 1999 sp. sess.

             (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.

 

             Sec. 503. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 504 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION ADJUSTMENTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $186,314,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((344,013,000))

345,596,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((530,327,000))

531,910,000

 

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

             (1) (($406,511,000)) $407,693,000 is provided for a cost of living adjustment of 3.0 percent effective September 1, 1999, and another 3.0 percent effective September 1, 2000, for state formula staff units. The appropriations include associated incremental fringe benefit allocations at rates of 15.85 percent for school year 1999-00 and 14.98 percent for school year 2000-01 for certificated staff and 12.06 percent for school year 1999-00 and 12.32 percent for school year 2000-01 for classified staff. The appropriation also includes 1.67 percent effective September 1, 1999, for three learning improvement days pursuant to section 503(7) of this act and the salary allocation schedule adjustments for beginning and senior certificated instructional 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 502 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 502 of this act.

             (b) The appropriations in this section provide cost-of-living, learning improvement days for certificated instructional staff, 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 1999-00 school year and $1.23 per weighted pupil-mile for the 2000-01 school year;

             (ii) For education of highly capable students, an increase of $14.04 per formula student for the 1999-00 school year and $21.09 per formula student for the 2000-01 school year; and

             (iii) For transitional bilingual education, an increase of $36.19 per eligible bilingual student for the 1999-00 school year and $54.51 per eligible student for the 2000-01 school year; and

             (iv) For learning assistance, an increase of $13.97 per entitlement unit for the 1999-00 school year and $23.04 per entitlement unit for the 2000-01 school year.

             (c) The appropriations in this section include $417,000 for fiscal year 2000 and (($1,214,000)) $1,227,000 for fiscal year 2001 for salary increase adjustments for substitute teachers.

             (2) (($123,816,000)) $124,217,000 is provided for adjustments to insurance benefit allocations. The maintenance rate for insurance benefit allocations is $335.75 per month for the 1999-00 and 2000-01 school years. The appropriations in this section provide for a rate increase to $388.02 per month for the 1999-00 school year and $425.89 per month for the 2000-01 school year at the following rates:

             (a) For pupil transportation, an increase of $0.48 per weighted pupil-mile for the 1999-00 school year and $0.82 for the 2000-01 school year;

             (b) For education of highly capable students, an increase of $3.32 per formula student for the 1999-00 school year and $5.72 for the 2000-01 school year;

             (c) For transitional bilingual education, an increase of $8.46 per eligible bilingual student for the 1999-00 school year and $14.59 for the 2000-01 school year; and

             (d) For learning assistance, an increase of $6.65 per funded unit for the 1999-00 school year and $11.47 for the 2000-01 school year.

             (3) The rates specified in this section are subject to revision each year by the legislature.

 

             Sec. 504. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 505 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR PUPIL TRANSPORTATION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $181,204,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((181,061,000))

183,660,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((362,265,000))

364,864,000

 

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

             (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

             (2) A maximum of $1,473,000 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) $10,000 of the fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $10,000 of the fiscal year 2001 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 $34.96 per weighted mile in the 1999-00 school year and $35.17 per weighted mile in the 2000-01 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 multiplied by 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 multiplied by the per mile reimbursement rate for the school year multiplied by 1.29.

 

             Sec. 505. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 507 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $387,011,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((385,482,000))

391,076,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((171,667,000))

176,111,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((944,160,000))

954,198,000

 

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

             (1) Funding for special education programs is provided on an excess cost basis, pursuant to RCW 28A.150.390. School districts shall ensure, to the greatest extent possible, that special education students receive their appropriate share of the general apportionment allocation accruing through sections 502 and 504 of this act. To the extent a school district cannot provide an appropriate education for special education students under chapter 28A.155 RCW through the general apportionment allocation, it shall provide services through the special education allocation funded in this section.

             (2) Each general fund--state fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

             (3) 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.

             (4) For the 1999-00 and 2000-01 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, multiplied by the district's average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student, multiplied by 1.15; and

             (b) A district's annual average full-time equivalent basic education enrollment multiplied by the funded enrollment percent determined pursuant to subsection (5)(c) of this section, multiplied by the district's average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student multiplied by 0.9309.

             (5) 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 and shall not include enhancements, 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" means 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 1999-00 and the 2000-01 school years, each district's funded enrollment percent shall be the lesser of the district's actual enrollment percent for the school year for which the allocation is being determined or 12.7 percent.

             (6) At the request of any interdistrict cooperative of at least 15 districts in which all excess cost services for special education students of the districts are provided by the cooperative, the maximum enrollment percent shall be 12.7, and shall be calculated in the aggregate rather than individual district units. For purposes of this subsection, the average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student shall be calculated in the aggregate rather than individual district units.

             (7) A maximum of $12,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and a maximum of $12,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided as safety net funding for districts with demonstrated needs for state special education funding beyond the amounts provided in subsection (4) 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.

             (c) The maximum allowable indirect cost for calculating safety net eligibility may not exceed the federal restricted indirect cost rate for the district plus one percent.

             (d) Safety net awards shall be adjusted based on the percent of potential medicaid eligible students billed as calculated by the superintendent in accordance with Substitute Senate Bill No. 5626 (medicaid payments to schools).

             (e) Safety net awards must be adjusted for any audit findings or exceptions related to special education funding.

             (f) The superintendent may expend up to $100,000 per year of the amounts provided in this subsection to provide staff assistance to the committee in analyzing applications for safety net funds received by the committee.

             (8) 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, the superintendent shall consult with the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the legislature.

             (9) 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 of 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.

             (10) To the extent necessary, $5,500,000 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. If safety net awards to meet the extraordinary needs of one or more individual special education students exceed $5,500,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, the superintendent shall expend all available federal discretionary funds necessary to meet this need. General fund--state funds shall not be expended for this purpose.

             (11) 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.

             (12) 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.

             (13) A school district may carry over from one year to the next year 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.

             (14) The superintendent shall maintain the percentage of federal flow-through to school districts at 85 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.

             (15) A maximum of $1,200,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation may 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.

 

             Sec. 506. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 508 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,738,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((7,771,000))

7,276,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((15,509,000))

15,014,000

 

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

             (1) The appropriations include such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in each fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

             (2) A maximum of $507,000 may 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 1999-00 and 2000-01 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 1999-00 and 2000-01 school years.

 

             Sec. 507. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 510 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR LOCAL EFFORT ASSISTANCE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $102,563,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((122,114,000))

124,107,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((224,677,000))

226,670,000

 

             Sec. 508. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 511 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR INSTITUTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,296,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((19,469,000))

18,249,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,548,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((47,313,000))

46,093,000

 

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

             (1) Each general fund--state fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

             (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.

             (4) The funded staffing ratios for education programs for juveniles age 18 or less in department of corrections facilities shall be the same as those provided in the 1997-99 biennium.

             (5) $92,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($143,000)) $139,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to maintain at least one certificated instructional staff and related support services at an institution whenever the K-12 enrollment is not sufficient to support one full-time equivalent certificated instructional staff to furnish the educational program. The following types of institutions are included: Residential programs under the department of social and health services for developmentally disabled juveniles, programs for juveniles under the department of corrections, and programs for juveniles under the juvenile rehabilitation administration.

             (6) Ten percent of the funds allocated for each institution may be carried over from one year to the next.

 

             Sec. 509. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 512 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR PROGRAMS FOR HIGHLY CAPABLE STUDENTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,164,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((6,105,000))

6,090,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((12,269,000))

12,254,000

 

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

             (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

             (2) Allocations for school district programs for highly capable students shall be distributed at a maximum rate of $312.19 per funded student for the 1999-00 school year and (($310.43)) $310.40 per funded student for the 2000-01 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.

             (4) $186,000 of the appropriation is for the Washington imagination network and future problem-solving programs.

 

             Sec. 510. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 514 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--EDUCATION REFORM PROGRAMS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,234,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((36,300,000))

35,413,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((69,534,000))

68,647,000

 

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

             (1) $268,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $322,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the commission established under PART I of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5418 or Second Substitute House Bill No. 1462. If neither bill is enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall be used for implementation of education reform and an accountability system by the office of the superintendent of public instruction.

             (2) $9,307,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($11,329,000)) $10,442,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided for development and implementation of the Washington assessments of student learning. Up to $689,000 of the appropriation may be expended for data analysis and data management of test results.

             (3) $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.

             (4) $6,818,000 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. The 1999 teacher preparation and development report from the Washington institute for public policy found that (a) there are no state-wide standards for what teacher assistance programs are intended to accomplish and (b) the program has not been changed to reflect increased expectations for improved student learning under education reform. By November 15, 2001, the office of the superintendent of public instruction shall submit a report to the education and fiscal committees of the house of representatives and the senate documenting the outcomes of program changes implemented in response to the study.

             (5) $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.

             (6) $7,200,000 is provided for grants to school districts to provide a continuum of care for children and families to help children become ready to learn. Grant proposals from school districts shall contain local plans designed collaboratively with community service providers. If a continuum of care program exists in the area in which the school district is located, the local plan shall provide for coordination with existing programs to the greatest extent possible. Grant funds shall be allocated pursuant to RCW 70.190.040.

             (7) $5,000,000 is provided solely for the meals for kids program under RCW 28A.235.145 through 28A.235.155.

             (8) $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 or its successor, as specified in RCW 28A.300.130 (center for the improvement of student learning).

             (9) $2,208,000 is provided solely for the leadership internship program for superintendents, principals, and program administrators.

             (10) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to establish a mathematics helping corps subject to the following conditions and limitations:

             (a) In order to increase the availability and quality of technical mathematics assistance state-wide, the superintendent of public instruction, shall employ regional school improvement coordinators and mathematics school improvement specialists to provide assistance to schools and districts. The regional coordinators and specialists shall be hired by and work under the direction of a state-wide school improvement coordinator. The mathematics improvement specialists shall serve on a rotating basis from one to three years and shall not be permanent employees of the superintendent of public instruction.

             (b) The school improvement coordinators and specialists shall provide the following:

             (i) Assistance to schools to disaggregate student performance data and develop improvement plans based on those data;

             (ii) Consultation with schools and districts concerning their performance on the Washington assessment of student learning and other assessments emphasizing the performance on the mathematics assessments;

             (iii) Consultation concerning curricula that aligns with the essential academic learning requirements emphasizing the academic learning requirements for mathematics, the Washington assessment of student learning, and meets the needs of diverse learners;

             (iv) Assistance in the identification and implementation of research-based instructional practices in mathematics;

             (v) Staff training that emphasizes effective instructional strategies and classroom-based assessment for mathematics;

             (vi) Assistance in developing and implementing family and community involvement programs emphasizing mathematics; and

             (vii) Other assistance to schools and school districts intended to improve student mathematics learning.

             (11) A maximum of $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided to expand the number of summer accountability institutes offered by the superintendent of public instruction and the commission on student learning or its successor. The institutes shall provide school district staff with training in the analysis of student assessment data, information regarding successful district and school teaching models, research on curriculum and instruction, and planning tools for districts to improve instruction in reading, mathematics, language arts, and guidance and counseling but placing an emphasis on mathematics.

             (12) $8,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $8,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the Washington reading corps subject to the following conditions and limitations:

             (a) Grants shall be allocated to schools and school districts to implement proven, research-based mentoring and tutoring programs in reading for low-performing students in grades K-6. If the grant is made to a school district, the principals of schools enrolling targeted students shall be consulted concerning design and implementation of the program.

             (b) The programs may be implemented before, after, or during the regular school day, or on Saturdays, summer, intercessions, or other vacation periods.

             (c) Two or more schools may combine their Washington reading corps programs.

             (d) A program is eligible for a grant if it meets one of the following conditions:

             (i) The program is recommended either by the education commission of the states or the Northwest regional educational laboratory; or

             (ii) The program is developed by schools or school districts and is approved by the office of the superintendent of public instruction based on the following criteria:

             (A) The program employs methods of teaching and student learning based on reliable reading/literacy research and effective practices;

             (B) The program design is comprehensive and includes instruction, on-going student assessment, professional development, parental/community involvement, and program management aligned with the school's reading curriculum;

             (C) It provides quality professional development and training for teachers, staff, and volunteer mentors and tutors;

             (D) It has measurable goals for student reading aligned with the essential academic learning requirements; and

             (E) It contains an evaluation component to determine the effectiveness of the program.

             (e) Funding priority shall be given to low-performing schools.

             (f) Beginning, interim, and end-of-program testing data shall be available to determine the effectiveness of funded programs and practices. Common evaluative criteria across programs, such as grade-level improvements shall be available for each reading corps program. The superintendent of public instruction shall provide program evaluations to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature. Administrative and evaluation costs may be assessed from the annual appropriation for the program.

             (g) Grants provided under this section may be used by schools and school districts for expenditures from July 1, 1999, through August 31, 2001.

             (13) $120,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $272,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for salary bonuses for teachers who attain certification by the national board for professional teaching standards.

             (a) During the 1999-00 school year, teachers who have attained certification by the national board will receive a one-time 15 percent salary bonus. The bonus is provided in recognition of their outstanding performance. The bonuses shall be provided subject to the following conditions and limitations:

             (i) For teachers achieving certification prior to September 1, 1999, the bonus shall begin on September 1, 1999.

             (ii) Teachers enrolled in the program prior to September 1, 1999, achieving certification during the 1999-2000 school year shall be eligible for the bonus for the number of months during the school year that the individual has achieved certification.

             (b) During the 2000-01 school year, teachers who have attained certification by the national board during the 2000-01 school year or in prior school years will receive an annual bonus of $3,500. The annual bonus will be paid in a lump sum amount. The annual bonus provided under this subsection shall not be included in the definition of "earnable compensation" under RCW 41.32.010(10).

             (c) It is the intent of the legislature that teachers achieving certification by the national board of professional teaching standards will receive no more than two bonus payments under this subsection.

             (14) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided for a principal support program. The office of the superintendent of public instruction may contract with an independent organization to administer the program. The program shall include: (a) Development of an individualized professional growth plan for a new principal or principal candidate; and (b) participation of a mentor principal who works over a period of between one and three years with the new principal or principal candidate to help him or her build the skills identified as critical to the success of the professional growth plan.

             (15) $35,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $71,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the second grade reading test. The funds shall be expended for assessment training for new second grade teachers and replacement of assessment materials.

 

             Sec. 511. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 515 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL PROGRAMS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,876,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((37,605,000))

37,776,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((73,481,000))

73,652,000

 

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

             (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

             (2) The superintendent shall distribute a maximum of $646.06 per eligible bilingual student in the 1999-00 school year and $641.64 in the 2000-01 school year, exclusive of salary and benefit adjustments provided in section ((503 of this act)) 504, chapter 1, Laws of 2000 2nd sp. sess..

 

             Sec. 512. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 516 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR THE LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $68,936,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((69,470,000))

68,392,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((138,406,000))

137,328,000

 

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

             (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

             (2) Funding for school district learning assistance programs shall be allocated at maximum rates of $382.08 per funded unit for the 1999-00 school year and $381.90 per funded unit for the 2000-01 school year.

             (3) A school district's funded units for the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 school years shall be the sum of the following:

             (a) The district's full-time equivalent enrollment in grades K-6, multiplied by the 5-year average 4th grade lowest quartile test results as adjusted for funding purposes in the school years prior to 1999-2000, multiplied by 0.92. As the 3rd grade test becomes available, it shall be phased into the 5-year average on a 1-year lag; and

             (b) The district's full-time equivalent enrollment in grades 7-9, multiplied by the 5-year average 8th grade lowest quartile test results as adjusted for funding purposes in the school years prior to 1999-2000, multiplied by 0.92. As the 6th grade test becomes available, it shall be phased into the 5-year average for these grades on a 1-year lag; and

             (c) The district's full-time equivalent enrollment in grades 10-11 multiplied by the 5-year average 11th grade lowest quartile test results, multiplied by 0.92. As the 9th grade test becomes available, it shall be phased into the 5-year average for these grades on a 1-year lag; and

             (d) 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 multiplied by 22.3 percent.

             (4) School districts may carry over from one year to the next up to 10 percent of funds allocated under this program; however, carryover funds shall be expended for the learning assistance program.

 

             Sec. 513. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 517 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--LOCAL ENHANCEMENT FUNDS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,981,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((27,315,000))

27,389,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((60,296,000))

60,370,000

 

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

             (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

             (2) Funds are provided for local education program enhancements to meet educational needs as identified by the school district, including alternative education programs.

             (3) Allocations for the 1999-00 school year shall be at a maximum annual rate of $28.81 per full-time equivalent student and $28.81 per full-time equivalent student for the 2000-01 school year. Allocations shall be made on the monthly apportionment payment schedule provided in RCW 28A.510.250 and 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 sixty 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 twenty 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 sixty 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) The superintendent shall not allocate up to one-fourth of a district's funds under this section if:

             (a) The district is not maximizing federal matching funds for medical services provided through special education programs, pursuant to RCW 74.09.5241 through 74.09.5256 (Title XIX funding); or

             (b) The district is not in compliance in filing truancy petitions as required under chapter 312, Laws of 1995 and RCW 28A.225.030.

 

             Sec. 514. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 518 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--BETTER SCHOOLS PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((57,500,000))

56,096,000

 

             Better schools program funds are appropriated to provide additional school improvement resources to help students meet the essential academic learning requirements and student assessment performance standards. ((It is the intent of the legislature that these funds will be appropriated on an ongoing basis in future biennia.)) Allocations received under this section shall be used for the following new and expanded educational enhancements as follows:

             (1) (($37,389,000)) $35,985,000 of the appropriation shall be allocated for class size reduction and expanded learning opportunities as follows:

             (a) For the 2000-01 school year, an additional 2.2 certificated instructional staff units for grades K-4 per thousand full-time equivalent students are provided to supplement the certificated staffing allocations under section 502 (2)(a) of this act. Funds allocated for these additional certificated units shall not be considered as basic education funding. The allocation may be used (i) for reducing class sizes in grades K-4 or (ii) to provide additional classroom contact hours for kindergarten, before-and-after-school programs, weekend school programs, summer school programs, and intercession opportunities to assist elementary school students in meeting the essential academic learning requirements and student assessment performance standards. For purposes of this subsection, additional classroom contact hours provided by teachers beyond the normal school day under a supplemental contract shall be converted to a certificated full-time equivalent by dividing the classroom contact hours by 900.

             (b) Any district maintaining a ratio equal to or greater than 55.4 certificated instructional staff per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-4 may use allocations generated under this subsection to employ additional certificated instructional staff or classified instructional assistants in grades K-12 or to provide additional classroom opportunities under (a) of this subsection in grades K-12.

             (c) Salary calculations, nonemployee related costs, and substitute teacher allocations shall be calculated in the same manner as provided under section 502 of this act. The allocation includes salary and benefit increases equivalent to those provided under section 503 of this act.

             (2) $20,111,000 of the appropriation shall be allocated for professional development and training as follows:

             (a) For fiscal year 2001, the funds shall be used for additional professional development for certificated and classified staff, including additional paid time for curriculum and lesson redesign and development work and training to ensure that instruction is aligned with state standards and student needs.

             (b) For fiscal year 2001, the superintendent shall allocate the funds to school districts at a rate of $20.04 per student based on the October 1999 P-105 unduplicated headcount.

             (c) School districts shall allocate the funds to schools and the expenditure of the funds shall be determined by the staff at each school site.

 

             Sec. 515. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 519 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Education Savings Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((78,612,000))

28,077,000

Education Construction Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,000,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((113,612,000))

63,077,000

 

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

             (1) (($42,612,000 in fiscal year 2000 and $36,000,000 in fiscal year 2001 are)) $28,077,000 of the education savings account is appropriated to the common school construction account.

             (2) The education construction account appropriation shall be deposited in the common school construction account.

 

PART VI

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

             Sec. 601. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 602 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $456,291,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((489,677,000))

490,377,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,404,000

Education Construction Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000,000

Employment and Training Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $888,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((959,260,000))

959,960,000

 

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

             (1) The technical colleges may increase tuition and fees in excess of the fiscal growth factor to conform with the percentage increase in community college operating fees.

             (2)(a) $5,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $5,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to increase salaries and related benefits for part-time faculty. The state board for community and technical colleges shall allocate these funds to college districts based on the headcount of part-time faculty under contract for the 1998-99 academic year. To earn these funds, a college district must match the state funds with local revenue, the amounts for which shall be determined by the state board. State fund allocations that go unclaimed by a college district shall lapse. The board may provide salary increases to part-time faculty in a total amount not to exceed $10,000,000 from tuition revenues. The board shall report to the office of financial management and legislative fiscal committees on the distribution of state funds, match requirements of each district, and the wage adjustments for part-time faculty by October 1 of each fiscal year.

             (b) Each college district shall examine its current ratio of part-time to full-time faculty by discipline and report to the board a plan to reduce wage disparity and reliance on part-time faculty through salary improvements, conversion of positions to full-time status, and other remedies deemed appropriate given labor market conditions and educational programs offered in each community. The board shall set long-term performance targets for each district with respect to use of part-time faculty and monitor progress annually. The board shall report to the fiscal and higher education committees of the legislature on implementation of this subsection by no later than December 1, 1999, with recommendations for the ensuing biennium provided no later than December 1, 2000.

             (3) $1,155,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $2,345,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for faculty salary increments and associated benefits and 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.

             (4) $950,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $950,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to lower the part-time faculty retirement eligibility threshold to fifty percent of the full-time workload.

             (5) $332,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $3,153,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for Cascadia Community College start-up and enrollment costs.

             (6) $1,441,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,441,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for 500 FTE enrollment slots to implement RCW 28B.50.259 (timber-dependent communities).

             (7) $27,775,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $28,761,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and the entire employment and training trust account appropriation are provided solely as special funds for training and related support services, including financial aid, child care, and transportation, as specified in chapter 226, Laws of 1993 (employment and training for unemployed workers).

             (a) Funding is provided to support up to 7,200 full-time equivalent students in each fiscal year.

             (b) The state board for community and technical colleges shall submit a plan for allocation of the full-time equivalent students provided in this subsection to the workforce training and education coordinating board for review and approval.

             (8) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for tuition support for students enrolled in work-based learning programs.

             (9) $567,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $568,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for administration and customized training contracts through the job skills program.

             (10) $750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for grants to expand information technology and computer science programs. Successful grant applications from a college, partnerships of colleges, or partnerships of colleges and K-12 school districts must include a match of cash, in-kind, or donations equivalent to the grant amount. Grant applications shall receive priority that prepare students to meet industry standards, achieve industry skill certificates, or continue to upper division computer science or computer engineering studies. No college may receive more than $300,000 from appropriations in this section. The state board for community and technical colleges shall report the implementation of this section to the governor and legislative fiscal committees by June 30, 2001, including plans of successful grant recipients for the continuation of programs funded by this section.

             (11) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the Pierce College branch at Puyallup.

             (12) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are solely for implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5277 (higher education student child care matching grants). In no case shall funds provided in this subsection be used to construct or remodel facilities. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (13) Funding in this section provides for the collection and reporting of Washington enrollment data, and related activities, for the distance learning information project described in section 129 of this act.

             (14) $425,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for allocation to Olympic college. Olympic college shall contract with accredited baccalaureate institution(s) to bring a program of upper-division courses, concentrating on but not limited to business, education, and human relations, to Bremerton. Moneys may be used by Olympic college during either fiscal year to equip and support a state-owned or state-leased facility in Bremerton where contracted courses are delivered.

             (15) $1,000,000 of the education construction account--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided to replace failing roofs at Columbia basin college.

             (16) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided for assistance to students with disabilities.

             (17) $750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for a student centered online delivery system to broaden access and increase use of college catalogs, schedules, and registration systems.

             (18) $658,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for maintenance and operations of Cascadia college phase 2, and for facilities previously authorized for construction with certificates of participation:

             (a) Workforce training facility at Columbia basin college;

             (b) Student services auditorium at Columbia basin college;

             (c) Music building at Edmonds community college;

             (d) Student center at South Puget Sound community college;

             (e) Addition to the Lair student center at Spokane community college;

             (f) Addition to the student union building at Yakima Valley community college; and

             (g) Classroom and child care facility at Whatcom community college.

             (19) $700,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for lawsuit settlement costs at Green River community college.

 

             Sec. 602. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 606 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42,060,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,726,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$86,786,000

 

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

             (1) $312,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $312,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for competitively offered recruitment, retention, and equity salary adjustments for 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. Tuition revenues may be expended in addition to those required by this section to further provide recruitment and retention salary adjustments. The university shall provide a report in their 2001-03 biennial operating budget request submittal on the effective expenditure of funds for the purposes of this section.

             (2) The office of financial management shall hold and release funds to the university at the rate of $4,756 per enrolled state FTE student in excess of fiscal year 2000 actual annualized enrollment as determined in the budget driver tracking report prepared by the office of financial management. Of the amounts held pursuant to this subsection, $300,000 shall be released to the university for the sole purpose of implementing enrollment improvement initiatives, and any remaining moneys not earned by the university for enrolling additional state students during the 2000-2001 academic year shall lapse to the education savings account at the close of the biennium.

 

PART VII

SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS

 

             Sec. 701. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 701 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR DEBT SUBJECT TO THE DEBT LIMIT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $634,792,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((435,288,000))

436,354,000

State Building Construction Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,797,000

Debt-Limit Reimbursable Bond Retirement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,565,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((1,079,442,000))

1,080,508,000

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The general fund appropriations are for deposit into the debt-limit general fund bond retirement account. The appropriation for fiscal year 2000 shall be deposited in the debt-limit general fund bond retirement account by June 30, 2000.

 

             Sec. 702. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 703 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,678,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,283,000

Higher Education Construction Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((695,000))

545,000

State Higher Education Construction Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150,000

Nondebt-Limit Reimbursable Bond Retirement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((119,977,000))

117,077,000

Stadium and Exhibition Center Construction--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,970,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((169,603,000))

166,703,000

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The general fund appropriation is for deposit into the nondebt-limit general fund bond retirement account.

 

             Sec. 703. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 704 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $567,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $568,000

Higher Education Construction Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$((83,000))

63,000

State Building Construction Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,237,000

State Higher Education Construction Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  20,000

Public Safety Reimbursable Bond Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$           0

Stadium/Exhibition Center Construction Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,705,000

 

Total Bond Retirement and Interest Appropriations contained in sections 701 through 704

             of this act and section 704, chapter 309, Laws of 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((1,295,863,000))

1,292,963,000

 

             Sec. 704. 1999 c 309 s 708 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT--FIRE CONTINGENCY POOL

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000,000

Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000,000

 

             ((The sum of three million dollars or so much thereof as may be available on June 30, 1999, from the total amount of unspent fiscal year 1999 fire contingency funding in)) The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for deposit into the disaster response account. The disaster response account((, is appropriated)) appropriation is provided for the purpose of making allocations to the military department for fire mobilizations costs or to the department of natural resources for fire suppression costs.

 

             NEW SECTION. Sec. 705. A new section is added to 1999 c 309 (uncodified) to read as follows:

             FOR SUNDRY CLAIMS. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, are appropriated from the general fund, unless otherwise indicated, for relief of various individuals, firms, and corporations for sundry claims. These appropriations are to be disbursed on vouchers approved by the director of general administration, except as otherwise provided, as follows:

             (1) Reimbursement of criminal defendants acquitted on the basis of self-defense, pursuant to RCW 9A.16.110:

             (a) Gregory Sykes, claim number SCJ 2001-01. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $    6,647

             (b) Daniel Anker, claim number SCJ 2001-02. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  17,584

             (c) Joshua Swaney, claim number SCJ 2001-03. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  32,000

             (d) Yanis Nadzins, claim number SCJ 2001-04. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $    5,000

             (e) Shawn Kostelec, claim number SCJ 2001-05. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $    2,800

             (f) Terry Hanson, claim number SCJ 2001-07. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $    6,742

             (g) Allen West, claim number SCJ 2001-08. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $    9,001

             (h) Kim McLemore, claim number SCJ 2001-09. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       920

             (i) Norma Vasquez, claim number SCJ 2001-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$    1,110

             (j) Clifford Stewart, claim number SCJ 2001-12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $    2,948

             (k) Lee Sumerlin, claim number SCJ 2001-14. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       135

             (l) Maxwell Jones, claim number SCJ 2001-16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$    6,840

             (2) Payment from the state wildlife account for damage to crops by wildlife, pursuant to RCW 77.36.050:

             (a) Carl Anderson, claim number SCG 2001-02. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  30,357

             (b) Marshall Anderson, claim number SCG 2001-03. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  20,439

             (c) Richard Anderson, claim number SCG 2001-04. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  34,196

             (d) Bud Hamilton, claim number SCG 2001-05. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  97,761

             (e) Ice Brothers, claim number SCG 2001-06. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  23,922

             (f) Dick Rubenser, claim number SCG 2001-07. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  14,100

 

             NEW SECTION. Sec. 706. A new section is added to 1999 c 309 (uncodified) to read as follows:

             Any program costs or money in this act that is shifted to the general fund from another fund or account requires an adjustment to the state expenditure limit under RCW 43.135.035(5).

 

             NEW SECTION. Sec. 707. A new section is added to 1999 c 309 (uncodified) to read as follows:

             FOR WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY--AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE TRUST LANDS. The sum of sixteen million dollars is appropriated from the education construction account to the agricultural permanent account as full and final payment of the agricultural college trust land settlement effective May 24, 1999, between the office of financial management and Washington State University, and shall be used to support financing of the health sciences building in Spokane.

 

             Sec. 708. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 730 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT--COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ASSISTANCE

             The sum of $33,183,801 is appropriated from the health services account to the department of community, trade, and economic development for distribution for the purposes of public health. Of the amounts provided, $11,061,266 is to be distributed for ((calendar)) fiscal year 2000 for the period from ((July)) January 1 through ((December 31)) June 30, and $22,122,535 is to be distributed for ((calendar)) fiscal year 2001, to the following counties and health districts in the amounts designated:

 


County or Health District


FY 2000


FY 2001

1999-2001

Biennium

Adams Co. Health District

15,165

30,330

45,495

Asotin Co. Health District

30,008

60,015

90,023

Benton-Franklin Health District

551,371

1,102,742

1,654,113

Chelan-Douglas Health District

79,726

159,451

239,177

Clallam Co. Health and Human Services Dept.

68,512

137,024

205,536

Southwest Washington Health District

512,816

1,025,631

1,538,447

Columbia Co. Health District

19,857

39,715

59,572

Cowlitz Co. Health Dept.

129,921

259,842

389,763

Garfield Co. Health District

7,363

14,726

22,089

Grant Co. Health District

48,355

96,710

145,065

Grays Harbor Health Dept.

90,088

180,176

270,264

Island Co. Health Dept.

37,465

74,930

112,395

Jefferson Co. Health and Human Services

38,072

76,145

114,217

Seattle-King Co. Dept. of Public Health

4,153,122

8,306,245

12,459,367

Bremerton-Kitsap Co. Health District

271,037

542,074

813,111

Kittitas Co. Health Dept.

38,712

77,425

116,137

Klickitat Co. Health Dept.

24,002

48,004

72,006

Lewis Co. Health Dept.

49,704

99,409

149,113

Lincoln Co. Health Dept.

10,306

20,613

30,919

Mason Co. Dept. of Health Services

40,946

81,893

122,839

Okanogan Co. Health District

30,549

61,099

91,648

Pacific Co. Health Dept.

37,935

75,871

113,806

Tacoma-Pierce Co. Health Dept.

1,372,177

2,744,353

4,116,530

San Juan Co. Health and Community Services

15,058

30,116

45,174

Skagit Co. Health Dept.

98,115

196,230

294,345

Snohomish Health District

1,090,447

2,180,893

3,271,340

Spokane Co. Health District

1,027,015

2,054,031

3,081,046

Northeast Tri-County Health District

47,995

95,991

143,986

Thurston Co. Health Dept.

287,121

574,242

861,363

Wahkiakum Co. Health Dept.

6,748

13,495

20,243

Walla Walla County-City Health Dept.

83,532

167,063

250,595

Whatcom Co. Health Dept.

409,608

819,215

1,228,823

Whitman Co. Health Dept.

38,071

76,142

114,213

Yakima Health District

300,347

600,694

901,041

 

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS

$11,061,266

$22,122,535

$33,183,801

 

             NEW SECTION. Sec. 709. A new section is added to 1999 c 309 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR NISQUALLY EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

Emergency Reserve Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 56,336,000

 

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

             (1) The emergency reserve fund appropriation is in response to the emergency caused by a natural disaster known as the Nisqually earthquake, declared by chapter 5, Laws of 2001, the governor, and the president of the United States.

             (2) The emergency reserve fund appropriation is provided solely for deposit in the Nisqually earthquake account--state.

             (3) $728,000 is appropriated from the Nisqually earthquake account--state and $558,000 is appropriated from the Nisqually earthquake account--federal to the military department solely for costs associated with coordinating the state's response to the February 28, 2001, earthquake with the federal emergency management agency.

             (4) $1,986,000 is appropriated from the Nisqually earthquake account--state and $6,878,000 is appropriated from the Nisqually earthquake account--federal to the military department solely for public assistance costs associated with the earthquake for state and local agencies. Of the appropriation from the Nisqually earthquake account--state in this subsection, $1,680,000 is provided for the state matching share for state agencies and $306,000 is provided for one-half of the local matching share for local entities. The amount provided for the local matching share constitutes a revenue distribution for purposes of RCW 43.135.060(1).

 

PART VIII

OTHER TRANSFERS AND APPROPRIATIONS

 

             Sec. 801. 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 802 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--TRANSFERS

Local Toxics Control Account: For transfer to the state toxics control account on

             or before June 1, 2000, an amount equal to $1,500,000. This transfer shall

             be repaid to the local toxics control account from moneys in the state toxics

             control account by June 30, 2005. The transfer shall be repaid prior to June

             30, 2005, to the extent that moneys are received from the cost recovery action

             at the Everett smelter site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $   1,500,000

Park Land Trust Revolving Fund: For transfer to the common school construction

             fund, $13,350,000 of the amount deposited into the park land trust revolving

             fund on January 6, 2000, plus all interest attributed to that amount that has

             accrued since deposit, up to (($13,550,000)) $13,650,400. Nothing in this

             section constitutes an authorization or ratification of the transaction

             that resulted in this deposit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $((13,550,000))

13,650,400

Park Land Trust Revolving Fund: For transfer to the natural resources real property

             replacement account, $3,200,000 of the amount deposited into the park land

             trust revolving fund on January 6, 2000, plus all interest attributed to that

             amount that has accrued since deposit, up to $3,300,000. Nothing in this

             section constitutes an authorization or ratification of the transaction that

             resulted in this deposit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$   3,300,000

 

             Sec. 802. 1999 c 309 s 803 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--TRANSFERS

General Fund: For transfer to the Water Quality Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 83,423,000

General Fund: For transfer to the Flood Control Assistance Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$   4,000,000

State Convention and Trade Center Account: For transfer to the State

             Convention and Trade Center Operations Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $   3,800,000

Water Quality Account: For transfer to the Water Pollution Control

             Account. Transfers shall be made at intervals coinciding with deposits

             of federal capitalization grant money into the account. The amounts

             transferred shall not exceed the match required for each federal

             deposit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 16,350,000

State Treasurer's Service Account: For transfer to the general fund on or before

             June 30, 2001, an amount up to $10,000,000 in excess of the cash

             requirements of the State Treasurer's Service Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10,000,000

Public Works Assistance Account: For transfer to the Drinking Water Assistance Account$   7,700,000

County Sales and Use Tax Equalization Account:

             For transfer to the County Public Health Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $   2,577,664

Public Health Services Account: For transfer to the County Public Health Account. . . . . . . $   1,056,000

State Emergency Water Projects Revolving Account:

             For transfer to the State Drought Preparedness Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $   6,800,000

Tobacco Settlement Account: For transfer to the Health Services Account

             in an amount not to exceed the actual balance of the tobacco

             settlement account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$223,087,000

State Toxics Control Account: For transfer to the local toxics control account

             on or before June 30, 2001, up to $2,500,000, but not greater than the

             loan enacted in the 1999 supplemental budget. The exact amount and

             timing of the transfer shall be determined by the office of financial

             management, based on state toxics control account fund balances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $   2,500,000

Health Services Account: For transfer to the state general fund by June 30, 2001,

             for health services purposes consistent with RCW 43.72.900. Pursuant

             to RCW 43.135.035(5), the state expenditure limit shall be increased in

             fiscal year 2001 to reflect this transfer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $121,000,000

 

PART IX

MISCELLANEOUS

 

             Sec. 901. 2000 c 241 s 4 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

JOINT TASK FORCE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

             This act expires March 30, ((2002)) 2001.

 

             NEW SECTION. Sec. 902. If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.

 

             NEW SECTION. Sec. 903. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately.

 

             On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "matters;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending 1999 c 309 ss 106, 111, 119, 130, 133, 134, 138, 223, 708, and 803 (uncodified); amending 2000 c 241 s 4 (uncodified); amending 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 ss 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 114, 115, 117, 118, 119, 124, 126, 201, 202, 203, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 222, 301, 302, 305, 306, 401, 402, 501, 502, 504, 505, 507, 508, 510, 511, 512, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 602, 606, 701, 703, 704, 730, and 802 (uncodified); adding new sections to 1999 c 309 (uncodified); creating new sections; making appropriations; and declaring an emergency."

 

             There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate Amendment(s) to Substitute House Bill No. 1314 and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.

 

             SENATE BILL NO. 5316 by Senators Prentice and Winsley

 

             Ensuring that reasonable assurance continues to apply to employees of educational institutions.

 

             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 Kenney and B. Chandler spoke in favor of passage of the bill.

 

             Speaker Chopp stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5316.

 

MOTIONS

 

             On motion of Representative Santos, Representatives Cooper, Edwards, Fisher, Kirby, and Poulsen were excused. On motion of Representative Cairnes, Representatives Alexander, McMorris, Pennington, Schoesler, Woods and Speaker Ballard were excused.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5316 and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 87, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 11.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Anderson, Armstrong, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Berkey, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Casada, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Clements, Cody, Conway, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Edmonds, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Esser, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hunt, Hurst, Jackley, Jarrett, Kagi, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Lovick, Marine, Mastin, McDermott, McIntire, Mielke, Miloscia, Mitchell, Morell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Pearson, Pflug, Quall, Reardon, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schmidt, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wood, Speaker Chopp - 87.

             Excused: Representatives Alexander, Cooper, Edwards, Fisher, Kirby, McMorris, Pennington, Poulsen, Schoesler, Woods, and Speaker Ballard - 11.

 

             Senate Bill No. 5316, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

             SENATE BILL NO. 5108 by Senators T. Sheldon, Benton, Snyder, Hargrove, Sheahan, Gardner, Rasmussen and Stevens

 

             Modifying provisions relating to the growing of short-rotation hardwood trees on agricultural land.

 

             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 Rockefeller and Pearson spoke in favor of passage of the bill.

 

             Speaker Chopp stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5108.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5108 and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 89, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 9.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Anderson, Armstrong, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Berkey, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Casada, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Clements, Cody, Conway, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Edmonds, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Esser, Fisher, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hunt, Hurst, Jackley, Jarrett, Kagi, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Lovick, Marine, Mastin, McDermott, McIntire, Mielke, Miloscia, Mitchell, Morell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Pearson, Pflug, Poulsen, Quall, Reardon, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schmidt, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wood, and Speaker Chopp - 89.

             Excused: Representatives Alexander, Cooper, Edwards, Kirby, McMorris, Pennington, Schoesler, Woods, and Speaker Ballard - 9.

 

             Senate Bill No. 5108, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

             SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5309 by Senate Committee on Ways & Means

 

             Providing funding for local government criminal justice.

 

             The bill was read the second time.

 

             There being no objection, the committee amendment by the Committee on Appropriations was before the House for purpose of amendments. (For committee amendment, see Journal, 82nd Day, March 30, 2001.)

 

             There being no objection, amendment (0133) to the committee amendment was withdrawn.

 

             Representative Campbell moved the adoption of the following amendment (0134) to the committee amendment:

 

             On page 3, line 17, strike all of section 3.

 

             Representatives Campbell, Cairnes, Dunn and Carrell spoke in favor of the adoption of the amendment to the committee amendment.

 

             Representatives Doumit, Sehlin, O'Brien, Sommers, Delvin and Ballasiotes spoke against adoption of the amendment to the committee amendment.

 

             Representative Poulsen demanded the previous question and the demand was sustained.

 

             The amendment to the committee amendment was not adopted.

 

             The committee amendment was adopted.

 

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

 

             Representatives Doumit and Sehlin spoke in favor of passage of the bill.

 

             Speaker Chopp stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5309 as amended by the House.

 

MOTION

 

             On motion of Representative Santos, Representatives Ogden and Ruderman were excused.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5309 as amended by the House and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 77, Nays - 14, Absent - 0, Excused - 7.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Berkey, Boldt, Buck, Cairnes, Carrell, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Clements, Cody, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Darneille, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunshee, Edmonds, Eickmeyer, Fisher, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hunt, Hurst, Jackley, Jarrett, Kagi, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Lovick, Marine, Mastin, McDermott, McIntire, Miloscia, Mitchell, Morell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Pearson, Pennington, Pflug, Poulsen, Quall, Reardon, Rockefeller, Romero, Santos, Schmidt, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Talcott, Tokuda, Veloria, Wood, and Speaker Chopp - 77.

             Voting nay: Representatives Bush, Campbell, Casada, Crouse, DeBolt, Dunn, Ericksen, Esser, Lambert, Mielke, Roach, Schindler, Sump, and Van Luven - 14.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Kirby, McMorris, Ogden, Ruderman, Woods, and Speaker Ballard - 7.

 

             Substitute Senate Bill No. 5309 as amended by the House, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

             ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5606 by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections

 

             Regarding background checks.

 

             There being no objection, the committee amendment by the Committee on Children & Family Services was before the House for purpose of amendments. (For committee amendment, see Journal, 81st Day, March 30, 2001.)

 

             Representative Lambert moved the adoption of the following amendment (0169) to the committee amendment:

 

             On page 5, line 1 of the amendment, after "(2)" strike all material through "position" on line 3 and insert the following:

             "The personnel resources board must develop policy recommendations addressing the action that will be taken if a background check result disqualifies an employee from his or her current position. A report of the recommendations developed must be delivered to the legislature by December 1, 2001"

 

             Representatives Lambert and Tokuda spoke in favor of the adoption of the amendment to the committee amendment.

 

             The amendment to the committee amendment was adopted.

 

             The committee amendment as amended was adopted.

 

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

 

             Representative Tokuda spoke in favor of passage of the bill.

 

             Speaker Chopp stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5606 as amended by the House.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5606 as amended by the House and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 92, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 6.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Berkey, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Casada, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Clements, Cody, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Edmonds, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Esser, Fisher, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hunt, Hurst, Jackley, Jarrett, Kagi, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Lovick, Marine, Mastin, McDermott, McIntire, Mielke, Miloscia, Mitchell, Morell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Pearson, Pennington, Pflug, Poulsen, Quall, Reardon, Roach, Rockefeller, Romero, Santos, Schindler, Schmidt, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wood, Speaker Chopp - 92.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Kirby, McMorris, Ruderman, Woods, and Speaker Ballard - 6.

 

             Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5606 as amended by the House, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

             SENATE BILL NO. 5921 by Senators Kohl-Welles, Horn, Sheahan, McAuliffe, West, McCaslin, Carlson, Morton, Jacobsen, B. Sheldon, Shin and Parlette

 

             Authorizing doctorate level degrees in physical therapy at Eastern Washington University.

 

             The bill was read the second time.

 

             Representative Cox moved the adoption of the following amendment (0179):

 

             On page 1, line 7 after "offer" insert "applied, but not research,"

 

             Representatives Cox and Kenney spoke in favor of adoption of the amendment.

 

             The amendment was adopted.

 

             Representative Campbell moved the adoption of the following amendment (0136):

 

             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 28B.35 RCW to read as follows:

             The higher education coordinating board shall review the national trend in the education of physical therapist requiring a doctorate degree as the entry-level degree for the profession. The board shall make recommendations to the Legislature as to whether there is a need to expand the opportunity for attaining a doctoral degree in physical therapy by making the degree available at regional universities which are currently prohibited from conferring doctoral degrees under state law. The board shall make the report available to the appropriate legislative committees by December 15, 2002."

 

             Representatives Campbell, Cody and Campbell (again) spoke in favor of adoption of the amendment.

 

             Representatives Cox and Kenney spoke against adoption of the amendment.

 

             The amendment was not adopted.

 

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

 

             Representatives Cox and Kenney spoke in favor of passage of the bill.

 

             Speaker Chopp stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5921 as amended by the House.

 

MOTION

 

             On motion of Representative Schoesler, Representative Ballasiotes was excused.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5921 as amended by the House and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 82, Nays - 10, Absent - 0, Excused - 6.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Barlean, Benson, Berkey, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Casada, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Clements, Cody, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunshee, Edmonds, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Esser, Fromhold, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hunt, Hurst, Jackley, Jarrett, Kagi, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Lovick, Marine, Mastin, McDermott, McIntire, Mielke, Miloscia, Mitchell, Morell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Pearson, Pennington, Pflug, Poulsen, Quall, Reardon, Roach, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schmidt, Schoesler, Sehlin, Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tokuda, Van Luven, Veloria, Wood, and Speaker Chopp - 82.

             Voting nay: Representatives Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Conway, Darneille, Dunn, Fisher, Lambert, Rockefeller, and Schual-Berke - 10.

             Excused: Representatives Ballasiotes, Edwards, Kirby, McMorris, Woods, and Speaker Ballard - 6.

 

             Senate Bill No. 5921 as amended by the House, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

             SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5123 by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections

 

             Revising the crime of escape as it relates to persons committed to the department of social and health services.

 

             The bill was read the second time.

 

             Representative Carrell moved the adoption of the following amendment (0176):

 

             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

 

             "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 9A.76 RCW to read as follows:

             (1) A person is guilty of escape by a sexually violent predator if, having been committed to the department of social and health services as a sexually violent predator under chapter 71.09 RCW, he or she:

             (a) Escapes from custody;

             (b) Escapes from a commitment facility;

             (c) Escapes from a less restrictive alternative facility; or

             (d) While on conditional release and residing in a location other than at a commitment center or less restrictive alternative facility, leaves or remains absent from the state of Washington without prior court authorization.

             (2) Escape by a sexually violent predator is a class B felony.

 

             Sec. 2. RCW 9A.76.120 and 1995 c 216 s 15 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) A person is guilty of escape in the second degree if:

             (a) He or she escapes from a detention facility; or

             (b) Having been charged with a felony or an equivalent juvenile offense, he or she escapes from custody((; or

             (c) Having been found to be a sexually violent predator and being under an order of conditional release, he or she leaves the state of Washington without prior court authorization)).

             (2) Escape in the second degree is a class C felony.

 

             Sec. 3. RCW 9.94A.320 and 2000 c 225 s 5, 2000 c 119 s 17, and 2000 c 66 s 2 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

 

TABLE 2

 

CRIMES INCLUDED WITHIN EACH SERIOUSNESS LEVEL

 

XVI

Aggravated Murder 1 (RCW 10.95.020)

XV

Homicide by abuse (RCW 9A.32.055)

Malicious explosion 1 (RCW 70.74.280(1))

Murder 1 (RCW 9A.32.030)

XIV

Murder 2 (RCW 9A.32.050)

XIII

Malicious explosion 2 (RCW 70.74.280(2))

Malicious placement of an explosive 1 (RCW 70.74.270(1))

XII

Assault 1 (RCW 9A.36.011)

Assault of a Child 1 (RCW 9A.36.120)

Malicious placement of an imitation device 1 (RCW 70.74.272(1)(a))

Rape 1 (RCW 9A.44.040)

Rape of a Child 1 (RCW 9A.44.073)

XI

Manslaughter 1 (RCW 9A.32.060)

Rape 2 (RCW 9A.44.050)

Rape of a Child 2 (RCW 9A.44.076)

X

Child Molestation 1 (RCW 9A.44.083)

Escape by a Sexually Violent Predator (section 1 of this act)

Indecent Liberties (with forcible compulsion) (RCW 9A.44.100(1)(a))

Kidnapping 1 (RCW 9A.40.020)

Leading Organized Crime (RCW 9A.82.060(1)(a))

Malicious explosion 3 (RCW 70.74.280(3))

Manufacture of methamphetamine (RCW 69.50.401(a)(1)(ii))

Over 18 and deliver heroin, methamphetamine, a narcotic from Schedule I or II, or flunitrazepam from Schedule IV to someone under 18 (RCW 69.50.406)

IX

Assault of a Child 2 (RCW 9A.36.130)

Controlled Substance Homicide (RCW 69.50.415)

Explosive devices prohibited (RCW 70.74.180)

Homicide by Watercraft by being under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug (RCW 79A.60.050)

Inciting Criminal Profiteering (RCW 9A.82.060(1)(b))

Malicious placement of an explosive 2 (RCW 70.74.270(2))

Over 18 and deliver narcotic from Schedule III, IV, or V or a nonnarcotic, except flunitrazepam or methamphetamine, from Schedule I-V to someone under 18 and 3 years junior (RCW 69.50.406)

Robbery 1 (RCW 9A.56.200)

Sexual Exploitation (RCW 9.68A.040)

Vehicular Homicide by being under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug (RCW 46.61.520)

VIII

Arson 1 (RCW 9A.48.020)

Deliver or possess with intent to deliver methamphetamine (RCW 69.50.401(a)(1)(ii))

Hit and Run--Death (RCW 46.52.020(4)(a))

Homicide by Watercraft by the operation of any vessel in a reckless manner (RCW 79A.60.050)

Manslaughter 2 (RCW 9A.32.070)

Manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver amphetamine (RCW 69.50.401(a)(1)(ii))

Manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver heroin or cocaine (RCW 69.50.401(a)(1)(i))

Possession of Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, or Anhydrous Ammonia with intent to manufacture methamphetamine (RCW 69.50.440)

Promoting Prostitution 1 (RCW 9A.88.070)

Selling for profit (controlled or counterfeit) any controlled substance (RCW 69.50.410)

Theft of Anhydrous Ammonia (RCW 69.55.010)

Vehicular Homicide by the operation of any vehicle in a reckless manner (RCW 46.61.520)

VII

Burglary 1 (RCW 9A.52.020)

Child Molestation 2 (RCW 9A.44.086)

Dealing in depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct (RCW 9.68A.050)

Drive-by Shooting (RCW 9A.36.045)

Homicide by Watercraft by disregard for the safety of others (RCW 79A.60.050)

Indecent Liberties (without forcible compulsion) (RCW 9A.44.100(1) (b) and (c))

Introducing Contraband 1 (RCW 9A.76.140)

Involving a minor in drug dealing (RCW 69.50.401(f))

Malicious placement of an explosive 3 (RCW 70.74.270(3))

Sending, bringing into state depictions of minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct (RCW 9.68A.060)

Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the first degree (RCW 9.41.040(1)(a))

Use of a Machine Gun in Commission of a Felony (RCW 9.41.225)

Vehicular Homicide by disregard for the safety of others (RCW 46.61.520)

VI

Bail Jumping with Murder 1 (RCW 9A.76.170(2)(a))

Bribery (RCW 9A.68.010)

Incest 1 (RCW 9A.64.020(1))

Intimidating a Judge (RCW 9A.72.160)

Intimidating a Juror/Witness (RCW 9A.72.110, 9A.72.130)

Malicious placement of an imitation device 2 (RCW 70.74.272(1)(b))

Manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver narcotics from Schedule I or II (except heroin or cocaine) or flunitrazepam from Schedule IV (RCW 69.50.401(a)(1)(i))

Rape of a Child 3 (RCW 9A.44.079)

Theft of a Firearm (RCW 9A.56.300)

Unlawful Storage of Anhydrous Ammonia (RCW 69.55.020)

V

Abandonment of dependent person 1 (RCW 9A.42.060)

Advancing money or property for extortionate extension of credit (RCW 9A.82.030)

Bail Jumping with class A Felony (RCW 9A.76.170(2)(b))

Child Molestation 3 (RCW 9A.44.089)

Criminal Mistreatment 1 (RCW 9A.42.020)

Custodial Sexual Misconduct 1 (RCW 9A.44.160)

Delivery of imitation controlled substance by person eighteen or over to person under eighteen (RCW 69.52.030(2))

Domestic Violence Court Order Violation (RCW 10.99.040, 10.99.050, 26.09.300, 26.10.220, 26.26.138, 26.50.110, 26.52.070, or 74.34.145)

Extortion 1 (RCW 9A.56.120)

Extortionate Extension of Credit (RCW 9A.82.020)

Extortionate Means to Collect Extensions of Credit (RCW 9A.82.040)

Incest 2 (RCW 9A.64.020(2))

Kidnapping 2 (RCW 9A.40.030)

Perjury 1 (RCW 9A.72.020)

Persistent prison misbehavior (RCW 9.94.070)

Possession of a Stolen Firearm (RCW 9A.56.310)

Rape 3 (RCW 9A.44.060)

Rendering Criminal Assistance 1 (RCW 9A.76.070)

Sexual Misconduct with a Minor 1 (RCW 9A.44.093)

Sexually Violating Human Remains (RCW 9A.44.105)

Stalking (RCW 9A.46.110)

IV

Arson 2 (RCW 9A.48.030)

Assault 2 (RCW 9A.36.021)

Assault by Watercraft (RCW 79A.60.060)

Bribing a Witness/Bribe Received by Witness (RCW 9A.72.090, 9A.72.100)

Commercial Bribery (RCW 9A.68.060)

Counterfeiting (RCW 9.16.035(4))

Escape 1 (RCW 9A.76.110)

Hit and Run--Injury (RCW 46.52.020(4)(b))

Hit and Run with Vessel--Injury Accident (RCW 79A.60.200(3))

Indecent Exposure to Person Under Age Fourteen (subsequent sex offense) (RCW 9A.88.010)

Influencing Outcome of Sporting Event (RCW 9A.82.070)

Knowingly Trafficking in Stolen Property (RCW 9A.82.050(2))

Malicious Harassment (RCW 9A.36.080)

Manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver narcotics from Schedule III, IV, or V or nonnarcotics from Schedule I-V (except marijuana, amphetamine, methamphetamines, or flunitrazepam) (RCW 69.50.401(a)(1) (iii) through (v))

Residential Burglary (RCW 9A.52.025)

Robbery 2 (RCW 9A.56.210)

Theft of Livestock 1 (RCW 9A.56.080)

Threats to Bomb (RCW 9.61.160)

Use of Proceeds of Criminal Profiteering (RCW 9A.82.080 (1) and (2))

Vehicular Assault (RCW 46.61.522)

Willful Failure to Return from Furlough (RCW 72.66.060)

III

Abandonment of dependent person 2 (RCW 9A.42.070)

Assault 3 (RCW 9A.36.031)

Assault of a Child 3 (RCW 9A.36.140)

Bail Jumping with class B or C Felony (RCW 9A.76.170(2)(c))

Burglary 2 (RCW 9A.52.030)

Communication with a Minor for Immoral Purposes (RCW 9.68A.090)

Criminal Gang Intimidation (RCW 9A.46.120)

Criminal Mistreatment 2 (RCW 9A.42.030)

Custodial Assault (RCW 9A.36.100)

Delivery of a material in lieu of a controlled substance (RCW 69.50.401(c))

Escape 2 (RCW 9A.76.120)

Extortion 2 (RCW 9A.56.130)

Harassment (RCW 9A.46.020)

Intimidating a Public Servant (RCW 9A.76.180)

Introducing Contraband 2 (RCW 9A.76.150)

Maintaining a Dwelling or Place for Controlled Substances (RCW 69.50.402(a)(6))

Malicious Injury to Railroad Property (RCW 81.60.070)

Manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver marijuana (RCW 69.50.401(a)(1)(iii))

Manufacture, distribute, or possess with intent to distribute an imitation controlled substance (RCW 69.52.030(1))

Patronizing a Juvenile Prostitute (RCW 9.68A.100)

Perjury 2 (RCW 9A.72.030)

Possession of Incendiary Device (RCW 9.40.120)

Possession of Machine Gun or Short-Barreled Shotgun or Rifle (RCW 9.41.190)

Promoting Prostitution 2 (RCW 9A.88.080)

 Recklessly Trafficking in Stolen Property (RCW 9A.82.050(1))

Securities Act violation (RCW 21.20.400)

Tampering with a Witness (RCW 9A.72.120)

Telephone Harassment (subsequent conviction or threat of death) (RCW 9.61.230)

Theft of Livestock 2 (RCW 9A.56.080)

Unlawful Imprisonment (RCW 9A.40.040)

Unlawful possession of firearm in the second degree (RCW 9.41.040(1)(b))

Unlawful Use of Building for Drug Purposes (RCW 69.53.010)

Willful Failure to Return from Work Release (RCW 72.65.070)

II

Computer Trespass 1 (RCW 9A.52.110)

Counterfeiting (RCW 9.16.035(3)) 

Create, deliver, or possess a counterfeit controlled substance (RCW 69.50.401(b))

Escape from Community Custody (RCW 72.09.310)

Health Care False Claims (RCW 48.80.030)

Malicious Mischief 1 (RCW 9A.48.070)

Possession of controlled substance that is either heroin or narcotics from Schedule I or II or flunitrazepam from Schedule IV (RCW 69.50.401(d))

Possession of phencyclidine (PCP) (RCW 69.50.401(d))

Possession of Stolen Property 1 (RCW 9A.56.150)

Theft 1 (RCW 9A.56.030)

Theft of Rental, Leased, or Lease-purchased Property (valued at one thousand five hundred dollars or more) (RCW 9A.56.096(4))

Trafficking in Insurance Claims (RCW 48.30A.015)

Unlawful Practice of Law (RCW 2.48.180)

Unlicensed Practice of a Profession or Business (RCW 18.130.190(7))

I

Attempting to Elude a Pursuing Police Vehicle (RCW 46.61.024)

False Verification for Welfare (RCW 74.08.055)

Forged Prescription (RCW 69.41.020)

Forged Prescription for a Controlled Substance (RCW 69.50.403)

Forgery (RCW 9A.60.020)

Malicious Mischief 2 (RCW 9A.48.080)

Possess Controlled Substance that is a Narcotic from Schedule III, IV, or V or Non-narcotic from Schedule I-V (except phencyclidine or flunitrazepam) (RCW 69.50.401(d))

Possession of Stolen Property 2 (RCW 9A.56.160)

Reckless Burning 1 (RCW 9A.48.040)

Taking Motor Vehicle Without Permission (RCW 9A.56.070)

Theft 2 (RCW 9A.56.040)

Theft of Rental, Leased, or Lease-purchased Property (valued at two hundred fifty dollars or more but less than one thousand five hundred dollars) (RCW 9A.56.096(4))

Unlawful Issuance of Checks or Drafts (RCW 9A.56.060)

Unlawful Use of Food Stamps (RCW 9.91.140 (2) and (3))

Vehicle Prowl 1 (RCW 9A.52.095)

 

             Sec. 4. RCW 9.94A.030 and 2000 c 28 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

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

             (1) "Collect," or any derivative thereof, "collect and remit," or "collect and deliver," when used with reference to the department, means that the department, either directly or through a collection agreement authorized by RCW 9.94A.145, is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the offender's sentence with regard to the legal financial obligation, receiving payment thereof from the offender, and, consistent with current law, delivering daily the entire payment to the superior court clerk without depositing it in a departmental account.

             (2) "Commission" means the sentencing guidelines commission.

             (3) "Community corrections officer" means an employee of the department who is responsible for carrying out specific duties in supervision of sentenced offenders and monitoring of sentence conditions.

             (4) "Community custody" means that portion of an offender's sentence of confinement in lieu of earned release time or imposed pursuant to RCW 9.94A.120(2)(b), 9.94A.650 through 9.94A.670, 9.94A.137, 9.94A.700 through 9.94A.715, or 9.94A.383, served in the community subject to controls placed on the offender's movement and activities by the department. For offenders placed on community custody for crimes committed on or after July 1, 2000, the department shall assess the offender's risk of reoffense and may establish and modify conditions of community custody, in addition to those imposed by the court, based upon the risk to community safety.

             (5) "Community custody range" means the minimum and maximum period of community custody included as part of a sentence under RCW 9.94A.715, as established by the commission or the legislature under RCW 9.94A.040, for crimes committed on or after July 1, 2000.

             (6) "Community placement" means that period during which the offender is subject to the conditions of community custody and/or postrelease supervision, which begins either upon completion of the term of confinement (postrelease supervision) or at such time as the offender is transferred to community custody in lieu of earned release. Community placement may consist of entirely community custody, entirely postrelease supervision, or a combination of the two.

             (7) "Community service" means compulsory service, without compensation, performed for the benefit of the community by the offender.

             (8) "Community supervision" means a period of time during which a convicted offender is subject to crime-related prohibitions and other sentence conditions imposed by a court pursuant to this chapter or RCW 16.52.200(6) or 46.61.524. Where the court finds that any offender has a chemical dependency that has contributed to his or her offense, the conditions of supervision may, subject to available resources, include treatment. For purposes of the interstate compact for out-of-state supervision of parolees and probationers, RCW 9.95.270, community supervision is the functional equivalent of probation and should be considered the same as probation by other states.

             (9) "Confinement" means total or partial confinement.

             (10) "Conviction" means an adjudication of guilt pursuant to Titles 10 or 13 RCW and includes a verdict of guilty, a finding of guilty, and acceptance of a plea of guilty.

             (11) "Crime-related prohibition" means an order of a court prohibiting conduct that directly relates to the circumstances of the crime for which the offender has been convicted, and shall not be construed to mean orders directing an offender affirmatively to participate in rehabilitative programs or to otherwise perform affirmative conduct. However, affirmative acts necessary to monitor compliance with the order of a court may be required by the department.

             (12) "Criminal history" means the list of a defendant's prior convictions and juvenile adjudications, whether in this state, in federal court, or elsewhere. The history shall include, where known, for each conviction (a) whether the defendant has been placed on probation and the length and terms thereof; and (b) whether the defendant has been incarcerated and the length of incarceration.

             (13) "Day fine" means a fine imposed by the sentencing court that equals the difference between the offender's net daily income and the reasonable obligations that the offender has for the support of the offender and any dependents.

             (14) "Day reporting" means a program of enhanced supervision designed to monitor the offender's daily activities and compliance with sentence conditions, and in which the offender is required to report daily to a specific location designated by the department or the sentencing court.

             (15) "Department" means the department of corrections.

             (16) "Determinate sentence" means a sentence that states with exactitude the number of actual years, months, or days of total confinement, of partial confinement, of community supervision, the number of actual hours or days of community service work, or dollars or terms of a legal financial obligation. The fact that an offender through earned release can reduce the actual period of confinement shall not affect the classification of the sentence as a determinate sentence.

             (17) "Disposable earnings" means that part of the earnings of an offender remaining after the deduction from those earnings of any amount required by law to be withheld. For the purposes of this definition, "earnings" means compensation paid or payable for personal services, whether denominated as wages, salary, commission, bonuses, or otherwise, and, notwithstanding any other provision of law making the payments exempt from garnishment, attachment, or other process to satisfy a court-ordered legal financial obligation, specifically includes periodic payments pursuant to pension or retirement programs, or insurance policies of any type, but does not include payments made under Title 50 RCW, except as provided in RCW 50.40.020 and 50.40.050, or Title 74 RCW.

             (18) "Drug offender sentencing alternative" is a sentencing option available to persons convicted of a felony offense other than a violent offense or a sex offense and who are eligible for the option under RCW 9.94A.660.

             (19) "Drug offense" means:

             (a) Any felony violation of chapter 69.50 RCW except possession of a controlled substance (RCW 69.50.401(d)) or forged prescription for a controlled substance (RCW 69.50.403);

             (b) Any offense defined as a felony under federal law that relates to the possession, manufacture, distribution, or transportation of a controlled substance; or

             (c) Any out-of-state conviction for an offense that under the laws of this state would be a felony classified as a drug offense under (a) of this subsection.

             (20) "Earned release" means earned release from confinement as provided in RCW 9.94A.150.

             (21) "Escape" means:

             (a) Escape by a sexually violent predator (section 1 of this act), escape in the first degree (RCW 9A.76.110), escape in the second degree (RCW 9A.76.120), willful failure to return from furlough (RCW 72.66.060), willful failure to return from work release (RCW 72.65.070), or willful failure to be available for supervision by the department while in community custody (RCW 72.09.310); or

             (b) Any federal or out-of-state conviction for an offense that under the laws of this state would be a felony classified as an escape under (a) of this subsection.

             (22) "Felony traffic offense" means:

             (a) Vehicular homicide (RCW 46.61.520), vehicular assault (RCW 46.61.522), eluding a police officer (RCW 46.61.024), or felony hit-and-run injury-accident (RCW 46.52.020(4)); or

             (b) Any federal or out-of-state conviction for an offense that under the laws of this state would be a felony classified as a felony traffic offense under (a) of this subsection.

             (23) "Fine" means a specific sum of money ordered by the sentencing court to be paid by the offender to the court over a specific period of time.

             (24) "First-time offender" means any person who has no prior convictions for a felony and is eligible for the first-time offender waiver under RCW 9.94A.650.

             (25) "Home detention" means a program of partial confinement available to offenders wherein the offender is confined in a private residence subject to electronic surveillance.

             (26) "Legal financial obligation" means a sum of money that is ordered by a superior court of the state of Washington for legal financial obligations which may include restitution to the victim, statutorily imposed crime victims' compensation fees as assessed pursuant to RCW 7.68.035, court costs, county or interlocal drug funds, court-appointed attorneys' fees, and costs of defense, fines, and any other financial obligation that is assessed to the offender as a result of a felony conviction. Upon conviction for vehicular assault while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, RCW 46.61.522(1)(b), or vehicular homicide while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug, RCW 46.61.520(1)(a), legal financial obligations may also include payment to a public agency of the expense of an emergency response to the incident resulting in the conviction, subject to RCW 38.52.430.

             (27) "Most serious offense" means any of the following felonies or a felony attempt to commit any of the following felonies:

             (a) Any felony defined under any law as a class A felony or criminal solicitation of or criminal conspiracy to commit a class A felony;

             (b) Assault in the second degree;

             (c) Assault of a child in the second degree;

             (d) Child molestation in the second degree;

             (e) Controlled substance homicide;

             (f) Extortion in the first degree;

             (g) Incest when committed against a child under age fourteen;

             (h) Indecent liberties;

             (i) Kidnapping in the second degree;

             (j) Leading organized crime;

             (k) Manslaughter in the first degree;

             (l) Manslaughter in the second degree;

             (m) Promoting prostitution in the first degree;

             (n) Rape in the third degree;

             (o) Robbery in the second degree;

             (p) Sexual exploitation;

             (q) Vehicular assault;

             (r) Vehicular homicide, when proximately caused by the driving of any vehicle by any person while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug as defined by RCW 46.61.502, or by the operation of any vehicle in a reckless manner;

             (s) Any other class B felony offense with a finding of sexual motivation;

             (t) Any other felony with a deadly weapon verdict under RCW 9.94A.125;

             (u) Any felony offense in effect at any time prior to December 2, 1993, that is comparable to a most serious offense under this subsection, or any federal or out-of-state conviction for an offense that under the laws of this state would be a felony classified as a most serious offense under this subsection;

             (v)(i) A prior conviction for indecent liberties under RCW 9A.88.100(1) (a), (b), and (c), chapter 260, Laws of 1975 1st ex. sess. as it existed until July 1, 1979, RCW 9A.44.100(1) (a), (b), and (c) as it existed from July 1, 1979, until June 11, 1986, and RCW 9A.44.100(1) (a), (b), and (d) as it existed from June 11, 1986, until July 1, 1988;

             (ii) A prior conviction for indecent liberties under RCW 9A.44.100(1)(c) as it existed from June 11, 1986, until July 1, 1988, if: (A) The crime was committed against a child under the age of fourteen; or (B) the relationship between the victim and perpetrator is included in the definition of indecent liberties under RCW 9A.44.100(1)(c) as it existed from July 1, 1988, through July 27, 1997, or RCW 9A.44.100(1) (d) or (e) as it existed from July 25, 1993, through July 27, 1997.

             (28) "Nonviolent offense" means an offense which is not a violent offense.

             (29) "Offender" means a person who has committed a felony established by state law and is eighteen years of age or older or is less than eighteen years of age but whose case is under superior court jurisdiction under RCW 13.04.030 or has been transferred by the appropriate juvenile court to a criminal court pursuant to RCW 13.40.110. Throughout this chapter, the terms "offender" and "defendant" are used interchangeably.

             (30) "Partial confinement" means confinement for no more than one year in a facility or institution operated or utilized under contract by the state or any other unit of government, or, if home detention or work crew has been ordered by the court, in an approved residence, for a substantial portion of each day with the balance of the day spent in the community. Partial confinement includes work release, home detention, work crew, and a combination of work crew and home detention.

             (31) "Persistent offender" is an offender who:

             (a)(i) Has been convicted in this state of any felony considered a most serious offense; and

             (ii) Has, before the commission of the offense under (a) of this subsection, been convicted as an offender on at least two separate occasions, whether in this state or elsewhere, of felonies that under the laws of this state would be considered most serious offenses and would be included in the offender score under RCW 9.94A.360; provided that of the two or more previous convictions, at least one conviction must have occurred before the commission of any of the other most serious offenses for which the offender was previously convicted; or

             (b)(i) Has been convicted of: (A) Rape in the first degree, rape of a child in the first degree, child molestation in the first degree, rape in the second degree, rape of a child in the second degree, or indecent liberties by forcible compulsion; (B) murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, homicide by abuse, kidnapping in the first degree, kidnapping in the second degree, assault in the first degree, assault in the second degree, assault of a child in the first degree, or burglary in the first degree, with a finding of sexual motivation; or (C) an attempt to commit any crime listed in this subsection (31)(b)(i); and

             (ii) Has, before the commission of the offense under (b)(i) of this subsection, been convicted as an offender on at least one occasion, whether in this state or elsewhere, of an offense listed in (b)(i) of this subsection. A conviction for rape of a child in the first degree constitutes a conviction under (b)(i) of this subsection only when the offender was sixteen years of age or older when the offender committed the offense. A conviction for rape of a child in the second degree constitutes a conviction under (b)(i) of this subsection only when the offender was eighteen years of age or older when the offender committed the offense.

             (32) "Postrelease supervision" is that portion of an offender's community placement that is not community custody.

             (33) "Restitution" means a specific sum of money ordered by the sentencing court to be paid by the offender to the court over a specified period of time as payment of damages. The sum may include both public and private costs.

             (34) "Risk assessment" means the application of an objective instrument supported by research and adopted by the department for the purpose of assessing an offender's risk of reoffense, taking into consideration the nature of the harm done by the offender, place and circumstances of the offender related to risk, the offender's relationship to any victim, and any information provided to the department by victims. The results of a risk assessment shall not be based on unconfirmed or unconfirmable allegations.

             (35) "Serious traffic offense" means:

             (a) Driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug (RCW 46.61.502), actual physical control while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug (RCW 46.61.504), reckless driving (RCW 46.61.500), or hit-and-run an attended vehicle (RCW 46.52.020(5)); or

             (b) Any federal, out-of-state, county, or municipal conviction for an offense that under the laws of this state would be classified as a serious traffic offense under (a) of this subsection.

             (36) "Serious violent offense" is a subcategory of violent offense and means:

             (a)(i) Murder in the first degree;

             (ii) Homicide by abuse;

             (iii) Murder in the second degree;

             (iv) Manslaughter in the first degree;

             (v) Assault in the first degree;

             (vi) Kidnapping in the first degree;

             (vii) Rape in the first degree;

             (viii) Assault of a child in the first degree; or

             (ix) An attempt, criminal solicitation, or criminal conspiracy to commit one of these felonies; or

             (b) Any federal or out-of-state conviction for an offense that under the laws of this state would be a felony classified as a serious violent offense under (a) of this subsection.

             (37) "Sex offense" means:

             (a) A felony that is a violation of:

             (i) Chapter 9A.44 RCW other than RCW 9A.44.130(11);

             (ii) RCW 9A.64.020;

             (iii) RCW 9.68A.090; or

             (iv) A felony that is, under chapter 9A.28 RCW, a criminal attempt, criminal solicitation, or criminal conspiracy to commit such crimes;

             (b) Any conviction for a felony offense in effect at any time prior to July 1, 1976, that is comparable to a felony classified as a sex offense in (a) of this subsection;

             (c) A felony with a finding of sexual motivation under RCW 9.94A.127 or 13.40.135; or

             (d) Any federal or out-of-state conviction for an offense that under the laws of this state would be a felony classified as a sex offense under (a) of this subsection.

             (38) "Sexual motivation" means that one of the purposes for which the defendant committed the crime was for the purpose of his or her sexual gratification.

             (39) "Standard sentence range" means the sentencing court's discretionary range in imposing a nonappealable sentence.

             (40) "Statutory maximum sentence" means the maximum length of time for which an offender may be confined as punishment for a crime as prescribed in chapter 9A.20 RCW, RCW 9.92.010, the statute defining the crime, or other statute defining the maximum penalty for a crime.

             (41) "Total confinement" means confinement inside the physical boundaries of a facility or institution operated or utilized under contract by the state or any other unit of government for twenty-four hours a day, or pursuant to RCW 72.64.050 and 72.64.060.

             (42) "Transition training" means written and verbal instructions and assistance provided by the department to the offender during the two weeks prior to the offender's successful completion of the work ethic camp program. The transition training shall include instructions in the offender's requirements and obligations during the offender's period of community custody.

             (43) "Victim" means any person who has sustained emotional, psychological, physical, or financial injury to person or property as a direct result of the crime charged.

             (44) "Violent offense" means:

             (a) Any of the following felonies:

             (i) Any felony defined under any law as a class A felony or an attempt to commit a class A felony;

             (ii) Criminal solicitation of or criminal conspiracy to commit a class A felony;

             (iii) Manslaughter in the first degree;

             (iv) Manslaughter in the second degree;

             (v) Indecent liberties if committed by forcible compulsion;

             (vi) Kidnapping in the second degree;

             (vii) Arson in the second degree;

             (viii) Assault in the second degree;

             (ix) Assault of a child in the second degree;

             (x) Extortion in the first degree;

             (xi) Robbery in the second degree;

             (xii) Drive-by shooting;

             (xiii) Vehicular assault; and

             (xiv) Vehicular homicide, when proximately caused by the driving of any vehicle by any person while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug as defined by RCW 46.61.502, or by the operation of any vehicle in a reckless manner;

             (b) Any conviction for a felony offense in effect at any time prior to July 1, 1976, that is comparable to a felony classified as a violent offense in (a) of this subsection; and

             (c) Any federal or out-of-state conviction for an offense that under the laws of this state would be a felony classified as a violent offense under (a) or (b) of this subsection.

             (45) "Work crew" means a program of partial confinement consisting of civic improvement tasks for the benefit of the community that complies with RCW 9.94A.135.

             (46) "Work ethic camp" means an alternative incarceration program as provided in RCW 9.94A.137 designed to reduce recidivism and lower the cost of corrections by requiring offenders to complete a comprehensive array of real-world job and vocational experiences, character-building work ethics training, life management skills development, substance abuse rehabilitation, counseling, literacy training, and basic adult education.

             (47) "Work release" means a program of partial confinement available to offenders who are employed or engaged as a student in a regular course of study at school.

 

             NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately except for section 4 of this act, which takes effect July 1, 2001."

 

             Correct the title.

 

             Representatives Carrell, O'Brien and Lantz spoke in favor of adoption of the amendment.

 

             The amendment was adopted.

 

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

 

             Representative O'Brien spoke in favor of passage of the bill.