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SIXTIETH DAY

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MORNING SESSION

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Senate Chamber, Olympia, Thursday, March 14, 2002

      The Senate was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by President Owen. The Secretary called the roll and announced to the President that all Senators were present except Senators Brown, Costa, Finkbeiner, Poulsen, Stevens and Winsley. On motion of Senator Honeyford Senators Finkbeiner, Stevens and Winsley were excused. On motion of Senator Eide, Senators Brown and Poulsen were excused.

      The Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, consisting of Pages Nora Donnelly and Jody Lent, presented the Colors. Reverend John Stroeh, pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Church in Olympia, offered the prayer.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was approved.


MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

March 13, 2002


MR. PRESIDENT:

      The House has passed:

      SENATE BILL NO. 5082,

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6823,

      SENATE BILL NO. 6832,

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6833, and the same are herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


March 13, 2002

MR. PRESIDENT:

      The Speaker has signed.

       SENATE BILL NO. 5064,

      SENATE BILL NO. 5138,

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5166,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5207,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5236,

      SECOND ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5291,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5354,

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5369,

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5552,

      ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5624,

      ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5626,

      ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5692,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5777,

      ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5954,

      SECOND ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6001,

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6037,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6080,

      ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6232, 

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6233, 

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6351, 

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6439, and the same are herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


March 13, 2002

MR. PRESIDENT:

      The Speaker has signed.

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1079,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1268,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1759,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2060,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2309,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2323,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2325,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2332,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2376,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2379,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2382,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2386,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2421,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2432,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2446,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2456,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2468,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2501,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2522,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2610,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2655,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2672,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2707,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2732,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2773,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2866,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2874,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2907,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2918, and the same are herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


March 13, 2002

MR. PRESIDENT:

      The Speaker has signed.

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1166,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1189,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1395,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1411,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1521,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1856,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1938,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2160,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2169,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2224,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2305,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2346,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2357,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2453,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2496,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2498,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2505,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2568,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2589,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2623,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2641,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2657,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2663,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2688,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2699,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2736,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2748,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2767,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2841, and the same are herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


March 13, 2002

MR. PRESIDENT:

      The House concurred in the Senate amendment(s) to the following bills and passed the bills as amended by the Senate:

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2380,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2403,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2444,

      ENGROSSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2671,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2867,

      HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 4427, and the same are herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT


      The President signed:

      SENATE BILL NO. 5082,

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6814, 

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6823,

      SENATE BILL NO. 6828,

      SENATE BILL NO. 6832,

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6833.


SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT


      The President signed:

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1079,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1268,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1759,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2060,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2309,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2323,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2325,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2332,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2376,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2379,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2382,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2386,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2421,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2432,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2446,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2456,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2468,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2501,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2522,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2610,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2655,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2672,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2707,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2732,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2773,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2866,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2874,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2907,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2918.


.                                                                                    SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT


      The President signed:

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1166,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1189,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1395,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1411,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1521,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1856,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1938,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2160,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2169,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2224,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2305,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2346,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2357,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2453,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2496,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2498,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2505,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2568,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2589,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2623,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2641,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 2657,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2663,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2688,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2699,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2736,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2748,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2767,

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2841.


MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

March 13, 2002

MR. PRESIDENT:

      The House has passed ENGROSSED HOUSE Bill No. 2451, and the same is herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

March 13, 2002

MR. PRESIDENT:

      The House has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2573, and the same is herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

ESHB 2451        By House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Fisher, Chase and Ogden (by request of Governor Locke)


                           Making supplemental transportation appropriations.

 

EHB 2573          By Representatives Schual-Berke, Wood, Doumit, Hunt, Murray, Haigh, Kagi, Berkey, Sullivan, Fisher, Lovick, Jackley, Cooper, Simpson and McDermott


                           Funding traffic safety education.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the rules were suspended, Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2451 and House Bill No. 2573 were advanced to second reading and placed on the second reading calendar.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Eide, Senate Rule 20 was suspended for the remainder of the day.


      EDITOR’S NOTE: Rule 20 states: ‘The senate shall consider no more than one floor resolution per day in session: Provided, that this rule shall not apply to floor resolutions essential to the operation of the senate; and further Provided, that there shall be no limit on the number of floor resolutions considered on Senate pro forma session days. Senate floor resolutions shall be acted upon in the same manner as motions. All senate floor resolutions shall be on the secretary’s desk at least twenty-four hours prior to consideration.’


SECOND READING

CONFIRMATION OF GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Snyder, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9213, Ronald D. Ozmont, as a member of the Fish and Wildlife Commission, was confirmed.


APPOINTMENT OF RONALD D. OZMENT


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 43; Nays, 0; Absent, 1; Excused, 5.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Carlson, Deccio, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Gardner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Hochstatter, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Long, McAuliffe, McCaslin, McDonald, Morton, Oke, Parlette, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Snyder, Spanel, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Zarelli - 43.

     Absent: Senator Costa - 1.

     Excused: Senators Brown, Finkbeiner, Poulsen, Stevens and Winsley - 5.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Eide, Senator Costa was excused.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Regala, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9169, Janis Gall-Martin, as a member of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission, was confirmed.


APPOINTMENT OF JANIS GALL-MARTIN


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 45; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 4.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Eide, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Gardner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Hochstatter, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Long, McAuliffe, McCaslin, McDonald, Morton, Oke, Parlette, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Snyder, Spanel, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Zarelli - 45.

     Excused: Senators Costa, Poulsen, Stevens and Winsley - 4.

 

MOTION


      On motion of Senator Fraser, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9214, Amy C. Solomon, as a member of the Executive Board, Washington Public Power Supply System Executive Board of Directors, was confirmed.



APPOINTMENT OF AMY C. SOLOMON


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 44; Nays, 0; Absent, 2; Excused, 3.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Eide, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Gardner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hochstatter, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Long, McAuliffe, McCaslin, McDonald, Morton, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Snyder, Spanel, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Zarelli - 44.

     Absent: Senators Hewitt and Johnson - 2.

     Excused: Senators Costa, Stevens and Winsley - 3.

MOTION


      On motion of Senator Eide, Senator Kastama was excused.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Gardner, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9223, Ron Serpas, as Chief of the Washington State Patrol, was confirmed.

      Senators Gardner, Haugen, Oke and Kline spoke to the confirmation of Ron Serpas as Chief of the Washington State Patrol.


APPOINTMENT OF RON SERPAS


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 43; Nays, 0; Absent, 2; Excused, 4.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Carlson, Deccio, Eide, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Gardner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Hochstatter, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Long, McAuliffe, McCaslin, McDonald, Morton, Oke, Parlette, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Snyder, Spanel, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Zarelli - 43.

     Absent: Senators Brown and Poulsen - 2.

     Excused: Senators Costa, Kastama, Stevens and Winsley - 4.

MOTIONS

 

      On motion of Senator Kastama, Senators Brown and Eide were excused.

      On motion of Senator Hewitt, Senator Deccio was excused.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the Senate reverted to the fourth order of business.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

March 13, 2002

MR. PRESIDENT:

      The House has passed THIRD SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5514 with the following amendment(s):

       On page 7, after line 18, insert the following:

       "Sec. 5. RCW 35.21.280 and 1999 c 165 s 19 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) Every city and town may levy and fix a tax of not more than one cent on twenty cents or fraction thereof to be paid by the person who pays an admission charge to any place: PROVIDED, No city or town shall impose such tax on persons paying an admission to any activity of any elementary or secondary school or any public facility of a public facility district under chapter 35.57 or 36.100 RCW for which a tax is imposed under RCW 35.57.100 or 36.100.210((. This)), except the city or town may impose a tax on persons paying an admission to any activity of such public facility if the city or town uses the admission tax revenue it collects on the admission charges to that public facility for the construction, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, or enhancement of that public facility or to develop, support, operate, or enhance programs in that public facility.

       (2) Tax authorization under this section includes a tax on persons who are admitted free of charge or at reduced rates to any place for which other persons pay a charge or a regular higher charge for the same privileges or accommodations. A city that is located in a county with a population of one million or more may not levy a tax on events in stadia constructed on or after January 1, 1995, that are owned by a public facilities district under chapter 36.100 RCW and that have seating capacities over forty thousand. The city or town may require anyone who receives payment for an admission charge to collect and remit the tax to the city or town.

       (3) The term "admission charge" includes:

       (((1))) (a) A charge made for season tickets or subscriptions;

       (((2))) (b) A cover charge, or a charge made for use of seats and tables reserved or otherwise, and other similar accommodations;

       (((3))) (c) A charge made for food and refreshment in any place where free entertainment, recreation or amusement is provided;

       (((4))) (d) A charge made for rental or use of equipment or facilities for purposes of recreation or amusement; if the rental of the equipment or facilities is necessary to the enjoyment of a privilege for which a general admission is charged, the combined charges shall be considered as the admission charge;

       (((5))) (e) Automobile parking charges if the amount of the charge is determined according to the number of passengers in the automobile."

       Correct the title., and the same are herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk

 

MOTION

 

 

      On motion of Senator Spanel, the Senate concurred in the House amendment to Third Substitute Senate Bill No. 5514.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Third Substitute Senate Bill No. 5514, as amended by the House

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Third Substitute Senate Bill No. 5514, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 34; Nays, 10; Absent, 0; Excused, 5.

 

     Voting yea: Senators Carlson, Costa, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Gardner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Horn, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Long, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Oke, Parlette, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Snyder, Spanel, Swecker, Thibaudeau and West - 34.

     Voting nay: Senators Benton, Hochstatter, Honeyford, Johnson, McDonald, Morton, Poulsen, Roach, Rossi and Zarelli - 10.

     Excused: Senators Brown, Deccio, Eide, Stevens and Winsley - 5.

      THIRD SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5514, as amended by the House, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

March 13, 2002

 

MR. PRESIDENT:

      The House has passed SENATE BILL NO. 6591 with the following amendment(s):

      On page 4, after line 26, insert the following:

      "NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. A new section is added to chapter 82.26 RCW to read as follows:

      (1) The department shall by rule establish the invoice detail required under RCW 82.26.060 for a distributor under RCW 82.26.010(3)(d) and for those invoices required to be provided to retailers under RCW 82.26.070.

      (2) If a retailer fails to keep invoices as required under chapter 82.32 RCW, the retailer is liable for the tax owed on any uninvoiced tobacco products but not penalties and interest, except as provided in subsection (3) of this section.

      (3) If the department finds that the nonpayment of tax by the retailer was willful or if in the case of a second or plural nonpayment of tax by the retailer, penalties and interest shall be assessed in accordance with chapter 82.32 RCW."

      Renumber the remaining section consecutively, correct any internal references accordingly, and correct the title., and the same are herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Prentice, the Senate concurred in the House amendments to Senate Bill No. 6591.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 6591, as amended by the House.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 6591, as amended by the House, and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 44; Nays, 1; Absent, 0; Excused, 4.

     Voting yea: Senators Carlson, Costa, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Gardner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Hochstatter, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Long, McAuliffe, McCaslin, McDonald, Morton, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Snyder, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Zarelli - 44.

     Voting nay: Senator Benton - 1.

     Excused: Senators Brown, Deccio, Eide and Winsley - 4.

      SENATE BILL NO. 6591, as amended by the House, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the Senate advanced to the sixth order of business.

 

SECOND READING

CONFIRMATION OF GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Gardner, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9162, Lois Clement, as a member of the Public Disclosure Commission, was confirmed.

 

APPOINTMENT OF LOIS CLEMENT

 

      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 41; Nays, 0; Absent, 4; Excused, 4.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Carlson, Costa, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Fraser, Gardner, Hale, Hargrove, Hewitt, Hochstatter, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Long, McAuliffe, McCaslin, McDonald, Morton, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Snyder, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau and Zarelli - 41.

     Absent: Senators Franklin, Haugen, Rossi and West - 4.

     Excused: Senators Brown, Deccio, Eide and Winsley - 4.

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the Senate advanced to the eighth order of business.

 

MOTION


      On motion of Senator McAuliffe, the following resolution was adopted:



SENATE RESOLUTION 8777


By Senators McAuliffe, Roach, Johnson, Long, Honeyford, Hewitt, Fraser, Rasmussen and Spanel


      WHEREAS, Providing all Washington State children a public education is the paramount duty of the state; and

      WHEREAS, It is impossible to provide our children a quality public education if they cannot get to school, if they are hungry during the school day, or if the schools they arrive at are neglected, cold and unsafe; and

      WHEREAS, Classified employees are the bus drivers who safely transport, in sometimes dangerous road conditions, more than 463,105 students each day in 8,874 busses over 465,000 miles; the child nutrition employees who provide lunches for more than 459,000 students each day; the custodian, maintenance, and security employees who ensure that the 2,071 school buildings where our children receive their education are functional, warm, clean, and safe; and

      WHEREAS, Classified employees are the secretaries who make sure that all parents, staff, and most importantly, all children receive the necessary support and services while at the same time provide love and attention to each student’s special needs, even if all that is needed is a Band-Aid, a friendly ear or reminder; and

      WHEREAS, Classified employees are the instructional assistants who are increasingly depended upon to provide individual attention to students in the classroom to ensure they meet the higher academic standards, as well as provide such specialized services as nursing and interpreting for deaf and disabled children and students who speak other languages; and

      WHEREAS, Classified employees are normally the first employees called upon when there is a threat to our children’s safety and security; and

      WHEREAS, It is necessary to employ more than 50,000 classified employees to provide these essential support services to the nearly one million students receiving public education; and

      WHEREAS, Washington State students have had their education significantly enhanced by the services of classified school employees; and

      WHEREAS, Washington State citizens seldom reflect on the critical role classified employees play in providing our children a quality education.

      NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honors classified school employees during Classified School Employee Week, March 11 through 15, 2002, and urges all citizens to join in honoring and recognizing the dedication and hard work of all classified school employees; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Public School Employees of Washington.


      Senators McAuliffe, Johnson, Rasmussen and Shin spoke to Senate Resolution 8777.


INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL GUESTS


      The President welcomed and introduced members of the Classified Employees, who were seated in the gallery.

 

President Pro Tempore Franklin assumed the Chair.

MOTION


      On motion of Senator McCaslin, the following resolution was adopted:


SENATE RESOLUTION 8791


By Senators McCaslin and Sheahan


      WHEREAS, The Washington State Senate supports excellence in all fields of human endeavor; and

      WHEREAS, The members of the Central Valley High School girls’ basketball team have exhibited outstanding athletic skill and teamwork by winning the Class 4A state championship for the second year in a row, completing a record thirty-three straight wins; and

      WHEREAS, the Lady Bears, undefeated in the regular season with a record of 29-0, routed their final opponent at the state championships in an intense 61-43 victory; and

      WHEREAS, Lady Bear Emily Westerberg garnered an amazing eighteen points, and fifteen rebounds and was selected for the All-State first team, and Lady Bear Katie Rodgers, named to the All-State second team, scored an outstanding ten points in the championship game; and

      WHEREAS, Lady Bears Alexis Kirk, Felice Moore, Jayme Heinen, Lindsay Whitley, Caitlin Courchaine, Joy Rowe, Brittany Baynes, Kimberley Rasmussen, Nikki Larson and Bryeanne Putney all played critical roles in helping the team secure it’s second straight state title; and

WHEREAS, The Central Valley girls’ basketball team benefitted from the leadership and support of Activities Director Matt Elisara, Coach Dale Poffenroth, and Assistant Coaches Judy Walters, Freddie Rehkow and Patricia Jarvas in their bid for athletic excellence; and

      WHEREAS, these young women demonstrate that the value of trust, teamwork and discipline cannot be overstated and is critical to all we strive to accomplish in life;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate honor and congratulate the 2001-2002 Central Valley High School girls’ basketball team for its tremendous hard work, dedication to excellence, and commitment to each other in achieving recognition as state champions; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the principal of Central Valley High School, the coaching staff of the 2001-2002 girls Class 4A basketball team, and to Central Valley State 4A basketball champions Alixus Kirk, Felice Moore, Jayme Heinen, Lindsay Whitley, Kaitlin Courchaine, Joy Row, Brittany Baynes, Nikki Larson, Emily Westerberg, Kimberley Rasmussen, Katie Rodgers and Bryeanne Putney.


      Senators McCaslin and Sheahan spoke to Senate Resolution 8791.


      President Owen assumed the Chair.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Eide, the following resolution was adopted:


SENATE RESOLUTION 8761



By Senators Eide, Keiser, Benton, Brown, Carlson, Costa, Deccio, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Gardner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Hochstatter, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Long, McAuliffe, McCaslin, McDonald, Morton, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Sheahan Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Snyder, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli


      WHEREAS, U.S. Olympic Speed Skater Apolo Anton Ohno won the Gold Medal in the Men’s 1,500 meter Short Track Speed Skating and the Silver Medal in the 500 Meter Short Track Speed Skating during the 2002 Winter Olympics; and

      WHEREAS, Apolo Ohno’s path winds through Federal Way where he grew up in the Colonial Forest neighborhood. At the age of six, he started skating at Pattison’s West Skating Center and was soon racing as an in-line skater. By the time he was in his early teens, he crossed over to speed skating and was winning at the national level; and

      WHEREAS, He attended Nautilus Elementary School as a student in the Gifted and Talented Education program. Ohno attended Saghalie Junior High for the seventh grade and was in the honors program. He also attended the Federal Way Internet Academy; and

      WHEREAS, Neighbors described Ohno as a private, courteous and polite young man. Others said he always had a flair, a little on the edge or that he was real competitive and real driven; and

      WHEREAS, Apolo Ohno left Federal Way at age fourteen to attend the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York; and

      WHEREAS, Sports Illustrated featured Ohno on the cover of the February 4, 2002, magazine calling him faster on ice than a penguin with a rocket strapped to its back but he takes the corners better;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the members of the Washington State Senate honor and celebrate the Olympic achievements of Apolo Anton Ohno whose dedication, professionalism, and athletic excellence have made Washington and America proud.


      Senators Eide, Oke, Keiser, Shin and Jacobsen spoke to Senate Resolution 8761


INTRODUCTION OF SPECIAL GUESTS


      The President welcomed and introduced Apolo Ohno and his father, Yuki Ohno, who were seated on the rostrum.


      With permission of the Senate, business was suspended to permit Apolo Ohno and Yuki Ohno to address the Senate.


      There being no objection, the President reverted the Senate to the sixth order of business.

 

SECOND READING

CONFIRMATION OF GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Jacobsen, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9192, Russ Cahill, as a member of the Fish and Wildlife Commission, was confirmed.

      Senators Jacobsen and Oke spoke to the confirmation of Russ Cahill as a member of the Fish and Wildlife Commission.


APPOINTMENT OF RUSS CAHILL


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 43; Nays, 1; Absent, 3; Excused, 2.

     Voting yea: Senators Brown, Carlson, Costa, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Gardner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Hochstatter, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Long, McAuliffe, McCaslin, McDonald, Morton, Oke, Parlette, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Snyder, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 43.

     Voting nay: Senator Honeyford - 1.

     Absent: Senators Benton, Fairley and Poulsen - 3.

     Excused: Senators Deccio and Eide - 2.

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Betti Sheldon, the Senate reverted to the fourth order of business.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

March 13, 2002

MR. PRESIDENT:

      The House has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6387 with the following amendment(s):

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

 

"PART I

GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

       Sec. 101. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 101 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

 

FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    28,313,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((28,497,000))

27,072,000

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            45,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((56,855,000))

55,430,000

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

       (1) $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for allocation to Project Citizen, a program of the national conference of state legislatures to promote student civic involvement.

       (2) $15,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided for the legislature to continue the services of expert counsel on legal and policy issues relating to services for persons with developmental disabilities.

       Sec. 102. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 102 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SENATE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    22,863,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((23,999,000))

22,799,000

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            45,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((46,907,000))

45,707,000

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

       (1) $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for allocation to Project Citizen, a program of the national conference of state legislatures to promote student civic involvement.

       (2) $15,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided for the legislature to continue the services of expert counsel on legal and policy issues relating to services for persons with developmental disabilities.

       Sec. 103. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 103 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMITTEE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((2,436,000))

2,131,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,938,000))

2,150,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((4,374,000))

4,281,000

       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 2002 and $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the joint legislative audit and review committee to conduct an evaluation of the client outcomes of the high school transition program operated by the department of social and health services division of developmental disabilities. The study shall identify the different approaches that have been used in providing transition services and whether some approaches are more or less successful in helping young adults with developmental disabilities achieve greater levels of independence. The study shall evaluate how transition programs reduce the level of support provided to clients as they achieve greater levels of independence, and shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2002.)) $130,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $470,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for conducting a performance audit of the department of social and health services division of developmental disabilities. The audit shall determine whether the division has complied with significant laws and regulations applicable to the program and evaluate the adequacy of management processes for measuring, reporting, and monitoring program effectiveness, economy, and efficiency.

       (a) Special emphasis shall be placed on how the division:

       (i) Determines and monitors eligibility;

       (ii) Determines what types and levels of services are to be provided;

       (iii) Determines that clients are receiving services;

       (iv) Tracks client progress and evaluates the benefits of services being provided;

       (v) Enforces the terms of its contracts with providers; and

       (vi) Determines it is doing an efficient and effective job of meeting its legislative mandates.

       (b) The audit shall also include a comparison among the division of developmental disabilities and other program areas in the department of social and health services that deliver similar client services. This comparison shall cover eligibility assessment, functional needs assessment, service requirements assessment, and the linkage between assessed client needs and the agency services authorized and delivered.

       (c) The committee shall make recommendations, as appropriate, for the improvement of services and system performance. The committee may contract for consulting services in conducting the study. Interim findings shall be submitted to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1, 2002. The final report shall be submitted to the legislature no later than June 30, 2003.

       (2) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the joint legislative audit and review committee to conduct a capacity planning study of the capital facilities of the state school for the deaf. The committee's study shall be carried out in conjunction with the study of educational service delivery models conducted by the state institute for public policy. The study shall be submitted to the fiscal committees of the legislature by September 30, 2002.

       (3) (($35,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for)) The joint legislative audit and review committee ((to)) shall conduct a review of water conservancy boards. The review shall include an assessment of the operating costs of existing boards; the sources of funding for board operations; sources of in-kind support for board operations; assessment of the value of water rights subject to change or transfer decisions; the range of costs of processing water right transfer applications by the boards as well as by the department of ecology for applications filed directly with the department; the costs to the department of training, assistance, and review of board recommendations on applications; board membership and board recordkeeping; and public participation procedures for both the water conservancy boards and the department of ecology. The committee shall submit its review by ((January 1, 2003)) December 1, 2004, to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature.

       (4) $40,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for a follow-up review to report number 98-3, the performance audit of the department of corrections. The follow-up study shall include but not be limited to a review of:

       (a) Community supervision activities performed by the department;

       (b) The implementation of risk-based classification and community placement models;

       (c) The early implementation of the offender accountability act; and

       (d) The cost impacts of the risk-based models and the offender accountability act.

       The committee shall consult with the Washington state institute for public policy regarding data and findings from the institute's current studies on these issues. A report of the follow-up study shall be submitted to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the legislature by December 21, 2001. Upon the completion of the follow-up review, the committee shall make a determination whether an additional phase of study is needed. If further study is indicated, the committee shall submit to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the legislature its plan and cost estimate for such study by March 29, 2002.

       (5) $140,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided for a study of children's mental health in Washington. The study shall include but not be limited to:

       (a) A review of plans and services for children, including those for early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment;

       (b) A review of the implementation of the plans;

       (c) A review of the availability and reliability of fiscal, program, and outcome data relating to mental health services provided to children; and

       (d) A survey of mental health services for children among the state's regional support networks.

       The committee shall make recommendations, as appropriate, for the improvement of services and system performance, including the need for performance and client outcome measures. The committee may contract for consulting services in conducting the study. The committee shall submit a report to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature by July 1, 2002.

       (6) Within the amounts provided in this section, the joint legislative audit and review committee shall conduct a study of the Washington management service. The study shall include findings regarding (a) growth in the number of positions in the Washington management service, (b) growth in salary levels and structure since the Washington management service's inception, and (c) other compensation practices used within the Washington management service. The department of personnel shall cooperate with the committee in conducting the study and provide information as requested by the committee. The committee shall provide a report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 31, 2001.

       (7) Within the amounts provided in this section, the joint legislative audit and review committee shall review all aspects of the mental health prevalence study completed in accordance with section 204 of this act, including but not limited to the contractor selection process, if any; the study design and workplan; the implementation of the study; and the draft and final reports.

       (8) The committee shall study and report on pipeline safety as provided in section 149 of this act.

       Sec. 104. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 104 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LEGISLATIVE EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM COMMITTEE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      1,329,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,462,000))

1,418,000

Public Works Assistance Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                        203,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((2,994,000))

2,950,000

       Sec. 105. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 105 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF THE STATE ACTUARY

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,923,000))

2,054,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The joint committee on pension policy, in collaboration with various interested parties, shall study issues of pension governance and recommend legislation for consideration in the 2002 legislative session.

       Sec. 106. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 106 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE SYSTEMS COMMITTEE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      6,421,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((7,043,000))

6,832,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((13,464,000))

13,253,000

       Sec. 107. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 107 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATUTE LAW COMMITTEE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      3,909,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((4,038,000))

3,917,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((7,947,000))

7,826,000

       The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $41,000 of the general fund fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $43,000 of the general fund fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided solely for the uniform legislation commission.

       Sec. 108. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 109 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPREME COURT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((5,423,000))

5,500,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((5,510,000))

5,487,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((10,933,000))

10,987,000

       Sec. 109. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 110 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LAW LIBRARY

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      1,982,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,983,000))

1,924,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((3,965,000))

3,906,000

       Sec. 110. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 111 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COURT OF APPEALS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((12,746,000))

12,894,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((12,878,000))

12,724,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((25,624,000))

25,618,000

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

       (1) $505,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $606,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for lease increases associated with the division I facility. ((Within the funds provided in this subsection, the court of appeals shall conduct a space planning study exploring options dealing with remodeling existing space to accommodate needs and evaluating the cost and benefits of moving to another location.))

       (2) $168,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $159,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for providing compensation adjustments to nonjudicial staff of the court of appeals. Within the funds provided in this subsection, the court of appeals shall determine the specific positions to receive compensation adjustments based on recruitment and retention difficulties, new duties or responsibilities assigned, and salary inversion or compression within the court of appeals.

       Sec. 111. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 112 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          955,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((969,000))

940,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,924,000))

1,895,000

       Sec. 112. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 113 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE COURTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((14,247,000))

14,900,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((14,386,000))

15,388,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                             ((29,634,000))

27,468,000

Judicial Information Systems Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                  27,758,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((86,025,000))

85,514,000

       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. As required by 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. During each fiscal year in the 2001-03 biennium, the office of the administrator for the courts shall send written notice to the office of community development in the department of community, trade, and economic development when each county pays its fifty percent share for the year.

       (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 2002, $285,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, 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) $750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for court-appointed special advocates in dependency matters. The administrator for the courts, after consulting with the association of juvenile court administrators and the 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.

       (7) $750,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for judicial program enhancements. Within the funding provided in this subsection, the administrator for the courts, in consultation with the supreme court, shall determine the program or programs to receive an enhancement. Among the programs that may be funded from the amount provided in this subsection are unified family courts.

       (8) (($1,618,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for increases for juror pay. The office of the administrator for the courts may contract with local governments to provide additional juror pay. The contract shall provide that the local government is responsible for the first ten dollars of juror compensation for each day or partial day of jury service, and the state shall reimburse the local government for any additional compensation, excluding the first day, up to a maximum of fifteen dollars per day.)) $1,800,000 of the judicial information systems account--state appropriation is provided solely for improvements and enhancements to the judicial information systems. This funding shall only be expended after the office of the administrator for the courts certifies to the office of financial management that there will be at least a $1,000,000 ending fund balance in the judicial information systems account at the end of the 2001-03 biennium.

       Sec. 113. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 114 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENSE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          600,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          500,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                             ((12,626,000))

12,344,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((13,226,000))

13,444,000

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

       (1) (($233,000)) $204,000 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 chapter 303, Laws of 1999 (court funding).

       (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 appropriations ((is)) are provided solely for the continuation of 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. A final evaluation shall be submitted to the governor and the fiscal committees of the legislature no later than February 1, 2002.

       (d) The chair of the office of public defense advisory committee shall appoint an implementation committee to:

       (i) Develop criteria for a statewide program to improve dependency and termination defense;

       (ii) Examine caseload impacts to the courts resulting from improved defense practices; and

       (iii) Identify methods for the efficient use of expert services and means by which parents may effectively access services.

       If sufficient funds are available, the office of public defense shall contract with the Washington state institute for public policy to research how reducing dependency and termination case delays affects foster care and to identify factors that are reducing the number of family reunifications that occur in dependency and termination cases.

       (5) $50,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for the evaluation required in chapter 92, Laws of 2000 (DNA testing).

       (6) $235,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for the office of public defense to contract with an existing public defender association to establish a capital defense assistance center.

       Sec. 114. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 115 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((4,537,000))

4,497,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((4,524,000))

4,028,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          219,000

Water Quality Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                    3,908,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((13,188,000))

12,652,000

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

       (1) $3,908,000 of the water quality account appropriation and $219,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the Puget Sound water quality action team to implement 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 2002 ((and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are)) is provided solely for the salmon recovery office to support the efforts of the independent science panel.

       Sec. 115. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 116 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          449,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((451,000))

428,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((900,000))

877,000

       Sec. 116. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 117 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      1,910,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,903,000))

1,846,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((3,813,000))

3,756,000

       Sec. 117. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 118 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((10,513,000))

10,485,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((8,707,000))

6,446,000

Archives and Records Management Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                               ((7,295,000))

7,877,000

Archives and Records Management Account--Private/

       Local Appropriation. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((3,860,000))

4,572,000

Department of Personnel Service Account

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                  ((719,000))

701,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((31,094,000))

30,081,000

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

       (1) (($2,296,000)) $2,126,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 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. Counties shall be reimbursed only for those odd-year election costs that the secretary of state validates as eligible for reimbursement.

       (2) (($2,193,000)) $2,143,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($2,712,000)) $2,578,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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.

       (3) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($125,000)) $118,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for legal advertising of state measures under RCW 29.27.072.

       (4)(a) $1,944,004 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,986,772 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for contracting with a nonprofit organization to produce gavel-to-gavel television coverage of state government deliberations and other events of statewide significance during the 2001-2003 biennium. An eligible nonprofit organization must be formed solely for the purpose of, and be experienced in, providing gavel-to-gavel television coverage of state government deliberations and other events of statewide significance and must have received a determination of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the federal internal revenue code. 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.

       (b) The legislature finds that the commitment of on-going funding is necessary to ensure continuous, autonomous, and independent coverage of public affairs. For that purpose, the secretary of state shall enter into a four-year contract with the nonprofit organization to provide public affairs coverage through June 30, 2006.

       (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.

       (5)(a) $149,316 of the archives and records management--state appropriation and $597,266 of the archives and records management--private/local appropriation are provided solely for the construction of an eastern regional archives. The amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse if:

       (i) The financing contract for the construction of an eastern regional archives building is not authorized in the capital budget for the 2001-03 fiscal biennium; or

       (ii) Substitute House Bill No. 1926 (increasing the surcharge on county auditor recording fees) is not enacted by July 31, 2001.

       (b) (($613,879)) $566,879 of the archives and records management--state appropriation and (($463,102)) $451,102 of the archives and records management--private/local appropriation are provided solely for the design and establishment of an electronic data archive, including the acquisition of hardware and software. The amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse if:

       (i) The financing contract for acquisition of technology hardware and software for the electronic data archive is not authorized in the capital budget for the 2001-03 fiscal biennium; or

       (ii) Substitute House Bill No. 1926 (increasing the surcharge on county auditor recording fees) is not enacted by June 30, 2001.

       (6) If the financing contract for expansion of the state records center is not authorized in the capital budget for fiscal biennium 2001-03, then $641,000 of the archives and records management account--state appropriation shall lapse.

       (7) (($867,000)) $1,635,000 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).

       Sec. 118. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 119 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          269,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((282,000))

274,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((551,000))

543,000

       Sec. 119. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 120 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMISSION ON ASIAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          233,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((233,000))

201,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((466,000))

434,000

       Sec. 120. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 123 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE AUDITOR

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,078,000))

901,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,324,000))

1,051,000

State Auditing Services Revolving Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                             ((13,540,000))

13,193,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((15,942,000))

15,145,000

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

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

       (2) (($910,000)) $901,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($910,000)) $901,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for staff and related costs to verify the accuracy of reported school district data submitted for state funding purposes; conduct school district program audits of state funded public school programs; establish the specific amount of state funding adjustments whenever audit exceptions occur and the amount is not firmly established in the course of regular public school audits; and to assist the state special education safety net committee when requested.

       (3) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the state auditor to contract for an objective and systematic performance audit of state claims benefits administration.

       (a) The independent contractor shall use generally accepted government auditing standards. The performance audit shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

       (i) Validity and reliability of management's performance measures;

       (ii) A review of internal controls and internal audits;

       (iii) The adequacy of systems used for measuring, reporting, and monitoring performance;

       (iv) The extent to which legislative, regulatory, and organizational goals and objectives are being achieved; and

       (v) Identification and recognition of best practices.

       (b) The performance audit on state claims benefits shall include direct grants to clients, direct payments to providers, and workers' compensation payments. The following state agencies, at a minimum, shall be subject to audit sampling: Department of community, trade, and economic development, the employment security department, the department of labor and industries, the department of social and health services, and the Washington state health care authority. The performance audit shall indicate and grade agencies' performances in administering state claims benefits. The state auditor shall report the findings of the performance audit to the appropriate legislative committees by November 30, 2002.

       Sec. 121. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 124 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE CITIZENS' COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            80,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((152,000))

147,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((232,000))

227,000

       Sec. 122. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 125 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      4,811,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((4,806,000))

4,070,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      2,868,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                               ((1,789,000))

1,753,000

Tobacco Prevention and Control Account

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                        277,000

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                    1,163,000

Legal Services Revolving Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                           ((147,306,000))

147,422,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                             ((163,020,000))

162,364,000

       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) Prior to entering into any negotiated settlement of a claim against the state, that exceeds five million dollars, the attorney general shall notify the director of financial management and the chairs of the senate committee on ways and means and the house of representatives committee on appropriations.

       (4)(a) $87,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the office of the attorney general to prepare a report by October 1, 2002, on federal and Indian reserved water rights, and to submit the report to the standing committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over water resources. The objectives of the report shall be to:

       (i) Examine and characterize the types of water rights issues involved;

       (ii) Examine the approaches of other states to such issues and their results;

       (iii) Examine methods for addressing such issues including, but not limited to, administrative, judicial, or other methods, or any combinations thereof; and

       (iv) Examine implementation and funding requirements.

       (b) Following receipt of the report, the standing committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over water resources shall seek and consider the recommendations of the relevant departments and agencies of the United States, the federally recognized Indian tribes with water-related interests in the state, and water users in the state and shall develop recommendations.

       Sec. 123. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 126 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE CASELOAD FORECAST COUNCIL

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          631,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((619,000))

600,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,250,000))

1,231,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 124. A new section is added to 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. The department of financial institutions shall reduce its fiscal year 2003 expenditures from the financial services regulation account by the amount of $357,000.

       Sec. 125. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 127 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((71,083,500))

70,893,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((70,873,500))

60,499,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                  173,342,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      7,980,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                             ((10,300,000))

10,094,000

Public Works Assistance Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                    1,911,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation.. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      1,500,000

Film and Video Promotion Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                          25,000

Building Code Council Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                               ((1,061,000))

1,226,000

Administrative Contingency Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                    1,777,000

Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                    3,292,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((6,081,000))

7,513,000

Manufactured Home Installation Training Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          256,000

Community Economic Development Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          113,000

Washington Housing Trust Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                               ((5,597,000))

10,368,000

Public Facility Construction Loan Revolving

       Account--State Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((550,000))

586,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                             ((354,242,000))

351,375,000

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

       (1) It is the intent of the legislature that the department of community, trade, and economic development receive separate programmatic allotments for the office of community development and the office of trade and economic development. Any appropriation made to the department of community, trade, and economic development for carrying out the powers, functions, and duties of either office shall be credited to the appropriate office.

       (2) $3,085,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($3,085,000)) $2,838,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for a contract with the Washington technology center. For work essential to the mission of the Washington technology center and conducted in partnership with universities, the center shall not pay any increased indirect rate nor increases in other indirect charges above the absolute amount paid during the 1995-97 fiscal biennium.

       (3) $61,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $62,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item OCD-01.

       (4) (($10,403,445)) $10,804,156 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for the drug control and system improvement formula grant program, to be distributed in state fiscal year 2002 as follows:

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

       (b) $620,000 to the department to continue the drug prosecution assistance program in support of multijurisdictional narcotics task forces;

       (c) $1,363,000 to the Washington state patrol for coordination, investigative, and supervisory support to the multijurisdictional narcotics task forces and for methamphetamine education and response;

       (d) $200,000 to the department for grants to support tribal law enforcement needs;

       (e) $991,000 to the department of social and health services, division of alcohol and substance abuse, for drug courts in eastern and western Washington;

       (f) $302,551 to the department for training and technical assistance of public defenders representing clients with special needs;

       (g) $88,000 to the department to continue a substance abuse treatment in jails program, to test the effect of treatment on future criminal behavior;

       (h) $697,075 to the department to continue domestic violence legal advocacy;

       (i) $903,000 to the department of social and health services, juvenile rehabilitation administration, to continue youth violence prevention and intervention projects;

       (j) $60,000 to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to complete the state and local components of the national incident-based reporting system;

       (k) $60,000 to the department for community-based advocacy services to victims of violent crime, other than sexual assault and domestic violence;

       (l) $91,000 to the department to continue the governor's council on substance abuse;

       (m) $99,000 to the department to continue evaluation of Byrne formula grant programs;

       (n) (($500,469)) $901,180 to the office of financial management for criminal history records improvement; and

       (o) $825,100 to the department for required grant administration, monitoring, and reporting on Byrne formula grant programs.

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

       (5) (($470,000)) $320,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($470,000)) $320,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the rural economic ((development activities including $200,000 for the Washington manufacturing service, and $100,000 for business retention and expansion)) opportunity fund.

       (6) $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for grants to operate, repair, and staff shelters for homeless families with children.

       (7) $2,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $2,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for grants to operate transitional housing for homeless families with children. The grants may also be used to make partial payments for rental assistance.

       (8) $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for consolidated emergency assistance to homeless families with children.

       (9) $205,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $205,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for grants to Washington Columbia river gorge counties to implement their responsibilities under the national scenic area management plan. Of this amount, $390,000 is provided for Skamania county and $20,000 is provided for Clark county.

       (10) $698,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $698,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $1,101,000 of the administrative contingency account appropriation are provided solely for contracting with associate development organizations to maintain existing programs.

       (11) $600,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for sexual assault prevention and treatment programs.

       (12) $680,000 of the Washington housing trust account appropriation is provided solely to conduct a pilot project designed to lower infrastructure costs for residential development.

       (13) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided to the department solely for providing technical assistance to developers of housing for farmworkers.

       (14) $370,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $371,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $25,000 of the film and video promotion account appropriation are provided solely for the film office to bring film and video production to Washington state.

       (15) $22,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 ((and $23,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are)) is provided solely as a matching grant to support the Washington state senior games. State funding shall be matched with at least an equal amount of private or local governmental funds.

       (16) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for grants to food banks and food distribution centers to increase their ability to accept, store, and deliver perishable food.

       (17) $230,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $230,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and the entire community economic development account appropriation are provided solely for support of the developmental disabilities endowment governing board and startup costs of the endowment program. Startup costs are a loan from the state general fund and will be repaid from funds within the program as determined by the governing board. The governing board may use state appropriations to implement a sliding-scale fee waiver for families earning below 150 percent of the state median family income. The director of the department, or the director of the subsequent department of community development, may implement fees to support the program as provided under RCW 43.330.152.

       (18) $880,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for community-based legal advocates to assist sexual assault victims with both civil and criminal justice issues. If Senate Bill No. 5309 is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (19) $65,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $65,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for a contract with a food distribution program for communities in the southwestern portion of the state and for workers impacted by timber and salmon fishing closures and reductions. The department may not charge administrative overhead or expenses to the funds provided in this subsection.

       (20) $120,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $120,000 of the ((general fund--state)) Washington housing trust account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely as one-time pass-through funding to currently licensed overnight youth shelters. If Substitute House Bill No. 2060 (low-income housing) is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the fiscal year 2003 appropriation shall be made from the state general fund.

       (21) $1,868,000 of the Washington housing trust account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for emergency shelter assistance. If Substitute House Bill No. 2060 (low-income housing) is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the fiscal year 2003 appropriation shall be made from the state general fund.

       (22) Repayments of outstanding loans granted under RCW 43.63A.600, the mortgage and rental assistance program, shall be remitted to the department, including any current revolving account balances. The department shall contract with a lender or contract collection agent to act as a collection agent of the state. The lender or contract collection agent shall collect payments on outstanding loans, and deposit them into an interest-bearing account. The funds collected shall be remitted to the department quarterly. Interest earned in the account may be retained by the lender or contract collection agent, and shall be considered a fee for processing payments on behalf of the state. Repayments of loans granted under this chapter shall be made to the lender or contract collection agent as long as the loan is outstanding, notwithstanding the repeal of the chapter.

       (((22))) (23) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 ((and $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are)) is provided solely for the community connections program in Walla Walla.

       (((23))) (24) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided to the office of community development solely for the purposes of providing assistance to industrial workers who have been displaced by energy cost-related industrial plant closures in rural counties. For purposes of this subsection, "rural county" is as defined in RCW 82.14.370(5). The office of community development shall distribute the amount in this subsection to community agencies that assist the displaced industrial workers in meeting basic needs including, but not limited to, emergency medical and dental services, family and mental health counseling, food, energy costs, mortgage, and rental costs. The department shall not retain more than two percent of the amount provided in this subsection for administrative costs.

       (((24))) (25) $91,500 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $91,500 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for services related to the foreign representative contract for Japan.

       (((25))) (26) $81,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 ((and $81,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are)) is provided solely for business finance and loan programs.

       (((26))) (27) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the quick sites initiative program.

       (((27))) (28) $120,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 ((and $120,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are)) is provided solely for operating a business information hotline.

       (((28))) (29) $29,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 ((and $29,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are)) is provided solely for travel expenses associated with the office of trade and economic development's provision of outreach and technical assistance services to businesses and local economic development associations.

       (((29))) (30) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for information technology enhancements designed to improve the delivery of agency services to customers.

       (31) $300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided to reimburse nonprofit associations engaged in the production and performance of musical, dance, artistic, dramatic, or literary works for the benefit of the general public for back leasehold excise taxes assessed by the department of revenue.

       (32) $10,111,682 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for the drug control and system improvement formula grant program, to be distributed in state fiscal year 2003 as follows:

       (a) $3,551,972 to local units of government to continue multijurisdictional narcotics task forces;

       (b) $611,177 to the department to continue the drug prosecution assistance program in support of multijurisdictional narcotics task forces;

       (c) $1,343,603 to the Washington state patrol for coordination, investigative, and supervisory support to the multijurisdictional narcotics task forces and for methamphetamine education and response;

       (d) $197,154 to the department for grants to support tribal law enforcement needs;

       (e) $976,897 to the department of social and health services, division of alcohol and substance abuse, for drug courts in eastern and western Washington;

       (f) $298,246 to the department for training and technical assistance of public defenders representing clients with special needs;

       (g) $687,155 to the department to continue domestic violence legal advocacy;

       (h) $890,150 to the department of social and health services, juvenile rehabilitation administration, to continue youth violence prevention and intervention projects;

       (i) $89,705 to the department to continue the governor's council on substance abuse;

       (j) $97,591 to the department to continue evaluation of Byrne formula grant programs;

       (k) $494,675 to the office of financial management for criminal history records improvement;

       (l) $60,000 to the department for community-based advocacy services to victims of violent crime, other than sexual assault and domestic violence; and

       (m) $813,358 to the department for required grant administration, monitoring, and reporting on Byrne formula grant programs.

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

       (33) $165,000 of the building code council account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the state building code council pursuant to Senate Bill No. 5352 (building code council fee increase). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (34) $202,000 of the mobile home park relocation account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the department to administer the mobile home relocation assistance program as provided by Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5354 (mobile home relocation assistance fee). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (35) The appropriations in this section reflect a reduction of $504,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003. To implement this reduction, the office of trade and economic development shall take actions consistent with its mission, goals, and objectives to reduce operating costs. Such action, to the greatest extent possible, shall maintain direct payments to service providers, grants to other entities, and other pass-through funds. Examples of actions that may be taken to effect this reduction include hiring freezes, employee furloughs, staffing reductions, restricted travel and training, delaying purchases of equipment, and limiting personal service contracts.

       (36) $40,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely to implement the state task force on funding for community-based services to victims of crime as provided in Senate Bill No. 6763. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (37) The appropriations in this section reflect a reduction of $1,641,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003. To implement this reduction, the office of community development shall take actions consistent with its mission, goals, and objectives to reduce operating costs. Such action, to the greatest extent possible, shall maintain direct payments to service providers, grants to other entities, and other pass-through funds. Examples of actions that may be taken to effect this reduction include hiring freezes, employee furloughs, staffing reductions, restricted travel and training, delaying purchases of equipment, and limiting personal service contracts.

       Sec. 126. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 128 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE ECONOMIC AND REVENUE FORECAST COUNCIL

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          512,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((514,000))

499,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,026,000))

1,011,000

       Sec. 127. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 129 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    12,456,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((12,024,000))

12,508,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement

       Account--State Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$

226,000

State Auditing Services Revolving

       Account--State Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            25,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((48,391,000))

48,872,000

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

       (1) The office of financial management shall review policies and procedures regarding purchasing of information technology upgrades by state agencies. Information technology upgrades include replacement workstations, network equipment, operating systems and application software. The review shall document existing policies and procedures, and shall compare alternative upgrade policies that reduce the overall cost to state government for maintaining adequate information technology to meet the existing business needs of state agencies. Findings and recommendations from this review shall be reported to appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2001.

       (2) State agencies that provide services to other state agencies are expected to reduce their expenditures and to share the savings with their clients. The office of financial management shall achieve a reduction of $339,000 in its billings for financial system services purchased by state agencies in fiscal year 2003. The reduction is expected to result from both reduced demand for services and reduced rates.

       (3) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2671 (permit assistance center). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (4) $350,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for an assessment and performance scoring of state agencies and separate systemwide performance audits of two governmental functions: State capital construction practices and state contracting practices.

       (a) The scorecard on state agencies shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

       (i) Quality and process management practices;

       (ii) Independent and internal audit functions;

       (iii) Internal and external customer satisfaction;

       (iv) Program effectiveness;

       (v) Fiscal productivity and efficiency; and

       (vi) Statutory and regulatory compliance.

Each agency shall be graded on the categories selected for the scorecard. The office of financial management shall submit the results of the performance scoring, forward recommendations for legislation to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature by November 30, 2002, and release the results of the performance scoring to the public.

       (b)(i) The office of financial management shall conduct separate systemwide performance audits on the state's capital construction and contracting practices using generally accepted government auditing standards. Each performance audit shall include, but not be limited to, a review of the following:

       (A) Validity and reliability of management's performance measures;

       (B) A review of internal controls and internal audits;

       (C) The adequacy of systems used for measuring, reporting, and monitoring performance;

       (D) The extent to which legislative, regulatory, and organizational goals and objectives are being achieved; and

       (E) Identification and recognition of best practices.

       (ii) The performance audit on state capital construction practices shall include building projects, highway projects, and architectural and engineering services. The following state agencies, at a minimum, shall be subject to audit sampling: Department of transportation, department of general administration, and state higher education agencies.

       (iii) The performance audit on state contracting practices shall include state agencies with sufficient activity with personal services contracts and other types of contracts to evaluate the state's contracting practices.

       (iv) The office of financial management shall grade the results of the performance audits to indicate agencies' performance regarding capital construction and contracting practices. The office of financial management shall report findings from the performance audits to the governor and appropriate legislative committees by November 30, 2002.

       (c) The office of financial management may contract for consulting services in completing requirements under this subsection.

       Sec. 128. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 130 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

Administrative Hearings Revolving Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                             ((21,938,000))

22,394,000

       Sec. 129. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 131 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

Department of Personnel Service Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                             ((17,297,000))

17,035,000

Higher Education Personnel Services Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                    1,636,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((18,933,000))

18,671,000

 

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

       (1) The department of personnel may charge agencies through the data processing revolving account up to $561,000 in fiscal year 2002 to study the development of a new personnel and payroll system. The unexpended amount of $545,000 shall be refunded to agencies in the form of reduced agency billings in fiscal year 2003.

       (2) Funding to cover ((these)) expenses under subsection (1) of this section shall be realized from agency FICA savings associated with the pretax benefits contributions plans. Funding is subject to section 902 of this act.

       Sec. 130. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 132 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE LOTTERY

Lottery Administrative Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                             ((22,130,000))

21,795,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 131. A new section is added to 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 (uncodified) to read as follows:

       STATE GAMBLING COMMISSION. The state gambling commission is directed to reduce its fiscal year 2003 expenditures from the gambling revolving account by the amount of $450,000.

       Sec. 132. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 133 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          226,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((234,000))

210,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((460,000))

436,000

       Sec. 133. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 134 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMISSION ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          211,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((209,000))

207,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((420,000))

418,000

       Sec. 134. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 135 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD

Department of Personnel Service Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                               ((1,679,000))

1,705,000

 

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: $26,000 of the department of personnel services account appropriation is provided solely for paying accrued annual and sick leave to a retired board member.

       Sec. 135. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 136 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS--OPERATIONS

Dependent Care Administrative Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                        378,000

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((49,562,000))

49,183,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((49,940,000))

49,561,000

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

       (1) $1,000,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for support of the information systems project known as the electronic document image management system.

       (2) $120,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for locating inactive members entitled to retirement benefits.

       (3) $117,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for modifications to the retirement information systems to accommodate tracking of postretirement employment on an hourly basis.

       (4) $440,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5143 (Washington state patrol retirement systems plan 2).

       (5) $6,420,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of public employees' retirement system plan 3 (chapter 247, Laws of 2000).

       (6) (($101,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account--state appropriation is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5144 (LEOFF survivor benefit). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (7) $744,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account--state appropriation is provided solely to implement Second Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6166 (LEOFF restructuring). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.)) $96,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6376 (PERS plan 3 transfer payment). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (7) $9,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6377 (TRS plan 1 extended school year). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (8) $12,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6378 (LEOFF plan 2 part-time leave of absence). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (9) $122,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6379 (transferring service credit to WSPRS). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (10) $651,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 6380 (survivor benefits). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (11) $53,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6381 (PERS plan 1 terminated vested). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (12) $130,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 2896 (EMT service credit transfer). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (13) The appropriations in this section are reduced to reflect savings resulting from a 0.01 percent reduction of the department of retirement systems administrative expense rate, effective May 1, 2002, from 0.23 to 0.22 for the remainder of the 2001-03 biennium.

       Sec. 136. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 137 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE INVESTMENT BOARD

State Investment Board Expense Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                             ((12,876,000))

13,461,000

       Sec. 137. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 138 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((72,820,000))

72,823,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((72,387,000))

78,149,000

Timber Tax Distribution Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                    5,131,000

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

Multimodal Transportation Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                        109,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                             ((150,520,000))

156,394,000

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

       (1) $269,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $49,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to establish and provide staff support to a committee on taxation to study the elasticity, equity, and adequacy of the state's tax system.

       (((1))) (a) The committee shall consist of eleven members. The department shall appoint six academic scholars from the fields of economics, taxation, business administration, public administration, public policy, and other relevant disciplines as determined by the department, after consulting with the majority and minority leaders in the senate, the co-speakers in the house of representatives, the chair of the ways and means committee in the senate, and the co-chairs of the finance committee in the house of representatives. The governor and the chairs of the majority and minority caucuses in each house of the legislature shall each appoint one member to the committee. These appointments may be legislative members. The members of the committee shall either elect a voting chair from among their membership or a nonvoting chair who is not a member of the committee. Members of the committee shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for travel expenses under RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.

       (((2))) (b) The purpose of the study is to determine how well the current tax system functions and how it might be changed to better serve the citizens of the state in the twenty-first century. In reviewing options for changes to the tax system, the committee shall develop multiple alternatives to the existing tax system. To the extent possible, the alternatives shall be designed to increase the harmony between the tax system of this state and the surrounding states, encourage commerce and business creation, and encourage home ownership. In developing alternatives, the committee shall examine and consider the effects of tax incentives, including exemptions, deferrals, and credits. The alternatives shall range from incremental improvements in the current tax structure to complete replacement of the tax structure. In conducting the study, the committee shall examine the tax structures of other states and review previous studies regarding tax reform in this state. In developing alternatives, the committee shall be guided by administrative simplicity, economic neutrality, fairness, stability, and transparency. Most of the alternatives presented by the committee to the legislature shall be revenue neutral and contain no income tax.

       (((3))) (c) The department shall create an advisory group to include, but not be limited to, representatives of business, state agencies, local governments, labor, taxpayers, and other advocacy groups. The group shall provide advice and assistance to the committee.

       (((4))) (d) The committee shall present a final report of its findings and alternatives to the ways and means committee in the senate and the finance committee in the house of representatives by November 30, 2002.

       (2) $90,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the department to conduct a study of tax incentives.

       (a) The tax incentives covered by the study shall include the following:

       (i) The rural county distressed areas sales tax deferral and exemption under chapter 82.60 RCW;

       (ii) The rural county business and occupation tax credit for computer software development in RCW 82.04.4456;

       (iii) The business and occupation tax jobs credit under chapter 82.62 RCW;

       (iv) The business and occupation tax credit for international services under RCW 82.04.44525;

       (v) The business and occupation tax credit for help-desk services in rural counties under RCW 82.04.4457;

       (vi) The high technology business and occupation tax credit under RCW 82.04.4452;

       (vii) The high technology sales tax deferral/exemption in chapter 82.63 RCW; and

       (viii) The manufacturing, research and development, and testing operations sales and use tax exemptions under RCW 82.08.02565 and 82.12.02565.

       (b) Taxpayer participation in the study is voluntary. Taxpayer information used in the study is confidential under the provisions of chapter 82.32 RCW. Additionally, the identity of any study participants may not be disclosed.

       (c) The purpose of the study is to allow the legislature to evaluate the success of tax incentives in terms of job creation, product development, and other factors that are considered a return on investment of public funds. The study shall include information such as the amount of the incentive taken, the annual number of net new jobs as a result of the incentive, current employment, number of new products developed, the types and amounts of other taxes paid, whether the business expanded or is located in a certain area as a result of the incentive, and other information determined by the department to be relevant to the study.

       (d) The department shall report to the appropriate legislative committees of the senate and house of representatives by November 30, 2002.

       (3) $109,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the department to implement the provisions of House Bill No. 2969 (transportation). If the bill is not enacted by January 1, 2003, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. Further, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse to the extent that funds are provided for this purpose in the transportation appropriations act.

       (4) $3,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $111,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the department to implement the provisions of House Bill No. 2658 (municipal business and occupation tax). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       Sec. 138. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 139 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE BOARD OF TAX APPEALS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      1,193,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,038,000))

1,007,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((2,231,000))

2,200,000

       Sec. 139. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 142 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          549,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((630,000))

655,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      1,930,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((444,000))

223,000

State Capitol Vehicle Parking Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          154,000

General Administration Services Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                             ((41,419,000))

39,546,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                               ((45,126,000))

43,057,000

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

       (1) The department shall conduct a review of the ultimate purchasing system to evaluate the following: (a) The degree to which program objectives and assumptions were achieved; (b) the degree to which planned schedule of phases, tasks, and activities were accomplished; (c) an assessment of estimated and actual costs of each phase; (d) an assessment of project cost recovery/cost avoidance, return on investment, and measurable outcomes as each relate to the agency's business functions and other agencies' business functions; and (e) the degree to which integration with the agency and state information technology infrastructure was achieved. The department will receive written input from participating pilot agencies that describes measurable organizational benefits and cost avoidance opportunities derived from use of the ultimate purchasing system. The performance review shall be submitted to the office of financial management and the appropriate legislative fiscal committees by July 1, 2002.

       (2) $60,000 of the general administration services account appropriation is provided solely for costs associated with the development of the information technology architecture to link the risk management information system and the tort division's case management system, and the reconciliation of defense cost reimbursement information.

       (3) $44,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the department to implement the waste management and recycling provisions of Substitute House Bill No. 2308 (encouraging recycling and waste reduction). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (4) State agencies that provide services to other state agencies are expected to reduce their expenditures and to share the savings with their clients. The department of general administration shall achieve a reduction of $1,302,000 in its billings for motor pool, consolidated mail, and other services that state agencies purchase in fiscal year 2003. The reduction is expected to result from both reduced demand for services and reduced rates.

                  Sec. 140. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 143 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES

Data Processing Revolving Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((3,706,000))

3,610,000

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

                  (1) Fifteen independent private, nonprofit colleges, located in Washington state, have requested connection to the K-20 educational telecommunications network. These K-20 connections shall be provided to the private schools on a full cost reimbursement basis, net of the value of services and information provided by the private institutions, based on criteria approved by the K-20 board.

                  (2) Some private K-12 schools have requested limited "pilot connections" to the K-20 network to test the technical and economic feasibility of one or more connection models. These K-20 connections shall be provided to the private K-12 schools on a full cost reimbursement basis, net of the value of services and information provided by the private K-12 schools based on criteria approved by the K-20 board.

                  (3) In the 2001-03 biennium, the department shall incorporate statewide elements for a common technology infrastructure into the state strategic information technology plan that state agencies shall then use in establishing individual agency business applications.

                  (4) The department shall implement the $10,800,000 service rate reduction it proposed on August 14, 2000.

                  (5) State agencies that provide services to other state agencies are expected to reduce their expenditures and to share the savings with their clients. The department of information services shall achieve a reduction of $1,995,000 in its billings for services purchased by state agencies in fiscal year 2003. The reduction is expected to result from both reduced demand for services and reduced rates.

                  Sec. 141. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 144 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 622,000

Insurance Commissioners Regulatory Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((29,053,000))

29,928,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                      ((29,675,000))

30,550,000

                  The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $693,000 of the insurance commissioner's regulatory account appropriation is provided solely for moving and renovation costs associated with the colocation of the agency's Olympia-area facilities. Expenditures from this amount shall be subject to the approval of the department of general administration.

 

                  Sec. 142. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 147 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE HORSE RACING COMMISSION

Horse Racing Commission Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((4,504,000))

4,436,000

                  Sec. 143. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 148 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              1,483,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((1,484,000))

1,439,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . .$                                                                                                                                                   99,000

Liquor Control Board Construction and Maintenance

                  Account--State Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((8,114,000))

9,684,000

Liquor Revolving Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((142,148,000))

125,927,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((153,229,000))

138,632,000

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

                  (1) $1,573,000 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) $4,803,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely for the costs associated with the development and implementation of a merchandising business system. Expenditures of any funds for this system are conditioned upon the approval of the merchandising business system's feasibility study by the information services board. The amount provided in this subsection is also conditioned upon satisfying the requirements of section 902 of this act.

                  (3) $84,000 of the liquor control board construction and maintenance account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the liquor control board to employ additional staff during the holiday season to handle the expected increase in sales volume at the Seattle distribution center.

                  Sec. 144. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 149 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

Public Service Revolving Account--State 

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((27,108,000))

26,702,000

Pipeline Safety Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              3,305,000

Pipeline Safety Account--Federal

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 822,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                      ((31,235,000))

30,829,000

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

                  (1) $3,011,000 of the pipeline safety account--state appropriation and $822,000 of the pipeline safety account--federal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5182 (pipeline safety). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (2) $294,000 of the pipeline safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for an interagency agreement with the joint legislative audit and review committee for a report on hazardous liquid and gas pipeline safety programs. The committee shall review staff use, inspection activity, fee methodology, and costs of the hazardous liquid and gas pipeline safety programs and report to the appropriate legislative committees by July 1, 2003. The report shall include a comparison of interstate and intrastate programs, including but not limited to the number and complexity of regular and specialized inspections, mapping requirements for each program, and allocation of administrative costs to each program. If Substitute Senate Bill No. 5182 (pipeline safety) is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amount provided in this section shall lapse.

                  Sec. 145. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 151 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              9,165,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((8,979,000))

8,710,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            22,509,000

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

Enhanced 911 Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                    ((16,544,000))

20,269,000

Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation. . . . .$                                                                                                                                           ((582,000))

2,010,000

Disaster Response Account--Federal Appropriation. . .$                                                                                                                                        ((3,392,000))

6,510,000

Worker and Community Right to Know Fund--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 283,000

Nisqually Earthquake Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((37,884,000))

29,027,000

Nisqually Earthquake Account--Federal

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((157,795,000))

49,641,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((257,367,000))

148,358,000

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

                  (1) (($582,000)) $1,906,000 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) disasters approved in the 1999-01 biennium budget. The military department may, upon approval of the director of financial management, use portions of the disaster response account--state appropriation to offset costs of new disasters occurring before June 30, 2003. The military department shall submit a report quarterly to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees 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 shall be displayed by individual disaster, by fund, and by type of assistance. The military department shall also submit a report quarterly to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees detailing information on the disaster response account, including: (a) The amount and type of deposits into the account; (b) the current available fund balance as of the reporting date; and (c) the projected fund balance at the end of the 2001-03 biennium based on current revenue and expenditure patterns.

                  (2) $100,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $100,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided solely for implementation of the conditional scholarship program pursuant to chapter 28B.103 RCW.

                  (3) $60,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $60,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5256 (emergency management compact). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (4) $35,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $35,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided solely for the north county emergency medical service.

                  (5) (($1,374,000)) $2,145,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--state appropriation and (($3,861,000)) $4,174,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--federal appropriation are provided solely for the military department's costs associated with coordinating the state's response to the February 28, 2001, earthquake.

                  (6) (($1,347,000)) $678,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--state appropriation and (($5,359,000)) $3,420,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--federal appropriation are provided solely for mitigation costs associated with the earthquake for state and local agencies. Of the amount from the Nisqually earthquake account--state appropriation, (($898,000)) $217,000 is provided for the state matching share for state agencies and (($449,000)) $462,000 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).

                  (7) (($35,163,000)) $8,970,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--state appropriation and (($148,575,000)) $42,047,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--federal appropriation are provided solely for public assistance costs associated with the earthquake for state and local agencies. Of the amount from the Nisqually earthquake account--state appropriation, (($20,801,000)) $3,924,000 is provided for the state matching share for state agencies and (($14,362,000)) $5,046,000 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). ((Upon approval of the director of financial management, the military department may use portions of the Nisqually earthquake account--state appropriations to cover other response and recovery costs associated with the Nisqually earthquake that are not eligible for federal emergency management agency reimbursement. The military department is to submit a quarterly report detailing the costs authorized under this subsection to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees.))

                  (8) $17,234,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--state appropriation is provided solely to cover other response and recovery costs associated with the Nisqually earthquake that are not eligible for federal emergency management agency reimbursement. Prior to expending funds provided in this subsection, the military department shall obtain prior approval of the director of financial management. Prior to approving any single project of over $1,000,000, the office of financial management shall notify the fiscal committees of the legislature. The military department is to submit a quarterly report detailing the costs authorized under this subsection to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees.

                  (9) $2,818,000 of the enhanced 911 account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6034 or House Bill No. 2595 (enhanced 911 excise tax). If neither bill is enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  Sec. 146. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 152 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((2,154,000))

2,225,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((2,164,000))

2,339,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                        ((4,318,000))

4,564,000

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

                  (1) $71,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $214,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the purpose of implementing requirements associated with Initiative Measure No. 775 (home care workers).

                  (2) $47,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely to implement House Bill No. 2403 and House Bill No. 2540 (higher education collective bargaining). If House Bill No. 2403 is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  Sec. 147. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 153 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE GROWTH PLANNING HEARINGS BOARD

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              1,497,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((1,506,000))

1,461,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                        ((3,003,000))

2,958,000

PART II

HUMAN SERVICES

 

                  Sec. 201. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 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 in this act. However, after May 1, 2002, unless specifically prohibited by this act, the department may transfer general fund--state appropriations for fiscal year 2002 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) To the extent that transfers under subsection (3)(a) of this section are insufficient to fund actual expenditures in excess of fiscal year 2002 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.

                  (c) 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.

                  (4) In the event the department receives additional unrestricted federal funds or achieves savings in excess of that anticipated in this act, the department shall use up to $5,000,000 of such funds to initiate a pilot project providing integrated support services to homeless individuals needing mental health services, alcohol or substance abuse treatment, medical care, or who demonstrate community safety concerns. Before such a pilot project is initiated, the department shall notify the fiscal committees of the legislature of the plans for such a pilot project including the source of funds to be used.

                  Sec. 202. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 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 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((225,789,000))

225,104,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((239,013,000))

231,042,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((372,408,000))

369,403,000

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

Public Safety and Education Account--

                  State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                           ((987,000))

964,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

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

5,639,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((844,299,000))

832,552,000

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

                  (1) $2,237,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, (($2,288,000)) $2,271,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and (($1,590,000)) $1,584,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the category of services titled "intensive family preservation services."

                  (2) $685,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $701,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 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.

                  (3) $524,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation ((and $536,000)), $375,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 appropriation, and $161,000 of the general fund--federal 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.

                  (4) $1,260,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, $1,248,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and (($4,196,000)) $4,150,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely for the family policy council and community public health and safety networks. The funding level for the family policy council and community public health and safety networks represents a 25 percent reduction below the funding level for the 1999-2001 biennium. Funding levels shall be reduced 25 percent for both the family policy council and network grants. Reductions to network grants shall be allocated so as to maintain current funding levels, to the greatest extent possible, for projects with the strongest evidence of positive outcomes and for networks with substantial compliance with contracts for network grants.

                  (5) $2,215,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, $4,394,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and $5,604,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for reducing the average caseload level per case-carrying social worker. Average caseload reductions are intended to increase the amount of time social workers spend in direct contact with the children, families, and foster parents involved with their open cases. The department shall use some of the funds provided in several local offices to increase staff that support case-carrying social workers in ways that will allow social workers to increase direct contact time with children, families, and foster parents. To achieve the goal of reaching an average caseload ratio of 1:24 by the end of fiscal year 2003, the department shall develop a plan for redeploying 30 FTEs to case-carrying social worker and support positions from other areas in the children and family services budget. The FTE redeployment plan shall be submitted to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1, 2001.

                  (6) $1,000,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation and $1,000,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely for increasing foster parent respite care services that improve the retention of foster parents and increase the stability of foster placements. The department shall report quarterly to the appropriate committees of the legislature progress against appropriate baseline measures for foster parent retention and stability of foster placements.

                  (7) $1,050,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for increasing kinship care placements for children who otherwise would likely be placed in foster care. These funds shall be used for extraordinary costs incurred by relatives at the time of placement, or for extraordinary costs incurred by relatives after placement if such costs would likely cause a disruption in the kinship care placement. $50,000 of the funds provided shall be contracted to the Washington institute for public policy to conduct a study of kinship care placements. The study shall examine the prevalence and needs of families who are raising related children and shall compare services and policies of Washington state with other states that have a higher rate of kinship care placements in lieu of foster care placements. The study shall identify possible changes in services and policies that are likely to increase appropriate kinship care placements.

                  (8) $3,386,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, (($7,671,000)) $5,710,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and (($20,819,000)) $19,819,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for increases in the cost per case for foster care and adoption support. $16,000,000 of the general fund--federal amount shall remain unalloted until the office of financial management approves a plan submitted by the department to achieve a higher rate of federal earnings in the foster care program. That plan shall also be submitted to the fiscal committees of the legislature and shall indicate projected federal revenue compared to actual fiscal year 2001 levels. Within the amounts provided for foster care, the department shall increase the basic rate for foster care to an average of $420 per month on July 1, 2001((, and to an average of $440 per month on July 1, 2002)). The department shall use the remaining funds provided in this subsection to pay for increases in the cost per case for foster care and adoption support. The department shall seek to control rate increases and reimbursement decisions for foster care and adoption support cases such that the cost per case for family foster care, group care, receiving homes, and adoption support does not exceed the amount assumed in the projected caseload expenditures plus the amounts provided in this subsection.

                  (9) $1,767,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, (($2,461,000)) $1,767,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and (($1,485,000)) $1,241,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for rate and capacity increases for child placing agencies. Child placing agencies shall increase their capacity by 15 percent in fiscal year 2002 ((and 30 percent in fiscal year 2003)).

                  (10) The department shall provide secure crisis residential facilities across the state in a manner that: (a) Retains geographic provision of these services; and (b) retains beds in high use areas.

                  (11) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for a foster parent retention program. This program is directed at foster parents caring for children who act out sexually, as described in House Bill No. 1525 (foster parent retention program).

                  Sec. 203. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 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 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((36,625,000))

83,151,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((38,125,000))

79,107,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((14,609,000))

13,803,000

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

1,110,000

Juvenile Accountability Incentive

                  Account--Federal       Appropriation. . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((9,361,000))

10,461,000

Public Safety and Education

                  Account--State Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((6,196,000))

6,047,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

                  State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((21,972,000))

37,174,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((127,268,000))

230,853,000

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

                  (((a))) (1) $686,000 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))) (2) $5,980,000 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))) (3) $1,161,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,162,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $5,190,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account 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))) (4) $2,515,000 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))) (5) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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))) (6) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for a contract for expanded services of the teamchild project.

                  (((g))) (7) $423,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, (($924,000)) $754,100 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, (($174,000)) $152,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, (($196,000)) $172,000 of the public safety and education assistance account appropriation, and (($690,000)) $604,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted service providers.

                  (((h))) (8) $16,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $16,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 167, Laws of 1999 (firearms on school property). The amounts provided in this subsection are intended to provide funding for county impacts associated with the implementation of chapter 167, Laws of 1999, and shall be distributed to counties as prescribed in the current consolidated juvenile services (CJS) formula.

                  (((i))) (9) $3,441,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $3,441,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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.

                  (((j))) (10) $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 (i) and (j) 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.

                  (((k))) (11) The distributions made under (((i))) (9) and (((j))) (10) 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.

                  (((l))) (12) Each quarter during the 2001-03 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.

                  (((m))) (13) $1,692,000 of the juvenile accountability incentive account--federal appropriation is provided solely for the continued implementation of a pilot program to provide for postrelease planning and treatment of juvenile offenders with co-occurring disorders.

                  (((n))) (14) $22,000 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 (m) of this subsection.

                  (((o))) (15) $900,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $900,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the continued implementation of the juvenile violence prevention grant program established in section 204, chapter 309, Laws of 1999.

                  (((p))) (16) $33,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $29,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 1070 (juvenile offender basic training). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (((q))) (17) $21,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $42,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5468 (chemical dependency). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (((r))) (18) 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.

 

                  (((2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            46,773,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            48,735,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                   14,000

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

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

                  State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            15,280,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                          111,542,000

 

                  The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:)) (19) $40,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($84,000)) $68,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted service providers.

 

                  (((3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              1,738,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              1,765,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 307,000

Juvenile Accountability Incentive Account--Federal

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              1,100,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

                  State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 421,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                           5,331,000))

 

                  (20) $945,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for providing additional research-based services to the juvenile parole population. The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall consult with the institute for public policy in deciding which interventions to provide to the parole population.

                  (21) The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall continue to allot and expend funds provided in this section by the category and budget unit structure submitted to the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee.

                  Sec. 204. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 204 (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 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((191,089,000))

194,566,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((194,884,000))

177,206,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((339,077,000))

358,377,000

General Fund--Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((4,363,000))

25,596,000

Health Services Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              2,450,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((731,863,000))

758,195,000

                  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) $388,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, (($1,927,000)) $2,829,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and (($2,349,000)) $3,157,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for development and operation of community residential and support services for persons whose treatment needs constitute substantial barriers to community placement and who no longer require active psychiatric treatment at an inpatient hospital level of care, no longer meet the criteria for inpatient involuntary commitment, and who are clinically ready for discharge from a state psychiatric hospital. In the event that enough patients are not transitioned or diverted from the state hospitals to close at least two hospital wards by July 2002, and ((two)) four additional wards by April 2003, a proportional share of these funds shall be transferred to the appropriations in subsection (2) of this section to support continued care of the patients in the state hospitals. Primary responsibility and accountability for provision of appropriate community support for persons placed with these funds shall reside with the mental health program and the regional support networks, with partnership and active support from the alcohol and substance abuse and from the aging and adult services programs. The department shall negotiate performance-based incentive contracts ((with those regional support networks which have the most viable plans for providing appropriate community support services for significant numbers of persons from their area who would otherwise be served in the state hospitals)) to provide appropriate community support services for individuals leaving the state hospitals under this subsection. The department shall first seek to contract with regional support networks before offering a contract to any other party. The funds appropriated in this subsection shall not be considered "available resources" as defined in RCW 71.24.025 and are not subject to the standard allocation formula applied in accordance with RCW 71.24.035(13)(a).

                  (d) At least $1,000,000 of the federal block grant funding appropriated in this subsection shall be used for (i) initial development, training, and operation of the community support teams which will work with long-term state hospital residents prior and subsequent to their return to the community; and (ii) development of support strategies which will reduce the unnecessary and excessive use of state and local hospitals for short-term crisis stabilization services. Such strategies may include training and technical assistance to community long-term care and substance abuse providers; the development of diversion beds and stabilization support teams; examination of state hospital policies regarding admissions; and the development of new contractual standards to assure that the statutory requirement that 85 percent of short-term detentions be managed locally is being fulfilled. The department shall report to the fiscal and policy committees of the legislature on the results of these efforts by November 1, 2001, and again by November 1, 2002.

                  (e) The department is authorized to implement a new formula for allocating available resources among the regional support networks. The distribution formula shall use the number of persons eligible for the state medical programs funded under chapter 74.09 RCW as the measure of the requirement for the number of acutely mentally ill, chronically mentally ill, severely emotionally disturbed children, and seriously disturbed in accordance with RCW 71.24.035(13)(a). The new formula shall be phased in over a period of no less than six years. Furthermore, the department shall increase the medicaid capitation rates which a regional support network would otherwise receive under the formula by an amount sufficient to assure that total funding allocated to the regional support network in fiscal year 2002 increases by up to ((2.1)) 3.5 percent over the amount actually paid to that regional support network in fiscal year 2001, and by up to an additional ((2.3)) 5.0 percent in fiscal year 2003, if total funding to the regional support network would otherwise increase by less than those percentages under the new formula, and provided that the nonfederal share of the higher medicaid payment rate is provided by the regional support network from local funds.

                  (f) Within funds appropriated in this subsection, the department shall contract with the Clark county regional support network for development and operation of a project demonstrating 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 chapter 275-57 WAC. 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 after meeting all other medicaid spending requirements assumed in this subsection. The regional support network shall provide the department with (i) periodic reports on project service levels, methods, and outcomes; and (ii) an intergovernmental transfer equal to the state share of the increased medicaid payment provided for operation of this project.

                  (g) 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 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) Prioritized for use in those areas of the state which are at greatest risk of lacking sufficient inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity, rather than being distributed on a formula basis; (ii) prioritized for use by those hospitals which do not receive low-income disproportionate share hospital payments as of the date of application for funding; and (iii) 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. Payments from the amount provided in this subsection shall not be made to any provider that has not agreed that, except for prospective rate increases, the payment shall offset, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, any liability that may be established against, or any settlement that may be agreed to by the state, regarding the rate of state reimbursement for inpatient psychiatric care. 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.

                  (h) The department shall assure that no regional support network uses more than 8.0 percent of the state and federal funds received from appropriations in this subsection for regional support network administration.

                  (i) The department shall assure that each regional support network increases spending on direct client services in fiscal years 2002 and 2003 by at least the same percentage as the total state, federal, and local funds allocated to the regional support network in those years exceeds the amounts allocated to it in fiscal year 2001.

                  (j) The department shall reduce state funding otherwise payable to a regional support network in fiscal years 2002 and 2003 by the full amount by which the regional support network's reserves and fund balances as of December 31, 2001, exceed the required risk reserve for that regional support network. The required reserve amount shall be calculated by applying the risk reserve percentage specified in the department's contract with the regional support network to the total state and federal revenues for which the regional support network would otherwise be eligible in accordance with this subsection. As used in this subsection, "reserves" does not include capital project reserves established in accordance with state accounting and reporting standards before January 1, 2002.

                  (k) The department shall cooperate with the department of community, trade, and economic development to develop a proposal to create a structurally and functionally independent mental health ombudsman program. The proposal shall include recommendations about the statutory and administrative changes needed to establish a structurally and functionally independent ombudsman system. The departments shall report to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature by November 1, 2002.

 

                  (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((85,836,000))

84,878,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((83,001,000))

80,784,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((139,098,000))

139,821,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((29,289,000))

29,532,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((337,224,000))

335,015,000

                  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 seek to reduce the census of the two state psychiatric hospitals by ((120)) 178 beds by April 2003 by arranging and providing community residential, mental health, and other support services for long-term state hospital patients whose treatment needs constitute substantial barriers to community placement and who no longer require active psychiatric treatment at an inpatient hospital level of care, no longer meet the criteria for inpatient involuntary commitment, and who are clinically ready for discharge from a state psychiatric hospital. No such patient is to move from the hospital until a team of community professionals has become familiar with the person and their treatment plan; assessed their strengths, preferences, and needs; arranged a safe, clinically-appropriate, and stable place for them to live; assured that other needed medical, behavioral, and social services are in place; and is contracted to monitor the person's progress on an ongoing basis. The department and the regional support networks shall endeavor to assure that hospital patients are able to return to their area of origin, and that placements are not concentrated in proximity to the hospitals.

                  (d) For each month subsequent to the month in which a state hospital bed has been closed in accordance with (c) of this subsection, the mental health program shall transfer to the medical assistance program state funds equal to the state share of the monthly per capita expenditure amount estimated for categorically needy-disabled persons in the most recent forecast of medical assistance expenditures.

                  (e) The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature by November 1, 2001, and by November 1, 2002, on its plans for and progress toward achieving the objectives set forth in (c) of this subsection.

 

                  (3) CIVIL COMMITMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((20,037,000))

18,267,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((22,441,000))

20,934,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                      ((42,478,000))

39,201,000

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

                  (a) (($2,062,000)) $1,587,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($3,698,000)) $2,646,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for operational costs associated with a less restrictive step-down placement facility on McNeil Island.

                  (b) (($1,000,000)) $300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($1,000,000)) $300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for mitigation funding for jurisdictions affected by the placement of less restrictive alternative facilities for persons conditionally released from the special commitment center facility being constructed on McNeil Island. Of this amount, up to $45,000 per year is provided for the city of Lakewood for police protection reimbursement at Western State Hospital and adjacent areas, up to $45,000 per year is provided for training police personnel on chapter 12, Laws of 2001, 2nd sp. sess. (3ESSB 6151), up to $125,000 per year is provided for Pierce county for reimbursement of additional costs, and the remaining amounts are for other documented costs by jurisdictions directly impacted by the placement of the secure community transition facility on McNeil Island. Pursuant to chapter 12, Laws of 2001, 2nd sp. sess (3ESSB 6151), the department shall continue to work with local jurisdictions towards reaching agreement for mitigation costs.

                  (c) By October 1, 2001, the department shall report to the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the house of representatives and senate detailing information on plans for increasing the efficiency of staffing patterns at the new civil commitment center facility being constructed on McNeil Island.

                  (d) $600,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6594 (secure community transition facilities). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

                  (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 444,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 443,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              2,082,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                              2,969,000

 

                  (5) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              3,104,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((3,231,000))

3,111,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((5,796,000))

5,659,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                      ((12,131,000))

11,874,000

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

                  (a) $113,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $164,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the institute for public policy to evaluate the impacts of chapter 214, Laws of 1999 (mentally ill offenders), chapter 217, Laws of 2000 (atypical anti-psychotic medications), chapter 297, Laws of 1998 (commitment of mentally ill persons), and chapter 334, Laws of 2001 (mental health performance audit).

                  (b) $168,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $243,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $411,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the development and implementation of a uniform outcome-oriented performance measurement system to be used in evaluating and managing the community mental health service delivery system consistent with the recommendations contained in the joint legislative audit and review committee's audit of the public mental health system. Once implemented, the use of performance measures will allow comparison of measurement results to established standards and benchmarks among regional support networks, service providers, and against other states. The department shall provide a report to the appropriate committees of the legislature on the development and implementation of the use of performance measures by October 2002.

                  (c) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $250,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for a study of the prevalence of mental illness among the state's regional support networks and the appropriate allocation of state hospital beds among the networks. The prevalence study shall examine how reasonable estimates of the prevalence of mental illness relate to the incidence of persons enrolled in medical assistance programs in each regional support network area. In conducting ((this)) the prevalence study, the department shall consult with the joint legislative audit and review committee, regional support networks, community mental health providers, and mental health consumer representatives. The department shall submit a final report on ((its)) the findings of the prevalence study to the fiscal, health care, and human services committees of the legislature by November 1, 2003. In preparing the report on allocation of state hospital beds, the department shall: (i) Utilize the most current and reliable applicable academic research, and shall consult with academic and other national experts on mental health inpatient care; (ii) estimate the relative need for short-term and long-term inpatient psychiatric care in each of the state's regions, based on the factors that the experts identify as the best predictors of need, including geographic proximity to the hospitals; and (iii) identify options for changing the current distribution of state hospital beds among the regional support networks. This report shall be prepared in consultation with representatives of people with mental illness and the regional support networks, and shall be submitted to appropriate committees of the legislature. The department shall maintain the same relative allocation of budgeted, nonforensic state hospital beds among the regional support networks as was in effect during fiscal year 2002 until at least thirty days after adjournment of the first regular legislative session following submission of the report on the appropriate allocation of these beds. This subsection does not prohibit the replacement of current state hospital beds with community alternatives as provided elsewhere in this section.

                  Sec. 205. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 205 (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 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((231,693,000))

233,705,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((242,347,000))

255,415,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((396,151,000))

405,773,000

Health Services Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                           ((741,000))

903,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((870,932,000))

895,796,000

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

                  (a) The legislature finds that comprehensive reform of the developmental disabilities program is required. Recent audits and litigation indicate a need to improve the quality of program data, strengthen program and fiscal management, and clarify the criteria and determination of eligibility for services. Additional resources are also needed to expand access to community services. The appropriations in this section are intended to address the most urgent needs while strengthening program and fiscal accountability. The department shall provide monthly progress reports to the appropriate committees of the legislature on actions taken in three areas: The implementation of expanded services, the development and implementation of a new home and community based medicaid waiver, and improvements in program and fiscal management.

                  (b) $10,050,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation and $3,550,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for expanded access to community services. A total of $7,800,000 is provided for additional residential services for persons on the home and community based waiver. A total of $3,600,000 is provided for family support and high school transition. A total of $2,700,000 is provided between this subsection and subsection (3) of this section for staffing and other costs to improve oversight of quality of care, program management, and fiscal management. New funding for family support and high school transition along with a portion of existing funding for these programs shall be provided as supplemental security income (SSI) state supplemental payments. The legislature finds that providing cash assistance to individuals and families needing these supports promotes self-determination and independence. It is the intent of the legislature that the department shall comply with federal requirements to maintain aggregate funding for SSI state supplemental payments while promoting self-determination and independence for persons with developmental disabilities in families with taxable incomes at or below 150 percent of median family income. Individuals receiving family support or high school transition payments shall not become eligible for medical assistance under RCW 74.09.510 due solely to the receipt of SSI state supplemental payments. These amounts and the specified expansion of community services are intended to be the fiscal component of the negotiated settlement in the pending litigation on developmental disabilities services, ARC v. Quasim.

                  (c) The health services account appropriation and (($753,000)) $904,000 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))) (d) $902,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $3,372,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $4,056,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for community services for residents of residential habilitation centers (RHCs) who are able to be adequately cared for in community settings and who choose to live in those community settings. The department shall ensure that the average cost per day for all program services other than start-up costs shall not exceed $280. If the number and timing of residents choosing to move into community settings is not sufficient to achieve the RHC cottage consolidation plan assumed in the appropriations in subsection (2) of this section, the department shall transfer sufficient appropriations from this subsection to subsection (2) of this section to cover the added costs incurred in the RHCs. The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature, within 45 days following each fiscal year quarter, the number of residents moving into community settings and the actual expenditures for all community services to support those residents.

                  (((c) $1,440,000)) (e) $1,153,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, (($3,041,000)) $3,054,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and (($4,311,000)) $4,031,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for expanded community services for persons with developmental disabilities who also have community protection issues or are diverted or discharged from state psychiatric hospitals. The department shall ensure that the average cost per day for all program services other than start-up costs shall not exceed $275. The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature, within 45 days following each fiscal year quarter, the number of persons served with these additional community services, where they were residing, what kinds of services they were receiving prior to placement, and the actual expenditures for all community services to support these clients.

                  (((d) $1,005,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $2,262,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $2,588,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for increasing case/resource management resources to improve oversight and quality of care for persons enrolled in the medicaid home and community services waiver for persons with developmental disabilities.)) (f) The department shall not increase total enrollment in home and community based waivers for persons with developmental disabilities except for ((increases)) changes assumed in additional funding provided in subsections (b) ((and (c))), (d), and (e) of this section. Prior to submitting to the health care financing authority any additional home and community based waiver request for persons with developmental disabilities, the department shall submit a summary of the waiver request to the appropriate committees of the legislature. The summary shall include eligibility criteria, program description, enrollment projections and limits, and budget and cost effectiveness projections that distinguish the requested waiver from other existing or proposed waivers.

                  (((e))) (g) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for employment, or other day activities and training programs, for young adults with developmental disabilities who complete their high school curriculum in 2001 or 2002. These services are intended to assist with the transition to work and more independent living. Funding shall be used to the greatest extent possible for vocational rehabilitation services matched with federal funding. In recent years, the state general fund appropriation for employment and day programs has been underspent. These surpluses, built into the carry forward level budget, shall be redeployed for high school transition services.

                  (((f))) (h) $369,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation and $369,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely for continuation of the autism pilot project started in 1999.

                  (((g))) (i) $4,049,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,734,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $5,369,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to increase compensation by an average of fifty cents per hour for low-wage workers providing state-funded services to persons with developmental disabilities. These funds, along with funding provided for vendor rate increases, are sufficient to raise wages an average of fifty cents and cover the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the wage increase. In consultation with the statewide associations representing such agencies, the department shall establish a mechanism for testing the extent to which funds have been used for this purpose, and report the results to the fiscal committees of the legislature by February 1, 2002.

                  (j) $1,310,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 and $1,207,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for an increase of twenty-five cents per hour on October 1, 2002, for individual and agency home care workers who provide state-funded services to persons with developmental disabilities. The amount provided in this section also includes the funds needed for the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the wage increase required by this subsection. The wage increases for individual providers required by this subsection are subject to the collective bargaining provisions of Initiative Measure No. I-775 (chapter 3, Laws of 2002).

 

                  (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((71,977,000))

69,375,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((69,303,000))

68,203,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((145,641,000))

145,672,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((10,230,000))

11,230,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((297,151,000))

294,480,000

 

                  The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: Pursuant to RCW 71A.12.160, if residential habilitation center capacity is not being used for permanent residents, the department ((may)) shall make residential habilitation center vacancies available for respite care and any other services needed to care for clients who are not currently being served in a residential habilitation center and whose needs require staffing levels similar to current residential habilitation center residents. Providing respite care shall not impede the department's ability to consolidate cottages, and maintain expenditures within allotments, as assumed in the appropriations in this subsection.

 

                  (3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((2,601,000))

1,711,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((2,623,000))

2,007,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((2,413,000))

2,612,000

Telecommunications Devices for the Hearing and

                  Speech Impaired Account Appropriation. . $                                                                                                                                              1,767,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                        ((7,637,000))

8,097,000

 

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

                  (a) $270,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation and $170,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for improved fiscal management of the home and community-based waiver and other community services.

                  (b) (($50,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation and $50,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation are)) $100,000 of the telecommunications devices for the hearing and speech impaired account appropriation is provided solely for increasing the contract amount for the southeast Washington deaf and hard of hearing services center due to increased workload.

 

                  (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            11,995,000

 

                  Sec. 206. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 206 (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 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((518,911,000))

505,983,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((537,907,000))

513,154,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,078,417,000))

1,053,299,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((4,324,000))

11,803,000

Health Services Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              4,523,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                 ((2,144,082,000))

2,088,762,000

 

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

                  (1) The entire health services account appropriation, $1,210,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,423,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $6,794,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation 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, and only for persons with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Home care agencies may obtain coverage either through the basic health plan or through an alternative plan with substantially equivalent benefits.

                  (2) $1,706,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,706,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, 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 chapter 74.46 RCW, the weighted average nursing facility payment rate shall be no more than $128.79 for fiscal year 2002, and no more than (($134.45)) $132.58 for fiscal year 2003. For all facilities, the therapy care, support services, and operations component rates established in accordance with chapter 74.46 RCW shall be adjusted for economic trends and conditions by 2.1 percent effective July 1, 2001, and by an additional ((2.3)) 1.5 percent effective July 1, 2002. For case-mix facilities, direct care component rates established in accordance with chapter 74.46 RCW shall also be adjusted for economic trends and conditions by 2.1 percent effective July 1, 2001, and by an additional 2.3 percent effective July 1, 2002. Additionally, to facilitate the transition to a fully case-mix based direct care payment system, the median price per case-mix unit for each of the applicable direct care peer groups shall be increased on a one-time basis by 2.64 percent effective July 1, 2002.

                  (4) In accordance with Substitute House Bill No. 2242 (nursing home rates), the department shall issue certificates of capital authorization which result in up to $10 million of increased asset value completed and ready for occupancy in fiscal year 2003; in up to $27 million of increased asset value completed and ready for occupancy in fiscal year 2004; and in up to $27 million of increased asset value completed and ready for occupancy in fiscal year 2005.

                  (5) 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.

                  (6) Within funds appropriated in this section and in section 204 of this act, the aging and adult services program shall coordinate with and actively support the efforts of the mental health program and of the regional support networks to provide stable community living arrangements for persons with dementia and traumatic brain injuries who have been long-term residents of the state psychiatric hospitals. The aging and adult services program shall report to the health care and fiscal committees of the legislature by November 1, 2001, and by November 1, 2002, on the actions it has taken to achieve this objective.

                  (7) Within funds appropriated in this section and in section 204 of this act, the aging and adult services program shall devise and implement strategies in partnership with the mental health program and the regional support networks to reduce the use of state and local psychiatric hospitals for the short-term stabilization of persons with dementia and traumatic brain injuries. Such strategies may include training and technical assistance to help long-term care providers avoid and manage behaviors which might otherwise result in psychiatric hospitalizations; monitoring long-term care facilities to assure residents are receiving appropriate mental health care and are not being inappropriately medicated or hospitalized; the development of diversion beds and stabilization support teams; and the establishment of systems to track the use of psychiatric hospitals by long-term care providers. The aging and adult services program shall report to the health care and fiscal committees of the legislature by November 1, 2001, and by November 1, 2002, on the actions it has taken to achieve this objective.

                  (8) In accordance with Substitute House Bill No. 1341, the department may implement ((two)) a medicaid waiver program((s)) for persons who do not qualify for such services as categorically needy, subject to federal approval and the following conditions and limitations:

                  (a) ((One)) The waiver program shall include coverage of ((home-based services, and the second shall include coverage of)) care in community residential facilities. ((Enrollment in the waiver covering home-based services shall not exceed 150 persons by the end of fiscal year 2002, nor 200 persons by the end of fiscal year 2003.)) Enrollment in the waiver ((covering community residential services)) shall not exceed ((500)) 50 persons by the end of fiscal year 2002, nor ((900)) 600 persons by the end of fiscal year 2003.

                  (b) For each month of waiver service delivered to a person who was not covered by medicaid prior to their enrollment in the waiver, the aging and adult services program shall transfer to the medical assistance program state and federal funds equal to the monthly per capita expenditure amount, net of drug rebates, estimated for medically needy-aged persons in the most recent forecast of medical assistance expenditures.

                  (c) The department shall identify the number of medically needy nursing home residents, and enrollment and expenditures on ((each of)) the ((two)) medically needy waiver((s)), on monthly management reports.

                  (d) The department shall track and report to health care and fiscal committees of the legislature by November 15, 2002, on the types of long-term care support a sample of waiver participants were receiving prior to their enrollment in the waiver, how those services were being paid for, and an assessment of their adequacy.

                  (9) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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.

                  (10) $364,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $364,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $740,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for payment of exceptional care rates so that persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias who might otherwise require nursing home or state hospital care can instead be served in boarding home-licensed facilities which specialize in the care of such conditions.

                  (11) From funds appropriated in this section, the department shall increase compensation for individual and for agency home care providers. Payments to individual home care providers are to be increased from $7.18 per hour to $7.68 per hour on July 1, 2001, and to $7.93 per hour on October 1, 2002. Payments to agency providers are to be increased to $13.30 per hour on July 1, 2001, and to $13.44 per hour on July 1, 2002, and to $13.72 on October 1, 2002. All but 18 cents per hour of the July 1, 2001, increase to agency providers, and all but 3 cents per hour of the October 1, 2002, increase, is to be used to increase wages for direct care workers. The appropriations in this section also include the funds needed for the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the wage increase required by this subsection. The October 1, 2002, wage increases for individual providers are subject to the collective bargaining provisions of Initiative Measure No. 775 (chapter 3, Laws of 2002).

                  (12) $2,507,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $2,595,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $5,100,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for prospective rate increases intended to increase compensation by an average of fifty cents per hour for low-wage workers in agencies which contract with the state to provide community residential services for persons with functional disabilities. In consultation with the statewide associations representing such agencies, the department shall establish a mechanism for testing the extent to which funds have been used for this purpose, and report the results to the fiscal committees of the legislature by February 1, 2002. The amounts in this subsection also include the funds needed for the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the wage increase.

                  (13) $1,082,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,082,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $2,204,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for prospective rate increases intended to increase compensation for low-wage workers in nursing homes which contract with the state. For fiscal year 2002, the department shall add forty-five cents per patient day to the direct care rate which would otherwise be paid to each nursing facility in accordance with chapter 74.46 RCW. For fiscal year 2003, the department shall increase the median price per case-mix unit for each of the applicable peer groups by six-tenths of one percent in order to distribute the available funds. In consultation with the statewide associations representing nursing facilities, the department shall establish a mechanism for testing the extent to which funds have been used for this purpose, and report the results to the fiscal committees of the legislature by February 1, 2002, and by December 1, 2002.

 

                  Sec. 207. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 207 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((436,440,000))

442,984,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((424,870,000))

394,974,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,356,351,000))

1,359,505,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((31,788,000))

33,880,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                 ((2,249,449,000))

2,231,343,000

 

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

                  (1) (($282,081,000)) $281,035,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, (($278,277,000)) $277,231,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, $1,254,197,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, and (($29,352,000)) $31,444,000 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 the 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 receipt 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 offer 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 been 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) From the amounts provided in this subsection, provide $50,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 to the Washington institute for public policy for continuation of the WorkFirst evaluation database.

                  (d) Submit a report by December 1, 2001, to the fiscal committees of the legislature containing a spending plan for the WorkFirst program. The plan shall identify how spending levels in the 2001-2003 biennium will be adjusted by June 30, 2003, to be sustainable within available federal grant levels and the carryforward level of state funds.

                  (e) Reduce funding contracted to the department of employment security in order to maintain funding for drug and alcohol treatment services designed to help TANF parents enter the job market and keep their jobs.

                  (f) Provide $878,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for the comprehensive alcohol and drug treatment project.

                  (g) Allocate no more than $5,800,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for job search and job placement services operated by the department of employment security.

                  (h) Eliminate funding contracted to the department of employment security for the WorkFirst post-employment labor exchange program.

                  (i) Provide $900,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for indigent civil legal services.

                  (j) Increase childcare subsidy co-payments by no more than $2 per co-payment.

                  (k) Provide an additional $4,500,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for community and technical colleges to fund parenting and family management skills development, other training programs, and enhanced childcare rates for families in those programs.

                  (l) Provide an additional $300,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for after school programs for middle school youth.

                  (m) Provide $3,400,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation to the department of health for contracted services with local public health nurses to provide consultation and training to childcare providers caring for children with special needs.

                  (n) Provide $1,000,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation to contract out to a non-profit organization that provides hometown and college mentoring services and programs for low-income youth for the purposes of encouraging long-term self-sufficiency and family formation.

                  (2) (($48,341,000)) $54,623,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($48,341,000)) $44,431,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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 the funds provided.

                  (3) $5,632,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($5,632,000)) $4,032,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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) $48,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely to implement chapter 111, Laws of 2001 (veterans/Philippines).

                  (5) The department shall apply the provisions of RCW 74.04.005(10) to simplify resource eligibility policy, make such policy consistent with other federal public assistance programs, and achieve the budgetary savings assumed in this section.

                  (6) It is the intent of the legislature that the department shall comply with federal requirements to maintain aggregate funding for supplemental security income (SSI) supplemental payments. Within the amount remaining in this section, SSI supplemental payments shall be used for current SSI recipients who have ineligible spouses.

                  Sec. 208. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 208 (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 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((38,047,000))

35,851,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((38,938,000))

37,022,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((91,695,000))

91,549,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 723,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((13,733,000))

13,427,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

                  State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((52,510,000))

52,306,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((235,646,000))

230,878,000

 

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

                  (1) (($1,610,000)) $810,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,622,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for expansion of 35 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. These additional treatment beds shall be located in the eastern part of the state.

                  (2) (($2,800,000)) $1,000,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for expansion of treatment for persons gravely disabled by abuse and addiction to alcohol and other drugs including methamphetamine.

                  (3) $1,083,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation ((is)) and $75,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account--state appropriation are provided solely for adult and juvenile drug courts that have a net loss of federal grant funding in state fiscal year 2002 and state fiscal year 2003. This appropriation is intended to cover approximately one-half of 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.))

                  (4) $1,993,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation and $951,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for drug and alcohol treatment for SSI clients. The department shall continue research and post-program evaluation of these clients to further determine the post-treatment utilization of medical services and the service effectiveness of consolidation.

                  (5) $500,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the department to provide treatment for pathological gambling or training for the treatment of pathological gambling under Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6560 (shared game lottery). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (6) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, funding is provided to implement Second Substitute House Bill No. 2338 or Substitute Senate Bill No. 6361 (drug offender sentencing).

 

                  Sec. 209. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 209 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,028,885,000))

1,081,150,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,130,904,000))

1,124,758,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((3,637,511,000))

3,621,077,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((276,147,000))

211,272,000

Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems

                  Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . $                                                                                                                                              9,200,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                 ((1,043,310,000))

1,104,119,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                 ((7,125,957,000))

7,151,576,000

 

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

                  (1) The department shall increase its efforts to restrain the growth of health care costs. The appropriations in this section anticipate that the department implements a combination of cost containment and utilization strategies sufficient to reduce general fund--state costs by approximately 3 percent below the level projected for the 2001-03 biennium in the March 2001 forecast. The department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by October 1, 2001, on its specific plans and semiannual targets for accomplishing these savings. The department shall report again to the fiscal committees by March 1, 2002, and by September 1, 2002, on actual performance relative to the semiannual targets. If satisfactory progress is not being made to achieve the targeted savings, the reports shall include recommendations for additional or alternative measures to control costs.

                  (2) The department shall continue to extend medicaid eligibility to children through age 18 residing in households with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

                  (3) 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.

                  (4) $502,000 of the health services account appropriation, $400,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation, and $1,676,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1058 (breast and cervical cancer treatment). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, or if private funding is not contributed equivalent to the general fund--private/local appropriation, the funds appropriated in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (5) $620,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,380,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $2,000,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of a "ticket to work" medicaid buy-in program for working persons with disabilities, operated in accordance with the following conditions:

                  (a) To be eligible, a working person with a disability must have total income which is less than 450 percent of poverty;

                  (b) Participants shall participate in the cost of the program by paying (i) a monthly enrollment fee equal to fifty percent of any unearned income in excess of the medicaid medically needy standard; and (ii) a monthly premium equal to 5 percent of all unearned income, plus 5 percent of all earned income after disregarding the first sixty-five dollars of monthly earnings, and half the remainder;

                  (c) The department shall establish more restrictive eligibility standards than specified in this subsection to the extent necessary to operate the program within appropriated funds;

                  (d) The department may require point-of-service copayments as appropriate, except that copayments shall not be so high as to discourage appropriate service utilization, particularly of prescription drugs needed for the treatment of psychiatric conditions; and

                  (e) The department shall establish systems for tracking and reporting enrollment and expenditures in this program, and the prior medical assistance eligibility status of new program enrollees. The department shall additionally survey the prior and current employment status and approximate hours worked of program enrollees, and report the results to the fiscal and health care committees of the legislature by January 15, 2003.

                  (6) From funds appropriated in this section, the department shall design, implement, and evaluate pilot projects to assist individuals with at least three different diseases to improve their health, while reducing total medical expenditures. The projects shall involve (a) identifying persons who are seriously or chronically ill due to a combination of medical, social, and functional problems; and (b) working with the individuals and their care providers to improve adherence to state-of-the-art treatment regimens. The department shall report to the health care and the fiscal committees of the legislature by January 1, 2002, on the particular disease states, intervention protocols, and delivery mechanisms it proposes to test.

                  (7) Sufficient funds are appropriated in this section for the department to continue full-scope dental coverage, vision coverage, and podiatry services for medicaid-eligible adults.

                  (8) The legislature reaffirms that it is in the state's interest for Harborview medical center to remain an economically viable component of the state's health care system.

                  (9) $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $160,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the newborn referral program to provide access and outreach to reduce infant mortality.

                  (10) $30,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $31,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $62,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6020 (dental sealants). If Substitute Senate Bill No. 6020 is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (11) In accordance with RCW 74.46.625, (($376,318,000)) $523,600,000 of the health services account appropriation ((for fiscal year 2002, $144,896,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $542,089,000)) and $530,585,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for supplemental payments to nursing homes operated by rural public hospital districts. The payments shall 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 98 percent of the supplemental payments; 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 $20,000,000 for the 2001-03 biennium. If the medicare upper payment limit revenues referenced in this subsection are not received in an amount or within a time frame sufficient to support spending from the health services account, the governor shall take actions in accordance with RCW 43.88.110(8).

                  (12) (($38,690,000)) $38,766,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2002, (($40,189,000)) $40,494,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and (($80,241,000)) $79,839,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for additional disproportionate share and medicare upper payment limit payments to public hospital districts.

                  (((a))) The payments shall 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 91 percent of the additional payments. At least 28 percent of the amounts retained by the participating hospital districts shall be allocated to the state's teaching hospitals.

                  (((b) An additional 4.5 percent of the additional payments may be retained by the participating public hospital districts contingent upon the receipt of $446,500,000 in newly identified proshare reimbursement from the federal government over the 2001-03 biennium. If the actual amount received is less than $446,500,000, the amount retained pursuant to this subsection (12)(b) shall be prorated accordingly. The state teaching hospitals shall receive a distribution of the amount retained by the participating hospital districts in this subsection (12)(b) as allocated in (a) of this subsection.))

                  (13) $412,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $862,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $730,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1162 (small rural hospitals). If Substitute House Bill No. 1162 is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (14) The department may continue to use any federal money available to continue to provide medicaid matching funds for funds contributed by local governments for purposes of conducting eligibility outreach to children and underserved groups. The department shall ensure cooperation with the anticipated audit of the school districts' matchable expenditures for this program and advise the appropriate legislative fiscal committees of the findings.

                  (15) The department shall coordinate with the health care authority and with community and migrant health clinics to actively assist children and immigrant adults not eligible for medicaid to enroll in the basic health plan.

                  (16) $8,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is provided solely for settlement of Providence St. Peter's Hospital et al. vs. Department of Social and Health Services.

                  (17) In consultation and coordination with the department of health, the department shall establish mechanisms to assure that the AIDS insurance program operates within budgeted levels. Such mechanisms shall include a system under which the state's contribution to the cost of coverage is adjusted on a sliding-scale basis.

                  (18) The department shall implement an academic detailing program that educates prescribers on the availability of generic versions of off-patent brand drugs. To the extent the net cost of generics, after accounting for rebates, is less than the off-patent drug, generics will be substituted, with the prescriber's approval, consistent with criteria developed by the department in consultation with the state medical association and the state pharmacists association.

                  (19) Within available resources, the department shall design and initiate a general assistance medical care management project in two counties, one in eastern Washington and one in western Washington. In designing the project, the department shall consult with the mental health division, migrant and community health centers, and any other managed care provider that has the capacity to offer coordinated medical and mental health care. The projects shall be designed in such a way that a designated provider network is established for general assistance clients so that care management can be maximized. The department shall report on the design of the pilot project to the policy and fiscal committees of the legislature by October 15, 2002.

                  Sec. 210. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 210 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((11,309,000))

11,135,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((9,780,000))

9,385,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((83,738,000))

82,235,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 360,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((105,187,000))

103,115,000

 

                  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.

                  (2) The department shall actively assist participants in the employment support services program to obtain other employment or training opportunities over the course of fiscal year 2003.

                  Sec. 211. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 211 (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 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((30,444,000))

30,419,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((29,369,000))

22,419,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((50,562,000))

47,135,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 810,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((111,185,000))

100,783,000

 

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

                  (1) By November 1, 2001, the secretary shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature on the actions the secretary has taken, or proposes to take, within current funding levels to resolve the organizational problems identified in the department's February 2001 report to the legislature on current systems for billing third-party payers for services delivered by the state psychiatric hospitals. The secretary is authorized to transfer funds from this section to the mental health program to the extent necessary to achieve the organizational improvements recommended in that report.

                  (2) By November 1, 2001, the department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature with the least costly plan for assuring that billing and accounting technologies in the state psychiatric hospitals adequately and efficiently comply with standards set by third-party payers. The plan shall be developed with participation by and oversight from the office of financial management, the department's information systems services division, and the department of information services.

                  (3) The department shall reconstitute the payment integrity program to place greater emphasis upon the prevention of future billing errors, ensure billing and administrative errors are treated in a manner distinct from allegations of fraud and abuse, and shall rename the program. In keeping with this revised focus, the department shall also increase to one thousand dollars the cumulative total of apparent billing errors allowed before a provider is contacted for repayment.

                  (4) By September 1, 2001, the department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature results from the payment review program. The report shall include actual costs recovered and estimated costs avoided for fiscal year 2001 and the costs incurred by the department to administer the program. The report shall document criteria and methodology used for determining avoided costs. In addition, the department shall seek input from health care providers and consumer organizations on modifications to the program. The department shall provide annual updates to the report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by September 1st of each year for the preceding fiscal year.

                  (5) The department shall implement reductions in administrative expenditures assumed in these appropriations that achieve ongoing savings, reduce duplicative and redundant work processes, and, where possible, eliminate entire administrative functions and offices. The department may transfer amounts among sections and programs to achieve these savings provided that reductions in direct services to clients and recipients of the department shall not be counted as administrative reductions. The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature a spending plan to achieve these reductions by July 1, 2002, and shall report actual achieved administrative savings and projected saving for the remainder of the biennium by December 1, 2002.

                  Sec. 212. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 213 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              6,655,000

((General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . .$                                                                                                                                           6,654,000))

State Health Care Authority Administrative

                  Account--State Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((20,091,000))

20,032,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((499,148,000))

538,828,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((3,611,000))

4,240,000

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

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((536,159,000))

569,800,000

 

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

                  (1) $6,551,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $6,550,000 of the ((general fund)) health services account-- state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for health care services provided through local community clinics.

                  (2) Within funds appropriated in this section and sections 205 and 206 of this 2001 act, the health care authority shall continue to provide an enhanced basic health plan subsidy option for foster parents licensed under chapter 74.15 RCW and workers in state-funded home care programs. Under this enhanced subsidy option, foster parents and home care workers with family incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level shall be allowed to enroll in the basic health plan at a cost of ten dollars per covered worker per month.

                  (3) The health care authority shall require organizations and individuals which are paid to deliver basic health plan services and which choose to sponsor enrollment in the subsidized basic health plan to pay the following: (i) A minimum of fifteen dollars per enrollee per month for persons below 100 percent of the federal poverty level; and (ii) a minimum of twenty dollars per enrollee per month for persons whose family income is 100 percent to 125 percent of the federal poverty level.

                  (4) The health care authority shall solicit information from the United States office of personnel management, health plans, and other relevant sources, regarding the cost of implementation of mental health parity by the federal employees health benefits program in 2001. A progress report shall be provided to the senate and house of representatives fiscal committees by July 1, 2002, and a final report shall be provided to the legislature by November 15, 2002, on the study findings.

                  (5) The administrator shall take at least the following actions to assure that persons participating in the basic health plan are eligible for the level of assistance they receive: (a) Require submission of income tax returns and recent pay history from all applicants; (b) check employment security payroll records at least once every twelve months on all enrollees; (c) require enrollees whose income as indicated by payroll records exceeds that upon which their subsidy is based to document their current income as a condition of continued eligibility; (d) require enrollees for whom employment security payroll records cannot be obtained to document their current income at least once every six months; and (e) pursue repayment and civil penalties from persons who have received excessive subsidies, as provided in RCW 70.47.060(9).

                  (6) The health services account revenues generated by Initiative Measure No. 773 which are appropriated in this section shall be used to subsidize enrollments in excess of the 125,000 per month base enrollment level as follows:

                  (a) $20,000,000 is provided solely for enrollment in the subsidized basic health plan of persons who, solely by reason of their immigration status, are not eligible for medicaid coverage of their nonemergent medical care needs. From July 2002 to October 2002, opportunities for subsidized coverage will be offered on a phased-in basis to this group of persons. Any entity or organization may sponsor subsidized basic health plan enrollment.

                  (b) Beginning January 1, 2003, subsidized basic health plan coverage shall be offered on a phased-in basis to an additional 20,000 enrollees.

                  (7) $3,000,000 of the health services account--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely to increase the number of persons not eligible for medicaid receiving dental care from nonprofit community clinics, and for interpreter services to support dental and medical services for persons for whom interpreters are not available from any other source.

                  (8) The health care authority shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature on the costs, benefits, and feasibility of implementing a system no later than January 1, 2004, under which the state's contribution to the cost of employee medical coverage would be graduated according to employee salary. Under the graduated system, employees in higher salary ranges would pay a larger share of the cost of their medical coverage, while those paid lower salaries would pay a smaller percentage of their premium. The report shall be prepared in consultation with the department of personnel and the state-supported colleges and universities, and shall be submitted to the fiscal committees no later than December 1, 2002.

                  (9) In consultation with the department of personnel and with the state-supported colleges and universities, the health care authority shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by October 1, 2002, a plan for expanding the availability and use of flexible spending account plans under which employees may set aside pretax earnings to cover their out-of-pocket medical costs. The authority is authorized to proceed with implementation of such a plan to the extent it can be accomplished within existing state funding levels.

                  (10) $685,000 of the health services account appropriation, $629,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, and the medical aid account appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6368 (prescription drug utilization and education). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, these amounts shall lapse.

                  Sec. 213. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 214 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              2,688,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((2,700,000))

2,619,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              1,544,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 100,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                        ((7,032,000))

6,951,000

                  Sec. 214. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 215 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE BOARD OF INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE APPEALS

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                   20,000

Accident Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((14,692,000))

14,798,000

Medical Aid Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((14,694,000))

14,801,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                      ((29,406,000))

29,619,000

 

                  Sec. 215. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 216 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION

Municipal Criminal Justice Assistance Account--

                  Local Appropriation. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 460,000

Death Investigations Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 148,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((18,439,000))

18,148,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                      ((19,047,000))

18,756,000

 

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

                  (1) $124,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to allow the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to increase the technical and training support provided to the local criminal justice agencies on the new incident-based reporting system and the national incident-based reporting system.

                  (2) $136,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to allow the Washington association of prosecuting attorneys to enhance the training provided to criminal justice personnel.

                  (3) (($22,000)) $19,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to increase payment rates for the criminal justice training commission's contracted food service provider.

                  (4) (($31,000)) $27,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to increase payment rates for the criminal justice training commission's contract with the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs.

                  (5) $65,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for regionalized training programs for school district and local law enforcement officials on school safety issues.

                  (6) (($233,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for training and equipping local law enforcement officers to respond to methamphetamine crime.

                  (7) $374,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 1062 (certification of peace officers). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (8))) $450,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for grants to be distributed by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs for electronic mapping of school facilities.

 

                  Sec. 216. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 217 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((7,738,000))

5,577,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((7,682,000))

5,517,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              1,250,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((19,862,000))

18,292,000

Public Safety and Education Account--Federal

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              6,950,000

Public Safety and Education Account--Private/Local

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((4,200,000))

5,373,000

Asbestos Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 688,000

Electrical License Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            28,412,000

Farm Labor Revolving Account--Private/Local

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                   28,000

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              2,281,000

Public Works Administration Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              2,856,000

Accident Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((179,186,000))

184,219,000

Accident Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            11,568,000

Medical Aid Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((176,715,000))

183,666,000

Medical Aid Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . $                                                                                                                                              2,438,000

Plumbing Certificate Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((1,015,000))

1,111,000

Pressure Systems Safety Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((2,274,000))

2,525,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((455,143,000))

462,751,000

 

                  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 contracts; or (c) other cost containment measures. Cost containment measures shall not include holding invoices received in one fiscal period for payment from appropriations in subsequent fiscal periods. No more than $5,248,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation shall be expended for department administration of the crime victims compensation program.

                  (2) (($1,438,000 of the accident account--state appropriation and $1,438,000 of the medical aid account--state appropriation are provided for the one-time cost of implementing a recent state supreme court ruling regarding the calculation of workers' compensation benefits. This decision significantly increases the complexity of calculating benefits and therefore increases the administrative and legal costs of the workers' compensation program. The department shall develop and report to appropriate committees of the legislature proposed statutory language that provides greater certainty and simplicity in the calculation of benefits. The report shall be submitted by October 1, 2001.

                  (3))) It is the intent of the legislature that elevator inspection fees shall fully cover the cost of the elevator inspection program. Pursuant to RCW 43.135.055, during the 2001-03 fiscal biennium the department may increase fees in excess of the fiscal growth factor, if the increases are necessary to fully fund the cost of the elevator inspection program.

                  (3) $300,000 of the medical aid account--state appropriation is provided for a second center of occupational health and education to be located on the east side of the state. These centers train physicians on best practices for occupational medicine and work with labor and business to improve the quality and outcomes of medical care provided to injured workers.

                  Sec. 217. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 218 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE INDETERMINATE SENTENCE REVIEW BOARD

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 999,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                           ((999,000))

969,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                        ((1,998,000))

1,968,000

 

                  Sec. 218. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 219 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                  (1) HEADQUARTERS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((1,529,000))

1,577,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              1,533,000

Charitable, Educational, Penal, and Reformatory

                  Institutions Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                     7,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                        ((3,069,000))

3,117,000

 

                  (2) FIELD SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              2,619,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((2,643,000))

2,580,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                           ((155,000))

310,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              1,663,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                        ((7,080,000))

7,172,000

 

                  (3) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((6,832,000))

5,765,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((4,600,000))

5,516,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((28,699,000))

27,437,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((25,614,000))

22,828,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                      ((65,745,000))

61,546,000

 

                  The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following terms and conditions: (($3,664,000)) $2,886,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation and (($7,377,000)) $5,639,000 of the general fund--local appropriation are provided solely for the department to acquire, establish, and operate a nursing facility dedicated to serving men and women from Washington who have served in the nation's armed forces.

 

                  NEW SECTION. Sec. 219. A new section is added to 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 (uncodified) to read as follows:

                  FOR THE HOME CARE QUALITY AUTHORITY

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                               152,000

 

                  The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided for start-up costs of the home care quality authority, a new state agency established by the enactment of Initiative Measure No. 775.

 

                  Sec. 220. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 220 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((65,308,000))

57,337,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((66,941,000))

54,940,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((24,186,000))

33,520,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((276,840,000))

297,352,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((81,526,000))

82,912,000

Hospital Commission Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((1,718,000))

2,305,000

Health Professions Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((38,456,000))

39,374,000

Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems

                  Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . $                                                                                                                                            14,858,000

Safe Drinking Water Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((2,701,000))

2,689,000

Drinking Water Assistance Account--Federal

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((13,400,000))

13,376,000

Waterworks Operator Certification--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 622,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . $                                                                                                                                                 182,000

Water Quality Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                      ((3,328,000))

3,304,000

Accident Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 257,000

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

State Toxics Control Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((2,817,000))

2,809,000

Medical Test Site Licensure Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((1,369,000))

1,801,000

Youth Tobacco Prevention Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              1,797,000

Tobacco Prevention and Control Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((34,992,000))

43,737,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((631,161,000))

653,217,000

 

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

                  (1) The department or any successor agency is authorized to raise existing fees charged to the drinking water operator certification, newborn screening, radioactive materials, x-ray compliance, drinking water plan review, midwifery, hearing and speech, veterinarians, psychologists, pharmacists, hospitals, podiatrists, ((and)) home health and home care, transient accommodations licensing, adult residential rehabilitation facilities licensing, state institution licensing, medical test site licensing, alcoholism treatment facilities licensing, certificate of need, and food handlers programs, 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.

                  (2) $339,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 ((and $339,000)), $157,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and the salmon recovery account appropriation are provided solely for technical assistance to local governments and special districts on water conservation and reuse.

                  (3) $1,675,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $1,676,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 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.

                  (4) 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.

                  (5) (($5,779,000)) $19,778,000 of the health services account--state appropriation ((for fiscal year 2002 and $4,665,000 of the health services account--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are)) is provided solely for ((purchase and distribution of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine as part of)) the state's program of universal access to essential childhood vaccines. The department shall utilize all available federal funding before expenditure of these funds.

                  (6) $85,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $65,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1365 (infant and child products). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (7) (($58,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1590 (breastfeeding). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (8))) From funds appropriated in this section, the state board of health shall convene a broadly-based task force to review the available information on the potential risks and benefits to public and personal health and safety, and to individual privacy, of emerging technologies involving human deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The board may reimburse task force members for travel expenses according to RCW 43.03.220. The task force shall consider information provided to it by interested persons on: (a) The incidence of discriminatory actions based upon genetic information; (b) strategies to safeguard civil rights and privacy related to genetic information; (c) remedies to compensate individuals for inappropriate use of their genetic information; and (d) incentives for further research and development on the use of DNA to promote public health, safety, and welfare. The task force shall report on its findings and any recommendations to appropriate committees of the legislature by October 1, 2002.

                  (((9))) (8) $533,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($1,067,000)) $847,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for performance-based contracts with local jurisdictions to assure the safety of drinking water provided by small "group B" water systems.

                  (9) By October 1, 2002, the department shall establish mechanisms to assure that the HIV early intervention services program operates within appropriated levels. This shall include a system under which the state's contribution to the cost of care is adjusted on a sliding-scale basis.

                  (10) By December 1, 2002, the department shall report to appropriate committees of the legislature with a feasibility analysis of implementing an electronic filing system for death certificates. The study shall be conducted in consultation and cooperation with local and state registrars, funeral directors, and physicians, and shall include an analysis of applying an additional fee to death certificates to cover the cost of developing and operating the electronic system.

                  Sec. 221. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 221 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

                  The appropriations to the department of corrections in this act shall be expended for the programs and in the amounts specified herein. However, after May 1, 2002, after approval by the director of financial management and unless specifically prohibited by this act, the department may transfer general fund--state appropriations for fiscal year 2002 between programs. 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 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((36,156,000))

36,786,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((36,365,000))

36,434,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              1,576,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement

                  Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                              3,254,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                      ((77,351,000))

78,050,000

 

                  The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $4,623,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $4,623,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $3,254,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely for the replacement of the department's offender-based tracking system. This amount is conditioned on the department satisfying the requirements of section 902 of this act. The department shall prepare an assessment of the fiscal impact of any changes to the replacement project. The assessment shall:

                  (a) Include a description of any changes to the replacement project;

                  (b) Provide the estimated costs for each component in the 2001-03 and subsequent biennia;

                  (c) Include a schedule that provides the time estimated to complete changes to each component of the replacement project; and

                  (d) Be provided to the office of financial management, the department of information services, the information services board, and the staff of the fiscal committees of the senate and the house of representatives no later than November 1, 2002.

 

                  (2) CORRECTIONAL OPERATIONS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((397,231,000))

404,390,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                    ((407,078,000))

412,788,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((12,096,000))

9,142,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

                  State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((1,614,000))

1,596,000

Public Health Services Account Appropriation. . . . . . $                                                                                                                                              1,453,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((819,472,000))

829,369,000

 

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

                  (a) The department may expend funds generated by contractual agreements entered into for mitigation of severe overcrowding in local jails. Any funds generated in excess of actual costs 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.

                  (b) 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.

                  (c) The department of corrections shall accomplish personnel reductions with the least possible impact on correctional custody staff, community custody staff, and correctional industries. For the purposes of this subsection, correctional custody staff means employees responsible for the direct supervision of offenders.

                  (d) $553,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($1,171,000)) $956,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted education providers, contracted chemical dependency providers, and contracted work release facilities.

                  (e) During the 2001-03 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.

                  (f) 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: Lease-develop with the option to purchase or lease-purchase approximately 50 work release beds in facilities throughout the state for $3,500,000.

                  (g) $22,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $76,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6151 (high risk sex offenders in the civil commitment and criminal justice systems). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (h) The department may acquire a ferry for no more than $1,000,000 from Washington state ferries. Funds expended for this purpose will be recovered from the sale of marine assets.

                  (i) $53,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6490 (motor vehicle theft). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (j) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, funding is provided for the initial implementation of a medical algorithm practice program within the department's facilities. The program shall be designed to achieve clinical efficacy and costs efficiency in the utilization of psychiatric drugs.

 

                  (3) COMMUNITY SUPERVISION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((61,427,000))

68,097,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((62,934,000))

75,720,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((1,125,000))

870,000

Public Safety and Education

                  Account--State Appropriation. . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((15,841,000))

15,493,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((141,327,000))

160,180,000

 

                  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) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the department of corrections to contract with the institute for public policy for responsibilities assigned in chapter 196, Laws of 1999 (offender accountability act) and sections 7 through 12 of chapter 197, Laws of 1999 (drug offender sentencing).

                  (c) $16,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($34,000)) $28,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted chemical dependency providers.

                  (d) $30,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $30,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5118 (interstate compact for adult offender supervision). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

                  (4) CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 631,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 629,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                              1,260,000

 

                  The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $110,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $110,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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.

 

                  (5) INTERAGENCY PAYMENTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            18,568,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            18,569,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                            37,137,000

                  Sec. 222. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 222 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((1,693,000))

1,652,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                        ((1,628,000))

1,588,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((11,140,000))

12,643,000

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

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                      ((14,541,000))

15,963,000

 

                  The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase state assistance for a comprehensive program of training and support services for persons who are both deaf and blind.

                  Sec. 223. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 223 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 936,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                           ((857,000))

832,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                        ((1,793,000))

1,768,000

 

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

                  $78,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the sentencing guidelines commission to conduct a comprehensive review and evaluation of state sentencing policy. The review and evaluation shall include an analysis of whether current sentencing ranges and standards, as well as existing mandatory minimum sentences, existing sentence enhancements, and special sentencing alternatives, are consistent with the purposes of the sentencing reform act as set out in RCW 9.94A.010, including the intent of the legislature to emphasize confinement for the violent offender and alternatives to confinement for the nonviolent offender. The review and evaluation shall also examine whether current sentencing ranges and standards are consistent with existing corrections capacity.

                  The review and evaluation shall consider studies on the cost-effectiveness of sentencing alternatives, as well as the fiscal impact of sentencing policies on state and local government. In conducting the review and evaluation, the commission shall consult with the superior court judges' association, the Washington association of prosecuting attorneys, the Washington defenders' association, the Washington association of criminal defense lawyers, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, organizations representing crime victims, and other organizations and individuals with expertise and interest in sentencing policy.

                  Not later than December 1, 2001, the commission shall present to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature the report of its comprehensive review and evaluation, together with any recommendations for revisions and modifications to state sentencing policy, including sentencing ranges and standards, mandatory minimum sentences, and sentence enhancements. If implementation of the recommendations of the commission would result in exceeding the capacity of correctional facilities, the commission shall at the same time present to the legislature a list of revised standard sentence ranges which are consistent with currently authorized rated and operational corrections capacity, and consistent with the purposes of the sentencing reform act.

 

                  Sec. 224. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 224 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                          180,628,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            30,119,000

Unemployment Compensation Administration Account--

                  Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                  ((181,677,000))

194,167,000

Administrative Contingency Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                      ((13,914,000))

15,514,000

Employment Service Administrative Account--State

                  Appropriation. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                            20,001,000

                                    TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . $                                                                                                                                    ((426,339,000))

440,429,000

 

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

                  (1) $156,000 of the unemployment compensation administration account is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2355 (unemployment insurance). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

                  (2) Up to $1,600,000 of the administrative contingency account--state appropriation is provided solely for administrative costs related to the implementation of Engrossed House Bill No. 2901 (unemployment insurance). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

PART III

NATURAL RESOURCES

 

                  Sec. 301. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 301 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 398,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                           ((391,000))

379,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . .$                                                                                                                                                 749,000

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