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FIFTY EIGHTH LEGISLATURE - REGULAR SESSION

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FIFTY SEVENTH DAY

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House Chamber, Olympia, Monday, March 8, 2004


             The House was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by the Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding). The Clerk called the roll and a quorum was present.


             The flag was escorted to the rostrum by a Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, Pages Tess Nafziger and Devon Newhouse. The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) led the Chamber in the Pledge of Allegiance. Prayer was offered by Rabbi Cindy Enger, Faith Trust Institute, Seattle.


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


MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

March 5, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed:

HOUSE BILL NO. 1580,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2055,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2301,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2308,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2367,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2535,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2621,

HOUSE BILL NO. 2838,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2910,

SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2919,

ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 3036,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


March 5, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate refuses to concur in the House amendment to SENATE BILL NO. 6561, and asks the House to recede therefrom, and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


RESOLUTIONS


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2004-4710, By Representative Quall


             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, or unsafe; and

             WHEREAS, Classified employees are the bus drivers who safely transport, in sometimes dangerous road conditions, over 474,514 students each day in 9,035 busses over 500,000 miles; the child nutrition employees who provide breakfast for 113,518 students and lunches for over 440,000 students each day; the custodian, maintenance, and security employees who ensure that the 2,174 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 and 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 a reminder; and

             WHEREAS, Classified employees are the instructional assistants who are increasingly depended upon to provide individualized 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 over 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 House of Representatives honor classified school employees during Classified School Employee Week, March 8 through 12, 2004, and urge 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 Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the Public School Employees of Washington.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4710 was adopted.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2004-4711, By Representative Moeller


             WHEREAS, History was made on the morning of June 20, 1937, with the landing of Russian aviator, Valery Chkalov, and his crew, Georgy Baidukov and Alexander Belyakov, in their single-engine aircraft ANT-25 at Pearson Army Airfield in Vancouver, Washington; and

             WHEREAS, Chkalov completed the first nonstop flight across the North Pole setting a world aviation record by flying for 63 hours and 16 minutes over the North Pole from Schelkovo Air Field near Moscow, Russia, to Vancouver, Washington; and

             WHEREAS, In an international feat of great aviation significance, Chkalov set down at the Pearson Airfield in Vancouver, Washington, the oldest continuously operating general aviation airfield in the United States, where he and his crew were greeted by General George C. Marshall, commander of the Vancouver Barracks; and

             WHEREAS, Citizens throughout the world were following this first transpolar flight, on radio and in the newspaper, as Valery Chkalov spoke on NBC Radio from the balcony of the stately Victorian-era Army military residence of General Marshall; and

             WHEREAS, Chkalov proclaimed that like the Volga and Columbia Rivers which flow on the same planet and ultimately merge into one and the same World Ocean without interfering with one another, "Our peoples...should live in the same world in peace. Our joint efforts should beautify the ocean of human life"; and

             WHEREAS, In the intervening years, the polar bridge established by the Chkalov flight has been the basis for numerous visits and exchanges between local residents and citizens and with Valery Chkalov's family and village, and has been kept alive by the long established Vancouver Chkalov Transpolar Flight Committee and, since 1999, the Chkalov Cultural Exchange Committee; and

             WHEREAS, In 1975, Vancouver citizens dedicated a monument honoring the bravery of Valery Chkalov and his crew, thus making this flight the only one in the world with commemoratives marking both departure and arrival points; and

             WHEREAS, The Russian Federation and many individual Russians have responded with friendship to this expression of international goodwill by visiting the city of Vancouver to lay flowers at the monument and by hosting groups from Vancouver in Russia; and

             WHEREAS, February 2, 2004, was the 100th anniversary of Valery Chkalov's birth, and this occasion and events honoring his birth are being held in Russia throughout the year as part of an official "State Event"; and

             WHEREAS, The Vancouver Chkalov Transpolar Flight Committee, the Chkalov Cultural Exchange Committee, and the City of Vancouver are planning numerous events in Vancouver throughout the year, and over 200 Russian officials, including a number of famed Russian aviators, high ranking officials of the Russian Federation, and others, will be in Vancouver, Washington, to participate in these events; and

             WHEREAS, The City of Vancouver, the Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust, and Celebrate Freedom, joined by Governor Locke, Lt. Governor Owen, and other officials, have extended to His Excellency Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation, an invitation to deliver the annual General George C. Marshall Lecture in June 2004 in Vancouver;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives hereby acknowledge the historic feat of famed Russian aviator Valery Chkalov and call upon the citizens of the State of Washington to join the citizens of Russia in celebrating the 100th Birthday of Valery P. Chkalov, and extend a warm welcome to all Russian visitors who travel to Vancouver to participate in these events and encourage all Washington citizens to participate.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4711 was adopted.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2004-4712, By Representatives Miloscia, Ahern and O'Brien


             WHEREAS, The youth of our state deserve programs that are supportive, nurturing, and serve as a foundation for a life of service and generosity; and

             WHEREAS, The first Western Washington chapter of the Catholic Youth Organization was founded in 1951 and became affiliated with the United Way in 1960; and

             WHEREAS, The Catholic Youth Organization's mission is to provide opportunities for youth to develop strong moral character, self-worth, interpersonal competence, and community empathy; and

             WHEREAS, The organization currently serves more than 15,000 youths locally per year; and

             WHEREAS, Catholic Youth Organization programs are available to all children, regardless of their religious affiliation; and

             WHEREAS, The Catholic Youth Organization operates three summer camps in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties where each year 2,500 campers have the opportunity to explore themselves, make friends, and learn new skills; and

             WHEREAS, The Catholic Youth Organization enriches thousands of lives through programs such as environmental education, athletics, and scouting; and

             WHEREAS, Through new visions such as the future Discovery Lodge at Camp Hamilton, the Catholic Youth Organization will expand the number of programs offered and focus on reaching youths from diverse backgrounds, at-risk youths, and youths with disabilities;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State House of Representatives honor the Catholic Youth Organization for its commitment to enriching the mind, body, and soul of Washington youths; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Archbishop Brunett and the Catholic Youth Organization's Executive Director Tauno Latvala.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4712 was adopted.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2004-4713, By Representatives Kenney, Cox and Fromhold


             WHEREAS, The students selected for special recognition as Washington Scholars in 2004 have distinguished themselves as exceptional students, student leaders, and as talented and enthusiastic participants in many diverse activities including art, debate, drama, honor societies, interscholastic sports, Junior Achievement, knowledge competitions, music, and student government; and

             WHEREAS, These exemplary students have also contributed to the welfare of those less fortunate in their neighborhoods through volunteer efforts with community service organizations such as the United Way, Special Olympics, March of Dimes, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, community food drives, senior centers, scouting, and church groups; and

             WHEREAS, The state of Washington benefits greatly from the accomplishments of these caring and gifted individuals, not only in their roles as students, but also as citizens, role models for other young people, and future leaders of our communities and our state; and

             WHEREAS, Through the Washington Scholars Program, the Governor, the Legislature, and the state's citizens have an opportunity to recognize and honor three outstanding seniors from each of the state's forty-nine legislative districts for the students' exceptional academic achievements, leadership abilities, and contributions to their communities;

             NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives honor and congratulate the Washington Scholars for their hard work, dedication, contributions, and maturity in achieving this significant accomplishment; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the families of these students be commended for the encouragement and support they have provided to the scholars; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the principals, teachers, and classmates of these highly esteemed students be recognized for the important part they played in helping the scholars to learn, contribute, lead, and excel; and

             BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to each of the Washington Scholars selected in 2004.


             HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4713 was adopted.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 8, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


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

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6105,

SENATE BILL NO. 6378,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6384,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6419,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6428,

SENATE BILL NO. 6480,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6481,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6641,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6649,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


March 8, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


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

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5797,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5861,

SENATE BILL NO. 6164,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6466,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SECOND ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1645, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds and declares that:

              (1) Domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking are widespread societal problems that have devastating effects for individual victims, their children, and their communities. Victims of violence may be forced to remain in unsafe situations because they are bound by residential lease agreements. The legislature finds that the inability of victims to terminate their rental agreements hinders or prevents victims from being able to safely flee domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The legislature further finds that victims of these crimes who do not have access to safe housing are more likely to remain in or return to abusive or dangerous situations. Also, the legislature finds that victims of these crimes are further victimized when they are unable to obtain or retain rental housing due to their history as a victim of these crimes. The legislature further finds that evidence that a prospective tenant has been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking is not relevant to the decision whether to rent to that prospective tenant.

              (2) By this act, the legislature intends to increase safety for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by removing barriers to safety and offering protection against discrimination.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 59.18 RCW to read as follows:

              The definitions in this section apply throughout this section and sections 3 through 5 of this act unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

              (1) "Domestic violence" has the same meaning as set forth in RCW 26.50.010.

              (2) "Sexual assault" has the same meaning as set forth in RCW 70.125.030.

              (3) "Stalking" has the same meaning as set forth in RCW 9A.46.110.

              (4) "Qualified third party" means any of the following people acting in their official capacity:

              (a) Law enforcement officers;

              (b) Persons subject to the provisions of chapter 18.120 RCW;

              (c) Employees of a court of the state;

              (d) Licensed mental health professionals or other licensed counselors;

              (e) Employees of crime victim/witness programs as defined in RCW 7.69.020 who are trained advocates for the program; and

              (f) Members of the clergy as defined in RCW 26.44.020.

              (5) "Household member" means a child or adult residing with the tenant other than the perpetrator of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault.

              (6) "Tenant screening service provider" means any nongovernmental agency that provides, for a fee, background information on prospective tenants to landlords.

              (7) "Credit reporting agency" has the same meaning as set forth in RCW 19.182.010(5).


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 59.18 RCW to read as follows:

              (1)(a) If a tenant notifies the landlord in writing that he or she or a household member was a victim of an act that constitutes a crime of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and either (a)(i) or (ii) of this subsection applies, then subsection (2) of this section applies:

              (i) The tenant or the household member has a valid order for protection under one or more of the following: Chapter 26.50 or 26.26 RCW or RCW 9A.46.040, 9A.46.050, 10.14.080, 10.99.040 (2) or (3), or 26.09.050; or

              (ii) The tenant or the household member has reported the domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to a qualified third party acting in his or her official capacity and the qualified third party has provided the tenant or the household member a written record of the report signed by the qualified third party.

              (b) When a copy of a valid order for protection or a written record of a report signed by a qualified third party, as required under (a) of this subsection, is made available to the landlord, the tenant may terminate the rental agreement and quit the premises without further obligation under the rental agreement or under chapter 59.12 RCW. However, the request to terminate the rental agreement must occur within ninety days of the reported act, event, or circumstance that gave rise to the protective order or report to a qualified third party. A record of the report to a qualified third party that is provided to the tenant or household member shall consist of a document signed and dated by the qualified third party stating: (i) That the tenant or the household member notified him or her that he or she was a victim of an act or acts that constitute a crime of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; (ii) the time and date the act or acts occurred; (iii) the location where the act or acts occurred; (iv) a brief description of the act or acts of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; and (v) that the tenant or household member informed him or her of the name of the alleged perpetrator of the act or acts. The record of the report provided to the tenant or household member shall not include the name of the alleged perpetrator of the act or acts of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The qualified third party shall keep a copy of the record of the report and shall note on the retained copy the name of the alleged perpetrator of the act or acts of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The record of the report to a qualified third party may be accomplished by completion of a form provided by the qualified third party, in substantially the following form:


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[Name of organization, agency, clinic, professional service provider]

I and/or my . . . . . . (household member) am/is a victim of

 

. . . domestic violence as defined by RCW 26.50.010.

 

. . . sexual assault as defined by RCW 70.125.030.

 

. . . stalking as defined by RCW 9A.46.110.

Briefly describe the incident of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

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The incident(s) that I rely on in support of this declaration occurred on the following date(s) and time(s):  . . . . . . . . and at the following location(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The incident(s) that I rely on in support of this declaration were committed by the following person(s): . . . . . . .

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I state under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of Washington that the foregoing is true and correct. Dated at . . . . . . . . . . (city) . ., Washington, this . . . day of . . . ., 20. ..

 

 

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Signature of Tenant or

Household Member

 

I verify that I have provided to the person whose signature appears above the statutes cited in RCW 59.18.--- (section 3 of this act) and that the individual was a victim of an act that constitutes a crime of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and that the individual informed me of the name of the alleged perpetrator of the act.

 Dated this . . . day of . . . ., 20. ..

 

 

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Signature of authorized officer/employee of (Organization, agency, clinic, professional service provider)

 

              (2) A tenant who terminates a rental agreement under this section is discharged from the payment of rent for any period following the last day of the month of the quitting date. The tenant shall remain liable for the rent for the month in which he or she terminated the rental agreement unless the termination is in accordance with RCW 59.18.200(1). Notwithstanding lease provisions that allow for forfeiture of a deposit for early termination, a tenant who terminates under this section is entitled to the return of the full deposit, subject to RCW 59.18.020 and 59.18.280. Other tenants who are parties to the rental agreement, except household members who are the victims of sexual assault, stalking, or domestic violence, are not released from their obligations under the rental agreement or other obligations under this chapter.

              (3) The provision of verification of a report under subsection (1)(b) of this section does not waive the confidential or privileged nature of the communication between a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking with a qualified third party pursuant to RCW 5.60.060, 70.123.075, or 70.125.065. No record or evidence obtained from such disclosure may be used in any civil, administrative, or criminal proceeding against the victim unless a written waiver of applicable evidentiary privilege is obtained, except that the verification itself, and no other privileged information, under subsection (1)(b) of this section may be used in civil proceedings brought under this section.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 59.18 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) A landlord may not terminate a tenancy, fail to renew a tenancy, or refuse to enter into a rental agreement based on the tenant's or applicant's or a household member's status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or based on the tenant or applicant having terminated a rental agreement under section 3 of this act.

              (2) A landlord who refuses to enter into a rental agreement in violation of this section may be liable to the tenant or applicant in a civil action for damages sustained by the tenant or applicant. The prevailing party may also recover court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees.

              (3) It is a defense to an unlawful detainer action under chapter 59.12 RCW that the action to remove the tenant and recover possession of the premises is in violation of subsection (1) of this section.

              (4) This section does not prohibit adverse housing decisions based upon other lawful factors within the landlord's knowledge.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. A new section is added to chapter 59.18 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) A tenant who has obtained a court order from a court of competent jurisdiction granting him or her possession of a dwelling unit to the exclusion of one or more cotenants may request that a lock be replaced or configured for a new key at the tenant's expense. The landlord shall, if provided a copy of the order, comply with the request and shall not provide copies of the new keys to the tenant restrained or excluded by the court's order. This section does not release a cotenant, other than a household member who is the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, from liability or obligations under the rental agreement.

              (2) A landlord who replaces a lock or configures for a new key of a residential housing unit in accordance with subsection (1) of this section shall be held harmless from liability for any damages that result directly from the lock change.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. RCW 59.18.356 (Threatening behavior--Violation of order for protection--Termination of agreement--Financial obligations) and 1992 c 38 s 7 are each repealed.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "housing;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding new sections to chapter 59.18 RCW; creating a new section; repealing RCW 59.18.356; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SECOND ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1645 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             Representative Lantz spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


MOTIONS


             On motion of Representative Hudgins, Representatives Edwards, Morris and Sullivan were excused. On motion of Representative Clements, Representative Mielke was excused.


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Second Engrossed House Bill No. 1645, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Engrossed House Bill No. 1645, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 94, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 4.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 94.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Mielke, Morris and Sullivan - 4.

  

             SECOND ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1645, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1995, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 28A.335.060 and 1989 c 86 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              Each school district's board of directors shall deposit moneys derived from the lease, rental, or occasional use of surplus school property as follows:

              (1) Moneys derived from real property shall be deposited into the district's debt service fund and/or capital projects fund, except for:

              (a) Moneys required to be expended for general maintenance, utility, insurance costs, and any other costs associated with the lease or rental of such property, which moneys shall be deposited in the district's general fund; or

              (b) At the option of the board of directors, after evaluating the sufficiency of the school district's capital projects fund for purposes of meeting demands for new construction and improvements, moneys derived from the lease or rental of real property may be deposited into the district's general fund to be used exclusively for nonrecurring costs related to operating school facilities, including but not limited to expenses for maintenance;

              (2) Moneys derived from pupil transportation vehicles shall be deposited in the district's transportation vehicle fund;

              (3) Moneys derived from other personal property shall be deposited in the district's general fund."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "property;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 28A.335.060."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1995 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             Representatives Quall and Talcott spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1995, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1995, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 94, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 4.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 94.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Mielke, Morris and Sullivan - 4.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1995, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


             The House resumed consideration of THIRD ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2195 as amended by the Senate.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             Representatives Quall and Talcott spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Third Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2195, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Third Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2195, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 92, Nays - 2, Absent - 0, Excused - 4.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 92.

             Voting nay: Representatives Bush and Clements - 2.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Mielke, Morris and Sullivan - 4.

  

             THIRD ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2195, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2354, with the following amendment:


              0n page 2, after line 16, insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately."


              Renumber the sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.


              On page 1, on line 2 of the title, after "policy;", strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 48.66.045; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2354 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             Representatives Kristiansen and Cody spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2354, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2354, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 94, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 4.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 94.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Mielke, Morris and Sullivan - 4.

  

             ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2354, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2382, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The legislature finds that community and technical colleges play a vital role for students obtaining baccalaureate degrees. In 2002, more than forty percent of students graduating with a baccalaureate degree had transferred from a community or technical college.

              (2) The legislature also finds that demand continues to grow for baccalaureate degrees. Increased demand comes from larger numbers of students seeking access to higher education and greater expectations from employers for the knowledge and skills needed to expand the state's economy. Community and technical colleges are an essential partner in meeting this demand.

              (3) However, the legislature also finds that current policies and procedures do not provide for efficient transfer of courses, credits, or prerequisites for academic majors. Furthermore, the state's public higher education system must expand its capacity to enroll transfer students in baccalaureate education. The higher education coordinating board must take a leadership role in working with the community and technical colleges and four-year institutions to ensure efficient and seamless transfer across the state.

              (4) Therefore, it is the legislature's intent to build clearer pathways to baccalaureate degrees, improve statewide coordination of transfer and articulation, and ensure long-term capacity in the state's higher education system for transfer students.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. (1) The higher education coordinating board must convene work groups to develop transfer associate degrees that will satisfy lower division requirements at public four-year institutions of higher education for specific academic majors. Work groups must include representatives from the state board for community and technical colleges and the council of presidents, as well as faculty from two and four-year institutions. Work groups may include representatives from independent four-year institutions.

              (2) Each transfer associate degree developed under this section must enable a student to complete the lower-division courses or competencies for general education requirements and preparation for the major that a direct-entry student would typically complete in the freshman and sophomore years for that academic major.

              (3) Completion of a transfer associate degree does not guarantee a student admission into an institution of higher education or admission into a major, minor, or professional program at an institution of higher education that has competitive admission standards for the program based on grade point average or other performance criteria.

              (4) During the 2004-05 academic year, the work groups must develop transfer degrees for elementary education, engineering, and nursing. Each year thereafter, the higher education coordinating board must convene additional groups to identify and develop additional transfer degrees. The board must give priority to majors in high demand by transfer students and majors that the general direct transfer agreement associate degree does not adequately prepare students to enter automatically upon transfer.

              (5) The higher education coordinating board, in collaboration with the intercollege relations commission, must collect and maintain lists of courses offered by each community and technical college and public four-year institution of higher education that fall within each transfer associate degree.

              (6) The higher education coordinating board must monitor implementation of transfer associate degrees by public four-year institutions to ensure compliance with subsection (2) of this section.

              (7) Beginning January 10, 2005, the higher education coordinating board must submit a progress report on the development of transfer associate degrees to the higher education committees of the house of representatives and the senate. The first progress report must include measurable benchmark indicators to monitor the effectiveness of the initiatives in improving transfer and baseline data for those indicators before the implementation of the initiatives. Subsequent reports must be submitted by January 10 of each odd-numbered year and must monitor progress on the indicators, describe development of additional transfer associate degrees, and provide other data on improvements in transfer efficiency.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. (1) The higher education coordinating board must create a statewide system of course equivalency for public institutions of higher education, so that courses from one institution can be transferred and applied toward academic majors and degrees in the same manner as equivalent courses at the receiving institution.

              (2) The board must convene a work group including representatives from the state board for community and technical colleges and the council of presidents, as well as faculty from two and four-year institutions, to:

              (a) Identify equivalent courses between community and technical colleges and public four-year institutions and among public four-year institutions, including identifying how courses meet requirements for academic majors and degrees; and

              (b) Develop strategies for communicating course equivalency to students, faculty, and advisors.

              (3) The work group may include representatives from independent four-year institutions. The work group must take into account the unique nature of the curriculum of The Evergreen State College in developing the course equivalency system.

              (4) The higher education coordinating board must make a progress report on the development of the course equivalency system to the higher education committees of the senate and house of representatives by January 10, 2005. The report must include options and cost estimates for ongoing maintenance of the system.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. (1) The higher education coordinating board must conduct a gap analysis of upper division capacity in the public higher education system to accommodate transfer students. The analysis must address the total number of enrollment slots, specific academic majors, and geographic location of demand and supply of upper division capacity.

              (2) The board must examine the full range of options, including costs, to close the gap between demand and supply of upper division capacity. Options include expansion of main campuses, branch campuses, off-campus education centers, distance learning, and other strategies.

              (3) The board must make a progress report by January 10, 2005, and a final report by December 10, 2006, with recommendations to the higher education committees of the senate and house of representatives for how the state should expand upper division capacity in various locations across the state.


              Sec. 5. RCW 28B.80.290 and 1983 c 304 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              The statewide transfer of credit policy and agreement ((shall)) must be designed to facilitate the transfer of students and the evaluation of transcripts, to better serve persons seeking information about courses and programs, to aid in academic planning, and to improve the review and evaluation of academic programs in the state institutions of higher education. The statewide transfer of credit policy and agreement ((shall)) must not require ((nor)) or encourage the standardization of course content ((and shall not)) or prescribe course content or the credit value assigned by any institution to the course. Policies adopted by public four-year institutions concerning the transfer of lower division credit must treat students transferring from public community colleges the same as students transferring from public four-year institutions.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. Sections 2 and 3 of this act are each added to chapter 28B.80 RCW."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "education;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 28B.80.290; adding new sections to chapter 28B.80 RCW; and creating new sections."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2382 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             Representatives Kenney and Cox spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2382, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2382, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 94, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 4.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 94.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Mielke, Morris and Sullivan - 4.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2382, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2556, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that criminal history record information background checks for employment purposes are rapidly increasing in Washington state. While the demand for criminal history record information background checks is growing, the existing criminal history record information background check data transmission infrastructure and processes are not adequate to keep pace with the growing demand. Furthermore, employers are concerned with the current system's ability to quickly secure results. Without adequate data transmission infrastructure and processes to encourage efficient criminal history record information background checks and to receive results quickly, a public safety risk is created. This is especially true when new or prospective employees will be working with children.

              The legislature has learned that some states have recently developed comprehensive criminal history record information background check programs. These programs focus on making criminal history record information background checks easily accessible to employers and prospective employees and have eliminated long response times.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. (1) A joint task force on criminal background check processes is established. The joint task force shall consist of the following members:

              (a) One member from each of the two largest caucuses of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate;

              (b) One member from each of the two largest caucuses of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives;

              (c) The chief of the Washington state patrol, or the chief's designee;

              (d) The secretary of the department of social and health services, or the secretary's designee;

              (e) The state superintendent of public instruction, or the superintendent's designee;

              (f) An elected sheriff or police chief, selected by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs; and

              (g) The following seven members, jointly appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and the president of the senate:

              (i) A representative from a nonprofit service organization that serves primarily children under sixteen years of age;

              (ii) A health care provider as defined in RCW 7.70.020;

              (iii) A representative from a business or organization that primarily serves persons with a developmental disability or vulnerable adults;

              (iv) A representative from a local youth athletic association;

              (v) A representative from the insurance industry; and

              (vi) Two representatives from a local parks and recreation program; one member shall be selected by the association of Washington cities and one member shall be selected by the Washington association of counties.

              (2) The task force shall choose two cochairs from among its membership.

              (3) The task force shall review and make recommendations to the legislature and the governor regarding criminal background check policy in Washington state. In preparing the recommendations, the committee shall, at a minimum, review the following issues:

              (a) What state and federal statutes require regarding criminal background checks, and determine whether any changes should be made;

              (b) What criminal offenses are currently reportable through the criminal background check program, and determine whether any changes should be made;

              (c) What information is available through the Washington state patrol and the federal bureau of investigation criminal background check systems, and determine whether any changes should be made;

              (d) What are the best practices among organizations for obtaining criminal background checks on their employees and volunteers;

              (e) What is the feasibility and costs for businesses and organizations to do periodic background checks;

              (f) What is the feasibility of requiring all businesses and organizations, including nonprofit entities, to conduct criminal background checks for all employees, contractors, agents, and volunteers who have regularly scheduled supervised or unsupervised access to children, persons with a developmental disability, or vulnerable adults; and

              (g) A review of the benefits and obstacles of implementing a criminal history record information background check program created by the national child protection act of 1993. The national child protection act of 1993 increases the availability of criminal history record information background checks for employers who have employees or volunteers who work with children, elderly persons, or persons with disabilities.

              (4) The task force, where feasible, may consult with individuals from the public and private sector.

              (5) The task force shall use legislative facilities and staff from senate committee services and the house office of program research.

              (6) The task force shall report its findings and recommendations to the legislature by December 31, 2004.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. (1) In consultation with the Washington state patrol, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall conduct a study on criminal history record information background check technology and systems. The study shall focus on how, through the use of modern technology, Washington state can reduce delays in the criminal history record information background check processing time and how Washington state can make criminal history record information background checks more accessible and efficient.

              (2) The study shall include, but is not limited to:

              (a) A review and analysis of the criminal history record information background check technology systems in states that have recently implemented or are soon to implement comprehensive criminal history record information background check programs;

              (b) Recommendations on how a comprehensive criminal history record information background check program should be designed in Washington state, and how much a comprehensive program would cost to implement in Washington state;

              (c) A review of how a comprehensive criminal history record information background check program could be paid for in Washington state, which includes a determination on whether the program could be funded solely by user fees.

              (3) The findings and recommendations from the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall be presented to the joint task force on criminal background check processes no later than November 30, 2004.

              (4) The requirement to perform the study under this section and to make findings and recommendations is subject to availability of funds appropriated for this specific purpose.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. This act expires January 31, 2005."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "processes;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "creating new sections; and providing an expiration date."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2556 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             Representative O'Brien spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2556, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2556, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Morris and Sullivan - 3.

  

             ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2556, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2635, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 53.08 RCW to read as follows:

              A port district may provide advisory consulting services for compensation on matters within the scope of this title or Title 14 RCW. A port district may provide these services only to other public agencies and governments, including foreign governments and government-sponsored organizations. A port district providing consulting services must create and maintain an open roster of Washington firms interested in bidding on opportunities generated as a result.

              By enacting this legislation, the legislature intends to enhance the ability of Washington port districts to facilitate economic opportunities for the benefit of Washington businesses. Nothing in this section is intended to authorize direct competition by port districts with private business.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. This act expires July 1, 2008."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "districts;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 53.08 RCW; and providing an expiration date."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2635 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             Representative Veloria spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2635, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2635, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Morris and Sullivan - 3.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2635, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2657, with the following amendment:


              On page 3, line 28, after "(b)" strike "Beginning" and insert "(i) Except as provided under (b)(ii) of this subsection, beginning"


              On page 3, line 34, after "to the department." insert the following:

              "(ii) Any person who was most recently employed full-time as a sworn peace officer not more than five years prior to applying to become licensed as a private security guard may be deemed to satisfy the training required under (b)(i) of this subsection upon passage of the examination typically administered to applicants at the conclusion of the preassignment training required under (b)(i) of this subsection.

              (iii)"


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2657 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             Representatives Morrell and Condotta spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2657, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2657, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Morris and Sullivan - 3.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2657, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 2, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2707, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 28B.45 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) In 1989, the legislature created five branch campuses to be operated by the state's two public research universities. Located in growing urban areas, the branch campuses were charged with two missions:

              (a) Increasing access to higher education by focusing on upper division and graduate programs, targeting placebound students, and operating as models of a two plus two educational system in cooperation with the community colleges; and

              (b) Promoting regional economic development by responding to demand for degrees from local businesses and supporting regional economies through research activities.

              (2) Fifteen years later, the legislature finds that branch campuses are responding to their original mission:

              (a) Branch campuses accounted for half of statewide upper division and graduate public enrollment growth since 1990;

              (b) Branch campuses have grown steadily and enroll increasing numbers of transfer students each year;

              (c) Branch campuses enroll proportionately more older and part-time students than their main campuses and attract increasing proportions of students from nearby counties;

              (d) Although the extent of their impact has not been measured, branch campuses positively affect local economies and offer degree programs that roughly correspond with regional occupational projections; and

              (e) The capital investments made by the state to support branch campuses represent a significant benefit to regional economic development.

              (3) However, the legislature also finds the policy landscape in higher education has changed since the original creation of the branch campuses. Demand for access to baccalaureate and graduate education is increasing rapidly. Economic development efforts increasingly recognize the importance of focusing on local and regional economic clusters and improving collaboration among communities, businesses, and colleges and universities. Each branch campus has evolved into a unique institution, and it is appropriate to assess the nature of this evolution to ensure the role and mission of each campus is aligned with the state's higher education goals and the needs of the region where the campus is located.

              (4) Therefore, it is the legislature's intent to recognize the unique nature of Washington's higher education branch campuses, reaffirm the role and mission of each, and set the course for their continued future development.

              (5) It is the further intent of the legislature that the campuses be identified by the following names: University of Washington Bothell, University of Washington Tacoma, Washington State University Tri-Cities, and Washington State University Vancouver.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 28B.45 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The primary mission of the higher education branch campuses created under this chapter remains to expand access to baccalaureate and master's level graduate education in under-served urban areas of the state in collaboration with community and technical colleges.

              (2) Branch campuses shall collaborate with the community and technical colleges in their region to develop articulation agreements, dual admissions policies, and other partnerships to ensure that branch campuses serve as innovative models of a two plus two educational system. Other possibilities for collaboration include but are not limited to joint development of curricula and degree programs, colocation of instruction, and arrangements to share faculty.

              (3) In communities where a private postsecondary institution is located, representatives of the private institution may be invited to participate in the conversation about meeting the baccalaureate and master's level graduate needs in underserved urban areas of the state.

              (4) However, the legislature recognizes there are alternative models for achieving this primary mission. Some campuses may have additional missions in response to regional needs and demands. At selected branch campuses, an innovative combination of instruction and research targeted to support regional economic development may be appropriate to meet the region's needs for both access and economic viability. Other campuses should focus on becoming models of a two plus two educational system through continuous improvement of partnerships and agreements with community and technical colleges. Still other campuses may be best suited to transition to a four-year comprehensive university or be removed from designation as a branch campus entirely.

              (5) It is the legislature's intent that each branch campus be funded commensurate with its unique mission, the degree programs offered, and the institutional combination of instruction and research, but at a level less than a research university.

              (6) In consultation with the higher education coordinating board, a branch campus may propose legislation to authorize practice-oriented or professional doctoral programs if: (a) Unique research facilities and equipment are located near the campus; or (b) the campus can clearly demonstrate student and employer demand in the region that is linked to regional economic development.

              (7) It is not the legislature's intent to have each campus chart its own future path without legislative guidance. Instead, the legislature intends to consider carefully the mission and model of education that best suits each campus and best meets the needs of students, the community, and the region.


              Sec. 3. RCW 28B.45.050 and 1991 c 205 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:

              Washington State University and Eastern Washington University ((are responsible for providing upper-division and graduate level)) shall collaborate with one another and with local community colleges in providing educational pathways and programs to the citizens of the Spokane area((, under rules or guidelines adopted by the joint center for higher education. However, before any degree is authorized under this section it shall be subject to the review and approval of the higher education coordinating board. Washington State University shall meet its responsibility through the operation of a branch campus in the Spokane area. Eastern Washington University shall meet its responsibility through the operation of programs and facilities in Spokane)).


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. (1) Each branch campus shall examine its instructional programs, costs, research initiatives, student enrollment characteristics, programs offered in partnership with community and technical colleges, and regional context and make a recommendation by November 15, 2004, to the higher education coordinating board regarding the future evolution of the campus. The board will analyze the recommendations of each campus in the context of statewide goals for higher education and provide policy options along with the original campus recommendations to the higher education and fiscal committees of the legislature by January 15, 2005. The recommendations and options must address:

              (a) The model of education that best suits the campus, including the possibility of continuing as a two plus two model and areas for possible improvement in working with community and technical colleges, making a transition to a four-year university or some other alternative;

              (b) The mission that best suits the campus, including the possibility of focusing on upper division baccalaureate education, combining instruction and research targeted to support regional economic development, or some other alternative;

              (c) Data and analysis that illustrate how the model will increase baccalaureate and master's degree production; and

              (d) An estimate of the costs to implement the recommendation.

              (2) In developing its recommendation, each branch campus shall solicit input from students, local community and technical colleges, the main campus and other four-year institutions, and community stakeholders such as economic development councils and business and labor leaders.

              (3) The higher education coordinating board, in cooperation with the branch campuses, shall develop parameters and a standard format for the evaluation and recommendations to permit comparison by the legislative committees.


              Sec. 5. RCW 28B.80.510 and 1989 1st ex.s. c 7 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

              ((In rules and guidelines adopted for purposes of chapter 7, Laws of 1989 1st ex. sess.,)) The higher education coordinating board shall adopt performance measures to ensure a collaborative partnership between the community and technical colleges and the ((four-year institutions)) branch campuses. The partnership shall be one in which the community and technical colleges prepare students for transfer to the upper-division programs of the branch campuses and the branch campuses work with community and technical colleges to enable students to transfer and obtain degrees efficiently.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. (1) RCW 28B.80.510 as amended by this act is recodified as a new section in chapter 28B.45 RCW.

              (2) RCW 28B.45.050 as amended by this act is recodified as a new section in chapter 28B.30 RCW.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. The following acts or parts of acts are each repealed:

              (1) RCW 28B.45.070 (Authorization subject to legislative appropriation) and 1989 1st ex.s. c 7 s 14;

              (2) RCW 28B.80.500 (Branch campuses--Adjustment of enrollment lids) and 1989 1st ex.s. c 7 s 2; and

              (3) RCW 28B.80.520 (Branch campuses--Facilities acquisition) and 1989 1st ex.s. c 7 s 9."


              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "campuses;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 28B.45.050 and 28B.80.510; adding new sections to chapter 28B.45 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 28B.30 RCW; creating a new section; recodifying RCW 28B.80.510 and 28B.45.050; and repealing RCW 28B.45.070, 28B.80.500, and 28B.80.520."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary


             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2707 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED


             Representative Kenney spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2707, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2707, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Morris and Sullivan - 3.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2707, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 2004

Mr. Speaker:


             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2708, with the following amendment:


              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


              "Sec. 1. RCW 28B.102.010 and 1987 c 437 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              The legislature finds that encouraging outstanding students to enter the teaching profession is of paramount importance to the state of Washington. By creating the future teachers conditional scholarship and loan repayment program, the legislature intends to assist in the effort to recruit as future teachers ((students)) individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding academic achievement or demonstrated their commitment to teaching through work as a paraprofessional in the public school system, and ((students)) who can act as role models for children ((including those from targeted ethnic minorities)). The legislature urges business, industry, and philanthropic community organizations to join with state government in making this program successful.


              Sec. 2. RCW 28B.102.020 and 1996 c 53 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

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

              (1) "Conditional scholarship" means a loan that is forgiven in whole or in part if the recipient renders service as a teacher in an approved education program in this state.

              (2) "Institution of higher education" or "institution" means a college or university in the state of Washington ((which)) that is accredited by an accrediting association recognized as such by rule of the higher education coordinating board.

              (3) "Board" means the higher education coordinating board.

              (4) "Eligible student" means a student who is registered for at least ((ten)) six credit hours or the equivalent, demonstrates high academic achievement ((of at least a 3.30 grade point average for students entering an institution of higher education directly from high school or maintains at least a 3.00 grade point average or the equivalent for each academic year in an institution of higher education)), is a resident student as defined by RCW 28B.15.012 and 28B.15.013, and has a declared intention to complete an approved preparation program leading to initial teacher certification or required for earning an additional endorsement, ((or a college or university graduate who meets the same credit hour requirements and is seeking an additional teaching endorsement or initial teacher certification. Resident students defined in RCW 28B.15.012(2)(e) are not eligible students under this chapter)) and commits to teaching service in the state of Washington.

              (5) "Public school" means an elementary school, a middle school, junior high school, or high school within the public school system referred to in Article IX of the state Constitution.

              (6) "Forgiven" or "to forgive" or "forgiveness" means to render service as a teacher in an approved education program in the state of Washington in lieu of monetary repayment.

              (7) "Satisfied" means paid-in-full.

              (8) "Participant" means an eligible student who has received a conditional scholarship or loan repayment under this chapter.

              (9) (("Targeted ethnic minority" means a group of Americans with a common ethnic or racial heritage selected by the board for program consideration due to societal concerns such as high dropout rates or low rates of college participation by members of the group.)) "Loan repayment" means a federal student loan that is repaid in whole or in part if the recipient renders service as a teacher in an approved education program in Washington state.

              (10) "Approved education program" means an education program in the state of Washington for knowledge and skills generally learned in preschool through twelfth grade. Approved education programs may include but are not limited to:

              (a) K-12 schools under Title 28A RCW; or

              (b) ((Early childhood education and assistance programs under RCW 28A.215.100 through 28A.215.200 or the federal head start program;

              (c) An approved school under chapter 28A.195 RCW;

              (d) Education centers under chapter 28A.205 RCW;

              (e) English as a second language programs and programs leading to high school graduation or the equivalency operated by community or technical colleges; and

              (f) Tribal schools in Washington approved by the federal bureau of Indian affairs.)) Other K-12 educational sites in the state of Washington as designated by the board.

              (11) "Equalization fee" means the additional amount added to the principal of a loan under this chapter to equate the debt to that which the student would have incurred if the loan had been received through the federal subsidized Stafford student loan program.

              (12) "Teacher shortage area" means a shortage of elementary or secondary school teachers in a specific subject area, discipline, classification, or geographic area as defined by the office of the superintendent of public instruction.


              Sec. 3. RCW 28B.102.030 and 1987 c 437 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              The future teachers conditional scholarship and loan repayment program is established. The program shall be administered by the higher education coordinating board. In administering the program, the board shall have the following powers and duties:

              (1) Select students to receive conditional scholarships((, with the assistance of a screening committee composed of teachers and leaders in government, business, and education)) or loan repayments;

              (2) Adopt necessary rules and guidelines;

              (3) Publicize the program;

              (4) Collect and manage repayments from students who do not meet their teaching obligations under this chapter; and

              (5) Solicit and accept grants and donations from public and private sources for the program.


              Sec. 4. RCW 28B.102.040 and 1987 c 437 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The ((higher education coordinating)) board may select participants based on an application process conducted by the board or the board may utilize selection processes for similar students in cooperation with the professional educator standards board or the office of the superintendent of public instruction.

              (2) If the board selects participants for the program, it shall establish a ((planning)) selection committee ((to develop criteria)) for ((the)) screening and ((selection of)) selecting recipients of the conditional scholarships. ((These)) The criteria shall emphasize factors demonstrating excellence including but not limited to superior scholastic achievement, leadership ability, community contributions, bilingual ability, willingness to commit to providing teaching service in shortage areas, and an ability to act as a role model for ((targeted ethnic minority)) students. ((These criteria also may include, for approximately half of the recipients, requirements that those recipients meet the definition of "needy student" under RCW 28B.10.802.)) Priority will be given to individuals seeking certification or an additional endorsement in math, science, technology, or special education.


              Sec. 5. RCW 28B.102.045 and 1988 c 125 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

              ((The board may waive grade point requirements for an otherwise eligible individual student under special circumstances.)) To receive additional disbursements under the program under this chapter, a participant must be considered by his or her institution of higher education to be in a satisfactory progress condition.


              Sec. 6. RCW 28B.102.050 and 1987 c 437 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

              The board may award conditional scholarships or provide loan repayments to eligible ((students)) participants from the funds appropriated to the board for this purpose, or from any private donations, or any other funds given to the board for this program. The amount of the conditional scholarship or loan repayment awarded an individual shall not exceed ((three thousand dollars)) the amount of tuition and fees at the institution of higher education attended by the participant or resident undergraduate tuition and fees at the University of Washington per academic year for a full-time student, whichever is lower. ((Students)) Participants are eligible to receive conditional scholarships or loan repayments for a maximum of five years.


              Sec. 7. RCW 28B.102.060 and 1996 c 53 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Participants in the conditional scholarship program incur an obligation to repay the conditional scholarship, with interest and an equalization fee, unless they teach for two years in an approved education program for each year of scholarship received, under rules adopted by the board. Participants who teach in a designated teacher shortage area shall have one year of loan canceled for each year they teach in the shortage area.

              (2) The interest rate shall be ((eight percent for the first four years of repayment and ten percent beginning with the fifth year of repayment)) determined annually by the board. Participants who fail to complete the teaching service shall incur an equalization fee based on the remaining unforgiven balance of the loan. The equalization fee shall be added to the remaining balance and repaid by the participant.

              (3) The minimum payment shall be set by the board. The maximum period for repayment shall be ten years, with payments of principal and interest accruing quarterly commencing ((nine)) six months from the date the participant completes or discontinues the course of study. Provisions for deferral of payment shall be determined by the board.

              (4) The entire principal and interest of each payment shall be forgiven for each payment period in which the participant teaches in an approved education program until the entire repayment obligation is satisfied. Should the participant cease to teach in an approved education program in this state before the participant's repayment obligation is completed, payments on the unsatisfied portion of the principal and interest shall begin the next payment period and continue until the remainder of the participant's repayment obligation is satisfied.

              (5) The board is responsible for collection of repayments made under this section and shall exercise due diligence in such collection, maintaining all necessary records to insure that maximum repayments are made. Collection and servicing of repayments under this section shall be pursued using the full extent of the law, including wage garnishment if necessary. The board is responsible to forgive all or parts of such repayments under the criteria established in this section and shall maintain all necessary records of forgiven payments.

              (6) Receipts from the payment of principal or interest or any other subsidies to which the board as administrator is entitled, which are paid by or on behalf of participants under this section, shall be deposited ((with the higher education coordinating board)) in the future teachers conditional scholarship account and shall be used to cover the costs of granting the conditional scholarships, maintaining necessary records, and making collections under subsection (5) of this section. The board shall maintain accurate records of these costs, and all receipts beyond those necessary to pay such costs shall be used to grant conditional scholarships to eligible students.

              (7) The board shall ((temporarily or, in special circumstances, permanently defer the requirements of this section for eligible students as defined in RCW 28B.10.017.

              (8) The board may cancel a recipient's repayment obligation due to the recipient's total and permanent disability or death, subject to documentation as required by the board.

              (9) This section applies to recipients of conditional scholarships awarded before or after July 1, 1996)) adopt rules to define the terms of repayment, including applicable interest rates, fees, and deferments.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. A new section is added to chapter 28B.102 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) Upon documentation of federal student loan indebtedness, the board may enter into agreements with participants to repay all or part of a federal student loan in exchange for teaching service in an approved educational program. The ratio of loan repayment to years of teaching service for the loan repayment program shall be the same as established for the conditional scholarship program.

              (2) The agreement shall specify the period of time it is in effect and detail the obligations of the board and the participant, including the amount to be paid to the participant. The agreement may also specify the geographic location and subject matter area of teaching service for which loan repayment will be provided.

              (3) At the end of each school year, a participant under this section shall provide evidence to the board that the requisite teaching service has been provided. Upon receipt of the evidence, the board shall pay the participant the agreed-upon amount for one year of full-time teaching service or a prorated amount for less than full-time teaching service. To qualify for additional loan repayments, the participant must be engaged in continuous teaching service as defined by the board.

              (4) The board may, at its discretion, arrange to make the loan repayment directly to the holder of the participant's federal student loan.

              (5) The board's obligations to a participant under this section shall cease when:

              (a) The terms of the agreement have been fulfilled;

              (b) The participant fails to maintain continuous teaching service as determined by the board; or

              (c) All of the participant's federal student loans have been repaid.

              (6) The board shall adopt rules governing loan repayments, including approved leaves of absence from continuous teaching service and other deferments as may be necessary.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 9. A new section is added to chapter 28B.102 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The future teachers conditional scholarship account is created in the custody of the state treasurer. An appropriation is not required for expenditures of funds from the account. The account is not subject to allotment procedures under chapter 43.88 RCW except for moneys used for program administration.

              (2) The board shall deposit in the account all moneys received for the program. The account shall be self-sustaining and consist of funds appropriated by the legislature for the future teachers conditional scholarship and loan repayment program, private contributions to the program, and receipts from participant repayments. Beginning July 1, 2004, the board shall also deposit into the account: (a) All funds from the institution of higher education loan account that are traceable to any conditional scholarship program for teachers or prospective teachers established by the legislature before the effective date of this act; and (b) all amounts repaid by individuals under any such program.

              (3) Expenditures from the account may be used solely for conditional loans and loan repayments to participants in the program established by this chapter and costs associated with program administration by the board.

              (4) Disbursements from the account may be made only on the authorization of the board.


              Sec. 10. RCW 43.79A.040 and 2003 c 403 s 9, 2003 c 313 s 10, 2003 c 191 s 7, 2003 c 148 s 15, 2003 c 92 s 8, and 2003 c 19 s 12 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

              (1) Money in the treasurer's trust fund may be deposited, invested, and reinvested by the state treasurer in accordance with RCW 43.84.080 in the same manner and to the same extent as if the money were in the state treasury.

              (2) All income received from investment of the treasurer's trust fund shall be set aside in an account in the treasury trust fund to be known as the investment income account.

              (3) The investment income account may be utilized for the payment of purchased banking services on behalf of treasurer's trust funds including, but not limited to, depository, safekeeping, and disbursement functions for the state treasurer or affected state agencies. The investment income account is subject in all respects to chapter 43.88 RCW, but no appropriation is required for payments to financial institutions. Payments shall occur prior to distribution of earnings set forth in subsection (4) of this section.

              (4)(a) Monthly, the state treasurer shall distribute the earnings credited to the investment income account to the state general fund except under (b) and (c) of this subsection.

              (b) The following accounts and funds shall receive their proportionate share of earnings based upon each account's or fund's average daily balance for the period: The Washington promise scholarship account, the college savings program account, the Washington advanced college tuition payment program account, the agricultural local fund, the American Indian scholarship endowment fund, the students with dependents grant account, the basic health plan self-insurance reserve account, the contract harvesting revolving account, the Washington state combined fund drive account, the Washington international exchange scholarship endowment fund, the developmental disabilities endowment trust fund, the energy account, the fair fund, the fruit and vegetable inspection account, the future teachers conditional scholarship account, the game farm alternative account, the grain inspection revolving fund, the juvenile accountability incentive account, the law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' plan 2 expense fund, the local tourism promotion account, the produce railcar pool account, the rural rehabilitation account, the stadium and exhibition center account, the youth athletic facility account, the self-insurance revolving fund, the sulfur dioxide abatement account, and the children's trust fund((, and the investing in innovation account)). However, the earnings to be distributed shall first be reduced by the allocation to the state treasurer's service fund pursuant to RCW 43.08.190.

              (c) The following accounts and funds shall receive eighty percent of their proportionate share of earnings based upon each account's or fund's average daily balance for the period: The advanced right of way revolving fund, the advanced environmental mitigation revolving account, the city and county advance right-of-way revolving fund, the federal narcotics asset forfeitures account, the high occupancy vehicle account, the local rail service assistance account, and the miscellaneous transportation programs account.

              (5) In conformance with Article II, section 37 of the state Constitution, no trust accounts or funds shall be allocated earnings without the specific affirmative directive of this section.


              NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. The following acts or parts of acts are each repealed:

              (4) RCW 28B.102.070 (Transfer of administration of program) and 1987 c 437 s 7; and

              (5) RCW 28B.102.905 (Severability--1987 c 437) and 1987 c 437 s 10."


              On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "teachers;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 28B.102.010, 28B.102.020, 28B.102.030, 28B.102.040, 28B.102.045, 28B.102.050, and 28B.102.060; reenacting and amending RCW 43.79A.040; adding new sections to chapter 28B.102 RCW; and repealing RCW 28B.102.070 and 28B.102.905."

and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2708 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.

 

FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED

 

             Representative Ormsby spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.

 

             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2708, as amended by the Senate.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2708, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Morris and Sullivan - 3.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2708, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 2004

Mr. Speaker:

 

             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 2811, with the following amendment:

 

              On page 4, after line 1, insert the following:

              "(4) The department of community, trade, and economic development shall work with the counties and cities to review the potential implementation costs of the requirements of subsection (2) of this section. The department, in cooperation with the local governments, shall prepare a report summarizing the projected costs, together with recommendations for state funding assistance for implementation costs, and provide the report to the governor and appropriate committees of the senate and house of representatives by January 1, 2005."

 

and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 2811 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.

 

FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED

 

             Representatives Jarrett and Romero spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.

 

             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Bill No. 2811, as amended by the Senate.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 2811, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Morris and Sullivan - 3.

  

             HOUSE BILL NO. 2811, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 2004

Mr. Speaker:

 

             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2878, with the following amendment:

 

              On page 9, after line 13, insert the following:

 

              "Sec. 8. RCW 67.28.181 and 1998 c 35 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The legislative body of any municipality may impose an excise tax on the sale of or charge made for the furnishing of lodging that is subject to tax under chapter 82.08 RCW. The rate of tax shall not exceed the lesser of two percent or a rate that, when combined with all other taxes imposed upon sales of lodging within the municipality under this chapter and chapters 36.100, 67.40, 82.08, and 82.14 RCW, equals twelve percent. A tax under this chapter shall not be imposed in increments smaller than tenths of a percent.

              (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section:

              (a) If a municipality was authorized to impose taxes under this chapter or RCW 67.40.100 or both with a total rate exceeding four percent before July 27, 1997, such total authorization shall continue through January ((1)) 31, 1999, and thereafter the municipality may impose a tax under this section at a rate not exceeding the rate actually imposed by the municipality on January ((1)) 31, 1999.

              (b) If a city or town, other than a municipality imposing a tax under (a) of this subsection, is located in a county that imposed taxes under this chapter with a total rate of four percent or more on January 1, 1997, the city or town may not impose a tax under this section.

              (c) If a city has a population of four hundred thousand or more and is located in a county with a population of one million or more, the rate of tax imposed under this chapter by the city shall not exceed the lesser of four percent or a rate that, when combined with all other taxes imposed upon sales of lodging in the municipality under this chapter and chapters 36.100, 67.40, 82.08, and 82.14 RCW, equals fifteen and two-tenths percent.

              (d) If a municipality was authorized to impose taxes under this chapter or RCW 67.40.100, or both, at a rate equal to six percent before January 1, 1998, the municipality may impose a tax under this section at a rate not exceeding the rate actually imposed by the municipality on January 1, 1998.

              (3) Any county ordinance or resolution adopted under this section shall contain a provision allowing a credit against the county tax for the full amount of any city or town tax imposed under this section upon the same taxable event.

 

              Sec. 9. RCW 67.28.200 and 1997 c 452 s 14 are each amended to read as follows:

              The legislative body of any municipality may establish reasonable exemptions for taxes authorized under this chapter. The department of revenue shall perform the collection of such taxes on behalf of such municipality at no cost to such municipality. Except as expressly provided in this chapter, all of the provisions contained in RCW 82.08.050 and 82.08.060 and chapter 82.32 RCW shall have full force and application with respect to taxes imposed under the provisions of this chapter."

 

              On page 1, line 3 of the title, strike "and" and after "84.64.080" insert ", 67.28.181, and 67.28.200"

 

and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2878 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.

 

FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED

 

             Representatives Romero and Schindler spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.

 

             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2878, as amended by the Senate.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2878, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Morris and Sullivan - 3.

  

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2878, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 3, 2004

Mr. Speaker:

 

             The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 3078, with the following amendment:

 

              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

 

              "Sec. 1. RCW 13.50.050 and 2001 c 175 s 1, 2001 c 174 s 1, and 2001 c 49 s 2 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

              (1) This section governs records relating to the commission of juvenile offenses, including records relating to diversions.

              (2) The official juvenile court file of any alleged or proven juvenile offender shall be open to public inspection, unless sealed pursuant to subsection (12) of this section.

              (3) All records other than the official juvenile court file are confidential and may be released only as provided in this section, RCW 13.50.010, 13.40.215, and 4.24.550.

              (4) Except as otherwise provided in this section and RCW 13.50.010, records retained or produced by any juvenile justice or care agency may be released to other participants in the juvenile justice or care system only when an investigation or case involving the juvenile in question is being pursued by the other participant or when that other participant is assigned the responsibility for supervising the juvenile.

              (5) Except as provided in RCW 4.24.550, information not in an official juvenile court file concerning a juvenile or a juvenile's family may be released to the public only when that information could not reasonably be expected to identify the juvenile or the juvenile's family.

              (6) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the release, to the juvenile or his or her attorney, of law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys' records pertaining to investigation, diversion, and prosecution of juvenile offenses shall be governed by the rules of discovery and other rules of law applicable in adult criminal investigations and prosecutions.

              (7) Upon the decision to arrest or the arrest, law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys may cooperate with schools in releasing information to a school pertaining to the investigation, diversion, and prosecution of a juvenile attending the school. Upon the decision to arrest or the arrest, incident reports may be released unless releasing the records would jeopardize the investigation or prosecution or endanger witnesses. If release of incident reports would jeopardize the investigation or prosecution or endanger witnesses, law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys may release information to the maximum extent possible to assist schools in protecting other students, staff, and school property.

              (8) The juvenile court and the prosecutor may set up and maintain a central record-keeping system which may receive information on all alleged juvenile offenders against whom a complaint has been filed pursuant to RCW 13.40.070 whether or not their cases are currently pending before the court. The central record-keeping system may be computerized. If a complaint has been referred to a diversion unit, the diversion unit shall promptly report to the juvenile court or the prosecuting attorney when the juvenile has agreed to diversion. An offense shall not be reported as criminal history in any central record-keeping system without notification by the diversion unit of the date on which the offender agreed to diversion.

              (9) Upon request of the victim of a crime or the victim's immediate family, the identity of an alleged or proven juvenile offender alleged or found to have committed a crime against the victim and the identity of the alleged or proven juvenile offender's parent, guardian, or custodian and the circumstance of the alleged or proven crime shall be released to the victim of the crime or the victim's immediate family.

              (10) Subject to the rules of discovery applicable in adult criminal prosecutions, the juvenile offense records of an adult criminal defendant or witness in an adult criminal proceeding shall be released upon request to prosecution and defense counsel after a charge has actually been filed. The juvenile offense records of any adult convicted of a crime and placed under the supervision of the adult corrections system shall be released upon request to the adult corrections system.

              (11) In any case in which an information has been filed pursuant to RCW 13.40.100 or a complaint has been filed with the prosecutor and referred for diversion pursuant to RCW 13.40.070, the person the subject of the information or complaint may file a motion with the court to have the court vacate its order and findings, if any, and, subject to subsection (23) of this section, order the sealing of the official juvenile court file, the social file, and records of the court and of any other agency in the case.

              (12) The court shall not grant any motion to seal records made pursuant to subsection (11) of this section that is filed on or after July 1, 1997, unless it finds that:

              (a) For class B offenses other than sex offenses, since the last date of release from confinement, including full-time residential treatment, if any, or entry of disposition, the person has spent ((ten)) five consecutive years in the community without committing any offense or crime that subsequently results in conviction. For class C offenses other than sex offenses, since the last date of release from confinement, including full-time residential treatment, if any, or entry of disposition, the person has spent ((five)) two consecutive years in the community without committing any offense or crime that subsequently results in conviction. For gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors, since the last date of release from confinement, including full-time residential treatment, if any, or entry of disposition, the person has spent two consecutive years in the community without committing any offense or crime that subsequently results in conviction ((and the person is at least eighteen years old. For gross misdemeanors, since the last date of release from confinement, including full-time residential treatment, if any, or entry of disposition, the person has spent three consecutive years in the community without committing any offense or crime that subsequently results in conviction and the person is at least eighteen years old)). For diversions, since completion of the diversion agreement, the person has spent two consecutive years in the community without committing any offense or crime that subsequently results in conviction or diversion ((and the person is at least eighteen years old));

              (b) No proceeding is pending against the moving party seeking the conviction of a juvenile offense or a criminal offense;

              (c) No proceeding is pending seeking the formation of a diversion agreement with that person;

              (d) The person has not been convicted of a class A or sex offense; and

              (e) Full restitution has been paid.

              (13) The person making a motion pursuant to subsection (11) of this section shall give reasonable notice of the motion to the prosecution and to any person or agency whose files are sought to be sealed.

              (14) If the court grants the motion to seal made pursuant to subsection (11) of this section, it shall, subject to subsection (23) of this section, order sealed the official juvenile court file, the social file, and other records relating to the case as are named in the order. Thereafter, the proceedings in the case shall be treated as if they never occurred, and the subject of the records may reply accordingly to any inquiry about the events, records of which are sealed. Any agency shall reply to any inquiry concerning confidential or sealed records that records are confidential, and no information can be given about the existence or nonexistence of records concerning an individual.

              (15) Inspection of the files and records included in the order to seal may thereafter be permitted only by order of the court upon motion made by the person who is the subject of the information or complaint, except as otherwise provided in RCW 13.50.010(8) and subsection (23) of this section.

              (16) Any adjudication of a juvenile offense or a crime subsequent to sealing has the effect of nullifying the sealing order. Any charging of an adult felony subsequent to the sealing has the effect of nullifying the sealing order for the purposes of chapter 9.94A RCW. The administrative office of the courts shall ensure that the superior court judicial information system provides prosecutors access to information on the existence of sealed juvenile records.

              (17)(a) A person eighteen years of age or older whose criminal history consists of only one referral for diversion may request that the court order the records in that case destroyed. The request shall be granted, subject to subsection (23) of this section, if the court finds that two years have elapsed since completion of the diversion agreement.

              (b) A person twenty-three years of age or older whose criminal history consists of only referrals for diversion may request that the court order the records in those cases destroyed. The request shall be granted, subject to subsection (23) of this section, if the court finds that all diversion agreements have been successfully completed and no proceeding is pending against the person seeking the conviction of a criminal offense.

              (18) If the court grants the motion to destroy records made pursuant to subsection (17) of this section, it shall, subject to subsection (23) of this section, order the official juvenile court file, the social file, and any other records named in the order to be destroyed.

              (19) The person making the motion pursuant to subsection (17) of this section shall give reasonable notice of the motion to the prosecuting attorney and to any agency whose records are sought to be destroyed.

              (20) Any juvenile to whom the provisions of this section may apply shall be given written notice of his or her rights under this section at the time of his or her disposition hearing or during the diversion process.

              (21) Nothing in this section may be construed to prevent a crime victim or a member of the victim's family from divulging the identity of the alleged or proven juvenile offender or his or her family when necessary in a civil proceeding.

              (22) Any juvenile justice or care agency may, subject to the limitations in subsection (23) of this section and (a) and (b) of this subsection, develop procedures for the routine destruction of records relating to juvenile offenses and diversions.

              (a) Records may be routinely destroyed only when the person the subject of the information or complaint has attained twenty-three years of age or older, or is eighteen years of age or older and his or her criminal history consists entirely of one diversion agreement and two years have passed since completion of the agreement.

              (b) The court may not routinely destroy the official juvenile court file or recordings or transcripts of any proceedings.

              (23) No identifying information held by the Washington state patrol in accordance with chapter 43.43 RCW is subject to destruction or sealing under this section. For the purposes of this subsection, identifying information includes photographs, fingerprints, palmprints, soleprints, toeprints and any other data that identifies a person by physical characteristics, name, birthdate or address, but does not include information regarding criminal activity, arrest, charging, diversion, conviction or other information about a person's treatment by the criminal justice system or about the person's behavior.

              (24) Information identifying child victims under age eighteen who are victims of sexual assaults by juvenile offenders is confidential and not subject to release to the press or public without the permission of the child victim or the child's legal guardian. Identifying information includes the child victim's name, addresses, location, photographs, and in cases in which the child victim is a relative of the alleged perpetrator, identification of the relationship between the child and the alleged perpetrator. Information identifying a child victim of sexual assault may be released to law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, defense attorneys, or private or governmental agencies that provide services to the child victim of sexual assault."

 

              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "records;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and reenacting and amending RCW 13.50.050."

 

and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 3078 and advanced the bill, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.

 

FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED

 

             Representatives Dickerson and Delvin spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.

 

             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 3078, as amended by the Senate.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 3078, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Morris and Sullivan - 3.

  

             ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 3078, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

SENATE AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL

March 4, 2004

Mr. Speaker:

 

             The Senate has passed HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 4007, with the following amendment:

 

              Beginning on page 1, line 10, strike all material through "Washington." on page 3, line 19 and insert the following:

              "WHEREAS, Since the birth of this country, our nation owes our coal miners a debt we could never begin to repay for the difficult and dangerous job they perform so we could have the fuel we need to operate our industries and heat our homes; and

              WHEREAS, The energy needs of communities throughout the nation have been met due to the hard work and dedication of American coal miners; and

              WHEREAS, Millions of workers toiled in the nation's coal mines over the last century, risking both life and limb to fuel the nation's economic expansion, and through their manual labor made possible the technological conveniences of modern American life, though those contributions to the nation's welfare are generally unknown to the public; and

              WHEREAS, During the last century, over 100,000 coal miners have been killed in mining accidents in the nation's coal mines, and 3,500,000 coal miners have suffered nonfatal injuries; and

              WHEREAS, 100,000 coal miners have contracted Black Lung Disease as a direct result of their toil in the nation's coal mines; and

              WHEREAS, Coal provides 50 percent of the nation's electricity and is an essential fuel for industries such as steel, cement, chemical, food, and paper; and

              WHEREAS, Coal miners keep the nation supplied with an energy resource that produces electricity for the lowest cost, when compared to fuels other than nuclear, and which makes possible the country's unmatched productivity and prosperity; and

              WHEREAS, Coal miners provide a vital pool of labor with the expertise to produce energy supplies from vast national coal reserves, which serves to buffer the country from a dangerous dependence on foreign energy fuels; and

              WHEREAS, The United States has a demonstrated coal reserve of more than 500,000,000,000 tons, with an estimated 275,000,000,000 tons of recoverable reserves which, at current production rates, represents about 275 years of recoverable coal reserves; and

              WHEREAS, These coal reserves represent about 95 percent of all fossil fuel reserves in the United States, about one-fourth of the world's known coal reserves; and

              WHEREAS, Approximately two-thirds of all coal mined in the United States is transported by rail, making coal the largest single source of freight revenue for United States' railroads; and

              WHEREAS, Transportation by railroad provided jobs for thousands of workers who built the infrastructure, maintained it, and loaded and unloaded coal; and

              WHEREAS, It would be proper and fitting for our nation to recognize our coal miners, both past and present, for their contributions to this nation; and

              WHEREAS, Coal mining continues to be the economic engine for many communities, providing jobs to areas with little economic diversity; and

              WHEREAS, Coal mining provides an economic benefit far beyond its direct revenue, including billions of dollars in economic output and household earnings and hundreds of thousands of jobs in other industries;

              NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the United States Postal service issue a postage stamp commemorating American coal miners, which would hold the promise of illustrating a colorful and historically rich segment of society for the benefit of school children, stamp collectors, educators, and the public.

              BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable George W. Bush, President of the United States, the United States Postmaster General, the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee of the United States Postal Service, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each member of Congress from the State of Washington."

 

and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

             There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 4007 and advanced the joint memorial, as amended by the Senate, to final passage.

 

FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL AS SENATE AMENDED

 

             Representatives Hinkle and Linville spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.

 

             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding) stated the question before the House to be final passage of House Joint Memorial No. 4007, as amended by the Senate.

 

ROLL CALL

 

             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Joint Memorial No. 4007, as amended by the Senate, and the joint memorial passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 95, Nays - 0, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

             Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Benson, Blake, Boldt, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Chandler, Chase, Clements, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Delvin, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Hinkle, Holmquist, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Linville, Lovick, Mastin, McCoy, McDermott, McDonald, McIntire, McMahan, McMorris, Mielke, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Murray, Newhouse, Nixon, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Rockefeller, Rodne, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schindler, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Sehlin, Shabro, D. Simpson, G. Simpson, Skinner, Sommers, Sump, Talcott, Tom, Upthegrove, Veloria, Wallace, Wood, Woods and Mr. Speaker - 95.

             Excused: Representatives Edwards, Morris and Sullivan - 3.

  

             HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 4007, as amended by the Senate, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 4, 2004

Mr. Speaker:

 

             The Senate has passed THIRD ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1053 with the following amendment:

 

              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

 

              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. The legislature finds that:

              (1) Public confidence in government is essential. Public programs must continuously improve in quality, efficiency, and effectiveness in order to increase public trust;

              (2) Washington state government and other entities that receive tax dollars must continuously improve the way they operate and deliver services so citizens receive maximum value for their tax dollars;

              (3) State government must establish priorities for the delivery of governmental services and continually reassess the ability of state agencies, programs, and activities to contribute to those priorities. The highest priority programs must be evaluated to determine if they are operating at maximum efficiency, while the lowest priority programs must be assessed to determine their continued viability;

              (4) Fair, independent, professional performance audits of state agencies by the state auditor are essential to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. PRIORITIES OF GOVERNMENT. (1) The legislature finds that the highest priority functions of state government serve the following objectives:

              (a) Improve student achievement in elementary, middle, and high schools;

              (b) Improve the quality and productivity of, and respect for, the state's work force, including consideration of competitive compensation, realistic workloads, and recruitment and retention;

              (c) Improve the value of a state college or university education;

              (d) Improve the health of the state's citizens;

              (e) Improve the security of the state's vulnerable children and adults;

              (f) Improve the economic vitality of businesses and individuals;

              (g) Improve statewide mobility of people, goods, information, and energy;

              (h) Improve the safety of people and property;

              (i) Improve the quality of the state's natural resources; and

              (j) Improve cultural and recreational opportunities throughout the state.

              (2) The ten priority functions of state government identified in this section shall form the basis of the activity assessment under section 4 of this act.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. PRIORITIES OF GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT BOARD. (1) The priorities of government oversight board is established to oversee performance audits and priority-based activity assessments of state government agencies, programs, and activities as provided in sections 4 and 5 of this act.

              (2) The board shall consist of fifteen members as follows:

              (a) The director of financial management, who shall serve as chair;

              (b) The state auditor;

              (c) The chairs and ranking minority members of the senate committee on ways and means and the house of representatives committee on appropriations;

              (d) The legislative auditor of the joint legislative audit and review committee;

              (e) The director of the state institute for public policy;

              (f) One representative of the private sector with expertise in organizational improvement strategies, to be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor;

              (g) One representative of state employees, to be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the governor, in consultation with state employee organizations; and

              (h) Five citizens to be selected by the governor as follows: Each major caucus of the house of representatives and the senate shall submit a list of three names. The lists shall not include members of the legislature. The governor shall select one person from each list provided by each caucus and shall also select a fifth citizen of the governor's choice. The citizen appointees under this subsection (2)(h) shall be individuals who have a basic understanding of state government operations with knowledge and expertise in performance management, quality management, strategic planning, performance assessments, or closely related fields. The citizen appointees shall serve for terms of four years, with the terms expiring on June 30th on the fourth year of the term. However, in the case of the initial members, two members shall serve four-year terms, two members shall serve three-year terms, and one member shall serve a two-year term, with each of the terms expiring on June 30th of the applicable year. Appointees may be reappointed to serve more than one term.

              (3) The office of financial management shall provide lead staff support to the priorities of government oversight board. Additional staff support shall be provided by the other public members of the board.

              (4) The members of the priorities of government oversight board shall be reimbursed for travel expenses in accordance with RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060. Members of the committee who are not otherwise employed by the state shall be compensated under RCW 43.03.220.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. PRIORITIES OF GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY ASSESSMENTS. (1) By January 1st of each year, the priorities of government oversight board shall select one of the priority functions of government identified in section 2 of this act. By July 1st of each year, for all agency programs and activities within this priority function of government, the board shall determine the relative priority of each program and activity based on the program or activity's contribution to the overall objectives of the function.

              (2) Based on the priority list developed under subsection (1) of this section, the board shall select up to two priority programs or activities to be the subject of performance audits conducted under section 5 of this act. One of the programs or activities selected for a performance audit may be from a different priority objective under section 2 of this act. The programs or activities shall be selected for performance audits based on evidence that the program or activity would likely benefit from the evaluation and review.

              (3) Based on the priority list developed under subsection (1) of this section, one or more of the lowest priority programs or activities shall be the subject of activity assessments as provided in this subsection. The number and scope of activity assessments conducted under this subsection shall be determined by the board, subject to the availability of funds.

              (a) Each activity assessment shall be conducted by an independent contractor selected by the board. For each activity assessment, the contractor shall address the following questions:

              (i) Does the program or activity continue to serve the purpose for which it was created?

              (ii) In comparison to other programs and priorities, does this purpose continue to merit the use of the state's limited resources?

              (iii) Does this program or activity continue to contribute to the priorities of government identified in section 2 of this act?

              (iv) Are there better alternatives for the use of these resources or to accomplish the objective of the program or activity?

              (b) The board shall release the activity assessment to the citizens of the state, the governor, and the appropriate legislative committees. The board shall also submit proposed legislation, as appropriate, to implement the findings of the activity assessment.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. PERFORMANCE AUDITS. (1) The state auditor shall oversee performance audits of those agencies, programs, and activities identified by the board under the activity assessment process in section 4 of this act.

              (2) The board shall establish criteria for performance audits. Agencies shall be audited using criteria that include generally accepted government auditing standards as well as legislative mandates and performance objectives established by state agencies. Mandates include, but are not limited to, agency strategies, timelines, program objectives, and mission and goals as required in RCW 43.88.090.

              (3) The state auditor shall contract with public and private organizations to conduct the performance audits under this section. The audits may include an evaluation of:

              (a) Programs and services that can be eliminated, reduced, consolidated, or enhanced;

              (b) Identification of funding sources of the state agency, program, or activity that can be eliminated, reduced, consolidated, or enhanced;

              (c) Analysis of gaps and overlaps in programs and services and recommendations for improving, eliminating, blending, or separating functions to correct gaps or overlaps;

              (d) Evaluation of planning, budgeting, and program evaluation policies and practices;

              (e) Evaluation of personnel systems operation and management;

              (f) Evaluation of state purchasing operations and management policies and practices; and

              (g) Evaluation of organizational structure and staffing levels, particularly in terms of the ratio of managers and supervisors to nonmanagement personnel.

              (4) Audit staff shall have access to any state agency records, data, and other information deemed necessary to carry out the audit. State agencies shall provide the requested information at no cost and in a timely manner. In requesting information from state agencies, the audit staff shall seek to minimize duplication of effort by making maximum use of existing audit records, accreditation records and reports, and other existing program documentation.

              (5) The state auditor shall solicit comments on preliminary performance audit reports from the audited state agency, the governor, the office of financial management, the board, and the joint legislative audit and review committee.

              (6) The final reports shall be submitted to the board by the state auditor. The board and the state auditor shall jointly release final reports to the citizens of the state, the governor, and the appropriate legislative committees. The board and the state auditor shall also submit proposed legislation, as appropriate, to implement the findings of the performance audit. Final performance audit reports shall be available on the internet.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 43.88 RCW to read as follows:

              In addition to the authority given the state auditor in RCW 43.88.160(6), the state auditor is authorized to contract for and oversee performance audits pursuant to section 5 of this act.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 43.131 RCW to read as follows:

              The priorities of government oversight board created in section 3 of this act and the board's powers and duties shall be terminated June 30, 2010, as provided in section 8 of this act. The joint legislative audit and review committee shall contract with a private entity for the review in this chapter.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. A new section is added to chapter 43.131 RCW to read as follows:

              The following acts or parts of acts, as now existing or hereafter amended, are each repealed, effective June 30, 2011:

              (1) Section 1 of this act;

              (2) Section 2 of this act;

              (3) Section 3 of this act;

              (4) Section 4 of this act; and

              (5) Section 5 of this act.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 9. Sections 1 through 5 of this act constitute a new chapter in Title 43 RCW.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 10. Section captions used in this act are not any part of the law.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill or chapter number, is not provided by June 30, 2004, in the omnibus appropriations act, this act is null and void."

 

              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "accountability;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 43.88 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 43.131 RCW; adding a new chapter to Title 43 RCW; and creating new sections."

 

and the same is herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

             There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate amendments to THIRD ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1053, and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 3, 2004

Mr. Speaker:

 

             The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 3103 with the following amendment:

 

              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

 

"PART I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The purpose of the board is to:

              (1) Develop a statewide strategic master plan for higher education and continually monitor state and institution progress in meeting the vision, goals, priorities, and strategies articulated in the plan;

              (2) Based on objective data analysis, develop and recommend statewide policies to enhance the availability, quality, efficiency, and accountability of public higher education in Washington state;

              (3) Administer state and federal financial aid and other education services programs in a cost-effective manner;

              (4) Serve as an advocate on behalf of students and the overall system of higher education to the governor, the legislature, and the public;

              (5) Represent the broad public interest above the interests of the individual colleges and universities; and

              (6) Coordinate with the governing boards of the two and four-year institutions of higher education, the state board for community and technical colleges, the work force training and education coordinating board, and the superintendent of public instruction to create a seamless system of public education for the citizens of Washington state geared toward student success.

 

              Sec. 2. RCW 28B.80.380 and 1985 c 370 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

              ((The board shall establish advisory committees composed of members representing faculty, administrators, students, regents and trustees, and staff of the public institutions, the superintendent of public instruction, and the independent institutions.)) (1) The board shall establish an advisory council consisting of: The superintendent of public instruction; a representative of the state board of education appointed by the state board of education; a representative of the two-year system of the state board for community and technical colleges appointed by the state board for community and technical colleges; a representative of the work force training and education coordinating board appointed by the work force training and education coordinating board; one representative of the research universities appointed by the president of the University of Washington and the president of Washington State University; a representative of the regional universities and The Evergreen State College appointed through a process developed by the council of presidents; a representative of the faculty for the four-year institutions appointed by the council of faculty representatives; a representative of the proprietary schools appointed by the federation of private career schools and colleges; a representative of the independent colleges appointed by the independent colleges of Washington; and a faculty member in the community and technical college system appointed by the state board for community and technical colleges in consultation with the faculty unions.

              (2) The members of the advisory council shall each serve a two-year term except for the superintendent of public instruction, whose term is concurrent with his or her term of office.

              (3) The board shall meet with the advisory council at least quarterly and shall seek advice from the council regarding the board's discharge of its statutory responsibilities.

 

              Sec. 3. RCW 28B.80.400 and 2002 c 129 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              The members of the board, except the chair serving on June 13, 2002, and the student member, shall serve for terms of four years, the terms expiring on June 30th of the fourth year of the term except that in the case of initial members, two shall be appointed to two-year terms, three shall be appointed to three-year terms, and three shall be appointed to four-year terms. The student member shall hold his or her office for a term of one year from the first day of July. The chair serving on June 13, 2002, shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.

 

              Sec. 4. RCW 28B.80.430 and 1987 c 330 s 301 are each amended to read as follows:

              The board shall employ a director and may delegate agency management to the director. The director shall serve at the pleasure of the board, shall be the executive officer of the board, and shall, under the board's supervision, administer the provisions of this chapter. The executive director shall, with the approval of the board: (1) Employ necessary deputy and assistant directors and other exempt staff under chapter ((28B.16)) 41.06 RCW who shall serve at his or her pleasure on such terms and conditions as he or she determines and (2) subject to the provisions of chapter ((28B.16)) 41.06 RCW, appoint and employ such other employees as may be required for the proper discharge of the functions of the board. The executive director shall exercise such additional powers, other than rule making, as may be delegated by the board by resolution. In fulfilling the duties under this chapter, the board shall make extensive use of those state agencies with responsibility for implementing and supporting postsecondary education plans and policies including but not limited to appropriate legislative groups, the postsecondary education institutions, the office of financial management, the ((commission for vocational education)) work force training and education coordinating board, and the state board for community ((college education)) and technical colleges. Outside consulting and service agencies may also be employed. The board may compensate these groups and consultants in appropriate ways.

 

              Sec. 5. RCW 28B.80.200 and 1985 c 370 s 20 are each amended to read as follows:

              The higher education coordinating board is designated as the state commission as provided for in Section 1202 of the education amendments of 1972 (Public Law 92-318), as now or hereafter amended; and shall perform such functions as is necessary to comply with federal directives pertaining to the provisions of such law((: PROVIDED, That notwithstanding the provisions of RCW 28B.80.050, all members of the board shall have full voting powers in taking actions related to federal postsecondary educational planning functions as provided for in this section and RCW 28B.80.210 through 28B.80.240)).

 

PART II

POLICY AND PLANNING

 

              Sec. 6. RCW 28B.80.345 and 2003 c 130 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The board shall develop a statewide strategic master plan for higher education that proposes a vision and identifies goals and priorities for the system of higher education in Washington state. The plan shall encompass all sectors of higher education, including the two-year system, work force training, the four-year institutions, and financial aid. The board shall also specify strategies for maintaining and expanding access, affordability, quality, efficiency, and accountability among the various institutions of higher education.

              (2) In developing the statewide strategic master plan for higher education, the board shall collaborate with the four-year institutions of higher education including the council of presidents, the community and technical college system, and, when appropriate, the work force training and education coordinating board, the superintendent of public instruction, and the independent higher education institutions. The board shall identify and utilize models of regional planning and decision making before initiating a statewide planning process. The board shall also seek input from students, faculty organizations, community and business leaders in the state, members of the legislature, and the governor.

              (3) As a foundation for the statewide strategic master plan for higher education, the board shall ((develop and establish)) review role and mission statements for each of the four-year institutions of higher education and the community and technical college system. ((The board shall determine whether certain major lines of study or types of degrees, including applied degrees or research-oriented degrees, shall be assigned uniquely to some institutions or institutional sectors in order to create centers of excellence that focus resources and expertise)) The purpose of the review is to ensure institutional roles and missions are aligned with the overall state vision and priorities for higher education.

              (4) In assessing needs of the state's higher education system, the board may consider and analyze the following information:

              (a) Demographic, social, economic, and technological trends and their impact on service delivery;

              (b) The changing ethnic composition of the population and the special needs arising from those trends;

              (c) Business and industrial needs for a skilled work force;

              (d) College attendance, retention, transfer, and dropout rates;

              (e) Needs and demands for basic and continuing education and opportunities for lifelong learning by individuals of all age groups; and

              (f) Needs and demands for access to higher education by placebound students and individuals in heavily populated areas underserved by public institutions.

              (5) The statewide strategic master plan for higher education shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

              (a) Recommendations based on enrollment forecasts and analysis of data about demand for higher education, and policies and actions to meet those needs;

              (b) State or regional priorities for new or expanded degree programs or off-campus programs, including what models of service delivery may be most cost-effective;

              (c) Recommended policies or actions to improve the efficiency of student transfer and graduation or completion;

              (d) State or regional priorities for addressing needs in high-demand fields where enrollment access is limited and employers are experiencing difficulty finding enough qualified graduates to fill job openings;

              (e) Recommended tuition and fees policies and levels; and

              (f) Priorities and recommendations on financial aid.

              (6) The board shall present the vision, goals, priorities, and strategies in the statewide strategic master plan for higher education in a way that provides guidance for institutions, the governor, and the legislature to make further decisions regarding institution-level plans, policies, legislation, and operating and capital funding for higher education. In the statewide strategic master plan for higher education, the board shall recommend specific actions to be taken and identify measurable performance indicators and benchmarks for gauging progress toward achieving the goals and priorities.

              (7) Every four years by December 15th, beginning December 15, 2003, the board shall submit an interim statewide strategic master plan for higher education to the governor and the legislature. The interim plan shall reflect the expectations and policy directions of the legislative higher education and fiscal committees, and shall provide a timely and relevant framework for the development of future budgets and policy proposals. The legislature shall, by concurrent resolution, approve or recommend changes to the interim plan, following public hearings. The board shall submit the final plan, incorporating legislative changes, to the governor and the legislature by June of the year in which the legislature approves the concurrent resolution. The plan shall then become state higher education policy unless legislation is enacted to alter the policies set forth in the plan. The board shall report annually to the governor and the legislature on the progress being made by the institutions of higher education and the state to implement the strategic master plan.

              (8) Each four-year institution shall develop an institution-level strategic plan that implements the vision, goals, priorities, and strategies within the statewide strategic master plan for higher education based on the institution's role and mission. Institutional strategic plans shall also contain measurable performance indicators and benchmarks for gauging progress toward achieving the goals and priorities. The board shall review the institution-level plans to ensure the plans are aligned with and implement the statewide strategic master plan for higher education and shall periodically monitor institutions' progress toward achieving the goals and priorities within their plans.

              (9) The board shall also review the comprehensive master plan prepared by the state board for community and technical colleges for the community and technical college system under RCW 28B.50.090 to ensure the plan is aligned with and implements the statewide strategic master plan for higher education.

 

              Sec. 7. RCW 28B.80.330 and 2003 c 130 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The board shall ((perform the following planning duties in consultation)) collaborate with the four-year institutions including the council of presidents, the community and technical college system, and when appropriate the work force training and education coordinating board, the superintendent of public instruction, and the independent higher educational institutions((:

              (1) Review, evaluate, and make recommendations on operating and capital budget requests from four-year institutions and the community and technical college system, based on how the budget requests align with and implement the statewide strategic master plan for higher education under RCW 28B.80.345;

              (a))) to identify budget priorities and levels of funding for higher education, including the two and four-year institutions of higher education and state financial aid programs. It is the intent of the legislature that recommendations from the board reflect not merely the sum of budget requests from multiple institutions, but prioritized funding needs for the overall system of higher education.

              (2) By December of each odd-numbered year, the board shall distribute guidelines which outline the board's fiscal priorities to the institutions and the state board for community and technical colleges. The institutions and the state board for community and technical colleges shall submit an outline of their proposed budgets, identifying major components, to the board no later than August 1st of each even-numbered year.

              (3) The board shall review and evaluate the operating and capital budget requests from four-year institutions and the community and technical college system based on how the requests align with the board's budget priorities, the missions of the institutions, and the statewide strategic master plan for higher education under RCW 28B.80.345 (as recodified by this act).

              (4) The board shall submit recommendations on the proposed budgets and on the board's budget priorities to the office of financial management before November 1st of each even-numbered year, and to the legislature by January 1st of each odd-numbered year((;

              (b))).

              (5) Institutions and the state board for community and technical colleges shall submit any supplemental budget requests and revisions to the board at the same time they are submitted to the office of financial management. The board shall submit recommendations on the proposed supplemental budget requests to the office of financial management by November 1st and to the legislature by January 1st((;

              (2) Recommend legislation affecting higher education;

              (3) Prepare recommendations on merging or closing institutions; and

              (4) Develop criteria for identifying the need for new baccalaureate institutions)).

 

              Sec. 8. RCW 28B.80.335 and 2003 1st sp.s. c 8 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Beginning with the 2005-2007 biennial capital budget submittal, the public four-year institutions, in consultation with the council of presidents and the higher education coordinating board, shall prepare a single prioritized individual ranking of the individual projects proposed by the four-year institutions as provided in subsection (2) of this section. The public four-year institutions may aggregate minor works project requests into priority categories without separately ranking each minor project, provided that these aggregated minor works requests are ranked within the overall list. For repairs and improvements to existing facilities and systems, the rating and ranking of individual projects must be based on criteria or factors that include, but are not limited to, the age and condition of buildings or systems, the programmatic suitability of the building or system, and the activity/occupancy level supported by the building or system. For projects creating new space or capacity, the ratings and rankings of projects must be based upon criteria or factors that include, but are not limited to, measuring existing capacity and progress toward meeting increased space utilization levels as determined by the higher education coordinating board.

              (2) The single prioritized four-year project list shall be approved by the governing boards of each public four-year institution and shall be submitted to the office of financial management and the higher education coordinating board concurrent with the institution's submittal of their biennial capital budget requests.

              (3)(a) The higher education coordinating board, in consultation with the office of financial management and the joint legislative audit and review committee, shall develop common definitions that public four-year institutions and the state board for community and technical colleges shall use in developing their project lists under this section.

              (b) As part of its duties under RCW 28B.80.330(((4))) (as recodified by this act), the higher education coordinating board shall, as part of its biennial budget guidelines, disseminate, by December 1st of each odd-numbered year, the criteria framework, including general definitions, categories, and rating system, to be used by the public four-year institutions in the development of the prioritized four-year project list. The criteria framework shall specify the general priority order of project types based on criteria determined by the board, in consultation with the public four-year institutions.

              (c) Under RCW 28B.80.330(((4))) (as recodified by this act), the public four-year institutions shall submit a preliminary prioritized four-year project list to the higher education coordinating board by August 1st of each even-numbered year.

              (d) The state board for community and technical colleges shall, as part of its biennial capital budget request, submit a single prioritized ranking of the individual projects proposed for the community and technical colleges. The state board for community and technical colleges shall submit an outline of the prioritized community and technical college project list to the higher education coordinating board under RCW 28B.80.330(((4))) (as recodified by this act) by August 1st of each even-numbered year.

              (4) The higher education coordinating board, in consultation with the public four-year institutions, shall resolve any disputes or disagreements arising among the four-year institutions concerning the ranking of particular projects. Further, should one or more governing boards of the public four-year institutions fail to approve the prioritized four-year project list as required in this section, or should a prioritized project list not be submitted by the public four-year institutions concurrent with the submittal of their respective biennial capital budget requests as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the higher education coordinating board shall prepare the prioritized four-year institution project list itself.

              (5) In developing any rating and ranking of capital projects proposed by the two-year and four-year public universities and colleges, the board:

              (a) Shall be provided with available information by the public two-year and four-year institutions as deemed necessary by the board;

              (b) May utilize independent services to verify, sample, or evaluate information provided to the board by the two-year and four-year institutions; and

              (c) Shall have full access to all data maintained by the office of financial management and the joint legislative audit and review committee concerning the condition of higher education facilities.

              (6) Beginning with the 2005-2007 biennial capital budget submittal, the higher education coordinating board shall, in consultation with the state board for community and technical colleges and four-year colleges and universities, submit its capital budget recommendations and the separate two-year and four-year prioritized project lists.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 9. (1) The board shall develop a comprehensive and ongoing assessment process to analyze the need for additional degrees and programs, additional off-campus centers and locations for degree programs, and consolidation or elimination of programs by the four-year institutions.

              (2) As part of the needs assessment process, the board shall examine:

              (a) Projections of student, employer, and community demand for education and degrees, including liberal arts degrees, on a regional and statewide basis;

              (b) Current and projected degree programs and enrollment at public and private institutions of higher education, by location and mode of service delivery; and

              (c) Data from the work force training and education coordinating board and the state board for community and technical colleges on the supply and demand for work force education and certificates and associate degrees.

              (3) Every two years the board shall produce, jointly with the state board for community and technical colleges and the work force training and education coordinating board, an assessment of the number and type of higher education and training credentials required to match employer demand for a skilled and educated work force. The assessment shall include the number of forecasted net job openings at each level of higher education and training and the number of credentials needed to match the forecast of net job openings.

              (4) The board shall determine whether certain major lines of study or types of degrees, including applied degrees or research-oriented degrees, shall be assigned uniquely to some institutions or institutional sectors in order to create centers of excellence that focus resources and expertise.

              (5) The following activities are subject to approval by the board:

              (a) New degree programs by a four-year institution;

              (b) Creation of any off-campus program by a four-year institution;

              (c) Purchase or lease of major off-campus facilities by a four-year institution or a community or technical college;

              (d) Creation of higher education centers and consortia; and

              (e) New degree programs and creation of off-campus programs by an independent college or university in collaboration with a community or technical college.

              (6) Institutions seeking board approval under this section must demonstrate that the proposal is justified by the needs assessment developed under this section. Institutions must also demonstrate how the proposals align with or implement the statewide strategic master plan for higher education under RCW 28B.80.345 (as recodified by this act).

              (7) The board shall develop clear guidelines and objective decision-making criteria regarding approval of proposals under this section, which must include review and consultation with the institution and other interested agencies and individuals.

              (8) The board shall periodically recommend consolidation or elimination of programs at the four-year institutions, based on the needs assessment analysis.

 

              Sec. 10. RCW 28B.80.280 and 1998 c 245 s 23 are each amended to read as follows:

              The board shall((, in cooperation with the state institutions of higher education and the state board for community and technical colleges, establish and maintain a statewide transfer of credit policy and agreement. The policy and agreement shall, where feasible, include course and program descriptions consistent with statewide interinstitutional guidelines)) adopt statewide transfer and articulation policies that ensure efficient transfer of credits and courses across public two and four-year institutions of higher education. The intent of the policies is to create a statewide system of articulation and alignment between two and four-year institutions. Policies may address but are not limited to creation of a statewide system of course equivalency, creation of transfer associate degrees, statewide articulation agreements, applicability of technical courses toward baccalaureate degrees, and other issues. The institutions of higher education and the state board for community and technical colleges shall cooperate with the board in developing the statewide policies and shall provide support and staff resources as necessary to assist in ((developing and)) maintaining ((this policy and agreement. The statewide transfer of credit policy and agreement shall be effective beginning with the 1985-86 academic year)) the policies. The board shall submit a progress report to the higher education committees of the senate and house of representatives by December 1, 2006, by which time the legislature expects measurable improvement in alignment and transfer efficiency.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. (1) The board shall establish an accountability monitoring and reporting system as part of a continuing effort to make meaningful and substantial progress towards the achievement of long-term performance goals in higher education.

              (2) Based on guidelines prepared by the board, each four-year institution and the state board for community and technical colleges shall submit a biennial plan to achieve measurable and specific improvements each academic year on statewide and institution-specific performance measures. Plans shall be submitted to the board along with the biennial budget requests from the institutions and the state board for community and technical colleges. Performance measures established for the community and technical colleges shall reflect the role and mission of the colleges.

              (3) The board shall approve biennial performance targets for each four-year institution and for the community and technical college system and shall review actual achievements annually. The state board for community and technical colleges shall set biennial performance targets for each college or district, where appropriate.

              (4) The board shall submit a report on progress towards the statewide goals, with recommendations for the ensuing biennium, to the fiscal and higher education committees of the legislature along with the board's biennial budget recommendations.

              (5) The board, in collaboration with the four-year institutions and the state board for community and technical colleges, shall periodically review and update the accountability monitoring and reporting system.

              (6) The board shall develop measurable indicators and benchmarks for its own performance regarding cost, quantity, quality, and timeliness and including the performance of committees and advisory groups convened under this chapter to accomplish such tasks as improving transfer and articulation, improving articulation with the K-12 education system, measuring educational costs, or developing data protocols. The board shall submit its accountability plan to the legislature concurrently with the biennial report on institution progress.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. (1) In consultation with the institutions of higher education and state education agencies, the board shall identify the data needed to carry out its responsibilities for policy analysis, accountability, program improvements, and public information. The primary goals of the board's data collection and research are to describe how students and other beneficiaries of higher education are being served; to support higher education accountability; and to assist state policymakers and institutions in making policy decisions.

              (2) The board shall convene a research advisory group and shall collaborate with the group to identify the most cost-effective manner for the board to collect data or access existing data. The board shall work with the advisory group to develop research priorities, policies, and common definitions to maximize the reliability and consistency of data across institutions. The advisory group shall include representatives of public and independent higher education institutions and other state agencies, including the state board for community and technical colleges, the office of the superintendent of public instruction, the office of financial management, the employment security department, the work force training and education coordinating board, and other agencies as appropriate.

              (3) Specific protocols shall be developed by the board and the advisory group to protect the privacy of individual student records while ensuring the availability of student data for legitimate research purposes.

 

              Sec. 13. RCW 28B.80.350 and 1993 c 77 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              The board shall ((coordinate educational activities among all segments of higher education taking into account the educational programs, facilities, and other resources of both public and independent two and four-year colleges and universities. The four-year institutions and the state board for community and technical colleges shall coordinate information and activities with the board. The board shall)) have the following additional policy responsibilities:

              (1) ((Promote interinstitutional cooperation)) Perform periodic analyses of tuition, financial aid, faculty compensation, institution funding levels, enrollment, and other policy issues and provide reports to the governor and the legislature;

              (2) Establish minimum admission standards for four-year institutions, including a requirement that coursework in American sign language or an American Indian language shall satisfy any requirement for instruction in a language other than English that the board or the institutions may establish as a general undergraduate admissions requirement;

              (3) ((Establish transfer policies;

              (4))) Adopt rules implementing statutory residency requirements;

              (((5) Develop and administer reciprocity agreements with bordering states and the province of British Columbia;

              (6) Review and recommend compensation practices and levels for administrative employees, exempt under chapter 28B.16 RCW, and faculty using comparative data from peer institutions;

              (7) Monitor higher education activities for compliance with all relevant state policies for higher education;

              (8) Arbitrate disputes between and among four-year institutions or between and among four-year institutions and community colleges at the request of one or more of the institutions involved, or at the request of the governor, or from a resolution adopted by the legislature. The decision of the board shall be binding on the participants in the dispute;

              (9) Establish and implement a state system for collecting, analyzing, and distributing information;

              (10) Recommend to the governor and the legislature ways to remove any economic incentives to use off-campus program funds for on-campus activities; and

              (11))) (4) Make recommendations to increase minority participation, and monitor and report on the progress of minority participation in higher education;

              (5) In cooperation with the institutions of higher education, highlight and promote innovative programs to improve the quality of instruction, promote local and regional economic development, and enhance efficiency in higher education;

              (6) Manage competitive processes for awarding high demand enrollments authorized by the legislature. Public baccalaureate institutions and private independent institutions are eligible to apply for funding and may submit proposals; and

              (7) Recommend legislation affecting higher education.

 

              Sec. 14. RCW 28B.10.044 and 1997 c 48 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The ((higher education coordinating)) board shall annually develop information on the approximate amount of state support that students receive. For students at state-supported colleges and universities, the information shall include the approximate level of support received by students in each tuition category. That information may include consideration of the following: Expenditures included in the educational cost formula, revenue forgiven from waived tuition and fees, state-funded financial aid awarded to students at public institutions, and all or a portion of appropriated amounts not reflected in the educational cost formula for institutional programs and services that may affect or enhance the educational experience of students at a particular institution. For students attending a private college, university, or proprietary school, the information shall include the amount of state-funded financial aid awarded to students attending the institution.

              (2) Beginning July 30, 1993, the board shall annually provide information appropriate to each institution's student body to each state-supported four-year institution of higher education and to the state board for community and technical colleges for distribution to community colleges and technical colleges.

              (3) Beginning July 30, 1993, the board shall annually provide information on the level of financial aid received by students at that institution to each private university, college, or proprietary school, that enrolls students receiving state-funded financial aid.

              (4) Beginning with the 1997 fall academic term, each institution of higher education described in subsection (2) or (3) of this section shall provide to students at the institution information on the approximate amount that the state is contributing to the support of their education. Information provided to students at each state-supported college and university shall include the approximate amount of state support received by students in each tuition category at that institution. The amount of state support shall be based on the information provided by the ((higher education coordinating)) board under subsections (1) through (3) of this section. The information shall be provided to students at the beginning of each academic term through one or more of the following: Registration materials, class schedules, tuition and fee billing packets, student newspapers, or via e-mail or kiosk.

 

              Sec. 15. RCW 28B.15.070 and 1995 1st sp.s. c 9 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The ((higher education coordinating)) board, in consultation with the house of representatives and senate committees responsible for higher education, the respective fiscal committees of the house of representatives and senate, the office of financial management, the state board for community and technical colleges, and the state institutions of higher education, shall develop ((by December of every fourth year beginning in 1989, definitions, criteria, and procedures for determining)) standardized methods and protocols for measuring the undergraduate and graduate educational costs for the state universities, regional universities, and community colleges, including but not limited to the costs of instruction, costs to provide degrees in specific fields, and costs for precollege remediation.

              (2) ((Every four years, the state institutions of higher education in cooperation with the higher education coordinating board shall perform an educational cost study pursuant to subsection (1) of this section. The study shall be conducted based on every fourth academic year beginning with 1989-90. Institutions shall complete the studies within one year of the end of the study year and report the results to the higher education coordinating board for consolidation, review, and distribution.)) By December 1, 2004, the board must propose a schedule of regular cost study reports intended to meet the information needs of the governor's office and the legislature and the requirements of RCW 28B.10.044 and submit the proposed schedule to the higher education and fiscal committees of the house of representatives and the senate for their review.

              (3) ((In order to conduct the study required by subsection (2) of this section, the higher education coordinating board, in cooperation with)) The institutions of higher education((, shall develop a methodology that requires the collection of comparable educational cost data, which utilizes a faculty activity analysis or similar instrument)) shall participate in the development of cost study methods and shall provide all necessary data in a timely fashion consistent with the protocols developed.

 

              Sec. 16. RCW 28B.15.076 and 1995 1st sp.s. c 9 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

              The ((higher education coordinating)) board shall determine and transmit amounts constituting approved undergraduate and graduate educational costs to the several boards of regents and trustees of the state institutions of higher education by November 10 of each even-numbered year ((except the year 1990 for which the transmittal shall be made by December 17)).

 

              Sec. 17. RCW 28B.80.175 and 1994 c 222 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              The higher education coordinating board shall work with the state board of education ((to establish the task force under RCW 28A.305.285)), the superintendent of public instruction, the state board for community and technical colleges, the work force training and education coordinating board, two and four-year institutions of higher education, and school districts to improve coordination, articulation, and transitions among the state's systems of education. The goal of improved coordination is increased student success. Topics to address include: Expansion of dual enrollment options for students; articulation agreements between institutions of higher education and high schools; improved alignment of high school preparatory curriculum and college readiness. The board, in conjunction with the other education agencies, shall submit a biennial update on the work accomplished and planned under this section to the education and higher education committees of the legislature, beginning January 15, 2005.

 

PART III

EDUCATION SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

 

              Sec. 18. RCW 28B.80.360 and 1998 c 245 s 24 are each amended to read as follows:

              ((The board shall perform the following administrative responsibilities:

              (1))) In addition to administrative responsibilities assigned in this chapter, the board shall administer the programs set forth in the following statutes: RCW 28A.600.100 through 28A.600.150 (Washington scholars); ((chapter 28B.04 RCW (displaced homemakers);)) chapter 28B.85 RCW (degree-granting institutions); ((RCW 28B.10.210 through 28B.10.220 (blind students subsidy); RCW 28B.10.800 through 28B.10.824 (student financial aid program))) chapter 28B.-- RCW (as created in section 78 of this act) (state need grant); chapter 28B.12 RCW (work study); ((RCW 28B.15.067 (establishing tuition and fees);)) RCW 28B.15.543 (tuition waivers for Washington scholars); RCW 28B.15.760 through 28B.15.766 (math and science loans); ((RCW 28B.80.150 through 28B.80.170 (student exchange compact); RCW 28B.80.240 (student aid programs); and RCW 28B.80.210 (federal programs).

              (2) Study the delegation of the administration of the following: RCW 28B.65.040 through 28B.65.060 (high-technology board); chapter 28B.85 RCW (degree-granting institutions); RCW 28B.80.150 through 28B.80.170 (student exchange compact programs); RCW 28B.80.200 (state commission for federal law purposes); RCW 28B.80.210 (enumerated federal programs); RCW 28B.80.230 (receipt of federal funds); RCW 28B.80.240 (student financial aid programs); RCW 28A.600.120 through 28A.600.150 (Washington scholars); RCW 28B.15.543 (Washington scholars); RCW 28B.04.020 through 28B.04.110 (displaced homemakers); RCW 28B.10.215 and 28B.10.220 (blind students); RCW 28B.10.790, 28B.10.792, and 28B.10.802 through 28B.10.844 (student financial aid); RCW 28B.12.040 through 28B.12.070 (student work study);)) RCW 28B.15.100 (reciprocity agreement); RCW 28B.15.730 through 28B.15.736 (Oregon reciprocity); RCW 28B.15.750 through 28B.15.754 (Idaho reciprocity); RCW 28B.15.756 and 28B.15.758 (British Columbia reciprocity); ((and RCW 28B.15.760 through 28B.15.764 (math/science loans))) chapter 28B.101 RCW (educational opportunity grant); chapter 28B.102 RCW (future teachers conditional scholarship); chapter 28B.108 RCW (American Indian endowed scholarship); chapter 28B.109 RCW (Washington international exchange scholarship); chapter 28B.115 RCW (health professional conditional scholarship); chapter 28B.119 RCW (Washington promise scholarship); and chapter 28B.133 RCW (gaining independence for students with dependents).

 

              Sec. 19. RCW 28B.10.859 and 1989 c 187 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              For the purposes of RCW 28B.10.866 through 28B.10.873 (as recodified by this act), "private donation" includes assessments by commodity commissions authorized to conduct research activities including but not limited to research studies authorized under RCW 15.66.030 and 15.65.040.

 

              Sec. 20. RCW 28B.10.868 and 1991 sp.s. c 13 s 99 are each amended to read as follows:

              Funds appropriated by the legislature for the distinguished professorship program shall be deposited in the distinguished professorship trust fund. At the request of the higher education coordinating board under RCW 28B.10.870 (as recodified by this act), the treasurer shall release the state matching funds to the designated institution's local endowment fund. No appropriation is required for expenditures from the fund.

 

              Sec. 21. RCW 28B.10.873 and 1987 c 8 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

              A distinguished professorship program established under chapter 343, Laws of 1985 shall continue to operate under RCW 28B.10.866 through 28B.10.872 (as recodified by this act) and the requirements of RCW 28B.10.866 through 28B.10.872 (as recodified by this act) shall apply.

 

              Sec. 22. RCW 28B.10.882 and 1991 sp.s. c 13 s 88 are each amended to read as follows:

              Funds appropriated by the legislature for the graduate fellowship program shall be deposited in the graduate fellowship trust fund. At the request of the higher education coordinating board under RCW 28B.10.884 (as recodified by this act), the treasurer shall release the state matching funds to the designated institution's local endowment fund. No appropriation is required for expenditures from the fund.

 

              Sec. 23. RCW 28B.80.160 and 1995 c 217 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              In the development of any such plans as called for within RCW 28B.80.150 (as recodified by this act), the board shall use at least the following criteria:

              (1) Students who are eligible to attend compact-authorized programs in other states shall meet the Washington residency requirements of chapter 28B.15 RCW prior to being awarded tuition assistance.

              (2) For recipients named after January 1, 1995, the tuition assistance shall be in the form of loans that may be completely forgiven in exchange for the student's service within the state of Washington after graduation. The requirements for such service and provisions for loan forgiveness shall be determined in rules adopted by the board.

              (3) If appropriations are insufficient to fund all students qualifying under subsection (1) of this section, then the plans shall include criteria for student selection that would be in the best interest in meeting the state's educational needs, as well as recognizing the financial needs of students.

              (4) Receipts from the payment of principal or interest or any other subsidies to which the board as administrator is entitled, that are paid by or on behalf of participants under this section, shall be deposited with the board and placed in an account created in this section and shall be used to cover the costs of granting the scholarships, maintaining necessary records, and making collections. The board shall maintain accurate records of these costs, and all receipts beyond those necessary to pay such costs shall be used to grant conditional loans to eligible students.

              (5) The Washington interstate commission on higher education professional student exchange program trust fund is created in the custody of the state treasurer. All receipts from loan repayment shall be deposited into the fund. Only the higher education coordinating board, or its designee, may authorize expenditures from the fund. No appropriation is required for expenditures from this fund.

 

              Sec. 24. RCW 28B.80.245 and 1999 c 159 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Recipients of the Washington scholars award or the Washington scholars-alternate award under RCW 28A.600.100 through 28A.600.150 who choose to attend an independent college or university in this state, as defined in subsection (4) of this section, and recipients of the award named after June 30, 1994, who choose to attend a public college or university in the state may receive grants under this section if moneys are available. The higher education coordinating board shall distribute grants to eligible students under this section from moneys appropriated for this purpose. The individual grants shall not exceed, on a yearly basis, the yearly, full-time, resident, undergraduate tuition and service and activities fees in effect at the state-funded research universities. Grants to recipients attending an independent institution shall be contingent upon the institution matching on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis, either with actual money or by a waiver of fees, the amount of the grant received by the student from the state. The higher education coordinating board shall establish procedures, by rule, to disburse the awards as direct grants to the students.

              (2) The higher education coordinating board shall establish rules that provide for the annual awarding of grants, if moneys are available, to three Washington scholars per legislative district; and, if not used by an original recipient, to the Washington scholars-alternate from the same legislative district.

              Beginning with scholars selected in the year 2000, if the recipients of grants fail to demonstrate in a timely manner that they will enroll in a Washington institution of higher education in the fall term of the academic year following the award of the grant or are deemed by the higher education coordinating board to have withdrawn from college during the first academic year following the award, then the grant shall be considered relinquished. The higher education coordinating board may then award any remaining grant amounts to the Washington scholars-alternate from the same legislative district if the grants are awarded within one calendar year of the recipient being named a Washington scholars-alternate. Washington scholars-alternates named as recipients of the grant must also demonstrate in a timely manner that they will enroll in a Washington institution of higher education during the next available term, as determined by the higher education coordinating board. The board may accept appeals and grant waivers to the enrollment requirements of this section based on exceptional mitigating circumstances of individual grant recipients.

              To maintain eligibility for the grants, recipients must maintain a minimum grade point average at the college or university equivalent to 3.30. Students shall be eligible to receive a maximum of twelve quarters or eight semesters of grants for undergraduate study and may transfer among in-state public and independent colleges and universities during that period and continue to receive the grant as provided under RCW 28B.80.246 (as recodified by this act). If the student's cumulative grade point average falls below 3.30 during the first three quarters or two semesters, that student may petition the higher education coordinating board which shall have the authority to establish a probationary period until such time as the student's grade point average meets required standards.

              (3) No grant shall be awarded to any student who is pursuing a degree in theology.

              (4) As used in this section, "independent college or university" means a private, nonprofit educational institution, the main campus of which is permanently situated in the state, open to residents of the state, providing programs of education beyond the high school level leading at least to the baccalaureate degree, and accredited by the northwest association of schools and colleges as of June 9, 1988, and other institutions as may be developed that are approved by the higher education coordinating board as meeting equivalent standards as those institutions accredited under this section.

              (5) As used in this section, "public college or university" means an institution of higher education as defined in RCW 28B.10.016.

 

              Sec. 25. RCW 28B.80.246 and 1995 1st sp.s. c 5 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              Students receiving grants under RCW 28B.80.245 (as recodified by this act) or waivers under RCW 28B.15.543 are entitled to transfer among in-state public and independent colleges or universities and to continue to receive award benefits, as provided in this section, in the form of a grant or waiver of tuition and services and activities fees while enrolled at such institutions during the period of eligibility. The total grants or waivers for any one student shall not exceed twelve quarters or eight semesters of undergraduate study.

              (1) Scholars named to the award on or before June 30, 1994, may transfer between in-state public institutions, or from an eligible independent college or university to an in-state public institution of higher education, and are entitled to receive the waiver of tuition and services and activities fees.

              (2) Scholars named to the award on or before June 30, 1994, may transfer from an in-state public institution to an eligible independent college or university, or between eligible independent colleges or universities, and continue to receive a grant contingent upon available funding.

              (3) Scholars named to the award after June 30, 1994, may transfer among in-state public or private colleges and universities and continue to receive the grant contingent upon available funding.

              (4) In addition, scholars who transfer to an eligible independent institution may receive the grant contingent upon the agreement of the school to match on at least a dollar-for-dollar basis, either with actual money or by a waiver of fees, the amount of the grant received by the student from the state.

 

              Sec. 26. RCW 28B.80.620 and 1999 c 177 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The higher education coordinating board, in consultation with the state board of education has the following powers and duties in administering the pilot program established in RCW 28B.80.622 (as recodified by this act):

              (a) To adopt rules necessary to carry out the program;

              (b) To establish one or more review committees to assist in the evaluation of proposals for funding. The review committee shall include individuals with significant experience in higher education in areas relevant to one or more of the funding period priorities and shall include representatives from elementary, two-year, and four-year sectors of education;

              (c) To award grants no later than September 1st in those years when funding is available by June 30th;

              (d) To establish each biennium specific guidelines for submitting grant proposals consistent with the overall goals of the program. During the 1999-2001 biennium, the guidelines shall be consistent with the following desired outcomes of:

              (i) Designing a college-level course for enrollment of selected high school seniors interested in teaching careers and students enrolled in a school-based future teachers academy;

              (ii) Designing discipline-based lower division courses that are thematically linked to state student learning goals, essential academic learning requirements, and upper division courses in the interdisciplinary arts and science curriculum and supportive of teaching areas appropriate for prospective teachers;

              (iii) Designing a preprofessional educational studies minor that would be pursued by prospective kindergarten through eighth grade teachers in conjunction with an interdisciplinary arts and science major;

              (iv) Designing mentoring and service learning activities at the community college level that would provide prospective teachers with an orientation to professional education; and

              (v) Designing a process for satisfying certification requirements that encompasses pedagogical coursework and school-based internships cognizant of the financial constraints of working students.

              (2) The pilot project in this section shall conclude no later than January 1, 2005.

              (3) Beginning on December 31, 2001, the higher education coordinating board shall submit an annual written report to the education and higher education committees of the legislature, the state board of education, and the office of the superintendent of public instruction on the status of the pilot project.

 

              Sec. 27. RCW 28B.80.626 and 1999 c 177 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

              The higher education coordinating board teacher training pilot account is established in the custody of the state treasurer. The higher education coordinating board shall deposit in the account all moneys received under RCW 28B.80.624 (as recodified by this act). Moneys in the account may be spent only for the purposes of RCW 28B.80.622 (as recodified by this act). Disbursements from the account shall be on the authorization of the higher education coordinating board. The account is subject to the allotment procedure provided under chapter 43.88 RCW, but no appropriation is required for disbursements.

 

PART IV

TRANSFER DISPLACED HOMEMAKER PROGRAM

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 28. (1) The powers, duties, and functions of administering the displaced homemaker program under chapter 28B.04 RCW are hereby transferred from the higher education coordinating board to the state board for community and technical colleges.

              (2)(a) All reports, documents, surveys, books, records, files, papers, or written material in the possession of the higher education coordinating board related to the displaced homemaker program shall be delivered to the custody of the state board for community and technical colleges. All cabinets, furniture, office equipment, motor vehicles, and other tangible property employed by the higher education coordinating board for the displaced homemaker program shall be made available to the state board for community and technical colleges. All funds, credits, or other assets held by the higher education coordinating board for the displaced homemaker program shall be assigned to the state board for community and technical colleges.

              (b) If any question arises as to the transfer of any personnel, funds, books, documents, records, papers, files, equipment, or other tangible property used or held in the exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties and functions transferred, the director of financial management shall make a determination as to the proper allocation and certify the same to the state agencies concerned.

              (c) Any appropriations made in connection with the powers, duties, and functions transferred by this act shall, on the effective date of this section, be transferred and credited to the state board for community and technical colleges.

              (3) All employees of the higher education coordinating board related to the displaced homemaker program are transferred to the jurisdiction of the state board for community and technical colleges. All employees classified under chapter 41.06 RCW, the state civil service law, are assigned to the state board for community and technical colleges to perform their usual duties upon the same terms as formerly, without any loss of rights, subject to any action that may be appropriate thereafter in accordance with the laws and rules governing state civil service.

              (4) All rules and all pending business before the higher education coordinating board related to the displaced homemaker program shall be continued and acted upon by the state board for community and technical colleges. All existing contracts and obligations shall remain in full force and shall be performed by the state board for community and technical colleges.

              (5) The transfer of the powers, duties, functions, and personnel of the higher education coordinating board related to the displaced homemaker program shall not affect the validity of any act performed before the effective date of this section.

              (6) If apportionments of budgeted funds are required because of the transfers directed by this section, the director of financial management shall certify the apportionments to the agencies affected, the state auditor, and the state treasurer. Each of these shall make the appropriate transfer and adjustments in funds and appropriation accounts and equipment records in accordance with the certification.

 

              Sec. 29. RCW 28B.04.020 and 1985 c 370 s 36 are each amended to read as follows:

              The legislature finds that homemakers are an unrecognized part of the work force who make an invaluable contribution to the strength, durability, and purpose of our state.

              The legislature further finds that there is an increasing number of persons in this state who, having fulfilled a role as homemaker, find themselves "displaced" in their middle years through divorce, death of spouse, disability of spouse, or other loss of family income of a spouse. As a consequence, displaced homemakers are very often left with little or no income; they are ineligible for categorical welfare assistance; they are subject to the highest rate of unemployment of any sector of the work force; they face continuing discrimination in employment because of their age and lack of recent paid work experience; they are ineligible for unemployment insurance because they have been engaged in unpaid labor in the home; they are ineligible for social security benefits because they are too young, and many never qualify because they have been divorced from the family wage earner; they may have lost beneficiaries' rights under employer's pension and health plans through divorce or death of spouse; and they are often unacceptable to private health insurance plans because of their age.

              It is the purpose of this chapter to establish guidelines under which the ((higher education coordinating board)) state board for community and technical colleges shall contract to establish multipurpose service centers and programs to provide necessary training opportunities, counseling, and services for displaced homemakers so that they may enjoy the independence and economic security vital to a productive life.

 

              Sec. 30. RCW 28B.04.030 and 1985 c 370 s 37 are each amended to read as follows:

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

              (1) "Board" means the ((higher education coordinating board)) state board for community and technical colleges.

              (2) "Center" means a multipurpose service center for displaced homemakers as described in RCW 28B.04.040.

              (3) "Program" means those programs described in RCW 28B.04.050 which provide direct, outreach, and information and training services which serve the needs of displaced homemakers.

              (4) "Displaced homemaker" means an individual who:

              (a) Has worked in the home for ten or more years providing unsalaried household services for family members on a full-time basis; and

              (b) Is not gainfully employed;

              (c) Needs assistance in securing employment; and

              (d) Has been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income, or has been dependent on federal assistance but is no longer eligible for that assistance, or is supported as the parent of minor children by public assistance or spousal support but whose children are within two years of reaching their majority.

 

              Sec. 31. RCW 28B.04.080 and 1985 c 370 s 42 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The board shall consult and cooperate with the department of social and health services; the ((state board for community college education)) higher education coordinating board; the superintendent of public instruction; the ((commission for vocational education)) work force training and education coordinating board; the employment security department; the department of labor and industries; sponsoring agencies under the federal comprehensive employment and training act (87 Stat. 839; 29 U.S.C. Sec. 801 et seq.), and any other persons or agencies as the board deems appropriate to facilitate the coordination of centers established under this chapter with existing programs of a similar nature.

              (2) Annually on July 1st, each agency listed in subsection (1) of this section shall submit a description of each service or program under its jurisdiction which would support the programs and centers established by this chapter and the funds available for such support.

              (3) The board shall serve as a clearinghouse for displaced homemaker information and resources and shall compile and disseminate statewide information to the centers, related agencies, and interested persons upon request.

 

              Sec. 32. RCW 28B.04.085 and 1987 c 230 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The executive coordinator of the ((higher education coordinating)) board shall establish an advisory committee, to be known as the displaced homemaker program advisory committee.

              (2) The advisory committee shall be advisory to the executive coordinator and staff of the board.

              (3) Committee membership shall not exceed twenty-two persons and shall be geographically and generally representative of the state. At least one member of the advisory committee shall either be or recently have been a displaced homemaker.

              (4) Functions of the advisory committee shall be:

              (a) To provide advice on all aspects of administration of the displaced homemaker program, including content of program rules, guidelines, and application procedures;

              (b) To assist in coordination of activities under the displaced homemaker program with related activities of other state and federal agencies, with particular emphasis on facilitation of coordinated funding.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 33. Sections 28 through 32 of this act take effect July 1, 2005.

 

PART V

STATE NEED GRANT

 

              Sec. 34. RCW 28B.10.800 and 1999 c 345 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              The purposes of ((RCW 28B.10.800 through 28B.10.824)) this chapter are to establish the principles upon which the state financial aid programs will be based and to establish the state of Washington state need grant program, thus assisting financially needy or disadvantaged students domiciled in Washington to obtain the opportunity of attending an accredited institution of higher education((, as defined in RCW 28B.10.802(1))). State need grants under ((RCW 28B.10.800 through 28B.10.824)) this chapter are available only to students who are resident students as defined in RCW 28B.15.012(2) (a) through (d).

 

              Sec. 35. RCW 28B.10.802 and 2002 c 187 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              As used in ((RCW 28B.10.800 through 28B.10.824)) this chapter:

              (1) "Institution or institutions of higher education" ((shall mean (1) [(a)])) means:

              (a) Any public university, college, community college, or ((vocational-technical institute)) technical college operated by the state of Washington or any political subdivision thereof; or

              (((2) [(b)])) (b) Any other university, college, school, or institute in the state of Washington offering instruction beyond the high school level which is a member institution of an accrediting association recognized by rule of the board for the purposes of this section: PROVIDED, That any institution, branch, extension or facility operating within the state of Washington which is affiliated with an institution operating in another state must be a separately accredited member institution of any such accrediting association, or a branch of a member institution of an accrediting association recognized by rule of the board for purposes of this section, that is eligible for federal student financial aid assistance and has operated as a nonprofit college or university delivering on-site classroom instruction for a minimum of twenty consecutive years within the state of Washington, and has an annual enrollment of at least seven hundred full-time equivalent students: PROVIDED FURTHER, That no institution of higher education shall be eligible to participate in a student financial aid program unless it agrees to and complies with program rules and regulations adopted pursuant to RCW 28B.10.822 (as recodified by this act).

              (2) ((The term)) "Financial aid" ((shall mean)) means loans and/or grants to needy students enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student at institutions of higher education.

              (3) ((The term)) "Needy student" ((shall mean)) means a post high school student of an institution of higher ((learning as defined in subsection (1) of this section)) education who demonstrates to the board the financial inability, either through the student's parents, family and/or personally, to meet the total cost of board, room, books, and tuition and incidental fees for any semester or quarter.

              (4) ((The term)) "Disadvantaged student" ((shall mean)) means a post high school student who by reason of adverse cultural, educational, environmental, experiential, familial or other circumstances is unable to qualify for enrollment as a full time student in an institution of higher ((learning)) education, who would otherwise qualify as a needy student, and who is attending an institution of higher ((learning)) education under an established program designed to qualify the student for enrollment as a full time student.

              (5) (("Commission" or)) "Board" ((shall mean)) means the higher education coordinating board.

 

              Sec. 36. RCW 28B.10.804 and 1999 c 345 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              The board shall be cognizant of the following guidelines in the performance of its duties:

              (1) The board shall be research oriented, not only at its inception but continually through its existence.

              (2) The board shall coordinate all existing programs of financial aid except those specifically dedicated to a particular institution by the donor.

              (3) The board shall take the initiative and responsibility for coordinating all federal student financial aid programs to ensure that the state recognizes the maximum potential effect of these programs, and shall design state programs that complement existing federal, state, and institutional programs. The board shall ensure that state programs continue to follow the principle that state financial aid funding follows the student to the student's choice of institution of higher education.

              (4) Counseling is a paramount function of the state need grant and other state student financial aid programs, and in most cases could only be properly implemented at the institutional levels; therefore, state student financial aid programs shall be concerned with the attainment of those goals which, in the judgment of the board, are the reasons for the existence of a student financial aid program, and not solely with administration of the program on an individual basis.

              (5) The "package" approach of combining loans, grants and employment for student financial aid shall be the conceptual element of the state's involvement.

              (6) The board shall ensure that allocations of state appropriations for financial aid are made to individuals and institutions in a timely manner and shall closely monitor expenditures to avoid under or overexpenditure of appropriated funds.

 

              Sec. 37. RCW 28B.10.808 and 1999 c 345 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

              In awarding need grants, the board shall proceed substantially as follows: PROVIDED, That nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent the board, in the exercise of its sound discretion, from following another procedure when the best interest of the program so dictates:

              (1) The board shall annually select the financial aid award recipients from among Washington residents applying for student financial aid who have been ranked according to financial need as determined by the amount of the family contribution and other considerations brought to the board's attention.

              (2) The financial need of the highest ranked students shall be met by grants depending upon the evaluation of financial need until the total allocation has been disbursed. Funds from grants which are declined, forfeited or otherwise unused shall be reawarded until dispersed.

              (3) A student shall be eligible to receive a state need grant for up to five years, or the credit or clock hour equivalent of five years, or up to one hundred twenty-five percent of the published length of time of the student's program. A student may not start a new associate degree program as a state need grant recipient until at least five years have elapsed since earning an associate degree as a need grant recipient, except that a student may earn two associate degrees concurrently. Qualifications for renewal will include maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward completion of an eligible program as determined by the board. Should the recipient terminate his or her enrollment for any reason during the academic year, the unused portion of the grant shall be returned to the state educational grant fund by the institution according to the institution's own policy for issuing refunds, except as provided in RCW 28B.10.8081 (as recodified by this act).

              (4) In computing financial need, the board shall determine a maximum student expense budget allowance, not to exceed an amount equal to the total maximum student expense budget at the public institutions plus the current average state appropriation per student for operating expense in the public institutions.

 

              Sec. 38. RCW 28B.10.8081 and 1991 c 164 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              Under rules adopted by the board, the provisions of RCW 28B.10.808(3) (as recodified by this act) shall not apply to eligible students, as defined in RCW 28B.10.017, and eligible students shall not be required to repay the unused portions of grants received under the state student financial aid program.

 

              Sec. 39. RCW 28B.10.810 and 1999 c 345 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

              For a student to be eligible for a state need grant a student must:

              (1) Be a "needy student" or "disadvantaged student" as determined by the board in accordance with RCW 28B.10.802 (3) and (4) (as recodified by this act).

              (2) Have been domiciled within the state of Washington for at least one year.

              (3) Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at an institution of higher education in Washington as defined in RCW 28B.10.802(1) (as recodified by this act).

              (4) Have complied with all the rules and regulations adopted by the board for the administration of ((RCW 28B.10.800 through 28B.10.824)) this chapter.

 

              Sec. 40. RCW 28B.10.816 and 1969 ex.s. c 222 s 16 are each amended to read as follows:

              A state financial aid recipient under ((RCW 28B.10.800 through 28B.10.824)) this chapter shall apply the award toward the cost of tuition, room, board, books and fees at the institution of higher education attended.

 

              Sec. 41. RCW 28B.10.818 and 1969 ex.s. c 222 s 17 are each amended to read as follows:

              Funds appropriated for student financial assistance to be granted pursuant to ((RCW 28B.10.800 through 28B.10.824)) this chapter shall be disbursed as determined by the ((commission)) board.

 

              Sec. 42. RCW 28B.10.820 and 1969 ex.s. c 222 s 18 are each amended to read as follows:

              The ((commission)) board shall be authorized to accept grants, gifts, bequests, and devises of real and personal property from any source for the purpose of granting financial aid in addition to that funded by the state.

 

              Sec. 43. RCW 28B.10.822 and 1999 c 345 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

              The board shall adopt rules as may be necessary or appropriate for effecting the provisions of ((RCW 28B.10.800 through 28B.10.824 and 28B.10.801, and not in conflict with RCW 28B.10.800 through 28B.10.824)) this chapter, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW, the administrative procedure act.

 

              Sec. 44. RCW 28B.10.790 and 1985 c 370 s 54 are each amended to read as follows:

              Washington residents attending any nonprofit college or university in another state which has a reciprocity agreement with the state of Washington shall be eligible for the student financial aid program outlined in ((RCW 28B.10.800 through 28B.10.824)) chapter 28B.-- RCW (as created in section 78 of this act) if (1) they qualify as a "needy student" under RCW 28B.10.802(3) (as recodified by this act), and (2) the institution attended is a member institution of an accrediting association recognized by rule of the higher education coordinating board for the purposes of this section and is specifically encompassed within or directly affected by such reciprocity agreement and agrees to and complies with program rules and regulations pertaining to such students and institutions adopted pursuant to RCW 28B.10.822 (as recodified by this act).

 

PART VI

MISCELLANEOUS

 

              Sec. 45. RCW 28B.10.650 and 1985 c 370 s 53 are each amended to read as follows:

              It is the intent of the legislature that when the state and regional universities, The Evergreen State College, and community colleges grant professional leaves to faculty and exempt staff, such leaves be for the purpose of providing opportunities for study, research, and creative activities for the enhancement of the institution's instructional and research programs.

              The boards of regents of the state universities, the boards of trustees of the regional universities and of The Evergreen State College and the board of trustees of each community college district may grant remunerated professional leaves to faculty members and exempt staff, as defined in RCW ((28B.16.040)) 41.06.070, in accordance with regulations adopted by the respective governing boards for periods not to exceed twelve consecutive months in accordance with the following provisions:

              (1) The remuneration from state general funds and general local funds for any such leave granted for any academic year shall not exceed the average of the highest quartile of a rank order of salaries of all full time teaching faculty holding academic year contracts or appointments at the institution or in the district.

              (2) Remunerated professional leaves for a period of more or less than an academic year shall be compensated at rates not to exceed a proportional amount of the average salary as otherwise calculated for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section.

              (3) The grant of any such professional leave shall be contingent upon a signed contractual agreement between the respective governing board and the recipient providing that the recipient shall return to the granting institution or district following his or her completion of such leave and serve in a professional status for a period commensurate with the amount of leave so granted. Failure to comply with the provisions of such signed agreement shall constitute an obligation of the recipient to repay to the institution any remuneration received from the institution during the leave.

              (4) The aggregate cost of remunerated professional leaves awarded at the institution or district during any year, including the cost of replacement personnel, shall not exceed the cost of salaries which otherwise would have been paid to personnel on leaves: PROVIDED, That for community college districts the aggregate cost shall not exceed one hundred fifty percent of the cost of salaries which would have otherwise been paid to personnel on leaves: PROVIDED FURTHER, That this subsection shall not apply to any community college district with fewer than seventy-five full time faculty members and granting fewer than three individuals such leaves in any given year.

              (5) The average number of annual remunerated professional leaves awarded at any such institution or district shall not exceed four percent of the total number of full time equivalent faculty, as defined by the office of financial management, who are engaged in instruction, and exempt staff as defined in RCW ((28B.16.040)) 41.06.070.

              (6) Negotiated agreements made in accordance with chapter 28B.52 RCW and entered into after July 1, 1977, shall be in conformance with the provisions of this section.

              (7) The respective institutions and districts shall maintain such information which will ensure compliance with the provisions of this section. ((The higher education coordinating board shall periodically request such information as to ensure institutions are in compliance.))

 

              Sec. 46. RCW 28A.600.110 and 1994 c 234 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              There is established by the legislature of the state of Washington the Washington state scholars program. The purposes of this program annually are to:

              (1) Provide for the selection of three seniors residing in each legislative district in the state graduating from high schools who have distinguished themselves academically among their peers.

              (2) Maximize public awareness of the academic achievement, leadership ability, and community contribution of Washington state public and private high school seniors through appropriate recognition ceremonies and events at both the local and state level.

              (3) Provide a listing of the Washington scholars to all Washington state public and private colleges and universities to facilitate communication regarding academic programs and scholarship availability.

              (4) Make available a state level mechanism for utilization of private funds for scholarship awards to outstanding high school seniors.

              (5) Provide, on written request and with student permission, a listing of the Washington scholars to private scholarship selection committees for notification of scholarship availability.

              (6) Permit a waiver of tuition and services and activities fees as provided for in RCW 28B.15.543 and grants under RCW 28B.80.245 (as recodified by this act).

 

              Sec. 47. RCW 28B.10.020 and 1985 c 370 s 50 are each amended to read as follows:

              The boards of regents of the University of Washington and Washington State University, respectively, and the boards of trustees of Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Western Washington University, and The Evergreen State College, respectively, shall have the power and authority to acquire by exchange, gift, purchase, lease, or condemnation in the manner provided by chapter 8.04 RCW for condemnation of property for public use, such lands, real estate and other property, and interests therein as they may deem necessary for the use of said institutions respectively. However, the purchase or lease of major off-campus facilities is subject to the approval of the higher education coordinating board under ((RCW 28B.80.340)) section 9 of this act.

 

              Sec. 48. RCW 28B.10.050 and 1985 c 370 s 91 are each amended to read as follows:

              Except as the legislature shall otherwise specifically direct, the boards of regents and the boards of trustees for the state universities, the regional universities, and The Evergreen State College may establish entrance requirements for their respective institutions of higher education which meet or exceed the minimum entrance requirements established under RCW 28B.80.350(2) (as recodified by this act).

 

              Sec. 49. RCW 28B.15.543 and 1995 1st sp.s. c 5 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Subject to the limitations of RCW 28B.15.910, the governing boards of the state universities, the regional universities, The Evergreen State College, and the community colleges shall waive tuition and service and activities fees for students named by the higher education coordinating board on or before June 30, 1994, as recipients of the Washington scholars award under RCW 28A.600.100 through 28A.600.150. The waivers shall be used only for undergraduate studies. To qualify for the waiver, recipients shall enter the college or university within three years of high school graduation and maintain a minimum grade point average at the college or university equivalent to 3.30. Students shall be eligible to receive a maximum of twelve quarters or eight semesters of waivers and may transfer among state-supported institutions of higher education during that period and continue to have the tuition and services and activities fees waived by the state-supported institution of higher education that the student attends. Should the student's cumulative grade point average fall below 3.30 during the first three quarters or two semesters, that student may petition the higher education coordinating board which shall have the authority to establish a probationary period until such time as the student's grade point average meets required standards.

              (2) Students named by the higher education coordinating board after June 30, 1994, as recipients of the Washington scholars award under RCW 28A.600.100 through 28A.600.150 shall be eligible to receive a grant for undergraduate course work as authorized under RCW 28B.80.245 (as recodified by this act).

 

              Sec. 50. RCW 28B.15.545 and 1995 1st sp.s. c 7 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Subject to the limitations of RCW 28B.15.910, the governing boards of the state universities, the regional universities, The Evergreen State College, and the community colleges shall waive tuition and services and activities fees for a maximum of two years for those recipients of the Washington award for vocational excellence established under RCW 28C.04.520 through 28C.04.540 who received their awards before June 30, 1994. Each recipient shall not receive a waiver for more than six quarters or four semesters. To qualify for the waiver, recipients shall enter the college or university within three years of receiving the award. A minimum grade point average at the college or university equivalent to 3.00, or an above-average rating at a technical college, shall be required in the first year to qualify for the second-year waiver. The tuition waiver shall be granted for undergraduate studies only.

              (2) Students named by the work force training and education coordinating board after June 30, 1994, as recipients of the Washington award for vocational excellence under RCW 28C.04.520 through 28C.04.550 shall be eligible to receive a grant for undergraduate course work as authorized under RCW 28B.80.272 (as recodified by this act).

 

              Sec. 51. RCW 28B.15.910 and 2000 c 152 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) For the purpose of providing state general fund support to public institutions of higher education, except for revenue waived under programs listed in subsections (3) and (4) of this section, and unless otherwise expressly provided in the omnibus state appropriations act, the total amount of operating fees revenue waived, exempted, or reduced by a state university, a regional university, The Evergreen State College, or the community colleges as a whole, shall not exceed the percentage of total gross authorized operating fees revenue in this subsection. As used in this section, "gross authorized operating fees revenue" means the estimated gross operating fees revenue as estimated under RCW 82.33.020 or as revised by the office of financial management, before granting any waivers. This limitation applies to all tuition waiver programs established before or after July 1, 1992.

              (a) University of Washington                                                                                                                       21 percent

              (b) Washington State University                                                                                                                  20 percent

              (c) Eastern Washington University                                                                                                              11 percent

              (d) Central Washington University                                                                                                                8 percent

              (e) Western Washington University                                                                                                             10 percent

              (f) The Evergreen State College                                                                                                                     6 percent

              (g) Community colleges as a whole                                                                                                             35 percent

              (2) The limitations in subsection (1) of this section apply to waivers, exemptions, or reductions in operating fees contained in the following:

              (a) RCW 28B.10.265;

              (b) RCW 28B.15.014;

              (c) RCW 28B.15.100;

              (d) RCW 28B.15.225;

              (e) RCW 28B.15.380;

              (f) RCW 28B.15.520;

              (g) RCW 28B.15.526;

              (h) RCW 28B.15.527;

              (i) RCW 28B.15.543;

              (j) RCW 28B.15.545;

              (k) RCW 28B.15.555;

              (l) RCW 28B.15.556;

              (m) RCW 28B.15.615;

              (n) RCW 28B.15.620;

              (o) RCW 28B.15.628;

              (p) RCW 28B.15.730;

              (q) RCW 28B.15.740;

              (r) RCW 28B.15.750;

              (s) RCW 28B.15.756;

              (t) RCW 28B.50.259;

              (u) RCW 28B.70.050; and

              (v) ((RCW 28B.80.580; and

              (w))) During the 1997-99 fiscal biennium, the western interstate commission for higher education undergraduate exchange program for students attending Eastern Washington University.

              (3) The limitations in subsection (1) of this section do not apply to waivers, exemptions, or reductions in services and activities fees contained in the following:

              (a) RCW 28B.15.522;

              (b) RCW 28B.15.540; and

              (c) RCW 28B.15.558.

              (4) The total amount of operating fees revenue waived, exempted, or reduced by institutions of higher education participating in the western interstate commission for higher education western undergraduate exchange program under RCW 28B.15.544 shall not exceed the percentage of total gross authorized operating fees revenue in this subsection.

              (a) Washington State University                                                                                                                    1 percent

              (b) Eastern Washington University                                                                                                                3 percent

              (c) Central Washington University                                                                                                                3 percent

 

              Sec. 52. RCW 28B.20.130 and 1998 c 245 s 16 are each amended to read as follows:

              General powers and duties of the board of regents are as follows:

              (1) To have full control of the university and its property of various kinds, except as otherwise provided by law.

              (2) To employ the president of the university, his or her assistants, members of the faculty, and employees of the institution, who except as otherwise provided by law, shall hold their positions during the pleasure of said board of regents.

              (3) Establish entrance requirements for students seeking admission to the university which meet or exceed the standards specified under RCW 28B.80.350(2) (as recodified by this act). Completion of examinations satisfactory to the university may be a prerequisite for entrance by any applicant at the university's discretion. Evidence of completion of public high schools and other educational institutions whose courses of study meet the approval of the university may be acceptable for entrance.

              (4) Establish such colleges, schools, or departments necessary to carry out the purpose of the university and not otherwise proscribed by law.

              (5) With the assistance of the faculty of the university, prescribe the course of study in the various colleges, schools, and departments of the institution and publish the necessary catalogues thereof.

              (6) Grant to students such certificates or degrees as recommended for such students by the faculty. The board, upon recommendation of the faculty, may also confer honorary degrees upon persons other than graduates of this university in recognition of their learning or devotion to literature, art, or science: PROVIDED, That no degree shall ever be conferred in consideration of the payment of money or the giving of property of whatsoever kind.

              (7) Accept such gifts, grants, conveyances, bequests, and devises, whether real or personal property, or both, in trust or otherwise, for the use or benefit of the university, its colleges, schools, departments, or agencies; and sell, lease or exchange, invest or expend the same or the proceeds, rents, profits, and income thereof except as limited by the terms of said gifts, grants, conveyances, bequests, and devises. The board shall adopt proper rules to govern and protect the receipt and expenditure of the proceeds of all fees, and the proceeds, rents, profits, and income of all gifts, grants, conveyances, bequests, and devises above-mentioned.

              (8) Except as otherwise provided by law, to enter into such contracts as the regents deem essential to university purposes.

              (9) To submit upon request such reports as will be helpful to the governor and to the legislature in providing for the institution.

              (10) Subject to the approval of the higher education coordinating board pursuant to ((RCW 28B.80.340)) section 9 of this act, offer new degree programs, offer off-campus programs, participate in consortia or centers, contract for off-campus educational programs, and purchase or lease major off-campus facilities.

 

              Sec. 53. RCW 28B.30.150 and 1998 c 245 s 19 are each amended to read as follows:

              The regents of Washington State University, in addition to other duties prescribed by law, shall:

              (1) Have full control of the university and its property of various kinds, except as otherwise provided by law.

              (2) Employ the president of the university, his or her assistants, members of the faculty, and employees of the university, who, except as otherwise provided by law, shall hold their positions during the pleasure of said board of regents.

              (3) Establish entrance requirements for students seeking admission to the university which meet or exceed the standards specified under RCW 28B.80.350(2) (as recodified by this act). Completion of examinations satisfactory to the university may be a prerequisite for entrance by any applicant, at the university's discretion. Evidence of completion of public high schools and other educational institutions whose courses of study meet the approval of the university may be acceptable for entrance.

              (4) Establish such colleges, schools, or departments necessary to carry out the purpose of the university and not otherwise proscribed by law.

              (5) Subject to the approval of the higher education coordinating board pursuant to ((RCW 28B.80.340)) section 9 of this act, offer new degree programs, offer off-campus programs, participate in consortia or centers, contract for off-campus educational programs, and purchase or lease major off-campus facilities.

              (6) With the assistance of the faculty of the university, prescribe the courses of instruction in the various colleges, schools, and departments of the institution and publish the necessary catalogues thereof.

              (7) Collect such information as the board deems desirable as to the schemes of technical instruction adopted in other parts of the United States and foreign countries.

              (8) Provide for holding agricultural institutes including farm marketing forums.

              (9) Provide that instruction given in the university, as far as practicable, be conveyed by means of laboratory work and provide in connection with the university one or more physical, chemical, and biological laboratories, and suitably furnish and equip the same.

              (10) Provide training in military tactics for those students electing to participate therein.

              (11) Establish a department of elementary science and in connection therewith provide instruction in elementary mathematics, including elementary trigonometry, elementary mechanics, elementary and mechanical drawing, and land surveying.

              (12) Establish a department of agriculture and in connection therewith provide instruction in physics with special application of its principles to agriculture, chemistry with special application of its principles to agriculture, morphology and physiology of plants with special reference to common grown crops and fungus enemies, morphology and physiology of the lower forms of animal life, with special reference to insect pests, morphology and physiology of the higher forms of animal life and in particular of the horse, cow, sheep, and swine, agriculture with special reference to the breeding and feeding of livestock and the best mode of cultivation of farm produce, and mining and metallurgy, appointing demonstrators in each of these subjects to superintend the equipment of a laboratory and to give practical instruction therein.

              (13) Establish agricultural experiment stations in connection with the department of agriculture, including at least one in the western portion of the state, and appoint the officers and prescribe regulations for their management.

              (14) Grant to students such certificates or degrees, as recommended for such students by the faculty.

              (15) Confer honorary degrees upon persons other than graduates of the university in recognition of their learning or devotion to literature, art, or science when recommended thereto by the faculty: PROVIDED, That no degree shall ever be conferred in consideration of the payment of money or the giving of property of whatsoever kind.

              (16) Adopt plans and specifications for university buildings and facilities or improvements thereto and employ skilled architects and engineers to prepare such plans and specifications and supervise the construction of buildings or facilities which the board is authorized to erect, and fix the compensation for such services. The board shall enter into contracts with one or more contractors for such suitable buildings, facilities, or improvements as the available funds will warrant, upon the most advantageous terms offered at a public competitive letting, pursuant to public notice under rules established by the board. The board shall require of all persons with whom they contract for construction and improvements a good and sufficient bond for the faithful performance of the work and full protection against all liens.

              (17) Except as otherwise provided by law, direct the disposition of all money appropriated to or belonging to the state university.

              (18) Receive and expend the money appropriated under the act of congress approved May 8, 1914, entitled "An Act to provide for cooperative agricultural extension work between the agricultural colleges in the several States receiving the benefits of the Act of Congress approved July 2, 1862, and Acts supplemental thereto and the United States Department of Agriculture" and organize and conduct agricultural extension work in connection with the state university in accordance with the terms and conditions expressed in the acts of congress.

              (19) Except as otherwise provided by law, to enter into such contracts as the regents deem essential to university purposes.

              (20) Acquire by lease, gift, or otherwise, lands necessary to further the work of the university or for experimental or demonstrational purposes.

              (21) Establish and maintain at least one agricultural experiment station in an irrigation district to conduct investigational work upon the principles and practices of irrigational agriculture including the utilization of water and its relation to soil types, crops, climatic conditions, ditch and drain construction, fertility investigations, plant disease, insect pests, marketing, farm management, utilization of fruit byproducts, and general development of agriculture under irrigation conditions.

              (22) Supervise and control the agricultural experiment station at Puyallup.

              (23) Establish and maintain at Wenatchee an agricultural experiment substation for the purpose of conducting investigational work upon the principles and practices of orchard culture, spraying, fertilization, pollenization, new fruit varieties, fruit diseases and pests, byproducts, marketing, management, and general horticultural problems.

              (24) Accept such gifts, grants, conveyances, devises, and bequests, whether real or personal property, in trust or otherwise, for the use or benefit of the university, its colleges, schools, or departments; and sell, lease or exchange, invest or expend the same or the proceeds, rents, profits, and income thereof except as limited by the terms of said gifts, grants, conveyances, bequests, and devises; and adopt proper rules to govern and protect the receipt and expenditure of the proceeds of all fees, and the proceeds, rents, profits, and income of all gifts, grants, conveyances, bequests, and devises.

              (25) Construct when the board so determines a new foundry and a mining, physical, technological building, and fabrication shop at the university, or add to the present foundry and other buildings, in order that both instruction and research be expanded to include permanent molding and die casting with a section for new fabricating techniques, especially for light metals, including magnesium and aluminum; purchase equipment for the shops and laboratories in mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering; establish a pilot plant for the extraction of alumina from native clays and other possible light metal research; purchase equipment for a research laboratory for technological research generally; and purchase equipment for research in electronics, instrumentation, energy sources, plastics, food technology, mechanics of materials, hydraulics, and similar fields.

              (26) Make and transmit to the governor and members of the legislature upon request such reports as will be helpful in providing for the institution.

 

              Sec. 54. RCW 28B.35.120 and 1985 c 370 s 94 are each amended to read as follows:

              In addition to any other powers and duties prescribed by law, each board of trustees of the respective regional universities:

              (1) Shall have full control of the regional university and its property of various kinds, except as otherwise provided by law.

              (2) Shall employ the president of the regional university, his assistants, members of the faculty, and other employees of the institution, who, except as otherwise provided by law, shall hold their positions, until discharged therefrom by the board for good and lawful reason.

              (3) With the assistance of the faculty of the regional university, shall prescribe the course of study in the various schools and departments thereof and publish such catalogues thereof as the board deems necessary: PROVIDED, That the state board of education shall determine the requisites for and give program approval of all courses leading to teacher certification by such board.

              (4) Establish such divisions, schools or departments necessary to carry out the purposes of the regional university and not otherwise proscribed by law.

              (5) Except as otherwise provided by law, may establish and erect such new facilities as determined by the board to be necessary for the regional university.

              (6) May acquire real and other property as provided in RCW 28B.10.020, as now or hereafter amended.

              (7) Except as otherwise provided by law, may purchase all supplies and purchase or lease equipment and other personal property needed for the operation or maintenance of the regional university.

              (8) May establish, lease, operate, equip and maintain self-supporting facilities in the manner provided in RCW 28B.10.300 through 28B.10.330, as now or hereafter amended.

              (9) Except as otherwise provided by law, to enter into such contracts as the trustees deem essential to regional university purposes.

              (10) May receive such gifts, grants, conveyances, devises and bequests of real or personal property from whatsoever source, as may be made from time to time, in trust or otherwise, whenever the terms and conditions thereof will aid in carrying out the regional university programs; sell, lease or exchange, invest or expend the same or the proceeds, rents, profits and income thereof except as limited by the terms and conditions thereof; and adopt regulations to govern the receipt and expenditure of the proceeds, rents, profits and income thereof.

              (11) Subject to the approval of the higher education coordinating board pursuant to ((RCW 28B.80.340)) section 9 of this act, offer new degree programs, offer off-campus programs, participate in consortia or centers, contract for off-campus educational programs, and purchase or lease major off-campus facilities.

              (12) May promulgate such rules and regulations, and perform all other acts not forbidden by law, as the board of trustees may in its discretion deem necessary or appropriate to the administration of the regional university.

 

              Sec. 55. RCW 28B.38.010 and 1998 c 344 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The Spokane intercollegiate research and technology institute is created.

              (2) The institute shall be operated and administered as a multi-institutional education and research center, housing appropriate programs conducted in Spokane under the authority of institutions of higher education as defined in RCW 28B.10.016. Washington independent and private institutions of higher education may participate as full partners in any academic and research activities of the institute.

              (3) The institute shall house education and research programs specifically designed to meet the needs of eastern Washington.

              (4) The establishment of any education program at the institute and the lease, purchase, or construction of any site or facility for the institute is subject to the approval of the higher education coordinating board under ((RCW 28B.80.340)) section 9 of this act.

              (5) The institute shall be headquartered in Spokane.

              (6) The mission of the institute is to perform and commercialize research that benefits the intermediate and long-term economic vitality of eastern Washington and to develop and strengthen university-industry relationships through the conduct of research that is primarily of interest to eastern Washington-based companies or state economic development programs. The institute shall:

              (a) Perform and facilitate research supportive of state science and technology objectives, particularly as they relate to eastern Washington industries;

              (b) Provide leading edge collaborative research and technology transfer opportunities primarily to eastern Washington industries;

              (c) Provide substantial opportunities for training undergraduate and graduate students through direct involvement in research and industry interactions;

              (d) Emphasize and develop nonstate support of the institute's research activities; and

              (e) Provide a forum for effective interaction between the state's technology-based industries and its academic institutions through promotion of faculty collaboration with industry, particularly within eastern Washington.

 

              Sec. 56. RCW 28B.40.120 and 1985 c 370 s 95 are each amended to read as follows:

              In addition to any other powers and duties prescribed by law, the board of trustees of The Evergreen State College:

              (1) Shall have full control of the state college and its property of various kinds, except as otherwise provided by law.

              (2) Shall employ the president of the state college, his assistants, members of the faculty, and other employees of the institution, who, except as otherwise provided by law, shall hold their positions, until discharged therefrom by the board for good and lawful reason.

              (3) With the assistance of the faculty of the state college, shall prescribe the course of study in the various schools and departments thereof and publish such catalogues thereof as the board deems necessary: PROVIDED, That the state board of education shall determine the requisites for and give program approval of all courses leading to teacher certification by such board.

              (4) Establish such divisions, schools or departments necessary to carry out the purposes of the college and not otherwise proscribed by law.

              (5) Except as otherwise provided by law, may establish and erect such new facilities as determined by the board to be necessary for the college.

              (6) May acquire real and other property as provided in RCW 28B.10.020, as now or hereafter amended.

              (7) Except as otherwise provided by law, may purchase all supplies and purchase or lease equipment and other personal property needed for the operation or maintenance of the college.

              (8) May establish, lease, operate, equip and maintain self-supporting facilities in the manner provided in RCW 28B.10.300 through 28B.10.330, as now or hereafter amended.

              (9) Except as otherwise provided by law, to enter into such contracts as the trustees deem essential to college purposes.

              (10) May receive such gifts, grants, conveyances, devises and bequests of real or personal property from whatsoever source, as may be made from time to time, in trust or otherwise, whenever the terms and conditions thereof will aid in carrying out the college programs; sell, lease or exchange, invest or expend the same or the proceeds, rents, profits and income thereof except as limited by the terms and conditions thereof; and adopt regulations to govern the receipt and expenditure of the proceeds, rents, profits and income thereof.

              (11) Subject to the approval of the higher education coordinating board pursuant to ((RCW 28B.80.340)) section 9 of this act, offer new degree programs, offer off-campus programs, participate in consortia or centers, contract for off-campus educational programs, and purchase or lease major off-campus facilities.

              (12) May promulgate such rules and regulations, and perform all other acts not forbidden by law, as the board of trustees may in its discretion deem necessary or appropriate to the administration of the college.

 

              Sec. 57. RCW 28B.50.090 and 2003 c 130 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

              The college board shall have general supervision and control over the state system of community and technical colleges. In addition to the other powers and duties imposed upon the college board by this chapter, the college board shall be charged with the following powers, duties and responsibilities:

              (1) Review the budgets prepared by the boards of trustees, prepare a single budget for the support of the state system of community and technical colleges and adult education, and submit this budget to the governor as provided in RCW 43.88.090;

              (2) Establish guidelines for the disbursement of funds; and receive and disburse such funds for adult education and maintenance and operation and capital support of the college districts in conformance with the state and district budgets, and in conformance with chapter 43.88 RCW;

              (3) Ensure, through the full use of its authority:

              (a) That each college district shall offer thoroughly comprehensive educational, training and service programs to meet the needs of both the communities and students served by combining high standards of excellence in academic transfer courses; realistic and practical courses in occupational education, both graded and ungraded; and community services of an educational, cultural, and recreational nature; and adult education, including basic skills and general, family, and work force literacy programs and services. However, technical colleges, and college districts containing only technical colleges, shall maintain programs solely for occupational education, basic skills, and literacy purposes. For as long as a need exists, technical colleges may continue those programs, activities, and services they offered during the twelve-month period preceding May 17, 1991;

              (b) That each college district shall maintain an open-door policy, to the end that no student will be denied admission because of the location of the student's residence or because of the student's educational background or ability; that, insofar as is practical in the judgment of the college board, curriculum offerings will be provided to meet the educational and training needs of the community generally and the students thereof; and that all students, regardless of their differing courses of study, will be considered, known and recognized equally as members of the student body: PROVIDED, That the administrative officers of a community or technical college may deny admission to a prospective student or attendance to an enrolled student if, in their judgment, the student would not be competent to profit from the curriculum offerings of the college, or would, by his or her presence or conduct, create a disruptive atmosphere within the college not consistent with the purposes of the institution. This subsection (3)(b) shall not apply to competency, conduct, or presence associated with a disability in a person twenty-one years of age or younger attending a technical college;

              (4) Prepare a comprehensive master plan for the development of community and technical college education and training in the state; and assist the office of financial management in the preparation of enrollment projections to support plans for providing adequate college facilities in all areas of the state. The master plan shall include implementation of the vision, goals, priorities, and strategies in the statewide strategic master plan for higher education under RCW 28B.80.345 (as recodified by this act) based on the community and technical college system's role and mission. The master plan shall also contain measurable performance indicators and benchmarks for gauging progress toward achieving the goals and priorities;

              (5) Define and administer criteria and guidelines for the establishment of new community and technical colleges or campuses within the existing districts;

              (6) Establish criteria and procedures for modifying district boundary lines consistent with the purposes set forth in RCW 28B.50.020 as now or hereafter amended and in accordance therewith make such changes as it deems advisable;

              (7) Establish minimum standards to govern the operation of the community and technical colleges with respect to:

              (a) Qualifications and credentials of instructional and key administrative personnel, except as otherwise provided in the state plan for vocational education,

              (b) Internal budgeting, accounting, auditing, and financial procedures as necessary to supplement the general requirements prescribed pursuant to chapter 43.88 RCW,

              (c) The content of the curriculums and other educational and training programs, and the requirement for degrees and certificates awarded by the colleges,

              (d) Standard admission policies,

              (e) Eligibility of courses to receive state fund support;

              (8) Establish and administer criteria and procedures for all capital construction including the establishment, installation, and expansion of facilities within the various college districts;

              (9) Encourage innovation in the development of new educational and training programs and instructional methods; coordinate research efforts to this end; and disseminate the findings thereof;

              (10) Exercise any other powers, duties and responsibilities necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter;

              (11) Authorize the various community and technical colleges to offer programs and courses in other districts when it determines that such action is consistent with the purposes set forth in RCW 28B.50.020 as now or hereafter amended;

              (12) Notwithstanding any other law or statute regarding the sale of state property, sell or exchange and convey any or all interest in any community and technical college real and personal property, except such property as is received by a college district in accordance with RCW 28B.50.140(8), when it determines that such property is surplus or that such a sale or exchange is in the best interests of the community and technical college system;

              (13) In order that the treasurer for the state board for community and technical colleges appointed in accordance with RCW 28B.50.085 may make vendor payments, the state treasurer will honor warrants drawn by the state board providing for an initial advance on July 1, 1982, of the current biennium and on July 1 of each succeeding biennium from the state general fund in an amount equal to twenty-four percent of the average monthly allotment for such budgeted biennium expenditures for the state board for community and technical colleges as certified by the office of financial management; and at the conclusion of such initial month and for each succeeding month of any biennium, the state treasurer will reimburse expenditures incurred and reported monthly by the state board treasurer in accordance with chapter 43.88 RCW: PROVIDED, That the reimbursement to the state board for actual expenditures incurred in the final month of each biennium shall be less the initial advance made in such biennium;

              (14) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (12) of this section, may receive such gifts, grants, conveyances, devises, and bequests of real or personal property from private sources as may be made from time to time, in trust or otherwise, whenever the terms and conditions thereof will aid in carrying out the community and technical college programs and may sell, lease or exchange, invest or expend the same or the proceeds, rents, profits and income thereof according to the terms and conditions thereof; and adopt regulations to govern the receipt and expenditure of the proceeds, rents, profits and income thereof;

              (15) The college board shall have the power of eminent domain;

              (16) Provide general supervision over the state's technical colleges. The president of each technical college shall report directly to the director of the state board for community and technical colleges, or the director's designee, until local control is assumed by a new or existing board of trustees as appropriate, except that a college president shall have authority over program decisions of his or her college until the establishment of a board of trustees for that college. The directors of the vocational-technical institutes on March 1, 1991, shall be designated as the presidents of the new technical colleges.

 

              Sec. 58. RCW 28B.50.140 and 1997 c 281 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              Each board of trustees:

              (1) Shall operate all existing community and technical colleges in its district;

              (2) Shall create comprehensive programs of community and technical college education and training and maintain an open-door policy in accordance with the provisions of RCW 28B.50.090(3). However, technical colleges, and college districts containing only technical colleges, shall maintain programs solely for occupational education, basic skills, and literacy purposes. For as long as a need exists, technical colleges may continue those programs, activities, and services they offered during the twelve-month period preceding September 1, 1991;

              (3) Shall employ for a period to be fixed by the board a college president for each community and technical college and, may appoint a president for the district, and fix their duties and compensation, which may include elements other than salary. Compensation under this subsection shall not affect but may supplement retirement, health care, and other benefits that are otherwise applicable to the presidents as state employees. The board shall also employ for a period to be fixed by the board members of the faculty and such other administrative officers and other employees as may be necessary or appropriate and fix their salaries and duties. Compensation and salary increases under this subsection shall not exceed the amount or percentage established for those purposes in the state appropriations act by the legislature as allocated to the board of trustees by the state board for community and technical colleges. The state board for community and technical colleges shall adopt rules defining the permissible elements of compensation under this subsection;

              (4) May establish, under the approval and direction of the college board, new facilities as community needs and interests demand. However, the authority of boards of trustees to purchase or lease major off-campus facilities shall be subject to the approval of the higher education coordinating board pursuant to ((RCW 28B.80.340(5))) section 9 of this act;

              (5) May establish or lease, operate, equip and maintain dormitories, food service facilities, bookstores and other self-supporting facilities connected with the operation of the community and technical college;

              (6) May, with the approval of the college board, borrow money and issue and sell revenue bonds or other evidences of indebtedness for the construction, reconstruction, erection, equipping with permanent fixtures, demolition and major alteration of buildings or other capital assets, and the acquisition of sites, rights-of-way, easements, improvements or appurtenances, for dormitories, food service facilities, and other self-supporting facilities connected with the operation of the community and technical college in accordance with the provisions of RCW 28B.10.300 through 28B.10.330 where applicable;

              (7) May establish fees and charges for the facilities authorized hereunder, including reasonable rules and regulations for the government thereof, not inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the college board; each board of trustees operating a community and technical college may enter into agreements, subject to rules and regulations of the college board, with owners of facilities to be used for housing regarding the management, operation, and government of such facilities, and any board entering into such an agreement may:

              (a) Make rules and regulations for the government, management and operation of such housing facilities deemed necessary or advisable; and

              (b) Employ necessary employees to govern, manage and operate the same;

              (8) May receive such gifts, grants, conveyances, devises and bequests of real or personal property from private sources, as may be made from time to time, in trust or otherwise, whenever the terms and conditions thereof will aid in carrying out the community and technical college programs as specified by law and the regulations of the state college board; sell, lease or exchange, invest or expend the same or the proceeds, rents, profits and income thereof according to the terms and conditions thereof; and adopt regulations to govern the receipt and expenditure of the proceeds, rents, profits and income thereof;

              (9) May establish and maintain night schools whenever in the discretion of the board of trustees it is deemed advisable, and authorize classrooms and other facilities to be used for summer or night schools, or for public meetings and for any other uses consistent with the use of such classrooms or facilities for community and technical college purposes;

              (10) May make rules and regulations for pedestrian and vehicular traffic on property owned, operated, or maintained by the district;

              (11) Shall prescribe, with the assistance of the faculty, the course of study in the various departments of the community and technical college or colleges under its control, and publish such catalogues and bulletins as may become necessary;

              (12) May grant to every student, upon graduation or completion of a course of study, a suitable diploma, nonbaccalaureate degree or certificate. Technical colleges shall offer only nonbaccalaureate technical degrees under the rules of the state board for community and technical colleges that are appropriate to their work force education and training mission. The primary purpose of this degree is to lead the individual directly to employment in a specific occupation. Technical colleges may not offer transfer degrees. The board, upon recommendation of the faculty, may also confer honorary associate of arts degrees upon persons other than graduates of the community college, in recognition of their learning or devotion to education, literature, art, or science. No degree may be conferred in consideration of the payment of money or the donation of any kind of property;

              (13) Shall enforce the rules and regulations prescribed by the state board for community and technical colleges for the government of community and technical colleges, students and teachers, and promulgate such rules and regulations and perform all other acts not inconsistent with law or rules and regulations of the state board for community and technical colleges as the board of trustees may in its discretion deem necessary or appropriate to the administration of college districts: PROVIDED, That such rules and regulations shall include, but not be limited to, rules and regulations relating to housing, scholarships, conduct at the various community and technical college facilities, and discipline: PROVIDED, FURTHER, That the board of trustees may suspend or expel from community and technical colleges students who refuse to obey any of the duly promulgated rules and regulations;

              (14) May, by written order filed in its office, delegate to the president or district president any of the powers and duties vested in or imposed upon it by this chapter. Such delegated powers and duties may be exercised in the name of the district board;

              (15) May perform such other activities consistent with this chapter and not in conflict with the directives of the college board;

              (16) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, may offer educational services on a contractual basis other than the tuition and fee basis set forth in chapter 28B.15 RCW for a special fee to private or governmental entities, consistent with rules and regulations adopted by the state board for community and technical colleges: PROVIDED, That the whole of such special fee shall go to the college district and be not less than the full instructional costs of such services including any salary increases authorized by the legislature for community and technical college employees during the term of the agreement: PROVIDED FURTHER, That enrollments generated hereunder shall not be counted toward the official enrollment level of the college district for state funding purposes;

              (17) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, may offer educational services on a contractual basis, charging tuition and fees as set forth in chapter 28B.15 RCW, counting such enrollments for state funding purposes, and may additionally charge a special supplemental fee when necessary to cover the full instructional costs of such services: PROVIDED, That such contracts shall be subject to review by the state board for community and technical colleges and to such rules as the state board may adopt for that purpose in order to assure that the sum of the supplemental fee and the normal state funding shall not exceed the projected total cost of offering the educational service: PROVIDED FURTHER, That enrollments generated by courses offered on the basis of contracts requiring payment of a share of the normal costs of the course will be discounted to the percentage provided by the college;

              (18) Shall be authorized to pay dues to any association of trustees that may be formed by the various boards of trustees; such association may expend any or all of such funds to submit biennially, or more often if necessary, to the governor and to the legislature, the recommendations of the association regarding changes which would affect the efficiency of such association;

              (19) ((Subject to the approval of the higher education coordinating board pursuant to RCW 28B.80.340(4),)) May participate in higher education centers and consortia that involve any four-year public or independent college or university: PROVIDED, That new degree programs or off-campus programs offered by a four-year public or independent college or university in collaboration with a community or technical college are subject to approval by the higher education coordinating board under section 9 of this act; and

              (20) Shall perform any other duties and responsibilities imposed by law or rule and regulation of the state board.

 

              Sec. 59. RCW 28B.95.020 and 2001 c 184 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

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

              (1) "Academic year" means the regular nine-month, three-quarter, or two-semester period annually occurring between July 1st and June 30th.

              (2) "Account" means the Washington advanced college tuition payment program account established for the deposit of all money received by the board from eligible purchasers and interest earnings on investments of funds in the account, as well as for all expenditures on behalf of eligible beneficiaries for the redemption of tuition units and for the development of any authorized college savings program pursuant to RCW 28B.95.150.

              (3) "Board" means the higher education coordinating board as defined in chapter ((28B.80)) 28B.-- RCW (as created in section 76 of this act).

              (4) "Committee on advanced tuition payment" or "committee" means a committee of the following members: The state treasurer, the director of the office of financial management, the executive director of the higher education coordinating board, or their designees, and two members to be appointed by the governor, one representing program participants and one private business representative with marketing, public relations, or financial expertise.

              (5) "Governing body" means the committee empowered by the legislature to administer the Washington advanced college tuition payment program.

              (6) "Contractual obligation" means a legally binding contract of the state with the purchaser and the beneficiary establishing that purchases of tuition units will be worth the same number of tuition units at the time of redemption as they were worth at the time of the purchase.

              (7) "Eligible beneficiary" means the person for whom the tuition unit will be redeemed for attendance at an institution of higher education. The beneficiary is that person named by the purchaser at the time that a tuition unit contract is accepted by the governing body. With the exception of tuition unit contracts purchased by qualified organizations as future scholarships, the beneficiary must reside in the state of Washington or otherwise be a resident of the state of Washington at the time the tuition unit contract is accepted by the governing body.

              (8) "Eligible purchaser" means an individual or organization that has entered into a tuition unit contract with the governing body for the purchase of tuition units for an eligible beneficiary.

              (9) "Full-time tuition charges" means resident tuition charges at a state institution of higher education for enrollments between ten credits and eighteen credit hours per academic term.

              (10) "Institution of higher education" means an institution that offers education beyond the secondary level and is recognized by the internal revenue service under chapter 529 of the internal revenue code.

              (11) "Investment board" means the state investment board as defined in chapter 43.33A RCW.

              (12) "State institution of higher education" means institutions of higher education as defined in RCW 28B.10.016.

              (13) "Tuition and fees" means undergraduate tuition and services and activities fees as defined in RCW 28B.15.020 and 28B.15.041 rounded to the nearest whole dollar. The maximum tuition and fees charges recognized for beneficiaries enrolled in a state technical college shall be equal to the tuition and fees for the community college system.

              (14) "Tuition unit contract" means a contract between an eligible purchaser and the governing body, or a successor agency appointed for administration of this chapter, for the purchase of tuition units for a specified beneficiary that may be redeemed at a later date for an equal number of tuition units.

              (15) "Unit purchase price" means the minimum cost to purchase one tuition unit for an eligible beneficiary. Generally, the minimum purchase price is one percent of the undergraduate weighted average tuition and fees for the current year, rounded to the nearest whole dollar, adjusted for the costs of administration and adjusted to ensure the actuarial soundness of the account. The analysis for price setting shall also include, but not be limited to consideration of past and projected patterns of tuition increases, program liability, past and projected investment returns, and the need for a prudent stabilization reserve.

              (16) "Weighted average tuition" shall be calculated as the sum of the undergraduate tuition and services and activities fees for each four-year state institution of higher education, multiplied by the respective full-time equivalent student enrollment at each institution divided by the sum total of undergraduate full-time equivalent student enrollments of all four-year state institutions of higher education, rounded to the nearest whole dollar.

              (17) "Weighted average tuition unit" is the value of the weighted average tuition and fees divided by one hundred. The weighted average is the basis upon which tuition benefits may be calculated as the basis for any refunds provided from the program.

 

              Sec. 60. RCW 28B.119.010 and 2003 c 233 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

              The higher education coordinating board shall design the Washington promise scholarship program based on the following parameters:

              (1) Scholarships shall be awarded to students graduating from public and approved private high schools under chapter 28A.195 RCW, students participating in home-based instruction as provided in chapter 28A.200 RCW, and persons twenty-one years of age or younger receiving a GED certificate, who meet both an academic and a financial eligibility criteria.

              (a) Academic eligibility criteria shall be defined as follows:

              (i) Beginning with the graduating class of 2002, students graduating from public and approved private high schools under chapter 28A.195 RCW must be in the top fifteen percent of their graduating class, as identified by each respective high school at the completion of the first term of the student's senior year; or

              (ii) Students graduating from public high schools, approved private high schools under chapter 28A.195 RCW, students participating in home-based instruction as provided in chapter 28A.200 RCW, and persons twenty-one years of age or younger receiving a GED certificate, must equal or exceed a cumulative scholastic assessment test I score of twelve hundred on their first attempt or must equal or exceed a composite American college test score of twenty-seven on their first attempt.

              (b) To meet the financial eligibility criteria, a student's family income shall not exceed one hundred thirty-five percent of the state median family income adjusted for family size, as determined by the higher education coordinating board for each graduating class. Students not meeting the eligibility requirements for the first year of scholarship benefits may reapply for the second year of benefits, but must still meet the income standard set by the board for the student's graduating class.

              (2) Promise scholarships are not intended to supplant any grant, scholarship, or tax program related to postsecondary education. If the board finds that promise scholarships supplant or reduce any grant, scholarship, or tax program for categories of students, then the board shall adjust the financial eligibility criteria or the amount of scholarship to the level necessary to avoid supplanting.

              (3) Within available funds, each qualifying student shall receive two consecutive annual awards, the value of each not to exceed the full-time annual resident tuition rates charged by Washington's community colleges. The higher education coordinating board shall award scholarships to as many students as possible from among those qualifying under this section.

              (4) By October 15th of each year, the board shall determine the award amount of the scholarships, after taking into consideration the availability of funds.

              (5) The scholarships may only be used for undergraduate coursework at accredited institutions of higher education in the state of Washington.

              (6) The scholarships may be used for undergraduate coursework at Oregon institutions of higher education that are part of the border county higher education opportunity project in RCW 28B.80.806 (as recodified by this act) when those institutions offer programs not available at accredited institutions of higher education in Washington state.

              (7) The scholarships may be used for college-related expenses, including but not limited to, tuition, room and board, books, and materials.

              (8) The scholarships may not be awarded to any student who is pursuing a degree in theology.

              (9) The higher education coordinating board may establish satisfactory progress standards for the continued receipt of the promise scholarship.

              (10) The higher education coordinating board shall establish the time frame within which the student must use the scholarship.

 

              Sec. 61. RCW 28C.04.545 and 1999 c 28 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) The respective governing boards of the public technical colleges shall provide fee waivers for a maximum of two years for those recipients of the Washington award for vocational excellence established under RCW 28C.04.520 through 28C.04.540 who received the award before June 30, 1994. To qualify for the waiver, recipients shall enter the public technical college within three years of receiving the award. An above average rating at the technical college in the first year shall be required to qualify for the second-year waiver.

              (2) Students named by the work force training and education coordinating board after June 30, 1994, as recipients of the Washington award for vocational excellence under RCW 28C.04.520 through 28C.04.550 shall be eligible to receive a grant for undergraduate course work as authorized under RCW 28B.80.272 (as recodified by this act).

              (3)(a) Beginning with awards made during the 1998-99 academic year, recipients must complete using the award before the fall term in the sixth year following the date of the award. For these recipients, eligibility for the award is forfeited after this period.

              (b) All persons awarded a Washington award for vocational excellence before the 1995-96 academic year and who have remaining eligibility on April 19, 1999, must complete using the award before September 2002. For these recipients, eligibility for the award is forfeited after this period.

              (c) All persons awarded a Washington award for vocational excellence during the 1995-96, 1996-97, and 1997-98 academic years must complete using the award before September 2005. For these recipients, eligibility for the award is forfeited after this period.

 

              Sec. 62. RCW 43.105.825 and 1999 c 285 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) In overseeing the technical aspects of the K-20 network, the information services board is not intended to duplicate the statutory responsibilities of the higher education coordinating board, the superintendent of public instruction, the information services board, the state librarian, or the governing boards of the institutions of higher education.

              (2) The board may not interfere in any curriculum or legally offered programming offered over the network.

              (3) ((The coordination of telecommunications planning for institutions of higher education as defined in RCW 28B.10.016 remains the responsibility of the higher education coordinating board under RCW 28B.80.600. The board may recommend, but not require, revisions to the higher education coordinating board's telecommunications plan.

              (4))) The responsibility to review and approve standards and common specifications for the network remains the responsibility of the information services board under RCW 43.105.041.

              (((5))) (4) The coordination of telecommunications planning for the common schools remains the responsibility of the superintendent of public instruction. Except as set forth in RCW 43.105.041(1)(d), the board may recommend, but not require, revisions to the superintendent's telecommunications plans.

 

              Sec. 63. RCW 43.157.010 and 2003 c 54 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) For purposes of this chapter and RCW 28A.525.166, 28B.80.330 (as recodified by this act), 28C.18.080, 43.21A.350, 47.06.030, and 90.58.100 and an industrial project of statewide significance is a border crossing project that involves both private and public investments carried out in conjunction with adjacent states or provinces or a private industrial development with private capital investment in manufacturing or research and development. To qualify as an industrial project of statewide significance: (a) The project must be completed after January 1, 1997; (b) the applicant must submit an application for designation as an industrial project of statewide significance to the department of community, trade, and economic development; and (c) the project must have:

              (i) In counties with a population of less than or equal to twenty thousand, a capital investment of twenty million dollars;

              (ii) In counties with a population of greater than twenty thousand but no more than fifty thousand, a capital investment of fifty million dollars;

              (iii) In counties with a population of greater than fifty thousand but no more than one hundred thousand, a capital investment of one hundred million dollars;

              (iv) In counties with a population of greater than one hundred thousand but no more than two hundred thousand, a capital investment of two hundred million dollars;

              (v) In counties with a population of greater than two hundred thousand but no more than four hundred thousand, a capital investment of four hundred million dollars;

              (vi) In counties with a population of greater than four hundred thousand but no more than one million, a capital investment of six hundred million dollars;

              (vii) In counties with a population of greater than one million, a capital investment of one billion dollars;

              (viii) In counties with fewer than one hundred persons per square mile as determined annually by the office of financial management and published by the department of revenue effective for the period July 1st through June 30th, projected full-time employment positions after completion of construction of fifty or greater;

              (ix) In counties with one hundred or more persons per square mile as determined annually by the office of financial management and published by the department of revenue effective for the period July 1st through June 30th, projected full-time employment positions after completion of construction of one hundred or greater; or

              (x) Been designated by the director of community, trade, and economic development as an industrial project of statewide significance either: (A) Because the county in which the project is to be located is a distressed county and the economic circumstances of the county merit the additional assistance such designation will bring; or (B) because the impact on a region due to the size and complexity of the project merits such designation.

              (2) The term manufacturing shall have the meaning assigned it in RCW 82.61.010.

              (3) The term research and development shall have the meaning assigned it in RCW 82.61.010.

              (4) The term applicant means a person applying to the department of community, trade, and economic development for designation of a development project as an industrial project of statewide significance.

 

              Sec. 64. RCW 43.79.465 and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 s 917 are each amended to read as follows:

              The education savings account is created in the state treasury. The account shall consist of all moneys appropriated to the account by the legislature.

              (1) Ten percent of legislative appropriations to the education savings account shall be distributed as follows: (a) Fifty percent to the distinguished professorship trust fund under RCW 28B.10.868 (as recodified by this act); (b) seventeen percent to the graduate fellowship trust fund under RCW 28B.10.882 (as recodified by this act); and (c) thirty-three percent to the college faculty awards trust fund under RCW 28B.50.837.

              (2) The remaining moneys in the education savings account may be appropriated solely for (a) common school construction projects that are eligible for funding from the common school construction account, (b) technology improvements in the common schools, and (c) during the 2001-03 fiscal biennium, technology improvements in public higher education institutions.

 

              Sec. 65. RCW 28B.15.760 and 1985 c 370 s 79 are each amended to read as follows:

              Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout RCW 28B.15.762 and 28B.15.764.

              (1) "Institution of higher education" or "institution" means a college or university in the state of Washington which is a member institution of an accrediting association recognized as such by rule of the higher education coordinating board.

              (2) "Board" means the higher education coordinating board.

              (3) "Eligible student" means a student registered for at least ten credit hours or the equivalent and demonstrates achievement of a 3.00 grade point average for each academic year, who is a resident student as defined by RCW 28B.15.012 through 28B.15.015, who is a "needy student" as defined in RCW 28B.10.802 (as recodified by this act), and who has a declared major in a program leading to a degree in teacher education in a field of science or mathematics, or a certificated teacher who meets the same credit hour and "needy student" requirements and is seeking an additional degree in science or mathematics.

              (4) "Public school" means a middle school, junior high school, or high school within the public school system referred to in Article IX of the state Constitution.

              (5) "Forgiven" or "to forgive" means to collect service as a teacher in a field of science or mathematics at a public school in the state of Washington in lieu of monetary payment.

              (6) "Satisfied" means paid-in-full.

              (7) "Borrower" means an eligible student who has received a loan under RCW 28B.15.762.

 

              Sec. 66. RCW 28B.15.820 and 1995 1st sp.s. c 9 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) Each institution of higher education, including technical colleges, shall deposit a minimum of three and one-half percent of revenues collected from tuition and services and activities fees in an institutional financial aid fund that is hereby created and which shall be held locally. Moneys in the fund shall be used only for the following purposes: (a) To make guaranteed long-term loans to eligible students as provided in subsections (3) through (8) of this section; (b) to make short-term loans as provided in subsection (9) of this section; or (c) to provide financial aid to needy students as provided in subsection (10) of this section.

              (2) An "eligible student" for the purposes of subsections (3) through (8) and (10) of this section is a student registered for at least six credit hours or the equivalent, who is eligible for resident tuition and fee rates as defined in RCW 28B.15.012 ((through [and])) and 28B.15.013, and who is a "needy student" as defined in RCW 28B.10.802 (as recodified by this act).

              (3) The amount of the guaranteed long-term loans made under this section shall not exceed the demonstrated financial need of the student. Each institution shall establish loan terms and conditions which shall be consistent with the terms of the guaranteed loan program established by 20 U.S. Code Section 1071 et seq., as now or hereafter amended. All loans made shall be guaranteed by the Washington student loan guaranty association or its successor agency. Institutions are hereby granted full authority to operate as an eligible lender under the guaranteed loan program.

              (4) Before approving a guaranteed long-term loan, each institution shall analyze the ability of the student to repay the loan based on factors which include, but are not limited to, the student's accumulated total education loan burdens and the employment opportunities and average starting salary characteristics of the student's chosen fields of study. The institution shall counsel the student on the advisability of acquiring additional debt, and on the availability of other forms of financial aid.

              (5) Each institution is responsible for collection of guaranteed long-term loans made under this section and shall exercise due diligence in such collection, maintaining all necessary records to insure that maximum repayments are made. Institutions shall cooperate with other lenders and the Washington student loan guaranty association, or its successor agency, in the coordinated collection of guaranteed loans, and shall assure that the guarantability of the loans is not violated. Collection and servicing of guaranteed long-term loans under this section shall be performed by entities approved for such servicing by the Washington student loan guaranty association or its successor agency: PROVIDED, That institutions be permitted to perform such servicing if specifically recognized to do so by the Washington student loan guaranty association or its successor agency. Collection and servicing of guaranteed long-term loans made by community colleges under subsection (1) of this section shall be coordinated by the state board for community and technical colleges and shall be conducted under procedures adopted by the state board.

              (6) Receipts from payment of interest or principal or any other subsidies to which institutions as lenders are entitled, that are paid by or on behalf of borrowers of funds under subsections (3) through (8) of this section, shall be deposited in each institution's financial aid fund and shall be used to cover the costs of making the guaranteed long-term loans under this section and maintaining necessary records and making collections under subsection (5) of this section: PROVIDED, That such costs shall not exceed five percent of aggregate outstanding loan principal. Institutions shall maintain accurate records of such costs, and all receipts beyond those necessary to pay such costs, shall be deposited in the institution's financial aid fund.

              (7) The governing boards of the state universities, the regional universities, and The Evergreen State College, and the state board for community and technical colleges, on behalf of the community colleges and technical colleges, shall each adopt necessary rules and regulations to implement this section.

              (8) First priority for any guaranteed long-term loans made under this section shall be directed toward students who would not normally have access to educational loans from private financial institutions in Washington state, and maximum use shall be made of secondary markets in the support of loan consolidation.

              (9) Short-term loans, not to exceed one year, may be made from the institutional financial aid fund to students enrolled in the institution. No such loan shall be made to any student who is known by the institution to be in default or delinquent in the payment of any outstanding student loan. A short-term loan may be made only if the institution has ample evidence that the student has the capability of repaying the loan within the time frame specified by the institution for repayment.

              (10) Any moneys deposited in the institutional financial aid fund that are not used in making long-term or short-term loans may be used by the institution for locally-administered financial aid programs for needy students, such as need-based institutional employment programs or need-based tuition and fee scholarship or grant programs. These funds shall be used in addition to and not to replace institutional funds that would otherwise support these locally-administered financial aid programs. First priority in the use of these funds shall be given to needy students who have accumulated excessive educational loan burdens. An excessive educational loan burden is a burden that will be difficult to repay given employment opportunities and average starting salaries in the student's chosen fields of study. Second priority in the use of these funds shall be given to needy single parents, to assist these students with their educational expenses, including expenses associated with child care and transportation.

 

              Sec. 67. RCW 28B.101.020 and 2003 c 233 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              (1) For the purposes of this chapter, "placebound" means unable to complete a college program because of family or employment commitments, health concerns, monetary inability, or other similar factors.

              (2) To be eligible for an educational opportunity grant, applicants must be placebound residents of the state of Washington as defined in RCW 28B.15.012(2) (a) through (d), who: (a) Are needy students as defined in RCW 28B.10.802(3) (as recodified by this act); and (b) have completed the associate of arts or associate of science degree or the equivalent. A placebound resident is one who may be influenced by the receipt of an enhanced student financial aid award to complete a baccalaureate degree at an eligible institution. An eligible placebound applicant is further defined as a person who would be unable to complete a baccalaureate course of study but for receipt of an educational opportunity grant.

 

              Sec. 68. RCW 28B.102.040 and 1987 c 437 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              The higher education coordinating board shall establish a planning committee to develop criteria for the screening and selection of recipients of the conditional scholarships. These criteria shall emphasize factors demonstrating excellence including but not limited to superior scholastic achievement, leadership ability, community contributions, and an ability to act as a role model for targeted ethnic minority students. These criteria also may include, for approximately half of the recipients, requirements that those recipients meet the definition of "needy student" under RCW 28B.10.802 (as recodified by this act).

 

              Sec. 69. RCW 28B.108.010 and 1991 c 228 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:

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

              (1) "Institution of higher education" or "institution" means a college or university in the state of Washington which is accredited by an accrediting association recognized as such by rule of the higher education coordinating board.

              (2) "Board" means the higher education coordinating board.

              (3) "Eligible student" or "student" means an American Indian who is a financially needy student, as defined in RCW 28B.10.802 (as recodified by this act), who is a resident student, as defined by RCW 28B.15.012(2), who is a full-time student at an institution of higher education, and who promises to use his or her education to benefit other American Indians.

 

              Sec. 70. RCW 28B.115.050 and 1991 c 332 s 18 are each amended to read as follows:

              The board shall establish a planning committee to assist it in developing criteria for the selection of participants. The board shall include on the planning committee representatives of the department, the department of social and health services, appropriate representatives from health care facilities, provider groups, consumers, the state board ((of community college education)) for community and technical colleges, the superintendent of public instruction, and other appropriate public and private agencies and organizations. The criteria may require that some of the participants meet the definition of "needy student" under RCW 28B.10.802 (as recodified by this act).

 

              Sec. 71. RCW 28B.119.030 and 2002 c 204 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

              The Washington promise scholarship program shall not be funded at the expense of the state need grant program as defined in ((RCW 28B.10.800 through 28B.10.824)) chapter 28B.-- RCW (as created in section 78 of this act). In administering the state need grant and promise scholarship programs, the higher education coordinating board shall first ensure that eligibility for state need grant recipients is at least fifty-five percent of state median family income.

 

              Sec. 72. RCW 28B.133.010 and 2003 c 19 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

              The educational assistance grant program for students with dependents is hereby created, subject to the availability of receipts of gifts, grants, or endowments from private sources. The program is created to serve financially needy students with dependents eighteen years of age or younger, by assisting them directly through a grant program to pursue a degree or certificate at public or private institutions of higher education, as defined in RCW 28B.10.802 (as recodified by this act), that participate in the state need grant program.

 

              Sec. 73. RCW 28B.133.020 and 2003 c 19 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

              To be eligible for the educational assistance grant program for students with dependents, applicants shall: (1) Be residents of the state of Washington; (2) be needy students as defined in RCW 28B.10.802(3) (as recodified by this act); (3) be eligible to participate in the state need grant program as set forth under RCW 28B.10.810 (as recodified by this act); and (4) have dependents eighteen years of age or younger who are under their care.

 

              Sec. 74. RCW 28B.133.050 and 2003 c 19 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

              The educational assistance grant program for students with dependents grants may be used by eligible participants to attend any public or private college or university in the state of Washington as defined in RCW 28B.10.802 (as recodified by this act). Each participating student may receive an amount to be determined by the higher education coordinating board, with a minimum amount of one thousand dollars per academic year, not to exceed the student's documented financial need for the course of study as determined by the institution.

              Educational assistance grants for students with dependents are not intended to supplant any grant scholarship or tax program related to postsecondary education. If the higher education coordinating board finds that the educational assistance grants for students with dependents supplant or reduce any grant, scholarship, or tax program for categories of students, then the higher education coordinating board shall adjust the financial eligibility criteria or the amount of the grant to the level necessary to avoid supplanting.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 75. The following acts or parts of acts are each repealed:

              (6) RCW 28B.10.210 (Blind students, assistance to--"Blind student" defined) and 1969 ex.s. c 223 s 28B.10.210;

              (7) RCW 28B.10.215 (Blind students, assistance to--Allocation of funds) and 1985 c 370 s 51, 1982 1st ex.s. c 37 s 6, 1974 ex.s. c 68 s 1, & 1969 ex.s. c 223 s 28B.10.215;

              (8) RCW 28B.10.220 (Blind students, assistance to--Administration of funds) and 1985 c 370 s 52, 1982 1st ex.s. c 37 s 7, 1974 ex.s. c 68 s 2, & 1969 ex.s. c 223 s 28B.10.220;

              (9) RCW 28B.10.824 (State student financial aid program--Commission, executive director, employees--Appointment--Salaries) and 1973 c 62 s 5 & 1969 ex.s. c 222 s 20;

              (10) RCW 28B.10.874 (Distinguished professorship trust fund program--Transfer of administration--Recommendations to governor and legislature) and 1987 c 8 s 9;

              (11) RCW 28B.10.887 (Graduate fellowship trust fund program--Transfer of administration) and 1998 c 245 s 14 & 1987 c 147 s 8;

              (12) RCW 28B.80.255 (Washington award for excellence--Use of academic grant) and 1992 c 83 s 3, 1992 c 50 s 2, & 1991 c 255 s 6;

              (13) RCW 28B.80.265 (Washington award for excellence--Rules) and 1992 c 83 s 4 & 1991 c 255 s 7;

              (14) RCW 28B.80.290 (Statewide transfer of credit policy and agreement--Requirements) and 1983 c 304 s 2;

              (15) RCW 28B.80.320 (Purpose) and 1985 c 370 s 3;

              (16) RCW 28B.80.340 (Program responsibilities) and 2003 c 130 s 4 & 1985 c 370 s 5;

              (17) RCW 28B.80.440 (Interstate discussions and agreements about standards and programs for teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates) and 1987 c 40 s 1;

              (18) RCW 28B.80.442 (Interstate discussions--Support and services of western interstate commission on higher education) and 1987 c 40 s 2;

              (19) RCW 28B.80.450 (Placebound students--Study of needs) and 1990 c 288 s 1;

              (20) RCW 28B.80.500 (Branch campuses--Adjustment of enrollment lids) and 1989 1st ex.s. c 7 s 2;

              (21) RCW 28B.80.520 (Branch campuses--Facilities acquisition) and 1989 1st ex.s. c 7 s 9;

              (22) RCW 28B.80.600 (Coordination of telecommunications planning) and 1996 c 137 s 9 & 1990 c 208 s 9;

              (23) RCW 28B.80.610 (Higher education institutional responsibilities) and 2003 c 130 s 5 & 1993 c 363 s 2;

              (24) RCW 28B.80.612 (Identification of methods to reduce administrative barriers) and 1998 c 245 s 25 & 1993 c 363 s 3;

              (25) RCW 28B.80.614 (Study of higher education system operations) and 1993 c 363 s 4;

              (26) RCW 28B.80.616 (Reports to legislature and citizens on postsecondary educational system--Reports to board from state board for community and technical colleges and state institutions of higher education--Cooperation with independent colleges and universities) and 1993 c 363 s 5;

              (27) RCW 28B.80.910 (Severability--1969 ex.s. c 277) and 1969 ex.s. c 277 s 15;

              (28) RCW 28B.80.911 (Severability--1985 c 370) and 1985 c 370 s 107;

              (29) RCW 28B.80.912 (Effective dates--1985 c 370) and 1985 c 370 s 108;

              (30) RCW 28A.305.280 (Forum for education issues) and 1994 c 222 s 1; and

              (31) RCW 28A.305.285 (Forum for education issues--Task force) and 1997 c 222 s 3 & 1994 c 222 s 2.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 76. Sections 1, 9, 11, and 12 of this act constitute a new chapter in Title 28B RCW.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 77. (1) The following sections are codified or recodified in the order shown in Part I, General Provisions, of the chapter created in section 76 of this act:

              (a) RCW 28B.80.300;

              (b) RCW 28B.80.310;

              (c) Section 1 of this act;

              (d) RCW 28B.80.390;

              (e) RCW 28B.80.400;

              (f) RCW 28B.80.410;

              (g) RCW 28B.80.420;

              (h) RCW 28B.80.110;

              (i) RCW 28B.80.430;

              (j) RCW 28B.80.380;

              (k) RCW 28B.80.200; and

              (l) RCW 28B.80.370.

              (2) The following sections are codified or recodified in the order shown in Part II, Policy and Planning, of the chapter created in section 76 of this act:

              (a) RCW 28B.80.345;

              (b) RCW 28B.80.330;

              (c) RCW 28B.80.335;

              (d) Section 9 of this act;

              (e) RCW 28B.80.280;

              (f) Section 11 of this act;

              (g) Section 12 of this act;

              (h) RCW 28B.80.350;

              (i) RCW 28B.10.044;

              (j) RCW 28B.15.070;

              (k) RCW 28B.15.076; and

              (l) RCW 28B.80.175.

              (3) The following sections are recodified in the order shown in Part III, Education Services Administration, of the chapter created in section 76 of this act:

              (a) RCW 28B.80.240;

              (b) RCW 28B.80.210;

              (c) RCW 28B.80.230;

              (d) RCW 28B.80.180;

              (e) RCW 28B.80.360;

              (f) RCW 28B.10.859;

              (g) RCW 28B.10.866;

              (h) RCW 28B.10.867;

              (i) RCW 28B.10.868;

              (j) RCW 28B.10.869;

              (k) RCW 28B.10.870;

              (l) RCW 28B.10.871;

              (m) RCW 28B.10.872;

              (n) RCW 28B.10.873;

              (o) RCW 28B.10.880;

              (p) RCW 28B.10.881;

              (q) RCW 28B.10.882;

              (r) RCW 28B.10.883;

              (s) RCW 28B.10.884;

              (t) RCW 28B.10.885;

              (u) RCW 28B.10.886;

              (v) RCW 28B.80.150;

              (w) RCW 28B.80.160;

              (x) RCW 28B.80.170;

              (y) RCW 28B.80.245;

              (z) RCW 28B.80.246;

              (aa) RCW 28B.80.272;

              (bb) RCW 28B.80.805;

              (cc) RCW 28B.80.806;

              (dd) RCW 28B.80.807;

              (ee) RCW 28B.80.620;

              (ff) RCW 28B.80.622;

              (gg) RCW 28B.80.624;

              (hh) RCW 28B.80.626; and

              (ii) RCW 28B.80.810.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 78. The following sections are recodified in a new chapter in Title 28B RCW:

              (1) RCW 28B.10.800;

              (2) RCW 28B.10.801;

              (3) RCW 28B.10.802;

              (4) RCW 28B.10.804;

              (5) RCW 28B.10.806;

              (6) RCW 28B.10.808;

              (7) RCW 28B.10.8081;

              (8) RCW 28B.10.810;

              (9) RCW 28B.10.812;

              (10) RCW 28B.10.814;

              (11) RCW 28B.10.816;

              (12) RCW 28B.10.818;

              (13) RCW 28B.10.820;

              (14) RCW 28B.10.821; and

              (15) RCW 28B.10.822.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 79. RCW 28B.80.510 is recodified as a new section in chapter 28B.45 RCW.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 80. Part headings used in this act are not part of the law.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 81. Sections 26 and 27 of this act expire January 30, 2005."

 

              On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "education;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 28B.80.380, 28B.80.400, 28B.80.430, 28B.80.200, 28B.80.345, 28B.80.330, 28B.80.335, 28B.80.280, 28B.80.350, 28B.10.044, 28B.15.070, 28B.15.076, 28B.80.175, 28B.80.360, 28B.10.859, 28B.10.868, 28B.10.873, 28B.10.882, 28B.80.160, 28B.80.245, 28B.80.246, 28B.80.620, 28B.80.626, 28B.04.020, 28B.04.030, 28B.04.080, 28B.04.085, 28B.10.800, 28B.10.802, 28B.10.804, 28B.10.808, 28B.10.8081, 28B.10.810, 28B.10.816, 28B.10.818, 28B.10.820, 28B.10.822, 28B.10.790, 28B.10.650, 28A.600.110, 28B.10.020, 28B.10.050, 28B.15.543, 28B.15.545, 28B.15.910, 28B.20.130, 28B.30.150, 28B.35.120, 28B.38.010, 28B.40.120, 28B.50.090, 28B.50.140, 28B.95.020, 28B.119.010, 28C.04.545, 43.105.825, 43.157.010, 43.79.465, 28B.15.760, 28B.15.820, 28B.101.020, 28B.102.040, 28B.108.010, 28B.115.050, 28B.119.030, 28B.133.010, 28B.133.020, and 28B.133.050; adding a new section to chapter 28B.45 RCW; adding new chapters to Title 28B RCW; creating new sections; recodifying RCW 28B.80.300, 28B.80.310, 28B.80.390, 28B.80.400, 28B.80.410, 28B.80.420, 28B.80.110, 28B.80.430, 28B.80.380, 28B.80.200, 28B.80.370, 28B.80.345, 28B.80.330, 28B.80.335, 28B.80.280, 28B.80.350, 28B.10.044, 28B.15.070, 28B.15.076, 28B.80.175, 28B.80.240, 28B.80.210, 28B.80.230, 28B.80.180, 28B.80.360, 28B.10.859, 28B.10.866, 28B.10.867, 28B.10.868, 28B.10.869, 28B.10.870, 28B.10.871, 28B.10.872, 28B.10.873, 28B.10.880, 28B.10.881, 28B.10.882, 28B.10.883, 28B.10.884, 28B.10.885, 28B.10.886, 28B.80.150, 28B.80.160, 28B.80.170, 28B.80.245, 28B.80.246, 28B.80.272, 28B.80.805, 28B.80.806, 28B.80.807, 28B.80.620, 28B.80.622, 28B.80.624, 28B.80.626, 28B.80.810, 28B.10.800, 28B.10.801, 28B.10.802, 28B.10.804, 28B.10.806, 28B.10.808, 28B.10.8081, 28B.10.810, 28B.10.812, 28B.10.814, 28B.10.816, 28B.10.818, 28B.10.820, 28B.10.821, 28B.10.822, and 28B.80.510; repealing RCW 28B.10.210, 28B.10.215, 28B.10.220, 28B.10.824, 28B.10.874, 28B.10.887, 28B.80.255, 28B.80.265, 28B.80.290, 28B.80.320, 28B.80.340, 28B.80.440, 28B.80.442, 28B.80.450, 28B.80.500, 28B.80.520, 28B.80.600, 28B.80.610, 28B.80.612, 28B.80.614, 28B.80.616, 28B.80.910, 28B.80.911, 28B.80.912, 28A.305.280, and 28A.305.285; providing an effective date; and providing an expiration date."

 

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

             There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate amendments to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 3103, and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 3, 2004

Mr. Speaker:

 

             The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 2934 with the following amendment:

 

              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

 

              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 64.38 RCW to read as follows:

              (1) The governing documents may not prohibit the outdoor display of the flag of the United States by an owner or resident on the owner's or resident's property if the flag is displayed in a manner consistent with federal flag display law, 4 U.S.C. Sec. 1 et seq. The governing documents may include reasonable rules and regulations, consistent with 4 U.S.C. Sec. 1 et seq., regarding the placement and manner of display of the flag of the United States.

              (2) The governing documents may not prohibit the installation of a flagpole for the display of the flag of the United States. The governing documents may include reasonable rules and regulations regarding the location and the size of the flagpole.

              (3) For purposes of this section, "flag of the United States" means the flag of the United States as defined in federal flag display law, 4 U.S.C. Sec. 1 et seq., that is made of fabric, cloth, or paper and that is displayed from a staff or flagpole or in a window. For purposes of this section, "flag of the United States" does not mean a flag depiction or emblem made of lights, paint, roofing, siding, paving materials, flora, or balloons, or of any similar building, landscaping, or decorative component.

              (4) The provisions of this section shall be construed to apply retroactively to any governing documents in effect on the effective date of this section. Any provision in a governing document in effect on the effective date of this section that is inconsistent with this section shall be void and unenforceable.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 64.38 RCW to read as follows:

              The governing documents may not prohibit the outdoor display of political signs promoting individual candidates for public office, during a period of ninety days prior to a general election. The governing documents may include reasonable rules and regulations regarding the location and size of political campaign signs.

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. The provisions of section 2 of this act take effect July 31, 2004."

 

              On page 1, line 3 of the title, after "properties;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding new sections to chapter 64.38 RCW; and providing an effective date."

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

POINT OF ORDER

 

             Representative Lantz requested a scope and object ruling on the Senate amendment to House Bill No. 2935.

 

SPEAKER'S RULING

 

             The Speaker (Representative Lovick presiding): "House Bill No. 2935 is entitled an act relating to "ensuring that members of homeowners' associations may display the flag of the United States on their properties." The bill as passed by the House provides that a homeowners' association may not prohibit residents from displaying the flag of the United States or installing a flagpole for the display of the flag of the United States but may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the display of the flag and the size and location of the flagpole.

             The Senate amendment provides similar protections for display of political yard signs.

             The House bill is narrowly drawn to provide protections solely for the display of the flag of the United States. The amendment providing protections for the display of campaign signs is clearly beyond the scope and object of the bill.

             Representative Lantz, your point of order is well taken."

 

             There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 2934, and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.

 

             There being no objection, the House reverted to the fourth order of business.

 

INTRODUCTION & FIRST READING

 

HB 3212           by Representatives Hunt, McDermott, Conway, Veloria, Cooper, Hudgins, Darneille, Romero and Dickerson

 

             AN ACT Relating to creating an open primary with voluntary party registration; amending RCW 29A.04.007, 29A.04.215, 29A.04.310, 29A.04.320, 29A.08.110, 29A.08.125, 29A.08.135, 29A.08.140, 29A.08.145, 29A.08.210, 29A.08.340, 29A.08.350, 29A.08.360, 29A.08.410, 29A.08.430, 29A.08.645, 29A.08.710, 29A.12.100, 29A.20.020, 29A.20.120, 29A.20.140, 29A.20.150, 29A.20.160, 29A.20.170, 29A.20.190, 29A.20.200, 29A.24.030, 29A.24.100, 29A.24.130, 29A.24.210, 29A.24.310, 29A.28.040, 29A.28.060, 29A.28.070, 29A.32.030, 29A.32.240, 29A.36.010, 29A.36.100, 29A.36.110, 29A.36.120, 29A.36.130, 29A.36.150, 29A.36.160, 29A.36.190, 29A.40.060, 29A.40.090, 29A.44.020, 29A.44.200, 29A.44.230, 29A.52.230, 29A.52.310, 29A.52.320, 29A.60.020, 29A.80.040, 29A.80.050, and 42.17.020; reenacting and amending RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.310; adding new sections to chapter 29A.04 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 29A.08 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 29A.32 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 29A.36 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 29A.40 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.52 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 29A.60 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 29A.64 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 29A.68 RCW; adding a new chapter to Title 29A RCW; creating new sections; repealing RCW 29A.04.903, 29A.36.140, 29A.52.110, 29A.52.120, 29A.52.130, and 29A.56.010; prescribing penalties; providing an effective date; providing expiration dates; and declaring an emergency.

 

             Referred to Committee on State Government.

 

HB 3213           by Representative Hunt

 

             AN ACT Relating to an open primary; amending RCW 29A.04.007, 29A.04.085, 29A.04.215, 29A.04.310, 29A.04.320, 29A.12.100, 29A.20.120, 29A.20.140, 29A.20.150, 29A.20.200, 29A.24.100, 29A.24.130, 29A.24.210, 29A.24.310, 29A.28.040, 29A.28.060, 29A.28.070, 29A.32.030, 29A.32.240, 29A.36.010, 29A.36.100, 29A.36.110, 29A.36.120, 29A.36.130, 29A.36.150, 29A.36.160, 29A.36.190, 29A.40.060, 29A.40.090, 29A.44.200, 29A.44.220, 29A.44.230, 29A.52.310, 29A.52.320, 29A.60.020, 29A.80.040, 29A.80.050, 29A.80.060, 29A.04.610, and 42.17.020; adding new sections to chapter 29A.08 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 29A.32 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.36 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.52 RCW; repealing RCW 29A.36.140, 29A.52.110, 29A.52.120, 29A.52.130, and 29A.04.903; and declaring an emergency.

 

             Referred to Committee on State Government.

 

ESSB 6233       by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Hewitt and Fairley; by request of Governor Locke)

 

             AN ACT Relating to the capital budget; making appropriations and authorizing expenditures for capital improvements; amending RCW 43.99E.025, 70.146.030, and 43.82.010; amending 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 ss 101, 104, 105, 107, 110, 159, 169, 234, 313, 312, 317, 340, 367, 369, 354, 394, 397, 406, 501, 743, 678, 738, 130, 135, 267, 273, 304, 310, 315, 356, 379, 389, 390, 412, 426, 601, 603, 606, 615, 633, 659, 702, 786, 798, 801, 695, 784, 787, 795, 628, 905, 907, and 915 (uncodified); adding new sections to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified); adding a new section to chapter 89.08 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 39.33 RCW; creating a new section; and declaring an emergency.

 

             Held on 1st Reading.

 

ESB 6453         by Senators Roach, Hargrove, Hale, T. Sheldon, Schmidt, Winsley, McCaslin, Carlson, Fairley and Rasmussen; by request of Secretary of State

 

             AN ACT Relating to a qualifying primary; amending RCW 29A.04.085, 29A.04.127, 29A.04.310, 29A.20.020, 29A.20.120, 29A.20.140, 29A.20.150, 29A.20.160, 29A.20.170, 29A.20.180, 29A.20.190, 29A.24.030, 29A.24.080, 29A.24.090, 29A.24.100, 29A.24.110, 29A.24.140, 29A.24.150, 29A.24.160, 29A.24.170, 29A.24.180, 29A.24.190, 29A.24.310, 29A.28.040, 29A.28.060, 29A.32.030, 29A.36.010, 29A.36.070, 29A.36.100, 29A.36.170, 29A.36.200, 29A.52.010, 29A.52.110, 29A.52.230, 29A.52.320, 29A.52.350, 29A.60.020, 29A.60.220, 29A.64.010, 29A.64.020, 29A.64.040, 29A.64.060, 29A.64.080, 29A.68.010, 29A.80.010, 29A.84.260, 29A.84.310, 29A.84.710, and 42.17.020; reenacting and amending RCW 29A.32.120; adding new sections to chapter 29A.52 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.04 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.28 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.08 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 29A.12 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.20 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.24 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.32 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.36 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.40 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.44 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.60 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.80 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.64 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 29A.68 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 29A.84 RCW; creating new sections; repealing RCW 29A.04.157, 29A.20.110, 29A.20.130, 29A.20.200, 29A.24.200, 29A.24.210, 29A.28.010, 29A.28.020, 29A.36.190, 29A.52.130, 29A.04.903, 29A.04.007, 29A.04.085, 29A.04.127, 29A.04.215, 29A.04.310, 29A.04.320, 29A.04.610, 29A.12.100, 29A.20.020, 29A.20.120, 29A.20.140, 29A.20.150, 29A.20.160, 29A.20.170, 29A.20.180, 29A.20.190, 29A.24.030, 29A.24.080, 29A.24.090, 29A.24.100, 29A.24.110, 29A.24.130, 29A.24.140, 29A.24.150, 29A.24.160, 29A.24.170, 29A.24.180, 29A.24.190, 29A.24.310, 29A.28.040, 29A.28.060, 29A.28.070, 29A.32.030, 29A.32.120, 29A.32.240, 29A.36.010, 29A.36.070, 29A.36.100, 29A.36.110, 29A.36.120, 29A.36.130, 29A.36.140, 29A.36.150, 29A.36.160, 29A.36.170, 29A.36.200, 29A.40.060, 29A.40.090, 29A.44.200, 29A.44.220, 29A.44.230, 29A.52.010, 29A.52.110, 29A.52.120, 29A.52.230, 29A.52.310, 29A.52.320, 29A.52.350, 29A.60.020, 29A.60.220, 29A.64.010, 29A.64.020, 29A.64.040, 29A.64.060, 29A.64.080, 29A.68.010, 29A.80.010, 29A.80.040, 29A.80.050, 29A.80.060, 29A.84.260, 29A.84.310, and 29A.84.710; prescribing penalties; providing a contingent effective date; and declaring an emergency.

 

             There being no objection, the bills listed on the day's introduction sheet under the fourth order of business were referred to the committees so designated, with the exception of ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 6453 which was read the first time and was placed on the second reading calendar.

 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

March 8, 2004

Mr. Speaker:

 

             The President has signed:

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6146,

SENATE BILL NO. 6237,

SENATE BILL NO. 6357,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

March 5, 2004

Mr. Speaker:

 

             The President has signed:

SENATE BILL NO. 5376,

SENATE BILL NO. 6141,

SENATE BILL NO. 6337,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6367,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

March 8, 2004

Mr. Speaker:

 

             The President has signed:

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6115,

SENATE BILL NO. 6372,

SENATE BILL NO. 6439,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

March 8, 2004

Mr. Speaker:

 

             The President has signed:

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5797,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5861,

SENATE BILL NO. 6164,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6466,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Milt H. Doumit, Secretary

 

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

 

SECOND READING

 

             HOUSE BILL NO. 2573, By Representatives Dunshee, Alexander, Hunt and Linville; by request of Governor Locke

 

             Adopting a supplemental capital budget.

 

             The bill was read the second time. There being no objection, Substitute House Bill No. 2573 was substituted for House Bill No. 2573 and the substitute bill was placed on the second reading calendar.

 

             SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2573 was read the second time.

 

             Representative Dunshee moved the adoption of amendment (1115):

 

              Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

 

              "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A supplemental capital budget is hereby adopted making changes to existing appropriations and making new appropriations which, subject to the provisions set forth in this act, the several dollar amounts hereinafter specified, or so much thereof as shall be necessary to accomplish the purposes designated, are hereby appropriated and authorized to be incurred for capital purposes for the biennium ending June 30, 2005, out of the several funds specified in this act.

 

PART 1

ADJUSTMENTS/CORRECTIONS TO 2003-2005 CAPITAL BUDGET

 

              Sec. 101. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 101 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMITTEE

JOINT LEGISLATIVE AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMITTEE

              Capital Budget Studies (04-1-950)

 

              (1) The ((appropriations)) appropriation in this section ((are)) is provided solely for capital studies, projects, and tasks pursuant to sections 923 and 924 of this act.

              (2) The reappropriation in this section is from 2001 2nd sp.s. c 8 s 149 for the office of financial management.

 

Reappropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $164,000

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $664,000

 

              Sec. 102. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 104 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

              Rural Washington Loan Fund (88-2-002)

 

Reappropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $558,000

              ((Rural Washington Loan Account--Federal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,739,295

                            Subtotal Reappropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,297,295))

Appropriation:

              Rural Washington Loan Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,542,969

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,353,072))

$2,549,398

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,650,367

 

              Sec. 103. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 105 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

              Rural Washington Loan Fund (RWLF) (04-4-009)

 

Appropriation:

              General Fund--Federal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,900,000

              Rural Washington Loan Account--((Federal)) State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,581,000

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,481,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,132,000

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,613,000

 

              Sec. 104. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 107 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

              Building for the Arts (04-4-007)

 

              The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The appropriation is subject to the provisions of RCW 43.63A.750. The following projects are eligible for funding:

 

Projects

Location

Recommendation

Artspace (Tashiro Kaplan)

Seattle

$300,000

Broadway center

Tacoma

$400,000

Children's museum

Everett

$200,000

Columbia city gallery

Seattle

$110,000

Cornish College

Seattle

$700,000

Friends of Gladish

Pullman

$37,000

Historic cooper school

Seattle

$32,000

Lincoln theatre

Mt. Vernon

$110,000

Olympic theatre arts

Sequim

$265,000

Orcas sculpture park

Eastsound

$15,000

Pacific Northwest ballet

Bellevue

$268,000

Pratt fine arts center

Seattle

$700,000

Richland players theatre

Richland

$51,000

S'Klallam longhouse

Kingston

$200,000

Seattle art museum

Seattle

$700,000

Squaxin Island museum

Shelton

$100,000

Vashon allied arts

Vashon

$80,000

Velocity dance center

Seattle

$35,000

Western Washington center for the arts

Port Orchard

$165,000

((World kite museum

Long Beach

$32,000))

TOTAL

 

(($4,500,000))

$4,468,000

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,500,000))

$4,468,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,000,000

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($20,500,000))

$20,468,000

 

              Sec. 105. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 110 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

              Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) (04-4-008)

 

              The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: ((The)) A maximum of twenty-five percent of the appropriation in this section ((is provided solely for loans to local governments)) may be used for grants.

 

Appropriation:

              Public Facility Construction Loan Revolving Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,491,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36,718,769

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $48,209,769

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 106. A new section is added to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

              Drinking Water Assistance Program (00-2-007)

 

              The reappropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: Funding from the state public works trust fund shall be matched with new federal sources to improve the quality of drinking water in the state, and shall be used solely for projects that achieve the goals of the federal safe drinking water act.

 

Reappropriation:

              Drinking Water Assistance Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,983,356

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,716,644

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,700,000

 

              Sec. 107. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 161 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

              Heritage Park (01-H-004)

 

Reappropriation:

              Capitol Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $976,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,559,774

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($0))

$1,600,000

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($16,035,774))

$17,135,774

 

              Sec. 108. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 159 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

              Transportation Building Preservation (((98-1-008))) (02-1-008)

 

Reappropriation:

              Thurston County Capital Facilities Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,001,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,964,065

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,090,000

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,055,065

 

              Sec. 109. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 173 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

              Legislative Building Security (04-2-950)

 

              The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The department shall not purchase metal detectors for the legislative building.

 

Appropriation:

              Thurston County Capital Facilities Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,179,000))

$879,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,179,000))

$879,000

 

              Sec. 110. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 169 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

              Engineering and Architectural Services (04-2-014)

 

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

              (1) The appropriation in this section shall be used to provide project management services to state agencies as required by RCW 43.19.450 that are essential and mandated activities defined as core services and are included in the engineering and architectural services' responsibilities and task list for general public works projects of normal complexity. The general public works projects included are all those financed by the state capital budget for the biennium ending June 30, 2005, with individual total project values up to $20 million.

              (2) The department may negotiate agreements with agencies for additional fees to manage projects financed by financial contracts, other alternative financing, projects with a total value greater than $20 million, or for the nonstate funded portion of projects with mixed funding sources.

              (3) The department shall review each community and technical college request and the requests of other client agencies for funding any project over $2.5 million for inclusion in the 2004 supplemental capital budget and the 2005-07 capital budget to ensure that the amount requested by the agency is appropriate for predesign, design, and construction, depending on the phase of the project being requested. The department shall pay particular attention: (a) That the budgeted amount requested is at an appropriate level for the various components that make up the cost of the project such as project management; and (b) that standard measurements such as cost per square foot are reasonable. The department shall also assist the office of financial management with review of other agency projects as requested.

 

Appropriation:

              Charitable, Educational, Penal, and Reformatory Institutions Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$140,000

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,009,000

              Thurston County Capital Facilities Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($3,437,000))

$974,000

              General Fund--State (FY 2005). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $950,000

              Community and Technical College Capital Projects Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,513,000

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,586,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,586,000

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 111. A new section is added to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

              Eastern State Hospital: Legal Offender Unit (98-2-002)

 

Reappropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,330,537

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,580,537

 

              Sec. 112. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 250 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

              FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

              Monroe Corrections Center: 100 Bed Management and Segregation Unit (00-2-008)

 

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

              (1) It is the intent of the legislature to explore the concept of an anaerobic digester, also known as a BioGas facility, to treat dairy waste in Snohomish county, with the Monroe honor farm being one possible site for such a project.

              (2) ((The department shall not sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of the Monroe honor farm site prior to December 1, 2004.)) The legislature finds that it is in the public interest to encourage development of a BioGas facility at the Monroe honor farm to convert dairy waste, fish processing waste, and other waste products into energy. Such a facility will: Help improve water quality in area streams; help restore salmon habitat; create jobs; generate green energy; improve the economic sustainability of area dairy farms; help stem sprawl; serve as a demonstration project for environmental education; reduce on-going costs associated with maintaining state ownership of this facility; encourage greater cooperation between area tribes and agricultural interests; and be a model for other such efforts in the state.

              (3) In consideration of the multiple public benefits set forth in this section and notwithstanding any other provision of law, within one hundred twenty days of the requirements of subsection (4) of this section being completed, the secretary of corrections shall transfer the Monroe honor farm to a federally recognized tribe within Snohomish county for construction and operation of a BioGas facility, related agricultural-based businesses, and activities designed to promote salmon restoration and sustainability of area dairy farms. The secretary of corrections shall work with the federally recognized tribe to draft appropriate deed restrictions or conservation easements for the property to ensure that the property is used for the legislative purposes set forth in this section.

              (4) The department of corrections shall transfer the property only if the federally recognized tribe has completed a feasibility study for a BioGas facility at the site and only if the tribe has concluded that development of such a facility is feasible. Further, if the property is not used for one or more of the purposes set forth in this section within two years from the date of transfer or if at any time the property is used for activities inconsistent with the legislative purposes set forth in this section, then the ownership of the property shall automatically revert to the state of Washington.

              (5) The legislature finds that the value of the public benefits set forth in this section exceeds the fair market value of Monroe honor farm. Accordingly, the secretary of corrections shall transfer the property to a federally recognized tribe within Snohomish county at no cost beyond the consideration set forth in this section. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to affect or modify liability or responsibility for any existing environmental contamination related to the Monroe honor farm.

 

Reappropriation:

              General Fund--Federal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,964,679

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,575,906

                            Subtotal Reappropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,540,585

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,674,031

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,223,416

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,438,032

 

              Sec. 113. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 234 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

HEALTH

              Drinking Water Assistance Program (04-4-003)

 

              The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: This appropriation is provided solely for an interagency agreement with the department of community, trade, and economic development to make, in cooperation with the public works board, loans to local governments and public water systems for projects and activities to protect and improve the state's drinking water facilities and resources.

 

Appropriation:

              Drinking Water Assistance Account--Federal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($28,122,000))

$46,222,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($28,122,000))

$46,222,000

 

              Sec. 114. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 313 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

ECOLOGY

              Centennial Clean Water Program (04-4-007)

 

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

              (1) Up to $7,547,044 of the water quality account appropriation is provided for the extended grant payment to Metro/King county.

              (2) Up to $10,000,000 of the state building construction account--state appropriation is provided for the extended grant payment to Spokane for the Spokane-Rathdrum Prairie aquifer.

              (3) $2,000,000 of the state building construction account--state appropriation is provided solely for water quality facility grants for communities with a population of less than 5,000. The department shall give priority consideration to: (a) Communities subject to a regulatory order from the department of ecology for noncompliance with water quality regulations; (b) projects for which design work has been completed; and (c) projects with a local match from reasonable water quality rates and charges.

              (4) (($1,500,000 of the state building construction--state appropriation is provided solely for water conveyance facilities to implement the 1996 memorandum of agreement regarding utilization of Skagit river basin water resources for in-stream and out-of-stream purposes.

              (5))) $4,000,000 of the state building construction account--state appropriation is provided solely for a grant to the city of Duvall for construction of a sewage treatment plant.

              (((6))) (5) $1,000,000 of the state building construction account--state appropriation is provided solely for the Klickitat wastewater treatment project.

              (6) $1,100,000 of the state building construction account--state appropriation is provided solely for the comprehensive irrigation district management program.

              (7) $150,000 of the water quality account--state appropriation is to contract with a regional salmon enhancement organization for planning activities related to improving water quality in the Hood Canal, particularly research, preservation, and restoration of molluscan ecosystem including bivalves and other important filtering organisms in Hood Canal.

              (8) The remaining appropriation in this section is provided for statewide water quality implementation and planning grants and loans. The department shall give priority consideration to projects located in basins with critical or depressed salmonid stocks.

              (((8))) (9) In addition to the annual project progress reporting requirement of RCW 43.88.160(3), the department shall file quarterly project progress reports with the office of financial management.

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($30,452,000))

$28,952,000

              Water Quality Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,948,000

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($46,400,000))

$44,900,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200,000,000

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($246,400,000))

$244,900,000

 

              Sec. 115. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 312 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

              Centennial Clean Water Fund (02-4-007) and (86-2-007)

 

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

              (1) The reappropriation is subject to the conditions and limitations of section 315, chapter 8, Laws of 2001 2nd sp. sess.

              (2) The reappropriation for project number 86-2-007 is $793,214 for the public works assistance account and $4,600,505 for the water quality account. The remainder, $13,702,946 for the water quality account, is for project number 02-4-007.

 

Reappropriation:

              Public Works Assistance Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$793,214

              Water Quality Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($20,210,510))

$18,303,451

                            Subtotal Reappropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,096,665

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($115,983,563))

$117,890,622

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($136,194,073))

$136,987,287

 

              Sec. 116. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 317 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

              Padilla Bay Expansion (02-2-006)

 

Reappropriation:

              General Fund--Federal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,472,891))

$1,374,553

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($693,353))

$651,208

                            Subtotal Reappropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($2,166,244))

$2,025,761

 

Appropriation:

              General Fund--Federal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,417,196))

$2,562,128

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $568,804

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($2,986,000))

$3,130,932

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($527,756))

$668,239

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($5,680,000))

$5,824,932

 

              Sec. 117. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 309 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

              Water Rights Purchase/Lease (04-1-005)

 

              (1) The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The appropriation is provided for the purchase or lease of water rights. It is also provided for the purpose of improving stream and river flows in fish critical basins under the trust water rights program under chapters 90.42 and 90.38 RCW.

              (2) The appropriation in this section is subject to the policies and requirements of chapter . . . (Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1317), Laws of 2004.

 

Appropriation:

              General Fund--Federal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500,000

              State Drought Preparedness--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500,000

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000,000

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 118. If chapter . . . (Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1317), Laws of 2004, is not enacted by April 15, 2004, section 117 of this act is null and void.

 

              Sec. 119. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 340 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

              Iron Horse Trail (04-2-016)

 

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

              (1) In addition to the annual project progress reporting requirement of RCW 43.88.160(3), the commission shall file quarterly project progress reports with the office of financial management.

              (2) The commission shall submit a study of potential user fees that could support maintenance, operation, and capital renewal costs of the agency's three cross-state trails. This study must be submitted to the office of financial management by June 30, 2004.))

              The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The commission shall submit a study of potential user fees that could support maintenance, operation, and capital renewal costs of the commission's three cross-state trails. This study must be submitted to the office of financial management by June 30, 2004.

 

Appropriation:

              ((State Building Construction Account--State))

                            Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$262,500

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $262,500

 

              Sec. 120. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 367 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION

INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION

              Salmon Recovery (00-2-001)

 

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

              (1) The agency shall report to the legislature by December 1, 2003, on the reason for funds in this section not being expended.

              (2) $974,000 of this 2004 amendment is for a fund balance adjustment.

 

Reappropriation:

              General Fund--Federal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35,263,219

              Salmon Recovery Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($11,076,017))

$8,457,819

                            Subtotal Reappropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($46,339,236))

$43,721,038

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($53,566,576))

$55,210,774

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($101,569,389))

$98,931,812

 

              Sec. 121. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 369 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION

              Salmon Recovery Fund Board Programs (SRFB) (04-4-001)

 

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

              (((1) $23,187,500 of the appropriation is provided for grants for restoration projects.

              (2) The remainder of)) The appropriation is provided solely for grants for other salmon recovery efforts. These grants shall include a grant to any regional recovery board established in the Revised Code of Washington and the management board created in chapter ... (Substitute Senate Bill No. 6682), Laws of 2004, and may include grants for additional restoration projects.

              (((3) By December 1, 2003, the salmon recovery funding board shall provide a report to the house of representatives capital budget committee and the senate ways and means committee that enumerates board expenditures for salmon recovery projects and activities. The report shall include a list of each project that has been approved for funding by the board, and each project that was submitted on a lead entity habitat project schedule and not funded by the board. Each list shall include the project, project description, project sponsor, status of the project including expenditures to date and completion date, and matching funds that were available for the project. The report shall also include a list and description of all other activities funded by the board including consulting contracts, lead entity and regional recovery board contracts, a description of each of these activities, and the timeline for their completion.))

 

Appropriation:

              General Fund--Federal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$34,375,000

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,000,000

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,375,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,375,000

 

              Sec. 122. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 354 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION

              Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) (04-4-002)

 

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

              (1) The appropriation is provided for the approved list of projects in LEAP capital document No. 2003-45, as developed on June 4, 2003, and LEAP capital document No. 2004-17, as developed on February 25, 2004. In addition to the annual project progress reporting requirement of RCW 43.88.160(3), the committee shall file quarterly project progress reports with the office of financial management.

              (2) It is the intent of the legislature that any moneys remaining unexpended shall be reappropriated in the 2005-07 biennium, but no reappropriations shall be made in subsequent biennia.

              (3) The department of natural resources shall manage lands acquired through project No. 02-1090, "Bone river and Niawiakum river natural area preserves," as natural resources conservation areas under chapter 79.71 RCW.

 

Appropriation:

              Outdoor Recreation Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,500,000

              Habitat Conservation Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,500,000

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$120,000,000

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $165,000,000

 

              Sec. 123. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 394 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

FISH AND WILDLIFE

              Job Creation and Infrastructure Projects (03-1-001)

 

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

              (1) The reappropriation shall support the projects as listed in section 212, chapter 238, Laws of 2002.

              (2) The legislature does not intend to reappropriate amounts not expended by June 30, 2005.

 

Reappropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($970,000))

$1,285,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,070,000))

$1,755,000

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,040,000

 

              Sec. 124. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 406 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

NATURAL RESOURCES

              Minor Works (02-2-001) and (00-2-011)

 

Reappropriation:

              Forest Development Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $256,230

              Resources Management Cost Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $482,466

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $455,575

              Agricultural College Trust Management Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $68,950

                            Subtotal Reappropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,263,221

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,006,779

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,270,000

 

              Sec. 125. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 408 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

              Minor Works--Facility Preservation (04-1-002)

 

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

              (1) The department shall report to the office of financial management by September 1, 2004, all minor works expenditures over $100,000 for fiscal year 2004 using funds appropriated under this section.

              (2) By December 1, 2004, the office of financial management shall report to the capital budget related committees of the legislature all expenditures under subsection (1) of this section that were not on a minor works list approved by the office of financial management at the time of the expenditure.

 

Appropriation:

              Forest Development Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $224,900

              Resources Management Cost Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $389,700

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150,000

              Agricultural College Trust Management Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,200

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$813,800

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $813,800

 

              Sec. 126. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 501 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

              Seattle Toxicology Lab (((00-2-009))) (00-2-008)

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $800,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,059,864

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,655,000

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,514,864

 

              Sec. 127. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 604 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

              Resource Efficiency Pilot Project (04-4-851)

 

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

              (1) $1,350,000 of this appropriation is provided solely for costs directly associated with the design and construction of five public K-12 schools that meet or exceed comprehensive design standards for high performance and sustainable school building standards, including costs associated with pilot project planning, oversight, and management.

              (2) Up to $150,000 of this appropriation shall be used to:

              (a) Develop a technical manual to facilitate the use of high performance and sustainable school building standards by K-12 schools;

              (b) Develop incentives for school districts participating in this program to construct buildings that achieve a significant life-cycle savings over current practices;

              (c) Integrate the technical manual with other applicable K-12 construction manuals, rules, and policies;

              (d) Report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature on the potential for sustainable building practices to reduce expenditures for school construction.

              The board may contract with one or more entities to fulfill the requirements of subsection (2) of this section and may require match funding of up to one hundred percent for participating nongovernmental entities.

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500,000

 

              Sec. 128. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 615 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

              Kennedy, Dry, and Irwin Buildings Preservation (04-1-002)

 

              The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: Up to $1,700,000 may be used for a predesign and design of a replacement for the Kennedy facility. Before design funds may be released, the office of financial management, after consultation with the legislature, must agree with the findings of the predesign.

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,279,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,279,000

 

              Sec. 129. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 743 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

              South Puget Sound Community College: Humanities/General Education Complex (00-2-679)

 

Reappropriation:

              ((Education Construction Account--State))

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,092,690

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,350,248

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $812,310

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,255,248

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 130. A new section is added to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

              Leadbetter Acquisition/Restoration (05-1-850)

 

Reappropriation:

              General Fund--Federal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $107,933

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $886,067

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $994,000

 

              Sec. 131. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 380 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

STATE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

              Dairy Nutrient Management Grants Program (02-4-002)

 

              The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The appropriations may be used for all animal waste management programs.

 

Reappropriation:

              Water Quality Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350,000

Appropriation:

              Water Quality Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,600,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,950,000

 

              Sec. 132. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 738 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

              Highline Community College: Higher Ed Center/Childcare (00-2-678)

 

Reappropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $985,949

Appropriation:

              Gardner-Evans Higher Education Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($14,654,000))

$11,692,000

              Community and Technical College Capital Projects Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($3,898,000))

$6,860,000

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,552,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,359,051

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,897,000

 

              Sec. 133. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 805 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

              Minor Works - Program (Minor Improvements) (04-2-130)

 

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

              (1) The state board for community and technical colleges shall report to the office of financial management by September 1, 2004, all minor works expenditures over $100,000 for fiscal year 2004 using funds appropriated under this section.

              (2) By December 1, 2004, the office of financial management shall report to the capital budget related committees of the legislature all expenditures under subsection (1) of this section that were not on a minor works list approved by the office of financial management at the time of the expenditure.

 

Appropriation:

              Community and Technical College Capital Projects Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($14,979,217))

$13,466,217

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,513,000

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,979,217

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40,000,000

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $54,979,217

 

              Sec. 134. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 782 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

              Job Creation and Infrastructure Projects (03-1-001)

 

              The reappropriation and appropriation in this section ((is)) are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

              (1) The reappropriation in this section shall support the projects as listed in section 224, chapter 238, Laws of 2002.

              (2) With the following exception, the legislature does not intend to reappropriate amounts not expended by June 30, 2005: CWU/Wenatchee higher education center, also known as Van Tassel center addition or the Wenatchee Valley College portable replacement project, (04-1-201).

 

Reappropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $865,437

              Education Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,209,178

                            Subtotal Reappropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,074,615

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,525,560

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,600,175

 

              Sec. 135. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 816 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

              Seattle Central: Replacement North Plaza Building (04-1-275)

 

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

              (1) The appropriation is solely for the design, construction, and equipment for information technology space. As presented to the legislature, the space for this program is created by adding a floor to another structure.

              (2) The state board for community and technical colleges shall submit major project reports on this project to the office of financial management with copies to the legislative fiscal committees in accordance with the established procedures for major project reports.

              (3) Following occupancy of the project, the state board for community and technical colleges, with the assistance of the department of general administration and the community college, shall submit a final budget reconciliation by fund source for all costs of the project, including equipment and furnishings.

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,976,200

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,976,200

 

              Sec. 136. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 821 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

              Tacoma Community College: Renovation - Building 7 (04-1-313)

 

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

              (1) The appropriation is solely for the design, construction, and equipment for an extensive renovation of an instructional building and its systems.

              (2) The state board for community and technical colleges shall submit major project reports on this project to the office of financial management with copies to the legislative fiscal committees in accordance with the established procedures for major project reports.

              (3) Following occupancy of the project, the state board for community and technical colleges, with the assistance of the department of general administration and the community college, shall submit a final budget reconciliation by fund source for all costs of the project, including equipment and furnishings.

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,988,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,988,000

 

PART 2

CAPITAL PROJECTS/PROGRAMS/ENHANCEMENTS

 

              Sec. 201. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 130 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT         Drinking Water Assistance Account (04-4-002)

 

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

              (1) Expenditures of the appropriation shall comply with RCW 70.119A.170.

              (2)(a) The state building construction account appropriation is provided solely to provide assistance to counties, cities, and special purpose districts to identify, acquire, and rehabilitate public water systems that have water quality problems or have been allowed to deteriorate to a point where public health is an issue. Eligibility is confined to applicants that already own at least one group A public water system and that demonstrate a track record of sound drinking water utility management. Funds may be used for: Planning, design, and other preconstruction activities; system acquisition; and capital construction costs.

              (b) The state building construction account appropriation must be jointly administered by the department of health, the public works board, and the department of community, trade, and economic development using the drinking water state revolving fund loan program as an administrative model. In order to expedite the use of these funds and minimize administration costs, this appropriation must be administered by guidance, rather than rule. Projects must generally be prioritized using the drinking water state revolving fund loan program criteria. All financing provided through this program must be in the form of grants that must partially cover project costs. The maximum grant to any eligible entity may not exceed twenty-five percent of the funds allocated to this appropriation.

 

Appropriation:

              Drinking Water Assistance Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($8,500,000))

$12,700,000

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,000,000

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($12,500,000))

$16,700,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32,400,000

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($44,900,000))

$49,100,000

 

              Sec. 202. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 134 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

              FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT              Housing Assistance, Weatherization, and Affordable Housing (04-4-003)

 

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

              (1) At least $9,000,000 of the appropriation is provided solely for weatherization administered through the energy matchmakers program.

              (2) $5,000,000 of the appropriation is provided solely to promote development of safe and affordable housing units for persons eligible for services from the division of developmental disabilities within the department of social and health services.

              (3) $2,000,000 of the appropriation is provided solely for grants to nonprofit organizations and public housing authorities for revolving loan, self-help housing programs for low and moderate income families.

              (4) $1,000,000 of the appropriation is provided solely for shelters, transitional housing, or other housing facilities for victims of domestic violence.

              (5) $8,000,000 of the appropriation is provided solely for facilities housing low-income migrant, seasonal, or temporary farmworkers. It is the intent of the legislature that operation of the facilities built under this section be in compliance with 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1342. The department shall minimize the amount of these funds that are utilized for staff and administrative purposes or other operational expenses. The department shall work with the farmworker housing advisory committee to prioritize funding of projects to the areas of highest need. Funding may also be provided, to the extent qualified projects are submitted, for health and safety projects.

              (6) $5,000,000 of the appropriation is provided solely for the development of emergency shelters and transitional housing opportunities for homeless families with children. The department shall minimize the amount of funds that are utilized for staff and administrative purposes or other operational expenses.

              (7) Up to $1,000,000 of the appropriation is provided solely to help capitalize a self-insurance risk pool for nonprofit corporations in Washington that develop housing units for low-income persons and families after the pool is approved by the state risk manager. The department shall develop a plan to create this self-insurance risk pool for submission to the office of the risk manager no later than December 1, 2004. The department shall establish an advisory committee of interested stakeholders to assist the department in developing the plan required under this subsection. The plan shall provide that the self-insurance risk pool shall repay to the state the appropriation under this section whenever the capitalization exceeds the minimum requirements established by the office of the risk manager.

 

Appropriation:

              State Taxable Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($80,000,000))

$81,000,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200,000,000

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

$281,000,000

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 203. If chapter . . . (Second Substitute House Bill No. 1840), Laws of 2004 is not enacted by April 15, 2004, section 202 of this act is null and void.

 

              Sec. 204. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 151 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT              Local/Community Projects (04-4-011)

 

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

              (1) The projects must comply with RCW 43.63A.125(2)(c) and other standard requirements for community projects administered by the department, except that the Highline historical society project is land acquisition.

              (2) The appropriation is provided for the following list of projects:

 

Local Community Project List

Location

Amount

Art Crate field

Bethel

$500,000

Asia Pacific cultural center

Tacoma

$100,000

Asotin aquatic center

Clarkston

$500,000

Auburn YMCA

Auburn

$250,000

Boys and girls clubs of Snohomish county

Lake Stevens

$350,000

Burke museum

Seattle

$500,000

Capital arts theater and sculpture garden

Olympia

$250,000

Capitol theater

Yakima

$500,000

Chinese reconciliation project

Tacoma

$300,000

Clark lake park

Kent

$400,000

Colman school

Seattle

$300,000

Crossroads community center

Bellevue

$500,000

Eastside heritage center

Bellevue

$200,000

Eatonville city projects

Eatonville

$150,000

Edgewood sewer

Edgewood

$100,000

Edmonds center for the arts

Edmonds

$500,000

El Centro de la Raza

Seattle

$117,000

Farmers market and maritime park

Bellingham

$500,000

Firstenburg community center

Vancouver

$500,000

Former capitol historical marker

Olympia

$2,000

Friends of the falls/Great Gorge park

Spokane

$250,000

Frontier park

Pierce county

$165,000

GAR cemetery

Seattle

$5,000

Graham fire district emergency services center

Graham

$150,000

Grandmother's hill

Tukwila

$300,000

Highline historical society

Highline

$300,000

Historical cabins project

Federal Way

$106,000

Hugs foundation

Raymond

$21,500

Northwest kidney centers

Bellevue

$300,000

Museum of flight - WWI and WWII

Seattle

$500,000

Naval museum

Bremerton

$500,000

New Phoebe house

Tacoma

$25,000

Northwest orthopaedic institute

Tacoma

$200,000

Paramount theater

Seattle

$250,000

Rainier historical museum/Community center

Rainier

$20,000

Ritzville public development authority

Ritzville

$50,000

Seahurst ELC

Burien

$100,000

South Hill community park

Pierce county

$250,000

South Wenatchee family services center

Wenatchee

$400,000

Stonerose interpretive center

Republic

$8,000

Sweetwater creek restoration

Hood Canal

$500,000

Tacoma seawall

Tacoma

$250,000

Thyme patch park

Seattle

$5,000

ToscoSports complex

Ferndale

$500,000

Ustalady beach acquisition

Island county

$135,000

Veterans memorial museum

Chehalis

$255,000

West Hylebos state park

Federal Way

$250,000

White Center apprenticeship

White Center

$250,000

Woodway wildlife reserve

Woodway

$300,000

Youth development center

Federal Way

$100,000

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

(($12,197,500))

$12,964,500

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($12,197,500))

$12,964,500

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($12,197,500))

$12,964,500

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 205. A new section is added to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT              Port of Walla Walla Land Acquisition (2004-4-961)

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000,000

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 206. A new section is added to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT              Capital Budget and Facilities Management Enhancement (05-2-850)

 

              The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The purpose of this appropriation is to implement the recommendations of the higher education facilities preservation study and other related budget and financial management system improvements. These improvements should also be applicable to nonhigher education institutions.

 

Appropriation:

              Education Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$150,000

              Charitable, Educational, Reformatory, and Penal

                            Institutions Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,000

                            Subtotal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$165,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $165,000

 

              Sec. 207. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 162 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION GENERAL ADMINISTRATION              Legislative Building: Rehabilitation and Capital Addition (01-1-008)

 

              The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The reappropriation in this section is subject to the conditions and limitations of section 109, chapter 238, Laws of 2002 and section 904, chapter 10, Laws of 2003.

 

Reappropriation:

              Capital Historic District Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$68,450,000

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,000,000

                            Subtotal Reappropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$74,450,000

Appropriation:

              Thurston County Capital Facilities Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($2,300,000))

$5,113,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,031,000

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($102,781,000))

$105,594,000

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 208. A new section is added to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

CORRECTIONS

              Community Treatment Program: Capital Repairs (05-2-801)

 

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

              (1) Funds are provided solely for improvements to a facility or facilities to be used in conjunction with a residential chemical dependency treatment program or for new construction of a facility for residential chemical treatment located at Coyote Ridge corrections center.

              (2) Prior to allotment for construction, the department shall submit a project planning document to the office of financial management and legislative fiscal committees identifying and outlining the project or projects, scope, schedule, and preliminary cost estimates for capital projects related to the residential chemical dependency treatment program.

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,200,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,200,000

 

              Sec. 209. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 267 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

              Minor Works - Health, Safety, and Code (04-1-021)

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,000,000))

$3,750,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

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

3,750,000

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 210. A new section is added to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified) to read as follows:

              FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

              Washington Corrections Center for Women: Sewer Connection Fee (05-2-002)

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140,000

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 211. A new section is added to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified) to read as follows:

              FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

              Statewide: Water System Plans (05-1-003)

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110,000

 

              Sec. 212. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 304 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

ECOLOGY

              Local Toxics Grants to Locals for Cleanup and Prevention (04-4-008)

 

              The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: (((1))) $8,000,000 of the appropriation is provided solely for a grant to the port of Ridgefield to continue clean-up actions on port-owned property.

 

Appropriation:

              Local Toxics Control Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($45,000,000))

$45,250,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

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

$45,250,000

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 213. A new section is added to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

              Water Conveyance Infrastructure Projects (05-2-850)

 

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

              (1) $1,500,000 of the state building construction account--state appropriation is provided solely for water conveyance facilities to implement the 1996 memorandum of agreement regarding utilization of Skagit river basin water resources for in-stream and out-of-stream purposes.

              (2) $300,000 of the state and local improvements revolving account--state appropriation is provided solely for the Bertrand watershed improvement district to address unpermitted water use and environmental compliance and fund early action planning, feasibility studies, and construction of early action projects.

              (3) $1,600,000 of the state and local improvements revolving account--state appropriation is provided solely for the Middle Fork Nooksack river water diversion system.

              (4)(a) $4,200,000 of the state and local improvements revolving account--state appropriation and $150,000 of the state building construction account--state appropriation in this section are provided solely for grants to finance water infrastructure and conveyance projects in twenty-eight priority salmon basins. The purpose of this funding is to develop projects and take other water management actions that benefit stream flows and enhance water supply that resolves conflicts among water needs for municipal water supply, agricultural water supply, and fish restoration. The stream flow or other public benefits should be commensurate with the investment of state funds.

              (b) Priority for the use of these funds must be given to projects that have been identified for early action through watershed plans, comprehensive irrigation district management plans, or similar plan; or to projects that are part of an approved habitat conservation plan, or other intergovernmental agreement. Projects may precede completion of comprehensive watershed plans if resolution of the conflicts is necessary and the actions are compatible with the long-term planning effort. The department shall seek local and federal funds to augment the funding provided by this appropriation.

              (c) Up to $2,000,000 of this subsection (4) money may be used for basin flow achievement and protection projects.

              (5) $50,000 of the state building construction account--state is provided solely for Ahtanum creek watershed restoration and Pine Hollow reservoir.

 

Appropriation:

              State and Local Improvements Revolving Account (Water Supply Facilities)--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,100,000

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,700,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,800,000

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 214. A new section is added to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

              Sunnyside Valley Irrigation District Water Conservation (05-2-851)

 

Appropriation:

              Water Quality Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $525,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,705,000

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,230,000

 

              Sec. 215. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 310 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

              Water Irrigation Efficiencies (01-H-010)

 

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

              (1) The appropriation and reappropriation are provided solely to provide grants to conservation districts to assist the agricultural community to implement water conservation measures and irrigation efficiencies in the 16 critical basins. A conservation district receiving funds shall manage each grant to ensure that a portion of the water saved by the water conservation measure or irrigation efficiency will be placed as a purchase or a lease in the trust water rights program to enhance instream flows. The proportion of saved water placed in the trust water rights program must be equal to the percentage of the public investment in the conservation measure or irrigation efficiency. The percentage of the public investment may not exceed 85 percent of the total cost of the conservation measure or irrigation efficiency. In awarding grants, a conservation district shall give first priority to family farms.

              (2) By February 1, ((2003)) 2004, the state conservation commission shall submit a progress report to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature on: (a) The amount of public funds expended from this section; and (b) the location and amount of water placed in the trust water rights program pursuant to this section.

              (3) $344,000 of the water quality account reappropriation is provided for water leases or projects in the Yakima river basin for aquifer recharge necessary to allow the use of drought wells to meet essential irrigation needs. Essential irrigation needs is defined as eighty percent of the water a farmer would ordinarily receive from the irrigation district, less the water that is actually delivered and regardless of crops grown.

              (4) $85,000 of the state building construction account--state appropriation is for the purchase of pipe to protect fish during the noxious weed control board of Grant county's yellow nutsedge eradication efforts.

 

Reappropriation:

              State and Local Improvements Revolving Account (Water Supply Facilities)--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,650,000

              Water Quality Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,117,000))

$2,148,708

                            Subtotal Reappropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($5,767,000))

$4,798,708

 

Appropriation:

              State Building Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,000,000))

$2,000,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,233,000

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

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

$10,031,708

 

              NEW SECTION. Sec. 216. A new section is added to 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

              Quad City Water Right Mitigation (05-2-850)

 

Appropriation:

              Water Quality Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,200,000

 

              Prior Biennia (Expenditures). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

              Future Biennia (Projected Costs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$0

                            TOTAL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200,000

 

              Sec. 217. 2003 1st sp.s. c 26 s 315 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

              Water Pollution Control Program (04-4-002)

 

Appropriation:

              Water Pollution Control Revolving Account--State. . . . . . . .