SIXTIETH LEGISLATURE - REGULAR SESSION





FIFTY SEVENTH DAY





House Chamber, Olympia, Monday March 10, 2008


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


       The flags were escorted to the rostrum by a Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, Pages Jasper Vaughn and Mark Upton. The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) led the Chamber in the Pledge of Allegiance. Prayer was offered by Iris Crain, Our Lady of the Sacred Earth, Olympia.


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


RESOLUTION


       HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4710, By Representatives Santos, Upthegrove, Sells, Morrell, McCoy, Loomis, Linville, Kenney, Hunter, Hunt, Hasegawa, Green, Ericks, Eddy, Appleton, Nelson and Jarrett


       WHEREAS, A groundbreaking new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) confirms the importance of meeting cancer patients' social, emotional, and psychological needs as part of their overall medical treatment of cancer; and

       WHEREAS, Psychological and social support are essential parts of cancer care; and

       WHEREAS, The IOM Committee set forth a standard to guide the improvement of all cancer care at the clinical level, and that all cancer care practices should have mechanisms in place to ensure that appropriate psychological and social health services are provided; and

       WHEREAS, The IOM Committee recommended that the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and all other organizations that set standards for cancer care adopt this standard and incorporate psychological and social health into their research topics, policies, protocols, and standards; and

       WHEREAS, Gilda's Club Seattle was founded to provide social and emotional support for anyone touched by cancer; and

       WHEREAS, Gilda's Club Seattle is a leader in this area, offering a unique environment to share information and coping strategies through a variety of classes, workshops, and activities; and

       WHEREAS, The inspiration for such a community evolved from Gilda Radner's heartfelt wish that no one should face cancer alone;


       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives honor Gilda's Club Seattle for its never-ending effort to ensure that all cancer patients and their families are aware of these new standards and know that support exists behind their bright red doors; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Gilda's Club Seattle.


       HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 4710 was adopted.


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


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed SECOND ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1637 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. This chapter may be cited as the revised uniform anatomical gift act.


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

        (1) "Adult" means an individual who is at least eighteen years old.

        (2) "Agent" means an individual:

        (a) Authorized to make health care decisions on the principal's behalf by a power of attorney for health care; or

        (b) Expressly authorized to make an anatomical gift on the principal's behalf by any other record signed by the principal.

        (3) "Anatomical gift" means a donation of all or part of a human body to take effect after the donor's death for the purpose of transplantation, therapy, research, or education.

        (4) "Decedent" means a deceased individual whose body or part is or may be the source of an anatomical gift.

        (5) "Disinterested witness" means a witness other than the spouse or state registered domestic partner, child, parent, sibling, grandchild, grandparent, or guardian of the individual who makes, amends, revokes, or refuses to make an anatomical gift. The term does not include a person to which an anatomical gift could pass under section 11 of this act.

        (6) "Document of gift" means a donor card or other record used to make an anatomical gift. The term includes a statement or symbol on a driver's license, identification card, or donor registry.

        (7) "Donor" means an individual whose body or part is the subject of an anatomical gift.

        (8) "Donor registry" means a database that contains records of anatomical gifts and amendments to or revocations of anatomical gifts.

        (9) "Driver's license" means a license or permit issued by the department of licensing to operate a vehicle, whether or not conditions are attached to the license or permit.

        (10) "Eye bank" means a person that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of human eyes or portions of human eyes.

        (11) "Guardian" means a person appointed by a court to make decisions regarding the support, care, education, health, or welfare of an individual. The term does not include a guardian ad litem.

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

        (13) "Identification card" means an identification card issued by the department of licensing.

        (14) "Know" means to have actual knowledge.

        (15) "Minor" means an individual who is less than eighteen years old.

        (16) "Organ procurement organization" means a person designated by the secretary of the United States department of health and human services as an organ procurement organization.

        (17) "Parent" means a parent whose parental rights have not been terminated.

        (18) "Part" means an organ, an eye, or tissue of a human being. The term does not include the whole body.

        (19) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality, or any other legal or commercial entity.

        (20) "Physician" means an individual licensed or otherwise authorized to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery under the law of any state.

        (21) "Procurement organization" means an eye bank, organ procurement organization, or tissue bank.

        (22) "Prospective donor" means an individual whose death is imminent and has been determined by a procurement organization to have a part that could be medically suitable for transplantation, therapy, research, or education. "Prospective donor" does not include an individual who has made a refusal.

        (23) "Reasonable costs" include: (a) Programming and software installation and upgrades; (b) employee training that is specific to the organ and tissue donor registry or the donation program created in RCW 46.12.510; (c) literature that is specific to the organ and tissue donor registry or the donation program created in RCW 46.12.510; and (d) hardware upgrades or other issues important to the organ and tissue donor registry or the donation program created in RCW 46.12.510 that have been mutually agreed upon in advance by the department of licensing and the Washington state organ procurement organizations.

        (24) "Reasonably available" means able to be contacted by a procurement organization without undue effort and willing and able to act in a timely manner consistent with existing medical criteria necessary for the making of an anatomical gift.


        (25) "Recipient" means an individual into whose body a decedent's part has been or is intended to be transplanted.

        (26) "Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.

        (27) "Refusal" means a record created under section 7 of this act that expressly states an intent to bar other persons from making an anatomical gift of an individual's body or part.

        (28) "Sign" means, with the present intent to authenticate or adopt a record:

        (a) To execute or adopt a tangible symbol; or

        (b) To attach to or logically associate with the record an electronic symbol, sound, or process.

        (29) "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

        (30) "Technician" means an individual determined to be qualified to remove or process parts by an appropriate organization that is licensed, accredited, or regulated under federal or state law. The term includes an enucleator.

        (31) "Tissue" means a portion of the human body other than an organ or an eye. The term does not include blood unless the blood is donated for the purpose of research or education.

        (32) "Tissue bank" means a person that is licensed to conduct business in this state, accredited, and regulated under federal or state law to engage in the recovery, screening, testing, processing, storage, or distribution of tissue.

        (33) "Transplant hospital" means a hospital that furnishes organ transplants and other medical and surgical specialty services required for the care of transplant patients.

        (34) "Washington state organ procurement organization" means an organ procurement organization that has been designated by the United States department of health and human services to coordinate organ procurement activities for any portion of Washington state.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. This chapter applies to an anatomical gift or amendment to, revocation of, or refusal to make an anatomical gift, whenever made.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. Subject to section 8 of this act, an anatomical gift of a donor's body or part may be made during the life of the donor in the manner provided in section 5 of this act by:

        (1) The donor, if the donor is an adult or if the donor is a minor and is:

        (a) Emancipated; or

        (b) Authorized under state law to apply for a driver's license because the donor is at least fifteen and one-half years old;

        (2) An agent of the donor, unless the power of attorney for health care or other record prohibits the agent from making an anatomical gift;

        (3) A parent of the donor, if the donor is an unemancipated minor; provided, however, that an anatomical gift made pursuant to this subsection shall cease to be valid once the donor becomes either an emancipated minor or an adult; or

        (4) The donor's guardian.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. (1) A donor may make an anatomical gift:

        (a) By authorizing a statement or symbol indicating that the donor has made an anatomical gift to be imprinted on the donor's driver's license or identification card;

        (b) In a will;

        (c) During a terminal illness or injury of the donor, by any form of communication addressed to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness; or

        (d) As provided in subsection (2) of this section.

        (2) A donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 4 of this act may make a gift by a donor card or other record signed by the donor or other person making the gift or by authorizing that a statement or symbol indicating that the donor has made an anatomical gift be included on a donor registry. If the donor or other person is physically unable to sign a record, the record may be signed by another individual at the direction of the donor or other person and must:

        (a) Be witnessed by at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness, who have signed at the request of the donor or the other person; and

        (b) State that it has been signed and witnessed as provided in (a) of this subsection.

        (3) Revocation, suspension, expiration, or cancellation of a driver's license or identification card through which an anatomical gift has been made does not invalidate the gift.

        (4) An anatomical gift made by will takes effect upon the donor's death whether or not the will is probated. Invalidation of the will after the donor's death does not invalidate the gift.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. (1) Subject to section 8 of this act, a donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 4 of this act may amend or revoke an anatomical gift by:

        (a) A record signed by:

        (i) The donor;

        (ii) The other person; or

        (iii) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, another individual acting at the direction of the donor or the other person if the donor or other person is physically unable to sign; or

        (b) A later-executed document of gift that amends or revokes a previous anatomical gift or portion of an anatomical gift, either expressly or by inconsistency.

        (2) A record signed pursuant to subsection (1)(a)(iii) of this section must:

        (a) Be witnessed by at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness, who have signed at the request of the donor or the other person; and

        (b) State that it has been signed and witnessed as provided in (a) of this subsection.

        (3) Subject to section 8 of this act, a donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 4 of this act may revoke an anatomical gift by the destruction or cancellation of the document of gift, or the portion of the document of gift used to make the gift, with the intent to revoke the gift. The donor or other person shall notify the Washington organ procurement organization of the destruction or cancellation of the document of gift for the purpose of removing the individual's name from the organ and tissue donor registry created in RCW 68.50.635 (as recodified by this act). If the Washington state organ procurement organization that is notified does not maintain a registry for Washington residents, it shall notify all Washington state procurement organizations that do maintain such a registry.

        (4) A donor may amend or revoke an anatomical gift that was not made in a will by any form of communication during a terminal illness or injury addressed to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness.


        (5) A donor who makes an anatomical gift in a will may amend or revoke the gift in the manner provided for amendment or revocation of wills or as provided in subsection (1) of this section.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. (1) An individual may refuse to make an anatomical gift of the individual's body or part by:

        (a) A record signed by:

        (i) The individual; or

        (ii) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, another individual acting at the direction of the individual if the individual is physically unable to sign;

        (b) The individual's will, whether or not the will is admitted to probate or invalidated after the individual's death; or

        (c) Any form of communication made by the individual during the individual's terminal illness or injury addressed to at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness.

        (2) A record signed pursuant to subsection (1)(a)(ii) of this section must:

        (a) Be witnessed by at least two adults, at least one of whom is a disinterested witness, who have signed at the request of the individual; and

        (b) State that it has been signed and witnessed as provided in (a) of this subsection.

        (3) An individual who has made a refusal may amend or revoke the refusal:

        (a) In the manner provided in subsection (1) of this section for making a refusal;

        (b) By subsequently making an anatomical gift pursuant to section 5 of this act that is inconsistent with the refusal; or

        (c) By destroying or canceling the record evidencing the refusal, or the portion of the record used to make the refusal, with the intent to revoke the refusal.

        (4) Except as otherwise provided in section 8(8) of this act, in the absence of an express, contrary indication by the individual set forth in the refusal, an individual's unrevoked refusal to make an anatomical gift of the individual's body or part bars all other persons from making an anatomical gift of the individual's body or part.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (7) of this section and subject to subsection (6) of this section, in the absence of an express, contrary indication by the donor, a person other than the donor is barred from making, amending, or revoking an anatomical gift of a donor's body or part if the donor made an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part under section 5 of this act or an amendment to an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part under section 6 of this act.

        (2) A donor's revocation of an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part under section 6 of this act is not a refusal and does not bar another person specified in section 4 or 9 of this act from making an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part under section 5 or 10 of this act.

        (3) If a person other than the donor makes an unrevoked anatomical gift of the donor's body or part under section 5 of this act or an amendment to an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part under section 6 of this act, another person may not make, amend, or revoke the gift of the donor's body or part under section 10 of this act.

        (4) A revocation of an anatomical gift of a donor's body or part under section 6 of this act by a person other than the donor does not bar another person from making an anatomical gift of the body or part under section 5 or 10 of this act.

        (5) In the absence of an express, contrary indication by the donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 4 of this act, an anatomical gift of a part is neither a refusal to give another part nor a limitation on the making of an anatomical gift of another part at a later time by the donor or another person.

        (6) In the absence of an express, contrary indication by the donor or other person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 4 of this act, an anatomical gift of a part for one or more of the permitted purposes is not a limitation on the making of an anatomical gift of the part for any of the other purposes by the donor or any other person under section 5 or 10 of this act.

        (7) If a donor who is an unemancipated minor dies, a parent of the donor who is reasonably available may revoke or amend an anatomical gift of the donor's body or part.

        (8) If an unemancipated minor who signed a refusal dies, a parent of the minor who is reasonably available may revoke the minor's refusal.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 9. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) of this section and unless barred by section 7 or 8 of this act, an anatomical gift of a decedent's body or part may be made by any member of the following classes of persons who is reasonably available, in the order of priority listed:

        (a) An agent of the decedent at the time of death who could have made an anatomical gift under section 4(2) of this act immediately before the decedent's death;

        (b) The spouse, or domestic partner registered as required by state law, of the decedent;

        (c) Adult children of the decedent;

        (d) Parents of the decedent;

        (e) Adult siblings of the decedent;

        (f) Adult grandchildren of the decedent;

        (g) Grandparents of the decedent;

        (h) The persons who were acting as the guardians of the person of the decedent at the time of death; and

        (i) Any other person having the authority under applicable law to dispose of the decedent's body.

        (2) If there is more than one member of a class listed in subsection (1)(a), (c), (d), (e), (f), (g), or (h) of this section entitled to make an anatomical gift, an anatomical gift may be made by a member of the class unless that member or a person to which the gift may pass under section 11 of this act knows of an objection by another member of the class. If an objection is known, the gift may be made only by a majority of the members of the class who are reasonably available.

        (3) A person may not make an anatomical gift if, at the time of the decedent's death, a person in a prior class under subsection (1) of this section is reasonably available to make or to object to the making of an anatomical gift.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 10. (1) A person authorized to make an anatomical gift under section 9 of this act may make an anatomical gift by a document of gift signed by the person making the gift or by that person's oral communication that is electronically recorded or is contemporaneously reduced to a record and signed by the individual receiving the oral communication.

        (2) Subject to subsection (3) of this section, an anatomical gift by a person authorized under section 9 of this act may be amended or revoked orally or in a record by any member of a prior class who is reasonably available. If more than one member of the prior class is reasonably available, the gift made by a person authorized under section 9 of this act may be:


        (a) Amended only if a majority of the reasonably available members agree to the amending of the gift; or

        (b) Revoked only if a majority of the reasonably available members agree to the revoking of the gift or if they are equally divided as to whether to revoke the gift.

        (3) A revocation under subsection (2) of this section is effective only if, before an incision has been made to remove a part from the donor's body or before transplant procedures have begun on the recipient, the procurement organization, transplant hospital, or physician or technician knows of the revocation.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. (1) An anatomical gift may be made to the following persons named in the document of gift:

        (a) For research or education: A hospital; an accredited medical school, dental school, college, or university; or an organ procurement organization;

        (b) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, an individual designated by the person making the anatomical gift if the individual is the recipient of the part;

        (c) An eye bank or tissue bank.

        (2) If an anatomical gift to an individual under subsection (1)(b) of this section cannot be transplanted into the individual, the part passes in accordance with subsection (7) of this section in the absence of an express, contrary indication by the person making the anatomical gift.

        (3) If an anatomical gift of one or more specific parts or of all parts is made in a document of gift that does not name a person described in subsection (1) of this section but identifies the purpose for which an anatomical gift may be used, the following rules apply:

        (a) If the part is an eye and the gift is for the purpose of transplantation or therapy, the gift passes to the appropriate eye bank.

        (b) If the part is tissue and the gift is for the purpose of transplantation or therapy, the gift passes to the appropriate tissue bank.

        (c) If the part is an organ and the gift is for the purpose of transplantation or therapy, the gift passes to the appropriate organ procurement organization as custodian of the organ.

        (d) If the part is an organ, an eye, or tissue and the gift is for the purpose of research or education, the gift passes to the appropriate procurement organization.

        (4) For the purpose of subsection (3) of this section, if there is more than one purpose of an anatomical gift set forth in the document of gift but the purposes are not set forth in any priority, the gift must be used for transplantation or therapy, if suitable. If the gift cannot be used for transplantation or therapy, the gift may be used for research or education.

        (5) If an anatomical gift of one or more specific parts is made in a document of gift that does not name a person described in subsection (1) of this section and does not identify the purpose of the gift, the gift may be used only for transplantation or therapy, and the gift passes in accordance with subsection (7) of this section.

        (6) If a document of gift specifies only a general intent to make an anatomical gift by words such as "donor," "organ donor," or "body donor," or by a symbol or statement of similar import, the gift may be used only for transplantation or therapy, and the gift passes in accordance with subsection (7) of this section.

        (7) For purposes of subsections (2), (5), and (6) of this section the following rules apply:

        (a) If the part is an eye, the gift passes to the appropriate eye bank.

        (b) If the part is tissue, the gift passes to the appropriate tissue bank.

        (c) If the part is an organ, the gift passes to the appropriate organ procurement organization as custodian of the organ.

        (8) An anatomical gift of an organ for transplantation or therapy, other than an anatomical gift under subsection (1)(b) of this section, passes to the organ procurement organization as custodian of the organ.

        (9) If an anatomical gift does not pass pursuant to subsections (1) through (8) of this section or the decedent's body or part is not used for transplantation, therapy, research, or education, custody of the body or part passes to the person under obligation to dispose of the body or part.

        (10) A person may not accept an anatomical gift if the person knows that the gift was not effectively made under section 5 or 10 of this act or if the person knows that the decedent made a refusal under section 7 of this act that was not revoked. For purposes of this subsection (10), if a person knows that an anatomical gift was made on a document of gift, the person is deemed to know of any amendment or revocation of the gift or any refusal to make an anatomical gift on the same document of gift.

        (11) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (1)(b) of this section, nothing in this chapter affects the allocation of organs for transplantation or therapy.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. (1) A document of gift need not be delivered during the donor's lifetime to be effective.

        (2) Upon or after an individual's death, a person in possession of a document of gift or a refusal to make an anatomical gift with respect to the individual shall allow examination and copying of the document of gift or refusal by a person authorized to make or object to the making of an anatomical gift with respect to the individual or by a person to which the gift could pass under section 11 of this act.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 13. (1) When a hospital refers an individual at or near death to a procurement organization, the organization shall make a reasonable search of the records of the department of licensing and any donor registry that it knows exists for the geographical area in which the individual resides to ascertain whether the individual has made an anatomical gift.

        (2) A procurement organization must be allowed reasonable access to information in the records of the department of licensing to ascertain whether an individual at or near death is a donor.

        (3) When a hospital refers an individual at or near death to a procurement organization, the organization may conduct any reasonable examination necessary to ensure the medical suitability of a part that is or could be the subject of an anatomical gift for transplantation, therapy, research, or education from a donor or a prospective donor. During the examination period, measures necessary to ensure the medical suitability of the part may not be withdrawn unless the hospital or procurement organization knows that the individual expressed a contrary intent.

        (4) Unless prohibited by law other than this chapter, at any time after a donor's death, the person to which a part passes under section 11 of this act may conduct any reasonable examination necessary to ensure the medical suitability of the body or part for its intended purpose.

        (5) Unless prohibited by law other than this chapter, an examination under subsection (3) or (4) of this section may include an examination of all medical records of the donor or prospective donor.

        (6) Upon the death of a minor who was a donor or had signed a refusal, unless a procurement organization knows the minor is emancipated, the procurement organization shall conduct a reasonable search for the parents of the minor and provide the parents with an opportunity to revoke or amend the anatomical gift or revoke the refusal.

        (7) Upon referral by a hospital under subsection (1) of this section, a procurement organization shall make a reasonable search for any person listed in section 9 of this act having priority to make an anatomical gift on behalf of a prospective donor. If a procurement organization receives information that an anatomical gift to any other person was made, amended, or revoked, it shall promptly advise the other person of all relevant information.

        (8) Subject to sections 11(9), 21, and 22 of this act, the rights of the person to which a part passes under section 11 of this act are superior to the rights of all others with respect to the part. The person may accept or reject an anatomical gift in whole or in part. Subject to the terms of the document of gift and this chapter, a person that accepts an anatomical gift of an entire body may allow embalming, burial, or cremation, and use of remains in a funeral service. If the gift is of a part, the person to which the part passes under section 11 of this act, upon the death of the donor and before embalming, burial, or cremation, shall cause the part to be removed without unnecessary mutilation.

        (9) Neither the physician who attends the decedent at death nor the physician who determines the time of the decedent's death may participate in the procedures for removing or transplanting a part from the decedent.

        (10) A physician or technician may remove a donated part from the body of a donor that the physician or technician is qualified to remove.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 14. When English is not the first language of the person or persons making, amending, revoking, or refusing anatomical gifts as defined in this act, organ procurement organizations are responsible for providing, at no cost, appropriate interpreter services or translations to such persons for the purpose of making such decisions.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 15. Each hospital in this state shall enter into agreements or affiliations with procurement organizations for coordination of procurement and use of anatomical gifts.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 16. (1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, a person who, for valuable consideration, knowingly purchases or sells a part for transplantation or therapy if removal of a part from an individual is intended to occur after the individual's death is guilty of a class C felony under RCW 9A.20.010.

        (2) A person may charge a reasonable amount for the removal, processing, preservation, quality control, storage, transportation, implantation, or disposal of a part.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 17. A person who, in order to obtain financial gain, intentionally falsifies, forges, conceals, defaces, or obliterates a document of gift, an amendment or revocation of a document of gift, or a refusal is guilty of a class C felony under RCW 9A.20.010.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 18. (1) A person who acts in accordance with this chapter or with the applicable anatomical gift law of another state, or attempts in good faith to do so, is not liable for the act in a civil action, criminal prosecution, or administrative proceeding.

        (2) Neither the person making an anatomical gift nor the donor's estate is liable for any injury or damage that results from the making or use of the gift.

        (3) In determining whether an anatomical gift has been made, amended, or revoked under this chapter, a person may rely upon representations of an individual listed in section 9(1) (b) through (g) of this act relating to the individual's relationship to the donor or prospective donor unless the person knows that the representation is untrue.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 19. (1) A document of gift is valid if executed in accordance with:

        (a) This chapter;

        (b) The laws of the state or country where it was executed; or

        (c) The laws of the state or country where the person making the anatomical gift was domiciled, has a place of residence, or was a national at the time the document of gift was executed.

        (2) If a document of gift is valid under this section, the law of this state governs the interpretation of the document of gift.

        (3) A person may presume that a document of gift or amendment of an anatomical gift is valid unless that person knows that it was not validly executed or was revoked.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 20. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this section unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

        (a) "Advance health care directive" means a power of attorney for health care or a "directive" as defined in RCW 70.122.020.

        (b) "Declaration" means a record signed by a prospective donor specifying the circumstances under which a life support system may be withheld or withdrawn from the prospective donor.

        (c) "Health care decision" means any decision made regarding the health care of the prospective donor.

        (2) If a prospective donor has a declaration or advance health care directive, and the terms of the declaration or directive and the express or implied terms of a potential anatomical gift are in conflict with regard to the administration of measures necessary to ensure the medical suitability of a part for transplantation or therapy, the prospective donor's attending physician and the prospective donor shall confer to resolve the conflict. If the prospective donor is incapable of resolving the conflict, an agent acting under the prospective donor's declaration or directive, or, if none or the agent is not reasonably available, another person authorized by law other than this chapter to make health care decisions on behalf of the prospective donor, shall act for the donor to resolve the conflict. The conflict must be resolved as expeditiously as possible. Information relevant to the resolution of the conflict may be obtained from the appropriate procurement organization and any other person authorized to make an anatomical gift for the prospective donor under section 9 of this act. Before resolution of the conflict, measures necessary to ensure the medical suitability of the part may not be withheld or withdrawn from the prospective donor if withholding or withdrawing the measures is not contraindicated by appropriate end-of-life care.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 21. (1)(a) A coroner or medical examiner shall cooperate with procurement organizations, to the extent that such cooperation does not prevent, hinder, or impede the timely investigation of death, to facilitate the opportunity to recover anatomical gifts for the purpose of transplantation or therapy. However, a coroner or medical examiner may limit the number of procurement organizations with which he or she cooperates.


        (b) The coroner or medical examiner may release the initial investigative information to the tissue or organ procurement organization for the purpose of determining the suitability of the potential donor by those organizations. The information released for this purpose shall remain confidential. The coroner or medical examiner is not liable for any release of confidential information by the procurement organization.

        (2)(a) Procurement organizations shall cooperate with the coroner or medical examiner to ensure the preservation of and timely transfer to the coroner or medical examiner any physical or biological evidence from a prospective donor that the procurement organization may have contact with or access to that is required by the coroner or medical examiner for the investigation of death.

        (b) If the coroner or medical examiner or a designee releases a part for donation under subsection (4) of this section, the procurement organization, upon request, shall cause the physician or technician who removes the part to provide the coroner or medical examiner with a record describing the condition of the part, biopsies, residual tissue, photographs, and any other information and observations requested by the coroner or medical examiner that would assist in the investigation of death.

        (3) A part may not be removed from the body of a decedent under the jurisdiction of a coroner or medical examiner for transplantation, therapy, research, or education unless the part is the subject of an anatomical gift, and has been released by the coroner or medical examiner. The body of a decedent under the jurisdiction of the coroner or medical examiner may not be delivered to a person for research or education unless the body is the subject of an anatomical gift. This subsection does not preclude a coroner or medical examiner from performing the medicolegal investigation upon the body or relevant parts of a decedent under the jurisdiction of the coroner or medical examiner.

        (4) If an anatomical gift of a part from the decedent under the jurisdiction of the coroner or medical examiner has been or might be made, but the coroner or medical examiner initially believes that the recovery of the part could interfere with the postmortem investigation into the decedent's cause or manner of death, the collection of evidence, or the description, documentation, or interpretation of injuries on the body, the coroner or medical examiner may consult with the procurement organization or physician or technician designated by the procurement organization about the proposed recovery. After consultation, the coroner or medical examiner may release the part for recovery.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 22. This chapter is subject to the laws of this state governing the jurisdiction of the coroner or medical examiner.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 23. In applying and construing this uniform act, consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 24. This chapter modifies, limits, and supersedes the federal electronic signatures in global and national commerce act (15 U.S.C. Sec. 7001 et seq.) with respect to electronic signatures and anatomical gifts, but does not modify, limit, or supersede section 101(a) of that act (15 U.S.C. Sec. 7001), or authorize electronic delivery of any of the notices described in section 103(b) of that act (15 U.S.C. Sec. 7003(b)).


        Sec. 25. RCW 1.50.010 and 1998 c 59 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

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

        (1) "Organ donor" means an individual who makes an anatomical gift as specified in ((RCW 68.50.530(1))) chapter 68.-- RCW (sections 1 through 24 of this act).

        (2) "Organ procurement organization" ((means any accredited or certified organ or eye bank)) has the same meaning as in section 2 of this act.

        (3) "Person" means a person specified in ((RCW 68.50.550)) section 9 of this act.


        Sec. 26. RCW 46.12.510 and 2003 c 94 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

        An applicant for a new or renewed registration for a vehicle required to be registered under this chapter or chapter 46.16 RCW may make a donation of one dollar or more to the organ and tissue donation awareness account to promote the donation of organs and tissues under the provisions of the uniform anatomical gift act, ((RCW 68.50.520 through 68.50.630)) chapter 68.-- RCW (sections 1 through 24 of this act). The department shall collect the donations and credit the donations to the organ and tissue donation awareness account, created in RCW 68.50.640 (as recodified by this act). At least quarterly, the department shall transmit donations made to the organ and tissue donation awareness account to the foundation established for organ and tissue donation awareness purposes by the Washington state organ procurement organizations. All Washington state organ procurement organizations will have proportional access to these funds to conduct public education in their service areas. The donation of one or more dollars is voluntary and may be refused by the applicant. The department shall make available informational booklets or other informational sources on the importance of organ and tissue donations to applicants.

        The department shall inquire of each applicant at the time the completed application is presented whether the applicant is interested in making a donation of one dollar or more and shall also specifically inform the applicant of the option for organ and tissue donations as required by RCW 46.20.113. The department shall also provide written information to each applicant volunteering to become an organ and tissue donor. The written information shall disclose that the applicant's name shall be transmitted to the organ and tissue donor registry created in RCW 68.50.635 (as recodified by this act), and that the applicant shall notify a Washington state organ procurement organization of any changes to the applicant's donor status.

        All reasonable costs associated with the creation of the donation program created under this section must be paid proportionally or by other agreement by a Washington state organ procurement organization.

        For the purposes of this section, "reasonable costs" and "Washington state organ procurement organization" have the same meaning as defined in ((RCW 68.50.530)) section 2 of this act.


        Sec. 27. RCW 46.20.113 and 1993 c 228 s 18 are each amended to read as follows:

        The department of licensing shall provide a statement whereby the licensee may certify his or her willingness to make an anatomical gift under ((RCW 68.50.540)) section 4 of this act, as now or hereafter amended. The department shall provide the statement in at least one of the following ways:

        (1) On each driver's license; or


        (2) With each driver's license; or

        (3) With each in-person driver's license application.


        Sec. 28. RCW 46.20.1131 and 2003 c 94 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

        The department shall electronically transfer the information of all persons who upon application for a driver's license or identicard volunteer to donate organs or tissue to a registry created in RCW 68.50.635 (as recodified by this act), and any subsequent changes to the applicant's donor status when the applicant renews a driver's license or identicard or applies for a new driver's license or identicard.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 29. Sections 1 through 24 of this act constitute a new chapter in Title 68 RCW.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 30. RCW 68.50.635 and 68.50.640 are each recodified as sections in the new chapter created in section 29 of this act.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 31. The following acts or parts of acts are each repealed:

        (1) RCW 68.50.500 (Identification of potential donors--Hospital procedures) and 1993 c 228 s 20, 1987 c 331 s 71, & 1986 c 129 s 1;

        (2) RCW 68.50.510 (Good faith compliance with RCW 68.50.500--Hospital liability) and 1987 c 331 s 72 & 1986 c 129 s 2;

        (3) RCW 68.50.520 (Anatomical gifts--Findings--Declaration) and 1993 c 228 s 1;

        (4) RCW 68.50.530 (Anatomical gifts--Definitions) and 2003 c 94 s 2, 1996 c 178 s 15, & 1993 c 228 s 2;

        (5) RCW 68.50.540 (Anatomical gifts--Authorized--Procedures--Changes--Refusal) and 2003 c 94 s 4, 1995 c 132 s 1, & 1993 c 228 s 3;

        (6) RCW 68.50.550 (Anatomical gifts--By person other than decedent) and 2007 c 156 s 26 & 1993 c 228 s 4;

        (7) RCW 68.50.560 (Anatomical gifts--Hospital procedure--Records--Liability) and 1993 c 228 s 5;

        (8) RCW 68.50.570 (Anatomical gifts--Donees) and 1993 c 228 s 6;

        (9) RCW 68.50.580 (Anatomical gifts--Document of gift--Delivery) and 1993 c 228 s 7;

        (10) RCW 68.50.590 (Anatomical gifts--Rights of donee--Time of death--Actions by technician, enucleator) and 1993 c 228 s 8;

        (11) RCW 68.50.600 (Anatomical gifts--Hospitals--Procurement and use coordination) and 1993 c 228 s 9;

        (12) RCW 68.50.610 (Anatomical gifts--Illegal purchase or sale--Penalty) and 2003 c 53 s 312 & 1993 c 228 s 10; and

        (13) RCW 68.50.620 (Anatomical gifts--Examination for medical acceptability--Jurisdiction of coroner, medical examiner--Liability limited) and 1993 c 228 s 11."


        On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "act;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 1.50.010, 46.12.510, 46.20.113, and 46.20.1131; adding a new chapter to Title 68 RCW; recodifying RCW 68.50.635 and 68.50.640; repealing RCW 68.50.500, 68.50.510, 68.50.520, 68.50.530, 68.50.540, 68.50.550, 68.50.560, 68.50.570, 68.50.580, 68.50.590, 68.50.600, 68.50.610, and 68.50.620; and prescribing penalties."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SECOND ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1637 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


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


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1637, as amended by the Senate.


MOTIONS


       On motion of Representative Santos, Representative Williams was excused. On motion of Representative Schindler, Representatives Hailey and Sump were excused.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1637, 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, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Eickmeyer, Ericks, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hankins, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kretz, Kristiansen, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McCune, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, Newhouse, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Santos, Schindler, Schmick, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Smith, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Sump, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Warnick, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 95.

       Excused: Representatives Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 3.

  

       SECOND ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1637, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:



       The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2474 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "Sec. 1. RCW 18.225.090 and 2006 c 69 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

        (1) The secretary shall issue a license to any applicant who demonstrates to the satisfaction of the secretary that the applicant meets the following education and experience requirements for the applicant's practice area.

        (a) Licensed social work classifications:

        (i) Licensed advanced social worker:

        (A) Graduation from a master's or doctorate social work educational program accredited by the council on social work education and approved by the secretary based upon nationally recognized standards;

        (B) Successful completion of an approved examination;

        (C) Successful completion of a supervised experience requirement. The supervised experience requirement consists of a minimum of three thousand two hundred hours with supervision by an approved supervisor who has been licensed for at least two years. Of those supervised hours:

        (I) At least ninety hours ((of supervision)) must include direct supervision as specified in this subsection by a licensed independent clinical social worker ((or)), a licensed advanced social worker ((who has been licensed or certified for at least two years)), or an equally qualified licensed mental health professional. Of those hours((,)) of directly supervised experience:

        (1) At least fifty hours must include ((direct)) supervision by a licensed advanced social worker or licensed independent clinical social worker; the other forty hours may be ((with)) supervised by an equally qualified licensed mental health practitioner((.)); and

        (2) At least forty hours must be in one-to-one supervision and fifty hours may be in one-to-one supervision or group supervision((.));

        (II) Distance supervision is limited to forty supervision hours((.)); and

        (III) Eight hundred hours must be in direct client contact; and

        (D) Successful completion of continuing education requirements of thirty-six hours, with six in professional ethics.

        (ii) Licensed independent clinical social worker:

        (A) Graduation from a master's or doctorate level social work educational program accredited by the council on social work education and approved by the secretary based upon nationally recognized standards;

        (B) Successful completion of an approved examination;

        (C) Successful completion of a supervised experience requirement. The supervised experience requirement consists of a minimum of four thousand hours of experience, ((of which)) over a three-year period, with supervision by an approved supervisor who has been licensed for at least two years and, as specified in this subsection, may be either a licensed independent clinical social worker who has had at least one year of experience in supervising the clinical social work of others or an equally qualified licensed mental health practitioner. Of those supervised hours:

        (I) At least one thousand hours must be direct client contact((, over a three-year period supervised by a licensed independent clinical social worker who has been licensed or certified for at least five years and who has had at least one year of experience in supervising the clinical social work practice of others, with supervision of));

        (II) Hours of direct supervision must include:

        (1) At least one hundred thirty hours by a licensed mental health practitioner((. Of the total supervision,));

        (2) At least seventy hours ((must be)) of supervision with ((an)) a licensed independent clinical social worker meeting the qualifications under this subsection (1)(a)(ii)(C); the other sixty hours may be ((with)) supervised by an equally qualified licensed mental health practitioner((.)); and

        (3) At least sixty hours must be in one-to-one supervision and seventy hours may be in one-to-one supervision or group supervision((.)); and

        (III) Distance supervision is limited to sixty supervision hours; and

        (D) Successful completion of continuing education requirements of thirty-six hours, with six in professional ethics.

        (b) Licensed mental health counselor:

        (i) Graduation from a master's or doctoral level educational program in mental health counseling or a related discipline from a college or university approved by the secretary based upon nationally recognized standards;

        (ii) Successful completion of an approved examination;

        (iii) Successful completion of a supervised experience requirement. The experience requirement consists of a minimum of thirty-six months full-time counseling or three thousand hours of postgraduate mental health counseling under the supervision of a qualified licensed mental health counselor or equally qualified licensed mental health practitioner, in an approved setting. The three thousand hours of required experience includes a minimum of one hundred hours spent in immediate supervision with the qualified licensed mental health counselor, and includes a minimum of one thousand two hundred hours of direct counseling with individuals, couples, families, or groups; and

        (iv) Successful completion of continuing education requirements of thirty-six hours, with six in professional ethics.

        (c) Licensed marriage and family therapist:

        (i) Graduation from a master's degree or doctoral degree educational program in marriage and family therapy or graduation from an educational program in an allied field equivalent to a master's degree or doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy approved by the secretary based upon nationally recognized standards;

        (ii) Successful passage of an approved examination;

        (iii) Successful completion of a supervised experience requirement. The experience requirement consists of a minimum of two calendar years of full-time marriage and family therapy. Of the total supervision, one hundred hours must be with a licensed marriage and family therapist with at least five years' clinical experience; the other one hundred hours may be with an equally qualified licensed mental health practitioner. Total experience requirements include:

        (A) A minimum of three thousand hours of experience, one thousand hours of which must be direct client contact; at least five hundred hours must be gained in diagnosing and treating couples and families; plus

        (B) At least two hundred hours of qualified supervision with a supervisor. At least one hundred of the two hundred hours must be one-on-one supervision, and the remaining hours may be in one-on-one or group supervision.

        Applicants who have completed a master's program accredited by the commission on accreditation for marriage and family therapy education of the American association for marriage and family therapy may be credited with five hundred hours of direct client contact and one hundred hours of formal meetings with an approved supervisor; and

        (iv) Successful completion of continuing education requirements of thirty-six hours, with six in professional ethics.

        (2) The department shall establish by rule what constitutes adequate proof of meeting the criteria.

        (3) In addition, applicants shall be subject to the grounds for denial of a license or issuance of a conditional license under chapter 18.130 RCW.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. This act is remedial and curative in nature and applies retroactively to July 22, 2003."


        On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "licenses;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 18.225.090; and creating a new section."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2474 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


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


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2474, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2474, 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, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Eickmeyer, Ericks, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hankins, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kretz, Kristiansen, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McCune, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, Newhouse, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Santos, Schindler, Schmick, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Smith, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Sump, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Warnick, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 95.

       Excused: Representatives Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 3.

  

       SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2474, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2537 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "Sec. 1. RCW 70.47A.020 and 2007 c 260 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

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

        (1) "Administrator" means the administrator of the Washington state health care authority, established under chapter 41.05 RCW.

        (2) "Board" means the health insurance partnership board established in RCW 70.47A.100.

        (3) "Eligible partnership participant" means ((an individual)) a partnership participant who:

        (a) Is a resident of the state of Washington; and

        (b) Has family income that does not exceed two hundred percent of the federal poverty level, as determined annually by the federal department of health and human services((; and

        (c) Is employed by a participating small employer or is a former employee of a participating small employer who chooses to continue receiving coverage through the partnership following separation from employment)).

        (4) "Health benefit plan" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 48.43.005.

        (5) "Participating small employer" means a small employer that ((employs at least one eligible partnership participant and)) has entered into an agreement with the partnership ((for the partnership to offer and administer the small employer's group health benefit plan, as defined in federal law, Sec. 706 of ERISA (29 U.S.C. Sec. 1167), for enrollees in the plan)) to purchase health benefits through the partnership. To participate in the partnership, an employer must attest to the fact that (a) the employer does not currently offer health insurance to its employees, and (b) at least fifty percent of the employer's employees are low-wage workers.

        (6) "Partnership" means the health insurance partnership established in RCW 70.47A.030.

        (7) "Partnership participant" means ((an employee)) a participating small employer and employees of a participating small employer, ((or)) and, except to the extent provided otherwise in RCW 70.47A.110(1)(e), a former employee of a participating small employer who chooses to continue receiving coverage through the partnership following separation from employment.

        (8) "Small employer" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 48.43.005.


        (9) "Subsidy" or "premium subsidy" means payment or reimbursement to an eligible partnership participant toward the purchase of a health benefit plan, and may include a net billing arrangement with insurance carriers or a prospective or retrospective payment for health benefit plan premiums.


        Sec. 2. RCW 70.47A.030 and 2007 c 259 s 58 are each amended to read as follows:

        (1) To the extent funding is appropriated in the operating budget for this purpose, the health insurance partnership is established. The administrator shall be responsible for the implementation and operation of the health insurance partnership, directly or by contract. The administrator shall offer premium subsidies to eligible partnership participants under RCW 70.47A.040. The partnership shall begin to offer coverage no later than March 1, 2009.

        (2) Consistent with policies adopted by the board under ((section 59 of this act)) RCW 70.47A.110, the administrator shall, directly or by contract:

        (a) Establish and administer procedures for enrolling small employers in the partnership, including publicizing the existence of the partnership and disseminating information on enrollment, and establishing rules related to minimum participation of employees in small groups purchasing health insurance through the partnership. Opportunities to publicize the program for outreach and education of small employers on the value of insurance shall explore the use of online employer guides. As a condition of participating in the partnership, a small employer must agree to establish a cafeteria plan under section 125 of the federal internal revenue code that will enable employees to use pretax dollars to pay their share of their health benefit plan premium. The partnership shall provide technical assistance to small employers for this purpose;

        (b) Establish and administer procedures for health benefit plan enrollment by employees of small employers during open enrollment periods and outside of open enrollment periods upon the occurrence of any qualifying event specified in the federal health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996 or applicable state law. ((Neither)) Except to the extent authorized in RCW 70.47A.110(1)(e), neither the employer nor the partnership shall limit an employee's choice of coverage from among ((all)) the health benefit plans offered through the partnership;

        (c) ((Establish and manage a system for the partnership to be designated as the sponsor or administrator of a participating small employer health benefit plan and to undertake the obligations required of a plan administrator under federal law;

        (d))) Establish and manage a system of collecting and transmitting to the applicable carriers all premium payments or contributions made by or on behalf of partnership participants, including employer contributions, automatic payroll deductions for partnership participants, premium subsidy payments, and contributions from philanthropies;

        (((e))) (d) Establish and manage a system for determining eligibility for and making premium subsidy payments under chapter 259, Laws of 2007;

        (((f))) (e) Establish a mechanism to apply a surcharge to ((all)) each health benefit plan((s)) purchased through the partnership, which shall be used only to pay for administrative and operational expenses of the partnership. The surcharge must be applied uniformly to all health benefit plans ((offered)) purchased through the partnership ((and must be included in the premium for each health benefit plan)). Any surcharge amount may be added to the premium, but shall not be considered part of the small group community rate, and shall be applied only to the coverage purchased through the partnership. Surcharges may not be used to pay any premium assistance payments under this chapter. The surcharge shall reflect administrative and operational expenses remaining after any appropriation provided by the legislature to support administrative or operational expenses of the partnership during the year the surcharge is assessed;

        (((g))) (f) Design a schedule of premium subsidies that is based upon gross family income, giving appropriate consideration to family size and the ages of all family members based on a benchmark health benefit plan designated by the board. The amount of an eligible partnership participant's premium subsidy shall be determined by applying a sliding scale subsidy schedule with the percentage of premium similar to that developed for subsidized basic health plan enrollees under RCW 70.47.060. The subsidy shall be applied to the employee's premium obligation for his or her health benefit plan, so that employees benefit financially from any employer contribution to the cost of their coverage through the partnership.

        (3) The administrator may enter into interdepartmental agreements with the office of the insurance commissioner, the department of social and health services, and any other state agencies necessary to implement this chapter.


        Sec. 3. RCW 70.47A.040 and 2007 c 260 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

        Beginning ((September 1, 2008)) January 1, 2009, the administrator shall accept applications from eligible partnership participants, on behalf of themselves, their spouses, and their dependent children, to receive premium subsidies through the health insurance partnership. Every effort shall be made to coordinate premium subsidies for dependent children with federal funding available under Title XIX and Title XXI of the federal social security act, consistent with the requirements established in RCW 74.09.470(4) for the employer-sponsored insurance program at the department of social and health services.


        Sec. 4. RCW 70.47A.070 and 2006 c 255 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

        The administrator shall report biennially, beginning November 1, 2010, to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the legislature on the effectiveness and efficiency of the ((small employer)) health insurance partnership program, including enrollment trends, the services and benefits covered under the purchased health benefit plans, consumer satisfaction, and other program operational issues.


        Sec. 5. RCW 70.47A.110 and 2007 c 260 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

        (1) The health insurance partnership board shall:

        (a) Develop policies for enrollment of small employers in the partnership, including minimum participation rules for small employer groups. The small employer shall determine the criteria for eligibility and enrollment in his or her plan and the terms and amounts of the employer's contributions to that plan, consistent with any minimum employer premium contribution level established by the board under (d) of this subsection;

        (b) Designate health benefit plans that are currently offered in the small group market that will be offered to participating small employers through the health insurance partnership and those plans that will qualify for premium subsidy payments. ((At least four)) Up to five health benefit plans shall be chosen, with multiple deductible and point-of-service cost-sharing options. The health benefit plans shall range from catastrophic to comprehensive coverage, and one health benefit plan shall be a high deductible health plan accompanied by a health savings account. Every effort shall be made to include health benefit plans that include components to maximize the quality of care provided and result in improved health outcomes, such as preventive care, wellness incentives, chronic care management services, and provider network development and payment policies related to quality of care;

        (c) Approve a mid-range benefit plan from those selected to be used as a benchmark plan for calculating premium subsidies;

        (d) Determine whether there should be a minimum employer premium contribution on behalf of employees, and if so, how much;

        (e) Develop policies related to partnership participant enrollment in health benefit plans. The board may focus its initial efforts on access to coverage and affordability of coverage for participating small employers and their employees. To the extent necessary for successful implementation of the partnership, during a start-up phase of partnership operation, the board may:

         (i) Limit partnership participant health benefit plan choice; and

        (ii) Offer former employees of participating small employers the opportunity to continue coverage after separation from employment to the extent that a former employee is eligible for continuation coverage under 29 U.S.C. Sec. 1161 et seq.

        The start-up phase may not exceed two years from the date the partnership begins to offer coverage;

        (f) Determine appropriate health benefit plan rating methodologies. The methodologies shall be based on the small group adjusted community rate as defined in Title 48 RCW. The board shall evaluate the impact of applying the small group adjusted community rating ((with)) methodology to health benefit plans purchased through the partnership on the ((partnership)) principle of allowing each ((employee)) partnership participant to choose ((their)) his or her health benefit plan, and ((consider options)) may implement one or more risk adjustment or reinsurance mechanisms to reduce uncertainty for carriers and provide for efficient risk management of high-cost enrollees ((through risk adjustment, reinsurance, or other mechanisms));

        (((f))) (g) Determine whether the partnership should be designated as the administrator of a participating small employer health benefit plan and undertake the obligations required of a plan administrator under federal law in order to minimize administrative burdens on participating small employers;

        (h) Conduct analyses and provide recommendations as requested by the legislature and the governor, with the assistance of staff from the health care authority and the office of the insurance commissioner.

        (2) The board may authorize one or more limited health care service plans for dental care services to be offered by limited health care service contractors under RCW 48.44.035. However, such plan shall not qualify for subsidy payments.

        (3) In fulfilling the requirements of this section, the board shall consult with small employers, the office of the insurance commissioner, members in good standing of the American academy of actuaries, health carriers, agents and brokers, and employees of small business.


        Sec. 6. RCW 48.21.045 and 2007 c 260 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

        (1)(a) An insurer offering any health benefit plan to a small employer, either directly or through an association or member-governed group formed specifically for the purpose of purchasing health care, may offer and actively market to the small employer a health benefit plan featuring a limited schedule of covered health care services. Nothing in this subsection shall preclude an insurer from offering, or a small employer from purchasing, other health benefit plans that may have more comprehensive benefits than those included in the product offered under this subsection. An insurer offering a health benefit plan under this subsection shall clearly disclose all covered benefits to the small employer in a brochure filed with the commissioner.

        (b) A health benefit plan offered under this subsection shall provide coverage for hospital expenses and services rendered by a physician licensed under chapter 18.57 or 18.71 RCW but is not subject to the requirements of RCW 48.21.130, 48.21.140, 48.21.141, 48.21.142, 48.21.144, 48.21.146, 48.21.160 through 48.21.197, 48.21.200, 48.21.220, 48.21.225, 48.21.230, 48.21.235, ((48.21.240,)) 48.21.244, 48.21.250, 48.21.300, 48.21.310, or 48.21.320.

        (2) Nothing in this section shall prohibit an insurer from offering, or a purchaser from seeking, health benefit plans with benefits in excess of the health benefit plan offered under subsection (1) of this section. All forms, policies, and contracts shall be submitted for approval to the commissioner, and the rates of any plan offered under this section shall be reasonable in relation to the benefits thereto.

        (3) Premium rates for health benefit plans for small employers as defined in this section shall be subject to the following provisions:

        (a) The insurer shall develop its rates based on an adjusted community rate and may only vary the adjusted community rate for:

        (i) Geographic area;

        (ii) Family size;

        (iii) Age; and

        (iv) Wellness activities.

        (b) The adjustment for age in (a)(iii) of this subsection may not use age brackets smaller than five-year increments, which shall begin with age twenty and end with age sixty-five. Employees under the age of twenty shall be treated as those age twenty.

        (c) The insurer shall be permitted to develop separate rates for individuals age sixty-five or older for coverage for which medicare is the primary payer and coverage for which medicare is not the primary payer. Both rates shall be subject to the requirements of this subsection (3).

        (d) The permitted rates for any age group shall be no more than four hundred twenty-five percent of the lowest rate for all age groups on January 1, 1996, four hundred percent on January 1, 1997, and three hundred seventy-five percent on January 1, 2000, and thereafter.

        (e) A discount for wellness activities shall be permitted to reflect actuarially justified differences in utilization or cost attributed to such programs.

        (f) The rate charged for a health benefit plan offered under this section may not be adjusted more frequently than annually except that the premium may be changed to reflect:

        (i) Changes to the enrollment of the small employer;

        (ii) Changes to the family composition of the employee;

        (iii) Changes to the health benefit plan requested by the small employer; or

        (iv) Changes in government requirements affecting the health benefit plan.

        (g) Rating factors shall produce premiums for identical groups that differ only by the amounts attributable to plan design, with the exception of discounts for health improvement programs.

        (h) For the purposes of this section, a health benefit plan that contains a restricted network provision shall not be considered similar coverage to a health benefit plan that does not contain such a provision, provided that the restrictions of benefits to network providers result in substantial differences in claims costs. A carrier may develop its rates based on claims costs due to network provider reimbursement schedules or type of network. This subsection does not restrict or enhance the portability of benefits as provided in RCW 48.43.015.

        (i) Adjusted community rates established under this section shall pool the medical experience of all small groups purchasing coverage, including the small group participants in the health insurance partnership established in RCW 70.47A.030. However, annual rate adjustments for each small group health benefit plan may vary by up to plus or minus four percentage points from the overall adjustment of a carrier's entire small group pool, such overall adjustment to be approved by the commissioner, upon a showing by the carrier, certified by a member of the American academy of actuaries that: (i) The variation is a result of deductible leverage, benefit design, or provider network characteristics; and (ii) for a rate renewal period, the projected weighted average of all small group benefit plans will have a revenue neutral effect on the carrier's small group pool. Variations of greater than four percentage points are subject to review by the commissioner, and must be approved or denied within sixty days of submittal. A variation that is not denied within sixty days shall be deemed approved. The commissioner must provide to the carrier a detailed actuarial justification for any denial within thirty days of the denial.

        (j) For health benefit plans purchased through the health insurance partnership established in chapter 70.47A RCW:

        (i) Any surcharge established pursuant to RCW 70.47A.030(2)(e) shall be applied only to health benefit plans purchased through the health insurance partnership; and

        (ii) Risk adjustment or reinsurance mechanisms may be used by the health insurance partnership program to redistribute funds to carriers participating in the health insurance partnership based on differences in risk attributable to individual choice of health plans or other factors unique to health insurance partnership participation. Use of such mechanisms shall be limited to the partnership program and will not affect small group health plans offered outside the partnership.

        (4) Nothing in this section shall restrict the right of employees to collectively bargain for insurance providing benefits in excess of those provided herein.

        (5)(a) Except as provided in this subsection, requirements used by an insurer in determining whether to provide coverage to a small employer shall be applied uniformly among all small employers applying for coverage or receiving coverage from the carrier.

        (b) An insurer shall not require a minimum participation level greater than:

        (i) One hundred percent of eligible employees working for groups with three or less employees; and

        (ii) Seventy-five percent of eligible employees working for groups with more than three employees.

         (c) In applying minimum participation requirements with respect to a small employer, a small employer shall not consider employees or dependents who have similar existing coverage in determining whether the applicable percentage of participation is met.

        (d) An insurer may not increase any requirement for minimum employee participation or modify any requirement for minimum employer contribution applicable to a small employer at any time after the small employer has been accepted for coverage.

        (e) Minimum participation requirements and employer premium contribution requirements adopted by the health insurance partnership board under RCW 70.47A.110 shall apply only to the employers and employees who purchase health benefit plans through the health insurance partnership.

        (6) An insurer must offer coverage to all eligible employees of a small employer and their dependents. An insurer may not offer coverage to only certain individuals or dependents in a small employer group or to only part of the group. An insurer may not modify a health plan with respect to a small employer or any eligible employee or dependent, through riders, endorsements or otherwise, to restrict or exclude coverage or benefits for specific diseases, medical conditions, or services otherwise covered by the plan.

        (7) As used in this section, "health benefit plan," "small employer," "adjusted community rate," and "wellness activities" mean the same as defined in RCW 48.43.005.


        Sec. 7. RCW 48.44.023 and 2007 c 260 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

        (1)(a) A health care services contractor offering any health benefit plan to a small employer, either directly or through an association or member-governed group formed specifically for the purpose of purchasing health care, may offer and actively market to the small employer a health benefit plan featuring a limited schedule of covered health care services. Nothing in this subsection shall preclude a contractor from offering, or a small employer from purchasing, other health benefit plans that may have more comprehensive benefits than those included in the product offered under this subsection. A contractor offering a health benefit plan under this subsection shall clearly disclose all covered benefits to the small employer in a brochure filed with the commissioner.

        (b) A health benefit plan offered under this subsection shall provide coverage for hospital expenses and services rendered by a physician licensed under chapter 18.57 or 18.71 RCW but is not subject to the requirements of RCW 48.44.225, 48.44.240, 48.44.245, 48.44.290, 48.44.300, 48.44.310, 48.44.320, 48.44.325, 48.44.330, 48.44.335, ((48.44.340,)) 48.44.344, 48.44.360, 48.44.400, 48.44.440, 48.44.450, and 48.44.460.

        (2) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a health care service contractor from offering, or a purchaser from seeking, health benefit plans with benefits in excess of the health benefit plan offered under subsection (1) of this section. All forms, policies, and contracts shall be submitted for approval to the commissioner, and the rates of any plan offered under this section shall be reasonable in relation to the benefits thereto.

        (3) Premium rates for health benefit plans for small employers as defined in this section shall be subject to the following provisions:

        (a) The contractor shall develop its rates based on an adjusted community rate and may only vary the adjusted community rate for:

        (i) Geographic area;

        (ii) Family size;

        (iii) Age; and

        (iv) Wellness activities.

        (b) The adjustment for age in (a)(iii) of this subsection may not use age brackets smaller than five-year increments, which shall begin with age twenty and end with age sixty-five. Employees under the age of twenty shall be treated as those age twenty.

        (c) The contractor shall be permitted to develop separate rates for individuals age sixty-five or older for coverage for which medicare is the primary payer and coverage for which medicare is not the primary payer. Both rates shall be subject to the requirements of this subsection (3).

        (d) The permitted rates for any age group shall be no more than four hundred twenty-five percent of the lowest rate for all age groups on January 1, 1996, four hundred percent on January 1, 1997, and three hundred seventy-five percent on January 1, 2000, and thereafter.

         (e) A discount for wellness activities shall be permitted to reflect actuarially justified differences in utilization or cost attributed to such programs.

        (f) The rate charged for a health benefit plan offered under this section may not be adjusted more frequently than annually except that the premium may be changed to reflect:

        (i) Changes to the enrollment of the small employer;

        (ii) Changes to the family composition of the employee;

        (iii) Changes to the health benefit plan requested by the small employer; or

        (iv) Changes in government requirements affecting the health benefit plan.

        (g) Rating factors shall produce premiums for identical groups that differ only by the amounts attributable to plan design, with the exception of discounts for health improvement programs.

        (h) For the purposes of this section, a health benefit plan that contains a restricted network provision shall not be considered similar coverage to a health benefit plan that does not contain such a provision, provided that the restrictions of benefits to network providers result in substantial differences in claims costs. A carrier may develop its rates based on claims costs due to network provider reimbursement schedules or type of network. This subsection does not restrict or enhance the portability of benefits as provided in RCW 48.43.015.

        (i) Adjusted community rates established under this section shall pool the medical experience of all groups purchasing coverage, including the small group participants in the health insurance partnership established in RCW 70.47A.030. However, annual rate adjustments for each small group health benefit plan may vary by up to plus or minus four percentage points from the overall adjustment of a carrier's entire small group pool, such overall adjustment to be approved by the commissioner, upon a showing by the carrier, certified by a member of the American academy of actuaries that: (i) The variation is a result of deductible leverage, benefit design, or provider network characteristics; and (ii) for a rate renewal period, the projected weighted average of all small group benefit plans will have a revenue neutral effect on the carrier's small group pool. Variations of greater than four percentage points are subject to review by the commissioner, and must be approved or denied within sixty days of submittal. A variation that is not denied within sixty days shall be deemed approved. The commissioner must provide to the carrier a detailed actuarial justification for any denial within thirty days of the denial.

        (j) For health benefit plans purchased through the health insurance partnership established in chapter 70.47A RCW:

        (i) Any surcharge established pursuant to RCW 70.47A.030(2)(e) shall be applied only to health benefit plans purchased through the health insurance partnership; and

        (ii) Risk adjustment or reinsurance mechanisms may be used by the health insurance partnership program to redistribute funds to carriers participating in the health insurance partnership based on differences in risk attributable to individual choice of health plans or other factors unique to health insurance partnership participation. Use of such mechanisms shall be limited to the partnership program and will not affect small group health plans offered outside the partnership.

        (4) Nothing in this section shall restrict the right of employees to collectively bargain for insurance providing benefits in excess of those provided herein.

        (5)(a) Except as provided in this subsection, requirements used by a contractor in determining whether to provide coverage to a small employer shall be applied uniformly among all small employers applying for coverage or receiving coverage from the carrier.

        (b) A contractor shall not require a minimum participation level greater than:

        (i) One hundred percent of eligible employees working for groups with three or less employees; and

        (ii) Seventy-five percent of eligible employees working for groups with more than three employees.

        (c) In applying minimum participation requirements with respect to a small employer, a small employer shall not consider employees or dependents who have similar existing coverage in determining whether the applicable percentage of participation is met.

        (d) A contractor may not increase any requirement for minimum employee participation or modify any requirement for minimum employer contribution applicable to a small employer at any time after the small employer has been accepted for coverage.

         (e) Minimum participation requirements and employer premium contribution requirements adopted by the health insurance partnership board under RCW 70.47A.110 shall apply only to the employers and employees who purchase health benefit plans through the health insurance partnership.

        (6) A contractor must offer coverage to all eligible employees of a small employer and their dependents. A contractor may not offer coverage to only certain individuals or dependents in a small employer group or to only part of the group. A contractor may not modify a health plan with respect to a small employer or any eligible employee or dependent, through riders, endorsements or otherwise, to restrict or exclude coverage or benefits for specific diseases, medical conditions, or services otherwise covered by the plan.


        Sec. 8. RCW 48.46.066 and 2007 c 260 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

        (1)(a) A health maintenance organization offering any health benefit plan to a small employer, either directly or through an association or member-governed group formed specifically for the purpose of purchasing health care, may offer and actively market to the small employer a health benefit plan featuring a limited schedule of covered health care services. Nothing in this subsection shall preclude a health maintenance organization from offering, or a small employer from purchasing, other health benefit plans that may have more comprehensive benefits than those included in the product offered under this subsection. A health maintenance organization offering a health benefit plan under this subsection shall clearly disclose all the covered benefits to the small employer in a brochure filed with the commissioner.

        (b) A health benefit plan offered under this subsection shall provide coverage for hospital expenses and services rendered by a physician licensed under chapter 18.57 or 18.71 RCW but is not subject to the requirements of RCW 48.46.275, 48.46.280, 48.46.285, ((48.46.290,)) 48.46.350, 48.46.355, 48.46.375, 48.46.440, 48.46.480, 48.46.510, 48.46.520, and 48.46.530.

        (2) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a health maintenance organization from offering, or a purchaser from seeking, health benefit plans with benefits in excess of the health benefit plan offered under subsection (1) of this section. All forms, policies, and contracts shall be submitted for approval to the commissioner, and the rates of any plan offered under this section shall be reasonable in relation to the benefits thereto.

        (3) Premium rates for health benefit plans for small employers as defined in this section shall be subject to the following provisions:


        (a) The health maintenance organization shall develop its rates based on an adjusted community rate and may only vary the adjusted community rate for:

        (i) Geographic area;

        (ii) Family size;

        (iii) Age; and

        (iv) Wellness activities.

        (b) The adjustment for age in (a)(iii) of this subsection may not use age brackets smaller than five-year increments, which shall begin with age twenty and end with age sixty-five. Employees under the age of twenty shall be treated as those age twenty.

        (c) The health maintenance organization shall be permitted to develop separate rates for individuals age sixty-five or older for coverage for which medicare is the primary payer and coverage for which medicare is not the primary payer. Both rates shall be subject to the requirements of this subsection (3).

        (d) The permitted rates for any age group shall be no more than four hundred twenty-five percent of the lowest rate for all age groups on January 1, 1996, four hundred percent on January 1, 1997, and three hundred seventy-five percent on January 1, 2000, and thereafter.

        (e) A discount for wellness activities shall be permitted to reflect actuarially justified differences in utilization or cost attributed to such programs.

        (f) The rate charged for a health benefit plan offered under this section may not be adjusted more frequently than annually except that the premium may be changed to reflect:

        (i) Changes to the enrollment of the small employer;

        (ii) Changes to the family composition of the employee;

        (iii) Changes to the health benefit plan requested by the small employer; or

        (iv) Changes in government requirements affecting the health benefit plan.

         (g) Rating factors shall produce premiums for identical groups that differ only by the amounts attributable to plan design, with the exception of discounts for health improvement programs.

        (h) For the purposes of this section, a health benefit plan that contains a restricted network provision shall not be considered similar coverage to a health benefit plan that does not contain such a provision, provided that the restrictions of benefits to network providers result in substantial differences in claims costs. A carrier may develop its rates based on claims costs due to network provider reimbursement schedules or type of network. This subsection does not restrict or enhance the portability of benefits as provided in RCW 48.43.015.

        (i) Adjusted community rates established under this section shall pool the medical experience of all groups purchasing coverage, including the small group participants in the health insurance partnership established in RCW 70.47A.030. However, annual rate adjustments for each small group health benefit plan may vary by up to plus or minus four percentage points from the overall adjustment of a carrier's entire small group pool, such overall adjustment to be approved by the commissioner, upon a showing by the carrier, certified by a member of the American academy of actuaries that: (i) The variation is a result of deductible leverage, benefit design, or provider network characteristics; and (ii) for a rate renewal period, the projected weighted average of all small group benefit plans will have a revenue neutral effect on the carrier's small group pool. Variations of greater than four percentage points are subject to review by the commissioner, and must be approved or denied within sixty days of submittal. A variation that is not denied within sixty days shall be deemed approved. The commissioner must provide to the carrier a detailed actuarial justification for any denial within thirty days of the denial.

        (j) For health benefit plans purchased through the health insurance partnership established in chapter 70.47A RCW:

        (i) Any surcharge established pursuant to RCW 70.47A.030(2)(e) shall be applied only to health benefit plans purchased through the health insurance partnership; and

        (ii) Risk adjustment or reinsurance mechanisms may be used by the health insurance partnership program to redistribute funds to carriers participating in the health insurance partnership based on differences in risk attributable to individual choice of health plans or other factors unique to health insurance partnership participation. Use of such mechanisms shall be limited to the partnership program and will not affect small group health plans offered outside the partnership.

        (4) Nothing in this section shall restrict the right of employees to collectively bargain for insurance providing benefits in excess of those provided herein.

        (5)(a) Except as provided in this subsection, requirements used by a health maintenance organization in determining whether to provide coverage to a small employer shall be applied uniformly among all small employers applying for coverage or receiving coverage from the carrier.

        (b) A health maintenance organization shall not require a minimum participation level greater than:

        (i) One hundred percent of eligible employees working for groups with three or less employees; and

        (ii) Seventy-five percent of eligible employees working for groups with more than three employees.

        (c) In applying minimum participation requirements with respect to a small employer, a small employer shall not consider employees or dependents who have similar existing coverage in determining whether the applicable percentage of participation is met.

        (d) A health maintenance organization may not increase any requirement for minimum employee participation or modify any requirement for minimum employer contribution applicable to a small employer at any time after the small employer has been accepted for coverage.

        (e) Minimum participation requirements and employer premium contribution requirements adopted by the health insurance partnership board under RCW 70.47A.110 shall apply only to the employers and employees who purchase health benefit plans through the health insurance partnership.

        (6) A health maintenance organization must offer coverage to all eligible employees of a small employer and their dependents. A health maintenance organization may not offer coverage to only certain individuals or dependents in a small employer group or to only part of the group. A health maintenance organization may not modify a health plan with respect to a small employer or any eligible employee or dependent, through riders, endorsements or otherwise, to restrict or exclude coverage or benefits for specific diseases, medical conditions, or services otherwise covered by the plan.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 9. If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill or chapter number, is not provided by June 30, 2008, in the omnibus appropriations act, this act is null and void."


        On page 1, line 3 of the title, after "partnership;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 70.47A.020, 70.47A.030, 70.47A.040, 70.47A.070, 70.47A.110, 48.21.045, 48.44.023, and 48.46.066; and creating a new section."



and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2537 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


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


       Representative Hinkle spoke against the passage of the bill.


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 2537, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 2537, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 63, Nays - 32, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

       Voting yea: Representatives Appleton, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eddy, Eickmeyer, Ericks, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, O'Brien, Ormsby, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Quall, Roberts, Rolfes, Santos, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 63.

       Voting nay: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Chandler, Condotta, Crouse, DeBolt, Dunn, Ericksen, Haler, Hankins, Herrera, Hinkle, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, McDonald, Newhouse, Orcutt, Pearson, Priest, Roach, Rodne, Ross, Schindler, Schmick, Smith, Sump, Walsh and Warnick - 32.

       Excused: Representatives Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 3.

  

       SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2537, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


STATEMENT FOR THE JOURNAL


       I intended to vote NAY on Second Substitute House Bill No. 2537.

TROY KELLEY, 28th District


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2713 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "Sec. 1. RCW 43.43.753 and 2002 c 289 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

        The legislature finds that recent developments in molecular biology and genetics have important applications for forensic science. It has been scientifically established that there is a unique pattern to the chemical structure of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) contained in each cell of the human body. The process for identifying this pattern is called "DNA identification."

        The legislature further finds that DNA databases are important tools in criminal investigations, in the exclusion of individuals who are the subject of investigations or prosecutions, and in detecting recidivist acts. It is the policy of this state to assist federal, state, and local criminal justice and law enforcement agencies in both the identification and detection of individuals in criminal investigations and the identification and location of missing and unidentified persons. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the state to establish a DNA database and DNA data bank containing DNA samples submitted by persons convicted of felony offenses and other crimes as specified in RCW 43.43.754. DNA samples necessary for the identification of missing persons and unidentified human remains shall also be included in the DNA database.

        The legislature further finds that the DNA identification system used by the federal bureau of investigation and the Washington state patrol has no ability to predict genetic disease or predisposal to illness. Nonetheless, the legislature intends that biological samples collected under RCW 43.43.754, and DNA identification data obtained from the samples, be used only for purposes related to criminal investigation, identification of human remains or missing persons, or improving the operation of the system authorized under RCW 43.43.752 through 43.43.758.


        Sec. 2. RCW 43.43.754 and 2002 c 289 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

        (1) A biological sample must be collected for purposes of DNA identification analysis from:

        (a) Every adult or juvenile individual convicted of a felony((, stalking under RCW 9A.46.110, harassment under RCW 9A.46.020, communicating with a minor for immoral purposes under RCW 9.68A.090, or adjudicated guilty of an equivalent juvenile offense must have a biological sample collected for purposes of DNA identification analysis in the following manner)), or any of the following crimes (or equivalent juvenile offenses):

        Assault in the fourth degree with sexual motivation (RCW 9A.36.041, 9.94A.835)

        Communication with a minor for immoral purposes (RCW 9.68A.090)


        Custodial sexual misconduct in the second degree (RCW 9A.44.170)

        Failure to register (RCW 9A.44.130)

        Harassment (RCW 9A.46.020)

        Patronizing a prostitute (RCW 9A.88.110)

        Sexual misconduct with a minor in the second degree (RCW 9A.44.096)

        Stalking (RCW 9A.46.110)

        Violation of a sexual assault protection order granted under chapter 7.90 RCW; and

        (b) Every adult or juvenile individual who is required to register under RCW 9A.44.130.

        (2) If the Washington state patrol crime laboratory already has a DNA sample from an individual for a qualifying offense, a subsequent submission is not required to be submitted.

        (3) Biological samples shall be collected in the following manner:

        (a) For persons convicted of ((such offenses)) any offense listed in subsection (1)(a) of this section or adjudicated guilty of an equivalent juvenile offense who do not serve a term of confinement in a department of corrections facility, and do serve a term of confinement in a city or county jail facility, the city or county shall be responsible for obtaining the biological samples ((either as part of the intake process into the city or county jail or detention facility for those persons convicted on or after July 1, 2002, or within a reasonable time after July 1, 2002, for those persons incarcerated before July 1, 2002, who have not yet had a biological sample collected, beginning with those persons who will be released the soonest)).

        (b) The local police department or sheriff's office shall be responsible for obtaining the biological samples for:

        (i) Persons convicted of ((such offenses)) any offense listed in subsection (1)(a) of this section or adjudicated guilty of an equivalent juvenile offense who do not serve a term of confinement in a department of corrections facility, and do not serve a term of confinement in a city or county jail facility((, the local police department or sheriff's office is responsible for obtaining the biological samples after sentencing on or after July 1, 2002)); and

        (ii) Persons who are required to register under RCW 9A.44.030.

        (c) For persons convicted of ((such offenses)) any offense listed in subsection (1)(a) of this section or adjudicated guilty of an equivalent juvenile offense, who are serving or who are to serve a term of confinement in a department of corrections facility or a department of social and health services facility, the facility holding the person shall be responsible for obtaining the biological samples ((either as part of the intake process into such facility for those persons convicted on or after July 1, 2002, or within a reasonable time after July 1, 2002,)). For those persons incarcerated before ((July 1, 2002)) the effective date of this section, who have not yet had a biological sample collected, ((beginning with)) priority shall be given to those persons who will be released the soonest.

        (((2))) (4) Any biological sample taken pursuant to RCW 43.43.752 through 43.43.758 may be retained by the forensic laboratory services bureau, and shall be used solely for the purpose of providing DNA or other tests for identification analysis and prosecution of a criminal offense or for the identification of human remains or missing persons. Nothing in this section prohibits the submission of results derived from the biological samples to the federal bureau of investigation combined DNA index system.

        (((3))) (5) The ((director of the)) forensic laboratory services bureau of the Washington state patrol ((shall perform)) is responsible for testing performed on all biological samples that are collected under subsection (1) of this section, to the extent allowed by funding available for this purpose. The director shall give priority to testing on samples collected from those adults or juveniles convicted of a felony or adjudicated guilty of an equivalent juvenile offense that is defined as a sex offense or a violent offense in RCW 9.94A.030. Known duplicate samples may be excluded from testing unless testing is deemed necessary or advisable by the director.

        (((4) This section applies to all adults who are convicted of a sex or violent offense after July 1, 1990; and to all adults who were convicted of a sex or violent offense on or prior to July 1, 1990, and who are still incarcerated on or after July 25, 1999. This section applies to all juveniles who are adjudicated guilty of a sex or violent offense after July 1, 1994; and to all juveniles who were adjudicated guilty of a sex or violent offense on or prior to July 1, 1994, and who are still incarcerated on or after July 25, 1999. This section applies to all adults and juveniles who are convicted of a felony other than a sex or violent offense, stalking under RCW 9A.46.110, harassment under RCW 9A.46.020, or communicating with a minor for immoral purposes under RCW 9.68A.090, or adjudicated guilty of an equivalent juvenile offense, on or after July 1, 2002; and to all adults and juveniles who were convicted or adjudicated guilty of such an offense before July 1, 2002, and are still incarcerated on or after July 1, 2002.)) (6) This section applies to :

        (a) All adults and juveniles to whom this section applied prior to the effective date of this section;

        (b) All adults and juveniles to whom this section did not apply prior to the effective date of this section who:

        (i) Are convicted on or after the effective date of this section of an offense listed in subsection (1)(a) of this section; or

        (ii) Were convicted prior to the effective date of this section of an offense listed in subsection (1)(a) of this section and are still incarcerated on or after the effective date of this section; and

        (c) All adults and juveniles who are required to register under RCW 9A.44.130 on or after the effective date of this section, whether convicted before, on, or after the effective date of this section.

        (((5))) (7) This section creates no rights in a third person. No cause of action may be brought based upon the noncollection or nonanalysis or the delayed collection or analysis of a biological sample authorized to be taken under RCW 43.43.752 through 43.43.758.

        (((6))) (8) The detention, arrest, or conviction of a person based upon a database match or database information is not invalidated if it is determined that the sample was obtained or placed in the database by mistake, or if the conviction or juvenile adjudication that resulted in the collection of the biological sample was subsequently vacated or otherwise altered in any future proceeding including but not limited to posttrial or postfact-finding motions, appeals, or collateral attacks.


        Sec. 3. RCW 43.43.7541 and 2002 c 289 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

        Every sentence imposed under chapter 9.94A RCW((,)) for a ((felony)) crime specified in RCW 43.43.754 ((that is committed on or after July 1, 2002,)) must include a fee of one hundred dollars ((for collection of a biological sample as required under RCW 43.43.754, unless the court finds that imposing the fee would result in undue hardship on the offender)). The fee is a court-ordered legal financial obligation as defined in RCW 9.94A.030, payable by the offender after payment of all other legal financial obligations included in the sentence has been completed. The clerk of the court shall transmit eighty percent of the fee((s)) collected to the state treasurer for deposit in the state DNA database account created under RCW 43.43.7532, and shall transmit twenty percent of the fee collected to the agency responsible for collection of a biological sample from the offender as required under RCW 43.43.754.


        Sec. 4. RCW 43.43.756 and 1989 c 350 s 5 are each amended to read as follows:

        The Washington state patrol ((in consultation with the University of Washington school of medicine)) forensic laboratory services bureau may:

        (1) Provide DNA analysis services to law enforcement agencies throughout the state ((after July 1, 1990));

        (2) Provide assistance to law enforcement officials and prosecutors in the preparation and utilization of DNA evidence for presentation in court; and

        (3) Provide expert testimony in court on DNA evidentiary issues."


        On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "persons;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 43.43.753, 43.43.754, 43.43.7541, and 43.43.756."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2713 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


       Representatives Seaquist and Pearson spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 2713, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 2713, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 94, Nays - 1, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

       Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Eickmeyer, Ericks, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hankins, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kretz, Kristiansen, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McCune, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, Newhouse, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Schindler, Schmick, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Smith, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Sump, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Warnick, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 94.

       Voting nay: Representative Santos - 1.

       Excused: Representatives Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 3.

  

       SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2713, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 2774 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 9A.76 RCW to read as follows:

        (1) A person who, with the intent of causing an activation of the voluntary broadcast notification system commonly known as the "Amber alert," or as the same system may otherwise be known, which is used to notify the public of abducted children, knowingly makes a false or misleading material statement to a public servant that a child has been abducted and which statement causes an activation, is guilty of a class C felony.

        (2) "Material statement" means a written or oral statement reasonably likely to be relied upon by a public servant in the discharge of his or her official powers or duties."


        On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "alert;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new section to chapter 9A.76 RCW; and prescribing penalties."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 2774 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


       Representatives Barlow and Pearson spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of House Bill No. 2774, as amended by the Senate.



ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 2774, 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, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Eickmeyer, Ericks, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hankins, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kretz, Kristiansen, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McCune, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, Newhouse, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Santos, Schindler, Schmick, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Smith, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Sump, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Warnick, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 95.

       Excused: Representatives Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 3.

  

       HOUSE BILL NO. 2774, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 2786 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "Sec. 1. RCW 4.24.550 and 2005 c 380 s 2, 2005 c 228 s 1, and 2005 c 99 s 1 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

        (1) In addition to the disclosure under subsection (5) of this section, public agencies are authorized to release information to the public regarding sex offenders and kidnapping offenders when the agency determines that disclosure of the information is relevant and necessary to protect the public and counteract the danger created by the particular offender. This authorization applies to information regarding: (a) Any person adjudicated or convicted of a sex offense as defined in RCW 9A.44.130 or a kidnapping offense as defined by RCW 9A.44.130; (b) any person under the jurisdiction of the indeterminate sentence review board as the result of a sex offense or kidnapping offense; (c) any person committed as a sexually violent predator under chapter 71.09 RCW or as a sexual psychopath under chapter 71.06 RCW; (d) any person found not guilty of a sex offense or kidnapping offense by reason of insanity under chapter 10.77 RCW; and (e) any person found incompetent to stand trial for a sex offense or kidnapping offense and subsequently committed under chapter 71.05 or 71.34 RCW.

        (2) Except for the information specifically required under subsection (5) of this section, the extent of the public disclosure of relevant and necessary information shall be rationally related to: (a) The level of risk posed by the offender to the community; (b) the locations where the offender resides, expects to reside, or is regularly found; and (c) the needs of the affected community members for information to enhance their individual and collective safety.

        (3) Except for the information specifically required under subsection (5) of this section, local law enforcement agencies shall consider the following guidelines in determining the extent of a public disclosure made under this section: (a) For offenders classified as risk level I, the agency shall share information with other appropriate law enforcement agencies and, if the offender is a student, the public or private school regulated under Title 28A RCW or chapter 72.40 RCW which the offender is attending, or planning to attend. The agency may disclose, upon request, relevant, necessary, and accurate information to any victim or witness to the offense and to any individual community member who lives near the residence where the offender resides, expects to reside, or is regularly found; (b) for offenders classified as risk level II, the agency may also disclose relevant, necessary, and accurate information to public and private schools, child day care centers, family day care providers, public libraries, businesses and organizations that serve primarily children, women, or vulnerable adults, and neighbors and community groups near the residence where the offender resides, expects to reside, or is regularly found; (c) for offenders classified as risk level III, the agency may also disclose relevant, necessary, and accurate information to the public at large; and (d) because more localized notification is not feasible and homeless and transient offenders may present unique risks to the community, the agency may also disclose relevant, necessary, and accurate information to the public at large for offenders registered as homeless or transient.

        (4) The county sheriff with whom an offender classified as risk level III is registered shall cause to be published by legal notice, advertising, or news release a sex offender community notification that conforms to the guidelines established under RCW 4.24.5501 in at least one legal newspaper with general circulation in the area of the sex offender's registered address or location. The county sheriff shall also cause to be published consistent with this subsection a current list of level III registered sex offenders, twice yearly. Unless the information is posted on the web site described in subsection (5) of this section, this list shall be maintained by the county sheriff on a publicly accessible web site and shall be updated at least once per month.

        (5)(a) When funded by federal grants or other sources, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall create and maintain a statewide registered kidnapping and sex offender web site, which shall be available to the public. The web site shall post all level III and level II registered sex offenders, level I registered sex offenders during the time they are out of compliance with registration requirements under RCW 9A.44.130, and all registered kidnapping offenders in the state of Washington.

        (i) For level III offenders, the web site shall contain, but is not limited to, the registered sex offender's name, relevant criminal convictions, address by hundred block, physical description, and photograph. The web site shall provide mapping capabilities that display the sex offender's address by hundred block on a map. The web site shall allow citizens to search for registered sex offenders within the state of Washington by county, city, zip code, last name, type of conviction, and address by hundred block.

        (ii) For level II offenders, and level I sex offenders during the time they are out of compliance with registration requirements under RCW 9A.44.130, the web site shall contain, but is not limited to, the same information and functionality as described in (a)(i) of this subsection, provided that it is permissible under state and federal law. If it is not permissible, the web site shall be limited to the information and functionality that is permissible under state and federal law.

        (iii) For kidnapping offenders, the web site shall contain, but is not limited to, the same information and functionality as described in (a)(i) of this subsection, provided that it is permissible under state and federal law. If it is not permissible, the web site shall be limited to the information and functionality that is permissible under state and federal law.

        (b) Until the implementation of (a) of this subsection, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall create a web site available to the public that provides electronic links to county-operated web sites that offer sex offender registration information.

        (6) Local law enforcement agencies that disseminate information pursuant to this section shall: (a) Review available risk level classifications made by the department of corrections, the department of social and health services, and the indeterminate sentence review board; (b) assign risk level classifications to all offenders about whom information will be disseminated; and (c) make a good faith effort to notify the public and residents at least fourteen days before the offender is released from confinement or, where an offender moves from another jurisdiction, as soon as possible after the agency learns of the offender's move, except that in no case may this notification provision be construed to require an extension of an offender's release date. The juvenile court shall provide local law enforcement officials with all relevant information on offenders allowed to remain in the community in a timely manner.

        (7) An appointed or elected public official, public employee, or public agency as defined in RCW 4.24.470, or units of local government and its employees, as provided in RCW 36.28A.010, are immune from civil liability for damages for any discretionary risk level classification decisions or release of relevant and necessary information, unless it is shown that the official, employee, or agency acted with gross negligence or in bad faith. The immunity in this section applies to risk level classification decisions and the release of relevant and necessary information regarding any individual for whom disclosure is authorized. The decision of a local law enforcement agency or official to classify an offender to a risk level other than the one assigned by the department of corrections, the department of social and health services, or the indeterminate sentence review board, or the release of any relevant and necessary information based on that different classification shall not, by itself, be considered gross negligence or bad faith. The immunity provided under this section applies to the release of relevant and necessary information to other public officials, public employees, or public agencies, and to the general public.

        (8) Except as may otherwise be provided by law, nothing in this section shall impose any liability upon a public official, public employee, or public agency for failing to release information authorized under this section.

        (9) Nothing in this section implies that information regarding persons designated in subsection (1) of this section is confidential except as may otherwise be provided by law.

        (10) When a local law enforcement agency or official classifies an offender differently than the offender is classified by the end of sentence review committee or the department of social and health services at the time of the offender's release from confinement, the law enforcement agency or official shall notify the end of sentence review committee or the department of social and health services and submit its reasons supporting the change in classification. Upon implementation of subsection (5)(a) of this section, notification of the change shall also be sent to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs."


        On page 1, line 3 of the title, after "site;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and reenacting and amending RCW 4.24.550."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 2786 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


       Representatives Kelley and Pearson spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of House Bill No. 2786, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 2786, 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, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Eickmeyer, Ericks, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hankins, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kretz, Kristiansen, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McCune, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, Newhouse, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Santos, Schindler, Schmick, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Smith, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Sump, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Warnick, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 95.

       Excused: Representatives Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 3.

  

       HOUSE BILL NO. 2786, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE


March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 2835 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that the safety of children in foster care depends upon receipt of comprehensive, accurate, and timely information about the background of prospective foster parents. It is vital to ensure that all relevant information about prospective foster parents is received and carefully reviewed. The legislature believes that some foster parents may have previously resided in other countries and that it is important to determine whether those countries have background information on the prospective foster parents that might impact the safety of children in their care.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 26.44 RCW to read as follows:

        (1) During an emergency situation when a child must be placed in out-of-home care due to the absence of appropriate parents or custodians, the department shall request a federal name-based criminal history record check of each adult residing in the home of the potential placement resource. Upon receipt of the results of the name-based check, the department shall provide a complete set of each adult resident's fingerprints to the Washington state patrol for submission to the federal bureau of investigation within fourteen calendar days from the date the name search was conducted. The child shall be removed from the home immediately if any adult resident fails to provide fingerprints and written permission to perform a federal criminal history record check when requested.

        (2) When placement of a child in a home is denied as a result of a name-based criminal history record check of a resident, and the resident contests that denial, the resident shall, within fifteen calendar days, submit to the department a complete set of the resident's fingerprints with written permission allowing the department to forward the fingerprints to the Washington state patrol for submission to the federal bureau of investigation.

        (3) The Washington state patrol and the federal bureau of investigation may each charge a reasonable fee for processing a fingerprint-based criminal history record check.

        (4) As used in this section, "emergency placement" refers to those limited instances when the department is placing a child in the home of private individuals, including neighbors, friends, or relatives, as a result of a sudden unavailability of the child's primary caretaker.


        Sec. 3. RCW 74.15.040 and 1982 c 118 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

        An agency seeking to accept and serve children, developmentally disabled persons, or expectant mothers as a foster-family home shall make application for license in such form and substance as required by the department. The department shall maintain a list of applicants through which placement may be undertaken. However, agencies and the department shall not place a child, developmentally disabled person, or expectant mother in a home until the home is licensed. The department shall inquire whether an applicant has previously resided in any other state or foreign country and shall check databases available to it through the Washington state patrol and federal bureau of investigation to ascertain whether the applicant has ever been the subject of a conviction or civil finding outside of the state of Washington that bears upon the fitness of the applicant to serve as a foster-family home. Foster-family homes shall be inspected prior to licensure, except that inspection by the department is not required if the foster-family home is under the supervision of a licensed agency upon certification to the department by the licensed agency that such homes meet the requirements for foster homes as adopted pursuant to chapter 74.15 RCW and RCW 74.13.031.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. 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 3 of the title, after "situation;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 74.15.040; adding a new section to chapter 26.44 RCW; creating a new section; and declaring an emergency."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


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


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


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


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of House Bill No. 2835, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 2835, 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, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Eickmeyer, Ericks, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hankins, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kretz, Kristiansen, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McCune, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, Newhouse, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Santos, Schindler, Schmick, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Smith, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Sump, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Warnick, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 95.

       Excused: Representatives Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 3.

  

       HOUSE BILL NO. 2835, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

February 27, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


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

Formatting change to accommodate amendment.

Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


"2007-09 BIENNIUM

GENERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES--OPERATING


        Sec. 101. 2007 c 518 s 101 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

Grade Crossing Protective Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($505,000))

$504,000


        Sec. 102. 2007 c 518 s 102 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,054,000))

$3,177,000

Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($3,154,000))

$3,277,000


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

        (1) $2,545,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the office of regulatory assistance integrated permitting project.

        (2) $75,000 of the motor vehicle account state appropriation is provided solely to address transportation budget and reporting requirements.


        Sec. 103. 2007 c 518 s 103 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE MARINE EMPLOYEES COMMISSION

Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($422,000))

$419,000

        The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: A maximum of $6,000 may be expended to pay the department of personnel for conducting the 2007 salary survey.


        Sec. 104. 2007 c 518 s 104 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($985,000))

$983,000


        The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The entire appropriation in this section is provided solely for road maintenance purposes.


        Sec. 105. 2007 c 518 s 105 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,358,000))

$1,355,000


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

        (1) $351,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for costs associated with the motor fuel quality program.

        (2) (($1,007,000)) $1,004,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely to test the quality of biofuel. The department must test fuel quality at the biofuel manufacturer, distributor, and retailer.


        Sec. 106. 2007 c 518 s 106 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($223,000))

$340,000


        The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The entire appropriation is provided solely for ((staffing costs to be dedicated to state)) transportation activities. Staff hired to support transportation activities must have practical experience with complex construction projects.


TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES--OPERATING


        Sec. 201. 2007 c 518 s 201 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION

Highway Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($2,609,000))

$2,605,000

Highway Safety Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($15,880,000))

$15,849,000

School Zone Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,300,000))

$3,376,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($21,789,000))

$21,830,000


        The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $76,000 of the school zone safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for contracting with the office of the superintendent of public instruction (OSPI) to conduct pilot programs in three school districts for road safety education and training for children, in order to teach children safe walking, bicycling, and transit use behavior. The pilot projects shall be conducted during the 2008-09 academic year, and shall be modeled after a program and curriculum successfully implemented in the Spokane school district. Funds are provided for curriculum resources, bicycle purchases, teacher training, other essential services and equipment, and OSPI administrative expenses which may include contracting out pilot program administration. The participating school districts shall be located as follows: One in Grant county, one in Island county, and one in Kitsap county. The OSPI shall evaluate the pilot programs, and report to the transportation committees of the legislature no later than December 1, 2009, on the outcomes of the pilot programs. The report shall include a survey identifying barriers to, interest in, and the likelihood of students traveling by biking, walking, or transit both prior to and following completion of the pilot program.


        Sec. 202. 2007 c 518 s 202 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COUNTY ROAD ADMINISTRATION BOARD

Rural Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($907,000))

$901,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,075,000))

$2,060,000

County Arterial Preservation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,399,000))

$1,389,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($4,381,000))

$4,350,000


        The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $481,000 of the county arterial preservation account--state appropriation is provided solely for continued development and implementation of a maintenance management system to manage county transportation assets.


        Sec. 203. 2007 c 518 s 203 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARD

Urban Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,793,000))

$1,780,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,795,000))

$1,781,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($3,588,000))

$3,561,000


        Sec. 204. 2007 c 518 s 204 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE BOARD OF PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

Pilotage Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,156,000))

$1,153,000


        Sec. 205. 2007 c 518 s 205 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE JOINT TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,103,000))

$2,364,000

State Patrol Highway Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $550,000


                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($2,653,000))

$3,014,000


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

        (1) (($500,000)) $750,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is for establishing a work group to implement Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2358 (regarding state ferries) and review other matters relating to Washington state ferries. The cochairs of the committee shall establish the work group comprising committee members or their designees, an appointee by the governor, and other stakeholders as appointed by the cochairs, to assist in the committee's work. The work group shall present a report ((the progress)) of its tasks to the transportation committees of the legislature by December ((15, 2007)) 1, 2008. The work group is tasked with the following:

        (a) Implementing the recommendations of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2358 (regarding state ferries). As directed by Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2358, the committee work group shall participate in and provide a review of the following:

        (i) The Washington transportation commission's development and interpretation of a survey of ferry customers;

        (ii) The department of transportation's analysis and reestablishment of vehicle level of service standards. In reestablishing the standards, consideration must be given to whether boat wait is the appropriate measure;

        (iii) The department's development of pricing policy proposals. In developing these policies, the policy, in effect on some routes, of collecting fares in only one direction must be evaluated to determine whether one-way fare pricing best serves the ferry system;

        (iv) The department's development of operational strategies;

        (v) The department's development of terminal design standards; and

        (vi) The department's development of a long-range capital plan;

        (b) Reviewing the following Washington state ferry programs:

        (i) Ridership demand forecast;

        (ii) Updated life cycle cost model, as directed by Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2358;

        (iii) Administrative operating costs, nonlabor and nonfuel operating costs, Eagle Harbor maintenance facility program and maintenance costs, administrative and systemwide capital costs, and vessel preservation costs; and

        (iv) The Washington state ferries' proposed capital cost allocation plan methodology, as described in Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2358;

        (c) Making recommendations regarding:

        (i) The most efficient timing and sizing of future vessel acquisitions beyond those currently authorized by the legislature. Vessel acquisition recommendations must be based on the ridership projections, level of service standards, and operational and pricing strategies reviewed by the committee and must include the impact of those recommendations on the timing and size of terminal capital investments and the state ferries' long range operating and capital finance plans; and

        (ii) Capital financing strategies for consideration in the 2009 legislative session. This work must include confirming the department's estimate of future capital requirements based on a long range capital plan and must include the department's development of a plan for codevelopment and public private partnership opportunities at public ferry terminals; and

        (d) Evaluate the capital cost allocation plan methodology developed by the department to implement Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2358.

        (2) $250,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation and $250,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation are for the continuing implementation of ((Substitute Senate Bill No. 5207)) chapter 514, Laws of 2007.

        (3) $300,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is for implementing Substitute House Bill No. 1694 (coordinated transportation). If Substitute House Bill No. 1694 is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (4) $100,000 of the state patrol highway account--state appropriation is for a study of the most cost-effective means of ensuring that the pension concerns of the members of the Washington state patrol retirement system are adequately and appropriately considered and submitted to the legislature. The committee shall solicit participation and guidance from the senate ways and means committee, the house of representatives appropriations committee, the department of retirement systems, the office of financial management, the Washington state patrol troopers association, the Washington state patrol lieutenants association, the Washington state patrol, and the office of the state actuary, and report the study recommendations to the legislature by November 1, 2008.


        Sec. 206. 2007 c 518 s 206 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,276,000))

$2,469,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $112,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($2,388,000))

$2,581,000


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

        (1) $350,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the commission to conduct a survey of ferry customers as described in Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2358. Development and interpretation of the survey must be done with participation of the joint transportation committee work group established in section 205(1) of this act.

        (2) (($100,000)) $300,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for a study to identify and evaluate long-term financing alternatives for the Washington state ferry system. The study shall incorporate the findings of the initial survey described in subsection (1) of this section, and shall consider the potential for state, regional, or local financing options. The commission shall submit a draft final report of its findings and recommendations to the transportation committees of the legislature no later than December 2008.

        (3) The commission shall conduct a planning grade tolling study that is based on the recommended policies in the commission's comprehensive tolling study submitted September 20, 2006.

        (4) Pursuant to RCW 43.135.055, during the 2007-09 fiscal biennium, the transportation commission shall establish, periodically review, and, if necessary, modify a schedule of toll charges applicable to the state route 167 high-occupancy toll lane pilot project, as required by RCW 47.56.403.

        (5) The transportation commission shall consider revisions to the toll rates and other user fees for the Tacoma Narrows bridge. This review shall ensure that the revenues are sufficient to: (a) Meet the operating costs of the eligible toll facilities, including necessary maintenance, preservation, toll collection, administration, and toll enforcement by public law enforcement; (b) meet obligations for the repayment of debt and interest on the eligible toll facilities, and any other associated financing costs including, but not limited to, required reserves, minimum debt coverage or other appropriate contingency funding, and insurance; and (c) meet any other obligations of the tolling authority. A report on this review shall be submitted to the legislature by September 30, 2008.


        Sec. 207. 2007 c 518 s 207 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE FREIGHT MOBILITY STRATEGIC INVESTMENT BOARD

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($695,000))

$692,000


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

        (1) The freight mobility strategic investment board shall, on a quarterly basis, provide status reports to the office of financial management and the transportation committees of the legislature on the delivery of projects funded by this act.

        (2) The freight mobility strategic investment board and the department of transportation shall collaborate to submit a report to the office of financial management and the transportation committees of the legislature by September 1, 2008, listing proposed freight highway and rail projects. The report must describe the analysis used for selecting such projects, as required by chapter 47.06A RCW for the board and as required by this act for the department. When developing its list of proposed freight highway and rail projects, the freight mobility strategic investment board shall use the priorities identified in section 309(7)(a) of this act to the greatest extent possible.


        Sec. 208. 2007 c 518 s 208 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL--FIELD OPERATIONS BUREAU

State Patrol Highway Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($225,445,000))

$227,172,000

State Patrol Highway Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,602,000

State Patrol Highway Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $410,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($236,457,000))

$238,184,000


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

        (1) Washington state patrol officers engaged in off-duty uniformed employment providing traffic control services to the department of transportation or other state agencies may use state patrol vehicles for the purpose of that employment, subject to guidelines adopted by the chief of the Washington state patrol. The Washington state patrol shall be reimbursed for the use of the vehicle at the prevailing state employee rate for mileage and hours of usage, subject to guidelines developed by the chief of the Washington state patrol.

        (2) In addition to the user fees, the patrol shall transfer into the state patrol nonappropriated airplane revolving account under RCW 43.79.470 no more than the amount of appropriated state patrol highway account and general fund funding necessary to cover the costs for the patrol's use of the aircraft. The state patrol highway account and general fund--state funds shall be transferred proportionately in accordance with a cost allocation that differentiates between highway traffic enforcement services and general policing purposes.

        (3) The patrol shall not account for or record locally provided DUI cost reimbursement payments as expenditure credits to the state patrol highway account. The patrol shall report the amount of expected locally provided DUI cost reimbursements to the governor and transportation committees of the senate and house of representatives by September 30th of each year.

        (4) $1,662,000 of the state patrol highway account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1304 (commercial vehicle enforcement). If Substitute House Bill No. 1304 is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (5) During the fiscal year 2008, the Washington state patrol shall continue to perform traffic accident investigations on Thurston, Mason, and Lewis county roads, and shall work with the counties to transition the traffic accident investigations on county roads to the counties by July 1, 2008.

        (6) $100,000 of the state patrol highway account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1417 (health benefits for surviving dependents). If Substitute House Bill No. 1417 is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (7) $3,300,000 of the state patrol highway account--state appropriation is provided solely for the salaries and benefits associated with accretion in the number of troopers employed above 1,158 authorized commissioned troopers, or solely for training new cadets; however, the amount provided in this subsection is contingent on the Washington state patrol submitting a 2009-11 budget request that fully funds field force operations without reliance on a projected vacancy rate.

        (8) By July 1, 2008, the Washington state patrol shall assign six additional troopers to the Monroe detachment from among troopers requesting transfer to Monroe or graduating cadet classes.


        Sec. 209. 2007 c 518 s 209 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL--INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES BUREAU

State Patrol Highway Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,300,000))

$1,553,000


        Sec. 210. 2007 c 518 s 210 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL--TECHNICAL SERVICES BUREAU

State Patrol Highway Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($103,157,000))

$102,891,000

State Patrol Highway Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,008,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($105,165,000))

$104,899,000


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

        (1) The Washington state patrol shall work with the risk management division in the office of financial management in compiling the Washington state patrol's data for establishing the agency's risk management insurance premiums to the tort claims account. The office of financial management and the Washington state patrol shall submit a report to the legislative transportation committees by December 31st of each year on the number of claims, estimated claims to be paid, method of calculation, and the adjustment in the premium.

        (2) (($12,641,000)) $9,981,000 of the total appropriation is provided solely for automobile fuel in the 2007-2009 biennium.

        (3) (($8,678,000)) $7,461,000 of the total appropriation is provided solely for the purchase of pursuit vehicles.

        (4) (($5,254,000)) $6,328,000 of the total appropriation is provided solely for vehicle repair and maintenance costs of vehicles used for highway purposes.

        (5) $384,000 of the total appropriation is provided solely for the purchase of mission vehicles used for highway purposes in the commercial vehicle and traffic investigation sections of the Washington state patrol.

        (6) The Washington state patrol may submit information technology related requests for funding only if the patrol has coordinated with the department of information services as required by section 602 of this act.

        (7) $630,000 of the total appropriation is provided solely for the ongoing software maintenance and technical support for the digital microwave system. The Washington state patrol shall coordinate with the other members of the Washington state interoperability executive committee to ensure compatibility between emergency communication systems.


        Sec. 211. 2007 c 518 s 212 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

Marine Fuel Tax Refund Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $32,000

Motorcycle Safety Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,905,000))

$3,899,000

Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($843,000))

$831,000

Highway Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($141,953,000))

$145,570,000

Highway Safety Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$233,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($79,230,000))

$78,424,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,372,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($117,000))

$1,354,000

Department of Licensing Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,540,000))

$4,542,000

Washington State Patrol Highway Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,145,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($232,370,000))

$237,402,000


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

        (1) $2,941,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1267 (modifying commercial driver's license requirements). If Substitute House Bill No. 1267 is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. The department shall informally report to the legislature by December 1, 2008, with measurable data indicating the department's progress in meeting its goal of improving public safety by improving the quality of the commercial driver's license testing process.

        (2) $716,000 of the motorcycle safety education account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5273 (modifying motorcycle driver's license endorsement and education provisions). If Senate Bill No. 5273 is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (3) (($8,872,000)) $12,322,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for costs associated with the ((systems development and issuance of)) processing costs of issuing enhanced drivers' licenses and identicards to facilitate crossing the Canadian border. ((If Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1289 (relating to the issuance of enhanced drivers' licenses and identicards) is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. The department may expend funds only after acceptance of the enhanced Washington state driver's license for border crossing purposes by the Canadian and United States governments. The department may expend funds only after prior written approval of the director of financial management. Of the amount provided in this subsection, up to $1,000,000 is for a statewide educational campaign, which must include coordination with existing public and private entities, to inform the Washington public of the benefits of the new enhanced drivers' licenses and identicards.))

        (4) $91,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation and $152,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation are provided solely for contracting with the office of the attorney general to investigate criminal activity uncovered in the course of the agency's licensing and regulatory activities. Funding is provided for the 2008 fiscal year. The department may request funding for the 2009 fiscal year if the request is submitted with measurable data indicating the department's progress in meeting its goal of increased prosecution of illegal activity.

        (5) $350,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for the costs associated with the systems development of the interface that will allow insurance carriers and their agents real time, online access to drivers' records. If Substitute Senate Bill No. 5937 is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (6) $1,145,000 of the state patrol highway account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1304 (modifying commercial motor vehicle carrier provisions). If Substitute House Bill No. 1304 is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (7) The department may submit information technology related requests for funding only if the department has coordinated with the department of information services as required by section 602 of this act.

        (8) ((Within the amounts appropriated in this section, the department shall, working with the legislature, develop a proposal to)) $116,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely to, in consultation with the legislature, streamline title and registration statutes to specifically address apparent conflicts, fee distribution, and other recommendations by the department that are revenue neutral and which do not change legislative policy. The department shall ((report the results of this review to the transportation committees of the legislature by December 1, 2007)) submit recommended changes to the transportation committees of the legislature by the end of the biennium.

        (9) $246,000 of the department of licensing services account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6836 (secure vehicle licensing system). If Substitute Senate Bill No. 6836 is not enacted by June 30, 2008, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (10) $960,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1046 (motor vehicle insurance). If Second Substitute House Bill No. 1046 is not enacted by June 30, 2008, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (11) $277,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6885 (driving record abstracts). If Senate Bill No. 6885 is not enacted by June 30, 2008, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (12) $417,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6546 (ignition interlock drivers' license). If Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6546 is not enacted by June 30, 2008, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (13) The department shall investigate instituting a program whereby individual registered vehicle owners can have license plates tested for reflectivity to determine whether the department's requirement that the license plates be replaced after seven years can be waived for that particular set of license plates.


        Sec. 212. 2007 c 518 s 213 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--TOLL OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE--PROGRAM B

High-Occupancy Toll Lanes Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($2,596,000))

$2,253,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($5,600,000))

$1,018,000

Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($28,218,000))

$28,249,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($36,414,000))

$31,520,000


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

        (((1) $5,000,000 of the motor vehicle account--state is provided solely to provide a reserve for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge project. This appropriation shall be held in unallotted status until the office of financial management deems that revenues applicable to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge project are not sufficient to cover the project's expenditures.

        (2) The department shall solicit private donations to fund activities related to the opening ceremonies of the Tacoma Narrows bridge project.)) The department shall develop incentives to reduce and control tolling operations costs. These incentives may be directed at the public, the tolling contractor, or the department. Incentives to be considered should include, but not be limited to: Incentives to return unneeded transponders, incentives to close inactive accounts, incentives to reduce printed account statements, incentives to reduce labor costs, and incentives to reduce postage and shipping costs. These incentives shall be presented for review by the transportation commission by September 30, 2008.


        Sec. 213. 2007 c 518 s 214 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY--PROGRAM C

Transportation Partnership Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,556,000))

$5,892,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($67,613,000))

$67,744,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,096,000

Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($9,192,000))

$9,147,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $363,000

Transportation 2003 Account (Nickel Account)--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,000,000))

$5,337,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($86,820,000))

$89,579,000


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

        (1) The department shall consult with the office of financial management and the department of information services to ensure that (a) the department's current and future system development is consistent with the overall direction of other key state systems; and (b) when possible, use or develop common statewide information systems to encourage coordination and integration of information used by the department and other state agencies and to avoid duplication.

        (2) The department shall provide updated information on six project milestones for all active projects, funded in part or in whole with 2005 transportation partnership account funds or 2003 nickel account funds, on a quarterly basis in the transportation executive information system (TEIS). The department shall also provide updated information on six project milestones for projects, funded with preexisting funds and that are agreed to by the legislature, office of financial management, and the department, on a quarterly basis in TEIS.

        (3) (($2,300,000)) $3,300,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for preliminary work needed to transition the department to the state government network. In collaboration with the department of information services the department shall complete an inventory of the current network infrastructure, ((and)) develop an implementation plan for transition to the state government network, improve security, and initiate connection to the state government network.

        (4) $1,000,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation, (($4,556,000)) $5,892,000 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation, and (($4,000,000)) $5,337,000 of the transportation 2003 account (nickel account)--state appropriation are provided solely for the department to develop a project management and reporting system which is a collection of integrated tools for capital construction project managers to use to perform all the necessary tasks associated with project management. The department shall integrate commercial off-the-shelf software with existing department systems and enhanced approaches to data management to provide web-based access for multi-level reporting and improved business workflows and reporting. Beginning September 1, 2007, and on a quarterly basis thereafter, the department shall report to the office of financial management and the transportation committees of the legislature on the status of the development and integration of the system. The first report shall include a detailed work plan for the development and integration of the system including timelines and budget milestones. At a minimum the ensuing reports shall indicate the status of the work as it compares to the work plan, any discrepancies, and proposed adjustments necessary to bring the project back on schedule or budget if necessary.

        (5) The department may submit information technology related requests for funding only if the department has coordinated with the department of information services as required by section 602 of this act.

        (6) $1,600,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the critical application assessment implementation project. The department shall submit a progress report on the critical application assessment implementation project to the house of representatives and senate transportation committees on or before December 1, 2007, and December 1, 2008, with a final report on or before June 30, 2009.


        Sec. 214. 2007 c 518 s 215 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--FACILITY MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS AND CONSTRUCTION--PROGRAM D--OPERATING

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($34,569,000))

$34,030,000


        Sec. 215. 2007 c 518 s 216 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Aeronautics Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($6,889,000))

$7,868,000

Aeronautics Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,150,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $631,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($9,670,000))

$10,649,000


        The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The entire multimodal transportation account--state appropriation ((is)) and $400,000 of the aeronautics account--state appropriation are provided solely for the aviation planning council as provided for in RCW 47.68.410.


        Sec. 216. 2007 c 518 s 217 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--PROGRAM DELIVERY MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT--PROGRAM H

Transportation Partnership Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,422,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($50,446,000))

$52,317,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250,000

Transportation 2003 Account (Nickel Account)--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,422,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($56,040,000))

$57,911,000


        The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: $2,422,000 of the transportation partnership account appropriation and $2,422,000 of the transportation 2003 account (nickel account)--state appropriation are provided solely for consultant contracts to assist the department in the delivery of the capital construction program by identifying improvements to program delivery, program management, project controls, program and project monitoring, forecasting, and reporting. The consultants shall work with the department of information services in the development of the project management and reporting system.

        The consultants shall provide an updated copy of the capital construction strategic plan to the legislative transportation committees and to the office of financial management on June 30, 2008, and each year thereafter.

        The department shall coordinate its work with other budget and performance efforts, including Roadmap, the findings of the critical applications modernization and integration strategies study, including proposed next steps, and the priorities of government process.

        The department shall report to the transportation committees of the house of representatives and senate, and the office of financial management, by December 31, 2007, on the implementation status of recommended capital budgeting and reporting options. Options must include: Reporting against legislatively-established project identification numbers and may include recommendations for reporting against other appropriate project groupings; measures for reporting progress, timeliness, and cost which create an incentive for the department to manage effectively and report its progress in a transparent manner; and criteria and process for transfers of funds among projects.


        Sec. 217. 2007 c 518 s 218 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,151,000))

$1,142,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,451,000))

$1,442,000


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

        (1) $300,000 of the multimodal account--state appropriation is provided solely for the department to hire a consultant to develop a plan for codevelopment and public-private partnership opportunities at public ferry terminals.

        (2) The department shall conduct an analysis and, if determined to be feasible, initiate requests for proposals involving the distribution of alternative fuels along state department of transportation rights-of-way.


        Sec. 218. 2007 c 518 s 219 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($321,888,000))

$331,565,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,000,000))

$5,000,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,797,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($329,685,000))

$342,362,000


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

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

        (2) The department shall request an unanticipated receipt for any federal moneys received for emergency snow and ice removal and shall place an equal amount of the motor vehicle account--state into unallotted status. This exchange shall not affect the amount of funding available for snow and ice removal.

        (3) The department shall request an unanticipated receipt for any private or local funds received for reimbursements of third party damages that are in excess of the motor vehicle account--private/local appropriation.

        (4) (($1,500,000)) $5,000,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation is provided for unanticipated federal funds that may be received during the 2007-09 biennium. Upon receipt of the funds, the department shall provide a report on the use of the funds to the transportation committees of the legislature and the office of financial management.

        (5) Funding is provided for maintenance on the state system to deliver service level targets as listed in LEAP Transportation Document 2007-C, as developed April 20, 2007. In delivering the program and aiming for these targets, the department should concentrate on the following areas:

        (a) Eliminating the number of activities delivered in the "f" level of service at the region level; and

        (b) Evaluating, analyzing, and potentially redistributing resources within and among regions to provide greater consistency in delivering the program statewide and in achieving overall level of service targets.

        (6) The department may work with the department of corrections to utilize corrections crews for the purposes of litter pickup on state highways.

        (7) $650,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for increased asphalt costs.

        (8) The department shall prepare a comprehensive listing of maintenance backlogs and related costs and report to the office of financial management and the transportation committees of the legislature by December 31, 2008.

        (9) $79,266,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is for snow and ice related expenses, within which is a one-time increase of $3,250,000 provided solely for extraordinary snow and ice removal expenses incurred during the winter of 2007-08.


        Sec. 219. 2007 c 518 s 220 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--TRAFFIC OPERATIONS--PROGRAM Q--OPERATING

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($52,040,000))

$51,478,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,050,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$127,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($54,217,000))

$53,655,000


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

        (1) $654,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the department to time state-owned and operated traffic signals. This funding may also be used to program incident, emergency, or special event signal timing plans.

        (2) $346,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the department to implement a pilot tow truck incentive program. The department may provide incentive payments to towing companies that meet clearance goals on accidents that involve heavy trucks.

        (3) $6,800,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for low-cost enhancements. The department shall give priority to low-cost enhancement projects that improve safety or provide congestion relief. The department shall prioritize low-cost enhancement projects on a statewide rather than regional basis. By January 1, 2008, and January 1, 2009, the department shall provide a report to the legislature listing all low-cost enhancement projects prioritized on a statewide rather than regional basis completed in the prior year.

        (4) The department, in consultation with the Washington state patrol, may conduct a pilot program for the patrol to issue infractions based on information from automated traffic safety cameras in roadway construction zones on state highways when workers are present.

        (a) In order to ensure adequate time in the 2007-09 biennium to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot program, any projects authorized by the department must be authorized by December 31, 2007.

        (b) The department shall use the following guidelines to administer the program:

        (i) Automated traffic safety cameras may only take pictures of the vehicle and vehicle license plate and only while an infraction is occurring. The picture must not reveal the face of the driver or of passengers in the vehicle;

        (ii) The department shall plainly mark the locations where the automated traffic safety cameras are used by placing signs on locations that clearly indicate to a driver that he or she is entering a roadway construction zone where traffic laws are enforced by an automated traffic safety camera;

        (iii) Notices of infractions must be mailed to the registered owner of a vehicle within fourteen days of the infraction occurring;

        (iv) The owner of the vehicle is not responsible for the violation if the owner of the vehicle, within fourteen days of receiving notification of the violation, mails to the patrol, a declaration under penalty of perjury, stating that the vehicle involved was, at the time, stolen or in the care, custody, or control of some person other than the registered owner, or any other extenuating circumstances;

        (v) For purposes of the 2007-09 biennium pilot project, infractions detected through the use of automated traffic safety cameras are not part of the registered owner's driving record under RCW 46.52.101 and 46.52.120. Additionally, infractions generated by the use of automated traffic safety cameras must be processed in the same manner as parking infractions for the purposes of RCW 3.46.120, 3.50.100, 35.20.220, 46.16.216, and 46.20.270(3). However, the amount of the fine issued for an infraction generated through the use of an automated traffic safety camera is one hundred thirty-seven dollars. The court shall remit thirty-two dollars of the fine to the state treasurer for deposit into the state patrol highway account;

        (vi) If a notice of infraction is sent to the registered owner and the registered owner is a rental car business, the infraction will be dismissed against the business if it mails to the patrol, within fourteen days of receiving the notice, a declaration under penalty of perjury of the name and known mailing address of the individual driving or renting the vehicle when the infraction occurred. If the business is unable to determine who was driving or renting the vehicle at the time the infraction occurred, the business must sign a declaration under penalty of perjury to this effect. The declaration must be mailed to the patrol within fourteen days of receiving the notice of traffic infraction. Timely mailing of this declaration to the issuing agency relieves a rental car business of any liability under this section for the notice of infraction. A declaration form suitable for this purpose must be included with each automated traffic infraction notice issued, along with instructions for its completion and use; and

        (vii) By June 30, 2009, the department shall provide a report to the legislature regarding the use, public acceptance, outcomes, and other relevant issues regarding the pilot project.

        (5) The traffic signal operations along 164th Street SE at the intersections of Mill Creek Boulevard and SR 527 should be optimized to minimize vehicle delay on both corridors based on traffic volumes and not only on functional classification or designation.


        Sec. 220. 2007 c 518 s 221 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($28,215,000))

$27,392,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,000

Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,321,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,223,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($30,789,000))

$29,966,000


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

        (1) The department shall work with staffs from the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee, the transportation committees of the legislature, and the office of financial management on developing a new capital budgeting system to meet identified information needs.

        (2) $250,000 of the multimodal account--state appropriation is provided solely for implementing a wounded combat veteran's internship program, administered by the department. The department shall seek federal funding to support the continuation of this program.


        Sec. 221. 2007 c 518 s 222 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, DATA, AND RESEARCH--PROGRAM T

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($30,698,000))

$27,700,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,163,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,029,000))

$1,941,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,809,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($53,799,000))

$51,713,000


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

        (1) (($3,900,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the costs of the regional transportation investment district (RTID) and department of transportation project oversight. The department shall provide support from its urban corridors region to assist in preparing project costs, expenditure plans, and modeling. The department shall not deduct a management reserve, nor charge management or overhead fees. These funds, including those expended since 2003, are provided as a loan to the RTID and shall be repaid to the state within one year following formation of the RTID. $2,391,000 of the amount provided under this subsection shall lapse, effective January 1, 2008, if voters fail to approve formation of the RTID at the 2007 general election, as determined by the certification of the election results.)) $1,559,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for costs incurred for the 2007 regional transportation investment district election.

        (2) (($300,000)) $1,080,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for a transportation demand management program, developed by the Whatcom council of governments, to further reduce drive-alone trips and maximize the use of sustainable transportation choices. The community-based program must focus on all trips, not only commute trips, by providing education, assistance, and incentives to four target audiences: (a) Large work sites; (b) employees of businesses in downtown areas; (c) school children; and (d) residents of Bellingham.

        (3) $320,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation and $128,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation are provided solely for development of a freight database to help guide freight investment decisions and track project effectiveness. The database will be based on truck movement tracked through geographic information system technology. TransNow will contribute an additional $192,000 in federal funds which are not appropriated in the transportation budget. The department shall work with the freight mobility strategic investment board to implement this project.

        (4) By December 1, 2008, the department shall require confirmation from jurisdictions that plan under the growth management act, chapter 36.70A RCW, and that receive state transportation funding under this act, that the jurisdictions have adopted standards for access permitting on state highways that meet or exceed department standards in accordance with RCW 47.50.030. The objective of this subsection is to encourage local governments, through the receipt of state transportation funding, to adhere to best practices in access control applicable to development activity significantly impacting state transportation facilities. By January 1, 2009, the department shall submit a report to the appropriate committees of the legislature detailing the progress of the local jurisdictions in adopting the highway access permitting standards.

        (5) $150,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation is provided solely for the costs to develop an electronic map-based computer application that will enable law enforcement officers and others to more easily locate collisions and other incidents in the field.

        (6) The department shall add a position within the freight systems division to provide expertise regarding the trucking aspects of the state's freight system.

        (7) The department shall evaluate the feasibility of developing a freight corridor bypass from Everett to Gold Bar on US 2, including a connection to SR 522. US 2 is an important freight corridor, and is an alternative route for I-90. Congestion, safety issues, and flooding concerns have all contributed to the need for major improvements to the corridor. The evaluation shall consider the use of toll lanes for the project. The department must report to the transportation committees of the legislature by December 1, 2007, on its analysis and recommendations regarding the benefit of a freight corridor and the potential use of freight toll lanes to improve safety and congestion in the corridor.

        (8) The department shall work with the department of ecology, the county road administration board, and the transportation improvement board to develop model procedures and municipal and state rules in regard to maximizing the use of recycled asphalt on road construction and preservation projects. The department shall report to the joint transportation committee by December 1, 2008, with recommendations on increasing the use of recycled asphalt at the state and local level.

        (9) $140,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for a full-time employee to develop vehicle miles traveled and other greenhouse gas emissions benchmarks.

        (10) $80,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely to study the feasibility of a new interchange on interstate 5 between the city of Rochester and harrison avenue.


        Sec. 222. 2007 c 518 s 223 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($66,342,000))

$66,428,000

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

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $259,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($67,001,000))

$67,087,000


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

        (1) $36,665,000 of the motor vehicle fund--state appropriation is provided solely for the liabilities attributable to the department of transportation. The office of financial management must provide a detailed accounting of the revenues and expenditures of the self-insurance fund to the transportation committees of the legislature on December 31st and June 30th of each year.

        (2) Payments in this section represent charges from other state agencies to the department of transportation.

        (a) FOR PAYMENT OF OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION OF RISK MANAGEMENT FEES. . . . .$1,520,000

        (b) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF THE OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,150,000))

$1,153,000

        (c) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION FACILITIES

AND SERVICES AND CONSOLIDATED MAIL SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($4,157,000))

$4,859,000

        (d) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,033,000))

$7,593,000

        (e) FOR PAYMENT OF SELF-INSURANCE LIABILITY PREMIUMS AND ADMINISTRATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36,665,000

        (f) FOR PAYMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

CAPITAL PROJECTS SURCHARGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,838,000

        (g) FOR ARCHIVES AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($647,000))

$677,000

        (h) FOR OFFICE OF MINORITIES AND WOMEN BUSINESS ENTERPRISES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,070,000))

$1,042,000

        (i) FOR USE OF FINANCIAL SYSTEMS PROVIDED BY THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. . . . . . . . .(($930,000))

$966,000

        (j) FOR POLICY ASSISTANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,138,000))

$945,000

        (k) FOR LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($8,859,000))

$9,045,000

        (l) FOR LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE

FOR THE SECOND PHASE OF THE BOLDT LITIGATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $158,000

        (m) FOR DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL ONLINE RECRUITING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$326,000


        Sec. 223. 2007 c 518 s 224 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION--PROGRAM V

Regional Mobility Grant Program Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,000,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($85,202,000))

$85,606,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,582,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($291,000))

$659,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($128,075,000))

$128,847,000


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

        (1) $25,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for a grant program for special needs transportation provided by transit agencies and nonprofit providers of transportation.

        (a) $5,500,000 of the amount provided in this subsection is provided solely for grants to nonprofit providers of special needs transportation. Grants for nonprofit providers shall be based on need, including the availability of other providers of service in the area, efforts to coordinate trips among providers and riders, and the cost effectiveness of trips provided.

        (b) $19,500,000 of the amount provided in this subsection is provided solely for grants to transit agencies to transport persons with special transportation needs. To receive a grant, the transit agency must have a maintenance of effort for special needs transportation that is no less than the previous year's maintenance of effort for special needs transportation. Grants for transit agencies shall be prorated based on the amount expended for demand response service and route deviated service in calendar year 2005 as reported in the "Summary of Public Transportation - 2005" published by the department of transportation. No transit agency may receive more than thirty percent of these distributions.

        (2) Funds are provided for the rural mobility grant program as follows:

        (a) $8,500,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for grants for those transit systems serving small cities and rural areas as identified in the Summary of Public Transportation - 2005 published by the department of transportation. Noncompetitive grants must be distributed to the transit systems serving small cities and rural areas in a manner similar to past disparity equalization programs.

        (b) $8,500,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely to providers of rural mobility service in areas not served or underserved by transit agencies through a competitive grant process.

        (3) $8,600,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for a vanpool grant program for: (a) Public transit agencies to add vanpools; and (b) incentives for employers to increase employee vanpool use. The grant program for public transit agencies will cover capital costs only; no operating costs for public transit agencies are eligible for funding under this grant program. No additional employees may be hired from the funds provided in this section for the vanpool grant program, and supplanting of transit funds currently funding vanpools is not allowed. Additional criteria for selecting grants must include leveraging funds other than state funds.

        (4) $40,000,000 of the regional mobility grant program account--state appropriation is provided solely for the regional mobility grant projects identified on the LEAP Transportation Document 2007-B as developed April 20, 2007. The department shall review all projects receiving grant awards under this program at least semiannually to determine whether the projects are making satisfactory progress. Any project that has been awarded funds, but does not report activity on the project within one year of the grant award, shall be reviewed by the department to determine whether the grant should be terminated. The department shall promptly close out grants when projects have been completed, and any remaining funds available to the office of transit mobility shall be used only to fund projects on the LEAP Transportation Document 2007-B as developed April 20, 2007. The department shall provide annual status reports on December 15, 2007, and December 15, 2008, to the office of financial management and the transportation committees of the legislature regarding the projects receiving the grants.

        (5) $17,168,087 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is reappropriated and provided solely for the regional mobility grant projects identified on the LEAP Transportation Document 2006-D, regional mobility grant program projects as developed March 8, 2006. The department shall continue to review all projects receiving grant awards under this program at least semiannually to determine whether the projects are making satisfactory progress. The department shall promptly close out grants when projects have been completed, and any remaining funds available to the office of transit mobility shall be used only to fund projects on the LEAP Transportation Document 2007-B as developed April 20, 2007, or the LEAP Transportation Document 2006-D as developed March 8, 2006.

        (6) $200,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for the department to study and then develop pilot programs aimed at addressing commute trip reduction strategies for K-12 students and for college and university students. The department shall submit to the legislature by January 1, 2009, a summary of the program results and recommendations for future student commute trip reduction strategies. The pilot programs are described as follows:

        (a) The department shall consider approaches, including mobility education, to reducing and removing traffic congestion in front of schools by changing travel behavior for elementary, middle, and high school students and their parents; and

        (b) The department shall design a program that includes student employment options as part of the pilot program applicable to college and university students.

        (7) $2,400,000 of the multimodal account--state appropriation is provided solely for establishing growth and transportation efficiency centers (GTEC). Funds are appropriated for one time only. The department shall provide in its annual report to the legislature an evaluation of the GTEC concept and recommendations on future funding levels.

        (8) $381,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1694 (reauthorizing the agency council on coordinated transportation). If Substitute House Bill No. 1694 is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (9) (($136,000)) $504,000 of the multimodal transportation account--private/local appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5084 (updating rail transit safety plans). If Senate Bill No. 5084 is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (10) $60,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for low-income car ownership programs. The department shall collaborate with interested regional transportation planning organizations and metropolitan planning organizations to determine the effectiveness of the programs at providing transportation solutions for low-income persons who depend upon cars to travel to their places of employment.

        (11) $1,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for additional funding for the trip reduction performance program, including telework enhancement projects. Funds are appropriated for one time only.

        (12) (($2,000,000)) $2,309,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for the tri-county connection service for Island, Skagit, and Whatcom transit agencies.

        (13) $150,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely as a grant for a telework pilot project to be developed, administered, and monitored by the Kitsap regional coordinating council. Funds are appropriated for one time only. The primary purposes of the pilot project are to educate employers about telecommuting, develop telework policies and resources for employers, and reduce traffic congestion by encouraging teleworking in the workplace. As part of the pilot project, the council shall recruit public and private sector employer participants throughout the county, identify telework sites, develop an employer's toolkit consisting of teleworking resources, and create a telecommuting template that may be applied in other communities. The council shall submit to the legislature by July 1, 2009, a summary of the program results and any recommendations for future telework strategies.


        Sec. 224. 2007 c 518 s 225 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($412,189,000))

$425,009,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,830,000))

$1,914,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($414,019,000))

$426,923,000


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

        (1) (($79,191,000)) $90,299,000 of the Puget Sound ferry operations--state appropriation is provided solely for auto ferry vessel operating fuel in the 2007-2009 biennium.

        (2) The Washington state ferries must work with the department's information technology division to implement an electronic fare system, including the integration of the regional fare coordination system (smart card). Each December and June, semiannual updates must be provided to the transportation committees of the legislature concerning the status of implementing and completing this project, with updates concluding the first December after full project implementation.

        (3) The Washington state ferries shall continue to provide service to Sidney, British Columbia.

        (4) (($1,830,000)) $1,914,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely to provide passenger-only ferry service. The ferry system shall continue passenger-only ferry service from Vashon Island to Seattle through June 30, 2008. Ferry system management shall continue to implement its agreement with the inlandboatmen's union of the pacific and the international organization of masters, mates and pilots providing for part-time passenger-only work schedules.

        (5) $932,000 of the Puget Sound ferries operations account--state appropriation is provided solely for compliance with department of ecology rules regarding the transfer of oil on or near state waters. Funding for compliance with on-board fueling rules is provided for the 2008 fiscal year. The department may request funding for the 2009 fiscal year if the request is submitted with an alternative compliance plan filed with the department of ecology, as allowed by rule.

        (6) $1,116,000 of the Puget Sound ferry operations account--state appropriation is provided solely for ferry security operations necessary to comply with the ferry security plan submitted by the Washington state ferry system to the United States coast guard. The department shall track security costs and expenditures. Ferry security operations costs shall not be included as part of the operational costs that are used to calculate farebox recovery.

        (7) $378,000 of the Puget Sound ferry operations account--state appropriation is provided solely to meet the United States coast guard requirements for appropriate rest hours between shifts for vessel crews on the Bainbridge to Seattle and Edmonds to Kingston ferry routes.

        (8) $694,000 of the Puget Sound ferries operating account--state appropriation is provided solely for implementing Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2358 as follows:

        (a) The department shall allow the joint transportation committee work group established in section 205(1) of this act to participate in the following elements as they are described in Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2358:

        (i) Development and implementation of a survey of ferry customers;

        (ii) Analysis and reestablishment of vehicle level of service standards. In reestablishing the standards, consideration shall be given to whether boat wait is the appropriate measure. The level of service standard shall be reestablished in conjunction with or after the survey has been implemented;

        (iii) Development of pricing policy proposals. In developing these policies, the policies, in effect on some routes, of collecting fares in only one direction shall be evaluated to determine whether one-way fare pricing best serves the ferry system. The pricing policy proposals must be developed in conjunction with or after the survey has been implemented;

        (iv) Development of operational strategies. The operational strategies shall be reestablished in conjunction with the survey or after the survey has been implemented;

        (v) Development of terminal design standards. The terminal design standards shall be finalized after the provisions of subsections (a)(i) through (iv) and subsection (b) of this section have been developed and reviewed by the joint transportation committee; and

        (vi) Development of a capital plan. The capital plan shall be finalized after terminal design standards have been developed by the department and reviewed by the joint transportation committee.

        (b) The department shall develop a ridership demand forecast that shall be used in the development of a long-range capital plan. If more than one forecast is developed they must be reconciled.

        (c) The department shall update the life cycle cost model to meet the requirements of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2358 no later than August 1, 2007.

        (d) The department shall develop a cost allocation methodology proposal to meet the requirements described in Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2358. The proposal shall be completed and presented to the joint transportation committee no later than August 1, 2007.

        (9) $200,000 of the Puget Sound ferry operations account--state appropriation is provided solely for the initial acquisition of transportation worker identification credentials required by the United States department of homeland security for unescorted access to secure areas of ferries and terminals.

        (10) The legislature finds that a rigorous incident investigation process is an essential component of marine safety. The department is directed to review its accident and incident investigation procedures and report the results of its review with any proposals for changes to the legislature by November 1, 2008.


        Sec. 225. 2007 c 518 s 226 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--RAIL--PROGRAM Y--OPERATING

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($37,034,000))

$37,012,000


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

        (1) The department shall publish a final long-range plan for Amtrak Cascades by September 30, 2007. By December 31, 2008, the department shall submit to the office of financial management and the transportation committees of the legislature a midrange plan for Amtrak Cascades that identifies specific steps the department would propose to achieve additional service beyond current levels.

        (2)(a) $29,091,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for the Amtrak service contract and Talgo maintenance contract associated with providing and maintaining the state-supported passenger rail service. Upon completion of the rail platform project in the city of Stanwood, the department shall provide daily Amtrak Cascades service to the city.

        (b) The department shall negotiate with Amtrak and Burlington Northern Santa Fe to adjust the Amtrak Cascades schedule to leave Bellingham at a significantly earlier hour.

        (c) When Amtrak Cascades expands the second roundtrip between Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle, the department shall negotiate for the second roundtrip to leave Bellingham southbound no later than 8:30 a.m.

        (3) No Amtrak Cascade runs may be eliminated.

        (4) $40,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for the produce railcar program. The department is encouraged to implement the produce railcar program by maximizing private investment.

        (5) The department shall begin planning for a third roundtrip Cascades train between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. by 2010.


        Sec. 226. 2007 c 518 s 227 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($8,630,000))

$8,989,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,567,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($11,197,000))

$11,556,000

        The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The department of transportation shall provide up to $3,450,000 in toll credits to Kitsap transit for passenger-only ferry service. The number of toll credits provided to Kitsap transit must be equal to, but no more than, a number sufficient to meet federal match requirements for grant funding for passenger-only ferry service, but shall not exceed the amount authorized under this section. The department may not allocate, grant, or utilize any state or state appropriated or managed federal funds as match to the federal grant funding on projects to which these toll credits are applied.


TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES--CAPITAL


        Sec. 301. 2007 c 518 s 301 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL

State Patrol Highway Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($2,934,000))

$4,234,000


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

        (1) $2,200,000 is provided solely for the following minor works projects: $195,000 for HVAC renovation at the Chehalis, Kelso, Okanogan, and Ellensburg detachments; $50,000 for roof replacements at the Toppenish, SeaTac NB, SeaTac SB, and Plymouth weigh stations; $35,000 for replacement of the Shelton academy roof drain and downspout; $100,000 for parking lot repairs at Okanogan, Goldendale, Ritzville, and Moses Lake detachment offices and the Wenatchee 6 headquarters; $290,000 for replacement of the weigh station scales at Brady and Artic; $152,000 for carpet replacement at the Ritzville, Moses Lake, Morton, Kelso, Chehalis, Walla Walla, Kennewick, South King, and Hoquiam detachment offices; $185,000 for HVAC replacement at Tacoma and Marysville detachment offices; $330,000 for repair and upgrade of the Bellevue tower; $473,000 for replacement of twenty-one communication site underground fuel tanks; $240,000 for replacement of communication site buildings at Lind, Scoggans Mountain, and Lewiston Ridge; and $150,000 for unforeseen emergency repairs.

        (2) $687,000 is provided solely for design and construction of regional waste water treatment systems for the Shelton academy of the Washington state patrol.

        (3) $47,000 is provided solely for predesign of a single, consolidated aviation facility at the Olympia airport to house the fixed wing operations of the Washington state patrol, the department of natural resources (DNR), and the department of fish and wildlife, and the rotary operations of the DNR.

        (4) $1,300,000 of the state patrol highway account--state appropriation is provided solely for the acquisition of land adjacent to the Shelton training academy for anticipated expansion; however, the amount provided in this subsection is contingent on the Washington state patrol adding a surcharge to the rates charged to any other agency or entity that uses the academy in an amount sufficient to defray a share of the expansion costs that is proportionate to the relative volume of use of the academy by such agencies or entities. The surcharge imposed must be sufficient to recover the requisite portion of the academy expansion costs within ten years of the effective date of this subsection.


        Sec. 302. 2007 c 518 s 302 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COUNTY ROAD ADMINISTRATION BOARD

Rural Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$64,000,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,368,000))

$2,370,000

County Arterial Preservation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($32,861,000))

$32,641,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($99,229,000))

$99,011,000


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

        (1) (($2,069,000)) $2,370,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation may be used for county ((ferries. The board shall review the requests for county ferry funding in consideration with other projects funded from the board. If the board determines these projects are a priority over the projects in the rural arterial and county arterial preservation grant programs, then they may provide funding for these requests)) ferry projects as set forth in RCW 47.56.725(4).

        (2) The appropriations contained in this section include funding to counties to assist them in efforts to recover from winter storm and flood damage, by providing capitalization advances and local match for federal emergency funding as determined by the county road administration board. The county road administration board shall specifically identify any such selected projects and shall include information concerning them in its next annual report to the legislature.


        Sec. 303. 2007 c 518 s 303 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARD

Small City Pavement and Sidewalk Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($4,500,000))

$5,900,000

Urban Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($129,600,000))

$128,200,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($90,643,000))

$87,143,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($224,743,000))

$221,243,000


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

        (1) The transportation improvement account--state appropriation includes up to $7,143,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.26.500.

        (2) The urban arterial trust account--state appropriation includes up to $15,000,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in Substitute House Bill No. 2394. If Substitute House Bill No. 2394 is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 304. A new section is added to 2007 c 518 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. The nickel and transportation partnership revenue packages were created in 2003 and 2005 to finance transportation construction over a sixteen year period. Since the adoption of the 2003 and 2005 transportation project lists, significant cost increases have resulted from extraordinary inflation. At the same time, motor vehicle fuel prices have risen dramatically, and state and federal gas tax revenues dedicated to paying for these programs are forecasted to decrease over the sixteen year time period. Additional cost increases and eroding revenues will be difficult, if not impossible, to accommodate in the sixteen year financial plan.

        As part of its budget submittal for the 2009-2011 biennium, the department of transportation shall prepare information regarding the nickel and transportation partnership funded projects for consideration by the office of financial management and the legislative transportation committees that:

        (1) Compares the original project cost estimates approved in the 2003 and 2005 project list to the completed cost of the project, or the most recent legislatively approved budget and total project costs for projects not yet completed;

        (2) Identifies highway projects that may be reduced in scope and still achieve a functional benefit;

        (3) Identifies highway projects that have experienced scope increases and that can be reduced in scope;

        (4) Identifies highway projects that have lost significant local or regional contributions which were essential to completing the project; and

        (5) Identifies contingency amounts allocated to projects.


        Sec. 305. 2007 c 518 s 304 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($6,202,000))

$7,157,000


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

        (1) $584,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is for statewide administration.

        (2) (($750,000)) $803,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is for regional minor projects.

        (3) $568,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is for the Olympic region headquarters property payments.

        (4) By September 1, 2007, the department shall submit to the transportation committees of the legislature predesign plans, developed using the office of financial management's predesign process, for all facility replacement projects to be proposed in the facilities 2008 budget proposal.

        (5) $1,600,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is for site acquisition for the Tri-cities area maintenance facility.

        (6) $2,700,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is for site acquisition for the Vancouver light industrial facility.

        (7) The department shall work with the office of financial management and staff of the transportation committees of the legislature to develop a statewide inventory of all department-owned surplus property that is suitable for development for department facilities or that should be sold. By December 1, 2008, the department shall report to the joint transportation committee on the findings of this study.

        (8) $902,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is for reimbursing the miscellaneous transportation programs account for expenditures for the Olympic region headquarters complex that were incurred in the 2005-07 biennium.


        Sec. 306. 2007 c 518 s 305 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Transportation Partnership Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,226,516,000))

$1,123,428,004

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($82,045,000))

$86,845,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($404,090,000))

$458,332,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($49,157,000))

$64,487,000

Special Category C Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($29,968,000))

$29,125,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$86,100,000

Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($142,484,000))

$32,277,000

Transportation 2003 Account (Nickel Account)--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,100,746,000))

$1,147,530,000

((Freight Congestion Relief Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,000,000))

Freight Mobility Multimodal Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$208,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,075,006,000))

$3,028,332,004


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

        (1) Except as provided otherwise in this section, the entire transportation 2003 account (nickel account) appropriation and the entire transportation partnership account appropriation are provided solely for the projects and activities as listed by fund, project, and amount in LEAP Transportation Document ((2007-1)) 2008-1, Highway Improvement Program (I) as developed ((April 20, 2007)) February 25, 2008, except that funding for project SR 510/Yelm Loop - New alignment (351025A) shall be provided as follows: $17,697,433 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation and $1,293,274 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation for the 2007-09 biennium, and an additional $4,346,150 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation shall also be provided for the 2009-11 biennium. However, limited transfers of specific line-item project appropriations may occur between projects for those amounts listed subject to the conditions and limitations in section 603 of this act.

        (2) The department shall not commence construction on any part of the state route number 520 bridge replacement and HOV project until a record of decision has been reached providing reasonable assurance that project impacts will be avoided, minimized, or mitigated as much as practicable to protect against further adverse impacts on neighborhood environmental quality as a result of repairs and improvements made to the state route 520 bridge and its connecting roadways, and that any such impacts will be addressed through engineering design choices, mitigation measures, or a combination of both. The requirements of this section shall not apply to off-site pontoon construction supporting the state route number 520 bridge replacement and HOV project.

        (3) Within the amounts provided in this section, (($1,991,000)) $1,895,000 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation, (($1,656,000)) $2,147,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation, and (($8,343,000)) $10,331,000 of the transportation 2003 account (nickel account)--state appropriation are for project 109040T as identified in the LEAP transportation document referenced in subsection (1) of this section: I-90/Two Way Transit-Transit and HOV Improvements - Stage 1. Expenditure of the funds on construction is contingent upon revising the access plan for Mercer Island traffic such that Mercer Island traffic will have access to the outer roadway high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes during the period of operation of such lanes following the removal of Mercer Island traffic from the center roadway and prior to conversion of the outer roadway HOV lanes to high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes. Sound transit may only have access to the center lanes when alternative R8A is complete.

        (4) The Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account--state appropriation includes up to (($131,016,000)) $18,000,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.843.

        (5) The funding described in this section includes (($8,095,541)) $36,693,000 of the transportation 2003 account (nickel account)--state appropriation and (($237,241 of the motor vehicle account--private/local)) $208,000 of the freight mobility multimodal account--state appropriation, which are for the SR 519 project identified as project number 851902A in the LEAP Transportation Document referenced in subsection (1) of this section. The total project is expected to cost no more than $74,400,000 including (($11,950,000)) $10,402,000 in contributions from project partners.

        (6) To promote and support community-specific noise reduction solutions, the department shall:

        (a) Prepare a draft directive that establishes how each community's priorities and concerns may be identified and addressed in order to allow consideration of a community's preferred methods of advanced visual shielding and aesthetic screening, for the purpose of improving the noise environment of major state roadway projects in locations that do not meet the criteria for standard noise barriers. The intent is for these provisions to be supportable by existing project budgets. The directive shall also include direction on the coordination and selection of visual and aesthetic options with local communities. The draft directive shall be provided to the standing transportation committees of the legislature by January 2008; and

        (b) Pilot the draft directive established in (a) of this subsection in two locations along major state roadways. If practicable, the department should begin work on the pilot projects while the directive is being developed. One pilot project shall be located in Clark county on a significant capacity improvement project. The second pilot project shall be located in urban King county, which shall be on a corridor highway project through mixed land use areas that is nearing or under construction. The department shall provide a written report to the standing transportation committees of the legislature on the findings of the Clark county pilot project by January 2009, and the King county pilot project by January 2010. Based on results of the pilot projects, the department shall update its design manual, environmental procedures, or other appropriate documents to incorporate the directive.

        (((8))) (7) If the "Green Highway" provisions of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1303 (cleaner energy) are enacted, the department shall erect signs on the interstate highways included in those provisions noting that these interstates have been designated "Washington Green Highways."

        (((9))) (8) If on the I-405/I-90 to SE 8th Street Widening project the department finds that there is an alternative investment to preserve reliable rail accessibility to major manufacturing sites within the I-405 corridor that are less expensive than replacing the Wilburton Tunnel, the department may enter into the necessary agreements to implement that alternative provided that costs remain within the approved project budget.

        (((11))) (9) The department shall apply for surface transportation program (STP) enhancement funds to be expended in lieu of or in addition to state funds for eligible costs of projects in Programs I and P, including, but not limited to, the SR 518, SR 519, SR 520, and Alaskan Way Viaduct projects.

        (((12))) (10) $250,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation ((is)) and $213,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation are provided solely for an inland pacific hub study to develop an inland corridor for the movement of freight and goods to and through eastern Washington; and $500,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the SR3/SR16 corridor study to plan and prioritize state and local improvements needed over the next 10-20 years to support safety, capacity development, and economic development within the corridor.

        (((13))) (11) The department shall, on a quarterly basis beginning July 1, 2007, provide to the office of financial management and the legislature reports providing the status on each active project funded in part or whole by the transportation 2003 account (nickel account) or the transportation partnership account. Funding provided at a programmatic level for transportation partnership account and transportation 2003 account (nickel account) projects relating to bridge rail, guard rail, fish passage barrier removal, and roadside safety projects should be reported on a programmatic basis. Projects within this programmatic level funding should be completed on a priority basis and scoped to be completed within the current programmatic budget. Other projects may be reported on a programmatic basis. The department shall work with the office of financial management and the transportation committees of the legislature to agree on report formatting and elements. Elements shall include, but not be limited to, project scope, schedule, and costs. The department shall also provide the information required under this subsection on a quarterly basis via the transportation executive information systems (TEIS).

        (((14))) (12) The department shall apply for the competitive portion of federal transit administration funds for eligible transit-related costs of the SR 520 bridge replacement and HOV project. The federal funds described in this subsection shall not include those federal transit administration funds distributed by formula.

        (((15))) (13) Funding provided by this act for the Alaskan Way Viaduct project shall not be spent for preliminary engineering, design, right-of-way acquisition, or construction on the project if completion of the project would more likely than not reduce the capacity of the facility. Capacity shall be measured by including the consideration of the efficient movement of people and goods on the facility.

        (((16))) (14) The governor shall convene a collaborative process involving key leaders to determine the final project design for the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

        (a) The process shall be guided by the following common principles: Public safety must be maintained; the final project shall meet both capacity and mobility needs; and taxpayer dollars must be spent responsibly.

        (b) The state's project expenditures shall not exceed $2,800,000,000.

        (c) A final design decision shall be made by December 31, 2008.

        (((17))) (15) During the 2007-09 biennium, the department shall proceed with a series of projects on the Alaskan Way Viaduct that are common to any design alternative. Those projects include relocation of two electrical transmission lines, Battery Street tunnel upgrades, seismic upgrades from Lenora to the Battery Street tunnel, viaduct removal from Holgate to King Street, and development of transit enhancements and other improvements to mitigate congestion during construction. However, the department shall not be responsible for funding any cost increases on any early action projects for which it is not the lead agency, and funds shall not be expended by the department on the early action item project six - transit enhancements and other capital improvements until the following conditions have been met:

        (a) The city of Seattle signs an agreement with the department waiving construction permit fees and lost parking meter revenue that will likely occur during construction of the Alaskan Way viaduct replacement projects; and

        (b) The city of Seattle and the department determine the appropriate cost allocation for public utilities removal and replacement on the Alaskan Way viaduct replacement project, and report to the joint transportation committee by September 30, 2008, on a proposed cost sharing allocation.

        (((18) The entire freight congestion relief account--state appropriation is contingent upon the enactment during the 2007-2009 fiscal biennium of a bill, resulting from the study established in Substitute Senate Bill No. 5207, that makes available funding to support project expenditures funded from the freight congestion relief account created in Substitute Senate Bill No. 5207. If such a funding bill is not enacted by June 30, 2009, the entire freight congestion relief account--state appropriation shall lapse.

        (19))) (16) The transportation 2003 account (nickel account)--state appropriation includes up to (($874,610,000)) $817,264,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.861.

        (((20))) (17) The transportation partnership account--state appropriation includes up to (($900,000,000)) $722,170,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.10.873.

        (((21))) (18) The special category C account--state appropriation includes up to (($22,080,000)) $22,517,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in Substitute House Bill No. 2394. If Substitute House Bill No. 2394 is not enacted by June 30, 2007, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

        (((22))) (19) $4,500,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation is provided solely for cost increases on the SR 304/Bremerton tunnel project.

        (((23) $3,000,000)) (20) $2,071,000 of the motor vehicle account--((state)) federal appropriation is provided solely for initial design and right of way work on a new southbound SR 509 to eastbound SR 518 freeway-to-freeway elevated ramp.

        (((24))) (21) $500,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation to the SR 543/I-5 to Canadian border project is provided solely for retaining wall facia improvements.

        (((25) $1,400,000)) (22) $950,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation ((is)) and $24,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation are provided solely for the Westview school noise wall.

        (((26))) (23) $1,600,000 of the motor vehicle account--((federal)) state appropriation is provided solely for two noise walls on SR 161 in King county.

        (((27))) (24) (($900,000)) $20,000 of the motor vehicle account-- state appropriation and (($100,000)) $280,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation are provided solely for interchange design and planning work on US 12 at A street and tank farm road.

        (25) The funding described in this section includes $19,939,000 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation, $29,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation, $308,000 of the motor vehicle account--private/local appropriation, and $17,900,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation for the I-5/Columbia river crossing/Vancouver project. The funding described in this subsection includes up to $15,000,000 awarded to Washington and Oregon jointly through the U.S. department of transportation corridors of the future program in the 2007 federal highway authority discretionary fund allocations.

        (26) The department shall study any outstanding issues, including financial issues that may apply to the I-5/Columbia river crossing/Vancouver project. The department's efforts must include an analysis of current bi-state efforts in planning, coordination, and funding for the project; opportunities for the joining of state and local government agencies and the private sector in a strong partnership that contributes to the completion of the project; and opportunities to work with the congressional delegations of Oregon and Washington to provide federal funding and other assistance that will advance this project of national and regional significance.

        (27) $1,500,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation and $4,908,000 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation are provided solely for project 109040Q as identified in the LEAP transportation document in subsection (1) of this section: I-90/Two-Way Transit-Transit and HOV Improvements, Stages 2 and 3. Of these amounts, up to $550,000 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation is to provide funding for an independent technical review, overseen by the joint transportation committee, of light rail impacts on the Interstate 90 - Homer Hadley Floating Bridge. The technical review shall complement sound transit's current and planned engineering design work to expand light rail in the central Puget Sound region. The department shall coordinate its work with sound transit and seek contributions from sound transit for the review.

        (28) $700,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for a westbound passing lane west of Sultan on US Highway 2. Additional project funding of $4,300,000 is assumed in the 2009-2011 biennium, bringing the total project funding to $5,000,000. This high priority safety project will provide a safe passing lane, reducing head-on and crossover collisions as well as improving safety and mobility.

        (29) An additional $500,000 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation is provided solely for SR 302/Elgin Clifton road to SR 16 (330216A).

        (30) An additional $1,000,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the SR 28/ E End of the George Sellar bridge (202802V).

        (31) An additional $1,500,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the SR 28/E End of the George Sellar bridge (202802V) for the purpose of funding a pedestrian tunnel connection. This funding is provided in anticipation of a federal grant specific to this project, which, if received, must be used to reimburse the state funding provided in this subsection.


        Sec. 307. 2007 c 518 s 306 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Transportation Partnership Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($220,164,000))

$181,666,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($71,392,000))

$86,540,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($425,161,000))

$463,338,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($15,285,000))

$18,138,000

Transportation 2003 Account (Nickel Account)--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($5,122,000))

$11,136,000

Puyallup Tribal Settlement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($11,000,000))

$12,500,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($748,124,000))

$773,318,000


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

        (1) Except as provided otherwise in this section, the entire transportation 2003 account (nickel account) appropriation and the entire transportation partnership account appropriation are provided solely for the projects and activities as listed by fund, project, and amount in LEAP Transportation Document ((2007-1)) 2008-1, Highway Preservation Program (P) as developed ((April 20, 2007)) February 25, 2008. However, limited transfers of specific line-item project appropriations may occur between projects for those amounts listed subject to the conditions and limitations in section 603 of this act.

        (2) (($295,000)) $287,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation and (($5,000)) $11,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation are provided solely for the department to determine the most cost efficient way to replace the current Keller ferry. Options reviewed shall not include an expansion of the current capacity of the Keller ferry.

        (3) (($5,513,000)) $5,308,000 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation is provided solely for the purposes of settling all identified and potential claims from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe related to the construction of a graving dock facility on the graving dock property. In the matter of Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe et al v. State et al, Thurston county superior court, cause no. 05-2-01595-8, the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the state of Washington entered into a settlement agreement that settles all claims related to graving dock property and associated construction and releases the state from all claims related to the construction of the graving dock facilities. The expenditure of this appropriation is contingent on the conditions and limitations set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this subsection.

        (a) $2,000,000 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation is provided solely for the benefit of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to be disbursed by the department in accordance with terms and conditions of the settlement agreement.

        (b) (($3,513,000)) $3,308,000 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation is provided solely for the department's remediation work on the graving dock property in accordance with the terms and conditions of the settlement agreement.

        (4) The department shall apply for surface transportation program (STP) enhancement funds to be expended in lieu of or in addition to state funds for eligible costs of projects in Programs I and P, including, but not limited to, the SR 518, SR 519, SR 520, and Alaskan Way Viaduct projects.

        (5) The department shall, on a quarterly basis beginning July 1, 2007, provide to the office of financial management and the legislature reports providing the status on each active project funded in part or whole by the transportation 2003 account (nickel account) or the transportation partnership account. Funding provided at a programmatic level for transportation partnership account projects relating to seismic bridges should be reported on a programmatic basis. Projects within this programmatic level funding should be completed on a priority basis and scoped to be completed within the current programmatic budget. Other projects may be reported on a programmatic basis. The department shall work with the office of financial management and the transportation committees of the legislature to agree on report formatting and elements. Elements shall include, but not be limited to, project scope, schedule, and costs. The department shall also provide the information required under this subsection on a quarterly basis via the transportation executive information systems (TEIS).

        (6) The department of transportation shall continue to implement the lowest life cycle cost planning approach to pavement management throughout the state to encourage the most effective and efficient use of pavement preservation funds. Emphasis should be placed on increasing the number of roads addressed on time and reducing the number of roads past due.

        (7) (($2,604,501)) $13,257,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation and (($3,000,000)) $5,000,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation are for expenditures on damaged state roads due to flooding, mudslides, rock fall, or other unforeseen events.

        (8) (($9,665)) $188,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation, (($12,652,812)) $28,749,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation, and (($138,174,581)) $105,653,000 of the transportation partnership account--state appropriation are provided solely for the Hood Canal bridge project.

        (9) $12,500,000 of the Puyallup tribal settlement account--state appropriation is provided solely for mitigation costs associated with the Murray Morgan/11th Street Bridge demolition. The department may negotiate with the city of Tacoma for the purpose of transferring ownership of the Murray Morgan/11th Street Bridge to the city. If the city agrees to accept ownership of the bridge, the department may use the Puyallup tribal settlement account appropriation and other appropriated funds for bridge rehabilitation, bridge replacement, bridge demolition, and related mitigation. In no event shall the department's participation exceed $27,451,000. No funds may be expended unless the city of Tacoma agrees to take ownership of the bridge in its entirety and provides that the payment of these funds extinguishes any real or implied agreements regarding future bridge expenditures.


        Sec. 308. 2007 c 518 s 307 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--TRAFFIC OPERATIONS--PROGRAM Q--CAPITAL

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($9,212,000))

$9,462,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,951,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $74,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($25,237,000))

$25,487,000


        The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The motor vehicle account--state appropriation includes (($8,833,000)) $8,959,335 provided solely for state matching funds for federally selected competitive grant or congressional earmark projects. These moneys shall be placed into reserve status until such time as federal funds are secured that require a state match.


        Sec. 309. 2007 c 518 s 308 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES CONSTRUCTION--PROGRAM W

Puget Sound Capital Construction Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($139,139,000))

$143,155,000

Puget Sound Capital Construction Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($66,145,000))

$43,979,000

Puget Sound Capital Construction Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,089,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,100,000

Transportation 2003 Account (Nickel Account)--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($76,525,000))

$51,431,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($285,909,000))

$244,754,000


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

        (1) (($6,432,000)) $36,500,000 of the Puget Sound capital construction account--state appropriation is provided solely for ((emergency capital costs)) project 944470A as identified in the LEAP Transportation Document 2008-1, Ferries Construction Program (W) as developed February 25, 2008, for the construction of three marine vessels to replace the steel electric auto ferry vessels. The document includes a total of $84,500,000 for these replacement vessels.

        (2) (($16,567,000)) $22,922,823 of the Puget Sound capital construction account--state appropriation ((and)), $4,100,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation, $5,410,000 of the transportation 2003 account (nickel account)--state appropriation, $4,490,000 of the Puget Sound capital construction account--federal appropriation, and $2,089,000 of the Puget Sound capital construction account--private/local appropriation are provided solely for the terminal projects listed:

        (a) Anacortes ferry terminal - utilities work; right-of-way purchase for a holding area during construction; and completion of design and permitting on the terminal building, pick-up and drop-off sites, ((and)) pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and paving;

        (b) Bainbridge Island ferry terminal - environmental planning and a traffic signalization project in the vicinity of SR 305 Harborview drive;

        (c) Bremerton ferry terminal - overhead loading control system and moving the terminal agent's office;

        (d) Clinton ferry terminal - septic system replacement;

        (e) Edmonds ferry terminal - right-of-way acquisition costs ((and)), federal match requirements, and removal of Unocal Pier;

        (f) Friday Harbor ferry terminal - parking resurfacing;

        (g) Keystone and Port Townsend ferry terminals - route environmental planning;

        (h) Kingston ferry terminal - transfer span retrofit and overhead vehicle holding control system modifications;

        (i) Mukilteo ferry terminal - right-of-way acquisition, archaeological studies, ((and)) environmental planning, and additional vehicle holding;

        (j) Orcas ferry terminal - dolphin replacement;

        (k) Port Townsend ferry terminal - wingwall replacement, interim holding, tie-up slip, and initial reservation system;

        (((k))) (l) Seattle ferry terminal - environmental planning, coordination with local jurisdictions, ((and)) coordination with highway projects, and contractor payment for automated re-entry gates; ((and

        (l))) (m) Southworth ferry terminal - federal grant to conduct preliminary studies and planning for a 2nd operating slip; and

        (n) Vashon Island and Seattle ferry terminals - modify the passenger-only facilities.

        (((4) $76,525,000)) (3) $46,020,666 of the transportation 2003 account (nickel account)--state appropriation and (($50,985,000)) $3,750,000 of the Puget Sound capital construction account--((state)) federal appropriation are provided solely for the procurement of ((four)) up to three 144-vehicle auto-passenger ferry vessels.

        (((5))) (4) $18,716,000 of the Puget Sound capital construction account--state appropriation is provided solely for the Eagle Harbor maintenance facility preservation project. These funds may not be used for relocating any warehouses not currently on the Eagle Harbor site.

        (((6))) (5) The department shall research an asset management system to improve Washington state ferries' management of capital assets and the department's ability to estimate future preservation needs. The department shall report its findings regarding a new asset management system to the governor and the transportation committees of the legislature no later than January 15, 2008.

        (((7))) (6) The department shall sell the M.V. Chinook and M.V. Snohomish passenger-only fast ferries as soon as practicable and deposit the proceeds of the sales into the passenger ferry account created in RCW 47.60.645. Once the department ceases to provide passenger-only ferry service, the department shall sell the M.V. Kalama and M.V. Skagit passenger-only ferries and deposit the proceeds of the sales into the passenger ferry account created in RCW 47.60.645.

        (((8))) (7) The department shall, on a quarterly basis beginning July 1, 2007, provide to the office of financial management and the legislature reports providing the status on each project listed in this section and in the project lists submitted pursuant to this act and on any additional projects for which the department has expended funds during the 2007-09 fiscal biennium. Elements shall include, but not be limited to, project scope, schedule, and costs. The department shall also provide the information required under this subsection via the transportation executive information systems (TEIS).

        (8) The department of transportation is authorized to sell up to $90,000,000 in bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.843 for vessel and terminal acquisition, major and minor improvements, and long lead-time materials acquisition for the Washington state ferries.

        (9) The department shall review the costs and benefits of continued use of the primavera scheduling system in the Washington state ferries marine division and include that review with its 2009-2011 budget submittal.

        (10) The department shall review staffing in its capital engineering divisions to ensure core competency in, and a focus on, terminal and vessel preservation, with staffing sufficient to implement the preservation program in the capital plan. The department shall not fill any current or future vacancies in the capital program until the completion of the capital plan.

        (11) The department shall submit a plan for the disposal or sale of the four steel electric auto-ferry vessels to the joint transportation committee by July 1, 2008.


        Sec. 310. 2007 c 518 s 309 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--RAIL--PROGRAM Y--CAPITAL

Essential Rail Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500,000

((Freight Congestion Relief Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000,000))

Transportation Infrastructure Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($2,500,000))

$1,713,000

Transportation Infrastructure Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$787,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($154,637,000))

$165,492,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($30,450,000))

$33,906,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($7,894,000))

$2,659,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($220,981,000))

$205,057,000


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

        (1)(a) Except as provided otherwise in ((subsection (8) of)) this section, the entire appropriations in this section are provided solely for the projects and activities as listed by fund, project, and amount in LEAP Transportation Document ((2007-1)) 2008-1, Rail Capital Program (Y) as developed ((April 20, 2007)) February 25, 2008. However, limited transfers of specific line-item project appropriations may occur between projects for those amounts listed subject to the conditions and limitations in section 603 of this act.

        (b) Within the amounts provided in this section, (($2,500,000)) $1,500,000 of the transportation infrastructure account--state appropriation ((is)) and $787,000 of the transportation infrastructure account--federal appropriation are for low-interest loans for rail capital projects through the freight rail investment bank program. The department shall issue a call for projects based upon the legislative priorities specified in subsection (7)(a) of this section. Application must be received by the department by ((November 1, 2007)) October 1, 2008. By ((December 1, 2007)) November 1, 2008, the department shall submit a prioritized list of recommended projects to the office of financial management and the transportation committees of the legislature. The department shall award low-interest loans to the port of Moses Lake in the amount of $213,000, and based upon the prioritized list of rail capital projects most recently submitted to the legislature pursuant to this subsection, as follows: Port of Benton County ($250,000); Port of Everett ($250,000); Central Terminals, LLC ($250,000); Tacoma Rail--Maintenance Facility ($250,000); NW Container Service ($250,000); Port of Chehalis ($250,000); Ballard Terminal Railroad ($250,000); Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad ($36,875); Spokane County ($250,000); Tacoma Rail--Locomotive Idling ($250,000).

        (c) Within the amounts provided in this section, (($3,335,000)) $2,561,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is for statewide - emergent freight rail assistance projects. However, the department shall perform a cost/benefit analysis of the projects according to the legislative priorities specified in subsection (7)(a) of this section, and shall give priority to the following projects: Rail - Tacoma rail yard switching upgrades ($500,000); Rail - Port of Ephrata spur rehabilitation ($127,000); Rail - Lewis and Clark rail improvements ($1,100,000); Rail - Port of Grays Harbor rail access improvements ($543,000); and Rail - Port of Longview rail loop construction ($291,000)((; and Rail - Port of Chehalis ($774,000))). If the relative cost of any of the six projects identified in this subsection (1)(c) is not substantially less than the public benefits to be derived from the project, then the department shall not assign the funds to the project, and instead shall use those funds toward those projects identified by the department in the attachments to the "Washington State Department of Transportation FREIGHT RAIL ASSISTANCE FUNDING PROGRAM: 2007-2009 Prioritized Project List and Program Update" dated December 2006 for which the proportion of public benefits to be gained compared to the cost of the project is greatest.

        (d) ((Within the amounts provided in this section, $25,000,000 of the freight congestion relief account--state appropriation is for modifications to the Stampede Pass rail tunnel to facilitate the movement of double stacked rail cars. The department shall quantify and report to the legislature by December 1, 2007, the volume of freight traffic that would likely be shipped by rail rather than trucks if the Stampede Pass rail tunnel were modified to accommodate double stacked rail cars.

        (e))) Within the amounts provided in this section, (($200,000)) $339,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is for rescoping and completion of a programmatic EIS for the Kelso to Martin's Bluff - 3rd Mainline and Storage Tracks project. The rescoped project may include funds that are committed to the project by local or private funding partners. However, the rescoped project must be capable of being completed with not more than $49,470,000 in future state funding, inclusive of inflation costs. Subject to this funding constraint, the rescoped project must maximize capacity improvements along the rail mainline.

        (((f))) (e) Within the amounts provided in this section, $3,600,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is for work items on the Palouse River and Coulee City Railroad lines.

        (2) The multimodal transportation account--state appropriation includes up to (($137,620,000)) $144,500,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.867.

        (3) The department is directed to seek the use of unprogrammed federal rail crossing funds to be expended in lieu of or in addition to state funds for eligible costs of projects in Program Y, including, but not limited to the "Tacoma -- bypass of Pt. Defiance" project.

        (4) If new federal funding for freight or passenger rail is received, the department shall consult with the transportation committees of the legislature and the office of financial management prior to spending the funds on existing or additional projects.

        (5) The department shall sell any ancillary property, acquired when the state purchased the right-of-ways to the PCC rail line system, to a lessee of the ancillary property who is willing to pay fair market value for the property. The department shall deposit the proceeds from the sale of ancillary property into the transportation infrastructure account.

        (6) ((The entire freight congestion relief account--state appropriation is contingent upon the enactment during the 2007-2009 fiscal biennium of a bill, resulting from the study established in Substitute Senate Bill No. 5207, that makes available funding to support project expenditures funded from the freight congestion relief account created in Substitute Senate Bill No. 5207. If such a funding bill is not enacted by June 30, 2009, the entire freight congestion relief account--state appropriation shall lapse.

        (7)))(a) The department shall develop and implement the benefit/impact evaluation methodology recommended in the statewide rail capacity and needs study finalized in December 2006. The benefit/impact evaluation methodology shall be developed using the following priorities, in order of relative importance:

        (i) Economic, safety, or environmental advantages of freight movement by rail compared to alternative modes;

        (ii) Self-sustaining economic development that creates family-wage jobs;

        (iii) Preservation of transportation corridors that would otherwise be lost;

        (iv) Increased access to efficient and cost-effective transport to market for Washington's agricultural and industrial products;

        (v) Better integration and cooperation within the regional, national, and international systems of freight distribution; and

        (vi) Mitigation of impacts of increased rail traffic on communities.

        (b) The department shall convene a work group to collaborate on the development of the benefit/impact analysis method to be used in the evaluation. The work group must include, at a minimum, the freight mobility strategic investment board, the department of agriculture, and representatives from the various users and modes of the state's rail system.

        (c) The department shall use the benefit/impact analysis and priorities in (a) of this subsection when submitting requests for state funding for rail projects. The department shall develop a standardized format for submitting requests for state funding for rail projects that includes an explanation of the analysis undertaken, and the conclusions derived from the analysis.

        (d) The department and the freight mobility strategic investment board shall collaborate to submit a report to the office of financial management and the transportation committees of the legislature by September 1, 2008, listing proposed freight highway and rail projects. The report must describe the analysis used for selecting such projects, as required by this act for the department and as required by chapter 47.06A RCW for the board. When developing its list of proposed freight highway and rail projects, the freight mobility strategic investment board shall use the priorities identified in (a) of this subsection to the greatest extent possible.

        (((8) $5,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is reappropriated and provided solely for the costs of acquisition of the PCC railroad associated with the memorandum of understanding (MOU), which was executed between Washington state and Watco. Total costs associated with the MOU shall not exceed $10,937,000.))

        (7) The department shall apply at the earliest possible date for grants, pursuant to the new competitive intercity rail grant program announced by the federal railroad administration on February 19, 2008, for any projects that may qualify for such federal grants and are currently identified on the project list referenced in subsection (1)(a) of this section.

        (8) Up to $8,500,000 of any state funding designated on the project list referenced in subsection (1)(a) of this section for the "Vancouver-Rail Bypass and W 39th Street Bridge" project may be used to upgrade, to class 2 condition, track owned by Clark county between Vancouver and Battle Ground.


        Sec. 311. 2007 c 518 s 310 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Highway Infrastructure Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $207,000

Highway Infrastructure Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,602,000

Freight Mobility Investment Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($12,500,000))

$12,378,000

((Freight Congestion Relief Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,720,000))

Transportation Partnership Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,906,000))

$3,906,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($9,854,000))

$12,273,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($60,150,000))

$62,222,000

Freight Mobility Multimodal Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($12,100,000))

$12,750,000

Freight Mobility Multimodal Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,755,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,500,000))

$4,180,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($33,158,000))

$32,134,000

Transportation 2003 Account (Nickel Account)--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,706,000))

$2,721,000

Passenger Ferry Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,500,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($193,903,000))

$156,628,000


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

        (1) The department shall, on a quarterly basis, provide status reports to the legislature on the delivery of projects as outlined in the project lists incorporated in this section. For projects funded by new revenue in the 2003 and 2005 transportation packages, reporting elements shall include, but not be limited to, project scope, schedule, and costs. Other projects may be reported on a programmatic basis. The department shall also provide the information required under this subsection on a quarterly basis via the transportation executive information system (TEIS).

        (2) $8,500,000 of the passenger ferry account--state appropriation is provided solely for near and long-term costs of capital improvements in a business plan approved by the governor for passenger ferry service.

        (3) The department shall seek the use of unprogrammed federal rail crossing funds to be expended in lieu of or in addition to state funds for eligible costs of projects in local programs, program Z capital.

        (4) The department shall apply for surface transportation program (STP) enhancement funds to be expended in lieu of or in addition to state funds for eligible costs of projects in local programs, program Z capital.

        (5) Federal funds may be transferred from program Z to programs I and P and state funds shall be transferred from programs I and P to program Z to replace those federal funds in a dollar-for-dollar match. Fund transfers authorized under this subsection shall not affect project prioritization status. Appropriations shall initially be allotted as appropriated in this act. The department may not transfer funds as authorized under this subsection without approval of the office of financial management. The department shall submit a report on those projects receiving fund transfers to the office of financial management and the transportation committees of the legislature by December 1, 2007, and December 1, 2008.

        (6) The city of Winthrop may utilize a design-build process for the Winthrop bike path project. Of the amount appropriated in this section for this project, $500,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is contingent upon the state receiving from the city of Winthrop $500,000 in federal funds awarded to the city of Winthrop by its local planning organization.

        (7) (($7,000,000)) $11,591,224 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation, (($7,000,000)) $8,640,239 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation, and $4,000,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation are provided solely for the pedestrian and bicycle safety program projects and safe routes to schools program projects identified in the LEAP Transportation Document 2007-A, pedestrian and bicycle safety program projects and safe routes to schools program projects as developed April 20, 2007. Projects must be allocated funding based on order of priority. The department shall review all projects receiving grant awards under this program at least semiannually to determine whether the projects are making satisfactory progress. Any project that has been awarded funds, but does not report activity on the project within one year of the grant award, shall be reviewed by the department to determine whether the grant should be terminated. The department shall promptly close out grants when projects have been completed, and identify where unused grant funds remain because actual project costs were lower than estimated in the grant award.

        (8) Up to a maximum of $5,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation and up to a maximum of $2,000,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation are reappropriated for the pedestrian and bicycle safety program projects and safe routes to schools program projects identified in the LEAP transportation document 2006-B, pedestrian and bicycle safety program projects and safe routes to schools program projects as developed March 8, 2006. Projects must be allocated funding based on order of priority. The department shall review all projects receiving grant awards under this program at least semiannually to determine whether the projects are making satisfactory progress. Any project that has been awarded funds, but does not report activity on the project within one year of the grant award, shall be reviewed by the department to determine whether the grant should be terminated. The department shall promptly close out grants when projects have been completed, and identify where unused grant funds remain because actual project costs were lower than estimated in the grant award.

        (9) ((The entire freight congestion relief account--state appropriation is contingent upon the enactment during the 2007-2009 fiscal biennium of a bill, resulting from the study established in Substitute Senate Bill No. 5207, that makes available funding to support project expenditures funded from the freight congestion relief account created in Substitute Senate Bill No. 5207. If such a funding bill is not enacted by June 30, 2009, the entire freight congestion relief account--state appropriation shall lapse.

        (10))) $3,500,000 of the multimodal transportation account--federal appropriation is provided solely for the Museum of Flight pedestrian bridge safety project.

        (((11))) (10) $250,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for the icicle rail station in Leavenworth.

        (((12))) (11) $1,500,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the Union Gap city road project.

        (((13) $350,000)) (12) $250,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the Saltwater state park bridge project and off-site traffic control costs.

        (((14))) (13) $1,000,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation ((is)) and $4,688,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation are provided solely for the coal creek parkway project.

        (((15))) (14) $250,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for a streetcar feasibility study in downtown Spokane.

        (((16))) (15) $500,000 of the motor vehicle account--((state)) federal appropriation is provided solely for ((the)) slide repairs completed during 2007 and 2008 at or in the vicinity of marine view drive bridge ((project)) on Marine View Drive and on Des Moines Memorial Drive in Des Moines.

        (16) $1,100,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for local road improvements that connect to the SR I-82 valley mall boulevard project (508201O). Planned funding of an additional $2,000,000 shall be made available to this project in the 2009-11 biennium.

        (17) $2,400,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for completion of the riverside avenue extension project in the city of Spokane.


TRANSFERS AND DISTRIBUTIONS


        Sec. 401. 2007 c 518 s 401 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Highway Bond Retirement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($570,030,000))

$530,160,000

Ferry Bond Retirement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($38,059,000))

$37,380,000

Transportation Improvement Board Bond Retirement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($27,749,000))

$26,462,000

Nondebt-Limit Reimbursable Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($19,359,000))

$11,194,000

Transportation Partnership Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($6,694,000))

$4,838,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($986,000))

$1,011,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($68,000))

$59,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,032,000))

$1,373,000

Transportation 2003 Account (Nickel Account)--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($6,560,000))

$5,468,000

Urban Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($473,000))

$113,000

Special Category C Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($160,000))

$233,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($671,170,000))

$618,291,000


        Sec. 402. 2007 c 518 s 402 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

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

Transportation Partnership Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,254,000))

$315,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($329,000))

$60,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($5,000))

$3,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($130,000))

$72,000

Transportation 2003 Account (Nickel Account)--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,187,000))

$357,000

Urban Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($38,000))

$7,000

Special Category C Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($53,000))

$13,000

                TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($4,996,000))

$827,000


        Sec. 403. 2007 c 518 s 403 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR MVFT BONDS AND TRANSFERS

        (1) Motor Vehicle Account--State Reappropriation:

For transfer to the Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($131,016,000))

$18,000,000


        ((The department of transportation is authorized to sell up to $131,016,000 in bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.843 for the Tacoma Narrows bridge project. Proceeds from the sale of the bonds shall be deposited into the motor vehicle account. The department of transportation shall inform the treasurer of the amount to be deposited.))


        (2) Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Puget Sound Capital Construction Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($131,500,000))

$83,000,000


        ((The department of transportation is authorized to sell up to $131,500,000 in bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.843 for vessel and terminal acquisition, major and minor improvements, and long lead-time materials acquisition for the Washington state ferries.))


        Sec. 404. 2007 c 518 s 404 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

THE STATE TREASURER--STATE REVENUES FOR DISTRIBUTION

        Motor Vehicle Account Appropriation for motor vehicle fuel tax distributions to cities

and counties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($526,320,000))

$501,783,827


        Sec. 405. 2007 c 518 s 405 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--TRANSFERS

        Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation: For motor vehicle fuel tax

refunds and statutory transfers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($937,181,000))

$918,908,000


        Sec. 406. 2007 c 518 s 406 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--TRANSFERS

        Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation: For ((motor vehicle fuel tax

refunds and transfers)) statutory license, permit, and fee distributions to other accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($346,657,000))

$333,207,000


        Sec. 407. 2007 c 518 s 407 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--ADMINISTRATIVE TRANSFERS

        (1) Recreational Vehicle Account--State Appropriation: For transfer to the Motor Vehicle Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . (($3,005,000))

$4,505,000

        (2) License Plate Technology Account--State Appropriation: For the Multimodal TransportationAccount--State. . . . . . . . . $4,500,000

        (3) Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the High-Occupancy Toll Lanes Operations--State Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000,000

        (4) Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Puget Sound Capital Construction Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($20,000,000))

$28,000,000

        (5) Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation: For transfer to the Puget Sound

Ferry Operations Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($39,000,000))

$66,000,000

        (6) Advanced Right-of-Way Revolving Account--State Appropriation: For transfer to the Motor Vehicle

Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30,000,000

        (7) Waste Tire Removal Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Motor Vehicle Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,600,000

        (8) Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Transportation Partnership Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($25,000,000))

$18,000,000

        (((10))) (9) Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation: For transfer to the Transportation

Infrastructure Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($7,000,000))

$6,000,000

        (((11))) (10) Highway Safety Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Multimodal Transportation Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,500,000

        (11) Urban Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Small City Pavement and Sidewalk Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,400,000

        (12) Multimodal Transportation Account--Federal Appropriation: For transfer to the Transportation

Infrastructure Account--Federal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,000,000

        The transfers identified in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: (((a))) The amount transferred in subsection (3) of this section may be spent only on "highway purposes" as that term is construed in Article II, section 40 of the Washington state Constitution.


COMPENSATION


        Sec. 501. 2007 c 518 s 501 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

COMPENSATION--NONREPRESENTED EMPLOYEES--INSURANCE BENEFITS. The appropriations for state agencies, are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

        (1)(a) The monthly employer funding rate for insurance benefit premiums, public employees' benefits board administration, and the uniform medical plan, shall not exceed $707 per eligible employee for fiscal year 2008. For fiscal year 2009 the monthly employer funding rate shall not exceed (($732)) $575 per eligible employee.

        (b) In order to achieve the level of funding provided for health benefits, the public employees' benefits board shall require any or all of the following: Employee premium copayments, increases in point-of-service cost sharing, the implementation of managed competition, or make other changes to benefits consistent with RCW 41.05.065.

        (c) The health care authority shall deposit any moneys received on behalf of the uniform medical plan as a result of rebates on prescription drugs, audits of hospitals, subrogation payments, or any other moneys recovered as a result of prior uniform medical plan claims payments, into the public employees' and retirees' insurance account to be used for insurance benefits. Such receipts shall not be used for administrative expenditures.

        (2) The health care authority, subject to the approval of the public employees' benefits board, shall provide subsidies for health benefit premiums to eligible retired or disabled public employees and school district employees who are eligible for medicare, pursuant to RCW 41.05.085. From January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008, the subsidy shall be $165.31. Starting January 1, 2009, the subsidy shall be $184.26 per month.


        Sec. 502. 2007 c 518 s 502 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

COMPENSATION--REPRESENTED EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE SUPER COALITION--INSURANCE BENEFITS. The appropriations for state agencies, are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

        (1)(a) The monthly employer funding rate for insurance benefit premiums, public employees' benefits board administration, and the uniform medical plan, for represented employees outside the super coalition under chapter 41.80 RCW, shall not exceed $707 per eligible employee for fiscal year 2008. For fiscal year 2009 the monthly employer funding rate shall not exceed (($732)) $575 per eligible employee.

        (b) In order to achieve the level of funding provided for health benefits, the public employees' benefits board shall require any or all of the following: Employee premium copayments, increases in point-of-service cost sharing, the implementation of managed competition, or make other changes to benefits consistent with RCW 41.05.065.

        (c) The health care authority shall deposit any moneys received on behalf of the uniform medical plan as a result of rebates on prescription drugs, audits of hospitals, subrogation payments, or any other moneys recovered as a result of prior uniform medical plan claims payments, into the public employees' and retirees' insurance account to be used for insurance benefits. Such receipts shall not be used for administrative expenditures.

        (2) The health care authority, subject to the approval of the public employees' benefits board, shall provide subsidies for health benefit premiums to eligible retired or disabled public employees and school district employees who are eligible for medicare, pursuant to RCW 41.05.085. From January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008, the subsidy shall be $165.31. Starting January 1, 2009, the subsidy shall be $184.26 per month.


        Sec. 503. 2007 c 518 s 503 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

COMPENSATION--REPRESENTED EMPLOYEES--SUPER COALITION. Collective bargaining agreements negotiated as part of the super coalition under chapter 41.80 RCW include employer contributions to health insurance premiums at 88% of the cost. Funding rates at this level are currently $707 per month for fiscal year 2008 and (($732)) $575 per month for fiscal year 2009. The agreements also include a one-time payment of $756 for each employee who is eligible for insurance for the month of June, 2007, and is covered by a 2007-2009 collective bargaining agreement pursuant to chapter 41.80 RCW, as well as continuation of the salary increases that were negotiated for the twelve-month period beginning July 1, 2006, and scheduled to terminate June 30, 2007.


MISCELLANEOUS


        Sec. 601. RCW 46.68.110 and 2007 c 148 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

        Funds credited to the incorporated cities and towns of the state as set forth in RCW 46.68.090 shall be subject to deduction and distribution as follows:

        (1) One and one-half percent of such sums distributed under RCW 46.68.090 shall be deducted monthly as such sums are credited and set aside for the use of the department of transportation for the supervision of work and expenditures of such incorporated cities and towns on the city and town streets thereof, including the supervision and administration of federal-aid programs for which the department of transportation has responsibility: PROVIDED, That any moneys so retained and not expended shall be credited in the succeeding biennium to the incorporated cities and towns in proportion to deductions herein made;

        (2) Thirty-three one-hundredths of one percent of such funds distributed under RCW 46.68.090 shall be deducted monthly, as such funds accrue, and set aside for the use of the department of transportation for the purpose of funding the cities' share of the costs of highway jurisdiction studies and other studies. Any funds so retained and not expended shall be credited in the succeeding biennium to the cities in proportion to the deductions made;

        (3) One percent of such funds distributed under RCW 46.68.090 shall be deducted monthly, as such funds accrue, to be deposited in the small city pavement and sidewalk account, to implement the city hardship assistance program, as provided in RCW 47.26.164. However, any moneys so retained and not required to carry out the program under this subsection as of July 1st of each odd-numbered year thereafter, shall be retained in the account and used for maintenance, repair, and resurfacing of city and town streets for cities and towns with a population of less than five thousand.

        (4) Except as provided in RCW 47.26.080, after making the deductions under subsections (1) through (3) of this section and RCW 35.76.050, the balance remaining to the credit of incorporated cities and towns shall be apportioned monthly as such funds accrue among the several cities and towns within the state ratably on the basis of the population last determined by the office of financial management.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 602. A new section is added to 2007 c 518 (uncodified) to read as follows:

        In order to promote the receipt of federal enhancement funds, or other applicable federal or state grant funds, the following portions of highway are designated as part of the scenic and recreational highway system: Beginning at the Anacortes ferry landing, the Washington state ferries Anacortes/San Juan Islands route, which includes stops at Lopez, Shaw, Orcas, and San Juan Islands; and the roads on San Juan and Orcas Islands as described in San Juan Island county council resolution no. 7, adopted February 5, 2008.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 603. If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 604. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect immediately.


        On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "appropriations;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 46.68.110; amending 2007 c 518 ss 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 501, 502, and 503 (uncodified); adding new sections to 2007 c 518 (uncodified); making appropriations and authorizing capital improvements; and declaring an emergency."




SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate amendment to ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2878 and asked the Senate for a conference thereon. The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) appointed Representatives Clibborn, Jarrett and Ericksen as conferees.


MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

March 10, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


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

SENATE BILL NO. 6739,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6743,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6751,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6761,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6804,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6805,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6807,

ENGROSSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6874,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6932,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6933,

SENATE BILL NO. 6941,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


March 10, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


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

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6297,

SENATE BILL NO. 6310,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6328,

SENATE BILL NO. 6381,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6400,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6439,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6442,

SENATE BILL NO. 6447,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6560,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6570,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6580,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6596,

ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6606,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6607,

SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6626,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6711,

SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6732,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


March 10, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The President has signed:

ENGROSSED SENATE BILL NO. 5927,

SENATE BILL NO. 6204,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6306,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6317,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6340,


SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6423,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6602,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6678,

SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 6726,

and the same are herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2624 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 68.50 RCW to read as follows:

        (1) It is the duty of every person who knows of the existence and location of skeletal human remains to notify the coroner and local law enforcement in the most expeditious manner possible, unless such person has good reason to believe that such notice has already been given. Any person knowing of the existence of skeletal human remains and not having good reason to believe that the coroner and local law enforcement has notice thereof and who fails to give notice to the coroner and local law enforcement, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

        (2) Any person engaged in ground disturbing activity and who encounters or discovers skeletal human remains in or on the ground shall:

        (a) Immediately cease any activity which may cause further disturbance;

        (b) Make a reasonable effort to protect the area from further disturbance;

        (c) Report the presence and location of the remains to the coroner and local law enforcement in the most expeditious manner possible; and

        (d) Be held harmless from criminal and civil liability arising under the provisions of this section provided the following criteria are met:

        (i) The finding of the remains was based on inadvertent discovery;

        (ii) The requirements of the subsection are otherwise met; and

        (iii) The person is otherwise in compliance with applicable law.

        (3) The coroner must make a determination of whether the skeletal human remains are forensic or nonforensic within five business days of receiving notification of a finding of such human remains provided that there is sufficient evidence to make such a determination within that time period. The coroner will retain jurisdiction over forensic remains.

        (a) Upon determination that the remains are nonforensic, the coroner must notify the department of archaeology and historic preservation within two business days. The department will have jurisdiction over such remains until provenance of the remains is established. A determination that remains are nonforensic does not create a presumption of removal or nonremoval.

        (b) Upon receiving notice from a coroner of a finding of nonforensic skeletal human remains, the department must notify the appropriate local cemeteries, and all affected tribes via certified mail to the head of the appropriate tribal government, and contact the appropriate tribal cultural resources staff within two business days of the finding. The determination of what are appropriate local cemeteries to be notified is at the discretion of the department. A notification to tribes of a finding of such nonforensic skeletal human remains does not create a presumption that the remains are Indian.

        (c) The state physical anthropologist must make an initial determination of whether nonforensic skeletal human remains are Indian or non-Indian to the extent possible based on the remains within two business days of notification of a finding of nonforensic remains. If the remains are determined to be Indian, the department must notify all affected tribes via certified mail to the head of the appropriate tribal government within two business days and contact the appropriate tribal cultural resources staff.

        (d) The affected tribes have five business days to respond via telephone or writing to the department as to their interest in the remains.

        (4) For the purposes of this section:

        (a) "Affected tribes" are those tribes with usual and accustomed areas in the jurisdiction where the remains were found, or those tribes that submit to the department maps that reflect the tribe's geographical area of cultural affiliation.

        (b) "Forensic remains" are those that come under the jurisdiction of the coroner pursuant to RCW 68.50.010.

        (c) "Inadvertent discovery" has the same meaning as used in RCW 27.44.040.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 27.44 RCW to read as follows:

        (1) Any person who discovers skeletal human remains must notify the coroner and local law enforcement in the most expeditious manner possible. Any person knowing of the existence of human remains and not having good reason to believe that the coroner and local law enforcement has notice thereof and who fails to give notice thereof is guilty of a misdemeanor.

        (2) Any person engaged in ground disturbing activity and who encounters or discovers skeletal human remains in or on the ground shall:

        (a) Immediately cease any activity which may cause further disturbance;

        (b) Make a reasonable effort to protect the area from further disturbance;

        (c) Report the presence and location of the remains to the coroner and local law enforcement in the most expeditious manner possible; and

        (d) Be held harmless from criminal and civil liability arising under the provisions of this section provided the following criteria are met:

        (i) The finding of the remains was based on inadvertent discovery;

        (ii) The requirements of the subsection are otherwise met; and

        (iii) The person is otherwise in compliance with applicable law.

        (3) The coroner must make a determination whether the skeletal human remains are forensic or nonforensic within five business days of receiving notification of a finding of such remains provided that there is sufficient evidence to make such a determination within that time period. The coroner will retain jurisdiction over forensic remains.

        (a) Upon determination that the remains are nonforensic, the coroner must notify the department of archaeology and historic preservation within two business days. The department will have jurisdiction over such remains until provenance of the remains is established. A determination that remains are nonforensic does not create a presumption of removal or nonremoval.

        (b) Upon receiving notice from a coroner of a finding of nonforensic skeletal human remains, the department must notify the appropriate local cemeteries, and all affected tribes via certified mail to the head of the appropriate tribal government, and contact the appropriate tribal cultural resources staff within two business days of the finding. The determination of what are appropriate local cemeteries to be notified is at the discretion of the department. A notification to tribes of a finding of nonforensic skeletal human remains does not create a presumption that the remains are Indian.

        (c) The state physical anthropologist must make an initial determination of whether nonforensic skeletal human remains are Indian or non-Indian to the extent possible based on the remains within two business days of notification of a finding of such nonforensic remains. If the remains are determined to be Indian, the department must notify all affected tribes via certified mail to the head of the appropriate tribal government within two business days and contact the appropriate tribal cultural resources staff.

        (d) The affected tribes have five business days to respond via telephone or writing to the department as to their interest in the remains.

        (4) For the purposes of this section:

        (a) "Affected tribes" are those tribes with usual and accustomed areas in the jurisdiction where the remains were found, or those tribes that submit to the department maps that reflect the tribe's geographical area of cultural affiliation.

        (b) "Forensic remains" are those that come under the jurisdiction of the coroner pursuant to RCW 68.50.010.

        (c) "Inadvertent discovery" has the same meaning as used in RCW 27.44.040.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 68.60 RCW to read as follows:

        (1) Any person who discovers skeletal human remains shall notify the coroner and local law enforcement in the most expeditious manner possible. Any person knowing of the existence of skeletal human remains and not having good reason to believe that the coroner and local law enforcement has notice thereof and who fails to give notice thereof is guilty of a misdemeanor.

        (2) Any person engaged in ground disturbing activity and who encounters or discovers skeletal human remains in or on the ground shall:

        (a) Immediately cease any activity which may cause further disturbance;

        (b) Make a reasonable effort to protect the area from further disturbance;

        (c) Report the presence and location of the remains to the coroner and local law enforcement in the most expeditious manner possible; and

        (d) Be held harmless from criminal and civil liability arising under the provisions of this section provided the following criteria are met:

        (i) The finding of the remains was based on inadvertent discovery;

        (ii) The requirements of the subsection are otherwise met; and

        (iii) The person is otherwise in compliance with applicable law.

        (3) The coroner must make a determination whether the skeletal human remains are forensic or nonforensic within five business days of receiving notification of a finding of such remains provided that there is sufficient evidence to make such a determination within that time period. The coroner will retain jurisdiction over forensic remains.

        (a) Upon determination that the remains are nonforensic, the coroner must notify the department of archaeology and historic preservation within two business days. The department will have jurisdiction over such remains until provenance of the remains is established. A determination that remains are nonforensic does not create a presumption of removal or nonremoval.

        (b) Upon receiving notice from a coroner of a finding of nonforensic skeletal human remains, the department must notify the appropriate local cemeteries, and all affected tribes via certified mail to the head of the appropriate tribal government, and contact the appropriate tribal cultural resources staff within two business days of the finding. The determination of what are appropriate local cemeteries to be notified is at the discretion of the department. A notification to tribes of a finding of such nonforensic skeletal human remains does not create a presumption that the remains are Indian.

        (c) The state physical anthropologist must make an initial determination of whether nonforensic skeletal human remains are Indian or non-Indian to the extent possible based on the remains within two business days of notification of a finding of such nonforensic remains. If the remains are determined to be Indian, the department must notify all affected tribes via certified mail to the head of the appropriate tribal government within two business days and contact the appropriate tribal cultural resources staff.

        (d) The affected tribes have five business days to respond via telephone or writing to the department as to their interest in the remains.

        (4) For the purposes of this section:

        (a) "Affected tribes" are those tribes with usual and accustomed areas in the jurisdiction where the remains were found, or those tribes that submit to the department maps that reflect the tribe's geographical area of cultural affiliation.

        (b) "Forensic remains" are those that come under the jurisdiction of the coroner pursuant to RCW 68.50.010.

        (c) "Inadvertent discovery" has the same meaning as used in RCW 27.44.040.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 43.334 RCW to read as follows:

        (1) The director shall appoint a state physical anthropologist. At a minimum, the state physical anthropologist must have a doctorate in either archaeology or anthropology and have experience in forensic osteology or other relevant aspects of physical anthropology and must have at least one year of experience in laboratory reconstruction and analysis. A medical degree with archaeological experience in addition to the experience required may substitute for a doctorate in archaeology or anthropology.

        (2) The state physical anthropologist has the primary responsibility of investigating, preserving, and, when necessary, removing and reinterring discoveries of nonforensic skeletal human remains. The state physical anthropologist is available to any local governments or any tribal government within the boundaries of Washington to assist in determining whether discovered skeletal human remains are forensic or nonforensic.

        (3) The director shall hire staff as necessary to support the state physical anthropologist to meet the objectives of this section.

        (4) For the purposes of this section, "forensic remains" are those that come under the jurisdiction of the coroner pursuant to RCW 68.50.010.



        Sec. 5. RCW 27.53.030 and 2005 c 333 s 20 are each amended to read as follows:

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

        (1) "Archaeology" means systematic, scientific study of man's past through material remains.

        (2) "Archaeological object" means an object that comprises the physical evidence of an indigenous and subsequent culture including material remains of past human life including monuments, symbols, tools, facilities, and technological by-products.

        (3) "Archaeological site" means a geographic locality in Washington, including but not limited to, submerged and submersible lands and the bed of the sea within the state's jurisdiction, that contains archaeological objects.

        (4) "Department" means the department of archaeology and historic preservation, created in chapter 43.334 RCW.

        (5) "Director" means the director of the department of archaeology and historic preservation, created in chapter 43.334 RCW.

        (6) "Historic" means peoples and cultures who are known through written documents in their own or other languages. As applied to underwater archaeological resources, the term historic shall include only those properties which are listed in or eligible for listing in the Washington State Register of Historic Places (RCW 27.34.220) or the National Register of Historic Places as defined in the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (Title 1, Sec. 101, Public Law 89-665; 80 Stat. 915; 16 U.S.C. Sec. 470) as now or hereafter amended.

        (7) "Prehistoric" means peoples and cultures who are unknown through contemporaneous written documents in any language.

        (8) "Professional archaeologist" means a person ((who has met the educational, training, and experience requirements of the society of professional archaeologists.

        (9) "Qualified archaeologist" means a person who has had formal training and/or experience in archaeology over a period of at least three years, and has been certified in writing to be a qualified archaeologist by two professional archaeologists)) with qualifications meeting the federal secretary of the interior's standards for a professional archaeologist. Archaeologists not meeting this standard may be conditionally employed by working under the supervision of a professional archaeologist for a period of four years provided the employee is pursuing qualifications necessary to meet the federal secretary of the interior's standards for a professional archaeologist. During this four-year period, the professional archaeologist is responsible for all findings. The four-year period is not subject to renewal.

        (((10))) (9) "Amateur society" means any organization composed primarily of persons who are not professional archaeologists, whose primary interest is in the archaeological resources of the state, and which has been certified in writing by two professional archaeologists.

        (((11))) (10) "Historic archaeological resources" means those properties which are listed in or eligible for listing in the Washington State Register of Historic Places (RCW 27.34.220) or the National Register of Historic Places as defined in the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (Title 1, Sec. 101, Public Law 89-665; 80 Stat. 915; 16 U.S.C. Sec. 470) as now or hereafter amended.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 27.34 RCW to read as follows:

        The department of archaeology and historic preservation shall develop and maintain a centralized database and geographic information systems spatial layer of all known cemeteries and known sites of burials of human remains in Washington state. The information in the database is subject to public disclosure, except as provided in RCW 42.56.300; exempt information is available by confidentiality agreement to federal, state, and local agencies for purposes of environmental review, and to tribes in order to participate in environmental review, protect their ancestors, and perpetuate their cultures.

        Information provided to state and local agencies under this section is subject to public disclosure, except as provided in RCW 42.56.300.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 43.334 RCW to read as follows:

        The skeletal human remains assistance account is created in the custody of the state treasurer. All appropriations provided by the legislature for this purpose as well as any reimbursement for services provided pursuant to this act must be deposited in the account. Expenditures from the account may be used only for archaeological determinations and excavations of inadvertently discovered skeletal human remains, and removal and reinterment of such remains when necessary. Only the director or the director's designee may authorize expenditures from the account. The account is subject to the allotment procedures under chapter 43.88 RCW, but an appropriation is not required for expenditures.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. The department of archaeology and historic preservation must communicate with the appropriate committees of the legislature by November 15, 2009, and biennially thereafter, regarding the numbers of inadvertent discoveries of skeletal human remains and other associated activities pursuant to this act.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 9. If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill or chapter number, is not provided by June 30, 2008, in the omnibus appropriations act, this act is null and void."


        On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "remains;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 27.53.030; adding a new section to chapter 68.50 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 27.44 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 68.60 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 43.334 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 27.34 RCW; creating new sections; and prescribing penalties."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate Amendment to ENGROSSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2624 and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:



       The Senate has passed SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2822 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 2.56 RCW to read as follows:

        Subject to the availability of funds appropriated therefor, the family and juvenile court improvement grant program is created.

        (1) The purpose of the program is to assist superior courts in improving their family and juvenile court systems, especially in dependency cases, with the goals of:

        (a) Assuring a stable and well-trained judiciary in family and juvenile law providing consistency of judicial officers hearing all of the proceedings in a case involving one family, especially in dependency cases; and

        (b) Ensuring judicial accountability in implementing specific principles and practices for family and juvenile court.

        (2) The administrator for the courts shall develop and administer the program subject to requirements in section 2 of this act. As part of administering the program, the administrator for the courts shall define appropriate outcome measures, collect data, and gather information from courts receiving grants.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 2.56 RCW to read as follows:

        (1) A superior court may apply for grants from the family and juvenile court improvement grant program by submitting a local improvement plan with the administrator for the courts. To be eligible for grant funds, a superior court's local improvement plan must meet the criteria developed by the administrator for the courts and approved by the board for judicial administration. The criteria must be consistent with the principles adopted for unified family courts. At a minimum, the criteria must require that the court's local improvement plan meet the following requirements:

        (a) Commit to a chief judge assignment to the family and juvenile court for a minimum of two years;

        (b) Implementation of the principle of one judicial team hearing all of the proceedings in a case involving one family, especially in dependency cases;

        (c) Require court commissioners and judges assigned to family and juvenile court to receive a minimum of thirty hours specialized training in topics related to family and juvenile matters within six months of assuming duties in family and juvenile court. Where possible, courts should utilize local, statewide, and national training forums. A judicial officer's recorded educational history may be applied toward the thirty-hour requirement. The topics for training must include:

        (i) Parentage;

        (ii) Adoption;

        (iii) Domestic relations;

        (iv) Dependency and termination of parental rights;

        (v) Child development;

        (vi) The impact of child abuse and neglect;

        (vii) Domestic violence;

        (viii) Substance abuse;

        (ix) Mental health;

        (x) Juvenile status offenses;

        (xi) Juvenile offenders;

        (xii) Self-representation issues;

        (xiii) Cultural competency;

        (xiv) Roles of family and juvenile court judges and commissioners; and

        (d) As part of the application for grant funds, submit a spending proposal detailing how the superior court would use the grant funds.

        (2) Courts receiving grant money must use the funds to improve and support family and juvenile court operations based on standards developed by the administrator for the courts and approved by the board for judicial administration. The standards may allow courts to use the funds to:

        (a) Pay for family and juvenile court training of commissioners and judges or pay for pro tem commissioners and judges to assist the court while the commissioners and judges receive training;

        (b) Increase judicial and nonjudicial staff, including administrative staff to improve case coordination and referrals in family and juvenile cases, guardian ad litem volunteers or court-appointed special advocates, security, and other staff;

        (c) Improve the court facility to better meet the needs of children and families;

        (d) Improve referral and treatment options for court participants, including enhancing court facilitator programs and family treatment court and increasing the availability of alternative dispute resolution;

        (e) Enhance existing family and children support services funded by the courts and expand access to social service programs for families and children ordered by the court; and

        (f) Improve or support family and juvenile court operations in any other way deemed appropriate by the administrator for the courts.

        (3) The administrator for the courts shall allocate available grant moneys based upon the needs of the court as expressed in their local improvement plan.

        (4) Money received by the superior court under this program must be used to supplement, not supplant, any other local, state, and federal funds for the court.

        (5) Upon receipt of grant funds, the superior court shall submit to the administrator for the courts a spending plan detailing the use of funds. At the end of the fiscal year, the superior court shall submit to the administrator for the courts a financial report comparing the spending plan to actual expenditures. The administrator for the courts shall compile the financial reports and submit them to the appropriate committees of the legislature.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 2.56 RCW to read as follows:

        After July 1, 2009, grant money received by a court under section 1 of this act shall be deemed to be state funding for the purpose of RCW 26.12.260 thereby obligating the court to operate a program to provide services to all parties involved in dissolution proceedings as required in RCW 26.12.260.

        This obligation remains in effect only for the duration of the grant authorized by section 1 of this act.


        Sec. 4. RCW 2.56.030 and 2007 c 496 s 302 are each amended to read as follows:

        The administrator for the courts shall, under the supervision and direction of the chief justice:

        (1) Examine the administrative methods and systems employed in the offices of the judges, clerks, stenographers, and employees of the courts and make recommendations, through the chief justice, for the improvement of the same;

        (2) Examine the state of the dockets of the courts and determine the need for assistance by any court;


        (3) Make recommendations to the chief justice relating to the assignment of judges where courts are in need of assistance and carry out the direction of the chief justice as to the assignments of judges to counties and districts where the courts are in need of assistance;

        (4) Collect and compile statistical and other data and make reports of the business transacted by the courts and transmit the same to the chief justice to the end that proper action may be taken in respect thereto;

        (5) Prepare and submit budget estimates of state appropriations necessary for the maintenance and operation of the judicial system and make recommendations in respect thereto;

        (6) Collect statistical and other data and make reports relating to the expenditure of public moneys, state and local, for the maintenance and operation of the judicial system and the offices connected therewith;

        (7) Obtain reports from clerks of courts in accordance with law or rules adopted by the supreme court of this state on cases and other judicial business in which action has been delayed beyond periods of time specified by law or rules of court and make report thereof to supreme court of this state;

        (8) Act as secretary of the judicial conference referred to in RCW 2.56.060;

        (9) Submit annually, as of February 1st, to the chief justice, a report of the activities of the administrator's office for the preceding calendar year including activities related to courthouse security;

        (10) Administer programs and standards for the training and education of judicial personnel;

        (11) Examine the need for new superior court and district court judge positions under an objective workload analysis. The results of the objective workload analysis shall be reviewed by the board for judicial administration which shall make recommendations to the legislature. It is the intent of the legislature that an objective workload analysis become the basis for creating additional district and superior court positions, and recommendations should address that objective;

        (12) Provide staff to the judicial retirement account plan under chapter 2.14 RCW;

        (13) Attend to such other matters as may be assigned by the supreme court of this state;

        (14) Within available funds, develop a curriculum for a general understanding of child development, placement, and treatment resources, as well as specific legal skills and knowledge of relevant statutes including chapters 13.32A, 13.34, and 13.40 RCW, cases, court rules, interviewing skills, and special needs of the abused or neglected child. This curriculum shall be completed and made available to all juvenile court judges, court personnel, and service providers and be updated yearly to reflect changes in statutes, court rules, or case law;

        (15) Develop, in consultation with the entities set forth in RCW 2.56.150(3), a comprehensive statewide curriculum for persons who act as guardians ad litem under Title 13 or 26 RCW. The curriculum shall be made available July 1, 2008, and include specialty sections on child development, child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, child neglect, domestic violence, clinical and forensic investigative and interviewing techniques, family reconciliation and mediation services, and relevant statutory and legal requirements. The curriculum shall be made available to all superior court judges, court personnel, and all persons who act as guardians ad litem;

        (16) Develop a curriculum for a general understanding of crimes of malicious harassment, as well as specific legal skills and knowledge of RCW 9A.36.080, relevant cases, court rules, and the special needs of malicious harassment victims. This curriculum shall be made available to all superior court and court of appeals judges and to all justices of the supreme court;

        (17) Develop, in consultation with the criminal justice training commission and the commissions established under chapters 43.113, 43.115, and 43.117 RCW, a curriculum for a general understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity and its implications for working with youth of color and their families. The curriculum shall be available to all superior court judges and court commissioners assigned to juvenile court, and other court personnel. Ethnic and cultural diversity training shall be provided annually so as to incorporate cultural sensitivity and awareness into the daily operation of juvenile courts statewide;

        (18) Authorize the use of closed circuit television and other electronic equipment in judicial proceedings. The administrator shall promulgate necessary standards and procedures and shall provide technical assistance to courts as required;

        (19) Develop a Washington family law handbook in accordance with RCW 2.56.180;

        (20) Administer state funds for improving the operation of the courts and provide support for court coordinating councils, under the direction of the board for judicial administration;

        (21) Administer the family and juvenile court improvement grant program;

        (22)(a) Administer and distribute amounts appropriated from the equal justice subaccount under RCW 43.08.250(2) for district court judges' and qualifying elected municipal court judges' salary contributions. The administrator for the courts shall develop a distribution formula for these amounts that does not differentiate between district and elected municipal court judges.

        (b) A city qualifies for state contribution of elected municipal court judges' salaries under (a) of this subsection if:

        (i) The judge is serving in an elected position;

        (ii) The city has established by ordinance that a full-time judge is compensated at a rate equivalent to at least ninety-five percent, but not more than one hundred percent, of a district court judge salary or for a part-time judge on a pro rata basis the same equivalent; and

        (iii) The city has certified to the office of the administrator for the courts that the conditions in (b)(i) and (ii) of this subsection have been met.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill or chapter number, is not provided by June 30, 2008, in the omnibus appropriations act, this act is null and void."


        On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "program;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 2.56.030; adding new sections to chapter 2.56 RCW; and creating a new section."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House refused to concur in the Senate Amendment to SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2822 and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 10, 2008

Mr. Speaker:



       The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 3139 with the following amendment:


        "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 51.52 RCW to read as follows:

        (1) The department shall study appeals of workers' compensation cases and collect information concerning the impacts on employees and employers of a requirement that employers pay workers' compensation benefits pending an employer appeal. The study shall consider the types of benefits that may be paid pending an appeal, and shall include, but not be limited to:

        (a) The issues, frequency, and outcomes of appeals;

        (b) The duration of appeals;

        (c) The number of cases that may be affected by the payment of benefits pending an appeal and the potential for overpayments; and

        (d) The processes used and efforts made to recoup overpayments and the results of those efforts.

         (2) State fund and self-insured employers shall provide the information requested by the department to conduct the study.

        (3) The department shall report to the workers' compensation advisory committee and the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2008, on the results of the study. By December 31, 2008, the workers' compensation advisory committee shall provide its recommendations for addressing payment of benefits pending employer appeals, any procedural or process changes that may be considered by the board to expedite the appeals process, the need for a permanent funding source to reimburse employer and state fund overpayment costs, and the method to fund such a source if needed."


        On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "appeal;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and creating a new section."


       Representative Conway moved that the House not concur in the Senate amendment to Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 3139 and ask the Senate for a conference thereon.


       Representative Condotta moved that the House concur in the Senate amendment to Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 3139.


       Representative Condotta spoke in favor of the motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment.


       Representative Conway spoke against the motion that the House concur in the Senate amendment.


       An electronic roll call was requested.


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the adoption of the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 3139.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the adoption of the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 3139, and the motion was not adopted by the following vote: Yeas - 33, Nays - 62, Absent - 0, Excused - 3.

       Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Chandler, Condotta, Crouse, DeBolt, Dunn, Ericksen, Haler, Hankins, Herrera, Hinkle, Kelley, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, McDonald, Newhouse, Orcutt, Pearson, Priest, Roach, Rodne, Ross, Schindler, Schmick, Smith, Sump, Walsh and Warnick - 33.

       Voting nay: Representatives Appleton, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eddy, Eickmeyer, Ericks, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, O'Brien, Ormsby, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Quall, Roberts, Rolfes, Santos, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 62.

       Excused: Representatives Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 3.


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       The House refused to concur in the Senate amendment to ENGROSSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 3139 and asked the Senate for a conference thereon. The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) appointed Representatives Conway, Green and Condotta as conferees.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 6, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 3145 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

        "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature recognizes that the work done by the work group convened under chapter 413, Laws of 2007 was an initial step in developing a specialized foster home program. The legislature finds that the department should build upon this initial work and continue to work with stakeholders to put together specific recommendations on the qualifications and training specialized foster parents will need, the criteria by which eligible high/special needs foster children will be selected and the cost of implementing this program statewide. The legislature also finds that the department should consider whether it is more appropriate that this specialized group of providers be designated as something other than foster parents. The legislature intends that the department, in developing this plan, consider that the specialized foster home program is a potential collective bargaining unit.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. (1) The department shall develop a specific plan to create a specialized foster home program.


        (2) In developing this plan, the department shall use the information gathered by the work group convened under chapter 413, Laws of 2007, and shall actively:

        (a) Seek recommendations from foster parents and other out-of-home service providers across the state regarding the qualifications and requirements of specialized foster home providers, the needs of the children to be served, and the desired outcomes to be measured or monitored; and

        (b) Consult with experts in child welfare, children's mental health, and children's health care to identify the evidence-based or promising practice models to be employed in the program and the appropriate supports to ensure program fidelity, including, but not limited to, the necessary training and clinical consultation and oversight to be provided to specialized foster homes.

        (3) The plan developed by the department under this section shall include:

        (a) The criteria by which specialized foster home providers shall be chosen. The criteria shall include at a minimum that the foster parent be licensed by the department as a foster parent, and shall meet additional requirements relating to relevant experience, education, training, and professional expertise necessary to meet the high/special needs of children identified as eligible for this program;

        (b) The criteria by which children with high/special needs are deemed eligible for placement with a specialized foster home provider. Such criteria shall be based on the best interests of the child and shall include an assessment of the child's past and current level of functioning, including exposure to parental substance abuse, as well as a determination that the child's treatment plan and developmental needs are consistent with the placement plan;

        (c) A policy for the placement of children with high/special needs in specialized foster homes, including a process for matching the child's needs with the foster parent's skills and expertise;

        (d) A limit on the number and ages of children with high/special needs that may be placed in each specialized foster home;

        (e) The identification of one or more approved models of skill building for use by specialized foster home providers;

        (f) The specific training and consultation requirements that support the models of skill building;

        (g) The development of a system of supports, including clinical consultation and oversight for specialized foster homes;

        (h) The development of a level of stipend payments to specialized foster home providers that is not tied to deficits in the child's level of functioning;

        (i) The development of clearly defined responsibilities of specialized foster home providers to include responsibilities to promote permanence and connections with birth parents; and

        (j) The development of a process for annual performance reviews of specialized foster home providers.

        (4) In creating the plan required under subsection (2) of this section, the department shall give consideration to the fact that this group of providers may create a potential future collective bargaining unit, if authorized in the future.

        (5) The department shall include in the plan cost estimates for implementation of the specialized foster home program on a statewide basis.

        (6) In developing the plan, the department is directed to consider and discuss with stakeholders whether the providers identified in the plan as meeting the requirements for dealing with high/special needs foster children should be referred to or classified as other than foster parents.

 

        NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. The department shall submit its plan to the appropriate legislative committees no later than November 15, 2008. Until such time as the legislature approves a specialized foster home program, the department shall not take steps to implement such a program."


        On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "licensing;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and creating new sections."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


       Representative Kagi moved that the House not concur in the Senate amendment to Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 3145 and ask the Senate for a conference thereon.


       Representative Haler moved that the House concur in the Senate amendment to Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 3145.


       Representative Haler spoke in favor of the motion to concur in the Senate amendment.


       Representative Kagi spoke against the motion to concur in the Senate amendment.


       An electronic roll call was requested.


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the adoption of the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 3145.


MOTION


       On motion of Representative Santos, Representative Eickmeyer was excused.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the adoption of the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 3145, and the motion was not adopted by the following vote: Yeas - 30, Nays - 64, Absent - 0, Excused - 4.

       Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Chandler, Condotta, DeBolt, Dunn, Ericksen, Haler, Hankins, Herrera, Hinkle, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, McDonald, Newhouse, Orcutt, Pearson, Priest, Roach, Rodne, Ross, Schindler, Schmick, Smith, Sump and Warnick - 30.

       Voting nay: Representatives Appleton, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, O'Brien, Ormsby, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Quall, Roberts, Rolfes, Santos, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 64.

       Excused: Representatives Eickmeyer, Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 4.


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       The House refused to concur in the Senate amendment to ENGROSSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 3145 and asked the Senate to recede therefrom.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1141 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "Sec. 1. RCW 13.50.050 and 2004 c 42 s 1 are each 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 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 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. 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;

        (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.)) (i) Subject to subsection (23) of this section, all records maintained by any court or law enforcement agency, including the juvenile court, local law enforcement, the Washington state patrol, and the prosecutor's office, shall be automatically destroyed within ninety days of becoming eligible for destruction. Juvenile records are eligible for destruction when:

        (A) The person who is the subject of the information or complaint is at least eighteen years of age;

        (B) His or her criminal history consists entirely of one diversion agreement or counsel and release entered on or after the effective date of this act;

        (C) Two years have elapsed since completion of the agreement or counsel and release;

        (D) No proceeding is pending against the person seeking the conviction of a criminal offense; and

        (E) There is no restitution owing in the case.

        (ii) No less than quarterly, the administrative office of the courts shall provide a report to the juvenile courts of those individuals whose records may be eligible for destruction. The juvenile court shall verify eligibility and notify the Washington state patrol and the appropriate local law enforcement agency and prosecutor's office of the records to be destroyed. The requirement to destroy records under this subsection is not dependent on a court hearing or the issuance of a court order to destroy records.

        (iii) The state and local governments and their officers and employees are not liable for civil damages for the failure to destroy records pursuant to this section.

        (b) A person eighteen years of age or older whose criminal history consists entirely of one diversion agreement or counsel and release entered prior to the effective date of this act, may request that the court order the records in his or her 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 agreement or counsel and release.

        (c) 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)(b) or (c) 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)(b) or (c) 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)) or pursuant to subsection (17)(a) of this section.

        (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 amending RCW 13.50.050."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1141 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


       Representatives Roberts and Ahern spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1141, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1141, 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, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hankins, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kretz, Kristiansen, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McCune, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, Newhouse, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Santos, Schindler, Schmick, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Smith, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Sump, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Warnick, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 94.

       Excused: Representatives Eickmeyer, Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 4.

  

       SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1141, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed HOUSE BILL NO. 2467 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "Sec. 1. RCW 15.54.325 and 1999 c 383 s 1 and 1999 c 382 s 1 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

        (1) No person may distribute in this state a commercial fertilizer until it has been registered with the department by the producer, importer, or packager of that product. ((A bulk fertilizer does not require registration if all commercial fertilizer products contained in the final product are registered.))

        (2) An application for registration ((shall)) must be made on a form furnished by the department and ((shall)) must include the following:

        (a) The product name;

        (b) The brand and grade;

        (c) The guaranteed analysis;

        (d) Name, address, and phone number of the registrant;

        (e) ((Labels)) A label for each product being registered;

        (f) Identification of those products that are (i) waste-derived fertilizers, (ii) micronutrient fertilizers, or (iii) fertilizer materials containing phosphate;

        (g) The concentration of each metal, for which standards are established under RCW 15.54.800, in each product being registered, unless the product is (i) anhydrous ammonia or a solution derived solely from dissolving anhydrous ammonia in water, (ii) a customer-formula fertilizer containing only registered commercial fertilizers, or (iii) a packaged commercial fertilizer whose plant nutrient content is present in the form of a single chemical compound which is registered in compliance with this chapter and the product is not blended with any other material. The provisions of (g)(i) of this subsection do not apply if the anhydrous ammonia is derived in whole or in part from waste such that the fertilizer is a "waste-derived fertilizer" as defined in RCW 15.54.270. Verification of a registration relied on by an applicant under (g)(iii) of this subsection must be submitted with the application;

        (h) If a waste-derived fertilizer((s and)) or micronutrient fertilizer((s shall include at a minimum)), information to ensure the product complies with chapter 70.105 RCW and the resource conservation and recovery act, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 6901 et seq.; and

        (i) Any other information required by the department by rule.

        (3) All companies planning to mix customer-formula fertilizers shall include the statement "customer-formula grade mixes" under the column headed "product name" on the product registration application form. All customer-formula fertilizers sold under one brand name shall be considered one product.

        (4) ((All registrations issued by the department for registrants whose names begin with the letters A through M expire on June 30th of even-numbered years and all registrations issued by the department for registrants whose names begin with the letters N through Z expire on June 30th of odd-numbered years, unless otherwise specified in rule adopted by the director)) Registrations are issued by the department for a two-year period beginning on July 1st of a given year and ending twenty-four months later on July 1st, except that registrations issued to a registrant who applies to register an additional product during the last twelve months of the registrant's period expire on the next July 1st.


        (5) An application for registration ((shall)) must be accompanied by a fee of fifty dollars for each product((, except that an applicant whose registration expires in even-numbered years shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars for each product for the registration period ending June 30, 2000)).

        (6) Application for renewal of registration is due July 1st of each registration period. If an application for renewal ((of the product registration provided for in this section is not filed prior to July 1st of the registration renewal year)) is not received by the department by the due date, a late fee of ten dollars per product ((shall be assessed and)) is added to the original fee and ((shall)) must be paid by the applicant before the renewal registration ((shall)) may be issued. ((The assessment of this late fee shall not prevent the department from taking any other action as provided for in this chapter. The)) A late fee ((shall)) does not apply if the applicant furnishes an affidavit that he or she has not distributed this commercial fertilizer subsequent to the expiration of ((his or her)) the prior registration. Payment of a late fee does not prevent the department from taking any action authorized by this chapter for the violation.


        Sec. 2. RCW 15.54.340 and 2003 c 15 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

        (1) Any packaged commercial fertilizer distributed in this state ((shall)) that is not a customer-formula fertilizer must have placed on or affixed to the package a label ((setting forth)) stating in clearly legible and conspicuous form the following information:

        (a) The net weight;

        (b) The product name, brand, and grade. The grade is not required if no primary nutrients are claimed;

        (c) The guaranteed analysis;

        (d) The name and address of the registrant or licensee. The name and address of the manufacturer, if different from the registrant or licensee, may also be stated;

        (e) Any information required under WAC ((296-62-054)) 296-307-560 through 296-307-56050;

        (f) A statement, established by rule, referring persons to the department's Uniform Resource Locator (URL) internet address where data regarding the metals content of the product is located; and

        (g) Other information as required by the department by rule.

        (2) ((If a)) Any commercial fertilizer that is distributed in bulk((,)) in this state that is not a customer-formula fertilizer must be accompanied by a written or printed statement ((of)) that includes the information required by subsection (1) of this section ((shall accompany delivery)) and must be supplied to the purchaser at the time of delivery.

        (3) Each delivery of a customer-formula fertilizer ((shall be subject to containing those ingredients specified by the purchaser, which ingredients shall be shown on the statement or invoice with the amount contained therein, and a record of all invoices of customer-formula grade mixes shall be kept by the registrant or licensee for a period of twelve months and shall be available to the department upon request: PROVIDED, That each such delivery shall)) in this state must be accompanied by either a statement, invoice, a delivery slip, or a label if bagged, containing the following information: The net weight; the brand; the name and amount of each ingredient; the guaranteed analysis which may be stated to the nearest tenth of a percent or to the next lower whole number; the name and address of the registrant or licensee, or manufacturer, or both; and the name and address of the purchaser.

        (4) Each delivery of a customer-formula fertilizer must contain the ingredients specified by the purchaser. A record of the invoice or statement of each delivery must be kept by the registrant or licensee for twelve months and must be available to the department upon request.


        Sec. 3. RCW 15.54.362 and 1993 c 183 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

        (1) Every registrant or licensee who distributes commercial fertilizer in this state ((shall)) must file a semiannual report on forms provided by the department ((setting forth)) stating the number of net tons of each commercial fertilizer ((so)) distributed in this state. ((The reports will cover the following periods: January 1 through June 30 and July 1 through December 31 of each year.))

        (a) For the period January 1st through June 30th of each year, the report is due on July 31st of that year; and

        (b) For the period July 1st through December 31st of each year, the report is due on January 31st of the following year.

Upon permission of the department, ((an annual statement under oath may be filed for the annual reporting period of July 1 through June 30 of any year by any)) a person distributing ((within)) in the state less than one hundred tons for each six-month period during any ((calendar year, and upon filing such statement, such person shall pay the inspection fee required under RCW 15.54.350)) annual reporting period of July 1st through June 30th may submit an annual report on a form provided by the department that is due on the July 31st following the period. The department may accept sales records or other records accurately reflecting the tonnage sold and verifying such reports.

        (2) Each person responsible for the payment of inspection fees for commercial fertilizer distributed in this state ((shall)) must include the inspection fees with ((the report on the same dates and for the same reporting periods mentioned in subsection (1) of this section)) each semiannual or annual report. If in ((one year)) an annual reporting period a registrant or licensee distributes less than eighty-three tons of commercial fertilizer or less than one hundred sixty-seven tons of commercial lime or equivalent combination of the two, the registrant or licensee ((shall)) must pay the minimum inspection fee((. The minimum inspection fee shall be)) of twenty-five dollars ((per year)).

        (3) The department may, upon request, require registrants or licensees to furnish information setting forth the net tons of commercial fertilizer distributed to each location in this state.

        (4) ((Semiannual or annual reports filed after the close of the corresponding reporting period shall pay a late filing fee of twenty-five dollars. Inspection fees which are due and have not been remitted to the department by the due date shall have a late-collection fee of ten percent, but not less than twenty-five dollars, added to the amount due when payment is finally made. The assessment of this late collection fee shall not prevent the department from taking any other action as provided for in this chapter.))

        (a) If a complete report is not received by the due date, the person responsible for filing the report must pay a late fee of twenty-five dollars.

        (b) If the appropriate inspection fees are not received by the due date, the person responsible for paying the inspection fee must pay a late fee equal to ten percent of the inspection fee owed or twenty-five dollars, whichever is greater.

        (c) Payment of a late fee does not prevent the department from taking any other action authorized by this chapter for the violation.

        (5) It ((shall be)) is a misdemeanor for any person to divulge any information provided under this section that would reveal the business operation of the person making the report. However, nothing contained in this subsection may be construed to prevent or make unlawful the use of information concerning the business operations of a person in any action, suit, or proceeding instituted under the authority of this chapter, including any civil action for the collection of unpaid inspection fees, which action is ((hereby)) authorized and which shall be as an action at law in the name of the director of the department.


        Sec. 4. RCW 15.54.433 and 1998 c 36 s 21 are each amended to read as follows:

        (1) The department shall ((expand its)) maintain a fertilizer database ((to include additional)) that includes the information required for registration under RCW 15.54.325 and 15.54.330.

        (2) Except for confidential information under RCW 15.54.362 regarding fertilizer tonnages distributed in the state, information in the fertilizer database ((shall)) must be made available to the public upon request.

        (3) The department, and the department of ecology in consultation with the department of health, shall biennially prepare a report to the legislature presenting information on levels of nonnutritive substances in fertilizers((. Results from)) and the results of any agency testing of products ((that were sampled shall also be displayed)). The first ((such)) report ((will)) must be provided to the legislature by December 1, 1999.

        (4) ((After July 1, 1999,)) The department shall post on the internet the information contained in applications for fertilizer registration."


        On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "fertilizers;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 15.54.340, 15.54.362, and 15.54.433; and reenacting and amending RCW 15.54.325."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to HOUSE BILL NO. 2467 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


       Representatives Warnick and Blake spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of House Bill No. 2467, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 2467, 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, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hankins, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kretz, Kristiansen, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McCune, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, Newhouse, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Santos, Schindler, Schmick, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Smith, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Sump, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Warnick, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 94.

       Excused: Representatives Eickmeyer, Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 4.

  

       HOUSE BILL NO. 2467, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


STATEMENT FOR THE JOURNAL


       I intended to vote NAY on House Bill No. 2467.

LARRY HALER, 8th District


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2476 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

        (1) "General authority Washington peace officer" means an officer authorized to enforce the criminal and traffic laws of the state of Washington generally.

        (2) "Tribal police officer" means any person in the employ of one of the federally recognized sovereign tribal governments, whose traditional lands and territories lie within the borders of the state of Washington, to enforce the criminal laws of that government.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. (1) Tribal police officers under subsection (2) of this section shall be recognized and authorized to act as general authority Washington peace officers. A tribal police officer recognized and authorized to act as a general authority Washington peace officer under this section has the same powers as any other general authority Washington peace officer to enforce state laws in Washington, including the power to make arrests for violations of state laws.

        (2) A tribal police officer may exercise the powers of law enforcement of a general authority Washington peace officer under this section, subject to the following:

        (a) The appropriate sovereign tribal nation shall submit to the office of financial management proof of public liability and property damage insurance for vehicles operated by the peace officers and police professional liability insurance from a company licensed to sell insurance in the state. For purposes of determining adequacy of insurance liability, the sovereign tribal government must submit with the proof of liability insurance a copy of the interlocal agreement between the sovereign tribal government and the local governments that have shared jurisdiction under this chapter where such an agreement has been reached pursuant to subsection (10) of this section.

        (i) Within the thirty days of receipt of the information from the sovereign tribal nation, the office of financial management shall either approve or reject the adequacy of insurance, giving consideration to the scope of the interlocal agreement. The adequacy of insurance under this chapter shall be subject to annual review by the state office of financial management.

        (ii) Each policy of insurance issued under this chapter must include a provision that the insurance shall be available to satisfy settlements or judgments arising from the tortious conduct of tribal police officers when acting in the capacity of a general authority Washington peace officer, and that to the extent of policy coverage neither the sovereign tribal nation nor the insurance carrier will raise a defense of sovereign immunity to preclude an action for damages under state or federal law, the determination of fault in a civil action, or the payment of a settlement or judgment arising from the tortious conduct.

        (b) The appropriate sovereign tribal nation shall submit to the office of financial management proof of training requirements for each tribal police officer. To be authorized as a general authority Washington peace officer, a tribal police officer must successfully complete the requirements set forth under RCW 43.101.157. Any applicant not meeting the requirements for certification as a tribal police officer may not act as a general authority Washington peace officer under this chapter. The criminal justice training commission shall notify the office of financial management if:

        (i) A tribal police officer authorized under this chapter as a general authority Washington state peace officer has been decertified pursuant to RCW 43.101.157; or

        (ii) An appropriate sovereign tribal government is otherwise in noncompliance with RCW 43.101.157.

        (3) A copy of any citation or notice of infraction issued, or any incident report taken, by a tribal police officer acting in the capacity of a general authority Washington peace officer as authorized by this chapter must be submitted within three days to the police chief or sheriff within whose jurisdiction the action was taken. Any citation issued under this chapter shall be to a Washington court, except that any citation issued to Indians within the exterior boundaries of an Indian reservation may be cited to a tribal court. Any arrest made or citation issued not in compliance with this chapter is not enforceable.

        (4) Any authorization granted under this chapter shall not in any way expand the jurisdiction of any tribal court or other tribal authority.

        (5) The authority granted under this chapter shall be coextensive with the exterior boundaries of the reservation, except that an officer commissioned under this section may act as authorized under RCW 10.93.070 beyond the exterior boundaries of the reservation.

        (6) For purposes of civil liability under this chapter, a tribal police officer shall not be considered an employee of the state of Washington or any local government except where a state or local government has deputized a tribal police officer as a specially commissioned officer. Neither the state of Washington and its individual employees nor any local government and its individual employees shall be liable for the authorization of tribal police officers under this chapter, nor for the negligence or other misconduct of tribal officers. The authorization of tribal police officers under this chapter shall not be deemed to have been a nondelegable duty of the state of Washington or any local government.

        (7) Nothing in this chapter impairs or affects the existing status and sovereignty of those sovereign tribal governments whose traditional lands and territories lie within the borders of the state of Washington as established under the laws of the United States.

        (8) Nothing in this chapter limits, impairs, or nullifies the authority of a county sheriff to appoint duly commissioned state or federally certified tribal police officers as deputy sheriffs authorized to enforce the criminal and traffic laws of the state of Washington.

        (9) Nothing in this act limits, impairs, or otherwise affects the existing authority under state or federal law of state or local law enforcement officers to enforce state law within the exterior boundaries of an Indian reservation or to enter Indian country in fresh pursuit, as defined in RCW 10.93.120, of a person suspected of violating state law, where the officer would otherwise not have jurisdiction.

        (10) An interlocal agreement pursuant to chapter 39.34 RCW is required between the sovereign tribal government and all local government law enforcement agencies that will have shared jurisdiction under this chapter prior to authorization taking effect under this chapter. Nothing in this act shall limit, impair, or otherwise affect the implementation of an interlocal agreement completed pursuant to chapter 39.34 RCW by the effective date of this act, between a sovereign tribal government and a local government law enforcement agency for cooperative law enforcement.

        (a) Sovereign tribal governments that meet all of the requirements of subsection (2) of this section, but do not have an interlocal agreement pursuant to chapter 39.34 RCW and seek authorization under this chapter, may submit proof of liability insurance and training certification to the office of financial management. Upon confirmation of receipt of the information from the office of financial management, the sovereign tribal government and the local government law enforcement agencies that will have shared jurisdiction under this chapter have one year to enter into an interlocal agreement pursuant to chapter 39.34 RCW. If the sovereign tribal government and the local government law enforcement agencies that will have shared jurisdiction under this chapter are not able to reach agreement after one year, the sovereign tribal governments and the local government law enforcement agencies shall submit to binding arbitration pursuant to chapter 7.04A RCW with the American arbitration association or successor agency for purposes of completing an agreement prior to authorization going into effect.

        (b) For the purposes of (a) of this subsection, those sovereign tribal government and local government law enforcement agencies that must enter into binding arbitration shall submit to last best offer arbitration. For purposes of accepting a last best offer, the arbitrator must consider other interlocal agreements between sovereign tribal governments and local law enforcement agencies in Washington state, any model policy developed by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs or successor agency, and national best practices.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. Sections 1 and 2 of this act constitute a new chapter in Title 10 RCW.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. This act takes effect July 1, 2008."



        On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "officers;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new chapter to Title 10 RCW; and providing an effective date."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2476 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


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


       Representative Chandler spoke against the passage of the bill.


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 2476, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 2476, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 62, Nays - 32, Absent - 0, Excused - 4.

       Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Appleton, Barlow, Campbell, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, O'Brien, Ormsby, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Quall, Roberts, Rolfes, Santos, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 62.

       Voting nay: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Armstrong, Bailey, Blake, Chandler, Condotta, Crouse, DeBolt, Ericksen, Haler, Hankins, Herrera, Hinkle, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, McDonald, Newhouse, Orcutt, Pearson, Priest, Roach, Rodne, Ross, Schindler, Schmick, Smith, Sump, Takko, Walsh and Warnick - 32.

       Excused: Representatives Eickmeyer, Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 4.

  

       ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 2476, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2479 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

        (1) "General authority Washington peace officer" means an officer authorized to enforce the criminal and traffic laws of the state of Washington generally.

        (2) "Tribal police officer" means any person in the employ of one of the federally recognized sovereign tribal governments, whose traditional lands and territories lie within the borders of the state of Washington, to enforce the criminal laws of that government.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. (1) Tribal police officers under subsection (2) of this section shall be recognized and authorized to act as general authority Washington peace officers. A tribal police officer recognized and authorized to act as a general authority Washington peace officer under this section has the same powers as any other general authority Washington peace officer to enforce state laws in Washington, including the power to make arrests for violations of state laws.

        (2) A tribal police officer may exercise the powers of law enforcement of a general authority Washington peace officer under this section, subject to the following:

        (a) The appropriate sovereign tribal nation shall submit to the office of financial management proof of public liability and property damage insurance for vehicles operated by the peace officers and police professional liability insurance from a company licensed to sell insurance in the state. For purposes of determining adequacy of insurance liability, the sovereign tribal government must submit with the proof of liability insurance a copy of the interlocal agreement between the sovereign tribal government and the local governments that have shared jurisdiction under this chapter where such an agreement has been reached pursuant to subsection (10) of this section.

        (i) Within the thirty days of receipt of the information from the sovereign tribal nation, the office of financial management shall either approve or reject the adequacy of insurance, giving consideration to the scope of the interlocal agreement. The adequacy of insurance under this chapter shall be subject to annual review by the state office of financial management.

        (ii) Each policy of insurance issued under this chapter must include a provision that the insurance shall be available to satisfy settlements or judgments arising from the tortious conduct of tribal police officers when acting in the capacity of a general authority Washington peace officer, and that to the extent of policy coverage neither the sovereign tribal nation nor the insurance carrier will raise a defense of sovereign immunity to preclude an action for damages under state or federal law, the determination of fault in a civil action, or the payment of a settlement or judgment arising from the tortious conduct.

        (b) The appropriate sovereign tribal nation shall submit to the office of financial management proof of training requirements for each tribal police officer. To be authorized as a general authority Washington peace officer, a tribal police officer must successfully complete the requirements set forth under RCW 43.101.157. Any applicant not meeting the requirements for certification as a tribal police officer may not act as a general authority Washington peace officer under this chapter. The criminal justice training commission shall notify the office of financial management if:

        (i) A tribal police officer authorized under this chapter as a general authority Washington state peace officer has been decertified pursuant to RCW 43.101.157; or

        (ii) An appropriate sovereign tribal government is otherwise in noncompliance with RCW 43.101.157.

        (3) A copy of any citation or notice of infraction issued, or any incident report taken, by a tribal police officer acting in the capacity of a general authority Washington peace officer as authorized by this chapter must be submitted within three days to the police chief or sheriff within whose jurisdiction the action was taken. Any citation issued under this chapter shall be to a Washington court, except that any citation issued to Indians within the exterior boundaries of an Indian reservation may be cited to a tribal court. Any arrest made or citation issued not in compliance with this chapter is not enforceable.

        (4) Any authorization granted under this chapter shall not in any way expand the jurisdiction of any tribal court or other tribal authority.

        (5) The authority granted under this chapter shall be coextensive with the exterior boundaries of the reservation, except that an officer commissioned under this section may act as authorized under RCW 10.93.070 beyond the exterior boundaries of the reservation.

        (6) For purposes of civil liability under this chapter, a tribal police officer shall not be considered an employee of the state of Washington or any local government except where a state or local government has deputized a tribal police officer as a specially commissioned officer. Neither the state of Washington and its individual employees nor any local government and its individual employees shall be liable for the authorization of tribal police officers under this chapter, nor for the negligence or other misconduct of tribal officers. The authorization of tribal police officers under this chapter shall not be deemed to have been a nondelegable duty of the state of Washington or any local government.

        (7) Nothing in this chapter impairs or affects the existing status and sovereignty of those sovereign tribal governments whose traditional lands and territories lie within the borders of the state of Washington as established under the laws of the United States.

        (8) Nothing in this chapter limits, impairs, or nullifies the authority of a county sheriff to appoint duly commissioned state or federally certified tribal police officers as deputy sheriffs authorized to enforce the criminal and traffic laws of the state of Washington.

        (9) Nothing in this act limits, impairs, or otherwise affects the existing authority under state or federal law of state or local law enforcement officers to enforce state law within the exterior boundaries of an Indian reservation or to enter Indian country in fresh pursuit, as defined in RCW 10.93.120, of a person suspected of violating state law, where the officer would otherwise not have jurisdiction.

        (10) An interlocal agreement pursuant to chapter 39.34 RCW is required between the sovereign tribal government and all local government law enforcement agencies that will have shared jurisdiction under this chapter prior to authorization taking effect under this chapter. Nothing in this act shall limit, impair, or otherwise affect the implementation of an interlocal agreement completed pursuant to chapter 39.34 RCW by the effective date of this act, between a sovereign tribal government and a local government law enforcement agency for cooperative law enforcement.

        (a) Sovereign tribal governments that meet all of the requirements of subsection (2) of this section, but do not have an interlocal agreement pursuant to chapter 39.34 RCW and seek authorization under this chapter, may submit proof of liability insurance and training certification to the office of financial management. Upon confirmation of receipt of the information from the office of financial management, the sovereign tribal government and the local government law enforcement agencies that will have shared jurisdiction under this chapter have one year to enter into an interlocal agreement pursuant to chapter 39.34 RCW. If the sovereign tribal government and the local government law enforcement agencies that will have shared jurisdiction under this chapter are not able to reach agreement after one year, the sovereign tribal governments and the local government law enforcement agencies shall submit to binding arbitration pursuant to chapter 7.04A RCW with the American arbitration association or successor agency for purposes of completing an agreement prior to authorization going into effect.

        (b) For the purposes of (a) of this subsection, those sovereign tribal government and local government law enforcement agencies that must enter into binding arbitration shall submit to last best offer arbitration. For purposes of accepting a last best offer, the arbitrator must consider other interlocal agreements between sovereign tribal governments and local law enforcement agencies in Washington state, any model policy developed by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs or successor agency, and national best practices.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. Sections 1 and 2 of this act constitute a new chapter in Title 10 RCW.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. This act takes effect July 1, 2008."


        On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "officers;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "adding a new chapter to Title 10 RCW; and providing an effective date."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2479 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


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


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 2479, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL



       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Second Substitute House Bill No. 2479, 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, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hankins, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kretz, Kristiansen, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McCune, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, Newhouse, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Santos, Schindler, Schmick, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Smith, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Sump, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Warnick, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 94.

       Excused: Representatives Eickmeyer, Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 4.

  

       SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2479, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2480 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 35.58 RCW to read as follows:

        (1) Persons traveling on public transportation operated by a metropolitan municipal corporation or a city-owned transit system shall pay the fare established by the metropolitan municipal corporation or the city-owned transit system. Such persons shall produce proof of payment when requested by a person designated to monitor fare payment.

        (2) The following constitute civil infractions punishable according to the schedule of fines and penalties established by a metropolitan municipal corporation or a city-owned transit system under section 2 of this act:

        (a) Failure to pay the required fare;

        (b) Failure to display proof of payment when requested to do so by a person designated to monitor fare payment; and

        (c) Failure to depart the bus or other mode of public transportation when requested to do so by a person designated to monitor fare payment.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 35.58 RCW to read as follows:

        (1) Both a metropolitan municipal corporation and a city-owned transit system may establish, by resolution, a schedule of fines and penalties for civil infractions established in section 1 of this act. Fines established shall not exceed those imposed for class 1 infractions under RCW 7.80.120.

        (2)(a) Both a metropolitan municipal corporation and a city-owned transit system may designate persons to monitor fare payment who are equivalent to, and are authorized to exercise all the powers of, an enforcement officer as defined in RCW 7.80.040. Both a metropolitan municipal corporation and a city-owned transit system may employ personnel to either monitor fare payment or contract for such services, or both.

        (b) In addition to the specific powers granted to enforcement officers under RCW 7.80.050 and 7.80.060, persons designated to monitor fare payment may also take the following actions:

        (i) Request proof of payment from passengers;

        (ii) Request personal identification from a passenger who does not produce proof of payment when requested;

        (iii) Issue a citation conforming to the requirements established in RCW 7.80.070; and

        (iv) Request that a passenger leave the bus or other mode of public transportation when the passenger has not produced proof of payment after being asked to do so by a person designated to monitor fare payment.

        (3) Both a metropolitan municipal corporation and a city-owned transit system shall keep records of citations in the manner prescribed by RCW 7.80.150. All civil infractions established by this section and sections 1 and 3 of this act shall be heard and determined by a district court as provided in RCW 7.80.010 (1) and (4).


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 35.58 RCW to read as follows:

        Sections 1 and 2 of this act do not prevent law enforcement authorities from prosecuting for theft, trespass, or other charges by any individual who:

        (1) Fails to pay the required fare on more than one occasion within a twelve-month period;

        (2) Fails to timely select one of the options for responding to the notice of civil infraction after receiving a statement of the options for responding to the notice of infraction and the procedures necessary to exercise these options; or

        (3) Fails to depart the bus or other mode of public transportation when requested to do so by a person designated to monitor fare payment.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 35.58 RCW to read as follows:

        The powers and authority conferred by sections 1 through 3 of this act shall be construed as in addition and supplemental to powers or authority conferred by any other law, and nothing contained therein shall be construed as limiting any other powers or authority of any public agency.


        Sec. 5. RCW 35.58.020 and 1982 c 103 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

        The definitions set forth in this section apply throughout this chapter.

        (1) "Metropolitan municipal corporation" means a municipal corporation of the state of Washington created pursuant to this chapter, or a county which has by ordinance or resolution assumed the rights, powers, functions, and obligations of a metropolitan municipal corporation pursuant to the provisions of chapter 36.56 RCW.

        (2) "Metropolitan area" means the area contained within the boundaries of a metropolitan municipal corporation, or within the boundaries of an area proposed to be organized as such a corporation.

        (3) "City" means an incorporated city or town.

        (4) "Component city" means an incorporated city or town within a metropolitan area.

        (5) "Component county" means a county, all or part of which is included within a metropolitan area.

        (6) "Central city" means the city with the largest population in a metropolitan area.

        (7) "Central county" means the county containing the city with the largest population in a metropolitan area.

        (8) "Special district" means any municipal corporation of the state of Washington other than a city, county, or metropolitan municipal corporation.

        (9) "Metropolitan council" means the legislative body of a metropolitan municipal corporation, or the legislative body of a county which has by ordinance or resolution assumed the rights, powers, functions, and obligations of a metropolitan municipal corporation pursuant to the provisions of chapter 36.56 RCW.

        (10) "City council" means the legislative body of any city or town.

        (11) "Population" means the number of residents as shown by the figures released for the most recent official state, federal, or county census, or population determination made under the direction of the office of financial management.

        (12) "Metropolitan function" means any of the functions of government named in RCW 35.58.050.

        (13) "Authorized metropolitan function" means a metropolitan function which a metropolitan municipal corporation shall have been authorized to perform in the manner provided in this chapter.

        (14) "Metropolitan public transportation" or "metropolitan transportation" for the purposes of this chapter means the transportation of packages, passengers, and their incidental baggage by means other than by chartered bus, sightseeing bus, or any other motor vehicle not on an individual fare-paying basis, together with the necessary passenger terminals and parking facilities or other properties necessary for passenger and vehicular access to and from such people-moving systems: PROVIDED, That nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit a metropolitan municipal corporation from leasing its buses to private certified carriers; to prohibit a metropolitan municipal corporation from providing school bus service for the transportation of pupils; or to prohibit a metropolitan municipal corporation from chartering an electric streetcar on rails which it operates entirely within a city.

        (15) "Pollution" has the meaning given in RCW 90.48.020.

        (16) "Proof of payment" means evidence of fare prepayment authorized by a metropolitan municipal corporation or a city-owned transit system for the use of buses or other modes of public transportation.

        (17) "City-owned transit system" means a system of public transportation owned or operated, including contracts for the services of a publicly owned or operated system of transportation, by a city that is not located within the boundaries of a metropolitan municipal corporation, county transportation authority, or public transportation benefit area.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 36.57A RCW to read as follows:

        (1) Persons traveling on public transportation operated by a public transportation benefit area shall pay the fare established by the public transportation benefit area. Such persons shall produce proof of payment when requested by a person designated to monitor fare payment.

        (2) The following constitute civil infractions punishable according to the schedule of fines and penalties established by a public transportation benefit area under section 7 of this act:

        (a) Failure to pay the required fare;

        (b) Failure to display proof of payment when requested to do so by a person designated to monitor fare payment; and

        (c) Failure to depart the bus or other mode of public transportation when requested to do so by a person designated to monitor fare payment.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 36.57A RCW to read as follows:

        (1) A public transportation benefit area may establish, by resolution, a schedule of fines and penalties for civil infractions established in section 6 of this act. Fines established shall not exceed those imposed for class 1 infractions under RCW 7.80.120.

        (2)(a) A public transportation benefit area may designate persons to monitor fare payment who are equivalent to, and are authorized to exercise all the powers of, an enforcement officer as defined in RCW 7.80.040. A public transportation benefit area may employ personnel to either monitor fare payment or contract for such services, or both.

        (b) In addition to the specific powers granted to enforcement officers under RCW 7.80.050 and 7.80.060, persons designated to monitor fare payment may also take the following actions:

        (i) Request proof of payment from passengers;

        (ii) Request personal identification from a passenger who does not produce proof of payment when requested;

        (iii) Issue a citation conforming to the requirements established in RCW 7.80.070; and

        (iv) Request that a passenger leave the bus or other mode of public transportation when the passenger has not produced proof of payment after being asked to do so by a person designated to monitor fare payment.

        (3) A public transportation benefit area shall keep records of citations in the manner prescribed by RCW 7.80.150. All civil infractions established by this section and sections 6 and 8 of this act shall be heard and determined by a district court as provided in RCW 7.80.010 (1) and (4).


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. A new section is added to chapter 36.57A RCW to read as follows:

        Sections 6 and 7 of this act do not prevent law enforcement authorities from prosecuting for theft, trespass, or other charges by any individual who:

        (1) Fails to pay the required fare on more than one occasion within a twelve-month period;

        (2) Fails to timely select one of the options for responding to the notice of civil infraction after receiving a statement of the options for responding to the notice of infraction and the procedures necessary to exercise these options; or

        (3) Fails to depart the bus or other mode of public transportation when requested to do so by a person designated to monitor fare payment.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 9. A new section is added to chapter 36.57A RCW to read as follows:


        The powers and authority conferred by sections 6 through 8 of this act shall be construed as in addition and supplemental to powers or authority conferred by any other law, and nothing contained therein shall be construed as limiting any other powers or authority of any public agency.


        Sec. 10. RCW 36.57A.010 and 2003 c 83 s 209 are each amended to read as follows:

        The definitions set forth in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

        (1) "Public transportation benefit area" means a municipal corporation of the state of Washington created pursuant to this chapter.

        (2) "Public transportation benefit area authority" or "authority" means the legislative body of a public transportation benefit area.

        (3) "City" means an incorporated city or town.

        (4) "Component city" means an incorporated city or town within a public transportation benefit area.

        (5) "City council" means the legislative body of any city or town.

        (6) "County legislative authority" means the board of county commissioners or the county council.

        (7) "Population" means the number of residents as shown by the figures released for the most recent official state, federal, or county census, or population determination made by the office of financial management.

        (8) "Proof of payment" means evidence of fare prepayment authorized by a public transportation benefit area for the use of buses or other modes of public transportation.

        (9) "Public transportation service" means the transportation of packages, passengers, and their incidental baggage by means other than by chartered bus, sight-seeing bus, together with the necessary passenger terminals and parking facilities or other properties necessary for passenger and vehicular access to and from such people moving systems: PROVIDED, That nothing shall prohibit an authority from leasing its buses to private certified carriers or prohibit the authority from providing school bus service. "Public transportation service" includes passenger-only ferry service for those public transportation benefit areas eligible to provide passenger-only ferry service under RCW 36.57A.200.

        (((9))) (10) "Public transportation improvement conference" or "conference" means the body established pursuant to RCW 36.57A.020 which shall be authorized to establish, subject to the provisions of RCW 36.57A.030, a public transportation benefit area pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.


        NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. The code reviser shall alphabetize and renumber the definitions in RCW 35.58.020 and 36.57A.010."


        On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "fares;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 35.58.020 and 36.57A.010; adding new sections to chapter 35.58 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 36.57A RCW; creating a new section; and prescribing penalties."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2480 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


       Representatives Clibborn and Ericksen spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2480, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2480, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 86, Nays - 8, Absent - 0, Excused - 4.

       Voting yea: Representatives Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Blake, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hankins, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kristiansen, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McCune, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, Newhouse, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Santos, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Smith, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Warnick, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 86.

       Voting nay: Representatives Campbell, Crouse, Ericksen, Kretz, Schindler, Schmick, Sump and Walsh - 8.

       Excused: Representatives Eickmeyer, Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 4.

  

       ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2480, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2482 with the following amendment:


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "Sec. 1. RCW 35.21.005 and 2003 c 331 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:


        Wherever in this title petitions are required to be signed and filed, the following rules shall govern the sufficiency thereof:

        (1) A petition may include any page or group of pages containing an identical text or prayer intended by the circulators, signers or sponsors to be presented and considered as one petition and containing the following essential elements when applicable, except that the elements referred to in (d) and (e) of this subsection are essential for petitions referring or initiating legislative matters to the voters, but are directory as to other petitions:

        (a) The text or prayer of the petition which shall be a concise statement of the action or relief sought by petitioners and shall include a reference to the applicable state statute or city ordinance, if any;

        (b) If the petition initiates or refers an ordinance, a true copy thereof;

        (c) If the petition seeks the annexation, incorporation, withdrawal, or reduction of an area for any purpose, an accurate legal description of the area proposed for such action and if practical, a map of the area;

        (d) Numbered lines for signatures with space provided beside each signature for the name and address of the signer and the date of signing;

        (e) The warning statement prescribed in subsection (2) of this section.

        (2) Petitions shall be printed or typed on single sheets of white paper of good quality and each sheet of petition paper having a space thereon for signatures shall contain the text or prayer of the petition and the following warning:


WARNING

 

Every person who signs this petition with any other than his or her true name, or who knowingly signs more than one of these petitions, or signs a petition seeking an election when he or she is not a legal voter, or signs a petition when he or she is otherwise not qualified to sign, or who makes herein any false statement, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


        Each signature shall be executed in ink or indelible pencil and shall be followed by the name and address of the signer and the date of signing.

        (3) The term "signer" means any person who signs his or her own name to the petition.

        (4) To be sufficient a petition must contain valid signatures of qualified registered voters or property owners, as the case may be, in the number required by the applicable statute or ordinance. Within three working days after the filing of a petition, the officer with whom the petition is filed shall transmit the petition to the county auditor for petitions signed by registered voters, or to the county assessor for petitions signed by property owners for determination of sufficiency. The officer or officers whose duty it is to determine the sufficiency of the petition shall proceed to make such a determination with reasonable promptness and shall file with the officer receiving the petition for filing a certificate stating the date upon which such determination was begun, which date shall be referred to as the terminal date. Additional pages of one or more signatures may be added to the petition by filing the same with the appropriate filing officer prior to such terminal date. Any signer of a filed petition may withdraw his or her signature by a written request for withdrawal filed with the receiving officer prior to such terminal date. Such written request shall so sufficiently describe the petition as to make identification of the person and the petition certain. The name of any person seeking to withdraw shall be signed exactly the same as contained on the petition and, after the filing of such request for withdrawal, prior to the terminal date, the signature of any person seeking such withdrawal shall be deemed withdrawn.

        (5) Petitions containing the required number of signatures shall be accepted as prima facie valid until their invalidity has been proved.

        (6) A variation on petitions between the signatures on the petition and that on the voter's permanent registration caused by the substitution of initials instead of the first or middle names, or both, shall not invalidate the signature on the petition if the surname and handwriting are the same.

        (7) Signatures, including the original, of any person who has signed a petition two or more times shall be stricken.

        (8) Signatures followed by a date of signing which is more than six months prior to the date of filing of the petition shall be stricken.

        (9) When petitions are required to be signed by the owners of property, the determination shall be made by the county assessor. Where validation of signatures to the petition is required, the following shall apply:

        (a) The signature of a record owner, as determined by the records of the county auditor, shall be sufficient without the signature of his or her spouse;

        (b) In the case of mortgaged property, the signature of the mortgagor shall be sufficient, without the signature of his or her spouse;

        (c) In the case of property purchased on contract, the signature of the contract purchaser, as shown by the records of the county auditor, shall be deemed sufficient, without the signature of his or her spouse;

        (d) Any officer of a corporation owning land within the area involved who is duly authorized to execute deeds or encumbrances on behalf of the corporation, may sign on behalf of such corporation, and shall attach to the petition a certified excerpt from the bylaws of such corporation showing such authority;

        (e) When the petition seeks annexation, any officer of a corporation owning land within the area involved, who is duly authorized to execute deeds or encumbrances on behalf of the corporation, may sign under oath on behalf of such corporation. If an officer signs the petition, he or she must attach an affidavit stating that he or she is duly authorized to sign the petition on behalf of such corporation;

        (f) When property stands in the name of a deceased person or any person for whom a guardian has been appointed, the signature of the executor, administrator, or guardian, as the case may be, shall be equivalent to the signature of the owner of the property; and

        (((f))) (g) When a parcel of property is owned by multiple owners, the signature of an owner designated by the multiple owners is sufficient.

        (10) The officer or officers responsible for determining the sufficiency of the petition shall do so in writing and transmit the written certificate to the officer with whom the petition was originally filed.


        Sec. 2. RCW 35A.01.040 and 2003 c 331 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

        Wherever in this title petitions are required to be signed and filed, the following rules shall govern the sufficiency thereof:

        (1) A petition may include any page or group of pages containing an identical text or prayer intended by the circulators, signers or sponsors to be presented and considered as one petition and containing the following essential elements when applicable, except that the elements referred to in (d) and (e) of this subsection are essential for petitions referring or initiating legislative matters to the voters, but are directory as to other petitions:

        (a) The text or prayer of the petition which shall be a concise statement of the action or relief sought by petitioners and shall include a reference to the applicable state statute or city ordinance, if any;

        (b) If the petition initiates or refers an ordinance, a true copy thereof;

        (c) If the petition seeks the annexation, incorporation, withdrawal, or reduction of an area for any purpose, an accurate legal description of the area proposed for such action and if practical, a map of the area;

        (d) Numbered lines for signatures with space provided beside each signature for the name and address of the signer and the date of signing;

        (e) The warning statement prescribed in subsection (2) of this section.

        (2) Petitions shall be printed or typed on single sheets of white paper of good quality and each sheet of petition paper having a space thereon for signatures shall contain the text or prayer of the petition and the following warning:


WARNING

 

Every person who signs this petition with any other than his or her true name, or who knowingly signs more than one of these petitions, or signs a petition seeking an election when he or she is not a legal voter, or signs a petition when he or she is otherwise not qualified to sign, or who makes herein any false statement, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.


        Each signature shall be executed in ink or indelible pencil and shall be followed by the name and address of the signer and the date of signing.

        (3) The term "signer" means any person who signs his or her own name to the petition.

        (4) To be sufficient a petition must contain valid signatures of qualified registered voters or property owners, as the case may be, in the number required by the applicable statute or ordinance. Within three working days after the filing of a petition, the officer with whom the petition is filed shall transmit the petition to the county auditor for petitions signed by registered voters, or to the county assessor for petitions signed by property owners for determination of sufficiency. The officer or officers whose duty it is to determine the sufficiency of the petition shall proceed to make such a determination with reasonable promptness and shall file with the officer receiving the petition for filing a certificate stating the date upon which such determination was begun, which date shall be referred to as the terminal date. Additional pages of one or more signatures may be added to the petition by filing the same with the appropriate filing officer prior to such terminal date. Any signer of a filed petition may withdraw his or her signature by a written request for withdrawal filed with the receiving officer prior to such terminal date. Such written request shall so sufficiently describe the petition as to make identification of the person and the petition certain. The name of any person seeking to withdraw shall be signed exactly the same as contained on the petition and, after the filing of such request for withdrawal, prior to the terminal date, the signature of any person seeking such withdrawal shall be deemed withdrawn.

        (5) Petitions containing the required number of signatures shall be accepted as prima facie valid until their invalidity has been proved.

        (6) A variation on petitions between the signatures on the petition and that on the voter's permanent registration caused by the substitution of initials instead of the first or middle names, or both, shall not invalidate the signature on the petition if the surname and handwriting are the same.

        (7) Signatures, including the original, of any person who has signed a petition two or more times shall be stricken.

        (8) Signatures followed by a date of signing which is more than six months prior to the date of filing of the petition shall be stricken.

        (9) When petitions are required to be signed by the owners of property, the determination shall be made by the county assessor. Where validation of signatures to the petition is required, the following shall apply:

        (a) The signature of a record owner, as determined by the records of the county auditor, shall be sufficient without the signature of his or her spouse;

        (b) In the case of mortgaged property, the signature of the mortgagor shall be sufficient, without the signature of his or her spouse;

        (c) In the case of property purchased on contract, the signature of the contract purchaser, as shown by the records of the county auditor, shall be deemed sufficient, without the signature of his or her spouse;

        (d) Any officer of a corporation owning land within the area involved who is duly authorized to execute deeds or encumbrances on behalf of the corporation, may sign on behalf of such corporation, and shall attach to the petition a certified excerpt from the bylaws of such corporation showing such authority;

        (e) When the petition seeks annexation, any officer of a corporation owning land within the area involved, who is duly authorized to execute deeds or encumbrances on behalf of the corporation, may sign under oath on behalf of such corporation. If an officer signs the petition, he or she must attach an affidavit stating that he or she is duly authorized to sign the petition on behalf of such corporation;

        (f) When property stands in the name of a deceased person or any person for whom a guardian has been appointed, the signature of the executor, administrator, or guardian, as the case may be, shall be equivalent to the signature of the owner of the property; and

        (((f))) (g) When a parcel of property is owned by multiple owners, the signature of an owner designated by the multiple owners is sufficient.

        (10) The officer or officers responsible for determining the sufficiency of the petition shall do so in writing and transmit the written certificate to the officer with whom the petition was originally filed."


        On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "annexation;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 35.21.005 and 35A.01.040."


and the same is herewith transmitted.

Thomas Hoemann, Secretary


SENATE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL


       There being no objection, the House concurred in the Senate amendment to SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2482 and advanced the bill as amended by the Senate to final passage.


FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE BILL

AS SENATE AMENDED


       Representatives Moeller and Warnick spoke in favor of the passage of the bill.


       The Speaker (Representative Morris presiding) stated the question before the House to be the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2482, as amended by the Senate.


ROLL CALL


       The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 2482, 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, Appleton, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Blake, Campbell, Chandler, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Condotta, Conway, Crouse, Darneille, DeBolt, Dickerson, Dunn, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Ericksen, Flannigan, Fromhold, Goodman, Grant, Green, Haigh, Haler, Hankins, Hasegawa, Herrera, Hinkle, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jarrett, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Kretz, Kristiansen, Lantz, Liias, Linville, Loomis, McCoy, McCune, McDonald, McIntire, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, Newhouse, O'Brien, Orcutt, Ormsby, Pearson, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Quall, Roach, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Ross, Santos, Schindler, Schmick, Schual-Berke, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Smith, Sommers, Springer, Sullivan, Sump, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, Warnick, Wood and Mr. Speaker - 94.

       Excused: Representatives Eickmeyer, Hailey, Skinner and Williams - 4.

  

       SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2482, as amended by the Senate, having received the necessary constitutional majority, was declared passed.


MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE

March 7, 2008

Mr. Speaker:


       The Senate has passed SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2551 with the following amendment:

Format change to accommodate amendment/table


        Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


        "Sec. 1. RCW 13.40.0357 and 2007 c 199 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:


DESCRIPTION AND OFFENSE CATEGORY

juvenile

disposition

offense

category

description (rcw citation)

juvenile disposition

category for

attempt, bailjump,

conspiracy, or

solicitation

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

 

Arson and Malicious Mischief

 

A

Arson 1 (9A.48.020)

B +

 

B

Arson 2 (9A.48.030)

C

 

C

Reckless Burning 1 (9A.48.040)

D

 

D

Reckless Burning 2 (9A.48.050)

E

 

B

Malicious Mischief 1 (9A.48.070)

C

 

C

Malicious Mischief 2 (9A.48.080)

D

 

D

Malicious Mischief 3 (9A.48.090(2) (a) and

(c))

E

 

E

Malicious Mischief 3 (9A.48.090(2)(b))

E

 

E

Tampering with Fire Alarm Apparatus

(9.40.100)

E

 

E

Tampering with Fire Alarm Apparatus with

Intent to Commit Arson (9.40.105)

E

 

A

Possession of Incendiary Device (9.40.120)

B +

 

 

Assault and Other Crimes Involving

Physical Harm

 

 

A

Assault 1 (9A.36.011)

B +

 

B +

Assault 2 (9A.36.021)

C +

 

C +

Assault 3 (9A.36.031)

D +

 

D +

Assault 4 (9A.36.041)

E

 

B +

Drive-By Shooting (9A.36.045)

C +

 

D +

Reckless Endangerment (9A.36.050)

E

 

C +

Promoting Suicide Attempt (9A.36.060)

D +

 

D +

Coercion (9A.36.070)

E

 

C +

Custodial Assault (9A.36.100)

D +

 

 

Burglary and Trespass

 

 

B +

Burglary 1 (9A.52.020)

C +

 

B

Residential Burglary (9A.52.025)

C

 

B

Burglary 2 (9A.52.030)

C

 

D

Burglary Tools (Possession of) (9A.52.060)

E

 

D

Criminal Trespass 1 (9A.52.070)

E

 

E

Criminal Trespass 2 (9A.52.080)

E

 

C

Mineral Trespass (78.44.330)

C

 

C

Vehicle Prowling 1 (9A.52.095)

D

 

D

Vehicle Prowling 2 (9A.52.100)

E

 

 

Drugs

 

 

E

Possession/Consumption of Alcohol

(66.44.270)

E

 

C

Illegally Obtaining Legend Drug

(69.41.020)

D

 

C +

Sale, Delivery, Possession of Legend Drug

with Intent to Sell (69.41.030(2)(a))

D +

 

E

Possession of Legend Drug

(69.41.030(2)(b))

E

 

B +

Violation of Uniform Controlled Substances

Act - Narcotic, Methamphetamine, or

Flunitrazepam Sale (69.50.401(2) (a) or

(b))

B +

 

C

Violation of Uniform Controlled Substances

Act - Nonnarcotic Sale (69.50.401(2)(c))

C

 

E

Possession of Marihuana <40 grams

(69.50.4014)

E

 

C

Fraudulently Obtaining Controlled

Substance (69.50.403)

C

 

C +

Sale of Controlled Substance for Profit

(69.50.410)

C +

 

E

Unlawful Inhalation (9.47A.020)

E

 

B

Violation of Uniform Controlled Substances

Act - Narcotic, Methamphetamine, or

Flunitrazepam Counterfeit Substances

(69.50.4011(2) (a) or (b))

B

 

C

Violation of Uniform Controlled Substances

Act - Nonnarcotic Counterfeit Substances

(69.50.4011(2) (c), (d), or (e))

C

 

C

Violation of Uniform Controlled Substances

Act - Possession of a Controlled Substance

(69.50.4013)

C

 

C

Violation of Uniform Controlled Substances

Act - Possession of a Controlled Substance

(69.50.4012)

C

 

 

Firearms and Weapons

 

 

B

Theft of Firearm (9A.56.300)

C

 

B

Possession of Stolen Firearm (9A.56.310)

C

 

E

Carrying Loaded Pistol Without Permit

(9.41.050)

E

 

C

Possession of Firearms by Minor (<18)

(9.41.040(2)(a)(iii))

C

 

D +

Possession of Dangerous Weapon

(9.41.250)

E

 

D

Intimidating Another Person by use of

Weapon (9.41.270)

E

 

 

Homicide

 

 

A +

Murder 1 (9A.32.030)

A

 

A +

Murder 2 (9A.32.050)

B +

 

B +

Manslaughter 1 (9A.32.060)

C +

 

C +

Manslaughter 2 (9A.32.070)

D +

 

B +

Vehicular Homicide (46.61.520)

C +

 

 

Kidnapping

 

 

A

Kidnap 1 (9A.40.020)

B +

 

B +

Kidnap 2 (9A.40.030)

C +

 

C +

Unlawful Imprisonment (9A.40.040)

D +

 

 

Obstructing Governmental Operation

 

 

D

Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer

(9A.76.020)

E

 

E

Resisting Arrest (9A.76.040)

E

 

B

Introducing Contraband 1 (9A.76.140)

C

 

C

Introducing Contraband 2 (9A.76.150)

D

 

E

Introducing Contraband 3 (9A.76.160)

E

 

B +

Intimidating a Public Servant (9A.76.180)

C +

 

B +

Intimidating a Witness (9A.72.110)

C +

 

 

Public Disturbance

 

 

C +

Riot with Weapon (9A.84.010(2)(b))

D +

 

D +

Riot Without Weapon (9A.84.010(2)(a))

E

 

E

Failure to Disperse (9A.84.020)

E

 

E

Disorderly Conduct (9A.84.030)

E

 

 

Sex Crimes

 

 

A

Rape 1 (9A.44.040)

B +

 

A-

Rape 2 (9A.44.050)

B +

 

C +

Rape 3 (9A.44.060)

D +

 

A-

Rape of a Child 1 (9A.44.073)

B +

 

B +

Rape of a Child 2 (9A.44.076)

C +

 

B

Incest 1 (9A.64.020(1))

C

 

C

Incest 2 (9A.64.020(2))

D

 

D +

Indecent Exposure (Victim <14)

(9A.88.010)

E

 

E

Indecent Exposure (Victim 14 or over)

(9A.88.010)

E

 

B +

Promoting Prostitution 1 (9A.88.070)

C +

 

C +

Promoting Prostitution 2 (9A.88.080)

D +

 

E

O & A (Prostitution) (9A.88.030)

E

 

B +

Indecent Liberties (9A.44.100)

C +

 

A-

Child Molestation 1 (9A.44.083)

B +

 

B

Child Molestation 2 (9A.44.086)

C +

 

 

Theft, Robbery, Extortion, and Forgery

 

 

B