SSB 5883

This analysis was prepared by non-partisan legislative staff for the use of legislative members in their deliberations. This analysis is not a part of the legislation nor does it constitute a statement of legislative intent.

As Passed Senate, June 30, 2017

Title: An act relating to fiscal matters.

Brief Description: Making operating appropriations for the 2015-2017 and 2017-2019 fiscal biennia.

Sponsors: Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senator Braun).

Brief History:

Committee Activity: Ways & Means: 6/30/17 [DPS, w/oRec].

Floor Activity:

Third Special Session: Passed Senate: 6/30/17, 39-10.

Brief Summary of Substitute Bill

  • Makes biennial operating budget appropriations for the 2017-19 biennium and makes supplemental budget appropriations for the 2015-17 biennium.


Majority Report: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 5883 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass.

Signed by Senators Braun, Chair; Brown, Vice Chair; Rossi, Vice Chair; Honeyford, Vice Chair, Capital Budget ; Ranker, Ranking Minority Member; Rolfes, Assistant Ranking Minority Member, Operating Budget; Bailey, Becker, Billig, Conway, Darneille, Fain, Miloscia, Pedersen, Rivers, Schoesler, Warnick and Zeiger.

Minority Report: That it be referred without recommendation.

Signed by Senators Carlyle, Hasegawa, Keiser and Padden.

Staff: Julie Murray (786-7711)

Background: The operating expenses of state government and its agencies and programs are funded on a biennial basis by an Omnibus Operating Budget adopted by the Legislature in odd-numbered years. State operating expenses are paid from the state general fund and from various dedicated funds and accounts.

Summary of Substitute Bill: Biennial appropriations for the 2017-19 fiscal biennium for the various agencies and programs of the state are enacted, including appropriations for general government agencies, human services programs, natural resources agencies, and education institutions. In addition, supplemental operating appropriations are made for the 2015-2017 fiscal biennium.

Budget summary materials are available online at under the Budget Bills & Documents header (Operating Budget).

Appropriation: Various.

Fiscal Note: Not requested.

Creates Committee/Commission/Task Force that includes Legislative members: No.

Effective Date: The bill contains an emergency clause and takes effect immediately.

Staff Summary of Public Testimony (Third Special Session 2017): No public hearing was held.

Persons Testifying: N/A.

Persons Signed In To Testify But Not Testifying: N/A.