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                         SENATE BILL 6004



State of Washington      55th Legislature     1997 Regular Session


By Senators Wood, Bauer, Winsley, Jacobsen and Kohl


Read first time 02/25/97.  Referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

Creating the K-20 education technology revolving fund.

    AN ACT Relating to creating the education technology revolving fund; amending RCW 28D.02.060; adding a new section to chapter 28D.02 RCW; and declaring an emergency.




    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 28D.02 RCW to read as follows:

    (1) The education technology revolving fund is created in the custody of the state treasurer.  All receipts from billings under subsection (2) of this section must be deposited in the revolving fund.  Only the director of the department of information services or the director's designee may authorize expenditures from the fund.  The revolving fund shall be used only to pay for the acquisition of equipment, software, supplies, and services, and other costs incidental to the acquisition, development, operation, and administration of shared educational information technology services, telecommunications, and systems.  The revolving fund shall not be used for the acquisition, maintenance, or operations of local networks or on-premises equipment specific to a particular institution or group of institutions.

    (2) The revolving fund and all disbursements from the revolving fund are subject to the allotment procedure under chapter 43.88 RCW, but an appropriation is not required for expenditures.  The department of information services shall, in consultation with entities connected to the network under RCW 28D.02.070 and subject to the review and approval of the office financial management, establish and implement a billing structure to assure that all network users pay an equitable share of the costs in relation to their usage of the network.


    Sec. 2.  RCW 28D.02.060 and 1996 c 137 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

    The K-20 technology account is hereby created in the state treasury.  The department of information services shall deposit into the account ((all)) moneys received from legislative appropriations, gifts, grants, and endowments for the K-20 telecommunication system.  The account shall be subject to appropriation and may be expended solely for the K-20 telecommunication system approved by the committee under RCW 28D.02.010.  Disbursements from the account shall be on authorization of the director of the department of information services with approval of the committee under RCW 28D.02.010.


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


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