CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT

 

             ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6153

 

 

 

 

                        57th Legislature

                  2001 Second Special Session

 

Passed by the Senate June 20, 2001

  YEAS 26   NAYS 14

 

 

 

President of the Senate

 

Passed by the House June 15, 2001

  YEAS 50   NAYS 44

             CERTIFICATE

 

I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is  ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6153 as passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on the dates hereon set forth.

 

 

 

Speaker of the

      House of Representatives

                            Secretary

 

 

 

 

Speaker of the

      House of Representatives

 

 

Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.   

                                FILED

          

 

 

Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington


          _______________________________________________

 

               ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 6153

          _______________________________________________

 

                      AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

           Passed Legislature - 2001 2nd Special Session

 

State of Washington   57th Legislature        2001 Regular Session

 

By Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senator Brown)

 

READ FIRST TIME 06/08/2001.

Making 2001-03 operating appropriations.      


    AN ACT Relating to fiscal matters; amending RCW 43.320.110, 76.12.110, 49.70.170, 43.08.250, 82.14.310, 43.72.902, 43.79.465, 46.10.040, 72.11.040, 69.50.520, 79A.05.070, and 70.146.030; amending 2000 2nd sp.s. c 1 s 603 (uncodified); creating new sections; making appropriations; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  (1) A budget is hereby adopted and, subject to the provisions set forth in the following sections, the several amounts specified in parts I through VIII of this act, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to accomplish the purposes designated, are hereby appropriated and authorized to be incurred for salaries, wages, and other expenses of the agencies and offices of the state and for other specified purposes for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2001, and ending June 30, 2003, except as otherwise provided, out of the several funds of the state hereinafter named.

    (2) Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this act.

    (a) "Fiscal year 2002" or "FY 2002" means the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002.

    (b) "Fiscal year 2003" or "FY 2003" means the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003.

    (c) "FTE" means full time equivalent.

    (d) "Lapse" or "revert" means the amount shall return to an unappropriated status.

    (e) "Provided solely" means the specified amount may be spent only for the specified purpose.  Unless otherwise specifically authorized in this act, any portion of an amount provided solely for a specified purpose which is unnecessary to fulfill the specified purpose shall lapse.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.  If at any time during the 2001-2003 fiscal biennium the state general fund is projected to have a cash deficit as defined by RCW 43.88.050:

    (1) The governor shall first exercise his or her authority to make across the board allotment reductions pursuant to RCW 43.88.110.

    (2) The governor, in preparing any supplemental budget requests, after making any program reductions, shall first propose expenditure of emergency reserve funds to respond to any remaining general fund cash deficit prior to proposing any general fund tax increase.

    (3) The legislature, in adopting any supplemental budget, after making any program reductions, shall first make appropriations from the emergency reserve fund to respond to any remaining general fund cash deficit prior to authorizing any general fund tax increase.

 

                              PART I

                        GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 101.  FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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

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

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account‑-

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 102.  FOR THE SENATE

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

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

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account‑-

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 103.  FOR THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMITTEE

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

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

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

 

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

    (1) $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the joint legislative audit and review committee to conduct an evaluation of the client outcomes of the high school transition program operated by the department of social and health services division of developmental disabilities.  The study shall identify the different approaches that have been used in providing transition services and whether some approaches are more or less successful in helping young adults with developmental disabilities achieve greater levels of independence.  The study shall evaluate how transition programs reduce the level of support provided to clients as they achieve greater levels of independence, and shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2002.

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

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

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

    (a) Community supervision activities performed by the department;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 104.  FOR THE LEGISLATIVE EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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

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

Public Works Assistance Account‑-State

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 105.  FOR THE OFFICE OF THE STATE ACTUARY

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account‑-

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

 

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 106.  FOR THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE SYSTEMS COMMITTEE

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 107.  FOR THE STATUTE LAW COMMITTEE

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

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

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

 

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 108.  LEGISLATIVE AGENCIES.  In order to achieve operating efficiencies within the financial resources available to the legislative branch, the executive rules committee of the house of representatives and the facilities and operations committee of the senate by joint action may transfer funds among the house of representatives, senate, joint legislative audit and review committee, legislative evaluation and accountability program committee, legislative transportation committee, office of the state actuary, joint legislative systems committee, and statute law committee.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 109.  FOR THE SUPREME COURT

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 110.  FOR THE LAW LIBRARY

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 111.  FOR THE COURT OF APPEALS

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 112.  FOR THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 113.  FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE COURTS

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

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

Public Safety and Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       29,634,000

Judicial Information Systems Account‑-State

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

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

 

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

    (1) Funding provided in the judicial information systems account appropriation shall be used for the operations and maintenance of technology systems that improve services provided by the supreme court, the court of appeals, the office of public defense, and the administrator for the courts.

    (2) No moneys appropriated in this section may be expended by the administrator for the courts for payments in excess of fifty percent of the employer contribution on behalf of superior court judges for insurance and health care plans and federal social security and medicare and medical aid benefits.  As required by Article IV, section 13 of the state Constitution and 1996 Attorney General's Opinion No. 2, it is the intent of the legislature that the costs of these employer contributions shall be shared equally between the state and county or counties in which the judges serve.  The administrator for the courts shall continue to implement procedures for the collection and disbursement of these employer contributions.  During each fiscal year in the 2001-03 biennium, the office of the administrator for the courts shall send written notice to the office of community development in the department of community, trade, and economic development when each county pays its fifty percent share for the year.

    (3) $223,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the gender and justice commission.

    (4) $308,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the minority and justice commission.

    (5) $278,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $285,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $263,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation are provided solely for the workload associated with tax warrants and other state cases filed in Thurston county.

    (6) $750,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $750,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for court-appointed special advocates in dependency matters.  The administrator for the courts, after consulting with the association of juvenile court administrators and the association of court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem programs, shall distribute the funds to volunteer court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem programs.  The distribution of funding shall be based on the number of children who need volunteer court-appointed special advocate representation and shall be equally accessible to all volunteer court-appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem programs.  The administrator for the courts shall not retain more than six percent of total funding to cover administrative or any other agency costs.

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

    (8) $1,618,000 of the public safety and education account‑-state appropriation is provided solely for increases for juror pay.  The office of the administrator for the courts may contract with local governments to provide additional juror pay.  The contract shall provide that the local government is responsible for the first ten dollars of juror compensation for each day or partial day of jury service, and the state shall reimburse the local government for any additional compensation, excluding the first day, up to a maximum of fifteen dollars per day.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 114.  FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENSE

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

Public Safety and Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       12,626,000

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

 

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

    (1) $233,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to increase the reimbursement for private attorneys providing constitutionally mandated indigent defense in nondeath penalty cases.

    (2) $51,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 303, Laws of 1999 (court funding).

    (3) Amounts provided from the public safety and education account appropriation in this section include funding for investigative services in death penalty personal restraint petitions.

    (4) The entire general fund‑-state appropriation is provided solely for the continuation of a dependency and termination legal representation funding pilot program.

    (a) The goal of the pilot program shall be to enhance the quality of legal representation in dependency and termination hearings, thereby reducing the number of continuances requested by contract attorneys, including those based on the unavailability of defense counsel.  To meet the goal, the pilot shall include the following components:

    (i) A maximum caseload requirement of 90 dependency and termination cases per full-time attorney;

    (ii) Implementation of enhanced defense attorney practice standards, including but not limited to those related to reasonable case preparation and the delivery of adequate client advice, as developed by Washington state public defense attorneys and included in the office of public defense December 1999 report Costs of Defense and Children's Representation in Dependency and Termination Hearings;

    (iii) Use of investigative and expert services in appropriate cases; and

    (iv) Effective implementation of indigency screening of all dependency and termination parents, guardians, and legal custodians represented by appointed counsel.

    (b) The pilot program shall be established in one eastern and one western Washington juvenile court.

    (c) The director shall contract for an independent evaluation of the pilot program benefits and costs.  A final evaluation shall be submitted to the governor and the fiscal committees of the legislature no later than February 1, 2002.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 115.  FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

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

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

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

Water Quality Account‑-State

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

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

 

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

    (1) $3,908,000 of the water quality account appropriation and $219,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation are provided solely for the Puget Sound water quality action team to implement the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items PSAT-01 through PSAT-05.

    (2) $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the salmon recovery office to support the efforts of the independent science panel.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 116.  FOR THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

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

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

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $          900,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 117.  FOR THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 118.  FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

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

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

Archives and Records Management Account‑-State

    Appropriation................................... $   7,295,000

Archives and Records Management Account‑-Private/

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

Department of Personnel Service Account

    Appropriation................................... $     719,000

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

 

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

    (1) $2,296,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely to reimburse counties for the state's share of primary and general election costs and the costs of conducting mandatory recounts on state measures.  Counties shall be reimbursed only for those odd-year election costs that the secretary of state validates as eligible for reimbursement.

    (2) $2,193,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $2,712,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the verification of initiative and referendum petitions, maintenance of related voter registration records, and the publication and distribution of the voters and candidates pamphlet.

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

    (4)(a) $1,944,004 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,986,772 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for contracting with a nonprofit organization to produce gavel-to-gavel television coverage of state government deliberations and other events of statewide significance during the 2001-2003 biennium.  An eligible nonprofit organization must be formed solely for the purpose of, and be experienced in, providing gavel-to-gavel television coverage of state government deliberations and other events of statewide significance and must have received a determination of tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the federal internal revenue code.  The funding level for each year of the contract shall be based on the amount provided in this subsection and adjusted to reflect the implicit price deflator for the previous year.  The nonprofit organization shall be required to raise contributions or commitments to make contributions, in cash or in kind, in an amount equal to forty percent of the state contribution.  The office of the secretary of state may make full or partial payment once all criteria in (a) and (b) of this subsection have been satisfactorily documented.

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

    (c) The nonprofit organization shall prepare an annual independent audit, an annual financial statement, and an annual report, including benchmarks that measure the success of the nonprofit organization in meeting the intent of the program.

    (d) No portion of any amounts disbursed pursuant to this subsection may be used, directly or indirectly, for any of the following purposes:

    (i) Attempting to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation by the legislature of the state of Washington, by any county, city, town, or other political subdivision of the state of Washington, or by the congress, or the adoption or rejection of any rule, standard, rate, or other legislative enactment of any state agency;

    (ii) Making contributions reportable under chapter 42.17 RCW; or

    (iii) Providing any: (A) Gift; (B) honoraria; or (C) travel, lodging, meals, or entertainment to a public officer or employee.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (7) $867,000 of the archives and records management account‑-state appropriation is provided solely for operation of the central microfilming bureau under RCW 40.14.020(8).

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 119.  FOR THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS

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

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

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $          551,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 120.  FOR THE COMMISSION ON ASIAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS

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

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

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $          466,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 121.  FOR THE STATE TREASURER

State Treasurer's Service Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       12,870,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 122.  FOR THE REDISTRICTING COMMISSION

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $          856,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $           20,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $          876,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  On January 1, 2003, any unspent portions of this appropriation shall be deposited in the common school construction fund.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 123.  FOR THE STATE AUDITOR

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

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

State Auditing Services Revolving Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       13,540,000

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

 

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

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

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

    (3) $300,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $300,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the state auditor to conduct performance audits of three governmental entities as demonstration audits for state and local government agencies.  Each audit shall include a financial history and shall identify and review performance measures, benchmarks, quality management practices, and efficiencies achieved.  The state auditor may contract for consulting services in completing these audits.  The state auditor shall report findings from these audits to the appropriate legislative committees by December 1, 2002.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 124.  FOR THE CITIZENS' COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS

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

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

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $          232,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 125.  FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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

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

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

Public Safety and Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,789,000

Tobacco Prevention and Control Account

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

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Account‑-State

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

Legal Services Revolving Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $      147,306,000

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

 

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

    (1) The attorney general shall report each fiscal year on actual legal services expenditures and actual attorney staffing levels for each agency receiving legal services.  The report shall be submitted to the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the senate and house of representatives no later than ninety days after the end of each fiscal year.

    (2) The attorney general and the office of financial management shall modify the attorney general billing system to meet the needs of user agencies for greater predictability, timeliness, and explanation of how legal services are being used by the agency.  The attorney general shall provide the following information each month to agencies receiving legal services:  (a) The full-time equivalent attorney services provided for the month; (b) the full-time equivalent investigator services provided for the month; (c) the full-time equivalent paralegal services provided for the month; and (d) direct legal costs, such as filing and docket fees, charged to the agency for the month.

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 126.  FOR THE CASELOAD FORECAST COUNCIL

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 127.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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

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

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

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

Public Safety and Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       10,300,000

Public Works Assistance Account‑-State

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

Film and Video Promotion Account‑-State

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

Building Code Council Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,061,000

Administrative Contingency Account‑-State

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

Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Account‑-State

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

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account‑-

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

Manufactured Home Installation Training Account‑-

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

Community Economic Development Account‑-

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

Washington Housing Trust Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        5,597,000

Public Facility Construction Loan Revolving

    Account‑-State Appropriation............... $          550,000

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (20) $120,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $120,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely as one-time pass-through funding to currently licensed overnight youth shelters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 128.  FOR THE ECONOMIC AND REVENUE FORECAST COUNCIL

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 129.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

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

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

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 23,657,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement

    Account‑‑State Appropriation............... $          229,000

State Auditing Services Revolving

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

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

 

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 130.  FOR THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

Administrative Hearings Revolving Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       21,938,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 131.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

Department of Personnel Service Account‑-State

    Appropriation................. ............ $       17,297,000

Higher Education Personnel Services Account‑-State

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

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

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The department of personnel may charge agencies through the data processing revolving account up to $561,000 in fiscal year 2002 to study the development of a new personnel and payroll system.  Funding to cover these expenses shall be realized from agency FICA savings associated with the pretax benefits contributions plans.  Funding is subject to section 902 of this act.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 132.  FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE LOTTERY

Lottery Administrative Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       22,130,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 133.  FOR THE COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS

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

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

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $          460,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 134.  FOR THE COMMISSION ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS

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

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

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $          420,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 135.  FOR THE PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD

Department of Personnel Service Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,679,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 136.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS‑-OPERATIONS

Dependent Care Administrative Account‑-State

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

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account‑-

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (7) $744,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account‑-state appropriation is provided solely to implement Second Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6166 (LEOFF restructuring).  If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 137.  FOR THE STATE INVESTMENT BOARD

State Investment Board Expense Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       12,876,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 138.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

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

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

Timber Tax Distribution Account‑-State

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

Waste Education/Recycling/Litter Control‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          101,000

State Toxics Control Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $           67,000

Oil Spill Administration Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $           14,000

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 139.  FOR THE BOARD OF TAX APPEALS

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 140.  FOR THE MUNICIPAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

City and Town Research Services Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $        3,814,000

County Research Services Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          761,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        4,575,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 141.  FOR THE OFFICE OF MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

OMWBE Enterprises Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,616,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 142.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

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

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

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

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

State Capitol Vehicle Parking Account‑-

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

General Administration Services Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       41,419,000

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

 

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 143.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES

Data Processing Revolving Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        3,706,000

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 144.  FOR THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

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

Insurance Commissioners Regulatory Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       29,053,000

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

 

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 145.  FOR THE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

Certified Public Accountants' Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,716,000

 

    The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $355,000 of the certified public accountants' account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5593 (public accountancy act).  If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, this amount shall lapse.  During fiscal years 2002 and 2003, the board is authorized to increase fees in excess of the fiscal growth factor pursuant to RCW 43.135.055.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 146.  FOR THE FORENSIC INVESTIGATION COUNCIL

Death Investigations Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          276,000

   

    The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $250,000 of the death investigation account appropriation is provided solely for providing financial assistance to local jurisdictions in multiple death investigations.  The forensic investigation council shall develop criteria for awarding these funds for multiple death investigations involving an unanticipated, extraordinary, and catastrophic event or those involving multiple jurisdictions.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 147.  FOR THE HORSE RACING COMMISSION

Horse Racing Commission Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        4,504,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 148.  FOR THE LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD

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

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

Liquor Control Board Construction and Maintenance

    Account‑-State Appropriation............... $        8,114,000

Liquor Revolving Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $      142,148,000

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

 

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

    (1) $1,573,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely for the agency information technology upgrade.  This amount provided in this subsection is conditioned upon satisfying the requirements of section 902 of this act.

    (2) $4,803,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely for the costs associated with the development and implementation of a merchandising business system.  Expenditures of any funds for this system are conditioned upon the approval of the merchandising business system's feasibility study by the information services board.  The amount provided in this subsection is also conditioned upon satisfying the requirements of section 902 of this act.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 149.  FOR THE UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

Public Service Revolving Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       27,108,000

Pipeline Safety Account‑-State

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

Pipeline Safety Account‑-Federal

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 150.  FOR THE BOARD FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

Volunteer Firefighters' Relief and Pension

Administrative Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          569,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 151.  FOR THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT

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

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

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

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

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

Disaster Response Account‑-State Appropriation. $          582,000

Disaster Response Account‑-Federal Appropriation $        3,392,000

Worker and Community Right to Know Fund‑‑State

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

Nisqually Earthquake Account‑‑State

    Appropriation.............................. $       37,884,000

Nisqually Earthquake Account‑‑Federal

    Appropriation.............................. $      157,795,000

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

 

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

    (1) $582,000 of the disaster response account‑-state appropriation is provided solely for the state share of response and recovery costs associated with federal emergency management agency (FEMA) disasters approved in the 1999-01 biennium budget.  The military department may, upon approval of the director of financial management, use portions of the disaster response account‑-state appropriation to offset costs of new disasters occurring before June 30, 2003.  The military department shall submit a report quarterly to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees detailing disaster costs, including:  (a) Estimates of total costs; (b) incremental changes from the previous estimate; (c) actual expenditures; (d) estimates of total remaining costs to be paid; and (d) estimates of future payments by biennium.  This information shall be displayed by individual disaster, by fund, and by type of assistance.  The military department shall also submit a report quarterly to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees detailing information on the disaster response account, including:  (a) The amount and type of deposits into the account; (b) the current available fund balance as of the reporting date; and (c) the projected fund balance at the end of the 2001-03 biennium based on current revenue and expenditure patterns.

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

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

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

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

    (6) $1,347,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account‑-state appropriation and $5,359,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account‑-federal appropriation are provided solely for mitigation costs associated with the earthquake for state and local agencies.  Of the amount from the Nisqually earthquake account‑-state appropriation, $898,000 is provided for the state matching share for state agencies and $449,000 is provided for one-half of the local matching share for local entities.  The amount provided for the local matching share constitutes a revenue distribution for purposes of RCW 43.135.060(1).

    (7) $35,163,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account‑-state appropriation and $148,575,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account‑-federal appropriation are provided solely for public assistance costs associated with the earthquake for state and local agencies.  Of the amount from the Nisqually earthquake account‑-state appropriation, $20,801,000 is provided for the state matching share for state agencies and $14,362,000 is provided for one-half of the local matching share for local entities.  The amount provided for the local matching share constitutes a revenue distribution for purposes of RCW 43.135.060(1).  Upon approval of the director of financial management, the military department may use portions of the Nisqually earthquake account‑-state appropriations to cover other response and recovery costs associated with the Nisqually earthquake that are not eligible for federal emergency management agency reimbursement.  The military department is to submit a quarterly report detailing the costs authorized under this subsection to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 152.  FOR THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 153.  FOR THE GROWTH PLANNING HEARINGS BOARD

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 154.  FOR THE STATE CONVENTION AND TRADE CENTER

State Convention and Trade Center Operating

    Account‑-State Appropriation............... $       37,848,000

State Convention and Trade Center Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       29,886,000

               TOTAL APPROPRIATION............. $       67,734,000

 

                           (End of part)


 

 

                              PART II

                          HUMAN SERVICES

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 201.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES.  (1) Appropriations made in this act to the department of social and health services shall initially be allotted as required by this act. Subsequent allotment modifications shall not include transfers of moneys between sections of this act except as expressly provided in this act, nor shall allotment modifications permit moneys that are provided solely for a specified purpose to be used for other than that purpose, except as expressly provided in subsection (3) of this section.

    (2) The department of social and health services shall not initiate any services that will require expenditure of state general fund moneys unless expressly authorized in this act or other law.  The department may seek, receive, and spend, under RCW 43.79.260 through 43.79.282, federal moneys not anticipated in this act as long as the federal funding does not require expenditure of state moneys for the program in excess of amounts anticipated in this act.  If the department receives unanticipated unrestricted federal moneys, those moneys shall be spent for services authorized in this act or in any other legislation providing appropriation authority, and an equal amount of appropriated state general fund moneys shall lapse.  Upon the lapsing of any moneys under this subsection, the office of financial management shall notify the legislative fiscal committees.  As used in this subsection, "unrestricted federal moneys" includes block grants and other funds that federal law does not require to be spent on specifically defined projects or matched on a formula basis by state funds.

    (3) The appropriations to the department of social and health services in this act shall be expended for the programs and in the amounts specified in this act.

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 202.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES‑-CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      225,789,000

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

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 372,408,000

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

Public Safety and Education Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $          987,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account‑-

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

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

 

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

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

    (2) $685,000 of the general fund‑-state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $701,000 of the general fund‑-state fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided to contract for the operation of one pediatric interim care facility.  The facility shall provide residential care for up to thirteen children through two years of age.  Seventy-five percent of the children served by the facility must be in need of special care as a result of substance abuse by their mothers.  The facility shall also provide on-site training to biological, adoptive, or foster parents.  The facility shall provide at least three months of consultation and support to parents accepting placement of children from the facility.  The facility may recruit new and current foster and adoptive parents for infants served by the facility.  The department shall not require case management as a condition of the contract.

    (3) $524,000 of the general fund‑-state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $536,000 of the general fund‑-state fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided for up to three nonfacility-based programs for the training, consultation, support, and recruitment of biological, foster, and adoptive parents of children through age three in need of special care as a result of substance abuse by their mothers, except that each program may serve up to three medically fragile nonsubstance-abuse-affected children.  In selecting nonfacility-based programs, preference shall be given to programs whose federal or private funding sources have expired or that have successfully performed under the existing pediatric interim care program.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 203.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES‑-JUVENILE REHABILITATION PROGRAM

    (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       36,625,000

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

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 14,609,000

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

Juvenile Accountability Incentive

    Account‑-Federal Appropriation.............. $        9,361,000

Public Safety and Education

    Account‑-State Appropriation............... $        6,196,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account‑-

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

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

 

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

    (a) $686,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation is provided solely for deposit in the county criminal justice assistance account for costs to the criminal justice system associated with the implementation of chapter 338, Laws of 1997 (juvenile code revisions).  The amounts provided in this subsection are intended to provide funding for county adult court costs associated with the implementation of chapter 338, Laws of 1997 and shall be distributed in accordance with RCW 82.14.310.

    (b) $5,980,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 338, Laws of 1997 (juvenile code revisions).  The amounts provided in this subsection are intended to provide funding for county impacts associated with the implementation of chapter 338, Laws of 1997 and shall be distributed to counties as prescribed in the current consolidated juvenile services (CJS) formula.

    (c) $1,161,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,162,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $5,190,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely to implement community juvenile accountability grants pursuant to chapter 338, Laws of 1997 (juvenile code revisions).  Funds provided in this subsection may be used solely for community juvenile accountability grants, administration of the grants, and evaluations of programs funded by the grants.

    (d) $2,515,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation is provided solely to implement alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs for locally committed offenders.  The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall award these moneys on a competitive basis to counties that submitted a plan for the provision of services approved by the division of alcohol and substance abuse.  The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall develop criteria for evaluation of plans submitted and a timeline for awarding funding and shall assist counties in creating and submitting plans for evaluation.

    (e) $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for juvenile rehabilitation administration to contract with the institute for public policy for responsibilities assigned in chapter 338, Laws of 1997 (juvenile code revisions).

    (f) $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for a contract for expanded services of the teamchild project.

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

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

    (i) $3,441,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $3,441,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for distribution to county juvenile court administrators to fund the costs of processing truancy, children in need of services, and at-risk youth petitions.  The department shall not retain any portion of these funds to cover administrative or any other departmental costs.  The department, in conjunction with the juvenile court administrators, shall develop an equitable funding distribution formula.  The formula shall neither reward counties with higher than average per-petition processing costs nor shall it penalize counties with lower than average per-petition processing costs.

    (j) $6,000,000 of the public safety and education account‑-state appropriation is provided solely for distribution to county juvenile court administrators to fund the costs of processing truancy, children in need of services, and at-risk youth petitions.  To the extent that distributions made under (i) and (j) of this subsection and pursuant to section 801 of this act exceed actual costs of processing truancy, children in need of services, and at-risk youth petitions, the department, in consultation with the respective juvenile court administrator and the county, may approve expenditure of funds provided in this subsection on other costs of the civil or criminal justice system.  When this occurs, the department shall notify the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees.  The department shall not retain any portion of these funds to cover administrative or any other departmental costs.  The department, in conjunction with the juvenile court administrators, shall develop an equitable funding distribution formula.  The formula shall neither reward counties with higher than average per-petition processing costs nor shall it penalize counties with lower than average per-petition processing costs.

    (k) The distributions made under (i) and (j) of this subsection and distributions from the county criminal justice assistance account made pursuant to section 801 of this act constitute appropriate reimbursement for costs for any new programs or increased level of service for purposes of RCW 43.135.060.

    (l) Each quarter during the 2001-03 fiscal biennium, each county shall report the number of petitions processed and the total actual costs of processing the petitions in each of the following categories:  Truancy, children in need of services, and at-risk youth.  Counties shall submit the reports to the department no later than 45 days after the end of the quarter.  The department shall forward this information to the chair and ranking minority member of the house of representatives appropriations committee and the senate ways and means committee no later than 60 days after a quarter ends.  These reports are deemed informational in nature and are not for the purpose of distributing funds.

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

    (n) $22,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation is provided solely for the evaluation of the juvenile offender co-occurring disorder pilot program implemented pursuant to (m) of this subsection.

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

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

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

    (r) The juvenile rehabilitation administration, in consultation with the juvenile court administrators, may agree on a formula to allow the transfer of funds among amounts appropriated for consolidated juvenile services, community juvenile accountability act grants, the chemically dependent disposition alternative, and the special sex offender disposition alternative.

    (s) $1,377,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,669,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for contracted beds at local county detention facilities.  The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall contract for these beds and shall not consider these beds to achieve reductions in bed capacity.

 

    (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

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

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

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

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

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account‑-

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

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      111,542,000

 

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

 

    (3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

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

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

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

Juvenile Accountability Incentive Account‑-Federal

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

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account‑-

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 204.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES‑-MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

    (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES/REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORKS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      191,089,000

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

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 339,077,000

General Fund‑-Local Appropriation.............. $        4,363,000

Health Services Account‑-State

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

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

 

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

    (a) Regional support networks shall use portions of the general fund‑-state appropriation for implementation of working agreements with the vocational rehabilitation program which will maximize the use of federal funding for vocational programs.

    (b) From the general fund‑-state appropriations in this subsection, the secretary of social and health services shall assure that regional support networks reimburse the aging and adult services program for the general fund‑-state cost of medicaid personal care services that enrolled regional support network consumers use because of their psychiatric disability.

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

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

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

    (f) Within funds appropriated in this subsection, the department shall contract with the Clark county regional support network for development and operation of a project demonstrating collaborative methods for providing intensive mental health services in the school setting for severely emotionally disturbed children who are medicaid eligible.  Project services are to be delivered by teachers and teaching assistants who qualify as, or who are under the supervision of, mental health professionals meeting the requirements of chapter 275-57 WAC.  The department shall increase medicaid payments to the regional support network by the amount necessary to cover the necessary and allowable costs of the demonstration, not to exceed the upper payment limit specified for the regional support network in the department's medicaid waiver agreement with the federal government after meeting all other medicaid spending requirements assumed in this subsection.  The regional support network shall provide the department with (i) periodic reports on project service levels, methods, and outcomes; and (ii) an intergovernmental transfer equal to the state share of the increased medicaid payment provided for operation of this project.

    (g) The health services account appropriation is provided solely for implementation of strategies which the department and the affected regional support networks conclude will best assure continued availability of community-based inpatient psychiatric services in all areas of the state.  Such strategies may include, but are not limited to, emergency contracts for continued operation of inpatient facilities otherwise at risk of closure because of demonstrated uncompensated care; start-up grants for development of evaluation and treatment facilities; and increases in the rate paid for inpatient psychiatric services for medically indigent and/or general assistance for the unemployed patients.  The funds provided in this subsection must be:  (i) Prioritized for use in those areas of the state which are at greatest risk of lacking sufficient inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity, rather than being distributed on a formula basis; (ii) prioritized for use by those hospitals which do not receive low-income disproportionate share hospital payments as of the date of application for funding; and (iii) matched on a one-quarter local, three-quarters state basis by funding from the regional support network or networks in the area in which the funds are expended.  Payments from the amount provided in this subsection shall not be made to any provider that has not agreed that, except for prospective rate increases, the payment shall offset, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, any liability that may be established against, or any settlement that may be agreed to by the state, regarding the rate of state reimbursement for inpatient psychiatric care.  The funds provided in this subsection shall not be considered "available resources" as defined in RCW 71.24.025 and are not subject to the distribution formula established pursuant to RCW 71.24.035.

 

    (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

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

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

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 139,098,000

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

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

 

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

    (a) The state mental hospitals may use funds appropriated in this subsection to purchase goods and supplies through hospital group purchasing organizations when it is cost-effective to do so.

    (b) The mental health program at Western state hospital shall continue to use labor provided by the Tacoma prerelease program of the department of corrections.

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

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

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

 

    (3) CIVIL COMMITMENT

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

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

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

 

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

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

    (b) $1,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for mitigation funding for jurisdictions affected by the placement of less restrictive alternative facilities for persons conditionally released from the special commitment center facility being constructed on McNeil Island.

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

 

    (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

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

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

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

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        2,969,000

 

    (5) PROGRAM SUPPORT

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

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

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 5,796,000

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

 

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

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

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

    (c) $125,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $125,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $250,000 of the general fund‑‑federal appropriation are provided solely for a study of the prevalence of mental illness among the state's regional support networks.  The study shall examine how reasonable estimates of the prevalence of mental illness relate to the incidence of persons enrolled in medical assistance programs in each regional support network area.  In conducting this study, the department shall consult with the joint legislative audit and review committee, regional support networks, community mental health providers, and mental health consumer representatives.  The department shall submit a final report on its findings to the fiscal, health care, and human services committees of the legislature by November 1, 2003.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 205.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES‑-DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

    (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      231,693,000

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

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 396,151,000

Health Services Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          741,000

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

 

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

    (a) The health services account appropriation and $753,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation are provided solely for health care benefits for home care workers with family incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level who are employed through state contracts for twenty hours per week or more.  Premium payments for individual provider home care workers shall be made only to the subsidized basic health plan.  Home care agencies may obtain coverage either through the basic health plan or through an alternative plan with substantially equivalent benefits.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

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

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

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 145,641,000

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

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

 

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

 

    (3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

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

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

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 2,413,000

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

 

    The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $50,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund‑-state appropriation and $50,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund‑-state appropriation are provided solely for increasing the contract amount for the southeast Washington deaf and hard of hearing services center due to increased workload.

 

    (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 206.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES‑-AGING AND ADULT SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      518,911,000

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

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

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

Health Services Account‑-State

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

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

 

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

    (1) The entire health services account appropriation, $1,210,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,423,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $6,794,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation are provided solely for health care benefits for home care workers who are employed through state contracts for at least twenty hours per week.  Premium payments for individual provider home care workers shall be made only to the subsidized basic health plan, and only for persons with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.  Home care agencies may obtain coverage either through the basic health plan or through an alternative plan with substantially equivalent benefits.

    (2) $1,706,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,706,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, plus the associated vendor rate increase for each year, are provided solely for operation of the volunteer chore services program.

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

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

    (5) Adult day health services shall not be considered a duplication of services for persons receiving care in long-term care settings licensed under chapter 18.20, 72.36, or 70.128 RCW.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (9) $50,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for payments to any nursing facility licensed under chapter 18.51 RCW which meets all of the following criteria:  (a) The nursing home entered into an arm's length agreement for a facility lease prior to January 1, 1980; (b) the lessee purchased the leased nursing home after January 1, 1980; and (c) the lessor defaulted on its loan or mortgage for the assets of the home after January 1, 1991, and prior to January 1, 1992.  Payments provided pursuant to this subsection shall not be subject to the settlement, audit, or rate-setting requirements contained in chapter 74.46 RCW.

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

    (11) From funds appropriated in this section, the department shall increase compensation for individual and for agency home care providers.  Payments to individual home care providers are to be increased from $7.18 per hour to $7.68 per hour on July 1, 2001.  Payments to agency providers are to be increased to $13.30 per hour on July 1, 2001, and to $13.44 per hour on July 1, 2002.  All but 18 cents per hour of the July 1, 2001, increase to agency providers is to be used to increase wages for direct care workers.  The appropriations in this section also include the funds needed for the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the wage increase required by this subsection.

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 207.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES‑-ECONOMIC SERVICES PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

    (1) $282,081,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $278,277,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, $1,254,197,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation, and $29,352,000 of the general fund‑-local appropriation are provided solely for the WorkFirst program and child support operations.  WorkFirst expenditures include TANF grants, diversion services, subsidized child care, employment and training, other WorkFirst related services, allocated field services operating costs, and allocated economic services program administrative costs.  Within the amounts provided in this subsection, the department shall:

    (a) Continue to implement WorkFirst program improvements that are designed to achieve progress against outcome measures specified in RCW 74.08A.410.  Valid outcome measures of job retention and wage progression shall be developed and reported quarterly to appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature for families who leave assistance, measured after 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months.  An increased attention to job retention and wage progression is necessary to emphasize the legislature's goal that the WorkFirst program succeed in helping recipients gain long-term economic independence and not cycle on and off public assistance.  The wage progression measure shall report the median percentage increase in quarterly earnings and hourly wage after 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months.  The wage progression report shall also report the percent with earnings above one hundred percent and two hundred percent of the federal poverty level.  The report shall compare former WorkFirst participants with similar workers who did not participate in WorkFirst.  The department shall also report the percentage of families who have returned to temporary assistance for needy families after 12 months, 24 months, and 36 months.

    (b) Develop informational materials that educate families about the difference between cash assistance and work support benefits.  These materials must explain, among other facts, that the benefits are designed to support their employment, that there are no time limits on the receipt of work support benefits, and that immigration or residency status will not be affected by the receipt of benefits.  These materials shall be posted in all community service offices and distributed to families.  Materials must be available in multiple languages.  When a family leaves the temporary assistance for needy families program, receives cash diversion assistance, or withdraws a temporary assistance for needy families application, the department of social and health services shall educate them about the difference between cash assistance and work support benefits and offer them the opportunity to begin or to continue receiving work support benefits, so long as they are eligible.  The department shall provide this information through in-person interviews, over the telephone, and/or through the mail.  Work support benefits include food stamps, medicaid for all family members, medicaid or state children's health insurance program for children, and child care assistance.  The department shall report annually to the legislature the number of families who have had exit interviews, been reached successfully by phone, and been sent mail.  The report shall also include the percentage of families who elect to continue each of the benefits and the percentage found ineligible by each substantive reason code.  A substantive reason code shall not be "other."  The report shall identify barriers to informing families about work support benefits and describe existing and future actions to overcome such barriers.

    (c) From the amounts provided in this subsection, provide $50,000 from the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 from the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 to the Washington institute for public policy for continuation of the WorkFirst evaluation database.

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

    (2) $48,341,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $48,341,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for cash assistance and other services to recipients in the general assistance‑-unemployable program.  Within these amounts, the department may expend funds for services that assist recipients to reduce their dependence on public assistance, provided that expenditures for these services and cash assistance do not exceed the funds provided.

    (3) $5,632,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $5,632,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the food assistance program for legal immigrants.  The level of benefits shall be equivalent to the benefits provided by the federal food stamp program.

    (4) $48,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely to implement chapter 111, Laws of 2001 (veterans/Philippines).

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 208.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES‑-ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       38,047,000

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

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 91,695,000

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

Public Safety and Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       13,733,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account‑-

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

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

 

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

    (1) $1,610,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,622,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for expansion of 35 drug and alcohol treatment beds for persons committed under RCW 70.96A.140.  Patients meeting the commitment criteria of RCW 70.96A.140 but who voluntarily agree to treatment in lieu of commitment shall also be eligible for treatment in these additional treatment beds.  The department shall develop specific placement criteria for these expanded treatment beds to ensure that this new treatment capacity is prioritized for persons incapacitated as a result of chemical dependency and who are also high utilizers of hospital services.  These additional treatment beds shall be located in the eastern part of the state.

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

    (3) $1,083,000 of the public safety and education account‑-state appropriation is provided solely for adult and juvenile drug courts that have a net loss of federal grant funding in state fiscal year 2002 and state fiscal year 2003.  This appropriation is intended to cover approximately one-half of lost federal funding.  It is the intent of the legislature to provide state assistance to counties to cover a part of lost federal funding for drug courts for a maximum of three years.

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 209.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES‑-MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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

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

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

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

Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

    (3) In determining financial eligibility for medicaid-funded services, the department is authorized to disregard recoveries by Holocaust survivors of insurance proceeds or other assets, as defined in RCW 48.104.030.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (11) In accordance with RCW 74.46.625, $376,318,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $144,896,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $542,089,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation are provided solely for supplemental payments to nursing homes operated by rural public hospital districts.  The payments shall be conditioned upon (a) a contractual commitment by the association of public hospital districts and participating rural public hospital districts to make an intergovernmental transfer to the state treasurer, for deposit into the health services account, equal to at least 98 percent of the supplemental payments; and (b) a contractual commitment by the participating districts to not allow expenditures covered by the supplemental payments to be used for medicaid nursing home rate-setting.  The participating districts shall retain no more than a total of $20,000,000 for the 2001-03 biennium.

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

    (a) The payments shall be conditioned upon a contractual commitment by the participating public hospital districts to make an intergovernmental transfer to the health services account equal to at least 91 percent of the additional payments.  At least 28 percent of the amounts retained by the participating hospital districts shall be allocated to the state's teaching hospitals.

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

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

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

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 210.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES‑-VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM

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

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

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 83,738,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $          360,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      105,187,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The division of vocational rehabilitation shall negotiate cooperative interagency agreements with state and local organizations to improve and expand employment opportunities for people with severe disabilities.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 211.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES‑-ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORTING SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       30,444,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       29,369,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 50,562,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $          810,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      111,185,000

 

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

    (1) By November 1, 2001, the secretary shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature on the actions the secretary has taken, or proposes to take, within current funding levels to resolve the organizational problems identified in the department's February 2001 report to the legislature on current systems for billing third-party payers for services delivered by the state psychiatric hospitals.  The secretary is authorized to transfer funds from this section to the mental health program to the extent necessary to achieve the organizational improvements recommended in that report.

    (2) By November 1, 2001, the department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature with the least costly plan for assuring that billing and accounting technologies in the state psychiatric hospitals adequately and efficiently comply with standards set by third-party payers.  The plan shall be developed with participation by and oversight from the office of financial management, the department's information systems services division, and the department of information services.

    (3) The department shall reconstitute the payment integrity program to place greater emphasis upon the prevention of future billing errors, ensure billing and administrative errors are treated in a manner distinct from allegations of fraud and abuse, and shall rename the program.  In keeping with this revised focus, the department shall also increase to one thousand dollars the cumulative total of apparent billing errors allowed before a provider is contacted for repayment.

    (4) By September 1, 2001, the department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature results from the payment review program.  The report shall include actual costs recovered and estimated costs avoided for fiscal year 2001 and the costs incurred by the department to administer the program.  The report shall document criteria and methodology used for determining avoided costs.  In addition, the department shall seek input from health care providers and consumer organizations on modifications to the program.  The department shall provide annual updates to the report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by September 1st of each year for the preceding fiscal year.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 212.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES‑-PAYMENTS TO OTHER AGENCIES PROGRAM

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       43,053,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       43,053,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 26,665,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      112,771,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 213.  FOR THE STATE HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        6,655,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        6,654,000

State Health Care Authority Administrative

    Account‑-State Appropriation............... $       20,091,000

Health Services Account‑-State Appropriation... $      499,148,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 3,611,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      536,159,000

 

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

    (1) $6,551,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $6,550,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for health care services provided through local community clinics.

    (2) Within funds appropriated in this section and sections 205 and 206 of this 2001 act, the health care authority shall continue to provide an enhanced basic health plan subsidy option for foster parents licensed under chapter 74.15 RCW and workers in state-funded home care programs.  Under this enhanced subsidy option, foster parents and home care workers with family incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level shall be allowed to enroll in the basic health plan at a cost of ten dollars per covered worker per month.

    (3) The health care authority shall require organizations and individuals which are paid to deliver basic health plan services and which choose to sponsor enrollment in the subsidized basic health plan to pay the following:  (i) A minimum of fifteen dollars per enrollee per month for persons below 100 percent of the federal poverty level; and (ii) a minimum of twenty dollars per enrollee per month for persons whose family income is 100 percent to 125 percent of the federal poverty level.

    (4) The health care authority shall solicit information from the United States office of personnel management, health plans, and other relevant sources, regarding the cost of implementation of mental health parity by the federal employees health benefits program in 2001.  A progress report shall be provided to the senate and house of representatives fiscal committees by July 1, 2002, and a final report shall be provided to the legislature by November 15, 2002, on the study findings.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 214.  FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        2,688,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        2,700,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 1,544,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $          100,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        7,032,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 215.  FOR THE BOARD OF INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE APPEALS

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $           20,000

Accident Account‑-State Appropriation.......... $       14,692,000

Medical Aid Account‑-State Appropriation........                 $...................................... 14,694,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       29,406,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 216.  FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION

Municipal Criminal Justice Assistance Account‑-

    Local Appropriation........................ $          460,000

Death Investigations Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          148,000

Public Safety and Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       18,439,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       19,047,000

 

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

    (1) $124,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to allow the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to increase the technical and training support provided to the local criminal justice agencies on the new incident-based reporting system and the national incident-based reporting system.

    (2) $136,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to allow the Washington association of prosecuting attorneys to enhance the training provided to criminal justice personnel.

    (3) $22,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to increase payment rates for the criminal justice training commission's contracted food service provider.

    (4) $31,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely to increase payment rates for the criminal justice training commission's contract with the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs.

    (5) $65,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for regionalized training programs for school district and local law enforcement officials on school safety issues.

    (6) $233,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for training and equipping local law enforcement officers to respond to methamphetamine crime.

    (7) $374,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 1062 (certification of peace officers).  If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

    (8) $450,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for grants to be distributed by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs for electronic mapping of school facilities.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 217.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        7,738,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        7,682,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 1,250,000

Public Safety and Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       19,862,000

Public Safety and Education Account‑-Federal

    Appropriation.............................. $        6,950,000

Public Safety and Education Account‑-Private/Local

    Appropriation.............................. $        4,200,000

Asbestos Account‑-State Appropriation.......... $          688,000

Electrical License Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       28,412,000

Farm Labor Revolving Account‑-Private/Local

    Appropriation.............................. $           28,000

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,281,000

Public Works Administration Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,856,000

Accident Account‑-State Appropriation.......... $      179,186,000

Accident Account‑-Federal Appropriation........ $       11,568,000

Medical Aid Account‑-State Appropriation........                 $...................................... 176,715,000

Medical Aid Account‑-Federal Appropriation..... $        2,438,000

Plumbing Certificate Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,015,000

Pressure Systems Safety Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,274,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      455,143,000

 

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

    (1) Pursuant to RCW 7.68.015, the department shall operate the crime victims compensation program within the public safety and education account funds appropriated in this section.  In the event that cost containment measures are necessary, the department may (a) institute copayments for services; (b) develop preferred provider contracts; or (c) other cost containment measures.  Cost containment measures shall not include holding invoices received in one fiscal period for payment from appropriations in subsequent fiscal periods.  No more than $5,248,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation shall be expended for department administration of the crime victims compensation program.

    (2) $1,438,000 of the accident account‑-state appropriation and $1,438,000 of the medical aid account‑-state appropriation are provided for the one-time cost of implementing a recent state supreme court ruling regarding the calculation of workers' compensation benefits.  This decision significantly increases the complexity of calculating benefits and therefore increases the administrative and legal costs of the workers' compensation program.  The department shall develop and report to appropriate committees of the legislature proposed statutory language that provides greater certainty and simplicity in the calculation of benefits.  The report shall be submitted by October 1, 2001.

    (3) It is the intent of the legislature that elevator inspection fees shall fully cover the cost of the elevator inspection program.  Pursuant to RCW 43.135.055, during the 2001-03 fiscal biennium the department may increase fees in excess of the fiscal growth factor, if the increases are necessary to fully fund the cost of the elevator inspection program.

    (4) The department shall not expend any funds from amounts provided in this section for the occupational safety and health impact grants program unless separate legislation is passed that specifically authorizes such expenditures, appropriates funds, and provides accountability for the program.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 218.  FOR THE INDETERMINATE SENTENCE REVIEW BOARD

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $          999,000

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

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        1,998,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 219.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

    (1) HEADQUARTERS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        1,529,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        1,533,000

Charitable, Educational, Penal, and Reformatory

    Institutions Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $            7,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        3,069,000

 

    (2) FIELD SERVICES

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        2,619,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        2,643,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $ 155,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $        1,663,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        7,080,000

 

    (3) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        6,832,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        4,600,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 28,699,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $       25,614,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       65,745,000

 

    The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following terms and conditions:  $3,664,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation and $7,377,000 of the general fund‑-local appropriation are provided solely for the department to acquire, establish, and operate a nursing facility dedicated to serving men and women from Washington who have served in the nation's armed forces.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 220.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       65,308,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       66,941,000

Health Services Account‑-State Appropriation... $       24,186,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 276,840,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $       81,526,000

Hospital Commission Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,718,000

Health Professions Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       38,456,000

Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems

    Trust Account‑-State Appropriation......... $       14,858,000

Safe Drinking Water Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,701,000

Drinking Water Assistance Account‑-Federal

    Appropriation.............................. $       13,400,000

Waterworks Operator Certification‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          622,000

Water Quality Account‑-State Appropriation..... $        3,328,000

Accident Account‑-State Appropriation.......... $          257,000

Medical Aid Account‑-State Appropriation........                 $ 45,000

State Toxics Control Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,817,000

Medical Test Site Licensure Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,369,000

Youth Tobacco Prevention Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,797,000

Tobacco Prevention and Control Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       34,992,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      631,161,000

 

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

    (1) The department or any successor agency is authorized to raise existing fees charged to the drinking water operator certification, newborn screening, radioactive materials, x-ray compliance, drinking water plan review, midwifery, hearing and speech, veterinarians, psychologists, pharmacists, hospitals, podiatrists, and home health and home care programs, in excess of the fiscal growth factor established by Initiative Measure No. 601, if necessary, to meet the actual costs of conducting business and the appropriation levels in this section.

    (2) $339,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $339,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for technical assistance to local governments and special districts on water conservation and reuse.

    (3) $1,675,000 of the general fund‑-state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $1,676,000 of the general fund‑-state fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound water work plan and agency action items, DOH-01, DOH-02, DOH-03, and DOH-04.

    (4) The department of health shall not initiate any services that will require expenditure of state general fund moneys unless expressly authorized in this act or other law.  The department may seek, receive, and spend, under RCW 43.79.260 through 43.79.282, federal moneys not anticipated in this act as long as the federal funding does not require expenditure of state moneys for the program in excess of amounts anticipated in this act.  If the department receives unanticipated unrestricted federal moneys, those moneys shall be spent for services authorized in this act or in any other legislation that provides appropriation authority, and an equal amount of appropriated state moneys shall lapse.  Upon the lapsing of any moneys under this subsection, the office of financial management shall notify the legislative fiscal committees.  As used in this subsection, "unrestricted federal moneys" includes block grants and other funds that federal law does not require to be spent on specifically defined projects or matched on a formula basis by state funds.

    (5) $5,779,000 of the health services account‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $4,665,000 of the health services account‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for purchase and distribution of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine as part of the state's program of universal access to essential childhood vaccines.

    (6) $85,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $65,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1365 (infant and child products).  If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

    (7) $58,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $25,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1590 (breastfeeding).  If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

    (8) From funds appropriated in this section, the state board of health shall convene a broadly-based task force to review the available information on the potential risks and benefits to public and personal health and safety, and to individual privacy, of emerging technologies involving human deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).  The board may reimburse task force members for travel expenses according to RCW 43.03.220.  The task force shall consider information provided to it by interested persons on:  (a) The incidence of discriminatory actions based upon genetic information; (b) strategies to safeguard civil rights and privacy related to genetic information; (c) remedies to compensate individuals for inappropriate use of their genetic information; and (d) incentives for further research and development on the use of DNA to promote public health, safety, and welfare.  The task force shall report on its findings and any recommendations to appropriate committees of the legislature by October 1, 2002.

    (9) $533,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,067,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for performance-based contracts with local jurisdictions to assure the safety of drinking water provided by small "group B" water systems.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 221.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    (1) ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       36,156,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       36,365,000

Public Safety and Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,576,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement

    Account Appropriation...................... $        3,254,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       77,351,000

 

    The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $4,623,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $4,623,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $3,254,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely for the replacement of the department's offender-based tracking system.  This amount is conditioned on the department satisfying the requirements of section 902 of this act.  The department shall prepare an assessment of the fiscal impact of any changes to the replacement project.  The assessment shall:

    (a) Include a description of any changes to the replacement project;

    (b) Provide the estimated costs for each component in the 2001-03 and subsequent biennia;

    (c) Include a schedule that provides the time estimated to complete changes to each component of the replacement project; and

    (d) Be provided to the office of financial management, the department of information services, the information services board, and the staff of the fiscal committees of the senate and the house of representatives no later than November 1, 2002.

 

    (2) CORRECTIONAL OPERATIONS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      397,231,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $      407,078,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 12,096,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $        1,614,000

Public Health Services Account Appropriation... $        1,453,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      819,472,000

 

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

    (a) The department may expend funds generated by contractual agreements entered into for mitigation of severe overcrowding in local jails.  Any funds generated in excess of actual costs shall be deposited in the state general fund.  Expenditures shall not exceed revenue generated by such agreements and shall be treated as recovery of costs.

    (b) The department shall provide funding for the pet partnership program at the Washington corrections center for women at a level at least equal to that provided in the 1995-97 biennium.

    (c) The department of corrections shall accomplish personnel reductions with the least possible impact on correctional custody staff, community custody staff, and correctional industries.  For the purposes of this subsection, correctional custody staff means employees responsible for the direct supervision of offenders.

    (d) $553,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,171,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted education providers, contracted chemical dependency providers, and contracted work release facilities.

    (e) During the 2001-03 biennium, when contracts are established or renewed for offender pay phone and other telephone services provided to inmates, the department shall select the contractor or contractors primarily based on the following factors:  (i) The lowest rate charged to both the inmate and the person paying for the telephone call; and (ii) the lowest commission rates paid to the department, while providing reasonable compensation to cover the costs of the department to provide the telephone services to inmates and provide sufficient revenues for the activities funded from the institutional welfare betterment account as of January 1, 2000.

    (f) For the acquisition of properties and facilities, the department of corrections is authorized to enter into financial contracts, paid for from operating resources, for the purposes indicated and in not more than the principal amounts indicated, plus financing expenses and required reserves pursuant to chapter 39.94 RCW.  This authority applies to the following:  Lease-develop with the option to purchase or lease-purchase approximately 50 work release beds in facilities throughout the state for $3,500,000.

    (g) $22,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $76,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6151 (high risk sex offenders in the civil commitment and criminal justice systems).  If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

    (h) The department may acquire a ferry for no more than $1,000,000 from Washington state ferries.  Funds expended for this purpose will be recovered from the sale of marine assets.

 

    (3) COMMUNITY SUPERVISION

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       61,427,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       62,934,000

General Fund‑‑Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 1,125,000

Public Safety and Education

    Account‑-State Appropriation............... $       15,841,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      141,327,000

 

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

    (a) The department of corrections shall accomplish personnel reductions with the least possible impact on correctional custody staff, community custody staff, and correctional industries.  For the purposes of this subsection, correctional custody staff means employees responsible for the direct supervision of offenders.

    (b) $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the department of corrections to contract with the institute for public policy for responsibilities assigned in chapter 196, Laws of 1999 (offender accountability act) and sections 7 through 12 of chapter 197, Laws of 1999 (drug offender sentencing).

    (c) $16,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $34,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted chemical dependency providers.

    (d) $30,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $30,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5118 (interstate compact for adult offender supervision).  If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

    (4) CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES

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

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $          629,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        1,260,000

 

    The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $110,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $110,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for transfer to the jail industries board.  The board shall use the amounts provided only for administrative expenses, equipment purchases, and technical assistance associated with advising cities and counties in developing, promoting, and implementing consistent, safe, and efficient offender work programs.

 

    (5) INTERAGENCY PAYMENTS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       18,568,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       18,569,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       37,137,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 222.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES FOR THE BLIND

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        1,693,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        1,628,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 11,140,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $           80,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       14,541,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $50,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase state assistance for a comprehensive program of training and support services for persons who are both deaf and blind.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 223.  FOR THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES COMMISSION

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $          936,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $          857,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        1,793,000

 

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

    $78,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the sentencing guidelines commission to conduct a comprehensive review and evaluation of state sentencing policy.  The review and evaluation shall include an analysis of whether current sentencing ranges and standards, as well as existing mandatory minimum sentences, existing sentence enhancements, and special sentencing alternatives, are consistent with the purposes of the sentencing reform act as set out in RCW 9.94A.010, including the intent of the legislature to emphasize confinement for the violent offender and alternatives to confinement for the nonviolent offender.  The review and evaluation shall also examine whether current sentencing ranges and standards are consistent with existing corrections capacity.

    The review and evaluation shall consider studies on the cost-effectiveness of sentencing alternatives, as well as the fiscal impact of sentencing policies on state and local government.  In conducting the review and evaluation, the commission shall consult with the superior court judges' association, the Washington association of prosecuting attorneys, the Washington defenders' association, the Washington association of criminal defense lawyers, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, organizations representing crime victims, and other organizations and individuals with expertise and interest in sentencing policy.

    Not later than December 1, 2001, the commission shall present to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature the report of its comprehensive review and evaluation, together with any recommendations for revisions and modifications to state sentencing policy, including sentencing ranges and standards, mandatory minimum sentences, and sentence enhancements.  If implementation of the recommendations of the commission would result in exceeding the capacity of correctional facilities, the commission shall at the same time present to the legislature a list of revised standard sentence ranges which are consistent with currently authorized rated and operational corrections capacity, and consistent with the purposes of the sentencing reform act.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 224.  FOR THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 180,628,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $       30,119,000

Unemployment Compensation Administration Account‑-

    Federal Appropriation...................... $      181,677,000

Administrative Contingency Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       13,914,000

Employment Service Administrative Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       20,001,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      426,339,000

 

                           (End of part)


 

 

                             PART III

                         NATURAL RESOURCES

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 301.  FOR THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE COMMISSION

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002)......... $     398,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003)......... $     391,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation........... $     749,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION...................... $   1,538,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $40,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $40,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to implement the scenic area management plan for Klickitat county.  If Klickitat county adopts an ordinance to implement the scenic area management plan in accordance with the national scenic area act, P.L. 99-663, then the amounts provided in this subsection shall be provided as a grant to Klickitat county to implement its responsibilities under the act.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 302.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       46,633,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       44,481,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 56,805,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $        4,351,000

Special Grass Seed Burning Research Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $           14,000

Reclamation Revolving Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,810,000

Flood Control Assistance Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $        4,098,000

State Emergency Water Projects Revolving Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $          878,000

Waste Reduction/Recycling/Litter Control Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $       13,537,000

State Drought Preparedness Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        5,325,000

State and Local Improvements Revolving Account

    (Water Supply Facilities)‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          587,000

Water Quality Account‑-State Appropriation. ... $       12,481,000

Wood Stove Education and Enforcement Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $          353,000

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $        3,288,000

State Toxics Control Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       68,931,000

State Toxics Control Account‑-Private/Local

    Appropriation.............................. $          350,000

Local Toxics Control Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        4,751,000

Water Quality Permit Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       23,827,000

Underground Storage Tank Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,682,000

Environmental Excellence Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          504,000

Biosolids Permit Account‑-State Appropriation...                 $ 589,000

Hazardous Waste Assistance Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        4,308,000

Air Pollution Control Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,066,000

Oil Spill Prevention Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        7,921,000

Air Operating Permit Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        3,608,000

Freshwater Aquatic Weeds Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,898,000

Oil Spill Response Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        7,078,000

Metals Mining Account‑-State Appropriation..... $            5,000

Water Pollution Control Revolving Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $          467,000

Water Pollution Control Revolving Account‑-

    Federal Appropriation...................... $        2,316,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      324,942,000

 

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

    (1) $3,874,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $3,874,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, $394,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation, $2,070,000 of the oil spill prevention account‑-state appropriation, and $3,686,000 of the water quality permit account‑-state appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items DOE-01, DOE-02, DOE-03, DOE-05, DOE-06, DOE‑07, DOE-08, and DOE-09.

    (2) $500,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided for an assessment of the financial assurance requirements of hazardous waste management facilities.  By September 30, 2002, the department shall provide to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature a report that:  (a) Evaluates current statutes and regulations governing hazardous waste management facilities; (b) analyzes and makes recommendations for improving financial assurance regulatory control; and (c) makes recommendations for funding financial assurance regulatory control of hazardous waste management facilities.

    (3) $250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, $564,000 of the state drought preparedness account‑‑state appropriation, and $549,000 of the water quality account‑-state appropriation are provided solely for enhanced streamflow monitoring in critical salmon recovery basins.  $640,000 of this amount is provided solely to implement the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DOE-01.

    (4) $1,000,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation in this section is provided solely for the department to work in cooperation with local jurisdictions to address emerging storm water management requirements.  This work shall include developing a storm water manual for eastern Washington, technical assistance to local jurisdictions, and increased implementation of the department's existing storm water program.  $200,000 of this amount is provided solely for implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DOE-06.

    (5) $383,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $383,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for water conservation plan review, technical assistance, and project review for water conservation and reuse projects.  By December 1, 2003, the department in cooperation with the department of health shall report to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature on the activities and achievements related to water conservation and reuse during the past two biennia.  The report shall include an overview of technical assistance provided, reuse project development activities, and water conservation achievements.

    (6) $3,424,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided solely for methamphetamine lab clean up activities.

    (7) $800,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided solely to implement the department's persistent, bioaccumulative toxic chemical strategy.  $54,000 of this amount shall be allocated to the department of health to assist with this effort.

    (8) Up to $11,365,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided for the remediation of contaminated sites.  Of this amount, up to $2,000,000 may be used to pay existing site remediation liabilities owed to the federal environmental protection agency for clean-up work that has been completed.  The department shall carefully monitor actual revenue collections into the state toxics control account, and is authorized to limit actual expenditures of the appropriation provided in this section consistent with available revenue.

    (9) $200,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided to assess the effectiveness of the state's current toxic pollution prevention and dangerous waste programs and policies.  The department shall work with affected stakeholder groups and the public to evaluate the performance of existing programs, and identify feasible methods of reducing the generation of these wastes.  The department shall report its findings to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature by September 30, 2002.

    (10) $1,200,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided solely for the department, in conjunction with affected local governments, to address emergent areawide soil contamination problems.  The department's efforts will include public involvement processes and completing assessments of the geographical extent of toxic contamination including highly contaminated areas.

    (11) $170,000 of the oil spill prevention account appropriation is provided solely for implementation of the Puget Sound work plan action item UW-02 through a contract with the University of Washington's sea grant program to develop an educational program targeted to small spills from commercial fishing vessels, ferries, cruise ships, ports, and marinas.

    (12) $1,500,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,500,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $3,000,000 of the water quality account appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 237, Laws of 2001 (Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1832, water resources management) and to support the processing of applications for changes and transfers of existing water rights.

    (13) $4,500,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $4,500,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for grants to local governments to conduct watershed planning.

    (14) $3,114,000 of the water quality account appropriation is provided solely to implement Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1832 (water resources management).  Of this amount:  (a) $2,100,000 is provided for grants to local governments for targeted watershed assessments consistent with Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1832; and (b) the remainder of the funding is provided solely for development of a state environmental policy act template to streamline environmental review, creation of a blue ribbon panel to develop long-term watershed planning implementation funding options, and technical assistance.

    (15) $50,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is for a conservation district in the Moses Lake region for a culvert removal project on Rocky Ford creek for the purpose of reducing flooding and improving water quality.

    (16) $150,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $150,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are for the conservation commission for the Washington grazing lands conservation initiative's establishment of the Washington watershed, science, and technology program to provide technical assistance to private landowners in conducting water quality monitoring, riparian vegetation management, and noxious weed control.

    (17) $75,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is for a conservation district in the Palouse region for a pilot project to evaluate the ability of existing voluntary and regulatory programs to improve water quality in water quality limited segments listed pursuant to section 303(d) of the federal clean water act.

    (18) $200,000 of the water quality account appropriation is provided solely to provide coordination and assistance to groups established for the purpose of protecting, enhancing, and restoring the biological, chemical, and physical processes of watersheds.  These groups may include those involved in coordinated resource management, regional fisheries enhancement groups, conservation districts, watershed councils, and private nonprofit organizations incorporated under Title 24 RCW.

    (19) $325,000 of the state drought preparedness account‑-state appropriation is provided solely for an environmental impact statement of the Pine Hollow reservoir project to be conducted in conjunction with the local irrigation district.

    (20) $1,700,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $280,000 of the oil spill prevention account appropriation are provided solely for oil spill prevention measures in Puget Sound.  Of these amounts:

    (a) The general fund appropriation is provided solely for the department of ecology to provide for charter safety tug services.  Safety tug services shall include:  (i) The placement of a dedicated tug at Neah Bay for not less than 200 days in fiscal year 2002; and (ii) other safety tug services that may be released by the department at the request of the United States coast guard captain of the port for Puget Sound to the areas or incidents that the department deems to be of highest concern.  By January 10, 2002, the department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature regarding the number of dispatches, response time and distance, and other factors pertaining to the safety tug services.  The general fund‑-state appropriation in this subsection is provided solely for implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DOE-09;

    (b) $100,000 of the oil spill prevention account appropriation is provided solely for the department to conduct a vessel transponder feasibility study for Washington waters and undertake a trial vessel tracking program using transponders.  In conducting the feasibility study and trial program, the department of ecology shall consult with state pilotage authorities, the maritime industry and the United States coast guard; and

    (c) $180,000 of the oil spill prevention account appropriation is provided solely to acquire vessel incident reporting information.

    The governor shall request the federal government to provide ongoing resources to station a dedicated rescue tug at Neah Bay.

    (21) $600,000 of the water quality account‑‑state appropriation is provided solely for setting instream flows in six basins not currently planning under the watershed planning act.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 303.  FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       32,298,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       32,866,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 2,690,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $           60,000

Winter Recreation Program Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          787,000

Off Road Vehicle Account‑-State Appropriation...                 $ 274,000

Snowmobile Account‑-State Appropriation........ $        4,682,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          337,000

Public Safety and Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $           48,000

Water Trail Program Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $           24,000

Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $       26,420,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      100,486,000

 

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

    (1) Fees approved by the state parks and recreation commission in 2001 are authorized to exceed the fiscal growth factor under RCW 43.135.055.

    (2) The state parks and recreation commission, in collaboration with the office of financial management and legislative staff, shall develop a cost-effective and readily accessible approach for reporting revenues and expenditures at each state park.  The reporting system shall be complete and operational by December 1, 2001.

    (3) The appropriation in this section from the off-road vehicle account‑‑state is provided under RCW 46.09.170(1)(c) and is provided solely to bring off-road vehicle recreation facilities into compliance with the requirements, guidelines, spirit, and intent of the federal Americans with disabilities act.

    (4) $79,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $79,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $8,000 of the winter recreation program account‑‑state appropriation are provided solely for a grant for the operation of the Northwest avalanche center.

    (5) $432,000 of the parks renewal and stewardship account appropriation is provided for the operation of the Silver Lake visitor center.  If a long-term management agreement is not reached with the U.S. forest service by September 30, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

    (6) $189,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item P+RC-02.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 304.  FOR THE INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002)......... $     393,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003)......... $     395,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation..................            $.................................. 8,358,000

Firearms Range Account‑-State Appropriation......... $      13,000

Recreation Resources Account‑-State Appropriation....            $................................................ 2,584,000

Recreation Resources Account‑-Federal Appropriation. $     481,000

NOVA Program Account‑-State Appropriation........... $     611,000

Water Quality Account‑‑State Appropriation.......... $     700,000

State Toxics Control Account‑‑State Appropriation....            $ 500,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account‑‑State

    Appropriation................................... $     200,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION...................... $  14,235,000

 

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

    (1) $250,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $250,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, $500,000 of the water quality account appropriation, and $500,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 298, Laws of 2001, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5637 (watershed health monitoring and assessment) and for the development of a comprehensive salmon recovery and watershed health monitoring strategy and action plan.  The strategy and action plan shall address the monitoring recommendations of the independent science panel in its report, Recommendations for Monitoring Salmonid Recovery in Washington State (December 2000), and of the joint legislative audit and review committee in its report Investing in the Environment:  Environmental Quality Grant and Loan Programs Performance Audit (January 2001).  The action plan shall include an assessment of state agency operations related to monitoring, evaluation, and adaptive management of salmon recovery and watershed health; any operational or statutory changes necessary to implement the strategy and action plan; and funding recommendations.

    (2) $8,000,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for implementation of the forest and fish agreement rules.  These funds will be passed through to the department of natural resources and the department of fish and wildlife.

    (3) By August 1, 2001, the interagency committee for outdoor recreation shall complete the public lands inventory project and submit the project report to the joint legislative audit and review committee for review.

    (4) $200,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account‑‑state appropriation is provided solely to develop and implement a conservation initiative for Maury Island.  The interagency committee for outdoor recreation shall contract with the Cascade Land Conservancy to develop and implement the initiative and to provide the following services:  (a) Land and resource appraisal; (b) development of a plan of finance for acquisition of land or interests in land; and (c) conduct negotiations among purchasers and willing sellers.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 305.  FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL HEARINGS OFFICE

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002)......... $     846,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003)......... $     847,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION...................... $   1,693,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 306.  FOR THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        2,207,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        2,196,000

Water Quality Account‑-State Appropriation..... $        3,739,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        8,142,000

 

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

    (1) $500,000 of the water quality account‑‑state appropriation is provided solely for the agriculture, fish, and water negotiations to develop best management practices that will protect and recover salmon.  The commission shall make grants to allow interest groups to participate in the negotiations.

    (2) $1,601,000 of the water quality account‑-state appropriation is provided solely for the completion of limiting factors analysis for watersheds affected by listings of salmon and bull trout under the federal endangered species act.

    (3) $247,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $247,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item CC-01.

    (4) By March 1, 2002, the conservation reserve enhancement program contract with the federal farm service agency shall be proposed for amendment to allow funding of flexible riparian buffer standards consistent with:  (a) The recommendations of the state's agriculture/fish/water negotiation process; or (b) ordinances adopted through municipal regulations in compliance with the state growth management act requirement to protect critical areas.  These ordinances shall be scientifically defensible and include programs for monitoring and adaptive management.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 307.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       51,600,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       50,762,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 37,366,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $       24,365,000

Off Road Vehicle Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          475,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        6,094,000

Public Safety and Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          586,000

Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $        3,032,000

Warm Water Game Fish Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,567,000

Eastern Washington Pheasant Enhancement Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $          750,000

Wildlife Account‑-State Appropriation.......... $       48,518,000

Wildlife Account‑-Federal Appropriation........ $       38,182,000

Wildlife Account‑-Private/Local

    Appropriation.............................. $       15,133,000

Game Special Wildlife Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,941,000

Game Special Wildlife Account‑-Federal

    Appropriation.............................. $        9,591,000

Game Special Wildlife Account‑-Private/Local

    Appropriation.............................. $          350,000

Water Quality Account--State Appropriation..... $        1,000,000

Environmental Excellence Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $           15,000

Regional Fisheries Salmonid Recovery Account‑-

    Federal Appropriation...................... $        1,750,000

Oil Spill Administration Account‑-State

    Appropriation....... ...................... $          963,000

Oyster Reserve Land Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          135,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      295,175,000

 

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

    (1) $1,682,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,682,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items DFW-01 through DFW-07.

    (2) $200,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $200,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the department to update the salmon and steelhead stock inventory.

    (3) $550,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $550,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for salmonid smolt production monitoring.

    (4) $250,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $250,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the department to implement a hatchery endangered species act response.  The response shall include emergency hatchery responses, production, and retrofitting of hatcheries for salmon recovery.

    (5) $600,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $600,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for local salmon recovery technical assistance.

    (6) $1,625,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,625,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to fund grants to lead entities established under chapter 77.85 RCW.  The department, in consultation with the lead entity advisory group and individual lead entities, shall establish an application process and evaluation criteria to allocate funds to up to 26 lead entities to provide core activities identified in chapter 77.85 RCW.  Grants to individual lead entities may range from $37,500 to $150,000 per year.

    (7) $125,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $125,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for a grant to the lower Skykomish River habitat conservation group for the purpose of developing a salmon recovery plan, in coordination with the lead entity established under chapter 77.85 RCW for that area.  The salmon recovery plan must be consistent with the regional recovery plans of the Puget Sound shared strategy and criteria developed by the department for the regional salmon recovery planning program.

    (8) $1,000,000 of the water quality‑-state appropriation is provided solely to fund grants to lead entities established under chapter 77.85 RCW or watershed planning units established under chapter 90.82 RCW that agree to coordinate the development of comprehensive local and regional salmon recovery plans.  The department shall establish a model for local and regional plans as well as eligibility and evaluation criteria for distribution of funds to lead entities and watershed planning units.  No annual grant shall exceed $125,000 per year.

    (9) $91,000 of the warm water game fish account appropriation is provided solely for warm water fish culture at the Rod Meseberg warm water fish production facility.

    (10) $300,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $300,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to fund four cooperative compliance programs, two in Western Washington and two in Eastern Washington.  The cooperative compliance program shall conduct fish screen, fish way, and fish passage barrier assessments and correction plans for landowners seeking cooperative compliance agreements with the department.

    (11) $1,300,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $5,000,000 of the general fund‑-federal  appropriation are provided solely for economic adjustment assistance to fishermen pursuant to the 1999 Pacific salmon treaty agreement.

    (12) $2,000,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation is provided for cooperative volunteer projects.

    (13) $810,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $790,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $250,000 of the wildlife account‑-state appropriation are provided solely for enforcement and biological staff to respond and take appropriate action to public complaints regarding bear and cougar.

    (14) The department shall evaluate the fish program to determine if activities are aligned with agency objectives and if specific activities support the agency's strategic plan.

    (15) The department shall implement a lands program manager consolidation program.  The consolidation program shall target the department's south central region.  The savings from this consolidation shall be used by the department for additional maintenance on agency lands within the south central region.

    (16) The department shall implement a survey of all agency lands to evaluate whether agency lands support the agency's strategic plan and goals.  The department shall submit a report to the governor and legislature by September 1, 2002, identifying those lands not conforming with the agency's strategic plan and which should be divested.

    (17) $388,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $388,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to implement the forests and fish agreement and includes funding to continue statewide coordination and implementation of the forests and fish rules, integration of portions of the hydraulic code into the forest practices rules to provide permit streamlining, and sharing the responsibility of developing and implementing the required forests and fish agreement monitoring and adaptive management program.

    (18) $194,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $195,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for staff to represent the state's fish and wildlife interests in hydroelectric project relicensing processes by the federal energy regulatory commission.

    (19) $156,000 of the wildlife account‑-state appropriation is provided solely for a youth fishing coordinator to develop partnerships with local communities, and to identify, develop, fund, and promote youth fishing events and opportunities.  Event coordination and promotion services shall be contracted to a private consultant.

    (20) $135,000 of the oyster reserve land account appropriation is provided solely to implement chapter 273, Laws of 2001, Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1658 (state oyster reserve lands).

    (21) $43,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $42,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for staffing and operation of the Tennant Lake interpretive center.

    (22) $32,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $33,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to support the activities of the aquatic nuisance species coordination committee to foster state, federal, tribal, and private cooperation on aquatic nuisance species issues.  The committee shall strive to prevent the introduction of nonnative aquatic species and to minimize the spread of species that are introduced.

    (23) $25,000 of the wildlife account‑‑state appropriation is provided solely for the WildWatchCam program to provide internet transmission of live views of wildlife.

    (24) $8,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $7,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the payment of the department's share of approved lake management district assessments.  By December 15, 2001, the department shall provide the legislature a summary of its activities related to lake management districts as well as recommendations for establishing equitable lake management district assessments.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 308.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       36,709,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       36,266,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 3,440,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $        1,865,000

Forest Development Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       52,511,000

Off Road Vehicle Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        3,684,000

Surveys and Maps Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,689,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        4,458,000

Resources Management Cost Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       85,979,000

Surface Mining Reclamation Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,549,000

Salmon Recovery Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          625,000

Water Quality Account‑-State Appropriation..... $        2,900,000

Aquatic Land Dredged Material Disposal Site

    Account‑-State Appropriation............... $        1,056,000

Natural Resource Conservation Areas Stewardship

    Account Appropriation...................... $           34,000

Air Pollution Control Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          629,000

Metals Mining Account‑-State Appropriation..... $           64,000

Agricultural College Trust Management Account

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,790,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      237,248,000

 

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

    (1) $18,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $18,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $998,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items DNR-01, DNR-02, and DNR-04.

    (2)(a) $625,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation, $1,250,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,250,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $2,900,000 of the water quality account‑-state appropriation are provided solely for implementation of chapter 4, Laws of 1999 sp. sess. (forest practices and salmon recovery).

    (b) $250,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for and shall be expended to develop a small forest landowner data base in ten counties.  $150,000 of the amount in this subsection shall be used to purchase the data.  $100,000 of the amount in this subsection shall purchase contracted analysis of the data.

    (3) $2,000,000 of the forest development account appropriation is provided solely for road decommissioning, maintenance, and repair in the Lake Whatcom watershed.

    (4) $543,000 of the forest fire protection assessment account appropriation, $22,000 of the forest development account appropriation, and $76,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 279, Laws of 2001, Substitute House Bill No. 2104, (modifying forest fire protection assessments).

    (5) $895,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $895,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to manage approximately 70,700 acres of Washington State University's agricultural college trust lands.

    (6) The entire appropriation from the access road revolving fund is provided solely for and shall be expended to survey, map, and evaluate and construct, improve, or abandon trust land roads to meet the requirements of the forests and fish agreement.

    (7) $4,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $4,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to compensate the forest board trust for a portion of the lease to the Crescent television improvement district consistent with RCW 79.12.055.

    (8) The appropriation from the off-road vehicle account‑‑state is provided under RCW 46.09.170(1)(a)(ii) and is provided solely for projects that bring off-road vehicle recreation facilities into compliance with the requirements, guidelines, spirit, and intent of the federal Americans with disabilities act and do not compromise or impair sensitive natural resources.

    (9) $828,000 of the surface mine reclamation account appropriation is provided to implement Engrossed House Bill No. 1845 (surface mining fees).  If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

    (10) $800,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation and $200,000 of the resources management cost account appropriation are provided solely to improve asset management on state-owned aquatic lands.  The department shall streamline the use authorization process for businesses operating on state-owned aquatic lands and issue decisions on 325 pending lease applications by June 30, 2002.  The department, in consultation with the attorney general, shall develop a strategic program to resolve claims related to contaminated sediments on state-owned aquatic lands.

    (11) $246,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided to the department for continuing control of spruce budworm.

    (12) $100,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account is provided solely for the development and initial implementation of a statewide management plan for marine reserves.

    (13) $7,657,859 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $7,657,859 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for emergency fire suppression.

    (14) $7,216,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $6,584,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for fire protection activities and to implement provisions of the 1997 tridata fire program review.

    (15) $275,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $275,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $550,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account‑-state appropriation are provided solely to the department for planning, management, and stewardship of natural area preserves and natural resources conservation areas.

    (16) $187,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $188,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $375,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account‑-state appropriation are provided solely to the department for maintenance and stewardship of public lands.

    (17) $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $400,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation are provided solely for spartina control.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 309.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        8,165,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        8,024,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 4,636,000

General fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $        1,110,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,304,000

State Toxics Control Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,672,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       26,911,000

 

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

    (1) $36,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $37,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DOA-01.

    (2) $832,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation and $298,000 of the agricultural local account are provided solely to establish a program to monitor pesticides in surface water, evaluate pesticide exposure on salmon species listed under the provisions of the endangered species act, and implement actions needed to protect salmonids.

    (3) $1,480,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation is provided solely to initiate a four-year plan to eradicate infestations of spartina in Puget Sound, Hood Canal, and Grays Harbor and begin the reduction in spartina infestations in Willapa Bay.

    (4) $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $150,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation are provided solely to the small farm and direct marketing program to support small farms in complying with federal, state, and local regulations, facilitating access to food processing centers, and assisting with grant funding requests.

    (5) $350,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $350,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $700,000 of the general fund‑-private/local appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 324, Laws of 2001 (Substitute House Bill No. 1891, marketing of agriculture).  Of these amounts, $40,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation is provided solely to match funds provided by the red raspberry commission to address unfair trade practices by other countries that result in sales in Washington that are below the cost of production in Washington.

    (6) $450,000 of the state toxics control account‑-state appropriation is provided solely for deposit in the agricultural local nonappropriated account for the plant pest account to reimburse county horticultural pest and disease boards for the costs of pest control activities, including tree removal, conducted under their existing authorities in chapters 15.08 and 15.09 RCW.

    (7) The district manager for district two as defined in WAC 16-458-075 shall transfer four hundred fifty thousand dollars from the fruit and vegetable district fund to the plant pest account within the agricultural local fund.  The amount transferred must be derived from fees collected for state inspections of tree fruits and shall be used solely to reimburse county horticultural pest and disease boards in district two for the cost of pest control activities, including tree removal, conducted under their existing authority in chapters 15.08 and 15.09 RCW.  The transfer of funds shall occur by July 1, 2001.  On June 30, 2003, any unexpended portion of the four hundred fifty thousand dollars shall be returned to the fruit and vegetable district fund.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 310.  FOR THE WASHINGTON POLLUTION LIABILITY REINSURANCE PROGRAM

Pollution Liability Insurance Program Trust Account‑-

    State Appropriation............................. $   1,003,000

 

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                              PART IV

                          TRANSPORTATION

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 401.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        5,389,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        5,377,000

Architects' License Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          707,000

Cemetery Account‑-State Appropriation.......... $          214,000

Professional Engineers' Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        3,032,000

Real Estate Commission‑-State Appropriation.... $        6,777,000

Master License Account‑-State Appropriation.... $        8,409,000

Uniform Commercial Code Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        3,104,000

Real Estate Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          301,000

Funeral Directors and Embalmers Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          490,000

Washington Real Estate Research Account

    Appropriation.............................. $          316,000

Data Processing Revolving Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $           23,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       34,139,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  In accordance with RCW 43.24.086, it is the policy of the state of Washington that the cost of each professional, occupational, or business licensing program be fully borne by the members of that profession, occupation, or business.  For each licensing program covered by RCW 43.24.086, the department shall set fees at levels sufficient to fully cover the cost of administering the licensing program, including any costs associated with policy enhancements funded in the 2001-03 fiscal biennium.  Pursuant to RCW 43.135.055, during the 2001-03 fiscal biennium, the department may increase fees in excess of the fiscal growth factor if the increases are necessary to fully fund the costs of the licensing programs.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 402.  FOR THE STATE PATROL

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       21,890,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        8,066,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 4,178,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $          369,000

Death Investigations Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        3,899,000

Public Safety and Education Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       16,070,000

County Criminal Justice Assistance Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,490,000

Municipal Criminal Justice Assistance Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $          987,000

Fire Service Trust Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          125,000

Fire Service Training Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        6,328,000

State Toxics Control Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          461,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account‑-

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

Fingerprint Identification Account‑-State

    Appropriation.. ........................... $        3,684,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       68,824,000

 

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

    (1) $354,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for additional law enforcement and security coverage on the west capitol campus.

    (2) When a program within the agency is supported by more than one fund and one of the funds is the state general fund, the agency shall charge its expenditures in such a manner as to ensure that each fund is charged in proportion to its support of the program.  The agency may adopt guidelines for the implementation of this subsection.  The guidelines may account for federal matching requirements, budget provisos, or other requirements to spend other moneys in a particular manner.

    (3) $100,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5896 (DNA testing of evidence).  If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

    (4) $1,419,000 of the public safety and education account‑-state appropriation is provided solely for combating the proliferation of methamphetamine labs.  The amounts in this subsection are provided solely for the following activities:  (a) The establishment of a regional methamphetamine enforcement, training, and education program; (b) additional members for the statewide methamphetamine incident response team; and (c) two forensic scientists with the necessary equipment to perform lab analysis in the crime laboratory division.

    (5) A study regarding the mobilization of state fire service resources in response to state declared mobilizations shall be performed by the chief of the Washington state patrol through the director of fire protection.  The study shall examine and evaluate the cost effectiveness and efficiency of the fire services mobilization plan, and the fire resources mobilization processes and procedures.  One member of each of the following organizations shall be represented and shall provide assistance to the director of fire protection with this task:  Emergency management division, department of natural resources, Washington state fire commissioners, Washington state association of fire chiefs, Washington state association of fire fighters, and the Washington state fire fighters council.  In addition, one rural fire chief and one urban fire chief shall be designated.  The chief of the Washington state patrol shall report the findings through the director of fire protection to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1, 2001.

    (6) Beginning in fiscal year 2003, the funding provided in this subsection assumes a transfer of $12,634,000 of state patrol expenditures from the omnibus operating budget to the transportation budget.  If new transportation revenue is not enacted before this time, the omnibus budget will restore this funding in the 2002 legislative session.

 

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                              PART V

                             EDUCATION

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 501.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION

 

    (1) STATE AGENCY OPERATIONS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       12,357,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       12,266,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 23,668,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       48,291,000

 

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

    (a) $11,385,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $11,394,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the operation and expenses of the office of the superintendent of public instruction.  Of this amount, $350,000 is provided in each fiscal year for upgrading information systems including the general apportionment and student information systems.

    (b) $541,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $441,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the operation and expenses of the state board of education, including basic education assistance activities.  Of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $100,000 is provided solely for certificate of mastery development and validation.

    (c) $431,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $431,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the operation and expenses of the Washington professional educator standards board.

 

    (2) STATEWIDE PROGRAMS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       17,274,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       19,407,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 213,016,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      249,697,000

 

    The appropriations in this subsection are provided solely for the statewide programs specified in this subsection and are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

    (a) HEALTH AND SAFETY

    (i) A maximum of $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $150,000 of the fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided for alcohol and drug prevention programs pursuant to RCW 66.08.180.

    (ii) A maximum $2,621,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $2,621,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for a corps of nurses located at educational service districts, as determined by the superintendent of public instruction, to be dispatched to the most needy schools to provide direct care to students, health education, and training for school staff.

    (iii) A maximum of $100,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided to create a school safety center subject to the following conditions and limitations.

    (A) The safety center shall:  Disseminate successful models of school safety plans and cooperative efforts; provide assistance to schools to establish a comprehensive safe school plan; select models of cooperative efforts that have been proven successful; act as an information dissemination and resource center when an incident occurs in a school district either in Washington or in another state; coordinate activities relating to school safety; review and approve manuals and curricula used for school safety models and training; and develop and maintain a school safety information web site.

    (B) The school safety center shall be established in the office of the superintendent of public instruction.  The superintendent of public instruction shall participate in a school safety center advisory committee that includes representatives of educators, classified staff, principals, superintendents, administrators, the American society for industrial security, the state criminal justice training commission, and others deemed appropriate and approved by the school safety center advisory committee.  Members of the committee shall be chosen by the groups they represent.  In addition, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs shall appoint representatives of law enforcement to participate on the school safety center advisory committee.  The advisory committee shall select a chair.

    (C) The school safety center advisory committee shall develop a training program, using the best practices in school safety, for all school safety personnel. 

    (iv) A maximum of $113,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $103,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for a school safety training program provided by the criminal justice training commission subject to the following conditions and limitations:

    (A) The criminal justice training commission with assistance of the school safety center advisory committee established in section 2(b)(iii) of this section shall develop manuals and curricula for a training program for all school safety personnel. 

    (B) The Washington state criminal justice training commission, in collaboration with the advisory committee, shall provide the school safety training for all school administrators and school safety personnel, including school safety personnel hired after the effective date of this section.

    (v) A maximum of $250,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $250,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for training in school districts regarding the prevention of bullying and  harassment.  The superintendent of public instruction shall use the funds to develop a model bullying and harassment prevention policy and training materials for school and educational service districts.  The information may be disseminated in a variety of ways, including workshops and other staff development activities such as videotape or broadcasts.

    (vi) A maximum of $6,042,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $6,028,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for a safety allocation to districts subject to the following conditions and limitations:

    (A) The funds shall be allocated at a maximum rate of $6.36 per year per full-time equivalent K-12 student enrolled in each school district in the prior school year.

    (B) Districts shall expend funds allocated under this section to develop and implement strategies identified in a comprehensive safe school plan pursuant to House Bill No. 1818 (student safety) or Senate Bill No. 5543 (student safety).  If neither bill is enacted by June 30, 2001, expenditures of the safety allocation shall be subject to (i), (ii), and (iii) of this subsection (a)(vi)(B).

    (i) School districts shall use the funds for school safety purposes and are encouraged to prioritize the use of funds allocated under this section for the development, by September 1, 2002, of school-based comprehensive safe school plans that include prevention, intervention, all-hazards/crisis response, and post crisis recovery components.  When developing comprehensive safe school plans, school districts are encouraged to use model school safety plans as developed by the school safety center.  Implementation of comprehensive safe school plans may include, but is not limited to, employing or contracting for building security monitors in schools during school hours and school events; research-based early prevention and intervention programs; training for school staff, including security personnel; equipment; school safety hotlines; before, during, and after-school student and staff safety; minor building renovations related to student and staff safety and security; and other purposes identified in the comprehensive safe school plan.

    (ii) Each school may conduct an evaluation of its comprehensive safe school plan and conduct reviews, drills, or simulated practices in coordination with local fire, law enforcement, and medical emergency management agencies.

    (iii) By September 1, 2002, school districts shall provide the superintendent of public instruction information regarding the purposes for which the safety allocation funding was used and the status of the comprehensive safe school plans for the schools in the school district.

    (vii) A maximum of $200,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, a maximum of $200,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $400,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation transferred from the department of health are provided for a program that provides grants to school districts for media campaigns promoting sexual abstinence and addressing the importance of delaying sexual activity, pregnancy, and childbearing until individuals are ready to nurture and support their children.  Grants to the school districts shall be for projects that are substantially designed and produced by students.  The grants shall require a local private sector match equal to one-half of the state grant, which may include in-kind contribution of technical or other assistance from consultants or firms involved in public relations, advertising, broadcasting, and graphics or video production or other related fields.

    (viii) A maximum of $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for a nonviolence and leadership training program provided by the institute for community leadership.  The program shall provide the following:

    (A) Statewide nonviolence leadership coaches training program for certification of educational employees and community members in nonviolence leadership workshops;

    (B) Statewide leadership nonviolence student exchanges, training, and speaking opportunities for student workshop participants; and

    (C) A request for proposal process, with up to 80 percent funding, for nonviolence leadership workshops serving at least 12 school districts with direct programming in 36 elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Washington state.

    (ix) A maximum of $1,500,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $1,500,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for school district petitions to juvenile court for truant students as provided in RCW 28A.225.030 and 28A.225.035.  Allocation of this money to school districts shall be based on the number of petitions filed.

    (b) TECHNOLOGY

    (i) A maximum of $2,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $2,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for K-20 telecommunications network technical support in the K-12 sector to prevent system failures and avoid interruptions in school utilization of the data processing and video-conferencing capabilities of the network.  These funds may be used to purchase engineering and advanced technical support for the network.  A maximum of $650,000 of this amount may be expended for state-level administration and staff training on the K-20 network.

    (ii) A maximum of $617,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $1,112,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for the Washington state leadership assistance for science education reform (LASER) regional partnership coordinated at the Pacific Science Center.

    (c) GRANTS AND ALLOCATIONS

    (i) A maximum of $25,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $1,975,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for Senate Bill No. 5695 (alternative certification routes).  If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.  The stipend allocation per teacher candidate and mentor pair shall not exceed $28,318.  The professional educator standards board shall report to the education committees of the legislature by December 15, 2002, on the districts applying for partnership grants, the districts receiving partnership grants, and the number of interns per route enrolled in each district.

    (ii) A maximum of $31,500 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $31,500 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for operation of the Cispus environmental learning center.

    (iii) A maximum of $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for the Washington civil liberties education program.

    (iv) A maximum of $2,150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $2,150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for complex need grants.  The maximum grants for eligible districts are specified in LEAP Document 30C as developed on April 27, 1997, at 03:00 hours.

    (v) A maximum of $1,377,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $1,377,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for educational centers, including state support activities.  $100,000 of this amount is provided to help stabilize funding through distribution among existing education centers that are currently funded by the state at an amount less than $100,000 a biennium.

    (vi) A maximum of $50,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $50,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for an organization in southwest Washington that received funding from the Spokane educational center in the 1995-97 biennium and provides educational services to students who have dropped out of school.

    (vii) A maximum of $1,262,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $1,262,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for in-service training and educational programs conducted by the Pacific Science Center.

    (viii) A maximum of $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided to support vocational student leadership organizations.

    (ix) $9,900,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation is provided for the Washington Reads project to enhance high quality reading instruction and school programs.

    (x) A maximum of $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for the World War II oral history project.

    (xi) $30,700,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation is provided for school renovation grants for school districts with urgent school renovation needs, special education-related renovations, and technology related renovations.

    (xii) $1,952,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation is provided for LINKS technology challenge grants to integrate educational reform with state technology systems and development of technology products that enhance professional development and classroom instruction.

    (xiii) $423,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation is provided for the advanced placement fee program to increase opportunities for low-income students and under-represented populations to participate in advanced placement courses and to increase the capacity of schools to provide advanced placement courses to students.

    (xiv) $12,318,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation is provided for comprehensive school reform demonstration projects to provide grants to low-income schools for improving student achievement through adoption and implementation of research-based curricula and instructional programs.

    (xv) $4,228,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation is provided for teacher quality enhancement through provision of consortia grants to school districts and higher education institutions to improve teacher preparation and professional development.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 502.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR GENERAL APPORTIONMENT

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $    3,760,826,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $    3,751,350,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $    7,512,176,000

 

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

    (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

    (2) Allocations for certificated staff salaries for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 school years shall be determined using formula‑generated staff units calculated pursuant to this subsection.  Staff allocations for small school enrollments in (d) through (f) of this subsection shall be reduced for vocational full-time equivalent enrollments.  Staff allocations for small school enrollments in grades K-6 shall be the greater of that generated under (a) of this subsection, or under (d) and (e) of this subsection.  Certificated staffing allocations shall be as follows:

    (a) On the basis of each 1,000 average annual full-time equivalent enrollments, excluding full-time equivalent enrollment otherwise recognized for certificated staff unit allocations under (c) through (f) of this subsection:

    (i) Four certificated administrative staff units per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-12;

    (ii) 49 certificated instructional staff units per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-3;

    (iii) Forty‑six certificated instructional staff units per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades 4-12; and

    (iv) An additional 4.2 certificated instructional staff units for grades K-3 and an additional 7.2 certificated instructional staff units for grade 4.  Any funds allocated for the additional certificated units provided in this subsection (iv) shall not be considered as basic education funding;

    (v) For class size reduction and expanded learning opportunities under the better schools program, an additional 2.2 certificated instructional staff units for grades K-4 per thousand full-time equivalent students.  Funds allocated for these additional certificated units shall not be considered as basic education funding.  The allocation may be used for reducing class sizes in grades K-4 or to provide additional classroom contact hours for kindergarten, before-and-after-school programs, weekend school programs, summer school programs, and intercession opportunities to assist elementary school students in meeting the essential academic learning requirements and student assessment performance standards.  For purposes of this subsection, additional classroom contact hours provided by teachers beyond the normal school day under a supplemental contract shall be converted to a certificated full-time equivalent by dividing the classroom contact hours by 900.

    (A) Funds provided under this subsection (2)(a)(iv) and (v) in excess of the amount required to maintain the statutory minimum ratio established under RCW 28A.150.260(2)(b) shall be allocated only if the district documents an actual ratio equal to or greater than 55.4 certificated instructional staff per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-4.  For any school district documenting a lower certificated instructional staff ratio, the allocation shall be based on the district's actual grades K-4 certificated instructional staff ratio achieved in that school year, or the statutory minimum ratio established under RCW 28A.150.260(2)(b), if greater;

    (B) Districts at or above 51.0 certificated instructional staff per one thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-4 may dedicate up to 1.3 of the 55.4 funding ratio to employ additional classified instructional assistants assigned to basic education classrooms in grades K-4.  For purposes of documenting a district's staff ratio under this section, funds used by the district to employ additional classified instructional assistants shall be converted to a certificated staff equivalent and added to the district's actual certificated instructional staff ratio.  Additional classified instructional assistants, for the purposes of this subsection, shall be determined using the 1989-90 school year as the base year;

    (C) Any district maintaining a ratio equal to or greater than 55.4 certificated instructional staff per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-4 may use allocations generated under this subsection (2)(a)(iv) and (v) in excess of that required to maintain the minimum ratio established under RCW 28A.150.260(2)(b) to employ additional basic education certificated instructional staff or classified instructional assistants in grades 5-6.  Funds allocated under this subsection (2)(a)(iv) and (v) shall only be expended to reduce class size in grades K-6.  No more than 1.3 of the certificated instructional funding ratio amount may be expended for provision of classified instructional assistants;

    (b) For school districts with a minimum enrollment of 250 full-time equivalent students whose full-time equivalent student enrollment count in a given month exceeds the first of the month full-time equivalent enrollment count by 5 percent, an additional state allocation of 110 percent of the share that such increased enrollment would have generated had such additional full-time equivalent students been included in the normal enrollment count for that particular month;

    (c)(i) On the basis of full-time equivalent enrollment in:

    (A) Vocational education programs approved by the superintendent of public instruction, a maximum of 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.08 certificated administrative staff units for each 19.5 full-time equivalent vocational students; and

    (B) Skills center programs meeting the standards for skills center funding established in January 1999 by the superintendent of public instruction, 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.08 certificated administrative units for each 16.67 full-time equivalent vocational students; and

    (ii) Vocational full-time equivalent enrollment shall be reported on the same monthly basis as the enrollment for students eligible for basic support, and payments shall be adjusted for reported vocational enrollments on the same monthly basis as those adjustments for enrollment for students eligible for basic support;

    (d) For districts enrolling not more than twenty‑five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8, and for small school plants within any school district which have been judged to be remote and necessary by the state board of education and enroll not more than twenty‑five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8:

    (i) For those enrolling no students in grades 7 and 8, 1.76 certificated instructional staff units and 0.24 certificated administrative staff units for enrollment of not more than five students, plus one‑twentieth of a certificated instructional staff unit for each additional student enrolled; and

    (ii) For those enrolling students in grades 7 or 8, 1.68 certificated instructional staff units and 0.32 certificated administrative staff units for enrollment of not more than five students, plus one‑tenth of a certificated instructional staff unit for each additional student enrolled;

    (e) For specified enrollments in districts enrolling more than twenty‑five but not more than one hundred average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8, and for small school plants within any school district which enroll more than twenty‑five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8 and have been judged to be remote and necessary by the state board of education:

    (i) For enrollment of up to sixty annual average full-time equivalent students in grades K-6, 2.76 certificated instructional staff units and 0.24 certificated administrative staff units; and

    (ii) For enrollment of up to twenty annual average full-time equivalent students in grades 7 and 8, 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.08 certificated administrative staff units;

    (f) For districts operating no more than two high schools with enrollments of less than three hundred average annual full-time equivalent students, for enrollment in grades 9-12 in each such school, other than alternative schools:

    (i) For remote and necessary schools enrolling students in any grades 9-12 but no more than twenty‑five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-12, four and one‑half certificated instructional staff units and one‑quarter of a certificated administrative staff unit;

    (ii) For all other small high schools under this subsection, nine certificated instructional staff units and one‑half of a certificated administrative staff unit for the first sixty average annual full time equivalent students, and additional staff units based on a ratio of 0.8732 certificated instructional staff units and 0.1268 certificated administrative staff units per each additional forty‑three and one‑half average annual full time equivalent students.

    Units calculated under (f)(ii) of this subsection shall be reduced by certificated staff units at the rate of forty‑six certificated instructional staff units and four certificated administrative staff units per thousand vocational full-time equivalent students.

    (g) For each nonhigh school district having an enrollment of more than seventy annual average full-time equivalent students and less than one hundred eighty students, operating a grades K-8 program or a grades 1-8 program, an additional one-half of a certificated instructional staff unit; and

    (h) For each nonhigh school district having an enrollment of more than fifty annual average full-time equivalent students and less than one hundred eighty students, operating a grades K-6 program or a grades 1-6 program, an additional one‑half of a certificated instructional staff unit.

    (3) Allocations for classified salaries for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 school years shall be calculated using formula‑generated classified staff units determined as follows:

    (a) For enrollments generating certificated staff unit allocations under subsection (2)(d) through (h) of this section, one classified staff unit for each three certificated staff units allocated under such subsections;

    (b) For all other enrollment in grades K-12, including vocational full-time equivalent enrollments, one classified staff unit for each sixty average annual full-time equivalent students; and

    (c) For each nonhigh school district with an enrollment of more than fifty annual average full-time equivalent students and less than one hundred eighty students, an additional one‑half of a classified staff unit.

    (4) Fringe benefit allocations shall be calculated at a rate of 11.27 percent in the 2001-02 school year and 11.27 percent in the 2002-03 school year for certificated salary allocations provided under subsection (2) of this section, and a rate of 12.92 percent in the 2001-02 school year and 12.92 percent in the 2002-03 school year for classified salary allocations provided under subsection (3) of this section.

    (5) Insurance benefit allocations shall be calculated at the maintenance rate specified in section 504(3) of this act, based on the number of benefit units determined as follows:

    (a) The number of certificated staff units determined in subsection (2) of this section; and

    (b) The number of classified staff units determined in subsection (3) of this section multiplied by 1.152.  This factor is intended to adjust allocations so that, for the purposes of distributing insurance benefits, full-time equivalent classified employees may be calculated on the basis of 1440 hours of work per year, with no individual employee counted as more than one full-time equivalent.

    (6)(a) For nonemployee-related costs associated with each certificated staff unit allocated under subsection (2)(a), (b), and (d) through (h) of this section, there shall be provided a maximum of $8,519 per certificated staff unit in the 2001-02 school year and a maximum of $8,715 per certificated staff unit in the 2002-03 school year.

    (b) For nonemployee-related costs associated with each vocational certificated staff unit allocated under subsection (2)(c)(i)(A) of this section, there shall be provided a maximum of $20,920 per certificated staff unit in the 2001-02 school year and a maximum of $21,401 per certificated staff unit in the 2002-03 school year.

    (c) For nonemployee-related costs associated with each vocational certificated staff unit allocated under subsection (2)(c)(i)(B) of this section, there shall be provided a maximum of $16,233 per certificated staff unit in the 2001-02 school year and a maximum of $16,606 per certificated staff unit in the 2002-03 school year.

    (7) Allocations for substitute costs for classroom teachers shall be distributed at a maintenance rate of $494.34 for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 school years per allocated classroom teachers exclusive of salary increase amounts provided in section 504 of this act.  Solely for the purposes of this subsection, allocated classroom teachers shall be equal to the number of certificated instructional staff units allocated under subsection (2) of this section, multiplied by the ratio between the number of actual basic education certificated teachers and the number of actual basic education certificated instructional staff reported statewide for the prior school year.

    (8) Any school district board of directors may petition the superintendent of public instruction by submission of a resolution adopted in a public meeting to reduce or delay any portion of its basic education allocation for any school year.  The superintendent of public instruction shall approve such reduction or delay if it does not impair the district's financial condition.  Any delay shall not be for more than two school years.  Any reduction or delay shall have no impact on levy authority pursuant to RCW 84.52.0531 and local effort assistance pursuant to chapter 28A.500 RCW.

    (9) The superintendent may distribute a maximum of $6,510,000 outside the basic education formula during fiscal years 2002 and 2003 as follows:

    (a) For fire protection for school districts located in a fire protection district as now or hereafter established pursuant to chapter 52.04 RCW, a maximum of $480,000 may be expended in fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $491,000 may be expended in fiscal year 2003;

    (b) For summer vocational programs at skills centers, a maximum of $2,098,000 may be expended each fiscal year;

    (c) A maximum of $343,000 may be expended for school district emergencies; and

    (d) A maximum of $500,000 per fiscal year may be expended for programs providing skills training for secondary students who are enrolled in extended day school-to-work programs, as approved by the superintendent of public instruction.  The funds shall be allocated at a rate not to exceed $500 per full-time equivalent student enrolled in those programs.

    (10) For purposes of RCW 84.52.0531, the increase per full-time equivalent student in state basic education appropriations provided under this act, including appropriations for salary and benefits increases, is 2.5 percent from the 2000-01 school year to the 2001-02 school year, and 3.3 percent from the 2000-01 school year to the 2002-03 school year.

    (11) If two or more school districts consolidate and each district was receiving additional basic education formula staff units pursuant to subsection (2)(b) through (h) of this section, the following shall apply:

    (a) For three school years following consolidation, the number of basic education formula staff units shall not be less than the number of basic education formula staff units received by the districts in the school year prior to the consolidation; and

    (b) For the fourth through eighth school years following consolidation, the difference between the basic education formula staff units received by the districts for the school year prior to consolidation and the basic education formula staff units after consolidation pursuant to subsection (2)(a) through (h) of this section shall be reduced in increments of twenty percent per year.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 503.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-BASIC EDUCATION EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION.  (1) The following calculations determine the salaries used in the general fund allocations for certificated instructional, certificated administrative, and classified staff units under section 502 of this act:

    (a) Salary allocations for certificated instructional staff units shall be determined for each district by multiplying the district's certificated instructional total base salary shown on LEAP Document 12E for the appropriate year, by the district's average staff mix factor for basic education and special education certificated instructional staff in that school year, computed using LEAP Document 1S; and

    (b) Salary allocations for certificated administrative staff units and classified staff units for each district shall be based on the district's certificated administrative and classified salary allocation amounts shown on LEAP Document 12E for the appropriate year.

    (2) For the purposes of this section:

    (a) "Basic education certificated instructional staff" is defined as provided in RCW 28A.150.100 and "special education certificated staff" means staff assigned to the state-supported special education program pursuant to chapter 28A.155 RCW in positions requiring a certificate;

    (b) "LEAP Document 1S" means the computerized tabulation establishing staff mix factors for certificated instructional staff according to education and years of experience, as developed by the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee on March 25, 1999, at 16:55 hours; and

    (c) "LEAP Document 12E" means the computerized tabulation of 2001-02 and 2002-03 school year salary allocations for certificated administrative staff and classified staff and derived and total base salaries for certificated instructional staff as developed by the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee on March 13, 2001, at 16:32 hours.

    (3) Incremental fringe benefit factors shall be applied to salary adjustments at a rate of 10.63 percent for school years 2001-02 and 2002-03 for certificated staff and 9.42 percent for school years 2001-02 and 2002-03 for classified staff.

    (4)(a) Pursuant to RCW 28A.150.410, the following state‑wide salary allocation schedules for certificated instructional staff are established for basic education salary allocations:

 

     K-12 Salary Schedule for Certificated Instructional Staff

                        2001-02 School Year

 

Years of

Service      BA        BA+15     BA+30     BA+45     BA+90

 

  0          27,467    28,209    28,977    29,746    32,219

  1          27,836    28,588    29,366    30,171    32,668

  2          28,464    29,231    30,025    30,900    33,414

  3          29,401    30,192    31,009    31,931    34,490

  4          30,063    30,896    31,727    32,689    35,290

  5          30,750    31,595    32,443    33,468    36,085

  6          31,147    31,974    32,850    33,928    36,531

  7          32,164    33,010    33,909    35,055    37,724

  8          33,195    34,088    35,008    36,248    38,954

  9                   35,205    36,169    37,455    40,223

 10                             37,344    38,724    41,529

 11                                      40,029    42,895

 12                                      41,293    44,298

 13                                                45,736

 14                                                47,181

 15                                                48,408

 16 or more                                        49,376

 

Years of                                 MA+90

Service      BA+135      MA      MA+45     or PHD

 

  0          33,811    32,931    35,403    36,996

  1          34,252    33,297    35,793    37,377

  2          35,030    33,995    36,509    38,124

  3          36,177    35,027    37,585    39,273

  4          37,007    35,755    38,355    40,072

  5          37,853    36,503    39,121    40,889

  6          38,308    36,904    39,508    41,285

  7          39,569    38,031    40,700    42,546

  8          40,867    39,225    41,930    43,843

  9          42,201    40,430    43,200    45,177

 10          43,572    41,700    44,505    46,549

 11          44,979    43,005    45,872    47,956

 12          46,446    44,362    47,275    49,422

 13          47,947    45,766    48,712    50,923

 14          49,505    47,212    50,251    52,481

 15          50,792    48,439    51,557    53,846

 16 or more  51,808    49,407    52,589    54,923

 

K-12 Allocation Salary Schedule For Certificated Instructional Staff

                        2002-03 School Year

 

Years of

Service      BA        BA+15     BA+30     BA+45     BA+90

 

  0          28,318    29,083    29,875    30,668    33,217

  1          28,699    29,473    30,276    31,106    33,680

  2          29,345    30,137    30,955    31,857    34,449

  3          30,312    31,127    31,970    32,920    35,559

  4          30,994    31,854    32,710    33,702    36,383

  5          31,703    32,574    33,448    34,505    37,203

  6          32,112    32,964    33,868    34,979    37,663

  7          33,160    34,033    34,959    36,141    38,893

  8          34,223    35,145    36,092    37,372    40,161

  9                   36,295    37,289    38,616    41,470

 10                             38,501    39,923    42,815

 11                                      41,269    44,225

 12                                      42,572    45,671

 13                                                47,153

 14                                                48,642

 15                                                49,907

 16 or more                                        50,906

 

Years of                                 MA+90

Service      BA+135    MA        MA+45     or PHD

 

  0          34,859    33,951    36,500    38,142

  1          35,313    34,328    36,902    38,535

  2          36,116    35,048    37,640    39,305

  3          37,298    36,112    38,750    40,490

  4          38,153    36,863    39,544    41,314

  5          39,026    37,634    40,333    42,156

  6          39,495    38,047    40,732    42,564

  7          40,795    39,210    41,961    43,864

  8          42,133    40,440    43,229    45,201

  9          43,509    41,683    44,538    46,577

 10          44,922    42,992    45,884    47,991

 11          46,373    44,337    47,293    49,442

 12          47,885    45,736    48,739    50,953

 13          49,432    47,184    50,221    52,501

 14          51,039    48,675    51,808    54,107

 15          52,366    49,940    53,155    55,514

 16 or more  53,413    50,938    54,218    56,624

 

    (b) As used in this subsection, the column headings "BA+(N)" refer to the number of credits earned since receiving the baccalaureate degree.

    (c) For credits earned after the baccalaureate degree but before the masters degree, any credits in excess of forty‑five credits may be counted after the masters degree.  Thus, as used in this subsection, the column headings "MA+(N)" refer to the total of:

    (i) Credits earned since receiving the masters degree; and

    (ii) Any credits in excess of forty‑five credits that were earned after the baccalaureate degree but before the masters degree.

    (5) For the purposes of this section:

    (a) "BA" means a baccalaureate degree.

    (b) "MA" means a masters degree.

    (c) "PHD" means a doctorate degree.

    (d) "Years of service" shall be calculated under the same rules adopted by the superintendent of public instruction.

    (e) "Credits" means college quarter hour credits and equivalent in-service credits computed in accordance with RCW 28A.415.020 and 28A.415.023.

    (6) No more than ninety college quarter-hour credits received by any employee after the baccalaureate degree may be used to determine compensation allocations under the state salary allocation schedule and LEAP documents referenced in this act, or any replacement schedules and documents, unless:

    (a) The employee has a masters degree; or

    (b) The credits were used in generating state salary allocations before January 1, 1992.

    (7) The certificated instructional staff base salary specified for each district in LEAP Document 12E and the salary schedules in subsection (4)(a) of this section include three learning improvement days originally added in the 1999-00 school year.  A school district is eligible for the learning improvement day funds for school years 2001-02 and 2002-03, only if three learning improvement days have been added to the 180-day contract year.  If fewer than three days are added, the additional learning improvement allocation shall be adjusted accordingly.  The additional days shall be for activities related to improving student learning consistent with education reform implementation.  The length of a learning improvement day shall not be less than the length of a full day under the base contract.  The superintendent of public instruction shall ensure that school districts adhere to the intent and purposes of this subsection.

    (8) The salary allocation schedules established in this section are for allocation purposes only except as provided in RCW 28A.400.200(2).

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 504.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION ADJUSTMENTS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      124,130,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $      274,529,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      398,659,000

 

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

    (1) $318,024,000 is provided for a cost of living adjustment for state formula staff units of 3.7 percent effective September 1, 2001, and another salary adjustment effective on September 1, 2002, in a percentage amount to be determined by the 2002 legislature consistent with the provisions of chapter 4, Laws of 2001 (Initiative Measure No. 732).  The appropriations include associated incremental fringe benefit allocations at rates of 10.63 percent for school years 2001-02 and 2002-03 for certificated staff and 9.42 percent for school years 2001-02 and 2002-03 for classified staff.

    (a) The appropriations in this section include the increased portion of salaries and incremental fringe benefits for all relevant state-funded school programs in part V of this act, in accordance with chapter 4, Laws of 2001 (Initiative Measure No. 732).  Salary adjustments for state employees in the office of superintendent of public instruction and the education reform program are provided in part VII of this act.  Increases for general apportionment (basic education) are based on the salary allocation schedules and methodology in section 502 of this act.  Increases for special education result from increases in each district's basic education allocation per student. Increases for educational service districts and institutional education programs are determined by the superintendent of public instruction using the methodology for general apportionment salaries and benefits in section 502 of this act.

    (b) The appropriations in this section provide cost-of-living and incremental fringe benefit allocations based on formula adjustments as follows:

 

                                                     School Year

                                                   2001-02  2002-03

 

Pupil Transportation (per weighted pupil mile)    $  0.77  $  1.44

Highly Capable (per formula student)              $  8.75  $ 16.35

Transitional Bilingual Education (per eligible

  bilingual student)                              $ 22.73  $ 42.48

Learning Assistance (per entitlement unit)        $ 11.23  $ 20.99

Substitute Teacher (allocation per teacher,

  section 502(7))                                 $ 18.29  $ 34.18

 

    (2) This act appropriates general fund‑-state funds for the purpose of providing the annual salary cost-of-living increase required by section 2, chapter 4, Laws of 2001 (Initiative Measure No. 732) for teachers and other school district employees in the state-funded salary base.  For employees not included in the state-funded salary base, the annual salary cost-of-living increase may be provided by school districts from the federal funds appropriated in this act and local revenues, including the adjusted levy base as provided in RCW 84.52.053 and section 502 of this act, and state discretionary funds provided under this act.

    (3) $80,635,000 is provided for adjustments to insurance benefit allocations.  The maintenance rate for insurance benefit allocations is $427.73 per month for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 school years.  The appropriations in this section provide for a rate increase to $455.27 per month for the 2001-02 school year and $493.59 per month for the 2002-03 school year at the following rates:

 

                                                     School Year

                                                   2001-02  2002-03

 

Pupil Transportation (per weighted pupil mile)    $  0.25  $  0.60

Highly Capable (per formula student)              $  1.74  $  4.18

Transitional Bilingual Education (per eligible

  bilingual student)                              $  4.46  $ 10.66

Learning Assistance (per entitlement unit)        $  3.51  $  8.38

 

    (4) The rates specified in this section are subject to revision each year by the legislature.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 505.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR PUPIL TRANSPORTATION

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      193,198,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $      194,293,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      387,491,000

 

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

    (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

    (2) A maximum of $767,000 of this fiscal year 2002 appropriation and a maximum of $785,000 of the fiscal year 2003 appropriation may be expended for regional transportation coordinators and related activities.  The transportation coordinators shall ensure that data submitted by school districts for state transportation funding shall, to the greatest extent practical, reflect the actual transportation activity of each district.

    (3) $15,000 of the fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $20,000 of the fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided solely for the transportation of students enrolled in "choice" programs.  Transportation shall be limited to low-income students who are transferring to "choice" programs solely for educational reasons.

    (4) Allocations for transportation of students shall be based on reimbursement rates of $37.11 per weighted mile in the 2001-02 school year and $37.38 per weighted mile in the 2002-03 school year exclusive of salary and benefit adjustments provided in section 504 of this act.  Allocations for transportation of students transported more than one radius mile shall be based on weighted miles as determined by superintendent of public instruction multiplied by the per mile reimbursement rates for the school year pursuant to the formulas adopted by the superintendent of public instruction.  Allocations for transportation of students living within one radius mile shall be based on the number of enrolled students in grades kindergarten through five living within one radius mile of their assigned school multiplied by the per mile reimbursement rate for the school year multiplied by 1.29.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 506.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        3,100,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        3,100,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 225,630,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION.............. ... $      231,830,000

 

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

    (1) $3,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $3,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for state matching money for federal child nutrition programs.

    (2) $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the 2003 fiscal year appropriation are provided for summer food programs for children in low-income areas.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 507.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      419,264,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $      420,644,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 256,092,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $    1,096,000,000

 

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

    (1) Funding for special education programs is provided on an excess cost basis, pursuant to RCW 28A.150.390.  School districts shall ensure that special education students as a class receive their full share of the general apportionment allocation accruing through sections 502 and 504 of this act.  To the extent a school district cannot provide an appropriate education for special education students under chapter 28A.155 RCW through the general apportionment allocation, it shall provide services through the special education excess cost allocation funded in this section.

    (2)(a) Effective with the 2001-02 school year, the superintendent of public instruction shall change the S-275 personnel reporting system and all related accounting requirements to ensure that:

    (i) Special education students are basic education students first;

    (ii) As a class, special education students are entitled to the full basic education allocation; and

    (iii) Special education students are basic education students for the entire school day.

    (b) Effective with the 2001-02 school year, the S-275 and accounting changes shall supercede any prior excess cost methodologies and shall be required of all school districts.

    (3) Each general fund‑-state fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

    (4) The superintendent of public instruction shall distribute state funds to school districts based on two categories:  The optional birth through age two program for special education eligible developmentally delayed infants and toddlers, and the mandatory special education program for special education eligible students ages three to twenty-one.  A "special education eligible student" means a student receiving specially designed instruction in accordance with a properly formulated individualized education program.

    (5)(a) For the 2001-02 and 2002-03 school years, the superintendent shall distribute state funds to each district based on the sum of:

    (i) A district's annual average headcount enrollment of developmentally delayed infants and toddlers ages birth through two, multiplied by the district's average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student, multiplied by 1.15; and

    (ii) A district's annual average full-time equivalent basic education enrollment multiplied by the funded enrollment percent determined pursuant to subsection (6)(b) of this section, multiplied by the district's average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student multiplied by 0.9309.

    (b) For purposes of this subsection, "average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student" for a district shall be based on the staffing ratios required by RCW 28A.150.260 and shall not include enhancements, secondary vocational education, or small schools.

    (6) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this section.

    (a) "Annual average full-time equivalent basic education enrollment" means the resident enrollment including students enrolled through choice (RCW 28A.225.225) and students from nonhigh districts (RCW 28A.225.210) and excluding students residing in another district enrolled as part of an interdistrict cooperative program (RCW 28A.225.250).

    (b) "Enrollment percent" means the district's resident special education annual average enrollment, excluding the birth through age two enrollment, as a percent of the district's annual average full-time equivalent basic education enrollment.  For the 2001-02 and the 2002-03 school years, each district's funded enrollment percent shall be the lesser of the district's actual enrollment percent for the school year for which the allocation is being determined or 12.7 percent for the 2001-02 school year or 13.0 percent for the 2002-03 school year.

    (7) At the request of any interdistrict cooperative of at least 15 districts in which all excess cost services for special education students of the districts are provided by the cooperative, the maximum enrollment percent shall be 12.7 percent for the 2001-02 school year and 13.0 percent for the 2002-03 school year, and shall be calculated in the aggregate rather than individual district units.  For purposes of this subsection, the average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student shall be calculated in the aggregate rather than individual district units.

    (8) A maximum of $12,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $10,623,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided as safety net funding for districts with demonstrated needs for state special education funding beyond the amounts provided in subsection (5) of this section.  Safety net funding shall be awarded by the state safety net oversight committee.

    (a) The safety net oversight committee shall first consider the needs of districts adversely affected by the 1995 change in the special education funding formula.  Awards shall be based on the lesser of the amount required to maintain the 1994-95 state special education excess cost allocation to the school district in aggregate or on a dollar per funded student basis.

    (b) The committee shall then consider unmet needs for districts that can convincingly demonstrate that all legitimate expenditures for special education exceed all available revenues from state funding formulas.  In the determination of need, the committee shall also consider additional available revenues from federal and local sources.  Differences in program costs attributable to district philosophy, service delivery choice, or accounting practices are not a legitimate basis for safety net awards.

    (c) The maximum allowable indirect cost for calculating safety net eligibility may not exceed the federal restricted indirect cost rate for the district plus one percent.

    (d) Safety net awards shall be adjusted based on the percent of potential medicaid eligible students billed as calculated by the superintendent in accordance with chapter 318, Laws of 1999.

    (e) Safety net awards must be adjusted for any audit findings or exceptions related to special education funding.

    (f) The superintendent may expend up to $120,000 per year of the amounts provided in this subsection to provide staff assistance to the committee in analyzing applications for safety net funds received by the committee.

    (9) The superintendent of public instruction may adopt such rules and procedures as are necessary to administer the special education funding and safety net award process.  Prior to revising any standards, procedures, or rules, the superintendent shall consult with the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the legislature.

    (10) The safety net oversight committee appointed by the superintendent of public instruction shall consist of:

    (a) One staff from the office of superintendent of public instruction;

    (b) Staff of the office of the state auditor;

    (c) Staff of the office of the financial management; and

    (d) One or more representatives from school districts or educational service districts knowledgeable of special education programs and funding.

    (11) To the extent necessary, $5,500,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation shall be expended for safety net funding to meet the extraordinary needs of one or more individual special education students.  If safety net awards to meet the extraordinary needs exceed $5,500,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation, the superintendent shall expend all available federal discretionary funds necessary to meet this need.  General fund‑-state funds shall not be expended for this purpose.

    (12) A maximum of $678,000 may be expended from the general fund‑-state appropriations to fund 5.43 full-time equivalent teachers and 2.1 full-time equivalent aides at children's orthopedic hospital and medical center.  This amount is in lieu of money provided through the home and hospital allocation and the special education program.

    (13) $1,000,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation is provided for projects to provide special education students with appropriate job and independent living skills, including work experience where possible, to facilitate their successful transition out of the public school system.  The funds provided by this subsection shall be from federal discretionary grants.

    (14) The superintendent shall maintain the percentage of federal flow-through to school districts at 85 percent.  In addition to other purposes, school districts may use increased federal funds for high-cost students, for purchasing regional special education services from educational service districts, and for staff development activities particularly relating to inclusion issues.

    (15) A maximum of $1,200,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation may be expended by the superintendent for projects related to use of inclusion strategies by school districts for provision of special education services.  The superintendent shall prepare an information database on laws, best practices, examples of programs, and recommended resources.  The information may be disseminated in a variety of ways, including workshops and other staff development activities.

    (16) A school district may carry over from one year to the next year up to 10 percent of general fund‑-state funds allocated under this program; however, carry over funds shall be expended in the special education program.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 508.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        3,595,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        2,588,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        6,183,000

 

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

    (1) The appropriations include such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in each fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

    (2) A maximum of $253,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund appropriation and a maximum of $254,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund appropriation may be expended for regional traffic safety education coordinators.

    (3) Allocations to provide tuition assistance for students eligible for free and reduced price lunch who complete the program shall be a maximum of $203.97 per eligible student in the 2001-02 and 2002-03 school years.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 509.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DISTRICTS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        4,768,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        4,768,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        9,536,000

 

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

    (1) The educational service districts shall continue to furnish financial services required by the superintendent of public instruction and RCW 28A.310.190 (3) and (4).

    (2) $250,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $250,000 of the general fund appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for student teaching centers as provided in RCW 28A.415.100.

    (3) A maximum of $250,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund appropriation and a maximum of $250,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund appropriation are provided for centers for the improvement of teaching pursuant to RCW 28A.415.010.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 510.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR LOCAL EFFORT ASSISTANCE

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      136,315,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $      148,329,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      284,644,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 511.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR INSTITUTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       19,133,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       19,115,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 8,548,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       46,796,000

 

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

    (1) Each general fund‑-state fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

    (2) State funding provided under this section is based on salaries and other expenditures for a 220‑day school year.  The superintendent of public instruction shall monitor school district expenditure plans for institutional education programs to ensure that districts plan for a full-time summer program.

    (3) State funding for each institutional education program shall be based on the institution's annual average full-time equivalent student enrollment.  Staffing ratios for each category of institution shall remain the same as those funded in the 1995-97 biennium.

    (4) The funded staffing ratios for education programs for juveniles age 18 or less in department of corrections facilities shall be the same as those provided in the 1997-99 biennium.

    (5) $141,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $139,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to maintain at least one certificated instructional staff and related support services at an institution whenever the K-12 enrollment is not sufficient to support one full-time equivalent certificated instructional staff to furnish the educational program.  The following types of institutions are included:  Residential programs under the department of social and health services for developmentally disabled juveniles, programs for juveniles under the department of corrections, and programs for juveniles under the juvenile rehabilitation administration.

    (6) Ten percent of the funds allocated for each institution may be carried over from one year to the next.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 512.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR PROGRAMS FOR HIGHLY CAPABLE STUDENTS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        6,443,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        6,397,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       12,840,000

 

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

    (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

    (2) Allocations for school district programs for highly capable students shall be distributed at a maximum rate of $328.10 per funded student for the 2001-02 school year and $328.05 per funded student for the 2002-03 school year, exclusive of salary and benefit adjustments pursuant to section 504 of this act.  The number of funded students shall be a maximum of two percent of each district's full-time equivalent basic education enrollment.

    (3) $175,000 of the fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $175,000 of the fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided for the centrum program at Fort Worden state park.

    (4) $93,000 of the fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $93,000 of the fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided for the Washington imagination network and future problem-solving programs.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 513.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT ACT

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 288,166,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 514.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-EDUCATION REFORM PROGRAMS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       35,882,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       36,363,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 3,000,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       75,245,000

 

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

    (1) $322,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $322,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the academic achievement and accountability commission.

    (2) $11,209,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $10,872,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $3,000,000 of the general fund‑-federal appropriation are provided for development and implementation of the Washington assessments of student learning.  Up to $689,000 of the appropriation may be expended for data analysis and data management of test results.

    (3) $1,095,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund‑‑state appropriation and $1,095,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund‑‑state appropriation are provided solely for training of paraprofessional classroom assistants and certificated staff who work with classroom assistants as provided in RCW 28A.415.310.

    (4) $4,695,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $4,695,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for mentor teacher assistance, including state support activities, under RCW 28A.415.250 and 28A.415.260, and for a mentor academy.  Up to $200,000 of the amount in this subsection may be used each fiscal year to operate a mentor academy to help districts provide effective training for peer mentors.  Funds for the teacher assistance program shall be allocated to school districts based on the number of first year beginning teachers.

    (a) A teacher assistance program is a program that provides to a first year beginning teacher peer mentor services that include but are not limited to:

    (i) An orientation process and individualized assistance to help beginning teachers who have been hired prior to the start of the school year prepare for the start of a school year;

    (ii) The assignment of a peer mentor whose responsibilities to the beginning teacher include but are not limited to constructive feedback, the modeling of instructional strategies, and frequent meetings and other forms of contact;

    (iii) The provision by peer mentors of strategies, training, and guidance in critical areas such as classroom management, student discipline, curriculum management, instructional skill, assessment, communication skills, and professional conduct.  A district may provide these components through a variety of means including one-on-one contact and workshops offered by peer mentors to groups, including cohort groups, of beginning teachers;

    (iv) The provision of release time, substitutes, mentor training in observation techniques, and other measures for both peer mentors and beginning teachers, to allow each an adequate amount of time to observe the other and to provide the classroom experience that each needs to work together effectively;

    (v) Assistance in the incorporation of the essential academic learning requirements into instructional plans and in the development of complex teaching strategies, including strategies to raise the achievement of students with diverse learning styles and backgrounds; and

    (vi) Guidance and assistance in the development and implementation of a professional growth plan.  The plan shall include a professional self-evaluation component and one or more informal performance assessments.  A peer mentor may not be involved in any evaluation under RCW 28A.405.100 of a beginning teacher whom the peer mentor has assisted through this program.

    (b) In addition to the services provided in (a) of this subsection, an eligible peer mentor program shall include but is not limited to the following components:

    (i) Strong collaboration among the peer mentor, the beginning teacher's principal, and the beginning teacher;

    (ii) Stipends for peer mentors and, at the option of a district, for beginning teachers.  The stipends shall not be deemed compensation for the purposes of salary lid compliance under RCW 28A.400.200 and are not subject to the continuing contract provisions of Title 28A RCW; and

    (iii) To the extent that resources are available for this purpose and that assistance to beginning teachers is not adversely impacted, the program may serve second year and more experienced teachers who request the assistance of peer mentors.

    (5) $2,025,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $2,025,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for improving technology infrastructure, monitoring and reporting on school district technology development, promoting standards for school district technology, promoting statewide coordination and planning for technology development, and providing regional educational technology support centers, including state support activities, under chapter 28A.650 RCW.  The superintendent of public instruction shall coordinate a process to facilitate the evaluation and provision of online curriculum courses to school districts which includes the following:  Creation of a general listing of the types of available online curriculum courses; a survey conducted by each regional educational technology support center of school districts in its region regarding the types of online curriculum courses desired by school districts; a process to evaluate and recommend to school districts the best online courses in terms of curriculum, student performance, and cost; and assistance to school districts in procuring and providing the courses to students.

    (6) $3,600,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $3,600,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for grants to school districts to provide a continuum of care for children and families to help children become ready to learn.  Grant proposals from school districts shall contain local plans designed collaboratively with community service providers.  If a continuum of care program exists in the area in which the school district is located, the local plan shall provide for coordination with existing programs to the greatest extent possible.  Grant funds shall be allocated pursuant to RCW 70.190.040.

    (7) $2,500,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $2,500,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the meals for kids program under RCW 28A.235.145 through 28A.235.155.

    (8) $1,409,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,409,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the leadership internship program for superintendents, principals, and program administrators.

    (9) $1,828,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,828,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the mathematics helping corps subject to the following conditions and limitations:

    (a) In order to increase the availability and quality of technical mathematics assistance statewide, the superintendent of public instruction shall employ mathematics school improvement specialists to provide assistance to schools and districts.  The specialists shall be hired by and work under the direction of a statewide school improvement coordinator.  The mathematics improvement specialists shall serve on a rotating basis from one to three years and shall not be permanent employees of the superintendent of public instruction.

    (b) The school improvement specialists shall provide the following:

    (i) Assistance to schools to disaggregate student performance data and develop improvement plans based on those data;

    (ii) Consultation with schools and districts concerning their performance on the Washington assessment of student learning and other assessments emphasizing the performance on the mathematics assessments;

    (iii) Consultation concerning curricula that aligns with the essential academic learning requirements emphasizing the academic learning requirements for mathematics, the Washington assessment of student learning, and meets the needs of diverse learners;

    (iv) Assistance in the identification and implementation of research-based instructional practices in mathematics;

    (v) Staff training that emphasizes effective instructional strategies and classroom-based assessment for mathematics;

    (vi) Assistance in developing and implementing family and community involvement programs emphasizing mathematics; and

    (vii) Other assistance to schools and school districts intended to improve student mathematics learning.

    (10) A maximum of $500,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and a maximum of $500,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for summer accountability institutes offered by the superintendent of public instruction and the academic achievement and accountability commission.  The institutes shall provide school district staff with training in the analysis of student assessment data, information regarding successful district and school teaching models, research on curriculum and instruction, and planning tools for districts to improve instruction in reading, mathematics, language arts, and guidance and counseling.

    (11) $3,930,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $3,829,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the Washington reading corps subject to the following conditions and limitations:

    (a) Grants shall be allocated to schools and school districts to implement proven, research-based mentoring and tutoring programs in reading for low-performing students in grades K-6.  If the grant is made to a school district, the principals of schools enrolling targeted students shall be consulted concerning design and implementation of the program.

    (b) The programs may be implemented before, after, or during the regular school day, or on Saturdays, summer, intercessions, or other vacation periods.

    (c) Two or more schools may combine their Washington reading corps programs.

    (d) A program is eligible for a grant if it meets the following conditions:

    (i) The program employs methods of teaching and student learning based on reliable reading/literacy research and effective practices;

    (ii) The program design is comprehensive and includes instruction, on-going student assessment, professional development, parental/community involvement, and program management aligned with the school's reading curriculum;

    (iii) It provides quality professional development and training for teachers, staff, and volunteer mentors and tutors;

    (iv) It has measurable goals for student reading aligned with the essential academic learning requirements; and

    (v) It contains an evaluation component to determine the effectiveness of the program.

    (e) Funding priority shall be given to low-performing schools.

    (f) Beginning and end-of-program testing data shall be available to determine the effectiveness of funded programs and practices.  Common evaluative criteria across programs, such as grade-level improvements shall be available for each reading corps program.  The superintendent of public instruction shall provide program evaluations to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature.  Administrative and evaluation costs may be assessed from the annual appropriation for the program.

    (g) Grants provided under this section may be used by schools and school districts for expenditures from September 2001 through August 31, 2003.

    (12) $377,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $701,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for salary bonuses for teachers who attain certification by the national board for professional teaching standards.

    (a) In the 2001-02 school year, teachers who have attained certification by the national board in the 1999-00 school year or the 2000-01 school year or the 2001-02 school year shall receive an annual bonus not to exceed $3,500.

    (b) In the 2002-03 school year, teachers who have attained certification by the national board in the 2000-01 school year or the 2001-02 school year or the 2002-03 school year shall receive an annual bonus not to exceed $3,500.

    (c) The annual bonus shall be paid in a lump sum amount and shall not be included in the definition of "earnable compensation" under RCW 41.32.010(10).

    (d) It is the intent of the legislature that teachers achieving certification by the national board of professional teaching standards will receive no more than three annual bonus payments for attaining certification by the national board.

    (13) $625,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $625,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for a principal support program.  The office of the superintendent of public instruction may contract with an independent organization to administer the program.  The program shall include:  (a) Development of an individualized professional growth plan for a new principal or principal candidate; and (b) participation of a mentor principal who works over a period of between one and three years with the new principal or principal candidate to help him or her build the skills identified as critical to the success of the professional growth plan.

    (14) $71,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $71,000 of the general fund‑‑state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the second grade reading test.  The funds shall be expended for assessment training for new second grade teachers and replacement of assessment materials.

    (15) $384,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $384,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for the superintendent to assist schools in implementing high academic standards, aligning curriculum with these standards, and training teachers to use assessments to improve student learning.  Funds may also be used to increase community and parental awareness of education reform.

    (16) $130,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $130,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for the development and posting of web-based instructional tools, assessment data, and other information that assists schools and teachers implementing higher academic standards.

    (17) $1,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,800,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to the office of the superintendent of public instruction for focused assistance.  The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall conduct educational audits of low-performing schools and enter into performance agreements between school districts and the office to implement the recommendations of the audit and the community.  Of the amounts provided, $219,000 of the fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $207,000 of the fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided to the office of the superintendent of public instruction for the administrative duties arising under this subsection.  Each educational audit shall include recommendations for best practices and ways to address identified needs and shall be presented to the community in a public meeting to seek input on ways to implement the audit and its recommendations.

    (18) $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for grants to school districts to adopt or revise district-wide and school-level plans to achieve performance improvement goals established under RCW 28A.655.030, and to post a summary of the improvement plans on district websites using a common format provided by the office of the superintendent of public instruction.

    (19) $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for recognition plaques for schools that successfully met the fourth grade reading improvement goal established under RCW 28A.655.050.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 515.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL PROGRAMS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       43,044,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       45,171,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       88,215,000

 

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

    (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

    (2) The superintendent shall distribute a maximum of $687.19 per eligible bilingual student in the 2001-02 school year and $687.19 in the 2002-03 school year, exclusive of salary and benefit adjustments provided in section 504 of this act.

    (3) The superintendent may withhold up to $295,000 in school year 2001-02 and up to $268,000 in school year 2002-03, and adjust the per eligible pupil rates in subsection (2) of this section accordingly, for the central provision of assessments as provided in section 2(1) and (2) of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2025.

    (4) $70,000 of the amounts appropriated in this section are provided solely to develop a system for the tracking of current and former transitional bilingual program students.

    (5) Sufficient funding is provided to implement Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2025 (schools/bilingual instruction).

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 516.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR THE LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       70,593,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       68,817,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      139,410,000

 

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

    (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

    (2) Funding for school district learning assistance programs shall be allocated at maximum rates of $408.38 per funded unit for the 2001-02 school year and $409.41 per funded unit for the 2002-03 school year exclusive of salary and benefit adjustments provided under section 504 of this act.

    (3) For purposes of this section, "test results" refers to the district results from the norm-referenced test administered in the specified grade level.  The norm-referenced test results used for the third and sixth grade calculations shall be consistent with the third and sixth grade tests required under RCW 28A.230.190 and 28A.230.193.

    (4) A school district's funded units for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 school years shall be the sum of the following:

    (a) The district's full-time equivalent enrollment in grades K-6, multiplied by the 5-year average 4th grade lowest quartile test results as adjusted for funding purposes in the school years prior to 1999-2000, multiplied by 0.92.  As the 3rd grade test becomes available, it shall be phased into the 5-year average on a 1-year lag; and

    (b) The district's full-time equivalent enrollment in grades 7-9, multiplied by the 5-year average 8th grade lowest quartile test results as adjusted for funding purposes in the school years prior to 1999-2000, multiplied by 0.92.  As the 6th grade test becomes available, it shall be phased into the 5-year average for these grades on a 1-year lag; and

    (c) The district's full-time equivalent enrollment in grades 10-11 multiplied by the 5-year average 11th grade lowest quartile test results, multiplied by 0.92.  As the 9th grade test becomes available, it shall be phased into the 5-year average for these grades on a 1-year lag; and

    (d) If, in the prior school year, the district's percentage of October headcount enrollment in grades K-12 eligible for free and reduced price lunch exceeded the state average, subtract the state average percentage of students eligible for free and reduced price lunch from the district's percentage and multiply the result by the district's K-12 annual average full-time equivalent enrollment for the current school year multiplied by 22.3 percent.

    (5) School districts may carry over from one year to the next up to 10 percent of funds allocated under this program; however, carryover funds shall be expended for the learning assistance program.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 517.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-LOCAL ENHANCEMENT FUNDS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       19,515,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       17,516,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       37,031,000

 

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

    (1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.

    (2) Funds are provided for local education program enhancements to meet educational needs as identified by the school district, including alternative education programs.

    (3) Allocations for the 2001-02 school year shall be at a maximum annual rate of $18.48 per full-time equivalent student and $18.48 per full-time equivalent student for the 2002-03 school year.  Allocations shall be made on the monthly apportionment payment schedule provided in RCW 28A.510.250 and shall be based on school district annual average full-time equivalent enrollment in grades kindergarten through twelve:  PROVIDED, That for school districts enrolling not more than one hundred average annual full-time equivalent students, and for small school plants within any school district designated as remote and necessary schools, the allocations shall be as follows:

    (a) Enrollment of not more than sixty average annual full-time equivalent students in grades kindergarten through six shall generate funding based on sixty full-time equivalent students;

    (b) Enrollment of not more than twenty average annual full-time equivalent students in grades seven and eight shall generate funding based on twenty full-time equivalent students; and

    (c) Enrollment of not more than sixty average annual full-time equivalent students in grades nine through twelve shall generate funding based on sixty full-time equivalent students.

    (4) Funding provided pursuant to this section does not fall within the definition of basic education for purposes of Article IX of the state Constitution and the state's funding duty thereunder.

    (5) The superintendent shall not allocate up to one-fourth of a district's funds under this section if:

    (a) The district is not maximizing federal matching funds for medical services provided through special education programs, pursuant to RCW 74.09.5241 through 74.09.5256 (Title XIX funding); or

    (b) The district is not in compliance in filing truancy petitions as required under chapter 312, Laws of 1995 and RCW 28A.225.030.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 518.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-BETTER SCHOOLS PROGRAM

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        8,996,000

 

    The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $8,996,000 is provided solely to complete the 2000-01 school year allocation for class size reduction and expanded learning opportunities pursuant to section 518, chapter 1, Laws of 2000 2nd sp. sess.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 519.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION‑-FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

Student Achievement Fund‑-State

    Appropriation (FY 2002).................... $      184,232,000

Student Achievement Fund‑-State

    Appropriation (FY 2003).................... $      209,068,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      393,300,000

 

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

    (1) The appropriation is allocated for the following uses as specified in chapter 28A.505 RCW as amended by chapter 3, Laws of 2001 (Initiative Measure No. 728):

    (a) To reduce class size by hiring certificated elementary classroom teachers in grades K-4 and paying nonemployee-related costs associated with those new teachers;

    (b) To make selected reductions in class size in grades 5-12, such as small high school writing classes;

    (c) To provide extended learning opportunities to improve student academic achievement in grades K-12, including, but not limited to, extended school year, extended school day, before-and-after-school programs, special tutoring programs, weekend school programs, summer school, and all-day kindergarten;

    (d) To provide additional professional development for educators including additional paid time for curriculum and lesson redesign and alignment, training to ensure that instruction is aligned with state standards and student needs, reimbursement for higher education costs related to enhancing teaching skills and knowledge, and mentoring programs to match teachers with skilled, master teachers.  The funding shall not be used for salary increases or additional compensation for existing teaching duties, but may be used for extended year and extend day teaching contracts;

    (e) To provide early assistance for children who need prekindergarten support in order to be successful in school; or

    (f) To provide improvements or additions to school building facilities which are directly related to the class size reductions and extended learning opportunities under (a) through (c) of this subsection.

    (2)  Funding for school district student achievement programs shall be allocated at a maximum rate of $193.92 per FTE student for the 2001-02 school year and $220.59 per FTE student for the 2002-03 school year.  For the purposes of this section and in accordance with RCW 84.52.‑‑‑ (section 5 of Initiative Measure No. 728), FTE student refers to the annual average full-time equivalent enrollment of the school district in grades kindergarten through twelve for the prior school year.

    (3) The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall distribute ten percent of the annual allocation to districts each month for the months of September through June.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 520.  K-12 CARRYFORWARD AND PRIOR SCHOOL YEAR ADJUSTMENTS.  State general fund appropriations provided to the superintendent of public instruction for state entitlement programs in the public schools in this part V of this act may be expended as needed by the superintendent for adjustments to apportionment for prior fiscal periods.  Recoveries of state general fund moneys from school districts and educational service districts for a prior fiscal period shall be made as reductions in apportionment payments for the current fiscal period and shall be shown as prior year adjustments on apportionment reports for the current period.  Such recoveries shall not be treated as revenues to the state, but as a reduction in the amount expended against the appropriation for the current fiscal period.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 521.  FOR THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Education Savings Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       36,720,000

Education Construction Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $      154,500,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      191,220,000

 

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

    (1) $18,000,000 in fiscal year 2002 and $18,720,000 in fiscal year 2003 of the education savings account appropriation shall be deposited in the common school construction account.

    (2) $154,500,000 of the education construction account appropriation shall be deposited in the common school construction account.

 

                           (End of part)


 

 

                              PART VI

                         HIGHER EDUCATION

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 601.  The appropriations in sections 603 through 609 of this act are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

    (1) "Institutions" means the institutions of higher education receiving appropriations under sections 603 through 609 of this act.

    (2)(a) The salary increases provided or referenced in this subsection shall be the only allowable salary increases provided at institutions of higher education, excluding increases associated with normally occurring promotions and increases related to faculty and professional staff retention, and excluding increases associated with employees under the jurisdiction of chapter 41.56 RCW pursuant to the provisions of RCW 28B.16.015 and 28B.50.874(1).

    (b) Each institution of higher education shall provide to each classified staff employee as defined by the office of financial management, except for classified staff at the technical colleges, a salary increase of 3.7 percent on July 1, 2001.  The technical colleges shall provide to classified employees under chapter 41.56 RCW an average salary increase of 3.7 percent on July 1, 2001.  Funds are also provided for salary increases for all classified employees on July 1, 2002, in a percentage amount to be determined by the 2002 legislature and, in the case of technical college classified staff, consistent with the provisions of Initiative 732.

    (c) Each institution of higher education, except for the community and technical colleges, shall provide to state-funded instructional and research faculty, exempt professional staff, academic administrators, academic librarians, counselors, teaching and research assistants as classified by the office of financial management, and all other state-funded nonclassified staff, including those employees under RCW 28B.16.015, an average salary increase of 3.7 percent on July 1, 2001.  Funds are also provided for salary increases for these employee groups on July 1, 2002, in a percentage amount to be determined by the 2002 legislature.  Each institution may provide the same average increases to similar positions that are not state-funded.

    (d) The community and technical colleges shall provide to academic employees, exempt professional staff, and academic administrators an average salary increase of 3.7 percent on July 1, 2001.  Funds are also provided for salary increases for these groups on July 1, 2002, in a percentage amount to be determined by the 2002 legislature and, in the case of community college academic employees and technical college employees, consistent with the provisions of Initiative 732.

    (e) For employees under the jurisdiction of chapter 41.56 RCW pursuant to the provisions of RCW 28B.16.015 and 28B.50.874(1), distribution of the salary increases will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement.  However, an increase shall not be provided to any classified employee whose salary is above the approved salary range maximum for the class to which the employee's position is allocated.

    (f) Each institution of higher education receiving appropriations under sections 604 through 609 of this act may provide additional salary increases to instructional and research faculty, exempt professional staff, academic administrators, academic librarians, counselors, teaching and research assistants, as classified by the office of financial management, and all other nonclassified staff, but not including employees under RCW 28B.16.015.  Any salary increase granted under the authority of this subsection (2)(f) shall not be included in an institution's salary base.  It is the intent of the legislature that general fund‑-state support for an institution shall not increase during the current or any future biennium as a result of any salary increases authorized under this subsection (2)(f).

    (g) To collect consistent data for use by the legislature, the office of financial management, and other state agencies for policy and planning purposes, institutions of higher education shall report personnel data to be used in the department of personnel's human resource data warehouse in compliance with uniform reporting procedures established by the department of personnel.

    (h) Specific salary increases authorized in sections 603 through 609 of this act are in addition to any salary increase provided in this subsection.

    (3) The tuition fees, as defined in chapter 28B.15 RCW, charged to full-time students at the state's institutions of higher education for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 academic years, other than the summer term, may be adjusted by the governing boards of the state universities, regional universities, The Evergreen State College, and the state board for community and technical colleges as provided in this subsection.

    (a) For the 2001-02 academic year, the governing boards and the state board may implement an increase no greater than six and seven-tenths percent over tuition fees charged to full-time students for the 2000-01 academic year.

    (b) For the 2002-03 academic year, the governing boards and the state board may implement an increase no greater than six and one-tenth percent over the tuition fees charged to full-time students for the 2001-02 academic year.

    (c) For the 2001-02 academic year, the governing boards may implement an increase for law and graduate business programs no greater than twelve percent over tuition fees charged to law and graduate business students for the 2000-01 academic year, except as provided in (e) of this subsection.

    (d) For the 2002-03 academic year, the governing boards may implement an increase for law and graduate business programs no greater than twelve percent over tuition fees charged to law and graduate business students for the 2001-02 academic year, except as provided in (f) of this subsection.

    (e) For the 2001-02 academic year, the governing boards of the University of Washington may implement an increase for graduate business programs no greater than 15 percent over tuition fees charged to graduate business students for the 2000-01 academic year.

    (f) For the 2002-03 academic year, the governing boards of the University of Washington may implement an increase for graduate business programs no greater than 20 percent over tuition fees charged to graduate business students for the 2001-02 academic year.

    (g) For the 2001-02 and the 2002-03 academic years, the state board for community and technical colleges may increase fees differentially based on student credit hour load, but the percentage increase for students taking fifteen or fewer credits shall not exceed the limits in subsection (3)(a) and (b) of this section.

    (h) For the 2001-03 biennium, the governing boards and the state board may adjust full-time operating fees for factors that may include time of day and day of week, as well as delivery method and campus, to encourage full use of the state's educational facilities and resources.

    (i) The tuition increases adopted under (a), (b), (g), and (h) of this subsection need not apply uniformly across student categories as defined in chapter 28B.15 RCW so long as the increase for each student category does not exceed the percentages specified in this subsection.

    (4) In addition to waivers granted under the authority of RCW 28B.15.910, the governing boards and the state board may waive all or a portion of the operating fees for any student.  State general fund appropriations shall not be provided to replace tuition and fee revenue foregone as a result of waivers granted under this subsection.

    (5) Pursuant to RCW 43.15.055, institutions of higher education receiving appropriations under sections 603 through 609 of this act are authorized to increase summer term tuition in excess of the fiscal growth factor during the 2001-03 biennium.  Tuition levels increased pursuant to this subsection shall not exceed the per credit hour rate calculated from the academic year tuition levels adopted under this act.

    (6) Community colleges may increase services and activities fee charges in excess of the fiscal growth factor up to the maximum level authorized by the state board for community and technical colleges.

    (7) Each institution receiving appropriations under sections 604 through 609 of this act shall submit a biennial plan to achieve measurable and specific improvements each academic year as part of a continuing effort to make meaningful and substantial progress towards the achievement of long-term performance goals.  The plans, to be prepared at the direction of the higher education coordinating board, shall be submitted by August 15, 2001.  The higher education coordinating board shall set biennial performance targets for each institution and shall review actual achievements annually.  Institutions shall track their actual performance on the statewide measures as well as faculty productivity, the goals and targets for which may be unique to each institution.  A report on progress towards statewide and institution-specific goals, with recommendations for the ensuing biennium, shall be submitted to the fiscal and higher education committees of the legislature by November 15, 2003.

    (8) The state board for community and technical colleges shall develop a biennial plan to achieve measurable and specific improvements each academic year as part of a continuing effort to make meaningful and substantial progress to achieve long-term performance goals.  The board shall set biennial performance targets for each college or district, where appropriate, and shall review actual achievements annually.  Colleges shall track their actual performance on the statewide measures.  A report on progress towards the statewide goals, with recommendations for the ensuing biennium, shall be submitted to the fiscal and higher education committees of the legislature by November 15, 2003.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 602.  The appropriations in sections 603 through 609 of this act provide state general fund support for full-time equivalent student enrollments at each institution of higher education.  Listed below are the annual full-time equivalent student enrollments by institutions assumed in this act.

 

                                       2001-2002         2002-2003

                                       Annual               Annual

                                       Average             Average

 

University of Washington

 

Main campus                            32,321               32,427

Bothell branch                         1,169                 1,235

Tacoma branch                          1,330                 1,484

 

Washington State University

 

Main campus                            17,332               17,332

Spokane branch                           551                   593

Tri-Cities branch                        616                   616

Vancouver branch                       1,071                 1,153

 

Central Washington University          7,470                 7,470

Eastern Washington University          7,933                 8,017

The Evergreen State College            3,754                 3,837

Western Washington University          10,976               11,126

State Board for Community and

    Technical Colleges                  125,082             126,902

 

    When allocating newly budgeted enrollments, each institution of higher education shall give priority to high demand fields, including but not limited to technology, health professions, and education.  At the end of each fiscal year, each institution of higher education and the state board for community and technical colleges shall submit a report to the higher education coordinating board detailing how newly budgeted enrollments have been allocated.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 603.  FOR THE STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      514,399,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $      543,731,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 11,404,000

Education Savings Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        4,500,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $    1,074,034,000

 

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

    (1) The technical colleges may increase tuition and fees in excess of the fiscal growth factor to conform with the percentage increase in community college operating fees.

    (2) $2,475,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $5,025,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase salaries and related benefits for part-time faculty.  The board shall report by December 1 of each fiscal year to the office of financial management and legislative fiscal and higher education committees on (a) the distribution of state funds; (b) wage adjustments for part-time faculty; and (c) progress to achieve the long-term performance targets for each district, with respect to use of part-time faculty, pursuant to the faculty mix study conducted under section 603, chapter 309, Laws of 1999.

    (3) $1,155,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $2,345,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for faculty salary increments and associated benefits and may be used in combination with salary and benefit savings from faculty turnover to provide faculty salary increments and associated benefits.  To the extent general salary increase funding is used to pay faculty increments, the general salary increase shall be reduced by the same amount.

    (4) $1,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for a program to fund the start-up of new community and technical college programs in rural counties as defined under RCW 43.160.020(12) and in communities impacted by business closures and job reductions.  Successful proposals must respond to local economic development strategies and must include a plan to continue programs developed with this funding.

    (5) $326,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $640,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for allocation to twelve college districts identified in (a) through (l) of this subsection to prepare students for transfer to the state technology institute at the Tacoma branch campus of the University of Washington.  The appropriations in this section are intended to supplement, not supplant, general enrollment allocations by the board to the districts under (a) through (l) of this subsection:

    (a) Bates Technical College;

    (b) Bellevue Community College;

    (c) Centralia Community College;

    (d) Clover Park Community College;

    (e) Grays Harbor Community College;

    (f) Green River Community College;

    (g) Highline Community College;

    (h) Tacoma Community College;

    (i) Olympic Community College;

    (j) Pierce District;

    (k) Seattle District; and

    (l) South Puget Sound Community College.

    (6) $28,761,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $28,761,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely as special funds for training and related support services, including financial aid, as specified in chapter 226, Laws of 1993 (employment and training for unemployed workers).

    (a) Funding is provided to support up to 7,200 full-time equivalent students in each fiscal year.

    (b) In directing these resources during the 2001-03 biennium, the state board for community and technical colleges shall give considerable attention to the permanent dislocation of workers from industries facing rapidly rising energy costs, such as direct service industries.

    (7) $1,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for tuition support for students enrolled in work-based learning programs.

    (8) $567,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $568,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for administration and customized training contracts through the job skills program.

    (9) $50,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are solely for higher education student child care matching grants under chapter 28B.135 RCW.

    (10) $212,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $212,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided for allocation to Olympic college.  The college shall contract with accredited baccalaureate institution(s) to bring a program of upper-division courses to Bremerton.  Funds provided are sufficient to support at least 30 additional annual full-time equivalent students.  The state board for community and technical colleges shall report to the office of financial management and the fiscal and higher education committees of the legislature on the implementation of this subsection by December 1st of each fiscal year.

    (11) The entire education savings account appropriation is provided solely to support the development of a multicollege student-centered online service center for distance learners, including self-service internet applications and staff support 24 hours per day.  Moneys may be allocated by the office of financial management upon certification that sufficient cash is available beyond the appropriations made for the 2001-03 biennium for the purposes of common school construction.

    (12) The appropriations in this section assume that $3,000,000 of the colleges' operating fee accounts will be used to deliver adult basic education courses including English-as-a-Second Language and general education development exam preparation.  The legislature intends that colleges stop waiving fees universally and charge not less than $5.00 a credit hour for adult basic education to help defray state expense and increase positive educational outcomes for enrolled students.  Fees may be waived for students with limited income.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 604.  FOR UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      345,974,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $      361,114,000

Death Investigations Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          259,000

University of Washington Building Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $        1,103,000

Accident Account‑-State Appropriation.......... $        5,891,000

Medical Aid Account‑-State Appropriation........                 $...................................... 5,945,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      720,286,000

 

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

    (1) The university may reallocate 10 percent of newly budgeted enrollments to campuses other than as specified by the legislature in section 602 of this act in order to focus on high demand areas.  The university shall report the details of these reallocations to the office of financial management and the fiscal and higher education committees of the legislature for monitoring purposes by the 10th day of the academic quarter that follows the reallocation actions.  The report shall provide details of undergraduate and graduate enrollments at the main campus and each of the branch campuses.

    (2) $2,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $2,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to create a state resource for technology education in the form of an institute located at the University of Washington, Tacoma.  It is the intent of the legislature that at least ninety-nine of the full-time equivalent enrollments allocated to the university's Tacoma branch campus for the 2002-03 academic year may be used to establish the technology institute.  The university will expand undergraduate and graduate degree programs meeting regional technology needs including, but not limited to, computing and software systems.  As a condition of these appropriations:

    (a) The university will work with the state board for community and technical colleges, or individual colleges where necessary, to establish articulation agreements in addition to the existing associate of arts and associate of science transfer degrees.  Such agreements shall improve the transferability of students and in particular, students with substantial applied information technology credits.

    (b) The university will establish performance measures for recruiting, retaining and graduating students, including nontraditional students, and report back to the governor and legislature by September 2002 as to its progress and future steps.

    (3) $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for research faculty clusters in the advanced technology initiative program.

    (4) The department of environmental health shall report to the legislature the historical, current, and anticipated use of funds provided from the accident and medical aid accounts.  The report shall be submitted prior to the convening of the 2002 legislative session.

    (5) $259,000 of the death investigations account appropriation is provided solely for the forensic pathologist fellowship program.

    (6) $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item UW-01.

    (7) $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the Olympic natural resource center.

    (8) $50,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriations are provided solely for the school of medicine to conduct a survey designed to evaluate characteristics, factors and probable causes for the high incidence of multiple sclerosis cases in Washington state.

    (9) $1,103,000 of the University of Washington building account‑-state appropriation is provided solely for the repair and reconstruction of the Urban Horticulture Center (Merrill Hall).

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 605.  FOR WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      201,416,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $      209,939,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      411,355,000

 

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

    (1) The university may reallocate 10 percent of newly budgeted enrollments to campuses other than specified by the legislature in section 602 of this act in order to focus on high demand areas.  The university will report the details of these reallocations to the office of financial management and the fiscal and higher education committees of the legislature for monitoring purposes by the 10th day of the academic quarter that follows the reallocation actions.  The report will provide details of undergraduate and graduate enrollments at the main campus and each of the branch campuses.

    (2) $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for research faculty clusters in the advanced technology initiative program.

    (3) $165,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $166,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item WSU-01.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 606.  FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       45,532,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       47,382,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       92,914,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 607.  FOR CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       44,164,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       44,976,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       89,140,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $700,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the development and implementation of the university's enrollment stabilization recovery and growth plan.  The university shall report back to the fiscal committees of the legislature, the office of financial management, and the higher education coordinating board at the end of each fiscal year with details of its actions and progress.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 608.  FOR THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       25,334,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       26,260,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       51,594,000

 

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

    (1) $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the institute for public policy to complete studies of services described in section 202(1), chapter 1, Laws of 2000 2nd sp. sess.

    (2) $11,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $54,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the institute for public policy to conduct an outcome evaluation pursuant to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5416 (drug-affected infants).  The institute shall provide a report to the fiscal, health, and human services committees of the legislature by December 1, 2003.  If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall be used to evaluate outcomes across state health and social service pilot projects and other national models involving women who have given birth to a drug-affected infant, comparing gains in positive birth outcomes for resources invested, in which case the institute's findings and recommendations will be provided by November 15, 2002.

    (3) $11,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $33,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the institute for public policy to evaluate partnership grant programs for alternative teacher certification pursuant to Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5695.  An interim report shall be provided to the fiscal and education committees of the legislature by December 1, 2002, and a final report by December 1, 2004.

    (4) $60,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the institute for public policy to examine options for revising the state's funding formula for the learning assistance program to enhance accountability for school performance in meeting education reform goals.  The institute shall submit its report to the appropriate legislative fiscal and policy committees by June 30, 2002.

    (5) $50,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the institute for public policy to study the prevalence and needs of families who are raising related children.  The study shall compare services and policies of Washington state with other states that have a high rate of kinship care placements in lieu of foster care placements.  The study shall identify possible changes in services and policies that are likely to increase appropriate kinship care placements.  A report shall be provided to the fiscal and human services committees of the legislature by June 1, 2002.

    (6) $35,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $15,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the institute for public policy to examine various educational delivery models for providing services and education for students through the Washington state school for the deaf.  The institute's report, in conjunction with the capacity planning study from the joint legislative audit and review committee, shall be submitted to the fiscal committees of the legislature by September 30, 2002.

    (7) $30,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the institute for public policy to examine the structure, policies, and recent experience in states where welfare recipients may attend college full-time as their required TANF work activity.  The institute will provide findings and recommend how Washington could consider adding this feature in a targeted, cost-neutral manner that would complement the present-day WorkFirst efforts and caseload.  The institute shall provide a report to the human services, higher education, and fiscal committees of the legislature by November 15, 2001.

    (8) $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the institute for public policy to research and evaluate strategies for constraining the growth in state health expenditures.  Specific research topics, approaches, and timelines shall be identified in consultation with the fiscal committees of the legislature.

    (9) $100,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the institute for public policy to conduct a comprehensive review of the costs and benefits of existing juvenile crime prevention and intervention programs.  This evaluation shall also consider what changes could result in more cost-effective and efficient funding for juvenile crime prevention and intervention programs presently supported with state funds.  The institute for public policy shall report its findings and recommendations to the appropriate legislative fiscal and policy committees by October 1, 2002.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 609.  FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       59,755,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       62,881,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      122,636,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $753,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,032,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the operations of the North Snohomish, Island, Skagit (NSIS) higher education consortium.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 610.  FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD‑-POLICY COORDINATION AND ADMINISTRATION

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        2,345,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        2,408,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $ 636,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        5,389,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are provided to carry out the policy coordination, planning, studies and administrative functions of the board and are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

    (1) $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $150,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to continue the teacher training pilot program pursuant to chapter 177, Laws of 1999.

    (2) $105,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $245,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to continue a demonstration project to improve rural access to post-secondary education by bringing distance learning technologies into Jefferson county.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 611.  FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD‑-FINANCIAL AID AND GRANT PROGRAMS

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      123,645,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $      136,205,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 7,511,000

Advanced College Tuition Payment Program Account‑-

    State Appropriation........................ $        3,604,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      270,965,000

 

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

    (1) $534,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $529,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the displaced homemakers program.

    (2) $234,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $240,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the western interstate commission for higher education.

    (3) $1,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the health professional conditional scholarship and loan program under chapter 28B.115 RCW.  This amount shall be deposited to the health professional loan repayment and scholarship trust fund to carry out the purposes of the program.

    (4) $1,000,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriations is provided solely to continue a demonstration project that enables classified public K-12 employees to become future teachers, subject to the following conditions and limitations:

    (a) Within available funds, the board may renew and offer conditional scholarships of up to $4,000 per year for full or part-time studies that may be forgiven in exchange for teaching service in Washington's public K-12 schools.  In selecting loan recipients, the board shall take into account the applicant's demonstrated academic ability and commitment to serve as a teacher within the state of Washington.

    (b) Loans shall be forgiven at the rate of one year of loan for two years of teaching service.  Recipients who teach in geographic or subject-matter shortage areas, as specified by the office of the superintendent for public instruction, may have their loans forgiven at the rate of one year of loan for one year of teaching service;

    (c) Recipients who fail to fulfill the required teaching service shall be required to repay the conditional loan with interest.  The board shall define the terms for repayment, including applicable interest rates, fees and deferments, and may adopt other rules as necessary to implement this demonstration project.

    (d) The board may deposit this appropriation and all collections into the student loan account authorized in RCW 28B.102.060.

    (e) The board will provide the legislature and governor with findings about the impact of this demonstration project on persons entering the teaching profession in shortage areas by no later than January of 2002.

    (5) $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $75,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for higher education student child care matching grants under chapter 28B.135 RCW.

    (6) $25,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $25,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the benefit of students who participate in college assistance migrant programs (CAMP) operating in Washington state.  To ensure timely state aid, the board may establish a date after which no additional grants would be available for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 academic years.  The board shall disperse grants in equal amounts to eligible post-secondary institutions so that state money in all cases supplements federal CAMP awards.

    (7) $120,156,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $133,965,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for student financial aid, including all administrative costs.  Of these amounts:

    (a) $90,566,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $102,667,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the state need grant program.  After April 1 of each fiscal year, up to one percent of the annual appropriation for the state need grant program may be transferred to the state work study program;

    (b) $16,340,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $17,360,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the state work study program.  After April 1 of each fiscal year, up to one percent of the annual appropriation for the state work study program may be transferred to the state need grant program;

    (c) $2,920,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $2,920,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for educational opportunity grants.  The board may deposit sufficient funds from its appropriation into the state education trust fund as established in RCW 28B.10.821 to provide a one-year renewal of the grant for each new recipient of the educational opportunity grant award.  For the purpose of establishing eligibility for the equal opportunity grant program for placebound students under RCW 28B.101.020, Thurston county lies within the branch campus service area of the Tacoma branch campus of the University of Washington;

    (d) A maximum of 2.1 percent of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and 2.1 percent of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 may be expended for financial aid administration, excluding the 4 percent state work study program administrative allowance provision;

    (e) $1,241,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,428,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to implement the Washington scholars program.  Any Washington scholars program moneys not awarded by April 1st of each year may be transferred by the board to the Washington award for vocational excellence;

    (f) $588,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $589,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to implement Washington award for vocational excellence program.  Any Washington award for vocational program moneys not awarded by April 1st of each year may be transferred by the board to the Washington scholars program;

    (g) $251,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $251,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for community scholarship matching grants of $2,000 each.  Of the amounts provided, no more than $5,200 each year is for the administration of the community scholarship matching grant program.  To be eligible for the matching grant, a nonprofit community organization organized under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code must demonstrate that it has raised $2,000 in new moneys for college scholarships after the effective date of this act.  An organization may receive more than one $2,000 matching grant and preference shall be given to organizations affiliated with the citizens' scholarship foundation; and

    (h) $8,250,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $8,750,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the Washington promise scholarship program subject to the following conditions and limitations:

    (i) Within available funds, the higher education coordinating board shall award scholarships for use at accredited institutions of higher education in the state of Washington to as many students as possible from among those qualifying under (iv) of this subsection.  Each qualifying student will receive two consecutive annual installments, the value of each not to exceed the full-time annual resident tuition rates charged by community colleges.

    (ii) Of the amounts provided, no more than $260,000 each year is for administration of the Washington promise scholarship program.

    (iii) Other than funds provided for program administration, the higher education coordinating board shall deposit all money received for the program in the Washington promise scholarship account, a nonappropriated fund in the custody of the state treasurer.  The account shall be self-sustaining and consist of funds appropriated by the legislature for these scholarships, private contributions, and receipts from refunds of tuition and fees.

    (iv) Scholarships in the 2001-03 biennium shall be awarded to students who graduate from high school or its equivalent whose family income does not exceed one hundred thirty-five percent of the state's median family income, adjusted for family size, if they meet any of the following academic criteria:

    (A) Students graduating from public and approved private high schools under chapter 28A.195 RCW must be in the top fifteen percent of their graduating class, or must equal or exceed a cumulative scholastic assessment test score of 1200 on their first attempt;

    (B) Students participating in home-based instruction as provided in chapter 28A.200 RCW must equal or exceed a cumulative scholastic assessment test score of 1200 on their first attempt.

    (v) For students eligible under (iv) of this subsection, the superintendent of public instruction shall provide the higher education coordinating board with the names, addresses, and unique numeric identifiers of students in the top fifteen percent or who meet the scholastic aptitude test score requirement, as appropriate in each of the respective high school senior or home based instruction classes in Washington state.  This shall be provided no later than October 1 of each year.

    (vi) Scholarships awarded under this section may only be used at accredited institutions of higher education in the state of Washington for college-related expenses, including but not limited to, tuition, room and board, books, materials, and transportation.  The Washington promise scholarship award shall not supplant other scholarship awards, financial aid, or tax programs related to postsecondary education.  Scholarships may not be transferred or refunded to students.

    (vii) The higher education coordinating board shall evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the Washington promise scholarship program.  The evaluation shall include, but not be limited to:  (A) An analysis of other financial assistance promise scholarship recipients are receiving through other federal, state, and institutional programs, including grants, work study, tuition waivers, tax credits, and loan programs; (B) an analysis of whether the implementation of the promise scholarship program has had an impact on student indebtedness; and (C) an evaluation of what types of students are successfully completing high school but do not have the financial ability to attend college because they cannot obtain financial aid or the financial aid is insufficient.  The board shall report its findings to the governor and the legislature by December 1, 2002.

    (viii) The higher education coordinating board may adopt rules as necessary to implement this program.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 612.  FOR THE WORK FORCE TRAINING AND EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        1,762,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        1,720,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 44,987,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       48,469,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $500,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $500,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the operations and development of the inland northwest technology education center (INTEC) as a regional resource and model for the rapid deployment of skilled workers trained in the latest technologies for Washington.  The board shall serve as an advisor to and fiscal agent for INTEC, and will report back to the governor and legislature by September 2002 as to the progress and future steps for INTEC as this new public-private partnership evolves.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 613.  FOR THE SPOKANE INTERCOLLEGIATE RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        1,500,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        1,500,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        3,000,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 614.  FOR WASHINGTON STATE LIBRARY

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        8,791,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        8,786,000

General Fund‑-Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 6,976,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       24,553,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  At least $2,700,000 shall be expended for a contract with the Seattle public library for library services for the Washington book and braille library.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 615.  FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE ARTS COMMISSION

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002)......... $   2,873,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003)......... $   2,874,000

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

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION...................... $   6,747,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 616.  FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002)......... $   2,899,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003)......... $   3,129,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION...................... $   6,028,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  $90,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $285,000 of the general fund‑-state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for activities related to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 617.  FOR THE EASTERN WASHINGTON STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002)......... $   1,674,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003)......... $   1,535,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION...................... $   3,209,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 618.  FOR THE STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002)......... $   4,520,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003)......... $   4,591,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation........... $   1,173,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION...................... $  10,284,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 619.  FOR THE STATE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        7,395,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        7,439,000

General Fund‑-Private/Local Appropriation...... $          232,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       15,066,000

 

                           (End of part)


 

 

                             PART VII

                      SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 701.  FOR THE STATE TREASURER‑-BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES:  FOR DEBT SUBJECT TO THE DEBT LIMIT

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $      629,097,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $      567,290,000

State Building Construction Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $       11,351,000

Debt-Limit Reimbursable Bond Retire Account‑‑

    State Appropriation........................ $        2,591,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION......... ........ $    1,210,329,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The general fund appropriations are for deposit into the debt-limit general fund bond retirement account.  The appropriation for fiscal year 2002 shall be deposited in the debt-limit general fund bond retirement account by June 30, 2002.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 702.  FOR THE STATE TREASURER‑-BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES:  FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT TO BE REIMBURSED BY ENTERPRISE ACTIVITIES

State Convention and Trade Center Account‑‑

    State Appropriation........................ $       39,950,000

Accident Account‑-State Appropriation.......... $        5,590,000

Medical Aid Account‑-State Appropriation........                 $...................................... 5,590,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       51,130,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 703.  FOR THE STATE TREASURER‑-BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES:  FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT TO BE REIMBURSED AS PRESCRIBED BY STATUTE

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       24,542,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003) ... $       26,706,000

Capitol Historic District Construction

    Account‑-State Appropriation............... $          454,000

Higher Education Construction Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          815,000

State Higher Education Construction Account‑‑

    State Appropriation........................ $          348,000

State Vehicle Parking Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $           35,000

Nondebt-Limit Reimbursable Bond Retirement Account‑‑

    State Appropriation........................ $      128,043,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      180,943,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The general fund appropriation is for deposit into the nondebt-limit general fund bond retirement account.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 704.  FOR THE STATE TREASURER‑-BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES:  FOR BOND SALE EXPENSES

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $          567,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $          568,000

Higher Education Construction Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $           77,000

State Higher Education Construction Account‑‑

    State Appropriation........................ $           42,000

State Building Construction Account‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $        1,488,000

State Vehicle Parking Account‑-State

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

Capitol Historic District Construction

    Account‑-State Appropriation............... $          130,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        2,877,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 705.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT‑-EMERGENCY FUND

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $          850,000

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $          850,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        1,700,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The appropriations in this section are for the governor's emergency fund for the critically necessary work of any agency.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 706.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT‑-FIRE CONTINGENCY POOL.  The sum of three million dollars, or so much thereof as may be available on June 30, 2001, from the total amount of unspent fiscal year 2001 fire contingency funding in the disaster response account and the moneys appropriated to the disaster response account in section 707 of this act, is appropriated for the purpose of making allocations to the military department for fire mobilizations costs or to the department of natural resources for fire suppression costs.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 707.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT‑-FIRE CONTINGENCY INITIATIVE.

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

 

    The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The entire amount is appropriated to the disaster response account for the purposes specified in section 706 of this act.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 708.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT‑-EXTRAORDINARY CRIMINAL JUSTICE COSTS

Public Safety and Education‑-State

    Appropriation.............................. $          975,000

 

    The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The director of financial management shall distribute the appropriation to the following counties in the amounts designated for extraordinary criminal justice costs:

 

    Cowlitz.................................... $           89,000

    Franklin................................... $          303,000

    Klickitat.................................. $           45,000

    Skagit..................................... $          102,000

    Spokane.................................... $          192,000

    Thurston................................... $          122,000

    Yakima..................................... $          121,000

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           TOTAL............................... $          975,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 709.  BELATED CLAIMS.  The agencies and institutions of the state may expend moneys appropriated in this act, upon approval of the office of financial management, for the payment of supplies and services furnished to the agency or institution in prior fiscal biennia.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 710.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES‑-DISTRIBUTION OF EXCESS FUNDS FROM THE FOREST DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT

Forest Development Account‑-State

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

 

    The appropriation in this section is provided solely for distribution of state forest land revenues to taxing authorities that received such revenue from fiscal year 1996 through fiscal year 2000.

    (1) Within fifteen days of the effective date of this section, the department shall transmit funds in the amounts specified in subsection (3) of this section to the county treasurers of the counties receiving the funds.

    (2) The county treasurers of the counties listed in this section shall distribute funds received from this appropriation to taxing authorities in proportion to the state forest board land funds distributed to the taxing authorities based on information available for the fiscal years 1996 through 2000.  Funds to be credited to the state of Washington and funds credited to school district general levies shall be remitted to the state of Washington within thirty days after the effective date of this section for deposit into the general fund‑-state account.

    (3) Funds shall be distributed in the following amounts:

 

    Clallam.................................... $          744,095

    Clark...................................... $          255,258

    Cowlitz.................................... $          169,595

    Grays Harbor............................... $          155,473

    Jefferson.................................. $          106,406

    King....................................... $          106,217

    Kitsap..................................... $           63,651

    Klickitat.................................. $           37,364

    Lewis...................................... $          766,556

    Mason...................................... $          111,119

    Pacific.................................... $          177,158

    Pierce..................................... $           50,465

    Skagit..................................... $          580,536

    Skamania................................... $          106,717

    Snohomish.................................. $          631,797

    Stevens.................................... $            1,897

    Thurston................................... $          425,197

    Wahkiakum.................................. $          146,173

    Whatcom.................................... $          364,326

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           TOTAL............................... $        5,000,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 711.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT‑-DIGITAL GOVERNMENT POOL

Digital Government Revolving Account

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

 

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

    (1) The digital government revolving account appropriation is provided solely to provide digital services of government to citizens, businesses, and to state and other governments.  The office of financial management, in consultation with the department of information services, shall allocate these funds as needed for digital government projects.

    (2) To facilitate the transfer of moneys from dedicated funds and accounts, the state treasurer is directed to transfer sufficient moneys from each dedicated fund or account to the digital government revolving account, hereby created in the state treasury, in accordance with schedules provided by the office of financial management for digital government projects.

    (3) Agencies receiving these allocations shall report at a minimum to the information services board and to the office of financial management on the progress of digital government projects and efforts.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 712. FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT‑-TECHNOLOGY POOL

Digital Government Revolving Account

    Appropriation.............................. $        7,518,456

 

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

    (1) The digital government revolving account appropriation is provided solely for an information technology funding pool for state executive branch agencies, excluding schools and institutions of higher education.  The department may distribute funding from the pool for information technology purposes, including infrastructure improvements, technology required to satisfy federal reporting requirements, equipment purchase and replacement, web site and internet services, and software and systems upgrades.  Projects may include information technology projects that were requested in agency budget requests but that are not specifically funded in agency appropriations (for example technology improvements in the department of community, trade, and economic development, data warehouse in the department of revenue, and system security and infrastructure in small agencies).

    (2) Agencies that wish to receive these funds may make an application to the office of financial management.  The office of financial management, in consultation with the department of information services and using criteria adopted by the information services board, shall allocate these funds as needed for digital government projects.  The office of financial management shall not distribute funding for a specific project unless it is determined that there will be no net increase in ongoing operating costs resulting from the project.

    (3) Allocations from this section may be made only for items and in proportion to the extent to which items would be typically funded by the state general fund.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 713.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT‑-DIGITAL GOVERNMENT REVOLVING ACCOUNT

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        2,050,000

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        2,050,000

    TOTAL APPROPRIATION........................ $        4,100,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The appropriations in this section are provided solely for deposit in the digital government revolving account.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 714.  DEATH BENEFIT‑-COMMON SCHOOLS.  For the period from July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2003, a one hundred fifty thousand dollar death benefit shall be paid as a sundry claim to the estate of an employee in the common school system of the state who is killed in the course of employment.  The determination of eligibility for the benefit shall be made consistent with Title 51 RCW by the department of labor and industries.  The department of labor and industries shall notify the director of the department of general administration by order under RCW 51.52.050.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 715.  DEATH BENEFIT‑-STATE AGENCIES.  For the period from July 1, 2001, through June 30, 2003, a one hundred fifty thousand dollar death benefit shall be paid as a sundry claim to the estate of an employee of any state agency or higher education institution not otherwise provided a death benefit through coverage under their enrolled retirement system.  The determination of eligibility for the benefit shall be made consistent with Title 51 RCW by the department of labor and industries.  The department of labor and industries shall notify the director of the department of general administration by order under RCW 51.52.050.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 716.  FOR THE GOVERNOR‑-COMPENSATION‑-INSURANCE BENEFITS

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        7,218,000

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       19,947,000

General Fund‑‑Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 8,692,000

General Fund‑‑Private/Local Appropriation...... $          456,000

Salary and Insurance Increase Revolving Account

    Appropriation.............................. $       19,468,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       55,781,000

 

    The appropriations in this section 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 $457.29 per eligible employee for fiscal year 2002, and $497.69 for fiscal year 2003.

    (b) Within the rates in (a) of this subsection, $2.02 per eligible employee shall be included in the employer funding rate for fiscal year 2002, and $4.10 per eligible employee shall be included in the employer funding rate for fiscal year 2003, solely to increase life insurance coverage in accordance with a court approved settlement in Burbage et al. v. State of Washington (Thurston county superior court cause no. 94-2-02560-8).

    (c) 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.

    (d) 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) To facilitate the transfer of moneys from dedicated funds and accounts, the state treasurer is directed to transfer sufficient moneys from each dedicated fund or account to the special fund salary and insurance contribution increase revolving fund in accordance with schedules provided by the office of financial management.

    (3) 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 parts A and B of medicare, pursuant to RCW 41.05.085.  From January 1, 2002, through December 31, 2002, the subsidy shall be $85.84.  Starting January 1, 2003, the subsidy shall be $102.55 per month.

    (4) Technical colleges, school districts, and educational service districts shall remit to the health care authority for deposit into the public employees' and retirees' insurance account established in RCW 41.05.120 the following amounts:

    (a) For each full-time employee, $32.41 per month beginning September 1, 2001, and $37.48 beginning September 1, 2002;

    (b) For each part-time employee who, at the time of the remittance, is employed in an eligible position as defined in RCW 41.32.010 or 41.40.010 and is eligible for employer fringe benefit contributions for basic benefits, $32.41 each month beginning September 1, 2001, and $37.48 beginning September 1, 2002, prorated by the proportion of employer fringe benefit contributions for a full-time employee that the part-time employee receives.

    The remittance requirements specified in this subsection shall not apply to employees of a technical college, school district, or educational service district who purchase insurance benefits through contracts with the health care authority.

    (5) The salary and insurance increase revolving account appropriation includes amounts sufficient to fund health benefits for ferry workers at the premium levels specified in subsection (1) of this section, consistent with the 2001-2003 transportation appropriations act.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 717.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS‑-CONTRIBUTIONS TO RETIREMENT SYSTEMS.  The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The appropriations for the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system shall be made on a monthly basis beginning July 1, 2001, consistent with chapter 41.45 RCW, and the appropriations for the judges and judicial retirement systems shall be made on a quarterly basis consistent with chapters 2.10 and 2.12 RCW.

 

    (1) There is appropriated for state contributions to the law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system:

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       15,552,000

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       16,668,000

 

    The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The appropriations include reductions to reflect savings resulting from the implementation of state pension contribution rates effective July 1, 2001, as provided in Senate Bill No. 6167 or House Bill No. 2236.

 

    (2) There is appropriated for contributions to the judicial retirement system:

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

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        6,000,000

 

    (3) There is appropriated for contributions to the judges retirement system:

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $          250,000

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $          250,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       44,720,000

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 718.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT‑-CONTRIBUTIONS TO RETIREMENT SYSTEMS

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $     (17,246,000)

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $     (17,499,000)

General Fund‑‑Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. (11,469,000)

General Fund‑‑Private/Local Appropriation...... $        (683,000)

Special Account Retirement Contribution Increase

    Revolving Account Appropriation.............                 $    (25,895,000)

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $     (72,792,000)

 

    The appropriations in this section are provided solely to reduce agency and higher education institutions appropriations to reflect savings resulting from the implementation of employer pension contribution rates, effective July 1, 2001, for the public employees' retirement system, and effective September 1, 2001, for the teachers' retirement system, as provided in Senate Bill No. 6167 or House Bill No. 2236.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 719.  SALARY COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       41,712,000

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       73,358,000

General Fund‑‑Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 37,955,000

General Fund‑‑Private/Local Appropriation...... $        2,325,000

Salary and Insurance Increase Revolving Account

    Appropriation.............................. $       92,156,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $      247,506,000

 

    The appropriations in this section shall be expended solely for the purposes designated in this section and are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

    (1) In addition to the purposes set forth in subsections (2) and (3) of this section, appropriations in this section are provided solely for a 3.7 percent salary increase effective July 1, 2001, for all classified employees, except the certificated employees of the state schools for the deaf and blind, and including those employees in the Washington management service, and exempt employees under the jurisdiction of the personnel resources board.  Funds are also provided for salary increases for classified employees on July 1, 2002, in a percentage amount to be determined by the 2002 legislature.

    (2) The appropriations in this section are sufficient to fund a 3.7 percent salary increase effective July 1, 2001, for general government, legislative, and judicial employees exempt from merit system rules whose maximum salaries are not set by the commission on salaries for elected officials.  Funds are also provided for salary increases for these employees on July 1, 2002, in a percentage amount to be determined by the 2002 legislature.

    (3) The salary and insurance increase revolving account appropriation in this section includes funds sufficient to fund a 3.7 percent salary increase effective July 1, 2001, for ferry workers consistent with the 2001-03 transportation appropriations act.  Funds are also provided for salary increases for ferry workers on July 1, 2002, in a percentage amount to be determined by the 2002 legislature.

    (4)(a) No salary increase may be paid under this section to any person whose salary has been Y-rated pursuant to rules adopted by the personnel resources board.

    (b) The average salary increases paid under this section to agency officials whose maximum salaries are established by the committee on agency official salaries shall not exceed the average increases provided by subsection (2) of this section.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 720.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT‑-EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY REVOLVING ACCOUNT

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       11,264,000

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       11,264,000

    TOTAL APPROPRIATION........................ $       22,528,000

 

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

    (1) The appropriations in this section are for appropriation to the education technology revolving account for the purpose of covering operational and transport costs incurred by the K-20 educational network program in providing telecommunication services to network participants.

    (2) Use of these moneys to connect public libraries are limited to public libraries which have in place a policy of internet safety applied to publicly available computers with internet access via the K-20 educational network that protects against access to visual depictions that are (a) obscene under chapter 9.68 RCW; or (b) sexual exploitation of children under chapter 9.68A RCW.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 721.  FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL‑-SALARY ADJUSTMENTS

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $          989,000

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $        2,082,000

Legal Services Revolving Account‑‑State

    Appropriation.............................. $        3,071,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $        6,142,000

 

    The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The appropriations are provided solely for increases in salaries and related benefits of assistant attorneys general effective July 1, 2001, and another increase effective July 1, 2002.  This funding is provided solely for:  (1) Increases in beginning salaries; (2) merit-based increases to recognize outstanding performance; and (3) increases to address critical recruitment and retention problems in specialty practice areas.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 722.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT‑-COMPENSATION ACTIONS OF PERSONNEL RESOURCES BOARD

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $        9,179,000

General Fund‑‑State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       18,359,000

General Fund‑‑Federal Appropriation.............                 $.................................. 10,392,000

Salary and Insurance Increase Revolving Account

    Appropriation.............................. $        2,735,000

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       40,665,000

 

    The appropriations in this section shall be expended solely for the purposes designated in this section and are subject to the following conditions and limitations:  Funding is provided to implement the salary increase recommendations of the Washington personnel resources board for the priority classes identified through item 8B pursuant to RCW 41.06.152.  The salary increases shall be effective January 1, 2002.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 723.  INCENTIVE SAVINGS‑‑FY 2002.  The sum of one hundred million dollars or so much thereof as may be available on June 30, 2002, from the total amount of unspent fiscal year 2002 state general fund appropriations is appropriated for the purposes of RCW 43.79.460 in the manner provided in this section.

    (1) Of the total appropriated amount, one-half of that portion that is attributable to incentive savings, not to exceed twenty-five million dollars, is appropriated to the savings incentive account for the purpose of improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of agency services, and credited to the agency that generated the savings.

    (2) The remainder of the total amount, not to exceed seventy-five million dollars, is appropriated to the education savings account.

    (3) For purposes of this section, the total amount of unspent state general fund appropriations does not include the appropriations made in this section or any amounts included in across-the-board allotment reductions under RCW 43.88.110.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 724.  INCENTIVE SAVINGS‑-FY 2003.  The sum of one hundred million dollars or so much thereof as may be available on June 30, 2003, from the total amount of unspent fiscal year 2003 state general fund appropriations is appropriated for the purposes of RCW 43.79.460 in the manner provided in this section.

    (1) Of the total appropriated amount, one-half of that portion that is attributable to incentive savings, not to exceed twenty-five million dollars, is appropriated to the savings incentive account for the purpose of improving the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of agency services, and credited to the agency that generated the savings.

    (2) The remainder of the total amount, not to exceed seventy-five million dollars, is appropriated to the education savings account.

    (3) For purposes of this section, the total amount of unspent state general fund appropriations does not include the appropriations made in this section or any amounts included in across-the-board allotment reductions under RCW 43.88.110.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 725.  PUGET SOUND FERRY OPERATIONS ACCOUNT

State Surplus Assets Reserve Fund‑‑State

    Appropriation.............................. $       30,000,000

 

    The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The appropriations in this section are for appropriation to the Puget Sound ferry operations account to carry out the purposes of the account.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 726.  LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

    (1) It is the intent of the legislature to provide state funding for the 2001-03 biennium for a portion of local governments' costs for public safety, criminal justice, public health, and other operations.

    (2) Moneys appropriated in sections 727, 728, and 729 of this act constitute a transfer to the state of local government costs under RCW 43.135.060(2).

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 727.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT‑-COUNTY CORPORATION ASSISTANCE

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       24,410,534

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       25,137,970

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       49,548,504

 

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

    (1)(a) The department shall withhold distributions under subsection (2) of this section to any county that has not paid its fifty percent share of the employer contribution on behalf of superior court judges for insurance and health care plans and federal social security and medicare and medical aid benefits for the fiscal year.  As required by Article IV, section 13 of the state Constitution and 1996 Attorney General's Opinion No. 2, it is the intent of the legislature that the costs of these employer contributions shall be shared equally between the state and county or counties in which the judges serve.

    (b) After receiving written notification from the office of the administrator for the courts that a county has paid its fifty percent share as required under (a) of this subsection, the department shall distribute the amount designated for the fiscal year under subsection (2) of this section.

    (2) The director of community, trade, and economic development shall distribute the appropriations to the following counties in the amounts designated:

                                                                                   2001-03

       County                            FY 2002              FY 2003             Biennium

Adams                                    290,303              295,993              586,296

Asotin                                   422,074              434,598              856,672

Benton                                   966,480              999,163            1,965,643

Chelan                                   637,688              651,982            1,289,670

Clallam                                  444,419              454,391              898,810

Clark                                    641,571              678,997            1,320,568

Columbia                                 561,888              572,901            1,134,789

Cowlitz                                  771,879              795,808            1,567,687

Douglas                                  505,585              528,184            1,033,769

Ferry                                    389,909              397,551              787,460

Franklin                                 442,624              464,018              906,642

Garfield                                 571,303              582,501            1,153,804

Grant                                    579,631              604,072            1,183,703

Grays Harbor                             540,315              550,905            1,091,220

Island                                   483,589              503,205              986,794

Jefferson                                239,914              249,924              489,838

King                                   2,661,862            2,720,716            5,382,578

Kitsap                                   469,992              480,178              950,170

Kittitas                                 366,971              383,027              749,998

Klickitat                                204,726              217,555              422,281

Lewis                                    583,702              598,004            1,181,706

Lincoln                                  290,754              302,151              592,905

Mason                                    905,060              930,959            1,836,019

Okanogan                                 548,848              560,332            1,109,180

Pacific                                  344,047              350,790              694,837

Pend Oreille                             280,342              285,837              566,179

Pierce                                 1,246,530            1,284,087            2,530,617

San Juan                                  85,712               91,859              177,571

Skagit                                   911,491              944,914            1,856,405

Skamania                                 172,840              176,228              349,068

Snohomish                              1,017,209            1,058,571            2,075,780

Spokane                                  804,124              823,359            1,627,483

Stevens                                  811,482              835,598            1,647,080

Thurston                               1,031,888            1,061,579            2,093,467

Wahkiakum                                507,528              517,476            1,025,004

Walla Walla                              241,341              247,105              488,446

Whatcom                                  408,025              429,069              837,094

Whitman                                  134,870              138,191              273,061

Yakima                                 1,892,018            1,936,192            3,828,210

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS                  24,410,534           25,137,970           49,548,504

 

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 728.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT‑-MUNICIPAL CORPORATION ASSISTANCE

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2002).... $       45,884,610

General Fund‑-State Appropriation (FY 2003).... $       47,251,839

           TOTAL APPROPRIATION................. $       93,136,449

 

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

    (1) The director of community, trade, and economic development shall distribute the appropriation to the following cities and municipalities in the amounts designated:

 

                                                                                   2001-03

        City                             FY 2002              FY 2003             Biennium

Aberdeen                                 119,986              123,562              243,548

Airway Heights                           111,259              114,575              225,834

Albion                                    66,339               68,316              134,655

Algona                                    32,672               33,646               66,318

Almira                                    12,519               12,892               25,411

Anacortes                                 70,930               73,044              143,974

Arlington                                 42,344               43,606               85,950

Asotin                                    57,623               59,340              116,963

Auburn                                   192,405              198,139              390,544

Bainbridge Island                        293,851              302,608              596,459

Battle Ground                            118,303              121,828              240,131

Beaux Arts                                 1,784                1,837                3,621

Bellevue                                 524,203              539,824            1,064,027

Bellingham                               369,121              380,121              749,242

Benton City                              111,380              114,699              226,079

Bingen                                     6,602                6,799               13,401

Black Diamond                            254,698              262,288              516,986

Blaine                                    20,853               21,474               42,327

Bonney Lake                              158,738              163,468              322,206

Bothell                                  137,270              141,361              278,631

Bremerton                                214,020              220,398              434,418

Brewster                                  11,250               11,585               22,835

Bridgeport                               188,216              193,825              382,041

Brier                                    532,011              547,865            1,079,876

Buckley                                   68,227               70,260              138,487

Bucoda                                    52,876               54,452              107,328

Burien                                   284,265              292,736              577,001

Burlington                                27,407               28,224               55,631

Camas                                     53,654               55,253              108,907

Carbonado                                 56,785               58,477              115,262

Carnation                                  9,593                9,879               19,472

Cashmere                                 120,801              124,401              245,202

Castle Rock                               29,980               30,873               60,853

Cathlamet                                  6,265                6,452               12,717

Centralia                                101,426              104,448              205,874

Chehalis                                  34,601               35,632               70,233

Chelan                                    19,515               20,097               39,612

Cheney                                   314,316              323,683              637,999

Chewelah                                  66,731               68,720              135,451

Clarkston                                 83,910               86,411              170,321

Cle Elum                                   8,692                8,951               17,643

Clyde Hill                               136,778              140,854              277,632

Colfax                                    74,672               76,897              151,569

College Place                            526,480              542,169            1,068,649

Colton                                    27,473               28,292               55,765

Colville                                  23,389               24,086               47,475

Conconully                                13,675               14,083               27,758

Concrete                                  27,006               27,811               54,817

Connell                                  164,950              169,866              334,816

Cosmopolis                                15,395               15,854               31,249

Coulee City                                2,804                2,888                5,692

Coulee Dam                                61,408               63,238              124,646

Coupeville                                 7,708                7,938               15,646

Covington                                690,851              711,438            1,402,289

Creston                                   12,905               13,290               26,195

Cusick                                     9,341                9,619               18,960

Darrington                                59,838               61,621              121,459

Davenport                                 66,350               68,327              134,677

Dayton                                    92,685               95,447              188,132

Deer Park                                 16,059               16,538               32,597

Des Moines                             1,482,120            1,526,287            3,008,407

Dupont                                     8,109                8,351               16,460

Duvall                                    66,128               68,099              134,227

East Wenatchee                            30,678               31,592               62,270

Eatonville                                 8,848                9,112               17,960

Edgewood                                 901,766              928,639            1,830,405

Edmonds                                  456,336              469,935              926,271

Electric City                             87,243               89,843              177,086

Ellensburg                                81,982               84,425              166,407

Elma                                      84,676               87,199              171,875

Elmer City                                29,811               30,699               60,510

Endicott                                  28,758               29,615               58,373

Entiat                                    58,244               59,980              118,224

Enumclaw                                  53,013               54,593              107,606

Ephrata                                   59,987               61,775              121,762

Everett                                  495,428              510,192            1,005,620

Everson                                   67,517               69,529              137,046

Fairfield                                 18,540               19,092               37,632

Farmington                                12,072               12,432               24,504

Federal Way                              470,179              484,190              954,369

Ferndale                                  74,669               76,894              151,563

Fife                                      25,411               26,168               51,579

Fircrest                                 386,146              397,653              783,799

Forks                                    110,712              114,011              224,723

Friday Harbor                              9,791               10,083               19,874

Garfield                                  45,263               46,612               91,875

George                                    19,319               19,895               39,214

Gig Harbor                                31,615               32,557               64,172

Gold Bar                                 134,531              138,540              273,071

Goldendale                                49,519               50,995              100,514

Grand Coulee                               5,805                5,978               11,783

Grandview                                256,347              263,986              520,333

Granger                                  173,094              178,252              351,346

Granite Falls                             10,946               11,272               22,218

Hamilton                                  17,437               17,957               35,394

Harrah                                    46,947               48,346               95,293

Harrington                                18,107               18,647               36,754

Hartline                                  11,392               11,731               23,123

Hatton                                    12,176               12,539               24,715

Hoquiam                                  374,903              386,075              760,978

Hunts Point                                2,432                2,504                4,936

Ilwaco                                    13,150               13,542               26,692

Index                                      4,181                4,306                8,487

Ione                                      17,566               18,089               35,655

Issaquah                                  50,002               51,492              101,494

Kahlotus                                  20,210               20,812               41,022

Kalama                                     7,892                8,127               16,019

Kelso                                     68,904               70,957              139,861

Kenmore                                1,099,395            1,132,157            2,231,552

Kennewick                                293,534              302,281              595,815

Kent                                     360,624              371,371              731,995

Kettle Falls                              64,422               66,342              130,764

Kirkland                                 221,429              228,028              449,457

Kittitas                                  72,698               74,864              147,562

Krupp                                      4,445                4,577                9,022

La Center                                 34,415               35,441               69,856

La Conner                                  3,817                3,931                7,748

La Crosse                                 20,141               20,741               40,882

Lacey                                    143,243              147,512              290,755

Lake Forest Park                         897,932              924,690            1,822,622

Lake Stevens                             142,295              146,535              288,830

Lakewood                               2,955,109            3,043,171            5,998,280

Lamont                                     7,492                7,715               15,207

Langley                                    5,303                5,461               10,764

Latah                                     11,962               12,318               24,280

Leavenworth                               12,189               12,552               24,741

Lind                                       2,217                2,283                4,500

Long Beach                                10,269               10,575               20,844

Longview                                 249,836              257,281              507,117

Lyman                                     16,741               17,240               33,981

Lynden                                    42,717               43,990               86,707

Lynnwood                                 163,579              168,454              332,033

Mabton                                   142,491              146,737              289,228

Malden                                    21,588               22,231               43,819

Mansfield                                 26,744               27,541               54,285

Maple Valley                             359,478              370,190              729,668

Marcus                                    14,126               14,547               28,673

Marysville                               102,028              105,068              207,096

Mattawa                                  100,064              103,046              203,110

McCleary                                 105,807              108,960              214,767

Medical Lake                             114,323              117,730              232,053

Medina                                    14,355               14,783               29,138

Mercer Island                            383,527              394,956              778,483

Mesa                                      16,835               17,337               34,172

Metaline                                  14,150               14,572               28,722

Metaline Falls                             7,718                7,948               15,666

Mill Creek                               174,495              179,695              354,190

Millwood                                  22,619               23,293               45,912

Milton                                    28,030               28,865               56,895

Monroe                                    56,517               58,201              114,718

Montesano                                 60,229               62,024              122,253

Morton                                     5,891                6,067               11,958

Moses Lake                               105,670              108,819              214,489

Mossyrock                                 16,545               17,038               33,583

Mount Vernon                             130,780              134,677              265,457

Mountlake Terrace                        711,188              732,381            1,443,569

Moxee                                     40,448               41,653               82,101

Mukilteo                                 274,482              282,662              557,144

Naches                                     7,632                7,859               15,491

Napavine                                  96,030               98,892              194,922

Nespelem                                  17,614               18,139               35,753

Newcastle                                290,801              299,467              590,268

Newport                                   13,223               13,617               26,840

Nooksack                                  58,178               59,912              118,090

Normandy Park                            489,113              503,689              992,802

North Bend                                20,754               21,372               42,126

North Bonneville                          30,574               31,485               62,059

Northport                                 23,489               24,189               47,678

Oak Harbor                               278,157              286,446              564,603

Oakesdale                                 31,060               31,986               63,046

Oakville                                  43,411               44,705               88,116

Ocean Shores                              64,837               66,769              131,606

Odessa                                     4,721                4,862                9,583

Okanogan                                  12,323               12,690               25,013

Olympia                                  198,476              204,391              402,867

Omak                                      26,117               26,895               53,012

Oroville                                  12,506               12,879               25,385

Orting                                   191,211              196,909              388,120

Othello                                   26,808               27,607               54,415

Pacific                                   69,124               71,184              140,308

Palouse                                   55,067               56,708              111,775

Pasco                                    131,298              135,211              266,509

Pateros                                   28,021               28,856               56,877

Pe Ell                                    54,800               56,433              111,233

Pomeroy                                   52,485               54,049              106,534

Port Angeles                             124,595              128,308              252,903

Port Orchard                              41,797               43,043               84,840

Port Townsend                             47,126               48,530               95,656

Poulsbo                                   31,812               32,760               64,572

Prescott                                  12,349               12,717               25,066

Prosser                                   24,137               24,856               48,993

Pullman                                  584,659              602,082            1,186,741

Puyallup                                 151,732              156,254              307,986

Quincy                                    20,244               20,847               41,091

Rainier                                  111,521              114,844              226,365

Raymond                                   85,311               87,853              173,164

Reardan                                   38,184               39,322               77,506

Redmond                                  215,259              221,674              436,933

Renton                                   235,053              242,058              477,111

Republic                                  25,085               25,833               50,918

Richland                                 441,733              454,897              896,630

Ridgefield                                55,637               57,295              112,932

Ritzville                                  8,498                8,751               17,249

Riverside                                 27,204               28,015               55,219

Rock Island                               36,527               37,616               74,143

Rockford                                  18,965               19,530               38,495

Rosalia                                   36,719               37,813               74,532

Roslyn                                    64,571               66,495              131,066

Roy                                        1,709                1,760                3,469

Royal City                                66,657               68,643              135,300

Ruston                                    50,309               51,808              102,117

Sammamish                              2,361,433            2,431,804            4,793,237

Seatac                                   132,183              136,122              268,305

Seattle                                3,189,346            3,284,389            6,473,735

Sedro-Woolley                             54,896               56,532              111,428

Selah                                     80,704               83,109              163,813

Sequim                                    21,867               22,519               44,386

Shelton                                   58,160               59,893              118,053

Shoreline                              1,485,138            1,529,395            3,014,533

Skykomish                                  1,417                1,459                2,876

Snohomish                                 40,722               41,936               82,658

Snoqualmie                                 9,587                9,873               19,460

Soap Lake                                102,783              105,846              208,629

South Bend                                75,826               78,086              153,912

South Cle Elum                            46,847               48,243               95,090

South Prairie                             18,788               19,348               38,136

Spangle                                    1,397                1,439                2,836

Spokane                                1,116,419            1,149,688            2,266,107

Sprague                                   22,930               23,613               46,543

Springdale                                11,080               11,410               22,490

St. John                                   4,245                4,372                8,617

Stanwood                                  21,141               21,771               42,912

Starbuck                                   8,949                9,216               18,165

Steilacoom                               285,807              294,324              580,131

Stevenson                                 11,673               12,021               23,694

Sultan                                    63,199               65,082              128,281

Sumas                                      7,885                8,120               16,005

Sumner                                    41,931               43,181               85,112

Sunnyside                                 70,805               72,915              143,720

Tacoma                                 1,384,646            1,425,908            2,810,554

Tekoa                                     49,373               50,844              100,217

Tenino                                    68,820               70,871              139,691

Tieton                                    74,506               76,726              151,232

Toledo                                     8,084                8,325               16,409

Tonasket                                   5,500                5,664               11,164

Toppenish                                443,488              456,704              900,192

Tukwila                                   75,320               77,565              152,885

Tumwater                                  61,848               63,691              125,539

Twisp                                      4,793                4,936                9,729

Union Gap                                 27,129               27,937               55,066

Uniontown                                 19,805               20,395               40,200

University Place                       1,889,912            1,946,231            3,836,143

Vader                                     40,643               41,854               82,497

Vancouver                              1,177,584            1,212,676            2,390,260

Waitsburg                                 81,097               83,514              164,611

Walla Walla                              318,679              328,176              646,855

Wapato                                   230,783              237,660              468,443

Warden                                   105,612              108,759              214,371

Washougal                                177,022              182,297              359,319

Washtucna                                 20,654               21,269               41,923

Waterville                                72,880               75,052              147,932

Waverly                                   10,256               10,562               20,818

Wenatchee                                147,602              152,001              299,603

West Richland                            489,752              504,347              994,099

Westport                                  13,715               14,124               27,839

White Salmon                              53,746               55,348              109,094

Wilbur                                    23,614               24,318               47,932

Wilkeson                                  18,762               19,321               38,083

Wilson Creek                              18,403               18,951               37,354

Winlock                                   35,212               36,261               71,473

Winthrop                                   1,756                1,808                3,564

Woodinville                               56,052               57,722              113,774

Woodland                                  17,960               18,495               36,455

Woodway                                   12,513               12,886               25,399

Yacolt                                    36,636               37,728               74,364

Yakima                                   487,766              502,301              990,067

Yarrow Point                              32,121               33,078               65,199

Yelm                                      15,677               16,144               31,821

Zillah                                   100,818              103,822              204,640

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS  45,545,942    46,903,217    92,449,159

 

    (2) $338,668 for fiscal year 2002 and $348,622 for fiscal year 2003 from this appropriation are provided solely to address the contingencies listed in this subsection.  The department shall distribute the moneys no later than March 31, 2002, and March 31, 2003, for the respective appropriations.  Moneys shall be distributed for the following purposes, ranked in order of priority:

    (a) To correct for data errors in the determination of distributions in subsection (1) of this section;

    (b) To distribute to newly qualifying jurisdictions as if the jurisdiction had been in existence prior to November 1999;

    (c) To allocate under emergency situations as determined by the director of the department of community, trade, and economic development in consultation with the association of Washington cities; and

    (d) After April 1st of each year in the fiscal biennium ending June 30, 2003, any moneys remaining from the amounts provided in this subsection shall be prorated and distributed to cities and towns on the basis of the amounts distributed for emergency considerations in November 2000 as provided in section 729, chapter 1, Laws of 2000, 2nd sp. sess.

 

    NEW SECTION.  Sec. 729.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT‑-COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ASSISTANCE

Health Services Account‑-State Appropriation... $       48,270,802

 

    The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:  The director of the department of community, trade, and economic development shall distribute the appropriations to the following counties and health districts in the amounts designated:

 

                                                                                   2001-03

   Health District                        FY 2002              FY 2003             Biennium

Adams County Health District              30,824               31,428               62,252

Asotin County Health District             65,375               70,818              136,193

Benton-Franklin Health District        1,147,987            1,196,390            2,344,377

Chelan-Douglas Health District           176,979              194,628              371,607

Clallam County Health and Human Services Department           140,557              144,547       285,104

Southwest Washington Health District   1,067,962            1,113,221            2,181,183

Columbia County Health District           40,362               41,153               81,515

Cowlitz County Health Department         273,147              287,116              560,263

Garfield County Health District           14,966               15,259               30,225

Grant County Health District             111,767              126,762              238,529

Grays Harbor Health Department           183,113              186,702              369,815

Island County Health Department           86,600               98,221              184,821

Jefferson County Health and Human Services 82,856               89,676              172,532

Seattle-King County Department of Public Health 9,489,273    9,681,772           19,171,045

Bremerton-Kitsap County Health District  551,913              563,683            1,115,596

Kittitas County Health Department         87,822               98,219              186,041