|Passed by the House June 4, 2003|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate June 4, 2003
President of the Senate
I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1782 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||58th Legislature||2003 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 02/26/03.
AN ACT Relating to capital projects for local nonprofit youth organizations; adding a new section to chapter 43.63A RCW; and creating a new section.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 The legislature finds that nonprofit youth
organizations provide a variety of services for the youth of Washington
state, including many services that enable young people, especially
those facing challenging and disadvantaged circumstances, to realize
their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
The legislature also finds that the efficiency and quality of these
services may be enhanced by the provision of safe, reliable, and sound
facilities, and that, in certain cases, it may be appropriate for the
state to assist in the development of these facilities.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2 A new section is added to chapter 43.63A RCW
to read as follows:
(1) The department of community, trade, and economic development must establish a competitive process to solicit proposals for and prioritize projects whose primary objective is to assist nonprofit youth organizations in acquiring, constructing, or rehabilitating facilities used for the delivery of nonresidential services, excluding outdoor athletic fields.
(2) The department of community, trade, and economic development must establish a competitive process to prioritize applications for the assistance as follows:
(a) The department of community, trade, and economic development must conduct a statewide solicitation of project applications from local governments, nonprofit organizations, and other entities, as determined by the department of community, trade, and economic development. The department of community, trade, and economic development must evaluate and rank applications in consultation with a citizen advisory committee using objective criteria. Projects must have a major recreational component, and must have either an educational or social service component. At a minimum, applicants must demonstrate that the requested assistance will increase the efficiency or quality of the services it provides to youth. The evaluation and ranking process must also include an examination of existing assets that applicants may apply to projects. Grant assistance under this section may not exceed twenty-five percent of the total cost of the project. The nonstate portion of the total project cost may include cash, the value of real property when acquired solely for the purpose of the project, and in-kind contributions.
(b) The department of community, trade, and economic development must submit a prioritized list of recommended projects to the governor and the legislature in the department of community, trade, and economic development's biennial capital budget request beginning with the 2005-2007 biennium and thereafter. The list must include a description of each project, the amount of recommended state funding, and documentation of nonstate funds to be used for the project. The total amount of recommended state funding for projects on a biennial project list must not exceed two million dollars. The department of community, trade, and economic development may provide an additional alternate project list that must not exceed five hundred thousand dollars. The department of community, trade, and economic development may not sign contracts or otherwise financially obligate funds under this section until the legislature has approved a specific list of projects.
(c) In contracts for grants authorized under this section the department of community, trade, and economic development must include provisions that require that capital improvements be held by the grantee for a specified period of time appropriate to the amount of the grant and that facilities be used for the express purpose of the grant. If the grantee is found to be out of compliance with provisions of the contract, the grantee must repay to the state general fund the principal amount of the grant plus interest calculated at the rate of interest on state of Washington general obligation bonds issued most closely to the date of authorization of the grant.