April 18, 2016

To the Honorable Speaker and Members,
The House of Representatives of the State of Washington

Ladies and Gentlemen:

I am returning herewith, without my approval as to Sections 6009 and 6011, Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2380 entitled:

"AN ACT Relating to the capital budget."

Section 6009, page 86, Life Cycle Cost Analyses
Section 6009 requires the Office of Financial Management (OFM) to verify the results of its life cycle cost analyses with an independent consultant selected by the chairs of the House and Senate capital budget committees. Engaging a third party will add cost and time, and funding for the consultant was not provided. For these reasons, I have vetoed Section 6009. However, I have directed OFM to post completed life cycle cost analyses on its website to make them more accessible to the public.

Section 6011, page 87, State Drought Preparedness Account
Section 6011 amends the State Drought Preparedness Account to be used for drought response. It is redundant with Section 933 in Second Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2376 (supplemental operating budget) and, therefore, is unnecessary. For this reason, I have vetoed Section 6011.

For these reasons I have vetoed Sections 6009 and 6011 of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2380.

With the exception of Sections 6009 and 6011, Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2380 is approved.

Respectfully submitted,
Jay Inslee