SB 6168

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

As Reported by Senate Committee On:

Ways & Means, February 25, 2020

Title: An act relating to fiscal matters.

Brief Description: Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations.

Sponsors: Senators Rolfes and Braun; by request of Office of Financial Management.

Brief History:

Committee Activity: Ways & Means: 1/14/20, 2/24/20, 2/25/20 [DPS, DNP, w/oRec].

Brief Summary of First Substitute Bill

  • Makes supplemental operating budget appropriations for the 2019-2021 biennium.


Majority Report: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 6168 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass.

Signed by Senators Rolfes, Chair; Frockt, Vice Chair, Operating, Capital Lead; Mullet, Capital Budget Cabinet; Billig, Carlyle, Darneille, Dhingra, Hasegawa, Hunt, Keiser, Liias, Pedersen and Van De Wege.

Minority Report: Do not pass.

Signed by Senators Brown, Assistant Ranking Member, Operating; Honeyford, Assistant Ranking Member, Capital; Becker, Schoesler and Wilson, L..

Minority Report: That it be referred without recommendation.

Signed by Senators Braun, Ranking Member; Muzzall, Rivers, Wagoner and Warnick.

Staff: Julie Murray (786-7711)

Background: The operating expenses of state government and its agencies and programs are funded on a biennial basis by an omnibus operating budget adopted by the Legislature in odd-numbered years. In subsequent legislative sessions, a supplemental budget is adopted, making various modifications to agency appropriations. State operating expenses are paid from the state general fund and from various dedicated funds and accounts.

Summary of Bill: The bill as referred to committee not considered.

Summary of Bill (First Substitute): The 2019-2021 biennial operating budget appropriations for the various agencies and programs of the state are modified. Budget summary materials are available online at under the Budget Bills & Documents header.

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE (First Substitute): Various appropriations are adjusted. Budget summary materials for the substitute bill are available online at under the Budget Bills & Documents header.

Appropriation: Various.

Fiscal Note: Not requested.

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

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

Staff Summary of Public Testimony: Please refer to the February 24, 2020 recording of the public hearing on the Senate AV Capture All website at:

Persons Testifying: Early Learning. PRO: Emily Murphy, Early Learning Action Alliance, Children's Alliance; Erin Haick, SEIU 925; John Burbank, Economic Opportunity Institute.

Employee Compensation. PRO: Matt Zuvich, Washington Federation of State Employees; Seamus Petrie, Washington Public Employees Association.

Higher Education. PRO: Marc Webster. Washington Student Achievement Council; Carolyn Brotherton, AFT Washington; Becca Kenna-Schenk, Western Washington University; Steve DuPont, Central Washington University; Nate Humphrey Workforce Education Director, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

OTHER: Matthew Sutherland, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Graduate and Professional Student Association; Joe Dacca, University of Washington; Briahna Murray, The Washington Center; David Buri, Easter Washington University; David Knutson, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences.

K-12 Public Schools. PRO: Gene Sementi, West Valley SD; Michelle Price, North Central Educational Service District; Marcus Morgan, Reardan-Edwall School District; Brian Sims, Washington State School Directors Association; Dave Mastin, OSPI.

OTHER: Lorrell Noahr, Washington Education Association; Janice Kutzera, Washington State PTA; Amy Brackenbury, School Nurse Organization of Washington.

Mental Health. PRO: Sean Graham, Washington State Medical Association; Len McComb, Washington State Hospital Association; Brad Banks, Washington Home Care Coalition.

OTHER: Seth Dawson, Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention; Bob Cooper, Washington State Association of Drug Court Professionals; Brad Forbes, NAMI Washington.

Natural Resources. PRO: Carolyn Logue, citizen; Paul Jewell, Washington State Association of Counties; Bruce Beckett, American Forest Resource Council.

OTHER: Gerry O'Keefe, Washington Public Ports Association; Brian Sims, Washington State School Directors Association; Dawn Vyvyan, Yakama Nation, Puyallup Tribe, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe; Angus Brodie, Deputy Supervisor for State Lands, Department of Natural Resources; Peggen Frank, Stillaguamish Tribe.

Other Human Services. PRO: Julie Watts, Washington State Budget and Policy Center; Kenny Pittman, Catholic Community Services of Western Washington; Amy Brackenbury, Public Health Roundtable; Jeff Gombosky, Washington Health Care Association; Alyssa Odegaard, Leading Age Washington.

OTHER: Adrienne Stuart, Develpmental Disabilities Council; Laurie Lippold, Partners for Our Children; Diana Stadden, The ARC of Washington State; Jim Theofelis, A Way Home Washington; Kimberly Mays, Parent Ally; Dorothy Gorder, citizen; Bonnetta Barnett, citizen; Sandra Rozier, citizen; Katie Biron, citizen; Leslie Emerick, Home Care Association of Washington, Washington State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medical Association; Janica Lockheart, Children's Home Society of Washington; Katara Jordan, Building Changes; Annie Blackledge, The Mockingbird Society; Pam Crone, Washington Coalition for Homeless Youth Advocacy; Rachel Myers, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance; Christine Crossley, Catholic Charities Services of Western Washington; Dan Wise, Catholic Charities Services of Western Washington; Amy Reynolds, Share Vancouver; LaDessa Croucher, Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteers of America; Jeff DeLuca, Washington Community Action Partnership; Cynthia Stewart, League of Women Voters; Mindy Woods, Resident Action Project; Michele Thomas, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. Jill May, Washington Association for Children and Families; Ray Deck III, Washington Association for Children and Families; Melanie Smith, Wellspring Family Services, Washington State LTC Ombuds Program; Claire Lane, Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Coalition; Christina Wong, Northwest Harvest; Aaron Czyzewski, Food Lifeline; Nick Federici, SEIU775; Jessica Olson, Clinical Supervisor, Family Education and Support Services, Thurston and Mason County PCAP; Charlie Handley, Thurston County Graduate of PCAP; Kim Hitchcock, Clinical Supervisor, Triumph Treatment Services, Yakima County PCAP; Jennifer Clark, PCAP Graduate and Case Manager, Triumph Treatement Services, Yakima County PCAP; Gabriel Ash, CCS Program Manager; Lee Phillips, Sunrise Services, Inc.; Sheena Tomar, Government and Community Relations Director, SEIU 775 Benefits Group; Brad Banks, Washington Home Care Coalition; Laura Ellsworth, Council for the Homeless.

Other. PRO: Scott Hazlegrove, Washington State Auto Dealers Association; Celia Jackson, King County.

CON: Brenda Snyder, Director of Policy, Office of the State Treasurer.

OTHER: Candice Bock, Association of Washington Cities; Mara Machulsky, Public Works Board; Karin Berkholtz, Public Works Board; Shaun D'Sylva, Washington Smoke-Free Association; Jim Bamberger, Office of Civil Legal Aid; Dawn Vyvyan, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe; Derek Zable, Criminal Justice Training Commission; Anthony Hemstad, South King Fire and Rescue.

Persons Signed In To Testify But Not Testifying: No one.