SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5857



                                                                            C 265 L 89



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (originally sponsored by Senators Bailey, DeJarnatt, McCaslin, Bender, Matson, Bauer and Lee)



Read first time 2/28/89.



AN ACT Relating to proceeds of bonds issued for facilities for persons with sensory, physical, or mental handicaps; and amending RCW 43.99C.045.




        Sec. 1.  Section 8, chapter 221, Laws of 1979 ex. sess. as amended by section 1, chapter 136, Laws of 1980 and RCW 43.99C.045 are each amended to read as follows:

          Subject to legislative appropriation, all principal proceeds of the bonds and bond anticipation notes authorized in this chapter shall be administered by the state department of social and health services exclusively for the purposes specified in this chapter and for the payment of expenses incurred in connection with the sale and issuance of the bonds and bond anticipation notes.

          In carrying out the purposes of this chapter all counties of the state shall be eligible to participate in the distribution of the bond proceeds.  The share coming to each county shall be determined by a division among all counties according to the relation which the population of each county, as shown by the last federal or official state census, whichever is the later, bears to the total combined population of all counties, as shown by such census; except that, each sixth, seventh, or eighth class county shall receive an aggregate amount of up to seventy-five thousand dollars if, through a procedure established in rule, the department has determined there is a demonstrated need and the share determined for such county is less than seventy-five thousand dollars.  No single project in a class AA county shall be eligible for more than fifteen percent of such county's total distribution of bond proceeds.

          In carrying out the purposes specified in this chapter, the department may use or permit the use of the proceeds by direct expenditures, grants, or loans to any public body, including but not limited to grants to a public body as matching funds in any case where federal, local, or other funds are made available on a matching basis for purposes specified in this chapter.

          In carrying out the purpose of this chapter, fixed assets acquired under this chapter, and no longer utilized by the program having custody of the assets, may be transferred to other public bodies either in the same county or another county.  Prior to such transfer the department shall first determine if the assets can be used by another program as designated by the department of social and health services in RCW 43.99C.020.  Such programs shall have priority in obtaining the assets to ensure the purpose of this chapter is carried out.

                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate March 9, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.


                                                                                                                           Passed the House April 14, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.