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FOURTH DAY — SECOND SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION





MORNING SESSION


House Chamber, Olympia, Thursday, April 27, 2000


             The House was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Speaker Chopp. The Clerk called the roll and a quorum was present.


             The flag was escorted to the rostrum by a Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, Pages Megan Walsh and Krista Winters. Prayer was offered by Representative Ed Murray.


             Reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was ordered to stand approved.


             There being no objection, the House advanced to the seventh order of business.


THIRD READING


             HOUSE BILL NO. 3169, by Representatives Barlean, Doumit, Huff, H. Sommers, D. Schmidt, Ruderman, Hankins, Edmonds, Alexander, Kenney, Schindler, Miloscia, Tokuda, Quall, Lantz, Linville, Fortunato, Boldt, Fisher, Edwards, Constantine, Romero, Scott, Keiser, Schual-Berke, McIntire, Kastama, Hatfield, Carlson, McDonald, Kessler, Ogden, Dunshee, Cooper, Wood, Regala, O'Brien, Stensen, Anderson, Wolfe, Morris, Veloria, Benson, Hurst, Rockefeller, Sullivan, Woods, Lisk, Parlette, Campbell, Talcott, Ballasiotes and Thomas

 

Strengthening the state expenditure limit and providing for timely deposits to the education construction fund.


             There being no objection, the rules were suspended and House Bill No. 3169 was returned to Second Reading for purpose of amendment.


             HOUSE BILL NO. 2788, by Representatives Fisher, Mitchell, Radcliff, Scott and Hurst; by request of Transportation Improvement Board

 

Funding transportation projects.


             There being no objection, the rules were suspended and House Bill No. 2788 was returned to Second Reading for purpose of amendment.


             There being no objection, the House reverted to the sixth order of business.


SECOND READING


             HOUSE BILL NO. 3169, by Representatives Barlean, Doumit, Huff, H. Sommers, D. Schmidt, Ruderman, Hankins, Edmonds, Alexander, Kenney, Schindler, Miloscia, Tokuda, Quall, Lantz, Linville, Fortunato, Boldt, Fisher, Edwards, Constantine, Romero, Scott, Keiser, Schual-Berke, McIntire, Kastama, Hatfield, Carlson, McDonald, Kessler, Ogden, Dunshee, Cooper, Wood, Regala, O'Brien, Stensen, Anderson, Wolfe, Morris, Veloria, Benson, Hurst, Rockefeller, Sullivan, Woods, Lisk, Parlette, Campbell, Talcott, Ballasiotes and Thomas

 

Strengthening the state expenditure limit and providing for timely deposits to the education construction fund.


             Representative H. Sommers moved the adoption of the following amendment (710):


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

             "Sec. 1. RCW 43.135.025 and 1994 c 2 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The state shall not expend from the general fund during any fiscal year state moneys in excess of the state expenditure limit established under this chapter.

             (2) Except pursuant to a declaration of emergency under RCW 43.135.035 or pursuant to an appropriation under RCW 43.135.045(4)(b), the state treasurer shall not issue or redeem any check, warrant, or voucher that will result in a state general fund expenditure for any fiscal year in excess of the state expenditure limit established under this chapter. A violation of this subsection constitutes a violation of RCW 43.88.290 and shall subject the state treasurer to the penalties provided in RCW 43.88.300.

             (3) The state expenditure limit for any fiscal year shall be the previous fiscal year's state expenditure limit increased by a percentage rate that equals the fiscal growth factor.

             (4) For purposes of computing the state expenditure limit for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1995, the phrase "the previous fiscal year's state expenditure limit" means the total state expenditures from the state general fund, not including federal funds, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1989, plus the fiscal growth factor. This calculation is then computed for the state expenditure limit for fiscal years 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995, and as required under RCW 43.135.035(4).

             (5) A state expenditure limit committee is established for the purpose of determining and adjusting the state expenditure limit as provided in this chapter. The members of the state expenditure limit committee are the director of financial management, the attorney general or the attorney general's designee, and the chairs of the senate committee on ways and means and the house of representatives committee on appropriations. All actions of the state expenditure limit committee taken pursuant to this chapter require an affirmative vote of at least three members.

             (6) Each November, the ((office of financial management)) state expenditure limit committee shall adjust the expenditure limit for the preceding fiscal year based on actual expenditures and known changes in the fiscal growth factor and then project an expenditure limit for the next two fiscal years. ((The office of financial management shall notify the legislative fiscal committees of all adjustments to the state expenditure limit and projections of future expenditure limits.)) If, by November 30th, the state expenditure limit committee has not adopted the expenditure limit adjustment and projected expenditure limit as provided in subsection (5) of this section, the attorney general or his or her designee shall adjust or project the expenditure limit, as necessary.

             (((6))) (7) "Fiscal growth factor" means the average of the sum of inflation and population change for each of the prior three fiscal years.

             (((7))) (8) "Inflation" means the percentage change in the implicit price deflator for the United States for each fiscal year as published by the federal bureau of labor statistics.

             (((8))) (9) "Population change" means the percentage change in state population for each fiscal year as reported by the office of financial management.


             Sec. 2. RCW 43.135.035 and 1994 c 2 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) After July 1, 1995, any action or combination of actions by the legislature that raises state revenue or requires revenue-neutral tax shifts may be taken only if approved by a two-thirds vote of each house, and then only if state expenditures in any fiscal year, including the new revenue, will not exceed the state expenditure limits established under this chapter.

             (2)(a) If the legislative action under subsection (1) of this section will result in expenditures in excess of the state expenditure limit, then the action of the legislature shall not take effect until approved by a vote of the people at a November general election. The office of financial management shall adjust the state expenditure limit by the amount of additional revenue approved by the voters under this section. This adjustment shall not exceed the amount of revenue generated by the legislative action during the first full fiscal year in which it is in effect. The state expenditure limit shall be adjusted downward upon expiration or repeal of the legislative action.

             (b) The ballot title for any vote of the people required under this section shall be substantially as follows:

 

             "Shall taxes be imposed on . . . . . . . in order to allow a spending increase above last year's authorized spending adjusted for inflation and population increases?"

 

             (3)(a) The state expenditure limit may be exceeded upon declaration of an emergency for a period not to exceed twenty-four months by a law approved by a two-thirds vote of each house of the legislature and signed by the governor. The law shall set forth the nature of the emergency, which is limited to natural disasters that require immediate government action to alleviate human suffering and provide humanitarian assistance. The state expenditure limit may be exceeded for no more than twenty-four months following the declaration of the emergency and only for the purposes contained in the emergency declaration.

             (b) Additional taxes required for an emergency under this section may be imposed only until thirty days following the next general election, unless an extension is approved at that general election. The additional taxes shall expire upon expiration of the declaration of emergency. The legislature shall not impose additional taxes for emergency purposes under this subsection unless funds in the education construction fund have been exhausted.

             (c) The state or any political subdivision of the state shall not impose any tax on intangible property listed in RCW 84.36.070 as that statute exists on January 1, 1993.

             (4) If the cost of any state program or function is shifted from the state general fund on or after January 1, 1993, to another source of funding, or if moneys are transferred from the state general fund to another fund or account, the ((office of financial management)) state expenditure limit committee, acting pursuant to RCW 43.135.025(5), shall lower the state expenditure limit to reflect the shift. For the purposes of this section, a transfer of money from the state general fund to another fund or account includes any state legislative action taken after July 1, 2000, that has the effect of reducing revenues from a particular source, where such revenues would otherwise be deposited into the state general fund, while increasing the revenues from that particular source to another state or local government account.

             (5) If the cost of any state program or function is shifted to the state general fund on or after January 1, 2000, from another source of funding, or if moneys are transferred to the state general fund from another fund or account, the state expenditure limit committee, acting pursuant to RCW 43.135.025(5), shall increase the state expenditure limit to reflect the shift.


             Sec. 3. RCW 43.135.045 and 1994 c 2 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

             (1) The emergency reserve fund is established in the state treasury. During each fiscal year, the state treasurer shall deposit in the emergency reserve fund all general fund--state revenues in excess of the state expenditure limit for that fiscal year. Deposits shall be made at the end of each fiscal quarter based on projections of state revenues and the state expenditure limit. The treasurer shall make transfers between these accounts as necessary to reconcile actual annual revenues and the expenditure limit for fiscal year 2000 and thereafter.

             (2) The legislature may appropriate moneys from the emergency reserve fund only with approval of at least two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature, and then only if the appropriation does not cause total expenditures to exceed the state expenditure limit under this chapter.

             (3) The emergency reserve fund balance shall not exceed five percent of ((biennial)) annual general fund--state revenues as projected by the official state revenue forecast. Any balance in excess of five percent shall be transferred on a quarterly basis by the state treasurer to the education construction fund hereby created in the treasury. The treasurer shall make transfers between these accounts as necessary to reconcile actual annual revenues for fiscal year 2000 and thereafter.

             (4)(a) Funds may be appropriated from the education construction fund exclusively for common school construction or higher education construction.

             (b) Funds may be appropriated for any other purpose only if approved by a two-thirds vote of each house of the legislature and if approved by a vote of the people at the next general election. An appropriation approved by the people under this subsection shall result in an adjustment to the state expenditure limit only for the fiscal period for which the appropriation is made and shall not affect any subsequent fiscal period.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and takes effect July 1, 2000."


             Representatives H. Sommers and Huff spoke in favor of the adoption of the amendment.


             The amendment was adopted.


             The bill was ordered engrossed.


             There being no objection, the rules were suspended, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.


             Representatives Barlean, H. Sommers, Huff, Doumit, Alexander, Dunshee, Thomas and Quall spoke in favor of passage of the bill.


MOTION


             On motion of Representative Fortunato, Representative Van Luven was excused.


             Speaker Chopp stated the question before the House to be final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 3169.


ROLL CALL


             The Clerk called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 3169, and the bill passed the House by the following vote: Yeas - 88, Nays - 9, Absent - 0, Excused - 1.

             Voting yea: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Buck, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carlson, Carrell, B. Chandler, G. Chandler, Clements, Cody, Constantine, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Delvin, Dickerson, Doumit, Dunn, Dunshee, Edmonds, Edwards, Eickmeyer, Ericksen, Fisher, Fortunato, Gombosky, Grant, Haigh, Hankins, Hatfield, Huff, Hurst, Kagi, Kastama, Keiser, Kenney, Kessler, Lambert, Lantz, Linville, Lisk, Lovick, Mastin, McDonald, McIntire, McMorris, Miloscia, Mitchell, Morris, Mulliken, Murray, O'Brien, Ogden, Parlette, Pflug, Poulsen, Quall, Radcliff, Regala, Rockefeller, Romero, Ruderman, Santos, Schmidt, Schoesler, Schual-Berke, Scott, Skinner, D. Sommers, H. Sommers, Stensen, Sullivan, Sump, Talcott, Thomas, Tokuda, Veloria, Wensman, Wolfe, Wood, Woods, Mr. Speaker Ballard and Mr. Speaker Chopp - 88.

             Voting nay: Representatives Boldt, Crouse, DeBolt, Esser, Koster, Mielke, Pennington, Reardon and Schindler - 9.

             Excused: Representative Van Luven - 1.


             Engrossed House Bill No. 3169, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed.


STATEMENT FOR THE JOURNAL


             Had I been present, I would have voted NAY on Engrossed House Bill No. 3169.

STEVE VAN LUVEN, 48th District


             HOUSE BILL NO. 2487, by Representative H. Sommers; by request of Governor Locke

 

Making supplemental operating appropriations.


             The bill was read the second time.


             Representative Huff moved the adoption of the following amendment (711):


             Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


"PART I

GENERAL GOVERNMENT


             Sec. 101. 1999 c 309 s 101 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((24,853,000))

24,841,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((26,061,000))

26,148,000

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              ((25,000))

45,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((50,939,000))

51,034,000

 

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

             (1) $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation ((for fiscal year 2000)) is provided solely for allocation to Project Citizen, a program of the national conference of state legislatures to promote student civic involvement.

             (2) $394,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided to support the legislature's participation in the redistricting process in conjunction with the redistricting commission.

             (3) The task force on funding of fairs and youth shows is created. The task force shall be composed of the following members:

             (a) One member of the office of financial management appointed by the governor;

             (b) Two members of the house of representatives, one from each major caucus, appointed by the co-speakers of the house of representatives;

             (c) Two members of the senate, one from each major caucus, appointed by the president of the senate;

             (d) One representative of the department of agriculture, appointed by the director;

             (e) One representative of the horse racing commission, appointed by the chair of the horse racing commission;

             (f) Three representatives of fairs, appointed by the president of the state fairs association, representing community fairs, large county and area fairs, and small county and area fairs;

             (g) Two representatives of youth shows, one representing 4-H youth programs appointed by the dean of the college of agriculture at Washington State University; the other representing future farmers of America programs appointed by the agricultural teachers association;

             (h) One representative of the horse racing industry appointed by agreement of the co-speakers of the house of representatives and president of the senate; and

             (i) One representative of county governments, appointed by the Washington association of counties.

             Members shall be appointed by June 1, 2000. Staff support for the task force shall be provided by legislative committee staff.

             The task force shall develop recommendations on the amount and source or sources of funding needed to encourage fairs and youth shows and any legislative proposals needed to implement the task force recommendations. The task force shall provide these recommendations to the appropriate fiscal committees of the legislature by November 15, 2000.

             (4) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for expert consultation on legal and policy issues related to options for caring for persons with developmental disabilities who need involuntary commitment. The 1999-2001 biennial appropriations act provides more than $14,000,000 to the department of social and health services to improve services to this program.


             Sec. 102. 1999 c 309 s 102 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SENATE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((19,749,000))

19,736,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((21,525,000))

21,623,000

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              ((25,000))

45,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((41,299,000))

41,404,000

 

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

             (1) $50,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided to contract for a study of policies and practices for setting information services rates paid by state agencies. The study shall include an analysis of the effect of current and alternative depreciation policies and schedules on rates and revolving fund balances.

             (2) $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation ((for fiscal year 2000)) is provided solely for allocation to Project Citizen, a program of the national conference of state legislatures to promote student civic involvement.

             (3) $394,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided to support the legislature's participation in the redistricting process in conjunction with the redistricting commission.

             (4) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for expert consultation on legal and policy issues related to options for caring for persons with developmental disabilities who need involuntary commitment. The 1999-2001 biennial appropriations act provides more than $14,000,000 to the department of social and health services to improve services to this program.

             (5) From funds appropriated in this section, the health and long-term care committee of the senate shall study the state's health care system to determine the extent to which it meets the needs of rural residents. Using available health indicators, the committee shall examine the relationship between community health status and the availability of local health services, including inpatient, outpatient, and community and public health programs. The committee shall identify possible legislative action to address shortcomings in the ability of the state's health care system to meet the needs of rural residents.

             (6) The task force on funding of fairs and youth shows is created. The task force shall be composed of the following members:

             (a) One member of the office of financial management appointed by the governor;

             (b) Two members of the house of representatives, one from each major caucus, appointed by the co-speakers of the house of representatives;

             (c) Two members of the senate, one from each major caucus, appointed by the president of the senate;

             (d) One representative of the department of agriculture, appointed by the director;

             (e) One representative of the horse racing commission, appointed by the chair of the horse racing commission;

             (f) Three representatives of fairs, appointed by the president of the state fairs association, representing community fairs, large county and area fairs, and small county and area fairs;

             (g) Two representatives of youth shows, one representing 4-H youth programs appointed by the dean of the college of agriculture at Washington State University; the other representing future farmers of America programs appointed by the agricultural teachers association;

             (h) One representative of the horse racing industry appointed by agreement of the co-speakers of the house of representatives and president of the senate; and

             (i) One representative of county governments, appointed by the Washington association of counties.

             Members shall be appointed by June 1, 2000. Staff support for the task force shall be provided by legislative committee staff.

             The task force shall develop recommendations on the amount and source or sources of funding needed to encourage fairs and youth shows and any legislative proposals needed to implement the task force recommendations. The task force shall provide these recommendations to the appropriate fiscal committees of the legislature by November 15, 2000.


             Sec. 103. 1999 c 309 s 103 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMITTEE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((1,604,000))

1,634,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((1,661,000))

1,876,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((3,265,000))

3,510,000

 

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

             (1) $280,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for conducting a study of the mental health system. The study shall include, but not be limited to:

             (((1))) (a) An analysis of the roles and responsibilities of the division of mental health in the department of social and health services, with regard to regional support networks (RSNs) and community mental health providers;

             (((2))) (b) An analysis of the funding of the RSNs through contracts let by the division of mental health, including the basis for per capita payment rates paid to the regional support networks and any federal requirements related to the federal medicaid waiver under which the current mental health system operates;

             (((3))) (c) An analysis of actual and contractual service levels, outcomes, and costs for RSNs, including the types and hours of services provided, costs of services provided, trends in per client service expenditures, and client outcomes;

             (((4))) (d) An analysis of RSN and subcontractor service and administrative costs, fund balances, contracting practices, client demographics, and outcomes over time;

             (((5))) (e) An analysis of contracts between RSNs and community mental health providers, with emphasis on costs, services, performance, and client outcomes, including any accountability standards, performance measures, data requirements, and sanctions and incentives currently in the contract between the regional support networks and the mental health division; and

             (((6))) (f) Recommendations for modifying the basis on which RSNs and community mental health providers are funded, including a funding formula that will result in a greater relationship of the funding distribution formula to the prevalence of mental illness in each RSN service area, to efficiency as demonstrated by performance measures and to effectiveness as demonstrated by patient outcome.

             The joint legislative audit and review committee may contract for consulting services in conducting the study.

             The study shall be submitted to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1, 2000.

             (2) $135,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for a study of bilingual education.

             (a) The committee shall require the office of the superintendent of public instruction to prepare a follow-up report on how it has implemented the recommendations contained in the legislative budget committee report number 92-3, "K-12 transitional bilingual instruction program." This follow-up report shall also include updated information on the length of stay in bilingual programs, testing methods for entry into and exit from the program, descriptions of program variations, and the relationship between length of stay and student achievement. The committee shall review and assess the superintendent's report and present its findings to the fiscal committees of the house of representatives and the senate by December 15, 2000.

             (b) In addition, the committee shall review and, if appropriate, make recommendations for changes to the funding allocation methods for transitional bilingual programs, and present its findings to the fiscal committees of the house of representatives and senate by December 14, 2001.

             (3) $30,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for a study of the K-12 special education program. The study shall focus on the following issues: A review of the findings of the special education program audit summary reports prepared by the state auditor in 1999 and 2000; the adequacy of the excess cost definition for the special education program adopted by the superintendent of public instruction; the ability to determine individual school districts' safety net funding need in light of differing accounting methods in use by school districts; the ability to uniformly determine individual school districts' safety net funding need in light of differing service delivery practices. The final report shall be submitted to the legislature no later than June 30, 2002. Interim findings shall be submitted by November 20, 2000, and November 20, 2001.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 104. A new section is added to 1999 c 309 (uncodified) to read as follows:

             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, legislative budget committee, legislative evaluation and accountability program committee, legislative transportation committee, office of the state actuary, joint legislative systems committee, and statute law committee.


             Sec. 105. 1999 c 309 s 108 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPREME COURT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((4,837,000))

4,980,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((5,027,000))

5,114,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((9,864,000))

10,094,000


             Sec. 106. 1999 c 309 s 110 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COURT OF APPEALS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((10,946,000))

11,088,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((11,415,000))

11,691,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((22,361,000))

22,779,000

 

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

             (1) $338,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5037 (Pierce county court of appeals). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (2) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($150,000)) $180,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.


             Sec. 107. 1999 c 309 s 112 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE COURTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((12,114,000))

13,144,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((12,280,000))

14,569,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((24,981,000))

25,085,000

Judicial Information Systems Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((17,617,000))

19,016,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((66,992,000))

71,814,000

 

             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. Consistent with 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.

             (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 2000, $285,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, 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) $200,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for a unified family court pilot program. Of this amount, $150,000 is provided for the costs of establishing the program and $50,000 is provided for costs associated with evaluating the efficacy of the program. The pilot program grant is limited to the 1999-01 biennium. After this time, it is assumed that funding for continuation of the unified family court or expansion to other counties would be provided by local jurisdictions based on the results of the evaluation of the program.

             (7) $130,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $130,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the new judicial positions authorized by Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5036 (superior court judges).

             (8) $132,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $136,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the state's portion of increased costs in the superior court mandatory arbitration program.

             (9) $750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to increase the number of children served by court-appointed special advocates in dependency matters. The office of the administrator for the courts, after consulting with the Washington association of juvenile court administrators and the Washington 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.

             (10) $30,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for the office of the administrator for the courts to convene a task force to review whether there are revisions to existing statutes and court rules which, if implemented, would decrease the likelihood of an inappropriate imposition of the death penalty.


             Sec. 108. 1999 c 309 s 113 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENSE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  500,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((12,440,000))

12,490,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             12,990,000

 

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

             (1) $558,000 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 House Bill No. 1599 (court funding). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (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 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. An interim evaluation shall be submitted to the governor and fiscal committees of the legislature no later than January 1, 2001. A final evaluation shall be submitted to the governor and the fiscal committees of the legislature no later than ninety days following the close of the 1999-01 fiscal biennium.

             (5) $50,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2491 (DNA testing of offenders). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.


             Sec. 109. 1999 c 309 s 114 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               5,762,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((5,720,000))

5,644,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            ((674,000))

209,000

Water Quality Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  700,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((12,856,000))

12,315,000

 

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

             (1) $1,612,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, (($1,588,000)) $1,509,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $700,000 of the water quality account appropriation, and $209,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items PSAT-01 through PSAT-05.

             (2) (($465,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation and $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation are provided solely for the salmon recovery office to meet its responsibilities for the state-wide salmon recovery strategy. Of this amount: (a) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for the operation of the independent science panel; and (b) $465,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided for the salmon recovery office staff to support local salmon recovery planning efforts. $232,500 of the general fund--federal appropriation in this subsection may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.

             (3))) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the salmon recovery office to support the efforts of the independent science panel.

             (3) $62,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $63,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely to implement Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5595 or Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2079, establishing the salmon recovery funding board in the office of the governor. If legislation establishing the board is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (4) $3,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5408 (state medal of valor).


             Sec. 110. 1999 c 309 s 115 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((333,000))

338,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((332,000))

348,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  160,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((825,000))

846,000


             Sec. 111. 1999 c 309 s 116 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((1,724,000))

1,751,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((1,496,000))

2,170,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((3,220,000))

3,921,000

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $328,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($86,000)) $760,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5931 (electronic filing and public access). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided shall lapse.


             Sec. 112. 1999 c 309 s 117 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((14,063,000))

14,043,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((8,371,000))

8,399,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  120,000

Archives and Records Management Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((5,401,000))

5,489,000

Archives and Records Management Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((2,581,000))

4,123,000

Department of Personnel Service Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  681,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((31,217,000))

32,855,000

 

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

             (1) $2,355,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 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.

             (2) $3,780,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely to reimburse counties for the state's share of presidential preference primary election costs.

             (3) $2,106,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $2,663,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.

             (4) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for legal advertising of state measures under RCW 29.27.072.

             (5)(a) $1,870,350 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,907,757 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for continuing the contract with a nonprofit organization to produce gavel-to-gavel television coverage of state government deliberations and other events of state-wide significance during the 1999-2001 biennium.

             (b) 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.

             (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.

             (6) $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).

             (7) $120,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation is provided solely for the Washington quality awards council.

             (8) $20,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year ((2000)) 2001 is provided solely for the operations of the task force on archaeology and historic preservation. The task force shall develop a single recommendation for consideration by the legislature and the governor on the issue of the location of the office of archaeology and historic preservation within state government. The recommended location shall maximize the office of archaeology and historic preservation's stature, visibility, accessibility, and delivery of service state-wide in the context of its critical role as an important link among downtown and neighborhood revitalization efforts, the cultural tourism movement, rural economic development initiatives, and the preservation of the structures and sites that still remain as the legacy of Washington's rich and diverse heritage. The task force shall consider and include in its recommendation how best both to realize the potential of the office of archaeology and historic preservation to generate revenue from services it could provide in international, national, state, local, and private venues and also how best to achieve adequate funding from all funding sources to assure that the office of archaeology and historic preservation can provide the best possible service to the citizens of the state. There shall be eleven members of the task force as follows: One member shall be the state historic preservation officer or his or her designee; two members shall be representatives of state agencies; two members shall be representatives of local governments; there shall be one representative each from the Washington state historical society, the eastern Washington state historical society, the Washington trust for historic preservation, and Indian tribes; and two members shall be representatives of the private sector who have experience in preservation of historic buildings or archaeological sites or who have particular interest in the issue of preservation of historic buildings and archaeological sites. The state historic preservation officer shall be the chair of the task force. The task force shall report to appropriate committees of the legislature and the governor by January 1, ((2000)) 2001.

             (9) $8,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5408 (state medal of valor).


             Sec. 113. 1999 c 309 s 120 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER

State Treasurer's Service Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((13,487,000))

14,244,000

 

             The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: $757,000 of the state treasurer's service account appropriation is provided to address on-going compliance with federal tax codes. Of this amount, up to $400,000 is provided for a contract to conduct a compliance review of the state treasurer's debt management program. The state finance committee shall define the scope of the compliance review and oversee the contract.


             Sec. 114. 1999 c 309 s 123 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE CITIZENS' COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              ((32,000))

67,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((118,000))

128,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((150,000))

195,000

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and are sufficient for the commission to: (1) Carry out statutorily required public hearings; (2) enter into an agreement with the department of personnel to provide data sharing, research support, and training for commission members and staff; (3) employ part-time staff in fiscal year 2000 to respond to requests for information; and (4) begin full-time staffing in September 2000 to allow for orientation and training for commission members prior to the next salary setting cycle. ((The commission shall work with the department of general administration to reduce its operating costs by colocating with another state agency, and shall report back to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 15, 1999.)) $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $10,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for office rent for the remainder of the biennium, increased AFRS and consolidated mail costs, general administration consulting services, and unexpected commission meeting costs related to litigation. Future funding for lease costs beyond the current biennium shall be contingent upon the agency's colocation with another agency.


             Sec. 115. 1999 c 309 s 124 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((3,906,000))

4,079,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((3,889,000))

4,557,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((2,291,000))

2,526,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,338,000

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,109,000

Legal Services Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$     ((117,287,000))

118,390,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((129,820,000))

131,999,000

 

             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) $154,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $308,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely for the costs associated with the legal defense of Initiative Measure No. 695.

             (4) $486,000 of the legal services revolving account appropriation is provided solely to support activities related to vulnerable adults. Such activities include providing technical assistance for guardianships, financial exploitation cases, protection orders, and providing assistance to police and prosecutors addressing vulnerable adults.

             (5) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for costs associated with enforcing state authority on taxation of liquor with respect to Resolution T-022-00, or any other tax or regulatory ordinances regarding liquor, adopted by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation.


             Sec. 116. 1999 c 309 s 127 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((72,469,000))

73,462,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((71,387,000))

71,980,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$     ((153,575,000))

171,275,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               6,918,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((8,793,000))

9,093,000

Public Works Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,344,000

Building Code Council Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((1,375,000))

1,325,000

Administrative Contingency Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,776,000

Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               3,289,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               6,051,000

Manufactured Home Installation Training Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  252,000

Washington Housing Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((4,685,000))

4,770,000

Public Facility Construction Loan Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  522,000

Film and Video Promotion Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                    40,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((333,436,000))

353,097,000

 

             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 appropriations for the community development program and the trade and economic development program for fiscal year 2001 and thereafter.

             (a) $53,171,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided for the community development program.

             (b) $17,794,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided for the trade and economic development program.

             (c) $422,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided for administration of the department and shall be allocated to the community development program and the trade and economic development program subject to allotment approval by the office of financial management.

             (d) The remaining general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and the fiscal year 2001 allotments for all other budgeted funds within the department of community, trade, and economic development shall be allocated to the community development program and the trade and economic development program subject to allotment approval by the office of financial management.

             (2) $2,962,500 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $3,602,500 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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 biennium.

             (((2))) (3) $61,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $62,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DCTED-01.

             (((3))) (4) $11,893,320 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 2000 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) $1,552,800 to the Washington state patrol for coordination, investigative, and supervisory support to the multijurisdictional narcotics task forces and for methamphetamine education and response;

             (d) $240,000 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 for the implementation of sections 7 through 10 of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1006 (drug offender sentencing);

             (f) $312,551 to the department for training and technical assistance of public defenders representing clients with special needs;

             (g) $200,000 to the department to continue a substance-abuse treatment in jails program, to test the effect of treatment on future criminal behavior;

             (h) $667,075 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) $91,000 to the department to continue the governor's council on substance abuse;

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

             (l) $1,519,244 to the office of financial management for criminal history records improvement;

             (m) $804,400 to the department for required grant administration, monitoring, and reporting on Byrne formula grant programs;

             (n) $290,000 to the Washington state patrol solely for costs associated with the supervision, coordination, and reimbursement for local law enforcement officers' participation in the task force on missing and exploited children established by Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5108 (missing/exploited children). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             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.

             (((4))) (5) $11,120,816 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 2001 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) $240,000 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) $200,000 to the department to continue a substance abuse treatment in jails program, to test the effect of treatment on future criminal behavior;

             (h) $667,094 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) $90,000 to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to complete the state and local components of the national incident based reporting system;

             (k) $30,000 to the department to expand integrated domestic violence training of law enforcement, prosecutors, and domestic violence advocates;

             (l) $17,559 to the department to initiate the planning for a state-wide drug and violent crime threat assessment to be conducted in conjunction with the Northwest high intensity drug trafficking area and the department of social and health services, division of alcohol and substance abuse;

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

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

             (o) $1,014,419 to the office of financial management for criminal history records improvement;

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

             (q) $45,000 to the department to expand the number of prosecutors participating in the drug prosecution assistance program in support of multijurisdictional narcotics task forces; and

             (r) $18,862 to the department to develop a domestic violence legal advocacy process and training manual.

             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.

             (6) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the tourism office to increase rural tourism development, consumer marketing, and international marketing.

             (((5))) (7) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for a grant program to help communities design and carry out rural economic development projects.

             (((6))) (8) $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, and $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for grants to operate, repair, and staff shelters for homeless families with children.

             (((7))) (9) $2,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $2,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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))) (10) $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for consolidated emergency assistance to homeless families with children.

             (((9))) (11) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely to develop a plan for a system for collecting reliable and accurate data on homeless persons. The plan shall provide at least two approaches based on a range of possible budgets. The plan shall be provided to the governor's office and the legislative fiscal committees no later than November 1, 1999.

             (((10))) (12) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided to the department solely for providing technical assistance to developers of housing for farmworkers.

             (((11))) (13) $160,000 of the public works assistance account appropriation is solely for providing technical assistance to local communities that are developing the infrastructure needed to support the development of housing for farmworkers.

             (((12))) (14) $205,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $205,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.

             (((13))) (15) $500,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $500,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided solely for grants to Grays Harbor county as lead agency to support local coastal erosion activities and partnership with state and federal agencies in the southwest Washington coastal erosion study.

             (((14))) (16) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for grants to food banks and food distribution centers. At least $65,000 of the amount provided in each fiscal year shall be utilized 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.

             (((15))) (17) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the establishment of state trade office activity in South Korea.

             (((16))) (18) $698,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $698,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $1,101,000 of the administrative contingency account appropriation are provided solely for contracting with associate development organizations.

             (((17) $220,000)) (19) $185,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($90,000)) $409,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5693 (developmental disabilities endowment). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (((18))) (20) $970,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely as a grant to the Washington council on international trade as partial support for the 1999 world trade organization meeting.

             (((19))) (21) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for a grant to Pierce county to construct a joint state/county recreation facility on state property in the South Hill area near Puyallup. The grant provided in this subsection is contingent upon an agreement that the county will assume full maintenance and operation of the facility.

             (((20))) (22) $22,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $22,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the department's role in implementing Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1493 (homeless children and families). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (((21))) (23) $250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely to support the spirit 2000 millennium celebration project.

             (((22))) (24) $20,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely to assist the Tri-Cities cultural arts center to develop a plan to bring the arts to eastern Washington.

             (((23))) (25) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to increase the number of trained volunteer long-term care ombudsmen available to serve elderly or disabled residents living in licensed boarding homes and adult family homes.

             (((24))) (26) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely as a grant to preserve the Mukai farm and garden.

             (((25))) (27) $21,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is 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 government funds.

             (((26))) (28) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 ((and $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are)) is provided solely to increase the number of children served by a court-appointed special volunteer advocate guardian ad litem in dependency proceedings. The funds shall be distributed by the department to local and state court-appointed special advocate programs based on the number of children without volunteer court-appointed special advocate representation. $200,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation is provided solely to contract with a private nonprofit corporation to provide state-wide technical support, development, and enhancement of court-appointed special advocate programs.

             (((27))) (29) $1,125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for King county for the purpose of local public health. The amounts in this subsection shall be deposited into the county public health account.

             (((28))) (30) $1,157,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,723,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the Spokane intercollegiate research and technology institute.

             (31) $425,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the Spokane intercollegiate research and technology institute (SIRTI). This amount is contingent on the completion of a joint plan developed with Washington State University that identifies:

             (a) How SIRTI and the university will work collaboratively to fulfill the current SIRTI goals and mission, including research, commercialization of digital, environmental, and biotechnologies, and development of venture capital;

             (b) SIRTI governance, and the maintenance of a local board that will provide guidance and oversight for commercialization and technology transfer initiatives;

             (c) Moving appropriate university research programs to Spokane;

             (d) Strategies for strengthening higher education collaboration in Spokane;

             (e) Resource development strategies to secure funds from nonstate sources to provide adequate support for commercialization and technology transfer efforts;

             (f) The full and efficient use of resources, including space and budget, consistent with the goals and mission of SIRTI;

             (g) Performance measures for impacts on the economy of Spokane and eastern Washington resulting from SIRTI activities such as:

             (i) The amount of new research that SIRTI attracts to Spokane;

             (ii) The number of new products incubated through SIRTI in the Spokane area;

             (iii) The number of new products capitalized in the Spokane area through SIRTI;

             (iv) The number of jobs produced by start-ups through SIRTI; and

             (h) Strategies for reducing the need for state funding for SIRTI administrative, operating, and program management costs over time.

             By May 15, 2000, SIRTI and the university will provide the office of financial management and the legislature with an operational plan that identifies the actions to be taken to meet their agreed-upon goals. Funds will be released only after receipt of a plan that meets these requirements, subject to a determination by the director of financial management in consultation and agreement with the higher education coordinating board, Spokane area baccalaureate institutions and the department of community, trade, and economic development.

             (32) $250,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation is provided to support development of a proposal to site a spaceport facility in the Moses Lake area for the Lockheed Martin venture star project. In the event that Lockheed Martin does not proceed with a request for proposal process for the venture star project, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (33) $300,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for sexual assault prevention and treatment programs.

             (34) $85,000 of the Washington housing trust account appropriation is provided solely to implement House Bill No. 3105 or Senate Bill No. 6805 (apportioning a sales and use tax for zoos, aquariums, wildlife preserves, and regional parks). If neither bill is enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (35) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely as pass-through funding to currently licensed overnight youth shelters.

             (36) $112,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the office of archeology and historic preservation. The office is to remain in current leased space pending the results of the study regarding the future organizational status of the office.

             (37) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for pilot projects that provide voice mail services to homeless families and individuals for the purposes of employment and housing searches.

             (38) $953,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for deposit into the state building construction account for the purpose of expanding grants to currently approved and prioritized projects in the community services facilities grant program.

             (39) $5,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the Washington state millennium project as designated by the national endowment for the arts.

             (40) $62,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 2460 (community empowerment zones). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (41) $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the department of community, trade, and economic development to provide administrative and professional support, including the hiring of an independent facilitator, to a joint legislative task force charged with reviewing current energy siting statutes and reporting its recommendations to the legislature and the governor by December 1, 2000. The task force, which shall consist of eight voting legislative members and eight nonvoting members representing interested stakeholder groups, shall review and make recommendations regarding the following issues: (a) Jurisdiction and membership of the state siting authority; (b) its procedures; (c) the scope of preemption of proprietary and regulatory functions of local governments and other state agencies; (d) local government participation; (e) the standards and processes for determining the need for proposed projects; (f) the role of a counsel for the environment; (g) funding and related costs of participating in the state siting process; (h) monitoring and oversight of certified facilities; and (i) the siting of facilities on public lands.

             (42) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely as a grant to the southwest Seattle historical society for support of the loghouse museum.

             (43) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to implement an industry cluster-based approach to economic development as outlined in Substitute Senate Bill No. 6618.

             (44) The department shall, within existing resources, provide program development and service delivery to the eastern region of the state.


             Sec. 117. 1999 c 309 s 129 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((12,791,000))

12,600,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((11,855,000))

13,208,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             23,340,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  500,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((48,486,000))

49,648,000

 

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

             (1) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely to evaluate and promote the use by state and local agencies of the training facilities at the Hanford reservation.

             (2) Funding in this section provides for a feasibility study to collect Washington enrollment data on distance learning programs sponsored by in-state and out-of-state private institutions in cooperation with the higher education coordinating board and the state board for community and technical colleges. Findings shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature by January 2000.

             (3) $75,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $75,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely to track and administer state and federal funding for salmon recovery allocated by the salmon recovery funding board established under Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5595 or Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2079.

             (4) The office of financial management, in collaboration with the institutions of higher education, the higher education coordinating board, and the state board for community and technical colleges, shall modify state information systems in order to provide consistent data on students engaged in distance learning. Higher education institutions shall provide enrollment information in support of this effort. Reporting on the numbers and categories of students enrolled in distance learning by class level and institutions shall begin by fall term, 2000. Washington independent institutions of higher education are encouraged to participate in this process and to provide distance learner enrollment data.

             (5) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation and $500,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation are provided solely for the commission on early learning. One-half of the amount provided from the general fund--state shall not be expended unless matched by an equal amount from private sources.

             (6) $329,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal 2001 is provided solely to develop a centralized database of social service contract information as recommended by the task force on agency contracting services.

             (7) $689,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for information systems improvements at the department of fish and wildlife, including a network upgrade, purchase of personal computers, and support for agency information systems.

             (8) $795,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for improvements in the basic business practices at the department of fish and wildlife, including budget monitoring, cost accounting, time accounting and payroll systems, and license revenue forecasting.

             (9) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the task force on health care reinsurance established by Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6067 (health insurance coverage). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (10) $285,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the office of financial management to adopt and publish uniform guidelines for the effective and efficient management of personal service contracts and client service contracts by all state agencies, conduct training on these guidelines for agency personnel, and conduct risk-based audits of personal service and client service contracts, as generally described in Second Substitute House Bill No. 2738 (state agency personal service contract practices).

             (a) The guidelines shall, at a minimum, include: (i) Accounting methods, systems, measures, and principles to be used by agencies and contractors; (ii) precontract procedures for selecting potential contractors based on their qualifications and ability to perform; (iii) incorporation of performance measures and measurable benchmarks in contracts, and the use of performance audits; (iv) uniform contract terms to ensure contract performance and compliance with state and federal standards; (v) proper payment and reimbursement methods to ensure that the state receives full value for taxpayer moneys, including cost settlements and cost allowance; (vi) post-contract procedures, including methods for recovering improperly spent or overspent moneys for disallowance and adjustment; (vii) adequate contract remedies and sanctions to ensure compliance; (viii) monitoring, fund tracking, risk assessment, and auditing procedures and requirements; (ix) financial reporting, record retention, and record access procedures and requirements; (x) procedures and criteria for terminating contracts for cause or otherwise; and (xi) other subjects related to effective and efficient contract management.

             (b) The office of financial management shall provide a training course for agency personnel responsible for executing and managing personal service contracts and client service contracts. The course must contain training on effective and efficient contract management under the guidelines established under this subsection.

             (c) The office of financial management shall conduct risk-based audits of the contracting practices associated with individual personal service and client service contracts from multiple state agencies to ensure compliance with the guidelines established in this subsection. The office of financial management shall forward the results of the audits conducted under this subsection to the governor, the appropriate standing committees of the legislature, and the joint legislative audit and review committee.

             (11) $30,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for a review of K-12 regional cost differences. The office of financial management shall conduct research, including a review of existing methods of determining regional cost differences. Regional cost differences shall include, but not be limited to, the cost of renting, leasing, or purchasing housing. The office of financial management shall report findings on cost differences on a regional basis and make recommendations on options for mitigating these differences to the appropriate committees of the house of representatives and senate by December 15, 2000.

             (12) $243,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for an audit of the state ferry capital program. The audit of ferry capital operations shall determine the following: Whether the ferry system is acquiring, protecting, and using its resources economically and efficiently; the causes of inefficiencies or uneconomical practices; and whether the ferry system has complied with laws and regulations governing economy and efficiency. This audit shall build on audits performed by, or under the direction of, the joint legislative audit and review committee on ferry capital operations. In establishing the scope of this audit, the director of financial management shall solicit public comments from interested parties and benchmark the state ferry capital operations to other public and private ferry capital operations. To address the intent of this subsection, the director may contract for specialized expertise. The audit report shall be delivered on or before January 1, 2001, to the governor and to the fiscal committees of the state legislature.


             Sec. 118. 1999 c 309 s 131 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

Department of Personnel Service Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             16,999,000

Higher Education Personnel Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,640,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             18,639,000

 

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

             (1) The department shall reduce its charge for personnel services to the lowest rate possible.

             (2) The department of personnel service account appropriation contains sufficient funds to continue the employee exchange program with the Hyogo prefecture in Japan.

             (3) $515,000 of the department of personnel service account appropriation is provided solely for the development and implementation of a new employment application processing system to: Provide for electronic applications via the internet, provide continuous application acceptance, provide increased public access to job openings, allow for single applications for multiple jobs, and provide for scanning of larger applicant databases as job openings arise.

             (4) $190,000 of the department of personnel service account appropriation is provided solely for the expansion of the executive fellowship program.

             (5) $108,000 of the department of personnel service account appropriation is provided solely for increased funding of the administrative expenses of the combined fund drive.

             (6) $52,000 of the department of personnel service account appropriation is provided solely to implement House Bill No. 5432 (retiree charitable deductions). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (7) The department of personnel has the authority to charge agencies for expenses associated with converting its payroll/personnel computer system to accommodate the year 2000 date change. Funding to cover these expenses shall be realized from the agency FICA savings associated with the pretax benefits contributions plan.

             (8) The department shall prepare a plan, in cooperation with the citizens' commission on salaries for elected officials, for providing office space for the commission in a department office building pursuant to an interagency agreement. The plan: (a) Shall provide for a separate, secured office for the 2001-03 biennium; (b) may provide for support services upon the mutual agreement of the department and commission; and (c) shall reflect both the commission's independent status and the need to provide for the most cost-effective structure for commission operations. The plan shall be submitted to the office of financial management and the appropriate fiscal committees of the house of representatives and senate by November 1, 2000.


             Sec. 119. 1999 c 309 s 136 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS--OPERATIONS

Dependent Care Administrative Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  361,000

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((41,182,000))

44,608,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((41,543,000))

44,969,000

 

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

             (1) $92,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 5030 (Washington state patrol surviving spouse retirement). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (2) $259,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 1024 (retirement system option). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (3) $55,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 6012 (investment board fund values). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (4) $22,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5432 (PERS retiree charitable deductions). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (5) $50,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the department to prepare and distribute to state employees information about options under the federal tax code for tax-advantaged retirement savings.

             (6) $3,731,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the information systems project known as the electronic document image management system. Authority to expend this amount is conditioned on compliance with section 902 of this act.

             (7) The department shall adjust the retirement systems administrative rate during the 1999-2001 biennium as necessary to provide for law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system employer funding for a study of LEOFF plan 1 medical liabilities by the office of the state actuary.

             (8) $293,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 2604 (survivor options). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (9) $2,879,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely to implement Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6530 (pension enhancements). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (10) $480,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for increased charges for services provided by the department of information systems. The two departments shall submit a report on the causes of the increased charges to the office of financial management no later than September 1, 2000.

             (11) The department shall implement changes to its rules and information systems regarding post-retirement employment to provide that the five-month limitation provided in RCW 41.32.802(2), 41.32.862(2), 41.35.060(2), and 41.40.037(2) shall be tracked by the number of hours of post-retirement employment.


             Sec. 120. 1999 c 309 s 137 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE INVESTMENT BOARD

State Investment Board Expense Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((10,519,000))

11,137,000


             Sec. 121. 1999 c 309 s 142 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  279,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((279,000))

622,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,116,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  417,000

State Capitol Vehicle Parking Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                    92,000

Air Pollution Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((379,000))

95,000

General Administration Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((43,976,000))

46,003,000

Energy Efficiency Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            ((199,000))

431,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((47,645,000))

50,055,000

 

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

             (1) The department shall develop an allocation method for tort defense costs with the office of the attorney general and selected agency representatives. A report shall be submitted to the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the house of representatives and the senate by June 30, 2000, on how the agencies will be billed for their tort defense services from the liability account. If Substitute House Bill No. 2111 (consolidates tort activities) is not enacted by June 30, 1999, this subsection shall lapse.

             (2) $92,000 of the state capitol vehicle parking account--state appropriation and $27,000 of the general administration services account--state appropriation are provided solely for the continued operation of the state-wide commute trip reduction program.

             (3) $343,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to conduct the capitol tour program.


             Sec. 122. 1999 c 309 s 143 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES

Data Processing Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               3,605,000

K-20 Technology Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((7,400,000))

4,040,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((11,005,000))

7,645,000

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: (($7,400,000)) $4,040,000 of the K-20 technology account appropriation is provided solely for the completion of the K-20 network development plan through phase 2.


             Sec. 123. 1999 c 309 s 145 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

Certified Public Accountants' Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((1,119,000))

1,254,000


             Sec. 124. 1999 c 309 s 148 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,293,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,284,000

Liquor Control Board Construction and Maintenance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . .$         ((8,013,000))

9,998,000

Liquor Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((129,361,000))

129,422,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((139,951,000))

141,997,000

 

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

             (1) $2,804,000 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) $105,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5712 (motel liquor licenses). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (3) $300,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely for the board to develop a business plan. The board shall provide copies of the plan to the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the legislature by September 30, 1999.

             (4) $1,985,000 of the liquor control board construction and maintenance account appropriation is provided solely for the operation of the temporary distribution center.

             (5) $53,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely to train new enforcement agents. In cooperation with the board, the criminal justice training commission shall establish a training curriculum that is appropriate for liquor enforcement officers. Nothing in this subsection makes liquor officers eligible for membership in the law enforcement and fire fighters' pension systems.

             (6) $8,000 of the liquor revolving account--state appropriation is provided solely for the creation of a liquor agencies advisory committee within the board, whose purpose is to foster communication between the legislature, the Washington state liquor control board, and the liquor agencies.

             (a) The committee shall consist of two members of the Washington state liquor control board, two representatives of the liquor agencies nominated by a majority vote of all agencies, and two members from each of the senate and house of representatives fiscal committees. The liquor agencies advisory committee shall elect a chair from among its members, and shall meet at least twice a year, and may meet as often as is necessary.

             (b) The advisory committee shall make recommendations when requested by the legislative fiscal committees, or on its own initiative, about revisions to fee and commission structures.

             (c) The advisory committee shall prepare a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the liquor agencies fees and commissions. The analysis and evaluation must consider, at a minimum, unique and significant financial, legislative, or other relevant developments that may impact fees and commissions. The advisory committee shall make recommendations for fee and commission revisions to the legislative fiscal committees by June 30, 2001.


             Sec. 125. 1999 c 309 s 149 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

Public Service Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((25,966,000))

26,766,000

Public Service Revolving Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  652,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((26,618,000))

27,418,000

 

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

             (1) $48,000 of the public service revolving account--state appropriation is provided solely for a study of costs incurred by electric, natural gas, telecommunications, and water utilities and railroads, except railroads owned and operated by the state and municipal corporations, for the placement of new and existing utilities facilities within railroad rights-of-way. The commission shall: (((1))) (a) Identify all expenses that are directly incurred by railroads to permit the safe construction and maintenance of utility facilities within the railroad right-of-way, including costs related to administering the issuance of a permit, inspecting construction, and flagging construction for safety; (((2))) (b) identify any extraordinary expenses which may be incurred by utilities and railroads as a result of utility facilities being located within the railroad right-of-way, including costs related to emergency response; (((3))) (c) examine the amount and scope of insurance that may be necessary for utilities and railroads to cover risks associated with railroad property and utility facilities located within the railroad right-of-way; (((4))) (d) compare and analyze different methods used or that could be used, for the purposes of determining compensation paid by utilities, to value railroad right-of-way property on which utility facilities are located; (((5))) (e) compare and analyze how terms, conditions, and fees imposed by railroads upon utilities for placing utility facilities within the railroad right-of-way have changed over time; and (((6))) (f) make any recommendations it deems pertinent based upon its findings. The commission shall consult with the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate energy, technology, and telecommunications committee and the house or representatives technology, telecommunications, and energy committee throughout the course of study and shall submit its report to the legislature and the governor by December 1, 1999.

             (2) $800,000 of the public service revolving fund appropriation is provided solely to implement Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2420 (pipeline safety). To the extent that federal funds are available for this purpose, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse on a dollar-for-dollar basis.


             Sec. 126. 1999 c 309 s 151 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((18,568,000))

10,889,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((8,264,000))

8,344,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             22,148,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  238,000

Enhanced 911 Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((16,491,000))

19,507,000

Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((18,970,000))

10,157,000

Disaster Response Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((94,733,000))

46,699,000

Worker and Community Right to Know Fund--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  285,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((179,697,000))

118,267,000

 

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

             (1) (($10,174,000)) $2,470,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for deposit in the disaster response account to cover costs pursuant to section 402(9) of this act and subsection (2) of this section.

             (2) (($18,970,000)) $9,855,000 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) disaster 1079 (November/December 1995 storms), FEMA disaster 1100 (February 1996 floods), FEMA disaster 1152 (November 1996 ice storm), FEMA disaster 1159 (December 1996 holiday storm), FEMA disaster 1172 (March 1997 floods), FEMA disaster 1252 (1998 northeast counties floods), and FEMA disaster 1255 (Kelso landslide). The military department may, upon approval of the director of the office of financial management, use portions of the disaster response account--state appropriation to offset costs of new disasters occurring before June 30, 2001. The military department is to submit a report quarterly to the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the house of representatives and senate 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 is to be displayed by individual disaster, by fund, and by type of assistance.

             (3) (($75,000)) $100,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and (($75,000)) $100,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided solely for implementation of the conditional scholarship program pursuant to chapter 28B.103 RCW.

             (4) $35,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $35,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided solely for the north county emergency medical service.

             (5) $302,000 of the disaster response account--state appropriation is provided solely for the costs of activating the national guard during the world trade organization conference in Seattle.


             Sec. 127. 1999 c 379 s 947 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((3,000,000))

2,000,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,000,000

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

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The appropriations in this section ((is)) are provided for emergency services readiness centers in Bremerton, Yakima, and Spokane. The $2,000,000 general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for the design and/or construction of the Bremerton and Spokane readiness centers. The $1,000,000 general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the design and/or construction of the Yakima armory.


             Sec. 128. 1999 c 309 s 154 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE CONVENTION AND TRADE CENTER

State Convention and Trade Center Operating Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             29,963,000

State Convention and Trade Center Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,471,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             32,434,000


             Sec. 129. 1999 c 309 s 125 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE CASELOAD FORECAST COUNCIL

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((406,000))

431,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((404,000))

479,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((810,000))

910,000

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 2344 (community supervision caseloads).


             Sec. 130. 1999 c 309 s 140 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE MUNICIPAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,766,000

((General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            1,822,000))

City and Town Research Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,699,000

County Research Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  681,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((4,269,000))

4,146,000


             Sec. 131. 1999 c 309 s 144 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  304,000

Insurance Commissioners Regulatory Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((24,738,000))

25,366,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((25,042,000))

25,670,000

 

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

             (1) $500,000 of the insurance commissioner's regulatory account appropriation is provided solely for funding agreements with insurance companies, to counsel policyholders and administer the liquidation of insurance companies.

             (2) $730,000 of the insurance commissioner's regulatory account appropriation is provided solely for performing market conduct exams on life and annuity policies.

             (3) $306,000 of the insurance commissioner's regulatory account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 5509 (Holocaust insurance enforcement). Expenditures from this amount shall not exceed regulatory revenues received under the bill. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (4) $167,000 of the insurance commissioners regulatory account is provided solely to implement Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6199 (patient bill of rights). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (5) $320,000 of the insurance commissioner's regulatory account appropriation is provided solely to implement Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6067 (individual health insurance coverage).

             (6) $141,000 of the insurance commissioner's regulatory account appropriation is provided solely for ongoing actuarial support for life insurance financial examinations.


PART II

HUMAN SERVICES


             Sec. 201. 1999 c 309 s 201 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

             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)(a) The appropriations to the department of social and health services in this act shall be expended for the programs and in the amounts specified herein. However, after May 1, 2000, unless specifically prohibited by this act, the department may transfer general fund--state appropriations for fiscal year 2000 among programs after approval by the director of financial management. However, the department shall not transfer state moneys that are provided solely for a specified purpose except as expressly provided in subsection (3)(b) of this section.

             (b) To the extent that transfers under subsection (3)(a) of this section are insufficient to fund actual expenditures in excess of fiscal year 2000 caseload forecasts and utilization assumptions in the medical assistance, long-term care, foster care, adoption support, voluntary placement, and child support programs, the department may transfer state moneys that are provided solely for a specified purpose after approval by the director of financial management.

             (c) The director of financial management shall notify the appropriate fiscal committees of the senate and house of representatives in writing prior to approving any allotment modifications.


             Sec. 202. 1999 c 309 s 202 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((207,273,000))

196,694,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((223,208,000))

214,000,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$     ((337,357,000))

355,146,000

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

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               4,194,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  457,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((772,432,000))

770,891,000

 

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

             (1) $594,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,964,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $195,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 5557 (the HOPE act) or sections 10 through 29 of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1493. If neither bill is enacted by June 30, 1999, the funds shall be provided for:

             (a) The department to contract for 10 temporary residential placements, for up to 30 days, for youth by June 30, 2000, and for 29 temporary residential placements for youth by June 30, 2001. These youth shall be sixteen to eighteen years old who are dependents of the state, and who live outdoors or in unsafe locations not intended for occupancy by a minor, and whose permanency plan of care does not include return to home or family reunification. The department shall contact the missing children's clearinghouse regarding these youth. The department may approve placements for fourteen and fifteen-year olds who also meet these criteria. Youth who receive these placements may receive one or more of the following services: Educational services, vocational training, job readiness assistance, job search assistance, chemical dependency treatment, and counseling; and

             (b) For the department to contract for 10 residential placements for dependent youth by June 30, 2000, and for 29 residential placements for youth by June 30, 2001. These youth shall be aged sixteen through eighteen who live outdoors or in unsafe locations not intended for occupancy by a minor, and whose permanency plan does not include return to home or family reunification. These placements may be available to youth up to eighteen years of age. Youth who receive these placements shall receive training related to one or more of the following: Basic education, employment, money management and other skills that will assist the youth in developing independent living skills.

             (2) (($2,745,000)) $2,191,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation, (($2,745,000)) $2,191,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation, and (($1,944,000)) $1,540,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the category of services titled "intensive family preservation services." The reduction in funds assumed in this section is intended to realign the appropriation with actual service levels and expenditures and is not intended to reduce the current level of intensive family preservation services across the state.

             (3) $670,925 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $670,925 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 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.

             (4) $513,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $513,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 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.

             (5) (($3,440,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $3,441,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.

             (6) Each quarter during the 1999-01 fiscal biennium, each county shall report the number of petitions processed and the total 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.)) $140,000 of the fiscal year 2001 state general fund appropriation is provided solely for the department to establish and maintain a toll-free telephone number and an electronic on-line system for communication of information regarding child day-care centers and family day-care providers. This number shall be available during standard business hours, and during nonbusiness hours callers shall be able to leave messages. The number shall be published in reasonably available printed and electronic media. The number shall be easily identifiable as a method that callers may use to determine whether a day-care provider is licensed, determine whether a day-care provider is in good standing regarding licensing requirements, determine the general nature of enforcement actions against the provider, obtain information on how to report suspected or observed noncompliance with licensing requirements, obtain information on how to report health, safety, and welfare concerns, receive follow-up assistance including information on the office of the family and children's ombudsman, and receive referral information on other agencies or entities that may be of further assistance to the caller. Upon request, the department shall disclose the receipt, general nature, current status and resolution of all complaints on record with the department after the effective date of this section against a child day-care center or family day-care provider that result in an enforcement action. The department shall make available to the public during business hours all inspection reports and notices of enforcement actions involving child day-care centers and family day-care providers consistent with chapter 42.17 RCW. The department shall include in the inspection report a statement of the corrective measures taken by the center or provider.

             (((7))) (6) $2,311,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation, $2,370,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation, and $4,182,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely for the family policy council and community public health and safety networks.

             (((8))) (7) $90,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $91,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $64,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 1619 (foster parent reimbursements). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (((9))) (8) $121,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $101,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $80,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1668 (foster parent training). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (((10))) (9) $213,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $93,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $78,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to implement Second Substitute House Bill No. 1692 or sections 1 through 7 of Senate Bill No. 5127 (child abuse investigations). If neither of these bills is enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (10) $348,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for the department to determine the character of persons who have unsupervised access to children in care, including exempt child care providers defined in RCW 74.15.020, through a conviction record and pending charges check at the Washington state patrol, in order to authorize payment for care. If a check through the Washington state patrol or the federal bureau of investigation has been completed within the preceding year of the department's request, the department may rely upon the previous check for persons who confirm no offenses have been committed within the last year. Further, the appropriation is provided to the department to implement a waiver process and administrative hearing review process for exempt child care providers whose background check may otherwise disqualify them. This subsection does not establish any obligation, duty, or cause of action.

             (11) $457,000 of the public safety and education account is provided to train service providers in serving and advocating for domestic violence victims with disabilities, monitor batterer treatment programs for compliance with certification standards, fund domestic violence services to underserved populations, and support the fatality review process.

             (12) $2,214,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $686,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for an increase in the combined adoption support and foster care caseloads. Of the amounts provided in this subsection, $1,107,000 shall not be expended if the total expenditures for these programs or per capita expenditures for fiscal year 2000 or for the first quarter of fiscal year 2001 for any portion of these caseloads exceed the November 1999 expenditure forecast and the department does not provide a detailed report comparing the forecasted and actual expenditures per case by rate payment category and the reasons for each overexpenditure by December 1, 2000, to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature.

             (13) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for allocation, without deduction for administrative costs by the department, to the educational institute for rural families to ensure continued seasonal child care in region two of the department. These funds are not intended to supplant the contracted rate of reimbursement or the total reimbursement for the provision of seasonal child care by this provider.

             (14) $174,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for a foster parent retention pilot program. This program will be directed at foster parents caring for children who act out sexually, as described in House Bill No. 2709 (foster parent retention program).

             (15) The amounts provided in this section are sufficient to implement Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6400 (domestic violence).


             Sec. 203. 1999 c 309 s 203 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--JUVENILE REHABILITATION PROGRAM

             (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((32,816,000))

35,379,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((34,094,000))

38,283,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((8,072,000))

9,732,000

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

Juvenile Accountability Incentive Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((5,427,000))

6,548,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             10,700,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((21,034,000))

20,977,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((101,823,000))

121,999,000

 

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

             (a) $666,000 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) $5,742,000 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 2000, $1,162,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $5,000,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation, and $177,000 of the juvenile accountability incentive account--federal 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) (($2,507,000)) $2,419,000 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 2000 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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) 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.

             (g) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 ((is)) and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for a contract for expanded services of the teamchild project.

             (h) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for the Skagit county delinquency prevention project.

             (i) $350,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $735,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $229,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, and $673,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted service providers. It is the legislature's intent that these amounts be used primarily to increase compensation for persons employed in direct, front-line service delivery.

             (j) (($1,191,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,191,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $356,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for parole services for lower risk youth.)) No later than January 1, 2001, the Washington state institute for public policy shall report to the legislature on the outcomes of low and moderate risk juvenile rehabilitation administration offenders who were released without supervision compared to those who were released with supervision. The study shall compare both the recidivism rates as well as the nature of any new criminal offenses each group commits. The legislature shall consider the results of this study in making any decision to continue or revise parole services for this group of offenders.

             (k) $16,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $16,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5214 (firearms on school property). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse. The amounts provided in this subsection are intended to provide funding for county impacts associated with the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5214 and shall be distributed to counties as prescribed in the current consolidated juvenile services (CJS) formula.

             (l) $3,440,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $3,441,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.

             (m) $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 (l) and (m) 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.

             (n) $4,700,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for distribution to counties pursuant to stipulation and agreed-to order of dismissal in Thurston county superior court case number 98-2-02458. The department shall not retain any portion of these funds to cover administrative or any other departmental costs.

             (o) The distributions made under (l), (m), and (n) 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.

             (p) Each quarter during the 1999-01 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.

             (q) $31,000 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 section 204 of this 2000 act.

 

             (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((47,599,000))

46,815,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((48,799,000))

48,061,000

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

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             15,282,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((112,420,000))

110,898,000

 

             The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $37,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $74,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted service providers. It is the legislature's intent that these amounts be used primarily to increase compensation for persons employed in direct, front-line service delivery.

 

             (3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,419,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((1,418,000))

1,421,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            ((320,000))

317,000

Juvenile Accountability Incentive Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,100,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  421,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               4,678,000


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 204. A new section is added to 1999 c 309 (uncodified) to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--JUVENILE OFFENDER CO-OCCURRING DISORDER PILOT PROGRAM

 

             $867,000 from the juvenile accountability incentive account--federal is appropriated to the department of social and health services, juvenile rehabilitation administration, community services program, solely to implement a pilot program to provide for postrelease planning and treatment of juvenile offenders with co-occurring disorders. The secretary shall select and contract with a private or nonprofit provider to provide a program of specialized access and integrated services to juvenile offenders who are identified as having co-occurring disorders and selected for participation in the pilot program prior to release from total confinement within the juvenile rehabilitation administration. The program shall enroll no more juvenile offenders than the number that can be accommodated within the appropriated funding level and shall seek to fill any vacancies that occur.

              Juvenile offenders identified by the secretary and selected by the program as having co-occurring disorders and a high risk of reoffending are eligible for consideration for enrollment in the program.

             (1) Criteria for admission into the program shall include a determination by the secretary that the offender:

             (a) Has a mental disorder as defined in chapter 71.05 RCW, or is a severely emotionally disturbed child or a seriously disturbed person as defined in chapter 71.24 RCW and needs continued mental health treatment;

             (b) Has a chemical abuse disorder, as determined by the secretary;

             (c) Is less likely to reoffend if he or she receives integrated, highly individualized treatment;

             (d) Is unable or unlikely to obtain appropriate treatment from other sources; and

             (e) Will remain under the supervision of the secretary for at least four months following release from total confinement.

             (2) The program enrollment shall, to the extent possible, reflect the demographics of juvenile offenders having co-occurring disorders and who are in total confinement under the jurisdiction of the secretary.

             (3) The provider shall provide research-based, integrated, and highly individualized mental health and chemical abuse treatment to persons enrolled in the program. The services shall emphasize family and community involvement and shall be aimed at:

             (a) Lowering the risk of reoffending;

             (b) Improving the education level and vocational opportunities;

             (c) Connecting the offenders with appropriate community services;

             (d) Achieving abstinence from unlawful use of controlled substances and alcohol;

             (e) Improving the mental health status and stability of the juvenile; and

             (f) Increasing prosocial behavior.

             (4) The services offered in the program shall:

             (a) Include intensive, community-based case management and treatment with a client-to-staff ratio not to exceed seven offenders to each case manager;

             (b) Be available at any time;

             (c) Be based on a collaboration with the appropriate department employees during the preparation of a release plan for the offender, prior to discharge, and in on-going supervision of the offender by the secretary;

             (d) Include all appropriate medications, including the full range of psychotropic medications, as well as monitoring and counseling to support offender understanding, acceptance, and compliance with medication regimens;

             (e) Include a systematic effort to engage offenders and their families, where possible, to continuously involve themselves in current and long-term treatment and appropriate rehabilitative activities;

             (f) Include classes appropriate to the clinical and living needs of the offender and to his or her level of understanding;

             (g) Provide assistance in applying for all appropriate federal, state, and private support for which the offender or his or her family is eligible; and

             (h) Include access to daily activities such as school, drop-in centers, prevocational and vocational training and jobs, and volunteer activities.

             (5) The pilot program must begin providing services to selected juveniles no later than September 1, 2000.


             Sec. 205. 1999 c 309 s 205 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

 

             (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES/REGIONAL SUPPORT NETWORKS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((166,271,000))

165,723,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((174,541,000))

179,190,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$     ((306,547,000))

305,644,000

General Fund--Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,827,000

Health Services Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,225,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((649,186,000))

653,609,000

 

             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) (($600,000)) $711,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($616,000)) $757,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to directly reimburse eligible providers for the medicaid share of mental health services provided to persons eligible for both medicaid and medicare.

             (d) $64,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for regional support networks to participate in prerelease treatment planning and to conduct involuntary commitment evaluations, as required by Substitute Senate Bill No. 5011 (mentally ill offenders). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, these amounts shall lapse.

             (e) $5,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $466,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for case management and other community support services, as authorized by Substitute Senate Bill No. 5011 (mentally ill offenders). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, these amounts shall lapse.

             (f) Within funds appropriated in this subsection, the department shall contract with the Clark county regional support network for development and operation of a pilot project demonstrating new and 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 WAC 275-57. 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. The regional support network shall provide the department with (i) periodic reports on project service levels, methods, and outcomes; (ii) protocols, guidelines, and handbooks suitable for use by other school districts and regional support networks seeking to replicate the pilot project's approach; and (iii) intergovernmental transfer equal to the state share of the increased medicaid payment provided for operation of this project.

             (g) $47,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $47,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided for implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5214 (firearms on school premises). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided shall lapse.

             (h) The general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 includes $1,891,000 to replace federal funding for outpatient services which is no longer available due to the reduction in the federal medical assistance percentage. The department shall distribute these additional state funds among the regional support networks according to each regional support network's capitation rate by eligibility category.

             (i) The appropriations in this subsection include an increase in funding for medicaid outpatient services as a result of the forecasted increase in the number of persons eligible for medicaid over the number previously budgeted. The department shall distribute these additional appropriations among the regional support networks according to each regional support network's capitation rate by eligibility category.

             (j) 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, disproportionate 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)(A) Prioritized for use in those areas of the state which are at greatest risk of lacking sufficient inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity; (B) prioritized for use by those hospitals which do not receive low-income disproportionate share hospital payments as of the date of application for funding; (C) 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; and (D) used to support strategies which can be sustained during the 2001-03 biennium at a state cost no more than 100 percent greater than the amount provided in this subsection. Payments from the amount provided in this subsection shall not be made to any provider that has not agreed: (ii)(A) That, except for prospective rate increases, the payment shall offset, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, any liability that may be established against the state for the rate of state reimbursement for inpatient psychiatric care; and (B) that the provider will maintain or enhance its inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity throughout the period ending June 30, 2001, or for the duration of the funding, whichever is later. 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.

             (k) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2663 (atypical antipsychotic medications). If Substitute House Bill No. 2663 is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. Prior to implementing the projects established in the bill, the department shall report to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature on proposed medication delivery and monitoring systems and arrangements for obtaining manufacturer discounts or rebates. No more than $175,000 of the funds provided in this subsection may be used for state and contractor start-up, evaluation, and administration of the projects, and no more than $100,000 of that amount may be for ongoing costs which continue beyond fiscal year 2001. The department may transfer and allot the state component of such administrative costs to its mental health program support subprogram. 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 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((69,946,000))

69,797,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((69,932,000))

72,279,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$     ((138,825,000))

141,129,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((29,456,000))

29,809,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((308,159,000))

313,014,000

 

             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 use general fund--local appropriations in this subsection to establish a third-party revenue incentive pool, which shall be used for staff-initiated projects which will increase the quality of care at the state hospitals. For fiscal year 2000, the incentive pool shall be (i) the first $200,000 by which revenues from third-party payers exceed (($27,800,000)) $28,000,000; and (ii) fifty percent of any amounts beyond (($28,000,000)) $28,200,000, up to a maximum of $500,000. For fiscal year 2001, the incentive pool shall be (iii) the first $350,000 by which third-party revenues exceed (($29,050,000)) $28,480,000; and (iv) fifty percent of any amounts beyond (($29,400,000)) $28,830,000, up to a maximum of $700,000. For purposes of this subsection, "third-party revenues" does not include disproportionate share hospital payments or the federal share of salaries and benefit allocations. The department may establish separate incentive pools for each hospital. The department may also divide the annual revenue target into quarterly goals, and make funds available from the incentive pool on a quarterly basis.

             (d) $444,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,866,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $196,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation, and $157,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided for improved, more specialized care for persons with developmental disabilities during their treatment for a psychiatric illness at the state hospitals.

             (e) By March 1, 2001, the department shall modify the treatment approach on at least two state hospital wards to more cost-effective models of care. The models shall place greater emphasis upon community transition, or upon long-term support, than upon intensive psychiatric rehabilitation for residents for whom such an alternative model of care is determined appropriate by their treatment team. The alternative treatment approaches may include closure of a ward and use of hospital staff to provide transitional community services, in coordination with the regional support networks.

 

             (3) CIVIL COMMITMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((8,665,000))

10,895,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((9,524,000))

11,940,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             14,000,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((18,189,000))

36,835,000

 

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

             (a) The department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by October 1, 1999, on plans for increasing the efficiency of staffing patterns at the civil commitment center sufficiently to operate within authorized staffing and expenditure levels.

             (b) The violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation is provided solely for deposit into the state building and construction account for design and construction of a new special commitment center facility (capital project 00-2-001). These funds shall not be transferred for other purposes as otherwise provided in section 201(3)(b) of this act. The amount provided in this subsection is subject to the review and allotment procedures under sections 902 and 903 of chapter 379, Laws of 1999. In accordance with section 909 of chapter 379, Laws of 1999, the department of corrections is responsible for project management.

 

             (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  444,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  443,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               3,282,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               4,169,000

 

             (5) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,612,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,706,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               3,227,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               8,545,000

 

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

             (a) By December 1, 1999, the department shall provide the fiscal committees of the legislature with an independent assessment of options for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of current systems and organizational structures for billing third-party payers for hospital services.

             (b) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $120,000 of the general fund federal appropriation are provided solely for the institute for public policy to evaluate the impacts of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5011 (mentally ill offenders), and of chapter 297, Laws of 1998 (commitment of mentally ill persons). If Substitute Senate Bill No. 5011 is not enacted by June 30, 1999, one-half of each of these amounts shall lapse.


             Sec. 206. 1999 c 309 s 206 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

 

             (1) COMMUNITY SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((183,530,000))

185,473,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((197,412,000))

205,593,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$     ((319,962,000))

325,535,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  262,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((701,166,000))

716,863,000

 

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

             (a) The health services account appropriation and $127,000 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) $3,100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $4,650,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $8,250,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to increase services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. These funds shall be expended in accordance with priorities established by the stakeholder advisory group established in accordance with chapter 216, Laws of 1998 (developmental disabilities), except that (i) at least ((60)) 50 percent of these amounts must be used to increase the number of people receiving residential, employment, family support, or other direct services; (ii) the services and supports must be designed and implemented such that the cost of continuing them in the 2001-03 biennium does not exceed $19.2 million, of which no more than $9.3 million is from state funds; and (iii) strong consideration shall be given to the need for increased wages for direct care workers in contracted residential programs.

             (c) $413,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,172,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $694,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for employment, or other day activities and training programs, for young people who complete their high school curriculum in 1999 or 2000.

             (d) $1,919,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, (($2,892,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $4,992,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for alternatives for persons who would otherwise be at substantial risk of state psychiatric hospitalization. The department shall use these funds and other resources appropriated in this section and in section 205(1) of this act to assure that the average number of persons with developmental disabilities in the state hospitals does not exceed sixty-six per day during the first biennial quarter; sixty per day during the second; fifty-four per day during the third; and forty-eight per day during the final quarter of the 1999-2001 biennium. The developmental disabilities program shall transfer $285 of the general fund--state appropriation to the mental health program for each bed-day by which these quarterly targets are exceeded.)) $6,673,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $7,361,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to improve services for persons with developmental disabilities who would otherwise be at risk of needing involuntary commitment to or prolonged treatment at state psychiatric hospitals. The department shall use these funds to enhance the community crisis response system managed by regional support networks, improve crisis prevention and stabilization services through the developmental disabilities community services system, and expand community residential capacity for persons with developmental disabilities who are ready for discharge from state psychiatric hospitals. Funding for community residential capacity is sufficient to move a biennium total of 48 patients out of the state hospitals at a reasonable pace by June 30, 2001. The department shall manage the intensity of services provided so that the average cost per day does not exceed $300 per person placed in this expanded community residential capacity. The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature progress towards implementing this subsection after each calendar quarter. The legislature finds that, in addition to the appropriations in this subsection for improvements in services to persons with developmental disabilities who are committed to the custody of the secretary under chapter 71.05 RCW, it is necessary to study long-term treatment alternatives and their legal, fiscal, and policy implications. Therefore, the department shall provide a report to the ways and means committee of the senate and the appropriations committee of the house of representatives by December 1, 2000, containing options and recommendations for secure treatment programs. The report shall identify various treatment models that could be implemented and various types and locations of secure facilities, both state-owned and leased, in which programs could be sited, together with the department's recommendations. The report shall evaluate the potential for siting such programs on the grounds of existing state residential habilitation centers. The report shall also include analysis of advantages and disadvantages associated with contracting for some or all of the new program options identified. The report shall evaluate the options based on short-term and long-term costs, client and community security, efficiency of coordination with other service delivery systems, and how they address specific legal issues. In developing this report, the department shall invite participation by representatives of the Washington protection and advocacy system (WPAS), and shall include in the report WPAS' position on options and recommendations submitted by the department and any additional recommendations made by WPAS. The legislature recognizes a need to improve long-term services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities who are undergoing involuntary treatment under chapter 71.05 RCW. The legislature is committed to providing resources necessary to address issues in the U.S. District Court case of Allen v. Western State Hospital.

             (e) $513,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,421,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $2,033,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided to develop and operate secure residential and day program placements for persons who seem likely to pose a significant risk to the public safety if their current residential arrangement were to continue.

             (f) $209,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $664,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $939,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided to increase wages as required by Initiative No. 688 (state minimum wage) for contracted adult family homes, adult residential care facilities, hourly and daily family support providers, and hourly attendant care providers.

             (g) $1,978,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $4,475,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $6,989,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to increase compensation for individual and agency home care workers. Payments to individual providers are to be increased from $6.18 per hour to $6.68 per hour on July 1, 1999, and to $7.18 per hour on July 1, 2000. Payments to agency providers are to be increased to $11.97 per hour on July 1, 1999, and to $12.62 per hour on July 1, 2000. All but 14 cents per hour of the July 1, 1999, increase to agency providers, and all but 15 cents per hour of the additional July 1, 2000, increase is to be used to increase wages for direct care workers. The appropriations in this subsection also include the funds needed for the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the increase.

             (h) Within amounts appropriated in this subsection, the developmental disabilities program shall contract for a pilot program to test an alternative service delivery model for persons with autism. The department must use a competitive process to determine the site of the pilot. The pilot program must be time-limited and subject to an evaluation of client outcomes to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the pilot program compared to the standard service model for persons with autism.

             (i) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $160,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for increased family support services and related case management support.

 

             (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             66,076,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((66,184,000))

67,478,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$     ((147,776,000))

146,482,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             10,227,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           290,263,000

 

             (3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,431,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,435,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,080,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               6,946,000

 

             (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             12,007,000


             Sec. 207. 1999 c 376 s 3 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--AGING AND ADULT SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((452,044,000))

446,025,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((476,761,000))

475,043,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  ((1,001,629,000))

979,301,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((4,274,000))

3,910,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,104,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  ((1,936,812,000))

1,906,383,000

 

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

             (1) The entire health services account appropriation, $2,118,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, $923,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, and $958,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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. Home care agencies may obtain coverage either through the basic health plan or through an alternative plan with substantially equivalent benefits.

             (2) $1,640,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,640,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, 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 Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1484 (nursing home payment rates), the weighted average nursing facility payment rate for fiscal year 2000 shall be no more than (($10.36)) $10.85 for the capital portion of the rate and no more than $108.20 for the noncapital portion of the rate. For fiscal year 2001, the weighted average nursing facility payment rate shall be no more than (($10.57)) $11.44 for the capital portion of the rate and no more than (($110.91)) $111.21 for the noncapital portion of the rate. These rates include vendor rate increases, but exclude nurse's aide training.

             (4) In addition to the rates set forth in subsection (3), $286,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000((, $574,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001,)) and (($928,000)) $310,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for supplemental rate adjustments for certain nursing facilities. In accordance with RCW 74.46.431, the department shall use these funds to apply an additional economic trends and conditions adjustment factor to the rate of any facility whose total rate allocation would otherwise be less than its April 1, 1999, total rate, adjusted for case-mix changes. This supplemental adjustment factor shall be the percentage by which the facility's April 1, 1999, rate would otherwise exceed the rate calculated in accordance with chapter 74.46 RCW and subsection (3) of this section, except that (a) no adjustment shall be provided for any amounts by which a facility's rate is lower due to a reduction in its facility-average medicaid case-mix score; and (b) the adjustment factor shall be reduced proportionately for all facilities by the percentage by which total supplemental payments would otherwise exceed the funds provided for such payments in this subsection. This subsection applies only to rates paid for services provided between July 1, 1999, and March 31, 2000.

             (5) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.

             (6) (($6,264,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $13,860,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $21,795,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely)) Funds are appropriated in this section to increase compensation for individual and for agency home care providers. Payments to individual home care providers are to be increased from $6.18 per hour to $6.68 per hour on July 1, 1999, and to $7.18 per hour on July 1, 2000. Payments to agency providers are to increase to $11.97 per hour on July 1, 1999, and to $12.62 per hour on July 1, 2000. All but 14 cents per hour of the July 1, 1999, increase to agency providers, and all but 15 cents per hour of the additional July 1, 2000, increase is to be used to increase wages for direct care workers. The appropriations in this subsection also include the funds needed for the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the increase.

             (7) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $280,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for enhancement and integration of existing management information systems to (a) provide data at the local office level on service utilization, costs, and recipient characteristics; and (b) reduce the staff time devoted to data entry.

             (8) The department of social and health services shall provide access and choice to consumers of adult day health services for the purposes of nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychosocial therapy. 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.

             (9) $1,452,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,528,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $2,980,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1546 (in-home care services). If Second Substitute House Bill No. 1546 is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (10) $610,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2454 (caregiver support). If Substitute House Bill No. 2454 is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (11) $8,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $131,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $139,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2637 (background checks). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.


             Sec. 208. 1999 c 309 s 208 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--ECONOMIC SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((457,162,000))

427,742,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((441,575,000))

410,913,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  ((1,220,874,000))

1,229,774,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((30,838,000))

30,807,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  ((2,150,449,000))

2,099,236,000

 

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

             (1) (($308,504,000)) $284,083,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, (($293,144,000)) $268,114,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, (($1,133,782,000)) $1,140,342,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, and (($28,402,000)) $28,371,000 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 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 receipts 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 offering 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 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) Provide $500,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $500,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 for continuation of the WorkFirst evaluation conducted by the joint legislative audit and review committee.

             (((c))) (d) Report to the appropriate committees of the legislature, by December 1, ((1999)) 2000, how the new federal child support incentive system can be used to maximize federal incentive payments and to support the greatest achievement of WorkFirst program goals. In the event that the department earns federal child support incentive payments in excess of amounts budgeted, the department shall use one-half of those additional funds to offset general fund--state allotments and one-half of those additional funds to improve child support services. The department shall also work with the Washington state association of county clerks to identify ways to protect the confidentiality of social security numbers on court documents needed by the child support enforcement system while ensuring the reliability of this information without significantly increasing the cost to administer the child support system. The department shall report its recommendations for protecting the confidentiality of social security numbers to appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2000.

             (e) Provide up to $500,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation to the office of financial management for a study of rate setting methods and policy for subsidized child care, the best method for coordinating and consolidating child care and early education programs currently funded by state government, and for a review of the various state programs for low-income families with children. The child care rate study shall analyze the effects of rate setting policy on the affordability and quality of the overall child care market. The child care and early education program study shall evaluate how current programs may be coordinated and consolidated to provide the most efficient level of administration, grant funding, and increased accessibility by families who are served by these programs. The study of state programs for low-income families shall compare and contrast eligibility and access to these programs and identify ways to coordinate or consolidate these programs to reduce administrative costs and improve access. The office shall submit a report to the department of social and health services and the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2000.

             (f) Convene a working group that includes stakeholders and recipients of public assistance to establish basic customer service performance measures and goals. The customer service measures and goals will seek to make support for working families a priority. Customer service measures and goals may include, but are not limited to: Hours of operation that allow working families to get services without missing work, reduced wait times, systems for answering and returning phone calls in a timely manner, access to benefits that support work, access to job training and education, and, access to services for families with limited literacy or English skills, and families with special needs. The department shall report to the legislature by January 2001 the establishment of customer service measures and goals, and the departmental actions to assure the goals are being met.

             (g) Use existing flexibility in federal and state welfare laws and regulations to support, on a limited basis, longer education and training plans that have a strong likelihood to lead to long-term economic independence for recipient.

             (h) Provide up to $1,400,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for after-school care for middle school youth through programs such as those described in House Bill No. 2530 (after-school care).

             (i) Provide up to $2,710,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for training and technical assistance for child care providers seeking training to enable them to competently serve children with special needs as described in House Bill No. 2869 (child care provider training).

             (j) Provide $230,000, or as much thereof as may be necessary, to the department of health to expand the vasectomy project to temporary assistance for needy families clients and their partners until such time as a federal family planning waiver is granted that will cover these services.

             (k) Ensure that funds provided in this subsection to implement policies that disregard or exempt a portion of recipients' income are designed to achieve stated WorkFirst program goals and outcomes. Income disregards are effective incentives to help WorkFirst families move towards economic independence. Income disregard policy shall not discriminate based on who the specific employer is.

             (2) (($50,860,000)) $43,408,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($50,825,000)) $43,386,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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 funds provided. The department shall, by July 1, 2000, begin using federal funds provided in subsection (1) of this section, as allowed by federal rules, for the costs of providing income assistance to children with court-appointed guardians or court-appointed custodians.

             (3) (($8,752,000)) $5,444,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($8,752,000)) $5,632,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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) RCW 74.08A.280 permits the department to develop contracts for state-wide welfare-to-work services. Within amounts available in this section, the department shall provide progress reports on the use of such contracting to the fiscal committees of the legislature by January 1, 2001. Each of these reports shall describe the number of current contracts for temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) or WorkFirst services that the department has with community social service providers and a description of the services being provided through each of those contracts.

             (5) The legislature finds that, since the passage of the federal personal responsibility and work opportunity act in 1997, Washington's public assistance population has declined dramatically, and that the currently appropriated level for the temporary assistance for needy families program is sufficient for the 1999-01 biennium. The legislature further finds that federal funding for the temporary assistance for needy families program may decrease after the current five-year block grant has expired. The legislature declares that at least $60,000,000 of the year-end balance in the federal TANF grant shall be held in reserve by the office of financial management at the close of the 1999-01 biennium.


             Sec. 209. 1999 c 309 s 209 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((21,451,000))

21,338,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((21,858,000))

22,101,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((90,800,000))

90,373,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,204,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((6,660,000))

7,102,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             77,150,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((219,123,000))

219,268,000

 

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

             (1) $1,960,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,960,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for expansion of 50 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.

             (2) $18,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $88,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $116,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for activities related to chemical dependency services under subsection 202(1) of this act. If that subsection is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (3) $1,444,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,484,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $330,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided for implementation of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5480 (drug-affected infants) or sections 1 through 17 of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1574. If legislation expanding services to prevent drug-affected infants is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall be provided solely for the development and implementation of comprehensive programs for alcohol and drug abusing mothers and their young children. The pilot programs shall be implemented in several locations, including at least one rural location. The pilot programs shall also be supported with TANF funds provided in section 208 of this act as a way to reduce prolonged dependency on public assistance for program participants.

             (4) $442,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for drug courts that have a net loss of federal grant funding from fiscal year 2000 to fiscal year 2001. The legislature finds that drug courts reduce criminal justice costs for both state and local governments. This appropriation is intended to cover approximately one-half of the 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.


             Sec. 210. 1999 c 392 s 2 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((722,863,000))

744,327,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((784,657,000))

834,864,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  ((2,401,804,000))

2,542,652,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((261,534,000))

258,616,000

Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems Trust Account--

             State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               9,200,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$     ((391,582,000))

487,040,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  ((4,571,641,000))

4,876,699,000

 

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

             (1) The department shall continue to make use of the special eligibility category created for children through age 18 and in households with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level made eligible for medicaid as of July 1, 1994.

             (2) It is the intent of the legislature that Harborview medical center continue to be an economically viable component of the health care system and that the state's financial interest in Harborview medical center be recognized.

             (3) Funding is provided in this section for the adult dental program for Title XIX categorically eligible and medically needy persons and to provide foot care services by podiatric physicians and surgeons.

             (4) $1,647,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,672,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided for treatment of low-income kidney dialysis patients.

             (5) $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $160,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the prenatal triage clearinghouse to provide access and outreach to reduce infant mortality.

             (6) ((The department shall adopt a new formula for distributing funds under the low-income disproportionate share hospital (LI-DSH) program. Under this new formula, (a) the state's Level 1 trauma center shall continue to receive the same amount of LI-DSH payments as in fiscal year 1999; and (b) a net profitability factor shall be included with other factors to determine LI-DSH payments. The net profitability factor shall inversely relate hospital percent net operating income to payment under the program.

             (7))) The department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by September 15, 1999, and again by December 15, 1999, on (a) actions it has taken and proposes to take to increase the share of medicare part B premium payments upon which it is collecting medicaid matching funds; (b) the percentage of such premium payments for each month of service subsequent to June 1998 which have been paid with unmatched, state-only funds; and (c) why matching funds could not be collected on those payments.

             (((8))) (7) The department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1, 1999, and again by October 1, 2000, on the amount which has been recovered from third-party payers as a result of its efforts to improve coordination of benefits on behalf of "basic health plan-plus" enrollees.

             (((9))) (8) The department shall report to the health care and fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1, 1999, on options for controlling the growth in medicaid prescription drug expenditures through strategies such as but not limited to volume purchasing, selective contracting, supplemental drug discounts, and improved care coordination for high utilizers.

             (((10))) (9) $3,992,000 of the health services account appropriation and $7,651,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for health insurance coverage for children with family incomes between 200 percent and 250 percent of the federal poverty level, as provided in Substitute Senate Bill No. 5416 (children's health insurance program). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, these amounts shall lapse.

             (((11) $191,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $391,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5587 (patient bill of rights). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, these amounts shall lapse.

             (12))) (10) Upon approval from the federal health care financing administration, the department shall implement the section 1115 family planning waiver to provide family planning services to persons with family incomes at or below two hundred percent of the federal poverty level.

             (((13) Except in the case of rural hospitals and Harborview medical center, weighted average payments under the ratio-of-cost-to-charges hospital payment system shall increase by no more than 175 percent of the DRI HCFA hospital reimbursement market basket index.

             (15))) (11) In accordance with Substitute Senate Bill No. 5968, (($25,978,000)) $70,821,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2000, (($26,069,000)) $42,041,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and (($56,002,000)) $120,278,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, or so much thereof as may be expended without exceeding the medicare upper payment limit, are provided solely for supplemental payments to nursing homes operated by rural public hospital districts. Such payments shall be distributed among the participating rural public hospital districts proportional to the number of days of medicaid-funded nursing home care provided by each district during the preceding calendar year, relative to the total number of such days of care provided by all participating rural public hospital districts. Prior to making any supplemental payments, the department shall first obtain federal approval for such payments under the medicaid state plan. The payments shall further 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 ((82)) 87 percent of the total supplemental payment amounts received during the 1999-01 fiscal biennium; 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 $30,000,000 for the 1999-01 biennium.

             (12) 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.

             (13) $1,529,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $4,077,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $5,394,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of the settlement negotiated by the department and the attorney general in the case of Allenmore et al. vs. DSHS.

             (14) From funds provided in this section, the department shall develop disease state management and therapeutic substitution programs which will substantially maintain or enhance the quality of the drug benefit for medical assistance recipients, while controlling overall health care costs. In designing the disease state management programs, the department shall research programs which have proven effective with similar populations in other states, and shall then work with concerned provider and consumer groups to adapt those strategies to Washington's service delivery system. The department shall work with its drug utilization and education council to develop a therapeutic substitution program for at least two classes of drugs. Under the therapeutic substitution program, the council shall analyze pharmacoeconomic research on the costs and benefits of all drugs within the class, and identify the most cost-effective drug or drugs within the class for placement on the formulary. Other drugs within the class shall be preauthorized when clinically indicated under criteria established by the council. The department shall report to appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2000, prior to implementing its proposed strategies.

             (15) $14,848,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $15,269,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for additional disproportionate share hospital payments to public hospital districts. Such additional payments shall not be made prior to federal approval of a revision in the medicaid payment methodology for state teaching hospitals, and shall not exceed the increase in medicaid payments which results from that change. The payments shall further 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 77 percent of the additional disproportionate share payment. The participating districts shall retain no more than $7,000,000 of the additional disproportionate share payment. At least 28 percent of the amounts retained by the participating hospital districts shall be allocated to the state teaching hospitals.

             (16)(a) $49,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $49,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the medical assistance administration and the health care authority to jointly conduct a state-wide study to:

             (i) Determine payment sources and rates paid for primary health care providers performing outpatient primary care services and primary care in hospital emergency rooms for the state's medical assistance programs, including healthy options, and the basic health plan. To determine payment sources and rates paid, the agencies may seek information in relation to such factors as:

             (A) The rates paid to primary care providers for their medical assistance programs, including healthy options, and basic health plan contracts; and

             (B) How these rates compare with nonpublic pay clients for the same services.

             The agencies are authorized to attain this information from health plans or providers. The agencies shall maintain the confidentiality of data collected for the purpose of the study;

             (ii) Determine which primary care providers serve a relatively high number of low-income clients, and how that affects their medical practice. For purposes of the study, "primary care providers" includes pediatricians, family practitioners, general practitioners, internists, physician assistants, and advanced registered nurse practitioners; and

             (iii) Develop proposals to support these providers' medical practices. The agencies must determine what constitutes a relatively high percentage of low-income clients for individual primary care providers who contract for medical assistance administration programs, including healthy options, and the basic health plan, and recommend whether and at what point this disproportionately high percentage should result in additional compensation to the primary care provider. The agencies shall recommend a method to calculate a payment adjustment designed to help support medical practices, according to the study's findings.

             (b) In conducting the study, the agencies shall determine which regions of the state to include in the study, based on factors the agencies determine will provide the most representative data state-wide. The agencies shall also consult with interested parties, including any organization or agency affected by this subsection, throughout the course of the study.

             (c) The agencies shall report to the legislature by December 1, 2000, with the results of the primary health care provider study. The report shall include recommendations on: (i) What constitutes a disproportionately high percentage of low-income clients; (ii) possible payment adjustments for these providers; (iii) methods to implement such a rate adjustment; and (iv) what such a payment adjusted program will cost.

             (17) From funds appropriated in this section, the medical assistance program shall assist the Washington state institute for public policy with the assessment of options for expanding medicaid eligibility required in section 607 of this 2000 act. Such assistance shall include analysis of medicaid enrollment and expenditure data needed for enrollment and cost projections; information and advice on state and federal medicaid requirements; and liaison with state and federal officials in other states undertaking similar expansions.

             (18) $290,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for implementation of the asset exemption provisions of House Bill No. 2686. If these provisions are not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.


             Sec. 211. 1999 c 309 s 211 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((8,960,000))

8,770,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((9,078,000))

8,635,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             81,906,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((2,904,000))

1,865,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((102,848,000))

101,176,000

 

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

             (1) 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 served by those organizations.

             (2) $190,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $240,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $1,590,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for vocational rehabilitation services for individuals enrolled for services with the developmental disabilities program who complete their high school curriculum in 1999 or 2000.


             Sec. 212. 1999 c 309 s 212 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORTING SERVICES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((25,695,000))

26,004,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((25,200,000))

20,119,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((46,601,000))

43,227,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  720,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((98,216,000))

90,070,000

 

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

             (1) Funding is provided for the incremental cost of lease renewals and for the temporary increased costs for relocating staff out of state office building no. 2 (OB2) during the renovation of that building. Of this increase, $2,400,000 is provided for relocating staff. This amount is recognized as one-time-only funding for the 1999-01 biennium. As part of the 2001-2003 budget request, the department shall update the estimate of increased cost for relocating staff, including specifying what portion of that increase is due to providing more square footage per FTE in the new leased space compared to the space occupied previously.

             (2) The department may transfer up to $528,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,057,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $812,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation to the administration and supporting services program from various other programs to implement administrative reductions.

             (3) The department may transfer and allot up to $5,560,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $3,518,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation to the administration and supporting services program from various other programs in the department to achieve fiscal reductions assumed in this section. In selecting reductions in the various other programs, the department shall place a higher priority on reductions in administrative support functions as opposed to direct client services. Reductions in positions providing direct client services shall be implemented only if those reductions can be justified by reduced workload or through reorganization or other efficiencies that do not result in a risk of failing to meet federal or state certification or licensing standards. In achieving the level of savings assumed in this subsection, the department shall not eliminate or reduce funding and/or staff that would shift or transfer filing or appeal workload to superior courts. By September 1, 2000, the department shall report its plan to implement the savings in this section to the fiscal committees of the legislature.

             (4) $187,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $746,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $2,251,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided to implement a new fraud and abuse detection system. By December 1, 2000, the department shall provide a report to the fiscal committees of the legislature that will include: The actual cost recovery in fiscal year 1999 and fiscal year 2000, prior to implementation of the new fraud and abuse detection system; actual cost avoidance in fiscal year 1999 and fiscal year 2000, prior to implementation of the new fraud and abuse detection system; actual cost recovery and actual cost avoidance achieved to date after implementation in fiscal year 2000 and 2001, compared to the savings included in sections 202, 205, 206, and 209 of this 2000 act; and the criteria and methodology used for determining cost recovery and cost avoidance.


             Sec. 213. 1999 c 309 s 213 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--PAYMENTS TO OTHER AGENCIES PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((30,790,000))

31,190,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((30,719,000))

31,225,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((22,747,000))

21,932,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((84,256,000))

84,347,000


             Sec. 214. 1999 c 309 s 214 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               6,441,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               6,563,000

State Health Care Authority Administrative Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((39,585,000))

16,705,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$     ((414,159,000))

415,293,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               4,501,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((471,249,000))

449,503,000

 

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

             (1) The general fund--state appropriations are provided solely for health care services provided through local community clinics.

             (2) Within funds appropriated in this section and sections ((205)) 206 and ((206 of chapter 149, Laws of 1997)) 207 of this 2000 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) $442,000 of the state health care authority administrative account appropriation is provided solely for the uniform medical plan to contract for the following services: (a) A provider profiling system; (b) a waste, fraud, and abuse monitoring and information system; (c) an optional case management program; and (d) hospital audits. The health care authority may not expend any funds under this subsection until the office of financial management has approved a detailed project plan for expenditure of these funds.

             (5) (($572,000 of the health services account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 5587 (patient bill of rights). If this bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, this amount shall lapse.)) $33,000 of the health services account appropriation is provided solely for the study to be completed jointly with the department of social and health services, as required by section 210(16) of this 2000 act.

             (6) $111,000 of the state health care authority administrative account appropriation and $164,000 of the health services account appropriation are provided solely for a study of the agency's insurance information systems.

             (7) $200,000 of the health services account appropriation is provided solely for administration and implementation of premium discounts for enrollees in the Washington state high-risk insurance pool, as authorized by Substitute Senate Bill No. 6067 (health care coverage). If the provisions of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6067 authorizing such premium discounts are not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (8) $150,000 of the health services account appropriation is provided solely for the design and development of administrative systems which would be needed for the health care authority to offer the new plan of health care coverage established by Substitute Senate Bill No. 6067 (health care coverage). If the provisions of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6067 authorizing this new health coverage plan are not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.


             Sec. 215. 1999 c 309 s 215 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((2,536,000))

2,567,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((2,550,000))

2,580,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,474,000

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

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((6,660,000))

6,721,000

 

             The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $31,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $30,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided to: (1) Educate business owners with seven or fewer employees of the impacts on their business of the state supreme court decision Roberts v. Dudley (cause no. 67365-9, February 17, 2000), and (2) provide information on how to meet the requirements of the applicable laws, and how to obtain additional information to meet those requirements.

             By July 30, 2000, the commission shall contract with the employment security department to mail information prepared by the commission to those employers identified by the employment security department as having between one and seven employees at the time of the mailing.

             By June 30, 2000, the commission shall also establish a special location on its internet web site. The location shall provide information for small businesses on how they are affected by Roberts v. Dudley and the state's other laws against discrimination.

             By December 1, 2000, the commission shall provide a report to the appropriate committees of the legislature that describes the implementation of this section.


             Sec. 216. 1999 c 309 s 217 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  100,000

Death Investigations Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              ((38,000))

148,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((17,469,000))

17,632,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((17,607,000))

17,880,000

 

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

             (1) $125,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for information technology upgrades and improvements for the criminal justice training commission.

             (2) $481,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of provisions of chapter 351, Laws of 1997 (criminal justice training) dealing with supervisory and management training of law enforcement personnel. Within the funds provided in this subsection, the criminal justice training commission shall provide the required training in the least disruptive manner to local law enforcement agencies and may include, but is not limited to, regional on-site training, interactive training, and credit for training given by the home department.

             (3) (($2,092,000)) $1,990,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for expanding the basic law enforcement academy (BLEA) from 469 hours to 720 hours. The funds provided in this subsection are assumed sufficient for the criminal justice training commission to provide expanded BLEA training to 330 attendees in fiscal year 2000 and 660 attendees in fiscal year 2001.

             (4) $180,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1176 (sexually violent offender records). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (5) $276,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1692 or sections 1 through 7 of Senate Bill No. 5127 (child abuse investigations). If neither of these bills is enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (6) $50,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for additional domestic violence training courses for 911 operators.

             (7) $215,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to conduct a study of law enforcement services and expenditures for both counties and cities within the county for counties with populations over one hundred fifty thousand. The study shall begin no later than July 1, 2000, and shall be completed by June 30, 2001. The final report shall be distributed by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature. The study shall:

             (a) Make recommendations to improve the efficiency of delivering law enforcement services. The recommendations may be made to law enforcement jurisdictions, Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, units of local government, and the legislature;

             (b) Research, compile, and analyze data sufficient to provide a comprehensive analysis of the costs and total expenditures for law enforcement. These costs include but are not limited to special services, defined as but not limited to: SWAT teams, bomb disposal units, air support, marine units, hostage negotiation teams, homicide investigation units, drug units, canine units, arson investigation teams, computer fraud and forensics units, domestic violence and special assault units, and gang and youth violence units. The study shall identify duplications and inefficiencies in current service delivery;

             (c) Obtain data from all local governments on the types of costs identified in (b) of this subsection. This data will be compiled and analyzed by the agency or organization that conducts the study for each county; and

             (d) Obtain data from those counties and law enforcement agencies where master interlocal agreements, joint specialty service units, and other cooperative arrangements have been developed between law enforcement agencies to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and ensured quality of specialty law enforcement services.


             Sec. 217. 1999 c 309 s 218 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               7,268,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               7,240,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((16,091,000))

18,756,000

Public Safety and Education Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               5,950,000

Public Safety and Education Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               3,057,000

Electrical License Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((24,055,000))

24,402,000

Farm Labor Revolving Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                    28,000

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,211,000

Public Works Administration Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,996,000

Accident Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((167,736,000))

167,092,000

Accident Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               9,112,000

Medical Aid Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((170,197,000))

169,172,000

Medical Aid Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,592,000

Plumbing Certificate Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  971,000

Pressure Systems Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,167,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((420,671,000))

422,014,000

 

             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 and managed care contracts; (c) coordinate with the department of social and health services to use the public safety and education account as matching funds for federal Title XIX reimbursement, to the extent this maximizes total funds available for services to crime victims. Cost containment measures shall not include holding invoices received in one fiscal period for payment from appropriations in subsequent fiscal periods.

             (2) $2,665,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for additional costs for client benefits in the crime victims compensation program, provided that no more than $5,095,000 of the appropriations provided in subsection (1) of this section is expended for department administration of the crime victims compensation program.

             (3) From within funds provided, the department shall improve customer service and satisfaction for injured workers by speeding up the process for reporting injuries, and shall enhance vocational rehabilitation services for injured workers.

             (((2) $123,000 of the accident account--state appropriation and $22,000 of the medical aid account--state appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5597 (needle stick protection). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (3) $302,000 of the accident account--state appropriation and $302,000 of the medical aid account--state appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5439 (false claims). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (4) $709,000 of the accident account--state appropriation and $709,000 of the medical aid account--state appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5580 (payments during appeals). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (5) $481,000 of the medical aid account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5470 (chemically related illnesses). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.))


             Sec. 218. 1999 c 309 s 220 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

 

             (1) HEADQUARTERS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((1,409,000))

1,640,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((1,428,000))

1,628,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  134,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                    78,000

Industrial Insurance Premium Refund Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                    78,000

Charitable, Educational, Penal, and Reformatory Institutions Account--State

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

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((3,129,000))

3,560,000

 

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

             (a) $39,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely as an additional state contribution toward the cost of constructing a memorial on the state capitol grounds to the men and women who served in the nation's armed forces during the second world war.

             (b) $231,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for disbursement to the national World War II memorial fund for construction and maintenance of the national monument honoring the men and women from Washington and the other states who served in the nation's armed forces during the second world war.

             (c) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to conduct a predesign study for replacement of aging skilled nursing facilities. The predesign study shall comply with the requirements of sections 902 and 903, chapter 379, Laws of 1999.

 

             (2) FIELD SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,466,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,494,000

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

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,495,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               6,481,000

 

             (3) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((6,155,000))

5,346,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((5,337,000))

4,790,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((20,949,000))

23,002,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((14,682,000))

16,527,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((47,123,000))

49,665,000


             Sec. 219. 1999 sp.s. c 12 s 4 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((65,437,000))

62,840,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((66,135,000))

64,284,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$     ((268,710,000))

268,032,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             68,648,000

Hospital Commission Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((3,128,000))

2,378,000

Health Professions Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             37,529,000

Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems Trust Account--

             State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             14,856,000

State Drinking Water Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,531,000

Drinking Water Assistance Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               5,456,000

Waterworks Operator Certification--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  593,000

Water Quality Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               3,124,000

Accident Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  258,000

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

State Toxics Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,614,000

Health Services Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((7,000,000))

12,992,000

Medical Test Site Licensure Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,651,000

Youth Tobacco Prevention Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,804,000

Tobacco Prevention and Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((620,000))

15,620,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((550,139,000))

565,255,000

 

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

             (1) $2,434,000 of the health professions account appropriation is provided solely for the development and implementation of a licensing and disciplinary management system. Expenditures are conditioned upon compliance with section 902 of this act. These funds shall not be expended without appropriate project approval by the department of information systems.

             (2) The department or any successor agency is authorized to raise existing fees charged to the nursing assistants, podiatrists, and osteopaths; for certificate of need; for temporary worker housing; for state institution inspection; for residential care facilities and for transient accommodations, 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.

             (3) $339,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $339,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $678,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for technical assistance to local governments and special districts on water conservation and reuse. $339,000 of the general fund--federal amount may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium, only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.

             (4) $1,685,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $1,686,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 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.

             (5) 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.

             (6) $620,000 of the tobacco prevention and control account appropriation and $209,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5516 or, if the bill is not enacted, for the development of a sustainable, long-term, comprehensive tobacco control program. The plan shall identify a specific set of outcome measures that shall be used to track long range progress in reducing the use of tobacco. Nationally accepted measures that can be used to compare progress with other states shall be included. The plan shall emphasize programs that have demonstrated effectiveness in achieving progress towards the specified outcome measures. Components of the plan that do not have a record of success may be included, provided that the plan also includes the means of evaluating those components. The plan shall also include an inventory of existing publically funded programs that seek to prevent the use of tobacco, alcohol, or other drugs by children and youth and recommendations to coordinate and consolidate these programs in order to achieve greatest positive outcomes within total available resources. A preliminary plan shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 1999((, with the final plan submitted by September 1, 2000)).

             (7) $2,075,000 of fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $2,075,000 of fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided for the Washington poison center. The department shall require the center to develop a long range financing plan that identifies options for diversifying funding for center operations, including, but not limited to, federal grants, private sector grants and sponsorships, and multistate or regional operating agreements. The plan shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2000.

             (8) $50,000 of fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $50,000 of fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely for fund raising and other activities for the development of early hearing loss clinics. The development plan for these clinics shall not assume ongoing general fund--state appropriations.

             (9) $15,000,000 of the tobacco prevention and control account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of a sustainable, long-term tobacco control program. The integrated components of the program may include: Community-based programs, cessation, public awareness and education, youth access, and assessment and evaluation. A final plan will define the sustainable implementation of the long-term program given the remaining available balance in the tobacco prevention and control account. This plan shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature by September 1, 2000.

             (10) $24,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $117,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely to implement Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6199 (patient bill of rights). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.


             Sec. 220. 1999 c 309 s 222 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

 

             The appropriations to the department of corrections in chapter 309, Laws of 1999, as amended, shall be expended for the programs and in the amounts specified therein. However, after April 1, 2000, unless specifically prohibited by this act, the department may transfer general fund--state appropriations for fiscal year 2000 between the correctional operations and community supervision programs after approval by the director of financial management. The director of financial management shall notify the appropriate fiscal committees of the senate and house of representatives in writing prior to approving any deviations from appropriation levels.

 

             (1) ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((29,449,000))

26,064,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((28,169,000))

28,022,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((5,216,000))

2,962,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,000,000

Cost of Supervision Fund Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,254,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((62,834,000))

61,302,000

 

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

             (a) (($2,072,000)) $72,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $212,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, ((and $5,216,000)) $2,962,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation, $2,000,000 of the violence reduction drug enforcement account appropriation, and $2,254,000 of the cost of supervision fund appropriation are provided solely for replacement of the department's offender-based tracking system. These amounts are subject to section 902 of this act.

             (b) $462,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $538,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5421 (offender accountability). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

 

             (2) CORRECTIONAL OPERATIONS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((363,411,000))

360,685,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((364,857,000))

364,386,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((34,393,000))

35,577,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,614,000

Public Health Services Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,884,000

Institutional Welfare Betterment Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,570,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((764,275,000))

766,716,000

 

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

             (a) Not more than $3,000,000 may be expended to provide financial assistance to counties for monitoring and treatment services provided to felony offenders involved in drug court programs pursuant to sections 7 though 12 of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1006 (drug offender sentencing). The secretary may negotiate terms, conditions, and amounts of assistance with counties or groups of counties operating drug courts, and may review charging and other documents to verify eligibility for payment. The secretary may contract with the division of alcohol and substance abuse, department of social and health services, for monitoring and treatment services provided pursuant to this subsection.

             (b) The department may expend funds generated by contractual agreements entered into for mitigation of severe overcrowding in local jails. If any funds are generated in excess of actual costs, they 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.

             (c) 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.

             (d) 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.

             (e) $583,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,178,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted education providers and contracted work release facilities. It is the legislature's intent that these amounts be used primarily to increase compensation for persons employed in direct, front-line service delivery.

             (f) $151,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $57,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5421 (offender accountability). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (g) $18,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $334,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5538 (sentencing) or section 3 of House Bill No. 1544 (sentencing corrections). If neither bill is enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (h) $171,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,094,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1006 (drug offender sentencing). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (i) The department of corrections shall submit to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the senate and house of representatives, by December 15, 1999, a report on how the department plans to manage hepatitis C in the inmate population. In developing the plan, the department shall work with recognized experts in the field and shall take notice of the current national institutes of health hepatitis C guidelines and hepatitis C protocols observed in other correctional settings. Included in the plan shall be offender education about the disease, how and when offenders would be tested, how the disease would be managed if an inmate is determined to have hepatitis C, and an estimate of the number of inmates in the Washington prison system with hepatitis C. The proposed plan must also include recommendations to the legislature on ways to improve hepatitis C disease management and what level of funding would be necessary to appropriately test for and treat the disease.

             (j) 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:

             (A) Enter into a long-term ground lease or a long-term lease with purchase option for development of a Tacoma prerelease facility for approximately $360,000 per year. Prior to entering into any lease, the department of corrections shall obtain written confirmation from the city of Tacoma and Pierce county that the prerelease facility planned for the site meets all land use, environmental protection, and community notification requirements.

             (B) Enter into a financing contract in the amount of $21,350,000 to acquire, construct, or remodel a 400-bed, expandable to 600-bed, Tacoma prerelease facility.

             (C) Lease-develop with the option to purchase or lease-purchase approximately 100 work release beds in facilities throughout the state for $7,000,000.

             (k) $1,884,000 of the public health services account appropriation is provided solely for costs associated with the testing, treatment, and other activities related to managing hepatitis C in the inmate population.

             (l) $117,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6255 (anhydrous ammonia). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (m) $2,570,000 of the institutional welfare betterment account appropriation is provided solely for deposit in the public health services account.

             (n) During the 1999-01 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.

 

             (3) COMMUNITY SUPERVISION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((54,371,000))

48,451,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((61,321,000))

53,787,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               9,861,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((115,692,000))

112,099,000

 

             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) (($445,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $6,662,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely)) Amounts provided in this subsection are sufficient for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5421 (offender accountability). ((If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.))

             (c) $109,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $126,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5011 (dangerous mentally ill offenders). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (d) $219,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the department of corrections to contract with the institute for public policy for responsibilities assigned in Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5421 (offender accountability act) and sections 7 through 12 of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1006 (drug offender sentencing).

 

             (4) CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  817,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((3,654,000))

3,523,000

Institutional Welfare Betterment Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               3,509,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((4,471,000))

7,849,000

 

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

             (a) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.

             (b) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the correctional industries board of directors to hire one staff person, responsible directly to the board, to assist the board in fulfilling its duties.

 

             (5) INTERAGENCY PAYMENTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((12,823,000))

12,898,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((11,908,000))

11,983,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((24,731,000))

24,881,000


             Sec. 221. 1999 c 309 s 224 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  803,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((746,000))

838,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((1,549,000))

1,641,000

 

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

             (1) $63,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5421 (offender accountability). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (2) $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.


             Sec. 222. 1999 c 309 s 225 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,263,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,259,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$           209,498,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             29,135,000

Unemployment Compensation Administration Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . $     ((174,343,000))

169,985,000

Administrative Contingency Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               9,443,000

Employment Service Administrative Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((16,890,000))

19,457,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((441,831,000))

440,040,000

 

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

             (1) Expenditures of funds appropriated in this section for the information systems project to improve the agency's labor exchange system are conditioned upon compliance with section 902 of this act.

             (2) $327,000 of the unemployment compensation administration account--federal appropriation is provided consistent with section 903(c)(2) of the federal social security act to address deficiencies in the tax and wage information system (TAXIS) and to improve the quality and timeliness of employer tax information and employee wage records.

             (3) $2,567,000 of the employment service administrative account--state appropriation is provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 3077 (unemployment insurance). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (4) To the extent allowable under federal regulations, $5,000,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided for contracts with community-based organizations for family development or similar services. If allowed, the department shall contract with community-based organizations for family development services or similar services that provide a community-based comprehensive approach to helping families become self-sufficient.


PART III

NATURAL RESOURCES


             Sec. 301. 1999 c 309 s 302 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((33,558,000))

36,462,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((33,539,000))

42,225,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((48,981,000))

55,141,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               4,234,000

Special Grass Seed Burning Research Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                    14,000

Reclamation Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,735,000

Flood Control Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               3,989,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  749,000

State Emergency Water Projects Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  317,000

Waste Reduction/Recycling/Litter Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((13,192,000))

13,193,000

State Drought Preparedness Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  675,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,120,000

State and Local Improvements Revolving Account (Water Supply Facilities)--State

             Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  557,000

Water Quality Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((3,879,000))

3,881,000

Wood Stove Education and Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            ((351,000))

551,000

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               3,155,000

State Toxics Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((46,838,000))

48,369,000

State Toxics Control Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  377,000

Local Toxics Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((4,586,000))

4,587,000

Water Quality Permit Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((21,003,000))

21,763,000

Underground Storage Tank Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,475,000

Environmental Excellence Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                    20,000

Biosolids Permit Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  572,000

Hazardous Waste Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((3,942,000))

3,943,000

Air Pollution Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((15,844,000))

4,576,000

Oil Spill Administration Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((7,521,000))

9,172,000

Air Operating Permit Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((3,548,000))

3,549,000

Freshwater Aquatic Weeds Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,430,000

Oil Spill Response Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               7,078,000

Metals Mining Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                    43,000

Water Pollution Control Revolving Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  439,000

Water Pollution Control Revolving Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,200,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((266,537,000))

278,591,000

 

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

             (1) $3,432,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $3,438,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $394,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, $2,070,000 of the oil spill administration account--state appropriation, $819,000 of the state toxics control 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) $170,000 of the oil spill administration 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.

             (3) $374,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $283,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the department to digitize water rights documents and to provide this information to watershed planning groups.

             (4) (($500,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for the department to update its water rights tracking system. $250,000 of this amount may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.

             (5))) $1,566,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, $1,033,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation, and $919,000 of the water quality account appropriation are provided to employ residents of the state between eighteen and twenty-five years of age in activities to enhance Washington's natural, historic, environmental, and recreational resources.

             (((6))) (5) $250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for study of the impacts of gravel removal on the hydrology of Maury Island. The study shall consider impacts to the nearshore environment and aquifer recharge, and assess the potential for groundwater or marine sediment contamination. The department shall contract for the study, which shall be completed by June 30, 2000.

             (((7))) (6) $250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for a study of the impacts of gravel deposit on the Highline aquifer. The study shall consider impacts to instream flow and sedimentation of Des Moines, Miller, and Walker creeks. The department shall contract for the study, which shall be completed by June 30, 2000.

             (((8))) (7) The entire freshwater aquatic weeds account appropriation shall be distributed according to the provisions of RCW 43.21A.660. Funding may be provided for chemical control of Eurasian watermilfoil.

             (((9))) (8) $15,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $15,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to monitor and address, in coordination with the marine operations division of the department of transportation, odor problems in Fauntleroy Cove.

             (((10))) (9) $144,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000((,)) and $133,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001((, and $277,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation)) are provided solely for water quality activities related to forest practices. (($138,500 of the general fund--federal amount may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.

             (11))) (10) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 is provided solely for the department to form an advisory committee for the purpose of updating the department's storm water management plan and the Puget Sound storm water management manual. The advisory committee shall be appointed no later than September 1, 1999, and it shall provide its recommendations on storm water management to the legislature by December 31, 2000.

             (((12))) (11) $383,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $384,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for an agency permit assistance center, including four regional permit assistance offices.

             (((13))) (12) $438,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $1,025,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $1,870,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely ((to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 5670 (noxious weed herbicide))) for the establishment of total maximum daily loads for water bodies across the state((. $433,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is to implement the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DOE-2. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse)), and for pilot projects 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. In areas with a ground water management area, total maximum daily loads that include a ground water element will be done in cooperation with the ground water management area process. Pilot projects shall include the following allocations from the general fund--state amounts provided in this subsection: $100,000 shall be provided to a conservation district in the Palouse region; $100,000 shall be provided to the Lake Whatcom management committee through the city of Bellingham; and $250,000 shall be provided to the Roza-Sunnyside irrigation district joint board of control. Each pilot project sponsor shall provide a report to the legislature by January 1, 2001, describing the water quality goals of the project, how the goals relate to meeting state water quality standards, the strategies to accomplish those goals, and the method of evaluating project effectiveness. The pilot project sponsors shall also submit final reports to the legislature at project completion.

             (((14))) (13) $591,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,131,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to process water rights applications.

             (((15))) (14) $414,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000((,)) and $383,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001((, and $797,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation)) are provided solely for technical assistance and project review for water conservation and reuse projects. (($398,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.

             (16))) (15) The entire salmon recovery account appropriation is provided to increase compliance with existing water quality and water resources laws.

             (((17) $4,500,000)) (16) $4,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000((, $4,500,000)) and $4,750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001((, and $1,500,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation)) are provided solely for grants to local governments to conduct watershed planning. (($750,000 of the general fund--federal amount may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001)) Of the general fund--state amounts provided in this subsection: (a) $500,000 is provided solely for a grant to the Methow river planning unit to develop baseline hydrological data for the Methow river; and (b) $85,000 is provided for the lower Yakima/Naches/upper Yakima planning unit contingent upon recommendations of the governor's fact finder that a dual watershed assessment process is necessary. If such a recommendation is not provided, this amount is available for the purposes of this subsection.

             (((18))) (17) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000((,)) and $82,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001((, and $181,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation)) are provided solely for the department, in cooperation with the department of fish and wildlife, to establish fish and habitat index monitoring sites to measure the effectiveness of salmon recovery activities. (($90,500 of the general fund--federal amount may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.

             (19))) (18) $276,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $207,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5424 (aquatic plant management). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (((20))) (19) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the continuation of the southwest Washington coastal erosion study.

             (((21))) (20) $638,000 of the oil spill administration account appropriation is provided solely to implement Substitute House Bill No. 2247 (oil spill response tax). Of this amount: (a) $120,000 is provided solely for spill response equipment; (b) $307,000 is provided solely to develop an oil spill risk management plan; and (c) $211,000 is provided solely for spills information management improvements. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (((23))) (21) $145,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $145,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided solely for training and technical assistance to support the activities of county water conservancy boards.

             (22) $3,154,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $6,649,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to maintain the state's air quality program. Within the funds provided in this subsection, the department shall maintain funding for local air pollution control authorities at no less than ninety percent of the level of grants provided prior to January 1, 2000.

             (23) $749,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for methamphetamine lab clean up activities.

             (24) $300,000 of the state drought preparedness account--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for a preconstruction and feasibility analysis of the Roza irrigation district off-stream storage project at Washout canyon. Moneys may be expended from the amount provided in this subsection only to the extent that matching funds in cash and in-kind contributions are provided by the Roza irrigation district. If this match is not provided by the district, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (25) $1,500,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided solely for cleanup actions related to the Everett smelter site in the city of Everett. The department shall seek recovery of the funds expended for this purpose from the liable parties by way of a settlement agreement or court action under the authority of chapter 70.105D RCW, the model toxics control act. Moneys collected as a result of a cost recovery action at the Everett smelter site shall be used first to reimburse the local toxics control account for the total amount of this appropriation. This appropriation is the result of a one-time loan from the local toxics control account and does not imply that the legislature will use this loan source or the state toxics control account for future cleanup of the Everett smelter site.

             (26) $375,000 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.

             (27) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for creating the task force on water storage. The purpose of the task force is to examine the role of increased water storage in providing water supplies to meet the needs of fish, population growth, and economic development, and to enhance the protection of people's lives and their property and the protection of aquatic habitat through flood control facilities. For this purpose, increased storage may be in the form of surface storage including off-stream storage, underground storage, or the enlargement or enhancement of existing structures. The task force shall also examine means of providing funding for increased water storage.

             The department of ecology shall provide staff support for the task force and the director of the department of ecology shall convene the first meeting of the task force not less than thirty days after the effective date of this section.

             No member of the task force shall receive compensation, per diem, or reimbursement of expenses from the task force or the department of ecology for his or her activities as a member of the task force. However, each may receive such compensation, per diem, and/or reimbursement as is authorized by the entity he or she is employed by, is appointed from, or represents on the task force.

             Following its examination, the task force shall report its recommendations to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 31, 2000.

             (28) Within the funds appropriated in this section, the department shall develop for review by the legislature a proposed long-term strategy to address persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic chemicals in the environment. The department shall submit its proposal to the appropriate legislative committees by December 30, 2000.

             (29) $1,650,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely to the oil spill administration account to be used for a rescue tug. By December 1, 2000, the department shall report to the appropriate fiscal committees of the legislature on the activities of the dedicated rescue tug. The report shall include information on rescues, assists, or responses performed by the tug. The report shall also indicate the class of vessels involved and the nature of the rescue, assist, or response.


             Sec. 302. 1999 c 309 s 303 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((27,498,000))

27,522,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((28,073,000))

28,227,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,113,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                    59,000

Winter Recreation Program Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  763,000

Off Road Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  264,000

Snowmobile Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               3,653,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  325,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                    48,000

Water Trail Program Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                    14,000

Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$             25,907,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((88,717,000))

88,895,000

 

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

             (1) $189,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action items P&RC-01 and P&RC-03.

             (2) (($105,000)) $65,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($31,000)) $71,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the state parks and recreation commission to meet its responsibilities under the Native American graves protection and repatriation act (P.L. 101-601).

             (3) $2,000,000 of the parks renewal and stewardship account appropriation is dependent upon the parks and recreation commission generating revenue to the account in excess of $26,000,000 for the biennium. These funds shall be used for deferred maintenance and visitor and ranger safety activities.

             (4) $772,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $849,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided to employ residents of the state between eighteen and twenty-five years of age in activities to enhance Washington's natural, historic, environmental, and recreational resources.

             (5) Fees approved by the state parks and recreation commission in 1998 for camping, group camping, extra vehicles, and the sno-park daily permit are authorized to exceed the fiscal growth factor under RCW 43.135.055.

             (6) (($40,000)) $79,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($40,000)) $79,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for a grant for the operation of the Northwest avalanche center.

             (7) The state parks and recreation commission may increase fees adopted prior to January 1, 2000, for implementation on or after July 1, 2000, in excess of the fiscal growth factor under RCW 43.135.055.

             (8) $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for a study on existing and future recreational needs and opportunities on the west slope of the Cascade foothills. The study shall include an inventory of existing land and facilities, an assessment of projected demand, and recommendations for regional coordination among public and private outdoor recreation providers to promote expanded recreation opportunities within the Cascade foothills. The study shall be submitted to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature by June 30, 2001.


             Sec. 303. 1999 sp.s. c 13 s 21 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE INTERAGENCY COMMITTEE FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  137,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  138,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               3,332,000

Firearms Range Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                    34,000

Recreation Resources Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,370,000

Recreation Resources Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                    11,000

NOVA Program Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  604,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((3,294,000))

6,626,000

 

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

             (1) $137,000 of the fiscal year 2000 general fund--state appropriation and $138,000 of the fiscal year 2001 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely to implement Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5595 or Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2079 (salmon recovery). If legislation establishing the board is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (2) $3,332,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided for the development of guidelines for hatchery management, and for actions to use hatcheries to directly support fisheries, assist with the recovery of natural stocks, and minimize the potentially negative effects of hatchery programs on naturally spawning populations.


             Sec. 304. 1999 c 309 s 306 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               2,630,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((2,634,000))

2,601,000

((General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            1,800,000))

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               3,618,000

Water Quality Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  444,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((11,126,000))

9,293,000

 

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

             (1) $182,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $182,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $130,000 of the water quality account appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action item CC-01.

             (2) $550,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $550,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for grants to conservation districts to reduce nitrate contamination in the Columbia Basin ground water management area.

             (3) $1,968,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for conducting limiting factors analysis for salmon species.

             (4) $167,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $250,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation ((is)) are provided solely for the agriculture, fish, and water negotiation process, including a facilitated review of the field office technical guides of the federal natural resource conservation service to ensure the guides meet the requirements of the federal endangered species act and clean water act.

             (5) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the agricultural and environmental communities for costs associated with participating in the agriculture, fish, and water negotiation process.

             (((5))) (6) $500,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation ((and $1,500,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are)) is provided solely for a volunteer salmon recovery initiative. ((The salmon recovery account)) This appropriation is provided for volunteer coordination through regional fisheries enhancement groups. (($750,000 of the general fund--federal amount may be expended in each fiscal year only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.

             (6))) (7) $900,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation ((and $300,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are)) is provided solely for local salmon recovery technical assistance. Technical assistance shall be coordinated among all state agencies including the conservation commission, department of fish and wildlife, department of ecology, department of health, department of agriculture, department of transportation, state parks and recreation, interagency committee for outdoor recreation, governor's salmon recovery office, Puget Sound water quality action team, department of community, trade, and economic development, and department of natural resources. (($150,000 of the general fund--federal amount may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.))


             Sec. 305. 1999 c 309 s 307 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((42,896,000))

42,616,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((42,443,000))

44,567,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((42,755,000))

37,380,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((14,416,000))

16,800,000

Off Road Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  490,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((6,432,000))

5,992,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  586,000

Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               3,596,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((9,316,000))

10,105,000

Warm Water Game Fish Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((2,419,000))

2,499,000

Eastern Washington Pheasant Enhancement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((551,000))

851,000

Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((40,293,000))

41,133,000

Wildlife Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((40,040,000))

38,040,000

Wildlife Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((13,072,000))

15,072,000

Game Special Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,939,000

Game Special Wildlife Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               9,603,000

Game Special Wildlife Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  350,000

Environmental Excellence Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                    15,000

Regional Fisheries Salmonid Recovery Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((750,000))

1,750,000

Oil Spill Administration Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  969,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((272,931,000))

274,353,000

 

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

             (1) $1,252,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,244,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action items DFW-01, DFW-02, DFW-03, DFW-04, and DFW-05.

             (2) $776,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation ((and $775,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are)) is provided solely for the department's review of forest practices applications and related hydraulic permit applications. ((Up to $387,500 of the general fund--federal amount may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.))

             (3) $1,500,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation ((and $1,500,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are)) is provided solely for the department to update the salmon and steelhead stock inventory and, in cooperation with the department of ecology, to establish fish and habitat index monitoring sites to measure the effectiveness of salmon recovery activities. ((Up to $750,000 of the general fund--federal amount may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.))

             (4) $232,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $232,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided for the control of European green crab (Carcinus maenas). The department shall submit a report to the governor and the appropriate legislative committees by September 1, 2000, evaluating the effectiveness of various control strategies and providing recommendations on long-term control strategies. $248,000 of this amount is for implementation of Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DFW-23.

             (5) $191,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $191,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided for noxious weed control and survey activities on department lands. Of this amount, $48,000 is provided for the biological control of yellowstar thistle.

             (6) All salmon habitat restoration and protection projects proposed for funding by regional fisheries enhancement groups shall be submitted by January 1st or July 1st of each year for review to the salmon recovery funding board.

             (7) $2,340,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation and $7,000,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to implement a license buy-back program for commercial fishing licenses.

             (8) $511,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $488,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided to employ residents of the state between eighteen and twenty-five years of age in activities to enhance Washington's natural, historic, environmental, and recreational resources.

             (9) Any indirect cost reimbursement received by the department from federal grants must be spent on agency administrative activities and cannot be redirected to direct program activities.

             (10) $43,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $42,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for staffing and operation of the Tennant Lake interpretive center.

             (11) $32,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $33,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.

             (12) (($50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000)) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 ((are)) is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5508 (crab catch record cards). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (13) $6,440,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $5,796,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $12,260,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation, $710,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation, and $500,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation are provided solely for operation of the enforcement division. Within these funds, the department shall emphasize enforcement of laws related to protection of fish habitat and the illegal harvest of salmon and steelhead. Within these funds, the department shall provide support to the department of health to enforce state shellfish harvest laws.

             (14) $500,000 of the salmon recovery account, $624,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, and $624,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the department to implement a hatchery endangered species act response. The strategy shall include emergency hatchery responses and retrofitting of hatcheries for salmon recovery.

             (15) $45,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $46,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for operation of the Rod Meseberg (ringold) warm water fish hatchery to implement House Bill No. 1716 (warm water fish culture). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (16) $2,500,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for grants to lead entities established in accordance with RCW 75.46.060.

             (17) $200,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation ((and $600,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are)) is provided solely for salmon and steelhead predation control((,)) and bycatch monitoring((, and selective harvest strategies. $300,000 of the general fund--federal amount may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001)) strategies.

             (18) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 ((and)), $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $200,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation are provided solely for ((additional field surveys of the Olympic Peninsula, North Rainier, and Packwood/South Rainier)) field surveys and harvest management for Washington elk herds.

             (19) (($425,000)) $155,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($75,000)) $345,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to purchase and implement the automated recreational license data base system.

             (20) $1,400,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,400,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for fish passage barrier and screening technical assistance, engineering services, and construction assistance for local governments, state agencies, volunteer groups, and regional fisheries enhancement groups.

             (21) $1,500,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation ((and $500,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are)) is provided solely for local salmon recovery technical assistance. Technical assistance shall be coordinated among all state agencies including the conservation commission, department of fish and wildlife, department of ecology, department of health, department of agriculture, department of transportation, state parks and recreation, interagency committee for outdoor recreation, governor's salmon recovery office, Puget Sound water quality action team, department of community, trade, and economic development, and department of natural resources. (($250,000 of the general fund--federal amount may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium, only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.))

             (22) $400,000 of the wildlife account appropriation is provided solely to implement House Bill No. 1681 (trout purchase by state). The fish and wildlife commission may authorize expenditure of these funds only if the costs of the program will be recovered by the increase in license sales directly attributable to the planting of privately grown trout. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (23) (($50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 5508 (crab fishery catch records). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (24))) $2,000,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation is provided for cooperative volunteer projects.

             (24) $245,000 of the state wildlife account appropriation is provided solely for winter feeding of deer and winter range rehabilitation on the Chiliwist wildlife area.

             (25) Within the appropriation from the wildlife account the department shall, at a minimum, operate Reiter Pond at fiscal year 2000 production levels.

             (26) Within the appropriations in this section the department shall, at a minimum, operate the Colville hatchery at fiscal year 2000 production levels.

             (27) $384,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 6277 (authorizing cost reimbursement agreements). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (28) $400,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan agency action items DFW-10 and DFW-18, implementing a comprehensive Puget Sound ground fish and forage fish recovery plan.

             (29) $203,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for data collection and analysis related to Lake Washington sockeye.

             (30) $800,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for additional enforcement staff to respond and take appropriate action in response to public complaints regarding bear and cougar.

             (31) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 and $200,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation are provided solely to implement an endangered species act strategy for state hatchery operations, including fish passage improvements, screen compliance, rearing strategies, and restoration of production.

             (32) $789,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for screening of irrigation diversions and projects to improve instream flows in the Methow river basin.


             Sec. 306. 1999 c 309 s 308 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $             25,784,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((25,641,000))

28,576,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((12,656,000))

2,865,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((420,000))

1,604,000

Forest Development Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((46,029,000))

48,086,000

Off Road Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               3,668,000

Surveys and Maps Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,221,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((2,656,000))

2,356,000

Resources Management Cost Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((77,016,000))

79,097,000

Surface Mining Reclamation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               1,435,000

Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               2,651,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               3,483,000

Aquatic Land Dredged Material Disposal Site Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            ((764,000))

1,014,000

Natural Resource Conservation Areas Stewardship Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,100,000

Air Pollution Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((864,000))

687,000

Metals Mining Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                    63,000

Agricultural College Trust Management Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,736,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((205,536,000))

206,426,000

 

             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 2000, $18,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and (($1,058,000)) $958,000 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) $7,304,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 ((and)), $7,304,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $2,651,000 of the disaster response account--state appropriation are provided solely for emergency fire suppression.

             (3) $331,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $339,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for geologic studies to evaluate ground stability in high growth areas and to provide geologic expertise to small communities.

             (4) $663,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $689,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided to employ residents of the state between eighteen and twenty-five years of age in activities to enhance Washington's natural, historic, environmental, and recreational resources.

             (5) $3,483,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation ((and $10,991,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided for the department to implement changes in forest practice rules for the protection of salmon. $5,495,500 of the general fund--federal appropriation may be expended in each fiscal year of the biennium only if the state receives greater than $25,000,000 from the federal government for salmon recovery activities in that fiscal year. Funds authorized for expenditure in fiscal year 2000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001.)) and $3,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 4, Laws of 1999 sp. sess.

             (a) Of the salmon recovery account appropriation in this subsection:

             (i) $2,580,000 is provided solely for costs associated with adopting and implementing new forest rules for protection of riparian habitat and water quality; road maintenance and abandonment planning; fish and water quality compliance staff; geographic information systems improvements for forest roads and hydrography; and updating the forest practices permit application system; and

             (ii) $903,000 is provided solely to implement sections 501 through 505 of chapter 4, Laws of 1999 sp. sess., including:

             (A) The establishment of a small landowner office;

             (B) Administration of the forestry riparian easement program;

             (C) Contracting with private consultants to perform timber cruises;

             (D) Development of small landowner options through alternate management plans;

             (E) Evaluation of cumulative impacts of alternate plans;

             (F) Establishment of a small landowners advisory committee;

             (G) Development of criteria for determining compensation for qualifying timber; and

             (H) Collection and reporting of the statistical information on small landowners as directed in section 503 of chapter 4, Laws of 1999 sp. sess.

             (b) Of the general fund--state appropriation in this subsection:

             (i) $2,128,000 is provided solely for cooperative monitoring, evaluation, and research projects; hazard zonation; adopting and implementing new forest rules to protect riparian habitat and water quality; and geographic information systems improvements for forest roads and hydrography; and

             (ii) $872,000 is provided solely for the department to implement sections 501 through 505 of chapter 4, laws of 1999 sp. sess., including providing technical assistance for small forest landowners for the following:

             (A) Determining streamside buffers;

             (B) Preparation of road management plans;

             (C) Participation in watershed analysis and adaptive management;

             (D) Determining culvert replacement needs; and

             (E) Developing alternative plans to comply with forest and fish rules.

             (6) $44,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided solely for maintenance and safety improvements at the Gull Harbor marine station. The department shall develop a plan for use or disposal of the marine station by December 1, 1999.

             (7) $582,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided solely to expand geoduck resource management activities.

             (8) $172,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided solely to convert aquatic land maps and records to an electronic format.

             (9) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $400,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation are provided solely for spartina control. Within these amounts, the department shall continue support for a field study of biological control methods.

             (10) $2,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $2,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for fire protection activities.

             (11) $450,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided solely for the control and eradication of class B designate weeds on state lands.

             (12) $1,100,000 of the natural resources conservation areas stewardship account is provided solely to the department for planning, management, and stewardship of natural area preserves and natural resources conservation areas.

             (13) $384,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation is provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. 6277 (authorizing cost reimbursement agreements). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (14) $1,918,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, $2,574,000 of the forest development account appropriation, and $4,625,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation are provided solely for agency administration and support for fiscal year 2001. Of these amounts, $90,000 of the general fund--state appropriation, $75,000 of the forest development account appropriation, and $135,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation are provided solely for independent staff to support the board of natural resources. The office of financial management shall assist the board with initial staff hiring.

             (15) $2,000,000 of the forest development account appropriation is provided solely for immediate road decommissioning, maintenance, and repair in the Lake Whatcom watershed.

             (16) The department shall submit a report of the uses of the access road revolving fund to the legislature and the office of financial management no later than December 1, 2000. The report shall include the following:

             (a) Distribution of funds from fiscal year 1996 through fiscal year 2000;

             (b) Types of activities funded;

             (c) Method for prioritizing road projects, state-wide and by region; and

             (d) Proposed plan for road maintenance and repair in the 2001-2003 biennium.


             Sec. 307. 1999 c 309 s 309 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((7,476,000))

7,876,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((7,316,000))

7,516,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               4,440,000

General fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  410,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  818,000

State Toxics Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,365,000

Local Toxics Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  241,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((22,066,000))

22,666,000

 

             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 2000 and $37,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for technical assistance on pesticide management, including the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DOA-01.

             (2) $241,000 of the local toxics control account appropriation is provided solely to implement chapter 36, Laws of 1998 (fertilizer regulation). The amount provided in this subsection shall be used to conduct a comprehensive study of plant uptake of metals and to implement new fertilizer registration requirements.

             (3) $133,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $127,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for technical assistance to local watershed and salmon recovery planning efforts.

             (4) $400,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for activities to control and eradicate infestations of the asian gypsy moth.


PART IV

TRANSPORTATION


             Sec. 401. 1999 c 309 s 401 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((5,519,000))

5,630,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((4,947,000))

4,871,000

Architects' License Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((754,000))

678,000

Cemetery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            ((203,000))

205,000

Profession Engineers' Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((2,828,000))

2,703,000

Real Estate Commission--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((7,114,000))

6,824,000

Master License Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((7,423,000))

7,317,000

Uniform Commercial Code Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((3,472,000))

3,448,000

Real Estate Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            ((606,000))

630,000

Funeral Directors and Embalmers Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            ((457,000))

472,000

Washington Real Estate Research Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            ((368,000))

313,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((33,691,000))

33,091,000

 

             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 2000, $25,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $100,000 of the professional engineers' account appropriation are provided solely for Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5821 (on-site wastewater treatment). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (2) (($368,000)) $313,000 of the Washington real estate research account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5720 (real estate research). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.


             Sec. 402. 1999 c 309 s 402 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE PATROL

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((22,129,000))

21,496,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((20,858,000))

20,826,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               3,999,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  344,000

Death Investigations Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((2,816,000))

3,689,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((6,867,000))

9,611,000

County Criminal Justice Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((4,641,000))

2,887,000

Municipal Criminal Justice Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((1,831,000))

1,118,000

Fire Service Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                  125,000

Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$               1,386,000

Fire Service Training Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               6,730,000

State Toxics Control Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  442,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$                  260,000

Fingerprint Identification Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((2,392,000))

2,958,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((73,434,000))

75,871,000

 

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

             (1) $255,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $95,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for replacement of fire training equipment at the fire service training academy.

             (2) (($430,000)) $604,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for implementation of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5108 (missing/exploited children). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (3) $2,816,000 of the death investigation account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1560 (forensic lab services). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (4) $2,900,000 of the fire service training account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5102 (fire fighter training). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. In providing the fire fighter one training program required by the bill, the state patrol shall, to the extent possible, utilize existing public and private fire fighting training facilities in southeastern Washington.

             (5) $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.

             (6) $66,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $58,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for activities of the missing children's clearinghouse as related to services performed under subsection 202(1) of this act. If that subsection is not enacted, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (7) 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.

             (8) $300,000 of the death investigations account--state appropriation is provided solely for the operation of the state toxicology laboratory. If House Bill No. 2330 (liquor disbursements) is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (9) $1,386,000 of the disaster response account--state appropriation is provided solely for costs associated with the state patrol's participation in support of the world trade organization conference.

             (10) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 2420 (oil/gas pipeline safety). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.


PART V

EDUCATION


             Sec. 501. 1999 c 309 s 501 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR STATE ADMINISTRATION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((27,800,000))

34,844,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((26,535,000))

42,315,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$       ((78,121,000))

83,099,000

((Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               6,602,000

Health Services Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $               5,242,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$            3,671,000))

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $     ((147,971,000))

160,258,000

 

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

 

             (1) AGENCY OPERATIONS

             (a) $404,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $403,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the operation and expenses of the state board of education, including basic education assistance activities.

             (b) $348,000 of the ((public safety and education account)) general fund--state appropriation is provided for administration of the traffic safety education program, including in-service training related to instruction in the risks of driving while under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.

             (c) $128,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for increased costs of providing a norm-referenced test to all third grade students and retests of certain third grade students and other costs in accordance with chapter 319, Laws of 1998 (student achievement).

             (d) $145,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for an institutional education program director.

 

             (2) STATE-WIDE PROGRAMS

             (a) $2,524,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for in-service training and educational programs conducted by the Pacific Science Center. Of this amount, $350,000 is provided to add a math van.

             (b) $63,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for operation of the Cispus environmental learning center.

             (c) $2,754,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is 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.

             (d) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is 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.

             (e) (($3,671,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation and $2,252,000 of the public safety education account appropriation are)) $5,923,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for matching grants to enhance security in schools. Not more than seventy-five percent of a district's total expenditures for school security in any school year may be paid from a grant under this subsection. The grants shall be expended solely for the costs of employing or contracting for building security monitors in schools during school hours and school events. Of the amount provided in this subsection, at least $2,850,000 shall be spent for grants to districts that, during the 1988-89 school year, employed or contracted for security monitors in schools during school hours. However, these grants may be used only for increases in school district expenditures for school security over expenditure levels for the 1988-89 school year.

             (f) $5,649,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for FY 2001 is provided for school safety allocations to school districts. The amount provided in this subsection (2)(f) is subject to the following conditions and limitations:

             (i) School districts may use funds allocated under this subsection (2)(f) for school safety purposes for the 2000-01 school year, including but not limited to the following: Planning; training; equipment; before, during, and after-school safety; and minor building renovations.

             (ii) Allocations to school districts shall be made beginning on July 1, 2000, at a maximum rate of $10.00 multiplied by the full-time equivalent enrollment of the district. A district's allocation shall be reduced by any amount awarded to that district for security and safety grants under section 501 (2)(e) of this act and under sections 1 (2) and 2 of chapter 12, Laws of 1999 sp. sess. For purposes of this subsection "full-time equivalent enrollment" means the average K-12 full-time equivalent enrollment from September 1, 1999, to May 31, 2000, or 150 full-time equivalent students, whichever is greater.

             (g) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000, $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001, and $400,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation transferred from the department of health are provided solely 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.

             (((g))) (h) $1,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely 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.

             (((h))) (i) A maximum of $300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for alcohol and drug prevention programs pursuant to RCW 66.08.180.

             (((i))) (j) $5,702,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for shared infrastructure costs, data equipment maintenance, and depreciation costs for operation of the K-20 telecommunications network.

             (((j))) (k) $4,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for a K-20 telecommunications network technical support system 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 may be expended for state-level administration and staff training on the K-20 network.

             (((k))) (l) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for allocation to the primary coordinators of the state geographic alliance to improve the teaching of geography in schools.

             (((l))) (m) $2,000,000 of the ((public safety and education account)) general fund--state appropriation is provided for start-up grants for alternative programs and services that improve instruction and learning for at-risk students. Grants shall be awarded to applicants showing the greatest potential for improved student learning for at-risk students including:

             (i) Students who are disruptive or have been suspended, expelled, or subject to other disciplinary actions;

             (ii) Students with unexcused absences who need intervention;

             (iii) Students who have left school; and

             (iv) Students involved with the court system.

             (((m))) (n) $1,600,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for grants for magnet schools.

             (((n))) (o) $4,300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for complex need grants. Grants shall be provided according to amounts shown in LEAP Document 30C as developed on April 27, 1997, at 03:00 hours.

             (((o) $262,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $235,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 5593 (professional educator standards board). If Substitute Senate Bill No. 5593 is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (p) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for the purposes of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5413 (teacher assessment/certification). If Substitute Senate Bill No. 5413 is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (q))) (p) $431,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely to implement Engrossed House Bill No. 2760 (educator quality). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (q) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for grants to schools and school districts to establish school safety plans.

             (r) $5,242,000 of the ((health services account appropriation)) general fund--state is provided solely 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.

             (s) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided as matching funds for district contributions to provide analysis of the efficiency of school district business practices.

             (t) $750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for computer system programming and upgrades to benefit the office of the superintendent of public instruction, schools, and school districts.

             (u) $21,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $21,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 appropriation are provided solely for the increased costs resulting from Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1477 (school district organization). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amounts in this subsection shall lapse.

             (v) $1,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for the excellence in mathematics training program as specified in Substitute House Bill No. 1569 (excellence in mathematics). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount in this subsection shall lapse.

             (w) $2,000,000 of the ((public safety and education account)) general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for teacher institutes during the summer of 2000, programs, and administration costs, as provided for in Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2085 (disruptive students). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount in this subsection shall lapse.

             (x) (($100,000)) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for support for vocational student leadership organizations.

             (y) $1,100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for an equal matching grant to the Northeast vocational area cooperative to establish high-technology learning centers to provide college-level technology curriculum for high school students leading to an information technology certificate or degree. Only the following sources may be used as matching for the state funds: Private sector contributions; operating levy revenues; capital levy revenues; technology levy revenues; or other local funds not from federal or state sources.

             (z) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided for speech pathology grants to charitable organizations as qualified under the internal revenue code and incorporated under the laws of the state of Washington. These grants shall be used for the purpose of providing childhood speech pathology by nationally certified speech pathologists to children who have demonstrated a lack of verbal communication skills and who would benefit from such a program. Speech pathology services shall be provided at no cost to the child receiving the benefits or to the parents or guardians of the child.

             (aa) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for competitive grants to school districts to obtain curriculum or programs that allow high school students to have access to internet-based curriculum that leads directly to higher education credits or provides preparation for tests that lead to higher education credit in subjects including but not limited to mathematics, languages, and science.

             (bb) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($1,000,000)) $1,800,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for grants to school districts for programs to prepare high school students to achieve information technology industry skills certifications. The funds may be expended to provide or improve internet access; purchase and install networking or computer equipment; train faculty; or acquire curriculum materials. A match of cash or in-kind contributions from nonstate sources equal to at least half of the cash amount of the grant is required. To assure continuity of the curriculum with higher education institutions, the grant program will be designed and implemented by an interagency team comprised of representatives from the office of the superintendent of public instruction, the state board for community and technical colleges, the higher education coordinating board, and the office of financial management. School districts may apply for grants in cooperation with other school districts or community or technical colleges and must demonstrate in the grant application a cooperative relationship with a community or technical college in information technology programs. Preference for grants shall be made to districts with sound technology plans, which offer student access to computers outside of school hours, which demonstrate involvement of the private sector in information technology programs, and which serve the needs of low-income communities.

             (cc) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the Washington civil liberties education program pursuant to Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1572 (civil liberties education). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (dd) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is provided solely for the World War II oral history project pursuant to Substitute House Bill No. 2418 (WWII oral history project). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

             (ee) $431,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for the purchase of filtering servers necessary for districts to implement a computer technology filtering system for schools. Priority shall be given to districts that do not have any filtering systems in place. Funding shall be provided only at the request of that district's school board.

             (ff) $297,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided solely for training in oral medications administration. If Substitute Senate Bill No. 6328 (oral medications training) is enacted, the funds are provided to implement the provisions of the bill. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2000, the superintendent shall provide training in administration of oral medications using the model program developed by the office of the superintendent of public instruction.


             Sec. 502. 1999 c 309 s 502 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR GENERAL APPORTIONMENT (((BASIC EDUCATION)))

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  ((3,545,737,000))

3,507,296,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  ((3,551,100,000))

3,480,701,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $  ((7,096,837,000))

6,987,997,000

 

             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 1999-00 and 2000-01 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) 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 these additional certificated units shall not be considered as basic education funding;

             (A) Funds provided under this subsection (2)(a)(iii) 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 53.2 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 53.2 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 53.2 certificated instructional staff per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades K-4 may use allocations generated under this subsection (2)(a)(iii) 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)(iii) 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; and

             (iv) Forty-six certificated instructional staff units per thousand full-time equivalent students in grades 4-12;

             (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 for the 1999-00 school year and the 2000-01 school year. Districts documenting staffing ratios of less than 1 certificated staff per 19.5 students shall be allocated the greater of the total ratio in subsections (2)(a)(i) and (iv) of this section or the actual documented ratio; and

             (B) Skills center programs meeting the standards for skill center funding recommended by the superintendent of public instruction, January 1999, 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.08 certificated administrative units for each 16.67 full-time equivalent vocational students;

             (ii) Indirect cost charges, as defined by the superintendent of public instruction, to vocational-secondary programs shall not exceed 10 percent; and

             (iii) 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 1999-00 and 2000-01 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 ((16.97)) 16.49 percent in the 1999-00 school year and 15.62 percent in the 2000-01 school year((s)) for certificated salary allocations provided under subsection (2) of this section, and a rate of ((15.75)) 15.56 percent in the 1999-00 school year and 15.82 percent in the 2000-01 school year((s)) 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(2) 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 $8,117 per certificated staff unit in the 1999-00 school year and a maximum of (($8,271)) $8,239 per certificated staff unit in the 2000-01 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 $19,933 per certificated staff unit in the 1999-00 school year and a maximum of (($20,312)) $20,232 per certificated staff unit in the 2000-01 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 $15,467 per certificated staff unit in the 1999-00 school year and a maximum of (($15,761)) $15,699 per certificated staff unit in the 2000-01 school year.

             (7) Allocations for substitute costs for classroom teachers shall be distributed at a maintenance rate of $365.28 for the 1999-00 school year and $479.94 for the 2000-01 school year 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 state-wide for the 1998-99 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 (($6,444,000)) $10,598,000 outside the basic education formula during fiscal years 2000 and 2001 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 $457,000 may be expended in fiscal year 2000 and a maximum of (($466,000)) $464,000 may be expended in fiscal year 2001;

             (b) For summer vocational programs at skills centers, a maximum of $2,098,000 may be expended each fiscal year;

             (c) A maximum of (($325,000)) $585,000 may be expended for school district emergencies provided that up to $260,000 shall be for the Toutle Lake school district emergency; ((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((.)); and

             (e) A maximum of $3,117,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $779,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided for the 1999-00 school year for districts which experience an enrollment decline in the 1999-00 school year from the 1998-99 school year of more than 4.5 percent in full-time equivalent enrollment or more than 300 full-time equivalent students. The superintendent shall allocate funds to eligible school districts for up to one-half of the enrollment loss at the basic education unenhanced rate for the district. School districts receiving small school factor bonus funds shall not be eligible for enrollment decline funds to the extent that the district has no state apportionment loss as a result of the enrollment decline.

             (10) For purposes of RCW 84.52.0531, the increase per full-time equivalent student in state basic education appropriations provided under chapter 309, Laws of 1999, including appropriations for salary and benefits increases, is 4.0 percent from the 1998-99 school to the 1999-00 school year, and 3.0 percent from the 1999-00 school year to the 2000-01 school year. This subsection supersedes section 1, chapter 10, Laws of 1999 sp. sess.

             (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.


             Sec. 503. 1999 c 309 s 503 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

             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 1999-00 and 2000-01 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 25, 1999, at 18:53 hours.

             (3) Incremental fringe benefit factors shall be applied to salary adjustments at a rate of ((16.33)) 15.85 percent for school year 1999-00 and 14.98 percent for school year 2000-01 for certificated staff and ((12.25)) 12.06 percent for school year 1999-00 and 12.32 percent for school year 2000-01 for classified staff ((for both years of the biennium)).

             (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:

 

1999-00 K-12 Salary Schedule for Certificated Instructional Staff

 

Years of

Service                       BA                                             BA+15             BA+30             BA+45     BA+90

 

  0                               25,716               26,410               27,130               27,850               30,165

  1                               26,062               26,765               27,494               28,248               30,586

  2                               26,649               27,367               28,111               28,930               31,284

  3                               27,527               28,267               29,033               29,895               32,291

  4                               28,146               28,927               29,705               30,605               33,040

  5                               28,790               29,581               30,375               31,334               33,785

  6                               29,161               29,935               30,756               31,765               34,203

  7                               30,113               30,906               31,747               32,820               35,319

  8                               31,079               31,915               32,776               33,938               36,471

  9                                                         32,960               33,863               35,067               37,659

 10                                                                                  34,964               36,255               38,881

 11                                                                                                            37,477               40,161

 12                                                                                                            38,660               41,474

 13                                                                                                                                      42,820

 14                                                                                                                                      44,173

 15                                                                                                                                      45,322

 16 or more                                                                                                                         46,228

 

Years of                                                                                                  MA+90

Service                      BA+135             MA                 MA+45             or PHD

 

  0                               31,656               30,831               33,146               34,637

  1                               32,068               31,174               33,511               34,994

  2                               32,797               31,827               34,181               35,694

  3                               33,871               32,794               35,189               36,769

  4                               34,647               33,476               35,910               37,518

  5                               35,440               34,176               36,627               38,282

  6                               35,866               34,551               36,989               38,653

  7                               37,047               35,607               38,105               39,833

  8                               38,261               36,724               39,257               41,048

  9                               39,511               37,853               40,446               42,297

 10                              40,795               39,042               41,668               43,581

 11                              42,112               40,264               42,948               44,899

 12                              43,485               41,534               44,261               46,271

 13                              44,890               42,848               45,607               47,677

 14                              46,349               44,202               47,047               49,136

 15                              47,554               45,351               48,270               50,413

 16 or more                48,505               46,258               49,236               51,421

 

 

2000-01 K-12 Salary Schedule for Certificated Instructional Staff

 

Years of

Service                      BA                    BA+15              BA+30              BA+45              BA+90

 

  0                               26,487               27,203               27,943               28,686               31,070

  1                               26,843               27,568               28,319               29,095               31,503

  2                               27,448               28,189               28,954               29,798               32,223

  3                               28,352               29,115               29,904               30,792               33,260

  4                               28,991               29,794               30,596               31,524               34,031

  5                               29,653               30,469               31,286               32,274               34,798

  6                               30,036               30,833               31,679               32,718               35,229

  7                               31,017               31,833               32,699               33,805               36,378

  8                               32,011               32,873               33,759               34,956               37,565

  9                                                         33,949               34,879               36,119               38,789

 10                                                                                  36,013               37,343               40,048

 11                                                                                                            38,601               41,366

 12                                                                                                            39,820               42,718

 13                                                                                                                                      44,105

 14                                                                                                                                      45,498

 15                                                                                                                                      46,681

 16 or more                                                                                                                         47,615

 

Years of                                                                                                  MA+90

Service                      BA+135            MA                   MA+45             or PHD

 

  0                               32,605               31,756               34,140               35,676

  1                               33,030               32,109               34,517               36,044

  2                               33,781               32,782               35,207               36,765

  3                               34,887               33,778               36,245               37,872

  4                               35,687               34,480               36,988               38,643

  5                               36,503               35,202               37,726               39,431

  6                               36,942               35,588               38,099               39,813

  7                               38,158               36,675               39,249               41,028

  8                               39,409               37,826               40,435               42,279

  9                               40,696               38,989               41,659               43,566

 10                              42,018               40,213               42,918               44,889

 11                              43,375               41,471               44,236               46,246

 12                              44,789               42,780               45,589               47,659

 13                              46,237               44,134               46,975               49,107

 14                              47,739               45,528               48,459               50,610

 15                              48,981               46,711               49,719               51,926

 16 or more                49,960               47,645               50,713               52,964

 

          (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 a 1.67 percent increase for three learning improvement days added in the 1999-00 school year and maintained in the 2000-01 school year. A school district is eligible for the learning improvement day funds for school years 1999-00 and 2000-01, only if three days have been added to the base contract in effect for the 1998-99 school 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).


             Sec. 504. 1999 c 309 s 504 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION ADJUSTMENTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((187,659,000))

186,314,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((348,636,000))

344,013,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((536,295,000))

530,327,000

 

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

             (1) (($412,995,000)) $406,511,000 is provided for a cost of living adjustment of 3.0 percent effective September 1, 1999, and another 3.0 percent effective September 1, 2000, for state formula staff units. The appropriations include associated incremental fringe benefit allocations at rates of ((16.33)) 15.85 percent for school year 1999-00 and 14.98 percent for school year 2000-01 for certificated staff and ((12.25)) 12.06 percent for school year 1999-00 and 12.32 percent for school year 2000-01 for classified staff. The appropriation also includes 1.67 percent effective September 1, 1999, for three learning improvement days pursuant to section 503(7) of this act and the salary allocation schedule adjustments for beginning and senior certificated instructional 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. 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, learning improvement days for certificated instructional staff, and incremental fringe benefit allocations based on formula adjustments as follows:

             (i) For pupil transportation, an increase of $0.60 per weighted pupil-mile for the 1999-00 school year and $1.23 per weighted pupil-mile for the 2000-01 school year;

             (ii) For education of highly capable students, an increase of $14.04 per formula student for the 1999-00 school year and (($21.28)) $21.09 per formula student for the 2000-01 school year; and

             (iii) For transitional bilingual education, an increase of (($36.18)) $36.19 per eligible bilingual student for the 1999-00 school year and (($54.99)) $54.51 per eligible student for the 2000-01 school year; and

             (iv) For learning assistance, an increase of (($13.98)) $13.97 per entitlement unit for the 1999-00 school year and (($23.16)) $23.04 per entitlement unit for the 2000-01 school year.

             (c) The appropriations in this section include (($420,000)) $417,000 for fiscal year 2000 and (($962,000)) $1,214,000 for fiscal year 2001 for salary increase adjustments for substitute teachers.

             (2) (($123,300,000)) $123,816,000 is provided for adjustments to insurance benefit allocations. The maintenance rate for insurance benefit allocations is $335.75 per month for the 1999-00 and 2000-01 school years. The appropriations in this section provide for a rate increase to $388.02 per month for the 1999-00 school year and (($423.57)) $425.89 per month for the 2000-01 school year at the following rates:

             (a) For pupil transportation, an increase of $0.48 per weighted pupil-mile for the 1999-00 school year and (($0.80)) $0.82 for the 2000-01 school year;

             (b) For education of highly capable students, an increase of (($3.30)) $3.32 per formula student for the 1999-00 school year and (($5.58)) $5.72 for the 2000-01 school year;

             (c) For transitional bilingual education, an increase of (($8.45)) $8.46 per eligible bilingual student for the 1999-00 school year and (($14.22)) $14.59 for the 2000-01 school year; and

             (d) For learning assistance, an increase of $6.65 per funded unit for the 1999-00 school year and (($11.17)) $11.47 for the 2000-01 school year.

             (3) The rates specified in this section are subject to revision each year by the legislature.


             Sec. 505. 1999 c 309 s 505 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR PUPIL TRANSPORTATION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((179,802,000))

181,204,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((180,925,000))

181,061,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((360,727,000))

362,265,000

 

             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 (($1,475,000)) $1,473,000 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) $10,000 of the fiscal year 2000 appropriation and $10,000 of the fiscal year 2001 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 (($34.99)) $34.96 per weighted mile in the 1999-00 school year and (($35.20)) $35.17 per weighted mile in the 2000-01 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.


             Sec. 506. 1999 c 309 s 506 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                3,100,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                3,100,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((194,483,000))

227,204,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((200,683,000))

233,404,000

 

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

             (1) $6,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriations are provided for state matching money for federal child nutrition programs.

             (2) $175,000 of the general fund--state appropriations are provided for summer food programs for children in low-income areas.


             Sec. 507. 1999 c 309 s 507 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((392,036,000))

387,011,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((393,461,000))

385,482,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((148,159,000))

171,667,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((933,656,000))

944,160,000

 

             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, to the greatest extent possible, that special education students receive their appropriate 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 allocation funded in this section.

             (2) 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))) (3) 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.

             (((3))) (4) For the 1999-00 and 2000-01 school years, the superintendent shall distribute state funds to each district based on the sum of:

             (a) 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

             (b) A district's annual average full-time equivalent basic education enrollment multiplied by the funded enrollment percent determined pursuant to subsection (((4)(c))) (5)(c) of this section, multiplied by the district's average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student multiplied by 0.9309.

             (((4))) (5) The definitions in this subsection apply throughout this section.

             (a) "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.

             (b) "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).

             (c) "Enrollment percent" means the district's resident special education annual average enrollment including those students counted under the special education demonstration projects, excluding the birth through age two enrollment, as a percent of the district's annual average full-time equivalent basic education enrollment. For the 1999-00 and the 2000-01 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.

             (((5))) (6) 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, 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.

             (((6))) (7) A maximum of $12,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and a maximum of $12,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided as safety net funding for districts with demonstrated needs for state special education funding beyond the amounts provided in subsection (((3))) (4) 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 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 unusual needs of districts due to a special education population which differs significantly from the assumptions of the state funding formula. Awards shall be made to districts that convincingly demonstrate need due to the concentration and/or severity of disabilities in the district. Differences in program costs attributable to district philosophy or service delivery style are not a 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 Substitute Senate Bill No. 5626 (medicaid payments to schools).

             (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 $100,000 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.

             (((7))) (8) 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.

             (((8))) (9) The safety net oversight committee appointed by the superintendent of public instruction shall consist of:

             (a) Staff of 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.

             (((9) A maximum of)) (10) 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 of one or more individual special education students 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.

             (((10))) (11) 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.

             (((11))) (12) A maximum of $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.

             (((12))) (13) 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.

             (((13))) (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.

             (((14))) (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.


             Sec. 508. 1999 c 309 s 508 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

((Public Safety and Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$           16,276,000))

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                7,738,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                7,771,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              15,509,000

 

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

             (1) The appropriations include((s)) 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 $507,000 may be expended for regional traffic safety education coordinators.

             (3) The maximum basic state allocation per student completing the program shall be $137.16 in the 1999-00 and 2000-01 school years.

             (4) Additional allocations to provide tuition assistance for students from low-income families who complete the program shall be a maximum of $66.81 per eligible student in the 1999-00 and 2000-01 school years.


             Sec. 509. 1999 c 309 s 509 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DISTRICTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           ((4,547,000))

4,537,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           ((4,547,000))

4,530,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           ((9,094,000))

9,067,000

 

             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 $500,000 is provided for centers for the improvement of teaching pursuant to RCW 28A.415.010.


             Sec. 510. 1999 c 309 s 510 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR LOCAL EFFORT ASSISTANCE

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((98,315,000))

102,563,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((107,973,000))

122,114,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((206,288,000))

224,677,000


             Sec. 511. 1999 c 309 s 512 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR INSTITUTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((20,201,000))

19,296,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((21,542,000))

19,469,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $                8,548,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((50,291,000))

47,313,000

 

             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) $92,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $143,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.


             Sec. 512. 1999 c 309 s 513 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR PROGRAMS FOR HIGHLY CAPABLE STUDENTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           ((6,226,000))

6,164,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $           ((6,220,000))

6,105,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((12,446,000))

12,269,000

 

             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 (($313.27)) $312.19 per funded student for the 1999-00 school year and (($313.39)) $310.43 per funded student for the 2000-01 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) $350,000 of the appropriation is for the centrum program at Fort Worden state park.

             (4) $186,000 of the appropriation is for the ((odyssey of the mind)) Washington imagination network and future problem-solving programs.


             Sec. 513. 1999 c 309 s 511 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT ACT

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((264,388,000))

285,193,000


             Sec. 514. 1999 c 309 s 514 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--EDUCATION REFORM PROGRAMS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((35,144,000))

33,234,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((34,355,000))

36,300,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((69,499,000))

69,534,000

 

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

             (1) (($143,000)) $268,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($197,000)) $322,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for the commission established under PART I of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5418 or Second Substitute House Bill No. 1462. If neither bill is enacted by June 30, 1999, the amount provided in this subsection shall be used for implementation of education reform and an accountability system by the office of the superintendent of public instruction.

             (2) (($11,343,000)) $9,307,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($10,414,000)) $11,329,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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) $2,190,000 is provided solely for training of paraprofessional classroom assistants and certificated staff who work with classroom assistants as provided in RCW 28A.415.310.

             (4) $6,818,000 is provided for mentor teacher assistance, including state support activities, under RCW 28A.415.250 and 28A.415.260. Funds for the teacher assistance program shall be allocated to school districts based on the number of beginning teachers. The 1999 teacher preparation and development report from the Washington institute for public policy found that (a) there are no state-wide standards for what teacher assistance programs are intended to accomplish and (b) the program has not been changed to reflect increased expectations for improved student learning under education reform. By November 15, 2001, the office of the superintendent of public instruction shall submit a report to the education and fiscal committees of the house of representatives and the senate documenting the outcomes of program changes implemented in response to the study.

             (5) $4,050,000 is 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.

             (6) $7,200,000 is 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) $5,000,000 is provided solely for the meals for kids program under RCW 28A.235.145 through 28A.235.155.

             (8) $1,260,000 is provided for technical assistance related to education reform through the office of the superintendent of public instruction, in consultation with the commission on student learning or its successor, as specified in RCW 28A.300.130 (center for the improvement of student learning).

             (9) (($1,598,000)) $2,208,000 is provided solely for the leadership internship program for superintendents, principals, and program administrators.

             (10) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely to establish a mathematics helping corps subject to the following conditions and limitations:

             (a) In order to increase the availability and quality of technical mathematics assistance state-wide, the superintendent of public instruction, shall employ regional school improvement coordinators and mathematics school improvement specialists to provide assistance to schools and districts. The regional coordinators and specialists shall be hired by and work under the direction of a state-wide 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 coordinators and 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.

             (11) A maximum of $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation is provided to expand the number of summer accountability institutes offered by the superintendent of public instruction and the commission on student learning or its successor. 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 but placing an emphasis on mathematics.

             (12) $8,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $8,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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 one of the following conditions:

             (i) The program is recommended either by the education commission of the states or the Northwest regional educational laboratory; or

             (ii) The program is developed by schools or school districts and is approved by the office of the superintendent of public instruction based on the following criteria:

             (A) The program employs methods of teaching and student learning based on reliable reading/literacy research and effective practices;

             (B) 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;

             (C) It provides quality professional development and training for teachers, staff, and volunteer mentors and tutors;

             (D) It has measurable goals for student reading aligned with the essential academic learning requirements; and

             (E) It contains an evaluation component to determine the effectiveness of the program.

             (e) Funding priority shall be given to low-performing schools.

             (f) Beginning, interim, 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 July 1, 1999, through August 31, 2001.

             (13) (($100,000)) $120,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and (($227,000)) $272,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 are provided solely for ((a)) salary bonuses for teachers who attain certification by the national board for professional teaching standards.

             (a) During the 1999-00 school year, teachers who have attained certification by the national board will receive a one-time 15 percent salary bonus ((for teachers who have attained certification by the national board for professional teaching standards)). The bonus is provided in recognition of their outstanding performance. The bonuses shall be provided subject to the following conditions and limitations:

             (((a))) (i) For teachers achieving certification prior to September 1, 1999, the bonus shall begin on September 1, 1999.

             (((b))) (ii) Teachers enrolled in the program prior to September 1, 1999, achieving certification during the 1999-2000 school year shall be eligible for the bonus for the number of months during the school year that the individual has achieved certification.

             (((c) The superintendent shall establish a competitive selection process for teachers desiring to enroll in the program after September 1, 1999, to become eligible for the national certification bonus. Funds are provided for a maximum of 45 bonuses for the 2000-2001 school year. The superintendent shall approve a limited number of the most qualified applicants for potential bonus eligibility to ensure that the number of bonuses does not exceed available funds. The Washington state professional standards board, if created by law, or an advisory committee established by the superintendent of public instruction in consultation with the state board of education if a professional standards board is not created, shall review the national board certification standards to determine whether additional requirements to the national standards are needed to align the national requirements with Washington state standards for teachers and students under education reform)) (b) During the 2000-01 school year, teachers who have attained certification by the national board during the 2000-01 school year or in prior school years will receive an annual bonus of $3,500. The annual bonus will be paid in a lump sum amount. The annual bonus provided under this subsection shall not be included in the definition of "earnable compensation" under RCW 41.32.010(10).

             (c) It is the intent of the legislature that teachers achieving certification by the national board of professional teaching standards will receive no more than two bonus payments under this subsection.

             (14) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 is 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.

             (15) $35,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2000 and $71,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2001 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.


             Sec. 515. 1999 c 309 s 515 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL PROGRAMS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((35,136,000))

35,876,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((36,608,000))

37,605,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((71,744,000))

73,481,000

 

             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 (($648.50)) $646.06 per eligible bilingual student in the 1999-00 school year and $641.64 in the 2000-01 school year((s)), exclusive of salary and benefit adjustments provided in section 503 of this act.


             Sec. 516. 1999 c 309 s 516 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--FOR THE LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((71,205,000))

68,936,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((75,045,000))

69,470,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $       ((146,250,000))

138,406,000

 

             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 (($382.95)) $382.08 per funded unit for the 1999-00 school year and (($383.76)) $381.90 per funded unit for the 2000-01 school year.

             (3) A school district's funded units for the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 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 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 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 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.

             (4) 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.


             Sec. 517. 1999 c 309 s 517 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION--LOCAL ENHANCEMENT FUNDS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2000). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((33,095,000))

32,981,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((27,265,000))

27,315,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $         ((60,720,000))

60,296,000

 

             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 1999-00 school year shall be at a maximum annual rate of $28.81 per full-time equivalent student and $28.81 per full-time equivalent student for the 2000-01 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); ((and)) 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 2001). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $              57,500,000

 

             Better schools program funds are appropriated to provide additional school improvement resources to help students meet the essential academic learning requirements and student assessment performance standards. It is the intent of the legislature that these funds will be appropriated on an ongoing basis in future biennia. Allocations received under this section shall be used for the following new and expanded educational enhancements as follows:

             (1) $37,389,000 of the appropriation shall be allocated for class size reduction and expanded learning opportunities as follows:

             (a) For the 2000-01 school year, an additional 2.2 certificated instructional staff units for grades K-4 per thousand full-time equivalent students are provided to supplement the certificated staffing allocations under section 502 (2)(a) of this act. Funds allocated for these additional certificated units shall not be considered as basic education funding. The allocation may be used (i) for reducing class sizes in grades K-4 or (ii) 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.

             (b) 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 to employ additional certificated instructional staff or classified instructional assistants in grades K-12 or to provide additional classroom opportunities under (a) of this subsection in grades K-12.

             (c) Salary calculations, nonemployee related costs, and substitute teacher allocations shall be calculated in the same manner as provided under section 502 of this act. The allocation includes salary and benefit increases equivalent to those provided under section 503 of this act.

             (2) $20,111,000 of the appropriation shall be allocated for professional development and training as follows:

             (a) For fiscal year 2001, the funds shall be used for additional professional development for certificated and classified staff, including additional paid time for curriculum and lesson redesign and development work and training to ensure that instruction is aligned with state standards and student needs.

             (b) For fiscal year 2001, the superintendent shall allocate the funds to school districts at a rate of $20.04 per student based on the October 1999 P-105 unduplicated headcount.

             (c) School districts shall allocate the funds to schools and the expenditure of the funds shall be determined by the staff at each school site.


             Sec. 519. 1999 c 309 s 519 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Education Savings Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$         ((72,000,000))

78,612,000

Education Construction Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$              35,000,000

                          TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $            113,612,000

 

             The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: (($36,000,000))

             (1) $42,612,000 in fiscal year 2000 and $36,000,000 in fiscal year 2001 are appropriated to the common school construction account.

             (2) The education construction account appropriation shall be deposited in the common school construction account.


             NEW SECTION. Sec. 520. 1999 sp.s. c 10 s 1 (uncodified) is repealed.


PART VI

HIGHER EDUCATION


             Sec. 601. 1999 c 309 s 602 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

             The appropriations in sections 603 through 609 of this act provide state general fund support or employment and training trust account 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.

 

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