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SIXTIETH DAY

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MORNING SESSION

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Senate Chamber, Olympia, Thursday, March 13, 2003

      The Senate was called to order at 8:30 a.m. by President Owen. The Secretary called the roll and announced to the President that all Senators were present except Senator Swecker. On motion of Senator Esser, Senator Swecker was excused.

      The Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, consisting of Pages Eron Napier and Ryan Paxton, presented the Colors. Reverend Larry Rounsley, Jr., pastor of the Liberty Bible Church of the Nazarene in Vancouver, offered the prayer.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Sheahan, the reading of the Journal of the previous day was dispensed with and it was approved.


MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE

March 11, 2003


MR. PRESIDENT:

      The House has passed:

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1656,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1742, and the same are herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


March 11, 2003


MR. PRESIDENT:

      The House has passed:

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1420,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1571,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1593,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1594,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1597,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1604,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1654,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO 1676,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1712,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1723,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1746,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1789, and the same are herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


March 11, 2003


MR. PRESIDENT:

      The House has passed:

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1000,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1123,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1222,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1242,

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1243,

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1245,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1275,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1292,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1298,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1409,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1442,

      HOUSE BILL NO.1473,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1480,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1486,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1510,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1591,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1605,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1721,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1731,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1738,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1786,

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1805,

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1822,

      HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 4010,


      HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 4206, and the same are herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE

March 12, 2003

MR. PRESIDENT:

      The Speaker has signed HOUSE BILL NO. 1280, and the same is herewith transmitted.

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT

      The President signed:

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1280.


INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

SHB 1000          by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Sullivan, Cooper, Chase, O'Brien, Haigh and Nixon)

 

Regulating the authority of metropolitan municipal corporations to acquire property.

 

Referred to Committee on Land Use and Planning.

 

2SHB 1123        by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Kenney, Cox, Fromhold, Jarrett, Berkey, Chase, Kessler, Wallace, Conway, Wood, Cody, McCoy and Upthegrove)

 

Creating the state financial aid account.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

 

SHB 1222          by House Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Dickerson, Ruderman, Lovick, Romero, Schual-Berke, Hunt, Nixon, Wood, Conway, Simpson, Chase and Haigh)

 

Requiring voting devices to be accessible to individuals with disabilities.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

 

ESHB 1242        by House Committee on Technology, Telecommunications and Energy (originally sponsored by Representatives Sullivan, Crouse, Wood, Morris, Grant, Schoesler, Quall, Ruderman and Mielke)

 

Establishing requirements for the use of biodiesel by state agencies.

 

Referred to Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Water.

 

ESHB 1243        by House Committee on Technology, Telecommunications and Energy (originally sponsored by Representatives Sullivan, Wood, Crouse, Morris and Schoesler)

 

Establishing a biodiesel pilot project for school transportation.

 

Referred to Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Water.

 

2SHB 1245        by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Linville, Schoesler, Rockefeller, Sump, Orcutt, Eickmeyer, Quall and Mielke) (by request of Commissioner of Public Lands Sutherland)

 

Establishing contract harvesting of timber on state trust lands.

 

Referred to Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Water.

 

SHB 1275          by House Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Representatives Darneille, Pflug, Moeller, Cody, Romero, Wood and Upthegrove) (by request of Department of Health)

 

Transferring the human immunodeficiency virus insurance program to the department of health.

 

Referred to Committee on Health and Long-Term Care.

 

HB 1292            by Representatives Rockefeller, Delvin, Grant, Moeller, Hankins, Hinkle, Mastin, Eickmeyer, Orcutt, Wallace, Fromhold, Haigh, Holmquist, McMahan and Woods

 

Authorizing additional superior court judicial positions.

 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary.


 

SHB 1298          by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Sommers, Alexander, Fromhold, Conway and Benson)

 

Vesting after five years of service in the defined benefit portion of the public employees' retirement system, the school employees' retirement system, and the teachers' retirement system plan 3.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

 

SHB 1409          by House Committee on Fisheries, Ecology and Parks (originally sponsored by Representatives Upthegrove, Hunt and Clibborn)

 

Defining "potentially dangerous litter" and making it a civil infraction to improperly dispose of potentially dangerous litter.

 

Referred to Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Water.

 

HB 1420            by Representatives Quall, Schoesler, Eickmeyer, Sump, Grant, Kristiansen, Hunt, Blake, McDermott, Hatfield, Sehlin, Bailey and Linville

 

Allowing special districts to provide drainage ditches and tide gates.

 

Referred to Committee on Agriculture.

 

SHB 1442          by House Committee on Commerce and Labor (originally sponsored by Representatives Wood and Chandler)

 

Revising provisions for sale of timeshares.

 

Referred to Committee on Financial Services, Insurance and Housing.

 

HB 1473            by Representatives Hudgins, Nixon, Flannigan, Pettigrew, Clibborn, Kenney, Haigh, Hinkle, Bailey, Morrell and Upthegrove

 

Specifying when vacancies in certain public offices may be filled.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

 

HB 1480            by Representatives Clibborn, Ericksen and Wallace (by request of Department of Transportation)

 

Allowing sharing of condemnation appraisal information.

 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

 

SHB 1486          by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives O'Brien, Delvin, Cairnes, Lovick, Hankins, Simpson, Roach, Bush, Fromhold, Ericksen, McDonald, Woods, Cooper, Campbell, Anderson and Kenney)

 

Exempting the surviving spouse and children of certain law enforcement officers or fire fighters from paying tuition and fees.

 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education.

 

HB 1510            by Representatives Haigh, Eickmeyer, Morris and Simpson

 

Modifying the prorationing of fire protection district property tax levies.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

 

SHB 1571          by House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Law (originally sponsored by Representatives Holmquist, Dickerson, Delvin, Upthegrove, Pettigrew, Hinkle, Priest, Condotta, Kristiansen, Orcutt, Rockefeller, Bush, McCoy and Clements)

 

Enhancing enforcement of child support obligations.

 

Referred to Committee on Children and Family Services and Corrections.

 

HB 1591            by Representatives Gombosky, Cairnes and McIntire (by request of Department of Revenue)

 

Modifying excise tax interest provisions.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.


 

SHB 1593          by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Berkey, Mielke, Dunshee, Haigh, Benson, Romero, Ahern, Moeller, Wood, Hinkle and Sullivan)

 

Requiring the delivery of endorsements by recording officers.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

 

HB 1594            by Representatives Berkey, Haigh, Dunshee, Romero, Mielke, Benson, Ahern, Moeller, Wood, Alexander, Hinkle and Sullivan

 

Clarifying the role of a chief financial officer in a charter county.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

 

SHB 1597          by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Mielke, Armstrong, Boldt, Orcutt, Wood, Woods, Kristiansen, Campbell, Hatfield, Sump and Schoesler)

 

Allowing holders of commercial drivers' licenses to delay a physical examination.

 

Referred to Committee on Highways and Transportation.

 

SHB 1604          by House Committee on Commerce and Labor (originally sponsored by Representatives Cody, Edwards, Conway, Schual-Berke, Morrell, Moeller, Clibborn, Simpson, Wood and Campbell)

 

Increasing the number of health care facilities that are prohibited from requiring employees to perform overtime work.

 

Referred to Committee on Health and Long-Term Care.

 

SHB 1605          by House Committee on Technology, Telecommunications and Energy (originally sponsored by Representatives Ruderman, Anderson, Sullivan, Miloscia, Schual-Berke, Conway, O'Brien and Lovick)

 

Creating a statewide justice information network.

 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

 

HB 1654            by Representatives Schual-Berke and Benson

 

Borrowing money by domestic mutual insurers.

 

Referred to Committee on Financial Services, Insurance and Housing.

 

ESHB 1656        by House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Ruderman, Nixon, McIntire and Cairnes)

 

Modifying fees for locating unclaimed property.

 

Referred to Committee on Financial Services, Insurance and Housing.

 

SHB 1676          by House Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance (originally sponsored by Representatives Schual-Berke, Benson and Simpson) (by request of Insurance Commissioner Kreidler)

 

Providing civil and criminal penalties for the unlawful transaction of insurance or health coverage.

 

Referred to Committee on Financial Services, Insurance and Housing.

 

HB 1712            by Representatives O'Brien, Mielke and Darneille (by request of Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development)

 

Revising provisions relating to registration of sex offenders and kidnapping offenders.

 

Referred to Committee on Children and Family Services and Corrections.

 

SHB 1721          by House Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Representatives Moeller, Boldt, Fromhold and Wallace)

 

Concerning dentistry.

 

Referred to Committee on Health and Long-Term Care.

 

SHB 1723          by House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Carrell, Gombosky, Talcott, Cairnes and Roach)

 

Exempting qualified historic property from the state property tax.


 

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

 

SHB 1731          by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Kenney, Cox and Chase) (by request of Higher Education Coordinating Board)

 

Changing provisions in the educational opportunity grant program.

 

Referred to Committee on Higher Education.

 

SHB 1738          by House Committee on Commerce and Labor (originally sponsored by Representatives Haigh and Armstrong) (by request of Office of Financial Management)

 

Providing for recoupment of state employee salary and wage overpayments.

 

Referred to Committee on Commerce and Trade.

 

ESHB 1742        by House Committee on Trade and Economic Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Rockefeller, Eickmeyer, McIntire, Lantz, Woods and Haigh)

 

Modifying public facilities district authority.

 

Referred to Committee on Economic Development.

 

HB 1746            by Representatives Alexander, Conway, DeBolt, Chandler and Simpson

 

Requiring electrical contractors to be licensed before advertising.

 

Referred to Committee on Commerce and Trade.

 

HB 1786            by Representatives Veloria and Santos

 

Modifying mobile home landlord-tenant provisions.

 

Referred to Committee on Financial Services, Insurance and Housing.

 

SHB 1789          by House Committee on Capital Budget (originally sponsored by Representatives Blake, Priest and Dunshee)

 

Concerning capital budget project savings.

 

Referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

 

SHB 1805          by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives O'Brien, Nixon, Kagi, Tom, Sommers and Clibborn)

 

Changing the number of district court judges.

 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

 

HB 1822            by Representatives Lantz, Delvin, O'Brien, Armstrong, Cairnes and Darneille

 

Changing the number of district court judicial positions.

 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary.

 

HJM 4010          by Representatives Haigh, Conway, Talcott, Bush, Sehlin, Bailey, O'Brien, Simpson, McCoy, Hatfield, Carrell, Woods, Rockefeller, Anderson, Blake, Eickmeyer, Wood, Linville, McMahan, Campbell, Wallace, Upthegrove, Kenney and McDonald (by request of Joint Select Committee on Veterans' and Military Affairs)

 

Requesting that veterans receive concurrent retirement and disability payments.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations and Elections.

 

HJR 4206           by Representatives Hudgins, Nixon, Flannigan, Pettigrew, Clibborn, Kenney, Haigh, Hinkle, Bailey, Morrell and Upthegrove

 

Amending the Constitution to provide for vacancies that occur after the general election.

 

Referred to Committee on Government Operations and Elections.




MOTION


      On motion of Senator Sheahan, House Bill No. 1604 was referred to the Committee on Health and Long-Term Care.


SECOND READING


CONFIRMATION OF GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Rasmussen, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9076, Donald Meyer, as a member of the Board of Trustees for Pierce Community College District No. 11, was confirmed.

      Senators Rasmussen and Carlson spoke to the confirmation of Donald Meyer as a member of the Board of Trustees for Pierce Community College District No. 11.


APPOINTMENT OF DONALD MEYER


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 48; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 1.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 48.

     Excused: Senator Swecker - 1.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Sheahan, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9148, Kenneth Alhadeff, as a member of the Board of Regents for Washington State University, was confirmed.

 

APPOINTMENT OF KENNETH ALHADEFF

 

      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 49; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 49.

 

MOTION


      On motion of Senator Brandland, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9149, Art George, as a member of the Board of Trustees for Bellingham Technical College District No. 25, was confirmed.

      Senators Brandlund and Prentice spoke to Art George as a member of the Board of Trustees for Bellingham Technical College District No. 25.


APPOINTMENT OF ART GEORGE


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 49; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 49.


      There being no objection, the Senate resumed consideration of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5680 and the pending amendment by Senators Mulliken and Tim Sheldon on page 4, line 21, deferred March 12, 2003.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Mulliken, and there being no objection, the amendment on page 4, line 21, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5680 was withdrawn.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Mulikken, the following amendment by Senators Mulliken, Spanel and Tim Sheldon was adopted:

       On page 4, line 18, after "(a)" strike all material through "that county;" on line 29 and insert the following:

       "On or before December 1, 2004, and every seven years thereafter, for ((Clallam,)) Clark, ((Jefferson,)) King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom counties and the cities within those counties;

       (b) On or before December 1, 2005, and every seven years thereafter, for Cowlitz, Island, ((Lewis, Mason,)) San Juan, and Skagit((, and Skamania)) counties and the cities within those counties;

       (c) On or before December 1, 2006, and every seven years thereafter, for Benton((, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas,)) and Spokane((, and Yakima)) counties and the cities within those counties;"





MOTION


      On motion of Senator Mulliken, the rules were suspended, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5680 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5680.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5680 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 38; Nays, 11; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, Kastama, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 38.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Fairley, Jacobsen, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Regala, Spanel and Thibaudeau - 11.

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5680, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5022, by Senators Parlette, Haugen, Zarelli, Hale, Stevens, Mulliken and T. Sheldon

 

Authorizing comprehensive plan amendments to be considered as often as once every six months.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Mulliken, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5022 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5022 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Mulliken, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5022 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5022.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5022 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 40; Nays, 9; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Finkbeiner, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 40.

     Voting nay: Senators Fairley, Franklin, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Regala and Thibaudeau - 9.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5022, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


      EDITOR’S NOTE: The motion to advance Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No 5012 to third reading failed to receive the constitutional two-thirds vote on the Fifty-ninth Day, March 12, 2003, and the bill was referred to the Committee on Rules.


THIRD READING


      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5012, by Senators Johnson, Finkbeiner, Esser and Oke

 

Authorizing charter schools.


      The bill was read the third time.


      Debate ensued.


      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5012.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5012 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 26; Nays, 23; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Reardon, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Swecker, West and Zarelli - 26.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Haugen, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Thibaudeau and Winsley - 23.

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5012, having received the constitutional majority was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.




MOTION


      On motion of Senator Sheahan, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5012 was ordered to be immediately transmitted to the House of Representatives.


MOTION TO LIMIT DEBATE

 

      Senator West: “Mr. President, Pursuant to Rule 29, I move that the members of the Senate be allowed to speak only once and be limited to three minutes on each motion or amendment, except that the mover of the motion shall be allowed to open and close debate, and also that members be prohibited from yielding their time. This motion shall be in effect through the sixty-sixth day, March 19, 2003.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the motion by Senator West to limit debate through the sixty-sixth day, March 19, 2003.

      The motion by Senator West carried and debate will be limited through the sixty-sixth day, March 19, 2003.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Sheahan, the Senate returned to the sixth order of business.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5601, by Senators McCaslin and Deccio

 

Including charity care in the good samaritan law.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator McCaslin, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5601 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5601 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator McCaslin, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5601 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5601.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5601 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote Yeas, 34; Nays, 15; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 34.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Kastama, Kline, McAuliffe, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel and Thibaudeau - 15.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5601, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5737, by Senators Benton and Prentice

 

Reporting abandoned property.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Benton, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5737 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5737 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      Senator Fraser moved that the following amendments by Senators Fraser and Prentice be considered simultaneously be adopted:

       On page 1, line 13, strike "((twenty-five)) more than one hundred" and insert "twenty-five"

       On page 1, line 15, strike "((twenty-five)) more than one hundred" and insert "twenty-five"

       On page 2, line 8, strike "((under twenty-five)) of one hundred dollars or less" and insert "under twenty-five dollars"

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendments on page 1, lines 13 and 15, and page 2, line 8, to Senate Bill No. 5737.

      The motion by Senator Fraser failed and the amendments were not adopted.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Benton, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5737 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5737.





ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5737 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 44; Nays, 4; Absent, 1; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 44.

     Voting nay: Senators Fairley, Fraser, Kline and Kohl-Welles - 4.

     Absent: Senator Roach - 1.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5737, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5709, by Senators Deccio, Thibaudeau, Franklin, Winsley and Shin (by request of Department of Social and Health Services and Department of Health)

 

Concerning nursing practices in community-based and in-home care.


      The bill was read the second time.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Deccio, the rules were suspended, Senate Bill No. 5709 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5709.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5709 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 49; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 49.

      SENATE BILL NO. 5709, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


MOTION


      At 10:33 p.m., on motion of Senator Sheahan, the Senate recessed until 1:00 p.m.


      The Senate was called to order at 1:00 p.m. by President Owen.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Hewitt, Senators Benton, Parlette and Roach were excused.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Eide, Senator Poulsen was excused.


SECOND READING

CONFIRMATION OF GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENT


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Doumit, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9015, Kay Cochran, as a member of the Board of Trustees for Lower Columbia Community College District No. 13, was confirmed.

      Senators Doumit and Carlson spoke to the confirmation of Kay Cochran as a member of the Board of Trustees for Lower Columbia Community College District No. 13.


APPOINTMENT OF KAY COCHRAN


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 37; Nays, 0; Absent, 8; Excused, 4.

     Voting yea: Senators Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Mulliken, Oke, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Zarelli - 37.

     Absent: Senators Deccio, Hale, Johnson, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Reardon and Winsley - 8.

     Excused: Senators Benton, Parlette and Poulsen and Roach - 4.



MOTION


      On motion of Senator Eide, Senator Kline was excused.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Hewitt, Senators Deccio and McCaslin were excused.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Carlson, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9029, Susan Fratt, as a member of the Board of Trustees for Clark Community College District No. 14 , was confirmed.

      Senators Carlson and Kohl-Welles spoke to the confirmation of Susan Fratt as a member of the Board of Trustees for Clark Community College District No. 14.


APPOINTMENT OF SUSAN FRATT


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 42; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 7.

     Voting yea: Senators Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 42.

     Excused: Senators Benton, Deccio, Kline, McCaslin, Parlette, Poulsen and Roach - 7.

 

MOTION


      On motion of Senator Mulliken, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9040, Robert Holloway, as a member of the Board of Trustees for Big Bend Community College District No 18, was confirmed.


APPOINTMENT OF ROBERT HOLLAWAY


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 42; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 7.

     Voting yea: Senators Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 42.

     Excused: Senators Benton, Deccio, Kline, McCaslin, Parlette, Poulsen and Roach - 7.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Reardon, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9031, Thomas J. Gaffney, as a member of the Board of Trustees for Everett Community College District No 5, was confirmed.

 

APPOINTMENT OF THOMAS J. GAFFNEY

 

      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 44; Nays, 0; Absent, 1; Excused, 4.

     Voting yea: Senators Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 44.

     Absent: Senator Johnson - 1.

     Excused: Senators Benton, McCaslin, Poulsen and Roach - 4.

 

SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5540, by Senators Sheahan and Rasmussen

 

Allowing seed testing fees to increase in excess of the fiscal growth factor set out in chapter 43.135 RCW.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Swecker, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5540 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5540 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Swecker, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5540 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5540.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5540 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 46; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 3.

     Voting yea: Senators Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 46.

     Excused: Senators Benton, McCaslin and Roach - 3.



      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5540, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5780, by Senators Stevens, Hargrove and Shin (by request of Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development)

 

Revising method for making distributions under the municipal criminal justice assistance account.



MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Stevens, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5780 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5780 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Stevens, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5780 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5780.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5780 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 48; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 1.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 48.

     Excused: Senator Roach - 1.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5780, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5719, by Senators Winsley, Prentice, Benton, Finkbeiner and Shin

 

Penalizing the fraudulent use of credit card scanning devices.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Winsley, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5719 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5719 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Winsley, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5719 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5719.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5719 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 49; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 49.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5719, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5716, by Senators Prentice, Winsley, Benton, Kline, McCaslin and Rasmussen

 

Prohibiting manufacture or sale of fraudulent drivers' licenses and identicards.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Prentice, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5716 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5716 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.




      On motion of Senator Prentice, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5716 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5716.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5716 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 48; Nays, 0; Absent, 1; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 48.

     Absent: Senator Deccio - 1.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5716, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5248, by Senators Horn, Haugen, Prentice, Oke and Stevens

 

Achieving transportation workforce efficiencies.

MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Horn, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5248 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5248 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Horn, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5248 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5248.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5248 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 49; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 49.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5248, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5769, by Senators Horn, Haugen, Swecker, Esser and Kline

 

Authorizing bond authority for regional transportation investment districts.


      The bill was read the second time.

MOTION


      On motion of Senator Horn, the rules were suspended, Senate Bill No. 5769 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5769.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5769 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 48; Nays, 1; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 48.

     Voting nay: Senator Benton - 1.

      SENATE BILL NO. 5769, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.

SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5282, by Senators Hargrove, Mulliken, T. Sheldon, Doumit, Benton and Zarelli

 

Eliminating growth management hearings boards.


      The bill was read the second time.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Mulliken, the rules were suspended, Senate Bill No. 5282 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5282.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5282 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 29; Nays, 20; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hargrove, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West and Zarelli - 29.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Eide, Esser, Franklin, Fraser, Haugen, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel, Thibaudeau and Winsley - 20.

      SENATE BILL NO. 5282, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5646, by Senators Oke, Poulsen and B. Sheldon

 

Providing incentives to increase transportation revenues by reforming laws limiting the provision of passenger-only ferry service.


      The bill was read the second time.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Oke, the rules were suspended, Senate Bill No. 5646 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5646.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5646 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 49; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 49.

      SENATE BILL NO. 5646, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5850, by Senators Oke, B. Sheldon, T. Sheldon, Poulsen, Kohl-Welles and McAuliffe


      Providing passenger ferry services.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Oke, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5850 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5850 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      Senator Oke moved that the following striking amendment by Senators Oke, Betti Sheldon, Esser and Tim Sheldon be adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. INTENT. The legislature finds that passenger-only ferry service is a key element to the state's transportation system and that it is in the interest of the state to ensure provision of such services. The legislature further finds that diminished state transportation resources require that regional and local authorities be authorized to develop, operate, and fund needed services.

       It is the intent of the legislature that the state provide for a transition from state-provided to local service and that the department of transportation provide resources to assist in this effort.

       It is the intent of the legislature to encourage interlocal agreements to ensure passenger-only ferry service is maintained on routes that the Washington state ferry system eliminates.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 36.57A RCW to read as follows:

       PTBA AUTHORIZATION FOR PASSENGER-ONLY FERRIES. A public transportation benefit area having a boundary located on Puget Sound may implement a passenger ferry service. For the purposes of this chapter and sections 7, 8, and 10 of this act, Puget Sound is considered as extending north as far as the Canadian border and west as far as Port Angeles. The benefit area must develop a passenger ferry investment plan including elements to operate or contract for the operation of passenger ferry services, purchase, lease, or rental of ferry vessels and dock facilities for the provision of transit service, and identify other activities necessary to implement the plan. The plan must set forth terminal locations to be served, projected costs of providing services, and revenues to be generated from tolls, locally collected tax revenues, and other revenue sources. The benefit area may use any of its powers to carry out this purpose, unless otherwise prohibited by law. In addition, the public transportation benefit area may enter into contracts and agreements to operate passenger-only ferry service and public-private partnerships and design-build, general contractor/construction management, or other alternative procurement process substantially consistent with chapter 39.10 RCW.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 36.57A RCW to read as follows:

       TAXES, FEES, AND TOLLS. (1) A public transportation benefit area may, as part of a passenger ferry investment plan, recommend some or all of the following revenue sources as provided in this chapter:

       (a) A motor vehicle excise tax, as provided in section 7 of this act;

       (b) A sales and use tax, as provided in section 8 of this act;

       (c) Tolls for passengers and packages and, where applicable, parking; and

       (d) Charges or licensing fees for advertising, leasing space for services to ferry passengers, and other revenue-generating activities.

       (2) Taxes may not be imposed without an affirmative vote of the majority of the voters within the boundaries of the area voting on a single ballot proposition to both approve a passenger ferry investment plan and to approve taxes to implement the plan. Revenues from these taxes and fees may be used only to implement the plan. A district may contract with the state department of revenue or other appropriate entities for administration and collection of any of the taxes or charges authorized in this section.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 47.52 RCW to read as follows:

       CONVEYANCE OF FERRY VESSELS. The department of transportation may enter into contracts with public transportation benefit areas meeting the requirements of section 2 of this act and ferry districts created under section 10 of this act to convey passenger ferry vessels and other properties associated with passenger-only ferry service that serve to provide passenger ferry service, as full or part consideration for the benefit area or ferry district assuming all future maintenance and operation obligations and costs required to maintain and operate the vessel and facilities. The conveyances must provide that the vessels or properties revert to the department if the vessels are not used for providing passenger ferry service.

       Sec. 5. RCW 47.60.120 and 1993 c 427 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

       TEN-MILE RULE EXEMPTION. (1) If the department acquires or constructs, maintains, and operates any ferry crossings upon or toll bridges over Puget Sound or any of its tributary or connecting waters, there shall not be constructed, operated, or maintained any other ferry crossing upon or bridge over any such waters within ten miles of any such crossing or bridge operated or maintained by the department excepting such bridges or ferry crossings in existence, and being operated and maintained under a lawfully issued franchise at the time of the location of the ferry crossing or construction of the toll bridge by the department.

       (2) The ten-mile distance in subsection (1) of this section means ten statute miles measured by airline distance. The ten-mile restriction shall be applied by comparing the two end points (termini) of a state ferry crossing to those of a private ferry crossing.

       (3) The Washington utilities and transportation commission may, upon written petition of a commercial ferry operator certificated or applying for certification under chapter 81.84 RCW, and upon notice and hearing, grant a waiver from the ten-mile restriction. The waiver must not be detrimental to the public interest. In making a decision to waive the ten-mile restriction, the commission shall consider, but is not limited to, the impact of the waiver on transportation congestion mitigation, air quality improvement, and the overall impact on the Washington state ferry system. The commission shall act upon a request for a waiver within ninety days after the conclusion of the hearing. A waiver is effective for a period of five years from the date of issuance. At the end of five years the waiver becomes permanent unless appealed within thirty days by the commission on its own motion, the department, or an interested party.

       (4) The department shall not maintain and operate any ferry crossing or toll bridge over Puget Sound or any of its tributary or connecting waters that would infringe upon any franchise lawfully issued by the state and in existence and being exercised at the time of the location of the ferry crossing or toll bridge by the department, without first acquiring the rights granted to such franchise holder under the franchise.

       (5) This section does not apply to the operation of passenger-only ferry service operated by public transportation benefit areas meeting the requirements of section 2 of this act or by ferry districts created under section 10 of this act.

       Sec. 6. RCW 47.64.090 and 1983 c 15 s 27 are each amended to read as follows:

       USE OF STATE FERRY FACILITIES. (1) Except as provided in section 4 of this act and subsection (2) of this section, if any party assumes the operation and maintenance of any ferry or ferry system by rent, lease, or charter from the department of transportation, such party shall assume and be bound by all the provisions herein and any agreement or contract for such operation of any ferry or ferry system entered into by the department shall provide that the wages to be paid, hours of employment, working conditions, and seniority rights of employees will be established by the marine employees' commission in accordance with the terms and provisions of this chapter and it shall further provide that all labor disputes shall be adjudicated in accordance with chapter 47.64 RCW.

       (2) If a public transportation benefit area meeting the requirements of section 2 of this act or a ferry district created under section 10 of this act has voter approval to operate passenger-only ferry service, it may enter into an agreement with Washington State Ferries to rent, lease, or purchase passenger-only vessels, related equipment, or terminal space for purposes of loading and unloading the passenger-only ferry. A benefit area or ferry district or subcontractor of that benefit area or ferry district that qualifies under this subsection is not subject to the restrictions of subsection (1) of this section, but is subject to the terms of those agreements and contracts that it or its subcontractor negotiates with its labor groups. These labor contracts will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the public employment relations commission, as provided for in chapter 41.58 RCW, or the National Labor Relations Act, as appropriate.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. A new section is added to chapter 82.80 RCW to read as follows:

       MOTOR VEHICLE EXCISE TAX AUTHORIZED. (1) Public transportation benefit areas authorized to implement passenger ferry service under section 2 of this act whose boundaries (a) are on the Puget Sound, but (b) do not include an area where a regional transit authority has been formed, may submit an authorizing proposition to the voters and, if approved, may levy and collect an excise tax, at a rate approved by the voters, but not exceeding eighty one-hundredths of one percent on the value, under chapter 82.44 RCW, of every motor vehicle owned by a resident of the taxing district, solely for the purpose of providing passenger ferry service. The tax may be collected only at the time of vehicle license renewal under chapter 46.16 RCW. The tax will be imposed on vehicles previously registered in another state or nation when they are initially registered in this state. In a county imposing a motor vehicle excise tax surcharge under RCW 81.100.060, the maximum tax rate under this section must be reduced to a rate equal to eighty one-hundredths of one percent on the value less the equivalent motor vehicle excise tax rate of the surcharge imposed under RCW 81.100.060. This rate does not apply to vehicles licensed under RCW 46.16.070 with an unladen weight more than six thousand pounds, or to vehicles licensed under RCW 46.16.079, 46.16.085, or 46.16.090.

       (2) The department of licensing shall administer and collect the tax. The department shall deduct a percentage amount, as provided by contract, not to exceed two percent of the taxes collected, for administration and collection expenses incurred by it. The remaining proceeds must be remitted to the custody of the state treasurer for monthly distribution to the public transportation benefit area.

       (3) The public transportation benefit area imposing this tax shall delay the effective date at least six months from the date the fee is approved by the qualified voters of the authority area to allow the department of licensing to implement administration and collection of the tax.

       (4) Before an authority may impose a tax authorized under this section, the authorization for imposition of the tax must be approved by a majority of the qualified electors of the authority area voting on that issue.

       (5) An authority imposing a tax under subsection (1) of this section may also impose a sales and use tax solely for the purpose of providing passenger ferry service, in addition to the tax authorized by RCW 82.14.030, upon retail car rentals within the authority's jurisdiction that are taxable by the state under chapters 82.08 and 82.12 RCW. The rate of tax may not exceed 2.172 percent. The rate of tax imposed under this subsection must bear the same ratio to the 2.172 percent rate authorized that the rate imposed under subsection (1) of this section bears to the rate authorized under subsection (1) of this section. The base of the tax is the selling price in the case of a sales tax or the rental value of the vehicle used in the case of a use tax. The revenue collected under this subsection must be used in the same manner as excise taxes under subsection (1) of this section.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. A new section is added to chapter 82.14 RCW to read as follows:

       SALES AND USE TAX AUTHORIZATION. Public transportation benefit areas providing passenger ferry service as provided in section 2 of this act whose boundaries (1) are on the Puget Sound, but (2) do not include an area where a regional transit authority has been formed, may submit an authorizing proposition to the voters and, if approved by a majority of persons voting, fix and impose a sales and use tax in accordance with the terms of this chapter, solely for the purpose of providing passenger ferry service.

       The tax authorized by this section is in addition to the tax authorized by RCW 82.14.030 and must be collected from those persons who are taxable by the state under chapters 82.08 and 82.12 RCW upon the occurrence of a taxable event within the taxing district. The maximum rate of the tax must be approved by the voters and may not exceed one percent of the selling price in the case of a sales tax or value of the article used in the case of a use tax. The maximum rate of the tax that may be imposed may not exceed nine-tenths of one percent in a county that imposes a tax under RCW 82.14.340. The exemptions in RCW 82.08.820 and 82.12.820 are for the state portion of the sales and use tax and do not extend to the tax authorized in this section.

       Sec. 9. RCW 82.14.050 and 2002 c 56 s 406 are each amended to read as follows:

       ADMINISTRATION AND COLLECTION--LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX ACCOUNT.

The counties, cities, and transportation authorities under RCW 82.14.045, public facilities districts under chapters 36.100 and 35.57 RCW, public transportation benefit areas under section 8 of this act, and regional transportation investment districts shall contract, prior to the effective date of a resolution or ordinance imposing a sales and use tax, the administration and collection to the state department of revenue, which shall deduct a percentage amount, as provided by contract, not to exceed two percent of the taxes collected for administration and collection expenses incurred by the department. The remainder of any portion of any tax authorized by this chapter that is collected by the department of revenue shall be deposited by the state department of revenue in the local sales and use tax account hereby created in the state treasury. Moneys in the local sales and use tax account may be spent only for distribution to counties, cities, transportation authorities, public facilities districts, public transportation benefit areas, and regional transportation investment districts imposing a sales and use tax. All administrative provisions in chapters 82.03, 82.08, 82.12, and 82.32 RCW, as they now exist or may hereafter be amended, shall, insofar as they are applicable to state sales and use taxes, be applicable to taxes imposed pursuant to this chapter. Except as provided in RCW 43.08.190, all earnings of investments of balances in the local sales and use tax account shall be credited to the local sales and use tax account and distributed to the counties, cities, transportation authorities, public facilities districts, public transportation benefit areas, and regional transportation investment districts monthly.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 10. A new section is added to chapter 36.54 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The establishment of a ferry district to provide passenger ferry service is authorized for areas bordering the Puget Sound. Written application for the formation of such a district signed by at least twenty-five percent of the registered voters who reside in the proposed district, must be filed with the county legislative authority. The authority shall immediately transmit the application to the proper registrar of voters for the proposed district who shall check the names, residence, and registration of the signers with the records of the office and shall, as soon as possible, certify to the county legislative authority the number of qualified signers. If the requisite number of signers is so certified, the authority shall place the proposition, "Shall a ferry district be established in the following area to operate ferries between the following termini: (describing the proposed district and ferry routes)?" upon the ballot for a vote of the people of the proposed district at the next election, general or special. If sixty percent of the voters on the proposition vote in favor of the proposition, the authority shall, by resolution, declare the district established. If the requisite number of qualified persons have not signed the application, further signatures may be added and certified until the requisite number have signed and the procedure set forth in this subsection then followed.

       (2) When established, a ferry district is a municipality as defined by the statutes of the state and is entitled to all the powers conferred by law and exercised by municipal corporations in this state. A ferry district may levy a property tax in an amount not to exceed one dollar and twenty-five cents per thousand dollars of assessed value against the assessed valuation of the property lying within the district.

       (3) A ferry district has the right of eminent domain according to the laws of the state.

       (4) A ferry district may operate any vessel over its authorized routes upon any of the waters of the state that touch any of the area of the district.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. CAPTIONS NOT LAW. Captions used in this act are not part of the law.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 13. 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, 2003."


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Oke, the following amendment by Senators Oke and Betti Sheldon to the striking amendment was adopted:

       On page 6, beginning on line 4, strike subsection 5

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the striking amendment, as amended, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5850.

      The motion by Senator Oke carried and the striking amendment, as amended, was adopted.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Oke, the following title amendment was adopted:

       On line 1 of the title, after "service;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 47.60.120, 47.64.090, and 82.14.050; adding new sections to chapter 36.57A RCW; adding a new section to chapter 47.52 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 82.80 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 82.14 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 36.54 RCW; creating new sections; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency."

      On motion of Senator Oke, the rules were suspended, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5850 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5850.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5850 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 49; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 49.

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5850, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5034, by Senators Zarelli, Winsley, McCaslin, T. Sheldon, Hale, Benton, West, Esser, Sheahan, Oke and Kohl-Welles

 

Providing property tax relief for senior citizens and persons retired because of physical disability.


      The bill was read the second time.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Zarelli, the rules were suspended, Senate Bill No. 5034 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5034.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5034 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 43; Nays, 6; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Oke, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Shin, Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 43.

     Voting nay: Senators Mulliken, Parlette, Regala, Sheldon, B., Spanel and Thibaudeau - 6.

      SENATE BILL NO. 5034, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5654, by Senators McCaslin and Roach

 

Authorizing multiple fire districts to annex portions of a newly incorporated city or town.


      The bill was read the second time.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator McCaslin, the rules were suspended, Senate Bill No. 5654 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5654.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Senate Bill No. 5654 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 49; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 49.

      SENATE BILL NO. 5654, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5521, by Senators Deccio, Rasmussen, Swecker, Haugen, Parlette, T. Sheldon, Finkbeiner, Doumit, Hale, Schmidt, Honeyford, Rossi, Morton, Sheahan, Johnson, Hewitt, Mulliken, McCaslin, Stevens, West, Shin, Zarelli, Winsley, Carlson, Esser and Oke

 

Offering health insurance to small employers.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Deccio, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5521 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      Senator Prentice moved that the following amendments be considered simultaneously and be adopted:

       On page 2, after "rendered by" on line 5, delete everything through "18.71 RCW" on line 6 and insert the following: "health care practitioners licensed under Title 18".

       On page 12, line 31, strike "individual".

       On page 15, after "rendered by" on line 11, delete everything through "18.71 RCW" on line 6 and insert the following: "health care practitioners licensed under Title 18".

      Debate ensued.

      Senator Eide demanded a roll call and the demand was sustained.

      Further debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the adoption of the amendments by Senator Prentice on page 2, line 5; page 12, line 31; and page 15, line 11; to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521.



ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll and the amendments were not adopted by the following vote: Yeas, 22; Nays, 27; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brown, Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel, Thibaudeau and Winsley - 22.

     Voting nay: Senators Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West and Zarelli - 27.


MOTION


      Senator Prentice moved that the following amendments be considered simultaneously and be adopted:

      On page 2, line 6, after "18.57", strike "or" and insert ((or)),.

       On page 2, line 6, after "18.71" insert "or 18.25"

       Renumber the sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the two amendments by Senator Prentice on page 2, line 6, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521.

      The motion by Senator Prentice failed and the amendments were not adopted.


MOTION


      Senator Franklin moved that the following amendments by Senators Franklin, Thibaudeau, Kohl-Welles, Fairley, Keiser, Spanel, Kline, Prentice and Fraser be considered simultaneously and be adopted:

       On page 2, after line 23, insert the following:

       "(3) An insurer offering any health benefit plan to a small employer shall offer and actively market to the small employer at least one health benefit plan that includes coverage for clinical preventive services as recommended by the United States Clinical Preventive Services Task Force."

       On page 15, after line 28, insert the following:

       "(3) A health care service contractor offering any health benefit plan to a small employer shall offer and actively market to the small employer at least one health benefit plan that includes coverage for clinical preventive services as recommended by the United States Clinical Preventive Services Task Force."

       On page 20, after line 22, insert the following:

       "(3) A health maintenance organization offering any health benefit plan to a small employer shall offer and actively market to the small employer at least one health benefit plan that includes coverage for clinical preventive services as recommended by the United States Clinical Preventive Services Task Force."

       Renumber the sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendments by Senators Franklin, Thibaudeau, Kohl-Welles, Fairley, Keiser, Spanel, Kline, Prentice and Fraser on page 2, line 23, page 15, line 28, and page 20, line 22, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521.

      The motion by Senator Franklin failed and the amendments were not adopted.


MOTION


      Senator Thibaudeau moved that the following amendments by Senators Thibaudeau, Franklin, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Spanel and Fraser be considered simultaneously and be adopted:

       On page 2, line 10 before "48.21.244" strike "48.21.240," and insert ((48.21.240,)).

       On page 15, line 16 before "48.44.344" strike "48.44.340," and insert ((48.44.340,)).

       On page 20, line 8 after "RCW" strike "48.46.290," and insert "((48.46.290,)).

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendments by Senators Thibaudeau, Franklin, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Spanel and Fraser on page 2, line 10, page 15, line 16, and page 20, line 8, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521.

      The motion by Senator Thibaudeau failed and the amendments were not adopted.


MOTION

 

      Senator Thibaudeau moved that the following amendment by Senators Thibaudeau, Fairley, Keiser and Prentice be adopted:

       On page 3, line 6 after "(d)" strike all material through "thereafter." on line 9, and insert "The permitted rates for any age group shall be no more than four hundred twenty-five percent of the lowest rate for all age groups on January 1, 1996, four hundred percent on January 1, 1997, and three hundred seventy-five percent on January 1, 2000, and thereafter."

       Renumber the sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

      Debate ensued.

      Senator Eide demanded a roll call and the demand was sustained.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the adoption of the amendment by Senators Thibaudeau, Fairley, Keiser and Prentice on page 3, line 6, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll and the amendments were not adopted by the following vote: Yeas, 20; Nays, 29; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Brown, Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel, Thibaudeau and Winsley - 20.

     Voting nay: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West and Zarelli - 29.



MOTION

 

      Senator Keiser moved that the following amendment by Senators Keiser, Prentice and Fairley be adopted:

       On page 3, after "section" on line 32, strike all material through "differences" on line 35 and insert "shall pool the medical experience of all small groups purchasing coverage"

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendment by Senators Keiser, Prentice and Fairley on page 3, line 32, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521.

      The motion by Senator Keiser failed and the amendment was not adopted.


MOTION


      Senator Franklin moved that the following amendments by Senators Franklin, Thibaudeau, Fairley, Keiser, Kline, Spanel, Kohl-Welles, Prentice, Regala and Fraser be considered simultaneously and be adopted:

      On page 9, beginning on line 7, strike "sole proprietor,"

       On page 9, line 10, strike "at least two but"

       On page 9, line 23 after "definition.", strike all material through "year.))" on line 30 and insert "The term "small employer" includes a self-employed individual or sole proprietor. The term "small employer" also includes a self-employed individual or sole proprietor who derives at least seventy-five percent of his or her income from a trade or business through which the individual or sole proprietor has attempted to earn taxable income and for which he or she has filed the appropriate internal revenue service form 1040, schedule C or F, for the previous taxable year."

       On page 12, strike all material beginning with "(6)" on line 22 through "act." on line 28.

       Renumber the sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

      Debate ensued.

      Senator Franklin demanded a roll call and the demand was sustained.

      Further debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the adoption of the amendments by Senators Franklin, Thibaudeau, Fairley, Keiser, Kline, Spanel, Kohl-Welles, Prentice, Regala and Fraser, on page 9, lines 7 and 10, and 23, and page 12, line 22, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll and the amendments were not adopted by the following vote: Yeas, 20; Nays, 28; Absent, 1; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel, Thibaudeau and Winsley - 20.

     Voting nay: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West and Zarelli - 28.

     Absent: Senator Brown - 1.


MOTION


      Senator Rasmussen moved the following amendment by Senators Rasmussen and Doumit be adopted:

       On page 23, after line 5, insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION Sec. 10. The legislature finds that access to health care services is an unavoidable need of all human beings, and that the primary method used to pay for care is health insurance whether financed by private or public funds. The cost of health care insurance is rising at three times the rate of inflation, having a significant impact on the solvency of state and local governments. Fourteen percent of citizens nationally and about five hundred thousand citizens in the state are without health care insurance. Employers, whether large or small, public or private, are finding it increasingly difficult to find and provide health care benefits to employees, with employees and their families being forced to bear an increasing portion of this rising health care insurance burden. Health care providers are struggling to remain competitive in an increasingly complex market.

       NEW SECTION Sec. 11. A new section is added to Chapter 48.21 RCW as follows:

       (1) A health care access options task force is created to be composed of nineteen members appointed as follows:

       (a) Twelve members are to be appointed jointly by the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president of the Senate: (I) a representative of a major state corporation, selected in consultation with the Association of Washington Business; (ii) a representative of small businesses, to be selected from a list of nominees submitted jointly by the national federation of independent business and the independent business association; (iii) two representatives of health care consumers, one of whom shall represent people with individual health insurance, and one of whom shall represent the interests of people without health insurance; (iv) two representatives of organized labor, one representing a trust that purchases insurance through a Taft-Hartley plan, to be selected in consultation with the Washington State Labor Council; (v) three members selected to represent health care providers, including a hospital representative, a licensed physician, and a rural health care provider, selected in consultation with appropriate health care provider organizations; (vi) two representatives of health insurance carriers; and (vii) the insurance commissioner, who shall serve as the cochair of the task force and shall, in addition, be responsible for coordinating its administrative and ministerial duties. One of the health care consumer representatives shall serve as the cochair of the task force, to be elected by the members of the task force. 

       (b) Four members shall be selected to represent the Legislature, to be chosen by each of the four caucuses.

       (c) The Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services, the Secretary of the Department of Health, and the Administrator of the Washington State Health Care Authority shall serve as ex officio members of the task force.

       (2) The health care access options task force shall examine the privately funded health care insurance system in the State of Washington and make recommendations for its improvement, emphasizing the availability of health insurance for businesses with fewer than 51 employees. The underserved areas of Washington and the total aspect of the delivery of health care in Washington, including telemedicine, shall also be reviewed. The task force shall prepare a report of its findings, including health insurance laws in other states that are providing greater choice, more participating insurance carriers offering health insurance, and greater price flexibility as compared to Washington state. The task force shall seek testimony and information from a broad range of health care stakeholders, and actively solicit public comment in a community meeting process to build a consensus on the values to be used as a guide to improving the privately and publicly funded health care system. The task force shall review the recommendations of previous health care system analyses. The task force is authorized to establish subcommittees and technical advisory committees as needed to carry out its responsibilities. The task force shall seek grant funds for the community meeting process, and is encouraged to coordinate its efforts with ongoing efforts such as those of the Washington health foundation. The task force shall prepare a report including its findings and recommendations and transmit this report to the Legislature and the Governor no later than January 1, 2005."

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendment by Senators Rasmussen and Doumit, on page 23, line 5, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521.



      The motion by Senator Rasmussen failed and the amendment was not adopted.


MOTION


      Senator Doumit moved that the following striking amendment by Senators Doumit, Reardon, Prentice, Thibaudeau, Spanel, and Hargrove be adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION Sec. 1. The legislature finds that access to health care services is an unavoidable need of all human beings, and that the primary method used to pay for care is health insurance whether financed by private or public funds. The cost of health care insurance is rising at three times the rate of inflation, having a significant impact on the solvency of state and local governments. Fourteen percent of citizens nationally and about five hundred thousand citizens in the state are without health care insurance. Employers, whether large or small, public or private, are finding it increasingly difficult to find and provide health care benefits to employees, with employees and their families being forced to bear an increasing portion of this rising health care insurance burden. Health care providers are struggling to remain competitive in an increasingly complex market.

       NEW SECTION Sec. 2. A new section is added to Chapter 48.21 RCW as follows:

       (1) A health care access options task force is created to be composed of nineteen members appointed as follows:

       (a) Twelve members are to be appointed jointly by the speaker of the House of Representatives and the president of the Senate: (I) a representative of a major state corporation, selected in consultation with the Association of Washington Business; (ii) a representative of small businesses, to be selected from a list of nominees submitted jointly by the national federation of independent business and the independent business association; (iii) two representatives of health care consumers, one of whom shall represent people with individual health insurance, and one of whom shall represent the interests of people without health insurance; (iv) two representatives of organized labor, one representing a trust that purchases insurance through a Taft-Hartley plan, to be selected in consultation with the Washington State Labor Council; (v) three members selected to represent health care providers, including a hospital representative, a licensed physician, and a rural health care provider, selected in consultation with appropriate health care provider organizations; (vi) two representatives of health insurance carriers; and (vii) the insurance commissioner, who shall serve as the cochair of the task force and shall, in addition, be responsible for coordinating its administrative and ministerial duties. One of the health care consumer representatives shall serve as the cochair of the task force, to be elected by the members of the task force.

       (b) Four members shall be selected to represent the Legislature, to be chosen by each of the four caucuses.

       (c) The Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services, the Secretary of the Department of Health, and the Administrator of the Washington State Health Care Authority shall serve as ex officio members of the task force.

       (2) The health care access options task force shall examine the privately funded health care insurance system in the State of Washington and make recommendations for its improvement, emphasizing the availability of health insurance for businesses with fewer than 51 employees. The underserved areas of Washington and the total aspect of the delivery of health care in Washington, including telemedicine, shall also be reviewed. The task force shall prepare a report of its findings, including health insurance laws in other states that are providing greater choice, more participating insurance carriers offering health insurance, and greater price flexibility as compared to Washington state. The task force shall seek testimony and information from a broad range of health care stakeholders, and actively solicit public comment in a community meeting process to build a consensus on the values to be used as a guide to improving the privately and publicly funded health care system. The task force shall review the recommendations of previous health care system analyses. The task force is authorized to establish subcommittees and technical advisory committees as needed to carry out its responsibilities. The task force shall seek grant funds for the community meeting process, and is encouraged to coordinate its efforts with ongoing efforts such as those of the Washington health foundation. The task force shall prepare a report including its findings and recommendations and transmit this report to the Legislature and the Governor no later than January 1, 2005."

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the striking amendment by Senators Doumit, Reardon, Prentice, Thibaudeau, Spanel and Hargrove to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521.

      The motion by Senator Doumit failed and the striking amendment was not adopted.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Deccio, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5521 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 29; Nays, 20; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 29.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel and Thibaudeau - 20.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5521, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.



MOTION


      At 4:04 p.m., on motion of Senator Sheahan, the Senate recessed until 6:00 p.m.


      The Senate was called to order at 6:00 p.m by President Owen.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Eide, Senators Fairley and Haugen were excused.



SECOND READING

CONFIRMATION OF GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Spanel, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9033, James Garrison, as a member of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, was confirmed.


APPOINTMENT OF JAMES GARRISON


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 40; Nays, 0; Absent, 7; Excused, 2.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Carlson, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Winsley - 40.

     Absent: Senators Brandland, Brown, Deccio, McAuliffe, Parlette, Stevens and Zarelli - 7.

     Excused: Senators Fairley and Haugen - 2.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Hewitt, Senator Deccio was excused.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Hale, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9039, John Hirsch, as a member of the Board of Trustees for Columbia Basin Community College District No. 19, was confirmed.


APPOINTMENT OF JOHN HIRSCH


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 45; Nays, 0; Absent, 2; Excused, 2. Voting yea: Senators Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 45.

     Absent: Senators Benton and McAuliffe - 2.

     Excused: Senators Deccio and Haugen - 2.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Eide, Senator McAuliffe was excused.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Franklin, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9051, Joe Kosai, as a member of the Board of Trustees for Clover Park Technical College District No. 29, was confirmed.


APPOINTMENT OF JOE KOSAI


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 45; Nays, 0; Absent, 1; Excused, 3.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 45.

     Absent: Senator Brown - 1.

     Excused: Senators Deccio, Haugen and McAuliffe - 3.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Hewitt, Senator Rossi was excused.

 

SECOND READING

 

      SENATE BILL NO. 5995, by Senators Honeyford and Keiser

 

Regarding collective bargaining agreements concerning meal and rest periods.

 

MOTIONS

 

      On motion of Senator Honeyford, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5995 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5995 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Honeyford, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5995 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5995.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5995 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 46; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 3.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 46.

     Excused: Senators Deccio, Haugen and Rossi - 3.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5995, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.

 

SECOND READING

 

      SENATE BILL NO. 5602, by Senators Kline, Mulliken, Shin, Reardon, T. Sheldon, Esser, Oke, Sheahan, Hewitt, Prentice, Doumit, Keiser and Kohl-Welles

 

Concerning the accommodation of housing and employment growth under local comprehensive plans.

 

MOTIONS

 

      On motion of Senator Mulliken, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5602 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5602 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Mulliken, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5602 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5602.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5602 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 40; Nays, 8; Absent, 0; Excused, 1.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Esser, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Shin, Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 40.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Eide, Fairley, Haugen, Prentice, Sheldon, B., Spanel and Thibaudeau - 8.

     Excused: Senator Rossi - 1.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5602, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.

 

SECOND READING

 

      SENATE BILL NO. 5717, by Senators Winsley, Prentice and Benton

 

Criminalizing possession of instruments or equipment of financial fraud.

 

MOTIONS

 

      On motion of Senator Winsley, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5717 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5717 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Benton, the following amendment by Senators Benton, Winsley and Prentice was adopted:

       On page 2, beginning on line 33, after "age;" strike "and

       (b)" and insert:

       "(b) A person engaged in a lawful business who obtains another person's personal identification in the ordinary course of business; and

       (c)”

        Correct any internal references accordingly.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Winsley, the rules were suspended, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5717 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5717.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5717 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 48; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 1.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 48.

     Excused: Senator Rossi - 1.

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5717, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5563, by Senators Deccio, Thibaudeau, Franklin and Shin (by request of Department of Social and Health Services)

 

Requiring the department of social and health services to inspect boarding homes at least every eighteen months.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Parlette, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5563 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5563 and the substitute bill was place on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Parlette, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5563 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5563.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5563 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 47; Nays, 0; Absent, 1; Excused, 1.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 47.

     Absent: Senator Deccio - 1.

     Excused: Senator Rossi - 1.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5563, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5803, by Senators Esser, Prentice and Keiser

 

Making it a most serious offense to assault a peace officer.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator McCaslin, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5803 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5803 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator McCaslin, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5803 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5803.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5803 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 47; Nays, 1; Absent, 0; Excused, 1.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 47.

     Voting nay: Senator Kline - 1.

     Excused: Senator Rossi - 1.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5803, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5434, by Senator Swecker

 

Concerning certified electricians.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Swecker, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5434 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5434 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.




      On motion of Senator Swecker, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5434 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5434.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5434 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 48; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 1.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 48.

     Excused: Senator Rossi - 1.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5434, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5028, by Senators Morton and Hale

 

Clarifying the state's authority to regulate water pollution.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Morton, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5028 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5028 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Morton, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5028 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5028.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5028 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 26; Nays, 23; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Deccio, Doumit, Esser, Hale, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 26.

     Voting nay: Senators Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Eide, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel and Thibaudeau - 23.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5028, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5025, by Senators Honeyford, Mulliken and Hale

 

Concerning the relinquishment of water rights.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Morton, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5025 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5025 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Morton, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5025 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued,

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5025.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5025 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 33; Nays, 16; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Reardon, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 33.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Regala, Spanel and Thibaudeau - 16.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5025, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.

 

 

 

SECOND READING

 

      SENATE BILL NO. 5077, by Senators Honeyford, Rasmussen, Doumit, Hewitt, Swecker, Morton, Brandland, Hale and Mulliken

 

Exempting certain withdrawals of water from the provisions of RCW 90.44.050.

 

MOTIONS

 

      On motion of Senator Honeyford, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5077 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5077 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Honeyford, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5077 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

POINT OF INQUIRY

 

      Senator Hewitt: “Senator Honeyford, I understand that recent court action provided clarification as to the interpretation of the use of exempt wells which are the subject of this measure. Is this the case?”

      Senator Honeyford: “Thank you Senator Hewitt. Yes, on January 24, 2003, the Washington State Court of Appeals issued its decisions in Kim v.PCHB. The decision interpreted the intent of the1945 Legislature, when it enacted RCW 90.44.050, as follows, and I quote: ‘The overall scheme of this statute is to require a permit except for certain ‘small withdrawals.’ The 1945 Legislature defined a ‘small withdrawal’ as (1) any amount of water for livestock; (2) any amount of water for a noncommercial garden of a half acre or less; (3) not more than five thousand gallons per day for domestic use; and (4) not more than five thousand gallons per day for an industrial purpose.

      “Further the Court stated that ‘When a statute is rendered obsolete by changing conditions, the remedy is for the Legislature to amend it; neither the administrative agency nor the courts may read it in a way that the enacting Legislature never intended.’

      “While this statute is not obsolete, it obviously needs some clarification based on recent Pollution Control Hearings Board decisions. To meet this need, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5077 codified language from the Kim decision.

      “Thank you.”          

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5077.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5077 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 27; Nays, 21; Absent, 1; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West and Winsley - 27.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Haugen, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel and Thibaudeau - 21.

     Absent: Senator Zarelli - 1.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5077, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.

 

SECOND READING

 

      SENATE BILL NO. 5086, by Senators Honeyford, Doumit, Hewitt, Deccio, Hale, Sheahan, Morton, Parlette, Mulliken and Rasmussen

 

Altering appeal procedures for water-related actions of the department of ecology.

 

MOTIONS

 

      On motion of Senator Sheahan, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5086 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5086 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

       Senator Fraser moved that the following striking amendment be adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The water rights disputes task force created by section 302(21), chapter 371, Laws of 2002, shall include in its report a consideration of the following alternatives to the current jurisdiction of the pollution control hearings board over appeals taken from water-related decisions of the department of ecology:

       (1) At the option of the appealing party, review by either the board or by the superior court where the land is located upon which the water is or would be used; and

       (2) Review by the superior court where the land is located upon which the water is or would be used.

       For both alternatives the task force shall include a consideration of such direct review in the superior court to be conducted de novo.

       The task force shall also consider the alternative of an appeal from a board decision being taken directly to the court of appeals."

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the striking amendment by Senator Fraser to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5086.

      Debate ensued.

      The motion by Senator Fraser failed and the striking amendment was not adopted.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Honeyford, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5086 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5086.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5086 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 26; Nays, 23; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Deccio, Doumit, Esser, Hale, Hargrove, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West and Zarelli - 26.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Carlson, Eide, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Haugen, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel, Thibaudeau and Winsley - 23.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5086, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.

 

SECOND READING

 

      SENATE BILL NO. 5023, by Senators Honeyford and Hale

 

Concerning the use of public ground water for municipal or domestic supply.

 

MOTIONS

 

      On motion of Senator Honeyford, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5023 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5023 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Honeyford, the rules were suspended, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5023 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5023.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5023 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 32; Nays, 17; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 32.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Spanel and Thibaudeau - 17.

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5023, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.

 

SECOND READING

 

      SENATE BILL NO. 5027, by Senators Morton, Rasmussen and Hale

 

      Giving local citizens and governments authority to determine the allocation and management of water in a water resource inventory area.

MOTIONS

 

      On motion of Senator Honeyford, Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5027 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5027 and the second substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.

      On motion of Senator Morton, the rules were suspended, Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5027 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

       The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5027.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5027 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote:   Yeas, 30; Nays, 19; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hargrove, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 30.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Haugen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel and Thibaudeau - 19.

      SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5027, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.

 

SECOND READING

 

      SENATE BILL NO. 5135, by Senators Carlson, Kohl-Welles, West, Horn, Schmidt and Rossi

 

Creating tuition surcharges.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Carlson, Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5135 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5135 and the second substitute bill was advanced to second reading and read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      Senator Carlson moved that the following amendments be considered simultaneously and be adopted:

       On page 1, line 14, after "(3)", insert "(a)".

       On page 1, after line 18, insert the following:

       "(b) For resident undergraduate students who have accumulated more than one hundred twenty-five percent of the number of credits required to complete their respective associate degree or certificate programs at a state community or technical college, tuition fees shall equal a sum not less than the cost of instruction."

       On page 2, line 1, after "(4)", insert "(a)".

       On page 2, after line 6, insert the following:

       "(b) For nonresident undergraduate students who have accumulated more than one hundred twenty-five percent of the number of credits required to complete their respective associate degree or certificate programs at a state community or technical college, tuition fees shall equal a sum not less than twice the cost of instruction."

       On page 2, line 29, after "assessed", insert "only on full-time students and".

       On page 2, line 29, after "higher education", strike all material down thru "basis" on line 30.

      Debate ensued.

      Senator Sheahan demanded a roll call and the demand was sustained.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the adoption of the amendments by Senator Carlson on page 1, lines 14, and 18; page 2, lines 1, 6, 29 (2) to Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5135.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll and the amendments were adopted by the following vote: Yeas, 26; Nays, 23; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Stevens, Swecker, West and Zarelli - 26.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Haugen, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Thibaudeau and Winsley - 23.

 

MOTION

 

      Senator Kohl-Welles moved that the following amendment by Senators Kohl-Welles, Doumit, Brown and Shin be adopted:

       On page 2, line 20, after "years" insert ";

       (e) This section shall not apply to students who are enrolled in institutionally established double degree programs"

       Debate ensued.

       The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the adoption of the amendment by Senators Kohl-Welles, Doumit, Brown and Shin on page 2, line 20, to Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5135.

      Further debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the adoption of the amendments by Senators Kohl-Welles, Doumit, Brown and Shin on page 2, line 20, to Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5135.

      The motion by Senator Kohl-Welles failed and the amendment was not adopted.

 

MOTION

 

      Senator Kohl-Welles moved that the following amendment by Senators Kohl-Welles, Doumit, Brown and Shin be adopted:

       On page 2, after line 20, strike all of subsection (6)(a), (b), and (c)

       Renumber the remaining subsections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

      Debate ensued.

      Senator Brown demanded a roll call and the demand was sustained.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the adoption of the amendment by Senators Kohl-Welles, Doumit, Brown and Shin on page 2, line 20, to Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5135.

 

PERSONAL PRIVILEGE

 

      Senator Kohl-Welles: “A point of personal privilege, Mr. President. I would just like to clarify that at the end of my remarks on my amendment, I said, ‘This amendment doesn’t make sense.’ Of course, I think the amendment makes sense. I don’t think the underlying bill any longer makes sense and my amendment is to make a very needed change.”

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the adoption of the amendment by Senators Kohl-Welles, Doumit, Brown and Shin on page 2, line 20, to Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5135.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll and the amendment was adopted by the following vote: Yeas, 25; Nays, 24; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Brown, Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Haugen, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Thibaudeau and Winsley - 25.

     Voting nay: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Stevens, Swecker, West and Zarelli - 24.

MOTION


      Senator Kohl-Welles moved that the following amendment by Senators Kohl-Welles, Doumit, Brown and Shin be adopted:

      On page 3, beginning on line 2, after "determined." strike "The process shall include a one hundred dollar administrative fee, half of which shall be refunded for those students who make a successful petition."

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendment by Senators Kohl-Welles, Doumit, Brown and Shin on page 3, line 2, to Second Substitute House Bill No. 5135.

       The motion by Senator Kohl-Welles failed and the amendment was not adopted on a rising vote.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Brandlund, the following amendment was adopted:

       On page 3, line 3, after "fee" strike ", half of which shall be refunded for those students who make a successful petition." and insert ". The entire amount of the fee shall be refunded for those students who make a successful petition."

       Renumber the sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.


MOTION


      Senator Hargrove moved that the following amendment be adopted:

       On page 3, after line 4, insert the following:

       "(8) For students unable to enroll in a class required for the student's major due to the sequencing of courses, if the student enrolls in the class the next time it is offered, the institution must waive the tuition and fees for that class."

       Renumber the remaining subsection consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendment by Senator Hargrove on page 3, line 4, to Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5135.

      The motion by Senator Hargrove carried and the amendment was adopted.


MOTION


      Senator Kohl-Welles moved that the following striking amendment by Senators Kohl-Welles, Doumit and Winsley be adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 28B.15 RCW to read as follows:

       State universities, regional universities, and The Evergreen State College shall have a policy to encourage students to progress toward an undergraduate degree in an efficient way. The procedures for implementing the policy shall include, but not be limited to, the percent of excess credits triggering action, exemptions to the policy, an appeal process, and fees that may be charged."

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the striking amendment by Senators Kohl-Welles, Doumit and Winsley to Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5135.

      The motion by Senator Kohl-Welles failed and the striking amendment was not adopted.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Carlson, the rules were suspended, Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5135 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5135.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5135 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 28; Nays, 21; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hargrove, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Stevens, Swecker, West and Zarelli - 28.

     Voting nay: Senators Brown, Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Haugen, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Thibaudeau and Winsley - 21.

      ENGROSSED SECOND SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5135, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


SECOND READING


      SENATE BILL NO. 5209, by Senators Deccio, Rasmussen, Winsley, Hewitt, T. Sheldon, Morton, Parlette, Stevens, Hale, Brandland, Mulliken, McCaslin and Oke

 

Concerning actions for injury or damage against a health care provider based upon professional negligence.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Deccio, Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209 was substituted for Senate Bill No. 5209 and the substitute bill was placed on second reading and read the second time.


MOTION


      Senator Franklin moved that the following amendments by Senators Franklin, Fairley and Kline be considered simultaneously and be adopted:

       Beginning on page 3, line 19, strike all of section 3

       Renumber the remaining sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

       Beginning on page 11, line 32, strike all of section 11

       Renumber the remaining sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

      Debate ensued.

      Senator Franklin demanded a roll call and the demand was sustained.

      Further debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the adoption of the amendments by Senators Franklin, Fairley and Kline on page 3, line 19, and page11, line 32, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the amendments by Senators Franklin, Fairley and Kline on page 3, line 19, and page 11, line 32, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209 and the amendments were not adopted by the following vote: Yeas, 20; Nays, 29; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Brown, Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel and Thibaudeau - 20.

     Voting nay: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 29.

 

MOTION


      Senator Franklin moved that the following amendment by Senators Franklin, Fairley and Kline be adopted:

       On page 3, beginning on line 26, after "exceed" strike all material through "dollars." on line 34, and insert "eight hundred fifty thousand dollars except as provided in this subsection. The eight hundred fifty thousand dollar limitation must be recalculated annually using the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers, cpi- w, or a successor index, for the twelve months prior to each July 1st as calculated by the United States department of labor."

      Debate ensued.

      Senator Franklin demanded a roll call and the demand was sustained.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the adoption of the amendment by Senators Franklin, Fairley and Kline on page 3, line 26, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the adoption of the amendment by Senators Franklin, Fairley and Kline on page 3, line 26, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209 and the amendment was not adopted by the following vote: Yeas, 20; Nays, 29; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Brown, Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel and Thibaudeau - 20.

     Voting nay: Senators Benton, Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 29.


MOTION


      Senator Brandland moved that the following amendment by Senator Brandland and Deccio be adopted:

       On page 3, beginning on line 26, after "exceed" strike all material through "seven" on line 34 and insert "three"

      Debate ensued.

      Senator Eide demanded a roll call and the demand was sustained.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the adoption of the amendment by Senators Brandland and Deccio on page 3, line 26, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the adoption of the amendment by Senators Brandland and Deccio on page 3, line 26, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209 and the amendment was adopted by the following vote: Yeas, 25; Nays, 24; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Stevens, Swecker, West and Zarelli - 25.

     Voting nay: Senators Benton, Brown, Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Jacobsen, Kastama, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel, Thibaudeau and Winsley - 24.


MOTION


      Senator Johnson moved that the following amendment by Senators Johnson and Esser be adopted:

       On page 4, beginning on line 10, strike all of section 4.

       Renumber the sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendment by Senators Johnson and Esser on page 4, line 10, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209.

      The motion by Senator Johnson failed and the amendment was not adopted.



MOTION


      Senator Franklin moved that the following amendments by Senators Franklin, Fairley and Kline be considered simultaneously and be adopted:

       On page 4, beginning on line 33, after "person" strike all material through "negligence" on line 34 and insert "or entity in connection with an action based upon professional negligence in health care"

       On page 5, after line 19, insert the following:

       "(e) If there is no amount recovered, or a defense verdict, then subsection (1) of this section applies to attorneys' fees."

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendments by Senators Franklin, Fairley and Kline on page 4, line 33, and page 5, line 19, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209.

      The motion by Senator Franklin failed and the amendments were not adopted.


PERSONAL PRIVILEGE


      Senator Swecker: “A point of personal privilege, Mr. President. I have some information from our federal capitol that the House of Representatives, today, passed a bill that establishes a cap of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars--”


PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY


      Senator Brown: “Mr. President, a point of parliamentary inquiry. Isn’t a point of personal privilege supposed to relate to the members’s personal circumstances and not to a bill that may have been considered in the US Senate today?”


REPLY BY THE PRESIDENT


      President Owen: “Senator Brown, your point is well taken. A point of personal privilege is occasionally abused around here. It is intended to be used to make a point of something that is personal to the member’s specifically.”


MOTION


      Senator Rasmussen moved that the following amendments by Senators Rasmussen, Hargrove and Deccio be adopted:

Beginning on page 5, line 22, strike all of section 5 and insert the following:

       "Sec. 5. RCW 7.70.100 and 1993 c 492 s 419 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) No action based upon a health care provider's professional negligence may be commenced unless the defendant has been given at least ninety days' notice of the intention to commence the action. If the notice is served within ninety days of the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations, the time for the commencement of the action must be extended ninety days from the service of the notice.

       (2) The provisions of subsection (1) of this section are not applicable with respect to any defendant whose name is unknown to the plaintiff at the time of filing the complaint and who is identified therein by a fictitious name.

       (3) After the filing of the ninety-day presuit notice, and before a superior court trial, all causes of action, whether based in tort, contract, or otherwise, for damages arising from injury occurring as a result of health care provided after July 1, 1993, shall be subject to mandatory mediation prior to trial.

       (2) The supreme court shall by rule adopt procedures to implement mandatory mediation of actions under this chapter. The rules shall require mandatory mediation without exception and address, at a minimum:

       (a) Procedures for the appointment of, and qualifications of, mediators. A mediator shall have experience or expertise related to actions arising from injury occurring as a result of health care, and be a member of the state bar association who has been admitted to the bar for a minimum of five years or who is a retired judge. The parties may stipulate to a nonlawyer mediator. The court may prescribe additional qualifications of mediators;

       (b) Appropriate limits on the amount or manner of compensation of mediators;

       (c) The number of days following the filing of a claim under this chapter within which a mediator must be selected;

       (d) The method by which a mediator is selected. The rule shall provide for designation of a mediator by the superior court if the parties are unable to agree upon a mediator;

       (e) The number of days following the selection of a mediator within which a mediation conference must be held;

       (f) A means by which mediation of an action under this chapter may be waived by a mediator who has determined that the claim is not appropriate for mediation; and

       (g) Any other matters deemed necessary by the court.

       (3) Mediators shall not impose discovery schedules upon the parties.

       (4) The supreme court shall by rule also adopt procedures for the parties to certify to the court the manner of mediation used by the parties to comply with this section."

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendment by Senators Rasmussen, Hargrove and Deccio on page 5, line 22, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209.

      The motion by Senator Rasmussen carried and the amendment was adopted.


MOTION


      Senator Kastama moved that the following amendment be adopted:

       On page 11, after line 31, insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. A new section is added to chapter 7.70 RCW to read as follows:

       In any action under this chapter for personal injuries, wrongful deaths, or damage to property, in which the harm is alleged to have been caused by an act which violates the appropriate standard of care to be exercised by an individual licensed, certified, or registered pursuant to chapter 18.120 RCW, the person initiating the action shall serve upon each defendant an affidavit within ninety days of service of process initiating the action. The affidavit shall be executed by a person whose license, certification, or registration is identical to the defendant. If there is more than one defendant, there shall be an affidavit for each defendant. Each affidavit shall contain a statement that the affiant believes there is a reasonable probability that the defendant's conduct does not meet the standard of care required to be exercised by the defendant. The affiant shall have no financial interest in the outcome of the trial and have at least five years of professional experience in the same vocation as the defendant who is the subject of the affidavit. The affidavit shall be filed within sixty days of the defendant answering the initial complaint.

       In the event a defendant refuses to provide information necessary to allow the execution of an affidavit, the court may, upon motion of the plaintiff, waive the requirement following a hearing on the motion. No hearing on the motion shall be held in fewer than forty-five days following the receipt by the defendant of the request to provide the information.

       The court may, upon motion by the defendant and a showing of good cause, grant only one additional period of forty-five days, following the motion to waive the requirement of an affidavit, for the defendant to provide the information required under this section."

       Renumber the sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendment by Senator Kastama on page 11, line 31, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209.

      The motion by Senator Kastama carried and the amendment was adopted.


MOTION


      Senator Franklin moved that the following amendment be adopted:

       On page 12, after line 3, insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. A new section is added to chapter 48.01 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The commissioner shall notify the public of any application by an insurer for a rate change to medical malpractice premiums. All the applications are subject to a public hearing before the commissioner.

       (2) Hearings and other administrative proceedings arising under this section must be conducted under chapter 34.05 RCW."

       Renumber the remaining sections consecutively and correct internal references accordingly.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendment by Senator Franklin on page 12, line 3, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209.

      The motion by Senator Franklin failed and the amendment was not adopted.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Sheahan, Rule 15 was suspended for the remainder of the day.


      EDITOR’S NOTE: Rule 15 states: ‘The senate shall convene at 10:00 a.m. each working day, unless adjourned to a different hour. The senate shall adjourn not later than 10:00 p.m. of each working day. This rule may be suspended by a majority.’


MOTION


      Senator Thibaudeau moved that the following amendment be adopted:

       On page 12, after line 3, insert the following:

       "Sec. 12. RCW 43.70.110 and 1993 sp.s. c 24 s 918 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) The secretary shall charge fees to the licensee for obtaining a license. After June 30, 1995, municipal corporations providing emergency medical care and transportation services pursuant to chapter 18.73 RCW shall be exempt from such fees, provided that such other emergency services shall only be charged for their pro rata share of the cost of licensure and inspection, if appropriate. The secretary may waive the fees when, in the discretion of the secretary, the fees would not be in the best interest of public health and safety, or when the fees would be to the financial disadvantage of the state.

       (2) Except as provided in section 14 of this act, fees charged shall be based on, but shall not exceed, the cost to the department for the licensure of the activity or class of activities and may include costs of necessary inspection.

       (3) Department of health advisory committees may review fees established by the secretary for licenses and comment upon the appropriateness of the level of such fees.

       Sec. 13. RCW 43.70.250 and 1996 c 191 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

       It shall be the policy of the state of Washington that the cost of each professional, occupational, or business licensing program be fully borne by the members of that profession, occupation, or business. The secretary shall from time to time establish the amount of all application fees, license fees, registration fees, examination fees, permit fees, renewal fees, and any other fee associated with licensing or regulation of professions, occupations, or businesses administered by the department. In fixing said fees, the secretary shall set the fees for each program at a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering that program and the patient safety fee established in section 14 of this act. All such fees shall be fixed by rule adopted by the secretary in accordance with the provisions of the administrative procedure act, chapter 34.05 RCW.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 14. A new section is added to chapter 43.70 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The secretary shall increase the licensing fee established under RCW 43.70.110 for health care professionals and facilities designated in subsection (2) of this section by one percent of the amount of the applicable annual licensing fee. Proceeds of the patient safety fee must be dedicated to patient safety and medical error reduction efforts that have been proven to improve the quality of care provided by health care professionals and facilities.

       (2) Health care professionals and facilities subject to the one percent patient safety fee include:

       (a) Health care professionals licensed under Title 18 RCW; and

       (b) Hospitals licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW, psychiatric hospitals licensed under chapter 71.12 RCW, and ambulatory diagnostic, treatment, or surgical facilities licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW.

       (3) Patient safety fee proceeds shall be administered by the department of health, in consultation with established patient safety coalitions. Proceeds will be distributed in the form of grants, loans, or other appropriate arrangements to support strategies that have been proven to reduce medical errors and enhance patient safety. In developing criteria, for the award of grants, loans, or other funding arrangements under this section, the department shall rely upon evidence-based practices to improve patient safety that have been identified and recommended by governmental and private organizations, including but not limited to:

       (a) The federal agency for health care quality and research;

       (b) The federal institute of medicine; and

       (c) The joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 15. A new section is added to chapter 7.70 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) One percent of the present value of the settlement or verdict in any action for damages based upon injuries resulting from health care shall be deducted from the settlement or verdict as a patient safety fee. Proceeds of the patient safety fee will be distributed by the department of health in the form of grants, loans, or other appropriate arrangements to support strategies that have been proven to reduce medical errors and enhance patient safety as provided in section 14 of this act.

       (2) Patient safety fees shall be transmitted to the secretary of the department of health for deposit into the patient safety account established in section 17 of this act.

       (3) The supreme court shall by rule adopt procedures to implement this section.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 16. A new section is added to chapter 43.70 RCW to read as follows:

       The secretary may solicit and accept grants or other funds from public and private sources to support patient safety and medical error reduction efforts under this act. Any grants or funds received may be used to enhance these activities as long as program standards established by the secretary are maintained.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 17. A new section is added to chapter 43.70 RCW to read as follows:

       The patient safety account is created in the custody of the state treasurer. All receipts from the fees created in section 14 of this act must be deposited into the account. Expenditures from the account may be used only for the purposes of this act. Only the secretary or the secretary's designee may authorize expenditures from the account. The account is subject to allotment procedures under chapter 43.88 RCW, but an appropriation is not required for expenditures."

       Renumber the remaining sections consecutively.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendment by Senator Thibaudeau on page 12, line 3, to Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209.

      The motion by Senator Thibaudeau failed and the amendment was not adopted.


MOTIONS


      On motion of Senator Rasmussen, the following title amendments were considered simultaneously and were adopted:

       On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "7.70.070," insert "7.70.100,"

       On page 1, line 3 of the title, strike "adding a new section to chapter 4.28 RCW;"

      On motion of Senator Sheahan, the rules were suspended, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209 was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5209 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 30; Nays, 19; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Brandland, Carlson, Deccio, Esser, Finkbeiner, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Johnson, Kastama, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Rasmussen, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, T., Shin, Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 30.

     Voting nay: Senators Benton, Brown, Doumit, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Jacobsen, Keiser, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Poulsen, Prentice, Reardon, Regala, Sheldon, B., Spanel and Thibaudeau - 19.

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5209, having received the constitutional majority, was declared passed. There being no objection, the title of the bill will stand as the title of the act.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Sheahan, the Senate returned to the fourth order of business.


MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE


February 21, 2003

      MR. PRESIDENT:

      The House has passed SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5403 with the following amendment(s):

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:


"PART I

GENERAL GOVERNMENT


     Sec. 101. 2002 c 371 s 108 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE SUPREME COURT General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,500,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($5,487,000))

$5,507,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($10,987,000))

$11,007,000

     Sec. 102. 2002 c 371 s 109 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LAW LIBRARY General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,982,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,924,000))

$1,929,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($3,906,000))

$3,911,000

     Sec. 103. 2002 c 371 s 110 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COURT OF APPEALS General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,894,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($12,724,000))

$12,743,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($25,618,000))

$25,637,000


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

     (1) $505,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $606,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for lease increases associated with the division I facility.

     (2) $168,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $159,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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. 104. 2002 c 371 s 112 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE COURTS General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,900,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($15,388,000))

$17,501,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,468,000

Judicial Information Systems Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,758,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($85,514,000))

$87,627,000

     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. As required by 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. During each fiscal year in the 2001-03 biennium, the office of the administrator for the courts shall send written notice to the office of community development in the department of community, trade, and economic development when each county pays its fifty percent share for the year.

     (3))) $223,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the gender and justice commission.

     (((4))) (3) $308,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for the minority and justice commission.

     (((5))) (4) $278,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $285,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, 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))) (5) $750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $750,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for court-appointed special advocates in dependency matters. The administrator for the courts, after consulting with the association of juvenile court administrators and the 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.

     (((7))) (6) $750,000 of the public safety and education account-- state appropriation is provided solely for judicial program enhancements. Within the funding provided in this subsection, the administrator for the courts, in consultation with the supreme court, shall determine the program or programs to receive an enhancement. Among the programs that may be funded from the amount provided in this subsection are unified family courts.

     (((8))) (7) $1,800,000 of the judicial information systems account--state appropriation is provided solely for improvements and enhancements to the judicial information systems. This funding shall only be expended after the office of the administrator for the courts certifies to the office of financial management that there will be at least a $1,000,000 ending fund balance in the judicial information systems account at the end of the 2001-03 biennium.

     Sec. 105. 2002 c 371 s 113 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENSE General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $600,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $170,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,344,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($13,444,000))

$13,114,000

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

     (1) $204,000 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 chapter 303, Laws of 1999 (court funding).

     (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 general fund--state appropriations are provided solely for the continuation of 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. A final evaluation shall be submitted to the governor and the fiscal committees of the legislature no later than February 1, 2002.

     (d) The chair of the office of public defense advisory committee shall appoint an implementation committee to:

     (I) Develop criteria for a statewide program to improve dependency and termination defense;

     (ii) Examine caseload impacts to the courts resulting from improved defense practices; and

     (iii) Identify methods for the efficient use of expert services and means by which parents may effectively access services.

     If sufficient funds are available, the office of public defense shall contract with the Washington state institute for public policy to research how reducing dependency and termination case delays affects foster care and to identify factors that are reducing the number of family reunifications that occur in dependency and termination cases.

     (5) $50,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for the evaluation required in chapter 92, Laws of 2000 (DNA testing).

     (6) $235,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for the office of public defense to contract with an existing public defender association to establish a capital defense assistance center.

     Sec. 106. 2002 c 371 s 114 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,497,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,028,000))

$3,970,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $219,000

Water Quality Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,908,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($12,652,000))

$12,594,000

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

     (1) $3,908,000 of the water quality account appropriation and $219,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the Puget Sound water quality action team to implement the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items PSAT-01 through PSAT-05.

     (2) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the salmon recovery office to support the efforts of the independent science panel.

     Sec. 107. 2002 c 371 s 118 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $269,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($274,000))

$279,000

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

$548,000

     Sec. 108. 2002 c 371 s 119 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMISSION ON ASIAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $233,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($201,000))

$184,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($434,000))

$417,000

     Sec. 109. 2002 c 371 s 122 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,811,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,070,000))

$4,073,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,868,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,753,000

Tobacco Prevention and Control Account

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $277,000

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,163,000

Legal Services Revolving Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$147,422,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($162,364,000))

$162,367,000

     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) Prior to entering into any negotiated settlement of a claim against the state, that exceeds five million dollars, the attorney general shall notify the director of financial management and the chairs of the senate committee on ways and means and the house of representatives committee on appropriations.

     (4)(a) $87,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the office of the attorney general to prepare a report by October 1, 2002, on federal and Indian reserved water rights, and to submit the report to the standing committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over water resources. The objectives of the report shall be to:

     (I) Examine and characterize the types of water rights issues involved;

     (ii) Examine the approaches of other states to such issues and their results;

     (iii) Examine methods for addressing such issues including, but not limited to, administrative, judicial, or other methods, or any combinations thereof; and

     (iv) Examine implementation and funding requirements.

     (b) Following receipt of the report, the standing committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over water resources shall seek and consider the recommendations of the relevant departments and agencies of the United States, the federally recognized Indian tribes with water-related interests in the state, and water users in the state and shall develop recommendations.

     Sec. 110. 2002 c 371 s 125 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, TRADE, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT General Fund--

State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$70,893,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($60,499,000))

$59,723,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($173,342,000))

$201,965,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,980,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,094,000

Public Works Assistance Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,911,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,500,000

Film and Video Promotion Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000

Building Code Council Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,226,000))

$1,061,000

Administrative Contingency Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,777,000

Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,292,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,513,000

Manufactured Home Installation Training Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$256,000

Community Economic Development Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$113,000

Washington Housing Trust Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,368,000

Public Facility Construction Loan Revolving

     Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$586,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($351,375,000))

$379,057,000


     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 allotments for the office of community development and the office of trade and economic development. Any appropriation made to the department of community, trade, and economic development for carrying out the powers, functions, and duties of either office shall be credited to the appropriate office.

     (2) $3,085,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $2,838,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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 fiscal biennium.

     (3) $61,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $62,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item OCD-01.

     (4) $10,804,156 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 2002 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) $200,000 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) $88,000 to the department to continue a substance abuse treatment in jails program, to test the effect of treatment on future criminal behavior;

     (h) $697,075 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) $60,000 to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to complete the state and local components of the national incident-based reporting system;

     (k) $60,000 to the department for community-based advocacy services to victims of violent crime, other than sexual assault and domestic violence;

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

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

     (n) $901,180 to the office of financial management for criminal history records improvement; and

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

     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.

     (5) $320,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $320,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the rural economic opportunity fund.

     (6) $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for grants to operate, repair, and staff shelters for homeless families with children.

     (7) $2,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $2,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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) $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for consolidated emergency assistance to homeless families with children.

     (9) $205,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $205,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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.

     (10) $698,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $698,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $1,101,000 of the administrative contingency account appropriation are provided solely for contracting with associate development organizations to maintain existing programs.

     (11) $600,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for sexual assault prevention and treatment programs.

     (12) $680,000 of the Washington housing trust account appropriation is provided solely to conduct a pilot project designed to lower infrastructure costs for residential development.

     (13) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided to the department solely for providing technical assistance to developers of housing for farmworkers.

     (14) $370,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $371,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $25,000 of the film and video promotion account appropriation are provided solely for the film office to bring film and video production to Washington state.

     (15) $22,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 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 governmental funds.

     (16) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for grants to food banks and food distribution centers to increase their ability to accept, store, and deliver perishable food.

     (17) $230,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $230,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and the entire community economic development account appropriation are provided solely for support of the developmental disabilities endowment governing board and startup costs of the endowment program. Startup costs are a loan from the state general fund and will be repaid from funds within the program as determined by the governing board. The governing board may use state appropriations to implement a sliding-scale fee waiver for families earning below 150 percent of the state median family income. The director of the department, or the director of the subsequent department of community development, may implement fees to support the program as provided under RCW 43.330.152.

     (18) $880,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation is provided solely for community-based legal advocates to assist sexual assault victims with both civil and criminal justice issues. If Senate Bill No. 5309 is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (19) $65,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $65,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely 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.

     (20) $120,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $120,000 of the Washington housing trust account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely as one-time pass-through funding to currently licensed overnight youth shelters. If Substitute House Bill No. 2060 (low-income housing) is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the fiscal year 2003 appropriation shall be made from the state general fund.

     (21) $1,868,000 of the Washington housing trust account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for emergency shelter assistance. If Substitute House Bill No. 2060 (low-income housing) is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the fiscal year 2003 appropriation shall be made from the state general fund.

     (22) Repayments of outstanding loans granted under RCW 43.63A.600, the mortgage and rental assistance program, shall be remitted to the department, including any current revolving account balances. The department shall contract with a lender or contract collection agent to act as a collection agent of the state. The lender or contract collection agent shall collect payments on outstanding loans, and deposit them into an interest-bearing account. The funds collected shall be remitted to the department quarterly. Interest earned in the account may be retained by the lender or contract collection agent, and shall be considered a fee for processing payments on behalf of the state. Repayments of loans granted under this chapter shall be made to the lender or contract collection agent as long as the loan is outstanding, notwithstanding the repeal of the chapter.

     (23) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the community connections program in Walla Walla.

     (24) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided to the office of community development solely for the purposes of providing assistance to industrial workers who have been displaced by energy cost-related industrial plant closures in rural counties. For purposes of this subsection, "rural county" is as defined in RCW 82.14.370(5). The office of community development shall distribute the amount in this subsection to community agencies that assist the displaced industrial workers in meeting basic needs including, but not limited to, emergency medical and dental services, family and mental health counseling, food, energy costs, mortgage, and rental costs. The department shall not retain more than two percent of the amount provided in this subsection for administrative costs.

     (25) $91,500 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $91,500 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for services related to the foreign representative contract for Japan.

     (26) $81,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for business finance and loan programs.

     (27) $150,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for the quick sites initiative program.

     (28) $120,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for operating a business information hotline.

     (29) $29,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely for travel expenses associated with the office of trade and economic development's provision of outreach and technical assistance services to businesses and local economic development associations.

     (30) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for information technology enhancements designed to improve the delivery of agency services to customers.

     (((32))) (31) $10,111,682 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 2003 as follows:

     (a) $3,551,972 to local units of government to continue multijurisdictional narcotics task forces;

     (b) $611,177 to the department to continue the drug prosecution assistance program in support of multijurisdictional narcotics task forces;

     (c) $1,343,603 to the Washington state patrol for coordination, investigative, and supervisory support to the multijurisdictional narcotics task forces and for methamphetamine education and response;

     (d) $197,154 to the department for grants to support tribal law enforcement needs;

     (e) $976,897 to the department of social and health services, division of alcohol and substance abuse, for drug courts in eastern and western Washington;

     (f) $298,246 to the department for training and technical assistance of public defenders representing clients with special needs;

     (g) $687,155 to the department to continue domestic violence legal advocacy;

     (h) $890,150 to the department of social and health services, juvenile rehabilitation administration, to continue youth violence prevention and intervention projects;

     (I) $89,705 to the department to continue the governor's council on substance abuse;

     (j) $97,591 to the department to continue evaluation of Byrne formula grant programs;

     (k) $494,675 to the office of financial management for criminal history records improvement;

     (l) $60,000 to the department for community-based advocacy services to victims of violent crime, other than sexual assault and domestic violence; and

     (m) $813,358 to the department for required grant administration, monitoring, and reporting on Byrne formula grant programs.

     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.

     (((33) $165,000 of the building code council account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the state building code council pursuant to Senate Bill No. 5352 (building code council fee increase). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (35))) (32) The appropriations in this section reflect a reduction of $504,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003. To implement this reduction, the office of trade and economic development shall take actions consistent with its mission, goals, and objectives to reduce operating costs. Such action, to the greatest extent possible, shall maintain direct payments to service providers, grants to other entities, and other pass-through funds. Examples of actions that may be taken to effect this reduction include hiring freezes, employee furloughs, staffing reductions, restricted travel and training, delaying purchases of equipment, and limiting personal service contracts.

     (((36))) (33) $40,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely to implement the state task force on funding for community-based services to victims of crime as provided in Senate Bill No. 6763. If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (((37))) (34) The appropriations in this section reflect a reduction of $1,641,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003. To implement this reduction, the office of community development shall take actions consistent with its mission, goals, and objectives to reduce operating costs. Such action, to the greatest extent possible, shall maintain direct payments to service providers, grants to other entities, and other pass-through funds. Examples of actions that may be taken to effect this reduction include hiring freezes, employee furloughs, staffing reductions, restricted travel and training, delaying purchases of equipment, and limiting personal service contracts.

     Sec. 111. 2002 c 371 s 127 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,456,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($12,508,000))

$12,488,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($23,657,000))

$35,657,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement

     Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$226,000

State Auditing Services Revolving

     Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($48,872,000))

$60,852,000

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

     (1) The office of financial management shall review policies and procedures regarding purchasing of information technology upgrades by state agencies. Information technology upgrades include replacement workstations, network equipment, operating systems and application software. The review shall document existing policies and procedures, and shall compare alternative upgrade policies that reduce the overall cost to state government for maintaining adequate information technology to meet the existing business needs of state agencies. Findings and recommendations from this review shall be reported to appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2001.

     (2) State agencies that provide services to other state agencies are expected to reduce their expenditures and to share the savings with their clients. The office of financial management shall achieve a reduction of $339,000 in its billings for financial system services purchased by state agencies in fiscal year 2003. The reduction is expected to result from both reduced demand for services and reduced rates.

     (3) $500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2671 (permit assistance center). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (4) $350,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for an assessment and performance scoring of state agencies and separate systemwide performance audits of two governmental functions: State capital construction practices and state contracting practices.

     (a) The scorecard on state agencies shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

     (I) Quality and process management practices;

     (ii) Independent and internal audit functions;

     (iii) Internal and external customer satisfaction;

     (iv) Program effectiveness;

     (v) Fiscal productivity and efficiency; and

     (vi) Statutory and regulatory compliance.

Each agency shall be graded on the categories selected for the scorecard. The office of financial management shall submit the results of the performance scoring, forward recommendations for legislation to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature by November 30, 2002, and release the results of the performance scoring to the public.

     (b)(I) The office of financial management shall conduct separate systemwide performance audits on the state's capital construction and contracting practices using generally accepted government auditing standards. Each performance audit shall include, but not be limited to, a review of the following:

     (A) Validity and reliability of management's performance measures;

     (B) A review of internal controls and internal audits;

     (c) The adequacy of systems used for measuring, reporting, and monitoring performance;

     (D) The extent to which legislative, regulatory, and organizational goals and objectives are being achieved; and

     (E) Identification and recognition of best practices.

     (ii) The performance audit on state capital construction practices shall include building projects, highway projects, and architectural and engineering services. The following state agencies, at a minimum, shall be subject to audit sampling: Department of transportation, department of general administration, and state higher education agencies.

     (iii) The performance audit on state contracting practices shall include state agencies with sufficient activity with personal services contracts and other types of contracts to evaluate the state's contracting practices.

     (iv) The office of financial management shall grade the results of the performance audits to indicate agencies' performance regarding capital construction and contracting practices. The office of financial management shall report findings from the performance audits to the governor and appropriate legislative committees by November 30, 2002.

     (c) The office of financial management may contract for consulting services in completing requirements under this subsection.

     Sec. 112. 2002 c 371 s 128 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS Administrative Hearings Revolving Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($22,394,000))

$23,473,000

     Sec. 113. 2002 c 371 s 132 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$226,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($210,000))

$215,000

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

$441,000

     Sec. 114. 2002 c 371 s 133 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE COMMISSION ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $211,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($207,000))

$212,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($418,000))

$423,000

     Sec. 115. 2002 c 371 s 135 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS--OPERATIONS Dependent Care Administrative Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $378,000

Department of Retirement Systems Expense Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($49,183,000))

$49,044,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($49,561,000))

$49,422,000

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

     (1) $1,000,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for support of the information systems project known as the electronic document image management system.

     (2) $120,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for locating inactive members entitled to retirement benefits.

     (3) $117,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for modifications to the retirement information systems to accommodate tracking of postretirement employment on an hourly basis.

     (4) $440,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5143 (Washington state patrol retirement systems plan 2).

     (5) $6,420,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of public employees' retirement system plan 3 (chapter 247, Laws of 2000).

     (6) $96,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6376 (PERS plan 3 transfer payment). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (7) (($9,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6377 (TRS plan 1 extended school year). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (8))) $12,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6378 (LEOFF plan 2 part-time leave of absence). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (((9))) (8) $122,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6379 (transferring service credit to WSPRS). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (((10))) (9) $651,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Senate Bill No. 6380 (survivor benefits). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (((11))) (10) $53,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6381 (PERS plan 1 terminated vested). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (((12) $130,000 of the department of retirement systems expense account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 2896 (EMT service credit transfer). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (13))) (11) The appropriations in this section are reduced to reflect savings resulting from a 0.01 percent reduction of the department of retirement systems administrative expense rate, effective May 1, 2002, from 0.23 to 0.22 for the remainder of the 2001-03 biennium.

     Sec. 116. 2002 c 371 s 137 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($72,823,000))

$72,820,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($78,149,000))

$77,118,000

Timber Tax Distribution Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,131,000

Waste Education/Recycling/Litter Control--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $101,000

State Toxics Control Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $67,000

Oil Spill Administration Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($109,000))

$9,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($156,394,000))

$155,260,000


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

     (1) $269,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $49,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to establish and provide staff support to a committee on taxation to study the elasticity, equity, and adequacy of the state's tax system.

     (a) The committee shall consist of eleven members. The department shall appoint six academic scholars from the fields of economics, taxation, business administration, public administration, public policy, and other relevant disciplines as determined by the department, after consulting with the majority and minority leaders in the senate, the co-speakers in the house of representatives, the chair of the ways and means committee in the senate, and the co-chairs of the finance committee in the house of representatives. The governor and the chairs of the majority and minority caucuses in each house of the legislature shall each appoint one member to the committee. These appointments may be legislative members. The members of the committee shall either elect a voting chair from among their membership or a nonvoting chair who is not a member of the committee. Members of the committee shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for travel expenses under RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.

     (b) The purpose of the study is to determine how well the current tax system functions and how it might be changed to better serve the citizens of the state in the twenty-first century. In reviewing options for changes to the tax system, the committee shall develop multiple alternatives to the existing tax system. To the extent possible, the alternatives shall be designed to increase the harmony between the tax system of this state and the surrounding states, encourage commerce and business creation, and encourage home ownership. In developing alternatives, the committee shall examine and consider the effects of tax incentives, including exemptions, deferrals, and credits. The alternatives shall range from incremental improvements in the current tax structure to complete replacement of the tax structure. In conducting the study, the committee shall examine the tax structures of other states and review previous studies regarding tax reform in this state. In developing alternatives, the committee shall be guided by administrative simplicity, economic neutrality, fairness, stability, and transparency. Most of the alternatives presented by the committee to the legislature shall be revenue neutral and contain no income tax.

     (c) The department shall create an advisory group to include, but not be limited to, representatives of business, state agencies, local governments, labor, taxpayers, and other advocacy groups. The group shall provide advice and assistance to the committee.

     (d) The committee shall present a final report of its findings and alternatives to the ways and means committee in the senate and the finance committee in the house of representatives by November 30, 2002.

     (((3) $109,000)) (2) $9,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the department to implement the provisions of House Bill No. 2969 (transportation). If the bill is not enacted by January 1, 2003, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. Further, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse to the extent that funds are provided for this purpose in the transportation appropriations act.

     Sec. 117. 2002 c 371 s 139 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $549,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($655,000))

$646,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,930,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $223,000

State Capitol Vehicle Parking Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$154,000

General Administration Services Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$39,546,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($43,057,000))

$43,048,000


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

     (1) The department shall conduct a review of the ultimate purchasing system to evaluate the following: (a) The degree to which program objectives and assumptions were achieved; (b) the degree to which planned schedule of phases, tasks, and activities were accomplished; (c) an assessment of estimated and actual costs of each phase; (d) an assessment of project cost recovery/cost avoidance, return on investment, and measurable outcomes as each relate to the agency's business functions and other agencies' business functions; and (e) the degree to which integration with the agency and state information technology infrastructure was achieved. The department will receive written input from participating pilot agencies that describes measurable organizational benefits and cost avoidance opportunities derived from use of the ultimate purchasing system. The performance review shall be submitted to the office of financial management and the appropriate legislative fiscal committees by July 1, 2002.

     (2) $60,000 of the general administration services account appropriation is provided solely for costs associated with the development of the information technology architecture to link the risk management information system and the tort division's case management system, and the reconciliation of defense cost reimbursement information.

     (3) $44,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the department to implement the waste management and recycling provisions of Substitute House Bill No. 2308 (encouraging recycling and waste reduction). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (4) State agencies that provide services to other state agencies are expected to reduce their expenditures and to share the savings with their clients. The department of general administration shall achieve a reduction of $1,302,000 in its billings for motor pool, consolidated mail, and other services that state agencies purchase in fiscal year 2003. The reduction is expected to result from both reduced demand for services and reduced rates.

     Sec. 118. 2002 c 371 s 143 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,483,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,439,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,000

Liquor Control Board Construction and Maintenance

     Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,684,000

Liquor Revolving Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($125,927,000))

$126,407,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($138,632,000))

$139,112,000


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

     (1) $1,573,000 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) $4,803,000 of the liquor revolving account appropriation is provided solely for the costs associated with the development and implementation of a merchandising business system. Expenditures of any funds for this system are conditioned upon the approval of the merchandising business system's feasibility study by the information services board. The amount provided in this subsection is also conditioned upon satisfying the requirements of section 902 of this act.

     (3) $84,000 of the liquor control board construction and maintenance account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the liquor control board to employ additional staff during the holiday season to handle the expected increase in sales volume at the Seattle distribution center.

     Sec. 119. 2002 c 371 s 145 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,165,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($8,710,000))

$8,740,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($22,509,000))

$28,003,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $234,000

Enhanced 911 Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20,269,000

Disaster Response Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($2,010,000))

$1,531,000

Disaster Response Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($6,510,000))

$3,243,000

Worker and Community Right to Know Fund--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $283,000

Nisqually Earthquake Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($29,027,000))

$24,101,000

Nisqually Earthquake Account--Federal

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($49,641,000))

$48,153,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($148,358,000))

$143,722,000

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

     (1) (($1,906,000)) $1,427,000 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) disasters approved in the 1999-01 biennium budget. The military department may, upon approval of the director of financial management, use portions of the disaster response account--state appropriation to offset costs of new disasters occurring before June 30, 2003. The military department shall submit a report quarterly to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees 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 shall be displayed by individual disaster, by fund, and by type of assistance. The military department shall also submit a report quarterly to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees detailing information on the disaster response account, including: (a) The amount and type of deposits into the account; (b) the current available fund balance as of the reporting date; and (c) the projected fund balance at the end of the 2001-03 biennium based on current revenue and expenditure patterns.

     (2) $100,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $100,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided solely for implementation of the conditional scholarship program pursuant to chapter 28B.103 RCW.

     (3) $60,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $60,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5256 (emergency management compact). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (4) $35,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $35,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 appropriation are provided solely for the north county emergency medical service.

     (5) (($2,145,000)) $1,967,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account-- state appropriation and (($4,174,000)) $3,305,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--federal appropriation are provided solely for the military department's costs associated with coordinating the state's response to the February 28, 2001, earthquake.

     (6) (($678,000)) $641,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account-- state appropriation and (($3,420,000)) $3,797,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--federal appropriation are provided solely for mitigation costs associated with the earthquake for state and local agencies. Of the amount from the Nisqually earthquake account--state appropriation, (($217,000)) $227,000 is provided for the state matching share for state agencies and (($462,000)) $414,000 is provided for one- half of the local matching share for local entities. The amount provided for the local matching share constitutes a revenue distribution for purposes of RCW 43.135.060(1).

     (7) (($8,970,000)) $10,493,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--state appropriation and (($42,047,000)) $41,051,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--federal appropriation are provided solely for public assistance costs associated with the earthquake for state and local agencies. Of the amount from the Nisqually earthquake account--state appropriation, (($3,924,000)) $5,237,000 is provided for the state matching share for state agencies and (($5,046,000)) $5,256,000 is provided for one-half of the local matching share for local entities. The amount provided for the local matching share constitutes a revenue distribution for purposes of RCW 43.135.060(1).

     (8) (($17,234,000)) $11,000,000 of the Nisqually earthquake account--state appropriation is provided solely to cover other response and recovery costs associated with the Nisqually earthquake that are not eligible for federal emergency management agency reimbursement. Prior to expending funds provided in this subsection, the military department shall obtain prior approval of the director of financial management. Prior to approving any single project of over $1,000,000, the office of financial management shall notify the fiscal committees of the legislature. The military department is to submit a quarterly report detailing the costs authorized under this subsection to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees.

     (9) $2,818,000 of the enhanced 911 account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6034 or House Bill No. 2595 (enhanced 911 excise tax). If neither bill is enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.


PART II

HUMAN SERVICES


     Sec. 201. 2002 c 371 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 in this act. However, after May 1, 2002, unless specifically prohibited by this act, the department may transfer general fund--state appropriations for fiscal year 2002 among programs after approval by the director of financial management; and after May 1, 2003, the department may transfer general fund--state appropriations for fiscal year 2003 among programs after such approval. 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 2002 or fiscal year 2003 caseload forecasts and utilization assumptions in the medical assistance, long-term care, foster care, adoption support, 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.

     (4) In the event the department receives additional unrestricted federal funds or achieves savings in excess of that anticipated in this act, the department shall use up to $5,000,000 of such funds to initiate a pilot project providing integrated support services to homeless individuals needing mental health services, alcohol or substance abuse treatment, medical care, or who demonstrate community safety concerns. Before such a pilot project is initiated, the department shall notify the fiscal committees of the legislature of the plans for such a pilot project including the source of funds to be used.

     Sec. 202. 2002 c 371 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 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225,104,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($231,042,000))

$227,756,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($369,403,000))

$376,403,000

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

Public Safety and Education Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$964,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,639,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($832,552,000))

$836,266,000


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

     (1) $2,237,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, $2,271,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and $1,584,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the category of services titled "intensive family preservation services."

     (2) $685,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $701,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 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.

     (3) $524,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation, $375,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 appropriation, and $161,000 of the general fund--federal 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.

     (4) $1,260,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, $1,248,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and $4,150,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely for the family policy council and community public health and safety networks. The funding level for the family policy council and community public health and safety networks represents a 25 percent reduction below the funding level for the 1999-2001 biennium. Funding levels shall be reduced 25 percent for both the family policy council and network grants. Reductions to network grants shall be allocated so as to maintain current funding levels, to the greatest extent possible, for projects with the strongest evidence of positive outcomes and for networks with substantial compliance with contracts for network grants.

     (5) $2,215,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, $4,394,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and $5,604,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for reducing the average caseload level per case-carrying social worker. Average caseload reductions are intended to increase the amount of time social workers spend in direct contact with the children, families, and foster parents involved with their open cases. The department shall use some of the funds provided in several local offices to increase staff that support case-carrying social workers in ways that will allow social workers to increase direct contact time with children, families, and foster parents. To achieve the goal of reaching an average caseload ratio of 1:24 by the end of fiscal year 2003, the department shall develop a plan for redeploying 30 FTEs to case-carrying social worker and support positions from other areas in the children and family services budget. The FTE redeployment plan shall be submitted to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1, 2001.

     (6) $1,000,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation and $1,000,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund-- state appropriation are provided solely for increasing foster parent respite care services that improve the retention of foster parents and increase the stability of foster placements. The department shall report quarterly to the appropriate committees of the legislature progress against appropriate baseline measures for foster parent retention and stability of foster placements.

     (7) $1,050,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation is provided solely for increasing kinship care placements for children who otherwise would likely be placed in foster care. These funds shall be used for extraordinary costs incurred by relatives at the time of placement, or for extraordinary costs incurred by relatives after placement if such costs would likely cause a disruption in the kinship care placement. $50,000 of the funds provided shall be contracted to the Washington institute for public policy to conduct a study of kinship care placements. The study shall examine the prevalence and needs of families who are raising related children and shall compare services and policies of Washington state with other states that have a higher rate of kinship care placements in lieu of foster care placements. The study shall identify possible changes in services and policies that are likely to increase appropriate kinship care placements.

     (8) $3,386,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation, $5,710,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation, and $19,819,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for increases in the cost per case for foster care and adoption support. $16,000,000 of the general fund--federal amount shall remain unalloted until the office of financial management approves a plan submitted by the department to achieve a higher rate of federal earnings in the foster care program. That plan shall also be submitted to the fiscal committees of the legislature and shall indicate projected federal revenue compared to actual fiscal year 2001 levels. Within the amounts provided for foster care, the department shall increase the basic rate for foster care to an average of $420 per month on July 1, 2001. The department shall use the remaining funds provided in this subsection to pay for increases in the cost per case for foster care and adoption support. The department shall seek to control rate increases and reimbursement decisions for foster care and adoption support cases such that the cost per case for family foster care, group care, receiving homes, and adoption support does not exceed the amount assumed in the projected caseload expenditures plus the amounts provided in this subsection.

     (9) $1,767,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,767,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $1,241,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for rate and capacity increases for child placing agencies. Child placing agencies shall increase their capacity by 15 percent in fiscal year 2002.

     (10) The department shall provide secure crisis residential facilities across the state in a manner that: (a) Retains geographic provision of these services; and (b) retains beds in high use areas.

     (11) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for a foster parent retention program. This program is directed at foster parents caring for children who act out sexually, as described in House Bill No. 1525 (foster parent retention program).

     Sec. 203. 2002 c 371 s 203 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--JUVENILE REHABILITATION PROGRAM General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $83,151,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($79,107,000))

$79,172,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($13,803,000))

$13,763,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,110,000

Juvenile Accountability Incentive

     Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,461,000

Public Safety and Education

     Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,047,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,174,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($230,853,000))

$230,878,000

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

     (1) $686,000 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.

     (2) $5,980,000 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.

     (3) $1,161,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,162,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $5,190,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account 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.

     (4) $2,515,000 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.

     (5) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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).

     (6) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for a contract for expanded services of the teamchild project.

     (7) $423,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $754,100 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, $152,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, $172,000 of the public safety and education assistance account appropriation, and $604,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted service providers.

     (8) $16,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $16,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 167, Laws of 1999 (firearms on school property). The amounts provided in this subsection are intended to provide funding for county impacts associated with the implementation of chapter 167, Laws of 1999, and shall be distributed to counties as prescribed in the current consolidated juvenile services (CJS) formula.

     (9) $3,441,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $3,441,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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.

     (10) $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. 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.

     (11) The distributions made under (9) and (10) 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.

     (12) Each quarter during the 2001-03 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.

     (13) $1,692,000 of the juvenile accountability incentive account-- federal appropriation is provided solely for the continued implementation of a pilot program to provide for postrelease planning and treatment of juvenile offenders with co-occurring disorders.

     (14) $22,000 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 (m) of this subsection.

     (15) $900,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $900,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the continued implementation of the juvenile violence prevention grant program established in section 204, chapter 309, Laws of 1999.

     (16) $33,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $29,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 1070 (juvenile offender basic training). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (17) $21,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $42,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5468 (chemical dependency). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (18) 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.

     (19) $40,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $68,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted service providers.

     (20) $945,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for providing additional research-based services to the juvenile parole population. The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall consult with the institute for public policy in deciding which interventions to provide to the parole population.

     (21) The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall continue to allot and expend funds provided in this section by the category and budget unit structure submitted to the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee.

     Sec. 204. 2002 c 371 s 204 (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 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$194,566,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($177,206,000))

$178,848,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($358,377,000))

$360,025,000

General Fund--Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,596,000

Health Services Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,450,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($758,195,000))

$761,485,000

     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) $388,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $2,829,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $3,157,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for development and operation of community residential and support services for persons whose treatment needs constitute substantial barriers to community placement and who no longer require active psychiatric treatment at an inpatient hospital level of care, no longer meet the criteria for inpatient involuntary commitment, and who are clinically ready for discharge from a state psychiatric hospital. In the event that enough patients are not transitioned or diverted from the state hospitals to close at least two hospital wards by July 2002, and four additional wards by April 2003, a proportional share of these funds shall be transferred to the appropriations in subsection (2) of this section to support continued care of the patients in the state hospitals. Primary responsibility and accountability for provision of appropriate community support for persons placed with these funds shall reside with the mental health program and the regional support networks, with partnership and active support from the alcohol and substance abuse and from the aging and adult services programs. The department shall negotiate performance- based incentive contracts to provide appropriate community support services for individuals leaving the state hospitals under this subsection. The department shall first seek to contract with regional support networks before offering a contract to any other party. The funds appropriated in this subsection shall not be considered "available resources" as defined in RCW 71.24.025 and are not subject to the standard allocation formula applied in accordance with RCW 71.24.035(13)(a).

     (d) At least $1,000,000 of the federal block grant funding appropriated in this subsection shall be used for (I) initial development, training, and operation of the community support teams which will work with long-term state hospital residents prior and subsequent to their return to the community; and (ii) development of support strategies which will reduce the unnecessary and excessive use of state and local hospitals for short-term crisis stabilization services. Such strategies may include training and technical assistance to community long-term care and substance abuse providers; the development of diversion beds and stabilization support teams; examination of state hospital policies regarding admissions; and the development of new contractual standards to assure that the statutory requirement that 85 percent of short-term detentions be managed locally is being fulfilled. The department shall report to the fiscal and policy committees of the legislature on the results of these efforts by November 1, 2001, and again by November 1, 2002.

     (e) The department is authorized to implement a new formula for allocating available resources among the regional support networks. The distribution formula shall use the number of persons eligible for the state medical programs funded under chapter 74.09 RCW as the measure of the requirement for the number of acutely mentally ill, chronically mentally ill, severely emotionally disturbed children, and seriously disturbed in accordance with RCW 71.24.035(13)(a). The new formula shall be phased in over a period of no less than six years. Furthermore, the department shall increase the medicaid capitation rates which a regional support network would otherwise receive under the formula by an amount sufficient to assure that total funding allocated to the regional support network in fiscal year 2002 increases by up to 3.5 percent over the amount actually paid to that regional support network in fiscal year 2001, and by up to an additional 5.0 percent in fiscal year 2003, if total funding to the regional support network would otherwise increase by less than those percentages under the new formula, and provided that the nonfederal share of the higher medicaid payment rate is provided by the regional support network from local funds.

     (f) Within funds appropriated in this subsection, the department shall contract with the Clark county regional support network for development and operation of a project demonstrating 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 chapter 275-57 WAC. 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 after meeting all other medicaid spending requirements assumed in this subsection. The regional support network shall provide the department with (I) periodic reports on project service levels, methods, and outcomes; and (ii) an intergovernmental transfer equal to the state share of the increased medicaid payment provided for operation of this project.

     (g) 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 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) Prioritized for use in those areas of the state which are at greatest risk of lacking sufficient inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity, rather than being distributed on a formula basis; (ii) prioritized for use by those hospitals which do not receive low-income disproportionate share hospital payments as of the date of application for funding; and (iii) 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. Payments from the amount provided in this subsection shall not be made to any provider that has not agreed that, except for prospective rate increases, the payment shall offset, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, any liability that may be established against, or any settlement that may be agreed to by the state, regarding the rate of state reimbursement for inpatient psychiatric care. 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.

     (((I))) (h) The department shall assure that each regional support network increases spending on direct client services in fiscal years 2002 and 2003 by at least the same percentage as the total state, federal, and local funds allocated to the regional support network in those years exceeds the amounts allocated to it in fiscal year 2001.

     (((j))) (I) The department shall reduce state funding otherwise payable to a regional support network in fiscal years 2002 and 2003 by the full amount by which the regional support network's reserves and fund balances as of December 31, 2001, exceed the required risk reserve for that regional support network. The required reserve amount shall be calculated by applying the risk reserve percentage specified in the department's contract with the regional support network to the total state and federal revenues for which the regional support network would otherwise be eligible in accordance with this subsection. As used in this subsection, "reserves" does not include capital project reserves established in accordance with state accounting and reporting standards before January 1, 2002.

     (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$84,878,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($80,784,000))

$88,187,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($139,821,000))

$134,120,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($29,532,000))

$29,680,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($335,015,000))

$336,865,000

     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 seek to reduce the census of the two state psychiatric hospitals by 178 beds by April 2003 by arranging and providing community residential, mental health, and other support services for long-term state hospital patients whose treatment needs constitute substantial barriers to community placement and who no longer require active psychiatric treatment at an inpatient hospital level of care, no longer meet the criteria for inpatient involuntary commitment, and who are clinically ready for discharge from a state psychiatric hospital. No such patient is to move from the hospital until a team of community professionals has become familiar with the person and their treatment plan; assessed their strengths, preferences, and needs; arranged a safe, clinically-appropriate, and stable place for them to live; assured that other needed medical, behavioral, and social services are in place; and is contracted to monitor the person's progress on an ongoing basis. The department and the regional support networks shall endeavor to assure that hospital patients are able to return to their area of origin, and that placements are not concentrated in proximity to the hospitals.

     (d) For each month subsequent to the month in which a state hospital bed has been closed in accordance with (c) of this subsection, the mental health program shall transfer to the medical assistance program state funds equal to the state share of the monthly per capita expenditure amount estimated for categorically needy-disabled persons in the most recent forecast of medical assistance expenditures.

     (e) The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature by November 1, 2001, and by November 1, 2002, on its plans for and progress toward achieving the objectives set forth in (c) of this subsection.

     (3) CIVIL COMMITMENT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,267,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($20,934,000))

$21,320,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($39,201,000))

$39,587,000

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

     (a) $1,587,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $2,646,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for operational costs associated with a less restrictive step-down placement facility on McNeil Island.

     (b) $300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $300,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for mitigation funding for jurisdictions affected by the placement of less restrictive alternative facilities for persons conditionally released from the special commitment center facility being constructed on McNeil Island. Of this amount, up to $45,000 per year is provided for the city of Lakewood for police protection reimbursement at Western State Hospital and adjacent areas, up to $45,000 per year is provided for training police personnel on chapter 12, Laws of 2001, 2nd sp. sess. (3ESSB 6151), up to $125,000 per year is provided for Pierce county for reimbursement of additional costs, and the remaining amounts are for other documented costs by jurisdictions directly impacted by the placement of the secure community transition facility on McNeil Island. Pursuant to chapter 12, Laws of 2001, 2nd sp. sess (3ESSB 6151), the department shall continue to work with local jurisdictions towards reaching agreement for mitigation costs.

     (c) By October 1, 2001, the department shall report to the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the house of representatives and senate detailing information on plans for increasing the efficiency of staffing patterns at the new civil commitment center facility being constructed on McNeil Island.

     (d) $600,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6594 (secure community transition facilities). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $444,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $443,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,082,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,969,000

     (5) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,104,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,111,000))

$4,527,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($5,659,000))

$7,077,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($11,874,000))

$14,708,000

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

     (a) $113,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $164,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the institute for public policy to evaluate the impacts of chapter 214, Laws of 1999 (mentally ill offenders), chapter 217, Laws of 2000 (atypical anti-psychotic medications), chapter 297, Laws of 1998 (commitment of mentally ill persons), and chapter 334, Laws of 2001 (mental health performance audit).

     (b) $168,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $243,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $411,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the development and implementation of a uniform outcome-oriented performance measurement system to be used in evaluating and managing the community mental health service delivery system consistent with the recommendations contained in the joint legislative audit and review committee's audit of the public mental health system. Once implemented, the use of performance measures will allow comparison of measurement results to established standards and benchmarks among regional support networks, service providers, and against other states. The department shall provide a report to the appropriate committees of the legislature on the development and implementation of the use of performance measures by October 2002.

     (c) $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $125,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $250,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for a study of the prevalence of mental illness among the state's regional support networks. The study shall examine how reasonable estimates of the prevalence of mental illness relate to the incidence of persons enrolled in medical assistance programs in each regional support network area. In conducting this study, the department shall consult with the joint legislative audit and review committee, regional support networks, community mental health providers, and mental health consumer representatives. The department shall submit a final report on its findings to the fiscal, health care, and human services committees of the legislature by November 1, 2003.

     Sec. 205. 2002 c 371 s 205 (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 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$233,705,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($255,415,000))

$250,654,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($405,773,000))

$400,311,000

Health Services Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $903,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($895,796,000))

$885,573,000

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

     (a) (((b) $10,050,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation and $3,550,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for expanded access to community services. A total of $7,800,000 is provided for additional residential services for persons on the home and community based waiver. A total of $3,600,000 is provided for family support and high school transition. A total of $2,700,000 is provided between this subsection and subsection (3) of this section for staffing and other costs to improve oversight of quality of care, program management, and fiscal management.)) New funding for family support and high school transition along with a portion of existing funding for these programs shall be provided as supplemental security income (SSI) state supplemental payments. The legislature finds that providing cash assistance to individuals and families needing these supports promotes self-determination and independence. It is the intent of the legislature that the department shall comply with federal requirements to maintain aggregate funding for SSI state supplemental payments while promoting self-determination and independence for persons with developmental disabilities in families with taxable incomes at or below 150 percent of median family income. Individuals receiving family support or high school transition payments shall not become eligible for medical assistance under RCW 74.09.510 due solely to the receipt of SSI state supplemental payments. ((These amounts and the specified expansion of community services are intended to be the fiscal component of the negotiated settlement in the pending litigation on developmental disabilities services, ARC v. Quasim.

     (c))) (b) The health services account appropriation and $904,000 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.

     (((d))) (c) $902,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, (($3,372,000)) $2,274,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and (($4,056,000)) $3,011,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for community services for residents of residential habilitation centers (RHCs) who are able to be adequately cared for in community settings and who choose to live in those community settings. The department shall ensure that the average cost per day for all program services other than start-up costs shall not exceed $280. If the number and timing of residents choosing to move into community settings is not sufficient to achieve the RHC cottage consolidation plan assumed in the appropriations in subsection (2) of this section, the department shall transfer sufficient appropriations from this subsection to subsection (2) of this section to cover the added costs incurred in the RHCs. The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature, within 45 days following each fiscal year quarter, the number of residents moving into community settings and the actual expenditures for all community services to support those residents.

     (((e))) (d) $1,153,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $3,054,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $4,031,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for expanded community services for persons with developmental disabilities who also have community protection issues or are diverted or discharged from state psychiatric hospitals. The department shall ensure that the average cost per day for all program services other than start-up costs shall not exceed $275. The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature, within 45 days following each fiscal year quarter, the number of persons served with these additional community services, where they were residing, what kinds of services they were receiving prior to placement, and the actual expenditures for all community services to support these clients.

     (((f))) (e) The department shall not increase total enrollment in home and community based waivers for persons with developmental disabilities except for changes assumed in additional funding provided in subsections (((b), (d), and (e))) (c) and (d) of this section. Prior to submitting to the health care financing authority any additional home and community based waiver request for persons with developmental disabilities, the department shall submit a summary of the waiver request to the appropriate committees of the legislature. The summary shall include eligibility criteria, program description, enrollment projections and limits, and budget and cost effectiveness projections that distinguish the requested waiver from other existing or proposed waivers.

     (((g))) (f) $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,000,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for employment, or other day activities and training programs, for young adults with developmental disabilities who complete their high school curriculum in 2001 or 2002. These services are intended to assist with the transition to work and more independent living. Funding shall be used to the greatest extent possible for vocational rehabilitation services matched with federal funding. In recent years, the state general fund appropriation for employment and day programs has been underspent. These surpluses, built into the carry forward level budget, shall be redeployed for high school transition services.

     (((h))) (g) $369,000 of the fiscal year 2002 general fund--state appropriation and $369,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation are provided solely for continuation of the autism pilot project started in 1999.

     (((I))) (h) $4,049,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,734,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $5,369,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to increase compensation by an average of fifty cents per hour for low-wage workers providing state- funded services to persons with developmental disabilities. These funds, along with funding provided for vendor rate increases, are sufficient to raise wages an average of fifty cents and cover the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the wage increase. In consultation with the statewide associations representing such agencies, the department shall establish a mechanism for testing the extent to which funds have been used for this purpose, and report the results to the fiscal committees of the legislature by February 1, 2002.

     (2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$69,375,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($68,203,000))

$68,914,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($145,672,000))

$146,495,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,230,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($294,480,000))

$296,014,000

     The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: Pursuant to RCW 71A.12.160, if residential habilitation center capacity is not being used for permanent residents, the department shall make residential habilitation center vacancies available for respite care and any other services needed to care for clients who are not currently being served in a residential habilitation center and whose needs require staffing levels similar to current residential habilitation center residents. Providing respite care shall not impede the department's ability to consolidate cottages, and maintain expenditures within allotments, as assumed in the appropriations in this subsection.

     (3) PROGRAM SUPPORT

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,711,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,007,000))

$3,088,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,612,000))

$3,421,000

Telecommunications Devices for the Hearing and

     Speech Impaired Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,767,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($8,097,000))

$9,987,000

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

     (a) $270,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation and $170,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for improved fiscal management of the home and community-based waiver and other community services.

     (b) $100,000 of the telecommunications devices for the hearing and speech impaired account appropriation is provided solely for increasing the contract amount for the southeast Washington deaf and hard of hearing services center due to increased workload.

     (4) SPECIAL PROJECTS

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,995,000

     Sec. 206. 2002 c 371 s 206 (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 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $505,983,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($513,154,000))

$516,349,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,053,299,000))

$1,055,673,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($11,803,000))

$11,387,000

Health Services Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,523,000))

$5,087,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,088,762,000))

$2,094,479,000

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

     (1) The entire health services account appropriation, $1,210,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, (($1,423,000)) $1,458,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and (($6,794,000)) $7,346,000 of the general fund-- federal appropriation 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, and only for persons with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Home care agencies may obtain coverage either through the basic health plan or through an alternative plan with substantially equivalent benefits.

     (2) $1,706,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,706,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, 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 chapter 74.46 RCW, the weighted average nursing facility payment rate shall be no more than $128.79 for fiscal year 2002, and no more than $132.58 for fiscal year 2003. For all facilities, the therapy care, support services, and operations component rates established in accordance with chapter 74.46 RCW shall be adjusted for economic trends and conditions by 2.1 percent effective July 1, 2001, and by an additional 1.5 percent effective July 1, 2002. For case-mix facilities, direct care component rates established in accordance with chapter 74.46 RCW shall also be adjusted for economic trends and conditions by 2.1 percent effective July 1, 2001, and by an additional 2.3 percent effective July 1, 2002. Additionally, to facilitate the transition to a fully case-mix based direct care payment system, the median price per case-mix unit for each of the applicable direct care peer groups shall be increased on a one-time basis by 2.64 percent effective July 1, 2002.

     (4) In accordance with Substitute House Bill No. 2242 (nursing home rates), the department shall issue certificates of capital authorization which result in up to $10 million of increased asset value completed and ready for occupancy in fiscal year 2003; in up to $27 million of increased asset value completed and ready for occupancy in fiscal year 2004; and in up to $27 million of increased asset value completed and ready for occupancy in fiscal year 2005.

     (5) 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.

     (6) Within funds appropriated in this section and in section 204 of this act, the aging and adult services program shall coordinate with and actively support the efforts of the mental health program and of the regional support networks to provide stable community living arrangements for persons with dementia and traumatic brain injuries who have been long-term residents of the state psychiatric hospitals. The aging and adult services program shall report to the health care and fiscal committees of the legislature by November 1, 2001, and by November 1, 2002, on the actions it has taken to achieve this objective.

     (7) Within funds appropriated in this section and in section 204 of this act, the aging and adult services program shall devise and implement strategies in partnership with the mental health program and the regional support networks to reduce the use of state and local psychiatric hospitals for the short-term stabilization of persons with dementia and traumatic brain injuries. Such strategies may include training and technical assistance to help long-term care providers avoid and manage behaviors which might otherwise result in psychiatric hospitalizations; monitoring long-term care facilities to assure residents are receiving appropriate mental health care and are not being inappropriately medicated or hospitalized; the development of diversion beds and stabilization support teams; and the establishment of systems to track the use of psychiatric hospitals by long-term care providers. The aging and adult services program shall report to the health care and fiscal committees of the legislature by November 1, 2001, and by November 1, 2002, on the actions it has taken to achieve this objective.

     (8) In accordance with Substitute House Bill No. 1341, the department may implement a medicaid waiver program for persons who do not qualify for such services as categorically needy, subject to federal approval and the following conditions and limitations:

     (a) The waiver program shall include coverage of care in community residential facilities. Enrollment in the waiver shall not exceed 50 persons by the end of fiscal year 2002, nor 600 persons by the end of fiscal year 2003.

     (b) For each month of waiver service delivered to a person who was not covered by medicaid prior to their enrollment in the waiver, the aging and adult services program shall transfer to the medical assistance program state and federal funds equal to the monthly per capita expenditure amount, net of drug rebates, estimated for medically needy-aged persons in the most recent forecast of medical assistance expenditures.

     (c) The department shall identify the number of medically needy nursing home residents, and enrollment and expenditures on the medically needy waiver, on monthly management reports.

     (d) The department shall track and report to health care and fiscal committees of the legislature by November 15, 2002, on the types of long-term care support a sample of waiver participants were receiving prior to their enrollment in the waiver, how those services were being paid for, and an assessment of their adequacy.

     (9) $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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.

     (10) $364,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $364,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $740,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for payment of exceptional care rates so that persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias who might otherwise require nursing home or state hospital care can instead be served in boarding home-licensed facilities which specialize in the care of such conditions.

     (11) From funds appropriated in this section, the department shall increase compensation for individual and for agency home care providers. Payments to individual home care providers are to be increased from $7.18 per hour to $7.68 per hour on July 1, 2001. Payments to agency providers are to be increased to $13.30 per hour on July 1, 2001, and to $13.44 per hour on July 1, 2002. All but 18 cents per hour of the July 1, 2001, increase to agency providers is to be used to increase wages for direct care workers. The appropriations in this section also include the funds needed for the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the wage increase required by this subsection.

     (12) $2,507,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $2,595,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $5,100,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for prospective rate increases intended to increase compensation by an average of fifty cents per hour for low-wage workers in agencies which contract with the state to provide community residential services for persons with functional disabilities. In consultation with the statewide associations representing such agencies, the department shall establish a mechanism for testing the extent to which funds have been used for this purpose, and report the results to the fiscal committees of the legislature by February 1, 2002. The amounts in this subsection also include the funds needed for the employer share of unemployment and social security taxes on the amount of the wage increase.

     (13) $1,082,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,082,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $2,204,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for prospective rate increases intended to increase compensation for low-wage workers in nursing homes which contract with the state. For fiscal year 2002, the department shall add forty-five cents per patient day to the direct care rate which would otherwise be paid to each nursing facility in accordance with chapter 74.46 RCW. For fiscal year 2003, the department shall increase the median price per case-mix unit for each of the applicable peer groups by six-tenths of one percent in order to distribute the available funds. In consultation with the statewide associations representing nursing facilities, the department shall establish a mechanism for testing the extent to which funds have been used for this purpose, and report the results to the fiscal committees of the legislature by February 1, 2002, and by December 1, 2002.

     Sec. 207. 2002 c 371 s 207 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--ECONOMIC SERVICES PROGRAM General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $442,984,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($394,974,000))

$406,972,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,359,505,000))

$1,363,821,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$33,880,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,231,343,000))

$2,247,657,000

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

     (1) $281,035,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, (($277,231,000)) $281,089,000 of the general fund-- state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, (($1,254,197,000)) $1,258,165,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, and $31,444,000 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 the 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 receipt 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 offer 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 been 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) From the amounts provided in this subsection, provide $50,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 from the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 to the Washington institute for public policy for continuation of the WorkFirst evaluation database.

     (d) Submit a report by December 1, 2001, to the fiscal committees of the legislature containing a spending plan for the WorkFirst program. The plan shall identify how spending levels in the 2001-2003 biennium will be adjusted by June 30, 2003, to be sustainable within available federal grant levels and the carryforward level of state funds.

     (2) $54,623,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($44,431,000)) $51,147,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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 the funds provided.

     (3) $5,632,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($4,032,000)) $6,852,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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) $48,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 is provided solely to implement chapter 111, Laws of 2001 (veterans/Philippines).

     (5) The department shall apply the provisions of RCW 74.04.005(10) to simplify resource eligibility policy, make such policy consistent with other federal public assistance programs, and achieve the budgetary savings assumed in this section.

     (6) It is the intent of the legislature that the department shall comply with federal requirements to maintain aggregate funding for supplemental security income (SSI) supplemental payments. Within the amount remaining in this section, SSI supplemental payments shall be used for current SSI recipients who have ineligible spouses.

     (7) $311,000 of the fiscal year 2003 general fund--state appropriation and $255,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the department to: (a) Increase and improve efforts to verify that children and pregnant women are in fact eligible for the medical assistance services they receive; and (b) review their continued eligibility for medical assistance services every six months. The improved income verification efforts shall be implemented no later than April 1, 2003, and shall include review of recipient documentation and employer contacts to verify that the income declared by applicants and recipients is accurate. These efforts will be supplemented by electronic records checks that will be in place by July 1, 2003. The six-month rather than annual review of continued eligibility is to be implemented no later than October 1, 2003. All administrative rules, guidelines, and procedures; staffing levels and training; and changes to electronic systems necessary to implement the six-month review of continued eligibility shall be in place as required to timely implement the six-month reviews beginning October 1, 2003.

     Sec. 208. 2002 c 371 s 208 (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 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,851,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($37,022,000))

$36,548,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($91,549,000))

$91,539,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $723,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,427,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $52,306,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($230,878,000))

$230,394,000

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

     (1) $810,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,622,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for expansion of 35 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. These additional treatment beds shall be located in the eastern part of the state.

     (2) $1,000,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation is provided solely for expansion of treatment for persons gravely disabled by abuse and addiction to alcohol and other drugs including methamphetamine.

     (3) $1,083,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation and $75,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account--state appropriation are provided solely for adult and juvenile drug courts that have a net loss of federal grant funding in state fiscal year 2002 and state fiscal year 2003. This appropriation is intended to cover approximately one-half of lost federal funding.

     (4) $1,993,000 of the public safety and education account--state appropriation and $951,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for drug and alcohol treatment for SSI clients. The department shall continue research and post-program evaluation of these clients to further determine the post-treatment utilization of medical services and the service effectiveness of consolidation.

     (5) $500,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for the department to provide treatment for pathological gambling or training for the treatment of pathological gambling under Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6560 (shared game lottery). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (6) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, funding is provided to implement Second Substitute House Bill No. 2338 or Substitute Senate Bill No. 6361 (drug offender sentencing).

     Sec. 209. 2002 c 371 s 209 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,081,150,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,124,758,000))

$1,186,072,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($3,621,077,000))

$3,310,906,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($211,272,000))

$216,822,000

Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems

     Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($9,200,000))

$16,300,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,104,119,000))

$723,784,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($7,151,576,000))

$6,535,034,000

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

     (1) The department shall increase its efforts to restrain the growth of health care costs. The appropriations in this section anticipate that the department implements a combination of cost containment and utilization strategies sufficient to reduce general fund--state costs by approximately 3 percent below the level projected for the 2001-03 biennium in the March 2001 forecast. The department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by October 1, 2001, on its specific plans and semiannual targets for accomplishing these savings. The department shall report again to the fiscal committees by March 1, 2002, and by September 1, 2002, on actual performance relative to the semiannual targets. If satisfactory progress is not being made to achieve the targeted savings, the reports shall include recommendations for additional or alternative measures to control costs.

     (2) The department shall continue to extend medicaid eligibility to children through age 18 residing in households with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

     (3) 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.

     (4) $502,000 of the health services account appropriation, $400,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation, and $1,676,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Second Substitute House Bill No. 1058 (breast and cervical cancer treatment). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, or if private funding is not contributed equivalent to the general fund--private/local appropriation, the funds appropriated in this subsection shall lapse.

     (5) $620,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2002, (($1,380,000)) $337,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and (($2,000,000)) $960,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of a "ticket to work" medicaid buy-in program for working persons with disabilities, operated in accordance with the following conditions:

     (a) To be eligible, a working person with a disability must have total income which is less than 450 percent of poverty;

     (b) Participants shall participate in the cost of the program by paying (I) a monthly enrollment fee equal to fifty percent of any unearned income in excess of the medicaid medically needy standard; and (ii) a monthly premium equal to 5 percent of all unearned income, plus 5 percent of all earned income after disregarding the first sixty-five dollars of monthly earnings, and half the remainder;

     (c) The department shall establish more restrictive eligibility standards than specified in this subsection to the extent necessary to operate the program within appropriated funds;

     (d) The department may require point-of-service copayments as appropriate, except that copayments shall not be so high as to discourage appropriate service utilization, particularly of prescription drugs needed for the treatment of psychiatric conditions; and

     (e) The department shall establish systems for tracking and reporting enrollment and expenditures in this program, and the prior medical assistance eligibility status of new program enrollees. The department shall additionally survey the prior and current employment status and approximate hours worked of program enrollees, and report the results to the fiscal and health care committees of the legislature by January 15, 2003.

     (6) From funds appropriated in this section, the department shall design, implement, and evaluate pilot projects to assist individuals with at least three different diseases to improve their health, while reducing total medical expenditures. The projects shall involve (a) identifying persons who are seriously or chronically ill due to a combination of medical, social, and functional problems; and (b) working with the individuals and their care providers to improve adherence to state-of-the-art treatment regimens. The department shall report to the health care and the fiscal committees of the legislature by January 1, 2002, on the particular disease states, intervention protocols, and delivery mechanisms it proposes to test.

     (7) Sufficient funds are appropriated in this section for the department to continue full-scope dental coverage, vision coverage, and podiatry services for medicaid-eligible adults.

     (8) The legislature reaffirms that it is in the state's interest for Harborview medical center to remain an economically viable component of the state's health care system.

     (9) $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $80,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $160,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for the newborn referral program to provide access and outreach to reduce infant mortality.

     (10) $30,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $31,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $62,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6020 (dental sealants). If Substitute Senate Bill No. 6020 is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (11) In accordance with RCW 74.46.625, (($523,600,000)) $197,189,000 of the health services account appropriation and (($530,585,000)) $198,447,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for supplemental payments to nursing homes operated by rural public hospital districts. The payments shall 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 ((98)) 95 percent of the supplemental payments; 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 $20,000,000 for the 2001-03 biennium. If the medicare upper payment limit revenues referenced in this subsection are not received in an amount or within a time frame sufficient to support spending from the health services account, the governor shall take actions in accordance with RCW 43.88.110(8).

     (12) (($38,766,000)) $40,071,000 of the health services account appropriation ((for fiscal year 2002, $40,494,000 of the health services account appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $79,839,000)) and $40,452,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for additional disproportionate share and medicare upper payment limit payments to public hospital districts.

      The payments shall 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 91 percent of the additional payments. At least 28 percent of the amounts retained by the participating hospital districts shall be allocated to the state's teaching hospitals.

     (13) $412,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $862,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $730,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1162 (small rural hospitals). If Substitute House Bill No. 1162 is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (14) The department may continue to use any federal money available to continue to provide medicaid matching funds for funds contributed by local governments for purposes of conducting eligibility outreach to children and underserved groups. The department shall ensure cooperation with the anticipated audit of the school districts' matchable expenditures for this program and advise the appropriate legislative fiscal committees of the findings.

     (15) The department shall coordinate with the health care authority and with community and migrant health clinics to actively assist children and immigrant adults not eligible for medicaid to enroll in the basic health plan.

     (16) $8,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is provided solely for settlement of Providence St. Peter's Hospital et al. vs. Department of Social and Health Services.

     (17) In consultation and coordination with the department of health, the department shall establish mechanisms to assure that the AIDS insurance program operates within budgeted levels. Such mechanisms shall include a system under which the state's contribution to the cost of coverage is adjusted on a sliding-scale basis.

     (18) The department shall implement an academic detailing program that educates prescribers on the availability of generic versions of off-patent brand drugs. To the extent the net cost of generics, after accounting for rebates, is less than the off-patent drug, generics will be substituted, with the prescriber's approval, consistent with criteria developed by the department in consultation with the state medical association and the state pharmacists association.

     (19) Within available resources, the department shall design and ((initiate)) report on the feasibility of a general assistance medical care management project in two counties, one in eastern Washington and one in western Washington. In designing the project, the department shall consult with the mental health division, migrant and community health centers, and any other managed care provider that has the capacity to offer coordinated medical and mental health care. The projects shall be designed in such a way that a designated provider network is established for general assistance clients so that care management can be maximized. The department shall report on the design of the pilot project to the policy and fiscal committees of the legislature by October 15, 2002.

     Sec. 210. 2002 c 371 s 210 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES--VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,135,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($9,385,000))

$9,371,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($82,235,000))

$82,185,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $360,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($103,115,000))

$103,051,000

     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.

     (2) The department shall actively assist participants in the employment support services program to obtain other employment or training opportunities over the course of fiscal year 2003.

     Sec. 211. 2002 c 371 s 211 (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 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30,419,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($22,419,000))

$24,788,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($47,135,000))

$48,147,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $810,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($100,783,000))

$104,164,000

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

     (1) By November 1, 2001, the secretary shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature on the actions the secretary has taken, or proposes to take, within current funding levels to resolve the organizational problems identified in the department's February 2001 report to the legislature on current systems for billing third-party payers for services delivered by the state psychiatric hospitals. The secretary is authorized to transfer funds from this section to the mental health program to the extent necessary to achieve the organizational improvements recommended in that report.

     (2) By November 1, 2001, the department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature with the least costly plan for assuring that billing and accounting technologies in the state psychiatric hospitals adequately and efficiently comply with standards set by third-party payers. The plan shall be developed with participation by and oversight from the office of financial management, the department's information systems services division, and the department of information services.

     (3) The department shall reconstitute the payment integrity program to place greater emphasis upon the prevention of future billing errors, ensure billing and administrative errors are treated in a manner distinct from allegations of fraud and abuse, and shall rename the program. In keeping with this revised focus, the department shall also increase to one thousand dollars the cumulative total of apparent billing errors allowed before a provider is contacted for repayment.

     (4) By September 1, 2001, the department shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature results from the payment review program. The report shall include actual costs recovered and estimated costs avoided for fiscal year 2001 and the costs incurred by the department to administer the program. The report shall document criteria and methodology used for determining avoided costs. In addition, the department shall seek input from health care providers and consumer organizations on modifications to the program. The department shall provide annual updates to the report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by September 1st of each year for the preceding fiscal year.

     (5) The department shall implement reductions in administrative expenditures assumed in these appropriations that achieve ongoing savings, reduce duplicative and redundant work processes, and, where possible, eliminate entire administrative functions and offices. The department may transfer amounts among sections and programs to achieve these savings provided that reductions in direct services to clients and recipients of the department shall not be counted as administrative reductions. The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature a spending plan to achieve these reductions by July 1, 2002, and shall report actual achieved administrative savings and projected saving for the remainder of the biennium by December 1, 2002.

     Sec. 212. 2002 c 371 s 212 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,655,000

State Health Care Authority Administrative

     Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($20,032,000))

$20,215,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($538,828,000))

$503,733,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,240,000))

$3,496,000

((Medical Aid Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45,000))

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($569,800,000))

$534,099,000

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

     (1) $6,551,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $6,550,000 of the health services account--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for health care services provided through local community clinics.

     (2) Within funds appropriated in this section and sections 205 and 206 of this 2001 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) The health care authority shall solicit information from the United States office of personnel management, health plans, and other relevant sources, regarding the cost of implementation of mental health parity by the federal employees health benefits program in 2001. A progress report shall be provided to the senate and house of representatives fiscal committees by July 1, 2002, and a final report shall be provided to the legislature by November 15, 2002, on the study findings.

     (5) The administrator shall take at least the following actions to assure that persons participating in the basic health plan are eligible for the level of assistance they receive: (a) Require submission of income tax returns and recent pay history from all applicants; (b) check employment security payroll records at least once every twelve months on all enrollees; (c) require enrollees whose income as indicated by payroll records exceeds that upon which their subsidy is based to document their current income as a condition of continued eligibility; (d) require enrollees for whom employment security payroll records cannot be obtained to document their current income at least once every six months; and (e) pursue repayment and civil penalties from persons who have received excessive subsidies, as provided in RCW 70.47.060(9).

     (6) ((The health services account revenues generated by Initiative Measure No. 773 which are appropriated in this section shall be used to subsidize enrollments in excess of the 125,000 per month base enrollment level as follows:

     (a) $20,000,000 is provided solely for enrollment in the subsidized basic health plan of persons who, solely by reason of their immigration status, are not eligible for medicaid coverage of their nonemergent medical care needs. From July 2002 to October 2002, opportunities for subsidized coverage will be offered on a phased-in basis to this group of persons. Any entity or organization may sponsor subsidized basic health plan enrollment.

     (b) Beginning January 1, 2003, subsidized basic health plan coverage shall be offered on a phased-in basis to an additional 20,000 enrollees.

     (7))) $3,000,000 of the health services account--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely to increase the number of persons not eligible for medicaid receiving dental care from nonprofit community clinics, and for interpreter services to support dental and medical services for persons for whom interpreters are not available from any other source.

     (((8))) (7) The health care authority shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature on the costs, benefits, and feasibility of implementing a system no later than January 1, 2004, under which the state's contribution to the cost of employee medical coverage would be graduated according to employee salary. Under the graduated system, employees in higher salary ranges would pay a larger share of the cost of their medical coverage, while those paid lower salaries would pay a smaller percentage of their premium. The report shall be prepared in consultation with the department of personnel and the state-supported colleges and universities, and shall be submitted to the fiscal committees no later than December 1, 2002.

     (((9))) (8) In consultation with the department of personnel and with the state-supported colleges and universities, the health care authority shall report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by October 1, 2002, a plan for expanding the availability and use of flexible spending account plans under which employees may set aside pretax earnings to cover their out-of-pocket medical costs. The authority is authorized to proceed with implementation of such a plan to the extent it can be accomplished within existing state funding levels.

     (((10) $685,000 of the health services account appropriation, $629,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation, and the medical aid account appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 6368 (prescription drug utilization and education). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, these amounts shall lapse.))

     Sec. 213. 2002 c 371 s 213 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,688,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,619,000))

$2,483,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,544,000))

$1,794,000

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

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($6,951,000))

$7,065,000

     Sec. 214. 2002 c 371 s 216 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,577,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,517,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,250,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,292,000

Public Safety and Education Account--Federal

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,950,000

Public Safety and Education Account--Private/Local

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($5,373,000))

$4,200,000

Asbestos Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$688,000

Electrical License Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,412,000

Farm Labor Revolving Account--Private/Local

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,000

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,281,000

Public Works Administration Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,856,000

Accident Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$184,219,000

Accident Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11,568,000

Medical Aid Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($183,666,000))

$178,666,000

Medical Aid Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,438,000

Plumbing Certificate Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,111,000

Pressure Systems Safety Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,525,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($462,751,000))

$456,578,000

     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 contracts; or (c) other cost containment measures. Cost containment measures shall not include holding invoices received in one fiscal period for payment from appropriations in subsequent fiscal periods. No more than $5,248,000 of the public safety and education account appropriation shall be expended for department administration of the crime victims compensation program.

     (2) It is the intent of the legislature that elevator inspection fees shall fully cover the cost of the elevator inspection program. Pursuant to RCW 43.135.055, during the 2001-03 fiscal biennium the department may increase fees in excess of the fiscal growth factor, if the increases are necessary to fully fund the cost of the elevator inspection program.

     (3) $300,000 of the medical aid account--state appropriation is provided for a second center of occupational health and education to be located on the east side of the state. These centers train physicians on best practices for occupational medicine and work with labor and business to improve the quality and outcomes of medical care provided to injured workers.

     Sec. 215. 2002 c 371 s 218 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

     (1) HEADQUARTERS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,577,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,533,000))

$1,540,000

Charitable, Educational, Penal, and Reformatory

     Institutions Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($3,117,000))

$3,124,000

     (2) FIELD SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,619,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,580,000))

$2,596,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $310,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,663,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($7,172,000))

$7,188,000

     (3) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,765,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($5,516,000))

$5,909,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($27,437,000))

$27,411,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($22,828,000))

$22,526,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($61,546,000))

$61,611,000

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

     (1) $2,886,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation and $5,639,000 of the general fund--local appropriation are provided solely for the department to acquire, establish, and operate a nursing facility dedicated to serving men and women from Washington who have served in the nation's armed forces.

     (2) After July 1, 2003, unless specifically prohibited by this act, the department may transfer general fund--state appropriations for fiscal year 2003 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, nor may the department transfer appropriations into the headquarters program.

     Sec. 216. 2002 c 371 s 219 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

     FOR THE HOME CARE QUALITY AUTHORITY General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($152,000))

$171,000

     The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided for start-up costs of the home care quality authority, a new state agency established by the enactment of Initiative Measure No. 775.

     Sec. 217. 2002 c 371 s 220 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$57,337,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($54,940,000))

$54,845,000

Health Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($33,520,000))

$28,460,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$297,352,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($82,912,000))

$84,212,000

Hospital Commission Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,305,000

Health Professions Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$39,374,000

Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems

     Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,858,000

Safe Drinking Water Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,689,000

Drinking Water Assistance Account--Federal

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,376,000

Waterworks Operator Certification--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($622,000))

$743,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$182,000

Water Quality Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,304,000

Accident Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$257,000

Medical Aid Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$45,000

State Toxics Control Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,809,000

Medical Test Site Licensure Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,801,000

Youth Tobacco Prevention Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,797,000

Tobacco Prevention and Control Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$43,737,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($653,217,000))

$649,483,000

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

     (1) The department or any successor agency is authorized to raise existing fees charged to the drinking water operator certification, newborn screening, radioactive materials, x-ray compliance, drinking water plan review, midwifery, hearing and speech, veterinarians, psychologists, pharmacists, hospitals, podiatrists, home health and home care, transient accommodations licensing, adult residential rehabilitation facilities licensing, state institution licensing, medical test site licensing, alcoholism treatment facilities licensing, certificate of need, and food handlers programs, 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.

     (2) $339,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $157,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and the salmon recovery account appropriation are provided solely for technical assistance to local governments and special districts on water conservation and reuse.

     (3) $1,675,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2002 appropriation and $1,676,000 of the general fund--state fiscal year 2003 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.

     (4) 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.

     (5) (($19,778,000)) $14,718,000 of the health services account-- state appropriation is provided solely for the state's program of universal access to essential childhood vaccines. The department shall utilize all available federal funding before expenditure of these funds.

     (6) $85,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $65,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1365 (infant and child products). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (7) From funds appropriated in this section, the state board of health shall convene a broadly-based task force to review the available information on the potential risks and benefits to public and personal health and safety, and to individual privacy, of emerging technologies involving human deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The board may reimburse task force members for travel expenses according to RCW 43.03.220. The task force shall consider information provided to it by interested persons on: (a) The incidence of discriminatory actions based upon genetic information; (b) strategies to safeguard civil rights and privacy related to genetic information; (c) remedies to compensate individuals for inappropriate use of their genetic information; and (d) incentives for further research and development on the use of DNA to promote public health, safety, and welfare. The task force shall report on its findings and any recommendations to appropriate committees of the legislature by October 1, 2002.

     (8) $533,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $847,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for performance-based contracts with local jurisdictions to assure the safety of drinking water provided by small "group B" water systems.

     (9) By October 1, 2002, the department shall establish mechanisms to assure that the HIV early intervention services program operates within appropriated levels. This shall include a system under which the state's contribution to the cost of care is adjusted on a sliding- scale basis.

     (10) By December 1, 2002, the department shall report to appropriate committees of the legislature with a feasibility analysis of implementing an electronic filing system for death certificates. The study shall be conducted in consultation and cooperation with local and state registrars, funeral directors, and physicians, and shall include an analysis of applying an additional fee to death certificates to cover the cost of developing and operating the electronic system.

     Sec. 218. 2002 c 371 s 221 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

     FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. The appropriations to the department of corrections in this act shall be expended for the programs and in the amounts specified herein. However, after May 1, ((2002)) 2003, after approval by the director of financial management and unless specifically prohibited by this act, the department may transfer general fund--state appropriations for fiscal year ((2002)) 2003 between programs. 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 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36,786,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($36,434,000))

$36,239,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,576,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement

     Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,254,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($78,050,000))

$77,855,000

     The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $4,623,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $4,623,000 of the general fund-- state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $3,254,000 of the violence reduction and drug enforcement account appropriation are provided solely for the replacement of the department's offender-based tracking system. This amount is conditioned on the department satisfying the requirements of section 902 of this act. The department shall prepare an assessment of the fiscal impact of any changes to the replacement project. The assessment shall:

     (a) Include a description of any changes to the replacement project;

     (b) Provide the estimated costs for each component in the 2001-03 and subsequent biennia;

     (c) Include a schedule that provides the time estimated to complete changes to each component of the replacement project; and

     (d) Be provided to the office of financial management, the department of information services, the information services board, and the staff of the fiscal committees of the senate and the house of representatives no later than November 1, 2002.

     (2) CORRECTIONAL OPERATIONS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$404,390,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($412,788,000))

$434,369,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($9,142,000))

$9,936,000

Violence Reduction and Drug Enforcement Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,596,000

Public Health Services Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,453,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($829,369,000))

$851,744,000

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

     (a) The department may expend funds generated by contractual agreements entered into for mitigation of severe overcrowding in local jails. Any funds generated in excess of actual costs 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.

     (b) 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.

     (c) 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.

     (d) $553,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $956,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted education providers, contracted chemical dependency providers, and contracted work release facilities.

     (e) During the 2001-03 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)).

     (f) 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: Lease-develop with the option to purchase or lease-purchase approximately 50 work release beds in facilities throughout the state for $3,500,000.

     (g) $22,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $76,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6151 (high risk sex offenders in the civil commitment and criminal justice systems). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (h) The department may acquire a ferry for no more than $1,000,000 from Washington state ferries. Funds expended for this purpose will be recovered from the sale of marine assets.

     (((j))) (I) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, funding is provided for the initial implementation of a medical algorithm practice program within the department's facilities. The program shall be designed to achieve clinical efficacy and costs efficiency in the utilization of psychiatric drugs.

     (3) COMMUNITY SUPERVISION

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$68,097,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($75,720,000))

$77,964,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $870,000

Public Safety and Education

     Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,493,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($160,180,000))

$162,424,000

     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) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the department of corrections to contract with the institute for public policy for responsibilities assigned in chapter 196, Laws of 1999 (offender accountability act) and sections 7 through 12 of chapter 197, Laws of 1999 (drug offender sentencing).

     (c) $16,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $28,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase payment rates for contracted chemical dependency providers.

     (d) $30,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $30,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5118 (interstate compact for adult offender supervision). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (4) CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $631,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $629,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,260,000

     The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $110,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $110,000 of the general fund-- state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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.

     (5) INTERAGENCY PAYMENTS

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,568,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,569,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,137,000

     Sec. 219. 2002 c 371 s 222 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES FOR THE BLIND General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,652,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($1,588,000))

$1,582,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($12,643,000))

$13,186,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($15,963,000))

$16,500,000

     The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $50,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 of the general fund-- state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to increase state assistance for a comprehensive program of training and support services for persons who are both deaf and blind.

     Sec. 220. 2002 c 371 s 224 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $180,628,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$30,119,000

Unemployment Compensation Administration Account--

     Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($194,167,000))

$194,011,000

Administrative Contingency Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($15,514,000))

$13,914,000

Employment Service Administrative Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($20,001,000))

$20,851,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($440,429,000))

$439,523,000

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

     (1) $156,000 of the unemployment compensation administration account is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2355 (unemployment insurance). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (2) ((Up to $1,600,000)) $850,000 of the ((administrative contingency account)) employment service administrative account--state appropriation is provided solely for administrative costs related to the implementation of Engrossed House Bill No. 2901 (unemployment insurance). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2002, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.


PART III

NATURAL RESOURCES


     Sec. 301. 2002 c 371 s 302 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,404,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($34,283,000))

$34,225,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$56,805,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,351,000

Special Grass Seed Burning Research Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,000

Reclamation Revolving Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,935,000

Flood Control Assistance Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,098,000

State Emergency Water Projects Revolving Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$878,000

Waste Reduction/Recycling/Litter Control Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,287,000

State Drought Preparedness Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,575,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$250,000

State and Local Improvements Revolving Account

     (Water Supply Facilities)--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $587,000

Water Quality Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,985,000

Wood Stove Education and Enforcement Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$353,000

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,288,000

State Toxics Control Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$70,001,000

State Toxics Control Account--Private/Local

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350,000

Local Toxics Control Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,751,000

Water Quality Permit Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,210,000

Underground Storage Tank Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,682,000

Environmental Excellence Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $504,000

Biosolids Permit Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $764,000

Hazardous Waste Assistance Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,308,000

Air Pollution Control Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,366,000

Oil Spill Prevention Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,921,000

Air Operating Permit Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,608,000

Freshwater Aquatic Weeds Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,898,000

Oil Spill Response Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,078,000

Metals Mining Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000

Water Pollution Control Revolving Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($536,000))

$564,000

Water Pollution Control Revolving Account--

     Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,802,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($318,877,000))

$318,847,000

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

     (1) $3,874,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, (($3,874,000)) $2,684,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, $394,000 of the general fund-- federal appropriation, $2,070,000 of the oil spill prevention account-- state appropriation, $1,190,000 of the state toxics control account, 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) $500,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided for an assessment of the financial assurance requirements of hazardous waste management facilities. By September 30, 2002, the department shall provide to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature a report that: (a) Evaluates current statutes and regulations governing hazardous waste management facilities; (b) analyzes and makes recommendations for improving financial assurance regulatory control; and (c) makes recommendations for funding financial assurance regulatory control of hazardous waste management facilities.

     (3) $814,000 of the state drought preparedness account--state appropriation, $549,000 of the water quality account--state appropriation, and $250,000 of the salmon recovery account--state appropriation are provided solely for enhanced streamflow monitoring in critical salmon recovery basins. $640,000 of this amount is provided solely to implement the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DOE-01.

     (4) $1,000,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation in this section is provided solely for the department to work in cooperation with local jurisdictions to address emerging storm water management requirements. This work shall include developing a storm water manual for eastern Washington, technical assistance to local jurisdictions, and increased implementation of the department's existing storm water program. $200,000 of this amount is provided solely for implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DOE-06.

     (5) $383,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $383,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for water conservation plan review, technical assistance, and project review for water conservation and reuse projects. By December 1, 2003, the department in cooperation with the department of health shall report to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature on the activities and achievements related to water conservation and reuse during the past two biennia. The report shall include an overview of technical assistance provided, reuse project development activities, and water conservation achievements.

     (6) $3,424,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided solely for methamphetamine lab clean up activities.

     (7)(a) $800,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided solely to implement the department's persistent, bioaccumulative toxic chemical strategy.

     (b) In developing its persistent bioaccumulative toxic chemical strategy, the department must:

     (I) First develop a planned strategy for the reduction of mercury from the environment. This strategy will be known as the mercury chemical action plan. The development of the mercury chemical action plan will be a model for developing all future chemical action plans;

     (ii) Develop a mercury chemical action plan that includes, but is not limited to: (A) Identifying current mercury uses in Washington; (B) analyzing current state and federal laws, regulations, rules, and voluntary measures that can be used to reduce or eliminate mercury; (c) identifying mercury reduction and elimination options; and (D) implementing actions to reduce or eliminate mercury uses and releases;

     (iii) Involve an advisory committee of up to twelve members composed of adequate and balanced representation of local government, business, agriculture, and environmental, public health, and community groups in the development of the mercury chemical action plan. In addition, the department must invite and strongly encourage any interested tribes or federal agencies to participate in the advisory committee process. The advisory committee must be involved in the development of the mercury chemical action plan. All information that will serve as the basis for any decisions in the mercury chemical action plan's development must be available to the advisory committee members. The advisory committee has sixty days to provide input to the department on the elements of the mercury chemical action plan. The comments and suggestions made by the advisory committee must be considered by the department; however, consensus of the advisory committee is not necessary for the department to move forward in the development of the mercury chemical action plan. All meetings of the advisory committee are subject to the provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW. The advisory committee for the mercury chemical action plan must be established by April 15, 2002;

     (iv) By August 31, 2002, develop and issue a draft mercury chemical action plan in consultation with the advisory committee. Following the release of the draft plan, the department must allow for a sixty-day public comment period. The advisory committee, following the comment period, shall consider the public comments received; and

     (v) The department shall finalize the mercury chemical action plan by December 31, 2002. The final mercury chemical action plan, developed after considering the public comments and the input of the advisory committee, must outline actions for the department to take, including, but not limited to, the development of any rules and recommending any legislation. Implementation must begin no later than February 1, 2003.

     (8) Up to $11,365,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided for the remediation of contaminated sites. Of this amount, up to $2,000,000 may be used to pay existing site remediation liabilities owed to the federal environmental protection agency for clean-up work that has been completed. The department shall carefully monitor actual revenue collections into the state toxics control account, and is authorized to limit actual expenditures of the appropriation provided in this section consistent with available revenue.

     (9) $200,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided to assess the effectiveness of the state's current toxic pollution prevention and dangerous waste programs and policies. The department shall work with affected stakeholder groups and the public to evaluate the performance of existing programs, and identify feasible methods of reducing the generation of these wastes. The department shall report its findings to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature by September 30, 2002.

     (10) $1,200,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation is provided solely for the department, in conjunction with affected local governments, to address emergent areawide soil contamination problems. The department's efforts will include public involvement processes and completing assessments of the geographical extent of toxic contamination including highly contaminated areas.

     (11) $170,000 of the oil spill prevention 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.

     (12) $1,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,500,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $3,000,000 of the water quality account appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 237, Laws of 2001 (Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1832, water resources management) and to support the processing of applications for changes and transfers of existing water rights.

     (13) $9,000,000 of the water quality account--state appropriation is provided solely for grants to local governments to conduct watershed planning and technical assistance. At least $7,000,000 shall be distributed as grants and shall include $200,000 for facilitation of the central Puget Sound regional initiative.

     (14) $3,114,000 of the water quality account appropriation is provided solely to implement Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1832 (water resources management). Of this amount: (a) $1,200,000 is provided for grants to local governments for targeted watershed assessments consistent with Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1832; and (b) the remainder of the funding is provided solely for development of a state environmental policy act template to streamline environmental review, creation of a blue ribbon panel to develop long- term watershed planning implementation funding options, and technical assistance.

     (15) $200,000 of the water quality account appropriation is provided solely to provide coordination and assistance to groups established for the purpose of protecting, enhancing, and restoring the biological, chemical, and physical processes of watersheds. These groups may include those involved in coordinated resource management, regional fisheries enhancement groups, conservation districts, watershed councils, and private nonprofit organizations incorporated under Title 24 RCW.

     (16) $325,000 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.

     (17) $1,352,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $700,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, $700,000 of the water quality account appropriation, and $280,000 of the oil spill prevention account appropriation are provided solely for oil spill prevention measures in Puget Sound. Of these amounts:

     (a) The general fund appropriation and the water quality account appropriation are provided solely for the department of ecology to provide for charter safety tug services, including the placement of a dedicated tug at Neah Bay for not less than 200 days in fiscal year 2002 and fiscal year 2003. By January 10, 2002, the department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature regarding the number of dispatches, response time and distance, and other factors pertaining to the safety tug services. The general fund--state appropriation in this subsection is provided solely for implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DOE-09;

     (b) $100,000 of the oil spill prevention account appropriation is provided solely for the department to conduct a vessel transponder feasibility study for Washington waters and undertake a trial vessel tracking program using transponders. In conducting the feasibility study and trial program, the department of ecology shall consult with state pilotage authorities, the maritime industry and the United States coast guard; and

     (c) $180,000 of the oil spill prevention account appropriation is provided solely to acquire vessel incident reporting information.

     The governor shall request the federal government to provide ongoing resources to station a dedicated rescue tug at Neah Bay.

     (18) $600,000 of the water quality account--state appropriation is provided solely for setting instream flows in six basins not currently planning under the watershed planning act.

     (19) $200,000 of the water quality account appropriation is provided solely for activities associated with development of the Willapa River total maximum daily load (TMDL). The activities shall include but are not limited to: (a) A contract with Pacific county to complete the oxygen/bacteria and temperature model for the TMDL, conduct a technical analysis of local options for waste load allocations, and develop the first draft of the waste load allocation plan; and (b) a contract for facilitation services for a public process for the TMDL, assist in reaching consensus between parties involved in the technical work, help ensure that there is an accurate public record, and provide a forum for the waste load allocation.

     (20) $175,000 of the biosolids permit account is provided solely to develop a statewide septage strategy. The department shall work with affected stakeholders to address septage permit requirements, changes to existing rules, clarification of state and local responsibilities, and fee structure changes that are necessary to support the program in future biennia. The department shall report its findings to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature by June 30, 2003.

     (21) $189,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely for facilitation services and the following activities:

     (a)(I) A joint task force is created to study judicial and administrative alternatives for resolving water disputes. The task force shall be organized and led by the office of the attorney general. In addition to the office of the attorney general, members of the task force shall include:

     (A) Representatives of the legislature, including one member from each caucus appointed by the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives;

     (B) Representatives of the superior courts appointed by the president of the superior court judges association, and shall include two judicial officers of the superior court from eastern Washington and two judicial officers of the superior court from western Washington;

     (c) A representative of the state court of appeals appointed by the chief justice of the state supreme court;

     (D) A representative of the environmental hearings office; and

     (E) A representative of the department of ecology.

     (ii) The objectives of the task force are to:

     (A) Examine and characterize the types of water disputes to be resolved;

     (B) Examine the approach of other states to water dispute resolution;

     (c) Recommend one or more methods to resolve water disputes, including, but not limited to, an administrative resolution process; a judicial resolution process such as water court; or any combination thereof; and

     (D) Recommend an implementation plan that will address:

     (I) A specific administrative structure for each method used to resolve water disputes;

     (II) The cost to implement the plan; and

     (III) The changes to statutes and administrative rules necessary to implement the plan.

     (iii) The office of the attorney general shall work with the staff of the standing committees of the legislature with jurisdiction over water resources to research and compile information relevant to the mission of the task force by December 31, 2002.

     (iv) The task force shall submit its report to the appropriate committees of the legislature no later than December 30, 2003.

     (b) The department of ecology and the attorney general's office shall conduct a study to identify possible ways to streamline the water right general adjudication procedures. By December 1, 2002, the agencies will report on their findings and recommendations to the legislature.

     (c)(I) The legislature finds that it is in the public interest to investigate the feasibility of conducting negotiations with other states and Canada regarding use of water bodies they share with the state of Washington.

     (ii) The governor, or the governor's designee, shall consult with the states that share water bodies with the state of Washington, with Canada, and with other states that have conducted similar negotiations, regarding issues and strategies in those negotiations and shall report to the standing committees of the legislature having jurisdiction over water resources by January 1, 2003.

     (iii) In conducting the consultations under this subsection (c), the governor shall give priority consideration to the interstate issues affecting the Spokane-Rathdrum Prairie aquifer including those issues affecting a safe and adequate supply of public drinking water, as provided by municipal governments.

     (d) By October 1, 2002, the department of ecology shall provide to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature, a plan, schedule, and budget for improving the administration of water right records held by the department of ecology. The department of ecology shall work with the department of revenue and with county auditors in developing recommendations for improving the administration of water rights ownership information and integrating this information with real property ownership records. The department of ecology shall evaluate the need for grants to counties to assist with recording and information management needs related to water rights ownership and title.

     (22) For applicants that meet eligibility requirements, the department of ecology shall consider individual stormdrain treatment systems to be classified as "activity" projects and eligible for grant funding provided under section 319 the federal Clean Water Act. These projects shall be prioritized for funding along with other grant proposals. Receipt of funding shall be based on this prioritization.

     Sec. 302. 2002 c 371 s 303 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$32,198,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($30,340,000))

$30,332,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,690,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60,000

Winter Recreation Program Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,087,000

Off Road Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$274,000

Snowmobile Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,682,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $337,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $47,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$200,000

Water Trail Program Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,000

Parks Renewal and Stewardship Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($27,193,000))

$27,733,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($99,132,000))

$99,664,000

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

     (1) Fees approved by the state parks and recreation commission in the 2001-03 biennium are authorized to exceed the fiscal growth factor under RCW 43.135.055.

     (2) The state parks and recreation commission, in collaboration with the office of financial management and legislative staff, shall develop a cost-effective and readily accessible approach for reporting revenues and expenditures at each state park. The reporting system shall be complete and operational by December 1, 2001.

     (3) $79,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $79,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $8,000 of the winter recreation program account--state appropriation are provided solely for a grant for the operation of the Northwest avalanche center.

     (4) $432,000 of the parks renewal and stewardship account appropriation is provided for the operation of the Silver Lake visitor center. If a long-term management agreement is not reached with the U.S. forest service by September 30, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (5) $189,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item P+RC-02.

     (6) The task force on the funding of state parks and outdoor recreation is hereby created, to consider and develop legislation on the operation and funding of the state parks and outdoor recreation programs of the state. The committee shall be composed of fifteen members, four members of the senate appointed by the president of the senate and to include two members from each caucus, four members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and to include two members from each caucus, three members appointed by the governor and to include at least one representative of a broad coalition of users of the state's parks and outdoor recreation programs, one member appointed by the commissioner of public lands, one member appointed by the chair of the fish and wildlife commission, and one member appointed by the chair of the state parks and recreation commission, and one member appointed by the interagency committee for outdoor recreation. The task force shall elect its own officers, shall be staffed by staff of the legislature, the executive agencies, and the office of the governor, and may appoint an advisory committee of additional persons and organizations interested in the operation and funding of state parks and outdoor recreation. The task force shall specifically review and incorporate into its work the reports prepared pursuant to budget provisos by the Washington state parks and recreation commission regarding its operating budget needs, deferred maintenance backlog, and capital facilities renovation and replacement requirements. The task force shall prepare recommendations for improving the operation of state parks and outdoor recreation programs and for securing adequate funding on a permanent basis for supporting the needs of the state parks and outdoor recreation programs of the state, including a legislative proposal for the implementation of an evergreen recreation pass that would combine the various permits and licenses of the participating agencies into a single pass for recreational day use. The recommendations shall be developed no later than January 1, 2003, and shall be designed for enactment by the legislature during 2003 for implementation in the 2005-07 biennium. The task force shall cease to exist on June 30, 2003.

     Sec. 303. 2002 c 371 s 307 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,375,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($44,334,000))

$44,328,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($37,716,000))

$46,242,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($24,365,000))

$29,039,000

Off Road Vehicle Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $475,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($5,133,000))

$5,366,000

Public Safety and Education Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $574,000

Recreational Fisheries Enhancement Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,354,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,612,000

Warm Water Game Fish Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,567,000

Eastern Washington Pheasant Enhancement Account--

     State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$750,000

Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($50,680,000))

$50,879,000

Wildlife Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($38,182,000))

$29,656,000

Wildlife Account--Private/Local

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($15,133,000))

$10,459,000

Game Special Wildlife Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,941,000

Game Special Wildlife Account--Federal

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,591,000

Game Special Wildlife Account--Private/Local

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $350,000

Environmental Excellence Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000

Regional Fisheries Salmonid Recovery Account--

     Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,750,000

Oil Spill Administration Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $963,000

Oyster Reserve Land Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $135,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($285,995,000))

$286,439,000

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

     (1) $1,682,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $1,189,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action items DFW-01 through DFW-07.

     (2) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the department to update the salmon and steelhead stock inventory.

     (3) $250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the department to implement a hatchery endangered species act response. The response shall include emergency hatchery responses, production, and retrofitting of hatcheries for salmon recovery.

     (4) $600,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $600,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for local salmon recovery technical assistance.

     (5) $250,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for a grant to the lower Skykomish River habitat conservation group for the purpose of developing a salmon recovery plan, in coordination with the lead entity established under chapter 77.85 RCW for that area. The salmon recovery plan must be consistent with the regional recovery plans of the Puget Sound shared strategy and criteria developed by the department for the regional salmon recovery planning program.

     (6) $91,000 of the warm water game fish account appropriation is provided solely for warm water fish culture at the Rod Meseberg warm water fish production facility.

     (7) $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $200,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to fund three cooperative compliance programs, both in Western and Eastern Washington. The cooperative compliance program shall conduct fish screen, fish way, and fish passage barrier assessments and correction plans for landowners seeking cooperative compliance agreements with the department.

     (8) $1,300,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation, $400,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $5,000,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely for economic adjustment assistance to fishermen pursuant to the 1999 Pacific salmon treaty agreement.

     (9) $810,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $790,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $250,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation are provided solely for enforcement and biological staff to respond and take appropriate action to public complaints regarding bear and cougar.

     (10) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 is provided solely to the department to execute an interagency agreement with the joint legislative audit and review committee to complete an independent organizational and operational review of the fish management division of the fish program. This review shall include:

     (a) Identifying those actual functions carried out by the fish management division, including all expenditures by fund source linked to those functions, and the agency's rationale for its current staffing and expenditure levels;

     (b) Distinguishing those specific division activities and expenditures that are mandated by court decisions, federal laws or treaties, federal contracts, state laws, and fish and wildlife commission directives, as apart from department discretionary policies;

     (c) Reviewing the extent to which division activities and related program expenditures contribute to meeting legislative intent, agency goals, and programmatic objectives; and

     (d) Evaluating how performance in meeting intent, goals, and objectives through program activities is measured, reported, and improved.

     The committee shall provide a status report on this review to the appropriate legislative policy and fiscal committees by November 1, 2002, and a final report by December 1, 2003.

     (11) The department shall implement a lands program manager consolidation program. The consolidation program shall target the department's south central region. The savings from this consolidation shall be used by the department for additional maintenance on agency lands within the south central region.

     (12) The department shall implement a survey of all agency lands to evaluate whether agency lands support the agency's strategic plan and goals. The department shall submit a report to the governor and legislature by September 1, 2002, identifying those lands not conforming with the agency's strategic plan and which should be divested.

     (13) $388,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $388,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to implement the forests and fish agreement and includes funding to continue statewide coordination and implementation of the forests and fish rules, integration of portions of the hydraulic code into the forest practices rules to provide permit streamlining, and sharing the responsibility of developing and implementing the required forests and fish agreement monitoring and adaptive management program.

     (14) $194,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $195,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for staff to represent the state's fish and wildlife interests in hydroelectric project relicensing processes by the federal energy regulatory commission.

     (15) $156,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation is provided solely for a youth fishing coordinator to develop partnerships with local communities, and to identify, develop, fund, and promote youth fishing events and opportunities. Event coordination and promotion services shall be contracted to a private consultant.

     (16) $135,000 of the oyster reserve land account appropriation is provided solely to implement chapter 273, Laws of 2001, Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1658 (state oyster reserve lands).

     (17) $43,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $42,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for staffing and operation of the Tennant Lake interpretive center.

     (18) $32,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $33,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 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.

     (19) $25,000 of the wildlife account--state appropriation is provided solely for the WildWatchCam program to provide internet transmission of live views of wildlife.

     (20) $8,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $7,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for the payment of the department's share of approved lake management district assessments. By December 15, 2001, the department shall provide the legislature a summary of its activities related to lake management districts as well as recommendations for establishing equitable lake management district assessments.

     (21) The department shall emphasize enforcement of laws related to protection of fish habitat and the illegal harvest of salmon and steelhead. Within the amount provided for the agency, the department shall provide support to the department of health to enforce state shellfish harvest laws.

     (22) The fish and wildlife commission shall evaluate the adequacy, structure, and amount of fees for hunting and fishing licenses and make recommendations for revision of the fee structure and schedule as appropriate. The evaluation shall consider, but is not limited to: Assessment of the fish and wildlife resource management needs, fees in adjacent states and countries, and efficiencies made possible through automation. The commission shall report to the legislature and the office of financial management by November 1, 2002.

     (23) The department shall establish a hydraulic project approval program technical review task force. The task force shall be composed of a balanced representation of both hydraulic project proponents and conservation interests. The task force shall conduct a thorough evaluation of the hydraulic project approval program and make recommendations to the legislature by November 30, 2002, based upon its evaluation. The task force recommendations shall include a potential fee structure and schedule for hydraulic project approval permits.

     Sec. 304. 2002 c 371 s 308 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35,949,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($30,465,000))

$48,332,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($10,936,000))

$20,267,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,265,000

Forest Development Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50,088,000

Off Road Vehicle Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,684,000

Surveys and Maps Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,689,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,923,000

Resources Management Cost Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$79,156,000

Surface Mining Reclamation Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,416,000

Salmon Recovery Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $625,000

Water Quality Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,900,000

Aquatic Land Dredged Material Disposal Site

     Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,056,000

Natural Resource Conservation Areas Stewardship

     Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$209,000

State Toxics Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,865,000

Air Pollution Control Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $629,000

Metals Mining Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$64,000

Agricultural College Trust Management Account

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,790,000

Derelict Vessel Removal Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($89,000))

$289,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($230,798,000))

$258,196,000

     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 2002, $18,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $998,000 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)(a) $625,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation, $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $1,250,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $2,900,000 of the water quality account--state appropriation are provided solely for implementation of chapter 4, Laws of 1999 sp. sess. (forest practices and salmon recovery).

     (b) $250,000 of the salmon recovery account appropriation is provided solely for and shall be expended to develop a small forest landowner data base in ten counties. $150,000 of the amount in this subsection shall be used to purchase the data. $100,000 of the amount in this subsection shall purchase contracted analysis of the data.

     (3) $2,000,000 of the forest development account appropriation is provided solely for road decommissioning, maintenance, and repair in the Lake Whatcom watershed.

     (4) $543,000 of the forest fire protection assessment account appropriation, $22,000 of the forest development account appropriation, and $76,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 279, Laws of 2001, Substitute House Bill No. 2104, (modifying forest fire protection assessments).

     (5) $354,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $895,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 shall be transferred to the agricultural college trust management account and are provided solely to manage approximately 70,700 acres of Washington State University's agricultural college trust lands.

     (6) $4,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $4,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to compensate the forest board trust for a portion of the lease to the Crescent television improvement district consistent with RCW 79.12.055.

     (7) $828,000 of the surface mine reclamation account appropriation is provided to implement Engrossed House Bill No. 1845 (surface mining fees). If the bill is not enacted by June 30, 2001, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

     (8) $800,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation and $200,000 of the resources management cost account appropriation are provided solely to improve asset management on state-owned aquatic lands. The department shall streamline the use authorization process for businesses operating on state-owned aquatic lands and issue decisions on 325 pending lease applications by June 30, 2003. The department, in consultation with the attorney general, shall develop a strategic program to resolve claims related to contaminated sediments on state-owned aquatic lands.

     (9) $246,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided to the department for continuing control of spruce budworm.

     (10) $100,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account is provided solely for the development and initial implementation of a statewide management plan for marine reserves.

     (11) $7,657,859 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and (($4,153,859)) $22,049,859 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for emergency fire suppression.

     (12) $7,216,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $6,584,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for fire protection activities and to implement provisions of the 1997 tridata fire program review.

     (13) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $550,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account--state appropriation, and $209,000 of the natural resources conservation areas stewardship account--state appropriation are provided solely to the department for planning, management, and stewardship of natural area preserves and natural resources conservation areas.

     (14) $187,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002 and $188,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely to the department for maintenance and stewardship of public lands.

     (15) $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $100,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $400,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation are provided solely for spartina control.

     (16) Fees approved by the board of natural resources for filing and recording surveys are authorized to exceed the fiscal growth factor under RCW 43.135.055 for 2002.

     (17) The entire state toxics control account appropriation is provided solely for the department to meet its settlement obligation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the clean-up of the Thea Foss Waterway.

     (((19))) (18) $250,000 of the resource management cost account-- state appropriation and $250,000 of the forest development account-- state appropriation are deposited in the contract harvesting revolving account--nonappropriated to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 6257 (contract harvesting). If Substitute Senate Bill No. 6257 is not enacted the deposit in this subsection shall not occur.

     (((20))) (19) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, the department shall review the current procedures used to mobilize resources to fight forest fires under the state mobilization plan and through the department of natural resources. The review must include recommendations to ensure that the people closest to a fire are called first, to allow private contractors to be mobilized under the state mobilization plan, and to identify other efficiencies. The department shall review recent studies regarding ways to improve forest fire fighting in the state. The department shall consult with representatives of private contractors, fire districts, municipal fire departments, the state fire marshal, appropriate federal agencies, and other interested groups in developing the recommendations. The department shall report their findings and recommendations to the appropriate committees of the legislature by January 1, 2003.

     (((21))) (20) $4,000,000 of the resource management cost account appropriation is provided solely for the purposes of RCW 79.64.020 and is contingent upon the establishment, management, and protection of the following marine reserves: Tidelands and bedlands adjacent to Cherry Point in Whatcom county; tidelands and bedlands surrounding Maury Island in King county; tidelands, bedlands, harbor areas, and waterways adjacent to the Puyallup River delta, within Commencement Bay in Pierce county; tidelands and bedlands surrounding Cypress Island in Skagit county; and tidelands and bedlands within Fidalgo Bay in Skagit county.

     (((22))) (21) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, the department shall update the Washington State University asset diversification plan to diversify at least ten percent of the commercial forest land base within ten years and report recommendations for implementing the plan to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2002.

     Sec. 305. 2002 c 371 s 309 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,815,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($7,434,000))

$7,377,000

General Fund--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,441,000

General Fund--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,110,000

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,304,000

State Toxics Control Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,917,000))

$2,484,000

                   TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($29,021,000))

$28,531,000

     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 2002 and $37,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003 are provided solely for implementation of the Puget Sound work plan and agency action item DOA-01.

     (2) $1,077,000 of the state toxics control account appropriation and $298,000 of the agricultural local account are provided solely to establish a program to monitor pesticides in surface water, sample and analyze surface waters for pesticide residues, evaluate pesticide exposure on salmon species listed under the provisions of the endangered species act, and implement actions needed to protect salmonids.

     (3) $1,480,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement account appropriation is provided solely to initiate a plan to eradicate infestations of spartina in Puget Sound, Hood Canal, and Grays Harbor and begin the reduction in spartina infestations in Willapa Bay.

     (4) $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2002, $75,000 of the general fund--state appropriation for fiscal year 2003, and $150,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation are provided solely to the small farm and direct marketing program to support small farms in complying with federal, state, and local regulations, facilitating access to food processing centers, and assisting with grant funding requests.

     (5) $700,000 of the general fund--federal appropriation and $700,000 of the general fund--private/local appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 324, Laws of 2001 (Substitute House Bill No. 1891, marketing of agriculture).

     (6) (($450,000)) $242,000 of the state toxics control account-- state appropriation is provided solely for deposit in the agricultural local nonappropriated account for the plant pest account to reimburse county horticultural pest and disease boards for the costs of pest control activities, including tree removal, conducted under their existing authorities in chapters 15.08 and 15.09 RCW.

     (7) The district manager for district two as defined in WAC 16-458- 075 shall transfer four hundred fifty thousand dollars from the fruit and vegetable district fund to the plant pest account within the agricultural local fund. The amount transferred must be derived from fees collected for state inspections of tree fruits and shall be used solely to reimburse county horticultural pest and disease boards in district two for the cost of pest control activities, including tree removal, conducted under their existing authority in chapters 15.08 and 15.09 RCW. The transfer of funds shall occur by July 1, 2001. On June 30, 2003, any unexpended portion of the four hundred fifty thousand dollars shall be returned to the fruit and vegetable district fund.


PART IV

TRANSPORTATION


     Sec. 401. 2002 c 371 s 401 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2002). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,366,000

General Fund--State Appropriation (FY 2003). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($5,300,000))

$5,352,000

Architects' License Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($684,000))

$687,000

Cemetery Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($200,000))

$203,000

Professional Engineers' Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,102,000))

$3,116,000

Real Estate Commission--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($6,837,000))

$6,868,000

Master License Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($8,278,000))

$8,310,000

Uniform Commercial Code Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($2,900,000))

$2,915,000

Real Estate Education Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $276,000

Funeral Directors and Embalmers Account--State

     Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .