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NINETY-FIFTH DAY

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MORNING SESSION

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Senate Chamber, Olympia, Thursday, April 17, 2003

      The Senate was called to order at 8:45 a.m. by President Owen. The Secretary called the roll and announced to the President that all Senators were present except Senators Doumit and Winsley. On motion of Senator Eide, Senator Doumit was excused. On motion of Senator Hewitt, Senator Winsley was excused.

      The Sergeant at Arms Color Guard, consisting of Pages Benjamin Feehan and Ingrid Kraig, presented the Colors. Senator Adam Kline 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.



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES

 

April 16, 2003

SB 5401             Prime Sponsor, Senator Zarelli: Making appropriations and authorizing expenditures for capital improvements. Reported by Committee on Ways and Means


      MAJORITY Recommendation: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 5401 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass. Signed by Senators Rossi, Chair; Hewitt, Vice Chair; Zarelli, Vice Chair; Brown, Doumit, Fairley, Fraser, Hale, Honeyford, Johnson, Parlette, Poulsen, Regala, Roach, Sheahan and B. Sheldon.


      HOLD.


April 16, 2003

SB 5402             Prime Sponsor, Senator Zarelli: Issuing general obligation bonds. Reported by Committee on Ways and Means


      MAJORITY Recommendation: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 5402 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass. Signed by Senators Rossi, Chair; Hewitt, Vice Chair; Zarelli, Vice Chair; Brown, Doumit, Fairley, Fraser, Hale, Honeyford, Johnson, Parlette, Poulsen, Regala, Roach, Sheahan and B. Sheldon.


      HOLD.


April 16, 2003

SB 5908             Prime Sponsor, Senator Zarelli: Enacting the building Washington's future act. Reported by Committee on Ways and Means


      MAJORITY Recommendation: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 5908 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass. Signed by Senators Rossi, Chair; Hewitt, Vice Chair; Zarelli, Vice Chair; Brown, Doumit, Fairley, Fraser, Hale, Honeyford, Johnson, Parlette, Poulsen, Regala, Roach, Sheahan and B. Sheldon.


      HOLD.


April 16, 2003

SHB 2038          Prime Sponsor, House Committee on Finance: Modifying tobacco escrow refund provisions. Reported by Committee on Ways and Means


      MAJORITY Recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Senators Rossi, Chair; Hewitt, Vice Chair; Brown, Doumit, Fairley, Fraser, Hale, Parlette, Poulsen, Regala, Roach, Sheahan and B. Sheldon.


      HOLD.


April 16, 2003

HB 2223            Prime Sponsor, Representative Hunt: Allowing The Evergreen State College capital projects account to retain its interest income. Reported by Committee on Ways and Means


      MAJORITY Recommendation: Do pass. Signed by Senators Rossi, Chair; Zarelli, Vice-Chair; Brown, Doumit, Fairley, Fraser, Hale, Johnson, Parlette, Poulsen, Regala, Roach, Sheahan and B. Sheldon.


      HOLD.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Sheahan, the rules were suspended and Senate Bill No. 5401, Senate Bill No. 5402, Senate Bill No. 5908, Substitute House Bill No. 2038 and House Bill No. 2223 were advanced to the second reading and placed on the second reading calendar.



      On motion of Senator Sheahan, the rules were suspended, Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1163 and Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2231 were advanced to second reading and placed on the second reading calendar.


MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR

April 16, 2003

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

      I have the honor to advise you that on April 16, 2003, Governor Locke approved the following Senate Bills entitled:

      Senate Bill No. 5570

      Relating to communication with a minor for immoral purpose

      Senate Bill No. 5574

      Relating to district court jurisdiction over actions involving commercial electronic mail.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Joly, General Counsel


MESSAGES FROM THE GOVERNOR

GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENTS


October 7, 2002

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

      I have the honor to submit the following reappointment, subject to your confirmation.

      Carolyn A. Lake, reappointed October 1, 2002, for a term ending September 30, 2007, as a member of the Board of Trustees for Bates Technical College District No. 28.

Sincerely,

GARY LOCKE, Governor

      Referred to the Committee on Higher Education


April 4, 2003

TO THE HONORABLE, THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

Ladies and Gentlemen:

      I have the honor to submit the following appointment, subject to your confirmation.

      Dennis Kloida, appointed April 2, 2003, for a term ending June 30, 2005, as a member of the Housing Finance Commission.

Sincerely,

GARY LOCKE, Governor

      Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, Insurance and Housing.


MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE


April 15, 2003

MR. PRESIDENT:

      The Speaker has signed:

      SENATE BILL NO. 5425,

      SENATE BILL NO. 5429,

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5452,

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5561,

      SENATE BILL NO. 5632,

      SENATE BILL NO. 5651,

      SENATE BILL NO. 5720,

      SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NO. 5780, and the same are herewith transmitted

CYNTHIA ZEHNDER, Chief Clerk


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Parlette, the following resolution was adopted:


SENATE RESOLUTION 8625


By Senators Parlette, Fraser, Kohl-Welles, Johnson and Spanel


      WHEREAS, In 1963, Washington established the Teacher of the Year program, which honors an exceptional elementary and a secondary classroom educator; and

      WHEREAS, The program's objective is to increase awareness of a classroom teacher's contribution to education and provide unique teaching and learning opportunities for chosen teachers by establishing partnerships that support, educate, and honor regional and state teachers of the year; and

      WHEREAS, Students, parents, administrators, and school employees participate in the nomination process within their local school district; and

      WHEREAS, On October 16, 2002, Superintendent of Public Instruction Terry Bergeson bestowed the Teacher of the Year Award upon Kenroy Elementary School teacher Véronique Paquette; and

      WHEREAS, A resident of East Wenatchee, Paquette is a 1987 graduate of Central Washington University who received her Master of Arts degree in reading specialty from Central Washington University in 1992; and

      WHEREAS, Paquette's teaching style exemplifies how successful and engaging a standards-based education can be for students and teachers; and

      WHEREAS, Paquette's NASA space project that she incorporated into her second grade curriculum at Kenroy is an innovative example of her ability to generate enthusiasm and knowledge in the world of science; and

      WHEREAS, Paquette uses science as a catalyst for creating an environment for all her students to learn and grow as individuals; and

      WHEREAS, In April 2003, Véronique Paquette will represent Washington in the National Teacher of the Year competition, to be held in Washington, D.C.;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize Véronique Paquette for her fifteen years of continued excellence, dedication, and perseverance in the teaching profession; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to the Office of the Governor, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Washington Education Association, the Eastmont School District Superintendent, the Principal of Kenroy Elementary, and Véronique Paquette.


MOTION


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


SECOND READING

CONFIRMATION OF GUBERNATORIAL APPOINTMENT


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Kline, Gubernatorial Appointment No. 9132, Heyward Watson, as a member of the Higher Education Facilities Authority, was confirmed.


APPOINTMENT OF HEYWARD WATSON


      The Secretary called the roll. The appointment was confirmed by the following vote: Yeas, 47; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 2.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, 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 and Zarelli - 47.

     Excused: Senators Doumit and Winsley - 2.

 

SECOND READING

 

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1059, by House Committee on Trade and Economic Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Veloria, Sump, Grant and Clements)

 

Creating a joint committee on trade policy.


      The bill was read the second time.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Honeyford, the rules were suspended, Substitute House Bill No. 1059 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 House Bill No. 1059.


ROLL CALL


      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1059 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 47; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 2.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, 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 and Zarelli - 47.

     Excused: Senators Doumit and Winsley - 2.

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1059, 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 Eide, Senator Tim Sheldon was excused.


SECOND READING


      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 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.


      The bill was read the second time.


MOTION


      On motion of Senator Esser, the following Committee on Technology and Communications striking amendment was adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 10.98 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The legislature finds that each of the state's justice agencies and the courts have developed independent information systems to address independent management and planning needs, that the state's justice information system is fragmented, and that access to complete, accurate, and timely justice information is difficult and inefficient.

       (2) The legislature declares that the purpose of this act is to develop and maintain, in a cost-effective manner, a statewide network of criminal justice information that enables sharing and integrated delivery of justice information maintained in the state's independent information systems and that will:

       (a) Maximize standardization of data and communications technology among law enforcement agencies, jails, prosecuting attorneys, the courts, corrections, and licensing;

       (b) Reduce redundant data collection and input efforts;

       (c) Reduce or eliminate paper-based information exchanges;

       (d) Improve work flow within the criminal justice system;

       (e) Provide complete, accurate, and timely information to criminal justice agencies and courts in a single computer session; and

       (f) Maintain security and privacy rights respecting criminal justice information.

       (3) Statewide coordination of criminal justice information will improve:

       (a) The safety of the public and the safety of law enforcement officers and other public servants, by making more complete, accurate, and timely information concerning offenders available to all criminal justice agencies and courts;

       (b) Decision making, by increasing the availability of statistical measures for review, evaluation, and promulgation of public policy; and

       (c) Access to complete, accurate, and timely information by the public, to the extent permitted pursuant to chapters 10.97 and 42.17 RCW.

       (4) The legislature encourages state and local criminal justice agencies and courts to collaborate in the development of justice information systems, as criminal justice agencies and courts collect the most complete, accurate, and timely information regarding offenders.

       (5) The legislature finds that the implementation, operation, and continuing enhancement of a statewide justice information network that enables sharing and integrated delivery of information maintained in the state's independent information systems is critical to the complete, accurate, and timely performance of criminal background checks and to the effective communications between and among law enforcement, the courts, executive agencies, and political subdivisions of the state. The legislature further finds and declares that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the state and for the enhancement of public safety that the Washington integrated justice information board be created as soon as possible.

       (6) The legislature finds that the intent, purpose, and goals of this act will be implemented most effectively by a board having the power, authority, and responsibility to develop, maintain, and enhance a statewide justice information network that enables sharing and integrated delivery of justice information maintained in the state's independent information systems.

       Sec. 2. RCW 10.98.160 and 1999 c 143 s 53 are each amended to read as follows:

       In the development and modification of the procedures, definitions, and reporting capabilities of the section, the department, the office of financial management, and the responsible agencies and persons shall consider the needs of other criminal justice agencies such as the administrator for the courts, local law enforcement agencies, ((jailers)) local jails, the sentencing guidelines commission, the indeterminate sentence review board, the clemency board, prosecuting attorneys, and affected state agencies such as the office of financial management and legislative committees dealing with criminal justice issues. ((An executive committee appointed by the heads of the department, the Washington state patrol, and the office of financial management)) The Washington integrated justice information board shall review and provide recommendations to state justice agencies and the courts for development and modification of the ((section, the department, and the office of financial management's felony criminal information systems)) statewide justice information network.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 10.98 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) There is created the Washington integrated justice information board. The board shall be composed of the following members:

       (a) A representative appointed by the governor;

       (b) The attorney general;

       (c) The chief of the state patrol;

       (d) The secretary of the department of corrections;

       (e) The director of the department of licensing;

       (f) The administrator for the courts;

       (g) The director of the office of financial management;

       (h) The director of the department of information services;

       (i) The assistant secretary of the department of social and health services responsible for juvenile rehabilitation programs;

       (j) A sheriff appointed by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs;

       (k) A police chief appointed by the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs;

       (l) A county legislative authority member appointed by the Washington state association of counties;

       (m) An elected county clerk appointed by the Washington association of county clerks;

       (n) A representative appointed by the Washington association of city and county information systems;

       (o) Two representatives appointed by the judicial information system committee;

       (p) A representative appointed by the association of Washington cities; and

       (q) An elected prosecutor appointed by the Washington association of prosecuting attorneys.

       These members shall constitute the membership of the board with full voting rights and shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Each member may, in writing, appoint a designee to serve in the member's absence. Any member of the board shall immediately cease to be a member if he or she ceases to hold the particular office or employment that was the basis of the appointment. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner that the original appointments were made to the board.

       (2) The board may appoint additional justice information stakeholders as nonvoting members to the board.

       (3) In making the appointments, the appointing authorities shall endeavor to assure that there is committed board membership having expertise relating to state and local criminal justice business practices and to information sharing and integration technology.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. A new section is added to chapter 10.98 RCW to read as follows:

       The board shall elect a chair and vice-chair from among its voting members. Nine voting members of the board shall constitute a quorum. Meetings may be called by the chair or upon the written request of three members of the board. Meeting participation may be by means of conference call or any other communication equipment that allows all persons participating in the meeting to speak and hear all participants.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. A new section is added to chapter 10.98 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The board shall have the following powers and duties related to integration of justice information:

       (a) Meet at such times and places as may be designated by the chair or by three voting members of the board;

       (b) Adopt its own bylaws, and such other rules governing the board and the conduct of its meetings as the board may deem reasonable or convenient;

       (c) Coordinate and facilitate the governance, implementation, operation, maintenance, and enhancement of sharing and integrated delivery of complete, accurate, and timely justice information;

       (d) Increase the use of automated electronic data transfer among state justice agencies, local justice agencies, and courts;

       (e) Establish and implement uniform data standards and protocols for data transfer and sharing, interface applications, and connectivity standards;

       (f) Provide state agency and court justice information to criminal justice agencies and courts through connections and applications that enable single session access from multiple platforms;

       (g) Pursue, develop, and coordinate grants and other funding opportunities for state and local justice information projects that will expand or enhance the sharing and integrated delivery of statewide justice information;

       (h) Assess state and local agencies' projects and plans for sharing and delivery of integrated justice information, as may be requested by the agencies, the director of the office of financial management, the supreme court, or the legislature;

       (i) Assist the office of financial management with budgetary and policy review of state agency plans affecting the justice information network;

       (j) Recommend to the governor, the supreme court, and the legislature those legislative changes and appropriations needed to implement, maintain, and enhance a statewide justice information network and to assure the availability of complete, accurate, and timely justice information;

       (k) Encourage coordination, consistency, and compatibility among courts, state agency, and local agency justice information systems and projects; and

       (l) Adopt strategic and tactical planning goals and objectives that implement, maintain, and enhance sharing and integrated delivery of justice information for the state.

       (2)(a) Nothing in this section supersedes the authority of the information services board under chapter 43.105 RCW.

       (b) Nothing in this section supersedes the authority of courts, state agencies, and local agencies to control and maintain access to information within their independent systems.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 10.98 RCW to read as follows:

       The board shall file a report with the governor, the supreme court, and the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house committees with jurisdiction over criminal justice funding and policy by September 1, 2004, and not less than every two years thereafter. The report shall include specific goals for improving criminal justice information systems integration, a timeline and identifiable benchmarks for achieving those goals, and recommendations concerning legislative changes and appropriations needed to implement, operate, and enhance a statewide justice information network to assure the availability of complete, accurate, and timely justice information."

      There being no objection, the following title amendment was adopted:

       On page 1, beginning on line 1 of the title, after "network;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 10.98.160; and adding new sections to chapter 10.98 RCW."

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Esser, the rules were suspended, Substitute House Bill No. 1605, as amended by the Senate, 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 House Bill No. 1605, as amended by the Senate.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1605, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 44; Nays, 2; Absent, 0; Excused, 3.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, 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, Prentice, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Zarelli - 44.

     Voting nay: Senators Poulsen and Reardon - 2.

     Excused: Senators Doumit, Sheldon, T. and Winsley - 3.

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1605, as amended by the Senate, 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

 

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1786, by Representatives Veloria and Santos

 

Modifying mobile home landlord-tenant provisions.

 

      The bill was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Benton, the following Committee on Financial Services, Insurance and Housing striking amendment was adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "Sec. 1. RCW 59.20.030 and 1999 c 359 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

       For purposes of this chapter:

       (1) "Abandoned" as it relates to a mobile home, manufactured home, or park model owned by a tenant in a mobile home park, mobile home park cooperative, or mobile home park subdivision or tenancy in a mobile home lot means the tenant has defaulted in rent and by absence and by words or actions reasonably indicates the intention not to continue tenancy;

       (2) "Landlord" means the owner of a mobile home park and includes the agents of a landlord;

       (3) "Manufactured home" means a single-family dwelling built according to the United States department of housing and urban development manufactured home construction and safety standards act, which is a national preemptive building code. A manufactured home also: (a) Includes plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems; (b) is built on a permanent chassis; and (c) can be transported in one or more sections with each section at least eight feet wide and forty feet long when transported, or when installed on the site is three hundred twenty square feet or greater;

       (4) "Mobile home" means a factory-built dwelling built prior to June 15, 1976, to standards other than the United States department of housing and urban development code, and acceptable under applicable state codes in effect at the time of construction or introduction of the home into the state. Mobile homes have not been built since the introduction of the United States department of housing and urban development manufactured home construction and safety act;

       (5) "Mobile home lot" means a portion of a mobile home park or manufactured housing community designated as the location of one mobile home, manufactured home, or park model and its accessory buildings, and intended for the exclusive use as a primary residence by the occupants of that mobile home, manufactured home, or park model;

       (6) "Mobile home park" or "manufactured housing community" means any real property which is rented or held out for rent to others for the placement of two or more mobile homes(([,])), manufactured homes, or park models for the primary purpose of production of income, except where such real property is rented or held out for rent for seasonal recreational purpose only and is not intended for year-round occupancy;

       (7) "Mobile home park cooperative" or "manufactured housing cooperative" means real property consisting of common areas and two or more lots held out for placement of mobile homes, manufactured homes, or park models in which both the individual lots and the common areas are owned by an association of shareholders which leases or otherwise extends the right to occupy individual lots to its own members;

       (8) "Mobile home park subdivision" or "manufactured housing subdivision" means real property, whether it is called a subdivision, condominium, or planned unit development, consisting of common areas and two or more lots held for placement of mobile homes, manufactured homes, or park models in which there is private ownership of the individual lots and common, undivided ownership of the common areas by owners of the individual lots;

       (9) "Park model" means a recreational vehicle intended for permanent or semi-permanent installation ((and habitation)) and is used as a primary residence;

       (10) "Recreational vehicle" means a travel trailer, motor home, truck camper, or camping trailer that is primarily designed and used as temporary living quarters, is either self-propelled or mounted on or drawn by another vehicle, is transient, is not occupied as a primary residence, and is not immobilized or permanently affixed to a mobile home lot;

       (11) "Tenant" means any person, except a transient, who rents a mobile home lot;

       (12) "Transient" means a person who rents a mobile home lot for a period of less than one month for purposes other than as a primary residence;

       (13) "Occupant" means any person, including a live-in care provider, other than a tenant, who occupies a mobile home, manufactured home, or park model and mobile home lot.

       Sec. 2. RCW 59.20.070 and 1999 c 359 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

       A landlord shall not:

       (1) Deny any tenant the right to sell such tenant's mobile home, manufactured home, or park model within a park or require the removal of the mobile home, manufactured home, or park model from the park because of the sale thereof. Requirements for the transfer of the rental agreement are in RCW 59.20.073;

       (2) Restrict the tenant's freedom of choice in purchasing goods or services but may reserve the right to approve or disapprove any exterior structural improvements on a mobile home space: PROVIDED, That door-to-door solicitation in the mobile home park may be restricted in the rental agreement. Door-to-door solicitation does not include public officials or candidates for public office meeting or distributing information to tenants in accordance with subsection (4) of this section;

       (3) Prohibit meetings by tenants of the mobile home park to discuss mobile home living and affairs, including political caucuses or forums for or speeches of public officials or candidates for public office, or meetings of organizations that represent the interest of tenants in the park, held in any of the park community or recreation halls if these halls are open for the use of the tenants, conducted at reasonable times and in an orderly manner on the premises, nor penalize any tenant for participation in such activities;

       (4) Prohibit a public official or candidate for public office from meeting with or distributing information to tenants in their individual mobile homes, manufactured homes, or park models, nor penalize any tenant for participating in these meetings or receiving this information;

       (5) Evict a tenant, terminate a rental agreement, decline to renew a rental agreement, increase rental or other tenant obligations, decrease services, or modify park rules in retaliation for any of the following actions on the part of a tenant taken in good faith:

       (a) Filing a complaint with any state, county, or municipal governmental authority relating to any alleged violation by the landlord of an applicable statute, regulation, or ordinance;

       (b) Requesting the landlord to comply with the provision of this chapter or other applicable statute, regulation, or ordinance of the state, county, or municipality;

       (c) Filing suit against the landlord for any reason;

       (d) Participation or membership in any homeowners association or group;

       (6) Charge to any tenant a utility fee in excess of actual utility costs or intentionally cause termination or interruption of any tenant's utility services, including water, heat, electricity, or gas, except when an interruption of a reasonable duration is required to make necessary repairs;

       (7) Remove or exclude a tenant from the premises unless this chapter is complied with or the exclusion or removal is under an appropriate court order; or

       (8) Prevent the entry or require the removal of a mobile home, manufactured home, or park model for the sole reason that the mobile home has reached a certain age. Nothing in this subsection shall limit a landlords' right to exclude or expel a mobile home, manufactured home, or park model for any other reason, including but not limited to, ((fire and safety concerns provided such)) failure to comply with fire, safety, and other provisions of local ordinances and state laws relating to mobile homes, manufactured homes, and park models, as long as the action conforms to this chapter ((59.20 RCW)) or any other relevant statutory provision.

       Sec. 3. RCW 59.20.073 and 1999 c 359 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) Any rental agreement shall be assignable by the tenant to any person to whom he or she sells or transfers title to the mobile home, manufactured home, or park model.

       (2) A tenant who sells a mobile home, manufactured home, or park model within a park shall notify the landlord in writing of the date of the intended sale and transfer of the rental agreement at least fifteen days in advance of such intended transfer and shall notify the buyer in writing of the provisions of this section. The tenant shall verify in writing to the landlord payment of all taxes, rent, and reasonable expenses due on the mobile home, manufactured home, or park model and mobile home lot.

       (3) The landlord shall notify the selling tenant, in writing, of a refusal to permit transfer of the rental agreement at least seven days in advance of such intended transfer.

       (4) The landlord may require the mobile home, manufactured home, or park model to meet applicable fire and safety standards if a state or local agency responsible for the enforcement of fire and safety standards has issued a notice of violation of those standards to the tenant and those violations

remain uncorrected. Upon correction of the violation to the satisfaction of the state or local agency responsible for the enforcement of that notice of violation, the landlord's refusal to permit the transfer is deemed withdrawn.

       (5) The landlord shall approve or disapprove of the assignment of a rental agreement on the same basis that the landlord approves or disapproves of any new tenant, and any disapproval shall be in writing. Consent to an assignment shall not be unreasonably withheld.

       (6) Failure to notify the landlord in writing, as required under subsection (2) of this section; or failure of the new tenant to make a good faith attempt to arrange an interview with the landlord to discuss assignment of the rental agreement; or failure of the current or new tenant to obtain written approval of the landlord for assignment of the rental agreement, shall be grounds for disapproval of such transfer.

       Sec. 4. RCW 59.20.080 and 1999 c 359 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) A landlord shall not terminate or fail to renew a tenancy of a tenant or the occupancy of an occupant, of whatever duration except for one or more of the following reasons:

       (a) Substantial violation, or repeated or periodic violations of the rules of the mobile home park as established by the landlord at the inception of the tenancy or as assumed subsequently with the consent of the tenant or for violation of the tenant's duties as provided in RCW 59.20.140. The tenant shall be given written notice to cease the rule violation immediately. The notice shall state that failure to cease the violation of the rule or any subsequent violation of that or any other rule shall result in termination of the tenancy, and that the tenant shall vacate the premises within fifteen days: PROVIDED, That for a periodic violation the notice shall also specify that repetition of the same violation shall result in termination: PROVIDED FURTHER, That in the case of a violation of a "material change" in park rules with respect to pets, tenants with minor children living with them, or recreational facilities, the tenant shall be given written notice under this chapter of a six month period in which to comply or vacate;

       (b) Nonpayment of rent or other charges specified in the rental agreement, upon five days written notice to pay rent and/or other charges or to vacate;

       (c) Conviction of the tenant of a crime, commission of which threatens the health, safety, or welfare of the other mobile home park tenants. The tenant shall be given written notice of a fifteen day period in which to vacate;

       (d) Failure of the tenant to comply with local ordinances and state laws and regulations relating to mobile homes, manufactured homes, or park models or mobile home, manufactured homes, or park model living within a reasonable time after the tenant's receipt of notice of such noncompliance from the appropriate governmental agency;

       (e) Change of land use of the mobile home park including, but not limited to, conversion to a use other than for mobile homes, manufactured homes, or park models or conversion of the mobile home park to a mobile home park cooperative or mobile home park subdivision: PROVIDED, That the landlord shall give the tenants twelve months' notice in advance of the effective date of such change, except that for the period of six months following April 28, 1989, the landlord shall give the tenants eighteen months' notice in advance of the proposed effective date of such change;

       (f) Engaging in "criminal activity." "Criminal activity" means a criminal act defined by statute or ordinance that threatens the health, safety, or welfare of the tenants. A park owner seeking to evict a tenant or occupant under this subsection need not produce evidence of a criminal conviction, even if the alleged misconduct constitutes a criminal offense. Notice from a law enforcement agency of criminal activity constitutes sufficient grounds, but not the only grounds, for an eviction under this subsection. Notification of the seizure of illegal drugs under RCW 59.20.155 is evidence of criminal activity and is grounds for an eviction under this subsection. The requirement that any tenant or occupant register as a sex offender under RCW 9A.44.130 is grounds for eviction under this subsection. If criminal activity is alleged to be a basis of termination, the park owner may proceed directly to an unlawful detainer action;

       (g) The tenant's application for tenancy contained a material misstatement that induced the park owner to approve the tenant as a resident of the park, and the park owner discovers and acts upon the misstatement within one year of the time the resident began paying rent;

       (h) If the landlord serves a tenant three fifteen-day notices within a twelve-month period to comply or vacate for failure to comply with the material terms of the rental agreement or park rules. The applicable twelve-month period shall commence on the date of the first violation;

       (i) Failure of the tenant to comply with obligations imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of municipal, county, and state codes, statutes, ordinances, and regulations, including this chapter ((59.20 RCW)). The landlord shall give the tenant written notice to comply immediately. The notice must state that failure to comply will result in termination of the tenancy and that the tenant shall vacate the premises within fifteen days;

       (j) The tenant engages in disorderly or substantially annoying conduct upon the park premises that results in the destruction of the rights of others to the peaceful enjoyment and use of the premises. The landlord shall give the tenant written notice to comply immediately. The notice must state that failure to comply will result in termination of the tenancy and that the tenant shall vacate the premises within fifteen days;

       (k) The tenant creates a nuisance that materially affects the health, safety, and welfare of other park residents. The landlord shall give the tenant written notice to cease the conduct that constitutes a nuisance immediately. The notice must state that failure to cease the conduct will result in termination of the tenancy and that the tenant shall vacate the premises in five days;

       (l) Any other substantial just cause that materially affects the health, safety, and welfare of other park residents. The landlord shall give the tenant written notice to comply immediately. The notice must state that failure to comply will result in termination of the tenancy and that the tenant shall vacate the premises within fifteen days; or

       (m) Failure to pay rent by the due date provided for in the rental agreement three or more times in a twelve-month period, commencing with the date of the first violation, after service of a five-day notice to comply or vacate.

       (2) Within five days of a notice of eviction as required by subsection (1)(a) of this section, the landlord and tenant shall submit any dispute to mediation. The parties may agree in writing to mediation by an independent third party or through industry mediation procedures. If the parties cannot agree, then mediation shall be through industry mediation procedures. A duty is imposed upon both parties to participate in the mediation process in good faith for a period of ten days for an eviction under subsection (1)(a) of this section. It is a defense to an eviction under subsection (1)(a) of this section that a landlord did not participate in the mediation process in good faith.

       (3) Chapters 59.12 and 59.18 RCW govern the eviction of recreational vehicles, as defined in RCW 59.20.030, from mobile home parks. This chapter governs the eviction of mobile homes, manufactured homes, park models, and recreational vehicles used as a primary residence from a mobile home park."

      There being no objection, the following title amendment was adopted:

       On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "act;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 59.20.030, 59.20.070, 59.20.073, and 59.20.080."

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Benton, the rules were suspended, House Bill No. 1786, as amended by the Senate, 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 House Bill No. 1786, as amended by the Senate.

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1786, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 47; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 2.

     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., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Zarelli - 47.

     Excused: Senators Sheldon, T. and Winsley - 2.

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1786, as amended by the Senate, 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

 

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1246, by Representatives Linville, Schoesler, Rockefeller, Sump, Orcutt, Quall, Upthegrove and Mielke (by request of Commissioner of Public Lands Sutherland)

 

Authorizing the department of natural resources to accept gifts of aquatic land.

 

      The bill was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Morton, the rules were suspended, House Bill No. 1246 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 House Bill No. 1246.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1246 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 47; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 2.

     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., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Zarelli - 47.

     Excused: Senators Sheldon, T. and Winsley - 2.

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1246, 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

 

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1084, by Representatives Hunter, Benson and Schual-Berke (by request of Insurance Commissioner Kreidler)

 

Regulating automobile insurance.

 

      The bill was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Benton, the rules were suspended, House Bill No. 1084 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 House Bill No. 1084.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1084 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, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Zarelli - 48.

     Excused: Senator Winsley - 1.

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1084, 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

 

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1090, by Representatives Veloria, Roach, O'Brien, Bush, Lantz, Clements, Linville, Kenney, Boldt, Sullivan, Upthegrove, Chase, Darneille, Hudgins and Edwards

 

Extending the task force against trafficking of persons.

 

      The bill was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Stevens, the following Committee on Children and Family Services and Corrections striking amendment was adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "Sec. 1. 2002 c 10 s 2 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

       (1) There is created the Washington state task force against the trafficking of persons.

       (2) The task force shall consist of the following members:

       (a) The director of the office of community development, or the director's designee;

       (b) The secretary of the department of health, or the secretary's designee;

       (c) The secretary of the department of social and health services, or the secretary's designee;

       (d) The director of the department of labor and industries, or the director's designee;

       (e) The commissioner of the employment security department, or the commissioner's designee;

       (f) Nine members, selected by the director of the office of community development, that represent public and private sector organizations that provide assistance to persons who are victims of trafficking.

       (3) The task force shall be chaired by the director of the office of community development, or the director's designee.

       (4) The task force shall carry out the following activities:

       (a) Measure and evaluate the progress of the state in trafficking prevention activities;

       (b) Identify available federal, state, and local programs that provide services to victims of trafficking that include, but are not limited to health care, human services, housing, education, legal assistance, job training or preparation, interpreting services, English as a second language classes, and victim's compensation; and

       (c) Make recommendations on methods to provide a coordinated system of support and assistance to persons who are victims of trafficking.

       (5) The task force shall report its supplemental findings and recommendations to the governor and legislature by ((November 30, 2002)) June 30, 2004.

       (6) The office of community development shall provide necessary administrative and clerical support to the task force, within available resources.

       (7) The members of the task force shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060, within available resources.

       (8) The task force expires ((March 1, 2003)) June 30, 2004.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. Section 1 of this act is added to chapter 7.68 RCW.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. 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 immediately."

      There being no objection, the following title amendment was adopted:

       On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "persons;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending 2002 c 10 s 2 (uncodified); adding a new section to chapter 7.68 RCW; and declaring an emergency."

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Stevens, the rules were suspended, Engrossed House Bill No. 1090, as amended by the Senate, 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 Engrossed House Bill No. 1090, as amended by the Senate.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1090, as amended by the Senate, 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, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, Thibaudeau, West and Zarelli - 48.

     Excused: Senator Winsley - 1.

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1090, as amended by the Senate, 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 Hewitt, Senator Honeyford was excused.

 

SECOND READING

 

      ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1010, by Representatives Dickerson, Delvin, Kenney, Sullivan and Darneille

 

Changing provisions relating to discharge of a minor from a mental health facility.

 

      The bill was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Stevens, the rules were suspended, Engrossed House Bill No. 1010 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 Engrossed House Bill No. 1010.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed House Bill No. 1010 and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 47; Nays, 0; Absent, 0; Excused, 2.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Hargrove, Haugen, Hewitt, 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 and Zarelli - 47.

     Excused: Senators Honeyford and Winsley - 2.

       ENGROSSED HOUSE BILL NO. 1010, 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

 

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1361, by Representatives Linville, Schoesler, Grant and Holmquist

 

Increasing the powers of the state agricultural commodity commissions.

 

      The bill was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

       Senator Swecker moved that the following Committee on Agriculture striking amendment be adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "Sec. 1. RCW 15.66.030 and 2002 c 313 s 40 are each amended to read as follows:

       Marketing orders may be made for any one or more of the following purposes:

       (1) To establish plans and conduct programs for advertising and sales promotion, to maintain present markets, or to create new or larger markets for any agricultural commodity grown in the state of Washington;

       (2) To provide for carrying on research studies to find more efficient methods of production, irrigation, processing, transportation, handling, and marketing of any agricultural commodity;

       (3) To provide for improving standards and grades by defining, establishing, and providing labeling requirements with respect to the same;

       (4) To investigate and take necessary action to prevent unfair trade practices;

       (5) To provide information or communicate on matters pertaining to the production, irrigation, processing, transportation, marketing, or uses of an agricultural commodity produced in Washington state to any elected official or officer or employee of any agency;

       (6) To provide marketing information and services for producers of an agricultural commodity;

       (7) To provide information and services for meeting resource conservation objectives of producers of an agricultural commodity;

       (8) To engage in cooperative efforts in the domestic or foreign marketing of food products of an agricultural commodity; ((and))

       (9) To provide for commodity-related education and training; and

       (10) To assist and cooperate with the department or any other local, state, or federal government agency in the investigation and control of exotic pests and diseases that could damage or affect trade of the affected commodity.

       Sec. 2. RCW 15.66.140 and 2002 c 313 s 57 are each amended to read as follows:

       Every commodity commission shall have such powers and duties in accordance with provisions of this chapter as may be provided in the marketing order and shall have the following powers and duties:

       (1) To elect a chair and such other officers as determined advisable;

       (2) To adopt, rescind and amend rules and regulations reasonably necessary for the administration and operation of the commission and the enforcement of its duties under the marketing order;

       (3) To administer, enforce, direct and control the provisions of the marketing order and of this chapter relating thereto;

       (4) To employ and discharge at its discretion such administrators and additional personnel, attorneys, advertising and research agencies and other persons and firms that it may deem appropriate and pay compensation to the same;

       (5) To acquire personal property and purchase or lease office space and other necessary real property and transfer and convey the same;

       (6) To institute and maintain in its own name any and all legal actions, including actions by injunction, mandatory injunction or civil recovery, or proceedings before administrative tribunals or other governmental authorities necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter and of the marketing order;

       (7) To keep accurate records of all its receipts and disbursements, which records shall be open to inspection and audit by the state auditor or private auditor designated by the state auditor at least every five years;

       (8) Borrow money and incur indebtedness;

       (9) Make necessary disbursements for routine operating expenses;

       (10) To expend funds for commodity-related education, training, and leadership programs as each commission deems expedient;

       (11) To work cooperatively with other local, state, and federal agencies; universities; and national organizations for the purposes provided in the commission's marketing order;

       (12) To enter into contracts or interagency agreements with any private or public agency, whether federal, state, or local, to carry out the purposes provided in the commission's marketing order. Personal service contracts must comply with chapter 39.29 RCW;

       (13) To accept and expend or retain any gifts, bequests, contributions, or grants from private persons or private and public agencies to carry out the purposes provided in the commission's marketing order;

       (14) To enter into contracts or agreements for research in the production, irrigation, processing, transportation, marketing, use, or distribution of an affected commodity;

       (15) To retain in emergent situations the services of private legal counsel to conduct legal actions on behalf of a commission. The retention of a private attorney is subject to review by the office of the attorney general;

       (16) To engage in appropriate fund-raising activities for the purpose of supporting activities of the commission authorized by the marketing order;

       (17) To participate in international, federal, state, and local hearings, meetings, and other proceedings relating to the production, irrigation, manufacture, regulation, transportation, distribution, sale, or use of affected commodities including activities authorized under RCW 42.17.190, including the reporting of those activities to the public disclosure commission;

       (18) To maintain a list of the names and addresses of affected producers that may be compiled from information used to collect assessments under the provisions of the marketing order and data on the value of each producer's production for a minimum three-year period;

       (19) To maintain a list of the names and addresses of persons who handle the affected commodity within the affected area and data on the amount and value of the commodity handled for a minimum three-year period by each person; ((and))

       (20) To request records and audit the records of producers or handlers of the affected commodity during normal business hours to determine whether the appropriate assessment has been paid;

       (21) To acquire or own intellectual property rights, licenses, or patents and to collect royalties resulting from commission-funded research related to the affected commodity; and

       (22) Such other powers and duties that are necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

       Sec. 3. RCW 15.66.185 and 2002 c 313 s 62 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) Any funds of any agricultural commodity commission may be invested in savings or time deposits in banks, trust companies, and mutual savings banks that are doing business in the United States, up to the amount of insurance afforded such accounts by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

       (2) This section shall apply to all funds which may be lawfully so invested, which in the judgment of any agricultural commodity commission are not required for immediate expenditure. The authority granted by this section is not exclusive and shall be construed to be cumulative and in addition to other authority provided by law for the investment of such funds, including, but not limited to, authority granted under chapters 39.58, 39.59, and 43.84 RCW.

       Sec. 4. RCW 15.66.110 and 2002 c 313 s 51 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) Every marketing order shall establish a commodity commission composed of not less than five nor more than ((thirteen)) fifteen members. ((In addition, the director shall be an ex officio member of each commodity commission unless otherwise specified in the marketing order.)) Commission members shall be citizens and residents of this state if required by the marketing order, and over the age of eighteen. Not more than one commission member may be part of the same "person" as defined by this chapter. The term of office of commission members shall be three years with the terms rotating so than one-third of the terms will commence as nearly as practicable each year. However, the first commission shall be selected, one-third for a term of one year, one-third for a term of two years, and one-third for a term of three years, as nearly as practicable. Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, no less than ((two-thirds)) sixty percent of the commission members shall be elected by the affected producers and such elected members shall all be affected producers. Except as provided in subsection (4) of this section, the remaining members shall be appointed by the commission and shall be either affected producers, others active in matters relating to the affected commodity, or persons not so related.

       (2) A marketing order may provide that a majority of the commission be appointed by the director((, but in any event, no less than one- third of the commission members shall be elected by the affected producers)).

       (3) In the event that the marketing order provides that a majority of the commission be appointed by the director, the marketing order shall incorporate ((either)) the provisions of RCW 15.66.113 ((or 15.66.115)) for member selection.

       (4) The director shall appoint to every commission one member who represents the director. The director is a voting member of each commodity commission.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 5. A new section is added to chapter 15.66 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) Each commodity commission shall develop and submit to the director for approval any plans, programs, and projects concerning the following:

       (a) The establishment, issuance, effectuation, and administration of appropriate programs or projects for the advertising and promotion of the affected commodity; and

       (b) The establishment and effectuation of market research projects, market development projects, or both to the end that the marketing and utilization of the affected commodity may be encouraged, expanded, improved, or made more efficient.

       (2) The director shall review each commodity commission's advertising or promotion program to ensure that no false claims are being made concerning the affected commodity.

       (3) Each commodity commission, prior to the beginning of its fiscal year, shall prepare and submit to the director for approval its research plan, its commodity-related education and training plan, and its budget on a fiscal period basis.

       (4) The director shall strive to review and make a determination of all submissions described in this section in a timely manner.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 6. A new section is added to chapter 15.66 RCW to read as follows:

       Each commission organized under a marketing order adopted under this chapter exists primarily for the benefit of the people of the state of Washington and its economy. The legislature hereby charges each commission, with oversight by the director, to speak on behalf of Washington state government with regard to its particular commodity.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 7. RCW 15.66.115 (When director appoints majority of the commission--Nominations--Advisory vote--Notice-- Director appoints candidate receiving the most votes--Exception) and 2002 c 313 s 53 are each repealed.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 8. The costs incurred by the department of agriculture that are associated with the implementation of section 5 of this act shall be paid for by the affected commodity commissions.

       Sec. 9. RCW 15.65.220 and 2002 c 313 s 20 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) Every marketing agreement and order shall provide for the establishment of a commodity board of not less than five nor more than thirteen members and shall specify the exact number thereof and all details as to (a) qualification, (b) nomination, (c) election or appointment by the director, (d) term of office, and (e) powers, duties, and all other matters pertaining to such board.

       (2) The members of the board shall be producers or handlers or both in such proportion as the director shall specify in the marketing agreement or order, but in any marketing order or agreement the number of handlers on the board shall not exceed the number of producers thereon. The marketing order or agreement may provide that a majority of the board be appointed by the director, but in any event, no less than one-third of the board members shall be elected by the affected producers.

       (3) In the event that the marketing order or agreement provides that a majority of the commodity board be appointed by the director, the marketing order or agreement shall incorporate ((either)) the provisions of RCW 15.65.243 ((or 15.65.245)) for board member selection.

       (4) The director shall appoint to every board one member who represents the director. The director shall be a voting member of each commodity board.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 10. A new section is added to chapter 15.65 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) Each commodity commission shall develop and submit to the director for approval any plans, programs, and projects concerning the following:

       (a) The establishment, issuance, effectuation, and administration of appropriate programs or projects for the advertising and promotion of the affected commodity; and

       (b) The establishment and effectuation of market research projects, market development projects, or both to the end that the marketing and utilization of the affected commodity may be encouraged, expanded, improved, or made more efficient.

       (2) The director shall review each commodity commission's advertising or promotion program to ensure that no false claims are being made concerning the affected commodity.

       (3) Each commodity commission, prior to the beginning of its fiscal year, shall prepare and submit to the director for approval its research plan, its commodity-related education and training plan, and its budget on a fiscal period basis.

       (4) The director shall strive to review and make a determination of all submissions described in this section in a timely manner.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 11. A new section is added to chapter 15.65 RCW to read as follows:

       Each commission organized under a marketing order adopted under this chapter exists primarily for the benefit of the people of the state of Washington and its economy. The legislature hereby charges each commission, with oversight by the director, to speak on behalf of Washington state government with regard to its particular commodity.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 12. A new section is added to chapter 15.65 RCW to read as follows:

       The costs incurred by the department associated with the implementation of section 10 of this act shall be paid for by the affected commodity commissions.

       Sec. 13. RCW 15.28.020 and 2002 c 313 s 105 are each amended to read as follows:

       The commission is composed of ((sixteen)) seventeen voting members, as follows: Ten producers, four dealers, and two processors, who are ((elected and qualified)) appointed as provided in this chapter. The director, or an authorized representative, shall be ((an ex officio member without a vote)) a voting member of the commission. Other sections of this chapter that relate to the selection of voting members shall not apply to the director or his or her authorized representative.

       A majority of the voting members constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business.

       Sec. 14. RCW 15.28.040 and 1967 c 191 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

       Of the producer members, four shall be ((elected)) appointed from the first district and occupy positions one, two, three and four; four shall be ((elected)) appointed from the second district and occupy positions five, six, seven and eight, and two shall be ((elected)) appointed from the third district and occupy positions nine and ten.

       Of the dealer members, two shall be ((elected)) appointed from each of the first and second districts and respectively occupy positions eleven and twelve from the first district and positions thirteen and fourteen from the second district.

       The processor members shall be ((elected)) appointed from the state at large and occupy positions fifteen and sixteen. The dealer member position previously referred to as position twelve shall henceforth be position thirteen. The processor member position heretofore referred to as position fourteen shall cease to exist on March 21, 1967. The processor member position heretofore referred to as thirteen shall be known as position sixteen.

       Sec. 15. RCW 15.28.050 and 1967 c 191 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

       The regular term of office of the members of the commission shall be three years commencing on May 1, following the date of ((election)) appointment and until their successors are ((elected)) appointed and qualified, except, however, that the first term of dealer position twelve in the first district shall be for two years and expire May 1, 1969.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 16. A new section is added to chapter 15.28 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The director shall appoint the members of the commission.

       (2) Candidates for positions on the commission shall be nominated under RCW 15.28.060.

       (3) Not less than sixty days nor more than seventy-five days prior to the commencement of a commission member's term, the director shall cause an advisory vote to be held for the director-appointed positions. Advisory ballots shall be mailed to all affected producers and shall be returned to the director not less than thirty days prior to the commencement of the term. The advisory ballot shall be conducted in a manner so that it is a secret ballot. The names of the two candidates receiving the most votes in the advisory vote shall be forwarded to the director for potential appointment to the commission. In the event there are only two candidates nominated for a position, an advisory vote may not be held and the candidates' names shall be forwarded to the director for potential appointment. If only one candidate is nominated for a position, the commission shall select a second candidate whose name will be forwarded to the director.

       (4) Any candidate whose name is forwarded to the director for potential appointment shall submit to the director a letter stating why he or she wishes to be appointed to the commission. The director may select either person for the position.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 17. A new section is added to chapter 15.28 RCW to read as follows:

       To accomplish the transition to a commission structure where the director appoints a majority of commission members, the names of the currently elected commission members shall be forwarded to the director for appointment to the commission within thirty days of the effective date of this act. Thereafter, the director shall appoint commission members pursuant to section 16 of this act as the current commission member terms expire.

       Sec. 18. RCW 15.28.060 and 1967 c 191 s 6 are each amended to read as follows:

       The director shall call meetings at times and places concurred upon by the director and the commission for the purpose of nominating producer, dealer or processor members for ((election)) potential appointment to the commission when such members' terms are about to expire. Notice of such meetings shall be given at least sixty days prior to the time the respective members' term is about to expire. The nominating meetings shall be held at least sixty days prior to the expiration of the respective members' term of office.

       Notice shall be given by the commission by mail to all known persons having a right to vote for such respective nominee's ((election)) potential appointment to the commission.

       Further, the commission shall publish notice at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the district where the nomination is to be held. Such a newspaper may be published daily or weekly. The failure of any person entitled to receive notice of such nominating meeting shall not invalidate such nominating meeting or the ((election)) appointment of a member nominated at such meeting.

       Any person qualified to serve on the commission may be nominated orally at ((said)) the nomination meetings. Written nominations, signed by five persons qualified to vote for the said nominee, may be made for five days subsequent to ((said)) the nomination meeting. Such written nominations shall be filed with the commission at its Yakima office.

       ((Members of the commission shall be elected by a)) The director shall cause an advisory vote to be held for commission positions. The advisory vote shall be by secret mail ballot((, and such election shall be conducted under the supervision of the director, and the elected candidate shall become a member of the commission upon certification of the director that said elected candidate has satisfied the required qualifications for membership on the commission.

       When only one nominee is nominated for any position on the commission, the director shall, if such nominee satisfies the requirements of the position for which he was nominated, certify the said nominee as to his qualifications and then it shall be deemed that said nominee has been duly elected. Nominees receiving a majority of the votes in an election shall be considered to have been elected and if more than one position is to be filled in a district or at large, the nominees respectively receiving the largest number of votes shall be deemed to have been elected to fill the vacancies from said districts or areas on the commission)). Persons qualified to vote for members of the commission shall, except as otherwise provided by law or rule or regulation of the commission, vote only in the district in which their activities make them eligible to vote for a potential member of the commission.

       A producer to be eligible to vote in ((an election)) the advisory vote for a nominee as a producer member of the commission must be a commercial producer of soft tree fruits paying assessments to the commission.

       When a legal entity acting as a producer, dealer, or processor is qualified to vote for a candidate in any district or area to serve in a specified position on the commission, such legal entity may cast only one vote for such candidate, regardless of the number of persons comprising such legal entity or stockholders owning stock therein.

       Sec. 19. RCW 15.28.070 and 1967 c 191 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

       The commission shall have the authority, subject to the provisions of chapter 34.05 RCW (Administrative Procedure Act), for adopting rules and regulations, after public hearing, establishing one or more subdistricts in any one of the three districts. Such subdistricts shall include a substantial portion of the soft tree fruit producing area in the district in which they are formed.

       The commission shall, when a subdistrict has been formed within one of the districts as in this section provided for, assign one of the districts' producer positions on the commission to said subdistrict. Such producer position may only be filled by a producer residing in such subdistrict, whether by ((election,)) apportionment((,)) or appointment.

       Sec. 20. RCW 15.28.080 and 1961 c 11 s 15.28.080 are each amended to read as follows:

       In the event a position becomes vacant due to resignation, disqualification, death, or for any other reason, such position, until the next annual ((election)) nominating meeting, shall be filled by vote of the remaining members of the commission. ((At such annual election a commissioner shall be elected to fill the balance of the unexpired term.)) Following the next annual nomination meeting, the director shall appoint one of the two nominees selected by advisory ballot to fill the balance of the unexpired term.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 21. A new section is added to chapter 15.28 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The commission shall develop and submit to the director for approval any plans, programs, and projects concerning the following:

       (a) The establishment, issuance, effectuation, and administration of appropriate programs or projects for the advertising and promotion of the affected commodities; and

       (b) The establishment and effectuation of market research projects, market development projects, or both to the end that the marketing and utilization of the affected commodities may be encouraged, expanded, improved, or made more efficient.

       (2) The director shall review the commission's advertising or promotion program to ensure that no false claims are being made concerning the affected commodities.

       (3) The commission, prior to the beginning of its fiscal year, shall prepare and submit to the director for approval its research plan, its commodity-related education and training plan, and its budget on a fiscal period basis.

       (4) The director shall strive to review and make a determination of all submissions described in this section in a timely manner.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 22. A new section is added to chapter 15.28 RCW to read as follows:

       The commission exists primarily for the benefit of the people of the state of Washington and its economy. The legislature hereby charges the commission, with oversight by the director, to speak on behalf of Washington state government with regard to its particular commodities.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 23. A new section is added to chapter 15.28 RCW to read as follows:

       The costs incurred by the department of agriculture associated with the implementation of section 21 of this act shall be paid for by the commission.

       Sec. 24. RCW 15.44.020 and 2002 c 313 s 89 are each amended to read as follows:

       The dairy products commission shall be composed of not more than ten members. There shall be one member from each district who shall be a practical producer of dairy products ((to be elected by such producers)), one member shall be a dealer, and one member shall be a producer who also acts as a dealer((, and such dealer and producer who acts as a dealer shall be appointed by the director of agriculture, and)). The director of agriculture shall be ((an ex officio member without vote)) a voting member of the commission.

       As used in this chapter, "director" means the director of agriculture or his or her authorized representative.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 25. A new section is added to chapter 15.44 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The director shall appoint the members of the commission.

       (2) Candidates for producer member positions on the commission shall be nominated under RCW 15.44.033.

       (3) The director shall cause an advisory vote to be held for the producer member positions. Advisory ballots shall be mailed to all affected producers in the district where a vacancy is about to occur and shall be returned to the director not less than thirty days prior to the commencement of the term. The advisory ballot shall be conducted in a manner so that it is a secret ballot. The names of the two candidates receiving the most votes in the advisory vote shall be forwarded to the director for potential appointment to the commission. In the event there are only two candidates nominated for a position, an advisory vote may not be held and the candidates' names shall be forwarded to the director for potential appointment. If only one candidate is nominated for a position, the commission shall select a second candidate whose name will be forwarded to the director.

       (4) Any candidate whose name is forwarded to the director for potential appointment shall submit to the director a letter stating why he or she wishes to be appointed to the commission. The director may select either person for the position.

       Sec. 26. RCW 15.44.033 and 1995 c 374 s 59 are each amended to read as follows:

       Producer members of the commission shall be nominated ((and elected)) by producers within the district that such producer members represent in the year in which a commission member's term shall expire. ((Such producer members receiving the largest number of the votes cast in the respective districts which they represent shall be elected. The election shall be by secret mail ballot and under the supervision of the director.))

       Nomination for candidates to be ((elected)) appointed to the commission shall be conducted by mail by the director. Such nomination forms shall be mailed by the director to each producer in a district where a vacancy is about to occur. Such mailing shall be made on or after April 1st, but not later than April 10th of the year the commission vacancy will occur. The nomination form shall provide for the name of the producer being nominated and the names of five producers nominating such nominee. The producers nominating such nominee shall affix their signatures to such form and shall further attest that the said nominee meets the qualifications for a producer member to serve on the commission and that he or she will be willing to serve on the commission if ((elected)) appointed.

       All nominations as provided for herein shall be returned to the director by April 30th, and the director shall not accept any nomination postmarked later than midnight April 30th, nor place the candidate thereon on the advisory election ballot.

       Advisory vote ballots for electing ((members)) nominees to the commission will be mailed by the director to all eligible producers no later than May 15th, in districts where advisory elections are to be held and such ballots to be valid shall be returned postmarked no later than May 31st of the year mailed, to the director in Olympia.

       ((If only one person is nominated for a position on the commission,)) The director shall determine whether the ((person possesses)) persons nominated possess the qualifications required by statute for the position ((and, if the director determines that the person possesses such qualifications, the director shall declare that the person has been duly elected)).

       Sec. 27. RCW 15.44.035 and 2002 c 313 s 90 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) The commission shall prior to each advisory election, in sufficient time to satisfy the requirements of RCW 15.44.033, furnish the director with a list of all producers within the district for which the advisory election is being held. The commission shall require each dealer and shipper in addition to the information required under RCW 15.44.110 to furnish the commission with a list of names of producers whose milk they handle.

       (2) Any producer may on his or her own motion file his or her name with the commission for the purpose of receiving notice of the advisory election.

       (3) It is the responsibility of each producer to ensure that his or her correct address is filed with the commission.

       (4) For all purposes of giving notice, holding referenda, and ((electing members of)) conducting advisory votes for nominees to the commission, the applicable list of producers corrected up to the day preceding the date the list is certified and mailed to the director is deemed to be the list of all producers or handlers, as applicable, entitled to notice or to vote. The list shall be corrected and brought up-to-date in accordance with evidence and information provided to the commission.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 28. A new section is added to chapter 15.44 RCW to read as follows:

       To accomplish the transition to a commission structure where the director appoints the commission members, the names of the currently elected commission members shall be forwarded to the director for appointment to the commission within thirty days of the effective date of this act. Thereafter, the director shall appoint commission members pursuant to section 25 of this act as the current commission member terms expire.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 29. A new section is added to chapter 15.44 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The commission shall develop and submit to the director for approval any plans, programs, and projects concerning the following:

       (a) The establishment, issuance, effectuation, and administration of appropriate programs or projects for the advertising, promotion, and education of the affected commodities; and

       (b) The establishment and effectuation of market research projects, market development projects, or both to the end that the marketing and utilization of the affected commodities may be encouraged, expanded, improved, or made more efficient.

       (2) The director shall review the commission's advertising or promotion program to ensure that no false claims are being made concerning the affected commodities.

       (3) The commission, prior to the beginning of its fiscal year, shall prepare and submit to the director for approval its research plan, its commodity-related education, training and leadership plan, and its budget on a fiscal period basis.

       (4) The director shall strive to review and make a determination of all submissions described in this section in a timely manner.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 30. A new section is added to chapter 15.44 RCW to read as follows:

       The commission exists primarily for the benefit of the people of the state of Washington and its economy. The legislature hereby charges the commission, with oversight by the director, to speak on behalf of Washington state government with regard to its particular commodities.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 31. A new section is added to chapter 15.44 RCW to read as follows:

       The costs incurred by the department of agriculture associated with the implementation of section 29 of this act shall be paid for by the commission.

       Sec. 32. RCW 15.44.150 and 2002 c 313 s 102 are each amended to read as follows:

       Any action by the commission administrator, member, employee, or agent thereof pertaining to the performance or nonperformance or misperformance of any matters or things authorized, required, or permitted by this chapter, and any other liabilities, debts, or claims against the commission shall be enforced in the same manner as if the commission were a corporation. No liability for the debts or actions of the commission shall exist against the state of Washington or any subdivision or instrumentality thereof. Liability for the debts or actions of the commission's administrator, member, employee, or agent incurred in their official capacity under this chapter does not exist either against the administrator, members, employees, and agents in their individual capacity or the state of Washington. The administrator, its members, and its agents and employees are not responsible individually in any way whatsoever to any person for errors in judgment, mistakes, or other acts, either of commission or omission, as principal, agent, person, or employee, except for their own individual acts of dishonesty or crime.

       All persons employed or contracting under this chapter shall be limited to, and all salaries, expenses, and liabilities incurred by the commission shall be payable only from the funds collected under this chapter.

       Sec. 33. RCW 16.67.040 and 2000 c 146 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

       There is hereby created a Washington state beef commission to be thus known and designated. The commission shall be composed of two beef producers, two dairy (beef) producers, two feeders, one livestock salesyard operator, ((and)) one meat packer, and the director, who shall be a voting member. If an otherwise voting member is elected as the chair of the commission, the member may, during the member's term as chair of the commission, cast a vote as a member of the commission only to break a tie vote. ((In addition there may be one ex officio member without the right to vote from the department of agriculture to be designated by the director thereof and,)) If the commission so chooses, there may be one additional nonvoting member in an advisory capacity appointed by the ((voting)) members of the commission for such a term as the ((voting)) members may set.

       A majority of voting members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business.

       All appointed members as stated in RCW 16.67.060 shall be citizens and residents of this state, over the age of twenty-five years, each of whom is and has been actually engaged in that phase of the cattle industry he or she represents for a period of five years, and has during that period derived a substantial portion of his or her income therefrom, or have a substantial investment in cattle as an owner, lessee, partner, or a stockholder owning at least ten percent of the voting stock in a corporation engaged in the production of cattle or dressed beef, or a manager or executive officer of such corporation. Producer members of the commission shall not be directly engaged in the business of being a meat packer, or as a feeder, feeding cattle other than their own. Said qualifications must continue throughout each member's term of office.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 34. A new section is added to chapter 16.67 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The commission shall develop and submit to the director for approval any plans, programs, and projects concerning the following:

       (a) The establishment, issuance, effectuation, and administration of appropriate programs or projects for the advertising and promotion of its affected commodities; and

       (b) The establishment and effectuation of market research projects, market development projects, or both to the end that the marketing and utilization of its affected commodities may be encouraged, expanded, improved, or made more efficient.

       (2) The director shall review the commission's advertising or promotion program to ensure that no false claims are being made concerning its affected commodities.

       (3) The commission, prior to the beginning of its fiscal year, shall prepare and submit to the director for approval its research plan, its commodity-related education and training plan, and its budget on a fiscal period basis.

       (4) The director shall strive to review and make a determination of all submissions described in this section in a timely manner.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 35. A new section is added to chapter 16.67 RCW to read as follows:

       The commission exists primarily for the benefit of the people of the state of Washington and its economy. The legislature hereby charges the commission, with oversight by the director, to speak on behalf of Washington state government with regard to its particular commodities.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 36. A new section is added to chapter 16.67 RCW to read as follows:

       The costs incurred by the department associated with the implementation of section 34 of this act shall be paid for by the commission.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 37. RCW 15.65.245 (When director appoints majority of the board--Nominations--Advisory vote--Notice--Director appoints candidate receiving the most votes--Exception) and 2002 c 313 s 25 are each repealed.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 38. 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 immediately."

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Swecker, the following amendment by Senators Swecker and Rasmussen to the Committee on Agriculture striking amendment was adopted:

       On page 19, after line 31 of the amendment, insert the following:

       "Sec. 38. RCW 15.88.030 and 1997 c 321 s 40 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) There is created an agricultural commodity commission to be known and designated as the Washington wine commission. ((Except as provided in RCW 15.88.100(2),)) The commission shall be composed of ((eleven)) twelve voting members and one nonvoting member; five voting members shall be growers, five voting members shall be wine producers, one voting member shall be the director, and one voting member shall be a wine distributor licensed under RCW 66.24.200. Of the grower members, at least one shall be a person who does not have over fifty acres of vinifera grapes in production, at least one shall be a person who has over one hundred acres of vinifera grapes in production, and two may be persons who produce and sell their own wine. Of the wine producer members, at least one shall be a person producing not more than twenty-five thousand gallons of wine annually, at least one shall be a person producing over one million gallons of wine annually, and at least two shall be persons who produce wine from their own grapes. In addition, at least one member shall be a wine producer located in western Washington and at least two members shall be wine producers located in eastern Washington.

       (2) ((In addition to the voting members identified in subsection (1) of this section,)) The commission shall have one nonvoting member who is a wine producer in this state whose principal wine or wines are produced from fruit other than vinifera grapes. ((The director of agriculture, or the director's designee, shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member.))

       (3) ((Except as provided in RCW 15.88.100(2),)) Seven voting members of the commission constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business of the commission.

       (4) Each voting member of the commission shall be a citizen and resident of this state and over the age of twenty-one years. Each voting member, except the member holding position eleven, must be or must have been engaged in that phase of the grower or wine producer industry that he or she is appointed to represent, and must during his or her term of office derive a substantial portion of income therefrom, or have a substantial investment in the growing of vinifera grapes or the production of wine from vinifera grapes as an owner, lessee, partner, or a stockholder owning at least ten percent of the voting stock in a corporation engaged in the growing of vinifera grapes or wine production from vinifera grapes; or the manager or executive officer of such a corporation. These qualifications apply throughout each member's term of office. This subsection does not apply to the director.

       Sec. 39. RCW 15.88.040 and 1988 c 254 s 13 are each amended to read as follows:

       The ((appointive)) appointed voting positions on the commission shall be designated as follows: The wine producers shall be designated positions one, two, three, four, and five; the growers shall be designated positions six, seven, eight, nine, and ten; ((and)) the wine wholesaler shall be position eleven; and the director shall be position number thirteen. The nonvoting industry member shall be designated position number twelve. The member designated as filling position one shall be a person producing over one million gallons of wine annually. The member designated as position one shall be the sole representative, directly or indirectly, of the producer eligible to hold position one and in no event shall that producer directly or indirectly control more than fifty percent of the votes of the commission.

       Except ((as provided in RCW 15.88.100(2))) for position thirteen, the regular terms of office shall be three years from the date of appointment and until their successors are appointed. However, the first terms of the members appointed upon July 1, 1987, shall be as follows: Positions one, six, and eleven shall terminate July 1, 1990; positions two, four, seven, and nine shall terminate July 1, 1989; and positions three, five, eight, and ten shall terminate July 1, 1988. The term of the initial nonvoting industry member shall terminate July 1, 1990.

       Sec. 40. RCW 15.88.050 and 2002 c 313 s 111 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) The director shall appoint the members of the commission. In making such appointments ((of the voting members)), the director shall take into consideration recommendations made by the growers' association and the wine institute as the persons recommended for appointment as members of the commission. In appointing persons to the commission, the director shall seek to ensure as nearly as possible a balanced representation on the commission which would reflect the composition of the growers and wine producers throughout the state as to number of acres cultivated and amount of wine produced.

       (2) The appointment shall be carried out immediately subsequent to July 1, 1987, and members so appointed as set forth in this chapter shall serve for the periods set forth for the original members of the commission under RCW 15.88.040.

       (3) In the event a position on the commission becomes vacant due to resignation, disqualification, death, or for any other reason, the unexpired term of the position shall immediately be filled by appointment by the director.

       (4) Each member or employee of the commission shall be reimbursed for actual travel expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this chapter as defined by the commission in rule. Otherwise if not defined in rule, reimbursement for travel expenses shall be at the rates allowed by RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060.

       Sec. 41. RCW 15.88.100 and 1988 c 254 s 14 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) Except as provided in subsection((s)) (2) ((and (3))) of this section, the vote of each of the voting members of the commission shall be weighted as provided by this subsection for the transaction of any of the business of the commission. The total voting strength of the entire voting membership of the commission shall be ((eleven)) twelve votes. The vote of position one shall be equal to the lesser of the following: ((Five)) Six and one-half votes; or eleven votes times the percentage of the wine produced in the state that is produced by the person filling position one. The percentage shall be based upon the amount of wine produced in the previous calendar year and shall be rounded to the nearest ten percent. The remaining votes of the membership of the commission shall be divided equally among the remaining members of the commission.

       (2) ((In the event the assessment described in RCW 66.24.215(1)(b) is not effective on July 1, 1989, the positions designated for growers cease to exist. In such an event, the commission shall be composed of six voting members and two nonvoting members. The nonvoting industry member shall be position seven. Four voting members of the commission constitute a quorum for the modified commission. Of the six votes of the entire voting membership of the modified commission, the vote of position one shall be the lesser of the following: Three votes; or six votes times the percentage of the wine produced in the state that is produced by the person filling position one. The percentage shall be based upon the amount of wine produced in the previous calendar year and shall be rounded to the nearest ten percent. The remaining votes of the membership of the commission shall be divided equally among the remaining members of the commission.

       (3))) In the event that the percentage of wine produced by the producer represented by position one falls below twenty-five percent of the wine produced in this state, the weighted voting mechanism provided for in subsection((s)) (1) ((and (2))) of this section shall cease to be effective. In that case, the voting shall be based on one vote per position.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 42. A new section is added to chapter 15.88 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The commission shall develop and submit to the director for approval any plans, programs, and projects concerning the following:

       (a) The establishment, issuance, effectuation, and administration of appropriate programs or projects for the advertising, promotion, and education of the affected commodities; and

       (b) The establishment and effectuation of market research projects, market development projects, or both to the end that the marketing and utilization of the affected commodities may be encouraged, expanded, improved, or made more efficient.

       (2) The director shall review the commission's advertising or promotion program to ensure that no false claims are being made concerning the affected commodities.

       (3) The commission, prior to the beginning of its fiscal year, shall prepare and submit to the director for approval its research plan, its commodity-related education and training plan, and its budget on a fiscal period basis.

       (4) The director shall strive to review and make a determination of all submissions described in this section in a timely manner.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 43. A new section is added to chapter 15.88 RCW to read as follows:

       The commission exists primarily for the benefit of the people of the state of Washington and its economy. The legislature hereby charges the commission, with oversight by the director, to speak on behalf of the Washington state government with regard to wine grapes and wine.

       Sec. 44. RCW 15.88.180 and 2002 c 313 s 76 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) The director may provide by rule for a method to fund staff support for all commodity boards or commissions in accordance with RCW 43.23.033 if a position is not directly funded by the legislature and costs related to the specific activity undertaken on behalf of an individual commodity board or commission. The commission shall provide funds to the department according to the rules adopted by the director.

       (2) The costs incurred by the department associated with the implementation of section 42 of this act shall be paid for by the commission."

       Renumber the remaining section consecutively.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the Committee on Agriculture striking amendment, as amended, to House Bill No. 1361.

      The motion by Senator Swecker carried and the committee amendment, as amended, was adopted.

      There being no objection, the following title amendments were considered simultaneously and were adopted:

       On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "commissions;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 15.66.030, 15.66.140, 15.66.185, 15.66.110, 15.65.220, 15.28.020, 15.28.040, 15.28.050, 15.28.060, 15.28.070, 15.28.080, 15.44.020, 15.44.033, 15.44.035, 15.44.150, and 16.67.040; adding new sections to chapter 15.66 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 15.65 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 15.28 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 15.44 RCW; adding new sections to chapter 16.67 RCW; creating a new section; repealing RCW 15.66.115 and 15.65.245; and declaring an emergency."

       On page 20, line 8 of the title amendment, strike "and 16.67.040" and insert "16.67.040, 15.88.030, 15.88.040, 15.88.050, 15.88.100, and 15.88.180"

       On page 20, line 11 of the title amendment, after "16.67 RCW;" insert "adding new sections to chapter 15.88 RCW;"

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Swecker, the rules were suspended, House Bill No. 1361, as amended by the Senate, was advanced to third reading, the second reading considered the third and the bill was placed on final passage.

 

POINT OF INQUIRY

 

      Senator Rasmussen: “Senator Swecker, I understand that this striking amendment is not meant to affect the outcome of the recent Washington State Apple Commission case, or any related settlement negotiations. It is also my understanding that, by adopting this amendment, we do not intend to expand or alter the states’s liability with regard to agricultural commissions. Is this the case?”

      Senator Swecker: “Thank you, Senator Rasmussen. Yes, you are correct. This amendment is not meant to affect the outcome of the case you referred to or to influence settlement negotiations in any manner,. Furthermore, in adopting this amendment, we do not intend to expand the state’s liability with regard to agricultural commissions, and it is our intent that this amendment not be construed in a manner that would subject the state to liability.”

      Further debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the roll call on the final passage of House Bill No. 1361, as amended by the Senate.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of House Bill No. 1361, as amended by the Senate, 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.

      HOUSE BILL NO. 1361, as amended by the Senate, 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.

 

      There being no objection, the Senate resumed consideration of Substitute House Bill No. 1734, deferred on April 16, after a point of order on whether the bill was properly before the Senate.

 

RULING BY THE PRESIDENT

 

      “In ruling upon the point of order raised by Senator McCaslin as to whether Substitute House Bill No. 1734 was properly before the Senate, the President finds and rules as follows:

      “The President believes a brief recitation of the facts is appropriate to explain how this measure came before the body. The bill was originally moved by the committee upon a motion to recommend a substitute bill be adopted and passed. In fact, the underlying measure is a House Bill, and the Senate cannot adopt a substitute to a House Bill. Instead, the proper way to change language in the underlying bill is with an amendment. Realizing the mistake, the committee later moved to report the bill out with a ‘do pass’ recommendation as amended by the committee. This was the proper motion. Because the previous motion to substitute the bill was never proper, it could not properly be reported out. Put another way, the bill was never actually reported out until the motion was correctly put to adopt a striking amendment--not a substitute. Therefore, the measure, as amended by the committee, is properly reported out and before this body for consideration.

 

 

      “Senator McCaslin is correct that Senate Rule 45, No. 7, provides a mechanism by which a committee may reconsider a measure that has failed to receive a majority vote by providing one day's notice. This is not, however, the exclusive authority by which a question may be reconsidered. The President believes that motions to reconsider achieve two primary purposes. First, they allow for the question to be decided by a true majority of the body or committee by providing an opportunity for a measure to pass that has failed because of a member's absence or a mistake. Likewise, they allow for a member to change his or her mind. Second, a motion to reconsider can serve as a means by which the body or committee can change mistakes made in the text of a bill, presentation of a motion, or in procedure. In this regard, the main thrust of reconsideration is to ensure that the will of the body is done and done correctly, whether the reconsideration be for a question that has failed or passed. Reed's Rule 202 makes this clear.

      “It states: ‘Even after a measure has passed the ordeal of consideration, of debate and amendment, and of final passage by the assembly, it has not yet, in American assemblies, reached an end. It is subject to a motion to reconsider.’

      “Reed's Rules, along with Senate Rule 37, provide additional means of reconsideration which are supplemented, not excluded, by Rule 45, No. 7. The need for Rule 45, No. 7 to specifically state a mechanism for reconsideration of a failed measure in committee is clear: once a measure has failed in committee, it will generally not be presented on the floor for full consideration, and there may be no other practical opportunity to consider any other aspect--procedural or substantive--of the measure. By contrast, a measure which has passed will, as a practical matter, generally provide more opportunities to be revisited to correct procedural or substantive mistakes. Rule 45, No 7, clearly provides a process by which a measure which fails in committee may be reconsidered by that committee, but Senate Rules and Reed's Rules likewise provide a means by which that committee may reconsider measures which have not failed.

      “The President, therefore, finds that a committee may reconsider any question still pending or within its control, regardless of whether that question was previously positively or negatively decided by that committee. Any other interpretation would leave a committee without reasonable means to correct substantive or procedural mistakes.

      “With respect to the ability of a chair to hold a committee report or exercise a ‘pocket veto’ under Senate Rule 63, the President finds that a committee has a reasonable time to transmit a committee report to the Secretary of the Senate to be read in to the full body as part of the First Order of Business. If a member believes that a chair is not acting in good faith, that member has several options. First, he or she may move, in committee, that the report be immediately transmitted to the Secretary of the Senate to be read in to the full body as part of the First Order of Business. Second, he or she may move, on the floor of the Senate, that the report be read in during First Order. Third, under Rule 48, a bill may be recalled from committee by a majority vote of the membership. These are not necessarily the only remedies available, but should provide some guidance as to how a member may protest a perceived pocket veto.

      “Therefore, the President finds that Substitute House Bill No. 1734, and the amendment by the Committee on Land Use Planning, are properly before this body for consideration. The President thanks Senator McCaslin for an opportunity to elaborate on these important issues."

 

      The President ruled that Substitute House Bill No. 1734 was properly before the Senate.

 

PERSONAL PRIVILEGE

 

      Senator Oke: “A point of personal privilege, Mr. President. I know that we are in real tight quarters in here and I noticed when you spoke, this place was like a pin could drop and you could hear. I appreciate that. I wonder, Mr. President, if you could institute an award for the best and worst desks in here. I have walked through the passage way here and I have noticed that some are even flowing over to the other desks. If you had an award for the best or worst, we might clear this matter up.”

  

POINT OF ORDER

 

      Senator Roach: “A point of order, Mr. President. This is entirely unfair. I have just noticed my desk and I think there should be plenty of warning for such a thing. I think Senator Oke’s motion is completely out of order until I have just about two minutes--if you will give me that.”

 

REPLY BY THE PRESIDENT

 

      President Owen: “Since this room is set up in somewhat of a schoolroom fashion, possibly a gold star?”

 

PERSONAL PRIVILEGE

 

      Senator McAuliffe: “A point of personal privilege, Mr. President. I was so impressed with your analysis of the rules and I would appreciate that it would they be written out in full and that I might have a copy.”

 

REPLY BY THE PRESIDENT

 

      President Owen: “Any member may have a copy of the any of the rulings if they so desire. So it is said, so it is written and so it is done.”

 

PERSONAL PRIVILEGE

 

      Senator Deccio: “A point of personal privilege, Mr. President. When you are reading those long rulings, can we ask for the last line, please?”

 

REPLY BY THE PRESIDENT

 

      President Owen: “What is the opposite of a gold star?”

 

 

PERSONAL PRIVILEGE

 

      Senator Jacobsen: “Mr. President, a point of personal privilege, Mr. President. When Senator Oke said the best and worst desk, and of course what is the best and worst desk? I understand that there have been studies and the messy desk is the most efficient, because the working documents are at the top of the pile and the eighty percent that you never use are at the bottom.”

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Sheahan, the Senate will immediately consider Substitute House Bill No. 1734.

 

SECOND READING

 

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1734, by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Romero, Hinkle, Moeller, Delvin, Grant, Jarrett and Flannigan) (by request of Department of Community, Trade, and Economic Development)

 

Updating the state building code.

 

      The bill was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Mulliken, the following Committee on Land Use and Planning striking amendment was not adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The intent of the adoption of the International Building Code by the legislature is to remain consistent with state laws regulating construction, including electrical, plumbing, and energy codes established in chapters 19.27, 19.27A, and 19.28 RCW. The International Building Code references the International Residential Code for provisions related to the construction of single and multiple-family dwellings. No portion of the International Residential Code shall supersede or take precedent over provisions in chapter 19.28 RCW, regulating the electrical code; nor provisions in RCW 19.27.031(4), regulating the plumbing code; nor provisions in chapter 19.27A RCW, regulating the energy code.

       (2) It is in the state's interest and consistent with the state building code act to have in effect provisions regulating the construction of single and multiple-family residences. It is the legislative intent that the state building code council adopt the International Residential Code through rule making granted in RCW 19.27.074, consistent with state law regulating construction for electrical, plumbing, and energy codes, and other state and federal laws regulating single and multiple-family construction.

       (3) In accordance with RCW 19.27.020, the state building code council shall promote fire and life safety in buildings consistent with accepted standards. In adopting the codes for the state of Washington, the state building code council shall consider provisions related to fire fighter safety. The state building code council shall review all nationally recognized codes to ensure accepted minimum safety requirements.

       (4) The legislature finds that building codes are an integral component of affordable housing. In accordance with this finding, the state building code council shall consider and review building code provisions related to improving affordable housing.

       Sec. 2. RCW 19.27.031 and 1995 c 343 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

       Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, there shall be in effect in all counties and cities the state building code which shall consist of the following codes which are hereby adopted by reference:

       (1) ((Uniform)) (a) The International Building Code ((and Uniform Building Code Standards)), published by the International ((Conference of Building Officials)) Code Council Inc.;

       (b) The International Residential Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc.;

       (2) ((Uniform)) The International Mechanical Code, ((including Chapter 13, Fuel Gas Piping, Appendix B,)) published by the International ((Conference of Building Officials)) Code Council Inc., except that the standards for liquified petroleum gas installations shall be NFPA 58 (Storage and Handling of Liquified Petroleum Gases) and ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 (National Fuel Gas Code);

       (3) The ((Uniform)) International Fire Code ((and Uniform Fire Code Standards)), published by the International ((Fire Code Institute)) Code Council Inc.: PROVIDED, That, notwithstanding any wording in this code, participants in religious ceremonies shall not be precluded from carrying hand-held candles;

       (4) Except as provided in RCW 19.27.170, the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Plumbing Code Standards, published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials: PROVIDED, That ((chapters 11 and 12)) any provisions of such code affecting sewers or fuel gas piping are not adopted; and

       (5) The rules ((and regulations)) adopted by the council establishing standards for making buildings and facilities accessible to and usable by the physically ((handicapped)) disabled or elderly persons as provided in RCW 70.92.100 through 70.92.160.

       In case of conflict among the codes enumerated in subsections (1), (2), (3), and (4) of this section, the first named code shall govern over those following.

       The codes enumerated in this section shall be adopted by the council as provided in RCW 19.27.074. The council shall solicit input from first responders and the housing construction industry to ensure that fire fighter safety and housing affordability issues are addressed during the code adoption process.

       The council may issue opinions relating to the codes at the request of a local official charged with the duty to enforce the enumerated codes.

       Sec. 3. RCW 19.27.080 and 1990 c 33 s 555 are each amended to read as follows:

       Nothing in this chapter affects the provisions of chapters 19.27A, 19.28, 43.22, 70.77, 70.79, 70.87, 48.48, 18.20, 18.46, 18.51, 28A.305, 70.41, 70.62, 70.75, 70.108, 71.12, 74.15, 70.94, 76.04, 90.76 RCW, or RCW 28A.195.010, or grants rights to duplicate the authorities provided under chapters 70.94 or 76.04 RCW.

       Sec. 4. RCW 19.27.110 and 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 37 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

       Each county government shall administer and enforce the ((uniform)) International Fire Code in the unincorporated areas of the county: PROVIDED, That any political subdivision or municipal corporation providing fire protection pursuant to RCW 14.08.120 shall, at its sole option, be responsible for administration and enforcement of the ((uniform)) International Fire Code on its facility. Any fire protection district or political subdivision may, pursuant to chapter 39.34 RCW, the interlocal cooperation act, assume all or a portion of the administering responsibility and coordinate and cooperate with the county government in the enforcement of the ((uniform)) International Fire Code.

       It is not the intent of RCW 19.27.110 and 19.27.111 to preclude or limit the authority of any city, town, county, fire protection district, state agency, or political subdivision from engaging in those fire prevention activities with which they are charged.

       It is not the intent of the legislature by adopting the state building code or RCW 19.27.110 and 19.27.111 to grant counties any more power to suppress or extinguish fires than counties currently possess under the Constitution or other statutes.

       Each county is authorized to impose fees sufficient to pay the cost of inspections, administration, and enforcement pursuant to RCW 19.27.110 and 19.27.111."

 

MOTION

 

      Senator Mulliken moved that the following striking amendment by Senators Mulliken and Kline be adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The intent of the adoption of the International Building Code by the legislature is to remain consistent with state laws regulating construction, including electrical, plumbing, and energy codes established in chapters 19.27, 19.27A, and 19.28 RCW. The International Building Code references the International Residential Code for provisions related to the construction of single and multiple-family dwellings. No portion of the International Residential Code shall supersede or take precedent over provisions in chapter 19.28 RCW, regulating the electrical code; nor provisions in RCW 19.27.031(4), regulating the plumbing code; nor provisions in chapter 19.27A RCW, regulating the energy code.

       (2) It is in the state's interest and consistent with the state building code act to have in effect provisions regulating the construction of single and multiple-family residences. It is the legislative intent that the state building code council adopt the International Residential Code through rule making granted in RCW 19.27.074, consistent with state law regulating construction for electrical, plumbing, and energy codes, and other state and federal laws regulating single and multiple-family construction.

       (3) In accordance with RCW 19.27.020, the state building code council shall promote fire and life safety in buildings consistent with accepted standards. In adopting the codes for the state of Washington, the state building code council shall consider provisions related to fire fighter safety published by nationally recognized organizations. The state building code council shall review all nationally recognized codes as set forth in RCW 19.27.074.

       (4) The legislature finds that building codes are an integral component of affordable housing. In accordance with this finding, the state building code council shall consider and review building code provisions related to improving affordable housing.

       Sec. 2. RCW 19.27.031 and 1995 c 343 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

       Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, there shall be in effect in all counties and cities the state building code which shall consist of the following codes which are hereby adopted by reference:

       (1) ((Uniform)) (a) The International Building Code ((and Uniform Building Code Standards)), published by the International ((Conference of Building Officials)) Code Council Inc.;

       (b) The International Residential Code, published by the International Code Council, Inc.;

       (2) ((Uniform)) The International Mechanical Code, ((including Chapter 13, Fuel Gas Piping, Appendix B,)) published by the International ((Conference of Building Officials)) Code Council Inc., except that the standards for liquified petroleum gas installations shall be NFPA 58 (Storage and Handling of Liquified Petroleum Gases) and ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 (National Fuel Gas Code);

       (3) The ((Uniform)) International Fire Code ((and Uniform Fire Code Standards)), published by the International ((Fire Code Institute)) Code Council Inc., including those standards of the National Fire Protection Association specifically referenced in the International Fire Code: PROVIDED, That, notwithstanding any wording in this code, participants in religious ceremonies shall not be precluded from carrying hand-held candles;

       (4) Except as provided in RCW 19.27.170, the Uniform Plumbing Code and Uniform Plumbing Code Standards, published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials: PROVIDED, That ((chapters 11 and 12)) any provisions of such code affecting sewers or fuel gas piping are not adopted; and

       (5) The rules ((and regulations)) adopted by the council establishing standards for making buildings and facilities accessible to and usable by the physically ((handicapped)) disabled or elderly persons as provided in RCW 70.92.100 through 70.92.160.

       In case of conflict among the codes enumerated in subsections (1), (2), (3), and (4) of this section, the first named code shall govern over those following.

       The codes enumerated in this section shall be adopted by the council as provided in RCW 19.27.074. The council shall solicit input from first responders to ensure that fire fighter safety issues are addressed during the code adoption process.

       The council may issue opinions relating to the codes at the request of a local official charged with the duty to enforce the enumerated codes.

       Sec. 3. RCW 19.27.080 and 1990 c 33 s 555 are each amended to read as follows:

       Nothing in this chapter affects the provisions of chapters 19.27A, 19.28, 43.22, 70.77, 70.79, 70.87, 48.48, 18.20, 18.46, 18.51, 28A.305, 70.41, 70.62, 70.75, 70.108, 71.12, 74.15, 70.94, 76.04, 90.76 RCW, or RCW 28A.195.010, or grants rights to duplicate the authorities provided under chapters 70.94 or 76.04 RCW.

       Sec. 4. RCW 19.27.110 and 1975-'76 2nd ex.s. c 37 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

       Each county government shall administer and enforce the ((uniform)) International Fire Code in the unincorporated areas of the county: PROVIDED, That any political subdivision or municipal corporation providing fire protection pursuant to RCW 14.08.120 shall, at its sole option, be responsible for administration and enforcement of the ((uniform)) International Fire Code on its facility. Any fire protection district or political subdivision may, pursuant to chapter 39.34 RCW, the interlocal cooperation act, assume all or a portion of the administering responsibility and coordinate and cooperate with the county government in the enforcement of the ((uniform)) International Fire Code.

       It is not the intent of RCW 19.27.110 and 19.27.111 to preclude or limit the authority of any city, town, county, fire protection district, state agency, or political subdivision from engaging in those fire prevention activities with which they are charged.

       It is not the intent of the legislature by adopting the state building code or RCW 19.27.110 and 19.27.111 to grant counties any more power to suppress or extinguish fires than counties currently possess under the Constitution or other statutes.

       Each county is authorized to impose fees sufficient to pay the cost of inspections, administration, and enforcement pursuant to RCW 19.27.110 and 19.27.111."

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the striking amendment by Senators Mulliken and Kline to Substitute House Bill No. 1734.

      The motion by Senator Mulliken carried and the striking amendment was adopted.

      There being no objection, the following title amendment was adopted:

       On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "codes;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 19.27.031, 19.27.080, and 19.27.110; and creating a new section."

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Mulliken, the rules were suspended, Substitute House Bill No. 1734, as amended by the Senate, 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 House Bill No. 1734, as amended by the Senate.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1734, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 41; Nays, 8; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Benton, Brandland, Brown, Carlson, Deccio, Doumit, Eide, Esser, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Haugen, Hewitt, Honeyford, Horn, Jacobsen, Kastama, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Prentice, Rasmussen, Reardon, Regala, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, West and Zarelli - 41.

     Voting nay: Senators Finkbeiner, Hargrove, Johnson, Keiser, McCaslin, Poulsen, Thibaudeau and Winsley - 8.

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1734, as amended by the Senate, 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

 

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1163, by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representative Murray) (by request of Governor Locke)

 

Making 2001-03 and 2003-05 transportation appropriations.

 

      The bill was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Horn, the following striking amendment by Senators Horn and Haugen was adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

 

"2003-05 BIENNIUM

 

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. (1) The transportation budget of the state is hereby adopted and, subject to the provisions set forth, the several amounts specified, or as much thereof as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes designated, are hereby appropriated from the several accounts and funds named to the designated state agencies and offices for employee compensation and other expenses, for capital projects, and for other specified purposes, including the payment of any final judgments arising out of such activities, for the period ending June 30, 2005.

       (2) Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this subsection apply throughout this act.

       (a) "Fiscal year 2004" or "FY 2004" means the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004.

       (b) "Fiscal year 2005" or "FY 2005" means the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005.

       (c) "FTE" means full-time equivalent.

       (d) "Lapse" or "revert" means the amount shall return to an unappropriated status.

       (e) "Provided solely" means the specified amount may be spent only for the specified purpose.

       (f) "Reappropriation" means appropriation and, unless the context clearly provides otherwise, is subject to the relevant conditions and limitations applicable to appropriations.

       (g) "LEAP" means the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee.

       (3) Reappropriations are limited to the unexpended balances remaining on June 30, 2003, from the 2001-03 biennial appropriations, or for the amount indicated on the appropriate capital project list dated March 31, 2003, for each project.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES--OPERATING

 

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 101. FOR THE UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONGrade Crossing Protective Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $293,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 102. FOR THE MARINE EMPLOYEES COMMISSION MARINE EMPLOYEES COMMISSIONPuget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$412,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 103. FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSIONMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$822,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The entire appropriation in this section is provided solely for road maintenance purposes.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 104. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$315,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The entire appropriation is provided solely for costs associated with the motor fuel quality program.

 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES--CAPITAL

 

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 105. FOR WASHINGTON STATE PARKS AND RECREATION--CAPITAL PROJECTS WASHINGTON STATE PARKS AND RECREATION||CAPITAL PROJECTSMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The motor vehicle account--state appropriation is a one-time reappropriation and is provided solely for the Beacon Rock state park entrance road project. Any of the appropriations not expended by June 30, 2005, shall revert to the motor vehicle account--state.

 

TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES--OPERATING

 

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 201. FOR THE WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION WASHINGTON TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSIONHighway Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,649,000

Highway Safety Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,744,000

School Zone Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,059,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,452,000

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

       The commission may oversee up to four pilot projects implementing the use of traffic safety cameras to detect failure to stop at railroad crossings, stoplights, and school zones.

       (1) In order to ensure adequate time in the 2003-05 biennium to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot program, any projects authorized by the commission must be authorized by December 31, 2003.

       (2) If a county or city has established an authorized automated traffic safety camera program under this section, the compensation paid to the manufacturer or vendor of the equipment used must be based only upon the value of the equipment and services provided or rendered in support of the system, and may not be based upon a portion of the fine or civil penalty imposed or the revenue generated by the equipment.

       (3) The traffic safety commission shall use the following guidelines to administer the program:

       (a) Traffic safety cameras may take pictures of the vehicle and vehicle license plate only, and only while an infraction is occurring;

       (b) The law enforcement agency of the city or county government shall plainly mark the locations where the automated traffic enforcement system is used by placing signs on street locations that clearly indicate to a driver that he or she is entering a zone where traffic laws are enforced by an automated traffic enforcement system;

       (c) Cities and counties using traffic safety cameras must provide periodic notice by mail to its citizens indicating the zones in which the traffic safety cameras will be used;

       (d) Notices of infractions must be mailed to the registered owner of a vehicle within fourteen days of the infraction occurring;

       (e) The owner of the vehicle is not responsible for the violation if the owner of the vehicle, within fourteen days of receiving notification of the violation, mails to the issuing law enforcement agency, a declaration under penalty of perjury, stating that the vehicle involved was, at the time, stolen or in the care, custody, or control of some person other than the registered owner, or any other extenuating circumstances;

       (f) Infractions detected through the use of traffic safety cameras are not part of the registered owner's driving record under RCW 46.52.101 and 46.52.120;

       (g) If a notice of infraction is sent to the registered owner and the registered owner is a rental car business, the infraction will be dismissed against the business if it mails to the issuing agency, within fourteen days of receiving the notice, a declaration under penalty of perjury of the name and known mailing address of the individual driving or renting the vehicle when the infraction occurred. If the business is unable to determine who was driving or renting the vehicle at the time the infraction occurred, the business must sign a declaration under penalty of perjury to this effect. The declaration must be mailed to the issuing agency within fourteen days of receiving the notice of traffic infraction. Timely mailing of this declaration to the issuing agency relieves a rental car business of any liability under this section for the notice of infraction. A declaration form suitable for this purpose must be included with each automated traffic infraction notice issued, along with instructions for its completion and use;

       (h) For purposes of the 2003-05 biennium pilot projects, infractions generated by the use of traffic safety cameras are exempt from the provisions of RCW 3.50.100 and must be processed in the same manner as parking violations; and

       (i) By June 30, 2005, the traffic safety commission shall provide a report to the legislature regarding the use, public acceptance, outcomes, and other relevant issues regarding traffic safety cameras demonstrated by the pilot projects.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 202. FOR THE LOCAL BOARDS COORDINATED PROGRAM LOCAL BOARDS COORDINATED PROGRAMRural Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $769,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,927,000

Urban Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,611,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,620,000

County Arterial Preservation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$719,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,646,000

       The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The executive director of the local boards coordinated program is encouraged to contract with the Washington state department of transportation, highways and local programs division, for maintenance administrative review and endangered species act training services. Contract costs shall be paid only from expenditure savings realized from efficiencies produced by the combining of the staff for the transportation improvement board and the county road administration board.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 203. FOR THE COUNTY ROAD ADMINISTRATION BOARD COUNTY ROAD ADMINISTRATION BOARDRural Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $769,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,927,000

County Arterial Preservation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$719,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,415,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 204. FOR THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARD TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARDUrban Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,611,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,620,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,231,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 205. FOR THE BOARD OF PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS BOARD OF PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERSPilotage Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$272,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 206. FOR THE LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEEMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,374,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:

       (1) No funding is provided for the staffing, administration and operations of the house of representatives transportation committee. Existing staff of the transportation committee shall be transferred to the house of representatives in the office of program research. All tangible and intangible property that has been acquired by, or allocated for use by the house of representatives transportation committee and its staff, including but not limited to office space and equipment, information systems technology, and employer-related assets, rights, privileges, and liabilities shall be transferred to the house of representatives. Any property acquired by, or allocated for use by the senate transportation committee and its staff shall be transferred to the senate.

       (2) $1,600,000 of the motor vehicle state appropriation in this section is provided for the purposes of (a) and (b) of this subsection:

       (a)(i) If Substitute Senate Bill No. 5748 becomes law by June 30, 2003, the amount provided in this subsection shall be for performance and functional audits of transportation agencies and departments as provided in Substitute Senate Bill No. 5748; and

       (ii) If Substitute Senate Bill No. 5748 does not become law by June 30, 2003, the amount provided in this subsection shall be for performance and functional audits of transportation agencies and departments paid for and ordered by the executive committee of the legislative transportation committee, pursuant to a recommendation of the transportation performance audit board hereby created. The transportation performance audit board shall consist of the majority and minority leaders of the transportation committees of the legislature, five citizen members with transportation-related expertise who shall be nominated by professional associations chosen by the board's legislative members and appointed by the governor, the legislative auditor as an ex officio member, and one at-large member appointed by the governor. The citizen members may not currently, or within one year of their appointment, be employed by the Washington state department of transportation, and shall include:

       (A) One member with expertise in construction project planning, including permitting and assuring regulatory compliance;

       (B) One member with expertise in construction means and methods and construction management, crafting and implementing environmental mitigation plans, and administration;

       (C) One member with expertise in construction engineering services, including construction management, materials testing, materials documentation, contractor payments, inspection, surveying, and project oversight;

       (D) One member with expertise in project management, including design estimating, contract packaging, and procurement; and

       (E) One member with expertise in transportation planning and congestion management.

       (b) Within the amount provided in this subsection, the joint legislative audit and review committee shall contract with the legislative transportation committee to conduct a targeted performance audit of the Washington state patrol. For this performance audit, the joint legislative audit and review committee shall put its highest priority on the following topics: (i) An assessment of the types and categories of services, including a contrast of public highway policing and general policing services provided by the patrol, and the organizational structures used to deliver these services; (ii) an evaluation of the patrol's fiscal policies and procedures, including a differentiation between transportation and general fund expenditures; and (iii) an evaluation of the linkages among expenditures, organizational structures, service delivery, accountability, and outcomes. The joint legislative audit and review committee shall provide a progress report to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 31, 2003, and a final report, including findings and recommendations, by September 30, 2004.

       (3)(a) The legislative transportation committee and the transportation commission shall establish a joint work group to develop a work plan for the 2003 legislative interim for the purpose of recommending revisions to the statewide transportation plan under RCW 47.01.071. The work group shall at a minimum develop recommendations that:

       (i) Propose changes to chapter 47.06 RCW, regarding statewide transportation planning;

       (ii) Propose changes to chapter 47.05 RCW, regarding priority programming for highway development;

       (iii) Improve the needs analysis process in RCW 47.05.030;

       (iv) Integrate the needs analysis process in RCW 47.05.030 and the benchmark measures of RCW 47.01.012 (section 101, chapter 5, Laws of 2002); and

       (v) Develop guidelines for regional transportation planning organizations to incorporate state policies into long-range transportation plans.

       (b) The work group shall submit its recommendations under this subsection to the legislature and the governor by December 1, 2003.

       (4) The legislative transportation committee shall establish a joint work group with the transportation commission and a representative of the office of financial management to develop a revised budgeting format for the omnibus transportation budgets adopted by the legislature. The revised format should help improve understanding and communication of legislative policies and priorities, as reflected in the budget document. The work group shall submit its recommendations to the legislative transportation committee by December 1, 2003.

       (5) The legislative transportation committee and the transportation commission shall establish a joint work group to define and designate highways of statewide significance under RCW 47.06.140. The work group shall consider the minimum criteria for designation of highways of statewide significance as provided under RCW 47.05.021(3). The work group shall submit its recommendations to the legislature by December 1, 2003.

       (6) The legislative transportation committee and the transportation commission shall establish a joint work group to plan for the implementation in 2005 of the Personnel System Reform Act of 2002 (chapter 354, Laws of 2002), as it relates to transportation agencies. The work group shall submit its recommendations to the legislative transportation committee by December 1, 2004.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 207. FOR THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$807,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: Sufficient funds are provided to implement Substitute Senate Bill No. 5987.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 208. FOR THE FREIGHT MOBILITY STRATEGIC INVESTMENT BOARD FREIGHT MOBILITY STRATEGIC INVESTMENT BOARDMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $616,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 209. FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL--FIELD OPERATIONS BUREAU WASHINGTON STATE PATROL||FIELD OPERATIONS BUREAUState Patrol Highway Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$171,527,000

State Patrol Highway Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,167,000

State Patrol Highway Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $177,869,000

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

       (1) Washington state patrol officers engaged in authorized off-duty uniformed employment are authorized to use state patrol vehicles for the purposes of that authorized employment, subject to guidelines adopted by the chief of the Washington state patrol. The Washington state patrol shall be reimbursed for the use of the vehicle at the prevailing state employee rate for mileage and hours of usage, subject to guidelines developed by the chief of the Washington state patrol. The patrol shall report to the house of representatives and senate transportation committees by December 31, 2004, on the use of agency vehicles by officers engaging in off-duty employment. The report shall include an analysis that compares cost reimbursement and cost-impacts, including increased vehicle mileage, maintenance costs, and indirect impacts, associated with the private use of patrol vehicles.

       (2) $1,700,000 of the state patrol highway account--state appropriation in this section is provided solely for the addition of thirteen troopers to those permanently assigned to vessel and terminal security. The Washington state patrol shall continue to provide the enhanced services levels established after September 11, 2001. Vessel and terminal security troopers shall board vessels at random, and conduct commercial vehicle inspections and explosive detection dog handler patrols.

       (3) In addition to the user fees, the patrol shall transfer into the state patrol nonappropriated airplane revolving account created under section 1501 of this act, no more than the amount of appropriated state patrol highway account and general fund funding necessary to cover the costs for the patrol's use of the aircraft. The state patrol highway account and general fund--state funds shall be transferred proportionately in accordance with a cost allocation that differentiates between highway traffic enforcement services and general policing purposes.

       (4) The patrol shall not account for or record locally provided DUI cost reimbursement payments as expenditure credits to the state patrol highway account. The patrol shall report the amount of expected locally provided DUI cost reimbursements to the transportation committees of the senate and house of representatives by December 31 of each year.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 210. FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL--SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAU WASHINGTON STATE PATROL||SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAUState Patrol Highway Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$71,799,000

State Patrol Highway Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,290,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $73,089,000

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

       (1) $2,895,000 of the state patrol highway account--state appropriation in this section is provided solely for the purchase of 923 mobile radios. Before June 30, 2005, the patrol shall install in all of its highway law enforcement and pursuit vehicles the mobile radios funded in this subsection.

       (2) Under the direction of the legislative auditor, the patrol shall update the pursuit vehicle life-cycle cost model developed in the 1998 Washington state patrol performance audit (JLARC Report 99-4). The patrol shall utilize the updated model as a basis for determining maintenance and other cost impacts resulting from the increase to pursuit vehicle mileage above 110 thousand miles in the 2003-05 biennium. The patrol shall submit a report, that includes identified cost impacts, to the transportation committees of the senate and house of representatives by December 31, 2003.

       (3) The Washington state patrol shall assign two full-time detectives to work solely to investigate incidents of identity fraud, drivers' license fraud, and identity theft. The detectives shall work cooperatively with the department of licensing's driver's special investigation unit.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 211. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING-- MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING||MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICESMarine Fuel Tax Refund Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,000

Motorcycle Safety Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$94,000

Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80,000

Highway Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,718,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$86,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,925,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,000

DOL Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$139,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,068,000

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

       (1) $12,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for two temporary collision processing FTEs to eliminate the backlog of collision reports. The department shall report, informally, to the house of representatives and senate transportation committees quarterly, beginning October 1, 2003, on the progress made in eliminating the backlog.

       (2) $10,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5435 or Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1592.

       (3) $67,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 2065.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 212. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING-- INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING||INFORMATION SERVICESMarine Fuel Tax Refund Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000

Motorcycle Safety Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$159,000

Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,000

Highway Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,394,000

Highway Safety Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$61,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,087,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,000

DOL Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$773,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,559,000

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

       (1) $8,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for two temporary collision processing FTEs to eliminate the backlog of collision reports. The department shall report, informally, to the house of representatives and senate transportation committees quarterly, beginning October 1, 2003, on the progress made in eliminating the backlog.

       (2) $7,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5435 or Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1592.

       (3) $48,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 2065.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 213. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--VEHICLE SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING||VEHICLE SERVICESMarine Fuel Tax Refund Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$60,000

Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $585,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,225,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$61,932,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $568,000

DOL Services Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,596,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $67,966,000

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

       (1) $144,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5435 or Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1592.

       (2) If Engrossed Senate Bill No. 6063 is not enacted by June 30, 2003, $1,100,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation shall lapse.

       (3) $90,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1036.

       (4) $2,901,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 2065. Within the amount provided, the department shall fund the implementation of a digital license plate system including the purchase of digital license plate printing equipment for correctional industries; the remodeling of space to provide climate control, ventilation, and power requirements, for the equipment that will be housed at correctional industries; and the purchase of digital license plate inventory. By December 1, 2003, the department and correctional industries shall submit a report to the transportation committees of the legislature detailing the digital license plate printing system implementation plan. By January 1, 2005, the department and correctional industries shall submit a report to the transportation committees of the legislature concerning the cost of the consumables used in the digital license plate printing process.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 214. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--DRIVER SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING||DRIVER SERVICESMotorcycle Safety Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,576,000

Highway Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$85,487,000

Highway Safety Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $204,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $88,267,000

       The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $178,000 of the highway safety account-- state appropriation is provided solely for two temporary collision processing FTEs to eliminate the backlog of collision reports. The department shall report, informally, to the house of representatives and senate transportation committees quarterly, beginning October 1, 2003, on the progress made in eliminating the backlog.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 215. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY--PROGRAM C DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION|| INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY--PROGRAM CMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation$58,661,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,163,000

Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,508,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $363,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70,695,000

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

       (1) $715,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely to retain an external consultant to provide an assessment of the department's review of current major information technology systems and planning for system and application modernization. The legislative transportation committee shall approve the statement of work before the consultant is hired. The consultant shall also work with the department to prepare an application modernization strategy and preliminary project plan.

       The department and the consultant shall work with the office of financial management and the department of information services to ensure that (a) the department's current and future system development is consistent with the overall direction of other key state systems; and (b) when possible, common statewide information systems are used or developed to encourage coordination and integration of information used by the department and other state agencies and to avoid duplication. The department shall provide a report on its proposed application modernization plan to the transportation committees of the legislature by June 30, 2004.

       (2)(a) $2,150,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation and $2,150,000 of the motor vehicle account--federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of a new revenue collection system, including the integration of the regional fare coordination system (smart card), at the Washington state ferries. By December 1st of each year, an annual update must be provided to the legislative transportation committee concerning the status of implementing and completing this project.

       (b) $400,000 of the Puget Sound ferry operation account--state appropriation is provided solely for implementation of the smart card program. $200,000 of this amount must be held in allotment reserve until a smart card report is delivered to the legislative transportation committee indicating that an agreement on which technology will be used throughout the state of Washington for the smart card program has been reached among smart card participants.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 216. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- FACILITY MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS AND CONSTRUCTION--PROGRAM D-- OPERATING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||FACILITY MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS AND CONSTRUCTION--PROGRAM DMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,048,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 217. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- AVIATION--PROGRAM F DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||AVIATION--PROGRAM FAeronautics Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,107,000

Aeronautics Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $650,000

Aircraft Search and Rescue Safety and Education

       Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$282,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,039,000

       The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $1,381,000 of the aeronautics account-- state appropriation is provided solely for additional preservation grants to airports. $122,000 of the aircraft search and rescue safety and education account--state appropriation is provided for additional search and rescue and safety and education activities. If Senate Bill No. 6056 is not enacted by June 30, 2003, the amounts provided shall lapse.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 218. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- PROGRAM DELIVERY MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT--PROGRAM H DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||PROGRAM DELIVERY MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT--PROGRAM HMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,010,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $400,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,410,000

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

       (1) $14,310,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the staffing, activities, and overhead of the department's environmental affairs office. This funding is provided in lieu of funding provided in section 306 of this act.

       (2) $3,100,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the staffing and activities of the transportation permit efficiency and accountability committee.

       (3) $300,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided to the department in accordance with RCW 46.68.110(2) and 46.68.120(3) and shall be used by the department solely for the purposes of providing contract services to the association of Washington cities and Washington state association of counties to implement section 2(3)(c), (5), and (6), chapter 8 (ESB 5279), Laws of 2003 for activities of the transportation permit efficiency and accountability committee.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 219. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIPS--PROGRAM K DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIPS--PROGRAM KMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . .$1,011,000

 

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 220. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE--PROGRAM M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE--PROGRAM MMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . $283,350,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,426,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,253,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $289,029,000

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

       (1) If portions of the appropriations in this section are required to fund maintenance work resulting from major disasters not covered by federal emergency funds such as fire, flooding, and major slides, supplemental appropriations must be requested to restore state funding for ongoing maintenance activities.

       (2) The department shall request an unanticipated receipt for any federal moneys received for emergency snow and ice removal and shall place an equal amount of the motor vehicle account--state into unallotted status. This exchange shall not affect the amount of funding available for snow and ice removal.

       (3) The department shall request an unanticipated receipt for any private or local funds received for reimbursements of third party damages that are in excess of the motor vehicle account--private/local appropriation.

       (4) Funding is provided for maintenance on the state system to allow for a continuation of the level of service targets included in the 2001-03 biennium. In delivering the program, the department should concentrate on the following areas:

       (a) Meeting or exceeding the target for structural bridge repair on a statewide basis;

       (b) Eliminating the number of activities delivered in the "f" level of service at the region level;

       (c) Reducing the number of activities delivered in the "d" level of service by increasing the resources directed to those activities on a statewide and region basis; and

       (d) Evaluating, analyzing, and potentially redistributing resources within and among regions to provide greater consistency in delivering the program statewide and in achieving overall level of service targets.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 221. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- TRAFFIC OPERATIONS--PROGRAM Q--OPERATING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||TRAFFIC OPERATIONS--PROGRAM Q--OPERATINGMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$42,696,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$125,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $42,821,000

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

       (1) A maximum of $8,800,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation may be expended for the incident response program, including the service patrols. The department and the Washington state patrol shall continue to consult and coordinate with private sector partners, such as towing companies, media, auto, insurance and trucking associations, and the legislative transportation committees to ensure that limited state resources are used most effectively. No funds shall be used to purchase tow trucks.

       (2) $8,227,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for low-cost enhancements. The department shall give priority to low-cost enhancement projects that improve safety or provide congestion relief. The department shall prioritize low-cost enhancement projects on a statewide rather than regional basis.

       (3) At a frequency determined by the department, the interstate-5 variable message signs shall display a message advising slower traffic to keep right.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 222. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT--PROGRAM S DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT--PROGRAM SMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,852,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $636,000

Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,093,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $973,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,554,000

       The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $627,000 of the motor vehicle account-- state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5248. If Substitute Senate Bill No. 5248 is not enacted by June 30, 2003, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. The agency may transfer between programs funds provided in this subsection.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 223. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, DATA, AND RESEARCH--PROGRAM T DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, DATA, AND RESEARCH--PROGRAM TMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$31,564,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,814,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,021,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $49,399,000

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

       (1) $3,800,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for a study of regional congestion relief solutions for Puget Sound, Spokane, and Vancouver. The study must include proposals to alleviate congestion consistent with population and land use expectations under the growth management act.

       (2) $2,000,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for additional assistance to support regional transportation planning organizations and long-range transportation planning efforts.

       (3) $3,000,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the costs of the regional transportation investment district (RTID) election and department of transportation project oversight. These funds are provided as a loan to the RTID and shall be repaid to the state motor vehicle account within one year following the certification of the election results.

       (4) $650,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided to the department in accordance with RCW 46.68.110(2) and 46.68.120(3) and shall be used by the department to support the processing and analysis of the backlog of city and county collision reports.

       (5) The department shall contribute to the report required in section 209(1) of this act in the form of an analysis of the cost impacts incurred by the department as the result of the policy implemented in section 209(1) of this act. The analysis shall contrast overtime costs charged by the patrol prior to July 1, 2003, with contract costs for similar services after July 1, 2003.

       (6) $60,000 of the distribution under RCW 46.68.110(2) and 46.68.120(3) is provided solely to the department for the Washington strategic freight transportation analysis.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 224. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- CHARGES FROM OTHER AGENCIES--PROGRAM U DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||CHARGES FROM OTHER AGENCIES--PROGRAM U

       Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $61,082,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:

       Payments in this section represent charges from other state agencies to the department of transportation.

       (1) FOR PAYMENT OF OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT DIVISION OF RISK MANAGEMENT FEES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$989,000

       (2) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF THE OFFICE OFTHE STATE AUDITOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$823,000

       (3) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION FACILITIES AND SERVICES AND CONSOLIDATED MAIL SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,850,000

       (4) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF THEDEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,252,000

       (5) FOR PAYMENT OF SELF-INSURANCE LIABILITY PREMIUMS AND ADMINISTRATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,799,000

       (6) FOR PAYMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

        CAPITAL PROJECTS SURCHARGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,846,000

       (7) FOR ARCHIVES AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $523,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 225. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION--PROGRAM V DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION--PROGRAM V

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,548,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,574,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Private/Local

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$155,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,277,000

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

       (1) $1,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for a grant program for nonprofit providers of transportation for persons with special transportation needs. $5,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for a grant program for transit agencies to transport persons with special transportation needs. Moneys shall be to provide additional service only and may not be used to supplant current funding. Grants shall only be used by nonprofit providers and transit agencies for capital purposes and the operating costs directly associated with those capital purposes. Grants for nonprofit providers shall be based on need, including the availability of other providers of service in the area, efforts to coordinate trips among providers and riders, and the cost effectiveness of trips provided. Grants for transit agencies shall be prorated based on the amount expended for demand response service and route deviated service in calendar year 2001 as reported in the "Summary of Public Transportation - 2001" published by the department of transportation. No transit agency may receive more than thirty percent of these distributions. The amount over thirty percent will be prorated to the remaining transit agencies based on the above demand response service and route deviated service expenditures. The department of transportation shall notify the state treasurer of the amounts to be distributed.

       (2) $1,500,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for grants to implement section 9 of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2228. In administering grants, the department shall give priority to programs providing the greatest reduction in trips and commute miles and to the level of contribution of the public agency, nonprofit organization, developer, and property manager to achieving those reductions. The department shall act to insure, to the extent possible, that grants are distributed equitably among each eligible type of recipient.

       (3) Funds are provided for the rural mobility grant program as follows:

       (a) $6,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for grants for those transit systems serving small cities and rural areas as identified in the Summary of Public Transportation - 2001 published by the department of transportation. Noncompetitive grants must be distributed to the transit systems serving small cities and rural areas in a manner similar to past disparity equalization programs.

       (b) $4,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely to providers of rural mobility service in areas not served by transit agencies through a competitive grant process.

       (4) $2,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for a vanpool grant program for public transit agencies. The grant program will cover capital costs only; no operating costs are eligible for funding under this grant program. Only grants that add vanpools are eligible, no supplanting of transit funds currently funding vanpools is allowed. Additional criteria for selecting grants will include leveraging funds other than state funds.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 226. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- MARINE--PROGRAM X DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||MARINE--PROGRAM XPuget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $308,521,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:

       (1) The appropriation is based on the budgeted expenditure of $34,038,000 for vessel operating fuel in the 2003-2005 biennium. If the actual cost of fuel is less than this budgeted amount, the excess amount may not be expended. If the actual cost exceeds this amount, the department shall request a supplemental appropriation.

       (2) The appropriation provides for the compensation of ferry employees. The expenditures for compensation paid to ferry employees during the 2003-2005 biennium may not exceed $203,583,000 plus a dollar amount, as prescribed by the office of financial management, that is equal to any insurance benefit increase granted general government employees in excess of $495.30 a month annualized per eligible marine employee multiplied by the number of eligible marine employees for fiscal year 2004 and $567.67 a month annualized per eligible marine employee multiplied by the number of eligible marine employees for fiscal year 2005, a dollar amount as prescribed by the office of financial management for costs associated with pension amortization charges, and a dollar amount prescribed by the office of financial management for salary increases during the 2003-2005 biennium. For the purposes of this section, the expenditures for compensation paid to ferry employees shall be limited to salaries and wages and employee benefits as defined in the office of financial management's policies, regulations, and procedures named under objects of expenditure "A" and "B" (7.2.6.2).

       The prescribed salary increase or decrease dollar amount that shall be allocated from the governor's compensation appropriations is in addition to the appropriation contained in this section and may be used to increase or decrease compensation costs, effective July 1, 2003, and thereafter, as established in the 2003-2005 general fund operating budget.

       (3) The Washington state ferries shall continue to provide service to Sidney, British Columbia.

       (4) When augmenting the existing ferry fleet, the department of transportation ferry capital program shall explore cost-effective options to include the leasing of ferries from private-sector organizations.

       (5) The Washington state ferries shall work with the department of general administration, office of state procurement to improve the existing fuel procurement process and solicit, identify, and evaluate, purchasing alternatives to reduce the overall cost of fuel and mitigate the impact of market fluctuations and pressure on both short- and long- term fuel costs. Consideration shall include, but not be limited to, long-term fuel contracts, partnering with other public entities, and possibilities for fuel storage in evaluating strategies and options. The department shall report back to the transportation committees of the legislature by December 1, 2003, on the options, strategies, and recommendations for managing fuel purchases and costs.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 227. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- RAIL--PROGRAM Y--OPERATING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||RAIL--PROGRAM Y--OPERATING Multimodal Transportation Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,075,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:

       (1) $30,831,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for the Amtrak service contract and Talgo maintenance contract associated with providing and maintaining the state-supported passenger rail service.

       (2) No Amtrak Cascade runs may be eliminated.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 228. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- LOCAL PROGRAMS--PROGRAM Z--OPERATING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||LOCAL PROGRAMS--PROGRAM Z--OPERATINGMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation$6,555,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,569,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,124,000

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

       (1) Up to $75,000 of the total appropriation is provided in accordance with RCW 46.68.110(2) and 46.68.120(3) to fund the state's share of the 2004 Washington marine cargo forecast study. Public port districts, acting through their association, must provide funding to cover the remaining cost of the forecast.

       (2) $300,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided in accordance with RCW 46.68.110(2) and 46.68.120(3) solely to fund a study of the threats posed by flooding to the state and other infrastructure near the Interstate 5 crossing of the Skagit River. This funding is contingent on the receipt of federal matching funds.

 

TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES--CAPITAL

 

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 301. FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL WASHINGTON STATE PATROLState Patrol Highway Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,775,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: $626,000 of the state patrol highway account appropriation is provided solely for the patrol's share of the Shelton area water and sewer regional plan. However, this amount is contingent on general fund--state funding of the Washington corrections center's portion of the Shelton area water and sewer regional plan. If general fund--state funding is not provided, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 302. FOR THE LOCAL BOARDS COORDINATED PROGRAM LOCAL BOARDS COORDINATED PROGRAMRural Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$61,660,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $362,000

Urban Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,241,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $98,455,000

County Arterial Preservation Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,747,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $288,465,000

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

       (1) $362,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided for county ferries as set forth in RCW 47.56.724(4).

       (2) The transportation improvement account--state appropriation includes $23,955,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.26.500. The transportation improvement board may authorize the use of current revenues available to the agency in lieu of bond proceeds for any part of the state appropriation.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 303. FOR THE COUNTY ROAD ADMINISTRATION BOARD COUNTY ROAD ADMINISTRATION BOARDRural Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$61,660,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $362,000

County Arterial Preservation Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,747,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $90,769,000

       The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $362,000 of the motor vehicle account-- state appropriation is provided for county ferries as set forth in RCW 47.56.724(4).

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 304. FOR THE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARD TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT BOARDUrban Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,241,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $98,455,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $197,696,000

       The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The transportation improvement account-- state appropriation includes $23,955,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.26.500. The transportation improvement board may authorize the use of current revenues available to the agency in lieu of bond proceeds for any part of the state appropriation.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 305. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- PROGRAM D (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-ONLY PROJECTS)--CAPITAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||PROGRAM D--CAPITAL Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,651,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: $14,933,000 of the motor vehicle account-- state appropriation is provided solely to implement the activities and projects included in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - Current Law Facilities Projects report as transmitted to LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 306. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $332,049,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$649,506,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,001,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,000,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Federal

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,247,000

Special Category C Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50,279,000

Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $613,300,000

Transportation 2003 Account (Nickel Account)--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$563,386,000

Transportation 2003 Account (nickel account)--

       Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,584,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,248,352,000

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

       (1) Of the amounts appropriated in this section, $411,643,000 is provided solely for program I to implement the activities and projects included in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - Current Law Highway Projects report transmitted to LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (2) Of the amounts appropriated in this section, $656,439,000 is provided for program P to implement the activities and projects included in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - Current Law Highway Projects report transmitted to LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (3) The entire transportation 2003 account (nickel account) appropriation is provided solely for the projects and activities as indicated in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - New Law Highway Projects report transmitted to LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (a)(i) The legislature intends that this appropriation completes the project-level environmental impact statement to a record of decision for the corridor between Spokane Street and the Battery Street Tunnel. The environmental impact statement is to include alternatives that maintain or expand auto and truck carrying capacity in the project corridor. Alternatives that do not meet or increase existing capacity will not be eligible for future project funding from the state. Alternatives that reduce traffic capacity must examine alternative improvements to provide increased north-south capacity, including I-5 and I-405. The environmental impact statement is to include an alternative for rebuilding and/or retrofitting the existing Alaskan Way Viaduct. The legislative transportation committee shall be consulted and shall approve the preferred alternative for this project prior to any additional funding being expended on this project.

       (ii) The legislature intends this appropriation to allow for the purchase of property adjacent to the existing Alaskan Way Viaduct. This property will be used in the interim as a remote ferry holding area, and later for construction staging of the viaduct project.

       (b) The legislature intends that this appropriation completes the project-level environmental impact statement to a record of decision for the corridor between Seattle and Redmond. The environmental impact statement is to include an analysis of an eight-lane alternative. The legislative transportation committee shall be consulted and shall approve the preferred alternative for this project prior to future project expenditures.

       (c) The transportation permit efficiency and accountability committee (TPEAC) shall select from the project list under this subsection ten projects that have not yet secured state permits. TPEAC shall select projects from both urban and rural areas representing a wide variety of locations within the state. These projects shall be designated "Department of Transportation Permit Drafting Pilot Projects" and shall become a part of the work plan of TPEAC required under section 2(1)(b), chapter 8 (ESB 5279), Laws of 2003.

       (4) The entire Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account appropriation is provided solely for the projects and activities as indicated in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - Current Law Tacoma Narrows Bridge report transmitted to LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (5)(a) $500,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for a study to provide the legislature with information regarding the feasibility of pursuing a Washington commerce corridor. The department shall retain outside experts to conduct the study. The study must include the following conditions:

       (i) The Washington commerce corridor must be a north-south corridor starting in the vicinity of Lewis county and extending northerly to the vicinity of the Canadian border. The corridor must be situated east of state route number 405 and west of the Cascades. The corridor may include any of the following features:

       (A) Ability to carry long-haul freight;

       (B) Ability to provide for passenger auto travel;

       (C) Freight rail;

       (D) Passenger rail;

       (E) Public utilities; and

       (F) Other ancillary facilities as may be desired to maximize use of the corridor;

       (ii) The Washington commerce corridor must be developed, financed, designed, constructed, and operated by private sector consortiums; and

       (iii) The Washington commerce corridor must be subject to a joint permitting process involving federal, state, and local agencies with jurisdiction.

       (b) The legislative transportation committee shall form a working group to work with the department and the outside consultant on the study.

       (6) Of the amounts appropriated in this section, $342,956,000 is provided solely for the projects expected to be completed before June 30, 2005, as indicated in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - Current Law Highway Projects report transmitted to LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (7) Of the amounts appropriated in this section, $203,074,000 is provided for the projects expected to be completed before June 30, 2007, as indicated in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - Current Law Highway Projects report transmitted to LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (8) Of the amounts appropriated in this section, $408,230,000 is provided for the projects expected to be completed after June 30, 2007, as indicated in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - Current Law Highway Projects report transmitted to LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (9) Of the amounts appropriated in this section, $80,897,000 is provided for the direct project support and other administration as indicated in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - Current Law Highway Projects report transmitted to LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (10) Of the amounts appropriated in this section, $32,425,000 is provided for the emerging needs, projects without construction, and future unidentified needs as indicated in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - Current Law Highway Projects report transmitted to LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (11) The motor vehicle account--state appropriation includes $155,700,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.843. The transportation commission may authorize the use of current revenues available to the department of transportation in lieu of bond proceeds for any part of the state appropriation.

       (12) The motor vehicle account--state appropriation includes $2,850,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized in RCW 47.10.761 and 47.10.762 for emergency purposes.

       (13) The transportation account (nickel account) appropriation includes $280,000,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by Senate Bill No. 6062. The transportation commission may authorize the use of current revenues available to the department of transportation in lieu of bond proceeds for any part of the state appropriation.

       (14) The Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account--state appropriation includes $567,000,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.843. The Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account--state appropriation includes $46,300,000 in unexpended proceeds from the January 2003 bond sale authorized in RCW 47.10.843 for the Tacoma Narrows bridge project.

       (15) The special category C account--state appropriation includes $44,000,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.812. The transportation commission may authorize the use of current revenues available in the special category C account in lieu of bond proceeds for any part of the state appropriation.

       (16) The department of transportation is authorized to maximize the use of federal and state funds to implement the provisions of this section.

       (17) To manage some projects more efficiently, federal funds may be transferred from program Z to program I or P to replace those federal funds in a dollar-for-dollar match. However, funds may not be transferred between federal programs. Fund transfers authorized under this subsection shall not affect project prioritization status. Appropriations shall initially be allotted as appropriated in this act. The department shall not transfer funds as authorized under this subsection without approval of the transportation commission. The department shall submit a report on those projects receiving fund transfers to the transportation committees of the senate and house of representatives by December 1, 2004.

       (18) Amounts appropriated in this section include the reappropriations for the cost underruns indicated by the department on March 1, 2003. Should the actual underruns on June 30, 2003, be higher, the department shall request additional appropriation authority in the 2004 legislative session. Should the actual underruns on June 30, 2003, be lower, the appropriations in this section shall be lowered by the difference between the amounts indicated on March 1, 2003, and the actual amounts on June 30, 2003.

       (19) The department of transportation shall continue to implement the lowest life cycle cost planning approach to pavement management throughout the state to encourage the most effective and efficient use of pavement preservation funds. Emphasis should be placed on increasing the number of roads addressed on time and reducing the number of roads past due.

       (20) Of the amounts appropriated in this section, $124,000 is provided for increased project costs due to the enactment of Substitute Senate Bill No. 5457.

       (21) If federal earmarks are received by the department, the funding must not be used to expand the scope of any project.

       (22) The department of transportation may not operate any existing high-occupancy vehicle lanes and may not open or operate any new high- occupancy vehicle lane projects in counties with a population of 300,000 or more that border the state of Oregon unless: (a) Vehicle spaces at park and ride lots within the county are three times the capacity in existence on the effective date of this act; (b) the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River is retrofitted to include four southbound general purpose lanes; and (c) the department of transportation determines that high-occupancy vehicle lanes will improve travel time by at least eight minutes over the length of the high-occupancy vehicle lanes.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 307. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- TRAFFIC OPERATIONS--PROGRAM Q--CAPITAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||TRAFFIC OPERATIONS--PROGRAM Q--CAPITAL

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,688,000

Motor Vehicle Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,510,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,000,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,198,000

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

       (1) The motor vehicle account--state appropriation includes $9,408,000 for state matching funds for federally selected competitive grant or congressional earmark projects other than the commercial vehicle information systems and network. These moneys shall be placed into reserve status until such time as federal funds are secured that require a state match.

       (2) $3,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation and $2,180,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation are provided solely to complete weigh in motion and commercial vehicle information systems and network projects at the following sites: SeaTac I-5 north bound; Everett I-5 south bound; SeaTac I-5 south bound; Kelso I-5 south bound; and Plymouth Port of Entry.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 308. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES CONSTRUCTION--PROGRAM W DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES CONSTRUCTION--PROGRAM WPuget Sound Capital Construction Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$129,066,000

Puget Sound Capital Construction Account--

       Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$34,400,000

Transportation 2003 Account (nickel account)

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,521,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $180,987,000

       The appropriations in this section are provided for improving the Washington state ferry system, including, but not limited to, vessel construction, major and minor vessel improvements, and terminal construction and improvements. The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:

       (1) $129,066,000 of the Puget Sound capital construction account-- state appropriation and $34,400,000 of the Puget Sound capital construction account--federal appropriation are provided solely for capital projects as listed in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - Current Law Ferries Capital as transmitted to the LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (2) $17,521,000 of the transportation 2003 account (nickel account)--state appropriation is provided solely for capital projects as listed in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - New Law Ferries Capital as transmitted to the LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (3) The Puget Sound capital construction account--state appropriation includes $45,000,000 in proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.843 for vessel and terminal acquisition, major and minor improvements, and long lead time materials acquisition for the Washington state ferries. The transportation commission may authorize the use of current revenues available to the motor vehicle account in lieu of bond proceeds for any part of the state appropriation.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 309. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- RAIL--PROGRAM Y--CAPITAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||RAIL--PROGRAM Y--CAPITALEssential Rail Assistance Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $770,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35,530,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,499,000

Washington Fruit Express Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,299,000

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

       (1) $5,530,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation, $9,499,000 of the multimodal transportation account-- federal appropriation, $500,000 of the Washington fruit express account--state appropriation, and $770,000 of the essential rail assistance account--state appropriation are provided solely for capital projects as listed in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - Current Law Rail Capital as transmitted to the LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (2) $2,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation must be placed in reserve status by the office of financial management. The department shall submit a report to the legislative transportation committee identifying the location for a new transload facility which must be at either Wenatchee or Quincy. The funds must be released upon legislative transportation committee approval of the report submitted by the department.

       (3) $30,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for capital projects as listed in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - New Law Rail Capital as transmitted to the LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (4) If federal block grant funding for freight or passenger rail is received, the department shall consult with the legislative transportation committee prior to spending the funds on additional projects.

       (5) If the department issues a call for projects, applications must be received by the department by November 1, 2003, and November 1, 2004.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 310. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- LOCAL PROGRAMS--PROGRAM Z--CAPITAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||LOCAL PROGRAMS--PROGRAM Z--CAPITAL

Highway Infrastructure Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $207,000

Highway Infrastructure Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,602,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,425,000

Multimodal Transportation Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,726,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,960,000

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

       (1) $6,000,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is provided solely for the projects and activities as indicated in the Senate 2003 Transportation Project List - New Law Local Projects report transmitted to LEAP on April 17, 2003.

       (2) To manage some projects more efficiently, federal funds may be transferred from program Z to programs I and P and state funds shall be transferred from programs I and P to program Z to replace those federal funds in a dollar-for-dollar match. However, funds may not be transferred between federal programs. Fund transfers authorized under this subsection shall not affect project prioritization status. Appropriations shall initially be allotted as appropriated in this act. The department may not transfer funds as authorized under this subsection without approval of the transportation commission. The department shall submit a report on those projects receiving fund transfers to the transportation committees of the senate and house of representatives by December 1, 2004.

       (3) $7,576,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation is reappropriated and provided solely to fund the first phase of a multiphase cooperative project with the state of Oregon to dredge the Columbia River. The department shall not expend the appropriation in this section unless agreement on ocean disposal sites has been reached that protects the state's commercial crab fishery. The amount provided in this subsection shall lapse unless the state of Oregon appropriates a dollar-for-dollar match to fund its share of the project.

       (4) $1,156,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is reappropriated and provided solely for additional small city pavement preservation program grants, to be administered by the department's highways and local programs division. The department shall review all projects receiving grant awards under this program at least semiannually to determine whether the projects are making satisfactory progress. Any project that has been awarded small city pavement preservation program grant funds, but does not report activity on the project within one year of grant award, should be reviewed by the department to determine whether the grant should be terminated. The department must promptly close out grants when projects have been completed, and identify where unused grant funds remain because actual project costs were lower than estimated in the grant award. The department shall expeditiously extend new grant awards to qualified projects when funds become available either because grant awards have been rescinded for lack of sufficient project activity or because completed projects returned excess grant funds upon project closeout.

       (5) $4,010,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is reappropriated and provided solely for additional traffic and pedestrian safety improvements near schools. The highways and local programs division within the department of transportation shall administer this program. The department shall review all projects receiving grant awards under this program at least semiannually to determine whether the projects are making satisfactory progress. Any project that has been awarded traffic and pedestrian safety improvement grant funds, but does not report activity on the project within one year of grant award should be reviewed by the department to determine whether the grant should be terminated. The department must promptly close out grants when projects have been completed, and identify where unused grant funds remain because actual project costs were lower than estimated in the grant award. The department shall expeditiously extend new grant awards to qualified projects when funds become available either because grant awards have been rescinded for lack of sufficient project activity or because completed projects returned excess grant funds upon project closeout.

 

TRANSFERS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

 

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 401. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR BOND SALES DISCOUNTS AND DEBT TO BE PAID BY MOTOR VEHICLE ACCOUNT AND TRANSPORTATION FUND REVENUE STATE TREASURER||BOND RETIREMENT AND INTERESTHighway Bond Retirement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$258,971,000

Ferry Bond Retirement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $43,340,000

Transportation Improvement Board Bond Retirement

       Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36,721,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,876,000

Special Category C Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$331,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$240,000

Transportation 2003 Account (nickel account)

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,100,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $345,579,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 402. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR BOND SALE EXPENSES AND FISCAL AGENT CHARGES STATE TREASURER||BOND RETIREMENT AND INTERESTMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,293,000

Special Category C Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$111,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000

Transportation 2003 Account (nickel account)--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$700,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,109,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 403. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR MVFT BONDS AND TRANSFERS STATE TREASURER||BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST           (1) Motor Vehicle Account--State Reappropriation:

For transfer to the Tacoma Narrows toll bridge

account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$567,000,000

       The department of transportation is authorized to sell up to $567,000,000 in bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.843 for the Tacoma Narrows bridge project. Proceeds from the sale of the bonds shall be deposited into the motor vehicle account. The department of transportation shall inform the treasurer of the amount to be deposited.

       (2) Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Puget Sound capital construction

account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$45,000,000

       The department of transportation is authorized to sell up to $45,000,000 in bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.843 for vessel and terminal acquisition, major and minor improvements, and long lead-time materials acquisition for the Washington state ferries.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 404. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--STATE REVENUES FOR DISTRIBUTION                Motor Vehicle Account Appropriation for

motor vehicle fuel tax distributions to

cities and counties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $441,359,000

       Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation:

For license permit and fee distributions to cities

and counties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$51,652,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 405. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--TRANSFERS STATE TREASURER||TRANSFERS      (1) State Patrol Highway Account--State

Appropriation: For transfer to the Motor

Vehicle Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,000,000

       (2) Motor Vehicle Account--State

Appropriation: For motor vehicle fuel tax

refunds and transfers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $465,152,000

       (3) Highway Safety Account--State

Appropriation: For transfer to the motor

vehicle account--state. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$12,000,000

       The state treasurer shall perform the transfers from the state patrol highway account and the highway safety account to the motor vehicle account on a quarterly basis.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 406. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-- TRANSFERS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||TRANSFERS (1) Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to Puget Sound Ferry Operations

Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,757,000

       (2) RV Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Motor Vehicle Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,954,000

       (3) Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to Puget Sound Capital Construction

Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,287,000

       (4) Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to Puget Sound Capital Construction

Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,000,000

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

       (a) The department of transportation shall only transfer funds in subsections (2) and (3) of this section up to the level provided, on an as-needed basis.

       (b) The department of transportation shall transfer funds in subsection (4) of this section up to the amount identified, provided that a minimum balance of $5,000,000 is retained in the Puget Sound ferry operations account.

       (c) The amount identified in subsection (4) of this section may not include any revenues collected as passenger fares.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 407. FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS-- TRANSFERS DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS||TRANSFERS State Patrol Highway Account: For transfer to the

department of retirement systems expense account:

For the administrative expenses of the judicial

retirement system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $223,304

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 408. FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT-- CONTRIBUTIONS TO RETIREMENT SYSTEMS AND EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITS OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||CONTRIBUTIONS TO RETIREMENT SYSTEMS AND EMPLOYEE HEALTH BENEFITSPilotage Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,000

Aeronautics Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,000

State Patrol Highway Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,044,000

State Patrol Highway Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,000

State Patrol Highway Account--Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,000

Motorcycle Safety Education Account--State

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

Rural Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,000

Highway Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $634,000

Highway Safety Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,770,000

Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,556,000

Urban Arterial Trust Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State

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

County Arterial Preservation Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000

Department of Licensing Services Account--State

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

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,106,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 409. FOR THE STATE TREASURER--TRANSFERS STATE TREASURER||TRANSFERS

License Plate Technology Account: For transfer to the motor vehicle account--state:

For the implementation of House Bill No. 2065. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,016,000

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 410. STATUTORY APPROPRIATIONS.

 STATUTORY APPROPRIATIONSIn addition to the amounts appropriated in this act for revenue for distribution, state contributions to the law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system, and bond retirement and interest including ongoing bond registration and transfer charges, transfers, interest on registered warrants, and certificates of indebtedness, there is also appropriated such further amounts as may be required or available for these purposes under any statutory formula or under any proper bond covenant made under law.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 411. The department of transportation is authorized to undertake federal advance construction projects under the provisions of 23 U.S.C. Sec. 115 in order to maintain progress in meeting approved highway construction and preservation objectives. The legislature recognizes that the use of state funds may be required to temporarily fund expenditures of the federal appropriations for the highway construction and preservation programs for federal advance construction projects prior to conversion to federal funding.

 

2001-03 BIENNIUM

TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES

 

       Sec. 1201. 2002 c 359 s 205 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEEMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,596,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

       (1) $2,823,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided for the operation of the house of representatives transportation committee.

       (2) To the extent possible, this appropriation shall utilize funds allocated under RCW 46.68.110(2).

       (3) To the extent possible, this appropriation shall utilize funds allocated under RCW 46.68.120(3).

       (4) The house of representatives transportation committee shall conduct a study of the use of motorized scooters. The study shall, at a minimum, identify and analyze the safety issues associated with use of motorized scooters, including use by children, commuters, and the disabled. House of representatives transportation committee cochairs shall each appoint one member from their respective caucus to serve as cochair of the study group. The chair of the senate transportation committee may also appoint two members from the senate transportation committee, one from each caucus, to participate in the study. The study shall be staffed by house of representatives transportation committee staff. The study group shall report back to the house of representatives transportation committee by January 1, 2002.

       (((4))) (5) The house of representatives transportation committee shall conduct a study of the effect of the weight of fire-fighting apparatus on state roadways. The study shall determine, at a minimum, the various types of fire-fighting apparatus currently in use on state roadways; the size, weight and load effect of fire-fighting apparatus that are currently in use or that potentially could be in use on the state roadways, as well as on state bridges; and the effect on public safety. The study may examine state and federal laws that affect fire- fighting apparatuses. House of representatives transportation committee cochairs shall each appoint one member from their respective caucus to serve as cochair of the study group. The study shall be staffed by house of representatives transportation committee staff. The study group will report back to the house of representatives transportation committee by January 1, 2002.

       (((5))) (6) The legislative transportation committee shall conduct a feasibility study of potential for economic partnerships between the Washington state ferries and local government entities, including but not limited to port districts. The study is intended to improve ferry terminals. The study shall, at a minimum, identify the market, physical, and economic factors that should be examined in determining whether an economic or commercial development partnership project on or around Washington state ferry terminals is likely to produce revenue for the partners. The study shall apply those factors to an analysis of each terminal used by Washington state ferries and recommend whether further exploration of state and local partnerships would be of potential economic benefit to the partners. The entity selected to perform the study through the request for proposals process will report back to the transportation committees of the legislature by December 1, 2001.

       (((6))) (7) The legislative transportation committee, in cooperation with an areawide transportation system or systems, shall undertake an evaluation of providing locally sponsored transit services in a local community supplemental to those services provided by an areawide system. The evaluation shall address:

       (a) The costs and benefits of providing such services;

       (b) The impact of such service on ridership on the areawide system and on any regional systems;

       (c) Funding options for supplemental services; and

       (d) Institutional arrangements affecting the institution of supplemental services.

       The committee shall work with the department of transportation, areawide transit providers, community officials, private businesses, labor organizations, and others as appropriate in conducting the evaluation, and in developing a pilot project if feasible. The committee shall also conduct a study of local transit systems with the purpose of making recommendations to make local transit services more seamless and efficient. The committee shall provide an interim progress report to the legislature by January 2002. The committee shall report its findings to the legislature not later than December 1, 2002.

       (((7))) (8) The legislative transportation committee shall undertake an evaluation of the statutory exemptions for transportation taxes, including but not limited to motor vehicle fuel taxes. The committee shall report its findings to the legislature by December 1, 2003.

       (((8))) (9) The legislative transportation committee will convene a working group to review the costs, processes, and other considerations relating to special vehicle license plates. The working group will also review special license plate tabs and emblems. The committee will report its findings to the legislature by December 1, 2002.

       (((9))) (10) The legislative transportation committee shall form a working group to evaluate the feasibility of developing an alternative corridor to Interstate 5 and Interstate 405 to expedite the movement of commerce between the Canadian border, the central Puget Sound region, the south Puget Sound region, and more southerly areas. The corridor would run from approximately the Canadian border in the north to approximately Lewis county in the south. This alternative corridor analysis shall address truck, rail, pipeline, and other utility needs for the corridor, to determine the feasibility of financing and constructing such a corridor, taking into consideration: (a) Anticipated present and future freight demand as well as freight traffic relief for existing state highway and rail routes; (b) the potential for carrying general purpose traffic to provide relief for other state highway routes; (c) a cost-benefit analysis detailing various funding possibilities, including federal funds and the use of charges and tolls to fund construction and operation of the corridor as a utility corridor and a toll facility; (d) an analysis detailing possible right of way locations, including but not limited to property donations, trades, or credits between or among the public and private sector; and (e) possible private sector, local, or other partnerships that may be used to fund the project. The working group shall report its findings to the full committee by December 15, 2002.

       Sec. 1202. 2002 c 359 s 207 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL--FIELD OPERATIONS BUREAU WASHINGTON STATE PATROL||FIELD OPERATIONS BUREAUState Patrol Highway Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($164,147,000))

$163,915,000

State Patrol Highway Account--

       Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($7,278,000))

$7,544,000

State Patrol Highway Account--

       Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($169,000))

$282,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($171,594,000))

$171,741,000

       The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for the activities of the field operations bureau:

       (1) As a result of the elimination of the vehicle inspection number (VIN) program, no permanent Washington state patrol employee shall be displaced from employment without the opportunity to fill a vacant patrol position for which he or she has a preference and meets the minimum qualifications. For the purpose of the VIN program elimination, the guidelines under chapter 356-26 WAC (Registers- Certifications) shall be suspended for those employees holding the classification of VIN 1 or 2.

       (2) To the extent possible, the agency shall transfer displaced VIN personnel into the 20 newly created school bus inspection and motor carrier safety assistance program positions. The agency shall fill existing vacant positions within the commercial vehicle division with displaced VIN personnel. The agency shall report by December 31, 2001, to the senate and house of representatives transportation committees on efforts to relocate displaced VIN personnel.

       Sec. 1203. 2002 c 359 s 208 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL--SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAU WASHINGTON STATE PATROL||SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAUMultimodal Transportation Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,247,000

State Patrol Highway Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($71,736,000))

$71,731,000

State Patrol Highway Account--

       Private/Local Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $735,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($77,718,000))

$77,713,000

       The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for the activities of the support services bureau:

       (1) $67,000 of the state patrol highway account--state appropriation is provided solely for the patrol to work jointly with the department of transportation, the military department, and the department of natural resources, in coordination with the state interoperability executive committee, on the development and implementation of a secure geographical information system database to illustrate locations and specifications of statewide radio and microwave towers

       (2) $5,247,000 of the multimodal transportation account--state appropriation and $2,299,000 of the state patrol highway account--state appropriation is a one time funding of general fund activities. The general fund will resume funding these activities beginning in the 2003-05 biennium.

       (3) The Washington state patrol shall review the policy of allowing commissioned uniformed officers to use personally assigned vehicles for commuting purposes. This provision applies to every Washington state patrol officer except the chief and any officer that requires use of a vehicle for work performed throughout the day. The agency shall submit to the house of representatives and senate transportation committees by December 1, 2002, a list of officers that use vehicles for commuting purposes and any revisions to the vehicle use policy resulting from the review required under this subsection.

       Sec. 1204. 2002 c 359 s 210 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING||MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT SERVICES Marine Fuel Tax Refund Account--State

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

Motorcycle Safety Education Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $88,000

Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $81,000

Highway Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($7,724,000))

$7,763,000

Highway Safety Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,400,000))

$4,415,000

Licensing Services Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$173,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($12,524,000))

$12,578,000

       The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for the activities referenced:

       (1) $6,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5354 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 5354 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (2) $14,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation and $3,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6814 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 6814 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (3) $26,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation and $1,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6748 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 6748 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (4) $2,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation and $4,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5626 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 5626 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (5) $11,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6461 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 6461 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       Sec. 1205. 2002 c 359 s 211 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING||INFORMATION SYSTEMSMarine Fuel Tax Refund Account--State

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

Motorcycle Safety Education Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,000

Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,000

Highway Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($5,735,000))

$5,763,000

Highway Safety Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($3,695,000))

$3,707,000

Licensing Services Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($213,000))

$214,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($9,723,000))

$9,764,000

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

       (1) The department of licensing shall report to the legislative transportation committees on the progress of the expanded internet service no later than December 15, 2002.

       (2) $4,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5354 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 5354 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (3) $4,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation and $2,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6814 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 6814 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (4) $19,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation and $1,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6748 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 6748 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (5) $1,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation and $3,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5626 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 5626 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (6) $8,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6461 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 6461 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       Sec. 1206. 2002 c 359 s 212 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--VEHICLE SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING||VEHICLE SERVICESMarine Fuel Tax Refund Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,000

Wildlife Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $578,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($58,191,000))

$58,479,000

Licensing Services Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4,240,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($63,035,000))

$63,323,000

       The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for the activities referenced:

       (1) $82,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6814 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 6814 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (2) $376,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6748 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 6748 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (3) $77,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5354 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 5354 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (4) The department shall work cooperatively with the national guard to develop and make available a national guard sticker which may be affixed to a license plate. The stickers shall be available upon application. The department shall charge a fee for the stickers sufficient to defray the costs of production.

       (5) The department shall work cooperatively with the Washington state council of fire fighters to develop and make available a fire fighter sticker which may be affixed to a license plate. The stickers shall be available upon application to members of the international association of fire fighters. The department shall charge a fee for the stickers sufficient to defray the costs of production.

       (6) $22,000 of the motor vehicle account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5626 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 5626 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       Sec. 1207. 2002 c 359 s 213 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING--DRIVER SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING||DRIVER SERVICESMotorcycle Safety Education Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,573,000

Highway Safety Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($82,175,000))

$82,667,000

Highway Safety Account--Federal Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($788,000))

$824,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($85,536,000))

$86,064,000

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

       (1) The department of licensing shall prepare a capital project plan adopting a process for using certificates of participation to purchase licensing services offices if the combined principle and interest payments are the same or less than existing or future leases on comparable facilities.

       (2) $21,000 of the highway safety fund--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6748 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 6748 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (3) $36,000 of the highway safety fund--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6814 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 6814 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (4) $162,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 6461 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 6461 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       (5) $56,000 of the highway safety account--state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5626 in the form passed by the legislature. If Senate Bill No. 5626 is not enacted in the form passed by the legislature the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.

       Sec. 1208. 2002 c 359 s 215 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--AVIATION--PROGRAM F DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||AVIATION--PROGRAM F Aeronautics Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($5,349,000))

$4,967,000

Aircraft Search and Rescue Safety and

       Education Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $160,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($5,509,000))

$5,127,000

       Sec. 1209. 2002 c 359 s 223 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--CHARGES FROM OTHER AGENCIES-- PROGRAM U DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||CHARGES FROM OTHER AGENCIES--PROGRAM U    Payments in this section represent charges from other state agencies to the department of transportation.

       (1) FOR PAYMENT OF WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES TORT LIABILITY AND SETTLEMENTS

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,626,000

       (((1))) (2) FOR PAYMENT OF DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICE OF RISK MANAGEMENT FEES

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $464,000

Puget Sound Ferry Operations--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$154,000

       (((2))) (3) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF THE OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $713,000

       (((3))) (4) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION FACILITIES AND SERVICES AND CONSOLIDATED MAIL SERVICES

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,047,000

       (((4))) (5) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,237,000

       (((5))) (6) FOR PAYMENT OF SELF-INSURANCE LIABILITY PREMIUMS AND ADMINISTRATION

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,755,000

Motor Vehicle Fund--Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account--

       State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,204,000

       The office of risk management shall evaluate the risk pool premium assessments to ensure that proper tracking, measuring, and reporting methods have been utilized to ensure funding equity has been maintained. "Funding equity" includes but is not limited to demonstrating that premiums assessed to the department of transportation will, over time, not exceed claims paid in order to ensure that premiums paid by the department of transportation are not unconstitutionally expended for nonhighway purposes. The office of risk management shall make a full report of its findings to the legislature no later than January 15, 2002.

       (6) FOR PAYMENT OF COSTS OF OFFICE OF MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $251,000

       (7) FOR PAYMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION CAPITAL PROJECTS SURCHARGE

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,547,000

       (8) FOR ARCHIVES AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $457,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($42,829,000))

$48,455,000

       Sec. 1210. 2002 c 359 s 226 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--MARINE--PROGRAM X DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||MARINE--PROGRAM X Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($311,312,000))

$313,250,000

       The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations and specified amounts are provided solely for that activity:

       (1) The appropriation is based on the budgeted expenditure of (($35,159,000)) $35,797,000 for vessel operating fuel in the 2001-2003 biennium. If the actual cost of fuel is less than this budgeted amount, the excess amount may not be expended. If the actual cost exceeds this amount, the department shall request a supplemental appropriation.

       (2) The appropriation provides for the compensation of ferry employees. The expenditures for compensation paid to ferry employees during the 2001-2003 biennium may not exceed $207,065,000 plus a dollar amount, as prescribed by the office of financial management, that is equal to any insurance benefit increase granted general government employees in excess of $432.82 a month annualized per eligible marine employee multiplied by the number of eligible marine employees for the respective fiscal year, a dollar amount as prescribed by the office of financial management for costs associated with pension amortization charges, and a dollar amount prescribed by the office of financial management for salary increases during the 2001-2003 biennium. For the purposes of this section, the expenditures for compensation paid to ferry employees shall be limited to salaries and wages and employee benefits as defined in the office of financial management's policies, regulations, and procedures named under objects of expenditure "A" and "B" (7.2.6.2).

       The prescribed salary and insurance benefit increase or decrease dollar amount that shall be allocated from the governor's compensation appropriations is in addition to the appropriation contained in this section and may be used to increase or decrease compensation costs, effective July 1, 2001, and thereafter, as established in the 2001-2003 general fund operating budget.

       (3) The department shall issue a request for information from entities interested in purchasing advertising on board Washington state ferry vessels. The department shall evaluate the proposals and report back to the legislature's transportation committees in January 2002 regarding the potential for revenue from different types of advertising.

       (4) The department may enter into contracts with private vendors to sell ferry tickets and medium at locations other than Washington state ferry terminals or facilities.

       (a) The department may enter into the contracts only (i) with private vendors that are already established businesses offering goods for sale to the general public; and (ii) if it determines that the vendor's established location has the potential to serve a significant percentage of the customers using a particular ferry route.

       (b) The department may adopt necessary rules and procedures to allow the use of credit and debit cards to purchase ferry tickets or medium from a private vendor who has contracted with the department to sell ferry tickets or medium. The department may establish a convenience fee to be paid by all persons purchasing ferry tickets and medium at locations other than Washington state ferry terminals or facilities. The convenience fee must be sufficient to offset the charges imposed on the department by the credit and debit card companies. In no event may the use of credit or debit cards authorized by this section create a loss of revenue to the state. The use of a personal credit card does not rely upon the credit of the state as prohibited by Article VIII, section 5 of the state Constitution.

       (5) The legislature recognizes the value of a regional fare collection system to promote intermodal travel throughout Washington state ferries' Puget Sound service area and therefore encourages the department to resume participation in the regional fare coordination project (smart card). The department shall develop a request for funding of the on-going operating costs associated with the regional fare coordination project and shall present this request to the 2003 legislature. The request for funding shall be sufficient to support a system that prevents the disclosure of personally identifying information of persons who use a smart card to facilitate payment of ferry fares. The requested system may facilitate the disclosure of aggregate information on fare collection to governmental agencies or groups concerned with public transportation or public safety as long as the data does not contain any personally identifying information. The requested system shall not prevent the release of personally identifying information to law enforcement agencies when required by a subpoena.

 

TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES CAPITAL FACILITIES

 

       Sec. 1301. 2001 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 303 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION--PROGRAM D (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-ONLY PROJECTS)--CAPITAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION||PROGRAM D (DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION-ONLY PROJECTS)--CAPITAL Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($13,046,000))

$12,371,000

 

TRANSFERS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

 

       Sec. 1401. 2002 c 359 s 401 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR BOND SALES DISCOUNTS AND DEBT TO BE PAID BY MOTOR VEHICLE FUND AND TRANSPORTATION FUND REVENUE STATE TREASURER||BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST Highway Bond Retirement Account Appropriation. . . . . (($208,206,000))

$196,524,000

Ferry Bond Retirement Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($52,473,000))

$52,474,000

Transportation Improvement Board Bond Retirement

       Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($40,856,000))

$38,088,000

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($4,588,000))

$3,136,000

Special Category C Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($631,000))

$114,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($340,000))

$76,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($307,094,000))

$290,412,000

       Sec. 1402. 2002 c 359 s 402 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR BOND SALE EXPENSES AND FISCAL AGENT CHARGES STATE TREASURER||BOND RETIREMENT AND INTERESTMotor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($459,000))

$334,000

Special Category C Account Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($41,000))

$18,000

Transportation Improvement Account--State

       Appropriation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$34,000

                              TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($534,000))

$386,000

       Sec. 1403. 2002 c 359 s 403 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--STATE REVENUES FOR DISTRIBUTION STATE TREASURER||STATE REVENUES FOR DISTRIBUTIONMotor Vehicle Account Appropriation for

motor vehicle fuel tax distributions to

cities and counties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($428,981,000))

$425,501,000

Motor Vehicle Account Appropriation for

motor vehicle license, permit, and fee distributions

to cities and counties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $56,304,000

       Sec. 1404. 2002 c 359 s 404 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:

FOR THE STATE TREASURER--TRANSFERS STATE TREASURER||TRANSFERS     (1) RV Account--State Appropriation:

For transfer to the Motor Vehicle Fund--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($1,344,000))

$542,000

       The department of transportation shall only transfer funds provided under this subsection (((1) of this section)) on an as-needed basis.

       (2) ((Public Transportation Systems Account--

State Appropriation: For transfer to the

Multimodal Transportation Account--State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,911,000

       (3))) State Patrol Highway Account--State

Appropriation: For transfer to the Motor

Vehicle Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$48,657,000

       (((4))) (3) Motor Vehicle Account--State

Appropriation: For motor vehicle fuel tax

refunds and transfers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(($453,279,000))

$448,264,000

       (((6))) (4) Urban Arterial Trust Account--State

Appropriation: For transfer of excess City

Hardship Assistance Program revenues to

cities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500,000

       (((7))) (5) Highway Safety Account--State

Appropriation: For transfer to the multimodal

transportation account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,000,000

       (((8))) (6) Motor Vehicle Account--State

Appropriation: For transfer to the Tacoma

Narrows toll bridge account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (($839,000,000))

$39,000,000

       (((9))) (7) Highway Safety Account--State

Appropriation: For transfer to the motor

vehicle account--state. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$5,000,000

       (((1))) If Senate Bill No. 6814 is enacted in the form passed by the legislature, $16,191,000 of the transfer from the Washington state patrol account--state to the motor vehicle account--state shall lapse. The state treasurer shall perform the transfers from the state patrol highway account to the motor vehicle account on a quarterly basis.

       (((2) The department of transportation is authorized to sell up to $800,000,000 in bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.843 for the Tacoma Narrows bridge project. Proceeds from the sale of the bonds shall be deposited into the motor vehicle account. The department of transportation shall inform the treasurer of the amount to be deposited.))

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 1405. A new section is added to 2001 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified) to read as follows:

       FOR THE STATE TREASURER--BOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR MVFT BONDS AND TRANSFERS STATE TREASURER |MVFT BONDS AND TRANSFERS

Motor Vehicle Account--State Appropriation: For

       transfer to the Tacoma Narrows toll bridge    account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $800,000,000

       The department of transportation is authorized to sell up to $800,000,000 in bonds authorized by RCW 47.10.843 for the Tacoma Narrows bridge project. Proceeds from the sale of the bonds shall be deposited into the motor vehicle account. The department of transportation shall inform the treasurer of the amount to be deposited.

 

PROVISIONS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT APPROPRIATIONS

 

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 1501. A new section is added to chapter 43.79 RCW to read as follows:

       The state patrol nonappropriated airplane revolving account is created in the custody of the state treasurer. All receipts from aircraft user fees paid by other agencies and private users as reimbursement for the use of the patrol's aircraft that are primarily for purposes other than highway patrol must be deposited into the account. Expenditures from the account may be used only for expenses related to these aircraft. Only the chief of the Washington state patrol or the chief'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.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 1502. 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. 1503. Sections 1201 through 1405 of this act take effect immediately, and the remainder of this act takes effect July 1, 2003. However, sections 202 and 302 of this act only take effect if Substitute Senate Bill No. 5527 is enacted by June 30, 2003, and sections 203, 204, 303, and 304 of this act only take effect if Substitute Senate Bill No. 5527 is not enacted by June 30, 2003.

      There being no objection, the following title amendment was adopted:

       On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "appropriations;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending 2002 c 359 ss 205, 207, 208, 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, 223, 226, 401, 402, 403, and 404 (uncodified); amending 2001 2nd sp.s. c 14 s 303 (uncodified); adding a new section to chapter 43.79 RCW; adding a new section to 2001 2nd sp.s. c 14 (uncodified); creating new sections; making appropriations and authorizing expenditures for capital improvements; providing an effective date; and providing a contingent effective date."

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Horn, the rules were suspended, Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1163, as amended by the Senate, 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 House Bill No. 1163, as amended by the Senate.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 1163, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 41; Nays, 8; 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, McAuliffe, McCaslin, Morton, Mulliken, Oke, Parlette, Prentice, Reardon, Roach, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Shin, Spanel, Stevens, Swecker, West, Winsley and Zarelli - 41.

   Voting nay: Senators Kline, Kohl-Welles, Poulsen, Rasmussen, Regala, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T. and Thibaudeau - 8.

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1163, as amended by the Senate, 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

 

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2231, by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Murray, Wallace, Cooper, Clibborn, Rockefeller, Simpson, Hudgins and Hankins)

 

Authorizing transportation financing alternatives.

 

      The bill was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

       Senator Horn moved that the striking amendment by Senators Horn and Haugen be adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

 

"PART I - LICENSE FEES

 

       Sec. 101. RCW 46.16.070 and 1994 c 262 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) In lieu of all other vehicle licensing fees, unless specifically exempt, and in addition to ((the excise tax prescribed in chapter 82.44 RCW and)) the mileage fees prescribed for buses and stages in RCW 46.16.125, there shall be paid and collected annually for each truck, motor truck, truck tractor, road tractor, tractor, motor home, bus, auto stage, or for hire vehicle with seating capacity of more than six, based upon the declared combined gross weight or declared gross weight ((thereof pursuant to the provisions of)) under chapter 46.44 RCW, the following licensing fees by such gross weight:

 

   

  

declared gross weight

schedule a

schedule b

4,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

37.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

37.00

6,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

44.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

44.00

8,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

55.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

55.00

10,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

62.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

62.00

((12,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

72.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

72.00

14,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

82.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

82.00

16,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

92.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

92.00

18,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

137.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

137.00

20,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

152.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

152.00

22,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

164.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

164.00

24,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

177.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

177.00

26,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

187.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

187.00

28,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

220.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

220.00

30,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

253.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

253.00

32,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

304.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

304.00

34,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

323.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

323.00

36,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

350.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

350.00

38,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

384.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

384.00

40,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

439.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

439.00

42,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

456.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

546.00

44,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

466.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

556.00

46,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

501.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

591.00

48,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

522.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

612.00

50,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

566.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

656.00

52,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

595.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

685.00

54,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

642.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

732.00

56,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

677.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

767.00

58,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

704.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

794.00

60,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

750.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

840.00

62,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

804.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

894.00

64,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

822.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

912.00

66,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

915.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,005.00

68,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

954.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,044.00

70,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,027.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,117.00

72,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,098.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,188.00

74,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,193.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,283.00

76,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,289.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,379.00

78,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,407.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,497.00

80,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,518.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,608.00

82,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,623.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,713.00

84,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,728.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,818.00

86,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,833.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,923.00

88,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,938.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,028.00

90,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,043.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,133.00

92,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,148.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,238.00

94,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,253.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,343.00

96,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,358.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,448.00

98,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,463.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,553.00

100,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,568.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,658.00

102,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,673.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,763.00

104,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,778.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,868.00

105,500 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,883.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,973.00))

12,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

79.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

79.00

14,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

90.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

90.00

16,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

102.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

102.00

18,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

154.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

154.00

20,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

171.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

171.00

22,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

185.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

185.00

24,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

200.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

200.00

26,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

211.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

211.00

28,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

249.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

249.00

30,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

287.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

287.00

32,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

346.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

346.00

34,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

368.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

368.00

36,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

399.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

399.00

38,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

438.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

438.00

40,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

501.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

501.00

42,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

521.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

611.00

44,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

532.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

622.00

46,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

572.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

662.00

48,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

596.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

686.00

50,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

647.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

737.00

52,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

680.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

770.00

54,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

734.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

824.00

56,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

775.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

865.00

58,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

806.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

896.00

60,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

859.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

949.00

62,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

921.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,011.00

64,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

941.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,031.00

66,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,048.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,138.00

68,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,093.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,183.00

70,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,177.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,267.00

72,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,259.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,349.00

74,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1, 368.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,458.00

76,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,478.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,568.00

78,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,614.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,704.00

80,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,742.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,832.00

82,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,863.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,953.00

84,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

1,983.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,073.00

86,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,104.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,194.00

88,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,225.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,315.00

90,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,346.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,436.00

92,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,466.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,556.00

94,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,587.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,677.00

96,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,708.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,798.00

98,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,829.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,919.00

100,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

2,949.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

3,039.00

102,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

3,070.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

3,160.00

104,000 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

3,191.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

3,281.00

105,500 lbs.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  

$

3,312.00

. . . . . . . . . . .  

$

3,402.00

 

       Schedule A applies to vehicles either used exclusively for hauling logs or that do not tow trailers. Schedule B applies to vehicles that tow trailers and are not covered under Schedule A.

       Every truck, motor truck, truck tractor, and tractor exceeding 6,000 pounds empty scale weight registered under chapter 46.16, 46.87, or 46.88 RCW shall be licensed for not less than one hundred fifty percent of its empty weight unless the amount would be in excess of the legal limits prescribed for such a vehicle in RCW 46.44.041 or 46.44.042, in which event the vehicle shall be licensed for the maximum weight authorized for such a vehicle or unless the vehicle is used only for the purpose of transporting any well drilling machine, air compressor, rock crusher, conveyor, hoist, donkey engine, cook house, tool house, bunk house, or similar machine or structure attached to or made a part of such vehicle.

       The following provisions apply when increasing gross or combined gross weight for a vehicle licensed under this section:

       (a) The new license fee will be one-twelfth of the fee listed above for the new gross weight, multiplied by the number of months remaining in the period for which licensing fees have been paid, including the month in which the new gross weight is effective.

       (b) Upon surrender of the current certificate of registration or cab card, the new licensing fees due shall be reduced by the amount of the licensing fees previously paid for the same period for which new fees are being charged.

       (2) The proceeds from the fees collected under subsection (1) of this section shall be distributed in accordance with RCW 46.68.035.

       Sec. 102. RCW 46.68.035 and 2000 2nd sp.s. c 4 s 8 are each amended to read as follows:

       All proceeds from combined vehicle licensing fees received by the director for vehicles licensed under RCW 46.16.070 and 46.16.085 shall be forwarded to the state treasurer to be distributed into accounts according to the following method:

       (1) The sum of two dollars for each vehicle shall be deposited into the multimodal transportation account, except that for each vehicle registered by a county auditor or agent to a county auditor pursuant to RCW 46.01.140, the sum of two dollars shall be credited to the current county expense fund.

       (2) The remainder shall be distributed as follows:

       (a) ((23.677)) 21.434 percent shall be deposited into the state patrol highway account of the motor vehicle fund;

       (b) ((1.521)) 1.368 percent shall be deposited into the Puget Sound ferry operations account of the motor vehicle fund; ((and))

       (c) 11.771 percent shall be deposited into the transportation 2003 account; and

       (d) The remaining proceeds shall be deposited into the motor vehicle fund.

 

PART II - SALES AND USE TAX

 

       Sec. 201. RCW 82.08.020 and 2000 2nd sp.s. c 4 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) There is levied and there shall be collected a tax on each retail sale in this state equal to six and five-tenths percent of the selling price.

       (2) There is levied and there shall be collected an additional tax on each retail car rental, regardless of whether the vehicle is licensed in this state, equal to five and nine-tenths percent of the selling price. The revenue collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the multimodal transportation account created in RCW 47.66.070.

       (3) Beginning July 1, 2003, there is levied and collected an additional tax of three-tenths of one percent of the selling price on each retail sale of a motor vehicle in this state, other than retail car rentals taxed under subsection (2) of this section. The revenue collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the multimodal transportation account created in RCW 47.66.070.

       (4) For purposes of subsection (3) of this section, "motor vehicle" has the meaning provided in RCW 46.04.320, but does not include farm tractors or farm vehicles as defined in RCW 46.04.180 and 46.04.181, off-road and nonhighway vehicles as defined in RCW 46.09.020, and snowmobiles as defined in RCW 46.10.010.

       (5) The taxes imposed under this chapter shall apply to successive retail sales of the same property.

       (((4))) (6) The rates provided in this section apply to taxes imposed under chapter 82.12 RCW as provided in RCW 82.12.020.

       Sec. 202. RCW 82.12.020 and 2003 c 5 (EHB 1977) s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) There is hereby levied and there shall be collected from every person in this state a tax or excise for the privilege of using within this state as a consumer: (a) Any article of tangible personal property purchased at retail, or acquired by lease, gift, repossession, or bailment, or extracted or produced or manufactured by the person so using the same, or otherwise furnished to a person engaged in any business taxable under RCW 82.04.280 (2) or (7); or (b) any canned software, regardless of the method of delivery, but excluding canned software that is either provided free of charge or is provided for temporary use in viewing information, or both.

       (2) This tax shall apply to the use of every service defined as a retail sale in RCW 82.04.050 (2)(a) or (3)(a) and the use of every article of tangible personal property, including property acquired at a casual or isolated sale, and including byproducts used by the manufacturer thereof, except as hereinafter provided, irrespective of whether the article or similar articles are manufactured or are available for purchase within this state.

       (3) The provisions of this chapter do not apply in respect to the use of any article of tangible personal property or service taxable under RCW 82.04.050(2)(a) or (3)(a) purchased at retail or acquired by lease, gift, or bailment if the sale to, or the use by, the present user or his bailor or donor has already been subjected to the tax under chapter 82.08 RCW or this chapter and the tax has been paid by the present user or by his bailor or donor.

       (4) Except as provided in this section, payment by one purchaser or user of tangible personal property or service of the tax imposed by chapter 82.08 or 82.12 RCW shall not have the effect of exempting any other purchaser or user of the same property or service from the taxes imposed by such chapters. If the sale to, or the use by, the present user or his or her bailor or donor has already been subjected to the tax under chapter 82.08 RCW or this chapter and the tax has been paid by the present user or by his or her bailor or donor; or in respect to the use of property acquired by bailment and the tax has once been paid based on reasonable rental as determined by RCW 82.12.060 measured by the value of the article at time of first use multiplied by the tax rate imposed by chapter 82.08 RCW or this chapter as of the time of first use; or in respect to the use of any article of tangible personal property acquired by bailment, if the property was acquired by a previous bailee from the same bailor for use in the same general activity and the original bailment was prior to June 9, 1961, the tax imposed by this chapter does not apply.

       (5) The tax shall be levied and collected in an amount equal to the value of the article used or value of the service used by the taxpayer multiplied by the rates in effect for the retail sales tax under RCW 82.08.020.

       Sec. 203. RCW 82.12.045 and 1996 c 149 s 19 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) In the collection of the use tax on motor vehicles, the department of revenue may designate the county auditors of the several counties of the state as its collecting agents. Upon such designation, it shall be the duty of each county auditor to collect the tax at the time an applicant applies for the registration of, and transfer of title to, the motor vehicle, except in the following instances:

       (a) Where the applicant exhibits a dealer's report of sale showing that the retail sales tax has been collected by the dealer;

       (b) Where the application is for the renewal of registration;

       (c) Where the applicant presents a written statement signed by the department of revenue, or its duly authorized agent showing that no use tax is legally due; or

       (d) Where the applicant presents satisfactory evidence showing that the retail sales tax or the use tax has been paid by ((him)) the applicant on the vehicle in question.

       (2) The term "motor vehicle," as used in this section means and includes all motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers used, or of a type designed primarily to be used, upon the public streets and highways, for the convenience or pleasure of the owner, or for the conveyance, for hire or otherwise, of persons or property, including fixed loads, facilities for human habitation, and vehicles carrying exempt licenses.

       (3) It shall be the duty of every applicant for registration and transfer of certificate of title who is subject to payment of tax under this section to declare upon ((his)) the application the value of the vehicle for which application is made, which shall consist of the consideration paid or contracted to be paid therefor.

       (4) Each county auditor who acts as agent of the department of revenue shall at the time of remitting license fee receipts on motor vehicles subject to the provisions of this section pay over and account to the state treasurer for all use tax revenue collected under this section, after first deducting as ((his)) a collection fee the sum of two dollars for each motor vehicle upon which the tax has been collected. All revenue received by the state treasurer under this section shall be credited to the general fund. The auditor's collection fee shall be deposited in the county current expense fund. A duplicate of the county auditor's transmittal report to the state treasurer shall be forwarded forthwith to the department of revenue.

       (5) Any applicant who has paid use tax to a county auditor under this section may apply to the department of revenue for refund thereof if he or she has reason to believe that such tax was not legally due and owing. No refund shall be allowed unless application therefor is received by the department of revenue within the statutory period for assessment of taxes, penalties, or interest prescribed by RCW 82.32.050(3). Upon receipt of an application for refund the department of revenue shall consider the same and issue its order either granting or denying it and if refund is denied the taxpayer shall have the right of appeal as provided in RCW 82.32.170, 82.32.180 and 82.32.190.

       (6) The provisions of this section shall be construed as cumulative of other methods prescribed in chapters 82.04 to 82.32 RCW, inclusive, for the collection of the tax imposed by this chapter. The department of revenue shall have power to promulgate such rules as may be necessary to administer the provisions of this section. Any duties required by this section to be performed by the county auditor may be performed by the director of licensing but no collection fee shall be deductible by said director in remitting use tax revenue to the state treasurer.

       (7) The use tax revenue collected on the rate provided in RCW 82.08.020(3) shall be deposited in the multimodal transportation account under RCW 47.66.070.

       Sec. 204. RCW 82.08.064 and 2000 c 104 s 3 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) A sales and use tax rate change under this chapter or chapter 82.12 RCW shall be imposed (((1))) (a) no sooner than seventy-five days after its enactment into law and (((2))) (b) only on the first day of January, April, July, or October.

       (2) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to the tax rate change in section 201 of this act.

 

PART III - MOTOR AND SPECIAL FUEL TAXES

 

       Sec. 301. RCW 82.36.025 and 1999 c 269 s 16 and 1999 c 94 s 29 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

       (1) A motor vehicle fuel tax rate of twenty-three cents per gallon ((shall apply)) applies to the sale, distribution, or use of motor vehicle fuel.

       (2) Beginning July 1, 2003, an additional and cumulative motor fuel tax rate of five cents per gallon applies to the sale, distribution, or use of motor vehicle fuel. This subsection (2) expires when the bonds issued for transportation 2003 projects are retired.

       Sec. 302. RCW 82.38.030 and 2002 c 183 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) There is hereby levied and imposed upon special fuel users a tax at the rate ((computed in the manner provided in RCW 82.36.025 on each)) of twenty-three cents per gallon of special fuel, or each one hundred cubic feet of compressed natural gas, measured at standard pressure and temperature.

       (2) Beginning July 1, 2003, an additional and cumulative tax rate of five cents per gallon of special fuel, or each one hundred cubic feet of compressed natural gas, measured at standard pressure and temperature shall be imposed on special fuel users. This subsection (2) expires when the bonds issued for transportation 2003 projects are retired.

       (3) ((The tax)) Taxes are imposed ((by subsection (1) of this section is imposed)) when:

       (a) Special fuel is removed in this state from a terminal if the special fuel is removed at the rack unless the removal is to a licensed exporter for direct delivery to a destination outside of the state, or the removal is to a special fuel distributor for direct delivery to an international fuel tax agreement licensee under RCW 82.38.320;

       (b) Special fuel is removed in this state from a refinery if either of the following applies:

       (i) The removal is by bulk transfer and the refiner or the owner of the special fuel immediately before the removal is not a licensee; or

       (ii) The removal is at the refinery rack unless the removal is to a licensed exporter for direct delivery to a destination outside of the state, or the removal is to a special fuel distributor for direct delivery to an international fuel tax agreement licensee under RCW 82.38.320;

       (c) Special fuel enters into this state for sale, consumption, use, or storage if either of the following applies:

       (i) The entry is by bulk transfer and the importer is not a licensee; or

       (ii) The entry is not by bulk transfer;

       (d) Special fuel is sold or removed in this state to an unlicensed entity unless there was a prior taxable removal, entry, or sale of the special fuel;

       (e) Blended special fuel is removed or sold in this state by the blender of the fuel. The number of gallons of blended special fuel subject to tax is the difference between the total number of gallons of blended special fuel removed or sold and the number of gallons of previously taxed special fuel used to produce the blended special fuel;

       (f) Dyed special fuel is used on a highway, as authorized by the internal revenue code, unless the use is exempt from the special fuel tax;

       (g) Dyed special fuel is held for sale, sold, used, or is intended to be used in violation of this chapter;

       (h) Special fuel purchased by an international fuel tax agreement licensee under RCW 82.38.320 is used on a highway; and

       (i) Special fuel is sold by a licensed special fuel supplier to a special fuel distributor, special fuel importer, or special fuel blender and the special fuel is not removed from the bulk transfer- terminal system.

       (((3))) (4) The tax imposed by this chapter, if required to be collected by the licensee, is held in trust by the licensee until paid to the department, and a licensee who appropriates or converts the tax collected to his or her own use or to any use other than the payment of the tax to the extent that the money required to be collected is not available for payment on the due date as prescribed in this chapter is guilty of a felony, or gross misdemeanor in accordance with the theft and anticipatory provisions of Title 9A RCW. A person, partnership, corporation, or corporate officer who fails to collect the tax imposed by this section, or who has collected the tax and fails to pay it to the department in the manner prescribed by this chapter, is personally liable to the state for the amount of the tax.

       Sec. 303. RCW 46.68.090 and 1999 c 269 s 2 and 1999 c 94 s 6 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

       (1) All moneys that have accrued or may accrue to the motor vehicle fund from the motor vehicle fuel tax and special fuel tax shall be first expended for purposes enumerated in (a) and (b) of this subsection. The remaining net tax amount shall be distributed monthly by the state treasurer in ((the proportions set forth in (c) through (l))) accordance with subsections (2), (3), and (4) of this ((subsection)) section.

       (a) For payment of refunds of motor vehicle fuel tax and special fuel tax that has been paid and is refundable as provided by law;

       (b) For payment of amounts to be expended pursuant to appropriations for the administrative expenses of the offices of state treasurer, state auditor, and the department of licensing of the state of Washington in the administration of the motor vehicle fuel tax and the special fuel tax, which sums shall be distributed monthly((;)).

       (((c))) (2) All of the remaining net tax amount collected under RCW 82.36.025(1) and 82.38.030(1) shall be distributed as set forth in (a) through (j) of this section.

       (a) For distribution to the motor vehicle fund an amount equal to 44.387 percent to be expended for highway purposes of the state as defined in RCW 46.68.130;

       (((d))) (b) For distribution to the special category C account, hereby created in the motor vehicle fund, an amount equal to 3.2609 percent to be expended for special category C projects. Special category C projects are category C projects that, due to high cost only, will require bond financing to complete construction.

       The following criteria, listed in order of priority, shall be used in determining which special category C projects have the highest priority:

       (i) Accident experience;

       (ii) Fatal accident experience;

       (iii) Capacity to move people and goods safely and at reasonable speeds without undue congestion; and

       (iv) Continuity of development of the highway transportation network.

       Moneys deposited in the special category C account in the motor vehicle fund may be used for payment of debt service on bonds the proceeds of which are used to finance special category C projects under this subsection (((1)(d))) (2)(b);

       (((e))) (c) For distribution to the Puget Sound ferry operations account in the motor vehicle fund an amount equal to 2.3283 percent;

       (((f))) (d) For distribution to the Puget Sound capital construction account in the motor vehicle fund an amount equal to 2.3726 percent;

       (((g))) (e) For distribution to the urban arterial trust account in the motor vehicle fund an amount equal to 7.5597 percent;

       (((h))) (f) For distribution to the transportation improvement account in the motor vehicle fund an amount equal to 5.6739 percent and expended in accordance with RCW 47.26.086;

       (((i))) (g) For distribution to the cities and towns from the motor vehicle fund an amount equal to 10.6961 percent in accordance with RCW 46.68.110;

       (((j))) (h) For distribution to the counties from the motor vehicle fund an amount equal to 19.2287 percent: (i) Out of which there shall be distributed from time to time, as directed by the department of transportation, those sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of RCW 47.56.725; and (ii) less any amounts appropriated to the county road administration board to implement the provisions of RCW 47.56.725(4), with the balance of such county share to be distributed monthly as the same accrues for distribution in accordance with RCW 46.68.120;

       (((k))) (i) For distribution to the county arterial preservation account, hereby created in the motor vehicle fund an amount equal to 1.9565 percent. These funds shall be distributed by the county road administration board to counties in proportions corresponding to the number of paved arterial lane miles in the unincorporated area of each county and shall be used for improvements to sustain the structural, safety, and operational integrity of county arterials. The county road administration board shall adopt reasonable rules and develop policies to implement this program and to assure that a pavement management system is used;

       (((l))) (j) For distribution to the rural arterial trust account in the motor vehicle fund an amount equal to 2.5363 percent and expended in accordance with RCW 36.79.020.

       (((2))) (3) One hundred percent of the net tax amount collected under RCW 82.36.025(2) and 82.38.030(2) shall be distributed to the transportation 2003 account.

       (4) Nothing in this section or in RCW 46.68.130 may be construed so as to violate any terms or conditions contained in any highway construction bond issues now or hereafter authorized by statute and whose payment is by such statute pledged to be paid from any excise taxes on motor vehicle fuel and special fuels.

       Sec. 304. RCW 46.68.110 and 1999 c 269 s 3 and 1999 c 94 s 9 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

       Funds credited to the incorporated cities and towns of the state as set forth in RCW 46.68.090(((1)(i))) (2)(g) shall be subject to deduction and distribution as follows:

       (1) One and one-half percent of such sums distributed under RCW 46.68.090(2)(g) shall be deducted monthly as such sums are credited and set aside for the use of the department of transportation for the supervision of work and expenditures of such incorporated cities and towns on the city and town streets thereof, including the supervision and administration of federal-aid programs for which the department of transportation has responsibility: PROVIDED, That any moneys so retained and not expended shall be credited in the succeeding biennium to the incorporated cities and towns in proportion to deductions herein made;

       (2) Thirty-three one-hundredths of one percent of such funds distributed under RCW 46.68.090(2)(g) shall be deducted monthly, as such funds accrue, and set aside for the use of the department of transportation for the purpose of funding the cities' share of the costs of highway jurisdiction studies and other studies. Any funds so retained and not expended shall be credited in the succeeding biennium to the cities in proportion to the deductions made;

       (3) One percent of such funds distributed under RCW 46.68.090(2)(g) shall be deducted monthly, as such funds accrue, to be deposited in the urban arterial trust account, to implement the city hardship assistance program, as provided in RCW 47.26.164. However, any moneys so retained and not required to carry out the program as of July 1st of each odd- numbered year thereafter, shall be provided within sixty days to the treasurer and distributed in the manner prescribed in subsection (5) of this section;

       (4) After making the deductions under subsections (1) through (3) of this section and RCW 35.76.050, 31.86 percent of the fuel tax distributed to the cities and towns in RCW 46.68.090(((1)(i))) (2)(g) shall be allocated to the incorporated cities and towns in the manner set forth in subsection (5) of this section and subject to deductions in subsections (1), (2), and (3) of this section, subject to RCW 35.76.050, to be used exclusively for: The construction, improvement, chip sealing, seal-coating, and repair for arterial highways and city streets as those terms are defined in RCW 46.04.030 and 46.04.120; the maintenance of arterial highways and city streets for those cities with a population of less than fifteen thousand; or the payment of any municipal indebtedness which may be incurred in the construction, improvement, chip sealing, seal-coating, and repair of arterial highways and city streets; and

       (5) The balance remaining to the credit of incorporated cities and towns after such deduction shall be apportioned monthly as such funds accrue among the several cities and towns within the state ratably on the basis of the population last determined by the office of financial management.

       Sec. 305. RCW 82.38.035 and 2001 c 270 s 7 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) A licensed supplier shall remit tax on special fuel to the department as provided in RCW 82.38.030(((2)(a))) (3)(a). On a two- party exchange, or buy-sell agreement between two licensed suppliers, the receiving exchange partner or buyer shall remit the tax.

       (2) A refiner shall remit tax to the department on special fuel removed from a refinery as provided in RCW 82.38.030(((2)(b))) (3)(b).

       (3) An importer shall remit tax to the department on special fuel imported into this state as provided in RCW 82.38.030(((2)(c))) (3)(c).

       (4) A blender shall remit tax to the department on the removal or sale of blended special fuel as provided in RCW 82.38.030(((2)(e))) (3)(e).

       (5) A dyed special fuel user shall remit tax to the department on the use of dyed special fuel as provided in RCW 82.38.030(((2)(f))) (3)(f).

       Sec. 306. RCW 82.38.047 and 1998 c 176 s 55 are each amended to read as follows:

       A terminal operator is jointly and severally liable for remitting the tax imposed under RCW 82.38.030(((1))) if, in connection with the removal of special fuel that is not dyed or marked in accordance with internal revenue service requirements, the terminal operator provides a person with a bill of lading, shipping paper, or similar document indicating that the special fuel is dyed or marked in accordance with internal revenue service requirements.

       Sec. 307. RCW 46.09.170 and 1995 c 166 s 9 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) From time to time, but at least once each year, the state treasurer shall refund from the motor vehicle fund one percent of the motor vehicle fuel tax revenues collected under chapter 82.36 RCW, based on ((the)) a tax rate ((in effect January 1, 1990)) of: (a) Nineteen cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2005; (b) twenty cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2007; (c) twenty-one cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2009; (d) twenty-two cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2011; and (e) twenty-three cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel beginning July 1, 2011, and thereafter, less proper deductions for refunds and costs of collection as provided in RCW 46.68.090. The treasurer shall place these funds in the general fund as follows:

       (((a))) (i) Forty percent shall be credited to the ORV and nonhighway vehicle account and administered by the department of natural resources solely for planning, maintenance, and management of ORV recreation facilities, nonhighway roads, and nonhighway road recreation facilities. The funds under this subsection shall be expended in accordance with the following limitations:

       (((i))) (A) Not more than five percent may be expended for information programs under this chapter;

       (((ii))) (B) Not less than ten percent and not more than fifty percent may be expended for ORV recreation facilities;

       (((iii))) (C) Not more than twenty-five percent may be expended for maintenance of nonhighway roads;

       (((iv))) (D) Not more than fifty percent may be expended for nonhighway road recreation facilities;

       (((v))) (E) Ten percent shall be transferred to the interagency committee for outdoor recreation for grants to law enforcement agencies in those counties where the department of natural resources maintains ORV facilities. This amount is in addition to those distributions made by the interagency committee for outdoor recreation under (((d)(i))) (e)(iv)(A) of this subsection;

       (((b))) (ii) Three and one-half percent shall be credited to the ORV and nonhighway vehicle account and administered by the department of fish and wildlife solely for the acquisition, planning, development, maintenance, and management of nonhighway roads and recreation facilities;

       (((c))) (iii) Two percent shall be credited to the ORV and nonhighway vehicle account and administered by the parks and recreation commission solely for the maintenance and management of ORV use areas and facilities; and

       (((d))) (iv) Fifty-four and one-half percent, together with the funds received by the interagency committee for outdoor recreation under RCW 46.09.110, shall be credited to the nonhighway and off-road vehicle activities program account to be administered by the committee for planning, acquisition, development, maintenance, and management of ORV recreation facilities and nonhighway road recreation facilities; ORV user education and information; and ORV law enforcement programs. The funds under this subsection shall be expended in accordance with the following limitations:

       (((i))) (A) Not more than twenty percent may be expended for ORV education, information, and law enforcement programs under this chapter;

       (((ii))) (B) Not less than an amount equal to the funds received by the interagency committee for outdoor recreation under RCW 46.09.110 and not more than sixty percent may be expended for ORV recreation facilities;

       (((iii))) (C) Not more than twenty percent may be expended for nonhighway road recreation facilities.

       (2) On a yearly basis an agency may not, except as provided in RCW 46.09.110, expend more than ten percent of the funds it receives under this chapter for general administration expenses incurred in carrying out this chapter.

       Sec. 308. RCW 46.10.170 and 1994 c 262 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

       From time to time, but at least once each four years, the department shall determine the amount of moneys paid to it as motor vehicle fuel tax that is tax on snowmobile fuel. Such determination shall use one hundred thirty-five gallons as the average yearly fuel usage per snowmobile, the number of registered snowmobiles during the calendar year under determination, and ((the)) a fuel tax rate ((in effect January 1, 1990)) of: (1) Nineteen cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2005; (2) twenty cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2007; (3) twenty-one cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2009; (4) twenty-two cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2011; and (5) twenty-three cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel beginning July 1, 2011, and thereafter.

       Sec. 309. RCW 79A.25.070 and 2000 c 11 s 73 are each amended to read as follows:

       Upon expiration of the time limited by RCW 82.36.330 for claiming of refunds of tax on marine fuel, the state of Washington shall succeed to the right to such refunds. The director of licensing, after taking into account past and anticipated claims for refunds from and deposits to the marine fuel tax refund account and the costs of carrying out the provisions of RCW 79A.25.030, shall request the state treasurer to transfer monthly from the marine fuel tax refund account an amount equal to the proportion of the moneys in the account representing ((the)) a motor vehicle fuel tax rate ((under RCW 82.36.025 in effect on January 1, 1990)) of: (1) Nineteen cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2005; (2) twenty cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2007; (3) twenty-one cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2009; (4) twenty-two cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2011; and (5) twenty-three cents per gallon of motor vehicle fuel beginning July 1, 2011, and thereafter, to the recreation resource account and the remainder to the motor vehicle fund.

 

PART IV - ACCOUNT CREATION

 

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 401. A new section is added to chapter 46.68 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) The transportation 2003 account is hereby created in the motor vehicle fund. Money in the account may be spent only after appropriation. Expenditures from the account must be used only for projects or improvements identified as transportation 2003 projects or improvements in the omnibus transportation budget and to pay the principal and interest on the bonds authorized for transportation 2003 projects or improvements. Upon completion of the projects or improvements identified as transportation 2003 projects or improvements, moneys deposited in this account must only be used to pay the principal and interest on the bonds authorized for transportation 2003 projects or improvements, and any funds in the account in excess of the amount necessary to make the principal and interest payments may be used for maintenance on the completed projects or improvements.

       (2) The "nickel account" means the transportation 2003 account.

       Sec. 402. RCW 43.84.092 and 2002 c 242 s 2, 2002 c 114 s 24, and 2002 c 56 s 402 are each reenacted and amended to read as follows:

       (1) All earnings of investments of surplus balances in the state treasury shall be deposited to the treasury income account, which account is hereby established in the state treasury.

       (2) The treasury income account shall be utilized to pay or receive funds associated with federal programs as required by the federal cash management improvement act of 1990. The treasury income account is subject in all respects to chapter 43.88 RCW, but no appropriation is required for refunds or allocations of interest earnings required by the cash management improvement act. Refunds of interest to the federal treasury required under the cash management improvement act fall under RCW 43.88.180 and shall not require appropriation. The office of financial management shall determine the amounts due to or from the federal government pursuant to the cash management improvement act. The office of financial management may direct transfers of funds between accounts as deemed necessary to implement the provisions of the cash management improvement act, and this subsection. Refunds or allocations shall occur prior to the distributions of earnings set forth in subsection (4) of this section.

       (3) Except for the provisions of RCW 43.84.160, the treasury income account may be utilized for the payment of purchased banking services on behalf of treasury funds including, but not limited to, depository, safekeeping, and disbursement functions for the state treasury and affected state agencies. The treasury income account is subject in all respects to chapter 43.88 RCW, but no appropriation is required for payments to financial institutions. Payments shall occur prior to distribution of earnings set forth in subsection (4) of this section.

       (4) Monthly, the state treasurer shall distribute the earnings credited to the treasury income account. The state treasurer shall credit the general fund with all the earnings credited to the treasury income account except:

       (a) The following accounts and funds shall receive their proportionate share of earnings based upon each account's and fund's average daily balance for the period: The capitol building construction account, the Cedar River channel construction and operation account, the Central Washington University capital projects account, the charitable, educational, penal and reformatory institutions account, the common school construction fund, the county criminal justice assistance account, the county sales and use tax equalization account, the data processing building construction account, the deferred compensation administrative account, the deferred compensation principal account, the department of retirement systems expense account, the drinking water assistance account, the drinking water assistance administrative account, the drinking water assistance repayment account, the Eastern Washington University capital projects account, the education construction fund, the emergency reserve fund, the federal forest revolving account, the health services account, the public health services account, the health system capacity account, the personal health services account, the state higher education construction account, the higher education construction account, the highway infrastructure account, the industrial insurance premium refund account, the judges' retirement account, the judicial retirement administrative account, the judicial retirement principal account, the local leasehold excise tax account, the local real estate excise tax account, the local sales and use tax account, the medical aid account, the mobile home park relocation fund, the multimodal transportation account, the municipal criminal justice assistance account, the municipal sales and use tax equalization account, the natural resources deposit account, the oyster reserve land account, the perpetual surveillance and maintenance account, the public employees' retirement system plan 1 account, the public employees' retirement system combined plan 2 and plan 3 account, the public facilities construction loan revolving account beginning July 1, 2004, the public health supplemental account, the Puyallup tribal settlement account, the regional transportation investment district account, the resource management cost account, the site closure account, the special wildlife account, the state employees' insurance account, the state employees' insurance reserve account, the state investment board expense account, the state investment board commingled trust fund accounts, the supplemental pension account, the Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account, the teachers' retirement system plan 1 account, the teachers' retirement system combined plan 2 and plan 3 account, the tobacco prevention and control account, the tobacco settlement account, the transportation infrastructure account, the tuition recovery trust fund, the University of Washington bond retirement fund, the University of Washington building account, the volunteer fire fighters' and reserve officers' relief and pension principal fund, the volunteer fire fighters' and reserve officers' administrative fund, the Washington fruit express account, the Washington judicial retirement system account, the Washington law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' system plan 1 retirement account, the Washington law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' system plan 2 retirement account, the Washington school employees' retirement system combined plan 2 and 3 account, the Washington state health insurance pool account, the Washington state patrol retirement account, the Washington State University building account, the Washington State University bond retirement fund, the water pollution control revolving fund, and the Western Washington University capital projects account. Earnings derived from investing balances of the agricultural permanent fund, the normal school permanent fund, the permanent common school fund, the scientific permanent fund, and the state university permanent fund shall be allocated to their respective beneficiary accounts. All earnings to be distributed under this subsection (4)(a) shall first be reduced by the allocation to the state treasurer's service fund pursuant to RCW 43.08.190.

       (b) The following accounts and funds shall receive eighty percent of their proportionate share of earnings based upon each account's or fund's average daily balance for the period: The aeronautics account, the aircraft search and rescue account, the county arterial preservation account, the department of licensing services account, the essential rail assistance account, the ferry bond retirement fund, the grade crossing protective fund, the high capacity transportation account, the highway bond retirement fund, the highway safety account, the motor vehicle fund, the motorcycle safety education account, the pilotage account, the public transportation systems account, the Puget Sound capital construction account, the Puget Sound ferry operations account, the recreational vehicle account, the rural arterial trust account, the safety and education account, the special category C account, the state patrol highway account, the transportation 2003 account, the transportation equipment fund, the transportation fund, the transportation improvement account, the transportation improvement board bond retirement account, and the urban arterial trust account.

       (5) In conformance with Article II, section 37 of the state Constitution, no treasury accounts or funds shall be allocated earnings without the specific affirmative directive of this section.

 

PART V - MISCELLANEOUS

 

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 501. Part headings used in this act are not any part of the law.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 502. 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. 503. 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 sections 201 through 402 of this act take effect July 1, 2003, and sections 101 and 102 of this act take effect August 1, 2003.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 504. Section 101 of this act is effective with registrations that are due or will become due August 1, 2003, and thereafter."

 

MOTION

 

      Senator Kohl-Welles moved that the following amendment to the striking amendment by Senators Horn and Haugen be adopted: On page 5, after line 11 of the amendment, insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION. Sec. 103. A new section is added to chapter 46.16 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) An additional fee of one hundred dollars shall be paid and collected upon vehicle tab renewal on each passenger vehicle that exceeds six thousand pounds gross vehicle weight if the passenger vehicle is also subject to the registration fee under RCW 46.16.0621.

       (2) The department of licensing shall administer and collect the fee at the same time and in the same manner as registration fees under RCW 46.16.0621.

       (3) Revenue from the fee shall be deposited into the multimodal transportation account in RCW 47.66.070.

       (4) The following vehicles are not subject to the fee under this section:

       (a) Trucks subject to the gross weight fee under RCW 46.16.070 in lieu of the registration fee under RCW 46.16.0621; and

       (b) Motor homes."

      Debate ensued.

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the amendment by Senator Kohl-Welles on page 5, line 11, to the striking amendment by Senators Horn and Haugen to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2231.

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

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the striking amendment by Senators Horn and Haugen to Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2231.

      The motion by Senator Horn carried and the striking amendment was adopted.

      There being no objection, the following title amendment was adopted:

       On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "financing;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "amending RCW 46.16.070, 46.68.035, 82.08.020, 82.12.020, 82.12.045, 82.08.064, 82.38.030, 82.38.035, 82.38.047, 46.09.170, 46.10.170, and 79A.25.070; reenacting and amending RCW 82.36.025, 46.68.090, 46.68.110, and 43.84.092; adding a new section to chapter 46.68 RCW; creating new sections; providing effective dates; and declaring an emergency."

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Horn, the rules were suspended, Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2231, as amended by the Senate, 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 House Bill No. 2231, as amended by the Senate.

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2231, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 29; Nays, 20; Absent, 0; Excused, 0.

     Voting yea: Senators Brown, Carlson, Eide, Fairley, Finkbeiner, Franklin, Fraser, Hale, Haugen, Hewitt, Horn, Jacobsen, Johnson, Kastama, Keiser, McAuliffe, Morton, Oke, Parlette, Prentice, Reardon, Rossi, Schmidt, Sheahan, Shin, Spanel, Swecker, West and Winsley - 29.

     Voting nay: Senators Benton, Brandland, Deccio, Doumit, Esser, Hargrove, Honeyford, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McCaslin, Mulliken, Poulsen, Rasmussen, Regala, Roach, Sheldon, B., Sheldon, T., Stevens, Thibaudeau and Zarelli - 20.

      ENGROSSED SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 2231, as amended by the Senate, 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.

 

PERSONAL PRIVILEGE

 

      Senator Horn: “A point of personal privilege, Mr. President. I want to thank the other members of the Highways and Transportation Committee for their fine work and cooperation on this budget process. I want to give special recognition, particularly, to Senator Finkbeiner and Senator Swecker on my side of the aisle and want to compliment Senator Haugen and her fine leadership that she has done on the opposite side of the aisle, as well as Senator Jacobsen and Senator Spanel. I think this is a budget that we have worked very closely together and I think it should solve the votes--split on both sides. It was worked as close to the center between the two bodies as you could possibly get. Thank you for all the cooperation on this budget. I look forward to trying to finish this for the rest of the session. I, particularly, want to give a compliment to our outstanding staff that we have. They have turned around things and just over night. I think both sides of the aisle appreciate the staff work without exception. They are the finest that I have worked with down here. Thank you very much.”

 

PERSONAL PRIVILEGE

 

      Senator Haugen: “A point of personal privilege, Mr. President. I, too, want to take the opportunity to thank our staff. I think we have the best staff in Olympia. Certainly, they have had a challenge this year with an engineer who did everything very straight and a sort of neurotic person on this side of the aisle, who wants to read everything. So, between the two of us, I think we drove them crazy. But, we really did have a good team. It was truly a bipartisan team working together to put together this revenue package and, also, this package that is really going to make a difference in the state of Washington. I think we can be proud of what the Senate has done. We have done something in a bipartisan manner both last year and this year and I hope we have set the stage for the future for transportation. Truly, it is a bipartisan issue. I really do hope that we are able to be successful this time, because if we don’t I really do

 

 

think that the quality of life, which all of us really care about, will be gone. Again, thank you, Senator Horn, for your allowing us to be a part of the process. Even with the taxes, we were glad to be there. Thank you.”

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Eide, Senator Fairley was excused.

 

SECOND READING

 

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1826, by House Committee on Criminal Justice and Corrections (originally sponsored by Representatives Veloria, McMahan, O'Brien, Kenney, Boldt, Mielke, Santos, Hudgins, Upthegrove, Simpson and Conway)

 

Including trafficking in persons in the criminal profiteering law.

 

      The bill was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      Senator Stevens moved that the following Committee on Children and Family Services and Corrections striking amendment be adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "Sec. 1. RCW 19.220.010 and 2002 c 115 s 2 are each amended to read as follows:

       (1) Each international matchmaking organization doing business in Washington state shall disseminate to a recruit, upon request, state background check information and ((marital)) personal history information relating to any Washington state resident about whom any information is provided to the recruit, in the recruit's native language. The organization shall notify all recruits that background check and ((marital)) personal history information is available upon request. The notice that background check and ((marital)) personal history information is available upon request shall be in the recruit's native language and shall be displayed in a manner that separates it from other information, is highly noticeable, and in lettering not less than one-quarter of an inch high.

       (2) If an international matchmaking organization receives a request for information from a recruit pursuant to subsection (1) of this section, the organization shall notify the Washington state resident of the request. Upon receiving notification, the Washington state resident shall obtain from the state patrol and provide to the organization the complete transcript of any background check information provided pursuant to RCW 43.43.760 based on a submission of fingerprint impressions and provided pursuant to RCW 43.43.838 and shall provide to the organization his or her ((marital)) personal history information. The organization shall require the resident to affirm that ((marital)) personal history information is complete and accurate((, and includes any information regarding marriages, annulments, and dissolutions which occurred in other states or countries)). The organization shall refrain from knowingly providing any further services to the recruit or the Washington state resident in regards to facilitating future interaction between the recruit and the Washington state resident until the organization has obtained the requested information and provided it to the recruit.

       (3) This section does not apply to a traditional matchmaking organization of a religious nature that otherwise operates in compliance with the laws of the countries of the recruits of such organization and the laws of the United States nor to any organization that does not charge a fee to any party for the service provided.

       (4) As used in this section:

       (a) "International matchmaking organization" means a corporation, partnership, business, or other legal entity, whether or not organized under the laws of the United States or any state, that does business in the United States and for profit offers to Washington state residents, including aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence and residing in Washington state, dating, matrimonial, or social referral services involving citizens of a foreign country or countries who are not residing in the United States, by: (i) An exchange of names, telephone numbers, addresses, or statistics; (ii) selection of photographs; or (iii) a social environment provided by the organization in a country other than the United States.

       (b) "((Marital)) Personal history information" means a declaration of the person's current marital status, the number of ((times)) previous marriages, annulments, and dissolutions for the person ((has previously been married)), and whether any previous marriages occurred as a result of receiving services from an international matchmaking organization; founded allegations of child abuse or neglect; and any existing no contact or antiharrassment protection orders. Personal history information shall include information from the state of Washington and any information from other states or countries.

       (c) "Recruit" means a noncitizen, nonresident person, recruited by an international matchmaking organization for the purpose of providing dating, matrimonial, or social referral services."

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Kohl-Welles, the following amendment by Senators Kohl-Wells, Hargrove and Stevens to the Committee on Children and Family Services and Corrections striking amendment was adopted:

       On page 2, line 28 of the amendment, after "existing" strike all material through "orders" and insert "orders under chapter 10.14, 10.99, or 26.50 RCW"

      The President declared the question before the Senate to be the adoption of the Committee on Children and Family Services and Corrections striking amendment, as amended, to Substitute House Bill No. 1826.

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

      There being no objection, the following title amendment was adopted:

       On page 1, line 1 of the title, after "persons;" strike the remainder of the title and insert "and amending RCW 19.220.010."

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Stevens, the rules were suspended, Substitute House Bill No. 1826, as amended by the Senate, 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 House Bill No. 1826, as amended by the Senate.

 

 

ROLL CALL

 

      The Secretary called the roll on the final passage of Substitute House Bill No. 1826, as amended by the Senate, and the bill passed the Senate by the following vote: Yeas, 46; Nays, 2; Absent, 0; Excused, 1.

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

     Voting nay: Senators Honeyford and Mulliken - 2.

       Excused - Fairley - 1.

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1826, as amended by the Senate, 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

 

      SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1061, by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Veloria, Kenney, Conway, Cox, Hunt, Clements, Morrell, Campbell, Kessler, Simpson, Wood and Berkey)

 

Authorizing associate degree pathways for persons in apprenticeship programs at community and technical colleges.

 

      The bill was read the second time.

 

MOTION

 

      On motion of Senator Carlson, the following Committee on Higher Education striking amendment was adopted:

       Strike everything after the enacting clause and insert the following:

       "NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. The legislature finds that:

       (1) Apprenticeships are very rigorous and highly structured programs with specific academic and work training requirements;

       (2) There is a misperception that apprenticeships are only for noncollege bound students; and

       (3) The state should expand opportunities for individuals to progress from an apprenticeship to college by creating pathways that build on the apprenticeship experience and permit apprentices to earn an associate degree.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. A new section is added to chapter 49.04 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) An apprenticeship committee may recommend to its community or technical college partner or partners that an associate degree pathway be developed for the committee's program.

       (2) In consultation with the state board for community and technical colleges, the apprenticeship committee and the college or colleges involved with the program shall consider the extent apprentices in the program are likely to pursue an associate degree and the extent a pathway could reduce redundancy of course requirements between the apprenticeship and a degree.

       (3) If the apprenticeship committee and the college or colleges involved with the program determine that a pathway would be beneficial for apprentices and assist them in obtaining an associate degree, the apprenticeship committee may request that a pathway be established as provided in section 3 of this act.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 3. A new section is added to chapter 28B.50 RCW to read as follows:

       (1) At the request of an apprenticeship committee pursuant to section 2 of this act, the community or technical college or colleges providing apprentice-related and supplemental instruction for an apprenticeship program shall develop an associate degree pathway for the apprentices in that program, if the necessary resources are available.

       (2) In developing a degree program, the community or technical college or colleges shall ensure, to the extent possible, that related and supplemental instruction is credited toward the associate degree and that related and supplemental instruction and other degree requirements are not redundant.

       (3) If multiple community or technical colleges provide related and supplemental instruction for a single apprenticeship committee, the colleges shall work together to the maximum extent possible to create consistent requirements for the pathway.

       NEW SECTION. Sec. 4. (1) The state board for community and technical colleges shall convene a work group to examine current laws, administrative rules, and practices regarding related and supplemental instruction for apprentices that is provided by community and technical colleges.

       (2) The objectives of the work group shall be to improve coordination of related and supplemental instruction by apprenticeship committees and community and technical colleges and remove or reduce barriers for apprentices to earn associate degrees. The work group shall develop comm