SB 5035

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

As Reported by Senate Committee On:

Ways & Means, April 11, 2013

Title: An act relating to the capital budget.

Brief Description: Adopting the 2013-2015 capital budget.

Sponsors: Senators Honeyford, Nelson and Shin; by request of Governor Gregoire.

Brief History:

Committee Activity: Ways & Means: 4/10/13, 4/11/13 [DPS, w/oRec].


Majority Report: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 5035 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass.

Signed by Senators Hill, Chair; Baumgartner, Vice Chair; Honeyford, Capital Budget Chair; Nelson, Assistant Ranking Member; Bailey, Becker, Braun, Hewitt, Padden, Parlette, Rivers, Schoesler and Tom.

Minority Report: That it be referred without recommendation.

Signed by Senators Hargrove, Ranking Member; Conway, Fraser, Hasegawa, Hatfield, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, Murray and Ranker.

Staff: Brian Sims (786-7431)

Background: The programs and agencies of state government are funded on a two-year basis, with each fiscal biennium beginning on July 1 of odd-numbered years. The Capital Budget generally includes appropriations for the acquisition, construction, and repair of capital assets such as land, buildings, and other infrastructure improvements. Funding for the Capital Budget is primarily from state general obligation bonds, with other funding derived from various dedicated taxes, fees, and state trust land revenues.

Summary of Bill (Recommended Substitute): The Omnibus 2013-15 Capital Budget authorizes new capital projects for state agencies and institutions of higher education for the 2013-15 fiscal biennium. For additional information, see the Capital Budget Summary published by the Senate Ways & Means Committee. Detailed information can be found at

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE (Recommended Substitute): Adjustments to appropriations and proviso language are made. Total appropriations are increase by $1.5 million.

Appropriation: Yes.

Fiscal Note: Not requested.

Committee/Commission/Task Force Created: No.

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

Staff Summary of Public Testimony: None.

Persons Testifying: No one.