ESSB 5035

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Synopsis as Enacted

Brief Description: Adopting the 2013-2015 capital budget.

Sponsors: Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Honeyford, Nelson and Shin; by request of Governor Gregoire).

Senate Committee on Ways & Means

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: 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

Votes on Final Passage:

Second Special Session








July 1, 2013.

Partial Veto Summary: The Governor vetoed a $250,000 study regarding school construction funding, including how school design influences student performance, and options for funding specialized school facilities such as skills centers.