ESSB 6052

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.


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Synopsis as Enacted

Brief Description: Making 2015 fiscal year and 2015-2017 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.

Sponsors: Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senator Hill).

Senate Committee on Ways & Means

Background: The operating expenses of state government and its agencies and programs are funded on a biennial basis by an Omnibus Operating Budget adopted by the Legislature in odd-numbered years. State operating expenses are paid from the state general fund and from various dedicated funds and accounts.

Summary: Biennial appropriations for the 2015-17 fiscal biennium for the various agencies and programs of the state are enacted, including appropriations for general government agencies, human services programs, natural resources agencies, and education institutions. In addition, supplemental operating appropriations are made for the 2013-2015 fiscal biennium. For additional information, see the budget summary materials published by the Senate Ways & Means Committee, which are available on the Internet at

Votes on Final Passage:

Third Special Session








June 30, 2015July 1, 2015 (Section 971)

Partial Veto Summary: The Governor vetoed six sections or subsections of the operating budget bill dealing with the Data Processing Revolving Fund, a study on clinical psychiatrists, school district accounting, LEOFF retirement system, Life Science Discovery Fund, and Health Care Authority.