S-3018.2
SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5883
State of Washington
65th Legislature
2017 Regular Session
By Senate Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senator Braun)
READ FIRST TIME 06/30/17.
AN ACT Relating to fiscal matters; amending RCW 19.118.110, 28B.15.210, 28B.15.310, 28B.35.370, 28B.50.360, 28B.95.092, 28B.115.070, 28B.122.050, 28C.04.535, 36.70A.725, 38.52.105, 41.26.450, 41.26.802, 41.60.050, 43.08.190, 43.09.475, 43.41.450, 43.43.839, 43.79.445, 43.79.460, 43.101.220, 43.101.200, 43.330.250, 43.320.110, 50.16.010, 66.08.170, 69.50.540, 70.105D.070, 71.24.580, 74.13.621, 77.12.201, 77.12.203, 79.64.040, 79.64.110, 79.105.150, 79A.80.090, 82.19.040, 82.19.040, 83.100.230, 39.26.200, and 79A.25.210; amending 2013 2nd sp.s. c 15 s 8 (uncodified); amending 2015 c 15 ss 8 and 9 (uncodified); amending 2017 c 313 s 201 (uncodified); amending 2016 sp.s. c 36 ss 112, 113, 114, 117, 119, 118, 120, 121, 124, 125, 127, 128, 130, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, 137, 139, 141, 143, 147, 148, 149, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 402, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 511, 512, 513, 514, 516, 517, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 613, 615, 617, 701, 706, 801, and 804 (uncodified); amending 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4 ss 125, 506, and 703 (uncodified); reenacting and amending RCW 43.155.050 and 43.155.050; adding new sections to 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4 (uncodified); adding a new section to chapter 43.31 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 43.41 RCW; adding a new section to chapter 28B.76 RCW; making appropriations; providing effective dates; providing an expiration date; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  (1) A budget is hereby adopted and, subject to the provisions set forth in the following sections, the several amounts specified in parts I through IX of this act, or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to accomplish the purposes designated, are hereby appropriated and authorized to be incurred for salaries, wages, and other expenses of the agencies and offices of the state and for other specified purposes for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019, except as otherwise provided, out of the several funds of the state hereinafter named.
(2) Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this act.
(a) "Fiscal year 2018" or "FY 2018" means the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018.
(b) "Fiscal year 2019" or "FY 2019" means the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.
(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. Unless otherwise specifically authorized in this act, any portion of an amount provided solely for a specified purpose which is not expended subject to the specified conditions and limitations to fulfill the specified purpose shall lapse.
PART I
GENERAL GOVERNMENT
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 101.  FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$37,642,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$39,205,000
Motor Vehicle AccountState Appropriation. . . .$2,011,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$78,858,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The speaker shall designate one member from each of the major caucuses in the house of representatives as a work group to facilitate public discussions throughout the state regarding Washington's tax structure. As part of this effort, the work group may hold up to seven public meetings in geographically dispersed areas of the state throughout the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. These discussions may include but are not limited to the advantages and disadvantages of the state's current tax structure and potential options to improve the current structure for the benefit of individuals, families, and businesses in Washington state. The work group is staffed by the office of program research. The work group may report to the house of representatives finance committee and other house of representatives committees upon request of the committee chair.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 102.  FOR THE SENATE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$26,369,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$29,451,000
Motor Vehicle AccountState Appropriation. . . .$1,903,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$57,723,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 103.  FOR THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMITTEE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$135,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$29,000
Performance Audits of GovernmentState Appropriation. . . .$8,619,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$8,783,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the joint legislative audit and review committee may adjust the due dates for projects included on the committee's 2017-2019 work plan as necessary to efficiently manage workload.
(2) The committee shall complete its analysis of fire suppression funding and costs for the department of natural resources and the state fire marshal. A report on the results of the analysis with any findings and recommendations shall be submitted to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 2017.
(3) $308,000 of the performance audits of government accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 303, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1594) (public records administration).
(4) $500,000 of the performance audits of government accountstate appropriation is provided solely for an evaluation and comparison of the cost efficiency of market rate housing in Washington versus publicly subsidized housing projects intended to assist low-income households.
(a) The comparison will include, but not be limited to, a comparison of the costs of:
(i) Land acquisition;
(ii) Preconstruction activities including development and design, environmental review, permitting, and other state and local review processes;
(iii) Construction and rehabilitation;
(iv) Capital and financing;
(v) Labor costs;
(vi) Construction administrative costs including legal, contract, and finance activities; and
(vii) Ongoing maintenance and operating of the housing constructed.
(b) The comparison will include a review of the department of commerce housing root cause analysis due to the governor on June 1, 2018. Included in the review will be a consideration of geographic and regional factors affecting costs. The report will include a recommendation for publicly available and easy to read sources and labels for each publicly subsidized housing project. For purposes of the evaluation and comparison, publicly subsidized housing project means housing that is funded, in whole or in part, by state, local, or federal funds or financing programs to assist low-income households.
(c) The evaluation must solicit input from interested housing stakeholders, including representatives from the Washington state affordable housing advisory board, the department of commerce, the Washington state housing finance commission, representatives from the private rental housing industry, housing authorities, community action agencies, local governments, and nonprofit and for-profit housing developers.
(d) The evaluation and comparison is due to the legislature by December 31, 2018.
(5) $100,000 of the performance audits of government accountstate appropriation is provided solely for an evaluation of: (a) The adequacy and effectiveness of the department of commerce office of youth homelessness performance based contracting with homelessness service providers; and (b) compliance with the performance measurement, reporting, and quality award program application requirements of chapter 43.185C RCW.
(6) The agency is directed to use its moneys in the savings incentive account for one-time relocation, furniture, equipment, and tenant improvements costs to move to the 1063 building.
(7)(a) $250,000 of the performance audit of governmentstate appropriation is provided solely for the committee to conduct a study of the employment services and community access services provided by the department of social and health services for individuals with a developmental disability. The study should explore the following topics:
(i) The costs and benefits associated with prevocational training programs;
(ii) The process of requesting and authorizing prevocational services;
(iii) The costs and benefits associated with employment programs, including a review of hours worked each month and the usage of job coaches;
(iv) The process of requesting and authorizing employment services, including a review of clients over the age of 21 who have requested service and received a denial due to a lack of funding;
(v) The costs and benefits associated with community access services; and
(vi) The process of requesting and authorizing community access services, including a review of who have been denied an exception to policy for community access services.
(b) The evaluation must solicit input from interested stakeholders to include, but not be limited to, the ARC of Washington, the developmental disabilities council, the Washington association of counties, and disability rights of Washington.
(c) The evaluation is due to the legislature by December 1, 2018.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 104.  FOR THE LEGISLATIVE EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Performance Audits of GovernmentState Appropriation. . . .$4,175,000
The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The agency is directed to use its moneys in the savings incentive account for one-time relocation, furniture, equipment, and tenant improvements costs to move to the 1063 building.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 105.  FOR THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE SYSTEMS COMMITTEE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$10,730,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$10,254,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$20,984,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 106.  FOR THE OFFICE OF THE STATE ACTUARY
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$302,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$308,000
State Health Care Authority Administrative AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$406,000
Department of Retirement Systems Expense     
AccountState Appropriation. . . .$5,110,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$6,126,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 107.  FOR THE STATUTE LAW COMMITTEE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$4,936,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$5,455,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$10,391,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 108.  FOR THE OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$4,043,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$4,485,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$8,528,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 109.  LEGISLATIVE AGENCIES
In order to achieve operating efficiencies within the financial resources available to the legislative branch, the executive rules committee of the house of representatives and the facilities and operations committee of the senate by joint action may transfer funds among the house of representatives, senate, joint legislative audit and review committee, legislative evaluation and accountability program committee, joint transportation committee, office of the state actuary, joint legislative systems committee, statute law committee, and office of legislative support services.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 110.  FOR THE SUPREME COURT
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$8,046,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$8,368,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$16,414,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 111.  FOR THE LAW LIBRARY
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$1,685,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$1,714,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$3,399,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 112.  FOR THE COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$1,340,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$1,236,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$2,576,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 113.  FOR THE COURT OF APPEALS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$18,077,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$18,860,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$36,937,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 114.  FOR THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE COURTS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$56,910,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$58,751,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$2,175,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$677,000
Judicial Information Systems AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$58,486,000
Judicial Stabilization Trust AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$6,691,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$183,690,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The distributions made under this subsection and distributions from the county criminal justice assistance account made pursuant to section 801 of this act constitute appropriate reimbursement for costs for any new programs or increased level of service for purposes of RCW 43.135.060.
(2) $1,399,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,399,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for school districts for petitions to juvenile court for truant students as provided in RCW 28A.225.030 and 28A.225.035. The administrator for the courts shall develop an interagency agreement with the superintendent of public instruction to allocate the funding provided in this subsection. Allocation of this money to school districts shall be based on the number of petitions filed. This funding includes amounts school districts may expend on the cost of serving petitions filed under RCW 28A.225.030 by certified mail or by personal service or for the performance of service of process for any hearing associated with RCW 28A.225.030.
(3)(a) $7,313,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $7,313,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for distribution to county juvenile court administrators to fund the costs of processing truancy, children in need of services, and at-risk youth petitions. The administrator for the courts, in conjunction with the juvenile court administrators, shall develop an equitable funding distribution formula. The formula shall neither reward counties with higher than average per-petition processing costs nor shall it penalize counties with lower than average per-petition processing costs.
(b) Each fiscal year during the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, each county shall report the number of petitions processed and the total actual costs of processing truancy, children in need of services, and at-risk youth petitions. Counties shall submit the reports to the administrator for the courts no later than 45 days after the end of the fiscal year. The administrator for the courts shall electronically transmit this information to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate fiscal committees no later than 60 days after a fiscal year ends. These reports are deemed informational in nature and are not for the purpose of distributing funds.
(4) $12,000,000 of the judicial information systems accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the continued implementation of the superior courts case management system. Of the amount appropriated, $8,300,000 is provided solely for expenditures in fiscal year 2018. The remaining appropriation of $3,700,000 is provided solely for expenditures in fiscal year 2019 and shall lapse and remain unexpended if the superior court case management system is not live and fully functional in Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Klickitat, Mason, Pacific, and Skamania counties by July 1, 2017, and Clallum, Jefferson, Kitsap, Skagit, and Whatcom counties by January 1, 2018.
(5) $4,339,000 of the judicial information systems accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the information network hub project.
(6)(a) $10,000,000 of the judicial information systems account—state appropriation is provided solely for other judicial branch information technology projects, including:
(i) The superior court case management system;
(ii) The courts of limited jurisdiction case management system;
(iii) Equipment replacement; and
(iv) Support staff for information technology projects.
(b) Expenditures from the judicial information systems account shall not exceed available resources. The office must coordinate with the steering committee for the superior court case management system and the steering committee for the courts of limited jurisdiction case management system to prioritize expenditures for judicial branch information technology projects. For any competitive procurement using amounts appropriated, the office of the chief information officer must review the qualifications and proposed work plan of the apparently successful bidder prior to final selection and review the proposed vendor contract prior to its execution. The office shall not enter into any contract using appropriated amounts that would cause total information technology expenditures to exceed projected resources in the judicial information systems account in the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium.
(7) $406,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $405,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the statewide fiscal impact on Thurston county courts. The administrative office of the courts must collaborate with Thurston county to create a new fee formula that accurately represents the state's impact on Thurston county courts.
(8) $53,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for implementation of chapter 272, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1163) (domestic violence).
(9) $61,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $58,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 268, Laws of 2017 (2SHB 1402) (incapacitated persons/rights).
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 115.  FOR THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENSE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$41,558,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$42,539,000
Judicial Stabilization Trust AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$3,710,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$87,807,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The amounts provided include funding for expert and investigative services in death penalty personal restraint petitions.
(2) $1,101,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,101,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for parents representation program costs related to increased parental rights termination filings from the department of social and health services permanency initiative.
(3) $900,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $900,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the purpose of improving the quality of trial court public defense services. The department must allocate these amounts so that $450,000 per fiscal year is distributed to counties, and $450,000 per fiscal year is distributed to cities, for grants under chapter 10.101 RCW.
(4) $2,384,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $3,364,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the office to complete the expansion of the parents representation program in the following counties: Adams, Douglas, Island, Lewis, Lincoln, Okanogan, San Juan, Walla Walla, and the remainder of Pierce.
(5) $490,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $490,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the parents for parents program. Funds must be used to expand services in four new sites, and maintain and improve service models for the current programs in Grays Harbor/Pacific, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Spokane, and Thurston/Mason counties.
(6) $432,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $432,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for vendor rate increases. Of the amounts provided in this subsection, $188,000 each fiscal year is provided solely for an increase in the rate for contracted social workers. 
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 116.  FOR THE OFFICE OF CIVIL LEGAL AID
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$14,855,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$16,490,000
Judicial Stabilization Trust AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$1,463,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$32,808,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) An amount not to exceed $40,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and an amount not to exceed $40,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 may be used to provide telephonic legal advice and assistance to otherwise eligible persons who are sixty years of age or older on matters authorized by RCW 2.53.030(2) (a) through (k) regardless of household income or asset level.
(2) $1,075,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,600,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the office to partially implement the civil legal aid reinvestment plan.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 117.  FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$6,406,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$5,833,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$12,239,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $703,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $703,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the office of the education ombuds.
(2) $730,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1661 (child, youth, families/department). The amount of state and federal funding to be transferred from the department of social and health services to the department of children, youth, and families for the working connections child care services, administration, and staff must be included in the report required by the bill on how to incorporate the staff responsible for determining eligibility for the working connections child care program into the department of children, youth, and families. If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 118.  FOR THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$833,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$859,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$90,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,782,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 119.  FOR THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$2,826,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$2,872,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$5,698,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 120.  FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$15,131,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$13,465,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$7,801,000
Public Records Efficiency, Preservation, and Access     
AccountState Appropriation. . . .$9,223,000
Charitable Organization Education AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$673,000
Local Government Archives AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$10,946,000
Election AccountFederal Appropriation. . . .$4,387,000
Washington State Heritage Center AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$10,383,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$72,009,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $3,301,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely to reimburse counties for the state's share of primary and general election costs and the costs of conducting mandatory recounts on state measures. Counties shall be reimbursed only for those odd-year election costs that the secretary of state validates as eligible for reimbursement.
(2)(a) $2,932,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $3,011,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for contracting with a nonprofit organization to produce gavel-to-gavel television coverage of state government deliberations and other events of statewide significance during the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. The funding level for each year of the contract shall be based on the amount provided in this subsection. The nonprofit organization shall be required to raise contributions or commitments to make contributions, in cash or in kind, in an amount equal to forty percent of the state contribution. The office of the secretary of state may make full or partial payment once all criteria in this subsection have been satisfactorily documented.
(b) The legislature finds that the commitment of on-going funding is necessary to ensure continuous, autonomous, and independent coverage of public affairs. For that purpose, the secretary of state shall enter into a contract with the nonprofit organization to provide public affairs coverage.
(c) The nonprofit organization shall prepare an annual independent audit, an annual financial statement, and an annual report, including benchmarks that measure the success of the nonprofit organization in meeting the intent of the program.
(d) No portion of any amounts disbursed pursuant to this subsection may be used, directly or indirectly, for any of the following purposes:
(i) Attempting to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation by the legislature of the state of Washington, by any county, city, town, or other political subdivision of the state of Washington, or by the congress, or the adoption or rejection of any rule, standard, rate, or other legislative enactment of any state agency;
(ii) Making contributions reportable under chapter 42.17 RCW; or
(iii) Providing any: (A) Gift; (B) honoraria; or (C) travel, lodging, meals, or entertainment to a public officer or employee.
(3) Any reductions to funding for the Washington talking book and Braille library may not exceed in proportion any reductions taken to the funding for the library as a whole.
(4) $15,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $15,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, $4,000 of the public records efficiency, preservation and access account, and $2,253,000 of the local government archives account appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 303, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1594) (public records administration).
(5) The office of the secretary of state will enter into an agreement with the office of the attorney general to reimburse costs associated with the requirements of chapter 303, Laws of 2017.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 121.  FOR THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$289,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$276,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$565,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The office shall assist the department of enterprise services on providing the government-to-government training sessions for federal, state, local, and tribal government employees. The training sessions shall cover tribal historical perspectives, legal issues, tribal sovereignty, and tribal governments. Costs of the training sessions shall be recouped through a fee charged to the participants of each session. The department of enterprise services shall be responsible for all of the administrative aspects of the training, including the billing and collection of the fees for the training.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 122.  FOR THE COMMISSION ON ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN AFFAIRS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$253,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$263,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$516,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 123.  FOR THE STATE TREASURER
State Treasurer's Service AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$18,918,000
The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: $75,000 of the state treasurer's service accountstate appropriation is provided solely to establish a task force on public infrastructure and a publicly-owned depository. The task force must examine the scope of financial needs for local governments for constructing public infrastructure; the feasibility of creating a publicly-owned depository to facilitate investment in, and financing of, public infrastructure systems that will increase public health and safety, and leverage the financial capital and resources of Washington state by working in partnership with financial institutions that benefit local communities, or with community-based organizations, economic development organizations, local governments, guaranty agencies, and other stakeholder groups to create jobs and economic opportunities within our state for public benefit.
(1) The task force will consist of one member from each of the two largest caucuses of the senate appointed by the president of the senate; one member from each of the two largest caucuses of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; members representing a small sized state-chartered bank, a medium sized state-chartered bank, a federally chartered bank, local governments, and four citizens with a background in financial issues or public infrastructure selected by the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives; and the attorney general, the state auditor, the treasurer, and the governor, or their designees. The task force will ensure that ample opportunity for input from interested stakeholders is provided. The department of commerce, the department of financial institutions, and the treasurer must cooperate with the task force and provide information and assistance at the request of the task force.
(2) The task force will report any recommendations identified by the task force that involve statutory changes, funding recommendations, or administrative action to the legislature as draft legislation by December 1, 2017.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 124.  FOR THE STATE AUDITOR
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$28,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$32,000
State Auditing Services Revolving AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$10,219,000
Performance Audit of Government AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$3,019,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$13,298,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $774,000 of the performance audit of government accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the state auditor's office to conduct a performance audit of the department of health focused on the fee setting for each health profession licensed by the department. The performance audit must include, but is not limited to:
(a) A review of each health profession's process for setting application, licensure, renewal, examination, and indirect fees;
(b) A review of the costs of running each health profession program or board;
(c) An analysis of how any moneys collected as indirect charges levied on a health profession are used by the department; and
(d) A review of any department policies or procedures that have been adopted in an attempt to reduce the fee levels of any of the health professions.
(e) A final report of the performance audit must be submitted to the appropriate legislative policy and fiscal committees by December 1, 2018.
(2) $1,585,000 of the performance audit of government accountstate appropriation is provided solely for staff and related costs to verify the accuracy of reported school district data submitted for state funding purposes; conduct school district program audits of state-funded public school programs; establish the specific amount of state funding adjustments whenever audit exceptions occur and the amount is not firmly established in the course of regular public school audits; and to assist the state special education safety net committee when requested.
(3) $667,000 of the performance audits of government accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the state auditor's office to conduct a performance audit of Washington charter public schools to satisfy the requirement to contract for an independent performance audit pursuant to RCW 28A.710.030(2). The final report of the performance audit must be submitted to the appropriate legislative policy committees by June 30, 2018. The audit must include eight schools currently in their first year of operation and, subject to the availability of data, must address the following questions:
(a) Whether the charter school has a charter contract that includes performance provisions based on a performance framework that sets forth academic and operational performance indicators, measures, and metrics;
(b) Whether the charter school performance framework includes indicators, measures, and metrics for student academic proficiency, student academic growth, achievement gaps in both proficiency and growth between major student subgroups, attendance, recurrent enrollment from year to year, financial performance and sustainability, and charter school board compliance with applicable laws, rules and terms of the charter contract; and
(c) Whether the charter school performance framework includes a disaggregation of student performance data by major student subgroups, including gender, race and ethnicity, poverty status, special education status, English language learner status, and highly capable status.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 125.  FOR THE CITIZENS' COMMISSION ON SALARIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$204,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$205,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$409,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 126.  FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$8,641,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$8,951,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$6,969,000
New Motor Vehicle Arbitration AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$1,145,000
Legal Services Revolving AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$245,290,000
Tobacco Prevention and Control AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$273,000
Medicaid Fraud Penalty AccountState Appropriation. . . .$3,526,000
Public Service Revolving AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$2,373,000
Child Rescue FundState Appropriation. . . .$550,000
Local Government Archives AccountState Appropriation. . . .$660,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$278,378,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The attorney general shall report each fiscal year on actual legal services expenditures and actual attorney staffing levels for each agency receiving legal services. The report shall be submitted to the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the senate and house of representatives no later than ninety days after the end of each fiscal year. As part of its by agency report to the legislative fiscal committees and the office of financial management, the office of the attorney general shall include information detailing the agency's expenditures for its agency-wide overhead and a breakdown by division of division administration expenses.
(2) Prior to entering into any negotiated settlement of a claim against the state that exceeds five million dollars, the attorney general shall notify the director of financial management and the chairs of the senate committee on ways and means and the house of representatives committee on appropriations.
(3) The attorney general shall annually report to the fiscal committees of the legislature all new cy pres awards and settlements and all new accounts, disclosing their intended uses, balances, the nature of the claim or account, proposals, and intended timeframes for the expenditure of each amount. The report shall be distributed electronically and posted on the attorney general's web site. The report shall not be printed on paper or distributed physically.
(4) $353,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $353,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a grant to the Washington coalition of crime victim advocates to provide training, certification, and technical assistance for crime victim service center advocates.
(5) $92,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $91,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 163, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1055) (military members/pro bono).
(6) $49,000 of the legal services revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for implementation of chapter 268, Laws of 2017 (2SHB 1402) (incapacitated persons/rights).
(7) $276,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $259,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 294, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5835) (health outcomes/pregnancy).
(8) $22,000 of the legal services revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for implementation of chapter 295, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1258) (first responders/disability).
(9) $35,000 of the legal services revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for implementation of chapter 249, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1714) (nursing staffing/hospitals).
(10) $361,000 of the legal services revolving accountstate appropriation and $660,000 of the local government archives accountstate appropriation are provided solely for implementation of chapter 303, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1594) (public records administration).
(11) $40,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 243, Laws of 2017 (HB 1352) (small business owners).
(12) $67,000 of the legal services revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 320, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5322) (dentists and third parties).
(13) $11,000 of the legal services revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 53, Laws of 2017 (2SHB 1120) (regulatory fairness act).
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 127.  FOR THE CASELOAD FORECAST COUNCIL
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$1,606,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$1,576,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$3,182,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: In addition to caseload forecasts for common schools as defined in RCW 43.88C.010(7), during the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium the council must provide a separate forecast of enrollment for charter schools authorized by chapter 28A.710 RCW.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 128.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$64,989,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$65,634,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$295,855,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$8,623,000
Public Works Assistance AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$8,092,000
Drinking Water Assistance Administrative     
AccountState Appropriation. . . .$508,000
Lead Paint AccountState Appropriation. . . .$238,000
Building Code Council AccountState Appropriation. . . .$15,000
Home Security Fund AccountState Appropriation. . . .$48,400,000
Affordable Housing for All AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$13,867,000
Financial Fraud and Identity Theft Crimes     
Investigation and Prosecution AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$1,974,000
Low-Income Weatherization and Structural     
Rehabilitation Assistance AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$1,398,000
Community and Economic Development Fee AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$4,630,000
Washington Housing Trust AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$12,617,000
Prostitution Prevention and Intervention Account     
State Appropriation. . . .$26,000
Public Facility Construction Loan Revolving     
AccountState Appropriation. . . .$842,000
Drinking Water Assistance AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$46,000
Liquor Revolving AccountState Appropriation. . . .$5,613,000
Energy Freedom AccountState Appropriation. . . .$6,000
Liquor Excise Tax AccountState Appropriation. . . .$665,000
Economic Development Strategic Reserve AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$5,611,000
Financial Services Regulation AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$468,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$540,117,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) Repayments of outstanding mortgage and rental assistance program loans administered by the department under RCW 43.63A.640 shall be remitted to the department, including any current revolving account balances. The department shall collect payments on outstanding loans, and deposit them into the state general fund. Repayments of funds owed under the program shall be remitted to the department according to the terms included in the original loan agreements.
(2) $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a grant to resolution Washington to building statewide capacity for alternative dispute resolution centers and dispute resolution programs that guarantee that citizens have access to low-cost resolution as an alternative to litigation.
(3) $375,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $375,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a grant to the retired senior volunteer program.
(4) The department shall administer its growth management act technical assistance and pass-through grants so that smaller cities and counties receive proportionately more assistance than larger cities or counties.
(5) $375,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $375,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely as pass-through funding to Walla Walla Community College for its water and environmental center.
(6) $5,602,000 of the economic development strategic reserve accountstate appropriation is provided solely for associate development organizations. During the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, the department shall consider an associate development organization's total resources when making contracting and fund allocation decisions, in addition to the schedule provided in RCW 43.330.086.
(7) $5,607,000 of the liquor revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the department to contract with the municipal research and services center of Washington.
(8)(a) $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, $24,734,000 of the home security fundstate appropriation, and $8,860,000 of the affordable housing for all accountstate appropriation are provided solely for the consolidated homeless grant. Of the amounts appropriated, $5,000,000 is provided solely for emergency assistance to homeless families in the temporary assistance for needy families program.
(b) The department must distribute appropriated amounts from the home security account through performance-based contracts that require, at a minimum, monthly reporting of performance and financial metrics. The contracts must require that auditable documentation for the performance and financial metrics be provided to the joint legislative audit and review committee as requested for performance audits.
(9) $700,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $700,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to identify and invest in strategic growth areas, support key sectors, and align existing economic development programs and priorities. The department must consider Washington's position as the most trade-dependent state when identifying priority investments. The department must engage states and provinces in the northwest as well as associate development organizations, small business development centers, chambers of commerce, ports, and other partners to leverage the funds provided. For each dollar expended, the department must receive a one hundred percent match. The match may be provided by the department through nongeneral fund sources, or any partnering governments or organizations. Sector leads established by the department must include the industries of: (a) Tourism; (b) agriculture, wood products, and other natural resource industries; and (c) clean technology and renewable and nonrenewable energy. The department may establish these sector leads by hiring new staff, expanding the duties of current staff, or working with partner organizations and or other agencies to serve in the role of sector lead.
(10) The department is authorized to require an applicant to pay an application fee to cover the cost of reviewing the project and preparing an advisory opinion on whether a proposed electric generation project or conservation resource qualifies to meet mandatory conservation targets.
(11) Within existing resources, the department shall provide administrative and other indirect support to the developmental disabilities council.
(12) $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the expansion of the current long-term care ombuds program to meet the immediate needs of individuals by advocating on behalf of and protecting residents of long-term care facilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
(13) Within existing resources, the department of commerce shall consult with key crime victim services stakeholders to inform decisions about the funding distribution for federal fiscal years 2017-2019 victims of crime act victim assistance funding. These stakeholders must include, at a minimum, children's advocacy centers of Washington, Washington association of prosecuting attorneys, Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, Washington coalition against domestic violence, Washington coalition of sexual assault programs, Washington coalition of crime victim advocates, at least one representative from a child health coalition, and other organizations as determined by the department. Funding distribution considerations shall include, but are not limited to, geographic distribution of services, underserved populations, age of victims, best practices, and the unique needs of individuals, families, youth, and children who are victims of crime.
(14) $643,000 of the liquor excise tax accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the department of commerce to provide fiscal note assistance to local governments.
(15) $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the northwest agriculture business center.
(16) $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the regulatory roadmap program for the construction industry and to identify and coordinate with businesses in key industry sectors to develop additional regulatory roadmap tools.
(17) $1,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Washington new Americans program.
(18) $94,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $253,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 268, Laws of 2017 (2SHB 1402) (incapacitated persons/rights).
(19) $60,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely as a grant to the Hoh Indian tribe for critical infrastructure, including a backup electrical power generator to address recurrent power outages in the community.
(20) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for capacity-building grants through the Latino community fund to promote and improve education, economic empowerment, arts and culture, civic engagement, health, and environmental justice for Latino communities in Washington state.
(21) $643,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $643,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to contract with a private, nonprofit organization to provide developmental disability ombuds services.
(22) $39,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $39,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 290, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1109) (victims of sexual assault).
(23) $1,000,000 of the home security fundstate appropriation, $2,000,000 of the Washington housing trust accountstate appropriation, and $1,000,000 of the affordable housing for all accountstate appropriation are provided solely for the department of commerce for services to homeless families and youth through the Washington youth and families fund.
(24)(a) $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $2,500,000 of the home security fundstate appropriation are provided solely for the office of homeless youth prevention and protection programs to:
(i) Contract with other public agency partners to test innovative program models that prevent youth from exiting public systems into homelessness; and
(ii) Support the development of an integrated services model, increase performance outcomes, and ensure providers have the necessary skills and expertise to effectively operate youth programs.
(b) Of the amounts provided in this subsection, $1,750,000 is provided solely for the department to decrease homelessness of youth under 18 years of age though increasing shelter capacity statewide with preference given to increasing the number of contracted HOPE beds and crisis residential center beds.
(c) The department must distribute appropriated amounts from the home security account through performance-based contracts that require, at a minimum, monthly reporting of performance and financial metrics. The contracts must require that auditable documentation for the performance and financial metrics be provided to the joint legislative audit and review committee as requested for performance audits.
(25) $140,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $140,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to create a behavioral health supportive housing administrator within the department to coordinate development of effective behavioral health housing options and services statewide to aide in the discharge of individuals from the state psychiatric hospitals. This position must work closely with the health care authority, department of social and health services, and other entities to facilitate linkages among disparate behavioral health community bed capacity-building efforts. This position must work to integrate building infrastructure capacity with ongoing supportive housing benefits, and must also develop and maintain a statewide inventory of mental health community beds by bed type.
(26)(a) $1,000,000 of the home security fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,000,000 of the home security fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to administer the grant program required in chapter 43.185C RCW, linking homeless students and their families with stable housing.
(b) The department must distribute appropriated amounts from the home security account through performance-based contracts that require, at a minimum, monthly reporting of performance and financial metrics. The contracts must require that auditable documentation for the performance and financial metrics be provided to the joint legislative audit and review committee as requested for performance audits.
(27) $990,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,980,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for 150 community beds for individuals with a history of mental illness. Currently, there is little to no housing specific to populations with these co-occurring disorders; therefore, the department must consider how best to develop new bed capacity in combination with individualized support services, such as intensive case management and care coordination, clinical supervision, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and vocational and employment services. Case-management and care coordination services must be provided. Increased case-managed housing will help to reduce the use of jails and emergency services and will help to reduce admissions to the state psychiatric hospitals. The department must coordinate with the health care authority and the department of social and health services in establishing conditions for the awarding of these funds. The department must contract with local entities to provide a mix of (a) shared permanent supportive housing; (b) independent permanent supportive housing; and (c) low and no-barrier housing beds for people with a criminal history, substance abuse disorder, and/or mental illness.
Priority for permanent supportive housing must be given to individuals on the discharge list at the state psychiatric hospitals or in community psychiatric inpatient beds whose conditions present significant barriers to timely discharge.
(28) $557,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $557,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to design and administer the achieving a better life experience program.
(29) $512,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely to complete the requirements of the agricultural labor skills and safety grant program in chapter 43.330 RCW. This program expires July 1, 2018.
(30) $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 225, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5713) (skilled worker program).
(31) $50,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $50,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the wildfire project in the Wenatchee valley to provide public education on wildfire and forest health issues.
(32) $167,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $167,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for community mobilization grants to safe Yakima and safe streets of Tacoma to foster community engagement through neighborhood organizing, law enforcement-community partnerships, neighborhood watch programs, youth mobilization, and business engagement.
(33)(a) $83,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $83,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to create el nuevo camino pilot project for the purpose of addressing serious youth gang problems in midsize counties in eastern Washington. El nuevo camino pilot project must include one grant to an eligible applicant for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. The department shall adopt policies and procedures as necessary to administer the pilot project, including the application process, disbursement of the grant award to the selected applicant, and tracking compliance and measuring outcomes.
(b) An eligible applicant:
(i) Is a county located in Washington or its designee;
(ii) Is located east of the Cascade mountain range with an estimated county population between ninety thousand and one hundred thousand as of January 1, 2017;
(iii) Has an identified gang problem;
(iv) Pledges and provides a minimum of sixty percent of matching funds over the same time period of the grant;
(v) Has established a coordinated effort with committed partners, including law enforcement, prosecutors, mental health practitioners, and schools;
(vi) Has established goals, priorities, and policies in compliance with the requirements of (c) of this subsection; and
(vii) Demonstrates a clear plan to engage in long-term antigang efforts after the conclusion of the pilot project.
(c) The grant recipient must:
(i) Work to reduce youth gang crime and violence by implementing the comprehensive gang model of the federal juvenile justice and delinquency prevention act of 1974;
(ii) Increase mental health services to unserved and underserved youth by implementing the best practice youth mental health model of the national center for mental health and juvenile justice;
(iii) Work to keep high-risk youth in school, reenroll dropouts, and improve academic performance and behavior by engaging in a grass roots team approach in schools with the most serious youth violence and mental health problems, which must include a unique and identified team in each district participating in the project;
(iv) Hire a project manager and quality assurance coordinator;
(v) Adhere to recommended quality control standards for Washington state research-based juvenile offender programs as set forth by the Washington state institute for public policy; and
(vi) Report to the department by September 1, 2019, with the following:
(A) The number of youth and adults served through the project and the types of services accessed and received;
(B) The number of youth satisfactorily completing chemical dependency treatment in the county;
(C) The estimated change in domestic violence rates;
(D) The estimated change in gang participation and gang violence;
(E) The estimated change in dropout and graduation rates;
(F) The estimated change in overall crime rates and crimes typical of gang activity;
(G) The estimated change in recidivism for youth offenders in the county; and
(H) Other information required by the department or otherwise pertinent to the pilot project.
(d) The department shall report the information from (c)(vi) of this subsection and other relevant data to the legislature and the governor by October 1, 2019.
(34)(a) During the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, the department must revise its agreements and contracts with vendors to include a provision to require that each vendor agrees to equality among its workers by ensuring similarly employed individuals are compensated as equals as follows:
(i) Employees are similarly employed if the individuals work for the same employer, the performance of the job requires comparable skill, effort, and responsibility, and the jobs are performed under similar working conditions. Job titles alone are not determinative of whether employees are similarly employed;
(ii) Vendors may allow differentials in compensation for its workers based in good faith on any of the following:
(A) A seniority system; a merit system; a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; a bona fide job-related factor or factors; or a bona fide regional difference in compensation levels.
(B) A bona fide job-related factor or factors may include, but not be limited to, education, training, or experience, that is: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and accounts for the entire differential.
(C) A bona fide regional difference in compensation level must be: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and account for the entire differential.
(b) The provision must allow for the termination of the contract if the department or department of enterprise services determines that the vendor is not in compliance with this agreement or contract term.
(c) The department must implement this provision with any new contract and at the time of renewal of any existing contract.
(35) $102,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $75,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 315, Laws of 2017 (ESB 5128) (incremental energy).
(36) $26,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $12,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 279, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1988) (vulnerable youth guardians).
(37) $468,000 of the financial services regulation accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the family prosperity account program.
(38) The department is authorized to suspend issuing any nonstatutorily required grants or contracts of an amount less than $1,000,000 per year.
(39) The entire home security account appropriation in this section is provided solely for administration through performance-based contracts that require, at a minimum, monthly reporting of performance and financial metrics. The contracts must require that auditable documentation for the performance and financial metrics be provided to the joint legislative audit and review committee as requested for performance audits.
(40)(a) $250,000 of the public works assistance accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the department to contract with a consultant to study strategies for increasing the competitiveness of rural businesses in securing local government contracts within their same rural county, and for providing outreach services to employers in rural communities. The consultant must:
(i) Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization;
(ii) Be located in a county with a population of less than two million; and
(iii) Provide statewide business representation and expertise with relevant experience in the evaluation of rural economies.
(b) The study must include the following:
(i) An analysis of the net economic and employment impacts to rural communities of awarding local government contracts to businesses outside the rural county in comparison to awarding local government contracts to businesses based in the same rural county;
(ii) A survey of local government entities to collect relevant data to include but not be limited to: The total number and amount of contracts awarded in 2015 and 2016 by local governments in rural counties; the number and amount of contracts awarded to businesses based in rural counties in comparison to the number and amounts awarded to businesses based in nonrural counties; the number of contracts where a rural business responded to a request for proposal but was not the minimum bidder; the percentage spread between the rural business and the lowest bidder; and the number of times the local government moved to the next most qualified bidder in a request for qualification out of the total professional service contracts awarded;
(iii) A review of current regulations and best practices in other jurisdictions. The study must identify existing policy barriers, if present, and potential policy changes to increase the competitiveness of rural businesses in securing local government contracts within their same geographic region, including but not be limited to the risks and benefits of establishing a preference for local businesses for rural government contracts; and
(iv) Discussion on the implications for projects that receive federal funding.
The study must be provided to the office of financial management and fiscal committees of the legislature by December 31, 2017.
(c) The department's external relations division must expand existing outreach services offered to rural employers to include training on processes to compete effectively for public works contracts within their communities. The external relations division must receive training on contract law to better support their outreach services. The cost of the training may not exceed $10,000.
(41) $40,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $40,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Federal Way day center to provide housing and other assistance to persons over 18 experiencing homelessness.
(42) $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5254 (buildable lands and zoning). If this bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(43) $700,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $600,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for staff and upgrades to the homeless management information system.
(44) $50,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the department to conduct a study on the current state of data center industry in Washington and whether changes to existing state policies would result in additional investment and job creation in Washington as well as advance the development of the state's technology ecosystems. The study is due to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2017.
(45) $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for 2018 is provided solely for the department to formulate a statewide tourism marketing plan in collaboration with a nonprofit statewide tourism organization as provided in Substitute Senate Bill No. 5251.
(46) $80,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $80,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely as a grant to Klickitat county for a land use planner to process a backlog of permits that have not been processed by the Columbia river gorge commission due to lack of funds.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 129.  FOR THE ECONOMIC AND REVENUE FORECAST COUNCIL
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$850,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$905,000
Lottery Administrative AccountState Appropriation. . . .$50,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,805,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 130.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$11,711,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$11,956,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$39,716,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$501,000
Economic Development Strategic Reserve AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$314,000
Personnel Service FundState Appropriation. . . .$8,882,000
Higher Education Personnel Services AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$1,497,000
Performance Audits of Government AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$621,000
Statewide Information Technology System Development
Revolving AccountState Appropriation. . . .$6,503,000
OFM Central ServicesState Appropriation. . . .$19,237,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$100,938,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The appropriations in this section represent a transfer of expenditure authority of $4,000,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation from the health care authority to the office of financial management to implement chapter 246, Laws of 2015 (all-payer health care claims database).
(2)(a) The student achievement council and all institutions of higher education eligible to participate in the state need grant shall ensure that data needed to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the state need grant program are promptly transmitted to the education data center so that it is available and easily accessible. The data to be reported must include but not be limited to:
(i) The number of state need grant recipients;
(ii) The number of students on the unserved waiting list of the state need grant;
(iii) Persistence and completion rates of state need grant recipients and students on the state need grant unserved waiting list, disaggregated by institutions of higher education;
(iv) State need grant recipients and students on state need grant unserved waiting list grade point averages; and
(v) State need grant program costs.
(b) The student achievement council shall submit student unit record data for the state need grant program applicants and recipients to the education data center.
(3) $149,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $144,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to implement chapter 172, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1741) (educator preparation data/PESB).
(4) $84,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $75,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to implement chapter 53, Laws of 2017 (2SHB 1120) (regulatory fairness act).
(5) The office of financial management must perform a legal and policy review of whether the lead organization of the statewide health claims database established in chapter 43.371 RCW may collect certain data from drug manufacturers and use this data to bring greater public transparency to prescription drug prices. Specifically, the review must analyze whether the organization may collect and use manufacturer's pricing data on high-cost new and existing prescription drugs, including itemized production and sales data and Canadian pricing. The office of financial management must report by December 15, 2017, to the health care committees of the legislature the results of the study and any necessary legislation to authorize the collection of pricing data and to produce public analysis and reports that help promote prescription drug transparency.
(6) $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $131,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $139,000 of the personnel service accountstate appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1661 (children, youth, families department). The cost allocation contract must include a determination of the amount of administrative funding to be transferred between appropriations in sections 223(1) and 223(2) of this act to section 222(3) of this act for the new department of children, youth, and families. If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(7) $4,503,000 of the statewide information technology system development revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for readiness activities related to the One Washington replacement project to modernize and improve administrative systems and related business processes across state government over a multi-biennia time period and this project is subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act. The funding provided in this subsection is for conducting business warehouse planning and system integrations and contracting with a strategic partner for the design of the long-term program blueprint detailing the readiness, planning, and implementation activities related to this project. Legislative expectation is that the strategic partner selected for this design of this long-term blueprint will have proven experience in successfully managing similar efforts in other states or jurisdictions and that the ultimate project scope will integrate performance information and provide information on discrete units of costs for state governmental activities with the goal of improved management and efficiency. The office of financial management will provide the needed management support for this design effort and will ensure that state agencies fully participate in this initial design effort, including the office of chief information officer. The office of financial management will provide quarterly reports to the legislative fiscal committees and the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee. Before submitting additional funding requests for this project, the office of financial management will submit a comprehensive detailed feasibility study and financial plan for the project to the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee.
(8) $4,000,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation is provided solely for the procurement and implementation of the Washington state all payer claims database project and this project is subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(9) $140,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $140,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the authority to incorporate long-term inpatient care as defined in RCW 71.24.025 into the psychiatric managed care capitation risk model. The model shall be submitted to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2017. The model must integrate civil inpatient psychiatric hospital services including ninety and one hundred eighty day commitments provided in state hospitals or community settings into medicaid managed care capitation rates and nonmedicaid contracts. The model should phase-in the financial risk such that managed care organizations bear full financial risk for long-term civil inpatient psychiatric hospital commitments beginning January 2020. The model must address strategies to ensure that the state is able to maximize the state's allotment of federal disproportionate share funding.
(10) The office of financial management will convene a work group consisting of the department of social and health services and appropriate fiscal and policy staff from the house of representatives office of program research and senate committee services for the purpose of reviewing language traditionally added to section 201 in supplemental operating omnibus appropriations acts to allow the department to transfer moneys between sections of the act and to allow for moneys that are provided solely for a specified purpose to be used for other than that purpose. The work group will review the department's use of the language, develop options to reduce or eliminate the need for this language, and explore revisions to the language. The work group must also discuss alternatives to the language to achieve the shared goal of balancing expenditures to appropriation while preserving the legislature's ability to direct policy through appropriation. Alternatives should include increased use of supplemental budget decision packages, the creation of a reserve fund for unanticipated expenditures, and other measures the work group develops.
(11) Within existing resources, the labor relations section shall produce a report annually on workforce data and trends for the previous fiscal year. At a minimum, the report must include a workforce profile; information on employee compensation, including salaries and cost of overtime; and information on retention, including average length of service and workforce turnover.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 131.  FOR THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS
Administrative Hearings Revolving AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$38,898,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 132.  FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE LOTTERY
Lottery Administrative AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$28,028,000
The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) No portion of this appropriation may be used for acquisition of gaming system capabilities that violate state law.
(2) Pursuant to RCW 67.70.040, the commission shall take such action necessary to reduce by $6,000,000 each fiscal year the total amount of compensation paid to licensed lottery sales agents. It is anticipated that the result of this action will reduce retail commissions to an average of 5.1 percent of sales.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 133.  FOR THE COMMISSION ON HISPANIC AFFAIRS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$258,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$268,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$526,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 134.  FOR THE COMMISSION ON AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$268,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$254,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$522,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 135.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF RETIREMENT SYSTEMS—OPERATIONS
Department of Retirement Systems Expense
AccountState Appropriation. . . .$56,498,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 136.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$140,954,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$138,496,000
Timber Tax Distribution AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$6,772,000
Waste Reduction/Recycling/Litter ControlState     
Appropriation. . . .$157,000
State Toxics Control AccountState Appropriation. . . .$112,000
Business License AccountState Appropriation. . . .$28,211,000
Performance Audits of Government AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$4,640,000
Financial Services Regulation AccountState
Appropriations. . . .$5,000,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$324,342,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $5,628,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $5,628,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $11,257,000 of the business license accountstate appropriation are provided solely for the taxpayer legacy system replacement project.
(2) The department must renegotiate the contract for the collection and distribution of the Regional Transit Authority sales tax under RCW 81.104.107 and the Regional Transit Authority rental car tax under RCW 81.104.160 so that the administration fee for the collection and distribution of the taxes is set at one percent. This new contract must be in place by January 1, 2018.
(3) Prior to the suspension of the streamlined sales tax mitigation program established under chapter 82.14 RCW, the department must analyze if and when expected revenue gains from the provisions of sections 201 through 213 of House Bill No. 2163 will be equal to or exceed revenue losses to local taxing districts, as measured under the streamlined sales tax mitigation system from the switch to destination sourcing of sales tax. The analysis must include a comprehensive review of tax, wage, census, and economic data. The review must consider online sales tax and streamlined sales tax mitigation trends for areas with rich concentrations of warehousing distribution and manufacturing centers. The department must provide a report and recommendations to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature by November 1, 2018. If House Bill No. 2163 (revenue) is not enacted by July 31, 2017, this subsection is void.
(4) $8,028,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $6,304,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of House Bill No. 2163 (revenue). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 137.  FOR THE BOARD OF TAX APPEALS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$1,409,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$1,438,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$2,847,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 138.  FOR THE OFFICE OF MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
OMWBE Enterprises AccountState Appropriation. . . .$4,887,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 139.  FOR THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$4,615,000
Insurance Commissioners Regulatory AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$59,548,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$64,163,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $48,000 of the insurance commissioners regulatory accountstate appropriation is provided solely for implementation of chapter 103, Laws of 2017 (EHB 1450) (title insurance rating orgs.).
(2) $12,000 of the insurance commissioners regulatory accountstate appropriation is provided solely for implementation of chapter 49, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1027) (surplus line broker licenses).
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 140.  FOR THE STATE INVESTMENT BOARD
State Investment Board Expense AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$48,916,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 141.  FOR THE LIQUOR AND CANNABIS BOARD
Dedicated Marijuana FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$10,400,000
Dedicated Marijuana FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$9,596,000
Liquor Revolving AccountState Appropriation. . . .$69,578,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$2,912,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$372,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$393,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$50,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$93,301,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $11,000 of the liquor revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 96, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1351) (sale of spirits, beer and wine).
(2) The liquor and cannabis board may require electronic payment of the marijuana excise tax levied by RCW 69.50.535. The liquor and cannabis board may allow a waiver to the electronic payment requirement for good cause as provided by rule.
(3) $1,420,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $885,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the marijuana traceability system used to track the production, processing, and retail sale of each marijuana product as it moves through the regulated recreational and medical marketplace. The board may accept a proposal for a traceability system that is less than the amounts appropriated within this section if the proposal meets the board's requirements. The traceability system is subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(4) $93,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $70,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to implement and enforce vapor products licensing, packaging, and sales regulations pursuant to chapter 38, Laws of 2016 (ESSB 6328).
(5) Within existing resources, the state liquor and cannabis board shall establish a way by which any inspection or approval of a marijuana processor's professional closed loop systems, equipment, extraction operation, and facilities, may be performed by a qualified person or entity other than a local fire code official, in the event that a local fire code official does not perform such an inspection or approval as required by state liquor and cannabis board rule.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 142.  FOR THE UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$16,464,000
Public Service Revolving AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$40,248,000
Pipeline Safety AccountState Appropriation. . . .$3,412,000
Pipeline Safety AccountFederal Appropriation. . . .$3,072,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$63,196,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) By December 31, 2017, the commission shall report findings and recommendations to the energy committees of the legislature on best practices and policies for electric utilities to develop distributed energy resource plans, applying the traditional utility regulatory principles of fairness, efficiency, reliability, and revenue stability. The report must address: A review of policies and practices for distributed energy resource planning in other states, an inventory of current utility distribution planning practices and capabilities in Washington, and recommendations for using distributed energy resource planning to inform utility integrated resource plans.
(2) $2,093,000 of the public service revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the commission to cover the costs of moving its offices to a new location, in cooperation with the department of enterprise services.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 143.  FOR THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$7,676,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$7,910,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$118,521,000
Enhanced 911 AccountState Appropriation. . . .$51,857,000
Disaster Response AccountState Appropriation. . . .$29,433,000
Disaster Response AccountFederal Appropriation. . . .$81,560,000
Military Department Rent and Lease AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$615,000
Worker and Community Right-to-Know AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$2,339,000
Oil Spill Prevention AccountState Appropriation. . . .$1,028,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$300,939,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The military department shall submit a report to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees on October 1st and February 1st of each year detailing information on the disaster response account, including: (a) The amount and type of deposits into the account; (b) the current available fund balance as of the reporting date; and (c) the projected fund balance at the end of the 2017-2019 biennium based on current revenue and expenditure patterns.
(2) $40,000,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation is provided solely for homeland security, subject to the following conditions: Any communications equipment purchased by local jurisdictions or state agencies shall be consistent with standards set by the Washington state interoperability executive committee.
(3) $100,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the conditional scholarship program pursuant to chapter 28B.103 RCW.
(4) $5,389,000 of the enhanced 911 account—state appropriation is provided solely for transitioning to an internet protocol based next generation 911 network and increased network costs during the transition and hardware required for the new system. The department's activities and procurement is a major information technology project subject to oversight and review by the office of the chief information officer.
(5) $11,000,000 of the enhanced 911 accountstate appropriation is provided solely for financial assistance to counties.
(6) $2,000,000 of the enhanced 911 accountstate appropriation is provided solely for one-time grants to small and medium-sized, rural counties for replacement of equipment necessary to maintain 911 service after the state's transition to a next generation 911 system, including reimbursement of replacement and upgrades that have already been made.
(7) $784,000 of the disaster response account—state appropriation is provided solely for fire suppression training and equipment to national guard soldiers and airmen.
(8) $38,000 of the enhanced 911 accountstate appropriation is provided solely for implementation of chapter 295, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1258) (first responders/disability).
(9) $372,000 of the disaster response accountstate appropriation is provided solely for implementation of chapter 312, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5046) (language of public notices).
(10) Appropriations provided to the department are sufficient to fund the administrative costs associated with implementation of chapter 173, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1802) (veterans/shared leave access).
(11) $951,000 of the disaster response accountstate appropriation is provided solely to Okanogan and Ferry counties to continue to address deficiencies within their communications infrastructure for 911 dispatch. Funding will be used to replace failing radio dispatching hardware within 911 dispatch centers; build interoperable communications between each county's dispatch center such that each can serve as a back-up to the other; and build upon the existing wireless microwave network for 911 calls, dispatch centers, and first responder radio operations.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 144.  FOR THE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS COMMISSION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$2,076,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$2,251,000
Higher Education Personnel Services AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$1,327,000
Personnel Service AccountState Appropriation. . . .$4,032,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$9,686,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 145.  FOR THE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
Certified Public Accountants' AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$2,907,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 146.  FOR THE FORENSIC INVESTIGATION COUNCIL
Death Investigations AccountState Appropriation. . . .$633,000
The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $250,000 of the death investigations account appropriation is provided solely for providing financial assistance to local jurisdictions in multiple death investigations. The forensic investigation council shall develop criteria for awarding these funds for multiple death investigations involving an unanticipated, extraordinary, and catastrophic event or those involving multiple jurisdictions.
(2) $210,000 of the death investigations account appropriation is provided solely for providing financial assistance to local jurisdictions in identifying human remains.
(3) $130,000 of the death investigations account appropriation is provided solely for the council to establish a statewide case management system for coroners and medical examiners. The council must confer with the state association of coroners and medical examiners in the implementation of the system.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 147.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE SERVICES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$4,368,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$4,405,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$102,000
Building Code Council AccountState Appropriation. . . .$1,056,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$9,931,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $4,031,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $4,082,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the payment of facilities and services charges, utilities and contracts charges, public and historic facilities charges, and capital projects surcharges allocable to the senate, house of representatives, statute law committee, legislative support services, joint legislative systems committee, and office of support services. The department shall allocate charges attributable to these agencies among the affected revolving funds. The department shall maintain an interagency agreement with these agencies to establish performance standards, prioritization of preservation and capital improvement projects, and quality assurance provisions for the delivery of services under this subsection. The legislative agencies named in this subsection shall continue to enjoy all of the same rights of occupancy and space use on the capitol campus as historically established.
(2) In accordance with RCW 46.08.172 and 43.135.055, the department is authorized to increase parking fees in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 as necessary to meet the actual costs of conducting business.
(3) Before any agency may purchase a passenger motor vehicle as defined in RCW 43.19.560, the agency must have written approval from the director of the department of enterprise services. Agencies that are exempted from the requirement are the Washington state patrol, Washington state department of transportation, and the department of natural resources.
(4) From the fee charged to master contract vendors, the department shall transfer to the office of minority and women's business enterprises in equal monthly installments $1,500,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $1,300,000 in fiscal year 2019.
(5) The risk management system project funded through the risk management administration account created in RCW 4.92.220 is subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(6)(a) During the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, the department must revise its master contracts with vendors, including cooperative purchasing agreements under RCW 39.26.060, to include a provision to require that each vendor agrees to equality among its workers by ensuring similarly employed individuals are compensated as equals as follows:
(i) Employees are similarly employed if the individuals work for the same employer, the performance of the job requires comparable skill, effort, and responsibility, and the jobs are performed under similar working conditions. Job titles alone are not determinative of whether employees are similarly employed;
(ii) Vendors may allow differentials in compensation for its workers based in good faith on any of the following:
(A) A seniority system; a merit system; a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; a bona fide job-related factor or factors; or a bona fide regional difference in compensation levels.
(B) A bona fide job-related factor or factors may include, but not be limited to, education, training, or experience, that is: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and accounts for the entire differential.
(C) A bona fide regional difference in compensation level must be: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and account for the entire differential.
(b) The provision must allow for the termination of the contract if the public entity using the contract or agreement of the department of enterprise services determines that the vendor is not in compliance with this agreement or contract term.
(c) The department must implement this provision with any new contract and at the time of renewal of any existing contract.
(d) Any cost for the implementation of this section must be recouped from the fees charged to master contract vendors.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 148.  FOR THE BOARD FOR VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS
Volunteer Firefighters' and Reserve Officers'     
Administrative AccountState Appropriation. . . .$1,216,000
The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: $256,000 of the volunteer firefighters' and reserve officers' relief and pension administrative accountstate appropriation is provided solely to the pension and benefit tracking system project and are subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 149.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$1,607,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$1,633,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$2,228,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$264,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$5,732,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $103,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $103,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for archaeological determinations and excavations of inadvertently discovered skeletal human remains, and removal and reinterment of such remains when necessary.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 150. FOR THE CONSOLIDATED TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AGENCY
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$187,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$188,000
Consolidated Technology Services Revolving
Account—State Appropriation . . . .$19,136,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$19,511,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $7,263,000 of the consolidated technology services revolving accountstate appropriation is for the office of the chief information officer.
(2) $9,443,000 of the consolidated technology services revolving accountstate appropriation is for the office of cyber security.
(3) The consolidated technology services agency shall work with customer agencies using the Washington state electronic records vault (WASERV) to identify opportunities to:
(a) Reduce storage volumes and costs associated with vault records stored beyond the agencies' record retention schedules; and
(b) Assess a customized service charge as defined in chapter 304, Laws of 2017 for costs of using WASERV to prepare data compilations in response to public records requests.
(4) The consolidated technology services agency shall provide desktop support services without charging a per device fee to the following agencies: The governor's office of Indian affairs, the commission on Asian Pacific American affairs, the citizen's commission on salaries for elected officials, the commission on Hispanic affairs, and the commission on African-American affairs. The consolidated technology services agency must not withhold or reduce desktop support services provided to small agencies that had been receiving desktop support services and had not previously received appropriations provided specifically for the purpose of reimbursing the consolidated technology services agency for those services.
(5) In conjunction with the office of the chief information officer's prioritization of proposed information technology expenditures, agency budget requests for proposed information technology expenditures shall include the following: The agency's priority ranking of each information technology request; the estimated cost for the current biennium; the estimated total cost of the request over all biennia; and the expected timeline to complete the request. The office of the chief information officer and the office of financial management may request agencies to include additional information on proposed information technology expenditure requests.
(6) The consolidated technology services agency must not increase fees charged for existing services without prior approval by the office of financial management. The agency may develop fees to recover the actual cost of new infrastructure to support increased use of cloud technologies.
(7) $500,000 of the consolidated technology services revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the agency, in collaboration with the office of financial management, to conduct a zero-based budget review of the agency's services. Information and analysis submitted by the department for the zero-based review under this subsection shall include:
(a) A statement of the statutory basis or other basis for the creation of each program or service and the history of each program or service that is being reviewed;
(b) A description of how each program or service fits within the strategic plan and goals of the agency and an analysis of the quantified objectives of each program or service within the agency;
(c) Any available performance measures indicating the effectiveness and efficiency of each program or service;
(d) A description with supporting cost and staffing data of each program or service and the populations served by each program or service, and the level of funding and staff required to accomplish the goals of the program or service if different than the actual maintenance level;
(e) An analysis of the major costs and benefits of operating each program or service and the rationale for specific expenditure and staffing levels;
(f) An analysis estimating each program's or service's administrative and other overhead costs;
(g) An analysis of the levels of services provided;
(h) An analysis estimating the amount of funds or benefits that actually reach the intended recipients; and
(i) An analysis and recommendations for alternative service delivery models that would save money or improve service quality.
(8) $1,779,000 of the consolidated technology services revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the Washington business onestop portal.
(9) Within existing resources, the agency must provide oversight of state procurement and contracting for information technology goods and services by the department of enterprise services.
(End of part)
PART II
HUMAN SERVICES
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 201.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
(1) The appropriations to the department of social and health services in this act shall be expended for the programs and in the amounts specified in this act. Appropriations made in this act to the department of social and health services shall initially be allotted as required by this act. Subsequent allotment modifications shall not include transfers of moneys between sections of this act except as expressly provided in this act, nor shall allotment modifications permit moneys that are provided solely for a specified purpose to be used for other than that purpose.
(2) The department of social and health services shall not initiate any services that require expenditure of state general fund moneys unless expressly authorized in this act or other law. The department may seek, receive, and spend, under RCW 43.79.260 through 43.79.282, federal moneys not anticipated in this act as long as the federal funding does not require expenditure of state moneys for the program in excess of amounts anticipated in this act. If the department receives unanticipated unrestricted federal moneys, those moneys shall be spent for services authorized in this act or in any other legislation providing appropriation authority, and an equal amount of appropriated state general fund moneys shall lapse. Upon the lapsing of any moneys under this subsection, the office of financial management shall notify the legislative fiscal committees. As used in this subsection, "unrestricted federal moneys" includes block grants and other funds that federal law does not require to be spent on specifically defined projects or matched on a formula basis by state funds.
(3) The legislature finds that medicaid payment rates, as calculated by the department pursuant to the appropriations in this act, bear a reasonable relationship to the costs incurred by efficiently and economically operated facilities for providing quality services and will be sufficient to enlist enough providers so that care and services are available to the extent that such care and services are available to the general population in the geographic area. The legislature finds that cost reports, payment data from the federal government, historical utilization, economic data, and clinical input constitute reliable data upon which to determine the payment rates.
(4) The department shall to the maximum extent practicable use the same system for delivery of spoken-language interpreter services for social services appointments as the one established for medical appointments in the health care authority. When contracting directly with an individual to deliver spoken language interpreter services, the department shall only contract with language access providers who are working at a location in the state and who are state-certified or state-authorized, except that when such a provider is not available, the department may use a language access provider who meets other certifications or standards deemed to meet state standards, including interpreters in other states.
(5) Information technology projects or investments and proposed projects or investments impacting time capture, payroll and payment processes and systems, eligibility, case management, and authorization systems within the department of social and health services are subject to technical oversight by the office of the chief information officer.
(6)(a) The department shall facilitate enrollment under the medicaid expansion for clients applying for or receiving state funded services from the department and its contractors. Prior to open enrollment, the department shall coordinate with the health care authority to provide referrals to the Washington health benefit exchange for clients that will be ineligible for medicaid.
(b) To facilitate a single point of entry across public and medical assistance programs, and to maximize the use of federal funding, the health care authority, the department of social and health services, and the health benefit exchange will coordinate efforts to expand HealthPlanfinder access to public assistance and medical eligibility staff. The department shall complete medicaid applications in the HealthPlanfinder for households receiving or applying for public assistance benefits.
(7) In accordance with RCW 71.24.380, the health care authority and the department are authorized to purchase medical and behavioral health services through integrated contracts upon request of all of the county authorities in a regional service area to become an early adopter of fully integrated purchasing of medical and behavioral health services. The department may combine and transfer such amounts appropriated under sections 204, 208, and 213 of this act as may be necessary to fund early adopter contracts. The amount of medicaid funding transferred from each program may not exceed the average per capita cost assumed in this act for individuals covered by that program, actuarially adjusted for the health condition of persons enrolled, times the number of clients enrolled. The amount of non-medicaid funding transferred from sections 204 and 208 may not exceed the amount that would have been contracted with a behavioral health organization if the county authorities had not requested to become an early adopter of fully integrated purchasing. These limits do not apply to the amounts provided in section 204(1)(s) of this act. If any funding that this act provides solely for a specific purpose is transferred under this subsection, that funding must be used consistently with the provisions and conditions for which it was provided.
(8) In accordance with RCW 71.24.380, the department is authorized to purchase mental health and substance use disorder services through integrated contracts with behavioral health organizations. The department may combine and transfer such amounts appropriated under sections 204 and 208 of this act as may be necessary to finance these behavioral health organization contracts. If any funding that this act provides solely for a specific purpose is transferred under this subsection, that funding must be used consistently with the provisions and conditions for which it was provided.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 202.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES—CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$348,992,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$265,365,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$1,477,000
Domestic Violence Prevention AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$1,002,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$616,836,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $748,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely to contract for the operation of one pediatric interim care center. The center shall provide residential care for up to thirteen children through two years of age. Seventy-five percent of the children served by the center must be in need of special care as a result of substance abuse by their mothers. The center shall also provide on-site training to biological, adoptive, or foster parents. The center shall provide at least three months of consultation and support to the parents accepting placement of children from the center. The center may recruit new and current foster and adoptive parents for infants served by the center. The department shall not require case management as a condition of the contract.
(2) $253,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the costs of hub home foster families that provide a foster care delivery model that includes a licensed hub home. Use of the hub home model is intended to support foster parent retention, improve child outcomes, and encourage the least restrictive community placements for children in out-of-home care.
(3) $579,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $55,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely for a receiving care center east of the Cascade mountains.
(4) $990,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for services provided through children's advocacy centers.
(5) $1,351,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for implementation of performance-based contracts for family support and related services pursuant to RCW 74.13B.020.
(6) $9,474,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $6,022,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely for family assessment response.
(7) $94,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for a contract with a child advocacy center in Spokane to provide continuum of care services for children who have experienced abuse or neglect and their families.
(8) $1,874,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $560,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the children's administration to reduce the caseload ratios of social workers serving children in foster care to promote decreased lengths of stay and to make progress towards achievement of the Braam settlement caseload outcome.
(9)(a) $539,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $328,000 of the general fund private/local appropriation, and $126,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for a contract with an educational advocacy provider with expertise in foster care educational outreach. The amounts in this subsection are provided solely for contracted education coordinators to assist foster children in succeeding in K-12 and higher education systems and to assure a focus on education during the department's transition to performance-based contracts. Funding must be prioritized to regions with high numbers of foster care youth, or regions where backlogs of youth that have formerly requested educational outreach services exist. The children's administration is encouraged to use private matching funds to maintain educational advocacy services.
(b) The children's administration shall contract with the office of the superintendent of public instruction, which in turn shall contract with a nongovernmental entity or entities to provide educational advocacy services pursuant to RCW 28A.300.590.
(10) The children's administration shall continue to implement policies to reduce the percentage of parents requiring supervised visitation, including clarification of the threshold for transition from supervised to unsupervised visitation prior to reunification.
(11) $111,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $26,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for a base rate increase for licensed family child care providers. In addition, $45,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $11,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for increasing paid professional days from three days to five days for licensed family child care providers. Amounts in this subsection are provided solely for the 2017-2019 collective bargaining agreement covering family child care providers as set forth in section 940 of this act. Amounts provided in this section are contingent upon the enactment of Senate Bill No. 5969 (transparency in public employee collective bargaining). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the appropriation in this subsection shall lapse.
(12) $159,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $65,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 265, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1867) (extended foster care).
(13) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for a contract with a national nonprofit organization to, in partnership with private matching funds, subcontract with a community organization for specialized, enhanced adoption placement services for legally free children in state custody. The contract must supplement, but not supplant, the work of the children's administration to secure permanent adoptive homes for children.
(14) $375,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $56,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the children's administration to develop, implement, and expand strategies to improve the capacity, reliability, and effectiveness of contracted visitation services for children in temporary out-of-home care and their parents and siblings. Strategies may include, but are not limited to, increasing mileage reimbursement for providers, offering transportation-only contract options, and mechanisms to reduce the level of parent-child supervision when doing so is in the best interest of the child. The children's administration must submit an analysis of the strategies and associated outcomes no later than October 1, 2018.
(15) $63,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $19,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1661 (child, youth, families/department). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(16) The children's administration is encouraged to control exceptional reimbursement decisions so that the child's needs are met without excessive costs.
(17) $839,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $160,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for a six percent base rate increase for child care center providers, effective September 1, 2017.
(18) $1,230,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $78,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to increase the travel reimbursement for in-home service providers.
(19) $160,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $3,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 207, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1819) (paperwork requirements).
(20) $25,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for an entity in Yakima county to provide advocacy and support services to children in foster care.
(21) $203,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the department to conduct biennial inspections and certifications of facilities, both overnight and day shelters, that serve those who are under 18 years of age and are homeless.
(22) $863,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $573,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to implement Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5890 (foster care and adoption). Within the amounts provided in this subsection, $366,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $174,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for short-term care for licensed foster families. If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 203.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES—JUVENILE REHABILITATION PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$95,885,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$97,123,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$3,464,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$1,985,000
Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority Account     
State Appropriation. . . .$196,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$198,653,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $331,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $331,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for deposit in the county criminal justice assistance account for costs to the criminal justice system associated with the implementation of chapter 338, Laws of 1997 (juvenile code revisions). The amounts provided in this subsection are intended to provide funding for county adult court costs associated with the implementation of chapter 338, Laws of 1997 and shall be distributed in accordance with RCW 82.14.310.
(2) $2,841,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,841,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for grants to county juvenile courts for the following juvenile justice programs identified by the Washington state institute for public policy (institute) in its report: "Inventory of Evidence-based, Research-based, and Promising Practices for Prevention and Intervention Services for Children and Juveniles in the Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Mental Health Systems." Additional funding for this purpose is provided through an interagency agreement with the health care authority. County juvenile courts shall apply to the juvenile rehabilitation administration for funding for program-specific participation and the administration shall provide grants to the courts consistent with the per-participant treatment costs identified by the institute.
(3) $1,537,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,537,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for expansion of the following juvenile justice treatments and therapies in juvenile rehabilitation administration programs identified by the Washington state institute for public policy in its report: "Inventory of Evidence-based, Research-based, and Promising Practices for Prevention and Intervention Services for Children and Juveniles in the Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Mental Health Systems." The administration may concentrate delivery of these treatments and therapies at a limited number of programs to deliver the treatments in a cost-effective manner.
(4)(a) $6,198,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $6,198,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to implement evidence- and research-based programs through community juvenile accountability grants, administration of the grants, and evaluations of programs funded by the grants. In addition to funding provided in this subsection, funding to implement alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs for locally committed offenders is provided through an interagency agreement with the health care authority.
(b) The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall administer a block grant to county juvenile courts for the purpose of serving youth as defined in RCW 13.40.510(4)(a) in the county juvenile justice system. Funds dedicated to the block grant include: Consolidated juvenile service (CJS) funds, community juvenile accountability act (CJAA) grants, chemical dependency/mental health disposition alternative (CDDA), and suspended disposition alternative (SDA). The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall follow the following formula and must prioritize evidence-based programs and disposition alternatives and take into account juvenile courts program-eligible youth in conjunction with the number of youth served in each approved evidence-based program or disposition alternative: (i) Thirty-seven and one-half percent for the at-risk population of youth ten to seventeen years old; (ii) fifteen percent for the assessment of low, moderate, and high-risk youth; (iii) twenty-five percent for evidence-based program participation; (iv) seventeen and one-half percent for minority populations; (v) three percent for the chemical dependency and mental health disposition alternative; and (vi) two percent for the suspended dispositional alternatives. Funding for the special sex offender disposition alternative (SSODA) shall not be included in the block grant, but allocated on the average daily population in juvenile courts. Funding for the evidence-based expansion grants shall be excluded from the block grant formula. Funds may be used for promising practices when approved by the juvenile rehabilitation administration and juvenile courts, through the community juvenile accountability act committee, based on the criteria established in consultation with Washington state institute for public policy and the juvenile courts.
(c) If Second Substitute House Bill No. 1280 (referred and diverted youth) is enacted, then the administration must implement a stop-loss policy when allocating funding under (b) of this subsection in the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. Under the stop-loss policy, funding formula changes may not result in a funding loss for any juvenile court of more than two percent from one year to the next. The committee in (d) of this subsection must establish a minimum base level of funding for juvenile courts with lower numbers of at-risk youth age 10 – 17. The administration must report to the legislature by December 1, 2018, about how funding is used for referred youth and the impact of that use on overall use of funding. If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, this subsection is null and void.
(d) The juvenile rehabilitation administration and the juvenile courts shall establish a block grant funding formula oversight committee with equal representation from the juvenile rehabilitation administration and the juvenile courts. The purpose of this committee is to assess the ongoing implementation of the block grant funding formula, utilizing data-driven decision making and the most current available information. The committee will be co-chaired by the juvenile rehabilitation administration and the juvenile courts, who will also have the ability to change members of the committee as needed to achieve its purpose. The committee may make changes to the formula categories in (b) of this subsection if it determines the changes will increase statewide service delivery or effectiveness of evidence-based program or disposition alternative resulting in increased cost/benefit savings to the state, including long-term cost/benefit savings. The committee must also consider these outcomes in determining when evidence-based expansion or special sex offender disposition alternative funds should be included in the block grant or left separate.
(e) The juvenile courts and administrative office of the courts must collect and distribute information and provide access to the data systems to the juvenile rehabilitation administration and the Washington state institute for public policy related to program and outcome data. The juvenile rehabilitation administration and the juvenile courts must work collaboratively to develop program outcomes that reinforce the greatest cost/benefit to the state in the implementation of evidence-based practices and disposition alternatives.
(5) $98,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $98,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to the juvenile block grant funding formula oversight committee described in subsection (4)(d) of this section to contract with research entities to: (a) Assist juvenile justice programs identified as promising practices or research-based in undergoing the research necessary to demonstrate that the program is evidence-based; and (b) establish an annual, county-level evaluation of existing evidence-based juvenile justice programs.
(6) $557,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $557,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for funding of the teamchild project.
(7) $283,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $283,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the juvenile detention alternatives initiative.
(8) $500,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $500,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a grant program focused on criminal street gang prevention and intervention. The juvenile rehabilitation administration may award grants under this subsection. The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall give priority to applicants who have demonstrated the greatest problems with criminal street gangs. Applicants composed of, at a minimum, one or more local governmental entities and one or more nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations that have a documented history of creating and administering effective criminal street gang prevention and intervention programs may apply for funding under this subsection. Each entity receiving funds must report to the juvenile rehabilitation administration on the number and types of youth served, the services provided, and the impact of those services on the youth and the community.
(9) The juvenile rehabilitation institutions may use funding appropriated in this subsection to purchase goods and supplies through hospital group purchasing organizations when it is cost-effective to do so.
(10) $75,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the department to coordinate the examination of data associated with juvenile gang and firearm offenses. The review of data must include information from the administrative office of the courts, the office of the superintendent of public instruction, the office of financial managementeducation research data center, the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs, the caseload forecast council, and the department of corrections. For the purpose of carrying out the data review, named organizations are authorized to share data to include details of criminal arrest and conviction data. The department shall report to the governor and the appropriate legislative committees by February 1, 2018, with any recommendations for public policy that increases public safety.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 204.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES—MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
(1) COMMUNITY SERVICES/BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$391,457,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$409,108,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$1,021,705,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$17,864,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2018). . . .$3,684,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2019). . . .$3,684,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,847,502,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) For the purposes of this subsection, amounts provided for behavioral health organizations shall also be available for the health care authority to contract with entities that assume the responsibilities of behavioral health organizations in regions in which the health care authority is purchasing medical and behavioral health services through fully integrated contracts pursuant to RCW 71.24.380.
(b) $6,590,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $6,590,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $7,620,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the department and behavioral health organizations to continue to contract for implementation of high-intensity programs for assertive community treatment (PACT) teams. In determining the proportion of medicaid and nonmedicaid funding provided to behavioral health organizations with PACT teams, the department shall consider the differences between behavioral health organizations in the percentages of services and other costs associated with the teams that are not reimbursable under medicaid. The department may allow behavioral health organizations which have nonmedicaid reimbursable costs that are higher than the nonmedicaid allocation they receive under this section to supplement these funds with local dollars or funds received under (g) of this subsection. The department and behavioral health organizations shall maintain consistency with all essential elements of the PACT evidence-based practice model in programs funded under this section.
(c) From the general fundstate appropriations in this subsection, the department shall assure that behavioral health organizations reimburse the department of social and health services aging and long term support administration for the general fundstate cost of medicaid personal care services that enrolled behavioral health organization consumers use because of their psychiatric disability.
(d) $3,520,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation is provided solely for the department to maintain a pilot project to put peer bridging staff into each behavioral health organization as part of the state psychiatric liaison teams to promote continuity of service as individuals return to their communities. The department must collect data and submit a report to the office of financial management and the appropriate committees of the legislature on the impact of peer staff on state hospital discharges and community placements by December 1, 2017.
(e) $6,858,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $4,023,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for new crisis triage or stabilization centers. The department must seek proposals from behavioral health organizations for the use of these funds based on regional priorities. Services in these facilities may include crisis stabilization and intervention, individual counseling, peer support, medication management, education, and referral assistance. The department shall monitor each center's effectiveness at lowering the rate of state psychiatric hospital admissions.
(f) $15,862,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely to assist behavioral health organizations with the costs of providing services to medicaid clients receiving services in psychiatric facilities classified as institutions of mental diseases. The department must distribute these amounts proportionate to the number of bed days for medicaid clients in institutions for mental diseases that were excluded from behavioral health organization fiscal year 2018 capitation rates because they exceeded the amounts allowed under federal regulations. The department must also use these amounts to directly pay for costs that are ineligible for medicaid reimbursement in institutions of mental disease facilities for American Indian and Alaska Natives who opt to receive behavioral health services on a fee for service basis. The amounts used for these individuals must be reduced from the allocation of the behavioral health organization where the individual resides. If a behavioral health organization receives more funding through this subsection than is needed to pay for the cost of their medicaid clients in institutions for mental diseases, they must use the remainder of the amounts to provide other services not covered under the medicaid program. The department must apply for a waiver from the center for medicaid and medicare services to allow for the full cost of stays in institutions of mental diseases to be included in fiscal year 2019 behavioral health organization capitation rates. The department must submit a report on the status of the waiver to the office of financial management and the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2017.
(g) $81,930,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $81,930,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for persons and services not covered by the medicaid program. To the extent possible, levels of behavioral health organization spending shall be maintained in the following priority order: Crisis and commitment services; community inpatient services; and residential care services, including personal care and emergency housing assistance. These amounts must be distributed to behavioral health organizations proportionate to the fiscal year 2017 allocation of flexible nonmedicaid funds. The department must include the following language in medicaid contracts with behavioral health organizations unless they are provided formal notification from the center for medicaid and medicare services that the language will result in the loss of federal medicaid participation: "The contractor may voluntarily provide services that are in addition to those covered under the state plan, although the cost of these services cannot be included when determining payment rates unless including these costs are specifically allowed under federal law or an approved waiver."
(h) The department is authorized to continue to contract directly, rather than through contracts with behavioral health organizations for children's long-term inpatient facility services.
(i) $1,125,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,125,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Spokane county behavioral health organization to implement services to reduce utilization and the census at eastern state hospital. Such services shall include:
(A) High intensity treatment team for persons who are high utilizers of psychiatric inpatient services, including those with co-occurring disorders and other special needs;
(B) Crisis outreach and diversion services to stabilize in the community individuals in crisis who are at risk of requiring inpatient care or jail services;
(C) Mental health services provided in nursing facilities to individuals with dementia, and consultation to facility staff treating those individuals; and
(D) Services at the sixteen-bed evaluation and treatment facility.
At least annually, the Spokane county behavioral health organization shall assess the effectiveness of these services in reducing utilization at eastern state hospital, identify services that are not optimally effective, and modify those services to improve their effectiveness.
(j) $1,204,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,204,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to reimburse Pierce and Spokane counties for the cost of conducting 180-day commitment hearings at the state psychiatric hospitals.
(k) Behavioral health organizations may use local funds to earn additional federal medicaid match, provided the locally matched rate does not exceed the upper-bound of their federally allowable rate range, and provided that the enhanced funding is used only to provide medicaid state plan or waiver services to medicaid clients. Additionally, behavioral health organizations may use a portion of the state funds allocated in accordance with (g) of this subsection to earn additional medicaid match, but only to the extent that the application of such funds to medicaid services does not diminish the level of crisis and commitment, community inpatient, residential care, and outpatient services presently available to persons not eligible for medicaid.
(l) $2,291,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,291,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for mental health services for mentally ill offenders while confined in a county or city jail and for facilitating access to programs that offer mental health services upon release from confinement. The department must collect information from the behavioral health organizations on their plan for using these funds, the numbers of individuals served, and the types of services provided and submit a report to the office of financial management and the appropriate fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1st of each year of the biennium.
(m) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, funding is provided for the department to develop and phase in intensive mental health services for high needs youth consistent with the settlement agreement in T.R. v. Dreyfus and Porter.
(n) The department must establish minimum and maximum funding levels for all reserves allowed under behavioral health organization contracts and insert contract language that clearly states the requirements and limitations. The department must monitor and ensure that behavioral health organization reserves do not exceed maximum levels. The department must monitor behavioral health organization revenue and expenditure reports and must require a behavioral health organization to submit a corrective action plan on how it will spend its excess reserves within a reasonable period of time, when its reported reserves exceed maximum levels established under the contract. The department must review and approve such plans and monitor to ensure compliance. If the department determines that a behavioral health organization has failed to provide an adequate excess reserve corrective action plan or is not complying with an approved plan, the department must reduce payments to the behavioral health organization in accordance with remedial actions provisions included in the contract. These reductions in payments must continue until the department determines that the behavioral health organization has come into substantial compliance with an approved excess reserve corrective action plan.
(o) $2,309,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $3,079,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $5,061,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the department to increase rates for community hospitals that provide a minimum of 200 medicaid psychiatric inpatient days. The department must increase both medicaid and nonmedicaid psychiatric per-diem reimbursement rates for these providers within these amounts. The amounts in this subsection include funding for additional hold harmless payments resulting from the rate increase. The department shall prioritize increases for hospitals not currently paid based on provider specific costs using a similar methodology used to set rate for existing inpatient facilities and the latest available cost report information. Rate increases for providers must be set so as not to exceed the amounts provided within this subsection. The rate increase related to nonmedicaid clients must be done to maintain the provider at the same percentage as currently required under WAC 182-550-4800.
(p) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to collaborate with tribal governments and develop a plan for establishing an evaluation and treatment facility that will specialize in providing care specifically to the American Indian and Alaska Native population. The plan must include options for maximizing federal participation and ensuring that utilization will be based on medical necessity.
(q) $1,466,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $7,103,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $9,715,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the department to contract with community hospitals or freestanding evaluation and treatment centers to provide up to forty-eight long-term inpatient care beds as defined in RCW 71.24.025. The department must seek proposals and contract directly for these services rather than contracting through behavioral health organizations. The department must coordinate with the department of social and health services in developing the contract requirements, selecting contractors, and establishing processes for identifying patients that will be admitted to these facilities. The department must not use any of the amounts provided under this subsection for contracts with facilities that are subject to federal funding restrictions that apply to institutions of mental diseases, unless they have received a waiver that allows for full federal participation in these facilities.
(r) $1,133,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $1,297,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to increase the number of psychiatric residential treatment beds for individuals transitioning from psychiatric inpatient settings. The department must seek proposals from behavioral health organizations for the use of these amounts and coordinate with the department of social and health services in awarding these funds. The department must not allow for any of the amounts provided under this subsection to be used for services in facilities that are subject to federal funding restrictions that apply to institutions of mental diseases, unless they have received a waiver that allows for full federal participation in these facilities.
(s) $4,983,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $6,744,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $25,365,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the department to increase medicaid capitation payments for behavioral health organizations. The department must work with the actuaries responsible for certifying behavioral health capitation rates to adjust average salary assumptions in order to implement this increase. In developing further updates for medicaid managed care rates for behavioral health services, the department must include and make available all applicable documents and analysis to legislative staff from the fiscal committees throughout the process. The department must require the actuaries to develop and submit rate ranges for each behavioral health organization prior to certification of specific rates.
(t) The number of beds allocated for use by behavioral health organizations at eastern state hospital shall be 192 per day. The number of nonforensic beds allocated for use by behavioral health organizations at western state hospital shall be 557 per day. In fiscal year 2019, the department must reduce the number of beds allocated for use by behavioral health organizations at western state hospital by 30 beds to allow for the repurposing of a civil ward at western state hospital to provide forensic services. The contracted beds provided under (q) of this subsection shall be allocated to the behavioral health organizations in lieu of beds at the state hospitals and be incorporated in their allocation of state hospital patient days of care for the purposes of calculating reimbursements pursuant to RCW 71.24.310. It is the intent of the legislature to continue the policy of expanding community based alternatives for long term civil commitment services that allow for state hospital beds to be prioritized for forensic patients.
(u) $11,405,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $11,405,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $17,680,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely to maintain enhancements of community mental health services. The department must contract these funds for the operation of community programs in which the department determines there is a need for capacity that allows individuals to be diverted or transitioned from the state hospitals including but not limited to: (i) Community hospital or free standing evaluation and treatment services providing short-term detention and commitment services under the involuntary treatment act to be located in the geographic areas of the King behavioral health organization, the Spokane behavioral health organization outside of Spokane county, and the Thurston Mason behavioral health organization; (ii) one new full program of an assertive community treatment team in the King behavioral health organization and two new half programs of assertive community treatment teams in the Spokane behavioral health organization and the Pierce behavioral health organization; and (iii) three new recovery support services programs in the Great Rivers behavioral health organization, the greater Columbia behavioral health organization, and the north sound behavioral health organization. In contracting for community evaluation and treatment services, the department may not use these resources in facilities that meet the criteria to be classified under federal law as institutions for mental diseases. If the department is unable to come to a contract agreement with a designated behavioral health organization for any of the services identified above, it may consider contracting for that service in another region that has the need for such service.
(v) $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,296,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for clubhouse programs. Of this amount, $400,000 must be used for support of the Spokane clubhouse program and the remaining funds must be used for support of new clubhouse programs. The department must develop options and cost estimates for implementation of clubhouse programs statewide through a medicaid state plan amendment or a medicaid waiver and submit a report to the office of financial management and the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2018.
(w) $212,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $213,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to fund one pilot project in Pierce county and one in Yakima county to promote increased utilization of assisted outpatient treatment programs. The department shall require two behavioral health organizations to contract with local government to establish the necessary infrastructure for the programs. The department shall provide a report by October 15, 2018, to the office of financial management and the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature to include the number of individuals served, outcomes to include reduced use of inpatient treatment and state hospital stays, and recommendations for further implementation based on lessons learned and best practices identified by the pilot projects.
(x) The department, in collaboration with the health care authority, shall work to ensure that a single platform provider credentialing system is implemented. The authority and department shall ensure that appropriate cost offsets and cost avoidance are assumed for reduced staff time required for provider credentialing activity and reductions in improper billing activity when implementing provider credentialing systems.
(2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$286,936,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$277,823,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$148,093,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$52,630,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$765,482,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) The state psychiatric hospitals may use funds appropriated in this subsection to purchase goods and supplies through hospital group purchasing organizations when it is cost-effective to do so.
(b) $311,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $310,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a community partnership between western state hospital and the city of Lakewood to support community policing efforts in the Lakewood community surrounding western state hospital. The amounts provided in this subsection (2)(b) are for the salaries, benefits, supplies, and equipment for one full-time investigator, one full-time police officer, and one full-time community service officer at the city of Lakewood. The department must collect data from the city of Lakewood on the use of the funds and the number of calls responded to by the community policing program and submit a report with this information to the office of financial management and the appropriate fiscal committees of the legislature each December of the fiscal biennium.
(c) $45,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $45,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for payment to the city of Lakewood for police services provided by the city at western state hospital and adjacent areas.
(d) $44,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $19,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for payment to the city of Medical Lake for police services provided by the city at eastern state hospital and adjacent areas. The city must develop a proposal and estimated costs for developing a community policing program in the area surrounding eastern state hospital and submit the proposal to the department by September 30, 2017.
(e) $25,053,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $25,847,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of efforts to improve the timeliness of competency restoration services pursuant to chapter 5, Laws of 2015 (SSB 5889) (timeliness of competency treatment and evaluation services). These amounts must be used to maintain and further increase the number of forensic beds at western state hospital and eastern state hospital. Pursuant to chapter 7, Laws of 2015 1st sp. sess. (2E2SSB 5177) (timeliness of competency treatment and evaluation services), the department may contract some of these amounts for services at alternative locations if the secretary determines that there is a need.
(f) $3,261,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $3,261,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to maintain implementation of efforts to improve the timeliness of competency evaluation services for individuals who are in local jails pursuant to chapter 5, Laws of 2015 (SSB 5889) (timeliness of competency treatment and evaluation services). This funding must be used solely to maintain increases in the number of staff providing competency evaluation services.
(g) $135,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $135,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to hire an on-site safety compliance officer, stationed at Western State Hospital, to provide oversight and accountability of the hospital's response to safety concerns regarding the hospital's work environment.
(h) $20,234,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $20,234,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to meet the requirements of the systems improvement agreement with the centers for medicare and medicaid services as outlined in seven conditions of participation and to maintain federal funding. The department shall specifically account for all spending related to the agreement and reconcile it back to the original funding plan. Changes of more than ten percent in any area of the spending plan must be submitted to the office of financial management for approval. The department must submit a financial analysis to the office of financial management and the appropriate committees of the legislature which compares current staffing levels at eastern and western state hospitals, at the ward level, with the specific staffing levels recommended in the state hospitals' clinical model analysis project report submitted by OTB Solutions in 2016. To the extent that the financial analysis includes any differential in staffing from what was recommended in the report, the department must clearly identify these differences and the associated costs. The department must submit the financial analysis by September 1, 2017.
(i) Within these amounts, the department must hire chemical dependency professionals to provide integrated substance use disorder and mental health treatment at the state psychiatric hospitals.
(j) $1,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5118 (personal needs allowance). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(3) SPECIAL PROJECTS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$514,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$508,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$25,852,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$26,874,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) $446,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $446,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $178,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the University of Washington's evidence-based practice institute which supports the identification, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-based or promising practices. The institute must work with the department to develop a plan to seek private, federal, or other grant funding in order to reduce the need for state general funds. The department must collect information from the institute on the use of these funds and submit a report to the office of financial management and the appropriate fiscal committees of the legislature by December 1st of each year of the biennium.
(b) No more than $19,557,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation may be expended for supported housing and employment services described in initiative 3a and 3b of the medicaid transformation demonstration waiver under healthier Washington. Under this initiative, the department and the health care authority shall ensure that allowable and necessary services are provided to eligible clients as identified by the department or its providers or third party administrator. The department and the authority in consultation with the medicaid forecast work group, shall ensure that reasonable reimbursements are established for services deemed necessary within an identified limit per individual. The department shall not increase general fundstate expenditures under this initiative. The secretary in collaboration with the director of the authority shall report to the joint select committee on health care oversight no less than quarterly on financial and health outcomes. The secretary in cooperation with the director shall also report to the fiscal committees of the legislature all of the expenditures of this subsection and shall provide such fiscal data in the time, manner, and form requested by the legislative fiscal committees.
(4) PROGRAM SUPPORT
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$10,175,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$9,543,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$12,046,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$502,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$32,266,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) The department must complete an update of the state quality strategy required under federal managed care regulations and submit to the center for medicaid and medicare services by October 1, 2017. The department must provide a report to the office of financial management and the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2017, which includes the following: (i) A copy of the quality strategy submitted to the center for medicaid and medicare services; (ii) identification of all performance measures that are currently being measured for behavioral health organizations, and managed care organizations and the variations in performance among these entities; (iii) identification of any performance measures that are included in behavioral health organization and managed care organization 2018 contracts and whether these measures are connected to payment; and (iv) identification of any performance measures planned for incorporation of behavioral health organization and managed care organization 2019 contracts and whether these measures will be connected to payment during that contract period.
(b) $62,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $41,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 207, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1819) (children's mental health).
(c) In accordance with RCW 43.20B.110, 43.135.055, and 71.24.035, the department is authorized to adopt license and certification fees in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to support the costs of the regulatory program. The department's fee schedule shall have differential rates for providers with proof of accreditation from organizations that the department has determined to have substantially equivalent standards to those of the department, including but not limited to the joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations, the commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities, and the council on accreditation. To reflect the reduced costs associated with regulation of accredited programs, the department's fees for organizations with such proof of accreditation must reflect the lower costs of licensing for these programs than for other organizations which are not accredited.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 205.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES—DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM
(1) COMMUNITY SERVICES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$612,748,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$662,252,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$1,301,629,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$534,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$2,577,163,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) Individuals receiving services as supplemental security income (SSI) state supplemental payments shall not become eligible for medical assistance under RCW 74.09.510 due solely to the receipt of SSI state supplemental payments.
(b) In accordance with RCW 18.51.050, 18.20.050, 70.128.060, and 43.135.055, the department is authorized to increase nursing facility, assisted living facility, and adult family home fees as necessary to fully support the actual costs of conducting the licensure, inspection, and regulatory programs. The license fees may not exceed the department's annual licensing and oversight activity costs and shall include the department's cost of paying providers for the amount of the license fee attributed to medicaid clients.
(i) The current annual renewal license fee for adult family homes shall be $225 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2018 and $225 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2019. A processing fee of $2,750 shall be charged to each adult family home when the home is initially licensed. This fee is nonrefundable. A processing fee of $700 shall be charged when adult family home providers file a change of ownership application.
(ii) The current annual renewal license fee for assisted living facilities shall be $106 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2018 and $106 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2019.
(iii) The current annual renewal license fee for nursing facilities shall be $359 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2018 and $359 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2019.
(c) $7,142,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $18,249,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $27,336,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the agreement reached between the governor and the service employees international union healthcare 775nw under the provisions of chapters 74.39A and 41.56 RCW for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. Funding is contingent upon the enactment of Senate Bill No. 5969 (transparency in public employee collective bargaining). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the appropriation in this subsection shall lapse.
(d) $787,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $2,183,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $3,714,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the homecare agency parity impacts of the agreement between the governor and the service employees international union healthcare 775nw. Funding is contingent upon the enactment of Senate Bill No. 5969 (transparency in public employee collective bargaining). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the appropriation in this subsection shall lapse.
(e) The department may authorize a one-time waiver of all or any portion of the licensing and processing fees required under RCW 70.128.060 in any case in which the department determines that an adult family home is being relicensed because of exceptional circumstances, such as death or incapacity of a provider, and that to require the full payment of the licensing and processing fees would present a hardship to the applicant. In these situations the department is also granted the authority to waive the required residential administrator training for a period of 120 days if necessary to ensure continuity of care during the relicensing process.
(f) Community residential cost reports that are submitted by or on behalf of contracted agency providers are required to include information about agency staffing including health insurance, wages, number of positions, and turnover.
(g) $650,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $650,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $800,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely for the development and implementation of eight enhanced respite beds across the state for children. These services are intended to provide families and caregivers with a break in caregiving, the opportunity for behavioral stabilization of the child, and the ability to partner with the state in the development of an individualized service plan that allows the child to remain in his or her family home. The department must provide the legislature with a respite utilization report in January of each year that provides information about the number of children who have used enhanced respite in the preceding year, as well as the location and number of days per month that each respite bed was occupied.
(h) $900,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $900,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the development and implementation of eight community respite beds across the state for adults. These services are intended to provide families and caregivers with a break in caregiving and the opportunity for stabilization of the individual in a community-based setting as an alternative to using a residential habilitation center to provide planned or emergent respite. The department must provide the legislature with a respite utilization report by January of each year that provides information about the number of individuals who have used community respite in the preceding year, as well as the location and number of days per month that each respite bed was occupied.
(i) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $95,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $195,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for discharge case managers stationed at the state psychiatric hospitals. Discharge case managers will transition clients ready for hospital discharge into less restrictive alternative community placements. The transition of clients ready for discharge will free up bed capacity at the state psychiatric hospitals.
(j) $1,239,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $2,055,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $3,218,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to create new community alternative placement beds that prioritize the transition of clients who are ready for discharge from the state psychiatric hospitals, but who have additional long-term care or developmental disability needs.
(i) Community alternative placement beds include enhanced service facility beds, adult family home beds, skilled nursing facility beds, shared supportive housing beds, state operated living alternative beds, and assisted living facility beds.
(ii) Each client must receive an individualized assessment prior to leaving one of the state psychiatric hospitals. The individualized assessment must identify and authorize personal care, nursing care, behavioral health stabilization, physical therapy, or other necessary services to meet the unique needs of each client. It is the expectation that, in most cases, staffing ratios in all community alternative placement options described in (j)(i) of this subsection will need to increase to meet the needs of clients leaving the state psychiatric hospitals. If specialized training is necessary to meet the needs of a client before he or she enters a community placement, then the person centered service plan must also identify and authorize this training.
(iii) When reviewing placement options, the department must consider the safety of other residents, as well as the safety of staff, in a facility. An initial evaluation of each placement, including any documented safety concerns, must occur within thirty days of a client leaving one of the state psychiatric hospitals and entering one of the community placement options described in (j)(i) of this subsection. At a minimum, the department must perform two additional evaluations of each placement during the first year that a client has lived in the facility.
(iv) During fiscal year 2018, in a presentation to the select committee on quality improvement in state hospitals, the department must describe the process of fielding and subsequently investigating complaints of abuse, neglect, and exploitation within the community alternative placement options described in (j)(i) of this subsection. At a minimum, the presentation must include data about the number of complaints, and the nature of complaints, over the preceding five fiscal years.
(v) During fiscal year 2019, in a presentation to the select committee on quality improvement in state hospitals, the department must provide an update about clients placed out of the state psychiatric hospitals into the community alternative placement options described in (j)(i) of this subsection. At a minimum, for each setting, the presentation must include data about the number of placements, average daily rate, complaints fielded, and complaints investigated. The presentation must also include information about modifications, including the placement of clients into alternate settings, that occurred due to the evaluations required under (j)(iii) of this subsection.
In developing bed capacity, the department shall consider the complex needs of individuals waiting for discharge from the state psychiatric hospitals.
(k) $738,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $1,963,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $2,701,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for expanding the number of clients receiving services under the basic plus medicaid waiver. Approximately six hundred additional clients are anticipated to graduate from high school during the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium and will receive employment services under this expansion.
(l) $14,127,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $25,428,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $39,554,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to increase the benchmark rate for community residential service providers offering supported living, group home, and licensed staff residential services to individuals with development disabilities. The amounts in this subsection (1)(l) include funding to increase the benchmark rate by the following amounts:
(i) $1.25 per hour effective July 1, 2017, and;
(ii) An additional $1.00 per hour effective July 1, 2018.
The amounts provided in this subsection must be used to improve the recruitment and retention of quality direct care staff to better protect the health and safety of clients with developmental disabilities.
(m) Respite personal care provided by individual providers to developmental disabilities administration clients, as authorized by the department and accessed by clients through a medicaid waiver, must be funded in maintenance level of the operating budget on the basis of actual and forecasted client utilization.
(n) $4,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $11,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $13,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 270, Laws of 2017 (SB 5118) (personal needs allowance).
(o) $1,716,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $3,493,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $4,267,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for a targeted vendor rate increase to contracted client service providers.
(i) Within the amounts provided in this subsection, $1,674,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $3,424,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $4,126,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for a vendor rate increase of two percent in fiscal year 2018 and an additional two percent in fiscal year 2019 for all contracted vendors with the exception of nursing home providers, the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly, nurse delegators, community residential service providers, individual providers, agency providers, and adult family homes.
(ii) Within the amounts provided in this subsection, $42,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $69,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $141,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to increase vendor rates for adult residential care and enhanced adult residential care in the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium up to the statewide minimum wage established in Initiative Measure No. 1433.
(p) $51,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $51,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $102,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to increase the daily rate for private duty nursing in adult family homes by $63.77.
(q) $371,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $445,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $1,069,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for increasing the hourly rate for nurse delegators from $32.96 to $45.32 effective September 1, 2017.
(r) $212,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $269,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. . . . (S-2907.2). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(s) $2,199,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $2,878,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $6,388,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of an agreement reached between the governor and the adult family home council under the provisions of chapter 41.56 RCW for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. Funding is contingent upon the enactment of Senate Bill No. 5969 (transparency in public employee collective bargaining). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(2) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$104,159,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$106,818,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$195,757,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$25,041,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$431,775,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) Individuals receiving services as supplemental security income (SSI) state supplemental payments shall not become eligible for medical assistance under RCW 74.09.510 due solely to the receipt of SSI state supplemental payments.
(b) $495,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $495,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are for the department to fulfill its contracts with the school districts under chapter 28A.190 RCW to provide transportation, building space, and other support services as are reasonably necessary to support the educational programs of students living in residential habilitation centers.
(c) $2,978,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $2,978,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $5,956,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are for additional staff to ensure compliance with centers for medicare and medicaid services requirements for habilitation, nursing care, staff safety, and client safety at the residential habilitation centers.
(d) The residential habilitation centers may use funds appropriated in this subsection to purchase goods and supplies through hospital group purchasing organizations when it is cost-effective to do so.
(e) $2,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $5,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $5,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 270, Laws of 2017 (SB 5118) (personal needs allowance).
(3) PROGRAM SUPPORT
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$2,469,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$2,531,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$2,946,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$7,946,000
(4) SPECIAL PROJECTS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$64,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$64,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$1,092,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,220,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 206.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES—AGING AND ADULT SERVICES PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$1,099,017,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$1,196,263,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$2,839,653,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$33,572,000
Traumatic Brain Injury AccountState Appropriation. . . .$4,540,000
Skilled Nursing Facility Safety Net Trust Account     
State Appropriation. . . .$133,360,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$5,306,405,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1)(a) For purposes of implementing chapter 74.46 RCW, the weighted average nursing facility payment rate shall not exceed $201.39 for fiscal year 2018 and shall not exceed $209.35 for fiscal year 2019.
(b) The department shall provide a medicaid rate add-on to reimburse the medicaid share of the skilled nursing facility safety net assessment as a medicaid allowable cost. The nursing facility safety net rate add-on may not be included in the calculation of the annual statewide weighted average nursing facility payment rate.
(2) In accordance with RCW 18.51.050, 18.20.050, 70.128.060, and 43.135.055, the department is authorized to increase nursing facility, assisted living facility, and adult family home fees as necessary to fully support the actual costs of conducting the licensure, inspection, and regulatory programs. The license fees may not exceed the department's annual licensing and oversight activity costs and shall include the department's cost of paying providers for the amount of the license fee attributed to medicaid clients.
(a) The current annual renewal license fee for adult family homes shall be $225 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2018 and $225 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2019. A processing fee of $2,750 shall be charged to each adult family home when the home is initially licensed. This fee is nonrefundable. A processing fee of $700 shall be charged when adult family home providers file a change of ownership application.
(b) The current annual renewal license fee for assisted living facilities shall be $106 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2018 and $106 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2019.
(c) The current annual renewal license fee for nursing facilities shall be $359 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2018 and $359 per bed beginning in fiscal year 2019.
(3) The department is authorized to place long-term care clients residing in nursing homes and paid for with state only funds into less restrictive community care settings while continuing to meet the client's care needs.
(4) $1,858,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,857,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for operation of the volunteer services program. Funding shall be prioritized towards serving populations traditionally served by long-term care services to include senior citizens and persons with disabilities.
(5) $14,674,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $37,239,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $55,716,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of the agreement reached between the governor and the service employees international union healthcare 775nw under the provisions of chapters 74.39A and 41.56 RCW for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. Funding is contingent upon the enactment of Senate Bill No. 5969 (transparency in public employee collective bargaining). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the appropriation in this subsection shall lapse.
(6) $4,833,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $13,413,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $22,812,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the homecare agency parity impacts of the agreement between the governor and the service employees international union healthcare 775nw. Funding is contingent upon the enactment of Senate Bill No. 5969 (transparency in public employee collective bargaining). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the appropriation in this subsection shall lapse.
(7) $5,094,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $5,094,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for services and support to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.
(8) The department may authorize a one-time waiver of all or any portion of the licensing and processing fees required under RCW 70.128.060 in any case in which the department determines that an adult family home is being relicensed because of exceptional circumstances, such as death or incapacity of a provider, and that to require the full payment of the licensing and processing fees would present a hardship to the applicant. In these situations the department is also granted the authority to waive the required residential administrator training for a period of 120 days if necessary to ensure continuity of care during the relicensing process.
(9) In accordance with RCW 18.390.030, the biennial registration fee for continuing care retirement communities shall be $1,889 for each facility.
(10) $234,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $234,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the kinship navigator program in the Colville Indian reservation, Yakama Nation, and other tribal areas.
(11) $42,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $127,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $169,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 270, Laws of 2017 (SB 5118) (personal needs allowance).
(12) Within available funds, the aging and long term support administration must maintain a unit within adult protective services that specializes in the investigation of financial abuse allegations and self-neglect allegations.
(13) Within amounts appropriated in this subsection, the department shall assist the legislature to continue the work of the joint legislative executive committee on planning for aging and disability issues.
(a) A joint legislative executive committee on aging and disability is continued, with members as provided in this subsection.
(i) Four members of the senate, with the leaders of the two largest caucuses each appointing two members, and four members of the house of representatives, with the leaders of the two largest caucuses each appointing two members;
(ii) A member from the office of the governor, appointed by the governor;
(iii) The secretary of the department of social and health services or his or her designee;
(iv) The director of the health care authority or his or her designee;
(v) A member from disability rights Washington and a member from the office of long-term care ombuds;
(vi) The insurance commissioner or his or her designee, who shall serve as an ex officio member; and
(vii) Other agency directors or designees as necessary.
(b) The committee must make recommendations and continue to identify key strategic actions to prepare for the aging of the population in Washington, including state budget and policy options, by conducting at least, but not limited to, the following tasks:
(i) Identify strategies to better serve the health care needs of an aging population and people with disabilities to promote healthy living and palliative care planning;
(ii) Identify strategies and policy options to create financing mechanisms for long-term service and supports that allow individuals and families to meet their needs for service;
(iii) Identify policies to promote financial security in retirement, support people who wish to stay in the workplace longer, and expand the availability of workplace retirement savings plans;
(iv) Identify ways to promote advance planning and advance care directives and implementation strategies for the Bree collaborative palliative care and related guidelines;
(v) Identify ways to meet the needs of the aging demographic impacted by reduced federal support;
(vi) Identify ways to protect the rights of vulnerable adults through assisted decision-making and guardianship and other relevant vulnerable adult protections;
(vii) Identify options for promoting client safety through residential care services and consider methods of protecting older people and people with disabilities from physical abuse and financial exploitation;
(viii) Identify other policy options and recommendations to help communities adapt to the aging demographic in planning for housing, land use, and transportation; and
(ix) Identify ways to support individuals with developmental disabilities with long-term care needs who are enrolled members of a federally recognized Indian tribe, or residing in the household of an enrolled members of a federally recognized Indian tribe, and are receiving care from a family member.
(c) At least one committee meeting must be devoted to the exploration of legislation that would allow family members to provide personal care services to persons with developmental disabilities or long-term care needs under a voluntary consumer-directed medicaid service program. During the meeting, the committee should hear testimony from as many impacted parties as possible, including clients, providers, advocacy groups, and staff from state agencies. Testimony should explore program design, program oversight, necessary statutory changes, barriers to implementation, fiscal estimates, and timeline for implementation.
(d) Staff support for the committee shall be provided by the office of program research, senate committee services, the office of financial management, and the department of social and health services.
(e) Within existing appropriations, the cost of meetings must be paid jointly by the senate, house of representatives, and the office of financial management. Joint committee expenditures are subject to approval by the senate facilities and operations committee and the house of representatives executive rules committee, or their successor committees. The joint committee members may be reimbursed for travel expenses as authorized under RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060, and chapter 44.04 RCW as appropriate. Advisory committee members may not receive compensation or reimbursement for travel and expenses.
(14)(a) The department of social and health services must facilitate a stakeholder work group consisting of assisted living provider associations and the state long-term care ombuds in a collaborative effort to redesign the medicaid payment methodology for contracted assisted living, adult residential care, and enhanced adult residential care. The department must submit a report with the final work group recommendations to the appropriate legislative committees by November 30, 2017. A proposed timeline for implementation of the new methodology must be included in the report. The new methodology must:
(i) Adhere to the standards of an acuity-based payment system as originally intended by the legislature, and the department will rely on the time study conducted in 2003 in establishing the acuity scale;
(ii) Create a standardized methodology that supports a reasonable medicaid payment that promotes access, choice, and quality;
(iii) Incorporate metrics such as medians, lids, floors, and other options that provide flexibility to adjust to economic conditions while maintaining the integrity of the methodology;
(iv) Be supported by relevant, reliable, verifiable, and independent data to the extent possible; and
(v) To the extent possible, repurpose and streamline data sources and modeling that the aging and long-term support administration uses for other rate-setting processes.
(b) In developing payment metrics for medicaid-covered services, staff and service requirements must be reviewed for assisted living, adult residential care, and enhanced adult residential care as described in chapters 74.39A and 18.20 RCW. At a minimum, the proposed rate methodology must include a component that recognizes staffing for intermittent nursing and personal care services. Service area adjustments based on population density must be reviewed and compared with other options to recognize high-cost areas. The most recent and complete wage data available through the bureau of labor statistics must also be included for review and consideration. The methodology work group must consider operational requirements and indirect services in developing the model. The work group must include a rate component that recognizes statutory and regulatory physical plant requirements. The work group must review and consider physical plant requirements for assisted living as described in chapter 51.50 RCW. A fair rental valuation must be reviewed and considered as an option for the capital component. The recognition of food for medicaid residents must also be included in the work group considerations. The department's current methodology to address room and board requirements, and the appropriateness of the continued use of the 2003 time study and whether it can be reasonably adjusted or whether a new time study should be conducted, must be reviewed and considered by the work group.
(15) Within amounts appropriated in this section, the department must pay medicaid nursing facility payment rates for public hospital district providers in rural communities as defined under chapter 70.44 RCW that are no less than June 30, 2016, reimbursement levels. This action is intended to assure continued access to essential services in rural communities.
(16) $5,370,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $10,199,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $18,346,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for a targeted vendor rate increase to contracted client service providers.
(a) Within the amounts provided in this subsection, $2,763,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $5,741,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $9,775,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for a vendor rate increase of two percent in fiscal year 2018 and an additional two percent in fiscal year 2019 for all contracted vendors with the exception of nursing home providers, the program of all-inclusive care for the elderly, nurse delegators, community residential service providers, individual providers, agency providers, and adult family homes.
(b) Within the amounts provided in this subsection, $2,607,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $4,458,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $8,571,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to increase vendor rates for nursing homes, assisted living facilities including adult residential care and enhanced adult residential care, adult day health and adult day care providers, and home care agency administration in the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium up to the statewide minimum wage established in Initiative Measure No. 1433.
(17) $4,815,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $8,527,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $12,277,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to create new community alternative placement beds that prioritize the transition of clients who are ready for discharge from the state psychiatric hospitals, but who have additional long-term care or developmental disability needs.
(a) Community alternative placement beds include enhanced service facility beds, adult family home beds, skilled nursing facility beds, shared supportive housing beds, state operated living alternative beds, and assisted living facility beds.
(b) Each client must receive an individualized assessment prior to leaving one of the state psychiatric hospitals. The individualized assessment must identify and authorize personal care, nursing care, behavioral health stabilization, physical therapy, or other necessary services to meet the unique needs of each client. It is the expectation that, in most cases, staffing ratios in all community alternative placement options described in (a) of this subsection will need to increase to meet the needs of clients leaving the state psychiatric hospitals. If specialized training is necessary to meet the needs of a client before he or she enters a community placement, then the person centered service plan must also identify and authorize this training.
(c) When reviewing placement options, the department must consider the safety of other residents, as well as the safety of staff, in a facility. An initial evaluation of each placement, including any documented safety concerns, must occur within thirty days of a client leaving one of the state psychiatric hospitals and entering one of the community placement options described in (a) of this subsection. At a minimum, the department must perform two additional evaluations of each placement during the first year that a client has lived in the facility.
(d) During fiscal year 2018, in a presentation to the select committee on quality improvement in state hospitals, the department must describe the process of fielding and subsequently investigating complaints of abuse, neglect, and exploitation within the community alternative placement options described in (a) of this subsection. At a minimum, the presentation must include data about the number of complaints, and the nature of complaints, over the preceding five fiscal years.
(e) During fiscal year 2019, in a presentation to the select committee on quality improvement in state hospitals, the department must provide an update about clients placed out of the state psychiatric hospitals into the community alternative placement options described in (a) of this subsection. At a minimum, for each setting, the presentation must include data about the number of placements, average daily rate, complaints fielded, and complaints investigated. The presentation must also include information about modifications, including the placement of clients into alternate settings, that occurred due to the evaluations required under (c) of this subsection.
In developing bed capacity, the department shall consider the complex needs of individuals waiting for discharge from the state psychiatric hospitals.
(18) $315,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $315,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $630,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for discharge case managers stationed at the state psychiatric hospitals. Discharge case managers will transition clients ready for hospital discharge into less restrictive alternative community placements. The transition of clients ready for discharge will free up bed capacity at the state psychiatric hospitals.
(19) $135,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $135,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $270,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for financial service specialists stationed at the state psychiatric hospitals. Financial service specialists will help to transition clients ready for hospital discharge into alternative community placements. The transition of clients ready for discharge will free up bed capacity at the state hospitals.
(20) $5,007,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $5,143,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $10,154,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 286, Laws of 2017 (SB 5715) (nursing home payments).
(21) $750,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $750,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to implement chapter 287, Laws of 2017 (SB 5736) (nutrition programs).
(22) $183,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $92,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $2,479,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to finish the programming necessary to give the department the ability to pay individual provider overtime when hours over 40 hours per week are authorized for payment and are subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(23) $229,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $229,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $458,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to increase the daily rate for private duty nursing in adult family homes by $63.77.
(24) $246,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $313,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to implement Senate Bill No. . . . (S-2907.2). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(25)(a) No more than $41,388,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation may be expended for tailored support for older adults and medicaid alternative care described in initiative 2 of the medicaid transformation demonstration waiver under healthier Washington. The department shall not increase general fundstate expenditures on this initiative. The secretary in collaboration with the director of the health care authority shall report to the joint select committee on health care oversight no less than quarterly on financial and health outcomes. The secretary in cooperation with the director shall also report to the fiscal committees of the legislature all of the expenditures of this subsection and shall provide such fiscal data in the time, manner, and form requested by the legislative fiscal committees.
(b) No more than $2,200,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation may be expended for supported housing and employment services described in initiative 3a and 3b of the medicaid transformation demonstration waiver under healthier Washington. Under this initiative, the department and the health care authority shall ensure that allowable and necessary services are provided to eligible clients as identified by the department or its providers third party administrator. The department and the authority in consultation with the medicaid forecast work group shall ensure that reasonable reimbursements are established for services deemed necessary within an identified limit per individual. The department shall not increase general fundstate expenditures under this initiative. The secretary in cooperation with the director shall report to the joint select committee on health care oversight no less than quarterly on financial and health outcomes. The secretary in cooperation with the director shall also report to the fiscal committees of the legislature all of the expenditures of this subsection and shall provide such fiscal data in the time, manner, and form requested by the legislative fiscal committees.
(26) $351,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $421,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $1,012,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for increasing the hourly rate for nurse delegators from $32.96 to $45.32 effective September 1, 2017.
(27) $10,017,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $13,111,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $29,104,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of an agreement reached between the governor and the adult family home council under the provisions of chapter 41.56 RCW for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. Funding is contingent upon the enactment of Senate Bill No. 5969 (transparency in public employee collective bargaining). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 207.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES—ECONOMIC SERVICES PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$396,063,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$415,638,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$1,421,095,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$5,144,000
Administrative Contingency AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$5,400,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$2,243,340,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1)(a) $155,022,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $160,136,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019, $836,761,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation, and $5,400,000 of the administrative contingency accountstate appropriation are provided solely for all components of the WorkFirst program. Within the amounts provided for the WorkFirst program, the department may provide assistance using state-only funds for families eligible for temporary assistance for needy families. The department must create a WorkFirst budget structure that allows for transparent tracking of budget units and subunits of expenditures where these units and subunits are mutually exclusive from other department budget units. The budget structure must include budget units for the following: Cash assistance, child care, WorkFirst activities, and administration of the program. Within these budget units, the department must develop program index codes for specific activities and develop allotments and track expenditures using these codes. The department shall report to the office of financial management and the relevant fiscal and policy committees of the legislature prior to adopting a structure change.
(b) $267,057,000 of the amounts in (a) of this subsection are provided solely for assistance to clients, including grants, diversion cash assistance, and additional diversion emergency assistance including but not limited to assistance authorized under RCW 74.08A.210. The department may use state funds to provide support to working families that are eligible for temporary assistance for needy families but otherwise not receiving cash assistance. Within amounts provided in (b) of this subsection, $1,622,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5890 (foster care and adoption). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(c) $168,005,000 of the amounts in (a) of this subsection are provided solely for WorkFirst job search, education and training activities, barrier removal services, limited English proficiency services, and tribal assistance under RCW 74.08A.040. The department must allocate this funding based on client outcomes and cost effectiveness measures. Amounts provided in (c) of this subsection include funding for implementation of chapter 156, Laws of 2017 (2SSB 5347) (WorkFirst "work activity"). Within amounts provided in (c) of this subsection, the department shall implement the working family support program. The department shall adopt rules to take effect July 31, 2017, to limit the working family support program at 10,000 households.
(i) $1,700,000 of the funds appropriated in (c) of this subsection are provided solely for enhanced transportation assistance provided that the department prioritize the use of these funds for the recipients most in need of financial assistance to facilitate their return to work. The department must not utilize these funds to supplant repayment arrangements that are currently in place to facilitate the reinstatement of drivers' licenses.
(ii) Prior to renewal of intergovernmental TANF agreements with a tribe, the department shall request information on the total expenditures and total number of clients served in the tribal TANF program. When the per-client costs in the tribal TANF program have increased since the initial agreement, the department may negotiate a lower state maintenance of effort level based on the increased resources provided by the tribe since the original agreement. The department shall report to the office of financial management and the fiscal committees of the legislature the revised amount of the state maintenance of effort level within two weeks of each newly signed intergovernmental TANF agreement.
(d)(i) $501,608,000 of the amounts in (a) of this subsection are provided solely for the working connections child care program under RCW 43.215.135. In order to not exceed the appropriated amount, the department shall manage the program so that the average monthly caseload does not exceed 33,000 households and the department shall give prioritized access into the program according to the following order:
(A) Families applying for or receiving temporary assistance for needy families (TANF);
(B) TANF families curing sanction;
(C) Foster children;
(D) Families that include a child with special needs;
(E) Families in which a parent of a child in care is a minor who is not living with a parent or guardian and who is a full-time student in a high school that has a school-sponsored on-site child care center;
(F) Families with a child residing with a biological parent or guardian who have received child protective services, child welfare services, or a family assessment response from the department in the past six months, and has received a referral for child care as part of the family's case management.
(G) Families that received subsidies within the last thirty days and:
(I) Have reapplied for subsidies; and
(II) Have household income of two hundred percent federal poverty level or below; and
(H) All other eligible families.
(ii) The department, within existing appropriations, must ensure quality control measures for the working connections child care program by maximizing the use of information technology systems and the development or modification of the application and standard operating procedures to ensure that cases are:
(A) Appropriately and accurately processed; and
(B) Routinely monitored for eligibility in a manner that is similar to processes and systems currently in place for regular monitoring in other public assistance programs. Eligibility criteria routinely monitored must include, at a minimum:
(I) Participation in work or other approved activities;
(II) Household composition; and
(III) Maximum number of subsidized child care hours authorized.
The department must submit a preliminary report by December 1, 2017, and a final report by December 1, 2018, to the governor and the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature detailing the specific actions taken to implement this subsection.
(iii) Of the amounts provided in (d) of this subsection, $4,620,000 of the appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $4,792,000 of the appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided for a base rate increase, a rate increase for Family Friend and Neighbor providers, covering an increase for health insurance premiums, and increasing paid professional development days from three days to five days. This funding is for the 2017-2019 collective bargaining agreement covering family child care providers as set forth in section 940 of this act.
(iv) Of the amounts provided in (d) of this subsection, $8,547,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $10,438,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for subsidy base rate increases for child care center providers.
(e) $34,248,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation is provided solely for child welfare services within the department of children, youth, and families.
(f) $170,442,000 of the amounts in (1)(a) of this section are provided solely for WorkFirst and working connections child care administration and overhead.
(g) The amounts in subsections (1)(b) through (e) of this section shall be expended for the programs and in the amounts specified. However, the department may transfer up to 10 percent of funding between subsections (1)(b) through (f) of this section. The department shall provide notification prior to any transfer to the office of financial management and to the appropriate legislative committees and the legislative-executive WorkFirst oversight task force. The approval of the director of financial management is required prior to any transfer under this subsection.
(h) Each calendar quarter, the department shall provide a maintenance of effort and participation rate tracking report for temporary assistance for needy families to the office of financial management, the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature, and the legislative-executive WorkFirst oversight task force. The report must detail the following information for temporary assistance for needy families:
(i) An overview of federal rules related to maintenance of effort, excess maintenance of effort, participation rates for temporary assistance for needy families, and the child care development fund as it pertains to maintenance of effort and participation rates;
(ii) Countable maintenance of effort and excess maintenance of effort, by source, provided for the previous federal fiscal year;
(iii) Countable maintenance of effort and excess maintenance of effort, by source, for the current fiscal year, including changes in countable maintenance of effort from the previous year;
(iv) The status of reportable federal participation rate requirements, including any impact of excess maintenance of effort on participation targets;
(v) Potential new sources of maintenance of effort and progress to obtain additional maintenance of effort; and
(vi) A two-year projection for meeting federal block grant and contingency fund maintenance of effort, participation targets, and future reportable federal participation rate requirements.
(i) In the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, it is the intent of the legislature to provide appropriations from the state general fund for the purposes of (b) through (f) of this subsection if the department does not receive additional federal temporary assistance for needy families contingency funds in each fiscal year as assumed in the budget outlook.
(2) $1,657,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,657,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for naturalization services.
(3) $2,366,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for employment services for refugees and immigrants, of which $1,774,000 is provided solely for the department to pass through to statewide refugee and immigrant assistance organizations for limited English proficiency pathway services; and $2,366,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for employment services for refugees and immigrants, of which $1,774,000 is provided solely for the department to pass through to statewide refugee and immigrant assistance organizations for limited English proficiency pathway services.
(4) On December 1, 2017, and annually thereafter, the department must report to the governor and the legislature on all sources of funding available for both refugee and immigrant services and naturalization services during the current fiscal year and the amounts expended to date by service type and funding source. The report must also include the number of clients served and outcome data for the clients.
(5) To ensure expenditures remain within available funds appropriated in this section, the legislature establishes the benefit under the state food assistance program, pursuant to RCW 74.08A.120, to be one hundred percent of the federal supplemental nutrition assistance program benefit amount.
(6) The department shall review clients receiving services through the aged, blind, or disabled assistance program, to determine whether they would benefit from assistance in becoming naturalized citizens, and thus be eligible to receive federal supplemental security income benefits. Those cases shall be given high priority for naturalization funding through the department.
(7) $433,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $451,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $6,451,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for ESAR Architectural Development and are subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(8) The department shall continue the interagency agreement with the department of veterans' affairs to establish a process for referral of veterans who may be eligible for veterans' services. This agreement must include out-stationing department of veterans' affairs staff in selected community service office locations in King and Pierce counties to facilitate applications for veterans' services.
(9) $750,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $750,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for operational support of the Washington information network 211 organization.
(10) $90,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $8,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $36,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of chapter 270, Laws of 2017 (SB 5118) (personal needs allowance).
(11) $127,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1624 (working connections child care). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(12) $22,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $22,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a legislative-executive WorkFirst poverty reduction oversight task force during the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium.
(a) The primary goals of the task force are to:
(i) Reduce the overall percentage of people living below two hundred percent of the federal poverty level by fifty percent by the year 2025. The task force must work toward this goal in a manner that seeks to eliminate disparities including, but not limited to, disparities by race, ethnicity, sex, gender, zip code, immigration status, age, household type, and disability status; and
(ii) Prevent and address adverse childhood experiences and the trauma of children who are living in poverty through the provision of effective services.
(b) The task force shall include diverse, statewide representation and its membership shall reflect regional, racial, and cultural diversity to adequately represent the needs of all children and families in the state. The task force shall consist of the following members:
(i) Two members from each of the two largest caucuses of the senate;
(ii) Two members from each of the two largest caucuses of the house of representatives;
(iii) One governor appointed representative from each of the following agencies: (A) The department of social and health services; (B) the department of early learning; (C) the department of commerce; (D) the employment security department; (E) the office of the superintendent of public instruction; (F) the department of corrections; and (G) the state board for community and technical colleges;
(iv) One governor appointed representative from each of the following agencies to serve in an advisory capacity to the task force: The department of health, the health care authority, and the workforce training and education coordinating board; and
(v) One or more representatives of tribal governments.
(vi) The cochairs of the intergenerational poverty advisory committee created in this subsection shall serve as voting members of the task force.
(c) The task force shall choose cochairs, one from among the legislative members and one from among the executive branch members. The legislative members shall convene the initial meeting of the task force.
(d) The task force shall:
(i) Oversee the partner agencies' operation of the WorkFirst program and operation of the temporary assistance for needy families program to ensure that the programs are achieving desired outcomes for their clients;
(ii) Determine evidence-based outcome measures for the WorkFirst program, including measures related to equitably serving the needs of historically underrepresented populations, such as English language learners, immigrants, refugees, and other diverse communities;
(iii) Develop accountability measures for WorkFirst recipients and the state agencies responsible for their progress toward self-sufficiency;
(iv) Review existing statutes, administrative codes, and budget appropriations for their impact on advancing the goal of fifty percent poverty reduction by 2025;
(v) Seek input on best practices from service providers, community-based organizations, legislators, state agencies, stakeholders, the business community, and subject matter experts;
(vi) Collaborate with partner agencies to share and analyze data and information collected from other sources regarding intergenerational poverty in the state, with a primary focus on data and information regarding children who are at risk of continuing the cycle of poverty and welfare dependency unless outside intervention is made;
(vii) Make recommendations to the governor and the legislature regarding:
(A) Policies to improve the effectiveness of the WorkFirst program over time;
(B) Early identification of those recipients most likely to experience long stays on the program and strategies to improve their ability to achieve progress toward self-sufficiency; and
(C) Necessary changes to the program, including taking into account federal changes to the temporary assistance for needy families program;
(viii) Direct the department of social and health services to develop a five-year and ten-year plan to address intergenerational poverty, subject to oversight and approval by the task force. Upon approval by the task force, the department must submit these plans to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2018; and
(ix) No later than December 1, 2018, provide a report to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature on the progress being made towards the goals identified in this section.
(e) Staff support for the task force must be provided by senate committee services, the house of representatives office of program research, and the state agency members of the task force.
(f) The task force shall meet on a quarterly basis, or as determined necessary by the task force cochairs.
(g) Legislative members of the task force are reimbursed for travel expenses in accordance with RCW 44.04.120. Nonlegislative members are not entitled to be reimbursed for travel expenses if they are elected officials or are participating on behalf of an employer, governmental entity, or other organization. Any reimbursement for other nonlegislative members is subject to chapter 43.03 RCW.
(h) The expenses of the task force must be paid jointly by the senate and the house of representatives. Task force expenditures are subject to approval by the senate facilities and operations committee and the house of representatives executive rules committee, or their successor committees.
(i) During its tenure, the state agency members of the task force shall respond in a timely manner to data requests from the cochairs.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 208.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES—ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$78,842,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$71,308,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$575,249,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$20,211,000
Criminal Justice Treatment AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$12,978,000
Problem Gambling AccountState Appropriation. . . .$1,453,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2018). . . .$24,802,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2019). . . .$24,802,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$809,645,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $3,278,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $3,278,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a memorandum of understanding with the department of social and health services juvenile rehabilitation administration to provide substance abuse treatment programs for juvenile offenders. Of the amounts provided in this subsection:
(a) $1,130,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,130,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs for locally committed offenders. The juvenile rehabilitation administration shall award these funds as described in section 203(4) of this act.
(b) $282,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2017 and $282,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the expansion of evidence-based treatments and therapies as described in section 203(2) of this act.
(2) During the 2017-19 fiscal biennium, any amounts provided in this section that are used for case management services for pregnant and parenting women must be contracted directly between the department and providers rather than through contracts with behavioral health organizations.
(3) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, the department may contract with the University of Washington and community-based providers for the provision of the parent-child assistance program or other specialized chemical dependency case management providers for pregnant, post-partum, and parenting women. For all contractors: (i) Service and other outcome data must be provided to the department by request; and (ii) indirect charges for administering the program shall not exceed ten percent of the total contract amount.
(4) $3,500,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation (from the substance abuse prevention and treatment federal block grant) is provided solely for the continued funding of existing county drug and alcohol use prevention programs.
(5) $200,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $200,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a contract with the Washington state institute for public policy to conduct cost-benefit evaluations of the implementation of chapter 3, Laws of 2013 (Initiative Measure No. 502).
(6) $500,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $500,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to design and administer the Washington state healthy youth survey and the Washington state young adult behavioral health survey.
(7) $396,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $396,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for maintaining increased services to pregnant and parenting women provided through the parent child assistance program.
(8) $250,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $250,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a grant to the office of superintendent of public instruction to provide life skills training to children and youth in schools that are in high needs communities.
(9) $386,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $386,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to maintain increased prevention and treatment services provided by tribes to children and youth.
(10) $2,684,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $2,684,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $1,900,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to maintain increased residential treatment services for children and youth.
(11) $250,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $250,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for training and technical assistance for the implementation of evidence based, research based, and promising programs which prevent or reduce substance use disorders.
(12) $2,434,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,434,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for expenditure into the home visiting services account.
(13) $2,500,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,500,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for grants to community-based programs that provide prevention services or activities to youth, including programs for school-based resource officers. These funds must be utilized in accordance with RCW 69.50.540.
(14) Within the amounts provided in this section, behavioral health organizations must provide outpatient chemical dependency treatment for offenders enrolled in the medicaid program who are supervised by the department of corrections pursuant to a term of community supervision. Contracts with behavioral health organizations must require that behavioral health organizations include in their provider network specialized expertise in the provision of manualized, evidence-based chemical dependency treatment services for offenders. The department of corrections and the department must develop a memorandum of understanding for department of corrections offenders on active supervision who are medicaid eligible and meet medical necessity for outpatient substance use disorder treatment. The agreement will ensure that treatment services provided are coordinated, do not result in duplication of services, and maintain access and quality of care for the individuals being served. The department must provide all necessary data, access, and reports to the department of corrections for all department of corrections offenders that receive medicaid paid services.
(15) $1,125,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation is provided solely for the department to develop a memorandum of understanding with the department of health for implementation of chapter 297, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1427) (opioid treatment programs). The department must use these amounts to reimburse the department of health for costs incurred through the implementation of the bill.
(16) $891,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $2,580,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $2,755,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the development and operation of two secure detoxification facilities. The department must not use any of these amounts for services in facilities that are subject to federal funding restrictions that apply to institutions for mental diseases, unless they have received a waiver that allows for full federal participation in these facilities.
(17) $1,000,000 of the criminal justice treatment accountstate appropriation is provided solely to maintain increased funding for substance abuse treatment and support services for offenders and support of drug courts.
(18) The department must review the treatment services provided by the behavioral health organizations (BHO) to individuals supervised by the department of corrections in the community. In reviewing, the department shall compile data specific to BHOs and in the aggregate for access to services, timeliness, number of referrals from the department of corrections, and number of individuals served. The department will consult with the department of corrections and must report to the governor and the appropriate legislative committees no later than November 30, 2017, the transition of services from the department of corrections to the BHOs and identify barriers to access and services for community supervised individuals and provide recommendations for improved services to this population.
(19) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for parenting education services focused on pregnant and parenting women.
(20) Within existing appropriations, the department shall prioritize the prevention and treatment of intravenous opiate-based drug use.
(21) In accordance with RCW 70.96A.090, 71.24.035, 43.20B.110, and 43.135.055, the department is authorized to adopt fees for the review and approval of mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 as necessary to support the costs of the regulatory program. The department's fee schedule shall have differential rates for providers with proof of accreditation from organizations that the department has determined to have substantially equivalent standards to those of the department, including but not limited to the joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations, the commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities, and the council on accreditation. To reflect the reduced costs associated with regulation of accredited programs, the department's fees for organizations with such proof of accreditation must reflect the lower cost of licensing for these programs than for other organizations which are not accredited. To the extent that the fees charged in fiscal year 2018 are not expected to fully cover the cost of the program, the department must submit a report to the office of financial management and the appropriate fiscal committees of the legislature identifying what further increases would be required and the differential impact on providers. This report must be submitted by December 1, 2017.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 209.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES—VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$14,899,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$15,603,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$97,328,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$127,830,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 210.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES—SPECIAL COMMITMENT PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$45,488,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$46,173,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$91,661,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The special commitment center may use funds appropriated in this subsection to purchase goods and supplies through hospital group purchasing organizations when it is cost-effective to do so.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 211.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES—ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORTING SERVICES PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$36,681,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$30,791,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$39,963,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$654,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$108,089,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $300,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $300,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a Washington state mentoring organization to continue its public-private partnerships to provide technical assistance and training to mentoring programs that serve at-risk youth.
(2) Within amounts appropriated in this section, the department shall provide to the department of health, where available, the following data for all nutrition assistance programs funded by the United States department of agriculture and administered by the department. The department must provide the report for the preceding federal fiscal year by February 1, 2018, and February 1, 2019. The report must provide:
(a) The number of people in Washington who are eligible for the program;
(b) The number of people in Washington who participated in the program;
(c) The average annual participation rate in the program;
(d) Participation rates by geographic distribution; and
(e) The annual federal funding of the program in Washington.
(3) $1,216,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $515,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1661 (child, youth, families department). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(4) $81,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $86,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $167,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of an agreement reached between the governor and the Washington federation of state employees for the language access providers under the provisions of chapter 41.56 RCW for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. Funding is contingent upon the enactment of Senate Bill No. 5969 (transparency in public employee collective bargaining). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided is this subsection shall lapse.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 212.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES—PAYMENTS TO OTHER AGENCIES PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$81,319,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$43,380,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$57,578,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$182,277,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $39,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $11,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1661 (child, youth, families department). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(2) $12,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $12,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $24,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 268, Laws of 2017 (2SHB 1402) (incapacitated persons/rights).
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 213.  FOR THE STATE HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
During the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, the health care authority shall provide support and data as required by the office of the state actuary in providing the legislature with health care actuarial analysis, including providing any information in the possession of the health care authority or available to the health care authority through contracts with providers, plans, insurers, consultants, or any other entities contracting with the health care authority.
Information technology projects or investments and proposed projects or investments impacting time capture, payroll and payment processes and systems, eligibility, case management, and authorization systems within the health care authority are subject to technical oversight by the office of the chief information officer.
The health care authority shall not initiate any services that require expenditure of state general fund moneys unless expressly authorized in this act or other law. The health care authority may seek, receive, and spend, under RCW 43.79.260 through 43.79.282, federal moneys not anticipated in this act as long as the federal funding does not require expenditure of state moneys for the program in excess of amounts anticipated in this act. If the health care authority receives unanticipated unrestricted federal moneys, those moneys shall be spent for services authorized in this act or in any other legislation providing appropriation authority, and an equal amount of appropriated state general fund moneys shall lapse. Upon the lapsing of any moneys under this subsection, the office of financial management shall notify the legislative fiscal committees. As used in this subsection, "unrestricted federal moneys" includes block grants and other funds that federal law does not require to be spent on specifically defined projects or matched on a formula basis by state funds.
(1) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$2,065,747,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$2,114,943,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$11,503,815,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$232,300,000
Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems
Trust AccountState Appropriation. . . .$15,086,000
Hospital Safety Net Assessment AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$725,012,000
Medicaid Fraud Penalty AccountState Appropriation. . . .$28,163,000
Medical Aid AccountState Appropriation. . . .$528,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2018). . . .$16,205,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2019). . . .$17,039,000
State Health Care Authority Administrative Account
State Appropriation. . . .$7,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$16,718,845,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) $256,645,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $264,704,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the authority to implement a single, standard medicaid preferred drug list to be used by all contracted medicaid managed health care systems, on or before January 1, 2018. The preferred drug list shall be developed in consultation with all contracted managed health care systems and the state pharmacy and therapeutics committee or drug utilization review board and shall further the goals and objectives of the medicaid program. The list shall be designed to maximize federal rebates and supplemental rebates and ensure access to clinically effective and appropriate drug therapies under each class. Entities eligible for 340B drug pricing shall continue to operate under their current pricing agreement, unless otherwise required by federal laws or regulations. The authority may utilize external consultants with expertise in evidence-based drug class reviews, pharmacy benefit management, and purchasing to assist with the completion of this development and implementation. The authority shall require each managed care organization that has contracted with the authority to provide care to medicaid beneficiaries to use the established preferred drug list; and shall prohibit each managed care organization and any of its agents from negotiating or collecting rebates for any medications listed in the state's medicaid single preferred drug list whether preferred or nonpreferred. To assist in the implementation of the single preferred drug list, contracted medicaid managed health care systems shall provide the authority drug-specific financial information in a format and frequency determined by the authority to include the actual amounts paid to pharmacies for prescription drugs dispensed to covered individuals compared to the cost invoiced to the health plan and individual rebates collected for prescription drugs dispensed to medicaid members. The administration of the prescription drug benefit for medicaid managed health care systems shall be carried out by a single pharmacy benefits manager under the prescription drug purchasing consortium with full transparency of all rebates, supplemental rebates, and associated administrative costs. Information disclosed to the authority by the manufacturer pursuant to this provision shall only be used for the purposes of developing and implementing a single, standard state preferred drug list in accordance with this provision. The authority, medicaid managed care organizations, and all other parties shall maintain the confidentiality of drug-specific financial and other proprietary information and such information shall not be subject to the Washington public records act. The authority shall provide a report to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature by November 15, 2018, and by November 15, 2019, including a comparison of the amount spent in the previous two fiscal years to expenditures under the new system by, at a minimum, fund source, total expenditure, drug class, and top twenty-five drugs. The data provided to the authority shall be aggregated in any report by the authority, the legislature, or the office of financial management so as not to disclose the proprietary or confidential drug-specific information, or the proprietary or confidential information that directly or indirectly identifies financial information linked to a single manufacturer. It is the intent of the legislature to revisit this policy in subsequent biennia to determine whether it is in the best interest of the state.
(b) $118,813,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $120,265,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for holding managed care capitation rates flat at calendar year 2017 levels in state fiscal years and calendar years 2018 and 2019.
(c) $122,244,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $116,038,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the authority through the competitive procurement process, to contract with licensed dental health plans or managed health care plans on a prepaid or fixed-sum risk basis to provide carved-out managed dental care services on a statewide basis that will result in greater efficiency and will facilitate better access and oral health outcomes for medicaid enrollees. Except in areas where only a single plan is available, the authority must contract with at least two plans. The authority shall include in the contracts: (i) Quarterly reporting requirements to include medicaid utilization and encounter data by current dental technology (CDT) code; (ii) a direction to increase the dental provider network; (iii) a commitment to retain innovative programs that improve access and care such as the access to baby and child dentistry program; (iv) a program to reduce emergency room use for dental purposes; (v) a requirement to ensure that dental care is being coordinated with the primary care provider of the patient to ensure integrated care; (vi) a provision that no less than eighty-five percent of the contracting fee be used to directly offset the cost of providing direct patient care as opposed to administrative costs; and (vii) a provision to ensure the contracting fee shall be sufficient to compensate county health departments and federally qualified health centers for dental patient care. The plan(s) awarded this contract must absorb all start-up costs associated with moving the program from fee-for-service to managed care and shall commit to achieving an overall savings to the program based on 2016 fee-for-service experience. In order to comply with state insurance underwriting standards, the authority shall ensure that savings offered by dental plans are actuarially sound. Starting January 31, 2019, and every year thereafter through December 2024, the authority shall submit an annual report to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature detailing how the contracted entities have met the requirements of the contract. The report shall include specific information to include utilization, how the contracted entities have increased their dental provider networks, how the emergency room use for dental purposes has been reduced, and how dental care has been integrated with patients' primary care providers. If after the end of five years the data reported does not demonstrate sufficient progress to address the stated contracted goals, the legislature will reevaluate whether carved-out dental managed care needs to be replaced with a different delivery model. The authority is authorized to seek any necessary state plan amendments or federal waivers to implement this subsection. Additional dental program savings achieved by the plans beyond those assumed in the 2017-2019 omnibus appropriations act will be used to increase dental provider reimbursement rates.
(d) $1,540,849,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,585,513,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for medicaid services and the medicaid program. However, the authority shall not accept or expend any federal funds received under a medicaid transformation waiver under healthier Washington except as described in (e) and (f) of this subsection until specifically approved and appropriated by the legislature. To ensure compliance with legislative directive budget requirements and terms and conditions of the waiver, the authority shall implement the waiver and reporting requirements with oversight from the office of financial management. The legislature finds that appropriate management of the innovation waiver requires better analytic capability, transparency, consistency, timeliness, accuracy, and lack of redundancy with other established measures and that the patient must be considered first and foremost in the implementation and execution of the demonstration waiver. In order to effectuate these goals, the authority shall: (i) Require the Dr. Robert Bree collaborative and the health technology assessment program to reduce the administrative burden upon providers by only requiring performance measures that are nonduplicative of other nationally established measures. The joint select committee on health care oversight will evaluate the measures chosen by the collaborative and the health technology assessment program for effectiveness and appropriateness; (ii) develop a patient satisfaction survey with the goal to gather information about whether it was beneficial for the patient to use the center of excellence location in exchange for additional out-of-pocket savings; (iii) ensure patients and health care providers have significant input into the implementation of the demonstration waiver, in order to ensure improved patient health outcomes; and (iv) in cooperation with the department of social and health services, consult with and provide notification of work on applications for federal waivers, including details on waiver duration, financial implications, and potential future impacts on the state budget, to the joint select committee on health care oversight prior to submitting waivers for federal approval. By federal standard, the medicaid transformation demonstration waiver shall not exceed the duration originally granted by the centers for medicare and medicaid services and any programs created or funded by this waiver do not create an entitlement.
(e) No more than $479,600,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation and no more than $154,289,000 of the general fundlocal appropriation may be expended for transformation through accountable communities of health described in initiative 1 of the medicaid transformation demonstration wavier under healthier Washington, including preventing youth drug use, opioid prevention and treatment, and physical and behavioral health integration. Under this initiative, the authority shall take into account local input regarding community needs. In order to ensure transparency to the appropriate fiscal committees of the legislature, the authority shall provide fiscal staff of the legislature query ability into any database of the fiscal intermediary that authority staff would be authorized to access. The authority shall not increase general fundstate expenditures under this initiative. The director shall report to the joint select committee on health care oversight no less than quarterly, and include details for each accountable community of health, on the financial status and measurable health outcomes. The director shall also report to the fiscal committees of the legislature all of the expenditures under this subsection and shall provide such fiscal data in the time, manner, and form requested by the legislative fiscal committees. By December 15, 2019, the authority in collaboration with each accountable community of health shall demonstrate how it will be self-sustaining by the end of the demonstration waiver period, including sources of outside funding, and provide this reporting to the joint select committee on health care oversight. If by the third year of the demonstration waiver there are not measurable, improved patient outcomes and financial returns, the Washington state institute for public policy will conduct an audit of the accountable communities of health, in addition to the process set in place through the independent evaluation required by the agreement with centers for medicare and medicaid services. Prior to the 2018 legislative session, the human services, health care, and judiciary committees of the legislature will convene a joint work session to review models in the delivery system and the impacts on medical liability. The work sessions should include integrated delivery models with multiple health care providers and medical malpractice insurance carriers.
(f) No more than $42,584,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation may be expended for supported housing and employment services described in initiative 3a and 3b of the medicaid transformation demonstration waiver under healthier Washington. Under this initiative, the authority and the department of social and health services shall ensure that allowable and necessary services are provided to eligible clients as identified by the department or its third party administrator. The authority and the department in consultation with the medicaid forecast work group, shall ensure that reasonable reimbursements are established for services deemed necessary within an identified limit per individual. The authority shall not increase general fundstate expenditures under this initiative. The director shall report to the joint select committee on health care oversight no less than quarterly on financial and health outcomes. The director shall also report to the fiscal committees of the legislature all of the expenditures of this subsection and shall provide such fiscal data in the time, manner, and form requested by the legislative fiscal committees.
(g) Sufficient amounts are appropriated in this subsection to implement the medicaid expansion as defined in the social security act, section 1902(a)(10)(A)(i)(VIII).
(h) The legislature finds that medicaid payment rates, as calculated by the health care authority pursuant to the appropriations in this act, bear a reasonable relationship to the costs incurred by efficiently and economically operated facilities for providing quality services and will be sufficient to enlist enough providers so that care and services are available to the extent that such care and services are available to the general population in the geographic area. The legislature finds that the cost reports, payment data from the federal government, historical utilization, economic data, and clinical input constitute reliable data upon which to determine the payment rates.
(i) Based on quarterly expenditure reports and caseload forecasts, if the health care authority estimates that expenditures for the medical assistance program will exceed the appropriations, the health care authority shall take steps including but not limited to reduction of rates or elimination of optional services to reduce expenditures so that total program costs do not exceed the annual appropriation authority.
(j) In determining financial eligibility for medicaid-funded services, the health care authority is authorized to disregard recoveries by Holocaust survivors of insurance proceeds or other assets, as defined in RCW 48.104.030.
(k) The legislature affirms that it is in the state's interest for Harborview medical center to remain an economically viable component of the state's health care system.
(l) When a person is ineligible for medicaid solely by reason of residence in an institution for mental diseases, the health care authority shall provide the person with the same benefits as he or she would receive if eligible for medicaid, using state-only funds to the extent necessary.
(m) $4,261,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $4,261,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $8,522,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely for low-income disproportionate share hospital payments.
(n) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, the health care authority shall provide disproportionate share hospital payments to hospitals that provide services to children in the children's health program who are not eligible for services under Title XIX or XXI of the federal social security act due to their citizenship status.
(o) $6,000,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation is provided solely for supplemental payments to nursing homes operated by public hospital districts. The public hospital district shall be responsible for providing the required nonfederal match for the supplemental payment, and the payments shall not exceed the maximum allowable under federal rules. It is the legislature's intent that the payments shall be supplemental to and shall not in any way offset or reduce the payments calculated and provided in accordance with part E of chapter 74.46 RCW. It is the legislature's further intent that costs otherwise allowable for rate-setting and settlement against payments under chapter 74.46 RCW shall not be disallowed solely because such costs have been paid by revenues retained by the nursing home from these supplemental payments. The supplemental payments are subject to retrospective interim and final cost settlements based on the nursing homes' as-filed and final medicare cost reports. The timing of the interim and final cost settlements shall be at the health care authority's discretion. During either the interim cost settlement or the final cost settlement, the health care authority shall recoup from the public hospital districts the supplemental payments that exceed the medicaid cost limit and/or the medicare upper payment limit. The health care authority shall apply federal rules for identifying the eligible incurred medicaid costs and the medicare upper payment limit.
(p) The health care authority shall continue the inpatient hospital certified public expenditures program for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. The program shall apply to all public hospitals, including those owned or operated by the state, except those classified as critical access hospitals or state psychiatric institutions. The health care authority shall submit reports to the governor and legislature by November 1, 2017, and by November 1, 2018, that evaluate whether savings continue to exceed costs for this program. If the certified public expenditures (CPE) program in its current form is no longer cost-effective to maintain, the health care authority shall submit a report to the governor and legislature detailing cost-effective alternative uses of local, state, and federal resources as a replacement for this program. During fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019, hospitals in the program shall be paid and shall retain one hundred percent of the federal portion of the allowable hospital cost for each medicaid inpatient fee-for-service claim payable by medical assistance and one hundred percent of the federal portion of the maximum disproportionate share hospital payment allowable under federal regulations. Inpatient medicaid payments shall be established using an allowable methodology that approximates the cost of claims submitted by the hospitals. Payments made to each hospital in the program in each fiscal year of the biennium shall be compared to a baseline amount. The baseline amount will be determined by the total of (i) the inpatient claim payment amounts that would have been paid during the fiscal year had the hospital not been in the CPE program based on the reimbursement rates developed, implemented, and consistent with policies approved in the 2017-2019 biennial operating appropriations act and in effect on July 1, 2015, (ii) one-half of the indigent assistance disproportionate share hospital payment amounts paid to and retained by each hospital during fiscal year 2005, and (iii) all of the other disproportionate share hospital payment amounts paid to and retained by each hospital during fiscal year 2005 to the extent the same disproportionate share hospital programs exist in the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium. If payments during the fiscal year exceed the hospital's baseline amount, no additional payments will be made to the hospital except the federal portion of allowable disproportionate share hospital payments for which the hospital can certify allowable match. If payments during the fiscal year are less than the baseline amount, the hospital will be paid a state grant equal to the difference between payments during the fiscal year and the applicable baseline amount. Payment of the state grant shall be made in the applicable fiscal year and distributed in monthly payments. The grants will be recalculated and redistributed as the baseline is updated during the fiscal year. The grant payments are subject to an interim settlement within eleven months after the end of the fiscal year. A final settlement shall be performed. To the extent that either settlement determines that a hospital has received funds in excess of what it would have received as described in this subsection, the hospital must repay the excess amounts to the state when requested. $10,575,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $13,185,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for state grants for the participating hospitals.
(q) The health care authority shall seek public-private partnerships and federal funds that are or may become available to provide on-going support for outreach and education efforts under the federal children's health insurance program reauthorization act of 2009.
(r) The health care authority shall target funding for maternity support services towards pregnant women with factors that lead to higher rates of poor birth outcomes, including hypertension, a preterm or low birth weight birth in the most recent previous birth, a cognitive deficit or developmental disability, substance abuse, severe mental illness, unhealthy weight or failure to gain weight, tobacco use, or African American or Native American race. The health care authority shall prioritize evidence-based practices for delivery of maternity support services. To the extent practicable, the health care authority shall develop a mechanism to increase federal funding for maternity support services by leveraging local public funding for those services.
(s) The authority shall submit reports to the governor and the legislature by September 15, 2018, and no later than September 15, 2019, that delineate the number of individuals in medicaid managed care, by carrier, age, gender, and eligibility category, receiving preventative services and vaccinations. The reports should include baseline and benchmark information from the previous two fiscal years and should be inclusive of, but not limited to, services recommended under the United States preventative services task force, advisory committee on immunization practices, early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment (EPSDT) guidelines, and other relevant preventative and vaccination medicaid guidelines and requirements.
(t) Managed care contracts must incorporate accountability measures that monitor patient health and improved health outcomes, and shall include an expectation that each patient receive a wellness examination that documents the baseline health status and allows for monitoring of health improvements and outcome measures.
(u) Sufficient amounts are appropriated in this section for the authority to provide an adult dental benefit.
(v) The health care authority shall coordinate with the department of social and health services to provide referrals to the Washington health benefit exchange for clients that will be ineligible for medicaid.
(w) To facilitate a single point of entry across public and medical assistance programs, and to maximize the use of federal funding, the health care authority, the department of social and health services, and the health benefit exchange will coordinate efforts to expand HealthPlanfinder access to public assistance and medical eligibility staff. The health care authority shall complete medicaid applications in the HealthPlanfinder for households receiving or applying for medical assistance benefits.
(x) $90,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $90,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $180,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely to continue operation by a nonprofit organization of a toll-free hotline that assists families to learn about and enroll in the apple health for kids program.
(y) The appropriations in this section reflect savings and efficiencies by transferring children receiving medical care provided through fee-for-service to medical care provided through managed care.
(z) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, the authority shall reimburse for primary care services provided by naturopathic physicians.
(aa) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, the authority shall continue to provide coverage for pregnant teens that qualify under existing pregnancy medical programs, but whose eligibility for pregnancy related services would otherwise end due to the application of the new modified adjusted gross income eligibility standard.
(bb) Sufficient amounts are appropriated in this section to remove the mental health visit limit and to provide the shingles vaccine and screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment benefits that are available in the medicaid alternative benefit plan in the classic medicaid benefit plan.
(cc) The authority shall use revenue appropriated from the dedicated marijuana fund for contracts with community health centers under RCW 69.50.540 in lieu of general fund—state payments to community health centers for services provided to medical assistance clients, and it is the intent of the legislature that this policy will be continued in subsequent fiscal biennia.
(dd) $127,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,144,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to the ProviderOne provider overtime project and are subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(ee) $175,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $825,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to the ProviderOne CORE operating rules project and are subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(ff) $2,200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,701,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for performance payments to reward successful beneficiary engagement in the health homes program for dual eligible enrollees and these are the maximum amounts in each fiscal year the authority may expend for this purpose.
(gg) $450,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $450,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $1,058,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the authority to hire ten nurse case managers to coordinate medically assisted treatment and movements to medical homes for those being treated for opioid use disorder. Nurses shall be located in areas and provider settings with the highest concentration of opioid use disorder patients.
(hh) Sufficient amounts are appropriated in this section for the authority to provide a collaborative care benefit beginning July 1, 2017.
(ii) The authority and the department of social and health services shall convene a work group consisting of representatives of skilled nursing facilities, adult family homes, assisted living facilities, managers of in-home long-term care, hospitals, and managed health care systems. The work group shall identify barriers that may prevent skilled nursing facilities from accepting and admitting clients from acute care hospitals in a timely and appropriate manner. The work group shall consider what additional resources are needed to allow for faster transfers of enrollees, including those with complex needs. By December 1, 2017, the authority shall report the work group's findings to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature.
(jj) Within the amounts appropriated within this section, the authority shall implement the plan to show how improved access to home health nursing reduces potentially preventable readmissions, increases access to care, reduces hospital length of stay, and prevents overall hospital admissions for clients receiving private duty nursing, medically intensive care, or home health benefits as described in their report to the legislature dated December 15, 2016, entitled home health nursing. The authority shall report to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature by December 31, 2017, information regarding the effect of the ten dollar rate increases for skilled nursing care delivered via private duty nursing or home health nursing, and how the rate changes impacted the utilization and cost of emergency room visits, reduced the length of stay for initial hospital admissions, and reduced utilization and costs of preventable hospital readmissions. The report will quantify potential cost saving opportunities that may exist through improved access to private duty and home health nursing statewide.
(kk) Within the amounts appropriated within this section, beginning July 1, 2017, the authority must increase facility fees to birth centers to the amount listed on page two of their report to the legislature dated October 15, 2016, entitled reimbursement for births performed at birth centers. This increased rate is applicable in both a fee for service setting and is the minimum allowable rate in a managed care setting. The authority shall report to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature by October 15, 2018, updated information regarding access to care, improvements to the Cesarean section rate, and savings outcomes for utilizing birth centers as an alternative to hospitals.
(ll) Beginning no later than January 1, 2018, for any service eligible under the medicaid state plan for encounter payments, managed care organizations at the request of a rural health clinic shall pay the full published encounter rate directly to the clinic. At no time will a managed care organization be at risk for or have any right to the supplemental portion of the claim. Payments will be reconciled on at least an annual basis between the managed care organization and the authority, with final review and approval by the authority. By September 31, 2017, the authority shall report to the legislature on its progress implementing this subsection.
(mm) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, and in consultation with appropriate parties, including the rural health clinic association of Washington and the centers for medicare and medicaid services, by December 1, 2017, the authority shall submit a report to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature evaluating legislative and administrative options to reduce or eliminate any amounts owed by rural health clinics under the payment reconciliation process established in the medicaid state plan.
(nn) $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $500,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the authority to implement the oral health connections pilot project in Yakima, Adams, and Cowlitz counties. The authority shall work in collaboration with Washington dental service foundation to jointly develop and implement the program. The purpose of the three-year pilot is to test the effect that enhanced dental benefits for adult medicaid clients with diabetes and pregnant women have on access to dental care, health outcomes, and medical care costs. The authority must model the pilot on the access to baby and child dentistry program. The pilot program must include enhanced reimbursement rates for participating dental providers, including denturists licensed under chapter 18.30 RCW, and an increase in the allowable number of periodontal treatments to up to four per calendar year. Diabetic or pregnant adult medicaid clients who are receiving dental care within the pilot region(s), regardless of location of the service within the pilot region(s), are eligible for the increased number of periodontal treatments. The Washington dental service foundation shall partner with the authority and provide wraparound services to link patients to care. The authority and Washington dental service foundation shall jointly develop the program. The authority and foundation shall provide a joint progress report to the appropriate committees of the legislature on December 1, 2017, and December 1, 2018.
(oo) Sufficient amounts are appropriated in this section to increase the daily rate by $155.20 for skilled nursing performed by licensed practical nurses and registered nurses who serve medically intensive children's program clients who reside in a group home setting.
(pp) During the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, the authority must revise its agreements and contracts with vendors to include a provision to require that each vendor agrees to equality among its workers by ensuring similarly employed individuals are compensated as equals as follows:
(i) Employees are similarly employed if the individuals work for the same employer, the performance of the job requires comparable skill, effort, and responsibility, and the jobs are performed under similar working conditions. Job titles alone are not determinative of whether employees are similarly employed;
(ii) Vendors may allow differentials in compensation for its workers based in good faith on any of the following:
(A) A seniority system; a merit system; a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; a bona fide job-related factor or factors; or a bona fide regional difference in compensation levels.
(B) A bona fide job-related factor or factors may include, but not be limited to, education, training, or experience, that is: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and accounts for the entire differential.
(C) A bona fide regional difference in compensation level must be: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and account for the entire differential.
(iii) The provision must allow for the termination of the contract if the authority or department of enterprise services determines that the vendor is not in compliance with this agreement or contract term.
(iv) The authority must implement this provision with any new contract and at the time of renewal of any existing contract.
(qq) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a pilot program for treatment of inmates at the Snohomish county jail who are undergoing detoxification from heroin and other opioids and for connecting those individuals with treatment providers in the community upon their release.
(rr) $6,487,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,340,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the physical health care costs of medicaid clients receiving services in facilities classified as institutions for mental diseases for longer than 15 days in a calendar month. The authority must apply for a waiver from the center for medicare and medicaid services to allow for the full cost of stays in institutions for mental diseases to be included in managed care rates beginning on July 1, 2018. The authority must submit a report on the status of the waiver to the office of financial management and the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2017.
(ss) The authority shall evaluate adding a tele-pyschiatry consultation benefit for medicaid covered individuals. The authority shall submit a report with the cost associated with adding such a benefit to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature by October 1, 2017.
(tt) $33,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $7,000 of the state health care authority administrative accountstate appropriation, and $42,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely for the bleeding disorder collaborative for care.
(uu) $304,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $304,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $608,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the authority to contract with the University of Washington tele-pain pain management program and pain management call center to advance primary care provider knowledge of complex pain management issues, including opioid addiction.
(vv) $165,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $329,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $604,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of chapter 202, Laws of 2017 (Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1713) (children's mental health).
(ww) $1,813,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $3,764,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $12,930,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of chapter 110, Laws of 2017 (Second Substitute House Bill No. 1338) (state health insurance pool).
(xx) $347,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $839,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $943,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of chapter 198, Laws of 2017 (Substitute House Bill No. 1520) (hospital payment methodology).
(yy) Sufficient amounts are appropriated in this section for the implementation of chapter 273, Laws of 2017 (Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1358) (community asst. referral programs).
(zz) $69,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $560,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $308,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the authority to implement, operate, and maintain a provider credentialing system and are subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act. The authority, in collaboration with the department of health, department of corrections, department of social and health services, the public employees' benefits board, and the department of labor and industries, shall work to ensure that a single platform provider credentialing system is implemented. The authority, departments, and board shall ensure that appropriate cost offsets and cost avoidance are assumed for reduced staff time required for provider credentialing activity and reductions in improper billing activity when implementing provider credentialing systems. The authority must enter into agreements with the department of labor and industries and the public employees' benefits board to pay their share of the costs of implementing and operating a new provider credentialing system. The authority shall submit a report to the office of financial management and appropriate committees of the legislature outlining projected cost savings and cost avoidance no later than December 1, 2018.
(2) PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' BENEFITS BOARD AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS PROGRAMS
State Health Care Authority Administration Account
State Appropriation. . . .$42,061,000
The appropriation in this subsection is subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) The authority and the public employees' benefits board shall consult with the Washington state institute for public policy on the cost-effectiveness of the wellness plan and any changes to the plan that can be made to increase the health care efficiency of the wellness plan. The authority shall report its findings to the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature by October 15, 2018.
(b) The authority and the public employees' benefits board shall ensure that procurement for employee health benefits during the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium is consistent with the funding limitations provided in part 9 of this act.
(c) $236,000 of the state health care authority administration accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $236,000 of the state health care authority administration accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to the affordable care act employer shared responsibility project and are subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(d) All savings resulting from reduced claim costs or other factors identified after December 31, 2016, must be reserved for funding employee health benefits in the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium. Any changes to benefits, including covered prescription drugs, must be approved by the public employees' benefits board. Upon procuring benefits for calendar years 2018 and 2019, the public employees' benefits board shall: (1) Not consider any changes to benefits, including prescription drugs, without considering comprehensive analysis of the cost of those changes; and (2) not adopt a package of benefits and premiums that results in a projected unrestricted reserve funding level lower than was projected under the assumptions made prior to procurement. For this purpose, assumptions means projections about the levels of future claims, costs, enrollment and other factors, prior to any changes in benefits. The certificates of coverage agreed to by the health care authority for calendar years 2018 and 2019 must ensure that no increases in coverage of prescription drugs, services, or other benefits may occur prior to approval by the public employees' benefits board at the time of procurement of benefits for the ensuing calendar year.
(e) Within the amounts appropriated within this section, the authority, in consultation with one Washington within the office of financial management, the office of the chief information officer, and other state agencies with statewide payroll or benefit systems, shall prepare a report describing options for the replacement of the Pay 1 information technology system. The report shall evaluate the potential costs, benefits, and feasibility of integrating the functions currently performed by Pay 1 into an existing or new statewide system, as well for a stand-alone system. The report shall also update the business and system requirements documents previously developed for a Pay 1 replacement system. This report shall be provided to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature by September 30, 2018.
(f) $8,000,000 of the health care authority administrative accountstate appropriation is provided solely for implementation of the school employees' benefits board until the new board commences provision of benefits on January 1, 2020. This expenditure shall be reimbursed to the health care authority administrative account from the newly created school employees' insurance administrative account after January 1, 2020.
(g) The public employees' benefits board, in collaboration with the authority, shall work to ensure that a single platform provider credentialing system is implemented. The authority and the board shall ensure that appropriate cost offsets and cost avoidance are assumed for reduced staff time required for provider credentialing activity and reductions in improper billing activity when implementing provider credentialing systems. The board must enter into an agreement with the authority to pay its share of the costs of implementing and operating a new provider credentialing system.
(3) HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$5,184,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$5,184,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$52,837,000
Health Benefit Exchange AccountState Appropriation. . . .$56,736,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$119,941,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) The receipt and use of medicaid funds provided to the health benefit exchange from the health care authority are subject to compliance with state and federal regulations and policies governing the Washington apple health programs, including timely and proper application, eligibility, and enrollment procedures.
(b)(i) By July 15th and January 15th of each year, the authority shall make a payment of one-half the general fundstate appropriation and one-half the health benefit exchange accountstate appropriation to the exchange.
(ii) For the 2017-2019 biennium, for the purpose of annually calculating issuer assessments, exchange operational costs may include up to three months of additional operating costs.
(iii) The exchange shall monitor actual to projected revenues and make necessary adjustments in expenditures or carrier assessments to ensure expenditures do not exceed actual revenues.
(iv) Payments made from general fund—state appropriation and health benefit exchange account—state appropriation shall be available for expenditure for no longer than the period of the appropriation from which it was made. When the actual cost of materials and services have been fully determined, and in no event later than the lapsing of the appropriation, any unexpended balance of the payment shall be returned to the authority for credit to the fund or account from which it was made, and under no condition shall expenditures exceed actual revenue.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 214.  FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$2,317,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$2,359,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$2,427,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$7,103,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 215.  FOR THE BOARD OF INDUSTRIAL INSURANCE APPEALS
Worker and Community Right-to-Know AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$10,000
Accident AccountState Appropriation . . . .$22,437,000
Medical Aid AccountState Appropriation . . . .$22,438,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$44,885,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 216.  FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$21,703,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$20,705,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$5,905,000
Death Investigations AccountState Appropriation . . . .$148,000
Municipal Criminal Justice Assistance AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$460,000
Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$8,167,000
24/7 Sobriety AccountState Appropriation . . . .$30,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$57,118,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $5,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $5,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, are provided to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs solely to verify the address and residency of registered sex offenders and kidnapping offenders under RCW 9A.44.130. The association may use no more than $50,000 per fiscal year of the amounts provided on program management activities.
(2) $1,284,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,283,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for seventy-five percent of the costs of providing six additional statewide basic law enforcement trainings in each fiscal year. The criminal justice training commission must schedule its funded classes to minimize wait times throughout each fiscal year and meet statutory wait time requirements.
(3) $745,000 of the general fundlocal appropriation is provided solely to purchase ammunition for the basic law enforcement academy. Jurisdictions shall reimburse to the criminal justice training commission the costs of ammunition, based on the average cost of ammunition per cadet, for cadets that they enroll in the basic law enforcement academy.
(4) The criminal justice training commission may not run a basic law enforcement academy class of fewer than 30 students.
(5) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a school safety program. The commission, in collaboration with the school safety center advisory committee, shall provide the school safety training for all school administrators and school safety personnel hired after the effective date of this section.
(6) $96,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $96,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the school safety center within the commission. The safety center shall act as an information dissemination and resource center when an incident occurs in a school district in Washington or in another state, coordinate activities relating to school safety, and review and approve manuals and curricula used for school safety models and training. Through an interagency agreement, the commission shall provide funding for the office of the superintendent of public instruction to continue to develop and maintain a school safety information web site. The school safety center advisory committee shall develop and revise the training program, using the best practices in school safety, for all school safety personnel. The commission shall provide research-related programs in school safety and security issues beneficial to both law enforcement and schools.
(7) $146,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $146,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the costs of providing statewide advanced driving training with the use of a driving simulator.
(8) $679,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $587,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 261, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1501) (attempts to obtain firearms).
(9) $57,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for implementation of chapter 295, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1258) (first responders/disability).
(10) $198,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $414,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 290, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1109) (victims of sexual assault).
(11) $117,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $117,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $1,000,000 of the Washington auto theft prevention accountstate appropriation are provided solely for the first responder building mapping information system.
(12) $595,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $595,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to continue crisis intervention training required in chapter 87, Laws of 2015.
(13) $250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the criminal justice training commission to deliver research-based programs to instruct, guide, and support local law enforcement agencies in fostering the "guardian philosophy" of policing, which emphasizes de-escalating conflicts and reducing the use of force.
(14) $429,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $429,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for expenditure into the nonappropriated Washington internet crimes against children account for the implementation of chapter 84, Laws of 2015.
(15) $842,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $353,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the purpose of creating and funding on an ongoing basis the: (a) Updating and providing of basic and in-service training for peace officers and corrections officers that emphasizes de-escalation and use of less lethal force; and (b) creation and provision of an evidence-based leadership development program, in partnership with Microsoft, that trains, equips, and supports law enforcement leaders using research-based strategies to reduce crime and improve public trust.
(16) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to fund pilot projects in Benton county to support local law enforcement education for law enforcement, medical professionals, first responders, courts, educators, and others to raise awareness and identifying warning signs of human trafficking. Any educational opportunities created through the pilot projects in Benton county may provide access for adjacent counties if resources and availability permits.
(17) $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely to the Washington association of sheriffs and police chiefs to administer statewide training in the use of the Washington state gang database, established in compliance with RCW 43.43.762, and provide grant funding to ensure agencies enter appropriate and reliable data into the database. The training shall develop professionals with regional responsibilities for database administration throughout the state.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 217.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$7,671,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$8,897,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$11,876,000
Asbestos AccountState Appropriation . . . .$527,000
Electrical License AccountState Appropriation . . . .$52,100,000
Farm Labor Contractor AccountState Appropriation . . . .$28,000
Worker and Community Right-to-Know AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$993,000
Public Works Administration AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$6,303,000
Manufactured Home Installation Training
AccountState Appropriation . . . .$378,000
Accident AccountState Appropriation . . . .$320,314,000
Accident AccountFederal Appropriation . . . .$16,765,000
Medical Aid AccountState Appropriation . . . .$333,053,000
Medical Aid AccountFederal Appropriation . . . .$3,739,000
Plumbing Certificate AccountState Appropriation . . . .$1,882,000
Pressure Systems Safety AccountState Appropriation . . . .$4,442,000
Construction Registration Inspection AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$19,128,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$788,096,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1)(a) $100,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely to engage in rule making under RCW 49.46.020 to review the minimum wage for employees under eighteen years of age in light of the enactment of Initiative Measure No. 1433. In the development of a proposed rule for public comment and consideration, the department shall consider:
(i) Academic research on the contribution employment has on high school graduation rates; admission to institutions of higher education, apprenticeship programs, and other post-secondary educational opportunities; and earnings outcomes later in life;
(ii) Data, where available, on the impact on teen employment in cities that have implemented increases in their minimum wage;
(iii) Options that provide incentives for employers to hire teen workers in their first job, or in roles connected to training programs; and
(iv) Options that insure the safety of teens and adherence to state and federal youth employment laws.
(b) The results of the review and a proposed rule for consideration must be complete by December 1, 2017.
(2)(a) $250,000 of the medical aid account—state appropriation and $250,000 of the accident fundstate appropriation are provided solely for the department to conduct a study on occupational disease claims. The purpose of the study is to identify medical providers who are inappropriately submitting occupational diseases claims and to develop best practices to better identify where employment is the proximate cause of diseases and conditions that are covered under industrial insurance. The study must specifically develop new tools and practices for the department and medical providers to use to assess when a disease or infection is proximately caused by distinctive conditions in employment as opposed to exposure to the disease or infection outside of his or her employment or as an ordinary condition of life to which the general public is exposed without regard to employment. The department, in consultation with the workers' compensation advisory committee, may select distinct diseases, infections, or conditions for review such as hearing loss.
(b) The department must work with its appropriate advisory committees to develop the study and provide a written report on the study to the appropriate committees of the legislature in December 2017 and December 2018.
(3) $123,000 of the accident accountstate appropriation and $22,000 of the medical aidstate appropriation are provided solely for implementation of chapter 150, Laws of 2017 (House Bill No. 1906) (farm internship).
(4) The department, in collaboration with the health care authority, shall work to ensure that a single platform provider credentialing system is implemented. The authority and department shall ensure that appropriate cost offsets and cost avoidance are assumed for reduced staff time required for provider credentialing activity and reductions in improper billing activity when implementing provider credentialing systems. The department must enter into an agreement with the health care authority to pay its share of the costs of implementing and operating a new provider credentialing system.
(5) $6,124,000 of the accident accountstate appropriation and $5,989,000 of the medical aid accountstate appropriation are provided solely for business transformation projects and are subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(6) $19,128,000 of the construction registration inspection accountstate appropriation is provided solely to implement House Bill No. 1716 (construction inspection account). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(7) $2,000,000 of the accident accountstate appropriation and $2,000,000 of the medical accountstate appropriation are provided solely for a contract with a workforce institute to provide supplemental instruction for information technology apprentices. Funds spent for this purpose must be matched by an equal amount of funding from the information technology industry members.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 218.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
(1) HEADQUARTERS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$2,004,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$1,997,000
Charitable, Educational, Penal, and Reformatory
Institutions AccountState Appropriation . . . .$10,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$4,011,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $85,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $84,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 173, Laws of 2017 (ESSB 1802) (veterans' shared leave pool).
(2) FIELD SERVICES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$6,220,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$6,278,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$3,751,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$4,799,000
Veteran Estate Management AccountPrivate/Local
Appropriation . . . .$666,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$21,714,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to provide crisis and emergency relief and education, training, and employment assistance to veterans and their families in their communities through the veterans innovation program.
(b) $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 192, Laws of 2017 (SB 5849) (veterans' services).
(c) $110,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $110,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the expansion of the veterans conservation corps by fifteen paid internships.
(3) INSTITUTIONAL SERVICES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$2,105,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$2,307,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$93,767,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$35,687,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$133,866,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 219.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$71,759,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$72,148,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$550,186,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$185,189,000
Hospital Data Collection AccountState Appropriation . . . .$348,000
Health Professions AccountState Appropriation . . . .$129,629,000
Aquatic Lands Enhancement AccountState Appropriation . . . .$623,000
Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems
Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$9,247,000
Safe Drinking Water AccountState Appropriation . . . .$5,678,000
Drinking Water Assistance AccountFederal
Appropriation . . . .$16,016,000
Waterworks Operator CertificationState Appropriation . . . .$1,671,000
Drinking Water Assistance Administrative AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$372,000
Site Closure AccountState Appropriation . . . .$169,000
Biotoxin AccountState Appropriation . . . .$1,972,000
State Toxics Control AccountState Appropriation . . . .$4,259,000
Medicaid Fraud Penalty AccountState Appropriation . . . .$938,000
Medical Test Site Licensure AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$2,594,000
Youth Tobacco and Vapor Products Prevention AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$4,963,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2018). . . .$9,761,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2019). . . .$9,766,000
Public Health Supplemental AccountPrivate/Local
Appropriation . . . .$3,248,000
Accident AccountState Appropriation . . . .$344,000
Medical Aid AccountState Appropriation . . . .$53,000
Suicide-Safer Homes Project AccountState Appropriation. . . .$50,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,080,983,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The department of health shall not initiate any services that will require expenditure of state general fund moneys unless expressly authorized in this act or other law. The department of health and the state board of health shall not implement any new or amended rules pertaining to primary and secondary school facilities until the rules and a final cost estimate have been presented to the legislature, and the legislature has formally funded implementation of the rules through the omnibus appropriations act or by statute. The department may seek, receive, and spend, under RCW 43.79.260 through 43.79.282, federal moneys not anticipated in this act as long as the federal funding does not require expenditure of state moneys for the program in excess of amounts anticipated in this act. If the department receives unanticipated unrestricted federal moneys, those moneys shall be spent for services authorized in this act or in any other legislation that provides appropriation authority, and an equal amount of appropriated state moneys shall lapse. Upon the lapsing of any moneys under this subsection, the office of financial management shall notify the legislative fiscal committees. As used in this subsection, "unrestricted federal moneys" includes block grants and other funds that federal law does not require to be spent on specifically defined projects or matched on a formula basis by state funds.
(2) During the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, each person subject to RCW 43.70.110(3)(c) is required to pay only one surcharge of up to twenty-five dollars annually for the purposes of RCW 43.70.112, regardless of how many professional licenses the person holds.
(3) In accordance with RCW 43.20B.110, 43.135.055, and 71.24.035, the department is authorized to adopt license and certification fees in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to support the costs of the regulatory program. The department's fee schedule shall have differential rates for providers with proof of accreditation from organizations that the department has determined to have substantially equivalent standards to those of the department, including but not limited to the joint commission on accreditation of health care organizations, the commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities, and the council on accreditation. To reflect the reduced costs associated with regulation of accredited programs, the department's fees for organizations with such proof of accreditation must reflect the lower costs of licensing for these programs than for other organizations which are not accredited.
(4)(a) $5,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $5,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to support the local health jurisdictions to improve their ability to address (i) communicable disease monitoring and prevention and (ii) chronic disease and injury prevention. The department and representatives of local health jurisdictions must work together to arrive at a mutually acceptable allocation and distribution of funds and to determine the best accountability measures to ensure efficient and effective use of funds, emphasizing the use of shared services.
(b) By December 31, 2017, the department shall provide a preliminary report, and by November 30, 2018, a final report, to the appropriate committees of the legislature regarding:
(i) The allocation of funding, as provided in this subsection, to the local health jurisdictions;
(ii) Steps taken by the local health jurisdictions that received funding to improve communicable disease monitoring and prevention and chronic disease and injury prevention;
(iii) An assessment of the effectiveness of the steps taken by local health jurisdictions and the criteria measured; and
(iv) Any recommendations for future models for service delivery to address communicable and chronic diseases.
(5)(a) $1,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department, as part of foundational public health services, to implement strategies to control the spread of communicable diseases and other health threats. These strategies may include updating or replacing equipment in the state public health laboratory; addressing health inequities among state residents; reporting on the root cause analyses of adverse events at medical facilities; performing critical activities to prevent adverse health consequences of hepatitis C; or assessing information technology system consolidation and modernization opportunities for statewide public health data systems.
(b) By November 30, 2018, the department shall develop a statewide governmental public health improvement plan and provide it to the appropriate committees of the legislature.
(6) $26,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $10,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 295, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1258) (first responders/disability).
(7) Within amounts appropriated in this section, funding is provided to implement chapter 312, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5046) (language of public notices).
(8) $39,000 of the general fundlocal appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 249, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1714) (nurse staffing plans).
(9) $27,000 of the health professions accountstate appropriation and $50,000 of the Suicide-Safer Homes Project account are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 262, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1612) (reducing access to lethal means).
(10) $269,000 of the health professions accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 297, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1427) (opioid treatment program).
(11) $350,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $350,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided to the department solely to cover costs of providing increased capacity under existing contracts with suicide prevention lines to respond to calls to the national suicide prevention lifeline.
(12) $40,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $40,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the midwifery licensure and regulatory program to supplement revenue from fees. The department shall charge no more than five hundred twenty-five dollars annually for new or renewed licenses for the midwifery program.
(13)(a) Within amounts appropriated in this section, the department, in consultation with advocacy groups and experts that focus on hunger and poverty issues, shall produce a report regarding ongoing nutrition assistance programs funded by the United States department of agriculture and administered in Washington state. The report must be a compilation, by program, of data already collected by the department of social and health services, the department of health, the office of the superintendent of public instruction, and the Washington state department of agriculture, and it must include, where available, but is not limited to:
(i) The number of people in Washington who are eligible for the program;
(ii) The number of people in Washington who participated in the program;
(iii) The average annual participation rate in the program;
(iv) Participation rates by geographic distribution; and
(v) The annual federal funding of the program in Washington.
(b) The department shall report to the appropriate committees of the legislature and to the governor. An initial report is due by April 30, 2018, and a second report is due by April 30, 2019.
(14) Information technology projects or investments and proposed projects or investments impacting time capture, payroll and payment processes and systems eligibility, case management, and authorization systems within the department of health are subject to technical oversight by the office of the state chief information officer.
(15) $2,604,000 of the health professions accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the medical quality assurance commission to address increased workload.
(16) $896,000 of the health professions accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the pharmacy commission to improve research and communication to pharmacies regarding the development and implementation of new and changing rules.
(17) $9,000,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation is provided solely for the department to implement projects and activities during the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium that are designed to improve the health and well-being of individuals living with human immunodeficiency virus, including:
(a) A health disparity project to increase access to dental, mental health, and housing services for populations that have historically experienced limited access to needed services, including Latino individuals in central Washington;
(b) A project to establish a peer-to-peer network for individuals living with human immunodeficiency virus. Trained navigators will work to link individuals living with human immunodeficiency virus to medical care, housing support, training, and other needed services;
(c) A project to expand the MAX clinic within Harborview hospital to serve an increased number of high-need clients and establishing a MAX clinic to serve high-need clients in Pierce county. This project shall also provide statewide training for staff of the department, of local health jurisdictions, and of providers of services for persons with human immunodeficiency virus;
(d) The development of a single eligibility portal to allow statewide usage and streamlined case management for individuals who are living with human immunodeficiency virus and receiving public health services; and
(e) An assessment and evaluation of the effectiveness of each of the projects outlined in subsections (a) through (d) of this subsection.
(18) $6,096,000 of the general fundlocal appropriation is provided solely for the department to target its efforts in the HIV early intervention program toward populations with health disparities.
(19) $1,118,000 of the general fundlocal appropriation is provided solely for equipment, testing supplies, and materials necessary to add x-linked adrenoleukodystrophy to the mandatory newborn screening panel. The department is authorized to increase the newborn screening fee by $8.10.
(20) $1,500,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,500,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for:
(a) Increased screening, case management, and an electronic data reporting system to identify children who are at the highest risk of having elevated levels of lead in their blood, prioritizing children who live in areas where the risk is highest; and
(b) Sampling and testing of drinking water and water fixtures in public schools. The department, in collaboration with the educational service districts, must prioritize testing within elementary schools where drinking water and water fixtures have not been tested for contaminants at any time, and elementary schools where drinking water and water fixtures have not been tested within the past three years. Consistent with the United States environmental protection agency's manual, "3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools—Revised Technical Guidance," the department must develop guidance and testing protocols for the lead action level for drinking water and for testing drinking water and drinking water fixtures in public and private schools. The guidance must include:
(i) Actions to take if test results exceed the federal action level or public drinking water standard;
(ii) Recommendations to schools on prioritizing fixture replacement, and options for further reducing lead, including replacement of fixtures or use of certified filters when results are below the federal action level for schools, but exceed the maximum level recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics; and
(iii) Recommendations for communicating test results and risk to parents and the community, including that there is no safe level of lead in water and that action may be warranted even if levels are below the action level.
(21) $277,000 of the general fundlocal appropriation is provided solely to implement chapter 207, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1819) (children's mental health).
(22) $130,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $130,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to increase the funding for the breast, cervical, and colon health program administered by the department.
(23) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, and in accordance with RCW 43.20B.110 and 70.41.100, the department shall set fees to include the full costs of the performance of inspections pursuant to RCW 70.41.080.
(24) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, and in accordance with RCW 43.70.110 and 71.12.470, the department shall set fees to include the full costs of the performance of inspections pursuant to RCW 71.12.485.
(25) $250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to contract with a nongovernmental entity that has experience in adapting global health strategies to underserved communities for a pilot program to develop strategies to address health disparities in rural communities. The program should engage marginalized communities in order to identify barriers and social determinants that most impact health, including access to housing and food and economic stability. The department must report to the legislature by December 1, 2018, regarding identified barriers and any recommendations for interventions.
(26) $27,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $16,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 273, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1358) (community assistance referral programs).
(27) $224,000 of the health professions accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 320, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5322) (dentists and third parties).
(28) $93,000 of the health professions account—state appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 101, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1431) (osteopathic medicine and surgery).
(29) $82,000 of the general fund—local appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of chapter 263, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5152) (pediatric transitional care).
(30) $25,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the department to prepare and submit a report about the certificate of need program to the governor and the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature by October 1, 2017. By health care setting, for each of the preceding ten fiscal years, the report must show the total number of applications, the total number of accepted applications, the total number of beds requested, the total number of beds approved, and a summary of the most common reasons for declining an application. The report must include suggestions for modifying the program to increase the number of successful applications. At least one suggestion must address the goal of adding psychiatric beds within hospitals.
(31) The department, in collaboration with the health care authority, shall work to ensure that a single platform provider credentialing system is implemented. The authority and department shall ensure that appropriate cost offsets and cost avoidance are assumed for reduced staff time required for provider credentialing activity and reductions in improper billing activity when implementing provider credentialing systems.
(32) $28,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $28,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for staffing capacity at the department to support a performance audit of the fee-setting process for each health profession licensed by the department.
(33) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 294, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5835) (health outcomes/pregnancy).
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 220.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
(1) ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$64,492,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$64,219,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$128,711,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) $35,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $35,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the support of a statewide council on mentally ill offenders that includes as its members representatives of community-based mental health treatment programs, current or former judicial officers, and directors and commanders of city and county jails and state prison facilities. The council will investigate and promote cost-effective approaches to meeting the long-term needs of adults and juveniles with mental disorders who have a history of offending or who are at-risk of offending, including their mental health, physiological, housing, employment, and job training needs.
(b)(i) During the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, the department must revise its agreements and contracts with vendors to include a provision to require that each vendor agrees to equality among its workers by ensuring similarly employed individuals are compensated as equals as follows:
(A) Employees are similarly employed if the individuals work for the same employer, the performance of the job requires comparable skill, effort, and responsibility, and the jobs are performed under similar working conditions. Job titles alone are not determinative of whether employees are similarly employed;
(B) Vendors may allow differentials in compensation for its workers based in good faith on any of the following:
(I) A seniority system; a merit system; a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; a bona fide job-related factor or factors; or a bona fide regional difference in compensation levels.
(II) A bona fide job-related factor or factors may include, but not be limited to, education, training, or experience, that is: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and accounts for the entire differential.
(III) A bona fide regional difference in compensation level must be: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and account for the entire differential.
(ii) The provision must allow for the termination of the contract if the department or department of enterprise services determines that the vendor is not in compliance with this agreement or contract term.
(iii) The department must implement this provision with any new contract and at the time of renewal of any existing contract.
(c) $865,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $587,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for information technology business solutions and are subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(d) The department, in collaboration with the health care authority, shall work to ensure that a single platform provider credentialing system is implemented. The authority and department shall ensure that appropriate cost offsets and cost avoidance are assumed for reduced staff time required for provider credentialing activity and reductions in improper billing activity when implementing provider credentialing systems.
(2) CORRECTIONAL OPERATIONS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$541,061,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$562,878,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$818,000
Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$4,608,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,109,365,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) The department may contract for beds statewide to the extent that it is at no net cost to the department. The department shall calculate and report the average cost per offender per day, inclusive of all services, on an annual basis for a facility that is representative of average medium or lower offender costs. The duration of the contracts may be for up to four years. The department shall not pay a rate greater than $85 per day per offender for all costs associated with the offender while in the local correctional facility to include programming and health care costs, or the equivalent of $85 per day per bed including programming and health care costs for full units. The capacity provided at local correctional facilities must be for offenders whom the department of corrections defines as medium or lower security offenders. Programming provided for inmates held in local jurisdictions is included in the rate, and details regarding the type and amount of programming, and any conditions regarding transferring offenders must be negotiated with the department as part of any contract. Local jurisdictions must provide health care to offenders that meet standards set by the department. The local jail must provide all medical care including unexpected emergent care. The department must utilize a screening process to ensure that offenders with existing extraordinary medical/mental health needs are not transferred to local jail facilities. If extraordinary medical conditions develop for an inmate while at a jail facility, the jail may transfer the offender back to the department, subject to terms of the negotiated agreement. Health care costs incurred prior to transfer are the responsibility of the jail.
(b) $501,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $501,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to maintain the facility, property, and assets at the institution formerly known as the maple lane school in Rochester.
(c) $1,379,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, and $1,379,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to contract for the use of inmate bed capacity in lieu of prison beds operated by the state to meet prison capacity needs.
(d) $250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to enter into an agreement to purchase electricity for the Monroe correctional complex from a sawmill waste cogeneration system that is connected to a lumber mill that employs at least 150 people. The agreement cannot increase the total cost for the purchase of electricity for the entire complex.
(e) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, funding is provided to implement chapter 335, Laws of 2017 (SB 5037) (DUI 4th offense/felony).
(f) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 226, Laws of 2017 (HB 1153) (vulnerable persons/crimes).
(g) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5934 (concerning convicted persons).
(i) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, the department of corrections must review the use of full body scanners at state correctional facilities for women to reduce the frequency of strip and body cavity searches and report with recommendations to the governor and the appropriate legislative committees by November 15, 2017. The report must address the cost of technology, installation, and maintenance; the benefits to personnel and inmates; information regarding accumulated exposure to radiation; and general guidelines for implementation at a pilot facility.
(3) COMMUNITY SUPERVISION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$181,670,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$187,807,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$2,368,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$371,845,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) The department of corrections shall contract with local and tribal governments for the provision of jail capacity to house offenders who violate the terms of their community supervision. A contract shall not have a cost of incarceration in excess of $85 per day per offender. A contract shall not have a year-to-year increase in excess of three percent per year. The contracts may include rates for the medical care of offenders which exceed the daily cost of incarceration and the limitation on year-to-year increases, provided that medical payments conform to the department's offender health plan and pharmacy formulary, and all off-site medical expenses are preapproved by department utilization management staff.
(b) The department shall engage in ongoing mitigation strategies to reduce the costs associated with community supervision violators, including improvements in data collection and reporting and alternatives to short-term confinement for low-level violators.
(c) By January 1, 2018, the department of corrections shall provide a report to the office of financial management and the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature to include a review of the department's policies and procedures related to swift and certain sanctioning, and identification of legal decisions that impact caseload and operations. The report shall include recommendations for improving public and staff safety while decreasing recidivism through improved alignment of the department's policies and procedures with current best practices concerning swift and certain sanctioning. The report shall include a review of department practices, legal decisions that impact caseload and operations, an analysis of current best practices in other jurisdictions that have adopted swift and certain sanctioning, and recommendations to improve the department's practices and procedures.
(d) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, funding is provided to implement chapter 335, Laws of 2017 (SB 5037) (DUI 4th offense/felony).
(e) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of Senate Bill No. 5934 (concerning convicted persons).
(4) CORRECTIONAL INDUSTRIES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$5,985,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$6,085,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$12,070,000
(5) INTERAGENCY PAYMENTS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$44,091,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$41,176,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$85,267,000
(6) OFFENDER CHANGE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$55,170,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$56,426,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$111,596,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) The department of corrections shall use funds appropriated in this subsection (6) for offender programming. The department shall develop and implement a written comprehensive plan for offender programming that prioritizes programs which follow the risk-needs-responsivity model, are evidence-based, and have measurable outcomes. The department is authorized to discontinue ineffective programs and to repurpose underspent funds according to the priorities in the written plan.
(b) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, funding is provided to implement chapter 335, Laws of 2017 (SB 5037) (DUI 4th offense/felony).
(7) HEALTH CARE SERVICES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$128,680,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$127,782,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$256,462,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The state prison medical facilities may use funds appropriated in this subsection to purchase goods and supplies through hospital or other group purchasing organizations when it is cost effective to do so.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 221.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES FOR THE BLIND
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$2,478,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$2,525,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$25,276,00
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$60,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$30,339,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 222.  FOR THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$216,993,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$35,426,000
Unemployment Compensation Administration AccountFederal
Appropriation . . . .$270,643,000
Administrative Contingency AccountState Appropriation . . . .$20,386,000
Employment Service Administrative AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$53,555,000
Family and Medical Leave Insurance AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$82,000,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$679,003,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The department is directed to maximize the use of federal funds. The department must update its budget annually to align expenditures with anticipated changes in projected revenues.
(2) $4,152,000 of the unemployment compensation administration accountfederal appropriation is provided solely to the unemployment tax and benefits systems and is subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(3) $82,000,000 of the family and medical leave insurance accountstate appropriation is provided solely for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1116 (family and medical leave insurance), Senate Bill No. 5975 (paid family and medical leave), or Senate Bill No. 5032 (family and medical leave insurance). If none of the bills are enacted by July 31, 2017, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(4) $240,000 of the administrative contingency accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the employment security department to contract with a center for workers in King county. The amount appropriated in this subsection shall be used by the contracted center for workers to support initiatives that generate high-skill, high-wage jobs; improve workforce and training systems; improve service delivery for dislocated workers; and build alliances with community and environmental organizations.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 223.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES
(1) CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SERVICES PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$366,467,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$236,770,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation. . . .$1,477,000
Domestic Violence Prevention AccountState     
Appropriation. . . .$1,002,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$605,716,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) $748,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely to contract for the operation of one pediatric interim care center. The center shall provide residential care for up to thirteen children through two years of age. Seventy-five percent of the children served by the center must be in need of special care as a result of substance abuse by their mothers. The center shall also provide on-site training to biological, adoptive, or foster parents. The center shall provide at least three months of consultation and support to the parents accepting placement of children from the center. The center may recruit new and current foster and adoptive parents for infants served by the center. The department shall not require case management as a condition of the contract.
(b) $253,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for the costs of hub home foster families that provide a foster care delivery model that includes a licensed hub home. Use of the hub home model is intended to support foster parent retention, improve child outcomes, and encourage the least restrictive community placements for children in out-of-home care.
(c) $579,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $55,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely for a receiving care center east of the Cascade mountains.
(d) $990,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for services provided through children's advocacy centers.
(e) $1,351,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for implementation of performance-based contracts for family support and related services pursuant to RCW 74.13B.020.
(f) $7,173,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $6,022,000 of the general fund—federal appropriation are provided solely for family assessment response.
(g) $94,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for a contract with a child advocacy center in Spokane to provide continuum of care services for children who have experienced abuse or neglect and their families.
(h) $2,933,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $876,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the department to reduce the caseload ratios of social workers serving children in foster care to promote decreased lengths of stay and to make progress towards achievement of the Braam settlement caseload outcome.
(i)(A) $540,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, $328,000 of the general fund private/local appropriation, and $126,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for a contract with an educational advocacy provider with expertise in foster care educational outreach. The amounts in this subsection are provided solely for contracted education coordinators to assist foster children in succeeding in K-12 and higher education systems and to assure a focus on education during the department's transition to performance-based contracts. Funding must be prioritized to regions with high numbers of foster care youth, or regions where backlogs of youth that have formerly requested educational outreach services exist. The department is encouraged to use private matching funds to maintain educational advocacy services.
(B) The department shall contract with the office of the superintendent of public instruction, which in turn shall contract with a nongovernmental entity or entities to provide educational advocacy services pursuant to RCW 28A.300.590.
(j) The department shall continue to implement policies to reduce the percentage of parents requiring supervised visitation, including clarification of the threshold for transition from supervised to unsupervised visitation prior to reunification.
(k) $111,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $26,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for a base rate increase for licensed family child care providers. In addition, $45,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $11,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for increasing paid professional days from three days to five days for licensed family child care providers. Amounts in this subsection are provided solely for the 2017-2019 collective bargaining agreement covering family child care providers as set forth in section 940 of this act. Amounts provided in this subsection are contingent on the enactment of Senate Bill No. 5969 (transparency in public employee collective bargaining). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection (k) shall lapse.
(l) $321,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $133,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 265, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1867) (ext. foster care transitions).
(m) $400,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for a contract with a national nonprofit organization to, in partnership with private matching funds, subcontract with a community organization for specialized, enhanced adoption placement services for legally free children in state custody. The contract must supplement, but not supplant, the work of the department to secure permanent adoptive homes for children.
(n) $375,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $56,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the department to develop, implement, and expand strategies to improve the capacity, reliability, and effectiveness of contracted visitation services for children in temporary out-of-home care and their parents and siblings. Strategies may include, but are not limited to, increasing mileage reimbursement for providers, offering transportation-only contract options, and mechanisms to reduce the level of parent-child supervision when doing so is in the best interest of the child. The department must submit an analysis of the strategies and associated outcomes no later than October 1, 2018.
(o) $3,600,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for state supplemental payments for the state maintenance of effort requirement to qualify for medicaid federal financial participation.
(p) $1,018,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $195,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for a six percent base rate increase for child care center providers, effective September 1, 2017.
(q) $1,230,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $78,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to increase the travel reimbursement for in-home service providers.
(r) The department is encouraged to control exceptional reimbursement decisions so that the child's needs are met without excessive costs.
(s) $1,342,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $959,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to implement Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5890 (foster care and adoption). Within the amounts provided in this section, $366,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $174,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for short-term care for licensed foster families. If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(t) $197,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for the department to conduct biennial inspections and certifications of facilities, both overnight and day shelters, that serve those who are under 18 years old and are homeless.
(2) EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$126,721,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$148,179,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$14,192,000
Home Visiting Services AccountState Appropriation . . . .$3,191,000
Home Visiting Services AccountFederal Appropriation . . . .$11,708,000
WA Opportunity Pathways AccountState Appropriation . . . .$40,000,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$343,991,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) $67,938,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, $12,125,000 of the education legacy trust accountstate appropriation, and $40,000,000 of the opportunity pathways account appropriation are provided solely for the early childhood education and assistance program. These amounts shall support at least 13,491 slots in fiscal year 2019.
(b) $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely to develop and provide culturally relevant supports for parents, family, and other caregivers.
(c) The department is the lead agency for and recipient of the federal child care and development fund grant. Amounts within this grant shall be used to fund child care licensing, quality initiatives, agency administration, and other costs associated with child care subsidies. The department shall transfer a portion of this grant to the department of social and health services to fund the child care subsidies paid by the department of social and health services on behalf of the department.
(d)(i) $76,650,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation is provided solely for the working connections child care program under RCW 43.215.135. In order to not exceed the appropriated amount, the department shall manage the program so that the average monthly caseload does not exceed 33,000 households. The department shall give prioritized access into the program according to the following order:
(A) Families applying for or receiving temporary assistance for needy families (TANF);
(B) TANF families curing sanction;
(C) Foster children;
(D) Families that include a child with special needs;
(E) Families in which a parent of a child in care is a minor who is not living with a parent or guardian and who is a full-time student in a high school that has a school-sponsored on-site child care center;
(F) Families with a child residing with a biological parent or guardian who have received child protective services, child welfare services, or a family assessment response from the department in the past six months, and has received a referral for child care as part of the family's case management;
(G) Families that received subsidies within the last thirty days and:
(I) Have reapplied for subsidies; and
(II) Have household income of two hundred percent federal poverty level or below; and
(H) All other eligible families.
(ii) The department, in collaboration with the department of social and health services, must submit a final report by December 1, 2018, to the governor and the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature on quality control measures for the working connections child care program. The report must include:
(A) A detailed narrative of the procurement and implementation of an improved time and attendance system, including a detailed accounting of the costs of procurement and implementation;
(B) A comprehensive description of all processes, including computer algorithms and additional rule development, that the department and the department of social and health services plan to establish prior to and after full implementation of the time and attendance system. At a minimum, processes must be designed to:
(I) Ensure the department's auditing efforts are informed by regular and continuous alerts of the potential for overpayments;
(II) Avoid overpayments to the maximum extent possible and expediently recover overpayments that have occurred;
(III) Withhold payment from providers when necessary to incentivize receipt of the necessary documentation to complete an audit;
(IV) Establish methods for reducing future payments or establishing repayment plans in order to recover any overpayments;
(V) Sanction providers, including termination of eligibility, who commit intentional program violations or fail to comply with program requirements, including compliance with any established repayment plans; and
(VI) Consider pursuit of prosecution in cases with fraudulent activity; and
(C) A description of the process by which fraud is identified and how fraud investigations are prioritized and expedited.
(iii) Beginning July 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, the department, in collaboration with the department of social and health services, must report to the governor and the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature on the status of overpayments in the working connections child care program. The report must include the following information for the previous fiscal year:
(A) A summary of the number of overpayments that occurred;
(B) The reason for each overpayment;
(C) The total cost of overpayments;
(D) A comparison to overpayments that occurred in the past two preceding fiscal years; and
(E) Any planned modifications to internal processes that will take place in the coming fiscal year to further reduce the occurrence of overpayments.
(e) Within available amounts, the department in consultation with the office of financial management and the department of social and health services shall report enrollments and active caseload for the working connections child care program to the legislative fiscal committees and the legislative-executive WorkFirst oversight task force on an agreed upon schedule. The report shall also identify the number of cases participating in both temporary assistance for needy families and working connections child care. The department must also report on the number of children served through contracted slots.
(f) $1,560,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $6,712,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the seasonal child care program. If federal sequestration cuts are realized, cuts to the seasonal child care program must be proportional to other federal reductions made within the department.
(g) $2,522,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for the early childhood intervention prevention services (ECLIPSE) program. The department shall contract for ECLIPSE services to provide therapeutic child care and other specialized treatment services to abused, neglected, at-risk, and/or drug-affected children. Priority for services shall be given to children referred from the department.
(h) $45,359,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 and $13,954,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to maintain the requirements set forth in chapter 7, Laws of 2015, 3rd sp. sess. The department shall place a ten percent administrative overhead cap on any contract entered into with the University of Washington. In its annual report to the governor and the legislature, the department shall report the total amount of funds spent on the quality rating and improvements system and the total amount of funds spent on degree incentives, scholarships, and tuition reimbursements. Of the amounts provided in this subsection (h), $577,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for a six percent base rate increase for child care center providers.
(i) $1,728,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for reducing barriers for low-income providers to participate in the early achievers program.
(j) $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for a contract with a nonprofit entity experienced in the provision of promoting early literacy for children through pediatric office visits.
(k) $2,000,000 of the education legacy trust accountstate appropriation is provided solely for early intervention assessment and services.
(l) $3,445,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for the department to procure a time and attendance system and are subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(m) Information technology projects or investments and proposed projects or investments impacting time capture, payroll and payment processes and systems, eligibility, case management and authorization systems within the department are subject to technical oversight by the office of the chief information officer. The department must collaborate with the office of the chief information officer to develop a strategic business and technology architecture plan for a child care attendance and billing system that supports a statewide architecture.
(n)(i)(A) The department is required to provide to the education research and data center, housed at the office of financial management, data on all state-funded early childhood programs. These programs include the early support for infants and toddlers, early childhood education and assistance program (ECEAP), and the working connections and seasonal subsidized childcare programs including license exempt facilities or family, friend, and neighbor care. The data provided by the department to the education research data center must include information on children who participate in these programs, including their name and date of birth, and dates the child received services at a particular facility.
(B) ECEAP early learning professionals must enter any new qualifications into the department's professional development registry starting in the 2015-16 school year, and every school year thereafter. By October 2017, and every October thereafter, the department must provide updated ECEAP early learning professional data to the education research data center.
(C) The department must request federally funded head start programs to voluntarily provide data to the department and the education research data center that is equivalent to what is being provided for state-funded programs.
(D) The education research and data center must provide an updated report on early childhood program participation and K-12 outcomes to the house of representatives appropriations committee and the senate ways and means committee using available data by March 2018 for the school year ending in 2017.
(ii) The department, in consultation with the department of social and health services, must withhold payment for services to early childhood programs that do not report on the name, date of birth, and the dates a child received services at a particular facility.
(o) The department shall work with state and local law enforcement, federally recognized tribal governments, and tribal law enforcement to develop a process for expediting fingerprinting and data collection necessary to conduct background checks for tribal early learning and child care providers.
(p) $2,651,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for the 2017-2019 collective bargaining agreement covering family child care providers as set forth in section 940 of this act. Amounts provided in this subsection (p) are contingent upon the enactment of Senate Bill No. 5969 (transparency in public employee collective bargaining). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. Of the amounts provided in this subsection:
(i) $273,000 is for a base rate increase;
(ii) $55,000 is for increasing paid professional development days from three days to five days;
(iii) $1,708,000 is for the family child care providers 501(c)(3) organization for the substitute pool, training and quality improvement support services, and administration;
(iv) $114,000 is for increasing licensing incentive payments; and
(v) $500,000 is for needs based grants.
(q) $175,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for the department to contract with a nonprofit entity that provides quality improvement services to participants in the early achievers program to implement a community-based training module that supports licensed child care providers who have been rated in early achievers and who are specifically interested in serving children in the early childhood education and assistance program. The module must be functionally translated into Spanish and Somali. The module must prepare trainees to administer all aspects of the early childhood education and assistance program for eligible children in their licensed program and must be offered to 105 child care providers to serve children eligible for the early childhood education and assistance program by June 30, 2019.
(r) $219,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for implementation of chapter 236, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1445) (dual language in early learning & K-12).
(s) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for implementation of chapter 202, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1713) (children's mental health).
(t) $317,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 162, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5357) (outdoor early learning programs).
(3) PROGRAM SUPPORT
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$50,448,000
General FundFederal Appropriation. . . .$15,928,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$66,376,000
The appropriations in this subsection are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) The appropriations provided in this subsection are provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 1661 (child, youth, families department). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(b)(i) During the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, the department must revise its agreements and contracts with vendors to include a provision to require that each vendor agrees to equality among its workers by ensuring similarly employed individuals are compensated as equals as follows:
(A) Employees are similarly employed if the individuals work for the same employer, the performance of the job requires comparable skill, effort, and responsibility, and the jobs are performed under similar working conditions. Job titles alone are not determinative of whether employees are similarly employed;
(B) Vendors may allow differentials in compensation for its workers based in good faith on any of the following:
(I) A seniority system; a merit system; a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; a bona fide job-related factor or factors; or a bona fide regional difference in compensation levels.
(II) A bona fide job-related factor or factors may include, but not be limited to, education, training, or experience, that is: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and accounts for the entire differential.
(III) A bona fide regional difference in compensation level must be: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and account for the entire differential.
(ii) The provision must allow for the termination of the contract if the department or department of enterprise services determines that the vendor is not in compliance with this agreement or contract term.
(iii) The department must implement this provision with any new contract and at the time of renewal of any existing contract.
(End of part)
PART III
NATURAL RESOURCES
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 301.  FOR THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE COMMISSION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$485,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$507,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$32,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$960,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,984,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 302.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$20,877,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$21,411,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$106,575,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$23,028,000
Reclamation AccountState Appropriation . . . .$4,106,000
Flood Control Assistance AccountState Appropriation . . . .$2,175,000
State Emergency Water Projects Revolving AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$40,000
Waste Reduction/Recycling/Litter ControlState
Appropriation . . . .$13,736,000
State Drought Preparedness AccountState Appropriation . . . .$204,000
State and Local Improvements Revolving Account (Water
Supply Facilities)State Appropriation . . . .$164,000
Aquatic Algae Control AccountState Appropriation . . . .$522,000
Water Rights Tracking System AccountState Appropriation . . . .$47,000
Site Closure AccountState Appropriation . . . .$582,000
Wood Stove Education and Enforcement AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$560,000
Worker and Community Right-to-Know AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$1,872,000
Water Rights Processing AccountState Appropriation . . . .$39,000
State Toxics Control AccountState Appropriation . . . .$147,806,000
State Toxics Control AccountPrivate/Local
Appropriation . . . .$499,000
Local Toxics Control AccountState Appropriation . . . .$4,845,000
Water Quality Permit AccountState Appropriation . . . .$44,119,000
Underground Storage Tank AccountState Appropriation . . . .$3,635,000
Biosolids Permit AccountState Appropriation . . . .$2,207,000
Environmental Legacy Stewardship AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$41,259,000
Hazardous Waste Assistance AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$6,466,000
Radioactive Mixed Waste AccountState Appropriation . . . .$18,170,000
Air Pollution Control AccountState Appropriation . . . .$3,437,000
Oil Spill Prevention AccountState Appropriation . . . .$8,469,000
Air Operating Permit AccountState Appropriation . . . .$3,787,000
Freshwater Aquatic Weeds AccountState Appropriation . . . .$1,460,000
Oil Spill Response AccountState Appropriation . . . .$7,076,000
Water Pollution Control Revolving Administration
AccountState Appropriation . . . .$3,601,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$492,774,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $170,000 of the oil spill prevention account—state appropriation is provided solely for a contract with the University of Washington's sea grant program to continue an educational program targeted to small spills from commercial fishing vessels, ferries, cruise ships, ports, and marinas.
(2)(a) The department must submit a report to the appropriate committees of the legislature by October 1, 2017, regarding the status of:
(i) The development of a supplemental environmental impact statement that builds upon the April, 2015 publication: Final Environmental Impact Statement Control of Burrowing Shrimp Using Imidacloprid on Commercial Oyster and Clam Beds in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor, Washington, published by the department; and
(ii) The issuance of a general national pollutant discharge elimination system waste discharge permit allowing the use of Imidacloprid to control burrowing shrimp;
(b) If the department of ecology has not completed the supplemental environmental impact statement in (a)(i) of this subsection, or issued the general permit under (a)(ii) of this subsection, by August 1, 2017, the report to the legislature required by (a) of this subsection must include a description of the status of the supplemental environmental impact statement and general permit, and a detailed description of steps to be undertaken by the department to ensure that the supplemental environmental impact statement has been completed and the general permit has been issued in time to allow oyster growers to rely on the general permit during the 2018 season, or of the steps to be undertaken by the department to ensure that another equally viable and economically feasible option for the control of burrowing shrimp is available to oyster growers in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor for use during the 2018 growing season.
(3) $15,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $15,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for activities within the water resources program.
(4) $228,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $227,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to grant to the northwest straits commission to distribute equally among the seven Puget Sound marine resource committees.
(5) Within existing resources, the department of ecology must engage stakeholders in a revision of WSR 13-22-073, rule amendments to chapter 173-350 WAC, to revise the proposed rule and submit a report to the senate local government and energy, environment, and telecommunications committees and the house of representatives local government and environment committees by September 1, 2017. The report must include a summary of areas of consensus and dispute, proposed resolution of disputes, a list of engaged stakeholders, a proposed timeline for potential rule adoption, and the most recent draft of proposed amendment language, if any.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 303.  FOR THE STATE PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$9,645,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$9,945,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$6,981,000
Winter Recreation Program AccountState Appropriation . . . .$3,293,000
ORV and Nonhighway Vehicle AccountState Appropriation . . . .$232,000
Snowmobile AccountState Appropriation . . . .$5,633,000
Aquatic Lands Enhancement AccountState Appropriation . . . .$367,000
Outdoor Education and Recreation AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$1,500,000
Recreation Access Pass AccountState Appropriation. . . .$50,000
Parks Renewal and Stewardship AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$124,759,000
Parks Renewal and Stewardship AccountPrivate/Local
Appropriation . . . .$318,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$162,723,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $129,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $129,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a grant for the operation of the Northwest weather and avalanche center.
(2) $100,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the commission to pay assessments charged by local improvement districts.
(3) $700,000 of the parks renewal and stewardship accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the commission to replace 32 existing automated pay stations and to install 38 additional automated pay stations within state parks.
(4) $500,000 of the outdoor education and recreation accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the commission to partner with organizations that have at least one veteran on staff in implementation of the no child left inside program.
(5) $50,000 of the recreation access pass accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the commission, using its authority under RCW 79A.05.055(3) and in partnership with the department of fish and wildlife and the department of natural resources, to coordinate a process to develop options and recommendations to improve consistency, equity, and simplicity in recreational access fee systems while accounting for the fiscal health and stability of public land management. The process must be collaborative and include other relevant agencies and appropriate stakeholders. The commission must contract with the William D. Ruckelshaus Center or another neutral third party to facilitate meetings and discussions with parties involved in the process and provide a report to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2017. The process must analyze and make recommendations on:
(a) Opportunities for federal and state recreational permit fee coordination, including the potential for developing a system that allows a single pass to provide access to federal and state lands;
(b) Opportunities to enhance consistency in the way state and federal recreational access fees apply to various types of recreational users, including those that travel to public lands by motor vehicle, boat, bicycle, foot, or another method; and
(c) Opportunities to develop a comprehensive and consistent statewide approach to recreational fee discounts and exemptions to social and other groups including, but not limited to, disabled persons, seniors, disabled veterans, foster families, low-income residents, and volunteers. This analysis must examine the cost of such a program, and should consider how recreational fee discounts fit into the broader set of benefits provided by the state to these social groups. This includes a review of the efficacy, purpose, and cost of existing recreational fee discounts and exemptions, as well as opportunities for new or modified social group discounts and exemptions. The department of veterans affairs and the department of social and health services must be included in this portion of the process.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 304.  FOR THE RECREATION AND CONSERVATION FUNDING BOARD
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$1,441,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$1,398,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$3,646,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$24,000
Aquatic Lands Enhancement AccountState Appropriation . . . .$495,000
Firearms Range AccountState Appropriation . . . .$37,000
Recreation Resources AccountState Appropriation . . . .$3,615,000
NOVA Program AccountState Appropriation . . . .$1,054,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$11,710,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $156,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $156,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the board to grant to the Nisqually River Foundation for implementation of the Nisqually watershed stewardship plan.
(2) $375,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $375,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the salmon recovery funding board to grant to the Hood Canal coordinating council for the sole purpose of conducting an ecosystem impact assessment on the Hood Canal. The assessment is to study any causal relationship between the Hood Canal bridge and migrating steelhead and salmon.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 305.  FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE HEARINGS OFFICE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$2,318,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$2,375,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$4,693,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 306.  FOR THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$7,301,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$7,264,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$2,301,000
Public Works Assistance AccountState Appropriation. . . .$7,620,000
State Toxics Control AccountState Appropriation . . . .$1,000,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$25,486,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $7,602,000 of the public works assistance account—state appropriation is provided solely for implementation of the voluntary stewardship program. This amount may not be used to fund agency indirect and administrative expenses.
(2)(a) $50,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the commission to convene and facilitate a food policy forum. The director of the commission is responsible for appointing participating members of the food policy forum in consultation with the director of the department of agriculture. In making appointments, the director of the commission must attempt to ensure a diversity of knowledge, experience, and perspectives by building on the representation established by the food system roundtable initiated by executive order No. 10-02.
(b) In addition to members appointed by the director of the state conservation commission, four legislators may serve on the food policy forum in an ex officio capacity. Legislative participants must be appointed as follows:
(i) The speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint one member from each of the two largest caucuses of the house of representatives; and
(ii) The president of the senate shall appoint one member from each of the two largest caucuses of the senate.
(c) The commission shall coordinate with the office of farmland preservation and the department of agriculture to avoid duplication of effort. The commission must report to the appropriate committees of the legislature, consistent with RCW 43.01.036, with the forum's recommendations by October 31, 2018.
(3) $375,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $375,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for grants and technical assistance. Of the amounts provided in this subsection, $125,000 in each fiscal year is provided solely for activities related to water quality improvements and fecal coliform DNA speciation statewide.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 307.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$46,860,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$46,483,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$118,809,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$63,920,000
ORV and Nonhighway Vehicle AccountState Appropriation . . . .$437,000
Aquatic Lands Enhancement AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$10,460,000
Recreational Fisheries EnhancementState
Appropriation . . . .$3,084,000
Warm Water Game Fish AccountState Appropriation . . . .$2,773,000
Eastern Washington Pheasant Enhancement AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$675,000
State Wildlife AccountState Appropriation . . . .$118,033,000
Special Wildlife AccountState Appropriation . . . .$71,000
Special Wildlife AccountFederal Appropriation . . . .$505,000
Special Wildlife AccountPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$3,576,000
Wildlife Rehabilitation AccountState Appropriation . . . .$361,000
Ballast Water Management AccountState Appropriation. . . .$10,000
Hydraulic Project Approval AccountState Appropriation . . . .$690,000
Environmental Legacy Stewardship AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$2,765,000
Regional Fisheries Enhancement Salmonid Recovery Account
Federal Appropriation . . . .$5,001,000
Oil Spill Prevention AccountState Appropriation . . . .$1,122,000
Oyster Reserve Land AccountState Appropriation . . . .$527,000
Performance Audits of Government AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$325,000
Aquatic Invasive Species Management AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$1,658,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$428,145,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $467,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $467,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to pay for emergency fire suppression costs. These amounts may not be used to fund agency indirect and administrative expenses.
(2) $1,098,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,098,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for payments in lieu of real property taxes to counties that elect to receive the payments for department-owned game lands within the county.
(3) $415,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $415,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $440,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for county assessments.
(4) Prior to submitting its 2019-2021 biennial operating and capital budget requests related to state fish hatcheries to the office of financial management, the department shall contract with the hatchery scientific review group (HSRG) to review the proposed requests. This review shall: (a) Determine if the proposed requests are consistent with HSRG recommendations; (b) prioritize the components of the requests based on their contributions to protecting wild salmonid stocks and meeting the recommendations of the HSRG; and (c) evaluate whether the proposed requests are being made in the most cost-effective manner. The department shall provide a copy of the HSRG review to the office of financial management with its agency budget proposal.
(5) $400,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $400,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a state match to support the Puget Sound nearshore partnership between the department and the United States army corps of engineers. Prior to implementation of any Puget Sound nearshore ecosystem restoration projects in Whatcom county, the department must consult with and seek, to the maximum extent practicable, consensus on those projects among appropriate landowners, federally recognized Indian tribes, agencies, and community and interest groups.
(6) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, the department shall identify additional opportunities for partnerships in order to keep fish hatcheries operational. Such partnerships shall aim to maintain fish production and salmon recovery with less reliance on state operating funds.
(7) $525,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $425,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for training for a work unit to engage and empower diverse stakeholders in decisions about fish and wildlife, and the continued conflict transformation with the wolf advisory group. The department shall cooperate with the department of agriculture to shift the responsibility of implementing cost-sharing contracts with livestock producers to use nonlethal actions to minimize livestock loss from wolves and other carnivores to the department of agriculture.
(8) $1,259,000 of the state wildlife accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the fish program, including implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1597 (commercial fishing). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(9) $1,630,000 of the aquatic invasive species management account, $600,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation, $62,000 of the state wildlife accountstate appropriation, and $10,000 of the ballast water management accountstate appropriation are provided solely for activities related to aquatic invasive species, including implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 1429 or Substitute Senate Bill No. 5303 (aquatic invasive species). If neither bill is enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(10) Within amounts provided in this section, the department must consult with affected tribes and landowners in Skagit county to develop and implement a plan designed to address elk-related agricultural damage and vehicular collisions by using all available and appropriate methods including, but not limited to, cooperative fencing projects and harvest in order to minimize elk numbers on private lands and maximize the number of elk located on state and federal lands. The plan must be implemented by September 1, 2018.
(11) Within the appropriations of this section, the department shall initiate outreach with recreational fishing stakeholders so that recreational fishing guide and non-guided angler data can be collected and analyzed to evaluate changes in the structure of guide licensing, with the objectives of: (a) Improving the fishing experience and ensuring equitable opportunity for both guided and non-guided river anglers, (b) managing fishing pressure to protect wild steelhead and other species; and (c) ensuring that recreational fish guiding remains a sustainable economic contributor to rural economies. The department shall convene public meetings in the North Olympic Peninsula and Klickitat River areas, and may include other areas of the state, and shall provide the appropriate standing committees of the legislature a summary of its findings, by December 31, 2017.
(12) $450,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $450,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to grant to the regional fisheries enhancement groups.
(13)(a) $5,500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $5,500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $325,000 of the performance audits of government accountstate appropriation are provided solely as one-time funding to support the department in response to its budget shortfall. In order to address this shortfall on a long-term basis, the department must develop a plan for balancing projected revenue and expenditures and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of agency operations, including:
(i) Expenditure reduction options that maximize administrative and organizational efficiencies and savings, while avoiding hatchery closures and minimizing impacts to fisheries and hunting opportunities; and
(ii) Additional revenue options and an associated outreach plan designed to ensure that the public, stakeholders, the commission, and legislators have the opportunity to understand and impact the design of the revenue options.
(iii) The range of options created under (a)(i) and (ii) of this subsection must be prioritized by impact on achieving financial stability, impact on the public and fisheries and hunting opportunities, and on timeliness and ability to achieve intended outcomes.
(b) In consultation with the office of financial management, the department must consult with an outside management consultant to evaluate and implement efficiencies to the agency's operations and management practices. Specific areas of evaluation must include:
(i) Potential inconsistencies and increased costs associated with the decentralized nature of organizational authority and operations;
(ii) The department's budgeting and accounting processes, including work done at the central, program, and region levels, with specific focus on efficiencies to be gained by centralized budget control;
(iii) Executive management, program management, and regional management structures, specifically addressing accountability.
(c) In carrying out these planning requirements, the department must provide quarterly updates to the commission, office of financial management, and appropriate legislative committees. The department must provide a final summary of its process and plan by May 1, 2018.
(d) The department, in cooperation with the office of financial management shall conduct a zero-based budget review of its operating budget and activities to be submitted with the department's 2019-2021 biennial budget submittal. Information and analysis submitted by the department for the zero-based review under this subsection shall include:
(i) A statement of the statutory basis or other basis for the creation of each program and the history of each program that is being reviewed;
(ii) A description of how each program fits within the strategic plan and goals of the agency and an analysis of the quantified objectives of each program within the agency;
(iii) Any available performance measures indicating the effectiveness and efficiency of each program;
(iv) A description with supporting cost and staffing data of each program and the populations served by each program, and the level of funding and staff required to accomplish the goals of the program if different than the actual maintenance level;
(v) An analysis of the major costs and benefits of operating each program and the rationale for specific expenditure and staffing levels;
(vi) An analysis estimating each program's administrative and other overhead costs;
(vii) An analysis of the levels of services provided; and
(viii) An analysis estimating the amount of funds or benefits that actually reach the intended recipients.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 308.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$48,463,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$48,264,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$27,329,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$2,372,000
Forest Development AccountState Appropriation . . . .$56,643,000
ORV and Nonhighway Vehicle AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$8,449,000
Surveys and Maps AccountState Appropriation . . . .$3,462,000
Aquatic Lands Enhancement AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$13,262,000
Resources Management Cost AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$121,559,000
Surface Mining Reclamation AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$4,130,000
Disaster Response AccountState Appropriation. . . .$23,076,000
Forest and Fish Support AccountState Appropriation. . . .$12,790,000
Aquatic Land Dredged Material Disposal Site AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$400,000
Natural Resources Conservation Areas Stewardship AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$34,000
State Toxics Control AccountState Appropriation. . . .$10,705,000
Forest Practices Application AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$2,158,000
Air Pollution Control AccountState Appropriation . . . .$872,000
NOVA Program AccountState Appropriation . . . .$734,000
Derelict Vessel Removal AccountState Appropriation. . . .$1,946,000
Community Forest Trust AccountState Appropriation. . . .$52,000
Agricultural College Trust Management AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$3,056,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$389,756,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $1,420,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,352,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for deposit into the agricultural college trust management account and are provided solely to manage approximately 70,700 acres of Washington State University's agricultural college trust lands.
(2) $16,546,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $16,546,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $16,050,000 of the disaster response accountstate appropriation are provided solely for emergency fire suppression. The general fundstate appropriations provided in this subsection may not be used to fund the department's indirect and administrative expenses. The department's indirect and administrative costs shall be allocated among its remaining accounts and appropriations.
(3) $5,000,000 of the forest and fish support account—state appropriation is provided solely for outcome-based performance contracts with tribes to participate in the implementation of the forest practices program. Contracts awarded may only contain indirect costs set at or below the rate in the contracting tribe's indirect cost agreement with the federal government. If federal funding for this purpose is reinstated, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.
(4) $1,640,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,640,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the department to carry out the forest practices adaptive management program pursuant to RCW 76.09.370 and the May 24, 2012, settlement agreement entered into by the department and the department of ecology. Scientific research must be carried out according to the master project schedule and work plan of cooperative monitoring, evaluation, and research priorities adopted by the forest practices board. The forest practices board shall submit a report to the legislature following review, approval, and solicitation of public comment on the cooperative monitoring, evaluation, and research master project schedule, to include: Cooperative monitoring, evaluation, and research science and related adaptive management expenditure details, accomplishments, the use of cooperative monitoring, evaluation, and research science in decision-making, and funding needs for the coming biennium. For new or amended forest practices rules adopted or new or amended board manual provisions approved under chapter 76.09 RCW, the forest practices board shall also report on its evaluation of the scientific basis for the rule or board manual provisions including a technical assessment of the value-added benefits for aquatic resources and the corresponding economic impact to the regulated community from the rule or board manual. The report shall be provided to the appropriate committees of the legislature by November 1, 2018.
(5) $147,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $147,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for chapter 280, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 2010) (homelessness/wildfire areas), including local capacity for wildfire suppression in any county located east of the crest of the Cascade mountain range that shares a common border with Canada and has a population of one hundred thousand or fewer. The funding provided in this subsection must be provided to these counties for radio communication equipment, or to fire protection service providers within these counties for residential wildfire risk reduction activities, including education and outreach, technical assistance, fuel mitigation, and other residential risk reduction measures. For the purposes of this subsection, fire protection service providers include fire departments, fire districts, emergency management services, and regional fire protection service authorities. The department must prioritize funding to counties authorized in this subsection, and fire protection service providers within those counties that serve a disproportionately higher percentage of low-income residents as defined in RCW 84.36.042, that are located in areas of higher wildfire risk, and whose fire protection service providers have a shortage of reliable equipment and resources. Of the amount provided in this subsection, $7,000 per fiscal year is provided for department administration costs.
(6) Sufficient funding is provided in this section and the capital appropriations act to implement chapter 248, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1711) (forest health treatments).
(7) $211,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for implementation of chapter 319, Laws of 2017 (ESSB 5198) (fire retardant use). The department shall study and report on the types and efficacy of fire retardants used in fire suppression activities, their potential impact on human health and natural resources, and make recommendations to the legislature by December 31, 2017.
(8) $505,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $486,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 95, Laws of 2017 (2SSB 5546) (forest health treatment assessment). The department shall establish a forest health assessment and treatment framework that consists of biennial forest health assessments, treatments, and progress review and reporting.
(9) $150,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement accountstate appropriation is provided solely for continued facilitation and support services for the marine resources advisory council.
(10) $250,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement accountstate appropriation is provided solely for implementation of the state marine management plan and ongoing costs of the Washington coastal marine advisory council to serve as a forum and provide recommendations on coastal management issues.
(11) $406,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $350,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for Teanaway community forest operations management costs, such as management plan oversight and forest health.
(12) $150,000 of the state toxics control accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the department to meet its obligations as a potentially liable party under the Washington model toxics control act at Whitmarsh landfill and the east waterway site.
(13) $25,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for conducting an aerial survey of the Washington coast forests to monitor the occurrence and spread of Swiss needle cast disease.
(14) $25,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the department to grant to the University of Washington, Olympic natural resources center to develop a plan to mitigate the effects of Swiss needle cast disease on douglas fir tree species.
(15) Within existing resources, the department, in collaboration with the emergency management division of the military department, must develop agreements with other state agencies to recruit state employees to voluntarily participate in the wildfire suppression program. Other agency staff are eligible to receive training, fire gear, and any other necessary items to be ready for deployment to fight wildfires when called. The department shall cover agency staff costs directly or through reimbursement and must submit a request for an appropriation in the next legislative session to fulfill this requirement. The department must provide a report detailing the opportunities, challenges, and recommendations for increasing state employee voluntary participation in the wildfire suppression program to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2017.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 309.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$17,281,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$17,525,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$31,424,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$193,000
Aquatic Lands Enhancement AccountState Appropriation . . . .$2,565,000
State Toxics Control AccountState Appropriation . . . .$5,534,000
Water Quality Permit AccountState Appropriation . . . .$73,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$74,595,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $6,108,445 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $6,102,905 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementing the food assistance program as defined in RCW 43.23.290.
(2) Within amounts appropriated in this section, the department shall provide to the department of health, where available, the following data for all nutrition assistance programs that are funded by the United States department of agriculture and administered by the department. The department must provide the report for the preceding federal fiscal year by February 1, 2018, and February 1, 2019. The report must provide:
(a) The number of people in Washington who are eligible for the program;
(b) The number of people in Washington who participated in the program;
(c) The average annual participation rate in the program;
(d) Participation rates by geographic distribution; and
(e) The annual federal funding of the program in Washington.
(3) $132,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for the department to fund an aquaculture coordinator. The aquaculture coordinator will work with shellfish growers and federal, state, and local governments to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of shellfish farm permitting. Many of those improvements will come directly from the shellfish interagency permitting team recommendations.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 310.  FOR THE WASHINGTON POLLUTION LIABILITY INSURANCE PROGRAM
Underground Storage Tank Revolving AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$10,000
Pollution Liability Insurance Program Trust AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$1,338,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,348,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 311.  FOR THE PUGET SOUND PARTNERSHIP
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$2,922,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$2,668,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$8,102,000
Aquatic Lands Enhancement AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$1,420,000
State Toxics Control AccountState Appropriation . . . .$721,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$15,833,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: By October 15, 2018, the Puget Sound partnership shall provide the governor a single, prioritized list of state agency 2019-2021 capital and operating budget requests related to Puget Sound restoration.
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PART IV
TRANSPORTATION
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 401.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$1,460,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$1,530,000
Architects' License AccountState Appropriation . . . .$995,000
Professional Engineers' AccountState Appropriation . . . .$3,922,000
Real Estate Commission AccountState Appropriation . . . .$11,045,000
Uniform Commercial Code AccountState Appropriation . . . .$3,448,000
Real Estate Education Program AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$276,000
Real Estate Appraiser Commission AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$1,870,000
Business and Professions AccountState Appropriation . . . .$19,302,000
Real Estate Research AccountState Appropriation . . . .$415,000
Geologists' AccountState Appropriation . . . .$53,000
Derelict Vessel Removal AccountState Appropriation. . . .$33,000
CPL Renewal Notification AccountState Appropriation. . . .$183,000
Firearms Range AccountState Appropriation. . . .$75,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$44,607,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $105,000 of the business and professions account appropriation is provided solely to implement chapter 46, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1420) (theatrical wrestling).
(2) $183,000 of the concealed pistol license renewal notification account appropriation and $75,000 of the firearms range account appropriation are provided solely to implement chapter 74, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1100) (concealed pistol license) and chapter 282, Laws of 2017 (SB 5268) (concealed pistol license notices).
(3) $198,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $11,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for costs related to sending notices to persons to encourage the renewal of vessel registrations.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 402.  FOR THE STATE PATROL
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$44,994,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$45,986,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$16,260,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$3,085,000
Death Investigations AccountState Appropriation . . . .$7,087,000
County Criminal Justice Assistance AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$3,755,000
Municipal Criminal Justice Assistance AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$1,521,000
Fire Service Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$131,000
Vehicle License Fraud AccountState Appropriation . . . .$110,000
Disaster Response AccountState Appropriation . . . .$8,000,000
Fire Service Training AccountState Appropriation . . . .$11,126,000
Aquatic Invasive Species Management AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$54,000
State Toxics Control AccountState Appropriation . . . .$549,000
Fingerprint Identification AccountState Appropriation . . . .$15,768,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$158,426,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $270,000 of the fire service training accountstate appropriation is provided solely for two FTEs in the office of the state director of fire protection to exclusively review K-12 construction documents for fire and life safety in accordance with the state building code. It is the intent of this appropriation to provide these services only to those districts that are located in counties without qualified review capabilities.
(2) $8,000,000 of the disaster response accountstate appropriation is provided solely for Washington state fire service resource mobilization costs incurred in response to an emergency or disaster authorized under RCW 43.43.960 through 43.43.964. The state patrol shall submit a report quarterly to the office of financial management and the legislative fiscal committees detailing information on current and planned expenditures from this account. This work shall be done in coordination with the military department.
(3) $700,000 of the fire service training accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the firefighter apprenticeship training program.
(4) $41,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $41,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 272, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1163) (domestic violence).
(5) $125,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $116,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 261, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1501) (attempts to obtain firearms).
(6) $104,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $90,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 308, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1863) (fire incident reporting system).
(7) $3,421,000 of the fingerprint identification accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the completion of the state patrol's plan to upgrade the criminal history system, and is subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(8) $1,039,000 of the fingerprint identification accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the implementation of a sexual assault kit tracking database project and is subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
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PART V
EDUCATION
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 501.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$49,844,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$47,888,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$68,460,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$8,051,000
Washington Opportunity Pathways AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$584,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2018) . . . .$513,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2019) . . . .$516,000
Performance Audits of Government AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$211,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$176,067,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $10,437,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $11,112,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the operation and expenses of the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
(a) The superintendent shall recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of four students who have demonstrated a strong understanding of the civics essential learning requirements to receive the Daniel J. Evans civic education award.
(b) Districts shall report to the office of the superintendent of public instruction daily student unexcused absence data by school, using a uniform definition of unexcused absence as established by the superintendent.
(c) By September of each year, the office of the superintendent of public instruction shall produce an annual status report on implementation of the budget provisos in sections 501 and 513 of this act. The status report of each proviso shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: Purpose and objective, number of state staff funded by the proviso, number of contractors, status of proviso implementation, number of beneficiaries by year, list of beneficiaries, a comparison of budgeted funding and actual expenditures, other sources and amounts of funding, and proviso outcomes and achievements.
(d) The superintendent of public instruction, in consultation with the secretary of state, shall update the program prepared and distributed under RCW 28A.230.150 for the observation of temperance and good citizenship day to include providing an opportunity for eligible students to register to vote at school.
(e) Districts shall annually report to the office of the superintendent of public instruction on: (i) The annual number of graduating high school seniors within the district earning the Washington state seal of biliteracy provided in RCW 28A.300.575; and (ii) the number of high school students earning competency-based high school credits for world languages by demonstrating proficiency in a language other than English. The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall provide a summary report to the office of the governor and the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1st of each year.
(2) $3,857,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $3,857,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for activities associated with the implementation of House Bill No. 2242 (fully funding the program of basic education).
(3)(a) $911,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $911,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the operation and expenses of the state board of education, including basic education assistance activities.
(b) $322,000 of the Washington opportunity pathways accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the state board of education to provide assistance to public schools other than common schools authorized under chapter 28A.710 RCW.
(4) $3,512,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $3,512,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to the professional educator standards board for the following:
(a) $1,115,000 in fiscal year 2018 and $1,115,000 in fiscal year 2019 are for the operation and expenses of the Washington professional educator standards board;
(b) $2,372,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,372,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are for grants to improve preservice teacher training and for funding of alternate routes to certification programs administered by the professional educator standards board. Alternate routes programs include the pipeline for paraeducators program, the retooling to teach conditional loan programs, and the recruiting Washington teachers program. Priority shall be given to programs that support bilingual teachers and English language learners. Within this subsection (4)(b), up to $500,000 per fiscal year is available for grants to public or private colleges of education in Washington state to develop models and share best practices for increasing the classroom teaching experience of preservice training programs and $250,000 is provided solely for the pipeline for paraeducators conditional scholarship program for scholarships for paraeducators to complete their associate of arts degrees in subject matter shortage areas;
(c) $25,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $25,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the professional educator standards board to develop educator interpreter standards and identify interpreter assessments that are available to school districts. Interpreter assessments should meet the following criteria: (A) Include both written assessment and performance assessment; (B) be offered by a national organization of professional sign language interpreters and transliterators; and (C) be designed to assess performance in more than one sign system or sign language. The board shall establish a performance standard, defining what constitutes a minimum assessment result, for each educational interpreter assessment identified. The board shall publicize the standards and assessments for school district use;
(d) Within the amounts appropriated in this section, sufficient funding is provided for implementation of chapter 172, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1741) (educator prep. data/PESB).
(5) $266,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $266,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 240, Laws of 2010, including staffing the office of equity and civil rights.
(6) $61,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $61,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the ongoing work of the education opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee.
(7) $61,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $61,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 380, Laws of 2009 (enacting the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children).
(8) $262,000 of the Washington opportunity pathways accountstate appropriation is provided solely for activities related to public schools other than common schools authorized under chapter 28A.710 RCW.
(9) $1,802,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,802,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementing a comprehensive data system to include financial, student, and educator data, including development and maintenance of the comprehensive education data and research system (CEDARS).
(10) $50,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $50,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for project citizen, a program sponsored by the national conference of state legislatures and the center for civic education to promote participation in government by middle school students.
(11) $1,500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for collaborative schools for innovation and success authorized under chapter 53, Laws of 2012. The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall award $500,000 for each collaborative school for innovation and success selected for participation in the pilot program during 2012.
(12) $123,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $123,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 163, Laws of 2012 (foster care outcomes). The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall annually report each December on the implementation of the state's plan of cross-system collaboration to promote educational stability and improve education outcomes of foster youth.
(13) $250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for implementation of chapter 178, Laws of 2012 (open K-12 education resources).
(14) $50,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $50,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for school bullying and harassment prevention activities.
(15) $14,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $14,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 242, Laws of 2013 (state-tribal education compacts).
(16) $62,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $62,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for competitive grants to school districts to increase the capacity of high schools to offer AP computer science courses. In making grant allocations, the office of the superintendent of public instruction must give priority to schools and districts in rural areas, with substantial enrollment of low-income students, and that do not offer AP computer science. School districts may apply to receive either or both of the following grants:
(a) A grant to establish partnerships to support computer science professionals from private industry serving on a voluntary basis as coinstructors along with a certificated teacher, including via synchronous video, for AP computer science courses; or
(b) A grant to purchase or upgrade technology and curriculum needed for AP computer science, as well as provide opportunities for professional development for classroom teachers to have the requisite knowledge and skills to teach AP computer science.
(17) $10,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $10,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the superintendent of public instruction to convene a committee for the selection and recognition of Washington innovative schools. The committee shall select and recognize Washington innovative schools based on the selection criteria established by the office of the superintendent of public instruction, in accordance with chapter 202, Laws of 2011 (innovation schoolsrecognition) and chapter 260, Laws of 2011 (innovation schools and zones).
(18) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Mobius science center to expand mobile outreach of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to students in rural, tribal, and low-income communities.
(19) $131,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $131,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $211,000 of the performance audits of government accountstate appropriation are provided solely for the office of the superintendent of public instruction to perform on-going program reviews of alternative learning experience programs, dropout reengagement programs, and other high risk programs. Findings from the program reviews will be used to support and prioritize the office of the superintendent of public instruction outreach and education efforts that assist school districts in implementing the programs in accordance with statute and legislative intent, as well as to support financial and performance audit work conducted by the office of the state auditor.
(20) $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for youth suicide prevention activities.
(21) $31,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $55,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the office of the superintendent of public instruction for statewide implementation of career and technical education course equivalency frameworks authorized under RCW 28A.700.070 for math and science. This may include development of additional equivalency course frameworks, course performance assessments, and professional development for districts implementing the new frameworks.
(22) $2,541,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,541,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a corps of nurses located at educational service districts, as determined by the superintendent of public instruction, to be dispatched to the most needy schools to provide direct care to students, health education, and training for school staff.
(23) $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a nonviolence and ethical leadership training and professional development program provided by the institute for community leadership.
(24) $1,221,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,221,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for K-20 telecommunications network technical support in the K-12 sector to prevent system failures and avoid interruptions in school utilization of the data processing and video-conferencing capabilities of the network. These funds may be used to purchase engineering and advanced technical support for the network.
(25) $3,940,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $3,940,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Washington state achievers scholarship and Washington higher education readiness program. The funds shall be used to: Support community involvement officers that recruit, train, and match community volunteer mentors with students selected as achievers scholars; and to identify and reduce barriers to college for low-income and underserved middle and high school students.
(26) $1,354,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,354,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for contracting with a college scholarship organization with expertise in conducting outreach to students concerning eligibility for the Washington college bound scholarship consistent with chapter 405, Laws of 2007.
(27) $410,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $280,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $1,029,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation are provided solely for dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement programs, including the jobs for America's graduates (JAG) program, dropout prevention programs that provide student mentoring, and the building bridges statewide program. Students in the foster care system or who are homeless shall be given priority by districts offering the jobs for America's graduates program. The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall convene staff representatives from high schools to meet and share best practices for dropout prevention. Of these amounts, $513,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, and $516,000 of the dedicated marijuana accountstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the building bridges statewide program.
(28) $2,984,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,590,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Washington kindergarten inventory of developing skills. State funding shall support statewide administration and district implementation of the inventory under RCW 28A.655.080.
(29) $293,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $293,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the office of the superintendent of public instruction to support district implementation of comprehensive guidance and planning programs in support of high-quality high school and beyond plans consistent with RCW 28A.230.090.
(30) $4,894,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $4,894,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for grants for implementation of dual credit programs and subsidized advance placement exam fees and international baccalaureate class fees and exam fees for low-income students. For expenditures related to subsidized exam fees, the superintendent shall report: The number of students served; the demographics of the students served; and how the students perform on the exams.
(31) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the superintendent of public instruction to convene a work group to build upon the work of the social emotional learning work group established under section 501(34), chapter 4, Laws of 2015 3rd sp. sess. The members of the work group must include representatives from the same organizations that were represented on the 2015 work group, as well as five representatives of diverse communities and a statewide expanded learning opportunities intermediary. The work group must identify and articulate developmental indicators for each grade level for each of the social emotional learning benchmarks, solicit feedback from stakeholders, and develop a model of best practices or guidance for schools on implementing the benchmarks and indicators. The work group shall submit recommendations to the education committees of the legislature and the office of the governor by June 30, 2019.
(32) $117,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $117,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 3 (SHB No. 1813), Laws of 2015 1st sp. sess. (computer science).
(33) $450,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $450,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 236, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1445) (dual language/early learning & K-12). In selecting recipients of the K-12 dual language grant, the superintendent of public instruction must prioritize districts that received grants under section 501(36), chapter 4, Laws of 2015 3rd sp. sess.
(34) $125,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $125,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Kip Tokuda memorial Washington civil liberties public education program. The superintendent of public instruction shall award grants consistent with RCW 28A.300.410.
(35) $1,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the computer science and education grant program to support the following three purposes: Train and credential teachers in computer sciences; provide and upgrade technology needed to learn computer science; and, for computer science frontiers grants to introduce students to and engage them in computer science. The office of the superintendent of public instruction must use the computer science learning standards adopted pursuant to chapter 3, Laws of 2015 (computer science) in implementing the grant, to the extent possible. Additionally, grants provided for the purpose of introducing students to computer science are intended to support innovative ways to introduce and engage students from historically underrepresented groups, including girls, low-income students, and minority students, to computer science and to inspire them to enter computer science careers. Grant funds for the computer science and education grant program may be expended only to the extent that they are equally matched by private sources for the program, including gifts, grants, or endowments.
(36) $2,145,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,145,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a contract with a nongovernmental entity or entities for demonstration sites to improve the educational outcomes of students who are dependent pursuant to chapter 13.34 RCW pursuant to chapter 71, Laws of 2016 (Fourth Substitute House Bill No. 1999, foster youth edu. outcomes).
(a) Of the amount provided in this subsection, $446,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $446,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the demonstration site established pursuant to the 2013-2015 omnibus appropriations act, section 202(10), chapter 4, Laws of 2013, 2nd sp. sess.
(b) Of the amount provided in this subsection, $1,015,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,015,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the demonstration site established pursuant to the 2015-2017 omnibus appropriations act, section 501(43)(b), chapter 4, Laws of 2015, 3rd sp. sess., as amended.
(37) $1,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 157, Laws of 2016 (Third Substitute House Bill No. 1682, homeless students).
(38) $753,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $703,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 72, Laws of 2016 (Fourth Substitute House Bill No. 1541, educational opportunity gap).
(39) $57,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $15,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 240, Laws of 2016 (Engrossed Senate Bill No. 6620, school safety).
(40) $186,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $178,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 291, Laws of 2017 (2SHB 1170) (truancy reduction efforts).
(41) $984,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $912,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 237, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1115) (paraeducators).
(42) $204,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $204,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $408,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for implementation of chapter 202, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1713) (children's mental health).
(43) $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for grants to middle and high schools to support international baccalaureate programs in high poverty schools. Of these amounts:
(a) $200,000 of the appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $200,000 of the appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for grants to high schools that have an existing international baccalaureate program and enrollments of seventy percent or more students eligible for free or reduced-price meals in the prior school year to implement and sustain an international baccalaureate program; and
(b) $100,000 of the appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for grants to middle schools with students that will attend a qualifying high poverty high school that has received a grant under (a) of this subsection to support implementation of a middle school international baccalaureate program.
(44) $240,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for a grant to the Pacific science center to continue providing science on wheels activities in schools and other community settings. Funding is provided to assist with upgrading three planetarium computers and software and to assist with purchasing and outfitting three vans with new traveling planetarium exhibits.
(45) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the office of the superintendent of public instruction to contract for consulting services for a study of the current state pupil transportation funding formula. The study must evaluate the extent to which the formula corresponds to the actual costs of providing pupil transportation to and from school for the state's statutory program of basic education, including local school district characteristics such as unique geographic constraints, and transportation for students who are identified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento act. Based on the results of this evaluation, the superintendent must make recommendations for any necessary revisions to the state's pupil transportation formula, taking into account the statutory program of basic education, promotion of the efficient use of state and local resources, and continued local district control over the management of pupil transportation systems. The superintendent must make recommendations to clarify the sources of funding that districts can use to transport homeless students to and from school.
(46) $440,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $270,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the office of the superintendent of public instruction for the procurement and implementation of a reporting and data aggregation system that will connect state- and district-level information to secure and protect district, school and student information in order to close student performance gaps by assisting school districts in data-driven implementation of strategies and supports that are responsive of student needs.
(47) $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $450,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided for the superintendent of public instruction to develop and implement a statewide accountability system to address absenteeism and to improve student graduation rates. The system must use data to engage schools and districts in identifying successful strategies and systems that are based on federal and state accountability measures. Funding may also support the effort to provide assistance about successful strategies and systems to districts and schools that are underperforming in the targeted student subgroups.
(48) $178,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $179,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 180, Laws of 2017 (2SSB 5258) (Washington Aim program).
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 502.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR GENERAL APPORTIONMENT
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$7,183,886,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$7,412,055,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$345,730,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$14,941,671,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1)(a) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.
(b) For the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, the superintendent shall allocate general apportionment funding to school districts as provided in the funding formulas and salary allocations in sections 502 and 503 of this act, excluding (c) of this subsection, and in House Bill No. 2242 (fully funding the program of basic education).
(c) From July 1, 2017, to August 31, 2017, the superintendent shall allocate general apportionment funding to school districts programs as provided in sections 502 and 503, chapter 4, Laws of 2015 3rd sp. sess., as amended.
(d) The enrollment of any district shall be the annual average number of full-time equivalent students and part-time students as provided in RCW 28A.150.350, enrolled on the fourth day of school in September and on the first school day of each month October through June, including students who are in attendance pursuant to RCW 28A.335.160 and 28A.225.250 who do not reside within the servicing school district. Any school district concluding its basic education program in May must report the enrollment of the last school day held in May in lieu of a June enrollment.
(e)(i) Funding provided in part V of this act is sufficient to provide each full-time equivalent student with the minimum hours of instruction required under RCW 28A.150.220.
(ii) The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall align the agency rules defining a full-time equivalent student with the increase in the minimum instructional hours under RCW 28A.150.220, as amended by the legislature in 2014.
(f) The superintendent shall adopt rules requiring school districts to report full-time equivalent student enrollment as provided in RCW 28A.655.210.
(g) For the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, school districts must report to the office of the superintendent of public instruction the monthly actual average district-wide class size across each grade level of kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade classes. The superintendent of public instruction shall report this information to the education and fiscal committees of the house of representatives and the senate by September 30th of each year.
(2) CERTIFICATED INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF ALLOCATIONS
Allocations for certificated instructional staff salaries for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years are determined using formula-generated staff units calculated pursuant to this subsection.
(a) Certificated instructional staff units, as defined in RCW 28A.150.410, shall be allocated to reflect the minimum class size allocations, requirements, and school prototypes assumptions as provided in RCW 28A.150.260. The superintendent shall make allocations to school districts based on the district's annual average full-time equivalent student enrollment in each grade.
(b) Additional certificated instructional staff units provided in this subsection (2) that exceed the minimum requirements in RCW 28A.150.260 are enhancements outside the program of basic education, except as otherwise provided in this section.
(c)(i) The superintendent shall base allocations for each level of prototypical school on the following regular education average class size of full-time equivalent students per teacher, except as provided in (c)(ii) of this subsection:
 
General education class size:
 
 
 
 
 
Grade
2017-18
School Year
2018-19
School Year
 
Grade K
 
17.00
17.00
 
Grade 1
 
17.00
17.00
 
Grade 2
 
17.00
17.00
 
Grade 3
 
17.00
17.00
 
Grade 4
 
27.00
27.00
 
Grades 5-6
 
27.00
27.00
 
Grades 7-8
 
28.53
28.53
 
Grades 9-12
 
28.74
28.74
The superintendent shall base allocations for: Laboratory science average class size as provided in RCW 28A.150.260; career and technical education (CTE) class size of 23.0; and skill center program class size of 20.0.
(ii) For each level of prototypical school at which more than fifty percent of the students were eligible for free and reduced-price meals in the prior school year, the superintendent shall allocate funding based on the following average class size of full-time equivalent students per teacher:
 
General education class size in high poverty schools:
 
 
 
 
Grade
2017-18
School Year
2018-19
School Year
 
Grade K
 
17.00
17.00
 
Grade 1
 
17.00
17.00
 
Grade 2
 
17.00
17.00
 
Grade 3
 
17.00
17.00
 
Grade 4
 
27.00
27.00
 
Grades 5-6
 
27.00
27.00
 
Grades 7-8
 
28.53
28.53
 
Grades 9-12
 
28.74
28.74
(iii) Pursuant to RCW 28A.150.260(4)(a), the assumed teacher planning period, expressed as a percentage of a teacher work day, is 13.42 percent in grades K-6, and 16.67 percent in grades 7-12; and
(iv) Advanced placement and international baccalaureate courses are funded at the same class size assumptions as general education schools in the same grade; and
(d)(i) Funding for teacher librarians, school nurses, social workers, school psychologists, and guidance counselors is allocated based on the school prototypes as provided in RCW 28A.150.260 and is considered certificated instructional staff, except as provided in (d)(ii) of this subsection.
(ii) Students in approved career and technical education and skill center programs generate certificated instructional staff units to provide for the services of teacher librarians, school nurses, social workers, school psychologists, and guidance counselors at the following combined rate per 1000 student full-time equivalent enrollment:
 
 
 
2017-18
School Year
2018-19
School Year
 
Career and Technical Education
3.07
3.07
 
Skill Center
3.41
3.41
(3) ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ALLOCATIONS
(a) Allocations for school building-level certificated administrative staff salaries for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years for general education students are determined using the formula generated staff units calculated pursuant to this subsection. The superintendent shall make allocations to school districts based on the district's annual average full-time equivalent enrollment in each grade. The following prototypical school values shall determine the allocation for principals, assistance principals, and other certificated building level administrators:
 
Prototypical School Building:
 
 
 
Elementary School
 
1.253
 
Middle School
 
1.353
 
High School
 
1.880
(b) Students in approved career and technical education and skill center programs generate certificated school building-level administrator staff units at per student rates that are a multiple of the general education rate in (a) of this subsection by the following factors: Career and Technical Education students. . . .1.025
Skill Center students. . . .1.198
(4) CLASSIFIED STAFF ALLOCATIONS
Allocations for classified staff units providing school building-level and district-wide support services for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years are determined using the formula-generated staff units provided in RCW 28A.150.260 and pursuant to this subsection, and adjusted based on each district's annual average full-time equivalent student enrollment in each grade.
(5) CENTRAL OFFICE ALLOCATIONS
In addition to classified and administrative staff units allocated in subsections (3) and (4) of this section, classified and administrative staff units are provided for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years for the central office administrative costs of operating a school district, at the following rates:
(a) The total central office staff units provided in this subsection (5) are calculated by first multiplying the total number of eligible certificated instructional, certificated administrative, and classified staff units providing school-based or district-wide support services, as identified in RCW 28A.150.260(6)(b) and the increased allocations provided pursuant to subsections (2) and (4) of this section, by 5.3 percent.
(b) Of the central office staff units calculated in (a) of this subsection, 74.53 percent are allocated as classified staff units, as generated in subsection (4) of this section, and 25.47 percent shall be allocated as administrative staff units, as generated in subsection (3) of this section.
(c) Staff units generated as enhancements outside the program of basic education to the minimum requirements of RCW 28A.150.260, and staff units generated by skill center and career-technical students, are excluded from the total central office staff units calculation in (a) of this subsection.
(d) For students in approved career-technical and skill center programs, central office classified units are allocated at the same staff unit per student rate as those generated for general education students of the same grade in this subsection (5), and central office administrative staff units are allocated at staff unit per student rates that exceed the general education rate established for students in the same grade in this subsection (5) by 12.29 percent in the 2017-18 school year and 12.29 percent in the 2018-19 school year for career and technical education students, and 17.61 percent in the 2017-18 school year and 17.61 percent in the 2018-19 school year for skill center students.
(6) FRINGE BENEFIT ALLOCATIONS
Fringe benefit allocations shall be calculated at a rate of 23.49 percent in the 2017-18 school year and 23.49 percent in the 2018-19 school year for certificated salary allocations provided under subsections (2), (3), and (5) of this section, and a rate of 24.60 percent in the 2017-18 school year and 24.60 percent in the 2018-19 school year for classified salary allocations provided under subsections (4) and (5) of this section.
(7) INSURANCE BENEFIT ALLOCATIONS
Insurance benefit allocations shall be calculated at the maintenance rate specified in section 504 of this act, based on the number of benefit units determined as follows:
(a) The number of certificated staff units determined in subsections (2), (3), and (5) of this section; and
(b) The number of classified staff units determined in subsections (4) and (5) of this section multiplied by 1.152. This factor is intended to adjust allocations so that, for the purpose of distributing insurance benefits, full-time equivalent classified employees may be calculated on the basis of 1,440 hours of work per year, with no individual employee counted as more than one full-time equivalent.
(8) MATERIALS, SUPPLIES, AND OPERATING COSTS (MSOC) ALLOCATIONS
Funding is allocated per annual average full-time equivalent student for the materials, supplies, and operating costs (MSOC) incurred by school districts, consistent with the requirements of RCW 28A.150.260.
(a)(i) MSOC funding for general education students are allocated at the following per student rates:
 
MSOC RATES/STUDENT FTE
 
 
 
 
MSOC Component
2017-18
School Year
2018-19
School Year
 
 
 
 
 
Technology
$130.76
$132.85
 
Utilities and Insurance
$355.30
$360.98
 
Curriculum and Textbooks
$140.39
$142.64
 
Other Supplies and Library Materials
$298.05
$302.82
 
 
Instructional Professional Development for Certificated
and Classified Staff
$21.71
$22.06
 
Facilities Maintenance
$176.01
$178.83
 
Security and Central Office
$121.94
$123.89
 
TOTAL BASIC EDUCATION MSOC/STUDENT FTE
$1,244.16
$1,264.07
(ii) For the 2017-18 school year and 2018-19 school year, as part of the budget development, hearing, and review process required by chapter 28A.505 RCW, each school district must disclose: (A) The amount of state funding to be received by the district under (a) and (d) of this subsection (8); (B) the amount the district proposes to spend for materials, supplies, and operating costs; (C) the difference between these two amounts; and (D) if (A) of this subsection (8)(a)(ii) exceeds (B) of this subsection (8)(a)(ii), any proposed use of this difference and how this use will improve student achievement.
(b) Students in approved skill center programs generate per student FTE MSOC allocations of $1,472.01 for the 2017-18 school year and $1,495.56 for the 2018-19 school year.
(c) Students in approved exploratory and preparatory career and technical education programs generate per student FTE MSOC allocations of $1,472.01 for the 2017-18 school year and $1,495.56 for the 2018-19 school year.
(d) Students in grades 9-12 generate per student FTE MSOC allocations in addition to the allocations provided in (a) through (c) of this subsection at the following rate:
 
 
MSOC Component
2017-18
School Year
2018-19
School Year
 
Technology
$37.60
$38.20
 
Curriculum and Textbooks
$41.02
$41.67
 
Other Supplies and Library Materials
$85.46
$86.82
 
 
Instructional Professional Development for Certified
and Classified Staff
$6.83
$6.95
 
 
TOTAL GRADE 9-12 BASIC EDUCATION MSOC/STUDENT FTE
$170.91
$173.64
(9) SUBSTITUTE TEACHER ALLOCATIONS
For the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, funding for substitute costs for classroom teachers is based on four (4) funded substitute days per classroom teacher unit generated under subsection (2) of this section, at a daily substitute rate of $151.86.
(10) ALTERNATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE PROGRAM FUNDING
(a) Amounts provided in this section from July 1, 2017, to August 31, 2017, are adjusted to reflect provisions of chapter 4, Laws of 2015 3rd sp. sess., as amended (allocation of funding for students enrolled in alternative learning experiences).
(b) The superintendent of public instruction shall require all districts receiving general apportionment funding for alternative learning experience (ALE) programs as defined in WAC 392-121-182 to provide separate financial accounting of expenditures for the ALE programs offered in district or with a provider, including but not limited to private companies and multidistrict cooperatives, as well as accurate, monthly headcount and FTE enrollment claimed for basic education, including separate counts of resident and nonresident students.
(11) DROPOUT REENGAGEMENT PROGRAM
The superintendent shall adopt rules to require students claimed for general apportionment funding based on enrollment in dropout reengagement programs authorized under RCW 28A.175.100 through 28A.175.115 to meet requirements for at least weekly minimum instructional contact, academic counseling, career counseling, or case management contact. Districts must also provide separate financial accounting of expenditures for the programs offered by the district or under contract with a provider, as well as accurate monthly headcount and full-time equivalent enrollment claimed for basic education, including separate enrollment counts of resident and nonresident students.
(12) ALL DAY KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS
Funding in this section is sufficient to fund all day kindergarten programs in all schools in the 2017-18 school year and 2018-19 school year, pursuant to RCW 28A.150.220 and 28A.150.315.
(13) ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR SMALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND REMOTE AND NECESSARY PLANTS
For small school districts and remote and necessary school plants within any district which have been judged to be remote and necessary by the superintendent of public instruction, additional staff units are provided to ensure a minimum level of staffing support. Additional administrative and certificated instructional staff units provided to districts in this subsection shall be reduced by the general education staff units, excluding career and technical education and skills center enhancement units, otherwise provided in subsections (2) through (5) of this section on a per district basis.
(a) For districts enrolling not more than twenty-five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8, and for small school plants within any school district which have been judged to be remote and necessary by the superintendent of public instruction and enroll not more than twenty-five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8:
(i) For those enrolling no students in grades 7 and 8, 1.76 certificated instructional staff units and 0.24 certificated administrative staff units for enrollment of not more than five students, plus one-twentieth of a certificated instructional staff unit for each additional student enrolled; and
(ii) For those enrolling students in grades 7 or 8, 1.68 certificated instructional staff units and 0.32 certificated administrative staff units for enrollment of not more than five students, plus one-tenth of a certificated instructional staff unit for each additional student enrolled;
(b) For specified enrollments in districts enrolling more than twenty-five but not more than one hundred average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8, and for small school plants within any school district which enroll more than twenty-five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-8 and have been judged to be remote and necessary by the superintendent of public instruction:
(i) For enrollment of up to sixty annual average full-time equivalent students in grades K-6, 2.76 certificated instructional staff units and 0.24 certificated administrative staff units; and
(ii) For enrollment of up to twenty annual average full-time equivalent students in grades 7 and 8, 0.92 certificated instructional staff units and 0.08 certificated administrative staff units;
(c) For districts operating no more than two high schools with enrollments of less than three hundred average annual full-time equivalent students, for enrollment in grades 9-12 in each such school, other than alternative schools, except as noted in this subsection:
(i) For remote and necessary schools enrolling students in any grades 9-12 but no more than twenty-five average annual full-time equivalent students in grades K-12, four and one-half certificated instructional staff units and one-quarter of a certificated administrative staff unit;
(ii) For all other small high schools under this subsection, nine certificated instructional staff units and one-half of a certificated administrative staff unit for the first sixty average annual full-time equivalent students, and additional staff units based on a ratio of 0.8732 certificated instructional staff units and 0.1268 certificated administrative staff units per each additional forty-three and one-half average annual full-time equivalent students;
(iii) Districts receiving staff units under this subsection shall add students enrolled in a district alternative high school and any grades nine through twelve alternative learning experience programs with the small high school enrollment for calculations under this subsection;
(d) For each nonhigh school district having an enrollment of more than seventy annual average full-time equivalent students and less than one hundred eighty students, operating a grades K-8 program or a grades 1-8 program, an additional one-half of a certificated instructional staff unit;
(e) For each nonhigh school district having an enrollment of more than fifty annual average full-time equivalent students and less than one hundred eighty students, operating a grades K-6 program or a grades 1-6 program, an additional one-half of a certificated instructional staff unit;
(f)(i) For enrollments generating certificated staff unit allocations under (a) through (e) of this subsection, one classified staff unit for each 2.94 certificated staff units allocated under such subsections;
(ii) For each nonhigh school district with an enrollment of more than fifty annual average full-time equivalent students and less than one hundred eighty students, an additional one-half of a classified staff unit; and
(g) School districts receiving additional staff units to support small student enrollments and remote and necessary plants under this subsection (12) shall generate additional MSOC allocations consistent with the nonemployee related costs (NERC) allocation formula in place for the 2010-11 school year as provided section 502, chapter 37, Laws of 2010 1st sp. sess. (2010 supplemental budget), adjusted annually for inflation.
(14) Any school district board of directors may petition the superintendent of public instruction by submission of a resolution adopted in a public meeting to reduce or delay any portion of its basic education allocation for any school year. The superintendent of public instruction shall approve such reduction or delay if it does not impair the district's financial condition. Any delay shall not be for more than two school years. Any reduction or delay shall have no impact on levy authority pursuant to RCW 84.52.0531 and local effort assistance pursuant to chapter 28A.500 RCW.
(15) The superintendent may distribute funding for the following programs outside the basic education formula during fiscal years 2018 and 2019 as follows:
(a) $638,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $648,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for fire protection for school districts located in a fire protection district as now or hereafter established pursuant to chapter 52.04 RCW.
(b) $436,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $436,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for programs providing skills training for secondary students who are enrolled in extended day school-to-work programs, as approved by the superintendent of public instruction. The funds shall be allocated at a rate not to exceed $500 per full-time equivalent student enrolled in those programs.
(16) $225,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $229,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for school district emergencies as certified by the superintendent of public instruction. Funding provided must be conditioned upon the written commitment and plan of the school district board of directors to repay the grant with any insurance payments or other judgments that may be awarded, if applicable. At the close of the fiscal year the superintendent of public instruction shall report to the office of financial management and the appropriate fiscal committees of the legislature on the allocations provided to districts and the nature of the emergency.
(17) Funding in this section is sufficient to fund a maximum of 1.6 FTE enrollment for skills center students pursuant to chapter 463, Laws of 2007.
(18) Students participating in running start programs may be funded up to a combined maximum enrollment of 1.2 FTE including school district and institution of higher education enrollment consistent with the running start course requirements provided in chapter 202, Laws of 2015 (dual credit education opportunities). In calculating the combined 1.2 FTE, the office of the superintendent of public instruction may average the participating student's September through June enrollment to account for differences in the start and end dates for courses provided by the high school and higher education institution. Additionally, the office of the superintendent of public instruction, in consultation with the state board for community and technical colleges, the student achievement council, and the education data center, shall annually track and report to the fiscal committees of the legislature on the combined FTE experience of students participating in the running start program, including course load analyses at both the high school and community and technical college system.
(19) If two or more school districts consolidate and each district was receiving additional basic education formula staff units pursuant to subsection (12) of this section, the following apply:
(a) For three school years following consolidation, the number of basic education formula staff units shall not be less than the number of basic education formula staff units received by the districts in the school year prior to the consolidation; and
(b) For the fourth through eighth school years following consolidation, the difference between the basic education formula staff units received by the districts for the school year prior to consolidation and the basic education formula staff units after consolidation pursuant to subsection (12) of this section shall be reduced in increments of twenty percent per year.
(20)(a) Indirect cost charges by a school district to approved career and technical education middle and secondary programs shall not exceed 5 percent of the combined basic education and career and technical education program enhancement allocations of state funds. Middle and secondary career and technical education programs are considered separate programs for funding and financial reporting purposes under this section.
(b) Career and technical education program full-time equivalent enrollment shall be reported on the same monthly basis as the enrollment for students eligible for basic support, and payments shall be adjusted for reported career and technical education program enrollments on the same monthly basis as those adjustments for enrollment for students eligible for basic support.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 503.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONBASIC EDUCATION EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION
(1) The following calculations determine the salaries used in the state allocations for certificated instructional, certificated administrative, and classified staff units as provided in House Bill No. 2242 (fully funding the program of basic education), RCW 28A.150.260, and under section 502 of this act:
(a) For the 2017-18 school year, salary allocations for certificated instructional staff units are determined for each district by multiplying the district's certificated instructional total base salary shown on LEAP Document 2 by the district's average staff mix factor for certificated instructional staff in that school year, computed using LEAP document 1.
(b) For the 2017-18 school year, salary allocations for certificated administrative staff units and classified staff units for each district are determined based on the district's certificated administrative and classified salary allocation amounts shown on LEAP Document 2.
(c) For the 2018-19 school year salary allocations for certificated instructional staff, certificated administrative staff, and classified staff units are determined for each school district by multiplying the statewide minimum salary allocation for each staff type by the school district's regionalization factor shown in LEAP Document 3.
 
 
Statewide Minimum Salary Allocation
For School Year 2018-19
 
 
Certificated Instructional Staff
$59,333.55
 
 
Certificated Administrative Staff
$79,127.50
 
Classified Staff
$39,975.50
(2) For the purposes of this section:
(a) "LEAP Document 1" means the staff mix factors for certificated instructional staff according to education and years of experience, as developed by the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee on June 22, 2017, at 1:14 hours; and
(b) "LEAP Document 2" means the school year salary allocations for certificated administrative staff and classified staff and derived and total base salaries for certificated instructional staff as developed by the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee on June 22, 2017, at 1:14 hours.
(c) "LEAP Document 3" means the school district regionalization factors for certificated instructional, certificated administrative, and classified staff, as developed by the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee on June 22, 2017, at 1:14 hours.
(3) Incremental fringe benefit factors are applied to salary adjustments at a rate of 22.85 percent for school year 2017-18 and 22.85 percent for school year 2018-19 for certificated instructional and certificated administrative staff and 21.10 percent for school year 2017-18 and 21.10 percent for the 2018-19 school year for classified staff.
(4)(a) Pursuant to RCW 28A.150.410, the following state-wide salary allocation schedule for certificated instructional staff are established for basic education salary allocations for the 2017-18 school year:
 
 
 
Table Of Total Base Salaries For Certificated Instructional Staff
For School Year 2017-18
*** Education Experience ***
 
 
Years
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 MA+90
 
of
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 OR
 
 
Service
   BA   
BA+15
BA+30
BA+45
BA+90
BA+135
   MA   
MA+45
Ph.D.
 
0
36,521
37,507
38,529
39,554
42,840
44,957
43,785
47,072
49,191
 
1
37,013
38,013
39,048
40,117
43,438
45,543
44,272
47,593
49,697
 
2
37,481
38,491
39,537
40,688
44,000
46,127
44,762
48,073
50,201
 
3
37,964
38,983
40,040
41,229
44,534
46,712
45,227
48,529
50,709
 
4
38,437
39,501
40,565
41,794
45,119
47,313
45,714
49,038
51,234
 
5
38,926
39,995
41,069
42,367
45,679
47,918
46,209
49,522
51,760
 
6
39,428
40,474
41,585
42,948
46,244
48,494
46,716
50,013
52,262
 
7
40,312
41,373
42,498
43,935
47,280
49,593
47,666
51,010
53,324
 
8
41,604
42,724
43,876
45,431
48,822
51,219
49,161
52,552
54,949
 
9
 
44,122
45,332
46,943
50,413
52,892
50,672
54,143
56,623
 
10
 
 
46,805
48,533
52,049
54,611
52,263
55,780
58,340
 
11
 
 
 
50,169
53,761
56,375
53,899
57,492
60,104
 
12
 
 
 
51,753
55,520
58,211
55,600
59,250
61,942
 
13
 
 
 
 
57,322
60,093
57,360
61,052
63,823
 
14
 
 
 
 
59,132
62,046
59,172
62,981
65,776
 
15
 
 
 
 
60,671
63,660
60,710
64,618
67,486
 
 
16 or more
 
 
 
 
61,884
64,932
61,924
65,910
68,836
(b) As used in this subsection, the column headings "BA+(N)" refer to the number of credits earned since receiving the baccalaureate degree.
(c) For credits earned after the baccalaureate degree but before the masters degree, any credits in excess of forty-five credits may be counted after the masters degree. Thus, as used in this subsection, the column headings "MA+(N)" refer to the total of:
(i) Credits earned since receiving the masters degree; and
(ii) Any credits in excess of forty-five credits that were earned after the baccalaureate degree but before the masters degree.
(5) For the purposes of this section:
(a) "BA" means a baccalaureate degree.
(b) "MA" means a masters degree.
(c) "PHD" means a doctorate degree.
(d) "Years of service" shall be calculated under the same rules adopted by the superintendent of public instruction.
(e) "Credits" means college quarter hour credits and equivalent in-service credits computed in accordance with RCW 28A.415.020 and 28A.415.023.
(6) No more than ninety college quarter-hour credits received by any employee after the baccalaureate degree may be used to determine compensation allocations under the state salary allocation schedule and LEAP documents referenced in this part V, or any replacement schedules and documents, unless:
(a) The employee has a masters degree; or
(b) The credits were used in generating state salary allocations before January 1, 1992.
(7) The salary allocations established in this section are for allocation purposes only except as provided in this subsection, and do not entitle an individual staff position to a particular paid salary except as provided in RCW 28A.400.200, as amended by House Bill No. 2242 (fully funding the program of basic education).
(8) For school year 2018-19, the salary allocations for each district shall be the greater of:
(a) The derived school year 2018-19 salary allocations in subsection (1) of this section; or
(b) The derived salary allocations for school year 2017-18 increased by 2.3 percent.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 504.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR SCHOOL EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION ADJUSTMENTS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$216,086,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$1,360,536,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,576,622,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The salary increases provided in this section are inclusive of and above the annual cost-of-living adjustments pursuant to RCW 28A.400.205.
(2) In addition to salary allocations specified in this subsection (1) funding in this subsection includes one day of professional learning for each of the funded full-time equivalent certificated instructional staff units in school year 2018-19. Nothing in this section entitles an individual certificated instructional staff to any particular number of professional learning days.
(3)(a) The appropriations in this section include associated incremental fringe benefit allocations at 22.85 percent for the 2017-18 school year and 22.85 percent for the 2018-19 school year for certificated instructional and certificated administrative staff and 21.10 percent for the 2017-18 school year and 21.10 percent for the 2018-19 school year for classified staff.
(b) The appropriations in this section include the increased or decreased portion of salaries and incremental fringe benefits for all relevant state-funded school programs in part V of this act. Changes for general apportionment (basic education) are based on the salary allocations and methodology in sections 502 and 503 of this act. Changes for special education result from changes in each district's basic education allocation per student. Changes for educational service districts and institutional education programs are determined by the superintendent of public instruction using the methodology for general apportionment salaries and benefits in sections 502 and 503 of this act.
(c) The appropriations in this section include no salary adjustments for substitute teachers.
(4) The maintenance rate for insurance benefit allocations is $780.00 per month for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. The appropriations in this section reflect the incremental change in cost of allocating rates of $820.00 per month for the 2017-18 school year and $840.00 per month for the 2018-19 school year.
(5) The rates specified in this section are subject to revision each year by the legislature.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 505.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR PUPIL TRANSPORTATION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$502,599,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$497,940,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,000,539,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.
(2)(a) For the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, the superintendent shall allocate funding to school district programs for the transportation of eligible students as provided in RCW 28A.160.192. Funding in this section constitutes full implementation of RCW 28A.160.192, which enhancement is within the program of basic education. Students are considered eligible only if meeting the definitions provided in RCW 28A.160.160.
(b) From July 1, 2017, to August 31, 2017, the superintendent shall allocate funding to school districts programs for the transportation of students as provided in section 505, chapter 4, Laws of 2015 3rd sp. sess., as amended.
(3) Within amounts appropriated in this section, up to $10,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and up to $10,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are for a transportation alternate funding grant program based on the alternate funding process established in RCW 28A.160.191. The superintendent of public instruction must include a review of school district efficiency rating, key performance indicators and local school district characteristics such as unique geographic constraints in the grant award process.
(4) A maximum of $913,000 of this fiscal year 2018 appropriation and a maximum of $937,000 of the fiscal year 2019 appropriation may be expended for regional transportation coordinators and related activities. The transportation coordinators shall ensure that data submitted by school districts for state transportation funding shall, to the greatest extent practical, reflect the actual transportation activity of each district.
(5) The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall provide reimbursement funding to a school district for school bus purchases only after the superintendent of public instruction determines that the school bus was purchased from the list established pursuant to RCW 28A.160.195(2) or a comparable competitive bid process based on the lowest price quote based on similar bus categories to those used to establish the list pursuant to RCW 28A.160.195.
(6) The superintendent of public instruction shall base depreciation payments for school district buses on the presales tax five-year average of lowest bids in the appropriate category of bus. In the final year on the depreciation schedule, the depreciation payment shall be based on the lowest bid in the appropriate bus category for that school year.
(7) Funding levels in this section reflect waivers granted by the state board of education for four-day school weeks as allowed under RCW 28A.305.141.
(8) The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall annually disburse payments for bus depreciation in August.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 506.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$7,111,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$7,111,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$537,178,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$551,400,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $7,111,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $7,111,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for state matching money for federal child nutrition programs, and may support the meals for kids program through the following allowable uses:
(1) Elimination of breakfast copays for eligible public school students and lunch copays for eligible public school students in grades kindergarten through third grade who are eligible for reduced-price lunch;
(2) Assistance to school districts and authorized public and private nonprofit organizations for supporting summer food service programs, and initiating new summer food service programs in low-income areas;
(3) Reimbursements to school districts for school breakfasts served to students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, pursuant to chapter 287, Laws of 2005; and
(4) Assistance to school districts in initiating and expanding school breakfast programs.
The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall report annually to the fiscal committees of the legislature on annual expenditures in subsections (1), (2), and (3) of this section.
The superintendent of public instruction shall provide the department of health with the following data, where available, for all nutrition assistance programs that are funded by the United States department of agriculture and administered by the office of the superintendent of public instruction. The superintendent must provide the report for the preceding federal fiscal year by February 1, 2018, and February 1, 2019. The report must provide:
(a) The number of people in Washington who are eligible for the program;
(b) The number of people in Washington who participated in the program;
(c) The average annual participation rate in the program;
(d) Participation rates by geographic distribution; and
(e) The annual federal funding of the program in Washington.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 507.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$956,055,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$989,284,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$470,673,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$54,694,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$2,470,706,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1)(a) Funding for special education programs is provided on an excess cost basis, pursuant to RCW 28A.150.390. School districts shall ensure that special education students as a class receive their full share of the general apportionment allocation accruing through sections 502 and 504 of this act. To the extent a school district cannot provide an appropriate education for special education students under chapter 28A.155 RCW through the general apportionment allocation, it shall provide services through the special education excess cost allocation funded in this section.
(b) Funding provided within this section is sufficient for districts to provide school principals and lead special education teachers annual professional development on the best-practices for special education instruction and strategies for implementation. Districts shall annually provide a summary of professional development activities to the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
(2)(a) The superintendent of public instruction shall ensure that:
(i) Special education students are basic education students first;
(ii) As a class, special education students are entitled to the full basic education allocation; and
(iii) Special education students are basic education students for the entire school day.
(b) The superintendent of public instruction shall continue to implement the full cost method of excess cost accounting, as designed by the committee and recommended by the superintendent, pursuant to section 501(1)(k), chapter 372, Laws of 2006.
(3) Each fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.
(4)(a) For the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, the superintendent shall allocate funding to school district programs for special education students as provided in RCW 28A.150.390, except that the calculation of the base allocation also includes allocations provided under section 502 (2) and (4) of this act, which enhancement is within the program of basic education.
(b) From July 1, 2017, to August 31, 2017, the superintendent shall allocate funding to school district programs for special education students as provided in section 507, chapter 4, Laws of 2015 3rd sp. sess., as amended.
(5) The following applies throughout this section: The definitions for enrollment and enrollment percent are as specified in RCW 28A.150.390(3). Each district's general fundstate funded special education enrollment shall be the lesser of the district's actual enrollment percent or 13.5 percent.
(6) At the request of any interdistrict cooperative of at least 15 districts in which all excess cost services for special education students of the districts are provided by the cooperative, the maximum enrollment percent shall be calculated in accordance with RCW 28A.150.390(3) (c) and (d), and shall be calculated in the aggregate rather than individual district units. For purposes of this subsection, the average basic education allocation per full-time equivalent student shall be calculated in the aggregate rather than individual district units.
(7) $31,087,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $31,087,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $31,024,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for safety net awards for districts with demonstrated needs for special education funding beyond the amounts provided in subsection (4) of this section. If the federal safety net awards based on the federal eligibility threshold exceed the federal appropriation in this subsection (7) in any fiscal year, the superintendent shall expend all available federal discretionary funds necessary to meet this need. At the conclusion of each school year, the superintendent shall recover safety net funds that were distributed prospectively but for which districts were not subsequently eligible.
(a) For the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, safety net funds shall be awarded by the state safety net oversight committee as provided in section 109(1) chapter 548, Laws of 2009 (ESHB 2261).
(b) The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall make award determinations for state safety net funding in August of each school year, except that the superintendent of public instruction shall make award determinations for state safety net funding in July of each school year for the Washington state school for the blind and for the center for childhood deafness and hearing loss. Determinations on school district eligibility for state safety net awards shall be based on analysis of actual expenditure data from the current school year.
(8) A maximum of $931,000 may be expended from the general fundstate appropriations to fund 5.43 full-time equivalent teachers and 2.1 full-time equivalent aides at children's orthopedic hospital and medical center. This amount is in lieu of money provided through the home and hospital allocation and the special education program.
(9) The superintendent shall maintain the percentage of federal flow-through to school districts at 85 percent. In addition to other purposes, school districts may use increased federal funds for high-cost students, for purchasing regional special education services from educational service districts, and for staff development activities particularly relating to inclusion issues.
(10) A school district may carry over from one year to the next year up to 10 percent of the general fundstate funds allocated under this program; however, carryover funds shall be expended in the special education program.
(11) $256,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $256,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for two additional full-time equivalent staff to support the work of the safety net committee and to provide training and support to districts applying for safety net awards.
(12) $50,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $50,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, and $100,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for a special education family liaison position within the office of the superintendent of public instruction.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 508.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DISTRICTS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$8,534,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$8,558,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$17,092,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The educational service districts shall continue to furnish financial services required by the superintendent of public instruction and RCW 28A.310.190 (3) and (4).
(2) Funding within this section is provided for regional professional development related to mathematics and science curriculum and instructional strategies aligned with common core state standards and next generation science standards. Funding shall be distributed among the educational service districts in the same proportion as distributions in the 2007-2009 biennium. Each educational service district shall use this funding solely for salary and benefits for a certificated instructional staff with expertise in the appropriate subject matter and in professional development delivery, and for travel, materials, and other expenditures related to providing regional professional development support.
(3) The educational service districts, at the request of the state board of education pursuant to RCW 28A.310.010 and 28A.305.130, may receive and screen applications for school accreditation, conduct school accreditation site visits pursuant to state board of education rules, and submit to the state board of education post-site visit recommendations for school accreditation. The educational service districts may assess a cooperative service fee to recover actual plus reasonable indirect costs for the purposes of this subsection.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 509.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR LOCAL EFFORT ASSISTANCE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$449,808,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$454,876,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$904,684,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: For purposes of RCW 84.52.0531, the increase per full-time equivalent student is 5.85 percent from the 2016-17 school year to the 2017-18 school year.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 510.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR INSTITUTIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$13,565,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$13,689,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$27,254,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) Each general fundstate fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.
(2) State funding provided under this section is based on salaries and other expenditures for a 220-day school year. The superintendent of public instruction shall monitor school district expenditure plans for institutional education programs to ensure that districts plan for a full-time summer program.
(3) State funding for each institutional education program shall be based on the institution's annual average full-time equivalent student enrollment. Staffing ratios for each category of institution shall remain the same as those funded in the 1995-97 biennium.
(4) The funded staffing ratios for education programs for juveniles age 18 or less in department of corrections facilities shall be the same as those provided in the 1997-99 biennium.
(5) $701,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $701,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to maintain at least one certificated instructional staff and related support services at an institution whenever the K-12 enrollment is not sufficient to support one full-time equivalent certificated instructional staff to furnish the educational program. The following types of institutions are included: Residential programs under the department of social and health services for developmentally disabled juveniles, programs for juveniles under the department of corrections, programs for juveniles under the juvenile rehabilitation administration, and programs for juveniles operated by city and county jails.
(6) Ten percent of the funds allocated for each institution may be carried over from one year to the next.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 511.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR PROGRAMS FOR HIGHLY CAPABLE STUDENTS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$21,265,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$24,306,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$45,571,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.
(2) For the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, the superintendent shall allocate funding to school district programs for highly capable students as provided in RCW 28A.150.260(10)(c) except that allocations must be based on 5.0 percent of each school district's full-time equivalent enrollment. In calculating the allocations, the superintendent shall assume the following: (i) Additional instruction of 2.1590 hours per week per funded highly capable program student; (ii) fifteen highly capable program students per teacher; (iii) 36 instructional weeks per year; (iv) 900 instructional hours per teacher; and (v) the compensation rates as provided in sections 503 and 504 of this act.
(b) From July 1, 2017, to August 31, 2017, the superintendent shall allocate funding to school districts programs for highly capable students as provided in section 511, chapter 4, Laws of 2015 3rd sp. sess., as amended.
(3) $85,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $85,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the centrum program at Fort Worden state park.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 512.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR MISCELLANEOUSEVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$4,802,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 513.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONEDUCATION REFORM PROGRAMS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$134,741,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$155,464,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$93,320,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$1,451,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$1,619,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$386,595,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $30,421,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $26,975,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, $1,350,000 of the education legacy trust accountstate appropriation, and $15,868,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for development and implementation of the Washington state assessment system.
(2) $356,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $356,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Washington state leadership and assistance for science education reform (LASER) regional partnership activities coordinated at the Pacific science center, including instructional material purchases, teacher and principal professional development, and school and community engagement events.
(3) $3,935,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $3,935,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of a new performance-based evaluation for certificated educators and other activities as provided in chapter 235, Laws of 2010 (education reform) and chapter 35, Laws of 2012 (certificated employee evaluations).
(4) $62,672,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $82,665,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the following bonuses for teachers who hold valid, unexpired certification from the national board for professional teaching standards and who are teaching in a Washington public school, subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) For national board certified teachers, a bonus of $5,296 per teacher in the 2017-18 school year and a bonus of $5,381 per teacher in the 2018-19 school year;
(b) An additional $5,000 annual bonus shall be paid to national board certified teachers who teach in either: (A) High schools where at least 50 percent of student headcount enrollment is eligible for federal free or reduced-price lunch, (B) middle schools where at least 60 percent of student headcount enrollment is eligible for federal free or reduced-price lunch, or (C) elementary schools where at least 70 percent of student headcount enrollment is eligible for federal free or reduced-price lunch;
(c) The superintendent of public instruction shall adopt rules to ensure that national board certified teachers meet the qualifications for bonuses under (b) of this subsection for less than one full school year receive bonuses in a prorated manner. All bonuses in this subsection will be paid in July of each school year. Bonuses in this subsection shall be reduced by a factor of 40 percent for first year NBPTS certified teachers, to reflect the portion of the instructional school year they are certified; and
(d) During the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, and within available funds, certificated instructional staff who have met the eligibility requirements and have applied for certification from the national board for professional teaching standards may receive a conditional loan of two thousand dollars or the amount set by the office of the superintendent of public instruction to contribute toward the current assessment fee, not including the initial up-front candidacy payment. The fee shall be an advance on the first annual bonus under RCW 28A.405.415. The conditional loan is provided in addition to compensation received under a district's salary allocation and shall not be included in calculations of a district's average salary and associated salary limitation under RCW 28A.400.200. Recipients who fail to receive certification after three years are required to repay the conditional loan. The office of the superintendent of public instruction shall adopt rules to define the terms for initial grant of the assessment fee and repayment, including applicable fees. To the extent necessary, the superintendent may use revenues from the repayment of conditional loan scholarships to ensure payment of all national board bonus payments required by this section in each school year.
(5) $477,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $477,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the leadership internship program for superintendents, principals, and program administrators.
(6) $950,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $950,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Washington reading corps. The superintendent shall allocate reading corps members to schools identified for comprehensive or targeted support and school districts that are implementing comprehensive, proven, research-based reading programs. Two or more schools may combine their Washington reading corps programs.
(7) $810,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $810,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the development of a leadership academy for school principals and administrators. The superintendent of public instruction shall contract with an independent organization to operate a state-of-the-art education leadership academy that will be accessible throughout the state. Semiannually the independent organization shall report on amounts committed by foundations and others to support the development and implementation of this program. Leadership academy partners shall include the state level organizations for school administrators and principals, the superintendent of public instruction, the professional educator standards board, and others as the independent organization shall identify.
(8) $3,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $3,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a statewide information technology (IT) academy program. This public-private partnership will provide educational software, as well as IT certification and software training opportunities for students and staff in public schools.
(9) $1,802,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,802,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for secondary career and technical education grants pursuant to chapter 170, Laws of 2008. If equally matched by private donations, $825,000 of the 2018 appropriation and $825,000 of the 2019 appropriation shall be used to support FIRST robotics programs. Of the amounts in this subsection, $100,000 of the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and $100,000 of the fiscal year 2019 appropriation are provided solely for the purpose of statewide supervision activities for career and technical education student leadership organizations.
(10) $125,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $125,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for (a) staff at the office of the superintendent of public instruction to coordinate and promote efforts to develop integrated math, science, technology, and engineering programs in schools and districts across the state; and (b) grants of $2,500 to provide twenty middle and high school teachers each year with professional development training for implementing integrated math, science, technology, and engineering programs in their schools.
(11) $135,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $135,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for science, technology, engineering and mathematics lighthouse projects, consistent with chapter 238, Laws of 2010.
(12) $10,500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $10,500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a beginning educator support program. The program shall prioritize first year teachers in the mentoring program. School districts and/or regional consortia may apply for grant funding. The program provided by a district and/or regional consortia shall include: A paid orientation; assignment of a qualified mentor; development of a professional growth plan for each beginning teacher aligned with professional certification; release time for mentors and new teachers to work together; and teacher observation time with accomplished peers. Funding may be used to provide statewide professional development opportunities for mentors and beginning educators.
(13) $250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for advanced project lead the way courses at ten high schools. To be eligible for funding in 2018, a high school must have offered a foundational project lead the way course during the 2016-17 school year. The 2018 funding must be used for one-time start-up course costs for an advanced project lead the way course, to be offered to students beginning in the 2017-18 school year. To be eligible for funding in 2019, a high school must have offered a foundational project lead the way course during the 2017-18 school year. The 2018 funding must be used for one-time start-up course costs for an advanced project lead the way course, to be offered to students beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The office of the superintendent of public instruction and the education research and data center at the office of financial management shall track student participation and long-term outcome data.
(14) $9,352,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $14,352,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 159, Laws of 2013. By January 15, 2018, the superintendent of public instruction shall submit a plan to the fiscal committees of the legislature outlining the additional school accountability supports that will be implemented as a result of the increased appropriation provided in fiscal year 2019. Of the amount provided in this subsection, $5,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for expenditure contingent upon legislative approval of the superintendent's plan for additional school accountability supports, and the superintendent may not spend that amount until approval is received.
(15) $450,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $450,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for annual start-up, expansion, or maintenance of existing programs in aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. To be eligible for funding, the skills center and high schools must agree to engage in developing local business and industry partnerships for oversight and input regarding program components. Program instructors must also agree to participate in professional development leading to student employment, or certification in aerospace or advanced manufacturing industries as determined by the superintendent of public instruction. The office of the superintendent of public instruction and the education research and data center shall report annually student participation and long-term outcome data.
(16) $5,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $4,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the provision of training for teachers in the performance-based teacher principal evaluation program.
(17) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to promote the financial literacy of students. The effort will be coordinated through the financial literacy public-private partnership.
(18) $2,194,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,194,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to implement chapter 18, Laws of 2013 2nd sp. sess. (Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5946) (strengthening student educational outcomes).
(19) $36,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $36,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for chapter 212, Laws of 2014 (Substitute Senate Bill No. 6074) (homeless student educational outcomes).
(20) $80,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $40,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for chapter 219, Laws of 2014 (Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6163) (expanded learning).
(21) $10,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $10,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for chapter 102, Laws of 2014 (Senate Bill No. 6424) (biliteracy seal).
(22) $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the office of the superintendent of public instruction to contract with a nonprofit organization to integrate the state learning standards in English language arts, mathematics, and science with FieldSTEM outdoor field studies and project-based and work-based learning opportunities aligned with the environmental, natural resource, and agricultural sectors.
(23) Within the amounts provided in this section, the superintendent of public instruction shall obtain an existing student assessment inventory tool that is free and openly licensed and distribute the tool to every school district. Each school district shall use the student assessment inventory tool to identify all state-level and district-level assessments that are required of students. The state-required assessments should include: Reading proficiency assessments used for compliance with RCW 28A.320.202; the required statewide assessments under chapter 28A.655 RCW in grades three through eight and at the high school level in English language arts, mathematics, and science, as well as the practice and training tests used to prepare for them; and the high school end-of-course exams in mathematics under RCW 28A.655.066. District-required assessments should include: The second grade reading assessment used to comply with RCW 28A.300.320; interim smarter balanced assessments, if required; the measures of academic progress assessment, if required; and other required interim, benchmark, or summative standardized assessments, including assessments used in social studies, the arts, health, and physical education in accordance with RCW 28A.230.095, and for educational technology in accordance with RCW 28A.655.075. The assessments identified should not include assessments used to determine eligibility for any categorical program including the transitional bilingual instruction program, learning assistance program, highly capable program, special education program, or any formative or diagnostic assessments used solely to inform teacher instructional practices, other than those already identified. By October 15th of each year, each district shall report to the superintendent the amount of student time in the previous school year that is spent taking each assessment identified. By December 15th of each year, the superintendent shall summarize the information reported by the school districts and report to the education committees of the house of representatives and the senate.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 514.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR TRANSITIONAL BILINGUAL PROGRAMS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$147,948,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$157,744,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$92,244,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$397,936,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) Each general fund fiscal year appropriation includes such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.
(2)(a) For the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, the superintendent shall allocate funding to school districts for transitional bilingual programs under RCW 28A.180.010 through 28A.180.080, including programs for exited students, as provided in RCW 28A.150.260(10)(b) and the provisions of this section. In calculating the allocations, the superintendent shall assume the following averages: (i) Additional instruction of 4.7780 hours per week per transitional bilingual program student in grades kindergarten through six and 6.7780 hours per week per transitional bilingual program student in grades seven through twelve in school years 2017-18 and 2018-19; (ii) additional instruction of 3.0000 hours per week in school years 2017-18 and 2018-19 for the head count number of students who have exited the transitional bilingual instruction program within the previous two years based on their performance on the English proficiency assessment; (iii) fifteen transitional bilingual program students per teacher; (iv) 36 instructional weeks per year; (v) 900 instructional hours per teacher; and (vi) the compensation rates as provided in sections 503 and 504 of this act. Pursuant to RCW 28A.180.040(1)(g), the instructional hours specified in (a)(ii) of this subsection (2) are within the program of basic education.
(b) From July 1, 2017, to August 31, 2017, the superintendent shall allocate funding to school districts for transitional bilingual instruction programs as provided in section 514, chapter 4, Laws of 2015, 3rd sp. sess., as amended.
(3) The superintendent may withhold allocations to school districts in subsection (2) of this section solely for the central provision of assessments as provided in RCW 28A.180.090 (1) and (2) up to the following amounts: 2.55 percent for school year 2017-18 and 2.57 percent for school year 2018-19.
(4) The general fundfederal appropriation in this section is for migrant education under Title I Part C and English language acquisition, and language enhancement grants under Title III of the elementary and secondary education act.
(5) $35,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $35,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to track current and former transitional bilingual program students.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 515.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR THE LEARNING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$326,233,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$355,633,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$505,487,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,187,353,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The general fundstate appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(a) The appropriations include such funds as are necessary to complete the school year ending in the fiscal year and for prior fiscal year adjustments.
(b)(i) For the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, the superintendent shall allocate funding to school districts for learning assistance programs as provided in RCW 28A.150.260(10)(a), except that the allocation for the additional instructional hours shall be enhanced as provided in this section, which enhancements are within the program of the basic education. In calculating the allocations, the superintendent shall assume the following averages: (A) Additional instruction of 2.3975 hours per week per funded learning assistance program student for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years; (B) additional instruction of 1.1 hours per week per funded learning assistance program student for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years in qualifying high-poverty school building; (C) fifteen learning assistance program students per teacher; (D) 36 instructional weeks per year; (E) 900 instructional hours per teacher; and (F) the compensation rates as provided in sections 503 and 504 of this act.
(ii) From July 1, 2017, to August 31, 2017, the superintendent shall allocate funding to school districts for learning assistance programs as provided in section 515, chapter 4, Laws of 2015, 3rd sp. sess., as amended.
(c) A school district's funded students for the learning assistance program shall be the sum of the district's full-time equivalent enrollment in grades K-12 for the prior school year multiplied by the district's percentage of October headcount enrollment in grades K-12 eligible for free or reduced-price lunch in the prior school year. The prior school year's October headcount enrollment for free and reduced-price lunch shall be as reported in the comprehensive education data and research system.
(2) Allocations made pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be adjusted to reflect ineligible applications identified through the annual income verification process required by the national school lunch program, as recommended in the report of the state auditor on the learning assistance program dated February, 2010.
(3) The general fundfederal appropriation in this section is provided for Title I Part A allocations of the every student succeeds act of 2016.
(4) A school district may carry over from one year to the next up to 10 percent of the general fundstate funds allocated under this program; however, carryover funds shall be expended for the learning assistance program.
(5) Within existing resources, during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, school districts are authorized to use funds allocated for the learning assistance program to also provide assistance to high school students who have not passed the state assessment in science.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 516.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONPER PUPIL ALLOCATIONS
 
 
 
Statewide Average Allocations
Per Annual Average Full-Time Equivalent Student
 
 
 
 
Basic Education Program
2017-18
School Year
2018-19
School Year
 
General Apportionment
$7,038
$8,037
 
Pupil Transportation
$422
$485
 
Special Education Programs
$6,920
$7,875
 
 
Institutional Education Programs
$13,476
$15,369
 
 
 
Programs for Highly Capable
Students
$455
$525
 
 
Transitional Bilingual Programs
$1,024
$1,163
 
 
Learning Assistance Program
$735
$849
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 517.  BILL CONTINGENCY. Of amounts appropriated in sections 501 through 515 of this act, a total of $164,287,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,200,417,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of House Bill No. 2242 (fully funding the program of basic education). Amounts referenced in this subsection exclude amounts attributable to formula enhancements in staffing ratios in the prototypical school model, materials supplies and operating costs, the learning assistance program, the transitional bilingual instruction program, if those enhancements are newly codified in House Bill No. 2242 (fully funding the program of basic education) but are funded in maintenance level in the appropriations in this act. If section 301 of the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts referenced in this section shall lapse. In the event of such a lapse, the superintendent of public instruction must certify to the office of financial management the portions of the appropriations in each of sections 501 through 515 that lapse under the requirements of this section.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 518.  FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
(1) Amounts distributed to districts by the superintendent through part V of this act are for allocations purposes only, unless specified by part V of this act, and do not entitle a particular district, district employee, or student to a specific service, beyond what has been expressly provided in statute. Part V of this act restates the requirements of various sections of Title 28A RCW. If any conflict exists, the provisions of Title 28A RCW control unless this act explicitly states that it is providing an enhancement. Any amounts provided in part V of this act in excess of the amounts required by Title 28A RCW provided in statute, are not within the program of basic education unless clearly stated by this act.
(2) To the maximum extent practicable, when adopting new or revised rules or policies relating to the administration of allocations in part V of this act that result in fiscal impact, the office of the superintendent of public instruction shall attempt to seek legislative approval through the budget request process.
(3) Appropriations made in this act to the office of the superintendent of public instruction shall initially be allotted as required by this act. Subsequent allotment modifications shall not include transfers of moneys between sections of this act.
(4) As required by RCW 28A.710.110, the office of the superintendent of public instruction shall transmit the charter school authorizer oversight fee for the charter school commission to the charter school oversight account.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 519.  FOR THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR CHARTER SCHOOLS
Washington Opportunity Pathways AccountState
Appropriation. . . .$62,713,000
The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations: The superintendent shall distribute funding appropriated in this section to charter schools under chapter 28A.710 RCW. Within amounts provided in this section the superintendent may distribute funding for safety net awards for charter schools with demonstrated needs for special education funding beyond the amounts provided under chapter 28A.710 RCW.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 520.  FOR THE OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTIONFOR THE WASHINGTON STATE CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION
Washington Opportunity Pathways AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$477,000
Charter Schools Oversight AccountState Appropriation . . . .$1,958,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$2,435,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The entire Washington opportunity pathways accountstate appropriation in this section is provided to the superintendent of public instruction solely for the operations of the Washington state charter school commission under chapter 28A.710 RCW.
(End of part)
PART VI
HIGHER EDUCATION
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 601.  The appropriations in sections 605 through 611 of this act are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) "Institutions" means the institutions of higher education receiving appropriations under sections 605 through 611 of this act.
(2) The legislature, the office of financial management, and other state agencies need consistent and accurate personnel data from institutions of higher education for policy planning purposes. Institutions of higher education shall report personnel data to the office of financial management for inclusion in the agency's data warehouse. Uniform reporting procedures shall be established by the office of financial management's office of the state human resources director for use by the reporting institutions, including provisions for common job classifications and common definitions of full-time equivalent staff. Annual contract amounts, number of contract months, and funding sources shall be consistently reported for employees under contract.
(3) In addition to waivers granted under the authority of RCW 28B.15.910, the governing boards and the state board may waive all or a portion of operating fees for any student. State general fund appropriations shall not be provided to replace tuition and fee revenue foregone as a result of waivers granted under this subsection.
(4)(a) For institutions receiving appropriations in section 605 of this act, the only allowable salary increases provided are those with normally occurring promotions and increases related to faculty and staff retention, except as provided in Part IX of this act. In fiscal year 2018 and fiscal year 2019, the state board for community and technical colleges may use salary and benefit savings from faculty turnover to provide salary increments and associated benefits for faculty who qualify through professional development and training.
(b) For employees under the jurisdiction of chapter 41.56 RCW, salary increases will be in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement. However, an increase shall not be provided to any classified employee whose salary is above the approved salary range maximum for the class to which the employee's position is allocated.
(c) For each institution of higher education receiving appropriations under sections 606 through 611 of this act:
(i) The only allowable salary increases are those associated with normally occurring promotions and increases related to faculty and staff retention and as provided in Part IX of this act; and
(ii) Institutions may provide salary increases from other sources to instructional and research faculty at the universities and The Evergreen State College, exempt professional staff, teaching and research assistants, as classified by the office of financial management, and all other nonclassified staff, but not including employees under chapter 41.80 RCW. Any salary increase granted under the authority of this subsection (4)(c)(ii) shall not be included in an institution's salary base for future state funding. It is the intent of the legislature that state general fund support for an institution shall not increase during the current or any future biennium as a result of any salary increases authorized under this subsection (4)(c)(ii).
(5) Within funds appropriated to institutions in sections 605 through 611 of this act, teacher preparation programs shall meet the requirements of RCW 28B.10.710 to incorporate information on the culture, history, and government of American Indian people in this state by integrating the curriculum developed and made available free of charge by the office of the superintendent of public instruction into existing programs or courses and may modify that curriculum in order to incorporate elements that have a regionally specific focus.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 602.  (1) Within the amounts appropriated in this act, each institution of higher education shall seek to:
(a) Maintain and to the extent possible increase enrollment opportunities at branch campuses;
(b) Maintain and to the extent possible increase enrollment opportunities at university centers and other partnership programs that enable students to earn baccalaureate degrees on community college campuses; and
(c) Eliminate and consolidate programs of study for which there is limited student or employer demand, or that are not areas of core academic strength for the institution, particularly when such programs duplicate offerings by other in-state institutions.
(3) For purposes of monitoring and reporting statewide enrollment, the University of Washington and Washington State University shall notify the office of financial management of the number of full-time student equivalent enrollments for each of their campuses.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 603.  PUBLIC BACCALAUREATE INSTITUTIONS
(1) The state universities, the regional universities, and The Evergreen State College must accept the transfer of college-level courses taken by students under RCW 28A.600.290 or 28A.600.300 if a student seeking a transfer of the college-level courses has been admitted to the state university, the regional university, or The Evergreen State College, and if the college-level courses are recognized as transferrable by the admitting institution of higher education.
(2) Appropriations in sections 606 through 611 of this act are sufficient to implement 2017-19 collective bargaining agreements at institutions of higher education negotiated under chapter 41.80 RCW. The institutions may also use these funds for any other purpose including increasing compensation and implementing other collective bargaining agreements.
(3) Within amounts appropriated to institutions in sections 606 through 611 of this act, institutions shall employ at least one full-time mental health counselor licensed under chapter 18.225 RCW who has experience working with active members of the military or military veterans, to work with student, faculty, and staff veterans, as well as their spouses and dependents, through the institution's veteran resource center.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 604.  STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES
Appropriations in section 605 of this act are sufficient to implement 2017-19 collective bargaining agreements at institutions of higher education negotiated under chapter 41.80 RCW. The institutions may also use these funds for any other purpose including increasing compensation, and implementing other collective bargaining agreements.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 605.  FOR THE STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$662,672,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$668,368,000
Community/Technical College Capital Projects
AccountState Appropriation. . . .$23,841,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$138,314,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,493,195,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $33,261,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $33,261,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely as special funds for training and related support services, including financial aid, as specified in RCW 28C.04.390. Funding is provided to support at least 7,170 full-time equivalent students in fiscal year 2018 and at least 7,170 full-time equivalent students in fiscal year 2019.
(2) $5,450,000 of the education legacy trust accountstate appropriation is provided solely for administration and customized training contracts through the job skills program. The state board shall make an annual report by January 1st of each year to the governor and to the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the legislature regarding implementation of this section, listing the scope of grant awards, the distribution of funds by educational sector and region of the state, and the results of the partnerships supported by these funds.
(3) $425,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $425,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for Seattle central college's expansion of allied health programs.
(4) $5,250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $5,250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the student achievement initiative.
(5) $1,610,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, and $1,610,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the expansion of the mathematics, engineering, and science achievement program. The state board shall report back to the appropriate committees of the legislature on the number of campuses and students served by December 31, 2018.
(6) $1,500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of guided pathways or similar programs designed to improve student success, including, but not limited to, academic program redesign, student advising, and other student supports.
(7) $1,500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for operating a fabrication composite wing incumbent worker training program to be housed at the Washington aerospace training and research center.
(8) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the aerospace center of excellence currently hosted by Everett community college to:
(a) Increase statewide communications and outreach between industry sectors, industry organizations, businesses, K-12 schools, colleges, and universities;
(b) Enhance information technology to increase business and student accessibility and use of the center's web site; and
(c) Act as the information entry point for prospective students and job seekers regarding education, training, and employment in the industry.
(9) $18,588,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $18,960,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of the college affordability program as set forth in RCW 28B.15.066.
(10) Community and technical colleges are not required to send mass mailings of course catalogs to residents of their districts. Community and technical colleges shall consider lower cost alternatives, such as mailing postcards or brochures that direct individuals to online information and other ways of acquiring print catalogs.
(11) The state board for community and technical colleges shall not use funds appropriated in this section to support intercollegiate athletics programs.
(12) $157,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $157,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Wenatchee Valley college wildfire prevention program.
(13) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for implementation of chapter 154, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5022) (education loan information).
(14) $185,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $185,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 177, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5100) (financial literacy seminars).
(15) $41,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $42,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 98, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1375) (ctc course material costs).
(16) $158,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $5,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 237, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1115) (paraeducators).
(17) $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for program delivery through Green River College to the Covington area and southeast King county in response to the education needs assessment conducted by the student achievement council in the 2015-2017 fiscal biennium.
(18) $60,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $60,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a youth development program operated by Everett community college in conjunction with a county chapter of a national civil rights organization.
(19) $750,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $750,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for increased enrollments in the integrated basic education and skills training program. Funding will support approximately 120 additional full-time equivalent enrollments annually.
(20)(a) The state board must provide quality assurance reports on the ctcLink project at the frequency directed by the office of chief information officer for review and for posting on its information technology project dashboard.
(b) The state board must develop a technology budget using a method similar to the state capital budget, identifying project costs, funding sources, and anticipated deliverables through each stage of the investment and across fiscal periods and biennia from project initiation to implementation. The budget must be updated at the frequency directed by the office of chief information officer for review and for posting on its information technology project dashboard.
(c) The office of the chief information officer may suspend the ctcLink project at any time if the office of the chief information officer determines that the project is not meeting or is not expected to meet anticipated performance measures, implementation timelines, or budget estimates. Once suspension or termination occurs, the state board shall not make additional expenditures on the ctcLink project without approval of the chief information officer. The ctcLink project funded through the community and technical college innovation account created in RCW 28B.50.515 is subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(21) $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $150,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the aerospace center of excellence hosted by Everett Community College to develop an unmanned aircraft system program in Sunnyside.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 606.  FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$336,712,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$353,811,000
Aquatic Lands Enhancement AccountState Appropriation . . . .$1,350,000
UW Building AccountState Appropriation. . . .$1,052,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$30,050,000
Economic Development Strategic Reserve AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$3,035,000
Biotoxin AccountState Appropriation . . . .$597,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2018). . . .$247,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2019). . . .$247,000
Accident AccountState Appropriation . . . .$7,436,000
Medical Aid AccountState Appropriation . . . .$7,042,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$741,579,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $52,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $52,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the center for international trade in forest products in the college of forest resources.
(2) $38,581,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $39,353,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of the college affordability program as set forth in RCW 28B.15.066.
(3) $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for labor archives of Washington. The university shall work in collaboration with the state board for community and technical colleges.
(4) $8,000,000 of the education legacy trust accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the family medicine residency network at the university to expand the number of residency slots available in Washington.
(5) The university must continue work with the education research and data center to demonstrate progress in computer science and engineering enrollments. By September 1st of each year, the university shall provide a report including but not limited to the cost per student, student completion rates, and the number of low-income students enrolled in each program, any process changes or best-practices implemented by the university, and how many students are enrolled in computer science and engineering programs above the prior academic year.
(6) $1,350,000 of the aquatic lands enhancement accountstate is provided solely for ocean acidification monitoring, forecasting, and research and for operation of the Washington ocean acidification center. By September 1, 2017, the center must provide a biennial work plan and begin quarterly progress reports to the Washington marine resources advisory council created under RCW 43.06.338.
(7) $8,000,000 of the education legacy trust accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the expansion of degrees in the department of computer science and engineering at the Seattle campus.
(8) $1,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the university to increase resident undergraduate enrollments in science, technology, engineering, and math majors. The university is expected to increase full-time equivalent enrollment by approximately 60 additional students.
(9) $3,000,000 of the economic development strategic reserve account appropriation is provided solely to support the joint center for aerospace innovation technology.
(10) The University of Washington shall not use funds appropriated in this section to support intercollegiate athletics programs.
(11) $250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Latino health center.
(12) $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the climate impacts group in the college of the environment.
(13) $8,400,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $7,400,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the continued operations and expansion of the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho medical school program.
(14) $3,200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for the university to host the Special Olympics USA Games in July 2018.
(15) $5,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $80,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 262, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1612) (lethal means, reduce access).
(16) $400,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $400,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a contract with the center for sensorimotor neural engineering to advance research on spinal cord injuries.
(17) $2,250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,250,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the institute for stem cell and regenerative medicine. Funds appropriated in this subsection must be dedicated to research utilizing pluripotent stem cells and related research methods.
(18) $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided to the University of Washington to support youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in the university district of Seattle. Funding is provided for the university to work with community service providers and university colleges and departments to plan for and implement a comprehensive one-stop center with navigation services for homeless youth; the university may contract with the department of commerce to expand services that serve homeless youth in the university district.
(19) $125,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $125,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the University of Washington school of public health to study the air quality implications of air traffic at the international airport in the state that has the highest total annual number of arrivals and departures. The study must include an assessment of the concentrations of ultrafine particulate matter in areas surrounding and directly impacted by air traffic generated by the airport, including areas within ten miles of the airport in the directions of aircraft flight paths and within ten miles of the airport where public agencies operate an existing air monitoring station. The study must attempt to distinguish between aircraft and other sources of ultrafine particulate matter, and must compare concentrations of ultrafine particulate matter in areas impacted by high volumes of air traffic with concentrations of ultrafine particulate matter in areas that are not impacted by high volumes of air traffic. The university must coordinate with local governments in areas addressed by the study to share results and inclusively solicit feedback from community members. By December 1, 2019, the university must report study findings, including any gaps and uncertainties in health information associated with ultrafine particulate matter, and recommend to the legislature whether sufficient information is available to proceed with a second phase of the study.
(20) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 154, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5022) (education loan information).
(21) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 177, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5100) (financial literacy seminars).
(22) Within the funds appropriated in this section, the University of Washington shall:
(a) Review the scholarly literature on the short-term and long-term effects of marijuana use to assess if other states or private entities are conducting marijuana research in areas that may be useful to the state.
(b) Provide as part of its budget request for the 2019-2021 biennium:
(i) A list of intended state, federal, and privately funded marijuana research, including cost, duration, and scope; and
(ii) Plans for partnerships with other universities, state agencies, or private entities, including entities outside the state, for purposes related to researching short-term and long-term effects of marijuana use.
(23) General fund—state appropriations in this section are reduced to reflect a reduction in state-supported tuition waivers for graduate students. When reducing tuition waivers, the university will not change its practices and procedures for providing eligible veterans with tuition waivers.
(24) $45,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the university to conduct research and analysis of military officers who are attending or have completed the command and general staff college, intermediate level education, or advanced operations course as part of their military education. The purpose of the research and analysis is to examine possible graduate level degree programs to be offered in partnership with the university and the U.S. army's command and general staff college. The research and analysis shall include stakeholder meetings with the U.S. army's command and general staff college. The university shall submit a report to the appropriate legislative higher education committees and the joint committee on veterans and military affairs by December 31, 2018. The report shall include the results of the research and analysis and plans for possible next steps with other service schools for field grade officers.
(25)(a) $140,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the University of Washington school of law to convene a study on the Washington state supreme court decision Volk v. DeMeerleer, 386 P.3d 254 (Wash. 2016), and whether or not it substantially changed the law on the duty of care for mental health providers and whether it has had an impact on access to mental health care services in the state. The study shall include:
(i) Comprehensive review of duty to warn and duty to protect case law and laws in the United States, including a description of how Washington state's law compares to other states and to what extent, if any, the Volk decision changed the law in this state;
(ii) Comprehensive review and assessment of the involuntary and voluntary treatment capacity available in the state, including information and data available from the select committee on quality improvement in state hospitals, related contractors, and other sources;
(iii) An analysis of lawsuits brought in the state as a result of the Volk decision, including the outcome of any such cases and any harm alleged in each lawsuit;
(iv) An analysis of lawsuits brought in the state prior to the issuance of the Volk decision, and since the issuance of the decision in Petersen v. State, against outpatient mental health providers alleged to have breached either the duty to warn or the duty to take reasonable precautions established in Petersen, including the outcome of any such cases and the harm alleged in each lawsuit;
(v) An analysis of insurance claims filed as a result of the Volk decision, including the outcome of any such cases and any harm alleged in each claim filed;
(vi) Whether insurance policy provisions and rates have been affected due to the Volk decision;
(vii) Assessment of the number of mental health service providers available to provide treatment to voluntary mental health patients in the state, whether that capacity has changed, and whether any such change is a result of the Volk decision, and a description of any changes as a result of the Volk decision;
(viii) Assessment of whether mental health service providers may be changing practice to limit exposure to the potential risks created by the Volk decision;
(ix) Assessment of legal and practice implications state legal standards regarding duty to warn and duty to protect in the voluntary and involuntary treatment context; and
(x) Comprehensive review of practices where the practice has been consistently shown to have achieved the results it seeks to achieve and that those results are superior to those achieved by other means.
(b) When performing the study under this subsection, the University of Washington school of law shall consult with subject-matter experts including, but not limited to, individuals representing the following organizations:
(i) Attorneys with experience representing defendants in personal injury cases or wrongful death cases related to the issues raised by duty to warn cases;
(ii) Washington state association for justice, representing attorneys with experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases or wrongful death cases related to the issues raised by duty to warn cases;
(iii) Department of social and health services;
(iv) Washington academy of family physicians;
(v) Washington association for mental health treatment protection;
(vi) Office of the insurance commissioner;
(vii) Washington council for behavioral health;
(viii) Washington state hospital association;
(ix) Washington state medical association;
(x) Washington state psychiatric association;
(xi) Washington state psychological association;
(xii) Washington state society for clinical social work;
(xiii) Washington association of police chiefs and sheriffs;
(xiv) Victim support services;
(xv) NW health law advocates;
(xvi) National alliance on mental illness;
(xvii) American civil liberties union; and
(xviii) A sample of families who testified or presented evidence of their cases to the legislature.
(c) The University of Washington school of law shall consult each listed organization separately. Following collection and analysis of relevant data, they shall hold at least one meeting of all listed organizations to discuss the data, analysis, and recommendations. The University of Washington school of law must submit the final report to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2017.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 607.  FOR WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$215,329,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$227,266,000
WSU Building AccountState Appropriation. . . .$792,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$33,995,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2018) . . . .$138,000
Dedicated Marijuana AccountState Appropriation
(FY 2019) . . . .$138,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$477,658,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $90,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $90,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a rural economic development and outreach coordinator.
(2) The university must continue work with the education research and data center to demonstrate progress in computer science and engineering enrollments. By September 1st of each year, the university shall provide a report including but not limited to the cost per student, student completion rates, and the number of low-income students enrolled in each program, any process changes or best-practices implemented by the university, and how many students are enrolled in computer science and engineering programs above the prior academic year.
(3) $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for state match requirements related to the federal aviation administration grant.
(4) Washington State University shall not use funds appropriated in this section to support intercollegiate athletic programs.
(5) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 154, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5022) (education loan information).
(6) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 177, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5100) (financial literacy seminars).
(7) $3,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $7,000,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the continued development and operations of a medical school program in Spokane.
(8) Within the funds appropriated in this section, Washington State University is required to provide administrative support to the sustainable aviation biofuels work group authorized under RCW 28B.30.904.
(9) $135,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $135,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for a honey bee biology research position.
(10) $27,425,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $27,973,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of the college affordability program as set forth in RCW 28B.15.066.
(11) $230,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $376,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for chapter 202, Laws of 2017 (2SHB 1713) (children's mental health).
(12) $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the William D. Ruckelshaus center to collaborate with groups and organizations, including associations of local governments, associations of the business, real estate and building industries, state agencies, environmental organizations, state universities, public health and planning organizations, and tribal governments, to create a "Road Map to Washington's Future." The road map shall identify areas of agreement on ways to adapt Washington's growth management framework of statutes, institutions, and policies to meet future challenges in view of robust forecasted growth and the unique circumstances and urgent priorities in the diverse regions of the state. The center shall, in conjunction with state universities and other sponsors, conduct regional workshops to:
(a) Engage Washington residents in identifying a desired statewide vision for Washington's future;
(b) Partner with state universities on targeted research to inform future alternatives;
(c) Facilitate deep and candid interviews with representatives of the above named groups and organizations; and
(d) Convene parties for collaborative conversations and potential agreement seeking.
The center must submit a final report to the appropriate committees of the legislature by June 30, 2019.
(13) $580,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $580,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the development of an organic agriculture systems degree program located at the university center in Everett.
(14) Within the funds appropriated in this section, Washington State University shall:
(a) Review the scholarly literature on the short-term and long-term effects of marijuana use to assess if other states or private entities are conducting marijuana research in areas that may be useful to the state.
(b) Provide as part of its budget request for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium:
(i) A list of intended state, federal, and privately funded marijuana research, including cost, duration, and scope;
(ii) Plans for partnerships with other universities, state agencies, or private entities, including entities outside the state, for purposes related to researching short-term and long-term effects of marijuana use.
(15) $760,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $760,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 159, Laws of 2017 (2SSB 5474) (elk hoof disease).
(16) $630,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal 2018 and $630,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the creation of an electrical engineering program located in Bremerton. At full implementation, the university is expected to increase degree production by 25 new bachelor's degrees per year. The university must identify these students separately when providing data to the education research data center as required in subsection (2) of this section.
(17) $1,370,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,370,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the creation of software engineering and data analytic programs at the university center in Everett. At full implementation, the university is expected to enroll 50 students per academic year. The university must identify these students separately when providing data to the education research data center as required in subsection (2) of this section.
(18) General fund—state appropriations in this section are reduced to reflect a reduction in state-supported tuition waivers for graduate students. When reducing tuition waivers, the university will not change its practices and procedures for providing eligible veterans with tuition waivers.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 608.  FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$50,064,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$51,985,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$16,598,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$118,647,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) At least $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and at least $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 must be expended on the Northwest autism center.
(2) The university must continue work with the education research and data center to demonstrate progress in computer science and engineering enrollments. By September 1st of each year, the university shall provide a report including but not limited to the cost per student, student completion rates, and the number of low-income students enrolled in each program, any process changes or best-practices implemented by the university, and how many students are enrolled in computer science and engineering programs above the prior academic year.
(3) Eastern Washington University shall not use funds appropriated in this section to support intercollegiate athletics programs.
(4) $9,851,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $10,048,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of the college affordability program as set forth in RCW 28B.15.066.
(5) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 154, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5022) (education loan information).
(6) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 177, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5100) (financial literacy seminars).
(7) Within amounts appropriated in this section, the university is encouraged to increase the number of tenure-track positions created and hired.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 609.  FOR CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$49,969,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$52,303,000
CWU Capital Projects AccountState Appropriation. . . .$76,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$19,076,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$121,424,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The university must continue work with the education research and data center to demonstrate progress in engineering enrollments. By September 1st of each year, the university shall provide a report including but not limited to the cost per student, student completion rates, and the number of low-income students enrolled in each program, any process changes or best-practices implemented by the university, and how many students are enrolled in engineering programs above the prior academic year.
(2) Central Washington University shall not use funds appropriated in this section to support intercollegiate athletics programs.
(3) $11,104,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $11,326,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of the college affordability program as set forth in RCW 28B.15.066.
(4) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 154, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5022) (education loan information).
(5) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 177, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5100) (financial literacy seminars).
(6) Within amounts appropriated in this section, the university is encouraged to increase the number of tenure-track positions created and hired.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 610.  FOR THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$26,543,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$27,146,000
TESC Capital Projects AccountState Appropriation. . . .$80,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$5,450,000
Liquor Revolving AccountState Appropriation. . . .$250,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$59,469,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $3,377,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $3,445,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of the college affordability program as set forth in RCW 28B.15.066.
(2) Funding provided in this section is sufficient for The Evergreen State College to continue operations of the Longhouse Center and the Northwest Indian applied research institute.
(3) Notwithstanding other provisions in this section, the board of directors for the Washington state institute for public policy may adjust due dates for projects included on the institute's 2017-19 work plan as necessary to efficiently manage workload.
(4) The Evergreen State College shall not use funds appropriated in this section to support intercollegiate athletics programs.
(5) $33,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $65,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 265, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1867) (ext. foster care transitions).
(6) $62,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 237, Laws of 2017 (ESHB 1115) (paraeducators).
(7) $17,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $34,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the Washington institute for public policy to conduct a study regarding the implementation of certain aspects of the involuntary treatment act, pursuant to chapter 29, Laws of 2016, sp. sess. (E3SHB 1713).
(8) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 154, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5022) (education loan information).
(9) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 177, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5100) (financial literacy seminars).
(10) $72,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $43,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 is provided solely for the Washington institute for public policy to update its previous meta-analysis on the effect of the national board for professional teaching standards certification on student outcomes by December 15, 2018. The institute shall also report on the following:
(a) Does the certification improve teacher retention in Washington state?;
(b) Has the additional bonus provided under RCW 28A.405.415 to certificated instructional staff who have attained national board certification to work in high poverty schools acted as an incentive for such teachers to actually work in high poverty schools?; and
(c) Have other states provided similar incentives to achieve a more equitable distribution of staff with national board certification?
(11) $122,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $40,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 244, Laws of 2015 (college bound).
(12) $1,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $1,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of chapter 7, Laws of 2015, 3rd sp.s. (early start act).
(13) $250,000 of the liquor revolving accountstate appropriation is provided solely for the Washington state institute for public policy to study comparative constitutional and statutory obligations and revenue capacity of local governments. The institute must provide a report on its research and findings to the appropriate committees of the legislature by December 30, 2017.
(14) Within amounts appropriated in this section, the college is encouraged to increase the number of tenure-track positions created and hired.
(15) $16,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $22,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5890 (foster care and adoption). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amounts provided in this subsection shall lapse.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 611.  FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$70,456,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$72,950,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$13,831,000
Western Washington University Capital Projects
AccountState Appropriation (FY 2018). . . .$771,000
Western Washington University Capital Projects AccountState
Appropriation (FY 2019). . . .$712,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$158,720,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) The university must continue work with the education research and data center to demonstrate progress in computer science and engineering enrollments. By September 1st of each year, the university shall provide a report including but not limited to the cost per student, student completion rates, and the number of low-income students enrolled in each program, any process changes or best-practices implemented by the university, and how many students are enrolled in computer science and engineering programs above the prior academic year.
(2) $630,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $630,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the computer and information systems security program located at Olympic college - Poulsbo. The university is expected to enroll 30 students each academic year beginning in fiscal year 2017. The university must identify these students separately when providing data to the educational data centers as required in (1) of this section.
(3) Western Washington University shall not use funds appropriated in this section to support intercollegiate athletics programs.
(4) $15,326,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $15,632,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the implementation of the college affordability program as set forth in RCW 28B.15.066.
(5) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 154, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5022) (education loan information).
(6) The appropriations in this section include sufficient funding for the implementation of chapter 177, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5100) (financial literacy seminars).
(7) $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $500,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for programs or initiatives designed to improve student academic success and increase degree completion.
(8) Within amounts appropriated in this section, the university is encouraged to increase the number of tenure-track positions created and hired.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 612.  FOR THE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT COUNCILPOLICY COORDINATION AND ADMINISTRATION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$5,640,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$5,791,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$4,892,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$16,323,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $20,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for administrative costs to implement the expansion of the college bound scholarship program for foster youth, pursuant to Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5890 (foster care and adoption). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 613.  FOR THE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT COUNCILOFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$238,397,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$242,726,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$11,906,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$300,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$99,955,000
WA Opportunity Pathways AccountState Appropriation . . . .$117,389,000
Aerospace Training Student Loan AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$208,000
Health Professionals Loan Repayment and Scholarship
Program AccountState Appropriation . . . .$4,720,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$715,601,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $229,157,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $233,928,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019, $69,376,000 of the education legacy trust accountstate appropriation, and $88,000,000 of the Washington opportunity pathways accountstate appropriation are provided solely for student financial aid payments under the state need grant and state work study programs, including up to four percent administrative allowance for the state work study program.
(2)(a) For the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, state need grant awards given to private for-profit institutions shall be the same amount as the prior year.
(b) For the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, grant awards given to private four-year not-for-profit institutions shall be set at the same level as the average grant award for public research universities. Increases in awards given to private four-year not-for-profit institutions shall align with annual tuition increases for public research institutions.
(3) Changes made to the state work study program in the 2009-2011 and 2011-2013 fiscal biennia are continued in the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium including maintaining the increased required employer share of wages; adjusted employer match rates; discontinuation of nonresident student eligibility for the program; and revising distribution methods to institutions by taking into consideration other factors such as off-campus job development, historical utilization trends, and student need.
(4) Within the funds appropriated in this section, eligibility for the state need grant includes students with family incomes at or below 70 percent of the state median family income (MFI), adjusted for family size, and shall include students enrolled in three to five credit-bearing quarter credits, or the equivalent semester credits. Awards for students with incomes between 51 and 70 percent of the state median shall be prorated at the following percentages of the award amount granted to those with incomes below 51 percent of the MFI: 70 percent for students with family incomes between 51 and 55 percent MFI; 65 percent for students with family incomes between 56 and 60 percent MFI; 60 percent for students with family incomes between 61 and 65 percent MFI; and 50 percent for students with family incomes between 66 and 70 percent MFI.
(5) Of the amounts provided in subsection (1) of this section, $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided for the council to process an alternative financial aid application system pursuant to RCW 28B.92.010.
(6) Students who are eligible for the college bound scholarship shall be given priority for the state need grant program. These eligible college bound students whose family incomes are in the 0-65 percent median family income ranges must be awarded the maximum state need grant for which they are eligible under state policies and may not be denied maximum state need grant funding due to institutional policies or delayed awarding of college bound scholarship students. The council shall provide directions to institutions to maximize the number of college bound scholarship students receiving the maximum state need grant for which they are eligible with a goal of 100 percent coordination. Institutions shall identify all college bound scholarship students to receive state need grant priority. If an institution is unable to identify all college bound scholarship students at the time of initial state aid packaging, the institution should reserve state need grant funding sufficient to cover the projected enrollments of college bound scholarship students.
(7) $15,849,000 of the education legacy trust accountstate appropriation and $29,389,000 of the Washington opportunity pathways accountstate appropriation are provided solely for the college bound scholarship program and may support scholarships for summer session.
(8) $2,236,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,236,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the passport to college program. The maximum scholarship award is up to $5,000. The council shall contract with a nonprofit organization to provide support services to increase student completion in their postsecondary program and shall, under this contract, provide a minimum of $500,000 in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 for this purpose.
(9) $14,730,000 of the education legacy trust accountstate appropriation is provided solely to meet state match requirements associated with the opportunity scholarship program. The legislature will evaluate subsequent appropriations to the opportunity scholarship program based on the extent that additional private contributions are made, program spending patterns, and fund balance.
(10) $2,325,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $2,325,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for expenditure into the health professionals loan repayment and scholarship program account. These amounts and $4,720,000 appropriated from the health professionals loan repayment and scholarship program account must be used to increase the number of licensed primary care health professionals to serve in licensed primary care health professional critical shortage areas. The office of student financial assistance and the department of health shall prioritize a portion of any nonfederal balances in the health professional loan repayment and scholarship fund for conditional loan repayment contracts with psychiatrists and with advanced registered nurse practitioners for work at one of the state-operated psychiatric hospitals. The office and department shall designate the state hospitals as health professional shortage areas if necessary for this purpose. The office shall coordinate with the department of social and health services to effectively incorporate three conditional loan repayments into the department's advanced psychiatric professional recruitment and retention strategies. The office may use these targeted amounts for other program participants should there be any remaining amounts after eligible psychiatrists and advanced registered nurse practitioners have been served. The office shall also work to prioritize loan repayments to professionals working at health care delivery sites that demonstrate a commitment to serving uninsured clients.
(11) $42,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $42,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for the council to design and implement a program that provides customized information to high-achieving (as determined by local school districts), low-income, high school students. "Low-income" means students who are from low-income families as defined by the education data center in RCW 43.41.400. For the purposes of designing, developing, and implementing the program, the council shall partner with a national entity that offers aptitude tests and shall consult with institutions of higher education with a physical location in Washington. The council shall implement the program no later than fall 2016, giving consideration to spring mailings in order to capture early action decisions offered by institutions of higher education and nonprofit baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. The information packet for students must include at a minimum:
(a) Materials that help students to choose colleges;
(b) An application guidance booklet;
(c) Application fee waivers, if available, for four-year institutions of higher education and independent nonprofit baccalaureate degree-granting institutions in the state that enable students receiving a packet to apply without paying application fees;
(d) Information on college affordability and financial aid that includes information on the net cost of attendance for each four-year institution of higher education and each nonprofit baccalaureate degree-granting institution, and information on merit and need-based aid from federal, state, and institutional sources; and
(e) A personally addressed cover letter signed by the governor and the president of each four-year institution of higher education and nonprofit baccalaureate degree-granting institution in the state.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 614.  FOR THE WORKFORCE TRAINING AND EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$1,881,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$1,795,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$55,279,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$208,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$59,163,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) For the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium the board shall not designate recipients of the Washington award for vocational excellence or recognize them at award ceremonies as provided in RCW 28C.04.535.
(2) The health workforce council of the state workforce training and education coordinating board, in partnership with work underway with the office of the governor, shall, within resources available for such purpose, but not to exceed $250,000, assess workforce shortages across behavioral health disciplines. The board shall create a recommended action plan to address behavioral health workforce shortages and to meet the increased demand for services now, and with the integration of behavioral health and primary care in 2020. The analysis and recommended action plan shall align with the recommendations of the adult behavioral health system task force and related work of the healthier Washington initiative. The board shall consider workforce data, gaps, distribution, pipeline, development, and infrastructure, including innovative high school, postsecondary, and postgraduate programs to evolve, align, and respond accordingly to our state's behavioral health and related and integrated primary care workforce needs. The board will continue its work and submit final recommendations in calendar year 2017.
(3) $22,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for implementation of chapter 154, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5022) (education loan information).
(4) $114,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $57,000 of the general fund—state appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely for implementation of chapter 182, Laws of 2017 (2SSB 5285) (workforce employment sectors study).
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 615.  FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EARLY LEARNING
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$119,174,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$171,032,000
Education Legacy Trust AccountState Appropriation . . . .$14,091,000
Home Visiting Services AccountState Appropriation . . . .$3,133,000
Home Visiting Services AccountFederal Appropriation . . . .$12,153,000
WA Opportunity Pathways AccountState Appropriation . . . .$40,000,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$359,583,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
(1) $58,185,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018, $12,125,000 of the education legacy trust accountstate appropriation, and $40,000,000 of the opportunity pathways account appropriation are provided solely for the early childhood education and assistance program. These amounts shall support at least 12,491 slots in fiscal year 2018.
(2) $200,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely to develop and provide culturally relevant supports for parents, family, and other caregivers.
(3) The department is the lead agency for and recipient of the federal child care and development fund grant. Amounts within this grant shall be used to fund child care licensing, quality initiatives, agency administration, and other costs associated with child care subsidies. The department shall transfer a portion of this grant to the department of social and health services to fund the child care subsidies paid by the department of social and health services on behalf of the department of early learning.
(4)(a) $76,650,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation is provided solely for the working connections child care program under RCW 43.215.135. In order to not exceed the appropriated amount, the department shall manage the program so that the average monthly caseload does not exceed 33,000 households. The department shall give prioritized access into the program according to the following order:
(i) Families applying for or receiving temporary assistance for needy families (TANF);
(ii) TANF families curing sanction;
(iii) Foster children;
(iv) Families that include a child with special needs;
(v) Families in which a parent of a child in care is a minor who is not living with a parent or guardian and who is a full-time student in a high school that has a school-sponsored on-site child care center;
(vi) Families with a child residing with a biological parent or guardian who have received child protective services, child welfare services, or a family assessment response from the department of social and health services in the past six months, and has received a referral for child care as part of the family's case management; and
(vii) Families that received subsidies within the last thirty days and:
(A) Have reapplied for subsidies; and
(B) Have household income of two hundred percent federal poverty level or below; and
(viii) All other eligible families.
(b) The department of early learning and the department of social and health services must take immediate action to reduce fraud and overpayments in the working connections child care program. By December 1, 2017, the department must adopt rules to:
(i) Require verification of the applicant's household composition in determining eligibility for the working connections child care program. At a minimum, the department of social and health services must consult agency records for the temporary assistance for needy families program, food assistance, medical assistance, and child support enforcement to verify the applicant's household composition and other applicable eligibility criteria whenever possible. In cases where only one parent's name appears on the application and the department of social and health services cannot verify an open child support case or verify household composition through internal agency records, then the applicant must:
(A) Provide the name and address of the other parent or indicate, under penalty of perjury, that the other parent's identity or address are unknown to the applicant; and
(B) Document the presence or absence of the other parent through acceptable documentation as defined by the department in rule.
The department must exempt an applicant from providing information about the other parent if the department of social and health services determines the applicant has good cause not to cooperate. For the purposes of this subsection, "good cause" must include, at a minimum, consideration of the safety of domestic violence victims;
(ii) Authorize working connections child care payments to licensed and certified providers and in-home relative child care providers serving eligible consumers who participate in one hundred ten hours or more of approved work or related activities per calendar month within the following categories: (A) Full day care for a non-school-age child, (B) half-day care for a school-age child during the school year, and (C) full day care for a school-age child during school holidays;
(iii) Define the occurrence of fraud, an intentional program violation, an unintentional program violation and an administrative error;
(iv) Outline the administrative process for determining fraud or an intentional program violation; and
(v) Define the progressive disqualification process for providers who commit fraud or intentional program violation(s).
(c) The department, in collaboration with the department of social and health services, must submit a preliminary report by December 1, 2017, and a final report by December 1, 2018, to the governor and the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature on quality control measures for the working connections child care program. The reports must each include:
(i) A detailed narrative of the procurement and implementation of an improved time and attendance system, including a detailed accounting of the costs of procurement and implementation;
(ii) A comprehensive description of all processes, including computer algorithms and additional rule development, that the department and the department of social and health services plan to establish prior to and after full implementation of the time and attendance system. At a minimum, processes must be designed to:
(A) Ensure the department's auditing efforts are informed by regular and continuous alerts of the potential for overpayments;
(B) Avoid overpayments to the maximum extent possible and expediently recover overpayments that have occurred;
(C) Withhold payment from providers when necessary to incentivize receipt of the necessary documentation to complete an audit;
(D) Establish methods for reducing future payments or establishing repayment plans in order to recover any overpayments;
(E) Sanction providers, including termination of eligibility, who commit intentional program violations or fail to comply with program requirements, including compliance with any established repayment plans;
(F) Consider pursuit of prosecution in cases with fraudulent activity; and
(iii) A description of the process by which fraud is identified and how fraud investigations are prioritized and expedited.
(d) Beginning July 1, 2018, and annually thereafter, the department, in collaboration with the department of social and health services, must report to the governor and the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the legislature on the status of overpayments in the working connections child care program. The report must include the following information for the previous fiscal year:
(i) A summary of the number of overpayments that occurred;
(ii) The reason for each overpayment;
(iii) The total cost of overpayments;
(iv) A comparison to overpayments that occurred in the past two preceding fiscal years; and
(v) Any planned modifications to internal processes that will take place in the coming fiscal year to further reduce the occurrence of overpayments.
(5) Within available amounts, the department in consultation with the office of financial management and the department of social and health services shall report enrollments and active caseload for the working connections child care program to the legislative fiscal committees and the legislative-executive WorkFirst oversight task force on an agreed upon schedule. The report shall also identify the number of cases participating in both temporary assistance for needy families and working connections child care. The department must also report on the number of children served through contracted slots.
(6) $1,560,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $6,712,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely for the seasonal child care program. If federal sequestration cuts are realized, cuts to the seasonal child care program must be proportional to other federal reductions made within the department.
(7) $4,674,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the early childhood intervention prevention services (ECLIPSE) program. The department shall contract for ECLIPSE services to provide therapeutic child care and other specialized treatment services to abused, neglected, at-risk, and/or drug-affected children. Priority for services shall be given to children referred from the department of social and health services children's administration.
(8) $44,663,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $13,954,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation are provided solely to maintain the requirements set forth in chapter 7, Laws of 2015 3rd sp. sess. The department shall place a ten percent administrative overhead cap on any contract entered into with the University of Washington. In its annual report to the governor and the legislature, the department shall report the total amount of funds spent on the quality rating and improvements system and the total amount of funds spent on degree incentives, scholarships, and tuition reimbursements. Of the amounts provided in this subsection, $386,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for a six percent base rate increase for child care center providers.
(9) $1,728,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for reducing barriers for low-income providers to participate in the early achievers program.
(10) $300,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for a contract with a nonprofit entity experienced in the provision of promoting early literacy for children through pediatric office visits.
(11) $2,000,000 of the education legacy trust accountstate appropriation is provided solely for early intervention assessment and services.
(12) $7,979,000 of the general fundfederal appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the department to procure a time and attendance system and are subject to the conditions, limitations, and review provided in section 724 of this act.
(13) Information technology projects or investments and proposed projects or investments impacting time capture, payroll and payment processes and systems, eligibility, case management and authorization systems within the department of early learning are subject to technical oversight by the office of the chief information officer. The department must collaborate with the office of the chief information officer to develop a strategic business and technology architecture plan for a child care attendance and billing system that supports a statewide architecture.
(14)(a)(i) The department of early learning is required to provide to the education research and data center, housed at the office of financial management, data on all state-funded early childhood programs. These programs include the early support for infants and toddlers, early childhood education and assistance program (ECEAP), and the working connections and seasonal subsidized childcare programs including license exempt facilities or family, friend, and neighbor care. The data provided by the department to the education research data center must include information on children who participate in these programs, including their name and date of birth, and dates the child received services at a particular facility.
(ii) ECEAP early learning professionals must enter any new qualifications into the department's professional development registry starting in the 2015-16 school year, and every school year thereafter. By October 2017, and every October thereafter, the department must provide updated ECEAP early learning professional data to the education research data center.
(iii) The department must request federally funded head start programs to voluntarily provide data to the department and the education research data center that is equivalent to what is being provided for state-funded programs.
(iv) The education research and data center must provide an updated report on early childhood program participation and K-12 outcomes to the house of representatives appropriations committee and the senate ways and means committee using available data by November 2017 for the school year ending in 2016 and again in March 2018 for the school year ending in 2017.
(b) The department, in consultation with the department of social and health services, must withhold payment for services to early childhood programs that do not report on the name, date of birth, and the dates a child received services at a particular facility.
(15) The department shall work with state and local law enforcement, federally recognized tribal governments, and tribal law enforcement to develop a process for expediting fingerprinting and data collection necessary to conduct background checks for tribal early learning and child care providers.
(16) $2,651,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the 2017-2019 collective bargaining agreement covering family child care providers as set forth in section 940 of this act. Funding is contingent upon enactment of Senate Bill No. 5969 (transparency in public employee collective bargaining). If the bill is not enacted by July 31, 2017, the amount provided in this subsection shall lapse. Of the amounts provided in this subsection:
(a) $273,000 is for a base rate increase;
(b) $55,000 is for increasing paid professional development days from three days to five days;
(c) $1,708,000 is for the family child care providers 501c3 organization for the substitute pool, training and quality improvement support services, and administration;
(d) $114,000 is for increasing licensing incentive payments; and
(e) $500,000 is for needs based grants.
(17) $175,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the department to contract with a nonprofit entity that provides quality improvement services to participants in the early achievers program to implement a community-based training module that supports licensed child care providers who have been rated in early achievers and who are specifically interested in serving children in the early childhood education and assistance program. The module must be functionally translated into Spanish and Somali. The module must prepare trainees to administer all aspects of the early childhood education and assistance program for eligible children in their licensed program and must be offered to 105 child care providers to serve children eligible for the early childhood education and assistance program by June 30, 2019.
(18) $750,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for the implementation of the early achievers expanded learning opportunity quality initiative pursuant to RCW 43.215.100(3)(d).
(19) $267,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for implementation of chapter 236, Laws of 2017 (SHB 1445) (dual language in early learning & K-12).
(20) $100,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for implementation of chapter 202, Laws of 2017 (E2SHB 1713) (children's mental health).
(21) $5,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for a child care workforce development technical work group to develop recommendations to support increased child care workforce wages, reduce turnover, enable child care providers to recruit more qualified educators, and maintain the diversity of the current workforce.
(a) The department shall convene and provide staff support for the technical work group. The department shall consult with advocates and stakeholders of the early learning workforce when selecting members for the technical work group. Membership of the work group must consist of representatives from the following organizations and entities:
(i) The statewide child care resource and referral network;
(ii) The department;
(iii) The department of commerce;
(iv) The economic opportunity institute;
(v) A coalition of organizations representing nonprofits, professional associations, businesses, and industries in early learning;
(vi) The state board for community and technical colleges;
(vii) A union representing child care workers;
(viii) The small business administration;
(ix) A member consisting of either an economist or a representative of the workforce development councils;
(x) A representative from an early childhood education and assistance program;
(xi) A representative from a nonprofit child care center;
(xii) A representative from a private child care center; and
(xiii) A representative from an organization that provides culturally responsive services for early learning programs in communities with high numbers of families whose primary language is not English.
(b) Members of the work group may be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided in RCW 43.03.050 and 43.03.060. Funding in this subsection is provided solely for travel reimbursement of work group members and other costs to conduct the meetings. Funding provided in this subsection may not be used to contract for facilitation.
(c) The work group shall issue a report with recommendations and an implementation plan to the governor and appropriate committees of the legislature by December 1, 2018.
(22) $317,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 is provided solely for implementation of chapter 162, Laws of 2017 (SSB 5357) (outdoor early learning programs).
(23)(a) During the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium, the department must revise its agreements and contracts with vendors to include a provision to require that each vendor agrees to equality among its workers by ensuring similarly employed individuals are compensated as equals as follows:
(i) Employees are similarly employed if the individuals work for the same employer, the performance of the job requires comparable skill, effort, and responsibility, and the jobs are performed under similar working conditions. Job titles alone are not determinative of whether employees are similarly employed;
(ii) Vendors may allow differentials in compensation for its workers based in good faith on any of the following:
(A) A seniority system; a merit system; a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; a bona fide job-related factor or factors; or a bona fide regional difference in compensation levels.
(B) A bona fide job-related factor or factors may include, but not be limited to, education, training, or experience, that is: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and accounts for the entire differential.
(C) A bona fide regional difference in compensation level must be: Consistent with business necessity; not based on or derived from a gender-based differential; and account for the entire differential.
(b) The provision must allow for the termination of the contract if the department or department of enterprise services determines that the vendor is not in compliance with this agreement or contract term.
(c) The department must implement this provision with any new contract and at the time of renewal of any existing contract.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 616.  FOR THE STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$6,976,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$7,427,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$34,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$14,437,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: Funding provided in this section is sufficient for the school to offer to students enrolled in grades nine through twelve for full-time instructional services at the Vancouver campus with the opportunity to participate in a minimum of one thousand eighty hours of instruction and the opportunity to earn twenty-four high school credits.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 617.  FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE CENTER FOR CHILDHOOD DEAFNESS AND HEARING LOSS
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$10,646,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$11,679,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$22,325,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: Funding provided in this section is sufficient for the center to offer to students enrolled in grades nine through twelve for full-time instructional services at the Vancouver campus with the opportunity to participate in a minimum of one thousand eighty hours of instruction and the opportunity to earn twenty-four high school credits.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 618.  FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE ARTS COMMISSION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$1,497,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$1,514,000
General FundFederal Appropriation . . . .$2,124,000
General FundPrivate/Local Appropriation . . . .$16,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$5,151,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: $78,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2018 and $78,000 of the general fundstate appropriation for fiscal year 2019 are provided solely to implement chapter 240, Laws of 2017 (creative districts).
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 619.  FOR THE WASHINGTON STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$2,505,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$2,603,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$5,108,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 620.  FOR THE EASTERN WASHINGTON STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$1,991,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$2,044,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$4,035,000
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PART VII
SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 701.  FOR THE STATE TREASURERBOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR DEBT SUBJECT TO THE DEBT LIMIT
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$1,133,223,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$1,190,324,000
State Building Construction AccountState Appropriation . . . .$6,456,000
Columbia River Basin Water SupplyState Appropriation . . . .$79,000
State Taxable Building Construction AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$376,000
Debt-Limit Reimbursable Bond Retire AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$570,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$2,331,028,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The general fund appropriations are for expenditure into the debt-limit general fund bond retirement account.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 702.  FOR THE STATE TREASURERBOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT TO BE REIMBURSED AS PRESCRIBED BY STATUTE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$9,592,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$1,517,000
Nondebt-Limit Reimbursable Bond Retirement AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$184,549,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$195,658,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The general fund appropriations are for expenditure into the nondebt-limit general fund bond retirement account.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 703.  FOR THE STATE TREASURERBOND RETIREMENT AND INTEREST, AND ONGOING BOND REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER CHARGES: FOR BOND SALE EXPENSES
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$1,400,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$1,400,000
Hood Canal Aquatic RehabilitationState
Appropriation. . . .$1,000
State Building Construction AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$2,191,000
Columbia River Basin Water SupplyState Appropriation . . . .$58,000
Columbia River Basin Taxable Bond Water
SupplyState Appropriation. . . .$14,000
State Taxable Building Construction AccountState
Appropriation . . . .$150,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$5,214,000
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 704.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENTEMERGENCY FUND
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$850,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$850,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,700,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The appropriations in this section are for the governor's emergency fund for the critically necessary work of any agency.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 705.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENTEDUCATION TECHNOLOGY REVOLVING ACCOUNT
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$8,000,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$8,000,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$16,000,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The appropriations in this section are provided solely for expenditure into the education technology revolving account for the purpose of covering ongoing operational and equipment replacement costs incurred by the K-20 educational network program in providing telecommunication services to network participants.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 706.  FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENTO'BRIEN BUILDING IMPROVEMENT
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$2,797,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$2,798,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$5,595,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The appropriations are provided solely for expenditure into the enterprise services account for payment of principal, interest, and financing expenses associated with the certificate of participation for the O'Brien building improvement, project number 20081007.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 707. FOR THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENTCHERBERG BUILDING REHABILITATION
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$552,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$554,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$1,106,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The appropriations are provided solely for expenditure into the enterprise services account for payment for the principal, interest, and financing expenses associated with the certificate of participation for the Cherberg building improvements, project number 2002-1-005.
NEW SECTION.  Sec. 708.  FOR THE STATE TREASURERCOUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH ASSISTANCE
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2018) . . . .$36,386,000
General FundState Appropriation (FY 2019) . . . .$36,386,000
TOTAL APPROPRIATION. . . .$72,772,000
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations: The state treasurer shall distribute the appropriations to the following counties and health districts in the amounts designated to support public health services, including public health nursing:
 
 
Health District
FY 2018
FY 2019
2017-2019
Biennium
 
Adams County Health District
$121,213
$121,213
$242,426
 
Asotin County Health District
$159,890
$159,890
$319,780
 
Benton-Franklin Health District
$1,614,337
$1,614,337
$3,228,674
 
Chelan-Douglas Health District
$399,634
$399,634
$799,268
 
 
Clallam County Health and Human Services Department
$291,401
$291,401
$582,802
 
Clark County Health District
$1,767,341
$1,767,341
$3,534,682
 
Skamania County Health Department
$111,327
$111,327
$222,654
 
Columbia County Health District
$119,991
$119,991
$239,982
 
Cowlitz County Health Department
$477,981
$477,981
$955,962
 
Garfield County Health District
$93,154
$93,154
$186,308
 
Grant County Health District
$297,761
$297,761
$595,522
 
Grays Harbor Health Department
$335,666
$335,666
$671,332
 
Island County Health Department
$255,224
$255,224
$510,448
 
Jefferson County Health and Human Services
$184,080
$184,080
$368,160
 
 
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
$12,685,521
$12,685,521
$25,371,042
 
Bremerton-Kitsap County Health District
$997,476
$997,476
$1,994,952
 
Kittitas County Health Department
$198,979
$198,979
$397,958
 
Klickitat County Health Department
$153,784
$153,784
$307,568
 
Lewis County Health Department
$263,134
$263,134
$526,268
 
Lincoln County Health Department
$113,917
$113,917
$227,834
 
Mason County Department of Health Services
$227,448
$227,448
$454,896
 
Okanogan County Health District
$169,882
$169,882
$339,764
 
Pacific County Health Department
$169,075
$169,075
$338,150
 
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
$4,143,169
$4,143,169
$8,286,338
 
 
San Juan County Health and Community Services
$126,569
$126,569
$253,138
 
Skagit County Health Department
$449,745
$449,745
$899,490
 
Snohomish Health District
$3,433,291
$3,433,291
$6,866,582
 
Spokane County Health District
$2,877,318
$2,877,318
$5,754,636
 
Northeast Tri-County Health District
$249,303
$249,303