ESSB 5092
C 334 L 21
Synopsis as Enacted
Brief Description: Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations and 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.
Sponsors: Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Rolfes, Wilson, L. and Wilson, C.; by request of Office of the Governor).
Senate Committee on Ways & Means

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


Biennial appropriations for the 2021-23 fiscal biennium for the various agencies and programs of the state are enacted, including appropriations for general government agencies, human services programs, natural resources agencies, and educational institutions.  Budget summary materials can be found in the SCS tab in the committee materials for the public hearing.


Supplemental operating appropriations are made for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium.


Various revisions are made to appropriations.  Summary materials can be found at for the supplemental budget, and at for the biennial budget. 





Votes on Final Passage:
House5741(House amended)
   (Senate refused to concur/asked House for conference)
Conference Committee

May 18, 2021

Partial Veto Summary:

Eight sections or subsections of the 2021-23 biennial operating budget and 2021 supplemental budget bill were vetoed—dealing with a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People Task Force; a Taxation of Digital Products Work Group; a Columbia River gillnet license budget program; federal funding for home and community based services; funding for a tenant representation outcome study; and funding for non-debt-limit bond retirement.  Further information can be found in the Governor's veto message.