SB 5693
As of February 21, 2022
Title: An act relating to fiscal matters.
Brief Description: Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations.
Sponsors: Senators Rolfes, Wilson, L. and Nguyen; by request of Office of Financial Management.
Brief History:
Committee Activity: Ways & Means: 1/11/22, 2/21/22.
Brief Summary of Bill
  • Makes supplemental operating budget appropriations for the 2021-2023 biennium.
Staff: Julie Murray (786-7711)

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.  In subsequent legislative sessions, a supplemental budget is adopted, making various modifications to agency appropriations.  State operating expenses are paid from the state general fund and from various dedicated funds and accounts.

Summary of Bill:

The bill as referred to committee not considered.

Summary of Bill (Proposed Substitute):

The 2021-2023 biennial operating budget appropriations for the various agencies and programs of the state are modified.  Budget summary materials can be found in the SCS tab in the committee materials for the public hearing.

Appropriation: The bill modifies appropriations from various accounts.
Fiscal Note: Not requested.
Creates Committee/Commission/Task Force that includes Legislative members: No.
Effective Date: The bill contains an emergency clause and takes effect immediately.
Staff Summary of Public Testimony on Original Bill (January 11, 2022):

Please refer to the January 11, 2022 recording of the public hearing on the Senate Ways & Means Committee Schedules, Agendas & Documents website at 

Persons Testifying: K-12 Public Schools.  PRO: T.J. Kelly, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction; Roberta McFarland, Highline Public Schools-Waskowitz; Chase Buffington, Cispus Learning Center; Susan Enfield, Highline Public Schools; Katharine Weiss, Washington State Nurses Association, School Nurses of Washington; Marissa Rathbone, Roz Thompson, Association of Washington School Principals; Mitch Denning, Alliance of Educational Associations.
OTHER:  Bob Cooper, National Association of Social Workers WA Chapter; Larry Delaney, Washington Education Association; Rick Chisa, Public School Employees of Washington; Ramona Hattendorf, the Arc of King County; Charlie Brown, Schools Alliance, other school districts. 
Higher Education.  PRO:  Cherie Berthon, State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; Marty Cavalluzzi, Olympic College; Joe Dacca, University of Washington; Maud Daudon, Career Connect Washington; Steve DuPont, Central Washington University; David Buri, Eastern Washington University; Heather Hudson, Washington Student Achievement Council; Nora Selander, The Evergreen State College; Bill Line, College Promise Coalition; Becca Kenna-Schenk, Western Washington University; Chris Mulick, Washington State University; Misha Lujan, Economic Alliance Snohomish County; Ashley LeLatour, Futures NW. 

Early Learning.  PRO:  Misha Lujan, Economic Alliance Snohomish County.
OTHER:  Maria Vasquez, Child Care Aware of Central Washington; Marcia Wright-Soika, FamilyWorks Food Bank and Family Resource Center. 
Employee Compensation.  PRO:  Kristine Kraig, PERS 1 RPEC Member; Clair Olivers, PERS 1 RPEC Member; Emily Murphy, Retired Public Employees Council; Seamus Petrie, Washington Public Employees Association; Matt Zuvich, Washington Federation of State Employees; Peter Diedrick, WA State School Retirees’ Association. 
Mental Health.  PRO:  Darya Farivar, Disability Rights Washington; Karina Wiggins, Washington Coalition for Homeless Youth Advocacy and Friends of Youth; Hector Herrera, ETS REACH; Ron Lehto, Community Integrated Health Services; Bridget Lecheile, WA Association for Infant Mental Health. 
OTHER:  Thomas Gergen, Current NGRI Patient at WSH; Joan Miller, WA Council for Behavioral Health; Catherine Stanford. 
Human Services.  PRO:  Laurie Lippold, Partners for Our Children; Jill May, Washington Association for Children and Families; Carla Arnold, Washington Association for Children and Families; Jim Teofelis, NorthStar Advocates; Liz Trautman, The Mockingbird Society, WA Coalition for Homeless Youth Advocacy; Hayley Bridwell, The Mockingbird Society; Michele Thomas, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance; Samuel Martin, The Mockingbird Society; Sonya Campion, Campion Advocacy Fund; Joanne Sprague, Kitsap Legal Services; Julie Patino, Demas Nesterenko, SEIU775; Shelly Hughes, nursing home worker; Alyssa Evans, caregiver (in-home care); Erica Hallock, Family Impact Network; Shrounda Selivanoff, Children’s Home Society of Washington; Shelly Willis, Family Education Support Services; Diana Stadden, The Arc of WA State; Adrienne Stuart, WA State Developmental Council; Joshua Scal, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance; Katy Warren, WA State Assn of Head Start and ECEAP; Rachael Myers, Year; Dawn Rains, Treehouse; Jake Garcia, Northwest Harvest; Angela Kraemer, Family Time Coalition; Denise Rodriguez, WA Homeownership Resource Center; Aaron Czyzewski, Food Lifeline; Brad Banks, Home Care Coalition; Nick Federici, United Way of King County; Melanie Carter, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance; Jeff Deluca, Washington State Community Action Partnership; Jane Pak, Snohomish County Legal Services; kc chiu; Claire Lane, Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition. 
OTHER:  Jessie Friedmann, YouthCare; Erin Shea McCann, Legal Counsel for Youth and Children; Heather Navarre, Alliance Nursing & LTC Coalition; Terri Anderson, Action DD; Jeff Gombosky, Washington Health Care Association; Scott Sigmon, LeadingAge Washington.
Natural Resources.  PRO:  Michael MORAN, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Paul Jewell, Washington State Association of Counties. 
OTHER:  Chris Herman, Washington Public Ports Association; Amber Carter, Columbia River Steamship Operators Association, Port of Vancouver, and Identity Clark County.
All Other.  PRO:  Megan Veith, Building Changes; Andrew Dugan, Skagit Legal Aid; Melissa Johnson, District & Municipal Court Judges Association; Christopher Stanley, Administrative Office of the Courts; Wesley Jessup, Eastern Washington State Historical Society; Pat McCarthy, Office of the Washington State Auditor Caroly Brotherton, Economic Opportunity Institute; Joren Clowers, Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts; John Rothlin, Avista Corporation; Mendy Droke, Seattle City Light; Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, Office of the Secretary of State; Lillian Mirviss, Center for Sustainable Energy; Emily Vyhnanek, Washington State Budget & Policy Center, Working Families Tax Credit Coalition; Andy Nicholas, Washington State Budget & Policy Center; Curt Augustine, Alliance for Automotive Innovation. 
OTHER:  Tom McBride, American Honda Motor Company; Juliana Roe, Washington State Association of Counties.
Persons Signed In To Testify But Not Testifying: No one.