Washington State
House of Representatives
Office of Program Research
Appropriations Committee
HB 1140
Brief Description: Making 2023-2025 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.
Sponsors: Representatives Ormsby, Gregerson, Macri, Lekanoff and Bergquist; by request of Office of Financial Management.
Brief Summary of Bill
  • Makes operating budget appropriations for the 2023-25 biennium.
Hearing Date: 1/11/23
Staff: Dave Johnson (786-7154).

The state government operates on a fiscal biennium that begins on July 1 of each odd-numbered year.  A two-year biennial operating budget is adopted every odd-numbered year.  Supplemental budgets frequently are enacted in each of the following two years after adoption of the biennial budget.  Appropriations are made in the biennial and supplemental budgets for the operation of state government and its various agencies and institutions, including higher education, as well as allocations for the funding of K-12 public schools.

Summary of Bill:

Near General Fund-Outlook appropriations for the 2023-25 biennium are $70.4 billion. (Near General Fund-Outlook is General Fund-State, the Education Legacy Trust Account, the Opportunity Pathways Account, and the Workforce Education Investment Account).  Total budgeted funds are $129.7 billion (includes state, federal, and other funds). 
Fund transfers and other provisions are made.
Additional details can be found at fiscal.wa.gov.

Appropriation: The bill contains multiple appropriations. Please refer to the bill.
Fiscal Note: Not requested.
Effective Date: The bill contains an emergency clause and takes effect immediately.