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2014 Senate Bill 6002: Making 2014 supplemental operating appropriations
  1. Introduced by Sen. Andy Hill (Redmond) (R) on January 13, 2014, For Bill Information, please click HERE.
    • Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on January 13, 2014.
      • Substitute offered in the Senate on February 27, 2014, replaces the Governor's requested bill with the Senate version of the 2014 supplemental budget..
        • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 27, 2014.
          • Amendment offered by Sen. Andy Hill (Redmond) (R) on February 27, 2014, shifts $8 million in debt service payments from fiscal year 2015 to fiscal year 2014; the total appropriation is not affected. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2014.
          • Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Hobbs (Lake Stevens) (D) on February 27, 2014, increases the nursing home assessment fee from the current 4 percent to 5.82 percent on total revenues. This results in an increase to the fee from $14/per patient day to approximately $21/per patient day. Federal revenue which is leveraged with the assessment fee is used to increase nursing home rates by $7.24 on average per day. Of that, $1.58 per day is directed to the low wage worker add-on. The remainder is provided to a direct care vendor rate increase of no more than six percent applied evenly to all facilities.. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2014.
          • Amendment offered by Sen. Andy Billig (Spokane) (D) on February 27, 2014, requires the department of social and health services to establish 12 month authorizations for the Working Connections Child Care program during the 2013-15 fiscal biennium. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2014.
          • Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Conway (South Tacoma) (D) on February 27, 2014, requires the Department of Social and Health Services to review current direct care staffing levels by ward at each state hospital and to make recommendations for staffing levels to improve patient and staff safety. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2014.
          • Amendment offered by Sen. Bob Hasegawa (Renton) (D) on February 27, 2014, moves $200,000 from the Department of Commerce to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board (Board) for the Board to conduct research and development strategies to align the aerospace supply chain with other industries that share transferable workforce skills. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2014.
          • Amendment offered by Sen. Bob Hasegawa (Renton) (D) on February 27, 2014, deletes a budget proviso in the Department of Revenue regarding the handling of cash tax payments for marijuana-related businesses, and redirects the funds to Senate Bill No. 5955 (establishing the Washington publicly owned trust). The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2014.
          • Amendment offered by Sen. Karen Keiser (Kent) (D) on February 27, 2014, directs the Health Care Authority to begin econometric modeling to analyze the federal Basic Health Program enrollment, costs and impacts, and to publish a report by December 1, 2014. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2014.
          • Amendment offered by Sen. Karen Keiser (Kent) (D) on February 27, 2014, requires the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) to contract for actuarial work to review and model options for leveraging private resources to help individuals prepare for long-term care services and supports. The Joint Legislative Executive Committee on Aging and Disability will provide oversight and direction for the analysis. DSHS must provide a report on the actuarial findings to the appropriate legislative committees by November 1, 2014. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2014.
          • Amendment offered by Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe (Bothell) (D) on February 27, 2014, provides I-732 cost-of-living adjustments for educational employees and exempts these cost-of-living adjustments from the calculation of the four-year balanced budget provision for the 2013- 2015 and 2015-2017 biennia. The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2014.
  2. Passed 41 to 8 in the Senate on February 27, 2014, makes adjustments to the 2013-15 two-year operating budget.As passed the Senate, it increases spending by about $96 million, including $38 million for education expenditures. Detailed information is posted on the website of the Senate Ways & Means Committee: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/ Committees/WM/Pages/default.aspx..
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on February 28, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Bruce Chandler (Granger) (R) on March 4, 2014, increases funding in the Secretary of State for short term storage of state records. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ross Hunter, (Medina) (D) on March 4, 2014, offered as a striking amendment to replace SB 6001 with the contents of HB 2185.. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Eileen Cody (West Seattle) (D) on March 4, 2014, increases the low-wage worker add-on in FY 2015 from a level not to exceed $3.15 per hour to a level not to exceed a weighted average of $4.22 per hour. Changes the level of funding for the direct care rate add-on, and clarifies that the add-on in FY 2015 is $3.63 per patient day for all facilities. Creates a new rate add-on for support services in FY 2015 at an amount of $0.85 per patient day for all facilities. The rate add-on for support services is subject to the reconciliation and settlement process. Creates a new add-on for therapy care in FY 2015 at an amount of $0.05 per patient day for all facilities. The rate add-on for therapy care is subject to the reconciliation and settlement process. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Hans Dunshee, (Snohomish) (D) on March 4, 2014, provides funding for an I-732 COLA for state-funded K- 12 Public Education employees, including the School for the Blind and the Center for Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss, and select higher education employees. Increases Education Legacy T A - State by $55,542,000. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Cyrus Habib (D) on March 4, 2014, provides funding for the Department of Licensing, working in conjunction with the Department of Corrections, to implement a pilot identicard program to assist and prepare offenders for release from prison and reentry into the community. A report to the legislature on the pilot program must be submitted by June 30, 2015. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kathy Haigh, (Shelton) (D) on March 4, 2014, expands the minimum weekly contact requirement for the dropout reengagement program funding in general apportionment to include academic counseling, career counseling, or case management. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Larry Haler, (Richland) (R) on March 4, 2014, provides $4,000,000 to the University of Washington solely for implementation of family practice residencies in southeastern Washington in partnership with qualified hospitals. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Dave Hayes, (Camano Island) (R) on March 4, 2014, directs the Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene a workgroup to examine state and federal audit requirements, and to submit a report to the legislature making recommendations for reducing school district cost and workload related to duplicative audit requirements. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ross Hunter, (Medina) (D) on March 4, 2014, removes a required increase in basic education instructional hours to 1,080 for each of grades 7-12 and the associated funding. Increases the prototypical school allocation for high school guidance counselors. Adds a state-funded laboratory class size enhancement and an enhanced MSOC allocation for grades 9- 12. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ross Hunter, (Medina) (D) on March 4, 2014, creates a joint task force on local education financing reform to review the use of local levies, local effort assistance, the small school factor, grandfathered base salary allocations, and regional labor market differences. The task force consists of ten members, four from the House, four from the Senate, the Governor or his designee, and the Superintendent or his designee. The task force must submit its report to the fiscal committees of the legislature by December 20, 2014. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ross Hunter, (Medina) (D) on March 4, 2014, provides funding to DSHS Economic services for implementing 12 month eligibility in the Working Connections Child Care program related to implementation of E2SHB 2377 (early care and education). Specifies that the Working Connections Child Care program is capped at 30,000 households per month. Provides funding to DSHS Children and Family services for costs related to 2 percent quality payments and tiered reimbursement rate increases related to implementation of E2SHB 2377 (early care and education). Provides funding to the Washington Institute of Public Policy to carryout research related to implementation of E2SHB 2377 (early care and education). Provides funding to the Department of Early Learning to: establish tiered reimbursement rates for child care center providers, implement a substitute pool, establish need based grants, and other activities related to implementation of E2SHB 2377 (early care and education). Modifies the Education Legacy Trust Account to allow it to be used for expenditures related to the Early Start Act, Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 2377 (Early care and education). FISCAL IMPACT: Increases Education Legacy T A - State by $13,511,000. Increases General Fund - Federal by $65,000. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Terry Nealey, (Dayton) (R) on March 4, 2014, adds a transportation funding formula adjustment for the skill center start-up costs related to pupil transportation. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Gerry Pollet, (Seattle) (D) on March 4, 2014, directs the Office of the Education Ombuds (OEO), within appropriated funds, to develop a scope of work and proposed plan for a Task Force on Success for Students with Special Needs. Indicates that the Task Force will define and assess barriers faced by students placed or qualified to be placed in special education and students with a Section 504 Plan in accessing education and outline recommendations for systemic changes, successful models of education and service delivery, and improved coordination of early learning through postsecondary education and career preparation. Directs the OEO to invite individuals to participate in the Task Force, based on input from interested individuals and groups. Requires the OEO to submit the scope of work and plan to the Education and Fiscal Committees of the Legislature by December 1, 2014. To the extent possible within appropriated funds, authorizes the OEO to convene the task force and commence work before June 30, 2015.. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Marcus Riccelli , (Spokane) (D) on March 4, 2014, Specifies that $500,000 general fund--state in fiscal year 2015 in the Medical Assistance program in the Health Care Authority is provided solely to perform econometric modeling on the federal Basic Health Program Option instead of for implementation of ESSHB 2594 (federal basic health program). The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, (Seattle) (D) on March 4, 2014, adds $100,000 for the Washington Civil Liberties Education Program. The purpose of the program is to educate the public about: the World War II incarceration of individuals of Japanese descent; knowledge concerning democratic institutions and processes; and the nature of constitutional rights. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Sawyer, (Tacoma) (D) on March 4, 2014, requires the Department of Commerce (Department) to conduct a study on the estimated impacts of scheduled reductions to the local homeless housing and assistance document surcharge that is used to provide homeless housing services in the event that Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2368 is not enacted by June 30, 2014. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Schmick, (Colfax) (R) on March 4, 2014, provides funding for the Office of Financial Management to conduct a comprehensive study and issue progress reports on staffing ratios and safety assessments in Department of Corrections facilities. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Pat Sullivan, (Covington) (D) on March 4, 2014, increases funding in the Medical Assistance program in the Health Care Authority and removes the prohibition against paying a hospital owned physician practice or clinic a higher payment rate than the maximum rate paid to a non-hospital owned physician practice or clinic for the same procedure. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $3,856,000. Increases General Fund - State by $3,689,000. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Pat Sullivan, (Covington) (D) on March 4, 2014, eliminates funding for the Office of Financial Management to contract with a data collection expert and a mediator to implement a process to develop solutions for maintaining public records access under chapter 42.56 RCW with the least impact to government resources and operations. Adds funding for the William D. Ruckelshaus Center to convene and facilitate a collaborative process to address issues related to public records requests of local governments. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Taylor, (Moxee) (R) on March 4, 2014, prohibits the Medical Assistance program in the Health Care Authority and the Reproductive Health and Wellness program in the Department of Health from providing funding to Planned Parenthood and paying for abortions. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. David Taylor, (Moxee) (R) on March 4, 2014, establishes the Legislative Task Force on the Transfer of Public Lands with membership from the House and Senate and support from legislative staff. Requires the Task Force to prepare legislation creating a public lands commission to administer the transfer of public lands from the United States to Washington and address the management of public lands. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ross Hunter, (Medina) (D) on March 4, 2014, adopts and engrosses the amendments that passed on the floor. Strikes the original bill.. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 4, 2014.
  4. Passed 53 to 44 in the House on March 4, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on March 12, 2014.
  6. Failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 12, 2014.
  7. Received in the House on March 12, 2014.
  8. Passed 85 to 13 in the House on March 13, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Received in the Senate on March 13, 2014.
  10. Passed 48 to 1 in the Senate on March 13, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  11. Signed with partial veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 4, 2014, vetoed a number of provisions in the bill, including a $1.5 million cut in disaster relief funding, and the transfer of $ 20 million from the Life Sciences Discovery Account to the Education Legacy Account. For more information, please see the Governor's veto message at www.governor.wa.gov/news/billaction/2014/veto/6002.pdf.

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