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2019 House Bill 1109: Making 2019-2021 biennium operating appropriations
Introduced by Rep. Timm Ormsby (Spokane) (D) on January 14, 2019
  Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on January 14, 2019
Substitute offered in the House on March 27, 2019
Near General Fund-Outlook (General Fund-State, the Education Legacy Trust Account, and the Opportunity Pathways Account) appropriations for the 2019-21 biennium are $52.9 billion. Total budgeted funds are $100.2 billion (includes state, federal, and other funds). Fund transfers and other provisions are made.
Amendment offered by Rep. Andrew Barkis (Olympia) (R) on March 29, 2019
Provides $8,000,000 for the Department of Commerce to provide grants to local government drug and gang task forces. (2) Provides $10,000,000 to the Criminal Justice Training Commission for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) to develop and administer a proactive policing grant program that provides funding to law enforcement agencies to address the public safety needs of their individual communities. Requires WASPC to provide an annual report to the Governor and the Legislature by December 1st for each year the program is funded. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $18,000,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Michelle Caldier (Port Orchard) (R) on March 29, 2019
Increases amounts for special education for implementation of House Bill 1910, which increases the special education excess cost multiplier to 1.07, removes the 13.5 percent funded enrollment percent limit for special education excess cost funding, and makes changes to the special education safety net. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $252,128,000. Increases WA Opportunity Path - State by $675,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Michelle Caldier (Port Orchard) (R) on March 29, 2019
Rovides grant funding to school districts for transportation of students that are homeless or in foster care through the Transportation Alternative Funding Grant Program. Requires regional transportation coordinators to communicate formula changes and best practices for service out-of-home care students and students served under McKinney Vento. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $5,000,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Bruce Chandler (Granger) (R) on March 29, 2019
Provides funding to the Department of Fish and Wildlife to evaluate the effectiveness of modular, volitional, selective fish passage systems as a means of fish transportation. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $2,100,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Mary Dye (Pomeroy) (R) on March 29, 2019
Decreases funding for the Department of Ecology's implementation of the Clean Air Rule by $1.8 million. Provides $0.9 million one-time to the Department of Natural Resources for forest health treatments and prescribed burning. Provides $0.9 million one-time to the Washington State Patrol to reimburse local fire suppression entities for contracted aircraft costs for fire suppression. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Mary Dye (Pomeroy) (R) on March 29, 2019
Authorizes the Spokane County Sheriff's office, in partnership with stakeholders, to develop a basic law enforcement academy for the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and the Spokane Valley Police Department. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $271,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Harris (Vancouver) (R) on March 29, 2019
Requires the Health Care Authority to increase Medicaid rates for physician services to 80 percent of a Medicare equivalent rate and develop a plan to increase rates to 100 percent of a Medicare equivalent by 2024. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $240,828,000. Increases General Fund - Federal by $537,433,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Paul Harris (Vancouver) (R) on March 29, 2019
Reduces The Evergreen State College’s general fund-state appropriation per full-time equivalent student to be closer to the regional universities. Increases funding the Superintendent of Public Instruction School Food Service Programs to eliminate lunch copays for students in grades four through twelve. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Joel Kretz (Wauconda) (R) on March 29, 2019
Provides $432,000 to the Department of Agriculture in the 2019-21 budget for the Northeast Washington Wolf-Livestock Management Grant Program. Provides $190,000 to the Department of Fish and Wildlife in the 2019 supplemental budget for increased wildlife conflict response and cost-share contracts between the department and landowners to reduce the potential for wolf-livestock conflict. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $622,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew MacEwen (Union) (R) on March 29, 2019
Raises the cap on the portion of funding that the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) may use for program management activities from 1 percent to 3 percent in administration of the program to verify the address and residency of registered sex offenders and kidnapping offenders. Provides a vendor rate increase of 0.7 percent for WASPC for the 2019 - 2021 biennium. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $150,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew MacEwen (Union) (R) on March 29, 2019
Provides funding for enactment of House Bill 1390 (plan 1 retiree benefit increase), providing a one-time 3 percent benefit increase to retirees from the Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement System Plans 1. Employer contribution rates are increased to fund the benefit increases. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $38,300,000. Increases Other Appropriated Fund by $7,100,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (Goldendale) (R) on March 29, 2019
1) Requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a statewide plan to reduce suicide among service members, veterans, and their families and to report to the Legislature by December 1, 2020, regarding the plan. (2) Requires the Suicide-Safer Homes Task Force, created in 2016, to develop a plan to provide resources to professions, industries, and work places impacted by high rates of suicide; to deliver locking devices in partnership with nongovernment organizations in 12 Washington rural communities; to develop and distribute a tool kit for suicide prevention and a curriculum for firearms safety instructors; to distribute materials developed by the Task Force to firearms dealers that are tailored for firearms owners; and to report to the Legislature by December 1, 2020. (3) Requires the Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission to distribute or make electronically available to licensed pharmacists suicide awareness materials developed by the Task Force and to survey each licensed pharmacist regarding methods to bridge the gap between practice and suicide awareness and prevention training. (4) Extends the due date for the final report of the Task Force from December 1, 2019 to December 1, 2020. (5) Extends the expiration date of the Task Force from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $865,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Ed Orcutt (Kalama) (R) on March 29, 2019
Directs the State Treasurer to transfer one percent of the Capital Gains Tax revenues deposited into the Education Legacy Trust Account pursuant to House Bill 2156 (taxes on asset sales, profit). FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels. Increases resources available in the Budget Stabilization Account in fiscal year 2021 by $7.8 million and reduces resources available in the Education Legacy Trust Account by the same amount.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Timm Ormsby (Spokane) (D) on March 29, 2019
Removes funding in the Health Care Authority for an assumed 2 percent managed care rate increase in calendar year 2020 and an additional 2 percent managed care rate increase in calendar year 2021. FISCAL IMPACT: Reduces General Fund - State by $50,489,000. Reduces General Fund - Federal by $113,066,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Timm Ormsby (Spokane) (D) on March 29, 2019
Requires that appropriations provided for start-up costs for the Long Term Services and Supports program established in Second Substitute House Bill 1087 (long-term services and supports) must be repaid with interest to the general fund by June 30, 2022. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels. Establishes that $16,795,000 must be repaid from the Long-Term Services and Supports Account to the General Fund in FY 2022.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (Seattle) (D) on March 29, 2019
Transfers funding for paraeducator training from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the Professional Educator Standards Board. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (Seattle) (D) on March 29, 2019
Requires the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to submit a report to the legislature on how school districts are spending the statewide Information Technology Academy Program grant funds, including which districts receive grant awards and matching funds. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (Seattle) (D) on March 29, 2019
Clarifies that all educators are eligible to apply to the Beginning Educator Support Program within the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, as opposed to teachers only. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (Seattle) (D) on March 29, 2019
Transfers funding for a feasibility study on a public secondary education institution focused on maritime education from Statewide Programs within the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to the Grants and Pass-Through Funding program of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 29, 2019
Establishes a twelve-member Legislative Joint Select Committee on Critical Infrastructure. Directs the Committee to report to appropriate legislative committees by December 15, 2019, regarding critical infrastructure that must be protected and restored to reduce loss of life, mitigate property losses and enable community recovery in the event of a natural disaster or other catastrophe. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 29, 2019
Prohibits the Medical Assistance program in the Health Care Authority and the Reproductive Health and Wellness program in the Department of Health (DOH) from paying for abortions that are not deemed medically necessary by the patient's primary care physician. Funding for those programs is reduced by $10,164,000 General Fund-State in the 2019-21 biennium. Funding for the DOH to support organizations that provide breast and cervical cancer screenings at the county level is increased by $6,000,000 in the 2019-21 biennium. Prohibits any of these funds from going to organizations that perform abortions. Funding for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Account is increased by $4,164,000 for the 2019-21 biennium. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 29, 2019
Requires the Department of Health to develop recommendations for training for health service providers to recognize female genital mutilation and to provide care and counsel for victims. Requires the Department of Health to consult with appropriate stakeholders to make recommendations for criminal penalties regarding genital mutilation. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $150,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Schmick (Colfax) (R) on March 29, 2019
Removes any exception for the Health Care Authority to not meet certain conditions when negotiation with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on changes to rural health payment structure. Makes hospital participation in any new rural health payment system voluntary regardless of allowance from CMS. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Schmick (Colfax) (R) on March 29, 2019
Reduces funding at the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) State Hospitals for implementation of an acuity based staffing tool and hospital staffing plan and requires the closure of one ward at Western State Hospital by July 1, 2020. Increases funding for the Health Care Authority to provide for the capital costs of community providers developing programs to serve long-term involuntary patients as an alternative to placement in the state hospitals. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels. General fund-state appropriations for the DSHS State Hospitals are reduced by $20 million in FY 2021 and $27.5 million in FY 2021.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Vandana Slatter (Kirkland) (D) on March 29, 2019
Requires the Health Care Authority to work with the Department of Health and other stakeholders to establish a comprehensive Hepatitis C virus medication procurement strategy. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Steele (Chelan) (R) on March 29, 2019
Provides funding to the Conservation Commission to increase landowner participation in voluntary actions that protect salmon and southern resident orca habitat. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $2,000,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Steele (Chelan) (R) on March 29, 2019
Creates a new section in part V requiring the Superintendent of Public Instruction to provide hold harmless payments to districts in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school year based on the general apportionment amounts in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school year and levy and local effort assistance (LEA) payments in the 2019 and 2020 calendar year, as compared to the 2017-18 school year general apportionment and 2018 calendar year levies and LEA. Amounts appropriated are contingent on the passage of separate legislation (H-2639.1/19) (Transferring extraordinary revenue growth from the budget stabilization account for K-12 education). FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $58,424,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 29, 2019
Provides, of amounts in underlying appropriation, $10,954,000 solely for implementing 2019 revenue legislation. Provides an additional $50,000 General Fund-State to the Department of Revenue to establish metrics to analyze the impacts of changes to the tax code as a result of the 2019 revenue legislation. Conditions the appropriations provided for the implementation of the 2019 revenue legislation on the development of these metrics by January 1, 2020. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $50,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 29, 2019
Reduces underlying appropriations for the Office of the Governor. Increases, by the same amount, funding for the the Washington State Patrol's increase in overtime and travel costs for the Executive Protection Unit. Requires the Office of the Governor to submit a report on the portion of Governor’s travel that is attributable to non-state purposes. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 29, 2019
Declares that nothing in the appropriations act is an admission or statement of legislative intent regarding an agency's authority to adopt rules. FISCAL IMPACT: No net change to appropriated levels..
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 29, 2019
Replaces a 13.5 percent increase for supported living providers on January 1, 2020, with funding for the DSHS-Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) to increase rates for supported living providers by 4.4 percent July 1, 2019; by 12.2 percent on January 1, 2020; and by 10.0 percent on January 1, 2021. Maintains language that requires that funding be used to improve the recruitment and retention of quality direct care staff. Requires the DSHS Long-Term Care program to rebase Medicaid rates for nursing homes in FY 2020 using 2017 cost reports, in addition to rebasing rates in FY 2021 using 2018 cost reports as required under current law. Increases the amount of funding provided for Assisted Living Facility Rates from 57 percent funding of the assisted living rate model to 75 percent funding of the assisted living rate model. Provides funding for the Health Care Authority to hire 10 additional FTEs for the program integrity unit. Assumes net savings (total funds) of $352.5 Million will be achieved through increased recoupments in the managed care program. FISCAL IMPACT: Decreases General Fund-State by $401,000. Decreases General Fund-Federal by $139,774,000. Increases other funds by $1,000,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Brandon Vick (Camas) (R) on March 29, 2019
Provides $50,000 to the Department of Revenue to study the economic impact of reducing the standard manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing business and occupation rates for manufacturers. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $50,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on March 29, 2019
Provides $6,168,000 for the Military Department to procure and install 16 all-hazard alert broadcast sirens to increase inundation zone coverage; and 83 seismic monitoring stations and global navigation satellite systems that integrate with the earthquake early warning system known as ShakeAlert. The funding also provides for a public education and outreach program to ensure people know how to respond following an alert from the warning systems. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $6,168,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Jesse Young (Gig Harbor) (R) on March 29, 2019
Appropriates $45 million into newly created Sales Tax Holiday 2020 Account for purposes of implementing the 2020 back-to-school sales tax exemption under HB 1559, which exempts certain clothing and school supplies from sales tax during one weekend in August each year. Transfers up to $45 million from the Sales Tax Holiday 2020 Account back to the GFS to replace the GFS revenue foregone during the tax holiday. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State expenditures by $45,000,000. Increases General Fund - State resources to offset a portion of revenue reductions from HB 1559.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Amendment offered by Rep. Jesse Young (Gig Harbor) (R) on March 29, 2019
Funding is provided for the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board to contract with the Washington west sound stem network to develop and implement the controls programmer apprenticeship pilot program. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $1,000,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 29, 2019
Received in the Senate on April 2, 2019
Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on April 2, 2019
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 3, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Barbara Bailey (Oak Harbor) (R) on April 4, 2019
Reduces The Evergreen State College's general fund—state appropriation by $5.4 million per year. Increases the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges' general fund—state appropriation by $5.4 million per year.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Barbara Bailey (Oak Harbor) (R) on April 4, 2019
Provides funding for an equivalent of a 25 percent increase in the FY 2019 weighted average daily rate, effective July 1, 2019, and for the impact of the FY 2021 rate rebase for assisted living facilities in the DSHS Long-Term Care and Developmental Disabilities programs. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $38,332,000 Near General Fund—State/ $87,114,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $81,722,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on April 4, 2019
Provides grants for security and sanitation services to chambers of commerce and business area improvement associations located in counties with an unsheltered homeless individual population of more than 500 persons according the department's point in time homeless census. 1109-S.E AMS BRAU MURR 402 ESHB 1109 - S AMD TO S-3636.2/19 501 By Senator Braun On page 25, line 14, increase the General Fund-State Appropriation (FY 2020) by $500,000. On page 25, line 16, increase the General Fund-State Appropriation (FY 2021) by $500,000. Adjust the total appropriation accordingly. On page 35, after line 15, insert the following: "(54) $500,000 of the general fund-state appropriation for fiscal year 2020 and $500,000 of the general fund-state appropriation for fiscal year 2021 are provided solely for grants to city or county chambers of commerce or similar associations administering a business improvement area located in a county with an unsheltered homeless individuals count that exceeds five hundred according to the department's most recent point in time homeless census under RCW 43.185C.030. Grant funds must be used to provide additional security or sanitation services for the protection of persons or property within the boundaries of the chamber or business improvement area." Renumber the remaining sections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly. FISCAL EFFECT (2019-2021): $1,000,000 Near General Fund-State/$1,00,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $1,000,000 Near General Fund-State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on April 4, 2019
Removes funding from the proposed Wildfire Prevention and Suppression Account for emergency fire suppression base budget at the Department of Natural Resources and backfills with general fund and Disaster Response account. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $29,357,000 Near General Fund—State/$0 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $76,231,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Sharon Brown (Kennewick) (R) on April 4, 2019
Assumes any increase in costs for the executive protection unit will be covered within existing resources of the Office of the Governor and reimbursed to Washington State Patrol. The $1,471,000 in Fiscal Year 2019 and $2,003,000 in Fiscal Year 2020 is provided for the Department of Health for additional breast, cervical, and colon cancer screenings.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on April 4, 2019
Assumes passage of Senate Bill 5624, which exempts clothing from sales and use tax and extends the sales and use tax exemption for food to include prepared food. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021) TO THE BUDGET BILL: $956,000 Near General Fund—State/$956,000 Total Funds FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021) TO THE BALANCE SHEET: ($2,612,700,000) Near General Fund—State/($2,616,900,000) Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT OF THE BALANCE SHEET: $5,665,100,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on April 4, 2019
Assumes passage of Senate Bill No. 5743, which transfers the state 6.5 percent sales and use tax imposed on motor vehicle purchases to the Motor Vehicle Fund. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021) TO THE BUDGET BILL: ($13,000) Near General Fund—State/($13,000) Total Funds FISCAL EFFECT (2019-2021) TO THE BALANCE SHEET: ($2,273,800,000) Near General Fund—State/($2,273,800,000) Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT OF THE BALANCE SHEET: ($4,752,000,000) Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Sharon Brown (Kennewick) (R) on April 4, 2019
Assumes passage of SB 5147, which exempts from state and local sales and use tax feminine hygiene products. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021) TO THE BUDGET BILL: ($37,000) Near General Fund—State/($37,000) Total Funds FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021) TO THE BALANCE SHEET: ($8,446,000).
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Reuven Carlyle (Seattle) (D) on April 4, 2019
The funding provided for the Treehouse Graduation Success program ($1.5 million in Fiscal Year 2020 and $2.0 million in Fiscal Year 2021) is moved from the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on April 4, 2019
Removes transfers from State Toxics Control Account and Local Toxics Control Account to the general fund. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): ($73,000,000) Near General Fund— State/$0 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: ($73,000,000) Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on April 4, 2019
Removes transfers from State Toxics Control Account and Local Toxics Control Account to the general fund. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): ($73,000,000) Near General Fund— State/$0 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: ($73,000,000) Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. David Frockt (Seattle) (D) on April 4, 2019
Removes a $6 million appropriation from the Community and Technical college innovation nonappropriated account.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on April 4, 2019
Provides General Fund—State appropriations for the WSU medical school in Spokane to increase cohorts by 20 students per year. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $3,600,000 Near General Fund—State/ $5,786,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $8,400,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on April 4, 2019
Provides funding for a one-time 3 percent benefit increase to retirees from the Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement System Plans 1, consistent with the provisions of Senate Bill No. 5400 (plan 1 retiree benefit increase). Provides that if Senate Bill No. 5400 is not enacted by June 30, 2019, this funding lapses. Employer contribution rates are increased to fund the benefit increases. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $38,300,000 Near General Fund—State/ $45,400,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $80,800,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Honeyford (Grandview) (R) on April 4, 2019
Provides $225,000 in fiscal year 2020 and $225,000 in fiscal year 2021 from the General Fund-State for the aerospace and advanced manufacturing center of excellence hosted by Everett Community College for an unmanned autonomous vehicles branch in Sunnyside. FISCAL EFFECT (2019-2021): $ 450,000 Near General Fund-State/$ 450,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $ 450,000 Near General Fund-State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Sam Hunt (Olympia) (D) on April 4, 2019
Allows the Department of Enterprise Services to use private local donations to pay new signage to rename the Marathon Park to the Joan Benoit Samuelson Marathon Park if the donations received are for that specific purpose.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Sam Hunt (Olympia) (D) on April 4, 2019
Adds funding to the Department of Enterprise Services for the free-to-schools civic education tours on capital campus. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $166,000 Near General Fund—State/ $389,000 Total Funds.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Mullet (Issaquah) (D) on April 4, 2019
Funding for Special Education is increased by $73,005,000 in the 2019-21 ($160M over the 4-year Outlook). (2) Identifies that the SEBB coalition collective bargaining agreement is rejected. (3) Reduces total funding for health care for school employees $258,190,000 in the 2019-21 biennium ($682M over the 4-year Outlook) based on health care allocations being set to the PEBB funded rates of $972 in the FY20 and $973 in FY22. (4) Removes the benefit allocation factor of 1.02 for certificated instructional staff and changes the factor for classified staff from 1.43 to 1.152. (5) Funding for SEBB is consolidated within the PEBB program section of the budget. (6) References to the School Employees' Insurance Account are changed to the Public Employees' and Retirees' Insurance Account. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): ($185,185,000) Near General Fund—State FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: ($522,000,000) Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve O'Ban (Pierce County) (R) on April 4, 2019
The University of Washington. FISCAL EFFECT (2019-2021): $ 11,290,000 Near General Fund-State/$ 11,290,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $ 14,010,000 Near General Fund-State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve O'Ban (Pierce County) (R) on April 4, 2019
Requires that if a DSHS, DVA, and DCYF operated facility or institution is found by a federal or state agency or court to be inadequate, deficient, or endanger clients, staff, or federal funding, the department must: (1) Issue a press release, (2) produce a plan to the governor and the state auditor to address the findings, and (3) notify and update quarterly all legal representatives or custodians of residents at the facility or institution of the findings, the action plan, and available alternative placement options. Must be performed within existing appropriations, and if not performed, the state auditor must do it on the agency's behalf at agency's cost.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on April 4, 2019
Assumes passage of Senate Bill No. 5608, which gradually reduces the general manufacturing business and occupation tax rate from 0.484 percent to 0.2904 percent. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021) TO THE BUDGET BILL: ($60,000) Near General Fund—State/($60,000) Total Funds FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021) TO THE BALANCE SHEET: ($8,325,000) Near General Fund—State/($8,325,000) Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT OF THE BALANCE SHEET: ($49,058,000) Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on April 4, 2019
Prohibits state funds from being use for heroin injection sites or safe injection sites.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on April 4, 2019
Funding is provided for the Department of Health to evaluate the health conditions and risks of in-school dental clinics in Seattle public schools. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $250,000 Near General Fund—State/ $250,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $250,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on April 4, 2019
For the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium, requires all legislative, judicial, and executive branch agencies, including institutions of higher education, to adopt policies and conduct training to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Requires the collection of data and reports on sexual harassment in the workplace including trends and costs.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on April 4, 2019
Provides funding for reimbursement to counties for fifty percent of the states prorated share of election costs for the primary and general elections held in calendar year 2020. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $7,043,000 Near General Fund—State/ $7,043,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $14,086,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on April 4, 2019
Provides funding to increase targeted screening services in high burden jurisdictions for hepatitis C and expands an existing program to train incarcerated persons as peer educators. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $1,500,000 Near General Fund—State/ $1,500,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $1,500,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on April 4, 2019
Provides a 10% increase for registered nursing and licensed practical nursing reimbursement rates for the Medically Intensive Children's Program (MICP). This applies to both an in-home and group-home setting. The rate increase begins January 1, 2020. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $2,881,000 Near General Fund—State/ $5,766,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $6,902,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on April 4, 2019
Shifts the appropriation for the civil justice reinvestment plan to start the phase-in for 20 additional attorneys at a later date. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): ($965,000) Near General Fund—State/ ($965,000) Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $1,102,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on April 4, 2019
Appropriates funding for the implementation of the Governor's Subcabinet on Business Diversity within the Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises. FISCAL EFFECT (2019-2021): $ 1,707,000 Near General Fund-State/$ 1,707,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $ 3,203,000 Near General Fund-State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on April 4, 2019
Provides funding to the Department of Labor & Industries to contract for a research study on psychosocial issues impacting Latinos in the state funded Workers' Compensation system. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $0 Near General Fund—State/$1,000,000 Total Funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on April 4, 2019
Removes funding from the Governor's Office for studying the issues of breaching the four lower Snake river dams and adds the funding to the Department of Fish and Wildlife for increasing salmon production on the Columbia River system.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on April 4, 2019
Removes funding for the Evans school of public affairs to complete the business plan for a publicly owned Washington state depository bank. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): ($100,000) Near General Fund—State/ ($100,000) Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: ($100,000) Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on April 4, 2019
Removes the direction to the Department of Fish and Wildlife to contract with the hatchery scientific review group (HSRG) prior to submitting any operating or capital budget funding requests relating to state fish hatcheries.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on April 4, 2019
In line with the growth rate of higher education, the increase to the Governor's Office General Fund—State is reduced to 9.2 percent. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): ($4,093,000) Near General Fund—State/ ($4,093,000) Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: ($4,093,000) Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on April 4, 2019
Requires the Office of the Insurance Commissioner to review how pharmacy benefit managers are regulated in other states and provide a report of the findings to the Governor and Legislature by September 15, 2019.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on April 4, 2019
Funding is provided for deposit into the universal communications services fund to fund the temporary universal communications services program. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $10,000,000 Near General Fund—State/ $10,000,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $20,000,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on April 4, 2019
Requires the Health Care Authority to conduct an evaluation of its managed care purchasing arrangements for prescription drugs in comparison to the Prescription Drug Consortium and identify any cost differences. A report is due by November 15, 2019.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (Sequim) (D) on April 4, 2019
School districts will not have apportionment payments reduced by state forest revenue in school year 2020-21. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $10,346,000 Near General Fund—State/ $10,346,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $10,346,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Maureen Walsh (Walla Walla) (R) on April 4, 2019
Removes $1,400,000 for reinstituting hot breakfasts at five prisons from the Department of Corrections budget and appropriates $1,400,000 for the Meals on Wheels program through the Department of Social and Health Services.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on April 4, 2019
Removes $500,000 per year appropriated for facilitated play groups from the Early Learning program of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) and appropriates it to the Children and Families Services program of DCYF for investment into additional family reconciliation services. Additional federal match is anticipated as a result.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on April 4, 2019
Provides $8,000,000 for the Department of Commerce to provide grants to local government drug and gang task forces. (2) Provides $10,000,000 to the Criminal Justice Training Commission for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) to develop and administer a proactive policing grant program that provides funding to law enforcement agencies to address the public safety needs of their individual communities. Requires WASPC to provide an annual report to the Governor and the Legislature by December 1st for each year the program is funded. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund—State by $18,000,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on April 4, 2019
Creates a pilot program for the three largest counties to provide diversion services to persons and families at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $3,000,000 Near General Fund—State/ $3,000,000 Total Funds FOUR-YEAR OUTLOOK EFFECT: $3,000,000 Near General Fund—State.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Amendment offered by Sen. Hans Zeiger (Puyallup) (R) on April 4, 2019
Requires the Health Care Authority to create an implementation plan based on the Rhode Island model for substance use disorder intervention and treatment within existing resources.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on April 4, 2019
Received in the House on April 28, 2019
Received in the Senate on April 28, 2019
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 21, 2019

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