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2020 Senate Bill 6168: Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations
Introduced by Sen. Christine Rolfes (Kitsap County) (D) on January 13, 2020
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Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on January 13, 2020
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 26, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on February 27, 2020
Provides funding for general election costs related to the proposed constitutional amendment to allow for the investment of the long-term care services and supports fund. FISCAL EFFECT (2019-2021): $75,000 Near General Fund-State/$75,000 Total Funds.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Honeyford (Grandview) (R) on February 27, 2020
Provides funding for the implementation of SHB 1457, which changes the distribution of revenues from the sales and use tax on aircraft fuel so that 1 percent is distributed to the aeronautics account and the remaining 5.5 percent is distributed to the general fund (currently, the entire 6.5 percent is distributed to the general fund). FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $166,000 Near General Fund—State/ $166,000 Total Funds.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Christine Rolfes (Kitsap County) (D) on February 27, 2020
Provides funding for ESSB 5984, concerning language understanding of documents used in dissolution proceedings. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $100,000 Near General Fund—State/ $100,000 Total Funds.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Dean Takko (Longview) (D) on February 27, 2020
Appropriates an additional $3,000,000 at the Office of the Governor for business recruitment and retention activities. Transfers $1,000,000 general fund to the economic development strategic reserve account to support the appropriation. FISCAL EFFECT (2019-2021): $1,000,000 Near General Fund-State/$3,000,000 Total Funds.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on February 27, 2020
Removes funding provided to the Department of Social and Health Services to contract with a private vendor to be the legal employer of individual providers for the purpose of performing administrative functions. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): -$4,408,000 Near General Fund—State/- $7,262,000 Total Funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on February 27, 2020
Adds removal of the Ballard Locks to the dam removal analysis undertaken by the governor's office.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on February 27, 2020
Provides funding to implement SB 6041, which redirects sales and use tax generated from the sales of motor vehicles from the state general fund to the transportation congestion relief and safety account. FISCAL EFFECT (2019-2021): $117 M revenue shifted from general fund to the transportation budget.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on February 27, 2020
Restricts shelter capacity and permanent supportive housing grant funds to locations that do not allow the use of alcohol or illegal drugs.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Randi Becker (Eatonville) (R) on February 27, 2020
Appropriates funding to increase contracted Medicaid rates for assisted living specialized dementia care. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $1,364,000 Near General Fund—State/ $2,997,000 Total Funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on February 27, 2020
Provides one-time funding for DCYF for FY20, for increased staffing to facilitate the transfer of individuals from the Department of Corrections as required by RCW 72.01.411 (JR to 25). FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $1,127,000 Near General Fund—State/ $1,127,000 Total Funds.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on February 27, 2020
During the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium, the Department of Health may not increase the fee unless the legislature adds additional screenings or tests to the process. This reduces screening costs to the Medicaid program in Health Care Authority for an administrative cost increase being implemented by the Department of Health beginning in March. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): ($217,000) Near General Fund—State/ ($566,000) Total Funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on February 27, 2020
EFFECT: applications by workers in high hazard facilities submitted after the passage of ESHB 1817. Provides funding to process apprenticeship FISCAL EFFECT (2019-2021): $0 Near General Fund-State/$150,000 Total Funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Mullet (Issaquah) (D) on February 27, 2020
Provides a 15% increase to ground emergency transport rate contingent upon enactment of SSB 6534 (ambulance quality assurance fee) and upon approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the State Plan Amendment related to this program.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve O'Ban (Pierce County) (R) on February 27, 2020
Provides additional funding and repurposes existing funding provided for temporary inflationary increases of the Medicaid daily rates for skilled nursing facilities in order to implement SB 6396 (skilled nursing/rebase), which provides for an early rebase and an ongoing annual rebase of the Medicaid daily rates and provides ongoing inflationary adjustments. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $10,741,000 Near General Fund—State/ $21,482,000 Total Funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve O'Ban (Pierce County) (R) on February 27, 2020
Requires a determination of the amount of revenue growth between the February 2020 and November 2020 revenue forecasts and deposits the excess revenue in a state property tax reduction account to be used for future state property tax reductions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on February 27, 2020
Adds funding for the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to conduct an audit of the regulations related to child care providers. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $50,000 Near General Fund—State/$ 50,000 Total Funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Christine Rolfes (Kitsap County) (D) on February 27, 2020
Local Health Jurisdictions incident management activities related to the potential outbreak of the 2019 coronavirus, making the total available for local efforts $8.6 Million. Adds additional one-time funding to cover the costs FISCAL EFFECT (2019-2021): $ 5,000,000 Near General Fund-State/$ 5,000,000 Total Funds.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on February 27, 2020
Exempts the requirement for having a Discover Pass to access State Parks and State Lands for fiscal year 2021. Makes state general fund appropriations in lieu of lost revenue from the one-year curtailment of Discover pass revenue to State Parks, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Department of Natural Resources. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $26,752,000 Near General Fund—State/$0 Total Funds including non-appropriated accounts.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on February 27, 2020
Provides that during the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium, collective bargaining sessions with state civil service employee organizations, including contract negotiations, grievance meetings, and discussions relating to the interpretation or application of a labor agreement are subject to the open meetings act.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on February 27, 2020
Removes funding for a joint legislative task force on a publicly owned depository/state bank. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $250,000 Near General Fund—State/ $250,000 Total Funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on February 27, 2020
Removes funding from the Office of the Governor for the study of breaching or removal of four lower Snake River dams and directs the funding to Department of Fish and Wildlife to grant to the Muckelshoot tribe for a new fish hatchery. FISCAL IMPACT (2018-2021): $0 Near General Fund—State/$0 Total Funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (Sequim) (D) on February 27, 2020
Directs the Law Enforcement Officers' and Firefighters' Plan 2 Retirement Board to study the implications of extending membership to emergency medical technicians that worked in King County between October 1, 1978 and January 1, 2003. FISCAL EFFECT (2019-2021): $0 Near General Fund-State/$50,000 Total Funds.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Tim Sheldon (Mason County) (D) on February 27, 2020
Requires a joint hearing whenever payment of two million or more is made from the liability account for payouts dating from a tort incident in calendar year 2010 or later.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Steve O'Ban (Pierce County) (R) on February 27, 2020
Requires a determination of the amount of revenue growth between the February 2020 and November 2020 revenue forecasts and deposits the excess revenue in a state property tax reduction account to be used for future state property tax reductions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on February 27, 2020
Funds an assistant director position at the Office of Civil Legal Aid. FISCAL IMPACT (2019-2021): $139,000 Near General Fund—State/ $139,000 Total Funds.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Lynda Wilson (Clark County) (R) on February 27, 2020
Requires the state building code council to delay implementation of the Washington state energy code for residential structures, 2018 edition. Sets requirements for the council to review and amend the Washington state energy code for residential structures, 2018 edition.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on February 27, 2020
Allows Health Care Authority additional time within the biennium to complete required reporting.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on February 27, 2020
Authorizes local governments to use their homeless funds for security and sanitation services related to homeless encampments and populations. Authorizes Commerce to use home security funding for grants for security and sanitation services related to homeless encampments and populations.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on February 27, 2020
Provides funding to the Liquor and Cannabis Board to hire additional enforcement officers. Fiscal effect: $1,000,000 near general fund state.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on February 27, 2020
Received in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on February 28, 2020
Striking amendment to replace SB 6168 with a proposal which intends that increased revenues in the February forecast of $1.14 billion should be returned to the taxpayers in the form of: (a) Reductions in taxes paid by working families as proposed in House Bill No. 2946 (taxes on vehicles, diapers, feminine hygiene and breast pump products, and prepared grocery store food); and (2) implementation of the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC), a state tax refund program established in 2008 but not previously implemented. Legislative intent is declared to enact supplemental appropriations generally at the level proposed by the Governor in HB 2325, his supplemental budget request, with adjustments.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on February 28, 2020
Striking amendment that would replace SB 6168 and enact a supplemental budget that would return the latest projected revenue increase to the taxpayers in the form of a state property tax reduction of approximately $300 million in the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium and $1.3 billion in the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium as required by House Bill 2954.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Timm Ormsby (Spokane) (D) on February 28, 2020
The striking amendment replaces all provisions in ESSB 6168 (2020 supplemental operating budget) with SHB 2325 as passed the House Appropriations Committee. For detailed information, please see Legislative Proposals under Documents and Lists on the LEAP web site (leap.wa.gov).
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Schmick (Colfax) (R) on February 28, 2020
Removes the authority of the Department of Social and Health Services to transfer appropriations in order to fund actual expenditures for fiscal year 2020 from other sub-programs to the mental health program. Allows for transfer of appropriations that are provided solely for a specific purpose within the mental health program.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Joel Kretz (Wauconda) (R) on February 28, 2020
Provides funding to the Department of Agriculture to provide to the sheriff's departments of Ferry and Stevens counties for wolf management activities. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $40,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Richard DeBolt (Chehalis) (R) on February 28, 2020
Requires the Department of Ecology to conduct a study of the environmental impacts of untreated wastewater discharged into Puget Sound on salmon populations.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Michelle Caldier (Port Orchard) (R) on February 28, 2020
Reduces The Evergreen State College's general fund-state appropriation per full-time equivalent student to be closer to the regional universities. Provides funding to OSPI to eliminate lunch copays for students in grades four through twelve who are eligible for reduced-price lunch. Increases funding to OSPI for grants to school districts to reduce the cost of associated student body fees or participation fees for students who are eligible to participate in the federal Free or Reduced Price School Meals program.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Michelle Caldier (Port Orchard) (R) on February 28, 2020
Provides ongoing funding for DSHS-Aging & Long-Term Support Administration to increase Medicaid rates for Specialized Dementia Care services by approximately $10 per client per day. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $1,364,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Joel Kretz (Wauconda) (R) on February 28, 2020
Removes an appropriation of up to $53.4 million attributable to incentive savings. Creates the Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Account (WPPA). Appropriates $53.4M from the state general fund into the WPPA. Appropriates $53.4M from the WPPA to the Department of Natural Resources for various fire prevention, preparedness, and forest health activities.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Sharon Shewmake (Whatcom County) (D) on February 28, 2020
Provides $56,391,000 in fiscal year 2021 for the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to increase child care subsidy rates to the 75th percentile of market rates for both centers and licensed family homes at a level 2 standard of quality. Directs the state and the representative for family child care providers to enter into bargaining over the implementation of the subsidy rate increases. Fiscal Impact: Increases General Fund - State by $56,391,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry Springer (Kirkland) (D) on February 28, 2020
Increases the amount provided to the Department of Natural Resources in FY 2020 for fire suppression. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $37,310,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Callan (Olympia) (D) on February 28, 2020
Provides $50,163,000 to OSPI during the 2019-2021 biennium for additional local effort assistance payments to 124 school districts in fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $50,163,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. John Lovick (Mill Creek) (D) on February 28, 2020
Provides one-time funding for two additional Basic Law Enforcement Academy classes in FY 2020 and FY 2021 for basic peace officer training for a total of 11 additional classes per year. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $1,040,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Mari Leavitt (University Place) (D) on February 28, 2020
Increases funding for pension contribution rate increases attributable to enacting Engrossed House Bill No. 1390 (Plan 1 retiree benefit increases). FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund-State for fiscal year 2021 by $11,713,000 Increases Other Funds by $1,399,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (West Seattle) (D) on February 28, 2020
Reduces the State Wildlife Account appropriation at the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) by the amount assumed in the underlying budget to be supported by proposed legislation increasing WDFW license fees. Replaces this amount, as well as the amount assumed in the non-appropriated Columbia River Recreational Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement Program Account, with General Fund--State. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $8,375,000. Decreases State Wildlife Account - State by $6,872,000..
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Pat Sullivan (Covington) (D) on February 28, 2020
Declares that the appropriations in the bill do not assume revenues from HB 2945 (Concerning aerospace business and occupation taxes and world trade organization compliance).
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Monica Jurado Stonier (Vancouver) (D) on February 28, 2020
Adds high-poverty guidance counselor staffing allocations in the form of an additional 0.5 full-time equivalent guidance counselor per prototypical school for high poverty schools with more the 50 percent of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals and elementary schools enrolling at least 600 students with at least 45 percent of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals, increasing appropriations to the Superintendent of Public Instructional for General Apportionment and related public school programs. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $51,392,000. Increases WA Opportunity Path - State by $215,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Marcus Riccelli (Spokane) (D) on February 28, 2020
Funding is provided on a one-time basis to the Health Care Authority for a compromise in claims for rural health clinic reconciliations for calendar year 2014 to calendar year 2017. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $34,145,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Dave Paul (Oak Harbor) (D) on February 28, 2020
Provides ongoing funding for the DSHS-Aging & Long-Term Support Administration to adjust Medicaid rates paid to nursing homes for inflation in FY 2021, and to carry this funding forward into subsequent years as a rate add-on. Requires DSHS to report to the Legislature by December 1, 2020, on the necessity of future inflation adjustments. Specifies legislative intent to add an additional rebase of nursing home rates in FY 2022. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $1,593,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Steve Tharinger (Sequim) (D) on February 28, 2020
Provides ongoing funding to the DSHS-Aging & Long-Term Support Administration for 27 Area Agencies on Aging case managers to coordinate care for Medicaid clients receiving in-home services. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $1,551,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. June Robinson (Everett) (D) on February 28, 2020
Declares that the revenue figures cited in the intent section do not include revenue reductions attributable to Substitute House Bill No. 2803 (Indian tribes compact/taxes). Increases the General Fund-State appropriation for the Department of Revenue for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2803. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $2,981,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Eileen Cody (West Seattle) (D) on February 28, 2020
Increases funding for the Health Care Authority to maintain and increase access for primary care services for Medicaid-enrolled patients through increased provider rates. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $14,492,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jim Walsh (Aberdeen) (R) on February 28, 2020
Provides funding for OSPI to implement HB 2237 (Local effort assistance), which changes the local effort assistance (LEA) threshold from $1,550 per pupil when levying at a rate of $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value to $2,500 per pupil when levying at a rate of $2.50 per $1,000 of assessed value. The bill also increases the LEA threshold for state-tribal compact schools from $1,550 per pupil to $2,500 per pupil, and provides a hold harmless provision which prohibits a school district from receiving less LEA than it would have under the 2019 LEA statutes. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $55,848,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Shea (Spokane Valley) (R) on February 28, 2020
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 $4,114,000 General Fund-State in fiscal year 2021. Funding for the DOH to support organizations that provide breast and cervical cancer screenings at the county level is increased by $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2021. Prohibits any of these funds from going to organizations that perform abortions. Funding for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Account is increased by $1,114,000 for the fiscal year 2021.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Matt Boehnke (Kennewick) (R) on February 28, 2020
Eliminates the provision that states that the legislature will consider legislation in the 2021 legislative session relating to separating the joint superior court in Benton and Franklin counties provided the local legislative authorities each adopt a resolution requesting the legislature to separate their court system.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Mary Dye (Pomeroy) (R) on February 28, 2020
Provides ongoing funding to the Department of Fish and Wildlife for invasive species inspection stations and outreach to recreational boaters on the use of inspection stations. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $800,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeremie Dufault (Selah) (R) on February 28, 2020
Prohibits the Employment Security Department from spending appropriated funds on an agricultural wage and practice survey. Designates $436,000 of the Employment Service Administrative Account - State Appropriation for the benefit of migrant seasonal workers, including for translation services.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Jeremie Dufault (Selah) (R) on February 28, 2020
Provides Model Toxics Control Operating Account funding to the Conservation Commission for the South Yakima Conservation District to address nitrate concentrations in groundwater. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases Model Toxics Control Operating Account - State by $226,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Corry (Yakima) (R) on February 28, 2020
Transfers $300 million General Fund-State for fiscal year 2021 to the Teachers' Retirement System Plan 1 Fund. Fiscal Impact: $300 million is transferred, reducing General Fund-State resources, and increasing dedicated funds in the Teachers' Retirement System Plan 1 Fund.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Mike Steele (Chelan) (R) on February 28, 2020
Provides additional funding for OSPI to subsidize various dual credit course costs and fees for students eligible for the federal free and reduced-price meals program, as well as for grants to school districts to provide outreach to students about dual credit programs and to increase the number of teachers approved to teach college in the high school courses.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Kelly Chambers (Pierce County) (R) on February 28, 2020
Provides one-time funding to DSHS-DDA to conduct a review of clients who are eligible for DDA services but not currently receiving any paid DDA service. Requires that the results of the review be submitted to the Legislature and Governor no later than December 1, 2020. Expresses legislative intent to increase the capacity of DDA paid services to serve clients in the 2021 session. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $65,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Lisa Callan (Olympia) (D) on February 28, 2020
Provides $50,163,000 to OSPI during the 2019-2021 biennium for additional local effort assistance payments to 124 school districts in fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $50,163,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry Springer (Kirkland) (D) on February 28, 2020
Increases the amount provided to the Department of Natural Resources in FY 2020 for fire suppression. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $37,310,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Mari Leavitt (University Place) (D) on February 28, 2020
Increases funding for pension contribution rate increases attributable to enacting Engrossed House Bill No. 1390 (Plan 1 retiree benefit increases). FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund-State for fiscal year 2021 by $11,713,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Pat Sullivan (Covington) (D) on February 28, 2020
Declares that the appropriations in the bill do not assume revenues from HB 2945 (Concerning aerospace business and occupation taxes and world trade organization compliance).
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (West Seattle) (D) on February 28, 2020
Reduces the State Wildlife Account appropriation at the Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) by the amount assumed in the underlying budget to be supported by proposed legislation increasing WDFW license fees. Replaces this amount, as well as the amount assumed in the non-appropriated Columbia River Recreational Salmon and Steelhead Endorsement Program Account, with General Fund--State. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $8,375,000. Decreases State Wildlife Account - State by $6,872,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Marcus Riccelli (Spokane) (D) on February 28, 2020
Funding is provided on a one-time funding basis to the Health Care Authority for a compromise in claims for rural health clinic reconciliations for calendar year 2014 to calendar year 2017. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $34,145,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Monica Jurado Stonier (Vancouver) (D) on February 28, 2020
Adds high-poverty guidance counselor staffing allocations in the form of an additional 0.5 full-time equivalent guidance counselor per prototypical school for high poverty schools with more the 50 percent of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals and elementary schools enrolling at least 600 students with at least 45 percent of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals, increasing appropriations to the Superintendent of Public Instructional for General Apportionment and related public school programs. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $51,392,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Dave Paul (Oak Harbor) (D) on February 28, 2020
Provides ongoing funding for the DSHS-Aging & Long-Term Support Administration to adjust Medicaid rates paid to nursing homes for inflation in FY 2021, and to carry this funding forward into subsequent years as a rate add-on. Requires DSHS to report to the Legislature by December 1, 2020, on the necessity of future inflation adjustments. Specifies legislative intent to add an additional rebase of nursing home rates in FY 2022. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $1,593,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Steve Tharinger (Sequim) (D) on February 28, 2020
Provides ongoing funding to the DSHS-Aging & Long-Term Support Administration for 27 Area Agencies on Aging case managers to coordinate care for Medicaid clients receiving in-home services. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $1,551,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. John Lovick (Mill Creek) (D) on February 28, 2020
Provides one-time funding for two additional Basic Law Enforcement Academy classes in FY 2020 and FY 2021 for basic peace officer training for a total of 11 additional classes per year. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $1,040,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. June Robinson (Everett) (D) on February 28, 2020
Declares that the revenue figures cited in the intent section do not include revenue reductions attributable to Substitute House Bill No. 2803 (Indian tribes compact/taxes). Increases the General Fund-State appropriation for the Department of Revenue for implementation of Substitute House Bill No. 2803. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $2,981,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Eileen Cody (West Seattle) (D) on February 28, 2020
Increases funding for the Health Care Authority to maintain and increase access for primary care services for Medicaid-enrolled patients through increased provider rates. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $14,492,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Sharon Shewmake (Whatcom County) (D) on February 28, 2020
Provides $56,391,000 in fiscal year 2021 for the Department of Children, Youth, and Families to increase child care subsidy rates to the 75th percentile of market rates for both centers and licensed family homes at a level 2 standard of quality. Directs the state and the representative for family child care providers to enter into bargaining over the implementation of the subsidy rate increases. Fiscal Impact: Increases General Fund - State by $56,391,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on February 28, 2020
Specifies that state entities serving as the employer in state employee collective bargaining under Chapter 41.80 RCW may not bargain over the funds or accounts that must be appropriated by the legislature to fulfill the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on February 28, 2020
Provides a 2 percent general wage increase to University of Washington represented and non-represented employees on July 1, 2020. Rejects the $650 and $700 one-time lump sum payments to certain represented and non-represented employees. Provides that represented employees with collective bargaining agreements subject to approval by the legislature must reach agreements with the University of Washington to implement the conditional wage increase by July 1, 2020. FISCAL IMPACT: Reduces General Fund - State by $2,320,000.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on February 28, 2020
Requires the Director of the Office of Financial Management to review the monthly allotments and expenditures for the state hospitals. If it becomes apparent that the Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services is authorizing over-expenditure of state hospital appropriations, the Director must refer the matter for action to the Pierce county prosecutor and the office of the attorney general for possible action under statutes governing fiscal responsibilities of state officers and employees.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on February 28, 2020
EFFECT: Provides funding to the Department of Fish and Wildlife to study and report on the growth and ecosystem impact of all species of pinniped populations in Puget Sound and the outer coast. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $485,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on February 28, 2020
Requires the Department of Social and Health Services Mental Health Program to submit an annual state hospital performance report and specifies measures which must be included in the report.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on February 28, 2020
Requires the Washington State School Directors' Association to adopt a model policy and procedure that school districts may use to implement individual health plans for students with epilepsy or other seizure disorders. FISCAL IMPACT: Increases General Fund - State by $50,000.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2020
Received in the House on March 12, 2020
Received in the Senate on March 12, 2020
Signed with line-item veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 3, 2020
Vetoed 147 items due to anticipated downturn in economy as a result of covid19 pandemic. The vetoes will reduce state spending by about $235 million in the current budget, and $210 million in the next biennium..

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