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2011 House Bill 2127: making supplemental appropriations for the 2011-13 operating budget
  1. Introduced by Rep. Ross Hunter, (Medina) (D) on November 28, 2011, creates the supplemental operating appropriations for the 2011-13 operating budget. This act contains severability clause and an emergency clause.
    • Referred to the House Ways & Means Committee on November 28, 2011.
      • Substitute offered in the House on February 25, 2012, the original bill was the Governor's 2012 supplemental operating budget proposal that reduced State Near General Fund (NGF-S) + Opportunity Pathways biennial appropriations by $1.73 billion. The proposed substitute bill made numerous changes to the Governor's proposal resulting in net changes to State Near General Fund (NGF-S) reductions of $1.22 billion, and left $504 million in reserves. The substitute bill adopted by the committee differed from the proposed substitute bill and reduced NGF-S + Opportunity Pathways appropriations by $1.15 billion, and left $454 million in reserves.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 27, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Barbara Bailey (Oak Harbor) (R) on February 28, 2012, makes several changes to the budget for the DSHS Aging and Adult Services Program. Increased revenue is not assumed from raising the nursing home provider assessment fees or the adult family home licensing fees. Nursing home rates are retained at the current levels. Funding is restored for Adult Day Health and Boarding Home rates. Savings from leveraging additional federal funding is realized by refinancing Medicaid Personal Care (MPC) for Long Term Care and Developmental Disabilities under the 1915 (k) Community First Choice Option. FY 12 and 13 appropriations of unspent GFS appropriations into the Education Savings Account and the Savings Incentive Account are reduced, and the FY 13 transfer from the Education Savings Account into the GFS is eliminated rather than increased. This results in an increase in GFS reversions, increasing net GFS resources by $6,685,000. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Jeannie Darneille (Tacoma) (D) on February 28, 2012, restores funding in the Department of Corrections (DOC) for costs related to the community supervision of violent and serious violent offenders ($1.5 million). Increases funding in the DOC for maintaining the physical plant and protecting state assets at the closed Maple Lane School ($206,000). Directs that the DOC may not house incarcerated offenders at Maple Lane School unless specifically authorized by the Legislature, and requires the DOC to submit a report to the Legislature by November 1, 2012 with a plan for the future use of the facility. Decreases funding at the DOC related to under expenditures in fiscal year 2012 ($3.5 million). The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Kathy Haigh, (Shelton) (D) on February 28, 2012, removes language directing the inclusion of a particular focus on funding differences that are not based on empirical factors in the education funding study with no net change to appropriations. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Bill Hinkle, (R-Cle Elum) (R) on February 28, 2012, creates a net increase in general fund--state of $12.8 million and total funds of $20.0 million. A number of changes are made to mental health funding including 1) Regional Support Network (RSN) Medicaid capitation rate funding is reduced by 1 percent through consolidation of RSNs in accordance with House Bill 2139 (regional support networks) rather than being reduced by approximately 3.5 percent with no savings assumed from consolidation; 2) a portion of RSN non-Medicaid funding is restored so that the reduction is 3.0 percent rather than 5.2 percent; 3) funding for Spokane RSN to develop community alternatives for state hospital patients is restored rather than being eliminated; 4) funding is provided for 4 FTEs to increase resources available for forensic evaluations in jails; 5) funding for headquarters is restored to current levels rather than being reduced by 5 FTEs; 6) funding for services to individuals with mental illnesses in or transitioning from jails is restored rather than being reduced by 50 percent; and 7) a requirement for the department to report outcome data on individuals in jail who are referred for regional support network services is eliminated. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Sam Hunt, (Olympia) (D) on February 28, 2012, authorizes the Liquor Control Board to buy out sick leave from certain employees that remain more than one-half time of full time employees through June 15, 2012. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Ross Hunter, (Medina) (D) on February 28, 2012, eliminates the reduction of $332,000 to growth management grants and the reduction of $95,000 to shoreline assistance. In the Department of Ecology, eliminates the reduction of $1.763 million to management staff and the reduction of $1.566 million to the Water Quality Financial Assistance program. In the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, eliminates the $369,000 reduction to salmon and lead entity grants. In the State Conservation Commission, the reduction to grants and administration is changed from $2.837 million to $1.837 million. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Ross Hunter, (Medina) (D) on February 28, 2012, corrects proviso amounts for TeamChild program in the DSHS Administration budget to reflect appropriated levels. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Ruth Kagi, (Lake Forest Park) (D) on February 28, 2012, provides $1.025 million in state funds for Seasonal Child Care subsidies to the Department of Early Learning (DEL) to complete the transfer from the DSHS related to TANF box changes. (Technical correction- funds were removed from the DSHS but not added to DEL.). The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Ed Orcutt, (Kalama) (R) on February 28, 2012, removes the section of the budget regarding local government financing, which provides that the operating budget assumes separate local government finance legislation that modifies existing taxes, authorizes new local option taxes, reduces or eliminates the following state distributions: (1) Municipal Criminal Justice Assistance; (2) County Criminal Justice Assistance; (3) Rural County Sales Tax Credit; (4) Beer Tax; and (5) Liquor Excise Tax, and reduces appropriation levels for some state programs that benefit local governments. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Probst, (D-Vancouver) (D) on February 28, 2012, provides that if the June 2013 forecast by the Economic & Revenue Forecast Council projects that state general fund revenues will exceed a specified amount, then additional funding is appropriated in fiscal year 2013 to avoid delaying certain payments to school districts. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Tim Probst, (D-Vancouver) (D) on February 28, 2012, requries he Office of Regulatory Assistance to coordinate a small business liaison team to assist small businesses with permitting and regulatory issues, and make recommendations for improvements to inspection and compliance practices and ways to improve customer service for regulatory agencies. The Office must work with regulatory agencies regarding practices related to technical assistance and regulatory visits, and develop a customer service survey that regulated entities may complete after an inspection or a technical assistance visit. States a legislative intent that regulatory agencies funded in the act work with the Office of Regulatory Assistance to establish a small business liaison team and work with the Office on practices regarding technical assistance and regulatory visits. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Joe Schmick, (Colfax) (R) on February 28, 2012, makes several changes to the budget for the DSHS Developmental Disabilities Program. Revenue is not assumed from establishing a Public Utility Tax assessed on community providers. Savings are not assumed from converting all current state-only employment clients to Medicaid waiver employment services. State-only employment services will continue beyond January 30, 2013. Savings from under-spent funds within the state-only program are retained. Beginning April 2012, savings are realized from efficiencies established by consolidating the Basic and Basic Plus waivers into one waiver. Savings from leveraging additional federal funding are realized by refinancing Medicaid Personal Care (MPC) for Long Term Care and Developmental Disabilities under the 1915 (k) Community First Choice Option (CFCO). The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 28, 2012.
  2. Passed 53 to 45 in the House on February 29, 2012, decreases State Near General Fund appropriations for the 2011-13 biennium by $1.15 billion; the total budget is decreased by $1.0 billion. Fund transfers and other changes to the original 2011-13 biennial budget are also made.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on March 2, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on March 2, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on March 8, 2012.
  4. Received in the House on April 3, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Brian Blake (Longview) (D) on April 5, 2012, removes an $116,000 fund transfer from the Oyster Reserve Land Account to the state general fund. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 5, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Reuven Carlyle (Seattle) (D) on April 5, 2012, requires the joint select committee on junior taxing districts, municipal corporations, and local government finance to review the impact of Initiative 1183 on public safety needs and provide a plan for utilizing excess liquor revenues. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 5, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Eileen Cody (West Seattle) (D) on April 5, 2012, specifies that the direction to the Health Care Authority' (HCA) Medical Assistance program to create emergency room best practices is in order to achieve reductions in appropriations. Specifies that the systems that hospitals adopt to exchange patient information among emergency room departments will work on a regional or statewide basis. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 5, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Tami Green, (University Place) (D) on April 5, 2012, restores funding in the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mental health program for two wards at western state hospital that serve individuals with dementia and traumatic brain injuries. Removes funding from the DSHS long term care program to provide community services for patients on these two wards. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 5, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ross Hunter, (Medina) (D) on April 5, 2012, moves a study on how fighting forest fires are currently financed and mechanisms to fund future fires from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee to the Washington State Institute of Public Policy and decreases the appropriation from the Forest Fire Protection Assessment Account for this study from $250,000 to $100,000. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 5, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Ross Hunter, (Medina) (D) on April 5, 2012, replaces an existing proviso with a similar proviso that removes reference to the Parks and Recreation Commission not adopting a final governance and business plan with a public development authority until a specified date. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 5, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Chris Reykdal, (Olympia) (D) on April 5, 2012, reduces the amount of funds provided solely for an expansion in enrollments in science, technology, engineering and math as defined in RCW 28B.76.270(2)(k) at Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University, The Evergreen State College and Western Washington University. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 5, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, (Sequim) (D) on April 5, 2012, transfers $100,000 from the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account to the Marine Resources Stewardship Trust Account (MRTSA) and appropriates this amount from the MRTSA for marine management planning activities. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 5, 2012.
  5. Passed 54 to 43 in the House on April 5, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Received in the Senate on April 6, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on April 6, 2012.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on April 10, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on April 10, 2012.
  7. Received in the House on April 11, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Mark Miloscia, (D-Federal Way) (D) on April 11, 2012, eliminates the suspension of the Washington State Quality Award through 2013. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on April 11, 2012.
  8. Passed 64 to 34 in the House on April 11, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Received in the Senate on April 11, 2012.
  10. Passed 44 to 2 in the Senate on April 11, 2012, makes supplemental operating appropriations for the 2012-13 biennium.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  11. Signed by Gov. Christine Gregoire on May 2, 2012, removes (1) a $1.2 million reduction in the total appropriation to the State Treasurer, (2) a proviso requiring the Office of Regulatory Assistance to streamline services which did not pass in the underlying bill, (3) a requirement that the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) submit a report regarding the utilization of mental health services by the incarcerated, (4) funding for the instructional support at the Residential Habilitation Centers for students with developmental disabilities, (5) a specific requirement to create a long-term vision and development plan for the Ranier School, (6) a specific requirement for DSHS to maintain separate, centralized administrative services for community health and safety networks, (7) a requirement that the Health Care Authority (HCA) submit a design for rural health system access and quality incentive payments, (8) a requirement that the HCA Director make specific certifications of network adequacy, (9) a requirement that HCA enter into competitive bidding process for generic drugs, (10) a requirement that HCA implement an alternative payment and reconciliation method for rural health clinics, (11) funding for Ecology to implement a children's safe products bill that did not pass, (12) fuding shifts away from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for fire suppression activities, (13) the reduction of rents for specific state-owned marinas, (14) a study and reporting requirement for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Schools (OSPI) to develop new unit-cost pupil transportation funding, (15) a proviso for the American Academy to provide social support and academic interventions to at-risk students, (16) an authorization for Bellevue College to offer Bachelor's degrees, rather than only applied Bachelor's degrees, (17) a requirement that OFM identify and implement cost savings for state IT services, and (18) lmitations on the Governor's ability to make across-the-board reductions during a fiscal crisis.

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