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Special Appropriations to the Governor

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 1.0 192,244 27,444 219,688
2019-21 Maintenance Level 0.0 113,259 0 113,259
Difference from 2017-19 (1.0) (78,985) (27,444) (106,429)
% Change from 2017-19 (100.0%) (41.1%) (100.0%) (48.4%)

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

SERA Repayment 0.0 14 0 14
Communication Services Reform 0.0 8,000 0 8,000
One Washington IT Pool 0.0 0 24,400 24,400
School Employees Benefits Board 0.0 10,000 0 10,000
Practical Solutions - Walk/Bike 0.0 0 13,000 13,000
IT Investment Revolving Account 0.0 24,400 0 24,400
Municipal Criminal Just Asst Acct 0.0 1,000 0 1,000
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 43,414 37,400 80,814

2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes

Health Coalition FSA Shift 0.0 6,948 5,537 12,485
ORCA Passes Account Shift 0.0 8,184 4,334 12,518
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total 0.0 15,132 9,871 25,003
Total Policy Changes 0.0 58,546 47,271 105,817
2019-21 Policy Level 0.0 171,805 47,271 219,076
Difference from 2017-19 (1.0) (20,439) 19,827 (612)
% Change from 2017-19 (100.0%) (10.6%) 72.2% (0.3%)

Policy Changes

SERA Repayment

Funding is provided to be expended into the Cleanup Settlement Account as repayment of moneys that were transferred to the State Efficiency and Restructuring Account (SERA).

Communication Services Reform

Funds are provided for expenditure into the Universal Communications Services Account to fund the temporary universal communications services program. Governor request legislation will be introduced to continue this program and expand it to include broadband services.

One Washington IT Pool

Funding is provided for the One Washington IT Pool. Agencies may apply to the Office of Financial Management for funding of agency readiness and organizational change projects to support implementation of the One Washington program.

School Employees Benefits Board

The Health Care Authority (HCA) has been directed to develop a School Employees' Benefits program. Health care premium payments will not begin until January 2020, so the HCA requires continuing start-up funding for the period of July 2019 to January 2020. It is intended that the appropriation be repaid, with interest, during the 2019-21 biennium.

Practical Solutions - Walk/Bike

Funding is provided to be expended by the Department of Transportation to demonstrate near-term practical solutions success with coordinated investments in active transportation, traffic demand management and traffic system operations.

IT Investment Revolving Account

Funding is provided to be expended into the Information Technology Investment Revolving Account for the One Washington IT Pool.

Municipal Criminal Just Asst Acct

Funds are provided to be expended into the Municipal Criminal Justice Assistance Account.

Health Coalition FSA Shift

This provides for the transfer of funds from various accounts to the state Public Employees' and Retirees' Insurance Account, where the Health Care Authority will use it to provide medical flexible spending arrangements (FSA) for certain state employees, as specified in the tentative collective bargaining agreement for health insurance.

ORCA Passes Account Shift

This supports the transfer of money from various accounts to the state multi-modal account for use by the Department of Transportation in administering an employee transit pass (ORCA card) program for state employees in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.