Special Appropriations to the Governor
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|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
|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%)|
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.