Changing the dates of the state fiscal year (MacEwen, Kilduff)

AN ACT Relating to changing the dates of the state fiscal year;
amending RCW 1.16.020, 43.88.020, and 43.88.055; creating new sections; and providing an effective date. The legislature finds that the current calendar appropriations cycle, in which the June 30th end of the fiscal year falls more than sixty days after the end of the regular session in odd-numbered years, has resulted in undue delays in adopting a budget for the
ensuing fiscal biennium. To better align the state's budget cycle with the legislature's regular budget-writing sessions, the legislature therefore intends to change the beginning of the fiscal year to May 1st, effective May 1, 2019.

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