Concerning the capital budget (Frockt, Mullet)

Makes appropriations and authorizes expenditures for capital improvements.

(1) Alters funding amounts within the Housing Trust Fund for projects affecting Seattle modular housing and Valley Cities modular housing in Auburn. (2) Expands purposes of the rural broadband program to include community development, authorize grants in addition to loans and provide that no loan or grant may exceed $250,000. (3) Provides $721,000 for two additional local and community projects in Mukilteo and Everett. (4) Clarifies the underlying Columbia River Water Supply program funding for a 47.5 mile canal and a pump station.

(1) Provides $327,000 to restore skylights in the Senate chamber of the Legislative Building; funding is for design. (2) Removes funding for the Helen Sommers sign on the 1063 Block Replacement Building. (3) Specifies that funding for the Asia Pacific Cultural Center is for design and preconstruction activities. (4) Funding for Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account grants to reflect removal of two projects: Luther Burbank South Shoreline Restoration, Mercer Island ($380,000) and Sandy Cove Park Acquisition and Expansion, Snoqualmie ($560,000). (5) Expands the uses of funding for the State Conservation Commission to improve shellfish growing areas to include beach restoration, erosion control, sediment abatement, soft berm, and dynamic revetment projects. (6) Directs the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) to conduct a study that identifies recreational assets of statewide significance, where gaps in recreational assets exist, and investment strategies and options for addressing those gaps. Provides $100,000 to the RCO to conduct the study. (7) Deletes the requirement that the RCO provide a report to the Legislature that identifies new opportunities to generate revenue to invest in future recreation-based capital projects.

Appropriations, including alternative financing contracts, total $414.8 million, of which $198 million are appropriated from bond proceeds. The Striking Amendment replaces ESSB 6095, increasing bond appropriations by $12.3 million dollars and other funds by $18.2 million. Detailed information on the striking amendment and differences with this underlying ESSB 6095 can be found at

Hearing Date: Monday, February 19, 2018 -- 3:30 pm

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