OLYMPIA — Proposed budgets are almost always “fluid documents.” This year’s budget proposals are so fluid that House Democrats don’t even have a tax package yet and Senate Democrats are making changes so fast that they aren’t even numbered.
Last night in a Senate Ways and Means Committee budget hearing, Democrats offered an amendment to add $1 million to the Department of Social and Health Services budget “to contract for the provision of an individual provider referral registry, pursuant to SB xxxx.”
Senate bills come with numbers, not x’s, so one can look them up and figure out what that line refers to.
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Offered by Senator Keiser
On page 78, after line 29 insert the following:
“(18) $1,000,000 of the general fund state appropriation for fiscal year 2011 is provided solely for the department to contract for the provision of an individual provider referral registry pursuant to SB xxxx.”
On page 106,
strike all of lines 6 and 7 and insert “((
Appropriation (FY 2011) … … . $1,221,000)) and adjust the totals
EFFECT: Eliminates the fiscal year 2011 funding for the Home Care Quality Authority. Appropriates $1,000,000 general fund state funding to the Department of Social and Health Services-Aging and Adult Services Administration to contract for the provision of an individual provider referral registry.
Fiscal Impact: Net fiscal impact is $221,000 general fund state savings.
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