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File #: 2009-0427    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 7/13/2009 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2009
Enactment date: Enactment #: 13074
Title: A MOTION requesting the executive to collect program, funding and revenue stream information for the purpose of identifying state unfunded mandates, and directing the auditor to conduct a financial review of the information.
Sponsors: Larry Phillips, Julia Patterson, Kathy Lambert
Indexes: Auditor
Attachments: 1. 13074.pdf, 2. A. Sample Inventory Instructions, 3. A. Sample Inventory Instructions, 4. Amendment 1 09-01-09, 5. B. Sample Inventory Template, 6. B. Sample Inventory Template, 7. Revised Staff Report , 8. Staff Report 07-21-09 , 9. Staff Report 08-08-19, 10. Staff Report 09-01-09
Drafter
Clerk 09/02/2009
Title
A MOTION requesting the executive to collect program, funding and revenue stream information for the purpose of identifying state unfunded mandates, and directing the auditor to conduct a financial review of the information.
Body
WHEREAS, under RCW 43.135.060, after July 1, 1995, the legislature shall not impose responsibility for new programs or increased levels of service under existing programs on any political subdivision of the state unless the subdivision is fully reimbursed by the state by: (a) a specific appropriation; or (b) increases in state distributions of revenue to political subdivisions occurring after January 1, 1998, and
WHEREAS, since 1995, the state has increasingly put demands for new programs or services that have not been fully reimbursed to the county on the order of millions of dollars, and
WHEREAS, in today's economic climate the county can no longer bear the burden of costs that are morally and legally the state's obligation to pay, and
WHEREAS, the council desires to work with all branches to gather the information needed in order to pursue reimbursement of these ongoing costs from the state;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT MOVED by the Council of King County:
A. The executive is requested to identify all increases in state distributions of revenue to the county occurring after January 1, 1998, and their permissible uses.
B.1. The executive is also requested to inventory all new programs or increased levels of service to the public that have been imposed by and required by the state legislature after July 1, 1995, the cost of which was not fully funded by the state by a specific appropriation or, to the extent known, by use of state distribution of revenue. The inventory shall include the following for each new program or increased level of service:
a. a description of the new program or increased level of service, including identification of a quantifiable benefit that the public re...

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