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Agency 167
Washington State Forensic Investigations Council
RCW 43.103

Request $12,000
Net change from current biennium $0
Percent change from current biennium

The Council is responsible for overseeing the state toxicology laboratory, the Washington State Patrol crime laboratory, and the state forensic pathology fellowship program. Together with the University of Washington, the Council controls the toxicology laboratory's operation and the fellowship program. The Council approves the budget of the Washington State Patrol crime laboratory prior to formal submittal to the Office of Financial Management. The Council facilitates the provision of resources necessary for the performance of autopsies by qualified pathologists. These autopsies are essential to the criminal justice and death investigation systems of this state and its counties. The Council facilitates the development of relevant sudden childhood death training for county coroners, medical examiners, law enforcement officers, and other first responders.

The goal of the Council is to promote an integrated, efficient statewide death investigation system.

The objective of the Council is to study and recommend cost-efficient improvements to the state death investigation system.

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Operating Budget: Summary
1995-97 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance 1993-95 Actual 1995-97 Estimated 1997-99 Proposed
12,000 Death Investigations Account - State 7,373 12,000 12,000

Operating Budget: Summary by Object

1994-95 Actual 1995-96 Estimated 1996-97 Estimated 1997-98 Proposed 1998-99 Proposed
Goods And Services 3,250 1,665 3,330 2,302 2,302
Travel 2,806 2,517 4,488 3,698 3,698
Annual Total






Fiscal Year 1993-94 1,317
Biennium Total




Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

1993-95 Actual 1995-97 Estimated 1997-99 Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
Total General Expenses 3,653 98.2% 4,627 62.8%