The Washington opportunity pathways account is created in the state treasury. Expenditures from the account may be used only for programs in chapter 28B.12 RCW (state work-study), chapter 28B.50 RCW (opportunity grant), RCW 28B.76.660 (Washington scholars award), RCW 28B.76.670 (Washington award for vocational excellence), chapter 28B.92 RCW (state need grant program), *chapter 28B.101 RCW (educational opportunity grant), chapter 28B.105 RCW (GET ready for math and science scholarship), chapter 28B.117 RCW (passport to college promise), chapter 28B.118 RCW (college bound scholarship), chapter 28B.119 RCW (Washington promise scholarship), chapter 43.215 RCW (early childhood education and assistance program), and **RCW 43.330.280 (recruitment of entrepreneurial researchers, innovation partnership zones and research teams).
[2010 1st sp.s. c 27 § 2.]
| Reviser's note: *(1) Chapter 28B.101 RCW was repealed in its entirety by 2009 c 215 § 15, effective August 1, 2011.|
**(2) Provisions relating to entrepreneurial researchers, innovation partnership zones, and research teams were eliminated by the 2014 c 112 § 116 amendments to RCW 43.330.280.
Findings -- Intent -- 2010 1st sp.s. c 27: "The legislature finds that institutions of higher education are key to the future employment opportunities of Washington citizens and to the economic well-being of the state. The legislature finds that the recruitment of entrepreneurial researchers at institutions of higher education and the formation of research innovation teams will further enhance faculty recruitment and economic development. The legislature further finds that current financial aid and early childhood education programs are underfunded and subject to the unpredictability of the state budget. It is the intent of the legislature to direct lottery account moneys toward the Washington opportunity pathways account and that those funds stabilize and increase existing resources for the recruitment of entrepreneurial researchers, innovation partnership zones and research teams, early childhood education, opportunity grants, educational opportunity grants, get ready for math and science scholarships, passport to college promise scholarships, college bound scholarships, the state work-study program, the state need grant, Washington scholars awards, the Washington award for vocational excellence, and Washington promise scholarships. It is also the intent of the legislature to continue funding the education construction fund by redirecting a portion of general state revenues to that fund." [2010 1st sp.s. c 27 § 1.]