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Washington state leadership boardCreated. (Effective until January 1, 2022.)

(1) The Washington state leadership board is organized as a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation in accordance with chapter 24.03 RCW and this section.
(2) The purpose of the Washington state leadership board is to:
(a) Provide the state a means of extending formal recognition for an individual's outstanding services to the state;
(b) Bring together those individuals to serve the state as ambassadors of trade, tourism, and international goodwill; and
(c) Expand educational, sports, leadership, and/or employment opportunities for youth, veterans, and people with disabilities in Washington state.
(3) The Washington state leadership board may conduct activities in support of their mission.
(4) The Washington state leadership board is governed by a board of directors. The board of directors is composed of the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the secretary of state, who serve as ex officio, nonvoting members, and other officers and members as the Washington state leadership board designates. In addition, four legislators may be appointed to the board of directors as ex officio members in the following manner: One legislator from each of the two largest caucuses of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate, and one legislator from each of the two largest caucuses of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(5) The board of directors shall adopt bylaws and establish governance and transparency policies.
(6) The lieutenant governor's office may provide technical and financial assistance for the Washington state leadership board, where the work of the board aligns with the mission of the office. Assistance from the lieutenant governor's office may include, but is not limited to:
(a) Collaboration with the Washington state leadership board on the Washington world fellows program, a college readiness and study abroad fellowship administered by the office of the lieutenant governor;
(b) Beginning January 1, 2019, collaboration with the Washington state leadership board to administer the sports mentoring program as established under RCW 43.15.100, a mentoring program to encourage underserved youth to join sports or otherwise participate in the area of sports. If approved by the board, boundless Washington, an outdoor leadership program for young people with disabilities, shall satisfy the terms of the sports mentoring program; and
(c) The compilation of a yearly financial report, which shall be made available to the legislature no later than January 15th of each year, detailing all revenues and expenditures associated with the Washington world fellows program and the sports mentoring program. Any expenditures made by the Washington state leadership board in support of the Washington world fellows program and the sports mentoring program shall be made available to the office of the lieutenant governor for the purpose of inclusion in the annual financial report.
(7) The legislature may make appropriations in support of the Washington state leadership board subject to the availability of funds.
(8) The office of the lieutenant governor must post on its web site detailed information on all funds received by the Washington state leadership board and all expenditures by the Washington state leadership board.

NOTES:

Effective date2020 c 114: See note following RCW 28A.175.075.

Washington state leadership boardCreated. (Effective January 1, 2022.)

(1) The Washington state leadership board is organized as a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation in accordance with chapter 24.03A RCW and this section.
(2) The purpose of the Washington state leadership board is to:
(a) Provide the state a means of extending formal recognition for an individual's outstanding services to the state;
(b) Bring together those individuals to serve the state as ambassadors of trade, tourism, and international goodwill; and
(c) Expand educational, sports, leadership, and/or employment opportunities for youth, veterans, and people with disabilities in Washington state.
(3) The Washington state leadership board may conduct activities in support of their mission.
(4) The Washington state leadership board is governed by a board of directors. The board of directors is composed of the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the secretary of state, who serve as ex officio, nonvoting members, and other officers and members as the Washington state leadership board designates. In addition, four legislators may be appointed to the board of directors as ex officio members in the following manner: One legislator from each of the two largest caucuses of the senate, appointed by the president of the senate, and one legislator from each of the two largest caucuses of the house of representatives, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(5) The board of directors shall adopt bylaws and establish governance and transparency policies.
(6) The lieutenant governor's office may provide technical and financial assistance for the Washington state leadership board, where the work of the board aligns with the mission of the office. Assistance from the lieutenant governor's office may include, but is not limited to:
(a) Collaboration with the Washington state leadership board on the Washington world fellows program, a college readiness and study abroad fellowship administered by the office of the lieutenant governor;
(b) Beginning January 1, 2019, collaboration with the Washington state leadership board to administer the sports mentoring program as established under RCW 43.15.100, a mentoring program to encourage underserved youth to join sports or otherwise participate in the area of sports. If approved by the board, boundless Washington, an outdoor leadership program for young people with disabilities, shall satisfy the terms of the sports mentoring program; and
(c) The compilation of a yearly financial report, which shall be made available to the legislature no later than January 15th of each year, detailing all revenues and expenditures associated with the Washington world fellows program and the sports mentoring program. Any expenditures made by the Washington state leadership board in support of the Washington world fellows program and the sports mentoring program shall be made available to the office of the lieutenant governor for the purpose of inclusion in the annual financial report.
(7) The legislature may make appropriations in support of the Washington state leadership board subject to the availability of funds.
(8) The office of the lieutenant governor must post on its website detailed information on all funds received by the Washington state leadership board and all expenditures by the Washington state leadership board.

NOTES:

Effective date2021 c 176: See note following RCW 24.03A.005.
Effective date2020 c 114: See note following RCW 28A.175.075.
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