CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2044
1991 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 20, 1991
Yeas 98 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 19, 1991
Yeas 46 Nays 0
President of the Senate
Governor of the State of Washington
I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2044 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Secretary of State
State of Washington
SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 2044
Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representative Cooper).
Read first time March 6, 1991.
AN ACT Relating to the membership of the transportation improvement board; amending RCW 47.26.121; providing an effective date; and declaring an emergency.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 47.26.121 and 1990 c 266 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:
There is hereby created a transportation improvement board of ((
seventeen members, six of whom shall be county members and six of whom
shall be city members. The remaining members shall be: (a) The assistant
secretary of the department of transportation whose primary responsibilities
relate to planning and public transportation; (b) the assistant secretary for
highways of the department of transportation; (( and)) (c) the (( state
aid engineer)) assistant secretary for local programs of the
department of transportation; (d) a representative of a public transit
system; and (e) a private sector representative.
the county members of the board, one member shall be a county engineer from a
county of the first class or larger; one member shall be a county engineer from
a county of the second class or smaller; one member shall be the executive
director of the county road administration board, created by RCW 36.78.060; two
members shall be county executives, council members, or commissioners from
counties of the first class or larger; one member shall be a county executive,
council member, or commissioner from a county of the second class or smaller.
All county members of the board, except the executive director of the county
road administration board, shall be appointed. Not more than one county member
of the board shall be from any one county. For the purposes of this
subsection, the term "county engineer" ((
means the director of public works in any county in which such a
(3) Of the city members of the board two shall be chief city engineers, public works directors, or other city employees with responsibility for public works activities, of cities over twenty thousand population; one shall be a chief city engineer, public works director, or other city employee with responsibility for public works activities, of a city of less than twenty thousand population; two shall be mayors, commissioners, or city council members of cities of more than twenty thousand population; and one shall be a mayor, commissioner, or council member of a city of less than twenty thousand population. All of the city members shall be appointed. Not more than one city member of the board shall be from any one city.
(4) The transit member shall be a general manager, executive director, or transit director of a city-owned transit system, county transportation authority, metropolitan municipal corporation, or public transportation benefit area.
(5) The private sector member shall be a citizen with business, management, and transportation related experience and shall be active in a business community-based transportation organization.
Appointments of county ((
and)), city, transit, and private
sector representatives shall be made by the secretary of the department of
transportation, with (( initial)) appointments to be made by July 1, (( 1988))
1991. Appointees shall be chosen from a list of two persons for each
position nominated by the Washington state association of counties for county
members (( and)), the association of Washington cities for city
members, and the Washington state transit association for the transit member.
(( Except as provided in subsection (5) of this section, terms of appointment
are four years.)) In the case of a vacancy, the appointment shall be only
for the remainder of the unexpired term in which the vacancy has occurred. A
vacancy shall be deemed to have occurred on the board when any member elected
to public office completes that term of office or is removed therefrom for any
reason or when any member employed by a political subdivision terminates such employment
for whatsoever reason.
The initial appointment to the board for three county representatives and three
city representatives shall be for terms of two years and the remainder of the))
(7) Appointments shall be for terms of four years. Terms of all
appointed members shall expire on June 30th of even-numbered years.
(8) The board shall elect a chair from among its members for a two-year
(9) Expenses of the board, including administration of the
transportation improvement program, shall be paid from the urban arterial
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. This act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and shall take effect July 1, 1991.