SENATE BILL 5106
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Senators Patterson, Vognild and Conner; by request of Office of Financial Management and Governor Gardner.
Read first time January 21, 1991. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
AN ACT Relating to the transportation budget; and amending 1990 c 298 s 20 (uncodified) and 1990 c 298 s 25 (uncodified).
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. 1990 c 298 s 20 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:
FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION‑-HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS‑-PROGRAM M
Vehicle Fund Appropriation‑-State........................ $.. ((
Motor Vehicle Fund Appropriation‑-Local........................ $........... 69,161
APPROPRIATION............................... $.. ((
The appropriations in this section are subject to the following conditions and limitations:
1,500,000)) 2,000,000 of the motor vehicle fund‑-state
appropriation is provided solely for snow and ice removal activities in excess
of $33,800,000. The excess moneys are to be matched with reprioritized
maintenance funds of twenty‑five percent of the total needed over
$33,800,000 until the $(( 1,500,000)) 2,000,000 is matched. The
legislative transportation committee must be notified if the resulting total of
$(( 35,800,000)) 36,467,000 is exceeded.
actual and projected expenditures for public damage repair exceed amounts
presumed in the maintenance work plan as submitted in the budget request to the
house of representatives and senate transportation committees, supplemental
relief will be sought.)) $2,400,000 of the motor vehicle fund‑-state
appropriation is provided solely for public damage repair in excess of
$7,800,000. The legislative transportation committee must be notified if the
resulting total of $10,200,000 is exceeded.
(3) $90,000 of the motor vehicle fund‑-state appropriation is provided solely for maintenance on the Spokane river bridge.
Sec. 2. 1990 c 298 s 25 (uncodified) is amended to read as follows:
FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION‑-MARINE‑-PROGRAM X
System Fund Appropriation................................ $.. ((
The appropriation in this section is subject to the following conditions and limitations:
The appropriation is based on the budgeted expenditure of $((
25,814,327 for vessel operating fuel in the 1989‑91 biennium. If
the actual cost of fuel is less than this budgeted amount, the excess amount
shall not be expended. (( If the actual cost exceeds this amount, the
department shall request a supplemental appropriation.))
(2) In the event that revenues available to the ferry system fund are not sufficient to support the expenditures necessary for the operation and maintenance of the state ferry system as authorized in this section, the department may transfer funds from the Puget Sound ferry operations account to the ferry system fund.
(3) The appropriation contained in this section provides for the compensation of ferry employees, including increases. The expenditures for compensation paid to ferry employees during the 1989‑91 biennium shall not exceed $115,999,901 plus a dollar amount, as prescribed by the office of financial management, which is equal to any insurance benefit increase granted general government employees in excess of $224.75 a month annualized per eligible marine employee multiplied by the number of eligible marine employees for the respective fiscal year, a dollar amount as prescribed by the office of financial management for salary increases during the 1989‑91 biennium, and a dollar amount as prescribed by the office of financial management for costs associated with pension amortization charges and cost of living allowances. For the purposes of this section, the expenditures for compensation paid to ferry employees shall be limited to salaries and wages and employee benefits as defined in the office of financial management's policies, regulations, and procedures named under objects of expenditure "A" and "B" (220.127.116.11). Of the $115,999,901 provided for compensation, plus the prescribed insurance benefit, pension, and salary increase dollar amount:
(a) The maximum dollar amount which shall be allocated from the governor's compensation salary appropriation is in addition to the appropriation contained in this section and may be used in conjunction with $19,794 to increase compensation costs, effective January 1, 1990;
(b) The prescribed insurance benefit increase dollar amount which shall be allocated from the governor's compensation insurance benefits appropriation is in addition to the appropriation contained in this section and may be used in conjunction with $40,046 to increase compensation costs, effective July 1, 1989;
(c) The maximum dollar amount which shall be allocated from the governor's compensation salary appropriation is in addition to the appropriation contained in this section and shall be used to maintain any 1989‑90 compensation increase and may be used in conjunction with $247,242 to increase compensation costs, effective January 1, 1991.
In no event may the June 30, 1990, hourly salary rate increase exceed any average hourly salary rate increase granted during the 1989‑ 90 fiscal year.
In no event may the June 30, 1991, hourly salary rate increase exceed any salary rate increase granted during the 1990‑91 fiscal year.
(4) The department of transportation shall provide the legislative transportation committee with a monthly report concerning the status of the operating program authorized in this section.
(5) The appropriation in this section contains $1,303,000 which shall be expended only to complete the marine division payroll/personnel integration project.
(6) The transportation commission shall propose to the legislative transportation committee a reporting structure that reflects the respective operating expenditures and revenues supporting each of the vessel routes by December 31, 1989. The proposed reporting structure should be tied to existing accounting data and should provide the legislature adequate information to examine the tax subsidy required to support the operation of the various routes.
(7) $130,000 of this appropriation is provided solely for rent and maintenance increases for terminal property at Sidney, British Columbia.