FINAL BILL REPORT
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C 416 L 19
Synopsis as Enacted
Brief Description: Making transportation appropriations for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium.
Sponsors: House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Fey, Wylie, Slatter and Valdez; by request of Office of Financial Management).
House Committee on Transportation
The state government operates on a fiscal biennium that begins July 1 of each odd-numbered year. Supplemental budgets are typically enacted in each of the following two years after adoption of the biennial budget. Appropriations are made in the biennial and supplemental transportation budgets for the operation and capital expenses of state transportation agencies and programs.
Appropriations totaling $9.837 billion are made for state transportation agencies and programs for the 2019-21 fiscal biennium from a number of transportation accounts. Capital-related appropriations total $5.1 billion, and operating-related appropriations total $4.7 billion. Some of the larger appropriations for the fiscal biennium include: $3.0 billion for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Highway Improvements program; $1.7 billion for debt service; $768 million for the WSDOT Preservation program; and $540 million for the Washington State Patrol. Fund transfers and other provisions are made. Additional detail can be found at fiscal.wa.gov.
Supplemental changes are made to the 2017-2019 Transportation Budget. Total appropriated funds are decreased by $505 million.
Votes on Final Passage:
(House refused to concur)
May 21, 2019
Contingent (Section 709)
Partial Veto Summary: The Governor vetoed several items in the 2019-21 Biennial Transportation Budget and 2019 Supplemental Transportation Budget. See veto message for details.