SENATE BILL REPORT
This analysis was prepared by non-partisan legislative staff for the use of legislative members in their deliberations. This analysis is not a part of the legislation nor does it constitute a statement of legislative intent.
As Reported by Senate Committee On:
Transportation, March 28, 2019
Title: An act relating to transportation funding and appropriations.
Brief Description: Making transportation appropriations for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium.
Sponsors: Senators Hobbs and Palumbo; by request of Office of Financial Management.
Committee Activity: Transportation: 3/27/19, 3/28/19 [DPS].
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
Majority Report: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 5214 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass.
Signed by Senators Hobbs, Chair; Saldaña, Vice Chair; King, Ranking Member; Sheldon, Assistant Ranking Member; Cleveland, Das, Fortunato, Lovelett, Nguyen, O'Ban, Padden, Randall, Takko, Wilson, C. and Zeiger.
Staff: Kim Johnson (786-7472)
Background: The operating and capital expenses of state transportation agencies and programs are funded on a biennial basis by an omnibus transportation budget adopted by the Legislature in odd-numbered years. Additionally, supplemental budgets may be adopted during the biennium, making various modifications to agency appropriations.
Summary of Bill: The bill as referred to committee not considered.
Summary of Bill (First Substitute): Appropriations are provided for certain state transportation agencies and programs for the 2019-21 fiscal biennium and are adjusted for the 2017-2019 biennium.
Budget summary materials are available online at http://fiscal.wa.gov/ under the Budget Bills and Documents header.
EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE (First Substitute): Various appropriations were modified.
Fiscal Note: Not requested.
Creates Committee/Commission/Task Force that includes Legislative members: Yes.
Effective Date: The bill contains an emergency clause and takes effect immediately.
Staff Summary of Public Testimony on Proposed Substitute: The committee recommended a different version of the bill than what was heard. Please refer to the March 27, 2019 recording of the public hearing on the Senate AV Capture All website at http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/Pages/avcaaudio.aspx.
Persons Testifying: PRO: Senator Steve Hobbs, Prime Sponsor; Toni Troutner, Kent Councilmember; Sol Keiter, Cithaeron; Briahna Murray, Kent contract lobbyist; Jane Wall, Washington State Association of Counties; Jeff DeVere, City of Liberty Lake, Contract Lobbyist; Logan Bahr, Association of Washington Cities; Amber Carter, Identity Clark County, Port of Vancouver, Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad (OTHER); Luis Moscoso, All Aboard Washington; Lloyd Flem, All Aboard Washington; Gordon Baxter, IBU, MM&P, PSMTC, ILWU; Walt Elliott, Ferry Advisory Executive Council; Dave Hoogerwerf, Ferry Advisory Executive Council; Chris Herman, Washington Public Ports Association. OTHER: Chris Roberts, Councilmember, City of Shoreline; Mike Shaw, Washington State Transit Association; Marc Daily, Thurston Regional Planning Council; Dawn Rains, Treehouse; James King, Independent Business Association; Emily Murphy, Conservation Northwest; Jerry Kirschner; Thomas White.
Persons Signed In To Testify But Not Testifying: No one.