SB 5214

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.

Brief History:

Committee Activity: Transportation: 3/27/19, 3/28/19 [DPS].

Brief Summary of First Substitute Bill

  • Makes transportation appropriations for the 2019-21 fiscal biennium and supplemental appropriations for the 2017-2019 biennium.


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 under the Budget Bills and Documents header.

EFFECT OF CHANGES MADE BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE (First Substitute): Various appropriations were modified.

Appropriation: Various.

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

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.