HOUSE BILL 2068
State of Washington
2019 Regular Session
ByRepresentatives Ortiz-Self and Kloba
Read first time 02/15/19.Referred to Committee on Transportation.
AN ACT Relating to providing discounted toll rates to certain individuals on certain tolled facilities; adding a new section to chapter 47.56
RCW; and providing an effective date.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1.
A new section is added to chapter 47.56
RCW under the subchapter heading "toll facilities created after July 1, 2008" to read as follows:
(1) The department shall provide a forty percent discount, to eligible individuals enrolled in the program implemented pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, from the toll rates charged for travel on any portion of the following state routes:
(a) State route number 167;
(b) State route number 405; and
(c) State route number 509.
(2)(a) The department shall develop and implement a discount toll program, in coordination with the department of social and health services, to:
(i) Notify individuals of their eligibility for a discount on toll rates on the state routes designated in subsection (1) of this section; and
(ii) Enroll eligible individuals in the discount toll program.
(b) The department may adopt such rules as are necessary to implement the discount toll program.
(3) For purposes of this section, "eligible individuals" are:
(a) Persons who are Washington residents and temporary assistance for needy families grants' recipients; and
(b) Persons who are Washington residents and basic food program recipients.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2. This act takes effect October 1, 2019.
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