HOUSE BILL NO. 2802


                                                           AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE


                                                                            C 206 L 90



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1990 Regular Session


By Representatives Todd, Fraser, McLean, Belcher, Locke, Brumsickle and Silver; by request of Department of General Administration



Read first time 1/22/90 and referred to Committee on State Government.



AN ACT Relating to transportation to and from and parking at state facilities; adding new sections to chapter 43.19 RCW; creating a new section; and repealing RCW 46.08.172.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.     The legislature finds that:

          (1) Access to and from state-owned and leased facilities favors single-passenger automobiles;

          (2) Current state facilities in some cases do not provide sufficient parking to meet the demands created by reliance on the single-occupant automobile;

          (3) The costs in traffic congestion, pollution, and building roads and parking facilities to support continued access by single passenger automobiles are escalating;

          (4) During construction of the natural resources agencies building the number of parking stalls on the capitol campus will be reduced by six hundred spaces;

          (5) Cost-effective alternatives to the single-passenger automobile to provide access to state government are available; and

          (6) There is broad consensus among state and local governments to pursue a coordinated approach to managing parking and transportation for state facilities to improve access to these facilities.

          Therefore, it is the purpose of sections 1 through 5 of this act to provide the department of general administration with authority to develop parking and transportation management programs; ensure that access to state government for customers, employees, and visitors is improved; and promote alternatives to the single-occupant automobile.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 2.     The definitions set forth in this section apply throughout this chapter.

          (1) "State agency" means any state office, agency, commission, department, board, or institution financed in whole or part from funds appropriated by the legislature, except institutions of higher education.

          (2) "State facilities" means all state-owned and leased facilities except state roads and highways, institutions of higher education, state parks, park and ride facilities, ferry terminals, and state military facilities.

          (3) "Parking and transportation management" means policies and programs designed for the specific users of state facilities and how those users affect local transportation systems.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 3.     To carry out the purposes of sections 1 through 4 of this act, the director of general administration shall:

          (1) In consultation with state agencies, state employees, local and regional governments, the business community, and other interested groups, develop and implement a comprehensive state agency transportation and parking management program for state facilities;

          (2) Implement alternatives to the single-occupant automobile, including but not limited to identifying alternative methods of travel, and programs and facilities and funding sources that support these alternatives;

          (3) Provide transportation and parking criteria in the development of new or renovated state facilities, including but not limited to facility siting and design;

          (4) Establish standards governing the management and allocation of parking spaces in state-owned and leased parking facilities, among visitors, clients, state employees, and service providers;

          (5) Establish a fair and equitable system, considering market rates, of parking rates for users of state-owned and leased facilities;

          (6) Establish an operational unit within the department and employ such personnel as are necessary to carry out the purposes of sections 1 through 4 of this act.  The program manager is exempt from chapter 41.06 RCW;

          (7) Establish necessary rules and procedures for carrying out the purposes of sections 1 through 4 of this act;

          (8) Delegate the authority granted to the director under sections 3 and 4 of this act to any agency upon such terms as considered advisable.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 4.     The director of general administration shall establish fees and charges for parking and transportation programs.  Fees and charges shall be used as follows:

          (1) Revenues collected from parking charges on the capitol campus shall be first applied to debt service as specified in the revenue bonds issued for the parking facilities constructed under RCW 79.24.300 through 79.24.340.

          (2) The state agency transportation and parking management account is created in the state treasury.  Any funds remaining after the debt specified by subsection (1) of this section is satisfied, as well as revenues collected as parking fees at locations other than the capitol campus, and charges from other transportation programs that are part of the state agency transportation and parking management plan shall be paid to the account.  The department of general administration shall administer the account, and moneys in the account may be spent only after appropriation.

          (3) The account shall be used for the payment of costs, expenses, and charges incurred in the operation and administration of transportation or parking programs administered by the department of general administration, or other state agencies as part of the state agency transportation and parking management program.  The programs of the various state agencies shall be treated as separate entities for financial and accounting control.  Revenues collected as parking fees or as charges for other transportation programs that are part of the state agency transportation and parking management plan, but that are administered by agencies other than the department of general administration, shall be paid to the account of the agency within the account, and shall be applied to the program from which the revenues were collected.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 5.     The director of general administration shall adopt and enforce such rules as may be deemed necessary to accomplish the purpose of sections 1 through 4 of this act.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 6.     If specific funding for the purposes of this act, referencing this act by bill number, is not provided by June 30, 1990, in the supplemental omnibus appropriations act, this act shall be null and void.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 7.     Sections 1 through 5 of this act are each added to chapter 43.19 RCW.


          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 8.  Section 1, chapter 158, Laws of 1963, section 323, chapter 258, Laws of 1984, section 59, chapter 57, Laws of 1985, section 901, chapter 2, Laws of 1988 ex. sess. and RCW 46.08.172 are each repealed.


                                                                                                                           Passed the House March 5, 1990.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate March 2, 1990.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.