2815-S2 AMH SMIN FORD 154





2SHB 2815 - H AMD TO H AMD (H-5643.4/08) 1282

By Representative Smith

ADOPTED 2/19/2008


   On page 18, after line 15, insert the following:

   "(4) Prior to implementation of the goals in this section, the department, in consultation with the department of community, trade, and economic development, cities, counties, local economic development organizations, and local and regional chambers of commerce, shall provide a report to the appropriate committees of the legislature on the anticipated impacts of the goals established in this section on the following:

   (a) The economic hardship on small businesses as it relates to the ability to hire and retain workers who do not reside in the county in which they are employed;

   (b) Impacts on low-income residents;

   (c) Impacts on agricultural employers and their employees, especially on the migrant farmworker community;

   (d) Impacts on distressed rural counties; and

   (e) Impacts in counties with more than fifty percent of the land base of the county in public or tribal lands."




EFFECT: Requires the DOT to provide a report on the anticipated impacts of the Vehicle Miles Traveled goals.