FINAL 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.
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Synopsis as Enacted
Brief Description: Making 2013-2015 supplemental transportation appropriations.
Sponsors: Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Eide and King; by request of Governor Inslee).
Senate Committee on Transportation
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: The 2013-15 biennial appropriations for various transportation agencies and programs are modified.
Votes on Final Passage:
April 4, 2014
Partial Veto Summary: The Governor vetoed nine sections or parts of sections (appropriation items) in the Supplemental Transportation Appropriations Act. The effect was to remove certain directive language concerning:
the Traffic Safety Commission continuing to provide funding to counties for target zero task forces during the 2013-15 biennium at the same levels that were in place on January 1, 2014;
the Washington State Patrol coordinating and supporting local law enforcement at the U.S. Open national golf championship in Pierce County;
the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) accepting the transfer to the state highway system of Quarry Road;
WSDOT using a cost-benefit methodology tool developed in 2008 for rail projects when analyzing Freight Rail Investment Bank and Freight Rail Assistance Program projects; and
the implementation of certain legislation that did not pass.
The veto also removed the following appropriation items and attendant language:
the reduction in appropriation to the Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board's of $25,000 reverting the appropriation back to the 2013 level; and
the funding and direction to the Transportation Commission to complete the statewide transportation plan resulting in a reduction of $125,000.
For more information please refer to the Governor's veto message: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=6001&year=2013