HOUSE 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.
As Passed House:
March 7, 2018
Title: An act relating to transportation funding and appropriations.
Brief Description: Making 2017-2019 supplemental transportation appropriations.
Sponsors: Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senator Hobbs; by request of Office of Financial Management).
Passed House: 3/7/18, 96-1.
Staff: Amy Skei (786-7109).
Washington state government operates on a fiscal biennium that begins on July 1 of each odd-numbered year. Supplemental budgets are typically enacted in each of the following two years after the adoption of a biennial budget. Appropriations are made in the biennial and supplemental transportation budgets for the operation and capital expenses of state transportation agencies and programs.
The 2017-19 State Transportation Appropriations Act (Transportation Budget) appropriated a total of $8.5 billion from a number of transportation accounts. The 2017-19 Omnibus Operating Budget contained appropriations for transportation-related compensation increases.
Summary of Bill:
The bill increases appropriations for the 2017-19 fiscal biennium by $826 million. Fund transfers and other changes to the 2017-19 Transportation Budget are also made.
Appropriation: The bill contains multiple appropriations. Please refer to the bill and supporting documents.
Fiscal Note: Not requested.
Effective Date: The bill contains an emergency clause and takes effect immediately.