SB 5096

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 of March 22, 2017

Title: An act relating to transportation funding and appropriations.

Brief Description: Making transportation appropriations for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium.

Sponsors: Senators King and Hobbs; by request of Office of Financial Management.

Brief History:

Committee Activity: Transportation: 3/21/17.

Brief Summary of Bill

  • Makes appropriations for transportation related agencies and purposes for the 2017-19 and 2015-17 biennia.


Staff: Kim Johnson (786-7472)

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 of Bill: The bill as referred to committee not considered.

Summary of Bill (Proposed Substitute): Appropriations are made for state transportation agencies and programs for the 2017-19 fiscal biennium. Additionally, the 2015-17 biennial appropriations for various transportation agencies and programs are modified.

Budget summary materials are available online at under the Budget Bills & Documents header.

Appropriation: Various.

Fiscal Note: Not requested.

Creates Committee/Commission/Task Force that includes Legislative members: No.

Effective Date: The bill contains several effective dates. Please refer to the bill.

Staff Summary of Public Testimony on Proposed Substitute: Please refer to the March 21, 2017, recording of the public hearing on the Senate AV Capture All website at

Persons Testifying: PRO: Sean Eagan, The Northwest Seaport Alliance; Amber Carter, Client: Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad & Identity Clark County; Gary Smith, Independent Business Association; Jim Hedrick, Greater Spokane Incorporated. CON: Joe Kendo, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Dennis Eagle, WA Federation of State Employees; Peter Hart, Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific; Gordon Baxter, IBU, MM&P, MEBA, OPEIU 8, FASPAA, PSMTC; Darrell Kimmerly, Masters, Mates, and Pilots; Bryan Hanley, Masters, Mates, and Pilots; Mark Nitchman, Staff Chief Engineer, Marine Eingineers Bemnevolent Association; Vince Oliveri, PTE 17. OTHER: Brad Jerkovich, Ferry Coalition; Virgil Gaspar, Pipe Fitter; Christina Homolka, Welder; Mike Cero, Save I-90; Steve Marshall, Center for Advanced Transportation & Energy Solutions; Captain Dan Twohig, International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots; Michael Transue, Tacoma Pierce County Chamber.

Persons Signed In To Testify But Not Testifying: No one.