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.
C 313 L 17
Synopsis as Enacted
Brief Description: Making transportation appropriations for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium.
Sponsors: Senators King and Hobbs; by request of Office of Financial Management.
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: 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 www.fiscal.wa.gov under the Budget Bills & Documents header.
Votes on Final Passage:
(Senate refused to concur/
asked House for conference)
May 16, 2017
July 1, 2017 (Section 706)
Partial Veto Summary: Multiple provisions were vetoed, including sections that:
directed the Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT) tolling division to study and report on the potential of converting two staffed tollbooths on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to unstaffed booths;
required DOT to maintain a separate maintenance budget for the Hood Canal Bridge;
created a new I-5/Exit 274 interchange project in Blaine to begin in the 2023-25 biennium;
made legislative findings regarding the framework and administration of funding related to the Volkswagen settlement; and
amended RCW 46.61.5054 authorizing the expenditure of certain fee revenues by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission on the administration of a grant program for the reduction of driving under the influence (DUI) related offenses.