SENATE 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 Amended by House, April 12, 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.
Committee Activity: Transportation: 3/21/17, 3/22/17 [DPS, DNP].
Passed Senate: 4/06/17, 49-0.Passed House: 4/12/17, 77-19.
SENATE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
Majority Report: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 5096 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass.
Signed by Senators King, Chair; Sheldon, Vice Chair; Baumgartner, Ericksen, Fortunato, Hawkins, O'Ban, Walsh and Wilson.
Minority Report: Do not pass.
Signed by Senators Hobbs, Ranking Minority Member; Liias, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Cleveland, Saldaña, Takko and Van De Wege.
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 Engrossed Bill: 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.
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: The committee recommended a different version of the bill than what was heard. Please refer to the March 21, 2017, recording of the public hearing on the Senate AV Capture All website at http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/Pages/avcaaudio.aspx.
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.
EFFECT OF HOUSE AMENDMENT(S): Various projects and appropriations were adjusted.