ESB 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 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.

Brief History:

Committee Activity: Transportation: 3/21/17, 3/22/17 [DPS, DNP].

Floor Activity:

Passed Senate: 4/06/17, 49-0.Passed House: 4/12/17, 77-19.

Brief Summary of Engrossed Bill

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


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 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: 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

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.