ESSB 6106

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 Senate, February 23, 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).

Brief History:

Committee Activity: Transportation: 2/20/18, 2/21/18 [DPS].

Floor Activity:

Passed Senate: 2/23/18, 47-1.

Brief Summary of Engrossed First Substitute Bill

  • Makes supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2017-19 fiscal biennium.


Majority Report: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 6106 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass.

Signed by Senators Hobbs, Chair; Saldaña, Vice Chair; King, Ranking Member; Chase, Cleveland, Dhingra, Fortunato, Liias, McCoy, Sheldon, Takko, Wellman and Zeiger.

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 First Substitute Bill: The 2017-19 appropriations for various state transportation agencies and programs are modified.

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

Appropriation: Various.

Fiscal Note: Not requested.

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

Effective Date: The bill contains an emergency clause and takes effect immediately.

Staff Summary of Public Testimony on First Substitute: Please refer to the February 20, 2018 recording of the public hearing on the Senate AV Capture All website at

Persons Testifying: PRO: Justin Leighton, Washington State Transit Association; Jane Wall, Association of Washington Cities; Brad Tower, Eastside For-Hire; Amber Carter, Portland Vancovuer Junction Railroad, Port of Vancouver USA and Identity Clark County; Doug Levy, Cities of Everett and Lake Stevens; Al Aldrich, City of Marysville; Shelly Helder, Snohomish County; Dawn Vyvyan, Sauk-Suiattle Tribe; Briahna Murray, City of Bellevue; Chris Van Dyk, Assistant General Manager, Eastside For Hire, Inc.

OTHER: Abigail Doerr, Transportation Choices Coalition; Tim Gould, Sierra Cub; Gary Smith, Automotive Recyclers of Washington.

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