Washington State
House of Representatives
Office of Program Research
Transportation Committee
HB 1135
Brief Description: Making transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.
Sponsors: Representatives Fey, Bronoske, Hackney and Ramos; by request of Office of Financial Management.
Brief Summary of Bill
  • Makes biennial transportation appropriations for the 2021-23 biennium.
Hearing Date: 1/21/21
Staff: Amy Skei (786-7109).

The state government operates on a fiscal biennium that begins July 1 of each odd-numbered year.  Supplemental budgets are typically enacted in each of the following two years after adoption of the biennial budget.  Appropriations are made in the biennial and supplemental transportation budgets for the operation and capital expenses of state transportation agencies and programs.

Summary of Bill:

Appropriations totaling $10.7 billion are made for state transportation agencies and programs for the 2021-23 fiscal biennium from a number of transportation accounts.  Capital-related appropriations total $5.4 billion, and operating-related appropriations total $5.3 billion.  Appropriations for the fiscal biennium include:  $7.2 billion for the Washington State Department of Transportation; $2.2 billion for debt service; $569 million for the Washington State Patrol; and $364 million for the Department of Licensing.  Fund transfers and other provisions are made.  Additional detail can be found at fiscal.wa.gov.

Appropriation: The bill contains multiple appropriations.
Fiscal Note: Not requested.
Effective Date: The bill contains an emergency clause and takes effect immediately.