SB 5689
As Reported by Senate Committee On:
Transportation, February 23, 2022
Title: An act relating to transportation funding and appropriations.
Brief Description: Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.
Sponsors: Senators Liias, Salda?a, Nguyen, Nobles and Wilson, C.; by request of Office of Financial Management.
Brief History:
Committee Activity: Transportation: 1/10/22, 2/21/22, 2/23/22 [DPS, DNP].
Brief Summary of First Substitute Bill
  • Makes supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2021-23 fiscal biennium.
Majority Report: That Substitute Senate Bill No. 5689 be substituted therefor, and the substitute bill do pass.
Signed by Senators Liias, Chair; Saldaña, Vice Chair; King, Ranking Member; Cleveland, Das, Fortunato, Holy, Lovelett, Lovick, Nguyen, Nobles, Padden, Randall, Sheldon and Wilson, C.
Minority Report: Do not pass.
Signed by Senators Hawkins and Wilson, J.
Staff: Kelly Simpson (786-7403)

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.   Supplemental budgets may be adopted during the biennium, making various modifications to agency appropriations.

Summary of Bill:

The bill as referred to committee not considered.

Summary of Bill (First Substitute):

The 2021-23 appropriations for various state transportation agencies and programs are modified.


Budget summary materials can be found in the SCS tab in the committee materials for the public hearing.


Various provisions with differing fiscal impacts were added as committee amendments, resulting in a net increase of $6.8 million in the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.

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:

The committee recommended a different version of the bill than what was heard.  Please refer to the January 10, 2022 recording of the public hearing on the Senate Transportation Committee Schedules, Agendas & Documents website at:

Persons Testifying: PRO:  Larry Ralston, Quinalt Indian Nation; Joe A. Kunzler; Anna Zivarts, Disability Rights WA, Disability Mobility Initiative; John Frasca, Disability Rights WA, Disability Mobility Initiative; Krystal Monteros, Disability Rights WA, Disability Mobility Initiative; Abby Griffith; Mayor Mason Thompson, City of Bothell; Counce4ilmember Ryan McIrvin, City of Renton; Councilmember Jennifer Robertson, City of Bellvue; Leah Missik, Climate Solutions; Matthew Sutherland, Transportation Choices Coalition; Diane Dobson, CEO of Renton Chamber of Commerce; Gordon Baxter; Misha Lujan, Ecomonic Alliance Snohomish County; Tanisha Sepulveda, Disability Rights WA, Disability Mobility Initiative. 
OTHER:  Eileen Graham, Treehouse; Sean Eagan, The Northwest Seaport Alliance; Linda Carroll; Bill Clarke; Mike Ennis, Association of Washington Business; Amber Carter, Identity Clark County, Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad; Jerry VanderWood, WA Construction Industry Council. 
Persons Signed In To Testify But Not Testifying: No one.