ESSB 5689
As Amended by House, February 26, 2022
Title: An act relating to transportation funding and appropriations.
Brief Description: Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.
Sponsors: Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by 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].
Floor Activity: Passed Senate: 2/25/22, 41-8.
Passed House: 2/26/22, 91-3.
Brief Summary of Engrossed 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 Engrossed First Substitute Bill:

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.

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.

Strikes the Senate supplemental transportation budget and replaces it with the House supplemental transportation budget.