ESHB 1125
C 472 L 23
Synopsis as Enacted
Brief Description: Making transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium and the 2023-2025 fiscal biennium. (REVISED FOR PASSED LEGISLATURE: Making transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 and 2023-2025 fiscal biennia.)
Sponsors: House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Fey, Lekanoff, Timmons, Paul, Wylie and Donaghy; by request of Office of Financial Management).
House Committee on Transportation

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.


Appropriations totaling $13.5 billion are made for state transportation agencies and programs for the 2023-25 fiscal biennium from a number of transportation accounts.  Capital-related appropriations total $7.3 billion, and operating-related appropriations total $6.1 billion.  Appropriations for the fiscal biennium include:  $10.1 billion for the Washington State Department of Transportation; $1.8 billion for debt service; $650 million for the Washington State Patrol; and $431 million for the Department of Licensing.  Fund transfers and other provisions are made.  Additional detail can be found at


Appropriations are adjusted for state transportation agencies and programs for the 2021-23 fiscal biennium.  Overall appropriations are reduced by $1.7 billion from $12.2 billion to $10.5 billion.  Capital-related appropriations are reduced by $1.6 billion, and operating-related appropriations are reduced by $39 million.  Fund transfers and other provisions are adjusted.

Votes on Final Passage:
Senate426(Senate amended)
House  (House refused to concur)
Conference Committee

May 16, 2023

Partial Veto Summary:

The Governor vetoed several items in the 2023-25 Biennial Transportation Budget and 2023 Supplemental Transportation Budget.  See veto message for details.