SB 5162
As of March 27, 2023
Title: An act relating to transportation funding and appropriations.
Brief Description: Making transportation appropriations for the 2023-2025 fiscal biennium.
Sponsors: Senators Liias, King and Nobles; by request of Office of Financial Management.
Brief History:
Committee Activity: Transportation: 1/17/23, 3/30/23.
Brief Summary of Bill
  • Makes transportation appropriations for the 2023-25 fiscal biennium and supplemental appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.
Staff: Brandon Popovac (786-7465)

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 (Proposed Substitute):

Appropriations are provided for certain state transportation and general government agencies and programs for the 2023-25 fiscal biennium and are adjusted for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.


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: Yes.
Effective Date: The bill contains an emergency clause and takes effect immediately.
Staff Summary of Public Testimony (January 17, 2023):

Please refer to the January 17, 2023 recording of the public hearing on the Senate Transportation Committee Schedules, Agendas & Documents website at

Persons Testifying (January 17, 2023): PRO: Senator Marko Liias, Prime Sponsor; Leah Missik, Climate Solutions; Michael Mann, Clean & Prosperous WA; Heidi Sickler, bp pulse fleet; Axel Swanson, Washington State Association of County Engineers; Michael White, King County; Genesee Adkins, City of Bellevue; Noelani Derrickson, Tesla; Brandy DeLange, Association of Washington Cities.

CON: Michael Transue, Tacoma Pierce County Chamber & the City of Fife.

OTHER: Sean Eagan, The Northwest Seaport Alliance; Debora Munguia, Mason County; Greg Johnson, Wright Runstad & Co; Jodie Alberts, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce; Ron Allen, Chairman Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe; David Garlington, City of Sequim; Mark Ozias, Clallam County Commissioner; Bill Adamson, South Sound Military & Communities Partnership; Marc Daily, Thurston Regional Planning Council, Executive Director; David Troutt, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Natural Resources Director; Mike Ennis, Association of Washington Business; Sheri Call, Washington Trucking Associations; Jerry Vanderwood; Mark Riker, Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council; Dana Schutter, Deputy Chief, Eastside Fire & Rescue; Cheryl Stewart, Northwest Associated General Contractors; Jake Mayson, Greater Spokane Incorporated; Nadine Woodward, Office of the Mayor of Spokane.
Persons Signed In To Testify But Not Testifying (January 17, 2023): No one.