HB 1786
As Reported by House Committee On:
Title: An act relating to transportation funding and appropriations.
Brief Description: Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.
Sponsors: Representatives Fey, Ramos and Wylie; by request of Office of Financial Management.
Brief History:
Committee Activity:
Transportation: 1/10/22, 2/21/22, 2/24/22 [DPS].
Brief Summary of Substitute Bill
  • Makes supplemental changes to transportation appropriations for the 2021-23 fiscal biennium.
Majority Report: The substitute bill be substituted therefor and the substitute bill do pass.Signed by 26 members:Representatives Fey, Chair; Wylie, 1st Vice Chair; Bronoske, 2nd Vice Chair; Ramos, 2nd Vice Chair; Barkis, Ranking Minority Member; Eslick, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Robertson, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Volz, Assistant Ranking Minority Member; Berry, Chapman, Dent, Donaghy, Duerr, Entenman, Griffey, Hackney, McCaslin, Orcutt, Paul, Ramel, Riccelli, Slatter, Taylor, Valdez, Walsh and Wicks.
Minority Report: Without recommendation.Signed by 3 members:Representatives Goehner, Klicker and Sutherland.
Staff: Amy Skei (786-7109).

Washington 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 the adoption of a biennial budget.  Appropriations are made in the biennial and supplemental transportation budgets for the operation and capital expenses of the state transportation agencies and programs.

The 2021-23 State Transportation Appropriations Act (Transportation Budget) appropriated a total of $11.8 billion from a number of transportation accounts.

Summary of Substitute Bill:

The substitute bill decreases appropriations for the 2021-23 fiscal biennium by $113 million.  Fund transfers and other changes to the 2021-23 Transportation Budget are also made.

Substitute Bill Compared to Original Bill:

The substitute bill decreased appropriations by $721.8 million compared to levels provided in the original bill. 

Appropriation: The bill contains multiple appropriations. Please refer to the bill and supporting documents.
Fiscal Note: Not requested.
Effective Date of Substitute Bill: The bill contains an emergency clause and takes effect immediately.
Staff Summary of Public Testimony:

Please refer to the January 10, 2022, recording of the public hearing on the original bill.


Please refer to the February 21, 2022, recording of the public hearing on the proposed substitute bill.

Persons Testifying: Hearing Date January 10, 2022
(In support of the original bill) Representative Jake Fey, prime sponsor; Clarinda Underwood, Quinault Indian Nation; Joe A. Kunzler; Anna Zivarts, Vanessa Pruitt, and Kyle Parrish, Disability Mobility Project, Disability Rights Washington; Mason Thompson, City of Bothell; Ryan McIrvin, City of Renton; Lynne Robinson, City of Bellevue; Neil Strege, Washington Roundtable; Leah Missik, Climate Solutions; Matthew Sutherland, Transportation Choices Coalition; Diane Dobson, Renton Chamber of Commerce; and Gordon Baxter, Inlandboatmens Union and Masters, Mates and Pilots.
(Opposed to original bill) Tom Kammerzell, Maple K Farms, LLC; and Barney Buckley.
(Other testimony on the original bill) Dawn Rains, Treehouse; John McCarthy, The Northwest Seaport Alliance; Jerry VanderWood, Associated General Contractors of Washington; Bill Clarke, Washington Public Utilities District Association; Mike Ennis, Association of Washington Business; Amber Carter, Identity Clark County and Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad; and Mary Paterson.

Hearing Date February 21, 2022
(In support of the proposed substitute bill) Anna Zivarts, Disability Mobility Initiative, Disability Rights Washington; Chris Covert-Bowlds, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility; Bryce Yadon, Transportation Choices Coalition; Raymond Paolella; Mark Riker, Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council; Joe Kendo, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO; and Scott Richards, The Nature Conservancy.

(Opposed to the proposed substitute bill) John Worthington.

(Other testimony on the proposed substitute bill) Mary Paterson; Brent McFarlane; Curt Augustine, Alliance for Automotive Innovation; Breck Lebegue, Physicians for Social Responsibility; Chris Covert-Bowlds, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility; Luis Moscoso, All Aboard Washington; Sandra Toussaint, AFSCME Council 28/Washington Federation of State Employees; Mara Machulsky, Hoh Tribe; Amber Carter, Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad; Maxine Herbert-Hill, State Route 162 Community Group; Michael Hurwicz; Sharon Abreu; Alex Soldano, Sound Transit; Axel Swanson, Washington State Association of County Engineers; and Brandy DeLange, Association of Washington Cities.
Persons Signed In To Testify But Not Testifying: None.