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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

24

Apr

2017

Legislature passes transportation budget

While the Legislature was not able to pass an operating budget in the 105-day regular session, they were successful in passing a transportation budget.

21

Apr

2017

Bill allows longer bike racks on transit buses

HB 1149 allows longer bike racks on transit buses.

14

Apr

2017

Pavement condition reporting bill passes legislature

HB 1490 sponsored by Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma) concerns the requirement of cities to report pavement condition data to the Department of Transportation.

14

Apr

2017

Bill increasing airport grants headed for Governor’s desk

HB 1018, sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake), increases the allowable grant amount from $250,000 to $750,000 that the Department of Transportation may provide for general aviation projects through the Airport Aid Grant Program.

31

Mar

2017

House rolls out their transportation budget

On March 27, the House Transportation Committee released its 2017-2019 transportation budget.

24

Mar

2017

Spotlight on Sound Transit vehicle taxes leads to a slew of new bills

In light of recent headlines outlining how Sound Transit calculated the value of vehicles subject to a Motor Vehicle Excise Tax (MVET) to pay for the Sound Transit 3 package (ST3), legislators have introduced a slew of bills to address the issue

24

Mar

2017

Senate releases transportation budget

On March 20, the Senate released their proposed transportation budget for the 2017-19 biennium.

17

Mar

2017

Relocation assistance bill gets amendment favorable to cities

SB 5049, sponsored by Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), would require a city to provide relocation assistance to parties displaced when property is acquired through eminent domain.

10

Mar

2017

Pavement condition reporting bill moving through the process

HB 1490, concerns the requirement of cities to biennially report pavement condition data to the Department of Transportation.

3

Mar

2017

Distracted driving bill on the move

SB 5289 sponsored by Sen. Ann Rivers (R-La Center), and HB 1371 sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle), would update and replace current laws that prohibit the use of hand-held cell phones and texting while driving.

3

Mar

2017

Bill would create community aviation loan program

HB 1656 sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake), creates a community aviation revitalization loan program within the Aeronautics Account.

3

Mar

2017

Bill would require cities to provide relocation assistance on projects

SB 5049 would remove a city’s ability to opt out of providing relocation assistance in certain circumstances,

3

Mar

2017

Legislature takes on REAL ID compliance

SB 5008/HB 1041 sponsored by Sen. Curtis King, (R-Yakima) and Rep. Judy Clibborn, (D-Mercer Island), would update Washington’s driver’s license requirements so that the state can begin to comply with federal REAL ID requirements.

24

Feb

2017

Airport grant bill passes House

HB 1018 would increase the allowable grant amount, from $250,000 to $750,000 that the Department of Transportation may provide for general aviation projects through the Airport Aid Grant Program.

24

Feb

2017

Regulating transportation network companies

SB 5620 concerns transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft.
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