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HB 1160House transportation budget Alive: Approved by House, sent to Senate Jake Fey (D)Sharon Wylie (D), Vandana Slatter (D), Javier Valdez (D)
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HB 1504Revises DUI laws; amended by Senate committee to allow prosecutors to charge drivers with felony DUI if they have three or more convictions within 15 years, rather than the current 10 yearsAlive: Approved by House and SenateBrad Klippert (R)Roger Goodman (D)
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HB 1772Allow local governments to regulate motorized scooters and scooter-share programs, require scooter-share companies to carry insurance coverageAlive: Approved by House and SenateNicole Macri (D)Kelly Chambers (R), Joe Fitzgibbon (D), Morgan Irwin (R), Sharon Shewmake (D)
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HB 1793Allow Seattle to create pilot program using automated traffic cameras to ticket drivers who illegally block crosswalks or transit-only lanes. Alive: Approved by House, sent to SenateJoe Fitzgibbon (D)Eric Pettigrew (D), Nicole Macri (D), Javier Valdez (D), Jake Fey (D), Eileen Cody (D), Tana Senn (D), Larry Springer (D), Gerry Pollet (D), Gael Tarleton (D)
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HB 2042Create tax credits and exemptions for alternative fuel vehicles, including electric cars; increase alternative fuel vehicle registration feesAlive: Approved by House Transportation Committee; public hearing held in House Finance Committee Jake Fey (D)Ed Orcutt (R), Vandana Slatter (D), Beth Doglio (D), Steve Tharinger (D), Bill Ramos (D)
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HB 2123Change the way car tabs that fund Sound Transit are calculated and attempt to offset the loss for Sound Transit by discounting leases on state land Sound Transit needs to build transit projects. The bill's sponsor says he doesn't want to harm transit; Sound Transit says the offset isn't enough.Stalled: Public hearing held in House Transportation Committee; vote scheduled but no vote taken; sponsor said he plans to continue working on itMike Pellicciotti (D)Mari Leavitt (D), Christine Kilduff (D), Debra Entenman (D), Cindy Ryu (D), Roger Goodman (D), Steve Bergquist (D), Shelley Kloba (D), Vandana Slatter (D), Javier Valdez (D), Larry Springer (D), Gerry Pollet (D), Eric Pettigrew (D), Steve Kirby (D), Derek Stanford (D), John Lovick (D), Tina Orwall (D), Lauren Davis (D), Zack Hudgins (D), Lillian Ortiz-Self (D), Pat Sullivan (D), Amy Walen (D), Tana Senn (D), My-Linh Thai (D), Jared Mead (D), June Robinson (D), Strom Peterson (D), Sharon Tomiko Santos (D), Bill Ramos (D), Lisa Callan (D)
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HB 2132 Authorize tolling on I-405, SR 167, SR 509 and issuing bonds payable by toll revenueAlive: Public hearing held in House Transportation CommitteeJake Fey (D)Vandana Slatter (D), Cindy Ryu (D), Amy Walen (D), Javier Valdez (D), My-Linh Thai (D)
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SB 5018Convert Interstate 405 toll lanes to high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanesDead: Public hearing in Senate Transportation Committee, no voteGuy Palumbo (D)Phil Fortunato (R)
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SB 5042Change the way car tabs that fund Sound Transit are calculated, tying the formula to the Kelley Blue Book or National Automobile Dealers Association, whichever is lower, and retroactively credit drivers who paid the higher fees under Sound Transit 3. This bill would result in a bigger financial hit for Sound Transit than HB 2123.Dead: Public hearing held in Senate Transportation Committee, no voteSteve O'Ban (R)Randi Becker (R), Steve Conway (D), Phil Fortunato (R), Jim Honeyford (R), Hans Zeiger (R), Mark Mullet (D), Shelly Short (R)
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SB 5075Require Sound Transit to create a car-tab credit for certain drivers with low incomes. The program would offer discounted car tabs for people who make 250 percent of the federal poverty line or less and have vehicles 10 years old or newer. Those who qualify would also be eligible for a one-time credit for tabs paid in 2019.Dead: Public hearing held in Senate Transportation Committee, no votePatty Kuderer (D)Guy Palumbo (D), Lisa Wellman (D), Sam Hunt (D), Bob Hasegawa (D), Jeannie Darneille (D)
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SB 5104Bar most local governments from imposing tolls, like the "congestion pricing" Seattle is in the early stages of considering. Dead: Failed to receive full Senate vote by March 13 deadlineTim Sheldon (D)Christine Rolfes (D), Phil Fortunato (R), Mark Schoesler (R), Steve O'Ban (R)
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SB 5214Senate transportation budgetAlive: Approved by Senate Transportation Committee, sent to Senate Rules CommitteeSteve Hobbs (D)Guy Palumbo (D)
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SB 5220Convert Sound Transit's board to a directly elected body. (Today, the board is made up of elected officials from throughout the region.)Dead: Public hearing held in Senate Transportation Committee, no voteSteve O'Ban (R)Guy Palumbo (D), Conway, Becker, Hans Zeiger (R)
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SB 5299Allow prosecutors to charge drivers with felony DUI if they have three or more convictions within 15 years, rather than the current 10 years.Dead: Failed to receive full Senate vote by March 13 deadlineMike Padden (R)David Frockt (D), Patty Kuderer (D), Keith Wagoner (R)
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SB 5336Create sales tax exemption for electric vehicles that cost $45,000 or less; increase tax incentives for purchase of alternative fuels commercial vehicles; allow utilities to adopt electrification plans for investing in electric vehicle infrastructure that does not increase costs to ratepayers by more than .0025 percent.Alive: Approved by Senate Environment, Energy & Technology and Transportation committees; public hearing held in Senate Ways & Means CommitteeGuy Palumbo (D)Reuven Carlyle (D), Joe Nguyen (D), Rebecca Saldaña (D), Bob Hasegawa (D), Manka Dhingra (D), David Frockt (D), Patty Kuderer (D)
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SB 5695Increase fines for violating high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane rules and create a new penalty for using a dummy or doll to try to avoid getting caught.Alive: Approved by Senate, sent to House; approved by House Transportation CommitteeMarko Liias (D)Curtis King (R), Hans Zeiger (R), Rebecca Saldaña (D), Patty Kuderer (D)
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SB 5723Increase penalties for certain traffic infractions, like failure to yield and following too closely, when “vulnerable roadway users” — including pedestrians and cyclists— are involved.Alive: Approved by Senate and HouseEmily Randall (D)Rebecca Saldaña (D), Marko Liias (D), Christine Rolfes (D), Andy Billig (D), Joe Nguyen (D)
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SB 5825Authorize tolling on I-405, SR 167, SR 509 (would not authorize bonds payable by toll revenue)Alive: Approved by Senate Transportation Committee Steve Hobbs (D)Curtis King (R)
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SB 5926Create statewide regulations for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, preempting most local regulation of the companies.Dead: Public hearing in Senate Transportation Committee, no voteSteve Hobbs (D)Curtis King (R), Dean Takko (D), Hans Zeiger (R)
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SB 5971, SB 5972, SB 5970Transportation package to raise $15 billion for various transportation projects, including highway maintenance, fish passage barrier removal and ferry electrification. Funding sources include a carbon fee, gas tax hike, impact fees and vehicle weight fee increases.Alive: Approved by Senate Transportation Committee, sent to Senate Rules and Ways & Means committeesSteve Hobbs (D)(varies by bill)
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