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Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium (Hobbs)

Makes supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium.

PARTIAL VETO MESSAGE
I am returning herewith, without my approval as to Sections 208(19), 207(8), 208(1), 208(22), 208 (25), 208(26), 208(28), 208(29), 208(30), and 212(3), Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6106 entitled: AN ACT Relating to transportation funding and appropriations.

Section 208(19), Pages 23-24, Department of Licensing, Licensing Services Workgroup
Section 208(19) directs the department to convene a workgroup comprised of a county auditor, county licensing manager, and three subagent representatives to assess the current licensing services system and the establishment of a new licensing services partnership committee. The workgroup must consider and make recommendations on expanding services offered by subagents, establishing voluntary payment plans and automatic renewal options, and reviewing the current financial environment of subagents and county auditors. The department already has a specific licensing committee that meets twice a year. It also meets twice a year with the Washington Association of Vehicle Subagents. In addition, the proviso did not provide funding for this workgroup. While I encourage looking at ways to improve services to the public, this workgroup provides a forum for communication that already exists and funding is not provided to support the workgroup. For these reasons, I have vetoed Section 208(19).

I am vetoing the following sections related to bills that did not pass the legislature resulting in the lapse of funding. My veto of these sections will serve to clean up these unnecessary sections of the bill.

Section 207(8), page 18, Washington State Patrol, SHB 2278, Privacy Protections in Government
Section 208(1), pages 19-20, Department of Licensing, EHB 2201 or ESSB 5955, MVET Collection
Section 208(22), page 25, Department of Licensing, SHB 2278, Privacy Protections
Section 208(25), page 25, Department of Licensing, HB 2653 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Exemption, or SB 6080, Electrification of Transportation
Section 208(26), page 25, Department of Licensing, SHB 2975, Snow Bikes
Section 208(28), page 26, Department of Licensing, SSB 6009, Issuance of Personalized Collector Vehicle License Plates
Section 208(29), page 26, Department of Licensing, SSB 6107, Electric Motorcycle Registration Renewal Fees
Section 208(30), page 26, Department of Licensing, 2SSB 6189, Suspended or Revoked Driver's License Provisions
Section 212(3), page 35, Department of Transportation -Aviation, ESHB 2295, Electric Aircraft

For these reasons I have vetoed Sections 208(19), 207(8), 208(1), 208(22), 208(25), 208(26), 208 (28), 208(29), 208(30), and 212(3) of Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6106. With the exception of Sections 208(19), 207(8), 208(1), 208(22), 208(25), 208(26), 208(28), 208 (29), 208(30), and 212(3), Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6106 is approved.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -- 3:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6106&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)