Last Wednesday, a long line of public officials and organizational leaders showed up to testify in front of the State House Transportation Committee in favor of House Bill 1180, which would grant Sound Transit the authority to take a new tax package, commonly referred to as “ST3”, to the voters for the next round of light rail construction and other new ST services.
Rep. Jake Fey (D – Tacoma), the prime sponsor of HB 1180, invoked the memory of Ruth Fisher, who as Chair of the House Transportation Committee, led the way for creation of Sound Transit. Fey represents the 27th District, which Fisher represented. The hearing can be viewed here.
The bill is scheduled for a vote in committee Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Watch today’s meeting live.
Committee members include:
|Judy Clibborn||D, Chair||Mercer Island, Bellevue||Co-Sponsor|
|Jessyn Farrell||D, Vice Chair||Seattle||Co-Sponsor|
|Jake Fey||D, Vice Chair||Tacoma||SPONSOR|
|Luis Moscoso||D, Vice Chair||Bothell, Mountlake Terrace, Kirkland, Woodinville||Co-Sponsor|
|Ed Orcutt||R, Ranking||Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Thurston Counties|
|Mark Hargrove||R, Asst Rnkg||Covington, Kent, Auburn, Maple Valley|
|Steve Bergquist||D||Seattle, Tukwila, Renton||Co-Sponsor|
|Mia Gregerson||D||Kent, SeaTac, Des Moines, Normandy Park||Co-Sponsor|
|Mark Harmsworth||R||Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Mill Creek|
|Dave Hayes||R||Island, Skagit, Snohomish Counties|
|Linda Kochmar||R||Federal Way|
|Joan McBride||D||Redmond, Clyde Hill, Bellevue||Co-Sponsor|
|Jeff Morris||D||San Juan, Skagit, Whatcom Counties||Co-Sponsor|
|Lillian Ortiz-Self||D||Paine Field, Edmonds, Mukilteo||Co-Sponsor|
|Liz Pike||R||Clark County|
|Marcus Riccelli||D||Spokane County|
|Jay Rodne||R||Issaquah, Maple Valley|
|Mike Sells||D||Everett, Marysville, Tulalip||Co-Sponsor|
|Matt Shea||R||Spokane County|
|Dean Takko||D||Five southwestern counties|
|Lynda Wilson||R||Clark County|
|Jesse Young||R||Bremerton, Gig Harbor|
|Hans Zeiger||R||Fife, Puyallup, South Hill|
Areas inside the Sound Transit taxing district are bolded.
Here is a list of phone numbers for committee members. Email addresses are usually FirstName.LastName@leg.wa.gov
Martin previously wrote about this bill, and its companion, Senate Bill 5128, just over a week ago.
SB 5128 sits in the Senate Transportation Committee, awaiting a hearing, at the discretion of Committee Chair Curtis King (R – Yakima). Joe Konzlar got a favorable-sounding written response from King regarding the bill.