[8:30pm 22 Feb: See correction below]
As Dan Ryan reported a week ago, the leadership of the Senate Transportation Committee struck a deal for their transportation budget. The proposals were formalized in the form of Senate Bills 5987-5989, and had a public hearing this past Wednesday. SB 5987 is the transportation funding bill, and contains authorization for a vote on a Sound Transit 3 capital and service improvement package. (See video above.)
On Thursday, the committee voted on a series of amendments to SB 5987. (See video below, with the portion on SB 5987 starting at 44:45, and lasting about 50 minutes.) Four minor amendments passed. They then voted the bill out of committee, with a few Democrats including Pramila Jayapal (Seattle) and Cyrus Habib (Kirkland) casting symbolic No votes. (The signature sheet with the vote tally was not available online at the time of publication.) The bill, as amended, moves to the Senate Rules Committee, waiting to be scheduled for a Senate floor vote.
The House Transporation budget is currently on the backburner ($), but is not subject to the deadlines covering most bills.
The House bill for freestanding ST3 authority, HB 1180, was amended and passed out of the House Transportation Committee two weeks ago, but had to go through another public hearing in the House Finance Committee last week. (See video below.) SHB 1180 faces the same deadline of Friday to exit the Finance Committee, or die.