OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-6465

AN ACT CONCERNING SMART GROWTH AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

Policy & Mgmt. , Off.

GF - Cost

Potential

Potential

Department of Transportation

TF - None

None

None

Note: GF=General Fund; TF=Transportation Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The Out Years

This bill requires the Transportation Strategy Board (TSB) to prepare a capital plan for transportation investment that incorporates the principles of smart growth as defined in sHB 6467. By law, the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) provides staff support to the TSB. Since the TSB does not currently develop capital plans for transportation investments it is likely that OPM or the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be required to do so1. It is anticipated that DOT will be able to prepare the plan within its normal budgetary resources because the agency currently develops all transportation capital plans. However, if DOT is unable to develop such a plan additional costs may be incurred for consultants. Additionally, OPM may incur costs for additional part time staff, anticipated to be less than $50,000, to assist the TSB in evaluating transportation related bond requests and providing an advisory statement on the extent to which such projects incorporate the smart growth principles.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.

1 DOT currently collaborates with the TSB by providing staff resources for presentations at meetings and project updates.