This publication includes digest and history for bills, joint memorials, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, initiatives, and substitutes. Engrossed measures may be republished if the amendment makes a substantive change.
Electronic versions of Legislative Digests are available at http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/digests.aspx?year=2013.
by House Committee on Government Accountability & Oversight (originally sponsored by Representatives Moeller, Pedersen, Hunt, Clibborn, Green, Van De Wege, Fitzgibbon, Lytton, Appleton, Maxwell, Tharinger, Ormsby, Riccelli, Pollet, and Jinkins)
Concerning beer and wine theater licenses.
Creates a beer and wine theater license.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Morris, Fitzgibbon, Fey, Liias, McCoy, Hudgins, Farrell, Morrell, Ormsby, Upthegrove, and Pollet)
Creating new efficiency standards.
Establishes minimum energy efficiency standards for battery charger systems, battery backup, and uninterruptible power supplies.Establishes minimum water conservation standards for water closets, urinals, showerheads, and various types of faucets.Authorizes a city or county to enact an ordinance authorizing the sale and installation of certain plumbing fixtures.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Dahlquist, Hurst, and Magendanz)
Concerning photographs, microphotographs, and electronic images from traffic safety cameras and toll systems.
Specifies that records, photographs, digital photographs, microphotographs, videotapes, and other recorded images from traffic safety cameras and toll systems are available for the investigation and prosecution of crimes pursuant to a lawfully issued search warrant.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representative Goodman)
Scoring an offense a class C felony equivalent if the offense was a felony under the relevant out-of-state statute when there is no clearly comparable offense under Washington law, unless the defendant can establish that his or her actual conduct did not constitute a felony under Washington law.
Requires an offense to be scored as a class C felony equivalent if there is no clearly comparable offense under this state's law and if it was a felony under the relevant out-of-state statute, unless the defendant can establish that his or her actual conduct did not constitute a felony under this state's law.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Lytton, Blake, Chandler, Haigh, and Morris)
Concerning the number of Puget Sound Dungeness crab fishery licenses that one vessel may be designated to carry.
Increases the number of Puget Sound Dungeness crab fishery licenses that one vessel may be designated to carry.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Klippert, Hurst, Van De Wege, Warnick, Ryu, and Smith)
Concerning state fire service mobilization.
Modifies the state fire service mobilization plan to include a more expansive definition of resources to be provided for mobilization.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Klippert, Goodman, Warnick, Kristiansen, Van De Wege, and Ryu)
Developing prefire mitigation plans.
Requires the director of fire protection to develop a statewide plan for prefire mitigation.Requires the office of the state fire marshal to work with the state building code council to identify potential barriers to, and encourage adoption of, the international wildland urban interface code.Creates the wildfire prevention account.
by House Committee on Technology & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Morris, Smith, Habib, Crouse, Morrell, Magendanz, Freeman, Kochmar, Walsh, Tarleton, Dahlquist, Vick, Zeiger, Maxwell, Hudgins, Upthegrove, Ryu, and Bergquist)
Regarding wireless communications structures.
Modifies the requirements under which a state environmental policy act categorical exemption applies to siting wireless service facilities.
by Representatives Warnick and Manweller
Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation.
Changes the property tax levy limit calculation by including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities.
by Representatives Morrell, Cody, Jinkins, Ryu, and Pollet; by request of Health Care Authority
Concerning disproportionate share hospital adjustments.
Revises requirements of the state health care authority regarding the disproportionate share hospital payment mechanism.
by Representatives Rodne, Cody, Ryu, and Morrell
Concerning interpretation of state law regarding rebating practices by health care entities.
Adds language to chapter 19.68 RCW (rebating by practitioners of healing professions) to ensure that it is interpreted in a manner consistent with the federal antikickback statute, except with respect to arrangements involving an entity which principally operates as a clinical laboratory.
by Representatives Morrell, Short, Cody, Rodne, Harris, Green, Angel, Jinkins, Moeller, Ryu, Moscoso, and Pollet
Concerning prescription review for medicaid managed care enrollees.
Requires contracts with managed care plans to include a requirement that certain medicaid managed care enrollees be placed in a comprehensive medication management process with the primary care provider or state licensed pharmacist.
by Representatives Ryu, Kirby, Cody, and Morrell; by request of Insurance Commissioner
Addressing insurance, generally.
Makes revisions and updates relating to the authority and means of implementing the insurance code.
by Representatives Bergquist, Pike, Riccelli, Carlyle, Walsh, Ryu, and Moscoso; by request of Secretary of State
Adjusting presidential elector compensation.
Changes the subsistence allowance and travel expenses for presidential electors.
by Representatives Pettigrew, Springer, and Magendanz
Requiring policies regarding assignment of certificated instructional staff.
Requires each school district board of directors of a school district with a year-end average headcount enrollment of ten thousand or more students to adopt a policy on assignment of certificated instructional staff.
by Representatives Pettigrew, Springer, and Magendanz
Creating a statewide school district for the purpose of improving performance of the most persistently lowest achieving schools.
Establishes the renewal district as a statewide school district within the state to provide a transformation and renewal of school governance, staffing, leadership, and management.
by Representatives Pettigrew, Springer, Habib, Holy, Ryu, and Magendanz
Establishing policies to support academic acceleration for high school students.
Requires each school district board of directors to adopt an academic acceleration policy for high school students.Establishes an academic acceleration incentive program to support teacher training, curriculum, technology, examination fees, and other costs associated with implementing the program.Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to collect and post on the Washington state report card web site certain results from the program.
by Representatives Fey, Short, Upthegrove, Nealey, Pollet, Liias, Ormsby, Ryu, and Moscoso
Regarding energy conservation under the energy independence act.
Requires the utilities and transportation commission or the attorney general, as appropriate, to reduce administrative penalties imposed on a qualifying utility that has not met its biennial energy conservation acquisition target.
by Representatives Fey, Klippert, Ryu, Clibborn, Rodne, Hargrove, Moscoso, and Pollet
Concerning transportation planning objectives and performance measures for local and regional agencies.
Authorizes a local or regional agency engaging in transportation planning to voluntarily establish objectives and performance measures to demonstrate progress toward the attainment of the state's transportation system's policy goals or any other transportation policy goals established by the local or regional agency.
by Representatives Riccelli, Sells, Ryu, and Moscoso; by request of Washington State Higher Education Facilities Authority
Increasing the number of public members on the Washington higher education facilities authority.
Changes the composition of the Washington higher education facilities authority.
by Representatives Stanford, Warnick, Smith, Hunt, Ryu, and Pollet; by request of State Treasurer
Creating a council on state debt.
Creates the council on state debt to advise and make recommendations to the governor and the legislature on prudent levels and types of state debt to fund essential capital and transportation projects.Requires budget documents to include debt service required to be paid from any fund for bonds, including payment requirements on projects financed by other methods for the full term of the financing.Requires the state treasurer to: (1) Publish a debt affordability study that provides an assessment of the state's current debt portfolio and an analysis of the impact of future debt issuance; and(2) Convene and staff a work group to assist with the study.Requires the governor, to the extent any budget document or documents set forth a proposal to issue debt, to prepare a bond authorization bill that reflects the amount and type of debt proposed to be issued.Prohibits budget documents from setting forth a proposal that relies on an amount of state debt that exceeds the bond authorization bill.
by Representatives Tarleton, Haler, Riccelli, Maxwell, Sawyer, Scott, Bergquist, Farrell, Morrell, Jinkins, Roberts, and Pollet
Requiring landlords to maintain and safeguard keys to leased premises.
Requires landlords to maintain and safeguard master keys and duplicate keys to leased premises.
by Representatives Appleton, Johnson, McCoy, Pike, Ryu, Moscoso, and Hansen
Providing for community economic revitalization in incorporated areas.
Authorizes the community economic revitalization board to make interest-free loans and revitalization loans for purposes of the revitalization of abandoned and vacant properties within incorporated areas of the state.Creates the revitalization loan program account.
by Representatives Hudgins, Buys, Upthegrove, Bergquist, Ryu, and Pollet
Concerning autonomous vehicles.
Authorizes a vehicle controlled by autonomous technology to be operated on roads in the state by employees, contractors, or other persons designated by manufacturers of autonomous technology for the purpose of testing the technology.
by Representatives McCoy, Haler, Orcutt, Moscoso, Hunt, Seaquist, Santos, Maxwell, Bergquist, Ormsby, Orwall, Riccelli, Sells, Stonier, Reykdal, Van De Wege, Fey, Ryu, Morrell, Freeman, and Magendanz
Supporting K-12 career education, exploration, and planning.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to: (1) Develop a standard template for the high school and beyond plan required for high school graduation; and(2) Establish criteria and an award or designation to recognize exemplary career and technical education programs.Requires the instructional program of basic education provided by each school district to include opportunities for students to participate in career exploration, work-based learning, job shadowing, internships, development of their high school and beyond plan, student advisories, and other similar activities.Requires the state board of education to redesignate the credit in occupational education as a credit in career and technical education.Requires school districts to use the standard template for the high school and beyond plan.Requires high schools to implement a comprehensive guidance and planning program for students in grades nine through twelve.Requires school district boards of directors to grant academic course equivalency for a career and technical high school course from the mandatory course equivalency list.Requires the education data center to develop a standard report on the postsecondary education and employment outcomes for students who graduate from the state's public high schools.Requires the professional educator standards board to revise certificate renewal rules and standards for secondary principals.
by Representatives Kagi, Walsh, Freeman, Roberts, Farrell, Zeiger, Goodman, Pollet, Sawyer, Appleton, Bergquist, Hunt, Moscoso, Jinkins, Ryu, and Morrell
Concerning access to juvenile records.
Addresses the confidentiality of certain juvenile court records.Prohibits certain confidential juvenile offense records from being published, distributed, or sold.
by Representatives Liias, Dahlquist, Takko, Kretz, Clibborn, Condotta, Upthegrove, Springer, Buys, and Ryu
Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.
Requires counties, cities, and towns collecting impact fees to adopt a permanent system for the collection of the fees from applicants for certain residential building permits.
by Representatives Goodman, Hope, Pettigrew, Dahlquist, Pedersen, Van De Wege, Ryu, and Moscoso; by request of Attorney General
Concerning assault in the third degree occurring in areas used in connection with court proceedings.
Includes, in the crime of assault in the third degree, an assault on a person located in any area of a building that is used in connection with court proceedings.Includes, as aggravating circumstances, an offense that involves a felony crime against persons that occurs in those areas in any building that are used in connection with court proceedings.
by Representatives Riccelli, Ormsby, Fitzgibbon, Tarleton, Van De Wege, and Ryu
Establishing a regional fire protection service authority within the boundaries of a single city.
Establishes a regional fire protection service authority within the boundaries of a single city.
by Representatives Pollet, Fitzgibbon, Upthegrove, Appleton, Ormsby, Maxwell, and Ryu
Concerning the attorney general's authority and power to prosecute environmental law violations.
Addresses the explicit and concurrent authority and power of the attorney general with regard to environmental law violations.
by Representatives Stonier, Harris, Pike, Haigh, Wylie, Orwall, Hunt, Farrell, Sawyer, Roberts, Ormsby, Jinkins, Bergquist, Fey, Ryu, Moscoso, Freeman, and Pollet
Establishing statewide high school graduation requirements that permit increased flexibility for students to select courses based on their interests and plans.
Declares an intent to: (1) Focus required courses for high school graduation on the core, foundational knowledge and skills that strengthen career and college readiness; and(2) Leave additional decisions about course selection to students, parents, and local communities.
by Representatives Sells, Seaquist, Manweller, Haler, Moscoso, Hansen, Reykdal, Wylie, Santos, Hayes, Fagan, Condotta, Smith, Pollet, Maxwell, Ormsby, Ryu, Morrell, Parker, and Riccelli; by request of Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
Concerning the workforce training and education coordinating board's high skills high wages plan.
Approves the state comprehensive plan for workforce training called "High Skills, High Wages."
by Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (originally sponsored by Senators Honeyford, Fraser, and Ericksen)
Concerning mosquito control districts.
Changes the area in which a mosquito control district may enter.Allows a mosquito control district to cut or remove shrubbery or undergrowth under certain circumstances.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Padden, Sheldon, and Carrell)
Establishing that courts may order an offender to refrain from the consumption of marijuana as a part of community custody conditions.
Authorizes a court, as part of any term of community custody, to order an offender to refrain from consuming marijuana except under a lawfully issued medical marijuana authorization, unless the department of corrections determines that consumption is inconsistent with and contrary to his or her supervision.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Kohl-Welles, Holmquist Newbry, and Keiser; by request of Statute Law Committee)
Making technical corrections to certain gender-based terms.
Makes technical corrections to certain gender-based terms.
by Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (originally sponsored by Senators Tom, Murray, Hill, and McAuliffe)
Concerning local government purchasing of supplies, materials, or equipment.
Authorizes a unit of local government to award a contract to a bidder submitting the lowest bid before taxes are applied.Requires the unit of local government to provide notice of its intent to award a contract based on this method before bids are submitted.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Eide, King, Hobbs, Fain, Hatfield, Delvin, Murray, Frockt, Conway, Kohl-Welles, and Shin; by request of Lieutenant Governor)
Creating Seattle Sounders FC and Seattle Seahawks special license plates.
Creates Seattle Sounders FC and Seattle Seahawks special license plates.
by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development (originally sponsored by Senators Kohl-Welles, Hatfield, Hobbs, Frockt, Chase, Hasegawa, and Kline)
Concerning industrial hemp.
Requires Washington State University to study the feasibility and desirability of industrial hemp production in the state.Encourages the university to conduct the study at its Everett branch campus.
by Senators Hobbs, Fain, Hatfield, and Harper
Concerning the redemption of real property.
Modifies provisions relating to the redemption of real property.
by Senators Keiser, Becker, and Honeyford; by request of Health Care Authority and LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Board
Addressing public employee benefits.
Modifies state health care authority provisions with regard to benefits for public employees.
by Senators Hatfield and Shin
Regarding state and private partnerships for managing salmonid hatcheries.
Expands the long-range business plan, with regard to state and private partnerships for managing salmonid hatcheries, to include the harvesting of hatchery chum salmon.
by Senators Ranker, Litzow, Fain, Hasegawa, Schlicher, Kline, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, and Shin
Requiring an online higher education transfer and student advising system.
Requires the student achievement council to establish and maintain a statewide online transfer and student advising system that integrates information related to programs, advising, registration, admissions, and transfer.
by Senators Ranker, Ericksen, Fain, Litzow, and Shin
Establishing the working waterfront redevelopment jobs act.
Establishes the working waterfront redevelopment jobs act.Provides a voluntary alternative procedure for satisfying some of the state and local regulatory approvals for job-creating projects involving redevelopment on lands zoned for commercial and industrial uses and incorporating, within the project design, elements that will provide a net benefit for ecological functions on those lands.
by Senators Ranker, Litzow, Fraser, Nelson, Billig, Cleveland, Kohl-Welles, and Shin
Concerning floatation devices on state-owned aquatic lands and in state waters.
Prohibits the installation of polystyrene foam on a dock, buoy, float, or other floatation device unless the foam is encapsulated by a protective covering or is designed to prevent the polystyrene from disintegrating into the waters of the state.Requires existing installations of nonencapsulated polystyrene foam to be removed or replaced by January 1, 2015.Requires the department of fish and wildlife to condition permits to prohibit the use of polystyrene foam in the structures of devices to be constructed or operated under the permit unless the foam is encapsulated.
by Senators Ranker, Litzow, Shin, and Kline
Addressing ocean acidification by taking action on the recommendations of the governor's blue ribbon panel on ocean acidification.
Creates the Washington marine resources protection council within the office of the governor to: (1) Advise the governor on policies relating to the protection and conservation of ocean resources;(2) Coordinate the implementation of measures to mitigate the impacts of ocean acidification; and(3) Advance the state's ocean and Puget Sound resources policies in national, regional, and west coast multistate forums.Allows urban governmental services to be extended for the reduction of acidifying runoff to marine waters when recommended by the department of ecology in consultation with the Washington marine resources protection council as a measure necessary to address the localized impacts to marine waters of ocean acidification.
by Senators Ranker, Nelson, Billig, Hasegawa, Keiser, Schlicher, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Shin, and Rolfes
Limiting differential tuition.
Prohibits certain differential tuition models and requires reductions or increases in tuition for specified institutions to be uniform among resident undergraduate students.
by Senators Becker, Chase, Keiser, and Darneille
Concerning the education of surgical technologists.
Requires an applicant for registration as a surgical technologist to submit evidence of successful completion of a nationally and programmatically accredited surgical technology program or a surgical technology program offered by the United States armed forces and a current credential as a certified surgical technologist from the national board of surgical technology and surgical assisting; or an employment or contract as a surgical technologist in a hospital or ambulatory surgical facility.Revises the definition of "surgical technologist."
by Senators Padden, Kline, and Carrell
Concerning privileging and professional conduct reviews by health care professional review bodies.
Addresses hospitals' coordinated quality improvement programs and the provision of exclusive remedies in lawsuits by health care providers.
by Senators Conway, Carrell, and Shin
Concerning competency to stand trial evaluations.
Addresses the appointment of a qualified expert or professional person to evaluate and report upon the mental condition of a defendant.
by Senators Darneille, Kline, Chase, Nelson, Hasegawa, Kohl-Welles, Keiser, McAuliffe, and Shin
Improving child support collections by requiring reporting of compensation and establishing an intercept program.
Requires any person or entity doing business in the state, who is required to file a report with the internal revenue service for services received from an independent contractor, to report to the state support registry the hiring of any independent contractor who resides or works in the state to whom the person or entity anticipates paying compensation.Requires the department of social and health services to: (1) Develop rules to implement a gambling payment intercept program that would require cardrooms and casinos to withhold cash payments from a winning player if the player is a parent with a child support obligation in arrears; and(2) Work with the gambling commission to negotiate tribal gaming compacts with the tribes that include gambling payment intercept programs.
by Senators Schlicher, Becker, Keiser, Parlette, and Shin
Requiring the department of health to study the potential to divert ambulances to urgent care facilities.
Requires the department of health to complete a study of the potential to divert ambulances to urgent care facilities when appropriate.Expires August 1, 2014.
by Senators Schlicher, Becker, Parlette, Keiser, Frockt, Ranker, Hasegawa, Shin, and Kline
Requiring a study of the prescription monitoring program and its role in increasing coordination of care.
Requires integration of the prescription monitoring program into the coordinated care electronic tracking program, commonly referred to as the seven best practices in emergency medicine.Requires the integration to be done in real time and be pushed to the provider when a patient registers in an emergency department.Expires January 1, 2014.
by Senator Ericksen
Enacting the Washington state renewable energy space heating act.
Establishes the Washington state renewable energy space heating act.Encourages the increased use and production of densified biomass wood pellets and the development and installation of densified biomass wood pellet space heating and water heating devices.
by Senators Darneille, Dammeier, Schlicher, Conway, Roach, McAuliffe, Becker, Carrell, Delvin, and Shin
Concerning missing endangered persons.
Requires the Washington state patrol to establish a missing endangered person clearinghouse.Imposes duties on local law enforcement agencies relating to missing endangered persons.
by Senators Chase, Hasegawa, Nelson, Fraser, McAuliffe, Shin, Kline, and Murray
Encouraging educating students on the content and importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Encourages school districts to implement a program at least once a year that educates students on the content and importance of the universal declaration of human rights.
by Senators Fain, Hobbs, Keiser, Shin, and Kline; by request of Housing Finance Commission
Creating loan-making authority for down payment assistance for single-family homeownership.
Authorizes the housing finance commission to make loans for down payment assistance to home buyers in conjunction with other commission programs.
by Senators Bailey, Kohl-Welles, Tom, and McAuliffe
Authorizing educational specialist degrees at Central Washington University and Western Washington University.
Authorizes the boards of trustees of Central Washington University and Western Washington University to offer educational specialist degrees.
by Senators Bailey, Kohl-Welles, and Tom
Modifying job skills program provisions.
Modifies job skills program provisions.Creates the job skills program account and the job skills program trust account.
by Senators Hatfield, Schoesler, Harper, Honeyford, and Shin
Concerning the business and occupation taxation of dairy products.
Revises exemptions from the business and occupation tax on dairy products.
by Senators Becker, Cleveland, Schlicher, Bailey, and Keiser
Concerning providers and facilities' participation in the provision of medical care or in the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in accordance with a form developed by the department of health.
Provides immunity from liability to certain providers who participate in the provision of medical care or in the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment.
by Senators Kohl-Welles, Litzow, Rolfes, Keiser, McAuliffe, and Kline
Regarding training for school employees in the prevention of sexual abuse.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to develop and implement a training program for school employees regarding prevention of sexual abuse, commercial sexual abuse of a minor, and sexual exploitation of a minor.Requires the Washington coalition of sexual assault programs to update existing educational materials and include in the materials, how to prevent children from being recruited into sex trafficking.
by Senators Smith, Billig, Baumgartner, Rolfes, Schlicher, Braun, and Harper
Addressing when vehicles overtake and pass pedestrians or bicyclists.
Modifies the rules of the road to address when vehicles overtake and pass pedestrians or bicyclists.
by Senators Hargrove, Carrell, Keiser, Harper, Nelson, Kohl-Welles, McAuliffe, and Kline
Concerning background checks for individuals seeking a license under chapter 74.13 RCW or unsupervised access to children.
Requires the department of social and health services to: (1) Assess an individual's character, suitability, and competence to determine whether the individual should be granted a license or unsupervised access to children;(2) Charge a fee to process a request made by an out-of-state jurisdiction for an individual's child abuse or neglect history in this state or other background history on the individual possessed by the department; and(3) Convene a work group to explore the possibility of creating a certificate of suitability for parents who have turned their lives around after having been involved with child protective services or the dependency system.
by Senators Pearson, Carrell, and Harper
Concerning interviewing children in child protective services investigations at children's advocacy centers.
Specifies that, when conducting an investigation of alleged abuse or neglect of a child, it is preferable that interviews take place at children's advocacy centers when access to a center is reasonably available.
by Senators Chase, Hasegawa, Nelson, Schlicher, Darneille, Kline, Billig, Harper, Conway, Shin, McAuliffe, Keiser, Rolfes, and Cleveland
Changing requirements for membership on community and technical college boards of trustees.
Changes the composition of the board of trustees for each college district.
by Senators Hobbs, Kohl-Welles, Billig, Frockt, Chase, Harper, Hasegawa, Keiser, Shin, Kline, and Nelson
Concerning the disclosure of certain information when screening tenants.
Prohibits a tenant screening service provider from disclosing: (1) A tenant's, applicant's, or household member's status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; or(2) That a tenant, applicant, or household member has previously terminated a rental agreement.
by Senators McAuliffe, Litzow, Rolfes, Rivers, Billig, Dammeier, Mullet, Keiser, and Kline
Establishing a requirement and system for reporting incidents of student restraint and isolation in public schools.
Requires public school personnel to report incidents of student restraint and isolation and establishes a system for making and maintaining the reports.
by Senators McAuliffe, Rolfes, Keiser, and Kline
Concerning school funding.
Implements the 2010 recommendations of the quality education council regarding the full funding values for the prototypical school allocation model.
by Senators McAuliffe, Litzow, Keiser, Dammeier, Rolfes, Rivers, Mullet, Kohl-Welles, Parlette, Shin, Ranker, Kline, and Murray
Increasing public awareness of mental illness and its consequences.
Requires the department of social and health services, in collaboration with the office of the superintendent of public instruction, the department of health, and the regional support networks, to develop and conduct an ongoing public awareness and education campaign to raise awareness and educate families and the general public about the benefits of early identification, appropriate referral, and appropriate treatment of those with mental health issues.
by Senators Rolfes and Pearson
Regarding the sea cucumber dive fishery.
Modifies sea cucumber dive fishery provisions relating to the collection and deposit of license surcharges and deductions and deposits of excise taxes.Changes the functions of the sea cucumber dive fishery account.
by Senators Rolfes, Billig, McAuliffe, Frockt, Cleveland, Kohl-Welles, Keiser, and Murray
Implementing the first biennium spending plan recommendations of the joint task force on education funding.
Implements the first biennium spending plan recommendations of the joint task force on education funding.Makes appropriations.
by Senators King and Shin
Revising the admissibility in a civil action of failing to wear safety belt assemblies and failing to use child restraint systems.
Revises the admissibility of failing to wear safety belt assemblies and failing to use child restraint systems in civil actions.
by Senators Pearson, Bailey, Becker, Sheldon, Carrell, Hill, Holmquist Newbry, Tom, Parlette, Smith, and Braun
Concerning state parks funding.
Adjusts the functions of the state parks renewal and stewardship account, the waste reduction, recycling, and litter control account, and the outdoor recreation account for the purposes of state parks funding.
by Senators Hobbs, Litzow, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, Ranker, Harper, Chase, Nelson, Conway, Eide, Hasegawa, Schlicher, Rolfes, Kline, Mullet, McAuliffe, Darneille, Cleveland, Frockt, Fraser, Murray, Billig, and Hatfield
Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.
Requires certain health plans, that provide coverage for maternity care or services, to provide a covered person with substantially equivalent coverage to permit the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.
by Senator Carrell
Protecting public employees who act ethically and legally.
Modifies provisions governing ethics in public service.
by Senators Fraser, Carrell, Padden, Darneille, Harper, Pearson, Hargrove, and Kline
Exempting certain family day care providers who have been operating for at least five years from any requirement to have a high school diploma or equivalent education.
Exempts certain family day care providers from high school diploma requirements.
by Senators Benton, Rivers, and Braun
Addressing land use decisions.
Modifies provisions governing damages from governmental actions affecting property rights.
by Senator Roach
Modifying ballot processing provisions.
Requires ballots, on the day of the primary or general election, to be processed and counted until midnight or until all ballots received up to and on that day have been processed and counted, whichever occurs first.
by Senators Delvin and McAuliffe
Regarding the allocation of one-half of one percent of original public school construction for equipment and technology purposes.
Authorizes the board of directors of a school district, by properly executed resolution, to request that the superintendent of public instruction allocate certain state construction funds for the acquisition of instruction-related equipment and technology systems in the school plant facility.
by Senator Delvin
Concerning metropolitan park district property tax levies.
Allows certain metropolitan park districts to submit a ballot proposition to voters of the district authorizing the protection of the district's tax levy from prorationing for taxes levied for collection in 2014 and thereafter.
by Senators Benton, Billig, and Kohl-Welles
Requiring an annual permit fee on studded tire use.
Requires the department of licensing, county auditors or other agents, and subagents appointed by the director to issue a studded tire permit to a vehicle owner upon submittal of a proper application and payment of a studded tire permit fee.Requires the department of licensing to issue an identifying marker that must be placed on the vehicle license plate for the studded tire permit to be valid.Requires the fee to be used for highway preservation related to damage caused by studded tires.
by Senator Benton
Authorizing the sale of rights to name or rename state transportation facilities.
Authorizes the sale of naming rights of the state's transportation facilities to pay for the ongoing operations and maintenance of the facilities and, when appropriate, to fund future capital needs of these facilities.Requires the transportation commission, as an alternative to the naming or renaming process and for requesting entities or persons willing to pay for such naming or renaming rights, to develop, set, and approve by rule the applicable fees and guidelines governing the naming and renaming of state transportation facilities.
by Senator Benton
Requiring drug testing for recipients of benefits under the temporary assistance for needy families program.
Requires the department of social and health services, under certain circumstances, to require drug testing for recipients of benefits under the temporary assistance for needy families program.
by Senators Ranker, Litzow, Keiser, Harper, Tom, Darneille, Chase, Nelson, Hasegawa, McAuliffe, Kohl-Welles, and Shin
Requiring the certificate of need review to include a determination of whether hospitals are able to provide a full range of legal medical services.
Requires hospital certificate of need applications to include a determination of whether the hospital provides abortion services or services permitted by the Washington death with dignity act.
by Senators Litzow, Dammeier, Rivers, Fain, and Tom
Concerning student assessments.
Makes changes to the student assessment system in order to use multistate consortia-developed tests to meet the requirements of the state and federal accountability requirements.
by Senators Litzow, Dammeier, Sheldon, Rivers, Fain, and Tom
Changing the definition of "school day."
Revises the definition of "school day."Prohibits late start, early release of students, and partial days resulting in less than six instructional hours unless the release is for a full school day.