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 Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Lytton, Wylie, Jinkins, Cody, Roberts, Santos, and Moscoso)
Concerning sexual assault protection orders.
Modifies procedures governing sexual assault protection orders including permissible methods of service, the issuance and renewal of ex parte orders, and the modification or termination of orders.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Orwall, Dahlquist, Pettigrew, Cody, Walsh, Green, Appleton, Freeman, Fitzgibbon, Hunt, Stonier, Kagi, Maxwell, Goodman, Moscoso, Roberts, Reykdal, Lytton, Santos, Fagan, O'Ban, Van De Wege, Jinkins, Bergquist, Pollet, McCoy, Ryu, Upthegrove, Tarleton, and Fey)
Increasing the capacity of school districts to recognize and respond to troubled youth.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to convene a temporary task force to identify best practices, model programs, and successful strategies for school districts to form partnerships with qualified health, mental health, and social services agencies in the community to coordinate and improve support for youth in need.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Fey, Kirby, Orwall, O'Ban, Roberts, Jinkins, Hope, Angel, Smith, Dahlquist, Wilcox, and Kristiansen)
Modifying stalking and harassment protection order provisions.
Establishes the stalking protection order act.Creates a stalking protection order as a remedy for victims who do not qualify for a domestic violence order of protection.Requires the administrative office of the courts to develop a single master petition pattern form for all antiharassment and stalking protection orders issued under the act.Requests the state supreme court gender and justice commission to consider other potential solutions to reduce confusion about which type of protection order a petitioner should seek.
by House Committee on Government Operations & Elections (originally sponsored by Representatives Moscoso, Hunt, Santos, Liias, Ryu, Fey, Upthegrove, Dunshee, Tarleton, Pedersen, Bergquist, Hudgins, McCoy, Maxwell, Cody, Jinkins, Appleton, Sawyer, Roberts, Fitzgibbon, Habib, Reykdal, Pollet, Ormsby, Green, Kagi, Freeman, Riccelli, and Farrell)
Enacting the Washington voting rights act of 2013.
Establishes the Washington voting rights act of 2013 to promote equal voting opportunities in certain political subdivisions.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Warnick, Manweller, Takko, Fagan, and Schmick)
Regarding the financing of irrigation district improvements.
Revises irrigation district provisions relating to financing of improvements.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Manweller, Fagan, and Warnick)
Regarding irrigation district administration.
Revises irrigation district provisions relating to administration.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Magendanz, Pedersen, Dahlquist, Lytton, Hargrove, Fagan, Santos, and Nealey)
Providing flexibility for how school districts address truancy of students.
Provides flexibility to school districts when addressing truancy to reduce the administrative and paperwork load for school districts and the court system.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Takko, Kochmar, Fitzgibbon, Buys, Sullivan, Magendanz, Springer, Van De Wege, and Ryu)
Concerning fire suppression water facilities and services provided by municipal and other water purveyors.
Determines appropriate methods of organizing public services and the authority of water purveyors with respect to critical public services.Clarifies the authority of water purveyors to provide fire suppression water facilities and services and to recover the costs for those facilities and services.Provides liability protections appropriate for water purveyors engaged in this vital public service.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Kagi, Ryu, and Pollet; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)
Establishing a fee for certification for the residential services and supports program to cover investigative costs.
Addresses current funding levels that limit the department of social and health services' ability to promote vulnerable adult protections in the residential services and supports program.Requires applicants to pay a certification fee before the issuance of initial certification for the residential services and supports program.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Sawyer, Roberts, Zeiger, Walsh, Kagi, Fey, Ryu, Freeman, Appleton, Moscoso, and Ormsby)
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 generally preferable that forensic interviews take place at children's advocacy centers when access to a center is reasonably available.
by Representatives Clibborn, Moscoso, Fey, Ryu, Riccelli, Farrell, Liias, Pollet, Ormsby, Tarleton, Roberts, Wylie, Morris, Bergquist, and Moeller
Concerning transportation revenue.
Imposes, increases, and/or changes certain fuel tax rates and fees to increase revenue for the state's transportation system.Creates the state transportation storm water pollution and fish passage barrier account, the transportation improvement board storm water pollution account, the county road administration board storm water pollution account, the department of ecology storm water pollution account, the maintenance, operations, and preservation account, and the connecting Washington account.
by Representatives Clibborn, Moscoso, Fey, Ryu, Riccelli, Farrell, Liias, Pollet, Ormsby, Tarleton, Roberts, Wylie, Morris, Bergquist, and Moeller
Concerning additive transportation funding.
Adopts additive transportation funding and appropriates from several accounts and funds named to designated state agencies and offices for employee compensation and other expenses, for capital projects, and for other specified purposes for the period ending June 30, 2015.Provides a contingent effective date.
by Representatives Clibborn, Ryu, Liias, Moscoso, and Fey
Authorizing bonds for transportation funding.
Requires the state finance committee, upon the request of the department of transportation, to supervise and provide for the issuance, sale, and retirement of 3.2 billion dollars of general obligation bonds in order to provide funds necessary for the location, design, right-of-way, and construction of selected projects or improvements that are identified as 2013 connecting Washington projects or improvements in the omnibus transportation appropriations act.
by Representatives Clibborn, Liias, Moscoso, and Fey
Concerning department of transportation project delivery.
Provides that the legislature intends the department of transportation to deliver the projects and activities listed in LEAP Transportation Document 2013-1, as developed March 2013, as funded by new transportation revenues provided in House Bill 1954.
by Representatives Reykdal, Nealey, Lytton, Springer, Goodman, Wilcox, Vick, and Orcutt
Affirming centralized payroll services as nontaxable between affiliated companies.
Provides that business and occupation tax provisions do not apply to gross proceeds that a qualified employer of record engaged in providing paymaster services derived from amounts received from an affiliated business entity to advance or reimburse employee costs of a qualified employee.
by Representatives Farrell, Fitzgibbon, Kagi, Pedersen, Bergquist, Pollet, Tarleton, Cody, Ryu, and Fey
Concerning local transportation revenue.
Declares an intent: (1) To provide diversified local revenue options that may be tailored to the needs of each jurisdiction, in addition to any increases in funding provided through already existing partnerships between the state and local communities, such as motor vehicle fuel taxes; and(2) That local governments provide countywide transportation planning and coordinate with other municipalities, transit systems, transportation benefit districts, planning organizations, and other transportation agencies.
by Representative Seaquist
Establishing benefit assessment charges for metropolitan park districts.
Authorizes the governing board of a metropolitan park district to fix and impose a benefit charge on certain real property that is located within the district.
by Representatives Pedersen, Rodne, Hudgins, Hunter, and Ryu; by request of Board For Judicial Administration
Extending the expiration date for judicial stabilization trust account surcharges.
Delays, until July 1, 2015, the expiration of judicial stabilization trust account surcharges.
by Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Senators Benton, Bailey, Shin, Padden, Becker, Litzow, Dammeier, Roach, Carrell, and Pearson)
Concerning discounted discover passes for disabled veterans.
Sets the cost of a discover pass at five dollars for a person who has been provided with a lifetime veterans disability pass from the state parks and recreation commission.
by Senate Committee on Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance (originally sponsored by Senators Roach, Tom, Rivers, Becker, Holmquist Newbry, Schoesler, Ericksen, Padden, Bailey, Hill, and Honeyford)
Providing proof of financial responsibility for motor vehicle operation. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Concerning proof of required documents for motor vehicle operation. )
Allows a driver to provide proof of financial security and his or her registration certificate in either paper or electronic format.Requires a law enforcement officer, when a person uses a portable electronic device to display proof of financial security, to view only the proof of financial security and no other content on the portable electronic device.Authorizes an insurance company to provide proof of insurance cards in either paper or electronic format.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Frockt, Litzow, Mullet, Kohl-Welles, Ranker, Dammeier, Harper, Darneille, Shin, Tom, Rolfes, and Kline)
Creating a competitive grant program for informal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
Creates a competitive grant program to assist nonprofit organizations in acquiring, constructing, or rehabilitating science or technology center, zoo, and aquarium facilities.Gives the department of commerce certain duties relating to the program.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Holmquist Newbry, Becker, Braun, Carrell, Sheldon, Schoesler, Honeyford, and Roach)
Creating a process for home assignment of public employees.
Allows an employee to be placed on home assignment if the employee's appointing authority determines that home assignment is necessary.Requires state agencies to develop a home assignment policy or procedure.
by Senate Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Senators Shin, Roach, Benton, Conway, Harper, Keiser, Sheldon, McAuliffe, Hill, Hatfield, Frockt, Schlicher, and Kline)
Improving access to higher education for students with disabilities.
Establishes a legislative task force on improving access to higher education for students with disabilities.Expires January 1, 2016.
by Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Senators Smith, Becker, Roach, Schoesler, and Honeyford)
Protecting domestic animals against gray wolf attacks.
Requires that rules established by the fish and wildlife commission allow an owner, the owner's immediate family member, the agent of an owner, or the owner's documented employee to kill a gray wolf that is attacking or poses an immediate threat of physical harm to livestock or other domestic animals regardless of its state classification and without the need for a permit or other form of permission.
by Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Senators Smith, Roach, Honeyford, and Delvin; by request of Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Concerning large wild carnivore conflict management.
Creates Washington's wolves special license plates.Prohibits the department of fish and wildlife from paying more than fifty thousand dollars per fiscal year from the state wildlife account for claims and assessment costs for injury or loss of certain livestock caused by wolves.Creates the wolf-livestock conflict account.
by Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Senators Hargrove, Hatfield, Ranker, Hobbs, Sheldon, and Schoesler)
Concerning the discover pass.
Addresses the use, display, and cost of the discover pass.
by Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Senators Bailey, Benton, Carrell, Holmquist Newbry, Sheldon, Delvin, Fain, and Padden)
Concerning an exemption from discover pass requirements for off-road vehicles.
Exempts vehicles displaying a valid off-road vehicle decal, at locations where off-road vehicle activity is allowed, from discover pass requirements.
by Senate Committee on Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance (originally sponsored by Senators Nelson, Mullet, Hobbs, Fain, and Keiser; by request of Insurance Commissioner)
Addressing insurance, generally.
Makes revisions and updates relating to the authority and means of implementing the insurance code.
by Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Senators Rolfes, Hargrove, Nelson, Kline, Fain, Hobbs, Fraser, Parlette, and Pearson; by request of Department of Natural Resources)
Clarifying the department of natural resources' authority to enter into cooperative agreements.
Provides clarification of the department of natural resources' authority to enter into cooperative agreements.
by Senators Litzow and Tom
Requiring the evaluation of options to mitigate the effect of tolling Interstate 90 west of Interstate 405 on certain residents.
Requires the department of transportation to explore and evaluate options to mitigate the effect on affected residents if tolls are imposed to cross Lake Washington on Interstate 90.
by Senator King; by request of Department of Transportation
Concerning the disclosure and use of information contained in collision reports.
Subjects information contained in accident reports to public disclosure in a manner consistent with the public records act.
by Senators Becker, Cleveland, and Rivers
Modifying the nonprofit tax exemption for qualifying blood, tissue, or blood and tissue banks.
Modifies provisions relating to business and occupation tax exemptions for qualifying blood, tissue, or blood and tissue banks.
by Senators Tom, Frockt, Keiser, Hatfield, and Kline
Concerning electric vehicle charging stations.
Requires an electric vehicle charging station to be indicated by green pavement markings and a vertical sign identifying the space as an electric vehicle charging station and that there is no parking other than for electric vehicle charging.
by Senator Mullet
Placing restrictions on construction agreements.
Voids any provision in a construction agreement that requires a party to indemnify another against liability for damage arising out of death or bodily injury to persons or damage to property caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the indemnitee.
by Senators Bailey, Hill, and Baumgartner
Creating a defined contribution retirement plan option for public employees.
Establishes the public employee defined contribution retirement plan act.Creates a public employees' savings plan for employees of the state and its political subdivisions.Places responsibility on the department of retirement systems for the administration and management of the savings plan.Takes effect July 1, 2014, however, the legislature retains the right to alter or abolish these benefits any time before July 1, 2014.