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 Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Moeller, Appleton, Stanford, Hudgins, Ormsby, Pollet, and Reykdal)
Extending apprenticeship utilization requirements.
Addresses the requirements to use apprentices.Requires the lessor or owner of a qualified building to comply with the apprenticeship utilization requirements in order to be eligible for certain tax deferrals.Requires the lessor or owner of a warehouse or grain elevator to comply with the apprenticeship utilization requirements in order to be eligible for the warehouse and grain elevator sales tax exemption.Requires any person establishing or operating an anaerobic digester to treat primarily livestock manure to comply with the apprenticeship utilization requirements in order to be eligible for the anaerobic digester retail sales tax exemption.Requires a person taking the biodiesel blend or E85 sales and use tax exemptions to comply with the apprenticeship utilization requirements.
by House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Moeller, Appleton, Ormsby, and Pollet)
Extending the application of prevailing wage requirements.
Requires payment of prevailing wage on publicly subsidized work.Requires every contractor and subcontractor on a subsidized public works project to file a surety bond with the department of labor and industries.Requires specified entities to comply with the prevailing wages on public works requirements to receive certain tax deferrals and exemptions.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Seaquist and Haler)
Regarding higher education governance.
Removes references to the higher education coordinating board.Modifies the composition of the student achievement council.Eliminates the joint higher education committee.Reenacts the comprehensive green economy jobs growth initiative.
by House Committee on Business & Financial Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Hurst and Dahlquist)
Modifying who is authorized to redeem an impounded vehicle.
Allows certain insurers and vendors to redeem impounded vehicles.
by House Committee on Business & Financial Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Stanford, Kirby, Manweller, Ross, Nealey, Ryu, Warnick, Hudgins, and Van De Wege)
Establishing continuing education requirements for engineers.
Requires certain engineers to complete fifteen hours of continuing professional development every year for renewal of a certificate of registration.Allows an engineer to satisfy these requirements with certain work performed in a volunteer capacity or active participation in outreach activities involving students.
by House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Jinkins, Farrell, Morrell, Green, Dunshee, Lytton, Sawyer, Sells, Fitzgibbon, Riccelli, Moeller, Appleton, Reykdal, Roberts, Ryu, Pollet, and Moscoso)
Establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employment.
Provides minimum requirements for sick and safe leave from employment.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Lytton, Morris, Blake, and Takko)
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 House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Kirby, Nealey, and Goodman)
Concerning judicial proceedings and forms.
Modifies judicial proceedings provisions relating to: (1) Notification to the county auditor of undeliverable jury duty summons;(2) Commencement of judicial proceeding as a new action; and(3) Public inspection of documents and pleadings filed after the entry of a final order in a proceeding to adjudicate parentage.
by House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Green, Sawyer, Reykdal, Appleton, Sells, Ormsby, Bergquist, Jinkins, Pollet, Fey, Moeller, Kagi, Freeman, and Hudgins)
Implementing family and medical leave insurance.
Allows workers to care for family members with a serious health condition or to recover from their own serious health condition.Expands duties of the employment security department.Requires each employer, for each individual, to pay a premium to the employment security department based on the amount of the employee's wages.Provides a business and occupation tax credit and a public utility tax credit for certain employers.Changes the name of the family leave insurance program to the family and medical leave insurance program.Changes the name of the family leave insurance account to the family and medical leave insurance account.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Habib, Kirby, Orwall, Hurst, Moscoso, Takko, Seaquist, Bergquist, Ryu, Fey, Appleton, McCoy, Green, Lytton, Pollet, Liias, and Stonier)
Modifying provisions that address impaired driving.
Revises impaired driving provisions.Authorizes municipalities to operate DUI courts.Clarifies a court's jurisdiction and authority in the execution of sentencing.Addresses the use of separate alcohol monitoring devices.
by Representative Sullivan
Concerning former contract liquor stores.
Exempts former contract liquor stores from spirits retail license provisions applicable to the sale of spirits to on-premise licensees and provides conditions of the sale of the stores.
by Representatives Klippert, Goodman, Hayes, and Roberts
Standards for detention of persons with mental disorders or chemical dependency.
Modifies provisions relating to detention standards for persons with mental disorders or chemical dependency.
by Representative Klippert
Concerning properties obtained by public agencies through foreclosures.
Requires public agencies that own property that was obtained by foreclosure to: (1) Develop a list of the properties by parcel number; and(2) Develop, adopt, and implement a master real estate plan to use or dispose of the property.
by Representative Angel
Addressing debt service from the Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account.
Prohibits transfers to pay debt service from the Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account from exceeding sixty million dollars in a single fiscal year.Allows additional funds to be borrowed from the motor vehicle fund to cover debt service costs above sixty million dollars in any single fiscal year for the purpose of maintaining toll rates.
by Representatives Alexander and Pedersen; by request of Secretary of State
Reducing costs and inefficiencies in elections.
Reduces election costs and inefficiencies.
by Representatives Springer, Sullivan, Haler, Crouse, and Maxwell
Concerning community redevelopment financing in apportionment districts.
Addresses community redevelopment financing in apportionment districts.
by Representatives Kagi, Farrell, Pollet, and Fey
Changing licensing provisions for certain before and after-school programs in school buildings.
Requires the director of the department of early learning, in consultation with the state fire marshal's office, and the chief of the Washington state patrol, through the director of fire protection, to adopt licensing standards that allow children who attend classes in a school building during school hours to remain in the same building to participate in before-school or after-school programs.
by Representatives Hawkins, Dunshee, Appleton, Stanford, Takko, Warnick, Magendanz, Fey, Tarleton, and Smith
Requiring the public works board to submit ranked project lists.
Requires the public works board to submit a ranked list of projects that are recommended for funding by the legislature.
by Representatives Reykdal, Pollet, Fitzgibbon, Wylie, and Ryu
Increasing accountability for the sales and use tax exemption for machinery and equipment.
Increases accountability for the sales and use tax exemption for machinery and equipment.
by Representatives Klippert, Shea, Hargrove, Taylor, Kristiansen, Rodne, Condotta, Buys, Haler, Vick, Angel, Schmick, Chandler, MacEwen, Manweller, Hayes, Holy, Crouse, Scott, Short, Parker, Nealey, Warnick, Pike, and Smith
Requesting the federal government to stand firmly with Israel.
Requests the federal government to stand firmly with Israel.
by Representatives Springer, Haler, Sullivan, Crouse, and Maxwell
Providing for community redevelopment financing in apportionment districts.
Proposes an amendment to the state Constitution to provide for community redevelopment financing in apportionment districts.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Keiser, Honeyford, Kohl-Welles, and Frockt)
Allowing day spas to offer or supply without charge wine or beer by the individual glass to a customer for consumption on the premises.
Creates a day spa permit that allows the permit holder to offer or supply wine or beer to customers for consumption on the premises.
by Senator Rivers
Concerning fuel usage of publicly owned vehicles, vessels, and construction equipment.
Exempts engine retrofits that would void warranties from certain fuel usage requirements.Requires the department of commerce to convene an advisory committee to work with the department to develop rules on electricity and biofuel usage goals.Requires the rules to provide the authority for local government subdivisions to elect to exempt police, fire, and other emergency response vehicles, including utility vehicles frequently used for emergency response, from certain fuel usage requirements.
by Senators Carrell, Benton, Becker, Bailey, Litzow, Roach, and Honeyford
Concerning the effect of zoning ordinances on hobby vehicle restoration. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Concerning the restoration of collector vehicles. )
Addresses the regulation of collector vehicles by local governments.
by Senators Becker, Keiser, Schlicher, Parlette, and Conway
Authorizing occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, dieticians, and nutritionists to participate in online access to the University of Washington health sciences library. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Increasing the health professions participating in online access to the University of Washington health sciences library. )
Provides occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, dieticians, nutritionists, and speech-language pathologists with online access to the University of Washington health sciences library.Requires other health care professionals to pay an additional fee if they wish to access the health sciences library.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Schoesler, Holmquist Newbry, Delvin, Hatfield, Shin, King, Hobbs, Sheldon, Padden, Honeyford, Dammeier, and Roach)
Changing the corporate officer provisions of the employment security act.
Revises employment security act provisions relating to corporate officers.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Litzow, Dammeier, Tom, Hobbs, Hatfield, Delvin, Hewitt, Padden, and Schoesler)
Requiring policies regarding assignment of certificated instructional staff.
Requires each school district board of directors to adopt a policy on assignment of certificated instructional staff.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Carrell, Pearson, Keiser, Sheldon, Becker, Tom, Parlette, Rivers, Braun, Bailey, Padden, Roach, Litzow, Honeyford, and Shin)
Creating a statewide database of mental health commitment information.
Requires the department of licensing, Washington state patrol, department of social and health services, administrative office of the courts, and representatives of regional support networks and superior courts to participate in a work group convened by the department of licensing for the purpose of making a proposal for consolidation of statewide involuntary commitment information for the purpose of accurate and efficient verification of eligibility to possess a firearm.Requires regional support networks to forward historical mental health involuntary commitment information retained by the organization including identifying information and dates of commitment to the department of social and health services.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Holmquist Newbry, Conway, and Hewitt)
Clarifying the terminology and duties of the real estate agency relationship law to be consistent with other existing laws.
Clarifies the terminology and duties of the laws governing the real estate agency relationship to make them consistent with other existing laws.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Conway, Holmquist Newbry, Keiser, and Kohl-Welles; by request of Department of Labor & Industries)
Addressing the recommendations of the vocational rehabilitation subcommittee for workers' compensation.
Addresses recommendations of the vocational rehabilitation subcommittee for workers' compensation.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Bailey, Schlicher, Becker, and Keiser; by request of Department of Health)
Concerning prescription information.
Revises requirements for electronic communication of prescription information.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Schlicher, Becker, Keiser, Bailey, Frockt, Cleveland, Hargrove, Darneille, and McAuliffe)
Concerning detentions under the involuntary treatment act.
Revises involuntary treatment act provisions relating to detentions.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Keiser, Kohl-Welles, Darneille, Nelson, McAuliffe, and Kline)
Accelerating changes to mental health involuntary commitment laws.
Accelerates effective and expiration dates for implementation of certain provisions relating to evaluations of persons under the involuntary treatment act.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Carrell, Darneille, Keiser, and Pearson)
Concerning the adult behavioral health system in Washington state.
Requires the legislature to convene a task force to examine reform of the adult behavioral health system.Expires June 1, 2014.
by Senators Litzow, Hill, and Tom
Improving student achievement and student outcomes.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to create the STEM AP master teacher pilot program in five geographically diverse school districts to: (1) Elevate the status of the STEM and AP teaching profession;(2) Provide exemplary STEM teachers with opportunities to serve as master teachers while they remain in their own classrooms working directly with students;(3) Provide an opportunity for experienced and exemplary teachers to help and mentor new teachers and other teachers in the building; and(4) Provide a career advancement structure that provides administrative-level compensation for master teachers.Prohibits the granting of waivers from certain minimum required annual instructional hour offerings.Makes an appropriation.
by Senators Conway, Schlicher, Braun, Keiser, Billig, Hatfield, Hasegawa, and Kline
Authorizing membership in the Washington public safety employees' retirement system for employees at public utility districts who are qualified trades people who maintain electrical transmission lines.
Authorizes membership in the public safety employees' retirement system for certain employees at public utility districts.
by Senators Dammeier, Carrell, and Becker
Addressing debt service from the Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account.
Prohibits transfers to pay debt service from the Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account from exceeding sixty million dollars in a fiscal year.Allows additional funds to be borrowed from the motor vehicle fund to cover debt service costs above sixty million dollars in a fiscal year for the purpose of maintaining toll rates.
by Senators Keiser, Hatfield, and Litzow
Providing a business and occupation tax exemption for amounts received by hotel management companies for covered employee costs.
Provides a business and occupation tax exemption on amounts received by a hotel management company from a hotel owner for covered employee costs.
by Senator Tom
Creating a defined contribution retirement plan 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.
by Senators King and Eide
Concerning vehicle-related fees.
Increases certain vehicle-related fees.
by Senator King
Modifying certain requirements for ferry vessel construction.
Modifies provisions relating to requirements for ferry vessel construction.
by Senators Braun, Hatfield, Holmquist Newbry, and Hargrove
Providing enhanced payment to small rural hospitals that meet the criteria of a sole community hospital.
Increases payments for recipients eligible for certain medical assistance programs when services are provided by a rural hospital certified by the centers for medicare and medicaid services as a sole community hospital.