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 Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives McCoy, Morris, Wylie, Ryu, and Pollet)
Modifying the renewable energy cost recovery program.
Closes the current renewable energy system cost recovery incentive program and creates a new program to be administered by the state housing finance commission.Allows a public utility tax credit to a utility in an amount equal to certain cost recovery incentive payments made in any fiscal year.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives McCoy, Morris, Ryu, and Hudgins)
Regarding net metering of electricity.
Addresses third-party ownership of net metering systems.Increases the maximum electrical generating capacity of a net metering system.Increases the cumulative generating capacity available to a net metering system as a percentage of an electric utility's peak demand.Increases the total amount of kilowatts allowed to be aggregated by a customer-generator under meter aggregation.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Hope, Dunshee, Hurst, Sells, Santos, McCoy, Walsh, Moscoso, Appleton, Bergquist, Springer, Haler, Hunt, Pollet, Fitzgibbon, Lytton, Jinkins, Roberts, Wylie, Liias, Haigh, Ryu, and Fey)
Requiring school districts to disclose information about required assessments.
Requires school districts to notify parents or guardians of enrolled students with certain information about standardized assessments from kindergarten through twelfth grade that are required by the state or the federal government.Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to provide regularly updated information to school districts that is necessary for the districts to notify parents of the information.
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.
Increases the capacity for school districts to recognize and respond to youth in need, including emotional and behavioral distress in students and indicators of possible substance abuse, violence, and suicide, through additional training, more comprehensive planning, and emphasis on partnerships between schools and communities.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Blake and Chandler)
Concerning consolidating a new exempt withdrawal of groundwater into an existing public water system.
Authorizes an existing publicly owned and operated group A or group B water system to serve a proposed new development with a quantity of water that otherwise would be withdrawn for beneficial use under the permit exemption.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Fitzgibbon, Dahlquist, Takko, Fey, Wilcox, Kochmar, Magendanz, O'Ban, Morrell, and Jinkins)
Addressing the timing of penalties under the growth management act.
Revises growth management act penalty provisions.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Haigh, Santos, Sullivan, Maxwell, Ryu, Freeman, Stonier, Seaquist, McCoy, Fey, Roberts, Morrell, Kagi, Bergquist, and Jinkins)
Enhancing the statewide K-12 dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement system.
Takes steps to enhance the current statewide K-12 dropout prevention, intervention, and reengagement system by clarifying the laws pertaining to the statewide system and the state-level work group charged with overseeing the system.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Liias, Sawyer, Cody, Farrell, Roberts, Fey, Stanford, Pollet, Fitzgibbon, Ryu, Van De Wege, Tarleton, Santos, and Bergquist)
Concerning the continued imposition of benefit charges for fire protection districts.
Addresses the amount of votes needed to approve the initial imposition of a benefit charge for fire protection districts.
by House Committee on Government Operations & Elections (originally sponsored by Representatives O'Ban, Angel, Hayes, Green, Zeiger, Bergquist, Johnson, Ryu, Morrell, and Shea)
Addressing a veteran's preference for the purpose of public employment.
Allows veteran scoring criteria to be claimed upon receipt of separation orders indicating an honorable discharge issued by the respective military department.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Van De Wege, Dahlquist, Morrell, Hayes, Cody, Pettigrew, Habib, McCoy, Ryu, Angel, Hunt, Goodman, Pollet, Fitzgibbon, Stonier, Dunshee, and Fey)
Creating initiatives in high schools to save lives in the event of cardiac arrest.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to: (1) In consultation with school districts and stakeholder groups, develop guidance for a medical emergency response and automated external defibrillator program for high schools; and(2) In consultation with the department of health, assist districts in carrying out the program.Requires school districts that operate a high school to offer instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to students.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Appleton and Santos)
Requiring crisis intervention training for peace officers.
Requires the criminal justice training commission to provide crisis intervention training to: (1) New full-time law enforcement officers employed by a state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency; and(2) Twenty-five percent of currently certified law enforcement officers, assigned to patrol duties no later than December 1, 2017.Makes an appropriation.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Lytton, Stonier, Haigh, Bergquist, Fitzgibbon, Appleton, Fey, Sells, Goodman, Ryu, Cody, Maxwell, Santos, Sawyer, Roberts, Hunt, Moscoso, and Pollet)
Requiring funding for professional development for K-12 teachers.
Provides funding and resources to school districts in order to successfully implement the teacher and principal evaluation system.
by House Committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (originally sponsored by Representatives Farrell, Wylie, McCoy, Orwall, Seaquist, Bergquist, Springer, Pedersen, O'Ban, Kochmar, Moeller, Fitzgibbon, Appleton, Ryu, Stanford, Maxwell, Jinkins, Hunt, Fey, Pollet, Goodman, Habib, and Santos)
Concerning the disposition of surplus property for the development of affordable housing.
Authorizes governmental entities to sell, lease, exchange, or donate surplus property to an eligible organization at a price that is less than fair market value, or may create beneficial sales terms, if the affordable housing to be developed on the property will be occupied primarily by extremely low-income, very low-income, federally qualified low-income, or low-income households.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Pettigrew, Moscoso, Habib, Pedersen, Jinkins, Roberts, Orwall, Appleton, Upthegrove, Pollet, Freeman, and Ryu)
Providing alternatives for penalties stemming from traffic infractions.
Allows entry into a community restitution plan in lieu of paying a monetary penalty for certain traffic infractions.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Pettigrew, Springer, Habib, Holy, Ryu, and Magendanz)
Establishing policies to support academic acceleration for high school students.
Encourages 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 offering dual credit courses to high school students.Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to: (1) Allocate half of the funds appropriated for the purposes of the incentive program on a competitive basis to provide one-time grants for high schools to expand the availability of dual credit courses;(2) Allocate half of the funds appropriated for the purposes of the incentive program to school districts as an incentive award for each student who earned dual high school and college credit for courses offered by the district's high schools during the previous school year; and(3) Collect and post on the Washington state report card web site certain results from the program.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored 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.Requires the judges of the supreme and superior courts and the courts of appeals and the judicial officers within the county, city, district, and precinct in which the judicial officer is chosen to develop procedures for notifying the public that an assault offense occurring in any area that is used in connection with court proceedings is a class C felony offense.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Pollet, Haler, Cody, Tarleton, Johnson, Seaquist, Farrell, Magendanz, Riccelli, and Ryu)
Concerning self-supporting, fee-based programs at four-year institutions of higher education.
Requires the state and regional universities and The Evergreen State College to: (1) When a decision is being considered to change an existing degree program that is supported by state funding to a program that is self-supporting and fee-based, notify enrolled and prospective students and undergraduate and graduate student government associations; and(2) Establish or designate a committee to create criteria upon which to evaluate the proposed shift of a degree program from a state-supported degree program to a self-supporting funding basis.
by House Committee on Government Operations & Elections (originally sponsored by Representative Hunt)
Exempting from disclosure and copying valuable commercial information in records pertaining to solid waste collection companies in possession of the Washington utilities and transportation commission.
Exempts from public inspection and copying under the public records act, records filed with the utilities and transportation commission by a solid waste collection company in the context of a tariff filing when such documents concern activities of the solid waste collection company that are not subject to rate regulation by the commission or are documents of affiliated interests.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Chandler, Stanford, Blake, Appleton, and Dunshee)
Concerning geoduck diver licenses.
Changes licensing requirements for geoduck divers.Prohibits the director of the department of fish and wildlife from issuing more than seventy-five geoduck diver licenses in any one year.Requires the department of natural resources to establish a geoduck harvest safety committee to establish a safety program for geoduck diver license holders.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Taylor, Shea, Overstreet, Condotta, Ryu, Scott, Pike, Blake, Schmick, Morris, Haler, MacEwen, Hope, Appleton, Goodman, Buys, Moscoso, Kristiansen, Upthegrove, and Carlyle)
Establishing standards for the use of public unmanned aircraft systems.
Provides clear standards for the lawful use of unmanned aerial vehicles by state and local jurisdictions.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Orcutt, Clibborn, and Hargrove)
Addressing compensation paid to peace officers while enrolled in basic law enforcement training.
Requires general authority Washington law enforcement agencies to reimburse a peace officer's training agency for training, salary, and benefits received by the peace officer while enrolled in basic law enforcement training, if the law enforcement agency hires the peace officer within five years of his or her completion of the training.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Ryu, Clibborn, Johnson, Angel, Freeman, Zeiger, Bergquist, Reykdal, Liias, Moeller, Morris, Farrell, and Fey)
Concerning the agency council on coordinated transportation.
Creates the agency council on coordinated transportation to advance and improve accessibility to and coordination of special needs transportation services statewide.Requires the department of transportation to provide necessary staff support for the council as resources allow.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Hudgins, Chandler, Pettigrew, Ross, Appleton, Moscoso, Santos, Goodman, McCoy, Hunt, Springer, Pollet, Freeman, Habib, Reykdal, Tarleton, Liias, Sawyer, Wylie, Sells, Fitzgibbon, Pedersen, Ryu, Riccelli, Farrell, Cody, Dunshee, Bergquist, Roberts, Maxwell, and Fey)
Adding eligibility criteria for higher education financial aid.
Provides a more affordable and attainable route to college for children granted deferred action for childhood arrival status.
by House Committee on Government Accountability & Oversight (originally sponsored by Representatives Hunt, Condotta, and Ryu)
Authorizing enhanced raffles conducted by bona fide charitable or nonprofit organizations serving individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Authorizes a bona fide charitable or nonprofit organization, whose primary purpose is serving individuals with intellectual disabilities, to conduct enhanced raffles if licensed by the gambling commission.Expires June 30, 2017.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Pollet, Seaquist, Tarleton, Ryu, and Tharinger)
Evaluating compliance and performance of institutions of higher education participating in financial aid programs.
Requires the office of student financial assistance to: (1) Evaluate compliance and performance of and provide training and assistance to institutions of higher education participating in financial aid programs;(2) Impose conditions or terminate participation if the institution puts state funds at risk or fails to comply with program rules and regulations; and(3) Develop rigorous standards for review for participation of new institutions.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives McCoy, Appleton, Morrell, Ryu, and Ormsby)
Providing for awarding academic credit for military training.
Requires each institution of higher education to adopt a policy to award academic credit for military training.
by House Committee on Business & Financial Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Habib, Kirby, Ryu, Van De Wege, Takko, Hunter, Appleton, Tarleton, Sawyer, Seaquist, Pollet, Bergquist, and Johnson)
Addressing methods of payment.
Prohibits a person from imposing a surcharge on a cardholder who elects to use a credit card in lieu of other payment.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Chandler and Haigh)
Concerning the recoverable costs of the department of agriculture under chapter 16.36 RCW.
Authorizes the director of the department of agriculture to recover reasonable costs associated with data entry and processing related to animal health documents that facilitate disease control and traceability.
by House Committee on Government Accountability & Oversight (originally sponsored by Representatives Shea, Hurst, Condotta, Holy, Taylor, and Overstreet)
Regarding industrial hemp.
Permits the development of an industrial hemp industry and ensures that production of industrial hemp is in compliance with state law.Requires the director of the department of agriculture to charge a fee for each license granted to an industrial hemp grower.Authorizes Washington State University to undertake research of industrial hemp production in the state after receiving a license to grow hemp.Creates the industrial hemp account.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representative Haler)
Designating certain hydroelectric generation from a generation facility located in irrigation pipes, irrigation canals, and wastewater pipes as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW.
Revises the definition of "eligible renewable resource," for purposes of the energy independence act, to include hydroelectric generation from a project completed after March 31, 1999, where the generation facility is located in irrigation pipes, irrigation canals, and wastewater pipes located in the state where the generation does not result in new water diversions or impoundments.
by Representative Morris
Funding agricultural production research through the life sciences discovery fund with certain marijuana-related revenues.
Provides the opportunity to register marijuana-related trademarks, trade names, brand names, patents, and copyrights and directs the resulting revenue towards agricultural production research funded through the life sciences discovery fund.
by Senators Becker, Schlicher, Kline, Dammeier, Delvin, Ericksen, Parlette, and Carrell
Requiring hospitals to report when providing treatment for bullet wounds, gunshot wounds, and stab wounds to all patients.
Requires a hospital to: (1) Report to a local law enforcement authority when the hospital provides treatment to any patient for a bullet wound, a gunshot wound, or a stab wound; and(2) If a health care provider believes that a patient's injury could be the result of domestic violence, alert a case manager, social worker, domestic violence advocate, or other patient advocate to coordinate with the law enforcement officer who responds to the report.
by Senate Committee on Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (originally sponsored by Senators Ericksen and Chase)
Using conservation achieved by a qualifying utility in excess of its biennial acquisition target under the energy independence act.
Revises the energy independence act to allow conservation achieved by a qualifying utility in excess of its biennial acquisition target to be used for up to three biennial targets.
by Senators Brown, Fain, Rivers, Dammeier, and Cleveland
Authorizing the suspension or revocation of certificates or permits to teach based on the fraudulent submission of tests for educators. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Authorizing penalties based on the fraudulent submission of tests for educators. )
Allows a teaching certificate or permit to be revoked or suspended upon complaint from the professional educator standards board alleging unprofessional conduct in the form of a fraudulent submission of a test for educators.Allows a reprimand to be issued as an alternative to suspension or revocation of a certificate or permit.