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 McCoy, Shea, Appleton, Orwall, Jinkins, Morrell, Ryu, Green, and Freeman)
Regarding residential provisions for children of parents with military duties.
Addresses temporary or permanent parenting plans or other court orders designating residential time or visitation rights of military parents.
by House Committee on Government Operations & Elections (originally sponsored by Representatives Jinkins, Cody, Green, McCoy, Moeller, Ryu, Fitzgibbon, and Kagi)
Establishing food and beverage provision and service policies.
Requires all agencies and other interested organizations to adopt and begin implementation of a food and beverage service policy.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Chandler and Tharinger)
Providing options for local communities to balance growth of the community with water resource goals.
Authorizes county legislative authorities to balance growth of the community with water resource goals by: (1) Addressing future development criteria with regard to exempt well withdrawals; and(2) Allowing allocation for the best use of the water resources available.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Stanford, Tharinger, Moscoso, Takko, Appleton, Bergquist, Liias, and Reykdal)
Giving general law enforcement authority to natural resource investigators.
Gives natural resources investigators general law enforcement authority.Requires the commissioner of public lands to maintain and employ a force of natural resource investigators to ensure enforcement actions are focused primarily on the protection of state-owned lands and property and natural resources managed by the department of natural resources.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman and Nealey)
Clarifying agency relationships in reconveyances of deeds of trust.
Clarifies agency relationships in reconveyances of deeds of trust.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Buys, Blake, Chandler, Warnick, Schmick, and Fagan)
Concerning de facto changes in water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.
Requires the department of ecology to initiate a process to enable water right holders to change the current status of water rights that are currently being put to a different place of use than is indicated on the associated water right certificate when that change was done before formal approval being granted by the department and if certain conditions are met.Expires June 30, 2016.
by Representatives Hunt, Johnson, Appleton, Pollet, Reykdal, Moscoso, Van De Wege, Alexander, McCoy, Ryu, Kagi, and Jinkins
Concerning public and private airport parking facilities.
Requires a public or private airport parking facility's parking rates to be assessed based on a twenty-four hour day and certain other parking charges may be assessed on an hourly basis up to the amount normally assessed for a twenty-four hour period.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Kirby, Rodne, and Ryu)
Concerning court reporters, communication access real-time translation, and real-time captioning services.
Regulates the certification and practice of court reporters, communication access real-time translation providers, and real-time captioning service providers.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Stanford, Jinkins, McCoy, Riccelli, Fitzgibbon, Reykdal, Pollet, Orwall, and Roberts)
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 or applicant has previously terminated a rental agreement.
by House Committee on Government Operations & Elections (originally sponsored by Representatives Smith, Van De Wege, Magendanz, Appleton, Angel, Stonier, Schmick, Upthegrove, Ryu, Pike, O'Ban, Hayes, Blake, Wilcox, Haler, Buys, Short, Warnick, and Parker)
Improving the business climate and stimulating job creation by requiring certain agencies to establish a formal review process of existing rules.
Requires the department of ecology, the department of labor and industries, and the department of health to establish: (1) A continuous, formal review process of its rules which must be based on a prioritized work plan and include rules relating to licenses, permits, and inspections; and(2) A process for effectively applying sunset provisions to rules when applicable.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Hope, Pedersen, Hayes, Buys, Dahlquist, Hargrove, O'Ban, Holy, Goodman, Fagan, Smith, Magendanz, Orcutt, Klippert, Kretz, Warnick, Roberts, Moscoso, Ryu, and Bergquist)
Concerning information on firearm offenders.
Requires firearm offenders to register with the county sheriff.Requires the county sheriff to forward registration information, photographs, and fingerprints to the Washington state patrol.Requires the Washington state patrol to maintain a central registry of firearm offenders.Creates the crime of failure to register as a firearm offender.Adds definitions for "firearm offense" and "firearm offender" for purposes of chapter 9.41 RCW (firearms and dangerous weapons).Exempts the central registry of firearm offenders from public disclosure under the public records act.
by House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Haler, Blake, Ryu, Sells, Manweller, Takko, Ormsby, Zeiger, Liias, Sawyer, Haigh, Jinkins, Appleton, Wilcox, Pedersen, Rodne, Angel, Upthegrove, Stanford, Pollet, Vick, Condotta, Kristiansen, Moeller, Moscoso, and Santos)
Regulating the hours of service for certain railroad employees.
Limits a railroad yardmaster's hours of service.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Morrell, Nealey, Zeiger, Jinkins, and Ryu)
Regarding competency to stand trial evaluations.
Allows a court to appoint a qualified expert or professional person to evaluate and report upon the mental condition of a defendant when the state hospital has not met performance targets for the completion of the evaluation.Requires the department of social and health services to reimburse the county for its costs for appointing the qualified expert or professional person.Expires June 30, 2016.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Roberts, Orwall, Goodman, Kirby, Jinkins, Pedersen, Farrell, Kagi, Freeman, and Ryu)
Improving the adoption process.
Changes requirements of the preplacement and postplacement reports to include an investigation of the planned approach to child discipline and punishment of the person requesting the report.Requires the secretary of the department of social and health services to establish procedures and requirements for identifying, tracking, and reporting adoption disruption and dissolution, including requiring regular reports from child-placing agencies relating to children placed for adoption and incorporating certain data furnished by the department of health.Requires the family and children's ombudsman to submit a report on information regarding the progress made by the department of social and health services in implementing recommendations made in the report on severe abuse of adopted children.
by House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Freeman, Sells, Moscoso, Ryu, Green, Fitzgibbon, Stanford, Orwall, Goodman, Pettigrew, Appleton, Roberts, Reykdal, Hunt, Santos, Liias, Hudgins, Van De Wege, Moeller, Upthegrove, Jinkins, Pollet, and Bergquist)
Addressing drayage truck operators at certain ports.
Requires certain port districts to employ drayage truck operators to transport containerized cargo other than agricultural products at or through the port.
by Representatives Riccelli, Hawkins, Bergquist, Alexander, Fitzgibbon, Buys, Tarleton, Manweller, Vick, Reykdal, Sawyer, Sells, Springer, Ryu, Clibborn, Angel, Jinkins, Maxwell, Pollet, Farrell, Moscoso, Ormsby, Morrell, and Magendanz
Requiring capital and transportation project investments to be searchable by the public for certain detailed information.
Requires current and future capital project and transportation project investments to be coded with geographic information sufficient to permit the public to search and identify appropriation and expenditure data.Requires the office of the legislative evaluation and accountability program committee to update the state expenditure information web site to allow the public to search for capital budget and transportation projects by selecting from an online geographical map.
by House Committee on Government Operations & Elections (originally sponsored by Representatives Jinkins, Hunt, Cody, Goodman, Freeman, Stanford, Fitzgibbon, Bergquist, Sawyer, Green, Ryu, Hope, Moscoso, Liias, Haler, Hudgins, Sullivan, Appleton, and Pollet)
Regulating interpreter services.
Authorizes the department of social and health services and the state health care authority to purchase interpreter services on behalf of limited-English speaking or sensory-impaired applicants and recipients of public assistance.Authorizes the department of labor and industries to purchase interpreter services for medical and vocational providers authorized to provide services to limited-English speaking or sensory-impaired injured workers or crime victims.Requires, no later than July 1, 2016, the department of social and health services, the state health care authority, and the department of labor and industries to integrate the purchase of spoken language interpreter services through a centralized system.Requires the department of social and health services to establish the spoken language interpreter advisory group to advise the departments of social and health services, labor and industries, and enterprise services and the state health care authority on the certification and authorization of spoken language interpreters.Requires the department of enterprise services to develop and implement a model that all state agencies, other than the department of labor and industries and the state health care authority, must use to procure spoken language interpreter services.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Green, Reykdal, Ryu, Morrell, Roberts, Fey, Pollet, and McCoy)
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 House Committee on Business & Financial Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Kirby and Ryu)
Addresses the practice of master esthetics.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representative Stanford)
Concerning debt collection practices.
Revises the definition of "collection agency," for purposes of the collection agency act, to include a person or entity engaged in the business of purchasing delinquent or charged off claims for collection purposes, whether it collects the claims itself or hires a third party for collection or an attorney for litigation in order to collect such claims.Prohibits a licensee and employee of a licensee, under the collection agency act, from performing an act constituting the unauthorized practice of law.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Holy, Goodman, Roberts, Hope, Hayes, and Appleton; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)
Concerning the introduction of contraband into or possession of contraband in a secure facility.
Includes in the crime of introducing contraband in the first, second, or third degree, knowingly providing a deadly weapon to a person confined in a secure facility under chapter 71.09 RCW (sexually violent predators).Requires the secretary of the department of social and health services to adopt rules and guidelines for attorneys to follow when bringing legal materials into secure facilities.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Moeller, Ryu, and Jinkins)
Concerning surname changes after the solemnization of a marriage.
Provides for surname changes after a marriage.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Blake, Shea, Takko, Jinkins, Pollet, and Tharinger)
Concerning criminal background checks and other requirements applicable to the purchase and transfer of firearms.
Addresses requirements for purchasing or transferring a firearm.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Hope, Hunter, Pedersen, Bergquist, Habib, Fey, Ryu, Jinkins, Pollet, and Tharinger)
Concerning firearms laws for persons subject to no-contact orders, protection orders, and restraining orders.
Addresses the possession of firearms with regard to persons subject to no-contact orders, protection orders, and restraining orders.Requires law enforcement agencies to develop policies and procedures regarding the acceptance, storage, and return of weapons required to be surrendered.Requires the administrative office of the courts to develop: (1) A proof of surrender and receipt pattern form to be used to document that a respondent has complied with a requirement to surrender firearms, dangerous weapons, and his or her concealed pistol license, as ordered by a court; and(2) A declaration of nonsurrender pattern form to document compliance when the respondent has no firearms, dangerous weapons, or concealed pistol license.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Moscoso, Hope, and Ryu)
Concerning state park rangers from the state parks and recreation commission.
Changes the status of the parks and recreation commission from a limited authority Washington law enforcement agency to a general authority Washington law enforcement agency.Allows state patrol cadets, state patrol officers, and state park rangers of the state parks and recreation commission admittance to the Washington state patrol academy.Allows state park rangers admittance to the criminal justice training commission's basic law enforcement academy.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Moscoso, Hope, Goodman, Pettigrew, Hayes, and Takko)
Concerning the liquor control board.
Changes the status of the liquor control board from a limited authority Washington law enforcement agency to a general authority Washington law enforcement agency.Requires a peace officer or enforcement officer of the liquor control board, under certain circumstances, to reimburse his or her training agency for the cost of basic law enforcement academy training that the officer received.Allows state patrol cadets, state patrol officers, and peace officers or enforcement officers of the liquor control board admittance to the Washington state patrol academy.Allows law enforcement personnel, including an employee who is a peace officer or enforcement officer of the liquor control board, admittance to the criminal justice training commission's basic law enforcement academy.
by House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Sells, Hope, Dunshee, Rodne, Riccelli, and Ryu)
Addressing the rate of compensation for occupational diseases.
Modifies provisions relating to the rate of compensation for employees who suffer disability from an occupational disease that is known to be terminal in the course of employment.
by Representatives Upthegrove, Morris, Ormsby, and Riccelli
Promoting renewable energy.
Declares that state policy should be reformed to promote the deployment of distributed solar energy generation in a manner that relies less on ratepayer subsidies and on cost-shifting among utility customers and more on using current state policies and regulatory mechanisms to improve the cost-effectiveness of distributed solar energy systems and to empower the state's electric utilities to function as change agents and national leaders in the deployment of solar energy technologies.
by Representatives Zeiger, Clibborn, Orcutt, O'Ban, Hargrove, Liias, Fey, Moscoso, and Morrell
Addressing the permitting of certain transportation projects.
Requires the department of transportation to use a permitting process, that includes the following, for any transportation project of at least five million dollars: Conceptual description; early involvement of other agencies; identification of environmental reviews, permits, and other approvals, application procedures, and decision standards; tentative selection of preferred alternative; completing environmental reviews and applications for permits and other approvals; and completing the environmental review, permit, and other approval processes.
by Representatives Zeiger, Liias, Clibborn, Kretz, Hargrove, Fitzgibbon, Upthegrove, O'Ban, and Morrell
Implementing public-private partnership best practices for nontoll transportation projects.
Modifies the review and approval process for nontoll projects so the criteria and review process can be more closely tailored to the specific type of proposed nontoll project or program.
by Representatives Schmick and Fagan
Concerning reporting the location of human remains.
Establishes Dylan's law.Imposes a duty on a person who has actual knowledge of the location of human remains to report this information to a law enforcement agency or officer.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Carrell, Pearson, Schoesler, Hill, and Fain)
Regulating provision of child care. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Regulating child care subsidies. )
Requires the department of early learning to work with a child care provider to ensure the provider understands the rules regarding receiving subsidy payments if the provider is found by the department to have committed a willful or knowing act that is a violation of department rules regarding receiving subsidy payments.Prohibits the provider from receiving future subsidy payments if the provider is found in violation of the rules a second time.
by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development (originally sponsored by Senators Chase, Kohl-Welles, Conway, Shin, Nelson, Darneille, Frockt, McAuliffe, Keiser, Kline, Harper, and Rolfes)
Creating the companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program.
Establishes the companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program to provide for spaying and neutering of feral and free-roaming cats and companion animals owned by low-income individuals.Provides that the department of health will administer the program.Creates the companion animal spay/neuter assistance account.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Becker, Holmquist Newbry, Ericksen, Dammeier, Honeyford, and Schlicher)
Concerning health care professionals contracting with public and private payors.
Addresses fair contracting for all contracts between health care providers and health insurance carriers offering insurance in the state and the presence of fair dealings and transparency in interactions between all third-party payors and health care providers.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Litzow, Dammeier, Ranker, Hobbs, Harper, Hatfield, Delvin, Tom, Hewitt, Schoesler, Smith, and Mullet)
Regarding school suspensions and expulsions.
Reduces the number of days that students are excluded from school due to disciplinary action.Requires the state school directors' association to develop a model policy for school districts to implement changes to suspension and expulsion policies.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Becker, Keiser, Conway, Ericksen, Bailey, Dammeier, Frockt, and Schlicher)
Developing standardized prior authorization for medical and pharmacy management.
Requires a lead organization to present to the insurance commissioner a plan for the implementation of a uniform electronic prior authorization form and data fields for prescription drug benefits.Requires the insurance commissioner to review the plan and determine if it meets certain criteria.
by Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (originally sponsored by Senators Bailey, McAuliffe, Shin, Chase, and Harper)
Concerning county property tax levies.
Addresses county property tax levies.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Becker, Dammeier, Keiser, Harper, and Conway)
Addressing the filing and public disclosure of health care provider compensation.
Modifies health care provider compensation provisions relating to filing, public disclosure, and public inspection.
by Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (originally sponsored by Senators Roach, Delvin, Litzow, Fraser, Conway, Sheldon, Shin, and Padden)
Concerning payment of delinquent property taxes.
Authorizes county treasurers to: (1) Establish a program enabling taxpayers to make partial payments of delinquent property taxes on a monthly or quarterly basis; and(2) Provide for electronic payment of delinquent property taxes, interest, and penalties.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Kohl-Welles, Litzow, Rolfes, Keiser, McAuliffe, and Kline)
Regarding training for school employees in the prevention of sexual abuse.
Changes requirements for initial certification of teachers to include as required subject areas for coursework, the identification of 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 by June 1, 2014, and include in the materials, how to prevent children from being recruited into sex trafficking.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored 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 any person who has turned his or her life around after having been involved with child protective services or the dependency system.
by Senators King and McAuliffe
Changing school safety-related drills.
Changes the number of drills for lockdowns and fire evacuation that schools must conduct and requires one other safety-related drill to be determined by the school.
by Senate Committee on Trade & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Senators Braun, Carrell, Dammeier, Rivers, Sheldon, and Hobbs)
Simplifying definitions and classifications concerning state and local tax systems.
Increases uniformity between state and local business and occupation taxes.Reduces state business and occupation tax classifications.Provides business and occupation tax credits and deductions.