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 Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Carlyle and Nealey)
Concerning communications services reform.
Provides communications services tax reform.Establishes a state universal communications services program to support continued provision of basic telecommunications services under rates, terms, and conditions established by the utilities and transportation commission during the time over which incumbent communications providers in the state are adapting to changes in federal universal service fund and intercarrier compensation support.Requires retailers of prepaid wireless telephone service to collect the enhanced 911 tax.Repeals chapter 82.72 RCW (telephone program excise tax administration).Requires funding by state general fund appropriations for the telephone assistance and telecommunications relay service programs.Creates the universal communications services account.Provides for termination of the state universal communications services program on June 30, 2019.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Condotta and Reykdal)
Modifying snowmobile license fees.
Increases license fees for snowmobiles.
by Representatives Jinkins, Morrell, Green, Cody, Hunter, Ryu, Appleton, Pollet, and Roberts
Concerning dispensing contraceptive drugs for medicaid enrollees.
Requires the state health care authority to make arrangements for medicaid programs offered through managed care plans or fee-for-service to require dispensing of contraceptive drugs with up to a one-year supply provided at one time.
by Representatives Habib, Ryu, Zeiger, and Maxwell
Allowing crowdfunding for certain small securities offerings.
Helps new businesses access equity-based crowdfunding as a financing tool, democratizing venture capital, and facilitating investment by residents in Washington start-ups.Levies an excise tax of five percent on the total aggregate purchase price on certain sales of securities sold by an issuer.
by Representatives Pedersen, Rodne, Jinkins, Klippert, Orwall, O'Ban, Wylie, Ormsby, Kirby, Buys, Roberts, Nealey, Goodman, Hansen, Kagi, and Hunter
Concerning legal proceedings by the attorney general on behalf of state officers.
Addresses the requirement of the attorney general in instituting or prosecuting an action or proceeding on behalf of a state officer against the state or a county when any purpose of the action or proceeding is related to the level or sufficiency of fiscal appropriations.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators King and Eide)
Concerning vehicle-related fees.
Increases certain vehicle-related fees.
by Senators Hill and Hargrove
Concerning state technology expenditures.
Addresses expenditures for state technology.
by Senators Hargrove and Kline
Reducing corrections costs.
Allows a thirty-day additional earned release credit for certain offenders.Authorizes the department of corrections to: (1) Rent capacity from local and tribal governments to house certain offenders; and(2) Develop and maintain optional programs or activities that may be used for the thirty-day earned release credit.Addresses contracts between providers of hospital services and correctional facilities.
by Senators Hill, Tom, and Bailey
Creating a tuition surcharge for international students.
Requires the governing boards of the state and regional universities, The Evergreen State College, and the community and technical colleges to include a twenty percent surcharge on tuition fees for certain students.
by Senator Becker
Authorizing the medicaid expansion while ensuring state financial protections, increasing consumer engagement and choice, and establishing expectations for improved health outcomes.
Authorizes the state health care authority to implement the medicaid expansion, consistent with budget authorization provided in the omnibus appropriations act, as long as the federal medical assistance percentages defined in the social security act remain at the levels outlined in law.Repeals chapter 70.47 RCW (basic health plan--health care access act).
by Senators Hill and Hargrove
Modifies the state expenditure limit.Increases funds in the education legacy trust account from real estate excise taxes, public utility taxes, solid waste collection taxes, and unclaimed state lottery prizes.Requires the department of revenue, if a certain contingency occurs, to annually estimate the anticipated net increase in state sales tax revenues resulting from remote sellers collecting and remitting sales tax on retail sales to buyers located in this state.Declares it is the intent of the legislature: (1) That first priority for the state's general obligation bond capacity must be for capital budget appropriations necessary to support the state assistance program to assist school districts in the construction and ownership of local school plant facilities; and(2) To meet its obligation to fund the common school system of the state by reducing future debt service payments by the state.