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 Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Clibborn, Liias, Ryu, and Fey; by request of Governor Inslee)
Making transportation appropriations for the 2011-2013 and 2013-2015 fiscal biennia.
Makes transportation appropriations for the 2011-2013 and 2013-2015 fiscal biennia.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored 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.Requires the department of transportation to: (1) Convene three expert review panels to provide independent financial and technical review for the development of a finance plan and project implementation plan for the Columbia river crossing project, the state route number 520 bridge replacement and HOV project, and the Alaskan Way viaduct replacement project;(2) Use available technologies to minimize permit delays for, inform and interact with interested parties including relevant environmental regulatory authorities regarding, and optimize the effectiveness of proposed compensatory mitigation projects; and(3) Consider, for compensatory mitigation, the correction of fish passage barriers on city streets and county roads located within the same watershed as the proposed project.
by House Committee on Appropriations (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 Jinkins, Hunter, and Alexander)
Concerning a hospital safety net assessment.
Revises hospital safety net assessment provisions.Delays, until July 1, 2017, the expiration of chapter 74.60 RCW (hospital safety net assessment).
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored 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 a one-year supply provided at one time unless a patient requests a smaller supply or the prescribing physician instructs that the patient must receive a smaller supply.
by Representatives Taylor and Takko
Concerning provisions governing the use of direct deposit.
Eliminates the requirement that public employers must receive a written request of at least twenty-five employees before providing direct deposit of the employees' salaries.
by Senators Hill and Hargrove
Establishing state employee eligibility for insurance benefits consistent with the employer shared responsibility provisions of the patient protection and affordable care act.
Establishes eligibility for insurance benefits for state employees consistent with the employer shared responsibility provisions of the patient protection and affordable care act.
by Senators Roach, Hill, Holmquist Newbry, Hargrove, Becker, Sheldon, Bailey, Eide, Pearson, Brown, Baumgartner, Harper, Braun, Hasegawa, Rivers, Nelson, Schoesler, Shin, Keiser, Ericksen, Billig, Parlette, Conway, Honeyford, and Fraser
Maintaining access to state recreational lands managed by the department of natural resources.
Provides the department of natural resources with additional resources to increase the number of officers protecting the state's natural resources and ensuring safe recreation on state lands, which in turn will help stem the need for recreational area closures.Makes appropriations.
by Senators Roach, Holmquist Newbry, Hargrove, Baumgartner, Rivers, Braun, Pearson, Sheldon, Dammeier, Hasegawa, Litzow, Schoesler, Brown, Tom, Parlette, and Ericksen
Ensuring no net loss of public access to state recreational lands.
Requires the department of natural resources and the department of fish and wildlife to: (1) Ensure no net loss of public recreational opportunities on department-managed lands; and(2) Open, reopen, or provide additional access to an area that supports a reasonably equivalent level of recreational opportunities, prior to or upon closing an area or access to an area that supports recreational opportunities.