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 Representatives Tharinger and Nealey; by request of Department of Revenue
Protecting the state's interest in collecting deferred property taxes.
Requires the proceeds from a property foreclosure sale by the county to be used first to reimburse the county, and then to pay the amount of deferred property taxes owed to the state.
by Representative Takko
Concerning smoke detection devices in dwelling units.
Requires an owner or a tenant, when installing a new smoke detection device or replacing an existing smoke detection device, to install a tamper-resistant, ten-year lithium battery smoke detection device, unless the dwelling unit is equipped with: (1) A hardwired smoke detection device with a battery backup; or(2) A smoke detection device combined with a carbon monoxide alarm.
by Representative Morris
Stimulating economic development by increasing the amount of high-risk capital in Washington state.
Increases the flow of high-risk capital in the state to stimulate economic development.
by Representatives Rodne, Morris, Smith, Pedersen, Nealey, Goodman, Orwall, Fagan, Johnson, Harris, Hansen, Moeller, Warnick, Jinkins, Roberts, Kirby, and Ross; by request of Attorney General
Concerning the recovery of costs in consumer protection actions.
Addresses the recovery of costs in consumer protection actions.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators King, Eide, and McAuliffe; by request of Governor Gregoire)
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 Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored 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.
Requires the department of natural resources to: (1) Increase the number of officers protecting the state's natural resources and ensuring safe recreation on department-managed lands; and(2) Undertake efforts to achieve the maintenance of, and if possible an increase in, access to and recreational opportunities on department-managed lands.Prohibits the department of natural resources, during the 2013-2015 fiscal biennium, from closing any recreation area except for the reasons cited in RCW 79.10.125.
by Senator Ericksen
Requesting and implementing a waiver to authorize Washington state to enroll certain individuals in the state health benefit exchange rather than medicaid.
Requires the state health care authority to apply to the secretary of the United States department of health and human services for a waiver to authorize the state to enroll certain individuals in the Washington health benefit exchange, rather than medicaid.
by Senator Ericksen
Concerning seeking a waiver for implementation of multiple private health benefit exchanges.
Requires the Washington health benefit exchange, in collaboration with the office of the insurance commissioner, to apply to the secretary of the United States department of health and human services for a waiver to authorize the state to explore the opportunity of offering multiple private health benefit exchanges in the state.