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=2014.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Hurst, Dahlquist, Haler, and Parker)
Clarifying pretrial release programs.
Prohibits a pretrial release program from agreeing to supervise, or accepting into its custody, an offender who is currently awaiting trial for a violent offense or a sex offense, who has been convicted of one or more violent offenses or sex offenses in the ten years before the date of the current offense, unless the offender's release before trial was secured with a payment of bail.
by House Committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (originally sponsored by Representatives Appleton, Dahlquist, Hurst, McCoy, Ryu, Santos, and Pollet)
Subjecting federally recognized Indian tribes to the same conditions as state and local governments for property owned exclusively by the tribe.
Addresses the leasehold tax and property taxes for property owned by a federally recognized Indian tribe.
by House Committee on Government Operations & Elections (originally sponsored by Representative Appleton)
Modifying write-in voting provisions.
Changes the time in which a write-in candidate must file a declaration of candidacy.
by House Committee on Health Care & Wellness (originally sponsored by Representatives Morrell, Rodne, Cody, Green, Ryu, Liias, Farrell, and Santos)
Concerning the practice of midwifery.
Revises requirements for midwives when renewing their license.Requires the secretary of the department of health to write rules: (1) To bridge the gap between requirements of national certification of certified professional midwives and state requirements for licensure for licensed midwives; and(2) Regarding the renewal requirements and the department of health's process for verification of the third-party data submission.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Holy, Shea, Short, Clibborn, Schmick, Ormsby, Fagan, Crouse, Riccelli, Blake, and Kristiansen)
Creating intermittent-use trailer license plates.
Allows a registered owner to apply to the department of licensing, county auditor or other agent, or subagent appointed by the director of the department of licensing for an intermittent-use trailer license plate for an intermittent-use trailer.
by House Committee on Business & Financial Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Habib, Ryu, Zeiger, and Maxwell)
Allowing crowdfunding for certain small securities offerings.
Establishes the Washington jobs act.Provides businesses and investors the opportunity to benefit from equity crowdfunding.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Hayes, Hurst, Klippert, Holy, Van De Wege, and Hope)
Modifying arrest without warrant provisions.
Allows a police officer to arrest a person without a warrant for committing a misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor when the offense is committed in the presence of any officer.
by House Committee on Health Care & Wellness (originally sponsored by Representatives Harris, Morrell, and Cody)
Creating a quality improvement program for the licensees of the medical quality assurance commission.
Requires the medical quality assurance commission to conduct a pilot project to evaluate the efficacy of a nondisciplinary quality improvement program for its license holders to address concerns in practice that do not constitute unprofessional conduct or pose a threat to patient safety.
by House Committee on Health Care & Wellness (originally sponsored by Representatives Cody, Carlyle, Johnson, Jinkins, Morrell, and Santos)
Concerning medical marijuana.
Revises provisions relating to medical marijuana.Changes the term "cannabis" to "marijuana."Requires the department of health to convene a work group of representatives of the medical quality assurance commission, the board of osteopathic medicine and surgery, the nursing care quality assurance committee, the board of naturopathy, and an association representing physicians to develop practice guidelines for health care professionals to consider when authorizing the medical use of marijuana for patients.
by House Committee on Health Care & Wellness (originally sponsored by Representatives Habib, Tarleton, Ross, Green, Morrell, Springer, Tharinger, Jinkins, Goodman, Van De Wege, Clibborn, Fey, and Riccelli)
Concerning the treatment of eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorders.
Requires certain health benefit plans that are issued or renewed after December 31, 2015, to offer benefits or coverage for medically necessary elemental formula, regardless of delivery method, when a licensed physician or other health care provider with prescriptive authority diagnoses a patient with an eosinophilic gastrointestinal associated disorder and orders and supervises the use of the elemental formula.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Farrell, Walsh, Kagi, Roberts, and Pollet)
Changing provisions relating to the early learning advisory council.
Changes the composition of the early learning advisory council.
by House Committee on Government Operations & Elections (originally sponsored by Representative S. Hunt)
Making nonsubstantive changes to procurement law.
Makes nonsubstantive changes to procurement law.
by Representatives Fitzgibbon, Kochmar, Hargrove, Springer, Bergquist, and Freeman
Including costs associated with preparing for new annexations within city sales and use tax authority.
Addresses a city's sales and use tax authority regarding costs for preparing for annexation.
by Representatives Green, Muri, Scott, Kirby, Warnick, Wilcox, Haler, Zeiger, and Hayes
Modifying provisions governing the competitive bidding process of water-sewer districts.
Addresses contracts and competitive bidding of water-sewer districts regarding the estimated cost of work ordered that exceeds ninety thousand dollars.
by Representatives Klippert, Haler, Muri, Hayes, Rodne, Nealey, Hargrove, and Magendanz
Prohibiting individuals who are fleeing from the justice system or violating parole or probation from receiving public assistance.
Prohibits public assistance from being awarded to an applicant who is: (1) Fleeing to avoid prosecution, custody, or confinement for a crime or an attempt to commit a crime, that is a felony or misdemeanor under the law of the place from which the individual is fleeing; or(2) Violating a condition of probation or parole as determined by an administrative body or court that has the authority to make the decision.
by Representatives Walkinshaw, Zeiger, and Young; by request of Department of Transportation
Modifying time period and monetary limits on ferry vessel and terminal work by state forces.
Allows work for less than two hundred thousand dollars to be performed on ferry vessels and terminals by state forces.
by Representatives Pettigrew, Manweller, Springer, Morris, Goodman, Smith, Habib, Wilcox, Clibborn, Tarleton, Magendanz, Zeiger, Gregerson, Young, and Freeman
Extending tax preferences for high-technology research and development.
Delays the expiration of tax preferences for high-technology research and development.
by Representatives Pettigrew, Haler, Sullivan, Jinkins, Gregerson, and Freeman
Requiring public schools to provide tap water to students during school lunches.
Requires public schools to provide enrolled students with access to tap water during scheduled school lunch periods.Exempts schools that serve school lunches in their classrooms.
by Representatives Farrell, Riccelli, Ryu, and Fey
Extending and modifying the commute trip reduction tax credit.
Makes changes to the commute trip reduction tax credits.Delays the expiration of chapter 82.70 RCW (commute trip reduction incentives).
by Representatives Farrell, Ryu, Fitzgibbon, Riccelli, and Pollet
Expanding transportation demand management through community trip reduction.
Expands transportation demand management through community trip reduction.Authorizes a city or county to establish a transportation demand management program to: (1) Reduce vehicle miles traveled and drive alone trips; and(2) Improve the mobility of people and goods through the use of locally determined strategies to reduce work commute or other driving trips.
by Representatives Bergquist, Magendanz, Fitzgibbon, Walkinshaw, Kochmar, Rodne, Ryu, Gregerson, and Tarleton
Requiring an electric motorcycle registration renewal fee.
Requires the department of licensing, county auditors or other agents, and subagents, before accepting an application for an annual vehicle registration renewal for certain electric motorcycles, to require the applicant to pay a forty-dollar fee in addition to any other required fees and taxes.
by Representatives Holy, Shea, Hayes, Magendanz, Overstreet, Taylor, Manweller, Nealey, Rodne, Christian, Scott, Condotta, Young, and Zeiger
Establishing community service standards for individuals receiving unemployment benefits.
Requires a person who is receiving unemployment benefits to perform at least eight hours of community service for every four weeks of unemployment benefits received unless the commissioner of the employment security department determines that: (1) The individual is younger than eighteen years of age or older than sixty-five years of age; or(2) There is justifiable cause for the failure to perform community service.
by Representative Kirby
Regulating legal service contractors.
Declares it is the public policy of this state to: (1) Promote ready access to legal assistance and counsel for citizens of this state; and(2) Encourage programs and plans that promote arrangements between members of the public as consumers of legal services and lawyers and other trained professionals who provide legal assistance and counsel to the general public for any type of legal needs.Creates a regulatory environment that is not more burdensome than is necessary to: (1) Ensure that the citizens of this state have ready and uncomplicated access to legal services; and(2) Safeguard the public from the risk that a legal service contractor providing access to legal services may be unable to fulfill its contractual obligations.
by Representatives Manweller, Magendanz, and Condotta
Requiring the tracking of prevailing wage surveys.
Requires the department of labor and industries to keep track of the number of wage surveys it sends and the number of responses it receives for: (1) Individual contractors;(2) Certain employers;(3) Certain labor unions; and(4) Certain interested parties.
by Representatives Orcutt, Takko, DeBolt, and Blake
Extending specific aerospace tax preferences to include other types of commercial aircraft to encourage the migration of good wage jobs in the state.
Provides a preferential business and occupation tax rate, a business and occupation tax credit, and a sales and use tax deferral for the manufacturing of rotorcraft, including the components used in the manufacturing process.
by Representatives Hansen, Magendanz, Zeiger, Walsh, Hargrove, Ormsby, Haler, Tharinger, and Freeman
Creating an informational program to increase applications from high-achieving low-income students to selective institutions of higher education.
Requires the student achievement council to design and implement a program that provides information to high-achieving, low-income high school students through the mail, customized for each student, with the purpose of increasing the number of applications from this group of students to selective four-year institutions of higher education and independent, nonprofit baccalaureate degree-granting institutions in this state.
by Representatives Kagi, Walsh, Freeman, Senn, Roberts, Pettigrew, Farrell, Ryu, Jinkins, and Bergquist
Concerning safe sleep practices in child care settings.
Requires the department of early learning to provide information on safe sleep practices as outlined by the American academy of pediatrics to applicants for child care licensure.
by Representatives Rodne, Goodman, and Nealey; by request of Department of Social and Health Services
Concerning the Washington telephone assistance program.
Addresses eligibility for the Washington telephone assistance program.
by Representatives Ortiz-Self, Stonier, Lytton, Santos, Ryu, Roberts, Magendanz, Jinkins, Sells, Ormsby, Stanford, Springer, Takko, Fey, Bergquist, Freeman, Tarleton, and Riccelli
Concerning a weighted grade point average for purposes of the standardized high school transcript.
Requires the superintendent of public instruction, in consultation with the four-year institutions, the state board for community and technical colleges, and the workforce training and education coordinating board, to develop a common methodology to assign additional weight to advanced placement (AP) courses and higher level international baccalaureate (IB) courses for purposes of calculating a high school student's grade point average.Requires school districts to use the common methodology for calculating the grade point average of all high school students for the standardized high school transcript.
by Representatives Freeman, Overstreet, Smith, and Tharinger
Expanding the products considered to be potentially nonhazardous as they apply to cottage food operations.
Revises the definition of "cottage food products" to include baked candies as potentially nonhazardous baked goods.
by Representatives Kagi, Walsh, Senn, Zeiger, Roberts, Klippert, Pettigrew, Sawyer, Jinkins, Farrell, Smith, Fey, Goodman, and Ormsby
Providing caregivers authority to allow children placed in their care to participate in normal childhood activities based on a reasonable and prudent parent standard.
Authorizes caregivers to provide or withhold permission, without prior approval of the caseworker, the department of social and health services, or the court, to allow a child in their care to participate in normal childhood activities based on a reasonable and prudent parent standard.
by Representatives Stonier, Riccelli, Ryu, Senn, Habib, Fey, Ormsby, Morrell, Gregerson, Tarleton, Pollet, and Freeman
Creating breast cancer awareness special license plates.
Creates breast cancer awareness special license plates to fund efforts consistent with the breast, cervical, and colon health program.
by Representatives Muri, Morrell, and Haler
Concerning prior offenses within fifteen years for driving under the influence or physical control of a vehicle violations.
Modifies DUI and physical control provisions relating to prior offenses within fifteen years.
by Representatives Muri, Morrell, and Haler
Modifying organized retail theft provisions.
Includes in the crime of organized retail theft, the theft of property with a cumulative value of at least seven hundred fifty dollars from a mercantile establishment with no less than six accomplices and with at least one electronic communication being made or received seeking participation in the course of planning or commission of the theft.
by Representatives Muri, Riccelli, Green, Ormsby, Morrell, Haler, and Freeman
Protecting state hospital workers.
Includes in the crime of assault in the third degree, assaulting an employee, contractor, intern, or volunteer of a state hospital who was performing his or her official duties at the time of the assault.
by Representatives Muri, Morrell, and Haler
Creating a sentence enhancement for body armor.
Doubles firearm and deadly weapon sentencing enhancements if an offender or accomplice wears body armor during the offense.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Hill, Litzow, Becker, Honeyford, Bailey, Hobbs, Angel, Fain, Braun, and Tom)
Requiring internet access to public school data and expenditure information.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to implement, maintain, and create rules for an internet-based portal that provides public access to school district collective bargaining agreements and data elements.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Litzow, Fain, Dammeier, Hobbs, Hill, Becker, Tom, and Braun)
Requiring an analysis of how school districts use school days.
Requires the state institute for public policy to conduct an analysis of how school districts use school days.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators McAuliffe, Litzow, Hargrove, Hill, Billig, Fraser, and Brown)
Establishing the interactive gaming in schools public-private partnership.
Creates the interactive gaming in schools public-private partnership to examine how interactive games may be integrated into primary and secondary education to increase student involvement and achievement.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators McAuliffe, Litzow, Mullet, Darneille, Kohl-Welles, and Fraser)
Concerning school library information and technology programs.
Addresses teacher-librarians and the provision of resources and materials for the operation of school library information and technology programs.Changes the name of the "school-library media program" to the "school library information and technology program."
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Hill, McAuliffe, Tom, Dammeier, Hobbs, Litzow, Baumgartner, and Mullet)
Concerning paraeducator development.
Requires the professional educator standards board to convene a work group to design program-specific minimum employment standards for paraeducators, professional development and education opportunities that support the standards, a paraeducator career ladder, an articulated pathway for teacher preparation and certification, and teacher professional development on how to maximize the use of paraeducators in the classroom.Authorizes the professional educator standards board and the state board for community and technical colleges to exercise their respective authorities regarding program approval to implement the articulated pathway for teacher preparation and certification in approved teacher certification programs and certificate and degree programs offered by community and technical colleges.Requires community or technical colleges that offer an apprenticeship program or certificate program for paraeducators to provide candidates the opportunity to earn transferrable course credits within the program.Makes an appropriation.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Kohl-Welles, Litzow, Keiser, Pedersen, Cleveland, and Kline)
Aligning the medical marijuana system with the recreational marijuana system.
Aligns the medical marijuana system with the recreational marijuana system.Requires the department of health to: (1) Convene a work group of representatives of the University of Washington, Washington State University, the medical quality assurance commission, the board of osteopathic medicine and surgery, the nursing care quality assurance commission, the board of naturopathy, and certain other persons to develop evidence-based practice guidelines for health care professionals to consider when authorizing the medical use of marijuana; and(2) Adopt rules for the creation, implementation, maintenance, and timely upgrading of a secure and confidential medical marijuana verification program and for removing qualifying patients and designated providers from the medical marijuana verification program.Exempts from disclosure under the public records act, records in the medical marijuana verification program containing names and other personally identifiable information of qualifying patients and designated providers.Changes the name of the basic health plan trust account to the basic health services account.
by Senators Roach and Kline
Amending the definition of uniformed personnel for the purposes of public employees' collective bargaining.
Revises the definition of "uniformed personnel," for the purposes of public employees' collective bargaining, to include court protection employees or court marshals of certain counties.
by Senators Schoesler, Hewitt, and Ranker
Concerning payments in lieu of taxes on county game lands.
Modifies provisions relating to payments in lieu of taxes on county game lands.
by Senator Rivers
Concerning guardians ad litem.
Changes guardian ad litem provisions regarding: (1) The guardian ad litem program and the court-appointed special advocate program;(2) Recommendations based on mental and physical health or other special circumstances;(3) Fees for services rendered after submission of an itemized accounting of time and billing;(4) The rotational registry system;(5) Licensed professionals appointed to assist the court in examining potential long-term effects on ability to parent;(6) Conflict of interest before accepting appointment; and(7) Guardian ad litem or investigator fees.
by Senators Padden, Hatfield, and Roach
Authorizing establishment of ethics defense trust funds.
Authorizes a state officer holding an elective office to establish an ethics defense trust fund and name a trustee if the elective state officer is subject to a complaint for an ethics violation.
by Senators Pedersen, Litzow, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, Cleveland, Ranker, Frockt, Hobbs, Hasegawa, Rolfes, Billig, Darneille, Chase, Kline, Hatfield, Nelson, Eide, McCoy, Conway, McAuliffe, Liias, Mullet, Fraser, and Tom
Restricting the practice of sexual orientation change efforts.
Provides a definition of "sexual orientation change efforts" for purposes of the uniform disciplinary act.Prohibits health professionals from performing sexual orientation change efforts on a patient under age eighteen.
by Senators Pedersen, Kohl-Welles, Pearson, Liias, Ericksen, and Kline
Concerning on-water dwellings.
Requires a floating on-water residence that is permitted or legally established before July 1, 2014, to be classified as a conforming preferred use.
by Senators Pedersen, Frockt, Kohl-Welles, Chase, Litzow, Hasegawa, Nelson, McCoy, Hobbs, and McAuliffe
Concerning the school construction assistance program.
Requires school districts with student headcount enrollments of more than forty-five thousand to be divided by geographic areas within the school district when calculating eligible space for state funding assistance.Requires the omnibus appropriations act to identify the state construction cost allowance for school districts.
by Senators Eide and Baumgartner
Providing a sales and use tax exemption for certain new building construction by maintenance repair operators for commercial airplanes.
Provides a sales and use tax exemption for labor and services rendered in respect to the constructing of new buildings by a maintenance repair operator engaged in the maintenance of commercial airplanes or the fuselages or wings of commercial airplanes.
by Senators Dammeier and Keiser; by request of Department of Social and Health Services
Concerning each area agency on aging's oversight of timekeeping with regard to case management services.
Includes in the case management responsibilities of each area agency on aging verification of a sample of worker time sheets until the ProviderOne compensation subsystem and services is available for individual providers to record their hours.
by Senator Keiser
Exempting from public inspection certain public works proposals and documents.
Exempts from disclosure and inspection under the public records act, proposals submitted in response to a competitive solicitation and related evaluation documents.
by Senator Keiser
Concerning alternative contracting performance goals.
Requires a public body, upon selection of the finalists of a design-build contract, to issue a request for proposals to the finalists, which shall provide building performance goals and validation requirements.
by Senators King and Liias
Concerning requirements before issuance of an initial vehicle registration.
Modifies requirements for issuance of a renewal vehicle registration.
by Senators King and Liias
Concerning the processing of quick titles by subagents.
Authorizes a subagent to process a quick title in accordance with rules adopted by the department of licensing.
by Senators Becker, Angel, Dammeier, Brown, Tom, Schoesler, Bailey, Braun, Hill, Baumgartner, Litzow, Parlette, and Honeyford
Repealing provisions that establish the office of the insurance commissioner and replacing that office with a Washington state insurance board.
Creates the state insurance board which will be responsible for the oversight of the insurance code.Transfers the powers, duties, and functions of the office of the insurance commissioner pertaining to regulation of insurance to the state insurance board.
by Senator Tom
Defining the compensation used for calculating retirement benefits for elected service.
Addresses elected state and local government positions with regard to "average final compensation" and "compensation earnable" in the public employees' retirement system.
by Senators Tom, Ranker, Fain, Bailey, and Frockt
Exempting the names and e-mail addresses of persons on public agency e-mail distribution lists from disclosure.
Exempts from public inspection and copying under the public records act, the names and e-mail addresses of persons on public agency e-mail distribution lists.
by Senators Dansel, Hobbs, Ericksen, and Hatfield
Establishing a process for the payment of impact fees through provisions stipulated in recorded covenants.
Requires counties, cities, and towns collecting impact fees to adopt a permanent system for the collection of the fees from applicants for certain residential building permits.
by Senators Keiser and Kohl-Welles
Concerning the practice of out-of-state health care professionals volunteering in Washington.
Authorizes certain persons licensed as health care professionals in another state, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia to practice in this state on a limited voluntary basis.
by Senators Angel and Dansel
Including the facilities of certain public water systems in the utilities element of a comprehensive plan.
Requires a comprehensive plan to also include a plan, scheme, or design for a utilities element consisting of the general location, proposed location, and capacity of certain facilities of group A public water systems.
by Senators O'Ban, Parlette, and Becker
Concerning health insurance coverage options for the citizens of Washington state.
Expands health insurance coverage options for Washington citizens by: (1) Allowing health carriers to continue to offer certain individual or small group health plans in the market that do not meet the requirements of the federal affordable care act; and(2) Allowing out-of-state carriers to offer insurance products in Washington.