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 Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Takko and Upthegrove)
Concerning real property valuation notices.
Revises requirements of the contents of real property valuation notices.
by House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Warnick and Manweller)
Including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities in the property tax levy limit calculation.
Changes the property tax levy limit calculation by including the value of solar, biomass, and geothermal facilities.
by House Committee on Government Accountability & Oversight (originally sponsored by Representatives Wylie, Ryu, Hunter, S. Hunt, and Moscoso)
Allowing sales of growlers of wine.
Allows a licensed domestic winery to sell for off-premises consumption wines of its own production in kegs or sanitary containers meeting the applicable requirements of federal law brought to the premises by the purchaser or furnished by the licensee and filled at the tap at the time of sale.
by House Committee on Government Accountability & Oversight (originally sponsored by Representatives Bergquist, Buys, S. Hunt, Manweller, Hudgins, Morrell, and Haigh)
Making conforming amendments made necessary by reorganizing and streamlining central service functions, powers, and duties of state government.
Makes conforming amendments made necessary by the reorganization and streamlining of central service functions, powers, and duties of state government.
by House Committee on Technology & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Morris, Ormsby, Fey, and Hudgins)
Maintaining a robust, clean, and job rich energy policy in the state of Washington that builds upon the goals created by the energy independence act.
Requires the joint committee on energy supply and energy conservation to make recommendations to the energy committees of the legislature on ways to improve the effectiveness and implementation of the existing law and policies that would further the renewable energy and energy efficiency goals for utilities after 2020.Requires the Washington State University energy program to conduct a resource assessment on the amount of new energy resources that could be made available with a high-efficiency cogeneration policy or a thermal heating efficiency policy to assist the joint committee deliberations in developing new energy performance standards after 2020.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Takko, Orcutt, Reykdal, Fey, S. Hunt, Wilcox, Green, Haler, Buys, Blake, and Van De Wege)
Concerning local government selection of the appropriate sewer systems as part of growth management.
Grants local governments the authority to make decisions related to the types and use of sewage systems based on particular circumstances in urban growth areas.Requires the department of commerce to: (1) Update its guidance to sanitary sewer system service providers with respect to factors that the department recommends the service providers consider when determining whether to exercise their authority to mandate connections to sanitary sewer systems; and(2) At a minimum, consult with stakeholders representing on-site septic operators, cities, counties, special purpose districts, the environmental community, and the business community.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Short, Buys, Kretz, Overstreet, and Condotta)
Concerning the two climate zones within the building codes.
Addresses the state building code council's adoption of changes to the climate zones used in the building codes due to modifications in the 2012 international energy conservation code.Updates the statutes to be more reflective of the national standards.
by Representatives Goodman and Klippert
Concerning impaired driving.
Revises certain impaired driving provisions relating to: (1) Notifications to the department of licensing and notations on driving records when ignition interlock restrictions are imposed;(2) Tampering with an ignition interlock device;(3) Directing, requesting, or authorizing another person to blow or otherwise exhale into an ignition interlock device; and(4) Blood and breath tests.
by Representatives Overstreet, Nealey, and Buys
Increasing the exemption and filing threshold for small public utility businesses.
Increases the exemption and filing threshold for small public utility businesses.
by Representative Haler
Concerning disclosure requirements in long-term care settings regarding autopsies.
Requires long-term care facilities to disclose to potential residents and their legal representatives that, in the event of the death of the resident, an autopsy or postmortem may be authorized by a family member, guardian, or other person or agency according to the order of priority established in RCW 68.50.101.
by Representative Haler
Auditing employers for compliance with industrial insurance provisions.
Provides restrictions on the department of labor and industries' authority to audit any employer for compliance with industrial insurance provisions.
by Representatives Holy and Shea
Concerning the distribution of marijuana tax revenues for local law enforcement officers.
Requires the liquor control board to disburse certain marijuana tax revenues as follows: Twenty million dollars to cities and towns and five million dollars to counties to be used for additional law enforcement officers whose duties focus primarily on the monitoring and interdiction of criminal street gang activity.
by Representative Haler
Designating certain hydroelectric generation from a generation facility located in irrigation canals and certain pipes as an eligible renewable resource under chapter 19.285 RCW.
Revises the definition of "eligible renewable resource," for purposes of the energy independence act, to include hydroelectric generation where the generation facility is located in irrigation pipes, irrigation canals, water pipes whose primary purpose is for conveyance of water for domestic use, and wastewater pipes where the generation does not result in new water diversions or impoundments.
by Representative Freeman
Allowing individuals with developmental disabilities to access both employment services and community access services at the same time.
Allows individuals with developmental disabilities to access employment services and community access services at the same time.
by Representatives Robinson, Sells, Green, and Appleton
Reducing the retirement or early retirement age of members of the public employees' retirement systems plan 2 and plan 3.
Reduces the retirement, early retirement, or alternate early retirement age applied to certain members of the public employees' retirement system by up to two years for any period that a member served in the uniformed service of the United States.
by Representative Sullivan
Addressing state retirement system employer participation in the state's deferred compensation program.
Modifies deferred compensation program provisions relating to an employer's participation in the program.
by Representatives Kagi, Sawyer, and Smith
Concerning fetal alcohol exposure.
Requires premises that serve alcohol for on-premises consumption, grocery store licensees, beer and wine specialty shop licensees, breweries, wineries, and taverns to post a warning that consumption of alcohol during pregnancy can cause birth defects.Requires the interagency agreement on fetal alcohol exposure programs to provide for a work group to address fetal alcohol exposure issues related to identification, prevention, and intervention.
by Representative Haigh
Promoting affordable housing in urban growth areas.
Encourages increased residential opportunities, including affordable housing opportunities, in cities and counties within urban growth areas.
by Representatives Ortiz-Self, Walsh, Santos, Bergquist, Walkinshaw, Kagi, and Johnson
Requiring a report analyzing the correlation of certain family factors with academic and behavioral indicators of student success.
Requires the education data center to contract with a certain nonprofit organization to conduct a geographic analysis using existing data to identify areas where the cumulative effect of family factors such as employment, health status, safety, and stability correlate with academic and behavioral indicators of student success.
by Representative Moeller
Modifying special permit fees for certain vehicle loads and movements.
Requires five hundred thousand dollars of the fees collected for certain special permits and regular license and tonnage fees deposited in the motor vehicle fund to be used by the department of transportation to implement and maintain an automated system that maintains a database of the state's bridge inventory and the associated structural designs, specifications, and weight limits.
by Representatives Orcutt and Clibborn
Concerning requirements before issuance of an initial vehicle registration.
Modifies requirements for issuance of a renewal vehicle registration.
by Representative Cody
Requiring a rule-making process to interpret the scope of practice of a health care profession.
Requires disciplining authorities to engage in a rule-making process when expanding, modifying, or interpreting the scope of practice of a health care profession.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Padden, Darneille, O'Ban, Mullet, Hargrove, Dammeier, Pearson, Fain, Roach, Kohl-Welles, Kline, Conway, Keiser, and McAuliffe; by request of Attorney General)
Concerning sexually violent predators.
Addresses interviews and examinations of sexually violent predators.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Rivers, Darneille, King, Litzow, Fain, Becker, Kohl-Welles, Roach, and Brown)
Modifying community custody conditions for sex offenders.
Authorizes the department of corrections, if an offender was sentenced pursuant to a conviction for a sex offense, to require the offender to refrain from direct or indirect contact with the victim of the crime or immediate family member of the victim of the crime.Requires the indeterminate sentence review board to impose a condition requiring an offender to refrain from contact with a victim or immediate family member of the victim.Requires the department of corrections, at the time of providing notice of a sex offender's proposed residence, to include notice that a victim or immediate family member of a victim may request that the offender refrain from contacting him or her as a condition of the offender's community custody if that condition is not already provided by court order.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senator O'Ban)
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 Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Hargrove, Kline, and Roach)
Addressing background checks for persons who will have access to children or vulnerable adults.
Addresses the placement of a child with a relative or other suitable person before a fingerprint-based background check is completed.Changes background check provisions for persons employed or persons applying for employment to provide care and treatment to vulnerable adults, children, persons with mental illness, or persons with developmental disabilities.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Fain, Darneille, Litzow, Kohl-Welles, Billig, Rivers, Hobbs, O'Ban, Pearson, Pedersen, McAuliffe, and Kline)
Concerning expanding the categories of youth eligible for extended foster care services.
Expands the categories of youth eligible for extended foster care services to include youth engaged in employment for eighty hours or more per month and those youth who are not able to engage in other eligible activities due to a medical condition.Provides a definition for "medical condition" for purposes of child welfare services.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Braun, Angel, Bailey, Rivers, Becker, and Honeyford)
Concerning child care subsidies and child support enforcement services.
Requires the department of early learning to establish and implement policies to train staff on child care subsidy fraud.
by Senators McCoy and Kline
Exempting information concerning archaeological resources and traditional cultural places from public disclosure.
Exempts from disclosure under the public records act, information related to historical archaeological resources, traditional cultural places, or archaeological resources obtained by an agency from another agency, a tribal government, or pursuant to any data-sharing agreement with the department of archaeology and historic preservation.
by Senator O'Ban
Funding recovery programs for persons with mental illness and chemical dependency disorders.
Requires ten percent of the funds distributed to the basic health plan trust account from marijuana excise taxes and certain fees, penalties, and forfeitures from marijuana producer, processor, and retailer licenses to be used to fund evidence-based or research-based, intensive community interventions shown to promote recovery and reduce the need for inpatient hospitalization for persons with mental illness, persons with co-occurring mental illness and chemical dependency disorders, or both.
by Senators Kohl-Welles, Bailey, and Frockt
Concerning the display of campus information on the statewide public four-year dashboard.
Requires the four-year institutions of higher education and the office of financial management to provide data on the statewide public four-year dashboard about branch campuses and main campuses in order to better serve the public.
by Senators Keiser, Honeyford, Frockt, Dammeier, Billig, and Hargrove
Creating a competitive grant program to provide additional classroom space to support all-day kindergarten.
Recognizes that insufficient classroom space has impeded the phase-in of state-funded all-day kindergarten.Creates the all-day kindergarten facility grant program to assist school districts in the phase-in of all-day kindergarten.Requires the superintendent of public instruction, in consultation with an advisory committee, to administer the program.
by Senators Hill, Angel, Bailey, Becker, Litzow, Tom, Braun, Honeyford, and Parlette
Creating a state agency innovation and efficiency grant program.
Creates the state agency innovation and efficiency council and requires the council to evaluate, rank, and make recommendations to the director of the office of financial management for the award of grants for projects in accordance with a competitive process to be developed by the council.Creates the state agency innovation and efficiency grant program to allow state agencies to compete for funds to implement projects that redesign service delivery processes that result in improved service at reduced state cost.Requires the office of financial management to administer the program and establish an annual process to solicit applications from state agencies.Creates the state agency innovation and efficiency grant program account.
by Senators Darneille and Pedersen; by request of Department of Social and Health Services
Allowing the department of social and health services to withhold, restrict, or suspend licenses of individuals not in compliance with a child support order.
Authorizes the department of social and health services to serve upon a responsible parent a notice informing the responsible parent of the department's intent to submit a parent's name to a licensing entity responsible for issuing or renewing drivers' licenses, professional or occupational licenses, or recreational or sporting licenses as a licensee who is not in compliance with a child support order.Requires state agencies that issue drivers' licenses, professional or occupational licenses, or recreational or sporting licenses to withhold, restrict, or suspend the license of a responsible parent when the department of social and health services certifies that parent's name as being a licensee who is not in compliance with a child support order.
by Senators Bailey, Baumgartner, and Angel
Creating a sales tax holiday for school instructional material for higher education students.
Provides a sales and use tax exemption on school instructional material for personal or nonbusiness use for higher education students.Expires July 1, 2019.
by Senator Hill
Concerning the local sales and use tax that is credited against the state sales and use tax for cities to offset municipal service costs to newly annexed areas.
Prohibits a local retail sales and use tax from being imposed if an adjacent city, which did not exist at the time of initial determination of the potential annexation area, would be able to annex the area without claiming the tax.Requires the legislative authority of an adjacent city to adopt an ordinance that states that the city would be able to annex the area without claiming the tax as evidence of their ability to do so.
by Senator Hasegawa
Setting the time limitation for vacating a judgment.
Requires a judgment or order found to have been secured through perjury or fraud to be vacated or modified within a certain time.
by Senators Hasegawa and King
Concerning parking impact mitigation from regional transit authority facility construction.
Requires a regional transit authority, when constructing a transportation facility, to consider the potential impacts of that facility on parking availability for residents nearby.
by Senator Rivers
Requiring competitive salaries and benefits for Washington state patrol officers.
Requires the monthly salary and benefits paid to state patrol officers to be competitive with comparable law enforcement agencies within the boundaries of the state.
by Senators Tom, Sheldon, Bailey, Braun, Ericksen, and Honeyford
Requiring photo identification on electronic benefit cards.
Requires an electronic benefit card issued to or on behalf of a person receiving public assistance to contain a photo identification of the person authorized to use the card.Requires any costs associated with the photo identification requirement to be spread out over a six-month period and be deducted from the electronic benefit card issued to the person receiving assistance.
by Senator Chase
Concerning statements made by juveniles during assessments or screenings for mental health or chemical dependency treatment.
Prohibits statements, admissions, or confessions made by a juvenile in the course of a mental health or chemical dependency screening or assessment from being admitted into evidence against the juvenile on the issue of guilt in a juvenile offense matter or adult criminal proceeding, unless the juvenile has placed his or her mental health at issue.
by Senator Chase
Concerning access to juvenile records.
Prohibits the publication, distribution, or sale of confidential juvenile offense records maintained by any court, law enforcement agency, or state agency, including the juvenile court, local law enforcement, the Washington state patrol, and the county prosecutor's offices.
by Senator Chase
Concerning local transit revenue.
Authorizes the legislative body of a city transit system, a county transportation authority, a metropolitan municipal corporation transit system, a public transportation benefit area, an unincorporated transportation benefit area, a regional transit authority, or a special purpose district formed to operate a public transportation system to impose: (1) A local motor vehicle excise tax on the value of a motor vehicle;(2) A tax for the privilege of selling or exchanging capital assets; and(3) An excise tax on a certain percentage of the total payroll of an employer with a specific number of employees.
by Senators Holmquist Newbry, Baumgartner, Angel, Parlette, and Braun
Establishing a temporary teen training wage.
Authorizes employers to pay teen training wages to new employees sixteen to nineteen years of age at eighty-five percent of the minimum wage required under the state minimum wage act or at the minimum wage rate required under federal law, whichever is greater.
by Senator Holmquist Newbry
Clarifying the application of tax exemptions for vehicles powered by clean alternative fuels.
Clarifies the application of sales and use tax exemptions for vehicles powered by clean alternative fuels.
by Senators McCoy, Chase, Hasegawa, Conway, and Fain; by request of Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises
Concerning the minority and women's business enterprises account.
Requires receipts from certain noncompliance penalties to be deposited in the minority and women's business enterprises account.
by Senators Chase, Kline, and McAuliffe
Providing incentives for recycling beverage containers.
Requires certain beverage containers to have a refund value of not less than five cents.Authorizes the liquor control board to certify certain beverage containers to: (1) Promote the use of reusable beverage containers of uniform design; and(2) Facilitate the return of containers to manufacturers for reuse as a beverage container.Authorizes any person to establish a redemption center, subject to the approval of the liquor control board, to facilitate the return of empty beverage containers and to serve dealers of beverages.
by Senators Dammeier, McAuliffe, Litzow, Ranker, Billig, and Frockt
Creating the joint task force on local education financing reform.
Creates the joint task force on local education financing reform to: (1) Review the use of local levies by school districts and the equity issues resulting from various aspects of the local levy process; and(2) Recommend approaches and draft legislation to address the equity issues identified and submit a report to the governor and the legislature.