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 Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representative Morris)
Concerning private road maintenance agreements.
Addresses private road maintenance agreements.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representative Morris)
Concerning ferry vessel replacement.
Requires the department of licensing and county auditors or other agents appointed by the director of the department of licensing to collect a service fee of five dollars for each initial vehicle registration and registration renewal and a service fee of twelve dollars for each certificate of title transaction processed by the department or that county auditor's or other agent's office.Directs the service fees to be deposited into the capital vessel replacement account.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Freeman, Pettigrew, Jinkins, Walsh, Kirby, Orwall, Roberts, Appleton, Seaquist, Ryu, Stanford, Clibborn, Maxwell, Tarleton, Morrell, Pollet, and Ormsby)
Concerning representation of children in dependency matters.
Requires the court to appoint an attorney for a child in a dependency proceeding within seventy-two hours of granting a petition to terminate the parent and child relationship.Requires the state, if certain conditions are met, to pay one-half of the costs of legal services provided by the attorney.Requires the office of civil legal aid to administer money appropriated by the legislature for legal services provided by the attorney.Encourages counties to set caseloads as low as possible and account for the individual needs of the children in care.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Clibborn, Moscoso, Fey, Fitzgibbon, Carlyle, Tarleton, Upthegrove, Orwall, Farrell, and Tharinger)
Repealing the deduction for handling losses of motor vehicle fuel.
Repeals the motor vehicle fuel tax deduction for handling losses of motor vehicle fuel.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Farrell, Hayes, Fey, Rodne, Zeiger, Fitzgibbon, Morrell, Jinkins, Moscoso, Ryu, and Freeman)
Concerning the enforcement of regional transit authority fares.
Allows regional transit authority enforcement officers to issue a notice of infraction to passengers who do not produce proof of payment when requested.Requires the notice of infraction to be approved by the administrative office of the courts in the same manner as for parking, standing, and stopping infractions.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Habib, Rodne, Goodman, Ryu, and Fitzgibbon)
Concerning actions for damage to real property resulting from construction, alteration, or repair on adjacent property.
Overrules the state supreme court decision that held that claims for damage to real property resulting from construction activities on adjacent property do not accrue until the construction project on the adjacent property is complete.
by House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government & Information Technology (originally sponsored by Representatives Schmick, Cody, and Buys; by request of Horse Racing Commission)
Removing the requirements that all fines collected be credited to the Washington horse racing commission class C purse fund account.
Requires fines collected from an individual or licensee who is in violation of a horse racing commission rule to be deposited in the horse racing commission operating account to support nonprofit race meets.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Blake and Seaquist)
Concerning recreational trails.
Requires the department of natural resources to develop and implement, through an inclusive stakeholder process managed by the department, an official recreational trail policy that is consistent with the management mandate of the department.
by House Committee on Technology & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Morris, Morrell, and Stanford)
Removing barriers to economic development in the telecommunications industry.
Encourages local governments to expedite siting and land use permitting for wireless service facilities.Requires local governments, for small cell networks involving multiple individual small cell facilities, to allow an applicant, if the applicant so chooses, to file a consolidated application and receive a single permit for the small cell network instead of filing separate applications for each individual small cell facility.Limits the authority of cities and towns to charge personal wireless service providers for the use of a right-of-way when installing certain replacement structures.
by House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Carlyle, Appleton, Cody, and Haigh)
Providing tax relief to qualifying patients for purchases of marijuana for medical use.
Provides a sales and use tax exemption on usable marijuana and marijuana-infused products for qualifying patients and their designated provider.Expires July 1, 2024.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representative Takko)
Modifying mental status evaluation provisions.
Makes it an option: (1) To base an order requiring outpatient mental status evaluation or treatment on a presentence report; and(2) For a court to order the department of corrections to complete a presentence report before imposing a sentence if the court determines that the defendant may be a mentally ill person.
by House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Haigh, Orcutt, Haler, Tharinger, Blake, Short, Van De Wege, Fagan, Magendanz, and Buys)
Eliminating the reduction in state basic education funding that occurs in counties with federal forest lands.
Eliminates the offset to state basic education funding allocations for school districts in counties with federal forest lands, prioritizing the phase-out by school poverty level.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives S. Hunt, Fitzgibbon, Hudgins, Morris, Ryu, Roberts, Bergquist, Goodman, and Pollet)
Regarding financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights.
Finds that additional flexibility is needed for mercury-containing light manufacturers to comply with certain requirements in order to provide a sustainable funding mechanism and provide effective state protections to producer-operated product stewardship programs.Provides for termination and review, under the sunset act, of the mercury-containing lights product stewardship program.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Takko, Fitzgibbon, Tharinger, Ryu, and Roberts; by request of Department of Ecology)
Updating specified environmental statutes of the department of ecology to improve efficiency and provide for increased flexibility for local governments.
Improves efficiency and provides for increased flexibility for local governments by updating certain environmental statutes of the department of ecology.Eliminates the vessel response account and requires the state treasurer to transfer any money remaining in that account to the coastal protection fund.
by House Committee on Business & Financial Services (originally sponsored by Representative Kirby)
Concerning cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring.
Modifies provisions relating to cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring under chapter 18.16 RCW and adds "hair design" to those provisions.Changes the name of the cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring advisory board to the cosmetology, hair design, barbering, esthetics, and manicuring advisory board.
by Representatives Zeiger, Fey, and Kirby
Concerning negotiation-free vehicle pricing.
Addresses the disclosure of a documentary service fee when a motor vehicle dealer exclusively offers negotiation-free vehicle pricing.
by Representative Seaquist
Creating an advisory board for the Washington state ferry system.
Requires the creation of a ferries advisory board which will provide guidance regarding the operation of the Washington state ferry system.Requires the ferries advisory board to: (1) Serve in an advisory capacity to the transportation commission on matters related to the fare-setting process; and(2) Advise the secretary of the department of transportation on matters related to the management of the ferry system, including system efficiencies and the relationship between labor and management.Requires the department of transportation to provide: (1) Necessary support to the ferries advisory board;(2) A location in which the advisory board may hold meetings; and(3) Administrative support.
by Representative Seaquist
Modifying certain requirements for ferry vessel construction.
Modifies provisions relating to requirements for ferry vessel construction.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Rolfes, Pearson, Honeyford, Cleveland, Hargrove, Hewitt, Fraser, Litzow, Parlette, Kline, and McAuliffe; by request of Commissioner of Public Lands)
Creating the community forest trust account.
Creates the community forest trust account and requires all money received for the acquisition, sale, management, and administration of the department of natural resources' duties for community forest trust lands to be deposited into the account.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Hill, Becker, Mullet, Honeyford, Bailey, Angel, Braun, and Tom)
Providing oversight of state agency tortious conduct through legislative hearings.
Requires the appropriate policy and fiscal committees of the senate and house of representatives to conduct a joint hearing within twelve months of when a payment of one million dollars or more is made from the liability account under RCW 4.92.130 for a settlement or judgment for the tortious conduct of the state's officers, employees, or volunteers.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Schoesler and Hargrove)
Concerning tax statute clarifications, simplifications, and technical corrections.
Provides clarification, simplification, and technical corrections to certain tax statutes.
by Senator Braun
Exempting from the prevailing wage laws work performed or funded by nonprofit organizations.
Exempts from prevailing wage laws, any portion of work on a public works project that is performed or funded by a nonprofit organization.
by Senator Braun
Addressing workers' compensation by aligning workers' compensation disability awards with federal retirement standards, increasing permanent partial disability awards, and decreasing workers' compensation rates.
Recognizes the importance of compensating an injured worker permanently and totally disabled from an industrial injury or occupational disease. However, a permanent and total disability award should not be a replacement for retirement income.Finds that a permanent and total disability award is intended to provide compensation to an injured worker only during the individual's working years.Aligns workers' compensation disability awards with federal retirement standards.Increases permanent partial disability awards.Decreases workers' compensation rates.
by Senator Ranker
Providing life alert services.
Requires employees of companies providing life alert services to provide the location and known medical conditions of their customers when requested by first responders.
by Senators Angel and Rolfes
Requiring the reporting on certain surveys by the transportation commission.
Requires the transportation commission to report to the legislature on the surveys conducted to gather data on ferry users to help inform level of service, operational, pricing, planning, and investment decisions and the cost of conducting the surveys.
by Senator McCoy
Implementing strategies to close the educational opportunity gap, based on the recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee.
Adopts policies and programs to implement recommendations of the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee relating to: (1) Disproportionality in student discipline;(2) Educator cultural competence;(3) Instructing English language learners;(4) English language learner accountability; and(5) Recruitment and retention of educators.Provides that sections 202 and 402 of the act are null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by Senators Chase, McAuliffe, Rolfes, Kline, and Conway
Restoring cost-of-living increases for educational employees.
Increases salaries for public school employees and community and technical college faculty and staff to levels that will meet the inflation adjustments that were originally required under Initiative Measure No. 732 for 2009-2010 through 2014-2015 school years.Changes bonus calculations for certificated instructional staff who have attained certification from the national board for professional teaching standards.
by Senators Chase, McAuliffe, Rolfes, Conway, McCoy, and Kline
Establishing the minimum wage for classified school employees.
Requires the department of labor and industries, on September 30, 2015, and on each September 30th thereafter, to calculate an adjusted minimum wage rate by increasing the current year's minimum wage rate by the rate of inflation.Requires classified school employees to be paid wages at a rate of not less than: (1) Fifteen dollars per hour from January 1, 2015, until January 1, 2016; and(2) The amount established by the department of labor and industries beginning January 1, 2016, and each January 1st thereafter.
by Senators Rolfes, McAuliffe, Chase, McCoy, Kline, and Conway
Establishing competitive wages for beginning teacher salaries.
Prohibits the minimum salary for any level of experience and education provided in any salary allocation model used in state funding formulas for certificated instructional staff allocations from being less than fifty-two thousand seventy-four dollars.
by Senators Honeyford and Hatfield
Concerning best practices for water banks.
Establishes the water banking best practices act.Addresses water bank sponsors.
by Senators Pedersen, Roach, and Kline
Removing certain conditions for awarding prevailing party fees and costs for appeals of land use decisions.
Removes certain conditions for awarding prevailing party fees and costs for appeals of land use decisions.
by Senator Roach
Concerning the provision of evidence-based supports for struggling students by community-based organizations.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to contract with the state-level office of a nonprofit community-based organization with local affiliates in Washington communities to increase the support for and coordination of evidence-based services provided by the local affiliates to assist struggling students.Makes an appropriation.
by Senator Roach
Concerning permits for variances and conditional uses under the shoreline management act of 1971.
Addresses the "date of filing" with regard to permits for variances and conditional uses under the shoreline management act of 1971.
by Senator Roach
Concerning the certification of minority and women's business enterprises.
Expands the list of who can petition the office of minority and women's business enterprises regarding a belief that a particular minority and women's business enterprise should not have been certified.
by Senators Rivers, Cleveland, Brown, Litzow, and Billig
Concerning early education for children involved in the child welfare system.
Requires a family assessment response worker to assess for child safety and child well-being when collaborating with a family to determine the need for child care, preschool, or home visiting services.Makes a child who received family assessment response services eligible for the working connections child care program for a twelve-month enrollment period.
by Senators Rivers, Cleveland, and Brown
Clarifying the applicability of child abduction statutes to residential provisions ordered by a court.
Clarifies the applicability of child abduction statutes to residential provisions ordered by a court.
by Senator Ericksen
Banning tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl)phosphate and tris(2-chloroethyl)phosphate flame retardants in children's products and residential upholstered furniture.
Prohibits the manufacture, sale, and distribution of certain flame retardants in children's products or residential upholstered furniture.Exempts the sale or purchase of previously owned products containing certain chemicals made in casual or isolated sales, or by a nonprofit organization.
by Senators Ericksen, McCoy, and Billig
Encouraging reliable distributed renewable energy.
Encourages reliable distributed renewable energy.
by Senator Kohl-Welles
Establishing the state cannabis industry coordinating committee.
Creates a state cannabis industry coordinating committee to: (1) Develop a state comprehensive plan that identifies and coordinates the various business opportunities within the cannabis industry;(2) Develop a method for monitoring and assessing the economic returns the cannabis industry delivers to the state; and(3) Examine and report on changes in federal law that may impact the legal operations of the cannabis industry in the state.
by Senators Keiser and Hill
Prohibiting a person from obtaining certain liquor and marijuana licenses or permits if convicted of unlawful use of an automated sales suppression device or phantom-ware.
Prohibits the issuance or renewal of a license to sell marijuana to a person convicted of unlawful use of an automated sales suppression device or phantom-ware.Prohibits the issuance or renewal of a license or permit to produce or administer marijuana for medical use to a person convicted of unlawful use of an automated sales suppression device or phantom-ware.