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 Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (originally sponsored by Representatives Appleton, Roberts, Jinkins, Freeman, and S. Hunt)
Authorizing judges of tribal courts and administrative law judges to solemnize marriages. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Authorizing judges of courts of limited jurisdiction and judges of tribal courts to solemnize marriages. )
Authorizes tribal court judges to solemnize marriages.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Roberts, Orwall, Goodman, Kirby, Jinkins, Pedersen, Farrell, Kagi, Freeman, and Ryu)
Improving the adoption process.
Changes requirements of the preplacement and postplacement reports to include an investigation of the existence of extended family and community connections to serve as support and the planned approach to child discipline and punishment of the person requesting the report.Requires the family and children's ombuds to: (1) Submit a report on information regarding the progress made by the department of social and health services in implementing recommendations made in the report on severe abuse of adopted children; and(2) Convene a work group to compile a list of informational and resource materials that must be provided to prospective adoptive parents by the agency, the department of social and health services, an individual approved by the court, or a qualified salaried court employee requested to prepare a preplacement report.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Moeller, Harris, Cody, Appleton, Morrell, Jinkins, Lytton, Green, Blake, Sawyer, Dunshee, Riccelli, Senn, Moscoso, Roberts, Liias, Van De Wege, Ryu, Ormsby, Bergquist, Walkinshaw, and Freeman)
Eliminating the disparate treatment of HIV in the criminal justice system.
Removes specific mention of the human immunodeficiency virus from the criminal statutes of the state to reflect that the human immunodeficiency virus should not be treated differently from other similar diseases.
by House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representative Condotta)
Requires the department of labor and industries to inspect dumbwaiters no more often than every two years unless an inspection shows a dumbwaiter to be in an unsafe condition, in which case the department shall conduct an annual inspection until the dumbwaiter has passed inspection for two successive inspections.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Orwall, Appleton, Carlyle, and Ryu)
Requiring evidence-based and research-based interventions for juvenile firearm offenders in certain circumstances.
Addresses a juvenile firearm offender's participation in an aggression replacement training program, a functional family therapy program, or other program applicable to the juvenile firearm offender population.Requires the juvenile rehabilitation administration of the department of social and health services to compile and analyze data regarding juvenile offenders who have been found to have committed the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm and who made their initial contact with the criminal justice system between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2013.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Scott, Shea, Taylor, Short, and Overstreet)
Concerning compliance with inspections of child care facilities.
Requires the department of early learning, before requiring any alterations to a child care facility due to inconsistencies with state building code requirements, to: (1) Consult with the city or county enforcement official; and(2) Receive written verification from the city or county enforcement official that the alteration is required.
by House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Sells, Moscoso, and Ryu)
Requiring employers to reimburse employees for work-related expenses.
Requires an employer to reimburse his or her employee for the cost of a cell phone and cell phone plan if the employer requires the employee to use a cell phone in the discharge of his or her duties.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Appleton and Goodman)
Prohibiting general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements.
Prohibits general power of attorney provisions in bail bond agreements.
by House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Lytton, Morris, and Blake)
Concerning current use valuation for farm and agricultural land.
Clarifies that for multiple parcels of land that are contiguous and total twenty or more acres, an individual parcel does not have to directly produce gross income as long as activities on the combined parcels generate cash income by producing one or more agricultural products and the individual parcel is devoted primarily to agricultural uses.Requires the department of revenue to provide guidance to the state's county assessors in order to: (1) Assure fair, uniform, and consistent practices statewide in the administration of chapter 84.34 RCW (open space, agricultural, and timber lands--current use--conservation futures);(2) Provide access to the current use program for all eligible farms; and(3) Support the preservation of the state's working lands and agricultural economy.Revises the definition of "farm and agricultural land" in chapter 84.34 RCW to include land that is included in the implementation of a work plan under the voluntary stewardship program.
by House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Health & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Ryu, Sells, Moscoso, Seaquist, S. Hunt, Green, Stanford, Appleton, Reykdal, Fitzgibbon, Habib, Bergquist, Goodman, Farrell, Ormsby, Pollet, and Walkinshaw)
Concerning the employee antiretaliation act.
Addresses retaliating and discriminating against employees and providing protection for employees with regard to the minimum wage act, the industrial welfare act, the wage payment act, prevailing wage provisions, and wage deduction provisions.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Moscoso, Takko, Ryu, and Hope; by request of Liquor Control Board)
Concerning state liquor control board enforcement officers.
Provides that admittance to the criminal justice training commission's basic law enforcement academy is open to all law enforcement personnel including an employee who is a peace officer or enforcement officer of the state liquor control board.
by House Committee on Capital Budget (originally sponsored by Representatives Riccelli, Hawkins, Stonier, Santos, Reykdal, Farrell, Bergquist, Senn, Appleton, Ormsby, Parker, Walkinshaw, Robinson, Tharinger, Ryu, Morrell, Stanford, S. Hunt, Gregerson, and Freeman)
Creating a competitive equipment assistance grant program to enhance student nutrition in public schools.
Establishes the apple a day act of 2014.Creates a competitive equipment assistance grant program, to be known as the apple a day program, to enhance overall student nutrition in public schools.Places duties related to the program with the superintendent of public instruction.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives MacEwen, Lytton, Chandler, Stanford, Blake, Buys, Schmick, Takko, Kretz, Nealey, Morris, Warnick, Tharinger, Springer, Ryu, Tarleton, Fagan, and Van De Wege; by request of Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Concerning invasive species.
Provides authority for the department of fish and wildlife to effectively address invasive species using an integrated management approach.Creates the aquatic invasive species prevention account.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives S. Hunt, Johnson, Reykdal, Pike, Clibborn, Orcutt, and Freeman)
Concerning special parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
Decreases the amount of unlawful use of special parking privileges for persons with disabilities.Provides local jurisdictions with the authority to improve their administration of on-street parking.Encourages the department of licensing to: (1) Implement the recommendations of the disabled parking work group regarding placard and application changes; and(2) Consider parking information system upgrades regarding special parking privileges for persons with disabilities.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Zeiger, Morrell, Rodne, and Jinkins)
Concerning the approval of minutes from meetings of homeowners' associations.
Requires a homeowners' association to make available to each owner of record for examination and copying minutes from the previous association meeting not more than sixty days after the meeting.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Tarleton, S. Hunt, Pollet, and Carlyle)
Concerning on-water dwellings.
Provides a definition for "floating on-water residence" for purposes of the shoreline management act.Considers a floating on-water residence that is legally established before July 1, 2014, as a conforming use.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Stonier, Pike, Wylie, Harris, Fey, Orcutt, and Moeller)
Concerning county electronic public auctions.
Authorizes counties to conduct public auctions via the internet.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Pettigrew, Kagi, Sawyer, Gregerson, Freeman, and Ortiz-Self; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)
Concerning the expiration of the advisory committee on the disproportionate representation of children of color in Washington's child welfare system.
Terminates the advisory committee on the disproportionate representation of children of color in Washington's child welfare system on July 1, 2017.Requires the advisory committee to: (1) Consult with the governor's office of Indian affairs, the commission on African-American affairs, the commission on Asian Pacific American affairs, and the commission on Hispanic affairs to develop membership rules by August 1, 2014; and(2) Conduct an analysis examining the number of children who have incarcerated parents at any time during their involvement with the child welfare system.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Kagi, Walsh, Freeman, Senn, Roberts, Pettigrew, Farrell, Ryu, Jinkins, and Bergquist)
Concerning safe sleep practices in child care settings.
Establishes the Graham Hazzard act.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 House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored 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 and candies made on a stovetop.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Moscoso, Ryu, and Goodman)
Concerning reserve peace officers.
Requires the criminal justice training commission to develop criteria for the data collection and evaluation of the number of reserve peace officers who are specially commissioned Washington peace officers, employed, volunteering, or otherwise representing local law enforcement agencies each year.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Fitzgibbon, Fey, and Appleton)
Protecting the state's cultural resources.
Requires certain local governments, within twenty-eight days after receiving a project permit application, to mail or e-mail a written determination to any persons requesting the notification, the department of archaeology and historic preservation, and any affected tribes that request ongoing notice.
by House Committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (originally sponsored by Representatives Ortiz-Self, Appleton, Walkinshaw, Sawyer, Ryu, Roberts, Stanford, and Wylie)
Exempting information concerning archaeological resources and traditional cultural places from public disclosure.
Exempts from disclosure under the public records act, any site form, report, specific fields and tables relating to site form data within a database, or geographic information systems spatial layer obtained by a state agency or local government, or shared between a state agency, local government, or tribal government, if the material is related to an archaeological site, historical archaeological resources, or traditional cultural places.
by House Committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (originally sponsored by Representatives Haigh, Robinson, and Ryu)
Promoting affordable housing in urban growth areas.
Encourages increased residential opportunities, including affordable housing opportunities, in certain cities and counties within urban growth areas.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (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 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.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 state liquor control board to the state liquor and cannabis board.Changes the name of the basic health plan trust account to the basic health services account.Requires the code reviser to prepare legislation for the 2015 legislative session changing references from the state liquor control board to the state liquor and cannabis board.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Mullet, Tom, Keiser, Frockt, Parlette, Hatfield, Cleveland, Fain, Becker, Ericksen, Rolfes, and Pedersen)
Concerning transparency tools for consumer information on health care cost and quality.
Requires certain health insurance carriers to: (1) Offer member transparency tools with certain price and quality information; and(2) Attest to the office of the insurance commissioner that the member transparency tools meet certain requirements and that access to the tools is available on the home page within the health plan's secured member web site.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators King, Rolfes, Litzow, Billig, Fain, Chase, and McAuliffe)
Concerning waivers from the one hundred eighty-day school year requirement.
Addresses waivers from the one hundred eighty-day school year requirement.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Dansel and Kline)
Concerning the role of parties in cases related to certain notices and records.
Addresses the role of parties in certain notices and records relating to: (1) Surrender of a concealed pistol license;(2) Truancy records of certain juveniles;(3) Appeal of nonrenewal of contract for certificated educational employees;(4) Nonpayment of judgment with regard to certain financial responsibility provisions;(5) Dissolution of port and other districts; and(6) Dependency and termination of parent-child relationships.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Dammeier, Rivers, Brown, Hobbs, Fain, Mullet, McCoy, and Tom)
Establishing new authority for courts to assess cost recovery fees for costs associated with new indigent defense standards.
Increases the fee a court of limited jurisdiction can collect upon a defendant's conviction or a plea of guilty.Requires funds deposited into the city or county general fund attributable to the fee increase to be used to support criminal justice matters connected with indigent defense cases.Requires the administrative office of the courts to reimburse the city or county in an amount of no less than five hundred twenty-eight thousand dollars in order to provide full and ample funding to support criminal justice matters connected with the caseload limits for indigent defense set under court rules in addition to the funds deposited into the city or county general fund.
by Senate Committee on Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (originally sponsored by Senator Ericksen)
Capping the amount of the greenhouse gas reporting fee.
Places a limit of one hundred dollars on the greenhouse gas reporting fee for fuel suppliers who are required to report.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Frockt, Rivers, Conway, Becker, Kohl-Welles, Bailey, Cleveland, Ranker, Keiser, and Tom)
Concerning state and local agencies that obtain patient health care information.
Prohibits certain state and local agencies, that inadvertently obtain health care information, from using or disclosing the information.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Hewitt, Conway, Holmquist Newbry, King, Fain, Hobbs, Hasegawa, Cleveland, Rolfes, Hill, Rivers, Dammeier, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, and Angel)
Concerning manufacturer and new motor vehicle dealer franchise agreements.
Addresses franchise agreements between manufacturers and new motor vehicle dealers.
by Senate Committee on Human Services & Corrections (originally sponsored by Senators Mullet, Tom, Kohl-Welles, and Darneille)
Regarding the withholding of medical treatment in favor of faith-based or metaphysical healing efforts.
Addresses the protection from abuse and neglect of children and dependent persons, including frail elder and vulnerable adults, with regard to cultural and religious practices and beliefs.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Darneille, Pearson, Fraser, Keiser, Angel, Eide, Cleveland, Mullet, McAuliffe, and Conway)
Asserting that submission of DNA markers to a database be accessible only to qualified laboratory personnel.
Requires the collection of biological samples for DNA identification analysis from adults arrested for a sex offense or a violent offense.Authorizes a person, under certain circumstances, to request expungement of his or her sample and DNA records from the DNA identification system.Imposes an additional fee of fifty cents, per traffic infraction, on a person found to have committed such an infraction and requires the revenue from the fee to be forwarded to the state treasurer for deposit in the state DNA database account.Prohibits a court from suspending or deferring payment of the one hundred-dollar crime laboratory analysis fee.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Hobbs, Benton, and Roach)
Concerning self-service storage facilities.
Authorizes certain notifications from self-service storage facilities to be sent via e-mail.
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Keiser, Hewitt, Kohl-Welles, Honeyford, Parlette, and Kline)
Allowing sales of growlers of wine.
Allows a licensed domestic winery to sell for off-premises consumption wines of its own production in growlers.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Fraser, Roach, Kohl-Welles, Benton, Hasegawa, Chase, Keiser, and Kline)
Concerning coercion of involuntary servitude.
Includes in the crime of coercion of involuntary servitude, coercing another person to perform labor or services by: (1) Withholding or threatening to withhold or destroy documents relating to a person's immigration status; or(2) Threatening to notify law enforcement officials that a person is present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.
by Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (originally sponsored by Senator Angel)
Naming the chair and vice chair of state and county political committees.
Requires the election of a chair and a vice chair for state and county political committees.
by Senate Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Senators Bailey, Becker, Frockt, Kohl-Welles, and Tom)
Creating efficiencies for institutions of higher education.
Requires four-year institutions of higher education that increase tuition beyond levels assumed in the omnibus appropriations act after January 1, 2011, to report to the governor and relevant committees of the legislature by December 31st every year on the effectiveness of the various sources and methods of financial aid in mitigating tuition increases.Authorizes an institution of higher education to pay its employees for services rendered biweekly.Changes the purpose of the joint legislative audit and review committee's systemic performance audit of the tuition-setting authority granted to the governing boards of the state universities, regional universities, and The Evergreen State College.Exempts from predesign review, projects at institutions of higher education, which may be valued up to ten million dollars.
by Senate Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Senators King, Eide, and Kohl-Welles)
Creating a tuition and fees exemption for children and surviving spouses of certain highway workers.
Exempts children and surviving spouses of certain highway workers from paying tuition fees and services and activities fees.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senator O'Ban)
Concerning deficit reimbursement agreements with counties owning and operating ferry systems.
Increases the reimbursement, from the department of transportation, to Pierce, Skagit, and Whatcom counties for deficits incurred in the operation and maintenance of the ferry system owned and operated by the counties.
by Senate Committee on Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance (originally sponsored by Senators Fain and Mullet; by request of Insurance Commissioner)
Addressing the financial solvency of insurance companies.
Revises the statutory framework governing insurance holding companies.Establishes the risk management and solvency assessment act.Repeals chapter 48.31C RCW (holding company act for health care service contractors and health maintenance organizations).
by Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senator Baumgartner)
Establishing community service standards for individuals receiving unemployment benefits.
Establishes community service options for individuals receiving unemployment benefits.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Honeyford, Hatfield, Brown, Dansel, Parlette, and Bailey)
Defining honey bee products and services as an agricultural product.
Revises the following definitions for purposes of the business and occupation tax: (1) "Agricultural product" to include honey bee products; and(2) "Farmer" to include the growing, raising, or producing of honey bee products for sale or the provision of bee pollination services by an eligible apiarist.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Keiser, Bailey, Chase, and Conway; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)
Concerning investigations involving vulnerable adults.
Revises the definition of "vulnerable adult," for purposes of chapter 74.34 RCW (abuse of vulnerable adults), to include a person who the department of social and health services reasonably believes has a developmental disability that meets that definition.
by Senate Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Senators Bailey, Kohl-Welles, Litzow, McAuliffe, Dammeier, Frockt, Fain, Mullet, Chase, and Tom)
Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship.
Changes the composition of the opportunity scholarship board.Changes the month from May to October for the annual disbursement of scholarships from the scholarship account.Authorizes the opportunity scholarship board to elect to have the state investment board invest the funds in the scholarship account and the endowment account.Requires the student achievement council to enter into an appropriate agreement with the program administrator to demonstrate exchange of consideration for the matching funds. Once money in the opportunity scholarship match transfer account is subject to the agreement and is deposited in the scholarship account or endowment account, the state acts in a fiduciary rather than ownership capacity with regard to those assets.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Hargrove, Kohl-Welles, Liias, Kline, Rolfes, Parlette, Frockt, Pedersen, and Conway)
Concerning assistance for schools in implementing youth suicide prevention activities.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction, working with state and community partners, to prioritize funding, appropriated for assisting schools in implementing youth suicide prevention activities, to the following schools and communities: (1) Schools identified by the department of health as situated in a high-risk area or in a community with high-risk populations;(2) Tribal communities; and(3) Communities with a high percentage of students who speak English as a second language.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators O'Ban, Kohl-Welles, Fain, Kline, Bailey, Angel, Becker, Dammeier, and Chase)
Concerning seizure and forfeiture of property for patronizing a prostitute.
Subjects certain property to seizure and forfeiture for patronizing a prostitute.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators O'Ban, Kohl-Welles, Bailey, Kline, Angel, Becker, and Chase)
Concerning victims of sexual exploitation of children.
Requires a court, in addition to other civil or criminal penalties authorized by law, to order a person convicted of sexual exploitation of children to pay restitution to the victim for the full amount of the victim's losses.
by Senate Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Senators Frockt, Bailey, Kohl-Welles, and Hargrove)
Creating a work group to make recommendations for the continued viability of the college bound scholarship program.
Creates a college bound scholarship program work group and requires the work group to submit a report to the governor and the legislature with recommendations for making the college bound scholarship program viable, including funding.
by Senators Parlette and Fraser
Lowering to seventy-seven and one-half percent the sums collected and remitted under RCW 82.08.150 (1) and (2) that are deposited into the state general fund.
Reduces certain taxes on spirits sales that are deposited in the state general fund.
by Senators Rivers and Brown
Concerning compensation of nursing and assisted living facilities, adult residential care, and enhanced adult residential care by health care service contractors.
Addresses the compensation by health care service contractors of nursing and assisted living facilities, adult residential care, and enhanced adult residential care.