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 Representatives Hunter, Appleton, Jinkins, and Tharinger
Adjusting timelines relating to the hospital safety net assessment.
Adjusts timelines regarding the hospital safety net assessment.
by Representatives Sullivan, Hunter, Freeman, Morrell, Walkinshaw, Ryu, Tarleton, Appleton, Jinkins, Lytton, Tharinger, Fey, Bergquist, Pollet, Reykdal, Van De Wege, Roberts, S. Hunt, and Carlyle
Implementing the state's education funding obligation by increasing allocations to school districts, which include materials, supplies, and operating costs, all-day kindergarten, and class size reduction in kindergarten through third grade.
Increases allocations to school districts to implement the state's education funding obligation.Creates a joint task force on local education financing reform.
by Representatives Hunter, Appleton, Jinkins, and Roberts
Redirecting Initiative Measure No. 502 revenues earmarked for the basic health plan to other state-funded low-income health care programs.
Requires revenue from marijuana excise taxes and license fees, penalties, and forfeitures to be disbursed to the general fund for the state health care authority to support state-funded low-income health programs instead of to the basic health plan trust account for the basic health plan.
by Representatives Hunter, Ryu, Tarleton, Jinkins, Pollet, and Roberts
Adjusting the state expenditure limit to accommodate enhancements to the prototypical school funding formula.
Requires the state expenditure limit committee, for fiscal years 2014 through 2019, to increase the state expenditure limit to reflect the cost of funding enhancements to the prototypical school funding formula.
by Representatives Carlyle, Hunter, Freeman, Ryu, Tharinger, Bergquist, Pollet, Senn, Van De Wege, Roberts, S. Hunt, and Moscoso
Investing in education by clarifying laws relating to tobacco substitutes.
Clarifies laws relating to tobacco substitutes to invest in education.
by Representatives Carlyle, Hunter, Freeman, Walkinshaw, Ryu, Tarleton, Jinkins, Tharinger, Fey, Pollet, Ormsby, Van De Wege, Roberts, S. Hunt, Riccelli, Moscoso, and Farrell
Investing in education by narrowing or eliminating certain tax preferences.
Invests in education by: (1) Narrowing the extracted fuel tax exemption to provide funding for the education legacy trust account;(2) Eliminating the sales and use tax exemptions for bottled water;(3) Repealing the preferential business and occupation tax rate for sellers of prescription drugs; and(4) Repealing the nonresident sales and use tax exemption.
by Representatives Dunshee, MacEwen, Stanford, Kochmar, Stonier, Young, Riccelli, Zeiger, Haigh, Magendanz, Fitzgibbon, Dahlquist, Morrell, Smith, Lytton, DeBolt, Seaquist, Wilcox, Freeman, Walkinshaw, Ryu, Tarleton, Hargrove, Jinkins, Appleton, Kagi, Tharinger, Sells, Goodman, Fey, Sullivan, Bergquist, Pollet, Senn, Moscoso, Springer, Habib, Blake, Ormsby, Reykdal, Van De Wege, Roberts, S. Hunt, Carlyle, Farrell, Green, and Hudgins
Funding all-day kindergarten and early elementary class size reduction facility needs with lottery revenues.
Authorizes the state finance committee to issue 707 million dollars of lottery revenue bonds to provide needed construction assistance to support all-day kindergarten and K-3 class size reduction.Creates the education construction revenue bond proceeds account.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Eide and King; by request of Governor Inslee)
Making 2013-2015 supplemental transportation appropriations.
Makes 2013-2015 supplemental transportation appropriations.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Hill and Hargrove; by request of Governor Inslee)
Making 2014 supplemental operating appropriations.
Makes 2014 supplemental operating appropriations.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Honeyford and Keiser; by request of Governor Inslee)
Concerning the 2013-2015 supplemental capital budget.
Makes appropriations and authorizes expenditures for capital improvements.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Mullet, Ericksen, Ranker, Litzow, Chase, and Fain)
Clarifying and correcting RCW 82.08.962 and 82.12.962 regarding the sales and use tax treatment of machinery and equipment purchases by companies producing pipeline-quality natural gas using landfill gas.
Clarifies and corrects statutes regarding the sales and use tax treatment of machinery and equipment purchases by companies producing pipeline-quality natural gas using landfill gas.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (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.Increases the limit on the costs for preparing and serving a warrant for failure to appear.Increases the amount of the monthly assessment that a judge of a court of limited jurisdiction may levy upon a person for services provided when the person is referred by the court to the misdemeanant probation department for evaluation or supervision services.Requires funds and revenue attributable to the increases in this act to be used to support local court operations, prosecutorial functions, and other criminal justice matters connected with indigent defense cases.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senator Chase; by request of Washington State Department of Commerce)
Terminating the operations of innovate Washington and transferring property from innovate Washington to Washington State University and the department of commerce.
Abolishes innovate Washington and transfers its mission, powers, duties, and functions to the department of commerce.Assigns and transfers certain property to the department of commerce and to Washington State University.Eliminates the investing in innovation program.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Becker, Keiser, Hargrove, Braun, Hill, and Ranker; by request of Health Care Authority)
Adjusting timelines relating to the hospital safety net assessment.
Modifies hospital safety net assessment provisions regarding the timelines for certain assessments, direct supplemental payments to hospitals, and managed care capitation payments.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senator Braun)
Concerning the expenditure limit for the state universal communications services program.
Requires the utilities and transportation commission to make expenditures of five million dollars per fiscal year for the state universal communications services program, less the administrative costs appropriated to the commission to administer the program in the omnibus operating appropriations act.
by Senators McCoy and Rolfes
Concerning oil spill prevention and response.
Addresses measures to prevent spills from oil trains and tank vessels by: (1) Assessing the risks of spill and gaps in the current response capacity;(2) Ensuring that response plans are completed and updated;(3) Ensuring that the public has access to information about the movement of oil through the state; and(4) Ensuring that communities are fully informed about any risks posed to their safety by the transportation of oil.
by Senators Baumgartner and Ericksen
Requesting that state route number 26 be named the Crimson and Gray Cougar Highway.
Requests that state route number 26 be named the crimson and gray cougar highway.