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=2015.
by House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Orwall, Goodman, Pettigrew, Ryu, Stanford, Gregerson, Jinkins, Bergquist, McBride, Magendanz, Cody, Kagi, S. Hunt, and Pollet; by request of Attorney General)
Protecting youth from tobacco products and vapor products.
Raises the legal smoking age to nineteen.Provides a definition for vapor product.Takes effect July 1, 2019.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Fey and Muri)
Concerning vehicles powered by clean alternative fuel.
Delays, until July 1, 2019, the expiration of the existing sales and use tax exemption on clean alternative fuel vehicles.Requires the department of transportation's public-private partnership office to develop a pilot program to support the deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure that is supported by private financing.Creates the electric vehicle charging infrastructure account.Requires the state treasurer to transfer one million dollars from the multimodal transportation account to the electric vehicle charging infrastructure account. Expires July 1, 2027.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representative Carlyle)
Concerning comprehensive marijuana market reforms to ensure a well-regulated and taxed marijuana market in Washington state.
Addresses comprehensive marijuana market reforms.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Braun, Rivers, Brown, Hobbs, Dammeier, Becker, Mullet, Sheldon, Warnick, Fain, Honeyford, Hewitt, and Frockt)
Creating a tax division of the court of appeals.
Creates a new tax appeal division in the court of appeals to resolve appeals of tax disputes.Transfers the powers, duties, and functions of the state board of tax appeals to the tax division of the court of appeals.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Braun, Honeyford, and Hatfield)
Providing sales and use tax exemptions, in the form of a remittance of tax paid, to encourage coal-fired electric generation plants or biomass energy facilities to convert to natural gas-fired plants.
Provides a sales and use tax exemption for labor and services rendered in respect to the constructing of new structures, and expansion or renovation of existing structures, for the purpose of converting a coal-fired electric generation facility into a natural gas-fired plant or a biomass energy facility.Expires July 1, 2025.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Hill, Liias, Fain, Brown, and Benton; by request of Office of Financial Management)
Reinstating tax preferences for high-technology research and development.
Provides a business and occupation tax credit for high-technology companies performing research and development.Provides a sales and use tax deferral for certain construction for new and expanding high-technology companies conducting research and development in the fields of advanced computing, advanced materials, biotechnology, electronic device technology, or environmental technology.