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 Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Pollet, Harris, Carlyle, Cody, Johnson, Tharinger, Robinson, Lytton, Kagi, Ryu, S. Hunt, Farrell, Moscoso, Riccelli, McBride, and Jinkins; by request of Governor Inslee and Attorney General)
Concerning youth substance use prevention associated with tobacco and drug delivery e-cigarettes and vapor products.
Addresses tobacco and drug delivery e-cigarettes and vapor products.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Hunter, Sullivan, and Carlyle)
Concerning responses to high priority violations at long-term care facilities.
Requires the office of the state long-term care ombuds to: (1) Establish the priority response unit; and(2) Upon receipt of a complaint from a long-term care ombuds that alleges that conduct by a long-term care facility constitutes a high priority violation, immediately evaluate the case to determine whether or not the conduct meets threshold standards for activating the priority response unit.Requires the office of the state long-term care ombuds, the department of social and health services, the department of health, representatives of local law enforcement officials, and representatives of local public health agencies to develop a work group that shall adopt communication and coordination procedures to assure the highest level of support for each organization's mission with respect to protecting residents of long-term care facilities.Revises the definition of "long-term care facility," for purposes of the long-term care ombuds program, to include all portions of a residential habilitation center and state or private intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, regardless of whether any portion of the center or care facility is also licensed or certified as a nursing facility, assisted living facility, adult family home, or other type of long-term care facility.
by Representatives Blake and Kretz
Increasing participation in recreational fishing by lowering licensure costs.
Lowers the costs of personal use saltwater, freshwater, combination, and temporary fishing licenses.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Dammeier, Keiser, Honeyford, Conway, and Pedersen)
Financing public school facilities necessary to support state-funded all-day kindergarten and class size reduction in kindergarten through third grade.
Establishes the K-3 class size reduction grant program which must be administered by the office of the superintendent of public instruction.Authorizes the state finance committee to issue general obligation bonds for the purpose of providing funds for financial assistance to local school districts for capital facilities necessary to provide all-day kindergarten and reduce class size in kindergarten through third grade.Creates the K-3 class size reduction account.Makes an appropriation.
by Senators Ranker, Dammeier, Rolfes, Litzow, Billig, Hargrove, Nelson, McAuliffe, and Conway
Modifying the future teachers conditional scholarship and loan repayment program to increase the number of early elementary teachers.
Revises the future teachers conditional scholarship and loan repayment program to increase the number of early elementary teachers teaching in a classroom in any of the grades kindergarten through three.
by Senator Braun
Defining financial feasibility for collective bargaining agreements.
Provides a definition for "feasible financially for the state" for purposes of collective bargaining agreements.