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 Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Clibborn and Fey; by request of Governor Inslee)
Authorizing bonds for the financing of transportation projects.
Requires the state finance committee, in order to provide funds necessary for the location, design, right-of-way, and construction of selected projects or improvements that are identified as connecting Washington projects or improvements in an omnibus transportation appropriations act, to issue and sell, upon the request of the department of transportation, a total of 4.285 billion dollars of general obligation bonds of the state.Provides a contingent effective date.
by Representatives Orcutt and Young
Concerning the bidding process for the construction of ferry vessels.
Requires the department of transportation, if it does not receive at least three qualified bids on a request for proposals for ferry vessel construction, to issue a new request for proposals that excludes certain requirements relating to the location of the ferry construction.
by Senator Chase
Concerning property tax and business and occupation tax exemptions on intangible property.
Eliminates the intangible property exemption from property taxes and business and occupation taxes.
by Senators Hatfield and Pearson
Increasing participation in recreational fishing by lowering licensure costs.
Lowers the costs of personal use saltwater, freshwater, combination, and temporary fishing licenses.