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=2016.
by Representatives Moscoso, Tarleton, and Stanford
Concerning payment for college admission tests.
Requires public high schools to offer their juniors and seniors the opportunity to take the SAT or ACT once per school year.
by Representatives Moscoso, Pollet, and Tarleton
Concerning payment for end-of-course high school examinations.
Requires public high school students to receive five hundred dollars in vouchers to be used towards examination fees and exam reporting fees for end-of-course high school examinations that have a cost to students or their parents or guardians.
by Representatives Gregerson, Santos, Peterson, Rossetti, Kuderer, Stanford, Hudgins, Ormsby, Frame, and Bergquist
Eliminating lunch copays for students who qualify for reduced-price lunches.
Requires school districts with school lunch programs to eliminate lunch copays for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade who qualify for reduced-price lunches.
by Representatives Magendanz, Young, Muri, Rodne, Stokesbary, and Hargrove
Concerning accountability and transparency in school district expenditures for the state's program of basic education and for local purposes.
Addresses a school district's accountability and transparency with regard to expenditures for the state's program of basic education and for local purposes.
by Representatives Muri and Fey
Concerning electrification of transportation infrastructure.
Authorizes a city, town, or public utility district, that is engaged in the generation, sale, or distribution of energy, to: (1) Assist its customers in financing the acquisition and installation of materials and equipment for the electrification of transportation; and(2) Offer programs, services, or investment in the electrification of transportation for its customers that benefit the ratepayers.
by Representatives Walkinshaw, Hudgins, Bergquist, and Santos
Creating the Washington investment trust.
Creates the Washington investment trust as a legacy institution that amasses sufficient capital reserves to address opportunities now and in the future.Creates the Washington investment trust commission as the primary governing authority of the trust.Creates the trust transition board and the investment trust advisory board. The trust transition board expires July 1, 2016.Exempts the trust from payment of all fees and taxes levied by the state or any of its subdivisions.
by Representatives Tharinger, DeBolt, Stanford, Smith, Dunshee, Kagi, Farrell, Lytton, Senn, Robinson, Ormsby, Walkinshaw, Hudgins, Frame, Ryu, Gregerson, Riccelli, Reykdal, Magendanz, Bergquist, Kilduff, Sells, Santos, Fey, Jinkins, and Fitzgibbon
Financing public school facilities necessary to support state-funded all-day kindergarten and class size reduction in kindergarten through third grade.
Provides one billion dollars in state funding, from fiscal years 2016 to 2025, to assist school districts in financing public school facilities necessary to support state-funded all-day kindergarten and class size reduction in kindergarten through third grade.Makes an appropriation.
by Representatives Harris, Cody, Pollet, Robinson, and Jinkins
Concerning vapor product taxation.
Imposes a tax on the sale, use, consumption, handling, possession, and distribution of vapor products in this state.Declares an intent to impose the tax only once.
by Representatives McCabe and Appleton
Creates the crime of voyeurism in the second degree.Requires the prosecutor, when a case is legally sufficient to charge an alleged juvenile offender with voyeurism in the second degree and the alleged offense is the juvenile offender's first offense or violation, to divert the case unless the juvenile has prior adjudications or diversions.
by Senators Parlette, Fraser, and Chase
Establishing licensing of recreational motorized mineral prospecting in Washington state streams and rivers equivalent to the licensing of recreational fishing.
Allows recreational motorized mineral prospecting only during the season established by the department of fish and wildlife in the gold and fish pamphlet.Requires the department of fish and wildlife to: (1) Develop a recreational motorized mineral prospecting record card similar to the catch record card required for recreational fishing;(2) Initiate and complete a scientific study that evaluates the effects of motorized mineral prospecting on native fish species and related habitat; and(3) Convene a work group to: (a) Analyze the results of the literature review required to be completed by the department; (b) help guide the initiation of any new data collection; (c) receive other related information; and (d) formulate recommendations regarding the proper level of regulation or governmental oversight relating to motorized mineral prospecting.
by Senators Roach and Chase
Establishing a joint select committee to consider the political, economic, and security issues at Washington's largest ports.
Creates the joint select committee on Washington's largest ports and requires the committee to develop recommendations that: (1) Consider the political, economic, and security issues facing the largest ports;(2) Promote regulatory consistency and certainty in the areas of land use planning, permitting, and business development in a manner that supports the largest ports;(3) Encourage cooperation and partnerships between local, state, federal, and private sectors to foster increased use of the largest ports; and(4) Identify aspects of state policy that have an impact on the largest ports.
by Senators Braun, Parlette, and Hargrove
Concerning wildfire management.
Requires the department of enterprise services, in coordination with the department of natural resources, to use: (1) A request for information to a broad base of wildfire insurance carriers to gain an understanding of insurance requirements and data needed for an accurate quote; and(2) A request for quote to a broad base of wildfire insurance carriers to discern how each carrier would meet the needs of the state and the cost of annual premiums.Authorizes a county to, by action of its legislative authority, create a local forest fire protection division that is responsible for preventing and responding to forest fires in the county.Requires the department of natural resources to: (1) Take charge of and direct the work of suppressing forest fires in counties that have not created a local forest fire protection division;(2) Develop a twenty-year strategic plan to treat the 2.7 million acres of state forestland identified by the department as being in poor forest health condition;(3) Create a prescribed burn manager certification program for those who practice prescribed burning in the state; and(4) Update the smoke management plan developed in RCW 70.94.6536(2), in consultation with the department of ecology, other relevant state and federal agencies, and public and private landowners engaged in silvicultural forest burning.
by Senators Ranker and Ericksen
Concerning the marine resources advisory council.
Delays, until June 30, 2022, the expiration of the marine resources advisory council.
by Senators O'Ban, Roach, and Conway
Addressing military service credit for members of the Washington state patrol retirement system.
Modifies Washington state patrol retirement system provisions relating to military service credit for members.
by Senator Frockt
Allowing fire protection district annexations and mergers within a reasonable geographic proximity and eliminating cross-county restrictions for annexations to a fire protection district.
Eliminates cross-county restrictions for annexations to fire protection districts.Allows fire protection district annexations and mergers within a reasonable geographic proximity.
by Senators Dammeier, O'Ban, Litzow, Braun, Becker, Bailey, Miloscia, Hill, Angel, Rolfes, Roach, and Conway
Providing consumer protections for military members on active duty.
Authorizes a service member, who has been called into active service, to terminate or suspend the following services upon written notice, including electronic mail, to the service provider: (1) Telecommunication services from a telecommunications company;(2) Internet services provided from an internet service provider;(3) Health studio services from a health studio; and(4) Subscription television services from a television service provider.
by Senator Warnick
Concerning public works assistance account program interest rates, project ranking, board membership, and other requirements.
Changes the composition of the public works board.Requires the public works board to: (1) When establishing interest rates for loan programs, base interest rates on the average daily market interest rate for tax-exempt municipal bonds; and(2) In collaboration with other federal and state organizations, advocate groups, and other stakeholders associated with infrastructure, provide the governor and the appropriate legislative committees with a comprehensive assessment of local infrastructure needs and potential resources within the state to meet those needs.
by Senator Warnick
Concerning an assessment on cattle.
Increases the assessment, from one dollar to two dollars, on each head of cattle sold.Prohibits collection of the assessment on cattle identified with a green tag.
by Senator Braun
Authorizing nonmedical tattoo removal procedures for minors by licensed tattoo artists.
Authorizes a licensed tattoo artist to remove a nonmedical tattoo from a minor.
by Senators Mullet, Liias, Billig, Rolfes, Chase, McAuliffe, Fraser, Keiser, Hasegawa, and Nelson
Changing high school science assessment requirements.
Removes certain requirements for the high school science assessment.