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=2017.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Stanford, Vick, and Short)
Concerning certain notice sent by registered tow truck operators.
Modifies mailing requirements of tow truck operators when sending certain notifications to legal and registered vehicle owners.
by House Committee on Commerce & Gaming (originally sponsored by Representatives Wylie, Condotta, Johnson, Haler, and Fey)
Allowing sales of growlers of wine.
Allows the sale of growlers of wine, except for fortified wine.Expands the requirements of a licensee with regard to filling a growler.
by House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Muri and Ryu)
Increasing the rate of sales and use tax that may be imposed by certain transportation benefit districts.
Prohibits the rate of tax imposed by certain transportation benefit districts from exceeding the lesser of the sales and use tax imposed by a public transportation benefit area located in the same county or nine-tenths of one percent of the selling price in the case of a sales tax, or value of the article used, in the case of a use tax.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives McCabe, Orwall, Johnson, Cody, Dent, Kirby, Griffey, Van Werven, Caldier, Dye, Gregerson, Wylie, Jinkins, Haler, McBride, and Muri)
Concerning persons with a disability present at the scene of an accident.
Establishes the Travis alert act.Requires the department of health, in collaboration with certain entities to: (1) Review existing local training programs and training programs being used in other states; and(2) Design a statewide training program to familiarize fire department and emergency medical service personnel with techniques, procedures, and protocols for best handling situations in which persons with disabilities are present at the scene of an emergency.Requires the criminal justice training commission, in consultation with the Washington state patrol and other stakeholders, to examine existing training programs and curricula related to law enforcement officers responding to an emergency where a person with a disability may be present.Requires the adjutant general, through the state enhanced 911 coordinator and in collaboration with certain entities to assess the resources, capabilities, techniques, protocols, and procedures available or required to include, as part of enhanced 911 emergency services, the ability to allow an immediate display on the screen indicating that a person with a disability may be present at the scene of an emergency and additional information on the person with a disability that would assist the first responder.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Jinkins and Rodne)
Concerning the authority of the public safety review panel.
Finds that: (1) Persons subject to commitment following a determination of not guilty by reason of insanity present unique diagnostic, treatment, supervisory, and public safety challenges that differ substantially from other groups subject to civil commitment; and(2) A centralized, quasi-judicial administrative review board with specialized expertise in the unique nature of this population and their public safety challenges will enhance both patient care and public safety.Addresses the authority of the public safety review panel.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Stambaugh, Kilduff, Griffey, Jinkins, Lytton, Senn, Stanford, Kagi, Appleton, Tarleton, Ormsby, and Doglio)
Concerning sexual assault protection orders.
Addresses the duration and renewal of an ex parte order regarding sexual assault protection.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Jinkins, Griffey, Rodne, Goodman, Muri, Kilduff, Orwall, Haler, Kirby, Hansen, Frame, Johnson, Appleton, Ortiz-Self, and Cody)
Concerning the rights and obligations associated with incapacitated persons and other vulnerable adults.
Prohibits a guardian or limited guardian from restricting an incapacitated person's or other vulnerable adult's right to communicate, visit, interact, or otherwise associate with persons of the incapacitated person's or vulnerable adult's choosing.Requires a guardian or limited guardian of an incapacitated person to inform certain persons, within five days, after the incapacitated person: (1) Makes a change in residence;(2) Has been admitted to a medical facility for acute care;(3) Has been treated in an emergency room setting or kept for hospital observation; or(4) Dies.Requires the office of public guardianship, in partnership with the office of the state long-term care ombuds, to develop and offer training targeted to the legal community and persons working in long-term care facilities.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Kloba, Springer, McBride, Goodman, Stanford, Slatter, Appleton, Ryu, and Doglio)
Concerning metropolitan park districts.
Addresses metropolitan park districts.
by House Committee on Commerce & Gaming (originally sponsored by Representatives Kloba, Condotta, Sawyer, Appleton, and Ormsby; by request of Department of Agriculture)
Adding authority to the department of agriculture to regulate sanitary processing of marijuana-infused edibles.
Requires the department of agriculture to regulate marijuana-infused edible processing the same as other food processing under the state food processing act.Requires a marijuana processor that processes, packages, or makes marijuana-infused edibles to obtain an annual marijuana-infused edible endorsement.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Hudgins, Koster, Haler, Griffey, Manweller, Muri, and Ormsby; by request of Secretary of State)
Criminalizing damaging, destroying, tampering, or removing ballot return boxes or contents.
Includes, in the crime of malicious mischief, when a person causes an interruption or impairment of service rendered to the public by, without lawful authority, physically damaging, destroying, tampering, or removing an official ballot deposit box, a ballot drop box, or the contents of a deposit box or a drop box.
by Representatives Gregerson, Stokesbary, Ryu, Hudgins, Cody, Pollet, Santos, Senn, Springer, Fitzgibbon, McBride, Stanford, Kagi, and Slatter
Concerning elections in port districts that are coextensive with a county having a population of over one-half million.
Requires a port district with five members that is coextensive with a county having a population of over one and one-half million and with a legislative authority of nine members, to be divided into the same commissioner districts as the county legislative authority districts and include the same number of commissioner positions as the county legislative authority.
by Representative Peterson
Equalizing differences in the distillery and winery industries by authorizing certain private label spirits.
Authorizes certain private label spirits to equalize differences in the distillery and winery industries.
by Representative Nealey
Concerning taxes on in-state broadcasters.
Exempts the following from business and occupation taxes: Revenues from network, national, and regional advertising, with regard to radio and television broadcasting.
by Representative Nealey
Making a technical correction in Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6057 from 2015 to provide that the business and occupation tax rate for newspapers takes effect as of July 1, 2015.
Makes a technical correction to section 2301, chapter 6, Laws of 2015 3rd sp. sess. (ESSB 6057) to provide that the business and occupation tax rate for newspapers takes effect July 1, 2015.
by Representatives Kloba, Kagi, Ortiz-Self, Tarleton, McBride, Ormsby, and Fey
Allowing special parking privileges for certain organizations that dispatch taxicab vehicles or vehicles for hire that transport persons with disabilities.
Authorizes a company, that dispatches taxicab vehicles or vehicles for hire, to apply for special parking privileges for vehicles equipped with wheelchair accessible lifts or ramps to transport persons with disabilities and are regularly dispatched and used in the transport of those persons.Places responsibility on an organization that qualifies for special parking privileges and receives parking placards or special license plates to ensure that the placards and special plates are not used improperly.
by Representative Klippert
Concerning the retirement age for state guard members.
Allows the renewal of an extension of service age, for a state guard member, beyond age sixty-four, subject to the discretion of the adjutant general.
by Representatives Lytton, Nealey, Kagi, and Ormsby
Improving the business climate in this state by simplifying the administration of municipal general business licenses.
Requires a city, that requires a general business license of a person that engages in business activities within that city, to partner with the department of revenue to have the license issued, and renewed if the city requires renewal, through the business licensing service.Requires the department of revenue to phase in the issuance and renewal of general business licenses of cities that required a general business license and are not already partnering with the department.Requires cities, working through the association of Washington cities, to form a model ordinance development committee made up of a representative sampling of cities that impose a general business license requirement.Creates the local business and occupation tax apportionment task force to seek input or collaborate with other parties as it deems necessary.
by Representatives Koster, Lytton, Springer, Volz, Senn, Tharinger, Fey, Stokesbary, Appleton, Nealey, Chapman, and Ormsby
Providing cities and counties flexibility with existing resources.
Provides flexibility with existing resources for cities and counties.
by Representatives Kagi, Appleton, Hudgins, Jinkins, Johnson, Kilduff, Senn, Tarleton, Frame, Stonier, Stambaugh, Lytton, Macri, Robinson, Ormsby, Doglio, Slatter, and Pollet
Making provisions to commemorate the centennial of national women's suffrage.
Requires the Washington women's history consortium to: (1) Provide leadership for a 2020 statewide commemoration of the centennial of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution (women's right to vote);(2) Begin preparations for the statewide commemoration;(3) Create and distribute a portfolio of public humanities programs to engage the citizens with important aspects of the women's right to vote movement;(4) Encourage private organizations and local governments to organize and participate in activities; and(5) Administer a grant program for certain public agencies, educational institutions, and organizations to assist with the activities.
by Representatives Kagi, Jinkins, and Senn
Addressing the budgeting process for core state services for children.
Requires the state institute for public policy, in consultation with the department of social and health services, to develop a single validated tool to assess the care needs of foster children.Requires the department of social and health services, once the validated tool is available for use on a statewide basis, to: (1) Use the tool for assessing the care needs of foster children, including whether the department should provide foster children with behavioral rehabilitation services; and(2) Notify the caseload forecast council, the office of financial management, and the appropriate fiscal committees of the legislature when it begins statewide use of the validated tool.Requires foster care, adoption support and related services, and child protective services to: (1) Be included in the forecast of the caseload forecast council; and(2) Be forecasted and budgeted as maintenance level costs.
by Representatives Reeves, Stonier, Riccelli, Peterson, Doglio, Jinkins, Kilduff, Lovick, Tarleton, McBride, Ormsby, Stanford, Orwall, Muri, Slatter, Ryu, and Fey
Providing higher education support for gold star families.
Requires recipients who receive a tuition and fees waiver under RCW 28B.15.621(4) (section 1(4) of this act) to also receive a stipend for textbooks and course materials in the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars per academic year to be divided equally among academic terms.
by Representatives Maycumber, Dent, Blake, Kretz, Dye, and Manweller
Addressing homelessness in wildfire areas.
Requires certain funds from the surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance, for a county located east of the crest of the Cascade mountain range with a population of one hundred thousand or less, to be used to educate homeowners about wildfire risk and prevention measures and for wildfire prevention and response activities.
by Representatives Koster and Volz
Completing a study of the comparative constitutional and statutory obligations and revenue capacity of various local government entities.
Requires the state institute for public policy to prepare a report to the legislature describing the comparative constitutional and statutory obligations and revenue capacity of cities, counties, and special purpose districts.
by Representatives Koster and Volz
Concerning state funding for indigent criminal defense services provided at the county and city level.
Eliminates the streamlined sales tax mitigation program and redistributes an equivalent amount of funding through the county and municipal criminal justice assistance accounts for indigent criminal defense services.
by Representatives Dent, McDonald, Senn, Klippert, Kagi, Griffey, Jinkins, and Johnson
Providing for the use of independent mediators to address adverse child care licensing decisions.
Requires the department of early learning to: (1) Contract with independent mediators that may be used by applicants or licensees who receive a denial, modification, suspension, or revocation of a license from the department; and(2) Include the following in a written notice for the denial of an application or the revocation, suspension, or modification of a license: A description of the appeal process and the option to engage in mediation.Requires the independent mediators to have knowledge of or experience providing licensed child care but may not have an interest in the resolution of the case or be related to a party.
by Representatives Macri, DeBolt, Pellicciotti, Kilduff, Robinson, Hudgins, Stonier, Sawyer, Jinkins, Lovick, Ortiz-Self, Tarleton, Young, McBride, Ormsby, Stanford, Doglio, Slatter, Santos, and Fey
Collecting data on hunger in Washington state.
Requires the department of health to: (1) Conduct research on food insecurity in the state; and(2) Add the United States department of agriculture two-question food insecurity screen to the behavioral risk factor surveillance system survey.
by Representatives Pettigrew, Stokesbary, Nealey, Springer, Macri, and Pollet
Modifying the lodging excise tax to remove the exemption for premises with fewer than sixty lodging units and to tax certain vacation rentals, short-term home-sharing arrangements, and other compensated use or occupancy of dwellings.
Removes the lodging excise tax exemption for premises with fewer than sixty lodging units and imposes an excise tax on the sale of or charge made for the furnishing of a vacation rental, a home-sharing arrangement, or other compensated use or occupancy of all or a portion of a dwelling or dwelling unit, for a continuous period of less than one month, regardless of whether the dwelling or dwelling unit is also occupied by its owner.
by Representatives DeBolt, Hayes, Stanford, Doglio, and Muri
Concerning midwifery and doula services for incarcerated women.
Requires jails and the department of corrections to make reasonable accommodations for the provision of available doula services to inmates who are pregnant or who have given birth in the last six weeks.
by Senate Committee on Human Services, Mental Health & Housing (originally sponsored by Senators Wilson, Hobbs, Pedersen, Wellman, Palumbo, Darneille, and Keiser)
Allowing youth courts to have jurisdiction over transit infractions.
Gives a youth court jurisdiction over transit infractions alleged to have been committed by sixteen or seventeen year old juveniles.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Zeiger, Fain, Rolfes, Warnick, Rivers, Liias, Angel, Keiser, Kuderer, and Hunt)
Creating the civic learning public-private partnership.
Creates a civic learning public-private partnership to ensure that students in K-12 schools and expanded learning opportunities are equipped with the knowledge and skills to engage effectively in government as citizens.Creates the Washington civic learning public-private partnership account.Makes an appropriation from the general fund to the office of the superintendent of public instruction for the purposes of this act.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Fain, Billig, Hasegawa, Keiser, Zeiger, Carlyle, Mullet, and Pedersen)
Concerning the funding of civics education and campaign compliance.
Exempts the following from business and occupation tax deductions: Donations or contributions received by a candidate, political committee, caucus political committee, or bona fide political party or other person having the expectation of receiving contributions or making expenditures in support of, or opposition to, a candidate or ballot proposition.Requires the department of revenue to estimate the amount of revenue derived from the exception and notify the secretary of state and the public disclosure commission of the amount of the revenue to be expended.
by Senators Palumbo and Frockt
Concerning working connections child care eligibility for applicants or consumers enrolled in programs that will lead to a baccalaureate degree.
Requires the department of early learning to establish and implement policies in the working connections child care program to allow eligibility for an applicant or consumer not participating in the WorkFirst program who is enrolled in a program that will lead to a baccalaureate degree offered by an institution of higher education that receives a state need grant.
by Senators Conway, Keiser, and Hasegawa; by request of Department of Labor & Industries
Addressing maximum penalties under the Washington industrial safety and health act.
Addresses the maximum civil penalty under the state industrial safety and health act.
by Senator Kuderer
Addressing prescription coverage and the use of mail order service.
Requires health carriers, for health plans that include prescription drug coverage, to: (1) Ensure enrollees are protected from unintentional use of or enrollment in mail order prescription drug services; and(2) Include in a contract with a pharmacy benefit manager, a requirement that the manager obtains affirmative authorization from a health plan enrollee before filling an enrollee's prescription through a mail order prescription drug service.
by Senator Kuderer
Addressing contaminated drinking water stemming from the lead content in drinking water infrastructure, including pipes, connections, and fixtures.
Requires public water systems to: (1) By July 1, 2020, fully replace all lead service lines to a school or an early childhood program;(2) By July 1, 2030, fully replace all lead service lines located within its service area;(3) Bear the cost associated with the replacement; and(4) Perform lead service line replacements in coordination with the school district, school or early childhood program, or relevant local government, as applicable.Requires the state board of health to consider the most current guidance from the United States environmental protection agency guidance manual for the purpose of adopting rules requiring statewide testing for lead in drinking water and drinking water fixtures used for drinking or cooking at public schools.Requires the department of health to, consistent with the state board rules, develop a program to coordinate local health jurisdictions and public schools to ensure testing of drinking water and drinking water fixtures in public schools.Allows money in the public works assistance account to be used to support the required activities in (1) through (4) above.
by Senators Kuderer and Pearson; by request of Lieutenant Governor
Concerning the association of Washington generals.
Includes the following as one of the purposes of the association of Washington generals: To expand educational and/or employment opportunities for youth, veterans, and people with disabilities in the state.Changes the composition of the board of directors of the association of Washington generals.
by Senator Hasegawa
Addressing health care financing and development of a publicly sponsored integrated delivery system by creating the access for all trust.
Creates the Washington access for all trust, which is an agency of state government, for the purpose of providing coverage for a set of health services for all residents.Abolishes the state health care authority and transfers its powers, duties, and functions to the Washington access for all trust.Requires state employers to pay an assessment, in quarterly installments, on aggregate gross payroll paid to state residents.Creates the reserve account, the displaced worker training account, and the benefits account.
by Senator Hasegawa
Bringing Washington state government contracting provisions into compliance with federal law as it relates to small works bonding requirements.
Brings contracting provisions into compliance with federal law as it relates to small works bonding requirements.
by Senator Darneille
Concerning paperwork reduction in order to improve the availability of mental health services to protect children and families.
Requires the department of social and health services to: (1) Perform a review of casework documentation and paperwork requirements for social workers with the department who provide services to children; and(2) Take steps to reduce paperwork, documentation, and audit requirements that are inefficient or duplicative for social workers who serve children and for providers of mental health services to children and families.