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 Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Orwall, Pollet, Appleton, Goodman, Tarleton, Bergquist, Stanford, Fitzgibbon, Doglio, and Wylie)
Enacting the student opportunity, assistance, and relief act.
Establishes the student opportunity, assistance, and relief act to address student education loan debt, student education loan debt counselors, the repeal of statutes regarding professional license or certificate suspensions, private student loan default, and exemptions for bank account and wage garnishments.
by Representatives Bergquist, Harmsworth, Fey, Hayes, Jinkins, and Hudgins
Concerning the use of child passenger restraint systems.
Revises child restraint system requirements.Requires the traffic safety commission to produce and disseminate informational and educational materials explaining: (1) The proper use of child restraint systems in motor vehicles;(2) Safety risks of not properly using the restraint systems;(3) Where assistance on proper installation and use of restraint systems can be obtained; and(4) Legal penalties for not properly using restraint systems.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Pollet, Haler, Tarleton, Sells, Holy, Orwall, Bergquist, Frame, Fitzgibbon, Ormsby, Stanford, and Farrell)
Creating new full-time tenure track positions at the state's four-year public institutions of higher education.
Creates the faculty expansion program at the four-year public institutions to encourage the institutions to increase the number of full-time tenure track faculty positions on their campuses.Expires June 30, 2022.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Kagi and Fey)
Including referred and diverted youth in establishing community juvenile accountability program guidelines.
Requires the guidelines established by the juvenile rehabilitation administration for certain programs to target referred and diverted youth.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Van Werven, Tarleton, Orwall, Griffey, Haler, Holy, McCabe, Young, Dent, Riccelli, Bergquist, Buys, Kraft, Kagi, Ryu, Muri, Goodman, Lovick, Frame, and Hargrove)
Providing students at community and technical colleges with the costs of required course materials.
Requires community and technical colleges, during the registration process, to: (1) Display the cost of required textbooks or other course materials in the online course description or provide a link that directly connects to a bookstore's web site or other web site where students can view the costs;(2) Indicate in the online course description if open educational resources are used once the college has implemented the ctcLink system; and(3) Annually report to the state board for community and technical colleges which courses provided costs to students at the beginning of registration and what percent of total classes this equaled.
by Representatives Graves, Jinkins, and Rodne
Concerning disqualification of judges.
Prohibits a superior court judge from sitting to hear or try an action or proceeding if he or she has been disqualified.Authorizes a party to, or an attorney appearing in, an action or proceeding in a superior court to disqualify a judge from hearing the matter, subject to certain limitations.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Dent, Blake, Irwin, Shea, Dye, Pettigrew, Buys, Koster, and Schmick)
Concerning compensation for property damage caused by wild deer or elk.
Removes the definition of "commercial crop" and provides a definition for "agricultural crop" for purposes of chapter 77.36 RCW (wildlife damage).Increases the amounts of compensation paid for damage to property or agricultural crops by wild deer or elk and for the death of or injury to livestock caused by bears, wolves, or cougars.
by House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources (originally sponsored by Representatives Chandler, Tarleton, Lytton, Morris, Appleton, and Fitzgibbon; by request of Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Concerning aquatic invasive species management.
Revises aquatic invasive species provisions with regard to management, invasive species, ballast water, biofouling management accounts, and biofouling program funding.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Stonier, Stambaugh, Hudgins, Johnson, Ortiz-Self, Stokesbary, Sells, Jinkins, Ryu, Appleton, Pollet, Senn, Peterson, Kilduff, Bergquist, Stanford, Frame, Slatter, and Dolan; by request of Attorney General)
Establishing a student loan bill of rights.
Establishes the Washington student education loan bill of rights.Requires the student achievement council to designate a student education loan ombuds within the office of student financial assistance to provide timely assistance to a student education loan borrower with a student education loan.Requires the director of the department of financial institutions to establish fees sufficient to cover the costs of administering the department's program for student education loan servicers and the student education loan ombuds.Requires the state institute for public policy to conduct a study on the impact and cost-effectiveness of establishing a student loan authority to refinance existing federal and private undergraduate and graduate student loans from the proceeds of tax-exempt bonds.Creates the student education loan ombuds account.Requires the state treasurer, beginning in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, to annually transfer from the financial services regulation fund to the student loan ombuds account, the greater of one hundred seventy-five thousand dollars or twenty percent of the annual assessment derived from student education loan servicing.
by House Committee on Technology & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Morris, Harmsworth, Smith, Tarleton, and Stanford)
Concerning biometric identifiers.
Prohibits a person, as defined in this act, from enrolling a biometric identifier in a database for a commercial purpose, without first providing notice, obtaining consent, or providing a mechanism to prevent the subsequent use of a biometric identifier for a commercial purpose.
by House Committee on Capital Budget (originally sponsored by Representatives Stambaugh, Doglio, Vick, Hayes, Sells, and Pike)
Requiring prime contractors to bond the subcontractors portion of retainage upon request.
Authorizes a subcontractor, at any time before final formal acceptance of a project, to request the contractor to submit a bond to the public owner for that portion of the contractor's retainage pertaining to the subcontractor in a form acceptable to the public body and from a bonding company meeting standards established by the public body.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Doglio, Jinkins, Goodman, Senn, Robinson, Stonier, Kagi, Cody, Macri, Bergquist, Slatter, McBride, Peterson, Hudgins, Stanford, Frame, and Appleton)
Concerning parental rights and responsibilities of sexual assault perpetrators and survivors.
Establishes a process where a survivor, who becomes pregnant as a result of a sexual assault and who elects to raise the child, can seek the court's assistance in avoiding continued forced interactions with the rapist which eliminates another barrier to healing from the assault.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Jinkins, Fey, Sawyer, Kirby, Stambaugh, Muri, Kilduff, Appleton, and Goodman)
Creating the safe streets pilot project.
Creates the safe streets pilot project in the department of commerce to foster community engagement through neighborhood organizing, law enforcement-community partnerships, neighborhood watch programs, youth mobilization, and business engagement.Requires the department of commerce to require grant recipients to report information to the department on the outcomes of the pilot project.Requires the state institute for public policy, in consultation with the department, to develop options for reporting guidelines.Expires July 1, 2020.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Lovick, McDonald, Johnson, Hayes, Stonier, Griffey, McBride, Harris, Springer, Stambaugh, Gregerson, Appleton, Muri, and Haler)
Concerning the authority of local governments to require criminal history background checks.
Authorizes cities, towns, code cities, counties, and metropolitan park districts to establish by ordinance or resolution, as appropriate, the requirements for a federal background investigation, a state criminal background investigation, and a criminal background investigation conducted through a private organization of their employees, applicants for employment, volunteers, vendors, and independent contractors who, in the course of their work or volunteer activity, may have unsupervised access to children, persons with developmental disabilities, or vulnerable adults.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives McBride, Caldier, Graves, Jinkins, Fey, Clibborn, and Stanford)
Concerning informed consent for nonemergency, outpatient, primary health care services for unaccompanied homeless youth under the federal McKinney-Vento homeless assistance act.
Authorizes informed consent for health care on behalf of a patient, who is incapacitated because he or she is under the age of majority and is not otherwise authorized to provide informed consent, to be obtained from a school nurse, school counselor, or homeless student liaison under certain circumstances.
by House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards (originally sponsored by Representatives Doglio, Sells, Gregerson, Ormsby, Macri, Goodman, Frame, Stonier, McBride, Cody, Senn, Ortiz-Self, and Pollet)
Adding training on public works and prevailing wage requirements to responsible bidder criteria.
Requires a bidder, before award of a public works contract, to also meet the following responsibility criteria to be considered a responsible bidder and qualified to be awarded a public works project: Have received training on the requirements related to public works and prevailing wage under chapters 39.04 and 39.12 RCW.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Appleton and Griffey)
Addressing sewer service within urban growth areas.
States that, if a county, city, or utility has adopted a capital facility plan or utilities element to provide sewer service within the urban growth areas during the twenty-year planning period, nothing in the growth management act obligates counties, cities, or utilities to install sanitary sewer systems to certain properties within urban growth areas by the end of the twenty-year planning period.
by House Committee on Capital Budget (originally sponsored by Representatives MacEwen and Santos)
Providing state funding assistance for public school construction.
Authorizes the state finance committee to issue lottery revenue bonds to provide needed construction assistance to support public school facility needs.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Lovick, Dent, Kagi, Senn, and Frame; by request of Department of Early Learning)
Updating certain department of early learning advising and contracting mechanisms to reflect federal requirements, legislative mandates, and planned system improvements.
Updates certain advising and contracting mechanisms of the department of early learning to reflect federal requirements, legislative mandates, and planned system improvements.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Gregerson, Goodman, Peterson, Orwall, Kilduff, Harris, Ryu, Ortiz-Self, Lovick, Sells, Stonier, Clibborn, Dolan, Sawyer, Stanford, and Jinkins)
Concerning the crime victims' compensation program.
Modifies provisions regarding the crime victims' compensation program.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Stambaugh, Kagi, Klippert, Kilduff, Dent, Senn, Orwall, Appleton, Jinkins, and Frame)
Addressing confinement in juvenile rehabilitation facilities for juveniles convicted in adult court.
Requires a child to be placed in a facility operated by the department of social and health services instead of the department of corrections, to determine the child's earned release date, when the child is convicted as an adult in the state courts of a crime amounting to a felony and is committed for a term of confinement.Requires the department of social and health services, if a child's sentence includes a term of community custody, to consult the department of corrections before the child's release to community custody.Requires the state institute for public policy to assess the impact of this act on community safety and youth rehabilitation.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Ortiz-Self, Orwall, Gregerson, and Jinkins)
Addressing procedures for communicating with crime victims and survivors of crime victims.
Requires the department of commerce, through the office of crime victims advocacy, to convene and coordinate a work group to: (1) Examine practices regarding notification of family members when a person has died from a suspected homicide or other criminal means;(2) Develop recommendations for providing crime victims and survivors of homicide victims with information about crime victim services; and(3) Develop recommendations for ways in which law enforcement officers responding to the scene of a crime may provide crime victims and survivors of homicide victims with information about crime victim services.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Kagi, Johnson, Doglio, Dent, Ryu, MacEwen, Senn, Farrell, Nealey, Ortiz-Self, McBride, Macri, Fey, Slatter, and Jinkins)
Concerning the financing of early learning facilities.
Creates the early learning facilities revolving account.Requires the department of early learning, in consultation with stakeholders, to review existing licensing standards related to facility requirements to eliminate potential barriers to licensing.Requires the department of commerce to: (1) In consultation with the department of early learning, oversee the early learning facilities revolving account;(2) Act as the lead state agency for early learning facilities grant and loan program development;(3) Expend money from the account to provide state matching funds for grants or loans to provide classrooms necessary for children to participate in the early childhood education and assistance program and working connections child care;(4) Monitor performance of the grant and loan program; and(5) Convene a committee of early learning facilities experts to advise the department regarding the prioritization methodology of grant applications for certain projects.Provides a list of: (1) Activities eligible for funding through the account; and(2) Organizations eligible to receive grants or loans.Provides that sections 3 through 10 of this act are null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by House Committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (originally sponsored by Representatives Reeves, Springer, Kilduff, Farrell, Appleton, Stonier, Stanford, Kloba, Frame, Ryu, Tharinger, Pellicciotti, Macri, Chapman, Fitzgibbon, Jinkins, Orwall, Doglio, Lovick, Riccelli, Peterson, Gregerson, Blake, Ortiz-Self, Ormsby, Bergquist, Fey, and Pollet)
Increasing the access of veterans, military service members, and military spouses to shared leave in state employment.
Creates the veterans' in-state service shared leave pool to allow employees to donate leave to be used as shared leave for veteran employees who meet certain requirements or for spouses of the veteran employees who meet certain requirements and are caring for their spouses. Requires an agency head to allow employees who are veterans, and their spouses, to access shared leave from the veterans' in-state service shared leave pool upon employment.Requires the office of financial management to adopt rules and policies governing the donation and use of shared leave from the veterans' in-state service shared leave pool.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Frame, Goodman, Lovick, Ortiz-Self, Kilduff, Muri, Doglio, Macri, and Fey; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)
Concerning information sharing related to implementation of the homeless youth prevention and protection act of 2015.
Authorizes the department of social and health services, for the purpose of ensuring the safety and welfare of youth who are in foster care, to disclose to the department of commerce and certain contracted providers, only those confidential child welfare records that pertain to or may assist with meeting the service needs of foster youth who are admitted to crisis residential centers or HOPE centers under contract with the office of homeless youth prevention and protection.Changes certain duties of the department of commerce and the department of social and health services with regard to the homeless youth prevention and protection act of 2015.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Sullivan, Lytton, Jinkins, Orwall, Appleton, Springer, Chapman, Tarleton, Tharinger, Goodman, Farrell, Macri, Ormsby, Fitzgibbon, Slatter, Hudgins, Doglio, Fey, Pollet, Ortiz-Self, Santos, and McBride)
Fulfilling the state's paramount duty for all children through equitable and responsible investments in the state's basic education program and reductions to local effort contributions.
Addresses equitable and responsible investments in the state's basic education program and reductions to local effort contributions to fulfill the state's paramount duty for all children.Requires the superintendent of public instruction to: (1) Convene a technical working group to provide recommendations for revising school district accounting practices for the purpose of improving fiscal transparency by establishing methods for separate accounting of school district expenditures made to support the state's program of basic education and those made as locally determined enrichments with local or other funding sources; and(2) Convene a work group to determine whether the funded enrollment percent for special education programs of twelve and seven-tenths should be adjusted.Establishes an accountability monitoring and reporting system as part of a continuing effort to make meaningful and substantial progress toward meeting long-term performance goals in K-12 education.
by House Committee on Commerce & Gaming (originally sponsored by Representatives Vick, Kirby, Dolan, Doglio, Haler, and McDonald)
Concerning the use of credit cards for purchases of spirits and wine by a purchaser licensed to sell spirits and/or wine for consumption on the licensed premises.
Authorizes a licensed distributor of spirits and/or wine to pass credit card fees on to a purchaser licensed to sell spirits and/or wine for consumption on the licensed premises.
by House Committee on Commerce & Gaming (originally sponsored by Representatives Kirby, Vick, and Doglio)
Modifying tavern license provisions.
Allows the state liquor and cannabis board to issue a caterer's endorsement to a tavern license that allows the licensee to remove, from the liquor stocks at the licensed premises, those types of liquor that are authorized under the on-premises license privileges for sale and service at event locations at a specified date and place not currently licensed by the board.
by House Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Representatives Griffey and Appleton)
Addressing hospital inspections by limiting the uses of the fire protection contractor license fund and directing the department of health to engage in rule making to appropriately fund the cost of hospital inspections from hospital license fees.
Requires the department of health to set the fees for an application for a license, or renewal of a license, by a hospital to include the costs of inspections for fire protection purposes.Specifies that, the standards for fire protection and its enforcement, with respect to hospitals, are no longer eligible for expenditures from the fire protection contractor license fund.
by House Committee on Business & Financial Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Vick, Blake, Kirby, Jenkin, J. Walsh, Hayes, Pettigrew, Condotta, Buys, Young, Barkis, Harmsworth, Rodne, MacEwen, and Goodman)
Establishing special license endorsements for cigar lounges and retail tobacconist shops.
Authorizes a person holding a tobacco products retailer's license to apply through the business licensing system for a special endorsement as a cigar lounge or retail tobacconist shop.
by House Committee on Commerce & Gaming (originally sponsored by Representatives Condotta, Sawyer, Blake, Young, and Appleton)
Concerning inspections of licensed marijuana processors' equipment and facilities.
Allows the director of fire protection to perform an inspection or approval of a marijuana processor's professional closed loop systems, equipment, extraction operation, or facilities to ensure compliance with applicable fire, safety, or building code requirements.
by Representatives Volz and Riccelli
Extending the expiration date on the health sciences and services authority sales and use tax authorization.
Changes the expiration date from January 1, 2023, to January 1, 2038, for the health sciences and services authority sales and use tax authorization.
by Representatives Clibborn and Senn
Addressing access to the westbound Interstate 90 general purpose lanes from the Island Crest Way on-ramp.
Requires the department of transportation to work with the city of Mercer Island and other appropriate parties to allow the portions of the planned westbound high occupancy vehicle lane on Interstate 90 between Island Crest Way and West Mercer Way to be accessed by vehicles using the westbound on-ramp from Island Crest Way.Prohibits the department from closing or restricting the westbound on-ramp from Island Crest Way to the current westbound Interstate 90 general purpose lanes until a mutually acceptable agreement between the department and the city has been reached.
by Senate Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance (originally sponsored by Senators Angel, Mullet, and Hobbs)
Concerning payment of debts.
Allows a collection agency to collect a transaction fee for processing a credit card payment that does not exceed two and one-half percent of the payment amount.Prohibits interest from accruing on nonrestitution legal financial obligations until the date of release from full or partial custody.Prohibits a court from imposing a term of partial or total confinement if a violation of a condition or requirement of sentence is only for failure to pay legal financial obligations with an unpaid principal of twenty-five thousand dollars or less.
by Senate Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Senators Hasegawa, Chase, Darneille, and Rolfes)
Providing public notices of public health, safety, and welfare in a language other than English.
Requires state agencies, that are required by law or rule to provide public notices to a community or area to advise or inform the public about an imminent or emergent public health, safety, or welfare risk, to provide the notices in a manner which has been determined to be most effective in communicating with significant segments of their diverse communities who speak a language other than English.Requires political subdivisions or their emergency management contractors, when issuing notices during emergencies including evacuation notices and shelter information, to share that information in a manner determined to be most effective for communicating with significant segments of the community who speak a language other than English.Requires political subdivisions to: (1) Maintain or have access to updated demographic data for their jurisdictions and information on the languages represented by their respective communities; and(2) Grant access to the information to those authorized to issue emergency notices on their behalf.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Bailey, Frockt, O'Ban, Pedersen, Darneille, Keiser, and Kuderer; by request of Attorney General)
Concerning crimes against vulnerable persons.
Increases penalties, reduces barriers to prosecution, and expands the scope of protection for vulnerable persons.Encourages each county to develop a written protocol for handling criminal cases involving vulnerable adults.Creates the crime of theft from a vulnerable adult.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Kuderer, Rolfes, Palumbo, Billig, Pedersen, Mullet, McCoy, Keiser, and Wellman)
Concerning educational interpreters.
Revises professional educator standards board provisions regarding evaluation and assessments for educational interpreters for which the board has not established a performance standard; and educational interpreters who have not successfully achieved the performance standard.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Billig, Saldaña, Liias, Rolfes, Frockt, Takko, Darneille, Wellman, Kuderer, and Hasegawa)
Concerning suspension and expulsion of students including kindergarten and early elementary school students.
Prohibits a school district from suspending or expelling a student who is enrolled in grades kindergarten through two, except for a violation of RCW 28A.600.420 (firearms on school premises, transportation, or facilities).
by Senate Committee on Human Services, Mental Health & Housing (originally sponsored by Senators O'Ban, Darneille, and Zeiger)
Concerning individuals receiving both employment and community access services.
Requires clients of the department of social and health services who are at least twenty-one years old to have the option to select employment services or community access services, or both, at the outset or at any point during the discovery process.Requires the department of social and health services to work with counties and stakeholders to strengthen and expand employment services and other community access services.
by Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Senators Honeyford, Rivers, Fortunato, Becker, Bailey, Ericksen, Warnick, and Pearson)
Establishing the joint legislative task force on hydraulic project approval program jurisdiction.
Creates the joint legislative task force on hydraulic project approval program jurisdiction to review current law, current and historical practices of the department of fish and wildlife, and alternative approaches concerning the extent of hydraulic project approval program jurisdiction.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Zeiger, Mullet, Fain, Billig, Chase, and Kuderer; by request of Department of Early Learning)
Updating certain department of early learning advising and contracting mechanisms to reflect federal requirements, legislative mandates, and planned system improvements.
Updates certain advising and contracting mechanisms of the department of early learning to reflect federal requirements, legislative mandates, and planned system improvements.
by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Senators Takko, Warnick, Rolfes, McCoy, Zeiger, and Chase)
Concerning tourism marketing.
Establishes the statewide tourism marketing act.Creates the Washington tourism marketing authority to act as a business management organization on behalf of the citizens of the state to manage financial resources and contract for statewide tourism marketing services.Requires the joint legislative audit and review committee to conduct an evaluation of the performance of the authority to determine the extent to which the authority has contributed to the growth of the tourism industry and economic development of the state.Creates the statewide tourism marketing account.
by Senate Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Senators Fain, Palumbo, Zeiger, Angel, Hobbs, and Mullet)
Ensuring adequacy of buildable lands and zoning in urban growth areas and providing funding for low-income housing and homelessness programs.
Provides funding for low-income housing and homelessness programs and ensures adequacy of buildable lands and zoning in urban growth areas.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators King and Hobbs)
Modifying limitations for certain vessels exempt from the pilotage act.
Authorizes the board of pilotage commissioners to grant an exemption, from the provisions of the pilotage act, to a vessel that the board finds is: (1) A small passenger vessel that is not more than one thousand three hundred gross tons (international), does not exceed two hundred feet in overall length, is manned by United States-licensed deck and engine officers appropriate to the size of the vessel with merchant mariner credentials issued by the United States coast guard or Canadian deck and engine officers with Canadian-issued certificates of competency appropriate to the size of the vessel, and is operated exclusively in the waters of the Puget Sound pilotage district and lower British Columbia; or(2) A yacht that is not more than one thousand three hundred gross tons (international) and does not exceed two hundred feet in overall length.
by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Senator Warnick)
Concerning the procurement of seeds by state agencies.
Requires agencies, when purchasing seed through a contract that is over two thousand five hundred dollars in value, to require suppliers of the seed to ensure the identity and purity of the seed through appropriate testing performed by the department of agriculture or certain other agencies to ensure the identity and purity of the seed.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Bailey, Conway, Schoesler, and Hobbs; by request of Select Committee on Pension Policy)
Allowing new government employees the option of opting out of retirement system membership if the employee is age sixty or older when first hired, or when the employee's employer opts into retirement plan participation.
Allows certain state employees the option of opting out of retirement system membership.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by Senate Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Senators Angel, Fortunato, Takko, Fain, Sheldon, and Hobbs)
Concerning rules for on-site sewage systems.
Prohibits rules adopted by the state board of health, regarding the design, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of on-site sewage systems with design flows of less than three thousand five hundred gallons per day, from requiring: (1) A use permit to be conditioned with a requirement for a monitoring contract between a private company and a private individual or property owner;(2) Dedicated easements for the inspection, maintenance, or potential future expansion of an on-site sewage system; and(3) Replacement of an existing on-site sewage system if a repair returns the system to its previously permitted or original functioning state.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Pearson, Fortunato, and Conway)
Concerning notice to a victim when a registered out-of-state sex offender moves to Washington.
Requires the county sheriff to make reasonable efforts to notify a victim of a sex offender or a kidnapping offender if the offender resides in this state.
by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Senators Warnick, Takko, Brown, Hawkins, Liias, Schoesler, Honeyford, and Fortunato)
Concerning the protection of composting from nuisance lawsuits.
Provides that composting is allowed and is not considered a nuisance unless the activity or practice violates county or city regulations or has a substantial adverse effect on public health and safety.
by Senate Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance (originally sponsored by Senators Braun and Bailey)
Concerning unpaid accounts.
Modifies civil procedure provisions with regard to actions on unpaid accounts.
by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Senators Becker, Frockt, Baumgartner, Fain, Rolfes, Rivers, Billig, Zeiger, Darneille, Keiser, Hunt, and Saldaña)
Modifying Washington state's motion picture and film industries tax credit.
Provides a business and occupation tax credit for contributions made by a person to a Washington motion picture competitiveness program for a major motion picture that portrays a significant historical event in this state.Expires January 1, 2020.
by Senate Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance (originally sponsored by Senators Angel and Mullet)
Concerning the delivery of insurance notices and documents by electronic means.
States that an electronic signature is the equivalent of a digital signature for the purposes of satisfying the requirements of chapter 19.34 RCW (the state electronic authentication act).
by Senate Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance (originally sponsored by Senators Mullet and Angel)
Addressing the minimum operating requirements and the review of plans necessary to be included in the small business retirement marketplace.
Authorizes the office of the insurance commissioner to request that the department of financial institutions conduct a plan review before submitting its verification to the department of commerce if the small business retirement marketplace plan includes life insurance or annuity products, or both.
by Senate Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance (originally sponsored by Senators Mullet, Fain, and Hobbs)
Concerning the services and processes available when residential real property is abandoned or in foreclosure.
Addresses residential real property provisions regarding the services and processes that are available when the property is abandoned or in foreclosure.Requires the housing finance commission to create a process by which entities, such as services, may apply to obtain a certificate of abandonment for properties that meet the definition of abandoned.
by Senators Rivers, Mullet, Pearson, Angel, Fortunato, Miloscia, Wilson, Conway, Zeiger, Hasegawa, Bailey, Chase, Cleveland, Takko, Pedersen, Hunt, Palumbo, Liias, Kuderer, O'Ban, Hobbs, Keiser, Carlyle, Saldaña, McCoy, Frockt, Wellman, Rolfes, Warnick, Darneille, Ranker, and Billig
Concerning hours of service for certain railroad employees.
Regulates the hours of service for yardmasters.
by Senators Walsh, Conway, Miloscia, Angel, Zeiger, Darneille, Pearson, Frockt, Fortunato, Billig, Wilson, Hasegawa, Rivers, Bailey, Chase, Palumbo, Hunt, O'Ban, Takko, Cleveland, Liias, Kuderer, Pedersen, Hobbs, Mullet, Keiser, Saldaña, Carlyle, McCoy, Wellman, Rolfes, and Ranker
Establishing minimum crew size on certain trains.
Regulates minimum railroad crew staffing on trains carrying freight or passengers and trains transporting hazardous materials.