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 Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives McCaslin, Barkis, Blake, Holy, Pettigrew, Haler, Taylor, Shea, Harris, Chandler, Smith, Muri, Stokesbary, Nealey, Stambaugh, Griffey, Vick, Buys, Dye, Short, Pike, Wilcox, Van Werven, Hargrove, Young, Klippert, Kilduff, and Sawyer)
Addressing the siting of schools and school facilities.
Authorizes a county to allow for up to three school sites to be sited in rural areas, following a determination by the county decision maker.Requires a school district, in a county that chooses to site schools, to participate in the county's periodic updates required by the growth management act.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Taylor, Blake, Shea, Harmsworth, Condotta, Short, Volz, Van Werven, Irwin, Hargrove, and Buys)
Concerning concealed pistol license renewal notices.
Requires the department of licensing, approximately ninety days before a concealed pistol license expiration date, to mail a renewal notice to the licensee.Creates the concealed pistol license renewal notification account.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Hayes, Orwall, Appleton, Klippert, Pellicciotti, Pettigrew, Chapman, Kilduff, Bergquist, Stanford, and Kloba)
Concerning domestic violence.
Modifies domestic violence provisions relating to: (1) Offender scores for assault of a child and criminal mistreatment; and(2) Revising the crime of fourth degree assault.Requires a biological sample to be collected for purposes of DNA identification analysis from an adult or juvenile convicted of assault in the fourth degree where domestic violence was pleaded and proven.Authorizes a sheriff to waive fees associated with service of a writ of habeas corpus that was issued for the return of a child when the person who was granted the writ is, by reason of poverty, unable to pay the cost of service.Requires the administrative office of the courts, through the Washington state gender and justice commission of the supreme court, to convene a work group to address the issue of domestic violence perpetrator treatment and the role of certified perpetrator treatment programs in holding domestic violence perpetrators accountable.Creates the Washington domestic violence risk assessment work group to study how and when risk assessment can best be used to improve the response to domestic violence offenders and victims and find effective strategies to reduce domestic violence homicides, serious injuries, and recidivism that are a result of domestic violence incidents in the state.Requires the Washington state gender and justice commission, in collaboration with the Washington state coalition against domestic violence and the Washington State University criminal justice program, to coordinate the work group and provide staff support.Requires individual licensees to complete a one hour domestic violence and sexual assault awareness training course approved by the department of licensing upon renewal or reinstatement of a license for cosmetology, hair design, barbering, manicuring, or esthetics.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Harmsworth, Orcutt, Bergquist, Rodne, Muri, Stokesbary, MacEwen, Condotta, and Young)
Creating a motor vehicle registration hiatus for certain motor vehicles that are not operated on public roads.
Creates the motor vehicle registration hiatus pilot project in the department of licensing to determine the impacts on revenue to the department when implementing a motor vehicle registration hiatus program.Allows a registered owner to apply for a vehicle registration hiatus to the department of licensing, county auditor, or other appointed agent or subagent which relieves the registered owner of the legal obligation to obtain an original vehicle registration upon acquiring a motor vehicle or renew the registration before it expires.Requires an applicant to pay a filing fee and a service fee.Expires January 31, 2020.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Blake, Manweller, Pettigrew, Dent, Robinson, Chapman, Buys, Kretz, Haler, and Irwin)
Including cattle feedlots implementing best management practices within the statutory exemption for odor or fugitive dust caused by agricultural activity.
Revises the Washington clean air act to exempt cattle feedlots, with operational facilities that have an inventory of at least one thousand cattle in operation between June 1st and October 1st, where vegetation forage growth is not sustained over the majority of the lot during the normal growing season, from requirements for odor or fugitive dust caused by agricultural activity.Expands the definitions of "agricultural activity" and "good agricultural practices" as they apply to cattle feedlots.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Kilduff, Muri, and Appleton)
Concerning county ferry districts.
Requires the legislative authority of a county who intends to create a ferry district in only a portion of the county to: (1) Submit a proposition to create the ferry district, at the next general election, to the voters in the portion of the county where the ferry district is intended to be created; or(2) Publish notice of the intention to create a ferry district, in one or more newspapers of general circulation within the county, by February 1st of the year in which the ferry district is to be created.Allows a county ferry district to: (1) Construct, purchase, operate, and maintain any ferries or wharves at certain locations; and(2) Incur general indebtedness, and issue general obligation bonds, to finance the construction, purchase, and preservation of any ferries and associated terminals.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Fey, Stambaugh, and Jinkins)
Concerning dangerous objects on county roads and bridges.
Addresses required actions by a county with regard to dangerous objects and other public nuisances on county roads and bridges.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Bergquist, McCaslin, Stonier, Muri, and Pollet)
Concerning professional certification for teachers and school administrators.
Requires the professional educator standards board to adopt rules: (1) For professional administrator certification that are substantially similar to the professional development credit option for professional teacher certification; and(2) That provide three options for professional certification for teachers that meet certain requirements.Creates the professional educator collaborative to: (1) Review the integration of, and smooth the transitions between, educator certificates; and(2) Make recommendations on how to improve and strengthen the pathways that lead to highly effective educators at each level of the public school system.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Farrell, Lovick, Haler, Harris, Clibborn, Orwall, Kagi, Robinson, Appleton, Ryu, Goodman, Tarleton, Gregerson, Sells, Ormsby, and Cody)
Modifying the infraction of and penalties for distracted driving.
Revises distracted driving provisions with regard to portable electronic devices which are defined as a device that is capable of wireless communication or electronic data retrieval and is not manufactured primarily for hands-free use in a motor vehicle.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Blake, Condotta, Orcutt, and Muri)
Concerning registration enforcement for off-road vehicles and snowmobiles.
Requires the department of licensing to notify, by certified mail with return receipt requested, purchasers of warranties of off-road vehicles and snowmobiles that are not properly registered in the state.States that it is a gross misdemeanor for a resident to knowingly fail to: (1) Apply for a Washington state certificate of title for, or register, an off-road vehicle within fifteen days of receiving or refusing a notice issued by the department of licensing; and(2) Register a snowmobile within fifteen days of receiving or refusing a notice issued by the department of licensing.Requires motorsports vehicle manufacturers to report to the department of licensing a listing of motorsports vehicle warranties for off-road vehicles and snowmobiles sold to this state's residents by out-of-state motorsports vehicle dealers in the previous calendar year.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Short, Taylor, Van Werven, Buys, Haler, Kraft, and Hargrove)
Preventing unfunded mandates involving on-site sewage systems from affecting local governments and property owners.
States that the growth management act does not preclude certain counties from authorizing inspections of on-site sewage systems to be conducted by a homeowner, a homeowner's family member, or a homeowner's tenant if he or she has completed certification requirements specified by the county.Allows a county to rely on self-inspection of on-site sewage systems for the purpose of protecting the quality or quantity of surface or groundwater resources.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Pike, Blake, Wylie, Peterson, Harris, Vick, Manweller, Tarleton, Orcutt, Farrell, Haler, Dent, Fey, Sells, Kraft, Johnson, MacEwen, Chandler, Stambaugh, Van Werven, Dye, Doglio, and Springer)
Concerning rail dependent uses for purposes of the growth management act and related development regulations.
Authorizes counties and cities to adopt development regulations to: (1) Assure that agriculture, forest, and mineral resource lands adjacent to short line railroads may be developed for freight rail dependent uses; and(2) Require buffers sufficient to prevent encroachment on or impacts to the adjacent resource lands.Authorizes the transportation element required by RCW 36.70A.070 (section 4 of this act) to include development of freight rail dependent uses on land adjacent to a short line railroad.Authorizes development regulations to be modified to include development of freight rail dependent uses that do not require urban government services in rural lands.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Lytton, Sullivan, Dolan, and Santos)
Concerning the learning assistance program.
Allocates funding to provide supplemental instruction and services for students who are not meeting academic standards: (1) In schools with high concentrations of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals and students who are eligible pupils in the transitional bilingual instruction program; and(2) Based on the district's enrollment of homeless students and foster students.Requires a school building, in order to qualify for a learning assistance concentration allocation, to have a combined percentage of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals in the prior school year and students who are eligible pupils in the transitional bilingual instruction program that exceeds the state average for the prior school year.Requires a school district, in order to qualify for a foster-homeless student learning assistance allocation, to provide documentation of the number of its enrolled foster students and homeless students to the superintendent of public instruction.Allows funds for the learning assistance program to be expended for purposes of reading and literacy improvement strategy.Makes the extended learning opportunities program available also to ninth and tenth grade students.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Ortiz-Self, Farrell, and Riccelli)
Concerning child welfare volunteer guardian ad litem program requirements.
Requires guardian ad litem programs to: (1) With volunteer guardian ad litem coordinators, ensure that those coordinators supervise no more than thirty volunteer guardians ad litem; and(2) Provide additional training to volunteer guardian ad litem coordinators to include the screening of volunteer guardian ad litem reports before those reports are submitted to the court.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Ortiz-Self, Dent, Frame, Kagi, Goodman, Fey, and Doglio)
Creating a specialized child care pilot program for vulnerable children.
Requires the department of early learning to: (1) Establish a two-year pilot program in four licensed child care facilities to provide multitiered behavior support, including specialized trauma informed care, for children from birth to five years of age; and(2) Convene an advisory council on trauma informed care to, among other duties, advise the department in the development and implementation of the pilot program.Expires January 1, 2020.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Kagi, Sullivan, Dent, Senn, Muri, Kilduff, Klippert, Frame, Goodman, Ortiz-Self, Wilcox, Lovick, Hargrove, Clibborn, Lytton, Appleton, Fitzgibbon, Orwall, Kloba, Sells, Fey, Macri, Bergquist, Pollet, Hudgins, Robinson, Stanford, and Slatter; by request of Office of the Governor)
Creating the department of children, youth, and families.
Creates the department of children, youth, and families.Creates the office of innovation, alignment, and accountability, within the office of the governor, with the primary duties and focus on developing and presenting a plan for the establishment of the department of children, youth, and families.Requires the office of the family and children's ombuds to establish the oversight board for children, youth, and families to monitor and ensure that the department of children, youth, and families achieves the stated outcomes of this act and complies with administrative acts, relevant statutes, rules, and policies pertaining to early learning, juvenile rehabilitation, juvenile justice, and children and family services.Transitions the office of innovation, alignment, and accountability from the office of the governor to be an office within the department of children, youth, and families.Abolishes the department of early learning and transfers its powers, duties, and functions to the department of children, youth, and families.Transfers the powers, duties, and functions of the department of social and health services, pertaining to child welfare services under chapters 13.34, 13.36, 13.38, 13.50, 13.60, 13.64, 26.33, 26.44, 74.13, 74.13A, 74.14B, 74.14C, and 74.15 RCW, to the department of children, youth, and families.Repeals the legislative children's oversight committee and transfers its duties to the oversight board for children, youth, and families.
by House Committee on Business & Financial Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Kirby and Ormsby)
Addressing financial responsibility insurance requirements with respect to motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and mopeds.
Requires a person, who is at least eighteen years old, to be insured under a motor vehicle liability policy with certain liability limits or satisfy certain other requirements if he or she is operating a motorcycle, a motor-driven cycle, or a moped, and is not wearing a motorcycle helmet.Exempts a person wearing a motorcycle helmet from the requirement above.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Kilduff, Rodne, Senn, Muri, Lovick, Ortiz-Self, Orwall, and Frame; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)
Concerning the rights of an alleged parent in dependency proceedings.
Revises the definition of "parent" for purposes of chapter 13.04 RCW and provides a definition for "parent" for purposes of chapter 13.34 RCW for purposes of child welfare proceedings.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored 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.Increases data disaggregation and alignment across state agencies.
by Representatives J. Walsh, Blake, Kraft, MacEwen, Griffey, Barkis, Stambaugh, Van Werven, Buys, Haler, and Muri
Encouraging the economic vitality of rural food and forest product businesses.
Requires the department of agriculture to: (1) Establish a pilot program to create an omnibus permitting process for businesses that process or engage in other value-added activities that involve: (a) Raw products of agriculture, fisheries, and aquaculture, including shellfish aquaculture; (b) food, food products, or cottage food products; (c) forest products; and (d) specialized forest products, processed cedar products, or specialty wood; and(2) Coordinate with the office of regulatory assistance and state agencies and local governments responsible for issuing each permit included in the omnibus permit, including the department of ecology, the department of health, and the relevant county.Prohibits the department from charging an additional fee for the use of the omnibus permitting process.Requires the department of ecology to: (1) Undertake a comprehensive analysis of common value-added food and forest product manufacturing processes that generate wastes;(2) Consult with the department of natural resources and the department of agriculture in identifying common food and forest product production processes and their associated wastes; and(3) When making grants or loans for water pollution control facilities, consider whether the project will support the viability of local agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, or silviculture, and associated food or forest product processing.Requires the community economic revitalization board, when prioritizing each proposed public facilities project, to consider whether the project will support rural economic development by facilitating the long-term sustainability of local agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries, and silviculture, and associated food and forest product processing activities.
by Representatives Tarleton and Frame
Creating a limited purpose state public development advisory committee.
Creates the limited-purpose state public development advisory committee, hereafter known as the Interbay committee, to make recommendations regarding the highest public benefit and future economic development uses for the Washington army national guard armory facility in the city of Seattle.
by Senate Committee on Human Services, Mental Health & Housing (originally sponsored by Senator O'Ban)
Clarifying obligations under the involuntary treatment act.
Revises the involuntary treatment act with regard to: (1) Clarifying obligations;(2) Joel's law amendments;(3) Less restrictive alternative revocations;(4) Initial detention investigations; and(5) Evaluation and petition by chemical dependency professionals.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Pedersen, Zeiger, Frockt, Takko, O'Ban, Fain, and Hobbs)
Concerning firearms sales and transfers.
Exempts the following from the definition of "firearm" for purposes of chapter 9.41 RCW (firearms and dangerous weapons): A flare gun or other pyrotechnic visual distress signaling device, or a powder-actuated tool or other device designed solely to be used for construction purposes.Exempts the following from the definition of "transfer" for purposes of chapter 9.41 RCW (firearms and dangerous weapons): The delivery of a firearm owned or leased by an entity licensed or qualified to do business in the state to, or return of the firearm by, any of that entity's employees or agents for lawful purposes in the ordinary course of business.Exempts a temporary transfer of possession of a firearm from background checks and other firearm-related requirements if: (1) The transfer is intended to prevent suicide or self-inflicted great bodily harm;(2) The transfer lasts only as long as reasonably necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm;(3) The firearm is not used by the transferee for any purpose for the duration of the temporary transfer;(4) The transferee and the firearm remain in the presence of the transferor; or(5) The sale or transfer is to a purchaser or transferee who is a licensed collector and the firearm being sold or transferred is a curio or relic.
by Senators Walsh, Rolfes, Angel, Warnick, Wellman, Conway, Rivers, Takko, Schoesler, Zeiger, Brown, Billig, Bailey, Fain, Hasegawa, and Hobbs
Concerning career and technical education funding.
Addresses the allowable uses of funding provided for career and technical education.Prohibits the maximum allowable indirect cost for exploratory and preparatory career and technical education courses from exceeding five percent of the allocation received by a school district.
by Senators O'Ban, Becker, Rivers, Rossi, Zeiger, and Sheldon
Nullifying the imposition of certain taxes within regional transit authority boundaries.
Authorizes taxes approved by regional transit authority voters to be nullified within the complete boundaries of a city or county within a regional transit authority if certain conditions are met.
by Senators Bailey, Frockt, Rivers, Darneille, Angel, Conway, Zeiger, Sheldon, Schoesler, Rolfes, Keiser, Walsh, Warnick, Brown, Honeyford, Wilson, Ranker, O'Ban, Braun, Becker, Miloscia, Baumgartner, Short, Fortunato, and Pearson
Requesting surplus federal government equipment needed for earthquake and tsunami preparedness.
Requests surplus federal government equipment needed for earthquake and tsunami preparedness.
by Senators Hunt, Carlyle, Miloscia, Darneille, Palumbo, Rossi, Keiser, Becker, Zeiger, Liias, Kuderer, Saldaña, Pedersen, Conway, Hobbs, Walsh, Billig, Cleveland, Nelson, Sheldon, McCoy, Hasegawa, Wellman, Ranker, and Pearson
Naming the building at 1063 Capitol Way "The Helen Sommers Building."
Names the building at 1063 Capitol Way The Helen Sommers Building.