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 Health Care & Wellness (originally sponsored by Representatives Cody, Rodne, Harris, Macri, and Frame; by request of Governor Inslee)
Changing the designation of the state behavioral health authority from the department of social and health services to the health care authority and transferring the related powers, functions, and duties to the health care authority and the department of health.
Transfers the powers, duties, and functions of the department of social and health services pertaining to the behavioral health system and purchasing function of the behavioral health administration, except for oversight and management of state-run mental health institutions and licensing and certification activities, to the state health care authority to the extent necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.Transfers the powers, duties, and functions of the department of social and health services pertaining to licensing and certification of behavioral health provider agencies and facilities, except for state-run mental health institutions, to the department of health to the extent necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Bergquist, Stambaugh, McBride, Gregerson, Slatter, Frame, Macri, Peterson, Hudgins, Pollet, Orwall, Doglio, Appleton, Fitzgibbon, Goodman, Farrell, and Stanford)
Expanding college bound scholarship eligibility.
Revises requirements for eligibility in the college bound scholarship program.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Graves, Riccelli, and Kraft)
Clarifying the appropriate format for signed written authorizations for special parking privileges.
Requires a licensed physician, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant who is authorizing a parking permit to provide a signed written authorization on a prescription pad or paper or office letterhead or by electronic means.
by House Committee on State Govt, Elections & IT (originally sponsored by Representative MacEwen)
Requiring a study of the feasibility of implementing an internet site for public records information.
Requires the division of archives and records management in the office of the secretary of state to: (1) Conduct a study to assess the feasibility of implementing a statewide open records portal through which a user can request and receive a response through a single internet web site relating to public records information;(2) Hire a consultant to conduct the study; and(3) Convene a stakeholder group to develop the initial scope and direction of the study.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Senn, Stambaugh, Lovick, Stonier, Harris, Slatter, Kilduff, Nealey, Caldier, Clibborn, Ortiz-Self, Haler, Kloba, Pollet, Orwall, Doglio, Kagi, Fitzgibbon, Goodman, Bergquist, Hudgins, Ormsby, Stanford, and Santos)
Improving student achievement by promoting social emotional learning throughout the calendar year.
Establishes the summer step up act.Requires the department of early learning to contract for up to an additional six hundred slots in summer early childhood education and assistance programs at K-12 school building sites giving priority to programs operated in K-12 school buildings that: (1) Plan to include four-year old and five-year old children;(2) Are in low-income areas or areas underserved by the programs; and(3) Plan to fund meal programs during the summer using reimbursements from the United States department of agriculture or other nonstate sources.Requires the superintendent of public instruction to convene a work group to build upon the social emotional learning work group established in 2016.Creates the summer step-up grant program to increase the number of programs that combine academics and social emotional learning.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Farrell, Fitzgibbon, Fey, Peterson, Slatter, Tharinger, Pollet, Stonier, Senn, Appleton, Chapman, Goodman, Robinson, Pettigrew, Bergquist, Hudgins, McBride, Cody, Macri, Doglio, Stanford, Jinkins, Tarleton, and Kagi)
Concerning oil transportation safety.
Addresses oil transportation safety to: (1) Enhance safety measures that protect against the risk of oil spills occurring on land and water;(2) Provide a sustainable source of funding for the state's oil spill preparedness and response program; and(3) Ensure the state's ability to recover from a large oil spill.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Blake and J. Walsh)
Changing the date in which community impact statements are provided to the department of corrections.
Changes the time frame in which community impact statements are provided to the department of corrections.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Klippert, and Pettigrew; by request of Department of Corrections)
Concerning the sentencing elements worksheet.
Requires the department of corrections, in consultation with the administrative office of the courts, Washington superior court judges' association, Washington association of prosecuting attorneys, Washington association of criminal defense lawyers, Washington public defenders' association, and Washington association of county clerks, to develop a mandatory sentencing elements worksheet that will be used to identify and record the elements of a court's order that are required by the department to calculate an offender's confinement term and community custody term when ordered.
by House Committee on Commerce & Gaming (originally sponsored by Representatives Sawyer and Condotta)
Establishing an endorsement to the marijuana retailer's license to authorize marijuana delivery services.
Creates a marijuana delivery endorsement to a marijuana retailer's license that authorizes the holder to deliver marijuana products to a person who is at least twenty-one years old at a private residence, hotel, motel, boarding house, resort, hostel, trailer camp, or similar lodging business.Addresses marijuana agreements between the governor and federally recognized Indian tribes with regard to delivery sales to consumers by tribes, tribal enterprises, or tribal member-owned businesses that are retailers of marijuana.
by House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards (originally sponsored by Representatives Haler, Riccelli, Sells, Gregerson, Ormsby, Doglio, and Pollet)
Creating the presumption of occupational disease for certain employees at the United States department of energy Hanford site.
States that there exists a prima facie presumption, with regard to United States department of energy Hanford site workers who are covered under the state industrial insurance act, that the following are occupational diseases: Respiratory disease; heart problems, experienced within seventy-two hours of exposure to fumes, toxic substances, or chemicals at the site; cancer; acute and chronic beryillium disease; and neurological disease.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Dye, Goodman, Dent, Koster, Griffey, Blake, Springer, Orwall, Kretz, Tharinger, and Tarleton)
Concerning the establishment of a premobilization assistance program to assist local fire suppression entities on the initial attack of a wildland fire.
Requires the state fire marshal to establish and manage a premobilization assistance program designed to provide financial assistance to local fire suppression entities for the cost of flying or contracting for aircraft, before involvement of the department of natural resources or mobilization, on the initial attack of wildland fires or with the goal of preventing wildland fires from escalating to a level where state fire mobilization is necessary or warranted.
by House Committee on Environment (originally sponsored by Representatives Peterson, Lovick, Kagi, Ortiz-Self, Tarleton, Robinson, Stanford, Ormsby, and Doglio)
Concerning electronic product recycling.
Addresses a system for the collection, transportation, and recycling of covered electronic products.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Santos, Tarleton, Fey, Doglio, Pollet, and Ortiz-Self)
Concerning expanding the current and future educator workforce supply through evidence-based strategies to improve and incentivize the recruitment and retention of highly effective educators, especially in high-need subject, grade-level, and geographic areas, and to establish a cohesive continuum of high quality professional learning from preparation programs to job embedded induction, mentoring, collaboration, and other professional development opportunities.
Addresses educator recruitment, retention, and certification, evaluation of educator effectiveness, and assistance and incentives for educators.
by House Committee on State Govt, Elections & IT (originally sponsored by Representatives Dolan, Jinkins, Doglio, and Ortiz-Self; by request of Public Disclosure Commission)
Concerning campaign finance reporting.
Revises the fair campaign practices act with regard to campaign finance reporting.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Pollet, Frame, Springer, Orwall, Fitzgibbon, Ryu, Bergquist, Stanford, Tarleton, Goodman, Kilduff, Farrell, Fey, Haler, Slatter, and Santos)
Establishing the Washington promise program.
Creates the Washington promise program to help make the first two years of college affordable and accessible by offering a tuition waiver for eligible students enrolled in associate degree or certificate programs offered by community and technical colleges.Requires the office of student financial assistance to administer the program for resident students seeking an associate's degree or certificate from a community or technical college.Requires the state board for community and technical colleges to develop a plan to provide program students who are enrolled at a community or technical college with a quarter-long student success course, during or before their first enrollment period, that teaches essential skills for college success.Requires the student achievement council, in collaboration with the state board for community and technical colleges, to conduct a study on the effectiveness of the program.Requires the caseload forecast council to estimate the anticipated caseload of the program and include the information in the official state caseload forecast.Revises the definition of "caseload," for purposes of the caseload forecast council, to include the number of students who are eligible for the program and are expected to attend a community or technical college.
by House Committee on Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Harris, Santos, and Pollet)
Concerning the responsibilities of the superintendent of public instruction and the state board of education.
Addresses the superintendent of public instruction's and the state board of education's responsibilities with regard to the following: Accountability; assessments and high school graduation requirements; basic education requirements; private schools; educational service district boundaries; waivers for effective education programs and innovation schools; state board governance; and students with medical conditions.Transfers certain duties of the state board of education to the superintendent of public instruction.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Pettigrew, Appleton, Peterson, Stanford, and Pollet)
Creating an office of the corrections ombuds.
Creates the office of the corrections ombuds to: (1) Work for improved conditions and programs for inmates;(2) Support fair treatment of inmates; and(3) Support changes that facilitate the successful reentry of inmates into the community and promote high standards of justice throughout the state correctional system.Requires the governor to: (1) Convene an ombuds advisory council with several purposes in support of the ombuds function; and(2) Designate, by a competitive bidding process, the nonprofit organization that will contract to operate the office of the corrections ombuds.
by House Committee on Commerce & Gaming (originally sponsored by Representatives Holy, Ormsby, Volz, and Condotta)
Authorizing the masking of odors by regulated marijuana facilities.
Requires rules adopted by the department of ecology to authorize the concealment or masking of odors from the premises of a licensed marijuana producer or processor.
by House Committee on Business & Financial Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Stanford, Vick, Kirby, and Ormsby)
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 either life insurance or annuity products, or both.
by House Committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (originally sponsored by Representatives Pettigrew, Macri, and Santos)
Concerning the rehabilitation of historic buildings.
Creates the historic building rehabilitation financing pilot program in the department of commerce.Requires the department to: (1) Choose a municipality within which to implement the pilot program;(2) Issue a competitive request for qualifications and quotations;(3) Select a certified nonprofit community development financial institution to implement the pilot program within the selected municipality; and(4) Along with the selected financial institution, consult with the department of archaeology and historic preservation to determine which proposed projects involve historically significant buildings and whether the rehabilitation plans for those buildings are consistent with the United States department of the interior's standards for rehabilitation.Creates the historic building rehabilitation revolving loan fund.Makes an appropriation.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored 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 five hundred dollars per academic year to be divided equally among academic terms.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Klippert, Pettigrew, Hayes, Griffey, Chapman, and Jinkins)
Requiring the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan to improve offender programs.
Requires the department of corrections to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for cognitive behavioral change programs and reentry specific programs which must prioritize funding for and implementation of programs that: (1) Follow the risk needs responsivity model;(2) Focus on higher risk offenders, including violent and nonviolent offenders;(3) Are deemed evidence-based or research-based by the state institute for public policy or Washington State University, or are recognized in a nationally observed repository, including the national institute of justice, national institute of corrections, or the substance abuse and mental health services administration's national registry of evidence-based programs and practices; and(4) Have measurable outcomes including reducing recidivism and readmissions to correctional institutions below current levels.
by House Committee on Higher Education (originally sponsored by Representatives Frame, Haler, Ryu, Pollet, Stambaugh, Kagi, Kilduff, Tarleton, Fitzgibbon, Jinkins, Bergquist, and McDonald)
Reauthorizing the work group concerned with removing obstacles for higher education students with disabilities.
Extends the expiration to August 1, 2018, for the work group convened by the council of presidents to explore ways to improve the process for students with disabilities when they are transferring between institutions of higher education.Requires the work group to continue: (1) Developing a plan that focuses on removing obstacles for students with disabilities; and(2) Addressing changing methods of delivering course content, availability of course materials in an accessible manner, and the supplemental course material provided by third parties.
by Representatives Frame, Tarleton, and Santos
Establishing a mitigation fund for businesses affected by certain pipeline accidents.
Creates the pipeline accident mitigation account.Authorizes the utilities and transportation commission to, at the direction of the governor, transfer up to five hundred thousand dollars in money collected from penalties assessed under chapter 81.88 RCW (gas and hazardous liquid pipelines) from the pipeline safety account to the pipeline accident mitigation account.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Fain, Rolfes, Rivers, Pedersen, Ranker, Mullet, Billig, Becker, Braun, King, Darneille, Chase, Carlyle, and Palumbo)
Concerning freedom of expression rights of students at public schools and institutions of higher education.
States that students at institutions of higher education have the right to exercise freedom of speech and freedom of the press in school-sponsored media.Places responsibility on student editors of school-sponsored media, at public schools and institutions of higher education, for determining the news, opinion, feature, and advertising content of the media subject to certain limitations.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Frockt, McCoy, Pedersen, Hasegawa, Darneille, Chase, Hunt, and Wellman)
Concerning recommendations from the joint legislative task force on the use of deadly force in community policing.
Responds to the recommendations considered by the joint legislative task force on the use of deadly force in community policing on the following subject matter: The state deadly force statute; training and community outreach; law enforcement accountability to its community; data collection; behavioral health; less lethal weapons; and funding and oversight.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by Senate Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Senators Palumbo, Fain, and Wilson)
Preventing breed-based dog regulations.
Prohibits a city or county, unless certain conditions are met, from: (1) Prohibiting the possession of a dog based upon its breed;(2) Imposing requirements specific to possession of a dog based upon its breed; or(3) Declaring a dog dangerous or potentially dangerous based upon its breed.
by Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor & Sports (originally sponsored by Senator Ericksen)
Concerning snack bar licenses.
Authorizes a snack bar licensee to sell, at retail, wine by the glass.Requires the wine and beer to be consumed in a designated seating area where an instructor leads group activities.Authorizes a license to be issued to a business whose main purpose is to provide instruction to their customers and where customers participate in art activities such as painting, pottery, or sculpting.
by Senate Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Senators Miloscia, O'Ban, and Becker)
Concerning safe injection sites in Washington state.
Declares that the state fully occupies and preempts the entire field of safe injection site regulation within the boundaries of the state, including the registration, licensing, possession, purchase, sale, acquisition, transfer, use, authorization, or any other element relating to safe injection sites.Provides for submission of this act to a vote of the people.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Zeiger, Fain, Mullet, Rolfes, Chase, Kuderer, and Hunt)
Creating the Washington academic, innovation, and mentoring (AIM) program.
Creates the Washington academic, innovation, and mentoring program to enable eligible neighborhood youth development entities to provide out-of-school time programs for youth six to eighteen years of age.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Rivers, Cleveland, Darneille, Fain, and Keiser; by request of Governor Inslee)
Changing the designation of the state behavioral health authority from the department of social and health services to the health care authority and transferring the related powers, functions, and duties to the health care authority and the department of health.
Transfers the powers, duties, and functions of the department of social and health services pertaining to the behavioral health system and purchasing function of the behavioral health administration, except for oversight and management of state-run mental health institutions and licensing and certification activities, to the state health care authority to the extent necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.Transfers the powers, duties, and functions of the department of social and health services pertaining to licensing and certification of behavioral health provider agencies and facilities, except for state-run mental health institutions, to the department of health to the extent necessary to carry out the purposes of this act.Requires the state health care authority to establish a work group to assure that the transition of the state behavioral health authority does not affect the integration of behavioral health services.
by Senate Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Senators Becker, Rivers, Brown, Miloscia, O'Ban, Zeiger, and Angel)
Addressing state audit findings of noncompliance with state law.
Requires a state agency, within thirty days of receipt of an audit containing findings of noncompliance with state law, to submit a response and a plan for remediation to the office of financial management. Requires the office of financial management, within sixty days of receipt of the audit, to submit the state agency's response and a plan for remediation to the governor, the state auditor, the joint legislative audit and review committee, and the relevant fiscal and policy committees of the senate and house of representatives.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Liias, Zeiger, Billig, Hunt, and Frockt)
Concerning digital citizenship, media literacy, and internet safety in schools.
Requires the Washington state school directors' association to: (1) Review and revise its model policy and procedures on electronic resources and internet safety to better support digital citizenship, media literacy, and internet safety in schools; and(2) Develop a checklist of items for school districts to consider when updating their policy and procedures.Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to: (1) Survey teacher-librarians, principals, and technology directors to understand how they are currently integrating digital citizenship and media literacy education in their curriculum; and(2) Create a web-based location with links to recommended successful practices and resources to support digital citizenship, media literacy, and internet safety.
by Senate Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Senators Miloscia, Zeiger, and Pearson)
Concerning statewide cybersecurity performance.
Requires the consolidated technology services agency to: (1) Mutually develop procedures with the legislature, including enforceable nondisclosure agreements, for providing information about the state's cybersecurity infrastructure, performance, and posture with members of the state legislature to enable them to effectively perform their constitutional duties;(2) Provide excellence assessments of the agency's operations every two years; and(3) Transmit completed excellence assessments and feedback reports to pertinent legislative committees and the office of the governor.Requires the office of the state chief information officer to include the following in its state strategic information technology plan: One-year and five-year projections for the use of information technology and electronic access to government records, information, and services.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Rivers, Cleveland, Bailey, Rolfes, Brown, Frockt, Keiser, and Carlyle)
Concerning the reimbursement rate primary care providers receive to participate in medicaid.
Requires a medicaid payment for primary care services furnished by a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a naturopathic physician, a physician with a primary specialty designation of family medicine, general internal medicine, or pediatric medicine or provided by subspecialists within these primary specialties, on a fee-for-service basis as well as through managed health care systems, to be at a rate not less than one hundred percent of the payment rate that applies to those services and providers under medicare.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Zeiger, Rolfes, Chase, Keiser, Hunt, Saldaña, and Wellman; by request of Superintendent of Public Instruction)
Allowing retired teachers and retired principals to be employed as mentors.
Expands postretirement options for educators to allow retired teachers or retired principals to be employed as: (1) A substitute teacher in an instructional capacity;(2) A mentor to teachers; or(3) An adviser to students in teacher preparation programs.
by Senate Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Senators Honeyford, Zeiger, Schoesler, Wilson, Angel, and Hobbs)
Concerning the state building code council.
Allows substantial amendments to the codes to be adopted no more frequently than every six years after the adoption and implementation of the 2016 codes referenced in RCW 19.27.031.Authorizes the state building code council to enact emergency statewide amendments to the state building codes if an amendment is needed: (1) To address a critical life and safety need;(2) To address a specific new or amended statute;(3) For consistency with state or federal regulations; or(4) To correct errors or omissions.Requires the department of enterprise services, with the advice and input from the members of the state building code council, to employ permanent and temporary staff and contract for services for the state building code council.Changes the composition of the state building code council.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Walsh, Darneille, Rivers, Braun, and Keiser)
Creating an oral health pilot program for adults with diabetes and pregnant women.
Requires the state health care authority to begin a three-year pilot program with the Washington dental service foundation to test enhanced dental benefits for medicaid apple health adults with diabetes and pregnant women.Expires June 30, 2022.
by Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor & Sports (originally sponsored by Senator Warnick)
Concerning employment laws regarding transportation contractors, including the definition of "truck."
Exempts the following from the definition of "worker" for purposes of the state industrial insurance act: A person operating a truck, as "truck" is defined in RCW 46.04.653, which he or she owns, and which is leased to a motor carrier or for which he or she provides services as a licensed motor carrier to a freight broker.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senator Pearson)
Concerning sex offender registry information.
Requires local law enforcement agencies to share sex offender registry information, for offenders classified as risk level I, with an individual who requests the information.Authorizes a person to petition the superior court to be relieved of the duty to register if the person: (1) Is required to register for a conviction in this state;(2) Is classified as a risk level I; and(3) Is not prohibited from petitioning for relief from registration.Requires the person to have spent five consecutive years in the community without being convicted of a disqualifying offense during that time period.
by Senate Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Senator Fortunato)
Limiting the enforcement of administrative rules and policies.
Prohibits a rule or policy of a state agency from being enforced unless and until the rule or policy has been: (1) Adopted pursuant to the administrative procedure act;(2) Codified in the Washington Administrative Code; and(3) Ratified by act of the legislature or adopted by an agency that has successfully completed an excellence assessment by an independent examiner.
by Senate Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Senator Honeyford)
Concerning withdrawal of candidacy.
Changes the time frame in which a candidate may withdraw his or her declaration of candidacy.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Conway, Becker, and Zeiger)
Concerning the siting of schools and school facilities.
Authorizes a county to designate public school projects as an essential public facility within its jurisdiction and allows school projects to be sited outside the urban growth area based on certain criteria.Requires a county that is required or chooses to plan under the growth management act, to: (1) As an alternative to designating school projects as an essential public facility, establish, in consultation with affected school districts and affected cities, a process for approving school projects outside of the urban growth area based on certain criteria; and(2) Amend its process for siting schools outside the urban growth area.
by Senate Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Senators Miloscia and Rivers)
Concerning the hosting of the homeless by religious organizations.
Places restrictions and requirements on certain local governments, and religious organizations who host the homeless on property owned or controlled by the organization.
by Senate Committee on Energy, Environment & Telecommunications (originally sponsored by Senators Warnick, Wellman, Sheldon, Rivers, Wilson, Cleveland, Walsh, Takko, and Rolfes)
Concerning the authority of port districts to provide telecommunications services.
Authorizes a port district, within a county that has at least one border along the southern, eastern, or northern border of the state, to: (1) Construct, purchase, acquire, develop, finance, lease, license, handle, provide, add to, contract for, interconnect, alter, improve, repair, operate, and maintain telecommunications facilities within or without the district's limits; and(2) Select a telecommunications company to operate its telecommunications facilities.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Wellman, Fain, Warnick, Walsh, Zeiger, Keiser, Carlyle, Pedersen, Conway, Chase, and Kuderer)
Concerning student participation in breakfast after the beginning of the school day.
Requires the period of time designated for student participation in breakfast after the beginning of the school day to be considered instructional hours if all students in the school are provided the opportunity to engage in educational activity planned by and under the direction of school district staff concurrently with the consumption of breakfast.
by Senate Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Senators Hasegawa and Chase)
Concerning the mitigation of public facilities in certain cities.
Requires certain cities, that permit, construct, or operate a public facility in a neighborhood with a high poverty level and a high rate of ethnic diversity, to: (1) Assume the responsibility for the negative impacts that facility has had or might have on the surrounding neighborhood;(2) Consider the potential or actual disparate racial, social, and economic impacts of the public facility on residents nearby; and(3) Develop a mitigation plan, which keeps the residents of the impacted neighborhood whole for the costs of the mitigation strategy.
by Senate Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Senators Liias, Miloscia, and Kuderer; by request of Joint Legislative Systems Committee)
Concerning legislative technology.
Changes the following terms in chapter 44.68 RCW: (1) The joint legislative systems administrative committee to the joint legislative technology administrative committee;(2) The legislative service center to the office of legislative technology solutions;(3) The legislative systems coordinator to the legislative technology director; and(4) The joint legislative systems committee to the joint legislative technology committee.
by Senate Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Senators Kuderer and Keiser)
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 Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Senators Warnick and Chase; by request of Department of Agriculture)
Concerning livestock inspection.
Requires a licensee, when a livestock inspection is required, to collect from the consignor and pay to the state department of agriculture a per head inspection fee for each animal inspected or a time and mileage fee, whichever is greater.Increases fees for the following: (1) Inspection of cattle at a processing plant where the United States department of agriculture maintains a meat inspection program;(2) Issuance of an inspection certificate by the director of the state department of agriculture; and(3) The time and mileage fee.Requires the state department of agriculture to submit a report to the legislative committees having oversight over agriculture and to the livestock identification advisory board.
by Senate Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Senator Short)
Simplifying the population growth criteria for planning required by the growth management act.
Revises the growth management act to simplify the population growth criteria for planning required by the act.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Rivers, Rolfes, Keiser, Frockt, and Wellman)
Increasing college and career readiness and graduation rates in public schools.
Creates the high school graduation and college and career readiness account.Requires the legislature, at each regular session in an odd-numbered year, to appropriate from the account amounts equaling not less than four hundred dollars per full-time equivalent student enrolled in a public middle school and high school per school year, for state support of the requirements of this act during the ensuing biennium.Requires the amounts distributed to school districts to be used to establish or expand: (1) Career and technical education programs in middle schools, high schools, or skill centers;(2) College-level courses in high schools;(3) Drop-out prevention strategies in middle schools and high schools; and(4) Courses, counseling, and coaching in middle school and high school to provide early exposure for students to employment opportunities and requirements and options for postsecondary education.Requires the joint legislative audit and review committee to review and report on the performance of school districts receiving certain funds under this act.Requires the state auditor to conduct financial and program audits of the uses and effectiveness of certain appropriated funds under this act.
by Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Senators McCoy, Hunt, and Hasegawa)
Establishing a joint legislative task force on certain fish and shellfish enforcement issues.
Creates the joint legislative task force on fish and shellfish enforcement issues to review issues relating to fish and shellfish enforcement, recordkeeping, and public records.Requires the department of fish and wildlife to cooperate with the task force and provide information as the task force may request.Expires June 30, 2018.
by Senate Committee on Commerce, Labor & Sports (originally sponsored by Senators Fortunato and Baumgartner)
Concerning special occasion and banquet provisions for charitable or nonprofit organizations.
Imposes a fee of ten dollars per day for a special occasion and banquet permit to be issued to a nonprofit society or organization to sell and provide spirits, beer, and wine at no charge by individual servings at a specified event such as a picnic, a special occasion, or a banquet.
by Senate Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Senators Short, Sheldon, Angel, and Wilson)
Concerning the economic development element of the growth management act.
Establishes the economic revitalization act.Provides common sense direction for the application of the growth management act by reaffirming that local governments have broad authority to make decisions that will provide family-wage jobs and increase opportunities for hard-working taxpayers in communities with deteriorating economies.
by Senate Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Senators Braun, O'Ban, Brown, King, Short, Fortunato, Sheldon, Warnick, Angel, Becker, Schoesler, Zeiger, and Wilson)
Changing rule-making requirements to require a yearly expiration.
Requires a rule adopted or amended before November 1st of any year to expire on June 1st of the year following adoption unless the legislature acts to postpone the expiration, unless the agency adopting the rule has successfully completed an excellence assessment by an independent examiner.
by Senators Hobbs, Mullet, Takko, and Palumbo
Adopting retail sale nexus standards to require retail sales tax collection by remote sellers selling into Washington.
Adopts retail sale nexus standards to require retail sales tax collection by remote sellers selling into this state.
by Senators Hobbs, Mullet, Takko, and Palumbo
Adopting retail sale nexus standards to require sales tax collection by remote sellers in order to fund safety net programs.
Adopts retail sale nexus standards to require sales tax collection by remote sellers in order to fund safety net programs.
by Senator Chase
Concerning automatic voter registration.
Expands the voter registration process to increase opportunities for voter registration.Makes an appropriation from the general fund to the secretary of state for purposes of this act.
by Senator Fain
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.