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 Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Robinson, Johnson, Harris, McBride, Doglio, Wylie, Peterson, Cody, Stonier, Frame, Sawyer, Macri, Sells, Orwall, Jinkins, Senn, Tharinger, Stanford, Riccelli, Fitzgibbon, Ormsby, Gregerson, Hudgins, Ortiz-Self, Ryu, Farrell, Tarleton, Pollet, Clibborn, Fey, Kilduff, Reeves, Kagi, Chapman, Pellicciotti, Bergquist, Goodman, Lovick, and Slatter)
Addressing prescription drug cost transparency.
Requires the office of financial management to use a competitive procurement process to select a data organization to collect, verify, and summarize the prescription drug pricing data provided by issuers and manufacturers.Requires an issuer to submit certain prescription drug cost and utilization data to the data organization for the previous calendar year.Requires a covered manufacturer to report certain data for each covered drug to the data organization.Requires the data organization to compile the data submitted by issuers and manufacturers and: (1) Prepare an annual report for the public and the legislature summarizing the data; and(2) Provide the report to the office of financial management and the joint select committee on health care oversight.Requires the state health care authority to provide: (1) An update to the relevant committees of the legislature regarding its review of and efforts to implement value-based purchasing and return on investment pricing strategies for prescription drugs; and(2) Recommendations for legislation to improve transparency with respect to comparing prescription drug prices with value metrics.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Senn, Dent, Kagi, Lytton, Farrell, Pettigrew, Hudgins, Goodman, Frame, and Slatter)
Concerning working connections child care eligibility for vulnerable children.
Requires the department of early learning to establish and implement policies in the working connections child care program to allow eligibility for families with children who: (1) In the last six months have received child protective services, child welfare services, or services through a family assessment response;(2) Have been referred for child care as part of the family's case management; and(3) Are residing with a biological parent or guardian.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Lovick, Holy, Griffey, Hayes, Sells, Doglio, Stokesbary, Frame, Irwin, Fitzgibbon, Pike, Fey, Goodman, Pollet, and Stanford)
Allowing industrial insurance coverage for stress-caused mental disorders and disabilities of members of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system.
States that claims made by a member of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system, based on mental conditions or mental disabilities caused by stress, fall within the definition of "occupational disease."
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Klippert, Pettigrew, Chapman, Hayes, Muri, Hudgins, and Robinson; by request of Department of Corrections)
Issuing a two-year identicard for offenders released from prison facilities.
Requires the department of corrections, working in conjunction with the department of licensing, to create and implement an identicard program to provide released offenders within the state a two-year state-issued identicard.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Stanford, Ormsby, and Lovick; by request of Select Committee on Pension Policy)
Defining salary for purposes of the Washington state patrol retirement system.
Revises the definition for "salary" for purposes of the Washington state patrol retirement system.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Slatter, Hargrove, Dolan, Stonier, Senn, Ortiz-Self, Jinkins, Tarleton, Pollet, and Santos)
Concerning educator preparation data for use by the professional educator standards board.
Requires state-approved educator preparation programs to collect and provide data as required for approval by the professional educator standards board to the education data center.Requires the education data center and the state-approved educator preparation programs to enter data-sharing agreements to facilitate the transfer of data required by the professional educator standards board.Requires the education data center to hold, analyze, and make the data on the preparation of educators available for research and monitoring by the professional educator standards board, state-approved educator preparation programs, and other researchers with appropriate data-sharing agreements.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by House Committee on Appropriations (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, racial disproportionality, and youth rehabilitation.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Taylor, McCaslin, Volz, Young, and Shea)
Concerning the withdrawal of land from a designated classification.
Addresses the notice requirements of a property owner regarding the withdrawal of land from a designated classification.
by House Committee on Capital Budget (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, including plumbing, fixtures, and playground equipment, 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 Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Hudgins, Koster, Appleton, Doglio, Kraft, and Ormsby; by request of Office of the Chief Information Officer)
Providing oversight of the state procurement and contracting for information technology goods and services.
Requires the department of enterprise services to consult with the office of the state chief information officer when it makes information technology goods and services available to ensure consistency with standards and policies to govern information technology as established by the office.Requires the following to be coordinated with and/or approved by the office: (1) Cooperative purchasing for information technology goods and services; and(2) The delegation of authority to an agency for the purchase of information technology goods and services.Authorizes the office to change or withdraw the delegated authority for the purchase of information technology goods and services.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Jinkins, Pettigrew, Frame, Stambaugh, Ortiz-Self, Fitzgibbon, Macri, Ormsby, and Gregerson)
Concerning sentencing laws and practices.
Requires the sentencing guidelines commission to contract for the services of an external consultant to evaluate the state's sentencing laws and practices.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Kagi and Ormsby; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)
Establishing a fee for certification for the residential services and supports program to cover investigative costs.
Addresses the state's system to support persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities and the supported living program of the residential services and supports program.Requires a certified provider, after initial certification, to pay an annual certification fee.Requires the department of social and health services to: (1) Use additional investigative resources to address a significant growth in the residential services and supports program complaint workload;(2) Use the resources to intervene for clients in a timelier manner when there is possible abuse or neglect; and(3) Cease collection of the certification fee if the director of the centers for medicare and medicaid services determines that federal funds cannot be appropriated to match state expenditures under this act.Prohibits the certification fee, established in the omnibus appropriations act, from exceeding the department's costs for investigation of complaints about provider practice and individuals alleged to have abused, neglected, abandoned, or exploited clients.Prohibits a fee from being required of government-operated programs, the portion of certified residential services and supports clients for whom the program pays licensing fees, or court-appointed receivers.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Senn, Dent, Kilduff, Muri, Sawyer, Klippert, Ortiz-Self, Kagi, Goodman, Ormsby, and Fey; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)
Extending the timeline for completing a family assessment response, allowing the department of social and health services to complete a family assessment response upon the verbal agreement of a parent to participate, and defining disqualifying crimes.
Authorizes the department of social and health services to complete a family assessment response upon the verbal agreement of a parent to participate.Extends the timeline for completing a family assessment response.Addresses a criminal offense that is within the categories of disqualifying crimes described in the adoption and safe families act of 1997.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representative Schmick)
Concerning the crossing of certain public roadways by wheeled all-terrain vehicles.
Authorizes a person operating a wheeled all-terrain vehicle to cross public roadways if certain conditions are met.Authorizes a county, city, or town to, under certain circumstances, prohibit a person operating a wheeled all-terrain vehicle from crossing a public roadway at specific intersections or along the entirety of the route within the jurisdiction.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Fey, Jinkins, and Sawyer)
Concerning population-based representation on the governing body of public transportation benefit areas.
Requires members of the governing body of a public transportation benefit area to be selected to assure proportional representation, based on population, of each of the component cities and the unincorporated areas of the county located within the public transportation benefit area, to the extent possible.Authorizes multiple cities, if necessary to assure proportional representation, to be represented by a single elected official from one of the cities.Prohibits a majority of the governing board from being selected to represent a single component city.
by Representatives Shea, McCaslin, Taylor, Condotta, Hargrove, Kirby, Sells, Griffey, and Pike
Implementing year-round Pacific Standard Time.
Repeals daylight saving time.Requires the time in this state to be Pacific Standard Time throughout the calendar year.
by Representative Tharinger
Relating to the capital budget.
Introduced by title and introductory section only, relating to the capital budget.
by Representative Tharinger
Relating to state general obligation bonds and related accounts.
Introduced by title and introductory section only, relating to state general obligation bonds and related accounts.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Keiser, Baumgartner, and Conway; by request of Department of Labor & Industries)
Concerning class B elevator work permits.
Authorizes the department of labor and industries to issue class B elevator work permits for the performance of class B elevator work without the requirement of a witness inspection of the equipment before it is placed into operation.Requires the department of labor and industries to review, identify, and rescind policies, bulletins, administrative rules, state laws, and other applicable authorities inconsistent with RCW 70.87.010(6) which is a definition for "class B elevator work" created in section 1(6) of this act.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators King, Takko, Pearson, and Pedersen; by request of Parks and Recreation Commission)
Concerning the distribution of monetary penalties to local courts and state agencies paid for failure to comply with discover pass requirements.
Requires a county treasurer, for counties with a population of less than one hundred thousand, to remit to the state treasurer, seventy-five percent of the money received from penalties with regard to the display of a discover pass, vehicle access pass, or day-use permit. In all other counties, the treasurer shall remit all money received.Prohibits an eligible county from retaining any money received in the year following a year in which the rate of discover pass infractions dismissed in that county exceeds twelve percent.Requires the balance of noninterest money received by a county treasurer to be: (1) Deposited in the county current expense fund; and(2) Used to support court-related functions.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Warnick and Takko)
Concerning notice sent by and certain release of information affecting registered tow truck operators.
Modifies mailing requirements of tow truck operators when sending certain notifications to legal and registered vehicle owners.Prohibits an abstract driving record furnished to an insurance company from containing information related to actions by registered tow truck operators in the performance of their occupational duties while at the scene of a roadside impound or recovery as long as they are not issued a citation.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Walsh, Kuderer, Sheldon, Takko, Miloscia, Zeiger, Honeyford, Nelson, and Palumbo)
Creating Imagine special license plates.
Creates "Imagine" special license plates to provide funds to Feeding Washington for programs to help end hunger in Washington.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Cleveland, Billig, Rivers, Conway, Keiser, Saldaña, Hasegawa, Frockt, and Kuderer)
Concerning elder justice centers.
Requires the department of social and health services to establish elder justice center demonstration programs to be operated in counties with a population of between four and five hundred thousand.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Ranker, Fain, Billig, Sheldon, Hunt, Palumbo, Zeiger, Hobbs, Rolfes, Pearson, Rivers, Carlyle, Saldaña, Walsh, Liias, Conway, Kuderer, and Hasegawa)
Establishing a pilot project to license outdoor early learning and child care programs.
Requires the department of early learning to: (1) Establish a pilot project to license outdoor, nature-based early learning and child care programs;(2) As part of the pilot project, explore options for developing a quality rating and improvement system for outdoor preschools; and(3) Select up to ten pilot locations during the first year of the pilot project.Authorizes the department to convene an advisory group of outdoor, nature-based early learning practitioners to inform and support implementation of the pilot project.Expires August 1, 2021.
by Senate Committee on State Government (originally sponsored by Senators Miloscia, Hunt, and Zeiger; by request of Secretary of State)
Concerning modification of precinct and district boundary lines.
Authorizes a county auditor to recommend an adjustment to the division of election precincts or precinct boundaries to the county legislative authority.Changes the timing in which a precinct boundary may be altered and when the redistricting commission submits a redistricting plan to the legislature.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators O'Ban and Conway)
Concerning ferry district authority.
Authorizes a ferry district to: (1) Construct, purchase, operate, and maintain any type of ferry; and(2) Incur general indebtedness, and issue general obligation bonds, to finance the construction, purchase, and preservation of any type of ferry.Authorizes the ad valorem taxes levied by the governing body of a ferry district to be used for providing shuttle services between the ferry terminal and passenger parking facilities, and other landside improvements directly related to the provision of any type of ferry service.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Wilson, Fortunato, and Zeiger)
Requiring protection for occupants of national guard facilities.
Requires the military department to provide adequate protection for occupants of national guard facilities.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Honeyford and Warnick)
Concerning local and community projects.
Requires the department of commerce to manage local and community projects that are funded through appropriations in the omnibus capital budget.Prohibits the department of commerce from: (1) Expending an appropriation for a local and community project unless certain conditions are met; and(2) Contracting for the expenditure of state bond proceeds appropriated for local and community projects later than three years from the original appropriation.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Honeyford and Frockt)
Concerning school construction assistance grants for small, rural school districts.
Creates the school construction assistance program.Addresses eligibility, prioritization, disbursement, and reporting requirements for program grants for small, rural school districts.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Wellman, Hobbs, and Saldaña; by request of Department of Commerce)
Concerning lead-based paint certification fees.
Decreases the fee for certification and recertification of lead paint firms, inspectors, project developers, risk assessors, supervisors, abatement workers, renovators, and dust sampling technicians.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senator Honeyford)
Concerning skill center facility maintenance.
Requires the host district of a skill center, for skill center cooperatives receiving state capital funding after July 1, 2017, to maintain a separate capital account, into which the participating school districts shall make annual deposits, to pay for future minor repair and maintenance costs for the skill center.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Becker, Braun, Brown, Bailey, Padden, Zeiger, King, Wilson, O'Ban, Rossi, Walsh, Hawkins, and Fain)
Addressing the administration of the public employees' benefits program.
Creates the office of public employee benefits and designates the office as the single state agent for purchasing health services for public employees.Transfers powers, duties, and functions of the state health care authority, pertaining to the public employees' benefits board, to the office of public employee benefits.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Hobbs, Rivers, Mullet, Takko, and Keiser)
Addressing public school employee benefits.
Provides public school employees with equitable access to quality and affordable health benefits through the state health care authority and ensures an orderly transition for the impacted districts, employees, and the state health care authority by providing a transition period of up to three years.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by Senators Rossi, Brown, Braun, Becker, Walsh, Schoesler, Honeyford, and Zeiger
Prohibiting the purchase of certain foods under food assistance programs.
Prohibits the purchase of sweetened beverages, desserts, and candy with supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.Requires the department of social and health services to seek the necessary exemptions and waivers from, and amendments to, federal statutes, rules, and regulations in order to authorize the state to enforce this prohibition.
by Senator Braun
Concerning eligibility for public assistance programs.
Addresses work activity and eligibility requirements for the WorkFirst temporary assistance for needy families program.Allows a person to receive aged, blind, or disabled assistance benefits for up to thirty-six months.Requires a person to demonstrate to the department of social and health services that a job search has been conducted before applying for assistance in the temporary assistance for needy families program.
by Senator Braun
Concerning the transfer of duties from the training partnership to the department of social and health services.
Transfers the training and peer mentoring duties in chapter 74.39A RCW (long-term care services options) from the training partnership to the department of social and health services.
by Senator Braun
Making expenditures from the budget stabilization account for public employer unfunded actuarially accrued liabilities.
Makes an appropriation from the budget stabilization account for expenditure into the public employees' retirement system plan 1 fund to reduce the unfunded actuarially accrued liability in that plan.Requires the pension funding council to adopt an annual supplemental employer rate that reflects the impact of the state's contribution toward the public employees' retirement system plan's underfunded actuarially accrued liability.Establishes a surcharge on employers, as defined in RCW 41.35.010, 41.37.010, or 41.40.010, to reimburse the state general fund for the value of the state's contribution toward the plan's underfunded actuarially accrued liability.Requires the department of retirement systems to bill each employer a surcharge every month.
by Senator Braun
Concerning eligibility for the working connections child care and early childhood education and assistance programs.
Discontinues assistance from the working connections child care subsidy, after a minimum of three months, if there is a change in the ongoing status of the child's parent as working or attending a job training or education program that is not temporary.Requires an applicant or a recipient, as a condition of receiving a child care subsidy or a working connections child care subsidy, to seek child support enforcement services from the department of social and health services, division of child support, unless the department finds that the applicant or recipient has good cause not to cooperate.Revises the definition of "eligible child," for purposes of state-supported education and special assistance programs recognized by the department of early learning, to allow a three year old to be eligible if funding is provided in the omnibus appropriations act for this specific purpose.
by Senators Braun and Wilson
Addressing enrollments in postsecondary certification and degree programs with an emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Increases resident undergraduate student enrollments at the institutions of higher education with a particular emphasis on students seeking certification and degree programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
by Senators Darneille, Ranker, Rolfes, Nelson, Frockt, Saldaña, Hasegawa, Wellman, Carlyle, Conway, Pedersen, Keiser, Cleveland, Chase, Takko, and Liias
Concerning the provision of funding and services to address homelessness.
Establishes the housing for all act of 2017.Declares an intent to work in concert with other governments and organizations to provide support and funds to increase services to the state's homeless.Increases the local homeless housing and assistance surcharge from ten dollars to ninety dollars. Requires a family who is receiving temporary assistance for needy families and qualifies for certain other services to receive priority for: (1) Funding provided from the home security fund account and the affordable for all account; and(2) Receiving assistance through the transitional housing operating and rent program.Requires the state board for community and technical colleges to establish a pilot program to encourage college districts to plan for the unique needs and challenges of students experiencing homelessness.Authorizes a county legislative authority to impose a sales and use tax.Requires a certain portion of money collected from the tax to be used for the purpose of: (1) Providing for the operation or delivery of chemical dependency or mental health treatment programs and services and the operation or delivery of therapeutic court programs and services for individuals experiencing homelessness;(2) Supplanting existing funding for the purposes in (1) above; and(3) Supporting the cost of a judicial officer and support staff of a therapeutic court.Requires behavioral health organizations to develop innovative strategies to serve the homeless including: (1) Treatment on demand;(2) Engaging in outreach programs to encourage homeless people to receive services; and(3) Developing a process to link a homeless person with housing.