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 Representatives Fey and Muri
Concerning registration of land titles.
Repeals chapter 65.12 RCW (registration of land titles) and creates new language regarding the withdrawal of real property from the registry system in accordance with chapter 65.12 RCW.
by Representatives Bergquist, Muri, Stanford, and Gregerson
Increasing the dependability and program demand of the guaranteed education tuition and Washington college savings programs.
Revises provisions of the guaranteed education tuition and Washington college savings programs to increase the dependability and demand of the programs.
by Representatives Pollet, Dolan, and Kloba
Concerning taxation of transportation network companies.
Requires each prearranged ride provided by a transportation network company driver to a transportation network company rider to be assessed a ten cent per trip surcharge to offset costs associated with: (1) Improving transportation options for individuals with disabilities; and(2) Providing transportation to students experiencing homelessness.Authorizes any municipality or county to operate a wheelchair-accessible transportation program.Includes in the definition of "sale at retail" or "retail sale," for purposes of business and occupation taxes, the amount charged for or sale of labor and services, however labeled, received by a transportation network company driver for providing a prearranged ride to a transportation network company rider.
by Representatives MacEwen and Taylor
Prohibiting state health care plans from covering individuals for repeated treatment for hepatitis C infection.
Prohibits the public employees' benefits board from designing, and the administrator of the board from providing, a health plan through a contract with insuring entities that provides individuals with coverage for more than a single infection of hepatitis C during the individual's lifetime.
by Representatives Sullivan and Kretz
Returning bills to their house of origin.
Returns bills to their house of origin.
by Representatives Sullivan and Kretz
Adjourning SINE DIE.
Adjourns SINE DIE.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Honeyford, Hobbs, Bailey, Becker, Miloscia, Angel, Brown, Sheldon, Rivers, Warnick, and Rossi)
Creating a community aviation revitalization board.
Creates the community aviation revitalization board and authorizes the board to: (1) Make direct loans to political subdivisions of the state and privately owned airports for the purpose of improvements at public use airports that primarily support general aviation activities; and(2) Provide loans to privately owned airports for the purpose of airport improvements if certain conditions are met.Requires the department of transportation to provide management services, including fiscal and contract services, to assist the board in implementing this act.Creates the public use general aviation airport loan revolving account.
by Senators Honeyford, Keiser, and Hunt
Authorizing theaters with more than four screens to obtain a license to sell beer and wine.
Authorizes theaters with more than four screens to obtain a theater license to sell beer, including strong beer, and/or wine at retail for consumption on theater premises.
by Senators Keiser and Hunt
Concerning liquor licenses.
Authorizes theaters with more than four screens to obtain a theater license to sell beer, including strong beer, and/or wine at retail for consumption on theater premises.Allows a grocery store licensee to be issued an endorsement to offer beer and wine tasting if the licensee derives at least fifty percent of its revenue from the sale of any combination of fresh meat, fresh poultry, seafood, or cheese.Authorizes the state liquor and cannabis board to issue a caterer's endorsement to a beer and wine retailer's license (designated as a tavern license) to allow the licensee to remove from the liquor stocks at the licensed premises, only 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 Senators Rivers, Palumbo, and Hasegawa
Making financial services available to marijuana producers, processors, retailers, qualifying patients, health care professionals, and designated providers as authorized under chapters 69.50 and 69.51A RCW.
Authorizes a financial institution to receive deposits, extend credit, conduct funds transfers, and provide other financial services for marijuana producers, processors, and retailers, qualifying patients, health care professionals, and designated providers.
by Senator Rossi
Concerning investing in Washington families by improving the fairness of the state's excise tax system by narrowing or eliminating tax preferences, imposing a business and occupation tax surcharge while eliminating tax liability for small businesses, enacting an excise tax on capital gains, modifying the real estate excise tax, making administrative changes, and implementing marketplace fairness in Washington.
Addresses the state's tax system with regard to: (1) Capital gains taxes;(2) Business and occupation tax rate change and deduction;(3) Eliminating the sales and use tax exemption for bottled water;(4) Repealing the preferential business and occupation tax rate for warehousing and reselling prescription drugs;(5) Narrowing a use tax exemption for self-produced fuel;(6) Eliminating the preferential business and occupation tax rate for international investment management services;(7) Nonresident sales tax exemption remittances;(8) Graduated real estate excise tax rates;(9) Real estate excise tax on foreclosures;(10) Requiring local governments that issue building permits to supply subcontractor information to the department of revenue;(11) Sales and use tax collection regarding remote sellers, referrers, and marketplace facilitators;(12) The expansion of individual liability for an entity's unpaid tax obligations;(13) Reducing interest on tax refunds; and(14) Transfers to the education legacy trust account.
by Senator Palumbo
Establishing a carbon pollution tax.
Establishes the carbon reduction and environmental resiliency act.Imposes a carbon pollution tax on the sale or use of fossil fuels, including fossil fuels used in generating electricity.Requires the department of social and health services to establish and administer a low-income carbon pollution mitigation tax grant for residents to assist in the equitable transition to lower carbon emission energy sources.Requires the joint legislative audit and review committee, in consultation with the department of revenue, the department of commerce, and the department of ecology, to conduct a review of the carbon pollution tax.Creates the carbon reduction and environmental resiliency account, the water infrastructure account, the forest resilience and fire suppression account, the carbon reduction investment fund account, and the carbon reduction solutions account.
by Senator Palumbo
Concerning public agency acquisition of electric and alternative fuel vehicles.
Requires all state agencies and local government subdivisions of the state, to the extent determined practicable by rules adopted by the department of commerce, to satisfy the following for the percentage of their fuel use for operating publicly owned vessels, vehicles, and construction equipment from electricity or biofuel: (1) Fifty percent by June 1, 2020;(2) Seventy-five percent by June 1, 2023; and(3) One hundred percent by June 1, 2025.Requires the state agencies and local governments to submit a report to the department of commerce documenting its progress in meeting the fuel use goals.Requires school districts and educational service districts to be reimbursed for any additional costs to replace a diesel or gasoline bus with a bus powered by an alternative fuel, where the replacement contributes toward the district's compliance with certain goals.Allows a grant of funds from the multimodal transportation account, the regional mobility grant program account, and the rural mobility grant program account to be made to a transit agency operating buses only when the agency has demonstrated substantial progress toward meeting the goals of replacing gasoline and diesel vehicle with alternative fuel vehicles.
by Senators Fortunato, Rossi, and Miloscia
Concerning new counties.
Establishes procedures for the formation of new counties or consolidation of existing counties and provides for an equitable apportionment of the debts, liabilities, and assets of the parent county or counties between the new county and the remaining portion or portions of each parent county.
by Senator Rivers
Concerning the acquisition of marijuana seeds for certain qualifying patients and designated providers.
Addresses the purchase of marijuana seeds from a licensed marijuana producer.
by Senator Padden
Concerning convicted persons.
Modifies the seriousness level of certain crimes.Addresses the following with regard to convicted persons: (1) Community custody;(2) Habitual property offenders; and(3) Identicards for persons released from the department of corrections.Establishes a pilot program for the supervision of offenders convicted of felonies relating to the theft or taking of a motor vehicle.
by Senators Liias, Pedersen, Fain, Rivers, Walsh, Ranker, Chase, Hasegawa, Darneille, Conway, Saldaña, Hunt, Billig, Nelson, Rolfes, McCoy, Palumbo, Cleveland, Wellman, Takko, Kuderer, Mullet, Frockt, Van De Wege, Hobbs, Keiser, and Carlyle
Concerning the victims of the persecution in Chechnya.
Addresses the victims of the persecution in Chechnya.
by Senator Fain
Specifying the status of bills, memorials, and resolutions for the 2017 regular and first special sessions of the Sixty-fifth Legislature.
Specifies the status of bills, memorials, and resolutions for the 2017 regular and first special sessions of the sixty-fifth legislature.