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 Technology & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Hansen, Taylor, Smith, Buys, Harmsworth, Graves, Maycumber, J. Walsh, Kraft, Haler, Condotta, Nealey, Bergquist, Steele, Van Werven, Stonier, Macri, Farrell, Cody, Slatter, Tarleton, Senn, Kagi, Pollet, Frame, Chapman, Dye, Hudgins, Stanford, Reeves, Dent, Hayes, Ryu, Peterson, Sells, Kloba, Santos, Johnson, Fitzgibbon, Holy, Ormsby, Caldier, Sawyer, Wylie, Hargrove, Kilduff, Blake, Orcutt, Gregerson, Young, Appleton, Shea, Koster, Morris, Tharinger, Irwin, Muri, Schmick, Volz, Goodman, Clibborn, McCaslin, Pellicciotti, Doglio, Jinkins, Dolan, Kirby, Sullivan, Lytton, Kretz, Riccelli, Rodne, McBride, McCabe, and Pettigrew)
Protecting the privacy and security of internet users.
Requires a broadband internet access service provider to: (1) Receive an opt-in approval from a customer before selling or transferring customer proprietary information or sending or displaying to a customer an advertisement selected to be sent or displayed based on the customer's proprietary information;(2) Solicit the approval at the point of sale;(3) Obtain new approval for any changes in the actions described in (1) above if those changes are inconsistent with the original terms and conditions; and(4) Provide access to a mechanism that allows a customer to grant, deny, or withdraw approval for the provider to take any of the actions described in (1) above.Authorizes the utilities and transportation commission to adopt rules consistent with the purposes of this act.Creates the consumer privacy and security account.
by Representative Hudgins; by request of Office of Financial Management
Authorizing criminal background investigations for current and prospective employees and contractors with access to federal tax information.
Requires current and prospective employees of, and contractors with, the state who are or may be authorized by the agency for which he or she is employed to access federal tax information to have a criminal history record check through the Washington state patrol criminal identification system and the federal bureau of investigation.
by Representative Klippert
Enacting the Washington state English language empowerment act.
Establishes the Washington state English language empowerment act.Designates the English language as the official language of the state.Requires official business of the state to be conducted in English; official documents, rules, orders, and publications to be printed in English; and official programs, meetings, transactions, and actions conducted by or on behalf of the state and its political subdivisions to be in English.
by Representative Young
Modifying theater license provisions.
Removes certain requirements of a theater's premises in order to be issued a theater license to sell spirits, beer, and/or wine at retail.Allows a theater to also have one additional theater using an IMAX screen projection system, but with no more than three hundred seats, that may serve alcohol pursuant to the terms of the license.
by Representative Young
Concerning restricting the use of airport police to enforce private airlines' nonsecurity-related policies.
Prohibits a port district operating an airport with a police department from permitting its police officers or agents to remove passengers, or assist in the removal of passengers, from an airline's aircraft to enforce the airline's overbooking policies or other airline policies or procedures that are not related to security or safety.
by Senator Braun
Creating a flexible voluntary program to allow family members to provide personal care services to persons with developmental disabilities or long-term care needs under a consumer-directed medicaid service program.
Requires the department of social and health services to develop and implement a consumer-directed medicaid program which is intended to be a voluntary alternative option for individuals with long-term care needs or developmental disabilities who choose to receive personal care services from a family member.Allows payment by the department of social and health services for in-home personal care or respite services when the care is provided to a client who: (1) Is an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe; or(2) Resides in the household of an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe.
by Senators O'Ban, Rossi, Becker, Rivers, Miloscia, King, Bailey, Braun, Wilson, Walsh, Zeiger, Angel, Warnick, Brown, Honeyford, Fortunato, Pearson, Padden, Fain, Schoesler, and Hawkins
Concerning the administration of motor vehicle excise taxes by regional transit authorities.
Authorizes a regional transit authority to contract with the department of licensing for the collection of a motor vehicle excise tax only if the authority has implemented a market value adjustment program.Requires a contract entered into to provide that: (1) The department of licensing will receive amounts sufficient to fully cover the costs applicable to the tax collection and market value adjustment process, including customer service-related costs, information technology-related costs, public announcement and education costs, and liability or other related risk assessment costs; and(2) Any unforeseen future administrative costs will be borne by the regional transit authority.Requires the department of licensing, if it enters into a contract with a regional transit authority for the collection of a motor vehicle excise tax, and after the regional transit authority implements a market value adjustment program, to clearly indicate when collecting the tax, the amount of tax owed under current law, the amount of credit applied, and the net result, when notifying taxpayers of the expected tax due.Requires a regional transit authority, that includes portions of a county with a population of more than 1.5 million and imposes a motor vehicle excise tax, to establish a market value adjustment program to be implemented by December 31, 2017.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored 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;(3) Identicards for persons released from the department of corrections; and(4) Motor vehicle property offenders.Establishes a pilot program for the supervision of offenders convicted of felonies relating to the theft or taking of a motor vehicle.
by Senators Sheldon and Carlyle
Enhancing consumer access, affordability, and quality of broadband and advanced telecommunications services.
Addresses broadband and advanced telecommunications services.Creates the governor's office on broadband access and requires the office to: (1) Serve as the coordinating body for public and private efforts to ensure statewide broadband access and deployment;(2) Coordinate with communities, public and private entities, and consumer-owned and investor-owned utilities to develop strategies and plans for deployment of broadband infrastructure and access to broadband services;(3) Review existing broadband initiatives, policies, and public and private investments and make comprehensive recommendations to advance the state's broadband access goals;(4) Update the state's goals and standards for broadband service as technological advances become available; and(5) Establish a competitive grant program to assist qualified local governments and public entities to deploy broadband services in unserved and underserved areas of the state.Creates the broadband access task force to assist the governor's office on broadband access for the purpose of reviewing existing broadband initiatives, policies, and public and private investments and providing a comprehensive set of recommendations to advance the state's broadband deployment, services, and access goals.Creates the broadband deployment partnership initiative for the purpose of initiating and fostering partnerships between entities that facilitate deployment of broadband to enhance and expand broadband services in underserved and unserved areas of the state.Creates the broadband access account.
by Senators Frockt, Miloscia, Ranker, and Palumbo
Removing the prohibition on planning for a nuclear attack in emergency management plans.
Allows the preparation for emergency evacuation or relocation of residents in anticipation of a nuclear attack.
by Senator Baumgartner
Concerning the taxation of crossfit facilities with less than three hundred members.
Excludes the following from the definition of "sale at retail" or "retail sale" for purposes of business and occupation taxes: Charges for the use of a crossfit center or for crossfit classes, held at a crossfit center with less than three hundred members.