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=2018.
by House Committee on State Govt, Elections & IT (originally sponsored by Representatives Pellicciotti, Haler, Sells, Pollet, Hudgins, and Kilduff; by request of Attorney General)
Concerning employment after public service in state government.
Finds that the ability of a former public officer or employee in state government to be paid to influence state government actions immediately after leaving state service creates the appearance to the public of special favor, unfair access, and conflicts of interest.Requires a person who leaves state service and takes a new employment position or receives compensation during the one-year period to provide the required information on the postemployment disclosure statement and submit it to the appropriate ethics board.Addresses the postemployment of former state officers and state employees who, within one year from the date of termination of state employment, accept employment or receive compensation from certain employers.
by House Committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (originally sponsored by Representatives Muri, Kilduff, Ryu, Smith, Shea, Bergquist, Stanford, Sells, Kretz, McDonald, Reeves, Irwin, and Tarleton)
Supporting access to state recreation lands by disabled veterans.
Exempts a person who displays a lifetime veteran's disability pass from the requirements of the discover pass.Allows free admission, for the holder of a lifetime veteran's disability pass, to any state recreation sites or lands.Requires the parks and recreation commission, for the senior citizen's pass and the lifetime veteran's disability pass, to require each recipient to recertify every five years that he or she meets eligibility criteria.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Bergquist, Harmsworth, Fey, Hayes, Jinkins, and Hudgins)
Concerning the use of child passenger restraint systems.
Revises child restraint system requirements.Requires the traffic safety commission to produce and disseminate informational and educational materials explaining: (1) The proper use of child restraint systems in motor vehicles;(2) Safety risks of not properly using the restraint systems;(3) Where assistance on proper installation and use of restraint systems can be obtained; and(4) Legal penalties for not properly using restraint systems.
by House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services (originally sponsored by Representatives Sawyer, Kagi, Stambaugh, Caldier, Robinson, Springer, Hargrove, Tarleton, Ormsby, Doglio, and Stanford)
Establishing the legislative-executive WorkFirst poverty reduction oversight task force.
Creates the legislative-executive WorkFirst poverty reduction oversight task force.Creates the intergenerational poverty advisory committee to assist the task force.Requires the task force to, among other things: (1) Oversee the partner agencies' operation of the WorkFirst program and temporary assistance for needy families program;(2) Determine evidence-based outcome measures for the WorkFirst program;(3) Develop accountability measures for WorkFirst recipients and the state agencies responsible for their progress toward self-sufficiency;(4) Collaborate with partner agencies and the advisory committee to analyze available data and information regarding intergenerational poverty in the state; and(5) Direct the department of social and health services to develop a five-year plan and a ten-year plan to address intergenerational poverty.
by House Committee on Technology & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Tarleton, McDonald, Ryu, Fitzgibbon, Tharinger, Clibborn, Santos, and Fey)
Concerning port district worker development and occupational training programs.
Authorizes port districts to contract with nonprofit corporations and private and public entities that provide certain training systems and promote workforce diversity.Requires ports that are seeking to engage in certain activities or contracts to, by resolution, declare that port-related workforce development provides a substantial public benefit consistent with the port commission's economic development goals and with ongoing worker training initiatives in place in the port district.
by Representatives Reeves, Muri, Ryu, Kilduff, Sawyer, Steele, Macri, Orwall, Tharinger, Chapman, Stanford, Doglio, Fey, Hudgins, Stonier, Frame, Kloba, Springer, Walsh, McBride, Ortiz-Self, Riccelli, and Slatter
Creating a community care and supportive services program for veterans.
Requires the department of veterans affairs to select one county veterans' assistance program or community partner to pilot a community care and supportive services program that assists veterans and their families in rural or remote areas that do not have adequate access to federal veterans' benefits, reintegration services, and other public services.Expires July 1, 2021.
by House Committee on Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs (originally sponsored by Representatives Ryu, Barkis, Goodman, Stokesbary, and Pollet)
Concerning relocation assistance for mobile home park tenants. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Concerning relocation assistance for manufactured/mobile home park tenants. )
Provides a mechanism for assisting manufactured/mobile home tenants to relocate their manufactured/mobile homes to suitable alternative sites or demolish and dispose of their homes and secure housing.Requires a tenant to also include the following information in the application for relocation assistance: Proof of ownership of the home at the time of notice of closure and a statement of other available assistance he or she has received.Changes the name of the "mobile home park relocation fund" to the "manufactured/mobile home park relocation fund."
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representative Orwall)
Concerning the services and processes available when residential real property is abandoned or in foreclosure.
Requires the beneficiary on whose behalf a notice of trustee's sale has been recorded, to remit three hundred twenty-five dollars for each notice of trustee's sale recorded on residential real property, to the department of commerce.Requires the payment for every recorded notice of trustee's sale for noncommercial loans on residential real property.Requires the department of commerce to establish the amount of the fee, not to exceed three hundred twenty-five dollars, at a sufficient level to defray the costs of the foreclosure mediation program.Requires a trustee to also include the following in the notice of trustee's sale: A cover sheet on which the name of the beneficiary is clearly indicated and whether the loan is commercial or noncommercial.
by Representatives Chapman, Maycumber, Haler, Schmick, and Steele
Providing tax relief to small businesses located in rural counties.
Provides a business and occupation tax credit to qualified small businesses as that term is defined in this act.Expires January 1, 2019.
by Representatives Chapman, Maycumber, Haler, Schmick, Steele, and Tharinger
Providing business and occupation tax relief to rural manufacturers.
Provides relief, from business and occupation taxes, to manufacturers located in rural counties.
by Representatives Graves, Sullivan, Haler, Hargrove, Pike, and Senn
Concerning the responsibilities for state routes in cities or towns.
Addresses the jurisdiction and control of state routes in cities or towns.
by Representatives Kilduff, Frame, Haler, and Ortiz-Self
Establishing a commission on persons with disabilities.
Creates the commission on persons with disabilities within the office of the governor.Requires the commission to: (1) Bring about full and equal participation in all aspects of life for all persons with disabilities; and(2) Strive for the advancement of legal rights and the promotion of the fullest possible opportunities, supportive services, accommodations, and accessibility.Creates a persons with disabilities advisory council.Requires the council to: (1) Advise the executive director of the commission on policy, planning, and needs for programs and services;(2) Assist the executive director in establishing priorities for commission activities; and(3) Review the programs, budgets, and policies of the commission.Creates the commission on persons with disabilities account.
by Representatives Maycumber and Haler
Concerning changes in the operation of public contracting to address proven disparities.
Modifies the state civil rights act.Authorizes the state to voluntarily change policies or procedures in the operations of public contracting to address proven disparity of state-certified veteran, servicemember, women, and minority-owned businesses.
by Representatives McCabe, Gregerson, Stambaugh, Stanford, Walsh, Reeves, Dye, Barkis, Frame, Haler, Jinkins, Kloba, Ormsby, Valdez, and Peterson
Ordering a study to determine how to increase reporting and investigation of missing Native American women.
Requires the Washington state patrol to conduct a study to determine how to increase state criminal justice protective and investigative resources for reporting and identifying missing Native American women in the state.Expires July 1, 2019.
by Representatives Shea, DeBolt, and Haler
Concerning officially naming a recreational trail.
Renames the portion of the Milwaukee road corridor in the city of Spokane Valley known as the Appleway trail the Senator Bob McCaslin trail.Requires the state to provide and install a proper marker identifying the name of the trail.
by Representatives Pollet, Frame, Valdez, Kloba, and Ryu
Regarding the school construction assistance program.
Addresses the allotment of appropriations for school plant facilities and the computation of state aid for school plant projects.
by Representatives Dent, Kilduff, and Haler
Concerning regulation of licensed child care providers.
Modifies provisions regarding the composition of the oversight board for children, youth, and families.Gives authority to the oversight board to select its officers and adopt rules and regulations for orderly procedure and service delivery.Requires the rules to be approved by a two-thirds vote of the board.Requires the department of children, youth, and families to complete a review of rules issued by it and by the department of early learning since January 1, 2016, relating to licensed family day care and child care center providers that create potential operational cost increases for the providers.
by Representatives Springer and Condotta
Removing the production cap on craft distillers.
Modifies craft distiller provisions by removing the production cap on distillers.
by Senators Van De Wege, Zeiger, Dhingra, Fain, Pedersen, Liias, Nelson, Billig, Darneille, Palumbo, Carlyle, Frockt, Rolfes, Keiser, Hunt, Wellman, Chase, Ranker, Saldaña, Kuderer, and Mullet
Concerning trigger modification devices. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Concerning bump-fire stocks. )
Prohibits a person from manufacturing, owning, buying, selling, loaning, furnishing, transporting, or having in possession or under control, a bump-fire stock.Provides the following definition for bump-fire stock: A butt stock designed to be attached to a semiautomatic firearm with the effect of increasing the rate of fire achievable with the semiautomatic firearm to that of a fully automatic firearm by using the energy from the recoil of the firearm to generate reciprocating action that facilitates repeated activation of the trigger.
by Senators Wellman, Billig, Palumbo, Frockt, Rolfes, Van De Wege, Liias, Keiser, Pedersen, Hunt, Conway, Chase, Saldaña, and Kuderer
Concerning breakfast after the bell programs in certain public schools. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Promoting student health and readiness through meal and nutrition programs. )
Establishes the Washington kids ready to learn act of 2018.Requires each high-needs school to offer breakfast after the bell to each student and provide adequate time for students to consume the offered food.Requires those breakfasts served in the program to comply with federal meal patterns and nutrition standards for school breakfast programs under the federal healthy, hunger-free kids act of 2010.Requires the superintendent of public instruction to administer one-time start-up allocation grants to each high-needs school implementing a breakfast after the bell program.Requires the joint legislative audit and review committee to conduct an analysis of the programs established in schools.Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction and the education and research data center of the office of financial management to assist in providing data required to conduct the analysis.Authorizes the office of the superintendent of public instruction to coordinate with the department of agriculture to promote and facilitate new and existing regional markets programs, including farm-to-school initiatives and small farm direct marketing assistance.
by Senators Mullet, Carlyle, Palumbo, Frockt, Rolfes, Hunt, Fain, Keiser, Van De Wege, Hasegawa, Nelson, Pedersen, and Kuderer
Concerning security freeze fees charged by consumer reporting agencies.
Prohibits a consumer reporting agency from charging a fee for placing a security freeze, assigning a unique personal identification number or password, temporarily lifting a security freeze, or removing a security freeze.Requires the office of cybersecurity, the office of privacy and data protection, and the attorney general's office to work with stakeholders to evaluate the impact to consumers and consumer reporting agencies regarding the modifications in this act.
by Senators Fortunato and Becker
Concerning natural disaster emergency preparedness.
Creates the natural disaster emergency preparedness account and requires expenditures to be used for emergency preparation for natural disasters.Requires the state military department to administer the account.
by Senator O'Ban
Establishing the capacity to purchase community long-term involuntary psychiatric treatment services through managed care.
Requires the state health care authority to: (1) Integrate risk for long-term involuntary civil treatment provided by state hospitals into managed care contracts; and(2) Develop a psychiatric managed care capitation risk model that integrates long-term inpatient care.Requires the department of social and health services to: (1) Collaborate with the state health care authority and appropriate stakeholders and consultants to develop and implement a detailed transition plan taking certain recommendations into account;(2) Purchase a portion of the state's long-term treatment capacity allocated to behavioral health organizations in willing community facilities capable of providing alternatives to treatment in a state hospital; and(3) Enter into performance-based contracts with facilities certified by the department to provide treatment to adults on a ninety or one hundred eighty-day inpatient involuntary commitment order.
by Senators O'Ban, Conway, Padden, Becker, Hobbs, Zeiger, Darneille, and Wagoner
Creating a sentencing enhancement for body armor.
Establishes the deputy Daniel McCartney act.Doubles the amount of a firearms enhancement if an offender is being sentenced for any firearm enhancement, and the offender or accomplice was in possession of body armor at the time of the offense.
by Senators Rolfes and Van De Wege
Concerning protected lands not being assessed local fire district levies.
Requires county assessors to submit a list of any parcel or parcels of land within their county that are under the protection of a local fire district's jurisdiction but are not presently being assessed a local fire district levy.Requires the legislative authority of a county to approve the annexation of any parcel or parcels of land into a respective local fire district.
by Senators Mullet and Liias
Concerning the responsibilities of state routes in cities or towns.
Addresses the jurisdiction and control of state routes in cities or towns.
by Senators Honeyford, Chase, King, Takko, Wellman, and Warnick
Creating tax incentives for mushroom farming.
Provides a sales and use tax exemption on: (1) Labor and services rendered with respect to the constructing of new buildings or facilities made for the exclusive purposes of mushroom farming; and(2) Tangible personal property, including construction materials, machinery, and equipment, that will be incorporated as an ingredient or component of the buildings or facilities during the course of the constructing.Expires January 1, 2029.
by Senators Ranker, Chase, Hasegawa, Darneille, Conway, Keiser, Saldaña, Hunt, Rolfes, Hobbs, Kuderer, and Liias
Concerning policies for part-time faculty at institutions of higher education.
Addresses the concerns for part-time faculty at institutions of higher education with regard to low salary levels, variable working conditions, and over reliance on part-time faculty.