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=2019.
by Representatives Appleton, Dolan, and Ortiz-Self
Modifying the maximum amount of leave school employees may accumulate.
Changes the amount of annual leave that may be accumulated by a part-time employee who is under contract with a school district.
by Representatives Fey, Orcutt, Vick, Lovick, Leavitt, and Ortiz-Self
Concerning notice to active duty military owners of impounded vehicles.
Prohibits a tow truck operator from selling a vehicle, until criteria provided in the servicemembers civil relief act has been satisfied, if the legal or registered owner shows an active duty military status as provided by the department of licensing.Allows a tow truck operator to hold a vehicle for longer than ninety days without holding an auction on the vehicle, if the vehicle is subject to the servicemembers civil relief act.
by Representatives Blake, Vick, Chapman, Jenkin, Tarleton, Young, Kirby, MacEwen, Riccelli, Pettigrew, Kloba, DeBolt, Caldier, Reeves, Peterson, and Steele
Modernizing resident distillery marketing and sales restrictions.
Modernizes certain alcoholic beverage control restrictions regarding resident distillery marketing and sales.Establishes a tasting room license that is available to distillery and craft distillery licensees and authorizes the operation of an off-site tasting room, in addition to a tasting room attached to the distillery's or craft distillery's production facility.
by Representatives Thai, DeBolt, Slatter, Cody, Jinkins, and Riccelli; by request of Department of Health
Concerning nonresident pharmacies.
Requires a nonresident pharmacy, for initial licensure and license renewal by the department of health, to submit a copy of an inspection report: (1) Conducted by an inspection program approved by the pharmacy quality assurance commission as having substantially equivalent standards to those of the commission; and(2) Issued within two years of application or renewal of a license.
by Representatives Ormsby, Volz, and Griffey; by request of Select Committee on Pension Policy
Concerning the purchase of an optional life annuity benefit for certain public retirement system members.
Authorizes the following, at the time of retirement, to purchase an optional actuarially equivalent life annuity benefit from: (1) The public employees' retirement system plan 1 fund;(2) The public employees' retirement system combined plan 2 and plan 3 fund;(3) The public safety employees' retirement system plan 2 fund; or(4) The school employees' retirement system combined plan 2 and 3 fund, as appropriate.
by Representatives Volz, Ormsby, Irwin, Fitzgibbon, Griffey, Graham, Pellicciotti, Kloba, and Bergquist; by request of LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Board and Select Committee on Pension Policy
Paying state retirement benefits until the end of the month in which the retiree or beneficiary dies.
Requires the department of retirement systems to continue paying benefits until the end of the month in which a retiree's or member's death occurred.
by Representatives Schmick and Cody; by request of Department of Health
Modifying funding of the medical marijuana authorization database.
Changes the account, from the health professions account to the dedicated marijuana account: (1) From which expenses are paid for carrying out health professions licensing activities of the department of health and implementing and administering the medical marijuana authorization database; and(2) For the deposit of the one-dollar fee that is charged for initial and renewal recognition cards issued by marijuana retailers with a medical marijuana endorsement.
by Representatives Stanford, Jenkin, Fey, Vick, Stonier, and Eslick
Concerning liquor licensees' promotion of retailers' events, including licensed events and other events and activities at retail locations.
Allows industry members to post, repost, and share, on web sites and social media accounts owned by an industry member or its authorized representative, information and images related to events or activities at a retailer's location or licensed special occasion event.
by Representatives Klippert and Irwin
Concerning search warrants for toxicological analysis of blood samples.
Prohibits a magistrate, when issuing a search warrant to draw a sample of a person's blood and conduct toxicological analysis, from limiting the scope of the analysis or otherwise prohibiting general toxicological screening if probable cause exists to indicate impairment arising from alcohol or drugs.
by Representatives Sells, Eslick, Peterson, Ortiz-Self, Kloba, Davis, Mead, Stanford, Sutherland, Lovick, Paul, Smith, Lekanoff, Ryu, Shewmake, Doglio, Tarleton, Frame, Robinson, Bergquist, Fey, Macri, Tharinger, Santos, Ramos, Ormsby, and Riccelli
Expanding access to building trades apprenticeships.
Requires the Marysville school district to collaborate with Everett Community College, Arlington school district, other local school districts, local labor unions, and local industry groups to develop the regional apprenticeship pathways program.Requires the program to: (1) Establish an education-based apprenticeship preparation program that prepares individuals for registered apprenticeships in the building trades; and(2) Provide dual credit for participants by meeting high school graduation requirements and providing opportunities for credit leading to a college credential.
by Representatives MacEwen and Shea
Removing the prohibition on planning for a nuclear attack in emergency management plans.
Allows the comprehensive, all-hazard emergency plan for the state to include preparation for emergency evacuation or relocation of residents in anticipation of a nuclear attack.
by Representatives MacEwen, Orcutt, Jenkin, Stokesbary, Maycumber, Van Werven, Smith, Schmick, Barkis, and Irwin
Reducing the current standard business and occupation tax rates for manufacturers to the current aerospace preferential business and occupation tax rates.
Reduces the current standard business and occupation tax rates for manufacturers to the current aerospace preferential business and occupation tax rates.
by Representatives Cody, Harris, Tharinger, Jinkins, Macri, Kilduff, Frame, Leavitt, Morgan, and Ormsby; by request of Department of Social and Health Services
Funding investigations to protect individuals with disabilities in the supported living program.
Addresses vulnerable adults and state services.Requires a certified provider, after initial certification, to pay an annual certification fee which will be established in the omnibus appropriations act.Requires the fee to include the department of social and health services' cost of paying providers for the certification fee attributed to medicaid clients.Prohibits the fee from being required of government-operated programs or court-appointed receivers.Requires the department of social and health services to: (1) Use the funds to conduct complaint investigations in certified residential services and supports programs;(2) Cease collecting the fee if the centers for medicare and medicaid services determine that federal funds cannot be appropriated to match state expenditures under this act; and(3) If the determination is made, notify the office of financial management and the appropriate legislative committees.
by Representatives Valdez, Harris, Tharinger, Jinkins, Macri, Kilduff, Van Werven, Doglio, Morgan, Fey, and Ormsby; by request of Department of Social and Health Services
Concerning the protection of vulnerable adults.
Revises certain vulnerable adult provisions with regard to findings of abuse, abandonment, neglect, financial exploitation, and misappropriation of resident property; and the creation and maintenance of a vulnerable adult abuse registry by the department of social and health services.
by Representatives Tharinger, Harris, Jinkins, Corry, Macri, Kloba, Leavitt, and Ormsby; by request of Department of Social and Health Services
Concerning safe egress from adult family homes.
Requires adult family homes to house nonambulatory residents on a level with safe egress to a public right-of-way.Requires these residents to have a bedroom on the floor of the home from which the resident can be evacuated to a designated safe location outside the home without the use of stairs, elevators, chair lifts, platform lifts, or other devices.
by Representatives Steele, Paul, Eslick, Lekanoff, Tarleton, Frame, Jinkins, Tharinger, Ormsby, Riccelli, and Stonier; by request of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Concerning access to state career and technical course equivalencies.
Increases access to state career and technical course equivalencies.
by Representatives Lekanoff, Valdez, Paul, Gregerson, Doglio, Jinkins, and Ortiz-Self; by request of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Concerning the definition of eligible pupil for purposes of the transitional bilingual instruction program.
Revises the definition of "eligible pupil," for purposes of the transitional bilingual instruction program, to include an enrollee of the school district: (1) Who was not born in the United States or whose primary language is not English;(2) Who is Native American, Alaska Native, or certain native residents from an area where a language other than English has had an impact on his or her English proficiency;(3) Who is migratory, whose primary language is not English, and comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; and(4) Whose difficulties with English may be insufficient to meet certain requirements.
by Representatives Ramos, Orcutt, Mead, Walsh, Slatter, Lovick, and Leavitt
Concerning cooperation between conservation districts.
Allows two or more conservation districts to: (1) Engage in joint activities by agreement between or among them including engineering a program or project concerned with the conservation of renewable natural resources; and(2) Make professional engineering available to them.
by Representatives Irwin, Chapman, Fey, Walsh, Shea, and Riccelli
Concerning county electrical traffic control signals, illumination equipment, and other electrical equipment conveying an electrical current.
Addresses the conveyance of electrical current by county electrical traffic control signals, illumination equipment, and other electrical equipment.
by Representatives Shewmake, Tarleton, Lekanoff, and Fitzgibbon; by request of Department of Commerce
Concerning the disclosure of attributes of electricity products.
Recognizes that: (1) The generation, transmission, and delivery of electricity occurs through a complex network of interconnected facilities and contractual arrangements; and(2) The required disclosures in this act reflect the characteristics of electricity products offered by retail suppliers to customers.Allows a retail supplier to communicate to its customers, owners, taxpayers, or the general public information regarding its investment in or ownership of renewable or nonrenewable generating facilities, its production of electricity, and its wholesale market activities, if the information is provided separately from the electricity product content label.
by Representatives Shewmake, Chandler, Blake, Kretz, Springer, and Dent; by request of Department of Agriculture
Extending the dairy milk assessment fee to June 30, 2025.
Delays, until June 30, 2025, the expiration date for the dairy milk assessment fee.
by Representatives MacEwen and Stanford; by request of Liquor and Cannabis Board
Concerning the licensing and enforcement system modernization project account.
Delays, until September 1, 2023, the licensing and enforcement system modernization project account.
by Representatives Kirby and Vick; by request of Board of Pilotage Commissioners
Concerning joint self-insurance programs for property and liability risks.
Permits the board of pilotage commissioners to: (1) Participate in a local government joint self-insurance program covering liability risks; and(2) Participate in the program to obtain liability insurance coverage, but not property insurance coverage.Prohibits the board of pilotage commissioners from receiving anything of value for services rendered in connection with a self-insurance program.
by Representatives Cody, DeBolt, Robinson, Harris, Macri, Slatter, Jinkins, Doglio, Tharinger, and Ormsby
Concerning hospital privileges for advanced registered nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Addresses the duty of a hospital or facility to request information from physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners, who will provide clinical care under his or her license, before granting or renewing clinical privileges.
by Representatives Macri, Dolan, Jinkins, Appleton, Doglio, Riccelli, Thai, Robinson, Lovick, Ormsby, and Kloba
Requiring health insurance payment parity for advanced registered nurse practitioners.
Prohibits a health carrier from reimbursing an advanced registered nurse practitioner in an amount less than he or she would reimburse for the same service if provided by a physician in the same area served.
by Representatives Frame, Eslick, Kilduff, Callan, Davis, Dolan, Fitzgibbon, Peterson, Ryu, Shewmake, Steele, Stonier, Sutherland, Kloba, Walen, Robinson, Stanford, Jinkins, Leavitt, and Ormsby
Eliminating the use of the valid court order exception to place youth in detention for noncriminal behavior.
Finds that: (1) This state, more than any other state in the country, has been using the valid court order exception of the juvenile justice and delinquency prevention act, a loophole in federal law allowing judges to detain status offenders for disobeying court orders;(2) Use of the exception to detain youth for acts like truancy, breaking curfew, or running away from home is counterproductive;(3) These youth should not be confined with or treated with the same intervention as criminal offenders; and(4) Studies show a disproportionality in race, gender, and socioeconomic status of youth referred to courts or detained, or both.Strengthens and funds community-based programs that are culturally relevant and focuses on addressing disproportionality of youth of color, especially at-risk youth.
by Representatives Springer, Stokesbary, Walen, Fitzgibbon, Tarleton, and Tharinger
Making statutory requirements and policies for cultural access programs the same in all counties of the state.
Modifies cultural access program's statutory requirements and policies so they are the same in all counties of the state.
by Representatives Mosbrucker, Wylie, Orcutt, Pettigrew, Goodman, Irwin, and Griffey
Concerning snow bikes.
Creates a single vehicle license that allows for the operation of a motorcycle as either a motorcycle or as a snow bike.Requires the department of licensing to allow the owner of a motorcycle to register the vehicle or renew the registration for use both as a motorcycle and snow bike.
by Representatives Pollet and Kraft
Addressing noncollection of taxes by county treasurers.
Addresses the neglect of a county treasurer to collect property taxes.
by Representatives Chapman, Mosbrucker, Chandler, Gregerson, and Ormsby
Concerning unemployment benefit eligibility for apprentices.
Addresses the eligibility of apprentices to receive unemployment benefits.
by Representatives Doglio, Dolan, Macri, and Ormsby
Requiring permission to bring a concealed firearm into another person's residence or dwelling place.
Prohibits a person from carrying a concealed firearm into the residence or dwelling place of another person without first obtaining the express permission of the owner or person in legal control or possession of the residence or dwelling place.Requires the court, upon conviction for a violation, to: (1) Order the person to surrender any concealed pistol license; and(2) Prohibit the person from obtaining a concealed pistol license for a period of five years from the date of conviction.
by Representatives Robinson, Macri, Riccelli, Gregerson, Doglio, Tarleton, Kloba, Frame, Jinkins, Morgan, Ortiz-Self, and Ormsby
Providing longer notice of rent increases.
Requires a landlord to provide a minimum of sixty days' written notice of an increase in rent to each affected tenant.Prohibits the increase from becoming effective before completion of the term of the rental agreement.
by Representatives Tharinger, Doglio, and Ormsby; by request of Housing Finance Commission
Concerning the financing of local infrastructure.
Authorizes the housing finance commission to develop and implement a program to provide financing to local governments for infrastructure projects.Authorizes a local government to enter into a financing agreement containing the terms and conditions of a loan from the commission and evidencing the obligation of the municipal corporation to repay that loan under the terms and conditions set forth in the financing agreement.
by Representatives Goehner and Hudgins; by request of Secretary of State
Concerning names used by candidates in elections.
Requires a candidate, when filing for office, to use the name appearing on his or her voter registration.Prohibits the use of a last name or surname that is different from the last name or surname that appears on the candidate's voter registration.
by Representatives Chapman, Maycumber, Tharinger, Blake, and Schmick
Extending the tax preferences in RCW 82.04.260(12).
Extends business and occupation tax preferences for mass timber products.
by Representatives Morris, Fitzgibbon, Tarleton, and Ormsby; by request of Department of Commerce
Concerning appliance efficiency standards.
Modifies provisions regarding efficiency standards for appliances.
by Representatives Shea and McCaslin
Rescinding certain applications for a convention to amend the United States Constitution.
Rescinds certain applications for a convention to amend the United States Constitution.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Hasegawa, Conway, Frockt, Wellman, Wilson, C., and Saldaña)
Concerning ethnic studies materials and resources for public school students.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to identify and make available ethnic studies materials and resources for use in grades seven through twelve.Requires the superintendent of public instruction to establish an ethnic studies advisory committee to advise, assist, and make recommendations to the office of the superintendent of public instruction regarding the identification of ethnic studies materials and resources.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators Hunt, Wilson, C., and O'Ban)
Declaring September the month of the kindergartner.
Declares September as the month of the kindergartner and encourages elementary schools to determine a method to celebrate new kindergartners.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Dhingra, Pedersen, Frockt, Wellman, Hunt, Kuderer, Saldaña, and Liias; by request of Attorney General)
Addressing undetectable or untraceable firearms.
Prohibits a person from knowingly or recklessly allowing, facilitating, aiding, or abetting the manufacture or assembly of an undetectable firearm or an untraceable firearm.Prohibits a person from discharging, or menacing or threatening another person, in the commission or furtherance of a felony, with an undetectable firearm or an untraceable firearm.Declares undetectable firearms and untraceable firearms as contraband and subjects them to seizure.
by Senate Committee on Law & Justice (originally sponsored by Senators Kuderer, Hunt, Dhingra, Keiser, Pedersen, Darneille, Saldaña, and Frockt; by request of Attorney General)
Concerning high capacity magazines.
Prohibits a person from manufacturing, possessing, distributing, importing, transferring, selling, offering to sell, or purchasing a large capacity magazine.Defines "large capacity magazine" as an ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition.
by Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education (originally sponsored by Senators McCoy, Hasegawa, Kuderer, and Saldaña)
Promoting and expanding social emotional learning.
Creates the social emotional learning committee to: (1) Promote and expand social emotional learning; and(2) Help students build awareness and skills in managing emotions, setting goals, establishing relationships, and making responsible decisions that support success in school and life.Encourages the governor and the tribes to jointly designate two members to serve on the committee who have experience working in and with schools.Requires the committee to have a joint meeting once a year with the educational opportunity gap oversight and accountability committee.Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to: (1) Adopt the standards and benchmarks recommended by the social emotional learning benchmarks work group in its October 1, 2016, final report; and(2) Align the programs it oversees with the standards for social emotional learning and integrate the standards where appropriate.Requires the professional educator standards board to incorporate the standards for social emotional learning along the entire career continuum.
by Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care (originally sponsored by Senators Cleveland, Wilson, L., Keiser, and Kuderer)
Concerning the licensure and certification of massage therapists and reflexologists.
Requires a licensed massage therapist or a certified reflexologist to have government-issued photo identification on his or her person or have it available for inspection by city, county, or state law enforcement or department of health personnel at all times he or she practices massage therapy or reflexology; and requires the photo identification to match the name on the massage therapy license or reflexology certification.
by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Senators Wilson, L., Becker, Fortunato, Palumbo, Short, Takko, Wagoner, and Warnick)
Concerning visible clothing requirements for hunting.
Requires the fish and wildlife commission to adopt rules determining the times and manner when a person who is hunting must wear fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink clothing.
by Senate Committee on Local Government (originally sponsored by Senators Wilson, L., Becker, Honeyford, Zeiger, and Short)
Requiring the growth management hearings board to topically index the rulings, decisions, and orders it publishes.
Requires the growth management hearings board to: (1) Publish decisions and orders on a searchable database made available on its web site;(2) In coordination with department of commerce and other interested stakeholders, develop a rational system of categorizing its decisions and orders; and(3) Allow a user of the web site to search decisions and orders by topic, party, and geographic location or by natural language.Requires rulings, decisions, and orders, issued before January 1, 2019, to be published by June 30, 2020.
by Senate Committee on Environment, Energy & Technology (originally sponsored by Senators Palumbo, Rivers, Rolfes, King, Carlyle, Mullet, McCoy, Wellman, Das, Nguyen, Randall, Frockt, Salomon, Keiser, Wilson, C., Kuderer, Darneille, Cleveland, Saldaña, Dhingra, Pedersen, Conway, and Van De Wege)
Concerning net metering.
Modifies certain net metering of electricity provisions.Increases the minimum threshold for the cumulative generating capacity that a utility must make available for net metering systems.Requires unused kilowatt-hour credits to be used to assist qualified low-income residential customers of the electric utility in paying their electric bills.Requires the amount of kilowatt-hours of electricity consumed for the most recent twelve-month period to appear on customer billing statements.Requires the state building code council, in consultation with the department of commerce and local governments, to conduct a study of the state building code and adopt changes necessary to encourage greater use of renewable energy systems.Requires the department of commerce to convene a work group to identify issues and laws associated with the future of net metering.Provides a June 30, 2021, expiration date for the work group.
by Senate Committee on Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade (originally sponsored by Senators Mullet and Wilson, L.)
Concerning reporting suspected fraud and theft of payment cards.
Requires a financial institution that issues payment cards to: (1) List a phone number on its web site for cardholders and merchants to report suspected incidents in which payment cards are used for fraud or have been stolen; and(2) Have employees or contractors available during business hours to receive phone calls to provide assistance to the cardholders or merchants.