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 House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Ryu, Barkis, Leavitt, Reeves, Harris, Macri, Klippert, Kilduff, Dolan, Shea, Sells, Appleton, Goodman, Young, Riccelli, and Stanford; by request of Military Department)
Concerning the armed forces exceptions for giving notice of termination of a tenancy.
Authorizes a tenant who is a member of the armed forces or the tenant's spouse or dependent to terminate a rental agreement with less than twenty days' written notice if the tenant receives permanent change of station or deployment orders that do not allow a twenty-day written notice.Requires the tenant or the tenant's spouse or dependent, before terminating the tenancy, to include the following with his or her written twenty-day notice: A copy of the official military orders or a signed letter from the tenant's commanding officer confirming the reason for termination of the rental contract.
by Representatives Jinkins, Wylie, Goodman, Macri, Bergquist, Cody, Ormsby, Valdez, Frame, Peterson, Tarleton, Davis, Robinson, Fey, Appleton, Santos, Kilduff, Lovick, Walen, Senn, and Pellicciotti
Improving procedures and strengthening laws relating to protection orders, no-contact orders, and restraining orders.
Revises protection order, no-contact order, and restraining order provisions that include an order to surrender firearms, dangerous weapons, and concealed pistol licenses.
by Representatives Chandler, Santos, Appleton, Hudgins, Jinkins, Lovick, Tarleton, Dufault, Pellicciotti, Ormsby, Valdez, and Frame
Establishing Filipino American history month.
Declares that October of each year will be known as Filipino American history month.
by Representative Stokesbary
Concerning the Washington state bar association.
Transfers mandatory, regulatory, licensing, and disciplinary functions regarding the practice of law and the administration of justice currently administered by the state bar association to the state supreme court.Authorizes voluntary, nonmandatory bar associations which must be entirely voluntary and not funded through mandatory dues or fees.Repeals most of chapter 2.48 RCW regarding the state bar act.
by Representative Sutherland
Capping the amount of residential property value that is subject to property taxation for state purposes.
Proposes an amendment to the state Constitution to cap the amount of residential property value subject to property taxation for state purposes.
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 clothing, fluorescent pink clothing, or both, in order to meet a visible clothing requirement when hunting.
by Senators Liias, Darneille, Dhingra, Hunt, Keiser, Palumbo, Pedersen, Salomon, and Takko
Concerning extreme risk protection orders.
Authorizes the court, in determining whether grounds for an extreme risk protection order exist, to consider relevant evidence including: (1) Behaviors that present an imminent threat of harm to self or others; and(2) A threat of harm to a person or group of persons because of the respondent's perception of the race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, generation, sexual orientation, or mental, physical, or sensory handicap of the person or persons.
by Senators Saldaña, Nguyen, and Zeiger
Providing for adequate provisions for low-income homeownership opportunities.
Requires at least fifteen percent of the money used in a given funding cycle to be used for the benefit of homeownership projects for households at or below eighty percent of the median family income.Requires the funding limit on homeownership projects to be at least thirty percent higher than the limit placed on rental projects, if the department of commerce imposes a funding limit.Authorizes the department to allocate unused money for nonhomeownership projects if it decides that it has not received an adequate number of suitable applications for homeownership projects during a given funding cycle.
by Senators Fortunato, Hasegawa, Palumbo, and Takko
Studying the use of solid waste to produce renewable energy.
Declares an intent to: (1) Support the burning of solid waste to produce renewable energy; and(2) Appropriate sufficient money to carry out the purposes of this act.Requires the department of ecology and the utilities and transportation commission to submit a report to the legislature examining opportunities, and making recommendations, for expanding the use of waste-to-energy plants.
by Senators Conway, O'Ban, Frockt, Rolfes, Randall, and Zeiger
Creating an account to support necessary infrastructure nearby military installations.
Requires the department of commerce to: (1) Produce a biennial report identifying a list of projects to support necessary infrastructure near military installations;(2) Consult with the commanders of United States military installations in this state to identify eligible projects; and(3) Submit a report to appropriate house and senate committees, including the joint committee on veterans' and military affairs.Creates the defense community infrastructure account.
by Senators Mullet, Van De Wege, and Kuderer
Concerning faith-based exemptions regarding criminal mistreatment of children and vulnerable adults.
Addresses Christian Science treatment, faith-based exemptions, and the criminal mistreatment of children and vulnerable adults.
by Senators Hunt, Zeiger, and Warnick
Exempting certain licensed distillery information from public disclosure.
Exempts the following from public disclosure under the public records act: Unaggregated financial, proprietary, or commercial information submitted to or obtained by the state liquor and cannabis board in applications for certain licenses or in reports or remittances submitted by certain persons under rules adopted by the state liquor and cannabis board.
by Senators Liias, Rivers, and Palumbo
Concerning motorized foot scooters.
Declares that motorized foot scooters are not considered vehicles or motor vehicles for the purposes of chapter 46.12, 46.16A, 46.29, 46.37, or 46.70 RCW or RCW 82.12.045.Allows motorized foot scooters to be parked to the same extent as bicycles.Defines a "scooter share operator" as a person offering shared scooters for hire.Authorizes a local authority to regulate the operation of motorized foot scooters and shared scooters within its jurisdiction.Prohibits a local authority, in regulating shared scooters or scooter share programs, from: (1) Imposing unduly restrictive requirements on a scooter share operator; or(2) Subjecting riders of shared scooters to requirements more restrictive than those for riders of privately owned motorized foot scooters or bicycles.Prohibits a person under sixteen years of age from operating a motorized foot scooter; and prohibits motorized foot scooters from being operated at a speed greater than fifteen miles per hour.
by Senators Van De Wege, Rivers, Keiser, Becker, and Short
Concerning the practice of naturopathy.
Authorizes a naturopath to: (1) Prescribe and administer legend drugs and controlled substances, contained in schedules III through V of the uniform controlled substances act, as necessary in the practice of naturopathy; and(2) Sign and attest to certificates, cards, forms, or other required documentation that a physician may sign, as long as it is within his or her scope of practice, and includes death certificates, guardianships, powers of attorney, disability determinations, and similar legal documents.Requires a naturopath who prescribes controlled substances to register with the department of health to access the prescription monitoring program.Requires the board of naturopathy to establish education and training requirements related to prescribing legend drugs and controlled substances, and a naturopath may prescribe and administer drugs only if he or she satisfies the education and training requirements.
by Senators Randall, Wilson, C., Keiser, Kuderer, and Nguyen
Eliminating subminimum wage certificates for persons with disabilities.
Removes language from certain minimum wage statutes regarding paying individuals whose earning capacity is impaired by age or physical or mental deficiency or injury, at wages lower than the minimum wage.
by Senators Randall, Wilson, C., Darneille, Hunt, Kuderer, Nguyen, and Rivers
Concerning health care for working individuals with disabilities.
Authorizes the state health care authority to consider a person's income when establishing cost-sharing requirements.Prohibits the authority from establishing eligibility restrictions for the buy-in program based upon a person's income or maximum age.Requires the authority to seek federal approval to exclude resources accumulated in a separate account that results from earnings during an individual's enrollment in the buy-in program when determining the individual's subsequent eligibility for another medical assistance program.
by Senators Randall, Hobbs, and Wilson, C.
Concerning veteran and national guard tuition waivers.
Revises the definition of "eligible veteran or national guard member," for purposes of tuition waivers, to include a veteran or national guard member who has received a general discharge under honorable conditions.
by Senators Wellman, King, Keiser, and Rolfes; by request of Department of Labor & Industries
Concerning delegation of inspection duties for factory built housing and commercial structures.
Authorizes the department of labor and industries to delegate all or part of its duties of inspection to a qualified inspection agency.Requires qualified inspection agencies to: (1) Be objective, competent, and independent from the companies responsible for the work being inspected;(2) Disclose any conflict of interest to the department;(3) Have adequate equipment to perform the required inspections; and(4) Employ experienced personnel.
by Senators Hasegawa, Wilson, C., and Nguyen
Establishing a basic education program of early learning.
Creates the basic education program of early learning which is a comprehensive program providing early childhood education, family support, and options for parental involvement.Requires each public school district to provide or contract to provide a basic education early learning program for children who are three or four years of age.Requires the department of children, youth, and families to develop and adopt rules, jointly with the office of the superintendent of public instruction, for administration of the basic education program of early learning.
by Senator Fortunato
Exempting homeowners from the state property tax if their children attend private school.
Exempts single-family dwellings from state property taxes if the property owner has one or more children between the ages of five and eighteen and all of the children attend private school.
by Senators Cleveland, Rivers, Conway, Bailey, Wilson, L., Short, and Keiser
Increasing opportunities for the use of remote technology in eye exams.
Establishes the consumer protection in eye care act.Authorizes a qualified vision care provider to prepare a prescription for lenses intended to correct an individual's refractive error by remote technology if certain conditions are met.
by Senators Liias, Short, and Zeiger
Honoring former members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington who have passed from this life.
Honors former members of the senate and house of representatives of the state who have passed from this life.