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=2015.
by Representatives Tharinger, Takko, Taylor, Blake, Van De Wege, Kretz, Short, Wilcox, and Johnson
Providing a sales and use tax exemption for the purchase or use of qualifying timber-felling equipment.
Provides a sales and use tax exemption on qualifying timber-felling equipment to eligible timber harvesters.
by Representatives Hudgins, Wilcox, and S. Hunt
Concerning the state capital historical museum.
Transfers responsibility for the maintenance, operation, and subsequent leasing of the state capital historical museum from the Washington state historical society to the department of enterprise services.Allows the department of enterprise services to lease the state capital historical museum to other state agencies or private parties.
by Representatives Hudgins and Taylor
Amending statutory timelines governing the administration and organization of the joint administrative rules review committee that prescribe when member, alternate, chair, and vice chair appointments and final decisions regarding petitions for review must be made.
Modifies joint administrative rules review committee provisions with regard to member, alternate, chair, and vice chair appointments and final decisions regarding petitions for review.
by Representatives Manweller, Bergquist, Magendanz, Reykdal, Griffey, and Parker
Requiring social media safety curricula and programs for common schools.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to develop a social media safety model curriculum, or update an existing curriculum on social media, that: (1) Includes age-appropriate safety lessons on how to respond to alarming or disturbing social media posts; and(2) Provides information regarding the availability of means to report the posts anonymously.Authorizes a school district to: (1) Use the model curriculum developed by the office of the superintendent of public instruction;(2) Develop its own curriculum; or(3) Use another curriculum that includes the requisite information.
by Senators O'Ban and Darneille; by request of Department of Social and Health Services
Concerning secure facilities for the criminally insane.
Provides a June 30, 2015, effective date for House Bill No. 1599 relating to secure facilities for the criminally insane.