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 Cody, Schmick, and Fagan
Exempting hospitals licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW that receive capital funds to operate new psychiatric services from certain certificate of need requirements.
Exempts certain hospitals from certificate of need requirements for the addition of new psychiatric beds.
by Representatives Walsh, Kilduff, Gregerson, Robinson, and Schmick
Concerning prevocational services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Requires the department of social and health services to develop rules to allow clients with developmental disabilities to participate in prevocational services, if available and requested by the client.
by Representatives Reykdal, Taylor, Pettigrew, Shea, Gregory, G. Hunt, Pollet, Holy, Ryu, Haler, Sells, Santos, Farrell, Tarleton, Bergquist, Appleton, Moscoso, Takko, Peterson, Dunshee, Riccelli, Sawyer, Tharinger, Condotta, Gregerson, Stanford, Robinson, Fitzgibbon, Kilduff, Orwall, Ortiz-Self, Van De Wege, Goodman, Kirby, Blake, Wylie, Moeller, Fey, McBride, Hurst, Schmick, S. Hunt, and Griffey; by request of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Increasing academic rigor and streamlining assessment requirements for high school students.
Eliminates the tenth grade assessment and alternative assessments that students may use to obtain a certificate of academic achievement.Requires students to meet the standard on the smarter balanced English language arts and mathematics assessments administered in the eleventh grade.Requires students who fail to meet the standard on the smarter balanced assessments to take and pass locally determined courses in their senior year that align with their college or career goals, including, when available, high school transition courses.