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=2016.
by House Committee on Capital Budget (originally sponsored by Representatives Farrell, Holy, Pollet, Shea, Nealey, Walsh, Scott, Kagi, Senn, Johnson, and Short)
Concerning administrative processes of the state parks and recreation commission that require a majority vote of the commission.
Authorizes the state parks and recreation commission, with the affirmative vote of at least five members of the commission, to enter into a lease for up to sixty-two years for property at Saint Edward state park.Requires the department of commerce, in consultation with the state parks and recreation commission, to conduct a study on the economic feasibility of potential public or nonprofit uses of the seminary building at Saint Edward state park.
by Representative Young
Improving constituent access and representative engagement.
Establishes the improving constituent access and representative engagement act.Authorizes local governments to lease office space to legislative members and establishes that local governments that do so are not thereby obligated to lease real property of the local government to other parties, including the state or private parties.
by Representative Dunshee
Addressing the legislative balanced budget requirement by fully accounting for the cost of basic education by including the costs currently paid through local levies in the four year outlook.
Addresses the legislative balanced budget requirement by fully accounting for the cost of basic education by including the costs currently paid through local levies in the four-year outlook.
by Representatives Young, Caldier, Shea, Scott, Taylor, Condotta, Buys, Rodne, Parker, Klippert, Hargrove, McCaslin, Dye, Harris, Holy, Orcutt, Dent, Hayes, Wilcox, Barkis, Wilson, Pike, Vick, Nealey, Harmsworth, Chandler, McCabe, Schmick, Kretz, Muri, Griffey, Stambaugh, DeBolt, Haler, Kochmar, Short, and Kristiansen
Concerning the exercise of expressive rights following school sports activities.
Provides that immediately after a school sports activity is completed, any grounds of the school open to the public after the school day has ended or on a weekend day is a designated public forum where all individuals may safely assemble to talk with other individuals, including praying with one another.
by Representatives Haler and Klippert
Prohibiting purchases of land within urban growth areas by state agencies.
Prohibits a state agency from purchasing land lying within an urban growth area, designated in accordance with the growth management act, in a county located east of the crest of the Cascade mountain range.