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=2018.
by Representatives Kretz, Maycumber, Taylor, Buys, and Shea
Managing wolves using translocation.
Requires the department of fish and wildlife to initiate translocation of wolves immediately to regions with fewer wolves to reduce conflicts in areas where there have been known wildlife interactions that resulted in injury to livestock or dogs.Requires the translocation process to be expedited by all state agencies involved in the process and must be completed within three years from start to finish.
by Representatives Kretz, Maycumber, Walsh, Dent, Buys, Schmick, Van Werven, Manweller, Condotta, Hayes, Smith, Stokesbary, Haler, Barkis, and Griffey
Addressing the ecological effects of large-scale water withdrawals for urban domestic purposes.
Establishes the one Washington water act.Requires a city, with a population greater than one hundred thousand, to prepare an environmental impact statement in order to evaluate the past, present, and future environmental impacts of water withdrawals associated with domestic water consumption by the inhabitants of the city, before issuing a building permit for a building necessitating potable water.Prohibits a municipal water supplier, that supplies water to a city with a population greater than one hundred thousand, from: (1) Delivering more than three hundred fifty gallons per day to a single-family residence located within the city;(2) Delivering more than one hundred fifty gallons per day per residence to an apartment building, townhome, condominium, or other multifamily residential building located within the city; and(3) Supplying water in a way that results in the water being discharged from a publicly owned treatment works into a water resource inventory area that is different from the water resource inventory area in which the water originated.
by Representatives Maycumber, Chapman, Van Werven, Shea, Steele, Appleton, Young, and Reeves
Creating the veterans service officer program.
Creates the veterans service officer program in the department of veterans affairs to provide funding to underserved eligible counties to establish a veterans service officer within the county.Creates the veterans service officer fund.
by Representatives Condotta and Steele
Exempting information relating to the regulation of explosives from public disclosure.
Exempts the following from disclosure under the public records act: Records obtained and reports produced as required by the Washington state explosives act.
by Representatives Lovick, Haler, and Young; by request of Washington State Patrol
Clarifying the required color of certain lamps on vehicles.
Changes the colors that are required for stop lamps and signaling devices on certain vehicles.
by Representatives Lovick and Haler; by request of Washington State Patrol
Clarifying the exemption from safety belt use for physical or medical reasons.
Exempts an operator or passenger operating a commercial motor vehicle from the requirement to use safety belts.
by Representative Jinkins
Improving and updating administrative provisions related to the board of tax appeals.
Changes the composition of the board of tax appeals and updates the administrative provisions of the board.
by Representatives Jinkins, Stambaugh, Fitzgibbon, Gregerson, Caldier, Kilduff, Tharinger, Hansen, Orwall, Wylie, Stonier, Bergquist, Clibborn, Dolan, McBride, Kraft, Macri, Senn, Reeves, Haler, Riccelli, Valdez, Sawyer, Tarleton, Frame, Doglio, Fey, Robinson, Pollet, Kloba, Stanford, and Santos
Protecting personal information regarding sexual harassment claims.
Exempts the following from public inspection and copying under the public records act: The personal information of an agency employee who has made a claim with the agency of sexual harassment and has requested that his or her personal information not be disclosed without his or her consent.Subjects a person to civil liability if he or she: (1) Requests and obtains the personal information of an agency employee that has made a claim of sexual harassment; and(2) Uses the information to harass, stalk, threaten, or intimidate that employee.
by Representatives Senn, Dent, Eslick, Bergquist, Tharinger, Goodman, Doglio, Pollet, Kloba, Macri, and Santos
Improving access to mental health services for children and youth.
Reestablishes the children's mental health work group to: (1) Identify barriers to and opportunities for accessing mental health services for children and families; and(2) Advise the legislature on statewide mental health services for this population.Provides a December 30, 2020, expiration date for the work group.Expands the duties and responsibilities of the following: (1) The state health care authority;(2) The department of social and health services;(3) Behavioral health organizations;(4) Regional service areas;(5) The department of children, youth, and families;(6) The child and adolescent psychiatry residency program at the University of Washington; and(7) The office of the superintendent of public instruction.
by Representative Lytton
Relating to revenue.
Introduced by title and introductory section only, relating to revenue.
by Representatives Lytton and Ormsby
Providing that the department of revenue is the secretary of state's agent for all legal entity renewals.
States that the secretary of state's agent for issuing all of the legal entity renewals is the department of revenue.
by Representatives Kilduff, Stambaugh, Chapman, Muri, and Doglio
Concerning electric-assisted bicycles.
Modifies electric-assisted bicycle provisions with regard to: Permanently affixed stamps from the manufacturer or distributor; driver's license not required for operation; and prohibitions on where they may be driven.Requires an electric-assisted bicycle's electric motor to have a power output of no more than seven hundred fifty watts and meet the requirements of either a class 1 electric-assisted bicycle, class 2 electric-assisted bicycle or class 3 electric-assisted bicycle.
by Representatives McDonald, Irwin, and Van Werven
Protecting public safety by authorizing certain educational institutions to impose reasonable restrictions on registered sex and kidnapping offenders enrolled at those institutions.
Authorizes a community or technical college, if it receives notice regarding the enrollment of a student who is a registered sex offender or kidnapping offender classified as a risk level III, to impose reasonable restrictions on the student in order to protect the safety of other students, teachers, and personnel.
by Representatives Goodman, Dent, Lovick, McCaslin, and Reeves; by request of Department of Early Learning
Concerning background checks for persons providing child care services.
Requires the following to submit a new background application to the department of children, youth, and families, for renewal of a background clearance card or certificate: Agency licensees holding a license, persons who are employees, and persons who have been previously qualified by the department.
by Representatives Dent, Senn, McCaslin, Kagi, Goodman, Klippert, Lovick, Eslick, Griffey, Caldier, Reeves, Hargrove, Valdez, Frame, and Steele
Providing the list of foster parent rights and responsibilities to prospective and current foster parents.
Requires the list of rights and responsibilities of foster parents in partnership with foster parent representatives to be provided to: (1) Individuals participating in a foster parent orientation before licensure; and(2) Foster parents applying for license renewal.
by Representatives Kilduff and Muri
Concerning membership in the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system plan 2 for firefighters employed by the department of corrections or the department of social and health services and serving at a prison or civil commitment center located on an island.
Authorizes a member of plan 2 of the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system who was a member of the public employees' retirement system while employed by the department of social and health services or the department of corrections as a firefighter serving at a prison or civil commitment center on an island to: (1) Remain a member of the public employees' retirement system;(2) Leave any service credit earned as a member of the public employees' retirement system in that system, and have all future service earned in the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system plan 2, becoming a dual member; or(3) Make an election, filed with the department of retirement systems, to transfer service credit previously earned as a firefighter for the department of corrections or the department of social and health services in the public employees' retirement system plan 2 to the law enforcement officers' and firefighters' retirement system plan 2.
by Representatives Caldier, Kilduff, Dent, Senn, Frame, Doglio, McDonald, Pollet, and Santos
Concerning creation of the select committee on supported employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Creates the select committee on supported employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities.Expires December 30, 2018.
by Representative Kraft
Concerning utility service annexation covenants.
Prohibits a city or a code city from requiring the owner of a property located outside its corporate limits to enter into a utility service annexation covenant as a condition of extending utilities to the property.
by Representatives Kraft, Haler, and Pike
Requiring support by a majority of the people before annexation of a city, town, or unincorporated area.
Addresses the annexation of a city, town, or unincorporated area and the amount of support required from voters.
by Representative Kraft
Concerning the condominium and homeowners' association dispute resolution program.
Requires the attorney general to establish a pilot program for the resolution of condominium and homeowners' association disputes in Clark, King, and Spokane counties to provide owners and associations with a cost-effective and time-efficient process to resolve disputes regarding alleged violations of the horizontal property regimes act (condominiums), the condominium act, and the laws of homeowners' associations.Requires the chief administrative law judge, when requested by the attorney general, to assign an administrative law judge to conduct proceedings under this act.
by Representatives Kilduff, Senn, and Hayes
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 Representatives Chapman and Blake
Modifying provisions on spirits retailers.
Authorizes a former contract liquor store or a holder of former state liquor store operating rights sold at auction to operate its business in accordance with its license from premises other than the premises licensed at the time of the original auction; this also applies to subsequent purchasers following the original auction.
by Representatives Peterson, Doglio, Fitzgibbon, Riccelli, Bergquist, Tharinger, McBride, and Pollet
Reducing the use of certain toxic chemicals in firefighting activities.
Prohibits a manufacturer of class B firefighting foam from manufacturing, selling, offering for sale, or distributing for sale or use in this state class B firefighting foam to which PFAS chemicals have been intentionally added.Requires a manufacturer or other person that sells firefighting personal protective equipment to a person, local government, or state agency to provide written notice to the purchaser if the equipment contains PFAS chemicals.Authorizes the department of ecology to: (1) Request a certificate of compliance from a manufacturer of class B firefighting foam or firefighting personal protective equipment; and(2) Assist the department of enterprise services, other state agencies, fire protection districts, and other local governments to avoid purchasing or using firefighting agents containing PFAS chemicals.
by Representatives McCabe, Lovick, Dye, Pettigrew, Klippert, Irwin, Dent, Haler, and Jenkin
Concerning the drug-free zone perimeters designated under the uniform controlled substances act.
Modifies the uniform controlled substances act to increase the distance of certain drug-free zone perimeters, from one thousand feet to two thousand feet.
by Representatives Kagi, Senn, and Reeves; by request of Department of Social and Health Services
Concerning private case management of child welfare services.
Removes the responsibilities of supervising agencies as they pertain to child welfare services under chapters 13.34, 74.13, and 74.15 RCW.
by Representatives Pollet, Tarleton, and Kloba
Defining dyslexia as a specific learning disability and requiring early screening for dyslexia.
Requires each school district and charter school to: (1) Screen each student in kindergarten and first grade for indications of dyslexia; and(2) If the screening indicates that the student may be experiencing dyslexia, conduct formal testing to determine whether the student is eligible for special education and related services.Requires the superintendent of public instruction to review free, online screening tools and determine which of the screening tools are reliable, valid, and accurate in classifying students as at-risk or not at-risk for dyslexia.
by Representative Lytton
Relating to revenue.
Introduced by title and introductory section only, relating to revenue.
by Representatives Kagi and Jinkins
Concerning the baby court initiative.
Creates an initiative to support early interventions with substance-abusing parents through county treatment courts.Requires the family and juvenile court improvement grant program to: (1) Develop standards for baby courts;(2) Develop a process where a superior court may apply for grant funds from the grant program to establish a baby court;(3) Distribute grant funds to support baby courts in five superior courts;(4) Develop and define the outcome measures for baby courts;(5) Collect outcome measure data that is included in an annual report that summarizes the results of baby courts during the previous year; and(6) Sponsor and coordinate training for judicial officers and other professionals that participate in baby courts receiving grant funding.
by Representatives Kagi and Jinkins
Providing that certain local sales and use taxes may be used for prevention and outreach programs.
Authorizes the money collected from certain sales and use taxes to be used for prevention and outreach programs specifically targeted towards individuals who show signs or high risk factors associated with mental health or chemical dependency disorders.
by Representative Kagi
Concerning behavioral rehabilitation services.
Requires the children and families services program of the department of social and health services or the department of children, youth, and families to facilitate a stakeholder work group in an effort to design a behavioral rehabilitation services rate payment methodology that is based on actual provider costs of care.Requires the caseload forecast council to forecast the number of youth expected to receive behavioral rehabilitation services while involved in the foster care system.Requires expenditures for behavioral rehabilitation services placement to be forecasted and budgeted as maintenance level costs for purposes of the state budgeting, accounting, and reporting system (chapter 43.88 RCW).Provides a December 31, 2018, expiration date for the stakeholder work group.
by Representatives Stambaugh, Orwall, Haler, Riccelli, Valdez, Bergquist, Muri, Tarleton, Van Werven, Goodman, and Pollet
Implementing a tracking and early alert system to improve student success at community and technical colleges.
Requires each community and technical college, as part of a student success program, to implement a tracking and early alert system that is designed to: (1) Track students' progress;(2) Notify staff when a student may need additional academic support, advising, or other interventions; and(3) Connect the student to support services.Requires the state board for community and technical colleges to work with the community and technical colleges to implement this act and, if appropriate, use a purchasing consortium for the purchase of software or other technical assistance.
by Representatives Kloba, Johnson, Stonier, Macri, Valdez, Fey, and Stanford
Concerning expanded learning opportunities.
Modifies provisions relating to expanded learning opportunities.Reconstitutes the expanded learning opportunities advisory council within the center for the improvement of student learning.
by Representatives Taylor, Shea, and Young
Expanding recreational access to department of fish and wildlife and department of natural resources lands.
Expands recreational access to department of fish and wildlife land and department of natural resources land.
by Representatives Macri and Pollet
Concerning residential tenant protections.
Prohibits a landlord from evicting a tenant, subject to the residential landlord-tenant act, without a court order, which can be issued by a court only after the tenant has an opportunity at a show cause hearing to contest the eviction.
by Representatives Pollet, Valdez, Ryu, Wylie, and Tarleton
Concerning the sale of lead ammunition to persons under 21.
Prohibits selling, transferring, or otherwise making available any ammunition other than nonlead ammunition to a person who is under the age of twenty-one.Requires the department of health to develop and make available a handout and warning sign regarding the adverse health risks from exposure to lead for persons under the age of twenty-one and the risk for lead exposure arising from the use of lead ammunition while engaged in sport shooting activities for distribution to and use by firearms dealers and firearms ranges.
by Representatives Muri, Haler, Stambaugh, Walsh, McCaslin, and Young
Regarding child sex trafficking.
Places responsibility on a web site operator that has a significant business purpose for marketing individuals for commercial sex purposes for the content of advertisements featuring minors on its web site.
by Representatives Lovick, Sells, McCabe, Senn, Pettigrew, Riccelli, Ortiz-Self, Ryu, Orwall, Wylie, Valdez, Hudgins, and Chapman
Addressing motor truck parking.
Requires the department of transportation to develop a program to educate drivers of motor trucks regarding parking options for motor trucks.Allows a person to stop, stand, or park a motor truck for up to eleven hours in a rest area or safety rest area within the limits of the right-of-way of interstate highways or other state highways.
by Representatives Kirby and Walsh
Concerning vehicle dealer licensing.
Requires the department of licensing to renew a wholesale vehicle dealer license of a wholesale vehicle dealer who has held the license continuously for at least the previous six years and who meets certain requirements.
by Representatives Tharinger, Doglio, Peterson, McBride, and Van Werven
Concerning efficiency updates for capital budget appropriations allocated for public art.
Addresses capital budget appropriations allocated for public art, and efficiency updates for.Allows a state agency working with the state arts commission, for projects funded in the capital budget, to expend up to ten percent of the projected art allocation for a project during the design phase in order to select an artist and design art to be integrated in the building design.Requires at least eighty-five percent of the money spent by the state arts commission during each biennium to be expended solely for direct acquisition of works of art.
by Senators Chase and Warnick
Concerning a rail line over the Milwaukee Road corridor.
Removes the July 1, 2019, expiration date for the statutes involving a rail line over the Milwaukee Road corridor between Ellensburg and Marengo.
by Senator Miloscia
Concerning the goal of ending homelessness.
Finds and declares that: (1) Homelessness is a crisis in this state and of particular concern is the alarming number of runaway and unaccompanied homeless children;(2) There must be no runaway and unaccompanied homeless children in our state by July 1, 2019; and(3) To achieve this goal and address this crisis, a runaway and unaccompanied homeless child is to be considered neglected and every effort must be made to reunify the child with his or her family or guardian.Makes appropriations from: (1) The general fund to the department of commerce to be distributed to five housing authorities and five community action agencies to implement a quality management system and prepare and submit an application to the Washington quality awards program; and(2) The performance audits of government account to the state auditor's office for an audit to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of state homeless programs.
by Senators O'Ban, Darneille, Chase, and Kuderer
Concerning suspension of the evaluation, detention, and commitment of persons with a substance use disorder when secure detoxification facility beds are not available.
Modifies mental illness provisions with regard to the suspension of the evaluation, detention, and commitment of persons with a substance use disorder when secure detoxification facility beds are not available.
by Senators Padden, Liias, and Pedersen
Providing coroners with additional subpoena duces tecum authority.
Authorizes a coroner, in the course of an active or ongoing death investigation, to request that the superior court issue subpoenas for production of documents or other records and command each person to whom the subpoena is directed to produce and permit inspection and copying of documentary evidence or tangible things in the possession, custody, or control of that person at a specified time and place.
by Senators Honeyford, Cleveland, Warnick, and Walsh
Concerning publicly owned industrial wastewater treatment facilities.
Authorizes the department of ecology, when making loans for water pollution control facilities, to provide loans to publicly owned industrial wastewater treatment facilities that reduce the burden on a municipal wastewater facility.
by Senators Warnick, Honeyford, and Van De Wege; by request of Department of Agriculture
Updating laws concerning agricultural fairs, youth shows, and exhibitions.
Modifies provisions regarding agricultural fairs, youth shows, and exhibitions on the following: (1) The state fair fund;(2) Categories of agricultural fairs that may be eligible for state allocations;(3) Eligibility requirements for those allocations;(4) Reimbursements for incurred operating expenses; and(5) Terms of the members of the fairs commission.
by Senators Warnick and Van De Wege; by request of Department of Agriculture
Concerning certificates of veterinary inspection for animals brought into the state.
Modifies requirements for certificates of veterinary inspection for animals brought into the state.
by Senators Hobbs and Conway
Concerning unreduced retirement age for members of the public safety employees' retirement system.
Allows a member of the public safety employees' retirement system to retire if he or she: (1) Has completed at least ten service credit years in the retirement system;(2) First became employed by an employer in an eligible position before May 1, 2013; and(3) Has attained age fifty-seven.
by Senator Mullet; by request of Housing Finance Commission
Concerning facilities financing by the housing finance commission.
Prohibits the housing finance commission from exceeding eight billion dollars of outstanding indebtedness at any time.
by Senators Walsh, Kuderer, Fain, Hunt, Rivers, Van De Wege, Becker, Cleveland, and Dhingra
Allowing certain adult family homes to increase capacity to eight beds.
Authorizes an adult family home to provide services to up to eight adults upon approval from the department of social and health services.Requires an applicant who is requesting to increase bed capacity to seven or eight beds to successfully demonstrate financial solvency and management experience for the home, the ability to meet other relevant standards, and how to mitigate the potential impact of vehicular traffic related to the operation of the home.
by Senators Hunt, Kuderer, Short, Warnick, Honeyford, and Chase
Concerning hours of availability for inspection and copying of public records.
Allows cities, towns, and special purpose districts, that customarily maintain office hours of less than thirty hours per week, to continue to do so, however, they must post at their headquarters and on their web site, directions on how to contact their personnel to inspect or copy public records.
by Senators Mullet, Rivers, Pedersen, Hunt, Billig, Rolfes, Carlyle, Dhingra, Kuderer, and Zeiger
Concerning the Washington history day program.
Transfers the responsibility for administering the Washington history day program from the Washington state historical society to the office of the superintendent of public instruction.Creates the Washington history day account.
by Senators Hasegawa, Kuderer, Chase, Wellman, Saldaña, Palumbo, Ranker, Rolfes, Conway, Keiser, and Hunt
Developing a publicly owned depository business plan.
Requires the department of commerce to work with the department of financial institutions, the office of financial management, the state treasurer, the attorney general, and other appropriate agencies to contract with an entity with expertise in public finance and commercial and public banking to develop: (1) An organizational and governance structure appropriate for public banking; and(2) A business plan to establish a publicly owned depository for infrastructure development and local government funding assistance.
by Senators Cleveland, Rivers, Conway, Keiser, Kuderer, Chase, and Saldaña
Updating health benefit exchange statutes.
Modernizes state health benefit exchange statutes by: (1) Aligning statutes with current practice; and(2) Clarifying changes to the state health benefit exchange enabling statute.
by Senators Warnick, Dhingra, Conway, and Van De Wege; by request of LEOFF Plan 2 Retirement Board
Addressing the definition of veteran.
Includes in the definition of "veteran," for the purpose of RCW 41.26.520 (service credit for paid leave of absence--officers of labor organizations--unpaid leave of absence--military service--death or disability while providing emergency management services), every person or member, who at the time he or she seeks certain benefits, has received an honorable discharge, is actively serving honorably, or received a discharge for physical reasons with an honorable record and who meets certain criteria.
by Senators Hobbs and King; by request of Department of Transportation
Concerning reimbursement of the financing of the Alaskan Way viaduct replacement project.
Requires the tolling authority to establish, and the department of transportation to charge and collect, tolls and fees on the portion of state route number 99 that is a deep bore tunnel for certain costs and financial requirements of the tolled portion of the Alaskan Way viaduct replacement project.Requires the department of transportation, in consultation with the office of the state treasurer, for determining the amount of bonds to be designated as reimbursable bonds and enabling the tolling authority to establish the initial toll rates on the portion of state route number 99 that is a deep bore tunnel, to prepare and submit an Alaskan Way viaduct replacement project toll reimbursement plan to the tolling authority.Requires toll charges to be used to repay the transportation partnership account for amounts transferred from the transportation partnership account to the highway bond retirement fund.
by Senators Fain, Keiser, Takko, and Short
Requiring a public hearing before a local government may remove a recorded restrictive covenant from land owned by the local government.
Requires a city, town, municipal corporation, code city, or county to hold a public hearing upon a proposal to remove, vacate, or extinguish a recorded restrictive covenant from property owned by the local government before the action is finalized.
by Senators Palumbo and Walsh
Exempting alcohol manufacturers from the food storage warehouse license.
Exempts the following from the licensing requirements of the state liquor and cannabis board under chapter 66.24 RCW (sentences--stamp taxes): A food storage warehouse used to store alcohol beverages manufactured or distributed under a license issued under chapter 66.24 RCW is not required to be licensed under this act, provided alcohol beverages are the only food stored in the warehouse.
by Senators Walsh, Conway, Hasegawa, Chase, and Keiser
Ensuring access to community-based services for developmentally disabled citizens currently served by the developmental disabilities administration.
Modifies provisions regarding access for developmentally disabled citizens, to community-based services, currently served by the developmental disabilities administration.
by Senators Carlyle, Chase, and Hunt
Creating a task force on state and local property tax reform.
Creates the legislative task force on state and local property tax reform to conduct a study of state and local property tax systems and make recommendations to the legislature to improve the tax systems.
by Senators Warnick, Becker, and Short
Regarding dangerous dogs.
Authorizes fish and wildlife officers and ex officio fish and wildlife officers to lethally remove a feral dog, including a wolf-dog hybrid, if the dog poses a threat to human safety, domestic animals, or livestock.Changes the requirements of an owner of a dangerous dog with regard to a city or county issuing a certificate of registration to the owner of the dog.
by Senators Warnick, McCoy, Chase, and Saldaña
Providing the director of the department of fish and wildlife the authority to issue permits to the Wanapum Indians for other freshwater food fish for ceremonial and subsistence purposes.
Authorizes the director of the department of fish and wildlife to issue permits to members of the Wanapum band of Indians to also take other freshwater food fish for ceremonial and subsistence purposes.
by Senators Cleveland and Rivers; by request of Department of Health
Concerning nonresident pharmacies.
Requires a nonresident pharmacy, for initial licensure and renewal of a license by the department of health, to submit a copy of an inspection report conducted by an inspection program approved by the pharmacy quality assurance commission and issued within two years of application or renewal of a license.
by Senators Warnick, Takko, Rivers, Short, Becker, Hunt, Van De Wege, Schoesler, Braun, Honeyford, Conway, Wagoner, and Zeiger
Ensuring the funding of fairs.
Requires the money received as the result of the imposition of the state retail sales tax on sales occurring during events held at fairgrounds where agricultural fairs occur, to be deposited into the fair fund.Requires the department of revenue to notify the state treasurer when the collected money for a fiscal year is three million dollars.
by Senators Cleveland, Ranker, Rivers, Frockt, Keiser, Carlyle, and Kuderer
Concerning the handling of child forensic interview and child interview digital recordings.
Provides a definition of "child forensic interview" for purposes of chapter 26.44 RCW (abuse of children).Requires each county to revise and expand its existing child sexual abuse investigation protocol to include the handling of child forensic interview digital recordings.Subjects a digital recording of a child forensic interview or child interview, disclosed in a criminal or civil proceeding, to a protective order or other order as appropriate.Exempts the following from public inspection and copying under the public records act: A recording of a child forensic interview digital recording or recording of other child interview that depicts or describes allegations of abuse or exposure to violence, except by court order upon a showing of good cause and only with advance notice to the child's guardian.
by Senators Mullet and Rivers
Gives paraeducators, currently employed and hired before September 1, 2018, until September 1, 2019, to meet certain minimum employment standards.Requires paraeducators hired on or after September 1, 2018, to meet the standards when they are hired.Requires non-title I school districts to provide a report, to the professional educator standards paraeducator board, of how many current paraeducators have and how many have not met the minimum employment requirements.Revises requirements for participation in the pipeline for paraeducators conditional scholarship program.Gives school districts from September 1, 2019, to September 1, 2020, to provide the fundamental course of study to all paraeducators hired before September 1, 2019.Makes appropriations from the general fund to the professional educator standards board to provide overall oversight and procure or develop professional development for specialty certificates and align courses with general certificate professional development, including any necessary changes or edits to general certificate online modules.
by Senators Zeiger, Hobbs, Wellman, and Hasegawa
Regarding career and technical education in alternative learning experience programs.
States that, in addition to the allocation provided by the superintendent of public instruction to school districts for each student enrolled in an alternative learning experience course, if a course is a vocational alternative learning experience course then the allocated state funding must also include vocational program funding enhancements.
by Senators Wellman and Honeyford
Concerning the integration of reclaimed water, water system planning, and groundwater source protection.
Requires a permit applicant or permittee to enter into a written agreement with the group A public water system before he or she may distribute, supply, use, or otherwise make available reclaimed water for use or distribution at one or more locations within the retail or wholesale service area of a group A public water system.Requires the permit applicant or permittee and the affected group A public water system to enter into a written agreement that contains terms and conditions to protect groundwater quality before he or she may convey, distribute, store, supply, or use reclaimed water at one or more locations within, or in hydrologic connection to, an aquifer or groundwater source covered by a critical aquifer recharge area, a wellhead protection area, or a sole source aquifer area.
by Senator Miloscia
Creating a comprehensive opioid oversight system.
Requires the governor to appoint a drug czar within the department of health to: (1) Coordinate state and local opioid misuse and overdose prevention efforts in the state;(2) Establish an opioid treatment information system; and(3) Develop recommendations for increasing treatment on-demand services. Requires the drug czar, in collaboration with the governor's office, to: (1) Create a five-year state opioid prevention plan for addressing opioid misuse and overdose prevention efforts; and(2) Implement an opioid treatment information system for the ongoing collection and updates of information about opioid use, misuse, and treatment in the state.
by Senators Kuderer, Wellman, Chase, Keiser, and Van De Wege
Concerning salaries of nonprofit health carriers.
Requires a health carrier, that is a nonprofit organization and has a paid board of directors, to convene a panel of enrollees who will: (1) Set the compensation and benefit levels of the carrier's board of directors; and(2) Approve the compensation and benefit levels of the carrier's employees with the top five highest levels of compensation and benefits.
by Senators Braun, Keiser, King, Mullet, Palumbo, and Conway; by request of Department of Labor & Industries
Allowing the department to use a different assumption for annual investment returns for the reserve funds for self-insured and state fund pension claims.
Revises the state industrial insurance act to authorize the department of labor and industries to use a different assumption for annual investment returns for the reserve funds for self-insured and state fund pension claims.
by Senators Walsh, Hunt, Keiser, and Saldaña
Concerning additional poverty-based learning assistance program allocation.
Requires each school to receive an allocation, in addition to funding allocated to provide supplemental instruction and services for students who are not meeting academic standards, based on a four-year rolling average of the per-pupil amount received by the school for all students in the school who were eligible for free and reduced-price meals in the prior four years.
by Senator Van De Wege
Establishing a statewide steelhead endorsement program.
Requires a steelhead endorsement, at a cost of five dollars, in addition to a recreational license in order to fish recreationally for steelhead statewide.Creates the statewide recreational steelhead endorsement account.
by Senators Wellman, Carlyle, McCoy, Van De Wege, Billig, Chase, Keiser, and Kuderer
Concerning the use of perfluorinated chemicals in food packaging.
Prohibits a person from manufacturing, knowingly selling, offering for sale, distributing for sale, or distributing for food packaging to which perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals have been intentionally added in any amount.Requires the department of ecology to: (1) Conduct an assessment to determine if safer alternatives exist; and(2) Publish its findings in the Washington State Register on whether a safer alternative exists.
by Senators Hunt, Wellman, Kuderer, Liias, Chase, Conway, Keiser, and Saldaña
Concerning public schools.
Recognizes, based on input from school districts, as they attempt to implement the major education funding reforms, changes to the initial policies will be needed to ensure the policies do not negatively impact school districts or their employees and can be carried out as intended; and also recognizes that the state supreme court ruled the state is not on track to meet the September 1, 2018, deadline to fully implement its program of basic education.Addresses public school provisions regarding compensation, levies, school district education funding, and collective bargaining.Provides that sections 401 through 403 of this act are null and void if appropriations are approved.Provides that section 502 of this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by Senators Palumbo, Ranker, Carlyle, Nelson, Zeiger, Schoesler, and Kuderer
Concerning concurrent enrollment programs and college preparatory with examination programs.
Declares an intent to establish a clear student-focused policy for concurrent enrollment and college preparatory programs with examination in the state that recognizes, without preference for a single program, the selection of quality programs leading to a credential, certificate, or degree completion.Requires the state board for community and technical colleges and the four-year institutions of higher education to convene a work group to collaborate on the benefits, challenges, and best practices surrounding concurrent enrollment and college preparation programs in the state.Requires the education data center to convene a work group to provide consistent, easily understood concurrent enrollment programs and college preparatory programs by examination data among institutions of higher education and K-12 schools within the state.
by Senators Becker, Cleveland, Rivers, Brown, Bailey, Fain, Kuderer, and Van De Wege
Concerning telemedicine payment parity.
Requires the office of financial management to establish a telemedicine payment parity pilot program to provide parity in reimbursement for certain health care services.Requires the state auditor's office to conduct an acturarial review of the pilot program.Requires certain health care professionals to complete telemedicine training created by the University of Washington telehealth services.
by Senators Saldaña, Chase, Hasegawa, Hunt, and Kuderer
Concerning local authority to address affordable housing needs through regulation of rent and associated charges.
Repeals RCW 35.21.830 and 36.01.130 to abolish statewide bans on local laws that regulate rent.
by Senator Hunt
Concerning diaper changing stations at restaurants.
Requires a restaurant, with an occupancy of at least sixty persons and that offers a children's menu, to install and maintain at least one diaper changing station accessible to women and one accessible to men, or one accessible to both.