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 Sullivan and Stokesbary
Concerning the compensation of qualified professionals appointed to a community facilities district board of supervisors.
Prohibits an elected member of the applicable legislative authority, serving as a supervisor on the community facilities district board of supervisors, from receiving compensation, other than expenses, including traveling expenses, necessarily incurred in the discharge of their duties.Entitles a qualified professional appointed to the board of supervisors to reasonable compensation, in accordance with their professional expertise, and expenses, including traveling expenses, necessarily incurred in the discharge of their duties.
by Representatives Pollet, Doglio, and Stambaugh
Providing feminine hygiene products in public schools at no cost to students.
Requires feminine hygiene products to be available to students in women's and gender-neutral restrooms of public school buildings at no cost.
by Representatives Nealey, Hayes, and Johnson
Dedicating business and occupation tax revenue generated by data processing and information services to the Washington internet crimes against children account.
Requires the money received, as a result of the imposition of business and occupation taxes on business activities attributable to data processing and information services, to be deposited in the Washington internet crimes against children account.
by Representatives McBride, Barkis, Ryu, Appleton, Senn, and Santos
Creating a Washington affordable housing tax credit program.
Allows a qualified taxpayer a Washington affordable housing tax credit, for tax years during the credit period, with respect to the taxes imposed by RCW 48.14.020 (taxes on premiums) or RCW 82.16.020 (public utility taxes--additional taxes).Prohibits a qualified taxpayer from claiming a tax credit greater than forty percent of the tax due pursuant to RCW 48.14.020 or 82.16.020, before application of any tax credits.Authorizes the housing finance commission to allocate a credit to the owner of a qualified development by issuing an allocation certificate to the owner.
by Representatives Smith, Fitzgibbon, Doglio, and Senn
Concerning Washington's economic development potential as a world leader in the responsible management of postconsumer materials.
Requires the department of commerce to arrange for the completion of an economic analysis of recyclable material and solid waste processing, export, and disposal activities in the state.Requires the department of ecology to: (1) With input from material recovery facility operators and other stakeholders, develop guidelines designed to help counties and cities reduce collected recyclable material contamination rates and promote statewide best practices in the types and materials of recyclable material collection; and(2) Include, in prioritizing the evaluation of the solid waste stream, present economic opportunities for material recovery, recycling, and reuse.
by Representatives Pike and Shea
Excluding veterans' disability related compensation or benefits from consideration in determining child support obligations.
Prohibits a court from: (1) Including certain disability-related benefits or compensation paid by the veterans' administration in gross income for purposes of calculating the child support obligation or deviation from the standard calculation; or(2) Requiring disclosure of the benefits or compensation to the court.
by Representatives Dye, Blake, Dent, Chapman, Pettigrew, and Johnson
Limiting the application of certain civil penalties to protect landowners from incurring penalties based on the actions of the landowner's lessee.
Prohibits the department of ecology from levying a civil penalty against a landowner if the actions of the landowner's lessee are the basis for the violation; in that case, the department may levy the civil penalty against the lessee.
by Representatives Orcutt, Johnson, Walsh, Appleton, Hargrove, and Steele
Allowing leased land in a mobile home park or manufactured housing community to qualify for the senior, veteran, and persons with disabilities property tax exemption.
States that a mobile home park or manufactured housing community is eligible for a partial property tax exemption if the landlord leases or rents a mobile home lot to a tenant who qualifies for an exemption from all or a portion of excess and regular real property taxes.Requires the landlord, in any year in which he or she receives a partial property tax exemption, to reduce the lease or rental amount for the tenant by an amount equal to the exemption attributed to the lot.Requires the county assessor, when a tenant claims an exemption, to calculate the amount of exemption for the mobile home park or manufactured housing community and notify the landlord.Expires January 1, 2029.
by Representatives Orcutt, Johnson, Appleton, and Steele
Providing rental assistance to mobile home park tenants.
Creates a mobile home/manufactured housing rental assistance program to assist low-income tenants of mobile homes or manufactured housing to maintain an affordable level of rental payments for a mobile home lot.Authorizes a tenant to apply to the department of commerce to receive monetary rental assistance.Authorizes the department to give an eligible tenant monetary rental assistance, on a monthly basis and as funding allows, to assist in the payment of rent.Changes the name of "the office of mobile/manufactured home relocation assistance" to "the office of mobile/manufactured home relocation and rental assistance," and requires the office to administer the rental assistance program, including verifying the initial and continued eligibility of tenants for monetary rental assistance.
by Representative Orcutt
Concerning family cemeteries.
Establishes a family cemetery permit, issued by the funeral and cemetery board, which authorizes the burial and permanent disposition, on private property, of the human remains of not more than a total of ten related individuals.
by Representatives Muri, Orwall, Peterson, Smith, Van Werven, and Kraft
Concerning 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 Kloba, Kirby, McBride, and Appleton
Concerning ticket sales over the internet.
Prohibits a person, firm, or corporation from: (1) Reselling or engaging in the business of reselling tickets to a place of entertainment without first having procured a license from the department of licensing for each location at which business will be conducted; or(2) Operating an internet web site or other electronic service that provides a mechanism for two or more parties to participate in a resale transaction or that facilitates resale transactions by certain means without first having procured a license from the department of licensing for each location at which business will be conducted.
by Representative Kirby
Concerning appraisal management companies and appraisal fees.
Modifies provisions relating to appraisal management companies and appraisal fees.
by Representatives Muri, Kraft, and Young
Requesting that the Brown Farm Road Northeast bridge at exit 114 over I-5 be named the "Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Bridge."
Requests that the Brown Farm Road Northeast Bridge at exit 114 over I-5 be named the Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans Bridge.
by Representatives Muri, Kraft, and Young
Requesting that the South Tacoma Way bridge at exit 127 over I-5 be named the "World War I Veterans Memorial Bridge."
Requests that the South Tacoma Way Bridge at exit 127 over I-5 be named the World War I Veterans Memorial Bridge.
by Senators Fain, Braun, Sheldon, Wagoner, and Wilson
Extending a sales and use tax exemption for disabled veterans and members of the armed forces for certain equipment and services that assist physically challenged persons to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Delays, until July 1, 2028, the expiration date of the sales and use tax exemption for mobility adaptive equipment required to customize vehicles for their safe operation by disabled veterans and members of the armed forces.
by Senators Braun, Short, and Wilson
Eliminating the reduction in state basic education funding that occurs in counties with federal forestlands.
Stops the reduction of state basic education funding to school districts in counties with federal forest lands.
by Senators Braun, Fain, Hobbs, Sheldon, and Wilson
Concerning the designation and support of projects of statewide significance.
Modifies provisions regarding projects of statewide significance.Provides a business and occupation tax credit and a public utility tax credit for investments in a qualifying project.
by Senators Braun, Rivers, and Wilson
Ensuring compliance with the state's fiduciary duty in managing state trust lands.
Requires the department of natural resources to: (1) Endeavor to generate an average of two hundred thirty million dollars from state lands and state forestlands each year;(2) Evaluate its lands portfolio and revenue streams, management practices, and transaction processes, and develop options and recommendations to promote achievement of this goal;(3) Seek to account for the volatility of forest product markets and consider ways to mitigate the impact of market downturns on its revenues; and(4) Annually adjust the two hundred thirty million dollar goal for inflation, however, it may not count trust land transfer funds towards the goal.Requires the joint legislative audit and review committee to develop methods or tools to estimate the current asset value of state lands and forestlands.
by Senators Braun, Angel, Becker, and Rivers
Directing the health care authority to submit a waiver to pursue reforms to the state medicaid program.
Requires the state health care authority to submit a demonstration waiver request under section 1115 of the social security act to the federal centers for medicare and medicaid services.Requires the waiver request to be designed to achieve the broadest federal financial participation and, to the extent permitted under federal law, shall authorize: (1) Eliminating the three-month retroactive coverage benefit for applicants, other than pregnant women and children under one year old, for medical benefits under the social security act;(2) Establishing a work requirement for able-bodied adults ages nineteen through sixty-four without dependents; and(3) The development of an alternative payment methodology for federally qualified health centers that enables capitated or global payment of enhanced payments.
by Senators Braun and Wilson
Changing rule-making requirements to require a yearly expiration.
Requires a rule adopted or amended before November 1st of any year to expire on June 1st of the year following adoption unless the legislature acts to postpone the expiration, unless the agency adopting the rule has successfully completed an excellence assessment by an independent examiner.Prohibits a rule that is expired from being readopted by an agency unless expressly authorized by statute.
by Senators Baumgartner, Hobbs, Mullet, Fain, Short, and Wilson
Lowering the ceiling of the business and occupation manufacturing tax rate to 0.2904 percent.
Lowers the business and occupation tax rate ceiling to 0.2904 for manufacturers in the state to increase the sustainability of manufacturing.
by Senators Braun, Fain, O'Ban, Schoesler, Short, and Wilson
Reducing community and technical college tuition.
Requires, in the 2018-2019 academic year, tuition operating fees for resident undergraduates at community and technical colleges, excluding applied baccalaureate degrees, to be ten percent less than the 2017-2018 academic year tuition operating fees.Requires the legislature to appropriate to the state board for community and technical colleges, beginning with the 2018 supplemental omnibus appropriations act, an amount that is at least equal to the total state funds appropriated in the 2017-2019 omnibus appropriations act and the net revenue loss from resident undergraduate tuition operating fees based on budgeted full-time equivalent enrollment received for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium.
by Senators Chase, Brown, Hasegawa, Wagoner, Wellman, Takko, and Conway
Establishing the future of work task force.
Creates the future of work task force to: (1) Inventory and periodically assess trends and factors that are current or potential drivers of transformation of industries and work in the state;(2) Identify policies and practices that will help businesses, workers, and communities thrive economically, while responding to rapid changes in technology, workplace practices, environmental and security issues, and global interdependence;(3) Recommend mechanisms and structures for sustainable industry sector partnerships through which employers and workers can collaborate to support their sector's growth; and(4) Create a policy framework that supports a talent development pipeline and lifelong learning structure.Makes an appropriation from the general fund to the workforce training and education coordinating board for the purposes of this act.
by Senators Chase and Short
Concerning community economic revitalization board administered broadband infrastructure.
Revises section 1021, chapter 2, Laws of 2018, which was adopted in the capital budget, and relates to broadband infrastructure administered by the community economic revitalization board.
by Senators Hasegawa and Warnick
Concerning design-build and job order contracting for alternative public works.
Modifies alternative public works provisions regarding design-build and job order contracting.
by Senators O'Ban and Angel
Establishing an equitable debt service repayment plan for the Tacoma Narrows bridge.
Addresses the Tacoma Narrows bridge repayment plan.Declares an intent, in order to offset the toll rate increases that would otherwise be necessary to meet increases in future debt service payments, to set forth state contributions in the transportation budget for each fiscal biennium through the life of the debt service plan of up to one hundred twenty-five million dollars.Expires June 30, 2032.
by Senators Palumbo and Van De Wege
Establishing the joint legislative task force on fire service administration.
Finds that the administration of emergency response and fire suppression services in the state is fragmented at the statewide level with responsibilities being fulfilled by the state patrol, the state military department, and the department of natural resources among others.Creates the joint legislative task force on fire service administration to examine the current administrative structure and division of responsibilities and recommend improvements which are intended to streamline, consolidate, and increase the efficiency of fire suppression and emergency response services.Expires December 31, 2018.
by Senators Rolfes, Cleveland, Conway, Saldaña, and Sheldon
Expanding the access to baby and child dentistry program to serve children with disabilities.
Requires the state health care authority to: (1) Expand the access to baby and child dentistry program to include children with disabilities as eligible clients; and(2) Pay enhanced fees for program services to dentists certified to provide the services to those children.Requires children with disabilities, once enrolled in the program, to: (1) Be covered until their thirteenth birthday; and(2) Receive all services and benefits received by program clients.Requires a dentist to: (1) Be licensed to practice dentistry; and(2) Complete a course on treating children with disabilities as defined by the state health care authority in rule.
by Senators Darneille and Saldaña
Concerning diversion of juvenile offenses.
Revises juvenile justice act of 1977 provisions regarding: (1) Diversion agreement limits and positive youth development; and(2) Community-based and restorative justice programs to divert youth from formal processing in juvenile court.
by Senators Hobbs, Rolfes, O'Ban, Brown, and Wilson
Modifying vehicular assault provisions.
Establishes the Leprechaun Cain act.Declares a person guilty of vehicular assault if he or she operates or drives a vehicle with disregard for the safety of others and causes substantial bodily harm to a vulnerable user of a public way.
by Senators Warnick, Short, Walsh, and Sheldon
Increasing marijuana revenue distributed to counties, cities, and towns.
Requires the legislature to appropriate fifty percent of marijuana excise taxes, deposited into the general fund the prior fiscal year, to the treasurer for distribution to counties, cities, and towns, if: For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and each subsequent fiscal year, marijuana excise tax collections deposited into the general fund in the prior fiscal year exceed twenty-five million dollars.
by Senators Rivers and Palumbo
Concerning early literacy.
Modifies education-related provisions relating to: (1) State menus of best practices and strategies;(2) Recording growth in the learning assistance program;(3) Literacy screening and diagnostic literacy assessments;(4) Significant literacy challenges and implementation of an intensive literacy improvement strategy; and(5) Submission of school level literacy improvement plans to the superintendent of public instruction.
by Senator Miloscia
Creating a director of homelessness for certain counties.
Requires the department of commerce to: (1) Create the position of director of homelessness; and(2) In conjunction with the housing finance commission, the department of children, youth, and families, and the department of social and health services, supply information and assistance as necessary for the director to carry out his or her duties.Requires the director to: (1) Work to create greater levels of interagency coordination;(2) Coordinate state and local agency efforts addressing homelessness in every county;(3) Consider homeownership and rental housing as viable options for the provision of housing;(4) Six months after the state's homeless census, and in consultation with the interagency council on homelessness and the affordable housing advisory board, prepare and publish a ten-year homeless housing strategic plan; and(5) Work in consultation with the interagency council on homelessness, the affordable housing advisory board, and the state advisory council on homelessness to develop certain performance measures.
by Senators Padden and Billig
Concerning temporary homeless housing by religious organizations.
Addresses a religious organization's hosting of temporary encampments for the homeless on property owned and/or controlled by the organization.Prohibits a city, town, code city, or county from enacting an ordinance or regulation or taking any other action that: (1) Requires the installation of fire sprinklers or any structural modification to the size of windows or doors in buildings owned and operated by the organization that were built in accordance with the laws at the time of construction and are being used for housing the homeless; or(2) Changes the certificate of occupancy for a building.Requires a religious organization, for buildings owned by the organization and being used for housing the homeless, to install smoke detectors in accordance with the smoke detector manufacturer's recommendations at the request of the fire code official.