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 House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Pettigrew, Stokesbary, Nealey, Springer, Macri, and Pollet)
Modifying the lodging excise tax to remove the exemption for premises with fewer than sixty lodging units and to tax certain vacation rentals, short-term home-sharing arrangements, and other compensated use or occupancy of dwellings.
Equalizes the taxation levied under section 2 (4) and (5) of this act (RCW 36.100.040) by applying it to all lodging, regardless of the number of lodging units in premises subject to the taxation.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Graves, Dye, Kilduff, Jinkins, and Young)
Concerning the right to control disposition of the remains of a deceased minor child.
Requires the surviving parents to: (1) In a case in which the right to control the disposition of the remains of a deceased minor child vests in the parents and the parents do not agree about the disposition, attempt to resolve disagreements promptly and in good faith through mediation; and(2) If an agreement cannot be made, file a petition in superior court to decide the matter.Provides immunity from civil or criminal liability, for the cemetery authority or a funeral establishment, regarding the burial or cremation of a deceased minor child.
by House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Kilduff, Muri, Kraft, Stanford, Eslick, McBride, Sawyer, Orcutt, Haler, Senn, Reeves, Young, Ryu, and Doglio)
Concerning tax relief for adaptive automotive equipment for veterans and service members with disabilities.
Delays, until July 1, 2028, the expiration of the sales and use tax exemption for adaptive equipment required to customize vehicles for disabled veterans in order to: (1) Provide specific financial relief for severely injured veterans; and(2) Ameliorate a negative consequence of the state's tax structure.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Morris, Hudgins, Smith, Slatter, Tharinger, Macri, Young, Kloba, and Appleton)
Concerning personal information privacy protections in government entities.
Requires each department or other agency of the state government to designate an agency privacy officer.Requires an agency privacy officer, in coordination with the office of privacy and data protection, to: (1) Develop an agency personal information minimization policy to reduce the use and retention of personal information wherever possible; and(2) Create a work plan that uses a Gantt chart or similar project planning tool for certain information.Prohibits a governmental entity from furnishing without charge or selling, or charging for: (1) Personal financial and health information, except information furnished in an abstract driving record; and(2) Personal identification numbers issued by a government entity.Prohibits the department of licensing from releasing the abstract of a person's driving record to a person or entity to be used for a commercial purpose.Exempts the following from disclosure under the public records act: Personal information inventory or data map records, created in this act, that reveal the location of personal information or the extent to which it is protected.
by House Committee on Technology & Economic Development (originally sponsored by Representatives DeBolt, Smith, Orcutt, and Condotta)
Encouraging investment in and reducing the costs of transitioning to the clean energy future.
Establishes the carbon free Washington act.Reduces the cost of transitioning to electric generation sources that have very low or zero carbon dioxide emissions.Provides tax preferences to reduce the cost to ratepayers of constructing and operating new renewable energy generation capacity equal to or greater than necessary to serve projected Washington electricity load growth.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representative Ormsby; by request of Office of Financial Management)
Making 2018 supplemental operating appropriations.
Makes 2018 supplemental operating appropriations.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Appleton, Muri, Fey, Fitzgibbon, Tarleton, Griffey, and Young)
Concerning contractor bonding requirements for public transportation benefit areas and passenger-only ferry service districts.
Addresses the requirements for contractor bonding for public transportation benefit areas and passenger-only ferry service districts.
by House Committee on Public Safety (originally sponsored by Representatives Orwall, Griffey, Goodman, Jinkins, Muri, Kilduff, Klippert, Fey, Kagi, Lovick, Appleton, and Doglio)
Addressing collection of DNA biological samples.
Requires a biological sample to also be collected for purposes of DNA identification analysis from an adult or juvenile individual convicted of certain municipal offenses where the municipal prosecuting authority certifies at the time of sentencing that the municipal offense conviction is equivalent to the crimes found in RCW 43.43.754 (section 1 of this act).Authorizes a municipal jurisdiction to submit a biological sample, collected before the effective date of this act, to the forensic laboratory services bureau of the Washington state patrol for purposes of DNA identification analysis under certain circumstances.Requires an agency or a department, when submitting a biological sample to the forensic laboratory services bureau of the Washington state patrol that was collected as a result of a conviction under an equivalent municipal offense, to include a signed affidavit from the municipal prosecuting authority of the jurisdiction in which the conviction occurred specifying the state crime to which the municipal offense is equivalent.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Sawyer and Kloba)
Regulating the use of cannabinoid additives in marijuana products.
Authorizes licensed marijuana producers and processors to use a CBD product: (1) As an additive for the purpose of enhancing the cannabidiol concentration of a product authorized for production, processing, and sale under the uniform controlled substances act; and(2) Obtained from a source not licensed under the uniform controlled substances act if the CBD product meets certain conditions.Increases the annual fee for issuance and renewal of a marijuana producer's license, a marijuana processor's license, and a marijuana retailer's license.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Fitzgibbon, Cody, Hudgins, Goodman, Tarleton, Santos, McBride, Stanford, Tharinger, Macri, Jinkins, Ormsby, and Doglio)
Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels.
Supports the deployment of clean transportation fuel technologies through a carefully designed program that reduces the carbon intensity of fuel used in the state, in order to: (1) Reduce levels of conventional air pollutants from diesel and gasoline that are harmful to public health;(2) Reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels, which are the state's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions; and(3) Create jobs and spur economic development based on innovative clean fuel technologies.Requires the joint legislative audit and review committee to: (1) Analyze, by December 1, 2026, the impacts of the initial five years of clean fuels program implementation; and(2) Submit a report to the legislature that summarizes the analysis.
by House Committee on State Govt, Elections & IT (originally sponsored by Representatives Dolan, Ormsby, Hudgins, Santos, Appleton, and Doglio)
Designating the pine mushroom as the official state fungus.
Designates the pine mushroom as the official state fungus of the state.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Pollet, Haler, Tarleton, McBride, Peterson, Dolan, Frame, Valdez, Kilduff, Senn, Stanford, Kloba, Clibborn, Macri, Ryu, Doglio, Riccelli, and Gregerson)
Regulating opioid medications at educational institutions.
Increases access to opioid overdose medication at kindergarten through twelfth grade schools and institutions of higher education.Authorizes a school to obtain and maintain opioid overdose medication through a standing order.Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to: (1) In consultation with the department of health, develop opioid-related overdose policy guidelines and training requirements for public schools and school districts; and(2) Develop and administer a grant program to provide funding to public schools with any of grades kindergarten through twelve and public institutions of higher education to train personnel on the administration of the medication to respond to symptoms of an overdose.Requires a public institution of higher education with a residence hall housing at least one hundred students to develop a plan for: (1) The maintenance and administration of opioid overdose medication in and around the residence hall; and(2) The training of designated personnel to administer the medication.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Tarleton, Slatter, Macri, Pollet, and Doglio)
Concerning the energy independence act.
Revises the energy independence act and declares that this state can: Promote energy independence; create high-quality jobs in the clean energy sector; maintain stable and affordable rates for all customers, especially low-income customers; and protect clean air and water in the Pacific Northwest.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representatives Goodman, Kilduff, Jinkins, and Appleton; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)
Concerning implementation of mandatory provisions of the federal rule on flexibility, efficiency, and modernization in child support enforcement programs regarding health care coverage.
Revises provisions related to child support enforcement programs regarding health care coverage.
by House Committee on Capital Budget (originally sponsored by Representatives Doglio, DeBolt, Macri, and Ormsby)
Creating the buy clean Washington act.
Establishes the buy clean Washington act.Requires the University of Washington, led by the college of built environments, and in collaboration with the department of enterprise services, to: (1) Analyze existing embodied carbon policy;(2) Propose methods to categorize structural materials and report structural material quantities and origins, and global warming potential;(3) Propose methods to establish maximum global warming potential limit;(4) Convene a task force to give feedback on the proposed methods; and(5) Report the developed methods, by January 31, 2019, to the legislature.Requires the department of enterprise services to coordinate with certain projects.Requires the awarding authorities for these projects to collaborate with the University of Washington college of built environments to test proposed methods and availability of environmental product declarations.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Robinson, Riccelli, Pollet, Ormsby, and Santos)
Defining community health workers and their roles.
Increases consistency across the state by defining "community health workers" and explains their roles as recommended by the report from the community health worker task force.
by House Committee on Finance (originally sponsored by Representatives Robinson, Tharinger, Macri, Ryu, Kagi, Pollet, Ormsby, Doglio, Santos, and Tarleton)
Encouraging investments in affordable and supportive housing.
Allows a county legislative authority to authorize, fix, and impose a sales and use tax, however, if a county has not imposed the full tax rate by July 1, 2020, a city legislative authority in that county may authorize, fix, and impose the sales and use tax.Requires the effective date of a tax imposed in this act to be the first day of a state fiscal year.Requires a county or a city that imposes the tax to report annually to the housing finance commission on the collection and use of the revenue.
by House Committee on Appropriations (originally sponsored by Representatives Senn, Kagi, Kilduff, Dent, and Goodman)
Extending the timeline for completing a family assessment response.
Changes the timeline, from ninety days to one hundred twenty days, in which the family assessment response services can be offered with parental agreement.
by House Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Representatives Clibborn and Fey; by request of Office of Financial Management)
Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium.
Makes supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium.
by House Committee on Judiciary (originally sponsored by Representative Ryu)
Concerning the tolling of construction defect claims.
Modifies provisions regarding construction defect claims.
by House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards (originally sponsored by Representatives Sells, Ormsby, McBride, and Tarleton)
Concerning unemployment compensation for musicians.
States that a base year will not be established unless it is determined, for a musician who earns at least seventy-five percent of his or her base year wages as an employee of a music or entertainment business or as a member of a music or entertainment group, that the individual earned wages in "employment" in not less than five hundred four hours of his or her base year.
by Representatives Robinson, Cody, Jinkins, and Tharinger
Providing a business and occupation tax exemption for accountable communities of health.
Provides a business and occupation tax exemption to organizations designated by the state health care authority as a community of health with respect to amounts received from local governments, the state, or the federal government.
by Representatives Tarleton and Hudgins
Concerning security breaches of election systems or election data.
Requires the secretary of state to: (1) Consult with the attorney general, the state chief information security officer, county auditors, or other designated local election officials to identify instances of security breaches of election systems or election data; and(2) To the extent possible, identify whether the source of a security breach, if any, is a foreign entity and/or domestic entity.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Rolfes and Braun; by request of Office of Financial Management)
Making 2018 supplemental operating appropriations.
Makes 2018 supplemental operating appropriations.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Frockt, Mullet, Liias, Keiser, and Saldaña; by request of Office of Financial Management)
Concerning the supplemental capital budget.
Adopts the supplemental capital budget.Makes appropriations and authorizes expenditures for capital improvements.
by Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks (originally sponsored by Senators Ranker, Carlyle, Wellman, Darneille, Rolfes, Keiser, Dhingra, Van De Wege, Hunt, Palumbo, Saldaña, Kuderer, and Mullet)
Concerning orca captivity.
Creates the crime of unlawful orca captivity which is a misdemeanor.Requires a court, if a person acts for commercial purposes regarding orca captivity, to impose a civil penalty of not more than one hundred thousand dollars, which must be deposited into the state general fund.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Ranker, Frockt, Palumbo, Dhingra, Kuderer, McCoy, Cleveland, Saldaña, Billig, Van De Wege, Hunt, and Hasegawa)
Establishing the evergreen free college program.
Establishes the evergreen free college act.Creates the evergreen free college program to help make four years of college affordable and accessible to the citizens of the state by offering a tuition waiver for eligible students.Requires the office of student financial assistance to administer the program for resident students seeking a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, or certificate from an institution of higher education under certain terms and conditions.Requires the student achievement council to develop a plan to provide program students, who are enrolled at an institution of higher education, with a student success course that is one quarter long or the equivalent in semester hours, that teaches essential skills for college success.Requires the state institute for public policy to conduct a study on the effectiveness of the program.Requires the caseload forecast council to estimate the anticipated caseload of the program.
by Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care (originally sponsored by Senators Ranker, Cleveland, Saldaña, Darneille, Palumbo, Nelson, Wellman, Dhingra, Keiser, Billig, Kuderer, Rolfes, Frockt, Takko, McCoy, Carlyle, Hasegawa, Mullet, Pedersen, Conway, Chase, Liias, Van De Wege, and Hunt)
Enacting the employee reproductive choice act.
Establishes the employee reproductive choice act.Modifies the state civil rights act by including the right of an employee whose employer provides health insurance coverage as part of an employee benefit package to receive contraceptive coverage from that employer's health plan free of restrictions, exclusions, or reductions in coverage or benefits.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senator Hobbs; by request of Office of Financial Management)
Making 2017-2019 supplemental transportation appropriations.
Makes 2017-2019 supplemental transportation appropriations.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Rolfes and Mullet)
Reducing the electric motorcycle registration renewal fee.
Requires the department of licensing to: (1) Between the effective date of this act and March 31, 2019, before accepting an application for an annual vehicle registration renewal for certain electric motorcycles, require the applicant to pay a one hundred fifty-dollar fee, however, during that same period of time the applicant is exempt from one hundred twenty dollars of the fee; and(2) Beginning April 1, 2019, require the applicant to pay a thirty-dollar fee.Requires the fees to be deposited into the motor vehicle fund.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Saldaña, Walsh, Darneille, Frockt, Zeiger, Van De Wege, Keiser, Hunt, Kuderer, Pedersen, Hasegawa, and Billig)
Prohibiting employers from asking about arrests or convictions before an applicant is determined otherwise qualified for a position.
Establishes the Washington fair chance act.Prohibits an employer from including any question on an application for employment, from inquiring either orally or in writing, from receiving information through a criminal history background check, or from otherwise obtaining information about an applicant's criminal record until after the employer initially determines that the applicant is otherwise qualified for the position.Requires the state attorney general's office to enforce this act.Provides that this act is null and void if appropriations are not approved.
by Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care (originally sponsored by Senators Bailey, Keiser, Darneille, Rivers, Van De Wege, and Kuderer; by request of Department of Social and Health Services)
Concerning evacuation of adult family homes.
Modifies adult family home provisions with regard to: (1) Safe evacuations from the home in case of an emergency; and(2) Removing the language that prohibited keeping a nonambulatory patient above the first floor of the home.Requires residents who need assistance evacuating to have a bedroom on the floor of the home from which the resident can be evacuated to the designated safe location outside the home without the use of stairs, elevators, chairlifts, or platform lifts.
by Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care (originally sponsored by Senators Cleveland, Chase, and Kuderer)
Concerning an ambulance transport quality assurance fee.
Provides for a safety net fee for certain ambulance transports to be used to augment funding from other sources, thereby supporting additional payments to ambulance transport providers for medicaid services.Imposes a quality assurance fee for each ambulance transport provided by each ambulance transport provider subject to the fee.Requires the state health care authority to establish the manner and format for ambulance transport providers to report required data.Creates the ambulance transport fund.Expires July 1, 2023.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators McCoy, Wellman, Van De Wege, Keiser, Hasegawa, and Kuderer; by request of Superintendent of Public Instruction)
Strengthening school district plans for recognition, screening, and response to emotional or behavioral distress in students.
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to develop and make available an online one-hour training module for school staff on recognition, screening, and response to emotional or behavioral distress in students.States that the online suicide prevention training module for school staff does not replace the training requirement for school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and nurses to complete an approved three-hour suicide prevention training.Authorizes school staff to complete the three-hour suicide prevention training in lieu of the one-hour online suicide prevention training.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Rivers, Cleveland, Walsh, Kuderer, Nelson, Carlyle, Angel, Hasegawa, and Keiser)
Concerning prescription drug insurance continuity of care.
Implements a cost-effective requirement that ensures patients can rely on the prescription formulary they enter into with their insurance carrier through the entirety of the plan year.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Hobbs, King, Hunt, and Van De Wege)
Concerning the minimum monthly salary paid to Washington state patrol troopers and sergeants.
Addresses the salary of Washington state patrol troopers and sergeants.
by Senate Committee on Ways & Means (originally sponsored by Senators Cleveland, Rivers, Carlyle, Kuderer, Fain, Hasegawa, Mullet, Saldaña, Conway, Van De Wege, Chase, Keiser, and Liias; by request of Governor Inslee)
Concerning opioid use disorder treatment, prevention, and related services.
Declares that opioid use disorder is a public health crisis.Requires state agencies to: (1) Increase access to evidence-based opioid use disorder treatment services;(2) Promote coordination of services within the substance use disorder treatment and recovery support system;(3) Strengthen partnerships between opioid use disorder treatment providers and their allied community partners;(4) Expand the use of the state prescription monitoring program; and(5) Support comprehensive school and community-based substance use prevention services.Requires agencies that administer state-purchased health care programs to: (1) Coordinate activities to implement this act and the state interagency opioid working plan;(2) Explore opportunities to address the opioid epidemic; and(3) Provide status updates as directed by the joint legislative executive committee on health care oversight to promote legislative and executive coordination.Requires the department of health to convene a work group to study best practices regarding data sharing, including security standards, and the challenges with connectivity and prescription monitoring program integration with electronic health records using the state health information exchange.Changes the name of the community mental health services act to the community behavioral health services act.Provides contingent effective dates.
by Senate Committee on Transportation (originally sponsored by Senators Fain, Frockt, Pedersen, Palumbo, Hasegawa, Darneille, Rivers, Mullet, and Saldaña)
Changing driving a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver's license provisions.
Modifies provisions with regard to driving a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked driver's license.
by Senators Bailey, Van De Wege, Wagoner, King, Schoesler, Short, Wilson, Angel, Warnick, and Honeyford
Ensuring access to mental health counselors in public and private schools.
Requires every school to employ at least one mental health counselor in order to allow students reasonable access as needed.Requires mental health counselors to: (1) Be licensed by the state and only work within the scope of their license; and(2) Work on-site at schools to increase their visibility and to encourage communication between the students and the counselor.
by Senator Sheldon
Concerning the use of "van accessible" parking spots.
Prohibits the use of a parking placard, special license plate, special year tab, or identification card to park in a "van accessible" parking space when not actually parking a van equipped for wheelchairs or mobility equipment.