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ECOLOGY, DEPARTMENT  ECOLOGY, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE; AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION; CLIMATE; ENVIRONMENT; STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS; STUDIES; WATER; WATER POLLUTION)
Aquaculture, marine finfish, inspections/monitoring/testing, ecology costs recovery: SB 6613
Aquatic lands, infrastructure projects, mitigation hierarchy/net ecological gain: HB 2550
Architectural paint stewardship program, creation, ecology role: HB 1652, * SHB 1652, CH 344 (2019)
Batteries, battery stewardship program, ecology role: HB 2496
Chemicals, priority, reducing use in consumer products, ecology role: HB 1194, SHB 1194, SB 5135, * SSB 5135, CH 292 (2019)
Drought conditions, advisories, emergency orders, plans, and pilot program: HB 1622, ESHB 1622, SB 5675
Drought mitigation, via Yakima river basin trust water rights program: SB 6036
Enforcement actions, department burden of proof: SB 6227
Environmental impact statements, ecology rule making: HB 1029
Flows or levels, minimum for public waters, ecology to repeal certain rules: HB 1979
Fossil fuels, producers/distributors, air quality/emissions standards compliance: SB 6628, SSB 6628
Fossil fuels, producers/distributors, emissions standards compliance by, when: HB 2892
Fossil fuels, projects, cumulative emissions rate for each fuel, ecology role: HB 2472
Fuels, for transportation, clean fuels program, ecology role: HB 1110, SHB 1110, E2SHB 1110, SB 5412
Greenhouse gas emissions, evaluation under SEPA, ecology rule adoption: HB 1549, SB 5561
Greenhouse gas emissions, from on-demand transportation services, reducing: HB 2310, SHB 2310, 2SHB 2310, SB 6399
Hazardous substances, independent remedial actions, program to aid: HB 1290, * SHB 1290, CH 95 (2019), SB 5285
Imidacloprid, in shellfish beds, NPDES permit issuance, ecology role: HB 1611, SB 5626
Marijuana, product testing laboratories, accreditation program for, ecology role: * HB 2052, CH 277 (2019)
Natural gas, pre-use upstream emissions rate and global warming potential: HB 1597
Nuisances, airborne, in various public spaces, enforcement: HB 1637
Oil spill prevention and response, ecology role: HB 1578, * ESHB 1578, CH 289 (2019), SB 5578, SSB 5578
Paints for boats, antifouling, reporting, ecology role: HB 2385, SB 6210, SSB 6210
Paints for boats, copper-based antifouling, alternatives to, ecology to review: SSB 6210
Plastic beverage containers, postconsumer recycled plastic content, ecology role: HB 2722, ESHB 2722, SB 6645
Plastic packaging, prohibitions and stewardship programs: HB 1204, SB 5397
Plastic packaging, report concerning: * E2SSB 5397, CH 460 (2019)
Plastic packaging, report concerning, and stewardship plan and program: SSB 5397
Recycling development center, with advisory board, creating within ecology: HB 1543, SHB 1543, * E2SHB 1543, CH 166 (2019), SB 5545, SSB 5545
Recycling, ecology role: HB 1795, SB 5854
Refrigerants, low global warming potential, studying, ecology role: HB 1112, SHB 1112, * E2SHB 1112, CH 284 (2019), SB 5426, SSB 5426, 2SSB 5426
Regulatory compliance, technical assistance, enforcement, and training: HB 2330
Regulatory procedures and rule making, various: HB 1029, HB 2343, SHB 2343, SB 6334, SSB 6334
Rule making, department policies, adoption and enforcement, requirements: SB 6315
Skagit river, Diablo/Gorge/Ross dams on, removal costs/benefits/feasibility: HB 2940
Solar energy systems, photovoltaic module stewardship/takeback program: HB 2645, ESHB 2645, SB 6622, SSB 6622
Solar energy systems, photovoltaic modules, task force, ecology to convene: HB 2389, SB 6622, SSB 6622
State water trust/water banking/transfers, work group to study, ecology role: HB 2603, SHB 2603, SB 6494, SSB 6494
Stormwater, construction general permit, permit applicant under, electronic notice: SB 6635
Vapor products, stewardship program, establishing, ecology role: HB 1932
Waste discharge, from campers/RVs into Puget Sound: SB 6283
Waste discharge, from unauthorized camper/RV street use, general permit: SB 6283
Wastewater discharge, from camper/RV by state waters, risk notice: HB 2507
Wastewater/sewage, discharges into Puget Sound, compensation schedule: HB 2275
Water bodies, Indian tribe traditional/cultural interests in, ecology role: SB 6260
Water infrastructure program, establishing, ecology role: HB 1889, SB 5136, SB 6345
Water quality certification, ecology decisions and rule making: HB 1029
Water rights, upstream WRIA transfer to downstream by ecology, prohibiting, where: HB 2866
ECONOMIC AND REVENUE FORECAST COUNCIL  ECONOMIC AND REVENUE FORECAST COUNCIL RSS Feed
               
Accounts/funds in state treasury, as possible "related funds," council to review: SB 6660, SSB 6660
Fiscal growth factor, current and ensuing biennia, council to calculate: SB 6660, SSB 6660
Outlook, state budget, discretionary tax preferences listing and fiscal impact: SB 6621
Outlook, state budget, including "related funds": SB 6660, SSB 6660
Outlook, state budget, inflationary increase to public employee salaries/wages: SB 5963, SSB 5963
Outlook, state budget, to include "related funds" and "other funds": HB 2857
State capital budget debt capacity forecast work group, council role: SB 6376
State capital budget debt capacity forecasts, council role: SB 6376
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RSS Feed
               (See also COMMUNITY ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION BOARD; LAND USE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT; TAX PREFERENCES - EXEMPTIONS, CREDITS, DEDUCTIONS, DEFERRALS, ETC.; WORKER TRAINING AND WORKFORCE NEEDS)
Bioeconomy, Washington state's, opportunities to further develop, studying: HB 2611, SHB 2611, SB 6435
Employment positions, creation of, B&O tax credits: HB 1566, SB 5215
International markets, engagement with, to aid WA companies/regions: SB 6656, SSB 6656, 2SSB 6656
Investment projects, small modular nuclear reactor industry, tax preferences: SB 5629
Manufacturing, legislative work group on, and advisory group, establishing: HB 2879
Manufacturing, public policies for growth, studying: ESHB 2879
Motion picture competitiveness program, as economic development tool, studying: SB 5943
Recyclable material and solid waste activities, economic analysis of: HB 1665
Rural development act, Washington, rural development fund tax credit: SHB 2541
Rural development act, Washington, rural development fund tax credits: HB 2541
Rural development and opportunity zone act, Washington: HB 1324, SHB 1324, 2SHB 1324, SB 5423, SSB 5423
Rural development fund program, and review committee, establishing: SHB 2541
Rural development program, establishing: HB 2541
Space economy, fostering, public policy study of: HB 2596
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, requesting that congress ratify: HJM 4011, SJM 8013
Washington community development authority, creating: HB 2091, SB 5084
EDUCATION, STATE BOARD  EDUCATION, STATE BOARD RSS Feed
               
Competency-based education work group, convening: HB 1121, SHB 1599, SB 5146, SSB 5146
Graduation, pathway options, board role: * E2SHB 1599, CH 252 (2019)
Mastery-based learning, barriers to, work group on, convening: * E2SHB 1599, CH 252 (2019)
Members of board, election of, state school directors' association role: HB 2269, SB 6105, SSB 6105
Members of board, high school assessments completion by: HB 1478
Members of board, OSPI designee for: HB 2269, SB 6105
Special education demonstration projects, role of board: HB 1454, SHB 1454
Waivers, two-credit, reporting by board: HB 1121, SB 5146, SSB 5146
ELECTIONS  ELECTIONS RSS Feed
               (See also INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM; JOINT RESOLUTIONS; PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION; SPECIAL AND SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS)
Advisory votes on tax legislation, advisory vote task force, establishing: SB 6610
Advisory votes on tax legislation, modifying requirements: HB 2333
Advisory votes on tax legislation, removing from statutes: SB 5224, SB 6610
Ballots and envelopes, calendar date of election on envelope sent to voter: ESHB 1520
Ballots and envelopes, calendar date of election on larger envelope: HB 1520
Ballots and envelopes, county auditor's name on, prohibitions: HB 1212, EHB 2008
Ballots and envelopes, digital signature on, service/overseas voter use of: SB 6183
Ballots and envelopes, single envelope fully shielding ballot: EHB 2008
Ballots, drop boxes, minimum placement requirements: ESB 5779
Ballots, electronic images of, and cast vote records, disclosure: HB 1823
Ballots, electronic portal for sending/receiving electronically: HB 2437, SHB 2437
Ballots, for service/overseas voters, voters' pamphlets distribution with: HB 2916
Ballots, local measure statement committee member requirements: ESB 6238
Ballots, missing and mismatched signatures, maintaining record of: HB 1545, * SHB 1545, CH 167 (2019)
Ballots, overflow of drop boxes for, preventing: HB 1339, SB 5079, * ESSB 5079, CH 6 (2019)
Ballots, prepaid postage for: HB 1209, HB 1481, SB 5063, * SSB 5063, CH 161 (2019), SB 5500
Ballots, recounts to be manual: HB 2647, SB 6412
Ballots, return by fax or email, eliminating: HB 2111, HB 2647, SB 6412
Ballots, returning, options for: HB 2647, SB 6412
Ballots, storage of, retention period: HB 1820
Ballots, voted ballot rejections, auditing and analyzing: HB 1861, SHB 1861
Ballots, voted ballot rejections, standards for collecting data: HB 1822
Ballots, voted, deadline for being received: HB 1962
Ballots, voted, destroying/altering/etc., class C felony: HB 2647, SB 6412
Ballots, voted, failing to return for another person, class C felony, when: HB 2647, SB 6412
Ballots, voter signature marks, registered voter requirement for witnesses to: HB 2822
Ballots, voter signature marks, two witnesses to sign declaration: HB 2822
Ballots, voter signature marks, witnesses to sign declaration: HB 2647, SB 5823, SB 6412
Campaigns, child care as campaign-related expense, when: HB 2540
Campaigns, contribution regulatory authority, U.S. constitutional amendment: SJM 8001, SSJM 8001
Campaigns, contributions by certain entities, foreign national ownership level: HB 2942, SSB 6152
Campaigns, contributions by corporations, foreign national ownership level: SB 6152
Campaigns, contributions, political committee requirements: HB 1379, * ESHB 1379, CH 261 (2019), SB 5221
Campaigns, contributions, port district officials, limits: * HB 1375, CH 100 (2019), SB 5309
Campaigns, contributions, regulating, U.S. constitutional amendment convention: HJM 4004, SJM 8002
Campaigns, contributions, state official/legislator restrictions, when: HB 2530, SB 5270, SSB 5270
Campaigns, deepfake audio or visual media of candidate, prohibitions, when: SB 6513
Campaigns, finance disclosure, administration: HB 1195, * SHB 1195, CH 428 (2019) PV, SB 5112
Campaigns, redistricting commission member activities, limiting: HB 1396
Campaigns, treasurers for, training course: SB 5388, SSB 5388
Candidates, candidacy and ballot name requirements for: HB 1442, SB 5509, SSB 5509
Candidates, for local offices, television airtime: HB 1180
Candidates, fundraising events for, liquor-serving special permit for: HB 2920
Candidates, presidential and vice presidential, income tax return disclosure: SB 5078
Candidates, presidential, income tax return disclosure before primary: HB 1698
Candidates, state officials/legislators, campaign contribution restrictions: HB 2530, SB 5270, SSB 5270
Candidates, state representative, state voters' pamphlet statements, word count: HB 2346
Certification of election, audit report information requirements: HB 1821
Districting plans, jurisdictions modifying, governing body elections: SB 5266, * SSB 5266, CH 454 (2019)
Districting plans, submission to legislature, deadline: HB 1494, SB 5502, * SSB 5502, CH 192 (2019)
Districts, last known address for inmates or involuntarily committed persons: SB 5287, SSB 5287, * 2SSB 5287, CH 456 (2019) PV
Districts, neutrality toward political parties: HB 1396
Districts, voting precinct boundaries within: ESB 5496
Election data, standards for collecting and reporting: HB 1822
Election operations/infrastructure, security records, disclosure exemption: HB 2293, SHB 2293, SB 6285
Election systems and data, security breaches by foreign entities: HB 1251, SHB 1251
Elections professionals, administrators, and personnel, certification of: HB 1884, HB 1885, HB 1989, SHB 1989
Elections, calendar date on envelope sent to voter: ESHB 1520
Elections, calendar date on larger ballot envelope: HB 1520
Elections, cost share proration: HB 2421, ESHB 2421, SB 6134
Elections, in odd-numbered and even-numbered years, provisions: HB 2529, SB 6503
Elections, postelection audits of ballots and voting systems, various: HB 2647, SB 6412
Elections, primary or general/special, costs of, state and county shares: HB 1291, HB 1481, SB 5073, SB 5500
Elections, primary or general/special, dates and timelines: HB 2530, SB 5270, SSB 5270
Elections, security measures, comprehensive provisions: HB 2647, SB 6412
Elections, state or federal, county not responsible for costs: HB 2421, ESHB 2421, SB 6134
Materials, post-election storage of ballots and, retention period: HB 1820
Parties, Fredi Simpson, state's republican national committeewoman, recognizing: * SR 8609 (2019)
Parties, major political, presidential primary voters without party declaration: HB 2698
Parties, state committees, opposite-sex county members requirement, removing: HB 1190
President, interstate compact to elect by national popular vote, withdrawing from: HB 2146
Presidential electors, uniform faithful presidential electors act: HB 1539, * SB 5074, CH 143 (2019)
Presidential primaries, provisions: HB 1262, HB 1310, HB 1698, HB 2698, SB 5229, * ESB 5273, CH 7 (2019), SSB 5273
Reconciliation reports, additional information in: HB 1819
Reconciliation reports, statewide, state auditor audit of: HB 1887
School district bonds and payment levies, at least 55% of voters to authorize: SB 5252, SJR 8202
School district bonds and payment levies, simple majority to authorize: HB 1184, HJR 4203, SB 5066, SSB 5066, SJR 8201, SSJR 8201
Special districts, elections for certain, conforming with Title 29A: HB 2415, SHB 2415
Voter discrimination, persons experiencing, remedies: HB 1886
Voter outreach and education, county youth outreach councils, when: ESHB 2421
Voter outreach and education, funding and county auditor duties: HB 2421, ESHB 2421
Voter outreach, funding and county auditor duties: SB 6134
Voter qualifications/prerequisites, covered jurisdiction initiation, requirements: SB 6688
Voters' pamphlet, local, county auditor's name in, prohibitions: HB 1212
Voters' pamphlet, local, printing and distributing, county auditor duties: HB 2421, ESHB 2421, SB 6134
Voters' pamphlet, state, fiscal statements when impact indeterminate: HB 2224
Voters' pamphlet, state, secretary of state's name in, prohibitions: HB 1212
Voters' pamphlet, state, state representative candidate statements, word count: HB 2346
Voters' pamphlets, advisory votes on tax legislation: HB 2333
Voters' pamphlets, for primaries and general elections, when: HB 1482, SB 5499
Voters' pamphlets, for service/overseas voters, distribution with ballots: HB 2916
Voting centers, accessibility for voters with disabilities, county auditor survey: HB 2437, SHB 2437
Voting centers, as student engagement centers on campuses: SSB 6313
Voting centers, as student engagement centers on empowerment campuses: HB 2558, ESB 6313
Voting practices, covered, declaratory judgment or certification of no objection: SB 6688
Voting rights act, technical amendments to: HB 1091, * SHB 1091, CH 64 (2019)
Voting, electronic portal for sending and receiving ballots: HB 2437, SHB 2437
Voting, Native American voter rights: HB 1339, SB 5079, * ESSB 5079, CH 6 (2019)
Voting, non-uniform practices and procedures, state preemption of: HB 2060
Voting, ranked choice voting work group, creating: HB 1722, SB 5708, SB 6569
Voting, ranked choice, local government option to use: HB 1722, SB 5708, SB 6569
Voting, registration oath and ballot declaration by voter: HB 2292, SB 6228, SSB 6228
Voting, registration, deadline for: HB 1292, SHB 1292, * SB 5227, CH 391 (2019)
Voting, registration, digital signature for, service/overseas applicant use of: SB 6183
Voting, registration, information disclosure restrictions: HB 1063, SHB 1063
Voting, registration, nonbinary gender category on application: SB 5342
Voting, registration, signing up to register by automated process at 16: HB 2558, ESB 6313, SSB 6313
Voting, registration, to vote in primary if 18 by general election: HB 1063, SHB 1063, HB 2558, SB 5283, ESB 6313, SSB 6313
Voting, registration, violations as class A felonies, when: HB 2268
Voting, right of Black men to vote, fifteenth amendment to U.S. constitution, reaffirming respect and support for: * SR 8677 (2020)
Voting, right to vote, offender loss due to community custody violation: SB 5076
Voting, right to vote, offender loss due to return to confinement: SSB 5076
Voting, right to vote, offender not confined in DOC custody to have: HB 1924, SHB 1924, SSB 5076
Voting, right to vote, offender not in total confinement to have: HB 2292, SB 6228, SSB 6228
Voting, rights restoration process, notifying inmates of: HB 2292, * SB 5207, CH 43 (2019), SB 6228, SSB 6228
Women voters of the United States, league of, honoring on its 100th anniversary: * SR 8681 (2020)
Women's right to vote, 100th anniversary of state's ratification of 19th amendment, celebrating: * HR 4656 (2020), * SR 8670 (2020)
ELECTRICIANS AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS  ELECTRICIANS AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS RSS Feed
               
Industrial equipment, manufacturer's engineer/technician for, exempting, when: SB 6409, SSB 6409
Pump and irrigation or domestic pump electrical contractor license, provisions: SB 6170
Service providers, in-home, licensing and background checks: HB 1967
Telecommunications installations, wiring requirements, exemption: HB 1594, * SHB 1594, CH 119 (2019)
Temporary permit, issuing to electricians from other states, when: SB 6327
ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS  ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS RSS Feed
               (See also APPLIANCES; COMPUTERS; TELECOMMUNICATIONS)
Delivery devices, automated electrically powered ground-based, regulatory framework work group: SSB 5378
Delivery devices, personal, regulation of: HB 1325, * ESHB 1325, CH 214 (2019), SB 5378
Digital products, servicing and repair, fair repair act: HB 1342, SHB 1342, SB 5799
Efficiency standards, various products: HB 1444, SHB 1444, * 2SHB 1444, CH 286 (2019), SB 5115, SSB 5115, 2SSB 5115
Electronic monitoring devices and services, tax exemptions: HB 2130
Electronic personal and alcohol monitoring devices, tax exemptions: HB 1271
User data, products that transmit, sticker for: HB 2365, SHB 2365
Voice recognition feature, connected device with, disclosure and consent: HB 2399
EMERGENCIES  EMERGENCIES RSS Feed
               (See also EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES; EMERGENCY, STATE OF; NATURAL DISASTERS)
Catastrophic incidents, continuity of government: HB 1077, HJR 4200, SB 5012, * SSB 5012, CH 471 (2019), * SJR 8200 (2019)
Catastrophic incidents, plans and guidance for school districts: HB 1200, SB 5247, SSB 5247
Energy emergency, governor authority to declare, and emergency powers: HB 2829
False reporting of an emergency or crime, classification and penalties: HB 2632, SB 6295
False reporting of an emergency or crime, classification, penalties, civil action: SHB 2632
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES RSS Feed
               (See also EMERGENCIES; EMERGENCY, STATE OF; FIRE PROTECTION; FIRST RESPONDERS; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL; MILITARY DEPARTMENT; NATURAL DISASTERS; OIL AND GAS)
211 information system (WIN 211), DSHS contracting for operational support: HB 2126
211 information system (WIN 211), enhanced 211 drug line pilot project: SB 5546
211 information system, Washington information and referral access account, creating: HB 2126
911 enhanced service, person with disability at scene, immediate display: HB 2143
911, emergency dispatch personnel, PTSD as occupational disease: HB 2758
911, false reporting of a crime or emergency, classification and penalties: HB 2632, SB 6295
911, false reporting of a crime or emergency, classification, penalties, civil action: SHB 2632
911, person with disability, Travis alert outreach demonstration campaign: HB 2884
911, public safety telecommunicators, PTSD as occupational disease: SHB 2758
Ambulance and aid services, emergency medical services data system use: HB 1331, SHB 1331, 2SHB 1331, SB 5380, * SSB 5380, CH 314 (2019)
Ambulance services, air, licensed, uninsured patient rates and charges: EHB 2755
Ambulance services, by certain associations in rural areas, personnel: SB 5592
Ambulance transport providers, additional medicaid payments to: HB 1553, HB 2846, SB 5517, SB 6534, SSB 6534
Ambulance transports, quality assurance fee for, imposing: HB 1553, HB 2846, SB 5517, SB 6534, SSB 6534
Animals, medical services for, by emergency personnel: SB 5208
Buildings, emergency service, functional recovery standard for: SSB 5247, SB 5557, SSB 5557
Catastrophic incidents, continuity of government: HB 1077, SB 5012, * SSB 5012, CH 471 (2019)
Catastrophic incidents, plans and guidance for school districts: HB 1200, SB 5247, SSB 5247
Communications systems, emergency, sales/use tax for, interlocal agreements: HB 2781
Communications systems, sales and use taxes for, maximum rate: HB 1653, SB 5272, * ESSB 5272, CH 281 (2019)
Emergency management council, education safety issues: HB 1216, SHB 1216, * 2SHB 1216, CH 333 (2019), SB 5317, SSB 5317, 2SSB 5317
Emergency management council, tribal members and advisory committee: HB 2680, SB 6346
Emergency medical personnel, certain fishing/hunting licenses, at no charge: HB 2450
Emergency medical personnel, local government consortium, PERS service credit: SB 6616
Emergency medical services personnel licensure interstate compact: HB 2462
Emergency medical services personnel practice, interstate commission for: HB 2462
Emergency medical technicians, certain, LEOFF plan 2 service credit, when: HB 2902
Emergency medical technicians, role in safe station pilot program: SB 6648
Emergency medical transportation, aircraft, removing tax exemption, when: HB 2236, SB 6068, SSB 6068
Emergency response, reimbursement by intoxicated driver, when: HB 1504, ESHB 1504, 2SHB 1504, 3SHB 1504
Emergency services vehicles, clearing railroad grade crossings for, when: HB 2923, SB 6675
Hotline/program for reporting potential self-harm/criminal acts, establishing: SB 5835
Management plans, nuclear attack planning in: HB 1419
Medical transportation, nonprofit organization aircraft for, tax preferences: HB 1816
Medical transportation, organ transport vehicles for time urgent organs: SB 6580
Oso landslide, honoring responders: * HR 4623 (2019), * SR 8628 (2019)
Paramedics, training program use of live animals, prohibitions: SB 5211, SSB 5211
Reporting of an emergency or crime, false, classification and penalties: HB 2632, SB 6295
Reporting of an emergency or crime, false, classification, penalties, civil action: SHB 2632
School safety, threat notifications to nearby schools by first responders: SB 5514, * SSB 5514, CH 84 (2019)
Search and rescue grant program, establishing: SB 6179
Telecommunicators, public safety, PTSD as occupational disease: SHB 2758
Volunteers, emergency response worker services, reimbursement for: HB 2078
EMERGENCY, STATE OF  EMERGENCY, STATE OF RSS Feed
               (See also EMERGENCIES; EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES; NATURAL DISASTERS)
Air operations branch, DOT aviation division as, emergency role: HB 2766, SB 6471
Broadcasters, first informer, during emergency: * HB 1147, CH 207 (2019), SB 5186
Measles, 2019 Clark county outbreak, budget stabilization account appropriations: SB 6009
Snow storm in February, department of enterprise services' work during: * SR 8624 (2019)
Waiver or suspension of legal obligations or limitations, governor authority: * SB 5260, CH 472 (2019)
Wildfires, 2018-2019 appropriations from budget stabilization account for: HB 2159, * SHB 2159, CH 418 (2019), SB 6009, SSB 6009
EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES  EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES RSS Feed
               (See also BUSINESSES; CONTRACTORS; DISCRIMINATION; EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT; LABOR; PROFESSIONS; PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES; RAILROADS; UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION; WAGES AND HOURS; WOMEN; WORKER TRAINING AND WORKFORCE NEEDS; WORKERS' COMPENSATION)
Adult entertainment, entertainer safety and advisory committee: * EHB 1756, CH 304 (2019), SB 5724
Adult entertainment, entertainers not employed by establishment, requirements: SB 6517
Agricultural employees, protections and farm labor contractor requirements: SB 6261, ESSB 6261
Agricultural workers, H-2A, temporary foreign grower-employed employees as: HB 1398, SB 5438, SSB 5438, * E2SSB 5438, CH 441 (2019)
Airports, minimum labor standards: SHB 2715, ESSB 6217
Airports/air navigation facilities, minimum labor standards: HB 2715, SB 6217
Breast milk, expressing, employer accommodation of: HB 1930, * SHB 1930, CH 134 (2019), HB 2266, SB 5911
Care workers, care worker research and resource center, creating: HB 1851
Discharge of employee by employer, written statement of reason and date: SB 6233
Domestic workers rights grant program, establishing: HB 2511, SB 6247
Domestic workers, domestic worker protection act: SHB 2511, 2SHB 2511, SSB 6247
Domestic workers, wages and working conditions, minimum standards for: HB 2511, SHB 2511, 2SHB 2511, SB 6247, SSB 6247
Domestic workers, work group on, forming: HB 2511, SHB 2511, 2SHB 2511, SB 6247, SSB 6247
Employee classification, work group on, establishing: SHB 1515
Employees, employee fair classification act, creating: HB 1515, HB 1601, SB 5513, SB 5690
Employer debt owed to deceased employee, payment of: * SB 5831, CH 89 (2019)
Employer-employee relationship, under wage and compensation laws: HB 1515, HB 1601, SB 5513, SB 5690
Employment agencies or directories, fee charged by, prohibiting: SB 5171
Employment agencies or directories, regulating: SB 5171
Employment positions, creation of, B&O tax credits: HB 1566, SB 5215
Family and medical leave, paid, and family resource/referral/linkage system: SB 6467
Family and medical leave, paid, applying provisions to excess compensation tax: SB 6017
Family and medical leave, paid, various provisions: HB 1399, * SHB 1399, CH 13 (2019), HB 1400, HB 2191, HB 2614, SHB 2614, * ESB 5439, CH 81 (2019), SB 5449, SSB 5449, SB 5539, SB 6349, SSB 6349
Farm labor contractors, licenses and adverse action prohibition: SB 6261, ESSB 6261
Fossil fuel industry worker assistance, when: SB 5981
Franchises, franchisor/franchisee relationship: HB 1757
Freelancers, payment of wages to: SB 6276
Harassment, discrimination, and retaliation prevention, trainers on, qualifying of: SB 6169, SSB 6169
Harassment, of complaining employee in unfair practices investigations: * EHB 2020, CH 349 (2019), SB 5929
Hard-to-place job seekers, tax credit incentives for employers who hire: SB 6564, SSB 6564
Health care settings, workplace violence protections: HB 1931, * SHB 1931, CH 430 (2019), SB 5912
Independent personal labor contractors, persons under, minimum wages for: SB 5987
Interviews, artificial intelligence video interview act, employer requirements: HB 2401, SHB 2401
Isolated workers, sexual harassment and assault of, employer prevention role: HB 1728, SB 5258, * ESSB 5258, CH 392 (2019)
Legislators, non-legislative employment of, leave of absence from: ESB 5294
Marijuana, medical use, when employer required to have drug-free workplace: HB 2740
Marijuana, screening tests/results for prospective or newly hired employees: HB 2740
Medical assistance, employer assessment for employees receiving: HB 1518
Military spouses, employment of, demonstration campaign to increase: HB 2730
Military spouses, employment of, statewide plan for increasing: SHB 2730
Military spouses, employment of, termination of employment contract: HB 2730, SHB 2730
Military spouses, employment opportunities through recruitment program: HB 1328, SHB 1328, SB 5772
Noncompetition covenants, enforceable or unenforceable, when: HB 1450, * ESHB 1450, CH 299 (2019), SB 5478, ESSB 5478, SB 6081, SSB 6081
Nonemployee workers, benefit providers and portable benefits: SB 5690
Nonemployee workers, wage boards for, convening: HB 1601
Nonemployee workers, workers' boards for, convening: SB 5690
Off-duty conduct of employee, employer actions due to: SB 5226
Off-duty conduct of employee, lawful substance use, employer actions due to: SB 5807
Overtime, voluntary classification as overtime-exempt, certain employees: SB 6548
Parking cash out programs, for employees with parking subsidy, requirements: HB 2748
Payroll expense tax, on businesses in King county, imposing, when: HB 2907, SB 6669
Payroll expense tax, on employers doing business in King county, imposing: HB 2948, SB 6692
Personnel file, complete copy of, employer to furnish at employee's request: SB 6233
Positions, wage scale or salary range, employer to provide: HB 1696, * ESHB 1696, CH 345 (2019)
Positions, wages, or hours, city/town imposing tax based on, prohibiting: SB 5589
Prospective employee, wage or salary history, employer inquiries: HB 1696, * ESHB 1696, CH 345 (2019), SB 5090, SSB 5090
Public assistance, employers with the most employees receiving, report: SB 6310
Railroad workers, safe leave act and account: HB 1843, SB 5879
Sales commissions, earned by sales representative, payment of: HB 2474
Sexual discrimination, in workplace, prevention measures: HB 1728, SB 5258, * ESSB 5258, CH 392 (2019)
Temporary workers, employment agencies for, payroll expense tax, when: HB 2948, SB 6692
Temporary workers, staffing agencies assigning, duties of: SB 6122, ESSB 6122
Threat of mass violence, at workplace, communicating a: SB 6307
Vehicles of employees, employer searches of, prohibitions: HB 2107, HB 2239, SHB 2239, SB 6177
Working families' tax credit, converting sales tax exemption to: HB 1527, SB 5810
Workweek, thirty-two-hour, time-and-a-half compensation beyond: SB 6516
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT  EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION)
Agricultural workers, H-2A, advisory committee, appointing: HB 1398, SB 5438, SSB 5438, * E2SSB 5438, CH 441 (2019)
Agricultural workers, H-2A, office of agricultural and seasonal workforce services, establishing: SSB 5438, * E2SSB 5438, CH 441 (2019)
Agricultural workers, H-2A, office of H-2A compliance and farm labor, creating: HB 1398, SB 5438
Agricultural workers, H-2A, temporary foreign employees as, ESD role: HB 1398, SB 5438, SSB 5438, * E2SSB 5438, CH 441 (2019)
Domestic violence, community resources poster for workplace: * HB 1533, CH 228 (2019)
Family and medical leave, paid, and family resource/referral/linkage system: SB 6467
Family and medical leave, paid, applying provisions to excess compensation tax: SB 6017
Family and medical leave, paid, exclusions from eligibility, expanding: SB 6216, SSB 6216
Family and medical leave, paid, exemptions and exclusions: HB 2191, SB 5539
Family and medical leave, paid, records confidentiality: HB 1400, * ESB 5439, CH 81 (2019)
Family and medical leave, paid, records disclosure exemption: HB 1399, * SHB 1399, CH 13 (2019), SB 5449, SSB 5449
Family and medical leave, paid, various provisions: HB 1399, * SHB 1399, CH 13 (2019), HB 2191, HB 2614, SHB 2614, SB 5449, SSB 5449, SB 5539, SB 6349, SSB 6349
Hospitality industry, opportunities for employment in hospitality grant: HB 1556, SB 5808
Long-term care, insurance benefit for, ESD role: HB 1087, SHB 1087, * 2SHB 1087, CH 363 (2019), SB 5331, SSB 5331
Long-term services and supports trust program, premium exemption, when: HB 2423, SB 6267, SSB 6267
Military spouses, employment of, demonstration campaign to increase, ESD role: HB 2730
Military spouses, employment of, statewide plan for increasing, ESD role: SHB 2730
Professional licensing, ESD military assistance web page concerning: HB 2303, SHB 2303, 2SHB 2303
Railroads, safe leave act for Washington railroad workers, ESD role: HB 1843, SB 5879
Records, agency privacy officer, designating: HB 1400, * ESB 5439, CH 81 (2019)
Secure choice retirement savings trust, program, and fund, ESD role: HB 2516, SHB 2516, 2E2SSB 5740
Unemployment benefits, employees voluntarily leaving work, in certain cases, studying: ESSB 5473
Workforce education investment account, appropriations from: HB 2158, SHB 2158, * E2SHB 2158, CH 406 (2019)
WorkSource, employment and training services, high school student use of: HB 2183
ENERGY  ENERGY RSS Feed
               (See also AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION; ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL; UTILITIES)
Alternative energy machinery and equipment, sales and use tax exemptions: HB 1211, SHB 1211, 2SHB 1211, SB 5116, SSB 5116, * E2SSB 5116, CH 288 (2019)
Carbon free Washington act, including various tax preferences: HB 1226, SHB 1226
Carbon pricing in electricity markets, stakeholder work group on, convening: SB 5971, SSB 5971
Clean energy building improvements, C-PACER program for: HB 1796, SHB 1796, HB 2405, SHB 2405, E2SHB 2405, SB 5730, SB 6222
Clean energy technology, small modular nuclear reactors as: SB 5629
Clean energy transformation act, modifying: SB 6135
Clean energy transformation act, Washington: HB 1211, SHB 1211, 2SHB 1211, SB 5116, SSB 5116, * E2SSB 5116, CH 288 (2019)
Coal, coal-fired resources and plants, provisions: HB 1211, SHB 1211, 2SHB 1211, SB 5116, SSB 5116, * E2SSB 5116, CH 288 (2019)
Contractors, energy service, performance-based contracting services: SB 5308, SSB 5308, 2SSB 5308
Distributed energy, resources growth, studying utility capital expenditures: HB 1127
Distributed energy, resources planning, electric utilities: * EHB 1126, CH 205 (2019)
Efficiency standards, various products: HB 1444, SHB 1444, * 2SHB 1444, CH 286 (2019), SB 5115, SSB 5115, 2SSB 5115
Efficiency, including standards, codes, programs, and incentives: HB 1257, SHB 1257, 2SHB 1257, * E3SHB 1257, CH 285 (2019), SB 5293, SSB 5293, 2SSB 5293
Emergency, energy, governor authority to declare, and emergency powers: HB 2829
Energy and climate policy advisory committee, convening: HB 1211, SHB 1211, 2SHB 1211, SB 5116, SSB 5116, * E2SSB 5116, CH 288 (2019)
Energy and climate policy advisory committee, duties: HB 2594
Energy independence act, contingent repeal if carbon tax or price enacted: HB 1226
Energy independence act, modifying: HB 1642, SHB 1642, * E2SSB 5116, CH 288 (2019)
Energy strategy advisory committee, establishing: HB 1211, SHB 1211, 2SHB 1211, SB 5116, SSB 5116, * E2SSB 5116, CH 288 (2019)
Hog fuel, sales and use tax exemptions, extending expiration of: HB 2848, SB 6665
Hydroelectric generation, as renewable energy resource: HB 1232, * E2SSB 5116, CH 288 (2019)
Hydroelectric generation, oil-free turbine technology, sales/use tax exemptions: HB 2825
Hydrogen, renewable, production and distribution by public utility districts: SB 5588
Hydrogen, renewable, production, use, and sale by public utility districts: * SSB 5588, CH 24 (2019)
Nuclear energy, small modular reactors: SB 5629
Performance standard, state, early adoption incentive program: HB 1257, SHB 1257, 2SHB 1257, * E3SHB 1257, CH 285 (2019), SB 5293, SSB 5293, 2SSB 5293
Renewable energy production incentive program, modifications: HB 2248, ESHB 2248, SB 6223
Renewable energy system cost recovery program, modifications: HB 2248, ESHB 2248, SB 6223
Renewable energy systems, encouraging and studying: HB 1862, SB 5223, SSB 5223, * E2SSB 5223, CH 235 (2019)
Renewable resources, alternative energy machinery, tax exemptions: HB 1211, SHB 1211, 2SHB 1211, SB 5116, SSB 5116, * E2SSB 5116, CH 288 (2019)
Renewable resources, clean energy transformation act, modifying: SB 6135
Renewable resources, clean energy transformation act, Washington: HB 1211, SHB 1211, 2SHB 1211, SB 5116, SSB 5116, * E2SSB 5116, CH 288 (2019)
Renewable resources, electricity generated from water, tax preferences: SB 6012, ESSB 6012
Renewable resources/energy, burning solid waste: SB 5747
Resource adequacy, electric generation, stakeholder meetings, convening: SSB 6135
Solar energy systems, manufacturing location for public utility tax incentives: SB 5555
Solar gardens, community, requirements and operation: SB 5280
Solar, community projects, access to: HB 2248, ESHB 2248, SB 6223
Solar, community solar expansion program, as new/separate program: ESHB 2248
Solar, photovoltaic module recovery, reuse, and recycling task force, convening: HB 2389, SB 6622, SSB 6622
Solar, photovoltaic module recovery, reuse, and recycling work group, convening: ESHB 2645
Solar, photovoltaic module stewardship/takeback program: HB 2645, ESHB 2645, SB 6622, SSB 6622
Solid waste combustion, energy recovery facilities for, tax preferences: SB 6019
Solid waste combustion, municipal energy recovery facilities for: HB 2495
State energy strategy, requirements: HB 1211, SHB 1211, 2SHB 1211, SB 5116, SSB 5116, * E2SSB 5116, CH 288 (2019), SB 5629
ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL  ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL RSS Feed
               
Alternative energy resource facilities, not eligible for expedited processing: SB 6352
Operations of council, streamlining and updating: HB 1332, 2ESHB 1332, SB 5329
Transmission corridors work group, convening: SHB 1211, 2SHB 1211, SSB 5116, * E2SSB 5116, CH 288 (2019)
ENTERPRISE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT  ENTERPRISE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also BUILDING CODE COUNCIL; STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS)
Boyer, David, capitol campus quality assurance manager, congratulating: * SR 8669 (2020)
Contracting, building materials, environmental product declarations for: SHB 2744
Contracting, domestic labor law compliance declarations: SHB 2744
Contracts, "contracting out" requirements and contractor ethics: HB 1521, SHB 1521, E2SHB 1521, SB 5655
Electric vehicles, public agencies switching to, DES role: HB 1832
Energy service contractors, registry for municipalities, DES role: SB 5308, SSB 5308, 2SSB 5308
Private vehicles, use by state officials/employees, reimbursement, DES role: SB 6193
School district surplus property, online inventory, DES role: SB 5086
Snow storm in February, DES's work during, thanking DES for: * SR 8624 (2019)
State-owned land/property, underutilized, inventory of, DES role: HB 2774, EHB 2896
ENVIRONMENT  ENVIRONMENT RSS Feed
               (See also AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION; CLIMATE; ECOLOGY, DEPARTMENT; GROWTH MANAGEMENT; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; HAZARDOUS WASTE; LAND USE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT; SOLID WASTE; WATER POLLUTION; WATER RIGHTS)
Building materials, for public works, environmental product declarations for: HB 2744, SHB 2744
Cumulative impact analysis, state agency adoption of: SB 5489, SSB 5489, 2SSB 5489
Engle, Helen, life and work of, recognizing and honoring: * HR 4628 (2019)
Environmental and economic justice panel, establishing: SB 5981
Environmental disparities, highly impacted communities, identifying: SB 5981
Environmental health statutes, reorganizing into new title: HB 2246, SHB 2246
Herbicide aerial application on forestlands, use of SEPA for, reviewing: SSB 6488
Justice, environmental, state agency incorporation of principles of: EHB 2009, SB 5489, SSB 5489, 2SSB 5489
Justice, environmental, task force on: EHB 2009, SB 5489, SSB 5489, 2SSB 5489
Mitigation hierarchy and net ecological gain, for GMA planning purposes: HB 2549
Mitigation hierarchy and net ecological gain, land use/development/environment: HB 2550
Mitigation or analysis beyond comprehensive plan, requiring of, prohibiting: SB 6463
Net ecological gain/no net loss, land use/development/environment: SHB 2550
SEPA, environmental impact statements, by government branches: HB 1029
SEPA, exemptions, bulkheads and bank protection structures: HB 1031, SHB 1031
SEPA, exemptions, categorical, initial application as sufficient to prove: SB 6470
SEPA, exemptions, community facilities districts formation: * HB 1366, CH 260 (2019), SB 5939
SEPA, exemptions, GMA residential capacity/housing affordability compliance: HB 1923, SHB 1923, * E2SHB 1923, CH 348 (2019), HB 2343, SHB 2343, SB 6334, SSB 6334
SEPA, exemptions, temporary shelter or transitional encampment for homeless: SB 5946, ESSB 5946
SEPA, exemptions, urban growth area infill development: HB 2673, SHB 2673
SEPA, greenhouse gas emissions evaluation under, rule adoption: HB 1549, HB 2472, SB 5561
SEPA, local project permit application completeness, when: HB 1451, SB 5372, SSB 5372
SEPA, water withdrawals, Indian tribe historical/cultural interest in water body: SB 6260
Standards, environmental and sustainability, school educational programming: EHB 2811, SB 6124
Standards, environmental and sustainability, school science instruction in: HB 1496, SB 5576
ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE HEARINGS OFFICE  ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE HEARINGS OFFICE RSS Feed
               
Growth management hearings board, administrative appeals judges: HB 2802
Growth management hearings board, cases before, procedures: HB 2802
Growth management hearings board, decisions/orders searchable database, ELUHO role: * SSB 5151, CH 452 (2019)
Growth management hearings board, role of ELUHO: HB 2802, SB 6574, ESSB 6574
ESTATES, TRUSTS, AND PROBATE  ESTATES, TRUSTS, AND PROBATE RSS Feed
               (See also GUARDIANSHIP; RECORDS)
Administration of estate, services, office of public guardianship: HB 1329, * ESHB 1329, CH 215 (2019)
Adult guardianship and protective proceedings act, uniform, modifying: SB 6287, ESSB 6287
Court appointed resource executor (CARE) officers, pilot program: SB 6109
Digital assets, uniform fiduciary access to digital assets act, compliance: HB 1150
Executorships, persons with behavioral health disorders, CARE officers for: SB 6109
Guardianship, conservatorship, and other protective arrangements act: HB 1259, SB 5604, SSB 5604, * 2SSB 5604, CH 437 (2019)
Guardianship, conservatorship, and other protective arrangements act, modifications: SB 6287, ESSB 6287
Trusts, directed, uniform directed trust act: SB 6029, SSB 6029
Trusts, directed, Washington directed trust act, repealing: SSB 6029
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT  ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT RSS Feed
               (See also EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD; JUDICIAL CONDUCT, COMMISSION ON; LEGISLATIVE ETHICS BOARD; PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION)
Harassment or discrimination, unlawful, by legislators/legislative employees: HB 2018
Harassment, by legislators/legislative employees, as ethics violation: * ESHB 2018, CH 383 (2019)
State officers and employees, false testimony to legislature: HB 1030
State officers and employees, postemployment income disclosure: HB 1067, SHB 1067, 2SHB 1067, SB 5033
State officers and employees, prohibited "special privileges," expanded definition: HB 2057
Statewide elected officials and legislators, postemployment disclosure: SSB 5033
EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD  EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD RSS Feed
               (See also ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT)
Postemployment disclosure statements, process and requirements: HB 1067, SHB 1067, 2SHB 1067, SB 5033, SSB 5033
EXPLOSIVES  EXPLOSIVES RSS Feed
               
License applicants, background checks: HB 2805
Licensees and license applicants, background checks: HB 2133
Licenses, issuance denial/revocation/refusal to renew, criteria for: HB 2805
Records and reports, disclosure exemption: * HB 1673, CH 125 (2019)
Violations, explosives act, property seizure and forfeiture: HB 1269, SHB 1269