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LABOR  LABOR RSS Feed
               (See also COLLECTIVE BARGAINING; CONTRACTORS; DISCRIMINATION; EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES; EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT; IMMIGRATION, IMMIGRANTS, AND IMMIGRATION STATUS; PROFESSIONS; WAGES AND HOURS; WOMEN; WORKERS' COMPENSATION)
Affirmative action without preferential treatment, I-1000 to accomplish: SI 1000, HI 1000
Agreements, labor peace, marijuana businesses with: HB 1289, SB 5985
Agricultural products, manufacturers/retail sellers, supply chain disclosures: SB 5693
Agricultural products, retail sellers of, supply chain disclosures: SSB 5693
Airports, minimum labor standards: SHB 2715, * ESSB 6217, CH 96 (2020)
Airports/air navigation facilities, minimum labor standards: HB 2715, SB 6217
Civil rights trail program, advisory board, site recognition, and site awards: HB 2899
Contracts, independent personal labor, persons under, minimum wages for: SB 5987
Cranes, tower crane disassembling, L&I to be present for: SB 6171
Domestic labor law compliance declarations, for public works contracting: HB 2744, SHB 2744
Domestic violence and workplace resources, task force on, convening: * 2EHB 1056 (2020) V
Domestic violence, community resources poster for workplace: * HB 1533, CH 228 (2019)
Domestic workers rights grant program, establishing: HB 2511, SB 6247
Domestic workers, domestic worker protection act: SHB 2511, 2SHB 2511, SSB 6247
Domestic workers, labor protections 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, discharged by employer, written statement of reason and date: SB 6233
Employees, employee fair classification act, creating: HB 1515, HB 1601, SB 5513, SB 5690
Employees, personnel file copy, employer furnishing by request: SB 6233
Employer-employee relationship, under wage and compensation laws: HB 1515, HB 1601, SB 5513, SB 5690
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, CH 125 (2020), * ESB 5439, CH 81 (2019), SB 5449, SSB 5449, SB 5539, SB 6349, SSB 6349
Farm internship pilot project, delaying expiration: HB 2136, SHB 2136
Farm labor contracting system, definition of agricultural employee: * ESSB 6261, CH 205 (2020)
Farm labor contracting system, removing exemption for nonprofits: * ESSB 6261, CH 205 (2020)
Farm labor contractors, licenses and adverse action prohibition: SB 6261
General strike of 1919 in Seattle and labor movement in Washington, recognizing: * HR 4606 (2019), * SR 8608 (2019)
Harassment, discrimination, and abuse, of/against certain home caregivers: HB 2681, SHB 2681, 2SHB 2681, SB 6205, SSB 6205, * E2SSB 6205, CH 309 (2020)
Harassment, discrimination, and retaliation prevention, trainers/peer trainers on: SB 6169, SSB 6169
Health services, disruption by labor unrest, DSHS contracting to avoid: * SB 6096, CH 201 (2020)
Home care settings, free from abuse/discrimination, work group, convening: HB 2681, SHB 2681, 2SHB 2681, SB 6205, SSB 6205, * E2SSB 6205, CH 309 (2020)
Human trafficking, agricultural product supply chain disclosures concerning: SB 5693, SSB 5693
Human trafficking, hearsay evidence by child under 16 concerning: SB 5885, * SSB 5885, CH 90 (2019)
Human trafficking, human trafficking awareness month, designating January as: SB 6633
Human trafficking, increasing awareness of: * SR 8668 (2020)
Human trafficking, noncitizen victims and family members, public assistance: HB 1971, HB 2573, SHB 2573, SB 5164, SSB 5164, 2SSB 5164, * 3SSB 5164, CH 136 (2020)
Human trafficking, restraining order violation, arrest for: * HB 1055, CH 18 (2019)
Interviews, artificial intelligence video interview act, employer requirements: HB 2401, SHB 2401
Labor neutrality agreements, private contractors for certain DSHS services: SB 5295, ESSB 5295
Lockouts, by employer, unemployment benefits for workers due to: SB 6441
Noncompetition covenants, enforceable or unenforceable, when: HB 1450, * ESHB 1450, CH 299 (2019), SB 5478, ESSB 5478, SB 6081, SSB 6081
Public transportation governing bodies, labor representative on: HB 2929
Safety and health, WISHA violations, waiving/modifying finding of, when: HB 2585
Sexual discrimination, in workplace, prevention measures: HB 1728, SB 5258, * ESSB 5258, CH 392 (2019)
Sexual harassment/assault, when workers isolated, employer prevention role: HB 1728, SB 5258, * ESSB 5258, CH 392 (2019)
Unfair practices, employee bargaining rights, employer lack of neutrality: SB 5169
Unfair practices, employee off-duty conduct, employer actions due to: SB 5226, SB 5807
Unfair practices, investigative records, disclosure exemption: * EHB 2020, CH 349 (2019), SB 5929
Unfair practices, pregnancy discrimination by employer, complaint deadline: * SB 6034, CH 145 (2020)
Unions, agency or fair share fees, employee claim or action for, defense to: HB 1575, * SHB 1575, CH 230 (2019), 2SHB 1575, SB 5623, SSB 5623
Unions, dues/representation fees, employee authorization for deduction: HB 1845
Unions, membership dues, employee authorization of: HB 1575, * SHB 1575, CH 230 (2019), 2SHB 1575, SB 5623, SSB 5623
Unions, security provisions, striking from collective bargaining statutes: HB 1575, * SHB 1575, CH 230 (2019), 2SHB 1575, SB 5623, SSB 5623
Wage boards, for nonemployee workers, convening: HB 1601
Whistleblower qui tam actions on behalf of state: HB 1965, SHB 1965, 2SHB 1965
Workers' boards, for nonemployee workers, convening: SB 5690
Workweek, thirty-two-hour, time-and-a-half compensation beyond: SB 6516
LABOR AND INDUSTRIES, DEPARTMENT  LABOR AND INDUSTRIES, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also APPRENTICES AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS; CONTRACTORS; CONVEYANCES; LABOR; PUBLIC WORKS; WORKERS' COMPENSATION)
Aerospace workforce council, to establish apprentice utilization rate, creating: * ESB 6690, CH 165 (2020)
Child care workforce commission, establishing, L&I role: HB 2814
Cranes, tower crane disassembling, L&I to be present for: SB 6171
Domestic workers rights grant program, establishing, L&I role: HB 2511, SB 6247
Factory built housing and commercial structures, inspection of: * HB 1486, CH 165 (2019), SB 5756
Harassment, discrimination, and retaliation prevention, trainers on, qualifying of: SB 6169, SSB 6169
Home care settings, free from abuse/discrimination, work group, L&I to convene: HB 2681, SB 6205
Industrial insurance, medical examinations for, and telemedicine use, L&I role: * ESSB 6440, CH 213 (2020)
Industrial insurance, musculoskeletal disorders, best practices, L&I role: HB 2646
Industrial insurance, third-party administrators, licensing by L&I: HB 2409, * SHB 2409, CH 277 (2020)
Professional licensing, L&I military assistance web page concerning: HB 2303, SHB 2303, 2SHB 2303
Regulatory compliance, technical assistance, enforcement, and training: HB 2330
Wages, new employee training period, restaurants paying, L&I certificate for: SB 6377
Wages, new hourly employee training period wages, L&I certificate for employer: HB 2958
LAKES AND RESERVOIRS  LAKES AND RESERVOIRS RSS Feed
               (See also FISH; FISHING; HYDRAULIC PERMITS AND PROJECTS; SHORELINES AND SHORELINE MANAGEMENT)
Lake and beach management districts, adding to special purpose district definition: ESSB 6324
Lake and beach management districts, in special purpose district definition, when: * ESHB 2588, CH 179 (2020)
Lake Washington, passenger-only ferry service by city on, authority for: * HB 2641, CH 181 (2020)
Roads, county, by water bodies, used for trespassing, vacation of, when: SHB 2371
Roads, county, by water bodies, vacation when safety hazard: HB 2371, * SB 5613, CH 300 (2020)
LAND USE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT  LAND USE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT RSS Feed
               (See also ENVIRONMENT; GROWTH MANAGEMENT; SUBDIVISIONS)
Development regulations, guidance for, implementation effects analysis: SB 5524, SSB 5524
Land use decisions, judicial review of, provisions: HB 1781, SHB 1781
Mitigation hierarchy and net ecological gain, for land use and development: HB 2550
Net ecological gain/no net loss, for land use and development: SHB 2550
Ordinances, violations of, issuance, name of complainant required: HB 2812, SB 6572
Planning costs, local, grant program for: SB 5769
Private property rights, international law or accords infringing, prohibitions: HB 1617
Projects, local, permit application and land use decisions, process/deadlines: HB 2886
Projects, local, permit application completeness, when: HB 1451, SB 5372, SSB 5372
Projects, local, permit application timelines, flexibility, and protections: SB 6461
Projects, of statewide significance, certain pumped storage projects: * EHB 2819, CH 46 (2020), SB 6578, SSB 6578
Projects, of statewide significance, designation process and tax credits: SB 5540
LANDLORD AND TENANT  LANDLORD AND TENANT RSS Feed
               
Application for tenancy, person with arrest/conviction record, protections for: HB 2878, SB 6490
Evictions, just cause, work group to study, creating: SSB 5733
Evictions, no cause, prohibiting and replacing with cause eviction protections: HB 1656, SHB 1656, SB 5733
Evictions, reasons constituting cause for, residential landlord-tenant act: HB 2453, SHB 2453, HB 2724, SB 6378, * ESSB 6378, CH 315 (2020), SB 6379
Evictions, residential, ordinances prohibiting, prohibition if landlord uncompensated: SSB 6651
Evictions, residential, ordinances prohibiting, prohibition of: SB 6651
Landlord mitigation program, eligibility for: * EHB 1694, CH 169 (2020), HB 2732, SHB 2732, * ESSB 5600, CH 356 (2019)
Landlord mitigation program, provisions: * EHB 1694, CH 169 (2020), HB 2724, SB 6378, * ESSB 6378, CH 315 (2020)
Landlord, damage to residential premises by tenant, claims for: HB 2520, SHB 2520
Landlord, maximum allowed rent increase, establishment and publication: HB 2779
Landlord, prior notice for demolition, substantial rehabilitation, or use change: * HB 1462, CH 339 (2019), SSB 5733
Landlord, refusing tenancy due to applicant arrest/conviction record, prohibiting: HB 2878, SB 6490
Landlord, rent increase prior written notice, minimum period for: HB 1440, * ESHB 1440, CH 105 (2019), HB 1460, SB 5600
Landlord, rent increase prior written notice, time period for, when required: HB 2779
Landlords, charging late fees for past due rent, grace period before: HB 2535, * ESHB 2535, CH 177 (2020)
Landlords, charging late fees for past due rent, restricting amount: HB 2779
Mediation program, provisions: HB 1446
Occupants, co-residing with tenant, provisions concerning: HB 2453, SHB 2453, SB 6379
Tenancy, termination by tenant by prior written notice, when: HB 1461
Tenancy, termination by victim of domestic violence, etc.: HB 2732, SHB 2732
Tenancy, termination notice by armed forces member: HB 1138, * ESHB 1138, CH 23 (2019), HB 1461, SB 5180
Tenancy, termination or refusal to renew, cause requirements for: HB 2453, SHB 2453, SB 6379
Tenants and owners, housing information guide, maintaining: HB 1463
Tenants, damage to residential premises by, landlord claims for: HB 2520, SHB 2520
Tenants, notice to pay rent or vacate the premises, 14-day: HB 2453, SHB 2453, HB 2724, * ESSB 5600, CH 356 (2019), SB 6378, * ESSB 6378, CH 315 (2020), SB 6379
Tenants, past due rent, grace period before late fees charged: HB 2535, * ESHB 2535, CH 177 (2020)
Tenants, past due rent, late fees for, restricting: HB 2779
Tenants, paying rent with government assistance, altering rent due date for: * ESHB 2535, CH 177 (2020)
Tenants, rent and deposits/fees, paying in installments: * EHB 1694, CH 169 (2020), * ESSB 5600, CH 356 (2019)
Tenants, rent payment in cash, landlord authority to refuse: * ESSB 6378, CH 315 (2020)
Tenants, seizure and forfeiture of property of: HB 1269, SHB 1269
Unlawful detainer, actions, mediation program provisions: HB 1446
Unlawful detainer, actions, period for tenant response: SB 5123, SSB 5123
Unlawful detainer, actions, residential tenant response period and protections: HB 1453, ESHB 1453, HB 1463, HB 1656, SHB 1656, HB 2453, SHB 2453, SB 5600, * ESSB 5600, CH 356 (2019), SB 5733, SSB 5733, SB 6379
Unlawful detainer, actions, tenant options after judgment entry: * ESSB 6378, CH 315 (2020)
Unlawful detainer, actions, tenant options after judgment issuance: HB 2724, SB 6378
Unlawful detainer, actions, writ of restitution, order to stay: HB 2724, SB 6378, * ESSB 6378, CH 315 (2020)
Unlawful detainer, judgments, emergency rental assistance funds as payment: * ESSB 6378, CH 315 (2020)
Unlawful detainer, proceedings, attorney representation of tenant, studying: SB 5907, SSB 5907
Utilities, city/town services for tenants, collection of delinquent charges: HB 1705, HB 2069, SHB 2069, 2SHB 2069
Utilities, water/sewer, individual unit metering for: HB 1818, SB 5775
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL  LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL RSS Feed
               (See also ANIMALS; CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING COMMISSION; CRIMINAL PROCEDURE; FIRST RESPONDERS; IMMIGRATION, IMMIGRANTS, AND IMMIGRATION STATUS; RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS; SHERIFFS AND POLICE CHIEFS, WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF (WASPC))
Animal in vehicle, preventing cruelty by removing, officer liability for: SB 6151
Animals, police, harming, class B felony when animal killed: SB 5614, ESSB 5614
Behavioral health needs, criminal justice system-involved persons with, grant program: HB 1767, SHB 1767, * 2SHB 1767, CH 378 (2019)
Behavioral health needs, of officers, task force, convening: * SSB 6570, CH 327 (2020) PV
Behavioral health needs, of officers, task force, pilot projects, and grants: SB 6570
Charitable solicitations in public roadway, by law enforcement personnel, when: HB 2911
Colleges, community and technical, agency assistance with security: SB 5150
Colleges, community and technical, officer assignment to, agreements: SSB 5150
Courthouses/facilities, law enforcement actions at, prohibitions/exceptions: HB 2567, * SHB 2567, CH 37 (2020), SB 6522
Deadly force, amending and adding to I-940 as passed by the people: HB 1064, * SHB 1064, CH 4 (2019), SB 5029
Deadly force, police use of, central repository of information, establishing: HB 2789, SHB 2789, SB 6527, SSB 6527
Deadly force, repealing I-940 to and passed by legislature and ESHB 3003 (2018): HB 1064, * SHB 1064, CH 4 (2019)
Deadly force, repealing I-940 to legislature and ESHB 3003 (2018): SB 5029
Derelict vessel removal program, local agency enforcement role and grants: HB 2769, SHB 2769, SB 6528, SSB 6528
Disability, person with, Travis alert outreach demonstration campaign: HB 2884
Disability, person with, Travis alert pilot program, with outreach campaign: SHB 2884
Diversity, professional development outreach grant program, developing: HB 2539
Domestic violence, law enforcement response: HB 1225, * SHB 1225, CH 367 (2019), SB 5143, SSB 5143
Domestic violence, traumatic brain injuries risk, officer training to include: * ESB 5573 (2019) V
Eyewitness evidence, law enforcement maximizing of reliability, work group: HB 1970, SB 5714, * SSB 5714, CH 359 (2019)
Facial recognition technology, agency obtaining or use of, prohibiting: HB 2856, SHB 2856
Facial recognition technology, agency procurement or use, requirements: HB 2761
Facial recognition technology, using to establish probable cause, restrictions: 2SHB 1654
Firearms, concealed pistol licenses, process for renewal by agencies: * HB 1934, CH 135 (2019)
Firearms, forfeited, agency disposing of: HB 1671
Firearms, seizing of, removing authority for, when: SB 6673
Firearms, semiautomatic assault rifle sale/transfer, officer training exemption: HB 1511, HB 2202
Firearms, surrender to and return of by law enforcement, removing various provisions: SB 6673
First aid, officer training in and provision of: HB 1064, * SHB 1064, CH 4 (2019), SB 5029
Fish and wildlife officers, collective bargaining: HB 2212, SHB 2212, SSB 5481, * E2SSB 5481, CH 298 (2020)
Fish and wildlife officers, definition and collective bargaining: HB 1217, SB 5481
Fish and wildlife officers, lawful permanent resident requirement for: HB 2571, * ESHB 2571, CH 38 (2020), SB 6071, SSB 6071
Fish and wildlife officers, rank of sergeant, collective bargaining: HB 2037, SHB 2037
Fish and wildlife officers, vessel crewmember licensee identification to show: SB 6485
Homicide, justifiable, law enforcement deadly force use: HB 1064, * SHB 1064, CH 4 (2019), SB 5029
Huckleberry buyers, disclosing certain records to law enforcement: HB 2092
Immigration enforcement, cooperation with federal government, requiring: HB 2226, SB 6030
Immigration enforcement, cooperation with federal government, restricting: HB 2567, * SHB 2567, CH 37 (2020), SB 6522
Indigenous women and other persons, missing, law enforcement response: SHB 1713, * 2SHB 1713, CH 127 (2019)
License plate recognition systems, automated, law enforcement use: HB 1663, HB 2566, SB 5529
Liquor and cannabis board, marijuana, law enforcement authority of: SHB 1237, 2SHB 1237
Liquor enforcement officers, powers of: HB 1626
Mental disorders, persons with, diversion by police from prosecution: HB 1513, SHB 1513, 2SHB 1513, SB 5444, SSB 5444, * E2SSB 5444, CH 326 (2019)
Missing and unidentified persons, national system, WASPC use of: * EHB 2792, CH 45 (2020)
Missing persons cases, entry into NCIC by law enforcement, when: * EHB 2792, CH 45 (2020)
Motorcycles, profiling by law enforcement, prohibiting: HB 1152, SB 6130
Municipal police districts, planning committees, commissions, and plans: HB 1458
Native American women, missing or murdered, law enforcement response: HB 1713
Officers, behavioral health needs of, suicide prevention efforts: SB 6570, * SSB 6570, CH 327 (2020) PV
Officers, behavioral health needs of, task force, convening: * SSB 6570, CH 327 (2020) PV
Officers, behavioral health needs of, task force, pilot projects, and grants: SB 6570
Officers, certification, polygraph requirement for, provisions: SSB 6148
Officers, certification, polygraph requirement for, removing: SB 6148
Officers, contact information of, disclosure, crime of: HB 2019
Officers, correctional, certification and termination: HB 2499, SHB 2499, * 2SHB 2499, CH 119 (2020)
Officers, correctional, overtime work by: HB 1345, SHB 1345, SB 5200
Officers, limited authority, traffic infraction notices issuance authority, when: HB 2735
Officers, PERS service credit transfer to LEOFF, when: HB 1297, SB 5355, * SSB 5355, CH 47 (2019)
Officers, semiautomatic assault rifle sale/transfer, safety training exemption: HB 1511, HB 2202
Officers, traffic citations by, considering in assessing performance, prohibiting: SB 6316
Officers, use of force with firearm discharge, reporting: SB 5916
Officers, Washington law enforcement officer health and wellness special license plates: HB 2406, SB 6225
Officers, workers' compensation occupational disease presumptions: * HB 1913, CH 133 (2019), SB 5849
Personnel, critical incident stress management programs, expanding access: * HB 2926, CH 294 (2020)
Proactive policing grant program, developing and implementing: HB 1501
Property, crimes against, law enforcement grant program, establishing: HB 1280
Railroad grade crossings, clearing for law enforcement vehicles, when: HB 2923, SB 6675
Sanctuary policies for immigrants, prohibiting: HB 2226, SB 6030
School resource officers, agreements, training, and grant program: SB 5052
Sexual assault kits, tracking system, and survivors: HB 1166, SHB 1166, * 2SHB 1166, CH 93 (2019)
Sexual assault kits, unreported kit storage/preservation: HB 2318, * ESHB 2318, CH 26 (2020)
Sexually exploited children, commercially, protective custody/evaluation facilities: 2SHB 1775, * E3SHB 1775, CH 331 (2020), 2SSB 5744
Sheriff's office, Cowlitz county, deputy Justin DeRosier, honoring: * SR 8652 (2019)
Sheriff's office, Kittitas county, deputy Ryan Thompson, honoring: * HR 4630 (2019), * SR 8635 (2019)
Sheriff's office, Pierce county, deputy Cooper Dyson, celebrating the life of: SR 8706
Sheriff's office, Pierce county, deputy Daniel McCartney act: SB 5050
Sheriff's office, Snohomish county, cold case team detective James H. Scharf, honoring: * HR 4663 (2020)
Sheriff's office, Yakima county, sheriff Brian Winter, recognizing: * HR 4669 (2020)
Sheriff's offices, vacancies in, filling: * HB 1750, CH 14 (2020)
Sheriffs, preparation course for person who is not a peace officer: HB 2664
Sheriffs, salaries of, modifying: SB 5268
Sheriffs, training program for newly elected: HB 2664
State patrol, camper/RV near state waters, wastewater discharge risk notice: HB 2507
State patrol, destruction of forfeited firearms by: HB 1010, SHB 1010
State patrol, domestic violence offender registry, WSP role: HB 1080, SB 5244
State patrol, electronic database, missing persons cases role of: * EHB 2792, CH 45 (2020)
State patrol, executive protection unit, funding: HB 1021
State patrol, firearm safety training program completion documentation role of: SHB 1315
State patrol, handgun proficiency standards and instructors: HB 1315, SB 5174
State patrol, information systems, removing sealed juvenile records from: SB 6444, SSB 6444
State patrol, large capacity magazine buy-back program, WSP to establish: HB 2947
State patrol, missing/murdered indigenous persons, liaisons and protocol: SHB 1713, * 2SHB 1713, CH 127 (2019)
State patrol, missing/murdered Native American women liaisons, establishing: HB 1713
State patrol, sexual assault kit forensic analysis role of: HB 1166, SHB 1166, * 2SHB 1166, CH 93 (2019)
State patrol, state firearms background check system, WSP role: HB 2467, SHB 2467, * E2SHB 2467, CH 28 (2020)
State patrol, state-owned land/property, underutilized, inventory of, WSP role: HB 2774, EHB 2896
Training, basic law enforcement, academy classes minimum number per year: HB 2560
Training, basic law enforcement, commencement date after hiring: HB 1253, SB 5944
Training, eastern WA, basic law enforcement academy pilot project: HB 2538
Training, law enforcement training standards and education board, establishing: HB 2537
Unidentified and missing persons, national system, WASPC use of: * EHB 2792, CH 45 (2020)
Universities and TESC, uniformed personnel, interest arbitration: HB 1043, * SB 5022, CH 234 (2019) PV
LEGISLATIVE AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMITTEE, JOINT  LEGISLATIVE AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMITTEE, JOINT RSS Feed
               (See also TAX PREFERENCES - EXEMPTIONS, CREDITS, DEDUCTIONS, DEFERRALS, ETC.)
Affordable housing, on religious organization property, JLARC review: * SHB 1377, CH 218 (2019), SSB 5358
Ambulatory surgical facilities regulatory program, JLARC performance audit: SB 5906
Clean fuels program, JLARC to analyze program: HB 1110, SHB 1110, E2SHB 1110, SB 5412
Commercial office space, tax incentives for developing, JLARC to study: HB 1746, * SHB 1746, CH 273 (2019)
Community residential service businesses, public utility tax on, JLARC review: SB 5990
Corrections, department of, data systems of, JLARC to study: SB 6308
Corrections, department of, information technology/records related units at, JLARC to audit: SB 6298
Corrections, department of, medical and health related units of, JLARC to audit: SB 6298
Electric utility on-bill repayment programs, efficacy of: SHB 1642
Employees of JLARC, collective bargaining rights: HB 1452, SHB 1452, SB 5691
Firearm background checks, single/full point of contact system, feasibility: HB 1949
First responder building mapping information system, school use, studying: HB 1216, SHB 1216, * 2SHB 1216, CH 333 (2019), SB 5317, SSB 5317, 2SSB 5317
Greenhouse gas reductions, impact of, JLARC to analyze, when: HB 1113, SHB 1113
Homeless assistance, data/data collection systems for, JLARC to study: SB 6647
Housing, low-income development costs, JLARC's report analyzing: SB 5361
Local revitalization financing, state contribution, JLARC to study effectiveness of: ESHB 2804
Long-term services and supports trust commission, JLARC to audit and review: SSB 5331
Long-term services and supports trust commission, JLARC to report on: SHB 1087
Marbled murrelet, long-term conservation strategy, impacts of, JLARC review: HB 1546, SB 5547
Military benefit zone financing, impact analysis: SSB 5571
Partnership access line for moms and kids, pilot program, JLARC review of: HB 2728
Partnership access lines for providers/moms/kids, JLARC review of: * SHB 2728, CH 291 (2020)
Performance-based contracting services program, JLARC to review: SB 5308, SSB 5308, 2SSB 5308
Psychiatric call center, JLARC to review: * SHB 2728, CH 291 (2020)
Public works, small works roster and limited public works, review of: HB 1202
Rural college promise program, JLARC evaluation of effectiveness: SB 6614
School district employees, part-time, number/type/SEBB eligibility of, studying: * ESSB 6189, CH 8 (2020)
School districts, statewide reorganization plan, review of: SB 5269
Spending programs, new statutory state, JLARC review of: HB 2150
Tax expenditures, renaming "preferences" as, revised committee provisions: HB 1703
Volunteer opportunities in state government, review of: SB 5265
Wildfire prevention/preparedness, surcharge for, JLARC to report on: HB 2413
Wildfire prevention/suppression, additional insurer tax for, JLARC to report on: SB 5996
Wildfire prevention/suppression, surcharge for, JLARC to report on: SSB 5996
LEGISLATIVE ETHICS BOARD  LEGISLATIVE ETHICS BOARD RSS Feed
               (See also ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT)
Employees of board, collective bargaining rights: SHB 1452
Legislative professional staff members, financial affairs reporting, board role: HB 2397
Postemployment disclosure statements, process and requirements: HB 1067, SHB 1067, 2SHB 1067, SB 5033, SSB 5033
LEGISLATIVE EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM (LEAP) COMMITTEE  LEGISLATIVE EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM (LEAP) COMMITTEE RSS Feed
               
Employees of LEAP, collective bargaining rights: SHB 1452
Expenditure information web site, state, accessibility from taxes database: SB 5631
Homeless assistance, government spending on, internet portal for, LEAP role: SB 6647
LEGISLATURE  LEGISLATURE RSS Feed
               (See also CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS; ELECTIONS; INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM; LEGISLATIVE AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMITTEE, JOINT; LEGISLATIVE ETHICS BOARD; LEGISLATIVE EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM (LEAP) COMMITTEE; SEX OFFENSES AND OFFENDERS; TITLE ONLY BILLS)
Act/law/bill, voter-rejected, same-subject legislative enactment prohibitions, constitutional amendment: HJR 4215
Administrative rules review committee, joint, certain agencies, review frequency: HB 2330
Advanced tuition payment committee, legislative advisory committee to, repealing: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020), SB 6468
Agencies, legislative, public records disclosure by: SB 5784
Agency reports to legislature, for November/December, submitting by October 31st: SB 6624
Agency rule making, role of legislature: HB 1052, HB 2628, SB 6044, SB 6315
Appleton, Sherry, state representative, honoring: * HR 4685 (2020)
Art and exhibits, display in legislative buildings, program for: SB 5869
B&O tax rates, increase or differential, two-thirds majorities or voter approval: SJR 8210
Bills, introduced during one session by a legislator as prime sponsor, limiting: SB 6683
Bills, memorials, and resolutions from 2019 regular session, returning to house of origin: * SCR 8409 (2019)
Bills, memorials, and resolutions from 2020 regular session, returning to house of origin: HCR 4404, * SCR 8413 (2020)
Bills, memorials, and resolutions, reintroduction for 2020 regular session: * HCR 4402 (2020)
Bills, public hearings and legislative votes, required notice and availability: HB 2190
Bills, reports/analyses to indicate agency rule-making authorization by: HB 2628, SB 6044
Bills, tax or fee increases and preferences in, cost/savings determination: HB 2333
Bills, title- or intent-only, prohibiting introduction or amendment of: HB 2190
Bills, title-only, prohibiting introduction of: SB 6042
Bills, title-only, prohibiting, constitutional amendment for: SJR 8214
Bills, to regulate/implement new professional licenses, sunrise review process: HB 2477
Bills/other legislation, cutoff dates: * SCR 8400 (2019), SCR 8411
Bills/other legislation, cutoff dates, exempting K-12 funding legislation from: ESCR 8405
Budget office, legislative, and budget director appointment committee, creating: HB 2225
Chambers, house/senate in legislative building, skylights/ceilings in, restoring: SB 6691
Chopp, Frank, speaker of house of representatives, recognizing and honoring: * HR 4641 (2019)
Code of conduct for legislature: * HCR 4401 (2019)
Code of conduct for legislature, training course for lobbyists based on: * SSB 5861, CH 469 (2019)
Committees, selected, repealing, amending. or removing from statute: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020)
Dairy day at the legislature, recognizing: * SR 8605 (2019), * SR 8671 (2020)
DeBolt, Richard, state representative, honoring: * HR 4686 (2020)
Deceased former members, joint session to honor: * SCR 8404 (2019)
Early achievers program, joint select committee on, recommendations of: HB 1391, SHB 1391, * E2SHB 1391, CH 369 (2019) PV, SB 5484, SSB 5484, 2SSB 5484
Easements, forest riparian, recommended by DNR, legislature to fund: HB 2368
Economic development and international relations, legislative committee on, duties: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020)
Education accountability system oversight committee, repealing: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020)
Employees of legislative branch, harassment or discrimination, unlawful: HB 2018
Employees of legislative branch, harassment, as ethics violation: * ESHB 2018, CH 383 (2019)
Employees of legislative branch, permanent, collective bargaining rights: HB 1452, SHB 1452, SB 5691
Energy emergency, governor declaration/emergency powers, legislature role: HB 2829
Eyewitness evidence, maximizing reliability, work group: HB 1970, SB 5714, * SSB 5714, CH 359 (2019)
Federal government, state agency agreements with, reporting to legislature: HB 1613
Fee increases, requiring simple majority: HJR 4206
Firearms, bills pertaining to, training for legislators introducing: SB 5172
Fiscal analysis, creating legislative budget office to oversee: HB 2225
Fiscal analysis, work group concerning nonpartisan agency for: SB 5636, SSB 5636
Fiscal analysis, work group concerning nonpartisan fiscal and program information: HB 2151
Fiscal impact, dynamic fiscal impact statements, instituting: HB 2151, SB 5636, SSB 5636
Fiscal legislation, veto of, impact on balanced operating budget: HB 2090
Fiscal notes, creating legislative budget office to prepare: HB 2225
Fiscal notes, various provisions: HB 2151, SB 5636, SSB 5636
Gift center, craft distillery and microbrewery product sales: SB 5059, SSB 5059
Gift center, microbrewery product sales: 2SSB 5059
Goodman, Hunter, former secretary of senate, blood donations on March 12 in honor of: * SR 8710 (2020)
Gubernatorial appointments, background check information for, providing: SB 5968
Health care information provided to legislature, disclosure exemption: SB 6539
Health care oversight, joint select committee, health security trust role: HB 1104
Heck, Dennis, former state representative, honoring: * HR 4664 (2020), * SR 8680 (2020)
House business during interim, conducting: * HR 4642 (2019), * HR 4689 (2020)
House districts, two within each senate district, creating: SB 6197
House organized, notification of governor: * HR 4601 (2019), * HR 4644 (2020)
House rules, permanent: * HR 4607 (2019), * HR 4646 (2020)
House rules, temporary: * HR 4600 (2019)
House, chief clerk, public records duties: * HR 4646 (2020)
House, remote testimony pilot program, options/recommendations, requesting: * HR 4621 (2019)
House, staff of, showing appreciation of: * HR 4682 (2020)
House, standing committees, number of members: * HR 4646 (2020)
Informant information or testimony, evaluating reliability of, work group: HB 1970, SB 5714
Informant testimony, reliability of, work group: * SSB 5714, CH 359 (2019)
Joint session, address by British Columbia premier John Horgan: * SCR 8402 (2019)
Joint session, state of state message: * HCR 4400 (2019), * HCR 4403 (2020)
Joint session, state of the judiciary message: * SCR 8401 (2019)
Kilduff, Christine, state representative, honoring: * HR 4688 (2020)
Legislative entities, defined for public records disclosure purposes: HB 2466
Legislators, campaign contribution restrictions, when: HB 2530, SB 5270, SSB 5270
Legislators, harassment or discrimination, unlawful: HB 2018
Legislators, harassment, as ethics violation: * ESHB 2018, CH 383 (2019)
Legislators, high school assessments completion by: HB 1478
Legislators, non-legislative employment of, leave of absence from: ESB 5294
Legislators, postemployment disclosure statements: SSB 5033
Legislators, terms of, extending length and staggering: HB 2249
Legislators, terms of, extending length and staggering, constitutional amendment: HJR 4209, SJR 8217
Lobbyists, legislative code of conduct training course for, requirements: * SSB 5861, CH 469 (2019)
Lobbyists, Ronald Main, honoring and remembering: * SR 8709 (2020)
Lobbyists, Sister Sharon Park, honoring: * HR 4636 (2019)
Manufacturing, work group on, time-limited, and advisory group, establishing: HB 2879
Modernization of state legislature, joint select committee, establishing: HB 2827, SCR 8412
Monument, global war on terror, service members who died in, work group: SB 5712
Occupational boards, standing committees to review regulations: HB 1770
Oral history committee, legislative, staff support for: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020)
Payne, Greg, chief clerk's office, house of representatives, recognizing: * HR 4639 (2019)
Pension policy, select committee on, interruptive military service credit, studying: * SHB 2544, CH 178 (2020)
Pesticide application safety committee, establishing: HB 1725, SHB 1725, 2SHB 1725, SB 5550, * SSB 5550, CH 327 (2019)
Pettigrew, Eric, state representative, honoring: * HR 4687 (2020)
Prentice, Margarita, former state senator, honoring the life of: * SR 8651 (2019)
Professional licensing, bills to regulate/implement, sunrise review process: HB 2477
Public records officers, house chief clerk and senate secretary to be: HB 2105, HB 2115, HB 2466, SB 5784
Public records, legislative transparency act: HB 2105
Public records, legislators and legislative agencies, disclosure of, when: HB 2115, HB 2466
Rule making, department of ecology policies, legislative ratification: SB 6315
Salmon committee, joint legislative, establishing: HB 2552
Senate business during interim, conducting: * SR 8655 (2019), * SR 8711 (2020)
Senate districts, two house districts within each, creating: SB 6197
Senate organized, notification of governor: * SR 8600 (2019), * SR 8656 (2020)
Senate rules, permanent: * ESR 8601 (2019), * SR 8657 (2020), * SR 8659 (2020)
Senate, committee or subcommittee hearing before second reading: * SR 8659 (2020)
Senate, standing committees, members and additional rules: * SR 8657 (2020)
Session, 2019 regular, adjourning SINE DIE: * SCR 8410 (2019)
Session, 2020 regular, adjourning SINE DIE: HCR 4405, * SCR 8414 (2020)
Session, 2020 regular, laws passed during, repealing and eliminating all: SB 6703
Session, house business during interim: * HR 4642 (2019), * HR 4689 (2020)
Session, regular, excluding public holidays from: SJR 8203
Session, senate business during interim, conducting: * SR 8655 (2019), * SR 8711 (2020)
Sexual harassment, state employee claims data, reporting of: SB 5845
Small forest landowners, legislative work group, creating: HB 1273, SB 5330
Smith, Norma, state representative, honoring: * HR 4684 (2020)
Spending programs, bills enacting new statutory state, spending performance statements in: HB 2150
Staff members, financial affairs statement filing, legislative ethics board role: HB 2397
Staff members, financial affairs statements, posting online, prohibition: HB 2397, HB 2398, SHB 2772, SSB 6361, 2SSB 6361
Standing committees, permanent senate rules: * ESR 8601 (2019)
Standing committees, temporary house rules: * HR 4600 (2019)
Systems administrative committee, joint legislative, amending provisions: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020)
Systems committee, joint legislative, repealing: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020)
Task force, joint, on availability of crop insurance for hemp producers, establishing: HB 1401, SB 5719
Task force, joint, on criminal sentencing, establishing: HB 1495, SHB 1495
Task force, joint, on facial recognition technology, establishing: HB 2856, SHB 2856
Task force, joint, on improving institutional education programs and outcomes: HB 2116
Task force, joint, on industrial insurance choice and competition, establishing: HB 2025
Task force, joint, on motion picture competitiveness program: SB 5943
Task force, joint, on problem gambling, creating: HB 1880, ESHB 1880, SB 5818
Task force, joint, on residential habilitation center clients plan/report, creating: HB 2572, SHB 2572, SB 6419, * ESSB 6419, CH 317 (2020)
Task force, joint, on sexual assault forensic examination best practices: HB 1166
Task force, joint, on Title IX protections and compliance, establishing: HB 1998
Task force, on advisory votes, establishing: SB 6610
Task force, on commemorating George Washington Bush through art, establishing: HB 2134
Task force, on community and technical college counselors: * ESHB 1355, CH 113 (2019)
Task force, on facial recognition services, establishing: SB 6280
Task force, on functional recovery of buildings after earthquakes: SSB 5247, SB 5557, SSB 5557
Task force, on improving institutional education programs and outcomes: * ESHB 2116, CH 226 (2020)
Task force, on missing and murdered Native American women, establishing: HB 1713
Task force, on social equity in marijuana, establishing: SHB 2870, * E2SHB 2870, CH 236 (2020)
Task force, on state revenue reform, creating: SB 5541
Task force, on Title IX protections and compliance, establishing: ESHB 1998
Task force, to create Washington state office of equity operations plan: HB 1783, SHB 1783, SB 5776
Tax increase legislation, two-thirds majority for approval: HJR 4206
Technology committees, fostering space economy public policy study role of: HB 2596
Testimony, false, by state officers and employees to legislature: HB 1030
Trade policy, joint legislative oversight committee on, eliminating: HB 1279, * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020)
Transportation committee, joint, evaluating transferred funds' impact: SB 5978
Transportation committee, joint, rail safety governance, consultant study on: HB 2287, SHB 2287
Transportation committee, joint, studying public agency switch to electric vehicles: SHB 1832
Transportation committee, joint, studying Washington-Oregon bridge options: HB 1835
Transportation committee, joint, transition to low-carbon transportation network: HB 2042
Transportation committees, megaproject reporting by DOT to: HB 1321
Tribal-state relations, joint committee on, establishing: HB 2751
TVW, 25 years of continuous service, congratulating for: * HR 4665 (2020)
Water resource policy, joint select committee on, establishing for action plan: HB 2765
Water resource policy, joint work group on, establishing for action plan: HB 2553
Workforce education investment accountability and oversight board, legislative, establishing: HB 2158
Youth advisory council, legislative, transferring to lieutenant governor's office: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020), SB 6487, SSB 6487
Youth advisory council, legislative, various modifications: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020), SB 6487, SSB 6487
LIBRARIES  LIBRARIES RSS Feed
               
Discover passes, provided to libraries for patrons to check out: SB 6670, * SSB 6670, CH 75 (2020)
Districts, general obligation bonds for, maximum term of, when: HB 2815, SHB 2815, * SB 6305, CH 207 (2020)
Firearms, possession on premises of, prohibitions: HB 1530, SB 5434
Fund-raising contest of chance, prize or purchase in, use tax exemption: HB 1808, SHB 1808, * SB 6312, CH 159 (2020), SB 6390
Internet safety policy, preventing minor access to harmful depictions: HB 1635
Library capital facilities, ballot proposition for financing, requirements: HB 2815, SHB 2815, * SB 6305, CH 207 (2020)
O'Loughlin, Dorothy, volunteer, honoring: * SR 8610 (2019)
Schools, library and technology programs, OSPI to oversee, duties: HB 2637, SHB 2637, SB 6371, SSB 6371
State library, Washington state library-archives building project and account: HB 2015, * ESHB 2015, CH 448 (2019), SB 5902
Teacher-librarian to student ratio, school allocations based on, when: HB 2637, SB 6371
Teacher-librarians, school allocations for: HB 2084
LICENSING, DEPARTMENT  LICENSING, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also BOATS AND BOATING; DRIVERS AND DRIVERS' LICENSES; FIREARMS; MILITARY; MOTOR VEHICLES; PROFESSIONS; REAL ESTATE AND REAL PROPERTY)
Facial recognition system, DOL exemption from prohibitions, when: HB 2856, SHB 2856
Facial recognition system, information and data disclosure exemption, when: HB 2446, SHB 2446
Motor vehicle excise tax, DOL collection for regional transit authority: SB 6606, SSB 6606
Permanent cosmetics businesses and artists, licensing and regulation: HB 1158, SHB 1158
Personal information, release for immigration enforcement, restricting, when: HB 2446, SHB 2446
Pistols, transfer and/or sale records DOL database, prohibiting: HB 1022, HB 1024
Professional engineers and land surveyors, state board of registration for, and DOL: * HB 2833, CH 47 (2020), SB 6323
Professional engineers and land surveyors, state board of registration for, as separate agency: * HB 1176, CH 442 (2019), SB 5443, SSB 5443
Professional licensing review act, sunset review process for requirements: HB 2357, HB 2875, SHB 2875
Professional licensing, applicants with criminal convictions, process for: HB 2356, SHB 2356
Professional licensing, competency-based requirements, DOL role: HB 2355, SHB 2355
Professional licensing, DOL military assistance web page concerning: HB 2303, SHB 2303, 2SHB 2303
Professional licensing, military/spouses, provisional occupational license: HB 2534, SHB 2534
Professional licensing, new residents of state, expediting for, when: HB 2354, SHB 2354
Professional licensing, sunset review process for requirements: HB 2357, HB 2875, SHB 2875
Professions, regulating, only in public interest, sunrise review process: HB 2477
Road usage fee, for electric/hybrid vehicles, implementation plan, DOL role: SB 6586, SSB 6586
Traffic fines, unpaid, work group on economic burden of, DOL to convene: SB 6153
Transportation network companies, drivers, and vehicles, uniform regulation: HB 2039, SB 5926
Uniform commercial code, increasing surcharge on filings: HB 2193, SB 6074, * SSB 6074, CH 60 (2020)
Vehicle licensing system, agent/subagent service fee adjustment: SB 5419, SSB 5419
LIENS  LIENS RSS Feed
               
Clean energy building improvements, C-PACER program for, liens as part of: HB 2405, SHB 2405, * E2SHB 2405, CH 27 (2020), SB 6222
Impounded vehicles, auction by operator, moneys to fulfill operator's lien: HB 1684, SB 5668
Impounded vehicles, personal property in, sale to fulfill lien against: SB 5652, * SSB 5652, CH 401 (2019)
Property tax liens, foreclosure, sale of property as is: * HB 1634, CH 28 (2019), SB 5518
Stored vehicle, when possessory lien on, wholesale auction dealer requirements: HB 2650, SB 6410
Tax liens, federal, documents exemption from recording surcharges: * HB 1980, CH 136 (2019), SB 5898, SSB 5898
Utilities, delinquent charges owed by tenant, prohibiting lien against owner: HB 1705, HB 2069, SHB 2069, 2SHB 2069
Wage liens, comprehensive provisions: HB 1514, SHB 1514, 2SHB 1514, SB 6053, SSB 6053
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR  LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR RSS Feed
               
Governor's duties, lieutenant governor performing, payment for: SB 5797
Legislative youth advisory council, transferring to lieutenant governor's office: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020), SB 6487, SSB 6487
Washington generals, association of, renaming: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020)
Washington state leadership board, renaming Washington generals as: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020)
LIFE SCIENCES DISCOVERY FUND AUTHORITY  LIFE SCIENCES DISCOVERY FUND AUTHORITY RSS Feed
               
Authority statutes, repealing or recodifying: HB 1335, * SB 5490, CH 83 (2019)
Authority, removing provision from statute: * HB 2402, CH 114 (2020)
Life sciences discovery fund, transferring administration of: HB 1335, * SB 5490, CH 83 (2019)
LIQUOR AND CANNABIS BOARD  LIQUOR AND CANNABIS BOARD RSS Feed
               (See also ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; DRUGS)
Employees, interest arbitration for: SB 6629, SB 6687
Enforcement officers, liquor, powers of: HB 1626
Licensing and enforcement system modernization project account, delaying expiration: HB 1430, * SHB 1430, CH 164 (2019)
Liquor laws and rules, written interpretations by board: HB 2510, SB 6341
Marijuana, businesses, compliance and enforcement reform, board role: HB 1237, SHB 1237, 2SHB 1237, SB 5318, * ESSB 5318, CH 394 (2019)
Marijuana, businesses, investor or financier transaction fee, collecting: HB 2263, SB 6085
Marijuana, businesses, limiting board regulatory authority, when: HB 2817, SB 6661
Marijuana, businesses, prohibiting licensing due to objection based on zoning: HB 2247
Marijuana, law enforcement authority of board: SHB 1237, 2SHB 1237
Members, adding legislators to board: SB 5296
Replacing board with Washington state liquor and cannabis department: HB 2160
Rule making by board, various provisions: SB 5296
Technical corrections to board statutes, various: SB 5296, SSB 5296
Vapor products, licensing and regulation, board authority: HB 2454, * HB 2826, CH 133 (2020), SB 6254, SSB 6254, E2SSB 6254, SB 6579
LIVESTOCK  LIVESTOCK RSS Feed
               (See also ANIMALS; FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS; HORSES; WILDLIFE)
Brand inspection, WSDA authority to conduct, removing: HB 2075, SB 5967
Brands, various provisions: SB 5959, * ESSB 5959, CH 92 (2019)
Cattle transaction reporting system, electronic, modifying: HB 2074, SB 5956, SB 5959, * ESSB 5959, CH 92 (2019)
Feed lots, certified, license fees: SB 5959, * ESSB 5959, CH 92 (2019)
Identification, livestock identification advisory committee, provisions: SB 5959, * ESSB 5959, CH 92 (2019)
Inspection program, repealing provisions: HB 2075, SB 5967
Inspection program, report concerning: SB 5959, * ESSB 5959, CH 92 (2019)
Inspection, field livestock inspectors: SB 5959, * ESSB 5959, CH 92 (2019)
Markets, public livestock, provisions: SB 5959, * ESSB 5959, CH 92 (2019)
Wolf-livestock conflict response and proactive nonlethal deterrents: HB 2097, * ESHB 2097, CH 450 (2019)
Wolf-livestock conflict response, radio collars on gray wolves, use of: HB 2906, SHB 2906
LOANS  LOANS RSS Feed
               (See also FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS)
Affordable housing, loans to programs for, B&O tax credit: HB 2606
Businesses, women-/minority-/veteran-owned, loans to, B&O tax credit: HB 2605
Debt buyers, actions against debtors, prohibitions: HB 2476, * SHB 2476, CH 30 (2020)
Linked deposit program, administrative provisions: SB 5167, ESSB 5167
LOCAL GOVERNMENT  LOCAL GOVERNMENT RSS Feed
               (See also BUILDING CODES AND PERMITS; CITIES AND TOWNS; COMPUTERS; COUNTIES; ENVIRONMENT; GROWTH MANAGEMENT; HOMELESS PERSONS; HOMES AND HOUSING; IMMIGRATION, IMMIGRANTS, AND IMMIGRATION STATUS; LAND USE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT; LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL; OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS; PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES; PUBLIC WORKS; RECORDS; SPECIAL AND SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICTS; TAXES - SALES; TAXES - USE)
Automated decision systems, agency development, procurement, and use of: HB 1655, SB 5527
Bags, carryout, local ordinances, prohibition: HB 1205, SHB 1205, 2SHB 1205, SB 5323, * ESSB 5323, CH 138 (2020)
Ballot measures, statewide, local legal relation to, prohibiting declaratory judgment: HB 2887
Bots, using online to mislead, prohibiting, when: HB 2396
Broadband infrastructure, grant and loan program for political subdivisions: HB 1606
Broadband internet services, local government authority to provide: SB 5085
Building communities fund program, grant assistance award amounts: HB 1952
Charitable organizations, solicitations in public roadway, when: HB 2911
Clean energy building improvements, C-PACER program for, county role: HB 2405, SHB 2405, * E2SHB 2405, CH 27 (2020), SB 6222
Clean energy building improvements, C-PACER program for, municipality role: HB 1796, SHB 1796, SB 5730
Code enforcement officials, assault of: HB 1337, SHB 1337
Community empowerment zones, sales and use tax deferral: HB 1807
Community preservation and development authorities, creating: * HB 1918, CH 447 (2019)
Community redevelopment financing, property tax use for, constitutional amendment: HJR 4212
Community redevelopment financing, special property tax use for: HB 2778
Continuity of government, after catastrophic incident: HB 1077, HJR 4200, SB 5012, * SSB 5012, CH 471 (2019), * SJR 8200 (2019)
Contracting, building materials, environmental product declarations for: HB 2744, SHB 2744
Contracts, beneficial interest in, adjusting exemption thresholds, when: * SB 6326, CH 69 (2020)
Coronavirus, declared state of emergency, appropriations for response to: * EHB 2965, CH 7 (2020), SB 6696
Data systems, breach notification, "personal information": * SB 6187, CH 65 (2020)
Driving records, of local government employees: HB 1360, * SHB 1360, CH 99 (2019), SB 5725
Dwelling units, accessory, creating within urban growth areas: HB 1797, SHB 1797, SB 5812, ESSB 5812
Elected officials, solemnizing of marriages by, when: HB 1192, SHB 1192
Electric vehicles, public agencies switching to: HB 1832
Electric vehicles, public agencies switching to, studying: SHB 1832
Energy service contractors, registry for municipalities: SB 5308, SSB 5308, 2SSB 5308
Facial recognition services, agency use of, requirements: SB 6280, * ESSB 6280, CH 257 (2020) PV
Facial recognition technology, agency obtaining or use of, prohibiting: HB 2856, SHB 2856
Facial recognition technology, government use, restrictions: HB 1654, SHB 1654, SB 5528
Facial recognition technology, law enforcement agency procurement or use: HB 2761
Firearms regulation, local government authority: HB 1374
Firearms regulation, state preemption of, repealing: HB 1374
Governing bodies, election when jurisdiction modifies districting plan: SB 5266, * SSB 5266, CH 454 (2019)
Homeless persons, job training/housing, grant program for municipalities: SB 6385, SSB 6385
Homeless persons, religious organizations hosting, local actions/regulations: HB 1754, * ESHB 1754, CH 223 (2020), SB 5644
Homes, unrelated occupants occupying, city/county limit of, prohibiting: SB 6302, SSB 6302
Housing, emergency/supportive, agencies providing, local utility connection charge waiver: HB 2629, SB 6414
Income tax, levy by city, county, or city-county, prohibiting: HB 2479, SB 6462
Income tax, local or state, prohibiting imposition of: SB 6702
Infrastructure, funding of, Washington investment trust, creating for: SB 5949, SB 5995
Infrastructure, local investment program, sales/use tax remittance: HB 1938, SHB 1938, 2SHB 1938, 3SHB 1938
Infrastructure, projects, housing development, certain tax revenues for: HB 1680, SHB 1680, SB 5788, SB 5952
Infrastructure, projects, including natural/green infrastructure measures: HB 1680, SHB 1680, HB 1691, SHB 1691, SB 5788, SB 5952
Infrastructure, projects, loan agreements with housing finance commission: HB 1441, SB 5304
Investment portfolios, separately managed, for governmental entities: HB 1284, * SHB 1284, CH 163 (2019), SB 5306
Military benefit zones, creating to finance public improvements: HB 1386, SHB 1386, SB 5571, SSB 5571
Military installations, incompatible development near, projects to address: HB 1628, SHB 1628
Military installations, infrastructure to support, new account for grants for: SB 5748, * SSB 5748, CH 404 (2019)
Parks benefit districts, formation by city, county, or certain districts: HB 1371, SHB 1371, SB 5680, SSB 5680
Personal information, social security number last 4 digits as breached data: * SB 6187, CH 65 (2020)
Personal property, sales/use between political subdivisions, tax exemptions: * SB 5337, CH 188 (2019)
Private property rights, international law or accords infringing, prohibitions: HB 1617
Property, seizure by agencies and forfeiture: HB 1269, SHB 1269
Public improvements, building business ecosystems area financing for: SB 5564, SSB 5564
Residential evictions, ordinances prohibiting, prohibition if landlord uncompensated: SSB 6651
Residential evictions, ordinances prohibiting, prohibition of: SB 6651
Revenue, supreme court decisions altering, fiscal notes for, provision of: SB 6353
Safety, local public, building construction for, tax exemptions: SB 5348
Sanctuary policies for immigrants, prohibiting: HB 2226, SB 6030
Self-insurance risk programs, local government joint, participation in: * HB 1431, CH 26 (2019), SB 5584
Tax revenue capacity, local governments', studying: HB 1008, SHB 1008
Tax revenues/resources, existing, supplanting of and flexibility with: HB 1718
Tolls, vehicle toll imposition by local governments, prohibiting: SB 5104, SSB 5104
Vehicle maintenance/repair, agreements for fire protection districts to provide: HB 1669, SB 5670
Vehicle/equipment maintenance, agreements for fire protection districts to provide: * SSB 5670, CH 402 (2019)
Voting, ranked choice, local government option to use: HB 1722, SB 5708, SB 6569
Wages, payment of, governmental employers requiring working without: SB 5707
Women in public office, supporting success of: * HR 4624 (2019)
LODGING  LODGING RSS Feed
               (See also BUSINESSES; TAXES - LODGING)
Human trafficking, transient accommodation employee training: HB 2320, SHB 2320, SB 6356
Lodging, hospitality industry in Washington, recognizing: * SR 8607 (2019)
Lodging, short-term rentals through internet platforms, special excise taxes: SB 6680
Lodging, tourism promotion area formation charge for furnishing, additional: * ESSB 6592, CH 215 (2020)
Lodging, tourism promotion area formation charge for furnishing, increasing: SB 6592
Lodging, tourism promotion area formation charges for furnishing, removal petition: SB 6592, * ESSB 6592, CH 215 (2020)
Marijuana, use in hotel, motel, or inn guest rooms, unlawful, when: HB 2199
Public accommodation, places of, artificial intelligence profiling in, prohibiting: HB 2644
Public accommodation, places of, closed captioning on televisions in: SB 6182, SSB 6182
Public accommodation/etc., places of, facial recognition technology in, prohibiting: HB 2856, SHB 2856
Sale of lodging, special excise taxes on: HB 1242, SB 5228, ESSB 5228, SB 6446, SB 6680
Short-term agreements, standards for, for transient accommodations: SB 5863
Short-term rental operators and platforms, requirements: HB 1798, * SHB 1798, CH 346 (2019), SB 5870
Short-term rental operators, complimentary wine by, special permit: HB 2192
LONG-TERM CARE  LONG-TERM CARE RSS Feed
               (See also BACKGROUND CHECKS; LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDS, OFFICE OF STATE; PUBLIC ASSISTANCE; VULNERABLE ADULTS)
Adult family homes, bed capacity: HB 1023, * ESHB 1023, CH 220 (2020), SB 5396
Adult family homes, licensing and proximity of: HB 1827
Adult family homes, multistate license-holding nurses, reporting number of: SSB 6209
Adult family homes, safe egress for residents: HB 1423, SB 5403, * SSB 5403, CH 80 (2019)
Adult family homes, serving persons with dementia and Alzheimer's, services: SSB 5672, * 2SSB 5672, CH 466 (2019) PV
Adult family homes, serving persons with dementia and Alzheimer's, specialty contract: SB 5672
Adult family homes, serving persons with developmental disabilities, services: SSB 5672, * 2SSB 5672, CH 466 (2019) PV
Adult family homes, serving persons with developmental disabilities, specialty contract: SB 5672
Adult family homes, sexually violent predator placement in, prohibiting: SB 5038
Adult family homes, training network for: HB 1675, SB 5728, SSB 5728
Adult family homes, violent or sex offenders, protections: HB 1827
Assisted living facilities, multistate license-holding nurses, reporting number of: SSB 6209
Assisted living facilities, volunteers: HB 1645, SHB 1645, SB 5533, SSB 5533, 2SSB 5533, 3SSB 5533
Assisted living facilities, volunteers and employees: * 2SHB 1645, CH 270 (2020), 4SSB 5533
Boarding homes, using residential dwellings as, city/county prohibition, prohibiting: HB 2890
Boarding homes, using residential dwellings as, county authority to authorize: ESHB 2890
Care worker research and resource center, creating: HB 1851
Case management responsibilities, to include oversight of care provided: SB 6658
Community residential service businesses, operation by developmental disabilities administration: HB 2600
Community residential service businesses, Snohomish county benchmark rate: HB 1193, SB 5281
Consumer directed employer program, repealing: SB 6658
Consumer directed employers, abuse/discrimination protections for caregivers: HB 2681, SHB 2681, 2SHB 2681, SB 6205, SSB 6205, * E2SSB 6205, CH 309 (2020)
Continuing care retirement communities, various provisions: HB 1296, SHB 1296, E2SHB 1296, HB 2345, SB 5796
Enhanced services facilities, as health care facilities for background checks: HB 1565, 2ESHB 1565, SB 5568, SSB 5568
Enhanced services facilities, sexually violent predator placement in: SB 5038
Funds for services and supports, investing of, constitutional amendment: * ESJR 8212 (2020)
Health care facilities, various, sharing criminal background check information: HB 1565, 2ESHB 1565, SB 5568, SSB 5568
Home care agencies, abuse/discrimination protections for caregivers: HB 2681, SHB 2681, 2SHB 2681, SB 6205, SSB 6205, * E2SSB 6205, CH 309 (2020)
Home care agencies, vendor rate and health benefits for workers: * HB 2380, CH 336 (2020), SB 6249
Home care services, individual providers of, requirements for and oversight of: SB 6658
Home care settings, free from abuse/discrimination, work group, convening: HB 2681, SHB 2681, 2SHB 2681, SB 6205, SSB 6205, * E2SSB 6205, CH 309 (2020)
Home health services, chronic, reimbursement rate and system: HB 2451
Hospice care centers, multistate license-holding nurses, reporting number of: SSB 6209
In-home personal care or respite services, electronic timekeeping, repealing: * HB 2380, CH 336 (2020), SB 6249
In-home services agencies, rural health clinics in home health shortage area: HB 2621, SHB 2621, * SB 6359, CH 258 (2020)
Insurance benefit for long-term care, creating: HB 1087, SHB 1087, * 2SHB 1087, CH 363 (2019), SB 5331, SSB 5331
Long-term services and supports council, establishing: * 2SHB 1087, CH 363 (2019)
Long-term services and supports trust commission, establishing: 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, CH 98 (2020)
Long-term services/supports, hospital-DSHS eligibility assessment agreements: HB 2597, SB 6275, SSB 6275, 2SSB 6275
Long-term services/supports, presumptive eligibility for, waiver request: HB 2597, SB 6275, SSB 6275, 2SSB 6275
Nursing facilities, coronavirus outbreak, medicaid payments in response to: * EHB 2965, CH 7 (2020)
Nursing homes, 24/7 registered nurse staffing requirement, exceptions granted: * E2SSB 6515, CH 263 (2020)
Nursing homes, Indian tribal, medicaid rate methodology exemption: * EHB 1564, CH 301 (2019), SB 5569
Nursing homes, inspection of: HB 2328, SB 6250, SSB 6515, * E2SSB 6515, CH 263 (2020)
Nursing homes, large nonessential community providers: HB 2328, SB 6250, SSB 6515, * E2SSB 6515, CH 263 (2020)
Nursing homes, medicaid rate methodology, inflation adjustments: HB 2048, HB 2195, HB 2328, SB 5836, SB 6250, SSB 6515
Nursing homes, medicaid rate methodology, rebasing of rates: HB 2048, HB 2195, HB 2328, SB 5836, SB 6250, SB 6396, SB 6515, SSB 6515
Nursing homes, medicaid rate methodology, technical corrections: * EHB 1564, CH 301 (2019), SB 5569
Nursing homes, minimum staffing standards, direct care staff hours calculation: * EHB 1564, CH 301 (2019)
Nursing homes, multistate license-holding nurses, reporting number of: SSB 6209
Nursing homes, volunteers: HB 1645, SHB 1645, SB 5533, SSB 5533, 2SSB 5533, 3SSB 5533
Nursing homes, volunteers and employees: * 2SHB 1645, CH 270 (2020), 4SSB 5533
Providers, consumer use beyond 40 hours per week of, when: SB 6658
Providers, various types, sharing criminal background check information: HB 1565, 2ESHB 1565, SB 5568, SSB 5568
Providers/workers, certificate of parental improvement for, role of, when: HB 1645, SHB 1645, * 2SHB 1645, CH 270 (2020), SB 5533, SSB 5533, 2SSB 5533, 3SSB 5533, 4SSB 5533
Providers/workers, long-term services and supports trust program training for: HB 1087, SHB 1087, * 2SHB 1087, CH 363 (2019), SB 5331, SSB 5331
Residential services/supports, certification fees, for complaint investigations: HB 1421, * SB 5359, CH 458 (2019)
Retirement facilities, postsecondary student housing in, pilot program: SB 6560, SSB 6560
Services, disruption by labor unrest, contract assurance, DSHS role: * SB 6096, CH 201 (2020)
Workers, workplace safety committees, role of: SHB 2681, 2SHB 2681, SSB 6205, * E2SSB 6205, CH 309 (2020)
Workers, workplace violence committees, role of: HB 2681, SB 6205
LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDS, OFFICE OF STATE  LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDS, OFFICE OF STATE RSS Feed
               (See also LONG-TERM CARE)
Continuing care retirement communities, ombuds access pilot program: HB 1296, SHB 1296, SB 5796
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               (See also GAMBLING)
Commission, transfers of revenues to various accounts: HB 1387
Lottery activities, self-exclusion program, establishing: * SHB 1302, CH 213 (2019), SSB 5416
Shared game lottery, revenue transfer to problem gambling account: HB 1387
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               (See also HOMELESS PERSONS; HOMES AND HOUSING)
Child care, working connections, policies for promoting stability/quality care: HB 2456, * SHB 2456, CH 279 (2020), HB 2471, ESHB 2471, SB 6351, SSB 6351, SB 6540, * ESSB 6540, CH 355 (2020)
Drivers, discounted tolls and similar programs when low-income, studying: SHB 2068
Energy transition assistance to low-income households, when: SB 5981
Facilities, public, impact on ethnically diverse/high poverty areas, mitigating: HB 1724, * SHB 1724, CH 375 (2019), SB 5679, SSB 5679
Fruit and vegetable incentives program, establishing: HB 1587, * SHB 1587, CH 168 (2019), SB 5583
Guardianship appointment, legal services to assist with, grant pilot project for: SB 6644
Higher education students, low-income, application fees waiver: SB 5477, SSB 5477
Home weatherization and rehabilitation public works, prevailing wages for: * HB 1743, CH 29 (2019), SB 5766, SSB 5766
Homeownership development, by cooperative association, tax exemption: HB 1107, * ESHB 1107, CH 361 (2019), SB 5289, SSB 5289
Homeownership projects, funding from housing trust fund: HB 1834, SHB 1834, SB 5746, ESSB 5746
Homeownership, American dream homes, tax distributions: SSB 6457
Homeownership, American dream homes, tax distributions/B&O tax credit: SB 6457
Kindergartners, children's educational savings account program: HB 1592, SHB 1592, SB 5704, SSB 5704
Manufactured/mobile home parks, rental assistance program, creating: HB 1805, SHB 1805
Manufactured/mobile home parks, tenant relocation assistance: HB 1033, SHB 1033, E2SHB 1033, SB 5183, * ESSB 5183, CH 390 (2019)
Mobile home parks, very low-income spaces, nonprofit property tax exemption: HB 2004, HB 2384, * SHB 2384, CH 273 (2020), * ESSB 5183, CH 390 (2019), SB 6232
Motor vehicle excise tax, low-income market value adjustment, credits via: SB 5075
Pets, low-income veterinary services for: SB 5004, * SSB 5004, CH 142 (2019)
Public assistance, local service area advisory and partnership boards, role of: 2SSB 5493
Sharon Park, Sister, honoring for community service: * HR 4636 (2019)
Solar projects, community, access to: HB 2248, * ESHB 2248 (2020) V, SB 6223
Students, dual enrollment scholarship pilot program, apprenticeship materials: * SB 6374, CH 259 (2020)
Students, dual enrollment scholarship pilot program, Washington: HB 1973, SHB 1973, * 2SHB 1973, CH 176 (2019)
Students, extracurricular/athletic activities participation: HB 1660, SHB 1660, E2SHB 1660, * 3SHB 1660, CH 13 (2020)
Students, in running start, low-income status documentation: SB 5593, SSB 5593
Students, world language proficiency tests for, grants to cover costs: SB 5087
Supports and basic income pilot program, creating: SB 6625
Traffic fines, unpaid, work group on economic burden of, convening: SB 6153
Transportation, persons with special needs, private sector providers for: HB 1472
Young adults, medicaid-ineligible, health coverage for: HB 1697, SB 5814