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Abandoned or vacant properties in urban growth areas, loans to counties for revitalizing: HB 1079, SB 5533
Accounts and revenue, dedicated, use for fiscal relief: SB 5005
Actions against county, movement of venue when defendant resides in county bringing the action: HB 2602, SB 6384
Annexation, requiring approval of registered voters: SB 5013, SSB 5013
Assessors, annual appraisal of tax-exempt government properties, eliminating requirement: HB 1575, SB 5444, * SSB 5444, CH 235 (2013)
Assessors, authorizing electronic transmittal of various property tax notifications, conditions: * HB 1576, CH 131 (2013), SB 5443
Assessors, providing notice of valuation signed by licensed certified appraiser to certain persons appealing valuation: SSB 5661
Assessors, requiring signature of assessor and associated information with each property assessment notice: SB 5661
Auctions, sales of county property, conducting over internet: SHB 2592, SSB 6146
Auditors or local election officials, placing ballot drop boxes at each public institution of higher education: ESHB 1290
Auditors, collecting certain motor vehicle service fees for ferry replacement: HB 1129, SHB 1129, * E2SHB 1129, CH 59 (2014)
Auditors, establishing minimum number of ballot drop boxes for counties and cities: SB 5320
Auditors, placing ballot drop boxes throughout county: HB 1290
Auditors, poll-site voting duties: HB 1317
Auditors, records search costs, equitable allocation: HB 1185
Bags, retail carryout, preemption of regulation by state of Washington: SB 5253
Bags, retail carryout, regulation by cities and counties: HB 1310, SB 5386
Benton, superior court, increasing number of judges jointly with Franklin county: * HB 1175, CH 142 (2013), SB 5069
Brownfield renewal authorities, authority of counties to establish: * 2E2SSB 5296, CH 1 (2013)
Budgets, open period for accounts after appropriations fiscal year lapse date, allowing certain appropriations: HB 2301, SB 5106, SB 6026
Cannabis, medical, authority to adopt and enforce various local requirements pertaining to: SB 5528, SB 5887
Census data for county, exempting enumeration data from public disclosure: HB 1901
Collector vehicles, restoration of, regulation by local governments: ESB 5121
Communities, fully contained, clarifying requirements for payment of infrastructure for: HB 2078
Compostable waste, collected, modifying city and county responsibility for storage and processing of: HB 2072
Convention and trade center tax, exemption for certain lodging services: HB 1598, SB 6352
Convention and trade center tax, exemption for hostels: SHB 1598
Correctional employees, membership in public safety employees' retirement system: EHB 1923, SB 5781
County ferry districts, transfer of functions and taxing authority to county, conditions and process: HB 1324, SHB 1324, HB 2182, SB 5096
Cultural access authorities, creation by county to arrange funding for cultural access programs: SB 6151
Cultural access programs, creation by county to fund cultural organizations: HB 2212
Distressed counties, certain, exemption from public works prevailing wage requirements for: SB 5727, SSB 5727
District courts, provision of security to courts by counties: HB 1365, SB 5240
Dogs, breed-based regulations, preventing: HB 2117
Elected officials, suspension when action commenced against: SB 5060
Elections, changing election system to remedy potential violation, provisions concerning at-large and district-based elections: SHB 1413
Elections, county option to authorize a district-based election: HB 1413, SHB 1413, SB 5473
Elections, county option to establish and conduct polling place voting: SB 5498
Elections, filling unexpired term for partisan county office, canceling primary when just one candidate has filed: * HB 2106, CH 7 (2014)
Employees, salary and wage payments to, electronic payment methods to require approval by county legislative authority: EHB 2442, SB 6401
Environmental impact statement, nonproject, recovering preparation costs: HB 1104, HB 1682, HB 1717, * ESHB 1717, CH 243 (2013)
Events, short-term major public, creating county special events tax program to increase revenue sharing: HB 2330, SB 6188
Ferry districts, county, assumption of administrative duties by a county: SB 6216, * SSB 6216, CH 51 (2014)
Ferry systems, county-owned and -operated, modifying deficit reimbursement agreement provisions: HB 2184, SB 6380, SSB 6380
Firearms, laws and ordinances restricting possession in parks or recreational facilities, authority of municipalities to enact: SB 5739
Flood control zone districts, functions and taxing authority, transfer to county, conditions and process: HB 1324, SB 5096
Forest land, merging of designated forest land program with open space timber land program, county authority: HB 1156
Forest land, merging of timber land classification with designated forest land program, county authority: SHB 1156, * SB 6180, CH 137 (2014)
Franklin, superior court, increasing number of judges jointly with Benton county: * HB 1175, CH 142 (2013), SB 5069
Fully contained communities, clarifying requirements for payment of infrastructure for: HB 2078
Genetically modified organisms, regulation by local legislative authorities: HB 1407, SB 5167
Growth management act, county authority to withdraw from planning under: * EHB 1224, CH 147 (2014), SB 5636, ESB 6194
Growth management act, local government compliance, allowing a showing of working toward complying: SB 5406
Growth management act, suspending in counties with significant unemployment: HB 1619, SB 5820
Health districts, finances and banking, district control as directed by health board: HB 1783
Home rule charter, counties not operating under, initiating ordinances or amendments through initiative process: HB 1595
Infrastructure, local financing tool program, extending expiration dates: HB 1306, SHB 1306, * E2SHB 1306, CH 21 (2013), SB 5293
Infrastructure, local financing tool program, methods for evaluation program to include report: HB 2382
Infrastructure, technology, adding to "capital project" for tax revenue-use purposes: HB 2298, * ESHB 2298, CH 44 (2014)
Investment pools, county, modifying provisions: HB 2593, SB 6114
King county, mandatory participation of certain public works projects in public works certified payroll records collection pilot project: SB 5823
Land banks, industrial, designation by county: * HB 1360, CH 149 (2014)
Land, agricultural, of long-term commercial significance, allowing certain compatible uses while prohibiting mitigation project siting: SB 5276
Lands and their resources, coordinated state and local management, county authority to demand: HB 1163
Legal financial obligations of criminal offenders, county clerk collection system, collecting information to assess success: HB 1569
Legislative authorities, meetings, holding outside county seat: EHB 1013, SB 5260
Liquor revolving fund, distribution of revenues to counties: HB 1368, HB 2067, HB 2314, SB 5703, SB 6361
Loads, public highway vehicle load carrying requirements, exemption for counties: ESHB 1007
Marijuana, local control over marijuana commerce act, authorizing prohibition of production and retail facilities: HB 2510
Marijuana, local control over marijuana use and possession act, authorizing prohibition of possession: HB 2509
Marijuana, medical, authority to adopt and enforce various local requirements pertaining to: SB 5528, SB 5887
Mason, superior court, increasing number of judges: HB 2131, * SB 5981, CH 169 (2014)
Mosquito control, inhibiting mosquito breeding in storm water retention ponds through certain measures: * ESSB 5324, CH 209 (2013)
Mosquito control, integrated pest management use by counties, cities, and certain districts: SB 5324, * ESSB 5324, CH 209 (2013)
Municipal employees, to be included in certain contract beneficial interest provisions of municipal officer code of ethics: HB 1867
Municipal officers, code of ethics for, modifying certain contract beneficial interest provisions to include municipal employees: HB 1867
Officials, county, application of public records act to: SB 6190
Ordinances, in counties without home rule charter, initiating or amending through initiative process: HB 1595
Planning, voluntary under growth management act, legislative authority withdrawal: * EHB 1224, CH 147 (2014), SB 5636, ESB 6194
Political subdivisions of state, employee participation in state insurance or self-insurance programs, to include retirees: HB 1741, SB 5654
Population enumeration data, use limitation and public records exemption: * HB 2515, CH 14 (2014), SB 6006
Public transportation zones, enhanced, imposition of local sales and use tax by legislative entity after establishing zone: HB 1954, ESHB 1954, SB 5920
Public transportation zones, enhanced, imposition of local sales tax by legislative entity after establishing zone: HB 1898, SHB 1898, SB 5793
Redevelopment opportunity zones for brownfield properties, designation of zone by county: SB 5201, SSB 5201
Redevelopment opportunity zones, authority of counties to designate: * 2E2SSB 5296, CH 1 (2013)
Road vacation, by county legislative authority when land abuts body of water, conditions: HB 2603
Rural counties, tax deferrals for investment projects in, apprentice utilization requirement: HB 1023, SHB 1023, SB 5393
Rural counties, tax deferrals for investment projects in, prevailing wage requirement: HB 1025, SHB 1025, SB 5395
Rural counties, tax deferrals for investment projects in, resident workers requirement: HB 1026, SB 5394
Rural county, definition for public facilities' sales and use tax purposes: HB 1553, SB 5325, SSB 5325
Sales and use tax, local, county authority to impose by ordinance: HB 1919, SHB 1919, SB 5778
Sales and use tax, local, county authority to impose to fund regional health and human services: HB 2073
Sales and use tax, local, imposition by county without authorizing proposition to voters: HB 1925
School siting, outside urban growth areas, criteria in context of county comprehensive planning: HB 1848, HB 2499, SB 6221
Sewer systems, county selection of appropriate urban growth area systems: HB 1052, HB 2186, SHB 2186, SB 5610, SB 5995
Snohomish county, chemical dependency diversions pilot program, establishing: SSB 6345
Spokane, sheriff's office, honoring deputies Matt Spink and Mike Northway: * HR 4646 (2013)
Storage facilities, unlicensed and improperly located, requiring county zoning, building, and fire regulation enforcement when existence becomes known: SB 5662
Streets and roads, new construction or maintenance or repair activities following best management practices, removing limits and modification requirements: HB 2097
Streets and roads, new construction or maintenance or repair activities following best management practices, state environmental policy act exemption: HB 2097
Surplus real property, governmental, sale at discount by counties for affordable low-income housing: HB 1563, SHB 1563, E2SHB 1563, SB 5598, SSB 5598
Television reception improvement districts, excise tax on owners, exemption, modifying provisions: HB 1068, * SHB 1068, CH 191 (2013)
Timber land, merging of timber land classification with designated forest land program, county authority: SHB 1156, * SB 6180, CH 137 (2014)
Timber land, open space program, county option to merge with designated forest land program: HB 1156
Tourism, county use of dedicated tax revenues for fiscal relief: SB 5005
Transportation benefit districts, annual local option transportation tax fee, distribution of revenues: HB 1485, HB 1892
Transportation benefit districts, annual local option transportation tax fee, impact of imposition on other fees: HB 1892
Transportation projects, environmental review and permitting, reforming to expedite projects through streamlined environmental decision making, role of local governments: HB 1978, ESHB 1978, HB 2070, SHB 2070, SB 6051
Transportation projects, in local comprehensive plans subject to environmental analysis, state environmental policy act exemption: HB 2096
Treasurers and treasury practices, authorizing acceptance of electronic payments: SHB 2593
Treasurers and treasury practices, modifying various provisions: HB 2593, SHB 2593, SB 6114
Treasurers, duties, clarifying for transparency and uniformity: HB 1312
Treasurers, duties, expanding to encompass treasury and debt management services: SB 5745
Treasurers, state property tax collection, collecting foreclosure avoidance costs: HB 1797, SB 5704
Treasurers, state property tax collection, retaining portion to defray costs of collection: HB 1706
Vehicle registration, title, and permitting services, collection of additional service fees and county option to disapprove collection: SB 5515
Vessels, publicly owned, transfer by county: HB 1245, * ESHB 1245, CH 291 (2013), SB 5663, ESSB 5663
Water banks, limited purpose local water banks, creation by ordinance: HB 1350, SHB 1350
Water use quantity limits for single or group domestic use, establishment by ordinance: HB 1350, SHB 1350
Whatcom, superior court, increasing number of judges: HB 1159, * SB 5052, CH 210 (2013)
Wolves, imminent threat to commercial livestock, county authority to declare threat and authorize removal: SB 5188
Zoning, proposed rezoning, notice to property owners: HB 1053