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Aircraft systems, public unmanned, establishing standards, protecting citizens, and reducing liability: HB 1771, SHB 1771, SB 5782, SB 6172, SSB 6172
Beneficial interests in contracts, prohibition, exemption for municipal officers for certain renewable energy programs and conservation systems and equipment: HB 1746
Bridges, structurally deficient, expedited permitting and contracting: HB 2771
Claims against local government, tortious conduct by entities, officers, and employees, placing limits on liability for damages: SB 5803
Community development policies, prohibiting when based on international accords infringing on private property rights: HB 1164
Controlled substances act, provisions of, state preemption of local government laws and ordinances: SHB 2144, HB 2638
Development proposals, SEPA categorical exemptions in certain cases: HB 2090
Dogs, breed-based regulations, preventing: HB 2117
Elected officials, creating Washington elected officials retirement savings plan: SB 6305, SSB 6305
Elected officials, retirement benefit calculations, modifying relevant PERS plans 2 and 3 compensation definitions: SB 6459, SSB 6459
Emergencies and disasters, continuity of government and operations in the event of: HB 2124, SB 5971
Emergencies and disasters, continuity of government and operations in the event of, constitutional amendment to clarify: HJR 4212, SJR 8211
Employees, nonelective, payment of bonus to: SB 6308
Employment laws and contracts, local, preemption by state of Washington: HB 2591, SB 6307
Environmental impact statement, nonproject, recovering preparation costs: HB 1104, HB 1682, HB 1717, * ESHB 1717, CH 243 (2013)
Environmentally designated land, existing, satisfying mitigation requirements for public infrastructure projects with: HB 2269
Facility naming, authorizing sale of naming rights, exceptions: HB 1050
Fire sprinkler systems, in agricultural structures, prohibiting local government from mandating installation: HB 1390
Firearms, laws and ordinances restricting possession in parks or recreational facilities, authority of municipalities to enact: SB 5739
Fiscal health of local governments, creation of local government fiscal health commission: HB 1828, SHB 1828, E2SHB 1828, SB 5690
Fiscal relief, use of certain dedicated accounts and revenues by cities and counties: SB 5005
Fourth Amendment protection act, refusing aid in certain cases to federal agencies collecting electronic data in state: HB 2272
Fuel, satisfying usage for vehicles, vessels, and construction equipment with electricity or biofuel, including exemptions: HB 1602, * ESB 5099, CH 328 (2013)
Golf cart zones, city and county authority to regulate: HB 2219
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, state tax revenues levied for, deposit in public works assistance account and use for public works: HJR 4215
Investment pools, county, modifying provisions: HB 2593, SB 6114
Lands and their resources, coordinated state and local management: HB 1163
Liquor revolving fund, distribution of revenues to local governments: HB 1368, HB 2067, HB 2314, SB 5703, SB 6361
Lobbying, by state agencies, requiring electronic report-filing: E3SHB 1005
Marijuana, licensed commercial recreational marijuana businesses, prohibiting local governments from impeding: HB 2322
Marijuana, statutory provisions, state preemption of local government laws and ordinances: SHB 2144, HB 2638
Marriage, solemnizations of, authorizing without requiring elected officials to perform: HB 1589
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
Municipal officers, prohibiting of beneficial interests in contracts, exemption for certain renewable energy programs and conservation systems and equipment: HB 1746
Naming of facilities, authorizing sale of naming rights, exceptions: HB 1050
National defense authorization act, prohibiting state public employees or associated persons from cooperating with investigations or detainment under the act: HB 1581, SB 5511
Offenders, providing with housing rental vouchers, local government inspection requirements: * ESB 5105, CH 266 (2013), SSB 5105, 2SSB 5105
Officers, nonelective, payment of bonus to: SB 6308
Political subdivisions of state, employee participation in state insurance or self-insurance programs, to include retirees: HB 1741, SB 5654
Procurement by local government, contract length limitation and termination prohibition: HB 1143
Procurement by local government, enterprise application software solutions, requesting proposals from bidders: HB 1949
Procurement by local government, nonsubstantive changes to statutes: HB 2374, ESHB 2374
Project permit applications, notification of determination to include affected tribes and department of archaeology and historic preservation: SHB 2709
Properties owned by agencies, vacant or undeveloped, developing master real estate plan and making payment in lieu of taxes: HB 2628
Properties, obtained by public agencies through foreclosure, developing master real estate plan for use or disposal: HB 1964
Public facilities loans and grants, assistance for, expanding community economic revitalization board funding role through greater flexibility: HB 1260, * SHB 1260 (2014) V
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
Public works, prevailing wage requirements, government authority to opt out: HB 2299
Purchasing, awarding contract to lowest bid before taxes applied: HB 1268, SB 5110, * ESSB 5110, CH 24 (2013)
Purchasing, enterprise application software solutions, requesting proposals from bidders: HB 1949
Regulations affecting property owners, compensation requirements: HB 1163, HB 1166
Regulations affecting property owners, compensation under regulatory freedom and accountability act: HB 1163
Self-insurance, local government, to support LEOFF plan 1 retirees to develop voluntarily risk pool for certain medical costs: SB 5916, SSB 5916
Sex offenders, registered, providing with housing rental vouchers, local government inspection requirements: HB 1232, SHB 1232
Streets and highways, new construction or maintenance or repair activities following best management practices, removing limits and modification requirements: HB 2097
Surveillance using extraordinary sensing devices, requirements and prohibitions: HB 2179, SHB 2179, * EHB 2789 (2014) V
Tax exemptions, sales tax, certain retail purchases by governments using debt proceeds: SB 5993
Tax exemptions, use tax, use by governments of taxable items when purchased with debt proceeds: SB 5993
Tortious conduct, liability for damages due to, placing limits on liability of local government entities, officers, and employees: SB 5803
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
Trespass on private property, criminal, ensuring application to government officials by eliminating most special immunities from prosecution: HB 1681
U.S. government property, to include electronic data processing, telecommunication equipment, software, and services, authorizing purchase with calling for bids: * HB 1738, CH 132 (2013)
Vehicles, publicly owned, process for redemption from tow truck operator: SHB 2528