Topical Index

ECOLOGY, DEPARTMENT  ECOLOGY, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also ENVIRONMENT; SHORELINES AND SHORELINE MANAGEMENT)
Best available science, for designation of certain areas under GMA, ecology role: SB 5314
Climate commitment, state's, implementing Washington climate commitment act, ecology role: SB 5126
Enforcement actions, burden of proof on department: SB 5081
Food serviceware, single-use, food service business supplying only upon request, ecology role: SSB 5022
Fuels, for transportation, clean fuels program, ecology role: HB 1036, HB 1091, SHB 1091, 2SHB 1091, SB 5231
Greenhouse gas emissions, from on-demand transportation services, reducing, ecology role: HB 1075, SHB 1075
Groundwaters, from Columbia river basin project, agreements, area/subarea establishment prior to, ecology role: SB 5230, SSB 5230
Hydrofluorocarbons, regulating and reducing emissions from, ecology role: HB 1050, SHB 1050, E2SHB 1050
Justice, environmental, environmental health disparities, department actions to reduce: SSB 5141
Justice, environmental, environmental health inequities, department actions to reduce: SB 5141
Litter control, "pick it up, Washington" program, ecology oversight and operation of: HB 1501, SB 5429
Litter control, along state highways, ecology role: SB 5040
Packaging, plastic, postconsumer recycled content, minimum, requirements, ecology role: HB 1488, SB 5219
Packaging, plastic, postconsumer recycled content, stakeholder advisory committee, establishing, ecology role: HB 1488, SB 5219
Packaging, plastic, producer responsibility programs for, ecology role: HB 1118, SB 5022
Plastic beverage containers, minimum postconsumer recycled content requirements, ecology role: SSB 5022
Polyethylene terephthalate and high-density polyethylene markets, studying, ecology role: SSB 5022
Polystyrene products, expanded, sales and distribution prohibitions, ecology role: SSB 5022
Refrigerant management program, establishing, ecology role: HB 1050, SHB 1050, E2SHB 1050
Shoreline master program guidelines, addressing sea level rise/storm severity, ecology role: HB 1099, SHB 1099
Solar energy systems, photovoltaic module stewardship/takeback program, delaying certain implementation dates: HB 1393
Stormwater, NPDES municipal permit, monitoring urban heat island effect impact on salmon via: HB 1211
Wastewater discharges, illicit, from vehicles used as residences, identifying potential for and preventing, ecology role: HB 1540
Water rights, relinquished by ecology for nonuse, good faith purchaser retention of right, when: HB 1132
Wind turbine blades, stewardship and takeback program, developing, ecology role: SB 5174, SSB 5174
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RSS Feed
               (See also COMMUNITY ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION BOARD; LAND USE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT; WATER RIGHTS)
BEST manufacturing act, Washington, building economic strength through manufacturing: HB 1170, SHB 1170
Creative economy, state, work group to create strategic plan for, establishing: SB 5238
Investment projects, small or advanced nuclear reactors, sales/use tax deferrals, extending expiration of: SB 5244
Local economic inclusion grants, for local government, implementing: SB 5241, SSB 5241
Main street program, economic development as a program mission: HB 1353
Public bank, Washington state, establishing: SB 5188
Public financial cooperative, Washington state, establishing: SSB 5188
Space economy, employment and training opportunities in, studying: HB 1190
EDUCATION, STATE BOARD OF  EDUCATION, STATE BOARD OF RSS Feed
               
Graduation requirements, changes to and emergency waivers of, board role: HB 1162, SHB 1162
Graduation requirements, credit/subject area, emergency waivers for individual students, board role: * EHB 1121 (2021)
Graduation requirements, U.S. history and government minimum credits, increasing: HB 1396
Institutional education program, for youth in/released from secure facilities, duties of board and advisory group: SHB 1295, E2SHB 1295
Institutional education program, for youth in/released from secure facilities, duties of board and work group: HB 1295
Institutional education system, reformed, establishment/implementation/funding recommendations: SHB 1295, E2SHB 1295
Mastery-based learning in Washington state, barriers to, work group on, membership and duties of: SB 5249, SSB 5249
Physical education, credits, earning via voluntary community service actions, board rule-making role: HB 1452
Private schools, instructional hours and days/year, emergency waiver, board role: * EHB 1131 (2021)
Student performance goals, for students not meeting academic standards, adopting/revising, board role: HB 1208, SHB 1208
ELECTIONS  ELECTIONS RSS Feed
               (See also GOVERNOR; REDISTRICTING COMMISSION; SECRETARY OF STATE)
Advisory votes on tax legislation, repealing/removing from statutes: SB 5182, SSB 5182
Audits, post-certification, of ballots and counting systems, independent company to conduct: HB 1506
Audits, signatures on returned voter ballot envelopes from 2020 general election, auditing of: SB 5434
Ballots, absentee, mailing by auditors, timing of, requirements: HB 1377
Ballots, absentee, received without postmark, voter declaration requirement for counting: HB 1377
Ballots, absentee, requirements: HB 1377, SB 5143
Ballots, downloading at campus engagement hub of, discontinuing: HB 1003
Ballots, drop boxes, unofficial collection site misrepresented as official: SB 5015
Ballots, for service/overseas voters, voters' pamphlets distribution with: HB 1357
Ballots, for service/overseas voters, voters' pamphlets mailing when requested by voter: SHB 1357
Ballots, mail-in, received without postmark, voter declaration requirement for counting: HB 1360
Ballots, mail-in, watermarks on: HB 1003
Ballots, mailing by auditors, timing of, requirements: HB 1361
Ballots, post-certification audits of, to be conducted by independent company: HB 1506
Ballots, presidential primary provisions: HB 1265
Ballots, ranked choice voting, as local government option, when: HB 1156, SHB 1156
Ballots, synopsis with elective public officer recall petition, county clerk role: SB 5131
Campaigns, contribution regulatory authority, U.S. constitutional amendment/convention: SJM 8002
Campaigns, foreign national actions contributing to, when for or against ballot measure or initiative: HB 1475
Campaigns, foreign national decision-making role, when residing or working or attending college in state: HB 1475
Campaigns, foreign national participation, narrowing prohibitions to allow in certain cases: HB 1475
Districts, local government internal, redistricting plans for, deadline: SB 5013, SSB 5013
Election day, as a state legal holiday: SB 5143
Elections, free and fair elections act of 2021: SB 5143
Elections, general, even-year, city/town/district option to hold: HB 1156
Elections, participation in, seeking sanctions enjoining person from, prohibition, when: SB 5109
Elections, statewide general in odd-numbered years to fill certain vacancies: SB 5014
Governing bodies, local internal district redistricting plans by, deadline: SB 5013, SSB 5013
Governor, election by county and electoral votes: HB 1014
Irrigation districts, elections for, various provisions: SB 5342, SSB 5342
Levies and emergency bond measures, date of: SB 5143
Officials, for precincts and polling places for in-person voting: HB 1377
Officials, harassing an election official, class B felony, when: SB 5148
Officials, harassing an election official, class C felony, when: SSB 5148
Parties, major political, presidential primary voters choosing not to declare party affiliation: HB 1265
Polling places, for in-person voting at, accessibility requirements: HB 1377
Polling places, for in-person voting at, requirements: HB 1377
Presidential primaries, provisions: HB 1265
Recall, of elective public officer, ballot synopsis-related duties of county clerk: SB 5131
Redistricting plans for local government internal districts, deadline: SB 5013, SSB 5013
School district bonds and payment levies, at least 55% of voters to authorize: SB 5386, SJR 8204
School district bonds and payment levies, simple majority to authorize: HB 1226, HJR 4200
School districts, boards of directors, qualifications for candidates for: SB 5340, SSB 5340
Security information and continuity of operations plan, disclosure exemption: HB 1068, ESHB 1068
State elective officers, canvassing vote of, joint legislative session for: * HCR 4401 (2021)
Voters and voting, measures to increase voter confidence and determine number of cases of improper voting: SB 5434
Voters and voting, student engagement hubs, modifying: HB 1003
Voters and voting, voter confidence act: SB 5434
Voters' pamphlets, for service/overseas voters, distribution with ballots: HB 1357
Voters' pamphlets, for service/overseas voters, mailing pamphlets when requested by voter: SHB 1357
Voters' pamphlets, state/local, candidate statements/photographs and statements for/against measures: HB 1453
Voters' pamphlets, state/local, various provisions: HB 1453
Voters, desiring to vote at polling place, identification and other requirements and procedures: HB 1377
Voting rights act, cost recovery under, political subdivision reimbursement to provide, when: HB 1156, SHB 1156
Voting, by mail, eliminating in favor of in-person voting at polling places: HB 1377
Voting, by mail, eliminating in favor of polling place voting: SB 5143
Voting, identification for, picture ID requirement and free voter ID program: SB 5143
Voting, polling place hours and absentee ballot return deadline: SB 5143
Voting, ranked choice voting work group, creating: HB 1156, SHB 1156
Voting, ranked choice, as local government option, when: HB 1156, SHB 1156
Voting, registration oath and ballot declaration by voter: HB 1078, ESHB 1078, SB 5086
Voting, registration, deadline for: SB 5143
Voting, registration, security test of system for, under SECURE act: SB 5382
Voting, registration/updating, before driver's license/identicard issuance/renewal, affirmation of prompts: SB 5434
Voting, right to vote, offender not serving sentence in total confinement, automatic restoration of right: HB 1078, ESHB 1078, SB 5086
Voting, right to vote, women's suffrage day as state legal holiday on March 22: HB 1485
Voting, rights restoration process, notifying inmates of: HB 1078, ESHB 1078, SB 5086
ELECTRICIANS AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS  ELECTRICIANS AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS RSS Feed
               
License or certified electrician, for work on property offered for sale within 12 months after purchase, requiring: SSB 5267
License or certified electrician, for work on property offered for sale within 24 months after purchase, requiring: SB 5267
Specialty electricians, HVAC/refrigeration, split ductless HVAC system branch circuits, working on: HB 1187
ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS  ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS  RSS Feed
               (See also APPLIANCES; ELECTRICIANS AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS; HEATING AND HEATERS)
Digital electronic products, right-to-repair requirements for manufacturers of: HB 1212
Recording equipment, uniform electronic recordation of custodial interrogations act: HB 1174, HB 1223
EMERGENCIES  EMERGENCIES RSS Feed
               (See also EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES; EMERGENCY, STATE OF)
Care or assistance, nonmedical, at emergency/disaster scene, immunity for rendering: HB 1209, SHB 1209
Housing, emergency and permanent supportive, under GMA: HB 1220, SHB 1220
Long-term care facilities, comprehensive disaster preparedness plans of: HB 1218, SHB 1218
Long-term care facilities/workers, impact of emergency operations on, modifications due to: HB 1120, ESHB 1120
National, grants addressing COVID impacts, B&O/public utility tax exemptions: HB 1002
National, grants addressing COVID impacts, B&O/public utility/retail sales tax exemptions: HB 1095, * SHB 1095, CH 4 (2021)
National, health-related measures due to, right to decline: HB 1305, HB 1317
National, school transportation services during, expanded services/funds allocation during remote instruction: SB 5128, SSB 5128, 2SSB 5128
National/regional, public health, unemployment insurance revisions to aid employees and employer: HB 1098, HB 1343, SB 5061, * ESSB 5061, CH 2 (2021)
Shelters, emergency, in various urban areas, under GMA: HB 1220, SHB 1220
State government expenditures during, 2021-2023 fiscal biennium restrictions: HB 1027
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES RSS Feed
               (See also COVID-19 AND CORONAVIRUS; EMERGENCY, STATE OF; FIRST RESPONDERS; TOWING AND TOW TRUCKS)
911, enhanced service, state coordination office, 988 crisis hotline system role of: HB 1182, HB 1477, SB 5209
988 crisis hotline, coordination with crisis hotline centers, 911 systems, and behavioral health crisis system: HB 1182, HB 1477, SB 5209
988 crisis hotline, nationwide phone number, use by veterans/military members/family members: SHB 1181
Ambulance services, authority of county transportation authorities to pay for training of personnel for: HB 1505
Ambulance services, by certain associations in rural areas, personnel: SB 5198
Communications systems, emergency, local sales/use tax for, county-city interlocal agreements: HB 1155
Emergency management council, tribal members, adding: SB 5101
Emergency medical personnel, injury/disease/death due to other's neglect/omission/etc., action for recovery/damages: SHB 1341
Emergency medical services, as permissible use of local sales tax revenues: SB 5341
Emergency medical services, emergency services supervisory organizations in diversion centers for: HB 1276, SHB 1276
Mobile mental health crisis intervention programs/services, emergency crisis assistance teams for, establishing: HB 1392
Pandemics, statewide pandemic preparation and response task force and account, establishing: HB 1340
Pandemics, statewide pandemic response and recovery task force for after-action review, establishing: SHB 1340
Pandemics/epidemics, local preparedness and response plans for, local health jurisdictions to develop/implement: HB 1442
Pandemics/epidemics, viral infections/severe disease prevention, health professionals committee, convening: HB 1442
Professional rescue doctrine, repealing to allow professional rescuer actions in certain cases of neglect/omission/etc.: SHB 1341
Professional rescuers, injury/disease/death due to other's neglect/omission/conduct, action for recovery/damages: SHB 1341
Resiliency, statewide disaster resiliency program, developing and administering: SHB 1147
EMERGENCY, STATE OF  EMERGENCY, STATE OF RSS Feed
               (See also BUDGETS; COVID-19 AND CORONAVIRUS; EMERGENCIES; UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION; WORKERS' COMPENSATION)
Emergency orders, content and duration: HB 1017, HB 1029, HB 1158
Emergency orders, content and duration, and role of legislature: HB 1381
Emergency orders, duration: HB 1020, SB 5039, * SCR 8402 (2021)
Emergency orders, health-related measures in, right to decline: HB 1305, HB 1317
Emergency orders, issued by governor, consolidated emergency assistance program benefits availability: HB 1151, SHB 1151
Emergency orders, issued by governor, construction/certain operations permit exemption during, when: HB 1436
Emergency orders, issued by governor, early achievers program temporary suspension in, extending: SB 5277
Emergency orders, issued by governor, eviction moratorium, limiting rent increases after expiration of: SB 5139
Emergency orders, issued by governor, eviction moratorium, suspending, and aiding tenants and landlords: HB 1228
Emergency orders, issued by governor, eviction moratorium, tenant protections in relation to: HB 1441, SB 5160, SSB 5160
Emergency orders, issued by governor, infringement on any constitutional rights by, prohibiting: HB 1381, SB 5186
Emergency orders, issued by governor, legislative extension of certain orders: HB 1381, * SCR 8402 (2021)
Emergency orders, issued by governor, school in-person learning as required option unless prohibited, when: SB 5464
Emergency orders, issued by governor, statutory changes in response to: SB 5113
Emergency orders, limitations due to education modality metrics: SB 5037
Emergency orders, school in-person learning as required option unless prohibited, when: SB 5464
Emergency proclamations, civil penalties for activity/operations violations under, amnesty for and prohibition of: HB 1547
Emergency proclamations, content/duration/judicial review, and role of legislature: HB 1029
Emergency proclamations, duration of, and role of legislature: HB 1060, HB 1381
Emergency proclamations, emergency situations covered by, public agency meetings in virtual settings: HB 1180
Emergency proclamations, school in-person learning as required option unless prohibited, when: SB 5464
Health orders, emergency, content and duration: HB 1004, HB 1017, HB 1029
Health orders, emergency, health-related measures in, right to decline: HB 1305, HB 1317
Health orders, emergency, limitations due to education modality metrics: SB 5037
Health orders, emergency, school in-person learning as required option unless prohibited, when: SB 5464
Health orders, emergency, situations covered by, public agency meetings in virtual settings: HB 1180
Health-related measures, right to decline, despite laws/rules/order/directives addressing emergencies/diseases: HB 1305, HB 1317
House of representatives, floor proceedings, admittance of members to house facilities, when: * HR 4600 (2021), HR 4602, * HR 4605 (2021), * HR 4608 (2021), * HR 4610 (2021)
House of representatives, floor sessions/committee hearings, member remote participation: * HR 4600 (2021), HR 4602, * HR 4605 (2021), * HR 4608 (2021), * HR 4610 (2021)
Legislature, joint committee hearings, member remote participation: * HCR 4400 (2021)
Legislature, joint sessions, member remote participation: * HCR 4400 (2021), * HCR 4401 (2021)
Long-term care facilities, communications/resident contact information/stop placement orders/visitation, improving: HB 1218, SHB 1218
Long-term care facilities, comprehensive disaster preparedness plans of: HB 1218, SHB 1218
Long-term care facilities, epidemic disease preparedness and response guidelines for, developing: SB 5294, SSB 5294
Long-term care facilities, essential support person and resident representative for each resident: HB 1218, SHB 1218
Long-term care facilities/workers, impact of emergency operations on, modifications due to: HB 1120, ESHB 1120
Meetings, public, remote or limited during declared emergency, requirements: HB 1056, ESHB 1056
Public health emergency, B&O tax exemption for businesses closed due to COVID-19: HB 1520
Public health emergency, business interruption insurance claims, denial, extending period for challenging: SB 5351
Public health emergency, child care provider license fees during, prohibiting: SB 5136, SSB 5136
Public health emergency, child care provider license fees during, waiving: HB 1278
Public health emergency, child care provider professional development/education requirements, suspending: HB 1278
Public health emergency, child care/early learning providers, early achievers program suspension, extending: SB 5277
Public health emergency, construction contract clauses waiving/extinguishing rights to damages due to, voiding: SB 5333
Public health emergency, construction/certain operations permit exemption during, when: HB 1436
Public health emergency, county elected officials, offices of, electronic media use/continuity of operations: EHB 1271
Public health emergency, electric utility conservation targets, when events beyond control prevent meeting of: HB 1446, SHB 1446
Public health emergency, epidemic/pandemic local preparedness and response plans, and balancing test: HB 1442
Public health emergency, epidemics/pandemics, health professionals committee, convening: HB 1442
Public health emergency, federal coronavirus relief funds freed up for reappropriation for recovery from: HB 1368, * ESHB 1368, CH 3 (2021), HB 1467, SB 5344
Public health emergency, federal coronavirus relief funds reappropriation for recovery from: HB 1334
Public health emergency, federal medicaid matching funds reattribution/reappropriation to free up CRF funds: * HB 1367, CH 5 (2021), SB 5343
Public health emergency, fur farming/products manufacturing, spread of COVID via, prohibitions to reduce: HB 1375
Public health emergency, health care and behavioral health professionals, workforce expansion programs for: HB 1504, SHB 1504, 2SHB 1504
Public health emergency, health care employees unemployment and workers' compensation benefits: SB 5190, ESSB 5190
Public health emergency, health care laws/regulations, selected, automatic waiver or suspension of, when: SB 5178, SSB 5178
Public health emergency, health care provider personal protective equipment use, reimbursement for: SB 5169, SSB 5169
Public health emergency, health care workers paid administrative leave during, when: HB 1242
Public health emergency, income replacement for immigrant workers program, creating: SB 5438
Public health emergency, injuries resulting from health care during, standard of care law and proof of injury: SB 5271, SSB 5271
Public health emergency, insurance rates/rules exceptions due to impact of extraordinary life events: HB 1351, SB 5409
Public health emergency, labor standards for, establishing: SB 5115, ESSB 5115
Public health emergency, labor standards for, personal protective equipment, employer requirements: SB 5254, SSB 5254
Public health emergency, liquor license fees waiver, unless licensee has violated emergency requirements: SB 5272, * ESSB 5272 (2021)
Public health emergency, measures infringing on any constitutional rights, prohibiting enforcement of: HB 1442
Public health emergency, personal data regarding, private and public sector privacy: SB 5062, SSB 5062
Public health emergency, price increases, excessive/unjustified during state of emergency, prohibiting: SB 5191, SSB 5191
Public health emergency, property value reduction due to COVID emergency, property tax deferral: HB 1332, SB 5402
Public health emergency, property value reduction, as destroyed property or due to use restrictions: SB 5282
Public health emergency, public works contract clauses waiving/extinguishing rights to damages due to, voiding: SSB 5333
Public health emergency, school immunity from COVID infection-related damage/loss/injury/death claims liability, when: HB 1338
Public health emergency, school in-person instruction, as required learning option, when: SB 5464
Public health emergency, school use of learning assistance program to address academic deficits due to: HB 1208
Public health emergency, school use of learning assistance program to address academic/nonacademic needs due to: SHB 1208
Public health emergency, schools resuming in-person instruction, prioritizing delivery to certain students: HB 1366, SHB 1366
Public health emergency, schools, enrollment stabilization allocations for local education agencies, when: HB 1476
Public health emergency, small business B&O tax relief during small business excise tax relief period in 2021: SB 5398
Public health emergency, state employees working from home, expenditures reimbursement/state internet use: SB 5395, SSB 5395, 2SSB 5395
Public health emergency, state employees working from home, remote working environment work group, establishing: SSB 5395, 2SSB 5395
Public health emergency, statewide pandemic preparation and response task force and account, establishing: HB 1340
Public health emergency, statewide pandemic response and recovery task force for after-action review, establishing: SHB 1340
Public health emergency, student athletes newly recruited, 4-year colleges to reserve 50% of athletic scholarship funding for: HB 1390
Public health emergency, student learning loss/missed extracurricular activities, bridge year pilot program: SB 5265
Public health emergency, student transportation services funding, during school remote instruction: SB 5128, SSB 5128, 2SSB 5128
Public health emergency, telecommunications/broadband services provided by PUDs in unserved areas, when: SB 5383, SSB 5383
Public health emergency, telecommunications/broadband services provided by PUDs/port districts in unserved areas: 2SSB 5383
Public health emergency, tenant protections, and legal representation and landlord assistance: SB 5160
Public health emergency, tenant protections, legal representation, landlord assistance, and pilot program: SSB 5160
Public health emergency, tenant protections, limiting rent increases after eviction moratorium expiration: SB 5139
Public health emergency, tenant protections, limiting termination/eviction/penalizing unlawful lease provisions: HB 1236, SHB 1236
Public health emergency, tenant/landlord protections, emergency rental assistance grant program, creating: HB 1398
Public health emergency, tenant/landlord protections, resolution/assistance programs and rent repayment: HB 1228
Public health emergency, unemployment and workers' compensation benefits for health care employees: SB 5190, ESSB 5190
Public health emergency, unemployment benefits, extended, benefit/eligibility periods and job searches for: HB 1492, SHB 1492, SB 5425
Public health emergency, unemployment insurance contribution relief for employers: SB 5171
Public health emergency, unemployment insurance revisions to aid employees and employers during: HB 1098, HB 1343, SB 5061, * ESSB 5061, CH 2 (2021)
Public health emergency, wage liens for employee wage claims, Washington wage recovery act: HB 1369, SB 5355
Public health emergency, WISHA violations, civil penalties when emergency proclamation in effect, prohibiting: HB 1244
Public health emergency,, secondary traumatic stress in K-12 workforce, model policy/procedure to address: HB 1363, SHB 1363
Resiliency, statewide disaster resiliency program, developing and administering: SHB 1147
Resiliency, Washington state office of, establishing, and creating advisory board within office: HB 1147
Roadmap to Recovery, phase 2, places/organizations reopening/resuming at: HB 1321, SB 5114
Rule making, agency amending/repealing in response/relating to state of emergency, restricting: HB 1381
Rule making, by board of education, emergency waivers of private school hours/days requirements: * EHB 1131 (2021)
Rule making, during state of emergency, agencies restricted to executing certain provisions: HB 1381
Rule making, emergency, agency adoption in response/relating to state of emergency, prohibiting: HB 1381
Rule making, emergency, duration and adoption in sequence, and role of legislature: HB 1013, HB 1158
Rule making, emergency, duration and oral comment hearing: HB 1029
Rule making, emergency, limitations due to education modality metrics: SB 5037
Rule making, to enforce emergency order, health-related measures in, right to decline: HB 1305, HB 1317
Rule making, to enforce emergency order, legislative approval before: SB 5100
Safety/health, new requirements during emergency, safety grant program for employers: HB 1097, SHB 1097, SB 5090
Senate, floor and committee action, emergency parliamentary rules: * SR 8601 (2021)
Senate, legislative session rules/procedures, for remote participation, adoption process: * SR 8600 (2021)
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, planning/preparing/deploying using freed-up federal coronavirus funds: HB 1368, * ESHB 1368, CH 3 (2021), SB 5344
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccine, prioritizing school teachers and classified/private school staff for receipt of: HB 1420
Vaccination, COVID-19 vaccines, limiting new hospital information reporting duties to COVID patient care and: SB 5420
Vaccination, law/rule/order requiring receipt of, prohibitions and exemption: HB 1065
Vaccination, obligations waiver or suspension requiring, prohibition: HB 1006
Vaccination, right to decline, despite laws/rules/orders/directives addressing emergencies/diseases: HB 1305, HB 1317
Vaccination, rule/ordinance/order/policy requiring receipt for COVID of, prohibiting: SB 5144
Vaccination, vaccine in limited supply, health care entity providing privileged access to, prohibiting: SB 5418
EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES  EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES RSS Feed
               (See also LABOR; PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES; UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION; WORKER TRAINING AND WORKFORCE NEEDS)
Agricultural workers, agricultural labor work group, establishing: HB 1516
Agricultural workers, modifying overtime compensation requirement to include, when: HB 1516
Agricultural workers, temporary housing for farmworkers, sales/use tax exemptions for, expanding: SB 5396, SSB 5396, 2SSB 5396
Agricultural workers, with mental health stresses/suicidal thoughts, agricultural community mental health hotlines for: HB 1434
Airports, municipal, minimum labor standards enactment, when: SB 5385
Construction workers, direct contractor liability for subcontractor-owed wages and benefits/contributions for: SB 5278
Discharge of employee, reasons for and effective date of, employer to provide to employee: SB 5130, SSB 5130
Family and medical leave, for railroad workers, and related employment protections: SB 5065, SSB 5065
Family and medical leave, paid, eligibility during public health emergency: SB 5115
Family and medical leave, paid, eligibility for coverage, expanding: HB 1073, SHB 1073, SB 5097, SSB 5097
Family and medical leave, unpaid, pre-2020 rights, liabilities, and obligations: HB 1087
Farmworkers, temporary housing for, sales/use tax exemptions for, expanding: SB 5396, SSB 5396, 2SSB 5396
Fruit/vegetables, manufacturer B&O tax exemption, employment/labor/civil rights adjudications disclosure for: HB 1285, SB 5281
Hard-to-place job seekers, B&O and public utility tax credits for employers hiring: SB 5358, SSB 5358
Health emergencies, public, protective devices/equipment during, requirements for employers: SB 5115, SB 5254, SSB 5254
Health emergency labor standards, establishing: SB 5115, ESSB 5115
Health-related measures, restricting employment participation due to declining to comply with, prohibiting: HB 1305, HB 1317
Leave, paid administrative, for health care workers during public health emergency, when: HB 1242
Leave, paid sick and emergency child care leave for all employees during public health emergency: SB 5115
Leave, paid sick or emergency child care leave, employers meeting requirements, tax credits for: SB 5115
Leave, volunteer firefighters firefighting for certain political subdivisions or the state, requirements: SSB 5384
Leave, volunteer firefighters firefighting for fire protection district, requirements: SB 5384
Liquor manufacturers/producers, production facilities of, allowing employees 18 to 20 years of age to work in: HB 1483, SHB 1483
Personnel file, complete copy of, employer to furnish to employee within 14 days: SB 5130, SSB 5130
Temporary workers, protection of, staffing agency and worksite employer requirements for: HB 1206, SHB 1206, SB 5218
Vaccination, law/rule/order requiring receipt as employment condition, prohibitions and exemption: HB 1065
Vaccination, rule/ordinance/order/policy requiring receipt for COVID of, prohibiting: SB 5144
Vehicles of employees, employer searches of, prohibitions: HB 1257
Whistleblower qui tam actions on behalf of state agency: HB 1076, SHB 1076
Wineries, production facilities of, allowing employees 18 to 20 years of age to work in: HB 1289
Working families' tax exemption, providing sales/use tax exemption, updating and simplifying: HB 1297, HB 1319, SB 5387, SB 5424
Workplace resources, domestic violence and, task force on, convening: HB 1315
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT  EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES; LABOR; UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION)
Claim adjudicators, for unemployment insurance claims, training program for, ESD role: HB 1487, SHB 1487, SB 5193, ESSB 5193
Claims, for unemployment insurance, data dashboard, emergency drills, and certain phone lines, ESD role: HB 1487, SHB 1487, ESSB 5193
Claims, for unemployment insurance, effective/equitable processing of, measures to ensure, ESD role: HB 1487, SHB 1487, ESSB 5193
Claims, for unemployment insurance, monitoring of job search contacts and activities, ESD role: HB 1493, SHB 1493, SB 5427
Claims, for unemployment insurance, unemployment insurance legislative work group, establishing, ESD role: SHB 1487, ESSB 5193
Employers, violations by, audits and penalties for, ESD role: HB 1474
Family and medical leave, paid, eligibility during public health emergency: SB 5115
Family and medical leave, paid, eligibility for coverage, expanding: HB 1073, SHB 1073, SB 5097, SSB 5097
Family and medical leave, unpaid, pre-2020 rights, liabilities, and obligations: HB 1087
Long-term services and supports trust program, modifications: HB 1323, SHB 1323
Long-term services and supports trust program, repealing: SB 5234
Long-term services and supports trust program, self-employed persons electing coverage: HB 1323, SHB 1323
Railroad workers, safe leave act and related protections for, ESD role: SB 5065, SSB 5065
Social security numbers, used as personal identifiers by ESD, replacing, when: HB 1455
ENERGY  ENERGY RSS Feed
               (See also ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL; UTILITIES; UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION)
Blackouts, rolling/inadequacy events, risk of, utilities/stakeholders meetings to address: HB 1527
Clean energy transformation act, electric utility projects under, resources analysis/advisory opinion: SB 5168
Clean energy transformation act, impact on electric utility customer bill total, disclosure of: HB 1327, SB 5363
Clean energy, least-conflict priority clean energy project siting program, initiating and carrying out: SB 5415
Clean energy, Washington sustainable transformative recovery opportunities for the next generation act: HB 1513, SB 5373
Conservation, tree planting and utility cool roof programs for: HB 1114, SHB 1114
Conservation/efficiency opportunities, for single-/multi-family rental housing, roles of owner and utility: HB 1125, HB 1498, SB 5295
Electricity, all-electric energy systems, public policy of the state to include use of: HB 1280
Electricity, high-efficiency electric heat pumps and other equipment: HB 1084, SHB 1084, SB 5093
Electrification, building/transportation system, resource adequacy for, utilities/stakeholders meetings to address: HB 1527
Energy independence act, impact on electric utility customer bill total, disclosure of: HB 1327, SB 5363
Hog fuel, sales and use tax exemptions, extending expiration of: HB 1387
Investment projects, small or advanced nuclear reactors, sales/use tax deferrals, extending expiration of: SB 5244
Nuclear technology, small or advanced reactors, as eligible investment projects, sales/use tax deferrals: SB 5244
Renewable power, electric utility requirements for use of, impact on customer bill totals, disclosure of: HB 1327, SB 5363
Renewable/nonemitting resources, electric utility proposed projects, analysis and advisory opinion: SB 5168
Solar, community projects, program for utility electricity purchases from: HB 1046
Solar, facilities sited on certain agricultural lands, not eligible for expedited processing by EFSEC: SB 5206
Solar, manufacturers of systems and components, lowering B&O tax rate to 0.00: SB 5422, SB 5440
Solar, photovoltaic module stewardship/takeback program, delaying certain implementation dates: HB 1393
Urban heat island effects, mitigating with shade tree and cool roof programs: HB 1114, SHB 1114
Urban heat island effects, stormwater permittee monitoring of impact on salmon via permit: HB 1211
Wind turbine blades, stewardship and takeback program, developing: SB 5174, SSB 5174
ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL  ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL RSS Feed
               
Clean energy projects, opting in to EFSEC review and certification process, procedures and requirements: SB 5415
Least-conflict priority clean energy project siting program, EFSEC to initiate: SB 5415
Membership, changes to: SB 5415
Operations of council, revising: SB 5415
Solar energy facilities, sited on certain agricultural lands, not eligible for expedited processing by EFSEC: SB 5206
ENTERPRISE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT  ENTERPRISE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also CAPITAL PROJECTS ADVISORY REVIEW BOARD; STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS)
Businesses, small, awarding of public works and procurement contracts to, provisions concerning, role of DES: SB 5458
Life-cycle cost analysis, in design of public facilities, guidelines to include all-electric energy systems: HB 1280
Personal protective equipment, vendors of, database of, DES role: SB 5302, SSB 5302
Risk management, office of, digital data breach reimbursement claims program, creating: SB 5462
Risk management, office of, law enforcement use of force data collection role: HB 1092, SB 5259
ENVIRONMENT  ENVIRONMENT RSS Feed
               (See also AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION; CLIMATE; ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY; FISH; HYDRAULIC PERMITS AND PROJECTS; SOLID WASTE)
Building materials manufacturing, environmental product declarations, buy clean and buy fair Washington act: HB 1103, SB 5366
Fish passage barriers, DOT correction projects, environmental permitting process for: SB 5207, SB 5381
Justice, environmental, analyses by state agencies, when: SB 5141
Justice, environmental, analysis by agencies as part of Washington climate commitment act: SB 5126
Justice, environmental, assessments by state agencies, when: SSB 5141
Justice, environmental, environmental health disparities map, developing and maintaining further: SB 5141, SSB 5141
Justice, environmental, environmental health disparities, state agency obligation/actions to reduce: SSB 5141
Justice, environmental, environmental health inequities, state agency obligation/actions to reduce: SB 5141
Justice, environmental, environmental justice and equity advisory panel, establishing: SB 5126
Justice, environmental, environmental justice council, duties when established: HB 1513
Justice, environmental, environmental justice council, establishing: SB 5141, SSB 5141
Justice, environmental, environmental justice ombuds, office of, creating: SB 5141
Justice, environmental, tree planting programs for energy conservation in support of: SHB 1114
Preservation/protection of environment/natural resources, rights of all people in relation to, constitutional amendment: HJR 4205
Project permitting and review processes, for local projects, developing options for streamlining: SSB 5380
SEPA, administrative/judicial appeals, exemption for city/county accessory dwelling units authorization: HB 1337
SEPA, administrative/judicial appeals, exemption for various city/county GMA nonproject actions: SHB 1099
SEPA, compliance with, for certain countywide policy/plans/development regulations, determinations of: SB 5368, SSB 5368, 2SSB 5368
SEPA, development costs, for transit-oriented development under GMA: SB 5312
SEPA, exemptions, categorical, initial application as sufficient to prove: SB 5041
SEPA, exemptions, habitat recovery pilot program for fish habitat restoration projects: SHB 1382
SEPA, exemptions, temporary shelters or transitional encampments for homeless, permits actions to site, when: SB 5428, SSB 5428
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY  ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RSS Feed
               (See also AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION; CLIMATE; ENERGY; ENVIRONMENT; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; HAZARDOUS WASTE; HEALTH AND SAFETY, PUBLIC; SOLID WASTE; WATER POLLUTION)
Asphalt plants, odor control plan and best management practices for, work group for developing, creating: SHB 1057
Disparities, environmental health disparities map, developing and maintaining further: SB 5141, SSB 5141
Disparities, environmental health disparities map, using to avoid creating/worsening disparities: SHB 1114
Disparities, environmental health, state agency actions to reduce: SSB 5141
Hydrofluorocarbons, as refrigerants, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from: HB 1050, SHB 1050, E2SHB 1050
Inequities, environmental health, state agency actions to reduce: SB 5141
New title in 2020, reorganization/recodification that created, RCW citation corrections due to: HB 1192
PFAS substances, surface/groundwater contamination by, requesting federal monitoring/mitigation assistance: SJM 8001
Refrigerants, hydrofluorocarbons and others, management of: HB 1050, SHB 1050, E2SHB 1050
EQUITY, WASHINGTON STATE OFFICE  EQUITY, WASHINGTON STATE OFFICE RSS Feed
               
Boards and commissions, community participation on, reducing barriers to, office role: SB 5105, SSB 5105
Community advisory board, within office, creating: SB 5105, SSB 5105
Environmental justice and equity advisory panel, establishing, office role: SB 5126
Equity impact statements for bills and other proposed legislation, office training role: HB 1264, SHB 1264, SB 5274
Farming, equity in, historically underrepresented farmers/ranchers, ensuring inclusion of, when, office role: HB 1395, SHB 1395
Implementation of office, equity task force to evaluate: SB 5105
Implementation of office, institute for public policy to evaluate: SSB 5105
Office, appointment of director and agency diversity/equity/inclusion liaisons/plans role: SB 5105, SSB 5105
Task force, recommendations: SSB 5105
Task force, recommendations and role of: SB 5105
ESTATES, TRUSTS, AND PROBATE  ESTATES, TRUSTS, AND PROBATE RSS Feed
               (See also TAX PREFERENCES - EXEMPTIONS, CREDITS, DEDUCTIONS, DEFERRALS, ETC.; TAXES - ESTATE)
Fiduciary income and principal act, uniform: SB 5132
Powers of appointment, repealing/recodifying chapter: SB 5132
Powers of appointment, uniform powers of appointment act: SB 5132
Principal and income act, Washington, repealing and replacing: SB 5132
Wills, electronic, uniform electronic wills act: SB 5132
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT  ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT RSS Feed
               (See also EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD; JUDICIAL CONDUCT, COMMISSION ON; LEGISLATIVE ETHICS BOARD)
State officers/employees, former, postemployment restrictions and disclosure statements: SB 5170, SSB 5170
EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD  EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD RSS Feed
               (See also ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT)
State officers/employees, former, postemployment restrictions and disclosure statements, board role: SB 5170, SSB 5170