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               (See also CORPORATIONS; MINORITY AND WOMEN'S BUSINESS ENTERPRISES; PARTNERSHIPS)
Adult entertainment materials and services, sales and use tax provisions: HB 2103
Advertising, deceptive promotional advertising of prizes: HB 1192, SB 5210, SSB 5210
Adviser on commercialization and innovation created within office of the governor: SSB 6015
Aerospace competitiveness, department of community, trade, and economic development to take steps to increase: HB 2337
Agricultural sales, temporary agricultural directional signs for seasonal agricultural products businesses on state highway rights-of-way: SB 6208, * SSB 6208, CH 138 (2010)
Airline operator rate of return when funding consolidated car rental facilities and common use transportation equipment and facilities: HB 2214, * SHB 2214, CH 124 (2009)
Aluminum smelters, tax relief for: * EHB 2672, CH 2 (2010), SB 6331
Appraisal management companies, comprehensive provisions to cover licensing and operations of: HB 3040, * ESHB 3040, CH 179 (2010)
Architects, registration: HB 1634, SHB 1634, 2SHB 1634, SB 5529, * ESSB 5529, CH 129 (2010)
Art galleries, serving wine or beer to customers: * ESSB 5110, CH 361 (2009)
Art galleries, serving wine to customers: SB 5110
Assistance programs for business, provisions: SB 6667, SSB 6667
Bags, restrictions on retail carryout bags: HB 1189, SHB 1189
Bail bond agencies, limited jurisdiction courts using agencies to execute bench warrants: SB 5247, SB 6313
Bars and coffee shops, pilot project allowing dogs in outdoor areas of: SB 5336
Beer and wine boutique and gift delivery license, off-premises sales: SB 5111
Beer and wine, modifying current three-tier system of manufacturing, distributing, and retailing: * EHB 2040, CH 506 (2009), SB 6027
Beverage containers, incentives for collection and recycling of: HB 2644
Bill of rights for small business taxpayers: HB 3217
Billing statements, tax information to be included on customer billings: HB 1855
Bisphenol A in products, prohibition: 2SHB 1180, SB 6248, * SSB 6248, CH 140 (2010)
Bisphenol A in products, prohibition and alternatives: HB 1180, SHB 1180, SB 5282
Bisphenol A in products, prohibitions, violations, and penalties: SSB 5282
Boxing, martial arts, and wrestling events, payment of certain event and license fees into business and professions account: * SB 6126, CH 429 (2009)
Breaches of security involving unencrypted consumer personal information, consumer and financial institution protections: * E2SHB 1149, CH 151 (2010)
Breaches of security involving unencrypted consumer personal information, consumer protections: HB 1149, SHB 1149, SB 5564, SSB 5564
Breathalyzers, sales and use tax exemption when sold to businesses providing alcohol for on-site consumption: SB 5003
Bullion and rare earth metals, business and occupation tax provisions for sales for investment purposes: HB 1297, SB 5395
Business and occupation tax credit for qualified employment positions with eligible businesses in Washington: HB 2581, SB 5899, ESSB 5899
Business and occupation tax exemption for new small businesses: HB 2458
Business projects in rural counties, eligible persons claiming tax credit to complete an annual survey: SB 5341
Cable television service franchise requirements regarding public, education, and government access cable channels: SB 5241
Car rental businesses, authority of counties to impose local sales and use tax on retail rentals for special funding: HB 2252, ESHB 2252
Commercial web sites, privacy policies regarding personally identifiable information: HB 1005
Commercialization and innovation, department of community, trade, and economic development and life sciences and technology trade associations to encourage growth of: * E2SSB 6015, CH 425 (2009)
Commercialization of technologies, fostering in part through the investing in innovation grants program: SB 5553, SSB 5553
Commuter air carriers, sales and use tax exemptions for intrastate operations: * HB 1287, CH 503 (2009), SB 5358
Construction contractor notification of potential property contamination or use as illegal drug manufacturing site: HB 2529
Construction contractors, trade workers to be in possession of licenses, certificates, or permits while working: HB 1055, * SHB 1055, CH 36 (2009)
Construction trades, department of labor and industries regulation: SB 5091
Consumer loan companies, compliance with the secure and fair enforcement for mortgage licensing act of 2008: HB 1621, * SHB 1621, CH 120 (2009), SB 5759, SSB 5759
Contract liquor stores, comprehensive provisions: HB 2846
Craft distilleries, licensing provisions: SB 6485, * SSB 6485, CH 290 (2010)
Craft wineries, definition and licensing: SB 5709
Credit reporting, dissemination of information contained in a consumer's tenant screening report: HB 2622
Data centers, sales and use tax exemptions for certain equipment and infrastructure contained in: HB 3147, SHB 3147, SB 6789, * ESSB 6789, CH 1 (2010)
Debt management services: HB 1213
Delivery, city not allowed to require a business license if only activity conducted in city is delivery: HB 3064
Delivery, prohibition of imposition of business and occupation tax by city on person only conducting delivery within city: HB 3064
Department of licensing oversight, removing from certain businesses and professions: SB 6037, ESSB 6037
Digital products, business and occupation, sales, and use tax provisions: HB 2320
Director of commercialization and innovation created within office of the governor: SB 6015
Disabled veterans assistance account, retailer authority to receive voluntary donations to fund: * 2EHB 1876, CH 90 (2010)
Door-to-door sales of books, periodicals, or newspapers, hours of business for peddlers and vendors engaging in: HB 2587
Drywall installation and finishing business owners, mandatory industrial insurance coverage: HB 1351
Elder placement referral agencies for seniors seeking housing, registration of agencies and oversight by department of health: HB 3167
Electric utilities, conservation achieved in excess of biennial conservation acquisition targets to be counted against renewable energy targets: SB 5280
Electrolytic processing businesses, business and occupation tax exemption: SB 5206
Electrolytic processing businesses, tax exemption for electricity use: HB 1062, * SHB 1062, CH 434 (2009)
Employer-assisted housing program, business and occupation tax credits for participating employers: HB 1696, SHB 1696, SB 5585
Employment opportunities for persons with criminal convictions, encouraging businesses through licensing process: SB 5142
Energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements for commercial property owners, financing through sustainable energy trust program: * E2SHB 1007, CH 65 (2009)
Engineers, continuing education requirements for: HB 2602, SHB 2602
Entrepreneurs, department of commerce and small business development center to create plan to expand existing services to small businesses and entrepreneurs: * 2SSB 6667, CH 165 (2010)
Escrow agents, licensing provisions for: HB 2564, * ESHB 2564, CH 34 (2010), SB 6405, SSB 6405
Exchange facilitators, consumer protections: HB 1078, SHB 1078, * E2SHB 1078, CH 70 (2009)
Exchange facilitators, requirements and consumer protections: SB 6032, ESSB 6032
Excise taxation associated with certain businesses, increasing state revenues by preventing certain avoidance transactions, reducing tax preferences, and providing equitable tax treatment: * 2ESSB 6143, CH 23 (2010)
Family-owned businesses, estate tax deduction for certain property held by qualified businesses: HB 2445, SB 6819
Farmers market, property tax exemption for church property used by nonprofit organization to conduct activities related to: HB 2439, SHB 2439, SB 6335
Farmers market, property tax exemption for property owned by nonprofit organization and used for: HB 2402, * SHB 2402, CH 186 (2010), SB 6653
Farmers markets, pilot project to allow beer and wine tasting at: SB 6333
Farmers markets, pilot project to allow wine tasting at: HB 2642
Fire protection firms, comprehensive regulations governing: SB 6482
Florists, sourcing for sales and use tax collection and payment purposes in the case of: HB 3154
Food services, exemptions from cold-holding temperature standards for older equipment: HB 1662
For-hire vehicle operators, mandatory industrial insurance coverage funded by public utility tax: HB 1625, SB 5785
For-profit businesses, elimination of business and occupation tax deduction for initiation fees and dues received by: HB 2390
Foreign workers, disclosure statement from employers and international labor recruitment agencies to be given to: SB 5850, SSB 5850, * E2SSB 5850, CH 492 (2009) PV, SB 6332, * SSB 6332, CH 142 (2010)
Grocery stores, creation of beer and wine tasting endorsement to grocery store liquor license: HB 2688, SHB 2688, SB 6329, * SSB 6329, CH 141 (2010)
Higher education institutions, protections for businesses contracting for goods and services with: HB 3166
Horse racing, distribution of funds by horse racing commission to nonprofit race meets: HB 2678, * SHB 2678, CH 39 (2010), SB 6393, SSB 6393
Household goods carriers, permits and conditions for advertising: * HB 1536, CH 94 (2009), SB 5450
Hulk hauling and scrap processing by unlicensed persons, department of licensing issuance of cease and desist orders and civil penalties: SB 5381, SSB 5381
Identification devices, limits on scanning: HB 1011, * SHB 1011, CH 66 (2009) PV
Initiation fees and dues received by for-profit businesses, elimination of business and occupation tax deduction for: HB 2390
Interior design, registration provisions and creation of state board for registered interior designers: HB 1608, SB 5514
Landscape architects, licensing: HB 1359, SHB 1359, SB 5273, * SSB 5273, CH 370 (2009)
Legislative gift center, sales of wine: HB 1415, * SHB 1415, CH 228 (2009)
Lighting, exterior light pollution and wasteful energy consumption reduction: HB 1069
Limousine carriers, regulation by counties, cities, and port districts: HB 1775, ESHB 1775, SB 5686
Liquor laws, technical and clarifying changes to provisions concerning manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of liquor: HB 2790, ESHB 2790
Liquor license fees, increases for various establishments: * EHB 2358, CH 507 (2009)
Livable wage rates, business and occupation tax credit for employers who pay: HB 3123
Locksmith service providers, background checks: HB 1531
Locksmiths, creating state board of: HB 2671
Locksmiths, licensing of: HB 2671
Lodging businesses, exemption from imposed charge when within a tourism promotion area: HB 1290, SB 5265
Log transportation businesses, public utility tax calculations: SB 5744
Log trucks, public utility tax on log transportation businesses: * ESSB 6170, CH 469 (2009)
Malt beverages, contractual relationships between wholesale distributors and suppliers: HB 1441, * ESHB 1441, CH 155 (2009), SB 5403, ESSB 5403
Malt liquor, sale in kegs or certain other containers by holders of certain retail licenses: HB 1462
Manufacturing sales and use tax on machinery and equipment, expanding exemption to increase investment incentive: SB 6854
Minority business enterprises linked deposit program, setting interest rates of time certificate of deposits for: * EHB 1167, CH 385 (2009) PV
Motor carriers, agreements to indemnify against liability for negligence involving carriers: SB 6674, * SSB 6674, CH 120 (2010)
Motor carriers, safety requirements and compliance reviews: HB 1843, * SHB 1843, CH 46 (2009)
Motor homes, application of motor vehicle warranty provisions: HB 1559
Motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers, franchise agreements between new motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers: HB 2547, * ESHB 2547, CH 178 (2010), SB 6391
Motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers, termination, cancellation, or nonrenewal of franchises between: HB 1704, SHB 1704, SB 5595, * ESSB 5595, CH 12 (2009)
Motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers, warranty provisions for resale of vehicle with corrected nonconformities: HB 2429, * SHB 2429, CH 31 (2010)
Motor vehicle dealers, disclosure of damage and repair to new or previously unregistered vehicle: * SSB 5388, CH 49 (2009)
Motor vehicle dealers, disclosure of damage to new or previously unregistered vehicle: HB 1927, SB 5388
Motor vehicle dealers, disclosure that documentary service fee is negotiable required: HB 1939, * ESHB 1939, CH 123 (2009), SB 5816, SSB 5816
Motor vehicle dealers, small county licensing requirements and penalties for violations: SB 6827, SSB 6827
Motor vehicle dealers, tax relief: HB 2060
Motor vehicle wholesalers, retailers, and associated service providers, business and occupation tax rate reduction: HB 2182, SB 5996
Motorsports vehicles, cancellation of order by dealer: * SHB 2208, CH 517 (2009)
Motorsports vehicles, return of unsold new vehicles or cancellation of order by dealer: HB 2208
Motorsports, termination or cancellation of manufacturer and dealer franchise agreements: HB 1664, * ESHB 1664, CH 232 (2009)
Music, truth in music advertising act: * SB 5284, CH 109 (2009)
New businesses, business and occupation tax exemption for: SB 6645
New, business and occupation tax exemptions: SB 6057
Newspaper industry, decreasing business and occupation tax burden for: * EHB 2122, CH 461 (2009), SB 5961
Newspaper, magazine, and periodical publishing, business and occupation tax reductions for: HB 2123, SB 5962
Newspapers, taxation of publishing: SB 5942
Nightclubs, spirits, beer, and wine nightclub license created: HB 1434, SHB 1434, SB 5367, * SSB 5367, CH 271 (2009)
Office of regulatory assistance, procedures for improving function of environmental and business regulatory processes: SB 5748
Office of regulatory assistance, program for improving function of environmental and business regulatory processes: HB 1730, * SHB 1730, CH 97 (2009), SSB 5748
Online wine retailers, shipping limitations: HB 2099
Out-of-state businesses, extending business and occupation tax to certain out-of-state companies: HB 3157, SB 6818
Parking and business improvement areas, procedures for establishment: HB 2189
Parking, harmonizing certain excise tax statutes with the streamlined sales and use tax agreement in the case of commercial parking: * SSB 5566, CH 289 (2009)
Printing businesses, business and occupation tax reductions for: HB 2123, SB 5962
Product recall or safety warning, retailer to provide notice to customers: SB 5866
Public contracting, defining microbusiness, minibusiness, and small business for purposes of: HB 1830
Real estate brokers, clarification of broker and licensee terminology: HB 2689, SHB 2689
Real estate brokers, eliminating business and occupation tax surcharge: HB 3221
Real estate brokers, licensure fees: * HB 2697, CH 156 (2010)
Registered collectors, repair and reuse of electronic products: HB 1522, SHB 1522, * 2SHB 1522, CH 285 (2009)
Regulatory reform, reducing regulatory burden for Washington businesses: HB 1617
Rental car businesses, child restraint systems availability requirements: HB 2198, SHB 2198
Rental car companies, clarifying charges and fees in rental car agreements: HB 1779, SB 5509, * SSB 5509, CH 346 (2009)
Resale certificates, improper use of and replacement with seller's permits issued by department of revenue: * SB 6173, CH 563 (2009)
Research and development tax credits, modifying business and occupation tax provisions: SB 5733, SSB 5733
Retail stores, restroom access for persons with certain medical conditions: HB 1138, * ESHB 1138, CH 438 (2009)
Retail theft, aggravated: SB 5622
Retailers to provide notice to customers in the event of a product recall or safety warning: SB 5866
Retailers, sales tax sourcing provisions: SB 5113, SB 5357
Rule-making, economic impacts of state agency rules on employers and citizens: HB 3083
Rural county businesses, modification of certain definitions for tax incentive programs for: HB 3188
Rural county tax credit, modification: HB 1981, SHB 1981, SB 5825
Sales tax compliance, improving: * SB 6173, CH 563 (2009)
Scrap processors, vehicles demolished by licensed processor excluded from definition of junk vehicle: HB 2258, SB 6059
Self-service storage facilities, issuance of insurance to occupants by licensed self-service storage specialty producers: HB 2013, * SHB 2013, CH 119 (2009), SB 5933, SSB 5933
Selling alcohol to an underage person, penalties for liquor licensees cited by liquor control board for: SB 6830
Shooting ranges, protecting sport shooting ranges and their availability for firearms training from burdensome regulation and lawsuits: HB 2703
Small business employee wellness program, business and occupation tax credit for small businesses or nonprofit organizations implementing: HB 2183
Small business loan reserve program and reserve fund, creation: SB 6085
Small, access to state personal service contracting opportunities: HB 1095, SHB 1095, 2SHB 1095
Small, business and occupation tax credit for employers of certain military personnel: HB 1126
Small, business and occupation tax credit increase: HB 3101, SB 5050, SB 6637
Small, business and occupation tax exemption for new small businesses: HB 1442, HB 2458
Small, business assistance account: SB 5723, * SSB 5723, CH 486 (2009)
Small, creation of Washington entrepreneurial development and small business reference service: SB 6667, SSB 6667
Small, department of commerce and small business development center to create plan to expand existing services to small businesses and entrepreneurs: * 2SSB 6667, CH 165 (2010)
Small, department of ecology to prepare an economic impact analysis for draft general permits covering small businesses: HB 2210
Small, economic development finance authority to develop and conduct a small business loan guarantee program: HB 3116
Small, establishment and operations of small business development center: SB 6669, SSB 6669, 2SSB 6669
Small, establishment of small business employee wellness program: HB 2183
Small, first-time paperwork violations: HB 1650, SB 5042, * SSB 5042, CH 358 (2009)
Small, health care insurance plan discount for employee wellness programs: SB 6019, * SSB 6019, CH 131 (2009)
Small, master business applicant donations to be used by small business development centers: ESHB 2641
Small, master business applicant voluntary donations to be used by small business development centers: HB 2641
Small, modifying provisions concerning small business export finance assistance center: SB 6679, SSB 6679, * 2SSB 6679, CH 166 (2010)
Small, participation in state purchasing: HB 1096, SHB 1096, * E2SHB 1096 (2010) V
Small, reducing reporting requirements and business and occupation tax on: SB 5975
Small, report on barriers to participation in linked deposit program by minority and women's business enterprises: SB 5883
Small, state agencies to provide opportunity to comply with state law or agency rules after violations: HB 2603, SHB 2603, * 2SHB 2603, CH 194 (2010)
Small, Washington small business taxpayer bill of rights: HB 3217
Small, Washington voluntary retirement accounts program: HB 1893, HB 2754, SB 5791, SSB 5791, 2SSB 5791, SB 6541
Small-scale powered equipment carbon emissions fee: HB 1186
Solar electric generating systems, tax incentives in certain cases for manufacturing, selling, and using: HB 2537, SHB 2537
Solar electric generating systems, tax incentives to businesses for installing solar power for on-site use: SB 5429
Solid waste collection companies, certification requirement and penalties for failure to comply: HB 2399, * ESHB 2399, CH 24 (2010)
Spas, serving wine to customers: SB 5110
State highways, existing uses on highway rights-of-way: HB 2307
Tanning facilities, regulation of: HB 2652, SHB 2652, SB 6663
Tanning facilities, training and regulation of: SSB 6663
Tattooing, body art, body piercing, comprehensive regulations: SB 5391, * SSB 5391, CH 412 (2009)
Taverns and restaurants with liquor licenses, dogs allowed in: SB 5192
Taxicab and limousine operators, mandatory industrial insurance coverage funded by public utility tax: HB 1625, SB 5785
Tobacco products, exemption of pipe tobacco from restrictions on shipping tobacco to consumers in Washington: HB 2639, SB 6447
Tobacco products, sale by mail order or internet: HB 1249, SHB 1249, SB 5340, * SSB 5340, CH 278 (2009)
Tourism promotion area, legislative authority defined in relation to establishment and operation: SSB 5265
Towing, prohibiting incentive towing programs and private property impounds: * HB 2592, CH 56 (2010)
Transitional housing providers, provisions: SB 6338
Unfair business practices, recovery of damages due to: HB 1683, SHB 1683, SB 5531, * SSB 5531, CH 371 (2009)
Unsolicited goods or services, charging customer prohibited: HB 1192, SB 5210, SSB 5210
Vending machines in places of employment, display of any receipts from vending machine paid to employer: HB 2203
Veteran-owned businesses linked deposit program, setting interest rates of time certificate of deposits for: * EHB 1167, CH 385 (2009) PV
Veteran-owned, state contracts: HB 1648, * ESB 5041, CH 5 (2010), SSB 5041
Voice over internet protocol and protocol-enabled services, limits on governmental regulation: HB 1585, SB 5628
Washington customized employment training program, provision of training assistance to employers locating or expanding in state: SB 5616, * SSB 5616, CH 296 (2009)
Washington entrepreneurial development and small business reference service, creation: SB 6667, SSB 6667
Washington global health technologies and product development competitiveness program, creation of: HB 2983, SHB 2983, SB 6675, SSB 6675, * 2SSB 6675, CH 13 (2010)
Washington manufacturing innovation and modernization extension service program, business and occupation tax credit for participants: SB 5713
Washington's economic gardening program, community colleges eligible to host entrepreneurial program to aid small- and medium-sized businesses: HB 2153
Water recreation facilities, regulation of: SB 6876
Wedding boutiques, serving wine or beer to customers: * ESSB 5110, CH 361 (2009)
Wedding boutiques, serving wine to customers: SB 5110
Wineries, craft winery definition and licensing: SB 5709
Wineries, craft winery license: SB 6259
Wineries, reporting requirements for small domestic: HB 1538, SB 5483
Wineries, tax payment and reporting requirements of small wineries: HB 2526, SB 6254
Wireless communications, billing upon termination of wireless device services: SB 5863
Wireless communications, early termination of wireless device contracts: SB 5860
Wireless communications, provisions related to wireless phone numbers used by directory providers: HB 1816, * SHB 1816, CH 401 (2009)
Wireless communications, service provider replacement of wireless device: SB 5283
Women's business enterprises linked deposit program, setting interest rates of time certificate of deposits for: * EHB 1167, CH 385 (2009) PV