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Air rescue or evacuation subscription services, requirements for licensing and status as provider of emergency services: HB 2188, * SHB 2188, CH 93 (2012), SB 6021, SSB 6021
Airports, service contractors at, protecting contractor employee rights through labor peace agreements and other requirements: HB 1832, ESHB 1832
Alcoa Wenatchee Works plant and its employees, recognizing: * SR 8693 (2012)
Antifreeze and engine coolant, installers for compensation, extending denatonium benzoate requirement to include: HB 2272
Appraisal management companies, increasing minimal penal sum of surety bond: HB 2566, SB 6306
Automotive repair facilities, customer consent for nonoriginal equipment manufacturer crash parts use: HB 1690
Automotive repair facilities, removing written estimate requirement in certain cases: SB 6005, * SSB 6005, CH 27 (2012)
Bags, checkout bags, restrictions and requirements: HB 2404
Bags, plastic carryout bags, restricting certain local ordinances and establishing requirements for stores and manufacturers: HB 2250
Bags, retail checkout, restrictions: HB 1877, SB 5780
Bail bond agents, amending miscellaneous provisions: HB 2423, HB 2668, SHB 2668
Bail bond agents, requirement that agent receive bail bond premium cash down payment: HB 1464
Beer and/or wine specialty shops, allowing sales of beer in sanitary containers: SB 5711
Body art, body piercing, and tattooing, licensing provisions: HB 1256, ESHB 1256, SB 5074, SSB 5074
Bottles, beverage bottles and cans, collection and recycling incentives and penalties for violations: SB 5778
Bottles, petroleum-based beverage bottles, prohibiting manufacture and sale if noncompostable: SB 5781
Breweries and microbreweries, identification of brewery on private labels: SB 6196, ESSB 6477
Breweries, domestic, allowing microbrewery to sell another brewery's beer from its premises: SB 5709
Breweries, domestic, tax exemption for domestically brewed beer: HB 1883, SB 5794
Broadcasting industry, noncompetition agreements for employees: SB 6504
Building service maintenance, public buildings, prevailing rate of wage requirement no longer applicable: SB 5358
Business information system, web-based, use by department of commerce to coordinate economic development work: HB 1926
Business licenses, master applications for, application fees: HB 1791
Business payment contracts containing a personal guarantee, requirements for each authorized business representative: SHB 1535
Business payment contracts, requirements for each authorized business representative: HB 1535
Businesses, protocols for recruitment and retention by associate development organizations and department of commerce: * HB 1916, CH 286 (2011)
C. Speck Motors, honoring: * SR 8699 (2012)
Cars, rental, local rental car tax provisions: * SSB 5167, CH 174 (2011)
Chickens, commercial egg laying operations, certification: HB 1813, SB 5487, * SSB 5487, CH 306 (2011)
Cigar lounges, special license endorsements for tobacco products retailer licensees: HB 1683, SHB 1683, SB 5542, ESSB 5542, ESB 6623
Clubs, private, endorsements to spirits, beer, and wine private club license for certain nonclub events: SB 5827
Cold storage, commercial and industrial, exempting from certain building code council regulation: HB 2517
Collection agencies, classifying charges for services as retail sales for excise tax purposes: HB 2102
Collection agencies, increasing exemptions from process and prohibited actions by licensed collection agencies: * ESHB 1864, CH 162 (2011)
Collection agencies, revising prohibited practices provisions: HB 1864, * ESHB 1864, CH 162 (2011), * SB 5956, CH 29 (2011)
Collection agencies, revising various provisions: HB 1745, SHB 1745, SB 5574, * SSB 5574, CH 57 (2011), * SB 5956, CH 29 (2011)
Commercial airplane manufacturers and sellers, business and occupation tax credit for hiring aerospace apprentices: HB 1682
Commercial vehicle drivers, revising penalties for out-of-service order violations: SB 5686
Community residential service businesses, tax on, revenues to be deposited in account: HB 1337, SHB 1337, HB 2150, SHB 2150, SB 5465, SSB 5465
Computer data centers, sales and use tax exemption for certain equipment: 2ESB 5873, * ESB 6635, CH 6 (2012)
Consumer reporting agencies, compiling reports concerning prospective employees who will have unsupervised access to certain persons: SB 5703
Consumer reporting agencies, prohibiting agency dissemination of juvenile records unless de-identified: HB 1793, SB 5558, SSB 5558
Consumer reporting agencies, transferring information to third parties outside United States, notice requirements: HB 1733
Cosmetology, barbering, manicuring, and esthetics, department of licensing to adopt rules for online training: HB 2242
Cottage food operations, comprehensive provisions, including permitting: * ESSB 5748, CH 281 (2011)
Cottage food operations, registered, exemption from certain licensing and evaluation provisions: SB 5748
Cottage food operations, repealing annual gross sales limits: HB 2551
Court reporting, firms and agencies, licensing: HB 1205, SHB 1205, SB 5052
Dancing, excluding charges made for opportunity to dance from sales taxes: HB 2788
Day spas, offering of wine or beer, allowing under certain conditions: SB 6060, SSB 6060, ESSB 6477
Debt adjusters, clarifying exclusions from statutory definition: HB 2383, SHB 2383, SSB 6155
Debt adjusters, clarifying exclusions from statutory definition and requiring providing of certain information: * ESB 6155, CH 56 (2012)
Debt collection agencies, classifying charges for services as retail sales for excise tax purposes: HB 2102
Debt collection agencies, increasing exemptions from collection process and prohibited actions by licensed collection agencies: * ESHB 1864, CH 162 (2011)
Design professionals, indemnification agreements: EHB 1559, * SHB 1559, CH 160 (2012)
Dispute resolution centers, donations to, business and occupation tax deduction for center and donating nonprofit organization: * SB 6159, CH 249 (2012) PV
Distilleries, craft, exemption from certain spirits retail license issuance fees: * ESB 6635, CH 6 (2012)
Distilleries, craft, sales of spirits at farmers markets: SB 5650, SSB 5650
Drug manufacturers, business and occupation tax to fund basic health plan: HB 2092
Elder and vulnerable adult referral agency act: * ESHB 1494, CH 357 (2011)
Elder placement referral agencies, regulation: HB 1494
Electronic transactions, uniform electronic transactions act: SB 6069
Employers, nonliability for civil damages under respondeat superior for certain employee actions: HB 1681
Employment agencies, regulation of: HB 2693
Engineers, providing structural engineering services without being a registered structural engineer: HB 1853, SHB 1853
Equipment used for commercial and industrial processes, exemption from building code council regulation: HB 2518
Escrow, expanding definition: HB 1940
Escrow, expanding definition for licensing purposes: HB 2256, SB 6235, SSB 6235
Exchange facilitators, requirements and penalties: * SSB 6295, CH 34 (2012)
Exchange facilitators, requirements for: SB 6295
Explosives dealers, manufacturers, sellers, and storage, licensing provisions: SB 5254
Farm labor contractors, creation of farm labor account for contractor licensing program: HB 1057, SB 5069
Farm labor contractors, creation of farm labor contractor account for contractor licensing program: * SHB 1057, CH 158 (2012), SSB 5069
Farmers markets, pilot project to allow beer and wine tasting: HB 1172, * SHB 1172, CH 62 (2011), SB 5029, SSB 5029
Farmers markets, sales of spirits by craft distilleries: SB 5650, SSB 5650
Farms, small scale, exemption from milk regulations for direct sales of milk: SB 5648
Ferries, commercial, removing Puget Sound commercial ferries from utilities and transportation commission jurisdiction: SB 5409
Financial businesses, business and occupation tax deduction of interest on loans secured by mortgages or deeds of trust, narrowing deduction: HB 2794
Financial businesses, specified, business and occupation surtax when generating substantial profits: HB 2157
Fire protection firms, requirements for certificates of competency for certain fire extinguisher professionals: HB 2579, SB 5543
Fishing charters, bait used by, sales and use tax exemption for certain vessels: HB 1376, SB 5290
Florists, expanding sales taxation of, provisions: HB 1848
Food service businesses, prohibition of use of certain polystyrene food service products: SB 5779
For hire vehicle operators, industrial insurance and other provisions: HB 1367, * ESHB 1367, CH 190 (2011), SB 5498, SSB 5498
Forms filed by businesses, electronic filing, requirement that state agencies offer: SB 6354, * SSB 6354, CH 127 (2012)
Franchise investment protection, provisions concerning prospective franchisees and disclosure documents: HB 2235, * SB 6172, CH 121 (2012)
Franchisees, exempting from definition of worker for workers' compensation purposes: SB 6506
Fruit, vegetable, dairy, and seafood businesses, extending business and occupation tax exemptions for: HB 2611, * ESB 6635, CH 6 (2012)
Fruit, vegetable, dairy, and seafood businesses, extending business and occupation tax preferences for: SB 6342
Funeral establishments, deposit and investment of prearrangement trust funds: SSB 6000
Fur dealers, business records requirements: HB 1282, SHB 1282, SB 5201, SSB 5201
General business licenses, simplifying local licensing through cooperative process: HB 2789
Gift cards and gift certificates, distinguishing from prepaid wireless services: * HB 1867, CH 213 (2011), SB 5696
Grocery stores, changing criteria for beer and wine tasting endorsement for: SB 6475, SSB 6475, ESSB 6477
Grocery stores, with liquor license, allowing sales of beer in sanitary container brought by purchaser: SB 5710
Hair designers, creating hair design license: HB 1085, SHB 1085
Heavy equipment retail rental businesses, property tax exemption for all heavy equipment: HB 2734, SB 6528
Hiring, new hire reporting to child support registry, revising requirements: * HB 2393, CH 109 (2012), SB 6222
Immigration services, provisions of immigration services fraud prevention act: HB 1146, SB 5023, * SSB 5023, CH 244 (2011)
Income tax, replacing business and occupation tax with flat rate corporate net income tax: HB 2032, HB 2744, HJR 4221
Information technology, misappropriated and used for manufacturing and sales, unfair competition statutes: HB 1495, * SHB 1495, CH 98 (2011), SB 5449, ESSB 5449
Innovate Washington, creation as state agency: * 2ESB 5764, CH 14 (2011) PV, SSB 5764
Interior design, designers and firms, registration: HB 1788
Interior design, state board for registered interior designers, creation: HB 1788
International contact database, department of commerce to develop and maintain: SB 5733
Internships, workforce training and education coordinating board to create profile-based web application to connect students and employers: HB 1760, SHB 1760, SB 5637
Licensing and trade name law, technical changes: HB 2490, SB 6176
Licensing and trade names laws, making technical changes and conforming amendments: HB 2790
Licensing of businesses, local, simplifying: HB 2490, HB 2789, SB 6176
Limited service pregnancy centers, accountability of centers: HB 1366, SHB 1366, SB 5274
Limousine carriers, regulation, operations, and safety: SB 5502, * SSB 5502, CH 374 (2011)
Limousine operators, industrial insurance and other provisions: HB 1367, * ESHB 1367, CH 190 (2011), SB 5498, SSB 5498
Liquor businesses, licenses, distance requirements for issuance to businesses located near schools: SB 5285
Liquor businesses, licenses, role of local legislative authorities in objections to licenses: HB 2179
Liquor distribution, leasing state's liquor warehousing and distribution facilities and operations: * ESSB 5942, CH 45 (2011)
Liquor distribution, leasing state's spirits warehousing and distribution facilities and operations: SB 5942
Liquor distributors, license issuance fee for spirits distributor licensees to fund chemical dependency treatment: SB 6578
Liquor producers, craft wineries, establishment of craft winery license: SB 5257
Liquor retailers and distributors, privatizing of retail and distribution of liquor: SB 5111, SB 5933, SB 5953
Liquor retailers, penalties for retail liquor licensees cited by board for selling alcohol to a person under twenty-one: SB 5219
Liquor retailers, provisions: * SSB 5788, CH 119 (2011) PV
Liquor retailers, provisions of omnibus liquor act: SB 5788
Liquor stores, closure of all state liquor stores, process and timeline: SB 5933
Liquor stores, colocation of contract stores in grocery stores, pilot project: HB 2043, SB 5917
Liquor stores, converting state's retail liquor sales to full contract liquor store system: HB 1116
Liquor stores, former contract stores, spirits sampling in: HB 2706, SB 6477, ESSB 6477
Liquor stores, sale of liquor-related products: HB 1529, HB 2038, SB 5916
Liquor stores, state and contract, pilot project to allow spirits sampling on premises: HB 1202, * ESHB 1202, CH 186 (2011), SB 5150, SSB 5150
Liquor, manufacturers, creating joint tasting locations: HB 2626
Liquor, shipping of wine, provisions concerning licenses, licensees, and taxation: HB 1482, SB 5256
Liquor-related products, selling in state and contract liquor stores: HB 2043
Local interest web sites, definition and tax rate for business and occupation tax purposes: HB 2631, SB 6201
Locksmiths, licensing: SB 5177
Marijuana producers, processors, and retailers, licensing and regulation of: SI 502, HI 502
Marinas, annual rent rates: HB 1553, SB 5550, SSB 5550
Massage business establishments, inspections of premises by department of health: SB 6104
Massage practitioners, display of license and name: HB 1133, * SHB 1133, CH 223 (2011)
Master license service program, transferring to department of revenue: HB 2017, * SHB 2017, CH 298 (2011), SB 5911, SSB 5911
Microbusinesses and minibusinesses, definitions and relevant small works roster contracting procedures for public works: SHB 1173
Microbusinesses, definition and relevant small works roster contracting procedures for public works: HB 1173
Microenterprise development program, contracting with statewide microenterprise association: SB 6547, SSB 6547
Military spouses or domestic partners, occupational licensing, placing in inactive status: HB 2524, * SB 6290, CH 45 (2012)
Motor vehicle dealers, certain small counties, engaging in dealer activity without a license: SB 6569
Motor vehicle dealers, increasing certain license fees: * EHB 2660, CH 74 (2012), ESSB 6455
Motor vehicle dealers, vehicle documentary service charge, changing expiration date of current allowable charge: HB 2257, * EHB 2660, CH 74 (2012), SB 6055
Motor vehicle dealers, vehicle documentary service charge, increasing amount of charge: * EHB 2660, CH 74 (2012), ESSB 6455
Motor vehicle subagencies, expanding services to include drivers' licenses, identicards, and driving record abstracts: SB 5704
New businesses, business and occupation tax exemption: SB 6327
Newspapers, revising definition and tax rate for business and occupation tax purposes: HB 1925, HB 2631, SB 5534, SSB 5534, 2SSB 5534, SB 6201, * ESB 6635, CH 6 (2012)
Notices from department of labor and industries, changing mailing requirements: HB 1056, HB 1677, SB 5067, * SSB 5067, CH 301 (2011)
Notices from employment security department, changing mailing requirements: HB 1677, * SSB 5067, CH 301 (2011)
Park and ride lots, commercial activity at, leases: SB 5791, * SSB 5791, CH 378 (2011)
Pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers, regulation when dealing with precious metal property: HB 1213
Petroleum businesses, imposing privilege tax: HB 2093
Property management companies, business and occupation tax deduction for on-site personnel: HB 1416, * SB 5289, CH 26 (2011)
Property management companies, phasing-out business and occupation tax for on-site property managers: HB 1077
Real estate firms, clarifying basis for business and occupation tax: HB 1184, * SB 5083, CH 322 (2011) PV
Real estate firms, fingerprint and background checks, exempting veterans from requirements: SB 6533
Recruitment and retention, department of commerce to work with associate development organizations: SB 5321, SSB 5321
Recycling beverage bottles and cans, requirements for certain businesses and penalties for violations: SB 5778
Regulatory reform, restricting state agency rule making to rules derived from specific grant of legislative authority: HB 1151, HB 2276
Representatives, authorized business representatives, requirements for business payment contracts: HB 1535
Representatives, authorized business representatives, requirements for business payment contracts containing a personal guarantee: SHB 1535
Rest areas, leases with private commercial entities to conduct business at state-owned safety rest areas: SB 5218
Rest areas, private-entity operation of state-owned safety rest areas: HB 1630
Restaurants, food refrigeration and freezing equipment, requirements: HB 1643
Restaurants, meals supplied to employees without charge, tax exemptions: HB 1498, * SB 5501, CH 55 (2011)
Restaurants, persons with disabilities and their service animals, provisions and definition of service animal: HB 1728, * SHB 1728, CH 237 (2011), SB 5680
Restaurants, waiving wine corkage fees: * HB 1227, CH 66 (2011), SB 5173
Rural county investment projects, eligibility of certain business projects for tax credits: SB 5734
Scrap metal businesses, creating task force on commercial and nonferrous metal property theft: HB 2570
Scrap metal businesses, transactions involving metal property, submission of records and declarations to law enforcement: SB 6425
Scrap metal businesses, transactions involving metal property, time limit for payment: SB 5410, SSB 5410
Secondhand dealers, regulation when dealing with precious metal property: HB 1716, * ESHB 1716, CH 289 (2011)
Self-employment assistance program, repealing expiration date: SB 6275
Self-employment assistance training, department of employment security to facilitate: * SB 6289, CH 40 (2012)
Sellers of travel, transaction of business by, modifying provisions: HB 1316, SHB 1316
Server equipment businesses, sales and use tax exemption for certain businesses: HB 2015
Shooting ranges, sport, statutory provisions to protect ranges and range owners: HB 1508, ESHB 1508
Shoplifting by unemancipated minors, liability of parent or legal guardian: HB 2284
Signature gathering for initiatives and referenda, registration of signature collection businesses with secretary of state: HB 1668, SB 5297, SSB 5297
Signature gathering for initiatives and referenda, revising various provisions: 2SSB 5297
Ski area operators, areas or trails closed to skiing, misdemeanor in certain cases: * ESSB 5186, CH 276 (2011)
Skiing facilities, delivery of potable water to facility for building permit purposes: HB 2561
Small employers health insurance partnership program, funding obtained through federal resources: HB 1560, * SHB 1560, CH 287 (2011)
Small, appointment of small business advocate and development of customer survey: HB 2172, SB 6142
Small, appointment of small business liaison team and development of customer survey: SHB 2172
Small, comprehensive support for small businesses to include small business taxpayer bill of rights: HB 1165
Small, coordination of small business liaison team and development of customer survey: SSB 6142
Small, doubling small business tax credit: HB 1672
Small, extending time period for correcting violations without penalty: * HB 1150, CH 18 (2011)
Small, increasing participation in state purchasing through model plan and web-based information system: * HB 1770, CH 358 (2011) PV
Small, innovate Washington role in a small business innovation assistance program: * 2ESB 5764, CH 14 (2011) PV, SSB 5764
Small, loan or loan guarantee program to be offered by department of commerce: HB 1165
Small, online business portal for small businesses: HB 1165
Small, online business portal information for small businesses: SHB 1165
Small, state agency and local government rule making to consider economic impact: * SB 5500, CH 249 (2011)
Small, support for small businesses to include small business taxpayer rights: SHB 1165
Small, violations, requirements for agencies when business has violated laws or rules: HB 2172, SHB 2172, SB 6142, SSB 6142
Social card game businesses, in area annexed by city, conditions for allowing: HB 1402, * SHB 1402, CH 134 (2011), SB 5556, ESSB 5556
Spay and neuter surgeries, participation in companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program: SB 5151
Spirits shippers, permits: HB 2425
Tanning facilities, licensing and other regulations: HB 1363, SHB 1363, 2SHB 1363, SB 5593, SSB 5593
Tanning facilities, requirements, including penalties for violations: HB 2550, SB 6249, SSB 6249
Taxicab operators, industrial insurance and other provisions: HB 1367, * ESHB 1367, CH 190 (2011), SB 5498, SSB 5498
Taxicab transportation services, regulation of fares: HB 2001, SB 5850
Taxidermists, business records requirements: HB 1282, SHB 1282, SB 5201, SSB 5201
Telephone directories, publishers or distributors of commercial directories, customer opt-out procedure: HB 1751
Tenant screening services, excluding qualified victim protection records from report to landlord: HB 1526
Text messaging services, requesting state authority to regulate wireless companies: HJM 4014
Theaters, liquor license, beer and wine sales: EHB 2558, SB 6366
Third-party account administrators, provisions: SHB 2383
Third-party account administrators, provisions concerning fees and being licensed as a money transmitter: * ESB 6155, CH 56 (2012)
Tobacconist shops, retail, special license endorsements for tobacco products retailer licensees: HB 1683, SHB 1683, SB 5542, ESSB 5542, ESB 6623
Tow truck operators, allowing passengers to ride in vehicle on flatbed tow truck: SB 6340
Tow truck operators, lunch breaks: HB 2353, SB 6161
Tow truck operators, vehicle impoundment, passing toll and ferry fare costs to registered vehicle owner: * HB 2274, CH 18 (2012), SB 6160
Tow truck operators, vehicle impoundment, reimpoundment of vehicle redeemed or purchased at auction: HB 2275
Towing businesses and employees, criminal background check requirements and private impound rates: ESHB 2372
Towing businesses, fees and rates for tow truck services and vehicle storage: HB 2372
Trade name law and licensing, technical changes: HB 2490, SB 6176
Trade names and licensing laws, making technical changes and conforming amendments: HB 2790
Training wage, allowing employers to pay for specified period: HB 1258
Transportation businesses, removing urban category for public utility tax purposes: HB 2094
Transportation providers, private, using high occupancy and public transportation vehicle lanes: HB 1985, HB 1986, SHB 1986, SB 5836, * SSB 5836, CH 379 (2011), SB 5837, SSB 5837
Transportation providers, private, using park and ride lots: HB 1986, SHB 1986, SB 5837, SSB 5837
Unemployed workers, businesses hiring, business and occupation tax credit: HB 1458
Uniform commercial code, amending various articles: HB 2197, * ESHB 2197, CH 214 (2012)
Uniform commercial code, article 9A, revising provisions on secured transactions: HB 1492, * ESHB 1492, CH 74 (2011)
Vacant buildings, businesses locating in, business and occupation tax credit for leasehold excise and property taxes paid: HB 1457
Vulnerable adult and elder referral agencies, regulation: * ESHB 1494, CH 357 (2011)
Warehousing and distribution centers, sales and use tax exemption, annual accountability survey requirement: HB 2278, SHB 2762
Washington businesses, bidding preferences for purchasing by state: HB 1355
Washington businesses, single portal for, convening of interagency work group on: SB 6356
Washington businesses, single portal for, establishing an integrated enterprise system using: ESSB 6356
Water recreation facilities, department of health to assume responsibility from local health jurisdiction in certain cases: HB 1875
Water well construction, additional fee to fund groundwater management activities: SB 5757
Water well construction, definition of "well": HB 1467, * SHB 1467, CH 196 (2011), SB 5643
Water well construction, municipal water supplier notification requirements: HB 1685, SB 5684, SSB 5684
Wenatchee Works plant, recognizing: * HR 4670 (2012)
Wildlife meat cutters, business records requirements: HB 1282, SHB 1282, SB 5201, SSB 5201
Wine agents, provisions: * SSB 5788, CH 119 (2011) PV
Wine agents, provisions of omnibus liquor act: SB 5788
Wine producer lien, provisions: * HB 2362, CH 106 (2012), SB 6156
Wineries, craft, establishment of craft winery license: SB 5257
Wineries, domestic, licensing: HB 1641
Wineries, identification of winery on private labels: SB 6196, ESSB 6477
Wineries, small, tax payment and reporting requirements: HB 1373, * SB 5259, CH 20 (2012)
Wineries, waiving wine corkage fees: * HB 1227, CH 66 (2011), SB 5173
Work permits, for employers of minors, submission of master applications: SB 5743