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Amusement services, simplifying taxation: HB 2539, SB 6472, ESSB 6472
Apiarists, immunity from civil liability, conditions and limitations: SB 5696, SSB 5696
Apiarists, taxation, including exemptions: HB 1558, SHB 1558, SB 5453, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013), SB 6366, SB 6402, SSB 6402, 2SSB 6402
Appraisal management companies, liens on property for unpaid balances: HB 2375
Appraisal management companies, surety bond minimum penal sum: HB 1012
Appraisal management companies, surety bond minimum penal sum and bond alternatives: * SHB 1012, CH 90 (2013)
Aquaculture, genetically engineered finfish, prohibiting production in state waters: HB 2143, SB 6184, SB 6343
Aquaculture, geoduck operations, department of ecology duties concerning, repealing: HB 1894, SHB 1894
Aquaculture, geoduck, coordinating research with ocean acidification research: HB 1761
Aquaculture, marine, authorizing inclusion of net pen facilities siting in shoreline master programs: HB 1599, SB 5623
Aquaculture, shellfish, promoting research and establishing shellfish aquaculture public information center: HB 1894, SHB 1894
Bail bond agents, amending miscellaneous provisions: HB 1098, SHB 1098
Barbering, miscellaneous provisions, modifying: HB 2512, ESHB 2512, SB 6357
Beekeeping and beekeepers, apiarists, immunity from civil liability, conditions and limitations: SB 5696, SSB 5696
Beekeeping and beekeepers, honey bee work group, creation: SHB 1558, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Beekeeping and beekeepers, taxation, including exemptions: HB 1558, SHB 1558, SB 5453, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013), SB 6366, SB 6402, SSB 6402, 2SSB 6402
Bill of rights for businesses and others subject to state agency action, establishing: HB 2623
Body art, body piercing, tattooing, and permanent cosmetics, modifying licensing and regulatory provisions: HB 2162, SHB 2162
Brokers, real estate, independent contractor status when not under contract with firm: SB 5729
Brunell, Don C., of Association of Washington Business, honoring: * HR 4648 (2013)
Business license center act, renaming as business licensing service act: HB 1568, * SHB 1568, CH 144 (2013)
Business license center, expanding required participation by certain cities or city-developed portal alternative: ESSB 5656
Business license center, expanding required participation to additional agencies: HB 1403, * ESHB 1403, CH 111 (2013), SB 5680, SSB 5680, E2SSB 5680
Business license center, expanding required participation to certain cities: SB 5656
Business licensing service program, administrative clean-up changes related to 2012 statutory changes: HB 1568, * SHB 1568, CH 144 (2013)
Business regulatory efficiency program, establishing, department of commerce to regulate: * HB 1818, CH 324 (2013), SB 5765
Businesses, new job creation and capital investment, pilot program to provide incentives for: SB 6515, SSB 6515
Call center services, procurement by state agency under personal services contract, prohibiting performance of services at location outside United States: HB 1995
Car rental businesses, rental cars and processing of certain motor vehicle-related violations: HB 2470, SB 6109
Caterers, liquor caterers, creating beer, spirits, and wine sales license for: HB 2680, * ESHB 2680, CH 29 (2014)
Charter boat operators, unlawfully engaging in fishing guide activity, gross misdemeanor: HB 1896
Charter party and excursion service carriers, annual regulatory fees, modifying deadline for payment: HB 2642
Cigar lounge special license endorsement for tobacco products retailer licensees: HB 1750, SB 5070
Collection agencies, debt buyer practices and licensing requirement: * SHB 1822, CH 148 (2013)
Collection agencies, fair debt buyers practices act: HB 1069
Collection agencies, regulating debt buyer collection practices: HB 1069, HB 1822
Collection agency act, debt collection by attorneys: HB 1031
Commerce, discrimination-free, to include individuals and entities providing goods and services in keeping with freedom of religion: SB 5927
Communication access real-time translation providers, certification and regulation: HB 1511, SHB 1511, SB 5364, SSB 5364
Computer data centers, sales and use tax exemption for certain equipment, modifying provisions: HB 2769, ESB 6550
Concessionaires, allowing motor vehicle access to Milwaukee Road corridor, conditions: SHB 1935, HB 1939
Contractors, independent, reporting payments to independent contractors to improve child support collections: SB 5552, SSB 5552
Cosmetology, barbering, manicuring, and esthetics, rules for online learning: HB 1038, ESHB 1038, SB 5779, SB 5996, SSB 5996
Cosmetology, miscellaneous provisions, modifying: HB 2512, ESHB 2512, SB 6357
Cosmetology, training and licensure requirements: HB 2237, SHB 2237, SB 6144, SSB 6144
Cottage food operations, adding certain candies to list of cottage food products: HB 2698, SHB 2698
Cottage food operations, increasing annual gross sales limit for maintaining permit: SHB 1135
Cottage food operations, maximum annual gross sales limit for maintaining permit: SB 6047
Cottage food operations, repealing annual gross sales limit for maintaining permit: HB 1135
Court reporters and court reporting firms, contracts for services, prohibitions: HB 1511, SHB 1511, SB 5364, SSB 5364
Credit cards, surcharge when cardholder uses card in lieu of other payment method, disclosure requirements: ESHB 1870
Credit cards, surcharge when cardholder uses card in lieu of other payment method, prohibiting: HB 1870
Dancing, excluding charges made for opportunity to dance from sales taxes: HB 1994, SB 5613, SSB 5613
Dancing, exemption from sales tax for charges made for opportunity to dance: * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Day spas, offering of wine or beer to customers, creating day spa permit to allow: SB 5045, * ESSB 5045, CH 199 (2014)
Debt adjusters, fiduciary relationship with debtors: HB 2385
Debt adjusters, nonprofit, defining "fair share" paid by creditor: HB 1572, SB 5338
Debt adjusters, stakeholder group to discuss compensation, including "fair share": ESSB 5338
Debt adjusting services, nonprofit, licensing and regulation: HB 1491, SB 5527
Debt adjusting services, regulating, various provisions: HB 2384
Debt buyers, practices and licensing requirement: * SHB 1822, CH 148 (2013)
Debt buyers, regulating debt buyer collection practices: HB 1069, HB 1822
Debt collection services, extending sales tax to include: HB 1273
Debt collection services, restrictions in cases of delinquent small consumer installment loans: HB 1657, SB 5312, ESSB 5312
Debt management services, uniform debt management services act: HB 1340
Debt settlement services, licensing of persons providing, debt settlements services act: HB 2670
Debt settlement services, registration of persons providing, debt settlements services act: HB 2142
Drug manufacturers, participation in prescription donation for uninsured persons, including immunity provisions: HB 1382, SHB 1382, SB 5148, * SSB 5148, CH 260 (2013)
Emergency medical care and transportation services, ensuring direct payment to provider not under health care service contract: SHB 1263
Emergency medical care and transportation services, ensuring direct payment to provider under health care service contract: HB 1263, SB 5388
Esthetics, miscellaneous provisions, modifying: HB 2512, ESHB 2512, SB 6357
Exchange facilitators, requirements and violations: SB 5082, * ESSB 5082, CH 228 (2013)
Excursion service and charter party carriers, annual regulatory fees, modifying deadline for payment: HB 2642
Farmers markets, beer and wine sampling and serving at qualifying markets: * SB 6514, CH 105 (2014)
Farmers markets, wine sampling conducted by wineries or beer sampling conducted by microbreweries, allowing in certain cases: * SB 5674, CH 238 (2013)
Firearms ammunition, parts, and accessories, manufacturers of, exemptions from various taxes and business licensing and corporation and limited liability company fees: HB 2020
Fishing guides, food fish or game fish, expanding information and other requirements for licensure: SB 5786, * SSB 5786, CH 314 (2013)
Fishing guides, food fish or game fish, western Washington steelhead guide stamp requirements for: HB 1917
Fishing guides, unlawfully acting as food or game fish guide, adding western Washington steelhead guide stamp requirement to statute: HB 1917
Fishing guides, unlawfully engaging in fishing guide activity, gross misdemeanor: HB 1896
Floral product businesses, misrepresenting geographic location on web site, prohibiting: SB 6103
Florists, defining "florist" and "florist sales" for retail sales and use tax purposes: HB 1489
Food distributors, pass-through wholesale, establishing license for sellers of prepackaged food delivered directly to consumers: HB 1827, SHB 1827, SB 6388
Food establishments, unfair practices related to service animals: HB 1024, SHB 1024, 2SHB 1024
Food sellers, direct seller license, prepackaged food delivered directly to consumers: * ESSB 6388, CH 98 (2014)
Food service businesses, prohibiting use of certain polystyrene food service products: SB 5252
For hire vehicle businesses, industrial insurance coverage provisions: HB 1718, SB 5814
For hire vehicle businesses, vehicle operator permits and certificates, provisions concerning unfair competition practices: HB 1702
For hire vehicle businesses, work group to study use of personal transportation services: HB 2782
For hire vehicle owners and lessees, industrial insurance coverage provisions: HB 2152, SHB 2152
Grocery stores, changing criteria for beer and wine tasting endorsement: HB 1422, * SHB 1422 (2013) V, SB 5517, * SSB 5517, CH 52 (2013)
Grocery stores, wine and beer licensees, sales of beer in purchaser's container: HB 2371, SHB 2371, SB 6136
Hair design, miscellaneous provisions, modifying: HB 2512, ESHB 2512, SB 6357
Health care navigators, applicant background check information: SB 6474, SSB 6474
Health care navigators, requesting health care information from persons seeking services, prohibiting: SB 6354
Health care navigators, requesting health care information from persons seeking services, prohibitions: * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV, SSB 6474
Hostels, exemption from convention and trade center tax on lodging services: SB 6352
Hotel management companies, moneys received by company for covered employee costs, business and occupation tax exemption: HB 1932, SB 5855
Hotels, valuables of guests and lodgers, specifying hotel's responsibilities: HB 2300
In-state businesses, bid preference in state purchasing competitive process, conditions: HB 1938
Interpreter services, authorizing direct purchase by certain state agencies and modifying collective bargaining provisions: ESHB 1753
Interpreter services, integrating purchase by certain state agencies and modifying collective bargaining provisions: HB 1753, 2SHB 1753, EHB 2617, SB 5833
Investment income, business and occupation tax deduction, eliminating for corporations and other business entities: HB 2048
Investment management companies, international, tax exemptions for financial information sales to and use by companies: HB 1567, SB 5101, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Janitorial services, commercial, clarifying retail sales tax exemption for: HB 2477
Janitorial services, commercial, sales tax on, imposing to provide basic education and higher education funding: HB 2038
Janitorial services, commercial, workload and safety standards, reporting concerning: SHB 2477
Janitorial services, commercial, workload standards and a health and safety training program, establishment: HB 2477
Legal service contractors, regulation of: HB 2691, SHB 2691
Legal service organizations, to cover legal expenses, regulation and registration of: HB 2287
Life alert services, providing certain customer information to first responders: SB 6527, SB 6554, SSB 6554
Limousine businesses, chauffeurs for, modifying provisions concerning certain violations by: HB 1702
Limousine businesses, including chauffeurs, industrial insurance coverage provisions: HB 1718, SB 5814
Limousine businesses, work group to study use of personal transportation services: HB 2782
Limousine chauffeurs owning or leasing vehicle, industrial insurance coverage provisions: HB 2152, SHB 2152
Locksmith services, defining "locksmith services" and prohibiting misrepresentation of business location: SB 5597
Log transportation businesses, public utility tax, reduction: SB 6259, SSB 6259
Manicuring, miscellaneous provisions, modifying: HB 2512, ESHB 2512, SB 6357
Marinas, floatation devices used by, requiring that polystyrene foam be encapsulated in state waters: SB 5546
Marine manufacturing and industrial businesses, annexed into certain first-class cities, limiting imposition of license fee or tax upon: SB 5943
Massage therapy establishments, licensing of: HB 1981
Medical cannabis dispensaries, marijuana excise tax to be collected from: HB 1789
Microenterprise development program, eliminating: SHB 2029, * E2SHB 2029, CH 112 (2014)
Minors, work permits for employing, master application procedures: * SB 5056, CH 156 (2013)
Mobile application-based personal transportation services, work group to study use of personal transportation services: HB 2782
Money transmitters, amending provisions of uniform money services act: HB 1327, * SHB 1327, CH 106 (2013), HB 2523, SHB 2523, SB 5209, SSB 5209, SB 6273, * SSB 6273, CH 206 (2014)
New businesses in high growth sectors, business and occupation tax deduction for: HB 1693, SHB 1693, 2SHB 1693
New businesses, business and occupation tax credit: SSB 5109, SB 5382, SSB 5382
New businesses, business and occupation tax exemption: SB 5109
Paymaster services by employer of record, B&O tax deduction for payroll cost reimbursements within affiliated group's centralized payroll reporting system: * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Paymaster services by employer of record, B&O tax exemption for certain gross proceeds from affiliated business entity: HB 1958, SB 5808
Paymaster services by employer of record, B&O tax exemption for payroll cost reimbursements within affiliated group's centralized payroll reporting system: HB 2076
Permanent cosmetics, licensing and regulatory provisions: HB 2162, SHB 2162
Permitting decisions by state agencies, enhancing transparency and predictability: HB 2192, SHB 2192, * E2SHB 2192, CH 68 (2014), SB 6045
Petroleum businesses, imposing privilege tax: SB 5756
Physical fitness services, simplifying taxation: HB 2539, SB 6472, ESSB 6472
Premises, business owner's, actions for trespass upon: HB 2353, ESHB 2353
Radio and television broadcasting, modifying business and occupation tax provisions: SB 5041
Real estate appraisers, trainee applicants and existing credential holders, fingerprint-based background checks: HB 1740, SHB 1740
Real estate brokers, independent contractor status when not under contract with firm: HB 1853, * SHB 1853, CH 207 (2013)
Real estate brokers, original license fee, extending: HB 2370, SB 6133
Real-time captioners, certification and regulation: HB 1511, SHB 1511, SB 5364, SSB 5364
Recreation services, simplifying taxation: HB 2539, SB 6472, ESSB 6472
Regulation of businesses by state agencies, regulatory freedom and accountability act: HB 1163
Regulatory assistance, bill of rights for businesses and others subject to state agency action: HB 2623
Regulatory processes, burden on businesses, certain state agencies to conduct rules review for streamlining purposes: HB 1591, SHB 1591, SB 5679, * SSB 5679, CH 30 (2013)
Regulatory streamlining projects, multijurisdictional, establishment: * HB 1818, CH 324 (2013), SB 5765
Religion, freedom from discrimination against, extending to include individuals and entities providing goods and services in keeping with freedom of religion: SB 5927
Restaurants associated with culinary arts educational institutions, creating culinary class restaurant wine specialty license and special event endorsement for: HB 1805
Restaurants, flavor-imparting cooking products, including charcoal, sales and use tax exemption: HB 1358, SB 5342, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Scrap metal businesses, nonferrous metal transaction and permit requirements: SB 5413
Scrap metal businesses, scrap metal transaction and license requirements: HB 1552, * ESHB 1552, CH 322 (2013) PV, HB 1756
Self-employed business owners, purchasing small group health insurance, business and occupation tax credit: SB 6233
Shooting ranges, sport, protecting ranges and range owners and operators: HB 1184, SB 6198
Signature gathering businesses for initiative, referendum, and recall petitions, provisions: HB 2552, SHB 2552
Small business incubators, nonprofit, property tax exemption in certain cases: EHB 2447
Small business tax credit, increasing by repealing certain farm-related preferences: HB 2286
Small businesses, raising threshold for filing business and occupation and public utility tax returns: HB 2678
Small businesses, raising threshold for filing business and occupation tax and public utility tax returns: SSB 6318
Small businesses, raising threshold for filing business and occupation tax return: HB 2520, SB 6318
Snack bars, adding wine by the glass to beer retailer's license for: HB 2302, SB 6148
Start-up businesses, business and occupation tax credit, eligibility and requirements: HB 2052
Start-up businesses, growth and development of, start-up Washington act: HB 2052
Start-up businesses, increasing flow of high-risk capital to aid start-up companies through exemption from securities act for certain offers or sales of securities by issuer: HB 2054
Start-up companies, business and occupation tax credit for new businesses: SB 5382, SSB 5382
Stevedoring, preferential business and occupation tax rates, eliminating to provide basic education and higher education funding: HB 2038
Storage facilities, self-service, unpaid rent and lien on property, modifying provisions: HB 2424, SHB 2424, SB 6331, SSB 6331
Storage facilities, unlicensed and improperly located, requiring county zoning, building, and fire regulation enforcement when existence becomes known: SB 5662
Tanning facilities, prohibiting use of facilities by persons under age eighteen: HB 1585, SB 5455, SB 5521, * SB 6065, CH 87 (2014)
Taxicab businesses, industrial insurance coverage provisions: HB 1718, SB 5814
Taxicab businesses, work group to study use of personal transportation services: HB 2782
Taxicab operators owning or leasing vehicle, industrial insurance coverage provisions: HB 2152, SHB 2152
Television and radio broadcasting, modifying business and occupation tax provisions: SB 5041
Tenant screening service providers, information disclosure by, restrictions: HB 1529, SHB 1529, SB 5568, * SSB 5568, CH 54 (2013)
Theaters, liquor license, beer and wine sales: HB 1001, * SHB 1001, CH 219 (2013), SB 5111
Theaters, liquor license, beer, wine, and spirits sales: * ESB 5607, CH 237 (2013)
Tipped employees, requiring minimum wage for employees age eighteen and older and study group to assess effectiveness: HB 1346
Tobacconist shop, retail, special license endorsement for tobacco products retailer licensees: HB 1750, SB 5070
Tour operators, preferential business and occupation tax rates, eliminating to provide basic education and higher education funding: ESHB 2034, HB 2038, ESHB 2038
Tow truck operators, handling unmarked government vehicles, legal jeopardy in cases of, prohibiting: HB 2528
Tow truck operators, impound requirements and disclosure of charges and fees: HB 1625
Tow truck operators, lunch breaks: HB 1611
Tow truck operators, not regulated under chapter 46.55 RCW, regulation of: HB 2663
Tow truck operators, placing limits on private impound rates in connection with state patrol-originated calls: * ESHB 1625, CH 37 (2013)
Tow truck operators, publicly owned vehicles, process for redemption: SHB 2528
Training wage, allowing employers to pay for specified period: HB 1150, SB 5275
Transportation businesses, removing urban category for public utility tax purposes: SB 5041
Transportation services, personal, work group to study use of: HB 2782
Travel agents, preferential business and occupation tax rates, eliminating to provide basic education and higher education funding: ESHB 2034, HB 2038, ESHB 2038
Travel, sellers of, modifying provisions: HB 2590
Trustees for deeds of trust, requiring registration of: SB 5840
Uniform commercial code, article 9A, financing statements to perfect security interests, amending provisions: ESB 5183
Veteran-owned businesses, certification and listing by department of veterans affairs and awarding of contracts by state agencies: HB 1909, SHB 1909, 2SHB 1909, SB 5834, SSB 5834
Veteran-owned businesses, certification and listing by department of veterans affairs, modifying qualifications for: * HB 2744, CH 182 (2014)
Veterans, businesses hiring, business and occupation tax and public utility tax credits for: SB 6049, ESSB 6049
Veterans, businesses hiring, business and occupation tax credit for: SB 5812
Violations by businesses of state laws or agency rules, allowing at least five days to correct: HB 1163
Warranties, express, consumer protections: SB 6441
Washington businesses, one-stop state agency portal for, monitoring development of: HB 1757, SB 5718, * SSB 5718, CH 31 (2013)