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Adult entertainment establishments, sexually oriented live, admission fee: HB 2530, SHB 2530, SB 6484
Amusement services, simplifying taxation: * HB 1550, CH 169 (2015)
Asphalt production facilities, notice of construction order of approval, updated: HB 2385
Assistance programs and services, consolidating through creation of office for regulatory innovation and assistance: SB 6669, SSB 6669
Auto malls, directional signs on state highways, authorizing DOT installation, when: HB 2555, SB 6468
Automotive dealers and repair facilities, records in electronic form, retaining: HB 2512, SB 6326, * SSB 6326, CH 16 (2016) V
Beekeepers, tax preferences: SB 5017, * ESSB 6057, CH 6 (2015)
Biometric identifiers, attaining and using for commercial purposes and disclosing, requirements, prohibitions, and actions: HB 1094, 2ESHB 1094
Canine kenneling and boarding facilities, on land zoned for agriculture: HB 2735
Car rental and sharing companies, discover pass bulk sales to and agency partnerships with: SB 6140
Car rental businesses, vehicle license cost recovery fee charged by: * HB 2322, CH 18 (2016)
Car rental businesses, violations applicable to rental cars, renter responsibility, when: * SB 5100, CH 189 (2015)
Charter party and excursion service carriers, regulation of, various provisions: HB 1882, SHB 1882, SB 5362, * SSB 5362, CH 233 (2015)
Cigar lounge or retail tobacconist shop, retail license endorsement for, requirements: HB 1296, SHB 1296, SB 5917
Collection agencies, account level documentation, agency personal review of, requirements: SB 6649
Collection agencies, credit card payment transaction fees: SHB 1054, SSB 5222
Collection agencies, debt collection legal actions, service of summons and complaint, when: SB 6628
Collection agencies, electronic payment transaction fees: HB 1054, SB 5222
Collection agencies, medical liens, authority for use and requirements: HB 1503, * SHB 1503, CH 201 (2015)
Collection agencies, recouping local homeless housing and assistance document-recording surcharge, when: HB 1649, SB 5536
Commercial transportation services providers, regulating of: ESHB 2131, * HB 2516, CH 21 (2016), HB 2733, * ESSB 5550, CH 236 (2015), SB 6444
Computer data centers, eligible server equipment installed in, sales and use tax exemptions: HB 2011, SB 5827, SSB 5827, * ESSB 6057, CH 6 (2015)
Consumer reporting agencies, consumer credit report security freeze, requesting: HB 2859, * SHB 2859, CH 135 (2016)
Consumer reporting agencies, prohibiting eviction records in reports, when: HB 1460, SB 5376, SSB 5376
Contracts, entered into and canceled over internet: HB 1099
Cottage food operations, adding certain candies to list of foods: * HB 1622, CH 203 (2015)
Cottage food operations, maximum sales limit for permit: HB 1742, * SB 5603, CH 196 (2015)
Cottage food operations, tetrahydrocannabinol concentration in product ingredients: * HB 1622, CH 203 (2015)
Credit reports, consumer security freeze, requesting: HB 2859, * SHB 2859, CH 135 (2016)
Credit reports, prohibiting eviction records in, when: HB 1460, SB 5376, SSB 5376
Crowdfunding donations, via online fundraising portal, tax exemptions for rewards received for: HB 2655, SHB 2655
Data, sale of smart metering system data, tax on persons receiving income from: HB 2119
Debt adjusting services, various provisions: HB 1283, * SHB 1283, CH 167 (2015), HB 1488, HB 1489, HB 1490, SB 5485, SSB 5485
Debt management services, regulating: HB 1489
Debt settlement services, licensure of providers: ESSB 5321
Debt settlement services, registration of providers: HB 1398, SB 5321
Disadvantaged business enterprise advisory committee, creating within transportation commission: SB 6180
Economic gardening pilot project, creating within department of commerce: * ESB 6100, CH 212 (2016)
Electronic signatures and records, broader use of, authorizing: HB 1920, SHB 1920, SB 5810, * ESSB 5810, CH 72 (2015)
Employment agencies or directories, repealing most provisions and prohibiting prospective employee fee: SB 6522
Employment agencies, repealing employment agency act: SB 5007
Equine boarding facilities, on land zoned for agriculture: HB 2735
Exchange facilitators and facilitator companies, regulation of: HB 2916
Excursion service and charter party carriers, regulation of, various provisions: HB 1882, SHB 1882, SB 5362, * SSB 5362, CH 233 (2015)
Farmers markets, sales by wineries, microbreweries, or craft distilleries: SB 5353, SSB 5353
Farmers markets, serving spirits samples, endorsement for: HB 1976
Farmers markets, spirits sales by distilleries and craft distilleries: HB 1976, SHB 1976, SB 5353, SSB 5353, * E2SSB 5353, CH 194 (2015)
Farmers markets, wine and beer samples at, wineries and microbreweries offering: HB 2641, SB 6390
Fast-food establishments, noncompetition agreements, voiding: HB 2406
Financial information of consumers, data breach notification by businesses: HB 1078, * ESHB 1078, CH 64 (2015), SB 5047
Fire suppression resource contractors, use by DNR: HB 1509
Firearms, transportation or storage in private vehicle, lawful, business policy prohibiting, to be unlawful: HB 2951
Fishing guides, commercial license for, when employer-purchased: * HB 1232, CH 103 (2015)
Fishing guides, food and game fish guide and salmon and nonsalmon charter boat operator combination license, creating: * SSB 5824, CH 97 (2015) PV
Fishing guides, food or game fish or chartering, licensing requirements and violations: SB 5824, * SSB 5824, CH 97 (2015) PV
Floral or ornamental products businesses, misrepresenting geographic location: * EHB 1422, CH 168 (2015)
Floral products businesses, misrepresenting geographic location on web site: SB 5224
Food establishments, college on-campus, student use of electronic benefit transfer cards at: HB 1820, SB 5794
Food processing, B&O tax preferences, extending expiration dates: HB 1823, SB 5698, * ESSB 6057, CH 6 (2015)
Food service, time-temperature standards, Asian rice-based noodles and Korean rice cakes: HB 2744, * SB 6398, CH 20 (2016) V
Food trucks, beer and/or wine license for: HB 1108
For hire vehicles, persons owning or leasing, industrial insurance provisions: HB 1821, SB 5710
For hire vehicles, surety bonds and liability insurance, state regulatory preemption: HB 2733
Government, business interactions with, one-stop integrated system for: SB 6222
Grocery stores, on-tap cider and beer sales, endorsement for certain licensees, conditions: HB 1198, SHB 1198, SB 5280, * SSB 5280, CH 192 (2015)
Income share agreements, with higher education students, origination regulation and originator licensing: HB 1923, SHB 1923
Internet companies, including security and cloud, sales to gaming companies outside the state: HB 2723
Investment income B&O tax deduction for certain businesses, eliminating: HB 1483
Investment management services, international, preferential B&O tax rate for, eliminating: HB 2996
Legal service contractors and plans, regulation of: HB 1177, SB 5412
Licensing, business licensing service, disclosure of information for commercial purposes, prohibiting: SB 6438, SSB 6438
Licensing, local business tax and licensing simplification task force, establishing: * EHB 2959, CH 55 (2016)
Life alert services, contact information for subscribers, providing to first responders: SB 5346
Limousine operators owning or leasing vehicle, industrial insurance provisions: HB 1821, SB 5710
Locksmith services, regulation of: HB 1064, SHB 1064, SB 5296, * SSB 5296, CH 28 (2015)
Log transportation businesses, public utility tax credit, when: SB 6121
Marijuana, businesses, product traceability and operations information disclosure exemption, when: HB 2584, * SHB 2584, CH 178 (2016), ESB 6207
Marijuana, common carrier transportation of, rules for licensing: HB 1776, SHB 2136, * 2E2SHB 2136, CH 4 (2015), HB 2162, SB 5051, SSB 5051, SB 6136
Marijuana, comprehensive marijuana market reform, regulation and taxation: SHB 2136, * 2E2SHB 2136, CH 4 (2015), SB 6136
Marijuana, delivery, retailer license endorsement pilot program: HB 2368, SHB 2368
Marijuana, legal market for, facilitating through youth protection, crime reduction, and collateral education funding act: HB 2998
Marijuana, licensing of businesses, entities holding certificate of authority: HB 2364, SHB 2364, 2SHB 2364
Marijuana, marijuana clubs, legalizing, when: SB 6375
Marijuana, marijuana clubs, prohibition: * 2E2SHB 2136, CH 4 (2015), SB 6136
Marijuana, marijuana lounges, retailer's license endorsement for: HB 2693
Marijuana, plants, sale by licensed producers to cooperatives: * HB 2520, CH 170 (2016), SB 6304
Marijuana, producers and processors, personal services and promotional items for retailers: HB 2802, SHB 2802, SB 6341, * SSB 6341, CH 17 (2016) V
Marijuana, recreational businesses, creating Washington publicly owned trust as sole depository for: SB 5971
Marijuana, recreational businesses, excise tax and revenues, provisions: HB 1412, HB 1414, HB 2008, SHB 2136, * 2E2SHB 2136, CH 4 (2015), HB 2162, SB 5417, SSB 5417, SB 6136
Marijuana, recreational businesses, marijuana tax reform: HB 2008
Marijuana, recreational businesses, minors entering or being served by retailers, crimes related to: HB 2522, SB 6302
Marijuana, recreational businesses, miscellaneous provisions: HB 2008, SHB 2136, * 2E2SHB 2136, CH 4 (2015), HB 2162, SB 5417, SSB 5417, SB 6136
Marijuana, recreational businesses, prohibiting, process and conditions: HB 1412, HB 1438, SHB 1438, HB 2162
Marijuana, recreational businesses, retail outlet unsellable marijuana disposal: * HB 2521, CH 171 (2016), SB 6303
Marijuana, recreational businesses, retailer authority to sell marijuana merchandise: HB 2365
Marijuana, recreational businesses, siting of: HB 1335, HB 1411, HB 1413, HB 1907, SHB 2136, * 2E2SHB 2136, CH 4 (2015), HB 2162, SB 5417, SSB 5417, SB 5450, SB 5572, SB 6136
Marijuana, recreational businesses, vending machines or drive through, prohibition: * 2E2SHB 2136, CH 4 (2015), SB 5903, SB 6136
Marijuana, regulation of, state preemption of production, processing, and retail sale regulation: HB 2998
Marijuana, research facilities, siting of: * 2E2SHB 2136, CH 4 (2015), SB 5572, SB 6136
Marijuana, retail sale, excise taxation, decreasing rate of: HB 2998
Marijuana, retailers with medical endorsement, plant and seed sales to: HB 2696
Marijuana, state cannabis industry and economic development committee, establishing: SB 5858
Meat facilities, custom, annual custom meat license for: HB 1522
Medical businesses, medical liens, authority for use and requirements: HB 1503, * SHB 1503, CH 201 (2015)
Monitoring agencies, for electronic home detention monitoring, requirements: SB 5766, SSB 5766
Monitoring agencies, for electronic monitoring of criminal offenders, requirements: * EHB 1943, CH 287 (2015)
Movers, local rural license, creating: SB 5669
Music licensing agencies, regulating: HB 1763, SHB 1763, * E2SHB 1763, CH 38 (2016)
Music, performing rights societies, regulating: * E2SHB 1763, CH 38 (2016)
Networking services, excluding providers from gambling information transmissions prohibitions, when: SB 6566
New businesses, B&O tax credit: SB 5339
New businesses, B&O tax deferral: SSB 5339
Noncompetition agreements, voiding, when: HB 1577, HB 1926, HB 2406, HB 2931, SB 6625
Opportunity, certificates of restoration of, comprehensive provisions: HB 1553, * 2ESHB 1553, CH 81 (2016)
Organizations, uniform business organizations code--general provisions, creating: * SB 5387, CH 176 (2015)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Mike Kluse, recognizing and honoring: * SR 8615 (2015)
Parking businesses, commercial, parking charges imposed by, conditions: EHB 1443
Parking businesses, commercial, passenger-only ferry district parking tax on: HB 1221, SHB 1221, HB 1300, SB 5242, SB 5358, SB 5987, * 2ESSB 5987, CH 44 (2015)
Parking, nonresidential facilities, local legislative authority imposition of tax on provision of: HB 2186
Patents, bad faith assertions of infringement, prohibitions and actions: HB 1092, SHB 1092, SB 5059, * SSB 5059, CH 108 (2015)
Pawnbrokers, fees and interest rates: HB 1176, * ESB 5616, CH 294 (2015)
Personal emergency response services, contact information for subscribers, providing to first responders: * ESSB 5346, CH 30 (2015)
Physical fitness services, simplifying taxation: * HB 1550, CH 169 (2015)
Professional service corporations, outstanding shares holders' eligibility to be director, officer, or shareholder: SB 6411, SSB 6411
Protection product guarantee providers, registration and regulation provisions: HB 2355, ESHB 2355, SB 6309, * ESSB 6309, CH 224 (2016)
Radio and television broadcasting, B&O tax provisions, modifying: HB 1689, SHB 1689, HB 1796, SB 5641
Recreation services, simplifying taxation: * HB 1550, CH 169 (2015)
Regulatory and business requirements, developing business assistance materials concerning: SB 6221, SB 6669, SSB 6669
Regulatory innovation and assistance, office, creating: SB 6223, SSB 6223, SB 6669, SSB 6669
Remote sellers, nexus within state, when deemed to have for certain sales and B&O tax purposes: HB 1678, SHB 1678, SHB 2269, SB 5541, SSB 5541, * ESSB 6138, CH 5 (2015)
Resorts, master planned, forest practices applications for timber harvesting within: HB 2308
Restaurants, Mexico Lindo Restaurant, recognizing Roberto Gonzalez in connection with: * SR 8660 (2015)
Restaurants, pilot program for youth interns: HB 1446
Restaurants, preferential spirits and wine pricing for, authorizing, conditions: HB 2577, SB 6324
Retail and service businesses, employees working on Thanksgiving day, employer and wage requirements: HB 1694
Retail stores, customer identification information, prohibiting copying during transaction, when: HB 1212, SHB 1212
Sawmills and planing mills, B&O tax credit, when: SB 6121
School service providers, via online service or site or mobile application, requirements: HB 1495, ESHB 1495, * ESB 5419, CH 277 (2015)
Service contract providers, registration and regulation provisions: HB 2355, ESHB 2355, SB 6309, * ESSB 6309, CH 224 (2016)
Signature gatherers, entities that compensate, disclosure requirements: HB 1463, SB 5375
Small businesses, B&O tax deferral program for: HB 1861
Small businesses, former association health plan and certain current coverage, B&O tax credit for cost difference: HB 2118
Small businesses, microbusiness, minibusiness, and small business enhancement program, establishing: SHB 2050
Small businesses, modifying excise tax filing threshold: SB 5043, SSB 5043
Small businesses, small business enhancement program, creating: HB 2050
Small businesses, task force on state and local regulations that affect small businesses with fifty or fewer employees, establishing: SB 6033, SSB 6033
Small businesses, Washington small business retirement marketplace, creating: HB 2109, SHB 2109, SB 5826, * ESSB 5826, CH 296 (2015)
Small, small business tax credit, increasing: SB 6216
Sole proprietor businesses, health care issuer acceptance of payment from, second-party payment process, conditions: SHB 2904
Storage facilities, self-service, personal property lien notices: HB 1043, * SHB 1043, CH 13 (2015), HB 2305, SB 5009, SSB 5009, * SB 6148, CH 6 (2016) V
Subscriptions, product, means of cancellation of product subscriptions, requiring parity: SB 5530
Tax relief and exemption for certain businesses, providing living wage through new rates and: SB 6029
Taxicab companies, surety bonds and liability insurance, state regulatory preemption: HB 2733
Taxicab operators owning or leasing vehicle, industrial insurance provisions: HB 1821, SB 5710
Television and radio broadcasting, B&O tax provisions, modifying: HB 1689, SHB 1689, HB 1796, SB 5641
Ticket brokers and resellers, online, disclosure requirements: HB 1494, SB 5580
Ticket sellers, internet web sites of, selling software to interfere with: HB 2699
Ticket sellers, internet web sites of, using or selling software to interfere with: * EHB 1091, CH 129 (2015)
Ticket sellers, internet web sites of, using software to interfere with: SB 5456
Transportation network companies, regulating of: SB 5550
Transportation services providers, commercial, regulating of: ESHB 2131, HB 2733, * ESSB 5550, CH 236 (2015), SB 6444
Travel agents, preferential B&O tax rate, eliminating: HB 2224, HB 2996
Veteran-owned businesses, maximum participation in state procurement contracts, provisions: SB 6034
Veterans, businesses hiring, tax credits for: HB 1241, SB 5042, SSB 5042, * ESSB 6057, CH 6 (2015)
Veterans, businesses prioritizing employment of, commending: * SR 8680 (2015)
Veterans, hiring, campaign to increase, including database of participants: HB 2040, SHB 2040, * 2SHB 2040, CH 57 (2015)
Violations by business, agency to allow time for correcting violations: HB 1371