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2016 LEG BILLS

Budget, Finance and Revenue

BillTitleStatusSenior Lobby Leg Committee Information
HB-2512Concerning the retention and maintenance of auto dealer and repair facility records.
Feb 26 TRAN - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
SB-6326
Support
2-8-16
HB-2535Concerning property tax relief programs available to senior citizens, persons retired because of physical disability, qualifying veterans, and widows or widowers of veterans.Jan 22 Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Support
2-8-16
HB-2536Concerning property tax relief programs available to senior citizens, persons retired because of physical disability, qualifying veterans, and widows or widowers of veterans.an 22 Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)Support
2-8-16
HB-2539Concerning the inheritance exemption for the real estate excise tax
Mar 7 Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
SB-6367
HB-2665Requiring legislative approval of tax preferences as part of the two-year budget process.
Jan 18 First reading, referred to Finance (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
HB-2666Providing transparency on the effect of tax expenditures on the state's budgetJan 18 First reading, referred to Appropriations (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
HJR-4215Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.
Jan 25 First reading, referred to Finance (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)SJR-8200
Oppose
2-8-16
SJR-8211Amending the Constitution to require a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes.Feb 8 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Feb 12 Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, failed; yeas, 26; nays, 23; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
Oppose
2-8-16
SJR-8212equiring a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes, a simple majority vote to impose or raise fees, and no advisory vote.Feb 4 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Support
2-8-16
SB-6311Providing a property tax exemption for certain property within an affordable housing incentive zone.
Feb 5 HSMH - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
And refer to Ways & Means.
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Referred to Ways & Means.
SJR-8214Amending the Constitution to allow an income tax.Jan 26 First reading, referred to Ways & Means. (View Original Bill)
SB-6559Establishing a progressive income tax.Jan 26 First reading, referred to Ways & Means. (View Original Bill)
Support
2-8-16

Business and Government Operations

BillTitleStatusSenior Lobby Leg Committee Information
HB-1745Enacting the Washington voting rights act.
Feb 4 2nd substitute bill substituted (SG 16). (View 2nd Substitute)
Floor amendment(s) adopted.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 50; nays, 47; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls) (View 1st Engrossed)
IN THE SENATE
Feb 5 First reading, referred to Government Operations & Security.
Feb 25 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
GOS - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Feb 26 Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Mar 1 Placed on second
SB-5668
Support
2-8-16
HB-2305Concerning the handling of certain personal property in a self-service storage facility.Jan 18 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
SB 6148
HB-2315Addressing the expiration date of the mortgage lending fraud prosecution account.
Feb 3 Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 97; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
IN THE SENATE
Feb 5 First reading, referred to Financial Institutions & Insurance.
Feb 24 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 25 FI - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
SB-6282
HB-2316Addressing the securities act of WashingtonJan 18 Referred to Rules 2 Review.SB-6283
HB-2436Equalizing access to permanent ballot drop boxes for every Washington citizen.
Feb 26 House Rules "X" file.
HB-2682Providing automatic voter registration at qualified voter registration agencies.
Feb 15 1st substitute bill substituted (APP 16). (View 1st Substitute)
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 55; nays, 42; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
IN THE SENATE
Feb 17 First reading, referred to Government Operations & Security.
SB-6379
Support
2-8-16
HJM-4000Asking congress to call a limited convention, authorized under Article V of the United States Constitution, for the purpose of proposing a free and fair elections amendment to that Constitution.
Feb 17 Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 52; nays, 46; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
IN THE SENATE
Feb 19 First reading, referred to Government Operations & Security.
Support
2-8-16
SB-6139Concerning electronic signatures for initiative and referendum petitions.Jan 21 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
SJR-8208Requiring a two-thirds majority vote of the legislature to raise taxes, a majority vote to raise certain fees, and no advisory vote by the people on tax legislation.
Jan 11 First reading, referred to Government Operations & Security. (View Original Bill)
HB-1144Extending the time period for voter registration.
Jan 21 Public hearing in the House Committee on State Government at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)Support
2-8-16
HB-2707Concerning voter preregistration of persons seventeen years of age including designating voter registration locations and voter preregistration locations.Jan 27 Public hearing in the House Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
SB-6340
Support
2-8-16
SJM-8015Asking congress to call a limited convention, authorized under Article V of the United States Constitution, for the purpose of proposing a free and fair elections amendment to that Constitution.Jan 18 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Support
2-8-16
HB-1076Modernizing life insurance reserve requirements.
Jan 11 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.SB-5180
Support
2-8-16

Environment, Energy, Water, and Natural Resources

BillTitleStatusSenior Lobby Leg Committee Recommendation
HB-1525Concerning beverage containers.Feb 5 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
SB-5008
HB-1963Requiring that the departments of fish and wildlife and ecology use empirical science to support agency actions affecting land use.
Jan 28 Public hearing in the House Committee on Environment at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
SB-5622
Oppose
HB-2013Concerning environmental standards related to transportation projectJan 28 Public hearing in the House Committee on Environment at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Oppose
HB-2057Directing the department of ecology to conduct a study of light pollution that provides recommendations to the legislature on policy options to reduce light pollutionJan 12 Public hearing in the House Committee on Environment at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Support
HB-2303Adopting the international wildland urban interface code by reference for purposes of the state building codeFeb 9 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Feb 26 House Rules "X" file.
HB-2309Increasing the available term of water pollution control revolving fund program loans to reflect the 2014 amendments to the federal clean water act allowing such an increaseMar 7 Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
SB-6150
HB-2310Concerning fire prevention in 2016Jan 14 Public hearing in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Support
HB-2331Concerning the expiration date of the invasive species council and account.IN THE SENATE
Feb 12 First reading, referred to Natural Resources & Parks.
Feb 18 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 24 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Parks at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 25 NRP - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Mar 2 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
SB-6162 Support
HB-2346Promoting a sustainable, local renewable energy industry through modifying renewable energy system tax incentives and providing guidance for renewable energy system component recycling.IN THE SENATE
Feb 26 EET - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
And refer to Ways & Means.
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Referred to Ways & Means.
Support
HB-2348Providing local governments with flexibility regarding local fireworks ordinancesJan 29 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Support
HB-2352Regarding riparian restoration and planting on farmlands.
Jan 11 First reading, referred to Agriculture & Natural Resources (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
Support
HB-2385Requiring certain asphalt production facilities to meet contemporary air emission standards.Jan 19 Public hearing in the House Committee on Environment at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
HB-2392Concerning pesticide exposure and notification of certain pesticide applications.
2016 REGULAR SESSION
Jan 13 First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report
SB-6507
HB-2421Directing that the state may not regulate greenhouse gas emissions beyond the requirements established by federal law.
Jan 13 First reading, referred to Environment (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
HB-2430Preserving water resources for an array of water supply needs, including irrigated agriculture, fish and wildlife habitat, and municipal use, by updating water conservation standards for appliances.
IN THE SENATE
Feb 24 Referred to Commerce & Labor.
HB-2455Allowing incremental electricity produced as a result of certain capital investment projects to qualify as an eligible renewable resource under the energy independence act.Jan 21 Public hearing in the House Committee on Technology & Economic Development at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
SB-6166
IN THE SENATE
Mar 7 President signed.
Oppose
HB-2506Concerning the development of a state plan to implement federal regulations on electric generation facilities.
Feb 9 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
HB-2545Reducing public health threats that particularly impact highly exposed populations, including children and firefighters, by establishing a process for the department of health to restrict the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals in certain types of consumer products.
IN THE SENATE
Mar 4 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Committee amendment not adopted.
Floor amendment(s) adopted.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 48; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls)
SB-6440
Support
HB-2547Ensuring that recreational facilities with synthetic turf materials are not a hazard to public health.
Jan 26 Public hearing in the House Committee on Environment at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Support
HB-2575Continuing state efforts to increase oil transportation safety.

IN THE SENATE
Feb 29 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 12:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Support
HB-2596Reducing the occurrences of small wildland fires escalating into catastrophic fires through the creation of a mechanism to better equip local wildland fire suppression entities in their immediate, local suppression activities.
Feb 5 Referred to Appropriations.
Support
HB-2658Concerning tribal cultural resources protection in the forest practices act.
Feb 5 Referred to Agriculture & Natural Resources.
SB-6362
HB-2684Requiring that rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions must provide for the establishment of credits for certain emission reduction activities.Jan 18 First reading, referred to Environment (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
HB-2695Ensuring that historic public recreational access is not diminished by the road maintenance and abandonment efforts of public forest landowners.Feb 9 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Support
HB-2715Providing sales and use tax exemptions, in the form of a remittance of tax paid, to encourage coal-fired electric generation plants to convert to natural gas-fired plants or biomass energy facilities.Feb 5 Referred to Finance.
HB-2720Protecting private property rights by aligning the jurisdictional scope of the state water pollution control act with the jurisdictional scope of the federal clean water act.
Jan 28 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Environment at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)
Oppose
HB-2721Ensuring that a new federal government definition of the term "waters of the United States" has no applicability to the regulation of water quality in the state of Washington.Jan 19 First reading, referred to Environment (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
Oppose
HB-2828Concerning forest practices board rules to decrease risks to public safety from potentially unstable slopes.Jan 21 First reading, referred to Agriculture & Natural Resources (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
SB-6280
SB-6173Prohibiting rules and policies that limit greenhouse gas emissionsFeb 25 Senate Rules "X" file.
Oppose
SB-6188Concerning distributed generation.Jan 19 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment & Telecommunications at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Support
SB-6191Concerning the treatment of wastewaterJan 11 First reading, referred to Energy, Environment & Telecommunications. (View Original Bill)
Support
SB-6217Regarding nuclear power generation in the state plan submitted to the United States environmental protection agency under the clean power plan.
Feb 25 Senate Rules "X" file.
Oppose
2-8-16
SB-6253Allowing public utility districts to own community solar projects within or without district boundaries.
Jan 21 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment & Telecommunications at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Support
SB-6256Concerning the Washington state energy financing voter approval act.
Feb 25 Senate Rules "X" file.
Oppose
SB-6306Creating a fossil fuel carbon pollution tax.
Jan 26 Executive session in the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment & Telecommunications at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
SB-6347Concerning forest fire prevention and suppression.Feb 5 NRP - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
And refer to Ways & Means.
Referred to Ways & Means.
SB-6418Concerning oil transportation safety.
Jan 26 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment & Telecommunications at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Support
SB-6419Concerning air pollution emission control devices.
Jan 26 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment & Telecommunications at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Support
HI-732Creating a carbon pollution tax on fossil fuels to fund a reduction in the state sales tax, a reduction in the business and occupation tax on manufacturing, and the implementation/enhancement of the working families' sales tax exemption.Feb 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM in anticipation of other legislative action. (Committee Materials)
SI-732
SB-6576Concerning contingency plans for the transport of biological oils and blends by railroads.Feb 25 Senate Rules "X" file.
SB-6248Concerning risk mitigation plans to promote the transition of eligible coal units.
IN THE HOUSE
Third reading, passed; yeas, 92; nays, 5; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls)
IN THE SENATE
Mar 7 President signed.
Oppose
2-8-16
SB-6510Concerning the smoke management plan.
Feb 5 NRP - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
And refer to Ways & Means.
Referred to Ways & Means.
Support
2-8-16
SB-6545Creating a task force on Washington's clean energy economy.
IN THE SENATE
Feb 16 Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 35; nays, 14; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
IN THE HOUSE
Feb 18 First reading, referred to Technology & Economic Development (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report).
Feb 24 Public hearing in the House Committee on Technology & Economic Development at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Oppose
2-8-16
SB-6570Prioritizing the expenditure of funds associated with the model toxics control act for the cleanup of toxic pollution.
Feb 5 EET - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
And refer to Ways & Means.
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Referred to Ways & Means.
Oppose
2-8-16

Health Care and Wellness

BillTitleStatusSenior Lobby Leg Committee Information
HB-1421Concerning mid-level dental professionals.
Support

SB-5465
HB-1441Concerning dental health services in tribal settings.Feb 9 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
APP - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Feb 12 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Feb 26 House Rules "X" file.
Support
HB-1528Allowing authorized health care providers to prescribe epinephrine autoinjectors.
Feb 2 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Feb 12 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Feb 26 House Rules "X" file.
SB-5291
HB-1725Concerning a consumer's right to assign hours to individual providers and the department of social and health services' authority to establish criteria regarding the payment of individual providers.Mar 3 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 9:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
WM - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Mar 4 Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
SB-5709
Support
2-8-16
HB-2304Concerning prescriptive authority of naturopathsJan 15 Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
HB-2319Concerning prescription drug insurance continuity of care.Feb 15 Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.
Feb 26 House Rules "X" file.
Support
2-8-16
SB-6209
HB-2328Providing women with timely information regarding their breast health.
Jan 11 First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
SB-6146
HB-2335Addressing health care provider credentialing.
IN THE HOUSE
Mar 7 Speaker signed.
IN THE SENATE
President signed.
OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Mar 8 Delivered to Governor.
SB-6336
HB-2339Addressing health coverage for residential treatmentJan 19 Referred to Rules 2 Review.


Monitor
HB-2340Addressing the Washington state health insurance pool.Feb 26 HLTH - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
And refer to Ways & Means.
Referred to Ways & Means.
Monitor
SB-6271
HB-2341Concerning DNA biological samplesFeb 9 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Monitor
HB-2408Mitigating barriers to patient access to care resulting from health insurance contracting practices.
Feb 8 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)SB-6266
HB-2424Providing for hospital discharge planning with lay caregiversFeb 15 Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.
Feb 26 House Rules "X" file.
Support
HB-2425Concerning massage therapists.
IN THE HOUSE
Mar 4 Speaker signed.
IN THE SENATE
President signed.
OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Mar 7 Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
SB-6181
HB-2431Allowing the prescription of schedule II controlled substances to treat certain disease states and conditions.
Jan 13 First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
SB-6238
Support
2-8-16
HB-2458Concerning participation in the prescription drug donation program.IN THE HOUSE
Mar 7 House concurred in Senate amendments.
Passed final passage; yeas, 96; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 2. (View Roll Calls)
HB-2602Addressing prescription drugs and capping consumer costs.Jan 15 First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). SB-6320
HB-2652Concerning the maintenance and disclosure of health care declarations.
Feb 12 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Feb 26 House Rules "X" file.
HB-2679Consolidating the duties, powers, missions, functions, and funds of the life sciences discovery fund authority and the cancer research endowment authority within a center of excellence for life sciences and cancer research.
Feb 25 TRED - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
And refer to Ways & Means.
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Referred to Ways & Means.
Support
HB-2687Providing parity in coverage for hearing disabilities.Jan 18 First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)Support
2-8-16
SB-6394
HB-2725Addressing the authority of pharmacists to dispense prescription drugs.
Feb 23 Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Mar 2 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Support
2-8-16
HB-2880Addressing the filing and rating of group health benefit plans other than small group plans, all stand-alone dental plans, and stand-alone vision plans by disability insurers, health care service contractors, and health maintenance organizations.
Jan 25 First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)SB-6536
SB-5453Establishing extended stay recovery centersJan 11 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
SB-6471Promoting transparency of prescription drug pricing and costs.Feb 2 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health Care at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)Support
2-8-16
SB-6475Addressing political subdivisions purchasing health coverage through the public employees' benefits board program.
IN THE SENATE
Mar 7 President signed.
Support
2-8-16
SB-6519Expanding patient access to health services through telemedicine and establishing a collaborative for the advancement of telemedicine.
IN THE SENATE
Mar 4 President signed.
IN THE HOUSE
Mar 7 Speaker signed.
Support
2-8-16
SB-6327Providing for hospital discharge planning with lay caregivers.

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Mar 4 Committee recommendations adopted and the bill amended.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 56; nays, 41; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls)
Support
2-8-16
SB-6593Promoting greater fairness for taxpayers in prescription drug costs by pursuing prices that are aligned with or lower than the negotiated prices available to the United States veterans administration.Feb 2 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health Care at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
SB-6599Extending the refund period for the overpayment of business and occupation taxes for certain assisted living facilities.
Jan 28 First reading, referred to Health Care. (View Original Bill)
SB-6565Allowing the disclosure of health care information with persons with a close relationship with a patient.
Jan 29 Referred to Human Services, Mental Health & Housing.
HB-2332Removing an expiration date concerning the filing and public disclosure of health care provider compensation.OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Mar 7 Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)

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Support

SB-6167
HB-2445Addressing third-party administrators and benefits managers.
Jan 20 Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 1:30 PMMonitor

SB-6447
HB-2447Addressing emergency health care services balanced billing.
Feb 4 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Monitor
HB-2326Transferring regulatory authority over independent review organizations to the insurance commissioner.Mar 4 Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 40; nays, 8; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls)
SB-6593Promoting greater fairness for taxpayers in prescription drug costs by pursuing prices that are aligned with or lower than the negotiated prices available to the United States veterans administration.
Feb 2 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health Care at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
SB-6272Concerning the reimbursement rate primary care providers receive to participate in medicaid.
Feb 5 HLTH - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report) And refer to Ways & Means. Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report) Referred to Ways & Means.
Support
2-8-16

Housing Issues

BillTitleStatusSenior Lobby Leg Committee Recommendation
HB-1565Concerning the preservation of housing options for participants in government assistance programs.IN THE HOUSE
Feb 16 Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 50; nays, 47; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
IN THE SENATE
Feb 18 First reading, referred to Human Services, Mental Health & Housing.
SB-5378
Support
2-8-16
HB-2395Supporting affordable housing with a local government fee on condominium conversions.
Jan 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)
Jan 21 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)
HB-2397Supporting affordable housing by permitting a local government fee on demolitions that reduce potential housing stock.
Jan 18 Public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)

HB-2423Creating an office of the homeowners' association ombuds.
Jan 19 Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
SB-6212
HB-2442Providing a property tax exemption for certain property within an affordable housing incentive zone.Jan 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)
Jan 21 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)
HB-2647Disposing tax foreclosed property to cities for affordable housing purposesIN THE SENATE
Feb 17 First reading, referred to Human Services, Mental Health & Housing.
SB-6337
IN THE SENATE
Mar 9 President signed.
Support
2-8-16
HB-2676Authorizing cities and counties to exempt certain housing from the state building code.
Jan 18 First reading, referred to Judiciary (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
HB-2760Modifying who is eligible for relocation assistance for tenants of closed or converted mobile home parks.
Feb 1 Public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
SB-6461
HB-2766Concerning the maintenance of certificates of title for manufactured homes.Feb 3 Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Oppose

SB-6153
HB-2799Concerning the sale of manufactured/mobile home communities.

Feb 12 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Feb 26 House Rules "X" file.
Support
2-8-16
HB-2811Modifying residential landlord-tenant act provisions relating to tenant screening, evictions, and refunds.Feb 26 House Rules "X" file.
SB-6413
Mar 10 President signed.
Support
2-8-16
HB-2813Concerning rental agreement terms and content under the manufactured/mobile home landlord-tenant act.
Jan 21 First reading, referred to Judiciary (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)Oppose
HB-2843Supporting affordable housingFeb 5 Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials) Referred to Finance.
HB-2847Creating an exemption to the definition of substantial development in chapter 90.58 RCW relating to the retrofitting of existing structures to accommodate physical access by individuals with disabilities.IN THE SENATE
Mar 2 Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 33; nays, 14; absent, 0; excused, 2
IN THE HOUSE
Mar 8 House concurred in Senate amendments.
Passed final passage; yeas, 86; nays, 10; absent, 0; excused, 2. (View Roll Calls)
Support
2-8-16
HB-2946Requiring a minimum of five years' notice on closures or conversions of mobile home parks and manufactured housing communities.
Jan 29 First reading, referred to Judiciary (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
SB-6546Clarifying actual utility costs of a landlord under the manufactured/mobile home landlord-tenant act.Feb 4 Executive action scheduled, but the report on the motion to move the bill out of committee did not receive sufficient signatures. (Committee Materials)
SB-6592Modifying notice requirements for rent increases under the residential landlord-tenant act.Jan 28 First reading, referred to Financial Institutions & Insurance. (View Original Bill)

Judiciary

BillTitleStatusSenior Lobby Leg Committee Recommendation
HB-1476Removing references to faith-based exemptions regarding criminal mistreatment of children and vulnerable adults.
2016 REGULAR SESSION
Jan 11 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status. Rules Committee relieved of further consideration.
Referred to Judiciary.
SB-5408
Support
2-8-16
EHB-1632Concerning domestic violence.Feb 26 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
LAW - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Mar 1 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Mar 8 Senate Rules "X" file.
HB-2299Requiring lobbying reports to be filed electronically.
Jan 19 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
HB-2300Protecting the personal information of a person acting as a guardian ad litem.Feb 26 HSMH - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Support
HB-2302Concerning the election of county prosecutor as a nonpartisan officeJan 11 First reading, referred to State Government (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
HB-2379Creating two elder justice center demonstration sites.
Feb 1 Referred to Appropriations.Support
2-8-16
HB-2401Providing procedures to allow court orders for visitation with adults.Jan 20 Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
HB-2402Requiring a guardian or limited guardian to provide certain communications with relatives of incapacitated persons.Jan 20 Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
HB-2423Creating an office of the homeowners' association ombuds.
an 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)SB-6212
HB-2460Providing local authorities with the authority to regulate firearms in certain public places.Jan 21 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)SB-6351
HB-2541Providing for less restrictive involuntary treatment orders.IN THE HOUSE
Mar 7 Speaker signed.
IN THE SENATE
President signed.
OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Mar 8 Delivered to Governor.
HB-2653Concerning the excise taxation of personalized handguns.
Jan 18 first reading referred to Finance
HB-2674Concerning filing fee surcharges for funding dispute resolution centers.IN THE SENATE
Feb 19 First reading, referred to Law & Justice.
SB-6448
Support
HB-2738Requiring permission to bring a concealed firearm into another person's residence or dwelling place.Jan 19 First reading, referred to Judiciary (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
HB-2808Amending the process for a person's immediate family member, guardian, or conservator to petition the court for the person's initial detention under the involuntary treatment act.OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Mar 10 Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
HB-2836Concerning liability insurance requirements for firearm owners and purchasers.Jan 22 First reading, referred to Judiciary (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
HB-2869Preventing guardians from isolating incapacitated persons.Jan 25 First reading, referred to Judiciary (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
SB-5396Exempting information of guardians or family members of children enrolled in child care, early learning, parks and recreation, after-school, and youth development programs.2016 REGULAR SESSION
Jan 11 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Feb 25 Senate Rules "X" file.
SB-6151Concerning sexual assault protection orders.Mar 4 Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.
Mar 8 House Rules "X" file.
SB-6158Concerning the transfer of firearms at nonprofit fund-raising activitiesFeb 25 Senate Rules "X" file.Oppose
2-8-16
SB-6159Concerning the appointment of independent counsel by counties when the county prosecuting attorney is accused of wrongdoingJan 11 First reading, referred to Law & Justice. (View Original Bill)
SB-6235Concerning guardianships in respect to an incapacitated person's right of communication, visitation, and interaction with others.
Jan 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials
SB-6585Concerning elder justice centers.
Feb 9 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
SB-5635Enacting the uniform power of attorney act.
OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
Monitor
2-8-16

Long Term Care

BillTitleStatusSenior Lobby Leg Committee Recommendation
HB-1366Concerning services provided by residential habilitation centers.2016 REGULAR SESSION
Jan 11 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
E2SSB-5243
2SHB-1499Concerning vulnerable adultsFeb 26 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
LAW - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Support
HB-1725Concerning a consumer's right to assign hours to individual providers and the department of social and health services' authority to establish criteria regarding the payment of individual providers. Mar 3 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 9:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
WM - Majority; do pass with amendment(s). (Majority Report)
Minority; without recommendation. (Minority Report)
Mar 4 Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
SB-5709
Support
SHB-2221Concerning responses to high priority violations at long-term care facilities.
Jan 11 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Rules Committee relieved of further consideration.
Referred to Appropriations.
HB-2287Concerning notice to first responders that a person with a disability may be present at the scene of an emergency.Mar 8 Senate Rules "X" file.
HB-2466Regulating nursing home facilities.
Jan 14 Committee relieved of further consideration.
Referred to Appropriations.
SB-6240
Support
2-8-16
HB-2515Concerning the reimbursement rate primary care providers receive to participate in medicaid.Jan 14 First reading, referred to Appropriations (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
SB-6272
HB-2661Concerning the developmental disabilities community trust account.Feb 5 Referred to Appropriations.
Support
2-8-16
HB-2678Regulating nursing home facilities.OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Mar 7 Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
Support
2-8-16
HB-2726Concerning the regulation of continuing care retirement communities.
OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Mar 7 Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
Support
2-8-16
HB-2860Concerning services provided by residential habilitation centers.
Jan 25 First reading, referred to Early Learning & Human Services (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
SB-5028Raising licensure limits to allow assisted living facilities to serve a higher acuity resident population.2016 REGULAR SESSION
Jan 11 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Feb 25 Senate Rules "X" file
SSB-5436Concerning the joint legislative executive committee on aging and disability.016 REGULAR SESSION
Jan 11 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Feb 25 Senate Rules "X" file
SB-5453Establishing extended stay recovery centers.016 REGULAR SESSION
Jan 11 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
SB-6156Reauthorizing the medicaid fraud false claims actOTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
Support
SB-6203Updating statutes relating to the practice of pharmacy including the practice of pharmacy in long-term care settingsOTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
SB-6585Concerning elder justice centers.
Feb 9 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
SB-6555Increasing the personal needs allowance for persons receiving state-financed care.
Feb 25 Senate Rules "X" file.
Support
2-8-16
HB-1565Concerning the preservation of housing options for participants in government assistance programs.
Feb 18 First reading, referred to Human Services, Mental Health & Housing.Support
2-8-16
SB-6564Providing protections for persons with developmental disabilities.
Mar 10 Speaker signed.
Support
2-8-16
HB-2323Creating the Washington achieving a better life experience program.OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Mar 10 Delivered to Governor.
SB-6210
HB-2835Creating a public information system regarding people with dementia.
Feb 5 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
HCW - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Support

Retirement & Pensions

BillTitleStatusSenior Lobby Leg Committee Recommendation
HB-1737Addressing the availability of retired teachers as substitutes.
IN THE SENATE
Mar 8 Senate Rules "X" file.
Support
2-8-16
HB-2298Addressing survivor benefits from the public employees' retirement system for survivors of members in registered domestic partnerships prior to December 2012.
IN THE SENATE
Feb 15 First reading, referred to Ways & Means.
Support
HB-2333Providing a choice between membership in the public employees' retirement system plans 2 and 3 for employees age twenty-five or less in subsequent terms of employment.Jan 11 First reading, referred to Appropriations (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
HB-2573Concerning the shortage of public school teachers and substitute teachers.
IN THE SENATE
Mar 8 Senate Rules "X" file.
SB-6332
Monitor
2-8-16
HB-2646Addressing plan membership default provisions in the public employees' retirement system, the teachers' retirement system, and the school employees' retirement systemFeb 26 House Rules "X" file.
Support
HB-2648Providing for an exemption from disclosure of certain financial, commercial, and proprietary information held by a city retirement board on behalf of its employees' retirement systemIN THE HOUSE
Feb 11 Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 95; nays, 1; absent, 0; excused, 1
IN THE SENATE
Feb 26 GOS - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
SB-6170
OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Delivered to Governor.
Monitor
HB-2855Addressing prior military service credit for members of the teachers' retirement system, plans 2 and 3.
Jan 22 First reading, referred to Appropriations (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
HB-2921Expanding the professional educator workforce by increasing career opportunities in education, creating a more robust enrollment forecasting, and enhancing recruitment efforts.
Feb 11 Public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 8:30 AM. (Committee Materials)
SB-6455
IN THE SENATE
Mar 10 Senate refuses to concur in House amendments. Asks House to recede from amendments.
Support
2-8-16
SB-6433Authorizing the forfeiture of the pension of a public employee convicted of a felony for misconduct associated with such person's service as a public employee.Jan 20 First reading, referred to Ways & Means. (View Original Bill)
Oppose
SB-6434Garnishing public pensions to pay for the costs of incarceration of a public employee convicted of a felony for misconduct associated with such person's service as a public employee.Jan 20 First reading, referred to Ways & Means. (Oppose
2-8-16
SB-6435Creating optional salary deferral programs.
Jan 20 First reading, referred to Ways & Means. (View Original Bill)
Monitor
2-8-16
SB-6258Feb 4 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)
Feb 4 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)
SB-6549Addressing the availability of retired teachers as substitutes.Jan 26 First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education. (View Original Bill)
SB-6622Prohibiting the assignment of retirement benefits.Feb 25 Senate Rules "X" file.
Support
2-8-16
HB-2441Restricting the social security offset to disability compensation.
IN THE HOUSE
Third reading, passed; yeas, 53; nays, 44; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls)
IN THE SENATE
Feb 18 First reading, referred to Commerce & Labor.
Support
2-8-16

Transporatation

BillTitleStatusSenior Lobby Leg Committee Recommendation
SHB-1298Authorizing bonds for the financing of transportation projects.Jan 11 By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.
Rules Committee relieved of further consideration.
Referred to Transportation.
SB-5361
HB-2312Modifying the operation of the Interstate 405 express toll lanes.Jan 11 First reading, referred to Transportation (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
Companion Bill:
SB-6152
Third reading, passed; yeas, 53; nays, 44; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls)
IN THE SENATE
Feb 18 First reading, referred to Commerce & Labor.
Support
2-8-16
HB-2314Regulating the manufacture, sale, distribution, and installation of motor vehicle air bags.
Jan 28 Referred to Rules 2 Review.

SB-6160
IN THE SENATE
Mar 8 Senate concurred in House amendments.
Passed final passage; yeas, 48; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls)
Mar 9 President signed.
IN THE HOUSE
Mar 10 Speaker signed.
Support
2-8-16
HB-2317Expanding the use of neighborhood and medium-speed electric vehiclesMar 7 Delivered to Governor.Support
2-8-16
HB-2330Modifying provisions regulating electric vehicle charging stations.
Jan 21 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change) (Committee Materials)
Support
2-8-16
HB-2717Directing the department of transportation to identify opportunities and, if appropriate, submit an invitation for bids or request for proposals to contract with concessionaires to operate on and collect tolls for the Tacoma Narrows bridge.Jan 19 First reading, referred to Transportation (Not Officially read and referred until adoption of Introduction report). (View Original Bill)
HB-2778Modifying retail sales and use tax exemption criteria for certain clean alternative fuel vehicles.
IN THE HOUSE
Third reading, passed; yeas, 65; nays, 32; absent, 0; excused, 1. (View Roll Calls) (View 1st Engrossed)
IN THE SENATE
Feb 18 First reading, referred to Transportation.
Feb 24 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM. (Committee Materials)

HB-2574Enhancing public safety by reducing distracted driving incidents caused by the use of personal wireless communications devices.
Feb 9 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Transportation at 9:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
TR - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) (Majority Report)
Minority; do not pass. (Minority Report)
Referred to Appropriations.
HB-2700Concerning impaired driving.IN THE SENATE
Mar 9 Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments.
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 49; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View Roll Calls)
IN THE HOUSE
Mar 10 House concurred in Senate amendments.
Passed final passage; yeas, 80; nays, 17; absent, 0; excused, 1.

Veterans

BillTitleStatusSenior Lobby Leg Committee Recommendation
HB-1213Concerning the definition of veteran for the purposes of the county veterans assistance fund.
OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION
Mar 7 Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
SB-5171
HB-2534Creating a community care and supportive services program for veterans.
Feb 23 GOS - Majority; do pass. (Majority Report)
On motion, referred to Ways & Means.
Support
HB-2710Concerning eligibility for lifetime veteran's disability passes.
Feb 1 Referred to General Government & Information Technology.
HB-2759Concerning property tax exemptions for service-connected disabled veterans and senior citizens.
Feb 9 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Support
HB-2795Concerning tax relief for the construction of adapted housing for disabled veterans.
Feb 9 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Support
SB-6405Addressing the civilian health and medical program for the veterans affairs administration.OTHER THAN LEGISLATIVE ACTION Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)

 

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