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Bills that have passed the Legislature are shown in bold text with an * preceding them.

ABORTION  ABORTION RSS Feed
               
Health coverage for voluntary termination of pregnancy, requirements for insurers: HB 2330, ESHB 2330, SB 6185, SSB 6185
Parental notification, requirements: HB 1442
Public funds, prohibiting use for abortions, exceptions: SB 5336
Women's right to know act: HB 2200
ACCOUNTS  (See PUBLIC FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS)
ACHIEVEMENT GAP OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE  (See PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, SUPERINTENDENT)
ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS  ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS RSS Feed
               (See also CIVIL PROCEDURE; CRIMINAL PROCEDURE; DOMESTIC RELATIONS; GUARDIANSHIP)
Arbitration proceedings, applicability of statutes of limitation: EHB 2449
Autopsies, religious objection to, procedural requirements for gaining order authorizing autopsy: HB 2429, SB 6068, SSB 6068
Collaborative law, uniform collaborative law act: HB 2196, SHB 2196
Crime victims' compensation program, modifying benefit application provisions: HB 2807
Crime victims' compensation program, separating administration from workers' compensation program: SB 5691, * SSB 5691, CH 346 (2011) PV
Defamation, uniform correction or clarification of defamation act: SB 5752
English, constitutional amendment to make English the language of all official proceedings in state: SJR 8207
Gangs, criminal street gang-related offenses, actions and proceedings: HB 1126, SB 5799
Gangs, criminal street gangs, authorizing injunctive relief to enjoin, abate, and prevent criminal street gang activity: HB 2594, SHB 2594, SB 6008
Informed consent for medical treatment, provisions concerning patient decision aids: HB 2318, * ESHB 2318, CH 101 (2012)
Informed consent for medical treatment, provisions concerning patient decisions aids: SB 6361
Interpretation of state and local laws, clear and explicit basis in law for taxes and fees: HB 1807
Professional peer review bodies, actions challenging actions by, awarding costs: * HB 2308, CH 165 (2012), SB 6301
Real property, actions for recovery, asserting title by adverse possession: HB 1026, * ESHB 1026, CH 255 (2011)
Real property, actions to quiet title, prohibiting adverse possession claims: HB 1160
Receivership proceedings, receiver and procedure provisions: * ESB 5058, CH 34 (2011)
Stalking protection orders, requirements, types, and procedures for issuance: HB 2464, SHB 2464
State environmental policy act, judicial review of decisions under, cause of action for persons adversely affected: HB 1198
Uniform collaborative law act: HB 2196, SHB 2196
ACTUARY, OFFICE OF STATE  ACTUARY, OFFICE OF STATE RSS Feed
               
Advanced college tuition payment, committee on, actuary to assist: * ESSB 5749, CH 12 (2011) PV
Retirement systems, actuarial study of financial risks to systems: HB 1998, SHB 1998
ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS, OFFICE  ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS, OFFICE RSS Feed
               
Health agencies, mandatory use of administrative law judges from office: HB 2230, SHB 2230
Open records, office of, establishment within office of administrative hearings: HB 1044, SB 5237
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS  ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS RSS Feed
               
Guardians, professional and lay, publishing guardian information on administrator web site: SB 5740, ESSB 5740
Juvenile court, state quality assurance program for, administrator role: SB 6611
Pretrial risk assessment tool, administrator role in providing access to tool: SB 5056, SSB 5056
Sentencing guidelines commission, transferring certain nonadvisory functions to administrative office of the courts: SHB 2034
ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE  ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE RSS Feed
               (See also ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS, OFFICE; WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATIVE CODE)
Constitutional authority, federal or state, requiring citation with all bills, acts, ordinances, resolutions, and rules: HB 1951
Regulatory civil penalties, providing limitations for imposing: HB 1436
Rule making, board of education to provide fiscal impact statements: HB 2492, * SHB 2492, CH 210 (2012)
Rule making, board of education, rules not fully funded by legislature to be voluntary, conditions: HB 2543, SB 6320
Rule making, emergency, using to implement fiscal reductions: * EHB 1248, CH 2 (2011)
Rule making, licensed family child care, rule-making prohibition if costs will increase for providers: HB 2755
Rule making, moratorium and exceptions: HB 1156, HB 2276
Rule making, orders of adoption, governor's signature required for agency's with heads appointed by governor: HB 2466
Rule making, restricting agency adoption to rules derived from specific grant of legislative authority: HB 1151, HB 2276
Rule making, restricting timing of rules adoption and requiring governor's signature: HB 1341
Rule making, significant legislative rules, report by office of regulatory assistance: * HB 1178, CH 149 (2011), SB 5318, SSB 5318
Rule making, significant legislative rules, requirement that governor sign: HB 1068, SB 6464
Rule making, state agency and local government rule making to consider economic impact: * SB 5500, CH 249 (2011)
Rule making, state agency rule making to consider economic impact: HB 1671
Shoreline master programs, local, clarifying certain appeal procedures by ensuring consistency with administrative procedure act: HB 2487, * EHB 2671, CH 172 (2012), SB 6188, SSB 6188
Small businesses, violations, extending time period for correction without penalty: * HB 1150, CH 18 (2011)
ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE COURTS  (See ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS)
ADOPTION  ADOPTION RSS Feed
               
Birth certificates, access to original certificates by adoptee: HB 2211, SHB 2211, 2SHB 2211, SB 5178, SB 6233
Decrees, refinalization of a foreign adoption: HB 1114
Expenditures for adoption support, limits for setting amount of adoption assistance payments: HB 2657, * SHB 2657, CH 147 (2012) PV
Hard to place children, adoption support payments: SB 5935, SSB 5935
Parental rights, order terminating, instituting automatic stay of order: SB 5597
Parents, adoptive, recognition as relatives for certain public assistance purposes: HB 1774, SB 5692
Proceedings, report by dependency court attorney or guardian ad litem: HB 1021
Sibling or half sibling of child, placement of child with adoptive parent of sibling or person with whom sibling resides: * ESHB 1774, CH 292 (2011)
Siblings, adopted, recognition as relatives for certain public assistance purposes: HB 1774, SB 5692
Support payments, hard to place children: SB 5935, SSB 5935
ADULT FAMILY HOMES  (See LONG-TERM CARE)
ADULT GUARDIANSHIP  (See GUARDIANSHIP)
ADVANCED TUITION PAYMENT, COMMITTEE  ADVANCED TUITION PAYMENT, COMMITTEE RSS Feed
               
Advanced college tuition payment (GET) program, modifying program provisions: SB 5749, * ESSB 5749, CH 12 (2011) PV
Higher education coordinating board, role of director and staff in committee on advanced tuition payment: SB 5749, * ESSB 5749, CH 12 (2011) PV
Legislative advisory committee to committee on advanced tuition payment, establishment and duties: * ESSB 5749, CH 12 (2011) PV
ADVERTISING  ADVERTISING RSS Feed
               (See also CAMPAIGNS; PUBLIC DISCLOSURE)
Commercial sexual abuse of a minor, advertising of, class C felony: SB 6251, * ESSB 6251, CH 138 (2012)
Digital outdoor signs, static, state agency contracts with sign owners and vendors to expand emergency messaging capabilities: HB 2636, SB 5298, SSB 5298
Electioneering communications with visual images, revising requirements: SB 6529, SSB 6529
Health care professionals, requiring that doctor advertising provide transparency concerning training and qualifications: HB 2514, SB 6394
Licensing services, advertisements relating to, allowing in publications and on web site of department of licensing: HB 2027
School buses, allowing advertising and educational material on buses: SB 5220
Web sites of state agencies, authority of certain agencies to sell internet advertisements to increase revenue: HB 1288
AERONAUTICS  AERONAUTICS RSS Feed
               (See also TAXES - AIRCRAFT EXCISE TAX)
Advanced imaging technology in airports, requesting that concerns be addressed: HJM 4001
Aerospace and advanced materials manufacturing pipeline advisory committee, creation: HB 2156, SHB 2156, * 2SHB 2156, CH 50 (2012), SB 5976
Aerospace and advanced materials manufacturing, center of excellence for, role in workforce training: HB 2156, SB 5976
Aerospace apprentices, hiring of, business and occupation tax credit for commercial airplane manufacturers and sellers: HB 1682
Aerospace industry, tax incentives: HB 1919, SB 5641
Aerospace product development, business and occupation tax credit, extending expiration date: SB 5983
Aerospace technology innovation, joint center for, creation of center and board: HB 2155, SB 5982, * SSB 5982, CH 242 (2012)
Aerospace training student loan program, establishment: HB 1846, * ESHB 1846, CH 8 (2011), SB 5674
Aerospace training student loan program, including Renton Technical College in program: HB 2292
Aerospace training student loan program, office of student financial assistance to administer: * 2SHB 2156, CH 50 (2012)
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, intrusive searches by public officials, citizen complaints and statutory prohibitions: SB 6432
Airports, lounges, VIP airport lounge liquor license: SB 5156, * SSB 5156, CH 325 (2011)
Airports, privately owned, financial assistance when airport available for general use of public: SB 5337, * SSB 5337, CH 51 (2011)
Airports, service contractors at, protecting contractor employee rights through labor peace agreements and other requirements: HB 1832, ESHB 1832
Airstrips, public or private, landowner liability for unintentional injuries: * HB 2244, CH 15 (2012), SB 6090
Civil air patrol, recognizing the Washington state wing: * HR 4662 (2012), * SR 8602 (2011)
Fuel, aviation fuel, development of forest biomass to aviation fuel: * SHB 1422, CH 217 (2011), SSB 5273
Fuel, aviation fuel, forest biomass to aviation fuel demonstration project: HB 1422, SB 5273
Fuel, aviation fuel, regulating aviation biofuels production and convening work group: HB 2422, * SHB 2422, CH 63 (2012), SB 6238, SSB 6238
High school STEM career courses, grants for aerospace assembler and national multidisciplinary STEM program courses: * EHB 2159, CH 1 (2011)
High school STEM career courses, grants for aerospace assembler and project lead the way courses: SB 5975
North Pole, 75th anniversary of first nonstop flight across: * HR 4652 (2012), * SR 8670 (2012)
Pat down searches in airports, requesting termination of new procedures: HJM 4000, SJM 8010
Search and rescue, aerial, transferring to military department: SB 6430
Skill center STEM career courses, grants for enhanced manufacturing skills programs: * EHB 2159, CH 1 (2011), SB 5975
Taiwan, supporting participation in international civil aviation organization: HJM 4009, SJM 8005, SSJM 8005
Workforce training, aerospace and advanced materials manufacturing, coordination and evaluation: HB 2156, SHB 2156, * 2SHB 2156, CH 50 (2012), SB 5976
AEROSPACE AND ADVANCED MATERIALS MANUFACTURING, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR  (See AERONAUTICS)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN AFFAIRS, COMMISSION  (See AFRICAN-AMERICANS)
AFRICAN-AMERICANS  AFRICAN-AMERICANS RSS Feed
               
African-American affairs, commission, transfer of employees to office of civil rights: HB 1958, SB 5557
Civil rights, history of, encouraging classroom instruction: * SB 5174, CH 44 (2011)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., honoring: * HR 4601 (2011), * HR 4651 (2012), * SR 8606 (2011), SR 8669
AGENCIES  (See LOCAL GOVERNMENT; STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS)
AGENCY COUNCIL ON COORDINATED TRANSPORTATION  (See TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT)
AGRICULTURE  AGRICULTURE RSS Feed
               (See also FARMS; LIVESTOCK; WEEDS)
Agribusiness drivers, exemption from certain commercial driver's license requirements: * HB 1306, CH 153 (2011), SB 5215, SSB 5215
Agricultural activities, prohibiting application of critical area development regulations to areas where agricultural activities occur: HB 1896
Apple blossom festival, celebrating, and honoring apple blossom festival court: * SR 8653 (2011), * SR 8703 (2012)
Biofuel crops, promoting production through water resource management on Columbia and Snake river mainstems: HB 2192, SB 6028
Business and occupation tax exemptions, agricultural products, income limits: HB 2094, HB 2802
Chavez, Cesar, recognizing the legacy of: * HR 4647 (2011)
Chickens, commercial egg laying operations, certification: HB 1813, SB 5487, * SSB 5487, CH 306 (2011)
Commodities, warehousing, increasing licensing fees under warehouse act: SB 6208, * SSB 6208, CH 123 (2012)
Cottage food operations, repealing annual gross sales limits: HB 2551
Daffodils, celebrating daffodil festival: * SR 8643 (2011), * SR 8679 (2012)
Dairy products commission, membership provisions: HB 2367, * SHB 2367, CH 107 (2012), SB 6092, SSB 6092
Dredge and fill material, discharge of, exemption from prohibition when due to certain agricultural practices: SB 6431, SSB 6431
Employees, establishment of farm internship pilot project: SB 6392, ESSB 6392
Fair fund, eliminating certain deposits from state general fund: HB 2072
Fairs, health and safety improvements, providing state capital funding: * HB 2356, CH 221 (2012), SB 6221
Fairs, nonprofit fair associations, modifying property tax exemption provisions: SB 6598, SSB 6598
Fairs, premiums paid by fair by check, exemption from unclaimed property act: HB 1757, * SB 5633, CH 116 (2011)
Farm and agricultural land, current use property taxation, defining "contiguous" and "same ownership": HB 1060, SB 5359, * SSB 5359, CH 101 (2011), SB 5996, SSB 5996
Farm internship pilot project, establishment: SB 6392, ESSB 6392
Fertilizers, phosphorus-containing, restrictions on use and sale: HB 1271, HB 1489, * ESHB 1489, CH 73 (2011) PV, SB 5194, SSB 5194
Fertilizers, turf, restricting definition to exclude biosolids: HB 2488
Fire sprinkler systems, prohibiting state agencies and local governments from requiring in agricultural structures: HB 1155
Flowers, official state flower, special license plates displaying: * SHB 2299, CH 65 (2012), SB 5990, ESSB 5990
Fruit, patented or trademarked, disclosure of production and export information: SB 5146
Genetically engineered material, food containing, labeling of: HB 2637, SB 6298
Insects, used as pest control, sales and use tax exemption: HB 1275
Land, agricultural lands of long-term commercial significance, reviewing and considering current environmental checklist: * SB 6082, CH 247 (2012)
Land, agricultural lands owned by department of fish and wildlife, disposal by director: SB 5858
Land, agricultural, conservation through transfer of development rights marketplace: HB 1469, ESHB 1469, SB 5145, SB 5253, * ESSB 5253, CH 318 (2011)
Land, agricultural, establishing agriculture and critical areas voluntary stewardship program: HB 1871, HB 1886, SB 5713
Land, agricultural, establishing voluntary stewardship program: * ESHB 1886, CH 360 (2011), SSB 5713
Land, agricultural, expanding environmental checklist to aid preservation of agricultural resource lands: HB 2245
Land, agricultural, extending current use valuation to certain residential small farm property: SB 5814
Land, agricultural, maintaining certain land for future agricultural use: SB 5611, SSB 5611
Land, agricultural, modifying definitions of agricultural land and agricultural activity: SB 6124
Land, agricultural, moratorium on amendment or adoption of development regulations: HB 1777
Land, agricultural, recommendations of William D. Ruckelshaus Center: HB 1871, HB 1886, * ESHB 1886, CH 360 (2011), SB 5713, SSB 5713
Land, agricultural, removing certain wetlands converted to agricultural use from definitions of wetlands and waters of the state: SB 6026
Landowners, liability for unintentional injuries to recreational users resulting from forestry and other primary land uses: SB 6080
Lavender, commending and supporting the Sequim lavender festival: * SR 8681 (2012)
Livestock nutrient management, provisions concerning investigations and corrective actions: SB 5723
Livestock operations, process for achieving water quality objectives, violations and penalties: SSB 5723
Livestock, minimal care standards for: HB 2674
Manure, defining as agricultural product for purposes of commercial driver licensing: HB 1966, * SHB 1966, CH 142 (2011)
Meat inspection program, establishment: HB 1200, SHB 1200, 2SHB 1200
Organic crops, promoting production through water resource management on Columbia and Snake river mainstems: HB 2192, SB 6028
Pest control, insects used as, sales and use tax exemption: HB 1275
Pesticide drift exposure, joint select committee on, establishment: 2SHB 2413
Pesticides, protections from pesticide drift for workers and community members: HB 2413, SHB 2413, 2SHB 2413, SB 6397
Poultry, commercial egg laying chicken operations, certification: HB 1813, SB 5487, * SSB 5487, CH 306 (2011)
Poultry, minimal care standards for: HB 2674
Preparer liens, agricultural products, effective period for producer's preparer lien: HB 1968
Records, importation of prohibited agricultural products, disclosure exemptions: * HB 2456, CH 168 (2012), SB 6087
Seeds, distribution, increasing seed dealer license fees: * SB 5981, CH 61 (2012)
Tulips, celebrating Skagit Valley tulip festival: * HR 4633 (2011), * HR 4664 (2012), * SR 8633 (2011), * SR 8696 (2012)
Water, department of ecology to convene stock water working group: SB 6200
Wetlands, converted to agricultural use, removing in certain cases from definitions of wetlands and waters of the state: SB 6026
Workers, seasonal shortages, addressing through various options: HB 2408
AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT  AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also AGRICULTURE; STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS; WEEDS)
Administrative functions, consolidation with other natural resources agencies: E2SSB 5669
Animal inspections, department investigation of violations: HB 1538, * SHB 1538, CH 204 (2011) PV, SB 5235, SSB 5235
Chickens, commercial egg laying operations, certification: SB 5487, * SSB 5487, CH 306 (2011)
Chickens, commercial egg laying operations, department to adopt rules for certification program: HB 1813
Commodity commissions, beer commission, defining producers more broadly: * SB 5492, CH 54 (2011)
Commodity commissions, Puget Sound commercial salmon commission, creation and duties: HB 1642
Conservation commission, transfer of powers, duties, and functions to department: HB 1850, SB 5669
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
Diseases, traceability of animal diseases, identification device fees to fund services and program support: * SHB 1538, CH 204 (2011) PV, SB 5759
Diseases, traceability of animal diseases, provisions including fees and account: * SHB 1538, CH 204 (2011) PV
Enforcement actions, public health or environmental, providing settlement notice to public: SB 5051, SSB 5051
General fund, department's reliance on, reducing: HB 2086
Genetically engineered material, food containing, department role in labeling of: HB 2637, SB 6298
Gifts and contributions, acceptance and expenditure by department: HB 1212, SB 5072, * SSB 5072, CH 245 (2011)
Identification devices and methods, payment of fee to department when supplied: * SHB 1538, CH 204 (2011) PV, SB 5759
Licenses, various, modifying provisions to reduce department's reliance on general fund: HB 2086
Livestock care standards board, creation and authorization to adopt minimal livestock and poultry care standards: HB 2674
Livestock inspections, fees and fee exemptions: SB 6484
Livestock nutrient management, provisions concerning investigations and corrective actions, department role: SB 5723
Livestock operations, department role in process for achieving water quality objectives, violations and penalties: SSB 5723
Marijuana, medical, Washington state medical use of cannabis act provisions concerning department's role: HB 1100, SB 5073, SSB 5073
Meat inspection program, establishment: HB 1200, SHB 1200, 2SHB 1200
Natural environment programs, streamlining administration: HB 1885, ESHB 1885
Natural resources management, department to undertake interagency collaboration and office and facility colocation: SB 6078, ESSB 6078
Natural resources management, streamlining through agency independence: HB 1162
Revised code of Washington, statutes affecting department, technical nonsubstantive changes: SB 5374, * SSB 5374, CH 103 (2011)
Science, peer-reviewed studies, use by certain agencies prior to taking action: SHB 1307
Seeds, distribution, increasing seed dealer license fees: * SB 5981, CH 61 (2012)
Statutory provisions, matters regulated by department, revisions: SB 5631, * SSB 5631, CH 25 (2012)
AIDS  (See HEALTH CARE; PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY)
AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION  AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION RSS Feed
               
Air emission standards, output-based, use: SB 5118
Air pollution offset fee, payment by motor vehicle owners in certain cases: SB 6539, SSB 6539
Anaerobic digesters, granting extended sulfur emissions compliance period to certain electric generating projects powered by biogas from: * 2SSB 5343, CH 238 (2012)
Anaerobic digesters, new source construction notice requirement exemption: SB 5343, SSB 5343
Anaerobic digesters, permitting process under clean air act: HB 1070, SB 5571
Biomass combustion, requesting that the EPA include emissions in calculating greenhouse gas emissions: HJM 4002
Carbon dioxide mitigation, thermal energy recovery, transmission, and distribution: SB 5509, SSB 5509, SB 6012
Clean air act, civil penalties under, providing limitations for imposing: HB 1437
Greenhouse gas emissions, climate change accountability act: HB 1187
Greenhouse gas emissions, exempting institutions of higher education from certain reporting requirements: HB 2259
Greenhouse gas emissions, reduction, climate change expenditure accountability: HB 1187
Greenhouse gas emissions, reduction, including decommissioning of coal-fired electric generation facilities: SB 5769, SSB 5769, * E2SSB 5769, CH 180 (2011)
Greenhouse gas emissions, reduction, legislative authorization of programs after impact assessment: HB 1948
Greenhouse gas emissions, reduction, use of output-based air emission standards: SB 5118
Greenhouse gas emissions, reporting requirements, harmonizing with federal requirements: SB 5999
Greenhouse gas emissions, requesting that the EPA include biomass combustion emissions when making calculations: HJM 4002
Pollution liability insurance program and agency, extending expiration of agency's authority and funding source: HB 2590, * SHB 2590, CH 3 (2012), SB 6335
Pollution liability insurance program and agency, transferring to department of ecology: HB 1850, SB 5669, SSB 5669, E2SSB 5669
Solid fuel burning devices, assessing additional fee for each retail sale: HB 2166, SB 6077
Solid fuel burning devices, high emitting, revising standards and enforcement provisions: HB 2326, * SHB 2326, CH 219 (2012), SB 6102
Solid fuel burning devices, hydronic heaters, comprehensive regulatory revision: HB 1766
Solid fuel burning devices, limitations on burning wood for heat: SB 5432, SSB 5432
Solid fuel burning devices, program for replacing, including funding through air pollution offset fee: SB 6539, SSB 6539
AIRCRAFT EXCISE TAX  (See TAXES - AIRCRAFT EXCISE TAX)
AIRLINES AND AIRPORTS  (See AERONAUTICS)
ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE  ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE RSS Feed
               (See also TRAFFIC OFFENSES)
Alcohol poisoning, persons under twenty-one, limited immunity from prosecution when seeking medical attention: HB 1166
Chemical dependency treatment, funding, spirits distributor licensees to pay license issuance fee: SB 6578
Chemical dependency treatment, use of certain county sales and use taxes: HB 2357, * SHB 2357, CH 180 (2012), SB 5559
Chemical dependency, helping persons with, improving collaboration between providers, service delivery, law enforcement, and criminal justice agencies: SB 5452, * SSB 5452, CH 305 (2011)
Chemical dependency, professionals, suicide assessment and treatment education requirements: HB 2220, HB 2366, * ESHB 2366, CH 181 (2012)
Chemical dependency, programs, assessment services to use validated assessment tool: HB 1880
Chemical dependency, programs, funding from local option sales tax to support: SB 5722, * SSB 5722, CH 347 (2011)
Chemical dependency, programs, provision of both assessment and treatment within certain health facilities: HB 1072
Chemical dependency, programs, transferring certification responsibilities to department of health: HB 1645, SHB 1645
Intoxication, voluntary, prohibiting use as defense against criminal charge: HB 1744
Overdoses, deaths from, emergency service and hospital personnel reporting requirements: SB 5671, SSB 5671
Sobriety checkpoints, authorizing administrative sobriety checkpoint programs: HB 1912
Substance abuse issues, persons with, provisions concerning supportive living program intermediate tenancies: HB 1894
Therapeutic courts, use of certain county sales and use taxes: HB 2357, * SHB 2357, CH 180 (2012)
Vehicular homicide under the influence, convicted offender to pay child support to victim's minor children: HB 2405
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES  ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES RSS Feed
               (See also ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE; LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD; TRAFFIC OFFENSES)
Airports, lounges, VIP airport lounge liquor license: SB 5156, * SSB 5156, CH 325 (2011)
Alcohol beverage control, office of, transferring all powers and duties of liquor control board to: HB 2723
Beer, beer commission, defining producers more broadly: * SB 5492, CH 54 (2011)
Beer, breweries and microbreweries, identification of brewery on private labels: SB 6196, ESSB 6477
Beer, certain retail licensees, sales of beer on premises from tap to sanitary container supplied by purchaser or licensee: HB 1244, SB 5302, SB 5710, SB 5711
Beer, domestically brewed, allowing microbrewery to sell another brewery's beer from its premises: SB 5709
Beer, domestically brewed, tax exemption: HB 1883, SB 5794
Beer, retail sales, theater license: EHB 2558, SB 6366
Beer, tasting, changing criteria for beer and wine tasting endorsement for grocery stores: SB 6475, SSB 6475, ESSB 6477
Beer, tasting, farmers market beer and wine tasting pilot project: HB 1172, * SHB 1172, CH 62 (2011), SB 5029, SSB 5029
Beer, use of certain beer and strong beer tax revenues in connection with health security trust: HB 1096, HB 2832, SB 5609
Day spas, offering of wine or beer, allowing under certain conditions: SB 6060, SSB 6060, ESSB 6477
Distribution, liquor, leasing state distribution and warehousing facilities and operations: * ESSB 5942, CH 45 (2011)
Distribution, privatizing of distribution and retail of liquor: SB 5111, SB 5933, SB 5953
Distribution, spirits, leasing state distribution and warehousing facilities and operations: SB 5942
Gambling and liquor commission, consolidating gambling commission and liquor control board to form: SB 6554
Gaming and liquor control commission, creation: HB 2686
Grocery stores, changing criteria for beer and wine tasting endorsement for: SB 6475, SSB 6475, ESSB 6477
Health security trust, use of certain beer and spirits tax revenues for health care services and maintenance of trust: HB 1096, HB 2832, SB 5609
Joint tasting locations for various manufacturers, creating: HB 2626
Licensees, generally, modifying certain conditions and restrictions: * HB 1465, CH 195 (2011)
Licenses, creating senior center liquor license: HB 2249, SB 6076, ESSB 6477
Licenses, fees: HB 2014
Licenses, issuance to businesses located near schools, distance requirements: SB 5285
Licenses, objections to, role of local legislative authorities: HB 2179
Licenses, prohibiting delinquent taxpayers from renewing liquor license: HB 2154
Licenses, provisions: * SSB 5788, CH 119 (2011) PV
Licenses, provisions of omnibus liquor act: SB 5788
Licenses, spirits distributor licensees to pay license issuance fee to fund chemical dependency treatment: SB 6578
Licenses, spirits retail, prohibiting issuance to membership organizations: HB 2426
Licenses, spirits, beer, and wine private club license, endorsements for certain nonclub events: SB 5827
Licenses, theater license, sales of beer and wine: EHB 2558, SB 6366
Licenses, VIP airport lounge liquor license: SB 5156, * SSB 5156, CH 325 (2011)
Liquor, distribution and warehousing, leasing state facilities and operations: * ESSB 5942, CH 45 (2011)
Liquor-related products, selling in state and contract liquor stores: HB 2043
Liquor-related products, selling in state liquor stores: HB 1529, HB 2038, SB 5916
Manufacturers, creating joint tasting locations to market and sell their products: HB 2626
Permits, special, issuance in certain cases to vendors that manufacture liquor mixers: HB 1244, SB 5302
Retail sales, colocation of contract liquor stores in grocery stores, pilot project: HB 2043, SB 5917
Retail sales, converting state's retail liquor sales to full contract liquor store system: HB 1116
Retail sales, penalties for retail licensees cited by liquor control board for selling alcohol to a person under twenty-one: SB 5219
Retail sales, privatizing of retail and distribution of liquor: SB 5111, SB 5933, SB 5953
Retail sales, provisions: * SSB 5788, CH 119 (2011) PV
Retail sales, provisions of omnibus liquor act: SB 5788
Revenue, deposit and distribution of liquor revenue: HB 2140, HB 2801, SB 6615
Spirits distributors, licensees to pay license issuance fee to fund chemical dependency treatment: SB 6578
Spirits, converting to private licensee system of spirits retailing and distribution: SB 5933
Spirits, distribution and warehousing, leasing state facilities and operations: SB 5942
Spirits, pilot project to allow spirits sampling in state liquor and contract stores: HB 1202, * ESHB 1202, CH 186 (2011), SB 5150, SSB 5150
Spirits, retail licenses, exempting craft distilleries from certain issuance fees: * ESB 6635, CH 6 (2012)
Spirits, retail licenses, prohibiting issuance to membership organizations: HB 2426
Spirits, retail sales tax, calculating per liter: HB 2782, SB 6595
Spirits, sales by craft distilleries at farmers markets: SB 5650, SSB 5650
Spirits, sampling in former contract liquor stores: HB 2706, SB 6477, ESSB 6477
Spirits, shipping directly to consumer, permit requirements for spirits shippers: HB 2425
Spirits, taxes on retail sales, collection by department of revenue: * HB 2758, CH 39 (2012), SB 6571
Spirits, use of certain spirits tax revenues in connection with health security trust: HB 1096, HB 2832, SB 5609
Wine producer lien, provisions: * HB 2362, CH 106 (2012), SB 6156
Wine, agents, provisions: * SSB 5788, CH 119 (2011) PV
Wine, agents, provisions of omnibus liquor act: SB 5788
Wine, corkage fee waiver for restaurants and wineries: * HB 1227, CH 66 (2011), SB 5173
Wine, craft wineries, licensing: SB 5257
Wine, domestic wineries, licensing: HB 1641
Wine, reform of distribution laws: SB 5933
Wine, retail sales, theater license: EHB 2558, SB 6366
Wine, shipping of wine, provisions concerning licenses, licensees, and taxation: HB 1482, SB 5256
Wine, small wineries, tax payment and reporting requirements: HB 1373, * SB 5259, CH 20 (2012)
Wine, tasting, changing criteria for beer and wine tasting endorsement for grocery stores: SB 6475, SSB 6475, ESSB 6477
Wine, tasting, farmers market beer and wine tasting pilot project: HB 1172, * SHB 1172, CH 62 (2011), SB 5029, SSB 5029
Wine, wineries, identification of winery on private labels: SB 6196, ESSB 6477
ANIMALS  ANIMALS RSS Feed
               (See also HORSE PARK AUTHORITY, STATE; HORSE RACING; HUNTING; LIVESTOCK; WILDLIFE; ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS)
Abusers of animals, animal abuser registry requirements: HB 1800, SB 5144
Birds, great blue heron, designation as official state bird: HB 1817, SB 5820
Care standards, minimal, for livestock and poultry: HB 2674
Cats, feral and free-roaming, spaying and neutering program: HB 1226, SB 5151
Choke chains, leaving pet animal unattended with, misdemeanor: SB 6122, SSB 6122
Companion animals, assistance for low-income owners through companion animal safety, population control, and spay/neuter assistance program: HB 1226, SB 5151
Cruelty to animals, prevention and penalties: HB 1147, SB 5065, * SSB 5065, CH 172 (2011)
Diseases, traceability of animal diseases, provisions including fees and account: * SHB 1538, CH 204 (2011) PV
Dogs, allowing use to hunt cougar: HB 1124, SHB 1124, SB 5356, SSB 5356
Dogs, humane treatment, provisions concerning food and water, shelter, and unlawful tethering: HB 1755, SHB 1755, SB 5649
Dogs, police dogs, adding civil penalties for harming or killing and removing liability for dog bites: HB 2191, * SHB 2191, CH 94 (2012)
Dogs, recognizing Brigadoon Service Dogs: * SR 8688 (2012)
Dogs, unlawful tethering: SSB 5649
Health inspections, requirements, including violations and penalties: HB 1538, * SHB 1538, CH 204 (2011) PV, SB 5235, SSB 5235
Killing or harming livestock or wildlife with malice, criminal and civil provisions: HB 1243, * SHB 1243, CH 67 (2011)
Mammalian apex predators, regional management, fish and wildlife commission classification authority: HB 2214, SB 6136
Massage, animal massage practitioners, leaving pet animal unattended with choke chain prohibited: SB 6122, SSB 6122
Mazama pocket gopher, removing state and local protections: SB 6271
Service animals, interfering with, provisions and definition of service animal: HB 1727, HB 1728, * SHB 1728, CH 237 (2011), SB 5680
APPLIANCES  (See ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS)
APPRENTICES AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS  APPRENTICES AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS RSS Feed
               
Aerospace apprentices, hiring of, business and occupation tax credit for commercial airplane manufacturers and sellers: HB 1682
Apprenticeship and training council, council role in career pathways act: HB 2170, SHB 2170, 2SHB 2170, SB 6119
Apprenticeship and training council, council role in middle class jobs act: HB 1601, SHB 1601
Apprenticeship and training council, transportation workforce development: HB 2673, * SHB 2673, CH 66 (2012)
Apprenticeship council, role of council and relation to department of labor and industries: HB 1059, SHB 1059, * SB 5584, CH 308 (2011)
Apprenticeship programs, standards, conformity with federal labor standards: HB 1059, SHB 1059, * SB 5584, CH 308 (2011)
Code officials apprenticeship program, providing funding with building permit issuance fee: SB 5744
Middle-income bracket, agencies to coordinate efforts to improve services and move households up to middle-income bracket: HB 1601, SHB 1601
Public works, apprentice utilization on, contractor submission of payroll records concerning: SB 6416
Training programs, defining: SB 6287
Washington works indicators and payments, establishment and use: HB 2265, SHB 2265
APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL  (See APPRENTICES AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS)
AQUATIC LANDS  (See PUBLIC LANDS)
ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION, DEPARTMENT  ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also HISTORICAL SOCIETIES)
Abolishing department and transferring powers, duties, and functions to office of the lieutenant governor: SB 5835
Definitions, adding: HB 2397
Field investigations on private land, legislative intent and department role: * EHB 1177, CH 219 (2011), SB 5282, SSB 5282
Forest practices applications, department role when archaeological object is present: HB 2453
Heritage, arts, and culture, department of, replacing department of archaeology and historic preservation: HB 2033, SB 5768
Natural resources, department of, transfer powers, duties, and functions of archaeology and historic preservation to department: HB 1850, SB 5669
Office of archaeology and historic preservation, replacement of department with: SHB 2033
State properties, initiating resident curator program for, department role: SB 6523
ARCHIVIST, STATE  (See STATE GOVERNMENT)
ARMED FORCES  (See MILITARY)
ART AND ARTWORKS  ART AND ARTWORKS RSS Feed
               (See also ARTS COMMISSION)
Arts and preservation programs, funding through special MLK fund: ESB 5958, SB 5961
Arts education month, recognizing: * SR 8689 (2012)
Arts education, celebrating: * HR 4609 (2011), * HR 4679 (2012)
Chainsaw carvers, recognizing for contributions in industry and the community: * HR 4667 (2012)
Correctional facilities and halfway houses, prohibiting taxpayer funding of artworks: SB 5100, SSB 5100
Cultural access authorities, creation, organization, and funding: HB 1837, SB 5626
Education and arts cultural access authorities, creation, organization, and funding: SHB 1837, SSB 5626
Heritage, arts, and culture, department of, creation: HB 2033, SHB 2033, SB 5768
Lodging tax, use of certain revenues for arts and heritage programs: SB 5834
Lodging tax, use of certain revenues for arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and housing programs: * ESSB 5834, CH 38 (2011)
Public buildings, eliminating construction appropriations artwork purchase requirement: SB 5109
Public buildings, suspending expenditure of moneys by arts commission for acquisition of art works: SB 6004, SB 6042
Regional centers for exhibitions, local sales and use tax for improvement or rehabilitation: HB 1780
Special MLK workforce housing, arts and preservation, convention and trade center, and community development fund, use of revenue: HB 1997, SHB 1997
State art collection, arts commission to inventory, arrange appraisal, and coordinate selection of works to sell: SB 6597
Washington, artists living in, arts commission to restrict purchases to: SB 6330
ARTS COMMISSION  ARTS COMMISSION RSS Feed
               (See also ART AND ARTWORKS)
Art work allowance pooling, authorizing: HB 2792, SHB 2792
Artworks for public buildings, repealing certain statutes concerning purchasing of artworks by commission: SB 5109
Artworks for public buildings, restricting purchases to artists living in Washington: SB 6330
Heritage, arts, and culture, department of, transfer of commission to department: HB 2033, SHB 2033, SB 5768
Public buildings, suspending expenditure of moneys by commission for acquisition of art works: SB 6004, SB 6042
State art collection, commission to inventory, arrange appraisal, and coordinate selection of works to sell: SB 6597
ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN AFFAIRS, COMMISSION  ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN AFFAIRS, COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Civil rights, office of, transfer of commission employees to office: HB 1958, SB 5557
ASSISTED LIVING  (See LONG-TERM CARE)
ATHLETES AND ATHLETICS  (See SPORTS)
ATTORNEY GENERAL  ATTORNEY GENERAL RSS Feed
               
Animal abuser registry, attorney general to maintain: HB 1800, SB 5144
Enforcement actions by state agencies, moneys received from, requiring legislative appropriation for expenditure: HB 2784
False claims against the government, attorney general role in Washington state false claims act: SB 5310, SSB 5310
Firearm safety devices and gun safes, use or issuance by government agencies and agents, standards and related provisions: HB 1729, SB 5697, ESSB 5697
Health care facilities, interference with, attorney general authority to file suit in connection with: HB 2781
Medicaid fraud hotline, attorney general to establish: SB 6227, ESSB 6227
Medicaid fraud, attorney general role in actions under medicaid fraud false claims act: HB 2246, SHB 2246, SB 5458, SSB 5458, 2SSB 5458, SB 5960, ESSB 5960, SB 5978, * ESSB 5978, CH 241 (2012) PV
Open government principles, attorney general to implement training programs for public officials and employees: HB 2572
Powers, general statutory, of attorney general: SB 6286
Purchasing by state agencies, attorney general and state auditor to report on contract audits and investigative findings: HB 2452, SHB 2452, * 2SHB 2452, CH 224 (2012), SB 6198, SSB 6198
Transferring various programs from other agencies to attorney general's office: HB 2573
ATTORNEYS  ATTORNEYS RSS Feed
               
Bar association, transferring all mandatory, regulatory, licensing, and disciplinary functions to supreme court: HB 1664
Escrow agent licensing, exempting attorneys from requirements, conditions: * SB 6218, CH 124 (2012)
Harassment, of criminal justice participants, definition to include defense and prosecuting attorneys: HB 1206, SHB 1206, * E2SHB 1206, CH 64 (2011) PV
Immigration services, provisions of immigration services fraud prevention act: HB 1146, SB 5023, * SSB 5023, CH 244 (2011)
Motor vehicle owner information, requests by attorneys, notice requirements: HB 2342, SB 6075, SSB 6075
Prosecuting, filing an information, driving while license is suspended or revoked: HB 1528, SB 5195
Prosecuting, referral of driver to, driving while license is suspended or revoked: * SSB 5195, CH 46 (2011)
Prosecuting, salaries, adjustment of state's share: SB 5802
Public agency attorneys, waiver of bar association membership fee: SB 5668
AUDIO PRODUCTS  (See ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS)
AUDITORIUMS  AUDITORIUMS RSS Feed
               
Regional centers, local sales and use tax for improvement or rehabilitation: HB 1780
AUDITORS AND AUDITING  AUDITORS AND AUDITING RSS Feed
               (See also COUNTIES; ELECTIONS; STATE AUDITOR)
Local governments, financial audits of, state auditor to interpret questions of law based on attorney general's opinion: SB 6017, SSB 6017
Recovery audits for overpayments by state agencies, requirements: HB 2051, SB 5842
Student auditing committees, creation at each higher education institution: HB 2478, SB 6390
AUTISM  (See DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, PERSONS WITH)
AVIATION  (See AERONAUTICS)