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EARLY LEARNING ADVISORY COUNCIL  (See EARLY LEARNING, DEPARTMENT)
EARLY LEARNING, DEPARTMENT  EARLY LEARNING, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also CHILD CARE)
Background check clearance cards, issued by department, use by educational employees and their contractors: HB 2350, * SB 6093, CH 50 (2014)
Business license center, participation by department: HB 1403, * ESHB 1403, CH 111 (2013), SB 5680, SSB 5680, E2SSB 5680
Care providers, fraud by, referral to department of social and health services for investigation and action: * 2ESSB 5157, CH 29 (2013)
Care providers, providing child care without license prohibited beyond one year: SB 5157
Child care consumer and provider bill of rights, department role: HB 1671, SB 5595, SSB 5595
Child care consumer and provider requirements, department role: * 2SSB 5595, CH 337 (2013)
Child care facilities, compliance with inspections of, limiting alterations department can require for: HB 2191, SB 6234
Child care facilities, inspection compliance, consultation with enforcement official: * ESHB 2191, CH 9 (2014), SSB 6234
Child care licensing standards, align with early childhood education and assistance program standards: SB 6067
Child care providers and facilities, department recovery of final debt through office of financial recovery: HB 1708, SHB 1708, SB 5403, SSB 5403
Child care standards and guidelines, and creation of parent and provider oversight board, department role: SHB 1671, 2SHB 1671
Child care subsidy fraud, training of staff concerning: ESSB 6181
Child care subsidy program, incentive for working connections applicant or recipient to seek child support enforcement services: ESSB 6181
Child care subsidy program, payment received to constitute authorization for child support enforcement services: SB 5157, SB 6181
Child care subsidy program, provider fraud, referral to department of social and health services for investigation and action: * 2ESSB 5157, CH 29 (2013)
Child care, integrating preschool with: HB 2377, SHB 2377, E2SHB 2377, SB 6127, SSB 6127
Disabilities, children from birth to age three with, department to be lead agency for early intervention services: HB 2598
Early achievers program, data collection and evaluation: HB 2377, SHB 2377, E2SHB 2377, SB 6127, SSB 6127
Early achievers program, enrollment of child care programs in, department role: HB 1671, SHB 1671, 2SHB 1671, HB 2377, SHB 2377, E2SHB 2377, SB 5595, SSB 5595, SB 6127, SSB 6127
Early achievers program, for licensed or certified child care centers and homes, implementation: HB 1723, SHB 1723, * 2SHB 1723, CH 323 (2013) PV
Early childhood education and assistance program, department to develop implementation plan for increasing enrollments: * SB 5904, CH 16 (2013)
Early childhood education and assistance program, eligibility for children in connection with family assessment response services: HB 2519, * ESHB 2519, CH 160 (2014), SB 6538, SSB 6538, 2SSB 6538
Early childhood education and assistance program, evaluating program outcomes and analyzing return on investment: * SB 5904, CH 16 (2013)
Early childhood education and assistance program, expanding eligibility: SB 6563
Early childhood education and assistance program, expanding to serve more children: SSB 5237, E2SSB 5237, * SB 5904, CH 16 (2013)
Early childhood education and assistance program, licensing standards, aligning with child care standards: HB 2377, SHB 2377, E2SHB 2377, SB 6067, SB 6127, SSB 6127
Early learning advisory council, duties and membership, modifying: HB 2282, SHB 2282, SB 6520
Early start act, aligning early learning and child care: HB 2377, SHB 2377, E2SHB 2377, SB 6127, SSB 6127
Early start program, integrated high quality continuum of early learning program: * 2SHB 1723, CH 323 (2013) PV
Early start program, integrated high quality continuum of early learning program, phasing in: HB 1723, SHB 1723
Early start program, integrated high quality continuum of early learning, prioritizing funding for: HB 2065
Educational or recreational programming for school-aged children, requirements for entities providing: * HB 1547, CH 130 (2013)
Electronic time and attendance records system, department to implement: SHB 2377, E2SHB 2377
Family assessment response services, eligibility for child care and early learning services in connection with: HB 2519
Family assessment response services, eligibility for child care, preschool, and home visiting services in connection with: * ESHB 2519, CH 160 (2014), SB 6538, SSB 6538, 2SSB 6538
Family day care providers, children of, not included in staff-to-child ratio required by department: HB 1172, SHB 1172
Family day care providers, education requirements, exemption in certain cases: HB 1228, SB 5578
Family day care providers, education requirements, meeting with early achievers program level three rating: SHB 1228
Fatality reviews, by department, requirements, including convening of child fatality review committee: HB 2165, SHB 2165
Fatality reviews, Eve Uphold act: SHB 2165
Federal receipts, requiring that department report concerning federal financial assistance: SB 5804, * SSB 5804, CH 32 (2013)
Funding for early learning, authorizing capital gains tax to provide: HB 2087
Home visiting and parent and caregiver support, department to reserve funds for: HB 1723, SHB 1723, * 2SHB 1723, CH 323 (2013) PV
Home visiting services account, modifying provisions: * SB 5809, CH 165 (2013)
Home visiting system development, department to be lead agency and oversee home visiting services account: * SB 5809, CH 165 (2013)
Indian tribes, department to convene working group for pilot birth-to-kindergarten programs: HB 1134, SHB 1134
Legislative task force on early learning and technical working group, establishment: HB 1723, SHB 1723
Obesity, prevention through early learning programs, including among duties of department: HB 1784
Outcomes for education, improving through high quality learning opportunities and integration of funding for birth-to-five services: HB 1723, SHB 1723, * 2SHB 1723, CH 323 (2013) PV
Preschool, integrating child care with: HB 2377, SHB 2377, E2SHB 2377, SB 6127, SSB 6127
Preschool, Washington state preschool programs, enrollment in early achievers program: SHB 1723, * 2SHB 1723, CH 323 (2013) PV
Public records, inspection and copying exemption, personal information in department files for child enrolled in license child care: * HB 1203, CH 220 (2013), SB 5198
Recreational or educational programming for school-aged children, requirements for entities providing: * HB 1547, CH 130 (2013)
Sleep practices, safe, department to provide information to child care licensure applicants: HB 2695, SHB 2695
Sleep practices, safe, Graham Hazzard act: SHB 2695
Student programs, before- and after-school, department to adopt licensing standards to allow students to be in school buildings for: SHB 1852, HB 1968
Vendors, overpayments against, department collection from vendors practicing strategic successorship: SB 5401
Working connections child care program, payment received to constitute authorization for child support enforcement services: SB 5157, SB 6181
Working connections child care, Aclara group report on eligibility requirements, implementing recommendations, department role: HB 1671, SHB 1671, 2SHB 1671, SB 5595, SSB 5595, * 2SSB 5595, CH 337 (2013)
Working connections child care, contracted child care slots, department duties: HB 2377, SHB 2377, E2SHB 2377, SB 6127, SSB 6127
Working connections child care, eligibility for children in connection with family assessment response services: HB 2519, SB 6538
Working connections child care, eligibility, limiting change of circumstance impact on: HB 2377, SHB 2377, E2SHB 2377, SB 6068, SB 6127, SSB 6127
Working connections child care, extending eligibility for benefits to certain additional educational activities: HB 1671, SHB 1671, SB 5595, SSB 5595
Working connections child care, increasing subsidy rate to certain providers: SHB 1723, * 2SHB 1723, CH 323 (2013) PV, SB 5899
Working connections child care, increasing subsidy rate to certain providers and returning copays to earlier levels: HB 1671, SB 5595
Working connections child care, optional supplemental payment by parents to fund difference between provider rate and state rate: HB 1810
Working connections program, incentive for subsidy applicant or recipient to seek child support enforcement services: ESSB 6181
EAST ASIAN MEDICINE  (See HEALTH CARE; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS)
EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY  (See COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES)
ECOLOGY, DEPARTMENT  ECOLOGY, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION; WATER POLLUTION; WATER RIGHTS)
Administration of various programs, modifying to create flexibility: HB 1206, HB 1948, SHB 1948, HB 1952
Agricultural activities, protecting from water quality over-regulation at state level, department role: SB 6087
Agricultural land, pollution violation due to livestock, adding determination and voluntary compliance to penalty process: HB 2478
Ammunition components, manufacturing of, limited regulation of chemicals used in process to department and Washington state: HB 2020
Appeals of department decisions, excluding certain appeals from pollution control hearings board jurisdiction: HB 1206, HB 1948, SHB 1948, HB 1952
Applications submitted to department, requiring prompt action: HB 1163, HB 1236, SB 5821
Applications, water rights, changes in water right certificates to reflect certain changes in water right uses: SSB 5199, E2SSB 5199
Applications, water rights, department processing role: HB 1548, HB 1549, SB 5462, SB 5463
Architectural paint recovery program, creation, department to enforce: HB 1579, SHB 1579, SB 5424
Asbestos-containing building materials, labeling requirements, enforcement by department or local air authorities: HB 1926, SB 5458, * ESSB 5458, CH 51 (2013)
Batteries, small rechargeable battery stewardship act, department role: HB 1364, SB 5457
Bottles, petroleum-based beverage, prohibiting manufacture, sale, or distribution, department role: SB 5250
Brownfield properties, cleanup and reuse, providing state resources and oversight authority for local governments: SB 5201, SSB 5201
Brownfield properties, cleanup and reuse, using prioritized revenues under model toxics control act, department role: SB 5296, SSB 5296, * 2E2SSB 5296, CH 1 (2013)
Business license center, participation by department: HB 1403, * ESHB 1403, CH 111 (2013), SB 5680, SSB 5680, E2SSB 5680
Children's safe products, promoting development of safer consumer products, department role: SSB 6540
Clean-up plans, department to include community organizations in certain permit issuance processes: HB 1434
Composting, using litter tax revenues to support programs: HB 1309, SHB 1309, SB 5357, SSB 5357
Diesel fuel, diesel idle reduction account and loan and grant program, creating, department role: HB 2569
Diesel fuel, diesel idle reduction account and loan program, creating, department role: SHB 2569, * E2SHB 2569, CH 74 (2014)
Environmental justice, department efforts concerning disproportionately adverse health and environmental impacts on low-income and minority populations: HB 1434, HB 2312, SHB 2312, SB 6417
Environmental policy, department to include community organizations in permit issuance and clean-up plan adoption: HB 1434
Environmental reports, by department, modifying provisions to streamline: * EHB 2636, CH 76 (2014)
Environmental statutes of department, technical changes: HB 2438
Environmental statutes of department, updating various for efficiency and local government flexibility: HB 2439, ESHB 2439
Federal receipts, requiring that department report concerning federal financial assistance: SB 5804, * SSB 5804, CH 32 (2013)
Flame retardants, limiting presence in upholstered furniture and children's products, department role: HB 1294, ESHB 1294, SB 5181, SB 5933, SB 6048
Geoduck clams, aquaculture operations, repealing department of ecology duties concerning: HB 1894, SHB 1894
Greenhouse gas emissions, registration or reporting fee, capping amount of: SB 6264
Greenhouse gas emissions, reporting fee, capping amount of: SSB 6264
Greenhouse gas emissions, reporting requirements, harmonizing with federal requirements, changing department role: SB 5321
Greenhouse gas emissions, rules regulating, prohibiting without legislative authorization: HB 1169
Health programs of department, funding through use of public utility tax collected from water distribution businesses: HB 1685
Lands purchased by nonprofit organization with public funds, recreation requirements and department role: SB 5057
Lands, real property, department funding or reimbursement for fee simple acquisition, ensuring public recreational access: SSB 5057
Litter reduction, using litter tax revenues to support programs: HB 1309, SHB 1309, SB 5357, SSB 5357
Local economy trust water account, transferring state agency water rights to account, department role: SB 5219, SSB 5219, E2SSB 5219
Marijuana, environmental impacts of various means of producing, liquor control board to consult with department to examine: HB 1992
Mercury-containing light product stewardship program, repealing program and account: SB 5658
Mercury-containing lights, producers to pay registration and administration fees for reimbursing documented recycling and administrative costs: SB 5658
Mercury-containing lights, product stewardship organizations, department role: HB 1444, HB 2246, * ESHB 2246, CH 119 (2014), SB 6177, SSB 6177
Methow watershed, authorization and implementation of water management board in, provisions, including department role: SB 5677
Natural resources management, streamlining through agency independence, department administrative authority: HB 1384
Oil and hazardous materials, safety of transporting in state, department to study: SB 6524, SSB 6524, E2SSB 6524
Oil and hazardous materials, spill prevention and response act, department role: SB 6524, SSB 6524
Oil and hazardous materials, spill prevention and response, department role: E2SSB 6524
Oil, crude oil and refined petroleum, measures to ensure safety when transporting, department role: HB 2347, SHB 2347, E2SHB 2347, SB 6262
Oil, liquid bulk crude oil, department role in measures to increase safety of transport of: SB 6582
Oil, liquid bulk crude oil, spill prevention and response act, department role: SB 6582
Oil, spill prevention and response, department role: SB 6576
Oil, transportation by railcars in state, department role in study of spill response and recovery: SB 6576
Permits, shoreline, commencing work landward of shoreland area prior to final action on appeal: SB 5295
Permits, various, department to include community organizations in certain permit issuance processes: HB 1434
Permitting decisions, enhancing transparency and predictability of process: HB 2192, SHB 2192, * E2SHB 2192, CH 68 (2014), SB 6045
Pollutant discharge elimination permit system applications and reports, department to provide for electronic filing: SB 5407
Recycling, using litter tax revenues to support programs: HB 1309, SHB 1309, SB 5357, SSB 5357
Rule making by department, specific grant of legislative authority, requirement: HB 1163
Rules, review of, department to conduct for streamlining purposes: HB 1591, SHB 1591, SB 5679, * SSB 5679, CH 30 (2013)
Scientific literature, peer-reviewed, use by department: * HB 1113, CH 69 (2013), HB 2262, * SHB 2262, CH 22 (2014)
Sediment from rivers, management strategies, demonstration projects to test, department role: ESB 6549
Shellfish aquaculture regulatory committee, shifting emphasis from regulation to research: HB 1894, SHB 1894
Shoreline management act, appeal and permit procedures: SB 5295
Solid waste management, amending certain statutes: HB 2439, ESHB 2439
Steam electric generating plants, repealing statutes: HB 2439, ESHB 2439
Storm water, competitive grant program to reduce pollution, department role: * HB 2079, CH 28 (2013)
Storm water, compliance pilot project, department to conduct: HB 1237, SB 5435
Storm water, department of ecology storm water pollution account, creation: HB 1954
Storm water, financial assistance for management of runoff, prioritizing: HB 1235, SB 5441
Storm water, new requirements for phase I jurisdictions, department to delay: HB 1234, SB 5326
Toxic waste sites, cleanup of, prioritizing spending of revenues under model toxics control act, department role: SB 5296, SSB 5296, * 2E2SSB 5296, CH 1 (2013)
Transportation projects, environmental and compensatory mitigation, restricting imposition by permitting agency of land acquisition requirements: HB 2095
Transportation projects, environmental review and permitting, department to convene work group: ESHB 1978, HB 2070, SB 6051
Transportation projects, environmental review and permitting, prohibiting adoption or maintaining of requirements by department when more stringent: HB 1996
Transportation projects, environmental review and permitting, reforming to expedite projects through streamlined environmental decision making, department role: HB 1978, ESHB 1978, HB 2070, SHB 2070, SB 6051
Transportation projects, environmental review and protection, applying federal requirements: HB 2093
Vessels, abandoned and derelict, department authority to board in certain cases: HB 1245, * ESHB 1245, CH 291 (2013), SB 5663, ESSB 5663
Washington marine resources protection council, creation and cooperation of department with: SB 5547
Waste reduction and management programs, various, modifying to create administrative flexibility: HB 1206, HB 1948, SHB 1948, HB 1952
Water pollution control facilities, loans for, department authority to include publicly owned industrial wastewater treatment facilities: HB 1557
Water quality determinations by department, basing on preponderance of site-based, source-specific testing: HB 2472, SB 6288
Water quality trading program, developing, department role: HB 2454, * SHB 2454, CH 73 (2014)
Watershed planning grants, modifying provisions, including role of department: HB 1924
Yakima river basin, integrated water resource management plan, department role in implementing plan: HB 1196, HB 1414, SHB 1414, SB 5367, SSB 5367, * 2SSB 5367, CH 11 (2013)
ECONOMIC AND REVENUE FORECAST COUNCIL  ECONOMIC AND REVENUE FORECAST COUNCIL RSS Feed
               
Abolishing council and transferring powers and duties to the office of the forecast council, provisions: HB 1940
Forecasts, economic and revenue, shifting to same date during both long and short legislative sessions: HB 2062, SB 5910
Reports, state revenue collections, role in state agency rule making moratorium: HB 1163, HB 1478, SB 5819
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RSS Feed
               (See also GROWTH MANAGEMENT; LAND USE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT)
Abandoned or vacant properties in urban growth areas, loans to municipalities for revitalizing: HB 1079, SB 5533
Business regulatory efficiency program, establishing, department of commerce to regulate: * HB 1818, CH 324 (2013), SB 5765
Community redevelopment financing, levying property tax in apportionment districts: HB 1967, HB 2349, HJR 4210, HJR 4214
Digital cross-system infrastructure maps, creating and using for state economic development prioritizing: HB 1819, ESHB 1819
Economic resilience of manufacturing in Washington, joint task force on, establishment: HB 2580
Economic resilience of maritime and manufacturing in Washington, joint task force on, establishment: SHB 2580, * E2SHB 2580, CH 127 (2014)
Eminent domain, prohibiting use for economic development: SB 6089
Industrial/manufacturing facilities, new construction on undeveloped or underutilized lands, property tax exemption: HB 1443, SHB 1443, SB 5816, SB 6096, SSB 6096, 2SSB 6096
New businesses, business and occupation tax credit: SB 5382, SSB 5382
Projects of statewide significance, involving economic development, mechanism for governments to perform project reviews: HB 1754, SB 5805, SB 6355
Public facilities loans and grants, expanding community economic revitalization board funding role: HB 1260, * SHB 1260 (2014) V, SB 5334, SSB 5334
Regulatory streamlining projects, multijurisdictional, establishment: * HB 1818, CH 324 (2013), SB 5765
Significant economic development services, agencies identified as providing, data collection plan requirements for: SB 5759
State lands, consideration of economic development by managing agencies: HB 1111
Tourism stakeholder task force, convening for trade and economic development purposes: SB 5799
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Data collection plans, development by certain agencies, submission to commission for approval: SB 5759
Eliminating commission and economic development commission account: HB 2029, SHB 2029, * E2SHB 2029, CH 112 (2014)
Operational costs of commission, funding from economic development strategic reserve account: SB 5759
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY RSS Feed
               
Members from legislature, to be nonvoting members: HB 2417, SB 6169
Quorum, number of members constituting, modifying: SHB 2417
Rule making by authority, specific grant of legislative authority, requirement: HB 1163
EDUCATION DATA CENTER  (See FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE)
EDUCATION OMBUDS, OFFICE  EDUCATION OMBUDS, OFFICE RSS Feed
               
Foreign language interpreters, K-12 public schools, office role: HB 1709, SHB 1709, * 2SHB 1709, CH 150 (2014) PV
Schools, public, developing model language policy and procedure for adoption by districts, office role: HB 1815, SHB 1815, 2SHB 1815
EDUCATION, BOARD  EDUCATION, BOARD RSS Feed
               
Accountability framework, board to develop Washington achievement index for schools and districts: * E2SSB 5329, CH 159 (2013)
Accountability system, phases I and II, modifying to provide assistance and intervention, board role: HB 1177, SHB 1177
Assessments of learning, high school, board to establish performance scores for new assessments: * EHB 1450, CH 22 (2013)
Career and college ready graduation proposal, implementing requirements: HB 1692, SHB 1692, HB 2051, HB 2181, HB 2242, HB 2792, SHB 2792, SB 5837, SB 6337
Financial education public-private partnership, board role: HB 1173, SB 5483
Grading of schools and districts, performance-based, board to grade using accountability index: SB 5328, ESSB 5328, SB 5901, SSB 5901
Grading of schools and districts, performance-based, board to grade using accountability index for pilot program: ESSB 5328, SB 5901, SSB 5901
Graduation requirements, career and college ready graduation proposal, implementing requirements: HB 1692, SHB 1692, HB 2051, HB 2181, HB 2242, SB 5837, SB 6337, SSB 6552, * E2SSB 6552, CH 217 (2014) PV
Graduation requirements, credit and course distribution requirements, modifying: HB 1656
Graduation requirements, increasing number of required science credits, board to adopt rules for: SHB 1872
Graduation requirements, twenty-four credits, implementing based on career and college framework: SB 6552
Graduation requirements, twenty-four credits, implementing career and college ready graduation requirement proposal: SSB 6552, * E2SSB 6552, CH 217 (2014) PV
High school and beyond plan, board role in improving value for career and college pathways: HB 2383, SHB 2383, E2SHB 2383
Indicators of educational system health, statewide, establishment as basis for performance goals and measurements, board role: SB 5491, * ESSB 5491, CH 282 (2013)
Occupational education requirement, board to redesignate as career and technical education requirement and adopt associated rules: HB 1650, SHB 1650, SB 5818
Opportunity gaps, districts failing to close, board to identify: ESSB 5242
Private schools, offering online school programs, approval by board: HB 1304, * SB 5496, CH 161 (2013)
Renewal school district, statewide, board role: HB 1641
Required action districts, districts with a lowest-achieving school to be designated as, board role in requirements and options: * E2SSB 5329, CH 159 (2013)
Schools, reform, implementing locally administered school reform program, board role: SB 5901, SSB 5901
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GAP OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE  (See SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS)
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DISTRICTS  (See SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS)
ELECTIONS  ELECTIONS RSS Feed
               (See also CAMPAIGNS; INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM; PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION; REDISTRICTING COMMISSION)
Annexation, requiring approval of registered voters: SB 5013, SSB 5013
Ballots, drop boxes, auditors to place throughout county: HB 1290
Ballots, drop boxes, county auditors and local election officials to consider reservations as locations for drop boxes: ESHB 1290
Ballots, drop boxes, county auditors to establish minimum number for counties and cities: SB 5320
Ballots, drop boxes, placing at each public institution of higher education: ESHB 1290
Ballots, mail in ballot deadline act: HB 2561
Ballots, mailing, requesting special accommodation for official election mail from Congress and Postmaster General: SJM 8004
Ballots, mailing, requiring receipt by auditor by 8:00 p.m. on day of election or primary: SB 5291, SB 5317
Ballots, order of candidates on primary ballot, determining by lot: SHB 1195
Ballots, prepaid postage: HB 1278, SB 5027
Ballots, printing public disclosure commission web address on: HB 1720, SB 5507, * SSB 5507, CH 283 (2013)
Ballots, processing and counting on day of election: HB 1102, SB 5580
Ballots, processing of, monitoring using web camera surveillance systems: HB 2586
Ballots, replacement, providing by telephone or mail or in person, conditions: SB 5500
Ballots, signing and receipt requirements: SB 5291
Ballots, tabulation and receipt requirements: SB 5317
Ballots, uniform ballot design: HB 1103, SHB 1103
Candidates, in general elections, choosing between top two candidates qualified at preceding primary: SHB 1195
Candidates, nonpartisan offices, choosing between top two candidates in general elections: * HB 1474, CH 143 (2013)
Candidates, nonpartisan offices, holding no primary for any position with no more than two candidates: * 2SHB 1195, CH 195 (2013)
Candidates, order on primary ballot, determining by lot: SHB 1195
Candidates, positions with one candidate, excluding from ballot: HB 1509
Candidates, withdrawal of, extending filing declaration deadline if incumbent withdraws: SB 6303
Candidates, write-in, filing declaration of candidacy: HB 1510, SHB 1510
Candidates, write-in, printing in general election ballot, conditions: HB 2750
Costs and inefficiencies in elections, reducing: HB 1966, SB 5277
County partisan offices, filling unexpired term, canceling primary when just one candidate has filed: * HB 2106, CH 7 (2014)
Districts, various, authorizing district-based elections: HB 1413, SB 5473
Districts, various, changing election system to remedy potential violation, provisions concerning at-large and district-based elections: SHB 1413
Election laws, nonsubstantive changes: HB 1157, SB 5518, * SSB 5518, CH 11 (2013) PV
Election laws, reconciling: HB 2215, SHB 2215, SB 6015, SSB 6015
House of representatives, members, house and legislative district population and location provisions: HB 1121
Mail in ballot deadline act: HB 2561
Mail, official election mail, requesting special accommodation from Congress and Postmaster General: SJM 8004
Motor voter registration, preregistration for persons age sixteen and seventeen: EHB 1279, ESHB 1279, SB 5270
Political parties, state committees for, naming chair and vice chair: HB 2263, SB 6356, SSB 6356
Presidential elections, provisions concerning electors: HB 1091
Presidential electors, compensation: * HB 1639, CH 38 (2013)
Primaries, positions with one candidate, excluding from ballot: HB 1509, * HB 2106, CH 7 (2014)
Recall petitions, signatures on, provisions concerning gatherers, gathering businesses, and petitions: HB 2552, SHB 2552
Redistricting and new elections, requiring in some cases: HB 1413, SHB 1413, SB 5473
School district bonds, requiring simple majority of voters voting to authorize: HB 2441, HJR 4216, SB 5589, SJR 8208
Signs, political yard sign display in homeowners' associations: SB 5083
Special districts, diking and drainage and flood control, allowing legal entities to vote in elections: HB 1269
Unexpired terms, filling, repealing provisions: HB 1195
Voters' pamphlets, primary elections, modifying provisions: HB 1211, SB 5637, SSB 5637
Voters' pamphlets, printing public disclosure commission web address on: HB 1720, SB 5507, * SSB 5507, CH 283 (2013)
Voters' pamphlets, removing requirement that complete text of initiatives be included in printed version of: HB 2033, SHB 2033, HB 2066
Voting, by out-of-state, overseas, and service voters, mailing requirement: SB 5291
Voting, county option to establish and conduct polling place voting, procedures and identification requirements: SB 5498
Voting, for write-in candidate, conditions: HB 1510, SHB 1510
Voting, lack of voter opportunity, cause of action to redress: HB 1413, SHB 1413, SB 5473
Voting, poll-site voting and identification procedures: HB 1317
Voting, registration, extending time period, including online registration: EHB 1267, SB 5268
Voting, registration, motor voter preregistration for persons age sixteen and seventeen: EHB 1279, ESHB 1279, SB 5270
Voting, registration, verification of citizenship, including registration cancellations: SB 5380
Voting, registration, verification of registration qualifications and suspension of certain voters: SB 5380
Voting, registration, Washington voting rights act of 2013, enacting: HB 1413, SHB 1413, SB 5473
Voting, registration, young voter registration equality act: EHB 1279, ESHB 1279, SB 5270
Water-sewer districts, assumption by city or town, requiring voter approval: HB 2413, SB 6008, ESSB 6008
ELECTRICAL CODE  (See BUILDING CODES/PERMITS)
ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY  (See BUILDING CODES/PERMITS; CONTRACTORS; LABOR AND INDUSTRIES, DEPARTMENT)
ELECTRICIANS  (See PROFESSIONS)
ELECTRICITY  (See ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS; ENERGY)
ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS  ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS RSS Feed
               
Amusement machines, electronic or electromechanical, use and possession, excluding from definition of gambling: HB 2673
Appliances, like-in-kind replacement, exempting use of certified HVAC/refrigeration specialty electrician from various requirements: HB 1760, SB 5682
Battery charger systems, efficiency standards: HB 1017, SHB 1017, E2SHB 1017
Computer data centers, sales and use tax exemption for certain equipment, modifying provisions: HB 2769, ESB 6550
Insurance for portable electronics, issued on commercial inland marine policy: HB 1032, SHB 1032, SB 5008, * SSB 5008, CH 152 (2013)
Insurance for portable electronics, program provisions: HB 1032, SHB 1032, SB 5008, * SSB 5008, CH 152 (2013)
Lamps, high light output double ended quartz halogen, efficiency standards: SHB 1017, E2SHB 1017
Recycling program, excluding licensors from required participation: HB 1507
Recycling program, improving electronic waste collection reporting: HB 1498, * SHB 1498, CH 292 (2013)
Recycling program, revising provisions: * ESB 5699, CH 305 (2013)
Tax evasion by electronic means, seizure and forfeiture of automated sales suppression devices, phantom-ware, etc.: HB 1427, * SB 5715, CH 309 (2013)
Televisions, reception improvement district excise tax, exemption for owners, modifying provisions: HB 1068, * SHB 1068, CH 191 (2013)
EMERGENCY SERVICES  EMERGENCY SERVICES RSS Feed
               (See also FIRE PROTECTION; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS; HOSPITALS; UNIFORMED PERSONNEL)
Ambulance services, interlocal agreements with fire protection districts, removing rural limitation: EHB 2278
Ambulances, diversion to urgent care facilities, department of health to study: SB 5553
Ambulances, requirements for seat belts, air bags, and driver training: HB 2255, SHB 2255
Call location, wireless providers to provide location information to law enforcement responding to emergency: HB 1897, SHB 1897, 2SHB 1897
Electronic tracking program, coordinated care, integrating prescription monitoring program into: SB 5554
Emergency departments at hospitals, overcrowding, department of health to convene stakeholders meeting concerning, requirements: SB 5629
Emergency medical care and transportation services, ensuring direct payment to provider not under health care service contract: SHB 1263
Emergency medical care and transportation services, ensuring direct payment to provider under health care service contract: HB 1263, SB 5388
Emergency medical personnel, futile emergency medical treatment, use of medical order form and immunity for certain providers: SB 5562, SSB 5562
Emergency medical services, health insurance coverage, amending provisions: SB 6302
Emergency medical services, property tax levy, adjusting levy cap to increase funding: HB 1136
Emergency medical services, property tax levy, modifying requirements for placing countywide proposal on ballot: HB 2428, SHB 2428
Emergency medical technician, extending physician-patient privilege to: HB 1772, SB 5687
Enhanced 911 emergency communications services, excise tax for: HB 1971, SHB 1971, * 2E2SHB 1971, CH 8 (2013), SB 5422, SSB 5873, SB 5899, SB 5911
Enhanced 911 emergency communications system, exempting caller identity from disclosure: HB 2239
First responder, extending physician-patient privilege to: HB 1772, SB 5687
Kelsey Smith act, providing wireless communications call location information to law enforcement responding to emergency: HB 1897, SHB 1897
Life alert services, providing certain customer information to first responders: SB 6527, SB 6554, SSB 6554
Medical program directors, clarifying authority in relation to certain emergency medical personnel: HB 2127
Missing endangered persons, adding to missing children clearinghouse: HB 1895, SB 5556, * SSB 5556, CH 285 (2013)
Oil and hazardous materials transportation, city and county emergency first responder spill prevention and response: SB 6524
Oil transportation, liquid bulk crude oil spill response and firefighting, grants to emergency first responders in connection with: SB 6582
Oil transportation, oil spill response and firefighting, grants to emergency first responders in connection with: SB 6576
Physician's trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technician and paramedic, extending physician-patient privilege to: HB 1772, SB 5687
Prescription monitoring program, department of health, integrating into coordinated care electronic tracking program: SB 5554
Privilege, physician-patient, extending to emergency responders: HB 1772, SB 5687
Receiving care centers, licensing of, short-term emergency and crisis care for child removed from home: HB 1261, SB 5475
Resource and assessment centers, license for, short-term emergency and crisis care for child removed from home: * SHB 1261, CH 105 (2013), SSB 5475
Schools, emergency response systems for, designing: * 2SSB 5197, CH 233 (2013)
Signs, static digital outdoor advertising signs, use along state highways for emergency information: HB 1408, SB 5304
Yellow dot program for motor vehicles: HB 1002
EMERGENCY, STATE OF  (See GOVERNOR)
EMINENT DOMAIN  EMINENT DOMAIN RSS Feed
               
Blighted areas, condemnation of real property by municipality, conditions: SB 6349
Economic development, prohibiting use of eminent domain for: SB 6089
Federal property, condemnation by state and sale for private forestry uses: HB 1111
Private property to be transferred to governmental agency of another state, prohibiting taking or damaging of: SB 6125
Private property, taking for private use, prohibiting: SB 5014
Transportation property, surplus, former owner repurchase right in cases of earlier condemnation: HB 1092
EMPLOYEES, STATE  (See PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES)
EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES  EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES RSS Feed
               (See also DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, PERSONS WITH; DISABILITIES, PERSONS WITH; LABOR; PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES; RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS; UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION; WAGES AND HOURS; WORKERS' COMPENSATION)
Agricultural employees, vanpool programs for, allowing nonprofits and certain transit providers to provide: HB 2604, SHB 2604
Applications for employment, prohibiting employers from asking about or using nonconviction information: HB 2545
Asbestos abatement projects, employee respirator requirements: HB 1110
Breastfeeding-friendly Washington designation, creating to recognize certain workplaces: HB 2329
Court records, nonconviction, removing from public access to remove employment and housing barriers: HB 1497, SB 5341
Customized employment training program, modifying provisions and adding expiration date: SB 5783
Discrimination against employees, protections for employees: HB 2333, SHB 2333, 2SHB 2333
Employee fair classification act, improving compliance with wage-related laws: HB 1440, SHB 1440, 2SHB 1440, HB 2334, SB 5526
Employer responsibility for medical assistance costs of employees act of 2014: HB 2588
Employment laws and contracts, local, preemption by state of Washington: HB 2591, SB 6307
Expenses, work-related, employer reimbursement of employees: HB 2230
Expenses, work-related, employer reimbursement of employees for required cell phone and cell phone plan: SHB 2230
Family and medical leave insurance program, implementing by amending provisions of family leave insurance program: HB 1457, SHB 1457, SB 5292
Family leave insurance program, delaying implementation until funding and benefits payment authorized in law: * HB 2044, CH 26 (2013)
Family leave insurance program, establishing joint legislative task force on family and medical leave insurance: ESB 5903
Family leave insurance program, repealing family and medical leave insurance act: SB 5159
Family leave insurance program, repealing family and medical leave insurance act if not funded: ESB 5903
Health care facility employees, mandatory overtime provisions: HB 1153
Health care facility employees, meal and rest break requirements: HB 1152
Homeless persons, homeless status certification pilot program to facilitate access to employment, establishment: SHB 2415
Homeless persons, temporary homeless status certification to facilitate access to employment, creation by department: HB 2415
Horse racing employees, grooms, industrial insurance premium assessment for, payment: * HB 1469, CH 80 (2013), SB 5363
Industrial safety and health act, increasing employee protections under: EHB 1891
Janitorial services, commercial, workload and safety standards, reporting concerning: SHB 2477
Janitorial services, commercial, workload standards and a health and safety training program, establishment: HB 2477
Leave, paid sick and safe leave, establishing minimum standards: HB 1313, ESHB 1313, SB 5594
Leave, paid sick and safe leave, geographic limitations on local leave programs: HB 1781, ESB 5726
Leave, paid sick and safe leave, state preemption of local leave regulation: HB 1780, SB 5728
Leave, paid vacation leave: HB 2238
Legislators, state, job leave provision for legislative service, requirements: HB 2473
Liens against property of employer by employee, provisions of employee fair classification act: HB 1440, SHB 1440, 2SHB 1440, SB 5526
Minors, work permits for employing, master application procedures: * SB 5056, CH 156 (2013)
New employees, training wages for, authorizing: HB 2614
Political and religious views of employers, prohibiting required employee meeting attendance or responses to communications: HB 2031
Retaliation against employees, protections for employees: HB 2333, SHB 2333, 2SHB 2333
Retaliation, protecting employees from, for conduct promoting public policy: HB 2710, SB 5839
Right to work, prohibiting denial or abridging of employment based on labor union membership or nonmembership: SB 5935
Social networking, accounts and profiles, prohibiting employer demand that employee provide information or access: SB 5211
Social networking, accounts, prohibiting employer demand that employee provide information or access: * SSB 5211, CH 330 (2013)
Tipped employees, requiring minimum wage for employees age eighteen and older and study group to assess effectiveness: HB 1346
Tow truck operators, lunch breaks: HB 1611
Underground economy, improving employer compliance with wage-related laws: HB 1440, SHB 1440, 2SHB 1440, HB 2334, SB 5526
Unions, collecting or demanding fee from nonmember, prohibiting: SB 5935
Unions, information concerning union membership and dues rights, placement in workplace posters: HB 1461
Unions, prohibiting denial or abridging of employment based on labor union membership or nonmembership: SB 5935
Wage-related laws, employer compliance with, improving: HB 1440, SHB 1440, 2SHB 1440, HB 2333, SHB 2333, 2SHB 2333, HB 2334, SB 5526
Working families' tax exemption for eligible low-income persons, for certain sales taxes paid, modifying provisions: HB 1890
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT  EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION)
Unemployment compensation, department's settlement authority, modifying: * EHB 1394, CH 122 (2013), SB 5354
Unemployment compensation, implementing certain unemployment insurance integrity provisions, including commissioner role: EHB 1395, * SB 5355, CH 189 (2013)
Unemployment compensation, overpayment recovery, disclosure of personally identifying information from fish and wildlife licenses to department: HB 1393, SB 5353
Unemployment compensation, shared work program, adopting certain short-time compensation provisions: * EHB 1396, CH 79 (2013), SB 5356
Unemployment compensation, suitable work, modifying requirements to include work with minimum age requirements: HB 1684
ENERGY  ENERGY RSS Feed
               (See also AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION; CLIMATE; ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL; HAZARDOUS WASTE; UTILITIES)
Biomass facilities, value of, including in property tax levy limit calculation: HB 1634, * SHB 1634, CH 4 (2014)
Biomass, densified biomass wood fuel and associated heating appliances, expanding use of: SB 5555
Biomass, densified biomass wood fuel, pilot project at Washington State University, to be developed by university's energy program: SB 5709, * ESSB 5709, CH 308 (2013)
Biomass, from certain liquid organic fuels, as qualified alternative energy resource: HB 2223, * HB 2708, CH 129 (2014), SB 6021
Coal transition power, kilowatt-hours from, subtracting from utility's overall load: HB 1221, SB 5298
Coal transition power, qualifying as eligible renewable resource: SB 6500
Coal transition power, use by qualifying utilities complying with annual targets: HB 1222, * SB 5297, CH 158 (2013)
Efficiency, including information in residential home inspection reports: HB 1181, SB 5076, SSB 5076
Efficiency, standards for battery charger systems: HB 1017, SHB 1017, E2SHB 1017
Efficiency, standards for high light output double ended quartz halogen lamps: SHB 1017, E2SHB 1017
Electric transmission line siting compact, adoption: HB 1030
Electricity generation from certain sources, extending expiration of sales and use tax exemptions for machinery and equipment: HB 1910, SHB 1910, SB 5409, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013), SB 5896
Electricity generation from certain sources, sales and use tax exemptions for machinery and equipment, adding survey, review, and reporting provisions: SHB 1910, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Electricity, utility net metering provisions: HB 1106, SHB 1106, SB 5707
Energy storage facilities, using to meet annual renewable energy conservation targets: HB 1289
Energy storage systems, assessment by electric utilities, including in integrated resource plans: HB 1296
Energy supply and energy conservation, joint committee on, role in shaping state energy policy: HB 2183, SHB 2183
Geothermal facilities, value of, including in property tax levy limit calculation: HB 1634, * SHB 1634, CH 4 (2014)
Geothermal resources, distribution of funds from geothermal account: SB 5369, * SSB 5369, CH 274 (2013)
Geothermal resources, use for commercial electricity production: SB 5369, * SSB 5369, CH 274 (2013)
Hog fuel, extending sales and use tax exemptions when used for production of electricity, steam, heat, or biofuel: HB 1663, SHB 1663, 2SHB 1663, SB 5866, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Hydroelectric generation, as renewable energy resource: HB 1347, HB 1415, HB 1950, ESHB 1950, HB 2112, HB 2676, * EHB 2733, CH 45 (2014), HJR 4200, SB 5290, ESSB 5290, SB 5294, SB 5412, SB 5431, SB 5769, SB 5992, SB 6058, SSB 6058
Hydroelectric generation, projects not impeding migrating fish, including in definition of eligible renewable resource: SB 5769
Nonpower attributes, in energy independence act, definition: * HB 1154, CH 99 (2013), SB 5408
Nuclear power, creating joint select task force on nuclear energy to study: SB 5991, SSB 5991
Projects of statewide significance, involving energy development, conservation, or efficiency, mechanism for governments to perform project reviews: HB 1754, SB 5805, SB 6355
Renewable energy system cost recovery incentive program, adding certain solar energy systems to definition of customer-generated electricity: HB 1690
Renewable energy system cost recovery incentive program, creation as new program: HB 1105, SHB 1105
Renewable energy system cost recovery incentive program, modifying program and including leased-energy systems to promote clean energy jobs: SB 6541
Renewable energy system cost recovery, allowing participation by qualifying utility-owned distributed solar energy systems on certain premises: HB 1977, SB 5807
Renewable energy system cost recovery, excluding new applicants for existing program and initiating phase II program: HB 1301, SHB 1301
Renewable energy system cost recovery, incentives, measuring effectiveness through performance milestones: HB 1301, SHB 1301, E2SHB 1301
Renewable energy systems, customer access via lease program offered by electric utility or third-party vendor: SHB 2176
Renewable energy systems, customer access via low-cost loan or lease program offered by electric utility or third-party vendor: HB 2176
Renewable energy systems, ten-year annual investment cost recovery incentive payment: HB 1138
Renewable energy targets, annual, use of qualifying utility-owned distributed solar energy system to help meet: HB 1977, SB 5807
Renewable energy, annual conservation targets, using energy storage facility to meet targets: HB 1289
Renewable energy, hydroelectric generation as renewable resource: HJR 4200
Renewable energy, qualifying utilities complying with annual targets, modifying certain compliance requirements: HB 1699, SB 5648, SSB 5648
Renewable energy, qualifying utilities complying with annual targets, use of coal transition power: HB 1222, * SB 5297, CH 158 (2013)
Renewable energy, qualifying utilities complying with annual targets, use of conservation acquired in excess of biennial target: HB 1699, SB 5648, SSB 5648
Renewable energy, qualifying utilities, subtracting coal transition power from utility's overall load: HB 1221, SB 5298
Renewable resources, complying by using utility's BPA-marketed hydroelectric electricity output share: HB 1347, HB 2112, HB 2676, SB 5412, SB 5992, SB 6058, SSB 6058
Renewable resources, eligible, coal transition power: SB 6500
Renewable resources, eligible, customer- or investor-owned utility customer purchase of, creating tariff schedule or contract to allow: HB 2059, SHB 2059
Renewable resources, eligible, to include electricity from certain solid waste combustion facilities: SB 6028, SSB 6028
Renewable resources, hydroelectric generation by irrigation districts, qualifying as eligible renewable resource: HB 1415, HB 1950, ESHB 1950, SB 5290
Renewable resources, hydroelectric generation in irrigation pipes and canals and water and wastewater pipes, qualifying as eligible renewable resource: * EHB 2733, CH 45 (2014), ESSB 5290, SB 5992
Renewable resources, modifying definition of "load" for purposes of energy independence act: SB 5432
Renewable resources, within other states, allowing utilities to use in certain cases: * SSB 5400, CH 61 (2013)
Renewable resources, within western electricity coordinating council area, allowing utilities to use: HB 1426, SB 5400
Resource plans, integrated electric utility, updating requirements: * EHB 1826, CH 149 (2013)
Siting multi-state electric transmission lines, adopting compact and creating commission: HB 1030
Solar energy machinery and equipment, heat-generating, sales and use tax exemptions: HB 1705, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Solar energy systems, adding to definition of customer-generated electricity for sake of cost recovery incentives: HB 1690
Solar energy systems, distributed, allowing qualifying utility-owned system to participate in renewable energy system cost recovery incentive program: HB 1977, SB 5807
Solar energy systems, distributed, allowing utility to recover costs: E2SHB 1301
Solar energy systems, distributed, helping to meet annual renewable energy targets when qualifying utility-owned: HB 1977, SB 5807
Solar energy systems, electric company-owned and -operated, distributed solar energy system cost recovery: E2SHB 1301
Solar energy systems, including community projects, modifying renewable energy system cost recovery program: HB 1301, SHB 1301, E2SHB 1301, SB 6541
Solar energy systems, installation, promoting: E2SHB 1301
Solar energy systems, installation, promoting through creation of green jobs competitive pool program within sustainable energy trust program: SHB 1301
Solar energy systems, installation, promoting through creation of green jobs tax credit account within sustainable energy trust program: HB 1301
Solar energy systems, manufacture and wholesale, extending business and occupation tax rate to solar grade silicon: * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Solar energy systems, manufacture and wholesale, extending expiration date for business and occupation tax rate: HB 1912, SB 5752, SSB 5752, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Solar facilities, value of, including in property tax levy limit calculation: HB 1634, * SHB 1634, CH 4 (2014)
Space heating, Washington state renewable energy space heating act, enacting: SB 5555
State energy policy, joint committee on energy supply and energy conservation role: HB 2183, SHB 2183
Sustainable energy trust account, creation, including certain tax credit for contributions to account: HB 1856, SHB 1856
Sustainable energy trust program, green jobs competitive pool program within trust program for promoting renewable energy system installation: SHB 1301
Sustainable energy trust program, green jobs competitive pool program within trust program, measuring effectiveness through performance milestones: SHB 1301
Sustainable energy trust program, green jobs tax credit account within program for promoting renewable energy system installation: HB 1301
Sustainable energy trust program, green jobs tax credit account within program, measuring effectiveness through performance milestones: HB 1301
Washington state energy freedom act, prohibiting state agency regulation of greenhouse gas emissions without legislative authorization: HB 1169
Wind turbines, applications to construct, notifying landowners: HB 1193
ENERGY CODE  (See BUILDING CODES/PERMITS)
ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL  ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL RSS Feed
               
Composition and duties of council, comprehensive changes: HB 1374, SHB 1374, E2SHB 1374
Deposits and cost reimbursements of council, administrative processes for: HB 2406, ESHB 2406
Energy facilities, council to adopt standards for siting, construction, operation, and decommissioning: HB 1374, SHB 1374, E2SHB 1374
Gubernatorial appointments of legislators, restrictions: SB 5004
ENERGY SUPPLY AND ENERGY CONSERVATION, JOINT COMMITTEE ON  (See ENERGY; LEGISLATURE)
ENGINEERS  (See LICENSING, DEPARTMENT; PROFESSIONS)
ENHANCED FOOD FISH TAX  (See TAXES - ENHANCED FOOD FISH)
ENTERPRISE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT  ENTERPRISE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also CAPITAL PROJECTS ADVISORY REVIEW BOARD)
Central services of state government, including department, conforming amendments prompted by reorganization and streamlining: HB 2098, SHB 2098
Competitive contracting, excluding the department from certain processes involving: SB 5717, SSB 5717
Contracts, for capital and transportation projects, providing information online, department role: HB 2104
Contracts, outsourcing services, requiring impact statement: HB 2743, SHB 2743, 2SHB 2743, SB 6548
Enterprise services account, modifying provisions: HB 1972
Fuel, local government usage, department recommendations for purchasing decisions: HB 1602
Information technology services, contracting for, limiting to support of enterprise technology applications in certain cases: SB 5891
Interpreter services, defining "language access providers" for state agency purchasing purposes, including department role: HB 1753, ESHB 1753, 2SHB 1753, EHB 2617, SB 5833
Leaf blowers, department to ensure grounds care does not include use of: SB 6342
Outsourcing services to private sector or nonprofit, establishing taxpayer protection act concerning: HB 2743, SHB 2743, 2SHB 2743, SB 6548
Personnel service fund, discontinuing use by department of enterprise services: HB 1972
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), state purchasing preference for products not containing, department role: SB 6086, * SSB 6086, CH 135 (2014)
Procurement by state or local government, contract length limitation and termination prohibition: HB 1143
Procurement by state or local government, nonsubstantive changes to statutes: HB 2374, ESHB 2374
Procurement by state, reasons for debarment of contractors to include fraud and false medicaid claims: * SB 5948, CH 34 (2013)
Programs and services performed by department, adding to list to be reviewed by office of financial management: SB 5717, SSB 5717
Public buildings, department to develop high-performance standard to be known as the LEED plus W standard: SB 6341
Purchasing of goods and services, competitive bid process, preference for in-state businesses, department role: HB 1938
Purchasing services and activities, technology services board to approve certain contracting for department: SB 5717, SSB 5717
Real property, surplus governmental, selling or leasing by department for affordable low-income housing: HB 1563, SHB 1563, E2SHB 1563, SB 5598, SSB 5598
Risk management office, claims for damages due to tortious conduct, electronic presentment: HB 1762, * SB 5136, CH 188 (2013)
Rule making by department, specific grant of legislative authority, requirement: HB 1163
Self-insurance, local government, to support LEOFF plan 1 retirees to develop voluntarily risk pool for certain medical costs: SB 5916, SSB 5916
State agency employees, payroll parking and transit fee deductions, authorizing pretax payment, conditions: HB 1456, * SHB 1456, CH 124 (2013)
Surveillance using extraordinary sensing devices, department to convene work group: * EHB 2789 (2014) V
Vessels, publicly owned, transfer by department: HB 1245, * ESHB 1245, CH 291 (2013), SB 5663, ESSB 5663
ENVIRONMENT  ENVIRONMENT RSS Feed
               (See also CLIMATE; COMPOSTING; ECOLOGY, DEPARTMENT; LITTERING; RECYCLING)
Chemicals and chemical mixtures in environment, department of health to evaluate and report: SB 5348
Cultural resources of Washington state, protecting: SHB 2709
Cultural resources of Washington state, protecting, relationship to state environmental policy act: HB 1809, HB 2709
Emergency engines or backup generators, compliance with emissions requirements, standards for: SB 5796, SSB 5796
Energy facility site certification, energy facility site evaluation council environmental review and impact statement: HB 1374, SHB 1374, E2SHB 1374
Environmental decision making by certain state agencies, including community organizations in permit issuance and clean-up plan adoption: HB 1434
Environmental impact statement, nonproject, recovery of preparation costs by city or county: HB 1104, HB 1682, HB 1717, * ESHB 1717, CH 243 (2013)
Environmental impact statement, transportation projects, expedited process for review and approval: ESHB 1978, HB 2070, SHB 2070, SB 6051
Environmental justice, state agency efforts concerning disproportionately adverse health and environmental impacts on low-income persons and minorities: HB 1434, HB 2312, SHB 2312, SB 6417
Environmental legacy stewardship account, shifting funding of certain programs to: SB 5990
Environmental legacy stewardship account, using moneys for competitive grant program to reduce storm water pollution: * HB 2079, CH 28 (2013)
Environmentally designated land, existing, satisfying mitigation requirements for public infrastructure projects with: HB 2269
Floatation devices used in state waters, requiring that polystyrene foam be encapsulated: SB 5546
Green jobs competitive pool program, promoting installation of renewable energy systems through incentive payments: SHB 1301
Green jobs tax credit account, promoting installation of renewable energy systems through incentive payments from account: HB 1301
Marijuana, environmental impacts of various means of producing, liquor control board to consult with department to examine: HB 1992
Mercury-containing light product stewardship program, repealing program and account: SB 5658
Mercury-containing lights, producers to pay registration and administration fees for reimbursing documented recycling and administrative costs: SB 5658
Mercury-containing lights, product stewardship organizations, provisions: HB 1444, HB 2246, * ESHB 2246, CH 119 (2014), SB 6177, SSB 6177
Off-road vehicles, increasing safe, legal, and environmentally acceptable recreation opportunities for: HB 1632, * ESHB 1632, CH 23 (2013), SB 5513
Private property rights, protecting from United Nations Agenda 21 policies: HB 1165, SB 5011
Scientific uncertainty, state agency authorization in spite of uncertainty to act to prevent environmental and human health damage: SB 5255
State environmental policy act, categorical exemption for certain short plat and subdivision actions: HB 2595
State environmental policy act, categorical exemptions for certain development proposals: HB 2090
State environmental policy act, environmental impact statement provisions: HB 1104, HB 1682, HB 1717, * ESHB 1717, CH 243 (2013), HB 2090, HB 2096
State environmental policy act, exemption for street, highway, or ferry facility construction or maintenance implementing best management practices: HB 2097
State environmental policy act, judicial review of decisions made under, cause of action for persons adversely affected by: HB 2271
State environmental policy act, traffic impacts mitigation fees imposed under, limiting city authority to impose in certain cases: HB 2161, SB 6263
State environmental policy act, wireless communications structures: HB 1183, * SHB 1183, CH 317 (2013), SB 5098
Transportation projects, environmental and compensatory mitigation, meeting requirements with existing environmentally designated land: HB 2095
Transportation projects, environmental review and permitting, exemption for certain department of transportation projects: SHB 2070
Transportation projects, environmental review and permitting, minimizing permit delays for compensatory mitigation projects: ESHB 1957, HB 1999, HB 2070, SHB 2070, SB 6051
Transportation projects, environmental review and permitting, prohibiting adoption or maintaining of requirements by certain agencies when more stringent: HB 1996
Transportation projects, environmental review and permitting, reforming to expedite projects through streamlined environmental decision making: HB 1978, ESHB 1978, HB 2070, SHB 2070, SB 6051
Transportation projects, environmental review and protection, applying federal requirements: HB 2093
Transportation projects, in local comprehensive plans subject to environmental analysis, state environmental policy act exemption: HB 2096
Transportation projects, new construction or maintenance activities using best management practices, removing certain limits and environmental requirements: HB 2097
Violations of environmental law, involving hazardous waste or fish and wildlife enforcement code, attorney general authority and power: HB 1655
Wireless communications structures, modifying requirements for exemption from certain environmental policies: HB 1183, * SHB 1183, CH 317 (2013), SB 5098
ESCROW AND ESCROW AGENTS  (See PERSONAL PROPERTY; PROFESSIONS; REAL ESTATE AND REAL PROPERTY)
ESTATE TAX  (See TAXES - ESTATE TAX)
ESTATES  (See ESTATES, TRUSTS, AND PROBATE; TAXES - ESTATE TAX)
ESTATES, TRUSTS, AND PROBATE  ESTATES, TRUSTS, AND PROBATE RSS Feed
               (See also TAXES - ESTATE TAX)
Dispute resolution, judicial proceeding commenced as new action: HB 1446, SHB 1446, SB 5135, * SSB 5135, CH 246 (2013)
Guardians or limited guardians, of incapacitated persons with estates, requirements: HB 1508, SB 6411
Guardians, for incapacitated adults, improving protections for adults by modifying guardianship provisions: HB 1816, SB 5694
Guardians, standby or standby limited, modifying provisions: * SB 5692, CH 304 (2013)
Guardians, theft or financial exploitation by, inheritance prohibitions and disclosure requirements in cases of: SB 6502
Real property transfer, Washington uniform real property transfer on death act: HB 1117, * 2ESHB 1117, CH 58 (2014)
Trusts and trustees, revising various statutes: * SB 5344, CH 272 (2013)
Uniform power of attorney act, including power of attorney statutes and repeal of chapter 11.94 RCW: SB 6353
Wills, dissolution of marriage or domestic partnership after making, adding stepchild of former spouse or partner to provisions: SB 5067
ESTHETICS  (See PROFESSIONS)
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT  ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT RSS Feed
               (See also EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD; LEGISLATIVE ETHICS BOARD; PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION)
Complaints and investigations, modifying provisions: SB 5577, * ESSB 5577, CH 190 (2013)
Elected officials, statewide, activities constituting official duties of: SB 6580
Ethics advisor or advisors, each agency to designate, requirements: SB 5577, * ESSB 5577, CH 190 (2013)
Ethics defense trust funds, creation by state officer holding elective office: SB 6448
Ethics defense trust funds, creation by state officers: SSB 6448
Investigation records, exemption from public inspection and copying: SB 5577
Investigation records, identity of state employee or officer filing ethics board complaint, exemption from public inspection and copying: * ESSB 5577, CH 190 (2013)
Municipal employees, to be included in certain contract beneficial interest provisions of municipal officer code of ethics: HB 1867
Municipal officers, code of ethics for, modifying certain contract beneficial interest provisions to include municipal employees: HB 1867
State employees, requiring truthfulness in providing information concerning their employment and duties and other matters: SB 5504
State employees, state facility de minimis use for communicating health care, insurance, or retirement information to: * HB 1785, CH 28 (2014)
State government, ethics violations, investigations, and related provisions: SB 5063
Whistleblowers, prohibiting reprisals or retaliatory actions: SB 5577, * ESSB 5577, CH 190 (2013)
EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE, THE  (See COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES)
EXCISE TAX  (See TAXES - EXCISE TAX)
EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD  EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD RSS Feed
               
Complaints and investigations, modifying provisions: SB 5577, * ESSB 5577, CH 190 (2013)
Eliminating board and transferring duties to public disclosure commission: HB 1005, SHB 1005, 2SHB 1005
EXPLOSIVES AND EXPLOSIVE DEVICES  (See PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY)