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

EARLY LEARNING, DEPARTMENT  EARLY LEARNING, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also CHILD CARE)
Agency, definition of, modifying for early learning programs purposes: HB 2671, * SB 6371, CH 231 (2016)
Background checks, on child care workers, department access to various records for: HB 2621, ESHB 2621, SB 6370, SSB 6370
Bilingual and dual language education, early learning grant program, creating, department role: HB 1783, SB 5675, SSB 5675
Child care, 5 year olds in or not in elementary school, in same group, requirement: HB 2511
Child care, integrating preschool with: HB 1491, SHB 1491, * 2E2SHB 1491, CH 7 (2015), SB 5452, SSB 5452, E2SSB 5452, SSB 6059
Child care, kindergartners, in mixed group or classroom, requirement: * ESHB 2511, CH 169 (2016)
Disabilities, children from birth to age three with, early intervention services, DEL as lead agency: HB 1794, * SB 5879, CH 57 (2016)
Early achievers program, child care programs quality award and tiered reimbursement, forecasting: HB 2378, SHB 2378, SB 6279
Early achievers program, community information and involvement plan for: SHB 1541, E2SHB 1541, 3SHB 1541, * 4SHB 1541, CH 72 (2016), SB 6192
Early achievers program, joint select committee on, establishing: * 2E2SHB 1491, CH 7 (2015), SSB 6059
Early achievers program, modifying provisions: HB 1491, SHB 1491, * 2E2SHB 1491, CH 7 (2015), SB 5452, SSB 5452, E2SSB 5452, SSB 6059
Early achievers review subcommittee, early learning advisory council to convene: HB 1491, SHB 1491, * 2E2SHB 1491, CH 7 (2015), SB 5452, SSB 5452, E2SSB 5452, SSB 6059
Early care and education system, improving through early start act: HB 1491, SHB 1491, * 2E2SHB 1491, CH 7 (2015), SB 5452, SSB 5452, E2SSB 5452, SSB 6059
Early childhood education and assistance program, eligibility forecast, moving to caseload forecast council: SB 5999, * SSB 5999, CH 128 (2015)
Early childhood education and assistance program, modifying provisions: HB 1491, SHB 1491, * 2E2SHB 1491, CH 7 (2015), SB 5452, SSB 5452, E2SSB 5452, SSB 6059
Early learning advisory council, to advise department, establishing: SSB 5452, E2SSB 5452
Fatality and near fatality reviews, by department, procedures: * ESHB 1126, CH 199 (2015)
Fatality reviews, by department, procedures: HB 1126
Native early child care and education, office of, creation within department: SB 5160
Preschool and early learning, funding for, prioritizing biennial state revenue growth for education: HB 1385, SB 5063, SSB 5063
School age child care, licensing and health and safety requirements, director's duties: HB 2100
Working connections child care, eligibility for child protective services child care recipients, when: HB 2716, SHB 2716, SB 6598
Working connections child care, modifying provisions: HB 1491, SHB 1491, * 2E2SHB 1491, CH 7 (2015), SB 5452, SSB 5452, E2SSB 5452, SSB 6059
Working connections child care, reporting modifications: SB 5098, SSB 5098, 2SSB 5098
EAST ASIAN MEDICINE  (See HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS)
ECOLOGY, DEPARTMENT  ECOLOGY, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; HAZARDOUS WASTE; STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS; WATER POLLUTION; WATER RIGHTS)
Actions by department, selective review by joint administrative rules review committee, when: HB 1816, HB 2554
Agricultural activity discharges from land, violation reported by named third party, notice by department of: SB 6551
Alternative water systems or supplies, for potable water, ordinance and information requirements, department role: HB 1793, SHB 1793
Animal feeding operations, concentrated, discharging to groundwater, general permit issuance and program for: HB 2840, SB 6568, SSB 6568
Applications and permits, requiring consistent and prompt department decision making: SB 5197, SSB 5197
Architectural paint recovery program, creation, department to enforce: HB 1571, ESHB 1571, SB 5926, SB 6142
Asphalt production facilities, notice of construction order of approval, updated, department role: HB 2385
Buildings' energy use, energy benchmarking program provisions, department role: HB 1278
Carbon pollution market and competitiveness certificate programs, creating, department role: HB 1314, SHB 1314, SB 5283, SB 6121
Chehalis basin, office of, establishing in department: * HB 2856, CH 194 (2016)
Chemicals, highly toxic, targeting and replacing, department role: HB 1472, SHB 1472, E2SHB 1472, SB 5406, SB 6131, SSB 6131
Chemicals, permanent chemical safety committee, establishing, department role: SHB 1472
Clean water act, federal, timely department preliminary and revised certification decisions under: SB 6172
Clean water act, federal, watershed management action projects by special purpose districts, certifying under: SHB 2616
Clean water act, federal, watershed management action projects by watershed improvement districts, certifying under: HB 2616, SB 6175
Cleanup of waste sites, remedial action appeals, ensuring unaffected action continues, department role: SB 5829, SSB 5829
Columbia Basin project, federal, exceeding number of acres irrigated, department authority to allow, when: SB 6537
Conservation corps, using Puget Sound corps for forage fish surveying: SHB 1152
Drought preparedness measures, modifying department role: HB 1836, SHB 1836, E2SHB 1836
Drought, drinking water supply projects, state drought preparedness account funds for, department role: HB 2863
Economic justice and environmental equity advisory committee, creating, department role: HB 1314, SB 5283
Elwha-Dungeness river basin, WRIA 18, certain water rights applications, department to act on: * ESSB 6513, CH 117 (2016)
Environmental permit applications, review of, notice to residents of highly impacted communities, when: SB 5618
Environmental statutes, various, updating for efficiency and local government flexibility: HB 2486, SHB 2486, SB 6257
Facilities, criteria-pollutant sources, notice of construction permits for, prohibiting department issuance for certain areas: HB 2980
Federal agencies, grant or loan from department, requirements: HB 2480, SHB 2480
Fish passage barriers, removal activities, compensatory mitigation, department role: * 2ESSB 5996, CH 17 (2015) PV
Flame retardants, in children's products and upholstered furniture, limiting, department role: * ESHB 2545, CH 176 (2016), SSB 5056, 2SSB 5056, SB 6131, SSB 6131
Flood risk reduction and habitat restoration, office of, establishing in department: HB 2614
Gasoline vapor control systems, stage II, analysis of requirements, department role: HB 1891, SHB 1891, SB 5330
Greenhouse gas emissions, electric generation facilities, state plan compliance options, department role: SHB 2506
Greenhouse gas emissions, electric generation facilities, state plan mass-based compliance option, department selection: HB 2506
Greenhouse gas emissions, restricting beyond federal regulations, prohibiting: HB 2421
Greenhouse gas emissions, source reduction activities credit, department rules to allow: HB 2684
Greenhouse gas emissions, statewide limit, requiring authorization in legislation for department rule or policy: SB 6173
Highway projects, coastal zone management act consistency determinations, deadline: SB 5855
Hydropower licensing, relicensing, and license implementation program, reports, department role: * SHB 1130, CH 75 (2016)
Land use actions by department, significant, empirical science use: HB 1963, SB 5622, SSB 5622
Light pollution, department to study: HB 2057
Motor vehicle emissions, adoption of standards, modifying department regulatory authority: HB 1487, SHB 1487, SB 5423
Noise control, updating certain statutes: HB 2486, SHB 2486, SB 6257
Oil spill and hazardous materials response, Columbia river and Grays Harbor, department role: SSB 5057, E2SSB 5057
Oil spill and hazardous materials response, emergency responder grants, department role: SB 5057, SSB 5057, E2SSB 5057
Oil transport, by railroad, contingency plans for biological oils and blends, department role: SB 6576
Oil transport, contingency plans, notice, responsibility, and response, department role: HB 1449, * ESHB 1449, CH 274 (2015), SB 5087, SB 5834, SB 6418
Oil transport, safety of, hazardous materials emergency response reporting, department role: SHB 2575
Oil transport, safety of, updating oil shipment study, master document, and report, department role: HB 2575
Pharmaceutical waste, sorting and disposal, convening work group to consider, department role: ESHB 1845, * ESB 5577, CH 119 (2015)
Pharmaceutical waste, sorting and disposal, negotiated rule making with certain parties, department role: HB 1845
Proof of water reliance, for building permit recipients, application process for, department role: SB 6584
Reservations of water for domestic use, requirements, department role: SB 5129, SSB 5129
Rule making, applicable to transportation projects, more stringent than in abutting jurisdiction, prohibition: HB 2013
Rule making, department policies, requiring APA adoption, WAC codification, and legislative ratification: HB 1204, SB 5366
Rule making, department rules and policies, abrogation by governor or legislature: HB 1202, SB 5367
Shoreline development proposals, exempt from certain permit requirements, two general permits for, department role: HB 2036
Skagit river, recharging basin and aiding certain well users, department feasibility study: * ESB 6589, CH 227 (2016)
Solid waste, disease and pest control, department regulatory role: SB 6605, * ESSB 6605, CH 119 (2016)
Stream flows, base and minimum instream, mitigating effect of permit-exempt groundwater withdrawals on, department to evaluate: SB 5965, SSB 5965
Stream flows, favorable or enhanced, management of forests to create, optional compensation of DNR for: HB 2071
Stream flows, instream rules adopted by department, private property loss due to, public policy institute to study: HB 2952
Transportation projects, streamlined environmental decision making, department role: SB 5996, * 2ESSB 5996, CH 17 (2015) PV
Turf, synthetic turf fields, establishing advisory group, study, restrictions, and requirements, department role: SB 6540
Wastewater, discharge permits, enhanced biological nutrient removal or other technology requirement: SB 6191
Water banking, information about banks in state and, department role: * SSB 6179, CH 215 (2016)
Water infrastructure, grant program for, department role: SB 5628
Water quality violations, modifying department quality determination and enforcement procedures: SB 5062, SB 5584, SSB 5584
Water resources, department power and duties, transfer to Washington water commission after its creation: SB 5801
Wenatchee river basin, WRIA 45, water rights applications, department to act on: SB 6513, * ESSB 6513, CH 117 (2016)
ECONOMIC AND REVENUE FORECAST COUNCIL  ECONOMIC AND REVENUE FORECAST COUNCIL RSS Feed
               
Expenditure limit, state, synchronizing revisions with budget requirements, council role: * EHB 2267, CH 29 (2015)
Forecasts, economic and revenue, on same date during all legislative sessions, council role: HB 1477, SB 5064
Forecasts, economic and revenue, to include agency savings due to lean and performance management: SB 5279
Revenue forecasts, baseline revenue estimate and impact of current tax preferences: HB 2666
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT  ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RSS Feed
               (See also COMMUNITY ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION BOARD; GROWTH MANAGEMENT; LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS; LOCAL GOVERNMENT)
Business assistance materials, including business and regulatory requirements, developing: SB 6221, SB 6669, SSB 6669
Cannabis, state cannabis industry and economic development committee, establishing: SB 5858
Clean energy economy, Washington's, legislative task force on, establishing: SB 6545
Council for the Pacific Northwest economic region, state, legislative committee on creation of, establishing: HB 2866, SB 6479
Economic gardening pilot project, creating within department of commerce: * ESB 6100, CH 212 (2016)
Eminent domain, using for economic development, prohibiting, when: HB 2038, SB 5363
Federal funding opportunities, tracking and maximizing in Washington: * SB 6220, CH 12 (2016) V
Food, economic development of local system, studying: HB 1710, SHB 1710
Indian tribal property, use for economic development, property tax exemption provisions: SB 5811
Innovation and retaining and creating jobs in Washington, joint legislative task force on fostering, establishing: SB 5934
Investment projects, businesses taxes from, deferral and investment in workforce training: SB 5112, SSB 5112, * ESSB 6057, CH 6 (2015)
Joint legislative oversight committee on economic development, trade policy, and international relations, creating: HB 2528
Manufacturing partnerships and development, department of commerce role: SB 6078
Marijuana, state cannabis industry and economic development committee, establishing: SB 5858
Middle market business and retaining and creating jobs in Washington, legislative task force on, establishing: SSB 5934
Pacific Northwest manufacturing partnership advisory committee, appointing: SB 6078
Post-wildfire recovery, Chelan and Okanogan counties, expenditures for: HB 1125
Projects of statewide significance, for economic development: ESB 5111
Silicon smelters, supporting in Washington, tax credits and exemptions for: HB 2977, SHB 2977, SB 6684
State land improvement financing area, for certain state lands sold or being sold, creating: * HB 2842, CH 192 (2016), SB 6580
Tax incentives for economic development, annual report and survey used for, consolidating: HB 2879
EDUCATION  (See BUDGETS; COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES; COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES; EDUCATION, BOARD; PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, SUPERINTENDENT; SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS)
EDUCATION DATA CENTER  (See FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE)
EDUCATION OMBUDS, OFFICE  EDUCATION OMBUDS, OFFICE RSS Feed
               
Family engagement coordinators and related terms, definition and model, office role: HB 1408, SHB 1408, * 2SHB 1408, CH 79 (2016)
EDUCATION, BOARD  EDUCATION, BOARD RSS Feed
               
Abolishing board, in conjunction with creating department of education: HB 2947
Achievement index, annual school rating system for, board to revise: HB 1714
Achievement index, grading schools A-F, board role: HB 2729
Achievement index, schools and districts for recognition, basing on separate performance indicators: SHB 1714
Day, less than six hours of instruction, waiver to allow, prohibiting granting by board: HB 1805
Duties of board, reevaluation by legislature and transfer of appropriate duties to OSPI: HB 2117
Eliminating state board of education and transferring duties and functions to OSPI: SB 5967
Year, 180-day requirement waivers, board authority: * HB 2476, CH 99 (2016)
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GAP OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE  EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GAP OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE RSS Feed
               
Family engagement coordinators and related terms, definition and model, committee role: HB 1408, SHB 1408, * 2SHB 1408, CH 79 (2016)
Recommendations of committee, implementing: HB 1541, SHB 1541, E2SHB 1541, 3SHB 1541, * 4SHB 1541, CH 72 (2016), SB 6192
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DISTRICTS  (See SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS)
ELECTED OFFICIALS  (See JUDGES; LEGISLATURE; LOCAL GOVERNMENT; STATE GOVERNMENT)
ELECTIONS  ELECTIONS RSS Feed
               (See also CAMPAIGNS; PUBLIC DISCLOSURE COMMISSION)
Advisory votes on tax legislation, removing requirement, when: HJR 4213, SJR 8208, SJR 8212
Advisory votes, recounts for, prohibiting: * HB 2623, CH 204 (2016), SB 6339
Advisory votes, repealing: HB 1323, SHB 1323, SB 6185
Annexation, direct petition method, voter approval: HB 1848
Auditors, county, election data maintaining and reporting by, standards for: HB 2852, * ESHB 2852, CH 134 (2016)
Auditors, county, running for reelection, excluding name from certain voting materials: HB 1377, * HB 1858, CH 83 (2016)
Ballot envelopes, secrecy flaps for, requirements: HB 2753
Ballot measures, explanatory and fiscal impact statements for: * HB 2055, CH 171 (2015) PV
Ballot measures, legislative work sessions on, authorizing: SSB 5661
Ballot measures, voter-initiated, required information and filing fees: HB 1942, SHB 1942
Ballot propositions, legislative hearings on, authorizing: SB 5661
Ballot titles, including fiscal impact statements for certain initiative measures in: SB 5715, SSB 5715
Ballots, candidate names on, appearing multiple times: HB 2292
Ballots, candidate names on, order of: SB 5108
Ballots, counted and rejected, daily availability of records of: HB 2852
Ballots, counted, daily availability of records of: * ESHB 2852, CH 134 (2016)
Ballots, permanent drop boxes for, county auditor duties: HB 2436, SHB 2436
Ballots, rejection practices, statewide survey to be conducted: * ESHB 2852, CH 134 (2016), HB 2854
Ballots, requiring prepaid postage and state reimbursement of county for cost: HB 1724, SB 5344
Ballots, returning by fax or email: HB 1143
Ballots, uniform design, developing: HB 1849, SHB 1849
Ballots, vote tallying equipment, master contract and equipment replacement fund for: HB 1849, SHB 1849
Candidates, declarations of candidacy after incumbent withdraws, voter fraud protection act: SB 6618
Candidates, filing fee petitions and supplemental petitions, procedures: HB 2477, SHB 2477
Candidates, filing fee petitions, electronic filing with electronic signatures: HB 2469
Candidates, for statewide office, criminal charges against or investigation of, disclosure: SB 6108
Candidates, presidential, state party use of primary results for delegate selection, when: HB 2949
Candidates, write-in, filing requirements: HB 1026, HB 1635, SHB 1635
Candidates, write-in, percentage of votes required for general election ballot: HB 1548
District-based elections, authority for cities, towns, and counties to conduct: HB 1745, ESHB 1745, E2SHB 1745, HB 2617, SB 5668, SB 6129, SB 6663
Districts, legislative and congressional, redistricting plan completion date, advancing: * SJR 8210 (2016)
Districts, redistricting committees for county commissioner districts, establishing: EHB 2610, SB 6514
Districts, redistricting, Washington voting rights act of 2015 to require, when: HB 1745, ESHB 1745, SB 5668
Districts, redistricting, Washington voting rights act of 2016 to require, when: E2SHB 1745, SB 6663
Election assistants and deputies, participation as "elections professionals" in election administrator programs: HB 2853, SHB 2853
Electoral systems of political subdivisions, changing to authorized alternative system, when: HB 1745, ESHB 1745, E2SHB 1745, SB 5668, SB 6663
Free and fair elections amendment, requesting that Congress call a limited convention for: HJM 4000, SJM 8015
Irrigation district elections, task force on, establishing: HB 1266
Measures, errors involving, various cases and procedures: * HB 2624, CH 130 (2016)
Money spent on elections, requesting that Congress regulate: HJM 4004
Money spent on elections, undue influence of, I-735, requesting U.S. constitutional amendment to eliminate: SI 735, HI 735
Money spent on elections, undue influence of, requesting U.S. constitutional amendment to eliminate: HB 2848, SB 6505, SJM 8011
Online elections, conservation district online election pilot project, establishing: SB 6600
Presidential electors, provisions: HB 2208, HB 2293
Primaries, partisan, positions with one candidate: HB 1023
Primaries, partisan, positions with two candidates: HB 2731
Primaries, presidential, provisions: HB 2139, HB 2185, HB 2949, SB 5978, SB 6277
Prosecuting attorney, county, as partisan or nonpartisan office: HB 2302
Recall petitions, signature gatherers for, entities that compensate, disclosure requirements: HB 1463, SB 5375
Reconciliation reports for elections, county auditors and secretary of state duties: HB 2435, SHB 2435
References to elections statutes, correcting: HB 1806, * SHB 1806, CH 53 (2015)
School district bonds, requiring simple majority to authorize: HB 1941, HJR 4210
Secretary of state, running for reelection, excluding name from certain voting materials: * HB 1858, CH 83 (2016)
Special elections, certification requirements: HB 2075
Special elections, in February and April, eliminating: HB 1379
Special elections, resolution for, deadline for presenting: HB 1919, * SHB 1919, CH 146 (2015)
Supreme court justices, authorizing partisan elections for: HB 1051
Supreme court justices, election districts for elections: HB 1350, HB 2030, HJR 4211, SB 5685, SJR 8205
Supreme court justices, election districts for partisan elections for: HJR 4201
Voter fraud protection act, declarations of candidacy after incumbent withdraws: SB 6618
Voters' pamphlet, fiscal impact statements for ballot measures: HB 1228
Voters' pamphlet, fiscal notes for initiatives: HB 1229
Voting, for write-in candidate, conditions: HB 1026, HB 1635, SHB 1635
Voting, poll-site voting and identification requirements: HB 1210
Voting, polling place voting, county authority to conduct: SB 5184
Voting, preregistration for 16- and 17-year-olds: HB 1294
Voting, preregistration for 17-year-olds, procedures: HB 2707, SB 6340
Voting, registration, automatic at qualified voter registration agencies, process: HB 2682, SHB 2682, SB 6379
Voting, registration, deadline for: HB 1144, HB 1428, SHB 1428, SB 5527, SSB 5527
Voting, registration, landlords to provide new tenants with information: HB 1866, SB 5259
Voting, registration, motor voter preregistration for 16- and 17-year olds: SB 5140
Voting, registration, verification of qualifications, including U.S. citizenship: SB 5201
Voting, registration, verification of U.S. citizenship: HB 2209
Voting, signature stamp use for: HB 1039, SHB 1039
Voting, student voter registration and voting, higher education institution plans to increase: HB 2890, SB 6474
Voting, student voter registration at higher education institution, modifying deadline for: SB 6539
Voting, Washington voting rights act of 2015, concerning equal voting opportunity for protected classes: HB 1745, ESHB 1745, SB 5668
Voting, Washington voting rights act of 2016, concerning equal voting opportunity for protected classes: E2SHB 1745, SB 6663
ELECTRIC VEHICLES  (See MOTOR VEHICLES)
ELECTRICAL BOARD  (See CONTRACTORS)
ELECTRICIANS  (See CONTRACTORS)
ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS  ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS RSS Feed
               
Amusement machines, regulatory provisions: HB 2001, SHB 2001
Appliances, like-in-kind replacement, use of certified appliance repair specialty electricians: HB 1608, SB 5845
Appliances, like-in-kind replacement, use of certified HVAC/refrigeration specialty electrician: HB 1608, SB 5845
Cameras, body cameras used by law enforcement and/or corrections officers: SHB 1917, * EHB 2362, CH 163 (2016)
Cameras, body worn, legislative task force on law enforcement and corrections agency use of: * EHB 2362, CH 163 (2016)
Cameras, vehicle-mounted and body worn, legislative task force on law enforcement use of: SHB 1917
Efficiency standards, including battery charger systems: 2ESHB 1100
Efficiency standards, including battery charger systems and certain lamps: HB 1100
Electronic monitoring devices, alcohol or personal, sales and use tax exemptions for: HB 2983
Modular electrical systems, UL-listed for commercial furniture, electrician licensing exemption for installing or maintaining: SB 6085, SSB 6085
Radar devices, deployment by law enforcement, requiring signed search warrant for: HB 2216
Recorders, law enforcement oversight, requirements: HB 1910, SB 5732
Recycling companies, representation on materials management and financing authority board: HB 2903, SB 6128, SB 6378
Sensing devices, extraordinary, use by government agencies, requirements and prohibitions: HB 1639, ESHB 1639, SB 5714
Webcams, unauthorized remote access, civil action for: SB 5106
ELEVATORS  (See CONVEYANCES)
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SERVICES RSS Feed
               (See also FIRE PROTECTION; HEALTH CARE; SENIOR CITIZENS; VULNERABLE ADULTS)
Ambulance and aid services, drugs for use by, hospital pharmacy dispensing of: HB 1625, * SHB 1625, CH 255 (2015)
Ambulance service providers, nonprofit, enrolling volunteer emergency workers in volunteer firefighters' and reserve officers' retirement system: SSB 6026
Ambulance service providers, nonprofit, volunteer of as "emergency worker" for state retirement purposes, when: SB 6026
Ambulance service, authority to establish as part of fire protection district formation, when: SSB 6387
Ambulances, patient transport to non-hospital facilities, guidelines: HB 1721, * SHB 1721, CH 157 (2015), HB 2044
Call location and information, providing to law enforcement responding to emergency: SB 5158, * ESSB 5158, CH 190 (2015)
Developmental disability, person with, residing at address, alerting first responders regarding: SB 6465
Disability, person with, alerting first responders when at scene: HB 2287, SHB 2287
Disability, person with, training program for 911 personnel and first responders when at scene: SHB 2287
Dispatch operators, classifying as uniformed personnel for arbitration purposes: HB 1122
Emergency management services, LEOFF plan 2 member providing, death or disability benefits: HB 2592, * SB 6263, CH 115 (2016)
Emergency medical services and trauma care steering committee, EMT medications: * SHB 1625, CH 255 (2015)
Emergency medical technicians, glucagon for diabetic hypoglycemic episodes: * SHB 1625, CH 255 (2015), HB 1878
Emergency medical technicians, occupational diseases, presumptions for workers' compensation: HB 1602
Emergency medical technicians, participation in community assistance referral and education services programs: * SSB 5591, CH 93 (2015)
Emergency medical technicians, presence at theatrical wrestling shows: HB 2388
Emergency medical technicians, when "firefighting," occupationally related diseases list for: HB 2806, SB 6520
Enhanced 911 system, exempting certain information from public disclosure: * ESHB 1980, CH 224 (2015) PV
EPI pens/epinephrine autoinjectors, providers and purchasers: SB 6421, * SSB 6421, CH 10 (2016)
Hazardous materials plans, submission, emergency management council role: SB 5057, SSB 5057, E2SSB 5057
Inland northwest, emergency response to November 17, 2015 windstorm, recognizing: * HR 4656 (2016), SR 8715
Life alert services, contact information for subscribers, providing to first responders: SB 5346
Medical services, balance billing by out-of-network providers, work group to study ways to eliminate: SHB 2447
Medical services, billing by facility-based participating and nonparticipating providers: HB 2447
Medical services, community assistance referral and education services programs: HB 2044, SHB 2044, HB 2077, SB 5591, * SSB 5591, CH 93 (2015)
Medical services, local government consortium provider, PERS service credit: SB 6523, * SSB 6523, CH 236 (2016) PV
Medical services, medications for acute adrenal insufficiency, EMT use: HB 1498
Medical services, property tax levy, adjusting levy cap: HB 1251
Medical services, rural amphitheater admission surcharge for: HB 1009, SHB 1009, 2SHB 1009, SB 5000, SSB 5000
Natural disaster economic recovery account, creating to aid areas affected by state of emergency: HB 2022, SHB 2022
Notices, multilingual, for emergency disaster communication, requirements: SSB 6657
Notices, public, about risks and during emergencies, to include notices for non-English-proficient persons: HB 2926, SB 6530
Oil transport, contingency plans, limiting certain requirements to railroads hauling crude oil or petroleum products: HB 2896
Oil transport, contingency plans, notice, financial responsibility, and emergency response: HB 1449, * ESHB 1449, CH 274 (2015), SB 5087, SB 5834, SB 6418
Oil transport, safety of, hazardous materials emergency response reporting: SHB 2575
Oil transport, safety of, updating oil shipment study, master document, and report: HB 2575
Personal emergency response services, contact information for subscribers, providing to first responders: * ESSB 5346, CH 30 (2015)
Physician's trained emergency medical service intermediate life support technician and paramedic, renaming: HB 2044, SHB 2044
Risk resources, mobilizing state fire services according to state plan: * HB 1389, CH 181 (2015), SB 5181
School districts, continuity of operations of: SB 6553
Schools, public and private, safe school plans and procedures for disaster preparation: HB 2257
State agencies, continuity of operations of: * HB 1047, CH 61 (2015), SB 5020
Vehicles, authorized emergency, toll bridge charges exemption for: SB 6653
EMERGENCY, STATE OF  (See GOVERNOR)
EMINENT DOMAIN  EMINENT DOMAIN RSS Feed
               
Acquiring agency, negotiations with owners, documentation requirements: SB 5809, SSB 5809
Economic development, use of eminent domain for, prohibiting, when: HB 2038, SB 5363
Electrical transmission lines, eminent domain proceedings for use of land for, option for property owner: HB 2047
Government agency of another state, prohibiting taking of private property for transfer to: SB 5189, SSB 5189
Public use facilities or necessary public services, limiting use of private land to: SB 5188
EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES  (See BUSINESSES)
EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES  EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES RSS Feed
               (See also CONTRACTORS; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS; LABOR; UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION; WAGES AND HOURS; WORKERS' COMPENSATION)
Arrests or convictions, employers prematurely asking applicants about: HB 1701, SHB 1701, 2SHB 1701, SB 5608
Background checks, criminal, of employees of private cloud service providers, proprietary information relating to, disclosure exemption: ESHB 2604
Background checks, criminal, of private employees, proprietary information relating to, disclosure exemption: HB 2604, SB 6356
Bullying in workplace, subjective employee to abusive work environment, as unfair labor practice: HB 2894, SB 6532
Cell phones and plans, employee mandatory use, reimbursement by employer: HB 1510
Child support, income withholding orders, employer funds remittance by electronic means: SB 6499
Communications, between employees concerning compensation, protecting: SB 6651, SB 6655
Communications, between workers concerning wages and employment, protecting: HB 1646, ESHB 1646, SB 5630, SB 6442
Dairy farms, safety and health standards and employee training, including violations: HB 2484, SHB 2484
Family and medical leave insurance, implementing: HB 1273, SHB 1273, SB 5459
Health care insurance, cost-sharing for certain health care, restricting: HB 2408, SHB 2408, SB 6266
Health care, affordable care act employer responsibility penalty, extending to certain employers, when: HB 1931
Health care, employees covered by medical assistance, employer responsibility penalty and related provisions: SB 5895
Inventions, assignment to employer of employee's rights to, exceptions: SB 6106
Job losses, large, in impacted areas, preferences for eligible entities, workers, and projects: SB 6478
Leave, sick and safe, minimum standards: HB 1356, SB 5306
Local employment laws and contracts, to apply equally to unionized and nonunionized employers, when: HB 1934, SB 5332
Local regulation of wages, hours, employee retention, and leave, county authority for: SB 6578
Local regulation of wages, hours, employee retention, scheduling, and leave, county authority for: SSB 6578
National guard, state active duty service by member, employment rights: HB 2390, * SB 6202, CH 12 (2016)
Noncompetition agreements, voiding, when: HB 1577, HB 1926, HB 2406, HB 2931, SB 6625
Ombuds for employers interacting with L&I, creating: SB 6081, SSB 6081
Payroll cards, restricting fees for employee use of: HB 2505, SHB 2505
Pregnant women, workplace accommodations for pregnancy and childbirth, when: HB 2307, ESHB 2307, HB 2404, SB 6149, ESSB 6149
Public policy, conduct promoting, protecting employees from employer retaliation for: HB 1894
Restoration of opportunity, certificates of, comprehensive provisions: HB 1553, * 2ESHB 1553, CH 81 (2016)
Retaliation and discrimination against employees, providing protections: HB 1354, SHB 1354, 2SHB 1354, SB 5569
State preemption and occupation of field of wages and hours: HB 2491
State preemption and occupation of field of wages, hours, employee retention, and leave from employment: SB 6029
Student loan repayment assistance, B&O tax credit for employers providing employees with: SB 6608
Thanksgiving day, retail or service employees working on, employer and wage requirements: HB 1694
Vacation leave, minimum paid, requiring: HB 1163
Vehicles, employees', mileage reimbursement and maintenance agreements: * HB 2356, CH 125 (2016), SB 6301, SSB 6301
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT  EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION)
Jail registry information, public interest research use of, adding department to agencies authorized for: SB 6677
Proceedings, subpoena for department records, requiring lawyer affidavit for: HB 1327, SB 5126
Taxpayer information, federal, certain applicants who will have access to, criminal history checks: HB 2737, SB 6252
Training benefits program, reporting requirement, modifying: * EHB 2883, CH 197 (2016)
ENERGY  ENERGY RSS Feed
               (See also AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION; BOILERS AND UNFIRED PRESSURE VESSELS; ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS; FUELS; HAZARDOUS WASTE; OIL AND GAS; UTILITIES; UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION)
Biomass energy, facility's incremental electricity as eligible renewable resource: * ESB 6166 (2016) V
Biomass, forest derived, for energy production, extending tax credit for harvesters: HB 1758, SHB 1758, HB 2104, SB 5700, SB 5904
Boilers and process heaters, energy assessment, when: HB 1095, SHB 1095, * E2SHB 1095, CH 19 (2015)
Building construction, certified third-party green, property tax exemption: HB 2059, SB 5753
Buildings' energy use, energy benchmarking program provisions: HB 1278, SHB 1278, 2SHB 1278
Clean energy economy, Washington's, legislative task force on, establishing: SB 6545
Clean energy education program, developing and establishing: ESSB 5113, SB 6218
Clean energy technologies, joint center for deployment and research in earth-abundant materials, creating: HB 1897, * SHB 1897, CH 20 (2015)
Electric generation facilities, coal displacement power, purchase of: SB 6004, SSB 6004
Electric generation facilities, coal generation retirement program, Washington state: HB 2002, SHB 2002, 2SHB 2002
Electric generation facilities, coal-fired, department of commerce to study retirement of: ESB 5874
Electric generation facilities, coal-fired, UTC to study retirement of: HB 2225
Electric generation facilities, greenhouse gas emissions state plan, compliance options for: SHB 2506
Electric generation facilities, greenhouse gas emissions state plan, mass-based compliance option for: HB 2506
Electric generation facilities, steam electric generating plant, repealing certain statutes: HB 2486, SHB 2486, SB 6257
Electric generation facilities, transition from coal-fired to natural gas-fired plants or biomass energy facilities, tax exemptions in form of remittance for: HB 2715, SHB 2715, 2ESSB 5575
Electric generation facilities, transition from coal-fired to natural gas-fired plants, tax exemptions for: SB 5575
Electric power, combined heat and power (cogeneration) facilities, incentives for: HB 2345
Electrical companies, carbon pollution tax on fossil fuels consumption, I-732: SI 732, HI 732
Electrical companies, carbon pollution tax on fossil fuels consumption, I-732, "2016 act" to be on ballot as alternative: HB 2777, SB 6381
Electrical companies, competitive, requirements: SHB 1912
Electrical companies, electric vehicle supply equipment for ratepayers, user fee or other charge: SB 6176
Electrical companies, eligible coal unit decommissioning and remediation costs, retirement accounts for: * ESSB 6248, CH 220 (2016) PV
Electrical companies, eligible coal unit risk mitigation act, mitigation plan requirements: HB 2525, SB 6248
Electricity, prosumers producing and consuming, policies to empower: HB 1096, HB 2045
Electricity, sales to silicon smelters, public utility and sales tax credits for: HB 2977, SHB 2977, SB 6684
Energy conservation payments from BPA in form of credits, B&O tax exemption, extending: HB 1758, SHB 1758, SB 5700
Energy freedom program, repealing obsolete provisions from chapter 43.325 RCW: HB 2943, SHB 2943
Energy strategy, state, establishing state energy strategy council to develop strategy document: SHB 2826
Energy strategy, state, state energy office preparation of, repealing: HB 2826
Energy strategy, state, to include carbon sequestration: SB 6225
Greenhouse gas emissions, defining for energy independence act purposes: SB 5735, ESSB 5735
Hydroelectric generation, as renewable energy resource: HB 1352, HB 1607, SB 5094
Hydropower licensing, relicensing, and license implementation program, reports: * SHB 1130, CH 75 (2016)
Nuclear energy education program, establishing and funding: SB 5093, SSB 5093, 2SSB 5093
Nuclear energy, as qualified alternative energy resource: ESB 5091
Nuclear energy, meeting renewable energy targets by using: HB 2020
Nuclear energy, new or uprated generation of, state plan or rule to include: SB 6217
Nuclear energy, principles guiding state energy policy to include: SB 5092
Nuclear energy, small modular reactors: SB 5089, SB 5090, SB 5113, ESSB 5113, SB 5114, SB 5115, SSB 5115, SB 6217, SB 6256
Projects of statewide significance, for development of renewable resource: ESB 5111
Projects of statewide significance, for environmental conservation or efficiency: ESB 5111
Renewable energy system cost recovery program, modifications: HB 1097, SHB 1912, HB 2045, HB 2346, SHB 2346, E2SHB 2346, SB 5892, SSB 5892, SB 6188
Renewable energy systems, leased, requirements for utilities: HB 1097, SHB 1912
Renewable energy systems, providing to consumers via consumer contract: SHB 1912
Renewable resource, eligible, carbon reduction investments as, with alternative compliance methods: SB 5735, ESSB 5735
Renewable resource, eligible, definitions and utility requirements, modifying: HB 2073, HB 2455, SB 5430, SSB 5430, SB 5735, ESSB 5735, * ESB 6166 (2016) V
Residential energy efficiency incentive pilot program, property tax exemption for eligible retrofit projects: HB 1843, SHB 1843, 2SHB 1843, SB 6276
Solar energy modules, recycling: SHB 1912, HB 2346, SHB 2346, E2SHB 2346, SB 6188
Solar energy modules, recycling, stakeholder process concerning: * HR 4664 (2016)
Solar energy systems, community solar programs or projects production incentive: HB 2346, SHB 2346, E2SHB 2346, SB 6188
Solar energy systems, community solar projects, PUD ownership: SB 6253
Solar energy systems, distributed: SHB 1912, SB 5892, SSB 5892, SB 6188
Solar energy systems, economically and environmentally sustainable solar industry, facilitating: HB 1927
Solar energy systems, machinery and equipment sales and use tax exemptions, expiration dates: SHB 1912, HB 2346, SHB 2346, E2SHB 2346, SB 6188
Solar energy systems, solar production incentive program, creating: HB 1927
Solar energy systems, trees and shrubs near, restrictions: SB 5414
Thermal energy, combined heat and power (cogeneration) systems, encouraging: HB 1095, SHB 1095, * E2SHB 1095, CH 19 (2015), HB 2345
Transportation, infrastructure for electrification of, assisting utility customers with financing for: HB 2966
Water power development, license fee, reporting and expiration: HB 1130, * SHB 1130, CH 75 (2016)
ENERGY CODE  (See BUILDING CODES AND PERMITS)
ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL  ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL RSS Feed
               
Applications for site approval, deposits and cost reimbursements, UTC role: HB 2620, * SB 6196, CH 10 (2016) V
Enforcement actions against facilities sited by council, modifying provisions: * SB 5310, CH 39 (2015)
Oil, crude and related products, siting and construction of pipelines for, council to study: SB 6075
Procedures, for various administrative actions, expediting: SB 6224
Small modular nuclear reactors, siting of, council to study: SB 5115, SSB 5115
ENERGY OFFICE, STATE  (See COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT)
ENGINEERS AND ENGINEERING  ENGINEERS AND ENGINEERING RSS Feed
               
Examination, fundamentals of engineering, waiver, when: SB 5910
ENHANCED FOOD FISH TAX  (See TAXES - ENHANCED FOOD FISH)
ENTERPRISE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT  ENTERPRISE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE; BUILDING CODE COUNCIL; CAPITOL CAMPUS, STATE; STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS)
1063 block replacement project, coordinating authorization with transportation budget: SB 5886
Capitol lake, transition to estuarine environment, DES role: HB 2568
Contracting and state expenditure information, web sites for, department role: SB 5081, SSB 5081
Contracting, "contracting out" assessment and contractor ethical standards, DES role: HB 1915, SHB 1915
Contracting, imposing fine on contractor for cause: HB 1447, * SHB 1447, CH 44 (2015), SB 5479
Contracting, public works contracts, contractor payroll and apprentice utilization reporting to DES, requirements: SB 6031
Data privacy, protection, and access equity, office of, creating in department: HB 2875
Human resources, DES powers and duties pertaining to, transferring to OFM: * E2SSB 5315, CH 1 (2015)
Information technology employees, COBOL training pilot program, DES role: HB 2242
Information technology services, transferring to consolidated technology services agency: HB 1391, SHB 1391, 2SHB 1391, SB 5315, SSB 5315, * E2SSB 5315, CH 1 (2015)
Job order contracting requirements, applying to department, when: HB 1634, * SB 5203, CH 173 (2015)
Land acquisition, from nonprofit nature conservancy, funds application requirements: SB 6392
Leases, agency real estate, former northern state hospital site, maximum lease term: SHB 2035, SB 5887, * SSB 5887, CH 99 (2015)
Leases, agency real estate, maximum terms of DES leases in certain counties: HB 2035
Performance management strategies, lean, curricula and pilot programs for implementation, DES role: SB 6006
Public hospital districts, job order contracts by, DES authority: * HB 2772, CH 52 (2016), SB 6213
Resident curator program for state properties, initiating: SB 5071, SSB 5071
Risk management, office of, joint self-insurance by nonprofit corporations, office role: HB 1249, * SB 5119, CH 109 (2015)
Sensing devices, extraordinary, regulatory enforcement standards, work group to propose: SB 5714
Spoken language interpreter services, model for purchasing from language access providers, department role: HB 1780, SHB 1780, SB 5664
State capital historical museum, transferring responsibility to DES: HB 2245, HB 2252, SHB 2252
Veteran-owned businesses, maximum participation in procurement contracts, DES role: SB 6034
Wildfire insurance for state, requesting certain information from carriers and reporting, DES role: SB 6632, SSB 6632, SSB 6657
ENVIRONMENT  ENVIRONMENT RSS Feed
               (See also AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION; CLIMATE; ECOLOGY, DEPARTMENT; WATER POLLUTION)
Applications and permits, requiring consistent and prompt agency decision making: SB 5197, SSB 5197
Clean technologies, joint center for deployment and research in earth-abundant materials, creating: HB 1897, * SHB 1897, CH 20 (2015)
Cultural resources and art, as components of state environmental policy: HB 2972, SB 6646
Environmental permit applications, review of, notice to residents of highly impacted communities, when: SB 5618
Environmental statutes, various involving department of ecology, updating: HB 2486, SHB 2486, SB 6257
Hazards, exposure to, forming permanent cumulative impacts task force: SB 6121
Local project review, vested rights doctrine, preserving common law interpretation and application: HB 1394, HB 2062, ESB 5921
Malmgren, Nancy Ruth, honoring for her work in the Seattle community: * SR 8674 (2015)
Projects of statewide significance, for environmental conservation or efficiency: ESB 5111
SEPA, categorical exemption for certain minor actions for urban growth area infill development: SB 5964
SEPA, categorical exemption for short plat or short subdivision approval, authorizing: SB 5964
SEPA, categorical exemption permits, DOT deadline: SB 5855
SEPA, categorical exemptions for certain development proposals: HB 1588
SEPA, categorical exemptions for transportation maintenance, rules update: SB 5996
SEPA, certain transportation projects, exemption from SEPA review, when: HB 2013
SEPA, DOT projects to evaluate environmental impacts to transit authority operations: HB 2757
SEPA, environmental impact statement provisions: HB 1588
SEPA, environmental reviews under, coordinating SEPA and NEPA analysis: SB 5969, SB 5996, SB 6527
SEPA, environmental reviews under, coordinating SEPA and NEPA, work group on: * 2ESSB 5994, CH 15 (2015)
SEPA, environmental reviews under, with or without NEPA review requirements, deadlines: SB 5969, SB 6527
SEPA, exemption for DFW natural resource management, when: HB 1589
SEPA, exemption for transportation projects categorically excluded under NEPA: SB 5994
SEPA, exemption for watershed management actions by watershed improvement district, when: HB 2616, SB 6175
SEPA, exemptions for certifications under certain federal acts: SB 5969, SB 6527
SEPA, judicial review of decisions, adversely affected person's cause of action: HB 1587
SEPA, noncompliance challenge exception for proposed development including low-income housing: HB 2763
SEPA, regulatory agency coordination, fostering through regulatory innovation and assistance office: SB 6223, SSB 6223, SB 6669, SSB 6669
SEPA, use of NEPA documents in decisions, rules update: SB 5996
Transportation projects, streamlined environmental decision making approach: SB 5996, * 2ESSB 5996, CH 17 (2015) PV
ENVIRONMENTAL AND LAND USE HEARINGS OFFICE  (See POLLUTION CONTROL HEARINGS BOARD)
EQUALIZATION, COUNTY BOARDS OF  (See TAXES - PROPERTY TAX)
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)
Electronic records, revised uniform fiduciary access to digital assets act: * ESSB 5029, CH 140 (2016)
Electronic records, uniform fiduciary access to digital assets act: SB 5029
Guardianship, incapacitated adults, guardian notification of relatives: HB 2402
Guardianship, incapacitated persons' right of communication and visitation, guardian role: HB 2797, SB 6235
Guardianship, incapacitated persons, guardian notification of relatives: HB 2797, SB 6235
Guardianship, incapacitated persons, order to prevent or limit a person's contact with, guardian requirements for: HB 2869, SB 6619
Guardianship, modification or termination of, complaint procedure: SB 5607, * ESSB 5607, CH 293 (2015)
Orders, court consultation of judicial information system before granting: HB 1617, * SHB 1617, CH 140 (2015), * HB 2371, CH 89 (2016), HB 2463, SB 6402
Power of attorney, uniform act: SB 5635, * ESSB 5635, CH 209 (2016)
Slayer statute, "slayer" to include certain persons acquitted by reason of insanity: * ESB 6091, CH 211 (2016)
Trusts and trustees, revising various statutes: * SB 5302, CH 115 (2015)
Washington directed trust act, concerning trusts, trustees, and advisors: * SB 5302, CH 115 (2015)
ESTHETICS  (See PROFESSIONS)
ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT  ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT RSS Feed
               (See also EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD; JUDICIAL CONDUCT, COMMISSION ON; LEGISLATIVE ETHICS BOARD)
Elected officials, statewide, criminal charges against or investigation of, disclosure of: SB 6108
Investigations, by board staff, ensuring due process: SB 5771, SSB 5771
State agencies, agency ethics plans, adopting: SSB 5737, E2SSB 5737
State employees and officers, gifts, including food and beverages, provisions: HB 1083, HB 1914, SB 5383, SB 5386
State employees and officers, postemployment disclosure statement: HB 1136, SHB 1136, SB 6258
State officers, ethics defense trust funds, authority to establish, when: SB 5849, SSB 5849
State officers, official duties of, modifying definition: SB 5785, * ESSB 5785 (2015) V
Treasurer and employees, state, moneys for national state treasurers conference: * HB 1547, CH 45 (2015), SB 5587
EVIDENCE  (See CRIMINAL PROCEDURE)
EXCISE TAXES  (See TAXES - EXCISE)
EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD  EXECUTIVE ETHICS BOARD RSS Feed
               (See also ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT)
Investigations, by board staff, ensuring due process: SB 5771, SSB 5771
EYE CARE  (See HEALTH CARE; HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONS AND PROVIDERS)