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

FAMILY COURT  (See COURTS)
FAMILY LIFE  (See CHILDREN; DOMESTIC RELATIONS; JUVENILE COURT AND JUVENILE OFFENDERS)
FAMILY POLICY COUNCIL  FAMILY POLICY COUNCIL RSS Feed
               
Elimination of council, delaying: SB 6524, SSB 6524
Repealing council statutes: SB 5821, SB 6524, SSB 6524
Repealing various council statutes: HB 1965, SHB 1965, * E2SHB 1965, CH 32 (2011), SB 6606
FARMS  FARMS RSS Feed
               (See also AGRICULTURE; LIVESTOCK)
Appel, Steve, congratulating: * SR 8678 (2012)
Biofuel crops, promoting production through water resource management on Columbia and Snake river mainstems: HB 2192, SB 6028
Care standards, minimal, for livestock and poultry: HB 2674
Commercial crops, damage to by wildlife, payment of claims for compensation: HB 2351
Dredge and fill material, discharge of, exemption from prohibition when due to certain agricultural practices: SB 6431, SSB 6431
Employees, establishment of farm internship pilot project: SB 6392, ESSB 6392
Farm internship pilot project, establishment: SB 6392, ESSB 6392
Farm labor account, creation: HB 1057, SB 5069
Farm labor contractor account, creation: * SHB 1057, CH 158 (2012), SSB 5069
Farm vehicles, clarifying definition to include vehicles transporting agricultural products to or from farms: SB 6423, * SSB 6423, CH 130 (2012)
Farm vehicles, impoundment, prohibiting under certain conditions: SB 5570
Farmers markets, pilot project to allow beer and wine tasting: HB 1172, * SHB 1172, CH 62 (2011), SB 5029, SSB 5029
Fertilizers, turf, restricting definition to exclude biosolids: HB 2488
Livestock nutrient management, provisions concerning investigations and corrective actions: SB 5723
Livestock operations, process for achieving water quality objectives, violations and penalties: SSB 5723
Organic crops, promoting production through water resource management on Columbia and Snake river mainstems: HB 2192, SB 6028
Pesticides, protections from pesticide drift for workers and community members: HB 2413, SHB 2413, 2SHB 2413, SB 6397
Property tax, current use valuation, extending to certain residential small farm property: SB 5814
Small scale farms, exemption from milk regulations for direct sales of milk: SB 5648
Vehicles, clarifying definition of "farm vehicle" to include certain vehicles using dyed, off-road diesel fuel: SB 5026
Water, department of ecology to convene stock water working group: SB 6200
Workers, seasonal shortages, addressing through various options: HB 2408
FERRIES  FERRIES RSS Feed
               
Advisory committees, expanding role of terminal area and ferry advisory committees and executive committee of state ferry users: SB 6518, SSB 6518
Commercial ferries in Puget Sound, removing from jurisdiction of utilities and transportation commission: SB 5409
Commission, creating state ferry commission: HB 1005
Comprehensive incident, accident, and machinery casualty investigation policy and procedures proposal, development: HB 2655
County ferry districts, transferring district functions and taxing authority to certain county legislative authorities: HB 2748, SHB 2748, SB 6536
Employees, collective bargaining, provisions: HB 1511, HB 1512, HB 1516, SHB 1516, HB 2079, SB 5405, SSB 5405, SB 5406, SSB 5406, SB 5408, * 2ESSB 5742, CH 16 (2011) PV
Employees, liability of state for tortious conduct resulting in injury, illness, or death of a seaman: HB 1512, SB 5408
Fare rate-setting, including terminal area and ferry advisory committees and executive committee of state ferry users: SB 6518, SSB 6518
Ferry boat vessel construction or purchase, funding: * 2ESSB 5742, CH 16 (2011) PV
Ferry boat vessel construction, funding through appropriation equal to or greater than ferry fuel sales and use taxes: HB 2047, HB 2083
Ferry system, comprehensive reform through ferry reform and accountability act: HB 1830
Ferry system, performance measures, including report by office of financial management: * 2ESSB 5742, CH 16 (2011) PV
Ferry system, revising various provisions: HB 2079
Ferry tariff review committee, creation by transportation commission: SSB 6518
Funding ferry system through narrowing of nonresident sales and use tax exemption: HB 1352, SB 5698
Management of state ferry system, use of performance criteria and independent assessment services: SSB 5406
Management of state ferry system, use of performance criteria and performance targets: SHB 1516, HB 2079
Management of state ferry system, use of performance criteria and private management services contracting: HB 1516, SB 5406
Marine employees' commission, abolishing of, transfer of powers, duties, and functions to public employment relations commission: HB 1511, HB 1512, SB 5405, SSB 5405, SSB 5406, SB 5408
Marine employees' commission, merging with public employment relations commission as independent division: SHB 1511, HB 2079
Marine employees' commission, transfer of powers, duties, and functions to public employment relations commission: * 2ESSB 5742, CH 16 (2011) PV
Marine highways safety reform act: HB 2655
Privatizing state ferry system, provisions: HB 1119
San Juan inner island ferry route, temporary home health care worker preferential boarding benefits: SB 5689
State ferries accountability board, creation: HB 1516, SB 5406
State ferry communities advisory committee, creation as part of ferry accountability reform act: HB 2656
State ferry reform executive board, creation to direct transition to cost-effective performance: HB 1830
Surcharge, authorizing counties and ferry districts to impose vessel replacement surcharge on ferry fares: SB 6081, * SSB 6081, CH 78 (2012)
Surcharge, department of transportation to impose vessel replacement surcharge on ferry fares: SB 5742
Surcharge, transportation commission to impose vessel replacement surcharge on ferry fares: HB 2079, * 2ESSB 5742, CH 16 (2011) PV
Unlawful ferry conduct, misdemeanor, when guilty of: HB 2749, SB 6245
FINANCE COMMITTEE, STATE  FINANCE COMMITTEE, STATE RSS Feed
               
2012 jobs now act, committee role: HB 2793, SHB 2793, * ESB 5127, CH 1 (2012)
Debt, state, committee to calculate amount required to pay principal of and interest on: SB 5181
Debt, state, committee to recommend working debt limit: * SSB 5181, CH 46 (2011)
General obligation bonds, financing 2009-11 and 2011-13 capital and operating budget projects, committee role: HB 1348, SHB 1348
General obligation bonds, financing 2011-13 capital and operating projects, committee role: * ESB 5127, CH 1 (2012)
FINANCIAL AID  (See COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES; COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGES; HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD; STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, OFFICE)
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS RSS Feed
               (See also BANKS AND BANKING; CHECKS AND CHECK CASHING; CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS; FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, DEPARTMENT; LOANS; MORTGAGES AND MORTGAGE BROKERS)
Banking businesses, business and occupation tax to fund basic health plan: HB 2091
Business and occupation tax, deduction of interest on loans secured by mortgages or deeds of trust, narrowing deduction for banking and other financial businesses: HB 2794
Business and occupation tax, deduction of interest on loans secured by mortgages or deeds of trust, reducing amount that can be deducted: HB 2078, SHB 2078
Community development financial institutions, certified, business and occupation tax deduction: EHB 1490, SB 5363, SSB 5363
Deposits, prize-linked savings deposits, authorizing: HB 1326, SHB 1326, SB 5232, * SSB 5232, CH 303 (2011)
Escrow agent licensing, exempting attorneys from requirements, conditions: * SB 6218, CH 124 (2012)
Escrow, expanding definition: HB 1940
Escrow, expanding definition for licensing purposes: HB 2256, SB 6235, SSB 6235
Exchange facilitators, requirements and penalties: * SSB 6295, CH 34 (2012)
Exchange facilitators, requirements for: SB 6295
Financial information, disclosure, implementing sunshine committee recommendations: SB 5049, SSB 5049, 2SSB 5049
Investigations of institutions, subpoena authority of department of financial institutions: HB 1039, * SB 5076, CH 93 (2011)
Nondepository institutions, modernizing statutes concerning and streamlining enforcement authorities of: HB 2255, * SHB 2255, CH 17 (2012), SB 6173, SSB 6173
Wall Street banks, limiting the tax preference that benefits: SB 5945
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, DEPARTMENT  FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               
Escrow agent licensing, exempting attorneys from requirements, conditions: * SB 6218, CH 124 (2012)
Escrow, expanding definition: HB 1940
Escrow, expanding definition for licensing purposes: HB 2256, SB 6235, SSB 6235
Nondepository institutions, modernizing statutes concerning and streamlining enforcement authorities of: HB 2255, * SHB 2255, CH 17 (2012), SB 6173, SSB 6173
Subpoenas, authority of department: HB 1039, * SB 5076, CH 93 (2011)
Trust companies, department regulation of, conversion of trust company to limited liability company: HB 1466, * SB 5375, CH 52 (2011)
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE  FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, OFFICE RSS Feed
               
Audits, recovery audits for overpayments by agencies, office role: HB 2051, SB 5842
Basic education and funding, implementation schedule: SB 5475, SSB 5475, SB 5919, * ESSB 5919, CH 27 (2011) PV
Central services rate methodology, office and department of enterprise services to establish work group on: SB 6607, ESSB 6607
Chief information officer, office of the, creation and duties within office of financial management: HB 1841, SHB 1841, SB 5761, SB 5931, * ESSB 5931, CH 43 (2011) PV
Competition council, establishment as advisory council within office of financial management: HB 1873, SB 5316
Education data center, data collection for high school aerospace assembler and national STEM program STEM career courses: * EHB 2159, CH 1 (2011)
Education data center, data collection for high school aerospace assembler and project lead the way STEM career courses: SB 5975
Education data center, developing information on state support received by students: * E2SHB 2483, CH 229 (2012) PV, SSB 6232, E2SSB 6232, SB 6269, SSB 6269
Education data center, role in establishing Washington works indicators for four-year institutions of higher education: E2SHB 2265
Education research center, data collection for skill center enhanced manufacturing skills program STEM career courses: * EHB 2159, CH 1 (2011), SB 5975
Enterprise services, department of, office role in possible performance of department duties by private sector: * ESSB 5931, CH 43 (2011) PV
Federal health care reform, prohibiting use of state funds for planning or implementation: HB 1804
Ferry system, performance measures report, role of office: * 2ESSB 5742, CH 16 (2011) PV
Fiscal notes, estimate of impact of expenditure reductions and increases to be included: HB 2084, SB 5872
Fiscal notes, pilot project: SB 5411
Fiscal notes, process for legislation uniquely affecting school districts: * EHB 1703, CH 140 (2011)
Fiscal notes, requirements: HB 1067
Higher education coordinating board, elimination of, transfer of some functions to office of financial management: SB 5182
Higher education opportunity act, role of office: * E2SHB 1795, CH 10 (2011) PV
Human resources director, planning processes, agencies to coordinate efforts to improve services and move households up to middle-income bracket or higher: HB 2171
Information technology advisory board, creation within office of the chief information officer: HB 1841, SHB 1841, SB 5761, SB 5931
Labor relations office, office role in middle class jobs act: HB 1601
Liquor distribution advisory committee, director to appoint: * ESSB 5942, CH 45 (2011)
Liquor, distribution and warehousing, role of office in leasing state facilities and operations: * ESSB 5942, CH 45 (2011)
McNeil Island, future of, office to prepare report: SB 5871
Middle class jobs act, office role in provisions: SHB 1601
Middle-income bracket, agencies to coordinate efforts to improve services and move households up to middle-income bracket: HB 1601, SHB 1601, HB 2171
Natural resources agencies, consolidation of administrative functions, role of office: E2SSB 5669
Natural resources agencies, interagency collaboration and office and facility colocation, office role: SB 6078, ESSB 6078
Personnel, department of, transfer of various powers, duties, and functions to office of financial management: HB 1720, SHB 1720, SB 5503, SB 5931, * ESSB 5931, CH 43 (2011) PV
Risk management division, handling of all claims of wrongful conviction and imprisonment: SB 5460
Salary reductions for state government employees, three percent, office role: SB 5860, * ESSB 5860, CH 39 (2011)
Sentencing guidelines commission, transferring to office: * ESSB 5891, CH 40 (2011)
Spirits distribution advisory committee, director to appoint: SB 5942
Spirits, distribution and warehousing, role of office in leasing state facilities and operations: SB 5942
Technology services board, creation within office of the chief information officer: * ESSB 5931, CH 43 (2011) PV
Transfer of various powers, duties, and functions to department of enterprise services: HB 1720, SHB 1720, SB 5503, SB 5931, * ESSB 5931, CH 43 (2011) PV
Transportation planning, office role in connection with long-range statewide transportation plan requirements: HB 1747, SB 5128, SSB 5128, 2SSB 5128
Voters' pamphlets, general elections, office to prepare charts presenting certain tax information: HB 1888, SB 5832
Washington works indicators, establishment for four-year institutions of higher education, office role: E2SHB 2265
Wrongful conviction and imprisonment for a felony, handling of claims by risk management division: SB 5460
FIRE MARSHAL  (See FIRE PROTECTION)
FIRE PROTECTION  FIRE PROTECTION RSS Feed
               
Agricultural structures, prohibiting state agencies and local governments from requiring installation of fire sprinkler systems: HB 1155
Districts, annexation of territory served by, proceeding by interlocal agreement with ordinance subject to referendum: HB 1856
Districts, annexation of unincorporated areas served by fire protection districts: HB 1799, SB 5143
Districts, annexed, benefit charges imposed by city or town for enhancement of: HB 2615, SHB 2615, SB 6470, * ESSB 6470, CH 47 (2012)
Districts, commissioners, amending provisions: SB 5766, * SSB 5766, CH 174 (2012)
Districts, merger of, improving service to state highways through transfer and merger: SB 5129
Districts, provisions governing fire suppression efforts on unprotected land outside district: HB 1506, * SHB 1506, CH 200 (2011), * HB 2213, CH 14 (2012), SB 5373, SSB 5373
Districts, vehicles purchased by, exempting from emission standards: HB 2609
Drug testing, mandatory, for fire department employees: HB 2628
Drugs, use of illegal drugs by fire department employees, suspension by department: HB 2627
Emergencies, mobilizing state fire service risk resources: HB 2625, SB 6363, SSB 6363
Emergency medical services property tax levy, limiting taxing authority of counties: SB 6186, SSB 6186
Fire codes, standards, and regulations, adoption by reference: HB 2579, SB 5543
Fire departments, authority to develop community assistance referral and education services program: SB 6115, SSB 6115
Fire hydrant services, requirements for water-sewer districts, cities, and towns: HB 2591, SB 6469
Fire protection firms, requirements for certificates of competency for certain fire extinguisher professionals: HB 2579, SB 5543
Fire sprinkler systems, residential, educational materials and impact fee exemption for installer: SSB 5206
Fire sprinkler systems, residential, installation standards and impact fee exemption for installer: HB 1295, * ESHB 1295, CH 331 (2011), SB 5206
Fire training academy, state, appropriation of funds from fire service training account for: HB 2747, * ESHB 2747, CH 173 (2012), SB 6244
Firefighters, career and volunteer, appropriation of funds from fire service training account for training for: * ESHB 2747, CH 173 (2012)
Jurisdictions, provisions governing fire suppression efforts on unprotected land outside jurisdictions: HB 1506, * SHB 1506, CH 200 (2011), * HB 2213, CH 14 (2012), SB 5373, SSB 5373
Lands managed by state agencies, provision of wildfire protection by department of natural resources: * HB 2440, CH 38 (2012), SB 6144
Municipal fire districts, establishment: HB 2767
Regional fire protection service authorities, obligations against firefighters' pension fund of city or town entering into an authority: HB 1784
Regional fire protection service authorities, provisions concerning commissioners and commissioner districts: HB 1731, * ESHB 1731, CH 141 (2011)
Regional fire protection service authorities, transfer of jurisdiction powers, duties, and functions when annexed by authority: HB 1854, * SHB 1854, CH 271 (2011)
School fire prevention activities, appropriation of funds from fire service training account for: * ESHB 2747, CH 173 (2012)
State director of fire protection, administering new fire extinguisher statutes, including violations and penalties: HB 2579, SB 5543
State fire marshal, role in addressing licensing requirements for child care programs in buildings containing public or private schools: * E2SHB 1776, CH 359 (2011)
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICTS  (See FIRE PROTECTION)
FIREARMS  FIREARMS RSS Feed
               
Ammunition, lead-containing, restricting authority of fish and wildlife commission to prohibit use or possession of: SB 6209
Black powder, as used in muzzle loading firearms, transportation and storage restrictions: HB 1066
Community corrections officers, firearm restrictions, partial exemption under certain conditions: * ESHB 1041, CH 221 (2011)
Concealed pistol license, increasing amount of certain licensing fees: SB 6628
Correctional personnel, firearm restrictions, partial exemption for completing firearms training: HB 1041, SB 5031
Correctional personnel, firearm restrictions, partial exemption under certain conditions: * ESHB 1041, CH 221 (2011)
Deadly weapons, assault in the first degree, with deadly weapon and reckless inflicting of great bodily harm: HB 1835
Firearms, accessories, and ammunition manufactured in Washington, exempting from federal regulation: HB 1990
Juvenile firearms and weapons crimes, provisions: SB 5313
Motor vehicles, privately owned, transporting and storing firearms and ammunition in vehicle: HB 2137
National rifle association special license plates: HB 2202, SB 6123, SSB 6123
Noise suppressors, legal use: * HB 1016, CH 13 (2011), SB 5112
Pistols, concealed pistol license, age requirement: HB 1238, HB 2481
Pistols, concealed pistol license, ineligibility due to possession prohibition under federal law: HB 1638, HB 1923, * SHB 1923, CH 294 (2011)
Pistols, concealed pistol license, reciprocity: HB 2481
Possession, background checks, clarifying entities to be consulted during: HB 1628, SB 5634, SSB 5634
Possession, during state of emergency, prohibiting restrictions on lawful possession, sale, etc.: HB 2382
Possession, right to possess, petitioning to restore: * HB 1455, CH 193 (2011)
Protection, citizen's right to self-protection, various means including guns and ammunition: SB 6272
Purchase and transfer, criminal background checks and other requirements: HB 2471
Reckless endangerment, expanding statutes to include unsafe storage of firearms: SB 6628
Rifles, short-barreled, modifying provisions: HB 2098, HB 2099
Safety devices and gun safes, use or issuance by government agencies and agents, standards and related provisions: HB 1729, SB 5697, ESSB 5697
Safety programs, Eddie Eagle gun safety program, using in preschools, early learning programs, and schools: SJM 8020
Shotguns, short-barreled, modifying provisions: HB 2099
Snowmobiles, lawful carry of loaded firearms: HB 1400
Sport shooting ranges, statutory provisions to protect ranges and range owners: HB 1508, ESHB 1508
Unlawful carrying or handling, on premises of higher education institution or at college-sponsored event: SB 5592
Unlawful possession, second degree to be a predicate offense for first degree in certain cases: HB 2589
Washington firearms freedom act: SB 6274
Washington right to protection act: SB 6272
Washington state firearms freedom act: HB 1990
FIREFIGHTERS  FIREFIGHTERS RSS Feed
               (See also RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS)
Volunteer firefighter special license plates, provisions: HB 1136, * SHB 1136, CH 225 (2011)
Workers' compensation, strokes, presumption of occupational disease: HB 1445, SHB 1445, SB 5212, SB 5354, SSB 5354
FISH  FISH RSS Feed
               (See also FISHING, COMMERCIAL; FISHING, RECREATIONAL; SALMON; STEELHEAD; ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS)
Dams, runoff from, requesting reservoir capacity to capture runoff on Columbia and Snake rivers: SJM 8011
Habitat conservation plans, with federal government, department of fish and wildlife authority to enter into, restrictions: HB 2286
Sharks, shark finning activities to constitute unlawful trade in shark fins, penalties: SB 5688, * SSB 5688, CH 324 (2011)
Trout, stocking in freshwater areas, department of fish and wildlife to achieve efficiencies in: HB 2560, SB 6268
FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION  FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Ammunition, lead-containing, restricting authority of commission to prohibit use or possession of: SB 6209
Carnivores, including grizzly bears, wolves, and cougars, geographical requirements for relocation programs: HB 1840
Cougar, commission to establish seasons for hunting with aid of dogs: HB 1124, SHB 1124, SB 5356
Cougar, hunting with aid of dogs, additional five-year pilot program: SSB 5356
Mammalian apex predators, regional management, commission classification authority: HB 2214, SB 6136
Mazama pocket gopher, prohibiting classification as threatened or endangered species by commission: SB 6271
Members, confirmation requirements: SB 5437
Natural environment programs, streamlining administration: HB 1885, ESHB 1885
Relocation of grizzly bears, wolves, and cougars, geographical requirements for programs: HB 1840
Salmon, Puget Sound, standardizing of fishing time for gill net and purse seine gear: HB 1210
Trapping, body-gripping traps, requirements for use: HB 1137
Trapping, wild animals, commission regulatory role: HB 1138
Wolves, gray wolf conservation and management, commission role: HB 1109
Wolves, Washington wolf recovery act, commission role: HB 1108
FISH AND WILDLIFE, DEPARTMENT  FISH AND WILDLIFE, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               (See also FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION; HUNTING; STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS; WILDLIFE)
Administrative functions, consolidation with other natural resources agencies, requirements: E2SSB 5669
Beavers, management, including relocation and release, department role: * SHB 2349, CH 167 (2012)
Beavers, management, including relocation permit and beaver damage management plan: HB 2349
Carnivores, including grizzly bears, wolves, and cougars, geographical requirements for relocation programs: HB 1840
Conservation and recreation, department of, transfer of powers, duties, and functions of department of fish and wildlife to department: HB 1850, SB 5669
Cougar, hunting with aid of dogs, additional five-year pilot program: SSB 5356
Derelict fishing gear, including commercial net fishing gear and shellfish pots, database and reporting requirements: HB 1717, * ESB 5661, CH 190 (2012)
Discover pass and day-use permits, revising provisions: HB 2373, SHB 2373, * E2SHB 2373, CH 261 (2012)
Discover pass and day-use permits, sales of, distribution of moneys to state land trust beneficiaries: SB 5979
Discover pass, amending miscellaneous provisions: HB 2217, HB 2295, SB 5998
Discover pass, authorizing private vendor sales and creation of family discover pass: SHB 2373, * E2SHB 2373, CH 261 (2012)
Discover pass, creation: HB 1796, SHB 1796, SB 5622, SSB 5622
Discover pass, removing one vehicle per pass restriction: SB 6463
Discover pass, use of single pass for motor vehicles registered at same address: HB 2217
Discover pass, use of single pass for two vehicles: HB 2153, SB 5977, SSB 5977, SB 5985, SB 5998, SB 6590
Eldred, Duane "Tony," honoring the career of: * HR 4602 (2011)
Enforcement actions, public health or environmental, providing settlement notice to public: SB 5051, SSB 5051
Enforcement by department, revising provisions concerning fish and wildlife violations: HB 2364, SB 6135, * SSB 6135, CH 176 (2012)
Fires on department land, violations and penalties: HB 1282, SHB 1282, SB 5201, SSB 5201
Fish, wildlife, and recreation, department of, transfer of powers, duties, and functions of department of fish and wildlife to department: SSB 5669
Fishing nets, location of lost or abandoned tribal fishery nets, developing program for department and Indian tribes to record: * ESB 5661, CH 190 (2012)
Game lands owned by department, reducing or excusing payments to county in lieu of taxes: HB 1095
Habitat conservation plans, with federal government, department authority to enter into: HB 1009, ESHB 1009
Habitat conservation plans, with federal government, department authority to enter into, restrictions: HB 2286
Hatcheries, salmonid, modifying department-partner management agreement provisions: HB 2650, ESHB 2650
Hydraulic permits and projects, charging project permit application fee: HB 2135, SB 6011
Hydraulic permits and projects, department to conduct streamlined permitting pilot project: HB 1588, SB 5529
Hydraulic permits and projects, removing approval process from department: HB 1233
Hydraulic permits and projects, streamlining approval for sediment removal by citizen volunteers: SB 6006
Hydraulic permits and projects, various revisions, including fee schedule, permitting, violations, and penalties: HB 1588, HB 2008, SB 5529, SB 5862, SSB 5862, SB 6406
Hydraulic permits and projects, various revisions, including permitting and other provisions: * 2ESSB 6406, CH 1 (2012) PV
Hydraulic project approvals, integration into forest practices applications for forest practices-related hydraulic projects: SHB 1157, HB 2008, SB 5862, SSB 5862, SB 6406, * 2ESSB 6406, CH 1 (2012) PV
Invasive species, cash bounties: HB 2549
Land managed by department, permitting recreational rock collecting without written authorization with certain restrictions: HB 2600, SB 6057
Land managed by department, recreation access, creation of discover pass and day-use permit: HB 1796, SHB 1796, SB 5622
Land managed by department, recreation access, creation of discover pass, day-use permit, and vehicle access pass: SSB 5622, * 2SSB 5622, CH 320 (2011)
Land managed by department, recreation access, revising discover pass and day-use permit provisions: HB 2373, SHB 2373, * E2SHB 2373, CH 261 (2012)
Land managed by department, recreation access, use of single discover pass for motor vehicles registered at same address: HB 2217
Land managed by department, recreation access, use of single discover pass for two vehicles: HB 2153, SB 5977, SSB 5977, SB 5985, SB 5998
Land managed by department, recreation access, vehicle access pass provisions: SHB 2373, * E2SHB 2373, CH 261 (2012)
Land managed by department, sale of timber: SB 5438, SSB 5438
Land management, department to consider economic development opportunities: HB 1196
Land owned by department, director to dispose of land used for agricultural purposes: SB 5858
Land owned by department, selling when no longer needed for departmental purposes: SB 5376
Land owned by department, vehicle access pass, allowing two license plate numbers on pass: SB 6590
Lands owned or controlled by department, starting a fire on, violations and penalties: HB 1282, SHB 1282, SB 5201, SSB 5201
Law enforcement bureau, vehicles owned by, exempting from state motor vehicle transportation service: HB 2577, SB 6316
Licensing, increasing revenue to state wildlife account through collection of fees: HB 1387, SHB 1387, SB 5385, * SSB 5385, CH 339 (2011)
Licensing, various provisions: HB 1282, SHB 1282, SB 5201, SSB 5201
Management of fish and wildlife, generally, various provisions: HB 1282, SHB 1282, SB 5201, SSB 5201
Mazama pocket gopher, department to conduct biological status update: SB 5264, SSB 5264
Mazama pocket gopher, protection of, department to assist landowners with compliance with critical area ordinances: SB 6083
Natural environment programs, streamlining administration: HB 1885, ESHB 1885
Natural resources management, department to undertake interagency collaboration and office and facility colocation: SB 6078, ESSB 6078
Natural resources management, streamlining through agency independence: HB 1162
Ocean beach small-scale prospecting and mining, exemption from certain hydraulic project requirements: SB 6132
Officers, enforcement, citing skier for skiing in area closed to skiing: HB 1484, SB 5186
Officers, enforcement, discontinuing employment and replacing with local policing agencies or state patrol: SB 5805
Officers, enforcement, transfer of fish and wildlife enforcement to state patrol: SB 5249
Officers, enforcement, transferring service credit from PERS to LEOFF: HB 2418, * SB 6134, CH 248 (2012)
Officers, enforcement, various provisions: HB 1282, SHB 1282, SB 5201, SSB 5201
Pacific salmon enhancement, department to partner with qualifying organizations: HB 1821, SB 5453
Permitting, department authority to award and transfer special hunting season permit preference points: SB 5767
Permitting, department to improve process through various strategies: SSB 5266
Permitting, establishment of work group for multiagency permitting strategy and tiered permitting system: SB 5266
Permitting, establishment of work group to monitor and provide guidance to department: SSB 5266
Permitting, increasing revenue to state wildlife account through collection of fees: HB 1387, SHB 1387, SB 5385, * SSB 5385, CH 339 (2011)
Port districts and port authorities, delegation of environmental permitting authority by department: HB 2030
Public lands, access for hunting and fishing, public agencies to suspend access or provide open access to general public: HB 1273
Puget Sound and Lake Washington, department role in improving recreational fishing opportunities: * HB 1698, CH 266 (2011), SB 5291
Relocation of grizzly bears, wolves, and cougars, geographical requirements for programs: HB 1840
Science, peer-reviewed studies, use by certain agencies prior to taking action: SHB 1307, HB 2335, ESHB 2335
Shellfish, enforcement, revising provisions: HB 1453, * SHB 1453, CH 194 (2011), SB 5369, SSB 5369
Shrimp, spot shrimp pot fishery, license limitation program for shrimp from coastal or offshore waters: HB 1148, * SHB 1148, CH 147 (2011)
Spawning beds, salmon and steelhead, department to prohibit activities that disturb: HB 1906, SB 5854, SB 6297
State lands, management of lands and resources by agencies to be coordinated with local governments: HB 1110
Trapping, body-gripping traps, requirements for use: HB 1137
Trapping, wild animals, department role in licensing and regulatory provisions: HB 1138
Trout, stocking in freshwater areas, department to achieve efficiencies in: HB 2560, SB 6268
Wetlands and aquatic habitat, compensatory mitigation of, pairing with existing environmental programs: HB 2238, SHB 2238, * E2SHB 2238, CH 62 (2012), SB 6093, SSB 6093
Wildlife, damage to commercial crops and livestock by, payment of claims for compensation: HB 2351, HB 2365, SHB 2365, E2SHB 2365, SB 6139
Wildlife, feeding or attracting large wild carnivores, prohibitions and penalties: HB 2365, SHB 2365, E2SHB 2365, SB 6139
Wolves, department's environmental impact statement, legislative approval or rejection: HB 1109
Wolves, diseases, department role in preparations to handle epidemiological consequences: HB 1107
Wolves, gray, affirmative defense for unlawful taking of endangered fish or wildlife in certain cases of gray wolf attacking livestock: SB 6137
Wolves, gray, allowing killing of gray wolf when livestock being attacked: E2SHB 2365, SSB 6137
Wolves, Washington wolf recovery act, department role: HB 1108
FISHING, COMMERCIAL  FISHING, COMMERCIAL RSS Feed
               (See also SALMON)
Derelict fishing gear, including commercial net fishing gear and shellfish pots, database and reporting requirements: HB 1717, * ESB 5661, CH 190 (2012)
Nets, location of lost or abandoned Indian tribal fishery nets, developing program for recording: * ESB 5661, CH 190 (2012)
Puget Sound commercial salmon commission, creation and duties: HB 1642
Salmon, Puget Sound, collection of Puget Sound salmon enhancement assessment: HB 1821, SB 5453
Salmon, Puget Sound, standardizing of fishing time for gill net and purse seine gear: HB 1210
Shark finning activities to constitute unlawful trade in shark fins, penalties: SB 5688, * SSB 5688, CH 324 (2011)
Shellfish, enforcement, revising provisions: HB 1453, * SHB 1453, CH 194 (2011), SB 5369, SSB 5369
Shellfish, production, mitigating water pollution: SB 6279
Shellfish, production, reviewing certain information on marine water quality and shellfish: SSB 6279
Shrimp, spot shrimp pot fishery, license limitation program for shrimp from coastal or offshore waters: HB 1148, * SHB 1148, CH 147 (2011)
Violations, provisions regarding enforcement by department of fish and wildlife: HB 2364, SB 6135, * SSB 6135, CH 176 (2012)
Washington state commercial fishing fleet, 2011 blessing of the fleet: * SR 8632 (2011)
Washington state commercial fishing fleet, 2012 blessing of the fleet: * SR 8694 (2012)
FISHING, RECREATIONAL  FISHING, RECREATIONAL RSS Feed
               (See also SALMON)
Charter vessels, bait used by, sales and use tax exemption: HB 1376, SB 5290
Derelict fishing gear, including commercial net fishing gear and shellfish pots, database and reporting requirements: HB 1717, * ESB 5661, CH 190 (2012)
Lake Washington, improving opportunities through recreational salmon and marine fish enhancement program: * HB 1698, CH 266 (2011), SB 5291
Lead fishing products, prohibiting sale and purchase in certain cases: HB 2241
Nets, location of lost or abandoned Indian tribal fishery nets, developing program for recording: * ESB 5661, CH 190 (2012)
Public lands, access for hunting and fishing, public agencies to suspend access or provide open access to general public: HB 1273
Puget Sound, improving opportunities through recreational salmon and marine fish enhancement program: * HB 1698, CH 266 (2011), SB 5291
Shellfish, production, mitigating water pollution: SB 6279
Shellfish, production, reviewing certain information on marine water quality and shellfish: SSB 6279
Trout, stocking in freshwater areas, department of fish and wildlife to achieve efficiencies in: HB 2560, SB 6268
Violations, provisions regarding enforcement by department of fish and wildlife: HB 2364, SB 6135, * SSB 6135, CH 176 (2012)
FLOOD CONTROL  FLOOD CONTROL RSS Feed
               
Flood control districts, general and special district general elections: SB 6454
Flood control zone districts, countywide, subzones in: HB 2721, SB 6535
Flood control zone districts, creating multijurisdiction flood control zone districts involving Indian tribes and counties: HB 1660, SB 5265
Flood control zone districts, exemption of certain districts from certain property tax levy limitations: * EHB 1969, CH 275 (2011), * 2ESB 5638, CH 28 (2011)
Flood control zone districts, transferring district functions and taxing authority to certain county legislative authorities: HB 2748, SHB 2748, SB 6536
Gravel, removal from waterways, provisions: HB 1603
FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS  FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS RSS Feed
               (See also AGRICULTURE)
Coffee, official state beverage: HB 1715
Cottage food operations, comprehensive provisions, including permitting: * ESSB 5748, CH 281 (2011)
Cottage food operations, registered, exemption from certain licensing and evaluation provisions: SB 5748
Cottage food operations, repealing annual gross sales limits: HB 2551
Eggs, commercial egg laying operations, certification: HB 1813, SB 5487, * SSB 5487, CH 306 (2011)
Food and beverage service workers, permits, authorizing training program providers to issue: HB 1583, SB 5577
Food banks, voluntary donations to, authority of public utility districts and other utilities to request and receive: HB 1211, * SHB 1211, CH 226 (2011)
Food banks, voluntary donations to, authority of public utility districts to request and receive: SB 5499, SSB 5499
Food service products, prohibiting use of certain polystyrene products by food service businesses: SB 5779
Freezing standards for food, restricting local health jurisdiction authority: HB 1569
Fruit and vegetable products, narrowing business and occupation tax preferences for manufacturers and wholesalers: HB 2157
Fruit, patented or trademarked, disclosure of production and export information: SB 5146
Fruit, vegetable, dairy, and seafood businesses, extending business and occupation tax exemptions for: HB 2611, * ESB 6635, CH 6 (2012)
Fruit, vegetable, dairy, and seafood businesses, extending business and occupation tax preferences for: SB 6342
Genetically engineered material, food containing, labeling of: HB 2637, SB 6298
Meat inspection program, establishment: HB 1200, SHB 1200, 2SHB 1200
Meat products, narrowing business and occupation tax preferences for manufacturers and wholesalers: HB 2157
Milk, direct sales, exemption from regulations for small scale farms: SB 5648
Refrigeration and freezing equipment, requirements for businesses: HB 1643
Religiously or ceremonially prepared foods, labeling requirements for selling: HB 2376
Service animals in businesses selling food for human consumption, provisions and definition of service animal: HB 1728, * SHB 1728, CH 237 (2011), SB 5680
State agency purchasing, adoption of model food purchasing policy: HB 1801, SB 5653
State agency purchasing, adoption of recommended food purchasing policy: SHB 1801
Vegetable and fruit products, narrowing business and occupation tax preferences for manufacturers and wholesalers: HB 2157
Washington grown food and other goods, purchase by school districts, bid requirements: SB 6183
FOOD BANKS  (See FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS)
FORECLOSURES  (See HOMES AND HOUSING)
FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS COUNCIL  FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS COUNCIL RSS Feed
               
Human remains, identification of, assisting local jurisdictions: HB 2647, SB 6376
FOREST LAND  FOREST LAND RSS Feed
               (See also TAXES - PROPERTY TAX; TIMBER AND TIMBER INDUSTRIES)
Community forest land trust, creation and management by department of natural resources: HB 1421, * ESHB 1421, CH 216 (2011), SB 5272, SSB 5272
Compensating tax for forest land when removed from forest land classification, modifying exceptions: HB 2502, * ESHB 2502, CH 170 (2012)
Compensating tax for forest land, exempting certain counties: HB 1423, ESB 5169, SB 6097
Conservation districts, rates and charges for, authorizing optional system of: HB 2567, * ESHB 2567, CH 60 (2012), SB 6303, SSB 6303
Conservation of forest land through transfer of development rights marketplace, provisions: HB 1469, ESHB 1469, SB 5145, SB 5253, * ESSB 5253, CH 318 (2011)
Conversion, forest practices applications leading to conversion for development purposes: * HB 1582, CH 207 (2011), SB 5211, SSB 5211
Forest to shore restoration, construction projects for, authorizing bonds to fund: HB 2793, SHB 2793
Landowners, liability for unintentional injuries to recreational users resulting from forestry and other primary land uses: SB 6080
Roads, landowner liability when forest roads subject to road maintenance and abandonment plans: HB 1102
Small forest landowners, alternative low-impact harvest options: SHB 1192
Small forest landowners, compensation through forest riparian easement program: HB 1161, HB 1509, * ESHB 1509, CH 218 (2011) PV, SB 5551
Small forest landowners, reducing forestry riparian easement program costs and ensuring landowner viability: HB 1192, SB 5783
State lands, divestiture, sale of land not being used for forestry: HB 1199
State lands, state forest land pool, creation of: * HB 2329, CH 166 (2012), SB 6195
Timber land, current use property taxation, defining "contiguous" and "same ownership": HB 1060, SB 5359, * SSB 5359, CH 101 (2011), SB 5996, SSB 5996
Wetlands and aquatic habitat, compensatory mitigation of, pairing with existing environmental programs: HB 2238, SHB 2238, * E2SHB 2238, CH 62 (2012), SB 6093, SSB 6093
FOREST PRACTICES AND PRODUCTS  FOREST PRACTICES AND PRODUCTS RSS Feed
               (See also FOREST LAND; FOREST PRACTICES BOARD)
Applications, denials, restrictions and procedures when archaeological object is present: HB 2453
Applications, for forest practices-related hydraulic projects, integrating hydraulic project approvals into process: HB 2008, SB 5862, SSB 5862
Applications, leading to conversion of forest land for development purposes: * HB 1582, CH 207 (2011), SB 5211, SSB 5211
Building materials, reviewing other states' codes and standards on embodied energy and carbon in materials: * ESSB 5485, CH 341 (2011)
Christmas tree, official state: HB 1472
Hydraulic permits, exemption from permitting requirements for certain forest practices: HB 2388
Institute of forest resources, University of Washington, addressing forest sector issues: HB 1254, * SHB 1254, CH 187 (2011), SB 5123, SSB 5123
Olympic natural resources center, governor to appoint policy advisory board to advise on center policies: SB 5997, * SSB 5997, CH 243 (2012)
Permitting system for forest practices, adding renewal period for approval to conduct forest practice: HB 1157, SHB 1157, SB 5158
Permitting system for forest practices, various revisions, including fish protection standards, concurrence review, and fees: SHB 1157
Public buildings, reducing embodied energy of building materials by increasing use of wood and wood projects: SB 5485
Public speedway authority, exemption from forest practices act conversion moratoria: SB 5856
Pulping liquors, spent, adding to definition of renewable resources: SB 6561, SSB 6561
School of forest resources, University of Washington, addressing forest sector issues: HB 1254, * SHB 1254, CH 187 (2011), SB 5123, SSB 5123
FOREST PRACTICES BOARD  FOREST PRACTICES BOARD RSS Feed
               
Forest practices application account, creation: SHB 1157, SB 6406, * 2ESSB 6406, CH 1 (2012) PV
Forestry riparian easement program, investigation of new long-term funding sources for program: HB 1509, * ESHB 1509, CH 218 (2011) PV, SB 5551
Hydraulic project approvals, board role in integration of approvals into forest practices applications for forest practices-related hydraulic projects: SHB 1157, HB 2008, SB 5862, SSB 5862, SB 6406, * 2ESSB 6406, CH 1 (2012) PV
Natural resources management, streamlining through agency independence: HB 1162
Permitting system for forest practices, adding renewal period for approval to conduct forest practice: HB 1157, SHB 1157
Permitting system for forest practices, various revisions, including fish protection standards, concurrence review, and fees: SHB 1157
Small forest landowners, alternative low-impact harvest options, adaptive management program to assist board: SHB 1192
Small forest landowners, board to revise rules while considering small landowner interests: HB 1192, SB 5783
Wetlands and aquatic habitat, compensatory mitigation of, board authorization of riparian and aquatic resources enhancement account expenditures: HB 2238, SB 6093
Wetlands and aquatic habitat, compensatory mitigation of, pairing with existing environmental programs: SHB 2238
FOSTER CARE  FOSTER CARE RSS Feed
               
Caseload reductions, reinvesting related savings through use of child and family reinvestment account: HB 2263, * SHB 2263, CH 204 (2012)
Educational success for youth and alumni of foster care act: HB 2254, * SHB 2254, CH 163 (2012), SB 6374
Extended foster care services for youths at least eighteen years of age: HB 1128, SHB 1128, * 2SHB 1128, CH 330 (2011), SB 5245
Financial aid, state need grants, giving priority to students formerly in foster care: SB 6592
Foster care to 21 program, allowing current participants to continue until no longer eligible: HB 2592, * ESHB 2592, CH 52 (2012)
Foster homes, unannounced monthly visits to caregivers: HB 1697, * SHB 1697, CH 160 (2011), SB 5393, SSB 5393
Foster parents, accusations of abuse, notification requirements and handling of unfounded allegations: HB 1930
Indians, Washington state Indian child welfare act: HB 1895, SB 5656, * ESSB 5656, CH 309 (2011)
Parental rights, reinstatement, expanding opportunity to petition: HB 1879, SB 5690, SSB 5690
FUELS  FUELS RSS Feed
               (See also TAXES - MOTOR VEHICLE FUEL)
Alternative fuel, innovation in, marine innovation center to promote: SB 6264
Alternative fuels, standards for minimum fuel content: HB 1606, SHB 1606, HB 2740, SB 5478, SSB 5478
Alternative fuels, vehicles using, delaying requirements for state agencies and local governments: HB 1781, SHB 1781
Alternative fuels, vehicles using, exempting local governments from requirements: HB 1141
Aviation fuel, development of forest biomass to aviation fuel: * SHB 1422, CH 217 (2011), SSB 5273
Aviation fuel, forest biomass to aviation fuel demonstration project: HB 1422, SB 5273
Aviation fuel, regulating aviation biofuels production and convening work group: HB 2422, * SHB 2422, CH 63 (2012), SB 6238, SSB 6238
Biodiesel fuel, standards for minimum fuel content: HB 1606, SHB 1606, HB 2740, SB 5478, SSB 5478
Biofuel crops, promoting production through water resource management on Columbia and Snake river mainstems: HB 2192, SB 6028
Biofuel processing facilities, provisions concerning construction and enlargement: HB 2296, SHB 2296
Biofuel, regulating aviation biofuels production and convening work group: HB 2422, * SHB 2422, CH 63 (2012), SB 6238, SSB 6238
Compressed and liquefied natural gas, use of, adding to local government fuel usage requirements: * ESHB 2545, CH 171 (2012)
Compressed natural gas, use of, adding to local government fuel usage requirements: HB 2545
Diesel, clarifying definition of "farm vehicle" to include certain vehicles using dyed, off-road diesel fuel: SB 5026
Motor vehicle fuel economy programs, legislative authorization after impact assessment: HB 1948
Propane, use of, adding to local government fuel usage requirements: * ESHB 2545, CH 171 (2012)
FUNDS  (See PUBLIC FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS)
FUNERALS  (See HUMAN REMAINS)