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

RADIOACTIVE WASTE  (See HAZARDOUS WASTE)
RAILROADS  RAILROADS RSS Feed
               
Advisory committee on railroad safety, creation within utilities and transportation commission: HB 1978, SB 5847
Cranes and crane operators, revising safety regulations: SB 5760
Rail fixed guideway systems, local planning requirements when part of high capacity transportation system planning: * EHB 1171, CH 127 (2011), ESB 5205
State-owned railroad properties, surplus not needed for rail service, sale or lease: HB 1861, * SHB 1861, CH 161 (2011) PV
REAL ESTATE AND REAL PROPERTY  REAL ESTATE AND REAL PROPERTY RSS Feed
               (See also EMINENT DOMAIN; FOREST LAND; HOMES AND HOUSING; LANDLORD AND TENANT; TAXES - PROPERTY TAX)
Appraisal management companies, increasing minimal penal sum of surety bond: HB 2566, SB 6306
Archaeological investigations on private lands, provisions: * EHB 1177, CH 219 (2011), SB 5282, SSB 5282
Carbon monoxide alarms, residential and commercial property, seller disclosure requirements: HB 2672, SB 6472, * SSB 6472, CH 132 (2012)
Common interest community managers, exempting from real estate broker and managing broker licensing requirements: EHB 2513, HB 2555, SB 6325, * SSB 6325, CH 126 (2012)
Common interest community managers, registration and related requirements: HB 2555
Condemnation, municipality real property acquisition due to threat to public: HB 1036, SB 5078, SSB 5078
Conservation futures, flexible conservation futures taxing districts, creation: SB 6165, SSB 6165, 2SSB 6165
Deeds of trust act, amending: * ESHB 2614, CH 185 (2012)
Deeds of trust, beneficiaries, penalties for false swearing by: HB 2777, SB 6199, SSB 6199
Deeds of trust, electronic registry systems and other issues, convening stakeholder group: SSB 6070
Deeds of trust, modifying provisions: SB 5309
Deeds of trust, modifying recording provisions in connection with trustee's sale: HB 2776, SB 6070
Deeds of trust, owner-occupied real property foreclosure sales, publishing notice on internet: SB 6514
Deeds of trust, reconveyances, clarifying relationships between agents: HB 1045, SB 5311, SSB 5311
Deeds of trust, residual debts following short sales of owner-occupied residential property secured by: HB 2614
Deeds of trust, trustee's foreclosure sale, rescission of: * ESHB 2614, CH 185 (2012), SB 6515, SSB 6515
Deeds of trust, when notices of default are issued, beneficiaries to pay additional one-time sum: HB 2119, * SHB 2119, CH 24 (2011)
Developers, statutory provisions governing developer control of homeowners' association: ESB 5377
Easements and private rights-of-way, legal obligations and maintenance agreements, grounds for civil action: HB 1349, SHB 1349
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
Excise taxes, county and city, limitations on amount to be used for operations and maintenance of capital projects: * HB 1953, CH 354 (2011)
Fertilizers, phosphorus-containing, restrictions on use: HB 1271, HB 1489, * ESHB 1489, CH 73 (2011) PV, SB 5194, SSB 5194
Fire protection, unprotected lands outside fire protection jurisdictions, provisions governing fire suppression efforts: HB 1506, * SHB 1506, CH 200 (2011), * HB 2213, CH 14 (2012), SB 5373, SSB 5373
Government regulation of property, property fairness act to compensate owners for agency damage to property: SB 5267
Homeowners in crisis, including alternatives, remedies, and assistance: * ESHB 2614, CH 185 (2012)
Hydroelectric project owners, liability when making adjacent lands and water areas available for public recreational use: HB 1231, * SB 5388, CH 53 (2011)
Indian tribes, exemption of tribal property, conditions: HB 1446, HB 2391, SB 5305, SB 6158
Leased land with mobile home, adding to qualifications for senior, disabled, and veteran property tax exemption: HB 1843
Lien holders, certain foreclosure sales, requirements: SB 5590, * SSB 5590, CH 364 (2011)
Liens, claims of lien by mechanics and materialmen, notice requirements: HB 1475
Liens, claims of lien by mechanics and materialmen, signing requirements: HB 1708, ESHB 1708
Liens, judgment liens on real property, commencing when filed: HB 2511, * SB 6566, CH 133 (2012)
Nondepository institutions making loans, modernizing statutes concerning and streamlining enforcement authorities of: HB 2255, * SHB 2255, CH 17 (2012), SB 6173, SSB 6173
Owner-occupied real property, foreclosure sales, publishing notice on internet: SB 6514
Private property, local government required actions on, list of actions requiring compensation: HB 2552
Property management companies, business and occupation tax deduction for on-site personnel: HB 1416, * SB 5289, CH 26 (2011)
Property management companies, phasing-out business and occupation tax for on-site property managers: HB 1077
Property tax exemption, property leased by nonprofit organization providing job training and services: HB 1042, SHB 1042, SB 5017, SSB 5017
Public transfer fee obligation act: * SSB 5115, CH 36 (2011)
Public utility districts, lien authority for districts providing water or sewer service: HB 1616
Real estate brokers and managing brokers, fingerprint and background checks, exempting veterans from requirements: SB 6533
Real estate firms, clarifying basis for business and occupation tax: HB 1184, * SB 5083, CH 322 (2011) PV
Real estate firms, fingerprint and background checks, exempting veterans from requirements: SB 6533
Real estate sales excise tax, determining tax in multiparcel transactions: HB 1338
Real property, actions to quiet title, prohibiting adverse possession claims: HB 1160
Real property, asserting title by adverse possession: HB 1026, * ESHB 1026, CH 255 (2011)
Real property, deeds of trust of residential, convening stakeholder group to consider recording of: SSB 6070
Real property, residential, recording of transfers and assignments in connection with conveyance: HB 2776, SB 6070
Real property, state or municipal sale or lease of public property to Indian tribes: * EHB 1409, CH 259 (2011), SB 5208
Real property, surplus governmental, using for affordable housing: HB 1462, SHB 1462, SB 5214, SSB 5214
Receivership proceedings, receiver and procedure provisions: * ESB 5058, CH 34 (2011)
Service contracts, provisions: HB 2218, SHB 2218
Short sale sellers, protecting from payment of forgiven home loan debt: HB 2718, SB 6337, SSB 6337
Short sales, provisions concerning notifications to sellers and collecting outstanding debt: * ESHB 2614, CH 185 (2012)
State officers, buying or selling real property using nonpublic information, class C felony: HB 2320, SHB 2320
Surplus state property, reporting of status of certain surplus property to department of enterprise services: ESHB 2722
Surplus state property, requirements for identifying, creating list of, and reporting on: HB 2722
Transfer of real property, liability for damages and costs in cases of transfer fee covenant or lien or private transfer fee obligation: SB 5179
Transfer of real property, restricting private transfer fee obligations: HB 1214, ESHB 1214, SB 5115, * SSB 5115, CH 36 (2011)
Transportation property, surplus, procedures for sale or exchange of real property by department of transportation: SB 5658, * SSB 5658, CH 376 (2011)
Transportation property, surplus, right of repurchase for former owner when property was acquired by condemnation: HB 1441
True and fair value, real property, assessors to give notice of value each year property is revalued: HB 1204
Wells, permit exempt, revising real estate transaction disclosure form requirements: HB 2410
Zoning, notice to property owners when city or county proposes to rezone: HB 1013
REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX  (See TAXES - REAL ESTATE EXCISE)
RECEIVERSHIP  (See ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS; PERSONAL PROPERTY; REAL ESTATE AND REAL PROPERTY)
RECORDS  RECORDS RSS Feed
               (See also PUBLIC RECORDS EXEMPTIONS ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE)
Address confidentiality program, disclosure of information in registered domestic partnership applications and related records: HB 2385, SB 6213
Archives and records management division, cost allocation to be based on actual services and service hours: SSB 5517
Archives and records management division, fee and charge exemption for higher education institutions not using division services: SB 5517
Archivist, state, sole authority for archival and records storage, excepting legislative records: SB 6522, SB 6588
Autopsy and postmortem reports and records, access and dissemination: SSB 6037
Autopsy and postmortem reports and records, denying access to persons guilty of a crime resulting in decedent's death: SB 6037, SSB 6037
Birth certificates, original, access to certificates by adoptee: HB 2211, SHB 2211, 2SHB 2211, SB 5178, SB 6233
Collective bargaining, public employee representatives, public access to negotiations and records concerning: HB 2526
Copy, defining for public records act purposes: SB 5693
Correctional inmates, public records request by, authority of court to enjoin request: SB 5099
Correctional inmates, public records request by, award of penalties in action challenging agency claim of exemption: HB 1034, SB 5025, * SSB 5025, CH 300 (2011)
Councils in unincorporated areas and their volunteers, immunity from lawsuits under public records act: SB 5677
Crime prevention efforts by law enforcement agencies, property owner access to associated information collected by agencies: SB 5244, SSB 5244, 2SSB 5244
Crime prevention efforts by law enforcement agencies, property owner access to personally identifying information collected by agencies: * EHB 1234, CH 88 (2012)
Criminal history record information, including background checks and conviction and nonconviction records: * ESB 6296, CH 125 (2012)
Death certificates, disclosure restrictions: HB 1241
Deferred prosecution, criminal history or court record information, prohibiting dissemination after successful completion of program: SB 5591
Destruction of records absent legal authority, agency burden of proof in connection with record request: HB 2652
Digital copy machines, erasure of information stored on internal hard drives before return or resale of machine: HB 1216
Driving records, abstracts of, contractual arrangements with an employer for review of existing employees' records: HB 1504, SB 5246, * SSB 5246, CH 73 (2012)
Driving records, abstracts of, furnishing an employer with abstracts of existing employees' records: SHB 1504
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, certain information in a filing of usage-based insurance: HB 2361, * ESHB 2361, CH 222 (2012)
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, gang data bases: 2SSB 5049
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, information in worker's compensation structured settlement agreements: HB 2407, SHB 2407
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, nonconviction criminal history record information: HB 1235, SB 5019, SSB 5019
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, personal information in files of child receiving child care from licensed provider: HB 2646
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, personal information in files of child receiving child care or early learning services: HB 1293, SB 5314
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, personal information in files of participants in certain agency or community-based programs: SSB 5314
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, personal information in files of participants in certain public or nonprofit programs: * ESSB 5098, CH 173 (2011)
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, personal information of minors participating in parks and recreation programs: SB 5098
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, state or local agency employee misconduct investigation records in certain cases: HB 2761
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, vessel pilot evaluation and testing materials: SB 6579, SSB 6579
Exemptions from public copying and inspection, video and audio recordings made during executive session meetings: HB 2406, SB 6109
Fruit, patented or trademarked, disclosure of production and export information: SB 5146
International contact database, public records provision: SB 5733
Juvenile records, diversion agreements, including records availability: 2SSB 6292
Juvenile records, establishing joint legislative task force on juvenile record sealing: * SHB 1793, CH 333 (2011)
Juvenile records, prohibiting consumer reporting agency dissemination unless records are de-identified: HB 1793, SB 5558, SSB 5558
Juvenile records, provisions concerning confidentiality of: SB 6292, SSB 6292
Juvenile records, provisions concerning sealing and destroying of records: * SHB 1793, CH 333 (2011)
Juvenile records, provisions concerning sealing of records: HB 1793, HB 2541, * SHB 2541 (2012) V, SB 6291
Medical records, eliminating department of revenue's authorization to examine: SB 6091, SSB 6091
Open records, office of, establishment within office of administrative hearings: HB 1044, SB 5237
Protection orders, sealing in certain cases to protect a person's housing opportunities: HB 2564, SB 6321
Public officials and employees, training programs regarding public records and meetings for, attorney general to implement: HB 2572
Public records requests, agency claims of exemption, award of penalties when action against agency on behalf of correctional inmate: HB 1034, SB 5025, * SSB 5025, CH 300 (2011)
Public records requests, agency claims of exemption, recommendations of public records exemptions accountability committee: SB 5049
Public records requests, agency claims of exemption, statute of limitations for actions against agency: HB 1033, SB 5022, SSB 5022
Public records requests, agency limitation of hours spent responding to requests in certain cases: HB 2677, SB 6351, SSB 6351
Public records requests, agency records production errors, providing notice to agency of error dispute: HB 1139, SB 5062
Public records requests, agency to supply to requestor an estimate of direct costs to agency: HB 1675
Public records requests, by incarcerated persons, authority of court to enjoin: HB 2677, SB 5099, SB 6351, SSB 6351
Public records requests, production and copying cost recovery provisions: HB 1300, SB 5088
Public records requests, records destroyed absent legal authority, agency burden of proof: HB 2652
Public records requests, records search costs, equitable allocation of county auditor's costs: HB 2416, SHB 2416
Public records requests, school district authority to charge for reasonable costs of responding: SB 6576
Public records requests, signatures on agency records, exemption from public inspection and copying: HB 1989
Public records requests, use for commercial and profit-making purposes, strengthening restrictions: HB 2340, SB 6146, SSB 6146
Public records requests, using multifactor analysis to set monetary awards for agency violations: SB 5685, SSB 5685
Public records requests, violation disputes, conferences between requester and agency: HB 1299, SB 5089
Public records requests, violations, revising monetary penalties: HB 1899, * SHB 1899, CH 273 (2011)
Public records, defining "copy" for purposes of the public records act: SB 5693
Public records, health care insurance, availability for inspection of certain insurer filings: HB 1220, * ESHB 1220, CH 312 (2011)
Public records, health care insurance, availability for inspection of certain insurer or contractor filings: SB 5120
Public records, increasing access: SB 5512
Public records, livestock information, disclosure exemptions: * HB 2456, CH 168 (2012), SB 6087
Public records, special purpose districts, hours of availability for inspection and copying: HB 1389, SB 5294, SSB 5294
Statute of limitation for action against agency claim of exemption from public records act requirements: HB 1033, SB 5022, SSB 5022
Sunshine committee, implementing committee recommendations: SB 5049, SSB 5049, 2SSB 5049
Title insurers, public disclosure of statistical reporting to insurance commissioner: SHB 2010
Transit passes and fare payment media, personally identifying information on, exempting from disclosure: * SHB 2252, CH 68 (2012), HB 2271, SB 6113
Unlawful detainer records, prohibiting landlord refusal to renew or enter into rental agreement based on: SSB 6321
Unlawful detainer records, sealing in certain cases to protect a person's housing opportunities: HB 2564, SB 6321
Washington enhanced intelligence act, restricting collection of certain protected information by law enforcement agencies: SB 5048
RECREATION  (See OUTDOOR RECREATION; PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION; RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE)
RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE  RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE RSS Feed
               
Administrative functions, consolidation with other natural resources agencies, requirements: E2SSB 5669
Conservation and recreation, department of, transfer of powers, duties, and functions of office to department: HB 1850, SB 5669
Contracts for construction projects, execution by funding board, revising certain requirements: SB 5825
Fish, wildlife, and recreation, department of, transfer of powers, duties, and functions of office to department: SSB 5669
Habitat and recreation lands coordinating group, participation of certain state agencies in: * SB 6385, CH 128 (2012)
Invasive species council, extending expiration dates for council and council account: * HB 1413, CH 154 (2011), SB 5090
Natural resources management, office to undertake interagency collaboration and office and facility colocation: SB 6078, ESSB 6078
Natural resources management, streamlining through agency independence: HB 1162
Natural resources partnership office, creating to encourage natural resources related partnerships: SB 5481
Recreation and conservation funding board, revising certain requirements for execution of construction project contracts: SB 5825
RECYCLING  RECYCLING RSS Feed
               
Bags, plastic carryout bags, establishing requirements for stores and manufacturers: HB 2250
Bags, recycled paper bags, restrictions and requirements as retail checkout bags: HB 2404
Bottles, beverage bottles and cans, collection and recycling incentives and penalties for violations: SB 5778
Bottles, petroleum-based beverage bottles, prohibiting manufacture and sale if noncompostable: SB 5781
Cans, beverage cans and bottles, collection and recycling incentives and penalties for violations: SB 5778
Carpet, promoting recycling through carpet stewardship organizations and product stewardship programs: SB 5110, SSB 5110, SB 6341, SSB 6341
Electronic products, recycling plans for, establishing manufacturers' responsibilities through market share determinations: HB 1866, SB 5824, SSB 5824, SB 6336, SSB 6336
Prescription drugs, unused, establishing program for recycling by nursing homes: SB 6048
REDISTRICTING COMMISSION  REDISTRICTING COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Redistricting plan, advancing deadline for approval by commission: SB 6587, SJR 8227
Redistricting plan, submission to legislature for approval: * EHCR 4409 (2012), SCR 8409
REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITIES  (See PUBLIC TRANSIT)
REGULATORY ASSISTANCE, OFFICE  (See STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS)
RELIGION  RELIGION RSS Feed
               
American heritage act, prohibiting censoring or restricting of certain instruction based on religious references: HB 2377
Food, religiously or ceremonially prepared, labeling requirements for selling: HB 2376
Marriage, freedom of clergy and religious institutions to determine which ceremonies to perform and marriages to recognize: HB 2516, SHB 2516, SB 6239, * ESSB 6239, CH 3 (2012)
Same-sex marriage, allowing while protecting religious freedom: SB 6239, * ESSB 6239, CH 3 (2012)
State capitol campus, use of state property for religious activity: SB 6085
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND RESOURCES  (See ENERGY)
RESTAURANTS  (See BUSINESSES)
RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS  RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS RSS Feed
               
Average salary, local and state government employees, determining for pension plan purposes: * HB 2070, CH 5 (2011)
Benefit plans for retirees in lieu of unused sick leave remuneration, reassigning administration of: HB 2624, SB 6194
Contractors, government, excluding from definition of employer for purposes of state retirement systems: * EHB 2771, CH 236 (2012), SB 6584
Death benefits, duty-related, increase for certain public employees in retirement systems: HB 1450, SB 5160
Deferred compensation or supplemental savings plan, public utility district employees: * HB 1618, CH 30 (2011), SB 5281
Employer, definition of, excluding government contractors for purposes of state retirement systems: * EHB 2771, CH 236 (2012), SB 6584
Firefighters' pension fund, obligations against fund of city or town entering into a regional fire protection service authority: HB 1784
Higher education employees, annuities and retirement income plans: HB 1262, HB 1981, * ESHB 1981, CH 47 (2011), SB 5162, SB 5474
Higher education employees, creating higher education retirement plan supplemental benefit fund: * ESHB 1981, CH 47 (2011)
Higher education employees, postretirement employment provisions: HB 1022, HB 1981, * ESHB 1981, CH 47 (2011), SB 5569
Judges, elimination of mandatory retirement age: HB 1201, HJR 4203, SB 5147, SJR 8204
Judges, retiring at end of current term after reaching mandatory retirement age: SB 5323, SJR 8200
LEOFF plan 2, setting 2011-2013 contribution rates: HB 2068
LEOFF plan 2, transfer of funds to local public safety account: HB 2071
LEOFF plan 2, transfer of PERS service credit by fish and wildlife enforcement officers, modifying starting date: HB 2418, * SB 6134, CH 248 (2012)
LEOFF plans 1 and 2, determining local government employee final average salary: HB 2018, SB 5882
LEOFF plans 1 and 2, merging: HB 2097, HB 2350, SB 6563
LEOFF, benefits for member's surviving spouse: HB 1444, SHB 1444, SB 5353
LEOFF, city disability boards, membership: HB 2697, SB 6459
LEOFF, membership for park rangers vested with police powers by parks and recreation commission: HB 1321
LEOFF, use of overtime when calculating pension benefits: SB 6543
Local government employees, determining average final salary for pension purposes: HB 2018, SB 5882
Overtime, use when calculating pension benefits: SB 6543
Pension plans, constitutional amendment concerning state's long-term obligations: HJR 4219, SJR 8214
Pension plans, local and state government employees, determining average salary for plan purposes: * HB 2070, CH 5 (2011)
Pension plans, nonstate defined benefit plans offered by towns, authorization and prohibitions: * SB 5950, CH 240 (2012)
Pension policy, select committee on, membership: HB 2738
PERS plan 1, limiting annual increase amounts: HB 2021, * SHB 2021, CH 362 (2011), SB 5920, SSB 5920
PERS plan 1, membership, revising provisions concerning employees of labor guilds, associations, or organizations: HB 1956, SB 5833
PERS plan 1, postretirement employment provisions: SB 5852
PERS plan 2, insurance plans and contracts, allowing certain separated members to participate: HB 1706
PERS plan 3, defined benefit portion, vesting after five years: HB 1704
PERS plans 2 and 3, alternate early retirement provisions, amending: * 2ESB 6378, CH 7 (2012)
PERS plans 2 and 3, excluding certain new members from alternate early retirement provisions: HB 1742, HB 2825, * 2ESB 6378, CH 7 (2012)
PERS plans 2 and 3, retirement benefits at earlier ages: HB 1705
PERS plans 2 and 3, transfer of service credit to LEOFF plan 2 by fish and wildlife enforcement officers, modifying starting date: HB 2418, * SB 6134, CH 248 (2012)
PERS, additional service credit for retiring employees displaced by mandatory use of private collection agencies by state agencies: HB 1374, SB 5284
PERS, determining local government employee average final compensation: HB 2018, SB 5882
PERS, health care authority to provide health benefit subsidies for certain retired members: SB 6577
PERS, postretirement employment provisions: HB 1083
PERS, use of overtime when calculating pension benefits: SB 6543
Plan 3 retirement systems, new members, changing defined contribution portion default investment option: * HB 1625, CH 80 (2011), SB 5494
Postretirement employment, higher education employees: HB 1022, HB 1981, * ESHB 1981, CH 47 (2011), SB 5569
Postretirement employment, PERS and TRS plan 1, public employment after retirement: SB 5852
Postretirement employment, PERS, PSERS, SERS plans 2 and 3, and TRS plan 1: HB 1083
PSERS plan 2, determining local government employee average final compensation: HB 2018, SB 5882
PSERS, definition of employer to include public corrections entities formed by counties or cities: * HB 1263, CH 68 (2011), SB 5161
PSERS, postretirement employment provisions: HB 1083
PSERS, use of overtime when calculating pension benefits: SB 6543
Public employees' savings plan, creation: SB 5908
Retirement systems, excess compensation, limiting impact on contribution rates: HB 2441
Retirement systems, state actuary to conduct actuarial study of financial risks to systems: HB 1998, SHB 1998
Savings plan, creation of public employees' savings plan: SB 5908
School administrators, alternate early retirement eligibility, service credit calculation: HB 1851
SERS plan 2, insurance plans and contracts, allowing certain separated members to participate: HB 1706
SERS plan 3, defined benefit portion, vesting after five years: HB 1704
SERS plans 2 and 3, allowing for foregone compensation when calculating earnable compensation: HB 1787
SERS plans 2 and 3, alternate early retirement eligibility, service credit calculation for school administrators: HB 1851
SERS plans 2 and 3, alternate early retirement provisions, amending: * 2ESB 6378, CH 7 (2012)
SERS plans 2 and 3, excluding certain new members from alternate early retirement provisions: HB 1742, HB 2825, * 2ESB 6378, CH 7 (2012)
SERS plans 2 and 3, postretirement employment provisions: HB 1083
SERS plans 2 and 3, retirement benefits at earlier ages: HB 1705
TRS plan 1, limiting annual increase amounts: HB 2021, * SHB 2021, CH 362 (2011), SB 5920, SSB 5920
TRS plan 1, optional health benefit premium subsidy for retired members ineligible for medicare: SB 5846, SSB 5846
TRS plan 1, partial lump sum benefit payment for certain survivors of members: HB 1261, SB 5163
TRS plan 1, postretirement employment provisions: HB 1083, SB 5852
TRS plan 2, insurance plans and contracts, allowing certain separated members to participate: HB 1706
TRS plan 3, defined benefit portion, vesting after five years: HB 1704
TRS plans 2 and 3, allowing for foregone compensation when calculating earnable compensation: HB 1787
TRS plans 2 and 3, alternate early retirement eligibility, service credit calculation for school administrators: HB 1851
TRS plans 2 and 3, alternate early retirement provisions, amending: * 2ESB 6378, CH 7 (2012)
TRS plans 2 and 3, excluding certain new members from alternate early retirement provisions: HB 1742, HB 2825, * 2ESB 6378, CH 7 (2012)
TRS plans 2 and 3, retirement benefits at earlier ages: HB 1705
TRS, health care authority to provide health benefit subsidies for certain retired members: SB 6577
TRS, use of overtime when calculating pension benefits: SB 6543
Volunteer firefighters and reserve officers, purchase of retirement pension coverage by certain firefighters and officers: * SB 5365, CH 239 (2012)
Volunteer firefighters and reserve officers, revising definitions for retirement purposes: HB 1723
WSPRS, benefits for member's surviving spouse: HB 1444, SHB 1444, SB 5353
WSPRS, member contribution rate: HB 2467, SB 6219
WSPRS, transfer of service credit into system by troopers formerly serving as certain kinds of officers: HB 1260, * ESB 5159, CH 72 (2012)
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS, DEPARTMENT  RETIREMENT SYSTEMS, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               
Beneficiary of deceased retiree, exclusion of persons acquitted by reason of insanity from benefitting from unlawful killing: SB 5103
Higher education retirement plan supplemental benefits, department administrative role: * ESHB 1981, CH 47 (2011)
Public employees' savings plan, administration by department: SB 5908
Salary reductions for state employees, department adoption of necessary rules: * ESSB 5860, CH 39 (2011)
Salary reductions for state employees, pension provisions, department adoption of necessary rules: SB 5860
REVENUE, DEPARTMENT  REVENUE, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               
Billings issued by department, imposing fee on: HB 2154
Building permits, local governments issuing permits to supply subcontractor information to department: HB 2154
Business and occupation taxes, uniformity between state and local, collaborative process to increase: HB 2812
Business licensing system, making technical changes and conforming amendments: HB 2790
Business licensing system, simplifying local licensing through cooperative process: HB 2789
Business licensing, local, simplifying through cooperative process: HB 2789
Businesses in Washington, single portal for, department to convene interagency work group on: SB 6356
Capital gains, state tax on, department role: HB 2563
Electronic means for remitting and reporting taxes, expansion of use by department: * EHB 1357, CH 24 (2011), SB 5288
Fiscal notes, pilot project: SB 5411
Income tax, on gross income over one million dollars, administrative provisions: HB 2766
Industry development organization grant program, department role: SB 5808
Innovation industry program, department role: HB 2613, SHB 2613, SSB 5808, 2SSB 5808
Laws administered by department, revising certain excise tax provisions: SB 5838, SSB 5838
Liens against real property, issuance by department in lieu of warrant for unpaid excise taxes: * HB 1239, CH 131 (2011)
Liquor control board, transferring certain tax collection and other functions to department: SB 6554
Master license service program, transferring from department of licensing: HB 2017, * SHB 2017, CH 298 (2011), SB 5911, SSB 5911
Medical records, eliminating department authorization to examine: SB 6091, SSB 6091
Middle class jobs act, department role in provisions: HB 1601, 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
Planning processes, agencies to coordinate efforts to improve services and move households up to middle-income bracket or higher: HB 2171
Privilege tax on petroleum businesses, department role: HB 2093
Small business taxpayer bill of rights, department administration: HB 1165
Small business taxpayer rights, department administration: SHB 1165
Spirits, taxes on retail sales, collection by department: * HB 2758, CH 39 (2012), SB 6571
Studded tires, fee for each new tire sold, department to collect: SB 6032
Tax expenditure information, omnibus operating appropriations bill to include: HB 1889, SB 5831
Tax interest, refund, and credit provisions, increasing interest rate and reducing issuance period for refunds and credits: HB 2154
Tax refund and interest provisions, modifications: HB 2080, SHB 2080
Taxpayer information, department role in maintaining confidentiality while improving transparency of tax preferences and structure: SB 5312
Unclaimed property, unclaimed securities to be sold as soon as practicable upon receipt: HB 2154, HB 2169, * SHB 2169, CH 8 (2011), SB 5994
REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON  REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON RSS Feed
               
Boarding homes, changing term to "assisted living facilities": HB 2056, * SHB 2056, CH 10 (2012)
Conforming amendments prompted by reorganization of state government central services: HB 2375, SHB 2375
Constitutional authority, federal or state, requiring citation with all bills, acts, ordinances, resolutions, and rules: HB 1951
Domestic partnerships, statutory construction: * HB 1649, CH 9 (2011)
Emergency clauses, constitutional amendment to restrict use: HJR 4200
Gender-based terms, technical corrections: * SB 5045, CH 336 (2011) PV, * SB 6095, CH 117 (2012)
Publication, revising publication requirements of statute law committee: * HB 1479, CH 156 (2011)
Tax statutes, clarifications and technical corrections: SB 5167, * SSB 5167, CH 174 (2011)
Technical corrections, campaign financing provisions: HB 1048, * SHB 1048, CH 60 (2011)
Technical corrections, department of early learning statutes: HB 1621, SHB 1621
Technical corrections, statutes affecting department of agriculture, technical nonsubstantive changes: SB 5374, * SSB 5374, CH 103 (2011)
Technical corrections, various statutes: HB 1218, * SHB 1218, CH 151 (2011)
Trade names and licensing laws, making technical changes and conforming amendments: HB 2790
RISK MANAGEMENT, OFFICE  (See ENTERPRISE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT)
RIVERS  RIVERS RSS Feed
               
Columbia and Snake river mainstems, water resource management, using to promote production of biofuel and organic crops: HB 2192, SB 6028
Columbia and Snake rivers, requesting reservoir capacity to capture runoff from dams: SJM 8011
Columbia basin project, federal, superseding water right permit requirements for water delivered from project: * HB 1391, CH 72 (2011), SB 5293
Columbia basin project, phase II, requesting federal support: HJM 4011, HJM 4016
Columbia river basin management program, modifications to prospectively maximize investment tools: HB 1803, SHB 1803, * 2SHB 1803, CH 83 (2011), ESB 5647
Columbia river basin water supply, voluntary regional agreements, amending RCW 90.90.030: HB 2212, * SHB 2212, CH 161 (2012)
Columbia river, bicentennial of David Thompson's navigation and mapping: * HR 4623 (2011)
Columbia river, interstate 5 Columbia river crossing project, designation as eligible toll facility: HB 2676, SHB 2676, SB 6445, * ESSB 6445, CH 36 (2012)
Columbia river, public utility districts bordering, supplying water and electric energy for or from pumped storage generating facility: SB 6044
Columbia river, public utility districts bordering, supplying water for pumped storage generating facilities: HB 2616, * SSB 6044, CH 246 (2012)
Floodplains, one hundred year, expansion of urban growth areas into floodplains: HB 1222
Gravel, removal from waterways, provisions: HB 1603
Hydroelectric generation, on irrigation district facilities, qualifying for renewable energy credit: SB 6224
Hydroelectric project owners, liability when making adjacent lands and water areas available for public recreational use: HB 1231, * SB 5388, CH 53 (2011)
Snake and Columbia rivers, requesting reservoir capacity to capture runoff from dams: SJM 8011
State environmental policy act, expanding environmental checklist by adding downstream or down-gradient impacts to waters: HB 2710
Streams, sediment removal by citizen volunteers, streamlining hydraulic project approval: SB 6006
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Alaskan way viaduct and Seattle seawall replacement project, expert review panel to update previous work: SB 5785, SSB 5785
Alaskan Way viaduct replacement project, tolling and other revenues: HB 2675, SHB 2675, SB 6444, * SSB 6444, CH 83 (2012)
All-terrain vehicles, conditions for use on public roadways: HB 1203, HB 1619, SB 5366, ESSB 5366, E2SSB 5366
Asphalt, coal tar asphalt sealant, prohibiting sale and use: HB 1721, * ESHB 1721, CH 268 (2011)
Bicyclists, consideration of needs when designing various transportation projects: HB 1700, * SHB 1700, CH 67 (2012)
Bridges, state boundary bridge, proposals for constructing: HB 1383, SB 5444
Bridges, state route number 520 corridor, legislative approval of toll charge schedule: HB 1887, SB 5700, * SSB 5700, CH 377 (2011) PV
Bridges, state route number 520 Evergreen Point bridge, permitting and construction for replacement of certain elements: * EHB 2814, CH 84 (2012)
Bridges, state route number 520 Evergreen Point bridge, permitting for replacement of certain elements: HB 2787, SHB 2787, SB 6599
Bridges, state route number 9 Snohomish river bridge project, identification and funding: SB 5822
Bridges, Tacoma Narrows bridge, approving photo toll schedule: HB 1887, SB 5700, * SSB 5700, CH 377 (2011) PV
Bridges, toll, use of revenue from toll facilities exclusively for highway purposes: SB 5416, SJR 8210
Complete streets grant program, establishment by department of transportation: HB 1071, * ESHB 1071, CH 257 (2011)
Construction, design-build procedures, adjusting provision concerning awarding of highway construction contracts: SB 5250, SSB 5250, E2SSB 5250
Contracts for highway and street improvements, relying on contract bond for protection and payment of claims and taxes: HB 1384, * SHB 1384, CH 231 (2011)
Express lanes, highways, commercial vehicles to be prohibited from using during peak hours: SB 5130
Express toll lanes, use on I-405 and setting of tolls: * EHB 1382, CH 369 (2011), SB 5490
Fees, designation for highway purposes, constitutional amendment to require two-thirds majority to modify: SHJR 4228
Fire protection service, state highways, improving service through merger of fire protection districts: SB 5129
Forest roads, landowner liability when roads subject to road maintenance and abandonment plans: HB 1102
Four-wheel all-terrain vehicles, conditions for use on public roadways: HB 1203, SB 5366, E2SSB 5366
Heavy haul corridors, limiting applicability on portion of state route number 509: HB 2476
High occupancy vehicle lanes, use by plug-in electric vehicles: HB 2106
High occupancy vehicle lanes, use by private transportation providers: HB 1985, HB 1986, SHB 1986, SB 5836, * SSB 5836, CH 379 (2011), SB 5837, SSB 5837
Highways, state, interagency police services agreements between state patrol and department of transportation: HB 1411, SB 5255
Interstate 405, use of express toll lanes and setting of tolls: * EHB 1382, CH 369 (2011), SB 5490
Interstate 5 Columbia river crossing project, designation as eligible toll facility: HB 2676, SHB 2676, SB 6445, * ESSB 6445, CH 36 (2012)
Interstate 5, requesting renaming as "purple heart trail": HJM 4006, SJM 8003
Interstate 90, tolls imposed and revenue collected on, limiting use to I-90 floating bridge project: HB 2575
Missing person computerized network, using static digital outdoor advertising signs to enhance messaging capabilities: HB 2636, SB 5298, SSB 5298
Motorcycles, off-road, authorizing limited use on highways: HB 1533
Motorcycles, off-road, authorizing use on roads and highways: SB 5800, * SSB 5800, CH 121 (2011)
Nontoll transportation projects, implementing public-private partnership best practices: SB 5771
Off-road vehicles, operation on streets and highways, regulation by political subdivisions: HB 1578
Off-road vehicles, roads and highways for use by, designation by city or county: SB 5845
Off-road vehicles, roads and highways for use by, designation by county: SB 5166
Pedestrians, consideration of needs when designing various transportation projects: HB 1700, * SHB 1700, CH 67 (2012)
Petroleum products, fees on barrels of, constitutional amendment to add revenues to exclusive fund for highways: HJR 4228
Port of entry, requiring certain vehicles transporting cattle to stop at port of entry upon entering state through certain counties: * ESHB 1922, CH 242 (2011)
Public transportation vehicle lanes, use by private transportation providers: HB 1985, HB 1986, SHB 1986, SB 5836, * SSB 5836, CH 379 (2011), SB 5837, SSB 5837
Rest areas, joint safety rest area demonstration project, department of transportation to pursue: SB 6409
Rest areas, leases with private commercial entities to conduct business at state-owned safety rest areas: SB 5218
Rest areas, private-entity operation of state-owned safety rest areas: HB 1630
Road user future funding task force, establishment: HB 2704, SHB 2704
Rocks and sand, loads driven on public highways, limits and covering requirements: HB 2455, SHB 2455
Scenic and recreational highway system additions: HB 1024, * SHB 1024, CH 123 (2011), SB 5003, SSB 5003
Signs, static digital advertising signs, state agency contracts with sign owners and vendors to expand emergency messaging capabilities: HB 2636, SB 5298, SSB 5298
Special safety corridor projects, creation of account to fund: SB 6435
Speed limits, nonarterial highways, authority of local authorities to set speed limits for certain highways: HB 1217, SHB 1217
Speed limits, reductions by secretary of transportation, imposing prior investigation time limit: SB 5252, SSB 5252
State patrol, interagency agreements with department of transportation for police services, overtime compensation: HB 1411, SB 5255
State route number 16, deferred sales and use taxes due on corridor improvements project, amending repayment requirement: HB 2394, SB 6073, * SSB 6073, CH 77 (2012)
State route number 27, scenic and recreational highway system additions: HB 1024, * SHB 1024, CH 123 (2011), SB 5003, SSB 5003
State route number 278, scenic and recreational highway system additions: HB 1024, * SHB 1024, CH 123 (2011), SB 5003, SSB 5003
State route number 509, limiting applicability of heavy haul corridor on portion of: HB 2476
State route number 520 corridor, legislative approval of toll charge schedule: HB 1887, SB 5700, * SSB 5700, CH 377 (2011) PV
State route number 520 Evergreen Point bridge, permitting and construction for replacement of certain elements: * EHB 2814, CH 84 (2012)
State route number 520 Evergreen Point bridge, permitting for replacement of certain elements: HB 2787, SHB 2787, SB 6599
State route number 522, funding improvements: HB 1667, HB 2576, SB 5532
State route number 523, department of transportation to undertake a corridor study: HB 1917
State route number 527, modifying: * HB 1520, CH 201 (2011), SB 5430
State route number 9, Snohomish river bridge project, identification and funding: SB 5822
State route number 97, designation as heavy haul industrial corridor for movement of overweight vehicles: * SB 5589, CH 115 (2011)
State route number 99, Alaskan Way viaduct replacement project, tolling and other revenues: HB 2675, SHB 2675, SB 6444, * SSB 6444, CH 83 (2012)
Storm water control facilities, rates and charges with respect to highway rights-of-way: HB 2733, SHB 2733
Storm water control facilities, state highway rights-of-way rates and charges for: HB 2684
Street maintenance utilities, creation authorized: HB 1929, SHB 1929
Toll facilities, eligible, combining facilities to create a system of eligible toll facilities: HB 2675, SB 6444
Toll facilities, eligible, designating interstate 5 Columbia river crossing project as an eligible toll facility: HB 2676, SHB 2676, SB 6445, * ESSB 6445, CH 36 (2012)
Toll facilities, state route number 520 corridor, legislative approval of toll charge schedule: HB 1887, SB 5700, * SSB 5700, CH 377 (2011) PV
Toll facilities, Tacoma Narrows bridge, approving photo toll schedule: HB 1887, SB 5700, * SSB 5700, CH 377 (2011) PV
Toll facilities, use of toll revenue exclusively for highway purposes: SB 5416
Tolls and ferry fares, allowing tow truck operators to pass costs to registered owner of impounded vehicle: * HB 2274, CH 18 (2012), SB 6160
Tolls, inactive and closed toll accounts, administrative fee for: HB 2773
Tolls, limiting use to roadways where tolls and charges are collected: HB 2575
Transit modes, consideration of needs when designing various transportation projects: * SHB 1700, CH 67 (2012)
Transportation projects, state, deferred sales and use taxes due in certain cases, ending repayment requirement: SB 6191
Transportation projects, state, sales and use tax exemptions for labor and services and tangible personal property: SB 6191
Two or four-wheel all-terrain vehicles, conditions for use on public roadways: ESSB 5366
Upper Stehekin valley road, requesting reestablishment: SJM 8004, * SSJM 8004 (2011)
Urban arterial trust account, elimination: SB 5797, * SSB 5797, CH 120 (2011)
Vacation and abandonment of county roads, landowner petitions to county road administration board: SB 5413
Vacation and abandonment of county roads, streamlining process for: HB 2665
Vehicles, all-terrain, conditions for use on public roadways: HB 1203, HB 1619, SB 5366, ESSB 5366, E2SSB 5366
Vehicles, motor, increasing maximum length: HB 2430, SHB 2430, SB 6138
Vehicles, motor, maximum length, exemption for certain auto recycling carriers: * SSB 6138, CH 79 (2012)
Weigh stations, requiring certain vehicles transporting cattle to stop for inspection and weight measurement: HB 1922
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