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

RAFFLES  (See GAMBLING)
RAILROADS  RAILROADS RSS Feed
               (See also PUBLIC TRANSIT; TRANSPORTATION)
Cascade rail corridor, passenger rail service within, agreements concerning: HB 2781
Charter party carriers and contract crew hauling vehicles providing railroad crew transportation, regulation of: ESHB 1620, 2SHB 1620
Employees, requirements for qualified crew members for common carriers of freight or passengers: HB 2718, SB 6473
Employees, yardmasters, working hours: HB 1621, SHB 1621, SB 5721
Locomotives and railroad cars, modifying sales tax provisions: SB 5041
Milwaukee Road corridor, allowing motor vehicle access for certain lessees, concessionaires, and agricultural users: SHB 1935, HB 1939
Milwaukee Road corridor, parks and recreation commission authority to manage as recreation trail: * HB 2225, CH 43 (2014), SB 6036
Oil and hazardous materials transportation, city and county emergency first responder spill prevention and response: SB 6524
Oil and hazardous materials transportation, safety measures for tank rail cars, requesting that Congress implement: SJM 8015
Oil transportation, spill prevention and response measures: SB 6576
Oil transportation, studying railcar oil spill response and recovery: SB 6576
Oil, crude oil and refined petroleum, measures to ensure safety when transporting: HB 2347, SHB 2347, E2SHB 2347, SB 6262
Oil, transportation of liquid bulk crude oil by rail, studying: SB 6582
Operating a railroad, etc. while intoxicated, misdemeanor, vacation of conviction record: HB 1086
Passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees, modifying rules and orders concerning: HB 1620, SB 5720
Passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees, modifying safety issue and complaint provisions: ESHB 1620, 2SHB 1620
Passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees, regulation of: ESHB 1620, 2SHB 1620
Regulatory authority over railroads, utilities and transportation commission to consolidate and assume: HB 1845, SB 5722
School buses, stopping at grade crossings, exceptions: * HB 2137, CH 154 (2014), SB 5979
Spill prevention and response act, concerning safety of oil and hazardous material transportation in state: SB 6524, SSB 6524
Spill prevention and response act, concerning the safety of liquid bulk crude oil transport: SB 6582
Spill prevention and response, concerning safety of oil and hazardous material transportation in state: E2SSB 6524
Spill prevention and response, concerning safety of oil transportation in state: SB 6576
REAL ESTATE AND REAL PROPERTY  REAL ESTATE AND REAL PROPERTY RSS Feed
               (See also EMINENT DOMAIN; HOMES AND HOUSING; LANDLORD AND TENANT; SUBDIVISIONS; TAXES - PROPERTY TAX)
Abandoned and vacant properties within incorporated areas, community economic revitalization board to administer revitalization loan program for: HB 1648, SHB 1648, E2SHB 1648
Appraisal management companies, liens on property for unpaid balances: HB 2375
Appraisal management companies, surety bond minimum penal sum: HB 1012
Appraisal management companies, surety bond minimum penal sum and bond alternatives: * SHB 1012, CH 90 (2013)
Appraisers, inactive certification, license, or registration status: HB 2381, SB 6251
Appraisers, liens on property for unpaid balances: HB 2375
Appraisers, trainee applicants and existing credential holders, fingerprint-based background checks: HB 1740, SHB 1740
Beneficial interest, owner of, provisions: SB 5191
Brokers, real estate agency relationship law, clarifying terminology and duties: HB 1487, SHB 1487, SB 5352, * SSB 5352, CH 58 (2013)
Brokers, real estate, independent contractor status when not under contract with firm: HB 1853, * SHB 1853, CH 207 (2013), SB 5729
Carbon monoxide alarms, in residential occupancies, extending deadline: HB 1606, SB 5494, SSB 5494
Commercial property, assessed value, filing petition to challenge: HB 1217, SHB 1217, 2SHB 1217
Crellin, Glenn, honoring: * HR 4694 (2014)
Deeds of trust, civil infractions involving, to be class 1 civil infractions: HB 2656
Deeds of trust, reconveyances, relationships between title insurance agents, escrow agents, and attorneys: HB 1435, * SHB 1435, CH 114 (2013)
Deeds of trust, restraint of a sale by a trustee, making certain requirements optional: HB 2659
Deeds of trust, trustee's foreclosure sale, false declarations by beneficiary, penalties: HB 2658
Deeds of trust, trustee's foreclosure sale, foreclosure by owner of beneficial interest or their agent: SB 5191
Deeds of trust, trustee's foreclosure sale, internet notice and statewide portal for notices: HB 2367
Deeds of trusts, trustees for, requiring registration of: SB 5840
Defensive force, including deadly force, right to use against certain actions against real property: HB 2324
Easements, authority of Indian tribes to hold or acquire conservation easements: * HB 1277, CH 120 (2013)
Easements, private right-of-way maintenance agreements and civil actions: HB 1029, SHB 1029, 2SHB 1029
Encumbrance transfers and assignments, recording of, requirements: SB 5535
Encumbrance, transfer and assignment, county recording requirement for owner of beneficial interest: SB 5191
Escrow, expanding definition and exempting certain entities from licensing: HB 1034, * SHB 1034, CH 64 (2013)
Escrow, property taxes paid through, modifying collection dates: HB 2513
Exchange facilitators, requirements and violations: SB 5082, * ESSB 5082, CH 228 (2013)
Financing contracts for real property, authority of community and technical colleges, The Evergreen State College, and regional universities to enter into, conditions: HB 1769, SB 5780
Foreclosure sales, by county, requiring reimbursing of county costs before paying state for deferred property tax: * EHB 1421, CH 221 (2013)
Foreclosures, mediation program, modifying provisions: * HB 2723, CH 164 (2014), SB 6507
Foreclosures, tax foreclosed property, disposing to city for affordable housing purposes: EHB 2558, SB 6324
Foreclosures, tax lien sales, county electronic public auctions: HB 2592, SHB 2592, SB 6146, SSB 6146
Foreclosures, tax lien sales, online sales: HB 2491
Governmental property, surplus, sale or lease for affordable low-income housing: HB 1563, SHB 1563, E2SHB 1563, SB 5598, SSB 5598
Habitat and recreation lands, acquisition of real property by state: SB 5054, SSB 5054, SB 6052, ESSB 6052
Improvements benefitting fish and wildlife habitat or water quality or quantity, property tax exemption: HB 1570, * SB 5593, CH 236 (2013)
Land use decisions, asserting claims in cases of damage caused by governmental acts, modifying deadline: SB 5579
Liens against real property of employer by employee, provisions of employee fair classification act: HB 1440, SHB 1440, 2SHB 1440, SB 5526
Liens against real property, distribution of proceeds of sale under execution or order of sale: * ESB 6553, CH 107 (2014)
Liens against real property, for unpaid appraisal services: HB 2375
Marina slips, incorporated as own community association, not consider residential real property: SB 6319
Private property rights, protecting from United Nations Agenda 21 policies: HB 1165, SB 5011
Public agencies, properties obtained by agency through foreclosure, developing master real estate plan for use or disposal: HB 1964
Real estate agencies, clarifying terminology and duties: HB 1487, SHB 1487, SB 5352, * SSB 5352, CH 58 (2013)
Real estate brokers, original license fee, extending: HB 2370, SB 6133
Real estate research center, delaying expiration of provisions: HB 2370, SB 6133
Real property, actions for damage to property, deadline for commencing: HB 2120, SHB 2120, SB 5031, SSB 5031
Real property, state agency funding or reimbursement for fee simple acquisition, ensuring public recreational access: SSB 5057
Recreation lands purchased by nonprofit organization with public funds, requirements: SB 5057
Redemption of real property, modifying redemption by creditor provision: * SB 5541, CH 53 (2013)
Regulations affecting property owners, compensation requirements: HB 1163, HB 1166
Regulations affecting property owners, compensation under regulatory freedom and accountability act: HB 1163
Sale of real property, under execution or order of sale, distribution of proceeds: * ESB 6553, CH 107 (2014)
Service animals, unfair practices in real estate transactions and real property rentals related to: HB 1024, SHB 1024, 2SHB 1024, SB 5645
Service contracts, provisions: * HB 1036, CH 117 (2013)
Smoke detection devices, in dwelling units, requiring installation of certain lithium battery devices: HB 2053
State property owned for military purposes, annexation to a city or town: HB 1158, SHB 1158, 2SHB 1158, SB 5068, SSB 5068
Tax-exempt property, belonging to nonprofit organization, using for nonexempt purposes: HB 2345, * SB 6405, CH 99 (2014)
Title, actions to quiet, twenty-year limit and related adverse possession provisions: HB 2292
Transfer of real property, real estate excise tax affidavit, exemption from filing requirement: SB 5116
Transfer of real property, Washington uniform real property transfer on death act: HB 1117, * 2ESHB 1117, CH 58 (2014)
Transfers and assignments of real property, recording of: HB 2657
Transportation property, surplus, former owner repurchase right in cases of earlier condemnation: HB 1092
Trespass on private property, criminal, ensuring uniform statutory application by eliminating most special immunities from prosecution: HB 1681
Trespass, criminal trespass of a dwelling in foreclosure: SB 5062
Trespass, first and second degrees, removing certain defenses: SB 5062
Trespass, notice against, posting in a conspicuous manner: HB 2480, * ESB 5048 (2014) V
Vacant or undeveloped property, owned by public agencies, developing master real estate plan: HB 2628
Washington real estate research account, delaying expiration date: HB 2370, SB 6133
Zoning, proposed rezoning, notice to property owners: HB 1053
REAL ESTATE BROKERS  (See REAL ESTATE AND REAL PROPERTY)
REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX  (See TAXES - REAL ESTATE EXCISE)
RECORDS  RECORDS RSS Feed
               (See also PUBLIC RECORDS EXEMPTIONS ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE)
Archivist, state, qualifications and duties: HB 1359, SB 5055
Autopsies and postmortems, findings, removing confidentiality requirement for coroners and medical examiners for deaths in certain correctional and law enforcement contexts: * SSB 5256, CH 295 (2013)
Autopsies and postmortems, reports and records, removing confidentiality for deaths in certain correctional and law enforcement contexts: SB 5256
Birth certificates, provisions concerning adopted persons and birth parents: HB 1525, * SHB 1525, CH 321 (2013), SB 5118, ESSB 5118
Cities and towns, requirements for public records requests when holding office hours for fewer than 30 hours: HB 1418, SHB 1418
Collision reports by officers, information contained in reports as compiled and analyzed by state patrol, public disclosure: SB 5847
Concealing a record, intentionally, defining: SB 5577
Confidential driver's licenses, license plates, identicards, and vessel registrations, provisions concerning records: HB 1832, SB 5591, * SSB 5591, CH 336 (2013)
Conviction records, fees for dissemination by state patrol: HB 2138
County officials, application of public records act to: SB 6190
Court records, nonconviction, removing from public access: HB 1497, SB 5341
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, archaeological resources and traditional cultural places, certain information concerning: HB 2724, * SHB 2724, CH 165 (2014), SB 6480
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, central registry of firearms offenders: HB 1612
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, certain commercial information from solid waste collection companies: HB 1697, SHB 1697
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, certain inactive programs, repealing exemption: HB 2764
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, certain population enumeration data: * HB 2515, CH 14 (2014), SB 6006
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, certain public utilities and transportation information: * SB 6141, CH 170 (2014)
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, certain security threat group information: * SB 5810, CH 315 (2013)
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, certain state agency information in connection with information technology: * ESSB 5891, CH 33 (2013)
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, city-annexed territory resident population enumeration data: HB 1901
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, county census enumeration data: HB 1901
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, criminal justice agency employee's or agent's residence, global positioning system data showing: HB 2128, SB 6217
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, customer information held by public utilities: HB 2114, SHB 2114, SB 6007, * SSB 6007, CH 33 (2014)
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, ethics investigation records: SB 5577
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, felony firearm offense conviction database of felony firearm offenders: * SHB 1612, CH 183 (2013)
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, gang data bases: SHB 1298, HB 1299, SB 5171
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, GIS data for sewer and water mains and manholes: HB 2403
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, identity of enhanced 911 system caller: HB 2239
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, identity of state employee or officer filing ethics board complaint: * ESSB 5577, CH 190 (2013)
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, information contained in department of corrections' security threat group database: HB 1715
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, information from workers' compensation structured settlement agreement process: * SB 6522, CH 142 (2014)
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, marijuana licensee financial information: E3SSB 5887
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, marijuana producer, processor, or retailer license application financial information: * ESHB 2304, CH 192 (2014)
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, medical cannabis producer and processor licensee names and addresses: SB 5887
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, motor voter preregistration records for persons age sixteen and seventeen: EHB 1279, ESHB 1279, SB 5270
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, names and e-mail addresses on public agency distribution lists: SB 6460
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, personal information for child enrolled in licensed child care: * HB 1203, CH 220 (2013), SB 5198
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, proprietary information submitted for architectural paint recovery program: HB 1579, SB 5424
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, public agency employee driver's license or identicard numbers: ESHB 2376, * ESSB 6517, CH 106 (2014)
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, public agency employee driver's license, identicard, or identification numbers: HB 2376, SB 6517
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, public water system hazard mitigation plans: HB 2562
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, public works competitive design build contract solicitation documents: SSB 6454
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, public works competitive solicitation documents: HB 2578, SHB 2578, SB 6454
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, recordings made during closed executive session meetings: HB 1714
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, tax information related to certain taxes: HB 1833
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, various materials provided by defense to prosecuting attorney in certain cases: HB 1449, SB 5436
Exemptions from public inspection and copying, victim impact statements: HB 1449, SB 5436
Fish and wildlife licenses, personally identifying information from, disclosure for unemployment compensation overpayment recovery: HB 1393, SB 5353
Governor, constitutional amendment to state that governor is subject to public records requests: SJR 8214
Health care facilities, information and records created for, disclosure: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Health care information, disclosure of: HB 2339, SHB 2339, * ESSB 6265, CH 220 (2014) PV
Health care peer review committees, information and records created for: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Health care provider compensation, instituting filing and public disclosure requirements: HB 1543, SB 5434, * SSB 5434, CH 277 (2013)
Health care quality improvement programs and committees, information and records created for: * ESB 5666, CH 301 (2013)
Information technology, information in state's systems and infrastructure, establishing security standards: * ESSB 5891, CH 33 (2013)
Information technology, information in state's systems and infrastructure, exempting certain information from disclosure: * ESSB 5891, CH 33 (2013)
Juvenile offenders, provisions concerning confidentiality of juvenile offender records: SB 5689, SB 6469, SB 6493
Juvenile offenders, records, prohibiting publication, distribution, or sale: SB 6493
Juvenile offenders, records, restricting public access to certain nonadjudication or nonconviction information: SSB 5689, 2SSB 5689
Juvenile records, provisions concerning confidentiality of juvenile offender records: HB 1651, ESHB 1651, * 2SHB 1651, CH 175 (2014), SB 6469, SB 6493
Legislature, journals of both houses, requiring publication of all proceedings: HJR 4217
Local agencies, limiting public records request hours and enjoining of inspection or copying: HB 1128, SHB 1128
Mental health services, disclosure of records and information, expanding statutes: HB 1679, * ESHB 1679, CH 200 (2013)
Officials, elected state or local, public records training requirements: HB 2121, SHB 2121, * ESB 5964, CH 66 (2014), SSB 5964
Open government trainings act, requiring open public meetings and public records training: HB 2121, SHB 2121, * ESB 5964, CH 66 (2014), SSB 5964
Parentage, adjudication of, public inspection of final order and subsequent records: * SSB 5135, CH 246 (2013)
Parentage, adjudication of, public inspection of judicial proceeding documents and pleadings: HB 1446, SHB 1446, SB 5135
Population enumeration data, limiting use and retention and exempting from public inspection and copying in certain cases: * HB 2515, CH 14 (2014), SB 6006
Public officials and employees, public records and meetings training programs, implementation: HB 1198, SHB 1198
Public records officers for agencies, training requirements: HB 2121, SHB 2121, * ESB 5964, CH 66 (2014), SSB 5964
Public records requests, agency authority to charge for scanning records: SB 6059
Public records requests, agency claims of exemption, recommendations of public records exemptions accountability committee: HB 1297, HB 1298, SHB 1298, HB 1299, SB 5169, SSB 5169, SB 5170, SB 5171
Public records requests, commercial purposes, fees: HB 1037, SHB 1037
Public records requests, identifying requestors: HB 1019
Public records requests, limiting hours for local agency response to requests: HB 1128, SHB 1128
Public records requests, local agency enjoining of inspection or copying: HB 1128, SHB 1128
Public records requests, records search costs, equitable allocation of county auditor's costs: HB 1185
Purchases of liquor, confidentiality of liquor control board records of, repealing statute: HB 2764
Revenue, department of, publishing determinations and making them available for public inspection: SB 5647
Sexually transmitted diseases, disclosure of records and information, expanding statutes: HB 1679, * ESHB 1679, CH 200 (2013)
Special purpose districts, requirements for public records requests when holding office hours for fewer than 30 hours: HB 1418, SHB 1418, HB 1763
Sunshine committee, implementing committee recommendations: HB 1297, HB 1298, SHB 1298, HB 1299, HB 2764, SB 5169, SSB 5169, SB 5170, SB 5171
Tax preferences, certain firm-specific tax information, disclosure of: HB 2201, SHB 2201
Tenant or rental applicant records, tenant screening service company disclosure restrictions: HB 1529, SHB 1529, SB 5568, * SSB 5568, CH 54 (2013)
Title insurers, public disclosure of statistical reporting to insurance commissioner: * HB 1035, CH 65 (2013), SB 5269
Vehicle accident reports, information contained in, confidentiality: SB 5847
Vulnerable adults, records from abuse and other investigations, use and sharing in certain cases: HB 1523, * SB 5510, CH 263 (2013)
RECREATION AND CONSERVATION FUNDING BOARD  (See RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE)
RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE  RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE RSS Feed
               
Athletic facility grants, submitting proposals to office: HB 1187, SHB 1187, SB 5103
Barriers to fish passage associated with transportation, removal or correction of, office role: SSB 6509
Habitat and recreation lands coordinating group, providing land acquisition and disposal forecast, as well as other duties: ESSB 6052
Natural resources management, streamlining through agency independence, authority of office: HB 1384
Recreation and conservation funding board, board role in accessible recreational trails planning: HB 2151
Trails, official recreational trail policy, office to develop and implement: HB 2151
RECYCLING  RECYCLING RSS Feed
               (See also LITTERING; SOLID WASTE)
Beverage containers, provisions concerning mandatory refund value, labeling, certification, and recycling process: SB 6498
Electronic products recycling program, excluding licensors from required participation: HB 1507
Electronic products recycling program, improving waste collection reporting: HB 1498, * SHB 1498, CH 292 (2013)
Electronic products recycling program, revising provisions: * ESB 5699, CH 305 (2013)
Fishing line or monofilament recycling pilot program, establishment: SB 6080
Mercury-containing light product stewardship program, repealing program and account: SB 5658
Mercury-containing light recycling account, creation: SB 5658
Mercury-containing lights, producers to pay registration and administration fees for reimbursing documented recycling and administrative costs: SB 5658
Mercury-containing lights, product stewardship organizations, provisions: HB 2246, * ESHB 2246, CH 119 (2014), SB 6177, SSB 6177
Oil, used, best management practices for dealing with PCB contamination at public recycling collection sites: HB 2745, * ESB 6501, CH 173 (2014)
Programs for recycling, using litter tax revenues to support: HB 1309, SHB 1309, SB 5357, SSB 5357
REDISTRICTING COMMISSION  REDISTRICTING COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
House of representatives, house and legislative district population and location provisions: HB 1121
Redistricting plan, advancing deadline for approval by commission: SB 5795, SJR 8210
Redistricting plan, requiring competitive districts: SB 5842
REGULATORY ASSISTANCE, OFFICE  (See STATE AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS)
RELIGION  RELIGION RSS Feed
               
Abortion, health coverage for voluntary termination of pregnancy, right of objection: EHB 1044, HB 2148, SB 5009, SB 5576, SB 5798, SB 6359
Adoption, fitness of parent for adopting, basing determination on religious or philosophical beliefs about child discipline, prohibiting: 2ESHB 1675
Brush Prairie Baptist Church, honoring: * SR 8661 (2013)
Catholic schools week, celebrating: * HR 4641 (2013), * SR 8639 (2013)
Chaplains for law enforcement, retirement system membership: HB 1120
Christian Science treatment, withholding medical treatment in favor of, modifying certain provisions: SB 6295, SSB 6295
Churches, property tax exemptions for nonprofit religious organization property, modifying: HB 1215, SB 5740
Clergy, indecent liberties by member of, felony: HB 2341, ESHB 2341
Commerce, discrimination-free, to include individuals and entities providing goods and services in keeping with freedom of religion: SB 5927
Creed, discrimination on basis of, prohibiting in regard to protected practices: SB 6433
Discrimination, freedom from, extending to individuals and entities providing goods and services in keeping with freedom of religion: SB 5927
Employer communications and meetings concerning their political and religious views, prohibiting required employee attendance or responses to: HB 2031
Faith-based or metaphysical healing efforts, withholding medical treatment in favor of, modifying certain provisions: SB 6295, SSB 6295
Religious freedom in Washington state, recognizing: * SR 8652 (2013)
Sexual orientation change efforts, practice of, establishing work group to make recommendations concerning, membership to include mental health professional from faith community: HB 1882
State employees, receiving two unpaid holidays, including specific days for reason of faith or conscience: HB 1744, SB 5173
State employees, two unpaid holidays, to include faith or conscience: * SSB 5173, CH 168 (2014)
Students, receiving two unpaid holidays, including specific days for reason of faith or conscience: HB 1744, SB 5173
Students, two unpaid holidays, to include faith or conscience: * SSB 5173, CH 168 (2014)
RESTAURANTS  (See BUSINESSES)
RETAILERS AND RETAIL STORES  (See ADVERTISING; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; BUSINESSES; SALES; TAXES - SALES TAX)
RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS  RETIREMENT AND PENSIONS RSS Feed
               
Contribution rates, certain plan 3 systems, removing yearly contribution rate selection option: HB 2408, * SB 6321, CH 95 (2014)
Contribution rates, employers to pay rates that compensate for late contribution payments: HB 2018, SHB 2018
Deferred compensation plans, to include state purchase of individual securities: * SB 6328, CH 172 (2014)
Deferred compensation program, employer's participation in, modifying provisions: HB 2736
Defined contribution plan for public employees, creation of Washington public employees' savings plan: SB 5851, ESSB 5851, SB 5856
Elected officials, creating Washington elected officials retirement savings plan: SB 6305, SSB 6305
Elected officials, retirement benefit calculations, modifying relevant PERS plans 2 and 3 compensation definitions: SB 6459, SSB 6459
Excess compensation, modifying definition: SB 5916, SSB 5916
Excess compensation, modifying definition for retirement allowance calculation purposes: SB 5392
First class cities, retirement systems of, authorizing agreements for investment of assets by state investment board: HB 1899
LEOFF plan 1, basing voluntary overtime on seniority or retirement eligibility, prohibiting in collective bargaining agreements: SSB 5916
LEOFF plan 1, disability board order or determination granting or denying coverage under, right of appeal: SB 5916, SSB 5916
LEOFF plan 1, voluntary risk pool for noninsured retiree long-term care and major medical service costs, local government self-insurance program role in developing: SB 5916, SSB 5916
LEOFF, plan 2, definition of firefighter, correcting expiration date: * HB 2456, CH 145 (2014), SB 6325
LEOFF, plan 2, optional life annuity benefit for members: HB 2577, * SB 6201, CH 91 (2014)
LEOFF, plan 2, providing health insurance access for certain members catastrophically disabled in line of duty: HB 1868, * SHB 1868, CH 287 (2013), SB 5698
LEOFF, plan 2, restrictions for retirees or members in LEOFF-eligible position: HB 2479, SB 6397
LEOFF, plan 2, Wynn Loiland act: * SHB 1868, CH 287 (2013)
PERS, additional service credit for retiring employees displaced by mandatory use of private collection agencies by state agencies: HB 1123
PERS, excluding top teacher recognition grants from compensation earnable: SB 6563
PERS, plan 2, separated members, allowing participation in insurance plans and contracts: HB 1668, SB 5650
PERS, plan 3, defined benefit portion, vesting after five years of service: HB 1666, SB 5652
PERS, plan 3, yearly contribution rate selection, removing option: HB 2408, * SB 6321, CH 95 (2014)
PERS, plans 1, 2, and 3, benefits for survivors of members in registered domestic partnerships: SHB 2485
PERS, plans 1, 2, and 3, postretirement employment provisions: HB 1933
PERS, plans 2 and 3, benefits for survivors of members in registered domestic partnerships: HB 2485
PERS, plans 2 and 3, elected official benefit calculations, modifying relevant compensation definitions: SB 6459, SSB 6459
PERS, plans 2 and 3, postretirement employment provisions: HB 1667, SB 5651
PERS, plans 2 and 3, reducing retirement and early retirement ages for uniformed service members: HB 2735
PERS, plans 2 and 3, unreduced retirement benefits at earlier age, provisions: HB 1665
PERS, postretirement employment provisions: HB 1226, SB 5383, SB 5633
PERS, restricting collecting pension when retiree in noneligible position: HB 2407
PERS, seasonal employees of small cities, limiting eligibility for: HB 2290
Political subdivisions of state, employee participation in state insurance or self-insurance programs, to include retirees: HB 1741, SB 5654
PSERS, membership, including qualified trades people at public utility districts: HB 1929, SB 5853
PSERS, membership, to include city, county, and state correctional employees and certain department of social and health services employees: EHB 1923, SB 5781
Public employee defined contribution retirement plan act, creating Washington public employees' savings plan: SB 5851, ESSB 5851, SB 5856
Salary, average, for pension purposes of state and local employees, as certified by employer: HB 1820, ESHB 1820
Savings plan, Washington public employees', creation and relation to PERS, PSERS, SERS, and TRS: SB 5851, ESSB 5851, SB 5856
SERS, excluding top teacher recognition grants from compensation earnable: SB 6563
SERS, plan 2, separated members, allowing participation in insurance plans and contracts: HB 1668, SB 5650
SERS, plan 3, defined benefit portion, vesting after five years of service: HB 1666, SB 5652
SERS, plan 3, yearly contribution rate selection, removing option: HB 2408, * SB 6321, CH 95 (2014)
SERS, plans 2 and 3, postretirement employment provisions: HB 1667, SB 5651
SERS, plans 2 and 3, service worker eligibility for alternate early retirement: HB 1914, SB 5830
SERS, plans 2 and 3, service worker retirement allowances, calculation of: HB 1913, SB 5827
SERS, plans 2 and 3, unreduced retirement benefits at earlier age, provisions: HB 1665
SERS, school administrators, calculating service credit for alternate early retirement eligibility: HB 1610, SB 5512
Start retirement savings plan, creation: HB 2474, SHB 2474, SB 6294
State employees, de minimis use of state facilities to communicate certain retirement information to: * HB 1785, CH 28 (2014)
State patrol, competitive salaries and benefits, requiring: SB 6490
TRS, excluding top teacher recognition grants from compensation earnable: SB 6563
TRS, plan 2, separated members, allowing participation in insurance plans and contracts: HB 1668, SB 5650
TRS, plan 3, defined benefit portion, vesting after five years of service: HB 1666, SB 5652
TRS, plan 3, yearly contribution rate selection, removing option: HB 2408, * SB 6321, CH 95 (2014)
TRS, plans 1, 2, and 3, postretirement employment provisions: HB 1933
TRS, plans 2 and 3, postretirement employment provisions: HB 1667, SB 5651
TRS, plans 2 and 3, unreduced retirement benefits at earlier age, provisions: HB 1665
TRS, school administrators, calculating service credit for alternate early retirement eligibility: HB 1610, SB 5512
Volunteer firefighters' and reserve officers' retirement system, death benefits: HB 1180, * SHB 1180, CH 100 (2013)
Volunteer firefighters' and reserve officers' retirement system, eligibility of support volunteers for: HB 1905
Volunteer firefighters' and reserve officers' retirement system, membership for chaplains: HB 1120
Washington elected officials retirement savings plan, creating: SB 6305, SSB 6305
WSPRS, overtime compensation for state patrol services for highway demonstration projects, counting as salary for retirement purposes: HB 1904, SB 5832
RETIREMENT SYSTEMS, DEPARTMENT  RETIREMENT SYSTEMS, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               
Deferred compensation plans, to include state purchase of individual securities, department role: * SB 6328, CH 172 (2014)
Deferred compensation program, employer's participation in, modifying provisions, department role: HB 2736
LEOFF plan 1, disability board order or determination granting or denying coverage under, right of appeal to director of department: SB 5916, SSB 5916
PSERS, changes in covered employers and members of, department role in studying: EHB 1923
Rule making by department, specific grant of legislative authority, requirement: HB 1163
Start retirement savings plan, creation, role of department: HB 2474, SHB 2474, SB 6294
REVENUE, DEPARTMENT  REVENUE, DEPARTMENT RSS Feed
               
Business and occupation taxes, state and local, simplification of, department to establish work group: E2SSB 5688
Business license center, expanding required participation by certain cities or city-developed portal alternative, department role: ESSB 5656
Business license center, expanding required participation to additional agencies, department reporting requirements: HB 1403, * ESHB 1403, CH 111 (2013), SB 5680, SSB 5680, E2SSB 5680
Business license center, expanding required participation to certain cities, department role: SB 5656
Business licensing service program, administrative clean-up changes related to 2012 statutory changes: HB 1568, * SHB 1568, CH 144 (2013)
Businesses, new job creation and capital investment, department to create pilot program to provide incentives for: SB 6515, SSB 6515
Capital gains tax, implementation, department role: SB 5738
Determinations by department, written, publishing and making available for public inspection: SB 5647
Income tax on income above one million dollars, department rule-making role: HB 1545
Land, farm and agricultural land, conducting study to improve current use program and consider small farms, department role: ESHB 2306
Oil and gas severance and conservation taxes, department administrative role, including deposit of funds in certain accounts: HB 1856, SHB 1856
Permitting decisions, enhancing transparency and predictability of process: HB 2192, SHB 2192, * E2SHB 2192, CH 68 (2014), SB 6045
Petroleum businesses, imposing privilege tax on, department role: SB 5756
Preferences, tax exemption transparency and accountability act, department role: HB 2721, SB 6477
Privilege tax on petroleum businesses, imposing, department role: SB 5756
Property taxes, deferral program, expiring: SB 5750
Property taxes, deferred, collection of, department role: * EHB 1421, CH 221 (2013), SB 5442, SSB 5442
Property taxes, deferred, collection of, requiring reimbursement of county foreclosure costs before paying department for deferred tax: * EHB 1421, CH 221 (2013)
Refund requests, granting or denying, department deadline for judgment: SB 6379
Research and development business and occupation tax credit, expiration of, department to estimate revenue increases due to: HB 1936
Reseller permits, fee to be imposed for, department role: HB 1502, SB 5284
Spirits, sale and distribution, department recommendations for streamlining collection of taxes, fees, and reports: * HB 1124, CH 95 (2013), SB 5238
Sports, competitive team sports, sales of or charge made for right to participate in, department to estimate collected sales and use tax revenue: HB 1187, SHB 1187, SB 5103
Tax evasion by electronic means, prohibitions, revocation of taxpayer registration, and penalties, department role: HB 1427, * SB 5715, CH 309 (2013)
Tax exemption transparency and accountability act, creating tax expenditure budget requirement, department role: HB 2721, SB 6477
REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON  REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON RSS Feed
               (See also SUNSET REVIEW)
Conforming amendments, prompted by reorganization and streamlining of state government central services: HB 2098, SHB 2098
Election laws, nonsubstantive changes: HB 1157, SB 5518, * SSB 5518, CH 11 (2013) PV
Election laws, reconciling: HB 2215, SHB 2215, SB 6015, SSB 6015
Expiration dates, requiring for legislative enactments with fiscal impacts unless funding is provided: SB 5869
Federal funding programs requiring changes in state law or rules, reporting concerning: SB 6512
Federal funding programs requiring changes in state law, reporting concerning: ESSB 6512
Forms in RCW, year designation technical changes: HB 1064
Gender-based terms, technical corrections: SB 5077, * SSB 5077, CH 23 (2013) PV
Higher education coordinating board, references to, replacing with student achievement council: HB 1048, SHB 1048
Higher education provisions, decodifications, expirations, and technical clarifications: HB 2546, ESHB 2546
Liquor control board, renaming as state liquor and cannabis board, changing RCW references: 2SSB 5887, E3SSB 5887
Liquor control board, renaming as state substance control board, changing RCW references: SSB 5887
Ride-sharing programs, clarifying certain tax preference statutes: SB 6333, * SSB 6333, CH 97 (2014)
Tax statute clarifications, simplifications, and technical corrections, various: SB 6333, * SSB 6333, CH 97 (2014)
Technical changes, uniform commercial code, article 4A: HB 1115, * SHB 1115, CH 118 (2013)
Technical changes, various statutes: HB 1064
Washington savings association act, renaming RCW Title 33 as: HB 2141, * SB 6135, CH 37 (2014)
Washington savings bank act, renaming RCW Title 32 as: HB 2141, * SB 6135, CH 37 (2014)
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RIVERS  RIVERS RSS Feed
               (See also SALMON; STEELHEAD)
Columbia river basin taxable bond water supply development account, transferring certain bond proceeds to: HB 1088, SHB 1088, SB 5036, * ESSB 5036, CH 20 (2013)
Columbia river, I-5 bridge, authorizing bonds to finance Columbia river crossing project: ESHB 1954, HB 1975, SHB 1975, SB 5864, SB 5923
Columbia river, I-5 bridge, rejecting replacement design alternatives that include light rail: HB 2025, SB 5090
Columbia river, I-5 bridge, requiring new replacement design alternative: HB 2025
Columbia river, I-5 bridge, tolling agreement provisions for Columbia river crossing project: SB 5502
Floatation devices used in state waters, requiring that polystyrene foam be encapsulated: SB 5546
Hydraulic permits and projects, environmental review when involving transportation, prohibiting adoption or maintaining of requirements when more stringent: HB 1996
Hydraulic permits and projects, prospecting, suction dredge use and mineral prospecting and mining permit: HB 2579
Hydraulic permits and projects, removal of sediment from freshwater by volunteers, exemption from permit requirement under certain conditions: HB 2021, SB 6027
Invasive species, aquatic, infractions to include transporting watercraft into state without valid documentation: SB 5702, * SSB 5702, CH 307 (2013)
Invasive species, integrated management approach and enforcement: HB 2458, SHB 2458, 2SHB 2458, SB 6040, * ESSB 6040, CH 202 (2014)
Mineral prospecting and mining, fish and wildlife commission to create advisory committee: SB 6544
Palouse river, designating Palouse falls as state waterfall: * HB 2119, CH 41 (2014)
Prospecting, allowing suction dredge use and requiring mineral prospecting and mining permit: HB 2579
Public infrastructure, preserving through sediment management projects: ESB 6549
Public land adjacent to body of water, access to water by way of: HB 2342
Sediment, management strategies, demonstration projects to test: ESB 6549
Sediment, removal from freshwater by volunteers, exemption from hydraulic project permit requirement under certain conditions: HB 2021, SB 6027
Skagit river basin, established groundwater uses, preserving from interruption: SB 6467, SSB 6467
Skagit Valley tulip festival, recognizing: * SR 8654 (2013)
Spawning beds, salmon and steelhead, prohibiting activities that harm or disturb: SB 5254
Yakima river basin, integrated water resource management plan, implementing plan and creating accounts: HB 1196, HB 1414, SHB 1414, SB 5367, SSB 5367, * 2SSB 5367, CH 11 (2013)
Yakima river basin, purchase of land for community forest trust to help protect basin: * 2SSB 5367, CH 11 (2013)
ROADS AND HIGHWAYS  ROADS AND HIGHWAYS RSS Feed
               (See also TRAFFIC; TRANSPORTATION)
Alaskan Way viaduct replacement project, convening expert review panel for: ESHB 1957, HB 2070, SB 6051
Autonomous vehicles, encouraging safe testing on public roads, requirements: HB 1649
Autonomous vehicles, state patrol to establish safety standards and performance requirements for operation on public roads: HB 1439
Bridges, actual measured clearance minimums, prohibiting special permit issuance for overheight or overwidth loads exceeding: SB 5944
Bridges, funding for, distribution of marijuana excise tax revenues to department of transportation for: HB 2772
Bridges, I-5 over Columbia river, authorizing bonds to finance Columbia river crossing project: ESHB 1954, HB 1975, SHB 1975, SB 5864, SB 5923
Bridges, I-5 over Columbia river, department to convene expert review panel for Columbia river crossing project: ESHB 1957, HB 2070
Bridges, I-5 over Columbia river, rejecting replacement design alternatives that include light rail: HB 2025, SB 5090
Bridges, I-5 over Columbia river, requiring new replacement design alternative: HB 2025
Bridges, I-5 over Columbia river, tolling agreement provisions for Columbia river crossing project: SB 5502
Bridges, I-5 over Skagit river, requesting renaming as the Trooper No. 1076, Sean M. O'Connell Memorial Bridge: HJM 4003
Bridges, inventory and information database, using when issuing special permits for oversize or overweight loads: HB 2740
Bridges, less than sixteen feet of clearance, requiring low clearance sign on public highways: SB 5944
Bridges, SR 520 replacement and HOV project, convening expert review panel for: ESHB 1957, HB 2070, SB 6051
Bridges, state boundary bridge, assigning steel fabrication inspector travel costs to contractor: HB 1288, SHB 1288
Bridges, structurally deficient, expedited permitting and contracting when identified as: HB 2071, SHB 2071, HB 2771
Bridges, Tacoma Narrows bridge, use of toll revenue: SB 5592, SSB 5592
Bridges, Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account, transfers from account to pay debt service limitations on: HB 1965, SB 5854
Bridges, toll bridges, use of revenue: SB 5592, SSB 5592
Chinook scenic byway, extending: * SB 5030, CH 154 (2013)
Clearance, vehicle load height and width, requirements for special permits and structures over public highways: SB 5944
Construction, following best management practices, removing new construction limits and modification requirements: HB 2097
Construction, following best management practices, state environmental policy act exemption: HB 2097
Construction, state highways, disclosure of conflicts of interest when bidding for contract with department of transportation: HB 1801
Demonstration highway projects, overtime compensation paid for state patrol services on, counting as salary for retirement purposes: HB 1904, SB 5832
Electric vehicles, charging stations for, comprehensive provisions: HB 2711, ESHB 2711
Electric vehicles, charging stations for, signage and pavement marking requirements and infraction and penalty provisions: SB 5849, * ESSB 5849, CH 60 (2013)
Farm vehicles, allowing farm vehicles on public highways in certain cases: * ESB 5616, CH 299 (2013)
Fish habitat, department of transportation fish habitat enhancement projects, agency partnership for eliminating fish passage barriers: SB 6509, SSB 6509
Fish habitat, department of transportation fish habitat enhancement projects, limiting regulatory requirements for: HB 2765
Fish passage barriers associated with transportation, removal or correction of: ESHB 1957, HB 2251, SHB 2251, * 2SHB 2251, CH 120 (2014) PV, HB 2346, SB 6509, SSB 6509
Fish passage barriers associated with transportation, removal or correction through fish habitat enhancement projects: HB 2765, SB 6509, SSB 6509
Fish passage barriers, removal of, use of original issue license plate fees for: SB 5920
Freight corridors, major, imposing freight project fee to be used for: ESHB 1954
Freight corridors, major, using original issue license plate fees for: HB 1954
Funding for roads and bridges, distribution of marijuana excise tax revenues to department of transportation for: HB 2772
Heavy haul corridors, modifying boundary on state route number 509: * HB 1447, CH 115 (2013), SB 5335
Heavy haul industrial corridor, designating portion of state route number 155 as: HB 2348
High occupancy toll lane pilot project, state route number 167, extending lanes to Pierce county and removing certain provisions: HB 1745, SHB 1745
High occupancy vehicle lanes, convening expert review panel for SR 520 bridge replacement and HOV project: ESHB 1957, HB 2070, SB 6051
High occupancy vehicle lanes, including motorcycles: * SB 5142, CH 26 (2013)
Highway construction, engineering errors on projects, department of transportation to report concerning: HB 1986, SHB 1986, HB 2070, SHB 2070, SB 6051
Highway construction, use of design-build procedure for construction, allocation of all risk to contractor: HB 1987
Highway preservation, payment of studded tire annual permit fee to be used for: SB 5583
Highway projects, state, sales and use tax collected on, deposit in connecting Washington account: SB 6102, SSB 6102
Interstate 5 over Columbia river, authorizing bonds to finance Columbia river crossing project: ESHB 1954, HB 1975, SHB 1975, SB 5864, SB 5923
Interstate 5 over Columbia river, convening expert review panel for Columbia river crossing project: ESHB 1957, HB 2070
Interstate 5 over Columbia river, rejecting bridge replacement design alternatives that include light rail: HB 2025, SB 5090
Interstate 5 over Columbia river, requiring new replacement design alternative: HB 2025
Interstate 5 over Columbia river, tolling agreement provisions for Columbia river crossing project: SB 5502
Interstate 5 over Skagit river, requesting renaming as the Trooper No. 1076, Sean M. O'Connell Memorial Bridge: HJM 4003
Interstate 5, requesting naming as "purple heart trail": HJM 4000, SHJM 4000, * SJM 8001 (2013)
Interstate 90, west of I-405, mitigating impact of tolling facility on local residents: HB 1945, SB 5846
Limited access facilities, including motorcycles: * SB 5142, CH 26 (2013)
Loads, covering various vehicle loads on public highways: HB 1007, ESHB 1007
Loads, overheight or overwidth, prohibiting special permit issuance when exceeding actual measured bridge clearance minimums: SB 5944
Maintenance or repair activities, following best management practices, removing limits and modification requirements: HB 2097
Maintenance or repair activities, following best management practices, state environmental policy act exemption: HB 2097
Manholes and sewer and water mains, GIS data for, exemption from public inspection and copying: HB 2403
Motorcycles, including in various commute trip reduction, high occupancy vehicle lane, and limited access facility arrangements: * SB 5142, CH 26 (2013)
Nontoll transportation projects, implementing public-private partnership best practices: HB 1979, SHB 1979
Primitive roads, actions for damages arising from vehicular traffic on, removing certain factors from consideration in: * SB 6219, CH 205 (2014)
Private roads involving easements, maintenance agreements and civil actions: HB 1029, SHB 1029, 2SHB 1029
Private roads, in apartment owners' association communities, speed limit enforcement by law enforcement personnel: * SB 5113, CH 269 (2013)
Private roads, in condominium and apartment owners association communities, speed limit enforcement by law enforcement personnel: HB 1592
Private roads, in condominium association communities, speed limit enforcement by law enforcement personnel: * SB 5113, CH 269 (2013)
Projects, various within right-of-way, not subject to review or approval by local government: SHB 2070
Projects, various, exemption for certain department of transportation projects from state environmental policy act compliance: SHB 2070
Rest areas, joint safety rest area demonstration project, department of transportation to pursue: SB 5086
Scenic and recreational highway system, additions and modifications: HB 1028
Sidewalks, not accessible, persons with disabilities in wheelchairs, using adjacent roadway: HB 2599, SB 6504
Signage, roadway and way-finding, adding to "public facilities" for tax revenue-use purposes: HB 2297
Signs, outdoor advertising, adding permit fee, modifying label requirement, and repealing certain prohibitions: HB 1767, SHB 1767, SB 5761, * SSB 5761, CH 312 (2013)
Signs, outdoor advertising, operating certain signs without permit or without paying permit fee, penalty: SHB 1767
Signs, static digital outdoor advertising signs, allowing cities and towns to place along state highways: HB 1408, SB 5304
Speed limits, nonarterial highways, city or town establishment of maximum limit: * HB 1045, CH 264 (2013), SB 5066
Speed zone near schools, installation and maintenance of sign indicating end of: HB 1698, SHB 1698
State route number 117, designating as POW/MIA memorial highway: * SJM 8005 (2013)
State route number 155, designating portion as heavy haul industrial corridor: HB 2348
State route number 167, extending high occupancy toll lanes to Pierce county and removing certain pilot project provisions : HB 1745, SHB 1745
State route number 26, requesting SR 26 be named Crimson and Gray Cougar Highway: SJM 8016
State route number 395, renaming portion as Thomas Stephen "Tom" Foley memorial highway: SJM 8013
State route number 410, scenic and recreational highway system modification: HB 1028
State route number 509, heavy haul corridor boundary on, modifying: * HB 1447, CH 115 (2013), SB 5335
State route number 520 corridor, projects and improvements, financing with general obligation bonds: SHB 1956
State route number 520, bridge replacement and HOV project, convening expert review panel for: ESHB 1957, HB 2070, SB 6051
Streets, that are part of state highways, snow removal, modifying state plowing requirement: HB 2770, SB 6369
Structures over roadway, less than sixteen feet of clearance, requiring low clearance sign on public highways: SB 5944
Studded tires, use of, issuance of permit and payment of annual permit fee to be used for highway preservation: SB 5583
Tacoma Narrows toll bridge account, transfers from account to pay debt service, limitations on: HB 1965, SB 5854
Toll collection, in-vehicle electronic system equipment, providing information and vending machines: SB 6375
Toll facilities, photo toll systems, adjudication and civil penalties for violations, failure to receive bill or notice: HB 1941, * SHB 1941, CH 226 (2013)
Toll facilities, photo toll systems, availability of records, photographs, and electronic images: HB 1047, SHB 1047, SB 5374
Tolling facilities, I-90 west of I-405, mitigating impact on local residents: HB 1945, SB 5846
Trucks, overheight or overwidth loads, requirements for special permits and structures over public highways: SB 5944
US 395/North Spokane corridor projects, amending budget to provide funds for: SB 5947
Vacation of road, by county legislative authority when land abuts body of water, conditions: HB 2603
Washington state strategic highway safety plan, target zero, funding grants to eliminate impaired driving: SB 5915, SB 5917
Washington state strategic highway safety plan, target zero, funding strategies and programs consistent with: SB 5534
Workforce development for transportation, coordinating with apprenticeship and training council, including recruitment of women and persons of color: HB 1922
Workforce development for transportation, coordinating with apprenticeship and training council, including recruitment of women, veterans, and persons of color: ESHB 1922