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UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION  UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION RSS Feed
               (See also EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DEPARTMENT)
Corporate officers, unemployment benefits, amending provisions of employment security act: SB 5227, * SSB 5227, CH 250 (2013)
Corporate officers, unemployment benefits, authorizing certain officers to receive: * HB 1056, CH 66 (2013), SB 5608
Employer, contacting, substitution of community service for: SSB 6392
Farm internship pilot project, establishment and relationship to unemployment compensation: SB 5123, * SSB 5123, CH 131 (2014)
Job search activity, in-person, substitution of community service for: SSB 6392
Maritime service, excluding services by certain persons on boat catching fish from definition of employment: * HB 1311, CH 75 (2013), SB 5758
Misclassification of employees, penalties under employee fair classification act: HB 1440, SHB 1440, 2SHB 1440, HB 2334, SB 5526
News business, independent contractors in, employment status for unemployment compensation purposes: HB 1659, * SB 5476, CH 141 (2013)
Overpayment recovery, disclosure of personally identifying information from fish and wildlife licenses to employment security: HB 1393, SB 5353
Part-time employers, unemployment insurance benefit charging relief in certain case: * HB 1903, CH 244 (2013)
Settlement authority of employment security, modifying: * EHB 1394, CH 122 (2013), SB 5354
Shared work program, adopting short-time compensation provisions in federal middle class tax relief and job creation act of 2012: * EHB 1396, CH 79 (2013), SB 5356
Suitable work, modifying requirements to include work with minimum age requirements: HB 1684
Unemployment insurance benefit charging relief for certain part-time employers, adding provision for: * HB 1903, CH 244 (2013)
Unemployment insurance integrity provisions of federal trade adjustment assistance extension act of 2011, implementing: EHB 1395, * SB 5355, CH 189 (2013)
Veterans receiving unemployment compensation, businesses that hire, business and occupation tax credit: HB 1615
Waiting period credits or benefits, community service standards for: HB 2690, SB 6392
UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE  (See LICENSING, DEPARTMENT)
UNIFORMED PERSONNEL  UNIFORMED PERSONNEL RSS Feed
               (See also LAW ENFORCEMENT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS)
Collective bargaining, uniformed personnel, adding court protection employees and court marshals to definition: SB 6445
Collective bargaining, uniformed personnel, interest arbitration panel determinations: SB 5733
UNIFORMED SERVICES  UNIFORMED SERVICES RSS Feed
               
PERS, plans 2 and 3, reducing retirement and early retirement ages for uniformed service members: HB 2735
State employees, uniformed service shared leave pool, removing exclusion of school and educational service district employees from: SB 5826
UNIONS  (See LABOR; PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYEES)
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON  (See COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES)
USE TAX  (See TAXES - USE TAX)
UTILITIES  UTILITIES RSS Feed
               (See also AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION; ENERGY; ENERGY FACILITY SITE EVALUATION COUNCIL; SEWAGE AND SEWERS; SOLID WASTE; STORM WATER CONTROL FACILITIES; TAXES - PUBLIC UTILITY TAX; UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION)
Coal transition power, kilowatt-hours from, subtracting from utility's overall load: HB 1221, SB 5298
Coal transition power, qualifying as eligible renewable resource: SB 6500
Coal transition power, use by qualifying utilities complying with annual targets: HB 1222, * SB 5297, CH 158 (2013)
Cooperative finance organizations, certain loan amounts received by, deduction from business and occupation tax: * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Cooperative finance organizations, certain loan amounts received by, exemption from business and occupation tax: HB 1272, SB 5154
Customer information, expanding public records act exemption for: HB 2114, SHB 2114, SB 6007, * SSB 6007, CH 33 (2014)
Electric, conservation in excess of biennial target, using to reduce penalty in subsequent biennium: HB 1643
Electric, conservation in excess of biennial target, using toward multiple subsequent biennial targets: ESSB 5438
Electric, conservation in excess of biennial target, using toward subsequent biennial target: HB 1643, SB 5438, ESSB 5438, SB 5448, SB 6258
Electric, conservation in excess of biennial target, using toward subsequent biennial target or renewable energy credit: HB 1699, SB 5648, SSB 5648
Electric, conservation savings in excess of biennial target, using toward subsequent biennial targets: * ESHB 1643, CH 26 (2014)
Electric, electric utility rural economic development revolving funds, expiration date for tax credit for contributions: SB 5032
Electric, integrated resource plans, including assessment of energy storage systems: HB 1296
Electric, tax credit for solar energy systems owned and operated by utility: E2SHB 1301
Electric, utility net metering provisions: HB 1106, SHB 1106, SB 5707
Employees of utilities, assault of, adding to assault in third degree statutes: HB 2464, SB 5375
Energy storage facilities, using to meet annual renewable energy conservation targets: HB 1289
Energy storage systems, assessment, including in integrated resource plans: HB 1296
Gas distribution businesses, city notification when new territory annexed: HB 2433, * SHB 2433, CH 123 (2014)
Geothermal resources, distribution of funds from geothermal account: SB 5369, * SSB 5369, CH 274 (2013)
Geothermal resources, use for commercial electricity production: SB 5369, * SSB 5369, CH 274 (2013)
Hog fuel, extending sales and use tax exemptions when used for production of electricity, steam, heat, or biofuel: HB 1663, SHB 1663, 2SHB 1663, SB 5866, * ESSB 5882, CH 13 (2013)
Hydroelectric generation, as renewable energy resource: HB 1347, HB 1415, HB 1950, ESHB 1950, HB 2112, HB 2676, * EHB 2733, CH 45 (2014), HJR 4200, SB 5290, ESSB 5290, SB 5294, SB 5412, SB 5431, SB 5769, SB 5992, SB 6058, SSB 6058
Hydroelectric generation, projects not impeding migrating fish, including in definition of eligible renewable resource: SB 5769
Light and power businesses, city notification when new territory annexed: HB 2433, * SHB 2433, CH 123 (2014)
Light and power businesses, credit as part of renewable energy system cost recovery incentive program: HB 1105, SHB 1105
Light and power businesses, credit as part of renewable energy system cost recovery program: HB 1138
Light and power businesses, credits as part of renewable energy investment cost recovery incentive program: E2SHB 1301
Light and power businesses, credits as part of renewable energy investment cost recovery incentive program phase II and green jobs competitive pool program: SHB 1301
Light and power businesses, modifying credit provisions when qualifying utility-owned solar energy system participates in cost recovery incentive program: HB 1977, SB 5807
Light and power businesses, renewable energy investment cost recovery incentive program, credits as part of phases I and II: HB 1301
Low-income families, energy assistance for, utilities' role in increasing: SB 6154
Municipal officers, prohibiting of beneficial interests in contracts, exemption for certain renewable energy programs and conservation systems and equipment: HB 1746
Natural gas infrastructure project funding, creating rural Washington natural gas access and investment account to provide: HB 2101
Natural gas infrastructure, in rural or underserved areas, authorizing gas company recovery of investments: HB 2177
Natural gas infrastructure, in rural or underserved areas, process for innovative proposals for: ESHB 2177
Natural gas, main extension tariffs of gas companies, requirements: ESHB 2177
Nonpower attributes, in energy independence act, definition: * HB 1154, CH 99 (2013), SB 5408
Nuclear power, creating joint select task force on nuclear energy to study: SB 5991, SSB 5991
Public utility districts, qualified trades people at, including in public safety employees' retirement system (PSERS): HB 1929, SB 5853
Purchases, narrowing requirement that utilities purchase electricity, renewable energy credits, or electric generating facilities: SB 5448
Qualified alternative energy resources, to include biomass from certain liquid organic fuels: HB 2223, * HB 2708, CH 129 (2014), SB 6021
Rates and other costs, charging of, prohibiting for vacant lots in manufactured home communities, exceptions: ESB 5514
Renewable energy programs, contracts in connection with, exemption from beneficial interests prohibition for municipal officers in certain cases: HB 1746
Renewable energy system cost recovery incentive program, creation as new program, including tax credits for participating utilities: HB 1105, SHB 1105
Renewable energy system cost recovery incentive program, modifying program and including leased-energy systems to promote clean energy jobs: SB 6541
Renewable energy systems, customer access via lease program offered by electric utility or third-party vendor: SHB 2176
Renewable energy systems, customer access via low-cost loan or lease program offered by electric utility or third-party vendor: HB 2176
Renewable energy systems, ten-year annual investment cost recovery incentive payment: HB 1138
Renewable energy targets, annual, use of qualifying utility-owned distributed solar energy system to help meet: HB 1977, SB 5807
Renewable energy, annual conservation targets, modifying criteria for compliance by qualifying utility: SB 5448
Renewable energy, annual conservation targets, using energy storage facility to meet targets: HB 1289
Renewable energy, qualifying utilities complying with annual targets, modifying certain compliance requirements: HB 1699, SB 5648, SSB 5648
Renewable energy, qualifying utilities complying with annual targets, use of coal transition power: HB 1222, * SB 5297, CH 158 (2013)
Renewable energy, qualifying utilities complying with annual targets, use of conservation acquired in excess of biennial target: HB 1699, SB 5648, SSB 5648
Renewable energy, qualifying utilities, subtracting coal transition power from utility's overall load: HB 1221, SB 5298
Renewable resources, complying by using utility's BPA-marketed hydroelectric electricity output share: HB 1347, HB 2112, HB 2676, SB 5412, SB 5992, SB 6058, SSB 6058
Renewable resources, eligible, coal transition power: SB 6500
Renewable resources, eligible, customer- or investor-owned utility customer purchase of, creating tariff schedule or contract to allow: HB 2059, SHB 2059
Renewable resources, eligible, to include electricity from certain solid waste combustion facilities: SB 6028, SSB 6028
Renewable resources, hydroelectric generation by irrigation districts, qualifying as eligible renewable resource: HB 1415, HB 1950, ESHB 1950, SB 5290
Renewable resources, hydroelectric generation in irrigation pipes and canals and water and wastewater pipes, qualifying as eligible renewable resource: * EHB 2733, CH 45 (2014), ESSB 5290, SB 5992
Renewable resources, modifying definition of "load" for purposes of energy independence act: SB 5432
Renewable resources, within other states, allowing utilities to use in certain cases: * SSB 5400, CH 61 (2013)
Renewable resources, within western electricity coordinating council area, allowing utilities to use: HB 1426, SB 5400
Resource plans, integrated, updating requirements: * EHB 1826, CH 149 (2013)
Service contracts, provisions: * HB 1036, CH 117 (2013)
Sewer utility charges, lien for delinquent charges, adding lien recording and release fees: HB 1179, SB 5218
Sewerage collection businesses, public utility tax collected from, depositing certain revenues in education legacy trust account: SB 5895
Small public utility businesses, increasing public utility tax exemption and filing threshold: HB 2729
Solar energy systems, distributed, allowing qualifying utility-owned system to participate in renewable energy system cost recovery incentive program: HB 1977, SB 5807
Solar energy systems, distributed, allowing utility to recover costs: E2SHB 1301
Solar energy systems, distributed, helping to meet annual renewable energy targets when qualifying utility-owned: HB 1977, SB 5807
Solar energy systems, electric company-owned and -operated, distributed solar energy system cost recovery: E2SHB 1301
Solar energy systems, including community projects, modifying renewable energy system cost recovery program: SB 6541
Telecommunication facilities, small cell networks, removing local government barriers in connection with: * SHB 2175, CH 118 (2014)
Telecommunications, disputes related to certain matters, arbitration requirement: HB 2175
Telecommunications, establishing state universal communications services program: HB 1857, HB 1971, SHB 1971, * 2E2SHB 1971, CH 8 (2013), SB 5351, SSB 5873, SB 5899, SB 5911
Telecommunications, state universal communications services program, adjusting expenditure limit for: HB 2679, SHB 2679, SB 6572, SSB 6572
Washington state energy freedom act, prohibiting state agency regulation of greenhouse gas emissions without legislative authorization: HB 1169
Wastewater, domestic facilities, modifying annual municipality permit fee: HB 1275, SB 5788
Wastewater, publicly owned industrial wastewater treatment facilities, authorizing water pollution control facility loans for: HB 1557
Water distribution businesses, public utility tax collected from, depositing certain revenues in education legacy trust account: SB 5895
Wind turbines, applications to construct, notifying landowners: HB 1193
UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION  UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION RSS Feed
               
Commercial information, filed with commission, public records exemption: * SB 6141, CH 170 (2014)
Electric companies, commission approval of tariff allowing distributed solar energy system cost recovery: E2SHB 1301
Electric companies, commission rule making to encourage distributed solar energy system installation and maintenance by: HB 1977, SB 5807
Energy facility site certification, deposits and cost reimbursements in connection with, commission role: HB 2406, ESHB 2406
Gubernatorial appointments of legislators, restrictions: SB 5004
Natural gas infrastructure project funding, creating rural Washington natural gas access and investment account to provide, commission role: HB 2101
Natural gas infrastructure, in rural or underserved areas, authorizing gas company recovery of investments, commission role: HB 2177
Natural gas infrastructure, in rural or underserved areas, process for innovative proposals for, commission role: ESHB 2177
Natural gas infrastructure, in rural or underserved areas, promoting incremental investments in, commission rule making: ESHB 2177
Oil and hazardous materials, spill prevention and response act, commission role: SB 6524, SSB 6524
Oil and hazardous materials, spill prevention and response, commission role: E2SSB 6524
Oil, liquid bulk crude oil, commission role in measures to increase safety of transport of: SB 6582
Oil, spill prevention and response, commission role: SB 6576
Permitting decisions, enhancing transparency and predictability of process: HB 2192, SHB 2192, * E2SHB 2192, CH 68 (2014), SB 6045
Railroad employees, charter party carriers and contract crew hauling vehicles providing transportation for, commission regulation of: ESHB 1620, 2SHB 1620
Railroad employees, passenger-carrying vehicles for, commission regulation of: ESHB 1620, 2SHB 1620
Railroad employees, passenger-carrying vehicles for, commission to study and collect data on accidents: 2SHB 1620
Railroad employees, passenger-carrying vehicles for, commission to study and collect data on incidents and accidents: ESHB 1620
Railroad employees, passenger-carrying vehicles for, modifying commission rules and orders concerning: HB 1620, SB 5720
Railroad employees, yardmaster working hours, commission role in penalties for violations: HB 1621, SHB 1621, SB 5721
Railroads, regulatory authority, commission to consolidate and assume: HB 1845, SB 5722
Renewable energy systems, customer access via lease program offered by electric utility or third-party vendor, commission role: SHB 2176
Renewable energy systems, customer access via low-cost loan or lease program offered by electric utility or third-party vendor, commission role: HB 2176
Renewable resources, eligible, investor-owned utility customer purchase of, commission to create tariff schedule to allow: HB 2059
Rule making by commission, specific grant of legislative authority, requirement: HB 1163
School buses, stopping at railroad grade crossings, commission role in determining exceptions: * HB 2137, CH 154 (2014), SB 5979
Solid waste collection companies, commercial information filed with commission, exemption from disclosure: HB 1697, SHB 1697
Solid waste collection companies, commission to include certain taxes and fees imposed in base for collection rates: ESHB 1954, SB 5920
State universal communications services program, adjusting expenditure limit to include commission costs: HB 2679, SHB 2679, SB 6572, SSB 6572
State universal communications services program, commission to adopt rules and impose penalties: HB 1857, HB 1971, SHB 1971, * 2E2SHB 1971, CH 8 (2013), SB 5351, SSB 5873, SB 5899, SB 5911
Water companies, uncontested rate modifications, commission to report regarding rate filings: SSB 5006