2022 Legislative Update: Week 6

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Week Overview

General Update

Last Sunday the House convened for floor action, and both chambers convened for floor sessions last Monday and Tuesday leading to house of origin cutoff on Tuesday, Feb 15th. On Monday the House was on the floor all night through to the early morning on Tuesday, which meant they were in caucus or on the floor for 21 hours straight.

Bills not passed off the floor in the chamber in which they were introduced (house or origin) by Feb 15th are now considered dead unless they are deemed necessary to implement the budget. There are 438 bills that made it past house of origin cutoff this year. The average number of bills passed in a short session is 315, so we will see in a few weeks where we land in comparison.

On Wednesday, attention shifted back to committees where hearings were held on bills sent over from the opposite chamber. Policy committees have just over a week to hear and pass bills until the next cutoff this Thursday, February 24th. There is a quick turn before opposite house fiscal cutoff on Monday February 28th and four days between opposite house policy cutoff and opposite house fiscal cutoff; two of those days are over the weekend. Both the House and Senate are scheduled to work on Saturday, February 26th (the House for floor action and the Senate for Ways & Means). At this point they are not scheduled for hearings or floor action on Sunday, February 27th, but that is always subject to change.

Last Wednesday over 100 legislative workers called in sick in protest of working conditions. The protest came after the House failed to pass HB 1806 off the floor before the house of origin cutoff. It would have authorized collective bargaining for legislative branch employees.

Last week the Economic Revenue Forecast Council released the Spring Quarterly Economic & Revenue Forecast. The forecast showed continued upward trends in our state revenue and budget projections. When compared to the last quarterly forecast that was released in November 2021, the forecast of funds subject to the budget outlook is projected to increase by $1.453 billion in the 2021-23 biennium and $1.320 billion in the 2023-25 biennium. There is also about $1.3 billion in federal COVID relief dollars that is still available for appropriation. The Spring Quarterly Economic & Revenue Forecast is what the House and Senate will use to base their respective budget proposals on.

The operating budget is typically released shortly after the forecast. The Senate has already released their proposed capital budget, but the remaining budget proposals (Senate operating & transportation, and House operating, capital & transportation) are all expected to be released tomorrow (Monday). See the budget section below for more details on timing and hearings.

Click here to watch this week’s TVW Week in Review, which provides a good wrap-up of the past week in Olympia.

Budget Proposals

Senate Capital Budget

The Senate released their proposed capital budget last Wednesday, Feb 16th. The Senate’s proposal (SB 5651) would invest nearly $1 billion in priority infrastructure across the state. The largest proposed investments from all three resources are in the areas of:

  • Housing ($472 million),
  • Broadband ($120 million),
  • Water ($327 million), and
  • School Seismic Safety ($115 million).

The Senate's proposed Capital Budget spends $94.8 million in available bond capacity, $561.6 million in ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Funds balance, and $290.3 million for the initial available IIJA grants.

Additional details about the proposal can be found through the following links:

PSSB 5651 Senate Proposed Capital Budget (2/16/2022)

Other Budgets

The remaining budget proposals (Senate operating & transportation, and House operating, capital & transportation) are all expected to be released tomorrow (Monday) and will be heard and passed out of committee, and heard and passed off the floor in their respective chambers throughout the week. Budget proposals are posted on the LEAP website (Legislative Evaluation & Accountability Program Committee). As they are released, you will be able to find the various proposals under their respective columns on the ‘2022 Supplemental’ row here. The LEAP website is a much better place to find relevant documents (budget bill, agency detail, and other supporting documents) than the bill page, which is why the budget bill numbers are not hyperlinked below.

Looking at some key dates related to the respective budget proposals in the coming week:

House 2022 Supplemental Operating Budget (HB 1816):

  • Release on Monday, Feb 21st
  • Hearing in House Appropriations on Monday, Feb 21st
  • Executive session in House Appropriations on Wednesday, Feb 23rd
  • Anticipated House floor action on Saturday, Feb 26th

Senate 2022 Supplemental Operating Budget (SB 5693):

  • Release on Monday, Feb 21st
  • Hearing in Senate Ways & Means on Monday, Feb 21st
  • Executive session in Senate Ways & Means on Wednesday, Feb 23rd
  • Anticipated Senate floor action on Friday, Feb 25th

House 2022 Supplemental Capital Budget (HB 1781):

  • Released on Monday, Feb 21st
  • Hearing in House Capital Budget on Tuesday, Feb 22nd
  • Executive session in House Capital Budget on Thursday, Feb
  • TBD House Floor Action

Senate 2022 Supplemental Capital Budget (SB 5651):

  • Released last week on Wednesday, Feb 16th
  • Hearing in Senate Ways & Means last week on Thursday, Feb 17th
  • Executive Session in Senate Ways & Means on Feb 21st
  • TBD Senate Floor Action

House 2022 Supplemental Transportation Budget (HB 1786)**

  • Release on Monday, Feb 21st
  • Hearing in House Transportation on Monday, Feb 21st
  • Executive Session in House Transportation on Thursday, Feb 24th
  • TBD House Floor Action

Senate 2022 Supplemental Transportation Budget (SB 5689)**

  • Release on Monday, Feb 21st
  • Hearing in Senate Transportation on Monday, Feb 21st
  • Executive Session in Senate Transportation on Wednesday, Feb 23rd
  • TBD Senate Floor Action

**Please note that the supplemental transportation budget proposals are different than the transportation revenue package (HB 2119/SB 5974 and HB 2118/SB 5975).

Electeds & Elections

Representative Laurie Dolan (D-22) announced last week that she will not seek re-election, and will retire from the Washington State Legislature at the end of 2022. Dolan has been in office since 2016. Dolan said that her decision to leave the legislature was based on “several exciting life changes,” including spending time with her grandson, supporting her daughter who will soon be relocating to Washington, D.C., and traveling with her husband as COVID-19 restrictions ease. The open seat will be filled in the November election.

Shortly after her announcement Dolan’s former seatmate, Beth Doglio, announced that she will run for the open position. Doglio served in the state legislature from 2017 to 2021. She gave up her seat to run for the 10th Congressional District seat.

COVID Updates

Governor Jay Inslee and leaders from the Washington State Department of Health announced in a press conference on February 16th the state can move into a less restrictive phase of COVID-19 response due to dropping hospitalization rates, improving vaccination rates, and broad access to masks and tests. The state mask mandate will be lifted for many places on March 21st. Masks will no longer be required in schools, childcare facilities, restaurants and bars, houses of worship, gyms and recreation centers, grocery stores, businesses, and retail establishments. Masks will still be required in healthcare facilities, long-term care settings, public transit, taxis, rideshare vehicles, school buses, and correctional facilities. The lifting of statewide measures does not prohibit local governments from the ability to enact measures in response to COVID-19 activity in their communities.

Priority Areas

Climate Change and the Environment

Rep Lekanoff introduced HB 1753 on behalf of the Governor. The bill requires state agencies that administer funds from certain accounts created by the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) to offer consultation to federally recognized tribes whose tribal resources may be affected by the award of funds from the accounts. It requires applicants for funding from certain CCA accounts to engage in a preapplication process with all federally recognized tribes within the project area. It was heard on February 16th and scheduled for executive action on February 22nd in the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology committee.

Sen Nguyen sponsored SB 5722 on behalf of the Governor. It requires the Department of Commerce to adopt state energy management and benchmarking requirements for building between 20,000 and 50,000 square feet and to multifamily residential building larger than 50,000 square feet by December 1, 2023. Also requires Commerce to evaluate benchmarking data to determine energy use and greenhouse gas emissions averages by building type July 1, 2029. It was heard on February 17th and scheduled for executive action on February 22nd in the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology committee.

Rep Ramel introduced HB 1767 on behalf of the Governor, and it authorizes the governing body of municipal electric utilities and public utility districts (PUD) to adopt a targeted electrification plan that establishes a finding that utility outreach and investment in the electrification of customers’ end use equipment in residential and commercial buildings will provide net benefits to the utility or PUD. It authorizes municipal electric utilities and PUDs, upon the adoption of a targeted electrification plan, to offer incentives and establish other programs to accelerate the targeted electrification of homes and buildings for their customers. The bill did not advance before the House of Origin cutoff, February 15th, and now considered dead.

Rep Duerr sponsored HB 1770 on behalf of the Governor and it updates the minimum State Energy Code requirements for residential and nonresidential construction. It requires new buildings to be net-zero ready and the State Building Code Council to adopt statewide residential reach code. The bill requires each city, town, and county to enforce the Washington State energy code for residential buildings or adopt the statewide residential reach code. A home affordability cost analysis must be conducted for any change to the Washington State energy code for residential buildings. The bill was heard on February 17th in the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology committee and is scheduled for executive session on February 23rd.

Housing & Homelessness

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Rep Shemake introduced HB 1660, which deals with ADU regulations. The bill was amended on the House floor and requires cities and counties to allow for the construction of ADUs within urban growth areas and requires the removal of barriers to such construction, including certain identified regulations, by the time of the city of county’s next comp plan update. It removes exemptions in current law that would allow cities to require off-street parking for ADUs within a ¼ mile of a transit center and prohibits homeowners’ associations, condo associations, associations of apartment owners, common interest communities, and restrictive covenants from prohibiting ADUs within an urban growth area. It has been scheduled for a hearing on February 23rd and executive session on February 24th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Rep Pollet sponsored HB 1711 and it allows cities and counties to offer incentives for the development of ADUs, including the waiver of fees, deferral of taxes, or waiver of regulations, if the ADUs are subject to binding commitments that they will not regularly be offered for short term rental and there is a program to audit compliance with the commitments. The bill did not advance before the House of Origin cutoff, February 15th, and is now considered dead.

Rep Walen introduced HB 1841, which allows counties to provide a property tax exemption for an ADU for as long as it is rented to a low-income household. It has been scheduled for a hearing on February 22nd and executive session on February 24th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Condos

Sen Gildon introduced SB 5758 and it deals with condo conversions. The bill was amended on the Senate floor to require the Housing Finance Commission to implement a condo conversion tenant-to-homeowner program focused on opportunities from first-time homeownership and assist tenant in multifamily building that are being converted to condo ownership. It requires the Affordable Housing Advisory Board (AHAB) to review and report on certain issues associated with the conversion of multifamily building to condo ownership. Additionally, it expands membership of AHAP to include a representative of a condo association of community interest community association. The Senate passed the bill on February 15th with a 48-1 vote count. It has been scheduled for a hearing in the House Housing, Human Services & Veterans committee on February 22nd and executive session on February 24th.

Homelessness

Rep Chopp sponsored HB 1866 and it was amended and passed by the House on February 13th with a 96-2 vote count. The amended bill establishes the Apple Health and Homes Program (Program) to provide a permanent supportive housing benefit and a community support services benefit to persons who meet eligibility criteria related to income, medical risk factors and barriers to finding stable housing. It establishes the Office of Apple Health and Homes (Office) within the Department of Commerce to acquire sufficient supportive housing units to fulfill the needs of persons enrolled in the Program. Additionally, it establishes the Health and Homes Account to be used for permanent supportive housing programs administered by the Office. The bill is scheduled for a hearing on February 21st in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Encampments

Sen Kuderer introduced SB 5662 on behalf of the Governor. It was amended and passed by the Senate on February 14th with a 36-12 vote count. It creates the Office of Intergovernmental Coordination on Public Right-of-Way Homeless Encampments (office) within the Department of Social and Health Services, with the goal of reducing the number of encamped persons on certain public rights-of-way through transition to a permanent housing solution. It also requires the Department of Commerce to collaborate with the office to develop and implement a statewide effort to reduce the number of persons encamped on certain public rights-of-way, and to provide grants to local government or nonprofit organizations to meet the individual needs of encamped persons and facilitate their transition to permanent housing. It has been scheduled for a hearing in the House Housing, Human Services & Veterans committee on February 22nd and executive session on February 24th.

Landlord Tenant Relations

Sen Kuderer introduced SB 5576 and it updates the 14-day pay or vacate notice and eviction summons to improve readability. It clarifies that for rental arrears accrued through 6 months following the end of the Governor’s state of emergency proclamation, a 14-day pay or vacate notice may not be issued until expiration of 14 days after a repayment plan is offered and the tenant fails to accept the offer. Additionally, it requires courts to accommodate virtual representation by legal counsel appointed for indigent tenants, as well as virtual participation for tenants. The bill did not advance before the House of Origin cutoff, February 15th, and now considered dead.

Sen Trudeau sponsored SB 5749, which allows tenants to pay for rent with a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. It requires landlords to allow tenants to submit rent payments by mail or at an accessible, on-site location, and expands the application of the bill to manufactured housing landlords and tenants. The bill was heard on February 17th and scheduled for executive action on February 22nd in the House Housing, Human Services & Veterans committee.

Rep Peterson introduced HB 1904 and it limits a landlord from increasing the rent to no more than 3% above the base rent without providing a written notice between 180 and 220 days before the increase takes effect. The bill was amended and passed by the Housing, Human Services & Veterans committee on February 1st. It was amended to require landlords to provide at least 180 days and no more than 220 days’ notice for rent increases over a certain amount. Allows a tenant to terminate a tenancy for any rent increase over a certain amount and limits late fees to $75. The bill did not advance before the House of Origin cutoff, February 15th, and now considered dead.

Land Use

Comp plan updates

Rep Duerr sponsored HB 1241 and it increases the review and revision cycle for comprehensive plans under the GMA from 8 to 10 years. It also extends the deadline for the next comprehensive plan update for King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, and for cities within those counties, from June 30, 2024, to December 31, 2024. Additionally, it requires cities to submit an implementation progress report with information to the Department of Commerce 5 years after reviewing and revising comp plan and to create a work plan to take any needed actions within two years, if any action to implement changes in the most recent comp plan update has not occurred at the time of the report. It is scheduled for a hearing on February 22nd and executive session on February 23rd in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Rep Duerr introduced HB 1978 and it increased the review and revision cycle for Shoreline master plans from 8 to 10 years so it aligns with the new revisions to the comp plan updates under the GMA. The bill has already passed the House. It was heard on February 16th and is scheduled for executive session on February 22nd in the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology committee.

Rep Pollet introduced HB 1717 was amended by the House Local Government committee and at it requires counties, cities, and other local governments to enter into negotiations on a memorandum of agreement for collaboration and coordination with the tribe for participation in the planning process under the GMA, and provides for mediation if an agreement is not reached. It requires the Department of Commerce to provide notice to tribe of a city or county’s proposed adoption of a comp plan upon request of a tribe, and to facilitate a dispute resolution process to attempt to resolve a tribe’s concerns with a city or county’s comp plan or development regulations. Additionally, it requires a tribe that has a reservation or ceded lands within a county to be invited to participate in the countywide planning process. The bill is scheduled for a hearing on February 22nd and executive session on February 23rd in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Rep Duerr sponsored HB 1099, which adds a goal of climate change mitigation to the listed goals of the GMA. It also adds a climate change and resiliency element to the list of elements that must be included within the comprehensive plans certain counties and cities must adopt under the GMA. Additionally, Commerce is required to publish guidelines that specify a set of actions counties and cities have available to take related to greenhouse gas emissions reductions and vehicle miles traveled. The bill was introduced during the 2021 session but did not pass so was reintroduced. The bill was heard on February 1st, amended and passed on February 17th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee. A summary of the changes made in committee can be found here. It has been referred to the Senate Ways & Means committee for further consideration.

Missing Middle Housing

Rep Bateman sponsored HB 1782 on behalf of the Governor, which requires cities planning under the GMA to authorize middle housing types or average minimum densities based on the population of the city. It requires the Department of Commerce to provide technical assistance to cities that authorize middle housing types or average minimum densities to complete an evaluation on the costs to revise comprehensive plans. Additionally, it requires the land use element of the comp plan to include a build environment subelement. It adds additional requirements to the housing element of the comp plan related to increased economic and racial integration, anti-displacement measures, and middle housing. The bill did not advance before the House of Origin cutoff, February 15th, and now considered dead.

Rep Pollet introduced HB 1981 and amended by the House Local Government committee. It requires the Department of Commerce to undertake an evaluation of the costs to cities and counties to revise their comprehensive plans and ensure compliance with the Growth Management Act, with a report on the evaluation due to the Legislature due by December 1, 2022, and updates required every five years thereafter. The bill did not advance before the House of Origin cutoff, February 15th, and now considered dead.

Salmon recovery

Rep Lekanoff introduced HB 1117, which adds the goal of salmon recovery to the listed goals of the GMAThe bill was introduced in the 2021 session but did not pass so has been reintroduced. It requires the land use element of comp plans adopted under the GMA to include a strategy that achieves net ecological gain of salmon habitat. Additionally, it requires capital facilities element and transportation element of comp plans adopted under the GMA to include a schedule for the elimination of all identified fish passage barriers. The bill also requires development regulations that protect critical areas to apply certain mitigation requirements. The bill was heard on February 16th and is scheduled for executive session on February 23rd in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Urban Growth Areas (UGAs)

Rep Goehner sponsored HB 1627 and was amended by the House Local Government committee to allow for the extension of publicly provided water, storm water, and sanitary sewer services outside of a city and urban growth areas to meet the needs of people outside of the city. The expansion will not foster unplanned urban development, and the city makes findings that the extension is feasible, cost effective, and environmentally beneficial. It allows for development in limited areas of more intensive rural development to include access to domestic water, storm, and sanitary sewer systems to meet the needs of the community when such systems are feasible and affordable. The bill exempts the extension of permanent water service outside of a city’s boundaries from a finding of noncompliance by the GMA Hearing board or review by a boundary review board if the extension is approved after complying with the procedure for extension. The bill did not advance before the House of Origin cutoff, February 15th, and now considered dead.

Sen Short introduced SB 5593 and was amended by the House Local Government committee to amend the current standards for jurisdictions to revise a designated urban growth area or areas to include revisions based on patterns of development. It provides that any revision to the

existing boundaries of a jurisdiction’s UGA or areas may not result in an expansion of total surface area of the UGA if the revision is to accommodate patterns of development and anticipated urban growth. The bill passed the Senate on February 15th with unanimous support. It has been scheduled for a hearing on February 22nd and executive session on February 23rd in the House Local Government committee.

Prejudgment interest

Sen Kuderer introduced SB 5155 and it starts interest running on a judgment entered following trial of the matter and arbitration awards for tortious conduct, other than medical malpractice claims, from the date on which the cause of action accrues for individuals and entities, but not public agencies. It also starts interest running on a judgment for a medical malpractice claim from the date of entry of judgment. The bill excludes public agencies from the new prejudgment interest provisions and will only be liable for post-judgment interest only as they are now. It was heard on February 18th and is scheduled for executive session on February 22nd and 23rd in the House Civil Rights & Judiciary committee.

Paid Family & Medical Leave

Senator Robinson introduced SB 5649, which modifies the Washington state paid family and medical leave. It allows the use of family leave under Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) after the death of certain family members. The bill defaults the type of leave taken after giving birth to be medical leave, unless requested otherwise, without certification needed and expires the collective bargaining agreement exception. It requires the Employment Security Department (ESD) to publish a list of employers with approved voluntary plans. The bill also creates the Office of Actuarial Services within ESD and a legislative task force on PFML program premiums and requires a Joint Legislative Audit and Review committee report. It was heard on February 18th and is scheduled for executive session on February 22nd in the House Labor & Workplace Standards.

Unemployment insurance

Sen Keiser introduced SB 5873 and decreased the maximum Unemployment Insurance (UI) social cost factor for 2022 and 2023. It sets a maximum UI rate class for the purposes of the percentage of the social cost factor to be paid by small businesses in 2023. The bill was heard on February 16th and passed by the House Labor & Workplace Standards committee on February 18th.

Transportation

Supplemental Transportation Budget

The Senate and House will release and hear the supplemental budget (SB 5689/HB 1786) on Monday, February 21st. The Move Ahead Washington spending bill (SB 5975/HB 2118) will also be heard the same day and will be combined as they moved forward.

Transportation Revenue

On Tuesday, February 8th, the Senate and House Transportation committee chairs unveiled the Move Ahead Washington transportation revenue proposal. It is a $16.8 billion over 16-year transportation proposal that makes historic investments in public transit and multimodal options to ensure transportation options are safe, accessible, and affordable for all. It also fulfills the obligation to replace fish passage barriers, invests in the ferry system, highway maintenance and preservation, and funding projects large and small across the state. SB 5974 was passed by the Senate on February 15th with a 29-20 vote count and has been referred to the House Transportation committee. The companion bill HB 2119 was heard on February 17th and scheduled for executive session on February 22nd in the House Transportation committee.

Full list of investment and revenue sources can be found here.

The transportation spending has about $16.8 billion in funding over a 16-year period, funded by:

  • $5.4 billion from the carbon emissions reduction account
  • $2 billion from a 6-cent tax on exported fuel,
  • $2.7 billion in various fee increases,
  • $403 million in shifting of the sales tax on transportation projects to transportation accounts,
  • $2 billion one-time operating budget contribution,
  • $3.4 billion of federal money from the new surface transportation reauthorization,
  • $60 million from staff costs offsets, and
  • $956 million from existing bonding

Looking Ahead

There will be a lot of focus on policy committees this week leading up to Thursday’s opposite house policy cutoff. Then focus will shift to fiscal committee where bills have until Feb 28th to move out of fiscal committee. Senate Ways & Means is scheduled all day Saturday to hear bills.

The House and Senate operating budgets will both be released on Monday and will be heard and move out of fiscal committees during the week. The Senate is expected to move their budget off the Senate floor on Friday and the House is expected to move their budget off the House floor on Saturday.

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 24th - Opposite House Policy Cutoff
  • February 28th - Opposite House Fiscal Cutoff
  • March 4th - Opposite House Floor Cutoff
  • March 10th - Sine Die

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events Report 

Finance (House) - Virtual - 2/21 @ 10:00am

SB 5713 - Public Hearing - Providing a property tax exemption for limited equity cooperative housing. (Remote testimony.)

SB 5823 - Public Hearing - Addressing local infrastructure project areas. (Remote testimony.) ESB 5832 - Public Hearing - Expanding the multifamily tax exemption program to include converting existing multifamily units. (Remote testimony.)

Transportation (House) - Virtual - 2/21 @ 3:30pm

HB 1786 - Public Hearing - Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2021- 2023 fiscal biennium. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute bill.)

HB 2118 - Public Hearing - Concerning additive transportation funding and appropriations. (Remote testimony.)

Transportation (Senate) - Virtual - 2/21 @ 4:00pm

SB 5689 - Public Hearing - Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2021- 2023 fiscal biennium. (Remote testimony.)

SB 5975 - Public Hearing - Concerning additive transportation funding and appropriations. (Remote testimony.)

Ways & Means (Senate) - Virtual - 2/21 @ 4:00pm

SB 5651 - Exec Session - Concerning the capital budget.

SB 5693 - Public Hearing - Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.)

Business, Financial Services & Trade (Senate) - Virtual - 2/22 @ 8:00am

SHB 1389 - Public Hearing - Concerning transportation. (Remote testimony.)

Environment & Energy (House) - Virtual - 2/22 @ 8:00am

E2SSB 5842 - Exec Session - Concerning state laws that address climate change.

Housing & Local Government (Senate) - Virtual - 2/22 @ 8:00am

E2SHB 1241 - Public Hearing - Planning under the growth management act. (Remote testimony.)

SHB 1717 - Public Hearing - Concerning tribal participation in planning under the growth management act. (Remote testimony.)

ESHB 1841 - Public Hearing - Incentivizing rental of accessory dwelling units to low-income households. (Remote testimony.)

Housing, Human Services & Veterans (House) - Virtual - 2/22 @ 8:00am

E2SSB 5662 - Public Hearing - Concerning intergovernmental coordination to address transitioning persons encamped on state public rights-of-way to permanent housing solutions. (Remote testimony.)

ESSB 5758 - Public Hearing - Concerning condominium conversions. (Remote testimony.)

Labor & Workplace Standards (House) - Virtual - 2/22 @ 10:00am

2SSB 5649 - Exec Session - Modifying the Washington state paid family and medical leave act.

Local Government (House) - Virtual - 2/22 @ 10:00am

SSB 5964 - Public Hearing - Concerning consolidated local permit review processes. (Remote testimony.)

Environment, Energy & Technology (Senate) - Virtual - 2/22 @ 10:30am

ESHB 1753 - Exec Session - Concerning tribal consultation regarding the use of certain funding authorized by the climate commitment act.

Capital Budget (House) - Virtual - 2/22 @ 1:30pm

HB 1781 - Public Hearing - Concerning the capital budget. (Hearing is on the proposed substitute bill).

Transportation (House) - Virtual - 2/22 @ 3:30pm

HB 2119 - Exec Session - Addressing transportation resources.

Local Government (House) - Virtual - 2/23 @ 10:00am

SSB 5964 - Exec Session - Concerning consolidated local permit review processes.

Housing & Local Government (Senate) - Virtual - 2/23 @ 10:30am

E2SHB 1241 - Exec Session - Planning under the growth management act.

ESHB 1643 - Exec Session - Exempting a sale or transfer of real property for affordable housing to a nonprofit entity, housing authority, public corporation, county, or municipal corporation from the real estate excise tax.

ESHB 1660 - Public Hearing - Concerning accessory dwelling units. (Remote testimony.) SHB 1717 - Exec Session - Concerning tribal participation in planning under the growth management act.

Transportation (Senate) - Virtual - 2/23 @ 3:00pm

SB 5689 - Exec Session - Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.

SB 5975 - Exec Session - Concerning additive transportation funding and appropriations.

Ways & Means (Senate) - Virtual - 2/23 @ 3:00pm

SB 5693 - Exec Session - Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations.

Transportation (House) - Virtual - 2/23 @ 3:30pm

HB 1990 - Public Hearing - Concerning a sales and use tax deferral for projects to improve the state route number 167 and Interstate 405 corridor. (Remote testimony.) (If measure is referred to committee.)

SB 5510 - Public Hearing - Concerning renewal of the sales and use tax for transportation benefit districts. (Remote testimony.)

Capital Budget (House) - Virtual - 2/24 @ 8:00am

HB 1781 - Exec Session - Concerning the capital budget.

Finance (House) - Virtual - 2/24 @ 8:00am

SB 5713 - Exec Session - Providing a property tax exemption for limited equity cooperative housing.

Housing & Local Government (Senate) - Virtual - 2/24 @ 8:00am

ESHB 1660 - Exec Session - Concerning accessory dwelling units.

ESHB 1841 - Exec Session - Incentivizing rental of accessory dwelling units to low-income households.

Environment & Energy (House) - Virtual - 2/24 @ 10:00am

SSB 5818 - Public Hearing - Promoting housing construction in cities through amendments to and limiting appeals under the state environmental policy act and growth management act. (Remote testimony.)

SSB 5818 - Exec Session - Promoting housing construction in cities through amendments to and limiting appeals under the state environmental policy act and growth management act.

Housing, Human Services & Veterans (House) - Virtual - 2/24 @ 10:00am

E2SSB 5662 - Exec Session - Concerning intergovernmental coordination to address transitioning persons encamped on state public rights-of-way to permanent housing solutions. ESSB 5758 - Exec Session - Concerning condominium conversions.

Transportation (House) - Virtual - 2/24 @ 1:30pm

HB 1786 - Exec Session - Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.

HB 2118 - Exec Session - Concerning additive transportation funding and appropriations.

SSB 5528 - Public Hearing - Concerning the imposition of supplemental revenue sources within a regional transit authority area. (Remote testimony.)

Transportation (House) - Virtual - 2/25 @ 10:00am

ESSB 5853 - Public Hearing - Establishing a limited project regarding leasing certain department of transportation property in order to remedy past impacts to historically marginalized populations. (Remote testimony.)