2022 Legislative Update: Week 8

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Week Overview

General Update

Opposite house fiscal cutoff was on Monday, February 28th, which means any bill that did not pass out of the fiscal committee in the opposite house by that day is considered dead. Of the 399 bills that made it past opposite house policy cutoff, 378 bills made it past opposite house fiscal cutoff. They haven’t tallied up the number of bills that passed opposite house floor cutoff yet.

Following fiscal cutoff, attention quickly shifted to floor action where both chambers were on the floor everyday, Tuesday through Friday last week, some days going late into the night, in order to pass bills by opposite house floor cutoff on Friday, March 4th. The exception are bills deemed necessary to implement the budget, which are not subject to the cutoff calendar.

For floor cutoffs, debate must begin on the last bill they are going to pass by 5:00pm on cutoff day, which is why the last bills that pass on floor cutoffs are known as the “5 o’clock bill”. The 5 o’clock bills on Friday’s opposite house floor cutoff were HB 1616 (concerning the charity care act), and SB 5078 (addressing firearm safety measures to increase public safety).

Budget negotiations have also been happening in earnest behind the scenes over the past week. Negotiators have been working on the operating, capital, and transportation supplemental budgets. With less than one week left in session, budget writers and staff are in the final steps of ‘buttoning up’ the final, negotiated budgets. The budgets will be unveiled in the coming days in order for final versions to be agreed upon and passed by both chambers before session adjourns on March 10th.

In addition to the budgets, this final week of session will focus will on working through bills that were amended by the opposite house. When an amended bill is sent back to the house of origin, that chamber can choose to concur with those changes, dispute them, or seek resolution through a conference committee. See the primer below that further explains these processes.

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

Session Primers

As we go through session, we will periodically do brief primers on things related to session and the legislative process. We often use jargon and things move very quickly, so our goal with these primers is to help you better understand what is going on in Olympia as we go along. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Primer on Concurrence, Dispute, and Conference

If a bill was amended in the opposite house from which it was originally introduced, the house of origin has to decide whether it will concur with the amendments or not. This step must happen before a bill can be sent to the Governor’s desk for signature. Leadership in each chamber decides which bills returned from the opposite house will be discussed and then places them on the concurrence calendar. There are three potential paths for bills that go into concurrence:

  • Concurrence: If the house of origin concurs with the amendments, the bill has passed the legislature and it will head to the
  • Dispute: If the house of origin disagrees with the amendment(s) from the opposite house, they can ask the opposite house to recede from the amendments. If the opposite house recedes, the bill has passed the legislature and it will head to the Governor.
  • Conference: If the two houses cannot resolve their differences, they can ask for a conference committee to reach a resolution. Members from each house are selected to meet to discuss the differences. If they agree on what is to be done, the conference committee makes a report. Both houses must adopt the conference report for the bill to pass the If one house does not adopt the conference report (either by vote or inaction), the bill has not passed.

Primer on Timing for Bill Signings

Bills that are delivered to the governor more than five days before the legislature adjourns have five days to be acted on. The governor may decide to sign a bill, veto part of it, or veto all of it. Bills that are delivered fewer than five days before the legislature adjourns have 20 days to be acted on by the governor. The days are counted as calendar days, not business days. Sundays are not counted, but Saturdays and holidays are. The clock does not start until the bill ‘hits the governor’s desk’. It is important to note that the clock doesn’t start immediately when it passes the legislature. After passage (or concurrence), the bill must be signed by both the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate and then it must be delivered to the governor. Doing this paperwork can sometimes take days, and sometimes it happens very quickly. Once it has been delivered to the governor the clock begins. If the governor does not act on a bill after the allotted number of days, it is as if it were signed. In other words, if the governor doesn’t sign a bill it doesn’t die, it defaults to passing. You can find the schedule for upcoming bill signings here.

Priority Areas

Capital Gains Tax

On March 1, Douglas County Superior Court Judge Brian Huber ruled the capital gains tax initiated by SB 5096 of 2021 unconstitutional. Proponents of the capital gains tax have stated that the ruling at this level was anticipated and is the first step in a long legal journey that will eventually end up at the Washington Supreme Court. Attorney General Bob Ferguson immediately signaled the state’s plan to appeal. Crosscut ran a helpful piece summarizing the key issues.

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.

The Senate passed the bill on March 4th with unanimous support and now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

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 buildings larger than 50,000 square feet (tier 2) by December 1, 2023. The bill also requires Commerce to evaluate benchmarking data to determine energy use and greenhouse gas emissions average by building type by July 1, 2029. Commerce must adopt rules for performance standards for tier 2 buildings by December 31, 2030 and extend the early adopter incentive program to tier 2 buildings. The bill was amended and passed the House on March 3rd with a 53-45 vote count. The adopted amendment can be found here. Because it was amended in the opposite chamber, it will have to go back for concurrence, dispute, or conference.

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 each city, town, and county to enforce the Washington State energy code for residential building or adopt the statewide residential reach code. The bill requires the State Building Code Council to adopt a statewide residential reach code. It did not advance by opposite house cutoff and is now considered dead.

COVID-19 Updates

On February 28th, Governor Jay Inslee announced Washington will be lifting most requirements of the mask mandate on Saturday, March 12th, which is an earlier date than originally stated.

The announcement was coordinated and jointly announced with Oregon Governor Kate Brown and California Governor Gavin Newsom. Masks will still be required in certain settings including health care, corrections facilities, and long-term care facilities. The new state policies do not change federal requirements, which still include masks on public transit. The Washington State Department of Health will be issuing new guidance for K-12 schools this week so schools can prepare to implement updated safety protocols.

Housing & Homelessness Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

Rep Shemake introduced HB 1660, which deals with ADU regulations. The bill requires cities and counties to allow for the construction of ADUs within urban growth areas and prohibits such cities and counties from imposing certain ADU regulations, by the time of their next comp plan update. It removes the exemption allowing fully planning cities to require off-street parking for ADUs within a quarter-mile of a major transit stop under certain circumstances. Additionally, it prohibits governing documents applicable to homeowners’ associations, condo associations, associations of apartment owners, common interest communities, and restrictive covenants created after the effective date of the act prohibiting ADUC within UGAs. The bill did not advance by opposite house cutoff 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. The bill was scheduled for executive session on February 28th, but no action was taken and is now considered dead.

Condos

Sen Gildon introduced SB 5758 and it deals with condo conversions. The bill requires the Housing Finance Commission to implement a condo conversion tenant-to-homeowner program. It requires the Affordable Housing Advisory Board (AHAB) to review and report on 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 or community interest community association. The House passed the bill on March 4th with unanimous support and now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

Homelessness

Rep Chopp sponsored HB 1866, which 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 fund permanent supportive housing units to fulfill the needs of persons enrolled in the Program. Additionally, it establishes the Apple Health and Homes Account to be used for permanent supportive housing programs administered by the Office and expands the use of the Home Security Fund Account for it to be used to fund permanent supportive housing. Commerce is required to establish a rapid permanent supportive housing acquisition and development program to issue financial assistance to certain local government and nonprofit entities for acquiring and developing permanent supportive housing units. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) is required to review the efficacy of the Program and report their findings to the legislature by December 1, 2027. The Senate amended and passed the bill on March 3rd with a 30-17 vote count. The adopted amendments can be found here and here. Because it was amended in the opposite chamber, it will have to go back for concurrence, dispute, or conference.

Encampments

Sen Kuderer introduced SB 5662 on behalf of the Governor. The bill establishes the Office of Intergovernmental Coordination on Public Right-of-Way Homeless Encampments (office) within the Department of Social and Health Services to coordinate efforts related to identifying permanent housing and services for persons encamped on public rights-of-way. It was referred to the House Appropriations committee and heard on February 25th. The bill did not move before the fiscal committee cut-off and is now considered dead.

Landlord Tenant Relations

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 prohibits a landlord from including in the rental agreement a provision in which the tenant agree to make rent payments through electronic means only. The House amended and passed the bill on March 4th with a 91-5 vote count. The adopted amendment can be found here. Because it was amended in the opposite chamber, it will have to go back for concurrence, dispute, or conference.

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. The Senate passed the bill on March 3rd with a 27-21 vote count and now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

Rep Duerr introduced HB 1978, which increases 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 did not advance by opposite house of origin cutoff and is now considered dead.

Rep Pollet introduced HB 1717, concerning tribal participation in planning under the growth management act. The bill requires local governments, upon receiving notice from a federally recognized Indian tribe, 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 Senate passed the bill on March 3rd with a 46-0 vote count and now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

Rep Duerr sponsored HB 1099, which adds a goal of environmental resiliency to the listed goals of the GMA and adds an environmental resiliency element to the list of elements that must be included within the comp plans certain counties and cities must adopt under the GMA. It requires the environmental resiliency element of the comp plan to address the environmental related problems specific to a jurisdiction and requires Commerce to adopt guidance that creates a model environmental resiliency element. The Senate amended and passed the bill on March 3rd with a 31-16 vote count. The adopted amendment can be found here. Because it was amended in the opposite chamber, it will have to go back for concurrence, dispute, or conference.

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. It did not move out of the Senate Ways & Means committee before fiscal cut-off and is now considered dead.

Urban Growth Areas (UGAs)

Sen Short introduced SB 5593 and it allows a county to make revisions to an urban growth area boundary to accommodate patters of development under certain conditions. It provides that any revision to an urban growth area boundary cannot increase the total surface area of the urban growth area, and that any areas removed from the urban growth area cannot have been characterized by urban growth. The House passed the bill on March 3rd with unanimous support and now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

Water

Sen Rolfes introduced SB 5585 on behalf of the Department of Ecology and it removes the annual cap on fees established by the Department of Ecology and charged to municipalities for wastewater facility permits. It created an advisory committee to provide recommendations to Ecology for adjusting wastewater facility permit fees charges to municipalities by December 31, 2022 and requires Ecology to present those recommendations to the Legislature before the end of 2023 legislative session. The House passed the bill on March 4th with a 57-41 vote count.

Because it was amended in the opposite chamber, it will have to go back for concurrence, dispute, or conference.

Prejudgment interest

Sen Kuderer introduced SB 5155 and it applies prejudgement interest to judgements founded on the tortious conduct of public agencies, individuals, and other entities by modifying interest accrual date from the date of entry of judgement to the date the cause of action accrues.

Provides that judgements founded on tortious conduct that occurred while plaintiff was a minor bear interest from the date the action is commenced or the date the minor turns 18 years old, whichever is earlier. It also limits prejudgement interest to arbitration awards and judgements entered following trial of the matter. The bill didn’t pass by opposite house floor cutoff, so is considered dead.

Paid Family & Medical Leave

Senator Robinson introduced SB 5649, which modifies the Washington state paid family and medical leave. It provides that an allowable purpose for family leave is any leave taken by an employee during the 7 calendar days following the death of the family member for whom the employee would have qualified to take medical leave for birth of their child or would have qualified for family bonding leave. Specifies that leave taken by certain employees in the first 6 weeks after giving birth must be medical leave unless the employee chooses to use family leave. It expires the collective bargaining agreement exception contained in the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program and requires the Employment Security Department to publish a list of employers with approved voluntary plans on its website. Additionally, it contains provisions on short and long-term actuarial services assessing the financial condition of the PFML program to maintain financial stability of the family and medical leave insurance account. A legislative task force on PFML program premiums is created and requires a Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee report. The House amended and passed the bill on March 3rd with a 96-2 vote count. The adopted amendment can be found here. Because it was amended in the opposite chamber, it will have to go back for concurrence, dispute, or conference.

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 House passed the bill on March 1st with a 95-0 vote count and now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

Transportation

Supplemental Transportation Budget

The Senate released their proposed supplemental transportation budget on February 20th and the House released theirs the following day on February 21st. Both budgets appropriate funding for the upcoming year and for the first year of the 16-year Move Ahead WA proposal.

The Senate and House heard the supplemental budget (SB 5689/HB 1786) on Monday, February 21st. The Move Ahead Washington spending bill (SB 5975/HB 2118) was also heard the same day. SB 5689 passed the Senate Transportation committee on February 23rd and passed the Senate with a 41-8 vote count on February 25th. HB 1786 passed the House Transportation committee on February 24th and passed off the House floor on February 26th with a vote of 91-3.

The Move Ahead spending bills were also heard and passed out of their respective transportation committees in conjunction with the supplemental transportation budget. SB 5975 passed the Senate with a 29-20 vote count on February 25th and HB 1786 passed the House with a 91-3 vote count on February 26th. The Chairs of the transportation committees have been negotiating and reconciling the differences.

A summary of the supplemental transportation budgets can be found: Senate proposal/House proposal

Transportation Revenue

The Move Ahead Washington transportation revenue proposal provides $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.

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

The Move Ahead WA transportation revenue proposal passed the House on March 1st after a long debate on both bills (SB 5974 SB 5975). SB 5974 is the revenue bill and an amendment to remove the exported fuel tax and replace it with a transfer from the Public Works Assistance Account was adopted. The $100 million/year transfer from the Public Works Assistance Account would leave a $500 million gap in the total revenue projection of the Move Ahead WA transportation revenue proposal. SB 5974 passed with 54-43 vote count and the spending bill, SB 5975, passed with 55-40 vote count.

It should be noted the Senate has not agreed to the Public Works Assistance Account transfer and is looking at transferring money from the Model Toxics Control Account (MTCA) that is currently allocated for stormwater cleanup to backfill the $2 billion gap created with removing the exported fuel tax.

The transportation chairs, operating budget chairs, capital budget chairs from both chambers are meeting and negotiating on how best to backfill the gap and reach agreement on Move Ahead WA.

Looking Ahead

This week will be focused on concurrence votes for bills changed by the opposite house and conference committees for bills seeking resolution. The final capital, transportation, and operating budgets will be released and passed by each chamber leading up to sine die on Thursday, March 10th.

Upcoming Dates:

  • March 10th - Sine Die

 

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Bill Status Report 

Bill # Abbrev. Title Short Description Status Sponsor
HB 1093 (SB 5091) Operating budget, 2nd supp. Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.  H Approps  Ormsby
SHB 1094 (ESSB5092)  Operating budget Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operatingappropriations.  H Rules X  Ormsby
HB 1098 (ESSB5061) Unemployment insurance Concerning unemployment insurance. H Labor & Workpl  Sells
SHB 1135 (SSB 5165) Transp. budget 2021-2023 Making transportationappropriations for the 2021- 2023 fiscal biennium.  H Rules X  Fey
HB 1136 (SB 5166) Supp. transportation budget Making 2019-2021 supplemental transportation appropriations.  H Transportation  Fey
 2SHB 1157 (SSB 5390)   Housing supply Increasing housing supply through the growth management act and housing density tax incentives for localgovernments.   H 3rd Reading   Bateman
  HB 1188   B&O tax payment deferral Providing a business and occupation tax payment deferral to address the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic onbusinesses in the state.   H Finance   MacEwen
SHB 1204 (SB 5256) Transp. electrification Concerning the electrification of transportation. H Rules X Macri
 HB 1228  Landlord- tenant/COVID-19 Addressing residential landlord-tenant requirements in response to the COVID-19public health emergency.  H Hous, Human Sv  Barkis
 ESHB 1232 GMA/affordable housing plans Planning for affordable housing under the growth management act.  H Local Govt  Barkis
E2SHB 1241 Growth management act plans Planning under the growth management act. S Passed 3rd Duerr
HB 1243 Local infra. project areas Addressing local infrastructure project areas. H Finance Wicks
 HB 1249  Transp. project tax revenues Concerning sales tax revenues of transportation projects being used for transportationpurposes with at least 70  H Approps  Orcutt

 

percent being deposited intothe motor vehicle fund.
 SHB 1300  Landlord damage claims Addressing documentation and processes governing landlords' claims for damageto residential premises.  H Rules R  Thai
 HB 1319  Washington recovery rebate Creating a Washington recovery rebate by temporarily expanding the workingfamilies' tax exemption.  H Finance  Corry
HB 1321 (SB 5114) Reopening/public health Concerning safely reopening Washington. H HC/Wellness MacEwen
 HB 1334  Appropriations/COVID- 19 Making appropriations to revive our economy and accelerate a lasting recovery for Washington.  H Approps  Stokesbary
   HB 1343    Unemployment ins./employers Providing employer relief in unemployment insurance by relieving COVID-19-related benefit charges, providing contribution relief, making appropriations to rebuild the unemployment trust fund andmaking clarifying changes.    H Labor & Workpl    Hoff
 HB 1350 Limited equity coop. housing Providing a property tax exemption for limited equitycooperative housing.  H Finance  Bateman
    HB 1358     State school levies Providing property tax relief by reducing both parts of the state school levies based on an amount that approximates the fiscal impact of extraordinary growth in property values that exceeded the valuation growth assumptions of budget writers when part two of the stateschool levy was enacted.     H Finance     Orcutt
HB 1371 State property tax levies Eliminating the state property tax levies over four years. H Finance Sutherland
HB 1388 Motor vehicle sales Concerning motor vehicle sales. H ConsPro&Bus Kloba
SHB 1389 Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing Concerning transportation. S Passed 3rd Corry
  SHB 1406 (SB 5426)   Wealth tax Improving the equity of Washington state's tax code by creating the Washington state wealth tax and taxing extraordinary financialintangible assets.   H Approps   Frame

 

HB 1433 Personal data rightscharter Creating a charter of people'spersonal data rights. H Civil R & Judi Kloba
 HB 1436  Regulations/health crises Encouraging economic recovery by reducing regulatory burdens duringdeclared public health crises.  H State Govt & T  Walsh
 HB 1441  Prospective tenants/COVID-19 Prohibiting discrimination against prospective tenants for unpaid rent or eviction duringthe COVID-19 pandemic.  H Rules X  Morgan
  2SHB 1460   Telecommunications access Closing the digital divide by establishing excise taxes on telecommunications services to fund the expansion of the universal service programs inWashington.   H Rules C   Gregerson
   HB 1465    Estate tax Making the estate tax more progressive by exempting small estates, reducing estate taxes on medium estates, increasing the estate tax on larger estates, and addressing equity in homeownership andhomelessness.    H Finance    Orwall
SHB 1492 (SSB 5425) Unempl. extended benefits Concerning extended benefits in the unemployment insurance system.  H Rules X  Sells
  SHB 1494  Antidisplacement/prop. tax Providing housing safety, security, and protection for Washington families by creating the antidisplacementproperty tax exemption.   H Approps  Harris- Talley
  HB 1496   High valued assets tax Creating a more progressive tax system in Washington by enacting an excise tax on sales and extraordinary profits ofhigh valued assets.   H Finance   Senn
 HB 1503  Alt. fuel vehicle tax ex. Establishing an alternative fuel vehicle retail sales and use tax exemption for lower-income individuals.  H Transportation  Wylie
 HB 1511  Surplus property/housing Defining affordable housing for purposes of using surpluspublic property for public benefit.  H Hous, Human Sv  Bergquist
 HB 1513  Carbon emissions Improving environmental health by reducing carbon emissions through increasingclimate resilience and  H Env & Energy  Lekanoff

 

mitigating the effects of climate change by levying a carbon pollution tax, authorizing a climate financebond program, and investing in clean economic growth.
ESHB 1515 Security deposit waiver fees Concerning security deposit waiver fees. H Rules 3C Peterson
  HB 1522  Engineering services/B&O tax Lowering the cost of state- funded transportation projects by eliminating business and occupation tax pyramiding onengineering services.   H Finance   Barkis
 HB 1523 Transp. benefit district tax Concerning renewal of thesales and use tax for transportation benefit districts.  H Rules C  Wylie
 HB 1534  Carbon pollution tax Establishing a carbon pollution tax that recognizes the nature of energy-intensive,trade-exposed industries.  H Env & Energy  Shewmake
 HB 1535 Necessities/sales & use tax Exempting family andhousehold necessities from the sales and use tax.  H Finance  Stokesbary
 HB 1546 Multiuse roadway safety acct Concerning allowable uses for the multiuse roadway safety account.  H Rules X  Eslick
HB 1553 (SB 5473) "Open safe, open now" plan Implementing the "open safe, open now" plan for reopening Washington.  H State Govt & T  MacEwen
 HB 1594  Long-term care/repeal Repealing the long-term services and supports trustprogram.  H Approps  Abbarno
  HB 1596   Long-term care/outside WA Authorizing the availability of benefits from the long-term services and supports trust program for qualifiedindividuals who reside outside of Washington.   H Approps   Abbarno
  HB 1597  Long-term care/hardship Establishing an exemption from the payment of premiums to the long-term services and supports trustprogram based on hardship.   H Approps   Abbarno
  HB 1598   Long-term care/death Concerning the payment of benefit units in the long-term services and supports trust program upon the death of aqualified individual.   H Approps   Abbarno

 

 HB 1603  Transportation/general fund Shifting funding obligations from the transportationappropriations act to the operating appropriations act.  H Approps  Barkis
 HB 1604  Motor vehicle sales tax Dedicating the state sales tax on motor vehicles fortransportation.  H Approps  MacEwen
HB 1606 Correction of culverts Concerning the correction ofculverts. H Env & Energy Barkis
HB 1607 Safe routes to schoolsprg. Concerning the safe routes toschools program. H Approps Rude
  ESHB 1643 (SSB 5642)   Affordable housing/REET Exempting a sale or transfer of real property for affordable housing to a nonprofit entity, housing authority, public corporation, county, ormunicipal corporation from the real estate excise tax.    S Passed 3rd    Hackney
ESHB 1660 (SB 5648) Accessory dwelling units Concerning accessory dwelling units. S 2nd Reading Shewmake
HB 1711 Accessory dwelling units Concerning accessory dwelling units. H Rules R Pollet
HB 1714 Impact fee deferrals Concerning impact fee deferrals. H Rules R Duerr
 HB 1742  Long-term care program Creating fairness in the operation of the long-term services and supports trustprogram.  H Approps  Schmick
 ESHB 1753  Climate funding/tribes Concerning tribal consultation regarding the use of certain funding authorized by theclimate commitment act.  S Passed 3rd  Lekanoff
SHB 1781 (SSB 5651) Capital budget, supplemental Concerning the capital budget. H Rules R Tharinger
 SHB 1782 (SSB 5670)  Middle housing near transit Creating additional middle housing near transit and in areas traditionally dedicated tosingle-family detached housing.   H Rules C   Bateman
SHB 1786 (ESSB 5689)  Transportation budget, supp. Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscalbiennium.  H Rules R  Fey
 HB 1787  Law enf. officer funding Providing funding for the recruitment, retention, andsupport of law enforcement officers.  H Approps  Stokesbary
HB 1819 (SB 5960) Property tax exemption Increasing the personal property tax exemption. H Finance Leavitt

 

 ESHB 1841  ADU rental/property tax Incentivizing rental ofaccessory dwelling units to low-income households.  S Ways & Means  Walen
 2SHB 1850  Data privacy Protecting and enforcing the foundational data privacy rights of Washingtonians.  H 2nd Reading  Slatter
HB 1879 (SSB 5770) Convention economy grants Providing Washington state convention economy grants. H Approps Ryu
   SHB 1904    Tenants/rent & fees Protecting tenants from excessive rent and related fees by providing at least six months' notice for rent increases over a certain amount, allowing tenants the right to terminate a tenancy,and limiting late fees.    H Rules C    Peterson
HB 1912 (SB 5696) Capital gains tax/repeal Repealing the capital gains income tax. H Finance Dufault
 HB 1915  Traffic cameras/speed zones Authorizing the use of automated traffic safety cameras in hospital and citypark speed zones.  H Transportation  Riccelli
SHB 1981 Local governmentplanning Concerning local governmentplanning. H Rules C Pollet
 HB 1987  Housing dept. task force Establishing a task force oncreating a new state housing and homelessness department. H Hous, Human Sv  Morgan
 EHB 1990 (SB 5705)  SR 167 & I-405 taxdeferral Concerning a sales and use tax deferral for projects to improve the state route number 167 and Interstate 405corridor.   H Passed 3rd   Duerr
 SHB 2020 Sustainable housing/GMA Concerning the creation ofaffordable and sustainable housing in the state.  H Approps  Walen
HB 2026 Vehicle per mile charge Implementing a per mile charge on vehicles. H Transportation Wicks
HB 2031 (ESSB 5873) Unempl. & leave premiums Concerning unemployment insurance, family leave, and medical leave premiums. H Labor & Workpl  Berg
  HB 2049   Housing permitting Encouraging construction of affordable housing by eliminating redundancies and streamlining the permittingprocess.   H Local Govt   Barkis
 HB 2062 (SSB 5528)  RTA additive revenue Concerning the imposition of additive revenue sources within a regional transitauthority area.  H Transportation  Hackney

 

 SHB 2066  Infill development Concerning exemptions forinfill development under the state environmental policy act.  H Rules R  Barkis
HB 2071 (SB 5893) Torts Concerning tort modernization. H Civil R & Judi MacEwen
  HB 2089  I-405 & SR 167 bond auth. Modifying the bond authorization for the Interstate 405 and state route number 167 corridor and the PugetSound Gateway facility.   H Transportation   Slatter
SHB 2105 Landlord & tenant notices Concerning service of notice on landlords and tenants. H Rules R Gilday
SHB 2118 (SSB 5975)  Additive transp. funding Concerning additive transportation funding and appropriations.  H Rules R  Fey
SHB 2119(ESSB 5974) Transportation resources Addressing transportation resources.  H Rules R  Fey
  HJR 4204  Residential ex./property tax Concerning a constitutional amendment providing for a residential real property exemption from property taxeslevied for state purposes.   H Approps  Harris- Talley
HJR 4208 (SJR 8213) Personal property taxation Concerning the taxation of personal property. H Finance Leavitt
2SSB 5062 Data Concerning the management, oversight, and use of data. S Rules 3 Carlyle
SB 5090 (ESHB1097)  Worker protections  Increasing worker protections.  S Labor, Comm &  Keiser
SB 5091 (HB 1093) Operating budget, 2nd supp. Making 2019-2021 fiscalbiennium second supplemental operating appropriations.  S Ways & Means  Rolfes
SB 5114 (HB 1321) Reopening/public health Concerning safely reopening Washington. S State Govt & E Braun
 SSB 5130 Personnel files & discipline Concerning employee's rights concerning personnel files and disciplinary actions.  S Rules X  Kuderer
 SB 5138  Financial instit./B&O tax Eliminating a business and occupation tax deduction for financial institutions to fundaffordable housing.  S Business, Fina  Kuderer
 SB 5139  Rent increases, limiting Limiting rent increases afterexpiration of the governor's eviction moratorium.  S Housing & Loca  Das
 SB 5156  Budget stabilization approps Making expenditures from the budget stabilization account to address issues ofhomelessness, home security,  S Ways & Means  Rolfes

 

and economic impacts of theCOVID-19 pandemic on small businesses.
SB 5162 Unanticipated revenue Concerning unanticipated revenue. S Ways & Means Rolfes
SB 5166 (HB 1136) Supp. transportation budget Making 2019-2021 supplemental transportation appropriations.  S Transportation  Hobbs
SB 5171 Unemployment insurance Providing unemployment insurance relief. S Ways & Means Wilson
 SB 5223 Motor vehicles sales tax use Dedicating the sales tax on motor vehicles to highwayuses.  S Ways & Means  Fortunato
SB 5231 (E3SHB 1091)  Transportation fuel/carbon Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing thecarbon intensity of transportation fuel.  S Environment, E  Stanford
 ESB 5232  Toll revenue bonding Limiting bonding toll revenues on certain state highway facilities.  S Rules X  King
SB 5238 Creative economy work group Creating a Washington state creative economy work group. S Business, Fina Hasegawa
 SB 5243 Engineered plan approval Creating efficiency in housing by streamlining approval ofengineered plans.  S Housing & Loca  Gildon
SB 5256(SHB 1204) Transp. electrification Concerning the electrificationof transportation. S Environment, E Liias
 SSB 5269  Increased building capacity Including the value of increased residential buildingcapacity in the property tax levy limit calculation.  S Ways & Means  Das
SB 5279 (E2SHB 1277)  Housing/revenue source Providing for an additional revenue source for eviction prevention and housingstability services.  S Housing & Loca  Robinson
  SB 5282  Property value/emergency Concerning reduction in value of property as a result of government restrictions imposed in response to apublic health emergency.   S Ways & Means   Dhingra
 SB 5314 GMA/standing & science Concerning standing andscience under the growth management act. S Housing & Local  Short
  SSB 5333   Public works contracts/COVID Concerning void and unenforceable clauses in construction contracts related to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemicemergency proclamations.   S Rules X   Holy

 

 SB 5341  Local sales tax uses Increasing permissible uses ofexisting local sales tax authority.  S Rules X  Wilson
   SB 5343 (HB 1367)     Medicaid appropriations Revising 2019-2021 fiscal biennium appropriations of state and federal funding for previously implemented medicaid rates and other medicaid expenditures in the developmental disabilities and long-term care programs in response to the COVID-19pandemic.     S Ways & Means     Rolfes
SB 5344 (ESHB1368) Federal funding/COVID-19 Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through state actionssupported by federal funding.  S Ways & Means  Rolfes
SB 5351 Business interruptionclaims Concerning businessinterruption insurance claims. S Business, Fina Frockt
 SB 5359  Motor vehicle sales tax Dedicating the state sales taxon motor vehicles to transportation improvements.  S Ways & Means  Braun
 SB 5371  Sweetened beverage tax Funding public health services and health equity initiatives through a statewide sweetenedbeverage tax.  S Health & Long  Robinson
SB 5387(ESHB 1297) Working families tax exempt. Concerning working families tax exemption.  S Human Svcs, Re  Nguyen
 SSB 5390 (2SHB 1157)   Housing supply Increasing housing supply through the growth management act and housing density tax incentives for localgovernments.   S Ways & Means   Liias
 SB 5398  Small businesses/excise tax Providing small business excise tax relief to address thefinancial hardship caused by COVID-19.  S Ways & Means  Wellman
SB 5402 (ESHB1332) Property tax deferral/COVID Concerning property tax deferral during the COVID-19pandemic.  S Ways & Means  Mullet
 SB 5422  Excise tax/aerospace, etc. Concerning excise tax reform to preserve aerospace andother manufacturing jobs in Washington.  S Ways & Means  Braun
 SB 5426 (SHB 1406)  Wealth tax Improving the equity of Washington state's tax code by creating the Washington statewealth tax and taxing  S Ways & Means  Hunt

 

extraordinary financialintangible assets.
 SSB 5444 Electric vehicles/per mile Implementing a per milecharge on electric and hybrid vehicles.  S Rules X  Saldaña
SB 5446 (ESHB 1521) Warehousing & manuf. jobs Supporting warehousing and manufacturing job centers.  S Business, Fina  Das
SB 5448 Vehicle fee/tax payment plan Concerning payment plans for certain vehicle fees and taxes. S Rules X Nobles
 SB 5449  Motor vehicle sales tax Dedicating the state sales tax on motor vehicles totransportation improvements.  S Ways & Means  King
  SB 5451   Operating budget Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations and 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operatingappropriations.   S Ways & Means   Wilson
 SB 5463 (HB 1579)  Residential prop valuation Exempting a portion of the valuation of residentialproperty from property taxation.  S Ways & Means  Wilson
SB 5465 (SHB 1137) Road maintenance/planning Elevating road maintenance and preservation intransportation planning.  S Transportation  Padden
 SB 5466  Sales tax/transp. projects Concerning sales tax revenues of transportation projectsbeing used for transportation purposes.  S Ways & Means  Fortunato
 SB 5467  Highway projects/tax exempt. Concerning sales tax exemptions on highway projects supported by moneysfrom the motor vehicle fund.  S Ways & Means  Fortunato
SB 5473 (HB 1553) "Open safe, open now" plan Implementing the "open safe,open now" plan for reopening Washington.  S State Govt & E  Brown
   SB 5503   Long-term care products Studying the financial products available through the private market to replace the long-term services and supports trust program authorized in chapter 50B.04RCW.   S Health & Long T    Schoesler
 SB 5510 Transp. benefit district tax Concerning renewal of thesales and use tax for transportation benefit districts.  H 2nd Reading  King
SSB 5528 (HB 2062) RTA supplemental revenue Concerning the imposition of additive revenue sources H Passed 3rd Pedersen

 

within a regional transitauthority area.
  SB 5576   Eviction Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing technical changes to eviction notice and summons formsand modifying certain eviction processes and programs.   S Rules X   Kuderer
SB 5577 Public safety Concerning public safety. S Law & Justice Van De Wege
 SB 5611  Long-term care/veterans Providing an exemption to long-term care insurance for retired veterans and retirement eligible veterans.  S Health & Long T  Mullet
SB 5648 (ESHB1660) Accessory dwelling units Concerning accessory dwelling units.  S Housing & Loca  Liias
 2SSB 5649 Family and medical leave Modifying the Washingtonstate paid family and medical leave act.  H Passed 3rd  Robinson
SSB 5651 (SHB 1781) Capital budget, supplemental Concerning the capital budget. H Rules R Frockt
  E2SSB 5662   Right-of-way camping/housing Concerning intergovernmental coordination to address transitioning persons encamped on state publicrights-of-way to permanent housing solutions.   H Approps   Kuderer
 SSB 5670 (SHB 1782)  Middle housing near transit Creating additional middle housing near transit and in areas traditionally dedicated tosingle-family detached housing.   S Ways & Means   Das
 SB 5675  Permissible use of force Concerning permissible use of force by law enforcement and correctional officers.  S Law & Justice  Braun
   SB 5677    Law enf. serious misconduct Enhancing public trust and confidence in law enforcement and strengthening law enforcement accountability, by specifying required practices for complaints, investigations, discipline, and disciplinary appeals for seriousmisconduct.    S Law & Justice    Salomon
SB 5685 Urban growth area boundaries Concerning urban growth area boundaries. S Housing & Local Fortunato
ESSB 5689 (SHB 1786) Transportation budget, supp. Making supplemental transportation appropriations S Conf appt Liias

 

for the 2021-2023 fiscalbiennium.
ESSB 5693 (SHB 1816)  Operating budget, supp. Making 2021-2023 fiscalbiennium supplemental operating appropriations.  H Passed 3rd  Rolfes
SB 5696 (HB 1912) Capital gains tax/repeal Repealing the capital gains income tax. S Ways & Means Braun
 SB 5705 (EHB 1990)  SR 167 & I-405 taxdeferral Concerning a sales and use tax deferral for projects to improve the state route number 167 and Interstate 405corridor.   S Ways & Means   Kuderer
 SB 5707  Traffic safety cameras Extending additional uses for automated traffic safety cameras for traffic congestion reduction and increased safety.  H Transportation  Saldaña
SSB 5712 Local taxing districts Concerning the transparency of local taxing districts. S Rules X Hasegawa
 SB 5713 Limited equity coop. housing Providing a property tax exemption for limited equitycooperative housing.  H Passed 3rd  Das
 SB 5732  Green roofs Concerning green roofs onlarge commercial and multifamily buildings.  S Environment, E  Das
  SB 5737  Long-term care/pending exem. Suspending premium assessments for pending exemption applications for the long-term services andsupports trust program.  S Health & Long T   Wilson
 SB 5738 Vehicle licensing options Expanding vehicle licensing options to include quarterly or semiannual registrations.  S Transportation  Fortunato
 SB 5757 Multifamily properties/REET Adjusting the real estate excise tax rate for multifamily residential properties. S Housing & Local  Gildon
ESSB 5758 Condominium conversions Concerning condominium conversions. H Passed 3rd Gildon
 SB 5759  Housing tax credit program Increasing involvement of private housing developers in the nine percent low-incomehousing tax credit program.  S Housing & Local  Gildon
SSB 5770 (HB 1879) Convention economy grants Providing Washington state convention economy grants. S Ways & Means Mullet
  SSB 5818   Housing/SEPA & GMA Promoting housing construction in cities through amendments to and limiting appeals under the state environmental policy act andgrowth management act.   H Passed 3rd   Salomon

 

SB 5823 Local infra. projectareas Addressing local infrastructureproject areas. H 2nd Reading Das
 SSB 5828 (HB 2070)  Autonomous vehicles Implementing recommendations of the autonomous vehicle workgroup.  S Rules X  Nguyen
 ESB 5832  Multifamily unit conversion Expanding the multifamily tax exemption program to include converting existingmultifamily units.  H Finance  Das
E2SSB 5842 Climate change Concerning state laws that address climate change. H Passed 3rd Carlyle
 SSB 5867  Emerg. overnight shelters Concerning compassionate and effective strategies to address the homelessness crisis.  S Ways & Means  Fortunato
 SB 5876  Noise/essential services Concerning noise standards for providers of essentialservices.  S Environment, E  Short
SB 5893(HB 2071) Torts Concerning tortmodernization. S Law & Justice Padden
  SB 5926   Investment services/tax Concerning capital gains taxation of certain investment management services provided to a partnership or similarentity.   S Ways & Means   Robinson
  SB 5928   State energy code Increasing housing access and affordability by decreasing construction costs associated with the Washington state energy code for residentialbuildings.   S Environment, E   Van De Wege
SB 5932 Sales and use tax rate Reducing the state sales anduse tax rate. S Ways & Means Das
SB 5944(HB 2113) Org. retail theft taskforce Establishing an organizedretail theft task force. S Law & Justice King
 SB 5957 Manufacturing B&O tax rate Reducing the business andoccupation tax rate on manufacturing activities.  S Ways & Means  Mullet
 SB 5959  FML insurance solvency Concerning the financial stability and solvency of the family and medical leaveinsurance account.  S Ways & Means  Wilson
SB 5960(HB 1819) Property tax exemption Increasing the personalproperty tax exemption. S Ways & Means Hunt
SSB 5964 Local permit reviewprocess Concerning consolidated localpermit review processes. H Approps Mullet
SB 5965 Long-term caretrust/repeal Repealing the long-termservices and supports trust S Health & Long Braun

 

program authorized in chapter 50B.04 RCW, including the repeal of taxes to be paid by employees through payrolldeductions.
 SB 5970  Vehicle taxes & fees Limiting state and local taxes,fees, and other charges relating to vehicles.  S Transportation  Wagoner
  SB 5971  Comprehensive plan/GMA Concerning the comprehensive plan and implementation of the goals and requirements of thegrowth management act.   S Housing & Loca   Lovelett
ESSB 5974(SHB 2119) Transportationresources Addressing transportationresources. S Conf appt Liias
SSB 5975 (SHB 2118)  Additive transp. funding Concerning additivetransportation funding and appropriations.  S Conf appt  Liias
   SJR 8207    Revenue for highway purposes Amending the state Constitution so that state revenue collected from a road usage charge, vehicle miles traveled fee, or other similar type of comparable charge, must be used exclusively forhighway purposes.    S Transportation    Fortunato
  SJR 8208   Car purchase taxes Amending the state Constitution so that certain sales and use tax revenue collected from new and used car purchases are used forhighway purposes.   S Ways & Means   Fortunato
SJR 8213 (HJR 4208) Personal property taxation Concerning the taxation of personal property. S Ways & Means Hunt
 SCR 8402  Emergency orders extension Extending certain gubernatorial orders issued in response to the COVID-19 state of emergency.  S Filed Sec/St  Liias