Legislative Update: Week 13
***Important note for this week’s report: The status of bills in this report have been updated as of end of day, Saturday, April 10th. Because of the timing of when I do this report and that the legislature convened for floor action on Sunday, this report does not reflect any Sunday action***
Last week both chambers were focused mostly on floor action, working to pass bills sent over from the other chamber by opposite house floor cutoff on Sunday April 11th. All bills except those deemed necessary to implement the budget had to pass off the floor of the opposite chamber by 5pm that day or they are considered dead. The House and Senate convened for long hours of floor debate and voting each day and going late into the evening on several days. Both chambers also met on both Saturday and Sunday working up to the cutoff deadline.
With just two weeks left in session, the coming week will focus on the remaining business of session. Bills that were amended by the opposite house will be going back to the house of origin for concurrence, dispute, or conference. And bills not amended by the opposite house will go straight to the Governor for signature.
After opposite house policy cutoff, there were 401 bills still alive. Of these, 380 made it past opposite house fiscal cutoff (this does not count bills that have been deemed necessary to implement the budget (NTIB)). This means just 21 bills sent to a fiscal committee in the opposite house didn’t make it past the April 2nd fiscal cutoff.
- 2021: Around 1,130 bills introduced at this point in session
- 2019: Around 2,300 bills introduced
Opposite house policy cutoff:
- 2021: 401 passed house of origin floor cutoff
- 2019: 636 passed house of origin floor cutoff
Opposite house fiscal cutoff:
- 2021: 380 passed house of origin floor cutoff
- 2019: 566 passed house of origin floor cutoff
We will report on the number of bills that made it past the April 11th opposite house floor cutoff when the information is available.
In addition to floor action, the budget leads in each chamber will be convening to negotiate through the differences in the respective budget proposals as they work towards final operating, capital, and transportation budgets before the last day of session on Sunday, April 25th.
Click here to watch this week’s TVW Week in Review, which provides a good wrap-up of the past week in Olympia.
Primer on Timing for Bill Signings
As bills are delivered to the governor for consideration, the governor may decide to sign a bill, veto part of it, or veto all of it. Bills that are delivered to the governor more than five days before the legislature adjourns have five days to be acted on. 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.
It is important to note that the clock doesn’t start immediately when it passes the legislature; but rather the clock starts once the bill ‘hits the governor’s desk’. 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. Due to the virtual nature of session, bill signings will not be in-person this year. Instead, they can be viewed online at www.tvw.com
Paid Family Medical Leave
Rep. Berry introduced E2SHB 1073, which provides a pandemic leave assistance employee grant to certain employees who are unable to access their state paid family and medical leave benefits due to COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides a pandemic leave assistance employer grant to employers with fewer than 150 employees, who have an employee taking leave and receiving a grant under the act. Additionally, it stipulates that employers and employees receiving pandemic leave assistance grants are subject to the provisions of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Program. The Senate passed the bill on April 7th with a 29-20 vote count. Because the bill was amended by the Senate it will now go back to the House for concurrence, dispute, or conference.
Sen Robinson introduced ESSB 5097, which expands the definition of family member in the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program. It requires the Employment Security Department to collect and analyze data and submit reports to the Legislature with certain information relating to the PFML program and requires the general fund to cover additional leave expenses under certain circumstances. The House passed the bill on April 6th with a 55-42 vote count. Because the bill was amended by the House it will now go back to the Senate for concurrence, dispute, or conference.
Climate Change and the Environment
Climate Commitment Act
Sen Carlyle sponsored E2SSB 5126 on behalf of the Governor and it requires the Governor to establish a comprehensive program to implement the state’s commitment and convene a Climate Commitment task force. It established a cap and invest program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to be implemented by the Department of Ecology and directs distribution of auction revenues to clean transportation, natural climate resiliency, clean energy transition and assistance, and energy efficiency projects. This bill is a critical component in Sen. Hobbs’ transportation package and will be changing and in play till the end of session. After a lengthy floor debate, the Senate passed the bill on April 8th with a 25-24 vote count. Amendments adopted on the floor can be found under the amendment section on the bill page here. It is scheduled for a public hearing on April 14th in the House Environment & Energy committee.
Greenhouse gas emissions
Rep. Fitzgibbon introduced E3SHB 1091 on behalf of the Governor, which directs the Department of Ecology to establish a Clean Fuels program to limit the aggregate, overall greenhouse gas emissions per unit of transportation fuel energy to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028, and 20% below 2017 levels by 2035. The Senate amended and passed the bill on April 8th with a 27-20 vote count. Links to the amendments that were adopted on the floor can be found under the amendment section of the bill page here. Because the bill was amended by the Senate it will now go back to the House for concurrence, dispute, or conference.
Sen. Padden introduced ESSB 5024 and was amended by the House Civil Rights & Judiciary committee to specify that a qualified building enclosure inspector under the WA Condominium Act must be the architect or engineer of record or another person with substantial training and experience. It allows deposit funds for the purchase of a unit to be withdrawn from escrow and used for construction costs if a surety bond is maintained in favor of the purchaser in the amount of the deposit to be withdrawn. The bill passed the House with a 97-0 vote count. Because the bill was amended by the House it will now go back to the Senate for concurrence, dispute, or conference.
Just cause evictions
Rep Macri introduced ESHB 1236, which specifies exclusive causes for eviction, refusal to renew a tenancy, and termination of tenancy under the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RLTA) and clarifies penalties for inclusion of unlawful provisions in rental agreements. The Senate initially started debate on this bill April 5th, but after some confusion debate was paused and taken up on Thursday, April 8th. It passed with a 28-21 vote count after adopting a floor amendment. Because the bill was amended by the Senate it will now go back to the House for concurrence, dispute, or conference.
Sen Kuderer introduced E2SSB 5160, and it was amended by the House Housing, Human Services & Veterans committee. The bill requires landlords to offer tenants a repayment plan for unpaid rent that accrued between March 1, 2020, and 6 months following the expiration of the eviction moratorium or the end of the public
health emergency, whichever is greater, with monthly payments no more than 1/3 of the tenant’s monthly rent. It also provides that landlords may file reimbursement claims under the Landlord Mitigation Program for unpaid rent that accrued between March 1, 2020, and 6 months following the expiration of the eviction moratorium, when the tenant has voluntarily vacated or abandoned the tenancy or when the tenant defaults on a repayment plan. The House amended and passed the bill on April 8th with a 72-26 vote count. Links to the amendments that were adopted on the floor can be found under the amendment section of the bill page here. Because the bill was amended by the Senate it will now go back to the House for concurrence, dispute, or conference.
Multifamily tax exemption
Sen Das sponsored E2SSB 5287 and authorize a 12-year extension of existing 8-year and 12-year Multifamily Property Tax Exemptions (MFTEs) that are set to expire if they meet certain affordability requirements. It establishes a new 20-year property tax exemption for the creation of permanently affordable homes.
Additionally, it temporarily expands the definition of a city not otherwise eligible for the 12-year MFTE and the 20-year exemption for permanently affordable homes to include all cities until December 31, 2031. The bill was amended and passed off the House floor on April 10th with a 81 to 16 vote count. Links to the amendments that were adopted on the floor can be found under the amendment section of the bill page here. Because the bill was amended by the House it will now go back to the Senate for concurrence, dispute, or conference.
Revenue source for eviction prevention
Rep Ormsby introduced E2SHB 1277, which creates an additional $100 surcharge on recorded documents to fund an eviction prevention rental assistance program, landlord mitigation program, and for the operations, maintenance, and service costs for permanent supportive housing. It creates the eviction prevention rental assistance program in the Department of Commerce. It was heard on April 5th by the Senate Ways & Means committee. The bill was scheduled for executive session on April 10th but no action was taken. It has been rescheduled for executive session on April 12th. The bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar.
Sen Mullet sponsored SB 5312 and it authorized the use of appropriations to the Growth Management Planning and Environmental Review Fund to fund grants to cities to pay for certain planning related costs related to transit-orientated development, including subarea plans and environmental impact statements. It requires the Department of Commerce to prioritize applications for grants to facilitate transit-oriented development to maximize certain specified objectives in the area covered by the grant proposal. Additionally, it changes the date, from April 1, 2021, to April 1, 2025, by which cities must take certain actions related to increasing housing supply in order to be eligible to apply to the Department of Commerce for planning grants. The bill has been placed on second reading and awaits further action by the House.
Emergency shelters and housing through local planning and development regulations
Rep Peterson sponsored E2SHB 1220 and it updates the housing goals of the GMA to include planning for and accommodating affordable housing. It requires jurisdiction to address moderate, low, very low, and extremely low-income housing, and racially disparate impacts in the housing element of the comprehensive plan.
Additionally, it requires the Department of Commerce to provide the inventory and analysis of existing and projected housing needs required in the housing element of the comprehensive plan. The bill was amended and passed off the Senate floor on April 10th with a 25 to 24 vote count. Links to the amendments that were adopted on the floor can be found under the amendment section of the bill page here. Because the bill was amended by the Senate it will now go back to the House for concurrence, dispute, or conference.
Planning under the GMA
Rep Duerr sponsored ESHB 1241 and it increases the review and revision cycle for comprehensive plans and Shoreline Master Plan from 8 to 10 years. It requires counties and cities to submit an implementation progress report with certain required information to the Department of Commerce 5 years after reviewing and revising a comprehensive plan. Additionally, it requires counites, cities, and other local governments to consult with federally recognized tribes during the planning process under the GMA upon receipt of notice from the tribes.. It has been placed on second reading and awaits further action by the Senate.
Salmon recovery through revisions to the comprehensive plans
Rep Lekanoff introduced E2SHB 1117, and it adds a goal of salmon recovery to the listed goals of the of the Growth Management Act. It requires the land use element of the comprehensive plan to include a strategy that achieves net ecological gain of salmon habitat and stipulates that compliance by local governments is contingent on state funding and takes effect two years after the state funding has been appropriated.
Additionally, capital facilities element and transportation element of comprehensive plan must include a schedule for the elimination of all identified fish passage barriers. The Department of Fish and Wildlife must also adopt rules to establish criteria for net ecological gain and consistency with applicable regional salmon recovery plans. It has been placed on second reading and awaits further action by the Senate.
Sen. Robinson introduced SSB 5096, which applies a 7% tax to profits from the sale of stocks and bonds, personal property and the sale of a business but only if those profits are in excess of $250,000 for both individuals and those who file jointly. The bill exempts all real estate, retirement assets, assets condemned by the government, livestock, timber, timberlands, goodwill received from the sale of an auto dealership, and certain depreciable property used in a trade or business. The proceeds from the tax must be distributed as follows, the first $350 million each year going into the Education Legacy Trust Account, the next $100 million into the general fund, and the remainder into a newly created taxpayer fairness account. The bill was heard on March 15th in the House Finance committee. Revenue from the proposal was accounted for into both the House and Senate operating budget proposals.
Rep Senn sponsored a similar bill, HB 1496, and it imposes a 7% capital gains tax on the sale of real property and 9.9% rate on the sale of corporate stocks, bonds, and other high-end financial assets to fund the expansion and affordability of childcare. The bill exempts the first $200,000 in profit for single taxpayers and $400,000 for joint filers. It also exempts primary residences sold for $5 million or less; retirement accounts, including IRA and 401K retirement plans; livestock; and the sale of agricultural land and timber. Qualifying family-owned businesses grossing under $10 million annually are also exempt. The capital gains tax proposal also includes a credit for taxes paid through the Real Estate Excise Tax. For the first two years, 50% of the revenue is directed to the Fair Start for Kids Account created under HB 1213 and the balance goes to the State General Fund. After two years, the amount going to the Fair Start for Kids Account increases to 60%. The bill was heard on February 11th in the House Finance committee. This bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar. This proposed new revenue source was not accounted for in either proposed budget.
Sen. Robinson introduced SB 5149, which would impose a tax on health insurance plans in Washington. Revenue collected under this proposal is deposited in the foundational public health services account. The bill is at the request of the Governor. SB 5149 was heard on January 27th, amended and passed by the Senate Health & Long-Term Care committee on February 12th. A summary of the changes to the amended bill can be found here. Among the changes made, the amendment set a maximum per member per month rate and total assessment to be collected for each fiscal year starting at $1.54 in fiscal year 2022 and increasing each year to $3.07 for fiscal year 2026 and beyond. It also removes limited health care services plans from the definition of covered lives. The bill has been referred to the Senate Ways & Means committee for further consideration.
This bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar. This proposed new revenue source was not accounted for in either proposed budget.
Rep Orwall sponsored HB 1465 and it changes the Washington estate tax, including increasing the exclusion amount, changing deductions, and making changes to the rates and rate structure. It creates the Equity in Housing Account to be funded by 10% of the estate tax revenues and can only be used to address homelessness, including foreclosure prevention, rental assistance, outreach engagement services, housing services, and behavioral health. The bill was heard on February 9th in the House Finance committee. This bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar. This proposed new revenue source was not accounted for in either proposed budget.
Sugary Beverage Tax
Sen Robinson introduced SB 5371, which provides funding for public health services and health equity initiatives through a statewide sweetened beverage tax. The bill imposes a tax on sugar sweetened beverages of $0.175 per fluid ounce, and then annually is adjusted to reflect the yearly increase of the consumer price index. Of the revenue collected, 60% must be deposited into a health equity account, and the remaining 40% must be deposited into the foundational public health services account. The bill establishes a community advisory board to make recommendations on the disbursement of funds in the health equity account. It had a public hearing on February 22nd in the Senate Ways & Means committee. This bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar. This proposed new revenue source was not accounted for in either proposed budget.
Rep Frame and Sen Hunt introduced SHB 1406/SB 5426, imposes a 1% wealth tax on intangible financial assets over $1 billion and directs revenues from the wealth tax to be deposited into the general fund. HB 1406 bill was amended and passed by the House Finance committee on March 31st. A summary of the changes made to the bill can be found here. It has been referred to the House Appropriations committee for further consideration. SB 5426 has not yet been scheduled for a hearing. Both bills are considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar. This proposed new revenue source was not accounted for in either proposed budget.
The House and Senate released their 2021-2023 biennium and 2019-2021 supplemental transportation budgets on Monday. The pandemic continues to negatively impact transportation revenues and challenge infrastructure funding.
The House proposals for the second supplemental transportation budget for the 2019-21 biennium and the new transportation budget for the 2021-23 fiscal biennium provide spending authority of $9.447 billion and $10.933 billion. The recent enactment of the federal American Rescue Plan, along with earlier federal relief packages, will provide over $1 billion to the state for transportation purposes. A portion of the funds will be used to backfill accounts that supported services affected by COVID-19 pandemic-related revenue losses, a portion will be used to address ferry operating needs, and a portion of the funding will be used to address fish passage barrier removals
The 2021-23 biennial transportation budget focuses on a couple of new and emerging areas of emphasis.
- Diversity and equity: WSDOT office of equal opportunity is provided $6 million for efforts to increase diversity in the transportation construction workforce through the pre-apprenticeship support services The Joint Transportation Committee is directed to conduct a study on the impacts of current and historical city transportation investments on communities of color, low-income households, vulnerable populations, and displaced communities.
- Electrification and green transportation: $152.5 million is provided to continue work on the state’s first hybrid electric Olympic Class vessel, with construction in spring 2022. It also expands previous electric vehicle charging infrastructure and green transportation
The Senate proposals for the second supplemental transportation budget for the 2019-21 biennium and the new transportation budget for the 2021-23 fiscal biennium provide spending authority of $9 billion and $11.7 billion. Federal recovery and relief bills recently passed provide new resources to the transportation budget to help offset some of the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. These include:
- $1.0billion from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, of which $600 million is being used to partially backfill revenue losses from the pandemic and $400 million is being used for water infrastructure investments to remove fish
- $142.9 million in Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act funds are used to help fund the removal of fish barriers in order to make progress on complying with the court injunction by 2030.
- $124 million in Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act funds are deposited into the Puget Sound Ferry Operations account to offset a shortfall of ferry fare revenue, eliminating the need to transfer funds from other state accounts to support this
The Senate passed the Senate transportation proposal (SB 5165) on March 29th with unanimous support, and the House passed their proposal on April 2nd. The chairs of the House and Senate transportation committees will meet and negotiate the differences in both transportation budget before passing a final transportation budget before the end of session.
Extending the issuance period of driver licenses and identicards
Rep Ramel sponsored SHB 1207 and it extends the renewal cycle for standard and enhanced driver’s licenses, standard and enhanced identicards, commercial driver’s licenses, and motorcycle endorsements from 6 years to 8 years and adjusts the associated fees to reflect the new terms while allowing an option for a 6-year renewal term. It allows online issuance and renewal of non-photo driver’s instruction permits and requires remote photo capture at driver’s license and identicard online renewal beginning January 2023. The Senate unanimously passed the bill on April 6th. Because the bill was amended by the Senate it will now go back to the House for concurrence, dispute, or conference.
Rep Fitzgibbon introduced SHB 1301 and it allows Sound Transit to establish an alternative fare enforcement system, which allows for the issuance of notices of violation, the resolution of notices of violation, and appeals. It also limits the fines associated with notices of violation to the same maximum amount allowed for civil infractions. The Senate passed the bill on April 7th with a 44-5 vote count. Because it was not amended by the Senate it will now go to the Governor for signature.
Limiting bonding toll revenues on certain state highway facilities
Sen King sponsored SB 5232 and it repeals toll bond authorizations for I-405/SR 167 express toll lanes and the Puget Sound Gateway facility. It also requires toll facility proposals to consider a policy guideline to pledge toll revenue for debt financing only when the revenue is generated from toll bridges. The bill was amended and passed by the Senate on March 29th with a 48-1 vote count. It was amended to prohibit tolling revenue bonds being sold for either facility until January 1, 2023 and prohibits bonds being sold until quarterly toll revenues have returned to $8.5 million of the Treasurer determines toll revenues can meet financial obligations. The bill was heard on April 2nd in the House Transportation committee. This bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar.
Sen Hobbs released new details on his “Forward Washington” transportation investments proposal (SB 5481, SB 5482, SB 5483) on April 6th. The investment proposal allocates $17.8 billion over 16 years and the details on the proposal can be found below. A hearing on the proposal is scheduled in the Senate Transportation committee for April 12th.
- Balance Sheet: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2021/stBalanceSheet040821.pdf
- Revenue Summary: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2021/stRevenueSummary040821.pdf
- Project List: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2021/stLEAPTransportationDocumentNL-1- pdf
Rep. Fey released details on his “Miles Ahead Washington” transportation investment proposal (HB 1564) on March 31st and was heard on April 1st. The investment proposal allocates $22 billion over 16 years and the details on the proposal can be found here:
- Spending bill: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2021/htNewLawBillH-1461.2-033121.pdf
- Investment details: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2021/htLEAPdoc2021- 1NewLawsSpendingPlan-033121.pdf
- Project list: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2021/htLEAPdoc2021-2NewLawProjectList- pdf
The coming week we will see bills amended in the opposite house going back to their house of origin for concurrence, dispute, or conference. Bills that weren’t amended by the opposite house will go through the paperwork steps and then will be sent to the governor for signature. Behind-the-scenes work will also take place with budget writers working on negotiations for a final budget.
- April 11th - Opposite House Floor Cutoff
- April 25th - Sine Die
Bellevue Chamber Bill Status Report
|Bill #||Abbrev. Title||Short Description||Status||Sponsor|
|E2SHB 1073||Paid leave coverage||Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave program.||S Passed 3rd||Berry|
|E3SHB 1091 (SB5231)||Transportation fuel/carbon||Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.||S Passed 3rd||Fitzgibbon|
|HB 1093(SB 5091)||Operating budget, 2ndsupp.||Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium secondsupplemental operating appropriations.||H Approps||Ormsby|
|SHB 1094(ESSB 5092)||Operating budget||Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.||H Rules R||Ormsby|
|SHB 1095||Emergency assistance/tax||Concerning the taxation of governmental financial assistance programs addressing the impacts of conditions giving rise to a gubernatorial or presidential emergency proclamation by creating state business and occupation tax and state public utility tax exemptions, a sales and use tax exemption for the receipt of such financial assistance, and clarifying the sales and use taxobligations for goods and services purchased by recipients of such financial assistance.||C 4 L 21||Walen|
|ESHB 1097 (SB 5090)||Worker protections||Increasing worker protections.||S Passed 3rd||Sells|
|HB 1098 (ESSB5061)||Unemployment insurance||Concerning unemployment insurance.||H Labor & Workpl||Sells|
|SHB 1135 (SSB 5165)||Transp. budget 2021-2023||Making transportation appropriations for the 2021- 2023 fiscal biennium.||H Rules R||Fey|
|HB 1136 (SB 5166)||Supp. transportation budget||Making 2019-2021 supplemental transportation appropriations.||H Transportation||Fey|
|SHB 1137 (SB 5465)||Road maintenance/planning||Elevating road maintenance and preservation in transportation planning.||S Passed 3rd||McCaslin|
|SHB 1151||Public assistance||Bolstering economic recovery.||Del to Gov||Leavitt|
|2SHB 1157 (SSB 5390)||Housing supply||Increasing housing supply through the growth management act and housing density tax incentives for local governments.||S Ways & Means||Bateman|
|HB 1188||B&O tax payment deferral||Providing a business and occupation tax payment deferral to address the economic impacts of theCOVID-19 pandemic on businesses in the state.||H Finance||MacEwen|
|ESHB 1189(2SSB 5211)||Tax increment financing||Authorizing tax increment financing for local governments.||S Passed 3rd||Duerr|
|SHB 1204 (SB 5256)||Transp. electrification||Concerning the electrification of transportation.||H Rules R||Macri|
|HB 1228||Landlord- tenant/COVID-19||Addressing residential landlord-tenant requirements in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.||H Hous, Human Sv||Barkis|
|ESHB 1232||GMA/affordable housing plans||Planning for affordable housing under the growth management act.||S Rules 2||Barkis|
|ESHB 1241||Growth management act plans||Planning under the growth management act.||S 2nd Reading||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 transportation purposes with at least 70 percent being deposited into themotor vehicle fund.||H Approps||Orcutt|
|E2SHB 1277 (SB5279)||Housing/revenue source||Providing for an additional revenue source for eviction prevention and housing stability services.||S Ways & Means||Ormsby|
|HB 1300||Landlord damage claims||Addressing documentation and processes governing landlords' claims for damage to residential premises.||H Rules R||Thai|
|HB 1319||Washington recovery rebate||Creating a Washington recovery rebate by temporarily expanding the working families' taxexemption.||H Finance||Corry|
|HB 1321(SB 5114)||Reopening/public health||Concerning safely reopening Washington.||H HC/Wellness||MacEwen|
|ESHB 1332(SB 5402)||Property taxdeferral/COVID||Concerning property tax deferral during theCOVID-19 pandemic.||S Passed 3rd||Sullivan|
|HB 1334||Appropriations/COVID-19||Making appropriations to revive our economy andaccelerate 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 trustfund and making clarifying changes.||H Labor & Workpl||Hoff|
|HB 1350||Limited equity coop.housing||Providing a property tax exemption for limitedequity cooperative 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 ofbudget writers when part two of the state school levy was enacted.||H Finance||Orcutt|
|HB 1367 (SB 5343)||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 inresponse to the COVID-19 pandemic.||C 5 L 21||Ormsby|
|ESHB 1368(SB 5344)||Federalfunding/COVID-19||Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic throughstate actions supported by federal funding.||C 3 L 21||Ormsby|
|HB 1371||State property tax levies||Eliminating the state property tax levies over fouryears.||H Finance||Sutherland|
|HB 1388||Motor vehicle sales||Concerning motor vehicle sales.||H ConsPro&Bus||Kloba|
|HB 1389||Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing||Concerning transportation.||H ConsPro&Bus||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 financial intangibleassets.||H Approps||Frame|
|HB 1433||Personal data rights charter||Creating a charter of people's personal data rights.||H Civil R & Judi||Kloba|
|HB 1436||Regulations/health crises||Encouraging economic recovery by reducing regulatory burdens during declared public health crises.||H State Govt & T||Walsh|
|HB 1441||Prospective tenants/COVID-19||Prohibiting discrimination against prospective tenants for unpaid rent or eviction during theCOVID-19 pandemic.||H Rules C||Morgan|
|2SHB 1460||Telecommunications access||Closing the digital divide by establishing excise taxes on telecommunications services to fund theexpansion of the universal service programs in Washington.||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 homeownershipand homelessness.||H Finance||Orwall|
|EHB 1482||Common interest/foreclosure||Addressing foreclosure protections for homeowners in common interest communities.||S Passed 3rd||Walsh|
|SHB 1492 (SSB 5425)||Unempl. extended benefits||Concerning extended benefits in the unemployment insurance system.||S Labor, Comm & T||Sells|
|SHB 1494||Antidisplacement/prop. tax||Providing housing safety, security, and protection for Washington families by creating the antidisplacement property 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 andextraordinary profits of high valued assets.||H Finance||Senn|
|HB 1503||Alt. fuel vehicle tax ex.||Establishing an alternative fuel vehicle retail salesand use tax exemption for lower-income individuals.||H Transportation||Wylie|
|HB 1511||Surplus property/housing||Defining affordable housing for purposes of using surplus public property for public benefit.||H Hous, Human Sv||Bergquist|
|HB 1513||Carbon emissions||Improving environmental health by reducing carbon emissions through increasing climate resilience and mitigating the effects of climate change by levying a carbon pollution tax, authorizing a climate finance bond program, andinvesting in clean economic growth.||H Env & Energy||Lekanoff|
|ESHB 1515||Security deposit waiver fees||Concerning security deposit waiver fees.||S Housing & Local||Peterson|
|ESHB 1521 (SB 5446)||Warehousing & manuf. jobs||Supporting warehousing and manufacturing job centers.||S Pres Signed||Entenman|
|HB 1522||Engineering services/B&O tax||Lowering the cost of state-funded transportationprojects by eliminating business and occupation tax pyramiding on engineering services.||H Finance||Barkis|
|HB 1523||Transp. benefit district tax||Concerning renewal of the sales and use tax for transportation benefit districts.||H Rules C||Wylie|
|ESHB 1529||Toll revenues/debt service||Modifying requirements in order to pay for debt service obligations when toll revenues are not sufficient to cover legal obligations.||S Passed 3rd||Barkis|
|HB 1534||Carbon pollution tax||Establishing a carbon pollution tax that recognizes the nature of energy-intensive, trade-exposedindustries.||H Env & Energy||Shewmake|
|HB 1535||Necessities/sales & usetax||Exempting family and household necessities fromthe sales and use tax.||H Finance||Stokesbary|
|HB 1546||Multiuse roadwaysafety acct||Concerning allowable uses for the multiuseroadway safety account.||S Transportation||Eslick|
|HB 1553(SB 5473)||"Open safe, open now"plan||Implementing the "open safe, open now" plan forreopening Washington.||H State Govt & T||MacEwen|
|HJR 4204||Residential ex./property tax||Concerning a constitutional amendment providingfor a residential real property exemption from property taxes levied for state purposes.||H Approps||Harris- Talley|
|ESSB 5061 (HB 1098)||Unemployment insurance||Concerning unemployment insurance.||C 2 L 21||Keiser|
|2SSB 5062||Data||Concerning the management, oversight, and use of data.||H 2nd Reading||Carlyle|
|SB 5090 (ESHB 1097)||Worker protections||Increasing worker protections.||S Labor, Comm &||Keiser|
|SB 5091 (HB 1093)||Operating budget, 2nd supp.||Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.||S Ways & Means||Rolfes|
|ESSB 5092 (SHB 1094)||Operating budget||Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.||H Passed 3rd||Rolfes|
|ESSB 5096||Capital gains tax||Concerning an excise tax on gains from the sale or exchange of certain capital assets.||H Finance||Robinson|
|ESSB 5097||Paid leave coverage||Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave program.||H Passed 3rd||Robinson|
|SB 5114 (HB 1321)||Reopening/public health||Concerning safely reopening Washington.||S State Govt & E||Braun|
|ESSB 5115||Health emergency/labor||Establishing health emergency labor standards.||H Passed 3rd||Keiser|
|E2SSB5126||Climate commitmentact||Concerning the Washington climate commitmentact.||H Env & Energy||Carlyle|
|SSB 5130||Personnel files &discipline||Concerning employee's rights concerningpersonnel files and disciplinary actions.||S Rules X||Kuderer|
|SB 5138||Financial instit./B&O tax||Eliminating a business and occupation taxdeduction for financial institutions to fund affordable housing.||S Business, Fina||Kuderer|
|SB 5139||Rent increases, limiting||Limiting rent increases after expiration of the governor's eviction moratorium.||S Housing & Loca||Das|
|E2SSB 5141||Env. justice task force recs||Implementing the recommendations of the environmental justice task force.||H Passed 3rd||SaldaÃ±a|
|SSB 5152||Vehicle and driver data||Enhancing data stewardship and privacy protections for vehicle and driver data.||H Spkr Signed||Nguyen|
|SB 5156||Budget stabilization approps||Making expenditures from the budget stabilization account to address issues of homelessness, home||S Ways & Means||Rolfes|
|security, and economic impacts of the COVID-19pandemic on small businesses.|
|E2SSB 5160||Landlord-tenant relations||Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing certain tenant protections during and after public health emergencies, providing for legal representation in eviction cases, and authorizinglandlord access to state rental assistance programs.||H Passed 3rd||Kuderer|
|SB 5162||Unanticipated revenue||Concerning unanticipated revenue.||S Ways & Means||Rolfes|
|SSB 5165 (SHB 1135)||Transp. budget 2021-2023||Making transportation appropriations for the 2021- 2023 fiscal biennium.||H Passed 3rd||Hobbs|
|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|
|2SSB 5214||Economic assistance programs||Concerning economic assistance programs.||H Passed 3rd||Nguyen|
|SB 5223||Motor vehicles sales tax use||Dedicating the sales tax on motor vehicles to highway uses.||S Ways & Means||Fortunato|
|SB 5231 (E3SHB1091)||Transportation fuel/carbon||Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.||S Environment, E||Stanford|
|ESB 5232||Toll revenue bonding||Limiting bonding toll revenues on certain statehighway facilities.||H Transportation||King|
|ESSB 5235||Housing options &limits||Increasing housing unit inventory by removingarbitrary limits on housing options.||H Passed 3rd||Liias|
|SB 5238||Creative economy workgroup||Creating a Washington state creative economywork group.||S Business, Fina||Hasegawa|
|SB 5243||Engineered planapproval||Creating efficiency in housing by streamliningapproval of engineered plans.||S Housing & Loca||Gildon|
|ESSB 5251||Tax and revenue laws||Modifying tax and revenue laws in a manner that is not estimated to affect state or local tax collections, by easing compliance burdens for taxpayers, clarifying ambiguities, making technical corrections, and providing administrativeefficiencies.||S Pres Signed||Schoesler|
|SB 5256(SHB 1204)||Transp. electrification||Concerning the electrification of transportation.||S Environment, E||Liias|
|SSB 5269||Increased building capacity||Including the value of increased residentialbuilding capacity 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 housing stability services.||S Housing & Loca||Robinson|
|SB 5282||Property value/emergency||Concerning reduction in value of property as a result of government restrictions imposed inresponse to a public health emergency.||S Ways & Means||Dhingra|
|E2SSB5287||Afford. housingincentives||Concerning affordable housing incentives.||H Passed 3rd||Das|
|SB 5314||GMA/standing &science||Concerning standing and science under the growthmanagement act.||S Housing & Local||Short|
|SSB 5333||Public workscontracts/COVID||Concerning void and unenforceable clauses inconstruction contracts related to delays caused by||S Rules X||Holy|
|the COVID-19 pandemic emergencyproclamations.|
|SB 5341||Local sales tax uses||Increasing permissible uses of existing local salestax authority.||H Finance||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 developmentaldisabilities and long-term care programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.||S Ways & Means||Rolfes|
|SB 5344 (ESHB 1368)||Federal funding/COVID-19||Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through state actions supported by federal funding.||S Ways & Means||Rolfes|
|SB 5351||Business interruption claims||Concerning business interruption insurance claims.||S Business, Fina||Frockt|
|SB 5359||Motor vehicle sales tax||Dedicating the state sales tax on 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 sweetened beverage tax.||S Health & Long||Robinson|
|SSB 5381||Fish passage project permits||Addressing fish passage project permit streamlining.||H Passed 3rd||Hobbs|
|SB 5387 (ESHB1297)||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 growthmanagement act and housing density tax incentives for local governments.||S Ways & Means||Liias|
|SB 5398||Small businesses/excise tax||Providing small business excise tax relief to address the financial hardship caused by COVID- 19.||S Ways & Means||Wellman|
|SB 5402 (ESHB1332)||Property tax deferral/COVID||Concerning property tax deferral during the COVID-19 pandemic.||S Ways & Means||Mullet|
|SB 5422||Excise tax/aerospace, etc.||Concerning excise tax reform to preserveaerospace and other manufacturing jobs in Washington.||S Ways & Means||Braun|
|SSB 5425 (SHB 1492)||Unempl. extended benefits||Concerning extended benefits in the unemployment insurance system.||H Spkr Signed||Stanford|
|SB 5426 (SHB 1406)||Wealth tax||Improving the equity of Washington state's tax code by creating the Washington state wealth tax and taxing extraordinary financial intangible assets.||S Ways & Means||Hunt|
|SSB 5444||Electric vehicles/per mile||Implementing a per mile charge on electric and hybrid vehicles.||S Rules 2||SaldaÃ±a|
|SB 5446 (ESHB1521)||Warehousing & manuf. jobs||Supporting warehousing and manufacturing job centers.||S Business, Fina||Das|
|SB 5448||Vehicle fee/tax paymentplan||Concerning payment plans for certain vehicle feesand 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 operatingappropriations and 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.||S Ways & Means||Wilson|
|SSB 5460||Autonomous vehicles||Implementing recommendations of the autonomous vehicle work group.||H 2nd Reading||Nguyen|
|SB 5463||Residential prop valuation||Exempting a portion of the valuation of residential property from property taxation.||S Ways & Means||Wilson|
|SB 5465 (SHB 1137)||Road maintenance/planning||Elevating road maintenance and preservation in transportation planning.||S Transportation||Padden|
|SB 5466||Sales tax/transp. projects||Concerning sales tax revenues of transportation projects being used for transportation purposes.||S Ways & Means||Fortunato|
|SB 5467||Highway projects/tax exempt.||Concerning sales tax exemptions on highway projects supported by moneys from the motorvehicle 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|
|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 for highway purposes.||S Ways & Means||Fortunato|
|SCR 8402||Emergency orders extension||Extending certain gubernatorial orders issued in response to the COVID-19 state of emergency.||H Spkr Signed||Liias|