Bill # Abbrev. Title Updated Status Position Priority Sponsor Categories Comments
HB 1004 Bridge jumping signs 2/6/23 H TRDP Abbarno Public Health for LSC WSAC,Safety
HB 1005 Military/employer tax incen. 1/9/23 H Finance Neutral Monitoring Abbarno Veterans
HB 1008 Plan 2 members/insurance 2/6/23 H Passed 3rd Concerns Monitoring Bronoske Labor/Pensions
2SHB 1010 Shellfish sanitary control 2/2/23 H APPDP2S Support Low Chapman Public Health for LSC WSAC Support bill - for LHJs with shellfish programs or are involved with state shellfish programs, there is interest to be involved in potential rulemaking.
HB 1011 Long-term care/repeal 1/9/23 H HC/Wellness Neutral Monitoring Abbarno County Government Repeals the state's sponsored long-term care insurance program that is paid through a payroll tax.
HB 1012 Extreme weather events 1/17/23 H Approps Support Medium Leavitt Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Public Health for LSC WSAC Requires the Military Department to develop and implement an extreme weather response grant program for the purpose of assisting with the costs of responding to community needs during periods of extremely hot or cold weather or severe poor air quality due to wildfire smoke.
SHB 1013 Regional apprenticeship prgs 1/30/23 H Approps Maycumber Public Works Contracting & Procurement
HB 1022 Support & services levies 1/24/23 H Finance Support High Chapman Behavioral Health,Developmental Disabilities,Human Services,Veterans
HB 1024 Incarcerated persons/labor 1/20/23 H Approps Concerns High Simmons Public Safety
HB 1025 Police/private actions 1/9/23 H Civil R & Judi Thai Liability/Risk Pool,Public Safety
SHB 1026 Local gov. design review 1/24/23 H 2nd Reading Neutral Low Walen Land Use Limits design review for housing development permits to an administrative design review to determine compliance with applicable design standards. Housing development permits are defined to include anything from a single family home to multifamily to group homes to foster care facilities. "Design Review" is also removed from the list of reasons for a public meeting under the definition of "public meeting" in RCW 36.70B.020. We may have some concerns regarding the term "housing development permit" as that typically refers to a subdivision application. "Housing construction permit" may be a better term.
SHB 1028 Crime victims & witnesses 1/23/23 H Approps Orwall Public Safety
SHB 1033 Compostable product usage 1/30/23 H Rules R Support Medium Walen Solid Waste Management Creates an advisory committee, managed by a third-party facilitator, to make recommendations to the legislature on the development of standards for the management of compostable products. Considerations must include statewide goals for managing organic materials, type of compostable products sold and distributed in the state, consumer confusion about what is a contaminant, etc. One representative of counties is included on the advisory committee.
SHB 1037 Family burial grounds 2/3/23 H 2nd ReadSCal Concerns Medium Walsh Land Use The bill authorizes family burial grounds to be designated on private property for the disposition of the human remains of people who are related to each other by birth, marriage, or adoption. Counties are authorized to enact ordinances regulating or prohibiting the establishment of family burial grounds.
HB 1040 Aviation & aerospace cmte. 1/10/23 H Innov, Comm & Neutral Medium Dent Land Use Requires the creation of an airport and aerospace advisory committee to advise WSDOT on matter related in WA State. Items for consideration include capital budget requests and strategies to enhance the safe and effective use of public use airports and aerospace facilities. The committee would require the appointment of two county commissioners, one from the west and one from the east, by the Director.
SHB 1042 Use of existing buildings 2/3/23 H 2nd Reading Neutral Monitoring Walen Land Use As written, this bill only applies to cities. It prohibits cities from imposing a restriction on housing unit density that prevents the addition of housing units constructed entirely within an existing building envelope in a building located in a zone that permits multifamily housing, not withstanding health and life safety requirements. It also prohibits other regulations like parking requirements, design, code upgrades, nonconformity with land use standards, or transportation concurrency.
HB 1046 Housing dev. income limits 1/27/23 S Housing Walen Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SHB 1048 Voting rights act 1/24/23 H Rules R Concerns High Mena County Government,Elections/Voting
HB 1049 County district boundaries 2/3/23 S Loc Gov, Land U Neutral Monitoring Doglio County Government,General Government
HB 1050 Apprenticeship utilization 1/9/23 H Cap Budget Riccelli Public Works Contracting & Procurement
HB 1052 Nonprofit housing/tax ex. 1/9/23 H Finance Ramel Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1053 Vehicular pursuits 1/10/23 H Community Safe Neutral Monitoring Robertson Public Safety
HB 1055 Pub safety telecommunicators 1/9/23 H Approps Concerns Monitoring Stokesbary Labor/Pensions
HB 1057 PERS/TRS 1 benefit increase 1/9/23 H Approps Stokesbary County Government,Labor/Pensions Authorizes a 1.5% increase for PERS 1 retirees. Also requires consideration of an ongoing, permanent cost of living adjustment.
HB 1058 Commercial driver's licenses 2/3/23 H 2nd ReadSCal Paul Other
SHB 1059 Sexual exploitation/minors 1/23/23 H Rules R Neutral Monitoring Walen Public Safety
HB 1062 Law enf. officers/deception 1/10/23 H Community Safe Neutral Monitoring Peterson Public Safety
HB 1063 Motorcycles on laned roads 1/9/23 H Transportation Corry Safety
SHB 1069 Mental health counselor comp 2/6/23 H Passed 3rd Support Low Leavitt Public Health for LSC WSAC The Compact allows a professional counselor residing in the counselor's home state to practice professional counseling in a remote state. "Licensed professional counselor" is defined as an individual licensed to independently assess, diagnose, and treat behavioral health conditions.
HB 1072 Motor vehicle length 1/9/23 H Transportation Klicker Safety
HB 1076 Salmon voluntary stewardship 1/9/23 H Env & Energy Neutral Monitoring Klicker Salmon and Riparian The bill adds salmon recovery as an allowed additional element for comprehensive plans under the GMA. It also adds a new section to the GMA detailing certain requirements for a voluntary salmon recovery element of a comp plan including: 1. A work plan designed to result in habitat improvement, approved by WDFW, after submission to newly created salmon recovery technical panel for review and recommendation. Two county government representatives nominated by WSAC are included on the technical panel. The work plan must include benchmarks and monitoring. It also requires a 5-year check in to see if the benchmarks are reached. If not, the plan must be altered and then re-approved. If the county does not propose a satisfactory modification to the plan or is otherwise unable to meet the plans benchmarks, the county is required to take actions to protect salmon habitat that is satisfactory to WDFW. Counties and state agencies are required to receive adequate funding for the program and there is a requirement for ongoing review of that funding. However, there doesn't appear to be any funding guaranteed or established in the bill.
SHB 1077 Courthouse facility dogs 1/17/23 H Rules R Neutral Monitoring Thai Public Safety
SHB 1080 Body worn cameras 1/31/23 H Rules R Neutral Medium Taylor Public Safety
HB 1081 Derelict vessel appeals 1/9/23 H Ag&Nr Simmons Other
HB 1083 Cannabis retailer payments 1/12/23 H Reg Subst & Ga Neutral Monitoring Robertson Public Safety
HB 1084 Freight mobility priority 1/9/23 H Transportation High Fey Other
SHB 1085 Plastic pollution 1/30/23 H Approps Mena Solid Waste Management The bill requires that whenever a drinking fountain is required under the building code, that a bottle filling station must also be required for each drinking fountain required. Beginning 7/1/2024, selling, distributing, installing, or arranging for the installation of the overwater structures contain expanded or extruded plastic foam or block or floats for use in overwater structures in WA state is prohibited. Beginning 1/1/2025 or 1/1/2026 depending on the size of the establishment, lodging facilities are prohibited from providing health and beauty products in a small plastic plastic personal product container, plastic wrapper, or any other single-use plastic packaging.
EHB 1086 Community org. contracts 1/9/23 H Passed 3rd Neutral Monitoring Shavers County Government Increases the dollar limit for contracts between local governments and community service organizations to $75k from $25k.
SHB 1087 Solitary confinement 1/23/23 H Approps Neutral Monitoring Peterson Public Safety
HB 1090 Defects and omissions 1/9/23 H Civil R & Judi Orwall Public Safety
HB 1099 Public works wages 1/24/23 H Cap Budget Berry Public Works Contracting & Procurement
HB 1100 Dispo. of remains/indigent 2/3/23 H 2nd ReadSCal Neutral Monitoring Schmick Public Safety
HB 1102 Judge pro tempore compen. 1/27/23 S Law & Justice Neutral Monitoring Taylor Public Safety
HB 1104 Deferred prosecutions 1/20/23 H Transportation Neutral Monitoring Goodman Public Safety
SHB 1105 Public comment notice 2/2/23 H Rules R Neutral Monitoring Kloba County Government,Public Records/Open Meetings
SHB 1108 Persistent offenders 2/3/23 H Rules R Neutral Monitoring Hackney Public Safety
HB 1110 Middle housing 1/9/23 H Housing Monitoring Bateman Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use
HB 1111 Housing benefit districts 1/9/23 H Housing Neutral Monitoring Ryu Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use Authorizes cities to create housing benefit districts for the purpose of acquiring, land banking, predevelopment contracting, selling, improving, funding, and leasing land for the development of affordable housing for low-income and moderate-income households. Requires the creation of a housing benefit district board to provide oversight, relevant experience, and expertise. The district is required to plan for and facilitate the following mix of housing: 1. min. 33% affordable to extremely low, very low, and low-income households. 2. max. 33% market rate. 3. housing affordable to moderate-income households. Cities who create housing benefit districts may qualify for grants to pay for the costs of implementing the requirements in the bill, including station area planning, infrastructure development, land acquisition, etc. The bill also establishes a housing benefit district advisory board, appointed by the Governor.
HB 1116 Juveniles/controlled subst. 1/9/23 H Human Svc, Yout Mosbrucker Behavioral Health,Human Services,Public Safety
HB 1123 Clean energy facility siting 1/9/23 H Env & Energy Support Low Dye Natural Resources & Environment The bill amends RCW 80.50.060 and EFSEC's siting authority to prohibit EFSEC from recommending a proposed wind or solar facility be sited in a county or affected tribal area if the county or tribe has adopted a resolution stating they prefer to support a transition to a clean energy future by welcoming the siting of a nuclear energy facility of equal or greater generating capacity. The resolution must be adopted within 120 days of EFSEC receiving a certification application. The Governor is also prohibited from approving an application under the same circumstances.
HB 1125 Transportation budget 1/9/23 H Transportation Fey Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
HB 1126 Transportation budget, supp. 1/9/23 H Transportation Fey Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
HB 1128 Personal needs allowance 2/3/23 S Human Services Bateman Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SHB 1131 Solid waste management 2/2/23 H ENVIDPS Support High Berry Solid Waste Management,Utilities Creates an EPR program for product packaging and paper products. This bill also includes a bottle deposit system similar to Oregon. Beginning 1/1/2024, each producer offering for sale or distributing in WA state a covered product must join a PRO. Covered products are packaging and paper products sold or supplied to consumers for personal use. By 1/15/2024 each producer must register with Ecology. PROs are responsible for the costs of the program, costs to implement, administer, and enforce the chapter, the statewide needs assessment, and the support and facilitation of the advisory council. Each PRO must submit a plan to Ecology for approval by 7/1/2026. The plan must be informed by a stakeholder consultation process and must be consistent with the requirements of the law. Ecology is required to review and approve the plans. Ecology must also determined the costs of the program and what to charge the PROs, including the state needs assessment and the costs of the advisory council. Ecology is also charged with monitoring and enforcing plan requirements, including performance rates. Ecology is also provided rulemaking authority necessary to implement, administer, and enforce the bill's requirements. Ecology is required to conduct a performance rates study and a statewide needs assessment to inform the implementation of the program. The study must be carried out by a 3rd party consultant. The performance rates study must by completed by 4/1/2024. The statewide needs assessment must be completed by 7/1/2025 and must evaluate the capacity, costs, gaps, and needs for the following: 1. availability and types of recycling services for covered products relative to the convenience standards specified in the act. 2. education and outreach activities. 3. availability and performance of collection, transport, and processing capacity and infrastructure. 4. availability and performance of collection, transport, and processing capacity and infrastructure to manage compostable products. 5. necessary capital investments to existing reuse and recycling infrastructure. 6. infrastructure or other factors necessary to enable reuse of covered products or the recycling of covered products not currently recycled in the residential recycling system. It must also compile information related to actual costs incurred by government entities for curbside collection services, drop-off collection services, and other information. Identify cost factors and other variables to be considered in the development of base cost formulas for establishing per unit reimbursement rates to government entities for curbside collection services. Identify cost factors and other variables to be considered in the development of reimbursement rates to government entities for any services other than curbside collections that may be included in the PRO plans to be carried out by government entities. Identify issues to be considered in the development of a service agreement template outlining terms and conditions for reimbursement to government entities for services delivered. And more. The statewide needs assessment must also evaluate the extent to which covered products contribute to litter and marine debris for the purpose of informing how a PRO can support litter and marine debris prevention and to identify strategies for improving prevention and cleanup of litter and marine debris from covered products. When developing its plan, a PRO must develop and maintain a public website. It also must conduct a consultation process to directly and actively involve stakeholders in the development of key plan elements. The PRO must also solicit and respond to input and recommendations from the advisory council. The consultation process must include, at a minimum: 1. quarterly meetings open to the public with the advisory council. 2. consultation on the base cost formulas to be used for calculating per unit reimbursement rates to government entities for curbside collection services. 3. consultation on the reimbursement rates to be used for any services other than curbside collection that are to be carried out by government entities. 4. consultation on the service agreement template and any other forms, contracts, or documents outlining the terms and conditions for reimbursement to government entities. 5. prudency review by the UTC of base cost formulas proposed to be used for calculating reimbursement rates for government entities. 6. opportunities for all stakeholders to provide comment on the plan for no less than 30 days prior to submission. 7. presentations in various formats and languages. 8. documentation of all comments received and summary of responses. Each PRO plan must include the following: 1. A list of the governing board members. 2. A list of the covered products supplied by each members producer and their brands participating in the plan. 3. A description of the structure of the fees owed to implement the plan, including eco-modulation of fees. 4. How the PRO will encourage and incentive waste prevention and reduction of consumer packaging and paper and their associated climate impacts. 5. How the PRO will encourage and incentivize redesign of covered products to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable. 6. How the PRO will use and interact with recycling programs and infrastructure that predate the plan. 7. How the PRO will fund reuse and recycling infrastructure and market development in WA. 8. How the program will maximize the efficiency of the system. 9. A list of covered products designated for collection, including curbside, permanent collection facilities, alternate collection, and public place collection. 10. A list and description of any covered products that are compostable. 11. Activities undertaken to make collection services convenient. 12. Proposed performance rates. 13. Activities undertaken to meet the performance rates. 14. Activities undertaken to meet the education and outreach component. 15. Activities to facilitate recycling of covered products back into covered products. 16. Activities undertaken to minimize the amount and cost of residuals from the collection and processing of covered materials. 17. Activities undertaken to develop or support responsible end markets. 18. How plan implementation will maintain responsible management practices through final disposition. 19. A description of the base cost formulas to be used to calculate per unit reimbursement rates for curbside collections services with similar attributes delivered by government entities and any other reimbursement rates for other services, and a template of the service agreements. 20. Service standards for residential curbside collection in areas regulated by the UTC. 21. Strategies to reduce contamination at compost or other organic material management facilities. 22. A stakeholder consultation report. 24. Dispute resolution process for determining and paying the reasonable costs that arise between a PRO and a government entity or a recycling service provider. 24. A description of how the PRO will coordinate with other PROs. 25. A list of the material categories if distinguished or additional to other identified material categories. 26. A contingency plan. 27. Any other information required by Ecology by rule. Initial PRO plans must be for a 3 year period. Updated plans must be for 5 years. Plans are only valid for up to 5 years. PRO plans must also include a contingency plan (as mentioned above) that demonstrate how the activities in the plan will be carried out by some other entity, if necessary. PROs must fully fund all activities required by their plans and the overall program. Non-reimbursable point-of-sale fees may not be charged to consumers to recoup the costs. PROs must develop a system to collect fees from participating producers. The fee system must use eco-modulation factors to incentive the use of packaging design that reduces the environmental impacts of covered products. In every jurisdiction where covered products are sold or supplied, a PRO must fund activities to make convenient collection services available. Curbside collection must be provided to residents in single and multi-family residences wherever curbside garbage collection services are provided (except for covered products designated for alternate collection). In jurisdictions without curbside, and in all areas for covered products designated for alternative collection, free and equitable access to permanent collection facilities must be provided that are located, at a minimum, at: 1. each solid waste transfer, processing, or disposal site or other drop-off location of equal convenience. 2. additional drop-off locations or collection events in communities not covered by a collection location. Counties that collect source separated recyclable materials are not obligate to participate in a PRO plan. PROs must reimburse counties for services delivered to implement the plan if a county opts to participate. Covered costs include an administrative, public education, collection, transportation, and sorting or processing costs incurred in delivering curbside collection services. Reimbursement for any services other than curbside collection services may be calculated using reimbursement rates established for noncurbside collection services in the PRO plan. Service provider agreements between PROs and government entities are limited in scope to authorizing the reimbursement of costs according to the reimbursement rates and any other services included in the PRO plan and carried out by the government entity. A PRO may not make a government entity's reimbursement under this bill contingent upon the performance of activities or the fulfillment of terms or conditions that are not specified as a duty of government entities under the law or required under an approved plan PROs must fund and support infrastructure investments to achieve the convenience standards, management standards, and performance rates required by this act. This includes investments to address infrastructure gaps, enable the reuse or recycling of covered products and market development. Each PRO plan must also include education and outreach activities to support the achievement of the performance rates set in the plan. These activities must be coordinated with government entities that choose to participate in carrying out the resident outreach and education. An advisory council is established. It includes four members of local government, including urban and rural communities. The council duties are to: 1. Advise and make recommendations to Ecology on the scope of the statewide needs assessment. 2. Review and comment on the draft performance rate study and on a draft statewide needs assessment. 3. Advise and make recommendations to PROs and DROs during stakeholder consultation on plans. 4. Review and comment on all new and updated plans submitted to Ecology by PROs and DROs. 5. Advise and make recommendations to PROs and DROs on annual reports. 6. Provide input, review, and comment on rulemaking. Truth in labeling requirements are also included in the bill. Beginning 1/1/2027, producers may not sell in WA any covered product that makes a deceptive or misleading claim about its recyclability. Covered products with a chasing arrows symbol or any other symbol or statement indicating it is recyclable is deemed deceptive unless it is designated for collection in a PRO plan. PROs may petition Ecology to exclude certain packaging and paper products like packaging used to contain a product that is regulated as a drug, medical device, or dietary supplement, or a product that is regulated as animal biologics. New postconsumer content requirements are also included in the bill. Included products are 187 milliliter plastic beverage containers and dairy milk in plastic beverage containers, household cleaning products or personal care products, plastic tubs used for food products, single-use plastic cups, thermoform plastic containers, producers of cannabis products contained in or packaged in plastic containers or packaging. Producers who don't meet the postconsumer content requirements must pay penalties. Counties are prohibited from adopting local postconsumer content requirements. These requirements are similar to and replace existing law. Other postconsumer content requirements in existing law are amended for items like trash bags. Pesticide containers are also added to the requirements for postconsumer content as well as plastic plant pots or trays. Roll carts are also included in the postconsumer content requirements and must utilize at least 25% postconsumer recycled content beginning 1/1/2024. Part three of the bill authorizes the creation of a beverage container deposit program in WA. This program can serve as an alternative for qualifying beverage containers. If utilized, a PRO is not required to consider qualifying beverage containers a covered product in their plan. For PROs to be relieved from including qualifying beverage containers, a DRO must establish and operate a deposit return system in WA for qualifying beverage containers. Qualifying beverage containers are any individual, separate, sealed glass, metal, or plastic bottle or can, except for a carton, foil pouch, drink box, or metal container that requires a tool to be opened, that contain any beverage intended for human consumption in a quantity less than or equal to two and one-half gallons. This does not include dairy milk, infant formula, or beverages excluded by Ecology rulemaking. If a DRO notifies Ecology of its intent to operate a deposit return program, each distributor that offers for sale, sells, or distributes in or into WA qualifying beverage containers must either join a DRO must independently fulfill the duties of a DRO. DROs must pay the full costs of managing the program, including Ecology's costs, 1/2 of the costs of the advisory council, and 1/2 of the costs for a new or updated performance rates study. A DRO must submit a plan to Ecology that meets the requirements of a deposit return system. In the plan, each qualifying beverage container must have a refund value of 10 cents. The refund value must be clearly marked on the container. Ecology is required to create and administer a curbside revenue augmentation fund, which must, for the first 5 years in which a distributor responsibility organization operates a deposit return system in the state: 1. collect funds from a DRO. 2. Accept requests annually for 4 years from local governments or operators of curbside recycling programs to receive funds from the fund to offset revenue losses from the previous year. Revenue loss must be offset by decreased operating costs. Ecology must review the requests and determine eligibility and distribute funding accordingly and based on available revenue in the fund Each DRO plan must achieve the following minimum performance requirements: 1. by 2028, 60% recovery 2. by 2031, 80% recovery 3. by 2028, at least 5% of all qualifying beverage containers are reusable 4. by 2030, at least 10% of all qualifying beverage containers are reusable 5. by 2035, at least 25% of all qualifying beverage containers are reusable. The DRO must submit a deposit return system plan to Ecology for approval. The plan must: 1. impose a refund value for all qualifying beverage containers 2. identify methods for collecting containers from consumers and paying the refunds 3. Include a process for accepting direct, sorted returns for an additional refund value premium if containers are returned by a nonprofit 4. List the governing board members 5. list the qualifying beverage containers and their brands participating in the plan 6. Describe how the DRO will use and interact with recycling programs and infrastructure in place 7. Education and outreach activities. 8. Activities to minimize the amount and cost of residual nonrecyclable materials from collection 9. Activities to develop or support responsible end markets 10. How plan implementation will maintain responsible management practices 11. A stakeholder consultation report 12. How the DRO will coordinate PROs and other DROs 13. The contingency plan 14. Anything else required by Ecology. Initial plans can only be for 3 years. Updated plans are for 5 years. DROs must provide and pay the costs for a convenient bulk drop-off option for bagged qualifying beverage containers at geographically dispersed locations. The locations must be convenient to where qualifying beverage containers are sold. DROs may not charge for drop-off service and must credit the cost of any required bag purchase. If required drop-off bags are made of plastic film, they must have at least 50% recycled content. At least 270 bag drop off site around WA are required, distributed by county in proportion to the volume of qualifying beverage containers sold in the county. MRFs and other processing facilities handling qualifying beverage containers are required to prioritize agreements with and on behalf of distributors or DROs regarding long-term contracts and other purchase agreements based on fair market pricing for commodities of comparable quality. DROs are required to pay the full refund value to government entities are MRFs for any qualifying beverages collected and separated in accordance with the standards established by the DRO as approved by Ecology. Service provider agreements between the DROs and counties are limited in scope to authorizing the reimbursement of costs and any other services included in DRO plan carried out by the county. DROs are required to conduct a consultation process involving stakeholders when developing the plan. This includes similar requirements to those for PROs, including consultation on reimbursement rates for services other than curbside collection to be carried out by counties and the service agreement templates. Education and outreach requirements must also be included in the plans. Like with the PROs, counties can choose to participate in carrying out resident outreach and education activities along with the DRO. A feasibility study is required by 12/1/2025 to identify options to improve the convenience experienced by consumers with unwanted products or packaging covered by the state product stewardship, epr, and similar takeback programs, by harmonizing or establishing a system of common or centralized takeback centers or depots for consumers. Ecology and Revenue must also study the impacts of how the new epr and bottle deposit and return program impact litter rates, and possible improvements to the structure of the litter tax. Comprehensive solid waste management plan requirements are amended to require that CSWMPs updated or amended after 7/1/27 reference the plans of PROs established in the jurisdiction and any plans of DROs.
SHB 1133 Detached ADUs 1/30/23 H Rules R Chapman Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use
HB 1134 988 system 1/9/23 H HC/Wellness Support High Orwall Behavioral Health,Human Services,Public Health for LSC WSAC Support bill. Good example of community-level interventions for behavioral health and mental health services. Human services and county MCOs taking lead.
HB 1135 Impact fee use 1/24/23 H Rules R Slatter Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
HB 1138 Drought preparedness 1/19/23 H Approps Support Medium Chapman Water Expands Ecology's grant authority for issuing grant for reducing current or future hardship caused by water unavailability during droughts to periods when a drought emergency is not in effect. The bill also requires $2.5M to be placed into the state drought preparedness account each biennium and expands the use of the funds to planning activities. It also creates a new section in 43.83B that would require transfer of state funding to the emergency drought response account to bring up the available funds to $3M upon the issuance of a drought emergency.
HB 1147 Capital budget 1/9/23 H Cap Budget Tharinger Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
HB 1148 State gen. obligation bonds 1/9/23 H Cap Budget Tharinger Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1149 Housing/capital expenditures 1/9/23 H Cap Budget Tharinger Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1162 Controlled substances 1/10/23 H Community Safe Neutral Monitoring Graham Public Safety
HB 1164 Appliance management 1/9/23 H Env & Energy Support Medium Doglio Solid Waste Management Creates a product stewardship program for certain types of appliances. Appliances covered by the stewardship program include refrigerators, freezers, wine cellars and coolers, water dispensers, heat pumps, portable or window air conditioners, dumidifiers, dishwashers, ranges, ovens, washing machines, dryers, etc., intended for residential or commercial use, do not exceed 1,000 pounds, and don't form an integral part of a structure to ensure its usefulness, mobile air conditioning used in transportation, and other appliances identified as infeasible by Ecology. Beginning 1/1/2024 each producer selling covered appliances in or into WA state must register with Ecology through an appliance stewardship organization. Starting 1/1/2027, each producer must participate in an approved appliance stewardship plan. Ecology must approve the stewardship plans based on several requirements. Plans must be updated at least every 5 years. Stewardship organizations are required to achieve the following recovery rates: 75% in 2027, 80% in 2028, 85% in 2029, 90% in 2030 and beyond for refrigerating and freezing appliances designed for residential use. Rates for commercial refrigerating and freezing appliances are 35% in 2027, increasing by 5% per year until reaching 80%. Rates for A/Cs, heat pumps, and dehumidifiers are 30% in 2027, increasing by 5% per year until reaching 70%. Rates for ranges, build in ovens, built in cooking surfaces, dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers, both residential and commercial, are 70% in 2028, increasing by 5% per reach until reaching 90%. The stewardship organizations must provide for the collection of covered appliances from any person, business, government agency, or nonprofit organization. A fee may not be charged and a financial incentive must be paid. There must be at least one collection site in each county. Door-to-door collection must also be provided. Retailers may voluntarily choose to be collection sites. Local governments may also serve as collection sites. Each appliance stewardship organization is required to carry out promotional activities in support of plan implementation including a website, press releases and articles, advertising, and promotional materials, and surveys of public awareness during the first year of the program. The stewardship organizations must collect fees from producers to fund the plans. Eco-modulated fees must be implemented to encourage more environmentally friendly appliances. Local government costs for participating (if they choose to) must be fully covered, including labor and other costs associated with safety, accessibility, and collection site standards such as storage. Any service agreement template must be developed with local government input. Retailers are prohibited from selling appliances beginning 7/1/2027 unless the producer of the covered appliance participates in an appliance stewardship organization. Retailers must provide information on end-of-life management to customers. A point-of-sale fee may not be charged by retailers for the stewardship organization or the program. Ecology is provided rulemaking authority to implement the bill. Ecology is also provided civil penalty imposition authority for violations. All persons, business, residents, government, commercial, industrial, retail, and office facilities are required to dispose of unwanted covered appliances through approved collection methods established by the program. Landfilling and other disposal methods are prohibited. Any penalties imposed and paid under this program must go the the climate commitment account.
HB 1166 Water quality trading prog. 1/9/23 H Env & Energy Dye Other,Water
SHB 1167 Residential housing 2/2/23 H HOUSDPS Concerns Medium Duerr Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use Amends the GMA to create a grant program for financial assistance to cities and counties for the adoption of preapproved middle housing plans. A "preapproved middle housing plan" is a selection of middle housing architectural plans that have been reviewed by the county and approved for compliance with applicable building codes. The state building code council is directed to convene a work group to make recommendations on how to apply the IRC to multiplex housing and exempt it from the IBC. "Multiplex housing" means a building with up to 6 dwelling units in a single structure, up to 3 stories. Government actions related to residential development proposed to fill in a UGA categorically exempt from SEPA when they are located within 1/4 mile of a community core location. Community core is related to proximity to transit, schools, and public parks. Counties planning under the GMA are required to adopt regulations, etc. to allow the requirements of this bill. Counties are prohibited from requiring anything more restrictive for multiplex housing than for SFR in residential zones, except when necessary for fire and life safety. Setback requirements for construction are not allowed within 1/4 mile of a community core location.
HB 1169 Legal financial obligations 1/31/23 H Approps Concerns Monitoring Simmons Public Safety
SHB 1170 Climate response strategy 1/30/23 H Approps Street Natural Resources & Environment,Other
SHB 1171 Motorcycle safety board 2/3/23 H 2nd ReadSCal Mosbrucker Safety
SHB 1173 Light pollution 2/3/23 H Rules R Connors Utilities
HB 1175 Petroleum storage tanks 1/25/23 H Approps Doglio Other
HB 1178 Firearms/local government 1/9/23 H Civil R & Judi Neutral Monitoring Hackney County Government,General Government,Public Safety Authorizes local governments to regulate firearms in a manner that is in addition to or more restrictive than state law.
SHB 1181 Climate change/planning 1/27/23 H Approps Neutral Low Duerr Land Use,Other
HB 1183 Vehicle emissions standards 1/9/23 H Env & Energy Dye Other
HB 1185 Lighting products 1/9/23 H Env & Energy Neutral Monitoring Hackney Solid Waste Management Modifies and extends the state's mercury-containing lights program.
SHB 1186 Child welfare housing 2/1/23 H Approps Support Medium Rule Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1187 Employee-union privilege 1/9/23 H Civil R & Judi Concerns Monitoring Hackney Labor/Pensions
HB 1190 Climate funding/outdoor rec. 1/9/23 H Env & Energy Neutral Monitoring Dye Natural Resources & Environment The bills intent is to utilize CCA funds for improving forests and oceans in WA state and enhancing recreation opportunities. It amends the CCA to create the outdoor recreation and climate adaptation account and requires that it receiving funding from the climate investment account created in RCW 70A.65.250. Funds from this new account can be used for: 1. Forest health investment that contribute to climate change adaptation. 2. Drought resilience investments that contribute to climate change adaptation. 3. Flood risk management investments that contribute to climate change adaptation. 4. Puget Sound water quality improvements. 5. Outdoor recreation enhancement and amenities. 6. Grants to support marinas. 7. Grant to replace or add buoys at locations that appropriately balance environmental protection and the needs of on-water recreation. 8. Grants to improve equitable access to local trails and connectivity of local trails to parks and regional trail networks. 9. Stormwater investments that are helpful to salmon survival. 10. Activities to support effort to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change affecting tribes. 11. Decarbonization of medium and heavy duty vehicles in a technology-neutral way. Funding derived through the CCA is reconfigured as to how it is distributed to each of the various CCA accounts to provide at least $125M per biennium to this new account, provided such sums are available.
HB 1192 Electric transm. planning 1/9/23 H Env & Energy Neutral Monitoring Duerr Land Use,Utilities Among requirements for utility providers, this bill expands EFSEC's authority to make recommendations to the Governor for the siting of new or the enlargement of existing electrical transmission facilities under the following conditions: 1. the nominal voltage is at least 500,00 volts, 2. the transmission facility is located in more than one county, and 3. the transmission facility is located in the Washington service are of more than one retail electric utility.
HB 1193 Greenhouse gas/building code 1/10/23 H Env & Energy Neutral Monitoring Dye Land Use Amends 19.27.020 to prohibit the State Building Code Council from considering GHG emissions as a factor in any decisions about the the state building code or the state energy code. It also prohibits the State Building Code Council from restricting the use of natural gas or natural gas appliances in residential construction.
HB 1194 Renewable energy workforce 1/25/23 H Postsec Ed & W Klicker Public Works Contracting & Procurement
HB 1198 PTBA/limited law enforcement 1/11/23 H Community Safet Bronoske Safety
SHB 1200 Employee information/unions 1/31/23 H Rules R Concerns Monitoring Alvarado Labor/Pensions
SHB 1204 Family connections program 1/31/23 H Approps Support Low Callan Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1212 Outdoor recreation fees 1/11/23 H Innov, Comm & E Neutral Monitoring Dye Natural Resources & Environment,Public Safety Eliminates the Discover Pass and states an intention for the legislature to fully fund state parks and outdoor recreation.
HB 1215 Riparian areas 1/10/23 H Ag&Nr Support Medium Chapman Other,Salmon and Riparian Governor request legislation establishing a grant program for riparian restoration and authorizing continued discussions about statewide riparian regulation standards. The WCC is required to establish and administer a riparian grant program for the protection and restoration of riparian management zone to achieve, wherever possible, fully functioning riparian ecosystems in critical riparian management zones. The standards must be adopted for the program after coordination with Ecology, WDFW, conservation districts, tribes, and other stakeholders. The standards must also consider the WDFW PHS for Riparian Ecosystems Vols. 1 and 2 as the best available science. Conditions for awarding funding under program should include: 1. Adherence to the science-based standards established in the bill, 2. Alternative plans subject to approval, 3. Tiered incentive rates tied to increasing width and functionality that approach science-based standards for fully functioning riparian ecosystems, 4. Allowable expenses including, but not limited to, labor, equipment, fencing, mulch, seed, seedling trees, manual weed control, and yearly maintenance costs for up to 10 years, 5. Native woody trees and shrubs that must be maintained for a minimum 5 years and vegetation must be chosen to prevent invasive weeds and ensure survival, 6. Other requirements determined by the WCC. The WCC must develop and adopt a program monitoring and adaptive management framework to ensure consistency and compliance with the program's requirements. A salmon riparian habitat policy task force is established in the Governor's salmon recovery office. The task force must continue the work of the facilitated roundtables and discussions. Local governments are included on the task force. The task force must report to the Governor and relevant committee by 6/30/2024 with: 1. recommendations addressing developing and implementing a compensatory, mitigation, or regulation program for critical riparian habitat restoration. 2. recommendations on proposed changes in policy and spending priorities to improve riparian habitat to ensure salmon recovery. 3. recommendations for changes to state law for the protection of existing, functioning riparian habitat. 4. strategies that can attract private investment in improving and protecting salmon and riparian habitat. 5. recommendations for potential modification to the SMA and GMA to incorporate WDFW PHS for Riparian Ecosystems Vols. 1 and 2 into either local CAOs or SMPs. 6. Other relevant topics designated by the task force. An interagency riparian committee is created within the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office. The committee is responsible for interagency coordination on riparian protection and restoration. The interagency committee is made up of state agencies and is instructed to engage with tribes, nonprofit, and business organizations. Counties should also be included in the required coordination.
HB 1216 Clean energy siting 1/10/23 H Env & Energy Fitzgibbon Land Use,Utilities
HB 1223 Emissions limits/use 1/11/23 H Env & Energy Neutral Monitoring McEntire Land Use Modifies RCW 70A.45.020 to prohibit state agencies from considering the state's adopted GHG emission reduction targets when evaluating project permits.
HB 1224 Environmental permitting 1/11/23 H Env & Energy Neutral Monitoring McEntire Land Use Amends SEPA to exempt emissions covered or that will be covered under the climate commitment act. It goes further to state that covered emissions may not be the basis for imposition of mitigation or the denial of a permit.
HB 1225 Hatchery maint. permitting 1/11/23 H Env & Energy Support Medium Chapman Salmon and Riparian Exempts certain WDFW projects and activities necessary to maintain the operation of state-managed fish hatcheries from any local requirements to obtain a substantial development permit, CUP, variance, letter of exemption, or other review.
HB 1229 Voter registration 1/11/23 H State Govt & T Neutral Monitoring Simmons Elections/Voting
HB 1230 School websites/drug info. 2/3/23 H Rules R Support Medium Callan Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1231 Site readiness grants 1/24/23 H Cap Budget Berg Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SHB 1236 Clean fuel/public transport. 2/3/23 H Rules R Hackney Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
HB 1237 VIN inspection fee 2/6/23 S Transportation Robertson Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
HB 1243 Muni. airport commissions 1/24/23 H Rules R Dent Other
SHB 1245 Lot splitting 2/6/23 H Rules R Barkis Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1250 Low-income home rehab. prg. 1/12/23 H Cap Budget Steele Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SHB 1251 Water system notices 2/3/23 H 2nd Reading Support Low Stonier Public Health for LSC WSAC Local fiscal impact, but minimal. LHJs already work with local water systems on fluoridation and would want to remain involved in local decisions.
HB 1252 Impact fee deferrals 1/12/23 H Housing Bateman Land Use,Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
HB 1264 Solid waste customers/rates 1/12/23 H Env & Energy Walen Solid Waste Management,Utilities
HB 1265 Adult family homes/prop. tax 2/6/23 H FINDP Ramos County Government,Developmental Disabilities,Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services Paul
SHB 1267 Rural public facilities/tax 1/31/23 H Finance Tharinger County Government,General Government,Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SHB 1268 Sentencing enhancements 2/3/23 H Rules R Goodman Public Safety
HB 1276 Accessory dwelling units 1/12/23 H Housing Concerns Medium Pollet Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use Companion to SB 5235 Amends the GMA to require that the housing element of comprehensive plans include consideration and utilization, rather than consideration of the role, of ADUs in meeting housing needs, in compliance with 36.70A.698, that is also amended in the bill. The definition of an attached ADU in 36.70A.696 is amended to include "an attached ADU must have a substantial portion of its footprint within the other housing unit, and must share structural elements with the other unit." The definition of "owner" is stricken. 36.70A.697 is amended to include counties in the requirement to adopt or amend into development regulation and zoning regulations, etc., the requirements of 36.70A.98 during the next required comp plan update cycle. 36.70.698 is amended to include counties and to preempt local authority for prohibiting the construction of ADUs on residentially zoned lots within UGAs. New requirements are also added that limit local authority for regulating ADUs. Counties and cities may not: 1. impose a limit on ADUs of fewer than one attached and one detached on a residential lot of more the 4500 sq. ft. unless the lot is zone to allow: (a) at least 2 dwelling units (in which at least one ADU must be allowed) or (b) at least three dwelling units. 2. Impose a limit on ADUs of fewer than one attached or detached on a residential lot of less than 4500 sq. ft. unless the lot is otherwise zone to allow at least 2 dwelling units. 3. Impose any prohibition of the sale or other conveyance of a condominium unit independently of a principal unit that is based solely on the grounds that the condo unit was originally build as an ADU, provide the condo unit is served by utilities independently. 4. Impose any owner occupancy requirements on any housing or dwelling unit on a lot containing an ADU unless the ADU is a short term rental, or the city or county waives or reduced impact fees and costs associated with ADU construction if the units are offered at or below 80% AMI. 5. Require off-street parking for the ADU if near a major transit stop. 6. Apply other regulations to ADU that are more restrictive than applied to SFR or other residential developments. A list of allowed regulations is also included for ADUs by local governments. They are: 1. Generally applicable development regulations. 2. Public health, safety, building code, and environmental permitting. 3. Prohibition on the construction of ADUs on lot not connected to or served by public sewers. 4. A prohibition or restriction on the construction of ADUs in residential zones with a density of one dwelling unit per acre or less that are within areas designated as critical areas. Counties are authorized to adopt local regulations waiving or deferring fees, deferring the payment of taxes, or waiving specific regulations if the ADU is subject to binding commitments that it will not be regularly offered for short-term rental.
HB 1285 Family farm permit transfers 1/13/23 H Ag&Nr Support Medium Goehner Land Use Adds LAMIRDs and MPRs to the locations where a water right established as a family farm permit may be transferred along with UGA's and cities and towns.
HB 1293 Development regulations 1/13/23 H Housing Neutral Monitoring Klicker Land Use Modifies SEPA (RCW 43.21C) by adding "and housing" along with infill in the first sentence of 43.21C.229. A subsection 2 is also added and the statement that "an exemption adopted under this section applies even if it differs from the categorical exemptions adopted by rule of the department under RCW 43.21C.110(1)(a) is stricken. A new subsection 3 is added that creates a new mandatory categorical SEPA exemption for all project actions that propose to develop one or more residential housing units with the UGA if it meets the following criteria: 1. The proposal is consistent with the comprehensive plan. 2. It would not exceed density or use intensity limits called for in the goals and policies of the comp plan. 3. The comp plan was subjected to an EIS under SEPA previously, or the city or county prepared and EIS that considered the proposed use or density and intensity of use the area proposed for exemption. The stricken language in section 2 regarding categorical exemption application even when it differs from those adopted by Commerce by rule is added back as a new subsection 4. A new section is added to the GMA regarding design review. It requires counties and cities planning under the GMA to apply "only clear and objective development regulations governing the exterior design of new development" in any design review process. This requirement does not apply to structures listed in the WA heritage register or the national register of historic places. It is also required that any design review process by conducted concurrently.
HB 1296 Local permit review 1/31/23 H Approps Support Medium Peterson Land Use,Public Health for LSC WSAC Amends 36.70B.140 to require that local governments exclude project permits for interior alteration from site plan review, provided the interior remodeling does not result in the following: 1. additional bedrooms. 2. nonconformity with FEMA substantial improvement thresholds. 3. increase the size or the valuation to require upgraded fire access or fire suppression systems. Subject to appropriated funding, Commerce is instructed to establish a consolidated permit review grant program. Grants may be awarded to any local government that commits to the following building permit review consolidation requirements: 1. issuing final decisions on residential building permits within 45 business or 90 calendar days, including consolidated review with all departments. A local govt may contract with a 3rd party provider to assist with the review. 2. establish a fee structure enabling sustaining the consolidated permit review within 45 days or 90 calendar days. The fee structure must be determined by 8/1/2023. 3. Report quarterly to Commerce including the average and max time for permit review. 4. If unsuccessful in meeting the 45/90 day review, the county must enter a 90-day probationary period. If the county cannot meet the 45/90 day review after the probationary period, they are no longer eligible for grants. Subject to available funding, Commerce is directed to establish a grant program to provide funding for cities and counties to update their permit review process to digital. Subject to available funding, Commerce must convene a digital permitting process work group to examine potential license and permitting software for local governments to encourage streamlined and efficient permit review. Counties are included in the work group. The work group must evaluate the benefits and costs associated with a statewide permitting software system.
HB 1298 Condos and townhouses 1/13/23 H Civil R & Judi Neutral Monitoring Hutchins Land Use RCW 58.17.060 is amended to require that all counties include in their short plat regulations procedure for unit lot subdivisions allowing division of a parent lot into separately owned unit lots. Portion of the parent lot not subdivided for individual lots shall be owned in common by the owners of the individual unit lots, or by a homeowner's association comprised of the owners of the individual lots.
HB 1306 Public works procurement 1/31/23 H Approps Tharinger General Government,Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SHB 1313 Health care afford./medicare 2/3/23 H HCWDPS Support Low Farivar Public Health for LSC WSAC Support concept of increased accountability and integrity controls for Medicaid spending. Workgroup that is created under bill will also ensure additional oversight and quality control for state Medicaid dollars. Might improve attention and scrutiny to ACH waiver and the concerns raised by LHJs.
HB 1320 Personnel records 1/13/23 H Labor & Workpl Concerns Medium Reed Labor/Pensions
SHB 1322 Walla Walla water 2050 plan 2/1/23 H Cap Budget Neutral Monitoring Rude Water Authorizing the Walla Walla water 2050 plan.
HB 1324 Prior juvenile offenses 2/6/23 H Rules R Hackney Public Safety
HB 1325 Long sentences review 1/17/23 H Community Safet Hackney Public Safety
SHB 1326 Utility connection charges 2/6/23 S Loc Gov, Land U Cortes Utilities
HB 1329 Utility shutoffs/heat 1/16/23 H Env & Energy Mena Public Health for LSC WSAC,Utilities
HB 1337 Accessory dwelling units 2/6/23 H Rules R Gregerson Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use,Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1343 Rent relief & housing 1/16/23 H Housing Kloba Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1347 Comm.-based health assess. 1/16/23 H Env & Energy Concerns Medium Pollet Land Use,Other Concern that a lot of this bill already exists though DOH's Health Equity Zone work and local community health assessments and improvement plans. Support emphasis on tribal health jurisdictions and improve EH justice as part of HEAL Act.
HB 1348 Behavioral health support 2/2/23 H HC/Wellness Callan Behavioral Health,Human Services
HB 1350 Multifamily unit conversion 1/16/23 H Housing Walen Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1351 Minimum parking requirements 1/16/23 H Local Govt Oppose Medium Reed Land Use,Other This bill prohibits counties planning under the GMA from imposing minimum parking requirements for new residential or commercial development in the following circumstances: 1. Within 1/2 mile of a transit stop that receives level 1 or 2 transit service. 2. Within 1/4 mile of a transit stop that receives level 3 transit service. A GMA-planning county may impose minimum parking requirements on an individual project in the circumstances described previously, provided that county makes written findings within 30 days of the receipt of a completed application that not doing so would have a substantially negative impact, supportive of a preponderance of the evidence in the record, on existing on-site residential or commercial parking within one-half mile of the development project. Counties may not impose minimum parking requirements for developments meeting 1 and 2 above, under any circumstances, if: 1. the housing development dedicates a minimum of 20% of the housing units to very low, low, or moderate-income households for a minimum of 12 years or 2. the housing development contains fewer than 20 housing units.
HB 1355 Property tax exemptions 1/16/23 H Finance Wylie Human Services,Veterans
HB 1363 Vehicular pursuits 2/2/23 H Community Safe Rule Public Safety
HB 1365 Puget Sound water quality 1/17/23 H Env & Energy Neutral Monitoring Dye Natural Resources & Environment Requires each operator of a municipal wastewater sewerage system the discharges untreated sewage or mixtures of untreated stormwater and sewage into state water to submit a report to Ecology by February 1st of each year. By Jul 1 each year, Ecology must provide a summary report to the major news media outlets in the state, post it on its website, and submit it to the legislature. A new chapter is added to RCW 42.21A establishing the office of Puget Sound Water Quality within Ecology.
HB 1367 Homeless funding 2/3/23 H Rules R Donaghy Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1371 Freight railroad infra. 1/17/23 H Finance Barkis Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
HB 1378 Derelict aquatic structures 1/17/23 H Ag&Nr Reeves Natural Resources & Environment,Other
HB 1379 Health provider contracting 1/17/23 H HC/Wellness Low Macri
HB 1380 Law enf. officer funding 1/31/23 H Approps Stokesbary Public Safety
HB 1381 Salmon-safe communities 1/17/23 H Env & Energy Dye Salmon and Riparian,Utilities
HB 1384 Parks pass/veterans 1/17/23 H Innov, Comm & Shavers Human Services,Veterans
HB 1385 Civil forfeiture proceedings 1/17/23 H Civil R & Judi Hackney Public Safety
HB 1387 Law enf. applicant pool 1/17/23 H Community Safe Ramos Public Safety
HB 1392 Electronics repair 1/17/23 H ConsPro&Bus Support Medium Gregerson Solid Waste Management Requires, by 1/1/2024, an original manufacturer of digital electronic equipment and parts sold or used in Washington to make available to any independent repair provider and owner, on fair and reasonable terms, any part, tools, and documentation required for the diagnosis, maintenance, or repair of such equipment and parts. Public safety communications equipment manufacturers are exempt.
HB 1396 First degree murder/juvenile 1/18/23 H Community Safe Goodman Public Safety
HB 1401 Housing permit process 2/6/23 H Rules R Jacobsen Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use
HB 1402 Urban growth boundaries 1/18/23 H Local Govt Support Medium Jacobsen Land Use The GMA is amended to all counties to designate UGA outside of a city regardless of whether such territory is already characterized by urban growth. Current law requires that any area designated as a UGA outside of a city be characterized by urban growth. A new section is added to 36.70A.110 that allows expansion of the UGA if there are areas in flood plains or that remain undeveloped or underdeveloped after 20 years to include more buildable land to satisfy projected need. Any decision to do so is not subject to appeal by the GMBHM.
HB 1403 Water & sewage system access 1/18/23 H Local Govt Neutral Monitoring Goehner Land Use This bill amends the GMA to allow a city to extend water and sewer into areas beyond the city limits and designate UGAs. The definition of rural character in the GMA is amended to strike the word "traditional" in 36.70A.030(23)(b), strike all of (c) that provide visual landscapes that are traditionally found in rural areas and communities, and all of (f) that generally do not require the extension of urban governmental services. The definition of "rural governmental services" in (25) is amended to remove that they don't include storm or sanitary sewers. 36.70A.070 is amended to remove the requirement that the comprehensive plan "shall be an internally consistent document and all elements shall be consistent with the future land use map." The rural element 36.70A.070(5)(c)(i) is amended to remove the word "containing" so that the measure governing rural development only need to control rural development. 36.70A.070(5)(d)(i)(C) dealing with LAMIRDs is also amended to state that development or redevelopment in terms of building size, scale, use, or intensity "shall be consistent with the needs of the people in those communities, including access to domestic water, storm, and sanitary sewer systems that are feasible and affordable for the location. Further changes to type III LAMIRDs states that public facilities shall be limited to moderate, rather than not permit, low-density sprawl. Findings of noncompliance may not be based on the provision of water, sewer, or stormwater facilities extended outside of the city's boundaries, even when they are inconsistent with the comp plan and state funding cannot be restricted or reduced.
HB 1404 State building code council 1/18/23 H Local Govt Neutral Monitoring Goehner Land Use See write up on 5117.
SHB 1406 Youth seeking housing assist 2/3/23 H HSELDPS Cortes Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1407 Dev. disability/eligibility 2/6/23 H HSELDP Taylor Developmental Disabilities,Human Services
HB 1415 Controlled sub. possession 1/18/23 H Community Safe Maycumber Public Safety
HB 1421 Voluntary stewardship prog. 2/6/23 H LGDP Support High Chambers Natural Resources & Environment This bill changes to opt-in deadline for counties to join VSP until 7/1/2024.
HB 1423 Trust land transfer program 1/18/23 H Cap Budget Support Medium Hackney Natural Resources & Environment This bill implements the recommendations from the TLT Workgroup. Implementing recommendations from the TLT working group. this is a slightly different version of the other bill with a different title. DNR is authorized to created and manage a trust land transfer program. DNR is required to prioritize the acquisition of working farms and forests when acquiring replacement trust lands when it can be demonstrated that the trust fiduciary responsibilities can be better fulfilled with these lands. DNR is required to administer the TLT program as follows: 1. virtually anyone may nominate a parcel of state land or state forestland for the TLT program. 2. DNR is required to perform an initial review to determine whether the transfer of a nominated parcel is in the best interest of the trust and whether a public agency is willing to take ownership and is capable of managing it for the public benefit. 3. If DNR finds the transfer is in the best interest of the trust and there is a public agency willing to take ownership, it shall consult with potentially affected tribes to identify and address cultural resource issues. 4. After initial review and tribal consultation, DNR may submit parcels to an advisory committee to evaluate and prioritize nominated parcels. 5. DNR, with approval of the Board, shall determine the final, prioritized list of TLT parcels to submit to the legislature for funding. If a legislative appropriation includes a TLT parcel and the board determines the transfer is in the best interest of the trust, DNR shall complete the transfer. Various other changes are made to state statutes to enable DNR to operate the program as described. Amendments are made to RCW 79.22.060 to allow DNR to retain all proceeds from real property transferred or disposed of to buy replacement forestland for the benefit of the county from which the property was originally. The legislative authority is also authorized to request in writing that DNR distribute a percentage of the proceeds associated with valuable materials. DNR is obligated to distribute the requested percentage if the Board approves. RCW 79.19.020 is amended to remove the limit of 1,500 acres being held in the land bank at one time.
SHB 1425 Municipal annexations 2/3/23 H LGDPS Support Medium Berg Land Use This bill reauthorizes the municipal annexation sales tax credit. It expands it to all cities and requires that the city enter into an interlocal with the county to qualify to use it. The interlocal must address balancing of annexation of commercial, industrial, and residential properties; development, ownership, and maintenance of infrastructure; and potential for revenue sharing.
HB 1432 Juvenile justice 1/18/23 H Human Svc, You Farivar Public Safety
HB 1440 Juvenile court jurisdiction 1/19/23 H Human Svc, You Thai Public Safety
SHB 1445 Law enf. misconduct 2/3/23 H CRJDPS Concerns Monitoring Hansen Liability/Risk Pool
HB 1446 Law enf. officers/increase 1/19/23 H Local Govt Stokesbary Public Safety
HB 1447 Assistance programs 1/19/23 H Human Svc, You Peterson Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1448 Motor carrier safety 1/19/23 H Transportation Hackney Safety
SHB 1449 Project permits/reports 2/3/23 H LGDPS Oppose Low Alvarado Land Use RCW 36.70B.020 is amended by changing the definition of "project permit" in (4) to remove "license" and "building permits," making the project permits refer only to land development applications like subdivisions, etc. 36.70B.080 is amended to require buildable lands counties and cities to provide an annual report to Commerce detailing each instance in which it took them longer than the time frame allowed to issue a permit. The county must explain the reason for the length of time required to process the permit. It also includes a new requirement that counties and cities that don't comply with the reporting requirements are ineligible to receive GMA planning grants.
HB 1451 Child care workforce 1/19/23 H Human Svc, You Support Low Senn Public Health for LSC WSAC
SHB 1452 Medical reserve corps 1/27/23 H Approps Support High Timmons Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1458 Apprenticeship programs/UI 1/19/23 H Labor & Workpl Shavers Public Works Contracting & Procurement
HB 1460 DNR land 1/19/23 H Cap Budget Support Medium Hackney Natural Resources & Environment Implementing recommendations from the TLT working group. this is a slightly different version of the other bill with a different title. DNR is authorized to created and manage a trust land transfer program. DNR is required to prioritize the acquisition of working farms and forests when acquiring replacement trust lands when it can be demonstrated that the trust fiduciary responsibilities can be better fulfilled with these lands. DNR is required to administer the TLT program as follows: 1. virtually anyone may nominate a parcel of state land or state forestland for the TLT program. 2. DNR is required to perform an initial review to determine whether the transfer of a nominated parcel is in the best interest of the trust and whether a public agency is willing to take ownership and is capable of managing it for the public benefit. 3. If DNR finds the transfer is in the best interest of the trust and there is a public agency willing to take ownership, it shall consult with potentially affected tribes to identify and address cultural resource issues. 4. After initial review and tribal consultation, DNR may submit parcels to an advisory committee to evaluate and prioritize nominated parcels. 5. DNR, with approval of the Board, shall determine the final, prioritized list of TLT parcels to submit to the legislature for funding. If a legislative appropriation includes a TLT parcel and the board determines the transfer is in the best interest of the trust, DNR shall complete the transfer. Various other changes are made to state statutes to enable DNR to operate the program as described. Amendments are made to RCW 79.22.060 to allow DNR to retain all proceeds from real property transferred or disposed of to buy replacement forestland for the benefit of the county from which the property was originally. The legislative authority is also authorized to request in writing that DNR distribute a percentage of the proceeds associated with valuable materials. DNR is obligated to distribute the requested percentage if the Board approves. RCW 79.19.020 is amended to remove the limit of 1,500 acres being held in the land bank at one time. Changes are made to the state forestland pool authorized in RCW 79.22.140. The limit of 10,000 acres being contained in the pool is removed. The population requirement of under 25,000 to be eligible to participate in the pool is also removed. A section (6) is added stipulating that replacement forestlands may be acquired in counties proximate to the county or counties that will benefit from the replacements if the proximate county is willing to enter into a proximate county agreement as described in WSAC's policy. Proximate counties will receive PILT from encumbered lands being placed into conservation status in the counties that will benefit from the replacement lands and proximate counties are prohibited from objecting harvest activity or other revenue-producing activity on the replacement lands. If a proximate county terminates the agreement, that county is liable for the total value of the replacement state forestlands to the county or counties to which the benefits from the state forestlands are directed.
HB 1461 Eastern WA law enf. training 1/19/23 H Community Safe Maycumber Public Safety
HB 1462 Journey level electricians 1/19/23 H Labor & Workpl Doglio Public Works Contracting & Procurement
HB 1467 Property infill/GMA 1/20/23 H Local Govt Neutral Monitoring Barkis Land Use Amends the GMA to allow infill development on properties situated between a boundary of a LAMIRD and commercial or industrial development that exists outside of the boundary. This also applies to any such property surrounded on two or more sides by existing commercial or industrial development with access to a state highway and able to connect to existing public facilities as long as the property is not designated resource land.
HB 1468 Impact fee deferrals 2/6/23 H LGDP Neutral Monitoring Goehner Land Use Amends state law regarding impact fee deferral programs (RCW 82.02.050) by eliminating the option of deferring impact fees until closing of the first sale of the property after the issuance of a building permit. Requirements for the applicant of a deferral to file a lien in favor of the county against the property are removed. Reporting requirements for the impact fee deferral program are also stricken.
HB 1472 Motor vehicle sales tax 1/20/23 H Approps Barkis Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
HB 1485 Roadside safety measures 1/20/23 H Transportation Orcutt Safety
HB 1487 Right shoulder/motorcycles 1/20/23 H Transportation Orcutt Safety
HB 1490 Direct sales of milk 1/20/23 H Ag&Nr Oppose Medium Orcutt Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1492 State v. Blake relief 1/23/23 H Civil R & Judi Oppose High Simmons Public Safety
HB 1493 Impaired driving 2/6/23 H Community Safe Goodman Safety
HB 1494 Irrigation & rehab districts 1/23/23 H Local Govt Dent Other
HB 1497 Vapor and tobacco/minors 1/23/23 H Reg Subst & Ga Support Medium Harris Public Health for LSC WSAC
SHB 1500 Cottage food sales cap 2/3/23 H AGNRDPS Support Low Eslick Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1513 Traffic safety 1/23/23 H Community Safe Street Safety
HB 1515 Behavioral health contracts 1/23/23 H HC/Wellness Support High Macri Behavioral Health,Homelessness & Affordable Housing
HB 1517 Transit-oriented development 1/23/23 H Housing Neutral Monitoring Reed Land Use This bill pertains mostly to cities and establishes incentives and requirements for residential development near public transit assets. The GMA is amended, however, in a manner that will impact some counties. Under the bill, counties are prohibited from requiring off-street parking as a condition of development within a station area, except for disabled parking. A "station area" is defined as all parcels UGA and within 3/4 of a mile of a major transit stop. Parcels that do not have pedestrian access to the station area are exempt. A project not providing parking within a station area cannot be given a SEPA determination of significance resulting from the lack of parking provision. A new categorical exemption is created in SEPA for projects that meet the following: It is related to a proposed development that would fill in a station hub or station area as defined in RCW 36.70A.030; (b) It is related to a proposed: (i) Multifamily residential development; (ii) Mixed-use development; or (iii) Commercial development; and (c) It is not inconsistent with the applicable comprehensive plan, and does not clearly exceed the density or intensity of use called for in the goals and policies of the applicable comprehensive plan.
HB 1518 Parking at rest areas 1/23/23 H Transportation Barkis Other
HB 1519 Local project review 1/23/23 H Local Govt Support Medium Barkis Land Use Amends 36.70B.020 to remove "building permit" from subsection (4), the definition of project permits. It also specifies the project permits or applications are not that that require a comp plan amendment. 36.70B.070 is amended to state that an application must be deemed complete if it meets the procedural submission requirements of the local government. It also specified that the number of days the local government has to make a determination of application completeness shall be calculated by counting 5 days per week, excluding holidays. Subsection (2) is also modified to specify that the need for additional information or studies for a project does not preclude a determination of completeness if the procedural submission requirements have been met. 36.70B.080 is amended to change the timelines for local governments to issues decisions for project permits and applications. Local governments are granted the right to exclude certain project permits from the deadlines. Here are the new deadlines: 1. 45 days for permits which do not require public notice. 2. 70 days for permits that do require public notice. 3. 120 days for permits that require public notice and public hearing. Local governments may modify the list by adding permit types not identified, changing the time frames for any or each, changing the permit names or types, addressing how consolidated review time frames may be different than permits submitted individually, and providing for how projects of a certain size or type may be differentiated. The number of days in review is calculated by counting 5 days per week, excluding holidays. The clock stops when the county notifies the applicant in writing that more information is required for processing. It starts again when the responsive information is submitted. The clock also stops if the applicant informs that county in writing they would like to temporarily suspend review, until the time they submit in writing they would like to resume review. The clock also stops during administrative appeals. Penalties are included for noncompliance by local governments. A 10% discount on fees must be provided to the applicant for exceedance of the time allowed by up to 20%. If the timeframe exceeds 20% the discount must be 20%. Counties can avoid penalty requirements by choosing 3 of the following options: 1. imposing cost recovery based fees. 2. entering into an interlocal with another jurisdiction to share permitting staff and resources. 3. maintaining and budgeting on-call permitting assistance for high permit volumes for staffing level impacts. 4. budgeting for new positions contingent on increased permit revenue. 5. requiring public hearings for only the application that are required to do so by statute. 6. make preapplication meetings optional rather than mandatory. 7. make housing types an outright permitted use in all zones where the housing type is permitted. 8. all outside professional with appropriate licenses to certify components of applications consistent with their license. 9. meeting with the applicant to attempt to resolve outstanding issues during the review process. The meeting must be scheduled within 14 days of a 2nd request for corrections. After 1/1/26, if you've adopted at least 3 measures to avoid penalties but you are still not meeting the permitting deadlines at least half the time. Commerce is required to develop guidance and provide technical assistance to help local governments adopt full cost-recovery fee structures.
HB 1520 Fentanyl 1/23/23 H Community Safe Support Monitoring Mosbrucker Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1524 Prime contractor retainage 1/23/23 H Labor & Workpl Bronoske Public Works Contracting & Procurement
HB 1525 Apprenticeships/child care 1/23/23 H Human Svc, You Fosse Public Works Contracting & Procurement
HB 1527 Tax increment financing 1/23/23 H Finance Wylie Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
HB 1530 Law enf. employ. eligibility 1/24/23 H Community Safe Cortes Public Safety
HB 1532 Turn signal in roundabouts 1/24/23 H Transportation Doglio Safety
HB 1538 Special district malfeasance 1/24/23 H Community Safe Griffey Other
HB 1540 Driver training/large veh. 1/24/23 H Transportation Hutchins Safety
HB 1544 Shoreline program review 2/3/23 H Rules R Support High Alvarado Land Use Amends the mandatory SMP update schedule from 8 years to 10 years.
HB 1553 Batteries/environment 1/24/23 H Env & Energy Support Medium Street Solid Waste Management Pretty much a companion to the Senate version of the bill. Creates a product stewardship program for all portable and medium format batteries regardless of chemistry.
HB 1556 Property tax rebates 1/24/23 H Finance Berg Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1563 Medical use of cannabis 2/6/23 H Rules R Kloba Public Safety
HB 1578 Wildland fire safety 1/25/23 H Ag&Nr Support Medium Springer Natural Resources & Environment,Public Health for LSC WSAC Requires DNR to assess areas at significant wildfire risk, by decade, for a period not less than 30 years. The assessment must utilize an analysis of climate influence on wildfire risk and provide enough detail for landowners, the public, local governments, etc. to address wildfire risk. DNR must work with local authorities to develop evacuation strategies for areas identified at significant wildfire risk. DNR must also lead a project to provide emergency disaster and evacuation plan messaging to public at department-managed sites. DNR is also required to do the following: 1. expand its community resilience planning 2. participate in cross-agency management planning and response efforts related to wildfire smoke 3. coordinate with local officials and agencies to identify smoke respite sites in high risk areas 4. leverage community resilience planning to ensure residents and community organizations are provided information about services and programs to improve indoor air quality in homes. 5. by 7/1/2024 implement a postwildfire debris flow program 6. by 12/31/2024 have established a structure for a state-sponsored burned area emergency stabilization and response team and make recommendations regarding the appropriate number of teams needed, funding necessary to deploy the teams, the implementation of hazard mitigation, and provide capacity-building for local communities to establish local teams.
HB 1579 Independent prosecutions 1/26/23 H Community Safe Oppose High Stonier Public Safety
HB 1580 Children in crisis 1/26/23 H Human Svc, You Callan Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1582 Right turns 1/25/23 H Transportation Ryu Safety
HB 1587 Spirit tax/veterans' orgs. 1/26/23 H Reg Subst & Ga Shavers Human Services,Veterans
HB 1595 Cannabis excise tax 2/2/23 H Reg Subst & Ga Chambers Public Safety
HB 1596 Affordable housing incentive 1/25/23 H Local Govt Neutral Monitoring Kloba County Government,Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services Allows a county governing authority to create an affordable housing incentive program for unincorporated areas to preserve affordable housing. The program must include qualifying standards for very low-income household rental housing. Standards must include rent limits and income guidelines consistent with local housing needs to assist household that cannot afford market rate housing. Qualifying single family residences are exempt from property tax for six successive years under the program. The exemption is renewable. Participation in the program may be limited to: 1. particular targeted areas that present particular risk of displacement or that provide unique affordable housing opportunities; 2. Detached dwelling units that are accessory to a single family dwelling. There are penalties for property owners that apply for the program, are accepted, but do not comply with the terms and conditions of the law.
HB 1597 Public records act requests 1/26/23 H State Govt & T Support High Springer Public Records/Open Meetings
HB 1598 Jury diversity 1/26/23 H Civil R & Judi Hackney Public Safety
HB 1602 Communications/criminal 1/26/23 H Community Safe Graham Public Safety
HB 1607 Juvenile statements 1/26/23 H Human Svc, You Hackney Public Safety
HB 1608 Anaphylaxis meds./schools 1/26/23 H Education Support Medium Bronoske Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1611 Local government permitting 1/26/23 H Housing Oppose High Reed Land Use Local governments planning under the GMA with a population of 20K or more are required to adopt or amend ordinances or resolutions to comply with the requirements of the bill by 3/1/2024. All others by 3/1/2025. Permitting requirements are amended to require that local governments must make a determination of completeness for residential use permit applications within 14 days rather than the current 28. If a local government notifies an applicant that additional information is required, they must notify the applicant within 7 days with a determination of completeness after the information requested is received. Residential permit review timeframes are also amended as follows: 1. 120 days for five or fewer dwelling units. 2. 180 days for 6 to 101 dwelling units. 3. 270 days for more than 102 dwelling units. If permit review timeframes are exceeded, they shall be deemed approved if: 1. the permit is for more than five dwelling units and at least 20% are affordable to low-income households; or 2. the permit is for more than five dwelling units and all units are affordable to moderate-income households. To determine the number of days elapsed for processing the permit, the following periods are excluded: 1. Any period during which the applicant has be asked for corrections or other actions. 2. During the preparation of an EIS. 3. During administrative appeals. 4. Any mutually agreed upon time extension. Any substantial revision by the applicant resets the clock. The time limits to do not apply to new fully contained communities as provided for in RCW 36.70A.350. Counties also lose the opportunity to collect REET on the first sale of any residential or mixed use involving residential use real property for which a permit was sought if the time frames are exceeded.
HB 1613 Controlled sub. possession 1/26/23 H Community Safe Rule Behavioral Health,Human Services
HB 1621 Local government procurement 1/26/23 H Local Govt Ryu Public Works Contracting & Procurement
HB 1625 Rent controls/local gov. 1/26/23 H Housing Pollet Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1628 Real estate excise tax 1/26/23 H Local Govt Chopp County Government,Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
HB 1649 Prejudgment interest 1/27/23 H Civil R & Judi Oppose High Hackney Liability/Risk Pool
HB 1650 Cannabis prohibitions 1/27/23 H Reg Subst & Ga Neutral Monitoring Wylie Land Use Removes the ability for the county legislative authority to ban cannabis retailers. Requires any ban be approved by a public vote.
HB 1651 Infraction debt 1/30/23 H Transportation Reeves Public Safety
HB 1654 Behavior support homes 1/30/23 H Human Svc, You Harris Behavioral Health,Human Services
HB 1661 Mobile crisis intervention 1/30/23 H Innov, Comm & Maycumber Behavioral Health,Human Services,Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1664 Env. justice council/rural 1/30/23 H Env & Energy Support Low Goehner Natural Resources & Environment Requires that at least 50% of the membership of the environmental justice council be comprised of persons who reside in a rural county. The Governor is required to reappoint the membership of the council by 12/31/2023 to meet the requirement.
HB 1667 Prevailing wage 1/30/23 H Labor & Workpl Schmidt Public Works Contracting & Procurement
HB 1668 Vehicular homicide/survivors 1/30/23 H Community Safe Donaghy Public Safety
HB 1669 Auto theft authority account 1/30/23 H Approps Chambers Public Safety
HB 1670 Property tax limit factor 1/30/23 H Finance Support High Ormsby County Government,General Government,Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue Changes the current limitation on property tax growth for local governments every year from a maximum of 1% to a maximum of 1% plus population change and inflation, not to exceed 3%.
HB 1674 Roadway users/trucks & SUVs 1/30/23 H Transportation Ramel Safety
HB 1676 Special ed. early support 1/30/23 H Human Svc, You Senn Developmental Disabilities,Human Services
HB 1686 Salmon recovery 1/31/23 H Ag&Nr Neutral Monitoring Lekanoff Salmon and Riparian Creates the joint salmon and recovery committee in the legislature.
HB 1689 Forest practices in cities 1/31/23 H Ag&Nr Neutral Monitoring Doglio Natural Resources & Environment Allows cities to regulate forest practices for all forestland within their jurisdictions.
HB 1695 Surplus property/housing 1/31/23 H Housing Neutral Monitoring Alvarado County Government Adds affordable housing to the definition of public benefit for which governments can dispose of surplus property.
HB 1702 Senior citizens local tax 2/1/23 H Local Govt Support Medium Orcutt County Government,General Government,Human Services Authorizes rural counties to collect a .01 percent sales tax credit against the state portion of the sales tax. Any revenue collected must be used solely for senior citizen programs. A rural county has the same mean as in RCW 82.14.370.
HB 1705 Stormwater facilities/county 2/1/23 H Local Govt Griffey Utilities
HB 1706 Microenterprise home kitchen 2/1/23 H Local Govt Oppose High Entenman Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1711 Internet projects/tribes 2/1/23 H Finance Chapman Broadband
HB 1713 Health care/rural areas 2/1/23 H HC/Wellness Maycumber Behavioral Health,Human Services
HB 1718 Parks/health & wellness 2/1/23 H HC/Wellness Support Medium Rule Public Health for LSC WSAC
HB 1720 Riparian grant program 2/2/23 H Ag&Nr Support Medium Chapman Salmon and Riparian Replacement for HB 1215 creating a grant program for riparian restoration.
HB 1735 GMA/net ecological gain 2/2/23 H Env & Energy Support Low Lekanoff Salmon and Riparian Net ecological gain is added to the list of additional elements that a comp plan may include under the GMA. A definition for "net ecological gain" is added to the GMA. WDFW is required to adopt rules that establish criteria for NEG and consistency with salmon recovery plan for counties and cities that voluntary adopt an NEG element into their comp plans. A joint oversight body on NEG is established for the purpose of identifying criteria for, and a system for implementing, NEG on public projects. Counties are not on the oversight body. Grants of up to $100,000 (if funding is provided) are provided for local governments that choose to voluntary adopt an NEG element.
HB 1746 State broadband map 2/3/23 H Innov, Comm & Ryu Broadband
HB 1751 Sex offender facility siting 2/3/23 H Community Safe Couture Public Safety
HB 1756 Energy/tax 2/3/23 H Finance Support Medium Ramel County Government This bill creates an exemption for personal property owned by a taxpayer and used for the generation of renewable energy from state property taxes. The exemption is granted for 10 or 15 years. Taxpayers granted an exemption must pay an excise tax imposed on the privilege of using qualified renewable energy generating systems. All revenue from the excise tax may be only be used for qualified local counties and school districts. The counties receive 42.5% of the tax. Tribes receive 15% and schools 42.5%. A qualified county means a county that has a renewable energy system that receives a tax exemption from state property taxes.
HB 1757 Farmers/sales tax remittance 2/6/23 H Finance Concerns Monitoring Corry County Government Appears to exempt purchases by farmers from sales tax. It is not clear if the local portion sales tax is also included.
HB 1761 Property tax exemption 2/6/23 H Finance Neutral Monitoring Christian County Government Raises the exemption threshold for personal property subject to taxation from 15k to 40k,
HB 1769 Juvenile records 2/6/23 H Human Svc, You Cortes Public Safety
HB 1773 Apprenticeship objections 2/6/23 H Labor & Workpl Schmidt Public Works Contracting & Procurement
HB 1775 Salmon recovery/liability 2/6/23 H Ag&Nr Neutral Monitoring Lekanoff Salmon and Riparian Amends 77.85.050(5) by adding "a regional fisheries enhancement group" along with landowners to the section creating immunity from liability for property damage associated with a habitat restoration activity.
HB 1782 Wahkiakum county ferry 2/7/23 H Transportation McEntire Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
2SSB 5001 Public facility districts 2/6/23 S Ways & Means Neutral Monitoring Hawkins County Government,General Government Authorizes the creation of an additional public facility district by the legislative authority of the county or counties in which a previously created pfd exists.
SB 5003 Snohomish county judges 1/27/23 H Civil R & Judi Neutral Monitoring Lovick Public Safety
SSB 5005 Real property 2/2/23 S 2nd RdConsCal Pedersen Utilities
SSB 5006 Waiver of firearm rights 2/2/23 S 2nd Reading Neutral Monitoring Pedersen Behavioral Health,Public Safety
SSB 5010 Synthetic opioids/endanger. 1/26/23 S 2nd Reading Neutral Monitoring Wilson Behavioral Health,Public Safety
SB 5011 Persistent offenders/robbery 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Neutral Monitoring Wilson Public Safety
SB 5012 Columbia river third bridge 1/9/23 S Transportation Wilson Other
SB 5016 Homelessness 1/9/23 S Housing Concerns Low Fortunato Land Use,Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5017 Motor vehicles sales tax use 1/9/23 S Ways & Means Fortunato Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5018 Sales tax/transp. projects 1/9/23 S Transportation Fortunato Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5022 Fentanyl testing equipment 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Neutral Monitoring Muzzall Behavioral Health,Public Health for LSC WSAC,Public Safety
SB 5023 Roadside safety measures 2/2/23 S 2nd Reading Wilson Safety
SB 5027 American dream homes 1/9/23 S Housing Concerns Medium Fortunato Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use The GMA is amended to allow "American Dream Homes" until 12/31/2033. Counties must approve American Dream Home permit applications if certain criteria are met including exemption from impact fees, permitting fees are cumulatively no more than $1250, provisions are included to ensure that each home remains reserved for low-income households, the home conforms to the IRBC. American Dream Homes are authorized outside of UGAs? Counties are entitled to a retain the state portion of the sales tax on labor and services for construction of American Dream Homes and sales of tangible personal property that will be incorporated as an ingredient or component of such dwellings during construction, and labor and services for fixtures. Builders of American Dream Homes are allowed an annual credit against B&O Taxes of 4% of the gross selling price of the home. The value of the home is also exempt from property tax for 12 years. The exemption applies to the home and the underlying land.
SB 5032 DUI lookback & sentencing 2/1/23 S Ways & Means Neutral Monitoring Padden Public Safety
SSB 5033 Custodial sexual misconduct 2/2/23 S LAWDPS Neutral Monitoring Padden Public Safety
SB 5034 Vehicular pursuits 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Monitoring Padden Public Safety
SB 5035 Controlled sub. possession 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Neutral Monitoring Padden Public Safety
SB 5036 Audio-only telemedicine 2/3/23 H HC/Wellness Support Medium Muzzall Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5037 Natural gas/energy code 1/11/23 S Environment, E Support Medium Wilson County Government,Land Use The bill prohibits the state energy code from outlawing the use of nature gas for heating or other uses in any building.
SB 5041 Motor carrier safety 1/30/23 S Rules 2 Lovick Safety
SB 5042 Vascular neck restraints 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Neutral Monitoring Padden Public Safety
SSB 5045 ADU rental/property tax 1/26/23 S Ways & Means Kuderer County Government,Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use
SSB 5046 Postconviction counsel 1/20/23 S Ways & Means Monitoring Saldana Public Safety
SSB 5047 Voting rights act 1/30/23 S Rules 2 Concerns High Saldana County Government,Elections/Voting Makes changes to the voting rights act: 1. requires that the right to vote by construed liberally in favor of voters, including that minority groups have equitable access. 2. Allows a coalition of protected classes to be included as potential appellants or aggrieved parties in polarized voting if they are cohesive - meaning they tend to prefer the same candidates or electoral choices - but the group is not required to demonstrate each represented group is cohesive - only that the coalition is cohesive. 3. Changes the definition of protected class to include a minority group in WA state, not just as defined in Federal law. 4. Specifies that the court is not required to consider partisanship as an explanation for polarized voting exists. 5. Specifies that the equal opportunity to elect may include consideration of crossover districts and that lack of geographic connection of a protected class is not justification for precluding a violation. 6. Adds increasing the number of county commissioners as a remedy for a violation. 7. Authorizes organizations with members in the jurisdiction to file suit rather than just voters. 8. Prohibits the court from giving deference to a proposed remedy by the political subdivision. 9. Allow the organization or person who sent the notice to the political subdivision to be reimbursed up to $50k for costs incurred if the court issues an order accepting a proposed remedy. 10. Allows the court require payment of reasonable attorney fees and other costs, including cost incurred before filing, if plaintiffs are successful in action to enforce the chapter. Counties are not allowed to recover costs. Success includes any action altering the political subdivision's behavior.
SB 5049 Firearm theft 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Neutral Monitoring Wilson Public Safety
SB 5055 Private prison contracting 1/9/23 S Human Services Neutral Monitoring Padden Public Safety
SB 5056 Habitual property offenders 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Neutral Monitoring Padden Public Safety
SB 5057 Energy standards/commercial 1/11/23 S Environment, E Concerns Medium Mullet County Government Delays until 2027 the implementation requirements for tier 2 commercial buildings to comply with the energy performance standards developed by Commerce. Requires WSU to convene a work group to report on the financial impacts to state-owned buildings required to comply and to make recommendations to the legislature regarding energy efficiency in the building sector. Local government buildings are not included in the work group's consideration nor are they represented on the work group.
SB 5059 Prejudgment interest 1/27/23 S Ways & Means Concerns High Kuderer Liability/Risk Pool
SB 5060 Rental & vacant properties 1/9/23 S Housing Kuderer County Government,Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use
SB 5061 Personnel records 1/9/23 S Labor & Comm Concerns Monitoring Kuderer Labor/Pensions
SB 5067 County legislative meetings 1/26/23 S 2nd Reading Support Medium Dozier County Government,Public Records/Open Meetings
SB 5068 Motor vehicle sales tax 1/9/23 S Ways & Means MacEwen Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5069 Interstate cannabis agrmts. 1/26/23 S 2nd Reading Neutral Monitoring Rivers Public Safety
SB 5070 Nonfatal strangulation 1/27/23 S Ways & Means Neutral Monitoring Nobles Public Safety
SB 5075 Judicial sentencing database 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Neutral Monitoring Wilson Public Safety
SB 5076 Domestic violence arrests 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Wilson Public Safety
SSB 5080 Cannabis social equity 2/1/23 S Ways & Means Neutral Monitoring Saldana County Government,Land Use,Public Safety Beginning 1/1/2023 the LCB may, in its sole discretion, increase the number of cannabis retailer licenses for the social equity program based on the most recent census data and the annual population estimates published by OFM. Licenses may be issued as part of the social equity program regardless of local allocations. Fees for issuance of social equity program licenses are waived through 12/31/2029.
SSB 5081 Victim notification 2/3/23 H Community Safet Neutral Monitoring Nobles Public Safety
SSB 5082 Advisory votes 1/26/23 S 2nd Reading Monitoring Kuderer Elections/Voting
SB 5084 Self-insured pensions/fund 1/18/23 S Ways & Means Monitoring Braun Labor/Pensions
SSB 5087 Defects and omissions 2/3/23 H Civil R & Judi Pedersen Public Safety
SB 5091 Hydrogen fuel cells 1/11/23 S Business, Fin King Utilities
SB 5092 Hybrid vehicles/tax ex. 1/9/23 S Ways & Means King Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SSB 5093 Climate response strategy 1/30/23 S Ways & Means Neutral Monitoring Rolfes Natural Resources & Environment,Other Implementing a process for update the state's climate resilience strategy and requiring regular update intervals. Local governments are to be included in the planning.
SSB 5094 Water system plans/climate 2/3/23 S Ways & Means Rolfes Utilities
SB 5095 Parks/health & wellness 1/24/23 S Ways & Means Support Medium Nobles Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5099 Estate tax/extraordinary rev 1/9/23 S Ways & Means Braun Developmental Disabilities,Human Services
SB 5104 Marine shoreline habitat 1/30/23 S Ways & Means Support Low Salomon Land Use,Natural Resources & Environment Requires WDFW to conduct and maintain a baseline survey of Puget Sound marine shorelines. It must be updated on a regular two-year cycle.
SSB 5106 County district boundaries 2/2/23 S 2nd RdConsCal Neutral Monitoring Hunt County Government,General Government
SB 5108 Law enf. training/regional 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Padden Public Safety
2SSB 5112 Voter registration 2/6/23 S Rules 2 Neutral Monitoring Hunt Elections/Voting
SB 5116 Bail fund oversight 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Monitoring Padden Public Safety
SB 5117 State building code council 1/11/23 S State Govt & E Neutral Monitoring Wilson Land Use The bill removes exceptions to the uniform plumbing code in 19.27.170. It also adds one additional member to the state building code council from the private sector - specifically, someone from an investor or consumer-owned utility. Training on the rules of public procedure and ethics in public service are required. The managing Director requires confirmation from the Senate. New requirements are added for new code adoption, code amendments, and appointment of technical advisory committees.
SB 5118 Multifamily property tax ex. 1/9/23 S Housing Neutral Monitoring Kuderer County Government The bill would allow properties qualifying for the MFTE and approved by the eligible county to extend their tax exemption from 12 years to 99 years if the applicant commits to renting or selling at least 35% (rather than 20%) of the multifamily housing square footage as affordable housing. Land value is also added to the exemptions for all projects qualifying for the MFTE and approved by the county. The previous 12 year exemption option is eliminated entirely.
SSB 5120 23-hr crisis relief centers 1/30/23 S Ways & Means Support Low Dhingra Behavioral Health,Human Services,Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5122 Ambulance transport fund 2/2/23 S Rules 2 Cleveland Public Safety
SSB 5128 Jury diversity 1/13/23 S Ways & Means Concerns Monitoring Trudeau Public Safety
SB 5130 Assisted outpatient treat. 1/20/23 S Rules 2 Neutral Monitoring Frame Behavioral Health,Human Services
SB 5132 Assaulting law enf. officers 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Neutral Monitoring McCune Public Safety
SSB 5133 Responsible bidder criteria 1/30/23 S Ways & Means Keiser Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SSB 5134 Reentry services & supports 1/27/23 S Ways & Means Wilson Behavioral Health,Human Services,Public Safety
SB 5135 Solitary confinement 1/9/23 S Human Services Wilson Public Safety
SB 5144 Batteries/environment 1/11/23 S Environment, E Support Medium Stanford Solid Waste Management The bill creates a product stewardship program for portable and medium format batteries.
SB 5149 Death penalty 1/9/23 S Law & Justice Wagoner Public Safety
SSB 5154 Solid waste management 2/3/23 S RecComm Support High Rolfes Solid Waste Management Creates an EPR program for product packaging and paper products. This bill also includes a bottle deposit system similar to Oregon.
SB 5157 Water infra. projects 1/11/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Support Medium Torres Water This bill proposes a new program to manage an investment of $5B in critical water infrastructure projects using a combination of federal funding and a dedicated portion of the biennial capital budget appropriation. The bill requires the program be administered for the following objectives: 1. Increasing water availability for out-of-stream uses. 2. Reducing flood risk, protecting again flood damage, and restoring areas where flooding occurred. 3. Improving fish passage. 4. Reducing stormwater pollution from existing development. The program must be administered as a competitive grant program. Applications will be distribute to the office of Columbia River, office of Chehalis Basin, or the fish passage barrier removal board, for evaluation and ranking based on the programs objectives. The legislature will appropriate funding based on the rankings. OCR will evaluate and rank projects for out-of-stream uses. OCB will evaluate and rank projects for flooding objectives. The fish passage barrier removal board will evaluate and rank projects for improving fish passage. Ecology will evaluate and rank projects for reducing stormwater pollution. Approximately equal funding will be allocated among the objectives. All applicants must provide 25% matching funds.
SB 5159 Shoreline program review 1/27/23 S Rules 2 Support High Torres Land Use Amends requirements for local governments to update their SMP regulations from every 8 years to every 10 years. This bill is needed to align with the update from 8 years to 10 years as approved last year for comprehensive planning cycles.
SB 5162 Transportation budget 1/9/23 S Transportation Liias Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5164 Transportation budget, supp. 1/9/23 S Transportation Liias Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5165 Electric transm. planning 1/11/23 S Environment, E Neutral Monitoring Nguyen Land Use This is a companion to HB 1192 Among requirements for utility providers, this bill expands EFSEC's authority to make recommendations to the Governor for the siting of new or the enlargement of existing electrical transmission facilities under the following conditions: 1. the nominal voltage is at least 500,00 volts, 2. the transmission facility is located in more than one county, and 3. the transmission facility is located in the Washington service area of more than one retail electric utility.
SB 5167 EFSEC/alt. energy processing 1/11/23 S Environment, E Support Medium Boehnke Land Use This bill eliminates the opportunity for an applicant of a solar or wind energy facility to apply to EFSEC for site certification through the expedited process if the site is designated by the county as agricultural resource land.
SB 5178 Highways/large debris 1/9/23 S Transportation Fortunato Safety
SB 5183 Personal needs allowance 1/27/23 S Ways & Means Neutral Monitoring Liias Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SSB 5189 Behavioral health support 2/1/23 S Ways & Means Trudeau Behavioral Health,Human Services
SB 5190 Middle housing 1/13/23 S Housing Neutral Monitoring Trudeau Land Use This is a companion to HB 1110. This bill is about middle housing. It modifies 36.70A.030's definition of "rural governmental service" by striking "transportation and public transit services, and other public utilities" associated with rural development... It requires every city with a population of 6K or more, or any city w/in a contiguous UGA with a city w/a population above 200k required to plan under the GMA to authorize: 1. the development of at least 4 units per lot on all residential lots; 2. the development of at least 6 units per lot on all residential lots if 2 of the 6 are affordable; 3. the development of 6 units per lot on all residential lots w/in 1/2 mile of a major transit stop.
SB 5200 Capital budget 1/9/23 S Ways & Means Mullet Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5203 Climate change/planning 1/11/23 S Loc Gov, Land Neutral Monitoring Lovelett Land Use Companion to HB 1181 Amends the GMA to require most counties to address climate change impacts in their comp plans through the adoption of a new mandatory climate change and resiliency goal and a climate change and resiliency element composed of two subelements, a ghg emissions reduction subelement and a resiliency subelement, in comp plans. There are also changes to the land use element, the capital facilities element, and the transportation element. 13 counties are required to included strategies to reduce GHGs and VMTs in compliance with the GHG emission reduction subelement including Benton, Clark, Franklin, Grant, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane, Thurston, Whatcom, and Yakima. These same counties are also required to meet the new requirements in the transportation element. Counties over 20,000 that plan under the GMA must meet the new requirements in the land use element and rural element (although there are no changes to the rural element in the bill?). All counties planning under the GMA are required to meet the requirements in the resiliency subelement. Actions to to comply with the bill are not subject to SEPA appeal. A funding contingency requirement is included.
SB 5222 Litter control program 1/23/23 S Environment, E Support Low Wilson Solid Waste Management Requires Ecology to oversee a network of volunteers who agree to participate in the "pick it up WA" program. Ecology is required to advertise and promote the program and create and manage a list of volunteers who agree to particpate.
SB 5224 Homelessness services/perf. 1/10/23 S Housing Wilson Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SB 5229 Site readiness grants 1/20/23 S Ways & Means Support Medium Frame County Government,Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue This bill amends criteria for CERB to award grant funding to projects in rural communities or a rural county that cannot demonstrate convincing evidence that a specific private development or expansion is ready to occur and will occur only if the public facility improvement is made by adding the costs of achieving site readiness to the list of eligible funding uses. After 12/31/2028, grants for the various uses in such projects are limited to $200,000.
SB 5233 Petroleum storage tanks 1/11/23 S Environment, E Wellman Other
SB 5235 Accessory dwelling units 1/11/23 S Loc Gov, Land Shewmake Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use
SB 5245 Biosolids 1/12/23 S Environment, E Concerns Medium Wilson Natural Resources & Environment,Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5250 Property tax exemptions 1/11/23 S Ways & Means Shewmake Human Services,Veterans
SB 5251 Commercial driver's licenses 1/30/23 S Rules 2 Valdez Safety
SB 5254 Leasing of state lands 1/12/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Support Medium Van De Wege Natural Resources & Environment Changes RCW 79.13.010 to require that any proposed lease of state lands involving 250 acres or more, except for ag or grazing leases, be approved by the Board of Natural Resources.
SSB 5256 Child welfare housing 2/1/23 S Ways & Means Saldana Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SB 5258 Condos and townhouses 1/11/23 S Law & Justice Neutral Monitoring Shewmake Land Use RCW 58.17.060 is amended to require that all counties include in their short plat regulations procedure for unit lot subdivisions allowing division of a parent lot into separately owned unit lots. Portion of the parent lot not subdivided for individual lots shall be owned in common by the owners of the individual unit lots, or by a homeowner's association comprised of the owners of the individual lots.
SB 5266 Riparian areas 1/12/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Support Medium Shewmake Salmon and Riparian Companion to HB 1215. See write up on HB 1215.
SSB 5268 Public works procurement 1/30/23 S Ways & Means Hasegawa General Government,Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SB 5273 Employee information/unions 1/11/23 S Labor & Comm Concerns Monitoring Valdez Labor/Pensions
SB 5279 Housing equity property 2/3/23 S Ways & Means Wilson Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SB 5287 Wind turbine blade recycling 2/2/23 S 2nd Reading Support Medium Wilson Solid Waste Management Requires WSU Extension to conduct a study on the feasibility of recycling wind turbine blades.
SB 5290 Local permit review 1/12/23 S Loc Gov, Land Support Medium Mullet Land Use Amends 36.70B.140 to require that local governments exclude project permits for interior alteration from site plan review, provided the interior remodeling does not result in the following: 1. additional bedrooms. 2. nonconformity with FEMA substantial improvement thresholds. 3. increase the size or the valuation to require upgraded fire access or fire suppression systems. Subject to appropriated funding, Commerce is instructed to establish a consolidated permit review grant program. Grants may be awarded to any local government that commits to the following building permit review consolidation requirements: 1. issuing final decisions on residential building permits within 45 business or 90 calendar days, including consolidated review with all departments. A local govt may contract with a 3rd party provider to assist with the review. 2. establish a fee structure enabling sustaining the consolidated permit review within 45 days or 90 calendar days. The fee structure must be determined by 8/1/2023. 3. Report quarterly to Commerce including the average and max time for permit review. 4. If unsuccessful in meeting the 45/90 day review, the county must enter a 90-day probationary period. If the county cannot meet the 45/90 day review after the probationary period, they are no longer eligible for grants. Subject to available funding, Commerce is directed to establish a grant program to provide funding for cities and counties to update their permit review process to digital. Subject to available funding, Commerce must convene a digital permitting process work group to examine potential license and permitting software for local governments to encourage streamlined and efficient permit review. Counties are included in the work group. The work group must evaluate the benefits and costs associated with a statewide permitting software system.
SB 5294 Retirement system funding 1/11/23 S Ways & Means Support Medium Rolfes Labor/Pensions
SSB 5299 Law enf. officer protection 2/2/23 S LAWDPS Braun Public Safety
SSB 5301 Commerce housing programs 2/3/23 S Ways & Means Mullet Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SB 5302 Adult family homes/prop. tax 1/17/23 S Human Services Mullet County Government,Developmental Disabilities,Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services Paul
SB 5309 Petroleum transportation/tax 1/12/23 S Ways & Means Lovelett Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5312 Clean energy/residential 1/13/23 S Loc Gov, Land Neutral Monitoring Lovelett County Government Establishing an R-PACER program in Washington State.
SB 5313 Murder in the first degree 1/12/23 S Law & Justice Neutral Monitoring MacEwen Public Safety
SB 5320 Journey level electricians 1/12/23 S Labor & Comm Saldana Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SB 5332 Homeless camps/schools, etc. 1/13/23 S Loc Gov, Land Neutral Monitoring King Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SB 5334 Affordable housing funding 1/13/23 S Loc Gov, Land Lovelett Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SSB 5339 Free school meals 2/1/23 S Ways & Means Support Low Nobles Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5350 PERS/TRS 1 benefit increase 1/12/23 S Ways & Means Neutral Monitoring Conway County Government See write up on companion HB 1057
SB 5352 Vehicular pursuits 1/13/23 S Law & Justice Lovick Public Safety
SB 5353 Voluntary stewardship prog. 1/14/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Support High Wagoner Natural Resources & Environment Amends VSP by removing the requirement the deadline for a county to opt in. Makes counties opting in at any time eligible for funding.
SB 5356 Procurement/automated system 1/14/23 S Environment, E Hasegawa Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SB 5357 Detached ADUs 1/14/23 S Loc Gov, Land Support Medium Gildon Land Use Authorizes counties to allow detached ADUs outside UGA subject to certain conditions: 1. No more than one per parcel 2. The ADU must meet water availability requirements 3. The ADU must meet sewer/septic requirements 4. The ADU is not larger than 1296 square feet 5. The construction is similar to that of the primary dwelling 6. The ADU utilizes the same driveway as the primary dwelling County regulations authorizing ADUs prior to this bill are not impacted.
SB 5360 Vehicle combinations 1/13/23 S Transportation MacEwen Safety
SSB 5361 Law enf. officers/increase 1/27/23 S Ways & Means Holy Public Safety
SB 5365 Vapor and tobacco/minors 1/13/23 S Labor & Comm Support Medium Saldana Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5366 Utility shutoffs/heat 1/14/23 S Environment, E Nguyen Public Health for LSC WSAC,Utilities
SB 5372 Trust land transfer program 1/14/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Support Medium Rolfes Natural Resources & Environment This bill implements the recommendations from the TLT Workgroup. Implementing recommendations from the TLT working group. this is a slightly different version of the other bill with a different title. DNR is authorized to created and manage a trust land transfer program. DNR is required to prioritize the acquisition of working farms and forests when acquiring replacement trust lands when it can be demonstrated that the trust fiduciary responsibilities can be better fulfilled with these lands. DNR is required to administer the TLT program as follows: 1. virtually anyone may nominate a parcel of state land or state forestland for the TLT program. 2. DNR is required to perform an initial review to determine whether the transfer of a nominated parcel is in the best interest of the trust and whether a public agency is willing to take ownership and is capable of managing it for the public benefit. 3. If DNR finds the transfer is in the best interest of the trust and there is a public agency willing to take ownership, it shall consult with potentially affected tribes to identify and address cultural resource issues. 4. After initial review and tribal consultation, DNR may submit parcels to an advisory committee to evaluate and prioritize nominated parcels. 5. DNR, with approval of the Board, shall determine the final, prioritized list of TLT parcels to submit to the legislature for funding. If a legislative appropriation includes a TLT parcel and the board determines the transfer is in the best interest of the trust, DNR shall complete the transfer. Various other changes are made to state statutes to enable DNR to operate the program as described. Amendments are made to RCW 79.22.060 to allow DNR to retain all proceeds from real property transferred or disposed of to buy replacement forestland for the benefit of the county from which the property was originally. The legislative authority is also authorized to request in writing that DNR distribute a percentage of the proceeds associated with valuable materials. DNR is obligated to distribute the requested percentage if the Board approves. RCW 79.19.020 is amended to remove the limit of 1,500 acres being held in the land bank at one time. Changes are made to the state forestland pool authorized in RCW 79.22.140. The limit of 10,000 acres being contained in the pool is removed. The population requirement of under 25,000 to be eligible to participate in the pool is also removed. A section (6) is added stipulating that replacement forestlands may be acquired in counties proximate to the county or counties that will benefit from the replacements if the proximate county is willing to enter into a proximate county agreement as described in WSAC's policy. Proximate counties will receive PILT from encumbered lands being placed into conservation status in the counties that will benefit from the replacement lands and proximate counties are prohibited from objecting harvest activity or other revenue-producing activity on the replacement lands. If a proximate county terminates the agreement, that county is liable for the total value of the replacement state forestlands to the county or counties to which the benefits from the state forestlands are directed.
SSB 5374 County critical areas 1/27/23 S Rules 2 Concerns Medium Short Land Use Amends the GMA to allow cities with a population below 25k to adopt the county's CAO by reference to satisfy its requirements to protect critical areas. We will need to amend this bill.
SB 5378 Voter education 1/14/23 S State Govt & E Neutral Medium Kauffman Elections/Voting
SB 5380 Clean energy siting 1/25/23 S Environment, E Nguyen Land Use,Utilities The Interagency Clean Energy Siting Coordinating Council is created, consisting of various state agencies with key roles in siting clean energy projects. The responsibilities of the council include: 1. identifying actions to improve siting and permitting of projects. 2. Tracking federal government efforts for improvements. 3. Conducting outreach to parties with interests in clean energy siting and permitting. 4. Establishing work groups as need to focus on specific energy types. 5. Creation of an industry clean energy siting advisory committee and any others deemed necessary. 6. Updating the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs. The Council shall also advise Commerce in contracting with a 3rd party to evaluate the state agency siting and permitting processes and related federal and state regulatory requirements, identify models successfully used in other states for similar project, and develop recommendation for improving processes. The Council must also pursue the development of a consolidated clean energy application similar to a JARPA for, at a minimum, state permits need for clean energy projects. They must also explore development of a consolidated permit for clean energy projects. The second part of the bill establishes a process for applicants to apply to Commerce for designation as a clean energy project of statewide significance and identifies regulatory assistance available to projects so designated. Commerce is designated as the lead state agency for implementing a fully coordinated clean energy permitting process available to designated clean energy projects of statewide significance that do not apply to EFSEC. Ecology is required to assist project proponent with coordination of state and local regulatory procedures, including environmental review and permitting. The application for designation of clean energy projects of statewide significance must include: 1. information regarding project location 2. information sufficient to demonstrate the project qualifies as a clean energy project 3. an explanation of how the project contributes to the state's achievement of the GHG emission limits and is consistent with the state energy strategy 4. an explanation of how the project is expected to contribute to the state economic development goals, including employment 5. A plan for meaningful engagement with tribes 6. A description of potential community benefits and impacts, a plan for meaningful engagement with the community in the project development, and an explanation of how the applicant might use a community benefit agreement or other legal document that stipulates the benefits the developer agrees to fund or furnish in exchange for community support of the project, and 7. Other information required by Commerce. Commerce must review and approve (if they meet the right criteria) applications for designation as a clean energy project of statewide significance. Commerce must assign a clean energy navigator to each designated project whose responsibilities include: 1. assisting with the initial assessment and, if the project proponent opts to use the fully coordinated permitting process, assist them. 2. Convening select partners from state and local governments, private entities, nongovernmental organizations, and others to support successful project completion. 3. Working with team members to expedite their action in furtherance of the project. Ecology is required to: 1. Act as the central point of contact for the project proponent for the coordinated permitting process for designated projects that do not apply to EFSEC and communicate with the project proponent about defined issues in coordination with clean energy navigators at Commerce. 2. Conduct an initial project assessment for coordination purposes. 3. Ensure the applicant has been informed of all the information needed to apply for the state and local permits that are included in the coordinated permitting process. 4. Facilitate communication between project proponents and agency staff. 5. Verify completion among participating agencies of administrative review and permit procedures. 6. Assist in resolving conflicts or inconsistencies. 7. Consult with potentially impacted tribes. 8. Engage with potentially affected overburdened communities. 9. Manage a fully coordinated permitting process. 10. Coordinate with local jurisdictions to fulfill permitting requirements. Once a project is designated by Commerce as a clean energy project of statewide significance, Ecology must do an initial assessment to determine the level of coordination needed within 60 days of Commerce's decision. An applicant of a designated clean energy project of statewide significance may submit a request to Ecology for participation in a fully coordinated permitting process. Designation as a fully coordinate project requires that: 1. The proponent enters into a cost reimbursement agreement. 2. The project is designated by Commerce as a clean energy project of statewide significance. 3. Ecology determines the project raises complex coordination, permit processing, or substantive permit review issues. For a fully coordinated permitting process, Ecology must serve as the main point of contact for the applicant and participating agencies. In carrying out its duties, Ecology must: 1. conduct the duties for the coordinated permitting. 2. reach out to tribal or federal jurisdictions responsible for issuing a permit for the project and invite them to participate or to receive periodic updates and reach out to local jurisdictions responsible for issuing permits and inform them of their obligations under this act. Within 30 days of designation by Ecology of a project accepted for the fully coordinated permitting process, Ecology shall convene a work plan meeting with the applicant and the participating permit agencies to develop a coordinated permitting process schedule. Each participating agency and the SEPA lead agency must send at least one representative qualified to discuss the applicability and timelines associated with all permits administered by that agency. Upon completion of the work plan meeting, Ecology must finalize the permitting process schedule and share it in writing, including participating counties. Counties with development projects designated as clean energy projects of statewide significance shall enter into an agreement with Ecology and the proponents for expediting completion of projects. Counties will be required to: 1. expedite permit processing for the design and construction of the project 2. expedite environmental review 3. expedite processing of requests for street, right-of-way, or easement vacations necessary for the construction of the project 4. make local officials or planning staff available to serve on the work plan team 5. develop and follow a plan for consultation with tribes 6. carry out other actions identified by Ecology as need for the process. Project proponents in a fully coordinated permitting process must enter into a cost-reimbursement agreement with Ecology to recover reasonable costs incurred by Ecology and participating agencies. Each participating agency in a fully coordinated permitting process retains its authority to make all decision on all substantive matters with regard to the respective component permit that is within its scope of its responsibility, including, but not limited to, the determination of permit application completeness, permit approval, approval with conditions, or denial. Part 3 of the bill adds a new section to SEPA (RCW 43.21C). Prior to issuing a threshold determination that a clean energy project proposal is likely to cause a significant adverse environmental impact, the lead agency must notify the applicant and explain in writing the basis for its anticipated DS. The applicant must be given the option of withdrawing or revising its application and checklist. When an EIS is required, a lead agency shall prepare a final EIS for clean energy projects within 24 months. There are additional requirements for coordinating with the applicant and other agencies for the EIS. Ecology is required to prepare nonproject environmental impact statements that assess and disclose the probable significant environmental impacts, and that identify related mitigation measures, for each of the following categories of projects: 1. Green electrolytic ore renewable hydrogen projects; 2. Solar energy projects located in the Columbia Basin. A lead agency conducting a project-level environmental review of a solar energy project proposal in the Columbia Basin or a green electrolytic or renewable hydrogen project proposal must adopt, where appropriate, a nonproject EIS prepared pursuant to section 302 of this act in order to identify and mitigate project-level impacts. When conducting project review of a project to construct or improve facilities for the generation, transmission, or distribution of electricity, a local government may not require a project applicant to demonstrate the necessity or utility of the project, other than to require submission of any publicly available documentation required by FERC. WSU is required to conduct a least-conflict pumped storage siting process. WSU must provide ample opportunities for tribes and stakeholders to engage in the process.
SB 5383 Pedestrians/roadways 1/16/23 S Transportation Saldana Safety
SB 5384 Walla Walla water 2050 plan 1/17/23 S Ag/Water/Natura Support Low Dozier Water Authorizing the Walla Walla 2050 plan.
SB 5387 Property tax/homestead 1/16/23 S Ways & Means Oppose High Wilson County Government,Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services This is an unfunded mandate. Administrative costs for implementation that counties would have to pay.
SB 5390 Forestlands/safe harbor 2/3/23 S Ways & Means Support Low Shewmake Natural Resources & Environment Creates safe harbor for private land owners. This was agreed to between private timber and the conservation community.
SB 5393 Health provider contracting 1/17/23 S Health & Long T Low Robinson
SB 5401 Motorcycles on laned roads 1/16/23 S Transportation Randall Safety
SB 5402 PTBA/limited law enforcement 1/16/23 S Law & Justice Randall Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5404 Cannabis revenue/local gov. 1/16/23 S Labor & Comm Support Medium Wagoner County Government,Public Safety
SB 5412 Land use permitting/local 1/18/23 S Loc Gov, Land Neutral Monitoring Salomon Land Use The GMA is amended to require that any required design review process only include clear and objective development regulations unless the structure is included in an historical register. Design review must be conducted concurrently with other reviews. SEPA (RCW 43.21C) is amended to require that all middle housing within UGAs be categorically exempt from SEP if they meet the following criteria: 1. The proposed development is consistent with the comp plan. 2. It would not exceed the density or intensity of used called for in the comp plan. 3. The comp plan was previously subjected to an EIS under SEPA, or the county has prepared un EIS that consider the proposed use or density and intensity of use in the area proposed for an exemption.
SB 5413 Housing for essential needs 1/17/23 S Human Services Wilson Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SSB 5415 Public defense/insanity 2/2/23 S RecComm Trudeau Public Safety
SB 5418 Definition of public work 1/18/23 S State Govt & E Conway Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SB 5426 Family connections program 1/17/23 S Human Services Support Low Kauffman Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5428 State procurement procedures 1/18/23 S State Govt & E Valdez Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SB 5430 Driver training/low-income 1/18/23 S Transportation Shewmake Safety
SB 5433 Derelict aquatic structures 1/19/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Neutral Monitoring Muzzall Natural Resources & Environment Authorizes public entities, like counties (state and local government agencies with ownership, management, or jurisdiction over the aquatic lands where a derelict structure is located) to remove, salvage, scrap, or dispose of a derelict aquatic structure found on or above aquatic lands within the jurisdiction of the authorized public entity. Derelict aquatic structures are over-water and in-water structure, where, as a result of catastrophic damage or disuse or neglect, condition exist that make the structure unsafe for use, pose a hazard, or pose risks to public health or safety or the surrounding environment. The bill includes liability protections for entities that don't exercise this authority and for those that do. The authorized public entity must provide proper notice before taking action to remove the derelict structure. A grant account is created and is authorized to provide up to 90% reimbursements for reasonable costs to remove derelict aquatic structures. Owners of derelict structures to be held responsible for reimbursing public entities for costs to remove or dispose of the owner's structure. The PCHB is designated as the agency to hear appeals on an authorized public entities decision to take possession of a structure under the bill.
SB 5434 Juvenile court jurisdiction 1/18/23 S Human Services Trudeau Public Safety
SB 5440 Competency evaluations 1/18/23 S Law & Justice Dhingra Public Safety
SB 5446 Firearms/local government 1/18/23 S Law & Justice Nguyen County Government,Public Safety
SB 5451 Long sentences review 1/18/23 S Law & Justice Frame Public Safety
SB 5452 Impact fee use 2/3/23 S Transportation Shewmake Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5455 Competitive telecomm. 1/27/23 S Environment, E Mullet Broadband
SB 5456 Minimum parking requirements 1/20/23 S Loc Gov, Land Oppose Medium Frame Land Use Companion to HB 1351 This bill prohibits counties planning under the GMA from imposing minimum parking requirements for new residential or commercial development in the following circumstances: 1. Within 1/2 mile of a transit stop that receives level 1 or 2 transit service. 2. Within 1/4 mile of a transit stop that receives level 3 transit service. A GMA-planning county may impose minimum parking requirements on an individual project in the circumstances described previously, provided that county makes written findings within 30 days of the receipt of a completed application that not doing so would have a substantially negative impact, supportive of a preponderance of the evidence in the record, on existing on-site residential or commercial parking within one-half mile of the development project. Counties may not impose minimum parking requirements for developments meeting 1 and 2 above, under any circumstances, if: 1. the housing development dedicates a minimum of 20% of the housing units to very low, low, or moderate-income households for a minimum of 12 years or 2. the housing development contains fewer than 20 housing units.
SB 5458 Port district public works 1/20/23 S Loc Gov, Land Kauffman Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SB 5459 Election info. requests 1/20/23 S State Govt & E Support Medium Hunt Elections/Voting
SB 5460 Irrigation & rehab districts 1/20/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Warnick Other
SB 5463 Juvenile access to attorney 1/19/23 S Human Services Lovick Public Safety
SB 5464 Electronics repair 1/20/23 S Environment, E Support Medium Stanford Solid Waste Management Companion to HB 1392. Requires, by 1/1/2024, an original manufacturer of digital electronic equipment and parts sold or used in Washington to make available to any independent repair provider and owner, on fair and reasonable terms, any part, tools, and documentation required for the diagnosis, maintenance, or repair of such equipment and parts. Public safety communications equipment manufacturers are exempt.
SB 5466 Transit-oriented development 1/20/23 S Loc Gov, Land Neutral Monitoring Liias Land Use WSDOT is instructed to create a new division or expand an existing one to provide technical assistance and award planning grants to cities to implement requirements of the bill, provide compliance review of any transit-oriented development, and mediate disputes between WSDOT, local governments, and project proponents. A grant program is created, in cooperation with Commerce, to assist in the financing of housing projects within rapid transit corridors. Local governments are among the eligible grantees. Projects eligible to receive grants must meet the following requirements: 1. be within 1/4 mile of a rapid transit corridor (light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit, ferry terminals, and bus stops); 2. comply with floor area ratio or net density minimums; 3. produce at least 100 unites of housing; and 4. include a covenant on the property requiring at least 20% of units to remain affordable for at least 99 years. 36.70A.030 is amended to include a definition for "floor area ratio", "major transit station," "station area," "station hub," and "transit oriented density." The GMA is amended to add a section prohibiting GMA-planning cities from enacting or enforcing any development regulation within a station area that would prohibit the siting of multifamily on any residential use parcel, and other requirements. The limitations in 36.70A.620 for minimum residential parking for housing units constructed after 7/1/19 for affordable housing, senior and disability housing, and market rate multifamily near transit are repealed. Counties are prohibited from requiring off-street parking as a condition of permitting development within a station area, except for off-street parking that is permanently marked for the exclusive use of individuals with disabilities. SEPA is amended in 43.21C.229 to "provide cities and counties with additional flexibility to accommodate infill as well as to facilitate the timely and certain deployment of sustainable transit-oriented development. It is also amended to require that any project action meeting the following criteria be categorically exempt from SEPA: 1. it is related to a proposed development that would fill in a station hub or station area; 2. it is related to a proposed multifamily residential development, mixed-use development, or commercial development, and it is not inconsistent with the comp plan and does not exceed density or intensity policies.
SB 5467 Controlled sub. possession 1/19/23 S Law & Justice Salomon Behavioral Health,Human Services
SB 5473 Project permit timelines 1/20/23 S Loc Gov, Land Support Medium Gildon Land Use This bill has been negotiated between AWB, WSAC, and AWC. 36.70B.020 is amended to change the definition for "project permit," removing building permits and adding "which do not require a comprehensive plan amendment to "site specific rezones." 36.70B.070 is amended to require that a notice of complete application be provided to the applicant within 20 days, rather than 28, and that the 20 days is calculated by counting 5 days per week, excluding holidays, rather than calendar days. This actually extends the deadline by one full week, plus holidays. Counties are required, if the application is deemed incomplete, to notify the applicant in writing that the procedural submission requirements of the local government have not been met and outline what is needed. When a project application is complete in (2) is changed to state "as outline in the permit application." The following is also added: Additional information or studies may be required or project modifications may be undertaken subsequent to the procedural review of the application by the local government. Also added: However, if the procedural submission requirements, as outlined on the project permit application have been provided, the need for additional information or studies may not preclude a completeness determination. Subsection (3) is also amended to include that "the determination of completeness may include or be combined with," and "the notice of application pursuant to the requirements in RCW 36.70A.110" is added to the list. That date upon which the application is deemed complete if the local government does not provide a written determination is changed to the 29th date after it is received. RCW 36.70B.080 is changed with regard to time periods counties have to review permits and issue a final decision. The current 120-day timeframe is changed to three different time frames: 1. 45 days for permits which do not require public notice; 2. 70 days for permits requiring public notice; and 3. 120 for permits requiring public notice and a public hearing. Jurisdictions are authorized to modify the timeframes and permits types as long as the modifications don't exceed 120 days. Calculating the days in review begins from the date of completeness to the date a final decision is issued. The number of days is calculated by counting 5 days per week, excluding holidays. Days do not include time periods between where the county has notified the applicant in writing that additional information is required and the day when responsive information is submitted. Time periods are also stopped when an applicant informs the local government, in writing, they would like to temporarily suspend review. Time periods are also stopped when an administrative appeal is filed. When time periods for review and decision are not met, the applicant is entitled to a discount on the permit fee. Discounts are 10% for up to 20% of the time frame exceeded, and 20% if the timeframe is exceeded by more than 20%. Counties can exempt themselves from the penalties for exceeding timeframes if they implement at least three of the following options: 1. collect fees that cover the full costs of permitting review; 2. enter into an interlocal agreement with another jurisdiction for sharing permitting staff and resources; 3. have on-call permitting assistance in place and budgeted for when volumes increase; 4. have new positions budgeted that are contingent on increased permit revenue; 5. adopt development regulations which only require public hearings for applications required to have a public hearing be statute; 6. adopt development regulations making preapplication meetings optional rather than mandatory; 7. adopt regulations making housing types an outright permitted use in all zones where housing type is permitted; 8. adopt a program allowing outside professionals with appropriate licenses to certify components of applications consistent with their license; 9. offer a meeting with applicants to resolve outstanding issues during the review process.
SB 5474 Juvenile justice 1/19/23 S Human Services Concerns High Frame Public Safety
SB 5475 Prior juvenile offenses 1/19/23 S Law & Justice Saldana Public Safety
SB 5477 Murdered indigenous women 1/19/23 S Law & Justice Support Monitoring Torres Public Health for LSC WSAC WSAC participates in a current workgroup that is similar to the formal and official taskforce proposed. Support bill intent and support ongoing participation from local governments.
SB 5478 Bridge jumping signs 2/6/23 S Rules 2 Support Low Braun Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5487 Parking at rest areas 1/20/23 S Transportation King Other
SB 5492 Health care afford./medicare 1/21/23 S Health & Long Support Medium Cleveland Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5494 Freight railroad infra. 1/21/23 S Business, Fin Wilson Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5495 Property tax rebates 1/20/23 S Ways & Means Kuderer Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SB 5502 Sub. use disorder treatment 1/23/23 S Human Services Concerns Low Gildon Behavioral Health,Human Services,Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5506 Behavior support homes 1/23/23 S Human Services Neutral Monitoring Kauffman Behavioral Health,Homelessness & Affordable Housing
SB 5510 Vehicle inspection backlog 1/23/23 S Transportation Braun Other
SB 5514 Right turns 1/23/23 S Transportation Lovick Safety
SB 5517 Water resource mitigation 2/4/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Neutral Monitoring Warnick Natural Resources & Environment This bill is considered by some as the "Foster" fix. RCW 90.44.030 is amended, adding that "hydraulic continuity between groundwater and surface water with unmet minimum flows or that is closed to further appropriate is not, by itself, a basis on which to deny new groundwater withdrawals." Ecology is required to consider whether a proposed appropriate of public groundwater till impair surface water rights or adversely affect surface water sources closed to further appropriation. If Ecology determines that any proposed groundwater withdrawal would impair a minimum instream flow or adversely affect a surface water source closed to further appropriation, they may authorize the new groundwater withdrawal with adequate mitigation. Mitigation measure must be based on the following sequence: 1. Avoid impacts by complying with mitigation required in adopted rules that set forth minimum flow, level, or closures, or make the groundwater withdrawal subject to applicable minimum flows or levels. 2. Minimize impacts by provided permanent replacement water supply resulting in no net annual increase in surface water withdrawal and not net detrimental impact to fish. 3. Compensate for adverse impacts by providing in-kind or out-of-kind mitigation that improves the function and productivity of affected fish populations and related aquatic habitat in the WRIA. The mitigation sequence applies to mitigation relating to minimum instream flows or closures. They are not intended to affect or modify impairment or mitigation standards for impacts to appropriative water rights. A new definition is added to RCW 90.03.015 for "withdrawal." It specifies that a withdrawal of groundwater or surface water may be either temporary or permanent.
SB 5523 Forensic pathologists 1/24/23 S Higher Ed & Wo Support Monitoring Dhingra Public Health for LSC WSAC loan repayment program to incentivize medically trained doctors to enter the forensic pathologist field. workforce development issue aimed at increasing access to forensic pathologists in our state, particularly in rural areas.
SB 5528 Prime contractor retainage 1/23/23 S Labor & Comm Stanford Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SB 5539 Tax increment financing 2/3/23 S Ways & Means Cleveland Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5540 Medicaid reprocurement 1/23/23 S Health & Long T Cleveland Behavioral Health,Human Services
SB 5542 Vehicle charging equipment 1/24/23 S Law & Justice Wilson Safety
SB 5548 Vehicle service fees 1/24/23 S Transportation Wilson Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5550 Ferry workforce development 1/25/23 S Transportation Liias Other
SB 5553 Temporary emergency shelters 1/26/23 S Loc Gov, Land Neutral Monitoring Lovelett Land Use This bill requires the State Building Code Council to adopt standards for temporary emergency shelters by 7/1/2026.
SB 5555 Certified peer specialists 1/26/23 S Higher Ed & Wo Randall Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5563 Prevailing wage 1/25/23 S Labor & Comm King Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SB 5568 Liquor revenue/local gov. 1/26/23 S Labor & Comm Wagoner Public Safety
SB 5570 Energy efficiency loans 1/27/23 S Environment, E Lovelett Utilities
SB 5571 Public records act requests 1/27/23 S State Govt & E Support High Rivers Public Records/Open Meetings
SB 5573 Vehicle licensing options 1/26/23 S Transportation Fortunato Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5574 Pay per mile fee system 1/26/23 S Transportation Fortunato Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SB 5580 Maternal health outcomes 1/27/23 S Health & Long Support Medium Muzzall Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5581 Maternal support services 1/27/23 S Health & Long Support Low Muzzall Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5588 Mental health sentencing alt 1/26/23 S Law & Justice Nobles Behavioral Health,Human Services,Public Safety
SB 5594 Fully autonomous vehicles 1/27/23 S Transportation Boehnke Safety
SB 5604 Mental health & housing/tax 1/28/23 S Loc Gov, Land Robinson Behavioral Health,Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SB 5609 Housing approval 1/27/23 S Housing Neutral Monitoring Braun Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services,Land Use Requires every county, city, and town to approve the construction of enough new homes to eliminate the county, city, or town's proportional share of the housing shortage. Commerce is responsible for determining each jurisdiction's share of the housing shortage using the best available data. Commerce must complete is calculation no later than 12/1/2023. Beginning 1/1/2024, all counties are required to regularly determine whether their development regulations will impede the county's ability to eliminate its share of the housing shortage by 2033. If a county determines its regulations will stand as an impediment, it is encourage to amend them. If the county identifies a state-enacted requirement that will be an impediment, the county is required to notify Commerce. Commerce must forward such report to the Governor, Lt. Governor, and the legislature. Counties that don't comply with the bill are not eligible to receive a share of the earnings and investments of balances in the local real estate excise tax account.
SB 5611 Wildland fire safety 1/28/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Support Low Wagoner Natural Resources & Environment
SB 5613 Rural public facilities/tax 1/31/23 S Loc Gov, Land Support High Lovelett County Government,General Government WSAC's legislative priority bill extending the .09 sales and use tax credit for economic development.
SB 5615 Rent controls/local gov. 1/31/23 S Loc Gov, Land Valdez Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SB 5618 Local property tax limit 1/31/23 S Loc Gov, Land Support High Kuderer County Government,Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue Changes the current limit on local government annual property tax growth from 1% to 1% plus population and inflation, not to exceed 3%.
SB 5622 Municipal water supply 2/4/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Neutral Monitoring Torres Water This bill deals with alternative water rights for municipal systems. The intent of the bill is to all Ecology to amend municipal water rights to allow full or partial transfer to and use by other public water systems. RCW 90.44.100 is amended in Section 2(2) to state that when an alternative right is transferred to by used by another water right holder, the terms of the alternative right must be preserved. A definition of alternate water right is added and a further amendment states that water rights covered under 90.03.330(3) may be amended under this section to enable use within the original or another public water system.
SB 5624 Substance use recovery serv. 1/30/23 S Law & Justice Dhingra Behavioral Health,Human Services
SB 5628 Water right transfers 1/30/23 S Ag/Water/Natura Neutral Monitoring Torres Water Adds a definition for Columbia-Snake river mainstem and Lower Snake river mainstem to RCW 90.66.040. Amends 90.66.065 limiting transfers of water rights established as family farm permits to maintaining their place of use the Columbia-Snake river mainstem and Lower Snake river mainstem.
SB 5636 Forest practices in cities 1/31/23 S Loc Gov, Land U Neutral Monitoring Hunt Natural Resources & Environment Allows cities to regulate forest practices for all forestland within their jurisdictions.
SB 5644 Juvenile records 1/31/23 S Human Services Frame Public Safety
SB 5645 Stormwater facilities/county 1/31/23 S Loc Gov, Land U MacEwen Utilities
SB 5651 GMA/equity and env. justice 2/2/23 S Loc Gov, Land Lovelett Land Use
SB 5657 Kit home permitting 2/2/23 S State Govt & E Neutral Monitoring Wilson Land Use A definition of "kit homes" is added to RCW 19.27.015. An exemption is added to Chapter 19.27 RCW exempting kit home subject to permitting by cities or town if they are under 800 square feet.
SB 5673 Forest practices board 2/2/23 S Ag/Water/Natura Neutral Monitoring Short Natural Resources & Environment Amends 76.09.030 to change the representatives on the forest practices board from Commerce, Ecology, and Agriculture to non-voting members from their current status as voting members.
SB 5674 Surplus property/housing 2/2/23 S Housing Neutral Monitoring Frame County Government Amends RCW 39.33.015 to add a definition of affordable housing and specifying that affordable housing can be rental housing or permanently affordable homeownership.
SB 5676 Behavioral health siting 2/2/23 S Health & Long T Support Medium Short Land Use RCW 71.24.648 is amended to that DOH include standards requiring applicants for licensure or certification to demonstrate adequate proximity to services and agreements necessary to support safe operation of the facility in its rules for siting such facilities. The bill also requires DOH to notify the city and county of the filing of an application for licensure by such a facility. Local governments have 25 business days to provide a community impact statement. DOH must schedule a public meeting if requested. DOH is authorized to consider information received at the public meeting or in the community impact statement in its decision.
SB 5684 Small works rosters 2/3/23 S State Govt & El Hasegawa Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SB 5686 Senior citizens local tax 2/4/23 S Loc Gov, Land Support Medium Braun County Government Authorizes rural counties to collect a .01 percent sales tax credit against the state portion of the sales tax. Any revenue collected must be used solely for senior citizen programs. A rural county has the same mean as in RCW 82.14.370.
SB 5688 Public lands/carbon seq. 2/4/23 S Environment, E Concerns Monitoring Lovelett Natural Resources & Environment The intent of the bill is to authorize Ecology to provide technical assistance to any state agency or local government seeking to sponsor carbon offset projects that will qualify as offset credits under the CCA. The bill requires ecology to establish such a program. DNR is authorized to enter into contracts on all public lands it manages for payment for ecosystem service project on any terms acceptable to DNR to generate revenue. Contract term is limited to up to 125 years. The contracts require approval board of natural resources approval or the board may delegate that authority to the Commissioner of Public Lands. Benefits from the sale of ecosystem services are distributed as normal.
SB 5689 Internet projects/tribes 2/4/23 S Business, Fin Stanford Broadband
SB 5693 Salmon recovery/liability 2/4/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Neutral Monitoring Van De Wege Salmon and Riparian Amends 77.85.050(5) by adding "a regional fisheries enhancement group" along with landowners to the section creating immunity from liability for property damage associated with a habitat restoration activity.
SB 5694 Public empl. salary surveys 2/4/23 S State Govt & E Hunt Public Works Contracting & Procurement
SB 5701 Designated forestland 2/4/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Oppose High King Land Use Changes the definition for lands that may qualified for the designated forestland tax classification. Under current law, lands must be devoted primarily to growing and harvesting timber to qualify for the classification. This change would also allow lands that are devoted to preserving forest health or providing wildfire resiliency to apply for the classification.
SB 5707 Housing court pilot program 2/6/23 S Law & Justice Kuderer Homelessness & Affordable Housing,Human Services
SB 5708 Microenterprise home kitchen 2/7/23 S Ag/Water/Natur Oppose High Frame Public Health for LSC WSAC
SB 5718 State broadband map 2/7/23 S Environment, En Wellman Broadband
SJM 8001 National infrastructure bank 2/2/23 S 2nd Reading Hasegawa Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SJR 8200 Revenue for highway purposes 1/9/23 S Transportation Fortunato Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue
SJR 8201 Public works account 1/9/23 S Ways & Means Mullet Transportation & Infrastructure Revenue