Legislative Updates

The 2017 Legislative Session began on January 9, 2017 and will last 105 days.  
The Legislative cut-off calendar is available here: http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/cutoff.aspx. The second committee cut-off day is February 24 for bills to pass out of fiscal committees.  Bills that do not pass from committee at the end of a cut-off day will be removed from this list.

Veteran / Military Bills as of February 24, 2017

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Latest Cmte Mtg Info

HB 1041

H TRDP

Facilitating compliance with the federal REAL ID act by modifying driver's license and identicard design and fees.

SB 5008(S2nd Reading)

Clibborn

 

HB 1055

H Approps

Concerning pro bono legal services for military service members, veterans, and their families.

SB 5021(SWays & Means)

Kilduff

Feb 21 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

HB 1056

S Law & Justice

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

SB 5041(S2nd Reading)

Kilduff

 

HB 1173

H Approps

Addressing military service credit for members of the Washington state patrol retirement system.

SB 5061(SWays & Means)

Muri

Jan 26 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

HB 1204

H Rules R

Requiring the display of the national league of families' POW/MIA flag on certain days.

 

Young

 

HB 1230

H Trans

Modifying qualifications for disabled veterans to receive fee exempt license plates.

 

Pike

 

SHB 1247

H Approps

Concerning eligibility for lifetime veteran's disability passes.

 

McCabe

 

HB 1278

S Health Care

Enacting the physical therapy licensure compact.

SB 5191(SHealth Care)

Macri

 

SHB 1320

H Rules R

Concerning certain gold star license plate qualified applicants and recipients.

SB 5209(SRules 2)

Reeves

 

SHB 1369

H 2nd Reading

Defining veteran for the purpose of receiving certain benefits.

SB 5245(SRules 2G)

Hayes

 

SHB 1379

H Approps

Implementing a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and behavioral health in higher education.

 

Orwall

 

HB 1534

H Rules R

Clarifying the powers, duties, and functions of the department of veterans affairs.

SB 5391(S2nd Reading)

Ryu

 

HB 1571

H Approps

Creating a community care and supportive services program for veterans.

 

Reeves

Feb 21 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

HB 1737

H Approps

Concerning veterans' mental health services at institutions of higher education.

SB 5525(SWays & Means)

Volz

Feb 15 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

SHB 1802

H Approps

Increasing the access of veterans, military service members, and military spouses to shared leave in state employment.

 

Reeves

Feb 22 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

HB 1978

H Rules R

Requiring annual reporting on the implementation of laws to streamline licensing processes for military service members and their spouses.

SB 5359(S2nd Reading)

Kilduff

 

SHB 1984

H Rules R

Concerning the association of Washington generals.

SB 5746(SState Governme)

Hudgins

 

SHB 2004

H Rules R

Concerning the retirement age for state guard members.

 

Klippert

 

SHB 2009

H Approps

Providing higher education support for gold star families.

 

Reeves

Feb 22 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

SHJM 4007

H Rules R

Requesting that the Interstate 5 bridges over the Nisqually River be named for and recognize the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

SJM 8005(S2nd Reading)

Muri

 

HJM 4011

H Rules R

Requesting that the United States Coast Guard name a Coast Guard cutter in honor of Petty Officer Matthew E. Schlimme.

 

Blake

 

SB 5008

S 2nd Reading

Facilitating compliance with the federal REAL ID act by modifying driver's license and identicard design and fees.

HB 1041(HTRDP)

King

 

SSB 5021

S Ways & Means

Concerning pro bono legal services for military service members, veterans, and their families.

HB 1055(HApprops)

O'Ban

Feb 22 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.

SB 5041

S 2nd Reading

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

HB 1056(SLaw & Justice)

Baumgartner

 

SB 5061

S Ways & Means

Addressing military service credit for members of the Washington state patrol retirement system.

HB 1173(HApprops)

O'Ban

Feb 21 Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.

SB 5104

S Ways & Means

Concerning the creation of a property tax exemption for spouses of military members or first responders killed in the line of duty.

 

O'Ban

 

SB 5209

S Rules 2

Concerning certain gold star license plate qualified applicants and recipients.

HB 1320(HRules R)

O'Ban

 

SSB 5245

S Rules 2G

Defining veteran for the purpose of receiving certain benefits.

HB 1369(H2nd Reading)

Hobbs

 

SB 5305

S Ways & Means

Supporting access to state recreation lands by disabled veterans.

HB 1177(HComm Dev, Hous)

O'Ban

Feb 21 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.

SB 5359

S 2nd Reading

Requiring annual reporting on the implementation of laws to streamline licensing processes for military service members and their spouses.

HB 1978(HRules R)

Conway

 

SB 5391

S 2nd Reading

Clarifying the powers, duties, and functions of the department of veterans affairs.

HB 1534(HRules R)

Zeiger

 

SB 5405

S Ways & Means

Requiring protection for occupants of national guard facilities.

 

Wilson

Feb 22 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.

SB 5525

S Ways & Means

Concerning veterans' mental health services at institutions of higher education.

HB 1737(HApprops)

Wilson

Feb 23 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.

SB 5587

S Ways & Means

Addressing the linked deposit program.

 

Hasegawa

 

SB 5661

S Rules 2

Addressing interruptive service credit for members of the law enforcement officers' and fire fighters' retirement system.

 

Rolfes

 

SB 5704

S Ways & Means

Concerning the modification of the disposable income calculation for the property tax exemption for senior citizens, disabled veterans, and disabled retired persons.

 

Becker

 

SB 5778

S Rules 2

Modifying the definition of resident student to comply with the federal requirements established by the veterans access, choice, and accountability act of 2014.

 

Wilson

 

SB 5826

S Rules 2

Concerning eligibility for veteran or national guard tuition waivers.

 

Hobbs

 

SB 5849

S Ways & Means

Addressing the need for veterans' services.

 

Angel

Feb 23 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.

SSJM 8005

S 2nd Reading

Requesting that the Interstate 5 bridges over the Nisqually River be named for and recognize the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

HJM 4007(HRules R)

O'Ban

 

 

WDVA / State Employee Bills as of February 24, 2017

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Latest Cmte Mtg Info

SHB 1047

H Approps

Protecting the public's health by creating a system for safe and secure collection and disposal of unwanted medications.

 

Peterson

Feb 21 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

HB 1067

H Approps

Making 2017-2019 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.

SB 5048(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

Jan 12 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

HB 1068

H Approps

Making 2017 supplemental operating appropriations.

SB 5047(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

Jan 12 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

HB 1075

H Cap Budget

Concerning the capital budget.

SB 5086(SWays & Means)

Tharinger

Jan 13 Public hearing in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 8:00 AM.

HB 1116

H Approps

Implementing family and medical leave insurance.

SB 5032(SCom/Labor/Spor)

Robinson

Feb 22 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

SHB 1122

H Rules R

Protecting public safety through responsible storage of firearms.

SB 5463(SLaw & Justice)

Kagi

 

SHB 1153

H Rules R

Concerning crimes against vulnerable persons.

SB 5099(SWays & Means)

Goodman

 

HB 1158

H Cap Budget

Restoring the fair treatment of underserved groups in public employment, education, and contracting.

 

Santos

Feb 10 Public hearing in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 8:00 AM.

HB 1159

H Rules R

Concerning employment after public service in state government.

SB 5120(SWays & Means)

Pellicciotti

 

HB 1207

H Approps

Requiring agreements between state agencies and the federal government to be reported to the legislature.

 

Young

 

HB 1288

H Approps

Additional contribution rates for contributions made after the date the service is rendered for individual employers of the Washington state retirement systems.

 

Chandler

Jan 26 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

SHB 1289

H Rules R

Concerning plaques for certain state-funded capital budget projects.

 

Riccelli

 

HB 1298

H Approps

Prohibiting employers from asking about arrests or convictions before an applicant is determined otherwise qualified for a position.

 

Ortiz-Self

Feb 22 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

SHB 1323

H Rules R

Concerning loss prevention reviews by state agencies.

SB 5173(SRules 2G)

Wylie

 

SHB 1417

H Rules R

Concerning the harmonization of the open public meetings act with the public records act in relation to information technology security matters.

 

Hudgins

 

HB 1484

H Approps

Providing an enhanced retirement benefit for public employees' and teachers' retirement system plans 1.

SB 5556(SWays & Means)

Dolan

Jan 26 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

SHB 1516

H Approps

Creating a data storage system for holding and making public records available to the public.

 

MacEwen

 

SHB 1521

H Approps

Removing the requirement that an employee must work at least six months before taking vacation leave.

SB 5296(SWMDPS)

Dolan

Feb 21 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

HB 1524

H Approps

Increasing success in therapeutic courts.

 

Kloba

Feb 22 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

SHB 1548

H Approps

Concerning curricula for persons in long-term care facilities with behavioral health needs.

 

Schmick

Feb 23 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

HB 1558

H Rules R

Authorizing membership in the Washington public safety employees' retirement system for employees who provide nursing care to, or ensure the custody and safety of, offender, probationary, and patient populations in institutions and centers.

 

Kilduff

 

HB 1594

H Approps

Improving public records administration.

 

McBride

Feb 24 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 1595

H Rules R

Concerning costs associated with responding to public records requests.

 

Nealey

 

SHB 1612

H Approps

Creating a suicide-safer homes project account to support prevention efforts and develop strategies for reducing access to lethal means.

 

Orwall

Feb 22 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

HB 1708

H Approps

Allowing new government employees the option of opting out of retirement system membership if the employee is age sixty or older when first hired, or when the employee's employer opts into retirement plan participation.

SB 5276(SRules 2)

Chandler

Feb 8 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

HB 1772

H Approps

Increasing the personal needs allowance for persons receiving state-financed care.

SB 5118(SWays & Means)

Appleton

Feb 22 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.

HB 1833

H Rules R

Concerning financial reporting by elected and appointed officials, candidates, and appointees.

 

Dolan

 

HB 1968

H Approps

Limiting nursing home direct care payment adjustments to the lowest case mix weights in the reduced physical function groups and authorizing upward adjustments to case mix weights in the cognitive and behavior groups.

SB 5715(SWays & Means)

Jinkins

Feb 24 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)

SB 5047

S Ways & Means

Making 2017 supplemental operating appropriations.

HB 1068(HApprops)

Braun

 

SB 5048

S Ways & Means

Making 2017-2019 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.

HB 1067(HApprops)

Braun

 

2SSB 5065

S Rules 2

Concerning government performance and accountability.

 

Miloscia

 

SB 5066

S 2nd Reading

Concerning state budgeting through zero-based budget reviews.

HB 1817(HApprops)

Miloscia

 

SSB 5077

S 2nd Reading

Allowing the department of corrections to provide temporary housing assistance to individuals being released from the Washington corrections center for women.

 

Angel

 

SB 5086

S Ways & Means

Concerning the capital budget.

HB 1075(HCap Budget)

Honeyford

 

SSB 5099

S Ways & Means

Concerning crimes against vulnerable persons.

HB 1153(HRules R)

Bailey

Feb 23 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.

SB 5118

S Ways & Means

Increasing the personal needs allowance for persons receiving state-financed care.

HB 1772(HApprops)

Rolfes

Feb 23 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.

SSB 5120

S Ways & Means

Concerning employment after public service in state government.

HB 1159(HRules R)

Carlyle

 

SSB 5173

S Rules 2G

Concerning loss prevention reviews by state agencies.

HB 1323(HRules R)

Chase

 

SB 5177

H HC/Wellness

Requiring long-term care workers to be trained to recognize hearing loss.

 

Bailey

 

SSB 5179

S Ways & Means

Requiring coverage for hearing instruments under public employee and medicaid programs.

 

Bailey

Feb 22 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.

SSB 5180

S Rules 2G

Establishing the legislative advisory committee on aging.

HB 2116(HHC/Wellness)

Bailey

 

SB 5181

S Rules 2

Notifying residents of long-term care facilities that they may install and conduct electronic monitoring in their rooms.

 

Bailey

 

SSB 5263

S 2nd Reading

Concerning the procurement of seeds by state agencies.

 

Warnick

 

SSB 5276

S Rules 2

Allowing new government employees the option of opting out of retirement system membership if the employee is age sixty or older when first hired, or when the employee's employer opts into retirement plan participation.

HB 1708(HApprops)

Bailey

 

SSB 5312

S Rules 2

Prohibiting certain employers from including any question on an application about an applicant's criminal record, inquiring either orally or in writing about an applicant's criminal records, or obtaining information from a criminal background check, until after the employer initially determines that the applicant is otherwise qualified.

 

Baumgartner

 

SSB 5374

H State Govt, Ele

Concerning state employee whistleblower protection.

 

Becker

 

SSB 5545

S Rules 2

Requiring public employee collective bargaining sessions to be open meetings.

HB 1951(HLabor & Workpl)

Wilson

 

SB 5550

S Rules 2

Authorizing state agencies and institutions of higher education to contract for services.

 

Rossi

 

SB 5551

S WMDP

Requiring periodic certification elections for labor unions representing public employees.

HB 1607(HLabor & Workpl)

Rossi

 

SB 5556

S Ways & Means

Providing an enhanced retirement benefit for public employees' and teachers' retirement system plans 1.

HB 1484(HApprops)

Hunt

 

SB 5715

S Ways & Means

Limiting nursing home direct care payment adjustments to the lowest case mix weights in the reduced physical function groups and authorizing upward adjustments to case mix weights in the cognitive and behavior groups.

HB 1968(HApprops)

Rivers

Feb 21 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.

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