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 final day of the Regular Legislative session is April 23.  For information on Bill Action please visit http://www.governor.wa.gov/office-governor/official-actions/bill-action

Veteran / Military Bills as of April 21, 2017

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Bill Action Info

SHB 1055

S Pres Signed

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

SB 5021(Ssubst for)

Kilduff

 

HB 1056

S 2nd Reading

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

SB 5041(HJudiciary)

Kilduff

 

HB 1204

Del to Gov

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

 

Young

Governor signed April 20.

HB 1278

Del to Gov

Enacting the physical therapy licensure compact.

SB 5191(SHealth Care)

Macri

 

SHB 1320

C 24 L 17

Concerning certain gold star license plate qualified applicants.

SB 5209(SRules X)

Reeves

Governor signed April 19.

SHB 1369

Del to Gov

Defining veteran for the purpose of receiving certain benefits.

SB 5245(SRules X)

Hayes

April 21, Bill Action Scheduled for 10:30 AM in Governor’s Conference Room

E2SHB 1802

Del to Gov

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

 

Reeves

 

SHB 2138

Del to Gov

Concerning tax relief for the construction of adapted housing for disabled veterans.

 

Kraft

 

HJM 4011

S 2nd Reading

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

 

Blake

 

ESB 5008

S Passed FP

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

HB 1041(HRules R)

King

 

SB 5359

Del to Gov

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

H Spkr Signed

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

HB 1534(HRules R)

Zeiger

 

SB 5661

H Spkr Signed

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

 

Rolfes

 

SB 5778

H Spkr Signed

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

Del to Gov

Concerning eligibility for veteran or national guard tuition waivers.

 

Hobbs

 

SB 5849

H Spkr Signed

Addressing the need for veterans' services.

 

Angel

 

WDVA / State Employee Bills as of April 18, 2017

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

SHB 1067

H Rules R

Making 2017-2019 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.

SB 5048(Ssubst for)

Ormsby

HB 1068

H Approps

Making 2017 supplemental operating appropriations.

SB 5047(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

SHB 1075

H Rules R

Concerning the capital budget.

SB 5086(Ssubst for)

Tharinger

ESHB 1153

S Pres Signed

Concerning crimes against vulnerable persons.

SB 5099(Ssubst for)

Goodman

SHB 1417

S Pres Signed

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

 

Hudgins

SHB 1477

H ref/S recede

Concerning disclosure of health-related information with persons with a close relationship with a patient.

SB 5400(SHumSer/MenHlth)

Kilduff

SHB 1521

S Pres Signed

Addressing vacation leave.

SB 5296(SRules X)

Dolan

ESHB 1548

S Pres Signed

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

 

Schmick

ESHB 1594

H Passed FP

Improving public records administration.

 

McBride

EHB 1595

H Passed FP

Concerning costs associated with responding to public records requests.

 

Nealey

E2SHB 1612

H Passed FP

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

 

Orwall

HB 1833

S 2nd Reading

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

 

Dolan

HB 2152

H Approps

Relating to fiscal matters.

 

Ormsby

HB 2153

H Approps

Relating to fiscal matters.

 

Ormsby

HB 2154

H Approps

Relating to state government.

 

Ormsby

HB 2155

H Approps

Relating to state government.

 

Ormsby

HB 2156

H Approps

Relating to human services.

 

Ormsby

HB 2157

H Approps

Relating to human services.

 

Ormsby

HB 2158

H Approps

Relating to health care.

 

Ormsby

HB 2159

H Approps

Relating to health care.

 

Ormsby

HB 2170

H Cap Budget

Relating to the capital budget.

 

Tharinger

HB 2171

H Cap Budget

Relating to state general obligation bonds and related accounts.

 

Tharinger

SB 5047

S Ways & Means

Making 2017 supplemental operating appropriations.

HB 1068(HApprops)

Braun

ESSB 5048

H Passed 3rd

Making operating appropriations for the 2015-2017 and 2017-2019 fiscal biennia.

HB 1067(HRules R)

Braun

SB 5066

H Approps

Concerning state budgeting through zero-based budget reviews.

HB 1817(HApprops)

Miloscia

SSB 5077

H Spkr Signed

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

 

Angel

ESSB 5086

H Passed 3rd

Concerning the capital budget.

HB 1075(HRules R)

Honeyford

SB 5118

H Spkr Signed

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

HB 1772(SHealth Care)

Rolfes

ESSB 5173

S Passed FP

Concerning loss prevention reviews by state agencies.

HB 1323(Hsubst for)

Chase

SB 5177

S Pres Signed

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

 

Bailey

ESSB 5180

H Rules R

Establishing the legislative advisory committee on aging.

HB 2116(HHC/Wellness)

Bailey

ESSB 5263

H Rules R

Concerning the procurement of seeds by state agencies.

 

Warnick

ESSB 5312

H Rules C

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

Del to Gov

Concerning state employee whistleblower protection.

 

Becker

SB 5715

S Passed FP

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(HRules R)

Rivers

SB 5868

S Ways & Means

Relating to human services.

 

Braun

SB 5869

S Ways & Means

Relating to human services.

 

Braun

SB 5870

S Ways & Means

Relating to health care.

 

Braun

SB 5871

S Ways & Means

Relating to health care.

 

Braun

SB 5880

S Ways & Means

Relating to state government.

 

Braun

SB 5881

S Ways & Means

Relating to state government.

 

Braun

SB 5882

S Ways & Means

Relating to fiscal matters.

 

Braun

SB 5883

S Ways & Means

Relating to fiscal matters.

 

Braun

SB 5884

S Ways & Means

Relating to fiscal matters.

 

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2016 Bill Signing for SB 6254 and HB 1213