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The 2022 Legislative Session begins on January 10, 2021.  Below are lists of bills that may impact Veterans, Families or Military Members.  (This list is not an endorsement of any proposal by WDVA.)

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Veteran/Military Related Bills as of December 4, 2021 - 08:39am

Bill Number Title Sponsor (Combined) Status Bill Summary Hearing Dates
HB 1043 Audiology & speech compact (Leavitt) H HC/Wellness

AN ACT Relating to the audiology and speech-language pathology interstate compact.

HB 1112 Use tax exemptions (Dent) H Finance

Expands the use tax exemption for new residents and nonresident military personnel to include tangible personal property, with some exceptions.

HB 1122 State guard retirement age (Lovick) H Rules 3C

Eliminates the age restriction for enlistment with the Washington State Guard (Guard).  Allows the adjutant general to extend the service age of an active member of the Guard under certain conditions.

SHB 1181 Veterans & military suicide HHSV(Orwall) H Approps

Provides for various outreach and services related to preventing suicide among veterans and military service members. • Creates the Veterans and Military Members Suicide Prevention Account and a suicide prevention community-based services grant program. • • Extends and modifies the Suicide-Safer Homes Task Force. • Establishes a new special vehicle license plate emblem.

HB 1247 Mobile home park/prop. tax (Orcutt) H Finance

Authorizes a property tax exemption on leased land for tenants in a mobile home park or manufactured housing community that qualify for the senior citizen and disabled veterans property tax exemption program.

HB 1248 Leased land/property tax ex. (Orcutt) H Finance

Authorizes a property tax exemption on land leased in a mobile home park or manufactured housing community to individuals who qualify for the senior citizen and disabled veterans property tax exemption program.

HB 1357 Voters' pamphlets overseas (Mosbrucker) H subst for

Requires the county auditor to mail statewide and local voters' pamphlets to service and overseas voters who request them. • Changes the deadline for the Office of Financial Management to submit fiscal impact statements for state ballot measures.

HB 1439 Military surplus vehicles (Orcutt) H Transportation

Authorizing military surplus vehicles to operate on public highways.

SB 5056 Wilderness therapy programs (Salomon) S Health & Long

Requires the Department of Health to create a business license for wilderness therapy programs. • • Provides parameters for wilderness therapy programs. Requires rulemaking for wilderness therapy programs to be completed by December 31, 2022

SSB 5059 Monument protection LAW(McCune) S Rules X

Expands the definition of monument to include property owned by the federal government, state, or other municipalities. • Raises the classification of defacing a monument to a gross misdemeanor.

SB 5247 Multistate nurse licensure (Padden) S Health & Long

Concerning the multistate nurse licensure compact.

SSB 5337 Property tax/senior, veteran WM(Wilson, L.) S Rules X

Increases each of the income thresholds for the senior citizen and disabled persons property tax exemption program, by $5,000.

SB 5435 Parking spaces/disability (Wagoner) S Transportation

Permitting holders of disabled American veteran license plates and holders of Purple Heart license plates to utilize parking spaces reserved for persons with physical disabilities.

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