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. By March 8, bills must be passed out of the House of Origin in order to continue moving. 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 March 6, 2017

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Hearing Info

HB 1041

H Rules R

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

ESB 5008(HTrans)

Clibborn

 

SHB 1055

S Law & Justice

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

SB 5021(S2nd Reading)

Kilduff

 

HB 1056

S Law & Justice

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

SB 5041(HJudiciary)

Kilduff

 

HB 1204

H 2nd Reading

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

 

Young

 

HB 1278

S Health Care

Enacting the physical therapy licensure compact.

SB 5191(SHealth Care)

Macri

Mar 9 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health Care at 10:00 AM in anticipation of other legislative action.

SHB 1320

S Transportation

Concerning certain gold star license plate qualified applicants and recipients.

SB 5209(SRules 2)

Reeves

 

SHB 1369

S State Governmen

Defining veteran for the purpose of receiving certain benefits.

SB 5245(S2nd Reading)

Hayes

 

HB 1534

H Rules R

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

SB 5391(HComm Dev, Hous)

Ryu

 

HB 1571

S State Governmen

Creating a community care and supportive services program for veterans.

 

Reeves

 

E2SHB 1802

H Passed 3rd

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

 

Reeves

 

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(HComm Dev, Hous)

Kilduff

 

SHB 1984

H 2nd Reading

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

 

2SHB 2009

H Passed 3rd

Providing higher education support for gold star families.

 

Reeves

 

HB 2137

H State Govt, Ele

Modifying the veterans' scoring criteria in competitive examinations.

 

Kraft

 

HB 2138

H Finance

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

 

Kraft

 

SHJM 4007

H 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.

SJM 8005(S2nd Reading)

Muri

 

HJM 4011

H 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

H Trans

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

HB 1041(HRules R)

King

 

2SSB 5021

S 2nd Reading

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

HB 1055(Hsubst for)

O'Ban

 

SB 5041

H Judiciary

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

HB 1056(SLaw & Justice)

Baumgartner

 

SSB 5104

S 2nd Reading

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(STransportation)

O'Ban

 

SSB 5245

S 2nd Reading

Defining veteran for the purpose of receiving certain benefits.

HB 1369(Hsubst for)

Hobbs

 

SB 5359

H Comm Dev, Housi

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 Comm Dev, Housi

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

HB 1534(HRules R)

Zeiger

 

SSB 5405

H Public Safety

Requiring protection for occupants of national guard facilities.

 

Wilson

 

SB 5525

H Approps

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

HB 1737(HApprops)

Wilson

 

SB 5661

S 2nd Reading

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

 

Rolfes

 

SB 5778

S 2nd Reading

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

H Hi Ed

Concerning eligibility for veteran or national guard tuition waivers.

 

Hobbs

 

SB 5849

H Comm Dev, Housi

Addressing the need for veterans' services.

 

Angel

 

SB 5861

S State Governme

Assigning the value of travel awards for state travel to benefit veterans.

 

Ericksen

 

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(H2nd Reading)

O'Ban

 

WDVA / State Employee Bills as of March 2, 2017

 

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Hearing Info

SHB 1047

H Rules R

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

 

Peterson

 

HB 1067

H Approps

Making 2017-2019 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.

SB 5048(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

 

HB 1068

H Approps

Making 2017 supplemental operating appropriations.

SB 5047(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

 

HB 1075

H Cap Budget

Concerning the capital budget.

SB 5086(SWays & Means)

Tharinger

 

SHB 1116

H Rules R

Implementing family and medical leave insurance.

SB 5032(SCom/Labor/Spor)

Robinson

 

SHB 1122

H Rules R

Protecting public safety through responsible storage of firearms.

SB 5463(SLaw & Justice)

Kagi

 

ESHB 1153

S Law & Justice

Concerning crimes against vulnerable persons.

SB 5099(Ssubst for)

Goodman

 

HB 1159

H Rules R

Concerning employment after public service in state government.

SB 5120(SWays & Means)

Pellicciotti

 

SHB 1289

H 2nd Reading

Concerning plaques for certain state-funded capital budget projects.

 

Riccelli

 

SHB 1298

H Passed 3rd

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

 

Ortiz-Self

 

ESHB 1323

H Passed 3rd

Concerning loss prevention reviews by state agencies.

SB 5173(Ssubst for)

Wylie

 

SHB 1417

S State Governmen

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

 

Hudgins

 

SHB 1521

H Passed 3rd

Addressing vacation leave.

SB 5296(S2nd Reading)

Dolan

 

SHB 1524

H Passed 3rd

Increasing success in therapeutic courts.

 

Kloba

 

ESHB 1548

H Passed 3rd

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

 

Schmick

 

HB 1558

H 2nd Reading

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

 

SHB 1594

H 2nd Reading

Improving public records administration.

 

McBride

 

HB 1595

H 2nd Reading

Concerning costs associated with responding to public records requests.

 

Nealey

 

2SHB 1612

H 2nd Reading

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

 

Orwall

 

HB 1772

H 2nd Reading

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

SB 5118(SPassed 3rd)

Appleton

 

HB 1833

H Rules R

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

 

Dolan

 

SHB 1968

H Rules R

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

 

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 2nd Reading

Concerning government performance and accountability.

 

Miloscia

 

SB 5066

H Approps

Concerning state budgeting through zero-based budget reviews.

HB 1817(HApprops)

Miloscia

 

SSB 5077

H Comm Dev, Housi

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

 

Angel

 

SB 5086

S Ways & Means

Concerning the capital budget.

HB 1075(HCap Budget)

Honeyford

 

SSB 5099

S Passed 3rd

Concerning crimes against vulnerable persons.

HB 1153(Hsubst for)

Bailey

 

SB 5118

S Passed 3rd

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

HB 1772(H2nd Reading)

Rolfes

 

ESSB 5173

S Passed 3rd

Concerning loss prevention reviews by state agencies.

HB 1323(Hsubst for)

Chase

 

SB 5177

H HC/Wellness

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

 

Bailey

Mar 10 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 10:00 AM in anticipation of other legislative action.

2SSB 5179

S 2nd Reading

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

 

Bailey

 

ESSB 5180

H HC/Wellness

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

 

ESSB 5263

H Ag & Nat Res

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 2nd Reading

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 Rules 2

Requiring periodic certification elections for labor unions representing public employees.

HB 1607(HLabor & Workpl)

Rossi

 

Find Your Legislator

Watch Legislative Hearings live on TVW!

Veteran / Military Related Bills passed in 2016

 

 

2016 Bill Signing for SB 6254 and HB 1213