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WA State: Bills Affecting Property Rights Weekly report

Feb. 16, 2015
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Washington Legislative Bills Weekly Update

Another busy week in Olympia with hearings taking place on many bills effecting your property rights. (Thus we have a very long report today) Use the links below to contact committee members and your legislators on the bills important to you.

 

Bills before the Washington Legislature Affecting Property Rights
Full Weekly Report February 16, 2015
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NEW Bill
HB 2046 Streams, definition in SMA
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 10 (Outstanding) Impact is Critical
Establishes a definition of “streams” in the Shoreline Management Act to mean naturally occurring bodies of periodic or continuously flowing water contained within a channel.Excludes certain water features from the definition of “streams,” including artificially constructed waterbodies, hydroelectric canals, and natural channels or swales that would normally be dry, but for the presence of irrigation and irrigation return water.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 8:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2046 2/6/2015 Initial House Analysis of House Bill 2046 2/12/2015
Digest of House Bill 2046 2/9/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2046 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2038 Eminent domain/econ devel
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 5 (Outstanding) Impact is Serious
Allows private property to be taken only for public use and the taking of private property by a public entity for economic development does not constitute a public use.Prohibits a public entity from taking property for the purpose of economic development.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2038 2/6/2015 Digest of House Bill 2038 2/9/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2038 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2053 Govt private proprty actions
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 5 (Outstanding) Impact is Serious
Requires government authorities to provide just compensation to property owners when land use ordinances, regulations, or policies adopted pursuant to the growth management act or as part of a land use permitting decision place certain restrictions on the property owner.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2053 2/6/2015 Digest of House Bill 2053 2/9/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2053 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2081 Adjudicative proceedings
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 5 (Outstanding) Impact is Serious
Requires an administrative law judge to preside over a hearing or an adjudicative proceeding when a statute or rule provides for a state agency to conduct or preside over the hearing or adjudicative proceeding and that state agency is also a party to the hearing or proceeding.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2081 2/10/2015 Digest of House Bill 2081 2/11/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2081 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5965 Base and min. instream flows
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 4 (Outstanding) Impact is Limited
Requires the department of ecology to: (1) Produce a report evaluating options for mitigating the effects of permit-exempt groundwater withdrawals on base flows and minimum instream flows; and(2) Consult with the office of the attorney general when preparing the report.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 8:00 am
Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5965 2/12/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5965 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5965 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2126 Adaptive mgmt/forests & fish
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 3 (Outstanding) Impact is Limited
2015 House Bill 2126: Initiating the adaptive management program within the forests and fish law to ensure that no proposed timber harvest is negatively affected solely due to its proximity to a stream that is not a fish bearing stream

  1. Introduced by Rep. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on February 16, 2015.
    • Referred to the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee on February 16, 2015.

Summary from www.washingtonvotes.org

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2126 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2126 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5960 Wolf conservation and mgmt
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 3 (Outstanding) Impact is Limited
Requires the department of fish and wildlife to engage in a process to amend the existing wolf conservation and management plan to better address the wolf recovery rate and uneven distribution of wolves in northeast Washington that has occurred since the initial adoption of the plan.Expires June 30, 2018.
Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 1:30 pm
Natural Resources & Parks
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5960 2/12/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5960 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5960 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5962 Wolf conserv. & mgmt plan
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 3 (Outstanding) Impact is Limited
Requires the department of fish and wildlife to amend the existing wolf conservation and management plan to better address the wolf recovery rate and the uneven distribution that has occurred since the initial adoption of the plan.
Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 1:30 pm
Natural Resources & Parks
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5962 2/12/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5962 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5962 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5963 Wolf-livestock interactions
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 3 (Outstanding) Impact is Limited
Requires the department of fish and wildlife to manage wolf-related wildlife interactions using lethal means when certain conditions are satisfied.
Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 1:30 pm
Natural Resources & Parks
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5963 2/12/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5963 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5963 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5964 Infill development
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 3 (Outstanding) Impact is Limited
Addresses categorical exemptions from the state environmental policy act with regard to infill development.
Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 10:00 am
Government Operations & Security
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 2
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5964 2/12/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5964 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5964 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2111 Appeals court tax division
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Limited
Creates a new tax appeal division in the court of appeals to resolve tax disputes.Transfers the powers, duties, and functions of the state board of tax appeals to the tax division of the court of appeals.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2111 2/12/2015 Digest of House Bill 2111 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2111 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5894 Unlawful activity/properties
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Little
Includes, in the crime of criminal trespass in the first degree, a person who is a tenant by sufferance, or resides at a rental property and is not listed as a tenant on a rental agreement or as a guest, and who refuses to surrender possession of the premises to the owner or vacate the property.Creates the crime of criminal trespass of a dwelling in foreclosure.Authorizes an owner or agent of the owner, who has demanded a tenant by sufferance to vacate the owner’s property, to request law enforcement to remove the tenant by sufferance as a trespasser.Requires a law enforcement agency that has found that a tenant or other resident of a dwelling unit is engaged in criminal street gang activity or human trafficking, or has been called to a rental property to investigate criminal street gang activity or human trafficking, to make an attempt to discover the identity of the landlord and notify the landlord of the criminal street gang activity or human trafficking.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5894 2/6/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5894 2/9/2015
Senate Bill Report on Senate Bill 5894 2/12/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5894 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5938 Gray wolf partial delisting
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Limited
Prohibits the fish and wildlife commission from designating or maintaining a designation for the gray wolf as an endangered, threatened, or sensitive species in any area of the state where the gray wolf was removed from the federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife.
Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 1:30 pm
Natural Resources & Parks
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5938 2/11/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5938 2/12/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5938 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5969 St environmental policy act
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Limited
Addresses environmental analysis under the national environmental policy act.Exempts from state environmental policy act requirements: (1) Certifications under the federal coastal zone management act; and(2) Certifications under section 401 of the federal clean water act.
Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 8:00 am
Trade & Economic Development
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5969 2/12/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5969 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5969 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5985 Not planning under GMgmt Act
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Limited
2015 Senate Bill 5985: Extending the date for allowing certain counties and cities to not plan under the growth management act

  1. Introduced by Sen. Brian Dansel (Spokane) (R) on February 16, 2015.
    • Referred to the Senate Government Operations & State Security Committee on February 16, 2015.

Summary from www.washingtonvotes.org

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5985 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5985 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 6007 Theft of rental property
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Little
2015 Senate Bill 6007: Modifying theft of rental, leased, lease-purchased, or loaned property provisions

  1. Introduced by Sen. Pam Roach (Auburn) (R) on February 16, 2015.
    • Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee on February 16, 2015.

Summary from www.washingtonvotes.org

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 6007 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 6007 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2047 Eminent domain/owner option
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 1 (Good) Impact is Little
Authorizes a property owner, when his or her property is proposed to be acquired for the construction of a site or route for an electrical transmission line by eminent domain proceedings, to require the condemnor to condemn a fee interest in any amount of contiguous land that the property owner wholly owns in undivided fee and elects in writing to transfer to the condemnor.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2047 2/6/2015 Digest of House Bill 2047 2/9/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2047 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2124 Regional trans planning orgs
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 1 (Good) Impact is Little
2015 House Bill 2124: Concerning members of regional transportation planning organizations representing out-of-state governments or organizations

  1. Introduced by Rep. Lynda Wilson (Vancouver) (R) on February 16, 2015.
    • Referred to the House Transportation Committee on February 16, 2015.

Summary from www.washingtonvotes.org

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2124 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2124 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5940 Cougar control pilot program
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 1 (Good) Impact is Little
Requires the department of fish and wildlife, in cooperation and collaboration with the county legislative authorities of Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Chelan, Okanogan, and Klickitat counties, to recommend rules to establish a five-year pilot program within select game management units of these counties, to pursue or kill cougars with the aid of dogs.Authorizes a county legislative authority to request inclusion in the pilot project after taking certain actions.Expires July 1, 2020.
Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 1:30 pm
Natural Resources & Parks
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5940 2/11/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5940 2/12/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5940 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2056 Fish, wildlife/tribes, state
Requires the fish and wildlife commission to meet annually with the governor to report on policy goals, objectives, and performance in relation to tribal treaties and other federally recognized tribal rights.Specifies that the governor has final approval authority for any agreement between the department of fish and wildlife and a federally recognized tribe related to fish and wildlife.
Hearing REMOVED from Schedule
Monday 02/16/2015 1:30 pm
REMOVED
Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm E
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Hearing REMOVED from Schedule
Tuesday 02/17/2015 1:30 pm
REMOVED
Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm E
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2056 2/9/2015 Digest of House Bill 2056 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2056 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2062 Land use permit process
Increases certainty and predictability in the land use permit process.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2062 2/9/2015 Digest of House Bill 2062 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2062 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2071 Forest mgmt and stream flow
Authorizes the department of ecology to provide compensation for the management of forests to create favorable or enhanced water flows if it is determined by the department that forest management for stream flow outcomes is not financially compatible with the department’s trust obligations.Prohibits the department of ecology from establishing minimum water flows or levels after the effective date of this act for rivers located in a watershed encompassing forest lands managed by the department of natural resources unless that forest land is managed specifically to create favorable or enhanced water flows or water supply through the application of precommercial or commercial thinning designed to achieve optimal stem spacing for each age class of a forest parcel.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2071 2/9/2015 Digest of House Bill 2071 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2071 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2092 Nat. resources agencies/land
Requires the department of fish and wildlife, before acquiring real property in any county after the effective date of this act, to identify for sale department-owned land in that same county of equal or greater acreage than the property to be acquired.Requires the department of natural resources, before acquiring real property in any county after the effective date of this act for purposes of a natural area preserve, natural resources conservation area, or other habitat or riparian protection purposes, to identify for sale department-owned land in that same county of equal or greater acreage than the property to be acquired.Requires the parks and recreation commission, before acquiring real property in any county after the effective date of this act, to identify for sale agency-owned land in that same county of equal or greater acreage than the property to be acquired.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2092 2/10/2015 Digest of House Bill 2092 2/11/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2092 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2122 Real estate tx, transactions
2015 House Bill 2122: Concerning real estate as it concerns the local government authority in the use of real estate excise tax revenues and regulating real estate transactions

  1. Introduced by Rep. Joan McBride (Kirkland) (D) on February 16, 2015.
    • Referred to the House Local Government Committee on February 16, 2015.

Summary from www.washingtonvotes.org

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2122 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2122 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5882 Building officials
Ensures that code officials have access to current training on the most recent code updates.Imposes a fee of two dollars on each building permit issued by a county or a city.Creates the code officials apprenticeship and training account.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5882 2/6/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5882 2/9/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5882 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5902 DOT surplus property, sale
Places a time limit on the department of transportation to sell real property owned by the state and under the jurisdiction of the department that is no longer required for transportation purposes or highway purposes.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5902 2/6/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5902 2/9/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5902 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5998 Groundwater protection
2015 Senate Bill 5998: Concerning the protection of groundwater

  1. Introduced by Sen. Pam Roach (Auburn) (R) on February 16, 2015.
    • Referred to the Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development Committee on February 16, 2015.

Summary from www.washingtonvotes.org

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5998 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5998 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 6009 Catastrophic wildfire damage
2015 Senate Bill 6009: Providing sales and use tax exemptions to persons who suffered property damage in a catastrophic wildfire as defined in this act

  1. Introduced by Sen. Linda Evans Parlette (Wenatchee) (R) on February 16, 2015.
    • Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 16, 2015.

Summary from www.washingtonvotes.org

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 6009 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 6009 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2057 Light pollution study
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -1 (Lacking) Impact is Limited
Requires the department of ecology to complete a study that analyzes the current extent of light pollution that adversely affects: (1) The quality of the environment;(2) The value of property; and(3) The health and well-being of the public.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2057 2/9/2015 Digest of House Bill 2057 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2057 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2128 Dept of agriculture fees
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -1 (Lacking) Impact is Little
2015 House Bill 2128: Concerning fees assessed by the department of agriculture

  1. Introduced by Rep. Zack Hudgins (Tukwila) (D) on February 16, 2015.
    • Referred to the House General Government & Information Technology Committee on February 16, 2015.

Summary from www.washingtonvotes.org

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2128 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2128 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2036 Permits & approval under SMA
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -2 (Lacking) Impact is Limited
Requires the department of ecology to develop two general permits, one each for proposed development activities located east or west of the crest of the Cascade mountain range, for use by counties and cities for development proposals that are within shorelines of the state and are exempt from the substantial development permit requirements of the shoreline management act.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 8:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2036 2/6/2015 Digest of House Bill 2036 2/9/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2036 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
HB 2059 Energy efficient constrction
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -2 (Lacking) Impact is Limited
Authorizes a county legislative authority to provide an exemption from county property tax levies for certified third-party green building construction or improvements.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2059 2/9/2015 Digest of House Bill 2059 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2059 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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NEW Bill
SB 5900 The homeless/religious orgs
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -2 (Lacking) Impact is Little
Prohibits a local government from limiting a religious organization’s: (1) Availability to host a rotating, established tent encampment to fewer than eight months during a calendar year;(2) Hosting term to fewer than four months;(3) Number of simultaneous hostings within the same municipality to one hosting during any given period of time; and(4) Availability to host safe parking efforts at its on-site parking lot.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5900 2/6/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5900 2/9/2015
Senate Bill Report on Senate Bill 5900 2/12/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5900 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1204 Ecology policies enforcement
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 10 (Outstanding) Impact is Critical
Requires Department of Ecology polices to be codified in the administrative code and ratified by the Legislature before they may be enforced.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1204 1/14/2015 Digest of House Bill 1204 1/15/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1204 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1204 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1375 Trespass on private property
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 10 (Outstanding) Impact is Critical
Includes public officials and employees as persons subject to the crime of trespass, with certain exceptions;Conditions various statutes authorizing permission for public officials to enter property upon compliance with the criminal trespass statute.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1375 1/16/2015 Digest of House Bill 1375 1/19/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1375 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1375 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1444 Property tax relief
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 4 (Outstanding) Impact is Serious
Providing property tax relief by reducing state property tax revenue by $340 million dollars each calendar year from the amount that would otherwise be allowed for collection in calendar years 2016 through 2040.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1444 1/20/2015 Digest of House Bill 1444 1/21/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1444 2/13/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1444 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
X X
Status Updated
HB 1588 SEPA categorical exemptions
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 4 (Outstanding) Impact is Serious
Creates a categorical exemption from the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review requirements for development proposals in counties and cities that have adopted comprehensive Growth Management Act (GMA) plans that have undergone a SEPA review, if the development proposal is consistent with the GMA comprehensive plan.Creates a categorical exemption from the SEPA review requirements for development proposals in counties and cities that have adopted shoreline master programs that have undergone a SEPA review, if the development proposal is consistent with the shoreline master program.
Scheduled Hearing
Monday 02/16/2015 1:30 pm
Environment
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1588 1/22/2015 Digest of House Bill 1588 1/23/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1588 2/16/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1588 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1589 Natural resource management
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 4 (Outstanding) Impact is Limited
Provides the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) with specific authority to manage lands acquired by the WDFW using the best available land management techniques.Includes a non-exclusive list of land management techniques available to the WDFW which are, except for grazing leases on lands that have not been grazed for ten years, similar to categorical exemptions to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA).Exempts the enumerated list of land management techniques from the SEPA when undertaken by the WDFW.
Scheduled Hearing
Monday 02/16/2015 1:30 pm
Environment
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1589 1/22/2015 Digest of House Bill 1589 1/23/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1589 2/16/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1589 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
SB 5801 WA water commission
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 4 (Outstanding) Impact is Serious
Creates the Washington water commission and transfers certain powers, duties, and functions, pertaining to water resources, from the department of ecology to the commission.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5801 2/2/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5801 2/3/2015
Senate Bill Report on Senate Bill 5801 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5801 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
SHB 1000 DFW land, water rights
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 3 (Outstanding) Impact is Limited
Provides the option for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to lease water rights which are appurtenant to parcels of land that are owned or managed by the WDFW for beneficial use and use the revenue for projects related to hatcheries, endangered species, land management, and salmon recovery.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1000 12/5/2014
House Amendment by Rep. Bergquist (H9902.1) to House Bill 1000 1/9/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1000 1/14/2015 Digest of House Bill 1000 1/6/2015
House Bill Report on House Bill 1000 as Reported by House Agriculture & Natural Resources on 02-10-2015 2/10/2015
Substitute House Bill 1000 as Recommended by Agriculture & Natural Resources 2/11/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SHB 1000 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1829 Adverse possession claims
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 3 (Outstanding) Impact is Limited
Creates an affirmative defense for the record owner of real property against an adverse possession claim that the person who commenced possession of the property did not have an honest belief that he or she was the rightful owner and entitled to possession of the property.
Hearing REMOVED from Schedule
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
REMOVED
Judiciary
Executive Session
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1829 1/28/2015 Digest of House Bill 1829 1/29/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1829 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1829 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 2061 Group B water systems
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 3 (Outstanding) Impact is Little
Authorizes county legislative authorities to approve Group B public water systems with nine or fewer connections based on the quality of the water delivered for indoor household use.
Scheduled Hearing
Monday 02/16/2015 1:30 pm
Environment
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2061 2/9/2015 Digest of House Bill 2061 2/10/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 2061 2/16/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2061 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1453 Columbia River Gorge comm.
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Little
Requires the Columbia River Gorge Commission (Commission) to eliminate the Commission’s backlog of complete and unprocessed land use applications by July 1, 2017, improve the Commission’s land use permit application approval process, and submit two reports each year to the Legislature describing the Commission’s progress on eliminating its backlog of complete and unprocessed land use applications and the improvements made to the land use application process.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1453 1/20/2015 Digest of House Bill 1453 1/21/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1453 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1453 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1609 Plumbing & electrical codes
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Little
Requires the Department of Labor and Industries to exempt by rule certain minor and incidental electrical and plumbing work from worker certification requirements.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1609 1/22/2015 Digest of House Bill 1609 1/23/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1609 2/12/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1609 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1798 Anticipated tax, assessments
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Little
Eliminates statutory provisions requiring collection of an advance tax on real property for taxes not yet levied and certified at the time a person records a document with the county auditor resulting in a division, alteration, or adjustment of real property boundary lines.Repeals the statutory requirement that an advance tax deposit be paid by persons recording plats after May 31 and prior to the date that taxes are collected.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1798 1/28/2015 Digest of House Bill 1798 1/29/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1798 2/10/2015
House Bill Report on House Bill 1798 as Reported by House Local Government on 02-10-2015 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1798 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1896 Customer energy use info
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Little
Prohibits an electric utility, including a small utility, from disclosing or selling private or proprietary retail electric customer information with or to its affiliates, subsidiaries, or any other third party for the purposes of marketing services or product offerings to a retail electric customer who does not already subscribe to the service or product, unless the utility has first obtained the customer’s written or electronic permission. Makes the disclosure or sale of private or proprietary retail electric customer information to an electric utility’s affiliates, subsidiaries, or any other third party for the purposes of marketing services or product offerings, without the customer’s written or electronic permission, an unfair or deceptive act in trade or commerce and an unfair method of competition for the purposes of applying the Consumer Protection Act.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1896 1/30/2015 Digest of House Bill 1896 2/2/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1896 2/11/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1896 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 2010 Public sewer required/appeal
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Little
Requires that qualifying counties, cities, and towns have an administrative appeals process for requests from owners of single-family residences to repair or replace a failing on-site septic system that were denied because of a requirement mandating connection to a public sewer system.Specifies that the jurisdictions required to have the appeals process are those that adopt or have adopted an ordinance or resolution requiring connection to a public sewer system upon the failure of an on-site septic system.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2010 2/5/2015 Digest of House Bill 2010 2/6/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 2010 2/11/2015
House Bill Report on House Bill 2010 as Reported by House Local Government on 02-11-2015 2/11/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2010 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 2069 Natural resources management
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Little
Prohibits the Department of Natural Resources from officially entering into a habitat conservation plan or other multiyear agreement with the federal government under the Endangered Species Act if that agreement commits the state to future actions, or constrains future state options, relating to the management of aquatic lands as it affects overwater structures and log storage.
Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm B
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2069 2/9/2015 Digest of House Bill 2069 2/10/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 2069 2/19/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2069 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 2107 Wolf conservation and mgmt
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Limited
Requires the Department of Fish and Wildlife to amend the existing wolf management plan to better address the wolf recovery rate and uneven distribution that has occurred since the plan’s initial adoption.
Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 8:00 am
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm B
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2107 2/11/2015 Digest of House Bill 2107 2/12/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 2107 2/18/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2107 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1374 Agency contract information
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 1 (Good) Impact is Limited
Voids any clause within a contract between state or local agencies and private vendors that prevents disclosure of either the existence or purpose of the contract. Prohibits contracts for software and data storage from preventing disclosure of the extent of any databases held or the number of private individuals and entities about whom information is contained in the database.
Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 12:30 pm
Judiciary
Executive Session
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Hearing REMOVED from Schedule
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
REMOVED
Judiciary
Executive Session
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1374 1/16/2015 Digest of House Bill 1374 1/19/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1374 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1374 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1656 Property assessment appeals
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 1 (Good) Impact is Little
Changes the amount of time prior to a county board of equalization (board) hearing, when information or evidence held by a taxpayer or the county assessor must be made available or provided to the other party and the board, from either seven or 14 business days to 21 business days.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1656 1/23/2015 Digest of House Bill 1656 1/26/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1656 2/4/2015
House Bill Report on House Bill 1656 as Reported by House Local Government on 02-11-2015 2/11/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1656 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1940 Flood control zone districts
Allows eligible flood control zone districts to permanently protect a portion of their levy capacity from general prorationing requirements under certain circumstances.
Scheduled Hearing
Friday 02/20/2015 8:00 am
Finance
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1940 2/2/2015 Digest of House Bill 1940 2/3/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1940 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1940 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1954 Columbia gorge com tsk force
Creates a legislative task force on the Columbia River Gorge Commission (Commission) for the purpose of working with the Commission and Oregon’s corresponding task force and addressing various issues related to the federal National Scenic Area Act (Act), like the Commission’s funding and potential changes to the Act.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1954 2/3/2015 Digest of House Bill 1954 2/4/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1954 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1954 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1989 Water storage asset mgmt
Authorizes a municipality or water district to negotiate a fair and reasonable water storage asset management service contract that includes inspection, cleaning, maintenance, repair, and testing services.Establishes procedures for publishing notice of contract requirements and negotiating the contract.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 8:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1989 2/4/2015 Digest of House Bill 1989 2/5/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1989 2/12/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1989 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 2112 Unincorporated urban islands
Requires cities and towns with potential annexation areas (PAAs) to develop a joint planning agreement with the applicable county to annex the territory designated in the PAA.Requires, within a 10 year timeframe, cities or towns to annex unincorporated territory that is surrounded by one or more city or town, or by one or more city or town and a water body, if the territory is within a PAA for a city or town.Specifies that if a joint planning agreement for the annexation of a PAA that is surrounded by two or more cities or towns does not result in a determination of which jurisdiction will annex the area, the county must assign the annexation area to the city or town from which urban services can most efficiently be delivered.Expands the list of objectives that boundary review boards must consider in reaching decisions on proposed actions to include, in part, the prevention of potential unincorporated urban islands of territory that are surrounded by city and town boundaries.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 8:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2112 2/12/2015 Digest of House Bill 2112 2/13/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 2112 2/17/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2112 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 2045 Net metering systems
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -1 (Lacking) Impact is Little
Requires investor-owned and consumer-owned utilities to conduct “Distribution Resources Planning,” after net-metered systems’ cumulative generating capacity has reached one half of a percent of the utility’s 1996 peak demand.Authorizes a utility to recover expenditures identified in a Distribution Resources Plan as necessary for the integration of cost-effective distributed resources, through a reliability charge, a Value of Distributed Generation Tariff, a long-term contract, or other mechanism.States that the Legislature intends to modify and extend the tax preference provided in the Renewable Energy Investment Cost Recovery Incentive Program.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Technology & Economic Development
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm C
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 8:00 am
Technology & Economic Development
Possible Executive Session
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm C
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
Technology & Economic Development
Possible Executive Session
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm C
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2045 2/6/2015 Digest of House Bill 2045 2/9/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 2045 2/17/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2045 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
SHB 1107 Cultural & heritage programs
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -2 (Lacking) Impact is Limited
Permits a county or city to create a cultural access program (CAP).Authorizes a county or city to impose either a sales and use tax or a property tax levy to fund a CAP.Provides restrictions and requirements for how revenues may be allocated within a CAP.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1107 1/9/2015 Digest of House Bill 1107 1/12/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1107 1/20/2015
House Bill Report on House Bill 1107 as Reported by House Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs on 02-09-2015 2/9/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SHB 1107 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1337 Public port district levies
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -2 (Lacking) Impact is Limited
Repeals statutory provisions authorizing and governing the imposition of annual levies for up to three six-year periods by port districts that have adopted a comprehensive scheme of harbor improvements and industrial developments (comprehensive scheme), effective January 1, 2020. Creates new authority for port districts that have adopted a comprehensive scheme to impose levies for up to three multiyear levy periods, which applies to taxes levied for collection in 2016 and after.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 3:30 pm
Finance
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1337 1/16/2015 Digest of House Bill 1337 1/19/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1337 1/28/2015
House Bill Report on House Bill 1337 as Reported by House Local Government on 02-05-2015 2/5/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1337 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HJM 4009 Global climate change
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -3 (Poor) Impact is Limited
Requests that the United States take action to address climate change as part of an international or global commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Scheduled Hearing
Monday 02/16/2015 1:30 pm
Environment
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Joint Memorial 4009 2/10/2015 Digest of House Joint Memorial 4009 2/11/2015
House Joint Memorial 4009 2/10/2015 Initial House Analysis of House Bill 4009 2/16/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HJM 4009 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1911 Water or sewer facilities
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -5 (Poor) Impact is Limited
Authorizes a municipality (a county, city, town, or drainage district) to create an assessment reimbursement area (ARA) on its own initiative, finance the costs of construction or improvement of water or sewer facilities, and become the sole beneficiary of reimbursements.Requires the municipality to notify affected property owners of its preliminary determination of the ARA’s boundaries and assessments, and record its final determination with the county auditor. Establishes that reimbursements to the municipality may only be for costs that benefit property and property owners, and not for costs that benefit the general public.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 8:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1911 1/30/2015 Digest of House Bill 1911 2/2/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1911 2/12/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1911 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1162 Mineral prospecting
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -7 (Poor) Impact is Limited
Requires the Department of Fish and Wildlife to conduct a study that evaluates both the acute and cumulative effects of motorized mineral prospecting on native fish species and related habitat.Excludes motorized mineral prospecting from the scope of the Gold and Fish Pamphlet, and from rivers where fishing is prohibited, for a period of time.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1162 1/13/2015 Digest of House Bill 1162 1/14/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1162 2/12/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1162 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Status Updated
HB 1715 On-site sewage mgmt plans
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -10 (Poor) Impact is Serious
Establishes a mandatory fee of at least $30 per year for on-site sewage systems located in Puget Sound counties.Directs fees to local health boards to implement on-site sewage management plans.Enables counties to establish a loan program with the Department of Health and Department of Ecology to assist homeowners in on-site sewage systems maintenance and repairs.
LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1715 1/26/2015 Digest of House Bill 1715 1/27/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1715 2/12/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1715 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
SB 5347 Flood plains/ag land, etc.
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 3 (Outstanding) Impact is Limited
Requires the state conservation commission and the departments of agriculture, natural resources, fish and wildlife, and ecology to jointly identify and implement two demonstration projects that test the effectiveness and costs of river management.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 3:30 pm
Ways & Means
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/12

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5347 1/19/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5347 1/20/2015
Senate Bill Report on Senate Bill 5347 1/27/2015
Senate Bill Report on Senate Bill 5347 as Reported by Senate Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development on 02-03-20 2/3/2015
Senate Bill Report on Senate Bill 5347 2/17/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5347 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
SB 5298 Municipal waters, diversion
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Little
Allows a municipal owner of foreign water discharged to the Nooksack river between river miles seventeen and nineteen to claim and divert up to an equal quantity of water annually from the Nooksack river without satisfying laws governing water appropriation if certain conditions are met.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 8:00 am
Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5298 1/16/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5298 1/19/2015
Senate Bill Report on Senate Bill 5298 1/27/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5298 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
SB 5189 Eminent domain
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 8 (Outstanding) Impact is Serious
Prohibits private property from being taken or damaged for public or private use that is to be transferred for use or possession by a governmental agency of another state.
Scheduled Hearing
Monday 02/16/2015 1:30 pm
Law & Justice
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5189 1/14/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5189 1/15/2015
Senate Bill Report on Senate Bill 5189 2/16/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5189 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1420 School siting and aid
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 5 (Outstanding) Impact is Critical
Requires counties that have a population of at least 500,000, abut at least five other counties, and are required or choose to plan under the Growth Management Act (GMA), to permit schools outside of designated urban growth areas (UGA) when specified criteria are met.Establishes planning actions that counties must satisfy in complying with the requirement to permit schools outside of UGAs.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 8:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1420 1/19/2015 Digest of House Bill 1420 1/20/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1420 1/29/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1420 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1585 Surplus trans. property
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 5 (Outstanding) Impact is Limited
Gives a former owner the right of repurchase if the department of transportation determines that all or a portion of the former owner’s real property or an interest in the real property that was acquired through condemnation within the previous ten years is no longer necessary for a transportation purpose.
Scheduled Hearing
Monday 02/16/2015 3:30 pm
Transportation
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm B
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1585 1/22/2015 Digest of House Bill 1585 1/23/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1585 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1338 Municipal waters, diversion
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Little
Allows a municipality that discharges foreign water into the Nooksack River to claim and divert an equal amount of water from the Nooksack River at a municipality-owned diversion point located no more than 1 mile upstream from the discharge point of the foreign water.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm B
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1338 1/16/2015 Digest of House Bill 1338 1/19/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1338 2/3/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1338 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1539 Hardship property tx waivers
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Little
Enables county treasurers to provide limited waivers of interest and penalties for delinquent property taxes.
Scheduled Hearing
Friday 02/20/2015 8:00 am
Finance
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1539 1/21/2015 Digest of House Bill 1539 1/22/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1539 1/30/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1539 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1187 Water banking best practices
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 1 (Good) Impact is Limited
Requires water bank sponsors to report amounts charged for mitigation credits to the Department of Ecology and not charge amounts different from the rates reported or otherwise provide preferential treatment for potential buyers. Requires all water bank transfers to correspond to an adequate, reliable, and uninterruptable water supply, be consistent with state and local land use ordinances, and not cause detriment or injury to other water right holders, priority fish or wildlife species, or critical habitat for a species listed on the Endangered Species Act.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm B
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1187 1/14/2015 Digest of House Bill 1187 1/15/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1187 2/3/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1187 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1250 Notice and review processes
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 1 (Good) Impact is Little
Requires initiators of city incorporation proceedings and boundary change proposals to submit notice of the proposed actions to the Office of Financial Management (OFM).Requires the OFM to review incorporation and boundary change proposals, and to deny approval of proposals under specified circumstances.Establishes a general definition of “contiguous” for city incorporations and other boundary change proposals.Modifies provisions governing incorporations and city and town boundary changes, including: changing specific annexation requirements; establishing procedural requirements related to de-annexations and boundary line adjustments, and requiring the use of population estimates produced by the OFM.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 8:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1250 1/15/2015 Digest of House Bill 1250 1/16/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1250 1/27/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1250 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1383 Community redevel. financing
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -1 (Lacking) Impact is Limited
Authorizes local governments to assess a special property tax on the incremental increase of property values within a designated apportionment district. Requires a portion of the revenues collected from the special property tax to pay for community benefit activities.
Scheduled Hearing
Monday 02/16/2015 1:30 pm
Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm E
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1383 1/16/2015 Digest of House Bill 1383 1/19/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1383 1/27/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1383 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1702 Fireworks, regulation of
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -1 (Lacking) Impact is Little
Provides that a county or city may enact an ordinance regulating fireworks that is more restrictive than state law, but which may not conflict with state law, only as to the days and hours of legal sale or use of consumer fireworks, and the types of consumer fireworks sold and used.Adopts the 2013 edition of the National Fire Protection Association’s fireworks code, NFPA 1124: Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, Storage, and Retail Sales of Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles in its entirety and without amendment.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 8:00 am
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
Local Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1702 1/26/2015 Digest of House Bill 1702 1/27/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1702 2/4/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1702 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
SHB 1793 Alternative water procuring
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -5 (Poor) Impact is Serious
Requires counties and cities to adopt ordinances that outline when and how alternative water supplies may be used to satisfy the potable water requirements for new construction if the city or county has, as part of its jurisdiction, a property which is not eligible to be served by a water purveyor and for which new, unmitigated surface or groundwater withdrawals are not legally available on a year-round basis.Requires the Department of Ecology to coordinate with local government entities and utility districts to identify possible capital projects that may assist in providing water to remedy any possible violations of a Supreme Court ruling.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 3:30 pm
Capital Budget
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm B
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1793 1/28/2015 Digest of House Bill 1793 1/29/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1793 2/3/2015
Substitute House Bill 1793 as Recommended by Agriculture & Natural Resources 2/13/2015
House Bill Report on House Bill 1793 as Reported by House Agriculture & Natural Resources on 02-12-2015 2/12/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SHB 1793 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
SB 5013 Designated agricultural land
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Limited
Clarifies provisions regarding the protection of designated agricultural land for future agricultural use.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 8:00 am
Agriculture, Water & Rural Economic Development
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5013 12/16/2014 Digest of Senate Bill 5013 1/7/2015
Senate Bill Report on Senate Bill 5013 1/27/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5013 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
SB 5846 Plumbing & electrical codes
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 2 (Good) Impact is Limited
Exempts from the plumbing and electrical codes, minor or incidental work that does not require regulation for the protection of public health or safety.
Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 1:30 pm
Commerce & Labor
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 1
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5846 2/4/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5846 2/5/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5846 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
SB 5872 Nat. resources agencies/land
CAPR Recommends DO PASS CAPR rating = 1 (Good) Impact is Little
Requires the department of fish and wildlife, before acquiring real property in any county after the effective date of this act, to identify for sale department-owned land in that same county of equal or greater acreage than the property to be acquired.Requires the department of natural resources, before acquiring real property in any county after the effective date of this act for purposes of a natural area preserve, natural resources conservation area, or other habitat or riparian protection purposes, to identify for sale department-owned land in that same county of equal or greater acreage than the property to be acquired.Requires the parks and recreation commission, before acquiring real property in any county after the effective date of this act, to identify for sale agency-owned land in that same county of equal or greater acreage than the property to be acquired.
Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 1:30 pm
Natural Resources & Parks
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 3
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5872 2/5/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5872 2/6/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5872 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1513 Local infrastructure areas
Changes the calculation of property taxes for the purpose of Local Infrastructure Project Areas (LIPA) funding.Establishes new processes and requirements for a sponsoring city to create a LIPA.Specifies when property taxes for the purpose of LIPA funding must be allocated.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 3:30 pm
Finance
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1513 1/21/2015 Digest of House Bill 1513 1/22/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1513 2/5/2015
House Bill Report on House Bill 1513 as Reported by House Community Development, Housing & Tribal Affairs on 02-10-2015 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1513 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1942 Ballot measure filing
Addresses filing fees and required information for sponsors with regard to ballot measures.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
State Government
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm E
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 1:30 pm
State Government
Executive Session
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm E
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1942 2/2/2015 Digest of House Bill 1942 2/3/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1942 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
X X
Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 2016 Unmanned aerial vehicles
Imposes limitations on the collection of information using unmanned aerial vehicles.
Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 1:30 pm
Public Safety
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Friday 02/20/2015 10:00 am
Public Safety
Executive Session
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm D
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 2016 2/5/2015 Digest of House Bill 2016 2/6/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 2016 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
SB 5795 Water or sewer facilities
Revises the municipal water and sewer facilities act to authorize a municipality to: (1) Create an assessment reimbursement area on its own initiative, without the participation of a private property owner;(2) Finance the costs of the construction or improvement; and(3) Become the sole beneficiary of reimbursements.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Government Operations & Security
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 2
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5795 2/2/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5795 2/3/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5795 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
SB 5799 Flood control zone districts
Exempts levies imposed by qualifying flood control zone districts from certain limitations upon regular property tax levies.
Scheduled Hearing
Monday 02/16/2015 3:30 pm
Ways & Means
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 4
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5799 2/2/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5799 2/3/2015
Senate Bill Report on Senate Bill 5799 2/16/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5799 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
X X
Schedualed meeting add/change
SB 5869 Manuf/mobile home location
Prohibits local governments, under certain circumstances, from restricting the location of a manufactured/mobile home based on the manufactured/mobile home community not meeting current fire, safety, or other current local ordinances or state laws related to manufactured/mobile homes.
Scheduled Hearing
Wednesday 02/18/2015 1:30 pm
Financial Institutions & Insurance
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 2
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5869 2/5/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5869 2/6/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5869 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
SB 5753 Energy efficient constrction
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -2 (Lacking) Impact is Little
Authorizes a county legislative authority to provide an exemption from county property tax levies for certified third-party green building construction or improvements.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 10:00 am
Government Operations & Security
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 2
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5753 1/30/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5753 2/2/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5753 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1234 Building permit fees
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -3 (Poor) Impact is Limited
Increases the $4.50 fee imposed by the State Building Code Act on each building permit issued by a county or city to: (1) $5.50 for each residential building permit; and (2) $10 for each nonresidential building permit.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 3:30 pm
General Government & Information Technology
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm C
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Friday 02/20/2015 8:00 am
General Government & Information Technology
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm C
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1234 1/14/2015 Digest of House Bill 1234 1/15/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1234 1/21/2015
House Bill Report on House Bill 1234 as Reported by House Local Government on 02-05-2015 2/5/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1234 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HB 1941 School district bonds/voting
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -3 (Poor) Impact is Limited
Allows the authorization of school district bonds at general elections by a simple majority vote.Takes effect if the proposed amendment to Article VII, section 2 and Article VIII, section 6 of the state Constitution, providing for a simple majority of voters voting at an election to authorize school district levies and bonds at general elections, is approved by the voters at the next general election and certified by the secretary of state.
Scheduled Hearing
Monday 02/16/2015 1:30 pm
Education
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 8:00 am
Education
Executive Session
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1941 2/2/2015 Digest of House Bill 1941 2/3/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HB 1941 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
HJR 4210 School district bonds/voting
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -3 (Poor) Impact is Limited
Proposes an amendment to the state Constitution to provide for a simple majority of voters voting to authorize school district bonds at general elections.
Scheduled Hearing
Monday 02/16/2015 1:30 pm
Education
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

Scheduled Hearing
Thursday 02/19/2015 8:00 am
Education
Executive Session
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm A
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Digest of House Joint Resolution 4210 2/3/2015 House Joint Resolution 4210 2/2/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for HJR 4210 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
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Schedualed meeting add/change
SB 5759 Residential construction
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -3 (Poor) Impact is Limited
Requires distinct prevailing wage rates to be calculated and paid to workers employed in residential construction.
Scheduled Hearing
Monday 02/16/2015 1:30 pm
Commerce & Labor
Public Hearing
Full Committee

Senate Hearing Rm 2
J.A. Cherberg Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED 2/13

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
Senate Bill 5759 1/30/2015 Digest of Senate Bill 5759 2/2/2015
Senate Bill Report on Senate Bill 5759 2/16/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SB 5759 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org
X X
Schedualed meeting add/change
SHB 1278 Building energy use
CAPR Recommends DO NOT PASS CAPR rating = -7 (Poor) Impact is Limited
Requires certain building owners to track the energy use of their buildings and disclose it to the Department of Commerce to be made publicly available.Authorizes the Department of Commerce to penalize building owners that fail to disclose required energy use information. Requires electric and natural gas utilities serving more than 25,000 customers to maintain and automatically update customer energy use data using a shareable internet-based tool created by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Scheduled Hearing
Tuesday 02/17/2015 3:30 pm
General Government & Information Technology
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm C
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

Scheduled Hearing
Friday 02/20/2015 8:00 am
General Government & Information Technology
Public Hearing
Full Committee

House Hearing Rm C
John L. O’Brien Building
Olympia, WA 98504

REVISED

LINKS Updated LINKS Updated
House Bill 1278 1/15/2015 Digest of House Bill 1278 1/16/2015
Initial House Analysis of House Bill 1278 1/22/2015
House Bill Report on House Bill 1278 as Reported by House Environment on 02-05-2015 2/5/2015
Substitute House Bill 1278 as Recommended by Environment 2/6/2015
Digest of Substitute House Bill 1278 2/10/2015
Link to “Public Comment on Bill” for SHB 1278 History/Status www.washingtonvotes.org

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