Legislative Updates

The 2019 Legislative Session will begin on January 14, 2019 and last for 105 days. 

Bills that impact veterans and their families will be listed below, as well as bills that impact WDVA or our employees.  You can find more information on each of these bills, including updated hearing information, by clicking on the bill number below, or by visiting www.leg.wa.gov . If you have questions about a particular bill, you can e-mail heidia@dva.wa.gov.  

2019 Session Bill Tracking Veteran / Military related Bills Feb. 20

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Latest Cmte Mtg Info

HB 1044

H Finance

Concerning senior citizen property taxes.

 

Santos

Jan 29 Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. (2019)

HB 1137

H Approps

Concerning national guard pay in state active service for wildland fire response duty.

SB 5196(SWays & Means)

Leavitt

Feb 20&21 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SHB 1138

H 2nd Reading

Concerning the armed forces exceptions for giving notice of termination of a tenancy.

SB 5180(SRules 2)

Ryu

 

HB 1141

H H Svcs & Erly

Concerning child care supports for military families.

 

Reeves

Jan 29 Public hearing in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning at 1:30 PM. (2019)

HB 1144

H H Svcs & Erly

Establishing the military families' access to child care and early learning supports program.

 

Reeves

 

HB 1178

H Approps

Concerning veteran and national guard tuition waivers.

SB 5755(SWays & Means)

Reeves

 

HB 1181

H Finance

Providing property tax relief for senior citizens and qualifying veterans.

 

Lekanoff

Feb 21 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SHB 1197

H 2nd Reading

Concerning gold star license plates.

SB 5783(STransportation)

Riccelli

 

HB 1201

H Approps

Concerning the Washington national guard postsecondary education grant program.

SB 5197(SRules 2)

Kilduff

Feb 01 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Housing, Community Development & Veterans at 10:00 AM. (2019)

HB 1210

H Education

Allowing nonresident children from military families to enroll in Washington's public schools prior to arrival in the state.

SB 5771(SEL/K-12)

Kilduff

Feb 21 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Education at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 1307

H Finance

Providing a sales and use tax exemption on eligible purchases made on behalf of Washington chapters of the veterans of foreign wars.

 

Mosbrucker

Jan 31 Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM. (2019)

HB 1320

H Finance

Concerning property tax exemptions for service-connected disabled veterans and senior citizens.

 

Wylie

Jan 29 Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. (2019)

SHB 1328

H Approps

Increasing employment opportunities for spouses of military members.

SB 5772(SState Govt/Tri)

Kilduff

Feb 21 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 1372

H Rules R

Concerning the retirement age for state guard members.

 

Klippert

 

SHB 1386

H Finance

Creating a military benefit zone program.

SB 5571(SWays & Means)

Kilduff

 

HB 1410

H Trans

Concerning notice to active duty military owners of impounded vehicles.

SB 5463(STransportation)

Fey

Feb 18 Public hearing in the House Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SHB 1448

H Approps

Creating the veterans service officer program.

 

Maycumber

Feb 21 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SHB 1628

H Approps

Creating an account to be used for purposes of supporting community efforts to reduce development conflicts with nearby military installations.

 

Reeves

 

HB 1629

H Finance

Providing property tax relief for disabled veterans.

 

Reeves

Feb 21 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 1648

H Civil R & Judi

Providing for suicide awareness and prevention programs to create safer homes and reduce suicide among service members, veterans, and their families.

 

Orwall

Feb 20 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 1650

H Approps

Promoting access to earned benefits and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender veterans.

 

Kilduff

 

HB 1688

H Approps

Concerning resident student status as applied to veterans.

SB 5713(SWays & Means)

Morgan

 

HB 1707

H Trans

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

 

Gildon

Feb 18 Public hearing in the House Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM. (2019)

HB 1716

H Approps

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

SB 5428(SWays & Means)

Volz

 

SHB 1736

H Finance

Concerning tax relief for veterans and service members with disabilities to purchase adaptive agricultural equipment.

 

Kraft

 

HB 1759

H Civil R & Judi

Concerning veteran diversion from involuntary commitment.

 

Young

 

HB 1804

H Hous, Com Dev

Allowing an additional property tax exemption for seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities leasing land in a mobile home park or manufactured housing community.

 

Orcutt

Feb 22 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Housing, Community Development & Veterans at 10:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 1812

H Hous, Com Dev

Concerning military spouses.

 

Reeves

Feb 19 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Housing, Community Development & Veterans at 10:00 AM. (2019)

HB 1829

H Finance

Concerning veterans' assistance levies.

 

Chapman

Feb 21 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 1864

H Hous, Com Dev

Concerning eligibility for lifetime veteran's disability passes.

 

Mosbrucker

 

HB 1939

H Hous, Com Dev

Concerning housing and supportive services for homeless and at-risk veterans in rural areas.

 

Steele

Feb 19 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Housing, Community Development & Veterans at 10:00 AM. (2019)

HB 1944

H Finance

Expanding a use tax exemption for new Washington residents and nonresident members of the armed forces.

 

Dent

 

HB 1972

H Finance

Providing tax exemptions for the assistance of disabled veterans and members of the armed forces of the United States of America.

 

Kilduff

 

HB 1993

H Trans

Authorizing military surplus vehicles to operate on public highways.

SB 5417(SRules 2)

Shea

 

HB 2013

H Trans

Providing for allied forces veteran remembrance emblems.

 

Van Werven

 

HB 2058

H Trans

Concerning Purple Heart license plates.

 

Callan

 

HB 2086

H Finance

Allowing leased land in a mobile home park or manufactured housing community to qualify for the senior, veteran, and persons with disabilities property tax exemption.

 

Orcutt

 

SSB 5047

S Rules 2

Concerning veteran diversion from involuntary commitment through increased coordination between the veterans administration and the department of social and health services.

 

 

 

SB 5049

S State Govt/Tri

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

 

O'Ban

Feb 15 Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5094

S Transportation

Exempting the flag of the United States from regulations regarding signs, banners, or decorations along or near roadways.

 

Fortunato

Jan 23 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5160

S Ways & Means

Concerning property tax exemptions for service-connected disabled veterans and senior citizens.

 

Dhingra

Feb 20 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SSB 5167

S Rules 2

Addressing the linked deposit program.

 

Hasegawa

 

SB 5180

S Rules 2

Concerning the armed forces exceptions for giving notice of termination of a tenancy.

HB 1138(H2nd Reading)

Hobbs

 

SB 5196

S Ways & Means

Concerning national guard pay in state active service for wildland fire response duty.

HB 1137(HApprops)

Hobbs

Feb 18 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5197

S Rules 2

Concerning the Washington national guard postsecondary education grant program.

HB 1201(HApprops)

Hobbs

 

SB 5231

S Ways & Means

Concerning veteran survivor tuition waiver eligibility.

 

Bailey

Feb 14 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5367

S 2nd Reading

Creating the purple star award for military friendly schools.

 

Wagoner

 

SSB 5417

S Rules 2

Authorizing military surplus vehicles to operate on public highways.

HB 1993(HTrans)

Padden

 

SSB 5428

S Ways & Means

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

HB 1716(HApprops)

Wilson, L.

Feb 14 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5463

S Transportation

Concerning notice to active duty military owners of impounded vehicles.

HB 1410(HTrans)

Warnick

Feb 07 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SSB 5544

S 2nd RdConsCal

Increasing the types of commercial driver waivers allowed for military veterans.

 

Hobbs

 

SSB 5571

S Ways & Means

Creating a military benefit zone program.

HB 1386(HFinance)

Randall

 

SSB 5603

S 2nd Reading

Concerning enrollment and course registration access for children of military families.

 

Randall

 

SB 5712

S State Govt/Tri

Creating a work group to study and make recommendations on a monument to honor residents who died in the global war on terror.

 

Hobbs

Feb 15 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5713

S Ways & Means

Concerning resident student status as applied to veterans.

HB 1688(HApprops)

Randall

 

SSB 5748

S Rules 2

Creating an account to support necessary infrastructure nearby military installations.

 

Conway

 

SB 5755

S Ways & Means

Concerning veteran and national guard tuition waivers.

HB 1178(HApprops)

Randall

 

SB 5762

S State Govt/Tri

Concerning state contracts with veteran-owned businesses.

 

Hasegawa

Feb 20 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5771

S EL/K-12

Allowing nonresident children from military families to enroll in Washington's public schools prior to arrival in the state.

HB 1210(HEducation)

O'Ban

 

SB 5772

S State Govt/Tri

Increasing employment opportunities for spouses of military members.

HB 1328(HApprops)

O'Ban

 

SB 5783

S Transportation

Concerning gold star license plates.

HB 1197(H2nd Reading)

Billig

 

SB 5858

S Financial Inst

Concerning funding and uses of the military department active state service account.

 

Hobbs

Feb 21 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5890

S State Govt/Trib

Providing tax exemptions for the assistance of disabled veterans and members of the armed forces of the United States of America.

 

O'Ban

 

SB 5900

S State Govt/Tri

Promoting access to earned benefits and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer veterans.

 

Randall

Feb 20 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

 

WDVA / State Agency Bill Tracking as of Feb. 18

 

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Latest Cmte Mtg Info

HB 1030

H State Govt & T

Concerning disciplinary action for state officials and employees who provide false testimony to the legislature.

 

Walsh

 

HB 1052

H State Govt & T

Concerning agency rule-making authority.

 

Walsh

 

SHB 1067

H Rules R

Concerning employment after public service in state government.

SB 5033(SState Govt/Tri)

Pellicciotti

 

SHB 1071

H Rules R

Protecting personal information.

SB 5064(STransportation)

Kloba

 

HB 1077

H Approps

Concerning governmental continuity during emergency periods.

SB 5012(SWays & Means)

Goodman

 

HB 1085

H Approps

Concerning premium reduction for medicare-eligible retiree participants in the public employees' benefits board program.

SB 5469(SWays & Means)

Dolan

Jan 28 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (2019)

HB 1102

H Cap Budget

Concerning the capital budget.

SB 5134(SWays & Means)

Tharinger

Jan 17 Public hearing in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 1:30 PM. (2019)

HB 1108

H Approps

Making 2017-2019 biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.

SB 5154(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

Jan 14 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (2019)

HB 1109

H Approps

Making 2019-2021 biennium operating appropriations.

SB 5153(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

Jan 16 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SHB 1139

H Approps

Expanding the current and future educator workforce supply.

 

Santos

 

SHB 1224

H HCWDPS

Concerning prescription drug cost transparency.

 

Robinson

 

HB 1308

H Approps

Addressing plan membership default provisions in the public employees' retirement system, the teachers' retirement system, and the school employees' retirement system.

SB 5360(SRules 2)

Stanford

Feb 14 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (2019)

HB 1362

H Approps

Concerning benefits eligibility during postretirement employment for members of the public employees', teachers', and school employees' retirement systems, plans 2 and 3.

 

Klippert

 

HB 1363

H State Govt & T

Concerning state agency employee access to peer-reviewed journals.

SB 5504(SState Govt/Tri)

Blake

Feb 20 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SHB 1399

H Approps

Concerning paid family and medical leave.

SB 5449(SRules 2)

Robinson

Feb 14 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SHB 1521

H Approps

Providing for accountability and transparency in government contracting.

SB 5655(SState Govt/Tri)

Dolan

 

HB 1564

H Approps

Concerning the nursing facility medicaid payment system.

SB 5569(SHealth & Long)

Macri

Feb 18 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 1570

H Cap Budget

Requiring the use of American or recycled steel products on certain public works.

SB 5456(SState Govt/Tri)

Ormsby

 

HB 1585

H APPDP

Increasing the traumatic brain injury fee.

SB 5127(SWays & Means)

Doglio

 

HB 1586

H Approps

Expanding the traumatic brain injury fee to other traffic-related offenses.

SB 5126(STransportation)

Doglio

 

HB 1608

H HC/Wellness

Protecting patient care.

SB 5542(SHealth & Long)

Macri

Feb 22 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 1613

H State Govt & Tr

Reporting agreements between state agencies and the federal government.

 

Young

 

HB 1618

H Civil R & Judi

Clarifying and protecting the Constitution's freedom of speech and guarantee of religious liberty for public employees.

 

Young

 

HB 1667

H State Govt & T

Concerning public records request administration.

SB 5667(SState Govt/Tri)

Springer

Feb 19 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 1782

H State Govt & T

Concerning public meetings of advisory groups established by local governments and other agencies.

 

Pollet

Feb 22 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

SHB 1783

H Approps

Creating the Washington state office of equity.

SB 5776(SState Govt/Tri)

Gregerson

 

HB 1845

H Labor & Workpla

Concerning deduction of union dues or representation fees for public employees.

 

Stokesbary

 

HB 1882

H HC/Wellness

Joining the nurse licensure compact.

SB 5460(SHealth & Long)

Ryu

 

HB 1888

H State Govt & T

Protecting employee information from public disclosure.

 

Hudgins

 

HB 2020

H State Govt & T

Exempting the disclosure of names in employment investigation records.

SB 5929(SState Govt/Tri)

Dolan

Feb 22 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 2048

H Approps

Concerning inflation adjustments in nursing home payment rate setting.

 

Pettigrew

 

SB 5012

S Ways & Means

Concerning governmental continuity during emergency periods.

HB 1077(HApprops)

Takko

Feb 18 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5033

S State Govt/Tri

Concerning employment after public service in state government.

HB 1067(HRules R)

Carlyle

Jan 23 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 8:00 AM. (2019)

SSB 5064

S Transportation

Protecting personal information.

HB 1071(HRules R)

Nguyen

 

SB 5101

S State Govt/Trib

Requiring a state resident preference on competitive examinations for public employment.

 

Sheldon

 

SB 5126

S Transportation

Expanding the traumatic brain injury fee to other traffic-related offenses.

HB 1586(HApprops)

McCoy

Jan 23 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5127

S Ways & Means

Increasing the traumatic brain injury fee.

HB 1585(HAPPDP)

McCoy

Feb 21 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5134

S Ways & Means

Concerning the capital budget.

HB 1102(HCap Budget)

Frockt

Jan 17 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5153

S Ways & Means

Making 2019-2021 biennium operating appropriations.

HB 1109(HApprops)

Rolfes

Jan 15 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5154

S Ways & Means

Making 2017-2019 biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.

HB 1108(HApprops)

Rolfes

Jan 15 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5169

S Labor & Commer

Ensuring the neutrality of public employers and state contractors with regard to employees exercising their rights to collectively bargain.

 

Hasegawa

Feb 21 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5226

S Law & Justice

Concerning the off-duty conduct of an employee or a prospective employee.

 

Kuderer

Feb 14 Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM. (2019)

SB 5233

S Rules 2

Creating an alternative process for sick leave benefits for workers represented by collective bargaining agreements.

 

Keiser

 

SB 5265

S State Govt/Tri

Concerning the role of volunteerism within state government.

 

Zeiger

Feb 15 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5335

S Ways & Means

Paying state retirement benefits until the end of the month in which the retiree or beneficiary dies.

HB 1414(HApprops)

Bailey

Jan 30 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (2019)

SB 5360

S Rules 2

Addressing plan membership default provisions in the public employees' retirement system, the teachers' retirement system, and the school employees' retirement system.

HB 1308(HApprops)

Conway

 

SB 5446

S Health & Long

Concerning electronic prescriptions.

 

Mullet

Feb 18 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 PM. (2019)

SSB 5449

S Rules 2

Concerning paid family and medical leave.

HB 1399(HApprops)

Keiser

 

SB 5456

S State Govt/Tri

Requiring the use of American or recycled steel products on certain public works.

HB 1570(HCap Budget)

Keiser

Feb 22 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5460

S Health & Long

Joining the nurse licensure compact.

HB 1882(HHC/Wellness)

Cleveland

Feb 01 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 8:00 AM. (2019)

SB 5504

S State Govt/Tri

Concerning state agency employee access to peer-reviewed journals.

HB 1363(HState Govt & T)

Warnick

Feb 22 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5542

S Health & Long

Protecting patient care.

HB 1608(HHC/Wellness)

Kuderer

 

SB 5569

S Health & Long

Concerning the nursing facility medicaid payment system.

HB 1564(HApprops)

Keiser

 

SB 5573

S Rules 2

Concerning domestic violence and traumatic brain injury.

 

Warnick

 

SB 5667

S State Govt/Tri

Concerning public records request administration.

HB 1667(HState Govt & T)

Becker

 

SB 5776

S State Govt/Tri

Creating the Washington state office of equity.

HB 1783(HApprops)

Dhingra

Feb 22 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5787

S State Govt/Tri

Concerning hours of availability for inspection and copying of public records.

 

Walsh

Feb 20 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5836

S Ways & Means

Concerning inflation adjustments in nursing home payment rate setting.

 

Van De Wege

Feb 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5861

S State Govt/Tri

Extending respectful workplace code of conduct provisions to all members of the legislative community.

 

Dhingra

Feb 22 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5929

S State Govt/Tri

Exempting the disclosure of names in employment investigation records.

HB 2020(HState Govt & T)

Keiser

 

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