Legislative Updates

The first day of the Regular 2018 Legislative Session was January  8, 2017 and the session will last 60 days. 

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 . Or if you have questions about a particular bill, you can e-mail heidia@dva.wa.gov

Check the WDVA Legislative Updates page for updated information throughout the week!  

Veteran / Military Bills as of January 16, 2018

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Hearing Info

HB 1056

S Law & Justice

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

SB 5041(SRules X)

Kilduff

 

HB 1173

H Approps

Addressing military service credit for members of the Washington state patrol retirement system.

SB 5061(SWays & Means)

Muri

 

HB 1177

H Comm Dev, Housi

Supporting access to state recreation lands by disabled veterans.

SB 5305(SWays & Means)

Muri

Jan 16 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 1180

H Comm Dev, Housi

Enhancing recreational opportunities for veterans with disabilities.

 

Blake

Jan 9 Public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 10:00 AM.

HB 1220

H Hi Ed

Concerning the flying of flags on campuses of Washington state institutions of higher education.

 

Klippert

 

HB 1230

H Trans

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

 

Pike

 

SHB 1247

H Approps

Concerning eligibility for lifetime veteran's disability passes.

 

McCabe

Jan 9 Public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 10:00 AM.

SHB 1379

H Approps

Implementing a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and behavioral health in higher education.

 

Orwall

 

HB 1737

H Approps

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

SB 5525(SRules 3)

Volz

 

SHB 1984

H State Govt, Ele

Concerning the association of Washington generals.

SB 5746(SState Govt/Tri)

Hudgins

 

HB 1986

H Public Safety

Making crimes and threats against persons because of their occupation as an honorably discharged veteran or military status a hate crime.

 

Klippert

 

SHB 2004

H Comm Dev, Housi

Concerning the retirement age for state guard members.

 

Klippert

 

2SHB 2009

H Approps

Providing higher education support for gold star families.

 

Reeves

 

HB 2111

H Environment

Concerning the protection of military installations operated by the United States armed services from incompatible development.

 

Reeves

 

HB 2137

H State Govt, Ele

Modifying the veterans' scoring criteria in competitive examinations.

 

Kraft

 

HB 2142

H Environment

Concerning discover passes for state and national guard members.

 

Reeves

 

HB 2269

H Comm Dev, Hous

Concerning tax relief for adaptive automotive equipment for veterans and service members with disabilities.

 

Kilduff

Jan 16 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2306

H Judiciary

Allowing veterans to carry concealed pistols on community college campuses.

 

Van Werven

 

HB 2341

H Environment

Concerning the protection of military installations operated by the United States armed services from incompatible development.

 

Reeves

Jan 8 Public hearing in the House Committee on Environment at 1:30 PM.

HB 2342

H Comm Dev, Hous

Establishing a donation program for resident disabled veterans to receive hunting and fishing licenses.

SB 6181(SAg/Water/Natur)

Lovick

Jan 16 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2397

H HC/Wellness

Requiring health plans to reimburse the United States department of veterans affairs for health services provided to veterans for nonservice-connected disability treatments.

SB 6023(SHealth & Long)

Kilduff

 

HB 2456

H Comm Dev, Hous

Increasing employment opportunities for spouses of military members.

 

Kilduff

Jan 17 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2464

H Hi Ed

Concerning veteran and national guard tuition waivers.

 

Reeves

Jan 16 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2498

H HC/Wellness

Facilitating the credentialing process for military spouses and state registered domestic partners of military persons.

 

Caldier

 

HB 2513

H Hi Ed

Concerning suicide prevention and behavioral health in higher education, with enhanced services to student veterans.

 

Orwall

Jan 16 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2522

H Comm Dev, Hous

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

 

Pike

Jan 17 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2550

H Finance

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

SB 6167(SWays & Means)

Muri

 

HB 2582

H Comm Dev, Hous

Concerning the department of veterans affairs.

SB 6194(SState Govt/Tri)

Reeves

Jan 17 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2608

H Finance

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

SB 6251(SWays & Means)

Reeves

 

HB 2635

H Comm Dev, Hous

Creating a military benefit zone program.

SB 6272(SEcon Developme)

Kilduff

 

HB 2644

H Trans

Concerning requirements for the issuance of a driver's license that includes a veteran designation.

 

Muri

 

HB 2645

H Comm Dev, Hous

Addressing the definition of veterans of armed conflicts.

 

Muri

 

HB 2652

H Environment

Concerning the initial implementation of recommendations from the collaborative process carried out to implement the state parks operating budget proviso on recreational access fee systems.

SB 6128(SAg/Water/Natur)

Fitzgibbon

 

HB 2701

H Comm Dev, Hous

Addressing the definition of veteran.

SB 6377(SState Govt/Tri)

Bergquist

 

HB 2739

H Comm Dev, Housi

Concerning veterans' assistance levies.

 

Chapman

 

HB 2773

H Comm Dev, Housi

Creating the veterans service officer program.

 

Maycumber

 

SHJM 4007

H Trans

Requesting that the Interstate 5 bridges over the Nisqually River be named for and recognize the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

SJM 8005(SRules X)

Muri

 

HJM 4011

H Comm Dev, Housi

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

 

Blake

 

SB 5041

S Rules X

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

HB 1056(SLaw & Justice)

Baumgartner

 

SB 5061

S Ways & Means

Addressing military service credit for members of the Washington state patrol retirement system.

HB 1173(HApprops)

O'Ban

 

SSB 5104

S Rules X

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

 

O'Ban

 

SB 5305

S Ways & Means

Supporting access to state recreation lands by disabled veterans.

HB 1177(HComm Dev, Hous)

O'Ban

 

SSB 5405

S State Govt/Trib

Requiring protection for occupants of national guard facilities.

 

Wilson

 

SB 5525

S Rules 3

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

HB 1737(HApprops)

Wilson

 

SB 5704

S Ways & Means

Concerning the modification of the disposable income calculation for the property tax exemption for senior citizens, disabled veterans, and disabled retired persons.

 

Becker

 

SB 5746

S State Govt/Trib

Concerning the association of Washington generals.

HB 1984(HState Govt, El)

Kuderer

Jan 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government and Tribal Relations & Elections at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

SB 5852

S Law & Justice

Preventing the organized militia of this state from being used to enforce federal immigration laws.

 

Frockt

 

SB 5861

S State Govt/Trib

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

 

Ericksen

 

SB 6012

S Transportation

Allowing the federal veteran identification card to be used to obtain a veteran designation on a driver's license.

 

King

Jan 15 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)

SB 6017

S Law & Justice

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

 

Fain

Jan 18 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)

SB 6023

S Health & Long

Requiring health plans to reimburse the United States department of veterans affairs for health services provided to veterans for nonservice-connected disability treatments.

HB 2397(HHC/Wellness)

Rolfes

 

SB 6031

S Ways & Means

Concerning veterans' assistance levies.

 

Van De Wege

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

SB 6085

S Fin Inst/Ins

Addressing the linked deposit program.

 

Hasegawa

Jan 16 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions & Insurance at 8:30 AM. (Subject to change)

SB 6108

S Local Governme

Concerning regional funding priority for major military installations.

 

Conway

Jan 16 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)

SB 6128

S Ag/Water/Natura

Concerning the initial implementation of recommendations from the collaborative process carried out to implement the state parks operating budget proviso on recreational access fee systems.

HB 2652(HEnvironment)

Van De Wege

 

SB 6167

S Ways & Means

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

HB 2550(HFinance)

O'Ban

 

SB 6181

S Ag/Water/Natur

Establishing a donation program for resident disabled veterans to receive hunting and fishing licenses.

HB 2342(HComm Dev, Hous)

Bailey

 

SB 6194

S State Govt/Tri

Concerning the department of veterans affairs.

HB 2582(HComm Dev, Hous)

Angel

 

SB 6251

S Ways & Means

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

HB 2608(HFinance)

Dhingra

 

SB 6272

S Econ Developme

Creating a military benefit zone program.

HB 2635(HComm Dev, Hous)

O'Ban

 

SB 6300

S Ways & Means

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

 

O'Ban

 

SB 6377

S State Govt/Trib

Addressing the definition of veteran.

HB 2701(HComm Dev, Hous)

Warnick

 

SSJM 8005

S Rules X

Requesting that the Interstate 5 bridges over the Nisqually River be named for and recognize the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

HJM 4007(HTrans)

O'Ban

 

WDVA / State Agency Bills as of January 15, 2018

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Hearing Info

2SHB 1075

H 2nd Reading

Concerning the capital budget.

SB 5086(Ssubst for)

Tharinger

Jan 9 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 3:30 PM.

SHB 1159

H SEITDPS

Concerning employment after public service in state government.

SB 5120(SWays & Means)

Pellicciotti

Jan 12 Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government and Elections & Information Technology at 10:00 AM.

2SHB 1298

H 2nd Reading

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

 

Ortiz-Self

Jan 9 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 1:30 PM.

HB 1558

H Approps

Authorizing membership in the Washington public safety employees' retirement system for employees who provide nursing care to, or ensure the custody and safety of, offender, probationary, and patient populations in institutions and centers.

 

Kilduff

Jan 17 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)

ESHB 1851

H State Govt, Ele

Protecting taxpayers by providing for accountability and transparency in government contracting.

 

Dolan

Jan 16 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on State Government and Elections & Information Technology at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2172

H State Govt, Ele

Concerning independent security testing of state agencies' information technology systems and infrastructure by the military department.

 

Hudgins

Jan 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on State Government and Elections & Information Technology at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2258

H Judiciary

Concerning health care provider and health care facility whistleblower protections.

SB 5998(SHealth & Long)

Macri

Jan 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)

HB 2263

H Public Safety

Concerning governmental continuity during emergency periods.

 

Goodman

Jan 18 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Public Safety at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2278

H State Govt, El

Concerning personal information privacy protections in government entities.

 

Morris

Jan 16 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on State Government and Elections & Information Technology at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2299

H Approps

Making supplemental operating appropriations.

SB 6032(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

Jan 8 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

HB 2395

H Cap Budget

Concerning the capital budget.

SB 6095(SWays & Means)

Tharinger

 

HB 2414

H State Govt, El

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

 

Walsh

 

HB 2507

H Local Govt

Concerning employee recognition awards.

SB 6088(SRules 2)

Appleton

Jan 17 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 2511

H Approps

Providing a benefit increase to certain retirees of the public employees' retirement system plan 1 and the teachers' retirement system plan 1.

SB 6340(SWays & Means)

Manweller

 

HB 2669

H State Govt, El

Adding part-time employees to state civil service.

SB 6184(SState Govt/Tri)

Doglio

 

HJR 4210

H Public Safety

Amending the state Constitution to provide governmental continuity during emergency periods resulting from a catastrophic incident.

SJR 8211(SState Govt/Tri)

Johnson

Jan 18 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Public Safety at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

ESSB 5086

S Rules X

Concerning the capital budget.

HB 1075(Hsubst for)

Honeyford

 

SSB 5120

S Ways & Means

Concerning employment after public service in state government.

HB 1159(HSEITDPS)

Carlyle

 

SB 5700

S Health & Long T

Requiring training for long-term care providers on the needs of the LGBTQ population.

 

Ranker

Jan 11 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 10:00 AM.

SB 5998

S Health & Long

Concerning health care provider and health care facility whistleblower protections.

HB 2258(HJudiciary)

Keiser

Jan 15 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)

SB 6006

S State Govt/Tri

Concerning powers to waive statutory obligations or limitations during a state of emergency.

 

Zeiger

Jan 19 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on State Government and Tribal Relations & Elections at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

SB 6032

S Ways & Means

Making supplemental operating appropriations.

HB 2299(HApprops)

Rolfes

Jan 9 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.

SB 6079

S State Govt/Tri

Exempting public employee dates of birth from public disclosure requirements.

 

Kuderer

Jan 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government and Tribal Relations & Elections at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

SB 6082

S Labor & Commer

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

 

Hasegawa

Jan 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)

SB 6090

S Ways & Means

Concerning the capital budget.

 

Frockt

Jan 15 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)

SB 6095

S Ways & Means

Concerning the capital budget.

HB 2395(HCap Budget)

Frockt

Jan 11 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.

SB 6110

S Labor & Commer

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

 

Saldaña

Jan 15 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)

SB 6184

S State Govt/Trib

Adding part-time employees to state civil service.

HB 2669(HState Govt, El)

Wellman

Jan 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce at 1:30 PM in anticipation of other legislative action.

SB 6305

S Ways & Means

Addressing retiree benefits for participants in the public employees' retirement system, the teachers' retirement system, and the public employees' benefits board.

HB 2452(HApprops)

Hunt

 

SB 6341

S State Govt/Tri

Concerning government performance and accountability.

 

Miloscia

 

SB 6342

S Ways & Means

Concerning state budgeting through zero-based budget reviews.

 

Miloscia

 

SJR 8211

S State Govt/Tri

Amending the state Constitution to provide governmental continuity during emergency periods resulting from a catastrophic incident.

HJR 4210(HPublic Safety)

Takko

Jan 19 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on State Government and Tribal Relations & Elections at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

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