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 April 17

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Original
Sponsor

Bill Signing Info

SI 1000

S State Govt/Trib

Concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion.

People of the State of Washington

 

HI 1000

H Civil R & Judi

Concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion.

People of the State of Washington

 

HB 1137

Del to Gov

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

Leavitt

April 19, 10:30am

Governor’s Conference Room

ESHB 1138

Del to Gov

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

Ryu

April 17, 12:00pm

Governor’s Conference Room

SHB 1197

S Passed 3rd

Concerning gold star license plates.

Riccelli

 

SHB 1210

Del to Gov

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

Kilduff

April 19, 10:30am

Governor’s Conference Room

2SHB 1448

S Passed 3rd

Creating the veterans service officer program.

Maycumber

 

HB 1688

S Pres Signed

Concerning resident student status as applied to veterans.

Morgan

 

HB 1829

S 2nd Reading

Concerning veterans' assistance levies.

Chapman

 

HB 2058

S Pres Signed

Concerning Purple Heart license plates.

Callan

 

ESSB 5160

H Rules R

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

Dhingra

 

SB 5367

H 2nd Reading

Creating the purple star award for military friendly schools.

Wagoner

 

SSB 5612

Del to Gov

Concerning Holocaust education.

Rivers

 

SSB 5748

H Passed 3rd

Creating an account to support necessary infrastructure nearby military installations.

Conway

 

 

WDVA / State Agency Bill Tracking as of April 16

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

SHB 1049

H Spkr Signed

Concerning health care provider and health care facility whistleblower protections.

SB 5401(SHealth & Long)

Macri

SHB 1071

S Passed 3rd

Protecting personal information.

SB 5064(SRules X)

Kloba

SHB 1102

S 2nd Reading

Concerning the capital budget.

SB 5134(SRules 2)

Tharinger

HB 1108

H Approps

Making 2017-2019 biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.

SB 5154(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

ESHB 1109

S Passed 3rd

Making 2019-2021 biennium operating appropriations and 2017-2019 biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.

SB 5153(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

E2SHB 1139

S Passed 3rd

Expanding the current and future educator workforce supply.

 

Santos

E2SHB 1224

S 2nd Reading

Concerning prescription drug cost transparency.

 

Robinson

ESHB 1308

S Rules 2

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

SB 5360(H2nd Reading)

Stanford

HB 1349

C 12 L 19

Clarifying the definition of a geriatric behavioral health worker for individuals with a bachelor's or master's degree in social work, behavioral health, or other related areas.

SB 5454(SHealth & Long)

Schmick

SHB 1399

C 13 L 19

Concerning paid family and medical leave.

SB 5449(SRules X)

Robinson

HB 1413

S Rules 2

Concerning the purchase of an optional life annuity benefit for certain public retirement system members.

SB 5350(H2nd Reading)

Ormsby

HB 1533

S Passed 3rd

Making information about domestic violence resources available in the workplace.

 

Mosbrucker

EHB 1564

S Passed 3rd

Concerning the nursing facility medicaid payment system.

SB 5569(SHealth & Long)

Macri

ESHB 1565

S Rules 2

Concerning certain providers sharing background checks.

SB 5568(SRules X)

Robinson

SHB 1575

S Passed 3rd

Strengthening the rights of workers through collective bargaining by addressing authorizations and revocations, certifications, and the authority to deduct and accept union dues and fees.

SB 5623(SRules X)

Stonier

ESHB 1667

S 2nd Reading

Concerning public records request administration.

SB 5667(SState Govt/Tri)

Springer

ESHB 1692

S Passed 3rd

Protecting information concerning agency employees who have filed a claim of harassment or stalking.

 

Jinkins

SHB 1930

H Spkr Signed

Concerning reasonable accommodation for the expression of breast milk in the workplace.

SB 5911(SLabor & Commer)

Doglio

EHB 2020

S Passed 3rd

Exempting the disclosure of names in employment investigation records.

SB 5929(SState Govt/Tri)

Dolan

SSB 5012

H 2nd Reading

Concerning governmental continuity during emergency periods.

HB 1077(HApprops)

Takko

SB 5054

H Passed 3rd

Increasing the behavioral health workforce by establishing a reciprocity program to increase the portability of behavioral health licenses and certifications.

 

O'Ban

ESSB 5127

H Passed 3rd

Increasing the traumatic brain injury fee.

HB 1585(HRules C)

McCoy

SSB 5134

S Rules 2

Concerning the capital budget.

HB 1102(Hsubst for)

Frockt

SB 5153

S Ways & Means

Making 2019-2021 biennium operating appropriations.

HB 1109(Hsubst for)

Rolfes

SB 5154

S Ways & Means

Making 2017-2019 biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.

HB 1108(HApprops)

Rolfes

SB 5233

H Passed 3rd

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

 

Keiser

SSB 5265

Del to Gov

Concerning the role of volunteerism within state government.

 

Zeiger

E2SSB 5356

H Passed 3rd

Establishing the Washington state LGBTQ commission.

HB 2065(HState Govt & T)

Wilson, C.

SB 5360

H 2nd Reading

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

HB 1308(Hsubst for)

Conway

ESB 5573

H Passed 3rd

Concerning domestic violence and traumatic brain injury. (REVISED FOR ENGROSSED: Concerning traumatic brain injuries in domestic violence cases. )

 

Warnick

E2SSB 5662

H Approps

Concerning cloud computing solutions.

 

Palumbo

SB 5787

H 2nd Reading

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

 

Walsh

SSB 5861

H Passed 3rd

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

 

Dhingra

SB 6003

S Ways & Means

Relating to state government.

 

Rolfes

State Agency Funding Requests

You can find information on bill action by the Governor at https://www.governor.wa.gov/office-governor/official-actions/bill-action . 

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