Legislative Updates

The 2017 Legislative Session began on January 9, 2017 and will last 105 days.  
The Legislative cut-off calendar is available here: http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/Pages/cutoff.aspx. By March 8, bills must be passed out of the House of Origin in order to continue moving. Bills that do not pass from committee at the end of a cut-off day will be removed from this list. 

Veteran / Military Bills as of March 28, 2017

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Hearing Info

SHB 1055

S Law & Justice

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

SB 5021(Ssubst for)

Kilduff

Mar 29 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HB 1056

S Law & Justice

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

SB 5041(HJudiciary)

Kilduff

 

HB 1204

S State Governmen

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

 

Young

Mar 17 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.

HB 1278

S Rules 2

Enacting the physical therapy licensure compact.

SB 5191(SHealth Care)

Macri

 

SHB 1320

S Rules 2

Concerning certain gold star license plate qualified applicants and recipients.

SB 5209(SRules X)

Reeves

 

SHB 1369

S State Governmen

Defining veteran for the purpose of receiving certain benefits.

SB 5245(SRules X)

Hayes

Mar 17 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.

HB 1571

S State Governmen

Creating a community care and supportive services program for veterans.

 

Reeves

Mar 17 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.

E2SHB 1802

S State Governme

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

 

Reeves

Mar 17 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.

2SHB 2009

S Higher Ed

Providing higher education support for gold star families.

 

Reeves

Mar 16 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM.

HB 2138

H Finance

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

 

Kraft

Mar 30 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

HJM 4011

S State Governmen

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

 

Blake

Mar 17 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.

ESB 5008

H Trans

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

HB 1041(HRules R)

King

Mar 22 Public hearing in the House Committee on Transportation at 3:30 PM.

2SSB 5021

H Judiciary

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

HB 1055(Hsubst for)

O'Ban

 

SB 5041

H Judiciary

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

HB 1056(SLaw & Justice)

Baumgartner

 

SSB 5104

H Finance

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 5359

H CDHTDPA

Requiring annual reporting on the implementation of laws to streamline licensing processes for military service members and their spouses.

HB 1978(HRules R)

Conway

Mar 23 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM.

SB 5391

H Rules R

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

HB 1534(HRules R)

Zeiger

 

SSB 5405

H Approps

Requiring protection for occupants of national guard facilities.

 

Wilson

Mar 16 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Public Safety at 8:30 AM.

SB 5525

H Approps

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

HB 1737(HApprops)

Wilson

Mar 20 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

SB 5661

H Approps

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

 

Rolfes

Mar 15 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

SB 5778

H Approps

Modifying the definition of resident student to comply with the federal requirements established by the veterans access, choice, and accountability act of 2014.

 

Wilson

Mar 22 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM.

SB 5826

H Rules R

Concerning eligibility for veteran or national guard tuition waivers.

 

Hobbs

 

SB 5849

H Approps

Addressing the need for veterans' services.

 

Angel

Mar 23 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM.

 

WDVA / State Employee Bills as of March 28, 2017

 

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Hearing Info

HB 1067

H Approps

Making 2017-2019 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.

SB 5048(Ssubst for)

Ormsby

Mar 28 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)

HB 1068

H Approps

Making 2017 supplemental operating appropriations.

SB 5047(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

 

HB 1075

H Cap Budget

Concerning the capital budget.

SB 5086(SWays & Means)

Tharinger

 

ESHB 1153

S Law & Justice

Concerning crimes against vulnerable persons.

SB 5099(Ssubst for)

Goodman

Mar 28 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)

ESHB 1289

S Ways & Means

Concerning plaques for certain state-funded capital budget projects.

 

Riccelli

 

SHB 1298

S Com/Labor/Sport

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

 

Ortiz-Self

Mar 9 Executive action scheduled, but the report on the motion to move the bill out of committee did not receive sufficient signatures.

ESHB 1323

S State Governme

Concerning loss prevention reviews by state agencies.

SB 5173(Ssubst for)

Wylie

Mar 17 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.

SHB 1417

S State Governmen

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

 

Hudgins

Mar 15 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.

SHB 1477

S HumSer/MenHlth/

Concerning disclosure of health-related information with persons with a close relationship with a patient.

SB 5400(SHumSer/MenHlth)

Kilduff

Mar 27 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services and Mental Health & Housing at 1:30 PM.

SHB 1521

S State Governme

Addressing vacation leave.

SB 5296(SRules X)

Dolan

Mar 29 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)

SHB 1524

S Law & Justice

Increasing success in therapeutic courts.

 

Kloba

 

ESHB 1548

S Rules 2

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

 

Schmick

Mar 14 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health Care at 10:00 AM.

HB 1558

S Ways & Means

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

 

ESHB 1594

S State Governme

Improving public records administration.

 

McBride

Mar 15 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.

EHB 1595

S State Governmen

Concerning costs associated with responding to public records requests.

 

Nealey

Mar 15 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.

E2SHB 1612

S Ways & Means

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

 

Orwall

Mar 20 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services and Mental Health & Housing at 1:30 PM.

HB 1772

S Health Care

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

SB 5118(HRules R)

Appleton

Mar 23 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health Care at 10:00 AM.

HB 1833

S State Governmen

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

 

Dolan

Mar 22 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.

HB 2152

H Approps

Relating to fiscal matters.

 

Ormsby

 

HB 2153

H Approps

Relating to fiscal matters.

 

Ormsby

 

HB 2154

H Approps

Relating to state government.

 

Ormsby

 

HB 2155

H Approps

Relating to state government.

 

Ormsby

 

HB 2156

H Approps

Relating to human services.

 

Ormsby

 

HB 2157

H Approps

Relating to human services.

 

Ormsby

 

HB 2158

H Approps

Relating to health care.

 

Ormsby

 

HB 2159

H Approps

Relating to health care.

 

Ormsby

 

HB 2170

H Cap Budget

Relating to the capital budget.

 

Tharinger

 

HB 2171

H Cap Budget

Relating to state general obligation bonds and related accounts.

 

Tharinger

 

SB 5047

S Ways & Means

Making 2017 supplemental operating appropriations.

HB 1068(HApprops)

Braun

 

ESSB 5048

S Passed 3rd

Making operating appropriations for the 2015-2017 and 2017-2019 fiscal biennia.

HB 1067(HApprops)

Braun

Mar 22 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.

SB 5066

H Approps

Concerning state budgeting through zero-based budget reviews.

HB 1817(HApprops)

Miloscia

Mar 15 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

SSB 5077

H Rules R

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

 

Angel

Mar 16 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM.

SB 5086

S Ways & Means

Concerning the capital budget.

HB 1075(HCap Budget)

Honeyford

Mar 28 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)

SSB 5099

H Public Safety

Concerning crimes against vulnerable persons.

HB 1153(Hsubst for)

Bailey

 

SB 5118

H Rules R

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

HB 1772(SHealth Care)

Rolfes

Mar 23 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.

ESSB 5173

H Rules R

Concerning loss prevention reviews by state agencies.

HB 1323(Hsubst for)

Chase

Mar 22 Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government and Elections & Information Technology at 1:30 PM.

SB 5177

H Rules R

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

 

Bailey

Mar 15 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 1:30 PM.

2SSB 5179

H Approps

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

 

Bailey

Mar 22 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 1:30 PM.

ESSB 5180

H Rules R

Establishing the legislative advisory committee on aging.

HB 2116(HHC/Wellness)

Bailey

Mar 15 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 1:30 PM.

ESSB 5263

H Rules R

Concerning the procurement of seeds by state agencies.

 

Warnick

Mar 21 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 10:00 AM.

ESSB 5312

H Labor & Workpla

Prohibiting certain employers from including any question on an application about an applicant's criminal record, inquiring either orally or in writing about an applicant's criminal records, or obtaining information from a criminal background check, until after the employer initially determines that the applicant is otherwise qualified.

 

Baumgartner

Mar 28 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)

SSB 5374

H Rules R

Concerning state employee whistleblower protection.

 

Becker

Mar 21 Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government and Elections & Information Technology at 9:00 AM.

SB 5715

H Approps

Limiting nursing home direct care payment adjustments to the lowest case mix weights in the reduced physical function groups and authorizing upward adjustments to case mix weights in the cognitive and behavior groups.

HB 1968(HRules R)

Rivers

Mar 20 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.

SB 5868

S Ways & Means

Relating to human services.

 

Braun

 

SB 5869

S Ways & Means

Relating to human services.

 

Braun

 

SB 5870

S Ways & Means

Relating to health care.

 

Braun

 

SB 5871

S Ways & Means

Relating to health care.

 

Braun

 

SB 5880

S Ways & Means

Relating to state government.

 

Braun

 

SB 5881

S Ways & Means

Relating to state government.

 

Braun

 

SB 5882

S Ways & Means

Relating to fiscal matters.

 

Braun

 

SB 5883

S Ways & Means

Relating to fiscal matters.

 

Braun

 

SB 5884

S Ways & Means

Relating to fiscal matters.

 

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Veteran / Military Related Bills passed in 2016

 

 

2016 Bill Signing for SB 6254 and HB 1213