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.  Bills that did not meet the committee cut-off dates have been removed from the tracking list.  View the Legislative cut-off calendar here.

Veteran / Military Bills as of February 23, 2018

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Hearing Info

HB 1056

S Rules 2

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

SB 5041(SRules X)

Kilduff

 

EHB 1571

S Ways & Means

Creating a community care and supportive services program for veterans.

 

Reeves

 

2SHB 2004

S Rules 2

Concerning the retirement age for state guard members.

 

Klippert

 

E2SHB 2009

S Ways & Means

Providing higher education support for gold star families.

 

Reeves

 

SHB 2342

S Ag/Water/Natura

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

SB 6181(SRules X)

Lovick

Feb 22 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, and Natural Resources & Parks at 1:30 PM. (2018)

SHB 2456

S Rules 2

Increasing employment opportunities for spouses of military members.

 

Kilduff

 

HB 2582

S Rules 2

Concerning the department of veterans affairs.

SB 6194(SState Govt/Tri)

Reeves

 

ESHB 2701

S Ways & Means

Addressing the definition of veteran.

SB 6377(SWays & Means)

Bergquist

 

HB 2851

S Rules 2

Clarifying the calculation of military leave for officers and employees that work shifts spanning more than one calendar day.

 

Reeves

 

SB 5525

H Hi Ed

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

HB 1737(HApprops)

Wilson

Feb 23 Executive session in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM. (2018)

SSB 5746

H State Govt, El

Concerning the association of Washington generals.

HB 1984(HState Govt, El)

Kuderer

Feb 23 Executive session in the House Committee on State Government and Elections & Information Technology at 8:00 AM. (2018)

SSB 6012

H Trans

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

 

King

Feb 26 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Transportation at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) (2018)

SB 6017

H Judiciary

Concerning consumer protections for military service members on active duty.

 

Fain

 

SB 6085

H Approps

Addressing the linked deposit program.

 

Hasegawa

 

SSB 6251

H Finance

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

HB 2608(HFinance)

Dhingra

Feb 22 Public hearing, executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Finance at 3:30 PM. (2018)

SSB 6514

H Hi Ed

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

HB 2513(HApprops)

Brown

Feb 23 Executive session in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM. (2018)

 

WDVA / State Agency Bills as of February 20, 2018

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Hearing Info

ESHB 1047

S Health & Long T

Protecting the public's health by creating a system for safe and secure collection and disposal of unwanted medications.

 

Peterson

Feb 19 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 10:00 AM. (2018)

2SHB 1298

S Labor & Commerc

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

 

Ortiz-Self

Feb 21 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce at 1:30 PM. (2018)

SHB 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

 

E4SHB 1827

S EL/K-12

Expanding the current and future educator workforce supply through evidence-based strategies to improve and incentivize the recruitment and retention of highly effective educators, especially in high-need subject, grade-level, and geographic areas, and to establish a cohesive continuum of high quality professional learning from preparation programs to job embedded induction, mentoring, collaboration, and other professional development opportunities.

 

Santos

Feb 20 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM. (2018)

E2SHB 1851

S State Govt/Trib

Concerning accountability and transparency in government contracting.

 

Dolan

Feb 21 Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 8:00 AM. (2018)

HB 2299

H Approps

Making supplemental operating appropriations.

SB 6032(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

Feb 21 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (2018)

HB 2395

H Cap Budget

Concerning the capital budget.

SB 6095(SWMDPS)

Tharinger

Feb 22 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change) (2018)

ESHB 2489

S Ways & Means

Concerning opioid use disorder treatment, prevention, and related services.

SB 6150(S2nd Reading)

Cody

 

HB 2669

S Labor & Commerc

Adding part-time employees to state civil service.

SB 6184(S2nd Reading)

Doglio

Feb 21 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce at 1:30 PM. (2018)

SHB 2822

S Law & Justice

Concerning service animals.

 

Steele

Feb 22 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) (2018)

HB 2892

S Law & Justice

Establishing the mental health field response teams program.

 

Lovick

Feb 22 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) (2018)

E2SSB 5179

H Approps

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

 

Bailey

 

2ESSB 5180

H HC/Wellness

Establishing the legislative advisory committee on aging.

HB 2116(HHC/Wellness)

Bailey

Feb 23 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change) (2018)

ESSB 5700

H HC/Wellness

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

 

Ranker

Feb 23 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change) (2018)

SSB 5998

H Judiciary

Concerning health care provider and health care facility whistleblower protections.

HB 2258(HRules C)

Keiser

Feb 21 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Judiciary at 8:00 AM. (2018)

SB 6032

S Ways & Means

Making supplemental operating appropriations.

HB 2299(HApprops)

Rolfes

Feb 21 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (2018)

SB 6079

H State Govt, Ele

Exempting public employee dates of birth from public disclosure requirements.

 

Kuderer

Feb 20 Public hearing in the House Committee on State Government and Elections & Information Technology at 8:00 AM. (2018)

SSB 6090

C 2 L 18

Concerning the capital budget.

 

Frockt

 

SSB 6095

S WMDPS

Concerning the capital budget.

HB 2395(HCap Budget)

Frockt

 

E3SSB 6353

H State Govt, El

Concerning procedures in order to automatically register citizens to vote.

HB 2595(Hsubst for)

Hunt

 

SJR 8211

H Public Safety

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

HJR 4210(HRules C)

Takko

Feb 20 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Public Safety at 1:30 PM. (2018)

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