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 Mar 15

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Latest Cmte Mtg Info

HB 1137

S State Govt/Trib

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

SB 5196(SRules 2)

Leavitt

Mar 15 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM. (2019)

ESHB 1138

S Rules 2

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

SB 5180(S2nd RdConsCal)

Ryu

Mar 14 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade at 8:30 AM. (2019)

SHB 1197

S Transportation

Concerning gold star license plates.

SB 5783(STransportation)

Riccelli

 

SHB 1210

S EL/K-12

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

 

2SHB 1448

S State Govt/Trib

Creating the veterans service officer program.

 

Maycumber

 

HB 1688

S Higher Ed & Wor

Concerning resident student status as applied to veterans.

SB 5713(SRules 2)

Morgan

Mar 14 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM. (2019)

HB 1707

S Transportation

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

 

Gildon

 

HB 1829

S Local Governmen

Concerning veterans' assistance levies.

 

Chapman

Mar 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Local Government at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 2058

S Transportation

Concerning Purple Heart license plates.

 

Callan

 

ESSB 5160

H Finance

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

 

Dhingra

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

SSB 5167

H Inn, Tech & Ec

Addressing the linked deposit program.

 

Hasegawa

Mar 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Innovation, Technology & Economic Development at 10:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5197

H Hous, Com Dev &

Concerning the Washington national guard postsecondary education grant program.

HB 1201(HApprops)

Hobbs

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

SB 5367

H Education

Creating the purple star award for military friendly schools.

 

Wagoner

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

SSB 5428

H Coll & Wkf Dev

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

HB 1716(HApprops)

Wilson, L.

Mar 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on College & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

ESSB 5544

H Trans

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

 

Hobbs

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

SSB 5603

H Education

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

 

Randall

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

SSB 5612

H Education

Concerning Holocaust education.

HB 1624(HEducation)

Rivers

 

SSB 5748

H Cap Budget

Creating an account to support necessary infrastructure nearby military installations.

 

Conway

 

ESB 5755

H Coll & Wkf Dev

Concerning veteran and national guard tuition waivers.

HB 1178(HApprops)

Randall

 

 

WDVA / State Agency Bill Tracking as of Mar 15

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Latest Cmte Mtg Info

SHB 1049

S Health & Long T

Concerning health care provider and health care facility whistleblower protections.

SB 5401(SHealth & Long)

Macri

Mar 22 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

SHB 1071

S Environment, En

Protecting personal information.

SB 5064(SRules 2)

Kloba

Mar 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Environment, Energy & Technology at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

HB 1102

H Cap Budget

Concerning the capital budget.

SB 5134(SWays & Means)

Tharinger

 

HB 1108

H Approps

Making 2017-2019 biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.

SB 5154(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

 

HB 1109

H Approps

Making 2019-2021 biennium operating appropriations.

SB 5153(SWays & Means)

Ormsby

 

E2SHB 1139

S EL/K-12

Expanding the current and future educator workforce supply.

 

Santos

Mar 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

E2SHB 1224

S Health & Long T

Concerning prescription drug cost transparency.

 

Robinson

Mar 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

ESHB 1308

S Ways & Means

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

SB 5360(HApprops)

Stanford

 

HB 1349

S Behavioral Heal

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

Mar 15 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SHB 1399

S Labor & Commerc

Concerning paid family and medical leave.

SB 5449(SRules 2)

Robinson

Mar 14 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce at 8:30 AM. (2019)

HB 1413

S Ways & Means

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

SB 5350(HApprops)

Ormsby

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

EHB 1564

S Health & Long T

Concerning the nursing facility medicaid payment system.

SB 5569(SHealth & Long)

Macri

Mar 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

ESHB 1565

S Human Svcs, Ree

Concerning certain providers sharing background checks.

SB 5568(SRules 2)

Robinson

Mar 14 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation at 1:30 PM. (2019)

SHB 1575

S Labor & Commerc

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(S2nd Reading)

Stonier

 

ESHB 1667

S State Govt/Trib

Concerning public records request administration.

SB 5667(SState Govt/Tri)

Springer

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

ESHB 1692

S State Govt/Tri

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

 

Jinkins

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

SHB 1930

S Labor & Commerc

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

SB 5911(SLabor & Commer)

Doglio

Mar 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce at 10:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

EHB 2020

S State Govt/Trib

Exempting the disclosure of names in employment investigation records.

SB 5929(SState Govt/Tri)

Dolan

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

SSB 5012

H Hous, Com Dev &

Concerning governmental continuity during emergency periods.

HB 1077(HApprops)

Takko

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

ESSB 5127

H Approps

Increasing the traumatic brain injury fee.

HB 1585(H2nd Reading)

McCoy

Mar 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

SB 5134

S Ways & Means

Concerning the capital budget.

HB 1102(HCap Budget)

Frockt

 

SB 5153

S Ways & Means

Making 2019-2021 biennium operating appropriations.

HB 1109(HApprops)

Rolfes

 

SB 5154

S Ways & Means

Making 2017-2019 biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.

HB 1108(HApprops)

Rolfes

 

SB 5233

H Labor & Workpla

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

 

Keiser

Mar 21 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (2019)

SSB 5265

H State Govt & Tr

Concerning the role of volunteerism within state government.

 

Zeiger

 

SB 5360

H Approps

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

Mar 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

ESB 5573

H Public Safety

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

 

Warnick

Mar 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (2019)

E2SSB 5662

H Inn, Tech & Ec

Concerning cloud computing solutions.

 

Palumbo

 

SB 5787

H State Govt & Tr

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

 

Walsh

 

SSB 5861

H State Govt & Tr

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

 

Dhingra

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

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