Legislative Updates

The 2019 Legislative Session adjourned sine die on April 28, 2019

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 May 15

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Original
Sponsor

Bill Action Info

I 1000

C 160 L 19

Concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion.

People of the State of Washington

 

HB 1137

C 66 L 19

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

Leavitt

 

ESHB 1138

C 23 L 19

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

Ryu

 

SHB 1197

C 210 L 19

Concerning gold star license plates.

Riccelli

 

SHB 1210

C 72 L 19

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

Kilduff

 

2SHB 1448

C 223 L 19

Creating the veterans service officer program.

Maycumber

 

HB 1688

C 126 L 19

Concerning resident student status as applied to veterans.

Morgan

 

HB 1934 C 135 L 19 Renewing a concealed pistol license by members of the armed forces. Caldier  

HB 2058

C 139 L 19

Concerning Purple Heart license plates.

Callan

 

ESSB 5160

Del to Gov

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

Dhingra

 

SSB 5612

C 85 L 19

Concerning Holocaust education.

Rivers

 

SSB 5748

Del to Gov

Creating an account to support necessary infrastructure nearby military installations.

Conway

Signed by Governor

Reference to "C L" in the bill status indicates the bill has been acted upon by the Governor.  The C provides the Chapter number for the measure, and L indicates what year the measure was passed.  

 

WDVA / State Agency Bill Tracking as of May 15

 

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Original
Sponsor

SHB 1049

C 62 L 19

Concerning health care provider and health care facility whistleblower protections.

Macri

SHB 1071

C 241 L 19

Protecting personal information.

Kloba

2SHB 1087

Del to Gov

Concerning long-term services and supports.

Jinkins

SHB 1102

Del to Gov

Concerning the capital budget.

Tharinger

ESHB 1109

Del to Gov

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

Ormsby

E2SHB 1139

C 295 L 19

Expanding the current and future educator workforce supply.

Santos

E2SHB 1224

C 334 L 19

Concerning prescription drug cost transparency.

Robinson

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.

Schmick

SHB 1399

C 13 L 19

Concerning paid family and medical leave.

Robinson

HB 1533

C 228 L 19

Making information about domestic violence resources available in the workplace.

Mosbrucker

EHB 1564

C 301 L 19

Concerning the nursing facility medicaid payment system.

Macri

SHB 1575

C 230 L 19

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.

Stonier

ESHB 1692

Del to Gov

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

Jinkins

SHB 1930

C 134 L 19

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

Doglio

EHB 2020

C 349 L 19

Exempting the disclosure of names in employment investigation records.

Dolan

SSB 5012

Del to Gov

Concerning governmental continuity during emergency periods.

Takko

SB 5054

C 351 L 19

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

O'Ban

ESSB 5127

C 181 L 19

Increasing the traumatic brain injury fee.

McCoy

SB 5233

C 236 L 19

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

Keiser

SSB 5265

C 45 L 19

Concerning the role of volunteerism within state government.

Zeiger

E2SSB 5356

Del to Gov

Establishing the Washington state LGBTQ commission.

Wilson, C.

SB 5360

C 313 L 19

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

Conway

ESB 5573

Gov vetoed

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

Warnick

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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