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 Jan 18

Bill

Status

Brief Description

Companion
Bills

Original
Sponsor

Hearing Info

HB 1044

H Finance

Concerning senior citizen property taxes.

 

Santos

 

HB 1137

H Hous, Com Dev

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

SB 5196(SState Govt/Tri)

Leavitt

Jan 23 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Housing, Community Development & Veterans at 8:00 AM (Subject to change).

HB 1138

H Civil R & Judi

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

SB 5180(SFinancial Inst)

Ryu

Jan 23 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 8:00 AM (Subject to change).

HB 1141

H H Svcs & Erly

Concerning child care supports for military families.

 

Reeves

 

HB 1144

H H Svcs & Erly

Establishing the military families' access to child care and early learning supports program.

 

Reeves

 

HB 1178

H Coll & Wkf Dev

Concerning veteran and national guard tuition waivers.

 

Reeves

Jan 22 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on College & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM (Subject to change).

HB 1181

H Finance

Providing property tax relief for senior citizens and qualifying veterans.

 

Lekanoff

 

HB 1197

H Trans

Concerning gold star license plates.

 

Riccelli

 

HB 1201

H Hous, Com Dev

Concerning the Washington national guard postsecondary education grant program.

SB 5197(SHigher Ed & Wo)

Kilduff

 

HB 1307

 

Providing a sales and use tax exemption on eligible purchases made on behalf of Washington chapters of the veterans of foreign wars.

 

Mosbrucker

 

HB 1320

 

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

 

Wylie

 

HB 1328

 

Increasing employment opportunities for spouses of military members.

 

Kilduff

 

SB 5047

S Health & Long

Concerning veteran diversion from involuntary commitment through increased coordination between the veterans administration and the department of social and health services.

 

O'Ban

Jan 23 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 PM (Subject to change).

SB 5049

S State Govt/Tri

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 5094

S Transportation

Exempting the flag of the United States from regulations regarding signs, banners, or decorations along or near roadways.

 

Fortunato

 

SB 5160

S Ways & Means

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

 

Dhingra

Jan 21 Scheduled for public hearing and executive session in the Senate Committee on Housing Stability & Affordability at 1:30 PM in anticipation of other legislative action.

SB 5167

S Financial Inst

Addressing the linked deposit program.

 

Hasegawa

Jan 22 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade at 8:30 AM (Subject to change).

SB 5180

S Financial Inst

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

HB 1138(HCivil R & Judi)

Hobbs

Jan 22 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade at 8:30 AM (Subject to change).

SB 5196

S State Govt/Tri

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

HB 1137(HHous, Com Dev)

Hobbs

Jan 25 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 1:30 PM (Subject to change).

SB 5197

S Higher Ed & Wo

Concerning the Washington national guard postsecondary education grant program.

HB 1201(HHous, Com Dev)

Hobbs

Jan 24 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Higher Education & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM (Subject to change).

SB 5231

S Higher Ed & Wo

Concerning veteran survivor tuition waiver eligibility.

 

Bailey

 

SB 5367

 

Creating the purple star award for military friendly schools.

 

Wagoner

 

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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