Learn more about bill signings

State lawmakers passed 339 bills during the regular legislative session that were sent to the governor’s desk for signing. Of these 339 bills, 86 were prime sponsored by House Republicans.

The governor has five days, not counting Sundays, to sign or veto bills. For bills transmitted to the governor within the last five days of session, the governor has 20 days after Sine Die, not counting Sundays, to sign or veto bills or they become law by default.

Absent a specific effective date, enacted bills signed by the governor become law 90 days following the end of session, sooner if they contain an emergency clause.

You can find more information on bill signings by visiting this website, which is maintained and updated by the governor’s office.

Learn more about bills that were passed and/or signed into law in the news release links below:

Bill number(s) News release
1017 Reps. McCaslin and Taylor release statement following governor’s partial veto of school siting bill
1027 Governor signs Barkis’ bill clarifying insurance licensing requirements
1038 and 1944 Governor signs Condotta legislation to help small wineries, exempt law enforcement from hunter education
1079, 1184, 1543, 1739, 5030 and 5256 Rep. Paul Graves instrumental in anti-sex trafficking bill package
1100 State now required to give notice of expiring license to concealed pistol license holders
1120 Smith bill to improve regulatory climate for state’s small businesses signed into law
1121 Muri’s bill supporting Puget Sound Partnership signed into law
1130 Haler bill to help small businesses get local skilled workers signed into law by governor
1136 Dye’s bill designed to cut railroad regulatory red tape signed into law
1148 Walsh’s bill supporting timber industry signed into law
1176 Muri’s bill supporting growing mead industry signed by governor
1199 Governor signs Irwin’s bill giving youth courts jurisdiction over transit infractions
1200 Governor signs McCabe bill concerning the crime of voyeurism
1248 Griffey bill to reduce recidivism, expand access to inmate work programs gets governor’s approval
1250 Griffey bill expanding access to lockable drug boxes becomes law
1258 Travis Alert Act becomes law
1285 Rep. Paul Graves’ first bill becomes law, simplifies oath requirements for interpreters
1314 Governor signs Caldier bill establishing fair and predictable Medicaid audit process
1329 McCabe bill to ease burdens on mobile and manufactured homeowners signed into law
1352 Governor signs Barkis’ small business ‘bill of rights’
1353 Dent legislation commissioning pilot project for elk management in Kittitas County signed into law
1369, 1757 and 1931 Rep. Dave Hayes’ bills to aid veteran employment, protect children, and fight meth contamination signed into law
1375 Governor signs Van Werven legislation making textbook costs more transparent into law
1400 Governor signs Dent’s specialty aviation license plate bill into law
1406 Barkis celebrates two important bills being signed into law
1444 Caldier bill facilitating on-time graduation of at-risk youth signed into law
1481 Hayes’ bill creating uniformity in driver training education gains governor’s signature
1489 Kretz bill for early wildfire suppression agreements signed into law
1493 Biometric data privacy bill the result of bipartisan work
1504 Rep. Liz Pike’s statement regarding Gov. Inslee’s veto of short-line rail jobs development bill
1515 Rep. Paul Graves’ second bill signed into law
1526 Belfair Faith in Action HUB Center could receive property tax exemption thanks to Griffey bill signed into law
1538 Stambaugh bill ensuring timely pay for subcontractors signed into law
1547 and 1548 Governor signs two bills sponsored by Rep. Joe Schmick into law
1593 Senate unanimously passes Vick legislation to give small businesses more access to capital
1594 and 1595 Nealey’s public records reform bills receive governor’s signature
1654 McCaslin bill addressing state’s teacher shortage signed into law
1677 Kraft celebrates signing of bill to reform community public works projects
1717 Governor signs Smith bill to better protect Washingtonians’ data and privacy
1819 Governor signs Dent legislation to reduce bureaucracy at DSHS
1838 Schmick legislation allowing ATVs to cross certain highways signed into law
1907 Orcutt, DeBolt bill protecting burial plots and cemeteries signed into law
1924 Dent’s small forest landowner legislation signed into law
1983 Governor signs Dye’s legislation offering greater flexibility to counties serving juvenile offenders
2010 Governor signs Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber’s bill that will help local authorities with wildfire education, prevention and response
2073 Governor signs Rep. Dent’s legislation regarding the Washington State Beef Commission
2138 Kraft’s disabled veterans housing bill signed into law
2180 Condotta fuel tax transparency proposal, projects for the 12th District in transportation budget
2200 Manweller instrumental in House passage of internet privacy bill
2202 Governor signs Manweller pension policy fix legislation
2224 Governor signs MacEwen bill reforming high school assessments to benefit students
2243 McCaslin releases statement following passage of revised school siting bill
5261 Governor endorses pro-energy, pro-irrigation bill from Warnick, Dent
5388 House unanimously passes bill protecting property owners from squatters
5517 Governor signs slimmed-down companion version of Rep. Liz Pike’s short-line railroad jobs bill