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2021 Session Review: Behavioral Health Health Care , Human Services Session review HB 1007 , HB 1063 , HB 1311 , HB 1314 , HB 1477 , HB 1504 , SB 5074 , SB 5195 , SB 5293 , and SB 5476 May 25, 2021 988 crisis line, Behavioral health, Capital budget, Degrees and credentials, Hospitals, Involuntary commitment, Mental health, Military/veteran affairs, Operating budget, Opioid overdose reversal medication, Sentencing, Social worker, State v. Blake, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), Suicide prevention, and Trueblood
2021 Session Review: Broadband Energy, Utilities & Technology , Jobs, Business & Economy Session review HB 1080 , HB 1336 , HB 1457 , HB 1460 , SB 5092 , and SB 5383 May 21, 2021 Broadband, Cities, Counties, Digital, Equity, Growth management act (GMA), Ports, Public utility districts, PUDs, Rural economic development, School technology, Tribal affairs, and Wi-fi
2021 Session Review: Climate Change Environment & Natural Resources Session review HB 1050 , HB 1084 , HB 1091 , HB 1099 , HB 1114 , HB 1168 , HB 1287 , SB 5092 , and SB 5126 May 21, 2021 Cap and trade, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Clean fuel standard, Climate change, Climate Commitment Act, Electric vehicles, Electrification, Fluorinated gases/air conditioning/refrigeration, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forest practices, Greenhouse gas emissions, Growth management act (GMA), Healthy Homes and Clean Buildings Act, Urban heat islands, and Utilities
2021 Session Review: Education Education K-12 Session review HB 1028 , HB 1121 , HB 1139 , HB 1176 , HB 1195 , HB 1208 , HB 1214 , HB 1295 , HB 1356 , HB 1365 , HB 1426 , SB 5044 , and SB 5299 May 21, 2021 Charter schools, Computer science, COVID-19/corona, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Graduation requirements, Institutional education, K-12 education, Lead in drinking water, Learning Assistance Program (LAP), Native American, School safety, School technology, Student transcript, and Teacher/educator performance assessment
2021 Session Review: Elections State Government & Elections Session review HB 1068 , HB 1078 , HB 1156 , HB 1453 , and SB 5015 May 21, 2021 Ballot, Elections, Felon voting, Ranked choice voting, and Voters' Pamphlets.
2021 Session Review: Employer Issues Jobs, Business & Economy Session review HB 1073 , HB 1076 , HB 1097 , SB 5097 , SB 5115 , SB 5190 , SB 5254 , and SB 5355 June 01, 2021 COVID-19/corona, Liens, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Personal protective equipment (PPE), Public health, Qui tam, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Wage and hour laws, Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA), and Workers' compensation (industrial insurance)
2021 Session Review: Equity Agriculture & Water , Children & Families , Environment & Natural Resources , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees Session review HB 1220 , HB 1335 , HB 1443 , SB 5044 , SB 5052 , SB 5141 , SB 5194 , SB 5227 , SB 5228 , SB 5229 , SB 5237 , SB 5313 , SB 5378 , and SB 5405 June 17, 2021 Broadband, Cannabis, Capital budget, Capital grants, Clean energy, Community and technical colleges, Cultural competence, Digital, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Environmental justice, Fair start, Farming, Financial literacy, Gender affirming, Growth management act (GMA), Health equity zones, Housing, Office of Equity, Operating budget, Pre-apprenticeship Support Services (PASS), Property deeds, Public schools, Racial equity analyses, Real estate broker, Recreation and Conservation Office, State parks, Transportation budget, and Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC)
2021 Session Review: Home Ownership Housing , Jobs, Business & Economy Session review HB 1084 , HB 1099 , HB 1220 , HB 1233 , HB 1277 , HB 1410 , HB 1438 , SB 5141 , SB 5235 , and SB 5287 May 21, 2021 Accessory dwelling, Building codes, Climate change, Environmental justice, Eviction, Growth management act (GMA), Home ownership, Homelessness, Housing, Limited Areas of More Intensive Rural Development (LAMRIDs), Military/veteran affairs, Property taxes, Rental assistance, and Seniors
2021 Session Review: Landlord-Tenant Housing Session review HB 1083 , HB 1236 , HB 1277 , HB 1300 , and SB 5160 May 26, 2021 Affordable housing, Eviction, Foreclosures, Homelessness, Landlord mitigation program, Landlord/tenant law, Manufactured/mobile homes, Rental assistance, and Utilities
2021 Session Review: Police Reform Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Session review HB 1054 , HB 1089 , HB 1092 , HB 1203 , HB 1223 , HB 1267 , HB 1310 , HB 1507 , SB 5051 , SB 5066 , SB 5259 , and SB 5353 May 21, 2021 Attorney general, Behavioral health, Community oversight, Corrections Officers, Criminal Justice Training Commission, custodial interrogations, De-escalate, Deadly force, Law enforcement, Mental health, Peace Officers, Police reform, and Use of force
2021 Session Review: Taxes State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Session review HB 1069 , HB 1095 , HB 1201 , HB 1297 , HB 1332 , HB 1365 , HB 1406 , HB 1410 , HB 1438 , HB 1460 , HB 1465 , HB 1477 , HB 1496 , and SB 5096 May 26, 2021 988 crisis line, B&O taxes, Beverage tax, Business and occupation tax, Capital gains tax, COVID-19/corona, Estate tax, Foreclosures, Health insurance, Internet tax, Property taxes, Sales and use taxes, Telephone/wireless tax, Utilities, Wealth tax, and Working Families Tax Credit
2021 Session Review: Unemployment Insurance Jobs, Business & Economy Session review HB 1486 , HB 1493 , SB 5061 , SB 5190 , SB 5193 , SB 5425 , and SB 5478 May 03, 2021 COVID-19/corona, Employment Security Department (ESD), Unemployment compensation and insurance, Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund, and Unemployment tax
2021 Transportation Tax Proposals State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief HB 1010 , HB 1137 , HB 1249 , HB 1290 , HB 1528 , HB 1564 , SB 5432 , SB 5444 , SB 5481 , and SB 5482 June 03, 2021 Aviation budget and taxes, Bus transit, Cap and trade, Car tab fees, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Commute Trip Reduction Program, Connecting Washington (CW), Electric vehicles, Ferries, Fish passage barriers, Gas tax, Health disparities, Initiative 976 (I-976), Light rail, Low carbon fuel standard, Services for the blind, and Transportation budget
2021-2023 Biennium Review: Climate Change Environment & Natural Resources Session review HB 1050 , HB 1084 , HB 1091 , HB 1099 , HB 1114 , HB 1168 , HB 1287 , HB 1767 , HB 1770 , SB 5092 , SB 5126 , SB 5693 , SB 5722 , SB 5842 , and SB 5974 April 04, 2022 Building codes, Cap and trade, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Clean fuel standard, Climate change, Electric vehicles, Electrification, Energy codes, Fluorinated gases/air conditioning/refrigeration, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Fossil fuel, Greenhouse gas emissions, Move Ahead Washington, Natural gas, Operating budget, Solar, and Urban heat islands
2021-2023 Biennium Review: Homelessness Housing , Human Services Session review HB 1183 , HB 1541 , HB 1738 , HB 1818 , HB 1866 , HB 1952 , SB 5566 , SB 5815 , and SB 5883 March 25, 2022 Affordable housing, Apple Health, Behavioral health, Capital budget, Eviction, Growth management act (GMA), Housing, Housing vouchers, Identicard, Independent Youth Housing Program, Landlord mitigation program, Mental health, Military/veteran affairs, Operating budget, Rapid Housing Acquistion, Rental assistance, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), and Urban growth
2021-2023 Biennium Review: Broadband Energy, Utilities & Technology , Jobs, Business & Economy Session review HB 1080 , HB 1336 , HB 1457 , HB 1460 , HB 1673 , HB 1723 , SB 5092 , SB 5383 , SB 5651 , SB 5693 , and SB 5715 April 04, 2022 Broadband, Cities, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), Counties, Digital, Equity, Excise taxes, Growth management act (GMA), Online learning, Ports, Public utility districts, Public Works Board, PUDs, Rural economic development, Telecommunications, and Wi-fi
2021-2023 Biennium Review: Education Education K-12 Session review HB 1195 , HB 1536 , HB 1590 , HB 1591 , HB 1633 , HB 1664 , HB 2036 , and SB 5497 April 04, 2022 Apprenticeships, Charter schools, Counselors, Educational Service District (ESD), Enrollment, In-person learning, K-12 education, Nurses, Operating budget, Private schools, Psychologists, Public schools, School choice, School districts, and Social worker
2021-2023 Biennium Review: Elections State Government & Elections Session review HB 1068 , HB 1078 , HB 1156 , HB 1357 , HB 1453 , HB 1652 , HB 1716 , HB 1727 , HB 1876 , HB 1953 , SB 5015 , SB 5597 , and SB 5855 April 05, 2022 Ballot, Campaign finance, Conservation districts, Elections, Felon voting, Public records, Ranked choice voting, Voters' Pamphlets., and Voting Rights Act
2021-2023 Biennium Review: Employers Jobs, Business & Economy Session review HB 1073 , HB 1076 , HB 1097 , HB 1763 , HB 1795 , HB 1837 , SB 5097 , SB 5115 , SB 5190 , SB 5254 , SB 5355 , SB 5649 , SB 5761 , and SB 5801 April 04, 2022 COVID-19/corona, Employers, Ergonomics, Health care workers, Independent medical exams (IMEs), Nondisclosure agreements, Occupational disease, Paid Family and Medical Leave, Personal protective equipment (PPE), Public health emergency, Qui tam, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Wage and hour laws, Wage liens, Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA), and Workers' compensation (industrial insurance)
2021-2023 Biennium Review: Home Ownership Housing Session review HB 1099 , HB 1277 , HB 1410 , HB 1770 , SB 5042 , SB 5235 , and SB 5964 April 04, 2022 Accessory dwelling, Building codes, Building permits, Capital budget, Climate change, Document recording fee, Energy codes, Eviction, Fluorinated gases/air conditioning/refrigeration, Foreclosures, Growth management act (GMA), Home ownership, Homeowner, Local government, Low-income housing, Missing middle, Mortgages and mortgage brokers, Natural gas, Operating budget, Property taxes, Rental, Rental assistance, Rural economic development, Urban growth, and Utilities
2021-2023 Biennium Review: Landlord-Tenant Housing Session review HB 1083 , HB 1236 , HB 1277 , HB 1300 , HB 1593 , HB 1904 , HB 2017 , HB 2064 , SB 5160 , SB 5749 , SB 5758 , and SB 5825 March 24, 2022 Affordable housing, Arrest/criminal record, Condominium, Domestic violence, Eviction, Landlord mitigation program, Landlord/tenant law, Manufactured/mobile homes, Rental assistance, Sexual assault, Stalking, and Utilities
2021-2023 Biennium Review: Taxes Energy, Utilities & Technology , Jobs, Business & Economy , Taxes & Fees Session review HB 1015 , HB 1069 , HB 1095 , HB 1201 , HB 1297 , HB 1332 , HB 1365 , HB 1386 , HB 1406 , HB 1410 , HB 1438 , HB 1460 , HB 1465 , HB 1477 , HB 1496 , HB 1641 , HB 1657 , HB 1677 , HB 1830 , HB 1846 , HB 1914 , HB 1988 , HB 2018 , SB 5000 , SB 5096 , SB 5287 , SB 5371 , SB 5505 , SB 5528 , SB 5714 , SB 5910 , SB 5974 , and SB 5980 April 04, 2022 988 crisis line, Affordable housing, Alternative fuels, B&O taxes, Beverage tax, Business and occupation tax, Capital gains tax, Clean energy, Commercial trucking, Data Centers, Electric vehicles, Estate tax, Farming, Health insurance, Internet tax, Military/veteran affairs, Move Ahead Washington, Operating budget, Property taxes, Renewable energy, Seniors, Solar, Sound Transit, Telephone/wireless tax, Utilities, Wealth tax, and Working Families Tax Credit
2021-2023 Biennium Review: Unemployment Insurance Jobs, Business & Economy , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Session review HB 1486 , HB 1493 , SB 5061 , SB 5190 , SB 5193 , SB 5478 , and SB 5873 April 04, 2022 Budget Stabilization Account (BSA), Operating budget, Public health, Taxes, Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund, and Unemployment tax
2021-23 Operating Budget State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief October 01, 2020 Budget Stabilization Account (BSA), General fund, Operating budget, State revenue, and Tax collections
2022 Session Review: Reforming Police Reform Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Session review HB 1054 , HB 1310 , HB 1507 , HB 1719 , HB 1735 , HB 1788 , HB 2037 , and SB 5919 April 04, 2022 Behavioral health, Body cameras, Criminal Justice Training Commission, De-escalate, Deadly force, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Involuntary Treatment Act, Law enforcement, Mental health, Peace Officers, Physical force, Police reform, Use of force, and Vehicular pursuits
2022 Top 10 Good/Bad/Bipartisan Bills Session review January 03, 2023
2023 End-of-Session Review Agriculture & Water , Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Higher Education , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Veterans & Military Messaging HB 1000 , HB 1007 , HB 1011 , HB 1013 , HB 1025 , HB 1087 , HB 1110 , HB 1125 , HB 1143 , HB 1169 , HB 1173 , HB 1181 , HB 1189 , HB 1200 , HB 1210 , HB 1240 , HB 1245 , HB 1268 , HB 1274 , HB 1282 , HB 1293 , HB 1328 , HB 1337 , HB 1355 , HB 1373 , HB 1380 , HB 1388 , HB 1389 , HB 1401 , HB 1402 , HB 1415 , HB 1436 , HB 1483 , HB 1493 , HB 1513 , HB 1535 , HB 1564 , HB 1615 , HB 1628 , HB 1633 , HB 1638 , HB 1670 , HB 1682 , HB 1704 , HB 1724 , HB 1730 , HB 1766 , SB 5048 , SB 5082 , SB 5187 , SB 5200 , SB 5217 , SB 5229 , SB 5268 , SB 5352 , SB 5536 , and SB 5599 April 24, 2023 2023 interim, Accessory dwelling, Advisory votes, Affordable housing, Apprenticeships, Assault weapons, Auto theft, Behavioral health, Capital budget, Child malnutrition, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), Construction trades, Defund, Department of Children, Department of Commerce, Derelict vessels, Drug addiction, Drug paraphernalia, Drunk/impaired driving, Electric vehicles, Emergency powers, Environmental health, Ergonomics, Firearms, Fish passage barriers, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forest practices, Gas tax, Gender affirming, Government accountability, Growth management act (GMA), Guns and Second Amendment, Health professions licensing, High school, Higher education construction, Homelessness, Homes for Heroes, Hope cards, Housing, In-person learning, Incarcerated individual release, K-12 education, Landlord/tenant law, Law enforcement, Legal financial obligations, Light mitigation, Long-term care services, Lot splitting, Mental health, Middle housing, Military service credit, Minority-owned business, Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, Natural gas, Oil-spill prevention, Operating budget, Opioid, Parental rights, Payroll tax, Peace Officers, Police, Possession/controlled substance, Power Washington, Private right of action, Property taxes, Protection orders, Real estate excise tax (REET), Rent increase, Reproductive services, Sales and use taxes, Salmon issues/funding, School choice, School district boards, School funding, Sentencing enhancements, Sexual assault kits, Small business assistance, Solar, Special education, State v. Blake, Substance use disorder (SUD), Tolls, Transportation budget, Trooper Recruitment Program, Vehicular pursuits, Veteran, Washington State Patrol, Water quality, Women-owned business, Work at 21+ establishment, Working Families Tax Credit, and Youth and Families (DCYF)
2023 Legislative Session Messaging Agriculture & Water , Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Veterans & Military Messaging HB 1000 , HB 1011 , HB 1024 , HB 1025 , HB 1047 , HB 1048 , HB 1110 , HB 1125 , HB 1131 , HB 1140 , HB 1143 , HB 1147 , HB 1155 , HB 1169 , HB 1181 , HB 1189 , HB 1210 , HB 1240 , HB 1244 , HB 1245 , HB 1268 , HB 1328 , HB 1333 , HB 1337 , HB 1363 , HB 1373 , HB 1380 , HB 1389 , HB 1394 , HB 1401 , HB 1402 , HB 1415 , HB 1445 , HB 1472 , HB 1474 , HB 1483 , HB 1508 , HB 1513 , HB 1533 , HB 1550 , HB 1554 , HB 1615 , HB 1628 , HB 1633 , HB 1670 , HB 1682 , HB 1704 , HB 1832 , SB 5077 , SB 5082 , SB 5144 , SB 5179 , SB 5187 , SB 5197 , SB 5198 , SB 5217 , SB 5242 , SB 5280 , SB 5334 , SB 5352 , SB 5536 , SB 5583 , SB 5599 , SB 5632 , SB 5634 , SB 5768 , and SB 5770 April 24, 2023 2023 interim, Abortion, Advisory votes, Affordable housing, Agriculture, Airports, Assault weapons, Assisted disposal, Auto theft, Aviation fuel, Battery disposal, Behavioral health, Capital budget, Catholic confession, Clergy-penitent privilege, Climate change, Consumer health data, Correctional industries, Cosmetic products/Cosmetics, Crime prevention, Derelict vessels, Digital currency, Domestic violence, Domestic violent extremism, Driver education/driver training, Driver's license and identification/identicard fees, Drug addiction, Emergency powers, Encampments, Environmental health, Ergonomics, Eviction, Excise taxes, Ferries, Firearms, Fish passage barriers, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forestry issues, Gambling, Gender affirming, Government accountability, Greenhouse gas emissions, Growth management act (GMA), Guns and Second Amendment, Health Care Cost Transparency Board, Health care workers, Homelessness, Homes for Heroes, Housing discrimination, Incarcerated individual release, Labor law, Landlord/tenant law, Law enforcement, Lead, Learning loss, Legal financial obligations, Local education levies, Long-term care services, Lot splitting, Manufactured/mobile homes, Mental health, Middle housing, Mifepristone (RU 486), Minimum wage, Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, Nurses, Oil-spill prevention, Operating budget, Parental rights, Payroll tax, Peace Officers, Plastic and paper packaging, Police, Police reform, Possession/controlled substance, Power Washington, Private right of action, Property taxes, Public disclosure, Public records, Public schools, Rainy day fund, Real estate excise tax (REET), Religion, Relinquishment (water rights), Rent increase, Rental, Reproductive services, School choice, School district boards, School safety, Sentencing enhancements, Sex offenders, Sexual assault, Solar, Solid waste and recycling, Special education, Stalking, State v. Blake, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), Toxics, Traffic tickets/infractions, Transition to Kindergarten (TTK), Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Transportation budget, Urban growth, Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC), Vehicular pursuits, Veteran, Voting Rights Act, Water issues, Wildlife issues, and Working Families Tax Credit
2023 Session Review: Housing Affordability Housing Session review HB 1042 , HB 1043 , HB 1074 , HB 1110 , HB 1245 , HB 1293 , HB 1337 , HB 1388 , HB 1389 , HB 1401 , HB 1474 , HB 1517 , HB 1633 , and HB 1771 August 07, 2023 Accessory dwelling, ADUs, Affordable housing, Building permits, Common interest communities, Covenant Homeownership Account, Homeowner associations, Homes for Heroes, Housing development, Landlord, Lot splitting, Manufactured/mobile homes, Middle housing, Missing middle, Rent control, Rent increase, Rental, Transit, and Zoning
2023 Session Review: Making Communities Safer Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Session review HB 1025 , HB 1054 , HB 1268 , HB 1373 , HB 1380 , HB 1513 , HB 1682 , SB 5352 , and SB 5536 July 18, 2023 Auto theft, Crime prevention, Criminal Justice Training Commission, Criminal street gangs, Drug addiction, Encampments, Homelessness, Law enforcement, Mental health, Police, Possession/controlled substance, Prisons, Sentencing enhancements, State v. Blake, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), and Vehicular pursuits
2023 Top Ten Good/Bad/Bipartisan Bills Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Veterans & Military Session review HB 1000 , HB 1007 , HB 1011 , HB 1013 , HB 1025 , HB 1074 , HB 1131 , HB 1143 , HB 1169 , HB 1173 , HB 1181 , HB 1189 , HB 1210 , HB 1240 , HB 1245 , HB 1268 , HB 1274 , HB 1282 , HB 1293 , HB 1301 , HB 1324 , HB 1328 , HB 1355 , HB 1373 , HB 1380 , HB 1389 , HB 1401 , HB 1402 , HB 1436 , HB 1474 , HB 1513 , HB 1564 , HB 1589 , HB 1615 , HB 1628 , HB 1638 , HB 1670 , HB 1682 , HB 1704 , HB 1724 , HB 1730 , HB 1766 , HB 1777 , SB 5048 , SB 5082 , SB 5217 , SB 5229 , SB 5268 , SB 5499 , and SB 5599 April 24, 2023 2023 interim, Advisory votes, Affordable housing, Apprenticeships, Assault weapons, Auto theft, Behavioral health, Child malnutrition, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), Department of Commerce, Drunk/impaired driving, Education savings account, Encampments, Ergonomics, Firearms, Gender affirming, Guns and Second Amendment, High school, Hope cards, Housing, Incarcerated individual release, Law enforcement, Learning loss, Legal financial obligations, Light mitigation, Long-term care services, Lot splitting, Military service credit, Minority-owned business, Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, Parental rights, Peace Officers, Private right of action, Property taxes, Protection orders, Real estate excise tax (REET), Rent increase, Reproductive services, Sales and use taxes, School district boards, Sentencing enhancements, Sexual assault kits, Small business assistance, Special education, Traffic tickets/infractions, Trooper Recruitment Program, Urban growth, Veteran, Washington State Patrol, Women-owned business, Work at 21+ establishment, and Working Families Tax Credit
2024 Bad Democrat Roll Call Votes Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Health Care , Housing , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Session review HB 1433 , HB 1985 , HB 2104 , HB 2180 , SB 6038 , and SB 6109 March 08, 2024 2024 Interim, Advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs), Business and occupation tax, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Child care, Climate Commitment Act, COLA, Cost of living, Drug crimes, Electricity, Encampments, Energy score reports, Fentanyl, Gas prices, Hybrid-electric ferries, Law enforcement, Medicaid, Methamphetamine, Natural gas, Nurses, Operating budget, Physicians, Property taxes, Seniors, Special education, Tutors and paraeducators, and Veteran
2024 End-of-Session Review Agriculture & Water , Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Higher Education , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Tribes , Veterans & Military Messaging HB 1011 , HB 1044 , HB 1087 , HB 1162 , HB 1245 , HB 1363 , HB 1373 , HB 1380 , HB 1401 , HB 1456 , HB 1520 , HB 1535 , HB 1579 , HB 1589 , HB 1615 , HB 1633 , HB 1635 , HB 1704 , HB 1716 , HB 1862 , HB 1892 , HB 1893 , HB 1899 , HB 1903 , HB 1932 , HB 1943 , HB 1961 , HB 1982 , HB 1987 , HB 1989 , HB 2001 , HB 2003 , HB 2030 , HB 2033 , HB 2040 , HB 2051 , HB 2114 , HB 2118 , HB 2134 , HB 2142 , HB 2153 , HB 2177 , HB 2179 , HB 2202 , HB 2300 , HB 2313 , HB 2324 , HB 2331 , HB 2357 , HB 2375 , HB 2387 , HB 2439 , HB 2482 , SB 5180 , SB 5241 , SB 5424 , SB 5462 , SB 5770 , SB 5803 , SB 5949 , SB 5950 , SB 6058 , and SB 6301 April 09, 2024 2024 Interim, Accessory dwelling, Affordable housing, Animal cruelty, Auto theft, Behavioral health, Broadband, Building codes, Building permits, Business and occupation tax, Cap and trade, Capital budget, Capital gains tax, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Carbon market linkage, Catalytic converters, Child care, Climate Commitment Act, Criminal Justice Training Commission, Dams, Deadly force, Derelict vessels, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Downpayment, Drought, Drug addiction, Drug crimes, Early learning, Education savings account, Elections, Electric vehicles, Electricity, Emergency powers, Encampments, Excise taxes, Felon voting, Fentanyl, Firearms, First responders, Fish passage barriers, Flooding, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forestry issues, Gas-powered, Graffiti, Guns and Second Amendment, Health care mergers, Higher education financing, Homelessness, Homes for Heroes, Housing, Hydroelectric, Incarcerated individual voting and jury duty, Income tax, Indigent, Initiative 2081 (I-2081), Initiative 2109 (I-2109), Initiative 2111 (I-2111), Initiative 2113 (I-2113) – Restoring Vehicular Pursuit, Initiative 2117 (I-2117), Initiative 2124 (I-2124), Initiative to the Legislature (ITL), Interstate compact, K-12 education, Landlord/tenant law, Law enforcement, Learning loss, Literacy, Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program (LTSS Program), Lot splitting, Mental health, Military spouse, Military/veteran affairs, National guard, Natural gas, Oil trains, Operating budget, Parental rights, Payroll tax, Peace Officers, Police, Property crime, Property taxes, Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Reduced sentences, Rent control, Rent stabilization, Retail theft, Rural economic development, Sales and use taxes, Salmon issues/funding, School construction, School curriculum, School instructional materials, Semiconductor, Sex offenders, State of emergency, Striking workers, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), Teachers, Transportation budget, Trooper Recruitment Program, Tutors and paraeducators, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Vehicular pursuits, Water resources, and Wildfire
2024 Good/Bad/Bipartisan Bills Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Veterans & Military Session review HB 1011 , HB 1044 , HB 1162 , HB 1245 , HB 1282 , HB 1373 , HB 1380 , HB 1401 , HB 1456 , HB 1520 , HB 1579 , HB 1589 , HB 1615 , HB 1633 , HB 1635 , HB 1704 , HB 1716 , HB 1862 , HB 1892 , HB 1893 , HB 1899 , HB 1903 , HB 1932 , HB 1943 , HB 1961 , HB 1982 , HB 1987 , HB 1989 , HB 2001 , HB 2003 , HB 2030 , HB 2033 , HB 2040 , HB 2051 , HB 2114 , HB 2118 , HB 2134 , HB 2142 , HB 2153 , HB 2177 , HB 2179 , HB 2202 , HB 2300 , HB 2313 , HB 2324 , HB 2331 , HB 2357 , HB 2375 , HB 2384 , HB 2387 , HB 2482 , SB 5180 , SB 5241 , SB 5424 , SB 5462 , SB 5770 , SB 5803 , SB 5949 , SB 6058 , and SB 6301 March 07, 2024 2024 Interim, Accessory dwelling, Affordable housing, Animal cruelty, Attorney general, Broadband, Building codes, Building permits, Business and occupation tax, Capital budget, Carbon Auction Rebate (CAR) Act, Carbon market linkage, Catalytic converters, Child care, Climate Commitment Act, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), Construction trades, Criminal Justice Training Commission, Deadly force, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Downpayment, Drug crimes, Education savings account, Elections, Encampments, Fentanyl, Firearms, First responders, Gas-powered, Graffiti, Health care mergers, Incarcerated individual voting and jury duty, Interstate compact, Landlord, Law enforcement, Library, Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program (LTSS Program), Lot splitting, Military spouse, National guard, Natural gas, Payroll tax, Peace Officers, Property taxes, Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Reduced sentences, Rent control, Rent increase, Retail theft, Rural economic development, School construction, Semiconductor, Sex offenders, Teaching, Traffic cameras, Transportation budget, Trooper Recruitment Program, Tutors and paraeducators, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Veteran, and Wildfire
2024 Good/Bad/Bipartisan Bills – House of Origin Session review February 19, 2024
2024 HRC Agenda: Catalog of Crises Agriculture & Water , Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Higher Education , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Messaging February 08, 2024 Auto theft, Child care, Colleges and universities, Cost of living, Crimes and penalties, Drug crimes, Enrollment, Fentanyl, Ferries, Fix Washington, Gas prices, Homelessness, Homicide, Housing, Law enforcement, Litter, Opioid, Police, Pollution, Property crime, Retail theft, Road maintenance, Sales and use taxes, Salmon issues/funding, School students, and Water quality
2024 HRC Agenda: Environment Crises Agriculture & Water , Environment & Natural Resources , Transportation Messaging January 19, 2024 Fix Washington, Forestry issues, Habitat restoration, Litter, Public drinking water systems, Salmon issues/funding, Species of greatest conservation need, Wastewater treatment, Water quality, and Wildlife issues
2024 HRC Agenda: Fix Washington Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Messaging HB 1011 , HB 1044 , HB 1162 , HB 1363 , HB 1373 , HB 1380 , HB 1401 , HB 1456 , HB 1615 , HB 1633 , HB 1704 , HB 1716 , HB 2033 , HB 2040 , HB 2142 , HB 2179 , HB 2202 , HB 2324 , and HB 2387 January 19, 2024 Affordable housing, Building permits, Carbon Auction Rebate (CAR) Act, Child care, Climate Commitment Act, Drug crimes, Education savings account, Encampments, Fentanyl, Fix Washington, Gas prices, Homelessness, Homes for Heroes, Income tax, Law enforcement, Literacy, Long-term care funding, Narcotics, Payroll tax, Police, Rent increase, Retail theft, Sales and use taxes, School construction, Tutors and paraeducators, and Vehicular pursuits
2024 HRC Agenda: Fix Washington Graphic Messaging January 19, 2024 Fix Washington
Abortion Health Care , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief HB 1851 June 24, 2022 Abortion, Constitutional law, Courts, and Roe v. Wade
Broadband Internet Access and Adoption Energy, Utilities & Technology Issue brief HB 2664 , SB 5511 , and SB 6034 October 01, 2020 Broadband, Digital, Internet, Online learning, Online school, Public utility districts, School boards, and school district management and boundaries
Capital Budget Overview State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief October 01, 2020 Bond authorization, Capital budget, General obligation bonds, Housing Trust Fund, Orca, Salmon issues/funding, and Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP)
Carbon Policy and Grid Electrification Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources Issue brief HB 1110 , HB 1257 , HB 1512 , HB 1853 , HB 2042 , HB 2310 , HB 2405 , HB 2586 , and SB 5116 December 01, 2020 Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Clean energy, Climate change, Electrification, Fossil fuel, Greenhouse gas emissions, Power sources/generators, and Renewable energy
Child Care Considerations and Access Children & Families Issue brief October 01, 2020 Background checks, Child care, COVID-19/corona, Department of Children, Early Achievers, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT), Working Connections Childcare (WCCC), and Youth and Families (DCYF)
Concerns from 2021 Police Reform Legislation Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief HB 1054 and HB 1310 August 02, 2021 Behavioral health, Chokehold, De-escalate, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Drunk/impaired driving, Firearms, Involuntary Treatment Act, Law enforcement, Mental health, Police reform, and Use of force
Crime Fact Sheet (2024) Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Messaging January 19, 2024
Critical Access Hospital Funding Health Care Issue brief November 02, 2020 Apple Health, COVID-19/corona, Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), Hospital funding, Hospitals, Medicaid, Medicare, and Rural health
Decarbonization and Transportation – “Grand Bargain” Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Transportation Issue brief HB 1010 , HB 1091 , HB 1137 , HB 1249 , HB 1290 , HB 1528 , HB 1551 , HB 1564 , HB 1577 , SB 5126 , SB 5141 , SB 5165 , SB 5432 , SB 5481 , and SB 5482 April 26, 2021 Cap and trade, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Clean fuel standard, Climate Commitment Act, Environmental justice, Fossil fuel, Greenhouse gas emissions, Sales and use taxes, and Transportation budget
E2SSB 6058 – Carbon Market Linkage Energy, Utilities & Technology Bill brief SB 6058 February 29, 2024 Auction, Cap and invest, Carbon emissions, Carbon market linkage, Climate Commitment Act, Department of Ecology, Greenhouse gas emissions, and Western Climate Initiative
Education Fact Sheet (2024) Education K-12 Messaging January 19, 2024
End-of-Session Messaging (2021 Session) Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Higher Education , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Veterans & Military Session review HB 1001 , HB 1010 , HB 1020 , HB 1029 , HB 1054 , HB 1076 , HB 1078 , HB 1080 , HB 1084 , HB 1091 , HB 1095 , HB 1099 , HB 1103 , HB 1114 , HB 1130 , HB 1137 , HB 1168 , HB 1170 , HB 1228 , HB 1236 , HB 1267 , HB 1277 , HB 1279 , HB 1297 , HB 1310 , HB 1332 , HB 1334 , HB 1381 , HB 1410 , HB 1438 , HB 1457 , HB 1557 , SB 5038 , SB 5051 , SB 5092 , SB 5096 , SB 5126 , SB 5165 , SB 5191 , SB 5193 , SB 5476 , and SB 5478 April 26, 2021 Affordable housing, B&O taxes, Behavioral health, Broadband, Cap and tax, Cap and trade, Capital budget, Capital gains tax, Car tab fees, Climate change, Community and technical colleges, Derelict vessels, Drug and alcohol treatment, Emergency powers, Eviction, Felon voting, Firearms, Fish passage barriers, Foreclosures, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forest practices, Growth management act (GMA), Guns and Second Amendment, Homelessness, K-12 education, Landlord/tenant law, Law enforcement, Low carbon fuel standard, Manufacturing jobs and firms/business, Mental health, Natural gas, Open carry, Operating budget, Peace Officers, Police reform, Possession/controlled substance, Property taxes, Public works assistance account, Qui tam, Sales and use taxes, Seniors, State v. Blake, Transportation budget, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Urban heat islands, Veteran, and Working Families Tax Credit
End-of-Session Messaging (2022 Session) Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Higher Education , Housing , Human Services , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Veterans & Military Session review HB 1015 , HB 1091 , HB 1099 , HB 1181 , HB 1280 , HB 1286 , HB 1594 , HB 1603 , HB 1623 , HB 1630 , HB 1633 , HB 1641 , HB 1655 , HB 1656 , HB 1692 , HB 1705 , HB 1719 , HB 1727 , HB 1735 , HB 1772 , HB 1785 , HB 1787 , HB 1788 , HB 1800 , HB 1837 , HB 1838 , HB 1874 , HB 1876 , HB 1898 , HB 1912 , HB 1913 , HB 1967 , HB 1973 , HB 1984 , HB 2015 , HB 2019 , HB 2037 , HB 2056 , SB 5042 , SB 5078 , SB 5126 , SB 5528 , SB 5532 , SB 5651 , SB 5689 , SB 5693 , SB 5722 , SB 5919 , SB 5974 , and SB 5975 March 11, 2022 Affordable housing, Cap and trade, Capital budget, Emergency powers, Guns and Second Amendment, Homelessness, Law enforcement, Long-term care services, Low carbon fuel standard, Move Ahead Washington, Operating budget, Payroll tax, Sales and use taxes, Transportation budget, and Vehicular pursuits
ESHB 1589 – PSE Decarbonization Energy, Utilities & Technology Bill brief March 06, 2024 Clean energy, Coal, Decarbonization, Electricity, Electrification, Greenhouse gas emissions, Integrated system plan (ISP), Natural gas, Net zero, Puget Sound Energy (PSE), and Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
ESSB 5092 – 2021-23 Operating Budget State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Bill brief HB 1277 , SB 5092 , SB 5096 , and SB 5315 June 03, 2021 Apple Health, Behavioral health, benefits and collective bargaining agreements, Budget Stabilization Account (BSA), Capital gains tax, Child care, Community custody/supervision, COVID-19/corona, Developmental disabilities, Document recording fee, Fair start, Federal stimulus funds, Forest practices, Foster care, General fund, Health care programs, Higher education financing, Homelessness, Housing, Immigrant Relief Program, Insurance, K-12 education, Long-term care services, Medicaid, Mental health, Operating budget, Revenue, salaries, School funding, State employee compensation, State need grant, State parks, State v. Blake, Substance use disorder (SUD), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Trueblood, Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund, Washington Rescue Plan Transition Account (WRPTA), Workforce Investment Act, and Working Families Tax Credit
ESSB 5476 – State v. Blake Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Bill brief HB 1558 , HB 1559 , HB 1560 , HB 1561 , HB 1562 , and SB 5476 April 25, 2021 Behavioral health, Courts, Courts and criminal justice funding, Drug and alcohol treatment, Drug crimes, Mental health, Possession/controlled substance, State v. Blake, and Substance use disorder (SUD)
Gas Tax Revenues Only for Highway Purposes Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief October 31, 2023 18th Amendment, Climate Commitment Act, Driver's license and identification/identicard fees, Fuel prices, Gas tax, Greenhouse gas emissions, Highway maintenance, Motor vehicle account, and Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC)
Governor’s 2021-23 Transportation Budget State Budgets , Transportation Issue brief December 01, 2020 Bike and pedestrian, Connecting Washington (CW), Electrification, Ferries, Fish passage barriers, High-speed rail, Pre-apprenticeship Support Services (PASS), Safe routes to schools, and Transportation budget
Governor’s 2022 Supplemental Transportation Budget State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief December 13, 2021 Bike and pedestrian, Collective bargaining, COVID-19/corona, Driver's licenses, Electric vehicles, Electrification, Equity, Ferries, High-speed rail, Highway maintenance, Safe routes to schools, and Transportation budget
Governor’s Emergency Powers State Government & Elections Issue brief SB 5260 December 01, 2020 Administrative Procedure Act (rulemaking), COVID-19/corona, Emergency powers, Emergency rule, Governor, Proclamations, and State of emergency
Growth Management Act (GMA) and the Lack of Housing Environment & Natural Resources , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees Issue brief HB 1627 , HB 1774 , SB 5275 , and SB 5593 November 14, 2022 Building codes, Excise taxes, Growth management act (GMA), Growth management hearings boards, Homelessness, Housing, Impact fees and land development mitigation, Land use, Local government, Manufactured/mobile homes, Real estate taxes, Rural economic development, Urban growth, and Water issues
HB #### – Carbon Auction Rebate (CAR) Act Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Taxes & Fees Bill brief September 22, 2023 Auction, Cap and trade, Carbon Auction Rebate (CAR) Act, Carbon credits, Carbon emissions, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Climate Commitment Act, Department of Licensing, Electric vehicles, and Gas prices
HB 1047 – Cosmetic Product Chemicals Environment & Natural Resources Bill brief HB 1047 March 01, 2023 Consumer products, Cosmetic products/Cosmetics, Environmental health, Hazardous or toxic chemicals, and Safer Products for Washington Program
HB 1076 – Qui Tam Actions Jobs, Business & Economy , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Bill brief HB 1076 April 25, 2021 Department of Labor & Industries, Employment discrimination, Employment law, False claims, Human Rights Commission, Labor law, LNI, Local government, Medicaid fraud, Minimum wage, Qui tam, Wage and hour laws, and Whistleblower
HB 1080 – 2021-23 Capital Budget State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Bill brief HB 1080 April 25, 2021 Behavioral health, Broadband, Building for the Arts, Capital budget, Capital grants, Colleges and universities, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), Flooding, General obligation bonds, Higher education construction, Housing Trust Fund, Library, Mental health, Public works assistance account, Rivers, Rural economic development, School construction, State hospital, State parks, Utilities, and Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP)
HB 1091 – Low Carbon Fuel Standard Energy, Utilities & Technology , Transportation Bill brief HB 1091 and HB 1110 April 25, 2021 Carbon credits, Clean fuel standard, Connecting Washington (CW), Fossil fuel, Gas tax, Greenhouse gas emissions, and Low carbon fuel standard
HB 1125 – Final 2023-25 Transportation Budget State Budgets , Transportation Bill brief HB 1125 , HB 1638 , and HB 1853 April 21, 2023 Alternative fuels, Bike safety program, Carbon emissions, Clean fuel standard, Climate Commitment Act, Columbia River Interstate 5 (I-5) bridge replacement, Connecting Washington (CW), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Driver's licenses, Electric vehicles, Electrification, Ferries, Fish passage barriers, Freight mobility, Gateway Project, High-speed rail, Higher education construction, Hybrid-electric ferries, Hydrogen refueling, Law enforcement, Mobile licensing unit, Move Ahead Washington, North-South freeway, Police, Retail delivery charge, Right-of-way encampments, Safe routes to schools, School buses and student transportation, Snake River, Transit, Transportation budget, Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC), and Washington State Patrol
HB 1125 – House Proposed 2023-25 Transportation Budget (updated April 3) Transportation Bill brief HB 1125 and HB 1638 April 03, 2023 Alternative fuels, Carbon emissions, Climate Commitment Act, Columbia River Interstate 5 (I-5) bridge replacement, Connecting Washington (CW), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Electric vehicles, Electrification, Ferries, Fish passage barriers, Freight mobility, Gateway Project, High-speed rail, Higher education construction, Hybrid-electric ferries, Hydrogen refueling, Law enforcement, Mobile licensing unit, Move Ahead Washington, North-South freeway, Peace Officers, Police, Retail delivery charge, Right-of-way encampments, Safe routes to schools, School buses and student transportation, Snake River, Transit, Transportation budget, Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC), and Washington State Patrol
HB 1131 – Solid Waste Management Environment & Natural Resources , Jobs, Business & Economy Bill brief HB 1131 February 13, 2023 Bottle deposit return, Department of Ecology, Environmental health, Greenhouse gas emissions, Plastic and paper packaging, Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO), Solid waste and recycling, and Waste management
HB 1131 – Solid Waste Management Environment & Natural Resources , Local Government Bill brief HB 1131 March 02, 2023 Bottle deposit return, Greenhouse gas emissions, Minimum post-consumer recycled content (PCRC), Plastic and paper packaging, Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO), and Solid waste and recycling
HB 1140 – House Proposed 2023-25 Operating Budget (updated March 31) State Budgets Bill brief HB 1140 and HB 1436 March 31, 2023 Abortion, Apple Health, B&O taxes, Behavioral health, Budget Stabilization Account (BSA), Business and occupation tax, Child care, Climate Commitment Act, Covenant Homeownership Account, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Encampments, Food assistance, General fund, Homelessness, Housing, K-12 education, Medicaid, Mental health, Operating budget, Property taxes, Public utility districts, Rainy day fund, Real estate taxes, Rental assistance, Sales and use taxes, Shadow reserve, State debt, State revenue, Tax collections, Trooper Recruitment Program, Trueblood, and Undocumented
HB 1170 – Washington BEST Manufacturing Jobs, Business & Economy Bill brief HB 1170 April 25, 2021 Department of Commerce, Manufacturing jobs and firms/business, Research and development (R&D), and Workforce development
HB 1181 – Growth Management Act (GMA) Climate Change & Resiliency Environment & Natural Resources , Housing , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government Bill brief HB 1099 and HB 1181 March 02, 2023 Affordable housing, Climate change, Environmental justice, Greenhouse gas emissions, Growth management act (GMA), and Public drinking water systems
HB 1334 – REAL Recovery for Washington Act Jobs, Business & Economy , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Bill brief HB 1334 December 01, 2021 B&O taxes, Child care, COVID-19/corona, Immunizations and vaccines, In-person learning, K-12 education, Remote learning, Rental assistance, Sales and use taxes, Small business assistance, and Unemployment compensation and insurance
HB 1336 – Public Telecommunications Service Energy, Utilities & Technology , Jobs, Business & Economy Bill brief HB 1336 February 01, 2021 Broadband, Cities, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), Counties, Ports, Public utility districts, Public works contracting, PUDs, and Telecommunications
HB 1367 and 1368 – Early Action Federal Spending State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Bill brief HB 1151 , HB 1334 , HB 1367 , and HB 1368 April 25, 2021 Budget Stabilization Account (BSA), Business assistance programs, Child care, Clinics, Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), COVID-19/corona, Developmental disabilities, Disaster Cash Assistance program, Federal stimulus funds, Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), Food assistance, Food stamps, Foreclosures, Immigrant Relief Program, Immunizations and vaccines, In-person learning, Long-term care services, Private schools, Rental assistance, Rural health, School districts, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Undocumented
HB 1389 – Residential Rent Increases Housing Bill brief HB 1389 March 02, 2023 Consumer Protection Act, Landlord, and Rent increase
HB 1550 – Transition to Kindergarten Education K-12 Bill brief HB 1550 March 06, 2023 Charter schools, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), School districts, Special education, Transition to Kindergarten (TTK), and Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
HB 1589 – PSE Decarbonization Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources Bill brief HB 1589 January 17, 2024 Clean energy, Decarbonization, Greenhouse gas emissions, Natural gas, Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Utilities, and Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
HB 1732 and HB 1733 – Delaying and Modifying the Long-Term Care Services and Supports (LTSS) Program Health Care , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Bill brief HB 1087 , HB 1594 , HB 1732 , HB 1733 , HB 1742 , and HB 1913 January 03, 2022 Long-term care services, Military/veteran affairs, and Payroll tax
HB 1770 – Strengthening the Energy Code Energy, Utilities & Technology , Housing , Local Government Bill brief HB 1770 February 12, 2022 Building codes, Clean energy, conservation and production, Energy availability, Energy codes, Homeowner, Renewable energy, and Solar
HB 1786 – Supplemental Transportation Budget State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Bill brief HB 1655 , HB 1786 , HB 2077 , HB 2118 , and HB 2119 February 21, 2022 Climate Commitment Act, Connecting Washington (CW), Department of Licensing, Department of Transportation, Ferries, High-speed rail, Homelessness, Human trafficking, Litter, Move Ahead Washington, Safety rest areas, and Transportation budget
HB 2049 – Solid Waste Management Environment & Natural Resources Bill brief February 10, 2024 Department of Ecology, Minimum post-consumer recycled content (PCRC), Plastic and paper packaging, Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO), and Solid waste and recycling
HB 2089 – House Proposed 2024 Supplemental Capital Budget State Budgets Bill brief HB 2089 February 19, 2024 Air quality, Behavioral health, Capital budget, Capital gains tax, Carbon emissions, Career and technical education (CTE), Climate Commitment Act, Coastal restoration, Common School Construction Fund (CSCF), Developmental disabilities, Early learning, Electric vehicles, Fish passage barriers, Health and safety, Home ownership, Housing, Housing Trust Fund, Initiative 2109 (I-2109), Initiative 2117 (I-2117), Low-income housing, Manufactured/mobile homes, Mental health, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Salmon issues/funding, School construction, Solar, Technical skills center, and Tribal schools
HB 2114 – Rent Stabilization Housing Bill brief HB 2114 February 12, 2024 Consumer Protection Act, Housing, Housing development, Landlord, Rent control, Rent stabilization, and Residential
HB 2134 – Final 2024 Supplemental Transportation Budget State Budgets , Transportation Bill brief HB 1964 , HB 1989 , HB 2134 , and HB 2485 March 07, 2024 Climate Commitment Act, Columbia River Interstate 5 (I-5) bridge replacement, Commercial trucking, Department of Transportation, Driver education/driver training, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Ferries, Fish passage barriers, Fuel prices, Graffiti, Hybrid-electric ferries, Initiative 2117 (I-2117), Pay-by-mile tax, Pollinators, Right-of-way encampments, Sandy Williams Connection Communities Program, Solar, State Route 520, Traffic cameras, Transportation budget, Trooper Recruitment Program, and Washington State Patrol
HB 2134 – Supplemental Transportation Budget (Voted Out of Committee) State Budgets , Transportation Bill brief HB 1989 , HB 2134 , and HB 2485 February 23, 2024 Auction, Climate Commitment Act, Electric vehicles, Electrification, Ferries, Fish passage barriers, Gas tax, Graffiti, Move Ahead Washington, Pollinators, Public transportation, Renewable energy, Right-of-way encampments, Transportation budget, and Washington State Patrol
HB 2160 – Transit-Oriented Development Housing , Transportation Bill brief February 10, 2024 Affordable housing, Bus transit, Community development, Parking, Passenger rail, Transit, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), and Urban growth
HB 2201 – Carbon Market Linkage Energy, Utilities & Technology Bill brief HB 2201 January 27, 2024 Auction, California-Quebec, Cap and invest, Carbon emissions, Climate Commitment Act, Department of Ecology, Greenhouse gas emissions, and Linkage agreement
HB 2459 – Initiative to the Legislature (ITL) Alternative Measure Disclosures State Government & Elections Bill brief HB 1876 and HB 2459 January 31, 2024 Alternative measure disclosures, Attorney general, Ballot, Climate Commitment Act, Initiative 2117 (I-2117), Initiative 2124 (I-2124), Initiative to the Legislature (ITL), Long-term care services, and Public Investment Impact Disclosures (PIID)
HB 5141 – Environmental Justice Environment & Natural Resources Bill brief SB 5141 April 25, 2021 Environmental health, Environmental justice, Health disparities, Overburdened communities/vulnerable populations, and Tribal affairs
Housing Fact Sheet (2024) Housing Messaging January 19, 2024
HRC Operating Budget Framework 2021-2023 State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief January 04, 2021 B&O taxes, Behavioral health, Charter schools, Child care, Colleges and universities, Community and technical colleges, COVID-19/corona, Developmental disabilities, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forest practices, Forestry issues, Hatcheries, Homelessness, In-person learning, Long-term care services, Public health, Remote learning, Sales and use taxes, Small business assistance, Tourism, Tribal schools, Unemployment tax, and Working Families Tax Credit
HRC Priorities and Agenda (2021) Agriculture & Water , Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Higher Education , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , Redistricting , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Tribes , Veterans & Military Messaging HB 1054 and HB 1091 March 04, 2021
Initiative 2081 (I-2081) – Parents’ Bill of Rights Children & Families , Education K-12 Bill brief February 15, 2024 Initiative 2081 (I-2081), Initiative to the Legislature (ITL), Parental rights, and Public schools
Initiative 2109 (I-2109) – Repealing the Capital Gains Tax Taxes & Fees Bill brief SB 5096 February 14, 2024 Capital gains tax, Education Legacy Trust Account (ELTA), Excise taxes, Income tax, Initiative 2109 (I-2109), Initiative to the Legislature (ITL), and School construction
Initiative 2111 (I-2111) – Prohibiting Personal Income Taxes Taxes & Fees Bill brief February 15, 2024 Business and occupation tax, Income tax, Initiative 2111 (I-2111), Initiative to the Legislature (ITL), Payroll tax, Property taxes, Public utility districts, and Taxes
Initiative 2113 (I-2113) – Restoring Vehicular Pursuit Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Bill brief HB 1054 , SB 5165 , and SB 5352 February 15, 2024 Criminal Justice Training Commission, Initiative 2113 (I-2113) – Restoring Vehicular Pursuit, Initiative to the Legislature (ITL), Law enforcement, Police, Police reform, and Vehicular pursuits
Initiative 2117 (I-2117) – Carbon Tax Repeal Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Taxes & Fees Bill brief SB 5126 February 15, 2024 Cap and invest, Cap and trade, Carbon emissions, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Climate Commitment Act, Gas prices, Greenhouse gas emissions, Initiative 2117 (I-2117), and Initiative to the Legislature (ITL)
Initiative 2124 (I-2124) – Optional Long-Term Care Insurance Health Care , Taxes & Fees Bill brief HB 1011 , HB 1087 , HB 1323 , HB 1732 , HB 1733 , HB 2162 , HB 2271 , HB 2467 , and SB 5187 February 14, 2024 Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), H2A workers, Initiative 2124 (I-2124), Initiative to the Legislature (ITL), Long-term care services, Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program (LTSS Program), Military spouse, Military/veteran affairs, Payroll tax, Tribal affairs, and WA Cares Fund
K-12 Funding Challenges Education K-12 , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief November 02, 2020 COVID-19/corona, Enrollment, General fund, K-12 education, Local education levies, Pupil transportation, School boards, school district management and boundaries, and School funding
Landlord Tenant Issues and COVID-19 Housing , Land Use & Property Rights Issue brief SB 5600 November 02, 2020 COVID-19/corona, Eviction, Homelessness, Housing, Landlord mitigation program, Landlord/tenant law, and Rental
Local Government Funding Concerns Local Government , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief HB 1679 , HB 1718 , and HB 2625 November 02, 2020 Excise taxes, Growth management act (GMA), Impact fees and land development mitigation, Local government, Property taxes, Real estate taxes, and Sales and use taxes
Long-Term Care (LTC) Trust Act/Public LTC Benefit Health Care , Human Services Issue brief HB 1087 and HB 1323 June 07, 2021 Long-term care funding, Long-term care services, Payroll tax, and Washington Cares Fund
Messaging: Carbon Auction Rebate (CAR) Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Taxes & Fees Messaging September 18, 2023 Cap and trade, Carbon Auction Rebate (CAR) Act, Carbon emissions, Climate Commitment Act, and Gas prices
Messaging: HB 2134 – Final Supplemental Transportation Budget State Budgets , Transportation Messaging HB 2134 March 07, 2024 Transportation budget
Motor Vehicle Fuel Prices Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief HB 1091 , HB 1186 , HB 1449 , HB 1578 , HB 1691 , HB 1817 , HB 2815 , SB 5126 , SB 5579 , SB 5897 , SB 5987 , SB 5993 , and SB 6269 March 01, 2022 Apprenticeships, Cap and trade, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Clean fuel standard, Climate Commitment Act, Connecting Washington (CW), Gas prices, Gas tax, Greenhouse gas emissions, Initiative-960 (I-960), Oil-spill prevention, Orca, Refinery/petroleum, and Taxes
Motor Vehicle Fuel Prices Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief HB 1091 , HB 1175 , HB 1186 , HB 1449 , HB 1578 , HB 1691 , HB 1817 , HB 2815 , SB 5126 , SB 5579 , SB 5987 , SB 5993 , and SB 6269 June 21, 2023 Apprenticeships, Cap and invest, Cap and trade, Carbon emissions, Clean fuel standard, Climate Commitment Act, Connecting Washington (CW), Fuel prices, Gas prices, Gas tax, Greenhouse gas emissions, Hazardous substance tax, Initiative-960 (I-960), Oil spill response, Oil-spill prevention, Orca, Pollution Liability Insurance Agency, Refinery/petroleum, Renewable energy, and Underground storage tanks
Occupational Licensing Reform Jobs, Business & Economy Issue brief December 01, 2020 Competency based licensing, Criminal conviction, Department of Health, Department of Licensing, Interstate compact, Military spouse, and Occupational/professional licensing
OIC Ban on Credit History Jobs, Business & Economy , State Government & Elections Issue brief February 03, 2022 Credit history, Emergency rule, Insurance rates and premiums, and Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC)
Police Reform Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief HB 1064 and HB 3003 November 02, 2020 Criminal Justice Training Commission, De-escalate, Deadly force, Defund, I-940, Initiative 940, Law enforcement, Police, and Police reform
Presentation – Capital Budget 101 State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief November 07, 2023 Capital budget
Presentation – Transportation Budget Development State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief July 01, 2021 Transportation budget
Presentation – Transportation REAL Solutions State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief HB 1528 , HB 1603 , HB 1604 , HB 1605 , HB 1606 , HB 1607 , and HB 1608 December 09, 2021 Transportation budget
Redistricting Q&A Redistricting , State Government & Elections Issue brief December 01, 2020 Elections, Electoral districts, and Washington State Redistricting Commission
Remote Learning Education K-12 Issue brief October 01, 2020 COVID-19/corona, K-12 education, Parental rights, Public schools, Remote learning, and Virtual
Rent Control Housing Issue brief HB 1388 , HB 1389 , and HB 1817 August 22, 2023 Affordable housing, Housing, Rent control, Rent increase, and Rental
Road Usage Charge (RUC) in Lieu of Gas Tax Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief SB 8200 January 25, 2023 Electric vehicles, Gas prices, Gas tax, Pay-by-mile tax, Public transportation, Transit, Transportation budget, Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC), and Washington State Transportation Commission
Road Usage Charge/Pay-by-Mile Tax /Mileage-Based User Fee Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief SB 6586 November 02, 2020 Electric vehicles, Gas tax, Pay-by-mile tax, and Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC)
SB 5051 – Peace and Corrections Officer Accountability Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief SB 5051 April 25, 2021 Corrections Officers, Criminal Justice Training Commission, Law enforcement, Peace Officers, and Police
SB 5096 – Capital Gains Income Tax State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Bill brief SB 5096 April 20, 2021 Capital gains tax, Education Legacy Trust Account (ELTA), and Family-owned small business
SB 5126 – Climate Commitment Act Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Bill brief HB 1091 , HB 1094 , HB 1257 , HB 2042 , HB 2405 , SB 5116 , and SB 5126 April 25, 2021 Alternative fuels, Auction, Cap and trade, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Clean fuel standard, Climate Commitment Act, Climate Investment Account, conservation and production, Department of Ecology, Energy availability, Environmental justice, Forward Flexible Account, Fossil fuel, Gas tax, Greenhouse gas emissions, and Natural gas
SB 5165 – 2021-23 Transportation Budget State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Session review SB 5165 April 25, 2021 Bike and pedestrian, Bonds and debt financing, Clean fuel standard, Connecting Washington (CW), County road, COVID-19/corona, Department of Licensing, Department of Transportation, Ferries, Fish passage barriers, Freight mobility, Pre-apprenticeship Support Services (PASS), Safe routes to schools, Tolls, Transportation budget, Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC), Vehicle titles/registration, and Washington State Patrol
SB 5200 – Final 2023-25 Capital Budget State Budgets Bill brief HB 1044 , HB 1148 , and SB 5200 April 21, 2023 Behavioral health, Broadband, Building Communities, Building for the Arts, Capital Assistance to Small School Districts, Capital budget, Capital gains tax, Capitol Campus/Legislative Campus, Chehalis Basin Strategy, Civil conversion, Clean energy, Colleges and universities, Columbia River, Community and technical colleges, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), Crisis stabilization, Dental, Developmental disabilities, Early learning, Fish passage barriers, Flooding, Floodplains, General obligation bonds, Health care infrastructure, Higher education institutions, Home ownership, Housing Trust Fund, Instream flows, Library, Mental health, Public utility districts, Public works assistance account, Riparian, Salmon issues/funding, School construction, Seismic safety, Shelters, Small District and Tribal Compact School Modernization Program, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), Technical skills center, Weatherization, Yakima River, and Youth recreational facilities
SB 5217 – Ergonomic Rules Jobs, Business & Economy Bill brief SB 5217 April 06, 2023 Department of Labor & Industries, Ergonomics, Ergonomists, LNI, Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Repetitive motion injury (RMI), and Workers' compensation (industrial insurance)
SB 5237 – Fair Start for Kids Act Children & Families Bill brief SB 5237 April 25, 2021 Child care, Department of Children, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Early learning, Fair start, Working Connections Childcare (WCCC), and Youth and Families (DCYF)
SB 5280 – Clergy-Penitent Privilege Human Services Bill brief SB 5280 April 06, 2023 Catholic confession, Child abuse and neglect, Church/state relations, Clergy, Clergy-penitent privilege, Mandatory reporter/mandated reporter, and Religion
SB 5334 – Short-Term Rental Excise Tax Housing , Local Government , Taxes & Fees Bill brief SB 5334 February 27, 2024 Affordable housing, Cities, Counties, Excise taxes, Homelessness, Hotels and motels, Housing, Local government, Lodging tax, Sales and use taxes, Short term rental, and Tourism
SB 5536 – Blake/Drug Possession Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Bill brief SB 5476 and SB 5536 April 24, 2023 Drug and alcohol treatment, Drug paraphernalia, Opioid, Possession/controlled substance, Safe consumption, State v. Blake, Substance abuse, and Substance use disorder (SUD)
SB 5536 – Blake/Drug Possession (Special Session) Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Bill brief SB 5476 and SB 5536 May 15, 2023 2023 interim, Drug and alcohol treatment, Drug paraphernalia, Opioid, Possession/controlled substance, Safe consumption, State v. Blake, Substance abuse, and Substance use disorder (SUD)
SB 5583 – Driver Education/Traffic Safety Transportation Bill brief SB 5583 April 05, 2023 Auto insurance, Driver education/driver training, Driver's license and identification/identicard fees, Driver's licenses, High school, Identicard, Learner's permit, Teen drivers, Traffic safety, and Transportation budget
SB 5768 – Distributing Abortion Medication Health Care , State Budgets Bill brief SB 5768 April 20, 2023 Abortion, Courts, Department of Corrections, and Mifepristone (RU 486)
SB 5949 – Final 2024 Supplemental Capital Budget State Budgets Bill brief SB 5949 March 06, 2024 Air quality, Behavioral health, Capital budget, Capital gains tax, Child care, Climate Commitment Act, Coastal restoration, Common School Construction Fund (CSCF), Developmental disabilities, Drug and alcohol treatment, Early learning, Energy efficiency, Fish passage barriers, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, General obligation bonds, Health Kids-Healthy Schools, Home ownership, Housing Trust Fund, Initiative 2109 (I-2109), Initiative 2117 (I-2117), Initiative to the Legislature (ITL), Manufactured/mobile homes, Salmon issues/funding, School construction, Small District and Tribal Compact School Modernization Program, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), and Technical skills center
SB 5950 – Final 2024 Supplemental Operating Budget State Budgets Bill brief SB 5950 March 11, 2024 Behavioral health, Budget Stabilization Account (BSA), Capital gains tax, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Charter schools, Climate Commitment Act, COLA, Community custody/supervision, Cost of living, Death Investigations Account, Dental, Developmental disabilities, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Electric vehicles, Farming, Federal stimulus funds, Food assistance, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forest Health Account, Forestry issues, Foster care, General fund, Homelessness, Human services, Immigration, Involuntary Treatment Act, K-12 education, Law enforcement, Long-term care services, Medicaid, Motor vehicle account, Nurses, Operating budget, Opioid, Opioid overdose reversal medication, Reentry, Refugee, Salmon issues/funding, School buses and student transportation, Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Solar, Special education, State hospital, State revenue, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), Tribal affairs, Undocumented, University of Washington (UW), Working Connections Childcare (WCCC), and World Cup
School Safety Education K-12 Issue brief HB 1035 , HB 1214 , HB 1216 , HB 1507 , HB 1664 , HB 1763 , HB 2299 , and HB 2816 June 29, 2022 Behavioral health, Counselors, Educational Service District (ESD), Firearms, Harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB), Mental health, Nurses, Psychologists, Risk assessment, Safe school plans, School funding, School resource officer (SRO), School safety, Sexual abuse, Social and emotional learning (SEL), Social worker, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), Suicide prevention, Threat assessment, and YES Tipline
Tax Update – What to Expect in 2021 State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief December 01, 2020 B&O taxes, Business and occupation tax, Excise taxes, Gas tax, General fund, Operating budget, Property taxes, Real estate taxes, Sales and use taxes, and Tax fairness
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Top 10 – 2021 – Good Bills – Bad Bills Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Tribes , Veterans & Military Session review HB 1001 , HB 1054 , HB 1076 , HB 1078 , HB 1084 , HB 1091 , HB 1095 , HB 1099 , HB 1103 , HB 1114 , HB 1117 , HB 1137 , HB 1168 , HB 1170 , HB 1193 , HB 1236 , HB 1251 , HB 1279 , HB 1310 , HB 1313 , HB 1332 , HB 1335 , HB 1410 , HB 1438 , HB 1455 , HB 1457 , HB 1480 , SB 5010 , SB 5036 , SB 5038 , SB 5051 , SB 5061 , SB 5096 , SB 5126 , SB 5141 , SB 5188 , SB 5191 , SB 5193 , SB 5220 , and SB 5478 April 26, 2021 Cap and tax, Capital gains tax, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Climate Commitment Act, Credit history, Discrimination, Environmental justice, Eviction, Felon voting, Firearms, Foreclosures, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forestry issues, Guns and Second Amendment, Jails, Law enforcement, Manufacturing jobs and firms/business, Open carry, Physical disabilities, Police reform, Prisons, Property taxes, Qui tam, Road maintenance, Salmon issues/funding, Seniors, Social security numbers (SSNs), Tribal affairs, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Unemployment tax, Urban heat islands, Use of force, and Veteran
Top 10 – 2022 – Good Bills – Bad Bills Children & Families , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Veterans & Military Session review HB 1015 , HB 1099 , HB 1117 , HB 1169 , HB 1181 , HB 1280 , HB 1286 , HB 1359 , HB 1486 , HB 1594 , HB 1623 , HB 1630 , HB 1633 , HB 1641 , HB 1643 , HB 1655 , HB 1656 , HB 1681 , HB 1691 , HB 1692 , HB 1705 , HB 1719 , HB 1727 , HB 1735 , HB 1753 , HB 1756 , HB 1767 , HB 1770 , HB 1772 , HB 1785 , HB 1787 , HB 1788 , HB 1800 , HB 1837 , HB 1838 , HB 1850 , HB 1868 , HB 1874 , HB 1876 , HB 1898 , HB 1904 , HB 1951 , HB 1982 , HB 1984 , HB 2015 , HB 2019 , HB 2037 , HB 2056 , SB 5042 , SB 5078 , SB 5155 , SB 5528 , SB 5532 , SB 5597 , SB 5651 , SB 5722 , SB 5801 , SB 5974 , and SB 5975 March 11, 2022 Arrest/criminal record, B&O taxes, Ballot, Behavioral health, Capital budget, Clean energy, Climate Commitment Act, Criminal conviction, Data privacy, Drive-by shootings, Elections, Emergency powers, Energy codes, Ergonomics, Farming, Firearms, Ghost guns, Growth management act (GMA), Guns and Second Amendment, Hospitals, Industrial insurance, Law enforcement, Liquor licenses, Long-term care services, Mental health, Military equipment, Misdemeanor, Move Ahead Washington, Natural gas, Net zero, Oil-spill prevention, Payroll tax, Peace Officers, Police, Power sources/generators, Prejudgment interest, Prescription drugs, Property taxes, Psychologists, Real estate taxes, Rent increase, Retail, Riparian, Safety rest areas, Salmon issues/funding, School choice, Sentencing, Sound Transit, Suicide prevention, Teaching, Theft, Transportation budget, Underserved communities, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Use of force, Vehicle titles/registration, Vehicular pursuits, Voting Rights Act, and Working Families Tax Credit
Transportation Budget 2021 State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief October 01, 2020 Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Connecting Washington (CW), Gas tax, General fund, Initiative 976 (I-976), Joint Transportation Commission, Transportation budget, and Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC)
Unemployment Insurance (UI) Taxes Jobs, Business & Economy Issue brief HB 2965 December 01, 2020 COVID-19/corona, Layoffs, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Pandemic Unemployment Aid (PUA), UI Trust Fund, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Unemployment Insurance Advisory Committee, and Unemployment tax
Vehicle Registration Fees Taxes & Fees , Transportation Issue brief HB 1129 , HB 1548 , HB 1581 , and HB 2042 March 20, 2024 Car tab fees, Connecting Washington (CW), County auditors, Department of Licensing, Electric vehicles, Electrification, Excise taxes, Ferries, Freight mobility, Information technology, License plates, Local government, Motor vehicle account, Multimodal, Property taxes, Sound Transit, Vehicle registration fees, Vessel replacement, and Washington State Patrol
Washington Cares Fund/Public LTC Insurance Health Care , Taxes & Fees Issue brief HB 1087 , HB 1323 , HB 1732 , and HB 1733 June 21, 2023 Long-term care funding, Long-term care services, Payroll tax, Self-employed, and Washington Cares Fund
Water Banking, Trust and Transfers Agriculture & Water , Environment & Natural Resources Issue brief December 01, 2020 Department of Ecology, Out-of-basin transfers, Relinquishment (water rights), Trust Water Rights Program (TWRP), Water banking, and Water rights transfer
Wildfire Funding Agriculture & Water , Environment & Natural Resources , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees Issue brief November 02, 2020 Department of Natural Resources, DNR, Firefighter, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forest practices, Forestry issues, and Rangeland
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