House Republican bills passed by the Legislature

In the 2023 and 2024 legislative sessions, 116 bills prime sponsored by Washington House Republicans were passed by the Legislature and sent to the governor’s desk to be signed. You can learn more about these bills in the links below.

House Republican Bills Passed By the Legislature | 2023-24
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Sponsor: Abbarno
Installing signs on or near bridges to provide information to deter jumping.
Sponsor: Maycumber
Establishing regional apprenticeship programs.
Sponsor: Dent
Creating the pesticide advisory board.
Sponsor: Low
Modifying medal of valor award presentation requirements.
Sponsor: Dent
Mitigating the risk of wildfires through electric utility planning and identification of best management practices appropriate to each electric utility’s circumstances.
Sponsor: McEntire
Concerning association records in common interest communities.
Sponsor: Stokesbary
Concerning public safety employees’ retirement plan membership for public safety telecommunicators.
Sponsor: Stokesbary
Repealing some postretirement employment restrictions.
Sponsor: Corry
Concerning reorganization of domestic mutual insurers.
Sponsor: Connors
Exempting the sale and leaseback of property by a seller from the residential landlord-tenant act when the seller agrees to a written lease at closing.
Sponsor: Harris
Concerning medical assistants.
Sponsor: Schmick
Concerning the disposition of the remains of a county resident who dies indigent in an adjacent county outside of Washington.
Sponsor: Harris
Imposing criminal penalties for negligent driving involving the death of a vulnerable user victim.
Sponsor: Mosbrucker
Concerning the membership of the sentencing guidelines commission.
Sponsor: Mosbrucker
Addressing the extent to which Washington residents are at risk of rolling blackouts and power supply inadequacy events.
Sponsor: Mosbrucker
Modifying the motorcycle safety education advisory board.
Sponsor: Connors
Reducing light pollution associated with certain energy infrastructure.
Sponsor: Rude
Concerning the recording of school board meetings.
Sponsor: Ybarra
Concerning compliance with labeling requirements for wipes.
Sponsor: Robertson
Redistributing the vehicle identification number inspection fee.
Sponsor: Dent
Concerning municipal airport commissions.
Sponsor: Corry
Regarding limits on the sale and possession of retail cannabis products.
Sponsor: Steele
Modifying the low-income home rehabilitation program.
Sponsor: Abbarno
Updating the executive team of the office of the secretary of state by adding signing authority to the chief of staff position.
Sponsor: Low
Concerning organ transport vehicles.
Sponsor: Couture
Creating a child malnutrition field guide for the department of children, youth, and families.
Sponsor: Klicker
Streamlining development regulations.
Sponsor: McClintock
Creating license review and reporting requirements.
Sponsor: Rude
Concerning jury service.
Sponsor: Rude
Concerning the Walla Walla water 2050 plan.
Sponsor: Hutchins
Addressing the access of certain aquatic lands by a public transportation benefit area.
Sponsor: Stokesbary
Splitting the volunteer firefighters’ and reserve officers’ relief and pension principal fund into two accounts.
Sponsor: Abbarno
Updating statutes related to state employment by removing obsolete language, eliminating unnecessary reports, conforming a reporting period to fiscal year, and modernizing employee pay procedures.
Sponsor: Griffey
Concerning off-duty employment of fish and wildlife officers.
Sponsor: Robertson
Concerning a motor carrier’s ability to access restroom facilities required by rules authorized under chapter 49.17 RCW.
Sponsor: Orcutt
Prohibiting unjustified employer searches of employee personal vehicles.
Sponsor: Dye
Concerning aviation assurance funding in response to wildland fires.
Sponsor: Eslick
Increasing the cap on gross sales for cottage food operations.
Sponsor: Steele
Authorizing additional counseling services for immediate family members of homicide victims.
Sponsor: Mosbrucker
Providing tools and resources for the location and recovery of missing persons.
Sponsor: Robertson
Addressing the purchase and distribution of insignia to manufacturers of recreational vehicles and/or park trailers.
Sponsor: Hutchins
Requiring driver training curriculum to include instruction on sharing the road with large vehicles, including commercial motor vehicles and buses.
Sponsor: Mosbrucker
Prohibiting the sale of over-the-counter sexual assault kits.
Sponsor: Caldier
Concerning the dentist and dental hygienist compact.
Sponsor: Schmick
Concerning municipal officers’ beneficial interest in contracts.
Sponsor: Dent
Concerning the membership and subcommittees of the oversight board for children, youth, and families.
Sponsor: Ybarra
Administering educational service district elections.
Sponsor: Mosbrucker
Limiting liability arising from the use of trained police dogs.
Sponsor: Barnard
Concerning meetings of county legislative authorities.
Sponsor: Schmidt
Concerning unemployment insurance benefits appeal procedures.
Sponsor: Goehner
Allowing functionally consolidated port districts to adopt a unified levy.
Sponsor: Maycumber
Concerning the Washington auto theft prevention authority account.
Sponsor: Barnard
Concerning health carriers offering dental only coverage.
Sponsor: Kretz
Establishing a memorial on the capitol campus to commemorate eastern Washington.
Sponsor: Schmick
Protecting workers displaced due to finfish aquaculture facility closure.
Sponsor: Waters
Allowing people 18 years of age or older to work in certain 21 year and older establishments.
Sponsor: Waters
Concerning complimentary liquor by short-term rental operators.
Sponsor: Rude
Clarifying the responsibilities and accountability for the effective delivery and oversight of public education services to charter school students.
Sponsor: Dye
Modifying the application of the annual consumptive quantity calculation to change applications related to certain water rights held by the United States bureau of reclamation.
Sponsor: Corry
Providing a sales and use tax remittance to qualified farmers.
Sponsor: Eslick
Ensuring completion of conditional scholarship obligations and reducing penalties for excusable incomplete obligations.
Sponsor: Griffey
Creation of a hope card program.
Sponsor: Waters
Prohibiting products that combine alcohol and tetrahydrocannabinol.
Sponsor: Mosbrucker
Reducing toxic air pollution that threatens human health.
Sponsor: McEntire
Addressing the operating and maintenance deficit of the Wahkiakum county ferry.
Sponsor: Sandlin
Supporting economic development in distressed areas through hiring of grant writers.
Sponsor: Cheney
Concerning real property appraisers.
Sponsor: Steele
Concerning eligibility for participation in the public employees’ benefits board for retired or disabled employees of counties, municipalities, and other political subdivisions.
Sponsor: Kretz
Defining frontier counties.
Sponsor: Barnard
Promoting economic development by increasing opportunities for local communities to secure federal funding.
Sponsor: McClintock
Concerning architecture licensing examinations.
Sponsor: Schmidt
Concerning unemployment insurance benefit charging.
Sponsor: Volz
Facilitating reconstruction of communities damaged or destroyed by wildfires.
Sponsor: Robertson
Modifying the public accountancy act.
Sponsor: Couture
Providing for health home services for medicaid-eligible children with medically complex conditions.
Sponsor: Eslick
Creating the Washington health corps behavioral health scholarship program.
Sponsor: Ybarra
Ensuring that methods for calculating the electric load of utilities under the energy independence act do not have the effect of discouraging voluntary investments in renewable power.
Sponsor: Barnard
Repealing the greenhouse gas content disclosure provision.
Sponsor: Low
Concerning animal cruelty in the first degree.
Sponsor: Low
Improving voter registration list accuracy by improving voter address change processes for county election offices and voters.
Sponsor: McClintock
Improving communication between the department of children, youth, and families and caregivers.
Sponsor: Abbarno
Disposing of human remains.
Sponsor: Waters
Concerning the authority of the community economic revitalization board with respect to loans and grants to political subdivisions and federally recognized Indian tribes for broadband.
Sponsor: Low
Concerning the use of moneys from the rural public facilities sales and use tax for affordable workforce housing infrastructure and facilities.
Sponsor: Barkis
Concerning a graffiti abatement and reduction pilot program.
Sponsor: Robertson
Establishing the Washington recreational vehicle manufacturer and dealer law.
Sponsor: Connors
Concerning an exemption to the leasehold excise tax for leases on public lands.
Sponsor: McEntire
Providing early registration at institutions of higher education for military students.
Sponsor: Volz
Concerning the definition of veteran and restoring honor to veterans.
Sponsor: Cheney
Reducing the size of yard signs that are exempt from certain political advertising disclosure requirements.
Sponsor: Cheney
Requiring counties and cities to provide the administrative office of the courts with notice of court reorganizations.
Sponsor: Waters
Creating an adopt a fish barrier program.
Sponsor: Mosbrucker
Concerning supervision of domestic violence in criminal sentencing.
Sponsor: Eslick
Supporting and expanding access to child care and early learning programs.
Sponsor: Schmidt
Concerning workers’ compensation incentives to return to work.
Sponsor: Dent
Concerning agriculture pest and disease response.
Sponsor: Orcutt
Creating business and occupation and public utility tax exemptions for certain amounts received as the result of receipt, generation, purchase, sale, transfer, or retirement of allowances, offset credits, or price ceiling units under the CCA.
Sponsor: Waters
Creating a special liquor permit.
Sponsor: Cheney
Concerning defects and omissions in the laws that have been identified by the justices of the supreme court or judges of the superior courts pursuant to Article IV, section 25 of the state Constitution.
Sponsor: Cheney
Reducing barriers to state employment by eliminating two-year and four-year degree requirements that are unnecessary.
Sponsor: Waters
Establishing civil penalties for the unlawful sale or supply of alcohol to minors.
Sponsor: Wilcox
Studying the effects of avian predation of salmon.
Sponsor: Griffey
Extending the comprehensive plan revision schedule for select local governments.
Sponsor: Steele
Allowing main street programs to use remaining main street tax credits after a certain date.
Sponsor: Orcutt
Concerning state route number 501.
Sponsor: Goehner
Including an accessory dwelling unit under property that qualifies for the senior citizens property tax exemption.
Sponsor: McEntire
Increasing eligibility for economy and efficiency flexible school calendar waivers.
Sponsor: Mosbrucker
Concerning fentanyl and other synthetic opioids.
Sponsor: Graham
Changing the legal title for advanced practice nurses.
Sponsor: Kretz
Updating cooperative agreements between the state and federally recognized tribes for the successful collaborative management of Washington’s wildlife resources.
Sponsor: Klicker
Allowing cities to voluntarily share certain sales and use tax revenue.
Sponsor: Orcutt
Concerning administration of the southwest Washington fair by the Lewis county board of county commissioners.
Sponsor: Corry
Establishing a pilot program eliminating college in the high school fees for private not-for-profit four-year institutions.
Sponsor: Ybarra
Extending an existing hazardous substance tax exemption for certain agricultural crop protection products that are temporarily warehoused but not otherwise used, manufactured, packaged, or sold in the state of Washington.
Sponsor: Volz
Waiving health benefit premiums in the public employees’ benefits board.
Sponsor: Harris
Reinstating semiconductor tax incentives.