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Title Issues Type Bill No. Created Keywords
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)
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 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
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
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 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 April 05, 2023 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)
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