Session review

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Title Issues Type Bill No. Created Keywords
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2021 COVID-19/corona, Employment Security Department (ESD), Unemployment compensation and insurance, Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund, and Unemployment tax
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2022 Budget Stabilization Account (BSA), Operating budget, Public health, Taxes, Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund, and Unemployment tax
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 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 2023
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 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 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 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
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 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 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
SB 5165 – 2021-23 Transportation Budget State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation Session review SB 5165 April 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
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 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 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
Title Issues Type Bill No. Created Keywords