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Title Issues Type Bill No. Created Keywords
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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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