House Republican bills passed by the Legislature
During the 2023 legislative session, 63 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
Mitigating the risk of wildfires through electric utility planning and identification of best management practices appropriate to each electric utility’s circumstances.
Concerning public safety employees’ retirement plan membership for public safety telecommunicators.
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.
Concerning the disposition of the remains of a county resident who dies indigent in an adjacent county outside of Washington.
Imposing criminal penalties for negligent driving involving the death of a vulnerable user victim.
Addressing the extent to which Washington residents are at risk of rolling blackouts and power supply inadequacy events.
Updating the executive team of the office of the secretary of state by adding signing authority to the chief of staff position.
Creating a child malnutrition field guide for the department of children, youth, and families.
Addressing the access of certain aquatic lands by a public transportation benefit area.
Splitting the volunteer firefighters’ and reserve officers’ relief and pension principal fund into two accounts.
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.
Concerning a motor carrier’s ability to access restroom facilities required by rules authorized under chapter 49.17 RCW.
Authorizing additional counseling services for immediate family members of homicide victims.
Providing tools and resources for the location and recovery of missing persons.
Addressing the purchase and distribution of insignia to manufacturers of recreational vehicles and/or park trailers.
Requiring driver training curriculum to include instruction on sharing the road with large vehicles, including commercial motor vehicles and buses.
Concerning the membership and subcommittees of the oversight board for children, youth, and families.
Establishing a memorial on the capitol campus to commemorate eastern Washington.
Allowing people 18 years of age or older to work in certain 21 year and older establishments.
Clarifying the responsibilities and accountability for the effective delivery and oversight of public education services to charter school students.
Ensuring completion of conditional scholarship obligations and reducing penalties for excusable incomplete obligations.
Addressing the operating and maintenance deficit of the Wahkiakum county ferry.
Supporting economic development in distressed areas through hiring of grant writers.