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Legislative Actions Have Been Taken


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Passed 45 to 2 in the Senate.


Passed 47 to 0 in the Senate.


Passed 85 to 11 in the House.


Introduced by Rep. David Hackney (King) (D) on February 17, 2021 Official Text and Analysis.


Introduced by Rep. Steve Kirby (Tacoma) (D) on February 18, 2021 Official Text and Analysis.


Introduced by Rep. Brad Klippert (Benton) (R) on February 18, 2021 Official Text and Analysis.


Substitute offered in the Senate on February 3, 2021 Establishes an arbitrator selection procedure for grievance arbitrations for law enforcement personnel that applies to all disciplinary grievance arbitrations heard on or after January 1, 2022. • Requires the Public Employment Relations Commission to appoint a roster of 9 to 18 arbitrators who hear disciplinary grievances for law enforcement personnel on a rotating basis..


Senate Bill 5055 — Concerning law enforcement personnel collective bargaining Introduced by Sen. Joe Nguyen (West Seattle) (D) on January 11, 2021.

Passed 41 to 8 in the Senate.


Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 18, 2021


Substitute offered in the Senate on February 16, 2021 Makes the following changes to the original bill: • Lowers the tax rate from 9 percent to 7 percent. • Increases threshold exclusion to $250,000. • Exempts all sales or exchanges of real estate. • Replaces sole proprietor deduction with a family-owned small business deduction. • Exempts the value of goodwill received when a car dealership is sold. • Deposits the first $350 million in revenues collected each year into the Education Legacy Trust Account and deposits the remainder into a new Taxpayer Relief Account..


Senate Bill 5140 — Protecting pregnancy and miscarriage-related patient care Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Defines accepted standard of care as safe medical care in accordance with the breadth of decisions that through informed consent can be either implemented or declined by patients and offered or withheld by health care providers. Accepted standard of care does not mean any specific decision when more than one possible acceptable treatment course may apply.


Senate Bill 5140 — Protecting pregnancy and miscarriage-related patient care Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Specifies the accepted standard of care is for a reasonably prudent health care provider in same or similar circumstances.


Senate Bill 5140 — Protecting pregnancy and miscarriage-related patient care Amendment offered by Sen. Ron Muzzall (Oak Harbor) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes the private right of action for a patient, a health care provider, or an individual who is aggrieved by a violation of the act to take civil action against a health care entity.


Senate Bill 5140 — Protecting pregnancy and miscarriage-related patient care Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Modifies the requirements for allowing health care providers to provide services related to complications of pregnancy. Allows the health care provider to provide the services when failure to provide the service would violate the accepted standard of care and the patient presents or is reasonably foreseeable to present a medical condition that poses a risk to the patient's life or body because the services were not provided.


Senate Bill 5140 — Protecting pregnancy and miscarriage-related patient care Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes the prohibition on health care entities from discharging, demoting, suspending, disciplining, or otherwise discriminating against a health care provider for providing pregnancy complication services. Allows a health care entity to discharge, demote, suspend, or discipline a health care provider for providing pregnancy complication services when peer review determines one or more of these actions is necessary.


Senate Bill 5140 — Protecting pregnancy and miscarriage-related patient care Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Limits the private right of action to a patient who is aggrieved by a violation of the act. Removes the authorization for a health care provider or an individual who is aggrieved by a violation of the act to take civil action against the health care entity.


Senate Bill 5140 — Protecting pregnancy and miscarriage-related patient care Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Limits the services that a health care entity is prohibited from restricting a health care provider from providing to health care services related to miscarriage management and treatment for ectopic pregnancies.


Senate Bill 5140 — Protecting pregnancy and miscarriage-related patient care Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Limits the private right of action to a patient or health care provider who is aggrieved by a violation of the act. Removes the authorization for an individual who is aggrieved by a violation of the act to take civil action against the health care entity.


Senate Bill 5140 — Protecting pregnancy and miscarriage-related patient care Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Defines miscarriage as a pregnancy that occurs up to 20 weeks gestation and by spontaneous abortion. Defines spontaneous abortion as an abortion occurring due to natural causes.


Senate Bill 5140 — Protecting pregnancy and miscarriage-related patient care Introduced by Sen. Patty Kuderer (Bellevue) (D) on January 12, 2021.

Passed 29 to 20 in the Senate.


Passed 48 to 1 in the Senate.


Senate Bill 5185 — Concerning capacity to provide informed consent for health care decisions Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on February 16, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes the capacity of a minor to provide informed consent for abortion services and provides that informed consent for abortion services for a minor may be provided by a person authorized to provide informed consent on behalf of a minor under RCW 7.70.065..


Senate Bill 5185 — Concerning capacity to provide informed consent for health care decisions Introduced by Sen. Jamie Pedersen (Seattle) (D) on January 13, 2021.

Passed 30 to 17 in the Senate.


Senate Bill 5229 — Concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals Amendment offered by Sen. Doug Ericksen (Ferndale) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. A health care professional can opt out of health equity continuing education training and not be punished for doing so.


Senate Bill 5229 — Concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Limits the maximum price that a continuing education course may cost.


Senate Bill 5229 — Concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals Amendment offered by Sen. Emily Randall (Port Orchard) (D) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Requires the rule-making authority for each health profession subject to continuing education requirements to adopt health equity continuing education rules by January 1, 2024.


Senate Bill 5229 — Concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Requires the Washington Medical Commission to review and approve health equity continuing education courses before a course is offered to physicians.


Senate Bill 5229 — Concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Wilson (Longview) (R) on February 17, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes "other categories of identity" from the group of patients that a health care professional would care for.


Senate Bill 5229 — Concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals Introduced by Sen. Emily Randall (Port Orchard) (D) on January 14, 2021.

Passed 35 to 14 in the Senate.


Senate Bill 5236 — Extending certificate of need exemptions Introduced by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on January 15, 2021.

Passed 47 to 0 in the Senate.


Senate Bill 5273 — Concerning the replacement of shoreline armoring Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on February 18, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Requires the Department of Fish and Wildlife to recognize that existing hard armor structures have less impact than new structures when considering least impactful alternatives.


Senate Bill 5273 — Concerning the replacement of shoreline armoring Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Honeyford (Grandview) (R) on February 18, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Modifies the requirement that a person must use the least impacting technically feasible bank protection alternative for the protection of fish life and requires that an alternative's analysis must be completed and a person must use the alternative that is determined to have the least impact on fish life while still providing adequate bank protection.


Senate Bill 5273 — Concerning the replacement of shoreline armoring Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on February 18, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Requires the Department of Fish and Wildlife to find a feasibility determination by a qualified engineer hired by the landowner to be definitive.


Senate Bill 5273 — Concerning the replacement of shoreline armoring Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on February 18, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Provides that if any alternative is shown to cost more than twice that of any other alternative, that alternative is not feasible.


Senate Bill 5273 — Concerning the replacement of shoreline armoring Amendment offered by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on February 18, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Defines "feasible" for purposes of determining the least impacting technically feasible bank protection alternative to mean available and capable of being done after taking into consideration cost, existing technology, and logistics.


Senate Bill 5273 — Concerning the replacement of shoreline armoring Introduced by Sen. Jesse Salomon (Shoreline) (D) on January 19, 2021.

Passed 28 to 21 in the Senate.


Senate Bill 5284 — Eliminating subminimum wage certificates for persons with disabilities Amendment offered by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on February 18, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Requires DSHS and L&I to report on any reduction of waiver service hours for individuals who leave subminimum wage employment after the bill goes into effect.


Senate Bill 5284 — Eliminating subminimum wage certificates for persons with disabilities Amendment offered by Sen. Emily Randall (Port Orchard) (D) on February 18, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes the requirement for DSHS to continue supportive services, technical assistance, and other state programs. Clarifies that the requirement for DSHS to prioritize and provide technical assistance to individuals transitioning out of subminimum wage employment is subject to federal law and federal funding requirements. Subject to appropriation, requires DSHS to work with contracted providers to expand employment and day services to individuals leaving subminimum wage employment. Requires DSHS to provide individuals leaving subminimum wage programs and their legal representatives with written and verbal notification informing them of all available waiver services and processes for the individual to identify, transition to, and request any of the available waiver services.


Senate Bill 5284 — Eliminating subminimum wage certificates for persons with disabilities Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on February 18, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Amends the date after which L&I may not issue any new special certificates.


Senate Bill 5284 — Eliminating subminimum wage certificates for persons with disabilities Introduced by Sen. Emily Randall (Port Orchard) (D) on January 19, 2021.

Passed 42 to 7 in the Senate.


Senate Bill 5341 — Increasing permissible uses of existing local sales tax authority Introduced by Sen. Jeff Wilson (Longview) (R) on January 25, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.


Senate Bill 5423 — Concerning telemedicine consultations Introduced by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on February 4, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.


Introduced by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on February 17, 2021 Official Text and Analysis.


Introduced by Sen. Jim Honeyford (Grandview) (R) on February 18, 2021 Official Text and Analysis.


Introduced by Sen. Emily Randall (Port Orchard) (D) on January 29, 2021 Official Text and Analysis.

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