Legislative Actions Have Been Taken


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House Bill 1121 — Concerning the emergency waiver of graduation requirements Received in the Senate on January 29, 2021.

Passed 45 to 2 in the Senate.

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House Bill 1131 — Concerning the emergency waiver of instructional hours and days at private schools Received in the Senate on January 29, 2021.

Passed 47 to 0 in the Senate.

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House Bill 1311 — Authorizing the issuance of substance use disorder professional certifications to persons participating in apprenticeship programs Introduced by Rep. Dan Bronoske (Pierce County) (D) on January 20, 2021.

Passed 85 to 11 in the House.

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House Bill 1542 — Concerning jury demographics

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

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House Bill 1543 — Concerning the adoption of the consumer product theft and safety protection act

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

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House Bill 1544 — Concerning agriculture, food, and natural resource education

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

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Senate Bill 5055 — Concerning law enforcement personnel collective bargaining

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..

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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.

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Senate Bill 5096 — Concerning an excise tax on gains from the sale or exchange of certain capital assets

Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 18, 2021

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Senate Bill 5096 — Concerning an excise tax on gains from the sale or exchange of certain capital assets

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..

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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.

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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 simi