Washington Legislation Vote Update


Please note that the following legislative actions have been taken.

House Bill 1015 — Creating the Washington equitable access to credit act Amendment offered by Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber (Ferry) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the House. Caps the use of funds for staffing and administration at 5 percent, except if the statewide cap is not met. Clarifies that staffing and administrative costs funded include all agencies implementing this act.

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House Bill 1015 — Creating the Washington equitable access to credit act Amendment offered by Rep. Gerry Pollet (Seattle) (D) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the House. Removes the requirement that the qualified lending institution exclude identifying details about the loans and investments made under the Equitable Access to Credit Program when submitting its annual report to the Department of Commerce.

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House Bill 1015 — Creating the Washington equitable access to credit act Introduced by Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber (Ferry) (R) on January 11, 2021.

Passed 95 to 1 in the House.

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House Bill 1088 — Concerning potential impeachment disclosures Amendment offered in the Senate on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Committee Amendment: Requires a written protocol addressing impeachment disclosures be developed and adopted by county prosecutors no later than July 1, 2022 instead of a model policy established by WAPA. Requires the CJTC provide online training regarding impeachment disclosures or contract with an organization that serves prosecuting attorneys in Washington to do so. Specifies a prosecutor must respond to a request for verification within 10 days. Provides immunity from civil liability for sharing impeachment information about a peace officer in good faith.

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House Bill 1088 — Concerning potential impeachment disclosures Received in the Senate on February 12, 2021.

Passed 46 to 3 in the Senate.

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House Bill 1168 — Concerning long-term forest health and the reduction of wildfire dangers Introduced by Rep. Larry Springer (Kirkland) (D) on January 13, 2021.

Passed 96 to 0 in the House.

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House Bill 1170 — Building economic strength through manufacturing Introduced by Rep. Matt Boehnke (Benton) (R) on January 13, 2021.

Passed 96 to 0 in the House.

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House Bill 1192 — Making technical corrections and removing obsolete language from the Revised Code of Washington pursuant to RCW 1.08.025 Introduced by Rep. Roger Goodman (KirkLand) (D) on January 14, 2021.

Passed 59 to 37 in the House.

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House Bill 1213 — Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Dent (Grant) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the House. Requires the department of children, youth, and families to convene a task force with child care providers and certain representatives, facilitated by a neutral third party, to develop recommendations for providing regulatory relief and making the licensing process more affordable for child care providers. Requires the task force to report recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature by December 1, 2021.

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House Bill 1213 — Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs Amendment offered by Rep. Tom Dent (Grant) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the House. Delays the entitlement date for the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) from the 2022-23 school year to the 2026-27 school year. Requires the legislature to add 1,000 additional ECEAP slots each year until the state reaches entitlement, and requires consideration of the high demand for school day and working day slots when determining what type of slots to add.

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House Bill 1213 — Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs Amendment offered by Rep. Carolyn Eslick (Sultan) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the House. Requires the Washington State Institute for Public Policy to study and report biennially on the capacity to expand entitlement of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program and the effectiveness of expanding entitlement. Expires the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program entitlement expansion on August 1, 2033.

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House Bill 1213 — Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs Amendment offered by Rep. Bob McCaslin (Spokane) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the House. Adds a new section providing extended periods for new child care providers to meet licensing requirements not directly related to health and safety.

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House Bill 1213 — Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs Amendment offered by Rep. Bob McCaslin (Spokane) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the House. Makes participation in the Early Achievers program voluntary for all child care and early providers..

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House Bill 1213 — Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs Amendment offered by Rep. Tana Senn (East King County) (D) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the House. Adds the military spouse liaison created within the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Early Learning Advisory Council. Changes the monthly copayment schedule for households eligible for Working Connections Child Care so that eligibility is "by" certain dates instead of "beginning" on certain dates. Restores part of the current statutory definition of "eligible child" for purposes of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program entitlement. Provides that, working in conjunction with the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and providers, the department will administer two complex needs funds. Replaces "child care aware of Washington" with "the statewide child care resource and referral network".

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House Bill 1213 — Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the House. Makes Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) eligibility and other provisions effective July 1, 2021, instead of July 1, 2025..

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House Bill 1213 — Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs Introduced by Rep. Tana Senn (East King County) (D) on January 15, 2021.

Passed 58 to 38 in the House. • Establishes a new account for child care and early learning purposes and includes a nonexhaustive list of allowable uses. • Increases eligibility and decreases copayments in the Working Connections Child Care Program and expands eligibility in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program. • Provides for increased rates, training, grants, and services for child care and early learning providers. • Increases supports for families of children from birth to age 3, as well as for their providers.

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House Bill 1250 — Designating Washington a purple heart state Introduced by Rep. Ed Orcutt (Kalama) (R) on January 18, 2021.

Passed 96 to 0 in the House.

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House Bill 1258 — Concerning the operation, authorization, and permitting of microenterprise home kitchens Amendment offered by Rep. Noel Frame (Seattle) (D) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the House. Provides that the obligation of local governments to comply with certain requirements of the act is contingent on the provision of state funding for the specific purpose of complying with those requirements.

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House Bill 1258 — Concerning the operation, authorization, and permitting of microenterprise home kitchens Amendment offered by Rep. Dan Griffey (Allyn) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the House. Provides that by opting to become permitted, the operator of a microenterprise home kitchen operation understands that the local jurisdiction will seek to enter the microenterprise home kitchen, rather than expressly granting the local health jurisdiction the right to enter. Provides that nonemergency inspections may occur by appointment or pursuant to a search warrant in addition to occurring during the normal business hours with reasonable advanced notice.

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House Bill 1258 — Concerning the operation, authorization, and permitting of microenterprise home kitchens Introduced by Rep. Noel Frame (Seattle) (D) on January 18, 2021.

Passed 58 to 38 in the House.

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House Bill 1280 — Concerning greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the design of public facilities Amendment offered by Rep. Mary Dye (Adams) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the House. Amends the statewide policy for the design of major publicly owned or leased facilities to require that the policy to pursue energy conservation and greenhouse gas emissions reduction practices is balanced with the pursuit of low-cost and least-risk design.

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House Bill 1280 — Concerning greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the design of public facilities Introduced by Rep. Alex Ramel (Bellingham) (D) on January 19, 2021.

Passed 57 to 39 in the House.

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House Bill 1296 — Providing a business and occupation tax preference for behavioral health administrative services organizations Introduced by Rep. Jesse Young (Gig Harbor) (R) on January 19, 2021.

Passed 96 to 0 in the House.

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House Bill 1297 — Concerning working families tax exemption Amendment offered by Rep. Drew Stokesbary (Auburn) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the House. Removes the requirement that the WFTE be approved in the state operating budget prior to any claims being made.

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House Bill 1297 — Concerning working families tax exemption Introduced by Rep. My-Linh Thai (Bellevue) (D) on January 19, 2021.

Passed 94 to 2 in the House. • Expands eligibility for the working families tax exemption to include Individual Taxpayer Identification Number filers. • Expands the base remittance amount for the working families tax exemption and establishes phaseout rates for the remittance.

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House Bill 1330 — Providing a retail sales and use tax exemption for the purchase of electric bicycles and related cycling equipment Introduced by Rep. Sharon Shewmake (Whatcom County) (D) on January 20, 2021.

Passed 57 to 39 in the House.

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House Bill 1512 — Concerning lodging-related assessments under chapter 35.87A RCW Amendment offered by Rep. Noel Frame (Seattle) (D) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the House. Provides that the act applies retroactively for any taxpayer who has been assessed taxes by the Department of Revenue prior to the effective date of the act, on any special assessment amounts collected by a lodging business. Provides that no refund may be made on taxes lawfully paid.

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House Bill 1512 — Concerning lodging-related assessments under chapter 35.87A RCW Introduced by Rep. Cindy Ryu (Shoreline) (D) on February 9, 2021.

Passed 96 to 0 in the House.

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Senate Bill 5019 — Concerning the recording standards commission Introduced by Sen. Patty Kuderer (Bellevue) (D) on January 11, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5040 — Enhancing litter control along state highways Introduced by Sen. Phil Fortunato (Auburn) (R) on January 11, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.

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