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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Senate Bill 5065 — Safeguarding the public safety by protecting railroad workers Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes L&I rule-making authority.

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Senate Bill 5065 — Safeguarding the public safety by protecting railroad workers Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Honeyford (Grandview) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes the act's short title.

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Senate Bill 5065 — Safeguarding the public safety by protecting railroad workers Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes a provision that prohibits the new chapter from superseding any provision of local law that provides greater family or medical leave rights than the rights established under the new chapter.

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Senate Bill 5065 — Safeguarding the public safety by protecting railroad workers Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes the severability clause.

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Senate Bill 5065 — Safeguarding the public safety by protecting railroad workers Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes the intent section.

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Senate Bill 5065 — Safeguarding the public safety by protecting railroad workers Introduced by Sen. Patty Kuderer (Bellevue) (D) on January 11, 2021.

Passed 28 to 21 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5085 — Modifying certain alternative fuel vehicles fees Introduced by Sen. Christine Rolfes (Kitsap County) (D) on January 11, 2021.

Passed 48 to 1 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5124 — Concerning the practice of colon hydrotherapy Introduced by Sen. Annette Cleveland (Vancouver) (D) on January 11, 2021.

Passed 47 to 2 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5125 — Affirming the process for disposing of dredged materials for federal navigation channel maintenance and improvement Introduced by Sen. Annette Cleveland (Vancouver) (D) on January 11, 2021.

Passed 48 to 1 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5135 — Concerning unlawfully summoning a police officer Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Eliminates punitive damages as damages that may be recovered by a plaintiff in a civil cause of action for unlawfully summoning a police officer.

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Senate Bill 5135 — Concerning unlawfully summoning a police officer Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Eliminates civil liability for a person who summons a police officer with the intent to cause another person to feel harassed, humiliated, or embarrassed.

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Senate Bill 5135 — Concerning unlawfully summoning a police officer Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Provides that a person may not be held liable if he or she summoned the police officer in good faith.

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Senate Bill 5135 — Concerning unlawfully summoning a police officer Introduced by Sen. Mona Das (Kent) (D) on January 11, 2021.

Passed 28 to 21 in the Senate. Authorizes a civil cause of action for the false summoning of a police officer with the ability to recover economic and noneconomic damages, punitive damages, and reasonable costs and attorneys' fees..

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Senate Bill 5159 — Concerning payments in lieu of real property taxes by the department of the fish and wildlife Introduced by Sen. Judy Warnick (Grant) (R) on January 12, 2021.

Passed 47 to 2 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5163 — Concerning the placement and treatment of conditionally released sexually violent predators Amendment offered by Sen. Manka Dhingra (Redmond) (D) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes a provision that is addressed by current law relating to compliance with local zoning and building codes and opportunities for public notice and comment when siting a secure community transition facility; clarifies that considerations in the housing matrix for evaluating a proposed vendor's application for less restrictive housing services must include applicable state and local zoning and building codes; and directs the Department of Social and Health Services to require a housing provider to provide proof that the facility is in compliance with all local zoning and building codes.

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Senate Bill 5163 — Concerning the placement and treatment of conditionally released sexually violent predators Amendment offered by Sen. Ann Rivers (Vancouver) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Adds mandatory 500 foot distance restriction from child care facilities and schools for SVP LRAs.

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Senate Bill 5163 — Concerning the placement and treatment of conditionally released sexually violent predators Introduced by Sen. Christine Rolfes (Kitsap County) (D) on January 12, 2021.

Passed 27 to 22 in the Senate. Shifts the primary responsibility for identifying less restrictive alternative (LRA) placements for civilly committed sexually violent predators (SVPs) to the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) in certain circumstances, and requires LRA placements to be aligned with fair share principles of release when possible.

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Senate Bill 5172 — Concerning the retroactivity of overtime claims in exceptional cases Amendment offered by Sen. Karen Keiser (Kent) (D) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Provides overtime pay to dairy employees immediately. Provides overtime pay for hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek to dairy employees upon the effective date of the bill. Phases-in overtime pay to all other agricultural employees beginning on January 1, 2022, with the employees receiving overtime for hours worked over 55 hours in a week and ending with those employees receiving overtime for hours worked over 40 hours in a week beginning January 1, 2024.

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Senate Bill 5172 — Concerning the retroactivity of overtime claims in exceptional cases Amendment offered by Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (Sequim) (D) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Provides that the safe harbor provision applies to all dairy employers, except members in the class of plaintiffs in Martinez-Cuevas v. DeRuyter Bros. Dairy, 196 Wn.2d 506 (2020). Removes provisions creating an agricultural overtime transition account and related provisions on eligibility and payments.

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Senate Bill 5172 — Concerning the retroactivity of overtime claims in exceptional cases Introduced by Sen. Curtis King (Yakima) (R) on January 12, 2021.

Passed 37 to 12 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5178 — Establishing automatic waivers of select state health care laws to enable timely response by the health care system during a governor-declared statewide state of emergency Amendment offered by Sen. Annette Cleveland (Vancouver) (D) on January 29, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes the automatic waiver of statutes and administrative regulations upon a declaration of emergency and instead requires the Governor to determine, within five days of a declaration of a state of emergency, which specified health care related statutes and equivalent regulations should be waived to ensure hospitals can adequately respond to the emergency.

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Senate Bill 5178 — Establishing automatic waivers of select state health care laws to enable timely response by the health care system during a governor-declared statewide state of emergency Introduced by Sen. Annette Cleveland (Vancouver) (D) on January 13, 2021.

Passed 47 to 2 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5194 — Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Requires that diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plans be inclusive of all races. Requires that the community and technical college faculty diversity program provide for the retention and recruitment of faculty from all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

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Senate Bill 5194 — Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. (1) Establishes that each survey response be considered confidential; and (2) Instructs institutions to not store information or data from surveys in any database or share evaluation data with any outside entity unless it is in the aggregate.

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Senate Bill 5194 — Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Makes section 5, increasing full-time tenure-track faculty, null and void if specific appropriations are not provided..

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Senate Bill 5194 — Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges Amendment offered by Sen. Jeff Holy (Cheney) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Allows the mental health counselor selection committee to consult with representatives from any college or university entity with expertise in suicide prevention.

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Senate Bill 5194 — Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges Amendment offered by Sen. Marko Liias (Lynnwood) (D) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. 1) Retains the requirement that colleges create culturally appropriate outreach programs and makes required elements of program options. (2) Requires the state board to create a faculty diversity program and removes the requirement that individual colleges create faculty diversity programs. (3) Specifies that guided pathways implementation is within existing resources. (4) Modifies the goal for adding new full-time tenure-track positions to be 200 in the 2021-2023 biennium only. (5) Removes the requirement that the counselor pilot program include 8 colleges. (6) Specifies that the minimum counselor standards must be implemented within existing resources. (7) Eliminates the Washington College Grant stipend program.

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Senate Bill 5194 — Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Requires the faculty diversity program to also provide for the retention and recruitment of faculty from diverse ideological backgrounds.

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Senate Bill 5194 — Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Section 3: Requires each college to define and conspicuously post definitions for key terms in strategic plans, programs, and reports. Section 4: Requires each college to define and conspicuously post definitions for key terms in guided pathways program documents and reports. Section 5: Requires the college board to define and conspicuously post definitions for key terms in the report on implementation of the increase in full-time faculty. Section 6: Requires the colleges selected to participate in the pilot program to conspicuously post and define key terms in their report to the legislature.

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Senate Bill 5194 — Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Prioritizes mental health pilot program applications for programs that would increase accessibility for rural and underserved populations. Removes improvements to diversity, equity, and inclusion in counseling services as a priority to be considered by the board.

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Senate Bill 5194 — Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges Introduced by Sen. Marko Liias (Lynnwood) (D) on January 13, 2021.

Passed 30 to 19 in the Senate. • Requires development of a diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan. • Defines required elements of Guided Pathways implementation and requires a WSIPP evaluation. • Provides for hiring 200 full-time faculty over three years. • Creates a grant program for additional mental health counselors. • Modifies residency requirements.

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Senate Bill 5226 — Concerning the suspension of licenses for traffic infractions Amendment offered by Sen. Annette Cleveland (Vancouver) (D) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Provides the court is not required to enter into a payment plan with an individual if the court has already referred the matter for enforcement action by a collections agency; decreases the time period from 120 days to 90 days from the date of the infraction before the court can refer an obligation to a collections agency; authorizes the court to require a person who fails to pay under a payment plan to appear for a hearing and provide evidence of inability to pay; authorizes driver's license suspension for an individual who fails to appear at a hearing for a moving violation.

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Senate Bill 5226 — Concerning the suspension of licenses for traffic infractions Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes the additional $4 fee on traffic infractions. Maintains $4 diversion from the general fund to the new driver licensing technology support account.

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Senate Bill 5226 — Concerning the suspension of licenses for traffic infractions Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes the additional $2 assessment on each traffic infraction.

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Senate Bill 5226 — Concerning the suspension of licenses for traffic infractions Amendment offered by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes the additional $1 assessment on driver license and identicards applications.

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Senate Bill 5226 — Concerning the suspension of licenses for traffic infractions Amendment offered by Sen. Jamie Pedersen (Seattle) (D) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Authorizes the suspension of a person's driver's license or driving privileges if the person has failed to respond to a notice of traffic infraction for a moving violation or failed to appear at a requested hearing for a moving violation. Removes the requirement that the court enter into a payment plan with a person who has failed to pay a monetary obligation associated with a traffic infraction if the court has previously entered into a payment plan with the person for the same monetary obligation. Clarifies that multiple traffic infractions issued during or as the result of a single traffic stop constitute a single occasion for determining the number of infractions a person has committed. Removes the requirement that the Department of Licensing make efforts to personally notify individuals who may qualify for reinstatement but retains the requirement that DOL publicize the availability of relief.

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Senate Bill 5226 — Concerning the suspension of licenses for traffic infractions Introduced by Sen. Jesse Salomon (Shoreline) (D) on January 14, 2021.

Passed 33 to 16 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5230 — Concerning agreements for allocation of groundwater resulting from bureau of reclamation project operations Introduced by Sen. Perry Dozier (Walla Walla) (R) on January 15, 2021.

Passed 39 to 10 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5275 — Enhancing opportunity in limited areas of more intense rural development Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Removes a new provision allowing the expansion of the logical outer boundary to areas receiving services from existing sanitary sewer systems.

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Senate Bill 5275 — Enhancing opportunity in limited areas of more intense rural development Introduced by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on January 19, 2021.

Passed 45 to 4 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5288 — Increasing access to the Washington opportunity scholarship program Introduced by Sen. Marko Liias (Lynnwood) (D) on January 19, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5294 — Concerning the creation of statewide epidemic preparedness and response guidelines for long-term care facilities Introduced by Sen. Annette Cleveland (Vancouver) (D) on January 20, 2021.

Passed 48 to 1 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5315 — Concerning captive insurance Introduced by Sen. Mark Mullet (Issaquah) (D) on January 21, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5332 — Clarifying equipment requirements for wheeled all-terrain vehicles Introduced by Sen. Mike Padden (Spokane Valley) (R) on January 22, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5352 — Allowing new government employees the option of opting out of retirement system membership if the employee is age sixty or older when first hired, or when the employee's employer opts into retirement plan participation Introduced by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on January 26, 2021.

Passed 34 to 15 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5353 — Creating a partnership model that facilitates community engagement with law enforcement Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Conway (South Tacoma) (D) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Authorizes a law enforcement agency located in a city or county with a population of 10,000 or less to apply for a community engagement grant.

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Senate Bill 5353 — Creating a partnership model that facilitates community engagement with law enforcement Introduced by Sen. Steve Conway (South Tacoma) (D) on January 26, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5355 — Establishing wage liens Amendment offered by Sen. Steve Conway (South Tacoma) (D) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Clarifies that if a wage claim is or would be subject to a construction lien, the bill's wage liens do not apply.

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Senate Bill 5355 — Establishing wage liens Introduced by Sen. Steve Conway (South Tacoma) (D) on January 26, 2021.

Passed 25 to 24 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5362 — Ensuring the funding of agricultural fairs Introduced by Sen. Jim McCune, (R-Graham) (R) on January 27, 2021.

Passed 43 to 6 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5370 — Updating mental health advance directive laws Amendment offered by Sen. Manka Dhingra (Redmond) (D) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Clarifies that mental health advance directives do not restrict the right of a parent to seek a behavioral health evaluation and treatment for a nonconsenting adolescent using family-initiated treatment laws.

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Senate Bill 5370 — Updating mental health advance directive laws Introduced by Sen. Karen Keiser (Kent) (D) on January 28, 2021.

Passed 48 to 1 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5372 — Concerning a hemp processor registration process Amendment offered by Sen. Derek Stanford (Bothell) (D) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Allows the liquor and cannabis board to test samples represented as hemp obtained from a location licensed for marijuana production or processing for the sole purpose of validating THC content. Provides that until hemp extract is federally authorized for use as a food ingredient, hemp extract is not an approved food ingredient in the state. Allows a hemp processor to obtain a hemp extract certification to allow its use as a food ingredient in another state that allows the use of hemp extract as a food ingredient..

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Senate Bill 5372 — Concerning a hemp processor registration process Introduced by Sen. Derek Stanford (Bothell) (D) on January 28, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5378 — Concerning real estate brokers and managing brokers license renewal requirements Introduced by Sen. Mona Das (Kent) (D) on January 29, 2021.

Passed 36 to 13 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5381 — Addressing fish passage project permit streamlining Introduced by Sen. Steve Hobbs (Lake Stevens) (D) on January 29, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5403 — Concerning the interagency, multijurisdictional system improvement team Introduced by Sen. Lisa Wellman (Mercer Island) (D) on February 2, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5425 — Concerning extended benefits in the unemployment insurance system Introduced by Sen. Derek Stanford (Bothell) (D) on February 4, 2021.

Passed 46 to 3 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5430 — Concerning the advanced college tuition payment program Introduced by Sen. Mark Mullet (Issaquah) (D) on February 5, 2021.

Passed 48 to 1 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5452 — Concerning electric-assisted bicycles Amendment offered by Sen. Annette Cleveland (Vancouver) (D) on March 8, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Clarifies that outdoor recreation interests that must be included in the public process include representatives of both traditional and electric-assisted mountain biking.

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Senate Bill 5452 — Concerning electric-assisted bicycles Introduced by Sen. Annette Cleveland (Vancouver) (D) on February 12, 2021.

Passed 46 to 3 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5454 — Providing property tax relief to Washington citizens who lost their homes in the labor day fires Amendment offered by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on March 9, 2021.

The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate. Expands the exemption to single-family dwellings damaged by any type of natural disaster occurring on or after August 31, 2020, that has been reduced in value by more than 20 percent; limits the exemption to persons who owned the property at the time that it was reduced in value by a natural disaster; expires the exemption on June 30, 2026; requires the value of the improvements to be considered as new construction; gives the Department of Revenue rule- making authority for purposes of administering the new property tax exemption; adds definitions for "improvement" and "qualifying single- family dwelling"; and makes other technical and administrative changes.

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Senate Bill 5454 — Providing property tax relief to Washington citizens who lost their homes in the labor day fires Introduced by Sen. Mark Schoesler (Ritzville) (R) on February 12, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.

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Senate Bill 5460 — Implementing recommendations of the autonomous vehicle work group Introduced by Sen. Joe Nguyen (West Seattle) (D) on February 16, 2021.

Passed 49 to 0 in the Senate.

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