Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 3

Week Overview

General Update

Week three of session continued with a focus on policy committee activity that again included work sessions, hearings, and executive session. The first cutoff of session is quickly approaching. All bills have to pass out of their policy committee in their house of origin (in other words the chamber in which they were introduced) by February 15th. The exception to this are bills that are deemed necessary to implement the budget (NTIB). Bills considered NTIB are not subject to the cutoff calendar. With the house of origin policy cutoff getting closer, advocates and legislators are working hard to get their bills scheduled for hearings, work through any changes that need to be made through amendment and pass out of committee. Another thing we are seeing as cutoff gets closer is that fewer new bills are being introduced each day.

Both chambers convened for floor action this week with the Senate meeting on Wednesday afternoon and the House meeting on Friday afternoon. When the House met Friday afternoon they considered some priority bills related to COVID response including SB 5061 relating to unemployment insurance, HB 1108 relating to foreclosure assistance, and HB 1063 relating to allowing additional renewals for behavioral health professional trainee and associate credentials. All three bills passed off the floor either unanimously or by a very large margin. Of note, SB 5061 relating to unemployment insurance had passed off the Senate floor earlier in the week and the measure now heads to the Governor for signature.

In the coming week we will see continued movement on the early action budget bills for COVID response and recovery. See the budget section below for more details.

So far this session there have been 889 bills introduced (some of which are companion bills). For comparison, by the end of week 3 in 2019 (the last long session), more than 1,700 bills had been introduced. This dramatically reduced number of bill introductions reflects the directive from leadership in both chambers to be discerning and limit the number of bills members introduce given the virtual nature of session.

Also, the 2021 Redistricting Commission held its first meeting to begin the process of redrawing Washington’s legislative and congressional maps. Redistricting happens once every 10 years and is based on the census data collected in the previous year. The Washington State Redistricting Commission consists of four voting members — two Democrats and two Republicans — picked by the leaders of the Democratic and Republican caucuses in the state House and Senate. A fifth, nonvoting chairperson is then picked by the voting members. The commission will have until Nov. 15 to draw up new political boundaries for the congressional and legislative districts. At least three of four members must agree to the maps. The Legislature can make only minor changes to the commission maps and the governor has no role.

Click here to watch this week’s TVW Week in Review, which provides a good wrap-up of the past week in Olympia.

Session Primers

As we go through session, I will periodically do brief primers on things related to session and the legislative process. We often use jargon and things move very quickly, so our goal with these primers is to help you better understand what is going on in Olympia as we go along.

Executive Session

Executive session is when members of a committee decide whether they think a bill should move out of committee and continue on through the legislative process. During executive session amendments and substitute bills can be introduced and voted on by the committee. While executive sessions are open to public viewing and aired on TVW just like bill hearings, only committee members and staff are permitted to speak. The simple way of describing executive session is that the members of a committee vote and if a bill gets a simple majority in favor, it passes out of committee and is referred to the next appropriate step in the process. But there is some terminology that is used that isn’t always clear what it means. For example, in order for a bill to move out of committee, it must receive a “majority report”, which is when a majority of committee members sign off on a recommendation to the entire body of a chamber that the bill should move forward out of committee. This report contains a recommendation to the entire chamber that the bill “do pass” out of committee. Members of a committee might also vote that the bill “be referred without recommendation.” A member could make this vote for various reasons – for example a member might like the concept of a bill but don’t feel enough details have been ironed out for them to get to a “do pass” recommendation. This allows a member to be able to not support a bill in its current form without having to vote against it. Dissenting committee members who do not support a bill moving forward out of committee can officially voice their opposition to a bill by giving a recommendation to the chamber that the bill “do not pass”. Dissenting votes are tallied up in a “minority report”.

You can see the official record of committee vote on the bill page. Under the line that says, “Executive action taken in XX committee”, you will see up to three lines: ‘Majority; do pass’, ‘Minority; do not pass’, and ‘Minority; without recommendation’. There will be a hyperlink next to each of these lines that you can click on to see which members voted within each of these recommendations.

Priority Areas

Business Impacts

Paid Family Medical Leave

Rep. Berry introduced HB 1073, which modifies the eligibility threshold for benefits from a minimum of 820 hours worked to a minimum of $1,000 earned. It also expands the job protection provisions by removing the employer size and employee hours worked threshold, and by revising the employment length threshold from 12 month to 90 days. The employer must also maintain existing health benefits during Paid Family Medical leave for any employee covered by the Paid Family Medical Leave job protection provisions. The bill was heard on January 15th and is scheduled for executive session on February 5th in the House Labor & Workplace Standards committee.

Sen Robinson introduced a similar bill, SB 5097, with the same changes to the job protection provisions and health benefits. SB 5907 does not change to the eligibility threshold but does change the definition of a family member to include any individual related by blood or affinity whose close association with a covered individual is the equivalent of a family member. The bill was heard on January 18th in the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs committee.

Safely opening Washington

Sen Braun and Rep MacEwen sponsored SB 5114/HB 1321 and it allows businesses, facilities, institutions, and all other places or organizations to immediately and safely reopen or resume under Phase 2 of the Health Washington Roadmap to Recovery plan. It also states the intent of the Legislature to regularly review the best available public health data to determine whether additional actions should be taken until January 10, 2022. SB 5114 was heard on January 20th in the Senate State Government & Elections committee. HB 1321 has not been scheduled for a hearing.

Step One for Washington’s Community and Economic Recovery

On Friday, January 22nd the House and Senate Democrats announced a plan for community and economic recovery, starting with $2.2 billion in federal funds to provide assistance to families and businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The proposal provides funding in critical areas, starting with $240 million in small business grants; $668 million to school districts to address learning loss; $618 million for the Department of Heath to use for vaccine distribution, contract tracing, and testing; $325 million for direct rental and utility payments; $5 million for rental and foreclosure assistance; $4.7 million for food assistance programs with an additional $26.3 million in block grants for hunger relief organizations; $50 million for child care grants and incentives, prioritizing providers in child care deserts and supporting racial equity across the state; $65 million for Immigrant Relief Fund for those people left out of federal stimulus payments; $9 million for TANF and $12 million in Disaster Cash Assistance. The bills reflecting the changes and appropriations are HB 1367 and HB 1368 and their companion bills are SB 5343 and SB 5344. HB 1367 and HB 1368 were heard on January 26th and passed out of the House Appropriations committee on January 28th. SB 5343 and SB 5344 are scheduled for a hearing on February 2nd in the Senate Ways & Means committee. The House bill are also scheduled for a hearing that same day and executive session on February 4th in the Senate Ways & Means committee.

Taxation of governmental financial assistance programs during an emergency proclamation

Rep. Walen introduced HB 1095, which provides a B&O tax, a public utilities tax, and a retail sales tax exemption for a qualifying grant received on or after February 29, 2020, that is related to a national or state emergency proclamation. "Qualifying grant" is defined as an amount received, or relief from debt or other legal obligation received that is received under a government-funded program to address the impacts of conditions giving rise to an official proclamation of a state of emergency by the President or by the Governor. The bill was heard on January 14th, amended and passed out of the House Finance committee on January 19th. The amended bill exempts this act from the requirements of a Tax Preference Performance Statement, a JLARC review, and the 10-year automatic expiration. On January 22nd the House place this bill on a priority list and passed the bill with a 98-0 vote count. The bill is scheduled for a public hearing on February 2nd and executive session on February 4th in the Senate Ways & Means committee.

Climate Change and the Environment

Climate Commitment Act

Sen Carlyle sponsored SB 5126 on behalf of the Governor and it requires the Governor to establish a comprehensive program to implement the state’s commitment and convene a Climate Commitment task force. It established a cap and invest program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to be implemented by the Department of Ecology and directs distribution of auction revenues to clean transportation, natural climate resiliency, clean energy transition and assistance, and energy efficiency projects. The bill was heard on January 19th in the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology committee. This bill is a critical component in Sen. Hobbs’ transportation package and will be changing and in play till the end of session.

Environmental Justice task force

Sen. Saldaña introduced SB 5141, which establishes environmental justice strategic plan incorporation, equitable community engagement and public participation, tribal consultation, assessment, and budget and funding obligation requirements for the departments of Health, Ecology, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Commerce, and Transportation, and the Puget Sound Partnership. It also establishes an environmental justice council to adopt guidelines and provide technical assistance to support agencies environmental justice work. The bill was heard on January 20th and is scheduled for executive session on February 4th in the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology committee.

Greenhouse gas emissions

Rep. Fitzgibbon and Sen. Stanford introduced HB 1091/SB 5231 on behalf of the Governor, which directs the Department of Ecology to adopt rules establishing a Clean Fuels Program to limit the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission per unit of transportation fuel energy to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028 and 20% below 2017 levels by 2035. Ecology is also directed to update the Clean Fuels Program rules to further reduce GHG emission from each unit of transportation fuel for each year through 2050, consistent with statutory state emission reduction limits. SHB 1091 was amended in the House Environment and Energy committee to clarify that the Clean Fuels Program’s standards must reduce overall, aggregate carbon intensity, rather than carbon intensity achieved by an individual type of transportation fuel. It also requires Ecology’s Clean Fuels Program rules to include mechanism for certifying electricity that has a carbon intensity of zero and to allow the assignment of credits to electric utilities for electricity used, at minimum, for residential electric vehicle charging or fueling. The bill is scheduled for a hearing on February 4th in the House Appropriations committee. SB 5231 has not yet been scheduled for a hearing.

Housing

Condominium construction

Sen. Padden introduced SSB 5024, which exempts condominiums with 10 or fewer units and no more than two stories from the requirement to submit building enclosure design documents and obtain periodic inspections throughout the course of construction. It also allows deposit funds for purchase of a unit to be used for construction costs. The amended bill clarifies statutory limitations that apply to earnest money deposits for real estate conveyances do not apply to deposits for the purchase of a unit in a condo community. The Senate amended and passed the bill on January 27th with a 37-12 vote count. The adopted amendment terminates the exemption for small condominiums from building enclosure design and inspection requirements on June 30, 2031. The bill now heads to the House for further consideration.

Housing benefit districts

Rep Ryu introduced HB 1128, which authorizes counties and cities to establish a housing benefit district for the purpose of acquiring, land banking, predevelopment contracting, selling, improving, funding, and leasing land for the creation of affordable low-and middle-income housing and community development projects. To carry out the objectives of a housing benefit district, a housing benefit district may impose a sales and use tax and property taxes. The bill was heard on January 19th, amended and passed in the House Local Government committee on January 29th. A summary of the amended bill can be found here.

Housing supply through the GMA and housing density tax incentives

Rep Bateman and Sen Liias sponsored HB 1157/SB 5390 and it requires jurisdiction to plan for additional housing types and consider housing locations in relation to employment locations in the housing element of the comprehensive plan. It also requires jurisdiction to ensure that housing is properly planned for and housing target are implemented in the land use element. Additionally, it requires urban densities to include at least 6 net dwelling units per acre and authorizes cities to establish a real estate excise tax density incentive zone within urban growth areas. HB 1157 was heard on January 27th in the House Local Government Committee. SB 5390 has not yet been scheduled for a hearing.

Increased residential building capacity

Sen Das introduced SB 5269, which requires all GMA planning jurisdiction to all for multifamily housing units in areas zone for single-family residential use with urban growth areas (UGA) and requires certain parking units per lot size or dwelling unit within a UGA. Additionally, it includes the general value increase of property conversions to multifamily housing units in the calculation of the property tax revenue limit. The bill was heard on January 27th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Landlord-tenant relations

Sen Kuderer introduced SB 5160, which prohibits landlords from terminating or refusing to renew a rental lease that expires at the end of the lease term or is subject to a 20-day termination notice until 2 years after expiration of any public health emergency. It allows tenants impacted by COVID-19 to terminate their tenancy with a 20-day written notice and prohibits landlords from charging or imposing fees or other changes for nonpayment of rent during any public health emergency. Additionally, it requires landlords to first offer tenants a repayment plan based on the individual, financial, health, or other circumstances of the tenant. The bill was heard on January 20th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Rep Barkis introduced HB 1228, which suspends any eviction moratorium currently in effect and requires landlords to provide tenants with unpaid rent an affidavit of COVID hardship, notice of early resolution program, and option of payment plan. It creates the Emergency Rental Assistance Grant Program to assist tenants and landlords with past due rental payments and establishes the early resolution program to facilitate resolution of nonpayment of rent cases. Additionally, it requires landlords to notify tenants of the early resolution program before filing any unlawful detainer action. The bill was heard on January 28th and is scheduled for executive session on February 4th and 5th in the House Housing, Human Services & Veterans committee.

Limiting rent increases

Sen Das introduced SB 5139, which prohibits any increases in rent or other charges for residential tenancies for the first 6 months after expiration of the eviction moratorium. It also limits rent increased for a 6-month period after the initial 6-month prohibition period to 3% points above the consumer price index and based on monthly rent as of March 1, 2020. The bill was heard on January 21st and was scheduled for executive session on January 28th, but no action was taken in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Multifamily tax exemption

Sen Das sponsored SB 5287and it expands the Multifamily Property Tax Exemption (MFTE) to all cities and urban growth areas within any county with a population of at least 2 million. It adds affordability requirements and modifies the income requirements for the 8-year MFTE program, increases the affordability requirements and modifies the income requirements for the 12-year MFTE program. Additionally, it authorizes a 12-year extension of existing MFTE programs that are set to expire and establishes a new 20-year property tax exemption for the creation of permanently affordable homes. The bill was heard on January 26th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Reporting from the eviction resolution pilot program

Sen Kuderer sponsored SB 5260 and it requires participating superior courts and dispute resolution centers in the eviction resolution pilot program to report data on an annual basis to the Administrative Office of the Courts and to report that data annually to the Legislature. The bill was heard on January 21st in the Senate House & Local Government committee.

Revenue source for eviction prevention

Rep Ormsby and Sen Robinson introduced HB 1277/SB 5279, which creates an additional $100 surcharge on recorded documents to fund an eviction prevention rental assistance program within the Department of Commerce; operations, maintenance, and service costs for permanent supportive housing; and the landlord mitigation program. HB 1277 was heard on January 22nd, amended and passed out of the House Housing, Human Services & Veterans committee on January 29th. A summary of amended bill can be found here. SB 5279 has not been scheduled for a hearing.

Transit-oriented development

Sen Mullet sponsored SB 5312 and it provides that appropriations to the Growth Management Planning and Environmental Review Fund for the purpose of grants to cities to facilitate transit-oriented development may be used to pay for the costs associated with the preparation of SEPA environmental impact statements, planned action ordinances, subarea plans, costs associated with the utilization of other tools under SEPA, and the costs of local code adoption and implementation of such efforts. It requires the Department of Commerce to prioritize applications for grants to facilitate transit-oriented development that maximize density and transit access related policy objectives. The bill was heard on January 27th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Land Use

Climate response through updates to the comprehensive plans

Rep Duerr sponsored HB 1099 and it adds climate change mitigation to the listed goals of the of the Growth Management Act. It adds climate change and resiliency element to the list of elements that must be included within the comprehensive plans and requires that it result in reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled within the city or county adopting the comprehensive plan. The bill was heard on January 19th, amended and passed out of the House Environment & Energy committee on January 29th. A summary of the substitute bill can be found here.

Efficiency in housing by streamlining approval of engineered plans

Sen Gildon introduced SB 5243, which provides that any building permit applications submitted with plans or specification signed by a professional engineer or architect must be deemed complete by the city or county building department. It allows the building department to review the application for general compliance with the zoning or other land use control ordinances in effect, but it may not impose substantial modifications or conditions on such submittals. The bill was heard in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee on January 26th.

Emergency shelters and housing through local planning and development regulations

Rep Peterson sponsored HB 1220 and it updates the housing goals of the GMA to include planning for and accommodating affordable housing. It requires jurisdiction to address moderate, low, very low, and extremely low-income housing, and racial disparate impacts in the housing element of the comprehensive plan. The bill was heard on January 27th and is scheduled for executive session on February 5th in the House Local Government committee.

Salmon recovery through revisions to the comprehensive plans

Rep Lekanoff introduced HB 1117, which adds salmon recovery to the listed goals of the of the Growth Management Act. It requires the land use element of the comprehensive plan to include a strategy that achieves net ecological gain of salmon habitat and the capital facilities element to address the elimination of fish passage barriers. The bill was heard on January 28th and is scheduled for executive session on February 2nd in the House Environment & Energy committee.

Revenue

Capital gains

Sen. Robinson introduced SB 5096, which imposes a 9% capital gains tax beginning January 1, 2022 on capital gains earnings above $25,000 for individuals and $50,000 for joint filers. The tax would not apply to residential dwellings along with the land upon which the dwelling is located; assets held in a retirement account; assets transferred as part of a condemnation proceeding; livestock related to farming or ranching; agricultural land that meets certain requirements; certain types of property used in a trade or business such as machinery and equipment that have been immediately expensed; capital assets acquired and used only for purposed of a trade or business of a sole proprietorship; and timber and timberlands. The bill was heard on January 14th in the Senate Ways and Means committee.

Covered Lives

Rep Riccelli and Sen. Robinson introduced HB 1201/SB 5149, which would impose a tax on health insurance plans in Washington. The tax assessed is $3.25 per member per month on health carriers, Medicaid managed care organizations, and third-party administrators. The covered lives assessment is estimated to be $143 million for fiscal year 2024 and $200 million for fiscal year 2025 and each fiscal year thereafter ($400 million biennially). Revenue collected under this proposal is deposited in the foundational public health services account. The bill is at the request of the Governor. SB 5149 was heard on January 27th in the Senate Health & Long-Term Care committee. HB 1201 has not been scheduled for a hearing.

Sugary Beverage Tax

Sen Robinson introduced SB 5371, which provides funding for public health services and health equity initiatives through a statewide sweetened beverage tax. The bill imposes a tax on sugar sweetened beverage of $0.175 per fluid ounce, and then annually is adjusted to reflect the yearly increase of the consumer price index. Of the revenue collected, 60% must be deposited into a health equity account, and the remaining 40% must be deposited into the foundational public health services account. The bill establishes a community advisory board to make recommendations on the disbursement of funds in the health equity account. The bill has not yet been scheduled for a hearing.

Wealth Tax

Rep Frame introduced HB 1406, which improves the equity of Washington state's tax code by creating the Washington state wealth tax and taxing extraordinary financial intangible assets. The bill creates a state wealth tax by narrowing the existing tax preference that exempts all intangible property and assesses a modest one percent tax only on financial intangible assets, such as publicly traded options, futures contracts, and stocks and bonds. The first $1,000,000,000 of assessed value is exempt from the Washington state wealth tax. The bill uses revenue generated by the state wealth tax to offer credits against taxes paid disproportionately by low- income and middle-income families and small start-up and low-margin businesses. In addition, the bill invests the revenues generated by the tax to fund other critical services, such as education, child care, public health, housing, and public safety. The bill is scheduled for a hearing in the House Finance committee on February 2nd.

Transportation

Sen Hobbs unveiled two transportation revenue options for his transportation proposal. Option 1 is $18.2 billion proposal that utilizes revenue from a cap and invest model and Option 2 is a $19.1 billion proposal that utilizes a carbon fee model. Both options are 16-year investment plans and prioritize maintenance and preservation, restoration of fish passages, ferry construction and electrification, and local transportation projects.

More details about Sen Hobbs’ proposal are here:

Balance Sheet: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2021/stHobbsBalancSheet012821.pdf Revenue Summary: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2021/stHobbsNewLawRevenueSummary012821.pdf Project List: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2021/stHobbsNewLawProjectList012821.pdf

Details about the Rep Fey’s proposal are here: http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2021/htRevenueAndSpendingFramework1_19.pdf

Limiting bonding toll revenues on certain state highway facilities

Sen King sponsored SB 5232 and it repeals toll bond authorizations for I-405/SR 167 express toll lanes and the Puget Sound Gateway facility. It also requires toll facility proposals to consider a policy guideline to pledge toll revenue for debt financing only when the revenue is generated from toll bridges. The bill was heard on January 26th in the Senate Transportation committee.

Looking Ahead

This week will see more public hearings, work sessions, and movement of bills out of committee. We will also see continued movement of the COVID relief early action budget, Step One for Washington’s Community and Economic Recovery.

Upcoming Dates:

  • February 15th - House of Origin Policy Cutoff
  • February 22nd - House of Origin Fiscal Cutoff
  • March 9th - House of Origin Floor Cutoff
  • March 26th - Opposite House Policy Cutoff
  • April 2nd - Opposite House Fiscal Cutoff
  • April 11th - Opposite House Floor Cutoff
  • April 25th - Sine Die

Bellevue Chamber Bill Status Report

Bill # Abbrev. Title Short Description Status Sponsor
HB 1073 Paid leave coverage Expanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave program. H Labor & Workpl Berry
SHB 1091 (SB 5231) Transportation fuel/carbon Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.  

H Approps

 

Fitzgibbon

HB 1093 (SB 5091) Operating budget, 2nd supp. Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriations. H Approps Ormsby
HB 1094 (SB 5092) Operating budget 2021-

2023

Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations. H Approps Ormsby
 

 

 

 

 

SHB 1095

 

 

 

 

Emergency assistance/tax

Concerning the taxation of governmental financial assistance programs addressing the impacts of conditions giving rise to a gubernatorial or presidential emergency proclamation by creating state business and occupation tax and state public utility tax exemptions, a sales and use tax exemption for the receipt of such financial assistance, and clarifying the sales and use tax obligations for goods and services purchased by recipients of such financial

assistance.

 

 

 

 

 

S Ways & Means

 

 

 

 

 

Walen

HB 1097 (SB 5090) Worker protections Increasing worker protections. H Labor & Workpl Sells
HB 1098 (ESSB

5061)

Unemployment insurance  

Concerning unemployment insurance.

 

H Labor & Workpl

 

Sells

HB 1135

(SB 5165)

Transp. budget 2021-

2023

Making transportation appropriations for the

2021-2023 fiscal biennium.

H Transportation Fey
HB 1136

(SB 5166)

Supp. transportation

budget

Making 2019-2021 supplemental

transportation appropriations.

H Transportation Fey
HB 1137 Road

maintenance/planning

Elevating road maintenance and

preservation in transportation planning.

H Transportation McCaslin
SHB 1151 Public assistance Bolstering economic recovery. H Approps Leavitt
HB 1157 (SB 5390)  

Housing supply

Increasing housing supply through the growth management act and housing density

tax incentives for local governments.

 

H Local Govt

 

Bateman

 

 

HB 1188

 

B&O tax payment deferral

Providing a business and occupation tax payment deferral to address the economic

impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses in the state.

 

H Finance

 

MacEwen

HB 1189 (SSB

5211)

 

Tax increment financing

Authorizing tax increment financing for local governments.  

H Finance

 

Duerr

HB 1204

(SB 5256)

Transp. electrification Concerning the electrification of

transportation.

H Transportation Macri
 

HB 1228

Landlord- tenant/COVID-19 Addressing residential landlord-tenant

requirements in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

 

H Hous, Human Sv

 

Barkis

HB 1232 GMA/affordable housing plans Planning for affordable housing under the growth management act. H Local Govt Barkis
HB 1241 Growth management act plans Planning under the growth management act. H Local Govt Duerr
HB 1243 Local infra. project areas Addressing local infrastructure project areas. H Finance Wicks
 

 

HB 1249

 

Transp. project tax revenues

Concerning sales tax revenues of transportation projects being used for transportation purposes with at least 70 percent being deposited into the motor

vehicle fund.

 

 

H Approps

 

 

Orcutt

SHB 1277 (SB 5279)  

Housing/revenue source

Providing for an additional revenue source

for eviction prevention and housing stability services.

 

H HHSVDPS

 

Ormsby

 

HB 1300

Landlord damage claims Addressing documentation and processes governing landlords' claims for damage to residential premises.  

H Hous, Human Svc

 

Thai

 

HB 1319

Washington recovery rebate Creating a Washington recovery rebate by temporarily expanding the working families'

tax exemption.

 

H Finance

 

Corry

HB 1321

(SB 5114)

Reopening/public health Concerning safely reopening Washington. H HC/Wellness MacEwen
HB 1332 Property tax

deferral/COVID

Concerning property tax deferral during the

COVID-19 pandemic.

H Finance Sullivan
 

HB 1334

Appropriations/COVID- 19 Making appropriations to revive our

economy and accelerate a lasting recovery for Washington.

 

H Approps

 

Stokesbary

 

 

HB 1343

 

 

Unemployment ins./employers

Providing employer relief in unemployment insurance by relieving COVID-19-related benefit charges, providing contribution relief, making appropriations to rebuild the unemployment trust fund and making

clarifying changes.

 

 

H Labor & Workpl

 

 

Hoff

HB 1350 Limited equity coop. housing Providing a property tax exemption for limited equity cooperative housing. H Finance Bateman
 

 

HB 1358

 

 

State school levies

Providing property tax relief by reducing both parts of the state school levies based on an amount that approximates the fiscal impact of extraordinary growth in property

values that exceeded the valuation growth

 

 

H Finance

 

 

Orcutt

 

    assumptions of budget writers when part

two of the state school levy was enacted.

   
 

 

HB 1367 (SB 5343)

 

 

 

Medicaid appropriations

Revising 2019-2021 fiscal biennium appropriations of state and federal funding for previously implemented medicaid rates and other medicaid expenditures in the developmental disabilities and long-term

care programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

H 2nd Reading

 

 

 

Ormsby

SHB 1368 (SB 5344) Federal funding/COVID-19 Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through state actions supported by federal funding.  

H 2nd Reading

 

Ormsby

HB 1371 State property tax levies Eliminating the state property tax levies over four years. H Finance Sutherland
HB 1388 Motor vehicle sales Concerning motor vehicle sales. H ConsPro&Bus Kloba
HB 1389 Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing Concerning transportation. H ConsPro&Bus Corry
 

HB 1406

 

Wealth tax

Improving the equity of Washington state's tax code by creating the Washington state wealth tax and taxing extraordinary

financial intangible assets.

 

H Finance

 

Frame

ESSB 5061

(HB 1098)

Unemployment

insurance

Concerning unemployment insurance. H Passed 3rd Keiser
SSB 5062 Data Concerning the management, oversight, and

use of data.

S Ways & Means Carlyle
SB 5090

(HB 1097)

Worker protections Increasing worker protections. S Labor, Comm & Keiser
SB 5091

(HB 1093)

Operating budget, 2nd

supp.

Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second

supplemental operating appropriations.

S Ways & Means Rolfes
SB 5092

(HB 1094)

Operating budget 2021-

2023

Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium

operating appropriations.

S Ways & Means Rolfes
SB 5096 Capital gains tax Concerning an excise tax on gains from the

sale or exchange of certain capital assets.

S Ways & Means Robinson
SB 5097 Paid leave coverage Expanding coverage of the paid family and

medical leave program.

S Labor, Comm & Robinson
SB 5114

(HB 1321)

Reopening/public health Concerning safely reopening Washington. S State Govt & E Braun
SB 5115 Health emergency/labor Establishing health emergency labor

standards.

S Labor, Comm & Keiser
SB 5126 Climate commitment

act

Concerning the Washington climate

commitment act.

S Environment, E Carlyle
SB 5130 Personnel files &

discipline

Concerning employee's rights concerning

personnel files and disciplinary actions.

S Labor, Comm & Kuderer
 

SB 5138

Financial instit./B&O tax Eliminating a business and occupation tax

deduction for financial institutions to fund affordable housing.

 

S Business, Fina

 

Kuderer

SB 5139 Rent increases, limiting Limiting rent increases after expiration of the governor's eviction moratorium. S Housing & Loca Das
SB 5141 Env. justice task force recs Implementing the recommendations of the environmental justice task force. S Environment, E Saldaña
SB 5152 Vehicle and driver data Enhancing data stewardship and privacy protections for vehicle and driver data. S Transportation Nguyen

 

 

 

SB 5156

 

Budget stabilization approps

Making expenditures from the budget stabilization account to address issues of homelessness, home security, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on

small businesses.

 

 

S Ways & Means

 

 

Rolfes

 

 

SB 5160

 

 

Landlord-tenant relations

Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing certain tenant protections during and after public health emergencies, providing for legal representation in eviction cases, and authorizing landlord

access to state rental assistance programs.

 

 

S Housing & Loca

 

 

Kuderer

SB 5162 Unanticipated revenue Concerning unanticipated revenue. S Ways & Means Rolfes
SB 5165 (HB 1135) Transp. budget 2021-

2023

Making transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium. S Transportation Hobbs
SB 5166 (HB 1136) Supp. transportation budget Making 2019-2021 supplemental transportation appropriations. S Transportation Hobbs
SB 5171 Unemployment insurance Providing unemployment insurance relief. S Ways & Means Wilson
SB 5214 Economic assistance programs Concerning economic assistance programs. S Human Svcs, Re Nguyen
SB 5223 Motor vehicles sales tax use Dedicating the sales tax on motor vehicles to highway uses. S Ways & Means Fortunato
SB 5231 (SHB

1091)

Transportation fuel/carbon Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of

transportation fuel.

 

S Environment, E

 

Stanford

SB 5232 Toll revenue bonding Limiting bonding toll revenues on certain

state highway facilities.

S Transportation King
 

SB 5235

Housing options & limits Increasing housing unit inventory by

removing arbitrary limits on housing options.

 

S Housing & Loca

 

Liias

SB 5238 Creative economy work group Creating a Washington state creative economy work group. S Business, Fina Hasegawa
SB 5243 Engineered plan approval Creating efficiency in housing by streamlining approval of engineered plans. S Housing & Loca Gildon
 

 

 

SB 5251

 

 

 

Tax and revenue laws

Modifying tax and revenue laws in a manner that is not estimated to affect state or local tax collections, by easing compliance burdens for taxpayers, clarifying ambiguities, making technical

corrections, and providing administrative efficiencies.

 

 

 

S Ways & Means

 

 

 

Schoesler

SB 5256 (HB 1204) Transp. electrification Concerning the electrification of transportation. S Environment, E Liias
 

SB 5269

Property tax levy limit calc Including the value of increased residential building capacity in the property tax levy

limit calculation.

 

S Housing & Loca

 

Das

SB 5279

(SHB 1277)

 

Housing/revenue source

Providing for an additional revenue source

for eviction prevention and housing stability services.

 

S Housing & Loca

 

Robinson

 

SB 5282

 

Property value/emergency

Concerning reduction in value of property as a result of government restrictions imposed in response to a public health

emergency.

 

S Ways & Means

 

Dhingra

 

SB 5287 Afford. housing

incentives

Concerning affordable housing incentives. S Housing & Loca Das
SB 5314 GMA/standing &

science

Concerning standing and science under the

growth management act.

S Housing & Local Short
 

SB 5333

 

Construction contracts/COVID

Concerning void and unenforceable clauses in construction contracts related to delays

caused by the COVID-19 pandemic emergency proclamations.

 

S Labor, Comm &

 

Holy

SB 5341 Local sales tax uses Increasing permissible uses of existing local sales tax authority. S Housing & Loca Wilson
 

 

SB 5343 (HB 1367)

 

 

 

Medicaid appropriations

Revising 2019-2021 fiscal biennium appropriations of state and federal funding for previously implemented medicaid rates and other medicaid expenditures in the developmental disabilities and long-term care programs in response to the COVID-19

pandemic.

 

 

 

S Ways & Means

 

 

 

Rolfes

SB 5344

(SHB 1368)

Federal funding/COVID-19 Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

through state actions supported by federal funding.

 

S Ways & Means

 

Rolfes

SB 5351 Business interruption claims Concerning business interruption insurance claims. S Business, Fina Frockt
SB 5359 Motor vehicle sales tax Dedicating the state sales tax on motor vehicles to transportation improvements. S Ways & Means Braun
 

SB 5371

 

Sweetened beverage tax

Funding public health services and health equity initiatives through a statewide sweetened beverage tax.  

S Health & Long

 

Robinson

SB 5381 Fish passage project permits Addressing fish passage project permit streamlining. S Transportation Hobbs
SB 5387 (HB 1297) Working families tax exempt. Concerning working families tax exemption. S Human Svcs, Re Nguyen
SB 5390 (HB 1157)  

Housing supply

Increasing housing supply through the growth management act and housing density

tax incentives for local governments.

 

S Housing & Loca

 

Liias

 

SCR 8402

Emergency orders extension Extending certain gubernatorial orders

issued in response to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

 

H Spkr Signed

 

Liias

 

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