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Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 8

Week Overview

General Update

We have officially passed the halfway point in the 2021 legislative session! Both chambers were mostly on the floor last week debating and voting on bills that are in their house of origin. They were on the floor late into the night on some days; both chambers were on the floor on Saturday and the House convened on Sunday as well. All bills must pass off the floor of the chamber in which they were originally introduced by 5pm on Tuesday, March 9th or they will be considered dead. This means House bills have to pass off the House floor and Senate bills off the Senate floor. Bills that pass off the floor in their house of origin will then flip sides and go through the same process they’ve been through in their house of origin.

During the lead up to every floor cutoff, there is speculation as to what will be the “5:00 bill.” This term refers to the rule that if debate starts on a bill prior to 5:00 p.m., the debate can continue for as long as it takes. Sometimes the 5:00 bill is one that is a controversial, so having it be the 5:00 bill allows that bill to be considered and debated on without taking up precious floor time leading up to cutoff. Other times the 5:00 bill might be one to honor a particular member or a significant issue.

After Tuesday’s house of origin cutoff, hearings will resume again as policy committees consider bills that have been sent over from the opposite house. Bills have until March 26th to pass out of their opposite house policy committee.

There is a lot of reflection happening this week as we approach the year anniversary of when things started to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A year ago, this coming week was when the legislature adjourned the 2020 session amid rising cases and increased talk of potential stay at home requirements. Looking back, it would have been difficult to imagine where things have ended up and that we would be doing session virtually.

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 my goal with these primers is to help you better understand what is going on in Olympia as we go along. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Substitute vs Engrossed Substitute

As bills get amended along the way we hear a lot of different terms. We’ll focus on explaining three of these: substitute bill, striking amendment, and engrossed substitute.

Substitute Bill: This is a modified version of a bill that is offered by a committee in the house of origin. A substitute bill could be largely technical amendments, substantive changes, or a combination of both as long as the changes stays within the scope of the bill title. The exception to this is that the Senate is able to amend the title of a bill (the House cannot do this). If adopted, the substitute replaces the original bill. A substitute cannot be offered on the floor or in the opposite house. You can tell a bill is a substitute when there is an ‘S’ at the beginning (e.g. SHB 1587 for house bill; SSB 5805 for senate bill).

Second Substitute Bill: If a bill had two substitute bills adopted (for example a substitute in the policy committee and then another in the fiscal committee), it is labeled a second substitute bill. You can tell a bill is a second substitute when there is a ‘2S’ at the beginning (e.g. 2SHB 1272).

Striking Amendment: This is an amendment that removes everything after the title and inserts a whole new bill. Strikers are essentially the same as a substitute bill, but substitute bills can only be offered in committee. Striking amendments are the floor equivalent of a substitute bill. Like a substitute bill, a striker could be largely technical amendments, substantive changes, or a combination of both as long as the changes stays within the scope of the bill title (but again, the Senate can amend bill titles). Strikers can be further amended on the floor, so that is when you see the term ‘adopted as amended’. The version of the amendment with the changes incorporated in is called an ‘Engrossed Amendment’.

Engrossed Bill: This label is given to a bill as it moves over to its opposite house and means a bill that incorporates all amendments made in its house of origin. You can tell a bill is engrossed when it has an ‘E’ at the beginning (e.g. E2SHB 1523)

Priority Areas

Business Impacts

Paid Family Medical Leave

Rep. Berry introduced E2SHB 1073, and was passed and amended by the House on March 3rd with a 56-40 vote count. The bill provides temporary alternate eligibility for Paid Family Medical Leave claims through June 30, 2022. The House floor amendment modifies the intent section to specify the grant costs related to the alternate eligibility under the bill are intended to be funded separately and not impact the family and medical leave insurance account. It also specifies that grants provided for employee leave under the alternate eligibility may not be funded from the family and medical leave insurance account. The bill has been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs committee on March 11th.

Sen Robinson introduced ESSB 5097, and was amended and passed by the Senate on March 2 with a 29-19 vote count. The bill expands the definition of family member in the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program. It requires the Employment Security Department to collect and analyze data and submit reports to the Legislature with certain information relating to the PFML program and requires the general fund to cover additional leave expenses under certain circumstances. The bill has been referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards committee for further consideration.

Climate Change and the Environment

Climate Commitment Act

Sen Carlyle sponsored SSB 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. This bill is a critical component in Sen. Hobbs’ transportation package and will be changing and in play till the end of session. On February 19th, the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology committee held a work session on the Proposed Substitute bill. A presentation by staff on the substitute can be found here and the substitute here. The Senate Environment, Energy & Technology committee passed the proposed substitute on February 25th and the bill has been referred to the Senate Ways & Means committee for further consideration. The bill has been deemed necessary to implement the budget so is not subject to the cutoff calendar.

Greenhouse gas emissions

Rep. Fitzgibbon introduced E3SHB 1091 on behalf of the Governor, which directs the Department of Ecology to establish a Clean Fuels program to limit the aggregate, overall greenhouse gas emissions per unit of transportation fuel energy. HB 1091 was amended and passed off the House floor after 6 hours of debate on February 27th with a 52-46 vote count. There were 27 amendments offered, six of which were adopted. The amendments can be found under the amendment section on the bill page here. It scheduled for a public hearing on March 10th in the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology committee.

Housing

Condominium construction

Sen. Padden introduced ESSB 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 bill passed the Senate on January 27th with a 37-12 vote count. The bill has been referred to the House Civil Rights & Judiciary committee for further consideration.

Housing unit inventory

Sen Liias introduced ESSB 5235, which prohibits counties planning under the GMA and cities within such counties from prohibiting primarily renter occupied housing units on the same lot as an accessory dwelling unit and prohibits local governments from limiting the number of unrelated persons occupying a home, with exceptions. The bill was amended and passed by the Senate on February 24th with a 43-6 vote count and referred to the House Local Government committee for further consideration. The amended version provides an implementation timeline for GMA cities and counties to adopt or amend ordinances to prohibit owner- occupancy requirements for housing units on the same lot as an accessory dwelling unit. It has been scheduled for a hearing on March 10th in the House Local Government committee.

Just cause evictions

Rep Macri introduced SHB 1236, which specifies exclusive causes for eviction, refusal to renew, and termination of tenancy under the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RLTA) and makes other changes to rights and remedies. The bill was amended and passed the House on March 7th with a 54 to 44 vote count. Debate started on Saturday with several hours of discussion. Debate was paused Saturday evening and then resumed on Sunday morning where it continued for several more hours. There were 28 amendments proposed, six of which were adopted. The amendments that were adopted can be found under the amendment section of the bill page, which can be found here. The bill will now be referred to the Senate for further consideration.

Landlord-tenant relations

Sen Kuderer introduced E2SSB 5160, and it was amended by the Senate Ways & Means committee to require landlords to offer tenants a reasonable schedule for repayment of any unpaid rent accrued during the public health emergency that does not exceed monthly payments equal to one-third of the monthly rental charges during the accrued debt. It expands eligibility for claim reimbursement under the landlord mitigation program to include unpaid rent accrued during the eviction moratorium and public health emergency periods and the tenant vacated or abandoned the tenancy and any remaining unpaid rent after the tenant defaults on a repayment plan. Additionally, it requires the Department of Commerce to authorize landlord an opportunity to apply to certain state rental assistance programs. The bill was amended by the Senate and passed on March 4th with a 29-20 vote count. Amendments to the bill can be found here, here, and here. The bill has been referred to the House Housing, Human Services & Veterans committee for further consideration.

Multifamily tax exemption

Sen Das sponsored E2SSB 5287 and was amended by the Senate Housing & Local Government and Senate Ways & Means committees to authorize a 12-year extension of existing 8-year and 12-year Multifamily Property Tax Exemptions (MFTEs) that are set to expire if they meet certain affordability requirements. It establishes a new 20-year property tax exemption for the creation of permanently affordable homes.

Additionally, it temporarily expands the definition of a city not otherwise eligible for the 12-year MFTE and the 20-year exemption for permanently affordable homes to include all cities until December 31, 2031. The bill was amended and passed the Senate on March 2nd with a 43-5 vote count. The amendments that were adopted can be found under the amendment section on the bill page here. It has been referred to the House Finance committee for further consideration.

Revenue source for eviction prevention

Rep Ormsby and Sen Robinson introduced SHB 1277/SB 5279, which creates an additional $100 surcharge on recorded documents to fund an eviction prevention rental assistance program, landlord mitigation program, and for the operations, maintenance, and service costs for permanent supportive housing. A summary of the changes made to HB 1277 by the House Housing, Human Services & Veterans committee can be found here. It has been referred to House Appropriations for further consideration. The bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar. 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 Senate passed the bill with a 44-3 vote count on February 16th and has been scheduled for hearing on March 11th in the House Environment & Energy committee.

Land Use

Climate response through updates to the comprehensive plans

Rep Duerr sponsored 2SHB 1099 and was amended and passed by the House on March 5th with a 56-41 vote count. The bill adds a goal of climate change mitigation to the listed goals of the Growth Management Act. It adds a climate change and resiliency element to the list of elements that certain counties and cities must adopt under the GMA. Additionally, the Department of Commerce in consultation with other state agencies to publish guidelines that specify a set of actions counties and cities have available to them to take related to greenhouse gas emissions reductions and vehicle miles traveled reductions. The bill will now be referred to the Senate for further consideration.

Planning under the GMA

Rep Duerr sponsored SHB 1241 and was amended by the House Local Government committee to increase the review and revision cycle for comprehensive plans and Shoreline Master Plan from 8 to 10 years. It requires cities and counties with a population of 7,500 or more, that have not experienced a specified recent population decline, to produce an annual work program for implementing the comprehensive plan.

Additionally, it requires counties and cities to submit an implementation progress report with certain required information to the Department of Commerce 5 years after reviewing and revising a comprehensive plan. The bill has been placed on 2nd Reading and awaits further action.

Salmon recovery through revisions to the comprehensive plans

Rep Lekanoff introduced E2SHB 1117, and was amended by the House Environment & Energy committee and House Appropriations committees. The bill adds a goal of 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. Additionally, capital facilities element and transportation element of comprehensive plan must include a schedule for the elimination of all identified fish passage barriers. The Department of Fish and Wildlife must also adopt rules to establish criteria for net ecological gain and consistency with applicable regional salmon recovery plans. The bill was passed and amended by the House with a 58-38 vote count on March 2nd. The amendment stipulates that compliance by local governments is contingent on state funding and takes effect two years after the state funding has been appropriated. The bill has been referred to the Senate Housing & Local Government committee for further consideration.

Revenue

Capital gains

Sen. Robinson introduced SSB 5096, which applies a 7% tax to profits from the sale of stocks and bonds, personal property and the sale of a business but only if those profits are in excess of $250,000 for both individuals and those who file jointly. The bill was amended and passed by the Senate on March 6th with a 25 to 24 vote count. The amended bill eliminates the number of employees a business may have for its sale to qualify for the small business deduction; it increases qualifying gross income threshold for the small business deduction from $6 million to $10 million. It also modified the distribution of revenue collections with the first $350 million each year going into the Education Legacy Trust Account, the next $100 million into the general fund, and the remainder into a newly created taxpayer fairness account. Other changes made in the striker amendment that was adopted can be found in the effect statement here. The bill was further amended to remove the emergency clause and to exempt the sale of a controlling interest in a business entity from capital gains tax for the portion of the sale attributable to real estate if the transaction is also subject to real estate excise tax. The bill will now be referred to the House for further consideration.

Rep Senn sponsored a similar bill, HB 1496, and it imposes a 7% capital gains tax on the sale of real property and 9.9% rate on the sale of corporate stocks, bonds, and other high-end financial assets to fund the expansion and affordability of childcare. The bill exempts the first $200,000 in profit for single taxpayers and $400,000 for joint filers. It also exempts primary residences sold for $5 million or less; retirement accounts, including IRA and 401K retirement plans; livestock; and the sale of agricultural land and timber. Qualifying family-owned businesses grossing under $10 million annually are also exempt. The capital gains tax proposal also includes a credit for taxes paid through the Real Estate Excise Tax. For the first two years, 50% of the revenue is directed to the Fair Start for Kids Account created under HB 1213 and the balance goes to the State General Fund. After two years, the amount going to the Fair Start for Kids Account increases to 60%. The bill was heard on February 11th in the House Finance committee. This bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar.

Covered Lives

Sen. Robinson introduced SB 5149, which would impose a tax on health insurance plans in Washington. 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, amended and passed by the Senate Health & Long-Term Care committee on February 12th. A summary of the changes to the amended bill can be found here. Among the changes made, the amendment set a maximum per member per month rate and total assessment to be collected for each fiscal year starting at $1.54 in fiscal year 2022 and increasing each year to $3.07 for fiscal year 2026 and beyond. It also removes limited health care services plans from the definition of covered lives. The bill has been referred to the Senate Ways & Means committee for further consideration.

This bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar.

Estate Tax

Rep Orwall sponsored HB 1465 and it changes the Washington estate tax, including increasing the exclusion amount, changing deductions, and making changes to the rates and rate structure. It creates the Equity in Housing Account to be funded by 10% of the estate tax revenues and can only be used to address homelessness, including foreclosure prevention, rental assistance, outreach engagement services, housing services, and behavioral health. The bill was heard on February 9th in the House Finance committee. This bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar.

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 beverages 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. It is scheduled for a public hearing on February 22nd in the Senate Ways & Means committee. This bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar.

Wealth Tax

Rep Frame and Sen Hunt introduced HB 1406/SB 5426, 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, childcare, public health, housing, and public safety. HB 1406 bill was heard on February 2nd in the House Finance committee. SB 5426 has not yet been scheduled for a hearing. Both bills are considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar.

Transportation

Electrification of transportation

Rep Macri introduced SHB 1204 and was amended by the House Transportation committee. The bill establishes a goal for the state that publicly and privately owned passenger and light-duty vehicles of model year 2030 and later sold, purchased, or registered in Washington be electric vehicles. It has been referred to the House Rules committee for further consideration.

Extending the issuance period of driver licenses and identicards

Rep Ramel sponsored SHB 1207 and was amended by the House Transportation committee to extend the renewal cycle for standard and enhanced driver’s licenses, standard and enhanced identicards, commercial driver’s licenses, and motorcycle endorsements from 6 years to 8 years. It also provides for remote photo and signature capture for driver’s license and identicard renewals and allows online issuance and renewal of non- photo driver’s instruction permits. The bill passed the House on March 3rd with an 81-16 vote count. It has been referred to the Senate Transportation committee for further consideration.

Fare enforcement

Rep Fitzgibbon introduced SHB 1301 and was amended by the House Transportation committee to allow Sound Transit to establish an alternative fare enforcement system, which allows for the issuance of notices of violation, the resolution of notices of violation, and appeals. It also limits the fines associated with notices of violation to the same maximum amount allowed for civil infractions. The bill passed the House on March 3rd with a 96-1 vote count. It has been referred to the Senate Transportation committee for further consideration.

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 and passed by the Senate Transportation committee on February 22nd. It has been placed on 2nd Reading and awaits further action.

Payment plans for certain vehicle fees and taxes

Sen Nobles introduced SB 5448, which creates an optional payment plan to allow vehicle owners to make quarterly payments on their vehicle registration fees. The bill was heard on February 18th and passed by the Senate Transportation committee on February 22nd. It has been referred to Senate Rules and awaits further consideration.

Transportation Revenue

More details about Sen Hobbs’ proposal are here:

Details about the Rep Fey’s proposal are here:

http://leap.leg.wa.gov/leap/Budget/Detail/2021/htRevenueAndSpendingFramework1_19.pdf

Sen King unveiled an 8-year $10.1 billion revenue proposal on February 19th. It includes a $0.03 cent gas tax increase, increase in vehicle weight fees, transit and light rail surcharge, 2% increase in the bicycle sales and use tax, and shifting the motor vehicle sales and use tax from the operating budget to the transportation budget. His proposal predominately funds highway maintenance and preservation, culverts, and major highway projects such as the US 2 Trestle, Hood River Bridge, and I-5 Columbia River Bridge. Details about Sen King’s proposal can be found here.

Looking Ahead

Monday and Tuesday this week will include more floor action where bills will be brought to the House and Senate floors for debate and vote. Bills have until March 9th to pass out of their house of origin. Starting Wednesday the focus will shift back to policy committees where bills will be heard, and executive action taken as we work towards opposite house policy cutoff on March 26th.

Upcoming Dates:

  • March 9th - House of Origin Floor Cutoff
  • March 17th - Quarterly Revenue Forecast Release (informs budget proposals)
  • 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. TitleShort DescriptionStatusSponsor
E2SHB 1073Paid leave coverageExpanding coverage of the paid family and

medical leave program.

S Labor, Comm & TBerry

 

E3SHB 1091 (SB 5231)Transportation fuel/carbonReducing greenhouse gas emissions by

reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.

 

S Environment, En

 

Fitzgibbon

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

2023

Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.H AppropsOrmsby
 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

C 4 L 21

 

 

 

 

Walen

ESHB 1097

(SB 5090)

Worker protectionsIncreasing worker protections.S Labor, Comm & TSells
HB 1098

(ESSB 5061)

Unemployment insuranceConcerning unemployment insurance.H Labor & WorkplSells
HB 1135

(SB 5165)

Transp. budget 2021-

2023

Making transportation appropriations for the

2021-2023 fiscal biennium.

H TransportationFey
HB 1136

(SB 5166)

Supp. transportation

budget

Making 2019-2021 supplemental

transportation appropriations.

H TransportationFey
SHB 1137

(SB 5465)

Road

maintenance/planning

Elevating road maintenance and preservation

in transportation planning.

H Passed 3rdMcCaslin
2SHB 1151Public assistanceBolstering economic recovery.H Rules RLeavitt
SHB 1157 (SSB 5390) 

Housing supply

Increasing housing supply through the growth management act and housing density tax

incentives for local governments.

 

H Finance

 

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

ESHB 1189 (2SSB 5211)Tax increment financingAuthorizing tax increment financing for local governments.S Business, FinanDuerr
SHB 1204 (SB 5256)Transp. electrificationConcerning the electrification of transportation.H Rules RMacri
 

HB 1228

Landlord-tenant/COVID- 19Addressing residential landlord-tenant requirements in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

H Hous, Human Sv

 

Barkis

SHB 1232GMA/affordable housing plansPlanning for affordable housing under the growth management act.H 2nd ReadingBarkis
SHB 1241Growth management act plansPlanning under the growth management act.H 2nd ReadingDuerr
HB 1243Local infra. project areasAddressing local infrastructure project areas.H FinanceWicks
 

 

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 Approps

 

Ormsby

 

HB 1300

 

Landlord damage claims

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

H Rules R

 

Thai

 

HB 1319

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

tax exemption.

 

H Finance

 

Corry

HB 1321

(SB 5114)

Reopening/public healthConcerning safely reopening Washington.H HC/WellnessMacEwen
ESHB 1332

(SB 5402)

Property tax

deferral/COVID

Concerning property tax deferral during the

COVID-19 pandemic.

H Passed 3rdSullivan
 

HB 1334

Appropriations/COVID- 19Making 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 1350Limited equity coop. housingProviding a property tax exemption for limited equity cooperative housing.H FinanceBateman
 

 

 

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 assumptions of budget writers when part two of the state

school levy was enacted.

 

 

 

H Finance

 

 

 

Orcutt

 

 

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.

 

 

 

C 5 L 21

 

 

 

Ormsby

ESHB 1368 (SB 5344)Federal funding/COVID- 19Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

through state actions supported by federal funding.

 

C 3 L 21

 

Ormsby

HB 1371State property tax leviesEliminating the state property tax levies over four years.H FinanceSutherland
HB 1388Motor vehicle salesConcerning motor vehicle sales.H ConsPro&BusKloba
HB 1389Peer-to-peer vehicle sharingConcerning transportation.H ConsPro&BusCorry
 

HB 1406 (SB 5426)

 

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

HB 1433Personal data rights

charter

Creating a charter of people's personal data

rights.

H Civil R & JudiKloba

 

 

HB 1436

 

Regulations/health crises

Encouraging economic recovery by reducing

regulatory burdens during declared public health crises.

 

H State Govt & T

 

Walsh

 

HB 1441

Prospective tenants/COVID-19Prohibiting discrimination against prospective tenants for unpaid rent or eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

H 2nd Reading

 

Morgan

 

2SHB 1460

 

Telecommunications access

Closing the digital divide by establishing excise taxes on telecommunications services to fund the expansion of the universal service

programs in Washington.

 

H 2nd Reading

 

Gregerson

 

 

HB 1465

 

 

Estate tax

Making the estate tax more progressive by exempting small estates, reducing estate taxes on medium estates, increasing the estate tax on larger estates, and addressing equity in

homeownership and homelessness.

 

 

H Finance

 

 

Orwall

 

HB 1482

Common interest/foreclosureAddressing foreclosure protections for

homeowners in common interest communities.

 

H 2nd Reading

 

Walsh

SHB 1492 (SSB 5425)Unempl. extended benefitsConcerning extended benefits in the unemployment insurance system.S Labor, Comm & TSells
 

HB 1494

 

Antidisplacement/prop. tax

Providing housing safety, security, and protection for Washington families by creating the antidisplacement property tax

exemption.

 

H Finance

 

Harris-Talley

 

HB 1496

 

High valued assets tax

Creating a more progressive tax system in Washington by enacting an excise tax on

sales and extraordinary profits of high valued assets.

 

H Finance

 

Senn

 

HB 1503

 

Alt. fuel vehicle tax ex.

Establishing an alternative fuel vehicle retail sales and use tax exemption for lower-income individuals. 

H Transportation

 

Wylie

 

HB 1511

 

Surplus property/housing

Defining affordable housing for purposes of using surplus public property for public

benefit.

 

H Hous, Human Sv

 

Bergquist

 

 

 

HB 1513

 

 

 

Carbon emissions

Improving environmental health by reducing carbon emissions through increasing climate resilience and mitigating the effects of climate change by levying a carbon pollution tax, authorizing a climate finance bond

program, and investing in clean economic growth.

 

 

 

H Env & Energy

 

 

 

Lekanoff

SHB 1515Security deposit waiver feesConcerning security deposit waiver fees.H 2nd ReadingPeterson
ESHB 1521 (SB 5446)Warehousing & manuf. jobsSupporting warehousing and manufacturing job centers.S Business, FinanEntenman
 

HB 1522

 

Engineering services/B&O tax

Lowering the cost of state-funded transportation projects by eliminating business and occupation tax pyramiding on

engineering services.

 

H Finance

 

Barkis

HB 1523Transp. benefit district taxConcerning renewal of the sales and use tax for transportation benefit districts.H 2nd ReadingWylie

 

 

ESHB 1529

Toll revenues/debt serviceModifying requirements in order to pay for

debt service obligations when toll revenues are not sufficient to cover legal obligations.

 

S Transportation

 

Barkis

 

HB 1534

 

Carbon pollution tax

Establishing a carbon pollution tax that recognizes the nature of energy-intensive, trade-exposed industries. 

H Env & Energy

 

Shewmake

HB 1535Necessities/sales & use taxExempting family and household necessities from the sales and use tax.H FinanceStokesbary
HB 1546Multiuse roadway safety acctConcerning allowable uses for the multiuse roadway safety account.H TransportationEslick
 

HJR 4204

 

Residential ex./property tax

Concerning a constitutional amendment providing for a residential real property exemption from property taxes levied for

state purposes.

 

H Finance

 

Harris-Talley

ESSB 5061 (HB 1098)Unemployment insuranceConcerning unemployment insurance.C 2 L 21Keiser
2SSB 5062DataConcerning the management, oversight, and use of data.H Civil R & JudiCarlyle
SB 5090

(ESHB 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 & MeansRolfes
SB 5092 (HB 1094)Operating budget 2021-

2023

Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.S Ways & MeansRolfes
ESSB 5096Capital gains taxConcerning an excise tax on gains from the sale or exchange of certain capital assets.S Passed 3rdRobinson
ESSB 5097Paid leave coverageExpanding coverage of the paid family and medical leave program.H Labor & WorkplaRobinson
SB 5114 (HB 1321)Reopening/public healthConcerning safely reopening Washington.S State Govt & EBraun
ESSB 5115Health emergency/laborEstablishing health emergency labor standards.H Labor & WorkplaKeiser
SSB 5126Climate commitment actConcerning the Washington climate commitment act.S Ways & MeansCarlyle
SSB 5130Personnel files & disciplineConcerning employee's rights concerning personnel files and disciplinary actions.S 2nd ReadingKuderer
 

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 5139Rent increases, limitingLimiting rent increases after expiration of the governor's eviction moratorium.S Housing & LocaDas
E2SSB 5141Env. justice task force recsImplementing the recommendations of the environmental justice task force.H Env & EnergySaldaña
SSB 5152Vehicle and driver dataEnhancing data stewardship and privacy protections for vehicle and driver data.H TransportationNguyen
 

 

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

E2SSB 5160Landlord-tenant relationsAddressing landlord-tenant relations by providing certain tenant protections duringH Hous, Human SvcKuderer

 

  and after public health emergencies, providing for legal representation in eviction

cases, and authorizing landlord access to state rental assistance programs.

  
SB 5162Unanticipated revenueConcerning unanticipated revenue.S Ways & MeansRolfes
SB 5165 (HB 1135)Transp. budget 2021-

2023

Making transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.S TransportationHobbs
SB 5166 (HB 1136)Supp. transportation budgetMaking 2019-2021 supplemental transportation appropriations.S TransportationHobbs
SB 5171Unemployment insuranceProviding unemployment insurance relief.S Ways & MeansWilson
2SSB 5214Economic assistance

programs

Concerning economic assistance programs.H Hous, Human SvcNguyen
SB 5223Motor vehicles sales tax

use

Dedicating the sales tax on motor vehicles to

highway uses.

S Ways & MeansFortunato
SB 5231

(E3SHB 1091)

Transportation fuel/carbonReducing greenhouse gas emissions by

reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.

 

S Environment, E

 

Stanford

SB 5232Toll revenue bondingLimiting bonding toll revenues on certain state highway facilities.S 2nd ReadingKing
ESSB 5235Housing options & limitsIncreasing housing unit inventory by removing arbitrary limits on housing options.H Local GovtLiias
SB 5238Creative economy work groupCreating a Washington state creative economy work group.S Business, FinaHasegawa
SB 5243Engineered plan approvalCreating efficiency in housing by streamlining approval of engineered plans.S Housing & LocaGildon
 

 

ESSB 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.

 

 

H Finance

 

 

Schoesler

SB 5256 (SHB 1204)Transp. electrificationConcerning the electrification of transportation.S Environment, ELiias
 

SSB 5269

Increased building capacityIncluding the value of increased residential building capacity in the property tax levy limit calculation. 

S Ways & Means

 

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/emergencyConcerning reduction in value of property as

a result of government restrictions imposed in response to a public health emergency.

 

S Ways & Means

 

Dhingra

E2SSB 5287Afford. housing incentivesConcerning affordable housing incentives.H FinanceDas
SB 5314GMA/standing & scienceConcerning standing and science under the growth management act.S Housing & LocalShort
 

SSB 5333

 

Public works contracts/COVID

Concerning void and unenforceable clauses in construction contracts related to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic

emergency proclamations.

 

S 2nd Reading

 

Holy

SB 5341Local sales tax usesIncreasing permissible uses of existing local

sales tax authority.

H FinanceWilson

 

 

 

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

S Ways & Means

 

Rolfes

SB 5351Business interruption claimsConcerning business interruption insurance claims.S Business, FinaFrockt
SB 5359Motor vehicle sales taxDedicating the state sales tax on motor vehicles to transportation improvements.S Ways & MeansBraun
 

SB 5371

 

Sweetened beverage tax

Funding public health services and health equity initiatives through a statewide

sweetened beverage tax.

 

S Health & Long

 

Robinson

SSB 5381Fish passage project

permits

Addressing fish passage project permit

streamlining.

S 2nd ReadingHobbs
SB 5387

(SHB 1297)

Working families tax

exempt.

Concerning working families tax exemption.S Human Svcs, ReNguyen
SSB 5390 (SHB 1157) 

Housing supply

Increasing housing supply through the growth

management act and housing density tax incentives for local governments.

 

S Ways & Means

 

Liias

 

SB 5398

Small businesses/excise taxProviding small business excise tax relief to address the financial hardship caused by COVID-19. 

S Ways & Means

 

Wellman

SB 5402 (ESHB

1332)

Property tax deferral/COVIDConcerning property tax deferral during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

S Ways & Means

 

Mullet

 

SB 5422

 

Excise tax/aerospace, etc.

Concerning excise tax reform to preserve

aerospace and other manufacturing jobs in Washington.

 

S Ways & Means

 

Braun

SSB 5425 (SHB 1492)Unempl. extended benefitsConcerning extended benefits in the unemployment insurance system.S 2nd ReadingStanford
 

SB 5426 (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. 

S Ways & Means

 

Hunt

SB 5444Electric vehicles/per mileImplementing a per mile charge on electric and hybrid vehicles.S TransportationSaldaña
SB 5446 (ESHB

1521)

Warehousing & manuf. jobsSupporting warehousing and manufacturing job centers. 

S Business, Fina

 

Das

SB 5448Vehicle fee/tax payment

plan

Concerning payment plans for certain vehicle

fees and taxes.

S Rules 2Nobles
SB 5449Motor vehicle sales taxDedicating the state sales tax on motor

vehicles to transportation improvements.

S Ways & MeansKing
 

SB 5451

 

Operating budget

Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations and 2019-2021 fiscal

biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.

 

S Ways & Means

 

Wilson

 

SSB 5460Autonomous vehiclesImplementing recommendations of the

autonomous vehicle work group.

S 2nd ReadingNguyen
SB 5463Residential prop

valuation

Exempting a portion of the valuation of

residential property from property taxation.

S Ways & MeansWilson
SB 5465

(SHB 1137)

Road

maintenance/planning

Elevating road maintenance and preservation

in transportation planning.

S TransportationPadden
 

SB 5466

 

Sales tax/transp. projects

Concerning sales tax revenues of

transportation projects being used for transportation purposes.

 

S Ways & Means

 

Fortunato

 

SB 5467

Highway projects/tax exempt.Concerning sales tax exemptions on highway projects supported by moneys from the motor vehicle fund. 

S Ways & Means

 

Fortunato

 

 

SJR 8207

 

Revenue for highway purposes

Amending the state Constitution so that state revenue collected from a road usage charge, vehicle miles traveled fee, or other similar type of comparable charge, must be used

exclusively for highway purposes.

 

 

S Transportation

 

 

Fortunato

 

SJR 8208

 

Car purchase taxes

Amending the state Constitution so that certain sales and use tax revenue collected from new and used car purchases are used for

highway purposes.

 

S Ways & Means

 

Fortunato

 

SCR 8402

Emergency orders extensionExtending certain gubernatorial orders issued

in response to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

 

H Spkr Signed

 

Liias

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