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Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 9

Week Overview

General Update

The beginning of last week was focused on getting bills passed off the floor by house of origin cutoff on Tuesday. Bills that didn’t pass out of the chamber in which they were introduced by that day are considered dead unless they are deemed necessary to implement the budget (NTIB). The House concluded their business early and adjourned about an hour ahead of the 5:00 deadline after they passed the Working Families Tax Exemption bill (HB 1297) with a vote of 94 to 2. The ‘5 o’clock bill’ in the Senate was SB 5172, which relates to overtime pay for agricultural employees. It passed with a 37 to 12 vote count.

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

We are seeing the number of bills still in play dwindle down following the house of origin cutoff. 1,366 bills have been introduced so far this session, but just 417 made it through last Tuesday’s cutoff. There continue to be significantly fewer bills made it through each cutoff when compared to the last long session in 2019:

Bills introduced:

  • 2021: 1,366 bills introduced at this point in session
  • 2019: just under 2,300 bills introduced at this point

House of origin policy cutoff:

  • 2021: 694 passed house or origin policy committee cutoff
  • 2019: less than 1,500 made it past the house of origin policy cutoff

House of origin fiscal cutoff:

  • 2021: 504 passed house of origin fiscal committee cutoff
  • 2019: 1,010 made it past the house of origin fiscal cutoff

House of origin floor cutoff:

  • 2021: 417 passed house of origin floor cutoff
  • 2019: 684 passed house of origin floor cutoff

When looking at issue areas considered by the legislature, health care has the most bills still in play. The Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee has received more bills passed by the House (25) than any other committee; and the House Health Care & Wellness Committee has received the most bills from the Senate (24).

This coming week the focus will continue to be on policy committee hearings and executive sessions as we work towards the opposite house policy cutoff on March 26th.

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

Budget

U.S. American Recovery Plan

Last week the U.S. Congress passed, and President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan of 2021. The legislation provide dollars for COVID-19 response and economic recovery, including funding for COVID-19 vaccinations and contact tracing, relief for K-12 schools, child care funding, rental and mortgage assistance, and aid to state and local governments. A summary of some of the key components of the bill can be found here.

Funding provided to Washington through the Act includes:

  • $4.25 billion to the state
  • $2.66 billion to cities and counties
  • $1.9 billion for K-12 schools
  • $655 million for higher education institutions
  • $635 million for childcare
  • $189 million for infrastructure projects
  • $13 million for Head Start

The Act provides stimulus payments in the amount of $1,400 will be provided to most people under the measure and the $300 weekly emergency federal unemployment benefits are extended into early September.

The package will also deliver a new infusion of rental assistance to Washington, where the state’s eviction moratorium is expected to expire this month. The state expects to get about $404 million in emergency rental assistance.

The Act increases federal subsidies for health insurance premiums for people who purchase insurance through the marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act. It will allow individuals earning up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level to purchase an insurance plan with premiums fully subsidized by the federal government. Enrollees in plans bought through the Health Benefit Exchange would have to pay no more than 8.5 percent of their income in health insurance premiums towards the cost of the benchmark plan or a less expensive plan.

Also included is an expansion of the Child Tax Credit, which will give regular payments to families as much as $300 per month for each child and make that available for some lower-income families who don’t currently qualify.

Quarterly Economic & Revenue Forecast

On Wednesday, March 17th the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) will be meeting to release the official Spring quarterly economic and revenue forecast. This forecast will inform the legislature as they prepare their proposed operating budgets, which are expected to be released the following week. The Senate is expected to release their budget first this year and then the House will release their proposed budget next.

Priority Areas

Business Impacts

Paid Family Medical Leave

Rep. Berry introduced E2SHB 1073, which provides temporary alternate eligibility for Paid Family Medical Leave claims through June 30, 2022. It had a hearing on March 11th and is scheduled for executive session on March 17th in the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs committee.

Sen Robinson introduced ESSB 5097, which 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. It has been scheduled for a hearing on March 16th and executive session on March 19th in the House Labor & Workplace Standards committee.

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. The bill is scheduled for a hearing on March 15th and executive session on March 18th in the Senate Ways & Means committee.

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 to 10% below 2017 levels by 2028, and 20% below 2017 levels by 2035. . The bill was heard on March 10th and is scheduled for executive session on March 16th 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 is scheduled for a hearing on March 17th and executive session on March 19th in the House Civil Rights & Judiciary committee.

Housing unit inventory

Sen Liias introduced ESSB 5235, which prohibits counties and cities planning under the GMA from requiring that a housing unit on the same lot as an accessory dwelling unit be owner-occupied, unless the owner of the lot is not a non-profit and owns more than 5 accessory dwelling units within the same city or county. It also prohibits cities and counties from regulating or limiting the number of unrelated people who can occupy a house or other dwelling unit, outside of occupant limits on group living arrangements regulated under state law, limits on short-term rentals, and limits based on occupant load per square foot established in an ordinance or applicable building code. The bill was heard on March 10th and is scheduled for executive session on March 17th and March 19th in the House Local Government committee.

Just cause evictions

Rep Macri introduced ESHB 1236, which specifies exclusive causes for eviction, refusal to renew a tenancy, and termination of tenancy under the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RLTA) and clarifies penalties for inclusion of unlawful provisions in rental agreements. The bill was heard on March 11th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee and is scheduled for executive session on March 18th.

Landlord-tenant relations

Sen Kuderer introduced E2SSB 5160, and requires 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 has been scheduled for a hearing on March 16th and executive session on March 19th in the House Housing, Human Services & Veterans committee.

Multifamily tax exemption

Sen Das sponsored E2SSB 5287 and 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 is scheduled for a hearing on March 16th in the House Finance committee.

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 is scheduled for a hearing on March 15th and executive session on March 18th in the House Appropriations committee. 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 bill was heard on March 11th and is scheduled for executive session on March 19th in the House Environment & Energy committee.

Land Use

Climate response through updates to the comprehensive plans

Rep Duerr sponsored E2SHB 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 is scheduled for a hearing on March 16th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Emergency shelters and housing through local planning and development regulations

Rep Peterson sponsored E2SHB 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 racially disparate impacts in the housing element of the comprehensive plan.

Additionally, it requires the Department of Commerce to provide the inventory and analysis of existing and projected housing needs required in the housing element of the comprehensive plan. The bill has been scheduled for a hearing on March 18th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Planning under the GMA

Rep Duerr sponsored ESHB 1241 and it was amended and passed by the House on March 8th with a 54-43 vote count. The bill increased the review and revision cycle for comprehensive plans and Shoreline Master Plan from 8 to 10 years. 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. Additionally, it requires counites, cities, and other local governments to consult with federally recognized tribes during the planning process under the GMA upon receipt of notice from the tribes. It is scheduled for a hearing on March 16th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

Salmon recovery through revisions to the comprehensive plans

Rep Lekanoff introduced E2SHB 1117, and it 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 and stipulates that compliance by local governments is contingent on state funding and takes effect two years after the state funding has been appropriated.

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 is scheduled for a hearing on March 16th in the Senate Housing & Local Government committee.

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 is scheduled for a hearing on March 15th in the House Finance committee.

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. The bill did not advance before House of Origin cutoff on March 9th and is now considered dead.

Extending the issuance period of driver licenses and identicards

Rep Ramel sponsored SHB 1207 and it extends 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 and adjusts the associated fees to reflect the new terms while allowing an option for a 6-year renewal term. It allows online issuance and renewal of non-photo driver’s instruction permits and requires remote photo capture at driver’s license and identicard online renewal beginning January 2023. The bill is scheduled for a hearing on March 16th in the Senate Transportation committee.

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 has been scheduled for a hearing on March 16th in the Senate Transportation committee.

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 placed on second reading by the Senate Rules committee on March 5th and awaits further action. This bill is considered necessary to implement the budget (NTIB) so is not subject to the cutoff calendar.

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. The bill did not advance before House of Origin cutoff on March 9th and is now considered dead.

Transportation Revenue

More details about Sen Hobbs’ proposal are here:

Details about the Rep Fey’s proposal are here:

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

The focus will remain on policy committees where bills will be heard, and executive action taken as we work towards opposite house policy cutoff on March 26th. We will also see the next quarterly revenue forecast released on Wednesday, March 17th.

Upcoming Dates:

  • 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 &Berry
E3SHB 1091 (SB 5231)Transportation fuel/carbonReducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.SEnvironment,En Fitzgibbon
HB 1093 (SB5091)Operating budget, 2ndsupp.Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.H AppropsOrmsby
HB 1094 (SB5092)Operating budget 2021-2023Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.H AppropsOrmsby
   SHB 1095   Emergency assistance/taxConcerning 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 (SB5165)Transp. budget 2021-2023Making transportation appropriations for the 2021-2023 fiscal biennium.HTransportationFey
HB 1136 (SB5166)Supp. transportation budgetMaking 2019-2021 supplemental transportation appropriations.HTransportationFey
SHB 1137(SB 5465)Road maintenance/planningElevating road maintenance and preservation in transportation planning.STransportationMcCaslin
SHB 1151Public assistanceBolstering economic recovery.S HumanSvcs, ReeLeavitt
SHB 1157 (SSB 5390) Housing supplyIncreasing housing supply through the growth management act and housing density tax incentives for local governments. H Finance Bateman
 HB 1188B&O tax payment deferralProviding 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 1228Landlord- tenant/COVID-19Addressing residential landlord-tenant requirements in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.H Hous, Human Sv Barkis
ESHB 1232GMA/affordable housing plansPlanning for affordable housing under the growth management act.S Housing & LocalBarkis

 

ESHB 1241Growth management act plansPlanning under the growth management act.S Housing &LocaDuerr
HB 1243Local infra. projectareasAddressing local infrastructure project areas.H FinanceWicks
 HB 1249 Transp. project tax revenuesConcerning 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 sourceProviding for an additional revenue source for eviction prevention and housing stability services.H AppropsOrmsby
HB 1300Landlord damage claimsAddressing documentation and processes governing landlords' claims for damage to residential premises.H Rules RThai
 HB 1319Washington recovery rebateCreating a Washington recovery rebate by temporarily expanding the working families' tax exemption. H Finance Corry
HB 1321 (SB5114)Reopening/public healthConcerning safely reopening Washington.HHC/WellnessMacEwen
ESHB 1332(SB 5402)Property tax deferral/COVIDConcerning property tax deferral during the COVID-19 pandemic.S Ways &MeansSullivan
HB 1334Appropriations/COVID-19Making appropriations to revive our economy and accelerate a lasting recovery for Washington.H AppropsStokesbary
  HB 1343 Unemployment ins./employersProviding 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 leviesProviding 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 appropriationsRevising 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 21Ormsby
HB 1371State property tax leviesEliminating the state property tax levies over four years.H FinanceSutherland
HB 1388Motor vehicle salesConcerning motor vehicle sales.HConsPro&BusKloba
HB 1389Peer-to-peer vehicle sharingConcerning transportation.HConsPro&BusCorry
HB 1406 (SB 5426) Wealth taxImproving 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 charterCreating a charter of people's personal data rights.H Civil R & JudiKloba

 

 HB 1436Regulations/health crisesEncouraging economic recovery by reducing regulatory burdens during declared public health crises.H State Govt & T Walsh
 HB 1441Prospective tenants/COVID-19Prohibiting discrimination against prospective tenants for unpaid rent or eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. H Rules C Morgan
 2SHB 1460Telecommunications accessClosing the digital divide by establishing excise taxes on telecommunications services to fund the expansion of the universal service programs in Washington. H Rules C Gregerson
  HB 1465  Estate taxMaking 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
EHB 1482Common interest/foreclosureAddressing foreclosure protections for homeowners in common interest communities.S Law & JusticeWalsh
SHB 1492 (SSB 5425)Unempl. extended benefitsConcerning extended benefits in the unemployment insurance system.S Labor, Comm & TSells
 HB 1494Anti-displacement/prop. taxProviding housing safety, security, and protection for Washington families by creating the anti-displacement property tax exemption. H FinanceHarris- Talley
 HB 1496 High valued assets taxCreating 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 1503Alt. fuel vehicle tax ex.Establishing an alternative fuel vehicle retail sales and use tax exemption for lower-income individuals.HTransportationWylie
HB 1511Surplus property/housingDefining affordable housing for purposes of using surplus public property for public benefit.H Hous, Human SvBergquist
  HB 1513  Carbon emissionsImproving 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
ESHB 1515Security deposit waiver feesConcerning security deposit waiver fees.S Housing & LocalPeterson
ESHB 1521 (SB 5446)Warehousing & manuf. jobsSupporting warehousing and manufacturing job centers.S Business, FinanEntenman
 HB 1522Engineering services/B&O taxLowering 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 Rules CWylie
 ESHB 1529Toll revenues/debt serviceModifying requirements in order to pay for debt service obligations when toll revenues are not sufficient to cover legal obligations.STransportation Barkis
 HB 1534 Carbon pollution taxEstablishing 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 multi-use roadway safety account.HTransportationEslick

 

HB 1553 (SB5473)"Open safe, open now" planImplementing the "open safe, open now" plan for reopening Washington.H State Govt& TMacEwen
 HJR 4204Residential ex./property taxConcerning a constitutional amendment providing for a residential real property exemption from property taxes levied for state purposes. H FinanceHarris- 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 protectionsIncreasing 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 2021-2023Making 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.H FinanceRobinson
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 5138Financial instit./B&O taxEliminating a business and occupation tax deduction for financial institutions to fund affordable housing.S Business, FinaKuderer
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.HTransportationNguyen
 SB 5156 Budget stabilization appropsMaking 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 5160 Landlord-tenant relationsAddressing 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 tostate rental assistance programs. H Hous, Human Svc  Kuderer
SB 5162Unanticipated revenueConcerning unanticipated revenue.S Ways & MeansRolfes
SB 5165 (HB 1135)Transp. budget 2021-2023Making transportation appropriations for the 2021- 2023 fiscal biennium.STransportationHobbs
SB 5166 (HB 1136)Supp. transportation budgetMaking 2019-2021 supplemental transportation appropriations.STransportationHobbs
SB 5171Unemployment insuranceProviding unemployment insurance relief.S Ways & MeansWilson

 

2SSB 5214Economic assistanceprogramsConcerning economic assistance programs.H Hous,Human SvcNguyen
SB 5223Motor vehicles sales taxuseDedicating the sales tax on motor vehicles to highwayuses.S Ways &MeansFortunato
SB 5231(E3SHB 1091)Transportation fuel/carbonReducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.SEnvironment, 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 lawsModifying 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. electrification Concerning the electrification of transportation.SEnvironment, E Liias
SSB 5269Increased building capacityIncluding the value of increased residential building capacity in the property tax levy limit calculation.S Ways & MeansDas
SB 5279 (SHB 1277)Housing/revenue sourceProviding for an additional revenue source for eviction prevention and housing stability services.S Housing & LocaRobinson
 SB 5282Property 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 5333Public works contracts/COVIDConcerning void and unenforceable clauses in construction contracts related to delays caused by theCOVID-19 pandemic emergency proclamations. S 2nd Reading Holy
SB 5341Local sales tax usesIncreasing permissible uses of existing local sales taxauthority.H FinanceWilson
  SB 5343 (HB 1367)  Medicaid appropriationsRevising 2019-2021 fiscal biennium appropriations of state and federal funding for previously implemented medicaid rates and other medicaid expenditures in the developmental disabilities andlong-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 & MeansRolfes
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 taxFunding public health services and health equityinitiatives through a statewide sweetened beverage tax.S Health & Long Robinson
SSB 5381Fish passage project permitsAddressing fish passage project permit streamlining.H Env & EnergyHobbs
SB 5387 (ESHB 1297)Working families tax exempt.Concerning working families tax exemption.S Human Svcs, ReNguyen
SSB 5390 (SHB 1157) Housing supplyIncreasing housing supply through the growth management act and housing density tax incentives for local governments.S Ways & Means Liias
SB 5398Small businesses/excise taxProviding small business excise tax relief to address the financial hardship caused by COVID-19.S Ways & MeansWellman
SB 5402 (ESHB 1332)Property tax deferral/COVIDConcerning property tax deferral during the COVID- 19 pandemic.S Ways & MeansMullet
SB 5422Excise tax/aerospace, etc.Concerning excise tax reform to preserve aerospace and other manufacturing jobs in Washington.S Ways & MeansBraun
SSB 5425 (SHB 1492)Unempl. extended benefitsConcerning extended benefits in the unemployment insurance system.H Labor & WorkplaStanford
SB 5426 (HB 1406) Wealth taxImproving the equity of Washington state's tax code by creating the Washington state wealth tax andtaxing extraordinary financial intangible assets.S Ways & Means Hunt
SB 5444Electric vehicles/permileImplementing a per mile charge on electric andhybrid vehicles.STransportationSaldaña
SB 5446(ESHB 1521)Warehousing & manuf.jobsSupporting warehousing and manufacturing jobcenters.S Business,FinaDas
SB 5448Vehicle fee/tax paymentplanConcerning payment plans for certain vehicle feesand taxes.S Rules 2Nobles
SB 5449Motor vehicle sales taxDedicating the state sales tax on motor vehicles totransportation improvements.S Ways &MeansKing
 SB 5451 Operating budgetMaking 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations and 2019-2021 fiscal biennium secondsupplemental operating appropriations.S Ways & Means Wilson
SSB 5460Autonomous vehiclesImplementing recommendations of the autonomousvehicle work group.HTransportationNguyen
SB 5463Residential propvaluationExempting a portion of the valuation of residentialproperty from property taxation.S Ways &MeansWilson
SB 5465(SHB 1137)Roadmaintenance/planningElevating road maintenance and preservation intransportation planning.STransportationPadden
SB 5466Sales tax/transp.projectsConcerning sales tax revenues of transportationprojects being used for transportation purposes.S Ways &MeansFortunato
SB 5467Highway projects/taxexempt.Concerning sales tax exemptions on highway projectssupported by moneys from the motor vehicle fund.S Ways &MeansFortunato
SB 5473 (HB1553)"Open safe, open now"planImplementing the "open safe, open now" plan forreopening Washington.S State Govt& EBrown
  SJR 8207 Revenue for highway purposesAmending 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 highwaypurposes. STransportation  Fortunato
 SJR 8208 Car purchase taxesAmending the state Constitution so that certain salesand use tax revenue collected from new and used car purchases are used for highway purposes.S Ways & Means Fortunato

 

SCR 8402Emergency ordersextensionExtending certain gubernatorial orders issued inresponse to the COVID-19 state of emergency.H Spkr SignedLiias

 

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