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                                                     WSAC 2006 Session Wrap-up Index

Budget & Finance                             Pg. 1   2SSB 6558   Motion picture industry                ESB 5232    Turkey tags
                                                                                                                    Creating the Washington
ESSB 6896   State funding stabilization              SSB 6874    Timber tax incentives                  ESSB 5385
                                                                                                                    invasive species council
Courts                                       Pg. 1   Elections                                  Pg. 6   ESSB 6151   Aquifer levels

SHB 2344    Superior court judges                    3SHB 1226   Campaign contribution limits           SB 6159     Fishing for albacore tuna

                                                     SSB 6323    Campaign finance disclosure            SSB 6161    Group fishing permits
SHB 2538    Warrants/chapter 49.17 RCW
                                                                                                        ESSB 6244   Oil spill prevention
            Sexual assault protection                Emergency Management                       Pg. 7
SHB 2576                                                                                                SSB 6369    Small water systems
            orders
                                                     HB 1305     Emergency vehicles                     SB 6371     Dead animal disposal
SHB 2691    Retirement for justices
            Tort claims against                      ESHB 1850   Volunteer medical worker               ESB 6376    Livestock inspection fees
SHB 3120
            government                               SHB 2345    Fire protection services               SSB 6377    Milk sales
ESSB 5204   Chattel liens                            HB 2366     Privileged communication               SSB 6382    Equine industry
 SB 6412    Superior court judges                    SHB 2384    State geological survey                SSB 6401    Charter licenses
SSB 6441    Distraint of personal property           SHB 2543    911 advisory committee                 ESSB 6427   Comprehensive plans
SSB 6670    Court filing fees                        HB 2606     Volunteer fire personnel               ESSB 6428   Electronic product recycling
Economic Development                         Pg. 2               Interoperability executive             SSB 6439    Coastal crab fisheries
                                                     SHB 2715
                                                                 committee
                                                                                                        E2SSB
                                                                                                                    Columbia river basin
            Cluster-based economic                   Environment, Land Use and Natural                  6581
2SHB 2498                                                                                       Pg. 8
            development                              Resources                                          SSB 6617    Farms plans
SHB 2670    Hospital benefit zones                   ESHB 1020   Electrical transmission                SSB 6686    Local sales and use tax
 E2SHB                                               HB 2330     Crab pot buoy tag program              ESSB 6802   Air pollution control boards
            Local infrastructure
  2673
                                                     SHB 2372    Hunter education                       SB 6861     Domestic water users
SHB 2726    Small manufacturers
                                                     SHB 2382    Bovine handling facilities                         Homeowners' assoc
SHB 3150    Wine industry                                                                               SCR 8423
                                                                                                                    committee
ESB 5330    Economic development grants              SHB 2384    State geological survey

SSB 6168    Business development                     HB 2386     Commercial geoduck harvest             General Government                         Pg. 13

2SSB 6823   Distribution of beer & wine              SHB 2416    State park fees
                                                                                                         HB 2617    Off-road vehicles
            Federal-state international              SHB 2723    Real estate disclosure                 SHB 2908    Island county boundaries
ESJM 8019
            trade
                                                                                                         HB 3019    Charter counties
 HB 2348    Aluminum smelters                        SHB 2759    Transfer of real property
                                                     E2SHB                                               HB 3056    Payment of claims
 HB 2466    Tax relief for aerospace                             Columbia river basin
                                                     2860                                                           Tort claims against
SHB 2640    Biotechnology product                                                                       SHB 3120
                                                     ESHB 2884   Reclaimed water                                    government
EHB 3159    Excise tax on food products
                                                     SHB 2917    Agricultural lands                                 Domestic water pumping
                                                                                                        SSB 6225
SHB 3190    Semiconductor cluster                                                                                   system
                                                     SHB 3085    Public lands statutes
ESSB 6230   Public facilities districts                                                                  SB 6541    Tobacco master settlement
                                                     SHB 3282    Hood Canal account
2SSB 6326   Customized work force                                                                       SSB 6555    Special purpose districts
                                                     HJM 4031    Marine mammal protection act
ESB 6537    Shipment of wine
                                                     ESB 5179    Forest health study
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Health Insurance, Human Services, Housing   Pg. 15
                                                     ESHB 2848   Domestic violence information    SB 6637    Adult family home providers
& Juvenile Justice
                                                     ESHB 2925   Assisted living facility         SB 6658    Mental health counselors
ESHB 1080   Dependent persons
                                                     2SHB 2964   Department of early learning    ESB 6741    Services to children
SHB 1107    Children with disabilities
                                                      HB 2972    Community rates/health plans    2SSB 6793   Persons with mental disorder
EHB 1383    Health savings account
                                                     ESHB 2984   Affordable housing incentive    SSB 6806    Domestic violence
4SHB 1483   Investing in youth program
                                                     SHB 2985    Foster care health unit         SSB 6851    Mobile/manufactured homes
ESHB 1672   Safe patient handling
                                                      HB 3048    Family support act
2SHB 2002   Foster care support services                                                         Law & Justice                               Pg. 20
                                                     2SHB 3070   Nonprofit housing
2SHB 2292   Health care liability reform                                                         SHB 1650    Citations and infractions
                                                     ESHB 3079   Health care services
 HB 2328    Insanity defense                                                                      HB 1966    Identity Theft
                                                     2SHB 3115   Foster care critical support
SHB 2333    Home care agency workers                                                              HB 2328    Insanity defense
                                                      HB 3122    Child protective services
2SHB 2342   Health care declarations                                                              HB 2367    Tribal police officers
                                                      HB 3139    Kinship caregivers
  E2SHB                                                                                           HB 2409    Sex/kidnapping offenders
            Family child care providers               HB 3156    Low-income persons
   2353
                                                     SHB 3182    Tribal foster care licensing     HB 2454    Sexual assault advocates
            Low-income home energy
SHB 2370
            assistance                                HB 3205    Conditional release             SHB 2481    Insuring victims of crimes
SHB 2376    Cost-sharing/medical program                                                          E2SHB      Health technology
                                                     ESSB 5305   Mercury-containing vaccines       2575      assessment
 HB 2380    Transfers to minors act                  2ESB 5714   Breast & cervical cancer        HB 2612     Failure to secure a load
SHB 2394    Financial literacy                       2SSB 5717   K-12 skill centers              SHB 2654    Sex offender treatment
HB 2406     Insurance statutes                       SSB 5838    Hepatitis C treatments           HB 2704    Organized retail theft
 E2SHB
            Affordable Housing                       SSB 6185    Family & medical leave act      2SHB 2805   Missing persons
  2418
SHB 2471    Veteran homeownership                    SSB 6188    Prostate cancer screening       ESHB 2848   Domestic violence info
            Collective bargaining                     SB 6231    Private air ambulances                      Sound & video recordings by
ESHB 2475                                                                                        SHB 2876
            regarding hours                           E2SSB                                                  law enforcement
                                                                 Controlled substances
                                                       6239
SHB 2500    Health carrier information                                                            HB 2932    LEOFFRS disability allowance
                                                     SSB 6287    Parking for legally blind
 HB 2501    Mental health services                                                               SHB 2933    LEOFFRS death benefit
                                                      SB 6368    Nursing facility bed tax
 HB 2562    Flavored malt beverage                                                                           Firearms training for retired
                                                      SB 6373    Boarding homes                  ESHB 2951
                                                                                                             law enforcement
 HB 2567    Methamphetamine precursors
                                                     ESSB 6391   Long-term care settings          HB 2991    Metropolitan park districts
 E2SHB      Small employer health
                                                      E2SSB
  2572      insurance                                            Community-based health care      HB 3205    Conditional release
                                                       6459
SHB 2573    Health information technology            SSB 6533    Syrup taxes                      HB 3252    Sex offenders
            Establishing a health                    SSB 6572    Landlord-tenant act             EHB 3261    Sentence review board
 E2SHB
            technology assessment                                                                 HB 3277    Sex offense/special verdict
  2575                                               ESSB 6580   Sex & kidnapping offenders
            program
                                                                 Internet gambling - Prohibits    HB 3317    DUI penalties
EHB 2716    Nursing facility payment                 SSB 6613
                                                                 internet gambling.              SSB 5042    Statute of limits/felonies
2SHB 2754   Veterans Innovations Program              E2SSB
                                                                 Threatening individuals
SHB 2759    Transfer of real property                  6630                                      SSB 5654    Criminal justice officials
                                                     ESSB 6635   Adoption
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Law & Justice (cont.)                       Pg. 24   EHB 3278        Unemployment insurance                   E2SHB      Health technology
                                                                                                               2575      assessment
SSB 6144     Sex offender registration               SSB 6185        Family & medical leave act
                                                                                                             Risk Management                             Pg. 31
2SSB 6172    Sex offenders                            SB 6264        Disability pension options
  E2SSB                                               SB 6411        Collective bargaining                   SHB 2382    Bovine handling facilities
             Controlled substances
   6239                                                                                                      SHB 2407    Monitoring sex offenders
                                                      SB 6453        Minimum monthly benefit
             Committee on offender
SSB 6308                                              SB 6723        LEOFFRS killed at work                  SHB 2415    Victim of uninsured motorist
             programs
2SSB 6319    Sex offender registration               ESSB 6885       Unemployment insurance                  SSB 6775    Criminal trespass/children

SSB 6320     Sex offender information                ESSB 6896       State funding stabilization             Taxes                                       Pg. 32

SSB 6325     Sex offender residences                 SHB 2691        Retirement for justices
                                                                                                             EHB 1069    Audits of tax preferences
             Assault of child/second                  HB 2932        LEOFFRS disability allowance
SSB 6406                                                                                                                 Property tax
             degree                                  SHB 2933        LEOFFRS death benefit                   SHB 1510
SSB 6417     Sexual conduct with animal                                                                                  exemption/nonprofits

2SSB 6460    Crime with sexual motivation            Public Health                                  Pg. 28   SHB 1523    Vegetable seeds

SSB 6519     Sex offender registration                                                                       SHB 2345    Fire protection services
                                                     3SHB 1458       On-site sewage/marine areas
 SB 6568     Animal fighting                                                                                  HB 2348    Aluminum smelters
                                                     ESHB 1850       Volunteer medical worker
 SB 6576     Sex offender information                                                                         HB 2364    Credit union & state charter
                                                     SHB 2573        Health info technology
ESSB 6580    Sex & kidnapping offenders                                                                       HB 2424    Tax exemption/farm fuel
                                                     2SHB 2964       Department of early learning
SSB 6613     Internet gambling                                                                               SHB 2457    Tax relief/farm machinery
                                                     ESB 5048        Tobacco product sampling
 SB 6731     Sellers of travel                                                                                HB 2466    Tax relief for aerospace
                                                     ESSB 5305       Mercury-containing vaccines
SSB 6806     Domestic violence                                                                               SHB 2569    Property tax deferral program
                                                     2ESB 5714       Breast & cervical cancer
SHB 2407     Monitoring sex offenders                                                                        SHB 2640    Biotechnology product
                                                     SSB 6185        Family & medical leave act
SHB 2415     Victim of uninsured motorist                                                                     HB 2644    Public utility tax credit
                                                     SSB 6188        Prostate cancer screening
SSB 6775     Criminal trespass/children                                                                       HB 2671    Excise tax relief
                                                     2SSB 6193       Health profession work force
                                                                     Multicultural                                       Pollution liability insurance
Pensions & Labor                            Pg. 26   ESB 6194                                                SHB 2678
                                                                     educational/health                                  agency
SHB 2538     Warrants/chapter 49.17 RCW              SSB 6196        State board of health                               Convention/tourism
                                                                                                             SHB 2778
                                                                                                                         promotion
SHB 2537     Workers' comp applications              2SSB 6197       Health disparities council
                                                                                                             2SHB 2799   Solar hot water
SHB 2608     VFF&RO's relief & pension                SB 6231        Private air ambulances
                                                                                                                         Nonprofit schools/tax
                                                      E2SSB                                                  SHB 2804
 HB 2681     Retirement contribution rate                            Controlled substances                               exemption
                                                       6239
SHB 2684     Vesting after 5 years                                                                            HB 2879    Real estate excise tax
                                                     ESSB 6366       Pandemic influenza
             Public safety employees'                                                                        SHB 2880    Insurance premiums tax
ESHB 2685                                             SB 6371        Dead animal disposal
             retirement system
                                                                                                             EHB 3159    Excise tax on food products
                                                     SSB 6377        Milk sales
SHB 2688     LEOFFRS plan 1
                                                      E2SSB                                                              Personal property tax
                                                                     Community-based health care             SHB 3164
 HB 2690     Additional service credit                 6459                                                              exemption
 HB 3134     Compensation for disability             SSB 6533        Syrup taxes                             SHB 3190    Semiconductor cluster
SHB 3185     Wage payment requirements               SSB 5838        Hepatitis C treatments                              Personal property tax
                                                                                                             HJR 4223
                                                                                                                         exemption
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                                                        SSB 6247    Local motor vehicle tax
Taxes (cont.)                                  Pg. 35
                                                        SSB 6527    Milwaukee road trail
SSB 6141        Wind turbine facilities                 SSB 6528    Roadside tire chain business
ESSB 6230       Public facilities districts             SSB 6552    Commercial driver's licenses
 SB 6280        Nonprofits/property tax                 ESSB 6566   Commute trip reduction
2SSB 6326       Customized work force                    SB 6674    Tacoma Narrows bridge
 SB 6338        Property tax exemptions                 SSB 6676    Vehicle reports of sale
SSB 6369        Small water systems                     ESSB 6679   Train speeds
SSB 6533        Syrup taxes                              SB 6680    Driver's licenses
ESB 6537        Shipment of wine                         SB 6762    Hazards to motorcycles
2SSB 6558       Motion picture industry                 ESSB 6787   Passenger ferry service
                Professional employer                   ESSB 6800   Transportation governance
SSB 6671
                organization                            ESSB 6839   Transportation accounts
SSB 6686        Local sales and use tax                  SB 6826    Public transit services
SSB 6781        Environmental remediation
 SB 6816        Cemetery districts
 SB 6826        Public transit services
SSB 6874        Timber tax incentives

Transportation/Public Works                    Pg. 3


 HB 1439        Electronic & web-based bids
SHB 1504        Abandoned vehicle auctions
 HB 1641        Vessel registration
SHB 1650        Citations and infractions
 HB 2381        Beaver relocation permit
 HB 2544        Public works board projects
 HB 2612        Failure to secure a load
 HB 2617        Off-road vehicles
                Regional transportation
ESHB 2871
                governance
                Design-build/transportation
 HB 2874
                projects
SHB 3024        Schools/public works project
EHB 3192        Property owners
 E2SSB
                Surface mining
  6175
SSB 6223        Derelict/abandoned vehicles
                                                       WSAC 2006 Session Wrap-up
                                                                                                                                  Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                    Chapter       Date

                                                                  Budget & Finance
          State funding stabilization - The Pension Funding Stabilization Account is established for the purpose of
          making employer contributions to specified state-funded retirement systems, subject to legislative appropriation.
          Monies in the account will be invested by the State Investment Board, with the investment earnings retained in
          the account. New supplemental employer contribution rates are established for the purpose of reducing the
          unfunded actuarial liabilities of PERS/TERS Plan 1. For FY 2006, $350m is appropriated for this purpose. For
ESSB 6896 FY 2006, $200m is appropriated from the state General Fund to the Health Services Account to provide fiscal          C 56 L 06      6/7/2006
          stability. For FY 2006, $275m is appropriated from the state General Fund to the Student Achievement Fund to
          provide fiscal stability. The state expenditure limit for FY 2006 is declared to be the expenditure limit as adopted
          at the November 2005 meeting of the Expenditure Limit Committee, and adjusted upward to include the
          appropriations to the Pension Funding Stabilization Account, the Health Services Account, and the Student
          Achievement Fund.

                                                                         Courts
              Superior court judges - Authorizes an increased number of superior court judges in Clallam County from 2 to 3
 SHB 2344     and in Cowlitz County from 4 to 5. New positions are not final unless approved by Board of County             C 20 L 06         6/7/2006
              Commissioners.
              Warrants/chapter 49.17 RCW - Provides that L&I must obtain consent when entering a worksite under the
 SHB 2538     Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act. Authorizes L&I to request a court to issue and authorizes a court     C 31 L 06    6/7/2006
              to grant a search warrant for inspection under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act.
              Sexual assault protection orders - Establishes procedures for obtaining a "sexual assault protection order."
 SHB 2576                                                                                                                        C 138 L 06   6/7/2006

              Retirement for justices - Justices and Superior Court and Court of Appeals judges have the option of ceasing
              participation in the Judicial Retirement Account, and accruing service in PERS at higher benefit multipliers.
 SHB 2691     District/municipal judges may participate, but there is to be no employer contribution and the judge must bear     C 189 L 06   1/1/2007
              the full cost.
              Tort claims against government - The claim filing statutes that apply to tort claims against governments are
              amended to specifically provide that they apply to claims against officers, employees, or volunteers of state or
 SHB 3120     local government when acting in that capacity. Provides that a tort claim against an officer, employee, or         C 82 L 06    6/7/2006
              volunteer of government must be properly filed before a civil suit may be commenced.




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                                                                                                                                    Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                      Chapter       Date
          Chattel liens - When a lien has been placed on personal property, and the personal property owner feels the
          claim is frivolous, made without reasonable cause, or is excessive, the property owner may file an action in
ESSB 5204 superior court requiring the lien claimant to appear before the court and answer the applicant's allegation. The  C 283 L 06          10/1/2006
          court must determine if the lien is frivolous, reasonable, or excessive, and must remedy the claim accordingly by
          leaving the lien as it is, releasing the lien, or reducing it.
              Superior court judges - The number of superior court judge positions in Clallam county is increased to three;
              the number of superior court judge position in Cowlitz county is increased to five. The new judicial positions are
 SB 6412      only effective if the county documents approval of the positions and agrees to fund the county's share of                Governor Veto
              expenses.
              Full text of Veto: http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/6412.pdf
              Distraint of personal property - If there is probable cause to believe there is personal property within the
              county subject to distraint for taxes owed, any superior or district court judge in the county may, upon the
 SSB 6441     request of the sheriff, county treasurer, or agent of the county treasurer, issue a warrant commanding the           C 286 L 06   6/7/2006
              search for and seizure of the property described in the request for the warrant at the place described in the
              request for the warrant.
              Court filing fees - The bill contains a number of technical amendments to provide consistency with civil filing
 SSB 6670     fee changes made by the Legislature in 2005.                                                                         C 192 L 06   6/7/2006

                                                              Economic Development
              Aluminum smelters - The current tax incentives for aluminum smelters are extended through 2012. No local
 HB 2348      government fiscal impact.                                                                                            C 182 L 06   6/7/2006

              Tax relief for aerospace - Extends the current sales and use tax exemption for computers used in design,
              development and engineering of commercial airplanes and their components and B&O tax credit for aerospace
 HB 2466      design, development and engineering from only manufacturers to any person engaged in those activities. Adds C 177 L 06            7/1/2006
              leasehold excise tax to the credit available for property taxes paid on aerospace manufacturing facilities. Local
              government fiscal impact estimated at $300,000 loss each fiscal year.
          Cluster-based economic development - The Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development
          (CTED) must work with industry and cluster associations, local communities, and others to develop industry
          cluster-based strategies for economic development. A competitive grant program is created to assist
2SHB 2498 communities to fund activities designed to further regional cluster growth. Financial participation of the partner C 105 L 06         6/7/2006
          organizations is required. A grant award may be up to $100,000 per applicant. A maximum of $100,000 may go
          to King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties.




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                                                                                                                                  Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                   Chapter       Date
              Biotechnology product - State and local sales and use taxes are deferred for investments in construction or
              renovation of structure, or machinery and equipment, used for biotechnology product or medical device
 SHB 2640     manufacturing. The deferred taxes need not be repaid unless the property is used for ineligible purposes. Such C 178 L 06       7/1/2006
              facilities would already qualify for a deferral in 34 counties. Effect of bill is to allow deferral for facility to locate
              in Snohomish county. Local government fiscal impact estimated at $450,000 each fiscal year.
              Hospital benefit zones - Creates a new public infrastructure financing tool for local governments to support the
              development of a new hospital. Authorizes a new state-shared tax for local governments to provide up to $2
 SHB 2670     million annually for the purposes of public infrastructure financing in a hospital benefit zone. Local governments C 111 L 06   7/1/2006
              must opt in to allocate excess sales taxes within the hospital benefit zone to pay off bonds issued for public
              improvements within the zone.
           Local infrastructure - Creates a new competitive public infrastructure financing tool for local governments to
           invest in public improvements and infrastructure that will attract new businesses. Applications to create a
           revenue development area are made to the Community Economic Revitalization Board. Authorizes a new state-
           shared tax for local governments to provide a total of $5 million annually (capped at $500,000 to $1 million per
           type of revenue development area) for the purposes of public infrastructure financing in a revenue development
           area. The Bellingham waterfront redevelopment project, Spokane river district project at Liberty Lake, and
                                                                                                                            C 181 L 06
E2SHB 2673 Vancouver riverwest project receive priority in funding. Local governments must opt in to allocate its excess                      7/1/2006
           sales taxes and property taxes generated within the revenue development area to pay off bonds issued for         Partial Veto
           public improvements within the area. By December 31, 2006, OFM will develop a report on similar programs in
           other states and make recommedations on current program. JLARC will study the program and report to the
           Legislature in 2013 and every 3 years thereafter.
           Section 702 was vetoed. Full Text of the Partial Veto:
           http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/2673.pdf
              Small manufacturers - Washington Manufacturing Services (WMS) is organized in statute as a private,
              nonprofit corporation to operate a modernization extension system, coordinate modernization resources, and
 SHB 2726     stimulate the competitiveness of small and midsize manufacturers. WMS believes that by having statutory             C 34 L 06   6/7/2006
              authorization for its operations, as exists in other states, it will be easier to garner needed state and federal
              funds.
              Wine industry - Allows domestic wineries and retail licensees to jointly produce brochures and material
 SHB 3150     promoting tourism which contain information about domestic wineries, retailers, and their products. Allows          C 92 L 06   6/7/2006
              domestic wineries and retail licensees to identify wineries on privately labeled wines.




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                                                                                                                                    Status/       Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                     Chapter         Date
              Excise tax on food products - A B&O tax exemption is provided for dairy and seafood product manufacturing
              and for wholesale sales to purchasers who transport the goods outside the state in the ordinary course of
              business. The sales and use tax deferral/exemption program for investments in construction or renovation of
              structure, or machinery and equipment, used for fruit and vegetable processing is extended to include the
              manufacture of dairy or seafood products. The warehouse refund of the state's share of the sales tax is
              extended to dairy and seafood processors. These tax incentives expire on July 1, 2012. Exempts from sales           C 354 L 06
 EHB 3159                                                                                                                                         7/1/2006
              and use taxes materials used in the packing of canned salmon. Lowers the B&O tax rate from 1.5% to .484%            Partial Veto
              for persons inspecting, testing, labeling, and storing canned salmon owned by another person. Local
              government fiscal impact estimated at $12,000 to $17,000 each fiscal year.
              Sections 14 and 15 were vetoed. Full text of Partial Veto:
              http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/3159.pdf
              Semiconductor cluster - Tax incentives are provided for semiconductor materials manufacturing. A
              preferential B&O tax rate of .275% for businesses of manufacturing semiconductor materials is provided. A
              sales and use tax exemption for the sale of gases and chemicals used by a manufacturer in the manufacturing
 SHB 3190     of semiconductor materials is provided. The tax incentives are contingent on a manufacturer making at least a         C 84 L 06     6/7/2006
              $350 million investment in an advanced semiconductor materials fabrication facility. No local government fiscal
              impact.
              Economic development grants - Directs the Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development
 ESB 5330     (DCTED) to create and make available an inventory of grant opportunities for state agencies, local                   C 314 L 06     6/7/2006
              governments, and other community organizations engaged in economic development activities.
              Business development - "Business Development Corporations" are established in statute, to promote
 SSB 6168     economic development in Washington State. Minimum requirements for incorporation are set forth, along with            C 87 L 06     6/7/2006
              specific, expanded corporate powers, and corporate governance standards.
          Public facilities districts - The 0.033% sales and use tax that is credited against the state tax for a regional
          center is extended to public facilities districts created before July 1, 2006, in a county or counties in which there
ESSB 6230 are no other public facilities districts on the effective date of the bill and in which the total population in the public C 299 L 06   6/7/2006
          facilities district is greater than 90,000 that commences construction of a new regional center before February 1,
          2007. Allows Chelan and Douglas counties to participate in this program.
          Customized work force - Creates the Washington Customized Employment Training Program to reduce the
          up-front costs of training for new and expanding firms. Gives preference to employers with fewer than fifty
2SSB 6326 employees. Allows participating employers to receive a business and occupation tax credit for 50% of their                 C 112 L 06   6/7/2006
          customized training costs. No local government fiscal impact.




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                                                                                                                                        Status/      Effective
Bill Number                                                  Title / Description                                                        Chapter        Date
              Shipment of wine - Any properly licensed wine manufacturer, whether licensed by Washington or another
              state, may ship its wine to a Washington resident who is 21 or older. Before the wine can be shipped, the winery
              must obtain a wine shipper's permit or be licensed as a domestic winery. Holders of a wine shipper's permit
 ESB 6537     must pay the wine liter tax and collect and remit to DOR all applicable state and local taxes on all sales of wine C 49 L 06           6/7/2006
              delivered to buyers in this state. The local government fiscal impact is estimated to be a $750,000 gain each
              fiscal year.
          Motion picture industry - Creates the Approved Motion Picture Competitiveness Program to provide funding
          assistance for film production related costs in order to improve the state's position in the film production
          industry. Authorizes a B&O tax for contributions to the program, up to $1 million per taxpayer per year, subject
2SSB 6558 to a state maximum of $3.5 million in total credits. Motion picture production companies that receive funding                C 247 L 06    6/7/2006
          assistance under the new program to complete an annual survey about the impacts on employment, wages,
          and benefits. JLARC will review the effectiveness of the program by December 1, 2010. No local government
          fiscal impact.
          Distribution of beer & wine - An in-state or out-of-state winery, brewery, or microbrewery may act as a
          distributor of its production and may distribute their product directly to the retailer, use a distributor, or a retailer
          may hire a common carrier to pick up the product from the producer and deliver it to the retailer. Out-of-state
          wineries and breweries are responsible to pay the same taxes that in-state wineries and breweries currently
2SSB 6823 pay. The Liquor Control Board must conduct a study of the current three tier and tied house systems and                   C 302 L 06       4/14/2006
          whether the system should be modified or updated. The LCB must work closely with stakeholders in conducting
          the study, and report to the Legislature on its findings and recommendations by December 15, 2006.

              Timber tax incentives - The B&O tax rate is reduced for extracting or extracting for hire timber, or
              manufacturing or processing for hire logs, wood chips, sawdust, wood waste, pulp, recycled paper products,
              paper and paper products, dimensional lumber, and engineered wood products, plywood, wood doors, and
              wood windows. The B&O tax rate reduced from .484% to .4235% until July 1, 2007 and then is further reduced
              to .2904% to July 1, 2007, to July 1, 2024. Starting July 1, 2007, a .052% surcharge is imposed on these
 SSB 6874     taxpayers. The proceeds of the surcharge placed in a dedicated account and are used for implementation of                C 298 L 06    7/1/2006
              the state's forests and fish report. The surcharge is suspended when the surcharge collections reach $8 million
              in the biennium, or the federal budget contains at least $2 million in appropriations to support tribal participation
              in forest and fish related activities. If the federal appropriation is less than $2 million then the surcharge rate is
              reduced.
          Federal-state international trade - The USTR is requested to create a Federal-State International Trade Policy
                                                                                                                                        Filed with Secretary of
ESJM 8019 Commission. The Commission is to serve as a resource for objective trade policy analysis and foster
          communication among federal and state trade policy officials.                                                                          State.




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                                                                                                                                Status/      Effective
Bill Number                                              Title / Description                                                    Chapter        Date

                                                                      Elections
          Campaign contribution limits - Campaign contribution limits are extended to apply to the
          following:
          1) candidates for county office in a county that has over 200,000 registered voters;
          2) candidates for a special purpose district office in districts authorized to provide
          freight and passenger transfer and terminal facilities and that have over 200,000
          registered voters; and
3SHB 1226                                                                                                                       C 348 L 06   6/7/2006
          3) candidates for judicial office (Supreme, Appellate, Municipal, District and Superior courts).
          Contribution limits imposed for candidates for county office may not exceed an aggregate of $700 per election
          from an individual, a union or business, or a political action committee. Limits imposed for candidates for
          special purpose district offices, the Washington Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, or Superior, District, and
          Municipal Courts may not exceed an aggregate of $1,400 per election from an individual, a union or business, or
          a political action committee. Political party contribution limits also apply.
          Election Laws - Signature Verification Procedures : The Secretary of State is required to establish guidelines,
          in consultation with state and local law enforcement or certified document examiners, for election-related
          signature verification processes. The statute establishing this duty further provides that all election personnel
          assigned to verify signatures must receive training on these guidelines. These requirements are codified within
          the administrative provisions of the general election laws.
 HB 2477 Filing Fee Petition : In general, a candidate for office must submit a filing fee with his or her declaration of       C 206 L 06   6/7/2006
          candidacy. If a candidate lacks sufficient funds at the time of filing to pay the filing fee, the candidate must
          submit along with his or her declaration of candidacy a "nominating petition" containing the signatures of
          registered voters at least equal in number to that of the amount of the filing fee. The term "nominating petition" is
          also used in Washington's election laws to refer to the petition for nominating minor party or independent
          candidates at a minor party or independent candidate convention.
          Voting equipment - The requirement that a voting device be used in another state before it may be certified in
          Washington is removed. Instead, it is required that the device be tested and certified by an ITA designated by
          the EAC. The requirement that voting equipment allow the voter to vote for candidates of multiple political
          parties is removed. Dates for disability access voting are changed from permissive to mandatory. The ending
          date for disability access voting is changed from one day before the election to the day of the election. County
          auditors are required to provide voting systems certified by the Secretary for disability access. County auditors
ESHB 2479                                                                                                                      C 207 L 06    6/7/2006
          are required to establish an advisory committee that includes persons with disabilities and persons with
          expertise in providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. The committee is to assist election officials
          in developing a plan to improve the accessibility of elections for voters with disabilities. County auditors may use
          automated signature verification systems to verify signatures on absentee ballot security envelopes, as long as
          the system has been approved by the
          Secretary.
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Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                    Chapter         Date
              Ballot notice requirements - The requirement that the auditor notify all voters with signature problems by
              telephone is removed. Instead, notice is mailed to the voters by first class mail. If the ballot is received within
              three business days of the final meeting of the canvassing board, or if the voter has been notified by mail and
              has not responded at least three business days before the final meeting of the canvassing board, then the
 SHB 2695                                                                                                                         C 208 L 06    6/7/2006
              auditor must attempt to notify the voter by telephone. The requirement that a voter with a mismatched signature
              appear in person and sign a new registration, or sign a copy of the affidavit provided by the auditor, in order to
              correct a mismatched signature is removed. Instead, the voter is required to provide a new registration.

              Ballot measures - The campaign financing law pertaining to forbidding the use of public office or agency
 SHB 2713     facilities in campaigns is modified to allow members of an elected board, council, or commission of a special      C 215 L 06     6/7/2006
              purpose district to take action at an open public meeting to support or oppose a ballot measure.
              Voter registration - Removes the option for which an elector may transfer his or her voter registration
 HB 3041                                                                                                                          C 97 L 06     6/7/2006
              within 15 days of an election.
              Election dates & deadlines - The date of the state primary election is moved to the third Tuesday in August.
 ESB 6236     Additionally, there are a number of other election-related events and deadlines which have been changed to         C 344 L 06     6/7/2006
              conform with the new primary date.
              Campaign finance disclosure - Requires that a candidate in a political subdivision exempt from disclosure
 SSB 6323     laws must comply with the reporting provisions of the public disclosure act if that candidate receives or expects C 240 L 06      6/7/2006
              to receive $5,000 or more in contributions.
              Voter registration - The auditor is required to publish voter challenges on the auditor's web-page within 72
              hours of receipt. The auditor must notify any person who requests to receive notification of challenges
              immediately after publication. Any person, upon request, may receive copies of all materials provided to the
              challenged voter by the county auditor. Challenges initiated by a registered voter against a voter who registered
 SSB 6362     to vote less than 60 days before the election, or who changed residence less than 60 days before the election        C 320 L 06   6/7/2006
              and didn't transfer his or her registration, must be filed no later than ten days before the election, or within ten
              days of the voter being added to the registration database, whichever is later. Challenges initiated by a
              registered voter against all other voters must be filed no later than 45 days before the election.

                                                             Emergency Management
          Emergency vehicles - Places in statute the current policy for background checks of applicants for authorized
 HB 1305  emergency vehicle permits through the systems of both the Washington State Patrol and Federal Bureau of                 C 27 L 06     6/7/2006
          Investigation.
          Volunteer medical worker - Establishes a "retired volunteer medical worker" license for individuals assisting
ESHB 1850 during an emergency or disaster, and provides immunity from civil liability for the volunteer and emergency             C 72 L 06     6/7/2006
          management organizations.


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                                                                                                                                       Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                  Title / Description                                                       Chapter       Date
              Fire protection services - Provides for the creation and operation of a "Regional Fire Protection Service
 SHB 2345     Authority. " An Authority can be created by the merger of two or more adjacent fire protection jurisdictions,           C 200 L 06   6/7/2006
              including fire protection districts, cities, port districts, and Indian tribes.
              Privileged communication - Creates a testimonial privilege for communications made by a firefighter to a peer
 HB 2366                                                                                                                    C 202 L 06             6/7/2006
              support group counselor while receiving counseling services.
              State geological survey - Instructs the State Geological Survey to conduct and maintain an assessment of the
 SHB 2384     volcanic, seismic, landslide, and tsunami hazards in Washington.                                              C 340 L 06             6/7/2006

              911 advisory committee - Extends the expiration date for the Enhanced 911 Advisory Committee to 2011, and
 SHB 2543     adds a seat on the committee for a representative of voice-over-internet services.                        C 210 L 06                 6/7/2006

              Volunteer fire personnel - Clarifies that a volunteer firefighter working for a city, town, or fire district may also
 HB 2606                                                                                                                              C 211 L 06   6/7/2006
              serve as an elected public official or hold an appointed public office.
              Interoperability executive committee - Requires the State Interoperability Executive Committee to coordinate
 SHB 2715     purchasing of all state wireless radio communications systems to ensure new equipment is                                C 76 L 06    6/7/2006
              Project-25 compliant.

                                                Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources
          Electrical transmission - Allows a person developing new transmission in excess of 115 kilovolts to seek site
          certification through the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council. Provides that, on or after July 1, 2007, Energy
ESHB 1020 Facility Site Evaluation Council must approve applications for siting of new transmission facilities or for           C 196 L 06         6/7/2006
          expanding or reconstructing existing transmission facilities in corridors designated for these facilities by a county
          or city omprehensive land use plan when the county or city has taken certain steps.
              Crab pot buoy tag program - The bill charges a buoy tag fee to holders of out-of-state crab fishing licenses
 HB 2330      who participate in Washington's coastal fishery. Out-of-state crab fishers must purchase and place Washington           C 143 L 06   6/7/2006
              buoy tags on their crab pots when fishing in the federal waters off the Washington coast.

              Hunter education - The Fish and Wildlife Commission is directed to develop nonmonetary incentives for hunter
 SHB 2372     education instructors. The incentives offered for instructors may include additional hunting opportunities.             C 23 L 06    6/7/2006
              Technical changes are made to the hunter education statute.
              Bovine handling facilities - Partial immunity is provided to an owner, operator, or manager of a bovine
              handling facility, and the owner of bovine handled at a bovine handling facility, for personal injuries or death to a
              person who, knowingly and voluntarily, participates in bovine handling activities or enters the premises as a
 SHB 2382     spectator of bovine handling activities. "Bovine handling facility" means an outdoor facility that is used for the    C 158 L 06     6/7/2006
              normal and customary handling and husbandry of bovines, such as corrals. "Bovine handling activities" means
              normal and customary activities associated with the handling and husbandry of bovines.


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                                                                                                                                   Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                     Chapter       Date
              State geological survey - The title of the supervisor of the state geological survey is changed from the
              Supervisor of Geology to State Geologist. Technical modifications are made to Chapter 43.92 RCW to update
              language. In addition to the current objectives of the state geological survey, the survey must conduct and
              maintain an assessment of seismic, landslide, and tsunami hazards in Washington. This assessment must
 SHB 2384     include the identification and mapping of volcanic, seismic, landslide, and tsunami hazards, an estimation of       C 340 L 06   6/7/2006
              their potential consequences, and the likelihood of their occurrence. The maintenance of this assessment
              includes providing technical assistance to other agencies on the proper interpretation and application of the
              results of this assessment.
              Commercial geoduck harvest - Commercial geoduck harvest would remain prohibited from areas shallower
              than 18 feet below mean lower low water. Although vessels conducting harvest operations would be required to
 HB 2386      remain seaward of a line 200 yards seaward from and parallel to the line of ordinary high tide, harvest             C 144 L 06   6/7/2006
              shoreward of that line would not be prohibited.
 SHB 2416     State park fees - The Commission is prohibited from charging fees for general park access or parking.               C 141 L 06   4/9/2006
              Real estate disclosure - The disclosure, required to be made by sellers of real property in regards to farm
              proximity and farm practices, is modified. It is no longer specified that the real property to be purchased lie
              within one mile of a farm, rather it is stated that the property "may lie within close proximity to a farm." The
 SHB 2723     disclosure provides that "the operation of a farm involves usual and customary agricultural practices," protected   C 77 L 06    6/7/2006
              by the Right to Farm Act, in place of stating that the farm may generate usual and ordinary noise, dust, odors,
              and other associated conditions.
              Transfer of real property - Without further monetary consideration, public bodies may transfer real property
              and facilities acquired, constructed, or improved using Referendum 29 or 37 bonds to nonprofit social service
 SHB 2759     providers, in exchange for the promise to continually operate services benefiting the public on the site, subject to C 35 L 06   6/7/2006
              certain conditions. The nonprofit corporation is authorized to sell the property transferred to it, if certain
              conditions are satisfied.
           Columbia river basin - Creates a new chapter to guide the appropriation of Columbia River mainstem waters.
E2SHB 2860 Creates the Columbia River Basin Water Supply Development Account. Requires studies, data collection, and               C 6 L 06    7/1/2006
           inventories on water issues in the Columbia River basin.
          Reclaimed water - Requires the Department of Ecology to adopt new standards for reclaimed water use by the
ESHB 2884 end of 2010.                                                                                               C 279 L 06                6/7/2006




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                                                                                                                                    Status/       Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                     Chapter         Date
              Agricultural lands - Accessory agricultural-related activities and nonagricultural-related activities are allowable,
              as long as they are compatible in size, scale, and intensity of the existing agricultural use and will not interfere
              with the agricultural use of the property and neighboring properties. In addition, nonagricultural related activities,
 SHB 2917     including building, parking or supportive services may not be located outside the area already developed and           C 147 L 06   6/7/2006
              shall not convert more than one acre of agricultural land to nonagricultural use.

              Public lands statutes - Chapter 381, Laws of 2003, is repealed and policy changes from the act are
 SHB 3085     incorporated into the current statute. Changes include increasing the direct sales cap from $20,000 to $25,000        C 42 L 06     6/7/2006
              and exempting sales up to $250,000 in value from the pamphlet publication requirements.
              Hood Canal account - Creates the Hood Canal Aquatic Rehabilitation Account for programs and projects to
 SHB 3282     protect and restore Hood Canal. No specific appropriation made to account.                                           C 366 L 06     6/7/2006

              Marine mammal protection act - Joint Memorial to Congress and the President requesting to preserve Section
                                                                                                                                     Filed with Secretary of
 HJM 4031     5 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act to continue protecting Puget Sound by limiting tanker traffic.
                                                                                                                                              State.

              Forest health study - The Forest Health Strategy Work Group (Work Group) was created by the Legislature in
              2004 and directed to submit their findings and recommendations to the Legislature by December 30, 2004. The
              expired Work Group is reconstituted with its original membership roster and goals. The Work Group is directed
 ESB 5179                                                                                                                          C 342 L 06     6/7/2006
              to hold a minimum of five meetings throughout the state so that public input can be gathered. The final
              recommendations of the Work Group are due to the Legislature by no later than December 30, 2006.

              Turkey tags - Requires a $14 turkey tag for residents and a $40 turkey tag for nonresidents to hunt for turkey.
 ESB 5232     Provides that one-third of the moneys received from turkey tags is dedicated to turkey management and an              C 15 L 06     6/7/2006
              additional one-third is dedicated to upland game bird management.
          Creating the Washington invasive species council - The Washington Invasive Species Council (Council) is
          created within the Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation until the end of 2011 to provide policy level
ESSB 5385 direction, planning, and coordination for combating harmful invasive species. For the purposes of the Council's          C 152 L 06     6/7/2006
          scope, invasive species include non-native organisms that cause economic or environmental harm and are
          capable of spreading to new areas of the state.
          Aquifer levels - Establishes a mechanism to allow the non-use of a groundwater right from the Odessa aquifer
ESSB 6151 to avoid relinquishment if certain conditions are satisfied.                                                             C 168 L 06     3/22/2006

 SB 6159      Fishing for albacore tuna - A recreational fishing license will be required to fish for albacore.                     C 57 L 06     6/7/2006




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                                                                                                                                    Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                      Chapter       Date
              Group fishing permits - In addition to current authority, the Director of DFW may set conditions and issue a
              group fishing permit to groups working in partnership with and participating in DFW outdoor education
 SSB 6161     programs. At the discretion of the Director, a processing fee may be applied. The adoption of rules that set         C 16 L 06    6/7/2006
              conditions under which group fishing permits are issued by DFW is made discretionary.
          Oil spill prevention - DOE is given additional direction regarding its current rulemaking covering transfers of oil
          associated with the risk posed to people and the environment. DOE may also require a person or facility to
          provide notice of the time, location, and volume of future intended oil transfers in situations DOE defines as
          posing a higher risk. Prior notice of an oil transfer is not required for a marine fuel outlet transferring less than
          three thousand of oil in a single transaction to a ship that is not a covered vessel when scheduled less than four
ESSB 6244 hours in advance. DOE's authority over ship refueling and bunkering or lightering of petroleum products is            C 316 L 06      6/7/2006
          expanded to include motor vehicles conducting those activities. DOE's standards for deployment of containment
          equipment during oil transfers may require, in addition to alternative measures, additional measures as deemed
          necessary to enhance safety. These additional measures must be scaled to the risk posed by the oil transfer.
          DOE is authorized to conduct inspections of regulated oil transfer operations that occur over state waters.

              Small water systems - Exempts water-sewer, irrigation, and public utility districts that provide water services to
              small customer bases from the public utility tax and business and occupation tax. Provides goals for the
 SSB 6369     exemption. Requires districts that receive the exemption to file an annual report to the Department of Revenue           Governor Veto
              regarding the use of the tax savings.
              Full Text of Veto: http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/6369.pdf
              Dead animal disposal - Provides the Department of Agriculture with rule-making authority to prescribe the
 SB 6371                                                                                                                           C 156 L 06   6/7/2006
              time frame and approved methods for disposing of livestock that die because of disease.
              Livestock inspection fees - Modifies certain livestock inspection fees and provisions administered by the
 ESB 6376     Department of Agriculture.                                                                                           C 155 L 06   6/1/2006

              Milk sales - Declares it unlawful for any person to operate as a milk producer or milk processing plant without
              obtaining a license, or to sell raw milk from a dairy farm that is not so licensed. Authorizes the Director of the
              Department of Agriculture (Department) to take specified enforcement actions under certain conditions, and the
 SSB 6377                                                                                                                          C 157 L 06   6/7/2006
              person served to contest such actions through adjudicative proceedings. Directs the Department to convene a
              work group to identify barriers, solutions, best management practices, and other actions to assist small-scale
              dairies to become licensed.
              Equine industry - Authorizes the Washington horse racing commission to expend a statutorily limited amount
 SSB 6382     of its operating funds for the development of the equine industry, improvement of racing facilities, and equine      C 174 L 06   6/7/2006
              health research.




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                                                                                                                                   Status/      Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                     Chapter        Date
              Charter licenses - Establishes that charter boats include all vessels that charge a fee to fish, whether or not
              any fish are caught, or whether they are caught and then released. Clarifies that charter licenses are required on
 SSB 6401     Lake Washington and in the area of the Columbia River below the Longview Bridge. Clarifies that Oregon             C 186 L 06     6/7/2006
              charter vessels need a Washington charter license if they take on passengers in Washington.
          Comprehensive plans - Counties with updates due in 2005, 2006, or 2007 that have a population of no more
          than 50,000 and a population increase of no more than 17 percent in the previous 10 years have 3 additional
          years to complete the update, including requirements to protect critical areas. Any cities with updates due in
ESSB 6427 2005, 2006, or 2007 that have a population of no more than 5,000 and a population increase of the greater of   C 285 L 06             6/7/2006
          either 100 persons or no more than 17 percent in the previous 10 years, likewise have 3 additional years. A
          comprehensive plan can be amended more often than once a year for a planned action, as long as all public
          participation and notice requirements are observed.
          Electronic product recycling - Providing for Electronic product recycling. Requires manufacturers of covered
          electronic products offered for sale in Washington to register with DOE and to implement and finance the
                                                                                                                         C 183 L 06
ESSB 6428 collection, transportation, and recycling of covered electronic products by January 1, 2009.                                          7/1/2006
                                                                                                                         Partial Veto
          Section 26 was vetoed. Full text of Partial Veto:
          http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/6428.pdf
              Coastal crab fisheries - A coastal crab fishery license holder may not change designation to a vessel that
              exceeds the vessel length designated on the license on the date this provision takes effect by more than 10
              feet. However, if a designation is the result of an emergency transfer, the applicable vessel length would be the
 SSB 6439     most recent permanent vessel designation on the license prior to the effective date of this provision. The          C 159 L 06    6/7/2006
              Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) must, by December 31, 2010, in cooperation with the coastal crab
              fishing industry, evaluate the effectiveness of this provision.

           Columbia river basin - $250,000 of the state building construction account-state appropriation for fiscal year
           2007 is provided solely to the Department of Ecology to work with interested parties in order to study instream
           flows in the Hanford Reach and the impact of flows on the ecological condition of the Hanford Reach especially
E2SSB 6581                                                                                                                        C 169 L 06    6/7/2006
           as it relates to the needs of salmon and steelhead in that reach. The Department must report its findings to the
           Office of the Governor and to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature by July 1, 2007.

              Farms plans - Exempts farm plans (plans) developed by conservation districts from public disclosure
              requirements unless permission to release the plan has been granted by the landowner or operator requesting
              the plan, or the plan is used for applications or permit issuances. Specifies that plans developed under certain
 SSB 6617     state water pollution control provisions that are not subject to the federal Clean Water Act are subject to specific C 369 L 06   6/7/2006
              dairy and animal feedlot disclosure requirements. Obligates conservation districts, before developing a plan, to
              inform the applicable landowner or operator of the types of information that are subject to public disclosure
              requirements.

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                                                                                                                                     Status/      Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                      Chapter        Date
              Local sales and use tax - Authorizes cities with a population of less than 400,000 in a county with a population
 SSB 6686     of more than 600,000 to impose up to a 0.2 percent sales and use tax credited against the state tax to fund      C 361 L 06         6/7/2006
              services to newly annexed areas. Annexed areas must have a population of at least 10,000.
          Air pollution control boards - Boards governing a single-county authority, with a population of 400,000 or
          more people, are comprised of: (1) three appointees of cities, one each from the two cities with the most
          population in the county and one appointee of the city selection committee representing the other cities; and (2)
          one representative designated by the board of county commissioners. These members then elect an additional
ESSB 6802 citizen member who is a county resident and who has significant professional experience in the field of public      C 227 L 06          6/7/2006
          health, air quality protection, or meteorology. The embership of the city selection committee, for a single county,
          consists of the mayor of each incorporated city and town within the county, except for the mayors of the cities
          with the most population who have already designated appointees to the board.
              Domestic water users - Requires the Department of Ecology to study and report on ways that stakeholders
 SB 6861      can better understand the competing interests of surface water users in basins currently involved in a water          C 170 L 06    6/7/2006
              rights adjudication when water supplies are limited by a court order that curtails domestic water right use.
              Homeowners' assoc committee - The Homeowners' Association Act committee is created for the purpose of
              reviewing existing statutes and current issues affecting homeowners' associations. In particular, the committee
              will review the process for amending association governing documents, alternative dispute resolution                   Filed with Secretary of
 SCR 8423     mechanisms, the budget ratification process, potential conflicts between existing statutes, and the process in                  State
              which liens are placed on property for unpaid dues, among other concerns. A report on the committee's
              recommendations must be developed and submitted to the Legislature by September 1, 2007.

                                                                 General Government
              Authentication of documents - Seals required to authenticate documents need only be printed onto the
              document in some fashion, including a printout from an electronic document bearing the seal, to be considered
 HB 1471                                                                                                                            C 198 L 06    6/7/2006
              valid. Additionally, certified copies of official documents may be sent by fax or other electronic transmission and
              still be treated as genuine.




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                                                                                                                                    Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                      Chapter       Date
              Off-road vehicles - Cities with a population of less than 3000 persons may allow the use of off-road vehicles on
              streets and highways within its boundaries even if the regulations are less stringent than state statute. within its
              boundaries to be suitable for use by off-road vehicles. The legislative body of a county may, by ordinance,
              designate a road or highway within its boundaries to be suitable for use by off-road vehicles if the road or
              highway is a direct connection between a city with a population of less than three thousand persons and an off-
 HB 2617                                                                                                                           C 212 L 06   6/7/2006
              road vehicle recreation facility.ORVs operating on such streets or highways are exempt from the licensing and
              equipment standards that apply to vehicles operating on highway roads. For the purposes of liability, the bill
              states the following is not a fee: A daily charge not to exceed twenty dollars per person, per day, for access to a
              publicly owned ORV sports park, as defined in RCW 46.09.020, or other public facility accessed by a highway,
              street, or nonhighway road for the purposes of off-road vehicle use.
              Interlocal agreements - As an alternative to filing an interlocal agreement with a county auditor, a public
 HB 2676      agency may list the agreement by subject on its website or other electronically retrievable public source.           C 32 L 06    6/7/2006

              Island county boundaries - The statutory boundary provisions for Island County are revised to include
 SHB 2908     Strawberry, Baby, Minor, and Kalamut Islands.                                                                        C 146 L 06   6/7/2006

              Charter counties - The parallel duties of county auditors and financial officers as ex officio deputy state
 HB 3019      auditors are clarified. The term "financial officer" applies to the holder of that office as designated in a charter C 280 L 06   6/7/2006
              county.
              Payment of claims - Allows second-class cities or towns to pay claims out of solvent funds by check or warrant.
 HB 3056                                                                                                                           C 41 L 06    6/7/2006

              Tort claims against government - The claim filing statutes that apply to tort claims against governments are
              amended to specifically provide that they apply to claims against officers, employees, or volunteers of state or
 SHB 3120     local government when acting in that capacity. Provides that a tort claim against an officer, employee, or           C 82 L 06    6/7/2006
              volunteer of government must be properly filed before a civil suit may be commenced.
              Domestic water pumping system - A system is created within L&I to coordinate the registration of both the
              plumbing and electrical aspects of a person who installs, maintains, and repairs the pressurization and filtration
 SSB 6225                                                                                                                          C 185 L 06   6/7/2006
              equipment that acquires, treats, stores, and moves water for domestic use, including irrigation, to one or more
              residences, or certain owner-operated farms.
              Tobacco master settlement - Regarding appeal bond requirements against signatories of the tobacco master
              settlement agreement. Limits to $100 million the amount of a supersedeas bond that a tobacco manufacturer
 SB 6541      participating in the Master Settlement Agreement must post to stay execution of a civil judgment.                    C 246 L 06   6/7/2006




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                                                                                                                                       Status/       Effective
Bill Number                                                  Title / Description                                                       Chapter         Date
              Special purpose districts - Authorizes the Municipal Research Council to contract for the provision of
              consulting and research services to special purpose districts. Provides a funding mechanism for the provision
              of consulting and research services to special purpose districts. Requires the Municipal Research Council to
                                                                                                                                      C 328 L 06
 SSB 6555     provide a report to the Joint Legislative and Audit Review Committee by June 30, 2010.                                                 6/7/2006
                                                                                                                                      Partial Veto
              Section 3 was vetoed. Full text of Partial Veto:
              http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/6555.pdf
                                     Health Insurance, Human Services, Housing & Juvenile Justice
ESHB 1080 Dependent persons - Expands categories of caretakers who can be found guilty of criminal mistreatment                       C 228 L 06     6/7/2006
              Children with disabilities - Requires school districts to participate with counties in 0 - 3 programs for children                  Excluding
 SHB 1107     with developmental disabilities.                                                                                        C 269 L 06 Sec. 3 -- Eff.
                                                                                                                                                   9/1/09
              Health savings account - Requires Public Employees Benefit Board to develop health savings accounts w/
 EHB 1383                                                                                                                             C 300 L 06     6/7/2006
              high deductible health plans as an option.
          Investing in youth program - Codifies the recent pilots and establishes research-based early intervention
4SHB 1483                                                                                                                             C 304 L 06     7/1/2006
          grant programs for juvenile justice involved youth.
          Safe patient handling - Establishes a Safe Patient Handling Cmte and Program including acquisition of lifting
ESHB 1672                                                                                                                             C 165 L 06     6/7/2006
          equipment requirement for all hospitals incl state mental hospitals.
          Foster care support services - Establishes a pilot foster care program for youth up to age 21 who remain in
2SHB 2002                                                                                                                             C 266 L 06     6/7/2006
          school.
          Health care liability reform - Includes: (1) Patient Safety through no fault apology statements ; immunity from
          damages for reporting unprofessional conduct, requires prescription legibility, DOH notification of adverse
2SHB 2292 events; (2) Insurance industry reform - medical malpractice reports to Insurance Commissioner; (3) Health                    C 8 L 06      6/7/2006
          liability reform - 8 year statute of limitations except for minors, filing of certificate of merit, voluntary arbitration
          systems, arbitration award cap, and limited appeal of arbitration.
          Insanity defense - Authorizes defendant's privilege to refuse to answer questions mental exam but if used,
 HB 2328                                                                                                                              C 109 L 06     6/7/2006
          defendant forfeits use of their own expert at trial.
 SHB 2333 Home care agency workers - Authorizes health care benefit parity for agency home care workers.                               C 9 L 06      7/1/2006
          Health care declarations - Establishes an automated registry for advance directives including primary health
2SHB 2342                                                                                                                             C 108 L 06     6/7/2006
          care and mental health.




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                                                                                                                                Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                  Chapter       Date
              Family child care providers - Established collective bargaining for family child care providers.
                                                                                                                                            6/7/2006
                                                                                                                                         except Sec. 1
E2SHB 2353                                                                                                                     C 54 L 06
                                                                                                                                          - 5 effective
                                                                                                                                          immediately
              Low-income home energy assistance - Funds the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.                                      Emergency
 SHB 2370                                                                                                                       C 3 L 06
                                                                                                                                             Clause
              Cost-sharing/medical program - Prohibits DSHS from imposing premiums on children in households at or
 SHB 2376                                                                                                                   C 24 L 06        6/7/2006
              below 200% FPL
              Transfers to minors act - Raises age of cont. custodianship to 25 and age at which minor can exercise certain
  HB 2380                                                                                                                   C 204 L 06       7/1/2007
              rights to 18.
              Financial literacy - Requires a financial literacy component be added to the Workfirst Program
 SHB 2394                                                                                                                   C 107 L 06       1/1/2007
              Insurance statutes - Deletes duplicate health carrier compensation report to Insurance Commissioner & adds
  HB 2406                                                                                                                      C 25 L 06     6/7/2006
              Tri-Care to list of those excluded from definition of health plan
           Affordable Housing - Up to $25 million authorized for affordable housing and placed in Housing Trust Fund,
           only specified recipient is $4 million to Homeless Families Services Fund, CTED to implement Homeless
           Management Information System, counties required to develop capacity for continuous case management for all
                                                                                                                        C 349 L 06
E2SHB 2418 homeless, CTED required to study waiting list database, CTED required to create affordable housing database,                      6/7/2006
           allows dissolution of joint housing authorities.                                                             Partial Veto
          Sections 9, 10, and 14 were vetoed. Full text of Partial Veto:
          http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/2418.pdf
          Veteran homeownership - Requires Hsg Finance Comm to create Veterans Downpayment Homeownership
 SHB 2471                                                                                                                      C 252 L 06    6/7/2006
          Assistance Program.
          Collective bargaining regarding hours - Requires collective bargaining be instituted for hours of work by                         Emergency
ESHB 2475 independent providers.                                                                                               C 106 L 06
                                                                                                                                             Clause
              Health carrier information - Requires annual financial & enrollment data report to Insurance Commissioner
 SHB 2500                                                                                                                      C 104 L 06    6/7/2006
              Mental health services - Technical fix clarifying the exemption of small group plans from mental health parity                Emergency
  HB 2501     bill from 2005.                                                                                                  C 47 L 06
                                                                                                                                             Clause
  HB 2562     Flavored malt beverage - Clarifies flavored malt beverages are included in definition of beer                    C 225 L 06    6/7/2006
              Methamphetamine precursors - Adds iodine, iodine matrix or methysulfonylmethane methamphetamine
  HB 2567                                                                                                                      C 188 L 06    6/7/2006
              precursor drugs to criminal penalties' sections.




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                                                                                                                                  Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                    Chapter       Date
           Small employer health insurance - Allows small employers to receive subsidized health insurance through the
E2SHB 2572 Basic Health Plan for their employees with incomes less than 200% FPL & requires DSHS to request federal    C 255 L 06             6/7/2006
           authority to shift excess Children's Insurance Program funds to the BHP.
           Health information technology - Requires promotion of use of health technology systems incl electronic
 SHB 2573 medical records and pilot in city, county and DOC facility with recs for statewide implementation.           C 103 L 06             6/7/2006

           Establishing a health technology assessment program - Establishes a health technology clinical committee.
           Requires the administrator, in consultation with participating agencies and the committee, to select the health
           technologies to be reviewed by the committee under this act. Up to six may be selected for review in the first
           year after the effective date of this act, and up to eight may be selected in the second year after the effective
           date of this act. In making the selection, priority shall be given to any technology for which:
           (1) There are concerns about its safety, efficacy, or cost-effectiveness, especially relative to existing         C 307 L 06
E2SHB 2575                                                                                                                                    6/7/2006
           alternatives, or significant variations in its use;                                                               Partial Veto
           (2) Actual or expected state expenditures are high, due to demand for the technology, its cost, or both; and
           (3) There is adequate evidence available to conduct the complete review.

              Section 6 was vetoed. Full text of Partial Veto:
              http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/2575.pdf
 EHB 2716     Nursing facility payment - Recalculates the nursing home funding formula                                           C 258 L 06   7/1/2006
          Veterans Innovations Program - The bill creates the veterans innovations program account, and repeals the
2SHB 2754 account, effective June 30, 2017. Earnings from investments will be credited to the general fund.                      C 343 L 06   6/7/2006

              Transfer of real property - Authorizes the continuation of providing real property and facilities purchased with
 SHB 2759     Referendum 29 or 37 funds to non-profits for less than fair market value under specific conditions.                C 35 L 06    6/7/2006

          Domestic violence information - Communications between domestic violence advocates and victims
ESHB 2848                                                                                                                        C 259 L 06   6/7/2006
          privileged and may not be disclosed without consent of victim.
          Assisted living facility - Requires DSHS to establish capital add-on rate for assisted living facilities w/
ESHB 2925                                                                                                                        C 260 L 06   7/1/2006
          medicaid occupancy of 60% or greater.
          Department of early learning - Creates the Department of Early Learning which includes ECAP from CTED
2SHB 2964                                                                                                                        C 264 L 06   7/1/2006
          and child care from DSHS
          Community rates/health plans - Requires use of adjusted community rates when individual insured is member
 HB 2972 of a purchasing pool & Insurance Commissioner to seek federal opinion on legality of certain pools before               C 100 L 06   6/7/2006.
          implementation.
          Affordable housing incentive - Authorizes cities, towns and counties to implement affordable housing
ESHB 2984                                                                                                                        C 149 L 06   6/7/2006
          incentive programs.


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                                                      WSAC 2006 Session Wrap-up
                                                                                                                               Status/      Effective
Bill Number                                               Title / Description                                                  Chapter        Date
              Foster care health unit - Requires the Children's Administration, DSHS to established foster care health unit to
 SHB 2985     ensure medical dental and mental health care for children in foster care. (Expected veto request from DSHS).     C 221 L 06   6/7/2006

              Family support act - Uniform Interstate Family Support Act 2002 amendments adopted effective 1-01-07.
 HB 3048                                                                                                                      C 96 L 06     6/7/2006

2SHB 3070 Nonprofit housing - Increases bond limit for Housing Finance Commission to $4.5billion.                    C 262 L 06             6/7/2006
          Health care services - Annual report required on employment status of those on BHP and Medicaid. Reporting
          requirements to Legislature on the number of Basic Health Plan enrollees and medical assistance recipients
          who report being empoyed or report being the dependent of someone who was employed and the total cost to
                                                                                                                     C 264 L 06
ESHB 3079 the state for these enrollees. Information to be reported by employer for employees having more than 50                           6/7/2006
          employees as enrollees or recipients, or with dependents as enrollees or recipients.                       Partial Veto

          Section 3 was vetoed. Full text of Partial Veto:
          http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/3079.pdf
          Foster care critical support - Authorizes short-term therapeutic and educational services for certain high-risk
          categories of foster care children, & report and recs from DSHS on Child Abuse and Neglect policies and
          procedures including destruction of unfounded reports, & share information on behavioral, emotional and            C 353 L 06
2SHB 3115 sexually reactive children with caregivers (Partial veto from DSHS expected).                                                     6/7/2006
                                                                                                                             Partial Veto
              Section 5 was vetoed. Full text of Partial Veto:
              http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/3115.pdf
              Child protective services - Adds CPS, CWS, APS workers to those against whom stalking is a class c felony
 HB 3122      & creates worker reimbursement programs for some of the costs of an assault.                                    C 95 L 06     6/7/2006

              Kinship caregivers - Clarifies authority of kinship caregivers to authorize mental health treatmen excluding
 HB 3139                                                                                                                      C 93 L 06     6/7/2006
              parent-initated commitment alternative.
              Low-income persons - Creates pilots for building economic self-sufficiency through asset building for
 HB 3156                                                                                                                      C 91 L 06     6/7/2006
              community action agencies.
              Tribal foster care licensing - Expands licensing authority to include homes on or near federally recognized
 SHB 3182     Indian reservation and provides for immunity from claims against these homes.                                   C 90 L 06     6/7/2006

              Conditional release - Authorizes sexually violent predators to be detained by local law enforcement while on
 HB 3205      conditional release and to be returned either to secure community treatment facility or to local jail.          C 202 L 06    6/7/2006

          Mercury-containing vaccines - Restricts vaccines containing mercury believed to contribute to developmental
ESSB 5305                                                                                                                     C 231 L 06    6/7/2006
          disabilities and other disabilities.
          Breast & cervical cancer - DOH authorized to administer an early detection program for breast and cervical
2ESB 5714                                                                                                                     C 55 L 06     6/7/2006
          can for women ages 40 - 64 with income at or below 250% FPL.
          K-12 skill centers - Expands skill centers which provide services for youth with learning/behavioral disorders.
2SSB 5717                                                                                                                     C 118 L 06    6/7/2006

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                                                        WSAC 2006 Session Wrap-up
                                                                                                                                    Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                     Chapter       Date
              Hepatitis C treatments - Under the state's presecription drug program, the requirement that a pharmacist
              exchange a preferred drug for any non-preferred drug does not apply to a refill of an immunomodulator/antiviral
 SSB 5838     treatment for Hepatitis C for which an established, fixed duration of therapy is prescribed for at least 24 weeks,   C 238 L 06   6/7/2006
              but not more than 48 weeks.
           Family & medical leave act - Portions of the state Family Leave Law are amended to conform in part to the
           federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The act applies to all employers in the state, including local governments
 SSB 6185 which employe 50 or more employees for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in                  C 59 L 06    6/7/2006
           the current or preceding calendar year. An employee is entitled to a total of 12 workweeks of leave in a 12
           month period for certain conditions.
           Prostate cancer screening - After December 31, 2006, health plans are required to cover prostate cancern
 SSB 6188 screening, provided that the screening is delivered upon the recommendation of a patient's physician, advanced           C 367 L 06   6/7/2006
           registered nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
           Private air ambulances - Private air ambulance services that solicit and accept membership subscriptions,
           charge fees and provide services are not considered to be insurers under Washington State statututes, if they
  SB 6231                                                                                                                          C 61 L 06    6/7/2006
           meet licensure and aeromedical transport services criteria, have been in operation in Washington for a
           minimum of 2 years, and submit evidence of compliance to the OIC.
           Controlled substances - AG's meth bill including funding for review of local meth action teams, state incentive                      6/7/2006
           for enacting 1/10th cent sales tax authorized in 2005 for MH/SA treatment, local narcotics task forces,                              excluding
E2SSB 6239 expanding contaminated property authority, and enhanced sentencing for meth-related crimes.                             C 339 L 06   sec. 108
                                                                                                                                                effective
                                                                                                                                                 1/1/07
              Parking for legally blind - Expands disabled parking privileges to legally blind if also have limited mobility.
 SSB 6287                                                                                                                          C 357 L 06   6/7/2006
  SB 6368  Nursing facility bed tax - Repeals nursing home bed tax.                                                                C 64 L 06    7/1/2007
  SB 6373  Boarding homes - Current bed hold policy of 20 days continued.                                                          C 64 L 06    6/7/2006
           Long-term care settings - Allows supportive services to be provided to non-residents of continuing care
ESSB 6391                                                                                                                          C 242 L 06   6/7/2006
           retirement communities living in the independent senior housing setting.
           Community-based health care - Codifies and funds community-based health care programs which connect
E2SSB 6459                                                                                                                         C 67 L 06    6/7/2006
           low-income to treatment through the Community Health Care Collaborative Grant Program.
           Syrup taxes - Authorizes B&O tax credit against pop syrup tax authorized in Ref. 43 for substance abuse
 SSB 6533                                                                                                                          C 245 L 06   7/1/2006
           treatment
 SSB 6572 Landlord-tenant act - Changes unlawful detainer processes.                                                               C 51 L 06    6/7/2006
           Sex & kidnapping offenders - Requires OSPI to convene work group to develop model policy for schools to
ESSB 6580                                                                                                                          C 135 L 06   6/7/2006
           follow when notified a juvenile sex offender is enrolled.
 SSB 6613 Internet gambling - Prohibits internet gambling.                                                                         C 290 L 06   6/7/2006


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                                                                                                                                    Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                     Chapter       Date
          Threatening individuals - Codified DSHS policies and procedures regarding the Community Protection                                    Emergency
E2SSB 6630                                                                                                                         C 303 L 06
          Program for persons with developmental disabilities.                                                                                   Clause
          Adoption - DSHS required to create standardized training for employees about multi-ethnic and inter-ethnic
ESSB 6635 adoptions, DOH to set up data base, AG may bring consumer protection action for unauthorized advertising.                C 248 L 06    6/7/2006

              Adult family home providers - Requires 48 hr training before being granted license for adult family home.
 SB 6637                                                                                                                           C 249 L 06    6/7/2006
          Mental health counselors - Authorizes supervised experience by an equally qualified mental health practitioner
 SB 6658                                                                                                                 C 69 L 06     6/7/2006
          to qualify for requiements to be a mental health counselor.
          Services to children - Extends the life of the Administration and Delivery of Services to Children Task Force
ESB 6741                                                                                                                 C 251 L 06    6/7/2006
          additional year to 12-1-06 and adds representatives from OSPI and Public Defenders.
          Persons with mental disorder - Amends Request for Proposals process for Regional Support Networks who                        7-01-06
          failed 2005 Request for Qualifications; adds prohibitions against lawsuits against DSHS by local government;                  except
          and changes responsibilities for short and long-term commitments to the state mental hospitals.                              sections
2SSB 6793                                                                                                                C 333 L 06 101-103, 107,
                                                                                                                                       202,301
                                                                                                                                       effective
                                                                                                                                     immediately
SSB 6806 Domestic violence - Creates Domestic Violence Hope Card Study Committee.                                        C 295 L 06    6/7/2006
          Mobile/manufactured homes - Park owners must incl list of tenants when they report to CTED regarding
SSB 6851                                                                                                                 C 296 L 06    6/7/2006
          conversion or closure, must include information regarding closure in all leases w/ tenants.
                                                                     Law & Justice
              Citations and infractions - Removes the requirement that a person cited for a traffic infraction sign the notice
 SHB 1650                                                                                                                          C 270 L 06    6/7/2006
              of infraction or citation.
              Identity Theft - Adds identity theft in the 1st and 2nd degree to the list of designated "crimes against persons,"
 HB 1966                                                                                                                           C 271 L 06    6/7/2006
              a conviction of which allows for additional restrictions at sentencing.
              Insanity defense - Removes a defendant's statutory privilege against self-incrimination during an insanity
 HB 2328      defense mental examination. Prevents a defendant's mental condition expert from testifying at trial if the           C 109 L 06    6/7/2006
              defendant fails to cooperate during an insanity defense mental examination.
              Tribal police officers - Authorizes the Criminal Justice Training Commission to grant, deny or revoke the
 HB 2367      certification of tribal officers employed by a tribal government that has requested certification for its police C 22 L 06         1/1/2007
              officers.
              Monitoring sex offenders - Authorizes state DOC to electronically monitor certain sex offenders as a condition
              of community custody using the most appropriate monitoring technology given the individual circumstances of
 SHB 2407                                                                                                                      C 130 L 06        6/7/2006
              the offender. Provides immunity from civil liability for state and local governments and employees.


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                                                                                                                                     Status/       Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                      Chapter         Date
              Sex/kidnapping offenders - Requires sex and kidnapping offenders to provide "complete " addresses when
              registering with the sheriff. Decreases time within which offenders from out of state must register from 30 days                     Effective
              to 72 hours. Requires homeless offenders to list where they stayed during the previous week, and where they                       Immediately,
                                                                                                                                                  except for
              plan to stay during the forthcoming week, when they report to the county sheriff. The bill also amends SSB
                                                                                                                                                  Section 2,
              6775.
  HB 2409                                                                                                                           C 126 L 06 which because
                                                                                                                                               of prior double
                                                                                                                                                amendment,
                                                                                                                                                 takes effect
                                                                                                                                                    9/1/06.

           Victim of uninsured motorist - An insurer is required to provide coverage whether or not an incident was
           intentional unless the insurer can demonstrate that the covered person intended to cause the damage for which
 SHB 2415 the covered person is seeking coverage. If the covered person was the                                                     C 187 L 06     6/7/2006
           intended victim of a tortfeasor, the incident must be reported to law enforcement and the covered person must
           cooperate with any related investigation.
           Sexual assault advocates - Amends current law to clarify that communications "made between" a sexual
 HB 2454                                                                                                                             C 30 L 06     6/7/2006
           assault victim and sexual assault advocate are privileged.
           Insuring victims of crimes - Prohibits insurers from taking adverse underwriting actions in response to claims
 SHB 2481                                                                                                                           C 145 L 06     6/7/2006
           stemming from the crime of arson or malicious mischief.
           Health technology assessment - Hospitals, integrated delivery systems, and providers to adopt health
           information technologies (including medical records) by 2012. The DOC, in consultation with the sheriffs and
           police chiefs, WACO, WSAC and AWC shall prepare a recommendation to the 2007 Legislature regarding how
           to implement a statewide integrated electronic health records system to facilitate and expedite the transfers of         C 307 L 06
E2SHB 2575                                                                                                                                         6/7/2006
           inmate health information between state and local correctional facilities. Recommendations shall be presented            Partial Veto
           to the Legislature by 12/31/06.
           Section 6 was vetoed. Full text of Partial Veto:
           http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/2575.pdf
           Failure to secure a load - Expands eligibility for Crime Victims Compensation funds to include persons who are
 HB 2612                                                                                                                            C 268 L 06     6/7/2006
           victims of the crime of "failure to secure a load."
              Sex offender treatment - A sex offender treatment provider may not provide treatment to any convicted sex
 SHB 2654     offender if the provider has been convicted of a sex offense. The DOH may not issue a certificate or affiliate        C 134 L 06     6/7/2006
              certificate to any sex offender treatment provider that has been convicted of a sex offense.
              Organized retail theft - Three new theft-related crimes are established: theft with the intent to resell, organized
  HB 2704     retail theft, and retail theft with extenuating circumstances. These are intended to target organized groups that     C 277 L 06     6/7/2007
              steal very large quantities from retailers.



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                                                                                                                                       Status/      Effective
Bill Number                                                  Title / Description                                                       Chapter        Date
          Missing persons - Requires investigators to file a missing person report and collect DNA samples when a
          person reported missing has not been found within 30 days of the report or at any time the investigator suspects
          criminal activity to be the basis of the victim being missing. Requires the State Patrol to store descriptive
2SHB 2805 information and dental records collected from a missing person in the agency's missing persons database.         C 102 L 06               6/7/2006
          WASPC will create a website with relevant information about missing persons. WACO will develop protocols to
          improve reporting and investigation of missing persons.
          Domestic violence info - Makes communications between a domestic violence victim and a DV advocate
ESHB 2848 privileged. Prohibits a DV program from disclosing information about a recipient of services unless the recipient           C 259 L 06    6/7/2006
          consents or unless required by statute or court order.
              Sound & video recordings by law enforcement - Amends current law to limit the requirement for
              simultaneous operation of audie and video equipment in a law enforcement vehicle to only "when the operating
 SHB 2876                                                                                                                             C 38 L 06     6/7/2006
              system has been activated for an event." Once an event has been recorded, the audio equipment may be
              turned off.
              LEOFFRS disability allowance - LEOFF 2 members totally disabled in the line of duty are entitled to a
              disability allowance equal to 70 percent of final average salary, except that the total disability benefit is reduced
 HB 2932      to the extent that in combination with Workers' Compensation payments and Social Security disability benefits,          C 39 L 06    Immediately
              the disabled member would not eceive more that 100 percent of final average salary.
              LEOFFRS death benefit - Extends the LEOFF 2 lineof-duty death benefit to survivors of members who die as
 SHB 2933     a result of certain occupational diseases arising from employment.                                                      C 351 L 06    6/7/2006

          Firearms training for retired law enforcement - To satisfy requirements contained in the federal Law
ESHB 2951 Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004, a process is created for issuing firearms certificates to Washington               C 40 L 06     6/7/2006
          residents who are qualified retired law enforcement officers.
              Metropolitan park districts - Metropolitan park districts must adopt requirements for criminal record checks,
              through the Washington State Patrol, for job applicants, volunteers, and independent contractors who have
 HB 2991      unsupervised access to children or vulnerable adults or who handle money or credit card payments. Current               C 222 L 06    6/7/2006
              permanent employees are exempt from this requirement.
              Conditional release - A law enforcement officer responding to a request from DSHS may apprehend a sexually
              violent predator who is living at a Secure Community Transition Facility (SCTF) if the officer believes the
 HB 3205      offender is not complying with the terms of his or her conditional release. The person may be detained in the C 282 L 06              6/7/2006
              county jail or may be returned to the SCTF.
              Sex offenders - In order to be eligible for a Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative (SSOSA), an offender
 HB 3252      must admit he or she committed the underlying offense. A SSOSA is not available to an offender who enters an C 133 L 06               6/7/2006
              Alford plea.



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                                                                                                                                  Status/       Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                    Chapter         Date
              Sentence review board - Adds more members to the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB). Requires
              the ISRB to provide opportunities for input from victims when reviewing a "determinate-plus" offender for
              possible release.                                                                                             C 313 L 06
 EHB 3261                                                                                                                                 Immediately
                                                                                                                            Partial Veto
              Sections 1 and 3 were vetoed. Full text of Partial Veto:
              http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/3261.pdf
              Sex offense/special verdict - Authorizes special verdicts that would result in harsher punishment for certain                 Effective
              sex offenses against children and vulnerable adults by increasing the minimum sentences to 25 years or the                  Immediately,
              maximum of the standard sentence range, whichever is greater, when a special allegation is made and proven                    except for
              beyond a reasonable doubt.                                                                                                     sections
                                                                                                                                             5 and 7
 HB 3277                                                                                                                    C 122 L 06        which,
                                                                                                                                           because of
                                                                                                                                           prior double
                                                                                                                                         amendments
                                                                                                                                         take effect on
                                                                                                                                              7/1/06
              DUI penalties - Makes drunk driving a felony, ranked as a seriousness level V if the offender: (a) has four or
 HB 3317      more prior offenses within 10 years; or (b) has ever been convicted of vehicular assault or vehicular homicide       C 73 L 06    7/1/2007
              while under the influence. Presumptive sentence range is 22 - 29 months in state prison.
              Statute of limits/felonies - For all felony sex offense cases, the time period for the statute of limitations begins
 SSB 5042     to run on the date the crime was committed or 1 year from the date on which the identity of the suspect is           C 132 L 06   6/7/2006
              conclusively established by DNA testing, whichever is later.
              Criminal justice officials - Prohibits publication of information that poses a serious and imminent threat to
              criminal-justice-system personnel or their families. Provides exceptions for information published in good faith
 SSB 5654     by auditors and assessors. Creates a civil cause of action against a person who publishes personal information C 355 L 06         6/7/2006
              about criminal-justice personnel or their families on the internet.
          Health info/law enforcement - A health care provider is required to disclose health care information about a
          patient without the patient's consent upon request of local, state, or federal law enforcement authorities for any
          patient who has been, or is being, treated for any injury arising from: (1) the discharge of a firearm; (2) a sharp
ESSB 6106 or pointed instrument which law enforcement authorities reasonably believe to have been intentionally inflicted; C 235 L 06           3/27/2006
          or (3) a blunt force injury which law enforcement authorities reasonably believe resulted from a criminal act. Law
          enforcement authorities can make the request for the information orally or in writing to a nursing supervisor,
          administrator, or designated privacy official.




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                                                                                                                              Status/      Effective
Bill Number                                              Title / Description                                                  Chapter        Date
              Sex offender registration - Released sex offenders coming to Washington from out of state, including those
 SSB 6144     who are returning Washington residents, and who are required to register with law enforcement, must complete   C 127 L 06    9/1/2006
              that registration within 3 days of establishing or re-establishing Washington residency.
           Sex offenders - Possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct is raised from a class
           C to a class B felony. It is defined as a "sex offense" and ranked at a seriousness level VI for sentencing
2SSB 6172                                                                                                                     C 139 L 06   6/7/2006
           purposes. Voyeurism is ranked at a seriousness level II for sentencing purposes. Communication with a minor
           for immoral purposes includes electronic communications.
           Controlled substances - Counties who impose the sales tax authorized in SB 5763 (passed 2005) may seek
           up to $100,000 from the Legislature for additional mental health or substance abuse treatment. Pilot projects are
           established to provide drug task forces to three rural parts of the state. Local health officers (LHOs) in
           consultation with law enforcement are granted authority to seek a warrant to conduct inspections of property.
           LHOs are granted the authority to issue emergency, 72-hour orders when they determine the order is necessary
E2SSB 6239 to protect public health. In addition to condemning or demolishing contaminated property, city or county officials C 339 L 06   6/7/2006
           may take additional actions such as prohibiting use, occupancy, or removal of property, or order its
           decontamination. DOE, in consultation with local health jurisdictions and their corresponding city or county
           governments, will conduct a pilot program to demonstrate application of existing MTCA and other available
           resources to cleanup methamphetamine contaminated property for public purpose. Sentence enhancements for
           ranked drug offenses are to be served consecutively.
           Committee on offender programs - A joint task force is created to review offender programs, sentencing, and
           supervision upon re-entry into the community, with the stated goal of increasing public safety, maximizing
 SSB 6308                                                                                                                     C 267 L 06   6/7/2006
           rehabilitation, and lowering recidivism. A report must be presented to the Governor and the appropriate
           committees of the Legislature by 11/15/06. WSAC has a seat on the task force.
           Sex offender registration - Clarifies that any knowing non-compliance with the sex offender registration statute                6/7/06,
           constitutes the crime of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Second and subsequent convictions for the                     except for
           offense are ranked at seriousness level II, which results in a mandatory prison term.                                          section 2
                                                                                                                                           which,
2SSB 6319                                                                                                                    C 128 L 06 because of
                                                                                                                                        prior double
                                                                                                                                        amendments
                                                                                                                                            takes
                                                                                                                                        effect 9/1/06
              Sex offender information - WASPC must convene a sex-offender model policy work group to conduct
              community meetings around state to identify best practices on registration, community notification, and
 SSB 6320     strategies for sex-offender management. The work group's final draft model policy will be presented to WASPC C 137 L 06      6/7/2006
              for adoption. If adopted, WASPC must train law enforcement on the new policy across the state. Subject to
              future funding, WASPC is authorized to continue to conduct workshops

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                                                                                                                                     Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                      Chapter       Date
              Sex offender residences - Removes the expiration date for provisions that prohibit certain sex offenders from
              living in close proximity to schools. Pre-empts local ordinances on the same subject. Requires the Association
              of Washington Cities in consultation with other stakeholders (including WSAC) to adopt concensus standards
 SSB 6325                                                                                                                    C 131 L 06          6/7/2006
              regarding residency restrictions for sex offenders and make recommendations to the Legislature by 12/31/07. If
              AWC fails to submit concensus standards, the statewide pre-emption remains permanently in effect.

          Assault of child/second degree - Assault of a child in the 2nd degree with sexual motivation is added to the
 SSB 6406                                                                                                                      C 124 L 06        6/7/2006
          list of two-strikes crimes and to the list of crimes subject to determinate-plus sentencing.
          Sexual conduct with animal - Animal cruelty in the first degree is committed when a person knowingly
          engages in or aids another person to engage in sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal. A person who
SSB 6417 knowingly permits such conduct on premises under his or her control or who knowingly participates as an               C 191 L 06        6/7/2006
          observer, organizer, promoter, or advertiser is also guilty of animal cruelty in the first degree. Animal cruelty in
          the first degree is a class C felony ranked at seriousness level III.
          Crime with sexual motivation - A statutory sexual motivation enhancement is created for sentencing
          purposes. Additional time in total confinement, consecutive to all other sentencing , must be served if a
2SSB 6460 conviction includes a special verdict or judicial finding that the crime underlying the conviction was committed     C 123 L 06        7/1/2006
          with sexual motivation. If a previous sentence has included a sexual motivation enhancement, the time that
          must be served in total confinement for subsequent sexual motivation enhancements doubles.
              Sex offender registration - A level II or III sex offender with a fixed residence must report to the county sheriff
                                                                                                                                                   6/7/06,
              in person every 90 days. .
                                                                                                                                                 except for
                                                                                                                                                 section 2,
                                                                                                                                                   which,
 SSB 6519                                                                                                                           C 129 L 06 because of
                                                                                                                                                prior double
                                                                                                                                               amendments,
                                                                                                                                                takes effect
                                                                                                                                               on 9/1/2006.
              Animal fighting - Clarifies that the offense of "animal fighting" requires knowing promotion, organization,
              participation in, advertisement, or performance of any service in the furtherance of animal fighting. Also clarifies
 SB 6568                                                                                                                           C 287 L 06    6/7/2006
              that the offense includes being a spectator, as well as that the prohibited wagering activity may occur at any
              place.
              Sex offender information - The information relevant to a particular registered sex offender that a county sheriff
 SB 6576      must forward to the Washington State Patrol, for inclusion in the state's central registry of sex and kidnapping     C 136 L 06    6/7/2006
              offenders, must include the sex offender's risk level classification.



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                                                                                                                                       Status/       Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                        Chapter         Date
              Sex & kidnapping offenders - The OSPI is required to convene a workgroup to develop a model policy for
ESSB 6580                                                                                                                             C 135 L 06     6/7/2006
              schools to follow when receiving notification from the sheriff's office that a sex offender is enrolled.
              Internet gambling - The internet and telecommunications systems are added to the list of means over which a
              person is prohibited from knowingly transmitting or receiving wagers or other gambling information. The penalty
 SSB 6613                                                                                                                             C 290 L 06     6/7/2006
              is increased from a gross misdemeanor to a Class C felony. The Lottery Commission is prohibited from offering
              any game where the internet can be used to buy tickets or chances.
              Sellers of travel - Creates a new crime of "promoting travel for prostitution." is created. A person commits the
              offense is he/she knowingly sells or offers to sell travel services that include or facilitate travel for the purpose
 SB 6731                                                                                                                              C 250 L 06     6/7/2006
              of patronizing a prostitute or promoting prostitution. Violation of this provision is an unranked class C felony.

              Criminal trespass/children - Allows facilities that provide services to children to exclude certain sex offenders
              from the premises of the facilities. Provides immunity from civil liability to these facilities for ejecting an offender
 SSB 6775                                                                                                                              C 125 L 06   Immediately
              or failing to eject an offender. Imposes criminal liability on an offender who remains within, or returns to, a
              facility that has excluded him or her.
              Domestic violence - Establishes the "domestic violence hope card study committee" to review the advisability
              of providing wallet-size cards to victims of domestic violence that document the existence of a protection order
 SSB 6806     and provide identifying information regarding the respondent, including a photograph, and contents of a                  C 295 L 06    6/7/2006
              protection order in addition to contact information for the victim to utilize the court system, gain access to
              domestic violence services, and contact law enforcement.
                                                                   Pensions & Labor
              Workers' comp applications - Creates an L & I pilot project allowing participating employers to assist workers
 SHB 2537                                                                                                                             C 254 L 06     6/7/2006
              in filing industrial insurance claims.
              Warrants/chapter 49.17 RCW - Provides that L&I must obtain consent when entering a worksite under the
 SHB 2538     Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act. Authorizes L&I to request a court to issue and authorizes a court          C 31 L 06      6/7/2006
              to grant a search warrant for inspection under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act.
              VFF&RO's relief & pension - Adds performance of other officially assigned secondary duties, including
              maintenance, public education, inspections and being on standby under the orders of the chief to the definition
 SHB 2608                                                                                                                     C 26 L 06              6/7/2006
              of "performance of duty" for members of the Volunteer Fire Fighters' and Reserve Officers' Relief and Pension
              System.
              Retirement contribution rate - Sets minimum contribution rates beginning in 2009 for amortizing the unfunded
              liability in the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) Plan 1 of 2.68 percent of compensation. Sets a
 HB 2681                                                                                                                      C 365 L 06             7/1/2009
              process for determining the minimum employer/employee contribution rates beginning in 2009 for PERS, TRS,
              and SERS Plans 2 & 3.
              Vesting after 5 years - The vesting requirement in Plans 3 of PERS, TERS, and SERS is reduced to 5 years of
 SHB 2684                                                                                                                     C 33 L 06              6/7/2006
              service for those members who complete at least 1 year of service after age 44.

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                                                                                                                                   Status/      Effective
Bill Number                                               Title / Description                                                      Chapter        Date
          Public safety employees' retirement system - Replaces the list of job classes that are eligible for
ESHB 2685 participation in the Public Safety Employees' Retirement System (PSERS) with a set of membership criteria.              C 309 L 06   Immediately
          Sets specific criteria for eligible positions.
          LEOFFRS plan 1 - Removes the 60 percent of final average salary cap on retirement allowances paid by
          LEOFF 1, which had been applied to some plan members but not all. Establishes a joint executive task force to
                                                                                                                                  C 350 L 06 part 6/7/06;
 SHB 2688 determine how local government can fund post-retirement medical benefits LEOFF 1 members.
                                                                                                                                  Partial Veto part 7/1/06
          Section 2 was vetoed. Full text of the Partial Veto:
          http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/2688.pdf
          Additional service credit - Permits members of PERS, TERS & SERS Plans 1, 2 and 3, the PSERS Plan 2,
          LEOFF Plan 1, and the Washington State Patrol Retirement System to purchase up to five years of service
 HB 2690                                                                                                                          C 214 L 06    7/1/2006
          credit at full actuarial value. Allows a member purchasing service to pay for all or part of the cost with a transfer
          from an eligible retirement account.
          Retirement for justices - Justices and Superior Court and Court of Appeals judges have the option of ceasing
          participation in the Judicial Retirement Account, and accruing service in PERS at higher benefit multipliers.
 SHB 2691                                                                                                                         C 189 L 06    1/1/2007
          District/municipal judges may participate, but there is to be no employer contribution and the judge must bear
          the full cost.
          LEOFFRS disability allowance - LEOFF 2 members totally disabled in the line of duty are entitled to a
          disability allowance equal to 70 percent of final average salary, except that the total disability benefit is reduced
 HB 2932 to the extent that in combination with Workers' Compensation payments and Social Security disability benefits,            C 39 L 06   Immediately
          the disabled member would not eceive more that 100 percent of final average salary.
              LEOFFRS death benefit - Extends the LEOFF 2 lineof-duty death benefit to survivors of members who die as
 SHB 2933     a result of certain occupational diseases arising from employment.                                                  C 351 L 06    6/7/2006

              Compensation for disability - Requires L&I to calculate the reduction in industrial insurance benefits per
 HB 3134      federal Social Security benefits using a formula in federal law and guidelines in state law.                        C 163 L 06    6/7/2006

              Wage payment requirements - For violations of wage payment requirements, authorizes L&I to order payment
              of wages owed, including interest and, for willful violations of wage payment requirements, civil penalties.
 SHB 3185     Establishes procedures for administrative review of citations and notices of assessment, and for collection of       C 89 L 06    6/7/2006
              unpaid wages, interest, and civil penalties.
              Unemployment insurance - Re-enacts sections of a 2003 law defining "good cause" for leaving a job, and
 EHB 3278     applies retroactively to unemployment claims effective on or after 1/4/04.                                           C 12 L 06    6/7/2006

              Family & medical leave act - The state Family Leave Law is amended to conform to the federal Family and
 SSB 6185                                                                                                                          C 59 L 06    6/7/2006
              Medical Leave Act, which has been the applicable law.




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                                                                                                                                  Status/      Effective
Bill Number                                               Title / Description                                                     Chapter        Date
              Disability pension options - Workers' compensation total permanent disability pensioners will receive their full
              monthly benefit if their designated beneficiary dies, or in the case of a designated spouse, they become
 SB 6264      divorced. Currently, workers may not have the ability to restore their full allowable benefit in the event their   C 154 L 06    6/7/2006
              designated beneficiary dies or they are divorced.
              Collective bargaining - The length of collective bargaining agreements between local government and an
 SB 6411      exclusive bargaining representative is changed from three years to six years.                                          Governor Veto
              Full text of Veto: http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/6411.pdf
              Minimum monthly benefit - The $1,000 alternative minimum benefit in PERS 1 and TRS 1 is extended to
 SB 6453      members who have at least 20 years of service and who have been retired for at least 25 years. A 3 percent         C 244 L 06    7/1/2006
              annual increase is added to the $1,000 minimum benefit.
              LEOFFRS killed at work - The retirement allowance paid to survivors of LEOFF 2 members killed in the line of
 SB 6723      duty includes reimbursement for the cost of participating in a PEBB health insurance plan.                         C 345 L 06    6/7/2006

          Unemployment insurance - Retains the weekly benefit using "two quarter averaging." Modifies the voluntary
          quit provisions applicable to mandatory military transfers. Requires the Employment Security Department to
ESSB 6885 study and report to the Legislature by 12/1/06, on: (1) repeat episodes of unemployment; (2) rate class 40             C 13 L 06     6/7/2006
          employers; (3) employer turnover; and (4) fraud prevention methods.
          State funding stabilization - The Pension Funding Stabilization Account is established for the purpose of
          making employer contributions to specified state-funded retirement systems, subject to legislative appropriation.
          Monies in the account will be invested by the State Investment Board, with the investment earnings retained in
ESSB 6896 the account. New supplemental employer contribution rates are established for the purpose of reducing the              C 56 L 06    Immediately
          unfunded actuarial liabilities of plan 1 of the Public Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers'
          Retirement System. Beginning January 1, 2007, a 1.77 percent contribution is established as part of the basic
          state and employer contribution rate for all plans in PERS and PSERS.

                                                                    Public Health
          On-site sewage/marine areas - Requires on site management plans to be in place for all Puget Sound
3SHB 1458 Counties. Requires inventory of all known and unknown systems.                                                         C 18 L 06     6/7/2006

          Volunteer medical worker - Establishes a retired volunteer medical worker license for an applicant who,
          among other things, submits proof of registration as a volunteer with a local organization for emergency services
          or management. Licensed holders must be supervised and may practice only those duties that correspond to
ESHB 1850 the scope of their emergency worker assignment not to exceed their scope of practice prior to retirement.         C 72 L 06          6/7/2006
          Provides immunity to local government or any other agency utilizing a covered volunteer for any act or omission
          while engaged in a covered activity and meeting certain criteria.



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                                                                                                                                    Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                      Chapter       Date
              Health info technology - Establishes state health technology assessment programs - required to meet federal
 SHB 2573     requirements.                                                                                                        C 103 L 06   6/7/2006

           Health technology assessment - Hospitals, integrated delivery systems, and providers to adopt health
           information technologies (including medical records) by 2012. The DOC, in consultation with the sheriffs and
           police chiefs, WACO, WSAC and AWC shall prepare a recommendation to the 2007 Legislature on how to
           implement a statewide integrated electronic health records system to facilitate and expedite the transfers of C 307 L 06
E2SHB 2575                                                                                                                                      6/7/2006
           inmate health information between state and local correctional facilities. Recommendations shall be presented Partial Veto
           to the Legislature by 12/31/06.
          Section 6 was vetoed. Full text of Partial Veto:
          http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/2575.pdf
          Department of early learning - Establishes a new cabinet agency to implement early learning policy, to
          coordinate, consolidate and integrate child care and early learning to promote and efficient use of funds and to
          collaborate with K-12 school system to improve transitions from Pre-K environments to kindergarten. Takes
2SHB 2964 programs from DSHS, OSPI, & CTED: Child Care Licensing and Quality; child care tiered reimbursement                      C 265 L 06   6/7/2006
          system; child-care career & wage ladder; child-care Partnership Employer Liaison; Child Care Resource &
          Referral Network; Early Childhood Education Assistance Program, Head Start Collaboration; Early Learning
          Reading Initiative; and Working Connections.
 ESB 5048     Tobacco product sampling - Prohibits Tobacco Sampling in Washington                                                  C 14 L 06    6/7/2006
          Mercury-containing vaccines - Beginning 7/1/07 a person who is pregnant or under age 3 may not be
          vaccinated with a vaccine or injected with a product that contains more than 0.5 micrograms of mercury per 0.5
ESSB 5305 milliliter dose, except for flu vaccine which may contain up to 1.0 micrograms per 0.5 milliliter dose. Secretary of C 231 L 06       6/7/2006
          Health may suspend these requirements in an emergency.
          Breast & cervical cancer - Authorizes DOH to establish an early detection breast and cervical cancer
2ESB 5714 screening program for women 40 - 64 with income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level as funds are               C 55 L 06    6/7/2006
          available.
              Hepatitis C treatments - Under the state's presecription drug program, the requirement that a pharmacist
              exchange a preferred drug for any non-preferred drug does not apply to a refill of an immunomodulator/antiviral
 SSB 5838                                                                                                                          C 233 L 06   6/7/2006
              treatment for Hepatitis C for which an established, fixed duration of therapy is prescribed for at least 24 weeks,
              but not more than 48 weeks.




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                                                                                                                                  Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                               Title / Description                                                     Chapter       Date
          Health info/law enforcement - A health care provider is required to disclose health care information about a
          patient without the patient's consent upon request of local, state, or federal law enforcement authorities for any
          patient who has been, or is being, treated for any injury arising from: (1) the discharge of a firearm; (2) a sharp
ESSB 6106 or pointed instrument which law enforcement authorities reasonably believe to have been intentionally inflicted; C 235 L 06         3/27/2006
          or (3) a blunt force injury which law enforcement authorities reasonably believe resulted from a criminal act. Law
          enforcement authorities can make the request for the information orally or in writing to a nursing supervisor,
          administrator, or designated privacy official.
          Family & medical leave act - Portions of the state Family Leave Law are amended to conform in part to the
          federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The act applies to all employers in the state, including local governments
SSB 6185 which employe 50 or more employees for each working day during each of 20 or more calendar workweeks in                 C 59 L 06    6/7/2006
          the current or preceding calendar year. An employee is entitled to a total of 12 workweeks of leave in a 12
          month period for certain conditions.
          Prostate cancer screening - After December 31, 2006, health plans are required to cover prostate cancern
SSB 6188 screening, provided that the screening is delivered upon the recommendation of a patient's physician, advanced          C 367 L 06   6/7/2006
          registered nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.
          Health profession work force - Every two years the DOH, in collaboration with the Work Force Training and
          Education Coordinating Board, must distribute a voluntary survey to licensed health care providers. At a
2SSB 6193 minimum the survey collects data related to age, gender, race, ethnicity, areas of practice, zip code of practice      C 236 L 06   6/7/2006
          location, years in practice, and type of facility where a provider practices. DOH required to report on the
          effectiveness of the survey program by 7/1/2009. The act expires on 1/1/2012.
          Multicultural educational/health - The DOH is required to establish an ongoing multi-cultural health
          awareness and education program. Multi-cultural health is defined. Disciplining authorities that offer continuing
ESB 6194 education may provide multi-cultural health training. Education programs for health care professions are                C 237 L 06   6/7/2006
          required to integrate instruction in multi-cultural health into basic education preparation curriculum no later than
          July 1, 2008.
          State board of health - The policy creates a requirement that one of the existing ten members of the State
SSB 6196                                                                                                                         C 238 L 06   6/7/2006
          Board of Health is a member of a federally recognized tribe.
          Health disparities council - Establishes the Governor's Interagency Coordinating Council on Health
          Disparities. The Council is required to hold public hearings. The State Board of Health is required to conduct
2SSB 6197 health impact reviews in collaboration with the Governor's Interagency Coodinating Council on Health                   C 239 L 06   6/7/2006
          Disparities. Health impact reviews are defined as a review of a legislative or budgetary proposal that
          determines the extent to which the proposal improves or exacerbates health disparities.
          Private air ambulances - Private air ambulance services that solicit and accept membership subscriptions,
          charge fees and provide services are not considered to be insurers under Washington State statututes, if they
 SB 6231                                                                                                                         C 61 L 06    6/7/2006
          meet licensure and aeromedical transport services criteria, have been in operation in Washington for a
          minimum of 2 years, and submit evidence of compliance to the OIC.


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                                                                                                                                        Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                  Title / Description                                                        Chapter       Date
          Controlled substances - Amends methamphetamine clean up statutes. Provides clarity of health officer
E2SSB 6239                                                                                                                             C 339 L 06   6/7/2006
          authority and tools for local public health to use in clean up efforts.
          Pandemic influenza - Pandemic flu preparedness and response plans are to be developed and implemented
          by local public health jurisdictions statewide in order to limit the number of illnesses and deaths, preserve the
ESSB 6366 continuity of essential government and other community services, and minimize social disruption and economic                 C 63 L 06    6/7/2006
          loss in the event of an influenza pandemic. Subject to availability of funds - federal and state.

           Dead animal disposal - Dead animal disposal provisions are narrowed to apply only to "livestock," including
           horses, mules, donkeys, cattle, bison, sheep, goats, swine, rabbits, llamas, alpacas, ratites, poultry, waterfowl,
  SB 6371 and game birds. WSDA is granted rulemaking authority to prescribe the time frame and methods of disposal of                  C 156 L 06   6/7/2006
           livestock that die from disease. Only livestock found dead from an unknown cause are presumed to have died
           from a disease.
           Milk sales - The state milk quality laws apply to raw milk and arrangements know as "cow shares". It is not the
 SSB 6377                                                                                                                              C 157 L 06   6/7/2006
           intent to prohibit either the sale of raw milk or cow share arrangements. Licensure required.
           Community-based health care - Supporting community-based health care solutions. Establishes the
           community health care collaborative grant program to furthe the efforts of community-based organizations to
E2SSB 6459                                                                                                                             C 67 L 06    6/7/2006
           increase access to health care for state residents, particularly those who are employed, but uninsured or
           underinsured.
           Syrup taxes - A buyer of carbonated beverage syrup to be used by the buyer in making carbonated beverages
 SSB 6533 that are sold by the buyer may claim a credit against business and occupation tax for carbonated beverage                    C 245 L 06   7/1/2006
           syrup taxes paid after July 1, 2006, in respect to the syrup.
                                                                    Risk Management
              Bovine handling facilities - Provides limited civil immunity to people who own, operate, or use a "bovine
              handling facility" for injuries to persons who voluntarily enter the premises to participate in or watch activities at
 SHB 2382     the facility. "Bovine handling facility" means not-for-profit facility, such as a corral that is used for handling and   C 158 L 06   6/7/2006
              husbandry of bovines, and does not include commercial slaughter facilities.
              Monitoring sex offenders - Authorizes state DOC to electronically monitor certain sex offenders as a condition
              of community custody using the most appropriate monitoring technology given the individual circumstances of
 SHB 2407                                                                                                                    C 130 L 06             6/7/2006
              the offender. Provides immunity from civil liability for state and local governments and employees.

              Victim of uninsured motorist - An insurer is required to provide coverage whether or not an incident was
              intentional unless the insurer can demonstrate that the covered person intended to cause the damage for which
 SHB 2415     the covered person is seeking coverage. If the covered person was the intended victim of a tortfeasor, the    C 187 L 06              6/7/2006
              incident must be reported to law enforcement and the covered person must cooperate with any related
              investigation.


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                                                                                                                                      Status/        Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                       Chapter          Date
              Criminal trespass/children - Allows facilities that provide services to children to exclude certain sex offenders
              from the premises of the facilities. Provides immunity from civil liability to these facilities for ejecting an offender
 SSB 6775                                                                                                                              C 125 L 06   Immediately
              or failing to eject an offender. Imposes criminal liability on an offender who remains within, or returns to, a
              facility that has excluded him or her.
                                                                           Taxes
              Audits of tax preferences - Creates a citizen commission to develop a schedule for periodic review of tax
              preferences such as exemptions, exclusions, deductions, credits, deferrals, and preferential rates. Requires the
 EHB 1069     Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee to conduct the actual reviews of tax preferences according to       C 197 L 06            6/7/2006
              criteria set in the bill. Requires annual reports to the Legislature on reviewed tax preferences.
              Property tax exemption/nonprofits - The number of days a public assembly hall or meeting place in counties
              with less than 20,000 in population or a war veterans organization may loan or rent its property for commercial
              use is increased to 15 days per year. Nonprofit nonsectarian character-building, benevolent, protective, and
              rehabilitative social service organizations in counties with less than 20,000 population may loan or rent their
 SHB 1510                                                                                                                            C 305 L 06      6/7/2006
              property for commercial use for up to 15 days per year if there is no private for-profit facility that could be used
              within 10 miles. Any rents received must be used for to improve or maintain the exempt property or for exempt
              purposes. Local government fiscal impact unknown, but expected to be minimal shift in property tax.

              Vegetable seeds - The rural county/distressed area sales and use tax deferral program is expanded to include
 SHB 1523     investment in plant construction, expansion, or equipment acquisition by businesses conditioning vegetable             C 142 L 06      7/1/2006
              seeds. Local government fiscal impact estimated at $317,000 loss each fiscal year.
              Fire protection services - Legislation in 2004 provided for the creation of a new special purpose government,
 SHB 2345     the regional fire protection service authority. Various provisions were corrected to eliminate awkward and             C 200 L 06      6/7/2006
              ambiguous language. No local government fiscal impact.
              Aluminum smelters - The current tax incentives for aluminum smelters are extended through 2012. No local
 HB 2348                                                                                                                             C 182 L 06      6/7/2006
              government fiscal impact.
              Credit union & state charter - A use tax exemption is provided for personal property, services, and extended
              warranties that are acquired by a state credit union from a federal, out-of-state, or foreign credit union as a
 HB 2364      result of a conversion or merger. Local government impact estimated at $50,000 loss each fiscal year.                   C 11 L 06      6/7/2006
              However, conversion or merger into a state credit union results in increased property, sales, and use taxes.

              Tax exemption/farm fuel - Diesel, both red-dyed and clear, and aircraft fuel sold to a farm fuel user for non-
              highway purposes is exempt from the sales and use tax. A farm fuel user includes a farmer or a person doing
 HB 2424      custom farm work such as soil preparation, crop cultivation, and crop harvesting. Fuel sold to a farm fuel user         C 7 L 06       3/6/2006
              and used for space or water heating and human habitation is not exempt. Local government fiscal impact
              estimated at $1.1m to $1.3m each fiscal year.

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                                                                                                                                        Status/       Effective
Bill Number                                                  Title / Description                                                        Chapter         Date
              Tax relief/farm machinery - Farmers are exempt from sales and use tax on the purchase of replacement parts
              for farm machinery and equipment if their income from growing, raising, or producing agricultural products is at
 SHB 2457     least ten thousand dollars in the calendar year. The exemption covers machinery and equipment with a useful              C 172 L 06     7/1/2006
              life of more than one year designed for the purpose of growing, raising, or producing agricultural products.
              Local government fiscal impact estimated at $1.7m to $2m loss each fiscal year.
              Tax relief for aerospace - Extends the current sales and use tax exemption for computers used in design,
              development and engineering of commercial airplanes and their components and B&O tax credit for aerospace
 HB 2466      design, development and engineering from only manufacturers to any person engaged in those activities. Adds C 177 L 06                  7/1/2006
              leasehold excise tax to the credit available for property taxes paid on aerospace manufacturing facilities. Local
              government fiscal impact estimated at $300,000 loss each fiscal year.
              Property tax deferral program - The interest rate on deferred property taxes is reduced from 8% to 5%. No
 SHB 2569                                                                                                                                C 275 L 06   6/7/2006
              local government fiscal impact.
              Biotechnology product - State and local sales and use taxes are deferred for investments in construction or
              renovation of structure, or machinery and equipment, used for biotechnology product or medical device
 SHB 2640     manufacturing. The deferred taxes need not be repaid unless the property is used for ineligible purposes. Such C 178 L 06               7/1/2006
              facilities would already qualify for a deferral in 34 counties. Effect of bill is to allow deferral for facility to locate
              in Snohomish county. Local government fiscal impact estimated at $450,000 each fiscal year.
              Public utility tax credit - To encourage electric and natural gas utilities to provide heating assistance to low-
              income customers, the Legislature enacted a public utility tax credit in 2001. The maximum total credit available
 HB 2644                                                                                                                        C 213 L 06            7/1/2006
              statewide each year is $2.5 million. For fiscal year 2007, the maximum total PUT credit available statewide is
              raised from $2.5 million to $8.5 million. DCTED request legislation.
              Excise tax relief - Changes the due date for payment of state excise taxes from the 20th of the month to the
 HB 2671      25th of the month. Eliminates the 5% assessment penalty for late payment of tax. No local government fiscal       C 256 L 06            6/7/2006
              impact.
              Pollution liability insurance agency - The expiration date for the Pollution Liability Insurance Agency (PLIA),
 SHB 2678     its taxes, and its programs, set for June 1, 2007, is extended until June 1, 2013. No local government fiscal            C 276 L 06     6/7/2006
              impact.
              Convention/tourism promotion - Exempts from B&O tax nonprofit organization's income received from state
 SHB 2778     and local governments, federally recognized Indian tribes, or public corporations for promoting conventions and          C 310 L 06     6/7/2006
              tourism. No local government fiscal impact.
          Solar hot water - Exempts from retail sales and use taxes solar water heating systems and related
2SHB 2799 components. Local government fiscal impact estimated at $4,000 each fiscal year.                                             C 218 L 06     7/1/2006




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                                                                                                                                  Status/       Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                    Chapter         Date
              Nonprofit schools/tax exemption - The property tax exemption for a nonprofit school or college is nullified for
              the assessment year if the property is used by an individual or organization not entitled to a property tax
              exemption, unless one of the following exceptions apply: 1) the property is used by school members of staff
 SHB 2804     consistent with the programs of the school or college, 2) school-related programs or services, such as food          C 226 L 06   6/7/2006
              services or bookstores, and 3) for commercial use not more than 7 days in a calendar year. Any rent or
              donations received by the college or school for use of the property must be reasonable and not exceed
              maintenance and operation expenses.
              Real estate excise tax - Makes technical corrections to the real estate excise tax automation fee imposed in
 HB 2879                                                                                                                           C 312 L 06   3/29/2006
              2005. No local government fiscal impact.
              Insurance premiums tax - State and local sales and use taxes on the sale of services and extended warranties
 SHB 2880     are expressly added to the statutory list of taxes that apply to insurers. This provision applies both prospectively C 278 L 06   3/28/2006
              and retroactively. Local government fiscal impact estimated at $6.2m gain.
              Excise tax on food products - A B&O tax exemption is provided for dairy and seafood product manufacturing
              and for wholesale sales to purchasers who transport the goods outside the state in the ordinary course of
              business. The sales and use tax deferral/exemption program for investments in construction or renovation of
              structure, or machinery and equipment, used for fruit and vegetable processing is extended to include the
              manufacture of dairy or seafood products. The warehouse refund of the state's share of the sales tax is
              extended to dairy and seafood processors. These tax incentives expire on July 1, 2012. Exempts from sales          C 354 L 06
 EHB 3159                                                                                                                                       7/1/2006
              and use taxes materials used in the packing of canned salmon. Lowers the B&O tax rate from 1.5% to .484%           Partial Veto
              for persons inspecting, testing, labeling, and storing canned salmon owned by another person. Local
              government fiscal impact estimated at $12,000 to $17,000 each fiscal year.

              Sections 14 and 15 were vetoed. Full text of Partial Veto:
              http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/3159.pdf
              Personal property tax exemption - The personal property tax exemption for a head of family is increased from
 SHB 3164     $3,000 to $15,000 for taxes payable in 2007 and thereafter. Local government impact estimated at $645,000       C 281 L 06        1/1/2007
              shift in property taxes.
              Semiconductor cluster - Tax incentives are provided for semiconductor materials manufacturing. A
              preferential B&O tax rate of .275% for businesses of manufacturing semiconductor materials is provided. A
              sales and use tax exemption for the sale of gases and chemicals used by a manufacturer in the manufacturing
 SHB 3190     of semiconductor materials is provided. The tax incentives are contingent on a manufacturer making at least a   C 84 L 06         6/7/2006
              $350 million investment in an advanced semiconductor materials fabrication facility. No local government fiscal
              impact.
              Personal property tax exemption - Constitutional amendment to implement SHB 3164.
                                                                                                                                   Filed with Secretary of
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                                                                                                                                            State.


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                                                                                                                                    Status/       Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                     Chapter         Date
          Wind turbine facilities - Property taxes resulting from new county-assessed electric generation wind turbine
 SSB 6141 facilities are added to the amount that may be levied under the levy limit. Local government fiscal impact                 C 184 L 06   6/7/2006
          estimated at $1.6m each fiscal year.
          Public facilities districts - The 0.033% sales and use tax that is credited against the state tax for a regional
          center is extended to public facilities districts created before July 1, 2006, in a county or counties in which there
ESSB 6230 are no other public facilities districts on the effective date of the bill and in which the total population in the public C 299 L 06   6/7/2006
          facilities district is greater than 90,000 that commences construction of a new regional center before February 1,
          2007. Allows Chelan and Douglas counties to participate in this program.
          Nonprofits/property tax - Eliminates the requirement that property owned by a nonprofit organization and
 SB 6280 eligible for property tax exemption must be irrevocably dedicated to the purpose for which the exemption was                C 319 L 06   6/7/2006
          granted. No local government fiscal impact.
          Customized work force - Creates the Washington Customized Employment Training Program to reduce the
          up-front costs of training for new and expanding firms. Gives preference to employers with fewer than fifty
2SSB 6326 employees. Allows participating employers to receive a business and occupation tax credit for 50% of their               C 112 L 06     6/7/2006
          customized training costs. No local government fiscal impact.
              Property tax exemptions - The one-acre limitation on residential property eligible for the senior citizen property
              tax exemption program is increased to five acres of land if zoning requires this larger parcel size. Applies to
 SB 6338                                                                                                                            C 62 L 06     6/7/2006
              taxes levied for collection in 2007 and thereafter. Local government fiscal impact estimated at $1.6m shift in
              property taxes.
              Small water systems - Exempts water-sewer, irrigation, and public utility districts that provide water services to
              small customer bases from the PUT and B&O tax. Requires districts that receive the exemption to file an
 SSB 6369     annual report to the Department of Revenue regarding the use of the tax savings. No local government fiscal               Governor Veto
              impact.
              Full Text of Veto: http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/6369.pdf
              Syrup taxes - Persons paying the carbonated syrup tax are allowed a B&O tax credit equal to 25% of the
              amount paid from July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007; 50% from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008; 75% from
 SSB 6533                                                                                                                        C 245 L 06       7/1/2006
              July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009; and 100% thereafter. Credits in excess of B&O tax paid may be carried
              forward for one year. No local government fiscal impact.
              Shipment of wine - Any properly licensed wine manufacturer, whether licensed by Washington or another
              state, may ship its wine to a Washington resident who is 21 or older. Before the wine can be shipped, the winery
              must obtain a wine shipper's permit or be licensed as a domestic winery. Holders of a wine shipper's permit
 ESB 6537     must pay the wine liter tax and collect and remit to DOR all applicable state and local taxes on all sales of wine C 49 L 06        6/7/2006
              delivered to buyers in this state. Local government fiscal impact estatimated at $750,000 gain each fiscal year.




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                                                                                                                                 Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                   Chapter       Date
          Motion picture industry - Creates the Approved Motion Picture Competitiveness Program to provide funding
          assistance for film production related costs in order to improve the state's position in the film production
          industry. Authorizes a B&O tax for contributions to the program, up to $1 million per taxpayer per year, subject
2SSB 6558 to a state maximum of $3.5 million in total credits. Motion picture production companies that receive funding         C 247 L 06   6/7/2006
          assistance under the new program to complete an annual survey about the impacts on employment, wages,
          and benefits. JLARC will review the effectiveness of the program by December 1, 2010. No local government
          fiscal impact.
          Professional employer organization - Provides a B&O tax deduction for amounts representing wages and
SSB 6671 salaries, benefits, workers compensation, payroll taxes, withholding, and other assessments received by                C 301 L 06   7/1/2006
          professional employer organizations from their clients. No local government fiscal impact.
              Local sales and use tax - Authorizes cities with a population of less than 400,000 in a county with a population
              of more than 600,000 to impose up to a 0.2 percent sales and use tax credited against the state tax to fund
 SSB 6686                                                                                                                      C 361 L 06    6/7/2006
              services to newly annexed areas. Annexed areas must have a population of at least 10,000.

              Environmental remediation - Exempts labor or services for environmental remedial action from retail sales
              and use taxes. The B&O tax rate for businesses performing environmental remedial actions is set at the
              retailing rate of 0.471 percent. "Environmental remedial action" includes services related to identification,
              investigation, or cleanup of hazardous substances. Environmental remedial actions must be consistent with the
 SSB 6781                                                                                                                           Governor Veto
              state Model Toxics Control Act, or other applicable laws. The provisions of the bill expire July 1, 2010. Local
              government fiscal impact estimated at $1m each fiscal year. However, local governments largest user of these
              services, and thus, would not longer pay this tax.
              Full Text of Veto: http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/6781.pdf
              Cemetery districts - The 10,000 population limit for cities that can be included in a cemetery district is
 SB 6816                                                                                                                        C 335 L 06   6/7/2006
              removed. No local government fiscal impact.
              Public transit services - Exempts fare-box revenue collected by the transit agencies from public utility tax.
              Public transportation agencies shall use the reduction in tax solely to adjust routes to improve access for
 SB 6826                                                                                                                        C 336 L 06   6/7/2006
              citizens using food banks and senior citizen services or to extend or add new routes to assist low-income
              citizens and seniors.




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                                                                                                                                        Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                                  Title / Description                                                        Chapter       Date
              Timber tax incentives - The B&O tax rate is reduced for extracting or extracting for hire timber, or
              manufacturing or processing for hire logs, wood chips, sawdust, wood waste, pulp, recycled paper products,
              paper and paper products, dimensional lumber, and engineered wood products, plywood, wood doors, and
              wood windows. The B&O tax rate reduced from .484% to .4235% until July 1, 2007 and then is further reduced
              to .2904% to July 1, 2007, to July 1, 2024. Starting July 1, 2007, a .052% surcharge is imposed on these
 SSB 6874                                                                                                                              C 298 L 06   7/1/2006
              taxpayers. The proceeds of the surcharge placed in a dedicated account and are used for implementation of
              the state's forests and fish report. The surcharge is suspended when the surcharge collections reach $8 million
              in the biennium, or the federal budget contains at least $2 million in appropriations to support tribal participation
              in forest and fish related activities. If the federal appropriation is less than $2 million then the surcharge rate is
              reduced.

                                                            Transportation/Public Works
              Electronic & web-based bids - Allows bidders with the state to provide their bids in written, electronic, or web
              based form. The expiration date for the program enacted in 2003 to enhance employment opportunities for
              disadvantaged persons and persons with disabilities is changed from December 31, 2007 to December 31,
              2009. Agencies; cities with a population over 100,000; and counties with a population over 500,000; procuring
              personal services, purchasing, leasing, or otherwise acquiring information technology equipment, or executing a C 363 L 06
 HB 1439                                                                                                                                            6/7/2006
              public works project, using a competitive solicitation process, cannot reject all solicitations after opening unless Partial Veto
              there is a compelling reason determined in writing.

              Sections 4, 5, and 6 were vetoed. Full Partial Veto text: http://www.leg.wa.gov/pub/billinfo/2005-
              06/Pdf/Bills/Vetoes/1439.VTO.pdf
              Abandoned vehicle auctions - A notice of public auction for the sale of abandoned vehicles must include a
              method to contact the tow truck operator who impounded the vehicles. For purposes of public auction notice, a
              newspaper of general circulation may be a commercial, widely circulated, free, classified advertisement circular
              not affiliated with the registered tow truck operator. The viewing period prior to the auction is changed from
 SHB 1504                                                                                                                              C 28 L 06    6/7/2006
              three hours prior to: a) one hour prior if 25 or fewer vehicles are to be auctioned; b) two hours if more than 25
              and fewer than 50 vehicles are to be auctioned; and c) three hours if 50 or more vehicles are to be auctioned.
              The public auction notice must specify the length of the applicable viewing period.

              Vessel registration - Violations of the requirements to register a vessel and display the required information
 HB 1641      and to produce certification of registration upon request of an enforcement official are changed from                    C 29 L 06    6/7/2006
              misdemeanors to class 2 infractions.




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                                                                                                                                    Status/      Effective
Bill Number                                                 Title / Description                                                     Chapter        Date
              Citations and infractions - If an traffic infraction or citation notice is issued electronically or by mail, there is no
              requirement to sign a notice of infraction or citation. Law enforcement officers that issue notices of infraction or
 SHB 1650     citation on a paper ticket continue to be allowed to require the cited person to sign the notice. If a person refuses C 270 L 06   6/7/2006
              to sign the paper notice of infraction or citation, he or she is guilty of a misdemeanor.

              Beaver relocation permit - The Department of Fish & Wildlife is required to issue a permit, at no cost to the
              applicant, that will allow the holder to capture live beavers in areas of the state where large beaver populations
              are considered a nuisance. The Department may condition beaver relocation permits to maximize the success
              and minimize the risk of the relocation. The permit also allows the holder to transport the beavers within the
 HB 2381                                                                                                                               Governor Veto
              state and release the beavers on property owned by the permit holder. The permit holder must also possess a
              state trapping license or must contract with the holder of a trapping license for the actual capture of the beaver.

              Full text of Veto: http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/bills/2006/veto/2381.pdf
              Public works board projects - The Public Works Board adopted two project lists for the 2006 loan cycle. The
              first list was adopted on August 16, 2005. Due to increased revenue projections released in September of 2005,
 HB 2544      the Board adopted a second list of projects on December 6, 2005. This bill authorizes the first list of projects C 273 L 06        3/28/2006
              recommended by the Board, which includes 16 public works projects loans totaling $53.2 million.

              Failure to secure a load - Failure to secure a load in the first degree is added to the list of vehicular offenses
              that constitute a criminal act. A victim who suffers an injury or death as a result of a driver's violation of the
 HB 2612                                                                                                                         C 212 L 06      6/7/2006
              failure to secure a load in the first degree may be compensated under the crime victims' compensation program.

              Off-road vehicles - Cities with a population of less than 3,000 persons may allow the use of off-road vehicles
              on streets and highways within its boundaries even if the regulations are less stringent than state statute. A
              county may designate a road or highway within its boundaries to be suitable for use by off-road vehicles (ORVs)
              if the road or highway is a direct connection between a city with a population of less than 3,000 and an ORV
 HB 2617                                                                                                                      C 212 L 06         6/7/2006
              recreation facility. ORVs operating on such streets or highways are exempt from the licensing and equipment
              standards that apply to vehicles operating on highway roads. Such ORVs are not exempted from the use
              permit, equipment, and operating standards generally applied to ORV use.




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                                                                                                                               Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                              Title / Description                                                   Chapter       Date
          Regional transportation governance - A nine member commission is created to evaluate transportation
          governance in central Puget Sound and make recommendations to the legislature by January 1, 2007. Makes
          technical changes requested by RTID Board. RTID and Sound Transit are prohibited from seeking a vote in
          2006, but are required to seek a vote on the same ballot at the 2007 general election. Sales tax authority is
          decreased from 0.5% to 0.1%, but MVET authority is increased to 0.8%. The local match requirement is
ESHB 2871                                                                                                                     C 311 L 06   6/7/2006
          reduced from 33% to 15%. Several provisions were added related specifically to the Alaskan Way Viaduct and
          SR 520. After December 1, 2007, if no RTID materializes, then King, Pierce, and Snohomish County may form
          districts individually and independently with the RTID taxing authority. Transportation benefit districts may use
          voter approved funds for any road project within a statewide or regional transportation plan.

              Design-build/transportation projects - The design-build construction expiration date of April 30, 2008, is
              removed, allowing the Department of Transportation (DOT) to continue using this provision. DOT may also use
 HB 2874      the design-build process on up to five pilot projects costing between $2m and $10m. DOT must evaluate these     C 37 L 06    6/7/2006
              projects to determine if benefits are gained from using design-build on projects of this size.

           Schools/public works project - Increases school district demonstration projects using the general
           contractor/construction manager procedure from 16 to 23. Requires the School District Project Review Board to
 SHB 3024                                                                                                                  C 261 L 06      6/7/2006
           report to the Capital Projects Advisory Review Board reviewing the use of alternative public works contracting
           procedures by school districts.
           Property owners - Allows excess infrastructure reimbursement contracts between property owners and local
 EHB 3192                                                                                                                   C 88 L 06      6/7/2006
           governments to exceed 15 years provided certain conditions are met.
           Surface mining - The application fee is raised from $1,000 to $2,500, and is expanded to apply to applications
           to expand or combine existing reclamation permits. A fee of $1,000 is established for submitting a revised
           reclamation plan. The flat annual fee is replaced by a graduated annual fee based on tonnage of material mined
E2SSB 6175 in the previous 12 months, as follows: up to 50,000 tons - $1,250; over 50,000 and up to 350,000 tons - $2,500; C 341 L 06      6/7/2006
           and over 350,000 tons - $3,500. The Department of Natural Resources must establish a Surface Mining
           Advisory Committee to recommend methods to promote effective reclamation and reclamation administration.

              Derelict/abandoned vehicles - Creates a new misdemeanor for causing a vessel to become abandoned or
              derelict on any aquatic lands in the state. Changes the process for a vessel owner to contest the possession of
 SSB 6223     his or her vessel by an authorized public entity. Changes the cost-share ratio in increased from 75% to 90% for C 153 L 06   6/7/2006
              authorized public entities that seek reimbursement from the state for the costs associated with derelict vessel
              removal and disposal.
              Local motor vehicle tax - Implements a structure for the calculation and administration of any future, locally
 SSB 6247     imposed motor vehicle excise tax. Provides a valuation and depreciation schedule for motor vehicles.            C 318 L 06   6/7/2006



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                                                                                                                                  Status/       Effective
Bill Number                                                Title / Description                                                    Chapter         Date
              Milwaukee road trail - The deadline for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to enter into a franchise
              agreement for rail service over the Ellensburg to Lind portion of the old Milwaukee Road corridor is extended by
              three years. If an agreement is not entered into by July 1, 2009, the transportation corridor between Ellensburg
              and Lind will revert to the prior ownership and management by the DOT, State Parks and Recreation
 SSB 6527     Commission, and Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The portion of the rail corridor between Lind and         C 160 L 06       6/7/2006
              the Idaho border is transferred from DOT to the State Parks and Recreation Commission effect as of the
              effective date of the act. DNR is authorized to transfer management authority of the transportation corridor to
              the State Parks and Recreation Commission, upon mutual agreement of the agencies.

              Roadside tire chain business - Allows the Department of Transportation to issue permits to allow persons to
 SSB 6528     charge a fee for the installation or removal of tire chains on motor vehicles within the state highway right of way. C 324 L 06   6/7/2006

          Commercial driver's licenses - Makes a variety of statutory changes in order to bring Washington's
          commercial driver's license program into compliance with federal regulations pertaining to the operation of
SSB 6552 commercial motor vehicles. Directs the Department of Licensing to enter into agreements with adjoining states C 327 L 06               6/7/2006
          to treat the operators of farm vehicles and emergency equipment from those states in the same fashion as
          Washington citizens.
          Commute trip reduction - Modifying the scope of the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Program to focus on
          urban growth areas with the most congested state highways. Replacing the CTR Task Force with a CTR Board
ESSB 6566 possessing expanded duties. Allowing local jurisdictions to create growth and transportation efficiency centers C 329 L 06            6/7/2006
          to obtain funding and flexibility in implementing programs. Expanding the role of the Department of
          Transportation and regional transportation planning organizations in CTR planning.
          Tacoma Narrows bridge - Proceeds from the sale of surplus real property acquired for the purpose of
          constructing the new Tacoma Narrows Bridge and any liquidated damages collected on any contract used to
 SB 6674                                                                                                                     C 17 L 06          6/7/2006
          construct the bridge are to be deposited into the Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account instead of the Motor
          Vehicle Account.
          Vehicle reports of sale - Creates the crime of fraudulent filing of a vehicle report of sale when a person files a
SSB 6676                                                                                                                     C 291 L 06         6/7/2006
          vehicle report of sale without the knowledge of the transferee.
          Train speeds - The provisions vesting authority to regulate railway speeds in the Utilities and Transportation
          Commission (UTC) are modified and made subject to federal preemption regarding train speed regulation.
          Before increasing operating speeds, a railroad operator must provide 60 days written notice to the UTC, and the
          applicable local government or road authority. The notice must include specified details regarding the proposed
ESSB 6679 speed increase. After 60 days, the railroad operator may increase operating speed as proposed unless the UTC C 70 L 06                6/7/2006
          has determined that a lower limit is necessary to address local conditions consistent with federal law. If the
          railroad operator disputes the UTC's determination regarding the need for a lower limit to address local
          conditions, then the matter will be scheduled for a hearing before the UTC.


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                                                                                                                                Status/     Effective
Bill Number                                               Title / Description                                                   Chapter       Date
              Driver's licenses - Delays the implementation date of the Department of Licensing's (DOL) voluntary biometric
 SB 6680      matching system for driver's licenses and identicards until two years after DOL implements the provisions of the C 292 L 06   6/7/2006
              Federal Real ID Act.
              Hazards to motorcycles - Limits the posting of "Motorcycles Use Extreme Caution" signs to paved roads.
 SB 6762                                                                                                                       C 331 L 06   6/7/2006

          Passenger ferry service - Requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to maintain service on the Seattle
          to Vashon passenger-only ferry (POF) route until the Legislature approves a county ferry district’s assumption of
          that route. Counties and transit agencies proposing ferry districts to serve Vashon to Seattle or Kingston to
          Seattle must submit a business plan to the Governor and the Legislature and receive approval from the
          Governor. By October 31, 2006, requires the DOT to appraise the Snohomish and Chinook ferries, and as soon
ESSB 6787 as practical after approval of a business plan for POF service between Seattle and Vashon, sell the vessels.      C 332 L 06      6/7/2006
          Proceeds are deposited into the passenger ferry account. Revises the passenger ferry account to allow funds to
          be used for operating or capital grants for ferry systems. Establish a ferry grant program for ferry systems
          providing POF. Broadens county ferry district statutes so that districts may be formed in any county and provide
          any form of ferry service.
          Transportation governance - The roles and responsibilities of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and
          the Commission are revised. WSDOT takes these duties from the Commission: 1) approve bond issuance and
          2) adopt a functional classification of highways, including the designation of highways of statewide significance.
          The Commission retains thes duties (among others): (1) Adopting the comprehensive and balanced statewide
          transportation plan to be approved by the Legislature, 2) developing a comprehensive investment program,
ESSB 6800 including programming and prioritization standards to be approved by the Legislature, 3) oversee the                 C 334 L 06   7/1/2006
          Transportation Innovative Partnership Program, 4) conduct performance reviews of transportation-related
          agencies, 5) conducting public outreach, 6) conduct studies as directed by the Legislature or the Governor, 7)
          set tolls and ferry fares, and 8) make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature to improve
          transportation. The composition and procedures of the Commission are revised.

          Public transit services - Exempts fare-box revenue collected by the transit agencies from public utility tax.
          Public transportation agencies shall use the reduction in tax solely to adjust routes to improve access for
 SB 6826                                                                                                                   C 336 L 06       6/7/2006
          citizens using food banks and senior citizen services or to extend or add new routes to assist low-income
          citizens and seniors.
          Transportation accounts - Implements technical corrections and future planned fund transfers to CRAB and
          TIB are codified as statutory distributions. Freight Mobility Multimodal Account and the Regional Mobility Grant
          Program Account are created. State Auditor funding is reduced from $4 million for 2005-07. Language to
ESSB 6839                                                                                                                  C 337 L 06       6/7/2006
          reprioritize the financial plan if a regional transportation funding plan is not adopted by 2007 is repealed.
          Existing fuel tax refunds above twenty-three cents per gallon for San Juan and Island Counties are dedicated to
          the Puget Sound Ferry Operations Account.


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