Monday, February 24, 2020

BILLS STILL ALIVE

AMENDMENTS ETC Not sure when these end

GOOD
4017 Requesting Congress and the President to declare the Muslim Brotherhood and unindicted co-conspirators in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation Trial as designated terrorist organizations.
4018 Requesting Congress and the President mandate investigations of the John Brown Gun Club, Redneck Revolt, Antifa, and the Socialist Rifle Association, and their ties to international terrorist and other criminal organizations
4214 Amending the state Constitution so that tracking individuals for the purposes

8213 Amending the Constitution to create a term limit for the office of governor.
8214 Amending the Constitution to prohibit title-only bills.
8215 Amending the state Constitution so that justices of the supreme court are elected by qualified electors of a supreme court judicial district. Looks good.

BAD
4209 Amending the Constitution with regard to the term length of members of the Legislature. No need to extend terms, little enough accountability as it is.
4210 Authorizing pretrial detention for certain offenses involving firearms. Violence already covered. Not needed and would be abused. Also Constitution Amendment
4212 Providing for community redevelopment financing in apportionment districts. Constitution allow more taxes.
8006 Requesting that Congress establish more checks and balances to reduce the possibility of nuclear war. More fingers in the pie.
8217 Amending the Constitution with regard to the term length of members of the Legislature.

HOUSE BILLS
GOOD
1633 Making permanent the posting of fuel tax rate information at fuel pumps. YES
1775 Concerning commercially sexually exploited children. Help for trafficked individuals.
2188 Increasing the types of commercial driver's license qualification waivers allowed for military veterans. Good
2320 Requiring training on human trafficking
2327 Addressing sexual misconduct at postsecondary educational institutions. Makes it harder to hide. do pass 1st substitute bill proposed by College & Workforce Development
2467 Establishing a centralized single point of contact background check system for firearms transfers. Streamlining bad law.
2556 Providing regulatory relief for early learning providers. Gets the government out of curriculum for day care unless paying for it.
2632 Concerning false reporting of a crime or emergency. Increases penalties.
2680 Establishing tribal representation on the emergency management council. More involvement
2822 Requiring that witnesses to voter signature marks on ballot declarations be verified registered voters. Way to verify the existence of witnesses to ballot mark.
2845 Concerning concealed pistol licenses.

BAD
1010 Concerning the disposition of forfeited firearms by the Washington state patrol. Must destroy instead of selling them.
1110 Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels. Greenhouse
1332 Concerning updating and streamlining energy facility site evaluation council operations. Making green bills less bad Not now
1551 Modernizing the control of certain communicable diseases. Try better to control of STD’s.  Amended to make not good
1598 Providing code cities of a certain size with the ability to annex unincorporated areas without a referendum provision pursuant to a jointly approved interlocal agreement with the county. No vote by residents, only hearing.
1608 Protecting patient care. Big medicine death control.
2220 Volunteering in schools after a criminal conviction Not comfortable with certificate of rehabilitation. Understand if this is drug or alcohol and person has remained clean, but there should be separate rules for sex offenders. Not sure they can be rehabilitated. Also, there are times when a sworn statement suffices for a new background check. Drag queen story hour anyone
2231 Concerning bail jumping.  Reduces to a misdemeanor even for a felony. NO
2252 Concerning student health plans Mandatory insurance coverage for abortion. No
2308 Requiring employers to periodically report standard occupational classifications or job titles of workers. More bureaucracy to hurt small businesses.
2311 Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science. Inslee greenhouse bill
2343 Concerning urban housing supply. NO let local governments determine local needs
2405 Concerning commercial property assessed clean energy and resilience. Looks like a greener enabling bill.
2419 Studying barriers to the use of the Washington death with dignity act. More concerned with the lack or protection for the patient of being refused medication to alleviate underlying cause of their desire to die and protection from overeager heirs.
2427 Tackling climate change as a goal of the growth management act. Herding everyone into cities act.
2498 Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default.Allows the atate to terminate leases like the Bundy’s to see the lease to someone else.
2554 Mitigating inequity in the health insurance market caused by health plans that exclude certain mandated benefits. Basically fining insurance carriers that don’t cover abortion.
2622 Concerning procedures for ensuring compliance with court orders requiring surrender of firearms, weapons, and concealed pistol licenses. NO leaves victim helpless
2623 Prohibiting the possession of firearms by persons convicted of certain criminal offenses. Too broad
2625 Concerning local parks funding options. Tax increase
2768 Concerning urban and community forestry. Major micromanaging of land NO
2811 Establishing a statewide environmental sustainability education program. No we don’t need to funnel money into FUSE to indoctrinate our kids on climate change.
2816 Nurturing positive social and emotional school and classroom climates. No MAGA caps allowed
2870 Allowing additional marijuana retail licenses for social equity purposes.
No affirmative action.
2947 Establishing firearms-related safety measures.

CONCERN
2525 Establishing the family connections program. Looks like a way to funnel state money to a NGO
2555 Concerning background check requirements for firearms classified as other under federal firearms laws. Change or just clarification?
2614 Concerning paid family and medical leave. Definitions look like calling independent contractors employees.

SENATE BILLS
GOOD
6152 Concerning certification of the level of foreign national ownership for corporations that participate in Washington state elections
6175 Concerning sexual health education and affirmative consent. Looks like an improvement.
6268 Preventing abusive litigation between intimate partners. A step in the right direction, but verbal abuse, intimidation, controlling behavior, etc. is not easily determined and the perpetrators stalk by court case also.

BAD
5165 Concerning discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status. Sanctuary law. Makes immigration status a protected class.
5323 Reducing pollution from plastic bags by establishing minimum state standards for the use of bags at retail establishments. Just no we reuse them and will have to buy them now.
5339 Reducing criminal justice expenses by eliminating the death penalty and instead requiring life imprisonment without possibility of release or parole as the sentence for aggravated first degree murderNeeds to be retained for inmates serving life that murder.
5395 Concerning comprehensive sexual health education. Lots of squishy words, nothing overt in the bill, but there will be in practice Substitute bill overt. worse
5434 Restricting possession of weapons in certain locations. Makes shooter safety zones.
5740 Creating the secure choice retirement savings program. Leave us alone.
5834 Concerning the immigration status of students. Includes employment. No court case guarantees that.
5908 Providing training for equity and cultural competency in the public school system. The bill name pretty much says it all. Globalism and perversion.
5947 Establishing the sustainable farms and fields grant program. Sustainable is a global buzzword
6037 Concerning business corporations. Boards should be on merit only. Now substitute bill not women on the board, those that identify as women – means could still be all men.  
6049 Creating the insurance commissioner's fraud account. Should use current funds, this adds a surcharge
6065 Establishing the Washington blockchain work group. Waaaay to easy to hack
6074 Reauthorizing and expanding the financial fraud and identity theft crimes investigation and prosecution program. Actually adds costs basically a new tax.
6113 Creating a central insulin purchasing program. No, let’s have competition. Voluntary never stays voluntary
6115 Concerning off-road vehicle registrations. Aimed at Oregon residents. Hurts border counties.
6132 Allowing the learning assistance program to support school-wide behavioral health system of supports and interventions. No more social engineering.
6138 Concerning the beginning educator support team program. Affirmative action by another name
6212 Concerning the authority of counties, cities, and towns to exceed statutory property tax limitations for the purpose of financing affordable housing for very low-income households and low-income households. NO homelessness is not really a housing issue and more money won’t fix it.
6248 Concerning the capital budget. BUDGET

6288 Creating the Washington office of firearm violence prevention.
6313 Increasing opportunities for young voters. No registering 16 year olds again.
6480 Developing comprehensive school counseling programs. No more social engineering.
6503 Concerning odd-numbered year elections. Restricts initiative to even  numbered years.
6507 Concerning legislative reporting requirements for certain department of children, youth, and families programs. Eliminating disparity of races, means some children needing help will be without it.
6561 Creating the undocumented student support loan program. Besides the obvious, how are they going to repay the loan?
6579 Expanding school-based health centers. Noooo Need parental control of health.
6632 Providing additional funding for the business licensing service program administered by the department of revenue. Major increase in fees.

CONCERN
6180 Concerning juvenile sex offense registration waivers under the special sexual offender disposition alternative. Could let some bad guys off to easy.
6256 Concerning the heating oil insurance program. Real need or way to outlaw oil heating by cost
6280 Concerning the use of facial recognition services. Lots of variables
6281 Concerning the management and oversight of personal data. Looks good watching
6574 Clarifying the respective administrative powers, duties, and responsibilities of the growth management hearings board and the environmental land use and hearings office. . Sounds good, but I suspect it is a power grab.








GOOD
4017 Requesting Congress and the President to declare the Muslim Brotherhood and unindicted co-conspirators in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation Trial as designated terrorist organizations.
4018 Requesting Congress and the President mandate investigations of the John Brown Gun Club, Redneck Revolt, Antifa, and the Socialist Rifle Association, and their ties to international terrorist and other criminal organizations
4214 Amending the state Constitution so that tracking individuals for the purposes

8213 Amending the Constitution to create a term limit for the office of governor.
8214 Amending the Constitution to prohibit title-only bills.
8215 Amending the state Constitution so that justices of the supreme court are elected by qualified electors of a supreme court judicial district. Looks good.

BAD
4209 Amending the Constitution with regard to the term length of members of the Legislature. No need to extend terms, little enough accountability as it is.
4210 Authorizing pretrial detention for certain offenses involving firearms. Violence already covered. Not needed and would be abused. Also Constitution Amendment
4212 Providing for community redevelopment financing in apportionment districts. Constitution allow more taxes.
8006 Requesting that Congress establish more checks and balances to reduce the possibility of nuclear war. More fingers in the pie.
8217 Amending the Constitution with regard to the term length of members of the Legislature.

HOUSE BILLS
GOOD
1633 Making permanent the posting of fuel tax rate information at fuel pumps. YES
1775 Concerning commercially sexually exploited children. Help for trafficked individuals.
2188 Increasing the types of commercial driver's license qualification waivers allowed for military veterans. Good
2320 Requiring training on human trafficking
2327 Addressing sexual misconduct at postsecondary educational institutions. Makes it harder to hide. do pass 1st substitute bill proposed by College & Workforce Development
2467 Establishing a centralized single point of contact background check system for firearms transfers. Streamlining bad law.
2556 Providing regulatory relief for early learning providers. Gets the government out of curriculum for day care unless paying for it.
2632 Concerning false reporting of a crime or emergency. Increases penalties.
2680 Establishing tribal representation on the emergency management council. More involvement
2822 Requiring that witnesses to voter signature marks on ballot declarations be verified registered voters. Way to verify the existence of witnesses to ballot mark.
2845 Concerning concealed pistol licenses.

BAD
1010 Concerning the disposition of forfeited firearms by the Washington state patrol. Must destroy instead of selling them.
1110 Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels. Greenhouse
1332 Concerning updating and streamlining energy facility site evaluation council operations. Making green bills less bad Not now
1551 Modernizing the control of certain communicable diseases. Try better to control of STD’s.  Amended to make not good
1598 Providing code cities of a certain size with the ability to annex unincorporated areas without a referendum provision pursuant to a jointly approved interlocal agreement with the county. No vote by residents, only hearing.
1608 Protecting patient care. Big medicine death control.
2220 Volunteering in schools after a criminal conviction Not comfortable with certificate of rehabilitation. Understand if this is drug or alcohol and person has remained clean, but there should be separate rules for sex offenders. Not sure they can be rehabilitated. Also, there are times when a sworn statement suffices for a new background check. Drag queen story hour anyone
2231 Concerning bail jumping.  Reduces to a misdemeanor even for a felony. NO
2252 Concerning student health plans Mandatory insurance coverage for abortion. No
2308 Requiring employers to periodically report standard occupational classifications or job titles of workers. More bureaucracy to hurt small businesses.
2311 Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science. Inslee greenhouse bill
2343 Concerning urban housing supply. NO let local governments determine local needs
2405 Concerning commercial property assessed clean energy and resilience. Looks like a greener enabling bill.
2419 Studying barriers to the use of the Washington death with dignity act. More concerned with the lack or protection for the patient of being refused medication to alleviate underlying cause of their desire to die and protection from overeager heirs.
2427 Tackling climate change as a goal of the growth management act. Herding everyone into cities act.
2498 Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default.Allows the atate to terminate leases like the Bundy’s to see the lease to someone else.
2554 Mitigating inequity in the health insurance market caused by health plans that exclude certain mandated benefits. Basically fining insurance carriers that don’t cover abortion.
2622 Concerning procedures for ensuring compliance with court orders requiring surrender of firearms, weapons, and concealed pistol licenses. NO leaves victim helpless
2623 Prohibiting the possession of firearms by persons convicted of certain criminal offenses. Too broad
2625 Concerning local parks funding options. Tax increase
2768 Concerning urban and community forestry. Major micromanaging of land NO
2811 Establishing a statewide environmental sustainability education program. No we don’t need to funnel money into FUSE to indoctrinate our kids on climate change.
2816 Nurturing positive social and emotional school and classroom climates. No MAGA caps allowed
2870 Allowing additional marijuana retail licenses for social equity purposes.
No affirmative action.
2947 Establishing firearms-related safety measures.

CONCERN
2525 Establishing the family connections program. Looks like a way to funnel state money to a NGO
2555 Concerning background check requirements for firearms classified as other under federal firearms laws. Change or just clarification?
2614 Concerning paid family and medical leave. Definitions look like calling independent contractors employees.

SENATE BILLS
GOOD
6152 Concerning certification of the level of foreign national ownership for corporations that participate in Washington state elections
6175 Concerning sexual health education and affirmative consent. Looks like an improvement.
6268 Preventing abusive litigation between intimate partners. A step in the right direction, but verbal abuse, intimidation, controlling behavior, etc. is not easily determined and the perpetrators stalk by court case also.

BAD
5165 Concerning discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status. Sanctuary law. Makes immigration status a protected class.
5323 Reducing pollution from plastic bags by establishing minimum state standards for the use of bags at retail establishments. Just no we reuse them and will have to buy them now.
5339 Reducing criminal justice expenses by eliminating the death penalty and instead requiring life imprisonment without possibility of release or parole as the sentence for aggravated first degree murderNeeds to be retained for inmates serving life that murder.
5395 Concerning comprehensive sexual health education. Lots of squishy words, nothing overt in the bill, but there will be in practice Substitute bill overt. worse
5434 Restricting possession of weapons in certain locations. Makes shooter safety zones.
5740 Creating the secure choice retirement savings program. Leave us alone.
5834 Concerning the immigration status of students. Includes employment. No court case guarantees that.
5908 Providing training for equity and cultural competency in the public school system. The bill name pretty much says it all. Globalism and perversion.
5947 Establishing the sustainable farms and fields grant program. Sustainable is a global buzzword
6037 Concerning business corporations. Boards should be on merit only. Now substitute bill not women on the board, those that identify as women – means could still be all men.  
6049 Creating the insurance commissioner's fraud account. Should use current funds, this adds a surcharge
6065 Establishing the Washington blockchain work group. Waaaay to easy to hack
6074 Reauthorizing and expanding the financial fraud and identity theft crimes investigation and prosecution program. Actually adds costs basically a new tax.
6113 Creating a central insulin purchasing program. No, let’s have competition. Voluntary never stays voluntary
6115 Concerning off-road vehicle registrations. Aimed at Oregon residents. Hurts border counties.
6132 Allowing the learning assistance program to support school-wide behavioral health system of supports and interventions. No more social engineering.
6138 Concerning the beginning educator support team program. Affirmative action by another name
6212 Concerning the authority of counties, cities, and towns to exceed statutory property tax limitations for the purpose of financing affordable housing for very low-income households and low-income households. NO homelessness is not really a housing issue and more money won’t fix it.
6288 Creating the Washington office of firearm violence prevention.
6313 Increasing opportunities for young voters. No registering 16 year olds again.
6480 Developing comprehensive school counseling programs. No more social engineering.
6503 Concerning odd-numbered year elections. Restricts initiative to even  numbered years.
6507 Concerning legislative reporting requirements for certain department of children, youth, and families programs. Eliminating disparity of races, means some children needing help will be without it.
6561 Creating the undocumented student support loan program. Besides the obvious, how are they going to repay the loan?
6579 Expanding school-based health centers. Noooo Need parental control of health.
6632 Providing additional funding for the business licensing service program administered by the department of revenue. Major increase in fees.

CONCERN
6180 Concerning juvenile sex offense registration waivers under the special sexual offender disposition alternative. Could let some bad guys off to easy.
6256 Concerning the heating oil insurance program. Real need or way to outlaw oil heating by cost
6280 Concerning the use of facial recognition services. Lots of variables
6281 Concerning the management and oversight of personal data. Looks good watching
6574 Clarifying the respective administrative powers, duties, and responsibilities of the growth management hearings board and the environmental land use and hearings office. . Sounds good, but I suspect it is a power grab.








BILLS PASSED OUT OF COMMITTEE

OUT OF  COMMITTEE
6037 Concerning business corporations. Boards should be on merit only. 1st substitute bill be substituted, Majority; do pass
6313 Increasing opportunities for young voters. No registering 16 year olds again. Majority; do pass with amendment(s

2nd Committee
2525 Establishing the family connections program. Looks like a way to funnel state money to a NGO Referred to Appropriations. Majority; do pass 1st substitute bill proposed Ways and Means






BILLS IN RULES COMMITTEE

RULES
Not sure when these die
4212 Providing for community redevelopment financing in apportionment districts. Constitution allow more taxes.

8006 Requesting that Congress establish more checks and balances to reduce the possibility of nuclear war. More fingers in the pie.

House Bills in House Rules
1665 Encouraging economic development by identifying ways to grow Washington's manufacturing sector through evaluating the opportunities and barriers of repurposing domestic waste stream materials. Want to use industrial waste so they can make money off of it. Another way to poison us.
1965 Allowing whistleblowers to bring actions on behalf of the state for violations of workplace protections. Looks good, but the wording lets anyone who imagines him./her/itself discriminated against to sue.
2185 Assisting spouses and dependents of active duty military by ensuring affordable access to higher education. Good
2240 Concerning high capacity magazines. May be needed for self-defense NOOOO
2273 Creating a study committee on human genome editing. Waste of money and intrusive. Just let patients have say in treatment
2820 Concerning court orders involving weapons or domestic violence. Yes, clarifies and strengthens rules against the bad guys.
2840 Providing additional funding for the business licensing service program administered by the department of revenue. Major increase in fees.


1010 Concerning the disposition of forfeited firearms by the Washington state patrol. Must destroy instead of selling them.
2632 Concerning false reporting of a crime or emergency. Increases penalties. with amendment(s

SECOND READING
6248 Concerning the capital budget. BUDGET




2020 HEARINGS


FEBRUARY 25
8:00 AM
2427 Tackling climate change as a goal of the growth management act. Herding everyone into cities act. 1st substitute bill be substituted, Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Local Government at 8:00 AM
2870 Allowing additional marijuana retail licenses for social equity purposes.
No affirmative action. 2nd substitute bill be substituted  Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce at 8:00 AM
2947 Establishing firearms-related safety measures.Underhanded mag bill  Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM

6212 Concerning the authority of counties, cities, and towns to exceed statutory property tax limitations for the purpose of financing affordable housing for very low-income households and low-income households. NO homelessness is not really a housing issue and more money won’t fix it. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM
6632 Providing additional funding for the business licensing service program administered by the department of revenue. Major increase in fees. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM

10:00 AM
2231 Concerning bail jumping.  Reduces to a misdemeanor even for a felony. NO  Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM
2405 Concerning commercial property assessed clean energy and resilience. Looks like a greener enabling bill. Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted  Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Environment, Energy & Technology at 10:00 AM

5434 Restricting possession of weapons in certain locations. Makes shooter safety zones. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10:00 AM
6074 Reauthorizing and expanding the financial fraud and identity theft crimes investigation and prosecution program. Actually adds costs basically a new tax. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10:00 AM
6065 Establishing the Washington blockchain work group. Waaaay to easy to hack  Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Innovation, Technology & Economic Development at 10:00 AM

1:30 PM
2768 Concerning urban and community forestry. Major micromanaging of land NO  Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks at 1:30 PM
1775 Concerning commercially sexually exploited children. Help for trafficked individuals. 3rd substitute bill be substituted, Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation at 1:30 PM

5740 Creating the secure choice retirement savings program. Leave us alone. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Consumer Protection & Business at 1:30 PM
6180 Concerning juvenile sex offense registration waivers under the special sexual offender disposition alternative. Could let some bad guys off to easy. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning at 1:30 PM
6113 Creating a central insulin purchasing program. No, let’s have competition. Voluntary never stays voluntary  Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 1:30 PM

3:30 PM
5834 Concerning the immigration status of students. Includes employment. No court case guarantees that. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 3:30 PM
5908 Providing training for equity and cultural competency in the public school system. The bill name pretty much says it all. Globalism and perversion. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 3:30 PM
6138 Concerning the beginning educator support team program. Affirmative action by another name Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 3:30 PM

FEBRUARY 26
8:00 AM
2680 Establishing tribal representation on the emergency management council. More involvement Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 8:00 AM

6280 Concerning the use of facial recognition services. Lots of variables  Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Innovation, Technology & Economic Development at 8:00 AM
6268 Preventing abusive litigation between intimate partners. A step in the right direction, but verbal abuse, intimidation, controlling behavior, etc. is not easily determined and the perpetrators stalk by court case also. 1st substitute bill be substituted   Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 8:00 AM
6288 Creating the Washington office of firearm violence prevention. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 8:00 AM

1:30 PM
2220 Volunteering in schools after a criminal conviction Not comfortable with certificate of rehabilitation. Understand if this is drug or alcohol and person has remained clean, but there should be separate rules for sex offenders. Not sure they can be rehabilitated. Also, there are times when a sworn statement suffices for a new background check. Drag queen story hour anyone 1st substitute bill be substituted, Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM

6561 Creating the undocumented student support loan program. Besides the obvious, how are they going to repay the loan? 1st substitute bill be substituted  Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on College & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM

3:30 PM
2625 Concerning local parks funding options. Tax increase Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM


FEBRUARY 27
8:00 AM
6256 Concerning the heating oil insurance program. Real need or way to outlaw oil heating by cost Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Environment & Energy at 8:00 AM

1:30 PM
2498 Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default.Allows the atate to terminate leases like the Bundy’s to see the lease to someone else. Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks at 1:30 PM

3:30 PM
6212 Concerning the authority of counties, cities, and towns to exceed statutory property tax limitations for the purpose of financing affordable housing for very low-income households and low-income households. NO homelessness is not really a housing issue and more money won’t fix it. Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 3:30 PM

FEBRUARY 28
1:30 PM
2498 Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default. Allows the state to terminate leases like the Bundy’s to see the lease to someone else. Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks at 1:30 PM


Thursday, February 20, 2020

PASSED ONE HOUSE

1010 Concerning the disposition of forfeited firearms by the Washington state patrol. Must destroy instead of selling them.
1110 Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels. Greenhouse
1332 Concerning updating and streamlining energy facility site evaluation council operations. Making green bills less bad With Amendment Not as good
1551 Modernizing the control of certain communicable diseases. Try better to control of STD’s.  Amended to make not good
1598 Providing code cities of a certain size with the ability to annex unincorporated areas without a referendum provision pursuant to a jointly approved interlocal agreement with the county. No vote by residents, only hearing.
1608 Protecting patient care. Big medicine death control.
1633 Making permanent the posting of fuel tax rate information at fuel pumps. YES
1775 Concerning commercially sexually exploited children. Help for trafficked individuals. 3rd substitute bill be substituted, do pass
2188 Increasing the types of commercial driver's license qualification waivers allowed for military veterans. Good
2220 Volunteering in schools after a criminal conviction Not comfortable with certificate of rehabilitation. Understand if this is drug or alcohol and person has remained clean, but there should be separate rules for sex offenders. Not sure they can be rehabilitated. Also, there are times when a sworn statement suffices for a new background check. Drag queen story hour anyone 1st substitute bill be substituted,
2231 Concerning bail jumping.  Reduces to a misdemeanor even for a felony. NO
2252 Concerning student health plans Mandatory insurance coverage for abortion. No
2308 Requiring employers to periodically report standard occupational classifications or job titles of workers. More bureaucracy to hurt small businesses. 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass.
2311 Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science. Inslee greenhouse bill  Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass.
2320 Requiring training on human trafficking
2327 Addressing sexual misconduct at postsecondary educational institutions. Makes it harder to hide. do pass 1st substitute bill proposed by College & Workforce Development
2343 Concerning urban housing supply. NO let local governments determine local needs 1st substitute bill be substituted,

2405 Concerning commercial property assessed clean energy and resilience. Looks like a greener enabling bill. Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass.
2419 Studying barriers to the use of the Washington death with dignity act. More concerned with the lack or protection for the patient of being refused medication to alleviate underlying cause of their desire to die and protection from overeager heirs.
2427 Tackling climate change as a goal of the growth management act. Herding everyone into cities act. 1st substitute bill be substituted,
2467 Establishing a centralized single point of contact background check system for firearms transfers. Streamlining bad law.
2498 Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default.Allows the atate to terminate leases like the Bundy’s to see the lease to someone else.
2525 Establishing the family connections program. Looks like a way to funnel state money to a NGO Referred to Appropriations. Majority; do pass 1st substitute bill proposed
2554 Mitigating inequity in the health insurance market caused by health plans that exclude certain mandated benefits. Basically fining insurance carriers that don’t cover abortion.
2555 Concerning background check requirements for firearms classified as other under federal firearms laws. Change or just clarification? Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted,
2556 Providing regulatory relief for early learning providers. Gets the government out of curriculum for day care unless paying for it.
2614 Concerning paid family and medical leave. Definitions look like calling independent contractors employees. 1st substitute bill be substituted,
2622 Concerning procedures for ensuring compliance with court orders requiring surrender of firearms, weapons, and concealed pistol licenses. NO leaves victim helpless 1st substitute bill be substituted,
2623 Prohibiting the possession of firearms by persons convicted of certain criminal offenses. Too broad
2625 Concerning local parks funding options. Tax increase
2632 Concerning false reporting of a crime or emergency. Increases penalties.
2680 Establishing tribal representation on the emergency management council. More involvement
2768 Concerning urban and community forestry. Major micromanaging of land NO
2811 Establishing a statewide environmental sustainability education program. No we don’t need to funnel money into FUSE to indoctrinate our kids on climate change.
2816 Nurturing positive social and emotional school and classroom climates. No MAGA caps allowed
2870 Allowing additional marijuana retail licenses for social equity purposes.
No affirmative action. 2nd substitute bill be substituted

5165 Concerning discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status. Sanctuary law. Makes immigration status a protected class.
5323 Reducing pollution from plastic bags by establishing minimum state standards for the use of bags at retail establishments. Just no we reuse them and will have to buy them now.
5339 Reducing criminal justice expenses by eliminating the death penalty and instead requiring life imprisonment without possibility of release or parole as the sentence for aggravated first degree murderNeeds to be retained for inmates serving life that murder.
5395 Concerning comprehensive sexual health education. Lots of squishy words, nothing overt in the bill, but there will be in practice Substitute bill overt. worse
5434 Restricting possession of weapons in certain locations. Makes shooter safety zones.
5740 Creating the secure choice retirement savings program. Leave us alone.
5834 Concerning the immigration status of students. Includes employment. No court case guarantees that.
5908 Providing training for equity and cultural competency in the public school system. The bill name pretty much says it all. Globalism and perversion.
5947 Establishing the sustainable farms and fields grant program. Sustainable is a global buzzword
6037 Concerning business corporations. Boards should be on merit only. 1st substitute bill be substituted,
6049 Creating the insurance commissioner's fraud account. Should use current funds, this adds a surcharge
6065 Establishing the Washington blockchain work group. Waaaay to easy to hack
6074 Reauthorizing and expanding the financial fraud and identity theft crimes investigation and prosecution program. Actually adds costs basically a new tax.
6113 Creating a central insulin purchasing program. No, let’s have competition. Voluntary never stays voluntary
6115 Concerning off-road vehicle registrations. Aimed at Oregon residents. Hurts border counties.
6132 Allowing the learning assistance program to support school-wide behavioral health system of supports and interventions. No more social engineering.
6138 Concerning the beginning educator support team program. Affirmative action by another name
6152 Concerning certification of the level of foreign national ownership for corporations that participate in Washington state elections
6180 Concerning juvenile sex offense registration waivers under the special sexual offender disposition alternative. Could let some bad guys off to easy.
6212 Concerning the authority of counties, cities, and towns to exceed statutory property tax limitations for the purpose of financing affordable housing for very low-income households and low-income households. NO homelessness is not really a housing issue and more money won’t fix it.
6256 Concerning the heating oil insurance program. Real need or way to outlaw oil heating by cost
6268 Preventing abusive litigation between intimate partners. A step in the right direction, but verbal abuse, intimidation, controlling behavior, etc. is not easily determined and the perpetrators stalk by court case also. 1st substitute bill be substituted
6280 Concerning the use of facial recognition services. Lots of variables
6281 Concerning the management and oversight of personal data. Looks good watching 1st substitute bill be substituted,
6288 Creating the Washington office of firearm violence prevention.
6313 Increasing opportunities for young voters. No registering 16 year olds again.
6480 Developing comprehensive school counseling programs. No more social engineering.
6507 Concerning legislative reporting requirements for certain department of children, youth, and families programs. Eliminating disparity of races, means some children needing help will be without it.
6561 Creating the undocumented student support loan program. Besides the obvious, how are they going to repay the loan? 1st substitute bill be substituted
6574 Clarifying the respective administrative powers, duties, and responsibilities of the growth management hearings board and the environmental land use and hearings office. . Sounds good, but I suspect it is a power grab. 1st substitute bill be substituted  
6632 Providing additional funding for the business licensing service program administered by the department of revenue. Major increase in fees.



Thursday, February 6, 2020

ALL BILLS BEING WATCHED

AMENDMENTS ETC
GOOD
4214 Amending the state Constitution so that tracking individuals for the purposes
4017 Requesting Congress and the President to declare the Muslim Brotherhood and unindicted co-conspirators in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation Trial as designated terrorist organizations.

8213 Amending the Constitution to create a term limit for the office of governor.
8214 Amending the Constitution to prohibit title-only bills.
8215 Amending the state Constitution so that justices of the supreme court are elected by qualified electors of a supreme court judicial district. Looks good.

BAD
4209 Amending the Constitution with regard to the term length of members of the Legislature. No need to extend terms, little enough accountability as it is.
4210 Authorizing pretrial detention for certain offenses involving firearms. Violence already covered. Not needed and would be abused. Also Constitution Amendment
4212 Providing for community redevelopment financing in apportionment districts. Constitution allow more taxes.
8006 Requesting that Congress establish more checks and balances to reduce the possibility of nuclear war. More fingers in the pie.

HOUSE BILLS
GOOD
1231 Modifying the statute of limitations for certain felony sex offenses. Removes it for some child rape. Good Rules X
1471 Concerning state board of health rules regarding on-site sewage systems. Guarantees same use just fixed Rules X
1633 Making permanent the posting of fuel tax rate information at fuel pumps. YES
1775 Concerning commercially sexually exploited children. Help for trafficked individuals.
2185 Assisting spouses and dependents of active duty military by ensuring affordable access to higher education. Good
2188 Increasing the types of commercial driver's license qualification waivers allowed for military veterans. Good
2190 Increasing legislative transparency. No ghost bills, or major substitution of bills after hearings.
2196 Concerning standards for issuance and enforcement of extreme risk protection orders.
2201 Ensuring equitable competition between students who participate in school athletic activities. No genetic males in girl’s sports
2202 Exempting law enforcement from firearm safety training requirements for semiautomatic assault rifle purchases or transfers
2222 Reducing the property tax Attempted fix of last year’s raise
2223 Concerning the liability of an individual or entity that prohibits the possession of firearms on property owned by, or under the control of, the individual or entity. Love it, but hell will freeze before this gets a hearing.
2225 Concerning the creation of the legislative budget office to provide fiscal notes on proposed legislation  Avoids conflict of interest
2226 Concerning federal immigration enforcement.
2227 Limiting state and local taxes, fees, and other charges relating to vehicles
2254 Encouraging Washington college grant recipients to pursue high demand degrees. Taxpayers subsidize degrees leading to employment only. Yes
2255 Encouraging Washington college grant recipients to reside or work in Washington after graduation. Yes. The state benefits from their education.
2257 Concerning establishment of a regulatory reduction pilot program. Yes. Reduces red tape in ecology and L&I.
2267 Respecting the will of the people following the rejection of a statewide ballot measure. Trying to make government follow the will of the people
2268 Increasing criminal penalties for election violations. Good idea, a little too extreme with life for a sentence.
2320 Requiring training on human trafficking
2323 Dedicating the state sales tax on motor vehicles for transportation
2327 Addressing sexual misconduct at postsecondary educational institutions. Makes it harder to hide.
2329 Concerning health care web site analytics Restricts who can see
2331 Modifying the requirements for posting agendas and notices under the open public meetings act. Requires more notice.
2333 Concerning advisory vote descriptions in the voters' pamphlet. Must include tax increase consequences.
2363 Providing remedies for violations of biometric data ownership rights YES
2364 Creating the charter of personal data rights. YES
2370 Concerning standing before the growth management hearings board. Would reduce the environmentalists to unreasonably delay permits as they have been doing.
2399 Concerning connected devices with a voice recognition feature. Privacy issue
2422 Repealing certain provisions related to civil immigration enforcement.
2467 Establishing a centralized single point of contact background check system for firearms transfers. Streamlining bad law.
2479 Reaffirming the prohibition of the imposition of a local income tax.
2485 Concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of genetic data by direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies.
2556 Providing regulatory relief for early learning providers. Gets the government out of curriculum for day care unless paying for it.
2626 Providing a limited informed consent exemption to state vaccination requirements. YES
2627 Establishing a special allegation and sentencing enhancement for wearing a mask or other disguise during or immediately following the commission of any felony offense. YES
2628 Concerning responsibilities of the three branches of government for administrative rules and procedure. No more legislating by non-elected bodies.
2632 Concerning false reporting of a crime or emergency. Increases penalties.
2644 Concerning artificial intelligence-enabled profiling. YES PENALTIES
2648 Expanding parental involvement in sexual health education.
2659 Limiting state and local taxes, fees, and other charges relating to vehicles. $30 license plates
2680 Establishing tribal representation on the emergency management council. More involvement
2718 Protecting parental rights with regard to insurance communication confidentiality of minors. Yes, only adult children protected from parent’s eyes.
2756 Concerning advanced metering infrastructure. Let’s you opt out.
2784 Creating sales and use tax exemptions for firearms.
2808 Ensuring the right of Washington residents to possess legal firearms.
2820 Concerning court orders involving weapons or domestic violence. Yes, clarifies and strengthens rules against the bad guys.
2822 Requiring that witnesses to voter signature marks on ballot declarations be verified registered voters. Way to verify the existence of witnesses to ballot mark.
2845 Concerning concealed pistol licenses.
2854 Prohibiting the tracking of the movement of individuals or vehicles for the purposes of determining taxes or fees to be assessed.
2886 Concerning local government permitting and land use decisions. Puts deadlines in place so can’t be held up forever by greens
2910 Concerning the conditional release of sexually violent predators to less restrictive alternatives.
2928 Creating the parents' bill of rights.

BAD
1010 Concerning the disposition of forfeited firearms by the Washington state patrol. Must destroy instead of selling them.
1068 Concerning high capacity magazines. Limit 10 rounds, need more than that for self-defenseNRA
1110 Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels. Greenhouse
1315 Concerning concealed pistol license training requirements. No requirement needed.
1332 Concerning updating and streamlining energy facility site evaluation council operations. Making green bills less bad Not now
1351  Expanding eligibility to the early childhood education and assistance program. Take over of child rearing. Rules X files
1352 Compounding drugs. Big pharma doesn’t like them road to end service
1435 Making statutory requirements and policies for cultural access programs the same in all counties of the state. Globalism no Rules X
1523 Increasing the availability of quality, affordable health coverage in the individual market. Standardized health plans, covering what the government thinks they should cover. Guess what that will be.
1551 Modernizing the control of certain communicable diseases. Try better to control of STD’s.  Amended to make not good
1598 Providing code cities of a certain size with the ability to annex unincorporated areas without a referendum provision pursuant to a jointly approved interlocal agreement with the county. No vote by residents, only hearing.
1632 Reducing pollution from single-use plastic food service ware. How about we worry about needles? Rules X file
1665 Encouraging economic development by identifying ways to grow Washington's manufacturing sector through evaluating the opportunities and barriers of repurposing domestic waste stream materials. Want to use industrial waste so they can make money off of it. Another way to poison us.
1815 Establishing a statewide policy supporting Washington state's economy and immigrants' role in the workplace. Makes immigration status a protected class. Rules X file
1861 Concerning ballot rejection rates. Worried too many rejected, not if valid.
1869 Establishing the emerging therapies work group. Way to control which therapies emerge.
1965 Allowing whistleblowers to bring actions on behalf of the state for violations of workplace protections. Looks good, but the wording lets anyone who imagines him./her/itself discriminated against to sue.
2009  Establishing a healthy environment for all by addressing environmental health disparities. Mumbo Jumbo to allow them to run your life. Rules X file
2047 Concerning carbon sequestration on natural and working lands as part of the state’s climate change response. Greener Bill  Rules X file
2063 Making necessary changes allowing the department of children, youth, and families to effectively manage a statewide system of care for children, youth, and families. Very long bill, requested by department. Bad feeling on this one. Rules X File
2117 Providing a pathway to modernize and rebalance the Washington state tax structure so that it is equitable, adequate, stable, and transparent for the people of Washington state. Want to add capital gains, income tax on corporations, Nooooo Rules X File
2184 Requiring comprehensive sexual health education with an affirmative consent curriculum in all public schools by the 2022-23 school year in accordance with the recommendations of the sexual health education work group.
2193 Reauthorizing and expanding the financial fraud and identity theft crimes investigation and prosecution program. Actually adds costs basically a new tax.
2220 Volunteering in schools after a criminal conviction Not comfortable with certificate of rehabilitation. Understand if this is drug or alcohol and person has remained clean, but there should be separate rules for sex offenders. Not sure they can be rehabilitated. Also, there are times when a sworn statement suffices for a new background check. Drag queen story hour anyone
2231 Concerning bail jumping.  Reduces to a misdemeanor even for a felony. NO
2240 Concerning high capacity magazines. May be needed for self-defense NOOOO
2241 Concerning assault weapons and large capacity magazines. Lists firearms. NOOOO
2252 Concerning student health plans Mandatory insurance coverage for abortion. No
2263 Expanding opportunities for marijuana businesses by removing residency barriers and providing access to capital for minority and women-owned businesses through a fee on certain investments. No just allows sham ownership and marijuana businesses are not that big of an asset to the state.
2273 Creating a study committee on human genome editing. Waste of money and intrusive. Just let patients have say in treatment
2275 Concerning certain illegal discharges of sewage wastewater into Puget Sound. Need to fine Seattle for not controlling the discharge off the streets from the “homeless”.
2278 Concerning off-road vehicle registrations.  Aimed at Oregon residents. Hurts border counties.
2279 Improving the development of the marijuana market by enacting provisions specific to craft cannabis production  No affirmative action bill
2288 Creating statutory authorization for school-based health centers. No. Open door to planned parenthood.
2292 Restoring voter eligibility for all persons convicted of a felony offense who are not in total confinement under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections. No they must do as before.
2308 Requiring employers to periodically report standard occupational classifications or job titles of workers. More bureaucracy to hurt small businesses.
2311 Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science. Inslee greenhouse bill
2343 Concerning urban housing supply. NO let local governments determine local needs
2362 Addressing local transportation revenue options. No another new tax
2368 Requiring the legislature to fund all easements recommended by the department of natural resources for the forest riparian easement program. No the legislature should set priorities each budget.
2379 Inventorying and incentivizing the reduction of the potential emissions from sulfur hexafluoride. Will raise cost of electricity
2405 Concerning commercial property assessed clean energy and resilience. Looks like a greener enabling bill.
2413 Concerning funding for wildfire prevention and preparedness activities. Tax increase by any other name is still a tax increase.
2419 Studying barriers to the use of the Washington death with dignity act. More concerned with the lack or protection for the patient of being refused medication to alleviate underlying cause of their desire to die and protection from overeager heirs.
2427 Tackling climate change as a goal of the growth management act. Herding everyone into cities act.
2445 Increasing the price of a discover pass. NO another tax increase. There is another bill to remove this fee all together.
2446 Limiting the disclosure of personal information held by the department of licensing. Sanctuary state. NO
2469 Concerning small works rosters. Affirmative action, no.
2472 Incorporating comprehensive measurements of greenhouse gas emissions from certain fossil fuels into state environmental laws. Inslee greenhouse bill
2489 Concerning the authority of counties, cities, and towns to exceed statutory property tax limitations for the purpose of financing affordable housing for very low-income households and low-income households. NO homelessness is not really a housing issue and more money won’t fix it.
2494 Concerning sales and use tax for public facilities in rural or border counties. More tax increase.
2498 Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default.Allows the atate to terminate leases like the Bundy’s to see the lease to someone else.
2519 Concerning reasonable public safety measures to prevent dangerous individuals from acquiring ammunition. Background check for ammunition.
2522 Making expenditures from the budget stabilization account to alleviate the issue of homelessness. Inslees raid on rainy day fund.
2529 Concerning odd-numbered year elections. Restricts initiative to even  numbered years.
2554 Mitigating inequity in the health insurance market caused by health plans that exclude certain mandated benefits. Basically fining insurance carriers that don’t cover abortion.
2558 Increasing opportunities for young voters. No registering 16 year olds again.
2590 Concerning unlawful possession of a firearm. Adds DWI to offenses disqualifying from owning a firearm.
2609 Addressing climate change through growth management. Herd into cities greener bill
2622 Concerning procedures for ensuring compliance with court orders requiring surrender of firearms, weapons, and concealed pistol licenses. NO leaves victim helpless
2623 Prohibiting the possession of firearms by persons convicted of certain criminal offenses. Too broad
2625 Concerning local parks funding options. Tax increase
2658 Authorizing local option revenue for homelessness services, subject to specified conditions, including prohibiting supervised injection sites and requiring local restrictions on camping on public property. More taxes
2661 Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs. More social-emotional learning
2688 Expanding transportation policy goals. Make greener goals
2699 Developing comprehensive school counseling programs. No more social engineering.
2708 Establishing a work group on school-based health centers.  PTA but no just parents involved.
2744 Improving environmental and social outcomes associated with the production of building materials. Extreme greener bill
2768 Concerning urban and community forestry. Major micromanaging of land NO
2801 Creating the undocumented student support loan program. Besides the obvious, how are they going to repay the loan?
2811 Establishing a statewide environmental sustainability education program. No we don’t need to funnel money into FUSE to indoctrinate our kids on climate change.
2816 Nurturing positive social and emotional school and classroom climates. No MAGA caps allowed
2821 Establishing and funding the health insurance affordability account. New tax on healthcare. NO
2824 Prohibiting the participation of animals in traveling animal acts. This one is personal but could affect the traveling bird, reptile, etc. people that take the animals for education.
2828 Prohibiting funds available to port districts from being allocated for the purchase of fully automated marine container cargo handling equipment. Union Bill to prevent automation of jobs.
2829 Declaring a climate emergency. Marshall law declared regarding the environment NOOOOOOO
2840 Providing additional funding for the business licensing service program administered by the department of revenue. Major increase in fees.
2851 Placing and treating conditionally released sexually violent predators. No requires a discharge plan, discharge should not be routine.
2870 Allowing additional marijuana retail licenses for social equity purposes.
No affirmative action.
2878 Addressing housing concerns for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. No landlords have a right to protect their property.
2892 Authorizing the department of ecology to regulate greenhouse gas emissions associated with persons who produce or distribute fossil fuel products that emit greenhouse gases in Washington. Agency greener control.
2898 Concerning housing benefit districts. No government interference in the housing market.
2900 Concerning marijuana excise tax distributions to local governments. Money grab by King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.
2907 Authorizing counties with populations over two million to impose an excise tax on business. King county tax increase, but all they have to do next is change the population requirement
2913 Concerning transportation revenue. Raises gas tax
2925 Prohibiting the possession of weapons on state capitol grounds.

CONCERN
1854 Protecting consumer data. Hopefully protects.
1902 Promoting consumer ease, administrative simplification, and cost efficiency by requiring a single bill for health services covered by a qualified health plan. Awareness of  a change, the bill will still say what part is for abortion coverage. Rules X file
2249 Staggering legislative terms in accordance with the constitutional amendment to extend legislative terms – Making terms longer only makes the corruption easier to keep. However, the fight is at the amendment level not here as will be necessary if voters approve the change.
2298 Providing families of public school students with information about free and reduced-price meals – waste of money. Just require notice.
2322 Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium BUDGET BILL
2324 Concerning the capital budget. BUDGET BILL
2325 Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations.
2330 Concerning agency fairness and accountability in regulatory actions and compliance enforcement.
2366 Making the chief privacy officer an elected position. Would prefer this an appointed position as electing all the separate executive officers is inefficient. However a good point is made that the office remains vacant when appointed.
2424 Concerning the heating oil insurance program. Real need or way to outlaw oil heating by cost
2525 Establishing the family connections program. Looks like a way to funnel state money to a NGO
2550 Establishing net ecological gain as a policy for application across identified land use, development, and environmental laws. Who makes these determinations? Looks like s bill to stop all building due to interminable litigation.
2555 Concerning background check requirements for firearms classified as other under federal firearms laws. Change or just clarification?
2562 Providing telehealth services to schools. Watching for Planned Parenthood to be the health provider.
2603 Concerning trust water rights. Tying up water?
2605 Providing a business and occupation tax credit for financial institutions issuing loans to women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses. Use a front and also need to know how to run a business.
2614 Concerning paid family and medical leave. Definitions look like calling independent contractors employees.
2742 Concerning the management and oversight of personal data Looks good watching
2796 Concerning juvenile sex offense registration waivers under the special sexual offender disposition alternative. Could let some bad guys off to easy.
2802 Aligning the administration of the growth management hearings board with other boards within the environmental land use and hearings office by modifying requirements pertaining to growth management hearings board membership and the duties and responsibilities of members, streamlining procedures in cases before the growth management hearings board, and allowing the use of administrative appeals judges in growth management hearings board proceedings. Sounds good, but I suspect it is a power grab.
2914 Authorizing bonds for transportation funding. Seems excessive and more taxes

SENATE BILLS
GOOD
5016 Allowing animal control officers to carry firearms for personal protection.
5744 Concerning commercially sexually exploited children. Help for trafficked individuals.
6030 Concerning federal immigration enforcement
6031 Limiting state and local taxes, fees, and other charges relating to vehicles.
6041 Dedicating the state sales tax on motor vehicles to transportation improvements. Fix infrastructure
6042 Prohibiting the use of title-only bills
6043 Concerning subscription service legal defense funds. Allow NRA to help members
6044 Concerning responsibilities of the three branches of government for administrative rules and procedure. No more legislating by non-elected bodies.
6055 Exempting health care and veterinary services from the business and occupation surcharge
6059 Exempting health care-related services from the business and occupation surcharge
6109 Ensuring persons with serious mental illness and substance use disorders receive proper care and assistance. This is good as a trial to see if it works.
6116 Assisting spouses and dependents of active duty military by ensuring affordable access to higher education Good
6145 Reducing the property tax. Attempted fix of last year’s raise
6152 Concerning certification of the level of foreign national ownership for corporations that participate in Washington state elections
6175 Concerning sexual health education and affirmative consent. Looks like an improvement.
6192 Addressing inadequate, deficient, or dangerous conditions at facilities and institutions operated or overseen by state agencies. Aimed at Western State much
6194  Prohibiting cities and towns from citing the same statutory authority to impose multiple business taxes.
6197 Providing for the election of members of the house of representatives from house districts within each legislative district. I have been wanting this system forever.
6227 Concerning the burden of proof in disputes involving enforcement actions by certain regulatory agencies. YES INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
6245 Limiting state and local taxes, fees, and other charges relating to vehicles. $30 tabs
6246 Concerning state employee collective bargaining reforms. Yes, reigns in campaign help for raises.
6258 Addressing the suicide and addiction crisis among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Basically gives same benefits on reservation as off.
6268 Preventing abusive litigation between intimate partners. A step in the right direction, but verbal abuse, intimidation, controlling behavior, etc. is not easily determined and the perpetrators stalk by court case also.
6274 Protecting patient safety in psychiatric hospitals and other health care facilities. Again a start.
6295 Concerning false reporting of a crime or emergency. Increases penalties.
6315 Concerning enforcement of the policies of the department of ecology. Reigns in.
6346 Establishing tribal representation on the emergency management council. Give them more voice
6350 Limiting state and local taxes, fees, and other charges relating to vehicles. $30 license plates
6352 Eliminating expedited processing of alternative energy resource facilities before the energy facility site evaluation council.
6356 Requiring training on human trafficking
6391 Tracking abortion statistics. Keeping track of bad outcomes
6402 Concerning the use of a stolen firearm. Felony by itself.
6406 Concerning firearms. Penalties for theft increased
6436 Concerning the conditional release of sexually violent predators to less restrictive alternatives. Better public notice.
6439 Addressing sexual misconduct at postsecondary educational institutions. Makes it harder to hide.
6461 Concerning permit timelines. Reduces red tape.
6462 Reaffirming the prohibition of the imposition of a local income tax.
6463 Eliminating environmental analysis and mitigation requirements on projects within the comprehensive plan.
6554 Exempting dietary supplements from sales and use tax.
6598 Increasing transparency in reproductive health. Yes, full disclosure needed.
6608 Supporting parental school choice. Yes appears to give funds to child not the school.
6664 Creating the parents' bill of rights.
6673 Removing restrictions on the right to bear arms and ensuring personal protection for Washington citizens.
6679 Declaring January as Chinese American history month and encouraging public schools to commemorate the month. Considering what happened in Tacoma needs to happen.
1861

BAD
5141 Concerning school resource officer mandatory training and policies. Prefer local not state control, Rules X files
5165 Concerning discrimination based on citizenship or immigration status. Sanctuary law. Makes immigration status a protected class.
5295 Concerning labor neutrality and contractor compliance for certain contracted service providers. Only business gets punished. Rules X file
5323 Reducing pollution from plastic bags by establishing minimum state standards for the use of bags at retail establishments. Just no we reuse them and will have to buy them now.
5339 Reducing criminal justice expenses by eliminating the death penalty and instead requiring life imprisonment without possibility of release or parole as the sentence for aggravated first degree murderNeeds to be retained for inmates serving life that murder.
5395 Concerning comprehensive sexual health education. Lots of squishy words, nothing overt in the bill, but there will be in practice Substitute bill overt. worse
5434 Restricting possession of weapons in certain locations. Makes shooter safety zones.
5478 Concerning restraints on persons engaging in lawful professions, trades, or businessesCan’t take customers with them. Rules X file
5740 Creating the secure choice retirement savings program. Leave us alone.
5834 Concerning the immigration status of students. Includes employment. No court case guarantees that.
5876 Creating a women's division and system of gender-responsive, risk-need-responsivity, and trauma-informed practices within the department of corrections. My concern is the “gender responsive” language and trans. Rules X file
5947 Establishing the sustainable farms and fields grant program. Sustainable is a global buzzword
6026 Addressing the state auditor's duties and procedures. NO reduces what they are required to receive.
6037 Concerning business corporations. Boards should be on merit only. Now substitute bill not women on the board, those that identify as women – means could still be all men.  
6049 Creating the insurance commissioner's fraud account. Should use current funds, this adds a surcharge
6065 Establishing the Washington blockchain work group. Waaaay to easy to hack
6074 Reauthorizing and expanding the financial fraud and identity theft crimes investigation and prosecution program. Actually adds costs basically a new tax.
6076 Concerning assault weapons and large capacity magazines. Lists firearms. NOOOO
6077 Concerning high capacity magazines. May be needed for self-defense NOOOO
6085 Expanding opportunities for marijuana businesses by removing residency barriers and providing access to capital for minority and women-owned businesses through a fee on certain investments. No just allows sham ownership and marijuana businesses are not that big of an asset to the state.
6111 Creating a pharmacy tourism program. In the pocket of big pharma much. No.
6113 Creating a central insulin purchasing program. No, let’s have competition. Voluntary never stays voluntary
6115 Concerning off-road vehicle registrations. Aimed at Oregon residents. Hurts border counties.
6124 Establishing a statewide environmental sustainability education program. No we don’t need to funnel money into FUSE to indoctrinate our kids on climate change.
6129 Concerning student health plan coverage for pregnancy services. Easier coverage for abortion.
6132 Allowing the learning assistance program to support school-wide behavioral health system of supports and interventions. No more social engineering.
6138 Concerning the beginning educator support team program. Affirmative action by another name
6161 Imposing an excise tax on ammunition. If they can’t outlaw it, they will tax I to death.
6166 Concerning recreational fishing and hunting licenses. Looks like substantial increase in fees.
6167 Making expenditures from the budget stabilization account to alleviate the issue of homelessness. Inslees raid on rainy day fund.
6212 Concerning the authority of counties, cities, and towns to exceed statutory property tax limitations for the purpose of financing affordable housing for very low-income households and low-income households. NO homelessness is not really a housing issue and more money won’t fix it.
6222 Concerning commercial property assessed clean energy and resilience. Looks like a greener enabling bill.
6223 Expanding equitable access to the benefits of renewable energy through community solar projects. Greener subsidy. No
6224 Concerning collective bargaining for administrative law judges. NO government employees should not be unionized
6228 Restoring voter eligibility for all persons convicted of a felony offense who are not in total confinement under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections. No they must do as before.
6272 Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science. Inslee greenhouse bill
6276 Concerning the payment of wages to freelance workers. Haven’t they read what happened in California? NOOOOOO
6279 Expanding school-based health centers. Now they want the child to be able to see the doctor without the parent’s knowledge and even bill their insurance. NO
6288 Creating the Washington office of firearm violence prevention.
6294 Concerning concealed pistol license training requirements. Age 21 for concealed.
6313 Increasing opportunities for young voters. No registering 16 year olds again.
6334 Concerning urban housing supply. NO let local governments determine local needs
6335 Addressing climate change through growth management. Herd into cities greener bill
6398 Expanding transportation policy goals. Greener Bill
6400 Mitigating inequity in the health insurance market caused by health plans that exclude certain mandated benefits. Basically fining insurance carriers that don’t cover abortion.
6446 Concerning lodging taxes for affordable housing. Tax increase
6453 Tackling climate change as a goal of the growth management act. Herding everyone into cities act.
6454 Concerning local salmon habitat recovery planning in critical areas. Potential land grab.
6480 Developing comprehensive school counseling programs. No more social engineering.
6490 Addressing housing concerns for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system. No landlords have a right to protect their property.
6492 Addressing workforce education investment funding through business and occupation tax reform. Raises B&O
6503 Concerning odd-numbered year elections. Restricts initiative to even  numbered years.
6507 Concerning legislative reporting requirements for certain department of children, youth, and families programs. Eliminating disparity of races, means some children needing help will be without it.
6516 Reducing the workweek to thirty-two hours unless the employee receives compensation for employment in excess of these hours at a rate not less than one and one-half times their regular rate. NOOOOOO Won’t increase overtime, just reduce income. Hard on small businesses
6529 Concerning urban and community forestry. Major micromanaging of land NO
6535 Prohibiting funds available to port districts from being allocated for the purchase of fully automated marine container cargo handling equipment. Union Bill to prevent automation of jobs.
6561 Creating the undocumented student support loan program. Besides the obvious, how are they going to repay the loan?
6563 Creating statutory authorization for school-based health centers. No need parents and not PP
6579 Expanding school-based health centers. Noooo Need parental control of health.
6581 Funding youth health care access and affordability, housing affordability, and wages for child care providers through a more progressive estate tax rate structure. Raising inheritance tax NO
6586 Implementing a per mile charge on electric and hybrid vehicles. Like the idea that electric vehicles pay their share, but this is a step to charging us all by the mile.
6604 Allowing additional marijuana retail licenses for social equity purposes. No affirmative action.
6610 Concerning advisory votes. No more voting on these. They really don’t want to hear from us.
6625 Creating a supports and basic income pilot program. NOOOO Stop taxing them to death and the problem disappears.
6628 Concerning emissions of greenhouse gases. Greener
6632 Providing additional funding for the business licensing service program administered by the department of revenue. Major increase in fees.
6640 Placing and treating conditionally released sexually violent predators. No requires a discharge plan, discharge should not be routine.
6649 Establishing a local sales and use tax option to fund emergency homeless shelters. Tax increase
6652 Addressing local transportation revenue options. No another new tax
6666 Protecting employee information from public disclosure. Purpose to keep people in the dark that they can opt out of  some union fees.
6669 Authorizing counties with populations over two million to impose an excise tax on business. King county
6677 Restoring voter-approved transportation benefit district vehicle fees. Not per iniative.

CONCERN
5376 Protecting consumer data. Hopefully protects. Rules X file
6107 Exempting services essential to affordable housing from the business and occupations surcharge
6108 Nullifying certain taxes approved by regional transit authority voters. Aimed at Pierce County
6168 Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations. BUDGET BILL
6180 Concerning juvenile sex offense registration waivers under the special sexual offender disposition alternative. Could let some bad guys off to easy.
6248 Concerning the capital budget. BUDGET
6253 Creating a comprehensive statewide early care and education system by improving accessibility and affordability of early care and education programs for families. Includes mental health, could be misused.
6256 Concerning the heating oil insurance program. Real need or way to outlaw oil heating by cost
6260 Concerning tribal traditional and cultural interests in water resources. Good to recognize tribal uses, but the tribes have typically aligned with the crazy environmentalists to stop all use of water.
6280 Concerning the use of facial recognition services. Lots of variables
6281 Concerning the management and oversight of personal data. Looks good watching
6283 Requiring the department of ecology to develop a waste discharge general permit to reduce pollution resulting from the unauthorized use of public streets by owners or occupants of recreational vehicles or campers.
6289 Concerning the restoration of the right to possess a firearm.Can’t see anything wrong, but suspicious.
6293 Concerning civil liability for materially aiding domestic terrorism If against Antifa great, if against Matt Shea and friends NOOOOO
6301 Concerning public interest considerations in the transfer or change of surface water rights. Looks like a grab
6349 Concerning paid family and medical leave. ???? Definitions look like calling independent contractors employees.
6416 Providing telehealth services to schools. Watching for Planned Parenthood to be the health provider.
6422 Establishing the family connections program. Looks like a way to funnel state money to a NGO
6494 Concerning trust water rights. Tying up water?
6497  Making supplemental transportation appropriations for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium. BUDGET BILL
6569 Concerning local options for tabulating votes in an election. Confusing to read, probably confusing to vote. Would let more candidates on a general electionballot.
6574 Clarifying the respective administrative powers, duties, and responsibilities of the growth management hearings board and the environmental land use and hearings office. . Sounds good, but I suspect it is a power grab.
6636 Monitoring vaccine adverse events. A start but needs to be clearer. Any reaction within certain time period must be reported. This looks feel good not fctual.