• Legislature

  • Skagit 2024 Legislative Send Off
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    • I-2113 calls to restore ‘reasonable’ police pursuits.
    • I-2124 would allow you to opt out of state-run long-term care.
    • I-2117 aims to repeal Governor Inslee's cap-and-trade program that goes after carbon emission polluters.
    • I-2109 would repeal capital gains.
    • I-2111 wants to make sure there will be no state income tax.
    • I-2081 would require public schools to notify parents about certain things, like when a child receives medical services.
    • HB 1628 Increases the supply of affordable housing by modifying the state and local real estate excise tax.
    • HB 1716 employers providing child care assistance to employees by establishing a business and occupation tax credit for businesses and requiring the Department of Revenue to provide a report to the legislature.
    • HB 1793 would impose a tax on smart wireless device: meaning any type of instrument, device, machine, or equipment that is capable of wireless access to the internet. This includes, but is not limited to, smart phones, laptop computers, tablets, wearable devices, smart speakers, gaming consoles, smart gyms, and smart televisions.
    • HB 1870 promotes economic development by increasing opportunities for local communities to secure federal funding.
    • HB 2114 improves housing stability for tenants subject to the Residential Landlord-tenant act and the Manufactured/mobile home landlord-tenant act by limiting rent and fee increases, requiring notice of rent and fee increases, limiting fees and deposits, establishing a landlord resource center and associated services, authorizing tenant lease termination, creating parity between lease types, and providing for attorney general enforcement.
    • HB 2243 would create a Children’s Social Equity Trust. This trust would be managed much like the trusts that were created at Statehood which fund schools, libraries, and other community services.
    • HB 2276 would impose a 1% real estate tax on property sales above about $3 million and give Washington the second-highest real estate tax in the nation. 
    • SB 5118  concerns modifying the multifamily property tax exemption to promote development of long-term affordable housing.
    • SB 5368  expands the state’s successful Stay-at-Work Program by allowing employers to bring injured employees back to light duty at off-site nonprofit jobs.
    • SB 5778  purports to protect workers from having to listen to their employers’ political and religious opinions.
    • SB 5817 requires state agencies to share information to encourage economic development.
    • SB 5838 establishes an artificial intelligence task force.
    • SB 5958 establishes a Washington career skill program (Program) to incentivize the creation of short-term retail-related micro-credentials and programs. The Student Achievement Council will administer the Program starting 10/1/2025 for students pursuing retail credentials who are not eligible for federal or state funding. The Council will collect data to report on the effectiveness of the Program starting 10/1/2025.
    • SB 6317 establishes a Washington career skill program (Program) to incentivize the creation of short-term retail-related micro-credentials and programs. The Student Achievement Council will administer the Program starting 10/1/2025 for students pursuing retail credentials who are not eligible for federal or state funding. The Council will collect data to report on the effectiveness of the Program starting 10/1/2025.
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