2017 Washington State YIMBY-related Legislation

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Washington State Bills Signed Into Law 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5649: Modifying the eligibility requirements for certain counties to form a regional transportation planning organization.
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 19, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5517: Concerning rail dependent uses for purposes of the growth management act and related development regulations
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on July 6, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5366: Concerning the authorization of and deposit of moneys from department of transportation advertising activities
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 27, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5316: Concerning the removal of provisions that are no longer necessary for continued publication in the Revised Code of Washington
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on July 6, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5018: Authorizing wheelchair accessible taxicabs access to high occupancy vehicle lanes
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 16, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5924: Exchanging charitable, educational, penal, and reformatory institutions trust lands for community and technical college forest reserve lands
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on July 7, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5674: Addressing the final approval of subdivisions of land
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 27, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5543: Concerning a reexamination of the classification of land in flood control districts
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 19, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5138: Concerning metropolitan park districts
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 5, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5051: Concerning non-default termination provisions in state land leases for agricultural or grazing purposes
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 19, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5235: Withdrawing territory from a cemetery district
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 19, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5734: Bringing Washington state government contracting provisions into compliance with federal law as it relates to small works bonding requirements
Gives the contractor or general contractor/construction manager the option to have the public entity retain 10 percent, instead of 50 percent, of the contract amount in lieu of the bond requirement for public works contracts up to $150,000, instead of $35,000.
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 20, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5096: Making transportation appropriations for the 2017-2019 fiscal biennium
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 16, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5647: Creating a low-income home rehabilitation revolving loan program
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5254: Ensuring adequacy of buildable lands and zoning in urban growth areas and providing funding for low-income housing and homelessness programs
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on July 6, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5388: Concerning unlawful entry on certain properties
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5252: Addressing the effectiveness of document recording fee surcharge funds that support homeless programs
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on July 6, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5402: Creating the Cooper Jones bicyclist safety advisory council
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 16, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5806: Concerning preliminary work to develop a process for planning for a new Interstate 5 bridge spanning the Columbia river
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5119: Concerning water-sewer districts
 Modifies property valuation, sale, and auction requirements for water- sewer districts. Permits water-sewer districts with large populations to issue warrants directly to the county treasurer under certain conditions. Authorizes water-sewer districts to contract for asset management services of their water storage assets. Authorizes water-sewer districts to acquire, lease, and sell pollution control facilities and issue revenue bonds to defray the costs.
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 16, 2017

2017 Senate Bill 5049: Concerning relocation assistance following real property acquisition
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 5, 2017

2017 House Bill 1395: Allowing public transportation benefit area authorities to use job order contracts and procedure
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 27, 2017

2017 House Bill 1105: Concerning passenger-carrying vehicles for railroad employees
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 16, 2017

2017 House Bill 1018: Modifying the maximum amount for grants provided to airports and air navigation facilities
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 19, 2017

2017 House Bill 1616: Clarifying the type of land eligible for purchase under the affordable housing land acquisition revolving loan fund program
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2017

2017 House Bill 1959: Requiring a public hearing before a local government may remove a restrictive covenant from land owned by the local government
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 25, 2017

2017 House Bill 1820: Concerning the maintenance and operations of parks and recreational land acquired through the conservation futures program
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 27, 2017

2017 House Bill 1747: Concerning the withdrawal of land from a designated classification
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 8, 2017

2017 House Bill 1711: Prioritizing lands to receive forest health treatments
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 8, 2017

2017 House Bill 1503: Preventing unfunded mandates involving on-site sewage systems from affecting local governments and property owners
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 21, 2017

2017 House Bill 1464: Concerning the development of cooperative agreements to expand recreational access on privately owned lands
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 8, 2017

2017 House Bill 1017: Addressing the siting of schools and school facilities
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 26, 2017

2017 House Bill 1001: Concerning utility easements on state-owned aquatic lands
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 17, 2017

2017 House Bill 1183: Authorizing specified local governments, including municipalities and federally recognized Indian tribes to designate a portion of their territory as a creative district
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 8, 2017

2017 House Bill 1531: Concerning the forest riparian easement program
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 27, 2017

2017 House Bill 2138: Concerning tax relief for the construction of adapted housing for disabled veterans
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 4, 2017

2017 House Bill 1716: Creating the construction registration inspection account
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on July 6, 2017

2017 House Bill 1538: Requiring prime contractors to bond the sub-contractors portion of retainage upon request
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 16, 2017

2017 House Bill 1201: Concerning the taxing authority of public facilities districts
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 4, 2017

2017 House Bill 1683: Addressing sewer service within urban growth areas
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 16, 2017

2017 House Bill 2010: Addressing homelessness in wildfire areas
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 10, 2017

2017 House Bill 1677: Concerning local government infrastructure funding
Signed with partial veto by Gov. Jay Inslee on July 6, 2017

2017 House Bill 1262: Concerning accessible parking spaces for people with disabilities
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 27, 2017
 
2017 House Bill 1648: Concerning county treasurer administrative efficiencies
Provides that county treasurers must provide a printed notice or electronically publish the amount of taxes owed for each taxpayer. If real property taxes are paid by a bank, the name of each tax and levy in the property tax information located on the county treasurer's website satisfies the notice requirement. A county treasurer may (instead of "is required to") provide a payment agreement to taxpayers for payment of current taxes that are due, including any partial payment collection charges. A treasurer may accept a one-time, electronic partial payment without a payment agreement.
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 27, 2017

2017 House Bill 1615: Concerning relocation assistance for persons displaced by agency property acquisitions
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 14, 2017

2017 House Bill 1526: Exempting multipurpose senior citizen centers from property taxation
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 16, 2017

2017 House Bill 1283: Eliminating the collection of anticipated taxes and assessments
Eliminates the requirement that advance taxes must be collected before any document is filed with the county auditor to divide, alter, or adjust real property boundary lines.
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 25, 2017

2017 House Bill 1166: Concerning fire protection district tax levies
Eliminates the requirement that a fire district must have, or contract with another entity that has, at least one paid full-time employee in order to levy an additional regular property tax levy.
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 25, 2017

References

Washington Votes
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