2024 Legislative Bills of Interest

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Table 1
Bill
Number
Bill InformationBill
Status
Code *
House Bills
HB 1053Title: Concerning vehicular pursuits.B
HB 1144Title: Enhancing requirements for the purchase or transfer of firearms.
Summary: Relating to enhancing requirements for the purchase or transfer of firearms by establishing a 10-day waiting period, requiring firearms safety training, prohibiting firearms transfers prior to completion of a background check, and updating and creating consistency in firearms transfer and background check procedures.
Companion bill**: SB 5232
B
HB 1178Title: Concerning local government authority to regulate firearms.
Summary: Relating to the restoration of local government authority to regulate firearms by adopting ordinances or regulations relating to firearms that are in addition to or more restrictive than the requirements of state law.
Companion bill**: SB 5446
B
HB 1180Title: Establishing firearms-related safety measures to increase public safety.
Summary: Relating to establishing firearms-related safety measures to increase public safety by prohibiting the manufacture, importation, distribution, selling, and offering for sale of assault weapons, and by providing limited exemptions applicable to licensed firearm manufacturers and dealers for purposes of sale to armed forces branches and law enforcement agencies for purposes of sale or transfer outside the state.
Companion bill**: SB 5193
B
HB 1214Title: Enacting the protecting children's bodies act.B
HB 1220Title: Establishing universal civic duty voting.
Companion bill**: SB 5209
B
HB 1333Title: Establishing the domestic violent extremism commission.B
HB 1475Title: Increasing access to elections by allowing certain populations to return ballots using an online ballot portal.B
HB 1535Title: Increasing legislative involvement in gubernatorial proclamations relating to a state of emergency.B
HB 1592Title: Concerning ranked choice voting in the presidential primary.B
HB 1708Title: Requiring each ballot to have a unique serial number that permits a voter to view their voted ballot through an online portal.B
HB 1801Title: Eliminating COVID-19 vaccine requirements for new or prospective employees of state agencies.B
HB 1814Title: Concerning the reemployment and pension service credit of public employees separated from service due to a vaccination mandate.B
HB 1816Title: Prohibiting the forwarding of election ballots.B
HB 1826Title: Removing party preferences from the ballot and voters' pamphlet.B
HB 1827Title: Relating to preventing discrimination based on vaccination status and creating the medical freedom act.B
HB 1868Title: Reducing emissions from outdoor power equipment.P
HB 1882Title: Giving cities and towns the freedom to switch their general elections to even-numbered years.
Summary: Relating to giving cities and towns the freedom to switch their general elections to even-numbered years to take advantage of higher and more diverse voter turnout.
Companion bill**: SB 5723
P
HB 1897Title: Concerning enrichment funding for charter public schools.
Companion bill**: SB 5809
P
HB 1902Title: Enhancing requirements for the purchase or transfer of firearms.
Summary: Relating to enhancing requirements for the purchase or transfer of firearms by requiring a permit to purchase firearms, specifying standards for firearms safety training programs, and specifying circumstances where a firearm transfer may be delayed.
P
HB 1903Title: Reporting lost or stolen firearms.P
HB 1932Title: Shifting general elections for local governments to even-numbered years to increase voter participation.B
HJM 4002Title: Constitutional convention
Summary: Applying for a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution relating to fiscal restraints on the federal government, the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit terms of office for federal officials and for members of congress.
Companion bill**: SJM 8004
B
Senate Bills
SB 5034Title: Concerning the authority for a peace officer to engage in a vehicular pursuit.
Summary: Relating to providing the authority for a peace officer to engage in a vehicular pursuit when there is reasonable suspicion a person has violated the law and the officer follows appropriate safety standards.
F
SB 5063Title: Establishing balanced legislative oversight of gubernatorial powers during a declared emergency.F
SB 5139Title: Providing protections for Washington residents who decline COVID-19 vaccinations or who were terminated for refusing vaccination.
Summary: Relating to protecting the rights of Washington residents by ensuring individuals can decline an immunization or vaccination for COVID-19 and addressing workers terminated for refusing vaccination.
F
SB 5140Title: Creating the state elections confidence using rigorous examination act.F
SB 5168Title: Modernizing the energy independence act to avoid regulatory duplication and overlap with other laws.F
SB 5193Title: Establishing firearms-related safety measures to increase public safety.
Summary: Relating to establishing firearms-related safety measures to increase public safety by prohibiting the manufacture, importation, distribution, selling, and offering for sale of assault weapons, and by providing limited exemptions applicable to licensed firearm manufacturers and dealers for purposes of sale to armed forces branches and law enforcement agencies for purposes of sale or transfer outside the state.
Companion bill**: HB 1180
B
SB 5209Title: Establishing universal civic duty voting.
Companion bill**: HB 1220
B
SB 5232Title: Enhancing requirements for the purchase or transfer of firearms.
Summary: Relating to enhancing requirements for the purchase or transfer of firearms by establishing a 10-day waiting period, requiring firearms safety training, prohibiting firearms transfers prior to completion of a background check, and updating and creating consistency in firearms transfer and background check procedures.
Companion bill**: HB 1144
B
SB 5244Title: Creating the second amendment firearm education and training act for legislators.B
SB 5284Title: Concerning campaign finance disclosure.
Summary: Relating to improving transparency in campaign finance disclosure.
B
SB 5378Title: Concerning voter education.
Summary: Relating to requiring voter education within jurisdictions engaged in changing the method of selecting candidates during a primary or removing a primary as the result of employing a single event election process in a general election including a new cause of action, and reversion of the candidate selection processes when necessary.
B
SB 5409Title: Requiring voter identifier numbers to match driver's license or identicard numbers.B
SB 5446Title: Concerning local government authority to regulate firearms.
Summary: Relating to the restoration of local government authority to regulate firearms by adopting ordinances or regulations relating to firearms that are in addition to or more restrictive than the requirements of state law.
Companion bill**: HB 1178
B
SB 5669Title: Concerning rights of individuals to bear arms.B
SB 5678Title: Providing voluntary firearms safety instruction for students.B
SB 5723Title: Giving cities and towns the freedom to switch their general elections to even-numbered years.
Summary: Relating to giving cities and towns the freedom to switch their general elections to even-numbered years to take advantage of higher and more diverse voter turnout.
Companion bill**: HB 1882
B
SB 5770Title: Providing state and local property tax reform.B
SB 5809Title: Concerning enrichment funding for charter public schools.
Companion bill**: HB 1897
F
SB 5820Title: Establishing protections for citizens participating in the initiative and referendum process.P
SB 5860Title: Concerning spring blade knives.P
SJM 8004Title: Constitutional convention
Summary: Applying for a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution relating to fiscal restraints on the federal government, the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit terms of office for federal officials and for members of congress.
Companion bill**: HJM 4002
B

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