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2017 Legislative Session

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House Bills
Bill Number Short Description
HB1156 Modify population criteria for allowing WATVs on county roadways (expands WATV road use county population threshold from 15k to 300k; would expand to all but the five largest counties) Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1157 Modify operation of motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1177 Access to state recreation lands by disabled veterans (companion bill to SB5305) Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1180 Enhance recreational opportunities for veterans with disabilities Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1271 Create more equitable penalty for failure to comply with Discover Pass requirements by setting penalty equal to Discover Pass sales price Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1272 Create motor vehicle registration hiatus for certain motor vehicles that are not operated on public roads Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1286 Modifying certain vehicle service fees Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1307 Authorizing local authorities to establish dual speed limits Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1345 Modifying certain vehicle filing fees Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1446 Registration enforcement for off-road vehicles and snowmobiles (companion bill to SB5338) Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1464 Development of cooperative agreements to expand recreational access on privately owned lands (companion bill to SB5384)
HB1478 Distribution of monetary penalties to local courts and state agencies paid for failure to comply with Discover Pass requirements (companion bill to SB5342) Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1485 Limiting mandatory motorcycle helmet use to persons under the age of eighteen Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1555 Carbon pollution tax and investment program (companion bill to SB5127) Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1646 Promoting an equitable clean energy economy by creating a carbon tax (companion bill to SB5509) Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1650 Motorcycle rider liability for actions required of helmet manufacturers Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1738 Protect water quality by aligning state brake friction material restrictions with requirements of a similar nationwide agreement. Would phase out copper and other specific materials from brake friction material by 2025.
HB1803 Motorcycle helmet use (companion bill to SB5156) Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1804 Financial responsibility insurance requirements with respect to motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and mopeds
HB1820 Maintenance and operations of parks and recreational land acquired through the conservation futures program
HB1837 Operation of wheeled all-terrain vehicles in less populated counties (expands WATV road use county population threshold from 15k to 50k if the county is east of Cascades; would also remove 35 MPH speed limit restriction; would expand to all but the three largest counties east of mountains) Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1838 Crossing of certain public roadways by wheeled all-terrain vehicles (expands when a WATV can cross a road east of the Cascades and in a county with a population of less than 50k to include roads with speed limits up to 60 MPH, but excludes divided highways
HB1940 Requiring proof of financial responsibility before the issuance of vehicle registrations Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB1977 Requiring attestation of financial responsibility at the time of vehicle registration Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB2017 Concerning the lemon law's application to recreational vehicles Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB2063 Exempting motorcycles from the payment of a motor vehicle weight fee Missed cutoff - likely dead
HB2142 Concerning discover passes for state and national guard members Missed cutoff - likely dead

Senate Bills
Bill Number Short Description
SB5127 Establish carbon pollution tax and investment program (companion bill to HB1555)
SB5153 Require proof of financial responsibility before issuance of vehicle registrations Missed cutoff - likely dead
SB5156 Concerning motorcycle helmet use (companion bill to HB1803)
SB5200 Allowing spouses to combine volunteer hours for purposes of receiving complimentary Discover Pass
SB5305 Access to state recreation lands by disabled veterans (companion bill to HB1777) Missed cutoff - likely dead
SB5338 Registration enforcement for off-road vehicles and snowmobiles (companion bill to HB1446)
SB5342 Distribution of monetary penalties to local courts and state agencies paid for failure to comply with Discover Pass requirements (companion bill to HB1478)
SB5378 Modify operation of motorcycles on roadways laned for traffic (companion bill to HB1478)
SB5384 Development of cooperative agreements to expand recreational access on privately owned lands (companion bill to HB1643) Missed cutoff - likely dead
SB5385 Fossil fuel carbon pollution tax Missed cutoff - likely dead
SB5509 Promoting an equitable clean energy economy by creating a carbon tax (companion bill to HB1646) Missed cutoff - likely dead
SB5564 Vehicle taxation Missed cutoff - likely dead


Budget Bills
Bill Number Short Description
House Budget Bills
HB1067 2017-2019 fiscal biennium operating appropriations (companion bill to SB5804)
HB1068 2017 supplemental operating appropriations (companion bill to SB5047)
HB1075 Concerning the capital budget (companion bill to SB5086)
HB1146 2015-2017 supplemental transportation appropriations (companion bill to SB5095)
HB1147 2017-2019 transportation appropriations (companion bill to SB5096)


Senate Budget Bills
SB5047 2017 supplemental operating appropriations (companion bill to HB1068)
SB5048 2017-2019 fiscal biennium operating appropriations (companion bill to HB1067)
SB5086 Concerning the capital budget (companion bill to HB1075)
SB5095 2015-2017 supplemental transportation appropriations (companion bill to HB1146)
SB5096 2017-2019 fiscal biennium transportation appropriations (companion bill to HB1146)


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