Legislative Bill Tracker

Below are bills related to education that we are tracking during the 2017 legislative sessions. This page is updated weekly. For questions about our tracker, please contact us at info@educationvoters.org.

2017 Education bills


Bills that have been signed by the Governor

Below are bills that have been signed by Governor Inslee.

Summary Bill Lead Sponsors
Education Funding & Finance.
Delaying the reduction of local levy authority for one year
5023 – companion to HB 1059 Wellman (D-41) Signed by the Governor

House bills that have passed the floor in their chamber of origin

Below are House bills that have passed the House.

Summary Bill Lead Sponsors
Accountability & Transparency.
Requiring collection of educator preparation data for research and monitoring.
1741 – companion to SB 5526 Slatter (D-48) Passed House
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Eliminates the certificate of academic and individual achievement.
1046 MacEwen (R-35) Passed House
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Developing statewide standards and providing professional development opportunities for paraeducators.
1115 – companion to SB 5070 Bergquist (D-11) Passed House
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Eliminates the requirement for educators to complete a ProTeach portfolio as part of obtaining a professional certification.
1341 Bergquist (D-11) Passed House
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Eliminating the reporting of school employee health benefit data to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
1042 Springer (D-45) Passed House
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Addressing plan membership default provisions in the public employees’ retirement system the teachers’ retirement system and the school employees’ retirement system.
1560 Stanford (D-1) Passed House
Early Learning.
Concerning the financing of early learning facilities.
1777 – companion to SB 5753 Kagi (D-32) Passed House
Education Funding & Finance.
Delaying the reduction of local levy authority for one year.
1059 – companion to SB 5023 Lytton (D-40) Passed House
Education Funding & Finance.
Investing in the state’s basic education program and reducing local levy contributions.
1843 – companion to SB 5623 Sullivan (D-47) Passed House
Educator Quality and Compensation.
Changing explicit alternative routes to teacher certification program requirements to expectations for program outcomes.
1654 – companion to SB 5217 McCaslin (R-4) Passed House
Higher Education.
Eliminating the term “branch” as an identifying factor for extensions of the public institutions of higher education.
1107 Haler (R-8) Passed House
Higher Education.
Providing associate degree education to enhance education opportunities and public safety.
1129 – companion to SB 5069 Walsh (R-16) Passed House
Higher Education.
Making the customized training program permanent.
1130 – companion to SB 5381 Haler (R-8) Passed House
Higher Education.
Supporting student success at community and technical colleges by increasing full-time faculty.
1168 Gregerson (D-33) Passed House
Higher Education.
Enacting financial counseling and making interest rates comparable for student loans.
1169 Orwall (D-33) Passed House
Higher Education.
Modifying collective bargaining laws pertaining to academic employees at community and technical colleges.
1237 Sells (D-38) Passed House
Higher Education.
Witnessing a student’s College Bound Scholarship pledge when obtaining parent or guardian signatures are unsuccessful.
1293 Ortiz-Self (D-21) Passed House
Higher Education.
Requiring community & technical colleges to include the cost of textbooks and other required materials in the course description.
1375 Van Werven (R-42) Passed House
Higher Education.
Decoupling services and activities fees from tuition.
1433 Stambaugh (R-25) Passed House
Higher Education.
Adding a faculty member to the board of regents at the research universities.
1437 Pollet (D-46) Passed House
Higher Education.
Regulating the institutions of higher education including for-profit institutions and private vocational schools.
1439 Pollet (D-46) Passed House
Higher Education.
Establishing a student loan bill of rights.
1440 – companion to SB 5210 Stonier (D-49) Passed House
Higher Education.
Creating protections and fairness for students in the student loan disbursement process.
1499 Pollet (D-46) Passed House
Higher Education.
Expanding college bound scholarship eligibility.
1512 Bergquist (D-11) Passed House
Higher Education.
Having a “campus coordinator” to assist and support the creation of open educational resources.
1561 Frame (D-36) Passed House
Higher Education.
Permitting technical colleges to award diplomas to associate degree completers.
1733 Springer (D-45) Passed House
Higher Education.
Concerning the University of Washington’s alternative process for awarding contracts.
1861 – companion to SB 5631 Pollet (D-46) Passed House
Higher Education.
Expanding higher education supports for gold star families.
2009 Reeves (D-30) Passed House
Higher Education.
Reauthorizing the work group concerned with removing obstacles for higher education students with disabilities.
2037 Frame (D-36) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Addressing the siting of schools and school facilities.
1017 McCaslin (R-4) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Allowing the administration of marijuana to students for medical purposes.
1060 – companion to SB 5290 Blake (D-19) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Assessing physical education practices in public schools.
1235 Riccelli (D-3) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Requiring certain guidelines to be in place regarding school safety drills.
1279 Pettigrew (D-37) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Concerning the frequency of evaluations for certain educators.
1319 McCaslin (R-4) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Requiring establishment of a systemwide credit policy regarding AP exams.
1333 Stambaugh (R-25) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Allowing school nurses to practice nursing without interference from school administrators.
1346 Springer (D-45) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Improving students’ mental health by enhancing nonacademic professional services.
1377 Ortiz-Self (D-21) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Facilitating on-time grade level progression and graduation for certain students.
1444 Caldier (R-26) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Concerning dual language in early learning and K-12 education.
1445 Ortiz-Self (D-21) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Creating uniformity in driver training education provided by school districts and commercial driver training schools.
1481 Hayes (R-10) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Establishing the legislative-executive WorkFirst poverty reduction oversight task force.
1482 Sawyer (D-29) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Establishing a work-integrated learning pilot program.
1600 Santos (D-37) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Concerning the confidentiality of educator professional growth plans.
1732 – companion to SB 5547 Springer (D-45) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Expanding reimbursement for substitute teachers to include the Washington professional educator standards board.
1734 – companion to SB 5548 Lovick (D-44) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Concerning the responsibilities of the superintendent of public instruction and the state board of education.
1886 – companion to SB 5673 Harris (R-17) Passed House
Student Supports.
Creating a Breakfast after the Bell program.
1508 Stonier (D-49) Passed House
Student Supports.
Specifying the role of  family and community engagement coordinators.
1618 Ortiz-Self (D-21) Passed House

Senate bills that have passed the floor in their chamber of origin

Below are Senate bills that have passed the Senate.

Summary Bill Lead Sponsors
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Developing statewide standards and providing professional development opportunities for paraeducators.
5070 – companion to HB 1115 Rivers (R-18) Passed Senate
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Requiring establishment of a system wide credit policy regarding AP exams.
5234 Mullet (D-5) Passed Senate
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Concerning alternative student assessments.
5639 Conway (D-29) Passed Senate
Early Learning.
Increasing high-quality early learning opportunities by reducing barriers and increasing efficiency.
5107 Billig (D-3) Passed Senate
Early Learning.
Establishing a pilot project to license outdoor early learning and child care programs.
5357 Ranker (D-40) Passed Senate
Education Funding & Finance.
Delaying the reduction of local levy authority for one year
5023 – companion to HB 1059 Wellman (D-41) Signed by the Governor
Education Funding & Finance.
Concerning school construction assistance grants for small rural school districts.
5453 Honeyford (R-15) Passed Senate
Education Funding & Finance.
Enacting the Education Equality Act.
5607 Braun (R-20) Passed Senate
Education Funding & Finance.
Eliminating the reduction in state basic education funding that occurs in counties with federal forestlands.
5664 Braun (R-20) Passed Senate
Education Funding & Finance.
Concerning state funding for school construction modernization and asset preservation.
5702 Keiser (D-33) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Providing information to students about education loans.
5022 Bailey (R-10) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Providing associate degree education to enhance education opportunities and public safety.
5069 – companion to HB 1129 Walsh (R-16) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Concerning the evaluation and prioritization of capital budget projects at the public two and four-year institutions of higher education.
5087 Honeyford (R-15) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Requiring live financial literacy seminars for students at institutions of higher education.
5100 Bailey (R-10) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Concerning the regulation of programs of yoga practice or instruction as private vocational schools.
5141 – companion to HB 1385 Palumbo (D-1) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Conducting a workforce study to provide educators with information for students about employment opportunities in certain fields.
5285 – companion to HB 1404 Wilson (R-17) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Concerning veterans’ mental health services at institutions of higher education.
5525 – companion to HB 1737 Wilson (R-17) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Concerning the University of Washington’s alternative process for awarding contracts.
5631 – companion to HB 1861 Becker (R-2) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Allowing community/technical colleges to issue high school diplomas for certain situations.
5640 – companion to HB 1733 Conway (D-29) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Creating the skilled worker outreach recruitment and key training program.
5713 – companion to HB 1949 Palumbo (D-1) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Modifying the definition of resident student to comply with the federal requirements established by the veterans access choice and accountability act of 2014.
5778 Wilson (R-17) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Concering the eligibility for veteran or national guard tuition waivers.
5826 Hobbs (D-44) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning freedom of expression in school sponsored media of students at public schools and institutions of higher education.
5064 Fain (R-47) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning charter school students participating in inter-school athletics and extracurricular activities.
5129 Hunt (D-22) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning educational interpreters for students who are deaf deaf-blind or hard of hearing.
5142 Kuderer (D-48) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Creating the civic learning public-private partnership.
5236 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Requiring  school districts to allow transfer credits for foster youth.
5241 Carlyle (D-36) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Clarifying the authority of a nurse working in a school setting.
5325 – companion to HB 1346 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Permitting the possession and application of topical sunscreen products at schools.
5404 – companion to HB 1573 Rivers (R-18) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning no required psychotropic medication use for students.
5448 Rivers (R-18) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Developing best practices for digital citizenship media literacy and internet safety in schools.
5449 Liias (D-21) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Changing nomenclature for first-class and second-class school districts.
5641 Keiser (D-33) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning skill center facility maintenance.
5644 Honeyford (R-15) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s to appointments to the Professional Educator Standards Board.
5662 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Developing a bilingual educational workforce.
5712 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate
Student Supports.
Creating the Washington academic innovation and mentoring (AIM) program.
5258 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate
Student Supports.
Changing the annual reporting date for the transitional bilingual instruction program.
5488 – companion to HB 1690 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate

House Bills

Below are all education-related bills that have been introduced in the House.

Summary Bill Lead Sponsors Status
Accountability & Transparency.
Requiring collection of educator preparation data for research and monitoring.
1741 – companion to SB 5526 Slatter (D-48) Passed House
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Eliminating the high school science assessment as a graduation requirement.
1012 Taylor (R-15) In Committee
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Eliminates the certificate of academic and individual achievement.
1046 MacEwen (R-35) Passed House
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Developing statewide standards and providing professional development opportunities for paraeducators.
1115 – companion to SB 5070 Bergquist (D-11) Passed House
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Eliminates the certificate of academic and individual achievement.
1256 Young (R-26) In Committee
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Requiring development of a model ethnic studies curriculum.
1294 Ortiz-Self (D-21) Passed House Policy
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Eliminates the requirement for educators to complete a ProTeach portfolio as part of obtaining a professional certification.
1341 Bergquist (D-11) Passed House
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Changing statewide assessment for high school to be the ACT for accountability purposes on a federal level.
1415 Taylor (R-15) In Committee
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Reducing the number of credits needed to graduate high school.
1509 Stonier (D-49) Passed House Policy
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Promoting social emotional learning throughout the calendar year.
1518 Senn (D-41) Passed House Policy
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Adopting a model curriculum for prevention of sexual abuse for grades K-12.
1539 McCabe (R-14) In Committee
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Allowing college placement tests to be used for high school assessment purposes.
1572 – companion to SB 5202) Dolan (D-22) In Committee
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Expanding civics education in public schools.
1896 – companion to SB 5668 Dolan (D-22) In Committee
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Concerning middle school career and technical education.
1898 McCaslin (R-4) In Committee
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Requiring teacher preparation programs to integrate Native American curriculum into existing Pacific Northwest history and government requirements.
2034 – companion to SB 5028 Lovick (D-44) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Making union membership optional for some employees.
1006 Shea (R-4) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Amending the exemptions which enable employees to opt out of making mandatory payments to labor organizations.
1007 Shea (R-4) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Eliminating the reporting of school employee health benefit data to the Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
1042 Springer (D-45) Passed House
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Concerning the calculation of years of service for non-teacher certificated instructional staff positions for salary allocation purposes.
1374 Dolan (D-22) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Providing an enhanced retirement benefit for public employees’ and teachers’ retirement system plans.
1484 Dolan (D-22) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Addressing plan membership default provisions in the public employees’ retirement system the teachers’ retirement system and the school employees’ retirement system.
1560 Stanford (D-1) Passed House
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Eliminating the reporting requirement for innovative supplemental contracts.
1684 – companion to SB 5486 Santos (D-37) In Committee
Early Learning.
Improving student achievement by promoting social emotional learning throughout the calendar year.
1518 Senn (D-41) Passed House Policy
Early Learning.
Concerning the financing of early learning facilities.
1777 – companion to SB 5753 Kagi (D-32) Passed House
Early Learning.
Suspending certain rule-making activities of the department of early learning.
2069 Dent (R-13) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Funding education first.
1021 MacEwen (R-35) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Delaying the reduction of local levy authority for one year.
1059 – companion to SB 5023 Lytton (D-40) Passed House
Education Funding & Finance.
Concerning capital budget for FY 2018 and 2019 including School Construction Assistance Program funding.
1075 Tharinger (D-24) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Exempting school districts from the state portion of sales and use taxes on school construction.
1203 Young (R-26) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Eliminating the reduction in state basic education funding that occurs in counties with federal forest lands.
1393 Walsh (R-19) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Suspending four-year balanced budget requirements in order to fulfill the state’s education funding obligations.
1438 Ormsby (D-3) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Making enhancements to the Learning Assistance Program.
1511 Lytton (D-40) Passed House Policy – could be part of budget negotiations
Education Funding & Finance.
Investing in education by adjusting tax preferences and redirecting existing revenue sources.
1549 Lytton (D-40) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Investing in education by modifying the business and occupation tax and providing small business tax relief.
1550 Lytton (D-40) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Providing funding allocations to promote children’s health and social-emotional learning.
1621 Senn (D-41) Passed House Policy
Education Funding & Finance.
Making the open educational resources project permanent.
1688 Santos (D-37) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Making adjustments to the student transportation allocation system.
1689 Santos (D-37) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Enacting an excise tax on capital gains to fund education.
1730 – companion to SB 5111 Jinkins (D-27) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Providing for a simple majority of voters voting to authorize school district bonds.
1778 – companion to SB 5076 Stonier (D-49) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Providing for a simple majority of voters voting to authorize school district bonds at general elections.
1779 Muri (R-28) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Investing in the state’s basic education program and reducing local levy contributions.
1843 – companion to SB 5623 Sullivan (D-47) Passed House
Education Funding & Finance.
Creating a leasehold excise tax exemption for certain leasehold interests in facilities owned or used by schools colleges or universities.
1913 – companion to SB 5677 Dolan (D-22) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Enacting an excise tax on capital gains to provide funding for the education legacy trust account.
1926 Pollet (D-46) In Committee
Educator Quality and Compensation.
Requiring standards and assessments for educational interpreters.
1303 Stambaugh (R-25) Passed House Fiscal
Educator Quality and Compensation.
Creating a loan forgiveness program for teachers in high-need schools.
1643 Ortiz-Self (D-21) In Committee
Educator Quality and Compensation.
Providing opportunities for addressing the teacher shortage through recruitment selection onboarding and induction.
1644 Ortiz-Self (D-21) In Committee
Educator Quality and Compensation.
Relating to addressing the educator shortage and diversifying the educator workforce by supporting future educators from local communities.
1645 Ortiz-Self (D-21) In Committee
Educator Quality and Compensation.
Changing explicit alternative routes to teacher certification program requirements to expectations for program outcomes.
1654 – companion to SB 5217 McCaslin (R-4) Passed House
Educator Quality and Compensation.
Requiring waivers of the evidence-based assessment of teaching effectiveness for certain preservice candidates.
1664 Caldier (R-26) In Committee
Educator Quality and Compensation.
Removing the expiration date for the teacher and principal evaluation program advisory committee.
1691 Harris (R-17) In Committee
Higher Education.
Reducing State Need Grant award for students attending private-four year institutions of higher education.
1033 Manweller (R-13) In Committee
Higher Education.
Eliminating the term “branch” as an identifying factor for extensions of the public institutions of higher education.
1107 Haler (R-8) Passed House
Higher Education.
Providing associate degree education to enhance education opportunities and public safety.
1129 – companion to SB 5069 Walsh (R-16) Passed House
Higher Education.
Making the customized training program permanent.
1130 – companion to SB 5381 Haler (R-8) Passed House
Higher Education.
Supporting student success at community and technical colleges by increasing full-time faculty.
1168 Gregerson (D-33) Passed House
Higher Education.
Enacting financial counseling and making interest rates comparable for student loans.
1169 Orwall (D-33) Passed House
Higher Education.
Eliminating pay disparity between tenure track and non-tenure track academic employees at community and technical colleges.
1179 Pollet (D-46) In Committee
Higher Education.
Reducing the State Need Grant award for students attending four-year institutions for the first two years.
1214 Hargrove (R-47) In Committee
Higher Education.
Concerning the flying of flags on campuses of Washington state institutions of higher education.
1220 Klippert (R-8) In Committee
Higher Education.
Modifying collective bargaining laws pertaining to academic employees at community and technical colleges.
1237 Sells (D-38) Passed House
Higher Education.
Creating new full-time tenure track positions at the state’s four-year public institutions of higher education.
1238 Pollet (D-46) Passed House Policy
Higher Education.
Providing incentives for the use of open source instructional materials in higher education.
1253 Young (R-26) In Committee
Higher Education.
Witnessing a student’s College Bound Scholarship pledge when obtaining parent or guardian signatures are unsuccessful.
1293 Ortiz-Self (D-21) Passed House
Higher Education.
Creating an academic bill of rights.
1362 Manweller (R-13) In Committee
Higher Education.
Requiring community & technical colleges to include the cost of textbooks and other required materials in the course description.
1375 Van Werven (R-42) Passed House
Higher Education.
Implementing a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention and behavioral health in higher education.
1379 Orwall (D-33) Passed House Policy
Higher Education.
Concerning the regulation of programs of yoga practice or instruction as private vocational schools.
1385 – companion to SB 5141 Stambaugh (R-25) In Committee
Higher Education.
Exempting property owned or used by community and technical colleges from property tax.
1397 – companion to SB 5380 Dolan (D-22) In Committee
Higher Education.
Conducting a workforce study to provide educators with information for students about employment opportunities in certain fields.
1404 – companion to SB 5285 Tarleton (D-36) Passed House Policy
Higher Education.
Creating the Washington next generation educational savings account pilot program.
1425 Kilduff (D-28) Passed House Policy
Higher Education.
Decoupling services and activities fees from tuition.
1433 Stambaugh (R-25) Passed House
Higher Education.
Adding a faculty member to the board of regents at the research universities.
1437 Pollet (D-46) Passed House
Higher Education.
Regulating the institutions of higher education including for-profit institutions and private vocational schools.
1439 Pollet (D-46) Passed House
Higher Education.
Establishing a student loan bill of rights.
1440 – companion to SB 5210 Stonier (D-49) Passed House
Higher Education.
Providing an exemption from the false academic credential law for doctorate degrees awarded by a religious institution.
1442 Haler (R-8) In Committee
Higher Education.
Relating to the creation of a new opportunity scholarship account for professional-technical certificates and degrees.
1452 – companion to SB 5361 Holy (R-6) Passed House Fiscal
Higher Education.
Relating to expanding higher education opportunities for certain students.
1488 Hansen (D-23) Passed House Fiscal
Higher Education.
Creating protections and fairness for students in the student loan disbursement process.
1499 Pollet (D-46) Passed House
Higher Education.
Expanding college bound scholarship eligibility.
1512 Bergquist (D-11) Passed House
Higher Education.
Having a “campus coordinator” to assist and support the creation of open educational resources.
1561 Frame (D-36) Passed House
Higher Education.
Requiring the DSHS to request all necessary exemptions and waivers from the federal government to allow students to use electronic benefit transfer cards at institutions of higher education.
1569 Macri (D-43) In Committee
Higher Education.
Requiring higher education institutions to provide evidence-based programs to support retention and graduation.
1651 Pollet (D-46) In Committee
Higher Education.
Addressing the cybersecurity and information technology professional shortage with incentives.
1697 Hudgins (D-11) In Committee
Higher Education.
Permitting technical colleges to award diplomas to associate degree completers.
1733 Springer (D-45) Passed House
Higher Education.
Concerning veterans’ mental health services at institutions of higher education.
1737 – companion to SB 5525 Volz (R-6) In Committee
Higher Education.
Establishing a pilot grant to create open educational resources.
1768 Stambaugh (R-25) In Committee
Higher Education.
Creating the cybersecurity conditional loan program.
1830 Hudgins (D-11) In Committee
Higher Education.
Establishing the Washington promise program.
1840 Pollet (D-46) Passed House Policy
Higher Education.
Expanding state need grant eligibility.
1841 – companion to SB 5476 Pollet (D-46) In Committee
Higher Education.
Requiring the state fund higher education institutions to make college affordable.
1847 Haler (R-8) In Committee
Higher Education.
Concerning the University of Washington’s alternative process for awarding contracts.
1861 – companion to SB 5631 Pollet (D-46) Passed House
Higher Education.
Granting a tuition and fees exemption for children and surviving spouses of public employees of public agencies.
1887 Dolan (D-22) In Committee
Higher Education.
Concerning benefits of full-time faculty and staff at community and technical colleges.
1888 Doglio (D-22) In Committee
Higher Education.
Creating the skilled worker outreach recruitment and key training program.
1949 – companion to SB 5713 Stambaugh (R-25) In Committee
Higher Education.
Increasing the dependability of the guaranteed education tuition program.
1955 Bergquist (D-11) In Committee
Higher Education.
Concerning disciplinary procedures at private institutions of higher education.
1962 Jinkins (D-27) In Committee
Higher Education.
Expanding higher education supports for gold star families.
2009 Reeves (D-30) Passed House
Higher Education.
Reauthorizing the work group concerned with removing obstacles for higher education students with disabilities.
2037 Frame (D-36) Passed House
Higher Education.
Establishing a medical school loan program.
2127 Haler (R-8) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities.
1011 Shea (R-4) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Addressing the siting of schools and school facilities.
1017 McCaslin (R-4) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Concerning military student participation in varsity extracurricular activities.
1023 MacEwen (R-35) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Allowing the administration of marijuana to students for medical purposes.
1060 – companion to SB 5290 Blake (D-19) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Requiring OSPI to develop an elective firearms safety and hunter education course for high school students.
1174 – companion to SB 5216 Muri (R-28) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Authorizing innovation schools.
1215 Hargrove (R-47) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Assessing physical education practices in public schools.
1235 Riccelli (D-3) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Requiring automated school bus safety cameras for every school bus.
1246 McCabe (R-14) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Establishing a grant program to promote confidence public speaking and leadership skills in students.
1254 Young (R-26) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Requiring certain guidelines to be in place regarding school safety drills.
1279 Pettigrew (D-37) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Tying career and technical education funding to general education funding.
1282 – companion to SB 5183 Tarleton (D-36) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Requiring creation of a statewide school emergency panic button program.
1284 Lovick (D-44) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Improving language access for public school students and families.
1295 Ortiz-Self (D-21) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Creating a program to provide students and the community with the means to report anonymously concerning unsafe or violent activities or the threat of these activities.
1310 Manweller (R-13) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Improving and expanding applied learning opportunities in public schools.
1313 Pettigrew (D-37) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Concerning the frequency of evaluations for certain educators.
1319 McCaslin (R-4) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Requiring establishment of a systemwide credit policy regarding AP exams.
1333 Stambaugh (R-25) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Allowing school nurses to practice nursing without interference from school administrators.
1346 Springer (D-45) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Improving students’ mental health by enhancing nonacademic professional services.
1377 Ortiz-Self (D-21) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Facilitating on-time grade level progression and graduation for certain students.
1444 Caldier (R-26) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Concerning dual language in early learning and K-12 education.
1445 Ortiz-Self (D-21) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Improving language access for public school students and families with limited English proficiency.
1451 Orwall (D-33) Passed House Policy
K-12 Education.
Promoting agriculture science education in schools.
1453 – companion to SB 5318 Blake (D-19) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Creating uniformity in driver training education provided by school districts and commercial driver training schools.
1481 Hayes (R-10) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Establishing the legislative-executive WorkFirst poverty reduction oversight task force.
1482 Sawyer (D-29) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Adopting a model curriculum for prevention of sexual abuse for grades K-12.
1539 McCabe (R-14) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Concerning dropout prevention through engaging youth in farming.
1542 Doglio (D-22) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Requiring school districts to adopt policies regarding the mandatory posting of the child abuse and neglect hotline.
1563 Ortiz-Self (D-21) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Permitting the possession and application of topical sunscreen products at schools.
1573 – companion to SB 5404 Harris (R-17) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Establishing a work-integrated learning pilot program.
1600 Santos (D-37) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Expanding the beginning educator support team.
1601 – companion to SB 5459 Santos (D-37) Passed House Policy
K-12 Education.
Concerning the educational success of youth in foster care.
1628 – companion to SB 5241 Kagi (D-32) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Allowing retired teachers to be employed as mentors.
1685 – companion to SB 5487 Santos (D-37) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Eliminating the gangs in schools task force.
1687 Santos (D-37) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Changing the annual reporting date for the transitional bilingual instruction program.
1690 – companion to 5488 Santos (D-37) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Concerning comprehensive school safety planning for public and private K-12 schools.
1703 Pollet (D-46) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Authorizing flexibility schools and flexibility zones.
1705 Kirby (D-29) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Requiring students to pass a civics test as a prerequisite to graduation from high school.
1706 Chandler (R-15) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Concerning the confidentiality of educator professional growth plans.
1732 – companion to SB 5547 Springer (D-45) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Expanding reimbursement for substitute teachers to include the Washington professional educator standards board.
1734 – companion to SB 5548 Lovick (D-44) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Relating to certification requirements for career and technical educators.
1756 Manweller (R-13) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Requiring notification of substitute teachers of complaints about their performance.
1767 Kraft (R-17) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Requiring composting and recycling in public schools.
1781 – companion to SB 5571 Kloba (D-1) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Concerning no required psychotropic medication use for students.
1788 – companion to SB 5448 Hargrove (R-47) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Pertaining to assessments required for high school graduation.
1793 Senn (D-41) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Incentivizing the recruitment of educators in high-need areas.
1827 Santos (D-37) Passed House Policy
K-12 Education.
Requiring posting of allergen information in public schools.
1878 Stanford (D-1) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Concerning the responsibilities of the superintendent of public instruction and the state board of education.
1886 – companion to SB 5673 Harris (R-17) Passed House
K-12 Education.
Requiring schools to have a safety plan.
1982 Sullivan (D-47) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Requiring classrooms to have additional supports in K-3 if school is unable to create smaller class size due to capital facility needs.
2050 McCaslin (R-4) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Increasing college and career readiness and graduation rates in public schools.
2075 – companion to SB 5758 Pettigrew (D-37) In Committee – could be part of budget negotiations
Student Supports.
Creating a Breakfast after the Bell program.
1508 Stonier (D-49) Passed House
Student Supports.
Specifying the role of  family and community engagement coordinators.
1618 Ortiz-Self (D-21) Passed House
Student Supports.
Aligning definitions relating to the transitional bilingual instruction program.
1686 – companion to SB 5489 Santos (D-37) Passed House Policy

Senate Bills

Below are all education-related bills that have been introduced in the Senate.

Summary Bill Lead Sponsors Status
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Requiring integration of Native American curriculum developed by OSPI in teacher preparation programs.
5028 – companion to HB 2034 McCoy (D-38) Passed Senate Fiscal
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Developing statewide standards and providing professional development opportunities for paraeducators.
5070 – companion to HB 1115 Rivers (R-18) Passed Senate
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Allowing college placement tests to be used for high school assessment purposes.
5202 Baumgartner (R-6) In Committee
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Requiring establishment of a system wide credit policy regarding AP exams.
5234 Mullet (D-5) Passed Senate
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Requiring that cursive writing be taught in common schools.
5238 Warnick (R-13) Passed Senate Policy
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Encouraging instruction on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Washington state schools.
5420 Chase (D-32) In Committee
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Integrating career readiness standards and instruction into the program of basic education.
5622 Rolfes (D-23) In Committee
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Concerning alternative student assessments.
5639 Conway (D-29) Passed Senate
Assessments Standards & Curriculum.
Expanding civics education in public schools.
5668 – companion to HB 1896 Zeiger (R-25) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Concerning the calculation of years of service for non-teacher certificated instructional staff positions for salary allocation purposes.
5283 – companion to HB 1374) Warnick (R-13) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Amending the state salary allocation model for educators.
5297 Ranker (D-40) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Addressing retired teachers working as coaches.
5310 Hunt (D-22) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Eliminating the reporting requirement for innovative supplemental contracts.
5486 – companion to HB 1684 Zeiger (R-25) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Providing a housing allowance in school districts with above average residential housing costs.
5534 Fortunato (R-31) Passed Senate Policy
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Providing an enhanced retirement benefit for public employees’ and teachers’ retirement system plans 1.
5556 – companion to HB 1484 Hunt (D-22) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Concerning teachers’ postretirement employment options.
5601 Darneille (D-27) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Changing benefits of public school employees to WA state healthcare authority.
5726 Hobbs (D-44) In Committee
Compensation & Collective Bargaining.
Ensuring that the premium ratios for full family coverage are no more than 3x single coverage for public school employees.
5727 Hobbs (D-44) In Committee
Early Learning.
Increasing high-quality early learning opportunities by reducing barriers and increasing efficiency.
5107 Billig (D-3) Passed Senate
Early Learning.
Concerning the DEL’s access to records to determine suitability of individuals in child care settings.
5246 Zeiger (R-25) In Committee
Early Learning.
Updating certain DEL mechanisms to reflect federal requirements legislative mandates and planned system improvements.
5247 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate Policy
Early Learning.
Establishing a pilot project to license outdoor early learning and child care programs.
5357 Ranker (D-40) Passed Senate
Early Learning.
Updating the early learning facilities fund program.
5484 Honeyford (R-15) In Committee
Early Learning.
Providing financial assistance to support state-funded early learning facilities for low-income children.
5753 – companion to HB 1777 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate Fiscal
Education Funding & Finance.
Delaying the reduction of local levy authority for one year
5023 – companion to HB 1059 Wellman (D-41) Signed by the Governor
Education Funding & Finance.
Providing for a simple majority of voters voting to authorize school district bonds.
5076 – companion to HB 1778 Mullet (D-5) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Enacting an excise tax on capital gains to fund education.
5111 – companion to HB 1730 Braun (R-20) Passed Senate Fiscal
Education Funding & Finance.
Funding education and other public services by narrowing tax preferences and redirecting existing revenue sources.
5112 Braun (R-20) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Funding education by modifying the business and occupation tax and providing small business tax relief.
5113 Braun (R-20) Passed Senate Fiscal
Education Funding & Finance.
Allowing schools districts to pay school board members a higher salary.
5115 Carlyle (D-36) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Establishing a carbon pollution tax with revenues directed toward education and other public services.
5127 Braun (R-20) Passed Senate Fiscal
Education Funding & Finance.
Concerning a sales tax exemption for state and local governments public school districts and charter public schools on construction.
5166 Ericksen (R-42) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Modifying the pupil transportation funding formula to address underfunded school districts.
5367 Becker (R-2) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Exempting property owned or used by community and technical colleges from property tax.
5380 – companion to HB 1397 Zeiger (R-25) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Requiring the state to compensate associated student body program food or beverage sales revenue losses.
5417 Chase (D-32) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Increasing the funding allocation for special education programs.
5432 Rolfes (D-23) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Concerning school construction assistance grants for small rural school districts.
5453 Honeyford (R-15) Passed Senate
Education Funding & Finance.
Enacting the Education Equality Act.
5607 Braun (R-20) Passed Senate
Education Funding & Finance.
Investing in the state’s basic education program and reducing local levy contributions.
5623 – companion to HB 1843 Rolfes (D-23) In Committeee
Education Funding & Finance.
Eliminating the reduction in state basic education funding that occurs in counties with federal forestlands.
5664 Braun (R-20) Passed Senate
Education Funding & Finance.
Creating a leasehold excise tax exemption for certain leasehold interests in facilities owned or used by schools colleges or universities.
5677 – companion to HB 1913 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate Policy
Education Funding & Finance.
Concerning state funding for school construction modernization and asset preservation.
5702 Keiser (D-33) Passed Senate
Education Funding & Finance.
Creating an equipment assistance grant program to enhance student nutrition in public schools.
5708 – companion to HB 1551 Walsh (R-16) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Repealing certain tax exemptions and deductions to help pay for the full funding of basic education.
5756 Pearson (R-39) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Addressing the state’s paramount duty to fully fund K-12 education by creating a new partnership between the state and local school districts.
5825 Mullet (D-5) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Simplifying business and occupation tax administration.
5840 Palumbo (D-1) In Committee
Educator Quality and Compensation.
Changing explicit alternative routes to teacher certification program requirements to expectations for program outcomes.
5217 Zeiger (R-25) In Committee
Higher Education.
Requiring that student loan information be provided to students.
5017 Bailey (R-10) In Committee
Higher Education.
Providing information to students about education loans.
5022 Bailey (R-10) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Providing associate degree education to enhance education opportunities and public safety.
5069 – companion to HB 1129 Walsh (R-16) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Aligning eligibility for the college bound scholarship program with the state need grant program.
5074 Frockt (D-46) In Committee
Higher Education.
Concerning the evaluation and prioritization of capital budget projects at the public two and four-year institutions of higher education.
5087 Honeyford (R-15) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Requiring live financial literacy seminars for students at institutions of higher education.
5100 Bailey (R-10) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Concerning the regulation of programs of yoga practice or instruction as private vocational schools.
5141 – companion to HB 1385 Palumbo (D-1) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Establishing a student loan bill of rights.
5210 – companion to HB 1440 Liias (D-21) In Committee
Higher Education.
Conducting a workforce study to provide educators with information for students about employment opportunities in certain fields.
5285 – companion to HB 1404 Wilson (R-17) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Relating to the creation of a new opportunity scholarship account for professional-technical certificates and degrees.
5361 – companion to HB 1452 Bailey (R-10) Passed Senate Policy
Higher Education.
Making the customized training program at Career and Technical Colleges permanent.
5381 – companion to HB 1130 Baumgartner (R-6) Passed Senate Policy
Higher Education.
Expanding state need grant eligibility.
5476 – companion to HB 1841 Frockt (D-46) In Committee
Higher Education.
Concerning veterans’ mental health services at institutions of higher education.
5525 – companion to HB 1737 Wilson (R-17) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Requiring collection of educator preparation data for research and monitoring.
5526 – companion to HB 1741 Zeiger (R-25) In Committee
Higher Education.
Authorizing institutions of higher education to contract for services.
5550 Rossi (R-45) Passed Senate Fiscal
Higher Education.
Freezing tuition at institutions of higher education.
5568 Liias (D-21) In Committee
Higher Education.
Allowing search for president of colleges to be exempt from public record but subject to senate confirmation.
5584 Baumgartner (R-6) Passed Senate Policy
Higher Education.
Decoupling services and activities fees from tuition.
5592 – companion to HB 1433 Palumbo (D-1) Passed Senate Policy
Higher Education.
Concerning the University of Washington’s alternative process for awarding contracts.
5631 – companion to HB 1861 Becker (R-2) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Allowing community/technical colleges to issue high school diplomas for certain situations.
5640 – companion to HB 1733 Conway (D-29) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Establishing the Washington promise program.
5666 – companion to HB 1840 Frockt (D-46) In Committee
Higher Education.
Creating the higher education infrastructure investment program.
5684 Palumbo (D-1) Passed Senate Fiscal
Higher Education.
Creating the skilled worker outreach recruitment and key training program.
5713 – companion to HB 1949 Palumbo (D-1) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Requiring acceptance of additional high school equivalency tests.
5731 Chase (D-32) Passed Senate Fiscal
Higher Education.
Modifying the definition of resident student to comply with the federal requirements established by the veterans access choice and accountability act of 2014.
5778 Wilson (R-17) Passed Senate
Higher Education.
Expanding reimbursement for substitute teachers to include the Washington professional educator standards board.
5820 Wilson (R-17) Passed Senate Fiscal
Higher Education.
Authorizing institutions of higher education to contract for services.
5821 Chase (D-32) In Committee
Higher Education.
Concering the eligibility for veteran or national guard tuition waivers.
5826 Hobbs (D-44) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning freedom of expression in school sponsored media of students at public schools and institutions of higher education.
5064 Fain (R-47) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Transitioning military student participation in extracurricular activities.
5117 Rolfes (D-23) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Concerning charter school students participating in inter-school athletics and extracurricular activities.
5129 Hunt (D-22) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning educational interpreters for students who are deaf deaf-blind or hard of hearing.
5142 Kuderer (D-48) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Eliminating the suspension and expulsion of K-2 students unless in specified circumstances.
5155 Billig (D-3) Passed Senate Fiscal
K-12 Education.
Tying career and technical education funding to general education funding.
5183 – companion to HB 1282 Rolfes (D-23) Passed Senate Policy
K-12 Education.
Providing for career and technical education opportunities for elementary school students.
5206 Chase (D-32) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Requiring OSPI to develop an elective firearms safety and hunter education course for high school students.
5216 – companion to HB 1174 O’Ban (R-28) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Creating the civic learning public-private partnership.
5236 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Requiring  school districts to allow transfer credits for foster youth.
5241 Carlyle (D-36) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Allowing the administration of marijuana to students for medical purposes.
5290 – companion to HB 1060 Hobbs (D-44) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Creating a pilot project to provide middle school students academic support beyond the traditional school day.
5291 – companion to HB 1412 Pearson (R-39) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Promoting agriculture science education in schools.
5318 – companion to HB 1453 Hunt (D-22) Passed Senate Policy
K-12 Education.
Clarifying the authority of a nurse working in a school setting.
5325 – companion to HB 1346 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning students who receive special education services who earn certificates of individual achievement.
5348 Fain (R-47) Passed Senate Policy
K-12 Education.
Permitting the possession and application of topical sunscreen products at schools.
5404 – companion to HB 1573 Rivers (R-18) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning no required psychotropic medication use for students.
5448 Rivers (R-18) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Developing best practices for digital citizenship media literacy and internet safety in schools.
5449 Liias (D-21) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Expanding the beginning educator support team.
5459 – companion to HB 1601 Rolfes (D-23) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Allowing retired teachers to be employed as mentors.
5487 – companion to HB 1685 Zeiger (R-25) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Concerning dual language in early learning and K-12 education.
5529 – companion to HB 1445 Rolfes (D-23) Passed Senate Fiscal
K-12 Education.
Concerning the confidentiality of educator professional growth plans.
5547 – companion to HB 1732 Rolfes (D-23) Passed Senate Fiscal
K-12 Education.
Expanding reimbursement for substitute teachers to include the Washington professional educator standards board.
5548 – companion to HB 1734 Rivers (R-18) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Allowing principals to request school district waivers.
5562 Fortunato (R-31) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Implementing the education sector excellence assessment framework.
5567 Miloscia (R-30) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Modifying the future teachers conditional scholarship and loan repayment program to increase the number of early elementary teachers.
5585 Ranker (D-40) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Aligning OSPI’s background check authority with the department of early learning.
5605 Walsh (R-16) Passed Senate Policy
K-12 Education.
Changing nomenclature for first-class and second-class school districts.
5641 Keiser (D-33) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning skill center facility maintenance.
5644 Honeyford (R-15) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning the siting of schools and school facilities.
5651 Conway (D-29) Passed Senate Policy
K-12 Education.
Concerning the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s to appointments to the Professional Educator Standards Board.
5662 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Concerning the responsibilities of the superintendent of public instruction and the state board of education.
5673 – companion to HB 1886 Zeiger (R-25) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Developing a bilingual educational workforce.
5712 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate
K-12 Education.
Extending the duration of the social emotional learning benchmarks work group.
5714 McCoy (D-38) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Improving student achievement by providing summer programs.
5733 Walsh (R-16) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Extending the school year from 180 days to 220.
5740 King (R-14) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Reducing lead in drinking water infrastructure serving schools and early childhood programs.
5745 Kuderer (D-48) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Increasing college and career readiness and graduation rates in public schools.
5758 – companion to HB 2075 Rivers (R-18) In Committee – could be part of budget negotiations
K-12 Education.
Requiring schools to have a harassment  intimidation and bullying prevention policy.
5766 Liias (D-21) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Providing feminine hygiene products in schools at no cost to students.
5802 Saldaña (D-37) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Concerning the application of landmark or historic preservation regulations with regard to school district property in school districts with more than fifty thousand students.
5805 Frockt (D-46) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Concerning career and technical education funding.
5853 Walsh (R-16) In Committee
Student Supports.
Creating the Washington academic innovation and mentoring (AIM) program.
5258 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate
Student Supports.
Changing the annual reporting date for the transitional bilingual instruction program.
5488 – companion to HB 1690 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate
Student Supports.
Aligning definitions relating to the transitional bilingual instruction program.
5489 – companion to HB 1686 Zeiger (R-25) Passed Senate Policy

Joint Resolutions

Below are all education-related joint resolutions.

Summary Bill Lead Sponsors Status
Education Funding & Finance.
Amending the constitution to allow a simple majority of voters voting to authorize school district bonds.
8202 Mullet (D-5) In Committee
Education Funding & Finance.
Amending the Constitution to provide for a simple majority of voters voting to authorize school district bonds at general elections.
4204 Muri (R-28) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Amending the constitution to provide for a system of publicly funded schools.
8200 Baumgartner (R-6) In Committee
K-12 Education.
Amending the Constitution to allow public schools that are not free from sectarian control.
8203 Miloscia (R-30) In Committee