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GMA Laws and Rules

Details: The Department of Commerce is preparing to review and update the administrative rules for the Growth Management Act (GMA). Commerce will finalize rulemaking by June …

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Lead-Based Paint Laws and Rules

Details: WAC 365-230 – Administrative rule that describes requirements for individuals and firms performing lead-based paint abatement, risk assessments, hazard screens, inspections, renovations, and dust sampling.. NOTE: Washington Regulations are written to mirror the federal EPA LBP/RRP regulations with only one exception.To find this exception, please refer to WAC 365-230-200 (8) (g) and (h)

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Human Trafficking Laws and Investigations

Details: laws for criminal justice personnel, including prosecutors, law enforcement and court personnel. The bill, codified in RCW 43.280.095, requires that: "(1) The office of crime victims advocacy shall establish a statewide training program on Washington's human trafficking laws for criminal justice personnel.

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Electric Vehicle Policies and Laws

Details: State Electric and alternative fuel procurement rules. RCW 43.19.648 requires state agencies and local governments to fuel publicly owned vehicles, vessels and construction equipment with electricity or biofuels to the extent practicable. The definition of practicable can be found in Chapter 194-28 WAC for state agencies and Chapter 194-29 WAC for local governments.

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Your Rights as a Tenant in Washington State

Details: Many laws apply to the relationship between tenants and landlords. This publication explains the most common state laws Legal Clinics at (206) 267 regarding your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. The most important law is the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act

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Clean Buildings Performance Standards

Details: The new rules filed Oct. 30, 2020, known as WAC 194-50, implement Washington’s landmark clean commercial buildings standard enacted in 2019 ( Chapter 285, Laws 2019 ). The law required Commerce to develop and implement an energy performance standard for commercial buildings greater than 50,000 square feet, and provide incentives to encourage

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WASHINGTON STATEWIDE REENTRY COUNCIL BYLAWS

Details: Italicized sections are copied from RCW 43.380. - 1 - WASHINGTON STATEWIDE REENTRY COUNCIL BYLAWS As Adopted on September 28, 2017 This Bylaw adopted the 16th day of June 2017 was made pursuant to express intentions of members present at the meeting of the Council as reflected in the resolution of the Council to have

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CARES Act and State Rent Assistance

Details: Training certificates issued by Cole and Associates for either abatement or Renovation, Repair and Painting can not be honored by Commerce until further notice. Please contact Cynthia Sanderson at 360-725-2941 or [email protected]wa.gov for questions regarding …

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Appliance Standards

Details: Appliance Standards Appliance standards represent a cost-effective strategy to protect consumers and businesses and strengthen the state’s clean energy economy. Efficiency products save energy and water, reduce long-term operating costs, and cut greenhouse gas emissions. On May 7, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law House Bill 1444, which adds 17 new products (pdf) to state standards

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Landlord Covid Relief Program

Details: Landlord Covid Relief Program Program Overview Important note: Any approved and paid claim will prohibit the landlord (or agency on the landlord’s behalf) from pursuing legal action against the tenant for damages or remaining rents owed from March 1, 2020, until December 31, 2021. The Landlord Covid Relief program can award payment of up to $15,000 for unpaid rents directly to the landlord

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Washington Statewide Broadband Act

Details: In 2019, the Washington State Legislature enacted Second Substitute Senate Bill 5511, recognizing that broadband access is critical to the residents of Washington. The legislation established access and download/upload speed goals for residences, businesses and communities. By 2028: 150/150 Mbps all residents and businesses.

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Eviction Rent Assistance Program

Details: Treasury Rent Assistance Program (T-RAP) Commerce’s rent assistance program, funded with state and federal dollars, may prevent evictions by paying past due, current and future rent for people impacted by the pandemic. Contact the service provider in your area for more information about how you can apply for assistance. Governor’s proclamation 21-09 directs each county grantee to attest to

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Homelessness in Washington state

Details: The Housing Opportunities Act (Chapter 85, Laws of 2018) added significant accountability, specific planning requirements and additional transparency. As part of this renewed effort, state and local governments and community partners are actively pursuing: Solutions to the housing supply problem Improving performance

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Washington State Department of Commerce Homelessness

Details: Overview of the Homeless Housing System and Funding: In every county in Washington, a statewide network of not-for-profit organizations houses more than 98,000 people facing homelessness each year. This paper will provide you with more information about our homeless system.

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Washington State Attorney General’s Office Landlord

Details: state laws, regardless of whether they are covered by the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act: • Right to a livable dwelling. • Protection from unlawful discrimination. • Right to hold the landlord liable for damage caused by the landlord’s negligence. • Protection against lockouts and seizure of personal property by the landlord. Moving In

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SECTION 6 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW REQUIREMENTS

Details: meeting the requirements and complying with environmental laws. The grantee is the Responsible Entity (RE) and assumes the responsibility for environmental review, decision-making, and action that would otherwise apply to HUD under NEPA and other provisions of Federal law (24 CFR Part 58). ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEWS PREPARED BY/FOR OTHER AGENCIES

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Related to Sexual Exploitation Crimes (Chapter 121, Laws

Details: Legislature passes laws and amends criminal statutes. Research would reveal whether judges do not know about the fees, or whether they are choosing to forego levying the penalties, and if so, for what reasons. Judicial Outreach The results of the research effort described above should influence how AOC designs its outreach to judges.

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Privacy Information

Details: In the state of Washington, laws exist to ensure government is open and the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records that serve various needs including the …

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Emission Performance Standards

Details: Emissions performance standards (EPS) are state imposed rules to a limit the amount of CO2 that each power station may emit to atmosphere. Every five years, our office adopts rules on the average available greenhouse gas emissions output by surveying new combined-cycle natural gas thermal electric generation turbines.

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Lead-Based Paint in Washington State Homes

Details: Lead-Based Paint in Washington State Homes. As of Jan. 29, 2021, EnviroEd's Washington training accreditation has been suspended. Training certificates issued by EnviroEd after this date for Washington RRP training cannot be honored by Commerce until further notice. Please contact Cynthia Sanderson at (360) 725-2941 or cynthia.sanderson

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Washington State Foreclosure Fairness Program

Details: Washington State Foreclosure Fairness Program. The Foreclosure Fairness Program provides homeowner foreclosure assistance by offering free housing counseling, civil legal aid, and foreclosure mediation. The program, created by the 2011 Foreclosure Fairness Act, helps homeowners and lenders explore possible alternatives to foreclosure and reach

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CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT ENGROSSED THIRD …

Details: Chapter 285, Laws of 2019 66th Legislature 2019 Regular Session ENERGY EFFICIENCY EFFECTIVE DATE: July 28, 2019 Passed by the House April 18, 2019 Yeas 55 Nays 39 FRANK CHOPP Speaker of the House of Representatives Passed by the Senate April 15, 2019 Yeas 25 Nays 23 CYRUS HABIB President of the Senate CERTIFICATE I, Bernard Dean, Chief Clerk of the

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Washington State Department of Commerce Homeless Student

Details: The Legislature established the Homeless Student Stability Program (HSSP) in 2016 with passage of the Homeless Student Stability and Opportunity Gap Act, which amended state laws related to improving educational outcomes for homeless students through increased identification services, in-school supports and housing stability.

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Human Trafficking Legislation

Details: Human Trafficking Legislation. Washington State has been considered a leader among the states in addressing trafficking. The state was the first in the country to pass a law specifically addressing trafficking in 2003. And since 2002, nearly 40 state laws have been passed addressing aspects of trafficking, from mail order brides to stiffer

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Growth Management Buildable Lands

Details: Included as a component of the Growth Management Act (GMA) in 1997, the Review and Evaluation Program under RCW 36.70A.215 is often referred to as the Buildable Lands Program. It requires that Clark, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom (as of 2017) Counties and the cities within them complete a Buildable Lands report every eight years.

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Understanding the Washington State Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Details: Understanding the Washington State Carbon Monoxide Alarm Laws RCW 19.27.530 (2009) and Chapter 132 Laws of 2012 (SSB 6472) Beginning January 1, 2011, state law

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Human Trafficking Laws and Investigations

Details: trafficking laws. This report includes background information on the human trafficking industry and relevant state laws, a description of the methodology used to measure the effectiveness of the training program, a description of next steps for the program, and recommendations. The appendices contain data tables. Key Findings

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Statewide Human Trafficking Reports

Details: The state was the first in the country to pass a law specifically addressing trafficking in 2003. And since 2002, nearly 40 state laws have been passed addressing aspects of trafficking, from mail order brides to stiffer penalties for commercial sexual abuse of minors.

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Electric Vehicles (EV) in Washington State

Details: Washington's Electric Highways. Along the west coast we are building an electric highway system. It provides places to charge plug-in vehicles, allowing longer-range trips. In Washington state, DC fast and Level 2 “medium speed” charging equipment have been installed along Interstate 5, eastward along Interstate 90, and US Highway 2.

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Washington State Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Details: LIHEAP primarily assists households by making an energy assistance grant directly to the energy provider on behalf of the eligible household. LIHEAP may also help repair or replace an unsafe, dysfunctional, and/or inoperative heating or cooling system in some situations. Households eligible for LIHEAP may also qualify to have their homes made

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Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force

Details: Review the statutory response to human trafficking, analyze the impact and effectiveness of strategies contained in the current state laws, and make recommendations on legislation to further the state’s anti-trafficking efforts. The task force meets two – three times per year.

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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Best Practices

Details: Chapter 88, Laws of 2018 required the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy of Washington State’s Department of Commerce to: . Develop best practices that local communities may use on a voluntary basis to create more access to sexual assault nurse examiners, including, but not limited to, partnerships to serve multiple facilities, mobile sexual assault nurse examiner teams, and multidisciplinary

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Can I be evicted during the COVID-19 crisis

Details: There are only two reasons for eviction during Governor Inslee’s moratorium. 1 There is nothing in the order that prevents a landlord from issuing notices for violations of the rental

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Gov. Inslee approves Opportunity Zones in communities

Details: Special designation provides federal tax incentives for development in low-income areas OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee today approved 139 census tracts in 36 counties for “Opportunity Zone” status, enabling them to offer special federal tax breaks to encourage development and job creation. See a map and list of Washington’s newly designated Opportunity Zones. “Opportunity …

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Victims of Crime Act Information

Details: Victims of Crime Act Information. Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) of 1984 established the Crime Victims Fund. The Fund is financed by federal criminal fines, penalties, and forfeited bail bonds collect by the federal government. Each state receives VOCA funds yearly to …

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Homeownership Disparities Work Group

Details: Homeownership Disparities Work Group In the 2021-23 Operating Budget, the Legislature tasked the Department of Commerce with convening a diverse homeownership-focused work group to “assess perspectives on housing and lending laws, policies, and practices; facilitate discussion among interested parties; and develop budgetary, administrative policy, and legislative recommendations.” The

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電気自動車の方針と法律

Details: RCW 43.19.648 requires state agencies and local governments to fuel publicly owned vehicles, vessels and construction equipment with electricity or biofuels to the extent practicable.州政府機関および地方自治体に、公共の所有する車両、船舶、建設機械に、可能な範囲で電気またはバイオ燃料を供給することを要求しています。

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Retirement Marketplace

Details: Washington’s Retirement Marketplace, operated by the Department of Commerce, is a online marketplace where qualified financial services firms offer low-cost retirement savings plans to businesses and individuals, including sole proprietors, “gig” workers and the self-employed.The Retirement Marketplace simplifies the process of finding a retirement savings plan by making it easy to

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Washington State Clearinghouse on Human Trafficking

Details: The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy is designated as a single point of contact in state government regarding the trafficking of persons. The Washington state clearinghouse on human trafficking is created as an information portal to share and coordinate statewide efforts to combat the trafficking of persons.

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Public Records Request

Details: Following the Governor’s Proclamation 20-28-8 the Department of Commerce is suspending all in-person Public Records Act (PRA) activities until the order expires. This includes activities permitting a requestor to walk into any Commerce office or facility during customary business hours to: submit a PRA request, physically inspect records or agency PRA procedures, copy records, and do other

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Office of Crime Victim Advocacy-Washington State

Details: The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy Resource Guide can help you to locate a non-emergency victim service provider in Washington State. Each service provider offers a variety of services including: crisis intervention, advocacy, support groups, medical and mental health care, transitional housing, and emergency shelter.

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Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Details: Washington State’s laws. 3. Adopt statutory changes to consolidate tenant screening reports. a. Establish a process by which tenants will be able to buy just one report that can be provided to all prospective landlords requesting the data, to make the tenant screening process more affordable and fair for both tenants and landlords. 4.

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Independent Contractor Employment in Washington State

Details: Commerce was charged by the Washington State Legislature to produce a study on independent contractor employment in Washington state. A report detailing the study’s scope and what is known about independent contracting from existing data sources will be delivered on Nov. 1, 2018.

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Mga Batas at Batas ng GMA

Details: Inihahanda ng Department of Commerce na suriin at i-update ang mga panuntunang administratibo para sa Growth Management Act (GMA). Tatapos na ng Komersyo ang paggawa ng batas sa Hunyo 20. 2022 upang ang mga lokal na pamahalaan ay may malinaw na patnubay sa kung paano ipatupad ang mga kinakailangan ng GMA bago ang susunod na yugto ng pana-panahong pag-update sa mga lokal na …

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