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2014 House Bill 2192: Promoting economic development through enhancing transparency and predictability of state agency permitting and review processes
  1. Introduced by Rep. Norma Smith, (Whidbey Island) (R) on January 13, 2014, For Bill Information, please click HERE.
    • Referred to the House Government Operations & Elections Committee on January 13, 2014.
      • Substitute offered in the House on February 4, 2014, requires certain agencies to: (1) Track and record the time it takes to make permitting decisions with regard to business permit applications; and (2) Prepare and submit to the office of regulatory assistance an inventory of all the permits that it issues. Requires the office of the chief information officer in consultation with the office of regulatory assistance, in order to ensure that agencies can post required information online with minimal expenditure of agency resources, to establish a central repository of this information, hosted on the office of regulatory assistance's web site.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on February 5, 2014.
      • Substitute offered in the House on February 10, 2014, requires state agencies to track and record performance data regarding permit timelines. Requires agencies to post specific permit assistance information on the agency's website. Requires agencies to report performance data regarding permit timeliness in each even-numbered year beginning in 2016 until 2020 to the Office of Regulatory Assistance (ORA) and the ORA is required to publish a comprehensive progress report to the economic development committees of the Legislature and to the Governor. Requires the Office of the Chief Information Officer, in consultation with the ORA, to establish a central repository for permit performance and assistance information, hosted on the ORA's website. Adds a null and void clause..
    • Referred to the House Rules Committee on February 11, 2014.
      • Amendment offered by Rep. Norma Smith, (Whidbey Island) (R) on February 14, 2014, identifies that the permits agencies must include in their inventory are the ones that were included in the State Auditor's December 30, 2013, performance audit report. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 14, 2014.
  2. Passed 96 to 0 in the House on February 14, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on February 18, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Trade & Economic Development Committee on February 18, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on February 28, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on March 4, 2014.
  4. Passed 48 to 0 in the Senate on March 5, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 27, 2014.

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