Legislation: Washington

Status:
Proposed
Type:
Bill
Date:
January, 2019

Plastic packaging stewardship legislation, Senate Bill 5397House Bill 1652, was introduced in January 2019.

The legislation, concerning the responsible management of plastic...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Bill
Date:
January, 2019

Paint stewardship legislation, House Bill 1652, was introduced in January 2019 at the initiative of the paint industry American Coatings Association (ACA), similar to past paint stewardship legislation, passed the...

Status:
Failed
Type:
Bill
Date:
January, 2017

Paint Stewardship legislation, House Bill 1376 concerning paint stewardship, was introduced in January 2017 for the 2017-2018 session at the initiative of the paint industry American Coatings Association (ACA), with the support of...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Law
Date:
January, 2017

HB 1047 requires medicine manufacturers to create, fund, and operate a convenient statewide collection and disposal program for unused medicines.

Introduced in January 2017, HB 1047 passed the House Health Care & Wellness Committee on Feb. 15, 2017 and Appropriations Feb. 21. Though it did not move to a floor vote prior to the 2017 cut-off date, the bill was taken up again in 2018, the second year of the biennium, and...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Resolution
Date:
October, 2016

At its October 2016 annual meeting, the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) adopted a resolution supporting medication return programs:

RESOLVED, that the WSMA support legislation to create a convenient, safe, secure, environmentally sound and sustainable product stewardship program for the collection, transportation...
Status:
Passed
Type:
Ordinance
Date:
June, 2016

On June 14, 2016, the Board of Health of the Snohomish Health District adopted a pharmaceutical stewardship ordinance (PDF) to establish a convenient secure medicine return system for residents that:

  • Expands safe medicine...
Status:
Failed
Type:
Bill
Date:
January, 2015

Paint Stewardship legislation, House Bill 1571 and Senate Bill 5926, was introduced in January 2015 for the 2015-2016 session at the initiative of the paint industry American Coatings Association (ACA), similar to ...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Law
Date:
March, 2014

Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2246 (ESHB 2246) – Regarding financing for stewardship of mercury-containing lights – amends the 2010 Washington Mercury-containing Lights Stewardship Law (70.275 RCW) and is a negotiated agreement between stakeholders that the...

Status:
Failed
Type:
Bill
Date:
February, 2014

Paint Stewardship legislation, Senate Bill 5424 and House Bill 1579, was introduced in January 2013 for the 2013-2014 session at the initiative of the paint industry American Coatings Association (ACA). The bills would have...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Law
Date:
June, 2013

On June 20, 2013, the King County Board of Health took a significant step towards reducing preventable deaths from drug overdoses by passing a Rule & Regulation to create a drug take-back system for King County residents. The program promotes the safe disposal of unused prescription and over-the-counter medicines, and will be funded and operated by the drug manufacturers who produce the medications....

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