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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

24

Apr

2017

Session in overtime – now what for cities?

The 105-day regular session came to a close April 23.

24

Apr

2017

Likely action on small cell telecommunications facility permitting "5G" bill

Normally the end of the legislative session means that either legislative proposals have survived and are headed to the Governor for his signature, or bills are considered dead for the year.

24

Apr

2017

Legislature passes transportation budget

While the Legislature was not able to pass an operating budget in the 105-day regular session, they were successful in passing a transportation budget.

21

Apr

2017

Impacts of State Marketplace Fairness Act on cities

One of the provisions of the House revenue bill HB 2186 includes a state version of long-time AWC federal legislative priority, a state version of “marketplace fairness.”

21

Apr

2017

Business license streamlining bill passes

The House voted on final passage of EHB 2005 last week, and it is headed to the Governor for signature.

21

Apr

2017

Basic Law Enforcement Academy needs supplemental funding – Call your legislators

AWC has been advocating for full funding of additional Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) classes for new recruits.

21

Apr

2017

Bill authorizing cities to designate creative districts headed for Governor’s desk

Local governments with limited access to economic development resources would be allowed to designate a portion of their territory as a “creative district” through a bill that has passed the Legislature and is on its way to Governor Inslee’s desk for signature.

21

Apr

2017

Update on other notable public records bills

Aside from AWC’s top priority public records bills, we have been following a few other notable bills on the topic.

21

Apr

2017

Bill allows longer bike racks on transit buses

HB 1149 allows longer bike racks on transit buses.

18

Apr

2017

Legislature passes AWC priority public records bills

The Legislature passed HB 1594 and HB 1595 when the House voted to concur on the changes made by the Senate.

14

Apr

2017

Pending special session, budget impasse impacts cities

Budget leaders from the House Democrats and Senate Republicans are failing to negotiate in the short time left before session is scheduled to end.

14

Apr

2017

Congress in recess – AWC and partners talk infrastructure

The U.S. Congress is in recess and members of our delegation here at home.

14

Apr

2017

Saving the Public Works Trust Fund is within our grasp

On Wednesday April 12 the House passed SB 5033 which makes changes to the Public Works Trust Fund program (PWTF) reflecting the reforms developed by AWC and a coalition of other PWTF advocates.

14

Apr

2017

Marijuana regulation fix bill passes House, heads for concurrence in Senate

SB 5131 makes numerous minor regulatory changes to current marijuana law and is continuing to move in the Legislature.
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14

Apr

2017

Business license bill passes Senate

EHB 2005 passed the Senate unanimously last week.
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