Home  |   About us  |   Partner with AWC  |   Login      

Advocacy

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

19

May

2017

New non-English emergency notice requirements signed into law

SB 5046 was signed into law on May 16, creating a new requirement for local emergency management organizations.

16

May

2017

Governor signs 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. The House concurrence vote for both bills was a strong bipartisan showing of 80-18.

5

May

2017

Governor signs two open government cybersecurity bills

Governor Inslee signed two bills related to cybersecurity and open government.

5

May

2017

Permanent records injunction against Department of Corrections inmate

The Department of Corrections sought and has been granted a permanent injunction against inmate Julian Tarver, DOC 885530 under RCW 42.56.565.

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.

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.

11

Apr

2017

The Senate votes out both AWC priority public records bills

HB 1594 and HB 1595 have both been voted out by the Senate.

7

Apr

2017

The Senate votes out AWC priority public records bill and action is planned this week on the other but help is needed

HB 1594 and HB 1595 are awaiting action by the full Senate.

31

Mar

2017

Public records bills still moving in the Senate

AWC’s priority public records bills, HB 1594 and HB 1595, passed another milestone last week

17

Mar

2017

Good hearing in Senate on public records priority bills

AWC’s priority public records bills HB 1594 & HB 1595 were heard in the Senate State Government Committee last week.

15

Mar

2017

Five things you can do to celebrate Sunshine Week

This is Sunshine Week! A national celebration of access to public information.

10

Mar

2017

Senate to hear public records bills this week – including AWC priority bills

AWC’s priority public records bills, HB 1594 and HB 1595, will be heard in the Senate State Government Committee on Wednesday, March 15 at 8 am.

6

Mar

2017

AWC priority public records bills pass the House!

AWC’s priority public records bills, HB 1594 and HB 1595, both passed the House on Friday with bipartisan votes.

24

Feb

2017

AWC priority public records bills need to keep moving

AWC’s priority public records bills, HB 1594 and HB 1595, both made it past the first cutoff date.

17

Feb

2017

Bill that requires collective bargaining sessions to be open amended

SB 5545 as originally drafted would have required collective bargaining sessions to be open public meetings.
123456789
  Search