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

22

Jan

2018

Legislators need to hear from you!

Whether in Olympia or at home this week, let your legislators hear city voices.

22

Jan

2018

Both chambers have heard and are considering expansion of wrongful death liability proposals

The Senate Committee on Law & Justice heard SB 6015, and is scheduled for executive session on Thursday, January 25 at 10 am.
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Categories: Personnel

22

Jan

2018

Legislature takes action on capital budget, funds Public Works Trust Fund

On January 18, the Legislature took action on a critical piece of holdover legislation from the 2017 session – the capital budget!

22

Jan

2018

Senate passes substitute version of Voting Rights Act bill; House considering its own substitute

The Senate passed ESSB 6002 on Friday, two weeks into session.

20

Jan

2018

Affordable housing and homelessness bills on the move

A number of affordable housing and homelessness bills of importance to cities continue to move through the process.

20

Jan

2018

Bill would authorize fees to cover long-range planning

HB 2599, sponsored by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien) would authorize local governments to collect reasonable fees from an applicant for a permit or other governmental approval to cover the cost of long-range planning.

20

Jan

2018

Annexation bill of concern to get hearing in House committee

HB 2789 would make modifications and additions to current annexation law that would create significant new barriers to using annexation methods that have been in place for decades.

20

Jan

2018

Bill on body worn cameras introduced last week

Sen. Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley) has introduced a bill concerning the use of law enforcement body worn cameras, SB 6408.

20

Jan

2018

Companion bills that would simplify island annexations up for hearing this week

Identical bills, commonly referred to as “companions” have been introduced in the House and Senate and both will get a public hearing next week.

20

Jan

2018

Two marijuana bills that impact cities have hearing

Two bills with differing impacts on cities have hearings scheduled for Monday, January 22 at 1:30 pm in the House Commerce & Gamming Committee.
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Categories: Marijuana

20

Jan

2018

Bill would require cities to develop ADA on-street parking plans

HB 2729, Rep. Joan McBride (D-Kirkland), would require cities to prepare a plan to address the phase-in of retrofitting streets with accessible on-street parking spaces for individuals with a physical disability.

20

Jan

2018

Hearing scheduled for public defense funding bill

AWC and the Washington State Association of Counties have partnered to introduce a bill that puts the responsibility of public defense funding back on the state.

20

Jan

2018

Cities support bill that would allow greater certainty in selling off-street parking

HB 2292, Rep. Monica Stonier (D-Vancouver), would grant a city legislative authority to sell, transfer, exchange, lease or otherwise dispose of real property obtained for off-street parking.

20

Jan

2018

Bill would align LIFT program with LRF

SB 6177, Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), would allow local governments that have been awarded Local Infrastructure Financing Tool (LIFT) funds to carry the funds forward for use in later years.

20

Jan

2018

Cities support revived tourism bill

SB 5251, Sen. Dean Takko (D-Kelso), has been reintroduced after failing to pass in 2017.
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