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

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Mar

2017

Emergency notice bill gets hearing in Senate, local governments offer input

HB 1540, requiring public notices in languages other than English, received a hearing in the Senate Local Government Committee on Thursday, March 9.

10

Mar

2017

Public safety bills that didn’t make it past the last cutoff

The following are public safety bills AWC has been tracking that are now dead due to failing to make it past the cutoff date.

10

Mar

2017

Personnel bills fail to make the cutoff

The following are personnel bills AWC has been tracking that are now dead due to failing to make it past the cutoff date.
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Categories: Personnel

10

Mar

2017

Marijuana bills that failed to make cutoff

The following are marijuana bills AWC has been tracking that are now dead due to failing to make it past the cutoff date.
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Categories: Marijuana

10

Mar

2017

Housing and homelessness bills are still alive after cutoff

We passed the biggest early session cutoff, where bills need to have passed the chamber in which they were introduced or be considered dead for the year.

10

Mar

2017

Hearings scheduled on latest versions of city business license and tax bills EHB 2005 and ESSB 5777

City business license and tax proposal EHB 2005 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports Committee on Thursday, March 16 at 1:30 pm.

10

Mar

2017

One piece of McCleary education funding fix now in place

As legislators keep communicating, one of the primary issues this session will be resolving the McCleary funding issue.

10

Mar

2017

Lodging tax bill limiting city authority does not advance

SSB 5827, which AWC opposed, was not acted on by the Senate before the legislative cutoff on March 8.

10

Mar

2017

Lodging tax reporting due by March 15

The Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC) asked AWC to remind cities of the deadline for reporting of lodging expenditures for 2016.

10

Mar

2017

Fiscal flexibility bill continues to move

SHB 2006 passed the House on March 7.

10

Mar

2017

Homestead property tax exemption bill scheduled for hearing

HB 2115, a bill to expand the property tax homestead exemption, is scheduled for hearing in the House Finance Committee on Tuesday, March 14, at 3:30 pm.

10

Mar

2017

Pavement condition reporting bill moving through the process

HB 1490, concerns the requirement of cities to biennially report pavement condition data to the Department of Transportation.

10

Mar

2017

Bills related to abandoned and foreclosed homes still moving

As noted in an earlier Legislative Bulletin article, AWC has been actively engaged in conversations around city authority over abating nuisance properties that are in foreclosure and/or have been abandoned.
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Categories: Housing

10

Mar

2017

Bill that would change claims process on construction contracts fails to pass

SB 5788 concerning construction contracts, has died.

10

Mar

2017

Small cell telecommunications bill fails to move out of the Senate

After a flurry of lobbying, amendment writing, press reporting, and wrangling amongst senators, SB 5711 never came up for a vote on the floor of the Senate before the “House of Origin” cutoff at 5 pm on March 8.
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