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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

Drug take back program continues to move through the Legislature

HB 1047 requires drug manufactures to operate a drug take-back program.

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Mar

2017

Hirst/Foster water bill passes the Senate

SB 5239 passed the Senate with a 28-21 vote, with all 25 Republicans voting yes, joined by three Democrats.

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Mar

2017

Deadly force bill stalls in Senate but could still move later in session

The Senate bill, SB 5073, modifying the criminal liability standard for law enforcement officers using deadly force failed it make it out of the Senate Ways and Means Committee by Feb. 24, rendering the bill dead.

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Mar

2017

City business license and tax bills EHB 2005 passes House and ESSB 5777 passes Senate

City business license and tax proposal EHB 2005 passed the House with a vote of 96-2.

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Mar

2017

Keep contacting your Senators on lodging tax bill limiting city authority

SSB 5827, which AWC opposes, could be acted on by the full Senate at any time.

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Mar

2017

Distracted driving bill on the move

SB 5289 sponsored by Sen. Ann Rivers (R-La Center), and HB 1371 sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle), would update and replace current laws that prohibit the use of hand-held cell phones and texting while driving.

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Mar

2017

Public works apprenticeship utilization bill on the move

HB 1849 makes several changes to apprenticeship utilization requirements on public works projects.

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Mar

2017

Bill would create community aviation loan program

HB 1656 sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake), creates a community aviation revitalization loan program within the Aeronautics Account.

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Mar

2017

Bill would require cities to provide relocation assistance on projects

SB 5049 would remove a city’s ability to opt out of providing relocation assistance in certain circumstances,

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Mar

2017

Legislature takes on REAL ID compliance

SB 5008/HB 1041 sponsored by Sen. Curtis King, (R-Yakima) and Rep. Judy Clibborn, (D-Mercer Island), would update Washington’s driver’s license requirements so that the state can begin to comply with federal REAL ID requirements.

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Feb

2017

Legislative Bulletin – Lodging tax bill limits local authority | Help public records bills move

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

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Feb

2017

Focus on floor action until March 8 – add your voice now on key bills

The crop of policy bills poised for consideration in either the House or Senate has narrowed down.

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Feb

2017

Thank your legislators for their hard work

During the session your legislators are in the midst of their busiest time of year.
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Feb

2017

Bill limiting use of license plate readers continues to move

A bill that would limit cities’ ability to use automated license plate readers, HB 1909, was voted out of committee last week and is now in the Rules Committee.

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Feb

2017

Cities propose alternative to telecommunications providers’ sweeping preemption bill

As we have been reporting since last December, a coalition of some telecommunications providers has been working to advance legislation aimed at advancing the deployment of new telecommunications technology that relies upon small cell networks.
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