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

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Feb

2017

Action expected on housing and homelessness bills

HB 1797, the local option housing bill, as well as HB 1570, the document recording fee increase bill, were heard in House Finance and House Appropriations respectively.

24

Feb

2017

Bill would establish blue ribbon panel on cybersecurity

HB 1418 directs the state’s Office of the Chief Information Officer to convene a “blue ribbon panel” to review issues relating to cyberattack, security, and response best practices.

24

Feb

2017

Airport grant bill passes House

HB 1018 would increase the allowable grant amount, from $250,000 to $750,000 that the Department of Transportation may provide for general aviation projects through the Airport Aid Grant Program.

24

Feb

2017

Regulating transportation network companies

SB 5620 concerns transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft.

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.

24

Feb

2017

AWC continuing to work on traffic-based financial obligation work group

AWC is actively participating in a work group convened by the Office of the Attorney General on consolidation of an individual’s traffic-based financial obligations.

24

Feb

2017

Public Works Trust Fund bills likely to move in the House, but not right away

A bipartisan workgroup of legislators from the House Capital Budget Committee has been meeting to find a path forward on a proposal for local infrastructure funding.

24

Feb

2017

Senate water management bill moves

SB 5239, sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick (R-Moses Lake) moved out of Senate Ways & Means Committee.

24

Feb

2017

Fiscal flexibility bills move out of committee

Two bills providing additional flexibility on local revenues moved out of committee after hearings last week.

24

Feb

2017

City business license and tax bills move out of committee

Both city business license and tax proposals, HB 2005 and SSB 5777 have moved out of their respective committees.

24

Feb

2017

Contact your Senators on lodging tax bill limiting city authority

SB 5827 was heard and passed out of committee last week. It could be acted on by the full Senate as early as this week.

24

Feb

2017

Pavement condition reporting bill moves out of committee with amendment

HB 1490, sponsored by Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma), was amended in the House Transportation Committee and passed out unanimously on February 21.

17

Feb

2017

Legislative Bulletin – City Action Days Recap | Priority bills advance | Hot sheet

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

17

Feb

2017

What 350+ city officials heard in Olympia

During gatherings both on and off the Capitol campus, officials from 114 cities and towns heard some promising and not so promising news.

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.
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