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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

City business license and tax bills heard last week

A city business license and tax proposal, EHB 2005, was heard in the Senate Commerce, Labor & Sports Committee last week.

17

Mar

2017

Cities testify on complicated bill addressing unregulated encampments and youth homelessness

Cities, counties and human services providers testified in opposition to SB 5864 in the Senate Ways & Means committee on March 16.

17

Mar

2017

Homeless encampments hosted by religious organizations

SB 5657 was heard in the House Community Development and Housing Committee on March 15.

17

Mar

2017

Relocation assistance bill gets amendment favorable to cities

SB 5049, sponsored by Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), would require a city to provide relocation assistance to parties displaced when property is acquired through eminent domain.

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

Legislative Bulletin – See which bills made it past the cutoff | Possible budget impacts on cities

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

10

Mar

2017

What to expect on city priorities, budget, and policy in the coming weeks

March 8 was a critical deadline to move policy bills from one chamber to the other.

10

Mar

2017

Ecology proposes clarifications to shoreline procedural rules

The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comments on proposed changes to state procedural rules for managing shorelines.

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.

10

Mar

2017

There is still a chance to preserve the Public Works Trust Fund if we keep up the pressure

We are still hearing positive indications that the House is interested in moving forward with an amended version of the AWC public works reform proposal, HB 1677, and using that as a vehicle to advance a conversation about preserving the Public Works Assistance Account.

10

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.
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