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Feb

2017

Deadly force bill moves forward with amendments

SB 5073 was voted out of committee on Thursday with a vote of 5 yeas and 2 nays.

17

Feb

2017

Bill crafted to increase cities share of marijuana excise taxes

HB 2076 would increase the amount that would be distributed to cities and counties.
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Categories: Marijuana

17

Feb

2017

AWC priority public records bills advance

AWC’s priority public records bills, HB 1594 and HB 1595, were voted out of Committee on February 14.

17

Feb

2017

Occupational disease bill moves forward

Rep. John Lovick’s (D-Everett) bill to increase occupational disease benefits to law enforcement officers and firefighters has advanced.
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Categories: Personnel

17

Feb

2017

Competing bills on emergency notices in multiple languages move forward

There are bills in the House and Senate that require local governments to provide emergency notices to significant segments of non-English speaking populations.

17

Feb

2017

Bill that would change claims process on construction contracts still alive in the Senate

On Thursday, February 16, the Senate Law and Justice Committee amended SB 5788.

17

Feb

2017

House committee considers proposals for local infrastructure funding

On Tuesday February 14, the House Capital Budget Committee held a public hearing on a number of bills related to basic infrastructure funding including HB 1677, the AWC priority bill to reform and rebuild the Public Works Trust Fund.

17

Feb

2017

City business license and tax bills heard in House and Senate, SSB 5777 moves out of committee

Both city business license and tax proposals HB 2005 and SB 5777 were heard in their respective committees last week.

17

Feb

2017

Proposal to restore city liquor revenue moves out of committee

The House version of AWC’s priority liquor bill, SHB 1113, moved out of committee on February 9.

17

Feb

2017

Property tax bills changing the levy limit heard this week

The Senate Local Government Committee took testimony on SB 5772 that would allow cities and counties to replace the 1 percent property tax limit with a new limit that would account for inflation and population increases.

17

Feb

2017

Fiscal flexibility bills scheduled for hearing

Two bills providing additional flexibility on local revenues will be heard this week.

17

Feb

2017

Lodging tax bill introduced

A lodging tax bill SB 5827 which would change the definition of tourist under the lodging tax statute was introduced last week.

17

Feb

2017

Two housing and homelessness priority bills pass first committee

HB 1570 increases the document-recording fee (the largest source of revenue for homelessness assistance) and HB 1797 addresses local option tools for affordable housing.

10

Feb

2017

Legislative Bulletin – PWTF | Business license bills | Public records bills

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

10

Feb

2017

Policy bills face a key deadline this Friday

Legislators have until week’s end to consider and move bills out of policy committees or the fate of those left behind diminish greatly.
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