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

7

Apr

2017

The Senate votes out AWC priority public records bill and action is planned this week on the other but help is needed

HB 1594 and HB 1595 are awaiting action by the full Senate.

31

Mar

2017

Public records bills still moving in the Senate

AWC’s priority public records bills, HB 1594 and HB 1595, passed another milestone last week

17

Mar

2017

Good hearing in Senate on public records priority bills

AWC’s priority public records bills HB 1594 & HB 1595 were heard in the Senate State Government Committee last week.

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

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.

6

Mar

2017

AWC priority public records bills pass the House!

AWC’s priority public records bills, HB 1594 and HB 1595, both passed the House on Friday with bipartisan votes.

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.

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.

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.

10

Feb

2017

AWC priority public records bills heard in committee on Friday

AWC’s priority public records bills, HB 1594 and HB 1595, were heard in the House State Government, Elections, & Information Technology Committee on Friday, February 10.

10

Feb

2017

Bill would cap public record penalties in certain cases

SB 5710 sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Kirkland) is a proposal from the City of Kirkland that would cap penalties in certain public records cases.

3

Feb

2017

AWC priority public records bills set for hearing

AWC’s two priority bills on public records, HB 1594 and HB 1595, have been scheduled for public hearing in the House State Government Committee on February 10 at 10 am.

3

Feb

2017

Bill would require public employee collective bargaining sessions to be open, public meetings

SB 5545, Sen. Lynda Wilson (R-Vancouver), would amend the Open Public Meetings Act by removing the exemption provided for collective bargaining sessions related to contract negotiations with unions.

27

Jan

2017

AWC priority public records bills dropped with broad bipartisan support last week

Two of AWC’s top priority bills on public records have been dropped in the House.

27

Jan

2017

Bills exempt public employee addresses GPS data from records requests

HB 1317 and SB 5207 would exempt from release GPS data that indicates a public employee’s residential address.
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