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

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.

3

Feb

2017

Authorizing manufactured housing communities outside of Urban Growth Areas (UGAs)

SB 5615 is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Local Government Committee on February 7.

3

Feb

2017

Source of income discrimination bill gets public hearing

While AWC has traditionally not engaged directly on tenant rights issues in recent years, we know that several cities are following the source of income discrimination issue closely.
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Categories: Housing

3

Feb

2017

With MTCA facing shortfalls a surcharge is being considered again

The Model Toxics Control Accounts (MTCA) remain in desperate financial situation with the capital side of the ledger starting this session $75 million in the negative.

3

Feb

2017

AWC priority property tax bill gets hearing

On Friday, February 10, the House Finance Committee will hear the bi-partisan proposal to lift the one percent cap on annual property tax increases, HB 1764.

3

Feb

2017

Local options for affordable housing bill has public hearing on February 7

AWC’s priority bill to provide new local option revenue tools for cities to address affordable housing will receive a hearing on February 7 at 10 am in the House Community Development and Housing Committee.
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Categories: Housing

3

Feb

2017

New responses to the Hirst and Foster water rights court decisions will be heard in the House

We have been updating you on our efforts to resolve challenges created by recent Supreme Court decisions on the management of water in Washington State.

3

Feb

2017

Bills would require prime contractors to bond the subcontractors’ portion of retainage

The companion bills HB 1538/SB 5222, would require a prime contractor to provide a bond for the subcontractors’ portion of retainage if requested.

3

Feb

2017

Lots of opposition to bill aimed at claims process in construction contracts

On Wednesday, February 1, AWC testified in opposition to HB 1574. Introduced by Reps. Jay Rodne (R-Snoqualmie) and Christine Kilduff (D-University Place), HB 1574 essentially overturns a 2002 State Supreme Court case (Mike M. Johnson, Inc. v. The County of Spokane).

3

Feb

2017

Proposals expand occupational diseases for police and fire

On Thursday, February 9, House and Senate committees will hear two bills seeking to expand presumptive occupational disease for police and fire personnel.
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Categories: Personnel

3

Feb

2017

Ask your legislator to support proposal to restore city and county liquor revenue

As we mentioned in last week’s Legislative Bulletin, slightly different proposals to restore city and county liquor revenue were introduced in the House and Senate.

3

Feb

2017

Sweeping pre-emption of city authority included in small cell deployment bills

Identical bills were introduced this week in the House and Senate that would preempt city authority to manage the rights of way and would impose a cost formula for charging for pole attachments.

1

Feb

2017

Confusion and legal questions surround "sanctuary city" executive order

President Trump's executive order to withhold federal funds to sanctuary cities has caused confusion about what is a "sanctuary city," raised a host of legal questions, and led San Francisco to be the first city in the U.S. to file a lawsuit alleging the executive order is unconstitutional and exceeds the President's power.
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Categories: Federal

27

Jan

2017

Legislative Bulletin – Week four and city priority bills are on the move

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

27

Jan

2017

AWC priority policy bills on the move

Entering week four of an (at least) 15-week legislative session, a number of AWC priority bills have been introduced.
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