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

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Jan

2017

Several septic and sewer related bills emerge

If you have concerns or comments with any of these bills please send them to Carl Schroeder.

27

Jan

2017

Bill would affect claims on construction contracts

HB 1574, introduced by Reps. Jay Rodne (R-Snoqualmie) and Christine Kilduff (D-University Place) would essentially overturn a 2002 State Supreme Court case (Mike M. Johnson, Inc. v. The County of Spokane).

27

Jan

2017

Bill would require cities to pay relocation assistance when property is acquired for public purpose

SB 5049, sponsored by Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), would hinder cities’ ability to opt out of offering relocation assistance to a property owner in certain instances when their property is acquired for a public purpose.

27

Jan

2017

Bill would pre-empt city authority to offer safe injection sites

Sen. Mark Milsocia (R-Federal Way) has introduced legislation, SB 5223, pre-empting city authority to make laws governing safe injection sites

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

Numerous bills address state building codes

We are still sorting through a number of Building Code Council bill proposals.

27

Jan

2017

Proposal linking annual property tax increases to inflation and population growth introduced

Last week a bi-partisan proposal to lift the 1percent cap on annual property tax increases was introduced in the House, HB 1764.

27

Jan

2017

Pavement preservation report bill scheduled for hearing this week

HB 1490, Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma), would eliminate the requirement that cities provide pavement preservation data to the Washington State Transportation Commission.

27

Jan

2017

House Committee considers 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 have been introduced in the House and Senate.

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.

27

Jan

2017

Bill moves forward that penalizes cities for local restrictions on marijuana retailers

HB 1099, a bill that penalizes cities for enacting marijuana restrictions on retailers is up for a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, February 2.

27

Jan

2017

Another busy week for personnel bills

House committees will hear a number of bills with potential impacts to city personnel rules.
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Categories: Personnel

27

Jan

2017

Extension of transit-oriented SEPA authority

HB 1740 extends a targeted authority that restricts State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) appeals of certain projects near transit lines that are within a planned action area designated by a city.

27

Jan

2017

Authorizing rail dependent uses outside of Urban Growth Areas

HB 1504 would provide clear authority to site rail dependent uses outside of Urban Growth areas (UGAs) adjacent to short-line railroads and allow more intensive development to support those uses.

27

Jan

2017

New Federal Infrastructure Investment?

The Trump Administration is following through on campaign promises to construct a new initiative to address the well-recognized need for a significant new federal investment in our nation’s infrastructure.
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Categories: Federal

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