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

20

Jan

2017

Bill to promote tourism would divert funds from transportation account

HB 1123 establishes a Tourism Marketing Authority for the purpose of promoting tourism in Washington.

20

Jan

2017

House and Senate Transportation Committees hear from AWC

The second week of session brought with it work sessions in both the House and Senate Transportation Committees where local governments had opportunities to address the members.

13

Jan

2017

Legislative Bulletin – 5G technology | AWC Budget Principles

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

13

Jan

2017

Seven principles guide our work as we represent your state budget interests

With so much attention on legislators finding agreement on both a biennial operating budget and a long-term plan to fund K-12 education, AWC’s Board of Directors recently updated the principles we use to guide how we assess and articulate city and town needs during this process.

13

Jan

2017

Senate committee holds another work session on small cell networks

The Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee held a second work session on the issue of deploying small cell telecommunications technology in the rights of way and on publicly owned facilities.

13

Jan

2017

Hearings on Governor’s proposed state budget

Last week we summarized the potential impacts of the Governor’s proposed state budget on cities.

13

Jan

2017

Dig Law clean-up bill gets hearing

HB 1064, introduced by Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) at the request of the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) “cleans up” the underground utility damage prevention act (aka “Dig Law”).

13

Jan

2017

Bill aims to reduce overlap between SEPA and other state and local laws

Representative Shea (R- Spokane Valley) has introduced HB 1013 which will be the subject of a public hearing on January 17.

13

Jan

2017

Proposal to restore city liquor revenue introduced in House

The House version of AWC’s priority liquor bill, HB 1113, was introduced this week with a bipartisan mix of more than 35 sponsors.

13

Jan

2017

Bill prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes surfaces anew

The Senate Law & Justice Committee will again hear a bill prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes.

13

Jan

2017

Civil asset forfeiture comes under scrutiny by House and Senate committees during first week of session

During the first week of session, both the House Judiciary and Senate Law & Justice Committees heard bills related to civil asset forfeiture.

13

Jan

2017

Bill requires cities without bans to issue local marijuana licenses

Rep. David Sawyer (D-Tacoma) and Chair of the House Commerce & Gaming Committee introduced a bill, HB 1099, related to local governments’ unofficial bans or moratoria on marijuana retail stores.
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Categories: Marijuana

13

Jan

2017

Implementing the family and medical leave insurance program

This week the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards will hear HB 1116, implementing family and medical leave insurance.
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Categories: Personnel

13

Jan

2017

Bill would increase grants for public-use airports

HB 1018 sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake), would increase the allowable grant amount, from $250,000 to $750,000 that the Department of Transportation may provide for general aviation projects through the Airport Aid Grant Program.

13

Jan

2017

Is your city eligible for Volkswagen settlement funds?

In the fall of 2016, Volkswagen agreed to a $14.7 billion deal arising from its diesel emissions cheating scandal that rocked the nation and world in 2015.
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