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

21

Jul

2017

JLARC lodging tax report

On July 19, the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee (JLARC) heard a presentation on the use of lodging taxes by cities and counties in 2016.

21

Jul

2017

Implementation of business license bill

EHB 2005 took effect on July 23, 2017.

21

Jul

2017

Marketplace fairness and streamlined sales tax mitigation estimates updated

EHB 2163 included a state version of a long-standing AWC priority, the Marketplace Fairness Act that takes effect on January 1, 2018.

21

Jul

2017

Webinar on new public records laws now available

Last week AWC joined MRSC and the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) to host a webinar about the new public records laws.

21

Jul

2017

Budget includes new LEOFF 2 state/employer contribution shift under special circumstances

The state’s newly-passed operating budget includes a new item of interest to LEOFF 2 employers.
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Categories: Personnel

21

Jul

2017

Liquor and Cannabis Board releases 2017 legislative fact sheets

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) recently released a set of fact sheets on legislation that passed in the 2017 legislative session.
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Categories: Marijuana

21

Jul

2017

Preliminary guidance on new public records reporting requirements

HB 1594 created a new reporting requirement for certain public records data from agencies that meet a $100,000 threshold.

21

Jul

2017

New distracted driving bill now in effect

A new distracted driving law went into effect on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

21

Jul

2017

New law may require you to update responsible bidder forms

SB 5301, Sen. Miloscia (R-Federal Way), amends the state’s responsible bidder criteria.

12

Jul

2017

Capital budget stalemate intensifies

Governor Inslee vetoed a tax cut for manufacturing businesses in the Legislature's budget deal, and with that, a new threat has emerged to the passage of the state's capital budget.

7

Jul

2017

Legislature still not finished as AWC begins work identifying priorities for the 2018 session

The state’s operating, transportation and supplemental budgets have been adopted and signed by the Governor, but legislators have yet to adjourn while still in their third special session, ending July 20.

7

Jul

2017

Capital budget fate still unclear and linked to water rights fight

Legislators continue to try to find consensus on a controversial water rights fight holding up the adoption of the state's capital budget.

7

Jul

2017

LEOFF 2 state contribution maintained in the 2017-19 budget but other LEOFF 2 changes made

The newly-passed 2017-19 biennial budget maintains the state commitment to funding their 20% share of the LEOFF 2 contributions ($70M in 2018, $73.3M in 2019).
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Categories: Personnel

7

Jul

2017

Where to get more information on the McCleary education funding agreement

HB 2242 provided the majority of the framework for the McCleary fix that has been the primary issue of the 2017 session.

7

Jul

2017

New budget imposes restrictions on local marijuana revenue

Local government marijuana mitigation revenues were reduced from $30 million to $12 million for cities and counties in the 2017-19 biennium.
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Categories: Marijuana

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