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

5

May

2017

Governor signs business license streamlining bill

Last week the Governor signed EHB 2005 into law. The law takes effect on July 23, 2017.

5

May

2017

Governor signs pavement condition reporting bill

HB 1490 sponsored by Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma), was signed by Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday, April 27.

5

May

2017

Governor signs two open government cybersecurity bills

Governor Inslee signed two bills related to cybersecurity and open government.

5

May

2017

Governor signs bill on worker compensation settlements

Governor Inslee signed HB 1755 regarding third party worker compensation settlements.
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5

May

2017

Permanent records injunction against Department of Corrections inmate

The Department of Corrections sought and has been granted a permanent injunction against inmate Julian Tarver, DOC 885530 under RCW 42.56.565.

5

May

2017

City letter on importance of Fire Insurance Premium Tax distributions

The cities that are impacted by changes to the distribution formula for Fire Insurance Premium Tax distributions in the Senate-proposed budget sent a letter last week to Senators opposing the changes.

5

May

2017

Department of Revenue local government partnership meetings

The Department of Revenue is hosting its annual meetings to provide an opportunity for local governments to learn about tax law changes, share information, connect with the department staff, and help plan future tools to enhance local tax administration and communication.

5

May

2017

Senate working on new deadly force bill

The Senate Law and Justice Committee is continuing to work on potential changes to the law on the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers.

24

Apr

2017

Session in overtime – now what for cities?

The 105-day regular session came to a close April 23.

24

Apr

2017

Likely action on small cell telecommunications facility permitting "5G" bill

Normally the end of the legislative session means that either legislative proposals have survived and are headed to the Governor for his signature, or bills are considered dead for the year.

24

Apr

2017

Legislature passes transportation budget

While the Legislature was not able to pass an operating budget in the 105-day regular session, they were successful in passing a transportation budget.

21

Apr

2017

Impacts of State Marketplace Fairness Act on cities

One of the provisions of the House revenue bill HB 2186 includes a state version of long-time AWC federal legislative priority, a state version of “marketplace fairness.”

21

Apr

2017

Business license streamlining bill passes

The House voted on final passage of EHB 2005 last week, and it is headed to the Governor for signature.

21

Apr

2017

Basic Law Enforcement Academy needs supplemental funding – Call your legislators

AWC has been advocating for full funding of additional Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) classes for new recruits.

21

Apr

2017

Bill authorizing cities to designate creative districts headed for Governor’s desk

Local governments with limited access to economic development resources would be allowed to designate a portion of their territory as a “creative district” through a bill that has passed the Legislature and is on its way to Governor Inslee’s desk for signature.
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