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

21

Apr

2017

Update on other notable public records bills

Aside from AWC’s top priority public records bills, we have been following a few other notable bills on the topic.

21

Apr

2017

Bill allows longer bike racks on transit buses

HB 1149 allows longer bike racks on transit buses.

18

Apr

2017

Legislature passes AWC priority public records bills

The Legislature passed HB 1594 and HB 1595 when the House voted to concur on the changes made by the Senate.

14

Apr

2017

Pending special session, budget impasse impacts cities

Budget leaders from the House Democrats and Senate Republicans are failing to negotiate in the short time left before session is scheduled to end.

14

Apr

2017

Congress in recess – AWC and partners talk infrastructure

The U.S. Congress is in recess and members of our delegation here at home.

14

Apr

2017

Saving the Public Works Trust Fund is within our grasp

On Wednesday April 12 the House passed SB 5033 which makes changes to the Public Works Trust Fund program (PWTF) reflecting the reforms developed by AWC and a coalition of other PWTF advocates.

14

Apr

2017

Marijuana regulation fix bill passes House, heads for concurrence in Senate

SB 5131 makes numerous minor regulatory changes to current marijuana law and is continuing to move in the Legislature.
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14

Apr

2017

Business license bill passes Senate

EHB 2005 passed the Senate unanimously last week.

14

Apr

2017

Fiscal flexibility bill did not pass

SHB 2006 did not pass the Senate before the legislative cutoff and is likely considered dead for the session.

14

Apr

2017

Data on impacts of House and Senate education funding proposals

The House and Senate budgets assumed very different approaches to education funding reform.

14

Apr

2017

Distracted driving bill passes out of the House

A bill expanding the definition of distracted driving, SB 5289, was voted out of the House on Wednesday.

14

Apr

2017

Subcontractor bonding bill passes Legislature

HB 1538, sponsored by Rep. Melanie Stambaugh (R-Puyallup), requires a prime contractor to provide a bond for the subcontractors’ portion of retainage if requested.

14

Apr

2017

Pavement condition reporting bill passes legislature

HB 1490 sponsored by Rep. Jake Fey (D-Tacoma) concerns the requirement of cities to report pavement condition data to the Department of Transportation.

14

Apr

2017

Bill increasing airport grants headed for Governor’s desk

HB 1018, sponsored by Rep. Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake), increases 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.

11

Apr

2017

The Senate votes out both AWC priority public records bills

HB 1594 and HB 1595 have both been voted out by the Senate.
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