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

19

May

2017

New law creates requirements for accommodating an employee’s pregnancy

SB 5835 was signed into law on May 16 which requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s pregnancy and pregnancy-related health issues.
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Categories: Personnel

19

May

2017

New non-English emergency notice requirements signed into law

SB 5046 was signed into law on May 16, creating a new requirement for local emergency management organizations.

19

May

2017

DOR local government partnership meetings

The Department of Revenue is hosting its annual meetings with local governments to connect with department staff and other jurisdictions.

16

May

2017

State agency asking for input on paid sick leave rules

Voters passed Initiative 1433 in 2016 which raised the state’s minimum wage and required employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
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Categories: Personnel

16

May

2017

Governor signs 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. The House concurrence vote for both bills was a strong bipartisan showing of 80-18.

10

May

2017

Special session update – Where are legislators?

Legislators have now been in session for 122 days – 17 of those in overtime.

8

May

2017

Small cell deployment update

As reported in previous Bulletins, discussions continue about small cell facility permitting, pole attachment rates, costs to attach to city-owned structures, and the need for more rural broadband.

8

May

2017

Senate hearing on revenue bill

Last week, the Senate Ways & Means Committee took testimony on SB 5929, a companion revenue proposal to HB 2186 heard a few weeks ago.

5

May

2017

Day 15 special session report – Where are legislators?

Legislators have now been in session for 120 days – 15 of those in overtime.

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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Categories: Personnel

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.
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