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

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.

7

Apr

2017

When legislative budget leads start talking, here is what cities think of their ideas

Lead House and Senate negotiators have not publicly agreed to talks, but when they start, AWC has shared key items needed to support strong cities and towns across the state.

7

Apr

2017

Discussions continue on small cell deployment

While SB 5711 is officially dead for this year, discussions continue about permitting of small cell facilities, pole attachment rates and other costs, and the need for more rural broadband.

7

Apr

2017

Multiple fire district bills continuing to progress in the Legislature

SB 5628 would create a mechanism for a city to establish a fire protection district with boundaries that equal the city’s boundaries.

7

Apr

2017

Good news for cities in House capital budget

Last week we gave you highlights on the Senate’s proposed capital budget that has many positives for cities.

7

Apr

2017

Senate considers bill to reduce government tort liability

Sen. Dino Rossi (R-Sammamish) has sponsored SB 5896 which would reduce state and local government liability in numerous ways.

7

Apr

2017

House revenue proposal related to House budget moves out of committee

HB 2186, the House revenue proposal released in conjunction with the House proposed budget passed out of the House Finance Committee last week with a few amendments placing sunset dates and on new taxes and reporting requirements on tax preferences related to B&O and REET.

7

Apr

2017

Business license bills ready for possible action

EHB 2005 was moved out of the Senate Rules Committee and is ready for possible floor action.
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