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

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Feb

2018

Sales and use tax flexibility bill continues to roll through the Legislature

HB 2006 continues to move through the legislative process.

16

Feb

2018

Shared revenue interactive tool

Maintaining state shared revenues to cities is one of AWC’s legislative priorities.

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Feb

2018

Changes to aquatic lease terms

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has requested legislation that impacts leases on state aquatic lands.

16

Feb

2018

Carryover bill that affects a convicted defendant’s legal financial obligations continues to move this session

HB 1783, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Holy (R-Cheney) and introduced last session, changes how legal financial obligations (LFOs) are imposed on a convicted defendant.

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Feb

2018

Broadband and small cell networks

This legislative session there have been two approaches to the deployment of broadband infrastructure and small cell facilities.

16

Feb

2018

AWC-supported body worn cameras bill passes out of Senate

SB 6408 concerns law enforcement body worn cameras, including policies related to their use and disclosure exemptions under the Public Records Act.

16

Feb

2018

Business license threshold workgroup

The city workgroup developing the city business license model threshold required to be completed by July 1, 2018 under EHB 2005 has almost finished drafting the model.

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Feb

2018

Request a public record consultation from the Attorney General’s Office

The Attorney General’s Office now offers local governments assistance through its Local Government Public Records Consultation Program.

16

Feb

2018

Bill limiting city authority to ban marijuana businesses is dead for now

HB 2336 would have rolled back existing marijuana bans and moratoria and, instead, would have required a public vote for a jurisdiction to ban marijuana.
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Categories: Marijuana

16

Feb

2018

Updates regarding JLARC’s public record performance metrics now available

In November, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) issued its preliminary guidance for local governments to use as they prepare to report on their public disclosure requests.

16

Feb

2018

Wrongful death bill that expands city tort liability is still alive and moving

SB 6015 survived the cutoff and is still moving through the Legislature.

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Feb

2018

Costly first responder occupational disease bills continue to move

Two major pieces of legislation on expanding workers’ compensation coverage and presumptions for law enforcement officers and firefighters continue to make headway.
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Categories: Personnel

16

Feb

2018

Local taxing districts transparency bill moves forward

Substantial changes were made to the taxing district transparency bill SB 6587.

16

Feb

2018

COLA increase for PERS 1 and TRS 1 moves out of the Senate

SB 6340 would increase pension benefits for PERS 1 retirees by increasing pension contribution rates paid by local governments.
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Categories: Personnel

16

Feb

2018

Ride share bill fails to advance after crucial cutoff

The last of the rideshare bills (Uber, Lyft, etc.) failed to advance before the crucial February 14 cutoff deadline when bills needed to move out of their houses of origin.
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