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Apr

2015

Gearing up for the final week of regular session

The Capitol was eerily quiet at the end of the 14th week of the regular session.

17

Apr

2015

House Finance Committee hears city and county fiscal sustainability bill

On Friday, April 17, the House Finance Committee heard a proposed substitute version of HB 2156, promoting the fiscal sustainability of cities and counties.

17

Apr

2015

Use of WSDOT stormwater payments to cities

With only minutes before the 5PM cutoff on April 15, and after several days of fits and starts, SB 5314, passed out of the House on a 93-6 vote.

17

Apr

2015

Impact fee deferral bill headed to the Governor

The impact fee deferral bill that cities have been fighting for many years looks poised to pass into law.

17

Apr

2015

Both chambers pass oil train bills

Both chambers have passed oil train bills that move them closer together on addressing issues around oil transport.

17

Apr

2015

Marijuana revenue sharing bill under consideration in the Senate

The Senate is now considering E2SHB 2136 which passed the House on April 10.
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Categories: Marijuana

17

Apr

2015

What public records bills survived the 2015 legislative session?

Of the dozens of public records bills introduced, and tracked by AWC, this session only three managed to make it through the entire legislative process.

17

Apr

2015

Update on law & justice bills

The legislature hilt a milestone on Wednesday, April 15.

15

Apr

2015

Legislature passes medical marijuana reform bill

On Tuesday, April 14, the Legislature passed medical marijuana reform legislation, SB 5052, Sen. Ann Rivers (La Center).
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Categories: Marijuana

15

Apr

2015

House releases transportation proposal – Negotiations with Senate set to begin

The House released their transportation proposal on April 13 and it was passed out of the House Transportation Committee the next day.

10

Apr

2015

Two weeks to make deals and adjourn

Pressure mounts as legislators clear their agendas of the easy bills and work behind closed doors to negotiate the tough items.

10

Apr

2015

Marijuana bills pass House

Friday evening, April 10, the House passed two key marijuana related bills, 2SSB 5052 and 2SHB 2136, after two hours of debate and consideration of amendments.
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Categories: Marijuana

10

Apr

2015

Seattle Times – "Dueling state budgets split over which pot gets pot money"

On April 9 the Seattle Times published a helpful article outlining the differences on marijuana in the House and Senate budgets.
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Categories: Marijuana

10

Apr

2015

House version of transportation package expected this week

The House is expected to release their version of a transportation package in the coming days and then, as currently scheduled, it will be passed out of the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday, April 14.

10

Apr

2015

AWC priority liquor bill gets hearing

One of AWC’s top priorities for this legislative session is to restore the growth in city and county liquor profits.
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