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20

Mar

2015

Anticipating the good, bad or ugly in the State Budget

For a welcome change, there’s more revenue flowing to the state coffers than in the past several legislative sessions.

20

Mar

2015

Problematic eminent domain bill to get hearing in House committee

We have been updating you on the progress of SB 5363, regarding restating the constitutional prohibition on the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes.

20

Mar

2015

Vesting bill to be heard in House Judiciary Committee

The bill to reinstitute common law vesting, ESSB 5921, will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 25, at 8 am.

20

Mar

2015

Governor’s toxics reduction bill up in the Senate on Tuesday

Governor Inslee’s bill to address non-point pollution via stronger tools to reduce exposure to toxic chemicals will be heard in the Senate Energy and Environment Committee on Tuesday, March 24, at 1:30 pm.

20

Mar

2015

Transportation revenue bills get public hearing in the House

The Senate transportation revenue package (ESSB 5987 and ESSB 5988) will be heard in the House Transportation Committee on Thursday, March 26, at 3:30 pm.

20

Mar

2015

City of North Bonneville gets into the pot business

The small City of North Bonneville just made big city news: it has become the first municipality in the nation to open a government-run marijuana shop.
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Categories: Marijuana

20

Mar

2015

Fireworks bill fails to advance

SB 5914 failed to move out of committee on Thursday and is likely dead.

20

Mar

2015

Marijuana revenue sharing bill scheduled for hearing

The House Appropriations Committee will hear SHB 2136 on Monday, March 23, at 3:30 pm.
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Categories: Marijuana

20

Mar

2015

Law & justice bills up for public hearing over next few days

Several law and justice bills AWC has followed throughout the session are scheduled for public hearing over the next few days.

20

Mar

2015

Update on DUI bills

Rep. Brad Klippert’s (R-Kennewick) DUI bill, HB 1276, had a public hearing in the Senate Law & Justice Committee on March 17.

20

Mar

2015

Bills would release cities from liability when ATVs operated on public roadways

HB 1817/SB 5411, sponsored by Rep. Matt Shea (R-Spokane Valley) and Sen. Pam Roach (R-Auburn), creates a liability immunity for local jurisdictions when all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are operated on public roadways.

20

Mar

2015

Voting Rights Act scheduled for public hearing

The Washington Voting Rights Act, HB 1745, sponsored by Rep. Luis Moscoso (D-Seattle), has been scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Government Operations & Security Committee on Monday, March 23, at 10 am.

20

Mar

2015

Bill on thermal energy efficiency would create new requirement when constructing or renovating some city buildings

2SHB 1095 contains a number of provisions related to energy efficiency, most of which do not apply directly to cities.

20

Mar

2015

Federal update

Sixty-five city officials from Washington State recently attended a National League of Cities (NLC) conference in Washington, D.C.
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Categories: Federal

20

Mar

2015

Simplifying the calculation of workers’ compensation benefits

The House Labor Committee will hear SB 5510 on Tuesday, March 24, at 1:30 pm.
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Categories: Personnel

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