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12

Feb

2018

City priority House Bill 1570 passes major milestone

After the longest bill debate of the session and once the dust settled, the state took a step forward in supporting individuals suffering from homelessness.
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Categories: Housing

9

Feb

2018

Bill requiring cities to itemize taxes on utility bills moves to rules

Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D-Seattle) introduced SB 6587 late last week.

9

Feb

2018

Three bills supporting individuals suffering from mental health pass out of the House

Thursday, February 8 was a great night for the state on tackling problems on city streets.

9

Feb

2018

State approved for $112.7 million in VW lawsuit

The State of Washington has been approved to receive $112.7 million from the Volkswagen lawsuit.

9

Feb

2018

Building business ecosystems bill likely dead

SB 6499, Sen. Sharon Brown’s (R-Kennewick) Building business ecosystems bill, appears to be dead.

9

Feb

2018

Unit price contracting bill passes Senate, onto the House

SB 6143, Sen. Dean Takko (R-Kelso), passed the Senate unanimously Wednesday evening, February 7.

9

Feb

2018

House and Senate pass bills addressing Sound Transit 3 costs

SB 5955 and HB 2201, Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue) and Rep. Mike Pellicciotti (D-Federal Way), seek to address the rising car tab fees faced by drivers in the Puget Sound region after the passage of Sound Transit 3 (ST3).

9

Feb

2018

Only one rideshare bill survives cutoff

Of the four transportation network company (rideshare) bills, two in the House and two in the Senate, only one has survived cutoff and continues to move.

9

Feb

2018

Numerous labor relations bills continue to move

We are tracking numerous bills that would impact labor relations.
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Categories: Personnel

9

Feb

2018

Bill limiting city authority to ban marijuana businesses survived committee cutoff dates

A substitute version of HB 2336 passed out of its policy committee and is now in the House Rules Committee.
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Categories: Marijuana

9

Feb

2018

First responder occupational disease bills awaiting floor action

HB 2633 and its companion SB 6213 expand presumptive occupational disease coverage.
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Categories: Personnel

9

Feb

2018

State Actuary projects pension contribution rates to be lower in 2021-23

The Office of the State Actuary recently released projected pension contribution rates for the 2019-21 and 2021-23 biennia.
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Categories: Personnel

9

Feb

2018

Bill clarifying use of evidence of law enforcement officer misconduct survives committee cutoff

SB 6188 clarifies the use of information of law enforcement officer misconduct by a law enforcement agency.

9

Feb

2018

Voting Rights Act bill rescheduled for committee action on Thursday

Although SB 6002 was scheduled for action by the House State Government, Elections & IT Committee last week, it was removed from the schedule and rescheduled for Thursday, February 15.

5

Feb

2018

City issues and issues of concern at the halfway point

We are halfway through the legislative session and past an important legislative cutoff deadline.
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