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

31

Jul

2015

Mixed bag for local governments in 2015

2015 was an interesting year for open government discussions, wherein the Legislature was often criticized for its own lack of transparency.

12

Jun

2015

House Finance Committee moves revised city and county fiscal sustainability proposal

As expected, HB 2156, promoting the fiscal sustainability of cities and counties, passed out of the House Finance Committee on a 13-3 bipartisan vote on Monday, June 8.

12

Jun

2015

New amendments to the Public Records Act

The Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC) recently provided a helpful rundown of ESHB 1980, implementing public records act changes based upon recommendations of the Sunshine Committee.

5

Jun

2015

Public records exemptions apply to former employees

The Public Records Act (PRA) provides disclosure exemptions for public employees and applicants.

1

May

2015

Public records issues still alive in the special session

Two weeks ago we reported on what public records bills made it to Governor Inslee’s desk.

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.

3

Apr

2015

Public records updates

A few public records bills remain alive in the Legislature.

13

Mar

2015

Drone bills, where do they stand post-cutoff?

This session a number of bills addressing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”) were introduced in the Legislature.

13

Mar

2015

Public records roundup – what survived, what didn’t

A big hurdle for bills occurred this week, cutoff for all bills in their house of origin.

2

Mar

2015

Priority public records bill advances, other dies after fiscal cutoff

AWC priority public records bill, HB 1684, advanced to the House Rules Committee after the Legislature’s Friday fiscal cutoff. HB 1086 failed to advance out of the House Appropriations Committee.

23

Feb

2015

Post cutoff public records roundup

As reported in previous Bulletin articles, AWC is tracking several public records bills this session.

23

Feb

2015

Body camera legislation updates

As noted in previous Bulletin articles, there are three body camera bills AWC is tracking this legislative session.

6

Feb

2015

WA State Archives seeking participants

Washington State Archives is seeking subject matter experts to assist with updating the Human Resource Management (HR) section of the Local Government Common Records Retention Schedule (CORE).

6

Feb

2015

Public Records round–up

As reported in previous Bulletin articles, AWC is tracking several public records bills this session.

6

Feb

2015

Body camera legislation up for debate in Legislature

Two separate bills addressing body camera protocol and policies have been introduced over the past week.
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