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

17

Apr

2013

Transportation revenue package gains momentum (again)

Chair of the House Transportation Committee, Representative Judy Clibborn, originally introduced HB 1954 back in February, but then the bill never received a public hearing and the overall transportation revenue seemed to stall. 

5

Apr

2013

Transportation update

While the focus in Olympia has shifted to the state operating budget, legislators also continue to work on funding for transportation.

22

Mar

2013

Allowing motorcyclists to run red lights?

SB 5141, sponsored by Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), was heard in the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday, March 20.

15

Mar

2013

Transportation update

There has been no further action on the transportation revenue package or the local options bills. The bills are still alive; however, they are considered “necessary to implement the budget,” so are not subject to regular bill deadlines.

15

Mar

2013

Electric vehicle charging station bill moves to House

SSB 5849 passed out of the Senate on March 13 and has been referred to the House Transportation Committee.

8

Mar

2013

Local transportation funding bills move out of House Committee

Three local option bills passed out of the House Transportation Committee on March 1.

8

Mar

2013

Republicans release "Fix it before you fund it" package

House Republicans released their transportation reform package on Thursday.

1

Mar

2013

Reforms before transportation revenue package?

Update 3/4/2013: House Republicans have delayed the release of their transportation proposal and have not yet announced a new date for its release. We’ll provide an update when we know more.

As we reported last week, House Democrats released a transportation revenue proposal in HB 1954 on February 20.

27

Feb

2013

Vehicle fee legislation (HB 1485)

On February 25, the House Transportation Committee held a public hearing on a number of local option transportation revenue bills.

22

Feb

2013

Connecting Washington – Highlights of the House Democratic transportation revenue package

The House Democrats unveiled their transportation revenue package, called “Connecting Washington,” in a press conference on February 21.

15

Feb

2013

Rep. Clibborn to release transportation revenue proposal this week

The idea of a transportation revenue package is gaining momentum in Olympia

15

Feb

2013

New signage requirement for school speed zones

HB 1698 specifies that, for all school speed zones, a sign must be installed indicating the END of the school zone if there is also a sign indicating the beginning of the school zone.

12

Feb

2013

Time for you to talk about these critical priorities

City officials met in Olympia this week to talk to their legislators about legislation, both good and bad, that impacts their communities.

8

Feb

2013

Bill would allow for ATVs on city streets

On February 11 at 3:30pm, the House Transportation Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on HB 1632, a bill that would set up a new regulatory and licensing system for All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).

25

Jan

2013

Restricting the use of Transportation Benefit District (TBD) vehicle fees

Sen. Benton (R-Camas) has introduced SB 5093, restricting the expenditure of TBD vehicle fees to “highway purposes” which includes the construction, maintenance, and operations of public roads, bridges, and city streets. 
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