Legislative Update from Olympia
27 March 2015
BILLS MOVE OUT OF HOUSE JUDICIARY
SECOND POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF NEXT WEDNESDAY
30 DAYS REMAIN IN SESSION
Both SBs 5381 and 5658 passed out of the House Judiciary Committee with amendments. SB 5381 was further amended to ensure firearms rights are not violated nor delayed. There was a public hearing on HB 1713 in Senate Human Services earlier this week, and at this point, no further action has been taken on that bill. That’s the worst of the three still under consideration, by far.
Wednesday, April 1st (April Fool’s Day) is the second chamber policy committee cut-off, the day by which all House bills must pass their Senate policy committee and vice versa.
We’re not there yet, but we’re getting closer. 30 days left in the session!
|Mental health/guns||Cody (D-34)||S. HumServ|
|Return of firearms held by law enforcement||Billig (D-3)||H. Judiciary|
|Reporting of mental health commitment||Dansel (R-7)||H. Judiciary|
* indicates change in status this week
ESHB = Engrossed Substitute House Bill, SHB/SSB = Substitute Bill (bill amended in committee), HB = House Bill, SB = Senate Bill, H. Aprop = House Appropriations, H. Jud. = House Judiciary, S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, S. HumSer = Senate Human Services, Mental Health & Housing
LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE: You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. Toll free!!! The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993. Also toll free!!!
1-800-562-6000 TDD 1-800-635-9993
OTHER DATA: Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature’s web site at “www.leg.wa.gov“. Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format. You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe’s web site (http://www.adobe.com). You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573. Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000. You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need “RealAudio” to do this, available free at the TVW web site).
By reading the House and Senate “bill reports” (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted. By reading the “roll call” for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill. The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.
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Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington
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