GOAL Post 2015-Special 2 08 May 2015

GOAL Post

2015-Special 2

Legislative Update from Olympia

08 May 2015

SPECIAL SESSION DRAGS ON

NO SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY

After a flurry of holdover bill passing on 29 April, there has been no floor activity since the special session began.  There have been a handful of committee meetings, mostly to discuss future plans and activities (such as local town hearings or monthly work sessions in Olympia) before the next regular session begins in January 2016.

No doubt the budget conferees are hard at work behind the scenes.  What the status of those negotiations might be is a mystery.  The Democrat budget proposal calls for more than a $1 BILLION tax increase.  As I recall, Governor Inslee ran for office on a “no new taxes” promise.  But he supports the Democrat budget proposal.

BILL STATUS:

*ESHB 1713
Neutral
Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) S. W&M

* 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. W&M = Senate Ways & Means

HEARING(S) SCHEDULED:

At this point, there is no published agenda for next week.

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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