GOAL Post 2015-Special-8
Legislative Update from Olympia 26 June 2015
THIS IS GETTING OLD!
GOOD NEWS: NO DISCUSSION OF FIREARMS
THIRD SPECIAL SESSION TO START NEXT WEEK?
Right after I posted GOAL Post last week, it sounded like they had made a budget breakthrough. Apparently that was a grossly optimistic view. Republicans are standing their ground on a balanced, no-new-taxes budget, while Democrats continue to press for significant tax increases. Budget negotiators claim they’re getting closer, but no agreement yet.
Tomorrow is the 30th and last day of the second special session. Unless lightning strikes overnight, we can expect a third special session to begin shortly.
Furlough notices have already been sent imposing a “partial” state government shutdown, effective July 1st (next Wednesday).
The only good news in all of this is that the firearm issue has not been raised. The House passed a few bills in the past two days, but no impact on firearms.
Bill # Subject Prime sponsor Status
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
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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