GOAL Post 2017-13
Legislative Update from Olympia 31 March 2017
POLICY COMMITTEE CUT-OFF PASSES
HBs 1100, 1501 MOVE
FISCAL COMMITTEE CUT-OFF NEXT TUESDAY
SATURDAY PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED
The second chamber policy committee cut-off passed Wednesday. The only bill remaining in a policy committee, HB 1501 in Senate Law & Justice, was amended in committee and sent to Senate Ways & Means.
HB 1100 was passed out of Senate Ways & Means and sent to Senate Rules awaiting a floor vote. An attempt by committee Democrats to limit the CPL renewal notification to e-mail only, vice e-mail and snail mail (postcard) was defeated.
All bills currently being tracked (HB 1100, HB 1501, HB 1612, SB 5268) are sitting in their appropriate fiscal committee awaiting action before Tuesday’s fiscal cut-off. SB 5552 is in House Rules awaiting a floor vote.
A public hearing will be held in House Appropriations on SB 5268 (CPL renewal notice) at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday.
BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
SHB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) S. RULES SUPPORT
HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) S. W&M SUPPORT
2SHB 1612 Suicide prevention
Orwall (D-33) S. W&M SUPPORT
SB 5268 CPL renewal notice
Takko (D-19) H. Aprop SUPPORT
SB 5552 Certain exemptions to I-594
Pedersen (D-43) H.Rules SUPPORT
L&J = Law & Justice, Jud = Judiciary, HumSer = Human Services, Aprop = Appropriations, Fin = Finance, W&M = Ways & Means “S” before a bill number indicates Substitute (amended).
PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED:
1 Apr House Appropriations House Hearing Room “A”
John L. O’Brien Bldg
9:00 a.m. SB 5268
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). Each bill’s web page contains a link to any public hearing at the bottom of the page.
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