GOAL Post 2017-12
Legislative Update from Olympia 24 March 2017
MORE CUT-OFFS LOOM
There’s been a little motion on our five bills of interest after a week of public hearings. HB 1100 passed out of Senate Law & Justice to Senate Ways & Means. HB 1612 passed out of Senate Human Services to Senate Ways & Means. Both of these will have to clear that fiscal committee before moving on.
Senate Bill 5268 passed out of House Judiciary to House Appropriations, more fiscal action. SB 5552 still sits in House Rules awaiting a floor vote (not likely until next month). A public hearing was held on HB 1501, so we can expect it to be subjected to a Senate Law & Justice committee vote next week.
The second chamber (House bills in Senate, etc) policy committee cut-off is next Wednesday, 29 March. We’re past that with the five bills we’re following. The fiscal committee cut-off is the following Tuesday, 4 April. HBs 1100, 1612 and SB 5268 are awaiting that hurdle.
BILL STATUS/GOAL POSITION:
SHB 1100 CPL renewal notice
Blake (D-19) S. W&M SUPPORT
HB 1501 Illegal purchase of firearms
Hansen (D-23) S. L&J 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:
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.
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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