From LWVWA 2/20/22 Newsletter
Bills needing your action ASAP
Be involved. Legislators need to hear from you!
E2SHB 1691 Concerning financial responsibility requirements related to oil spills.
Requires oil vessels and facilities to demonstrate financial ability to pay for a “worst case” oil spill. Bill would stop oil companies from externalizing costs and relieve taxpayers of the financial burden. Passed out of House 83-13. Public hearing to be held in the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee Tuesday, February 22, 10:30am.
Please help get this important bill pass, sign in PRO in Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee public hearing anytime one hour before February 22, 10:30am meeting. Sign in PRO here for E2SHB 1691.
SHB 5885 Concerning marine shoreline habitat.
Substitute bill directs Department of Ecology to conduct baseline survey of Puget Sound marine shorelines using an on-the-water view of the shoreline, identifying unpermitted development, and to consider the results in their enforcement authority. Last year’s bill on shoreline armoring was not as comprehensive as this is. Creates more near shore habitat for forage fish and juvenile salmon.
Passed out of Senate, scheduled for public hearing in the House Environment & Energy Committee February 22, 8am. Please sign in PRO anytime one hour before public hearing Tuesday, February 22, 8 AM. Sign in PRO here for SHB 5885.
UPDATES ON BILLS WE ADVISED ACTION
Still time for you to click on links and comment on these bills!
- SB 5560 Concerning procedures for approval and submission of the redistricting plan. Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations Feb. 21 at 1:30 PM
- SB 5583 Local redistricting must count people in their home districts. Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations Feb. 23 at 8:00 AM
- HB 1799 Concerning organic materials management. Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Environment, Energy & Technology Feb. 23 at 8:00 AM
- SB 5042 Concerning certain actions taken under the growth management act. Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Environment & Energy Feb. 22 at 8:00 AM.
- SB 5769 Reforming the state tax system by providing tax relief to residents, employees, and employers. Never made it out of committee, house of origin.
- HB 1876 Fiscal Impact of Ballot Measures: Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on State Government & Elections Feb. 23 at 8:00 AM.
- HB 1630 Establishing restrictions on possession of weapons in certain locations:
- Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice Feb. 24 at 10:30 AM
- HB 1664 Concerning prototypical school formulas for physical, social, and emotional support in schools: Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means Feb. 22 at 4:00 PM.
These bills died in committee or house of origin:
- HB 1682 Concerning a compliance pathway specific to emissions-intensive, trade-exposed businesses for achieving their proportionate share of the state’s emissions reduction limits. Never made it out of committee, house of origin.
- HB 1814 Expanding equitable access to the benefits of renewable energy through community solar projects. Never made it out of committee, house of origin.
- HB 1896 Providing for responsible environmental management of batteries. Never made it out of committee, house of origin.
- SHB 1156 /SB 5584 Increasing Representation & Voter Participation Local Options Bill: Didn’t make it out of house of origin.
- SB 5182 Repeal Advisory Votes: Never made it out of committee, house of origin.
- HB 1919 Concerning recommendations by the public disclosure commission: Didn’t make it out of house of origin.
- SB 5568 Concerning preemption of municipal laws restricting the open carry of weapons: Never made it out of committee, house of origin.
- HB 1485 Recognizing Women’s Suffrage Day as a legal holiday: Never made it out of committee, house of origin.
- HB 1652 Concerning conservation district elections: Never made it out of committee, house of origin.
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