Daily Democracy Task – Eliminating Advisory Votes

Daily Democracy Task – Eliminating Advisory Votes

These Advisory Votes are questions that appear on the ballot regarding state expenditures that have already passed the legislature. The advisory vote results do not have any impact while adding significantly to the costs of elections. Voters are not informed about them because reliable information is virtually impossible to find.

Eliminating advisory votes

SB 6610 – a bill to eliminate advisory votes – is scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations, and Elections this Wednesday, Feb 5 at 8:00 am.  Click this link to send your input to the legislators–> SB 6610

Having votes that do not count for anything is inconsistent with League principles. In addition to eliminating advisory votes, SB 6610 also creates a Task Force to study alternative methods of gathering feedback from voters on decisions with significant fiscal impacts. Therefore, the LWV supports passage.


Daily Democracy Task – Natural Resources

Daily Democracy Task – Natural Resources

LWV Supports Riparian Easement Program for Forest Land Owners

HB 2714 / SB 6498 Valuing the carbon in forest riparian easements. Establishes the forest riparian easement program for forest land owners. Part of a forest carbon sequestration strategy to lower carbon emissions. HB 2714 scheduled for Executive session scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10am by House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee of which Representative Dent is a member. Ask for his support of HB 2714

SB 6498 scheduled for Executive session on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 1:30pm by Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks Committee. Give Committee member, Senator Warnick, your thoughts on SB 6498.

LWV Supports Rapid Wildfire Response

HB 2228 Permitting early deployment of state fire services resources. Helps early rapid response to wildfires. Public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 3:30pm in House Appropriations.  Tell Committee Member Representative Ybarra your thoughts on HB2228.

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