Committee Meetings for Week of February 15

Monday, February 15

1:30pm – House Environment & Energy

Public Hearing:

  1. HJR 4205 – Adding a new section to the Washington state Constitution regarding the conservation and protection of the state’s natural resources. (Remote testimony.)

3:30pm – House Local Government

Possible Executive Session:

  1. HB 1180 – Concerning public testimony at public meetings, including virtual meetings.
  2. HB 1329 – Concerning public meeting accessibility and participation.

4:00pm – Senate Ways & Means

Executive Session:

  1. SSB 5045 – Expanding opportunities for meat and poultry processing and inspection.

Tuesday, February 16

1:30pm – House Appropriations

Public Hearing:

  1. SHB 1099 – Improving the state’s climate response through updates to the state’s comprehensive planning framework. (Remote testimony.)
  2. SHB 1117 – Promoting salmon recovery through revisions to the state’s comprehensive planning framework.
  3. HB 1168 – Concerning long-term forest health and the reduction of wildfire dangers. (Remote testimony.)
  4. SHB 1216 – Concerning urban and community forestry. (Remote testimony.)

1:30pm – House Transportation

                Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1091 – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.

Thursday, February 18

8:00am – House Capital Budget

Public Hearing:

  1. HB 1430 – Concerning the duration of state upland leases for lands managed by the department of natural resources.

1:30pm – Senate Ways & Means

        Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5404 – Addressing the impacts of pinnipeds on populations of threatened southern resident orca prey.
  2. SB 5362 – Ensuring the funding of agricultural fairs.

Friday, February 19

9:00am – Senate Ways & Means

Public Hearing:

  1. SB 5253 – Implementing the recommendations of the pollinator health task force.
  2. SB 5220 – Concerning the taxation of salmon recovery grants…

Legislative Bills of Interest – Week 6

(Post-Policy Cut Off)

House Bills

  • HB 1056 – Concerning open public meeting notice requirements and declared emergencies.
  • HB 1117 – Promoting salmon recovery through revisions to the state’s comprehensive planning framework.
  • HB 1143 – Authorizing the placement of water rights banked pursuant to RCW 90.92.070 into the trust water rights program.
  • HB 1168 – Concerning long-term forest health and the reduction of wildfire dangers.
  • HB 1216 – Concerning urban and community forestry.
  • HB 1329 – Relating to public meeting accessibility and participation.
  • HB 1336 – Creating and expanding unrestricted authority for public entities to provide telecommunications services to end users.
  • HB 1382 – Streamlining the environmental permitting process for salmon recovery projects.
  • HB 1395 – Ensuring equity in farming.
  • HB 1443 – Concerning social equity within the cannabis industry.
  • HB 1466 – Promoting access to outdoor education.
  • HB 1478 – Concerning fish habitat enhancement projects authorized pursuant to RCW 77.55.181.
  • HJR 4205 Adding a new section to the Washington state Constitution regarding the conservation and protection of the state’s natural resources.

Senate Bills

  • SB 5155 – Concerning prejudgment interest.
  • SB 5172/HB 1217 – Concerning the retroactivity of overtime claims in exceptional cases.
  • SB 5159 – Concerning payments in lieu of real property taxes by the department of the fish and wildlife.
  • SB 5220 – Concern the taxation of salmon recovery grants.
  • SB 5253 – Implementing the recommendations of the pollinator health task force.
  • SB 5273 – Concerning the replacement of shoreline armoring.
  • SB 5342 – Concerning irrigation district elections.
  • SB 5404 – Addressing the impacts of pinnipeds on populations of threatened southern resident orca prey.
  • SB 5411 – Establishing a programmatic safe harbor agreement on forestlands for northern spotted owls.

Source: Brynn Brady