Status of 2022 legislation

The Watch List below summarizes the conservation district-related bills that WACD is monitoring and WACD’s position on each. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our WACD Olympia staff at . The Watch List was last modified January 14, 2022 3:19 pm by Tom Salzer.

BillSPONSOR(S)TitleNotesWACD Position
HB 1631 linkSHEWMAKE, Ryu, Leavitt, Wicks, Bateman, Duerr, Boehnke, WalenSupporting WA food production system by providing assistance in support of improved voluntary environmental stewardship1/11/22 public hearing
1/18/22 committee vote
House Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources
FOR
HB 1652 linkDOLAN, Lekanoff, Shewmake, FitzgibbonConcerning conservation district elections1/12/22 public hearing
House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations
FOR, TESTIFY
Testimony: 8+ 1-
Signed in: 48+ 0-
HB 1653 linkLEKANOFF, Chapman, Ryu, and RamelImproving statewide coordination in support of anadromous fish recovery1/20/22 public hearing
State Government & Tribal Relations Committee
Watch
HB 1799 linkFITZGIBBON, Berry, Duerr, Riccelli, Harris-TalleyConcerning organic materials managementHouse Committee on Environment & EnergyWatch
HB 1838 linkLEKANOFF, SpringerProtecting, restoring, and maintaining habitat for salmon recovery
(Governor request legislation)
1/19/22 public hearing
House Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources
CONCERNS (companion to SB 5727)
HB 1856 linkCHAMBERS, SpringerAdding counties to the voluntary stewardship program1/21/22 public hearing
House Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources
CONCERNS
HB 1869 linkKLICKER, Dent, Chase, GrahamEncouraging salmon recovery through voluntary stewardshipHouse Environment & Energy CommitteeWatch
HB 1891 linkDENT, Griffey, Graham, Corry, Hoff, Callan, DufaultConcerning a rangeland fire protection association pilot project
(DNR request legislation)
1/19/22 public hearing
House Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Watch
HB 1895 linkHARRIS-TALLEY et al.Developing a plan for conservation, reforestation, and restoration of forests in Washington state
(DNR request legislation)
1//18/22 public hearing
House Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Watch
HB 1910 linkGREGERSON, PolletConcerning conservation district electionsState Government & Tribal Relations CommitteeAGAINST
HJR 4209 linkLEKANOFF, BerryAdding a new section to the Washington state Constitution regarding the conservation and protection of the state's natural resourcesEnvironment & Energy CommitteeWatch (companion to SJR 8209)
SB 5633 linkROLFES, ShortPlanning for the prevention of permanent loss of forests in Washington state
(DNR request legislation)
1/20/22 public hearing
Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks
Watch
SB 5665 linkROLFESProtecting, restoring, and maintaining habitat for salmon recovery
(Office of Financial Management request legislation)
Referred to Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & ParksCONCERNS
SB 5721 linkVAN DE WEGE, SalomonConsolidating natural resource management under the commissioner of public lands1/6/22 - PrefiledWatch
SB 5727 linkROLFESProtecting, restoring, and maintaining habitat for salmon recovery
(Governor request legislation)
Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks CommitteeCONCERNS
SB 5731 linkDAS, Lovelett, Nguyen, Saldaña, StanfordConcerning organic materials managementSenate Environment, Energy & TechnologyWatch
SB 5746 linkWARNICKConcerning drought preparedness, response, and funding1/13/22 public hearing
1/20/22 committee vote
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks
Watch
SB 5860 linkWARNICK, Dozier, SchoeslerConcerning water policy in regions with regulated reductions in aquifer levelsSenate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & ParksWatch
SJR 8209 linkWILSONAdding a new section to the Washington state Constitution regarding the conservation and protection of the state's natural resources1/6/22 - PrefiledWatch

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  • FOR means WACD supports this legislation. We may sign in PRO for legislation we support.
  • TESTIFY means WACD plans to testify.
  • NEUTRAL means WACD does not have an opinion at this time or there are some concerns that don’t rise to the level of WACD expressing a statement AGAINST. WACD may sign in as OTHER for legislation we are NEUTRAL about.
  • CONCERNS means WACD has specific concerns about aspects of the legislation. WACD may sign in as OTHER for legislation we have CONCERNS with.
  • AGAINST means WACD opposes this legislation. WACD may sign in as CON for legislation we do not support.
  • WATCH means WACD is monitoring the legislation.

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