Legisletter – January 25, 2019

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Week Two
Today is Day 12 of the 105-day 2019 legislative session.
Many legislators, staff and fellow lobbyists are complaining about the fast pace with which this session began. An example would be the number of bills introduced. As of today, 1,361 bills have been introduced: 674 in the House and 687 in the Senate. Of these the Farm Bureau is tracking 151, which is right on average for us during session.
The highlight of our week was Tuesday’s hearing on HB 1398. This bill would create a new series of state fees for farmers who use the H-2A worker program. The bill was requested by the Employment Security Department and approved by the governor’s office. Given that the only people to testify for the bill along with the department were labor activists make this bill look like nothing more than political posturing and an attempt by labor activists to make the H-2A program unworkable.
As we have mentioned before, there is no better voice for agriculture than a real farmer. At Tuesday’s hearing we had three farmers from different parts of the state travel to Olympia in inclement weather to tell their individual stories to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee.

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We would like to thank Rosella Mosby, Richard Callahan and Megan Dickey for their persuasive testimony. We truly believe it made all the difference. With their help, and support from the many Farm Bureau members who signed in against the bill on the legislative website, and called and wrote their legislators, this bill has stalled in the House. Your help made all the difference!
Sadly, the battle is not yet over. We believe that the Senate version of this bill, SB 5438, will receive its own public hearing in early February. Don’t let up! Please call your local senator and tell them that this bill is anti-agriculture and overall bad policy.
On a positive note, Gov. Inslee’s rural broadband bill was officially dropped and is scheduled for public hearing on January 30. This piece of legislation would provide funding for broadband access to unserved and underserved communities. The Farm Bureau has identified rural broadband as one of top priorities for this session. We are pleased with the compromise that went into this language as both Republicans, Democrats, the Governor, and public and private businesses all came to the table to create this bill. To read the bill yourself, click here. (HB 1498 and SB 5511)
And one more positive thing to share with you. Bailey Peters, our new public relations staff person, made her debut at the Legislature this week by serving on a panel discussing the importance of funding our state fairs. You can watch her testimony by clicking here. I don’t want to ruin the story, but Bailey claims she was born in a barn (at her county fair), but you’ll have to watch the video to get the whole story.

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WFB Bill Tracking Bill Status & Upcoming Hearings

Upcoming Hearings

Environment & Energy (House) – HHR B, JLOB – 1/28 @ 1:30pm
  • HB 1194 – Public Hearing – Preventing toxic pollution that affects public health or the environment. (Continuation from Public Hearing on 1/24/2019.) (Concerns/Monitoring)
Civil Rights & Judiciary (House) – HHR A, JLOB – 1/29 @ 10:00am
  • HB 1288 – Public Hearing – Concerning department of natural resources’ land acquisitions. (Support/Medium)
  • HB 1315 – Public Hearing – Concerning concealed pistol license training requirements. (Oppose/Medium)
Environment, Energy & Technology (Senate) – SHR 1, JACB – 1/29 @ 10:00am
  • SB 5579 – Public Hearing – Concerning the volatility of crude oil received in the state by rail. (Oppose/Medium)
  • SB 5578 – Public Hearing – Reducing threats to southern resident killer whales by improving the safety of oil transportation. (Oppose/Medium)
Housing, Community Development & Veterans (House) – HHR E, JLOB – 1/29 @ 10:00am
  • HB 1137 – Exec Session – Concerning national guard pay in state active service for wildland fire response duty. (Neutral/Monitoring)
Rural Development, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (House) – HHR B, JLOB – 1/29 @ 10:00am
  • HB 1579 – Public Hearing – Implementing recommendations of the southern resident killer whale task force related to increasing chinook abundance. (If measure is referred to committee.) (Oppose/High)
  • HB 1580 – Public Hearing – Concerning the protection of southern resident orca whales from vessels. (If measure is referred to committee.) (Neutral/Monitoring)
  • HB 1165 – Exec Session – Encouraging low-water landscaping practices as a drought alleviation tool. (Neutral/Monitoring)
Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks (Senate) – SHR 3, JACB – 1/29 @ 1:30pm
  • SB 5136 – Public Hearing – Establishing the water infrastructure program. (Neutral/Monitoring)
  • SB 5349 – Public Hearing – Concerning products identified as milk. (Neutral/Monitoring)
  • SB 5447 – Public Hearing – Extending the dairy milk assessment fee to June 30, 2025. (Support/Medium)
  • SB 5276 – Public Hearing – Authorizing hemp production in conformance with the agriculture improvement act of 2018. (Hearing on the proposed substitute). (Neutral/Monitoring)
Rural Development, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (House) – HHR B, JLOB – 1/30 @ 8:00am
  • HB 1334 – Public Hearing – Concerning electric utility wildland fire prevention. (Neutral/Monitoring)
  • HB 1188 – Exec Session – Concerning rangeland fire protection associations. (Support/Medium)
Innovation, Technology & Economic Development (House) – HHR C, JLOB – 1/30 @ 8:30am
  • HB 1498 – Public Hearing – Expanding affordable, resilient broadband service to enable economic development, public safety, health care, and education in Washington’s communities. (If measure is referred to committee.) (Support/High)
Transportation (Senate) – SHR 1, JACB – 1/30 @ 3:30pm
  • SB 5255 – Public Hearing – Prohibiting road usage charges in rural counties. (Neutral/Monitoring)
Local Government (Senate) – SHR 3, JACB – 1/31 @ 8:00am
  • SB 5453 – Public Hearing – Concerning the administration of irrigation districts. (Support/Medium)
Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks (Senate) – SHR 3, JACB – 1/31 @ 1:30pm
  • SB 5320 – Exec Session – Establishing a nonlethal program within the department of fish and wildlife for the purpose of training dogs. (Support/Medium)
  • SB 5447 – Exec Session – Extending the dairy milk assessment fee to June 30, 2025. (Support/Medium)
  • SB 5330 – Public Hearing – Analyzing state regulatory impact on small forest landowners. (Support/Medium)
  • SB 5305 – Public Hearing – Concerning electric utility wildland fire prevention. (Neutral/Monitoring)
Transportation (House) – HHR B, JLOB – 1/31 @ 3:30pm
  • HB 1160 – Public Hearing – Making transportation appropriations for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium. (Neutral/Low)
Civil Rights & Judiciary (House) – HHR A, JLOB – 2/1 @ 10:00am
  • HB 1319 – Public Hearing – Expanding local government authority to regulate firearms. (Neutral/Monitoring)
Rural Development, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (House) – HHR B, JLOB – 2/1 @ 10:00am
  • HB 1429 – Public Hearing – Extending the dairy milk assessment fee to June 30, 2025. (Support/Medium)
  • HB 1187 – Exec Session – Revising hydraulic project eligibility standards under RCW 77.55.181 for conservation district-sponsored fish habitat enhancement projects. (Neutral/Monitoring)

High Priority Bills

Bill #
Abbrev. Title
Short Description
Status
Sponsor
Position
Gray wolves/lethal removal
Prohibiting the lethal removal of gray wolves.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Appleton
Oppose
Hunting with the aid of dogs
Prohibiting hunting with the aid of dogs for certain purposes.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Appleton
Oppose
HB 1068(SSB 5062)
High capacity magazines
Concerning high capacity magazines.
H Civil R & Judi
Valdez
Oppose
HB 1172(SB 5314)
Capital gains tax/prop. tax
Assisting Washington families by improving the fairness of the state’s tax system by enacting a capital gains tax and providing property tax relief.
H Finance
Santos
Oppose
HB 1398(SB 5438)
H-2A agricultural program
Concerning the H-2A temporary agricultural program.
H Labor & Workpl
Dolan
Oppose
HB 1498(SB 5511)
Broadband service
Expanding affordable, resilient broadband service to enable economic development, public safety, health care, and education in Washington’s communities.
H Inn, Tech & E
Hudgins
Support
DFW dog training, nonlethal
Establishing a department of fish and wildlife directed nonlethal program for the purpose of training dogs.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Blake
Support
Chinook abundance
Implementing recommendations of the southern resident killer whale task force related to increasing chinook abundance.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Fitzgibbon
Oppose
State estate tax, repealing
Repealing the state estate tax.
H Finance
Young
Support
Drought preparedness
Concerning drought preparedness and response.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Blake
Concerns
Cougar control pilot program
Concerning a pilot program for cougar control.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Sheldon
Support
SB 5129(HB 1343)
Revenue
Increasing revenues for the support of state government. Gov’s Cap Gains
S Ways & Means
Rolfes
Oppose
SB 5130(HB 1228)
Fish barrier removal funding
Increased REET and vehicle weight fees
S Transportation
Rolfes
Oppose
SB 5135(HB 1194)
Toxic pollution
Preventing toxic pollution that affects public health or the environment.
S Environment, E
Rolfes
Oppose
Critical area designation
Clarifying what science may be used by cities and counties to designate critical areas.
S Local Governme
Short
Support
SB 5314(HB 1172)
Capital gains tax/prop. tax
Assisting Washington families by improving the fairness of the state’s tax system by enacting a capital gains tax and providing property tax relief.
S Ways & Means
Wellman
Oppose
SB 5340(HB 1286)
Assault weapons ban
Banning the sale of assault weapons and large capacity magazines.
S Law & Justice
Kuderer
Oppose
SB 5438(HB 1398)
H-2A agricultural program
Concerning the H-2A temporary agricultural program.
S Labor & Commer
McCoy
Oppose
Hydraulic projects
Concerning the definition of hydraulic project in relation to the hydraulic project approval permits.
S Ag/Water/Natura
King
Support
SB 5511(HB 1498)
Broadband service
Expanding affordable, resilient broadband service to enable economic development, public safety, health care, and education in Washington’s communities.
S Environment, E
Wellman
Support
Orca whales/habitat & fish
Implementing recommendations of the southern resident killer whale task force related to increasing habitat and forage fish abundance.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Rolfes
Oppose
Elk fencing pilot project
Establishing a pilot project to test elk fencing.
S Ag/Water/Natura
Wagoner
Support

Medium Priority Bills

Bill #
Abbrev. Title
Short Description
Status
Sponsor
Position
Horse slaughter
Concerning the slaughter of horses and other equines for human consumption.
H Public Safety
Appleton
Oppose
HB 1073(SSB 5061)
Undetectable firearms
Addressing undetectable firearms.
H Civil R & Judi
Valdez
Oppose
Rangeland fire associations
Concerning rangeland fire protection associations.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Dent
Support
Domestic violence/law enf.
Establishing policies and requirements regarding law enforcement response to domestic violence incidents to enhance the safety of domestic violence victims, families, and officers.
H Civil R & Judi
Jinkins
Oppose
HB 1283(SB 5277)
Agricultural fair funding
Ensuring the funding of agricultural fairs.
H Approps
Dent
Support
HB 1287(SB 5103)
Natural areas
Regarding establishing natural areas.
H Cap Budget
Griffey
Support
HB 1288(SB 5102)
DNR land acquisitions
Concerning department of natural resources’ land acquisitions.
H Civil R & Judi
MacEwen
Support
HB 1315(SSB 5174)
Concealed pistol training
Concerning concealed pistol license training requirements.
H Civil R & Judi
Lovick
Oppose
HB 1426(SB 5585)
Conservation district coop.
Concerning cooperation between conservation districts.
H Local Govt
Ramos
Support
HB 1429(SB 5447)
Dairy milk assessment fee
Extending the dairy milk assessment fee to June 30, 2025.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Shewmake
Support
Concealed firearm permission
Requiring permission to bring a concealed firearm into another person’s residence or dwelling place.
H Civil R & Judi
Doglio
Oppose
HB 1443(SB 5467)
Tax preferences/mass timber
Extending the tax preferences in RCW 82.04.260(12).
H RDev, Ag&NR
Chapman
Support
Employee scheduling
Concerning employer and employee scheduling.
H Labor & Workpl
Macri
Concerns
HB 1492(SB 5217)
Industrial ins. wage loss
Concerning industrial insurance wage loss.
H Labor & Workpl
Sells
Concerns
HB 1496(SB 5576)
Climate science education
Improving climate science education.
H Education
Dolan
Oppose
HB 1587(SB 5583)
Fruits and vegetables access
Increasing access to fruits and vegetables for individuals with limited incomes.
H H Svcs & Erly
Riccelli
Support
Greenhouse gas/fossil fuels
Incorporating comprehensive measurements of greenhouse gas emissions from certain fossil fuels into state environmental laws.
H Env & Energy
Pollet
Oppose
HB 1611(SB 5626)
Cultivation of shellfish
Ensuring the safe and productive cultivation of shellfish.
H Env & Energy
Blake
Support
State-federal gov agreements
Reporting agreements between state agencies and the federal government.
H State Govt & Tr
Young
Support
SSB 5061 (HB 1073)
Undetectable firearms
Addressing undetectable firearms.
S Rules 2
Dhingra
Oppose
SSB 5062 (HB 1068)
High capacity magazines
Concerning high capacity magazines.
S Rules 2
Kuderer
Oppose
SB 5102(HB 1288)
DNR land acquisitions
Concerning department of natural resources’ land acquisitions.
S Ag/Water/Natura
Sheldon
Support
SB 5103(HB 1287)
Natural areas
Regarding establishing natural areas.
S Ag/Water/Natura
Sheldon
Support
Domestic violence/firearms
Concerning the authorized removal, safe keeping, and return of firearms and ammunition by law enforcement during and after domestic violence incidents.
S Rules 2
Dhingra
Oppose
SSB 5174 (HB 1315)
Concealed pistol training
Concerning concealed pistol license training requirements.
S Rules 2
Palumbo
Oppose
Rural county economic dev.
Concerning the economic development of rural counties.
S Local Governme
Short
Support
Growth mngmt board standing
Concerning standing before the growth management hearings board.
S Local Governme
Short
Support
GMA/agricultural land
Encouraging the success of agriculture on agricultural land.
S Local Governme
Zeiger
Support
DFW dog training, nonlethal
Establishing a nonlethal program within the department of fish and wildlife for the purpose of training dogs.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Takko
Support
SB 5330(HB 1273)
Small forest landowners
Analyzing state regulatory impact on small forest landowners.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Braun
Support
SB 5352(HB 1013)
Walla Walla watershed pilot
Concerning the Walla Walla watershed management pilot program.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Walsh
Support
Owner compensation/wells
Promoting just compensation for certain property owners who are prevented from using permit-exempt wells.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Wagoner
Support
SB 5447(HB 1429)
Dairy milk assessment fee
Extending the dairy milk assessment fee to June 30, 2025.
S Ag/Water/Natura
Van De Wege
Support
Irrigation district admin.
Concerning the administration of irrigation districts.
S Local Governmen
Takko
Support
Environmental justice
Establishing a healthy environment for all by creating a definition of environmental justice, directing agencies to address environmental health disparities, and creating a task force.
S Environment, E
Salda?a
Oppose
Whitetail deer population
Concerning whitetail deer population estimates.
S Ag/Water/Natura
Short
Support
Productive farmland
Retaining productive farmland.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Takko
Support
Fish habitat projects
Revising hydraulic project eligibility standards under RCW 77.55.181 for conservation district-sponsored fish habitat enhancement projects.
S Ag/Water/Natura
Honeyford
Support
SB 5578(HB 1578)
Oil transportation safety
Reducing threats to southern resident killer whales by improving the safety of oil transportation.
S Environment, E
Van De Wege
Oppose
Crude oil volatility/rail
Concerning the volatility of crude oil received in the state by rail.
S Environment, E
Billig
Oppose
SB 5583(HB 1587)
Fruits and vegetables access
Increasing access to fruits and vegetables for individuals with limited incomes.
S Human Svcs, Re
Wilson
Support
SB 5585(HB 1426)
Conservation district coop.
Concerning cooperation between conservation districts.
S Local Governmen
Takko
Support
Local taxes/employment
Prohibiting local taxes based on employee wages, employee hours, or the number of employment positions.
S Local Governmen
Schoesler
Support
Aerial pesticide application
Creating a work group on aerial pesticide applications in forestlands.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Rolfes
Oppose
B&O manufacturing tax rate
Lowering the ceiling of the business and occupation manufacturing tax rate to 0.2904 percent.
S Ways & Means
Ericksen
Support
SB 5626(HB 1611)
Cultivation of shellfish
Ensuring the safe and productive cultivation of shellfish.
S Ag/Water/Natura
Takko
Support

Low Priority Bills

Bill #
Abbrev. Title
Short Description
Status
Sponsor
Position
HB 1160(SB 5214)
Transportation budget 19-21
Making transportation appropriations for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium.
H Trans
Fey
Neutral
New state in E. Washington
Petitioning for the creation of a new state in eastern Washington.
H State Govt & Tr
Shea
Neutral
SB 5577(HB 1580)
Orca whales/vessels
Concerning the protection of southern resident orca whales from vessels.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Rolfes
Neutral

Monitoring Bills

Bill #
Abbrev. Title
Short Description
Status
Sponsor
Position
HB 1013(SB 5352)
Walla Walla watershed pilot
Concerning the Walla Walla watershed management pilot program.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Jenkin
Neutral
Environmental impact process
Concerning processes and criteria for the consideration of environmental impacts under certain environmental laws.
H Env & Energy
Walsh
Neutral
Agency rule-making authority
Concerning agency rule-making authority.
H State Govt & T
Walsh
Neutral
Commercial fishing access
Expanding access to commercial fishing opportunities.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Blake
Neutral
HB 1108(SB 5154)
Supp. operating budget 17-19
Making 2017-2019 biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.
H Approps
Ormsby
Neutral
HB 1109(SB 5153)
Operating budget 2019-2021
Making 2019-2021 biennium operating appropriations.
H Approps
Ormsby
Neutral
HB 1137(SB 5196)
Nat guard pay/wildland fires
Concerning national guard pay in state active service for wildland fire response duty.
H Hous, Com Dev
Leavitt
Neutral
Chehalis basin financing
Concerning the financing of Chehalis basin flood damage reduction and habitat restoration projects.
H Cap Budget
DeBolt
Neutral
HB 1161(SB 5213)
Supp. transportation budget
Making 2017-2019 supplemental transportation appropriations.
H Trans
Fey
Neutral
Low-water landscaping
Encouraging low-water landscaping practices as a drought alleviation tool.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Orwall
Neutral
Fish habitat projects
Revising hydraulic project eligibility standards under RCW 77.55.181 for conservation district-sponsored fish habitat enhancement projects.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Dent
Neutral
HB 1194(SB 5135)
Toxic pollution
Preventing toxic pollution that affects public health or the environment.
H Env & Energy
Doglio
Concerns
HB 1205(SB 5323)
Plastic bags
Reducing pollution from plastic bags by establishing minimum state standards for the use of bags at retail establishments.
H Env & Energy
Peterson
Oppose
Growth mgmt/sup court review
Granting local governments the authority to make challenges related to growth management planning subject to direct review in superior court.
H Env & Energy
Shea
Neutral
Growth mgmt act, repeal of
Repealing growth management planning requirements in chapter 36.70A RCW.
H Env & Energy
Shea
Neutral
Firearm open carry/local gov
Expanding local government authority to regulate firearms.
H Civil R & Judi
Wylie
Neutral
HB 1334(SB 5305)
Electric util wildland fires
Concerning electric utility wildland fire prevention.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Blake
Neutral
Hemp production
Concerning hemp production.
H Commerce & Gam
Shea
Neutral
Streambed impacts study
Concerning a comprehensive study of human-caused impacts to streambeds.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Blake
Neutral
HB 1464(SB 5508)
Concealed pistol licenses
Clarifying background check requirements for an application for a concealed pistol license.
H Civil R & Judi
Goodman
Neutral
Pistol sales or transfers
Concerning requirements for pistol sales or transfers.
H Civil R & Judi
Goodman
Neutral
New state/Eastern WA
Establishing the new state of Liberty.
H State Govt & Tr
Shea
Neutral
Cell-cultured meat products
Restricting cell-cultured meat products.
H Inn, Tech & Ec
Shea
Oppose
HB 1530(SB 5434)
Weapons in certain locations
Restricting possession of weapons in certain locations.
H Civil R & Judi
Davis
Neutral
HB 1578(SB 5578)
Oil transportation safety
Reducing threats to southern resident killer whales by improving the safety of oil transportation.
H Env & Energy
Lekanoff
Support
HB 1580(SB 5577)
Orca whales/vessels
Concerning the protection of southern resident orca whales from vessels.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Blake
Neutral
HB 1583(SB 5519)
Mosquito control districts
Concerning mosquito control districts.
H Local Govt
Kraft
Neutral
Wolf population expansion
Ensuring that all Washingtonians share in the benefits of an expanding wolf population.
H RDev, Ag&NR
Kretz
Neutral
Concealed pistol lic holders
Establishing an exemption from background check requirements for firearms sales or transfers between concealed pistol license holders.
H Civil R & Judi
Sutherland
Neutral
Protected lands/fire levies
Concerning protected lands not being assessed local fire district levies.
S Rules 2
Rolfes
Neutral
Animal control/firearms
Allowing animal control officers to carry firearms for personal protection.
S Law & Justice
Van De Wege
Neutral
SB 5019(HB 1170)
Fire service mobilization
Modifying the expiration date of certain state fire service mobilization laws.
S State Govt/Tri
Takko
Neutral
SB 5035(HB 1072)
Prevailing wage laws
Enhancing the prevailing wage laws to ensure contractor and owner accountability and worker protection.
S Labor & Commer
Salda?a
Concerns
Broadband internet access
Providing access to broadband internet services.
S Environment, E
McCoy
Neutral
SB 5134(HB 1102)
Capital budget 2019-2021
Concerning the capital budget.
S Ways & Means
Frockt
Neutral
Water infrastructure program
Establishing the water infrastructure program.
S Ag/Water/Natura
Honeyford
Neutral
SB 5153(HB 1109)
Operating budget 2019-2021
Making 2019-2021 biennium operating appropriations.
S Ways & Means
Rolfes
Oppose
SB 5154(HB 1108)
Supp. operating budget 17-19
Making 2017-2019 biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.
S Ways & Means
Rolfes
Neutral
SB 5213(HB 1161)
Supp. transportation budget
Making 2017-2019 supplemental transportation appropriations.
S Transportation
Hobbs
Neutral
SB 5214(HB 1160)
Transportation budget 19-21
Making transportation appropriations for the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium.
S Transportation
Hobbs
Neutral
SB 5217(HB 1492)
Industrial ins. wage loss
Concerning industrial insurance wage loss.
S Labor & Commerc
Keiser
Neutral
Road usage charges/rural
Prohibiting road usage charges in rural counties.
S Transportation
Sheldon
Neutral
Hemp production
Authorizing hemp production in conformance with the agriculture improvement act of 2018.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Ericksen
Neutral
SB 5277(HB 1283)
Agricultural fair funding
Ensuring the funding of agricultural fairs.
S Ways & Means
Warnick
Neutral
SB 5293(HB 1257)
Energy efficiency
Concerning energy efficiency.
S Environment, E
Carlyle
Neutral
SB 5305(HB 1334)
Electric util wildland fires
Concerning electric utility wildland fire prevention.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Van De Wege
Neutral
Electric utilities/climate
Concerning claims about climate change made by electric utilities.
S Environment, En
Ericksen
Neutral
Products identified as milk
Concerning products identified as milk.
S Ag/Water/Natura
Ericksen
Neutral
Rest and meal periods
Concerning rest and meal periods.
S Labor & Commer
Conway
Neutral
Fish habitat projects
Expanding the definition of fish habitat enhancement projects.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Rolfes
Support
SB 5426(SHB 1112)
Hydrofluorocarbon emissions
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from hydrofluorocarbons.
S Environment, E
Mullet
Neutral
Immigrants in the workplace
Establishing a statewide policy supporting Washington state’s economy and immigrants’ role in the workplace.
S Law & Justice
Wellman
Neutral
SB 5519(HB 1583)
Mosquito control districts
Concerning mosquito control districts.
S Local Governmen
Cleveland
Neutral
GMA/agency obligations
Concerning agency obligations.
S Local Governme
Short
Neutral
Family & med. leave/coverage
Concerning family and medical leave program coverage.
S Labor & Commer
Braun
Neutral
Projects of statewide signif
Concerning the designation and support of projects of statewide significance.
S State Govt/Tri
Braun
Neutral
SB 5547(HB 1546)
Marbled murrelet strategy
Concerning the proposed department of natural resources’ marbled murrelet long-term conservation strategy.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Van De Wege
Neutral
Pesticide application safety
Implementing the recommendations of the pesticide application safety work group.
S Labor & Commer
Salda?a
Neutral
Native pollinators
Concerning the protection of native pollinators, including bees.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Liias
Neutral
SB 5561(HB 1549)
Greenhouse emissions eval.
Directing the department of ecology to adopt a rule governing the evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions under chapter 43.21C RCW.
S Environment, E
Takko
Neutral
SB 5576(HB 1496)
Climate science education
Improving climate science education.
S EL/K-12
Wilson
Neutral
SB 5675(HB 1622)
Drought preparedness
Concerning drought preparedness and response.
Takko
Concerns
SJM 8005(HJM 4000)
Biochar
Supporting the continued research, development, production, and application of biochar from our forests and agricultural lands.
S Ag/Water/Natur
Short
Neutral