Legisletter – Week 2 – Jan. 24, 2020

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WFB Bill Tracking Bill Status Report

 

High Priority Bills

 

Bill # Abbrev. Title Short Description Status Sponsor Position
HB 2311 (SB 6272) Greenhouse gas emissions Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science. H Env & Energy Slatter Oppose
HB 2498 DNR lease termination Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default. H RDev, Ag&NR Corry Support
HB 2549 Salmon recovery efforts/GMA Integrating salmon recovery efforts with growth management. H Env & Energy Lekanoff Oppose
HB 2550 Net ecological gain Establishing net ecological gain as a policy for application across identified land use, development, and environmental laws. H Env & Energy Lekanoff Oppose
HB 2559 (SB 6365) WDFW/payments in lieu of tax Concerning payments in lieu of real property taxes by the department of fish and wildlife. H RDev, Ag&NR Springer Support
HB 2609 (SB 6335) Climate change/GMA Addressing climate change through growth management. H Env & Energy Duerr Oppose
HB 2689 (SB 6440) Workers’ comp medical exam Concerning industrial insurance medical examinations. H Labor & Workpl Mead Oppose
SB 5412 (E2SHB 1110) Greenhouse gas/transp. fuels Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels. S Environment, E Saldana Oppose
SSB 5717 Employee scheduling Concerning employer and employee scheduling. S Labor & Commerc Saldana Oppose
SB 6260 Water resources/tribes Concerning tribal traditional and cultural interests in water resources. S Ag/Water/Natur McCoy Oppose
SB 6261 Farm labor contractor system Strengthening the farm labor contractor system by removing an exemption for nonprofits, prohibiting retaliation and the use of farm labor contractors in certain circumstances, and establishing liability for related violations. S Labor & Commer McCoy Oppose
SB 6272 (HB 2311) Greenhouse gas emissions Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science. S Environment, E Das Oppose
SB 6306 Soil health initiative Creating the Washington soil health initiative. S Ag/Water/Natur Liias Support
SB 6315 Ecology policy enforcement Concerning enforcement of the policies of the department of ecology. S Environment, E Holy Support
SB 6329 (HB 2696) Meat and poultry misbranding Concerning the misbranding of meat and poultry products. S Ag/Water/Natur Warnick Support
SB 6335 (HB 2609) Climate change/GMA Addressing climate change through growth management. S Local Governme Salomon Oppose
SB 6345 Water infrastructure program Establishing the water infrastructure program. S Ag/Water/Natura Honeyford Support
SB 6347 Pistol license expiration Extending the expiration date for a concealed pistol license. S Law & Justice Wagoner Support
SB 6352 Alt. energy facilities Eliminating expedited processing of alternative energy resource facilities before the energy facility site evaluation council. S Environment, E Warnick Support
SB 6365 (HB 2559) WDFW/payments in lieu of tax Concerning payments in lieu of real property taxes by the department of fish and wildlife. S Ways & Means Warnick Support
SB 6440 (HB 2689) Workers’ comp medical exam Concerning industrial insurance medical examinations. S Labor & Commer Stanford Oppose
SB 6453 (HB 2427) Climate change/GMA Tackling climate change as a goal of the growth management act. S Local Governme Saldana Oppose
SB 6454 Salmon habitat planning Concerning local salmon habitat recovery planning in critical areas. S Local Governmen Saldana Oppose
SB 6518 Pesticide, chlorpyrifos Reducing prenatal exposure and harm to children by limiting environmental exposure to certain pesticides. S Ag/Water/Natur Rolfes Oppose
SB 6519 Archaeological sites Requiring protection of archaeological and cultural sites by state agencies, local governments, and all recipients of state revenue. S State Govt/Tri McCoy Oppose

 

Upcoming Events

 

Environment & Energy (House) – HHR B, JLOB – 1/27 @ 1:30pm

  • HB 2549 – Public Hearing – Integrating salmon recovery efforts with growth management. (Oppose/High)

 

Labor & Commerce (Senate) – SHR 1, JACB – 1/28 @ 8:00am

  • SB 6440 – Public Hearing – Concerning industrial insurance medical examinations. (Oppose/High)

 

Environment, Energy & Technology (Senate) – SHR 1, JACB – 1/28 @ 10:00am

  • SB 6315 – Public Hearing – Concerning enforcement of the policies of the department of ecology. (Support/High)

 

Environment & Energy (House) – HHR B, JLOB – 1/28 @ 3:30pm

  • HB 2550 – Public Hearing – Establishing net ecological gain as a policy for application across identified land use, development, and environmental laws. (Oppose/High)
  • HB 2609 – Public Hearing – Addressing climate change through growth management. (Oppose/High)

 

Rural Development, Agriculture, & Natural Resources (House) – HHR B, JLOB – 1/29 @ 8:00am

  • HB 2498 – Exec Session – Providing compensation to department of natural resources lessees whose leases are terminated for reasons other than default. (Support/High)
  • HB 2559 – Exec Session – Concerning payments in lieu of real property taxes by the department of fish and wildlife. (Support/High)

 

State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections (Senate) – SHR 2, JACB – 1/29 @ 8:00am

  • SB 6519 – Public Hearing – Requiring protection of archaeological and cultural sites by state agencies, local governments, and all recipients of state revenue. (Oppose/High)

 

Labor & Commerce (Senate) – SHR 1, JACB – 1/30 @ 8:00am

  • SSB 5717 – Public Hearing – Concerning employer and employee scheduling. (Hearing is on the Proposed Substitute.) (Oppose/High)

 

Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks (Senate) – SHR 3, JACB – 1/30 @ 1:30pm

  • SB 6329 – Exec Session – Concerning the misbranding of meat and poultry products. (Support/High)
  • SB 6518 – Public Hearing – Reducing prenatal exposure and harm to children by limiting environmental exposure to certain pesticides (anti chlorpyrifos bill). (Oppose/High)

 

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