Legisletter – Week 8 – March 6, 2020

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Friday, March 6th marked the final major cutoff deadline. As promised, we are coming to you today with the most up-to-date “dead & alive” list. We have been tracking hundreds of bills throughout the last few weeks.

As we approach the end of the 2020 legislative session, here is a quick snapshot of bills that we consider good bills and bad bills as of today:
BAD BILLS that are technically dead: 
BAD BILLS that are still ALIVE:

 

GOOD BILLS that are technically dead:
  • 2SHB 1733 – Productive farmland
  • EHB 1894 – Wildland fire advisory comm.
  • SHB 2498 – DNR lease termination
  • HB 2503 – Fish passage barrier removal
  • SHB 2541 – Rural development
  • HB 2559 – WDFW/payments in lieu of tax
  • HB 2585 – L&I penalty discretion
  • SHB 2696 – Meat and poultry misbranding
  • SHB 2712 – Beef country of origin
  • HB 2767 – Rec. target shooting areas
  • HB 2866 – Transfer of water rights
  • SHB 2906 – Gray wolf radio collars
  • SB 6315 – Ecology policy enforcement
  • ESSB 6324 – District financial reporting
  • SSB 6329 – Meat and poultry misbranding
  • SB 6345 – Water infrastructure program
  • SB 6352 – Alt. energy facilities
  • SB 6365 – WDFW/payments in lieu of tax
  • SB 6463 – Comp. plans/environment
  • SB 6498 – Riparian easement carbon value
  • SB 6541 – Rec. target shooting areas
  • SB 6544 – GMA/agricultural land
  • SSB 6545 – Voluntary stewardship program

 

GOOD BILLS that are ALIVE:
  • ESHB 1622 – Drought preparedness
  • HB 1983 – Natural resource management
  • SHB 2714 – Valuing the carbon in forest riparian easements.
  • EHB 2811 – Environmental education
  • EHB 2819 – Pumped storage projects
  • 2SSB 5947 – Sustainable farms and fields
  • ESSB 6012 – Renewable energy incentives
  • SSB 6306 – Soil health initiative
  • 2SSB 6309 – WIC fruit & veg. benefit
  • 2SSB 6382 – Meat and poultry processing
  • ESB 6421 – Farm internship program

 

BAD BILLS that are now NEUTRAL BILLS that are still alive:

WFB Bill Tracking Bill Status Report

Support

 

Bill # Abbrev. Title Short Description Status Sponsor Priority
ESHB 1622 (SB 5675) Drought preparedness Concerning drought preparedness and response. H Passed FP Blake Medium
EHB 2811 (SB 6124) Environmental education Establishing a statewide environmental sustainability education program. S Passed 3rd Johnson Medium
EHB 2819 (SSB 6578) Pumped storage projects Designating pumped storage projects located in a county bordering the Columbia river utilizing statutorily authorized water rights to be projects of statewide significance. S Passed 3rd Mosbrucker Medium
2SSB 5947 (HB 2095) Sustainable farms and fields Establishing the sustainable farms and fields grant program. H Passed 3rd McCoy Medium
SSB 6306 Soil health initiative Creating the Washington soil health initiative. H Passed 3rd Liias High

Oppose

 

Bill # Abbrev. Title Short Description Status Sponsor Priority
HB 1841 (SB 5877) Crew size on certain trains Establishing minimum crew size on certain trains. S Passed 3rd Riccelli High
ESSB 5434 (HB 1530) Weapons in certain locations Restricting possession of weapons in certain locations. S Passed FP Wilson Medium
SSB 6628 Greenhouse gas/fossil fuels Concerning emissions of greenhouse gases. S Rules 2 Carlyle High

Neutral

 

Bill # Abbrev. Title Short Description Status Sponsor Priority
ESSB 6168 (SHB 2325) Operating budget, supplement Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium supplemental operating appropriations. S Conf appt Rolfes High
ESSB 6248 (SHB 2324) Capital budget, supplemental Concerning the capital budget. H 2nd Reading Frockt High
ESSB 6261 Farm labor Farm labor contractor system H Speaker signed McCoy High
ESSB 6440 (HB 2689) Workers’ comp medical exam Concerning industrial insurance medical examinations. S Passed FP Stanford High
E2SSB 6518 Pesticide, chlorpyrifos Reducing prenatal exposure and harm to children by limiting environmental exposure to certain pesticides. H Passed 3rd Rolfes High