Februrary 27, 2022 Vol. 54, Issue 8
Lunell Haught, President
Joan Lawson, Advocacy Portfolio Director
Susan Fleming, Lobby Team Portfolio Director
Click on the links below to learn more about bills currently being reviewed in the state legislature. You can “take action” on these most pressing bills by sending a suggested, editable email to legislators, encouraging them to vote to promote the League issue in question.
Pass Better Ballot Disclosure!
HB 1876 “Public Investment Impact Disclosure” needs your action. This bill would require a description of the investments that will be affected if a ballot initiative or referendum is adopted. Better information will help voters make more informed decisions that impact themselves, their families, and their communities.
The Legislative Cutoff Calendar Rules the Week
The session has just 2 weeks to go. The Cutoff Calendar you have heard so much about will end the viability of many remaining bills this week, so please respond today to sign-in opportunities, requests to message your legislators, and action alerts (above). Check the Week’s Updates links below for opportunities in each issue topic.
February 28 is the last day to pass bills out of the fiscal committees (Ways & Means, Finance, Appropriations). An exception the legislature often makes is for bills necessary to implement the budget (NTIB), so in some cases committees continue to consider those bills. Also, just because bills pass all the policy and fiscal committees does not imply they will appear on the calendar for a floor vote, or that a floor vote will occur for them.
The next cutoff is March 4 when bills must have passed both chambers to be eligible for the governor’s signature (and possible veto). The budget, transportation package, and budget related matters are usually the last through the gates due to complexity and final negotiation between the chambers. The Senate capital budget, SHB 1781, has passed the Senate.
Our Current Actions page may help you pick out which bills are particularly important to you.
LWVWA Legislative Issues From the 2022 Washington State Legislative Session
Click on an issue to learn more about session results on bills the League supported and “This Week’s Updates” to read the issue chair’s report on this past week.
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- No events this week.
Other Ways to Follow the State Legislature
- Washington State Legislature website, leg.wa.gov.
- Washington State’s public affairs TV network, TVW.org.
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