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This is the first document of many to come this year to keep you abreast of issues to monitor. REMEMBER to reach out to your legislative representatives when a request is received. Remember voices DO matter.
Check back regularly, and watch for updates from Lobbyists - Chester Baldwin and Mark Gjurasic.
March 2022 - Update from our Lobbyists!
March 5, 2022 - our lobbyists submitted this report to our members:
Today, Saturday, March 5 is the 55th day of the 2022 legislative session. Yesterday, Friday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m. was the last major cutoff of bills to pass the Opposite House before Sine Die and the last day to consider opposite house bills. The only exceptions are initiatives and alternatives to initiatives, budgets and matters necessary to implement budgets, differences between the houses, and matters incident to the interim and closing of the session.
This is the final stretch of this session with the Sine Die (end of session) occurring this Thursday, March 10th.
WA-SSA Current Alive Top Tier Bill List – After Opposite House Fiscal Cutoff
1. SB 5862 – Commercial Energy Program – C-PACER Fix – SUPPORT (C)
2. SB 5818 – Promoting Housing Construction by Limiting SEPA & GMA Appeals – SUPPORT (A)
3. SB 5463/SJR 8206 – Homestead Property Tax Exemption – SUPPORT
4. HB 1770 – Energy Codes – Banning Natural Gas via SBCC – OPPOSE (A)
5. SB 5722 – Performance Standards for Buildings (Under 50,000 feet) – NEUTRAL (C)
Additional information about these bills, their sponsors, their current status, and more in the attached file.
(C) = Commercial; (R) = Residential; (M) = Manufactured Housing; (A) = All
2021 Legislative Priorities
In the fall of 2021, our lobbyists shared with us the "Legislative Priorities".
2021-2022 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES - FALL 2022
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Member Rosters & Information for 2019-2020. NOTE: a new roster list will be updated soon. With elections just completed in early November combined with a few tight races, there are still results to be determined.
Web sites for Legislative Agendas, Schedules, and Calendars:
The ‘Overview of the Legislative Process,’ is at the following web site:
Naturally, with COVID19, attending in person events is very limited if at all possible, BUT for the future, this site may be of interest for Coming to the Legislature:
which includes How a Bill Becomes a Law, How to Read a Bill, and How to Testify in Committee.