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Senate resurrects, passes Wilson bill targeting vehicle-license fraud OLYMPIA…Sen. Lynda Wilson’s perseverance paid off today when the state Senate revived her measure to address the unlawful out-of-state licensing of vehicles by Washington residents, then unanimously approved the bill – with less than four days left in the Legislature’s regular session. “I never gave up on this legislation because... Read More...
In The News: Hunter pink now an option (The Columbian, Vancouver) On April 10, the state House of Representatives passed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill (ESSB) 5148, a bill expanding orange clothing requirements for hunters to include fluorescent pink. The state Senate had already passed the bill on Feb. 20, and Governor Jay Inslee has signed it. “Because fluorescent pink doesn’t blend... Read More...
Wilson bill to let hunters wear fluorescent pink headed to governor OLYMPIA… Hunters in Washington are one step away from being able to wear fluorescent or “blaze” pink clothing as their required high-visibility clothing, in addition to fluorescent orange attire. Sen. Lynda Wilson’s Senate Bill 5148 was delivered to the governor’s office today, following its unanimous passage Thursday by the House... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Overtime and taxes Hello, Friends and Neighbors! When one political party controls both houses of the Legislature, a legislative session should end on schedule. That’s because partisan disagreements can’t get in the way and force what is formally known as an “extraordinary” session. Yet in 2010 and 2011, one party had majorities in... Read More...
E-Newsletter: Taxapalooza! Hello, Friends and Neighbors! We have just concluded the 11th week of the 2019 legislative session. The Senate’s policy committees have a few more days to consider legislation sent to us by the House of Representatives, and I’m happy to see that some of my bills are making headway in... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Why all the tax proposals? Hello, Friends and Neighbors! As of yesterday, the 105-day legislative session had crossed the halfway mark. We’re at the point where the Senate is choosing which of its bills to send over to the House of Representatives, and vice versa. We do that through what are called “floor votes,” which... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Survey says… Hello, Friends and Neighbors! Of the nine bills I’ve introduced this year, seven were still alive when the first deadline of the 2019 session arrived with the close of business today. Those include two already passed unanimously by the full Senate. I’m hoping to see votes on the remaining five... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: An uprising at the Capitol Hello, Friends and Neighbors! Today is Day 26 at the Capitol, meaning we are one-fourth of the way through our 105-day session. We’re also two weeks from the first deadline of the session, which is the “cutoff” for Senate policy committees to take action on Senate bills. It’s been a... Read More...