Bill Tracking 2015
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2015 Priority Bill TrackingBills still in play in bold. Wins have green highlight.
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Now that the legislature is going into special session, almost all bills are theoretically in play. As a practical matter, there are only a few that will be revived.
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Click on the special session tab below for an analysis
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PriorityBill #Bill NamePolicy CommitteeActionAppropriations or Ways & MeansRulesWhat you can do
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Governor's carbon pricingHB 1314Carbon Pollution Accoutability ActHouse EnvironmentPassed 2/10Sent to Appropriations on 2/12. HEARING 3/12, 3:30 PMIs still alive but will take a lot of lobbying to include it in the budget.
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SB 5283Carbon Pollution Accoutability ActSenate Energy, Environment and TelecommunicationsNo hearingrejected by the Senate but could still be a part of budget negotiation
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SB 5735Incentives for carbon reductionsenate Energy, Environment and Telecommunicationspassed 2/18Passed, now on floorPassed Senate but not the House policy committee. We opposed so this is a win.
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Fossil Fuel TransportHB 1449Oil Transport SafetyHouse Environmentpassed 2/17Passed Finance on 2/25passed House
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ESHB 1449Oil Transport SafetySenate Energy Environment, TelecommunicationsPassed Energy, Environment, Telecommunication. Now in Ways and Means. Still in play.
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SB 5087Oil Transport SafetySenate Energy, Environment and TelecommunicationsNo hearing, committee passed weaker bill sponsored by committee chairDead in the Senate. The House version is still alive.
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SJM 8010Memorial urging President to support the Keystone XL PipelineSenate Energy, Environment and TelecommunicationsSet for vote 1:30 2/19/ There was no voteNow moot. President vetoed the Keystone XL billWe opposed. Another win
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Increasing the minimum wageHB 1355Increasing minimum wage to $12House LaborPassed 1/29PASSED Appropriations 2/19Referred 2/20Passed House 3/3
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HB1355Increasing minimum wage to $12Senate Commerce and LaborFailed in Senate Laborr Committee
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HB 1354Employee retaliationHouse LaborPassed 1/29PASSED Appropriations 2/19Failed in Senate Laborr Committee
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HB 1356Sick & safe leaveHouse LaborPassed 1/29PASSED Appropriations 2/19Failed in Senate Laborr Committee
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HB 1356Sick & Safe LeaveSenate Commerce and Labor
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SB 6029Called "establishing a living wage" it actually would abolish Seattle's minimum wage.Senate Commerce and Labor 2/18DeadFailed. A win for us
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Increasing revenue using more equitable meansHB 1484Capital Gains TaxNot sent to policy committeeReferred to FinanceA part of the House budget
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SB 5699Capital Gains TaxNot sent to policy committeeNo action yetmajor bone of contention. contact Senate leadership to support.
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Family Unity ActHB 1716Addressing State & Local immigration detainersHouse Public SafetyPassed by a 7-6 party line voteReferred to General Government and Info Tech. Hearing at 9 am 2/23To Rules 2/23Did not get a floor vote. Dead for this year.
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Eliminate the death penaltyHB 1739House JudiciaryBill was withdrawn from vote.Thank prime sponsor, Rep Carlyle
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Additional bills added at the 2/28 Budget Conference in line with guidelines from 2014 Legislative Conference (all still in play)
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PriorityBill #Bill NamePolicy CommitteeActionAppropriations or Ways & MeansRulesWhat you can do
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Fully fund K-12 basic education and address the opportunity gapsHB 1783 - passed HouseExpanding dual language and bilingal instruction (est. $4M)Senate Early Learning and K-12 EducationNot passed by Senate but part of the House budget
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SB 5063prioritizing new revenue for eduction (Education by Starvation)Sent for second reading but then X'dOPPPOSE
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HB 1295Breakfast after the BellPassed House 3/4Never acted on in the Senate but part of House budget
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SB 5437Breakfast after the BellHB 1295 sent to Senate Early Learning and K-12 EducationPull to floor
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DemocracyHB 1745Voting Rights Actpassed House in Senate Rules
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Oppose cuts and restore previous cuts in social safety netOppose cuts to medical safety net
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Oppose cuts to Family planning programs
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Oppose cuts to Programs for low income elderly and differently abled.
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HB1647Improve access to reproductive health careNeeds to be pulled to floor
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Decrease to local incomeHB 1390Concerning Legal Financial Obligations (prevents courts from assessing court fees for indigent people)4/6 Hearing in Ways and Means. Contact the committee to support.
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Reg Session 2015
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