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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Below is a list of selected public hearings taking place next week in the committees of the House of Representatives. Please understand that I am not advocating “for” or “against” any of these bills in this e-mail update. This is strictly to make you aware of what is happening in Olympia and give you the opportunity to possibly testify or offer comment on some of these bills that could impact you. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Have a great weekend!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

  •  Criminalizing Employers Hiring Independent Contractors – Public Hearing on HB 1440 – Finance, HHR A @ 1:30PM
  •  Addressing the HOT Lanes on SR 167 – Public Hearing on HB 1801 – Transportation, HHR B @ 3:30PM

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

  •  Awarding Credit for Military Training – Public Hearing on HB 1858 – Higher Education, HHR A @ 8:00AM
  •  Providing Financial Aid for Illegal Immigrants – Public Hearing on HB 1817 – Higher Education, HHR A @ 8:00AM
  •  Improving Business Climate/Rules Review Public Hearing on HB 1591 – Government Operations and Elections, HHR E @ 8:00AM
  •  Small Consumer Installment Loans (Payday Loans) – Public Hearing HB 1657 & 1658 – Business and Financial Services, HHR B @ 8:00AM
  •  Unionizing Drayage Truck Operators for the Port of Seattle – Public Hearing HB 1719 – Labor and Workforce Development, HHR D @ 10:00AM
  •  Promoting Economic Development Through Business & Government Streamlining Projects Public Hearing on HB 1818 – Technology and Economic Development, HHR C @ 10:00AM
  •  State Universal Communications Public Hearing on HB 1857 – Technology and Economic Development, HHR C @ 10:00AM
  •  Park Closures/Transfers to Local Governments Public Hearing on HB 1704 – Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs, HHR E @ 10:00AM
  •  Veterans' Homes Public Hearing on HB 1782 – Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs, HHR E @ 10:00AM
  •  Veterans' Assistance Programs Public Hearing on HB 1806 – Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs, HHR E @ 10:00AM
  •  Local Government Fiscal Condition Commission Public Hearing HB 1828 – Local Government, HHR D @ 1:30PM
  •  Concerning the Educational Opportunity Gap – Public Hearing on HB 1680 – Education, HHR A @ 1:30PM
  •  Phasing in 24 Credit Graduation Requirement – Public Hearing on HB 1692 – Education, HHR A @ 1:30PM
  •  Internet Gambling Penalties Public Hearing on HB 1824 – Government Accountability and Oversight, HHR E @ 1:30PM
  •  Sunset Review Process Public Hearing on HB 1860 – Government Accountability and Oversight, HHR E @ 1:30PM

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

  • Increasing Penalties on Employers Under WISHA – Public Hearing on HB 1891 – Labor and Workforce Development, HHR D @ 8:00AM
  • State Need Grant for Independent Colleges – Public Hearing on HB 1878 – Higher Education, HHR A @ 1:30PM
  • Evaluating Colleges Participating in Financial Aid Programs – Public Hearing on HB 1843 – Higher Education, HHR A @ 1:30PM
  • Vacating Misdemeanor Marijuana Offenses – Public Hearing on HB 1661 – Public Safety, HHR D @ 1:30PM
  • Enforcement of Proof of Insurance Requirements Public Hearing on HB 1803 – Transportation, HHR B @ 3:30PM
  • Governor STEM Initiative – Public Hearing on HB 1872 – Education, HHR A @ 5:30PM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

  • Creating a Searchable Database of Capital Projects Public Hearing on HB 1733– Government Operations and Elections, HHR E @ 10:00AM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

  • Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan – Work Session & Public Hearing on HB 1414 – Capital Budget, HHR B @ 8:00AM

 

Sincerely,


Brad Klippert

State Representative Brad Klippert, 8th Legislative District
RepresentativeBradKlippert.com
122A Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
brad.klippert@leg.wa.gov
360-786-7882 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000