Legislative Alert for March 1, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session started on Monday, January 13, 2020 and is scheduled to end on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  As this is a short session, bills are moving rapidly through the session.  Tomorrow, March 2, 2020 is the last day for bills in the opposite house to pass out of the House fiscal committees and Senate Ways & Means … Read More

Legislative Alert for February 23, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session started on Monday, January 13, 2020 and is scheduled to end on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  As this is a short session, bills are moving rapidly through the session.  This Friday, February 28, 2020 is the last date for bills in the opposite houses from their origin to pass out of committee except for those in … Read More

Legislative Alert for February 16, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session started on Monday, January 13, 2020 and is scheduled to end on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  As this is a short session, bills are moving rapidly through the session.  February 19, 2020 is the last day of the session for bills to pass out of their house of origin or they are dead. February 28, 2020 … Read More

Legislative Alert for February 9, 2020

The 2020 Legislative Session started on Monday, January 13, 2020 and is scheduled to end on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  As this is a short session, bills will be moving rapidly through the session.  This past Friday, February 7, 2020 was the first cutoff date.  This was the last date that bills must have passed out of committee except for … Read More

1st Legislative District Democratic Party

Legislative Alert for February 2, 2020 The 2020 Legislative Session started on Monday, January 13, 2020 and is scheduled to end on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  As this is a short session, bills will be moving rapidly through the session.  This Friday, February 7, 2020 is the first cutoff date.  This is the last date that bills must pass out … Read More

1st Legislative District Democratic Party

Legislative Alert for January 26, 2020 The 2020 Legislative Session started on Monday, January 13, 2020 and is scheduled to end on Thursday, March 12, 2020.  As this is a short session, bills will be moving rapidly through the session.  February 7, 2020 is the first cutoff date.  This is the last date that bills must pass out of committee … Read More

1st Legislative District Democrats – Legislative Alert for April 21, 2019

We are rapidly approaching the end of the legislative session.  We have one week before the session closes.  The session ends on April 28, 2019.  The only items that can be considered this week in the legislature are initiatives, alternatives to initiatives, budgets and matters necessary to implement budgets, matters that affect state revenue, messages pertaining to amendments, differences between … Read More

1st Legislative District – Legislative Alert for April 14, 2019

We are rapidly approaching the end of the legislative session.  We have two weeks before the session closes on April 28. Bills are moving quickly in Olympia: Wednesday, April 17 marks the last day in session that bills which are not directly needed to help implement the budget can be considered in the opposite chamber.  This means all currently viable … Read More

1st Legislative District Democrats – Legislative Alert for April 8, 2019

We are rapidly approaching the end of the legislative session.  We have less than one month before the session closes.  As such we will be hitting cutoff dates weekly between now and April 28. The future critical dates for the passage of bills are listed below: Tuesday – April 9:  Cutoff Date for Opposite House Bills to Pass Out of … Read More

1st Legislative District Democrats – Legislative Alert for April 2, 2019

We are rapidly approaching the end of the legislative session.  We have less than one month before the session closes.  As such we will be hitting cutoff dates weekly between now and April 28. The future critical dates for the passage of bills are listed below: Wednesday – April 3:  Cutoff Date for Opposite House Bills to Pass Out of … Read More

1st Legislative District Legislative Alert for March 25, 2019

We have already passed by a few cut-off dates and session benchmarks, which means that we have a few less bills to track, follow and support and we can focus on priorities on a few key issues. The future critical dates for the passage of bills are listed below: Wednesday – April 3:  Cutoff Date for Opposite House Bills to … Read More

1st Legislative District Democrats Legislative Alert for March 4, 2019

March 1, 2019  marked an important milestone in the 2019 Legislative session.   Known as “fiscal committee cut-off”, Friday marked the day that all bills which have not passed out of both the policy committee and fiscal committee to which they were introduced are now “dead” for the session and will likely not move forward on the process this year. From … Read More

1st Legislative District Democrats Legislative Alert for February 25, 2019

The 2019 Legislative Session began on Monday, January 14, 2019.  We have passed the first cutoff date which required bills to pass out of their original policy committee assignments.  Any bills that did not pass out of their policy committees are now dead.  This Friday, March 1 is the 2nd cutoff date and requires bills that are in their original … Read More

1st Legislative District Democrats Legislative Alert for February 18, 2019

The 2018 Legislative Session began on Monday, January 14, 2019.  We are rapidly approaching the first cutoff date this coming Friday, February 22 which requires bills to pass out of their original policy committee assignments.  Any bills that have not passed out of their policy committees will be dead if not passed by then.  The future critical dates for the … Read More

1st Legislative District Democrats Legislative Alert for February 10, 2019

The 2018 Legislative Session began on Monday, January 14, 2019. The critical dates for the passage of bills is listed below: Friday – February 22:  Cutoff Date for Bills to Pass Out of Policy Committees. Friday – March 1:  Cutoff Date for Bills to Pass Out of Fiscal Committees Wednesday – March 13:  Last day to consider (pass) bills in … Read More

Legislative Alert for February 3, 2019

The 2018 Legislative Session began on Monday, January 14, 2019. The critical dates for the passage of bills is listed below: Friday – February 22:  Cutoff Date for Bills to Pass Out of Policy Committees Friday – March 1:  Cutoff Date for Bills to Pass Out of Fiscal Committees Wednesday – March 13:  Last day to consider (pass) bills in … Read More

Legislative Alert for January 27, 2019

The 2018 Legislative Session began on Monday, January 14, 2018 and is scheduled to end on Sunday, April 28, 2019. You can contact your legislators by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1 800-562-6000.  You can also contact them by e-mail using this format:  firstname.lastname@leg.wa.gov.  A complete list of email addresses for all legislators can be found at https://app.leg.wa.gov/MemberEmail/ If you … Read More