FROM: GOAL <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SENT: Thu 5/28/2015 5:53 PM
SUBJECT: GOAL Post 2015-Special-5
Legislative Update from Olympia 28 May 2015
- NOT SO FAST
- SECOND SPECIAL SESSION CALLED
I'm posting this a day early because I'll be on the road all day Friday. I'll be in Orlando for the quarterly board meeting of the Florida Sport Shooting Association on Saturday.
Today, 28 May, is the 30th -- and last -- day of the special session. After a flurry of insignificant bill passage (from a budgetary perspective) on the first day of the session, all of the action has been at the committee level.
On Wednesday the House passed the 2015-16 transportation budget. Today the Senate passed it. Nice try, guys, but the biennial operating budget is still hanging... A dozen or so non-budget-related bills were passed today.
Governor Inslee has called for a SECOND special session, to begin tomorrow, Friday morning. And he's asking the budget conferees to meet in HIS office.
Bottom line: no action on gun bills.
Bill # Subject Prime sponsor Status GOAL Position
ESHB 1713 Mental health/guns Cody (D-34) S. W&M NEUTRAL
* indicates change in status this week
ESHB = Engrossed Substitute House Bill, SHB/SSB = Substitute Bill (bill amended in committee), HB = House Bill, SB = Senate Bill, H. Aprop = House Appropriations, H. Jud. = House Judiciary, S. L&J = Senate Law & Justice, S. W&M = Senate Ways & Means
HEARING(S) SCHEDULED: None.
LEGISLATIVE HOT LINE: You may reach your Representatives and Senator by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000. Toll free!!! The hearing impaired may obtain TDD access at 1-800-635-9993. Also toll free!!!
1-800-562-6000 TDD 1-800-635-9993
OTHER DATA: Copies of pending legislation (bills), legislative schedules and other information are available on the legislature's web site at "www.leg.wa.gov". Bills are available in Acrobat (.pdf) format. `You may download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe's web site (http://www.adobe.com). You may also obtain hard copy bills, initiatives, etc, in the mail from the Legislative Bill Room FREE OF CHARGE by calling 1-360-786-7573. Copies of bills may also be ordered toll free by calling the Legislative Hotline at (800) 562-6000. You may also hear floor and committee hearing action live at http://www.tvw.org/ (you need "RealAudio" to do this, available free at the TVW web site).
By reading the House and Senate "bill reports" (hbr, sbr) for each bill, you can see how individual committee members voted. By reading the "roll call" for each bill, you can see how the entire House or Senate voted on any bill. The beauty of the web site is that ALL this information is available, on line, to any citizen.
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