SENT: Fri 6/12/2015 2:31 PM
SUBJECT: GOAL Post 2015-Special-6
Legislative Update from Olympia 12 June 2015
- SKIPPED LAST WEEK
- HALFWAY THROUGH THE SECOND SPECIAL SESSION
- NO APPARENT PROGRESS ON THE BUDGET
- A LITTLE ACTION IN THE HOUSE
- STATE SHUTDOWN?
Today is the halfway point of the second special session. There has been no visible movement on the budget impasse. Most days there is only a pro forma session -- rap the gavel, convene, set the time of the next gathering, rap the gavel and adjourn for the day. Thursday the House passed a handful of bills, but nothing to do with firearms... or with the budget.
If no budget is passed, on 1 July non-essential state employees will be furloughed. Your guess is as good as mine as to whether or not that would be an improvement. It would certainly impose a hardship on those employees and especially their families.
Bill #//Subject//Prime sponsor//Status//GOAL Position
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.
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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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Article 1, Section 24
Constitution of the State of Washington
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