Washington Landlord Association

WLA PAC Legislative Hearing Schedule - Week of Monday, January 15th 2018

12 Jan 2018 4:57 PM | KATRINA CHRISTOFFERSEN (Administrator)

WLA PAC Legislative Hearing Schedule

Week of Monday, January 15

Dear WLA Members:

The week of January 8th marked the start of the 2018 legislative session in Olympia. The governor gave his state-of-the-state address on Tuesday where he labeled carbon tax legislation his top priority for the 60 day session. Washington State Republicans countered, labeling fixing the Hirst water rights crisis their number one priority for the session.

Following the special election in the 45th district Washington democrats have gained control of the state senate in addition to the house, increasing pressure on them to move forward with some of their policy objectives. Two other leftovers from last session continue to dominate many discussions around the Capitol, last session’s four billion dollar capital budget which failed to pass after becoming politically tied to the Hirst problem, and education funding to fully comply with the McCleary decision to the tune of one billion dollars.

More than 850 new bills have been introduced so far this session and most committees are busy holding hearings and working their way through the backlog.

Attached is a report of bills that we are tracking and those that are scheduled for a hearing for the week of Monday, January 15 to Friday, January 19.

WLA Bill Status Report & Schedule - PDF

Those highlighted in yellow need a position whether, support, oppose, monitor or neutral. Bills highlighted in green we support, grey we are neutral/monitor, pink we have concerns, and red we oppose.

Attached is the hearing schedule of high priority bills for your review. We encourage you to come to Olympia to testify these bills.

Please let us know who plans on coming to Olympia.

Thank you in advance.  

Many thanks.  


Mark Gjurasic                                                             

Public Affairs of Washington, LLC 


(360) 481-6000  

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