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[Legislative Update: Week 2, 2019 Legislative Session Update]

The 2019 Washington State legislative session is in now full swing, as we wrap up our second week of action. The first cutoff date is on February 22 at which point policy bills must pass out of the policy committees of their house of origin in order to stay alive.  The next cutoff will be for bills in fiscal committees unless they are bills necessary to implement the budget.

MAJOR AREAS OF INTEREST

With over 1,300 bills already introduced to date, the legislature has continued its fast pace. Here is an update of some of the major policy issues under consideration:

BUDGET

The legislature is still in the early days of budget discussions. The next quarterly revenue forecast will be released on March 20, at which point we expect to see both Hou…click below for full documents:

Week 2 Legislative Update

Week 2 Bill Tracker

 

Archived Legislative Updates-

2017: Week 1 , Week 2 , Week 3 , Week 4 , Week 5 , Week 6 , Week 7 , Week 8 , Week 9 . Week 10 , Week 11 , Week 12 , Week 13 , Week 14 , Week 15: Sine Die , Special Session Update , Final Budget Update , Elections & Economic Update , General Election Update , General Update 

2018: Week 1 , Week 2 , Week 3 , Week 4 , Week 5 , Week 6 , Week 7 , Week 8 , Final Budget Update , Final Legislative Session Update

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