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 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 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