Welcome to the 2024 legislative session!

Dear friends and neighbors,

As we embark on the 2024 legislative session, I am humbled and honored to be your representative. The success of Washington is impossible without your help and feedback. Staying involved and in touch is going to be critical over the next nine weeks, so I’d like to share some great ways you can do that!

Watch — TVW.org broadcasts all debates and votes that happen in the House or Senate, as well as all committee meetings in both chambers.

Testify — Go here for an overview of the process, here for instructions on how to testify remotely, and here to sign in for hearings in the House or Senate.

Research — Look up any bill by number, lawmaker, or topic here. To learn about the entire legislative process, click hereYou can search for the daily agenda for each committee here. Just select the committee you’re interested in, and you can find out which members are assigned to that committee, review upcoming agendas and documents, as well as past reports and hearings.

Stay Informed — Visit my website and sign up for the Hot Sheet, a weekly guide to what the House Democratic Caucus is working on in Olympia. The Hot Sheet compiles many of the legislative priorities scheduled for a hearing or a vote on each day, so it’s a great snapshot of what is happening each week.

Get in Touch — You can always reach my office by email or phone; my contact information is included in the bottom of this email.

Ver: TVW.org transmite todos los debates y votaciones que ocurren en la Cámara o el Senado, así como todas las reuniones de los comités en ambas cámaras.

Testifique: Vaya aquí para obtener una descripción general del proceso, aquí para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo testificar de forma remota y aquí para registrarse para audiencias en la Cámara o el Senado.

Investigación: Busque aquí cualquier proyecto de ley por número, legislador o tema. Para conocer todo el proceso legislativo, haga clic aquí. Puede buscar la agenda diaria de cada comité aquí. Simplemente seleccione el comité que le interesa y podrá averiguar qué miembros están asignados a ese comité, revisar las próximas agendas y documentos, así como informes y audiencias anteriores.

Manténgase informado: visite mi sitio web y suscríbase a la Hot Sheet, una guía semanal sobre las cosas en que los representantes del Caucus Demócrata estaremos trabajando en Olympia. La Hot Sheet recopila muchas de las prioridades legislativas programadas para una audiencia o votación cada día, por lo que es una excelente manera instantánea de ver lo que sucede cada semana.

Póngase en contacto: siempre puede comunicarse con mi oficina por correo electrónico o por teléfono; mi información de contacto está incluida al final de este correo electrónico.

Meaningful Legislation for Washington

Last year, the legislature made historic progress on housing, workforce development, behavioral health, protecting abortion rights, and reducing gun violence. We also passed a sustainable and responsible two-year budget that puts people first and meets the needs of our communities.

This year, I’m hopeful that we can build on this work and continue focusing on helping families by improving stability and predictability for renters, increasing access to childcare, and turning the tide on the climate crisis that has our community experiencing increases health disparities.

As the legislative session gets underway, I look forward to sharing  proposals to these and other issues such as House Bill 1998, which just unanimously voted out of the House Housing Committee. HB 1998 will be critical in providing co-living homes as a low-cost, multifamily option to address the affordable housing crisis. Better known as single-room occupancy (SRO), or congregate housing, HB 1998 will set standards to legalize the development of co-living housing statewide. To learn more about this issue, click here for a recent article from the Sightline Institute.

Another great bill to keep an eye on this year is HB 1932, which I sponsored, moving odd-year elections with historically low voter turnout to even years. The Seattle Times just provides some coverage that I highly encourage you to review.

I’d also like to share some of the thoughts that Speaker Laurie Jinkins had on opening day of the legislature. I think she did a phenomenal job of laying out major priorities for the legislature this year in her opening remarks.

The Legislative Page Program is Back!

Imagine yourself in the heart of Olympia, witnessing democracy unfold. Imagine paging on the House floor and learning from legislative experts. The House Page Program offers high school students from our district (ages 14-17) a unique opportunity to do just that.

Spend a week in the state capital, attend Page School, and contribute to the daily operations of the House. Plus, earn a stipend and community service hours! We welcome students of all backgrounds and scholarships are available to ensure everyone can participate.

Learn more and apply today! Don’t miss out – the 2024 session is just 60 days long, and spots fill up fast.

Just this week, we’ve been honored to host Page Dan Tran from Kentridge High School. Dan is interested in pursuing a computer science degree. Thank you, Dan, for spending the week with us in Olympia!

Best wishes,

Representative Mia Gregerson

33rd Legislative District