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Legislature moves to revise leasing terms on unplatted tidelands and shorelands

OLYMPIA – On Thursday, April 11, the Legislature passed House Bill 1849, to simplify lease terms for first-class unplatted tidelands and shorelands managed by the Department of Natural Resources. Current... READ MORE

Orwall bill to prevent home foreclosure from property tax increases passes Legislature

OLYMPIA – Following months of negotiations between local governments, financial institutions, homeowner advocates and lawmakers, the Legislature passed House Bill 1105 to help homeowners facing foreclosure after falling behind on... READ MORE

Morgan bill to help disabled veterans access in-state tuition clears Legislature

OLYMPIA – Veterans who are eligible for federal Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services benefits will now also be eligible for in-state tuition at Washington’s public universities, colleges, and technical schools.... READ MORE

Legislature passes robot delivery bill

OLYMPIA ­­– Autonomous delivery robots may be coming to a street near you thanks to a bill sponsored by Rep. Shelley Kloba, D-Kirkland. HB 1325 authorizes and regulates the use... READ MORE

Legislature passes bill to make religious practice more inclusive for people in state custody

OLYMPIA – On Wednesday, lawmakers in Olympia passed legislation to make religious faith practice more inclusive for people in state custody. Currently, chaplains serve the religious needs for all people... READ MORE

House passes Bill committing Washington to 100-percent clean energy

OLYMPIA – A historic bill to commit Washington to 100-percent clean energy from renewable and zero-emission sources took another step forward today following passage by the Washington House of Representatives.... READ MORE

Responsible Teen Communications Act passes Senate

OLYMPIA – On April 10, the Washington State Senate approved a bill to update Washington’s child pornography laws by a vote of 25-19. House Bill 1742, also known as the... READ MORE

Legislature Passes Kilduff’s Advanced Enrollment for Military Families Bill

OLYMPIA – Military families transferring to a new base may have one less burden thanks to a bill passed by the Legislature. Rep. Christine Kilduff, D-University Place, sponsored HB 1210... READ MORE

Bill to protect renters from sudden rent increases passes legislature

OLYMPIA – A bill to provide longer notices for rent increases and to prohibit most mid-lease rent increases passed out of the legislature on April 10, 2019. House Bill 1440,... READ MORE

Orwall bill aimed at ending backlog of untested rape kits passes Legislature

OLYMPIA – In Washington, over 10,000 untested sexual assault kits (SAKs) currently sit in police evidence, but that may soon change with legislation passed in Olympia on Thursday. Sponsored by... READ MORE