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Senate Bill 6002, 2014 Supplemental Operating Budget

Final passage in the House on March 13, 85-13

After the bill was amended in the House and the Senate refused to concur in the amendments, a conference committee of House and Senate members reached a compromise. As passed, the bill adds about $155 million in spending to the $33.6 billion two-year budget approved last year, including $58 million more for school supplies and technology; $22 million more for mental health programs, and $25 million more for the opportunity scholarship fund.

Rep. Steve Tharinger (Seq.)         Yes

Rep. Kevin Van De Wege (Seq.)   Yes

Senate Bill 6002, SB 6002. Supplemental Operating Budget

Final passage in Senate on March 13, 48-1

Sen. James Hargrove (Hoquiam)   Yes

 

 

Senate Bill 5875, Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance

Passed Senate on March 13, 41-8

Bill extends $40 local homeless housing and assistance document recording surcharge through June 30, 2019. It requires 45 percent of the state’s non-administrative allotment of surcharge fee revenue to be set aside for private rental housing vouchers and requires an annual independent audit of the expenditure of the document recording fee revenue.

Sen. Hargrove Yes

Senate Bill 5875, Concerning a surcharge for local homeless housing and assistance

Passed House on March 13, 74-22

Rep. Tharinger Yes

Rep. Van De Wege Yes

 

 

House Bill 1224, Providing a process for county legislative authorities to withdraw from voluntary planning under the Growth Management Act

Final passage in House on March 12, 84-12

This bill allows a county that elected to fully plan under the Growth Management Act and that has 20,000 or fewer inhabitants to reduce the planning obligations that it and the cities within it must satisfy under the act.

Rep. Tharinger Yes

Rep. Van De Wege Yes

 

 

House Bill 2612, Changing provisions relating to the opportunity scholarship

Passed Senate on March 7, 45-4

The bill increases the membership of the Opportunity Scholarship Board to 11 members and the quorum to seven members, and changes the membership composition to add business and industry representatives as well as members appointed by legislative leadership. Authorizes the Board to elect to have the Washington State Investment Board invest funds in the Scholarship and Endowment Accounts with other funds subject to investment by the board.

Sen. Hargrove Yes

House Bill 2789, Restricting technology enhanced surveillance systems by public agencies

Passed Senate on March 7, 46-1

Bill imposes restrictions on state and local agency procurement and usage of extraordinary sensing devices, defined as sensing devices attached to unmanned aircraft systems (generally referred to as “drones”). State agencies may not procure drones without permission of legislature. Any use of them is only allowed as specified in the bill, including FAA registration, a unique identifier number and written guidelines submitted by the using agency.

Sen. Hargrove Yes

 

 

House Bill 2789, Restricting technology enhanced surveillance systems by public agencies

Final passage in House on March 11, 77-21

Rep. Tharinger Yes

Rep. Van De Wege Yes

 

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