Archive for January, 2015

Preserving ag land and public infrastructure in flood plains bill scheduled for executive session

January 30th, 2015  |  Published in SB 5347

SB 5347 (Creating demonstration projects for preserving agricultural land and public infrastructure in flood plains) has been scheduled for an executive session in the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Water & Rural Economic Development at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, February 3. The session will be held in  Senate Hearing Room 3 of the Cherberg Building.

The meeting agenda is here.

The analysis of the bill is here.

Salmon recovery bill and hatchery joint memorial scheduled for hearing

January 29th, 2015  |  Published in SB 5551, SJM 8007

SB 5551 (Concerning salmon recovery project funds) and SJM 8007 (Requesting Congress to provide the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries with sufficient resources to expedite review of Puget Sound hatchery and genetic management plans and that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries prioritize and conduct immediate review and approval of these plans) where both scheduled for a public hearing in theSenate Committee on Natural Resources and Parks at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5. The hearing will be held in Senate Hearing Room 1 of the J.A. Cherberg Building. You can find an agenda for the meeting here.

Limiting enforcement against tribal hunters bill scheduled for executive session

January 29th, 2015  |  Published in HB 1261

HB 1261 (Limiting enforcement action against tribal hunters) has been scheduled for an executive session in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 2. The session will be held in House Hearing Room E of the John L. O’Brien Building.

Governor’s toxics bill scheduled for hearing

January 29th, 2015  |  Published in HB 1472

HB 1472 (Concerning use of chemical action plans to require safer chemicals in Washington) has been scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Environment at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 2. The hearing will be held in the House Hearing Room C in the John L. O’Brien Building. An analysis of the bill can be found here.

Suite of agriculture land bills were heard in public hearing yesterday

January 28th, 2015  |  Published in SB 5013, SB 5168, SB 5169, SB 5170, SB 5347

Several bills that concern treatment of agricultural lands were heard in public hearing yesterday:

SB 5013 (Regarding the use of designated agricultural lands) analysis

SB 5168 (Addressing the definition of agricultural lands under the shoreline management act) analysis

SB 5169 (Restricting the conversion of agricultural land to other uses under the growth management act) analysis

SB 5170 (Restricting the conversion of agricultural land to other uses under the growth management act and shoreline management act) analysis

SB 5347 (Creating demonstration projects for preserving agricultural land and public infrastructure in flood plains) analysis

You can view the public hearing for all five bills here or in the window below.

Limiting enforcement against tribal hunters bill public hearing online

January 27th, 2015  |  Published in HB 1261

You can watch the public hearing for HB 1261 (Limiting enforcement action against tribal hunters) here or below:

Agricultural land conversion bill to be heard in public hearing

January 26th, 2015  |  Published in SB 5169

SB 5169 (Restricting the conversion of agricultural land to other uses under the growth management act) has been scheduled for a public hearing tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26 at 8 a.m. The hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Water and Rural Economic Development will be held in Senate Hearing Room 3 of the J.A. Cherberg Building. You can find the hearing agenda here.

A non-partisan analysis of the bill is here.

Limiting enforcement against tribal hunters bill analysis added

January 26th, 2015  |  Published in HB 1261

A non-partisan analysis of HB 1261 (Limiting enforcement action against tribal hunters) was added. You can read it here. The bill will be heard in public hearing later today.

Limiting enforcement action against tribal hunters bill to be heard in public hearing

January 22nd, 2015  |  Published in HB 1261

HB 1261 (Limiting enforcement action against tribal hunters) will be heard in a public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing and Tribal Affairs on Monday, January 26 at 1:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in House Hearing Room E of the John L. O’Brien Building. No bill summary has been produced yet. You can find an agenda for the hearing here.

Natural resources agency budgets to be heard in committee

January 12th, 2015  |  Published in Department of Ecology, Department of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, Puget Sound Partnership, State Agencies

The ouse General Government & Information Technology Committee will hold a public hearing on the budget requests of several natural resources agencies. The agencies include:

Department of Ecology.
Department of Natural Resources.
Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Department of Agriculture.
State Parks and Recreation Commission.
Puget Sound Partnership

The hearing will be held in House Hearing Room C in the O’Brien Building on January 16 at 8 a.m.