Archive for February, 2015

Motorized mineral prospecting bill scheduled for public hearing

February 5th, 2015  |  Published in HB 1162

HB 1162 (Concerning motorized mineral prospecting) has been scheduled for a public hearing in the House Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources on Thursday, February 12 at 1:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in House Hearing Room B of the John L. O’Brien Building. An agenda for the hearing is here.

Suite of land use bills scheduled for executive session

February 5th, 2015  |  Published in SB 5013, SB 5168, SB 5169, SB 5170

Four  bills concerning land use have been scheduled for an executive session in the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Water & Rural Economic Development on Thursday, February 12 at 8 a.m.

SB 5013 (Regarding the use of designated agricultural lands)

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

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

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

The executive session will be held in Senate Hearing Room 3 in the J.A. Cherberg Building. An agenda for the session is here.

Limiting the enforcement of Ecology policies bill heard in hearing

February 5th, 2015  |  Published in SB 5366

SB 5366 (Limiting the enforcement of policies of the department of ecology) was heard in public hearing yestersday in the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment & Telecommunications. You can listen to the hearing in the window below or here.

A staff report on the bill can be read here.

Preserving ag land and public infrastructure in flood plains bill passed out of committee

February 3rd, 2015  |  Published in SB 5347

HB 5347 (Creating demonstration projects for preserving agricultural land and public infrastructure in flood plains) was passed out of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Water & Rural Economic Development earlier today.

You can watch the executive session here or below:

An up to date staff report on the bill is here.

Governor’s toxics bill heard in hearing

February 3rd, 2015  |  Published in HB 1472

HB 1472 (Concerning use of chemical action plans to require safer chemicals in Washington) was part of a public hearing in the House Committee on Environment yesterday. You can watch the hearing below or here.