Archive for January, 2016

HPA definition bill heard in public hearing

January 29th, 2016  |  Published in SB 6287

SB 6287 (Concerning the definition of hydraulic project in relation to the hydraulic project approval permits) was heard in public hearing in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Parks. You can watch the hearing here.

The most recent non-partisan bill analysis is available here.

Concentrated animal feeding operations bill heard in public hearing

January 29th, 2016  |  Published in HB 2840

HB 2840 (Establishing a water discharge permit for concentrated animal feeding operations that is issued under the sole authority of state law) was heard in public hearing in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

You can watch the public hearing here.

The most recent non-partisan analysis is available here.

Legislative review of the updated North Cascade elk herd plan bill passes out of committee

January 29th, 2016  |  Published in SB 6199

SB 6199 (Providing for legislative review of the updated North Cascade elk herd plan) passed out of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Parks. There were no amendments to the bill. The most recent non-partisan analysis is available here.

Aligning the jurisdictional scope of the state water pollution control act bill heard in public hearing

January 28th, 2016  |  Published in HB 2720

HB 2720 (Protecting private property rights by aligning the jurisdictional scope of the state water pollution control act with the jurisdictional scope of the federal clean water act) was heard in public hearing in the House Environment Committee. You can watch the public hearing here. A non-partisan analysis of the bill is available here.

Hatchery management agreements bill heard in public hearing

January 28th, 2016  |  Published in SB 6414

SB 6414 (Concerning hatchery management agreements) was heard in public hearing in the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Parks yesterday.

You can watch the public hearing here.

Senate concentrated animal feeding operations bill scheduled for hearing

January 28th, 2016  |  Published in SB 6568

SB 6568 (Establishing a water discharge permit for concentrated animal feeding operations that is issued under the sole authority of state law) will be part of a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Water & Rural Economic Development at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 2. The hearing will be held in Senate Hearing Room 3 of the Cherberg Building.

The house version of this bill is being heard in public hearing today.

Watershed improvement district bill scheduled for executive session

January 28th, 2016  |  Published in HB 2616

HB 2616 (Concerning watershed management actions by watershed improvement districts) has been scheduled for an executive session in the House Committee on Environment at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2. The session will be held in House Hearing Room B of the O’Brien Building. A non-partisan analysis of the bill is available here.

State tribal relations bill passes out of committee

January 27th, 2016  |  Published in HB 2032

HB 2032 (Concerning tribal-state relations) passed out of the House Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee yesterday on a 4-3 vote. The bill was amended so that a tribal state legislative summit would be held every two years, instead of annually. You can watch the discussion and vote on the bill here.

Concentrated animal feeding operations permit bill scheduled for public hearing

January 26th, 2016  |  Published in HB 2840

HB 2840 (Establishing a water discharge permit for concentrated animal feeding operations that is issued under the sole authority of state law) has been scheduled for a public hearing in front of the┬áHouse Committee on Agriculture and┬áNatural Resources on Thursday, January 28 at 1:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in House Hearing Room B of the O’Brien Building.

A non-partisan analysis of the bill is available here.

Watershed improvement district bill considered in public hearing

January 26th, 2016  |  Published in HB 2616

HB 2616 (Concerning watershed management actions by watershed improvement districts) was heard in public hearing in front of the House Environment Committee. You can view the public hearing here. A non-partisan analysis of the bill is available here.