Legislative Meetings

Hirst Decision heard in committee hearing

November 18th, 2016  |  Published in Department of Ecology, Legislative Meetings

The Hirst Decision, concerning exempt wells, was heard in the Senate Agriculture, Water and Rural Economic Development Committee earlier this week.

You can watch the hearing below.

Hirst decision to be subject of public hearing in December

October 27th, 2016  |  Published in Department of Ecology, Legislative Meetings

During the December committee week, the Hirst Decision will the subject of a public hearing during a joint Agricultural and Natural Resources and Local Government committees meeting. The Hirst Decision will force Whatcom County to take into consideration the cumulative effects of so-called permit exempt wells.

The public hearing will be held on Thursday, December 1 at 1:30 p.m. in House Hearing Room B of the John L. O’Brien Building.

Here is the public hearing agenda.

For more information, read the state Department of Ecology’s fact sheet on Hirst.

Watershed management actions by watershed improvement districts bill scheduled for public hearing

January 21st, 2016  |  Published in Legislative Meetings

HB 2616 (Concerning watershed management actions by watershed improvement districts) will be heard in public hearing on Monday, January 25 at 1:30 p.m. in the┬áHouse Committee on Environment. The hearing will be held in house hearing room B of the O’Brien Building.

Fish consumption rate work session, Thursday, January 16

January 13th, 2014  |  Published in Department of Ecology, Legislative Meetings

The Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications committee will hold a work session on the fish consumption rate this Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in Senate Hearing Room 4 in the Cherberg Building. You can find the agenda here.

Work session on Potential impact of Culvert Case on the capital budget next Friday

April 5th, 2013  |  Published in Budget, Legal, Legislative Meetings

The House Capital Budget committee will have a work session on “Potential impact of United States of America v. State of Washington (Culvert Case) on the capital budget” on Friday April 12. The session will be part of a meeting that starts at 8 a.m. in House Hearing Room B in the John L. O’Brien Building.

Agenda items will be posted here when they are available.

House Environment committee to meet on fish consumption rate

November 8th, 2012  |  Published in Legislative Meetings

The House Environment committee will meet on November 30 at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the fish consumption rate, among other issues. The hearing will be held in House Hearing Rm C of the John L. O’Brien Building. Read the entire agenda here.

Tribal testimony yesterday during senate hearing

February 22nd, 2012  |  Published in Legislative Meetings

Representatives from the treaty tribes in western Washington testified yesterday in the Senate committee on Energy, Natural Resources and Marine Waters.

Billy Frank, Jr., chairman of the NWIFC:

Jim Peters (Squaxin Island Tribe), Dave Herrera (Skokomish Tribe) and Phil Rigdon (Yakama Tribe).

Committee meeting schedules for special session

November 23rd, 2011  |  Published in Legislative Meetings

The special legislative session will start next week and several committees have already set meetings. Here are the committee meetings dealing with natural resources issues.

Senate Environment, Water & Energy
December 1, 8 a.m.
Senate Hearing Rm 4, J.A. Cherberg Building

Work Session:
1. Overview of water quality status in Washington State.
2. Clean-up efforts of chemicals in the environment.

Senate Natural Resources & Marine Waters
December 1, 10 a.m.
Senate Hearing Rm 2, J.A. Cherberg Building

Work Session: To be announced.
Other business.

Senate Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections
December 1, 1:30 p.m.
Senate Hearing Rm 2
J.A. Cherberg Building
Work Session:
Local infrastructure financing:
1. Overview of local infrastructure needs.

  • Local Infrastructure Financing Tool (LIFT) program update.
  • Local Revitalization Financing (LRF) program update.
  • Modernizing infrastructure assistance.

2. Streamlining the decision-making process for select economic recovery projects:

  • Overview of issue and potential legislation.
  • Office of Regulatory Assistance.
  • Environmental community perspective.
  • State and local government agency perspective.

Agriculture & Natural Resources
December 2, 8 a.m.
House Hearing Rm A, John L. O’Brien Building
Work Session:
1. Agricultural production: Considerations for a state meat inspection program.
2. Update of the recently initiated Tier Two Forest Health Warning.

Natural resources agency consolidation

October 21st, 2011  |  Published in Department of Ecology, Department of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, Legislative Meetings, Puget Sound Partnership, State Agencies

The House General Government Appropriations & Oversight Committee recently held a hearing on natural resources agency consolidation. You can view that hearing in the window below:

House general government to discuss natural resources consolidiation

October 11th, 2011  |  Published in Budget, Legislative Meetings

The House Committee on General Government Appropriations & Oversight will discuss the “natural resources consolidation proposals from the 2011 legislative session” as part of their meeting on Wednesday, October 19.

The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in theSenate Hearing Rm 1 of the J.A. Cherberg Building in Olympia. Here is the agenda.