Tracking archive

Tribal cultural resources protection in the forest practices act bill scheduled for public hearing

January 21st, 2016  |  Published in HB 2658

HB 2658 (Concerning tribal cultural resources protection in the forest practices act) was scheduled for a public hearing in the House Committee on Community Development and Housing and Tribal Affairs at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, January 25. The hearing will be held in house hearing room E of the O’Brien Building.

State tribal relations bill hearing in public hearing, scheduled for executive session

January 19th, 2016  |  Published in HB 2032

HB 2032 (Concerning tribal-state relations) was heard in a public hearing yesterday, January 18.

You can view the public hearing here (starts at about 1:26:00).

The bill will be considered in executive session on Thursday, January 21 at 8:30 a.m. in house hearing room E in the O’Brien Building.

North Casades elk herd bill scheduled for hearing

January 15th, 2016  |  Published in SB 6199

SB 6199 (Providing for legislative review of the updated North Cascade elk herd plan) has been scheduled for a hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday January 21. The hearing will be held in room 1 of the Cherberg Building.

Farmland riparian restoration bill scheduled for hearing

January 14th, 2016  |  Published in HB 2352

HB 2352 (Regarding riparian restoration and planting on farmlands) has been scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16.

The hearing will be heard in hearing room B in the O’Brien Building.

There is no bill report available yet.

Now tracking for 2016

January 5th, 2016  |  Published in Bill Tracking 2015-16

Prefiled bills have been coming in during recent weeks, so I’m adding them to the list as they appear. So far six natural resources related bill have been added in the last couple weeks.

You can find the entire list of natural resources bills here. If you would like a bill added to our list to track on this blog, please email me at eoconnell (at) nwifc (dot) org.

Governor’s toxics bill passed out of committee, referred to Rules

April 8th, 2015  |  Published in HB 1472

HB 1472 (Concerning use of chemical action plans to require safer chemicals in Washington) was passed out of the Senate Ways and Means committee. You can view the executive session here.

Governor’s toxics bill scheduled for executive session today

April 7th, 2015  |  Published in HB 1472

HB 1472 (Concerning use of chemical action plans to require safer chemicals in Washington) will be considered in an executive session in the Senate Ways and Means committee today at 10 a.m.

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

April 1st, 2015  |  Published in SB 5347

SB 5347 (Creating demonstration projects for preserving agricultural land and public infrastructure in flood plains) passed  out of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

You can watch the executive session here or in the window below:

Governor’s toxic bill passes out of senate committee onto Ways and Means, Ecology authority removed

April 1st, 2015  |  Published in HB 1472

HB 1472 (Concerning use of chemical action plans to require safer chemicals in Washington) was passed out of the Energy, Environment & Telecommunications, but with an amendment that removes major Ecology’s role in the bill. The bill was passed along to the Senate Ways and Means committee.

The amendment takes away Ecology’s authority to enforce the new laws:

The department may adopt rules as necessary for the purpose of implementing, administering, and enforcing this chapter, except that rules adopted to implement section 5 of this act may not require a manufacturer to conduct an alternatives assessment without express authority from the legislature.

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

March 27th, 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 House Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. The session will be held on Wednesday, April 1 at 8:30 a.m.