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2016 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 02/05/2016

February 5th, 2016 Jeremy Stroud Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Updates No Comments »

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog.

For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above.

Bill Title Sponsor Status Date Hearing
Date
Companion Bills
SHB 1008 Agency data practices audits Smith H Gen Govt & Info 1/11/2016 2/13/2015  
  Feb 13 Executive action taken in the House Committee on General Government & Information Technology at 8:00 AM.
2SHB 1106 Operating bdgt 2015, 2015-17 Hunter H Approps 1/11/2016 6/23/2015 SB 5077(Ssubst for)
  Jun 23 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.
2SHB 1107 Cultural & heritage programs Springer H Finance 1/11/2016 2/25/2015 SB 5463(Ssubst for)
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.
ESHB 1740 Health coverage through PEBB Appleton H Approps 1/11/2016 4/7/2015 SB 5731(SHealth Care)
  Apr 7 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 10:00 AM.
EHB 2084 State-required reports Hunter H Finance 1/11/2016 3/31/2015  
  Mar 31 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.
HB 2148 State auditor Chandler H Gen Govt & Inf 2/18/2015 2/582016  
  Feb 8 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on General Government & Information Technology at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)
ESHB 2156 Cities and counties/fiscal Reykdal H Finance 1/11/2016 6/8/2015  
  Jun 8 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 11:00 AM.
2016 Bills Title Sponsor Status Date Hearing
Date
Companion Bills
HB 2290 Public record request limits MacEwen H State Governme 1/11/2016 1/26/2016  
  Jan 26 Public hearing in the House Committee on State Government at 10:00 AM.
SHB 2296 Pub. facilities district tax Rossetti H Rules R 1/29/2016 1/26/2016  
  Jan 26 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 3:30 PM.
HB 2298 Domestic partnerships/PERS Moeller H Rules R 1/29/2016 1/25/2016  
  Jan 25 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
HB 2333 PERS plan choice Reykdal H Approps 1/11/2016    
   
HB 2353 OPMA civil penalties Hunt, S. H Rules R 1/29/2016 1/27/2016 SB 6171(SRules 2)
  Jan 27 Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.
SHB 2375 Cybercrime Magendanz H Gen Govt & Info 2/2/2016 2/5/2016 SB 6197(SRules 2)
  Feb 5 Public hearing and executive session in the House Committee on General Government & Information Technology at 10:00 AM.
HB 2376 Operating sup budget 2016 Dunshee H Approps 1/12/2016 1/13/2016 SB 6246(SWays & Means)
  Jan 13 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
HB 2380 Supplemental capital budget Tharinger H Cap Budget 1/12/2016 1/15/2016 SB 6201(SWays & Means)
  Jan 15 Public hearing in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 8:00 AM.
SHB 2426 Rural library trustee appt. Fitzgibbon H Rules R 1/28/2016 1/26/2016 SB 6313(SGovtOp&Sec)
  Jan 26 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM.
SHB 2427 Local gov. modernization Springer H Rules R 2/5/2016 2/3/2016  
  Feb 3 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Local Government at 8:00 AM.
HB 2460 Firearms/public places Walkinshaw H Judiciary 1/13/2016 1/21/2016 SB 6351(SLaw & Justice)
  Jan 21 Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM.
HB 2483 Child sex exploit./subpoenas Sawyer H Judiciary 1/13/2016 2/4/2016  
  Feb 4 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM.
HB 2488 Academic bill of rights Manweller H Hi Ed 1/14/2016 2/5/2016  
  Feb 5 Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Higher Education at 8:00 AM.
SHB 2511 Child care center licensing Pike H Rules R 2/2/2016 1/29/2016  
  Jan 29 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 10:00 AM.
SHB 2532 Access to library services Kilduff H Rules R 1/25/2016 1/20/2016  
  Jan 20 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Local Government at 8:00 AM.
HB 2543 Civil service qualifications Stokesbary H Rules R 2/5/2016 2/2/2016 SB 6319(SRules 2)
  Feb 2 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 1:30 PM.
HB 2557 Unused shared leave return Hunt, S. H Rules R 2/4/2016 2/2/2016  
  Feb 2 Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government at 10:00 AM.
HB 2576 Local agency public records McBride H Local Govt 1/15/2016 2/4/2016  
  Feb 4 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM.
HB 2589 Gender-segregated facilities Hunt, G. H Judiciary 1/15/2016    
   
HB 2595 Schools/safe technology use Ortiz-Self H Education 1/15/2016   SB 6273(S2nd Reading)
   
HB 2646 Retirement system defaults Ormsby H Approps 1/18/2016 2/4/2016  
  Feb 4 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
HB 2671 Early learning agency def. Kagi H Rules R 2/2/2016 1/29/2016 SB 6371(SRules 2)
  Jan 29 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 10:00 AM.
HB 2722 Small & limited public works Kochmar H Cap Budget 1/19/2016   SB 6393(SRules 2)
   
HB 2728 Reading coaches grants Stokesbary H Education 1/19/2016    
   
HB 2741 State & local fiscal agents Kuderer H Rules R 2/5/2016 2/2/2016 SB 6397(SRules 2)
  Feb 2 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Business & Financial Services at 8:30 AM.
HB 2742 School library materials Reykdal H Approps 1/20/2016    
   
HB 2748 Payment of attorneys’ fees Griffey H Judiciary 1/20/2016 2/2/2016  
  Feb 2 Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 10:00 AM.
HB 2782 Gender segregated facilities Klippert H Judiciary 1/20/2016    
   
HB 2933 Small works rosters Gregerson H Tech & Econ D 1/28/2016 2/4/2016  
  Feb 4 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Technology & Economic Development at 1:30 PM.
HB 2935 Gender seg. facility rules Van Werven H Judiciary 1/28/2016   SB 6443(SRules 2)
   
HB 2936 Public investments Senn H Approps 1/28/2016 2/4/2016 SB 6596(SWays & Means)
  Feb 4 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
2015 Senate Title Sponsor Status Date Hearing
Date
Companion Bills
SSB 5329 Public employee bargaining Braun S Rules 2 1/19/2016 2/4/2015  
  Feb 4 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.
SSB 5435 State deferred comp program Bailey S 2nd Reading 2/2/2016 2/23/2015  
  Feb 23 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.
SSB 5864 Annexed areas/sales & use tx Nelson H Finance 1/29/2016 2/27/2015 HB 1576(Hsubst for)
  Feb 27 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:45 PM.
SB 6000 Cnty legislative authorities Dansel S Rules 2 1/19/2016 2/19/2015  
  Feb 19 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.
SB 6129 District-based elections Roach S GovtOp&Sec 6/10/2015 2/4/2016  
  Feb 4 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 5:45 PM.
2016 Bills Title Sponsor Status Date Hearing
Date
Companion Bills
SB 6171 OPMA civil penalties Roach S Rules 2 1/29/2016 1/28/2016 HB 2353(HRules R)
  Jan 28 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.
SB 6197 Cybercrime Miloscia S Rules 2 1/26/2016 1/25/2016 HB 2375(HGen Govt & Inf)
  Jan 25 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 1:30 PM.
SB 6201 Supplemental capital budget Honeyford S Ways & Means 1/12/2016 1/14/2016 HB 2380(HCap Budget)
  Jan 14 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SSB 6211 Nonprofit homeownership dev. Dammeier S Rules 2 2/4/2016 2/3/2016  
  Feb 3 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SB 6233 Student freedom of express. Fain S Rules 2 2/3/2016 2/2/2016  
  Feb 2 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM.
SB 6246 Operating sup budget 2016 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2016 1/11/2016 HB 2376(HApprops)
  Jan 11 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SSB 6273 Schools/safe technology use Liias S 2nd Reading 2/2/2016 1/28/2016 HB 2595(HEducation)
  Jan 28 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM.
SB 6313 Rural library trustee appt. Fain S GovtOp&Sec 1/14/2016 1/25/2016 HB 2426(HRules R)
  Jan 25 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.
SB 6315 Local gov. modernization Roach S GovtOp&Sec 1/14/2016 2/4/2016  
  Feb 4 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 5:45 PM.
SSB 6319 Civil service qualifications Jayapal S Rules 2 1/28/2016 1/27/2016 HB 2543(HRules R)
  Jan 27 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 5:45 PM.
SB 6351 Firearms/public places Habib S Law & Justice 1/18/2016   HB 2460(HJudiciary)
   
SB 6371 Early learning agency def. Litzow S Rules 2 2/3/2016 2/2/2016 HB 2671(HRules R)
  Feb 2 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM.
SSB 6393 Small & limited public works Warnick S Rules 2 2/4/2016 2/3/2016 HB 2722(HCap Budget)
  Feb 3 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.
SB 6397 State & local fiscal agents Hill S Rules 2 2/4/2016 2/3/2016 HB 2741(HRules R)
  Feb 3 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SSB 6410 Public emp. union elections Hewitt S Ways & Means 2/4/2016 2/3/2016  
  Feb 3 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.
SB 6433 Forfeiting public pensions Bailey S Ways & Means 1/20/2016    
   
SB 6434 Garnishing public pensions Bailey S Ways & Means 1/20/2016    
   
SB 6435 Optional salary deferral Bailey S Ways & Means 1/20/2016    
   
SB 6443 Gender seg. facility rules Ericksen S Rules 2 1/28/2016 1/27/2016 HB 2935(HJudiciary)
  Jan 27 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 5:45 PM.
SB 6475 Health coverage through PEBB Dansel S Rules 2 2/4/2016 2/3/2016  
  Feb 3 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SB 6542 Personal info. disclosure Benton S Commerce and L 1/25/2016    
   
SSB 6548 Gender-segregated facilities Warnick S LAWDPS 2/4/2016 2/3/2016  
  Feb 3 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 5:30 PM.
SB 6596 Public investments Hill S Ways & Means 1/28/2016   HB 2936(HApprops)
   
SB 6615 Prevailing wage requirements Chase S Commerce and La 1/29/2016    
   
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Clippings February 5, 2016

February 5th, 2016 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Library Clippings for the week of February 5, 2016

Washington State Library News

The Washington State Library illuminates rural digital collections with visual mapping (OCLC, online, 1/26/16)

Library News

City Council seeks additional details about FVRL annexation (Camas-Washougal Post-Record, Camas, 1/12/16)

Vashon Friends of the Library looking to build on success, growth (The Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, Vashon, 1/13/16)

Turning the page on independence? (The Columbian, Vancouver, 1/14/16)
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Black History Month 2016

February 3rd, 2016 Rand Simmons Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public, Public Services No Comments »

Photo of publication cover - African Americans and WWII

African Americans and WW II. 50th Anniversary of World War II Commemorative Issue 1941-1945 – 1991-1995

 Federal Publications

United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration. United States. Congress. House. Office of History and Preservation. (2008). Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Washington: U.S. G.P.O.

The most comprehensive history available on the 121 African Americans who have served in Congress.Citation: United States., & United States. (2008). Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Washington: U.S. G.P.O.

Available at WSL! (Call ahead) Y 1.1/2:SERIAL 14904;
Online http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS106070

African American history. Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program, compiler. (1990). Available at WSL! Sudoc LC 1.54/3:AF 8/; online http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/browse/ListSome.php?category=African%20American%20History

African American odyssey Library of Congress. (1998). Available at WSL! Sudoc LC 1.2:OD 9

African Americans and WW II. (1994). Washington, D.C: Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Available at WSL! Sudoc D 1.2:Af 8

Afro-American life, history and culture. United States Information Agency. Library Programs Division. Collections Development Branch. (1985). Available at WSL!
Sudoc IA 1.27:Af 8

The Air Force integrates, 1945-1964. Gropman, Alan L., 1938-. (1978). Available at WSL! Sudoc D 301.2:IN 8/2/945-64/985

The Black experience in Natchez, 1720-1880: Natchez, National Historical Park, Mississippi. Davis, Ronald L. F. (1993).  Available at WSL! Sudoc I 29.88/5:B 56

Black Revolutionary War Patriots Memorial: Report (to accompany S.J. Res. 216). United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (1988). Available at WSL! Sudoc MICRO Y 1.1/5:100-288

Black soldier, white army: The 24th Infantry Regiment in Korea. Bowers, William T., 1946-. (1996). . Available at WSL! Sudoc D 114.2:B 56

The employment of Negro troops. Lee, Ulysses. (1966). Available at WSL!  Sudoc D114.17:N 31; online http://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/11-4/index.htm

 The invisible cryptologists: African Americans, WWII to 1956. Williams, Jeannette. (2001). Available at WSL! Call No. MICRO D 1.2:C 88/3; online http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS23465

Making it in 19th-century urban America: Another Philadelphia story. Brown, Bertram S. (1976) Available At WSL! Sudoc HE 20.8122/2:M 28

Pride, Progress, and Prospects. A History of the Marine Corps Efforts to Increase the Presence of African-American Officers (1970-1995). Davis, A. G. (1998).  Available at WSL! Sudoc D 214.13:AF 8

Promised land on the Solomon: Black settlement at Nicodemus, United States. National Park Service. Rocky Mountain Regional Office. (1986). Kansas. Available at WSL! Sudoc     I 29.2:So 4

Researching Black history at the National Archives: The Dr. Alexander T. Augusta Workshop. United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Volunteer and Tour Office. (1994). Available at WSL! (Request) Sudoc AE 1.102:H 62/4

The right to fight: African-American Marines in World War II. Nalty, Bernard C. (1995).  Available at WSL! Sudoc bD 214.14/4:AF 8

Separate and unequal: Race relations in the AAF during World War II. Osur, Alan M., 1941-. (2000) Available at WSL! Sudoc D 301.82/7:R 11

We shall overcome: historic places of the civil rights movement. (1998). Online but not at WSL: http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/text.htm#intro

State Publications

Website

African Americans in the Washington State Legislature. (n.d.). http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/africanamericans.aspx

Other Resources

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History announces the 2016 National Black History Theme Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories. https://asalh100.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/2016-executive-summary-hallowed-grounds.pdf.

Founders of Black History Month | Association for the Study of African American Life & History. (n.d.). http://asalh100.org/.

Everydayliving4blog

Vol 2 No 3

This publication was prepared by Rand Simmons, Federal Collection Project Executive Manager, with the assistance of Staci Phillips. For more information contact Rand, rand.simmons@sos.wa.gov.

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2016 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/29/2016

January 29th, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Updates No Comments »

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association Library Related Legislation. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog.

For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above.

Bill Title Sponsor Status Date Hearing
Date
Companion Bills
SHB 1008 Agency data practices audits Smith H Gen Govt & Info 1/11/2016 2/13/2015  
  Feb 13 Executive action taken in the House Committee on General Government & Information Technology at 8:00 AM.
2SHB 1106 Operating bdgt 2015, 2015-17 Hunter H Approps 1/11/2016 6/23/2015 SB 5077(Ssubst for)
  Jun 23 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.
2SHB 1107 Cultural & heritage programs Springer H Finance 1/11/2016 2/25/2015 SB 5463(Ssubst for)
  Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.
ESHB 1740 Health coverage through PEBB Appleton H Approps 1/11/2016 4/7/2015 SB 5731(SHealth Care)
  Apr 7 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 10:00 AM.
EHB 2084 State-required reports Hunter H Finance 1/11/2016 3/31/2015  
  Mar 31 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.
HB 2148 State auditor Chandler H Gen Govt & Inf 2/18/2015 2/2/2016  
  Feb 2 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on General Government & Information Technology at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)
ESHB 2156 Cities and counties/fiscal Reykdal H Finance 1/11/2016 6/8/2015  
  Jun 8 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 11:00 AM.
2016 Bills Title Sponsor Status Date Hearing
Date
Companion Bills
HB 2290 Public record request limits MacEwen H State Governme 1/11/2016 1/26/2016  
  Jan 26 Public hearing in the House Committee on State Government at 10:00 AM.
SHB 2296 Pub. facilities district tax Rossetti H Rules R 1/29/2016 1/26/2016  
  Jan 26 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 3:30 PM.
HB 2298 Domestic partnerships/PERS Moeller H Rules R 1/29/2016 1/25/2016  
  Jan 25 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
HB 2333 PERS plan choice Reykdal H Approps 1/11/2016    
   
HB 2353 OPMA civil penalties Hunt, S. H Rules R 1/29/2016 1/27/2016 SB 6171(SRules 2)
  Jan 27 Executive action taken in the House Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.
HB 2375 Cybercrime Magendanz H Public Safety 1/12/2016 1/29/2016 SB 6197(SRules 2)
  Jan 29 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Public Safety at 10:00 AM.
HB 2376 Operating sup budget 2016 Dunshee H Approps 1/12/2016 1/13/2016 SB 6246(SWays & Means)
  Jan 13 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
HB 2380 Supplemental capital budget Tharinger H Cap Budget 1/12/2016 1/15/2016 SB 6201(SWays & Means)
  Jan 15 Public hearing in the House Committee on Capital Budget at 8:00 AM.
SHB 2426 Rural library trustee appt. Fitzgibbon H Rules R 1/28/2016 1/26/2016 SB 6313(SGovtOp&Sec)
  Jan 26 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM.
HB 2427 Local gov. modernization Springer H Local Govt 1/13/2016 2/2/2016  
  Feb 2 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2460 Firearms/public places Walkinshaw H Judiciary 1/13/2016 1/21/2016 SB 6351(SLaw & Justice)
  Jan 21 Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM.
HB 2483 Child sex exploit./subpoenas Sawyer H Judiciary 1/13/2016 2/2/2016  
  Feb 2 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2488 Academic bill of rights Manweller H Hi Ed 1/14/2016 2/3/2016  
  Feb 3 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 2511 Child care center licensing Pike H Erly Lrn/H Svc 1/14/2016 1/29/2016  
  Jan 29 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 10:00 AM.
SHB 2532 Access to library services Kilduff H Rules R 1/25/2016 1/20/2016  
  Jan 20 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Local Government at 8:00 AM.
HB 2543 Civil service qualifications Stokesbary H Labor & Workpl 1/14/2016 2/2/2016 SB 6319(SRules 2)
  Feb 2 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 2557 Unused shared leave return Hunt, S. H State Governme 1/14/2016 2/2/2016  
  Feb 2 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on State Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2576 Local agency public records McBride H Local Govt 1/15/2016 1/28/2016  
  Jan 28 Public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM.
HB 2589 Gender-segregated facilities Hunt, G. H Judiciary 1/15/2016    
   
HB 2595 Schools/safe technology use Ortiz-Self H Education 1/15/2016   SB 6273(SRules 2)
   
HB 2597 School sexual abuse plans Orwall H Education 1/15/2016 2/1/2016  
  Feb 1 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 2646 Retirement system defaults Ormsby H Approps 1/18/2016 1/28/2016  
  Jan 28 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
HB 2671 Early learning agency def. Kagi H Erly Lrn/H Svc 1/18/2016 1/29/2016 SB 6371(SEL/K-12)
  Jan 29 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 10:00 AM.
HB 2722 Small & limited public works Kochmar H Cap Budget 1/19/2016   SB 6393(SCommerce and L)
   
HB 2728 Reading coaches grants Stokesbary H Education 1/19/2016    
   
HB 2741 State & local fiscal agents Kuderer H Bus & Fin Svcs 1/19/2016 2/2/2016 SB 6397(SWays & Means)
  Feb 2 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Business & Financial Services at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2742 School library materials Reykdal H Approps 1/20/2016    
   
HB 2748 Payment of attorneys’ fees Griffey H Judiciary 1/20/2016 2/2/2016  
  Feb 2 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2782 Gender segregated facilities Klippert H Judiciary 1/20/2016    
   
HB 2933 Small works rosters Gregerson H Tech & Econ D 1/28/2016 2/2/2016  
  Feb 2 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Technology & Economic Development at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2935 Gender seg. facility rules Van Werven H Judiciary 1/28/2016   SB 6443(SRules 2)
   
HB 2936 Public investments Senn H Approps 1/28/2016   SB 6596(SWays & Means)
   
2015 Senate Title Sponsor Status Date Hearing
Date
Companion Bills
SSB 5329 Public employee bargaining Braun S Rules 2 1/19/2016 2/4/2015  
  Feb 4 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.
SSB 5435 State deferred comp program Bailey S Rules 2 1/19/2016 2/23/2015  
  Feb 23 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.
SSB 5864 Annexed areas/sales & use tx Nelson H Finance 1/29/2016 2/27/2015 HB 1576(Hsubst for)
  Feb 27 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:45 PM.
SB 6129 District-based elections Roach S GovtOp&Sec 6/10/2015 1/28/2016  
  Jan 28 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.
2016 Senate Title Sponsor Status Date Hearing
Date
Companion Bills
SB 6171 OPMA civil penalties Roach S Rules 2 1/29/2016 1/28/2016 HB 2353(HRules R)
  Jan 28 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.
SB 6197 Cybercrime Miloscia S Rules 2 1/26/2016 1/25/2016 HB 2375(HPublic Safety)
  Jan 25 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 1:30 PM.
SB 6201 Supplemental capital budget Honeyford S Ways & Means 1/12/2016 1/14/2016 HB 2380(HCap Budget)
  Jan 14 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SB 6211 Nonprofit homeownership dev. Dammeier S Ways & Means 1/25/2016 2/2/2016  
  Feb 2 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)
SB 6233 Student freedom of express. Fain S EL/K-12 1/13/2016 1/21/2016  
  Jan 21 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM.
SB 6246 Operating sup budget 2016 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2016 1/11/2016 HB 2376(HApprops)
  Jan 11 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SSB 6273 Schools/safe technology use Liias S Rules 2 1/29/2016 1/28/2016 HB 2595(HEducation)
  Jan 28 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM.
SB 6313 Rural library trustee appt. Fain S GovtOp&Sec 1/14/2016 1/25/2016 HB 2426(HRules R)
  Jan 25 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.
SB 6315 Local gov. modernization Roach S GovtOp&Sec 1/14/2016 1/28/2016  
  Jan 28 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.
SSB 6319 Civil service qualifications Jayapal S Rules 2 1/28/2016 1/27/2016 HB 2543(HLabor & Workpl)
  Jan 27 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 5:45 PM.
SB 6351 Firearms/public places Habib S Law & Justice 1/18/2016   HB 2460(HJudiciary)
   
SB 6371 Early learning agency def. Litzow S EL/K-12 1/18/2016 1/28/2016 HB 2671(HErly Lrn/H Svc)
  Jan 28 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM.
SB 6393 Small & limited public works Warnick S Commerce and L 1/19/2016 1/27/2016 HB 2722(HCap Budget)
  Jan 27 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.
SB 6397 State & local fiscal agents Hill S Ways & Means 1/19/2016 1/26/2016 HB 2741(HBus & Fin Svcs)
  Jan 26 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SB 6410 Public emp. union elections Hewitt S Commerce and L 1/20/2016 2/1/2016  
  Feb 1 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
SB 6433 Forfeiting public pensions Bailey S Ways & Means 1/20/2016    
   
SB 6434 Garnishing public pensions Bailey S Ways & Means 1/20/2016    
   
SB 6435 Optional salary deferral Bailey S Ways & Means 1/20/2016    
   
SB 6443 Gender seg. facility rules Ericksen S Rules 2 1/28/2016 1/27/2016 HB 2935(HJudiciary)
  Jan 27 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 5:45 PM.
SB 6475 Health coverage through PEBB Dansel S Ways & Means 1/21/2016 1/25/2016  
  Jan 25 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SB 6542 Personal info. disclosure Benton S Commerce and L 1/25/2016    
   
SB 6548 Gender-segregated facilities Warnick S Law & Justice 1/26/2016 2/1/2016  
  Feb 1 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
SB 6596 Public investments Hill S Ways & Means 1/28/2016   HB 2936(HApprops)
   
SB 6615 Prevailing wage requirements Chase S Commerce and La 1/29/2016    
   
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Clippings January 29, 2016

January 29th, 2016 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Library Clippings for the week of January 29, 2016

Library News

New Little Free Library opens to community in Snoqualmie (Snoqualmie Valley Record, Snoqualmie, 1/6/16)

Library system sets check-out record (The Wenatchee World, Wenatchee, 1/7/16)

Digital archives increase with partnership (The Daily Evergreen, Pullman, 1/11/16)

Timberland Library business manager charged in King County prostitution sting (The Chronicle, Centralia, 1/12/16)

Olympia man charged in prostitution sting (The Olympian, Olympia, 1/13/16)
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Rand’s new position – Federal Collection Executive Manager

January 28th, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Federal and State Publications, For Libraries, For the Public No Comments »

DSCN2084You have no doubt heard that Rand Simmons has moved to a new position in the State Library.  His new role is “Federal Collection Executive Manager” a job title certainly, but not really a job description.  So this intrepid reporter decided to dig a little deeper and learn just what exciting things are unfolding with this new State Library initiative.   Wow, Rand has his work cut out.

A little background.  The Washington State Library (WSL) is the Federal Regional Depository Library for Washington and Alaska.  This means we are obliged to collect and maintain ALL the federal documents distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program and allow all the libraries and citizens within our region to access them.

What is a federal document you ask? A working definition might be “a publication of a federal agency, congress, or the courts.”  Guess what, after years of collecting, even though many of the federal documents are housed off site, we are running out of space at the State Library.

In addition to WSL’s collection there are 25 Selective Depositories scattered around these two states, which house smaller collections chosen specifically for their users.  Some of the libraries also house pieces of the regional collection on behalf of the State Library.  Rand is working with the selective depositories, using a model developed at the Oregon State Library, to have them take increased responsibility for parts of the regional collection. The regional collection would be distributed among at least five selective depository libraries and the State Library. “This is a model we have wanted to put into place for at least five years,” Crystal Lentz, Regional Federal Depository Library Coordinator, observed.

To give an example of how the Shared Regional Collection would work, WSU has offered to be responsible for documents about Agriculture.  The WSL, as the regional depository, must comply with certain regulations regarding the regional collection and when libraries like WSU partner with us, they will agree to comply with the same regulations.  The regulations will mean less flexibility for the libraries to discard items from within their federal collection.  Regional collection items generally cannot be discarded, except under very specific circumstances, while items received as part of a selective depository collection can be discarded after 5 years.   As you can imagine this will be a slow process with many moving parts and many individuals involved but it is really a key for all of these libraries, including WSL, to have a well-managed, comprehensive federal documents collection for the people of Washington and Alaska. Rand and Crystal are working together with these libraries to develop housing agreements (contracts) that will identify the expectations and obligations to which all parties will comply.

Another piece of Rand’s job is to work towards providing online public access to all federal documents through digitization.  This is a complex project. While some of the State Library’s federal collection is cataloged many older documents are not.  Crystal noted that “many depository libraries are in the same situation of not knowing how many federal publications they have. Even the Government Publishing Office cannot tell us what is included in a comprehensive collection. We have well over a million items. How much more is the mystery.”

Rand describes the project as having two major steps: 1) inventory and catalog pieces of the collection that have been selected for digitization and 2) digitize publications that cannot be accessed online.  Two simple steps that equal a rather daunting project.

First we have to determine exactly what we have/don’t have. Because the Washington State Library was created as a federal territorial library we have been collecting federal publications for a long time. Documents are received in print (paper), on microfiche or other mediums such as DVD, and electronically.

Inventory, cataloging and digitization are parts of making the regional collection visible and available to our “virtual” customers – those who want and need these publications but who are not able to be walk-in customers or able to borrow items through interlibrary loan. The project is labor intensive and will require resources not currently available including a larger staff.  Rand stated, “We don’t want to catalog and digitize publications that other libraries have done.” Unfortunately there is no single place to search to learn which documents have already been digitized by other institutions.

You get the picture.  Before we can even begin the digitization of the documents there is a lot of leg work to be done. Despite hurdles to be jumped Secretary Wyman has stressed the importance of making our federal publications more available to a wider audience than they are now.  The Secretary of State’s office has the goal to become a national leader in the digitization of the Federal Documents collection.  The key is digitizing these publication so they are available to people through the Internet.  While the process will take time it has now become a priority for our leadership and we look forward to seeing the project unfold.

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2016 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/21/2016

January 23rd, 2016 Jeff Martin Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Updates No Comments »

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association Library Related Legislation. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog.

For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above.

 

  Library Tracker 1-21-2016            
Bill Title  Sponsor Status Date Hrg Date Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion Bills
2SHB 1106 Operating bdgt 2015, 2015-17 Hunter H Approps 1/11/2016 6/23/2015 Jun 23 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. SB 5077(Ssubst for)
2SHB 1107 Cultural & heritage programs Springer H Finance 1/11/2016 2/25/2015 Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. SB 5463(Ssubst for)
ESHB 1740 Health coverage through PEBB Appleton H Approps 1/11/2016 4/7/2015 Apr 7 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 10:00 AM. SB 5731(SHealth Care)
EHB 2084 State-required reports Hunter H Finance 1/11/2016 3/31/2015 Mar 31 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.  
2016              
HB 2290 Public record request limits MacEwen H State Governme 1/11/2016 1/26/2016 Jan 26 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on State Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
HB 2296 Pub. facilities district tax Rossetti H Finance 1/11/2016 1/26/2016 Jan 26 Scheduled for executive session in the House  Committee on Finance at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 2298 Domestic partnerships/PERS Moeller H Approps 1/11/2016 1/21/2016 Jan 21 Scheduled for executive session in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 2333 PERS plan choice Reykdal H Approps 1/11/2016      
HB 2353 OPMA civil penalties Hunt, S. H State Governme 1/11/2016 1/12/2016 Jan 12 Public hearing in the House  Committee on State Government at 10:00 AM. SB 6171(SGovtOp&Sec)
HB 2375 Cybercrime Magendanz H Public Safety 1/12/2016 1/29/2016 Jan 29 Scheduled for executive session in the House  Committee on Public Safety at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) SB 6197(SLaw & Justice)
HB 2376 Operating sup budget 2016 Dunshee H Approps 1/12/2016 1/13/2016 Jan 13 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. SB 6246(SWays & Means)
HB 2380 Supplemental capital budget Tharinger H Cap Budget 1/12/2016 1/15/2016 Jan 15 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Capital Budget at 8:00 AM. SB 6201(SWays & Means)
HB 2426 Rural library trustee appt. Fitzgibbon H Local Govt 1/13/2016 1/21/2016 Jan 21 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) SB 6313(SGovtOp&Sec)
HB 2427 Local gov. modernization Springer H Local Govt 1/13/2016 1/21/2016 Jan 21 Scheduled for executive session in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 2460 Firearms/public places Walkinshaw H Judiciary 1/13/2016 1/21/2016 Jan 21 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) SB 6351(SLaw & Justice)
HB 2483 Child sex exploit./subpoenas Sawyer H Judiciary 1/13/2016      
HB 2488 Academic bill of rights Manweller H Hi Ed 1/14/2016 1/27/2016 Jan 27 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Higher Education at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 2511 Child care center licensing Pike H Erly Lrn/H Svc 1/14/2016 1/26/2016 Jan 26 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
SHB 2532 Access to library services Kilduff H LGDPS 1/20/2016 1/20/2016 Jan 20 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Local Government at 8:00 AM.  
HB 2543 Civil service qualifications Stokesbary H Labor & Workpl 1/14/2016 1/25/2016 Jan 25 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) SB 6319(SCommerce and L)
HB 2557 Unused shared leave return Hunt, S. H State Governme 1/14/2016 1/28/2016 Jan 28 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on State Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 2576 Local agency public records McBride H Local Govt 1/15/2016 1/28/2016 Jan 28 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 2589 Gender-segregated facilities Hunt, G. H Judiciary 1/15/2016      
HB 2595 Schools/safe technology use Ortiz-Self H Education 1/15/2016     SB 6273(SEL/K-12)
HB 2597 School sexual abuse plans Orwall H Education 1/15/2016      
HB 2646 Retirement system defaults Ormsby H Approps 1/18/2016 1/28/2016 Jan 28 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 2671 Early learning agency def. Kagi H Erly Lrn/H Svc 1/18/2016 1/26/2016 Jan 26 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Early Learning & Human Services at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change) SB 6371(SEL/K-12)
HB 2722 Small & limited public works Kochmar H Cap Budget 1/19/2016     SB 6393(SCommerce and L)
HB 2728 Reading coaches grants Stokesbary H Education 1/19/2016      
HB 2741 State & local fiscal agents Kuderer H Bus & Fin Svcs 1/19/2016 1/27/2016 Jan 27 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Business & Financial Services at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) SB 6397(SWays & Means)
HB 2742 School library materials Reykdal H Approps 1/20/2016      
HB 2748 Payment of attorneys’ fees Griffey H Judiciary 1/20/2016      
HB 2782 Gender segregated facilities Klippert H Judiciary 1/20/2016      
2015 Bills              
SSB 5329 Public employee bargaining Braun S Rules 2 1/19/2016 2/4/2015 Feb 4 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.  
SSB 5435 State deferred comp program Bailey S Rules 2 1/19/2016 2/23/2015 Feb 23 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.  
SSB 5864 Annexed areas/sales & use tx Nelson S 2nd Reading 1/20/2016 2/27/2015 Feb 27 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:45 PM. HB 1576(Hsubst for)
SB 6000 Cnty legislative authorities Dansel S Rules 2 1/19/2016 2/19/2015 Feb 19 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.  
2016              
SB 6171 OPMA civil penalties Roach S GovtOp&Sec 1/11/2016 1/14/2016 Jan 14 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. HB 2353(HState Governme)
SB 6197 Cybercrime Miloscia S Law & Justice 1/12/2016 1/18/2016 Jan 18 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Law & Justice at 2:30 PM. HB 2375(HPublic Safety)
SB 6201 Supplemental capital budget Honeyford S Ways & Means 1/12/2016 1/14/2016 Jan 14 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. HB 2380(HCap Budget)
SB 6211 Nonprofit homeownership dev. Dammeier S HumSer/MenHlth 1/13/2016 1/21/2016 Jan 21 Work session, executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Human Services, and Mental Health & Housing at 10:00 AM.  
SB 6233 Student freedom of express. Fain S EL/K-12 1/13/2016 1/21/2016 Jan 21 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM.  
SB 6246 Operating sup budget 2016 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2016 1/11/2016 Jan 11 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. HB 2376(HApprops)
SB 6273 Schools/safe technology use Liias S EL/K-12 1/13/2016 1/18/2016 Jan 18 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM. HB 2595(HEducation)
SB 6313 Rural library trustee appt. Fain S GovtOp&Sec 1/14/2016 1/25/2016 Jan 25 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) HB 2426(HLocal Govt)
SB 6315 Local gov. modernization Roach S GovtOp&Sec 1/14/2016 1/28/2016 Jan 28 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
SB 6319 Civil service qualifications Jayapal S Commerce and L 1/14/2016     HB 2543(HLabor & Workpl)
SB 6351 Firearms/public places Habib S Law & Justice 1/18/2016     HB 2460(HJudiciary)
SB 6371 Early learning agency def. Litzow S EL/K-12 1/18/2016     HB 2671(HErly Lrn/H Svc)
SB 6393 Small & limited public works Warnick S Commerce and L 1/19/2016 1/27/2016 Jan 27 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) HB 2722(HCap Budget)
SB 6397 State & local fiscal agents Hill S Ways & Means 1/19/2016     HB 2741(HBus & Fin Svcs)
SB 6410 Public emp. union elections Hewitt S Commerce and L 1/20/2016      
SB 6433 Forfeiting public pensions Bailey S Ways & Means 1/20/2016      
SB 6434 Garnishing public pensions Bailey S Ways & Means 1/20/2016      
SB 6435 Optional salary deferral Bailey S Ways & Means 1/20/2016      
SB 6475 Health coverage through PEBB Dansel S Ways & Means 1/21/2016      
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Clippings January 22, 2016

January 22nd, 2016 Marilyn Lindholm Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, Updates No Comments »

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Image courtesy North Pend Oreille Heritage collection

Library Clippings for the week of January 22, 2016

Library News

School winners: little libraries (The Herald, Snohomish, 12/21/15)

Stolen library DVDs worth $2,000 found (Stanwood/Camano News, Stanwood, 12/22/15)

biz bits: Good deeds
Waste Management presented a $1,500 donation on December 17 to the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. The donation was part of a collaboration between Waste Management and the Glassybaby White Light Fund. (The Herald, Everett, 12/21/15)

Leona Clarno leaves $20,000 to library (The Times, Waitsburg, 12/24/15)
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The Arbuckle Scandal in the Seattle Star

January 20th, 2016 Nono Burling Posted in Articles, Digital Collections, For Libraries, For the Public No Comments »

From the desk of Marlys Rudeen – Former Deputy State Librarian

The scandal surrounding Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle and the death of Virginia Rappe played into many of the anxieties of the general public in the early 1920’s.  Changing morals, the role of alcohol in American life, the growth of the movie industry and its effect on modern youth were all hot buttons that were pushed in the various inquiries and trials engendered by Miss Rappe’s death.  A movie actor beloved by all became one of the most excoriated men in America.  While many were genuinely scandalized by the glimpses of high life in the movie colony, they were also titillated by reading the sordid details, and enjoyed doing so in a proper morally indignant manner.  The Seattle Star joined in the circus with great enthusiasm. fatty 2

You can follow the story yourself at the Chronicling America web site at the Library of Congress.  Use the drop-down to choose 1921 or 1922 and then choose the issue using the calendar display.  I’ve tried to find citations to illustrate the growth of the story and have identified the issue dates and page numbers below.

Sept. 10, 1921

  1. p.14 “Movie Actress Dies Suddenly in Hotel!” The basic story is reported, and despite the exclamation point in the title, the tone is very civil, almost dry.  Arbuckle’s remarks are quoted straightforwardly, “At no time was I alone with Miss Rappe.  There were half a dozen people in the room all the time.”

Sept. 12, 1921

p. 1 By the 12th, the story has moved to the front page, as Arbuckle is charged with murder. A witness is named and we begin to see the common trappings of journalistic scandal as the witness, Mrs. Bambina Maude Delmont, collapses in court after swearing to the complaint.

Sept. 13, 1921

p.1 By the 13th, the case rates the main headline complete with a photo montage of Miss Rappe and Arbuckle captioned “Died after Wild Party”. The story reports the results of the inquest where the prosecutor refused to indict Arbuckle due to inconsistencies in witness testimony.

p. 14 Moral disapproval of movie people in general begins to come into the story as the article continues on the back page, with the news that “new evidence will be coming from Los Angeles where the public morals commission is said to be investigating alleged orgies in the motion picture community.”

Sept. 14, 1921

p.1 The 14th is a day of mixed messages. One the one hand the paper reports that Arbuckle is likely to be tried on the lesser charge of manslaughter though no firm decision has been reached.  On the other hand the paper can express its shock and dismay at the attention the case is getting and indulge in the rampant sentimentality of the time, “Women Pray, Drop Flowers by Coffin of Girl who dies in Orgy.”  It’s the traditional joining of titillation with finger wagging, and continues on p. 16 where it is reported, “The fact that two doctors were scheduled to give testimony of a nature which may be unprintable had not deterred probably a score of women and girls from taking seats among the spectators.”

Sept. 15, 1921

p. 16 “Women will aid prosecution” – In a puzzling move, the “San Francisco women’s vigilance committee has appointed a committee of 13 prominent club women to assist the district attorney in prosecuting Arbuckle.” The district attorney’s response is not reported.

Sept. 16, 1921

p.1 By the 16th the headline screams “Fatty Facing Murder Trial” and traces the steps in the legal process. Another article consists of an interview with his stepmother who remembers him as a lazy, irresponsible child who has never wanted any further contact with his family after leaving home. In yet another article, the comedian’s wife is described as speeding to his side to support him in proving his innocence.

p. 18 Articles begin to appear on the efforts to “clean up” Hollywood by refusing to employee actors who behave badly.

p.6 Also on the 16th, a popular feature writef, Fred Boalt weighs in with an opinion piece, mourning the fact that whatever happens to Arbuckle, he will never laugh at one of his pictures again – “It is much better that we – and the theatres – should consider Fatty Arbuckle actually and permanently dead.”

Sept. 17, 1921

p. 1 “Fatty’s Film Burned by Mob!” The Sept. 17th headline calls forth visions of mobs rampaging through Times Square perhaps. Actually a mob of “hundreds of persons” did attack a movie theatre and burn one of Arbuckle’s films – in Thermopolis, Wyoming.  No other mobs are reported.  There is also a photo montage of the “Women Witnesses in Arbuckle Case”, all looking mysterious and fashionable. fatty

The coverage continues on a daily basis with everyone putting forth a theory on Arbuckle’s actions:

Sept. 17, 1921

p. 14 “Liquor is to blame for it all.” Says comedian Charles Murphy.

Sept. 19, 1921

p. 1 “Arbuckle was poisoned by Freudian theory.” Theorizes Winona Wilcox (author of “Confessions of a War Bride”.)

Sept. 20, 1921

p. 5 “He’s just an overgrown boy,” from Minta Durfee, Arbuckle’s estranged wife who has rushed to his side in support.

The Arbuckle stories are bumped out of headlines for several days by the equally famous (in Seattle) Mahoney murder trial.  But they carry on reporting on the preliminary hearing.

Sept. 23, 1921

p.1 The committee of club women bent on assisting the district attorney have front-row seats reserved for them.

Sept. 27, 1921

p.1 Headlines are back on the 27th “Showgirl Hurls Charges at Arbuckle” as “pretty show girl,” Zey Pyvron accuses Fatty of torturing Miss Rappe with a piece of ice, saying “That will make her come to.”

Nov. 28, 1921

Arbuckle’s actual murder trial begins in Nov. 1921, and Arbuckle’s testimony is reported extensively.

Dec. 2, 1921

p. 1 “Arbuckle soon to hear fate!” The crowds continue to attend and the final arguments and one of the defense witnesses is poisoned by a middle-aged man thought to be a crank.

Dec. 5, 1921

p.1 The trial ends with a hung jury and charges of attempted jury intimidation will be investigated.

Roscoe Arbuckle will go through two more trials as a result of Miss Rappe’s death.  The second trial runs from Jan. 11 to Feb. 3, 1922 and again ends in a hung jury.  Coverage is fairly perfunctory.

Jan. 27, 1922

p.7 The defense has rested their case without calling Arbuckle to the stand, evidently feeling they had a strong case.

Feb. 3, 1922

p.1 But again the trial ends with a hung jury, with 10 jurors arguing for conviction.

The third trial runs from Mar. 13 through April 12, 1922 and it’s difficult to find much coverage at all.  There are mostly small articles on p. 7 or 8.

Mar. 22, 1922

p. 8 A brief article notes that Arbuckle’s attorney have adopted a much more aggressive stance in the courtroom.

Apr. 13, 1922

p. 7 The third trial ends in a definitive acquittal – “Edward Brown, foreman of the jury, issued a statement asserting that a great injustice had been done Arbuckle, and wishing him success.” Unfortunately the vindication comes much too late to salvage his film career.

Given that Seattle is an urban environment, I was curious to see if a rural community would demonstrate the same level of interest in the case.  I searched mightily thru the Pullman Herald for any comparable coverage – nothing.  Other than movie ads printed prior to the scandal, the only mention of Arbuckle was the reprinting of a small editorial from the Moscow Star-Mirror on Dec. 29, 1922 after Arbuckle’s acquittal in his third trial.  It basically took the stance that he might have been acquitted, but no one wanted him around anymore, and that his screen persona was too far removed from his personal life to be attractive to audiences. (Pullman herald., December 29, 1922, Page 6)

The Seattle Star was digitized through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities under the National Digital Newspaper Program.  The Star and many other American newspapers can be found online at Chronicling America at the Library of Congress.

Additional newspapers for Washington can be found at Historic Newspapers at the Washington State Library’s web site.  The State Library is a Division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

 

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2016 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/15/2016

January 15th, 2016 Jeff Martin Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, Updates No Comments »

Courtesy of the Legislative Planning Committee, Washington Library Association Library Related Legislation. The Washington Library Association (WLA) tracks state legislative activity that will potentially affect Washington Libraries. Their tracker is posted weekly on this blog.

For information on the legislative process or becoming involved, see the WLA site referenced above.

 

  Library Tracker 1-15-2016  FRI            
Bill Title Sponsor Status Date Hrg Date Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion
SHB 1008 Agency data practices audits Smith H Gen Govt & Info 1/11/2016 2/13/2015 Feb 13 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on General Government & Information Technology at 8:00 AM.  
2SHB 1106 Operating bdgt 2015, 2015-17 Hunter H Approps 1/11/2016 6/23/2015 Jun 23 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. SB 5077(Ssubst for)
2SHB 1107 Cultural & heritage programs Springer H Finance 1/11/2016 2/25/2015 Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. SB 5463(Ssubst for)
HB 1133 Public utility tax, counties Tharinger H Local Govt 1/14/2015 1/22/2015 Jan 22 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM.  
ESHB 1740 Health coverage through PEBB Appleton H Approps 1/11/2016 4/7/2015 Apr 7 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 10:00 AM. SB 5731(SHealth Care)
EHB 2084 State-required reports Hunter H Finance 1/11/2016 3/31/2015 Mar 31 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM.  
ESHB 2156 Cities and counties/fiscal Reykdal H Finance 1/11/2016 6/8/2015 Jun 8 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Finance at 11:00 AM.  
2016 Bills              
HB 2290 Public record request limits MacEwen H State Governme 1/11/2016      
HB 2296 Pub. facilities district tax Rossetti H Finance 1/11/2016 1/15/2016 Jan 15 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.  
HB 2298 Domestic partnerships/PERS Moeller H Approps 1/11/2016 1/20/2016 Jan 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 2333 PERS plan choice Reykdal H Approps 1/11/2016      
HB 2353 OPMA civil penalties Hunt, S. H State Governme 1/11/2016 1/12/2016 Jan 12 Public hearing in the House  Committee on State Government at 10:00 AM.  
HB 2375 Cybercrime Magendanz H Public Safety 1/12/2016 1/20/2016 Jan 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Public Safety at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) SB 6197(SLaw & Justice)
HB 2380 Supplemental capital budget Tharinger H Cap Budget 1/12/2016 1/15/2016 Jan 15 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Capital Budget at 8:00 AM. SB 6201(SWays & Means)
HB 2426 Rural library trustee appt. Fitzgibbon H Local Govt 1/13/2016     SB 6313(SGovtOp&Sec)
HB 2427 Local gov. modernization Springer H Local Govt 1/13/2016 1/19/2016 Jan 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
HB 2460 Firearms/public places Walkinshaw H Judiciary 1/13/2016 1/21/2016 Jan 21 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) SB 6351()
HB 2483 Child sex exploit./subpoenas Sawyer H Judiciary 1/13/2016      
HB 2488 Academic bill of rights Manweller H Hi Ed 1/14/2016      
HB 2511 Child care center licensing Pike H Erly Lrn/H Svc 1/14/2016      
HB 2532 Access to library services Kilduff H Local Govt 1/14/2016 1/19/2016 Jan 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
HB 2543 Civil service qualifications Stokesbary H Labor & Workpl 1/14/2016     SB 6319(SCommerce and L)
HB 2557 Unused shared leave return Hunt, S. H State Governme 1/14/2016      
HB 2576 Local agency public records McBride H Local Govt 1/15/2016      
HB 2589 Gender-segregated facilities Hunt, G. H Judiciary 1/15/2016      
HB 2595 Schools/safe technology use Ortiz-Self H Education 1/15/2016     SB 6273(SEL/K-12)
HB 2597 School sexual abuse plans Orwall H Education 1/15/2016      
2015 Senate              
2016 Bills              
SB 6171 OPMA civil penalties Roach S GovtOp&Sec 1/11/2016 1/14/2016 Jan 14 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. HB 2353(HState Governme)
SB 6197 Cybercrime Miloscia S Law & Justice 1/12/2016 1/18/2016 Jan 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Law & Justice at 2:30 PM. (Subject to change) HB 2375(HPublic Safety)
SB 6201 Supplemental capital budget Honeyford S Ways & Means 1/12/2016 1/14/2016 Jan 14 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. HB 2380(HCap Budget)
SB 6211 Nonprofit homeownership dev. Dammeier S HumSer/MenHlth 1/13/2016 1/14/2016 Jan 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Human Services and Mental Health & Housing at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
SB 6233 Student freedom of express. Fain S EL/K-12 1/13/2016 1/21/2016 Jan 21 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
SB 6246 Operating sup budget 2016 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2016     HB 2376(HApprops)
SB 6273 Schools/safe technology use Liias S EL/K-12 1/13/2016 1/18/2016 Jan 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) HB 2595(HEducation)
SB 6313 Rural library trustee appt. Fain S GovtOp&Sec 1/14/2016     HB 2426(HLocal Govt)
SB 6315 Local gov. modernization Roach S GovtOp&Sec 1/14/2016      
SB 6319 Civil service qualifications Jayapal S Commerce and L 1/14/2016     HB 2543(HLabor & Workpl)
SJR 8203 Prop tx valuation base years Sheldon S Ways & Means 1/23/2015      
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