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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/23/2015

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 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 Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion 
HB 1008 Agency data practices audits Smith H Gen Govt & Inf 1/12/2015 Jan 30 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Gen Govt & Info Tech at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1079 Joint utilization contracts Kochmar H State Governme 1/12/2015 Jan 21 Public hearing in the House  Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM. SB 5348(SGovtOp&StSec)
HB 1086 Public record commercial use Moeller H State Governme 1/12/2015 Jan 20 Public hearing in the House  Committee on State Government at 10:00 AM.  
HB 1105 Operating sup budget 2015 Hunter H Approps 1/12/2015 Jan 26 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change) SB 5076(SWays & Means)
HB 1106 Operating budget 2015-2017 Hunter H Approps 1/12/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. SB 5077(SWays & Means)
HB 1107 Cultural & heritage programs Springer H Comm Dev, Hous 1/12/2015 Jan 20 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM. SB 5463(SWays & Means)
HB 1133 Public utility tax, counties Tharinger H Local Govt 1/14/2015 Jan 22 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM.  
HB 1168 Retiree return-to-work/PERS Ormsby H Approps 1/14/2015 Jan 29 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change) SB 5211(SWays & Means)
HB 1189 City, district publ. records Hunt, S. H Local Govt 1/15/2015 Jan 27 Scheduled for executive session in the House  Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1250 Notice and review processes Holy H Local Govt 1/16/2015 Jan 27 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) SB 5138(SGovtOp&StSec)
HB 1251 Emergency med services levy Van De Wege H Finance 1/16/2015 Jan 23 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.  
HB 1322 State retirement plans Reykdal H Approps 1/19/2015 Jan 29 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1331 School library & tech progs Muri H Education 1/19/2015   SB 5294(SEL/K-12)
HB 1374 Agency contract information Taylor H Judiciary 1/19/2015    
HB 1425 Advisory committees, etc. Pollet H State Governme 1/20/2015    
HB 1542 PERS, TRS, SERS/earlier ages Hunt, S. H Approps 1/22/2015   SB 5473(SWays & Means)
HB 1615 Postretirement employment Appleton H Approps 1/23/2015   SB 5545(SWays & Means)
             
SB 5076 Operating sup budget 2015 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2015   HB 1105(HApprops)
SB 5077 Operating budget 2015-2017 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. HB 1106(HApprops)
SB 5138 Notice and review processes Roach S GovtOp&StSec 1/14/2015 Jan 20 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & State Security at 10:00 AM. HB 1250(HLocal Govt)
SB 5211 Retiree return-to-work/PERS Bailey S Ways & Means 1/15/2015   HB 1168(HApprops)
SB 5226 Public sector union finances Becker S Commerce and L 1/15/2015 Jan 26 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate  Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
SB 5294 School library & tech progs McAuliffe S EL/K-12 1/19/2015 Jan 27 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) HB 1331(HEducation)
SB 5329 Public employee bargaining Braun S Commerce and La 1/19/2015 Jan 26 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
SB 5348 Joint utilization contracts Miloscia S GovtOp&StSec 1/20/2015 Jan 29 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & State Security at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) HB 1079(HState Governme)
SB 5463 Cultural & heritage programs Hill S Ways & Means 1/22/2015   HB 1107(HComm Dev, Hous)
SB 5466 PEBB benefits eligibility Becker S Ways & Means 1/22/2015    
SB 5473 PERS, TRS, SERS/earlier ages Chase S Ways & Means 1/22/2015   HB 1542(HApprops)
SB 5525 Property taxes Sheldon S Ways & Means 1/23/2015    
SB 5533 Electronic data, charges for Hobbs S GovtOp&StSec 1/23/2015    
SB 5545 Postretirement employment McAuliffe S Ways & Means 1/23/2015   HB 1615(HApprops)
SJR 8203 Prop tx valuation base years Sheldon S Ways & Means 1/23/2015    

2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/16/2015

Friday, January 16th, 2015 Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, News, 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 1-16-2015          
Bill Title  Sponsor Status Date Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion Bills
HB 1008 Agency data practices audits Smith H Gen Govt & Inf 1/12/2015    
HB 1013 County legislative meetings Appleton H LGDP 1/15/2015 Jan 15 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM.  
HB 1086 Public record commercial use Moeller H State Governme 1/12/2015 Jan 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on State Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1105 Operating sup budget 2015 Hunter H Approps 1/12/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. SB 5076(SWays & Means)
HB 1106 Operating budget 2015-2017 Hunter H Approps 1/12/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. SB 5077(SWays & Means)
HB 1107 Cultural & heritage programs Springer H Comm Dev, Hous 1/12/2015 Jan 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1133 Public utility tax, counties Tharinger H Local Govt 1/14/2015 Jan 22 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1168 Retiree return-to-work/PERS Ormsby H Approps 1/14/2015   SB 5211(SWays & Means)
HB 1189 City, district publ. records Hunt, S. H Local Govt 1/15/2015 Jan 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1250 Notice and review processes Holy H Local Govt 1/16/2015   SB 5138(SGovtOp&StSec)
HB 1251 Emergency med services levy Van De Wege H Finance 1/16/2015    
             
SB 5076 Operating sup budget 2015 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2015   HB 1105(HApprops)
SB 5077 Operating budget 2015-2017 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. HB 1106(HApprops)
SB 5109 Infrastructure/local govt Brown S Trade & Economi 1/14/2015    
SB 5138 Notice and review processes Roach S GovtOp&StSec 1/14/2015 Jan 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & State Security at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) HB 1250(HLocal Govt)
SB 5211 Retiree return-to-work/PERS Bailey S Ways & Means 1/15/2015   HB 1168(HApprops)

Why Do We Need a State Library?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public, Institutional Library Services, Library 21 Initiative, News, Public Services, State Library Collections, Washington Talking Book and Braille Library | No Comments »


Slice of Advocate headerTo quote a prominent library administrator: “Every library is designed to serve a specific community:

  • Public libraries serve the people of a specific city or county.
  • Academic libraries serve the faculty, staff, and students of a specific college or university.
  • School libraries serve the students and teachers of a specific school.
  • Medical libraries serve doctors, nurses, and patients at a specific hospital.
  • Law libraries serve the attorneys and staff of a specific law firm.

Each library is designed to add value to the specific community that it serves.”

The Washington State Library (WSL) is none of the above. Its broad mission is to collect and preserve materials of value for the entire State of Washington.

This theme is developed in the current issue of the WLFFTA newsletter, the Advocate. WLFFTA stands for Washington Library Friends, Foundations, Trustees & Advocates, and is an interest group of the Washington Library Association.

The current issue of the Advocate focuses on the Washington State Library and some of its key services and programs. It also highlights the precarious budget situation in which the State Library currently finds itself. Read the entire newsletter at http://sos.wa.gov/q/AF2014.

 

2014 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 03/07/2014

Monday, March 10th, 2014 Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, 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 Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion
HB 1264 Fire district mergers Haigh H Spkr Signed 3/7/2014 Feb 27 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Governmental Operations at 5:30 PM.  
SHB 1298 Sunshine committee Springer S 2nd Reading 3/4/2014 Feb 27 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Governmental Operations at 5:30 PM. SB 5169(SRules X)
HB 1486 Fire protection authorities Fitzgibbon S 2nd Reading 3/4/2014 Feb 27 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Governmental Operations at 5:30 PM. SB 5331(SGovt Ops)
SHB 2018 State retirement systems Hunter S 2nd Reading 3/6/2014 Mar 3 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.  
SHB 2105 Govt agency meeting agendas Hawkins H Spkr Signed 3/7/2014 Feb 24 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.  
ESHB 2298 Capital projects/tech infra. Pike H Spkr Signed 3/7/2014 Feb 27 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.  
HB 2407 PERS/retiree return to work Ormsby S 2nd Reading 3/5/2014 Feb 27 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.  
             
ESB 5964 Public records and meetings Fain H Passed 3rd 3/7/2014 Feb 26 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 1:30 PM. HB 2121(Hsubst for)
SB 6059 Scanning public records Brown H Rules R 2/26/2014 Feb 26 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 1:30 PM.  
SSB 6105 School library info and tech McAuliffe H 2nd Reading 3/5/2014 Mar 1 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 9:00 AM. HB 2560(HEducation)
SB 6114 Local gov treasury practices Benton H 2nd Reading 3/3/2014 Feb 26 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Local Government at 8:00 AM.  
SB 6151 Cultural access authorities Hill S 2nd Reading 2/4/2014 Jan 30 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.  

 

2014 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 02/21/2014

Friday, February 21st, 2014 Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, 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 Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion
HB 1264 Fire district mergers Haigh S Govt Ops 2/11/2014 Feb 20 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SHB 1298 Sunshine committee Springer S Govt Ops 2/17/2014 Feb 25 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) SB 5169(SRules X)
HB 1486 Fire protection authorities Fitzgibbon S Govt Ops 2/11/2014 Feb 25 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) SB 5331(SGovt Ops)
ESHB 1654 Fire prot. service authority Riccelli S Commerce and La 2/17/2014 Mar 28 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
ESHB 1820 Avg. salary/pension purposes Bergquist S Ways & Means 2/19/2014 Feb 10 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM.
E2SHB 1960 Metropolitan park districts Seaquist S Govt Ops 2/19/2014 Feb 24 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
SHB 2018 State retirement systems Hunter S Ways & Means 2/14/2014 Apr 24 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SHB 2105 Govt agency meeting agendas Hawkins S Govt Ops 2/14/2014 Feb 24 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
SHB 2121 Public records and meetings Pollet S Govt Ops 2/14/2014 Feb 25 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) ESB 5964(HGovt Operation)
ESHB 2298 Capital projects/tech infra. Pike S Govt Ops 2/18/2014 Feb 27 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2407 PERS/retiree return to work Ormsby S Ways & Means 2/17/2014 Jan 21 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
ESB 5964 Public records and meetings Fain H Govt Operations 2/20/2014 Feb 25 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) HB 2121(Hsubst for)
SB 6059 Scanning public records Brown H Govt Operations 2/18/2014 Feb 25 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
SSB 6105 School library info and tech McAuliffe H Education 2/13/2014 Feb 26 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Education at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change) HB 2560(HEducation)
SB 6114 Local gov treasury practices Benton H Local Govt 2/19/2014 Feb 24 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)

2014 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 02/13/2014

Friday, February 14th, 2014 Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, 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 Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion Bills
SHB 1037 Public records cost recovery Moeller H Rules R 2/11/2014 Feb 7 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM.
SHB 1128 Local agency public records Takko H Rules R 2/12/2013 Feb 8 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM.
HB 1264 Fire district mergers Haigh S Govt Ops 2/11/2014 Feb 20 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
SHB 1298 Sunshine committee Springer H 2nd Reading 2/12/2014 Feb 5 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 1:30 PM. SB 5169(SRules X)
SHB 1418 Public records/hours Hunt, S. H Rules 3C 4/28/2013 Mar 18 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
HB 1486 Fire protection authorities Fitzgibbon S Govt Ops 2/11/2014 Mar 28 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. SB 5331(SGovt Ops)
SHB 1654 Fire prot. service authority Riccelli H 3rd Reading 1/20/2014 Mar 28 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SHB 1820 Avg. salary/pension purposes Bergquist H Rules R 2/11/2014 Feb 10 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM.
2SHB 1960 Metropolitan park districts Seaquist H Rules R 1/21/2014 Jan 16 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2018 State retirement systems Hunter H Passed 3rd 2/12/2014 Apr 24 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SHB 2105 Govt agency meeting agendas Hawkins H Passed 3rd 2/12/2014 Jan 22 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2121 Public records and meetings Pollet H Passed 3rd 2/12/2014 Jan 21 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 10:00 AM. SB 5964(SRules 2)
2SHB 2202 Open government data policy Carlyle H Rules R 2/11/2014 Feb 10 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM.
SHB 2298 Capital projects/tech infra. Pike H 2nd Reading 2/12/2014 Feb 3 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM.
HB 2407 PERS/retiree return to work Ormsby H 2nd Reading 2/12/2014 Jan 21 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
SHB 2428 Emer medical service levies Hunt, S. H Rules R 2/11/2014 Feb 11 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.
SSB 5013 Annexations Benton S Rules 2 1/17/2014 Jan 29 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SSB 5727 Prev wages/distressed county Braun S Rules 2 1/17/2014 Feb 18 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.
ESSB 5851 Defined contribution plan Bailey S 3rd Reading 2/4/2014 Feb 28 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.
SSB 5964 Public records and meetings Fain S Rules 2 2/7/2014 Feb 6 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. HB 2121(Hsubst for)
SB 6059 Scanning public records Brown S 2nd Reading 2/13/2014 Jan 30 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SSB 6105 School library info and tech McAuliffe H Education 2/13/2014 Jan 24 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM. HB 2560(HEducation)
SB 6114 Local gov treasury practices Benton S Rules 2 1/29/2014 Jan 28 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SB 6151 Cultural access authorities Hill S 2nd Reading 2/4/2014 Jan 30 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.

2014 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 02/07/2014

Friday, February 7th, 2014 Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, 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 Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion
SHB 1037 Public records cost recovery Moeller H Approps 2/21/2013 Feb 7 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 1264 Fire district mergers Haigh H Passed 3rd 2/7/2014
SHB 1298 Sunshine committee Springer H Rules R 2/5/2014 Feb 5 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 1:30 PM. SB 5169(SRules X)
HB 1486 Fire protection authorities Fitzgibbon H Passed 3rd 2/7/2014 SB 5331(SGovt Ops)
SHB 1654 Fire prot. service authority Riccelli H 3rd Reading 1/20/2014
HB 1820 Avg. salary/pension purposes Bergquist H Approps 2/11/2013 Feb 3 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
HB 1854 Annexations/public approval Schmick H Local Govt 2/12/2013 Jan 23 Public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM.
2SHB 1960 Metropolitan park districts Seaquist H Rules R 1/21/2014 Jan 16 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2105 Govt agency meeting agendas Hawkins H 2nd Reading 1/30/2014 Jan 22 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2121 Public records and meetings Pollet H Rules R 1/27/2014 Jan 21 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 10:00 AM. SB 5964(SRules 2)
SHB 2202 Open government data policy Carlyle H Approps 2/4/2014 Jan 31 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 8:00 AM.
HB 2212 Cultural access programs Springer H Finance 1/14/2014 Jan 23 Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM.
HB 2238 Paid vacation leave Tarleton H Labor/Work Dev 1/15/2014 Jan 24 Public hearing in the House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2298 Capital projects/tech infra. Pike H Rules R 2/5/2014 Feb 3 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM.
HB 2407 PERS/retiree return to work Ormsby H Rules R 1/27/2014 Jan 21 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
HB 2428 Emer medical service levies Hunt, S. H Finance 1/17/2014 Feb 10 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2522 Librarians/rural county dist Fitzgibbon H Local Govt 1/20/2014
HB 2560 School library info and tech Stonier H Education 1/21/2014 Feb 13 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change) SB 6105(S2nd Reading)
SHB 2681 Annexing/city sales & use tx Fitzgibbon H Finance 2/5/2014 Feb 10 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2710 Protection of workers Jinkins H Judiciary 1/28/2014 Feb 4 Public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM.
HB 2735 PERS member retirement age Robinson H Approps 1/29/2014
HB 2736 Deferred compensation prog. Sullivan H Approps 1/29/2014 Feb 3 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
SSB 5013 Annexations Benton S Rules 2 1/17/2014 Jan 29 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SSB 5727 Prev wages/distressed county Braun S Rules 2 1/17/2014 Feb 18 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.
ESSB 5851 Defined contribution plan Bailey S 3rd Reading 2/4/2014 Feb 28 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM.
SSB 5865 Fundraising purchases/use tx Roach S Rules X 1/20/2014 Apr 16 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 8:00 AM.
SB 5955 WA publicly owned trust Hasegawa S FI/Hous/Ins 1/13/2014 Jan 16 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Housing & Insurance at 1:30 PM.
SSB 5964 Public records and meetings Fain S Rules 2 2/7/2014 Feb 6 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. HB 2121(HRules R)
SB 6059 Scanning public records Brown S Rules 2 1/31/2014 Jan 30 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SSB 6105 School library info and tech McAuliffe S 2nd Reading 1/28/2014 Jan 24 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM. HB 2560(HEducation)
SB 6114 Local gov treasury practices Benton S Rules 2 1/29/2014 Jan 28 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SB 6151 Cultural access authorities Hill S 2nd Reading 2/4/2014 Jan 30 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SB 6308 Local govt employee bonuses Schoesler S Govt Ops 1/20/2014

2014 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/31/2014

Friday, January 31st, 2014 Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, 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 Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion
SHB 1037 Public records cost recovery Moeller H Approps 2/21/2013 Feb 3 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 1264 Fire district mergers Haigh H 2nd Reading 1/24/2014
SHB 1298 Sunshine committee Springer H Govt Operations 1/13/2014 Feb 5 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) SB 5169(SRules X)
HB 1486 Fire protection authorities Fitzgibbon H 3rd Reading 1/20/2014 SB 5331(SGovt Ops)
SHB 1654 Fire prot. service authority Riccelli H 3rd Reading 1/20/2014
HB 1820 Avg. salary/pension purposes Bergquist H Approps 2/11/2013 Feb 3 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 1854 Annexations/public approval Schmick H Local Govt 2/12/2013 Jan 23 Public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM.
2SHB 1960 Metropolitan park districts Seaquist H Rules R 1/21/2014 Jan 16 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2105 Govt agency meeting agendas Hawkins H 2nd Reading 1/30/2014 Jan 22 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2121 Public records and meetings Pollet H Rules R 1/27/2014 Jan 21 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 10:00 AM. SB 5964(SGovt Ops)
HB 2202 Open government data policy Carlyle H Exec Action 1/31/2014 Jan 31 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 8:00 AM.
HB 2212 Cultural access programs Springer H Finance 1/14/2014 Jan 23 Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM.
HB 2238 Paid vacation leave Tarleton H Labor/Work Dev 1/15/2014 Jan 24 Public hearing in the House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development at 1:30 PM.
HB 2298 Capital projects/tech infra. Pike H Local Govt 1/15/2014 Feb 3 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 2407 PERS/retiree return to work Ormsby H Rules R 1/27/2014 Jan 21 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
HB 2428 Emer medical service levies Hunt, S. H Finance 1/17/2014 Jan 28 Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.
HB 2522 Librarians/rural county dist Fitzgibbon H Local Govt 1/20/2014
HB 2560 School library info and tech Stonier H Education 1/21/2014 SB 6105(S2nd Reading)
HB 2681 Annexing/city sales & use tx Fitzgibbon H Local Govt 1/27/2014 Feb 3 Scheduled for public hearing and executive session in the House Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 2710 Protection of workers Jinkins H Judiciary 1/28/2014 Feb 4 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 2735 PERS member retirement age Robinson H Approps 1/29/2014
HB 2736 Deferred compensation prog. Sullivan H Approps 1/29/2014 Feb 3 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)
SSB 5013 Annexations Benton S Rules 2 1/17/2014 Jan 29 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SSB 5727 Prev wages/distressed county Braun S Rules 2 1/17/2014
SSB 5865 Fundraising purchases/use tx Roach S Rules X 1/20/2014
SB 5955 WA publicly owned trust Hasegawa S FI/Hous/Ins 1/13/2014 Jan 16 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Housing & Insurance at 1:30 PM.
SB 5964 Public records and meetings Fain S Govt Ops 1/13/2014 Jan 16 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. HB 2121(HRules R)
SB 6059 Scanning public records Brown S Rules 2 1/31/2014 Jan 30 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SSB 6105 School library info and tech McAuliffe S 2nd Reading 1/28/2014 Jan 24 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM. HB 2560(HEducation)
SB 6114 Local gov treasury practices Benton S Rules 2 1/29/2014 Jan 28 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SB 6151 Cultural access authorities Hill S Ways & Means 1/16/2014 Jan 30 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM.
SB 6308 Local govt employee bonuses Schoesler S Govt Ops 1/20/2014

2014 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/24/2014

Friday, January 24th, 2014 Posted in For Libraries, For the Public, News, 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 Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion Bills
HB 1486 Fire protection authorities Fitzgibbon H 3rd Reading 1/20/2014 Mar 28 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. SB 5331(SGovt Ops)
SHB 1654 Fire prot. service authority Riccelli H 3rd Reading 1/20/2014 Mar 28 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
HB 1854 Annexations/public approval Schmick H Local Govt 2/12/2013 Jan 23 Public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM.
2SHB 1960 Metropolitan park districts Seaquist H Rules R 1/21/2014 Jan 16 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2105 Govt agency meeting agendas Hawkins H GOEDPS 1/22/2014 Jan 22 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 1:30 PM.
SHB 2121 Public records and meetings Pollet H GOEDPS 1/21/2014 Jan 21 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 10:00 AM. SB 5964(SGovt Ops)
HB 2202 Open government data policy Carlyle H Govt Operation 1/13/2014 Jan 29 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 2212 Cultural access programs Springer H Finance 1/14/2014 Jan 23 Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM.
HB 2298 Capital projects/tech infra. Pike H Local Govt 1/15/2014 Jan 27 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 2407 PERS/retiree return to work Ormsby H APPDP 1/21/2014 Jan 21 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.
HB 2428 Emer medical service levies Hunt, S. H Finance 1/17/2014 Jan 28 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2522 Librarians/rural county dist Fitzgibbon H Local Govt 1/20/2014
HB 2560 School library info and tech Stonier H Education 1/21/2014 SB 6105(SEL/K-12)
SSB 5013 Annexations Benton S Rules 2 1/17/2014 Jan 29 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SSB 5727 Prev wages/distressed county Braun S Rules 2 1/17/2014 Feb 18 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.
SSB 5865 Fundraising purchases/use tx Roach S Rules X 1/20/2014 Apr 16 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 8:00 AM.
SB 5955 WA publicly owned trust Hasegawa S FI/Hous/Ins 1/13/2014 Jan 16 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Housing & Insurance at 1:30 PM.
SB 5964 Public records and meetings Fain S Govt Ops 1/13/2014 Jan 16 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. HB 2121(HGOEDPS)
SB 6059 Scanning public records Brown S Govt Ops 1/15/2014 Jan 23 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SB 6105 School library info and tech McAuliffe S EL/K-12 1/15/2014 Jan 24 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 8:00 AM. HB 2560(HEducation)
SB 6114 Local gov treasury practices Benton S Govt Ops 1/15/2014 Jan 27 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
SB 6151 Cultural access authorities Hill S Ways & Means 1/16/2014 Jan 28 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)
SB 6308 Local govt employee bonuses Schoesler S Govt Ops 1/20/2014

2014 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/17/2014

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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 Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion Bills
HB 1854 Annexations/public approval Schmick H Local Govt 2/12/2013 Jan 23 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
SHB 1960 Metropolitan park districts Seaquist H Exec Action 1/16/2014 Jan 16 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM.
HB 2105 Govt agency meeting agendas Hawkins H Govt Operation 1/13/2014 Jan 21 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2121 Public records and meetings Pollet H Govt Operation 1/13/2014 Jan 21 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) SB 5964(SGovt Ops)
HB 2202 Open government data policy Carlyle H Govt Operation 1/13/2014 Jan 24 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Government Operations & Elections at 8:00 AM. (Subject to change)
HB 2212 Cultural access programs Springer H Finance 1/14/2014 Jan 23 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 2298 Capital projects/tech infra. Pike H Local Govt 1/15/2014
HB 2407 PERS/retiree return to work Ormsby H Approps 1/16/2014 Jan 21 Scheduled for public hearing and executive session in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)
HB 2428 Emer medical service levies Hunt H Finance 1/17/2014
SSB 5013 Annexations Benton S Rules 2 1/17/2014 Jan 29 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM.
SSB 5727 Prev wages/distressed county Braun S Rules 2 1/17/2014 Feb 18 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor at 1:30 PM.
SB 5955 WA publicly owned trust Hasegawa S FI/Hous/Ins 1/13/2014 Jan 16 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Housing & Insurance at 1:30 PM.
SB 5964 Public records and meetings Fain S Govt Ops 1/13/2014 Jan 16 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. HB 2121(HGovt Operation)
SB 6059 Scanning public records Brown S Govt Ops 1/15/2014 Jan 23 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)
SB 6105 School library info and tech McAuliffe S EL/K-12 1/15/2014 Jan 22 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)
SB 6114 Local gov treasury practices Benton S Govt Ops 1/15/2014
SB 6151 Cultural access authorities Hill S Ways & Means 1/16/2014