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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

Tuesday, January 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 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

Profiles of Washington Territorial Librarians – Walter Newlin and James Ferry

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 Posted in Articles, For the Public, State Library Collections, WSL 160 | No Comments »


Newlin CatalogueWalter W. Newlin, 1879-1880

Born in Pennsylvania ca. 1841, Walter W. Newlin was living and working in Olympia as early as 1870 as a lawyer. Appointed Territorial Librarian in Aug. 1879 by Gov. Ferry, his tenure was brief but eventful. With Newlin, we see the first glimmer of the kind of librarian we recognize in modern times. His Oct. 1, 1879 report laments the lack of a catalog and the poor facilities. He brought in new shelving since books were stacked out in the halls. Walter solicited donations from members of the legal community and government agencies in an effort to upgrade the collection. He also published a bound catalog of the Library’s holdings in 1880, with this preface:

“TO THE PROFESSION:–Having no reliable data to go upon, the Librarian found great difficulty in distinguishing missing books from those which were never in the library, and marked as missing those where doubt existed. Those having missing books in their possession are earnestly requested to return the same, and information regarding any of them will be thankfully received.”

Newlin 1

By May 1880 he had been selected as the Register of the Land Office in Vancouver. His subsequent career took him to Walla Walla and King County. He was elected Prosecuting Attorney for King, Snohomish and Kitsap counties in 1888. He was accused of dismissing serious gambling indictments against brothers Frank and Charles Clancy during September of 1889, but was exonerated by a committee of the Washington State Bar Association. Walter Newlin died Nov. 28, 1889 while visiting his mother in Denver, Colorado.

James Peyre Ferry, 1880-1881

The son of Gov. Ferry, born Apr. 26, 1853 in Illinois, was no stranger to Olympia politics. Although it might be tempting to say his appointment to fill out the term of Newlin was the result of nepotism, he took the oath of office on May 19, 1880, which means he was probably named by the incoming Governor, William A. Newell. Ferry worked in the newspaper trade as a printer and compositor. He never married and always lived with family members. He died Nov. 23, 1914 in Seattle.

Profiles of Washington Territorial Librarians – Champion B. Mann

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 Posted in Articles, For the Public, WSL 160 | No Comments »


Champion B, Mann

Champion B, Mann

Longtime Olympia political fixture, C.B. Mann was born Nov. 2, 1844 in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Mann attended Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and graduated from Portland Business College before arriving in Olympia in March 1870.

He was assigned to the position of Territorial Librarian and served from Aug. 1 to Nov. 6, 1870. C.B. initially held the occupation of school teacher in Oregon and was chosen school district principal in Olympia at the same time he was Librarian.

A Republican, Mann held a variety of public offices: City Treasurer, County Treasurer, County Commissioner, and Olympia Mayor (1894-1895).

A bottle from C. B. Mann’s apothecary.

A bottle from C. B. Mann’s apothecary.

Later in life he was active in gathering historical and biographical data on the pioneers of Thurston County. In a sad coincidence, although in different states Mann and his only son, Claude, died almost simultaneously on October 19, 1929.

Mann was also the topic of an earlier blogpost here, “Digging Up History“.

[The Territorial Librarian profiles were compiled by Sean Lanksbury, Mary Schaff, Kim Smeenk, and Steve Willis]

Profiles of Washington Territorial Librarians – Sylvester Hill Mann, 1870

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Sylvester Hill Mann

He was born May 6, 1817 in upstate New York. Raised in Pennsylvania, Mann was a soldier in a volunteer unit during the Civil War in 1862-1863. His occupation as a Methodist minister took him all over the Pacific Northwest. The Mann family arrived in Oregon’s Willamette River Valley via the Isthmus route in 1864. By 1870 Rev. Mann was sent to Olympia, where he found himself appointed to fill out the Territorial Librarian term of the late Mr. Mabie. He took the oath of office June 21, 1870. As the June 20 issue of the Daily Pacific Tribune reported: “The decease of J.D. Mabie having left this office vacant, Acting Gov. Scott has appointed Rev. S.H. Mann to fill it until the next Legislature convenes. We heartily approve of this appointment, though it is questionable whether the new incumbent will be able to fill it for the unexpired term, as the next Methodist Conference will probably assign him to another field.” There was no “probably” about it. They did. To Seattle. By Aug. 1, his son, C.B. Mann, was taking the oath of office as his replacement. The roughly five weeks of Rev. Mann’s term might be a record for brevity in the office. He was sent to Seattle in 1870-1872, Steilacoom 1872-1874, and finally to Brownsville, Oregon in 1874. He died there Mar. 15, 1876. Considered “somewhat retiring,” his poor health was attributed to his involvement in the Civil War.

[The Territorial Librarian profiles were compiled by Sean Lanksbury, Mary Schaff, Kim Smeenk, and Steve Willis]