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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 3/27/2015

Friday, March 27th, 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.

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Washington State has a new library branch

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 Posted in Articles, For Libraries, For the Public | 1 Comment »


ritzvill2Washington State’s newest public library branch can be found inside the Lind-Ritzville Middle School located in Lind (Adams County). Guy Strot, Lind-Ritzville Middle School Principal, reached out to Ritzville Public Library Director Kylie Fullmer. He wanted the community to have access to the 25 computers and faster internet in the middle school library and for students and community members to have access to more library materials. He proposed a trade. The Ritzville Public Library could operate free of charge in the middle school library if the Ritzville Public Library would provide materials for adults and students. For the last few months the middle school library has been open to the public one evening a week. On the day library development consultants, Carolyn Petersen and Shirley Lewis visited, Mr. Strot proudly shared that the last week’s program had seen every one of the town’s 50 elementary aged children as well as many adults using the library’s computers and resources brought there from Ritzville Public Library.

ritzvilleMs. Fullmer  also reports that a part of their success is owed to an 8-week afterschool Crazy 8’s Math Club for kids in grades K-5. All supplies for this club are donated by the non-profit: Bedtime Math. Lego Club, craft-ernoons, and family story time are all popular too.  The library provides one-on-one computer help, device and eBook tech nights, and signs people up for the IT Academy. Three hours a week for all this, this new library branch must be humming!

This is the kind of library/community partnership success story we all love hearing. Three cheers and a BIG welcome to the Lind-Ritzville Middle School branch.

2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 3/13/2015

Friday, March 13th, 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 Original Sponsor Status Date HRG Date Latest Cmte Mtg Info Companion Bills
SHB 1105 Operating sup budget 2015 Hunter C 3 L 15 2/19/2015 2/9/2015 Feb 9 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. SB 5076(SWays & Means)
HB 1106 Operating budget 2015-2017 Hunter H Approps 1/12/2015 1/14/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. SB 5077(SWays & Means)
HB 1168 Retiree return-to-work/PERS Ormsby S Ways & Means 3/6/2015 2/5/2015 Feb 5 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. SB 5211(SRules 2G)
HB 1189 City, district publ. records Hunt, S. S GovtOp&Sec 3/6/2015 3/19/2015 Mar 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Government Operations & Security at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change)  
HB 1322 State retirement plans Reykdal S Ways & Means 3/5/2015 2/5/2015 Feb 5 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM.  
EHB 1513 Local infrastructure areas Springer S Trade & Economi 3/12/2015 2/23/2015 Feb 23 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.  
SHB 1576 Annexed areas/sales & use tx Fitzgibbon S Ways & Means 3/9/2015 2/25/2015 Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. SB 5864(S2nd Reading)
ESHB 1740 Health coverage through PEBB Appleton S Health Care 3/11/2015 2/25/2015 Feb 25 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. SB 5731(SHealth Care)
SHB 1919 Special elections, timing of Hunt, S. S GovtOp&Sec 3/13/2015 2/18/2015 Feb 18 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on State Government at 8:00 AM.  
EHB 2084 State-required reports Hunter S GovtOp&Sec 3/12/2015 2/24/2015 Feb 24 Executive action taken in the House  Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM.  
HB 2158 Spec purpose tx distrct T.O. Carlyle H Finance 2/19/2015      
               
SB 5076 Operating sup budget 2015 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2015     HB 1105(Hsubst for)
SB 5077 Operating budget 2015-2017 Hill S Ways & Means 1/13/2015 1/14/2015 Jan 14 Public hearing in the Senate  Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. HB 1106(HApprops)
SSB 5138 Notice and review processes Roach H Local Govt 3/9/2015 3/17/2015 Mar 17 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM. (Subject to change) HB 1250(HRules C)
SSB 5294 School library & tech progs McAuliffe H Education 2/26/2015 3/12/2015 Mar 12 Public hearing in the House  Committee on Education at 8:00 AM. HB 1331(HRules X)
SSB 5348 Joint utilization contracts Miloscia H State Governmen 3/3/2015 3/19/2015 Mar 19 Scheduled for executive session in the House  Committee on State Government at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) HB 1079(HRules X)
SSB 5463 Cultural & heritage programs Hill H Comm Dev, Housi 3/6/2015 3/17/2015 Mar 17 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change) HB 1107(HRules C)
SB 5466 PEBB benefits eligibility Becker H Approps 3/5/2015 3/16/2015 Mar 16 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
SSB 5721 Expanded learning opp’s cncl Billig H Education 3/13/2015 2/17/2015 Feb 17 Executive action taken in the Senate  Committee on Early Learning & K-12 Education at 1:30 PM.  
SSB 5730 Access roads utilized by DNR Pearson H Ag & Nat Res 3/5/2015 3/19/2015 Mar 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the House  Committee on Agriculture & Natural Resources at 1:30 PM. (Subject to change)  
SB 6018 Rural cnty library districts Fain S GovtOp&Sec 2/17/2015     HB 2145(HLocal Govt)

2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 3/6/2015

Friday, March 6th, 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.

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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 2/27/2015

Friday, February 27th, 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.

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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 2/20/2015

Friday, February 20th, 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.12345


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 2/13/2015

Friday, February 13th, 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.

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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 2/6/2015

Friday, February 6th, 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.

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2015 Proposed Legislation Affecting Libraries 01/30/2015

Friday, January 30th, 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

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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