Tag Archives: Senate Bill

Senate votes to give Washington residents more affordable health-care choices

OLYMPIA… Calling it a relief to citizens who have found themselves without affordable catastrophic health insurance, Sen. Steve O’Ban today led a majority of the Senate in approving Senate Bill 6464. O’Ban, the west Pierce County Republican who sponsored the

Financial relief soon to come for small rural hospitals

Olympia — An important step was taken in Olympia on Monday to ensure small rural hospitals are able to serve their communities for generations to come, thanks to legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam and Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond.

Hatfield’s bill designating official oyster passes Senate

Ostrea lurida

The Ostrea lurida is one step closer to becoming the official oyster of Washington state. The small oyster would earn the designation under Senate Bill 6145, sponsored by Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond. The bill cleared the full Senate on Thursday

Senate Democrats sign Cost of Living bill for teachers

Brian Hatfield

OLYMPIA – Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens and Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, today released the following statement on their co-sponsorship of a Senate bill signed by all 22 members of the Democratic caucus allowing cost of living allowance (COLA) raises

Montesano, other cities, looking to recoup lost levy dollars

MONTESANO, Wash. - The Montesano city council tonight will discuss a new levy, this one already has your approval. Signed into law this summer, Substitute Senate Bill 5705 allows a taxing district the authority to recover portions of their levy

More jobs expected in Washington after Legislature passes aerospace bills

OLYMPIA… On the final day of a hastily-called special session, members of the Washington State Legislature passed several bills designed to attract and retain large aerospace companies through economic incentives and workforce-training measures. Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, says while she’s

Wash. Governor Inslee accepting applications for Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council

Governor Inslee is accepting applications for membership on the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council. The advisory council will advise the Governor’s office, state and local agencies, and the legislature, on ocean policy and management issues along Washington’s Pacific Coast.

Coastal senators issue joint statement on partial veto of SB 6263

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Sens. Jim Hargrove and Brian Hatfield released the following statement today on the governor’s decision to veto two sections of Senate Bill 6263,

New Public Records Abuse Law to be Put to the Test

OLYMPIA... In an ironic twist, a law to prevent frivolous or excessive public records requests by inmates in state prisons will be used for the first time against an inmate requesting information pertaining to the law from the very person

Governor Signs Attorney General’s Digital Crime Lab Bill

OLYMPIA - Attorney General Rob McKenna today hailed the signing of a bill that allows his office, in concert with the Washington State Patrol, to lay the groundwork for the creation of a digital crime lab. 

"We're moving forward with