Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We are now halfway through the 60-day session. Yesterday was a “cutoff” deadline for House bills to pass House committees – any bills that didn't make it out of committees are considered “dead” for the year. You can view a list of bills that are dead and alive here. While I may not agree with the categorization of each as “good” or “bad,” this gives you a good idea of where the more high-profile legislation is at in the process.
Our schedules now shift from all-day public hearings to all-day voting on the House floor. We'll be considering dozens of bills at a time, so now is the time to let me know how you feel about specific bills that could come up for a vote.
My legislation to provide for lifetime registration for intermittent-use trailers could come up for a vote anytime on the House floor, so stay tuned.
Watch my weekly video update where I discuss the implementation of Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana, where those tax revenues should be spent, and visitors from Spokane I've met with here in Olympia:
On Thursday, Feb. 20, I'll be hosting a telephone town hall starting at 6:30 p.m. To join the hour-long call, just dial toll-free (800) 278-6179. If you want to ask me a question, press star/asterisk (*) on your phone and we'll get your call directed. I look forward to your questions!
On Saturday, Feb. 22, I'll be back in Spokane with my seatmates Sen. Michael Baumgartner and Rep. Kevin Parker for an in-person town hall. Join us at 1:30 p.m. at the Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC), 2316 West 1st Avenue, Spokane. No RSVP is required – just bring your questions and a friend or family member!
If you can't join either event, please feel free to contact my office with your questions, concerns or suggestions. I appreciate hearing from you.
It's an honor to serve you.