Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Thousands of bills have been introduced to the Legislature during the 2019-20 biennium. With the passing of two recent deadlines—fiscal cutoff and policy cutoff—several hundred of them are now considered “dead.” Some bills die very visibly following spirited public debate, while others go out with a whisper, simply never being brought up for a vote or by getting buried in appropriations or fiscal committees.
With less than 30-days left in the 2020 session, we're now rushing towards another critical deadline in which several hundred more bills will also go to their demise. House of origin cutoff is next week on Wednesday, Feb. 19. This is the last day for bills to be considered in the chamber in which they originated. The only exception are bills necessary to implement the budget, which are always in play.
What does that mean for legislators? For the next several days, we'll be busy on the House floor debating and voting on bills. Please know that as I review each proposal, it's with you and your family in mind. You can follow this link to see an updated list of bills approved by the House. If you have any questions or concerns about a particular bill, feel free to contact me. I'm always glad to hear from you!
Town Hall Meeting | Saturday, Feb. 22
You're invited to a town hall meeting! Along with my colleagues, Sen. Keith Wagoner and Rep. Robert Sutherland, I will be co-hosting a town hall meeting in Arlington on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 22
Where: Arlington Municipal Airport; Putnam Hall
Address: 18204 59th Ave NE; Arlington, WA
Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
*If you have questions about this event, call my Olympia office (360) 786-7816.
Hearing from you helps me do a better job representing your values in Olympia. Please consider attending. I look forward to seeing you there!
As always, please feel free to contact me any time to share your comments, questions, and concerns about this year's legislative session or anything else that's on your mind.
It's an honor to serve you!