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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We've officially passed the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session. Two recent deadlines—policy cutoff and fiscal cutoff—move us even closer to the finish line. Bills that did not pass out of their respective policy committees or fiscal committees in the chamber where they were introduced are now “dead.” Bills necessary to implement the budget are exempt from all cutoff dates. You can follow this link to see an updated list of bills approved by the House.

Update | Cottage food bills

I'm excited to share that both of my cottage food measures were recently approved on the House floor. These bills seek to help cottage food business owners—many of them single parents—be more successful. Both bills now go to the Senate for further consideration.

House Bill 2217—Would remove the requirement for cottage food businesses to place their business address on product labels and instead require the cottage food permit number.

House Bill 2218—Would increase the cap on gross sales for cottage food products from $25,000 to $50,000.

Town Hall Meeting | Saturday, Feb. 22

I will be co-hosting a town hall meeting with my 39th District colleagues, Sen. Keith Wagoner and Rep. Robert Sutherland. I hope you can come out and join us.

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 any questions about this event, call (360-786-7816) my office. I'm happy to help.

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. Thank you!

Sincerely,


Carolyn Eslick

State Representative Carolyn Eslick, 39th Legislative District
RepresentativeCarolynEslick.com
467 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
carolyn.eslick@leg.wa.gov
360-786-7816 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000