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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This Saturday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m., please join me and Sen. Keith Wagoner for a Zoom-hosted virtual town hall meeting where we’ll update you on the progress of the legislative session, answer your questions, and hear directly from you about the important issues facing our community and state.

If you would like to participate, you can register here.  

I want to highlight several business-related bills that are scheduled for public hearings this week:   

Wednesday, February 16

8:00 a.m.  

  • Senate Bill 5789: Creating the Washington career and college pathways innovation challenge program.
    • House College & Workforce Development Committee.
  • Senate Bill 5602: Concerning service providers working with state-regulated financial institutions.
    • House Consumer Protection & Business Committee.
  • Senate Bill 5810: Concerning insurance regulation.
    • House Consumer Protection & Business Committee.

10:00 a.m. 

  • Senate Bill 5617: Concerning population criteria for designation of local downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization and official local main street programs.
    • House Community & Economic Development Committee.  
  • Senate Bill 5761: Concerning employer requirements for providing wage and salary information to applicants for employment.
    • House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee.

Thursday, February 17

8:00 a.m.

  • House Bill 1918: Reducing emissions from outdoor power equipment.
    • House Finance Committee.

10:00 a.m.

  • Senate Bill 5600: Concerning the sustainability and expansion of state registered apprenticeship programs.
    • House College & Workforce Development Committee.

1:30 p.m.

  • Senate Bill 5722: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in buildings.
    • House Environment & Energy Committee.

Friday, February 18

10:00 a.m.

  • Senate Bill 5842: Concerning state laws that address climate change.
    • House Environment & Energy Committee.
  • Senate Bill 5312: Facilitating transit-oriented development and increasing housing inventory.
    • House Environment & Energy Committee.

If you would like to testify on any of these bills (or others) visit the House Committee sign in page.

All meetings will be streamed live at tvw.org.

Thank you!

Please contact me if you have any questions.

During session, especially in this virtual environment, my office receives hundreds of emails per week. When that happens, I always do my best to answer inquiries from constituents first, so please be sure to include your home address and phone number in your correspondence.

It’s an honor to serve you!


Carolyn Eslick

State Representative Carolyn Eslick, 39th Legislative District
436 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(425) 327-2093 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000