2017-2018 Legislative Bulletin

11
Oct

Body Cam Task Force Meets

In 2016, the Legislature passed HB 2362 outlining establishing privacy and public records protections for those jurisdictions with a body-worn cameras program. As a reminder, the legislation included the following provisions: Directs agencies that use body-worn cameras to address certain issues in locally adopted policies including when an officer is to begin or stop a recording. Strongly encourages the legislative authority

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26
Sep

Ecology Rule Affects Solid Waste Dollars

  On December 22, 2015, the Department of Ecology filed began the process of updating rules related to Coordinated Prevention Grants, specifically, WAC 173-312 and 173-313. This process has continued through the spring and summer. During this rulemaking process, Ecology used an existing advisory committee which included members from county solid waste facilities and environmental health directors from local health

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7
Aug

End of Session Report

Click on the image to download the full 2017 End of Session Report prepared by WSAC Staff. And now, we can finally and officially, Sine Die. Clocking in at 195 days, the 2017 legislative session topped all previous records for the longest in duration. The “session” was actually composed of one regular 105 day session, and three 30 day special
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24
Jul

Columbia County Suspends Waste Collection

The Columbia County Public Works Department announces that the County’s recycling and yard waste collection programs are suspended due to a lack of funding. On Thursday, July 20th, the Legislature ended its third special session without adopting a Capital Budget.  Within the $4 billion dollar capital budget was $10 million dollars to support the statewide recycling, household hazardous waste collection,

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