Legislative Bulletin

18
Feb

First-Responder Bills Heard in House and Senate

Under the state’s industrial insurance laws, a worker who is injured during the course of employment or suffers from an occupational disease is entitled to certain benefits – commonly known as worker’s compensation. Certain diseases and conditions are presumed to be caused by employment due to their prevalence and, hopefully, scientific support. However, because it is the legislature who decides

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17
Feb

Get Marijuana Delivered to Your Front Door

Representative Kirby wants to allow for the delivery of marijuana to those age 21 or over. In his bill, HB 1358, he creates a marijuana delivery endorsement for marijuana retailers. Orders for marijuana products can be made by phone or over the internet so long as the person ordering the marijuana is at least 21 years of age and the delivery

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16
Feb

Reforming WDFW Payments In-Lieu of Taxes

Significant progress (so far) has been made this session in reshaping the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Payments In-Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for counties. In 2015, a coalition consisting of WSAC, several member counties receiving WDFW PILT, several conservation groups like The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Lands, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others, joined with WDFW

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15
Feb

Green Choices for Human Remains Moving Through Legislature

With the first cutoff date quickly approaching it has been interesting to see what bills have had a quick start out of the gate. One of these has been SB 5001 – concerning humans remains. Already voted out of the Senate (passing out of Labor and Commerce and then Rules in early February), it is scheduled for hearing and executive session

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