Tag: Hirst Decision

28
Jan

Laura’s Bill Round Up – Week 4

Growth Management Hearings HB 2728 speaks to the impartial participation of members of the growth management hearings board on matters before the board and a member’s prior involvement to parties in a hearing. Hirst Decision HB 2937 is a new bill drafted to recognize that the legislation addressing the Hirst case excluded the Skagit basin WRIA’s number 3 and 4. The

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19
Jan

Hirst Bill Signed!

Last night the legislature passed a bipartisan, bicameral solution for issues facing rural water stemming from the Hirst Supreme Court decision.  The capital budget and bond bills were also passed and have been signed by the Governor. Since the Supreme Court decision of October 2016, Counties have been left without certainty in land use planning and liability in permitting. The

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15
Jan

Olympia Update – Week 2

This is only the second week of session, but in a 60-day session, this week marks the halfway point to the first committee cutoff. Committee hearings are in full swing, and every day there are dozens of new bills introduced. Both chambers are moving priority bills forward quickly, including breakfast after the bell, legal financial obligations, and the Voting Rights

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7
Jan

Land Use Roundup for 2018

Growth Management Act HB 2341 is a Growth Management Act bill that impacts those counties with a military installation. It will require counties to coordinate processes with the Base Commander on development regulations that are potentially incompatible with the military base operations. It will also prohibit allowing development in the vicinity of a military installation that is incompatible with the installation’s

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