The Week Ahead is a list of bills up for public hearings and committee work sessions that HRC staff has identified as potentially noteworthy. This is not a list of all bills being heard.

Please note that bills may be added to or removed from the committee meeting agendas after this list is released. Click on the bill number or check leg.wa.gov for the latest information.

If you would like to take action on any of these bills:
  • (P) Submit your position
  • (WC) Submit your position plus your written comments
  • (RT) Testify remotely
  • (IPT) Testify in person before the committee
Watch any committee hearing or work session at tvw.org.

This list is for informational purposes only. The inclusion of a bill should not be construed as support or opposition to that legislation by HRC staff.

Note: Committee agendas are fluid. Bills will likely be added as they pass the Senate and move into the House. Check committee agendas for the latest.

Monday, Feb. 12

  • No committee hearings

Tuesday, Feb. 13

(House of Origin Cutoff @ 5:00 PM/last day bills can be voted out of the house of origin)

  • No committee hearings

Wednesday, Feb. 14

  • Beef Commission’s Levied Assessment – Hearing on SB 5150 (Shewmake-D) – Ag. & Nat. Resources @ 8:00 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Restricting Social Security Number Use by Insurance Companies – Hearing on SB 5842 (Kuderer-D) – Civil Rights & Judiciary @ 8:00 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Non-Compete Agreements – Hearing on SB 5935 (Stanford-D) – Labor & Workplace @ 8:00 AM(Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Grocery Worker Protections During Merger or Sale – Hearing on SB 6007 (Keiser-D) – Labor & Workplace @ 8:00 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Taxes/Short-Term Rentals – Hearing on SB 5334 (Lovelett-D) – Local Gov. @ 8:00 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Sentencing Enhancement for Habitual Property Offenders – Hearing on SB 5056 (Padden-R) – Community Safety & Judiciary @ 10:30 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Law Enforcement Officer Protection – Hearing on SB 5299 (Braun-R) – Community Safety & Judiciary @ 10:30 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Interstate Teacher Mobility Compact – Hearing on SB 5180 (Hunt-D) – Education @ 10:30 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • LGBTQ+ Inclusive Curricula – Hearing on SB 5462 (Liias-D) – Education @ 10:30 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Regulating 6PPD in Car Tires – Hearing on SB 5931 (Salomon-D) – Environment & Energy @ 10:30 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Common Interest Assoc. – Hearing on SB 5796 (Pedersen-D) – Housing @ 10:30AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Cannabis Waste – Hearing on SB 5376 (Stanford-D) – Reg. Subst. @ 10:30 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • THC Concentration/Excise Tax – Hearing on SB 6271 (Keiser-D) – Reg. Subst. @ 10:30 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Improving Maternal Health – Hearing on SB 5580 (Muzzall-R) – Health Care @1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Physician Assistant Compact – Hearing on SB 5815 (Muzzall-R) – Postsecondary Education & Workforce @ 1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)

Thursday, Feb. 15

  • Vacating Nonfelony Convictions – Hearing on SB 5998 (Hansen-D) – Community Safety @ 8:00 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)

Friday, Feb. 16

  • Postsecondary Education Support for Displaced Farmworkers – Hearing on HB 2487 (Lekanoff-D) – Postsecondary Education & Workforce @ 8:00 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Firearms Background Checks – Hearing on SB 5985 (Hansen-D) – Civil Rights & Judiciary @ 10:30 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)