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.

Monday, Feb. 19

  • School Modernization Loans – Hearing on SB 5344 (Schoesler-R) – Edu. @ 1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Chronically Absent Students – Hearing on SB 5850 (Braun-R) – Education @ 1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Carbon Market Linkage – Hearing on SB 6058 (Nguyen-D) – Environment & Energy @ 1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Greenhouse Gas Emission Disclosure – Hearing on SB 6092 (Shewmake-D) – Environment & Energy @ 1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Clothing and Conduct LCB Rules Update – Hearing on HB 2495 (Rude-R) – Reg. Substances & Gaming @ 1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Biometric Age Verif. by Liquor Licensees –Hearing on SB 6179 (MacEwen-R) – Reg. Subst. & Gaming @ 1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • House Proposed Operating Budget – Hearing on HB 2104 (Ormsby-D) – Appropriations @ 4:00 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • House-Proposed Transportation Budget – Hearing on HB 2134 (Fey-D) – Transportation @ 4:00 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)

Tuesday, Feb. 20

  • House-Proposed Capital Budget – Hearing on HB 2089 (Tharinger-D) – Capital Budget @ 8:00 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Forestry Riparian Easement Program –Hearing on SB 5667 (Muzzall-R) – Ag. & Natural Resources @ 10:30 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Public Defense & Prosecution Professions – Hearing on SB 5780 (Torres-R) – Civil Rights & Judiciary @ 10:30 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Reporting on Dependency Outcomes – Hearing on SB 6068 (Boehnke-R) – Civil Rights & Judiciary @ 10:30 AM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Artificial Intelligence Task Force – Hearing on SB 5838 (Nguyen-D) – Consumer Protection & Business @ 1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Pharm. Benefit Managers – Hearing on SB 5213 (Kuderer-D) – Health Care @ 1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Retail Industry Work Group – Hearing on SB 6296 (Boehnke-R) – Postsecondary Education & Workforce @ 1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)

Wednesday, Feb. 21

(Opposite house policy committee cutoff/Last day bills can be voted out of a policy committee in the opposite house)

  • FAFSA Update – Work Session – Postsecondary Education & Workforce @ 1:30 PM
  • College Athlete Protection Act – Hearing on HB 2352 (Berg-D) – Postsecondary Education & Workforce @ 1:30 PM (Take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • House Proposed Operating Budget – Executive Session on HB 2104 (Ormsby-D) – Appropriations @ 4:00 PM
  • House-Proposed Transportation Budget – Executive Session on HB 2134 (Fey-D) – Transportation @ 4:00 PM

Thursday, Feb. 22

  • Committee meetings are taking place, but we’re not highlighting any bills.

Friday, Feb. 23

  • House-Proposed Capital Budget – Executive Session on HB 2089 (Tharinger-D) – Capital Budget @ 8:00 AM