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, Jan. 15

  • Sentencing Requirements Changes/Under 25 Years of Age – Hearings on HB 1325 (Hackney) (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT), HB 1383 (Hackney) (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT), & HB 1396 (Goodman) (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT) – Community Safety @1:30 PM
  • Allowing 55% Majority for School Construction Bonds – Hearing on HB 1843 (Harris) (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT) and HJR 4207 (Harris) (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT) – Education @ 1:30 PM
  • Financial Education Graduation Requirement – Hearing on HB 1915 (Rude) – Edu. @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Carbon Market Linkage – Hearing on HB 2201 (Doglio) – Environment & Energy @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • One-Time PERS and TRS 1 COLA– Hearing on HB 1985 (Timmons) – Approps. @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Increasing State Retiree Health Insurance Premium Subsidies – Hearing on HB 2188 (Bronoske) – Approps. @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • WSDOT Graffiti Abatement – Hearing on HB 1989 (Barkis) – Transportation @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)

Tuesday, Jan. 16

  • Gift Certificates/Unclaimed Property – Hearing on HB 2095 (Alvarado) – Finance @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Purchase or Transfer of Firearms – Hearing on HB 1902 (Berry) – Civil Rights @10:30 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Licensed Firearms Dealer Require. – Hearing on HB 2118 (Walen) – Civil Rights @ 10:30 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Apprenticeship Programs Objections – Hearing on HB 2087 (Schmidt) – Labor @ 10:30 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Ticket Sales – Hearing on HB 1648 (Reeves) – Consumer Protection & Business @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Gift Cards – Hearing in HB 2094 (Alvarado) – Consumer Protection & Businesses @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Regulating Permanent Cosmetics – Hearing on HB 2109 (Ryu) – CP & Business @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Deterring Catalytic Converter Theft – Hearing on HB 2153 (Ryu) – CP & Business @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Native American Apprenticeship Assistance Program – Hearing on HB 2019 (Stearns) – Postsecondary Ed. @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Fentanyl Prevention Edu. – Hearing on HB 2112 (Nance) – Postsecondary Ed. @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Voting Rights/Criminal Conviction – Hearing on HB 2030 (Simmons) – State Gov. @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Human Trafficking/Sexual Exploitation – Hearing onHB 2076 (Orwall) – CSJR @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Pathway Off Lifetime Community Custody/Sex Offenders – Hearing on HB 2178 (Goodman) – CSJR @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Water Quality Data/Salmon Recovery – Hearing on HB 2235 (Dye) – Environ. @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • LCB Data Dashboard – Hearing on HB 2182 (Reeves) – Reg. Substances & Gaming @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Home Growing of Cannabis – Hearing on HB 2194 (Kloba) – Reg. Substances @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)


Wednesday, Jan. 17

  • Garnishment for Medical Debt – Hearing on HB 2119 (Riccelli) – Civil Rights @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Limitations in Parenting Plans – Hearing on HB 2237 (Taylor) – Civil Rights @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Small Employers Paying PFML Premiums – Hearing on HB 1959 (Walen) – Labor @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Collecting Data/H-2A Worker Program – Hearing on HB 2226 (Ortiz-Self) – Labor @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Automatically Qualifying SNAP Recipients for the WA College Grant – Hearing on HB 2214 (Slatter) – Postsecondary Ed. & Workforce @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Establishing 9th Grade Success Grant – Hearing on HB 2053 (Stonier) – Approps. @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Outdoor Learning in State Parks – Hearing on HB 2138 (Rule) – Innovation @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Increasing the Special Ed. Enroll. Cap – Hearing on HB 2180 (Callan) – Approps. @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Signature Gatherer Protections – Hearing on HB 2205 (Cheney) – State Gov. @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)

Thursday, Jan. 18

  • Fentanyl Prevention Education – Hearing on HB 1956 (Leavitt) – Education @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Producer Respons./Lighting Disposal – Hearing on HB 1185 (Hackney) – Environ. @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Low-Income Energy Assistance – Hearing on HB 2234 (Ybarra) – Environ. @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Capital Funding/Aged Schools – Hearing on HB 2017 (McClintock) – Cap. Budget @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • SCAP Inclusion of Pre-School Enroll. – Hearing on HB 2092 (Callan) – Cap. Budget @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Solar on New School Buildings – Hearing on HB 2297 (Orwall) – Cap. Budget @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Additional REET – Hearing on HB 2276 (Berg) – Finance @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Withdrawing Funds/Budget Stabilization Acct. – Hearing on HB 2170 – Approps. @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)

Friday, Jan. 19

  • Artificial Intelligence Task Force – Hearing on HB 1934 (Couture) – CP & Business @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Sharing or Selling Consumer Personal Info. – Hearing on HB 2149 (Reeves) – CP & Business @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Providing WA Cares Info. – Hearing on HB 2271 (Chambers) – Health Care @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Children’s Social Equity Land Trust – Hearing on HB 2243 (Reeves) – Ag. & Nat. Resources @ 10:30 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Leg. Employee Collective Bargaining – Hearing on HB 2325 (Fitzgibbon) – Labor @ 10:30 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)