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. 29

  • State Geothermal Energy Resources – Hearing on HB 2129 (Ramel-D) – Environment & Energy @ 1:30 PM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Energy Facility Siting Council Procedures – Hearing on HB 2429 (Ramel-D) – Environment & Energy @ 1:30 PM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Constitutional Protection for State’s Climate – Hearing on HJR 4210 (Lekanoff-D) – Environment & Energy @ 1:30 PM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Early Release Calculations for Certain Offenders – Hearing on HB 1798 (Doglio-D) – Appropriations @ 4:00 PM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)

Tuesday, Jan. 30

  • Alternative Childcare Provider Requirements – Hearing on HB 2046 (Dent-R) – Human Svcs. @1:30PM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Childcare Local Licensing – Hearing on HB 2179 (Couture-R) – Human Svcs. @1:30 PM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)

Wednesday, Jan. 31

(House of origin policy committee cutoff/last day bills can be voted out of a policy committee in their house of origin)

  • Long-Term Care Worker Health Insurance – Hearing on HB 2351 (Riccelli-D) – Health Care &Wellness @ 1:30 PM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)

Thursday, Feb. 1

  • CERB Broadband Program – Hearing on HB 1982 (Waters-R) – Cap. Budget @ 8:00 AM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Renewable Energy Revolving Loan Program – Hearing on HB 2417 (Barnard-R) – Cap. Budget @ 8:00 AM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Reforestation Grant Program – Hearing on HB 2446 (Paul-D) – Cap. Budget @ 8:00 AM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Ferries and Move Ahead WA Update – Work session – Transportation @ 10:00 AM
  • Enrichment Funding to Charter Schools – Hearing on HB 1897 (Springer-D) – Appropriations @ 4:00 PM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)

Friday, Feb. 2

  • Main Street Tax Credit Program – Hearing on HB 2306 (Steele-R) – Finance @ 8:00 AM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Multifamily Housing Tax Incentives/Rural Counties – Hearing on HB 2422 (Corry-R) – Finance @ 8:00 AM (take action: P, WC, RT, IPT)
  • Highway Preservation & Improvements Update – Work session – Transportation @ 10:00 AM