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. 8

  • Law Enforce. Interrogations – Hearing on HB 1062 (Peterson) – Comm. Safety @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Restraint and Isolation – Work Session – Education @ 1:30 PM
  • Theater Liquor Licenses – Hearing on HB 2043 (Corry) – Regulated Sub. & Gaming @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Gov’s 2024 Operating Budget – Hearing on HB 2104 (Ormsby) – Appropriations @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)

Tuesday, Jan. 9

  • Professional Licenses/Certifications for Non-Citizens – Hearing on HB 1889 (Walen) – Consumer Protection & Business @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Prohibiting Cost Sharing for Preventive Services – Hearing on HB 1957 (Riccelli) – Health Care & Wellness @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Higher Education Funding & Financial Aid – Work Session – Postsecondary Ed. & Workforce @ 1:30 PM
  • Banning Corporate Campaign Contributions –Hearing on HB 1885 (Mena) – State Gov’t &Tribal Relations @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Removing Odd-Year Elections –Hearing on HB 1932 (Gregerson) – State Gov’t & Tribal Relations @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Removing Gendered Terms/State Constitution –Hearing on HJR 4208 (Ramos) – State Gov’t & Tribal Relations @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Earned Early Release – Hearing on HB 1798 (Doglio) – Community Safety @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Judicial Dismissal/Misdemeanors – Hearing on HB 1994 (Farivar) – Comm. Safety @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Restraint and Isolation – Work Session – Education @ 4:00 PM
  • Recycling System Overhaul – Hearing on HB 2049 (Berry) – Environment & Energy @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Bottle Deposit Return System – Hearing on HB 2144 (Stonier) – Environ. & Energy @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Private Club Liquor License – Hearing on HB 2060 (Couture) – Reg. Substances @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)

Wednesday, Jan. 10

  • Tribal Free Hunting Licenses – Hearing on HB 2107 (Maycumber) – Ag. & Nat. Res. @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Sexually Protective Device Tampering – Hearing on HB 1958 (Berry) – Civil Rights @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Antitrust Action Penalties – Hearing on HB 2072 (Farivar) – Civil Rights @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Gov’s 2024 Operating Budget – Hearing on HB 2104 (Ormsby) – Appropriations @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Gov’s 2024 Transportation Budget –Hearing on HB 2134 (Fey) – Transportation @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)

Thursday, Jan. 11

  • Restraint and Isolation – Hearing on HB 1479 (Callan) – Education @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Enhancing Special Education – Hearing on HB 1914 (Couture) – Education @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Public School Exit Surveys – Hearing on HB 2038 (McClintock) – Education @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Free School Meals – Hearing on HB 2058 (Riccelli) – Education @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Recycling Rate Strategies – Hearing on HB 1900 (Fey) – Environment & Energy @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Banning Small Gas-Powered Engines – Hearing on HB 2051 (Walen) – Environ. @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Rent Control – Hearing on HB 2114 (Alvarado) – Housing @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Gov’s Capital Budget – Hearing on HB 2089 (Tharinger) – Capital Budget @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Physician Assistant Compact – Hearing on HB 1917 (Leavitt) – Postsecondary Ed. @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Social Work Licensure Compact – Hearing on HB 1931 (Orwall) – Postsecond. Ed. @ 1:30 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Creating a Basic Income Pilot Project – Hearing on HB 1045 – Appropriations @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Requiring and Funding Zero Emission Buses – Hearing on HB 1368 – Approps. @ 4:00 PM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)

Friday, Jan. 12

  • Right to Repair – Hearing on HB 1933 (Gregerson) – Consumer Prot. & Business @ 8:00 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Long-Term Recovery from Disasters – Hearing on HB 1952 (Volz) – ICED-V @ 10:30 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)
  • Adult Entertainment Establishments – Hearing on HB 2036 (Walen) – Labor @ 10:30 AM (P) (WC) (RT) (IPT)