Today is Tuesday, March 12, the 58th day of the 105-day legislative session.
TODAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
With Wednesday’s cutoff quickly approaching, the Senate and House have scheduled floor sessions starting at 9 and 10 a.m., respectively. Both chambers will break for caucus and are likely to hold additional sessions later in the afternoon or evening.
The House Higher Education Committee has scheduled an 8 a.m. public hearing on bills, including Senate Bill 5180, which would improve access to higher education for students with disabilities. The committee will also hold an executive session on other bills, including SB 5343, a measure concerning the rights of higher education students involved in military service. The hearing is scheduled for Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.
The House Public Safety Committee will hold 8:30 a.m. public hearings on three bills dealing with sex trafficking. It meets in Hearing Room D of the John L. O’Brien Building.
WEDNESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
The Senate and House have scheduled floor sessions Wednesday starting at 9 and 10 a.m., respectively. Lawmakers have until 5 p.m. to consider bills in the house of origin.
The House Judiciary Committee will hold an 8 a.m. public hearing on seven proposals, including Senate Bill 5176, which addresses criminal incompetency and civil commitment. The meeting will be in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
Today is AmeriCorps Day. Supporters will gather on the third-floor mezzanine of the Legislative Building from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Washington Commission for National and Community Service is sponsoring the event.
Spirit of the Red Road sponsors Wednesday’s American Indian Lobby Day. The event is expected to draw a crowd of 200 and is scheduled for 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. in various locations in the Legislative Building, including the north steps and rotunda.
Wednesday’s rally by the Washington State Association of Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on the west campus. The rally is expected to draw up to 400.The Olympian staff