Under the dome
Today is Saturday, March 16, the 62nd day of the 105-day legislative session.
TODAY ON CAMPUS
The Democratic lawmakers from the 22nd District will have a town hall meeting on the Capitol Campus 10 a.m.-noon. Rep. Sam Hunt of Olympia, Sen. Karen Fraser of Olympia and Rep. Chris Reykdal of Tumwater will talk about the session and take questions from the public in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.
Students from The Evergreen State College and WashPIRG are sponsoring today’s Homelessness and Hunger Awareness rally on the north steps of the Legislative Building. The gathering is expected to take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and attendance is estimated at 200.
MONDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
Kevin Quigley, Gov. Jay Inslee’s choice to head the state Department of Social and Health Services, will have a confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Human Services and Corrections at 10 a.m. The confirmation hearing will take place in Hearing Room 1 of the John A. Cherberg Building.
The House Appropriations Committee will hear testimony on House Bill 1982, which would repeal the requirement for the state lottery to conduct a Veteran’s Day Raffle. The raffle was supposed to raise money for small grants to troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, but in its first year ended up requiring major marketing to turn a profit, and in its second year lost the state roughly $100,000 because of low ticket sales. The bill hearing will take place at 3:30 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.
The House Committee on Technology and Economic Development plans to vote on House Bill 1707, a measure that would provide a tax break for large private airplane sales and repairs. The committee will meet at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room C of the John L. O’Brien Building.
Also Tuesday, the Senate Human Services and Corrections Committee will hear testimony on House Bill 1651, which would seal most juvenile court records. Open records advocates opposed the bill when it had a hearing before a House committee.
The House Higher Education Committee will have a 1:30 p.m. work session on tuition-setting procedures at state schools and changes in state tuition policies. The committee will meet in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.Staff reports