Today is Tuesday, March 19, the 65th day of the 105-day legislative session.
TODAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
The House Committee on Technology & 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 & 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 earlier in the session.
WEDNESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
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.
The House Committee on Public Safety has scheduled a 1:30 p.m. public hearing. On the agenda are five bills, including Senate Bill 5100, which would change the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse. Also on the agenda, Senate Bill 5105, which would create new rules for how the Department of Corrections provides rental vouchers to offenders when they are released. The hearing is scheduled for Hearing Room D of the John L. O’Brien Building.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
Today, the Washington Coalition for Gifted Children will meet in the Columbia Room of the Legislative Building. The group plans to be on campus throughout the day lobbying lawmakers to strengthen education for highly capable students. An estimated 350 will attend.
In celebration of the State Parks Centennial, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold a reception Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. in State Reception Room G and the third floor mezzanine of the Legislative Building. Up to 150 people are expected to attend.
On Wednesday, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will be on the Capitol campus from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The group will meet in the Columbia Room in the Legislative Building and lobby lawmakers throughout the day. Estimated attendance is 100.