Today is Friday, March 29, the 75th day of the 105-day legislative session.
TODAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
The House Committee on Finance has scheduled an 8 a.m. public hearing for House Bill 1920. The measure is in response to a state Supreme Court decision that essentially left a $160 million hole in the state budget. Rep. Timm Ormsby, D-Spokane, is the bill’s sponsor. The hearing will be in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.
Both the House and the Senate have scheduled a floor session beginning at 10 a.m.
NEXT WEEK IN THE LEGISLATURE
The Senate Health Care Committee will conduct a hearing on the Reproductive Parity Act, which would require insurers that cover maternity care to also pay for abortions. House Bill 1044 will be heard at 10 a.m. Monday in Hearing Room 4 of the J.A. Cherberg Building.
The House Business & Financial Services committee has scheduled a possible vote on Senate Bill 5312, which would create a new kind of low-dollar, high-interest installment loan. The committee meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Hearing Room B of the John L. O’Brien Building.
The House Committee on Public Safety will take up a bill to allow courts to order offenders on community supervision to refrain from using marijuana. The committee meets at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Hearing Room D of the John L. O’Brien Building.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
On Friday, the Yakama Warriors Association is sponsoring the “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans” event near the Vietnam War Memorial. The gathering is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon and is expected to draw a crowd of 100.
Saturday’s Easter egg hunt near the Tivoli Fountain on the south lawn is sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police. The hunt is 10 a.m.-noon.