This week in the Legislature
On Monday, the Reproductive Parity Act will get a 10 a.m. hearing in front of the Senate Committee on Health Care. The proposal would require all health care plans that offer maternity care to also cover abortion services. House Bill 1044 is sponsored by Rep. Eileen Cody, D-West Seattle. The hearing is scheduled in Hearing Room 4 in the J.A. Cherberg Building.
On Tuesday, the House Public Safety Committee will hold an 8 a.m. public hearing on a bill that would allow courts to order an offender to refrain from using marijuana while participating in community custody. Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, is the sponsor of Senate Bill 5010. The hearing will be in Hearing Room D of the John L. O'Brien Building.
On Wednesday, a bill sponsored by Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, will get a hearing with the House Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Senate Bill 5811 would require state employee health care benefit plans to be offered in conjunction with an employee wellness program. The 8 a.m. hearing is scheduled for Hearing Room D in the John L. O'Brien Building.
On Thursday, a House Appropriations subcommittee will hold a public hearing on legislation that would clear the way for growing industrial hemp in Washington. Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, is the sponsor of House Bill 1999. The hearing will be at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room D of the John L. O'Brien Building.
This week on campus
Monday: Seattle's Century Ballroom will hold a Dance-In on the north steps of the Legislative Building from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also on Monday, residents of the 35th Legislative District are invited to join Rep. Drew MacEwen, Ru-Union, for a telephone town hall. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and last one hour.
Callers can listen in and ask questions of the lawmaker. People who want to participate cal call toll-free to 877-229-8493, then enter pin number 111444.