Today is Tuesday, April 2, the 79th day of the 105-day legislative session.
TODAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
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 prime sponsor of Senate Bill 5010. The hearing will be in House Hearing Room D of the John L. OBrien Building.
WEDNESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
A bill sponsored by Majority Coalition Caucus leader Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, will get a hearing with the House Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. Senate Bill 5811 concerns having state employee health care benefit plans offered in conjunction with an employee wellness program. The 8 a.m. hearing is scheduled for House Hearing Room D in the John L. OBrien Building.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
The Stand for Children 2013 Lobby Day will be based out of the Columbia Room of the Legislative Building from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The event is sponsored by Stand for Children Washington. Attendance is estimated at 75.
On Wednesday, Seattle Childrens Hospital representatives will be on Capitol Campus to talk to lawmakers as part of Seattle Childrens Advocacy Day. The group has reserved the Columbia Room in the Legislative Building from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Also Wednesday, residents of the 20th Legislative District are invited to join Sen. John Braun and Reps. Richard DeBolt and Ed Orcutt for a telephone town hall. The call will start at 6:30 p.m.
Constituents can participate by calling tollfree 877-229-8493 and then, when prompted, entering pin number 15588.
Participants can ask their elected officials questions (by pressing *3), or they can just listen to the conversation.