Under the Dome: Today is Feb. 14, the 33rd day of the 60-day legislative session

Staff reportFebruary 14, 2014 

Today is Friday, February 14, the 33rd day of the 60-day legislative session.


The House overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday which would prohibit health care professionals from trying to convert gay people under age 18. House Bill 2451 passed the House with a 94-4 vote. Reps. Mark Hargrove, Brad Klippert, Jason Overstreet and Elizabeth Scott voted against the bill, which now goes to the Senate.


The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is scheduled to hear an update from the University of Washington’s Institute of Forest Resources. In 2011, the Legislature directed the institute to improve the understanding of forestry issues for the public. The hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. in Hearing Room C of the John L. O’Brien Building.


The House Capital Budget Committee will meet to discuss floodplain management in Puget Sound. The hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. in Hearing Room B of the John L. O’Brien Building.


Members of the Commission on African American Affairs will lobby lawmakers Friday about issues important to their organization.

Advocates for the Washington Student Association will rally on the steps of the Temple of Justice at 11 a.m. Friday. Students from across the state will meet at the Capitol to lobby lawmakers on issues such as student debt and financing higher education.

Members of The Mockingbird Society will meet with lawmakers Friday to address issues affecting homeless children and those in foster care, such as extending foster care services for youth with medical conditions and legal representation for youths.

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