Today is Tuesday, February 18, the 37th day of the 60-day legislative session.
TUESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
The Legislative Ethics Board will convene at 12:15 p.m. The joint committee will allow for public comment before discussing private judicial matters. The meeting is scheduled to take place in Hearing Room 3 of the John A. Cherberg Building.
WEDNESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
The House Early Learning and Human Services Committee will hold a work session to hear an update on underage access to alcohol and marijuana since the passage of Initiative 1183 and Initiative 520. Initiative 1183 privatized the sale of liquor in Washington, while Initiative 520 decriminalized marijuana use for those over age 21, with some restrictions. The hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in Hearing Room C of the John L. O’Brien Building.
The Senate Transportation committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill 2700. Introduced by Rep. Monica Stoiner, D-Vancouver, the legislation would create a breast cancer awareness license plate. The hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the John A. Cherberg Building.
The House Environment Committee will hear an update on Pierce County’s compliance with federal air quality standards at 1:30 p.m. The work session is scheduled to take place in Hearing Room C of the John L. O’Brien Building.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
Members of The Washington State Potato Commission will descend on Olympia on Tuesday, meeting with lawmakers to discuss issues facing the farming community. Traditionally, the commission brings potatoes to the Capitol to share with lawmakers and staff members.
Members of the Puget Sound affiliate of the Susan G. Komen society will gather at the Capitol Tuesday to discuss the implementation of the Affordable Care Act with lawmakers.
The organization wants legislators to restore funding to the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program.