Under the Dome: Today is Wednesday, Feb. 19, the 38th day of the 60-day legislative session.

February 19, 2014 

Rylee Eberle, right, waits to carry the state flag to the rostrum of the House floor. Eberle, a student at Black Hills High School in Tumwater, recently served as a House page. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Jason Eberle. The boy at left was not identified.

WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE

Today is Wednesday, February 19, the 38th day of the 60-day legislative session.

NOTEWORTHY

The Senate adopted a resolution to honor Medal of Honor recipient Army Capt. William Swenson Tuesday. Swenson was awarded the Medal of Honor last year for actions in Afghanistan in 2009.

WEDNESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE

The House Early Learning and Human Services Committee will hear about underage access to alcohol and marijuana following the passage of initiatives to privatize liquor and legalize recreational marijuana. 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, which 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.

THURSDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE

Senate Bill 6040 will have a hearing in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Introduced by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, the legislation would dedicate a portion of watercraft excise tax revenues for the prevention of invasive species. The proposal is scheduled to be heard at 8 a.m. in Hearing Room C of the John L. O’Brien Building.

The House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee will hear testimony on Senate Bill 5310. Sponsored by Sen. Sharon Nelson, D-Maury Island, the proposal would allow nonprofit senior centers to apply for a liquor license to sell alcohol for on-site consumption. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Hearing Room E of the John L. O’Brien Building.

House Bill 1103 will have a hearing at 10 a.m. in the Senate Governmental Operations Committee. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Van de Wege, D-Sequim, would require the secretary of state and the Washington State Association of County Auditors to develop a uniform ballot by 2022. The proposal will be heard in Hearing Room 2 of the John A. Cherberg Building.

ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS

Advocates from The Arc of Washington State will rally on the north steps of the Legislative Building on Wednesday. Advocates will lobby lawmakers about services vital to independent living for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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