Today is Saturday, February 22, the 41st day of the 60-day legislative session.
Speaking with a group of Democratic governors outside the White House on Friday, Gov. Jay Inslee said he may use executive power to circumvent the Legislature and raise the minimum wage for state workers.
MONDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
Legislation concerning Alzheimer’s disease will be heard in the House Health Care and Wellness Committee. Sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, Senate Bill 6124 would task the Department of Social and Health Services with creating a work group to study the impact of Alzheimer’s in Washington. The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room B of the John L. O’Brien Building.
The House Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 5141 at 3:30 p.m. Introduced by Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, the legislation would allow motorcyclists to proceed through certain red lights if the traffic controls are triggered by weight. The hearing is scheduled for Hearing Room B of the John L. O’Brien Building.
House Bill 2329, sponsored by Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, will have a hearing in the Senate Health Care Committee. The legislation would create a breastfeeding-friendly designation in Washington for hospitals and employers that promote breastfeeding. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. in Hearing Room 4 of the John A. Cherberg Building.
TUESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
Senate Bill 6126 will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee at 1:30 p.m. Introduced by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Tacoma, the legislation would require courts to appoint attorneys for foster children in dependency hearings. The hearing will take place in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.
Legislation proposed by Rep. Cyrus Habib, D-Bellevue, would allow for wider access to electric vehicle charging stations. House Bill 2711 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Transportation Committee at 3:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 1 of the John A. Cherberg Building.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
Advocates from the Christian Homeschool Network will meet with lawmakers Monday to mark annual Home Educators’ Day.