Under the Dome: Today is Wednesday, March 12, the 59th day of the 60-day legislative session

Staff reportMarch 12, 2014 

The Legislative Building in Olympia is shown in this file photo from Jan. 3, 2013.

TONY OVERMAN — The Olympian Buy Photo

Today is Wednesday, March 12, the 59th day of the 60-day legislative session.

NOTEWORTHY

With only two days left before the end of regular session, lawmakers still have not reached agreement on a supplemental budget. Disagreements between Democrats in the House and the Republicans in the Senate have led to the stalemate.

Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane, introduced legislation Tuesday to require Gonzaga University and the University of Washington to play basketball against each other once a year. The two schools maintained a rivalry on the court until the games stopped in 2007.

The House voted 97-1 Tuesday to approve a compromise measure to make it easier for juvenile court records to be sealed. The bill now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk. Under the legislation, courts would be required to hold regular sealing hearings no later than the minor’s 18th birthday and would be bound to seal the record if the juvenile has completed the sentence, except for in cases of the most serious crimes.

WEDNESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE

An update on the water supply forecast is scheduled for 8 a.m. in the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee in Hearing Room C of the John L. O’Brien Building.

THURSDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE

The House Environment Committee will meet to discuss fish populations and its use as an indicator of Puget Sound recovery. The hearing is scheduled for 8 a.m. in Hearing Room C of the John L. O’Brien Building.

ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS

Gov. Jay Inslee will sign bills into law Wednesday afternoon, including House Bill 2100, which creates a special Seattle University license plate.

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