Good morning. Today is Friday, the 33rd day of the 105-day session.
Sen. Maralyn Chase, D-Shoreline, introduced Senate Bill 5778, which would require that all beverage bottles sold in the state have a five-cent recycle value.
Sen. Steve Conway, D-Tacoma, introduced Senate Bill 5786, which would authorize local governments to propose a sales-tax increase to help pay for parks and trails, subject to voter approval.
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Rep. Chris Reykdal, D-Tumwater, introduced House Bill 1938, which would require the State Capitol Committee to oversee the management and preservation of Capitol Lake. Under current law, the committee is responsible for constructing, remodeling and furnishing Capitol Campus buildings and parking facilities.
The Senate Committee on Environment, Water and Energy will have a hearing on Senate Bill 5769, introduced by Sen. Phil Rockefeller, which would require the TransAlta power plant in Centralia to phase out coal as an energy source by the end of 2020.
The House Labor and Workforce Development Committee will hear House Bill 1531, which would require that the state minimum wage be calculated based on changes in consumer prices since 2000 rather than inflation.
The House Business and Financial Services Committee is scheduled to vote on House Bill 1683, which would allow tobacco shops to apply for an endorsement to allow cigar-smoking in designated areas. The proposal had a hearing Thursday.
The House Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee is scheduled to vote on House Bill 1438, which would require the Department of Corrections to investigate some options for limiting the number of felons from other states that come to Washington.