Good morning. Today is Monday, the 64th day of the 105-day session.
Sen. Nick Harper, D-Everett, introduced Senate Bill 5872, which would require all fiscal notes attached to budget-cut bills in the state Legislature to not only consider what the bill would cost the state government, but also its cost to local governments and what the effect of the cuts would be in general.
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Hearings continue in opposite-house committees on bills that already passed out of their houses of origin.
The House Healthcare and Wellness Committee will hear Senate Bill 5039, which would require health insurance companies to cover treatments to help people quit smoking, and Senate Bill 5073, which would license medical marijuana dispensaries.
The Senate Health and Long-term Care Committee is holding a hearing on House Bill 1740, which would set up a health-benefit exchange in Washington as required under the federal health care act.
The House Judiciary Committee will hear Senate Bill 5000, which would require police to impose a 12-hour impound on cars belonging to people they arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The House Transportation Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 5791, which would allow private vendors including restaurants and grocery stores to operate at Park & Ride lots in Washington.
The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to have a hearing on Senate Bill 5852, which would prevent public employees who retire and then go back from collecting a pension and a paycheck at the same time.
The American Cancer Society is holding a lobby day at the Capitol starting at 8 a.m.