Good morning. Today is Monday, the 78th day of the 105-day session.
Reps. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, and Chris Hurst, D-Enumclaw, introduced House Bill 2036, which would implement recommendations from a National Institute of Corrections report about the killing of corrections officer Jayme Biendl at the Monroe Correctional Complex in January.
The Senate already has a version of the bill, Senate Bill 5907.
Rep. Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, introduced House Bill 2037, which would repeal daylight saving time.
In a 32-16 vote, the Senate passed House Bill 1489, which would limit when and where people may use fertilizer that contains phosphorus. The environmental lobby has said the bill is one of its main legislative priorities for the session.
The House passed House Bill 1175, its version of a two-year transportation budget in an 89-6 vote.
After Friday’s deadline for committees to vote on opposite-house policy bills, the focus shifts to budget committees and floor action in both houses.
Legislators are scheduled to meet for floor session in both chambers, starting at 9 a.m. in the Senate and 10 a.m. in the House.
Seniors’ rights advocates are coming to the Capitol to release a report on how much income Washington seniors need to cover their basic expenses and the effect of proposed cuts to public programs they rely on.