Beef Day at the Legislature was April 6, 2017. The Washington Cattlemen’s Association and Cattle Feeders Association barbecued tri-tip beef and served a free lunch to legislators, staff, and anyone in attendance. Asparagus growers were also on hand to treat lunchgoers to grilled asparagus. The Dairy Ambassador and the Dairy Federation participated by handing out milk and cookies.
The 2017 regular legislative session has now passed its first significant cutoff. So far 2,080 bills have been introduced, and policy-related bills needed to be approved by a policy committee by Friday, Feb. 17 to remain alive in the legislative process.
The deadline for bills to pass fiscal committees is this coming Friday, Feb. 24, and the deadline for bills to pass their house of origin is Wednesday, March 8.
Below are summaries and status reports of some bills that we have been working on or closely following.
Below is a link to the list of bills that we are tracking. This document lists only bills that survived the Feb. 17 policy committee cutoff.
We will continue updating this list with more information and positions.
Bill tracking can be found here.