Action Alerts - January 29, 2023

Click on the links below to take action on bills. Want to know more about a bill and why we support it? Review our 2023 Legislative Issues.

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ELECTIONS

Sign-in PRO on the following bills:

  • SB 5112 Update Automatic Voting Registration

Contact your legislator about the following bills:

    MONEY IN POLITICS

    No action alerts this week.

      Environment

      CLIMATE CRISIS & ENERGY

      Sign-in PRO on the following bills:

      • SB 5312Residential property assessed clean energy and resiliency (R-PACER) program
      • HB 1012Creating an extreme weather response grant program
      • HB 1391Increasing energy efficiency in buildings for overburdened and low-income communities
      • HB 1480Energy resilience, cyber security, and all-hazard emergency management

      FORESTS

      No action alerts this week.

        GROWTH MANAGEMENT

        Sign-in PRO on the following bills:

        • SB 5456Encouraging transit-oriented development through a prohibition on the imposition of minimum parking requirements
        • SB 5466Promoting transit-oriented development
        • HB 1401Allowing cities and counties to create a simple, standardized housing permit process for affordable housing units in areas designated for housing
        • HB 1611Concerning local government permitting

        SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT

        Sign-in PRO on the following bills:

        • SB 5464Right to Repair (digital electronic repair) (companion bill to HB 1392)
        • HB 1392Right to Repair (digital electronic repair) (companion bill to SB 5464)
        • HB 1422Clarifying that certain reusable packing exempt from sales & use tax
        • HB 1551Reducing lead in cookware

        TRANSPORTATION

        No action alerts this week.

        Social & Economic Policy

        HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS

        Sign-in PRO on the following bills:

        • SB 5334: Providing a local government option for the funding of essential affordable housing programs
        • HB 1252: Concerning impact fee deferrals
        • HB 1293: Relating to streamlining development regulations
        • HB 1343: Providing local governments with options to grant rent relief and preserve affordable housing in their communities
        • HB 1350: Expanding the multifamily tax exemption program to include converting existing multifamily units

        HEALTH CARE & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

        Health Care

        Sign-in PRO on the following bills:

        • SB 5179: Increasing access to the provisions of the Death with Dignity Act

        Behavioral Health

        Sign-in PRO on the following bills:

        • SB 5506: Establishing an enhanced behavior support homes model
        • HB 1168:  Providing prevention services, diagnoses, treatment, and support for prenatal substance exposure

          CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

          Sign-in PRO on the following bills:

          • HB 1451: Expand the child care workforce
          • HB 1511: Calculation of income for certain early learning and child care programs
          • HB 1525: Eligibility for Working Connections Child Care

          CRIMINAL JUSTICE

          Sign-in CON on the following bills:

          Sign-in PRO on the following bills:

          • SB 5046Postconviction Access to Counsel
          • SB 5128Jury Diversity
          • SB 5434Raise the age for juvenile court
          • SB 5474: Eliminating juvenile legal financial obligations (companion bill HB 1479)
          • SB 5533: Vehicle pursuits workgroup
          • HB 1024: Real Labor Real Wages Act
          • HB 1087: Ending Long-Term Solitary Confinement
          • HB 1432: Eliminating juvenile legal financial obligations (companion bill SB 5474)
          • HB 1479: Banning use of restraints and isolation in public schools
          • HB 1513: Improving traffic safety
          • HB 1586: Vehicle pursuits workgroup

          REVENUE

          Sign-in PRO on the following bills:

          • SB 5302: Establishing a property tax exemption for adult family homes that serve people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and are owned by a nonprofit
          • SB 5509: Creating the Washington state public infrastructure bank
          • HB 1000: Providing sales tax relief by expanding the working families' tax credit
          • HB 1075: Expanding eligibility for the working families' tax credit to everyone age 18 and older
          • HB 1371: Providing incentives to improve freight railroad infrastructure
          • HB 1477: Making changes to the working families' tax credit

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