At 8:00pm on March 12th, the legislature adjourned the 2020 legislative session sine die. The 2020 Washington State legislative session was a short session, which means it moved at a rapid pace as legislators worked diligently to pass bills and end on time.
Opposite house fiscal cutoff was on Monday, March 2nd, which means any bill that did not pass out of the fiscal committee in the opposite house by that day is considered dead. There were 482 bills that were alive following Monday’s cutoff.
Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 7 Week Overview General Update The past week was packed with every type of session activity. The flurry started on Monday when the Senate released their proposed operating budget and the House released their proposed operating, capital and transportation budgets. It was anticipated the House was going to release... Read More
Bellevue Chamber Weekly Report February 16, 2020 Page 1 of 11 Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 5 Week Overview General Update Tuesday, February 11th marked the second cutoff of session – House of Origin Fiscal Cutoff. By this date all bills referred to fiscal committees (Appropriations, Finance and Capital Budget Committees in the House... Read More
February 10, 2020 Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 4 Week Overview General Update Friday, February 7th marked the first cutoff of session where all bills had to move out of the policy committee in the chamber in which they were originally introduced – called the house of origin – or they are now considered dead. The exception... Read More
Bellevue Chamber Weekly Report February 2, 2020 Page 1 of 9 Bellevue Chamber Weekly Legislative Report: Week 3 Week Overview General Update The first cut-off of session is quickly approaching on Friday, February 7th, which means all bills must pass out of their house of origin policy committees or they will be considered dead unless... Read More
Last week was another busy week filled with committee hearings on bills and some floor action in both chambers. Almost 1,500 bills have been introduced so far this session.
The 2020 session began on Monday, January 13th. Legislators will be tackling affordable housing and homelessness, childcare accessibility, climate action, and addressing the impacts of I-976.
The Bellevue Chamber today announced its support for the upcoming school bond measure on the February 11, 2020 ballot
Bellevue, WA – The Eastside Business Alliance (EBA), sponsored by the Bellevue Chamber, has completed its rigorous election endorsement processes and released a list of 19 pro-growth candidates for local, non-partisan office on the Eastside. EBA trustees spent three months researching and interviewing 38 candidates for office.