Washington legislative representatives are currently dealing with over 2500 bills during the current regular legislative session. This is far less than the nearly 4000 bills presented during the 2018-19 regular session. They have until 5pm on March 13th to consider and pass the bills from their house of origin (ie. Senate or House). Then they have until April 17th to consider and pass the bills from the other house (opposite house).
If you were a legislator, how would you vote on the following handful of bills currently making their way through the legislative process?
If the United States congress amends federal law to authorize states to observe daylight saving time year round, the legislature intends that Washington state make daylight saving time the permanent time of the state and all of its political subdivisions.
Prohibit the use of single-use plastic carryout bags statewide and require a pass-through charge on recycled content paper carryout bags and reusable carryout bags made of film plastic
By September 1, 2021, every public school must provide comprehensive sexual health education as an integral part of the curriculum that is evidence-informed, medically and scientifically accurate, age-appropriate, and inclusive for all students.
The legislature finds that local school boards are required by federal law to adopt school safety plans and existing public law already allows local school boards to use school resource officers or hire private security officers. The legislature further finds that for some school districts this can be cost-prohibitive.
The board of directors of a school district may adopt a written policy authorizing one or more permanent employees of a school located within the school district to possess firearms on school grounds.
[For the purposes of enrolling in public school], A philosophical or personal objection may not be used to exempt a child from the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.
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