Morning Update: Session Day 9

Staff reportsJanuary 21, 2014 

Here's what's happening in and around the Legislature on Tuesday.

The Washington March for Life starts at noon Tuesday on the north steps of the Legislative Building. An estimated 4,500 people are expected the attend this year's version of the annual rally against abortion.

A proposal that would ensure job security for lawmakers should the legislative session extend into special session will receive a public hearing in the House Government Operations and Elections Committee. House Bill 2473, introduced by Rep. Marko Liias, D-Edmonds, will be heard at 10 a.m. The House Finance Committee will hear a measure that would prevent marijuana growers from receiving tax breaks designed for other farming and agricultural businesses. House Bill 2409, sponsored by Seattle Democratic Rep. Reuven Carlyle, will be heard at 8 a.m.

The Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee will hear public testimony on Senate Bill 6039. Introduced by Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, the legislation would set up new guidelines for the acquisition of hunting licenses and would make changes to hunter education courses. The hearing will take place at 1:30 p.m.

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