Morning update: Session Day 18

Staff reportsJanuary 30, 2014 

Legislative Building in Olympia.(STEVE BLOOM staff photographer) taken June10,2013

STEVE BLOOM — The Olympian.

A House committee will hold a public hearing on proposals to prevent local governments from banning state-licensed marijuana businesses. According to Attorney General Bob Ferguson, nothing in state law today forbids local bans. The House Government Accountability and Oversight Committee meets at 10 a.m. to hear House Bill 2638 and 2322.

The same committee will also hear testimony on whether to share revenue from marijuana sales with local governments, as House Bill 2144 would do.

The Senate Transportation Committee will hear an update on the Skagit River Bridge at 3:30 p.m. The bridge was replaced last year after falling into the river.

House Bill 2432 aims to provide long-term support for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities who receive state services. The legislation, from Rep. Tami Green, D-Lakewood, will have a hearing in the House Early Learning and Human Services Committee at 10 a.m.

A proposal by Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Blaine, would prohibit the state Board of Education from requiring students to complete a culminating project for graduation. House Bill 2402 will have a hearing in the House Education Committee at 10 a.m.

A bill that would require termination of food stamps for incarcerated people will have a hearing in the Senate Human Services and Corrections. Senate Bill 6211, proposed by Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, will be heard at 10 a.m.


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