Morning update: Session Day 19

Staff reportsJanuary 31, 2014 

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

STEVE BLOOM — The Olympian.

The Senate is poised to vote Friday on financial-aid changes long sought by Democrats and Latino groups. A new Republican version of the measure emerged Thursday, allowing financial aid to go to people who came to the country illegally at a young age

The Rules Committee, which directs the flow of legislation to the Senate floor, on Friday morning approved letting veterans qualify for in-state tuition -- an idea the GOP is pairing with the aid for immigrants.


Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, proposed legislation that would make distributing intimate images a class C felony. House Bill 2250 will have a hearing in the House Public Safety Committee at 8 a.m. 

Legislation that would allow regional and state universities with culinary programs to apply for a special license to allow students aged 18 to taste, but not consume, alcohol will have a public hearing. House Bill 6386, sponsored by Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry, R-Moses Lake, will have a hearing at 8 a.m. in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.

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