Morning update: Session Day 25

Staff reportFebruary 6, 2014 

The Legislative Building in Olympia is shown in this file photo from Jan. 3, 2013.

TONY OVERMAN — The Olympian Buy Photo

It's cutoff week, and while House policy committees closed down shop two days in advance of Friday's calendar deadline for passing bills out of committee, bill hearings are still underway in the state Senate.

A proposal by Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, would petition Congress to, in conjunction with the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, come up with a plan for a federal nuclear waste repository. Senate Joint Memorial 8014 will have a hearing in the Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 4 of the John A. Cherberg Building. Legislation by Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, would eliminate an exemption that allows Christian Scientists to treat their children with faith-based healing instead of traditional medicine. Senate Bill 6295 is scheduled for a hearing at 10 a.m. in the Senate Human Services and Corrections Committee in Hearing Room 1 of the John A. Cherberg Building.

Senate Bill 6516 would create a joint legislative task force to study financing options on flood control, water supply and stormwater projects. Introduced by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, the legislation is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Ways and Means Committee at 3:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 4 of the John A. Cherberg Building.

No floor action in the House and Senate is expected today, as both have only pro forma sessions scheduled.

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