Morning update: Session Day 37

Staff reportsFebruary 18, 2014 

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

TONY OVERMAN — The Olympian Buy Photo

The House and Senate worked late into the night Monday and resume today for the last day that House bills can be moved out of the House or Senate bills out of the Senate.

The deadline doesn't apply to budget-related legislation.

Working past midnight, the House approved several notable proposals including a merger of the medical and recreational marijuana systems. 

The House also called for limits on local and state government use of drones. And one of the last bills it endorsed before going home for the night would impose regulations on shipments of oil.

Another major proposal could be sent to Gov. Jay Inslee's desk Tuesday, if advocates are correct. The Latino/a Educational Achievement Project said in a news release Tuesday morning that the House is expected to vote this evening on the Real Hope Act, also known as the Dream Act.

The Senate-passed measure would open state college financial aid to immigrants brought to the country illegally at a young age.

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