Morning update: Session Day 46

Staff reportsFebruary 27, 2014 

Legislature legislative building

In this photo taken Jan. 9, 2014, the Legislative Building at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, Wash., is shown as rain falls on the sundial in the foreground.


The morning starts off with an 8 a.m. hearing and possible vote on two bipartisan construction plans: the House capital budget and a proposal to borrow against lottery proceeds for school construction. Rep. Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, sponsored both House Bill 2224 and House Bill 2797.

Legislation that would prohibit landlords from charging a potential tenant for screening reports if the tenant provides documentation containing the necessary credit, employment and criminal history will have a public hearing in the Senate Financial Institutions, Housing and Insurance Committee. Introduced by Rep. June Robinson, D-Everett, the bill will be heard at 1:30 p.m.

Senate Bill 6436 will be heard by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education at 10 a.m. Sponsored by Sen. Dave Frockt, D-Seattle, the legislation would create a work group to study the viability of the College Bound scholarship program. The work group would be required to report back to the Legislature with recommendations on how to fund the scholarship program.

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