Politics & Government

Under the Dome: Friday, (Feb. 6), the 26 day of the 105-day legislative session

FRIDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE

Senate committees aren’t meeting Friday.

The House Public Safety Committee will hear House Bill 1558, which would allow law enforcement officers to seize and forfeit property used to patronize a prostitute. The committee meets at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room D of the John L. O’Brien Building.

MONDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE

A bill in the House is seeking to define a “school day” in public schools. House Bill 1805 would eliminate half days and early release for students in schools, and ensure students have at least six hours of school each day. The bill has a hearing in front of the House Committee on Education at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.

Senate Bill 5198 would limit mandatory helmet use for motorcyclists. The legislation would allow a person at least 18 years or older to ride a motorcycle on state highways, roads and streets without wearing a helmet. The Senate Committee on Transportation will hear the bill at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Room 1 of the J.A. Cherberg Building.

ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS

University of Washington students will be at the Capitol on Friday for a day of advocacy called Huskies on the Hill. The students will speak with lawmakers about issues in education and how tuition affects them.

BILL INTRODUCTIONS

House Bill 1988 would freeze resident undergraduate tuition at the state’s four-year universities. The legislation’s prime sponsor is Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland.

House Bill 1996 would require public elementary school curricula to include music education. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, D-Mukilteo.

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