Politics & Government

Under the Dome: Wednesday, February 11, the 31st day of the 105-day legislative session


“We’re losing jobs, we’re losing contracts for years to come. Hopefully there will be some kind of a resolution soon.”

Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, on the need for an agreement to end the slowdown at West Coast ports.


The Senate plans to vote Wednesday on the supplemental budget that outlines state spending plans through the end of June.


House Bill 1458 would raise the legal smoking age to 21 for tobacco and vapor products. The House Committee on Health Care and Wellness has a hearing at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.

Senate Bill 5259 would require landlords to provide new tenants with voter registration forms or a link to register to vote online. The Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance will hear the bill at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 2 of the J.A. Cherberg Building.


Senate Bill 5547 would require students receiving state need grants to have at least a 2.5 GPA to renew a grant. The bill has a hearing in the Senate Committee of Higher Education at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room 3 of the J.A. Cherberg Building.

House Bill 1917 would limit public access to video and audio from police body cameras. The House Judiciary Committee has a hearing on the bill at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room A of the John L O’Brien Building.


Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, introduced House Bill 2067. The bill would require courts to place a child with a qualified grandparent when ordering an out-of-home placement for a child unless the court finds that such placement would not be in the child’s best interests.