The Senate adopted Senate Resolution 8630, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. After the resolution’s passage, Senate Democrats attempted to move Senate Bill 5668, which seeks to ensure minority groups can influence local government elections, to the Senate floor for a vote. The attempt failed on a 26-23 party-line vote.
THURSDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
There are no Senate hearings this week.
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The House will hear Senate Bill 5156, which passed the Senate last week on a 42-6 vote. The legislation would require realtors to disclose information about defective elevators, wheelchair lifts and other conveyances in residential property transactions. The House Committee on Business and Financial Services will hear the bill in Hearing Room B of the John L. O’Brien Building at 8 a.m.
The House Committee on Early Learning and Human Services will have a work session to discuss plans for funding substance abuse programs with revenue raised from Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana use and sales. The session is at 8 a.m. in Hearing Room E of the John L. O’Brien Building.
FRIDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
The House has no public hearings scheduled, but its Committee on Finance intends to vote on a bill related to marijuana. House Bill 2136 would share marijuana tax revenue with city and county governments, and make other changes to the way recreational and medical marijuana are taxed. The committee meets at noon in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
The Washington chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association is celebrating Massage Awareness Day Thursday at the Capitol by giving legislators massages. The group will be at the Legislative Building from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.