Politics & Government

Under the Dome: Friday, March 13, the 61st day of the 105-day legislative session


Halfway through the Washington Legislature’s 105-day session, only three bills have made it to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk to be signed into law, the Associated Press reported Thursday.


Senate Bill 5158 would require the location of a cellphone call be given to law enforcement when they are responding to an emergency. The bill has a hearing in front of the House Committee on Public Safety at 10 a.m. in Room D of the John L. O’Brien Building.

The House Committee on Business and Financial Services may vote on House Bill 5296, which passed the Senate on a unanimous vote. The bill prohibits locksmiths from misrepresenting their geographic location to customers. The committee meeting is at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room B of the O’Brien Building.


The Senate Committee on Government Operations and Security will hear House Bill 1560 on Monday. The bill recognizes March 31 as Cesar Chavez Day. It will have a public hearing at 10 a.m. in Hearing Room 2 of the J.A. Cherberg Building.

Senate Bill 5012 authorizes the growth of industrial hemp and would require Washington State University to conduct a study about industrial hemp and its marketability in the state. The bill will have a public hearing before the House Committee on Commerce and Gaming at 1:30 p.m. in Hearing Room C of the O’Brien Building.