“It's like when your kids tell you they want to go to Disneyland.”
– Gov. Jay Inslee, in response to the question “What is it like to get lobbied?” On Thursday, Inslee participated in a two-hour “ask me anything” on the online message board Reddit.
FRIDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
Senate Bill 5499 would create a 12-month sentence enhancement for anyone proven to have used a drone to commit a crime. Such an allegation would be known as a nefarious drone enterprise, according to the bill. The legislation will receive a public hearing at 10 a.m. before the House Public Safety Committee. The hearing will take place in Hearing Room D of the John L. O’Brien Building.
Legislation that would prohibit the use of special software to snatch up tickets sold on online will receive a hearing before the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee. House Bill 1091, which was requested by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, would define the use of so-called ticket bots as a deceptive business practice that is banned under the state Consumer Protection Act. The hearing on the bill will take place in Hearing Room 1 of the John A. Cherberg Building.
NEXT WEEK IN THE LEGISLATURE
The House is expected to release its budget proposal sometime next week. After the House unveils its proposed spending plan, the state Senate will release its budget proposal soon after. The House is controlled by Democrats while the Senate is under Republican control.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
The steel drum band from Tapteal Elementary in West Richland will perform in the rotunda of the Legislative Building Friday. The drumming performance will take place from noon to 1 p.m.