It's Health Policy News You Can Use for this seventh week of legislative session. For 'What We're Watching' and more, click on the pdf link below.
We are entering the sixth week of the legislative session and Friday, February 20th is the first cutoff. Cutoff dates are deadlines established by the Legislature within the sixty or 105 day session by which certain actions much be taken. The first cutoff is referred to as policy cutoff. This is the deadline for bills to be passed out of policy committees in their house of origin. Bills then move on to fiscal committees or the Rules committee. For what we're watching this week and more, check out this weeks' Health Policy News You Can Use!
Connect To These Resources:Health Policy News You Can Use Feb 16 2015.pdf
We are entering the fifth week of the legislative session, and the pace is very busy. Another "hot issue" the legislature is grappling with this session is marijuana. There are competing plans to reconcile medical and recreational marijuana markets and dozens of bills about the topic this session.
In this weeks' Health Policy News we introduce you to a few of the Marijuana bills that may be of interest or concern to the prevention community.
Connect To These Resources:Health Policy News You Can Use February 9, 2015.pdf
Don't know how a bill becomes a law? This guide can help!
Connect To These Resources:How a Bill becomes Law.pdf
Things are really getting busy this fourth week of the legislative session; one very hot topic among our legislators is e-cigarettes and vaping! There are a total of 6 current bills under consideration that we list below under "E-cigarettes/Vaping."
We hope that you were able to view the presentation to the Joint House Education and Health Care & Wellness Committee works session on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and statewide academic achievement by Christopher Blodgett PhD, from Washington State University's Area Health Education Center.
Plus more resources for the legislative season, and what we're watching for this week!
Connect To These Resources:Health Policy News You Can Use - Feb 2, 2015.pdf
Health Policy News You Can Use for the week of January 26, 2015.
In this episode of Health Policy News, meet our lobbyist, Erin Dziedzic, and find links to the past week's Community Health Worker and Adverse Childhood Experiences House committee presentations, as well as a list of what we're watching for this week.
Connect To These Resources:Health Policy News You Can Use 1-26-15.pdf
Health Policy News You Can Use for the week of January 19, 2015.
If you would like to follow the Legislative Calendar so you can monitor the cut-off deadlines, need help reading a bill or want to know what we're watching for this week, read the latest Health Policy News for the 2015 Legislative Session.
Connect To These Resources:Health Policy News You Can Use January 19, 2015.pdf
A Guide to Reading a Legislative Measure.
Not sure how to read a bill or want to know more? This handy guide can help.
Connect To These Resources:A Guide to Reading a Legislative Measure.pdf
At a certain point during the Session a "cutoff" date is established for bills to be considered in Committee of the Whole. Absent some extraordinary circumstance, bills still in committee or otherwise missing this cutoff will generally receive no further action during the session. This is the 2015 Session Cutoff Calendar draft until the Legislature adopts formal cutoff dates for the 2015 Session. When it becomes available it can be found here: http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/pages/cutoff.aspx
Connect To These Resources:2015 Session Cutoff Calendar.pdf
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Health Policy News for the 2015 Regular Session of the Washington State Legislature.
The legislature convened at noon on Monday, January 12th and in the next 105 days will tackle many significant issues, including the McCleary State Supreme Court case on education. The McCleary case directs legislators to boost education by billions of dollars by the 2017-18 school year, or face sanctions.
In this week's Health Policy News you will find helpful 2015 Session links for bill tracking, committee meeting schedules, and bill summary and activity reports. We'll be bringing you updates on issues and bills we're tracking throughout this Legislative Session.