Less Government, Lower Taxes and More Freedom – 2014 Legislative Session Day 17

In the Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Information Technology today we’re hearing five bills and may take Executive Action on five bills. Substitute House Bill 1438 creates a new process and new mechanism for calculating annual consumptive quantity for certain water users who have transitioned to a more efficient process for irrigation.

Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1651 provides that juvenile offender records are confidential unless the juvenile has been adjudicated for a sex offense, a serious violent offense, or the offenses of Arson in the first degree, Kidnapping in the second degree, Assault of a Child in the second degree, Malicious Placement of an Explosive, or Leading Organized Crime; the court may release juvenile records for inspection upon good cause shown; provides that confidential juvenile offender records may not be published, distributed, or sold; provides that the provisions of the act are prospective and retrospective; and the act takes effect July 1, 2014.

House Bill 2125 removes the requirement that all fines collected by the Washington Horse Racing Commission (Commission) be credited to the Class C Purse Fund.

House Bill 2156 waives the penalty for failure to display a discover pass, vehicle access pass, or day use permit if the individual proves that he or she owned a valid pass at the time and allows the court to assess administrative costs of up to $25 if the penalty is waived.

House Bill 2307 requires receipts from penalties collected by the Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) be deposited in the Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Account.

The bills that may be considered for Executive Action are House Bills 1438, 1651, 2125, 2156, and 2307.

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