2016 Legislative Session – Day 29 #2 The

2016 Legislative Session – Day 29 #2

The Appropriations Committee held a public hearings on thirty-three bills today. Because of the number of bills, there will be multiple posts to list all 33.

Substitute House Bill 2955 creating the Washington free to finish college program.

House Bill 2429 concerning the provision of assessment results to students and their parents or guardians.

Substitute House Bill 2573 concerning the shortage of public school teachers and substitute teachers.

Substitute House Bill 2823 creating a program to provide students and the community with the means to report anonymously concerning unsafe or violent activities, or the threat of these activities.

House Bill 2964 eliminating lunch copays for students who qualify for reduced-price lunches.

Substitute House Bill 2730 concerning the prescription monitoring program.

Substitute House Bill 2767 defining and using the term center-based services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Substitute House Bill 2545 reducing public health threats that particularly impact highly exposed populations, including children and firefighters, by establishing a process for the department of health to restrict the use of toxic flame retardant chemicals in certain types of consumer products.

House Bill 2976 – Repealing the authority for transfers to the Clarke-McNary account.

Substitute House Bill 2530 protecting victims of sex crimes.

House Bill 2817 – Creating an office of the corrections ombuds.

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