Action Alerts

Senate Ways and Means Committee Approves Bill on Legal Financial Obligations

The Senate Ways and Means has passed HB 1783, Legal Financial Obligations – now it goes to the Rules Committee and then the Senate floor for consideration.

-If passed from the Senate without change, HB 1783 can go to Gov Inslee for signature.
-This bill has already been approved by the house.
– Current interest paid by those convicted on is 12% compounding.  Non payment may result in re-incarceration. That has been eliminated.
– Send a thank you to members of the committee who voted for the bill. Those voting “do pass” were Senators Rolfes, Chair; Frockt, Vice Chair; Billig, Conway, Darneille, Fain, Hasegawa, Hunt, Keiser, Mullet, Palumbo, Pedersen, Ranker, Rivers, and Van De Wege.

Committee Members

Senator Room Phone
Rolfes, Christine (D)
303 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7644
Frockt, David (D)
Vice Chair
227 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7690
Braun, John (R)
Ranking Member
403A Legislative Building (360) 786-7638
Honeyford, Jim (R)
Assistant Ranking Member
112 Irv Newhouse Building (360) 786-7684
Bailey, Barbara (R) 407 Legislative Building (360) 786-7618
Becker, Randi (R) 316 Legislative Building (360) 786-7602
Billig, Andy (D) 412 Legislative Building (360) 786-7604
Brown, Sharon (R) 202 Irv Newhouse Building (360) 786-7614
Carlyle, Reuven (D) 233 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7670
Conway, Steve (D) 241 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7656
Darneille, Jeannie (D) 237 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7652
Fain, Joe (R) 416 Legislative Building (360) 786-7692
Hasegawa, Bob (D) 223 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7616
Hunt, Sam (D) 405 Legislative Building (360) 786-7642
Keiser, Karen (D) 219 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7664
Mullet, Mark (D) 415 Legislative Building (360) 786-7608
Palumbo, Guy (D) 402 Legislative Building (360) 786-7600
Pedersen, Jamie (D) 235 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7628
Ranker, Kevin (D) 215 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7678
Rivers, Ann (R) 204 Irv Newhouse Building (360) 786-7634
Schoesler, Mark (R) 314 Legislative Building (360) 786-7620
Van De Wege, Kevin (D) 212 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7646
Wagoner, Keith (R) 109B Irv Newhouse Building (360) 786-7676
Warnick, Judy (R) 103 Irv Newhouse Building (360) 786-7624

Kelly Thompson

Clean Transportation Bill is Pending

 HB 2328  adopts California’ vehicle emission standards, and requires manufacturers to target sales of Zero Emission Vehicles (think electric powered cars) to state residents.  California won a court case to set their own standards for emissions, and Washington can adopt those standards.

This is an important step in creating the “green wall” along the West coast along with Oregon and California,
The Washington Senate Energy, Environment and Technology is sitting on Bill 6098 – the companion bill to House 2328.  Sen Ranker and Hunt are sponsors.  Carlyle, Chair (D)Palumbo, Vice Chair (D)EricksenBrownHawkins; HobbsMcCoyRankerSheldonWellman are on the committee.

Please contact Legislators to pass this legislation.