Action scheduled in the Washington state Legislature this week includes:
Today is the deadline for bills to get out of the financial committees of both houses. The Legislature will now begin to concentrate on hearing bills from the opposite house. Few committee hearings are scheduled after today.
10 a.m. House Hearing Room D, John L. O’Brien Bldg., House Capital Budget Committee possible vote on HB1617, preventing the state from acquiring any more habitat conservation and outdoor recreation lands.
10 a.m. House Hearing Room C, John L. O’Brien Bldg., House Higher Education Committee public hearing on SB5287, providing student loan forgiveness in return for service within Washington state.
1:30 p.m. House Hearing Room C, John L. O’Brien Bldg., House Finance Committee possible vote on several tax cut bills, including HB1611, giving a tax exemption to new construction of housing for youth in need, and HB1769, lowering the business and occupation tax for the insurance business.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.