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WA Lege SpecSess: Running with the bills

OLYMPIA-- Both the Senate and House start up around 10 a.m., with some housekeeping stuff, some caucusing and then plans to "run bills."

Which is to say vote on them and likely pass them. Because everything "rebooted" for the special session, each house will have to pass bills that it previously passed but the other chamber did not pass.

That allows those bills to head back to the second house where work to amend or replace them can pick up where it left off last week.

Go inside the blog for the morning list of bills the House plans to take up today. Senate list should be forthcoming

Note: the list is tentative, and subject to change on short (or next to no) notice.

Today's list of bills in the House:

2561 JOBS Act
2753 Washington Works housing act
2630 Opportunity Express
2694 BS degrees/Nursing
2854 Higher ed loan program
2782 Security lifeline
2617 Boards and Commissions
2969 Office of the state printer
3182 Unfunded mandates
2416 Energy efficiency
2360 AIDS grants
2875 Health savings accounts
2954 Nursing and boarding home fees
2956 Hospital safety net
3048 Medicaid administration
3186 Community residential services

Today in the Senate:
SB 6572 Eliminating accounts
SB 6712 Extending tax incentives
SB 6409 Opportunity pathways account
SB 6721 Tax statute clarifications
SB 6727 Health sciences and services
SB 6737 Air ambulance tax exemption
SB 6870 Sexually violent predators
SB 6789  Equipment in data centers
SB 6503  Closing state agencies

Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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