A Guide to Reading a Legislative Measure.
Not sure how to read a bill or want to know more? This handy guide can help.
At a certain point during the Session a "cutoff" date is established for bills to be considered in Committee of the Whole. Absent some extraordinary circumstance, bills still in committee or otherwise missing this cutoff will generally receive no further action during the session. This is the 2015 Session Cutoff Calendar draft until the Legislature adopts formal cutoff dates for the 2015 Session. When it becomes available it can be found here: http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/pages/cutoff.aspx
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Health Policy News for the 2015 Regular Session of the Washington State Legislature.
The legislature convened at noon on Monday, January 12th and in the next 105 days will tackle many significant issues, including the McCleary State Supreme Court case on education. The McCleary case directs legislators to boost education by billions of dollars by the 2017-18 school year, or face sanctions.
In this week's Health Policy News you will find helpful 2015 Session links for bill tracking, committee meeting schedules, and bill summary and activity reports. We'll be bringing you updates on issues and bills we're tracking throughout this Legislative Session.
Governor Jay Inslee keynotes at Foundation for Healthy Generations 2014 conference, Coalescing for Change, to introduce the launch of Washington State's Healthiest Next Generation Initiative.
Dr. Michael Ungar, Research Professor and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University (and one of the presenters at our 2014 Coalescing for Change conference), discusses a leadership strategy for building capacity to foster resilience. This presentation examines what resilience is and the principles that make resilience more likely to occur.
Want to review PowerPoints & handouts from the conference? We will make sure to update as we receive more materials, but below is a list to get you started! You can use the conference agenda to navigate to workshop resources, just click on the workshop titles on pages 3-7 for links to the PowerPoints used!
In the meantime, we encourage you to continue the conversation online at our collaborate site. Discuss learnings, connect with other conference attendees, or post your own resources & notes from the conference!
Want to see what's in store for this years Coalescing for Change: Community Based Health Solutions conference? See the attached document for an overview of September 17th & 18th and learn about some of our featured researchers and practitioners!