POLICY RESOURCES

 

2021 SESSION TIPS AND TOOLS

 

Remote Sign In

Step-by-Step Instructions for Remote Sign In for the 2021 Legislative Session

 

Hook Line Sinker: Virtual Session

Meetings with legislators are often short and it can be difficult to figure out where to start and what to say. This can be even more challenging this session given the virtual convening of the legislature. Following the Hook, Line & Sinker model provides some simple structure to so you can have an effective and impactful meeting with your legislators.

 

Tips & Tricks for Legislator Meetings: Virtual Session

Following these tips, you should be able to have a productive meeting with your legislators and be on your way to establishing a good working relationship and advancing your issue.

 

Tips for Testifying: Virtual Session

12 Tips for testifying during virtual session.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

Guide to Reading a Legislative Measure

While reading a bill, have you ever been unsure of what certain things mean? Click here for a Guide to Reading a Legislative Measure.

Legislative Glossary

Does some of the terminology during session confuse you? Check out this Glossary of Legislative Terms.

Testifying On A Bill

Are you planning to come down to testify on a bill or budget issue this session? Get tips about how to sign in to testify before a committee, learn about what happens during a hearing, and how to provide effective testimony, here

Washington State Budgets

For a guide to understanding the Washington State Budgets, click here

Bill History

Need support reading and understanding the bill history page? The Legislative Center created this easy to understand tutorial

Shortcuts for Tracking Bills & Finding Out What You Want To Know

To check on a bill, go to the main bill information site to set up a log-in account. You can then find legislation by bill number, prime sponsor, or by topic.

Legislative Committees schedules, agendas and calendars.
To see video, or hear audio, of any legislative meeting or floor debate, go to www.tvw.org.

Summary of Introduced House Legislative Bills, here; Senate Legislative Bills, here.

House Floor Activity Reports, here (shows live status of House floor).

Senate Floor Activity Reports, here (shows live status of Senate floor).

A Primer on Concurrence, Dispute, and Conference

If a bill was amended in the opposite house from which it was originally introduced, the house of origin has to decide whether it will concur with the amendments or not. Learn more about the three potential paths for these bills.

 

HEALTH POLICY NEWSLETTERS

2021

Stay informed on health policy news for the WA State Legislative Session.

Week 6 - First Cutoff

Week 5 - Countdown to First Cutoff

Week 4 - Challenges & Changes

Week 3 - Working Toward Recovery

Week 2 - On to Week Two!

Week 1 - 2021 Virtual Session Begins!

2020

Week 1 - 2020 Session Begins!

Week 2 - We made it through week 1!

Week 3 - Bills, Bills, Bills!

Week 4 - First Cut-Off!

Week 5 - Another Cut-Off!

Week 6 - Floor Action

Week 7 - Here Come the Budgets

Week 8 - Budgets, Cutoff & COVID-19

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