RESOURCES

RESOURCES

 

SB 5129: Tobacco Equity

Policy Change for Health Equity: Holding Commercial Tobacco Retailers Accountable Instead of Penalizing Youth for Addiction

 

A bill to protect Washington’s communities from climate change impacts: HB 1099

HB 1099 answers the need for a new, comprehensive climate solution to build more resilient communities, from flood protection to transit, clean water to wildfire prevention.

 

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.

 

Budget Memo: November 2020 Revenue Forecast

This memo provides an updated overview of the changing operating budget and revenue landscape in Washington, a summary of the new caseload forecast, and some context for potential options that lie ahead.

 

Prevention Alliance Policy Brief: Early Childhood Education & Its Impact on Health Outcomes

This policy brief provides an overview of the importance of ECE as a social determinant of
health; an overview of the early learning system in Washington; a discussion of barriers to
quality, affordable ECE; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child care and how it has
further exacerbated barriers; and an overview of the work being done in Washington to better
support and improve the early learning system in Washington.

 

Prevention Alliance Budget Memo: September 2020 Revenue Forecast

An updated overview from the Prevention Alliance of the changing operating budget and revenue landscape in Washington and some context for potential options that lie ahead.

Prevention Alliance Budget Memo: June 2020 Revenue Forecast

An updated overview from the Prevention Alliance of the changing operating budget and revenue
landscape in Washington, a summary of the caseload forecast, a breakdown of what is and isn’t
protected in the state budget, and some context for potential options that lie ahead.

Prevention Alliance Budget Memo: COVID-19 Edition with Updated Final 2020 Supplemental Operating Budget & Unofficial Revenue Forecast

An overview from the Prevention Alliance that provides an updated overview of the changing budget and revenue landscape since the 2020 legislative session adjourned.

Prevention Alliance Budget Memo: Final 2020  Supplemental Operating Budget

An overview from the Prevention Alliance of the changing budget and revenue landscape in the final days of the 2020 legislative session and a summary of funding levels in the final supplemental budget passed by the legislature.

Prevention Alliance Budget Memo: March 2020 House & Senate Supplemental Operating Budget Proposals

An overview from the Prevention Alliance of the different supplemental operating budget proposals as passed off the floor of each chamber.

Prevention Alliance Budget Memo: February 2020 Revenue Forecast

A summary from the Prevention Alliance on the February 19th Revenue Forecast released by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

Prevention Alliance Policy Brief: Impacts of Initiative 976

A summary from the Prevention Alliance on the impacts of Initiative 976 - concerning motor vehicle taxes and fees.

Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance: Public Charge Information

The federal government has finalized a "public charge" rule that may impact immigrants' applications for visas, permanent residency or admission to the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the rule to be implemented and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will implement the new rule on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.

2020 Advocacy Days

Learn about advocacy opportunities during the 2020 Washington State legislative session.

HEALTH POLICY NEWSLETTERS

Sign up to stay informed on health policy news for the WA State Legislative Session.

Week 2 - On to Week Two!

Week 1 - 2021 Virtual Session Begins!

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

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).

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