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Gregoire is wrapping up tomorrow, and that’s no April Fools Joke

Post by Joe Turner on March 31, 2008 at 1:24 pm with No Comments »
March 31, 2008 1:24 pm

Our colleagues at the Associated Press tell me that Gov. Chris Gregoire is going to finish signing and vetoing the rest of the bills from the legislative session tomorrow, even though she has until Saturday to do so.


I’ve got a call into Marty Brown, the governor’s legislative liaison and man-in-charge of souvenir bill-signing pens, to verify that.


The list of bills suggests she will, in fact, be signing (or vetoing) 44 bills on Tuesday, so she’ll definitely have writer’s cramp, if nothing else. That’s 44 our of 335 passed by the Legislature this past 60-day session. And the operating and capital budgets are on the list.


Also on the list are the toxic toys and beer and wine tasting (in grocery stores) bills .

Here, read the list:


To: Ladies and Gentlemen

From: Marty Brown, Legislative Director

Subject: Bill Action — April 1, 2008

Governor’s Conference Room

Governor Gregoire will take action on the following House and Senate Bills:

Commencing at 2:00 PM



Second Substitute House Bill No. 1273

Relating to financial fraud.


Second Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2176

Relating to interpreter services.


House Bill No. 2467

Relating to the registration and administration of fertilizers.


Second Substitute House Bill No. 2507

Relating to expanding the statewide first responder building mapping information system to higher education facilities.


House Bill No. 2540

Relating to the advisory committee representing the interests of hunters and fishers with disabilities.


Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2549

Relating to establishing patient-centered primary care pilot projects.


Substitute House Bill No. 2602 Relating to increasing the safety and economic security of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Engrossed Second


Substitute House Bill No. 2647 Relating to the children’s safe products act.


House Bill No. 2678 Relating to restoring the preferential timber industry business and occupation tax rate to the manufacture of environmentally responsible surface material products from recycled paper.


Substitute House Bill No. 2679 Relating to improving educational outcomes for students in foster care.


Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2687 Relating to fiscal matters.


Second Substitute House Bill No. 2722 Relating to addressing the achievement gap for African-American students.


Engrossed Substitute House Bill No. 2765 Relating to the capital budget.


Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 2844 Relating to preventing air and water pollution through urban forestry partnerships.


House Bill No. 2887 Relating to purchasing an increased benefit multiplier for past judicial service for judges in the public employees’ retirement system.


Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill No. 3186 Relating to beach management districts.


Second Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5100 Relating to information for students regarding health insurance.


Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5261 Relating to granting the insurance commissioner the authority to review individual health benefit plan rates.


Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 5596 Relating to fair payment for chiropractic services.


Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5751 Relating to wine and beer tasting.


Engrossed Senate Bill No. 5927 Relating to exempting certain internal control documents from disclosure under the public records act.


Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6111 Relating to generating electricity from tidal and wave energy.


Substitute Senate Bill No. 6181 Relating to county canvassing board membership.


Substitute Senate Bill No. 6297 Relating to elected prosecuting attorney salaries.


Substitute Senate Bill No. 6317 Relating to the payment of interest upon failure to pay death benefits that are payable under the terms of a group life insurance policy.


Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6333 Relating to the creation of a citizens’ work group on health care reform.


Substitute Senate Bill No. 6339 Relating to address confidentiality of victims of trafficking.


Engrossed Senate Bill No. 6357 Relating to service of process in domestic violence cases.


Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6442 Relating to the office of public defense.


Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6468 Relating to the taxation of honey beekeepers.


Substitute Senate Bill No. 6510 Relating to providing a source of funding to assist small manufacturers in obtaining innovation and modernization services.


Substitute Senate Bill No. 6527 Relating to the transfer of motor vehicle certificate of ownership and license registration.


Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6580 Relating to mitigating the impacts of climate change through the growth management act.


Substitute Senate Bill No. 6583 Relating to eligibility for medical assistance.


Senate Bill No. 6628 Relating to clarifying the state’s ability to recover from defendants the cost of mental health treatment provided at state hospitals.


Engrossed Senate Bill No. 6641 Relating to providing that voter-approved property tax increases do not permanently increase a taxing district’s levy base, unless expressly stated in the ballot proposition.


Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6665 Relating to the intensive case management and integrated response pilot programs.


Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6673 Relating to learning opportunities to assist students to obtain a high school diploma.


Substitute Senate Bill No. 6711 Relating to preventing foreclosures by creating the smart homeownership choices program.


Substitute Senate Bill No. 6751 Relating to allowing individuals who left work to enter certain apprenticeship programs to receive unemployment insurance benefits.


Senate Bill No. 6799 Relating to the sourcing, for sales and use tax purposes, of sales of tangible personal property by florists.


Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 6809 Relating to providing a tax exemption for working families measured by the federal earned income tax credit.


Senate Bill No. 6818 Relating to transparency in state expenditures.


Second Substitute Senate Bill No. 6855 Relating to dedicated funding for jobs, economic development, and local capital projects.


NOTE: Order of bills is subject to change.

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