Committees are slogging through a long list of proposals in advance of Friday’s deadline to finish up their work on policy bills. Among the questions that could come before them for a vote today:
- Whether to speed up implementation of a law making it easier to detain potentially dangerous mentally ill patients. Lakewood Rep. Tami Green’s bill would require more state money for the mental-health system. A similar measure has cleared a Senate committee.
- Whether to make changes to the way the state is implementing the voter-approved liquor-privatization initiative. The restaurants and large retailers that wrote the initiative call for changes in the fees they pay and the volume of transactions allowed. The House Government Accountability & Oversight plans to vote at its 8:30 a.m. meeting.
- Whether to match Discover Pass sales with money from the main state budget to shore up state parks’ finances. The House Committee on Community Development and Housing & Tribal Affairs is due to consider it at 1:30 p.m.
- Whether to hold back third-graders who fail the state’s reading test; require students to complete community service to graduate from high school; and reduce the number of standardized tests students must take to graduate. The House Education committee is scheduled to vote on all of those measures at its 8 a.m. meeting.