Cutoff week expected to be a busy one
Prepared by Marie Sullivan, WSPTA Legislative Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org
This week is expected to be quite busy, as policy committees schedule bills for public hearings and votes in advance of the February 15 deadline for bills to be out of policy committees. Friday marks the last day for House and Senate committees that don’t meet on the 15th. An exception will be made in the House for committees that need that extra day to complete business. Bills with a fiscal impact above $50,000 are sent to Appropriations and Capital Budget in the House, and Ways & Means in the Senate. Bills without a fiscal impact are sent to the Rules Committee, the gatekeeper to the floor.
Keep up with the bills and committee hearings related to WSPTA member-generated legislative priorities and long-term positions by utilizing the bill tracking and upcoming events report.
Additional ways to stay connected:
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- Advocacy questions can be directed to WSPTA Advocacy Director Sherry Rudolph.