Hello to all and thank you for your support on getting a Warm Water Advisory Committee established here in Washington State. Here is the status of our bill SB 6450 and HB 2666. SB 6450 was unanimously approved by the Senate Committee that handles natural resources. After that the bill went to the Ways and Means Committee to review funding (yes there is an assigned cost) and at that level it was also approved by the Senate Ways and Means Committee once again unanimously. From there it will go to the rule making committee and from that to the full Senate for a vote. Our sponsoring Senator Mike Padden is doing his best to make this happen. On the House side the chairman elected not to have a vote of the committee on the bill. We are not sure why, however, if the bill clears the full senate it will go back to the House and with that support we would be hopeful to have a House Committee vote and move it the rest of the way through the process to final approval.
We will keep you posted on each step of the process. Thank you for your support and if you have not yet please go to the links provided below and voice your support of both HB 2666 and SN 6450! W
Thank you! We can get this done!