That Second Special Session Sound—Crickets

Date: June 01, 2017

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NFIB/Washington State Director Patrick Connor reports from Olympia on the small-business agenda as of June 1.

Aside from the requisite pro forma calls to order and adjournment, there were no legislative committee hearings nor any significant floor action during the second week of the second special session. Next week is likely to be the same.

The only real news of note was Rep. Jessyn Farrell resigning from the state House in order to fundraise for her Seattle mayoral campaign. State law prohibits lawmakers from collecting political contributions for state or local races while the Legislature is in session.

Farrell was one of three vice chairwomen and chairmen of the House Transportation Committee and also served on the Commerce & Gaming and Rules committees. She was perhaps best known for sponsoring minimum wage increase and pregnancy accommodation bills during her tenure.

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Previous Reports and Related News Releases, Editorials

May 26 Report—Inslee Declares Capital Gains, Property Tax Proposals Dead

May 19 Report—Another Special Session of the Washington Legislature Expected

May 12 Report—Inslee Signs Small Business Bill of Right Inventory Into Law

May 5 Report—Governor Expected to Sign NFIB-Crafted Bill Into Law

April 28 Report—Bill Simplifying Crowd Funding Signed Into Law

April 21 Report—NFIB Victory: Regulatory Fairness Act Signed Into Law

April 7, 14 Report—NFIB Victory: Ban The Box Bills Dead—For Now

March 31 Report—Labor Threat: Paid Family Leave Legislation or Ballot Initiative

March 24 Report—‘Get NFIB on Board’ Orders Senate Committee Chairman

March 17 Report—Legislators Challenged on Their Ban-The-Box Hypocrisy

March 10 Report—Major Legislative Deadline Passes in Olympia

March 3 Report—NFIB Agenda Bills Passing by Big Margins in Olympia

February 24 Report—Key NFIB Legislative Bills Advancing in Olympia

February 22 Editorial—Good News Can Come Out of Olympia

February 17 Report—NFIB Making Long Strides in Regulatory Reform

February 16 News Release—Small Business Seeking to Toss I-1433

February 16 News Release—New Poll Shines Light on Big Small-Business Headache

February 10 Report—NFIB Only Business Group to Testify for Right to Work

February 3 Report—Competing Employer Mandates Take Center Stage

January 27 Report—Small Business Bill of Rights Inventory Legislation Advances

January 20 Report—Bill Introductions Begin in Earnest in Olympia

January 13 Report—Opening of Legislative Session Sees NFIB Charging Ahead

[Tile photo courtesy of Legislative Support Services]

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