State Director Patrick Connor reports from Olympia on the small-business agenda
The 2023 Regular Session of the Washington State Legislature opened for business January 9 and adjourned April 23. At the end of each week, NFIB Washington State Director Patrick Connor filed a report on the small-business agenda. A special, one-day session was held May 16 to enact a “Blake fix” to the in the state’s criminal code.
- April 23—Legislature Adjourns 2023 Session. Special Session Likely
- April 14—Two Property Tax Bills Surface at the Last Minute
- April 8—Bill Allowing Workers to Sue Over Personnel File Disputes Dead for the Year
- March 31—Legislators Turn Back to Budget in Final Month of Session
- March 24—Two Bills Giving More Reasons to Sue Employers Await Executive Action
- March 17—12% Annual Interest Penalty for Wage Complaints?
- March 10—Passing of Legislative Deadline Narrows Number of Bills
- March 4—Right to Repair Passes the House, 58-38
- February 24—NFIB Fighting Big Business over the Right to Repair
- February 17—First Legislative Deadline of the Session Passes
- February 10—Should a Margins Tax Replace State’s B&O?
- February 3—NFIB Testifies Against Bill on Wage Claim Violations
- January 27—Right to Repair Bills Introduced in House and Senate
- January 20—NFIB, Trial Bar Negotiating Workplace Fairness Bill
- January 13—Washington State Legislature Begins 2023 Session