The 2014 legislative session starts on Jan. 13 and Sen. Doug Ericksen, GOP-Ferndale, has been using the time during the interim to prepare bills for better time management during the session.Fulfilling the promise he made last year on effective government, he will continue to work with both the bipartisan coalition, the Majority Coalition Caucus, and the Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee with an emphasis on collaborative work that incorporates all viewpoints.
SB 5982 Preserving K-12 Instructional time.
SB 5983 Limiting the authority of growth management hearings boards to hear petitions challenging the regulation of permit exempt wells.
SB 5984 Banning certain flame retardants in children’s products and residential upholstered furniture.
SB 5986 Eliminating the reduction in state basic education funding that occurs in counties with federal forest lands.
SB 5990 Concerning funding for programs under the environmental legacy stewardship program.
SB 5991 Studying nuclear power as a replacement for electricity generated from the combustion of fossil fuels.
SB 5992 Allowing certain incremental electricity to qualify as an eligible renewable resource.
SB 5993 Concerning a sales tax exemption provided to state and local government on purchases made with debt proceeds.
SB 5994 Concerning a sales and use tax exemption when the funds used were obtained from indebtedness.
S-3233.1 Water rights for irrigation purposes that involved conversion to more efficient irrigation technologies.