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Bill Tracker: 2023 Legislative Session

Weekly updates and actions to support the passage of priority bills for birds
Mountain Bluebird. Photo: Debbie Tubridy
Get Involved

Bill Tracker: 2023 Legislative Session

Weekly updates and actions to support the passage of priority bills for birds

2023 Weekly Legislative Update

Track the progress of Audubon's priority bills below.

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The Environmental Priorities Coalition virtual Lobby Days are February 14-16. Join us virtually to advocate for a healthy environment.

Support funding for parks and the great outdoors by attending the virtual Parks and Great Outdoors Legislative Day on February 1.

Note: we’ve broken the following table into “top priorities” and “other priority legislation."

POLICY PRIORITY                                                                                                                            LATEST UPDATE

TOP PRIORITIES  

Climate and Clean Energy

Improve processes for efficiently and responsibly siting clean energy projects.

Legislation: HB 1216 / SB 5380

The house version of this bill had a public hearing in the House Committee on Environment & Energy on January 19 at 8am.

We are working on securing improvements to this governor-request bill that will ensure better alignment with our state's climate goals and the urgent need to protect at-risk habitat and wildlife.

Ask your representative to ensure HB 1216 protects habitat

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The senate version of this bill had a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Environment, Energy & Technology on January 24 at 1:30 PM.

Climate and Growth Management

Incorporate climate change (including sea level rise) into Growth Management planning

Legislation: HB 1181 / SB 5203

The house version of this bill is scheduled for an executive session (vote) on January 25 at 10:30 AM

If you haven't already, tell your state representative to support passage of HB 1181

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The senate version of this bill had a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Local Government, Land Use & Tribal Affairs on January 17 at 8:00 AM

Puget Sound Shoreline Protection

Comprehensive assessment of Puget Sound shoreline conditions

Legislation: SB 5104

The senate version of this bill is scheduled for an executive session (vote) in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks on January 26 at 1:30 PM.

Tell your Senator to vote YES on SB 5104 (note: this page only works if your Senator is on this committee)

 
OTHER PRIORITY LEGISLATION  

WRAP Act

EPC priority legislation to reduce plastic waste

Legislation: HB 1131 / SB 5154

The house version of this bill had a public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government on January 17 at 10:30 AM

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The senate version of this bill had a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Local Government, Land Use & Tribal Affairs on January 18 at 8:00 AM

Electric Transmission Planning

Requires utilities to enhance transmission planning necessary to reach clean energy targets.

Legislation: HB 1192 / SB 5165

The house version of this bill had a public hearing in the House Committee on Environment & Energy on January 19 at 8:00 AM

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The senate version of this bill had a public hearing in the Senate Committee on Environment, Energy & Technology on January 18 at 8:00 AM

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