The WDA Legislative Advocacy Program
Today is a key legislative milestone of the 2015 session, the first cut-off for fiscal committees. Last Friday was the cut-off for policy committees and March 11 is the date that all bills must be out of their house of origin. Over 50 mental health related bills having been introduced this session and it appears likely that many of the proposed changes to the Involuntary Treatment Act and relating to competency restoration will be consolidated in an omnibus bill. We have been extremely involved in trying to stop or improve the proposals.
If you are interested in participating in the WDA WACDL Legislative Committee, which meets by conference call at 12:15 p.m. on Fridays, or have questions about our legislative program, please contact Christie Hedman at 206-623-4321.
Further information on the legislature and the legislative session may be found at:
- State Website: http://www.leg.wa.gov/legislature; or
- Bill information: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/.
If you are interested in participating in the committee or have questions about our legislative program, please contact Christie Hedman at 206-623-4321.