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The WDA Legislative Advocacy Program

Updated 7/29/2015

2015 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Budget negotiations went to wire again this session and many thanks are owed to everyone who assisted WDA in securing our maintenance funding in the 2015-17 state budget. The legislature passed the budget in time to meet its June 30 deadline; however, it stayed in session to complete passage of other legislation until July 10, 2015 making it the longest single session in state history. Our appreciation goes out to WDA/WACDL lobbyist Bob Cooper and everyone involved in our legislative advocacy for their hard work and stamina during this grueling session. A full recap of the session and bills passed will be in the August issue of Washington Criminal Defense magazine.

An overview of bills that passed can be found here.

 Further information on the legislature and the legislative session may be found at:

If you are interested in participating in the committee or have questions about our legislative program, please contact Christie Hedman at 206-623-4321.

 

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