Washington Region

Legislative Landing Page

Last updated: 1/25/2023

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We will continue to update this page as our bills progress. To learn more about the bills below and why they’re important to our grassroots network, check out our 2023 Legislative Priorities.


Climate and Growth Management

HB 1181 / SB 5203: Ensure we are incorporating climate change (including sea level rise and increasing storm severity) into Growth Management planning.

Latest Update:

Both the Senate and House bills had public hearings on Tuesday, January 17th, with a significant amount of support from citizens, organizations, agencies, and officials.

SB 5203: Was heard in the Senate Committee on Local Government, Land Use & Tribal Affairs on January 17 at 8:00 AM.
Results from public positions: 1218 Pros – 12 Cons – 1 Other

HB 1181: Was heard in the House Committee on Local Government on January 17 at 10:30 AM with an executive session on January 20 at 10:30 AM
Results from public positions: 1303 Pros – 21 Cons – 3 Other

This was voted out of the House Committee on Local Government at 8:00 AM on Jan 25 and moved to Appropriations

ACTION: If you weren’t able to sign in Pro, you can still call the Legislative Hotline and show your support for these bills! 1-800-562-6000


The WRAP Act

HB 1131 / SB 5154: The Washington Recycling And Packaging (WRAP) Act will overhaul how we manage waste here in Washington by implementing Extended Producer Responsibility, which essentially makes the producers of wasteful packaging pay for the end of life of that packaging.

Latest Update:

SB 5154 was heard in the Senate Committee on Environment, Energy & Technology at 1:30 pm, Tuesday, Jan 17
Results from public positions: 1443 Pros – 32 Cons

Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Environment, Energy & Technology at 8:00 am on February 3, 2023


HB 1131 was heard in the House Committee on Environment & Energy before 4:00 pm Tuesday, Jan 17
Results from public positions: 1504 Pros

Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Environment & Energy at 4:00 PM on Feb 2

ACTION: If you weren’t able to sign in Pro, you can still call the Legislative Hotline and show your support for these bills! 1-800-562-6000


Trifecta Plastics Bill

HB 1085: This bill will reduce plastic pollution in three ways. It will ban future installations of foam-filled docks, require lodging establishments to replace single-use plastic mini-toiletries with refillable body care products (shampoos, conditioners, etc), and will require any new installations of water drinking fountains to have attached water refill stations.

Latest Update:

This bill had its first hearing on Tuesday, Jan 10 in the House Committee on Environment & Energy at 4:00 PM. You can watch the recording here. Huge shout out to everyone who signed in Pro!

Voted out of executive session in the House Committee on Environment & Energy at 8:00 AM on January 26, 2023 and scheduled for Appropriations on January, 30.