WA Governor - Bill Action
(April 30, 2019)

Tuesday April 30, 2019 2:00 PM Observed
Washington State Executive Department Seal

The Washington State Office of the Governor (WA Governor) hosts public bill signing ceremonies in response to the passage of legislation by the Washington State Legislature.

Engagement Options

In-Person

Legislative Building, Sid Snyder Avenue Southwest, Olympia, WA, USA

Observations

HB 1415 – “Modifying funding of the medical marijuana authorization database.”

  • See Cannabis Observer’s summary of HB 1415's committee report cutoff, opposite house cutoff, and sine die cutoff.
  • On Friday April 26th, the bill was delivered to the Governor. Read the Bill as Passed Legislature.
  • On Tuesday April 30th, Governor Inslee signed the bill. It joins Chapter 220 of the 2019 Session Laws with an effective date of July 1st.
  • Commenting on the legislation, the Governor said it had been requested by the Department of Health to “streamline and improve how the medical marijuana authorization database is funded.” He noted the change from an “annual reimbursement” from the Health Professions Account to a “direct appropriation” from the Dedicated Marijuana Account would “be more efficient.” Inslee thanked the bill sponsor, Representative Joe Schmick, and the Senate companion sponsor, Senator Emily Randall (video).
  • See the ceremony’s official photos.

HB 1095 – “Concerning the administration of marijuana to students for medical purposes.”

  • See Cannabis Observer’s summaries of the committee report cutoff, opposite house cutoff, and sine die cutoff.
  • On Friday April 26th, the bill was delivered to the Governor. Read the Bill as Passed Legislature.
  • On Tuesday April 30th, Governor Inslee signed the bill. It joins Chapter 204 of the 2019 Session Laws with an effective date of July 28th.
  • Oh, we got another one here,” Inslee said as he realized he was signing back-to-back cannabis bills sponsored by Representative Blake. Inslee remarked that “currently, children who need medical marijuana for such reasons as seizures or intractable pain for instance, have to leave school to take it, thus missing valuable education time. Under this bill, school districts must adopt policies, if requested, to allow parents or guardians” to administer cannabis concentrates for their children. After signing the bill into law, Inslee told Blake he was “rackin’ ‘em up” (video).
  • See the ceremony’s official photos.