The Washington State House Public Safety Committee (WA House PS) considers issues relating to law enforcement agencies, crime prevention, criminal penalties and sentencing, impaired driving, registration and civil commitment of sex offenders, and adult correctional programs and institutions.
7 cannabis-related bills remained in motion as the Washington State House and Senate began considering opposite chamber bills prior to Friday’s policy committee cutoff.
Agency leadership heard a briefing on cannabis-related legislation still active and otherwise, including both agency requests and bills introduced by other stakeholders.
11 cannabis-related bills were scheduled for consideration in 5 committee meetings while the WSLCB planned action on Cannabis Penalties and Quality Control Testing rules.
11 cannabis-related bills remain in motion after Tuesday’s committee report deadline.
SB 5605 (vacating misdemeanor possession convictions) and SB 5298 (structure or function claims) are still moving, but SB 5985 was heard for other reasons.
On Monday April 1st, the House Public Safety Committee hosted an executive session on SB 5605, “Concerning misdemeanor marijuana offense convictions.”
Several cannabis bills found love on Valentine’s Day as committees passed or amended them, while less fortunate legislation received no action.
The Washington State House Public Safety Committee (WA House PS) moved Substitute House Bill 1500 out of committee with a “do pass” recommendation including one amendment.
Lawmakers heard HB 1500 which would allow for vacation of misdemeanor cannabis possession convictions.