The Washington State Senate Rules Committee (WA Senate RULE) considers all bills reported from policy and fiscal committees and determines whether, and in what order, to schedule their consideration on the Senate floor by the full Senate.
Washington State Senate Rules Committee
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Washington State Senate Rules Committee (WA Senate RULE)
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WA Legislature - Update (March 15, 2023)
Legislators heard two cannabis bills on Tuesday on pre-employment testing for cannabis use and social equity, and would presumably not be moving two bills out of the Senate Rules x-file.
WA Senate - Session (March 8, 2023) - SB 5546 - Second and Third Reading
Senators amended and passed legislation to create a framework for establishing a Washington State Cannabis Commission hours before the house of origin gateway was closed.
WA Legislature - Update (March 9, 2023)
Three cannabis bills made it through the house of origin gateway in the final hours on Wednesday as legislators returned to policy committee work for the following three weeks.
WA Legislature - Update (March 8, 2023)
Following the calendaring of one bill on Tuesday, four cannabis bills were positioned for action in the Senate - but time was running out before the house of origin cutoff on Wednesday at 5pm.
WA Legislature - Update (March 7, 2023)
An odd couple of cannabis bills were advanced to the Senate floor while seven remained in their respective rules committees ahead of house of origin cutoff on Wednesday evening.
The Week Ahead (March 6, 2023)
Legislators had hundreds of bills to consider before the house of origin cutoff on Wednesday, then policy committees would renew activity - including on the first cannabis zombie bill.
WA Legislature - Update (March 3, 2023)
Senators unanimously passed a bill that may ban all CBD products in Washington state, and legislators would reconvene on Friday to potentially vote on two cannabis bills.
WA Senate - Session (March 2, 2023) - SB 5367 - Second and Third Reading
To ensure the safety of youth, senators unanimously agreed any amount of THC in a hemp product was too much as they amended and passed a bill to age gate products containing THC.
WA Legislature - Update (March 2, 2023)
Two more cannabis bills were pulled out of Senate Rules, interstate was passed by senators, the schedule for next week has some surprises, and floor activity continues.
WA Legislature - Update (March 1, 2023)
Three cannabis bills were passed in their house of origin on Tuesday, while on Wednesday senators could pull up to six cannabis bills out of Rules and potentially take action on interstate.