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Legislature marks second Floor Cutoff, 9 days left in regular session

April 14, 2017 by SBCTC Communications

The Legislature Wednesday passed its last major cutoff date before the scheduled end of the legislative session. Floor cutoff means that all bills, except those needed for the budget, must be passed by the opposite chamber in order to continue in the process.

System bills

Bill number Bill title Bill status
SHB 1130/
SB 5381
Making the customized training program permanent
  • Passed Legislature April 6
  • Delivered to Governor April 12
EHB 1913/
SB 5677
Creating a leasehold excise tax exemption for certain leasehold interests in facilities owned or used by schools, colleges, or universities
  • Passed House March 7 with a 86-11 vote
  • Referred to Senate Ways & Means Committee March 29
SSB 5069/
SHB 1129
Providing associate degree education to enhance education opportunities and public safety
  • Passed Legislature April 10
  • President of the Senate signed April 11

Non-system bills

Bill number Bill title Bill status
E2SHB 1375 Providing students at community and technical colleges with the costs of required course materials
  • Passed Legislature April 6
  • Speaker of the House signed April 10
  • President of the Senate signed April 11
SHB 1452/
SB 5361
Concerning the opportunity scholarship program
  • Passed House April 7 with a 96-0 vote
  • Referred to Senate Ways & Means April 11
SHB 2186 Concerning investing in Washington families by improving the fairness of the state's excise tax system by narrowing or eliminating tax preferences, imposing a business and occupation tax surcharge while eliminating tax liability for small businesses, enacting an excise tax on capital gains, modifying the real estate excise tax, making administrative changes, and implementing marketplace fairness in Washington
  • Referred to House Rules Committee April 4
SB 5640 Concerning technical college diploma programs
  • Passed Legislature April 7
  • Delivered to Governor April 14

Coming up next week

With just over one week until the end of the regular session, legislators will continue working on budgets and negotiating differences between bills that have passed both chambers. The Legislature must adjourn Sine Die no later than April 23.

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