Skip to content

Tips for testifying

March 26, 2021

On March 31 at 1:30 p.m., I will be testifying once more on HB 1016 in hopes of making Juneteenth a statewide holiday. Throughout this journey, I have been grateful to be given advice from those within the State Board on how to truly advocate on behalf of others. With just 30 days left in the 2021 legislative session, I would like to take this opportunity to give advice to those who have not yet the opportunity to advocate and testify on bills during this legislative session. >>

tags: intern

Revenue forecast shows good news, policy committees continue work ahead of next week's cutoff

March 19, 2021

The House and Senate policy committees continued hearing and voting on bills this week, including the college system's requested bill that would prohibit school districts from withholding a students' official grades and transcripts due to an unpaid fine or fee. Members of the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee also heard the bill that would extend the business and occupation tax credit for businesses participating in the Customized Training Program and held a work session on the college system's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. >>

Testifying twice in support of HB 1166

March 19, 2021

As the 10th week of legislation comes to an end, Da’Mea Birdsong and I have spent this week tracking and testifying on bills. Last week, on March 11, I testified for Substitute House Bill 1166 in the Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development’s public hearing. >>

author: Sydney Sharp
tags: intern

Committee hearings resume as Legislature passes floor cutoff deadline

March 12, 2021

Tuesday marked the House of Origin cutoff, the deadline when bills that started in the House or Senate needed to be voted on by members of the entire chamber. Bills that did not receive a vote or failed to pass, unless a necessary part of the budget, will not move on in the legislative process for the 2021 session. >>

previous post Newer Postsnext post Older Posts

Subscribe to Legislative News

Sign up to receive notices when new Legislative News editions are posted.


Legislative News is published weekly during the legislative session by the staff of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to highlight issues impacting the two-year college system.

SBCTC is led by a Governor-appointed board and provides leadership, advocacy, and coordination for Washington’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges. Each year, about 337,000 students train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and English skills, or pursue continuing education. Visit our website at or email us a

All Legislative News Categories

Recent Posts


Last Modified: 9/21/21, 9:38 AM
starburst graphic