Update: Health and Transportation Passes House

Feb 10, 2012 by

Update: Health and Transportation Passes House

February 10, 2012 – 11:30am PST February 10, 2012 5:30 PST*

*UPDATE: After it’s third reading in the House this evening, we are pleased to announce that HB 2370 was put to a vote and passed: Yeas: 53   Nays: 43   Absent: 0   Excused: 2

COPC congratulates all who have worked to support the bill so far. Your continued support is still needed! Write your Senator today (see sample letter below) and let them know that health should be considered in transportation planning.

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February 10, 2012 – 11:30am PST

After a terrific hearing in the House Transportation Committee, HB 2370 – Billig (Improving Health Outcomes through Transportation Planning) has been pulled to the House floor for a potential vote. The next deadline for this bill is to move off the House floor by next Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 5 pm.

House member information (including email addresses) can be found at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/house/Pages/default.aspx.

Possible action steps include:

1. Communicate with all members of the House ASAP – email, phone or letter. Feel free to use COPC’s sample letter.
2. Use your own advocacy network to alert your constituencies about HB 2370. We have compiled talking points here.

We hope you’ll join us in supporting this important bill.

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