HB 2370 Scheduled for Senate Hearing

Feb 23, 2012 by

HB 2370 Scheduled for Senate Hearing

February 23, 2012 – Olympia, WA

HB 2370 – Billig (Improving Health Outcomes through Transportation Planning) is now scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday, February 27 at 1:30 pm (note new time that day). The next deadline for this bill is to move out of this committee on that same day – Feb. 27th.

Very late-breaking news: There is a striking amendment not offered up by the proponents for the bill, and the hearing will be on the striking amendment. The striker amends the current “mobility” goal to add “congestion relief”, which some believe is a goal to include more capacity for our motorized transportation system. It is likely that some of the proponents will air concerns about this new language, but the COPC and others testifiers will continue to focus on the important intersection between health and transportation.

Senate Transportation Committee member information can be found at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/MembersStaff.aspx.

Possible action steps include:

  1. Communicate with all members of the Senate Transportation Committee ASAP – email, phone or letter.
  2. Use your own advocacy network to alert your constituencies about HB 2370. Key talking points can be accessed here.

For past updates on HB 2370, click here.

 

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