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Call to Action!

 Substitute House Bill 1371 - boards & commissions
Section 76 (3) (a) permanently restricts state agencies from using funds for travel and renting private facilities like hotels for meetings

Please contact members of the House Ways & Means Committee TODAY to urge them to reject this provision in the bill!
 
 
Suggested message points:

  • We understand the desire of the legislature to save money, but simply requiring state meetings be conducted at public facilities does not save money
  • If a private facility can provide a place for less money they should be able to compete for the business
  • Allow for flexibility and the opportunity for the competitive process to work.
 

 


Ask your Representative to amend SHB 1371 by removing the permanent restriction on travel and the use of private facilities for meetings.
 
Ask your employees to call, too!
 
Let your representative know that jobs in Washington's lodging industry are at stake.
 
Below is a list of the House Ways & Means Committee members, their contact information, and their district.
 
Hunter, Ross (D) Chair                        (360) 786-7936 Dist. 48
Darneille, Jeannie (D) Vice Chair          (360) 786-7974 Dist. 27
Hasegawa, Bob (D) Vice Chair             (360) 786-7862 Dist. 11
Alexander, Gary (R)                             (360) 786-7990 Dist. 20
Bailey, Barbara (R)                              (360) 786-7914 Dist. 10
Carlyle, Reuven (D)                              (360) 786-7814 Dist. 36
Chandler, Bruce (R)                             (360) 786-7960 Dist. 15
Cody, Eileen (D)                                   (360) 786-7978 Dist. 34
Dammeier, Bruce (R)                           (360) 786-7948 Dist. 25
Dickerson, Mary Lou (D)                      (360) 786-7860 Dist. 36
Haigh, Kathy (D)                                  (360) 786-7966 Dist. 35
Haler, Larry (R)                                    (360) 786-7986 Dist. 8
Hinkle, Bill (R)                                      (360) 786-7808 Dist. 13
Hudgins, Zack (D)                                (360) 786-7956 Dist. 11
Hunt, Sam (D)                                      (360) 786-7992 Dist. 22
Kagi, Ruth (D)                                      (360) 786-7910 Dist. 32
Kenney, Phyllis Gutierrez (D)             (360) 786-7818 Dist. 46
Orcutt, Ed (R)                                      (360) 786-7812 Dist. 18
Ormsby, Timm (D)                               (360) 786-7946 Dist. 3
Parker, Kevin (R)                                 (360) 786-7922 Dist. 6
Pettigrew, Eric (D)                               (360) 786-7838 Dist. 37
Ross, Charles (R)                                (360) 786-7856 Dist. 14
Schmick, Joe (R)                                  (360) 786-7844 Dist. 9
Seaquist, Larry (D)                              (360) 786-7802 Dist. 26
Springer, Larry (D)                              (360) 786-7822 Dist. 45
Sullivan, Pat (D)                                   (360) 786-7858 Dist. 47
Wilcox, J.T.(R)                                    (360) 786-7912 Dist. 2
 
You can get your district number by calling the Legislative Hotline, 1.800.562.6000.