2015 New Precinct Boundaries

The draft reprecincting ordinance for this year is now available for public comment. The comment deadline is Friday March 6, after which the ordinance will go to the County Council for approval. The following chart lists the affected precincts — the list of changes for this year is relatively small. Click on the name in the “Corresponding New Precincts” column to get to the maps.

LD Old Precinct Corresponding
New Precincts
PCOs affected
5 SNQ 05-3513 SNQ 05-3513
SNQ 05-3703
VALENCIA VALENCIA
RNT 05-3698
11 BRIAR BRIAR Dick Gidner
RNT 11-3287
RNT 11-3287  
HONEY HONEY
RNT 11-2816
RNT 11-2816  
SEA 11-1597 SEA 11-1597 Roger Pence
SEA 11-1947
SEA 11-1947   Robert Fulmer
33 SET 33-1031 SET 33-1031
SET 33-3704
STACY STACY
LAKE FENWICK
34 SEA 34-1455 SEA 34-1455
SEA 34-3702
36 SEA 36-1318 SEA 36-1318
SEA 36-3699
SEA 36-1801 SEA 36-1801
SEA 36-3705 Evan Clifthorne
41 ISS 41-2602 ISS 41-2602
OVERDALE  
43 SEA 43-2544 SEA 43-2544
SEA 43-3700
SEA 43-3701
SEA 43-3570  
SEA 43-3570 Diane Bedwell
45 ADAIR ADAIR Priscilla O’Leary
BIG LEAF

February 24 Executive Board Meeting

The agenda for our February 24 Executive Board meeting (7pm, Renton Carpenters’ Hall) will include the following items:

Status of Bills for the 2015 Legislative Agenda

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Updated 2/22/2015
Call your legislators and the Gov. at 1-800-562-6000 and urge them to support your bill.

HOUSE BILLS STATUS COMMENTS & ACTION
SHB 1223 Financing Workforce Housing (Springer) (also SB 5208) Amended bill heard in finance (2/17); vote scheduled (2/25, 8 a.m.) Bipartisan support; contact King County Finance committee members to support; the substitute bill makes corrections to specify the funding source for revenue bonds on the hotel-motel tax to finance workforce housing at 30% to 80% AMI.
HB 1239 Tax Expenditure Budget Transparency (Pollet) (also SB 5492) Heard in House Finance (2/20) 26 House Democratic sponsored; ask Chair Reuven Carlyle to schedule a vote before cutoff.
SHB 1295 Breakfast After the Bell (Hudgins) (also SB 5437) Amended bill to be heard in Appropriations (2/24, 1:30 p.m.) Bipartisan support. Contact Appropriations members to support.
SHB 1314 Carbon Pollution Accountability Act (Fitzgibbon) (also SB 5283) Substitute bill referred to Appropriations (2/12); no hearing scheduled Governor request. 37 House Democratic co-sponsors; not included in Senate Transportation package; lead organization is Environmental Priorities Coalition
HB 1321 Intent for Health Care for All by 2020 (Robinson/Frockt) (also SB 5305) Heard in House Health Care & Wellness (2/20); no vote before cutoff; died 31 Democratic co-sponsors, including Chair Eileen Cody. Not a priority this session.
SHB 1354 Employee Antiretaliation Act (Ryu) (also SB 5569) Substitute bill passed by House Appropriations (2/19); referred to House Rules (2/20) 25 Democratic sponsors.
HB 1355 Increase Minimum Wage to $12 (Farrell) (also SB 5285) Passed by House Appropriations (2/19); referred to House Rules (2/20) 41 Democratic sponsors; phases in over four years.
HB 1356 Paid Sick Leave (Jinkins) (also SB 5306) Passed by House Appropriations (2/19); referred to House Rules (2/20) 43 Democratic sponsors
HB 1364 Citizens’ initiative review pilot program (Hunt) Substitute bill referred to Appropriations (2/16) Bipartisan bill 2 Rs (Johnson, Harris) and 9 Dems; two initiatives on the 2016 ballot would be selected for review by a citizen panel, for the voters’ pamphlet; lead agency is Responsible Choices.
SHB 1436 Homeless Youth Prevention & Protection Act (Kagi) (also SB 5404) Hearing in Appropriations (2/24, 1:30 p.m.) 24 bipartisan sponsors
HB 1449 Oil Transportation Safety (Farrell) (also SB 5087) Hearing Finance (2/24, 8 a.m.) vote scheduled (2/25, 8 a.m.) Governor request. 36 House Democratic sponsors; requires railroads to do oil spill response planning & increases Oil Spill Tax on vessels to include pipelines.
HB 1463 Disclosure of paid signature gatherers (Reykdal) (also SB 5375) Referred to House State Government (1/21); no hearing scheduled. 7 Democratic sponsors; including State Government Committee Chair Sam Hunt
SHB 1481 Sealing juvenile records & fines (Kagi)
(also SB 5564)
Heard House Early Learning & Human Services (1/30); Schedule for vote 2/10 8 a.m. 27 bipartisan sponsors, including Committee Chair Kagi; contact committee members to support so that juvenile fines and penalties at 12% interest do not follow them into adulthood.
HB 1502 Reproductive Health Parity Act (Jinkins) (also SB 5026) Referred to House Judiciary (1/26) 36 Democratic sponsors; House Judiciary Chair is prime sponsor. Ask your Reps to support if they aren’t already signed on so that all employers provide contraceptive coverage as part of health benefit packages.
HB 1518 Washington Wage Recovery Act (Gregorson) (also SB 5567) Referred by House Labor Committee (2/3); Referred to Appropriations (2/6) 28 Democratic sponsors; creates a lien on employer property; ask Reps in Appropriations to hear and support it before cutoff (2/27)
HB 1565 Housing options for persons on government assistance (Ormsby) (also SB 5378) Heard in House Judiciary (2/4); no vote scheduled 9 Democratic sponsors; prohibits source of income discrimination, e.g. Sec. 8
HB 1647 Equity in contraceptive coverage (Cody) (also SB 5574) Referred to Appropriations (2/17) 21 Democratic sponsors; cutoff for Appropriations is 2/27. Planned Parenthood Votes is lead organization.
SHB 1682 Homeless Student Stability Act (Fey) (also SB 5065) Referred to House Appropriations; needs a hearing before 2/27. 27 bipartisan House sponsors; provides increased in-school guidance supports, housing stability and identification to homeless students. Contact Chair Ross Hunter and your Appropriations members and ask them to support
HB 1739 Abolish the Death Penalty (Carlyle) (also SB 5639) Heard in Judiciary (2/18); no vote held. 16 Democratic sponsors plus Sen. Magendanz; Safe & Just Alternatives is lead organization.
HB 1941 Simple Majority Vote for School District Bonds at General Elections (Gregerson) (also HJR 4210) Referred to Education Committee (2/3) 44 sponsors – 43 House Democratic and one Republican
SHB 1942 Raising filing fees on additional ballot measures (Tarleton) Referred to Rules (2/20) Raises filing fee to $50, or $5 plus 500 verified signatures; for multiple filings on the same issue fee is $100 each; lead organization is Northwest Progressive Institute
HB 2134 Accountability and transparency of state tax preferences (Carlyle) Heard in House Finance 2/20); scheduled for vote (2/24, 8 a.m.) Sponsored by Finance Chair Carlyle with 2 Rs and 4 other Dems. Consolidates DoR reports and authorizes firm-specific disclosure of tax breaks specific to each tax break over $10,000, after 24 months.
SENATE BILLS STATUS COMMENTS & ACTION
SB 5026 Reproductive Health Parity Act (Pederson) (also HB 1502) Referred to Senate Law & Justice Committee (1/12); no hearing scheduled 22 Democratic sponsors; requires that all employers provide contraceptive coverage as part of health benefit packages.
SSB 5065 Homeless Student Stability Act (Frockt) (also HB 1682) Amended bill referred to Ways & Means (2/13); needs a hearing by 2/27 Sponsored by 13 Democrats and two Republicans, including Rep. Sen. Education Committee Chair Steve Litzow. Contact Ways & Means Chair Andy Hill and your Senator and ask them to support.
SB 5087 Oil Transportation Safety (Rolfes) (also HB 1449) Referred to Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee (1/14); no hearing scheduled. Sponsored by 20 Senate Democrats; ; lead organization is Environmental Priorities Coalition
SB 5153 Dark Money Campaign Disclosure (Billig) Voted out of Government Operations Committee (1/27); referred to Senate Rules (1/28) Thank Sen. Pam Roach; contact members of Senate Rules, including Sen. Roach, and ask them to pull it to the Floor. Fix Democracy First! is lead organization.
SSB 5208 Use of King County lodging taxes for workforce housing (Miloscia) (also HB 1223) Voted out of Human Services, Mental Health & Housing (1/22); referred to Senate Rules (1/23) Thank Sen. Miloscia; 11 bipartisan King County sponsors; ask Senate Rules members (esp. King County members Roach, chase, Fain, Fraser, Hasegawa, Mullet, Nelson)) to pull the bill to the floor for a vote.
SB 5283 Carbon Pollution Accountability Act (Ranker) (also HB 1314) Referred to Senate Energy, Environment & Telecommunications Committee (1/19); no hearing scheduled Governor request; sponsored by 20 Senate Democrats. Lead organization is Environmental Priorities Coalition.
SB 5285 Increase Minimum wage to $12 (Jayapal) (also HB 1355) Referred to Commerce & Labor Committee (1/19) 20 Democratic sponsors; ask Committee Chair Mike Baumgartner to schedule a hearing before 2/20 cutoff.
SB 5289 Requiring parental approval for abortions (Padden) Heard in Senate Law & Justice Committee (2/2) Oppose. Sponsored by 8 GOP Senators. Lead organization against is WA NARAL.
SB 5305 Intent for Health Care for All by 2020 (Robinson) (also HB 1321) Referred to Senate Health Care (1/19); no hearing scheduled. Ask Chair Randi Becker to schedule a hearing before cutoff (2/20); 15 Democratic sponsors.
SB 5306 Paid sick leave (Habib) (also HB 1356) Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee (1/19) ); no hearing scheduled. 20 Democratic Senate sponsors plus Sen. Roach; ask Sen. Mike Baumgartner to schedule a hearing before cutoff (2/20).
SB 5375 Disclosure of paid signature gatherers (Liias) (also HB 1463) Hearing in Senate Government Operations Committee (2/5); no vote taken. Three bipartisan supporters; worth viewing on TVW; go to :36 min. Chair Pam Roach ended hearing before other scheduled bills could be heard. Chair says she does not like this bill because the Grocers didn’t support her 2014 campaign.
SB 5378 Housing options for persons on government assistance (Kohl-Welles) (also HB 1565) Referred by Senate Financial Institutions (2/4) without recommendation to Senate Human Services, Mental Health & Housing (2/5); no hearing 10 Democratic sponsors; also known as prohibiting source of income discrimination, e.g., Sec. 8
SSB 5404 Homeless Youth Prevention & Protection Act (O’Ban) (also HB 1436) Substitute bill will be heard in Senate Ways & Means (2/24, 1:30 p.m.) Governor request; ask committee members to support so that juvenile fines and penalties at 12% interest do not follow them into adulthood.
SSB 5437 Breakfast After the Bell (Litzow) (also HB 1295) Amended bill scheduled for hearing in Ways & Means (2/23, 1:30 p.m.) Sponsored by 10 Democrats and 4 GOP, including Sen. Hill: Ask committee to support: Homeless, hungry, sick kids have a hard time with homework.
SB 5492 Tax Expenditure Budget Transparency (Frockt) (also HB 1239) Referred to Senate Ways & Means Committee; no hearing scheduled 12 Democratic sponsors, plus Mark Miloscia. Ask Chair Andy Hill to give it a hearing before cutoff on 2/27.
SSB 5564 Sealing juvenile records & fines (O’Ban)
(also HB 1481)
Amended bill hearing in Senate Ways & Means (2/24, 1:30 p.m.); no vote scheduled. 15 bipartisan sponsors; contact committee members to support.
SB 5566 Preventing wage theft in underground economy (Frockt) (also HB 1519) Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee (1/23); no hearing scheduled. 14 Democratic sponsors.
SB 5567 Washington Wage Recovery Act (Keiser) (also HB 1518) Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee (1/23); no hearing scheduled. 16 Democratic cosponsors.
SB 5568 Providing damages for wage theft violations (Conway) (also HB 1006) Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee); no hearing scheduled. 16 Democratic cosponsors.
SB 5569 Employee Anti-retaliation Act (Hasegawa) (see HB 1354) Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor Committee (1/23) ); no hearing scheduled. 6 Democratic sponsors.
SB 5574 Equity in contraceptive coverage (Hobbs) (also HB 1647) Referred to Senate Health Care (1/26) 13 Democratic cosponsors; Thank Sen. Hobbs
SB 5639 Abolish the Death Penalty (Miloscia) (also HB 1739) Referred to Senate Law & Justice Committee (1/27) ); no hearing scheduled. 8 Democratic sponsors, plus Sen. Mark Miloscia. Safe & Just Alternatives is lead advocacy group.
SB 5664 Employee Anti-retaliation Act (Hasegawa) (see HB 1364) Referred to Senate Commerce & Labor (1/23); no hearing scheduled 16 Democratic sponsors. Ask Commerce Chair Mike Baumgartner to schedule a hearing before cutoff (2/20)
JOINT RESOLUTIONS STATUS COMMENTS & ACTIONS
SJM 8002 Calling on Congress to regulate money spent on Elections (Hasegawa) (also HJB 4004) Referred to Government Operations Committee (1/20) ); no hearing scheduled. 13 Democratic sponsors.
HJR 4210 Simple Majority Vote for School District Bonds at General Elections (Gregerson) (also HB 1941) Referred to Education Committee (2/3) 43 House Democratic and one Republican sponsors
HJM 4004 Calling on Congress to regulate money spent on Elections (Wylie) Referred by State Government to Rules (2/20) 34 Democratic co-sponsors. Needs visibility. Ask KC Reps. Chopp, Farrell, Orwall, Pettigrew, Ryu, Springer and Tarleton to pull from Rules to the House floor. Fix Democracy Now! Is lead organization.
OTHER BILLS STATUS COMMENTS & ACTIONS
HB 1085 Lobbyist PDC Reports Filed Electronically (Moeller) Hearing in House Appropriations (2/11); no vote scheduled Thank Reps. Moeller, Gregerson, Sam Hunt, Cody, Hudgins, Pollet. Ask Chair Ross Hunter for a vote. Ask your other Representatives to support. Current system is paper, not a searchable database.
HB 1390/SB5713 Legal Financial Obligations for Felons (Goodman/Kohl-Welles) House Bill referred to Appropriations (2/20). Senate bill heard in Ways & Means, needs a vote by 2/27. House bill has five Democratic sponsors and one GOP sponsor. Tell House Judiciary members how important it is to lower 12% state interest from time of conviction to something reasonable. Tell Senate chair Mike Padden to schedule a hearing to address this unjust situation so felons can repair their credit.
SHB 1745/SB 5668 Washington Voting Rights Act (Moscoso/Habib) Amended bill voted by House State Government Comm. (2/18), referred to House Rules; voted by Senate Government Services & Operations (2/20), referred to Senate Rules 24 House Democratic sponsors – ask committee members to support. Senate bill – ask Committee chair Pam Roach to schedule a hearing.
Washington Voting Rights Act (WVRA), will ensure all communities have a fair chance to elect candidates of their choice in local elections. For government to be accountable, all voices need to be heard. But some election voting systems prevent all neighborhoods from being represented in local government. The result is a lack of accountability at the local level that leaves potholes, sidewalks, public safety and other critical issues unaddressed in those communities.

Compiled by: Sarajane Siegfriedt, King County Legislative Action Committee (sarajane3h@comcast.net).

Lobby Day, Monday, February 16

Please register now for the King County Democrats’ Legislative Action Day in Olympia, on Presidents Day, Monday,  February 16, 2015, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. (You can schedule appointments with Legislators in the afternoon from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

The  Lobby Day Briefing will be held in Senate Hearing Room 3 of the John L Cherberg Building on the Capitol Campus, 304 15th Ave SW in Olympia.  We will hear from experts on our key issues, discuss our lobbying strategy and enjoy a box lunch while we hear from our Legislators about what they are working on. From 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. you will make appointments with your legislators and ask for their support for our Legislative Agenda. At 5 p.m., many of us will be in Lacey for the WSDCC Crab Feed, a great event for Democrats and our electeds across the state.

Registration is $20 and includes a sack lunch. If  this is not in your budget, you can register without lunch (bring your own) and still come to the event.

Legislative Action Update

 

Steve Zemke and Sarajane Siegfriedt have been appointed as co-chairs of the Legislative Action Committee. Steve and Sarajane are two of our most experienced advocates, and have co-chaired this committee in the past. They are committed to greatly increasing opportunities for our PCOs and members to advocate for a better King County and Washington state during the legislative session.

Our annual King County Democrats Lobby Day in Olympia will be held this year on Presidents Day, Monday, February 16th, prior to the State Party’s Crab Feed, which starts at 5 PM.

We are also offering a list of 2015 Lobby Days events sponsored by kindred organizations, consistent with both our platform and our Legislative Agenda.