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Bill to Update State Mental Health Advance Directive Laws Heads to Governor

Yesterday, House Lawmakers debated concurrence of Senate Amendments for Second Substitute House Bill 1028, concerning evaluation and recommendation of candidates for residency teacher certifications.

The House passed the bill on February 24 by a vote of 96-0, and the Senate passed the bill April 10 by a 25-24 vote, however, the House on April 15 refused to concur with the Senate on Amendments to the legislation, asking the Senate to recede the Amendments in order to allow the bill to move forward to the Governor’s office, for an opportunity to be signed into law.

The House did concur with the Senate Amendments for Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1176, concerning student fines by a vote of 58-40 on April 15. The bill will now go to the Governor’s office, for an opportunity to be signed into law.

For more information on House Bill 1028 – bill’s page.

For more information on House Bill 1176 – bill’s page.

Friday Senate lawmakers debated concurrence on House Amendments to Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5370, updating the mental health advance directive laws for the state. Senators concurred with the state House Representatives, 46-2, moving the bill to the Governor’s office, for an opportunity to be signed into law.

Senators also concurred with the House Amendments to Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5229, concerning health equity continuing education for health care professionals, by a vote of 33-15, sending the legislation to the Governor’s office for an opportunity to be signed into law.

For more information on Senate Bill 5370 – bill’s page.

For more information on Senate Bill 5229 – bill’s page.

For more complete information on any legislation, including sponsors, a synopsis, and fiscal note, visit the Washington State Legislature’s bill information webpage: https://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo

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