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Washington’s 2022 Legislative Session Opens

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The latest Washington State Legislative session opened Monday, January 10th. The 2022 session is a shortened session, As the second of the two-year biennium, this session will last for 60 days, making it a “short” session.

Due to continued concerns surround the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of this year’s session will follow a similar virtual form to 2021’s session.

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Auburn’s Representation in the Statehouse

Presently Auburn is represented by three legislative districts: the 30th, 31st, and 47th. The proposed redistricting maps do not indicate this will change.  Each district is has two representatives in the House of Representatives and one senator in the State Senate.

Each representative may join committees within the house or senate. State senators and representatives also sponsor or co-sponsor bills that introduce new or updated legislation. Below are the nine individuals representing Auburn in the statehouse, including current committees and sponsored bills associated with them.

Not sure what district you’re in? Find out now(link)

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30th Legislative District:

Position/Name/Party-City – Committees

Senator Claire Wilson (D-Auburn) – Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation (C), 
Early Learning & K-12 Education (VC, Early Learning), Rules, Transportation
Claire Wilson 2021-22 sponsored/co-sponsored bills (pdf)
Representative Jesse Johnson (D-Federal Way) – Public Safety (VC), Appropriations, Community & Economic Development
Jesse Johnson’s 2021-22 sponsored and co-sponsored bills (pdf)
Representative Jamila Taylor (D-Federal Way) – Housing, Human Services & Veterans (VC),
Community & Economic Development, Transportation
Jamila Taylor’s 2021-22 sponsored and co-sponsored bills (pdf)

31st Legislative District:

Senator Phil Fortunato (R-Auburn) – Housing & Local Government (RM), Environment, Energy & Technology, Transportation
Phil Fortunato’s 2021-22 sponsored and co-sponsored bills (pdf)
Representative Eric Robertson (R-Sumner) – Commerce & Gaming (ARMM), Transportation (ARMM)
Local Government, Rules
Eric Robertson’s 2021-22 sponsored and co-sponsored bills (pdf)
Representative Drew Stokesbary (R-Auburn) – Appropriations (RMM), Finance
Drew Stokesbary’s 2021-22 sponsored and co-sponsored bills (pdf)

47th Legislative District:

Senator Mona Das (D-Kent) – Housing & Local Government (VC), Environment, Energy & Technology
Transportation
Mona Das’ 2021-22 sponsored and co-sponsored bills (link)
Representative Debra Entenman (D-Kent)  – College & Workforce Development (VC), Civil Rights & Judiciary, Transportation
Debra Enteman’s 2021-22 sponsored and co-sponsored bills (pdf)
Representative Pat Sullivan (D-Kent) – Appropriations, Rules
Majority Leader
Pat Sullivan’s 2021-22 sponsored and co-sponsored bills (pdf)

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Learn more about the bills: Detailed Legislative Reports – Bills by Sponsor


Key:

C: Chair
VC: Vice Chair
RM: Ranking Member
RMM: Ranking Minority Member
ARMM: Assistant Ranking Minority Member

PDF Key:
a Amended. $ Appropriation bill. f State fiscal note on file. d Department.
e Governor. b Joint Legislative Audit & Review Committee. o Other. # Local fiscal note on file.

 

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