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Legislative preview

SEWASA Member Meeting

Pasco, November 4, 2010

Legislative Preview

2011


2011 legislative preview

2011 Legislative Preview

  • 2011 Legislative Session “Lay of the Land”

    • November 2010 Election

    • Budget Outlook

  • WASA Legislative Platform

  • School Administrator Advocacy


Setting the stage for 2011

Setting the Stage for 2011

  • Democratic Governor, Mid-term

  • Pre-election party strength:

    • House: 61 Democrats, 37 Republicans

    • Senate: 31 Democrats, 18 Republicans

  • Post-election party strength*:

    • House: 55 Democrats, 43 Republicans

    • Senate: 27 Democrats, 22 Republicans

      (*as of Nov. 3 tabulation reports)


Key legislative changes house

Key Legislative Changes - House

Leg District 1 – Open Seat: Rep. Al O’Brien, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Vice Chair, retires.

Leg District 1 – Open Seat: Rep. Mark Ericks, Ways & Means Committee Vice Chair, retires.

Leg District 2 – Republican J.T. Wilcox defeats incumbent Republican Tom Campbell, Environmental Health Committee Chair.


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Key Legislative Changes - House

Leg District 3 – Open Seat: Rep. Alex Wood, Commerce & Labor Committee Vice Chair, retires.

Leg District 6 – Former Rep. John Ahern defeats incumbent Rep. John Driscoll.

Leg District 17 – Open Seat: Rep. Deb Wallace, Higher Education Committee Chair, retires.


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Key Legislative Changes - House

Leg District 18 – Open Seat: Rep. Jaime Herrera, Assistant Minority Floor Leader, runs for open U.S. House seat.

Leg District 22 – Open Seat: Rep. Brendan Williams, Audit Review & Oversight Committee Vice Chair, retires.

Leg District 24 – Open Seat: Rep. Lynn Kessler, House Majority Leader, retires.


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Key Legislative Changes - House

Leg District 25 – Rep. Dawn Morrell, Majority Caucus Chair, leads opponent by 16 votes.

Leg District 28 – Rep. Tami Green, Assistant Majority Floor Leader, leads opponent by 637 votes.

Leg District 29 – Open Seat: Rep. Steve Conway, Commerce & Labor Committee Chair, runs for open Senate seat.


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Key Legislative Changes - House

Leg District 30 – Open Seat: Rep. Skip Priest, Education Committee Ranking Minority Member, Education Appropriations Committee Ranking Minority Member, and QEC Member, runs for Mayor.

Leg District 32 – Open Seat: Rep. Maralyn Chase, Environmental Health Committee Vice Chair, runs for open Senate seat.


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Key Legislative Changes - House

Leg District 34 – Open Seat: Rep. Sharon Nelson, Local Government & Housing Committee Vice Chair, runs for open Senate seat.

Leg District 35 – Rep. Kathy Haigh, Education Appropriations Committee Chair, leads opponent by 652 votes.

Leg District 40 – Open Seat: Rep. Dave Quall, Education Committee Chair, retires.


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Key Legislative Changes - House

Leg District 42 – Open Seat: Rep. Doug Ericksen, Minority Floor Leader, runs for open Senate seat.

Leg District 42 – Rep. Kelli Linville, Ways & Means Committee Chair, is defeated.

Leg District 44 – Rep. Hans Dunshee, Capital Budget Committee Chair, leads opponent by 577 votes.


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Key Legislative Changes - House

Leg District 45 – Rep. Roger Goodman, Judiciary Committee Vice Chair, trails opponent by 473 votes.

Leg District 46 – Open Seat: Rep. Scott White, Assistant Majority Whip, runs for open Senate seat.

Leg District 47 – Rep. Geoff Simpson, Local Government & Housing Committee Chair, is defeated.


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Key Legislative Changes - Senate

Leg District 6 – Sen. Chris Marr, Majority Whip, is defeated.

Leg District 29 – Open Seat: Sen. Rosa Franklin, President Pro Tempore, retires.

Leg District 30 – Sen. Tracey Eide, Majority Floor Leader, leads opponent by 477 votes.


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Key Legislative Changes - Senate

Leg District 32 – Open Seat: Sen. Darlene Fairley, Government Operations & Elections Committee Chair, retires.

Leg District 34 – Open Seat: Sen. Joe McDermott, Majority Assistant Floor Leader, runs for County Council.


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Key Legislative Changes - Senate

Leg District 38 – Sen. Jean Berkey, Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee Chair, defeated in primary; may sue for new election.

Leg District 42 – Open Seat: Sen. Dale Brandland, Minority Whip, retires.

Leg District 44 – Sen. Steve Hobbs, Financial Institutions, Housing & Insurance Committee Vice Chair, leads opponent by 113 votes.


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Key Legislative Changes - Senate

Leg District 45 – Sen. Eric Oemig, Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee Vice Chair (K-12) and Government Operations & Elections Committee Vice Chair, is defeated.

Leg District 46 – Open Seat: Sen. Ken Jacobsen, Natural Resources, Ocean & Recreation Committee Chair, retires.


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Key Legislative Changes - Senate

Leg District 47 – Sen. Claudia Kauffman, Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee Vice Chair (Early Learning) is defeated.

Leg District 48 – Sen. Rodney Tom, Ways & Means Committee Vice Chair, leads opponent by 326 votes.


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Ballot Measure Results


Initiative measure 1053 concerning tax and fee increases imposed by state government

Initiative Measure 1053 – concerning tax and fee increases imposed by state government

This measure would restate existing statutory requirements that legislative actions raising taxes must be approved by two-thirds legislative majorities or receive voter approval, and that new or increased fees require majority legislative approval.


Initiative measure 1082 concerning industrial insurance

Initiative Measure 1082 – concerning industrial insurance

This measure would authorize employers to purchase private industrial insurance beginning July 1, 2012; direct the legislature to enact conforming legislation by March 1, 2012; and eliminate the worker-paid share of medical-benefit premiums.


Initiative measure 1098 concerning establishing a state income tax and reducing other taxes

Initiative Measure 1098 – concerning establishing a state income tax and reducing other taxes

This measure would tax “adjusted gross income” above $200,000 (individuals) and $400,000 (joint-filers), reduce state property tax levies, reduce certain business and occupation taxes, and direct any increased revenues to education and health.


Initiative measure 1100 concerning liquor beer wine and spirits

Initiative Measure 1100 – concerning liquor (beer, wine and spirits)

This measure would close state liquor stores; authorize sale, distribution, and importation of spirits by private parties; and repeal certain requirements that govern the business operations of beer and wine distributers and producers.


Initiative measure 1105 concerning liquor beer wine and spirits

Initiative Measure 1105 – concerning liquor (beer, wine and spirits

This measure would close all state liquor stores and license private parties to sell or distribute spirits. It would revise laws concerning regulation, taxation and government revenues from distribution and sale of spirits.


Initiative measure 1107 concerns reversing certain 2010 amendments to state tax laws

Initiative Measure 1107 – concerns reversing certain 2010 amendments to state tax laws

This measure would end sales tax on candy; end temporary sales tax on some bottled water; end temporary excise taxes on carbonated beverages; and reduce tax rates for certain food processors.


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Referendum Bill 52 – Concerning authorizing and funding bonds for energy efficiency projects in schools

This bill would authorize bonds to finance construction and repair projects increasing energy efficiency in public schools and higher education buildings, and continue the sales tax on bottled water otherwise expiring in 2013.


Senate joint resolution 8225 concerns the limitation on state debt

Senate Joint Resolution 8225 – concerns the limitation on state debt

This amendment would require the state to reduce the interest accounted for in calculating the constitutional debt limit, by the amount of federal payments scheduled to be received to offset that interest.


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Engrossed Substitute House Joint Resolution 4220 – concerning denying bail for persons charged with certain criminal offenses

This amendment would authorize courts to deny bail for offenses punishable by the possibility of life in prison, on clear and convincing evidence of a propensity for violence that would likely endanger persons.


Setting the stage for 20111

Setting the Stage for 2011

  • Odd-year “long” session, limited to 105 days

  • Major focus: adoption of Biennial Budgets

    • 2011-13 Operating Budget

    • 2011-13 Capital Construction Budget

    • 2011-13 Transportation Budget


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2011-13 Budget Outlook


Operating budget actions

Operating Budget Actions

  • Emergency across-the-board cuts (6.287%)

  • 2011 Supplemental Operating Budget

    - $500 million shortfall

  • 2011-13 Operating Budget

    - $4.5 billion shortfall


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Costs are Growing Faster Than Revenue

(Dollars in Millions)

Source: Office of the Governor 6/10


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Estimated Six Year Budget Outlook

(Dollars in Millions)

Source: Office of Financial Management, 9/10


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2011 Legislative Platform


Constitutional paramount duty

Constitutional Paramount Duty

It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders without distinction or preference on account of race, color, caste, or sex. (§ 1)

The legislature shall provide for a general and uniform system of public schools. (§ 2)

Constitution of the State of Washington

Article IX - Education


Wasa legislative platform

WASA Legislative Platform

Simple…but Bold:

All actions taken by the 2011 Washington State Legislature must be evaluated in light of Judge John Erlick’s school funding decision in McCleary v. State of Washington.


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School Administrator Advocacy

— What You Can Do —


Administrator advocacy

Administrator Advocacy

  • Establish an ongoing, personal relationship with your legislators

  • Know your legislator’s staff

  • Remember you are the education “expert” and a valuable resource to legislators

  • Collaborate with community groups

  • Keep WASA informed


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Daniel P. Steele

Assistant Executive Director,

Government Relations

825 Fifth Avenue SE

Olympia, WA 98501

360.943.5717

[email protected]


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