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2019 LEGISLATURE

The 2019 Legislative Session begins in January of 2019. The Washington Fire Chiefs Legislative Committee has polled our members to establish our “Top 5 Goals” for the 2019 session, which were assembled by the Legislative Committee based on membership feedback. In addition, you will see bills we are following for 2019 begin to be added to the bill tracker as the session starts. The following has been established as our 2019 direction:

Sustainable Funding
Restructure the 1% levy lid cap
EMS cap raised to $.75
Mirror port authorities which are outside the $10
Fire Training Academy Funding
Improve Volunteer Firefighter Pension 
Incentivize Regionalization with exclusive funding options

Funding for State all-risk mobilization 


RECENT LEGISLATIVE NEWS

Posted: May 31, 2017
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Traditionally, the Washington Fire Chiefs have set the session priorities based on a survey sent mid-April to members.  From those priorities, the Legislative Committee met and put together a strategic list of our “Top 5 Legislative Goals” for the following year.
 
At the WFC Conference in May, the legislative goals were presented for input and adopted by the membership.
However; some concerns were expressed about the process being too early before the session ends. This year, the legislative committee has decided to try a different process, in the hopes of better meeting our member's needs...

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