Legislative path of initiative laws

I did answer one question today, wasn’t hard to do. If there is a law changing the initiative process, what path would it take through the legislature?

This is an important question because what committees hear a bill is important because that bill will get as much or more consideration in committee that it every will be the entire house or senate. So, knowing who the members are and also the committee staff, is important “lay of the land” information.

Take a look at the path of EHB 1222, which added a petitioner gatherers disclosure on each petition.  It was considered in the house State Government Operations & Accountability committee and then the senate Government Operations & Elections committee. So, add another item on my to do list to talk to members, chairs and staff of those committees to talk about this idea.

One cool thing is that Rep. Brendan Williams (one of my local electeds) was a co-sponsor of EHB 1222 and Rep. Sam Hunt (another local elected) is on the house committee.


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