Capitol Classroom Bill Tracker 2022

Congratulations we have made it HALFWAY through the 2022 Legislative Session!!

Here we have compiled the most followed bills that our Capitol Classrooms have been tracking and have made it out of their “Houses of Origin” and are now destined to begin the process all over again in their “Opposite Chambers”.

That means students will have a second opportunity to reach out to their legislators and advocate on their bills – and possibly even provide public testimony.

We have setup a webpage for each bill with links to TVW footage of Public Testimony and Floor Debates as well as coverage done by TVW’s Legislative Review, The Impact and Inside Olympia – when these bills are featured.

These ‘Trackers’ are quick resources for teachers to use as talking points and discussion starters around the concerns of Washington citizens and the positions taken by Legislators on a given bill.

We encourage you to pay close attention to the many perspectives held by “stakeholders” and to take them into account when advocating on bills in the second half of the session.

Links to the Capitol Classroom Bill Tracker pages:

  • HB 1615 – Concerning the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.
  • HB 1659 – Making higher education more affordable and accessible for students by bridging the gap between cost and need to reduce barriers, improve opportunity, and advance economic security.
  • HB 1705 – Concerning ghost guns.
  • HB 1782 – Creating additional middle housing near transit and in areas traditionally dedicated to single-family detached housing.
  • HB 1834 – Concerning student excused absences for mental health reasons.

This bill is considered “dead” for the session:

  • HB 1601 – Expanding the students experiencing homelessness and foster youth pilot program.

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