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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Along with my colleagues, I’ve been debating and voting on bills on the House floor. In fact, the next several days will be filled with a marathon of activity on legislative proposals looking for approval before our next big deadline: house of origin cutoff.

Why it matters: With the exception of bills deemed “necessary to implement the budget,” only measures approved in the chamber they originated in by March 8 will be considered “alive.” That means House bills must advance to the Senate or they’ll end up in the graveyard of dead legislative proposals for the year.

Keeping you informed: With the flurry of activity happening prior to this deadline, and the work that’s happening afterward as bills approved by the Senate come to the House for consideration — it’s more important than ever that I keep you informed on events in Olympia.

You’re invited: 8th District constituents are invited to an in-person town hall taking place in Richland. I’m excited to meet with you and listen to your comments and concerns about public policy topics important to our district, region, and state.

Description: Along with my co-hosts, Sen. Matt Boehnke and Rep. April Conners, we’ll be sharing an up-to-date overview of the good and bad bills that survived the Legislature’s recent deadlines. We’ll also answer your questions about the potential impact of those policies on our district.

Time: Saturday, March 11, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Where: The event takes place at The Arc of Tri-Cities, 1455 Fowler St., Richland, WA 99352.

Need more information? I’m happy to help. Contact my office at (360) 786-7986 or email me at stephanie.barnard@leg.wa.gov.

It’s an honor to serve you!


Stephanie Barnard

State Representative Stephanie Barnard, 8th Legislative District
469 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7986 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000