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Senate approves Hawkins’ agricultural-wage bill
Senate approves Hawkins’ agricultural-wage bill
OLYMPIA…The state Senate today passed legislation from Sen. Brad Hawkins that would offer remedies to tree fruit growers and other agricultural producers tangled in a recent Supreme Court decision about compensating workers for rest breaks. “This bill would resolve a major issue from the court decision in a way that...
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Senate unanimously backs Hawkins’ forest-health bill
Senate unanimously backs Hawkins’ forest-health bill
OLYMPIA…Sen. Brad Hawkins’ forest-health legislation continued its sweep through the lawmaking process today by winning another unanimous vote – this time from the full 49-member Senate. Senate Bill 5546 would direct the state Department of Natural Resources to set up a framework for assessing the health of fire-prone lands and...
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Hearing for Hawkins’ ‘megafire’-inspired bill set Feb. 9 Hearing for Hawkins’ ‘megafire’-inspired bill set Feb. 9
OLYMPIA…Sen. Brad Hawkins wants the agency in charge of public lands to assess the health of state-owned forests and come up with a 16-year treatment plan that could include prescribed fire and thinning. Hawkins’ proposal is laid out in Senate Bill 5546, which will come before the Senate Natural Resources...
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Bill sponsored by Rep. Brad Hawkins at request of Chelan County signed into law
Bill sponsored by Rep. Brad Hawkins at request of Chelan County signed into law
A bill sponsored by Rep. Rep. Brad Hawkins updating a statute from the 1950s pertaining to residency requirements of a county position known as the chief examiner signed into law today.
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