Governor signs trio of bills sponsored by Sen. King
Three bills introduced this legislative session by 14th District Sen. Curtis King were signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee. One of the proposals, Senate Bill 5909, authorizes licensed liquor manufacturers to contract with licensed bottlers to have alcoholic beverages placed in cans, bottles and bags, and to mix...
Senate honors Central Washington leaders for community service
The state Senate today paid tribute to the retiring manager of the Central Washington State Fair and honored a Yakima auto dealership for its youth program promoting perfect school attendance. The Senate passed Senate Resolution 8630, which honors Selah resident Greg Stewart for his 48-year career dedicated to the state’s...
Sen. King statement on proposed Senate transportation budget
Sen. Curtis King, ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee and R-Yakima, issued this statement on Proposed Substitute Senate Bill 5214, the 2019-21 Senate transportation budget unveiled by Senate Transportation Committee Chair Steve Hobbs on Tuesday: “This is generally a minimal transportation budget. It doesn’t spend as much as prior budgets,...
Sen. Curtis King’s Olympia Update — Midsession Edition
In this update, I cover highlights from the first half of the 2019 legislative session. You can read the entire e-newsletter here.
King bill seeks to ban homeless camps near schools and child care centers
Homeless camps wouldn’t be allowed near schools, preschools, child care centers and other early-learning facilities under a bill introduced by Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima. Senate Bill 5882 would prohibit cities, towns and counties from permitting sanctioned or unsanctioned homeless tent camps or other encampments within 1,000 feet of a public...
King receives award for work on transportation issues
Sen. Curtis King has been honored by the Washington State Good Roads & Transportation Association for his work on transportation issues. King, formerly the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and currently its ranking Republican member, was named Legislator of the Decade by the association at its 2019 Legislative Breakfast Tuesday. The...
King holds key positions on transportation, labor panels as 2019 session begins
Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, has been chosen by his caucus to serve in a key role on two Senate committees as the 2019 legislative session begins today. King returns as ranking Republican on the Senate Transportation Committee, a position he held last year after serving as the committee’s chair from 2015...
Federal assistance requested for finding missing Native American women
All 49 members of the Washington State Senate joined today to send a letter to federal government leaders requesting resources and assistance with finding missing Native American women. This action comes after the Legislature approved HB 2951 during the recently completed 2018 session, which tasks Washington State Patrol with studying...
King asks Department of Licensing to reject resignation over information-sharing
OLYMPIA… In a letter sent Monday evening to the Washington State Department of Licensing, Sen. Curtis King requested the agency reject the resignation of DOL deputy director Jeff DeVere, which appears related to the department’s sharing of information with federal immigration officials. King, who serves as ranking minority member on...