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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Today is the 40th day of the scheduled 60-day legislative session. Several significant deadlines have passed and a large portion of the legislation proposed this year is considered dead. For a reminder of how a bill becomes law, click here.

In my past legislative updates, you have read about the bills I sponsored this year. Two of those bills have made it through the legislative process so far. Both of these bills have moved to the Senate and have been scheduled for hearings in Senate policy committees.

  • House Bill 2170 – Authorizes water-sewer districts to issue their own warrants for payments. I co-sponsored this legislation and I believe it will help our local water-sewer districts operate more efficiently and hopefully help keep rates from rising.
  • House Bill 2359 – Exempts some collectible vehicles, which are rarely driven, from emission test requirements.

Town hall meetings this Saturday

Open, accessible government is important to me, which is why I am holding three town hall meetings this weekend. I hope you can stop by one of these important community forums. Please see the details below:

Saturday, Feb. 22

  • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Federal Way City Hall Council Chambers
    33325 8th Avenue South
  • 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Milton City Hall Council Chambers
    1000 Laurel Street
  • 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Algona City Hall Council Chambers
    402 Ward Street #C

Newsletter survey

Thank you to all of you who mailed me your opinions from my newsletter survey. My office has received more than 350 responses. We are working on tallying the survey responses and will let you know soon what the results are. For now, please remember I am always thinking of you and what is best for our communities. I appreciate the opportunity to be your voice in Olympia.


Linda Kochmar

State Representative Linda Kochmar, 30th Legislative District
122F Legislative Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7898 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000