Read my latest e-news update! March 9, 2017 Greetings from Olympia! It is hard to believe that the 2017 legislation session is already over halfway complete. The Senate has been working late into the evening, passing legislation as we approach the March 8 deadline for voting on Senate bills. I have been fortunate to have... Read More...
Warnick agritourism legislation approved by Senate Bill would expand protections for agricultural producers who host tourists Today the state Senate approved Senate Bill 5808, sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick, chair of the Senate agriculture committee, that would limit liability for ranchers and farmers engaged in agritourism activities. The legislation was approved 42 to 6 and goes... Read More...
Warnick bill would ‘beef up’ state’s cattle industry On Tuesday evening the state Senate approved legislation from Sen. Judy Warnick that would help promote the state’s beef industry. Senate Bill 5793, also known as the “Beef Check Off,” would make changes to the per-head assessment for the Washington Beef Commission and generate more funding to expand markets. The... Read More...
Local wineries would get a boost from Warnick legislation Senate approves measure to increase number of tasting rooms The state Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick that would expand the number of tasting rooms small wineries can operate from two to four. Senate Bill 5426 was approved overwhelmingly, 44 to 5, and goes to the House... Read More...
13th District lawmakers to host telephone town hall March 13 Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, and Reps. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, and Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, are holding an hour-long telephone town hall on Monday, March 13, at 6 p.m. The program is similar to a call-in radio show in which people may call and ask questions over the telephone and participate in surveys. To participate, residents... Read More...
Senate approves Warnick bill to encourage agricultural conservation Sen. Judy Warnick’s legislation to promote agricultural conservation, Senate Bill 5010, was approved by the Senate Tuesday evening. The bill would protect irrigators’ water rights from relinquishment if the water allotment was not fully used due to conservation or efficiency efforts. The Senate approved the legislation 27 to 22 through... Read More...