The good news is that primary sponsor of the bill, Sen. Joe McDermott (D-Seattle), is on that committee, as is secondary sponsor Sen. Brian Weinstein (D-Mercer Island). Perhaps even better news is that the chair of that committee, Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe (D-Seattle, pictured right), has been added today as a secondary sponsor, as has Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Kent).
High schools were stripped from the bill in the senate judiciary committee last year, so perhaps a change of venue bodes well for the bill being sent to the floor.
The members of that K-12 committee are as follows. Clicking on each senator's name will take you to a page where you can contact that senator. You can also look up your district's senator by clicking here.
Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee
- Rosemary McAuliffe - Chair (D-1st District, Seattle)
- Rodney Tom - Vice Chair (D-48th District, Bellevue)
- Curtis King - Ranking Minority Member (R-14th District, Yakima)
- Dale Brandland (R-42nd District, Bellingham)
- Tracey Eide (D-30th District, Federal Way)
- Mike Hewitt (R-16th District, Walla Walla)
- Steve Hobbs (D-44th District, Lake Stevens)
- Janéa Holmquist (R-13th District, Moses Lake)
- Claudia Kauffman (D-47th District, Kent)
- Joe McDermott (D-34th District, Seattle)
- Eric Oemig (D-45th District, Kirkland)
- Marilyn Rasmussen (D-2nd District, Eatonville)
- Brian Weinstein (D-41st District, Mercer Island)
- Joseph Zarelli (R-18th District, Ridgefield)