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2014 Legislative Issues

NWGA focuses on state issues for Oregon, Washington, and Idaho that include, but are not limited to, food safety, labeling, container redemption, OLCC and other state regulatory agencies, workers' compensation, labor law, lottery, and taxes.

NWGA Members: 2014 NWGA Legislative issues: (Click on the "Member Login" link for issue summaries and final outcomes.)

For list of NWGA issues by state:

Idaho
Oregon
Washington

 

Idaho

Alcohol Issues:
HB 541 - Beer and Wine Cash Law
HB 515 - Beer Sampling Law
Retail Grocery Issues:
HB 565 - Multiday SNAP Benefit Distributions
Personal Property Tax Exemption

 

Oregon

Alcohol Issues:
HB 1559 - Privatization of Distilled Spirits Sales / Task Force
Pharmacy Issues:
HB 4110 - Insulin Biosimilars
Retail Grocery Issues:
HB 5201 - Dept. of Ag Food Safety Positions
SB 1546 - Decriminalizing First Time Sale of Alcohol
SB 1569 - Chemicals of Concern in Children's Products
HB 4100 - GMO Labeling
HB 4055 - Retailer Fee on Prepaid Wireless Cards
Transportation Issues:
SB 1570 - Low Carbon Fuel Standard


Washington

Alcohol Issues:
HB 2155 - Preventing Liquor Theft
HB 1161 / SB 6220 - Spirit Sales at Wholesale
HB 2172 / HB 2412 / HB 2435/ SB 6237 / SB 2490 - 17% Retail License Fees (Contract/State-run stores)
HB 2371 / SB 6136 - Growlers in Grocery Stores
HB 1368 / SB 5703 - Liquor Taxes and Local Governments - Distribution of liquor revenues
HB 2314 / SB 6361 - Liquor Taxes and Local Governments - Distribution of liquor revenues
HB 2784 / SB 6564 - Liquor Taxes and Local Governments - Lowering percentage
HB 2355 / SB 6335 - Mulitiple Liquor Licensees at One Location
SB 6547 - Liquor Taxes Generally
Pharmacy Issues:
HB 2163 / SB 6032 - Dextromethorphan (DEX) Sales Restrictions
HB 2489 / SB 6137 - Pharmacy Benefit Managers
HB 2326 / SB 6091 - Biologics and Biosimilars
Retail Grocery Issues:
HB 2353 - Trespassing
HB 2552 - Signature Gathering
HB 2702 / SB 6024 - Flash Robbery
HB 2737 - Fetal Alchol Exposure Signage Posting
Environmental Issues:
HB 2246 / SB 6177 - Mercury Lights
HB 1294 / SB 5181 - Children't Safe Products
SB 6498 - Plastic Bottles
HB 2143 / SB 6184 - GMO Labeling
Employer Issues:
HB 1313 - Mandatory Leave
HB 2588 - Fair Share
SB 5127 - Workers' Compensation
HB 2545 - Background Checks
Transportation Issues:
HB 1953 - Local Option Transportation Revenue
HB 1954 - Act Relating to Transporation Revenue
HB 1956 - Bonds for Transportation Funding
HB 1959 - Local Transporation Revenue
SB 6577 - Transportation Revenue
SB 6578 - Additive Transportation Funding and Appropriations
SB 6579 - Bonds for Transportation Funding