to SCHEDULE an Executive Session &
Vote YES - DO PASS to move the bill out of Committee!
Committee Members listed below:
House State Government & Tribal Relations Committee Members:
Please also register your support for HB 2030 HERE.
• The bill had a public hearing in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations on January 16th. You can view the hearing HERE.
• The bill still needs to be scheduled for an executive session in the House Committee on State Government & Tribal Relations. The deadline to move it out of committee January 31, 2024.
• This bill would revoke a person's voting rights only when convicted of a state crime punishable by death.
• It would amend Washington state's RCW (Revised Code of Washington) definition of "infamous crime" as a state crime punishable by death.
• This definition applies for purposes of voter qualifications and does not apply when the term "infamous crime" is used in other titles of the Revised Code of Washington, unless otherwise stated or the context requires otherwise.
Legislator & Staff Information
Committee & Bill Information
Submitting Written Testimony
How to Register to Testify Remotely
Additional Information About Testifying
Check The Schedule
Check the legislative website to know when a bill is scheduled to be heard. Be advised, schedules can change quickly, especially in the final days of a legislative session. You can also contact the legislative staff of the bill's prime sponsor to get an idea of when the bill might be heard in committee for public comment.
Know the Process and Players
Before testifying, know who is sponsoring the bill, who supports or opposes the bill and why. Be familiar with the committee chairs, committee members, and legislative staff. You may also let the sponsor of the bill or key legislators know beforehand you are testifying on the bill, especially if you are representing a group or organization. They may have specific points they want you to focus on.
Know the Purpose of Your Testimony
Understand why you are testifying. Are you there to persuade, dissuade, provide expertise, or delay action on a bill? Know how to separate out the important points of your testimony to ensure they are heard. Personal stories are a good way to illustrate your testimony and can make the biggest impact on committee members.
Essential Components of Your Testimony
Build Strategic Coalitions with "Likely Voters"
Do Your Research
Schedule Your Meeting
Be Polite, Professional and On Time
Introduce Yourself as a Constituent Who Votes
Making Your Ask & Providing Materials
Other Important Tips and Follow Up