Tuesday, March 8, 2011

King County Arts Bills Move to Committees, HB 1997, SB 5834

The Washington State Legislature passed two bills that would help fund King County Arts. Senate Bill SB 5834 has moved from the Senate to the House Ways & Means Committee. House Bill HB 1997 has moved from the House to the Senate Committee on Economic Development Trade & Innovation.

HB 1997 has a Hearing in the Senate committee on Thursday, at 1:30pm.
This bill would fund King County Arts programs, workforce housing around the Washington State Convention Center, as well as jump-start the expansion of the convention Center.

SB 5834 was was referred to the House Ways & Means Committee, but has not yet been placed on an agenda.
This bill just extends the Hotel tax, and part of the revenue fundsArts in King County.