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Posts from the ‘Legislation’ Category

15
Sep
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New Law Opens Dental Practice Ownership to Those Not Licensed to Practice

Dental support organizations are typically not owned by dentists, so historically they use creative methods to operate in Washington. Until recently, state law required any entity providing dental services to be owned and controlled by licensed dentists. A new law opens that door, while placing clear restrictions and patient protections.

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10
Jul

Legislative Update: Impact of New Budget on WSBA Priorities

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Late on June 30, the legislature avoided a partial government shutdown by passing, and Gov. Inslee signing, an operating budget.

Washington's Capitol in OlyLate on June 30, the legislature avoided a partial government shutdown by passing, and Gov. Inslee signing, an operating budget. The budget appropriates $43.7 billion over the next biennium.

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24
Apr

Week 15: WSBA Bills Signed into Law

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Last week, Gov. Inslee signed into law both WSBA-request bills, Senate Bill 5011 and Substitute Senate Bill 5012.

Washington's Capitol in OlyLast week, the Legislature entered the final week of the regular session, and Gov. Inslee called the Legislature into its first special session, beginning at 10 a.m. today (April 24). Read more »

10
Apr

Week 13: Corporate Act Revisions Await Gov’s Signature

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The Legislature is finished with policy and fiscal committee hearings and will be taking floor votes on bills until April 12.

Washington's Capitol in OlyThe Legislature is finished with policy and fiscal committee hearings and will be taking floor votes on bills until April 12. Budget negotiations will need to be finished before the end of the regular session, April 23; otherwise there will need to be at least one special session.

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17
Mar

Week 10: The Legislative Clock is Ticking as WSBA Bills Enter the Opposite Chamber

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Legislators were back in committee this week hearing a number of bills from the opposite chamber.

Washington's Capitol in OlyLegislators were back in committee this week hearing a number of bills from the opposite chamber. With only a few weeks before the next legislative cutoff date, bills need to be heard and voted out of committee in a relatively short time frame.

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