Washington State Voluntary NAIS has been introduced:
House and Senate
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“This is fantastic news,” said one Washington NoNAIS person upon hearing that House Bill (HB) 2086 was read this morning and assigned to the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, and also that Senate Bill (SB) 5956 was read this morning and introduced to the Senate Agricultural and Rural Economic Development Committee at 10:30 this morning.
A team of three hit the Capital last Monday representing three impacted sectors: a Realtor, a livestock auctioneer, and a public relations manager. This team of three also represented the following species: bovine, horses, goats and poultry. With great enthusiasm and support on Friday proposed legislation regarding, â€œVoluntary participation in the National Animal Identification Systemâ€, known as NAIS, went into play in the Senate and the House.
Representative Shelly Short sponsored HB 2086.
Senator Mark Schoesler sponsored SB 5956.
(Please take time to thank these Legislator’s)
Both bills are located on the www.nonaiswa.org website. The proposed legislation language is identical, and is commonly referred to as Companion Bill set.
February 20th is our cutoff date for both HB 2086 and SB 5956. The Agricultural Committee Chairs must decide to hold a public hearing and move HB 2086 and SB 5956 by February 20th or the bill(s) die in committee.
The chairman of the Senate Ag Committee is Senator Brian Hatfield:
Phone: (360) 786-7636
The chair of the House Ag Committee is Representative Brian Blake.
Phone: (360) 786-7870
We Need Your Help!
NOW is the time we need your help! The team of three spent the entire last week in Olympia ~ 5 daysÂ ~Â meeting with our representatives, educating, asking for support, asking for sponsors of these bills.Â NOW IT IS UP TO YOU…
Proposed Legislation, HB 2086 & SB 5956 Status
HB 2086 and SB 5956 are new fresh new bills with new prime sponsors and new supporters. It is important to note that HB 2086 is not HB 1151. Due to the tremendous emotion and lack of unity unfortunately HB 1151 became a bad memory for many and so it was necessary to bring a squeaky clean and fresh bill with a unified support base to our Representatives and Senators. Continue reading