[nfbwatlk] Accessible Communities hearing February 12 in Olympia
Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Tue Feb 10 16:44:47 UTC 2009
From: Olson, Toby
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 4:18 PM
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Subject: Accessible Communities hearing
Hearing on HB 1739, Promoting Accessible Communities for People with Disabilities.
When: February 12, 2009 (Thursday) 10:00 a.m.
Where: House Hearing Room D
John L. O'Brien Building
HB 1739 Promoting Accessible Communities: Provides support for county or multi-county Accessible Community Advisory Committees and for locally developed projects to improve awareness on disability issues and acceptance, and access for people who have disabilities.
* Improves our communities and the lives of people with disabilities without impacting the state budget. (Funded by increasing disability parking fines from $250 to $450.)
* Supports volunteerism and community involvement among people with disabilities.
* Improves emergency preparedness planning for people with disabilities.
* Participation by counties is voluntary.
Here is a link to more information including a copy of the bill. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1739&year=2009
Those wishing to express their views on this bill may participate in this hearing and/or contact the members of the
House Human Services Committee:
Chair, Mary Lou Dickerson, dickerson.marylou at leg.wa.gov<mailto:dickerson.marylou at leg.wa.gov> (360) 786 7860
Vice Chair, Tina Orwall, orwall.tina at leg.wa.gov<mailto:orwall.tina at leg.wa.gov> 786 7834
Bruce Dammeier, dammeier.bruce at leg.wa.gov<mailto:dammeier.bruce at leg.wa.gov> 786 7834
Tami Green, green.tami at leg.wa.gov<mailto:green.tami at leg.wa.gov> 786 7958
Brad Klippert, klippertbrad at leg.wa.gov<mailto:klippertbrad at leg.wa.gov> 786 7882
Dawn Morrell, morrell.dawn at leg.wa.gov<mailto:morrell.dawn at leg.wa.gov> 786 7968
Al O'Brien obrien.al at leg.wa.gov<mailto:obrien.al at leg.wa.gov> 786 7928
Maureen Walsh, walsh.maureen at leg.wa.gov<mailto:walsh.maureen at leg.wa.gov> 786 7836
Some of the organizations supporting this bill include:
Disability Rights Washington
The Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment
The Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council
The Washington Council of the Blind.
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