[nfbwatlk] Accessible Communities hearing February 12 in Olympia

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Tue Feb 10 16:44:47 UTC 2009

From: Olson, Toby
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 4:18 PM
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
              Olympia, Washington.

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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