Introduced by Rep. Jeff Morris, (Mt. Vernon) (D) on January 17, 2011, authorizes limited expansions of urban growth areas into one hundred year floodplains for areas adjacent to a freeway interchange or interstate, located in counties wholly or partially bordering salt waters, and contain between one hundred thousand and one hundred fifty thousand residents.
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on January 17, 2011.
Referred to the House Rules Committee on January 27, 2011.
Passed 68 to 29 in the House on March 1, 2011, to create an exception to provisions prohibiting the expansion of urban growth areas into the 100-year floodplain of any qualifying western Washington river or river segment. Specifies that the exception may only be authorized by a county meeting specific geographic and population requirements, and that exception must be limited to areas of seven or fewer acres that are adjacent to an urban growth area and entirely surrounded by a freeway interchange right-of-way. Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"
Received in the Senate on March 3, 2011.
Referred to the Senate Government Operations, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee on March 3, 2011.
Received in the House on January 12, 2012.
Referred to the House Local Government Committee on January 12, 2012.