Library-Related Legislation

Legislative Committee Roster | Library-Related Legislation | WA Library Legislative Day

Olympia Capitol BuildingWLA actively pursues a legislative agenda that presents the interests of its members through a legislative planning committee and a contract government relationship representative who works with the Washington State Legislature. WLA's lobbyist is Carolyn Logue.

WLA Legislative Agenda 2023

WLA will regroup again to introduce legislation to ensure ALL students in ALL districts have access to a school library information technology program with a trained, certified teacher-librarian. We will want to strategize ways to protect intellectual freedom and give all librarians—public, school, academic, and institutional — the support they need to do this.

Other issues, such as e-book licensing and levy passage requirements are also expected to be on the agenda in 2023, and we will need to have our grassroots ready to act when these bills come before the legislature.
Legislature will be back in person for the 2023 session; if you can make it to Olympia, please save the date for 2023 Legislative Day.
There will be many opportunities for library advocacy—become involved and help WLA push our goals over the finish line!

WLA Bill Status & Upcoming Events Report

View a weekly report of bills being tracked by the Legislative Committee.


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Past WLA Legislative Committees

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