Library-Related Legislation

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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 2022

WLA is ready to fight for library budgets, school libraries, peer reviewed journal access, expanded broadband, digital equity, media literacy, and more. Looking for last year's library-related legislation? View it here.

WLA will focus the 2022 Legislative Agenda on advocating for state resources that support library capital projects and sustainable support for libraries. For school libraries, we will continue encouraging certified teacher librarians as a requirement for staffing models and ensuring districts are not able to eliminate school library information technology programs. WLA will support early learning programs, including the goals of the Department of Youth and Family Services, and including increasing kindergarten readiness in language and literacy. We will advocate for bills that protect and encourage civic engagement and civil discourse — including making it easier for voter registration. As always, we will advocate for continued civil liberty protection for library customers.


WLA Bill Status & Upcoming Events Report

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


Past Legislative Days

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Past Legislative Reports

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Past WLA Legislative Committees

2018 | 2016 | 2015


Resources

Washington State Legislature
Washington State Legislature
Find Your Legislator (includes District maps)
Member Rosters & Information
Bill Information (includes links to the text of Initiatives)

Federal Library Legislation Links
ALA Washington Office
ALA Federal Resources for Advocacy

Library Advocacy Resources
Legislators and Libraries A Guide for Improving and Maintaining Communications
Building Legislative Support – Winning Library Champions