Jim Honeyford

News and content from Sen. Jim Honeyford, 15th District, Sunnyside.

Bridging the gap between unmanned aircraft hype and hysteria Washington State has always been on the leading edge of the aerospace industry. We set the stage by building the large bombers that helped us win World War Two. Now we are designing and manufacturing some of the smallest aircraft to meet the demands of the future. Washington-based aerospace companies... Read More...
Halfway to the finish line of the 2013 session We’ve passed the middle of the 2013 legislative session, and at this point the most significant deadline was reached on March 13. Known as “floor cutoff,” it was the last day most bills could be considered by their body of origin. In other words, all Senate bills considered not necessary... Read More...
Status of my bills in the House of Representatives I am pleased to report the Senate passed 11 of my bills and sent them to the House of Representatives for consideration. Currently, 10 of my 11 bills have public hearings scheduled in various House Committees. The most important bill I sponsored this year is Senate Bill 5445 that provides... Read More...
Honeyford-sponsored public health, land and water bills pass Senate Over the past several days in the Washington State Senate, Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside, saw three of his bills approved and sent to the House of Representatives. The first to pass on Friday was Senate Bill 5324, which would encourage municipalities to use state Department of Ecology design guidelines when... Read More...
State Senate honors Filipino-Americans with Honeyford resolution The Washington State Senate stood and applauded the Filipino-American community of Washington Wednesday after passing Senate Resolution 8617 sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. “There are large populations of Filipino-Americans in the 15th District and I’m proud to represent them in the Senate,” Honeyford said. “Their history and culture here... Read More...
State Senate honors Civil Air Patrol with Honeyford resolution The Washington State Senate stood and applauded members of the Civil Air Patrol Thursday after passing Senate Resolution 8621 sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. “I’ve been involved with the Civil Air Patrol for more than four years now and I really enjoy the opportunities to guide and mentor some... Read More...
First deadline of the 2013 session has passed Greetings, and thanks for reading my Olympia Report e-newsletter! The 2013 legislative session is well underway, and we’ve just passed our first cutoff deadline. Friday was the last day that policy committees in both the House of Representatives and the Senate could consider bills from their body of origin. This... Read More...
Funding schools – and school safety – first I sponsored Senate Bill 5445, which is currently being considered by the House Capital Budget Committee. It would appropriate $10 million of capital funds to improve security at existing and future public schools based on the measures set forth in another bill, Senate Bill 5197. Two of the Majority Coalition... Read More...
More on my bills that survived cutoff Senate Bill 5054 – Habitat and recreation lands. This bill would require the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources and State Parks to ask the Legislature for permission to acquire new land. Currently awaiting approval by the Senate Ways and Means Committee. Senate Bill 5056 –... Read More...