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Category: Laws & Rules

The Wrap Act gets thrown in the trash – but not before WSVMA makes an impact

The Wrap Act, legislation that would have overhauled the state’s recycling system, was tossed in the trash bin last week. The House and Senate...

March 17, 2023

Ask Congress to strengthen dog importation standards

The AVMA is asking Congress to pass the Healthy Dog Importation Act, which strengthens dog importation requirements and provides the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

March 3, 2023

WRAP ACT continues to put supply of animal drugs at risk

The Wrap Act recycling and waste bill continues to wind its’ way through the Legislature, and with it the requirement to review packaging of...

February 10, 2023

The Wrap Act passes out of House and Senate Committees putting animal drugs at risk

Both House and Senate committees on the Environment met this week and passed both House Bill (HB) 1131 and Senate Bill (SB) 5154, the...

February 3, 2023

Legislative Alert! Take Action TODAY to protect the availability of animal medicines in WA!

House Bill (HB) 1131, if passed, will require that consumer packaging and paper products producers adhere to new requirements in order to cut down...

January 27, 2023

WSVMA testifies on recycling and packaging bill

The legislature is back in session and that means the WSVMA is actively watching the action for potential impact to the veterinary profession, animal...

January 20, 2023

Urge Congress to enhance VMLRP’s effectiveness now

The AVMA is urging Congress to pass the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Enhancement Act, H.R. 2447/S. 2215 before the end of the year. The...

December 16, 2022

Legislative action update

The Washington State Legislature is completing its third week of the 2022 Legislative session. The first of several self-imposed deadlines will be Feb. 3...

January 28, 2022

State by State – AVMA legislative report

The following State Legislative Update includes select summaries of bills and regulations tracked by AVMA Division of State Advocacy and introduced in December and...

January 21, 2022

Washington Legislature convenes for 2022

The Washington State Legislature convened on Monday, January 10 for a 60-day legislative session. In an election year, the session is shorter than the...

January 14, 2022