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Category: Laws & Rules

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

Ballot initiative aims to postpone deadline to opt-out of new long-term care tax

This fall, voters may have the chance to weigh in on making the state’s new long-term care program an opt-in system. The new law...

September 10, 2021

Alleviating veterinary shortages: Efforts reintroduced in Senate

A bill championed by the AVMA has been reintroduced in the Senate that would enable more veterinarians to receive student loan relief, and help...

July 2, 2021

Washington’s new long-term care payroll tax is coming soon to: Important informational webinars offered

Did you know that WA passed legislation and employees will pay a new payroll tax starting on Jan. 1, 2022, to fund a long-term...

May 27, 2021