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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I hope this email finds you well! By now, many of you have received my 2024 end-of-session update, where I shared some highlights from this year’s legislative session. Topics include the three recently approved initiatives, budget updates, and information on local infrastructure projects that received funding this year.

  • If you missed my end-of-session update or need to refer back to it, you can find it here or below.

Bills approved this session

As I mentioned in a previous update, this year was a jam-packed session, with 845 House bills and 770 Senate bills introduced. By the time we wrapped up, 201 House bills (52 Republican-sponsored) and 181 Senate bills were passed and signed into law.

I’m particularly proud of the two bills I sponsored this session that were recently signed into law:

  • House Bill 2454: Extends the hazardous substance tax exemption for agricultural crop protection products for another two years.
  • House Bill 1948: Simplifies energy regulations, increasing efficiency and creating a unified regulatory framework for renewable energy that can help lower costs for ratepayers.

Want to see a list of all the bills approved this year? You can look up approved bills here. Select the year and choose whether you want to review bills passed by the House or the Senate.

More information

Many of you have asked about the recent initiatives to the Legislature and expressed concerns about the rise in crime, taxes, and state spending. To provide you with more information:

  • For more details on the six initiatives sent to the Legislature by voters this year, and the three that passed, click here.
  • For more information on crime statistics in our state and how they’ve changed over the past decade, click here.
  • For more information on the nearly $80 billion in tax and fee increases imposed in the last decade by the majority party in Olympia, click here.

Election-year outreach restrictions:

Starting Monday, May 6, I will be under election-year outreach restrictions, which means I cannot send email updates until after the November election results are certified. These rules are designed to ensure a fair and transparent election process and prevent incumbents from using state resources for an unfair advantage.

So, what does that mean for you? This will be my last email update until after the fall general election results are certified. However, please remember that you can still contact my office for help with state issues, government bureaucracy, or state agencies.

Staying Connected:

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me by email, phone, or mail with questions or concerns. Additionally, if your civic group or community organization is looking for a guest speaker, I’d be happy to provide an in-person update on the 2024 legislative session, as my schedule permits.

Thank you for your continued support. It is an honor to serve you in Olympia!


Alex Ybarra

State Representative Alex Ybarra, 13th Legislative District
470 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(360) 786-7808 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000