Legislative Affairs Committee

Legislative Affairs Committee

The Seattle Section Legislative Committee's purpose is to advance the legislative interests of the Section and of the civil engineering profession in Washington State. Consistent with this purpose, the Legislative Committee coordinates with the Architects and Engineers Legislative Council (AELC) while the Washington State Legislature is in session. In this manner, we influence the legislative process by advising the Olympia lobbyist the Section helps to fund; organize and participate in "grassroots" campaigns to pass or oppose legislation that impacts our profession; and conduct "Day on the Hill" events where our members meet face-to-face with the legislators. 

If you are interested in joining us at our meetings or have questions about what we do, please contact the section chair Mark Koelling.

For 2020 we will be meeting by teleconference monthly on the first Friday (except January) at 8:30 am during the 2020 legislative session. Dates include January 10,  February 7, March 6, April 3, and May 1.

Washington State Infrastructure Report Card

The purpose of the Report Card for Washington's Infrastructure is to offer the public and policymakers an easy to understand assessment of how our infrastructure is doing and what needs attention. The 2019 Report Card for Washington State was developed by a technical committee comprised of volunteer civil engineers from ASCE Washington Sections representing public agencies, private firms, and non-profit sectors.

The technical committee used a quantitative and qualitative approach to evaluate and grade infrastructure across ten categories in aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, roads, schools, solid and hazardous waste, stormwater, transit and wastewater. The Washington State report card is modeled after the national 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, which gave America's infrastructure a grade of D+. Updated once every four years, the latest Report Card will be released in January 2019.

For more information please contact reportcard@seattleasce.org


America's Infrastructure Report Card

Every family and business needs infrastructure to thrive - from your road to work, to your internet, to the pipes bringing clean water to your house. ASCE's' 2019 Report Card for America's Infrastructure puts the most comprehensive and clear reference available on America's infrastructure in your pocket. Complete with videos, state profiles, and interactive content, this app shows how your state's infrastructure is doing and what needs attention. Share how America raise the grades and along with any part of the app with friends, coworkers, LinkedIn groups, or even your elected officials.


ASCE Legislative & Regulatory Information Service

StateTrack by CQ Roll Call will provide you with the latest information on bills and regulatory items that ASCE's State Government Relations Staff is tracking in your state. You can access this platform at any time by visiting: http://cqrcengage.com/asce/states.

Once here you can click on your state, or a neighboring one, see what we're following. You will also find key facts about the state legislature, a list of Key Alerts that require your attention, as well as a news feed. We also encourage you to link to your state's page http://cqrcengage.com/asce/state/washington/ from your Section and/or Branch website.


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