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.
Infrastructure Report Card
Washington State Infrastructure Report Card 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.
The legislative committee is planning a press event for the Report Card release on January 17, 2019 at 10AM at Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104. Please join us to learn about the state of Washington infrastructure and hear from state and city government representatives. For more information about this event and other outreach events around the State, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This 2013 Report Card report found that Washington's infrastructure earned a cumulative GPA of C.. The report concluded that while Washington has many types of infrastructure and many great facilities across the state, a lack of planned and guaranteed funding and inadequate maintenance are reported across all nine categories - Aviation, Bridges, Dams, Drinking Water, Rail, Roads, Schools, Solid and Hazardous Waste, and Transit.
American'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' 2017 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 and 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.