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Schoesler bills SB 5291 and 5344 stall in House

But ban on octopus farms progresses

OLYMPIA — Two bills introduced by Sen. Mark Schoesler have stalled in the House.

Schoesler, R-Ritzville, represents the 9th Legislative District, including Cheney, Medical Lake, southern Spokane County and other areas.

“Unfortunately, two bills that I introduced received their death sentences in the House,” Schoesler said last week of Senate Bills 5291 and 5344.

Senate Bill 5291 would have helped restaurants, taverns and similar establishments navigate the state’s permitting process through automatic license approvals and renewals if the state Liquor and Cannabis Board failed to make a decisio...


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