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Business - March 18 2019

WA House Approves HB 1706

The WASHINGTON House approves HB 1706, which would require Evergreen State employers to pay disabled workers the same $12 per hour minimum wage they pay other workers. The measure moves to the Senate (ASSOCIATED PRESS).

OK Senate Approves HB 2612

The OKLAHOMA Senate approves HB 2612, which among several things would allow Sooner State employers in “safety-sensitive” fields to inquire whether employees have medical marijuana licenses. It moves to Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) for consideration (TULSA WORLD).

SD Governor Vetoes HB 1191

SOUTH DAKOTA Gov. Kristi Noem (R) vetoes HB 1191, a bill that would have legalized the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp in the Flickertail State (JURIST).

MD Senate Approves HB 166

The MARYLAND Senate approves HB 166, which would raise the Old Line State minimum wage to $15 by 2025. It faces a final vote before it could go to Gov. Larry Hogan (R), who opposes it (WASHINGTON POST, LEXISNEXIS STATE NET).