Weekly Update: New Flyer Available About Service Animals

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Win: New Flyer Available About Service Animals

Last session, Washington Hospitality worked with stakeholders and legislators to update the state’s service animal law. Today, a new informational flyer was released to offer businesses and service animal handlers more information about their rights and responsibilities. (Link to our website with the flyer.)


Save Your Spot: Regional Meetings Kick Off in Bellingham, Oct. 10

The Government Affairs Regional Meetings kick off in Bellingham on Wed., Oct. 10. Regional meetings are a way for you to provide input on what state level issues are important to you, offer feedback on the proposed legislative matrix and learn more about the Paid Family & Medical Leave changes coming to the industry on Jan 1, 2019. Bring your questions to the meeting. Save the times and dates:


Oct. 10 – Bellingham

10 a.m.–noon

Holiday Inn & Suites Bellingham

RSVP for Bellingham


Oct. 23 – Spokane

2–4 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn

RSVP for Spokane


Oct. 24 – Tri-Cities

10 a.m.–noon

The Lodge at Columbia Point

RSVP for Tri-Cities


Nov. 13 – Renton

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport

RSVP for Renton


FYI: U.S. Senate Bill Preserves Music Licensing

Despite an official at the Department of Justice saying earlier this year that music licensing consent decrees should be terminated, last week the Senate unanimously voted to pass the Music Modernization Act with the protections for restaurants that play music for guests. The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a different version of the act last May, and could consider the Senate bill as early as this week, according to the National Restaurant Association. Don’t forget about the additional protections operators have in Washington state that we helped secure in 2016.


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