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The Women’s Commission supports the following bills in the 2020 Legislative Session:

Economic Opportunity Committee  
SB 6037 Concerning women on corporate boards
HB 2602 Concerning hair discrimination
Economic Security Committee  
HB 2187/ SB 6433 Washington license plates for women veterans
HB 2266 Reasonable accommodation for the expression of breast milk
HB 2455/ SB 6255 Child care for high school students
HB 2456/ SB 6351 Working connections child care eligibility
HB 2511/ SB 6247 Providing labor protections for domestic workers
SB 6034 Extending time to file pregnancy discrimination complaint to 12 months
SB 6073 Schools must provide feminine hygiene products in bathrooms
SB 6165 COLA adjustment for PERS Plan 1 and Teachers’ Retirement System Plan 1
Safety Committee  
SB 6175 Concerning sexual health education and affirmative consent
SB 5395/ HB 1407 Concerning comprehensive sexual health education  
HB 2184 Requiring comprehensive sexual health education with an affirmative consent curriculum in all public schools by the 2022-23 school year in accordance with the recommendations of the sexual health education work group
HB 2732 Expanding the landlord mitigation program to alleviate the financial burden on victims attempting to flee domestic violence, sexual assault, unlawful harassment, or stalking
SB 6158 Concerning model sexual assault protocols for hospitals and clinics

 

The Women’s Commission supported the following bills in the 2019 Legislative Session:

HB 1016 An act relating to hospital notification of availability of sexual assault evidence kit collection.
EHB 1056 Creating a task force to identify the role of the workplace in helping curb domestic violence.
HB 1149  An act relating to clarifying requirements to obtain a sexual assault protection order.
SHB 1166 An act relating to supporting sexual assault survivors.
SHB 1303 An act relating to improving access and completion for students at institutions of higher education, especially at community and technical colleges, by removing restrictions on subsidized child care.
ESHB 1453 An act relating to residential tenant protections.
HB 1533 Making information about domestic violence resources available in the workplace.
2SHB 1603 An act relating to revising economic assistance programs by updating standards of need, revising outcome measures and data collected, and reducing barriers to participation.
ESHB 1692 An act relating to protecting information concerning agency employees who have filed a claim of harassment or stalking.
ESHB 1696 An act relating to wage and salary information.
2SHB 1713 Improving law enforcement response to missing and murdered Native American women. 
ESHB 1998 An act relating to creating a task force to provide more certainty and clarity for institutions of higher education and our communities regarding campus sexual violence policies and procedures.
ESSB 5258 An act relating to preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers.
ESSB 5395 Concerning comprehensive sexual health education.
2SSB 5437 Expanding eligibility to the early childhood education and assistance program.