2017 Legislative Session Update

The ICSEW Legislative and Policy subcommittee is tracking bills that may be of interest to state-employed women. Here’s a partial list of bills we’re tracking. We encourage you to take a few minutes, on your own time to learn about these proposals and share your opinion with your senator and representatives. To find their contact information, use this link: http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder. To learn how to share your opinion on specific bills, use this link: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/.

HB 1006 Protecting the right to work.
HB 1116/ SB 5032 Implementing family and medical leave insurance.
SB 5092 Designating the revenue from the sales and use tax on feminine hygiene products to the women helping women grant program.
HB 1265/ SB 5093 Providing tax relief to females by exempting feminine hygiene products from retail sales and use tax.
SB 5073 Concerning recommendations from the joint legislative task force on the use of deadly force in community policing.
SB 5140 Concerning enforcement of the equal pay act and worker communications about wages and employment opportunities.
SB 5149 Addressing paid family leave.