Legislation Update

Leg Update

The ICSEW Legislative and Policy Subcommittee has been monitoring the following bills that may impact you, the state employee. Here are the updates to the bills we’ve been tracking (deep green for Law, light green for About to be Law, and orange for Moving):

List of Bills by Category

Equal Pay/Employment

HB 1298 Prohibiting employers from asking about arrests or convictions before an applicant is determined otherwise qualified for a position. Currently: Apr 24: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

Moving:  HB 1506 Addressing workplace practices to achieve gender pay equity. Currently: May 2: Passed in third reading in House Rules Committee, headed to senate.

About to be a Law: SHB 1521 Removing the requirement that an employee must work at least six months before taking vacation leave. Currently: Apr 18: Delivered to Governor.

Is a Law: SSB 5374  Concerning state employee whistle blower protection. Currently: Apr 18: Delivered to Governor.

Public Safety and Health

About to be a Law: SHB 1076 Permitting the donation of home-prepared foods to charitable organizations. Currently: Apr 21: Delivered to Governor

SHB 1155 Making felony sex offenses a crime that may be prosecuted at any time after its commission. Currently: Apr 24, By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

About to be a Law: SHB 1163 Concerning domestic violence. Currently: Apr 21: Delivered to Governor

SHB 1384/SB 5256 Concerning sexual assault protection orders. Currently: SHB 1384 Apr 24: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status. SB5256 Apr 18: Delivered to Governor.

About to be a Law: SB 5037 Making a fourth driving under the influence offense a felony. Currently: Apr 23: Delivered to Governor

Family Medical Leave/Women’s Health

HB 1116/SB 5032 Implementing family and medical leave insurance. Currently: Apr 24: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

SHB 1434/SB 5295 Adding the use of shared leave for pregnancy disability or for the purposes of parental leave to bond with the employee’s newborn, adoptive, or foster child. Currently:  Apr 24: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

HB 1796 Providing reasonable accommodations in the workplace for pregnant women. Currently: Apr 24: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

About to be a Law: SB 5835 Promoting healthy outcomes for pregnant women and infants. Currently: Apr 18: Delivered to Governor.

Other

About to be a Law: HB 1595 Concerning costs associated with responding to public records requests. Currently: Apr 18: Delivered to Governor.

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