Bill Alert: SB 5393

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 5393: College Promise Scholarship

Link to the bill: SB 5393

Why does this bill matter to you?

How does it apply to state employed women?

Creates the Washington college promise scholarship program to:
(1) Replace the state need grant program; and
(2) Provide a statewide free college program for eligible participants and greater access to post secondary education for state residents.

Requires the office of student financial assistance to:
(1) Implement and administer the program;
(2) Establish rules for implementation of the program; and
(3) Award Washington college promise scholarships to eligible students beginning in academic year 2021-2022.

  • Requires the legislature to appropriate funding for the program.
  • Requires the caseload forecast council to estimate the anticipated caseload of the program and submit the caseload forecast.
  • Repeals certain statutes in chapter 28B.92 RCW regarding the state need grant program.
  • Repeals chapter 28B.119 RCW (the Washington promise scholarship program).

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Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Job Alert

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Link to the job: Gender Bias Study Project Manager

Opening Date: 01/282019

Closing Date: 02/19/2019 at 1:00 pm

 

Job Type: Grant-Funded Project Manager: Part Time, Time Limited, Contract Position

How This Impacts Women in State Service?

The Gender and Justice Commission is conducting a grant project for the purpose of identifying and describing gender bias with a particular focus on how race and poverty impact women when they access the courts, participate in legal proceedings, or work in the court environment, and the consequences they experience once they leave the courthouse. Based on that evaluation, the Commission will implement innovative solutions in key-targeted areas to serve as a national model for new approaches to eliminating gender bias in state courts.

 

The Commission has identified leading research experts to conduct and consult on necessary research. The Commission is now seeking a Project Manager whose role would be to oversee the deliverables of the grant work, coordinate with each project task lead, and compile a final narrative report in collaboration with the Commission, Washington State Law Library, Washington State Center for Court Research, and others.

 

A project description and additional details about this contract position may be found on the following page: http://www.courts.wa.gov/employ/docs/16808/Announcement.pdf. Interested individuals must submit the required application materials outlined by February 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Bill Alert: SB 5139

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 5139: Concerning Daylight Savings Time

Link to the bill: SB 5139

Current Status from leg.wa.gov:

Why does this bill matter to you?

How does it apply to state employed women?

Declares an intent to observe daylight saving time year-round, if authorized by United States Congress, & review potential impact the time zone has on border communities between this state and other states to determine whether to seek authorization through the U.S. Dept. of Transportation to change to Mountain Std Time year-round if Daylight Savings is not authorized by Congress.

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Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Bill Alert: HB 1053

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ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 1053: Concerning Feminine Hygiene Tax

Link to the bill: HB 1053

Current Status from leg.wa.gov:

Why does this bill matter to you?

How does it apply to state employed women?

  • Provides a sales and use tax exemption for feminine hygiene products.

 

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Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Bill Alert: HB 1039

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ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 1039: Concerning opioid overdose medication at kindergarten through twelfth grade schools and higher education institutions

Link to the bill: HB 1039

Current Status from leg.wa.gov:

  • Dec 10: Prefiled for introduction.
  • Jan 14: First reading, referred to Health Care & Wellness. (View Original Bill)
  • Jan 25: Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
  • Feb 6: Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (Committee Materials)
  • Feb 8: Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 8:00 AM (Subject to change). (Committee Materials)

Why does this bill matter to you?

How does it apply to state employed women?

Increases access to opioid overdose medication at kindergarten through twelfth grade schools and institutions of higher education. Authorizes a school to obtain and maintain opioid overdose medication through a standing order. Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction to: (1) In consultation with the department of health, develop opioid-related overdose policy guidelines and training requirements for public schools and school districts; and (2) Develop and administer a grant program to provide funding to public schools with any of grades kindergarten through twelve and public institutions of higher education to train personnel on the administration of the medication to respond to symptoms of an overdose. Requires a public institution of higher education with a residence hall housing at least one hundred students to develop a plan for: (1) The maintenance and administration of opioid overdose medication in and around the residence hall; and (2) The training of designated personnel to administer the medication.

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Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Bill Alert: SB 5326

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 5326: Concerning Booth Rental Agreement

Link to the bill: SB 5326

Current Status from leg.wa.gov:

  • January 28: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor & Commerce at 10:00a.

Why does this bill matter to you?

  • Repeals the exclusion of cosmetology and barbering booth renters from the definition of employment for the purposes of unemployment insurance.
  • Removes the exemption from mandatory coverage for booth renters under workers’ compensation law.
  • Removes cosmetology and barbering booth renters from the list of booth renters considered to be independent contractors for the purposes of the business and occupation tax.

Find Your Legislators

Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Bill Alert: HB 1056

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ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 1145: Concerning Domestic Violence/Workplace

Link to the bill: HB 1056

Current Status from leg.wa.gov:

  • January 25: Referred to rules to review

Why does this bill matter to you?

  • Individuals interested in bills related to domestic violence
  • Creating a task force to identify the role of the workplace in helping curb domestic violence.

Find Your Legislators

Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Bill Alert: HB 1145

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ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 1145: Concerning Washington child care access for employees of the state.

Link to the bill: HB 1145

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Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Why does this bill matter to you?

  • Instructs agencies to implement a “bring your infant to work” policy.
  • Creates a sick child shared leave program and shared leave pool.
  • Establishes a pilot project for state employers to match an employee’s Dependent Care Assistance Program contributions.
  • Commissions a survey of state employees about the child care they receive for children under age 12, as well as the challenges they face in accessing and paying for child care.

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by: