Bill Alert: SB 5327

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 5327

Expanding career connected learning opprotunities

Link to the bill: SB 5327

Why does this bill matter to you?

Creates a career connected learning cross-agency work group to:

  • Scale up and expand high-quality career connected learning opportunities in communities across the state; and
  • Coordinate agency functions and external partnerships and carry out certain duties and responsibilities.

Establishes the career connected learning grant program as a competitive grant program to advance the strategic plan. Creates the career connected learning account and allows the employment security department to use funds deposited in the account for purposes of the grant program. Requires the following to employ or contract with at least one career connected learning coordinator: The state board for community and technical colleges, the University of Washington, Washington State University, the regional universities, and The Evergreen State College. Requires the workforce training and education coordinating board, in cooperation with operating agencies of the state training system and private career schools and colleges, to: Ensure that expansion of K-12 and postsecondary opportunities for career connected learning is incorporated into the state plan adopted for the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins career and technical education improvement act.

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Bill Alert: HB 1601

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ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 1601

Creating universal worker protections act

Link to the bill: HB 1601

Why does this bill matter to you?

Creates the Employee Fair Classification Act, which creates new provisions prohibiting the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and creates remedies, including civil penalties and damages.

  • Provides for the creation of workers’ boards, when certain thresholds are met, to set minimum pay rates and other labor standards for workers in certain industries.
  • Establishes procedures for creating portable benefits for workers in certain industries.
  • Specifies certain rights for workers and prohibits retaliation.
  • Requires contributing agents to provide data and reports about workers.
  • Requires the Department of Labor and Industries to investigate complaints, impose sanctions, conduct surveys, and fulfill other duties.

 

 

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Bill Alert: SB 5395

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 5395

Concerning comprehensive sexual health education

Link to the bill: SB 5395

Why does this bill matter to you?

How does it apply to state employed women?

Requires each public school, by September 1, 2020, to provide comprehensive sexual health education as an integral part of the curriculum that is evidence-informed, medically and scientifically accurate, age-appropriate, and inclusive for all students regardless of their protected class status under the state civil rights act, and includes information and skills-based instruction that:

(1) Encourages healthy relationships that are based on mutual respect and affection and are free from violence, coercion, and intimidation;

(2) Teaches how to identify and respond to attitudes and behaviors that contribute to sexual violence; and

(3) Emphasizes the importance of affirmative consent as a requirement before sexual activity. Requires instruction and materials to be inclusive and use language and strategies that recognize all members of a protected class under the state civil rights act. Requires the superintendent of public instruction to develop comprehensive sexual health education instructional materials review tools and make them available on his or her web site.

 

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Bill Alert: HB1056

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ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 1056

CREATING A TASK FORCE TO IDENTIFY THE ROLE OF THE WORKPLACE IN HELPING CURB DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Link to the bill: HB 1056

Why does this bill matter to you?

How does it apply to state employed women?

Since government is a large employer, findings from this task force could affect state agencies.

  • Creates a Joint Legislative Task Force on domestic violence and workplace resources to identify the role of the workplace in helping to curb domestic violence.

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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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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

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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

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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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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.

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Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

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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

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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: