Bill alert SB 5327 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…

Bill alert HB 1601 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…

Bill Alert SB 5395 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…

Bill Alert HB 1056 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…

Bill Alert SB 5393 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…

Bill Alert SB 5139 ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 5139: Concerning Daylight Savings Time Link to the bill: SB 5139 Current Status from leg.wa.gov: Jan 11: Prefiled for introduction. Jan 14: First reading, referred to State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections. (View Original Bill) Feb 8: Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on State…

Bill Alert HB 1053 ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 1053: Concerning Feminine Hygiene Tax Link to the bill: HB 1053 Current Status from leg.wa.gov: Dec 14: Prefiled for introduction. Jan 14: First reading, referred to Finance. (View Original Bill) Jan 17: Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials) Why does…

Bill Alert HB1039 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…

SB 5326 Concerning Booth Rental Agreements 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…

HB 1056 Regarding: Domestic Violence 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…