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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HB 1056 Regarding: Domestic ViolenceAdobe PDF Document

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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HB 1145 Regarding: ChildcareAdobe PDF Document

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

Link to the bill: HB 1145

Find Your Legislators

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:

November Meeting Recap

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Michelle Gonzalez

We had several presentations that supported the committee’s values of Leadership, Integrity, Fostering growth, Empowerment, Well-being, and Advocacy. The following is a short summary of the presentations of our distinguished guests.

As always, you can view the meeting minutes and supporting materials on our meetings page.

Director of the Washington State Women’s Commission Michelle Gonzalez gave a brief update on priorities of its three committees. These include:

  • a centennial celebration in collaboration with the Washington Historical Society to mark making the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote.
  • economic opportunity
  • sexual harassment and gender based violent

Gonzalez also gave a tour of the commission’s website.

Debbie Baker from the Department of Revenue gave an overview of  the Paid Family Medical Leave Act. Contributions from employers and employees will start in 2019 for employee use in 2020.

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Debbie Baker

Cheri Randich from the Legislative Information Center gave an overview of the state legislative website, which included tutorials on how to find bill histories and reports.

Eileen Yoshina from the Puget Sound Education Service District gave tips on how to promote racial equity in the workplace and other areas. Yoshina said not to get discouraged if progress seems slow. She noted there are no “quick fixes” to race and race relations, but it’s important to stay engaged in the conversation.

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Eileen Yoshina

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler also talked about health care reform in Washington state.

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Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler