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YWCA of Olympia Advocacy & Public Policy

2019 YWCA Olympia BILL TRACKER

New Hope Act: Modifies the process for obtaining certificates of discharge for an offender who has completed all conditions of his or her sentence and for vacating conviction records.

THE LATEST 4/24/19:

Mar 1:1st substitute bill substituted (PS 19). (View 1st Substitute)
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 95; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 3. 

IN THE SENATE
Mar 5 First reading, referred to Law & Justice.
Mar 21 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM (Subject to change). (Committee Materials)

Mar 28 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM (Subject to change). (Committee Materials)

Mar 29Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Apr 2 Placed on second reading consent
Apr 3 Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; yeas, 48; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1.

IN THE HOUSE
Apr 18 House concurred in Senate amendments. Passed final passage; yeas, 95; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 3. 

Apr 23 Speaker signed.

Revises the offense of rape in the third degree regarding the lack of consent This bill changes the current definition of “rape in the third degree” by removing the requirement that a person has to “clearly express lack of consent through words or actions”.

THE LATEST 4/24/19:

Mar 1
1st substitute bill substituted (PS 19). (View 1st Substitute)
Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 95; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 3. 


IN THE SENATE
Mar 5 First reading, referred to Law & Justice.
Feb 11 First reading, referred to Law & Justice.
Feb 25 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 8:30 AM.(Committee Materials)
Mar 14 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM (Subject to change). (Committee Materials)

Mar 15 Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

De-Escalate Washington: Implements new training requirements for law enforcement: PASSED

THE LATEST 4/24/19:

SIGNED INTO LAW FEBRUARY 2019!

Jan 30 Delivered to Governor. (View Bill as Passed Legislature)
Feb 4 Governor signed.
Chapter 4, 2019 Laws. (View Session Law)
Feb 5 Effective date 2/4/2019.
OLDER
Dec 17 Prefiled for introduction.
Jan 14 First reading, referred to Public Safety. (View Original Bill)
Jan 15 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Public Safety at 3:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
PS – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) 
Jan 17 Referred to Appropriations.
Jan 21 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Jan 23 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 3:30 PM. (Committee Materials) APP – Majority; do pass 1st substitute bill proposed by Public Safety. 
Jan 24 Placed on second reading.
1st substitute bill substituted (PS 19). (View 1st Substitute) Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 98; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0. 

 

IN THE SENATE

Jan 24 Read first time, rules suspended, and placed on second reading calendar.
Jan 30 Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 47; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 1. 

IN THE HOUSE

Jan 30 Speaker signed.

IN THE SENATE
Jan 30 President signed.
Feb 4 Governor signed. Chapter 4, 2019 Laws. (View Session Law)
Feb 5 Effective date 2/4/2019.

Providing a sales and use tax exemption for feminine hygiene products.

THE LATEST 4/24/19:

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)
Feb 26 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
FIN – Majority; do pass. 
Feb 28 Referred to Rules 2 Review.

Concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion.

THE LATEST 4/24/19:

Initiative History in the House
Jan 21 First reading, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary.
Apr 18 Public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 8:00 AM.
Initiative History in the Senate
Feb 15 First reading, referred to State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections.
Apr 18 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections at 8:00 AM (Subject to change).

To Implement statewide mandatory ethnic studies curriculum

THE LATEST 4/24/19:
Jan 18 First reading, referred to Education. (View Original Bill)
Feb 12 Public hearing in the House Committee on Education at 3:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 18 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Education at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
ED – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) Minority; do not pass. Minority; without recommendation. 
Feb 20 Referred to Appropriations.

To make sex education shame-free, science based and inclusive.

THE LATEST 4/24/19:

Jan 21 First reading, referred to Education. (View Original Bill)

Establishes a state wide policy supporting Washington State’s economy and immigrants’ role in the workplace.

THE LATEST 4/24/19:

SB 5497

Jan 23 First reading, referred to Law & Justice. (View Original Bill)
Feb 12 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 21 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Law & Justice at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
LAW – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) And refer to Ways & Means. Minority; do not pass. 
Feb 22 Referred to Ways & Means.
Feb 27 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 28 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
WM – Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 2nd Substitute) 
Minority; do not pass. 
Minority; without recommendation. 
Mar 1 Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Mar 5 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Mar 7 2nd substitute bill substituted (WM 19). (View 2nd Substitute) Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; yeas, 30; nays, 16; absent, 0; excused, 3. (View 1st Engrossed)

IN THE HOUSE 

Mar 9 First reading, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary.
Mar 22 Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10:00 AM (Subject to change). (Committee Materials)

Mar 26 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials) CRJ – Majority; do pass with amendment(s). Minority; do not pass. 

Apr 6 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 9:00 AM.(Committee Materials)
Apr 8 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Appropriations at 9:00 AM (Subject to change). (Committee Materials)
Apr 9 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Apr 11 Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.
Apr 12 Committee amendment not adopted. Committee amendment(s) adopted as amended. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; yeas, 57; nays, 38; absent, 3; excused, 3. 
HB 1815
Jan 31 First reading, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary. (View Original Bill)
Feb 13 Public hearing in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 20 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Civil Rights & Judiciary at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials) CRJ – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) Minority; do not pass. 
Feb 22 Referred to Appropriations.
Feb 27 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 28 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
APP – Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 2nd Substitute) Minority; do not pass. 
Mar 1 Referred to Rules 2 Review.

AKA Cascade Care  HB 1523

Increasing the availability of quality, affordable health coverage in the individual market.

THE LATEST 4/24/19:

Jan 30 hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)

Feb 6 Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)

Feb 8 Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials)

Feb 15 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness at 8:00 AM. (Committee Materials) HCW – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) Minority; do not pass. Minority; without recommendation. 

Feb 19 Referred to Appropriations.
Feb 27 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 28 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials) APP – Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 2nd Substitute) Minority; do not pass. 
Mar 1 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Mar 4 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Mar 8 2nd substitute bill substituted (APP 19). (View 2nd Substitute) Floor amendment(s) adopted. Amendment ruled beyond the scope and object of the bill. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; yeas, 57; nays, 41; absent, 0; excused, 0. (View 1st Engrossed) 

IN THE SENATE
Mar 12 First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care.
Mar 20 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Mar 27 Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Apr 1 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials) HLTC – Majority; do pass with amendment(s). And refer to Ways & Means. Minority; without recommendation. 
Apr 3 Referred to Ways & Means.
Apr 5 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 9:00 AM.(Committee Materials)
Apr 8 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (Committee Materials)
Apr 9 Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

IN THE SENATE

Mar 12 First reading, referred to Health & Long Term Care.
Mar 20 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Mar 27 Executive session scheduled, but no action was taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Apr 1 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Health & Long Term Care at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials) HLTC – Majority; do pass with amendment(s). And refer to Ways & Means. Minority; without recommendation. 
Apr 3 Referred to Ways & Means.
Apr 5 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 9:00 AM.(Committee Materials)
Apr 8 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials) WM – Majority; do pass with amendment(s) by Health & Long Term Care.Minority; do not pass. 
Apr 9 Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

Revise sanction policy, increase accessibility and re-instate child support pass-through.

THE LATEST 4/24/19:

HB 1603

Jan 30 Public hearing in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 5 Executive action taken in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
HSEL – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) Minority; do not pass. Minority; without recommendation. 
Feb 8 Referred to Appropriations.
Feb 28 Public hearing and executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials)
APP – Majority; 2nd substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 2nd Substitute) Minority; do not pass. 
Mar 1 Referred to Rules 2 Review.
Mar 5 Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading.
Mar 7 2nd substitute bill substituted (APP 19). (View 2nd Substitute) Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading.
Third reading, passed; yeas, 69; nays, 28; absent, 0; excused, 1. 
IN THE SENATE 

Mar 9 First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation.

Mar 19 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation at 1:30 PM (Subject to change).(Committee Materials)
Mar 21 Scheduled for executive session in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation at 1:30 PM (Subject to change).(Committee Materials)
Mar 22 Referred to Ways & Means
Apr 8 Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (Committee Materials)
Apr 9 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 10:00 AM. (Committee Materials) WM – Majority; do pass with amendment(s). Minority; do not pass. Minority; without recommendation. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.
Apr 11 Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.

Apr 15 Committee amendment(s) adopted with no other amendments. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; yeas, 35; nays, 13; absent, 0; excused, 1.

IN THE HOUSE
Apr 18 House concurred in Senate amendments. Passed final passage; yeas, 55; nays, 39; absent, 0; excused, 4. 
Apr 23 Speaker signed.

SB 5684
Jan 29 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Feb 5 Public hearing and executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
HSRR – Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass. (View 1st Substitute) And refer to Ways & Means. Minority; without recommendation. 
Feb 7 Referred to Ways & Means.
Feb 26 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)

Fully fund and expand eligibility for Washington state’s version of the EITC. Providing a working families’ tax credit.

THE LATEST 4/24/19:

HB1527

Jan 23 First reading, referred to Finance. (View Original Bill)
Feb 7 Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials)
Mar 14 Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Finance at 1:30 PM (Subject to change). (Committee Materials)

SB5810

Feb 4 First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation. (View Original Bill)
Feb 5 Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation at 1:30 PM. (Committee Materials) HSRR – Majority; without recommendation. And refer to Ways & Means.
Feb 7 Referred to Ways & Means.
Feb 21 Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means at 3:30 PM. (Committee Materials)

YWCA Olympia is on a mission to eliminate racism and sexism to advance the political, social and economic status of all women and girls. Therefore, we advocate for:

  • Economic mobility and economic stability for all womxn;
  • Freedom from racism and sexism; and
  • Opportunities that allow all womxn and girls to reach their full potential.
EEP staff member Tatomya speaking with Rep Beth Doglio and Sen Sam Hunt.

 

 

Meetings:

We are excited to announce new meeting date/times.  Set aside the Second Thursday of each month for the YWCA Olympia’s Advocacy and Public Policy committee.

Next Meeting – Thursday, September 12.  3:00p – 4:00p


YWCA Olympia joins leaders as Washington State signs Paid Family & Medical Leave into law on July 5th, 2017!

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