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Advocating for Economic Justice and Reducing Poverty

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Tax Reform HB 1343/SB 5129 Rep. Tarleton/Sen. Rolfes Increasing revenues for the support of state government through a tax on Capital Gains. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Tax Reform HB 1527/SB 5810 Rep. Entenman/Sen. Nguyen Providing a Working Families’ Tax Credit (WFTC). Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Tax Reform HB 2521/SB 6557 Rep. Thai/Sen. Saldaña Adding individual tax identification number filers (ITIN) to the Working Families Tax Credit. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Reducing Poverty HB 2441/SB 6478 Rep. Entenman/Sen. Nguyen Increase access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and address racial disparities. Governor signed SHB 2441. Effective 7/1/21.

Governor signed 2SSB 6478. Effective 6/11/20.

Reducing Poverty/Education HB 2455/SB 6255 Rep. Kilduff/Sen. C. Wilson Providing access to childcare to parenting minors to improve educational attainment (GRADS bill). Governor signed ESHB 2455. Effective 6/11/20.
Reducing Poverty/Budget Add $1.3M to the Department of Health for fresh fruits and veggies. $1.3M approved for the Department of Health for fresh fruits and veggies.
Reducing Poverty/Budget HB 2262/SB 6309 Rep. Leavitt/Sen. Lovelett Increase the WIC/Farmer’s Market Nutritional Program voucher amount. Governor signed 2SSB 6309. Effective 6/11/20.
Tax Reform SB 6017 Sen. Nguyen Providing progressive tax reform by imposing an excise tax on annual compensation in excess of one million dollars. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Tax Reform SB 2734 Rep. Davis Reform the tax exemption structure by eliminating the pharmaceutical tax preference ($38M). Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Tax Reform HB 1703 Rep. Pollet Increasing tax exemption transparency and accountability. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
State Government SB 5995 Sen. Hasegawa Establishing the Washington investment trust (State Bank). Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.

Restoring Justice in our Criminal Justice System

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Criminal Justice SB 6153 Sen. Salomon Concerning driver’s license suspensions and revocations – decriminalizing the Driving While License Suspended 3 (DWLS-3) criminal code. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Criminal Justice HB 1488/SB 5339 Rep. Orwall/Sen. Carlyle Reducing criminal justice expenses by eliminating the death penalty. Bill was not voted out of the second chamber in time for this session.
Criminal Justice HB 2793 Rep. Hansen Pass the Clean Slate bill to create an automatic removal of certain misdemeanors and some felonies. Speaker of the House and President of the Senate signed 2SHB 2793. Vetoed by the Governor.
Criminal Justice SB 6530 Sen. Dhingra Establishing a post-conviction review board and review process for early release of qualifying prisoners. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Criminal Justice/Housing HB 2878/SB 6490 Rep. Davis/Sen. Darneille Pass the Justice Housing for All bill that would remove discrimination for those exiting prison as they apply for housing. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Criminal Justice/Voting Rights HB 2292/SB 6228 Rep. Dolan/Sen. Kuderer Allowing persons complying with conditions of community custody to be registered to vote. Bill was not voted out of the house of origin in time for this session.
Criminal Justice/Education HB 2299/SB 6576 Rep. Leavitt/Sen. Darneille Pass the Corrections Education to Further Reentry Success bill. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.

Creating Housing Opportunities and Preventing Homelessness

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Budget/Housing Increase funding for the Housing Trust Fund ($10M). Housing Trust Fund received $40M.
Housing/Criminal Justice SB 5441 Sen. Nguyen Extending rental vouchers for eligible people exiting prison. Bill was not voted out of the second chamber in time for this session.
Renters’ Rights HB 2453/SB 6379 Rep. Macri/Sen. Kuderer Protecting tenants in residential tenancies by requiring a legitimate business reason to evict a tenant (Just Cause bill). Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Renters’ Rights HB 1694 Rep. Morgan Allowing tenants to pay certain sums in installments. Governor signed EHB 1694. Effective 6/11/20.
Homelessness/Disability Rights Eliminate the shelter penalty for Aged, Blind, & Disabled (ABD) recipients. Shelter penalty eliminated.
Homelessness HB 2834/SB 6426 Rep. Harris/Sen. Cleveland Implementing an identicard program to provide individuals a Washington state issued identicard. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.

Addressing Climate Change

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Climate Change/Transportation HB 1110/SB 5412 Rep. Fitzgibbon/Sen. Saldaña Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation fuels (Clean Fuel Standards bill). Bill was not voted out of the second chamber in time for this session.
Climate Change/Business HB 1205/SB 5323 Rep. Peterson/Sen. Das Reducing pollution from plastic bags by establishing minimum state standards for the use of bags at retail establishments. Governor signed ESSB 5323. Effective 6/11/20.
Climate Change/Agriculture HB 2095/SB 5947 Rep. Walsh/Sen. McCoy Establishing the sustainable farms and fields grant program. Governor signed 2SSB 5947. Effective 6/11/20.
Climate Change/Transportation Rep. Shewmake Support the Electric Bike Bill. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.

Protecting Immigrants, Civil and Human Rights for All

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Gun Responsibility Give authority to Washington State Patrol to destroy firearms that they come into possession of. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Gun Responsibility HB 2241/SB 6076 Rep. Peterson/Sen. Kuderer Ban the purchase of semi-automatic weapons. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Gun Responsibility HB 2240/SB 6077 Rep. Valdez/Sen. Kuderer Support the high capacity magazine restriction bill, which restricts the sale, manufacture, transfer, and possession of gun magazines holding over 10 rounds. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Immigrant Rights HB 2567/SB 6522 Rep. Thai/Sen. Wellman Pass the Courts Open to All bill to prohibit communication with and arrests by ICE/Customs and Border Patrol agents within and outside county courthouses. Governor signed SHB 2567. Effective 6/11/20.
Immigrant Rights/Criminal Justice HB 2576/SB 6442 Rep. Ortiz-Self/Sen. Saldaña Eliminate private detention to ensure public safety. Governor signed ESHB 2576. Effective 6/11/20.

Governor signed ESSB 6442. Effective 4/2/20.

Immigrant Rights/Labor Rights/Agriculture SB 6261 Sen. McCoy Pass the H-2A agricultural labor restriction bill. Governor signed ESSB 6261. Effective 6/11/20.
Racial Equity HB 1783/SB 5776 Rep. Gregerson/Sen. Dhingra Creating the Washington state office of equity. Governor partially vetoed E2SHB 1783 (Sections 6 to create a community advisory board and 7 to require state agencies to provide data and statistics and develop plans and policies). Effective 6/11/20.
Hate Crimes HB 2632/SB 6295 Rep. Valdez/Sen. Salomon Prohibit the practice of swatting (making false threats of violence via 911 calls) to further reduce hate crimes. Governor signed SHB 2632. Effective 6/11/20.
Racial Equity/Budget Increase funding for the continuing transformation of the Seattle Vocational Institute via the Central District Public Development Authority ($10M) The Seattle Vocational Institute received $1.3M.
Nuclear weapons HJM 4008/SJM 8006 Rep. Tarleton/Sen. Hasegawa Requesting that Congress establish more checks and balances to reduce the possibility of nuclear war. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.

Ensuring Healthcare and Mental Health Access

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Medicaid/Immigrant Rights HB 1697/SB 5814 Rep. Macri/Sen. Nguyen Expand Medicaid to age 26 for all, including for undocumented youth Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.
Mental Health HB 2386 Rep. Cody Centralize the mental health Ombuds Offices into one. Bill was not voted out of the second chamber in time for this session.
Dental Health/Reducing Poverty HB 1317/SB 5392 Rep. Cody/Sen. Frockt Establishing the profession of dental therapist to increase access to dental care in underserved areas. Bill was not voted out of committee in time for this session.