Who are My Legislators?

Find out who your Washington State legislators are for your legislative district.

What’s the Status of a Bill?

You can find more details on any bill from the legislature’s Bill Information page.

Advocating for a Biennial Budget that Reflects our Values as a State

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Revenue/Tax SB 5096 Sen. Robinson Close the tax break on Capital Gains Governor signed ESSB 5096 on 5/4! Effective date 7/25/21.
Revenue/Tax HB 1406/SB 5426 Rep. Frame/Sen. Hunt Create a 1% Wealth Tax on extraordinary financial assets This bill did not pass in the 2021 session.
Economic Justice HB 1297/SB 5387 Rep. Thai/Sen. Nguyen Fund the Working Families Tax Credit Governor signed ESHB 1297 on 5/4! Effective date 7/25/21.
Economic Justice HB 5214 Sen. Nguyen Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Governor signed 2SSB 5214 on 5/10! Effective date 7/1/23.
Higher Ed HB 1318/SB 5194 Rep. Pollet/Sen. Liias Funding for community and technical colleges Governor signed E2SSB 5194 on 5/12! Effective date 7/25/21.
Food HB 1151 Rep. Leavitt Emergency measures to expand cash and food assistance during the economic recovery Governor signed SHB 1151 on 3/31! Effective date 7/25/21.

Reforming our Policing & Criminal Justice Systems

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Policing HB 1202 Rep. Thai Prohibiting Qualified Immunity as a defense for officer misconduct This bill did not pass in the 2021 session.
Policing HB 1310 Rep. Johnson Mandating de-escalation and use of deadly force only as a last resort Governor signed E2SHB 1310 on 5/18! Effective date 7/25/21.
Policing HB 1267 Rep. Entenman Create an Office for Independent Criminal Investigations Governor signed ESHB 1267 on 5/18! Effective date 7/25/21.
Policing HB 1507 Rep. Entenman Create a Special Prosecutor for police misconduct This bill did not pass in the 2021 session.
Police HB 1054 Rep. Johnson Prohibit unnecessary police tactics Governor signed ESHB 1054 on 5/18! Effective date 7/25/21.
Policing HB 1082/SB 5051 Rep. Goodman/Sen. Pedersen Strengthen decertification and licensing standards, Criminal Justice Training Commission reforms Governor signed E2SSB 5051 on 5/18! Effective date 7/25/21.
Criminal Justice SB 5226 Rep. Johnson/Sen. Salomon Driving While License Suspended (DWLS-3) reform
Governor signed ESSB 5226 on 5/10, but FAN opposed the bill in its final form. Effective date 1/1/23.
Juvenile Justice Rep. Senn Reduce law enforcement entrapment of youth
Criminal Justice HB 1282/SB 5285 Rep. Simmons/Sen. Nguyen Increasing earned time for good behavior This bill did not pass in the 2021 session.

Creating Housing Opportunities and Preventing Homelessness

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Budget Increase funding for the Housing Trust fund by $250M
Renters’ Rights SB 5160 Sen. Kuderer Eviction Reform bill Governor partially vetoed E2SSB 5160 – the partial veto works against some redundancy between this bill and another, as well as cuts some funding support to landlords because it does not prioritize resources to landlords most in need. Effective date 4/22/21.
Renters’ Rights HB 1236 Rep. Macri Just Cause and Rental Assistance bills Governor signed ESHB 1236 on 4/22! Effective date 5/10/21.
Revenue HB 1277/SB 5279 Rep. Ormsby/Sen. Robinson Real Estate Document Recording Fee for housing revenue Governor signed E2SHB 1277 on 5/10! Effective date 7/25/21.
Housing/Criminal Justice Rep. Davis/Sen. Darneille Housing Justice Bill for those coming out of prison Bill delayed for 2021.

Addressing Climate Change

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Climate Justice HB 1091/SB 5231 Rep. Fitzgibbon/Sen. Stanford Clean Fuel Standards

Governor partially vetoed E3SHB 1091 on 5/17 – the partial veto was against a subsection that would delay the effective date of this bill, so the Governor’s actions will allow the bill to move forward sooner. Effective date 7/25/21.

Climate Justice SB 5141 Rep. Lekanoff/Sen. Saldaña Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act 2.0 Governor signed E2SSB 5141 on 5/17! Effective date 7/25/21.
Climate Justice HB 1287 Rep. Ramel Electric Vehicles by 2030 Governor partially vetoed E2SHB 1287 on 5/13 – the partial veto was against a subsection that would tie electrifying the transportation sector to the implementation of a road usage charge program. Effective date 7/25/21.
Climate Justice SB 5373 Sen. Lovelett WA Strong Green Recovery Bonds This bill did not pass in the 2021 session.

Protecting Immigrants, Civil and Human Rights for All

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Voting Rights HB 1156 Rep. Harris-Talley Local Options Voting (eg ranked choice voting) This bill did not pass in the 2021 session.
Voting Rights/Criminal Justice HB 1078/SB 5086 Rep. Simmons/Sen. Kuderer Voting Rights Restoration
Governor signed ESHB 1078 on 4/7! Effective date 1/1/22.
Gun Safety HB 1234 Rep. Senn Restricts open-carry rights in state capitol buildings and certain other government buildings. This bill did not pass in the 2021 legislative session.
Gun Safety HB 1283 Rep. Senn Includes the open carry or display of weapons within the offense of criminal mischief. This bill did not pass in the 2021 legislative session.
Gun Safety HB 1164/SB 5078 Rep. Valdez/Sen. Liias Background checks on all magazine-sized purchases, prohibits magazines more than 10 rounds This bill did not pass in the 2021 legislative session.
Racial/Economic Justice SB 5010 Rep. Kirby/Sen. Das Insurance Credit Scoring prohibition This bill did not pass in the 2021 legislative session.
Immigrant Rights HB 1072 Rep. Lekanoff/Sen. Saldaña Remove the exemption in the Office of Civil and Legal Aid program for undocumented workers Governor signed HB 1072 on 4/16! Effective date 7/25/21.
Immigrant Rights SB 5438 Rep. Gregerson/Sen. Saldaña Unemployment insurance benefits for undocumented workers This bill did not pass in the 2021 legislative session.
Immigrant/Civil Rights HB 1090 Rep. Ortiz-Self Private prison prohibition
Governor signed EHB 1090 on 4/14! Effective date 4/14/21.
Indigenous Rights HB 1356 Rep. Lekanoff Ban the inappropriate use of Native American names, symbols, or images as public school mascots, logos, or team names. Governor signed SHB 1356 on 4/26! Effective date 7/25/21.
Racial Justice HB 1016 Rep. Morgan Juneteenth paid holiday Governor signed SHB 1016 on 5/13! Effective date 7/25/21.
Racial Justice Initiative 1300 Manuel Ellis Anti-Discrimination Act (MEWADA) to reinstate affirmative action.

Ensuring Healthcare and Mental Health Access

Category Bill Number Prime Sponsor Bill Title/Description Bill Status
Dental Care SB 5142 Sen. Frockt Dental therapy reform This bill did not pass in the 2021 legislative session.
Health Care HB 5399 Establish the Universal Health Care Commission Governor signed E2SSB 5399 on 5/13! Effective date 7/25/21.
Health Care/Immigrant Rights HB 1191 Rep. Thai/Sen. Randall Expands health care coverage in medical and dental insurance for undocumented residents This bill did not pass in the 2021 legislative session.
Health Care/Revenue HB 1152 Rep. Riccelli Create comprehensive public health districts. Governor signed E2SHB 1152 on 5/10! Effective date 7/25/21.
Health Care HB 1110 Rep. Riccelli More health care professionals on public health boards This bill did not pass in the 2021 legislative session.
Health Care HB 1499 Rep. Davis & Rep. Harris-Talley Treatment Recovery Act This bill did not pass in the 2021 legislative session.