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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 ESSB 5096 passed in the Senate on 3/6! 25 yeas, 24 nays, 0 absent, 0 excused. Executive action taken in the House Committee on Finance on 4/16 at 9:00 AM.
Revenue/Tax HB 1406/SB 5426 Rep. Frame/Sen. Hunt Create a 1% Wealth Tax on extraordinary financial assets Referred to Appropriations on 4/2.

First reading in the Senate on 2/4, referred to Ways & Means.

Economic Justice HB 1297/SB 5387 Rep. Thai/Sen. Nguyen Fund the Working Families Tax Credit House concurred on Senate amendments on 4/15! Passed final passage: 93 yeas, 3 nays, o absent, 0 excused.

Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2/4 at 1:30 PM.
Economic Justice HB 5214 Sen. Nguyen Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 2SSB 5214 passed in the Senate on 3/3! 29 yeas, 19 nays, 1 absent, 0 excused. 2SSB 5214 passed in the House on 4/6! 85 yeas, 13 nays, 0 absent, 0 excused.
Higher Ed HB 1318/SB 5194 Rep. Pollet/Sen. Liias Funding for community and technical colleges First reading in the House on 1/20, referred to College & Workforce Development.

E2SSB 5194 passed in the Senate on 3/8! 30 yeas, 19 nays, 0 absent, 0 excused. E2SSB 5194 passed in the House on 4/9! 60 yeas, 38 nays, o absent, 0 excused.

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 Returned to Rules Committee for second reading on 3/10.
Policing HB 1310 Rep. Johnson Mandating de-escalation and use of deadly force only as a last resort House refuses to concur in the Senate amendments. Asks Senate for Conference thereon on 4/14.
Policing HB 1267 Rep. Entenman Create an Office for Independent Criminal Investigations House concurred in Senate amendments on 4/14! Passed final passage – 56 yeas, 41 nays, 0 absent, 1 excused.
Policing HB 1507 Rep. Entenman Create a Special Prosecutor for police misconduct Public hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety on 2/15 at 1:30 PM.
Police HB 1054 Rep. Johnson Prohibit unnecessary police tactics House refuses to concur in the Senate amendments. Asks Senate for Conference thereon on 4/14.
Policing HB 1082/SB 5051 Rep. Goodman/Sen. Pedersen Strengthen decertification and licensing standards, Criminal Justice Training Commission reforms Public hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety on 1/15 at 10 AM.

E2SSB 5051 passed in the Senate on 2/25! 26 yeas, 19 nays, 1 absent, 3 excused. E2SSB 5051 passed in the House on 4/7! 54 yeas, 43 nays, 0 absent, 1 excused.

Criminal Justice SB 5226 Rep. Johnson/Sen. Salomon Driving While License Suspended (DWLS-3) reform
Senate concurred in House amendments on 4/15! Passed final passage: 34 yeas, 14 nays, 0 absent, 1 excused.
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 Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 3/15 at 3:30 PM.

First reading on 1/19, referred to Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation.

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 E2SSB 5160 passed in the Senate on 3/4! 29 yeas, 20 nays, 0 absent, 0 excused. E2SSB 5160 passed in the House on 4/8! 72 yeas, 26 nays, 0 absent, 0 excused.
Renters’ Rights HB 1236 Rep. Macri Just Cause and Rental Assistance bills Speaker of the House signed on 4/14!
Revenue HB 1277/SB 5279 Rep. Ormsby/Sen. Robinson Real Estate Document Recording Fee for housing revenue E2SHB 1277 passed in the House on 3/28! 57 yeas, 40 nays, 0 absent, 1 excused. Placed on second reading in the Rules Committee on 4/14.

First reading in the Senate, referred to Housing & Local Government on 1/19.

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

E3SHB 1091 passed in the House on 2/27! 52 yeas, 46 nays, 0 absent, 0 excused. E3SHB 1091 passed in the Senate on 4/8! 27 yeas, 20 nays, 0 absent, 2 excused.

First reading in the Senate, referred to Environment, Energy & Technology on 1/15.

Climate Justice SB 5141 Rep. Lekanoff/Sen. Saldaña Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act 2.0 E2SSB 5141 passed in the Senate on 3/1! 28 yeas, 21 nays, 0 absent, 0 excused. E2SSB 5141 passed in the House on 4/10! 56 yeas, 41 nays, 0 absent, 1 excused.
Climate Justice HB 1204/SB 5256 Rep. Macri/Sen. Liias Electric Vehicles by 2030

Bill passed in the House Committee on Transportation on 2/22, referred to Rules to review.

First reading in the Senate, referred to Environment, Energy & Technology on 1/18.

Climate Justice SB 5373 Sen. Lovelett WA Strong Green Recovery Bonds Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Environment, Energy & Technology on 3/4 at 8:00 AM.

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) Returned to Rules Committee for second reading on 3/10.
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. First reading, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary on 1/18.
Gun Safety HB 1283 Rep. Senn Includes the open carry or display of weapons within the offense of criminal mischief. Referred to Rules to Review on 2/12.
Gun Safety HB 1164/SB 5078 Rep. Valdez/Sen. Liias Background checks on all magazine-sized purchases, prohibits magazines more than 10 rounds First reading in the House on 1/12, referred to Civil Rights & Judiciary.

Senate Rules “X” file on 3/17.

Racial/Economic Justice SB 5010 Rep. Kirby/Sen. Das Insurance Credit Scoring prohibition Senate Rules “X” file.
Immigrant Rights HB 1072 Rep. Lekanoff/Sen. Saldaña Remove the exemption in the Office of Civil and Legal Aid program for undocumented workers Speaker of the House signed on 4/7! President of the Senate signed on 4/9! Delivered to the Governor on 4/13.
Immigrant Rights SB 5438 Rep. Gregerson/Sen. Saldaña Unemployment insurance benefits for undocumented workers
Scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs on 2/15 at 8:00 AM.
Immigrant/Civil Rights HB 1090 Rep. Ortiz-Self Private prison prohibition
Governor signed 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. Speaker of the House signed on 4/14!
Racial Justice HB 1016 Rep. Morgan Juneteenth paid holiday Speaker of the House on 4/12! President of the Senate signed on 4/15!
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 First reading on 1/12, referred to Health & Long Term Care.
Health Care HB 5399 Establish the Universal Health Care Commission E2SSB 5399 passed in the Senate on 3/2! 28 yeas, 20 nays, 0 absent, 1 excused. E2SSB 5399 passed in the House on 4/7! 57 yeas, 40 nays, 0 absent, 1 excused.
Health Care/Immigrant Rights HB 1191 Rep. Thai/Sen. Randall Expands health care coverage in medical and dental insurance for undocumented residents First reading in the House on 1/14, referred to Health Care & Wellness.
Health Care/Revenue HB 1152 Rep. Riccelli Create comprehensive public health districts. House concurred in Senate amendments on 4/15! Passed final passage: 60 yeas, 37 nays, 0 absent, 1 excused.
Health Care HB 1110 Rep. Riccelli More health care professionals on public health boards Public hearing in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness on 1/25 at 1:30 PM.
Health Care HB 1499 Rep. Davis & Rep. Harris-Talley Treatment Recovery Act Bill passed in the House Committee on Public Safety on 2/15, referred to Appropriations.