FAN’s 2020 Legislative Agenda

Our Legislative Agenda reflects top priorities that have arisen with input from FAN advocates, our Program Committee, the coalitions we work with, and approved by FAN’s Governing Board. We have a short session this year, from January 13 – March 13, so be on the lookout for action alerts each week with updates on legislation and ways you can raise your voices.

Our Legislative Agenda is available below by issue topic, or you can download the 2020 Legislative Agenda.

Learn more about these bills on our Issue Fact Sheets page.

Working Families Tax Credit

Advocating for Economic Justice and Reducing Poverty

Eliminate the tax break on Capital Gains (HB 1343 Tarleton/SB 5129 Rolfes).

Fund the Working Families Tax Credit (HB 1527 Entenman/SB 5810 Nguyen), and pass the
Individual Tax Identification Number bill to ensure that those in the undocumented community who are
ITIN filers are included in WFTC benefits (HB 2521 Thai/SB 6557 Saldaña).

Pass the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) bill to increase access and address racial disparities (HB 2441 Rep. Entenman).

Pass the GRADS Bill to increase support for teenage mothers and their children (HB 2455
Kilduff/SB 6255 C. Wilson).

Support the Anti-Hunger and Nutrition priorities: $1.3M for the Department of Health for fresh fruits
and veggies; increase the WIC/Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program voucher amount (Rep. Leavitt).

Support the Tax on Extreme Wealth Bill (SB 6017 Nguyen)

Reform the tax exemption structure by eliminating the pharmaceutical tax preference ($38M) (Rep. Davis).
Pass the Tax Exemption and Transparency bill (HB 1703 Pollet).

Pass the creation of a State Bank bill (SB 5995 Hasegawa).

Restoring Justice in our Criminal Justice System

Decriminalize the Driving While License Suspended 3 (DWLS-3) criminal code (HB 1282
Goodman/SB 5328 Salomon).

Pass the Death Penalty Repeal bill (HB 1488 Orwall/SB 5339 Carlyle).

Pass the Clean Slate bill to create an automatic removal of certain misdemeanors and some
felonies (Rep. Hansen).

Pass the Post-Conviction Review Board bill to evaluate qualifying prisoners for early release (SB
5819 Darneille).

Pass the Justice Housing for All bill that would remove discrimination for those exiting prison as
they apply for housing (Rep. Pettigrew/Sen. Darneille).

Pass the Voting Rights Restoration bill for those exiting state prisons (HB 2292 Dolan/SB 6228 Kuderer).

Pass the Corrections Education to Further Reentry Success bill (Rep. Leavitt).

Creating Housing Opportunities and Preventing Homelessness

Increase funding for the Housing Trust Fund ($10M).

Increase the length of housing vouchers for those exiting prison (SB 5441 Nguyen).

Curb landlord privilege by requiring a legitimate business reason to evict a tenant (HB 1656
Macri/SB 5733 Saldaña).

Pass the renters’ bill to require landlords to provide a move-in fee installment plan over three
months’ time upon a tenant’s request (HB 1694 Morgan).

Eliminate the shelter penalty for Aged, Blind, & Disabled (ABD) recipients.

Pass the Homeless ID Card Bill (SB 5664 Cleveland).

Addressing Climate Change

Support the Clean Fuel Standards bill, which cuts greenhouse gas emissions from transportation
fuels (HB 1110 Fitzgibbon/SB 5412 Saldaña).

Pass the Plastic Bag Ban bill, which establishes minimum state standards for use of plastic bags at
all retail businesses (HB 1205 Peterson/SB 5323 Das).

Pass the Sustainable Farms and Fields bill to reduce carbon emissions produced by agriculture
(HB 2095 Walsh/SB 5947 McCoy).

Support the Electric Bike Bill (Rep. Shewmake).

Protecting Immigrants, Civil and Human Rights for All

Give authority to Washington State Patrol to destroy firearms that they come into possession of.

Ban the purchase of semi-automatic weapons.

Support the high capacity magazine restriction bill, which restricts the sale, manufacture, transfer,
and possession of gun magazines holding over 10 rounds (HB 1068 Valdez/SB 5062 Kuderer).

Pass State Racial Equity Bill (HB 1783 Gregerson/SB 5776 Dhingra).

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 (HB 2567 Thai/Sen. Wellman).

Pass the H-2A agricultural labor restriction bill (Sen. McCoy).

Create more checks and balances on nuclear weapons policy to reduce the possibility of nuclear
war (HJM 4008 Tarleton/SJM 8006 Hasegawa).

Pass the Eliminate Private Detention to Ensure Public Safety bill (HB 2576 Ortiz-Self/SB 6442 Saldaña).

Prohibit the practice of swatting (making false threats of violence via 911 calls) to further reduce hate crimes (HB 2632 Valdez/SB 6295 Salomon).

Support funding for the continuing transformation of the Seattle Vocational Institute via the Central District Public Development Authority ($10M).

Ensuring Healthcare and Mental Health Access

Expand Medicaid to age 26 for all, including for undocumented youth (HB 1697 Macri/SB 5814

Centralize the mental health Ombuds Offices into one.

Pass the Dental Therapy bill to increase access to dental care in underserved areas (HB 1317 Cody/SB 5392 Frockt).