The Current 2019 Legislative Agenda
As of Noon, Thursday, March 14, 2019
Bill lists are below the action items. All bill numbers are linked to their page on the Legislative Website.
High Priority Action: Call, email, and visit the House Education Committee in opposition to SB5395, SB5689, and SB 5082. The contact list is below as are talking point.
Oppose SB 5395
Please call and email theHouse Education Committee in opposition to SB 5395. Here are talking points and contact information.
Oppose SB 5395 that would require every school district to implement Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE).
- SB5395 violates the local control of parents and the elected school boards. People in many areas of Washington do not want Comprehensive Sexual Education as defined by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). This opposition and the successful rejection of the OSPI-approved FLASH curriculum by parents and faith-leaders in Battle Ground and Sequim would be impossible if SB 5395 passed.
- School Districts should have the flexibility to work with parents to find age- and culturally-appropriate education materials for their students.
- SB 5395 seeks to make CSE ‘integral’ to the district’s curriculum. Usually, integration means cross-teaching, or integrating, curricula into one another – Math into English, Science into History, etc. Doing so with CSE would make it impossible for parents to ‘Opt-Out’ their children from CSE.
- SB 5395 requires the CSE curriculum to be ‘skills-based.’ ‘Skill-based’ means teaching the skill, allowing the students time to practice the skill, and assessing the student’s proficiency in the ‘skill.’ The most obvious, but certainly not the only, ‘skill’ would be condom usage. One must ask, what other ‘skills’ will teachers of CSE be teaching and assessing in these required classes?
|Santos, Sharon Tomiko (D)||321 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) email@example.com|
|Dolan, Laurie (D)||318 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Paul, Dave (D)||309 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) email@example.com|
|Steele, Mike (R)||122F Legislative Building||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|McCaslin, Bob (R)||425 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) email@example.com|
|Volz, Mike (R)||427 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bergquist, Steve (D)||322 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) email@example.com|
|Caldier, Michelle (R)||122H Legislative Building||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Callan, Lisa (D)||335 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) email@example.com|
|Corry, Chris (R)||410 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Harris, Paul (R)||426A Legislative Building||(360) email@example.com|
|Kilduff, Christine (D)||334 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kraft, Vicki (R)||436 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) email@example.com|
|Ortiz-Self, Lillian (D)||420 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rude, Skyler (R)||122G Legislative Building||(360) email@example.com|
|Stonier, Monica Jurado (D)||331 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Thai, My-Linh (D)||424 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) email@example.com|
|Valdez, Javier (D)||306 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ybarra, Alex (R)||469 John L. O’Brien Building||(360) email@example.com|
Oppose SB 5689
Oppose SSB 5689 Preventing Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying
This bill is also in front of the House Education Committee and will be heard Thursday, March 14th at 8:00 AM. Yes, that’s tomorrow, but it is not too late to make your voices heard. Again, our tools are the same: call and email the committee, visit in person, and call the Legislative Hotline.
What’s wrong with this bill? (With thanks to LeAnne Benn and Beth Daranciang)
- The bill singles out and promotes protection for Transgender Students. All students deserve to be protected from bullying; no group deserves special treatment. This legislation would provide preferential treatment to one over the others.
- The bill is being asked for by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, not by community request. Like the Sex Ed bill, it is a way for OSPI to force its own ideological system on every family, school, and school district. If passed, it creates a mandate with no oversight by elected officials and no input from local school districts.
- The bill calls for best practices to protect Transgender youth. Our schools should care about all youth and find best practices to protect all students.
And as a bonus, this bill adds a new section to legislation governing teacher evaluations. Under the new section, teachers will not be ‘negatively impacted’ if they bring previously unapproved sexually explicit materials into the classroom to teach about sexual orientation and gender expression or identity.
Some other questions the preferential treatment of Transgender students raises:
- How is a transgender student defined? Students go through many changes of mood, habits, friends, ideas. Under what circumstances are they considered transgender?
- What exactly is harassment? Would a girl refusing to use the locker room with a male, or a student not using the pronouns another student demanded they use, be harassment?
- What about parents who refuse to let their daughter be assigned to a hotel room with a male on an overnight school trip?
Please call and email the House Education Committee today in opposition to this bill. All children deserve to be safe, protected in school, and treated equally. Here again, is the committee’s email and phone list.
Live Bills as of 3/14
|Position||FPIW||Bill||Title/Descript.||1st Committee||2nd Intro||New Committee||2nd Hear||2nd Exec|
|Support||SB5718||Establishing Child Welfare Housing Assistance (HB1749)||Sen. Human Services||12-Mar||Hse. Human Serv.||22-Mar|
|Oppose||Testify||SB5290||Eliminating the use of the valid court order exception||Sen. Human Serv.||14-Mar||Hse. Human Serv.||20-Mar|
|Oppose||Testify||SB5602||Eliminating barriers to reproductive health||Sen. Health & LT Care||9-Mar||Hse. Health||20-Mar|
|Oppose||Testify||SB5356||Establishing the WA State LGBTQ Commission||Sen. State Gov||8-Mar||Hse. State Gov’t||20-Mar|
|Concerned||SB5735||Concerning the appropriate age for juvenile court adjudication||Sen. Human Services||6-Mar||Hse. Human Serv.||19-Mar||22-Mar|
|Oppose||Testify||HB1742||Concerning juvenile offenses that involve depictions of minors||Hse. Human Serv.||6-Mar||Sen. Law & Justice||19-Mar|
|Oppose||Testify||SB5023||Concerning an ethnic studies curriculum for public school students.||Sen. Early Learning||6-Mar||Hse. Educ||18-Mar|
|Neutral||SB5001||Concerning human remains.||Sen. Labor & Comm.||19-Feb||Hse. Appropriations||18-Mar|
|Concerned||SB5815||Individuals placed in minimum security by DCYF||Sen. Human Serv.||8-Mar||Hse. Human Serv.||15-Mar||20-Mar|
|Support||SB5399||Child Relocation by a person with joint decision-making auth.||Sen. Law & Just.||26-Feb||Hse. Civil Rights||15-Mar||22-Mar|
|Oppose||Testify||SB5082||Social Emotional Learning||Sen. Ways & Mean||8-Mar||Hse. Educ||14-Mar||21-Mar|
|Oppose||Testify||SB5689||Concerning Harassment, intimidation in public schools||Sen. Early Learning||28-Feb||Hse. Educ||14-Mar||21-Mar|
|Oppose||Testify||SB5395||Requiring CSE||Sen. Early Learning||1-Mar||Hse. Educ||12-Mar|
|Oppose||SB5221||Disclosing PAC to PAC donations/donors||Sen. State Gov||21-Feb||Hse. State Gov’t||7-Mar||11-Mar|
|Oppose||SB5333||Changes to Uniform Parentage Act||Sen. Law & Just.||14-Feb||Hse. Civil Rights||6-Mar||15-Mar|
|Concerned||HB1175||Authorization of health care decisions by non family||Hse. Civ. Rights & Jud.||18-Feb||Sen. Law & Justice||25-Feb||14-Mar|
|Neutral||HB1095||Relating to administration of marijuana to students||Hse. Health Care/Well||14-Mar||Sen. Early Learn|
|Concerned||HB1575||Strengthening the rights of workers, addressing authorizations, dues, and fees||Hse. Labor||13-Mar||Sen. Labor & Com|
|Support||HB2033||Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect.||Hse. Human Serv.||13-Mar|
|Support||Testify||SB5885||Creating an exemption to hearsay for child sex trafficking victims.||Sen. Law & Just.||12-Mar|
|Concerned||HB1377||Affordable housing development on religious org. property||Hse. Housing||11-Mar||Sen. Housing Stab.|
|Oppose||Testify||HB1638||Relating to promoting immunity against vaccine-preventable diseases||Hse. Health Care/Well||8-Mar||Sen. Health|
|Support||Testify||HB1836||Regarding fees charged to persons who commit sexual exploitation of a child||Hse. Public Safety||8-Mar||Sen. Law & Justice|
|Concerned||SB5822||Path to Universal Health Care||Sen. Health & LT Care|
Bills FPIW Supports
|Position||Bill||Title/Descript.||Sponsors||Committee||Intro||Hear Date||Exec Date||Action||2nd Chamber||New Committee||2nd Hear||2nd Exec|
|Support||SB5399||Child Relocation by a person with joint decision-making auth.||Pedersen, Walsh, Dhingra, Frockt, et al||Sen. Law & Just.||21-Jan||29-Jan||31-Jan||On 2nd||Y|
|Support||SB5718||Establishing Child Welfare Housing Assistance (HB1749)||Saldana, Hasegawa, Das, O’Ban||Sen. Human Services||29-Jan||12-Feb||19-Feb||DP/WM|
|Support||SB5282||Informed Consent for pelvic exams||Liias, Cleveland, Darneille, Short, Kuderer, et al||Sen. Health & LT Care||16-Jan||1-Feb||18-Feb||DP/Rules|
|Support||HB1749||Establishing Child Welfare Housing Assistance (SB5718)||Robinson, Macri, Senn, Appleton||Hse. Human Serv.||30-Jan||8-Feb||13-Feb||DP/Appr|
|Support||HB2088||Concerning Indecent Exposure||Kraft, Mosbrucker, Klippert, Van Werven||Hse. Public Safety||18-Feb|
|Support||SI1000||Concernig diversity, equity, and inclusion||By the People||Sen. State Gov’t||15-Feb|
|Support||HB2056||Age of Consent, Capacity to Consent in CSE||Shea, McCaslin||Hse. Education||15-Feb|
|Support||HB2033||Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect.||Chambers, Paul, Dent, Van Werven, et al||Hse. Human Serv.||13-Feb||19-Feb||20-Feb|
|Support||HB2028||Concerning bonding and best interest assessments for children in foster care.||Corry, McCaslin, Dent, Griffey, Graham, et al||Hse. Human Serv.||13-Feb|
|Support||HB2027||Including foster parents and other caregivers in the definition of another suitable person.||Corry, Frame, Dent, Klippert, et al||Hse. Human Serv.||13-Feb|
|Support||HB2026||Concerning relatives of a child placed in out-of-home care.||Corry, McCaslin, Dent, Griffey, Graham, et al||Hse. Human Serv.||13-Feb|
|Support||SB5897||Concerning sexual exploitation of children.||Padden, Nguyen||Sen. Law & Just.||11-Feb|
|Support||SB5885||Creating an exemption to hearsay for child sex trafficking victims.||Padden, Dhingra, O’Ban, Wilson C.||Sen. Law & Just.||11-Feb||18-Feb||21-Feb|
|Support||HB1990||Restricting genome editing of human embryos.||Irwin, Slatter, Smith, Maycumber||Hse. Innovation||11-Feb|
|Support||HB1976||Concerning Vaccine Safety||DeBolt, Shea, Young, McCaslin, Eslick, et al||Hse. Health Care/Well||8-Feb|
|Support||HB1954||Concerning reciprocity for marriage and family therapists.||Corry, Harris, Mosbrucker||Hse. Health Care/Well||7-Feb|
|Support||HB1922||Parent or guardian has the authority to admit and keep a minor child in a treatment facility for substance use||Shea, McCaslin||Hse. Human Serv.||6-Feb|
|Support||HB1872||Protecting Minors from Sexual Exploitation||Klippert, Dent||Hse. Civ. Rights & Jud.||4-Feb||20-Feb||22-Feb|
|Support||HB1836||Regarding fees charged to persons who commit sexual exploitation of child||Kraft, Van Werven, Chambers, et al||Hse. Public Safety||1-Feb||15-Feb||19-Feb|
|Support||SB5721||Concerning the regulation of abortion facilities||Fortunato||Sen. Health & LT Care||30-Jan|
|Support||HB1761||Homeschooling Foster Youth||Young, Shea, Kraft, VanWerven, Graham||Hse. Human Serv.||30-Jan|
|Support||HB1760||Homeschooling Foster Youth||Young, Shea, Kraft, VanWerven, Graham||Hse. Human Serv.||30-Jan|
|Support||HB1635||Relating to requiring public libraries to adopt internet safety policies||Caldier, Frame, Van Werven, Chambers, et al||Hse. Local Gov’t||25-Jan||12-Feb|
|Support||HB1560||Prohibition of certain types of abortions||Klippert, Shea||Hse. Health Care/Well||24-Jan|
|Support||HB1526||Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act||Van Werven, Kraft, Shea||Hse. Health Care/Well||23-Jan|
|Support||SB5365||Concerning Vaccination and Anti-Body Titer||Wagoner, Padden, Bailey, Wilson||Sen. Health & LT Care||18-Jan||22-Feb|
|Support||SB5185||Parental Notification of Minor Seeking Abortion||Padden, Warnick, Sheldon, et al||Sen. Law & Just.||15-Jan|
|Support||SB5173||Mandatory Reporting of Abuse||O’Ban, Honeyford, Wagoner||Sen. Law & Just.||15-Jan|
|Support||SB5092||Providing Flexibity to school districts||Fortunato||Sen. Early Learning||14-Jan||4-Feb|
Bills FPIW Opposes
|Position||Bill||Title/Descript.||Sponsors||Committee||Intro||Hear Date||Exec Date||Action||2nd Chamber||New Committee||2nd Hear||2nd Exec|
|Oppose||SB5333||Changes to Uniform Parentage Act||Pedersen, Rivers||Sen. Law & Just.||17-Jan||17-Jan||22-Jan||Passed S||14-Feb||Hse. Civil Rights|
|Oppose||SB5221||Disclosing PAC to PAC donations/donors||Palumbo, Rivers, Billig, Wellman||Sen. State Gov||16-Jan||18-Jan||30-Jan||Passed S||21-Feb||Hse. State Gov’t|
|Oppose||SB5744||Concering commercially sexually exploited children (HB1775)||Dhingra, Das, Randall, Daneille, Hasegawa, Saldana||Sen. Human Services||30-Jan||14-Feb||20-Feb||DP/WM|
|Oppose||SB5683||Universal Home Visiting Programs||Wellman, Hasegawa, Keiser, Wilson C., Darneille||Sen. Early Learning||28-Jan||4-Feb||12-Feb||DP/WM|
|Oppose||SB5356||Establishing the WA State LGBTQ Commission||Wilson C., Randall, Das, Darnielle, et al||Sen. State Gov||18-Jan||15-Feb||20-Feb||DP/WM|
|Oppose||HB1742||Concerning juvenile offesnes that involve depictions of minors||Frame, Eslick, Senn, Griffey, Killduff, Corry||Hse. Human Serv.||30-Jan||1-Feb||8-Feb||DP/Rules|
|Oppose||HB1638||Relating to promoting immunity against vaccine preventable diseases||Harris, Stonier, Robinson, Macri, Jinkins, et at||Hse. Health Care/Well||25-Jan||8-Feb||15-Feb||DP/Rules|
|Oppose||HB1106||Eliminating use of detention for vilation of a truancy-related court order||Orwall||Hse. Civ. Rights & Jud.||14-Jan||29-Jan||8-Feb||DP/Appr|
|Oppose||HB2065||Establishing the Washington State LGBTQ commission||Macri, Jinkins, Stanford, Kilduff||Hse. State Gov’t||15-Feb|
|Oppose||HB2059||Diversity, equity, inclusion in community and technical colleges||Valdez, Berquist, Frame, Doglio||Hse. College & Wrk||15-Feb|
|Oppose||HB2006||Requiring that cursive writing be taught in common schools.||Rude, Leavitt, Harris, Santos, Steele, Volz, et al||Hse. Education||11-Feb|
|Oppose||SB5841||Modifying certain vaccine provisions.||Cleveland, Hunt, Daneille, Keiser, Randall, et al||Sen. Health & LT Care||6-Feb||20-Feb||22-Feb|
|Oppose||SB5840||Requiring maintenance of minimum essential health care coverage.||Cleveland, Kuderer||Sen. Health & LT Care||6-Feb||15-Feb||22-Feb|
|Oppose||HB1775||Concering commercially sexually exploited children (SB5744)||Orwall, Frame, Wylie, Gregerson, Macri||Hse. Human Serv.||30-Jan||12-Feb||20-Feb|
|Oppose||HB1771||Universal Home Visiting Programs (SB5683)||Senn, Jinkins, Davis, Macri, Mead, Ortiz-Self, et al||Hse. Human Serv.||30-Jan||5-Feb||19-Feb|
|Oppose||SB5602||Eliminating barriers to reproductive health||Randall, Wilson C., Nguyen, Das, Saldana, et al||Sen. Health & LT Care||24-Jan||15-Feb||22-Feb|
|Oppose||HB1407||Requiring CSE||Stonier, Goodman, Orwall, Jikins, Santos, el al||Hse. Education||21-Jan|
|Oppose||SB5395||Requiring CSE||Wilson, C., Keiser, Saladana, et al||Sen. Early Learning||18-Jan||13-Feb||19-Feb|
|Oppose||SB5342||Providing Non-Binary gender category||Randall, Wilson C., Das, Hunt, Pedersen, et al||Sen. State Gov||17-Jan|
|Oppose||SB5222||Universal Health Care||Hasegawa, Hunt, Keiser||Sen. Health & LT Care||16-Jan|
|Oppose||SB5082||Social Emotional Learning||McCoy, Hasegawa, Kuderer, Saldana||Sen. Ways & Mean||14-Jan||7-Feb||Y|
|Oppose||HB1104||Submission of a waiver to the fed to create WA Health Security Trust||Appleton||Hse. Health Care/Well||14-Jan|