The Current 2019 Legislative Agenda

As of 0900, Monday, May 13, 2019

April 28th was the last day of this session.  There is no longer any legislative debate.

As bills move to the Governor’s desk, we still have a voice.  Call the legislative hotline at 800-562-6000, ask to be transferred to the Governor’s office, and then ask the Governor to either Sign or Veto the bills you are concerned about.

All bill numbers are linked to their page on the Legislative Website.

Position Bill Title/Descript. Action
Oppose SB5602 Eliminating barriers to reproductive health At Governor
Oppose HB1638 Relating to promoting immunity against vaccine preventable diseases At Governor
Oppose SB5082 Social Emotional Learning At Governor
Oppose SB5290 Eliminating the use of the valid court order exception At Governor
Oppose SB5356 Establishing the WA State LGBTQ Commission At Governor
Concerned SB5815 Individuals placed in minimum security by DCYF At Governor
Support SB5718 Establishing Child Welfare Housing Assistance (HB1749) At Governor
Neutral SB5001 Concerning human remains. At Governor
Oppose SB5023 Concerning an ethnic studies curriculum for public school students. At Governor
Oppose SB5221 Disclosing PAC to PAC donations/donors Died
Concerned SB5735 Concerning the appropriate age for juvenile court adjudication Died
Oppose SB5395 Requiring CSE Died
Support HB2033 Concerning mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect. Died
Support HB1836 Regarding fees charged to persons who commit sexual exploitation of child Died
Concerned SB5822 Path to Universal Health Care Died
Oppose HB1742 Concerning juvenile offesnes that involve depictions of minors Governor Signed
Oppose SB5689 Concerning Harassment, intimidation in public schools Governor Signed
Neutral HB1095 Relating to administration of marijuana to students Governor Signed
Concerned HB1377 Affordable housing development on religious org. property Governor Signed
Concerned HB1575 Strenthening the rights of workers, addressing authorizations, dues, and fees Governor Signed
Concerned HB1175 Authorization of health care decisions by non family Governor Signed
Support SB5885 Creating an exemption to hearsay for child sex trafficking victims. Governor Signed
Support SB5399 Child Relocation by a person with joint decision-making auth. Governor Signed
Oppose SB5333 Changes to Uniform Parentage Act Governor Signed
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
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
Representative Room Phone Email
Cody, Eileen (D) 303 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7978 eileen.cody@leg.wa.gov
Macri, Nicole (D) 311 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7826 nicole.macri@leg.wa.gov
Schmick, Joe (R) 426B Legislative Building (360) 786-7844 joe.schmick@leg.wa.gov
Caldier, Michelle (R) 122H Legislative Building (360) 786-7802 michelle.caldier@leg.wa.gov
Chambers, Kelly (R) 426 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7948 kelly.chambers@leg.wa.gov
Davis, Lauren (D) 369 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7910 lauren.davis@leg.wa.gov
DeBolt, Richard (R) 425A Legislative Building (360) 786-7896 richard.debolt@leg.wa.gov
Harris, Paul (R) 426A Legislative Building (360) 786-7976 paul.harris@leg.wa.gov
Jinkins, Laurie (D) 320 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7930 laurie.jinkins@leg.wa.gov
Maycumber, Jacquelin (R) 425B Legislative Building (360) 786-7908 jacquelin.maycumber@leg.wa.gov
Riccelli, Marcus (D) 434A Legislative Building (360) 786-7888 marcus.riccelli@leg.wa.gov
Robinson, June (D) 332 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7864 june.robinson@leg.wa.gov
Stonier, Monica Jurado (D) 331 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7872 monica jurado.stonier@leg.wa.gov
Thai, My-Linh (D) 424 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7926 My-Linh.Thai@leg.wa.gov
Tharinger, Steve (D) 314 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7904 steve.tharinger@leg.wa.gov
Representative Room Phone Email
Santos, Sharon Tomiko (D) 321 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7944 sharontomiko.santos@leg.wa.gov
Dolan, Laurie (D) 318 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7940 laurie.dolan@leg.wa.gov
Paul, Dave (D) 309 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7914 dave.paul@leg.wa.gov
Steele, Mike (R) 122F Legislative Building (360) 786-7832 mike.steele@leg.wa.gov
McCaslin, Bob (R) 425 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7820 bob.mccaslin@leg.wa.gov
Volz, Mike (R) 427 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7922 mike.volz@leg.wa.gov
Bergquist, Steve (D) 322 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7862 steve.bergquist@leg.wa.gov
Caldier, Michelle (R) 122H Legislative Building (360) 786-7802 michelle.caldier@leg.wa.gov
Callan, Lisa (D) 335 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7876 lisa.callan@leg.wa.gov
Corry, Chris (R) 410 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7810 chris.corry@leg.wa.gov
Harris, Paul (R) 426A Legislative Building (360) 786-7976 paul.harris@leg.wa.gov
Kilduff, Christine (D) 334 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7958 christine.kilduff@leg.wa.gov
Kraft, Vicki (R) 436 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7994 vicki.kraft@leg.wa.gov
Ortiz-Self, Lillian (D) 420 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7972 lillian.ortiz-self@leg.wa.gov  
Rude, Skyler (R) 122G Legislative Building (360) 786-7828 skyler.rude@leg.wa.gov
Stonier, Monica Jurado (D) 331 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7872 monica.stonier@leg.wa.gov
Thai, My-Linh (D) 424 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7926 my-linh.thai@leg.wa.gov
Valdez, Javier (D) 306 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7818 javier.valdez@leg.wa.gov
Ybarra, Alex (R) 469 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7808 alex.ybarra@leg.wa.gov

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).

  1. 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.
  2. School Districts should have the flexibility to work with parents to find age- and culturally-appropriate education materials for their students.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
Representative Room Phone Email
Santos, Sharon Tomiko (D) 321 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7944 sharontomiko.santos@leg.wa.gov
Dolan, Laurie (D) 318 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7940 laurie.dolan@leg.wa.gov
Paul, Dave (D) 309 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7914 dave.paul@leg.wa.gov
Steele, Mike (R) 122F Legislative Building (360) 786-7832 mike.steele@leg.wa.gov
McCaslin, Bob (R) 425 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7820 bob.mccaslin@leg.wa.gov
Volz, Mike (R) 427 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7922 mike.volz@leg.wa.gov
Bergquist, Steve (D) 322 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7862 steve.bergquist@leg.wa.gov
Caldier, Michelle (R) 122H Legislative Building (360) 786-7802 michelle.caldier@leg.wa.gov
Callan, Lisa (D) 335 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7876 lisa.callan@leg.wa.gov
Corry, Chris (R) 410 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7810 chris.corry@leg.wa.gov
Harris, Paul (R) 426A Legislative Building (360) 786-7976 paul.harris@leg.wa.gov
Kilduff, Christine (D) 334 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7958 christine.kilduff@leg.wa.gov
Kraft, Vicki (R) 436 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7994 vicki.kraft@leg.wa.gov
Ortiz-Self, Lillian (D) 420 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7972 lillian.ortiz-self@leg.wa.gov  
Rude, Skyler (R) 122G Legislative Building (360) 786-7828 skyler.rude@leg.wa.gov
Stonier, Monica Jurado (D) 331 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7872 monica.stonier@leg.wa.gov
Thai, My-Linh (D) 424 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7926 my-linh.thai@leg.wa.gov
Valdez, Javier (D) 306 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7818 javier.valdez@leg.wa.gov
Ybarra, Alex (R) 469 John L. O’Brien Building (360) 786-7808 alex.ybarra@leg.wa.gov

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)

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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:

    1. How is a transgender student defined?  Students go through many changes of mood, habits, friends, ideas.  Under what circumstances are they considered transgender?
    2. 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?
    3. 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.