2021-2022 Legislative Session

Check the lists below for the work we're doing during the 2021-2022 legislative session 

Priority Legislation

The Commission is closely monitoring the following legislation addressing our legislative priorities:

  • HB 1042 – Revising the International Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
  • HB 1054 – Requirements for Tactics and Equipment Used by Peace Officers
  • HB 1071 – Bias-Based Criminal Offenses
  • HB 1073 – Expanding Coverage of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Program
  • HB 1080/SB 5083 – Concerning the Capital Budget
  • HB 1152 – Supporting Measures to Create Comprehensive Public Health Districts
  • HB 1273 – Concerning Menstrual Products in Schools
  • SB 5044 – Equity, Cultural Competency, and Dismantling Institutional Racism in the Public School System
  • SB 5051 – State Oversight and Accountability of Peace Officers and Corrections Officers
  • SB 5194 – Providing for Equity and Access in the Community and Technical Colleges
  • SB 5227 – Requiring Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism Training and Assessments at Institutions of Higher Education
  • SB 5228 – Addressing Disproportionate Health Outcomes By Building a Foundation of Equity in Medical Training
  • SB 5229 – Health Equity Continuing Education for Health Care Professionals
  • SB 5313 – Health Insurance Discrimination
  • SB 5405 – Instructing the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee to Perform Racial Equity Analyses
Affecting the Community

The Commission is tracking the following legislation that indirectly impacts the LGBTQ+ community:

  • HB 1015 – Equitable Access to Credit
  • HB 1072 – Removing Only One of the Restrictions on the Use of Civil Legal Aid Funds
  • HB 1078 – Restoring Voter Eligibility for All Persons Convicted of a Felony Offense Who Are Not in Total Confinement
  • HB 1141 – Increasing Access to the Death with Dignity Act
  • HB 1202 – Addressing Meaningful Civil Remedies for Persons Injured as a Result of Police Misconduct
  • HB 1220 – Supporting Emergency Shelters and Housing Through Local Planning and Development Regulations
  • HB 1236 – Protecting Residential Tenants from the Beginning to End of their Tenancies
  • HB 1259 – Expanding Public Contracting Opportunities for Women and Minority Business Enterprises
  • SB 5129 – Possession of Vapor, Vapor Products, Tobacco, and Tobacco Products by Minors
  • SB 5160 – Addressing Landlord-Tenant Relations
  • SB 5161 – Teaching Washington’s Tribal History, Culture, and Government
  • SB 5180 – Vacating Certain Convictions
  • SB 5235 – Increasing Housing Unit Inventory by Removing Arbitrary Limits on Housing Options
  • SB 5376 – Promoting Awareness of the Governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds
All Legislation

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