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Leavitt rail safety bill passes state House

OLYMPIA – Today, the state House passed a bill Rep. Mari Leavitt (D-University Place) to help build a stronger, safer railway network by giving the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission... READ MORE

Johnson’s Use of Force Bill Passes House

OLYMPIA – After months of work by the families of victims of police violence, elected officials, law enforcement organizations and other community groups to answer the call for action in the wake of lives lost... READ MORE

State House Passes Worker Protection Act

OLYMPIA – Today, the state House voted 53-44 to pass the Worker Protection Act to allow workers to sue businesses on behalf of the state for violating labor and workplace standard... READ MORE

Taylor bill to increase access to ride shares passes House

OLYMPIA – Today, the state House passed a bill from Rep. Jamila Taylor (D-Federal Way) to lower requirements for the state ride share program so more people can access the... READ MORE

Bill Creating Office of Independent Investigations Passes House

OLYMPIA – On the first anniversary of the killing Manuel Ellis, the Washington State House of Representatives passed a bill to mandate independent investigation of deadly uses of force by... READ MORE

State House passes Leavitt’s workforce training bill

OLYMPIA – Today, the state House passed a bill from Rep. Mari Leavitt (D-University Place) to extend a tax credit for businesses working with students in employment training programs. The... READ MORE

Johnson’s Youth Attorney Access Bill Passes House

OLYMPIA – The House voted 56-41 today to approve new legislation to protect the constitutional right to counsel for young people. HB 1140 requires that a youth is provided access... READ MORE

Simmons bills gain bipartisan support in state House

OLYMPIA – State Rep. Tarra Simmons saw two of her prime-sponsored bills pass out of the House of Representatives Monday (Mar. 1) with bipartisan majority votes. Both bills will now... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: House approves bill to protect COVID-19 health data

OLYMPIA – Yesterday, the Washington House of Representatives passed HB 1127 addressing health data privacy on a 76-21 vote. The measure, now in the Senate for further consideration, increases protections... READ MORE

Bill to Protect Survivors of Violence by Improving the Civil Protection Order System Passes House

OLYMPIA – A bill to improve the civil order protection system passed the House today with a 53-44 vote. Sponsored by Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland), House Bill 1320 codifies temporary... READ MORE