This Week’s Bills: Feb. 15 – Feb. 19 – We Need You!
February 13, 2021
BIAW’s advocacy team is working on the following bills during the week of Feb. 15-19, 2021.
Policy committee cutoff is Monday, Feb. 15 and bills are being heard in fiscal committees this week ahead of the Feb. 22 fiscal committee cutoff.
Please be sure to sign in or testify as directed. Your voice matters and needs to be heard!
Follow the links to support BIAW’s agenda by signing in on these bills. Note: This is not testifying. Bonus points for sharing with friends!
Monday, Feb. 15
SB 5438: Providing unemployment benefits to workers who are unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and not eligible for unemployment benefits due to immigration status.
Tuesday, Feb. 16
HB 1099: Improving the state’s climate response through updates to the state’s comprehensive planning framework.
SHB 1117: Promoting salmon recovery through revisions to the state’s comprehensive planning framework.
2SHB 1091: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.
Senate Ways & Means
SSB 5160: Addressing landlord-tenant relations by providing certain tenant protections during and after public health emergencies, providing for legal representation in eviction cases, and authorizing landlord access to state rental assistance programs.
Wednesday, Feb. 17
Senate Ways and Means
SSB 5141: Implementing the recommendations of the environmental justice task force
SHB 1076: Workplace violations/Qui Tam
SHB 1073: Paid Leave Coverage
SHB 1084: Building De-carbonization
Thursday, Feb. 18
Ways & Means
SSB 5368: Encouraging rural economic development
Remember, the sign-in opportunity closes ONE HOUR before the hearing.
If you have any questions, please contact BIAW Government Affairs Director Jan Himebaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.