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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

8:30 AM

Senate Labor

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.

Sign in OPPOSED here

Tuesday, Feb. 16

1:30 PM

Appropriations Committee

HB 1099: Improving the state’s climate response through updates to the state’s comprehensive planning framework.

Sign in OPPOSED here

SHB 1117: Promoting salmon recovery through revisions to the state’s comprehensive planning framework.

Sign in OPPOSED here


2SHB 1091: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuel.

Sign in OPPOSED here

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.

Sign in OPPOSED here

Wednesday, Feb. 17

1:30 PM

Senate Ways and Means 

SSB 5141: Implementing the recommendations of the environmental justice task force

Sign in OPPOSED here

House Appropriations 

SHB 1076: Workplace violations/Qui Tam

Sign in OPPOSED here

SHB 1073: Paid Leave Coverage

Sign in OPPOSED here

SHB 1084: Building De-carbonization

Sign in OPPOSED here

Thursday, Feb. 18

1:30 PM

Ways & Means 

SSB 5368: Encouraging rural economic development

Sign in SUPPORT here

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

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