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Farmworker and Labor Justice

Overtime pay rights for farm workers

Concerning the retroactivity of overtime claims in exceptional cases

Status: Passed in the House and Senate. Headed to the Governor's desk to be singed into law.

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Working Families Tax Recovery Rebate

Concerning working families tax exemption.

Status: Passed in the House and Senate. Was delivered to the Governor's desk on April 22nd. 

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Worker Safety Bill

Increasing worker protections.

Status: Passed in the House and Senate. Was delivered to the Governor's desk on April 20th. 

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Worker Protection Act

Allowing whistleblowers to bring actions on behalf of the state for violations of workplace protections.

Status: Died in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means

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Police, Courts, and Prisons

Prohibiting Prisons for Profit

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Concerning private, for-profit detention facilities.

Status: Signed into law by the Governor on April 14th. Effective immediately (4/14/2021).

Civil Legal Aid For All

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Removing only one of the restrictions on the use of civil legal aid funds.

Status: Passed in the House and Senate. Was delivered to the Governor's desk on April 13th.

Restoring Voter Eligibility for Persons Convicted of a Felony

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Restoring voter eligibility for all persons convicted of a felony offense who are not in total confinement.

Status: Signed into law by the Governor on April 7th. Effective date January 1, 2022

De-escalation/Use of Force

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Concerning permissible uses of force by law enforcement and correctional officers.

Status: Passed final passage in both the House and Senate as recommended by conference committee.

Police Oversight and Accountability

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Concerning state oversight and accountability of peace officers and corrections officers.

Status: Signed by the President of the Senate. Needs to be signed by the Speaker of the House and sent to the Governor's desk. 

Law Enforcement's Collective Bargaining

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Concerning law enforcement personnel collective bargaining.

Status: Signed into law on April 7th. Effective date July 25, 2021.

Police Officer’s Duty to Intervene

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Concerning a peace officer's duty to intervene.

Status: Signed by the President of the Senate. Needs to be signed by the Speaker of the House and sent to the Governor's desk. 

Independent Criminal Investigations

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Concerning investigation of potential criminal conduct arising from police use of force...

Status: Delivered to the Governor to be signed into law on April 22nd. 

Police Tactics

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Establishing requirements for tactics and equipment used by peace officers.

Status: Passed final passage in both the House and Senate as recommended by conference committee.

Police Accountablity: Rights for wrongful death victims

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Concerning defenses in injury and wrongful death actions where the person injured/killed was committing a felony.

Status: Delivered to the Governor to be signed into law on April 20th. 

Eliminate the practice of suspending licenses for being in poverty

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Concerning the suspension of licenses for traffic infractions.

Status: Headed to the Governor's desk to be signed into law.

Compliance audits of requirements for and law enforcement agencies

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Concerning compliance audits of requirements relating to peace officers and law enforcement agencies.

StatusDelivered to the Governor to be signed into law on April 20th.

Compliance audits of requirements for and law enforcement agencies

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Concerning potential impeachment disclosures.

Status: Delivered to the Governor to be signed into law on April 20th. 

Other Issues and Topics

Fiscal Appropriations

Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.

Status: Senate refuses to concur in House amendments. Conference committee appointed.

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Fairstart Bill

Expanding accessible, affordable child care and early childhood development programs.

StatusPassed final passage in both the House and Senate as recommended by conference committee.

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Health Emergency Labor Standards Act

Establishing health emergency labor standards.

Status: Headed to the Governor's desk to be signed.

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Healthy Environment For All (HEAL)

Implementing the recommendations of the environmental justice task force.

StatusSigned by the President of the Senate. Needs to be signed by the Speaker of the House and sent to the Governor's desk. 

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Licensing International Medical Grads 

Concerning the licensure of international medical graduates

Status: Delivered to the Governor to be signed into law on April 20th.

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Billy Frank Jr. Statue

Replacing the Marcus Whitman statue in the national statuary hall collection with a statue of Billy Frank Jr.

Status: Governor signed into law on April 14th. Effective date July 25, 2021.

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