During the Legislative Session, Legal Voice advocates for legislation that positively affects women and LGBTQ+ people, and defends against bills that threaten to roll back the progress we've made. These updates cover Legal Voice's legislative priorities.
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2022 Legislative Updates
The 2022 Washington and Idaho Legislative Sessions began on January 10, 2022. The Washington Legislature will be holding a short session this year, meaning they will only meet for 60 days. The Idaho Legislative Session does not have a set end date, but they usually try to sine die by mid-to-late March.
HB439: Unaffiliated Voting Bill
HB581 / SB 5766: Affirm WA Abortion Access Bill
Hearing in House Committee on Healthcare and Wellness on January 20th at 10:00 AM
HB1809 / SB5688: Keep Our Care Act (KOCA)
Hearing in Senate Committee on Law and Justice on January 19 at 10:30 AM
Executive Session scheduled for January 20
SB5438: Extending Unemployment Insurance for Undocumented Immigrants
Anti-Doxxing Bill (Bill numbers to come soon)
HB1956 / SB5859: Confidentiality Protections for People Incarcerated
HB1816 / SB5693: Budget Proviso for Working Group around Decriminalizing Sex Work
HB1816 / SB5693: Budget Proviso for Health Equity for Immigrants
Stay tuned for updates as the session progresses!
PAST SESSION UPDATES
2016 Washington Legislative Session
The 2016 Washington Legislative Session began on January 11, 2016, and ended on March 10, 2016.
2017 Washington Legislative Session
2015 Washington Legislative Session
2014 Washington Legislative Session
The 2014 Washington Legislative Session began on January 13, 2014, and ended on March 14, 2014.
2018 Washington Legislative Session
The regular 2018 Washington Legislative Session began on January 8, 2018, and ended on March 8, 2018.
2019 Washington Legislative Session
The regular 2019 Washington Legislative Session began on January 14, 2019, and ended on April 28, 2019.