LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

 

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.

 

If you would like to receive updates by email throughout the session (one email every two weeks, plus special announcements,) please sign up here.

 

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. 

Idaho Priorities

Race Equity

  • HB439: Unaffiliated Voting Bill

  • Tax Bill

Washington Priorities
  • 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. Legislative Wrap Up 3/16/16




2017 Washington Legislative Session


The regular 2017 Washington Legislative Session began on January 9, 2017, and ended on April 23, 2017. Immediately following the regular session, Gov. Inslee called a special session; a second special session began on May 23, 2017. Legislative Wrap Up 4/25/17




2015 Washington Legislative Session


The 2015 Washington Legislative Session began on January 12, 2015, and ended on April 24, 2015. On April 29, 2015, the Legislature started a special session to complete an operating budget for the 2015–2017 biennium; a second special session began on May 29, 2015, and a third on June 28, 2015. The special session concluded on July 10, 2015. Legislative Wrap Up 6/4/2015




2014 Washington Legislative Session


The 2014 Washington Legislative Session began on January 13, 2014, and ended on March 14, 2014. Legislative Wrap Up 4/3/2014




2018 Washington Legislative Session


The regular 2018 Washington Legislative Session began on January 8, 2018, and ended on March 8, 2018. Legislative Wrap Up 3/12/18




2019 Washington Legislative Session


The regular 2019 Washington Legislative Session began on January 14, 2019, and ended on April 28, 2019. Legislative Wrap Up 4/29/2019