Bills of Interest

Bill Number:
HB 1631, SB 5519
These bills create a task force to assess the growing number and need of individuals with disabilities, many of whom are aging.  We acquire disabilities as we age: Over half of those over age 75 have...
Bill Number:
HB 1504, SB 5372
People with disabilities – especially mental illness and traumatic brain injuries –are subjected to the death penalty more frequently. This bill will abolish the death penalty in Washington State.
Bill Number:
SB 5902 , HB 1739
This bill expands the scope of the currently existing county disability advisory committees from election and voting issues to include a wide range of local accessibility issues.  It also includes an...
Bill Number:
HB 1277
This legislation increases the authority and oversight of the Department of Social and Health Services over adult family homes and other long-term care facilities. The bill requires proof of...
Bill Number:
SB 5630, HB 1701
This legislation increases the availability of information about individual adult family homes, to assist those trying to select a home, and implements other recommendations made by the Long Term...
Bill Number:
HB 2314
This bill implements HB 1163 on long-term care workers. The Service Employment International Union (SEIU) agreed to an amendment to the bill, described below, that addresses an unintended consequence...
Bill Number:
SB 6010
With SB 6010, the crime of custodial assault would be expanded to include an assault on a full or part-time staff member or volunteer, any educational personnel, any personal service provider, or any...
Bill Number:
SB 5456
The bill would have eliminated the death penalty in Washington State.
Bill Number:
SB 6283
This bill eliminates the death penalty in Washington State and substitutes life in prison without parole.
Bill Number:
SB 5180
Many students with disabilities have difficulties obtaining the accommodations they need in higher education. In addition, students who have extensive testing to show disability in high school find...

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