Olympia Week 3 Recap
By Jamilah Williams, Leslie Edwards | Jan. 31, 2018, 7:45 p.m.
The policy committee cut-off deadline is 5 pm this Friday, February 2nd. This is the last day for bills to be voted out of their original committee: any bills that don’t pass out of their policy committee by this Friday will be considered ‘dead’ for the session.
The Reproductive Access for All Act (SB 6105) had a public hearing in the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee on January 22nd. public testimony and Sen. Ranker’s introductory remarks on the bill focused on the critical need for ensuring that everybody in our state has access to comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care. We continue to push for this bill to be advanced out of the committee before the policy committee cut-off this Friday.
The Reproductive Parity Act (SB 6219) was voted out of the Senate Health & Long-Term Care Committee on Jan. 22nd and had two more successful public hearings in the Senate Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Ways & Means Committee. All Democrats voted to pass the bill to the Rules Committee and it is scheduled for a floor vote in the Senate today!