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Sexual and Reproductive Health Legislation Supported by PPVNH

Bill Number Sponsor Bill Name Summary Next Step
HB 1523 Rep. June Robinson Codify Protections of the Affordable Care Act

This bill requires that Washington insurers continue to cover preventive health services, including reproductive health and contraceptive care, without copay or deductible as they currently are under the ACA.

House Floor
SB 6105 Sen. Kevin Ranker Reproductive Health Access for All Act

This bill will ensure access to reproductive and sexual health care, including birth control and abortion, regardless of gender, gender identity, citizenship status, or income.

Public Hearing
SB 6219 Sen. Steve Hobbs Reproductive Parity Act

This bill will ensure that all Washingtonians have access to health care coverage that includes the full range of contraceptive options, including abortion services.

House
HB 2482 & SB 6247 Rep. Nicole Macri Patient Provider Protection Act

This bill protects patient care by prohibiting health care entities from limiting providers’ ability to provide accurate and comprehensive information to their patients.

Public Hearing

Broader Legislation Supported by PPVNH

Bill Number Sponsor Bill Name Summary Next Step
SB 6002 Sen. Rebecca Saldana Washington Voting Rights Act

This bill will ensure all communities have a fair chance to have their voices heard and elect local candidates of their choice. This bill protects accountability and fairness in local democracies by fixing broken election systems that disenfranchise voters.

Public Hearing
SB 6353 Sen. Sam Hunt Automatic Voter Registration

This bill allows for eligible people to be automatically registered to vote when interacting with certain government agencies, unless they “opt out”. It eliminates outdated paper registration forms, saves money, and ensures our voter rolls are accurate, secure, and up-to-date.

Executive Action
HB 1506 Rep. Tana Senn Equal Pay Opportunity Act

This bill updates the existing state equal pay act to address income disparities, employer discrimination, retaliation practices, and the equal status of workers.

Senate Floor
SB 6021 Sen. Patty Kuderer Extending the Period for Voter Registration

This bill extends the period in which people can register to vote. New voters would have up until 8 days before an election and currently registered voters who need to update their address could do so up until 8:00 pm on Election day.


 

House Floor
HB 1513 Rep. Steve Bergquist Youth Voter Registration

This bill would allow automatic voter pre-registration of 16 and 17-year-olds and require voter registration events in high school history or social studies classes.

House Floor
SB 6110 Sen. Rebecca Saldana Ban the Box

This bill prohibits employers from asking about arrests or convictions before an applicant is determined otherwise qualified for a position.

Public Hearing

Legislation Opposed by PPVNH

Bill Number Sponsor Bill Name Summary Next Step
HB 1003 Rep. Matt Shea Parental Notification

This bill would require the notification of a parent of guardian before a minor obtains an abortion. It also mandates a 48 hour waiting period following the parents’ notification.

 

Olympia Week 2 Recap

On Monday morning the Reproductive Health Access for All Act (SB 6105) had a hearing in the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee. 

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Olympia Week 1 Recap

The 2018 legislative session started last week and there is already a lot happening! With slim Democratic majorities in both chambers for the first time since 2012, women’s health champions in both chambers are eager to advance progressive policy proposals that have stagnated in a divided legislature.

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Organizer Highlight

Hana H., South King Organizer

Hana worked tirelessly to put together Washington's Teen Lobby Day that took place on Monday, January 15th. Thanks to her leadership this event was a smashing success! The Governor even stopped by to speak at the rally. Great job, Hana! Get in touch with Hana to get connected with advocacy during this legislative session.

Legislator Spotlight

Senator Rebecca Saldana

Sen. Saldana from the 37th district showed her PP pride this past week. Senator Saldana is the primary sponors of the Washington Voting Rights Act, a bill  that protects accountability and fairness in local democracies by fixing broken election systems that disenfranchise voters.

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