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Legislative Sessions
2017- 2018
HB 1002: Concerning public funds being used for elective abortions
HB 1003: Establishing parental notification requirements for abortion
HB 1011: Allowing the use of gender-segregated facilities
HB 1054: Concerning the age of individuals at which sale or distribution of tobacco and vapor products may be made

HB 1078: Concerning human trafficking, prostitution, and commercial sexual abuse of a minor

 


SB 5030: Concerning human trafficking, prostitution, and commercial sexual abuse of a minor

HB 1112: Vacating convictions arising from offenses committed as a result of being a victim of trafficking, promoting prostitution, or promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor
HB 1243 – Prohibiting the sale or use of aborted fetal body part
HB 1346: Clarifying the authority of a nurse working in a school setting.
SB 5325: Clarifying the authority of a nurse working in a school setting.
HB 1438: Permitting cities, towns, and counties to prohibit the production, processing, and sale of marijuana under Initiative Measure No. 502 only by public vote
HB 1523: Requiring health plans to cover, with no cost sharing, all preventive services required to be covered under federal law as of December 31, 2016.  



SB 5602:Requiring health plans to cover, with no cost sharing, all preventive services required to be covered under federal law as of December 31, 2016.  
HB 1712: Establishing an endorsement to the marijuana retailer's license to authorize marijuana delivery services.
HB 1775 – Pain capable unborn child protection act
HB 1776 – Requires hospitals and health care facilities performing abortions to report use of intrafetal potassium chloride or digoxin
HB 1971 – Requiring abortions to only be performed by licensed physicians
HB 2409 – Free abortions for all
SB 5009: Concerning offenses involving economic disruption (Boycotts?)
SB 5320: Requiring notification to parents or guardians in cases of abortion.
SB 5433: Concerning informed decision making for death with dignity decisions.
SSB 5554 – Forces employers to provide coverage for abortion and abortifacients
SB 5760 – Forces employers to provide coverage for abortion and abortifacients
SB 6037 -  Uniform Parentage Act (Surrogacy)     PASSED!

Sponsors: Pedersen, Walsh, Takko, Fain, Rivers, Billig, Ranker, Cleveland, Kuderer, 
Van De Wege, Hobbs, Liias, Palumbo, Frockt, Hasegawa, Mullet, Hunt, Saldaņa, Rolfes, 
Dhingra, Carlyle, Darneille, Chase, Conway, Nelson, Wellman, McCoy, Keiser


Them Before Us Legislative Testimony

FPIW: Six Reasons Why Washington State’s “Uniform Parentage Act” Should Die A Terrible Death





SB 6102 – Forces employers to provide coverage for abortion and abortifacients

SB 6105 – Free abortions for all
SB 6219 – Free abortions for all    PASSED!           

Sponsors: Hobbs, Saldaņa, Dhingra, Ranker, Carlyle, Takko, Kuderer, Hasegawa, Palumbo, Chase, Nelson, Frockt, Keiser, 
Wellman, Darneille, Mullet, Billig, Pedersen, Rolfes, Hunt, Liias






 

2015- 2016

See Additional 2015/2016 Bills Here On The Family Policy Institute Website
SB 5574: Abortion Insurance Mandate
HB 1647: Abortion Insurance Mandate

SB 5175: Regarding Telemedicine Abortions    FRC Analysis
HB 1403: Regarding Telemedicine Abortions 
SB 5026: Employer Contraception Mandate
HB 1502: Employer Contraception Mandate
HB 1972: Sexual Orientation Change Therapy
SB 5870: Sexual Orientation Change Therapy
SB 5806: Contraception
SB 5289: Requiring notification to parents or guardians in cases of abortion    Capitol Record
HB 1493: Establishing parental notification requirements for abortion 
HB 1687: Declaring that the right to life begins at the moment the individual comes into being. 
Sponsors:  Representatives  Scott McCaslin Taylor VanWerven Wilson,  Young Vick Condotta,  HolyPike Shea Short G. Hunt

2013 - 2014   See Additional 2015/2014 Bills Here On The Family Policy Institute Website

HB 1448: Regarding telemedicine.  About "webcam abortions."   Prolife Analysis
HB 2174: Recognizing that the right of a parent to make decisions regarding the care, custody, supervision, and administration of his or her child is a fundamental right.  
HB 2451: Restricting the practice of sexual orientation change efforts.    Prolife Analysis


Text of ESHB 2451

SB 6449: Restricting the practice of sexual orientation change efforts.

 HB 2148: Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.  Prolife Analysis



HB 1044: Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.



SB 6359: Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.
SB 5798: Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.
SB 5009: Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.
SB 5576: Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.
SB 5156: Requiring notification to parents or guardians in cases of abortion.
HB 1257: Establishing parental notification requirements for abortion.
SB 6464: Concerning health insurance coverage options for the citizens of Washington state.
SB 5614: Encouraging reconciliation and nonadversarial approaches to dissolution.
HB 1256: Declaring that the right to life begins at the moment the individual comes into being.

2012

SB 6239: Concerning civil marriage and domestic partnerships.
HB 2516: Concerning civil marriage and domestic partnerships.

  
HB 2330: Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.
SB 6185: Concerning health plan coverage for the voluntary termination of a pregnancy.

2011

SB 5605: Limiting liability for specified state workers for errors of judgment.
HB 1442: Establishing parental notification requirements for abortion.
HB 1366: Concerning limited service pregnancy centers.  

SB 5274: Concerning limited service pregnancy centers.
HB 1267: Clarifying and expanding the rights and obligations of state registered domestic partners and other couples related to parentage.  

HB 1649: Concerning reciprocity and statutory construction with regard to domestic partnerships.
 

2010

HB 2837 / SB 6452: Concerning limited service pregnancy centers

Introduced by Sen. Rodney Tom, (D-Medina) (D) on January 14, 2010, requires limited service pregnancy centers to disclose certain information to its customers, including that they do not provide abortions or medical care for pregnant women. The act also requires the centers to provide free written statements for pregnancy tests. (Washington Votes)

Call the legislative hotline (1-800-562-6000), tell the operator who answers that you have a message for the two representatives and one senator who represent you in Olympia: Vote No on HB 2837 and SB 6452. They unfairly target prolife pregnancy resource centers.

Commentary:

SB 6452 Limited Service Pregnancy Centers

In our state, there are pregnancy resource centers and pregnancy help medical clinics. Last year 60,000 women were served at these facilities. 34,000 women received free medical and social services, including pre-natal classes, diapers, maternity and baby clothing.

SB 6452 would require these centers to disclose immediately that they do not provide abortion or comprehensive birth control services, referrals for abortion or comprehensive birth control services, or medical care for pregnant women. This must be communicated understandably upon initial contact with the person seeking services, and in writing posted at the main entry door of the facility.

In addition, these centers must inform a woman that she is about to receive an over the counter pregnancy test, and allow her to self-administer it. Violations of the conditions of this act are considered violations of the Consumer Protection Act. Anyone who is injured under the consumer protection act can bring a lawsuit to recover actual damages, together with the costs of the suits. The court can award triple damages, up to $10,000. Many clinics may have to close as a result of a lawsuit.

None of these requirements apply to pregnancy centers that offer abortion services, e.g. Planned Parenthood.

Please ask your Senator to oppose SB 6452 as a discriminatory and unfair act.

Further Resources:

Video of Legislative Hearing on the Bills, Jan. 27, 2010

Protect Pregnancy Centers in Washington State Blog

SHB 2793: Clarifying and expanding the rights and obligations of state registered domestic partners and other couples related to parentage.

Introduced by Rep. Lynn Kessler, (D-Hoquiam) (D) on January 14, 2010, changes the wording in parenting legislation to become gender-neutral, such as defining father-child relationships as parent-child relationships. Clarifies that all provisions that apply for parents in a marriage, apply to those of a domestic partnership. The bill further amends surrogate parenting laws by applying all standards for married couples to those of domestic partners. (Washington Votes)

HB 1688: Addressing abortion procedures or treatments performed on minor females and females subject to guardianship

Introduced by Rep. Matt Shea, (R) on January 27, 2009, requires consent of parents of guardians of minor females seeking an abortion, with some exceptions, such as medical life threatening emergencies, among others. (Washington Votes)

SB 6476: Revising provisions relating to sex crimes involving minors.

Introduced by Sen. Val Stevens, (R-Arlington) (R) on January 14, 2010, requires connecting a sexually exploited child with services and treatment when there is available funding. The act allows minors who have been sexually exploited to be regarded as victims of a criminal act, which allows for greater benefits. The act also raises the offender score of commercial sexual abuse of a minor from 3 to 12, meaning the offense would be punishable for between 9 and 23 years in prison. (Washington Votes)

HB 1329: Providing collective bargaining for child care center directors and workers.
SB 5476: Abolishing the death penalty.
 

 

2009

Color coding denotes LifePac's position on legislation. Green denotes definitely good legislation or votes.  Those in red are clearly objectionable. 

SB 5674 - Addressing civil marriage equality.
HB 1745 - Concerning civil marriages.
SB 5688 and HB 1727 - Expanding the rights and responsibilities of state registered domestic partners. Declares that for all purposes under state law, state registered domestic partners shall be treated the same as married spouses. Any privilege, immunity, right, benefit, or responsibility granted or imposed by statute, administrative or court rule, policy, common law or any other law to an individual because the individual is or was a spouse, or because the individual is or was an in-law in a specified way to another individual, is granted on equivalent terms, substantive and procedural, to an individual because the individual is or was in a state registered domestic partnership or because the individual is or was, based on a state registered domestic partnership, related in a specified way to another individual. Provides that the act shall be liberally construed to achieve equal treatment, to the extent not in conflict with federal law, of state registered domestic partners and married spouses.
 
E2SSB 5688
Registered domestic partners
Senate vote on 3rd Reading & Final Passage
Senate: Yeas: 30   Nays: 18   Absent: 0   Excused: 1

Voting Yea:  Senators Berkey, Brandland, Brown, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Haugen, Hobbs, Jacobsen, Jarrett, Kastama, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, King, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Marr, McAuliffe, McDermott, Murray, Oemig, Pflug, Prentice, Pridemore, Ranker, Regala, Rockefeller, and Tom
Voting Nay:  Senators Becker, Benton, Carrell, Delvin, Hargrove, Hatfield, Hewitt, Holmquist, Honeyford, McCaslin, Morton, Roach, Schoesler, Sheldon, Shin, Stevens, Swecker, and Zarelli
Absent:  
Excused:  Senator Parlette

 

House: Yeas: 62   Nays: 35   Absent: 0   Excused: 1

Voting Yea:  Representatives Appleton, Blake, Carlyle, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Darneille, Dickerson, Driscoll, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Finn, Goodman, Grant-Herriot, Green, Haigh, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jacks, Johnson, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Liias, Linville, Maxwell, McCoy, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, O'Brien, Ormsby, Orwall, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Probst, Quall, Roberts, Rolfes, Santos, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Springer, Sullivan, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, White, Williams, Wood, and Mr. Speaker
Voting Nay:  Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Angel, Armstrong, Bailey, Campbell, Chandler, Condotta, Cox, Crouse, Dammeier, DeBolt, Ericksen, Haler, Herrera, Hinkle, Hope, Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, Miloscia, Orcutt, Parker, Pearson, Priest, Roach, Rodne, Ross, Schmick, Shea, Short, Smith, Taylor, and Warnick
Absent:  
Excused:  Representative Flannigan


 

SB 5629 - Concerning pregnancy prevention programs. Digest: Authorizes state agencies to apply for sexual health education funding for programs that are medically and scientifically accurate including, but not limited to, programs on abstinence, the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, and the prevention of unintended pregnancies. Eliminates the requirement for the state to maximize federal funding for abstinence programs and to contract with entities qualified to provide this education.
Senate: Yeas: 33   Nays: 15   Absent: 0   Excused: 1

Voting Yea:  Senators Berkey, Brown, Eide, Fairley, Franklin, Fraser, Hargrove, Hatfield, Haugen, Hobbs, Jacobsen, Jarrett, Kauffman, Keiser, Kilmer, King, Kline, Kohl-Welles, Marr, McAuliffe, McDermott, Murray, Oemig, Parlette, Pflug, Prentice, Pridemore, Ranker, Regala, Rockefeller, Sheldon, Shin, and Tom
Voting Nay:  Senators Becker, Benton, Carrell, Delvin, Hewitt, Holmquist, Honeyford, Kastama, McCaslin, Morton, Roach, Schoesler, Stevens, Swecker, and Zarelli
Absent:  
Excused:  Senator Brandland
House: Yeas: 67   Nays: 31   Absent: 0   Excused: 0

Voting Yea:  Representatives Anderson, Appleton, Blake, Campbell, Carlyle, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Darneille, Dickerson, Driscoll, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Finn, Flannigan, Goodman, Grant-Herriot, Green, Haigh, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jacks, Johnson, Kagi, Kelley, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Liias, Linville, Maxwell, McCoy, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, O'Brien, Ormsby, Orwall, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Priest, Probst, Quall, Roberts, Rodne, Rolfes, Santos, Seaquist, Sells, Simpson, Springer, Sullivan, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, Walsh, White, Williams, Wood, and Mr. Speaker
Voting Nay:  Representatives Alexander, Angel, Armstrong, Bailey, Chandler, Condotta, Cox, Crouse, Dammeier, DeBolt, Ericksen, Haler, Herrera, Hinkle, Hope, Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, Miloscia, Orcutt, Parker, Pearson, Roach, Ross, Schmick, Shea, Short, Smith, Taylor, and Warnick
Absent:  
Excused:  
HB 1688 - Addressing abortion procedures or treatments performed on minor females and females subject to guardianship.
HJR 4204 - Ensuring only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in Washington.
 
 

 

2007/2008 State Legislative Scorecard

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House Bill 1351 / SB 5336 - Protecting individuals in domestic partnerships by granting certain rights and benefits
 
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House Bill 1297 / SB 5297 - Regarding providing medically and scientifically accurate sexual health education in schools.

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2005/2006 State Legislative Votes

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ESHB 2661 - Expanding the jurisdiction of the human rights commission.

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HB 1441 - Providing access to health insurance for children.

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SB 5872 - Creating the department of family and children's services.

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2003/2004 State Legislative Votes

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Further Information Resources

Washington Votes: Bill Information and Discussion Human Life of Washington Legislation Watch Washington State Catholic Conference Legislative Priorities

Faith and Freedom's 2007
Legislative Agenda

Positive Christian Agenda