Bills We Supported & Opposed in the 2021 Session

The WA State 2021 Legislative Session is Now Ended

Although this session is over, we are hearing whispers of a possible special session regarding a gas tax, and in these uncertain times, it seems anything is possible. We will monitor for any sign that an other issue may be included in a special session.

Since WA State runs on a biennium system, bills filed last year will come back in the 2022 session.

We actively supported or opposed some medical-health-freedom related bills this session, and we followed many bills that may impact medical freedom, informed consent, and parental rights in various ways. To help you follow them, we have created an ICWA “Stakeholder” Bill Page that gives you our brief comment and position on the bills we’ll continue watching through the 2022 session. Click below to visit. All the bills can be clicked to explore further.

Link to ICWA “Stakeholder” Bill Page

Want to know how your legislator has voted on bills that impact informed consent, medical freedom, or parental rights? Click below to go to our Legislator Scorecard.

Link to ICWA Legislator Scorecard

All public comment in the 2021 session was done REMOTELY. Even once the Capitol Campus fully opens for in-person testimony, this manner of testifying might remain available. Explore the system here:

COMMENT ON BILLS AND GIVE TESTIMONY REMOTELY

 

QUICK LINKS:

BILL PAGE AT THE WA STATE LEGISLATURE WEBSITE (send messages to YOUR legislators about a bill)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REMOTE BILL TESTIMONY INSTRUCTIONS (once scheduled for a public hearing, get your position and comments to the committee hearing it and recorded on the bill’s official record)

SENATE REMOTE BILL TESTIMONY INSTRUCTIONS (once scheduled for a public hearing, get your position and comments to the committee hearing it and recorded on the bill’s official record)

TVW provides live and recorded coverage of committee hearings and floor sessions and more.

To learn more about how Bills become Laws in WA, see this Guide from the State.

WE SUPPORT the following bills, however, none of them passed out of their chamber of origin by the deadline, and so they will not be moving during the 2021 Legislative Session. They will be brought back next year.

 

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