A busy week in the Senate saw legislation passed to better support Washington’s front line workers as they help us through the pandemic (SB 5115), and major reforms to the oversight of Washington law enforcement (SB 5051), and the Employment Security Department (SB 5193). Senate Democrats also passed bills to bring more equity to healthcare (SB 5228) and a bill to ensure Washingtonians can safely express their first amendment rights without the threat of intimidation (SB 5038).
With just nine days left until house of origin cutoff on March 9, the Senate will work on the floor all week on policies to strengthen our economy, workforce, criminal justice, the environment and more.
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY, STATE AUDITOR OVERSIGHT
Thursday, March 4
The Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee will hold a work session to hear from representatives from the Employment Security Department and Office of the State Auditor to get an update on unemployment claims and the recent data breach. Watch live on TVW.