ALLOWING SUBCONTRACTORS TO BOND RETAINAGE
HB 1538 brings together business and labor by allowing subcontractors to request to bond a portion of retainage on public works projects. This provides the ability for small business subcontractors to increase their cash flow, pay employees in a timely fashion, and stay in business.
HB 1303 / SB 5142 (2017-2018)
HB 1303 is the House companion to Senate Bill 5142 which allows Educational Interpreters, educators who work with Deaf Students in our classrooms, to extend their EIPA certification. This bill ensures that Education Interpreters who are successfully working with students are not removed from the classroom as they complete their new interpreter standards.
PROVIDING EQUITY IN ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDITS
HB 1333 / SB 5234 (2017-2018)
SB 5234 is the companion to HB 1333 which ensures that students who take Advanced Placement courses are able to equally transfer their credits to the higher education institution of their choice.
INCREASING SKILLED WORKER RECRUITMENT
HB 1949 / SB 5713 (2017-2018)
SB 5713 is the companion to HB 1949 which creates the Skilled Worker Outreach, Recruitment, and Career Awareness Training Program. This program is implemented in partnership with local industries and businesses who apply for matching grants that will be used to recruit participants to industry specific training programs.
PROTECTING VULNERABLE ADULTS
HB 1316 (2015-2016)
HB 1316 protects vulnerable adults from physical, psychological, or financial abuse.
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
HB 1554 (2015-2016)
Working with the City of Fife, HB 1554 was crafted to protect the privacy of children in public records request.
INCREASING WOMEN’S HEALTH AWARENESS
HB 2681 (2015-2016)
Currently in Washington State, pharmacists are authorized to prescribe birth control. HB 2681 increases awareness for women that pharmacists can play a role in their contraceptive decisions and identifies which pharmacies prescribe birth control.
REHABILITATION FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS
HB 2906 (2015-2016)
HB 2906 adds rehabilitation and reintegration as goals in the state’s Juvenile Justice Act.
REDUCING MATERNAL MORTALITY
HB 2885 / SB 6534 (2015-2016)
The companion to HB 2885, SB 6534 was signed into law. The bill establishes a maternal mortality review commission to develop solutions to reduce the rising maternal mortality rate in Washington State.
HOMELESS STUDENT STABILITY ACT
HB 1682 (2015-2016)
Melanie co-sponsored this legislation with Rep. Jake Fey, D-Tacoma. It creates competitive grant programs that will connect homeless youth to stable housing and increase education outcomes for students.