S.B.5689. Establishing a statewide policy supporting Washington state's economy and immigrants' role in the workplace.

Washington Senate
Last action 4 months ago
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Summary

                    Establishes the keep Washington working act.

Creates the keep Washington working statewide steering committee established within the department of commerce.

Requires the attorney general, in consultation with appropriate stakeholders, to publish model policies for limiting immigration enforcement consistent with federal and state law at public schools, health facilities operated by the state or a political subdivision of the state, courthouses, and shelters, to ensure they remain safe and accessible to residents, regardless of immigration or citizenship status.
                
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                    Requires state agencies to review their confidentiality policies and identify changes necessary to ensure that information collected from individuals is limited to that necessary to perform agency duties and is not used or disclosed for any other purpose.

Prohibits a state agency, department, or law enforcement from using agency or department funds, facilities, property, equipment, or personnel to investigate, enforce, cooperate with, or assist in the investigation or enforcement of unconstitutional or illegal registrations or surveillance programs that target residents on the basis of race, religion, immigration status, citizenship status, or national or ethnic origin.

Prohibits state and local law enforcement agencies and school police and security departments from using agency or department funds, facilities, property, equipment, or personnel to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes.
                

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Actions

  • Referred to Ways & Means.

    Thu, Jan 18th 2018
  • And refer to Ways & Means.

    Wed, Jan 17th 2018
  • LBRC - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass.

    Wed, Jan 17th 2018
  • LBRC - Majority; 1st substitute bill be substituted, do pass.

    Wed, Jan 17th 2018
  • Minority; do not pass.

    Wed, Jan 17th 2018
  • And refer to Ways & Means.

    Wed, Jan 17th 2018
  • Minority; do not pass.

    Wed, Jan 17th 2018
  • Due to Senate committee reorganization, referred to Labor & Commerce.

    Mon, Jan 8th 2018
  • By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

    Mon, Jan 8th 2018
  • By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

    Wed, Jun 21st 2017
  • By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

    Tue, May 23rd 2017
  • By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.

    Mon, Apr 24th 2017
  • On motion, referred to Commerce, Labor & Sports.

    Fri, Feb 3rd 2017
  • Held at the Desk.

    Thu, Feb 2nd 2017
  • First Reading.

    Thu, Feb 2nd 2017