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Workforce-Related Bills Status
2015 Session



Below are bills related to workforce development in Washington that were signed into law in the 2015 legislative session.  

Items on this list do not indicate a position for/against specific legislation. Links on bills take you to the state legislative website.

For more information about a particular bill, visit leg.wa.gov


SHB 1052 - Requiring institutions of higher education to make an early registration process available to spouses and domestic partners of active members of the military.

SHB 1105 - Making 2015 supplemental operating appropriations.

SHB 1127 - Creating the agricultural labor skills and safety program.

SHB 1138 - Creating a task force on mental health and suicide prevention in higher education.

SHB 1382 - Addressing the delivery of basic firefighter training and testing.

E2SHB 1485 - Concerning family medicine residencies in health professional shortage areas.

SHB 1496 - Addressing vocational rehabilitation by making certain recommendations from the vocational rehabilitation subcommittee permanent and creating certain incentives for employers to employ injured workers with permanent disabilities.

HB 1531 - Removing expiration dates for training and certification exemptions for certain long-term care workers.

E2SHB 1546 - Concerning dual credit opportunities provided by Washington state's public institutions of higher education.

SHB 1559 - Concerning higher education programs at Washington State University and the University of Washington.

SHB 1636 - Requiring disability employment reporting by state agencies.

HB 1706 - Authorizing waivers of building fees and services and activities fees for certain military service members.

SHB 1727 - Modifying the definition of health care facility relating to nursing assistants' practice settings.

HB 1961 - Decodifying, expiring, and making nonsubstantive changes to community and technical college provisions.

2SHB 2040 - Initiating a campaign to increase veteran employment.

SB 5122 - Concerning precollege placement measures.

SSB 5202 - Regarding the financial education public-private partnership. 

SSB 5328 - Disseminating financial aid information.

ESSB 5355 - Modifying the definition of resident student to comply with federal requirements established by the veterans access, choice, and accountability act of 2014.

ESB 5419 - Enacting the student user privacy in education rights act.

SSB 5591 - Allowing emergency medical services to develop community assistance referral and education services programs.

SSB 5633 - Creating a coordinator for the helmets to hardhats program in the department of veterans affairs.

SB 5638 - Changing state need grant eligibility provisions.

SSB 5679 - Concerning transition services for special education students.

SSB 5721 - Concerning the membership of the expanded learning opportunities council.

SB 5746 - Including Everett Community College as an aerospace training or educational program.

2SSB 5851 - Concerning recommendations of the college bound scholarship program work group.

ESB 5863 - Concerning highway construction workforce development.

ESB 5923 - Promoting economic recovery in the construction industry.

SB 6049 - Relating to fiscal matters.

ESSB 6052 - Making 2015 fiscal year and 2015-2017 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.


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