Status Summary

Pre-filed for introduction on 1.5.21.

First reading, referred to Labor & Workplace Standards on 1.11.21.

Public hearing in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards on 1.20.21.

Executive action taken in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards on 1.27.21; majority pass. 

Referred to Rules 2 Review on 1.29.21.

Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 2.2.21.

Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 2.3.21.

In the Senate

First reading, referred to Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs on 2.5.21.

Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs on 3.10.21.

Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs on3.17.21; majority pass.

Passed to Rules Committee for second reading on 3.18.21.

Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 3.31.21.

Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 4.6.21.

In the House

Speaker signed on 4.7.21.

In the Senate

President signed on 4.9.21.

Other than legislative action

Delivered to Governor on 4.13.21.

The Governor will take action on the bill on 4.16.21

Apr 16

Governor signed.

Chapter 59, 2021 Laws. (View Session Law)

Effective date 4/16/2021

(updated 4.29.21)

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Berry

HB1087 clarifies that the 2017 Substitute Senate Bill No. 5975, created the Paid Family And Medical Leave Act to replace and enhance the existing unpaid family and medical leave laws, which, since enacted in 1989, afford employees the right to unpaid and family and medical leave.

However, the passage of the Paid Family And Medical Leave Act did not, and was not intended to, undermine any right, liability, or obligation prior to its repeal, or under any rule or order adopted under those statutes. 

Accordingly, a cause of action for conduct, acts, or omissions occurring on or before December 31, 2019, under chapter 49.78 RCW remains available within its applicable statute of limitations. As an exercise of the state's police powers and for remedial purposes, this subsection applies retroactively to claims based on conduct, acts, or omissions that occurred on or before December 31, 2019.