Status Summary

The bill was heard and passed in the Senate Labor and Commerce committee. It was sent to Rules, and passed by the Senate on third reading; yeas, 48; nays, 0; absent, 0;excused, 1.
First reading in the House on 2/12 and referred to Labor & Workplace Standards committee.
Public hearing in House Committee for Labor & Workplace Standards on 2/15
On 2/20, executive action taken in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards; majority passed.
Referred to Rules on 2/22; Rules committee relieved of further consideration, bill placed on second reading.
On 2/27, floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended and placed on third reading. Passed on third reading; yeas, 98; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0.
On 3/6, Senate concurred in House amendments. Passed final passage: yeas, 49; nays, 0; absent, 0; excused, 0.
Once signed by the Speaker and President of the Senate the bill will be delivered to the Governor for action.
(updated 3/8)

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Sen. Keiser

SB6471 directs the Human Rights Commission to convene a stakeholder group to develop model policies and best practices fro employers and employees o keep workplaces safe from sexual harassment.  The bill states that the commission must adopt model policies and best practices developed by the workgroup for employers and employees to keep workplaces safe from sexual harassment by Jan. 1, 2019.  The model policies and best practices must be posted prominently on its web site for the public to access.  The dept. of labor and industries must also post the model policies and best practices in its web site within 30 days of the adoption of the policies and practices.  

SB6471 delineates who should be represented on the workgroup, as well as the topic areas that can be considered.