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The Women’s Commission has identified the following priority bills for the 2019 legislative session:

HB 1016 An act relating to hospital notification of availability of sexual assault evidence kit collection.
EHB 1056 Creating a task force to identify the role of the workplace in helping curb domestic violence.
HB 1149  An act relating to clarifying requirements to obtain a sexual assault protection order.
SHB 1166 An act relating to supporting sexual assault survivors.
SHB 1303 An act relating to improving access and completion for students at institutions of higher education, especially at community and technical colleges, by removing restrictions on subsidized child care.
ESHB 1453 An act relating to residential tenant protections.
HB 1533 Making information about domestic violence resources available in the workplace.
2SHB 1603 An act relating to revising economic assistance programs by updating standards of need, revising outcome measures and data collected, and reducing barriers to participation.
ESHB 1692 An act relating to protecting information concerning agency employees who have filed a claim of harassment or stalking.
ESHB 1696 An act relating to wage and salary information.
2SHB 1713 Improving law enforcement response to missing and murdered Native American women. 
ESHB 1998 An act relating to creating a task force to provide more certainty and clarity for institutions of higher education and our communities regarding campus sexual violence policies and procedures.
ESSB 5258 An act relating to preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers.
ESSB 5395 Concerning comprehensive sexual health education.
2SSB 5437 Expanding eligibility to the early childhood education and assistance program.