WA State Legislative Action: Attend Public Hearings & Support Important Bills on Sexual Harassment & Capital Gains Tax

Show your support for these important bills in the Washington State legislature this week a few ways:

  • Comment on the bills by following the links below for each bill number
  • Attend the hearings at the Washington State Capitol
  • Use the kiosks at the state capitol to register Yay for these bills

To comment, click the bill links below for each of these bills. It’s fast, easy and IMPORTANT!

Important Bill on Capital Gains Tax:

WHEN: 2/16/18 Friday 8:00 AM
BILL HB 2967Assisting Washington families by improving the fairness of the state’s tax system by enacting a capital gains tax and providing property tax relief.
POSITION: Support per Washington’s Paramount Duty (an Education lobby). LWV also supports capital gains tax as a method to end regressive taxation.
LOCATION: Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Finance at 8:00 AM (Subject to change)  House Hearing Rm A John L. O’Brien Building Room A
COMMENTS:  WA state has the most regressive tax system in the nation. The poor pay the most.  We need a capital gains tax to provide relief from excessively high property taxes. 
 
Capital gains will be paid by just 44,000 households in all of WA – those who profit from the sales of stocks and bonds. Other types of capital gains have been excluded: sales of small businesses, single family homes, retirement accounts, timber, etc. – all excluded. 

Sexual Harassment Bill

WHEN: 2/15/2018 Thursday 8:00 AM
BILL: SB 5996 – Encouraging the disclosure and discussion of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace.
POSITION: Support
LOCATION: Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Labor & Workplace Standards at 8:00 AM O’Brien Building Room A
COMMENTS: Prohibits an employer from requiring an employee, as a condition of employment, to sign a nondisclosure agreement that prevents the employee from disclosing sexual harassment or sexual assault.

This action is from Olympia Indivisible’s weekly Call to Action.  Be sure to go to their website for more on the actions, upcoming events and for their latest Research Report.  Also find them on Facebook.