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2021 Senate Bill 5065: Safeguarding the public safety by protecting railroad workers
Introduced by Sen. Patty Kuderer (Bellevue) (D) on January 11, 2021
Referred to the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee on January 11, 2021
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 15, 2021
• Establishes family, medical, and bereavement leave for railroad workers with related provisions on eligibility, leave specifics, enforcement, penalties, and appeals. • Grants the Department of Labor and Industries rulemaking authority..
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 15, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. John Braun (Centralia) (R) on March 9, 2021
Removes L&I rule-making authority.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 9, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Jim Honeyford (Grandview) (R) on March 9, 2021
Removes the act's short title.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 9, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 9, 2021
Removes a provision that prohibits the new chapter from superseding any provision of local law that provides greater family or medical leave rights than the rights established under the new chapter.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 9, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Shelly Short (Addy) (R) on March 9, 2021
Removes the severability clause.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 9, 2021
Amendment offered by Sen. Keith Wagoner (Sedro-Woolley) (R) on March 9, 2021
Removes the intent section.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the Senate on March 9, 2021
Received in the House on March 11, 2021
Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on March 11, 2021

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