2017 State Legislative Session Wrap-Up:
This year’s legislative session included some key wins for women and girls in our state!
The following harmful bill was stopped on the last day of the session:
- House Bill 51 would have limited the ability of college campuses to effectively address sexual assault. After passing in the House, the bill was stopped for the year by the Senate. Read more here.
The following legislation of importance to women and girls passed during the 2017 state legislative session:
- SB 201 (Sen. Miller, 49th) the Family Care Act, enabling working women, who often serve as primary caregivers, to use their already-earned sick days to care for their sick children, spouses, or elderly parents without the risk of losing their jobs. Read more here.