Governor Jay Inslee Signs WSA Legislation Into Law 

SB 5022: Increased transparency and consumer protections for student loan borrowers

The WSA is proud to have worked with Senator Barbara Bailey, the Office of the Attorney General and the Washington Student Achievement Council to pass Senate Bill 5022! Higher educations institutions will now have to provide students with annual reminders of student loans and payment options available. 

This wouldn't have been possible without the dedication of our student legislative liaison team and staff!

 SB 5764 (Wellman) Protections for Campus-Based Victim Sexual Assault Advocates 

The WSA and Council of Presidents worked hard this legislative session to pass SB 5764 which provided confidentially protections for campus-based victim sexual assault advocates. Thank you to Senator Lisa Wellman, Senator Lynda Wilson, and Senator Barbara Bailey for your continued advocacy to support survivors of sexual assault. We will continue our work on this issue into next year's legislative session!​

HB 2037 (Frame) Reauthorization of Disability Taskforce

This bill extends the expiration date of the Disabilities Services Transfer workgroup and requires the workgroup to continue working on a plan to remove obstacles for students with disabilities. Thank you, Representative Noel Frame and the Council of Presidents for your dedication to this issue!

SB 5472 (Pearson) Expand Number of Ballot Drop Boxes in the State of Washington

This bill requires one ballot drop box per 15,000 resdidents in a county. Casting your ballot will be made easier for students and voters across the state of Washington. Huge thank you to the Washington Voting Justice Coalition and others for the role they played in passing this bill.

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