Lawmaker Giving Help to Domestic Violence Victims
A measure from Rep. Gina Mosbrucker that would create a Joint Legislative Task Force to identify the role of the workplace in helping to curb domestic violence gained unanimous approval Thursday in the Washington State House of Representatives. It was the second policy bill to pass the House since the Legislature reconvened for the 2020 session Jan. 13.
A news release says under House Bill 1056, the new task force must review the role of the workplace in the lives of individuals experiencing domestic violence, the role of employers and employees in helping reduce domestic violence, and whether legislation is needed to address these issues.
A preliminary report of the task force findings would be provided to the Legislature by Dec. 1, 2020, with a final report due Dec. 1, 2021.
House Bill 1056 now returns to the Senate for further consideration.