May 23, 2019 •
Washington Gov. Signs Bill Extending Workplace Code of Conduct to Lobbyists
On May 21, 2019, Gov. Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5861.
The bill extends respectful workplace code of conduct provisions to all members of the legislative community.
Effective July 28, 2019, Senate Bill 5861 requires The Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate to develop a training course based on the legislative code of conduct and any policies adopted by either chamber.
Lobbyists will be required to attest to reading and completing the training course when filing a lobbyist registration statement with the Public Disclosure Commission.
Lobbyists currently registered are required to update registration materials to include the attestation by December 31, 2019.
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