2017 Legislative Priorities
Eliminate bail for those who can’t afford it and are not a risk to society or a risk to flee (SB 880/HB 1390)
‘Restrictive bail’ forces people arrested to serve time in jail prior to conviction;
Ensure that the Court of Appeals rule becomes law and state practice.
Ban Fracking (SB 740/HB 1325)
Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) creates a hazard to water quality and ground stability.
Protect our vulnerable communities with the TRUST ACT (SB 835/HB 1362)
The TRUST Act would, among its requirements, outlaw local law enforcement from enforcing federal immigration law because it undermines the community’s trust in policing.
Provide a degree or job certification without debt
Make community college free for working and middle income families;
Contain costs at four-year institutions
Fight for $15; make $15 the state minimum wage (SB 962/HB 1416)
Phase in a $15 minimum wage to move all employees – public and private — towards a ‘living wage’;
Oppose any efforts to pass a ‘pre-emption’ law restricting local counties or cities from adopting $15 wage until a statewide bill is passed with indexing (oppose HB 317)
Strong Paid Sick Leave Legislation (SB 230/HB 1)
Coverage for all employers with over 15 employees