Below are bills related to education that we are tracking during the 2021 legislative session. This page is updated weekly. For questions about our bill tracker, please contact us.

2021 Education bills


Bills that League of Education Voters is watching closely

Below are bills of high interest.

Summary Bill Lead Sponsors Status
Early Learning.
Expanding accessible affordable child care and early childhood development programs.
1213 companion to SB 5237 Senn (D-41) In committee
Early Learning.
Expanding accessible affordable child care and early childhood development programs.
5237 companion to HB 1213 Wilson (D-30) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Modifying the Learning Assistance Program.
1208 Santos (D-37) In committee
K-12 Education.
Extending the time frame for establishing charter public schools.
1195 Dolan (D-22) In committee


House Bills

Below are education-related bills that have been introduced in the House.

Summary Bill Lead Sponsors Status
Early Learning.
Expanding accessible affordable child care and early childhood development programs.
1213 companion to SB 5237 Senn (D-41) In committee
Early Learning.
Defining family resource centers.
1237 Eslick (R-39) In committee
Early Learning.
Suspending certain licensing requirements for child care providers.
1278 Dent (R-13) In committee
Early Learning.
Concerning early learning facility impact fees.
1331 Harris-Talley (D-37) In committee
Curriculum.
Reporting on updating and expanding deployment of existing government programs that provide education on bicycle and pedestrian travel.
1039 McCaslin (R-4) In committee
Curriculum.
Concerning the public health knowledge of students in public school.
1149 Pollet (D-46) In committee
Curriculum.
Establishing an educational grant program to promote confidence public speaking and leadership skills in students.
1270 Young (R-26) In committee
Dual Credit.
Concerning college in the high school programs.
1302 Berg (D-44) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Removing only one of the restrictions on the use of civil legal aid funds.
1072 Lekanoff (D-40) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.
1093 companion to SB 5091 Ormsby (D-3) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.
1094 companion to SB 5092 Ormsby (D-3) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Modifying the Learning Assistance Program.
1208 Santos (D-37) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Establishing an educational grant program to promote confidence public speaking and leadership skills in students.
1270 Young (R-26) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Exempting school districts from the state portion of sales and use taxes on school construction.
1235 Young (R-26) In committee
Graduation Requirements.
Concerning the emergency waiver of graduation requirements.
1121 Santos (D-37) In committee
Graduation Requirements.
Concerning high school graduation credit and pathway options.
1162 Stonier (D-49) In committee
K-12 Education.
Extending the time frame for establishing charter public schools.
1195 Dolan (D-22) In committee
Higher Education.
Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges.
1318 Pollet (D-46) In committee
Local Levies/LEA.
Authorizing tax increment financing for local governments.
1189 companion to 5211 Duerr (D-1) In committee
New Revenue.
Modifying the sales and use tax for cultural access programs by allowing the tax to be imposed by a councilmanic or commission authority and defining timelines and priorities for action.
1058 Bateman (D-22) In committee
Postsecondary.
Concerning the completion of supervised experience through distance supervision.
1007 Klippert (R-8) In committee
Postsecondary.
Allowing additional renewals for behavioral health professional trainee and associate credentials.
1063 Harris (R-17) In committee
Postsecondary.
Notifying students of courses with low-cost instructional materials and open educational resources at the four-year institutions of higher education.
1119 Jacobsen (R-25) In committee
Postsecondary.
Ensuring price accuracy for tuition units in the guaranteed education tuition program.
1138 Bergquist (D-11) In committee
Postsecondary.
Concerning access to higher education.
1176 Paul (D-10) In committee
Student Supports.
Concerning student health plans.
1009 Thai (D-41) In committee
Student Supports.
Promoting a safe learning environment for students with seizure disorders.
1085 Kloba (D-1) In committee
Student Supports.
Concerning school attendance.
1113 companion to SB 5153 Ortiz-Self (D-21) In committee
Student Supports.
Providing K-12 public school safety and security services by classified staff or contractors.
1214 Senn (D-41) In committee
Student Supports.
Concerning school-based health centers.
1225 Stonier (D-49) In committee
Student Supports.
Modifying the learning assistance program.
1208 Santos (D-37) In committee
Student Supports.
Providing public education to youth in or released from institutional education facilities.
1295 Callan (D-5) In committee
Student Supports.
Implementing policies related to children and youth behavioral health.
1325 Callan (D-5) In committee
Teacher Workforce.
Concerning evaluation and recommendation of candidates for residency teacher certification.
1028 Bergquist (D-11) In committee
Teacher Workforce.
Concerning early retirement options for members of the teachers' retirement system and school employees' retirement system plans 2 and 3.
1032 Harris (R-17) In committee


Senate Bills

Below are education-related bills that have been introduced in the Senate.

Summary Bill Lead Sponsors Status
Accountability.
Concerning school district consultation with local tribes.
5252 Wellman (D-41) In committee
Early Learning.
Concerning working connections child care eligibility and unemployment benefits.
5023 Wilson (D-30) In committee
Early Learning.
Concerning foster care and child care licensing by the department of children youth and families.
5151 Wilson (D-30) In committee
Early Learning.
Expanding accessible affordable child care and early childhood development programs.
5237 companion to HB 1213 Wilson (D-30) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Concerning student transportation funding during a local state or national emergency.
5128 Wellman (D-41) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Providing flexibility in the distribution and use of local funds dedicated to facilities used for youth educational programming.
5080 Carlyle (D-36) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Making 2019-2021 fiscal biennium second supplemental operating appropriations.
5091 companion to HB 1093 Rolfes (D-23) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Making 2021-2023 fiscal biennium operating appropriations.
5092 companion to HB 1094 Rolfes (D-23) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Providing school districts serving low-income communities with flexibility in financing their facilities.
5181 Honeyford (R-15) In committee
Finance & Funding.
Establishing school district depreciation subfunds for the purposes of preventative maintenance.
5202 Schoesler (R-9) In committee
Graduation Requirements.
Allowing the use of computer science credits for the purpose of graduation requirements.
5299 Wellman (D-41) In committee
Higher Education.
Increasing the maximum Washington college grant award at independent institutions of higher education.
5215 Conway (D-29) In committee
Local Levies/LEA.
Authorizing tax increment financing for local governments.
5211 Frockt (D-46) In committee
New Revenue.
Establishing a tax credit for contributions to student scholarship organizations.
5200 Schoesler (R-9) In committee
Postsecondary.
Providing for equity and access in the community and technical colleges.
5194 Liias (D-21) In committee
Postsecondary.
Increasing the maximum Washington college grant award at independent institutions of higher education.
5215 Conway (D-29) In committee
Postsecondary.
Requiring diversity equity inclusion and antiracism training and assessments at institutions of higher education.
5227 Randall (D-26) In committee
Student Supports.
Developing comprehensive school counseling programs.
5030 Mullet (D-5) In committee
Student Supports.
Concerning professional learning equity cultural competency and dismantling institutional racism in the public school system.
5044 Das (D-47) In committee
Student Supports.
Concerning school attendance.
5153 companion to HB 1113 Wilson (D-30) In committee
Student Supports.
Establishing a building point of contact in all K-12 public schools for students in foster care.
5184 Nobles (D-28) In committee
Student Supports.
Supporting mastery-based learning.
5249 Wellman (D-41) In committee
Student Supports.
Creating a confidential youth safety and well-being tip line.
5327 Brown (R-8) In committee
Teacher Workforce.
Concerning teacher certification.
5057 Hasegawa (D-11) In committee


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