Legislative Action

The PCSW provides information, research and analysis to elected officials and the public regarding issues affecting the status of women. The bills we testify on are representative of our priority issues. Our 2015 legislative priorities can be found here. Additionally, the PCSW publishes a report of its legislative activity each year after session has ended.


2015 Testimony of the PCSW

Testimony is listed in chronological order by committee

Aging Committee

S.B. 705 An Act Concerning a Community Spouse’s Allowable Assets (2/5/2015)

Children’s Committee

H.B. 5653, AAC Chemicals of High Concern to Children (2/5/2015)

Human Services Committee

S.B. 895 An Act Concerning Temporary Family Assistance (2/19/2015)

S.B. 795 An Act Concerning a Two-Generational School Readiness and Workforce Development Plan (2/10/2015)

H.B. 5823 An Act Implementing a State-Wide Coordinated Two-Generational Model (2/5/2015)

H.B. 5806 An Act Increasing the Minimum Amount of Assets that May be Retained by the Spouse of an Institutionalized Person (1/29/2015)

Insurance Committee

H.B. 5500, AA Requiring Health Insurance Coverage for Fertility Preservation for Insureds Diagnosed with Cancer (2/17/2015)

S.B. 7, AAC Health Insurance Coverage of Orally and Intravenously Administered Medications (2/3/2015)

Labor & Public Employees Committee

H.B. 6244, AAC Parents and Guardians of Crime Victims and Unemployment Benefits (2/24/2015)

SB 446, AAC the Definition of the Term “Domestic Worker, SB 428, AA Protecting Interns from Workplace Harassment and Discrimination, HB 5848, AAC Women Re-Entering the Workforce, HB 5854, AAC Thanksgiving and Double Overtime Wages, HB 5865, AAC Credit Card Transactions and Gratuities,HB 6249, AA Establishing a Tax Credit Program for Employers who Offer On-Site Child Day Care Options for Employees &HB 6566, AA Establishing a Tax Credit for Employers Who Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave in Excess of the Leave Required by Law (2/17/2015)

Public Safety & Security Committee

H.B. 6498, AAC the Timely Transfer and Processing of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits (2/17/2015)

Veterans’ Affairs Committee

S.B. 904 An Act Establishing the Husky Women Veterans’ Program (2/17/2015)

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