Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a fleet of WSU-supported bills into law.
House Bill 1751, in part, requires anti-hazing training for new students and institutes new transparency requirements for institutions of higher education and social fraternity and sorority organizations for violations of hazing laws, codes of conduct, and other protocols. WSU issued a statement this afternoon hailing the bill’s passage, which can be found here.
House Bill 1835 in part establishes a marketing campaign to promote the Washington College Grant in an attempt to encourage more low-income students to pursue college post-secondary credentials. House Bill 1736 establishes a state-run low income student loan program.
Last week the governor signed House Bill 1622, directing the WSU College of Nursing to offer training for nurses seeking to become certified as Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. WSU testified in support of the bill and plans to offer in-person simulation training in Spokane and Yakima.