WR releases annual Law Review

Jun 11, 2020
Written by Mark Johnson, Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs

Washington Retail’s comprehensive 2020 Legislative Law Review has recently been sent to all dues-paying members. This is a confidential document that should only be shared internally with your teams. Please do not forward.

The Law Review is 32 pages long. The document represents the outcome of the 2020 Legislative Session including bills that passed and bills that failed that WR tracked and engaged on. Special thanks to our lobbying team and the WR members who participated on our weekly Policy and Government Affairs Session Conference Calls and helped represent retailers’ positions at the Capital.

The 2020 Session was billed as a simple adjustment period with no significant policy proposals being debated. However, lawmakers introduced 2,257 bills of which 378 passed. The Washington Retail reviewed all introduced bills and tracked 243.

Of particular note was our extensive work on the issue of “data privacy.” This all-encompassing subject would have impacted every retailer and every citizen in our state. The bill did not pass but the issue will be discussed and debated again next year.

If you would like to be considered for membership in Washington Retail and receive all the benefits such as the annual Legislative Law Review, please contact me at 360-704-0048 or [email protected]

WR in partnership with Washington Retail Association Services also runs a very successful retrospective rating industrial insurance program for members that qualify. For more information please contact our Director of Business Development Terry Hopsecger at 360-200-6453 or [email protected]

If you did not receive your copy of the Law Review please contact WR Executive Assistant Jessica Tingle at: [email protected]