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Senate panel approves Holy bills addressing COVID-19 issues


Last updated 2/18/2021 at 11:46am

Two bills sponsored by 6th District state Sen. Jeff Holy (R-Cheney) have advanced out of the Labor, Commerce and Tribal Affairs Committee.

OLYMPIA - Two bills sponsored by 6th District Sen. Jeff Holy addressing issues arising since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have been approved by the Senate Labor, Commerce and Tribal Affairs Committee. 

According to a Feb. 12 news release, the panel on Feb. 11 passed Substitute Senate Bill 5190, which would provide health-care workers with presumptive benefits during a public-health emergency. The bipartisan bill specifically would make health-care workers eligible for unemployment-insurance benefits for workers who are terminated or left work to quarantine during a public-health...

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