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Commission on diversity, equity, and inclusionCreatedPowersAnnual reportMembership. (Effective if Referendum Measure No. 88 is approved at the November 2019 general election.)

(1) There is created the governor's commission on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The commission is responsible for planning, directing, monitoring, and enforcing each state agency's compliance with chapter 160, Laws of 2019. The commission may propose and oppose legislation and shall publish an annual report on the progress of all state agencies in achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion in public education, public employment, and public contracting.
(2) The governor's commission on diversity, equity, and inclusion shall be staffed and funded within the governor's biennial budget. The executive commission members shall be appointed by the governor and serve four-year terms:
(a) Lieutenant governor;
(b) Attorney general;
(c) Superintendent of public instruction;
(d) Commissioner of the department of employment security;
(e) Secretary of the department of transportation;
(f) Director of the department of enterprise services;
(g) Director of the office of minority and women's business enterprises;
(h) Director of the department of commerce;
(i) Director of the department of veterans affairs;
(j) Executive director of the human rights commission;
(k) Director of the office of financial management;
(l) Director of the department of labor and industries;
(m) Executive director of the governor's office of Indian affairs;
(n) Executive director of the Washington state women's commission;
(o) Executive director of the commission on African American affairs;
(p) Executive director of the commission on Asian Pacific American affairs;
(q) Executive director of the commission on Hispanic affairs;
(r) Chair of the governor's committee on disability issues and employment;
(s) Chair of the council of presidents;
(t) Chair of the board for community and technical colleges;
(u) Chair of the workforce training and education coordinating board;
(v) Executive director of the board of education;
(w) Chair of the board of Washington STEM;
(x) Chair, officer, or director of a state agency or nonprofit organization representing the legal immigrant and refugee community;
(y) Chair, officer, or director of a state agency or nonprofit organization representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community;
(z) Any other agencies or community representatives the governor deems necessary to carry out the objectives of the commission.
(3)(a) The commission shall also consist of the following legislatively appointed members:
(i) Two state senators, one from each of the two largest caucuses, appointed by the president of the senate;
(ii) Two members of the state house of representatives, one from each of the two largest caucuses, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
(b) Legislative members shall serve two-year terms, from the date of their appointment.
(4) Each commission member shall serve for the term of his or her appointment and until his or her successor is appointed. Any commission member listed in subsection (2) of this section, who serves by virtue of his or her office, shall be immediately replaced by his or her duly elected or appointed successor.
(5) A vacancy on the commission shall be filled within thirty days of the vacancy in the same manner as the original appointment.
[2019 c 160 § 5 (Initiative Measure No. 1000).]

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Short titleIntentOffice of program research and senate committee servicesJoint memorandum and draft legislationSubject of Initiative Measure No. 1000 is diversity, equity, and inclusion2019 c 160 (Initiative Measure No. 1000): See notes following RCW 49.60.400.
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