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Office establishedPurpose.

(1) The Washington state office of equity is established within the office of the governor for the purpose of promoting access to equitable opportunities and resources that reduce disparities, and improve outcomes statewide across state government.
(2) The office envisions everyone in Washington having full access to the opportunities and resources they need to flourish and achieve their full potential.
(3) The work of the office must:
(a) Be guided by the following principles of equity:
(i) Equity requires developing, strengthening, and supporting policies and procedures that distribute and prioritize resources to those who have been historically and currently marginalized, including tribes;
(ii) Equity requires the elimination of systemic barriers that have been deeply entrenched in systems of inequality and oppression; and
(iii) Equity achieves procedural and outcome fairness, promoting dignity, honor, and respect for all people;
(b) Complement and not supplant the work of the statutory commissions.


Effective date2020 c 332 § 3: "Section 3 of this act takes effect July 1, 2020." [ 2020 c 332 § 11.]
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