SB 5689-S2 - DIGEST

Establishes the keep Washington working act.

Creates the keep Washington working statewide work group established within the department of commerce.

Requires the attorney general, in consultation with appropriate stakeholders, to publish model policies for limiting immigration enforcement consistent with federal and state law at public schools, health facilities operated by the state or a political subdivision of the state, courthouses, and shelters, to ensure they remain safe and accessible to residents, regardless of immigration or citizenship status.

Requires state agencies, that regularly receive requests from a federal immigration authority for assistance with immigration enforcement, to review their confidentiality policies and identify changes necessary to ensure that information collected from individuals is limited to that necessary to perform agency duties and is not used or disclosed for any other purpose.

Prohibits a state agency, department, or law enforcement from using agency or department funds, facilities, property, equipment, or personnel to investigate, enforce, cooperate with, or assist in the investigation or enforcement of any registration or surveillance programs or other laws, rules, or policies that target residents solely on the basis of race, religion, immigration status, citizenship status, or national or ethnic origin.

Prohibits an individual from: (1) Being detained solely for the purpose of determining immigration status; or

(2) Being taken into, or held, in custody based solely on a civil immigration warrant.