The Military Spouse Employment Act Becomes Law

The Military Spouse Employment Act Becomes Law

Historically, military spouses have contributed much more than we’ve given them credit for, but that is changing, and SSMCP is proud to support that effort!

SSMCP was honored to be a part of passing legislation recognizing military spouses for their sacrifices and supporting their pursuit of a rewarding career, despite the constant relocations.

SSMCP has occupational licensure portability improvements among its legislative priorities for the 2023 Legislative Session, recognizing this is essential to maintain the financial readiness for military families.

Thank you to Representative Mari Leavitt of the 28th LD as the champion of this bill and a champion for service members, veterans, and their families!

Photo taken at the signing of HB 1009 into law for the WA Military Spouse Employment Act.

For more information on the work SSMCP is doing for military spouse employment, visit our military spouse employment review project, which identifies both primary and secondary barriers to finding gainful employment for our military spouses.


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