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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

6

Oct

2017

Joint policy summit on gang prevention and intervention in Tacoma on Nov. 1

On November 1, AWC is cohosting a policy summit on gang prevention and intervention with the Governor’s Office, Attorney General’s Office, Washington State Association of Counties, and others.

6

Oct

2017

Police body camera task force continues to meet, report due by end of year

The state’s task force on body-worn cameras will meet on October 16 in Ellensburg.

8

Sep

2017

Register for joint summit on gang prevention and intervention, co-hosted by AWC

AWC is co-hosting a policy summit on gang prevention and intervention with the Governor’s Office, Attorney General’s Office, Washington State Association of Counties, and others.

14

Aug

2017

Big issues talked about in public safety & criminal justice

The 2017 session was marked by attempts to tackle some big issues in the public safety and criminal justice arena.

21

Jul

2017

New distracted driving bill now in effect

A new distracted driving law went into effect on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

7

Jul

2017

Budget includes boost in public defense grants

The new state budget includes a boost in public defense grants for cities.

30

Jun

2017

Cities fare well in adopted 2017-19 state operating budget

On the final day of the state’s fiscal year, and 175 days after coming to Olympia in January, legislators adopted an operating budget, thus avoiding a state government shutdown.

16

Jun

2017

Federal drone registration rules struck down by appeals court

A U.S. Court of Appeals recently struck down the 2015 regulation requiring drone operators to register with the FAA.

7

Jun

2017

New, stronger distracted driving bill goes into effect on July 23

A new law targeting distracted driving goes into effect on July 23, 2017.

5

May

2017

Permanent records injunction against Department of Corrections inmate

The Department of Corrections sought and has been granted a permanent injunction against inmate Julian Tarver, DOC 885530 under RCW 42.56.565.

5

May

2017

Senate working on new deadly force bill

The Senate Law and Justice Committee is continuing to work on potential changes to the law on the use of deadly force by law enforcement officers.

21

Apr

2017

Basic Law Enforcement Academy needs supplemental funding – Call your legislators

AWC has been advocating for full funding of additional Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) classes for new recruits.

14

Apr

2017

Distracted driving bill passes out of the House

A bill expanding the definition of distracted driving, SB 5289, was voted out of the House on Wednesday.

7

Apr

2017

Multiple fire district bills continuing to progress in the Legislature

SB 5628 would create a mechanism for a city to establish a fire protection district with boundaries that equal the city’s boundaries.

31

Mar

2017

Increased BLEA funding provided in the House budget

The House proposed budget includes vital increased funding for the Basic Law Enforcement Academy.
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