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

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May

2013

Law & justice bills of interest, signed by the Governor

The following is a list of bills signed by the Governor that may be of to your city.

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17

May

2013

AWC releases results of survey on implementation of I–502

Recently AWC conducted a survey measuring cities' experiences as they prepare for a significant policy change with the legalization of marijuana.

17

May

2013

Washington Liquor Control Board releases draft proposal of rules for I–502

The Liquor Control Board this week released a document outlining proposed rules for the implementation of I-502.

15

May

2013

Getting tough with DUI continues to be priority during special session

The Governor and legislators had been working to pass tough new penalties for drunk drivers at the end of the regular session, but they ran out of time.
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26

Apr

2013

Legislators propose a variety of changes to DUI law, but pace has slowed

Last week, the Governor and Legislature introduced new DUI legislation in response to recent tragedies involving drunk drivers.
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26

Apr

2013

Technical fix to I-502 heard in House

This week, HB 2056 was introduced and heard in the House Government Accountability & Oversight Committee.

17

Apr

2013

Governor and Legislators introduce new DUI legislation

In response to recent tragic incidents involving drunk drivers, the Governor and key Legislators introduced new legislation this week aimed at getting tough with impaired drivers.  
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12

Apr

2013

Indigent caseload limits delayed until January 2015

The Washington Supreme Court has again delayed the implementation date for the adopted misdemeanant caseload limits for public defenders, moving it from October 2013 to January 2015.

12

Apr

2013

Traffic fatalities revive discussions on DUI legislation

Tragic cases involving impaired drivers and fatalities of innocent victims have revived discussions on Rep. Roger Goodman’s (D-Kirkland) comprehensive DUI legislation, HB 1482.
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12

Apr

2013

Comparison of public safety funding in the Senate and House operating budgets

Both the Senate and the House have released operating budgets that address public safety issues.

12

Apr

2013

Proposal to house offenders in local jails instead of state correctional facilities

SB 5895 seeks to curb costs for offenders serving prison sentences.
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12

Apr

2013

Reminder to complete marijuana questionnaire by April 19

AWC is seeking your input as we work closely with the Liquor Control Board as they develop marijuana rules and regulations.

5

Apr

2013

Liquor Control Board seeks to prohibit marijuana consumption in bars

The Liquor Control Board (LCB) has begun a rule-making process to clarify that marijuana consumption in state liquor-licensed establishments is unacceptable.

5

Apr

2013

AWC still seeking your input on marijuana legalization

Earlier this week, AWC sent out a questionnaire asking for your input on marijuana regulation and impacts to your city.

5

Apr

2013

AWC proposes funding options for public defense

In response to rising public defense costs and limited funding assistance, cities and counties have developed a proposal to take a portion of the traffic ticket revenue that locals pass on to the state and redirect it toward public defense funding.
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Categories: Law & justice

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