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29

Mar

2013

Law and Justice - Noteworthy bills moving this week

Here is a brief update on law and justice bills that are on the move:

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29

Mar

2013

Senate introduces bill to license and tax medical marijuana

On Thursday, Sen. Ann Rivers (R-Ridgefield) introduced SB 5887 regarding medical marijuana. The 

22

Mar

2013

Gun legislation update

Throughout the session, the Legislature has seen bills that address guns, gun ownership, background checks, violence, and statewide registries.
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22

Mar

2013

Metal theft bill scheduled for public hearing in Senate

HB 1552 is scheduled for a hearing at 1:30 pm on March 25 in the Senate Law & Justice Committee.
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22

Mar

2013

Washington Supreme Court releases study on indigent defense standards

The Washington Supreme Court adopted standards that established requirements that public defense counsel must comply with in order to provide fair representation.

22

Mar

2013

Allowing motorcyclists to run red lights?

SB 5141, sponsored by Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima), was heard in the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday, March 20.

15

Mar

2013

Law & justice bills that survived the cut-off

March 13 was the last day for bills to pass from one house to the other.
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15

Mar

2013

Proposed changes to I-502 implementation

Rep. Christopher Hurst (D-Enumclaw) introduced legislation he hopes would facilitate smoother implementation of legalized recreational marijuana set into action by the passage of I-502.

15

Mar

2013

LCB defines trade area for spirits licenses

Initiative 1183 requires retail stores to be at least 10,000 square feet in order to obtain a spirits retail license.

8

Mar

2013

Law and justice bills on the floor, ready to move at any time

Most of the following bills are on the floors of the respective houses, meaning they could be voted on at any time.
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8

Mar

2013

House bill to control inmate medical costs – contact your Representatives

HB 1911, which seeks to help control escalating medical costs for inmates in municipal and county jails, is currently in the House Rules Committee.
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8

Mar

2013

Cell phone emergency location bill passes quickly out of committee

HB 1897 by Rep. McCoy (D-Tulalip) would allow law enforcement to obtain phone location information from a cell phone company to find a person in an emergency situation.
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1

Mar

2013

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll speaks to legislators about youth violence prevention

On February 27, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll addressed the Senate and House chambers and spoke about the program he is developing in Washington communities to reach out to youth and prevent violence.

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1

Mar

2013

Regional fire authority bill moving through the Legislature

HB 1654 allows a single city to form a regional fire protection service authority (RFA).

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1

Mar

2013

Vehicle prowl crackdown bill is on the move

SB 5053 passed through the Senate and is scheduled for a hearing in the House Public Safety Committee March 5 at 8:30am.

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