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

27

Apr

2015

Marijuana – One down & one to go

With sine die on Friday, April 24, we saw one major marijuana bill signed by the Governor, and one bill that didn’t quite make it to the finish line.

24

Apr

2015

Justice Reinvestment Initiative – where it stands post-sine die

Governor Inslee’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative bills, HB 1885/SB 5755, failed to make it out of the regular session alive.
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Categories: Law & justice

23

Apr

2015

Update on DUI bill

Earlier in the session we mistakenly reported that SB 5105, sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden (R-Spokane Valley), was dead.
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Categories: Law & justice

17

Apr

2015

Update on law & justice bills

The legislature hit a milestone on Wednesday, April 15.
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Categories: Law & justice

10

Apr

2015

Justice Reinvestment Initiative bills dead, but could see resurgence

Governor Inslee’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative bills, HB 1885/SB 5755 have died, failing to make the fiscal cut-off Wednesday, April 9.
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Categories: Law & justice

10

Apr

2015

Bill requiring security of violent offenders in hospitals still on the move

SSB 5593, Sen. Bruce Dammeier (R-Puyallup), would require law enforcement to accompany violent and sexual offenders brought to a hospital while in their custody.
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Categories: Law & justice

3

Apr

2015

Criminal justice items in the budgets

AWC has been closely monitoring budget impacts to several law enforcement programs cities rely upon.
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Categories: Law & justice

3

Apr

2015

Update on law & justice bills

Several law and justice bills AWC has followed throughout the session continue to move.
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Categories: Law & justice

20

Mar

2015

Fireworks bill fails to advance

SB 5914 failed to move out of committee on Thursday and is likely dead.
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Categories: Law & justice

20

Mar

2015

Law & justice bills up for public hearing over next few days

Several law and justice bills AWC has followed throughout the session are scheduled for public hearing over the next few days.
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Categories: Law & justice

20

Mar

2015

Update on DUI bills

Rep. Brad Klippert’s (R-Kennewick) DUI bill, HB 1276, had a public hearing in the Senate Law & Justice Committee on March 17.
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Categories: Law & justice

13

Mar

2015

Justice reinvestment bills to-date – one dead, one on the move

HB 1885/SB 5755, Governor Inslee’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative, would create a new sentencing grid for property offenders.
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Categories: Law & justice

13

Mar

2015

White House task force report calls for sweeping changes in police practices

A panel of law enforcement officials convened by President Obama to review the country’s policing practices issued its final report last week.
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Categories: Law & justice

13

Mar

2015

Fireworks industry bill preempting cities scheduled for hearing

SB 5914 has been scheduled for a public hearing in the House Local Government Committee on March 18 at 8 am.
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Categories: Law & justice

13

Mar

2015

Law enforcement body camera legislation dead in Legislature, glimmer of hope remains

All bills relating to law enforcement’s use of body cameras have died in the 2015 Legislature.
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Categories: Law & justice

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