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

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Feb

2017

Legislation directs state to develop emergency plans for oil train accidents

Rep. Christine Kilduff (D-University Place) has developed HB 1698 that would require the state’s Department of Health to prepare emergency preparedness guidance for oil train accidents.

3

Feb

2017

Bills that change deadly force laws get hearings in House and Senate

Bills that emerged from the interim Joint Legislative Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing received hearings on January 31 in the House and February 2 in the Senate.

27

Jan

2017

Bill moves forward that penalizes cities for local restrictions on marijuana retailers

HB 1099, a bill that penalizes cities for enacting marijuana restrictions on retailers is up for a hearing in the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, February 2.

20

Jan

2017

Bill would change civil asset forfeiture law and impact law enforcement efforts statewide

Civil asset forfeiture allows law enforcement agencies to take possession of property when the property itself is illegal, was used to facilitate a crime, is proceeds from a crime, or was purchased with proceeds traceable to criminal activity.

13

Jan

2017

Civil asset forfeiture comes under scrutiny by House and Senate committees during first week of session

During the first week of session, both the House Judiciary and Senate Law & Justice Committees heard bills related to civil asset forfeiture.

6

Jan

2017

Statewide pharmaceutical take-back program proposed

Rep. Peterson (D – Edmonds) has dropped HB 1047 to prevent the abuse and misuse of pharmaceuticals.

12

Dec

2016

State task force concludes and recommends changes to deadly force law

The Joint Legislative Task Force on the Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing had its final meeting on November 21 and delivered its final report on December 10.

12

Dec

2016

Legislative Bulletin – December 12, 2016

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

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Oct

2016

Legislative Bulletin – October 31, 2016

Read this week's edition of the Legislative Bulletin.

28

Oct

2016

The Use of Body Worn Cameras Task Force

The Use of Body Worn Cameras (BWC) Task Force recently held its second meeting on October 7 in Richland, WA.

3

Oct

2016

Relicensing workgroup up and running

Following the passage of SB 6360, Sen. Steve O’Ban (R-University Place) and the Attorney General’s office convened a workgroup to look at the creation of a statewide relicensing program that would enable drivers whose licenses have been suspended because of their delinquent fines to consolidate those fines into a simple and affordable payment plan.

30

Sep

2016

Joint Legislative Task Force on Use of Deadly Force to end soon

The Joint Legislative Task Force on Use of Deadly Force in Community Policing has been meeting throughout the summer and will soon come to an end.

16

Aug

2016

LCB rulemaking announcement

The Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) is seeking stakeholder input on proposed changes to the WAC concerning liquor license violations, Chapter 314-29 WAC.

22

Jul

2016

Federal Aviation Administration recognizes local authority in new drone regulations

In June, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued new rules on drones, recognizing that city leaders should play a role in regulating how, when, and where drones operate in their communities.

17

Jun

2016

New marijuana law changes take effect July 1

Changes to marijuana laws adopted in 2015 will be taking effect on July 1.
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