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21

Mar

2014

Regulating the future use of drones

This year, Washington joined about nine other states in regulating the use of drones.

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Categories: Law & justice

21

Mar

2014

Bill clarifies LCB authority to regulate stores that sell liquor.

HB 2155. Since the passage of the liquor initiative that privatized sales, many stories surfaced about liquor theft from retail stores. 

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Categories: Law & justice

21

Mar

2014

Legislature fails to pass significant marijuana legislation this session.

There were around 53 bills proposed this session related to some aspect of marijuana.

12

Mar

2014

First pilot for 24/7 DUI offender monitoring program launched

Last year, the legislature passed a comprehensive DUI bill that created the 24/7 Sobriety Program pilot project for three counties and two cities.
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Categories: Law & justice

12

Mar

2014

Colorado sees $2 million in first month of recreational marijuana tax revenue

Colorado Department of Revenue reported $2 million in tax revenues for the first month of recreational marijuana sales.

7

Mar

2014

Bill funding indigent defense passes Senate

E2SSB 6249 passed the Senate this week.
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Categories: Law & justice

7

Mar

2014

Liquor theft bill on its way to the Governor

Theft from liquor store outlets received a lot of attention last year.

7

Mar

2014

Law enforcement could make arrests for misdemeanors, even if they did not witness the event

HB 2057 allows law enforcement to make arrests on misdemeanor charges for cases where the officer did not witness the alleged crime being committed.
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Categories: Law & justice

7

Mar

2014

Marijuana legislation is still a work in progress

Cities continue to remind legislators that we need a portion of the new marijuana excise tax revenue.

28

Feb

2014

Cities continue to speak out on need for marijuana revenue

This week we delivered a letter to the Governor and Legislators from some 100 cities reminding them of the need to provide local government with marijuana revenue.

28

Feb

2014

Indigent defense funding bill amended back to original version

Earlier this session we reported on 2SSB 6249 that establishes three fee increases for criminal cases.
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Categories: Law & justice

28

Feb

2014

Narrow definitions added to retail spirit theft bill

ESHB 2155 originally called for local law enforcement and the state’s Liquor Control Board to take action when unacceptable loss of spirits occurred in retail stores.

28

Feb

2014

Three drone bills still hovering through the process

Three bills involving extraordinary sensing devices, commonly known as drones, continue to be debated in the legislature.
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Categories: Law & justice

28

Feb

2014

Pending US Supreme Court cases impacting local governments

The US Supreme Court has set all its cases for the 2013-2014 term, including a number of cases affecting local government.

27

Feb

2014

Senate budget leaders seek to cut city liquor taxes again. Voting as early as noon today, February 27

On Monday afternoon, the Senate released their supplemental state budget proposal. For more up-to-date information, please see this article.
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