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

17

Jan

2014

Jurisdictions may need a warrant to use extraordinary sensing devices – drones

HB 2179 establishes a process for conducting advance technological surveillance with extraordinary sensing devices commonly referred to as drones.
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Categories: Law & justice

10

Jan

2014

Marijuana legislation introduced

Two key marijuana policy bills have been introduced at the beginning of the 2014 session.

10

Jan

2014

Legislature hopes to control liquor thefts at retail outlets

Rep. Hurst (D-Enumclaw) and many law enforcement agencies say liquor theft continues to be a problem since privatization of liquor sales in Washington.

10

Jan

2014

Dog breed-specific ordinances prohibited under new bill

Some Washington cities have enacted ordinances that place additional restrictions on specific breeds of dogs.
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Categories: Law & justice

10

Jan

2014

Scrap metal businesses need approval from city to locate in the jurisdiction – contact the Department of Licensing

The Department of Licensing (DOL) needs your help to implement a law adopted in 2013 intended to reduce scrap metal theft.
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Categories: Law & justice

18

Dec

2013

How does the new Target Zero Traffic Safety Plan effect your City?

The Target Zero Program is an award-winning effort by Washington State to reduce traffic fatalities and serious traffic injuries in the state to zero by the year 2030.

3

Sep

2013

Marijuana implementation: Next steps for cities and word from the federal government

When it comes to implementing the marijuana licensing system cites have options, and some have already taken action.

3

Sep

2013

Costs for training law enforcement

The Legislature continued the mandated 25 percent, plus the cost of ammunition for cities who send new police officers to the Criminal Justice Training Commission training program.
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Categories: Law & justice

11

Jul

2013

Law & justice highlights – metals theft, impaired driving, gangs and marijuana

The 2013 session began relatively quietly for law and justice issues with few big issues drawing a great deal of attention.

3

Jul

2013

What made it into the final DUI bill?

The legislature agreed to a final version of the DUI legislation Thursday afternoon. SB 5912 was scaled down quite a bit from the original version and there are no longer additions to jail sentences or longer jail times for repeat offenders.
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Categories: Law & justice

21

Jun

2013

DUI proposal still under consideration in Olympia

Legislators continue to mention changes to DUI law as one of the potential pieces of legislation they will pass during the second special session. 
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Categories: Law & justice

21

Jun

2013

LCB continues to move forward with rulemaking for legalized marijuana

Earlier this week, the Liquor Control Board (LCB) met to consider comments on the preliminary draft rules implementing legalized marijuana under I-502. AWC and a number of cities submitted comment letters.

7

Jun

2013

AWC submits comments to Liquor Control Board regarding draft rules on regulating marijuana

Last month the Liquor Control Board (LCB) released proposed draft rules outlining the licensing scheme and regulation for marijuana-related businesses including producer, processor and retailer.

7

Jun

2013

The Office of Public Defense is seeking municipal and district court attorneys for misdemeanor caseload feedback

As you know, the Washington Supreme Court delayed the implementation date for the adopted misdemeanant caseload limits for public defenders until January 1, 2015.
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Categories: Law & justice

24

May

2013

DUI bills emerge from House and Senate Committees

During the first two weeks of the special session, the Senate Law & Justice Committee and the House Public Safety Committee passed out their individual versions of a tough new DUI law.
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Categories: Law & justice

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