Rep. Christopher Hurst

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Lawmakers: don’t dump sex offenders in Pierce County

February 3, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Lawmakers: don’t dump sex offenders in Pierce County

OLYMPIA – Legislation sponsored by Democrats and Republicans would change how the state handles the release of sex offenders back into the community. “For too long, Pierce County has been the convenient place for the state to release sex offenders,” said Rep. Christine Kilduff (D-University Place), author of the Fair Share Act (House Bill 1668) and a former civil prosecutor. “As the mother of two daughters, I sympathize with families worried about our county being the top destination for so … Continue reading

Podcast: Rep. Christopher Hurst talks about the demand to stop liquor-shoplifting

January 16, 2014

Rep. Christopher Hurst

Rep. Christopher Hurst on reducing liquor-shoplifting from Washington stores

Stiffer penalties for drunk drivers approved by governor

March 29, 2012

Rep. Chris Hurst

OLYMPIA — The penalties for driving drunk in Washington just got tougher now that Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed House Bill 2216 into law. The measure, sponsored by Representative Christopher Hurst (D-Enumclaw), ensures justice for families and friends who lose a loved one to a drunk driver. Rep. Hurst, a veteran police detective, introduced the bill after witnessing immeasurable suffering and carnage around drunk driving accidents time and time again throughout his 25 year career. “A vehicle operated under the … Continue reading

House unites to pass sweeping reforms to combat drunk driving

February 13, 2012

Rep. Chris Hurst

OLYMPIA—State representatives shared stories of people killed and families destroyed by drunk driving as they united behind sweeping reforms to crack down on drunk drivers and provide more help to their victims. State Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland) shared a letter written by Nabila Lacey, the widow of Steve Lacey, who described the pain faced every day by her family, and the things they can no longer do with Dad, since her husband was killed by a drunk driver. “The Lacey … Continue reading

Pearson, Hurst sponsor legislation to enact prison safety recommendations

March 25, 2011

Rep. Chris Hurst

Governor’s independent report outlines 15 ways to make correctional facilities safer for staff On Jan. 29, Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl was brutally murdered by an inmate with a violent past while working alone in the chapel at the Monroe Correctional Complex. What came afterward were a police investigation and a mandate from the governor for an immediate, independent review by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). The NIC review resulted in a report outlining 15 recommendations. Reps. Kirk Pearson and … Continue reading

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