WASHINGTON STATE

HOUSE DEMOCRATS

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on House Bill 1064, strengthening and clarifying Initiative 940

Who:    Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, Chair of the House Public Safety Committee

What:   House Public Safety Committee public hearing on House Bill 1064

When:  Monday, January 14, at 1:30 p.m.

Where: House Hearing Room D, John L. O’Brien Building

Why:    Members of the community and law enforcement organizations, as well as representatives of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy will give testimony on the proposed House Bill 1064, which includes language to clarify and strengthen Initiative 940. Initiative 940, which updates Washington state’s law on the use of deadly force in community policing, was passed in November by a vote of the people. The language in House Bill 1064 includes changes to the initiative as negotiated by stakeholders, including community advocates and law enforcement representatives.