REMINDER I-940 Hearing (Tonight!) & Town Hall

I-940 Public Hearing – 7pm Tonight! (Tuesday, 2/20)


Joint Committee Public Hearing on I-940

Tuesday, February 20, 7pm
House Public Safety / Senate Law & Justice
House Hearing Room A
John L. O’Brien Building

1. HI 940 – Law Enforcement
2. SI 940 – Law Enforcement

I-940 is a People’s Initiative to the legislature. Supporters gathered just shy of 360,000 signature from every corner of this state. If passed, I-940 would require law enforcement to:

  • Receive additional ongoing violence de-escalation, mental health and first aid training.
  • Mandate completely independent investigation and tribal notification in use-of-force cases.
  • Require that police render first aid at the scene when force is used.

Additionally, it amends the standard for justifiable use of deadly force by law enforcement, striking “malice” and creating both an objective and subjective “good faith” legal standard that must be met to justify force.

Passing I-940 means that the police will have the training, understanding and tools they need — and deserve to have — to better deal with the very challenging situations they face on a daily basis.

22nd LD Town Hall Meeting – THIS Thursday!

Town Hall

We will be holding our 22nd Legislative District town hall meeting next week!

Thursday, February 22, 6:30-8pm
SPSCC Lacey Event Center
4220 6th Ave SE
Lacey, WA 98503

*Doors open at 6pm for a social half hour – this will give everyone plenty of time to say a friendly hello to their neighbors, grab a snack, and get situated in their seats.

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