Dear friends and neighbors,
We are nearing the end of the 2019 legislative session. Here’s the latest update.
The Corporate Crime Act passes Legislature
Last week, my Corporate Crime Act (House Bill 1252) was passed by the Legislature.
This bill, which I wrote and sponsored, dusts off laws from 1925 that limited fines to just $10,000 when a corporation is found guilty of a felony.
Once signed by Gov. Jay Inslee, the Corporate Crime Act will increase corporate criminal penalties by 100 times.
Legislature approves PAC transparency bill
I believe that the public cannot have full trust in government unless we know what special interests influence our political and electoral systems.
With passage of my PAC transparency bill (House Bill 1379) political action committees (PACs) – organizations that raise money to influence elections or legislation – must now provide more transparency on political advertisements regarding top donors. The legislation closes a loophole and will require PACs to list in the political ad the actual names of those people or special interests who are the top donors to the PAC.
Meeting with local students
Even during the busiest of times, Rep. Kristine Reeves, and I always want to meet with students visiting our state Capitol. One of the best parts of my job is answering questions from students.
Recently, we were joined by students from St. Vincent de Paul and Terminal Park Elementary.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can ever be of assistance.
Rep. Mike Pellicciotti