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LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Legislature approves anti-swatting measure

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature has approved a bill to increase punishments for false emergency reporting. Known as swatting, this practice sends heavily armed law enforcement to the homes... READ MORE

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Rep. Pettigrew’s bill increasing social equity in cannabis industry heads to Gov. Inslee

OLYMPIA — The Legislature gave final approval today (Tue., Mar. 10) to a bill intended to improve equity in the awarding of licenses to participate in Washington’s cannabis industry. House... READ MORE

Leavitt Passes New Bills to Assist Military Families

OLYMPIA – Military families will have less regulations and stronger protections thanks to two new bills passed by the Legislature this year. Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place, introduced two bills... READ MORE

Rep. Davis bill to provide rapid access to addiction treatment passes legislature

OLYMPIA—Today the Washington House of Representatives gave final approval to House Bill 2642 by Rep. Lauren Davis (D-Shoreline). The legislation prohibits health insurance plans offered to public employees, Medicaid enrollees,... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Legislature passes Ramos’ bipartisan carbon sequestration bill

OLYMPIA— A measure supporting the forest-product sector’s role in carbon sequestration and the state’s climate response efforts is headed to the governor’s desk. House Bill 2528, sponsored by state Representative... READ MORE

Legislators join forces to forge bipartisan changes to driver’s licenses and identicards

OLYMPIA – Last Friday, the House passed Senate Bill 6429, sponsored by Senator Sharon Brown (R- Kennewick) which permits Washingtonians to add new designations on driver’s licenses and identicards. Persons... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Washington Census Bill of Rights goes to Governor

OLYMPIA—A measure to ensure every Washingtonian has access to accurate census information so they can get counted freely has passed both legislative chambers and is headed to the governor for... READ MORE

Legislature passes Entenman bill to help communities with large warehousing and manufacturing centers

OLYMPIA – The Senate passed House Bill 1948 sponsored by Representative Debra Entenman (D-Kent) with a 42-7 vote today. This legislation creates a Warehousing and Manufacturing Job Centers Account to... READ MORE

House passes Washington Privacy Act

OLYMPIA – On Friday, March 6, the Washington state House of Representatives pushed forward bipartisan data privacy legislation that puts consumer protections first. “The legislation passed by the House shifts... READ MORE

Senate Passes Tarleton Bills to Strengthen Election Security and Voter Education

OLYMPIA—On March 4, lawmakers in the state Senate passed a pair of bills sponsored by Rep. Gael Tarleton, D-Ballard, to strengthen election protections and fund voter education. Both bills were... READ MORE