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The Senate State Government and Elections Committee heard public testimony on Senate Bill 5817, which would restrict usage of synthetic media “deep fakes” in campaigns for elective … more
The House Public Safety Committee heard public testimony on House Bill 1848, concerning fraud in assisted reproduction. New phrase in this report: "Misattributed parentage." For more … more
The Senate Law & Justice Committee heard public testimony on Senate Bill 5667, which would make falsifying, possessing or using forged COVID-19 vaccination cards illegal in the state of … more
The House Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee heard public testimony on Jan. 21, 2022, on HB1698, which would ban the use of latex gloves by food handlers. For more … more
The Senate Housing & Local Government Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 5818, which would promote housing construction by amending the state’s growth management act. The Senate … more
The Senate State Government & Elections Committee heard public testimony on Senate Bill 5584, which would implement ranked choice voting in elections. more
The House Public Safety Committee heard testimony on HB 1788, concerning vehicular pursuits. Also heard was HB 1815, concerning deterrence of catalytic converter thefts. more
The two chambers of the Washington State Legislature took time to remember the memory and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with speeches on both floors, on Jan. 17, 2022.  more
On Day 5 of the 2022 Legislative Session, the House Public Safety Committee heard public testimony on two bills concerning the issue of missing indigenous persons, House Bill 1571 and House Bill … more
On January 13, 2022, the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee heard testimony on SB 5600, concerning the sustainability and expansion of state registered apprenticeship programs. more
The House Consumer Protection & Business Committee met on January 12 concerning HB1497 which would limit commercial telephone solicitation. Also heard was HB 1704, regulating service contracts … more
January 10, 2022 -- The first day 2022 Washington State Legislative Session had its 60-day session gaveled in with an extensive agenda on taxation, law enforcement and COVID-19. more
January 11, 2022 -- Governor Jay Inslee addressed a joint session of the Legislature today.  Governor Inslee laid out his agenda for the 2022 session, including combatting homelessness, COVID-19 and budget issues. The Republicans, in the minority of both chambers for the past two decades, provided their response. Speaking on behalf of the Republican minority party was Sen. Chris Gildon of Puyallup.  more
The following message is being sent on behalf of the following law enforcement executives from Thurston County: Interim Chief Aaron Jelcick, Olympia Police Department Chief Robert Almada, Lacey … more
 The Olympia Police Department described several new laws which provide policy guidelines for law enforcement officers, including mandatory use of body cams during custodial … more
The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater Presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering The 2021 Washington State Legislature. Near the close of the 2021 Legislative Session, Senate … more
The JOLT News Presents The 2021 Washington State Legislative Session. As the 2021 Legislative Session came to a close this weekend with the ceremonies of sine die, legislators discussed The Blake … more
The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater Presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering The 2021 Washington State Legislature. For two days, House lawmakers debated Engrossed Substitute … more
The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater Presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering The 2021 Washington State Legislature. Senate lawmakers voted on whether to concur with House … more
The Journal of Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater Presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering The 2021 Washington State Legislature. The Senate debated concurrence on Substitute Senate Bill 5185, … more
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