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Senate budget committee backs Padden’s felony-DUI bill
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Senate budget committee backs Padden’s felony-DUI bill
Sen. Mike Padden’s bill to make a fourth DUI conviction in 10 years a felony is one step closer to Senate passage, after receiving a “do-pass” recommendation from the Senate’s Ways and Means committee today. “We heard from the family of Russell Bartlett, a wonderful man who volunteered at hospices,...
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Senate approves Padden bill to update mental-evaluation law Senate approves Padden bill to update mental-evaluation law
Today the Senate approved a bill sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden that would allow courts to order a mental evaluation of an offender, even if the Department of Corrections does not file a presentence report. While such reports are required, they are no longer routinely prepared by DOC. “One of...
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Report from Olympia — Feb. 20, 2015
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Report from Olympia — Feb. 20, 2015
With legislative deadlines looming, this week the pace of work picked up significantly. But there is always time to meet with friends from the district who stop by to discuss their views on legislation or even to just say hello…. On Wednesday, Tim Knue with the Washington Association for Career...
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Padden continues work to end human trafficking
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Padden continues work to end human trafficking
Saying that there is still work to be done, today Sen. Mike Padden oversaw the Senate Law and Justice Committee’s review of several bills aimed at addressing human trafficking. “The Washington State Legislature has an excellent history of dealing with the issue of human trafficking,” said Padden, R-Spokane Valley and...
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