Public Safety

Public-safety bills becoming laws A week ago I traveled to Olympia for the signing of two bills I sponsored. One bill concerned the use of body cameras for law enforcement and the other dealt with pretrial release conditions that trial court judges may impose. There are additional details about both bills later in this... Read More...
Padden school-safety bill passes Senate Today the Senate voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 6410, concerning school safety. Under the measure, sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden, first-responders would be required to notify both public and private schools during any situation in their vicinity that would warrant an evacuation or lockdown. The bill would also create... Read More...
Padden bill on police body cameras wins Senate vote, goes to House Today the Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 6408, aimed at clarifying the rules surrounding the use of police body cameras. The measure is sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley. Legislation approved in 2016 established public-disclosure and other requirements relating to body-worn camera recordings and created the Joint Legislative Task... Read More...
Padden school-safety bill clears committee deadline The Senate Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously late Tuesday to advance Senate Bill 6410, concerning school safety. Under the measure, sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden, first responders would be required to notify both public and private schools during any situation in their vicinity that would warrant an evacuation or... Read More...
Padden bill on police body cameras receives hearing in Senate committee Today the Senate Law and Justice Committee received public testimony on Senate Bill 6408, aimed at clarifying the rules surrounding the use of police body cameras. The measure is sponsored by Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, the ranking member on the committee. In 2016, the Legislature passed House Bill 2362,... Read More...
Padden’s remarks on confirmation of Stephen Sinclair at DOC Senator Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, urges a no vote on the confirmation of Stephen Sinclair to head the Washington state Department of Corrections. Padden urges a ‘no’ vote on SGA 9267 – STEPHEN SINCLAIR, appointed April 25, 2017, for a term ending January 01, 2075, as Director of the Department... Read More...
Sen. Padden on DUI bill passing committee Washington State’s 4th District Senator, Mike Padden, Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, talks about the successful passage of his bill dealing with DUI penalties in Washington State. It’s next stop for consideration is the Senate Ways and Means Committee to determine what the costs will be. Read More...
Sen. Padden talks about autopsies bill, DUI legislation Washington State’s 4th District Senator, Mike Padden, Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, talks about the successful passage of his bill dealing with autopsies, as well as the future for his comprehensive bill dealing with DUI penalties in Washington State. Read More...