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Padden bill to increase penalty for drug possession receives committee hearing
Padden bill to increase penalty for drug possession receives committee hearing
The Senate Law and Justice Committee held a public hearing today on a bill introduced by 4th District Sen. Mike Padden that aims to reverse the alarming trend in fentanyl use and fentanyl-related deaths in Washington. Padden’s measure, Senate Bill 5035, would make possession or use of illegal drugs like...
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Committee backs bills to hold felons, corrections officers accountable Committee backs bills to hold felons, corrections officers accountable
Note: The following e-newsletter was sent to Sen. Padden’s subscribers Feb. 3, 2023. To subscribe to Sen. Padden’s newsletter, click here. Dear friends and neighbors, Officers who work in Washington’s correctional facilities are part of the law-enforcement community just as much as the officers who patrol our communities and investigate...
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Despite Republican objections, committee passes incomplete ‘police pursuit’ bill
Despite Republican objections, committee passes incomplete ‘police pursuit’ bill
Democrats on the Senate Law and Justice Committee yesterday turned back new attempts by Republicans to fix a criminal-friendly flaw in Washington’s law regarding police pursuits of suspected criminals. They stuck instead to a partisan approach that would delay a solution for at least 18 months, and do nothing in...
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Committee passes Padden bill raising penalty for custodial sexual misconduct
Committee passes Padden bill raising penalty for custodial sexual misconduct
A bipartisan bill that aims to impose longer sentences on sexually abusive jail and prison guards was unanimously approved today by the Senate Law and Justice Committee. Senate Bill 5033 would reclassify the crime of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct as a Class B felony, allowing a prison term of 10...
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