Brian Enslow

5
Mar

Wrongful Death Fails to Pass House

Late last Friday the House made one more attempt to push through SB 6015, the bill that would significantly increase local government liability pertaining to wrongful death.  We had been hearing rumors all day that it might be the “5 o’clock” bill.  The 5 o’clock bill is the last bill that a chamber brings up before the 5:00 pm floor

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26
Feb

Legislature Takes Action on Public Records

Legislature Decides It’s Neither Goose nor Gander with respect to the PRA. Washington lawmakers passed a bill Friday that removed themselves from the Public Records Act — deciding that emails and other documents are off-limits and making the Legislature its own gatekeeper with respect to public disclosure. SB 6617 was introduced on Wednesday, it specifies that the Public Records Act

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19
Feb

Wrongful Death: House Hearing Senate Bill

SB 6015, Wrongful Death, passed the Senate and is very much still alive this session.  The Senate Bill is being heard this week in the House Judiciary Committee As a reminder, the House version passed both the House policy and fiscal committees respectively and perhaps only failed to pass off the House Floor since the Senate version of the bill had

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12
Feb

Senate Bill Expands County Liability

Senate advances bills that expands county liability – SB 6015  represents a substantial expansion to the number of people who may file a claim and the damages for which they may seek redress for wrongful death. It is expected to considerably increase the costs to public entities.  The bill passed off the Senate floor Friday night on a mostly partisan vote. 

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