Juliana Roe

22
Feb

Pretrial Reform Task Force

WSAC participated on Washington’s Pretrial Reform Task Force that was convened by the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission, the Superior Court Judges’ Association, and the District and Municipal Court Judges’ Association in June 2017. There were more than 55 members on this Task Force who met over an 18-month period. The Task Force examined current pretrial practices in Washington

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17
Feb

Get Marijuana Delivered to Your Front Door

Representative Kirby wants to allow for the delivery of marijuana to those age 21 or over. In his bill, HB 1358, he creates a marijuana delivery endorsement for marijuana retailers. Orders for marijuana products can be made by phone or over the internet so long as the person ordering the marijuana is at least 21 years of age and the delivery

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11
Feb

Does your county use automated decision making?

Will you be able to sort your email without submitting an “algorithmic accountability report” to the state? An interesting bill crept up on us last week that has some unfortunate consequences.  HB 1655, sponsored by Rep. Hudgins, was heard on Feb. 6th and is scheduled for executive action on February 15th. This bill prohibits public agencies from developing, procuring, or

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2
Feb

Let’s Fund Veterans Service Officers

HB 1448 (Rep. Maycumber), which creates a Veterans Service Office Program to provide funding to counties with populations of 100,000 or less to establish veterans service officers (VSOs), would be a great benefit to not only veterans but the communities in which they live. The amount it costs to employ a VSO is minimal compared to the incredible return on

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