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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5
Feb

Voting Rights Act Bill Scheduled

SB 6002 is scheduled for action by the House State Government, Elections & IT Committee at 8 am on Wednesday, February 7. Because this bill moved so fast at the start of session, the next cutoff date that applies to a Senate Bill in a House Committee is February 23, when it needs to pass out of its current House committee. In

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