5
Feb

Bill Moves to Maintain PRA Protections

Senate Bill 6408, which was passed out of the Senate Policy committee last week, removes expiration dates, making current requirements PRA provisions governing body-worn cameras permanent and applicable to all law enforcement and corrections agencies deploying body-worn cameras.  The measure has broad support and results from the recommendations generated from a Legislative Taskforce, barring the unforeseen (and we are talking about the Legislature

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29
Jan

Body Cam Policy Debated

Legislature Considers Upholding Body Cam Policy In 2016 the Legislature approved legislation that helped make the adoption of body-worn police cameras more practicable.  Specifically, they addressed public records act (PRA) concerns that would have otherwise overwhelmed any benefit gained from wearing the cameras. These PRA provisions only covered jurisdiction on or after June 9, 2016, and before July 1, 2019.

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19
Jan

Senate Set to Act on Voting Rights

This morning, on a mostly partisan vote, the Senate passed the Voting Rights Act HB 6002.  Concerns voiced by County Auditors resonated with the Chamber as evidenced by an amendment sponsored by Sen. Darnielle that removed the most problematic provisions pertaining to ranked choice voting.   Otherwise, the bill remains unchanged.  The House is yet to pull their version to

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14
Jan

Wrongful Death Bill Thursday

Senate version of wrongful death bill will be heard on Thursday.  SB 6015, the companion bill to the wrongful death bill, HB 2262, heard in the House last week. The bill amends the current wrongful death statute by: Removing dependency requirements for claimants; Allowing parents to bring an action for children over 18 years old; Expanding noneconomic covered damages; and

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