Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts

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Title Issues Type Bill No. Created Keywords
2021 Session Review: Police Reform Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Session review HB 1054 , HB 1089 , HB 1092 , HB 1203 , HB 1223 , HB 1267 , HB 1310 , HB 1507 , SB 5051 , SB 5066 , SB 5259 , and SB 5353 May 2021 Attorney general, Behavioral health, Community oversight, Corrections Officers, Criminal Justice Training Commission, custodial interrogations, De-escalate, Deadly force, Law enforcement, Mental health, Peace Officers, Police reform, and Use of force
2022 Session Review: Reforming Police Reform Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Session review HB 1054 , HB 1310 , HB 1507 , HB 1719 , HB 1735 , HB 1788 , HB 2037 , and SB 5919 April 2022 Behavioral health, Body cameras, Criminal Justice Training Commission, De-escalate, Deadly force, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Involuntary Treatment Act, Law enforcement, Mental health, Peace Officers, Physical force, Police reform, Use of force, and Vehicular pursuits
2023 End-of-Session Review Agriculture & Water , Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Higher Education , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Veterans & Military Messaging HB 1000 , HB 1007 , HB 1011 , HB 1013 , HB 1025 , HB 1087 , HB 1110 , HB 1125 , HB 1143 , HB 1169 , HB 1173 , HB 1181 , HB 1189 , HB 1200 , HB 1210 , HB 1240 , HB 1245 , HB 1268 , HB 1274 , HB 1282 , HB 1293 , HB 1328 , HB 1337 , HB 1355 , HB 1373 , HB 1380 , HB 1388 , HB 1389 , HB 1401 , HB 1402 , HB 1415 , HB 1436 , HB 1483 , HB 1493 , HB 1513 , HB 1535 , HB 1564 , HB 1615 , HB 1628 , HB 1633 , HB 1638 , HB 1670 , HB 1682 , HB 1704 , HB 1724 , HB 1730 , HB 1766 , SB 5048 , SB 5082 , SB 5187 , SB 5200 , SB 5217 , SB 5229 , SB 5268 , SB 5352 , SB 5536 , and SB 5599 April 2023 2023 interim, Accessory dwelling, Advisory votes, Affordable housing, Apprenticeships, Assault weapons, Auto theft, Behavioral health, Capital budget, Child malnutrition, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), Construction trades, Defund, Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), Department of Commerce, Derelict vessels, Drug addiction, Drug paraphernalia, Drunk/impaired driving, Electric vehicles, Emergency powers, Environmental health, Ergonomics, Firearms, Fish passage barriers, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forest practices, Gas tax, Gender affirming, Government accountability, Growth management act (GMA), Guns and Second Amendment, Health professions licensing, High school, Higher education construction, Homelessness, Homes for Heroes, Hope cards, Housing, In-person learning, Incarcerated individual release, K-12 education, Landlord/tenant law, Law enforcement, Legal financial obligations, Light mitigation, Long-term care services, Lot splitting, Mental health, Middle housing, Military service credit, Minority-owned business, Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, Natural gas, Oil-spill prevention, Operating budget, Opioid, Parental rights, Payroll tax, Peace Officers, Police, Possession/controlled substance, Power Washington, Private right of action, Property taxes, Protection orders, Real estate excise tax (REET), Rent increase, Reproductive services, Sales and use taxes, Salmon issues/funding, School choice, School district boards, School funding, Sentencing enhancements, Sexual assault kits, Small business assistance, Solar, Special education, State v. Blake, Substance use disorder (SUD), Tolls, Transportation budget, Trooper Recruitment Program, Vehicular pursuits, Veteran, Washington State Patrol, Water quality, Women-owned business, Work at 21+ establishment, and Working Families Tax Credit
2023 Legislative Session Messaging Agriculture & Water , Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Veterans & Military Messaging HB 1000 , HB 1011 , HB 1024 , HB 1025 , HB 1047 , HB 1048 , HB 1110 , HB 1125 , HB 1131 , HB 1140 , HB 1143 , HB 1147 , HB 1155 , HB 1169 , HB 1181 , HB 1189 , HB 1210 , HB 1240 , HB 1244 , HB 1245 , HB 1268 , HB 1328 , HB 1333 , HB 1337 , HB 1363 , HB 1373 , HB 1380 , HB 1389 , HB 1394 , HB 1401 , HB 1402 , HB 1415 , HB 1445 , HB 1472 , HB 1474 , HB 1483 , HB 1508 , HB 1513 , HB 1533 , HB 1550 , HB 1554 , HB 1615 , HB 1628 , HB 1633 , HB 1670 , HB 1682 , HB 1704 , HB 1832 , SB 5077 , SB 5082 , SB 5144 , SB 5179 , SB 5187 , SB 5197 , SB 5198 , SB 5217 , SB 5242 , SB 5280 , SB 5334 , SB 5352 , SB 5536 , SB 5583 , SB 5599 , SB 5632 , SB 5634 , SB 5768 , and SB 5770 April 2023 2023 interim, Abortion, Advisory votes, Affordable housing, Agriculture, Airports, Assault weapons, Assisted disposal, Auto theft, Aviation fuel, Battery disposal, Behavioral health, Capital budget, Catholic confession, Clergy-penitent privilege, Climate change, Consumer health data, Correctional industries, Cosmetic products/Cosmetics, Crime prevention, Derelict vessels, Digital currency, Domestic violence, Domestic violent extremism, Driver education/driver training, Driver's license and identification/identicard fees, Drug addiction, Emergency powers, Encampments, Environmental health, Ergonomics, Eviction, Excise taxes, Ferries, Firearms, Fish passage barriers, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forestry issues, Gambling, Gender affirming, Government accountability, Greenhouse gas emissions, Growth management act (GMA), Guns and Second Amendment, Health Care Cost Transparency Board, Health care workers, Homelessness, Homes for Heroes, Housing discrimination, Incarcerated individual release, Labor law, Landlord/tenant law, Law enforcement, Lead, Learning loss, Legal financial obligations, Local education levies, Long-term care services, Lot splitting, Manufactured/mobile homes, Mental health, Middle housing, Mifepristone (RU 486), Minimum wage, Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, Nurses, Oil-spill prevention, Operating budget, Parental rights, Payroll tax, Peace Officers, Plastic and paper packaging, Police, Police reform, Possession/controlled substance, Power Washington, Private right of action, Property taxes, Public disclosure, Public records, Public schools, Rainy day fund, Real estate excise tax (REET), Religion, Relinquishment (water rights), Rent increase, Rental, Reproductive services, School choice, School district boards, School safety, Sentencing enhancements, Sex offenders, Sexual assault, Solar, Solid waste and recycling, Special education, Stalking, State v. Blake, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), Toxics, Traffic tickets/infractions, Transition to Kindergarten (TTK), Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Transportation budget, Urban growth, Vehicle miles traveled/road usage charge (RUC), Vehicular pursuits, Veteran, Voting Rights Act, Water issues, Wildlife issues, and Working Families Tax Credit
2023 Session Review: Making Communities Safer Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Session review HB 1025 , HB 1054 , HB 1268 , HB 1373 , HB 1380 , HB 1513 , HB 1682 , SB 5352 , and SB 5536 July 2023 Auto theft, Crime prevention, Criminal Justice Training Commission, Criminal street gangs, Drug addiction, Encampments, Homelessness, Law enforcement, Mental health, Police, Possession/controlled substance, Prisons, Sentencing enhancements, State v. Blake, Substance abuse, Substance use disorder (SUD), and Vehicular pursuits
2023 Top Ten Good/Bad/Bipartisan Bills Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Veterans & Military Session review HB 1000 , HB 1007 , HB 1011 , HB 1013 , HB 1025 , HB 1074 , HB 1131 , HB 1143 , HB 1169 , HB 1173 , HB 1181 , HB 1189 , HB 1210 , HB 1240 , HB 1245 , HB 1268 , HB 1274 , HB 1282 , HB 1293 , HB 1301 , HB 1324 , HB 1328 , HB 1355 , HB 1373 , HB 1380 , HB 1389 , HB 1401 , HB 1402 , HB 1436 , HB 1474 , HB 1513 , HB 1564 , HB 1589 , HB 1615 , HB 1628 , HB 1638 , HB 1670 , HB 1682 , HB 1704 , HB 1724 , HB 1730 , HB 1766 , HB 1777 , SB 5048 , SB 5082 , SB 5217 , SB 5229 , SB 5268 , SB 5499 , and SB 5599 April 2023 2023 interim, Advisory votes, Affordable housing, Apprenticeships, Assault weapons, Auto theft, Behavioral health, Child malnutrition, Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB), Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), Department of Commerce, Drunk/impaired driving, Education savings account, Encampments, Ergonomics, Firearms, Gender affirming, Guns and Second Amendment, High school, Hope cards, Housing, Incarcerated individual release, Law enforcement, Learning loss, Legal financial obligations, Light mitigation, Long-term care services, Lot splitting, Military service credit, Minority-owned business, Musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, Parental rights, Peace Officers, Private right of action, Property taxes, Protection orders, Real estate excise tax (REET), Rent increase, Reproductive services, Sales and use taxes, School district boards, Sentencing enhancements, Sexual assault kits, Small business assistance, Special education, Traffic tickets/infractions, Trooper Recruitment Program, Urban growth, Veteran, Washington State Patrol, Women-owned business, Work at 21+ establishment, and Working Families Tax Credit
Abortion Health Care , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief HB 1851 June 2022 Abortion, Constitutional law, Courts, and Roe v. Wade
Concerns from 2021 Police Reform Legislation Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief HB 1054 and HB 1310 August 2021 Behavioral health, Chokehold, De-escalate, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Drunk/impaired driving, Firearms, Involuntary Treatment Act, Law enforcement, Mental health, Police reform, and Use of force
End-of-Session Messaging (2021 Session) Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Higher Education , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Veterans & Military Session review HB 1001 , HB 1010 , HB 1020 , HB 1029 , HB 1054 , HB 1076 , HB 1078 , HB 1080 , HB 1084 , HB 1091 , HB 1095 , HB 1099 , HB 1103 , HB 1114 , HB 1130 , HB 1137 , HB 1168 , HB 1170 , HB 1228 , HB 1236 , HB 1267 , HB 1277 , HB 1279 , HB 1297 , HB 1310 , HB 1332 , HB 1334 , HB 1381 , HB 1410 , HB 1438 , HB 1457 , HB 1557 , SB 5038 , SB 5051 , SB 5092 , SB 5096 , SB 5126 , SB 5165 , SB 5191 , SB 5193 , SB 5476 , and SB 5478 April 2021 Affordable housing, B&O taxes, Behavioral health, Broadband, Cap and tax, Cap and trade, Capital budget, Capital gains tax, Car tab fees, Climate change, Community and technical colleges, Derelict vessels, Drug and alcohol treatment, Emergency powers, Eviction, Felon voting, Firearms, Fish passage barriers, Foreclosures, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forest practices, Growth management act (GMA), Guns and Second Amendment, Homelessness, K-12 education, Landlord/tenant law, Law enforcement, Low carbon fuel standard, Manufacturing jobs and firms/business, Mental health, Natural gas, Open carry, Operating budget, Peace Officers, Police reform, Possession/controlled substance, Property taxes, Public works assistance account, Qui tam, Sales and use taxes, Seniors, State v. Blake, Transportation budget, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Urban heat islands, Veteran, and Working Families Tax Credit
End-of-Session Messaging (2022 Session) Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Higher Education , Housing , Human Services , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Veterans & Military Session review HB 1015 , HB 1091 , HB 1099 , HB 1181 , HB 1280 , HB 1286 , HB 1594 , HB 1603 , HB 1623 , HB 1630 , HB 1633 , HB 1641 , HB 1655 , HB 1656 , HB 1692 , HB 1705 , HB 1719 , HB 1727 , HB 1735 , HB 1772 , HB 1785 , HB 1787 , HB 1788 , HB 1800 , HB 1837 , HB 1838 , HB 1874 , HB 1876 , HB 1898 , HB 1912 , HB 1913 , HB 1967 , HB 1973 , HB 1984 , HB 2015 , HB 2019 , HB 2037 , HB 2056 , SB 5042 , SB 5078 , SB 5126 , SB 5528 , SB 5532 , SB 5651 , SB 5689 , SB 5693 , SB 5722 , SB 5919 , SB 5974 , and SB 5975 March 2022 Affordable housing, Cap and trade, Capital budget, Emergency powers, Guns and Second Amendment, Homelessness, Law enforcement, Long-term care services, Low carbon fuel standard, Move Ahead Washington, Operating budget, Payroll tax, Sales and use taxes, Transportation budget, and Vehicular pursuits
ESSB 5476 – State v. Blake Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Bill brief HB 1558 , HB 1559 , HB 1560 , HB 1561 , HB 1562 , and SB 5476 April 2021 Behavioral health, Courts, Courts and criminal justice funding, Drug and alcohol treatment, Drug crimes, Mental health, Possession/controlled substance, State v. Blake, and Substance use disorder (SUD)
HB 1076 – Qui Tam Actions Jobs, Business & Economy , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Bill brief HB 1076 April 2021 Department of Labor & Industries, Employment discrimination, Employment law, False claims, Human Rights Commission, Labor law, LNI, Local government, Medicaid fraud, Minimum wage, Qui tam, Wage and hour laws, and Whistleblower
HRC Priorities and Agenda (2021) Agriculture & Water , Children & Families , Education K-12 , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Higher Education , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , Redistricting , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Tribes , Veterans & Military Messaging HB 1054 and HB 1091 March 2021
Police Reform Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief HB 1064 and HB 3003 November 2020 Criminal Justice Training Commission, De-escalate, Deadly force, Defund, I-940, Initiative 940, Law enforcement, Police, and Police reform
SB 5051 – Peace and Corrections Officer Accountability Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Issue brief SB 5051 April 2021 Corrections Officers, Criminal Justice Training Commission, Law enforcement, Peace Officers, and Police
SB 5536 – Blake/Drug Possession Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Bill brief SB 5476 and SB 5536 April 2023 Drug and alcohol treatment, Drug paraphernalia, Opioid, Possession/controlled substance, Safe consumption, State v. Blake, Substance abuse, and Substance use disorder (SUD)
SB 5536 – Blake/Drug Possession (Special Session) Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts Bill brief SB 5476 and SB 5536 May 2023 2023 interim, Drug and alcohol treatment, Drug paraphernalia, Opioid, Possession/controlled substance, Safe consumption, State v. Blake, Substance abuse, and Substance use disorder (SUD)
Top 10 – 2021 – Good Bills – Bad Bills Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Tribes , Veterans & Military Session review HB 1001 , HB 1054 , HB 1076 , HB 1078 , HB 1084 , HB 1091 , HB 1095 , HB 1099 , HB 1103 , HB 1114 , HB 1117 , HB 1137 , HB 1168 , HB 1170 , HB 1193 , HB 1236 , HB 1251 , HB 1279 , HB 1310 , HB 1313 , HB 1332 , HB 1335 , HB 1410 , HB 1438 , HB 1455 , HB 1457 , HB 1480 , SB 5010 , SB 5036 , SB 5038 , SB 5051 , SB 5061 , SB 5096 , SB 5126 , SB 5141 , SB 5188 , SB 5191 , SB 5193 , SB 5220 , and SB 5478 April 2021 Cap and tax, Capital gains tax, Carbon issues/carbon pricing/carbon tax, Climate Commitment Act, Credit history, Discrimination, Environmental justice, Eviction, Felon voting, Firearms, Foreclosures, Forest fires and wildfire prevention/suppression, Forestry issues, Guns and Second Amendment, Jails, Law enforcement, Manufacturing jobs and firms/business, Open carry, Physical disabilities, Police reform, Prisons, Property taxes, Qui tam, Road maintenance, Salmon issues/funding, Seniors, Social security numbers (SSNs), Tribal affairs, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Unemployment tax, Urban heat islands, Use of force, and Veteran
Top 10 – 2022 – Good Bills – Bad Bills Children & Families , Energy, Utilities & Technology , Environment & Natural Resources , Health Care , Housing , Human Services , Jobs, Business & Economy , Land Use & Property Rights , Local Government , Public Safety, Law Enforcement & Courts , State Budgets , State Government & Elections , Taxes & Fees , Transportation , Veterans & Military Session review HB 1015 , HB 1099 , HB 1117 , HB 1169 , HB 1181 , HB 1280 , HB 1286 , HB 1359 , HB 1486 , HB 1594 , HB 1623 , HB 1630 , HB 1633 , HB 1641 , HB 1643 , HB 1655 , HB 1656 , HB 1681 , HB 1691 , HB 1692 , HB 1705 , HB 1719 , HB 1727 , HB 1735 , HB 1753 , HB 1756 , HB 1767 , HB 1770 , HB 1772 , HB 1785 , HB 1787 , HB 1788 , HB 1800 , HB 1837 , HB 1838 , HB 1850 , HB 1868 , HB 1874 , HB 1876 , HB 1898 , HB 1904 , HB 1951 , HB 1982 , HB 1984 , HB 2015 , HB 2019 , HB 2037 , HB 2056 , SB 5042 , SB 5078 , SB 5155 , SB 5528 , SB 5532 , SB 5597 , SB 5651 , SB 5722 , SB 5801 , SB 5974 , and SB 5975 March 2022 Arrest/criminal record, B&O taxes, Ballot, Behavioral health, Capital budget, Clean energy, Climate Commitment Act, Criminal conviction, Data privacy, Drive-by shootings, Elections, Emergency powers, Energy codes, Ergonomics, Farming, Firearms, Ghost guns, Growth management act (GMA), Guns and Second Amendment, Hospitals, Industrial insurance, Law enforcement, Liquor licenses, Long-term care services, Mental health, Military equipment, Misdemeanor, Move Ahead Washington, Natural gas, Net zero, Oil-spill prevention, Payroll tax, Peace Officers, Police, Power sources/generators, Prejudgment interest, Prescription drugs, Property taxes, Psychologists, Real estate taxes, Rent increase, Retail, Riparian, Safety rest areas, Salmon issues/funding, School choice, Sentencing, Sound Transit, Suicide prevention, Teaching, Theft, Transportation budget, Underserved communities, Unemployment compensation and insurance, Use of force, Vehicle titles/registration, Vehicular pursuits, Voting Rights Act, and Working Families Tax Credit
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