There have been a ton of bills introduced during legislative sessions. A lot of bills this year were adverse to the interests of WACOPS members. We wanted to give a brief review of some of the bad bills that were killed this session.
HB 1017: Allowing for more than one vacation of a misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor conviction.
HB 1024: Reducing the penalty for possession of controlled substances.
HB 1253: Addressing worker reporting of workplace injuries for purposes of industrial insurance.
HB 1343: Concerning spirits retailers when selling for resale.
SHB 1537: Concerning state liquor control board enforcement officers.
HB 1910: Encouraging effective oversight of law enforcement conduct.
HB 1951: Clarifying the authority of local law enforcement agencies to use unmarked vehicles.
ESB 5226: Protecting public sector workers’ rights through public disclosure of public sector unions’ finances.
SB 5732: Encouraging effective oversight of law enforcement conduct.
SB 5955: Reimbursing the criminal justice training commission for basic law enforcement training.
SB 5982: Addressing retirement age provisions for new members of the state retirement systems administered by the department of retirement systems.
SB 6076: Garnishing public pensions to pay for the costs of incarceration of a public employee convicted of a felony for misconduct associated with such person’s service as a public employee.
SB 6077: Authorizing forfeiture of the pension of a public employee convicted of a felony for misconduct associated with such person’s service as a public employee.
More information about these bills can be found in the WACOPS Bill Report below.