Another bill that was heard this week is HB 1194, addressing the death benefits of a surviving spouse of a member of the LEOFF or WSP retirement system. This bill and its companion, SB 5246, were brought to the legislature through the LEOFF 2 Board. Several of the surviving spouses of officers killed in the line of duty were in Olympia on Tuesday to testify. Their heartfelt testimony brought tears to the eyes of several committee members and those of us in the audience that have sworn to never forget the sacrifices of our officers. Because of the fiscal impact of this bill, it will be referred to the Appropriations Committee when it passes out of the House Labor Committee.