Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I certainly wish I were experiencing that warming climate. I’ve got about a half foot of snow at home and it’s still falling. On days like this, zooming is a welcomed option for connecting with people and for testifying or commenting on legislation being proposed in Olympia. Note that what happens in Olympia affects the counties.
Last week I sent out some links and information about a few state bills that would have a chilling effect on the ability of our sheriff’s department to do its job. I’m glad to report that the idea of prohibiting K-9 units to arrest or apprehend suspects is no longer moving, at least for now. In the meantime, I heard of a bill (HB 1176) that was working its way through the House, allowing high school students who willfully and intentionally vandalize or destroy school property to get their diplomas and transcripts without first paying for the damages. You may want to offer your comments on that bill.
Two days ago, SB 5444 was introduced. It sets forth a framework for implementing a per mile charge on electric and hybrid vehicles, effective July 1, 2026 and other policy features.
This year’s legislative session ends (sine die) April 25, 2021. Below are links for you to connect with your reps and comment on legislation.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Grateful for You!