Washington legislature

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The Washington House has taken a step toward punishing people who misrepresent their animals as service animals.


Some of the bills a legislative body like the Washington legislature considers each year are serious and important. Many are mundane; simple fixes to existing law. And some are light-hearted.

House Committee Votes to Lower School Bond Threshold

Feb 2, 2018
Doug Nadvornick/SPR

A Washington state Senate committee voted Friday to lower the threshold for approving school bond issues.

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A western Washington legislator is working to change a state law that forbids officials from planning an evacuation or relocation of people after a nuclear attack.

Washington Legislature Takes Up Gun Bills

Jan 18, 2018
NBC News

The new legislative session in Washington has revived debates about several contentious issues: property rights, water rights and development in rural areas, a possible carbon tax and, this week, limitations on the ownership of guns and gun accessories.

On Monday, the Senate Law and Justice Committee, with Democrats back in the majority, held hearings on several gun control bills.