Boys and Men commission bill dies, pursuit measure advances in WA
The statute’s first deadline of 2023 killed hopes of a Washington State Commission on Boys and Men. Here’s what else happened this week.
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The law’s first deadline of 2023 has killed hopes of a Washington State Commission on Boys and Men.
Donor House Bill 1270 says statistics show boys and girls are more likely to have trouble in school and die by suicide and needs research to help find solutions.
The motion of Representative Mary Dye, (R) Pomeroy, failed in a hearing.
Non-budgetary bills not passed by the committee before February 17 are considered dead for the session.
House Majority Leader Joe Fitzgibbon, (D) West Seattle, said the state needs to be careful, “that we don’t narrow down to just the part of our society that benefits most in history. history.”
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A bill changes when police can chase suspects who have left the committee ahead of time, along with measures to make drug possession a misdemeanor.
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House Bill 1143 will require gun buyers to obtain a license and attend gun safety classes. It was passed out of commission and backed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee.
“Who could object to some modest level of safety training before you have a gun,” Inslee said, “I don’t know how you would argue against that. Everyone can get another qualified person.
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