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    Law would establish Office of Equity in Washington state     Growing diversity in Washington warrants Office of Equity     Proposed bill aims to eliminate systemic inequities OLYMPIA―A group of 46 Democratic representatives aims to create an Office of Equity in Washington state to promote...
    Would make recommendations to Legislature this year     Seeks to make to make tax system that “better serves” Washington residents A proposal by Sen. Bob Hasegawa, D-Beacon Hill, would create a Washington state revenue reform task force to review the state tax system and make...
    Creation of statewide threat assessment best-practices     Adds School Resource Officer training standards  School resource officers, threat assessments, and statewide school safety best practices are all topics of proposed legislation this year, however, none of the five bills are...
    B&O rate for printers of materials other than newspapers would be lower through 2056     Preferential B&O rate for certain timber manufacturers would also be extended through 2056 A bipartisan bill introduced in the Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee...
    Changes the definitions of agency and legislature in state Public Records Act     Creates new permanent exemptions for withholding records     Distinguishes legislators from other elected public officials  Legislation proposed on the last day of January would largely exempt state...
Cities that ban certain dog breeds would have to provide an appeal process for owners under proposed legislation that makes exceptions for good dogs of outlawed pedigree. According to DogsBite, a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims of dog maulings, 28 cities in Washington have...
OLYMPIA — A plan to may go into effect to better prepare Washington state public schools for natural or human-caused catastrophic incidents, by request of the state Military Department. House Bill 1200 was co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of ten representatives and introduced by Rep. Laurie Dolan...
    Review team could determine common factors of youth suicide     Lawmakers aim to target intervention programs for youth suicide risk     Bill would allow a review team to study past youth suicides in the state OLYMPIA ― A bipartisan group of  lawmakers have proposed a bill to create...
    Commercial establishments would be barred from hosting dwarf tossing events     Dwarfs would no longer be used as sporting equipment     Dwarf tossing would be banned from contests and promotions OLYMPIA ― A proposed bill would ban the exploitation of dwarfs at commercial establishments...
    Legislation would establish regulatory framework for small, wheeled-robots     State Dept. of Transportation wants more safety features The automation of life has increased significantly over the past decade. Smartphone, drones, artificial intelligence like as Alexa and Siri, and delivery...

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