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‘Alicia’s Law’ would fund child exploitation task force in Washington state

Senate Bill 5215 would use unclaimed lottery prize money to fund child exploitation investigations. Sen. Pam Roach is prime sponsor of the bill to allocate up to $2 million every two years Washington’s branch of Internet Crimes Against Children, one of 61 national task forces dedicated to ending child exploitation online. Continue reading ‘Alicia’s Law’ would fund child exploitation task force in Washington state

Wednesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

Here's our 15-minute recap of Wednesday's legislative activities on "Legislative Review." We cover a bill known as "Sheena's Law" named after the victim of a murder-suicide in Spokane. Plus, mobile home owners and landlords clash over a bill that would make changes to leases. The show also has highlights from a debate over a bill known by supporters as the Early Start Act. Continue reading Wednesday recap on ‘Legislative Review’

Sheena’s Law, other mental health bills get hearing in House committee

The House Judiciary Committee hearing reviewed Sheena's Law and three other mental health bills Wednesday which would add additional standards to commit someone into mental health treatment and give the court alternatives to long-term hospitalization. Continue reading Sheena’s Law, other mental health bills get hearing in House committee
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