House approval

By: - May 16, 2023 2:43 pm

The bill passed the House 83-13 with two members excused. 

It now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk where he could sign it as soon as today.

Jamila Taylor, D-Federal Way, left, and House Speaker Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, right, celebrate after House passage of compromise legislation to overhaul the state’s drug possession laws, on May 16, 2023. (Laurel Demkovich/Washington State Standard)

The 83-13 final vote count is seen displayed in the House chamber after legislation to increase penalties for drug possession passes in the chamber on May 16, 2023. (Laurel Demkovich/Washington State Standard)


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Laurel Demkovich
Laurel Demkovich

Laurel joined States Newsroom in 2023 after almost three years as a statehouse reporter for the Spokesman-Review. She covers state government, the Legislature and all other Olympia news.