Inslee signs the bill

By: - May 16, 2023 4:36 pm

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill shortly before 4:30 p.m.

Inslee called it a “sensible, common sense and effective policy” providing a bridge between accountability and treatment.

Five Democratic lawmakers – House Speaker Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig, D-Spokane, Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett, who was the bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland and Rep. Jamila Taylor, D-Federal Way – joined him for the signing. 

No Republicans participated.

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Jerry Cornfield
Jerry Cornfield

Jerry Cornfield joined the Standard after 20 years covering Olympia statehouse news for The Everett Herald. Earlier in his career, he worked for daily and weekly papers in Santa Barbara, California.