Inslee signs the bill
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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