Legislative Issues

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Current Legislation Issues

Bill 5912 was passed on June 29, 2013. This bill makes some significant changes in the laws concerning driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquors and drugs. 

Click HERE for a report putting the many aspects of the bill in plain English. There are parts of the bill which are significant to Misdemeanant Probation. 
Click HERE to read the actual bill as signed by the governor. 
There will be discussions and reviews of the bill in the weeks to come. We will keep you appraised of the issues relevant to Misdemeanant Probation. 


 We will keep you appraised of  proposed legislation that may be of interest to Misdemeanant Probation. Check back for updates. 


The following is copied from the State Legislature Website:

Statutes and Constitution
Revised Code of Washington (RCW) — View the table of contents of the RCW. You can navigate the statutes by title, chapter, and section.

RCW Dispositions — Notes of which sections have been repealed, decodified, and recodified, arranged by title and chapter.

State Constitution — The plan for the operation of Washington State government, describing the three branches of government (executive, legislative and judicial) and defining the rights of the people. The online version of the State Constitution is updated once a year.

Agency Rules and Regulations
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) — Regulations of executive branch agencies are issued by authority of statutes. Like legislation and the Constitution, regulations are a source of primary law in Washington State. The WAC codifies the regulations and arranges them by subject or agency. The online version of the WAC is updated twice a month.

Washington State Register (WSR) — The Washington State Register is a biweekly publication. It includes notices of proposed and expedited rules, emergency and permanently adopted rules, public meetings, requests for public input, notices of rules review, executive orders of the governor, court rules, summary of attorney general opinions, juvenile disposition standards, the state maximum interest rate, an index, and WAC to WSR table.

Legislative Procedural Rules