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Hunt bill would increase license renewal frequency for older drivers

Hunt bill would increase license renewal frequency for older drivers

Olympia – Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) has sponsored legislation to increase road safety by reducing the length of time before an older driver’s license expires. Washington saw the second-highest increase in road fatalities in 2022, despite road deaths declining nationwide. Senate Bill 5560 joins a slate of bills aimed at promoting traffic safety this session. “This isn’t always a comfortable conversation, ...

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Hunt, Mena proposal makes voting a civic duty

Hunt, Mena proposal makes voting a civic duty

Olympia–A new proposal sponsored by Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) and Rep. Sharlett Mena (D-Tacoma) would make voting a civic duty. Universal civic duty voting (SB 5209/HB 1220) would require eligible voters to register and submit a ballot. The proposal would allow voters to obtain a waiver for registering to vote and allow voters to submit a full, partial, ...

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22nd LD Virtual Townhall Jan. 26 7 PM

22nd LD Virtual Townhall Jan. 26 7 PM

OLYMPIA-- Please join your lawmakers from the 22nd Legislative District for a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26. This is their chance to hear from you as well as update you on their work in at the Legislature on your behalf. The 22nd District includes Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater. WHO: Sen. Sam Hunt, Rep. Laurie Dolan, Read More

New law: Gross misdemeanor for portrayal of fraudulent drop boxes

New law: Gross misdemeanor for portrayal of fraudulent drop boxes

Legislation signed into law by the governor this week makes misrepresentation of an unofficial ballot drop box a gross misdemeanor. Senate Bill 5015, sponsored by Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia), would hold anyone who provides a voter with faulty election equipment or misleading or incorrect information guilty of a gross misdemeanor. The penalty for a gross misdemeanor is a maximum of ...

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Retired public employees protected from pandemic impacts

Retired public employees protected from pandemic impacts

OLYMPIA — Legislation signed into law this week by the governor will protect public employee’s retirement plans from any budget moves because of the pandemic. Average final salary and earned service credits must include any compensation that was forgone as a result of reduced work hours, mandatory leave without pay, temporary layoffs, furloughs, reductions to the current pay, or other similar ...

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Ella Bayer serves as page in Washington State Senate

Ella Bayer serves as page in Washington State Senate

Ella Bayer, 14, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 31. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) sponsored Bayer’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused ...

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Bryce Weppler serves as page in Washington State Senate

Bryce Weppler serves as page in Washington State Senate

Bryce Weppler, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 31. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) sponsored Weppler’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused ...

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Adia Waters serves as page in Washington State Senate

Adia Waters serves as page in Washington State Senate

Adia Waters, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 24. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) sponsored Waters’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused ...

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Lacy Nadeau serves as page in Washington State Senate

Lacy Nadeau serves as page in Washington State Senate

Lacy Nadeau, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 17. Pages are sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, sponsored Nadeau’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused on ...

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Hunt’s presidential primary bill passes out of Senate

Hunt’s presidential primary bill passes out of Senate

A measure to make Washington’s presidential primary process more accessible and relevant passed out of the state Senate on Jan. 30. Senate Bill 5273, sponsored by Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia), would move Washington’s presidential primary to the second Tuesday in March. California, Texas, Massachusetts, Alabama and seven other states have primaries and caucuses scheduled for the first Tuesday in March.

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