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Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill signed into law

Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill signed into law

OLYMPIA – A bill that takes another step toward decriminalizing poverty by removing non-payment of moving violation-based traffic infractions from a list of actions that can lead to criminal enforcement of license suspensions was approved by the Senate today, which sends the bill to Governor Inslee for consideration. SB 5226, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), removes criminal penalties for an inability to pay traffic fines.

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Salomon’s bill to boost critical Orca food supply headed to governor’s desk

Salomon’s bill to boost critical Orca food supply headed to governor’s desk

OLYMPIA – A bill aimed at restoring salmon habitat for Puget Sound orcas struggling to find enough food to survive was approved by the Senate on Tuesday and is headed to the governor’s desk for consideration. Senate Bill 5273, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), would require residential property owners to use an alternative that has the least amount of negative impact on marine life when replacing existing shoreline seawalls.

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Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill headed to governor's desk

Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill headed to governor's desk

OLYMPIA – A bill that takes another step toward decriminalizing poverty by removing non-payment of moving violation-based traffic infractions from a list of actions that can lead to criminal enforcement of license suspensions was approved by the Senate today, which sends the bill to Governor Inslee for consideration. SB 5226, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), removes criminal penalties for an inability to pay traffic fines.

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Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill approved by House

Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill approved by House

OLYMPIA – A bill that takes another step toward decriminalizing poverty by removing non-payment of moving violation-based traffic infractions from a list of actions that can lead to criminal enforcement of license suspensions was approved by the House of Representatives on Saturday with a strong bipartisan vote of 80-17. SB 5226, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), would remove criminal penalties for an inability to pay traffic fines.

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NCEL Media Advisory: Legislators from Five States Pursue Policies to Prevent Future Pandemics Caused By Wildlife Diseases

NCEL Media Advisory: Legislators from Five States Pursue Policies to Prevent Future Pandemics Caused By Wildlife Diseases

ADVISORY: State Senator Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline) will be participating in a media event today at 10 a.m. that will call attention to the increase in wildlife trafficking and its effects spreading of infectious diseases. Below is a media advisory from the event host, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators.


Washington, D.C. -- One year into COVID-19, five states are working on legislation to prevent future pandemics. Currently, 75% of emerging infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, originate in animals. These ...

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Salomon’s bill to boost critical Orca food supply approved by House

Salomon’s bill to boost critical Orca food supply approved by House

OLYMPIA – A bill aimed at restoring salmon habitat for Puget Sound orcas struggling to find enough food to survive was approved by the House of Representatives on Sunday. Senate Bill 5273, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), would require residential property owners to use an alternative that has the least amount of negative impact on marine life when replacing existing shoreline seawalls.

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Salomon bills win Senate approval before key legislative cutoff

Salomon bills win Senate approval before key legislative cutoff

OLYMPIA – With the 2021 mostly remote legislative session now entering the second half, Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline) has sponsored five bills that have earned Senate approval and will continue on in the legislative process. More information on Salomon’s bills that are now in the House of Representatives is available below and at senatedemocrats.wa.gov/salomon.

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Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill approved by Senate

Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill approved by Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill that takes another step toward decriminalizing poverty by removing non-payment of moving violation-based traffic infractions from a list of actions that can lead to criminal enforcement of license suspensions was approved by the Senate on Monday with a bipartisan vote of 33-16. SB 5226, sponsored by Sen. Jesse Salomon (D-Shoreline), would remove criminal penalties for an inability to pay traffic fines.

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