Hawkins’ statement on passage of bipartisan drug possession bill
State Sen. Brad Hawkins issued the following statement on the passage of the bipartisan drug possession legislation, Senate Bill 5536. “I’m thankful to Governor Inslee for calling this special session because Washington needed to establish a statewide framework for drug possession. Clarifying our drug possession law was one of the...
Hawkins issues statement on passage of Senate’s drug possession bill
The Washington State Senate today approved Senate Bill 5536 sponsored by Sen. June Robinson, D-Everett. It represents the first major step this legislative session to address a temporary drug possession law that sunsets this July. In 2021, the State Supreme Court’s Blake Decision struck down Washington’s felony drug possession statute as...