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Lunell Haught, President
Under current law, two people charged with a moving violation may be subjected to vastly different consequences based solely on their ability to pay the resulting fine. Those who are unable to pay can be charged with the crime of Driving While License Suspended in the 3rd degree (DWLS3), which may result in additional fines and even jail time. DWLS3 is one of the most commonly charged crimes in Washington and disproportionately impacts people of color and young adults. The law needs to be reformed, but SB 5226 as amended does not do the job. Tell your representatives to restore the bill to its original form and stop punishing people for “driving while poor.”
We are running out of time to put a price on carbon. Ask your senator to vote for SB 5126, the Washington Climate Commitment Act. This investment now will save money later.
The LWVWA supports the following League Legislative Issues in the current Washington state legislative session. Click on an issue to learn more, including current and upcoming bills affecting the issue. In this virtual legislative session, you can also testify for a bill online.
Elections | Voting rights restoration passes the Senate.
Natural Resources | Northwest older forests find new significance combating global warming.
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