Washington’s Short Special Session Ends - State and Federal Communications

May 17, 2023  •  

Washington’s Short Special Session Ends

Washington State Capitol Building - Cacophony

The Washington Legislature adjourned a one-day special session after passing a new drug possession law. The new bill makes it a gross misdemeanor to use drugs in public or possess small amounts of drugs and adds alternative sentencing for minor drug offenses. The original bill failed on the last day of the regular session, with both progressive Democrats and Republicans voting down the bill. The new law is a compromise between the parties, with both sides getting inclusions into the law.

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