McCabe zeroes in on community, children safety measures during 2016 legislative session

Rep. Gina McCabe's bills that would improve public safety were approved by their respective committees this week, and will advance to the next stage of the legislative process.

House Bill 2183, or “Erin's Law,” would establish a task force to develop sexual abuse prevention curriculum for grades K-12.

House Bill 2287, called the “Travis Alert Act,” would help first responders identify needs and best practices when helping persons with disabilities during emergencies.

House Bill 2639 would require the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to study and analyze the costs and advantages to equipping school buses with seat belts.

House Bill 2711 would commission a study to determine the availability of sexual assault nurse examiners in Washington, and make recommendations for improvements.

House Bill 2970 would strengthen current voyeurism laws and address voyeuristic practices like “up-skirting.”

“When I began serving the 14th District, I came into the position ready to work on solutions that would keep our children and most vulnerable safe,” said McCabe, R-Goldendale. “If passed, this legislation will help take Washington's school and community safety to the next level.”

All legislation McCabe sponsored this session was approved by committees prior to the Friday, Feb. 5 policy committee cutoff deadline imposed by the Legislature. All policy bills that have not passed out of their respective committees before the deadline will likely not advance further this legislative session.

“Ideas for many of the bills I've sponsored have come directly from constituents,” said McCabe. “This is why it is so important for people to be involved with their state government.”


Washington State House Republican Communications