Radio Report: Legislature passes three citizen initiatives; measures to become law June 5

Three citizen initiatives to the Legislature will become law June 5th following House and Senate passage Monday in Olympia. John Sattgast reports.

 Radio Report Transcript

SATTGAST: Representative Gina Mosbrucker says Initiative 2113 to allow “reasonable suspicion” standards for police pursuits will restore the ability of law enforcement officers to do their jobs.

MOSBRUCKER: “Police morale will go up. People won’t be disillusioned. Communities will be safe. You’ll see crime go down.”

SATTGAST: House and Senate lawmakers also approved Initiative 2081, creating a Parents’ Bill of Rights. Representative Travis Couture says it puts parents first.

COUTURE: “Because the first teacher in every child’s life is the parent. And the state does not own our kids.”

SATTGAST: Initiative 2111 would prohibit state and local personal income taxes. Representative Ed Orcutt is the House Republican Finance Committee leader.

ORCUTT: “This may not provide tax relief, but the citizens will be relieved with the passage of this bill that they will not be subject to an income tax.”

SATTGAST: The three initiatives become law without the governor’s signature 90 days after the Legislature adjourns on Thursday.

John Sattgast, the state Capitol.


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