“ Those of us in law enforcement like to enforce nice, bright lines with clear distinctions about what’s legal and what’s not. Obviously, the situation with medical marijuana in our state is anything but that.”
– King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, speaking Tuesday in support of a proposal by Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, to unite the state’s medical and recreational marijuana systems.
WEDNESDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
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House Bill 1093 concerns the use of personal drones. The bill prohibits the use of the unmanned aircraft with sensing equipment that can collect personal information, such as photos of people. The House Committee on Technology and Economic Development will hear the bill at 8 a.m. in Room C of the John L. O’Brien building.
The Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor will hear a bill concerning the sale of alcohol in growlers. Senate Bill 5213 would allow properly licensed businesses to sell wine in growlers, half-gallon bottles meant to be reused.
Currently, only domestic wineries that have retail locations can sell their wine in growlers and kegs, and can only do so with wine they produce. The hearing will take place in Room 1 of the J.A. Cherberg Building at 1:30 p.m.
THURSDAY IN THE LEGISLATURE
House Bill 5085 would expand eligibility of those who can receive a Gold Star license plate. The bill allows the siblings of members of the armed forces who died in service to have Gold Star license plates, which currently are issued to the mother, father, widow or widower, and children of those who died in service. The Senate Committee on Transportation will hear the bill in Room 1 of the J.A. Cherberg Building at 3:30 p.m.
ELSEWHERE ON CAMPUS
Fix Democracy First!, WAmend, and other groups will convene Wednesday to protest the 2010 Citizens United decision, which loosened rules on independent spending in elections. The event kicks off in the Washington Room of the Pritchard Building at 9 a.m.
Senate Bill 5344 would require primary and general election ballots to have pre-paid postage on their return envelopes. The bill, which is sponsored by Democratic state Sen. Bob Hasegawa of Seattle, would require the state to reimburse counties for the cost of the return postage.