APRIL 11 is the deadline to get opposite house bills passed in the 2021 Legislature
From the LWVWA Legislative team…
Take Action to End Debt-Based Driver’s License Suspensions
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.” Ask the District 13 representatives to vote no.
The Senate Must Vote Now for a Price on Carbon
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. Ask Senator Warnick to vote yes on SB 5126.
Visit the LWV Current Actions page to learn how to support all current legislative actions.