Public Safety

Walsh’s uniform bill approved by Senate   Legislation to allow corrections officers’ uniforms to be made by the private sector passed the Washington State Senate Feb. 29. House Bill 2346 was approved with a vote of 45-3. Rep. Maureen Walsh, the sponsor of the bill, said she was pleased that the Legislature saw the common sense... Read More...
House approves two bills sponsored by Walsh (with audio)   The House of Representatives has adopted two measures sponsored by Rep. Maureen Walsh. The first bill, passed Feb. 11, would end the practice of having corrections uniforms made by prison inmates. The legislation was prompted by corrections officers from Walla Walla Penitentiary contacting Walsh with their concerns. House Bill... Read More...
House committee unanimously passes correctional uniforms bill after testimony   The House Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee today unanimously passed a measure to allow correctional officers’ uniforms be made by the private sector, rather than inmates. House Bill 2346, sponsored by Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, would exempt corrections officers’ uniforms from the state requirement for all agencies... Read More...