Jan 15 2018
OLYMPIA — Today Attorney General Bob Ferguson testified in front of the Senate Committee on Law and Justice Committee to support two gun safety bills advanced by his office. One bill limits high capacity magazines to 10 rounds. The other requires enhanced background checks for individuals buying assault weapons, guaranteeing a waiting period of up to 10 days for assault weapon purchases.
May 8 2017
The governor today signed into law Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bipartisan legislation prohibiting businesses that have willfully violated state wage theft laws from being awarded government contracts.
Apr 17 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to establish a clearinghouse to connect current and former service members in Washington state to pro bono legal service providers passed the Senate today in an overwhelming, bipartisan 95-0 vote. House Bill 1055 is sponsored by Rep. Christine Kilduff, D–University Place. Sen. Steve O’Ban, R–Pierce County, is the prime sponsor of its companion, Senate Bill 5021.
Apr 17 2017
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Legislature established an important protection for victims of human trafficking today.
Apr 13 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bipartisan legislation to provide more transparency to students regarding their borrowing passed the Washington State Legislature today with a unanimous vote of the Senate.
Apr 11 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bipartisan legislation to combat the financial exploitation and neglect of vulnerable adults in Washington state passed the Senate on Monday by a unanimous vote. The measure, House Bill 1153, overwhelmingly passed the House by a vote of 92-4 in February.
Mar 2 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Student Loan Bill of Rights legislation passed the Washington House of Representatives on Wednesday with bipartisan support.
Feb 27 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bipartisan legislation to combat both financial exploitation and neglect of vulnerable adults in Washington state passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 92-4.
Feb 13 2017
OLYMPIA — An agency request bill from Attorney General Bob Ferguson to protect human trafficking victims from their traffickers passed the House of Representatives with unanimous, bipartisan support. Rep. Tina Orwall, D—Des Moines, is the prime sponsor of House Bill 1079, and Sen. Mike Padden, R—Spokane Valley, is the prime sponsor of its companion, Senate Bill 5029.
Feb 8 2017
An agency request bill from Attorney General Bob Ferguson aimed at extending the window of opportunity to prosecute human traffickers for their crimes today passed the Senate with unanimous bipartisan support. The bill extends the statute of limitations on human trafficking to match that of non-lethal arson and updates the definition of commercial sex to include “anything of value,” rather than simply a fee.