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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2006
Media Advisory: Attorney General to testify on “Operation: Allied Against Meth” bill Monday

OLYMPIA–Attorney General Rob McKenna will present the “Operation: Allied Against Meth” task force legislation to the Senate Human Services and Corrections Committee Monday.

ACTUALITY: “Monday’s hearing will be the first hearing of our omnibus meth bill which came out of the statewide task force that I formed to address ways in which the state can attack the plague of meth which is affecting so many of our communities.” (14 seconds)

The hearing on Senate Bill 6239 is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in Olympia. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam, Sen. Mark Doumit of Cathlamet and Sen. Stephen Johnson of Kent includes more funding for local meth action efforts, more effective sentences for meth addicts, increased treatment opportunities and enhanced tools for local governments to clean up meth-ravaged homes.

ACTUALITY: “I hope that people from around the state who are concerned about meth will attend the hearing on Monday and if they can’t attend, I hope they’ll call their legislators to express support for the bill at 800-562-6000.” (15.6 seconds)

For more information on the Attorney General’s “Operation: Allied Against Meth,” please visit: www.atg.wa.gov/oaam

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Contact: Janelle Guthrie, AG Media Relations Director, (360) 586-0725

 

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