Nov 23 2022
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he is pursuing funding from the Legislature to establish an Organized Retail Crime Unit in his office.
Oct 21 2022
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that he is partnering with Rep. Vandana Slatter, D-Bellevue and Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, to propose legislation in the 2023 legislative session to increase data privacy protections in the wake of the Dobbs Supreme Court decision empower Washingtonians with more control over their health data.
Oct 13 2022
AG Ferguson, Sen. Nguyen propose legislation to protect Washingtonians from utility shutoffs during extreme heat
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he and Sen. Joe Nguyen, D-White Center, will propose legislation in the 2023 legislative session to ensure a utility company cannot shut off Washingtonians’ power or water if the temperature is 95 degrees or higher. Nineteen other states have similar protections in place.
Jul 1 2022
OLYMPIA — Today the Washington Attorney General’s Office issued a model use-of-force policy as a resource for Washington law enforcement agencies.
Jun 30 2022
OLYMPIA — Starting tomorrow, 4 million Washingtonians will qualify for free or discounted care at hospitals across Washington as a result of legislation requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
Mar 8 2022
Legislature passes AG Ferguson, Rep. Simmons bill that significantly expands financial assistance for hospital bills
The Washington Legislature has passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bill to increase access to affordable health care for millions of Washingtonians. The measure now heads to the governor for his signature.
Mar 8 2022
Legislature passes AG Ferguson, Sen. Wilson bill that provides stipends to individuals with lived experience who participate on task forces
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Legislature passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bill to reduce barriers for low-income individuals and community members with lived experience to participate in state task forces and workgroups. The bill passed with bipartisan support in Senate and House. The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk for signing.
Mar 7 2022
AG Ferguson, Rep. Lekanoff bill creating alert system for missing Indigenous women, people passes Legislature
OLYMPIA — Today the Legislature passed Attorney General requested legislation sponsored by Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Anacortes, creating an alert in Washington state to help identify and locate missing Indigenous women and people. The alert system will be the first of its kind in the nation.
Mar 4 2022
AG Ferguson: With historic House vote, Legislature bans sale of high-capacity magazines in Washington
OLYMPIA — Today, the Washington state Legislature passed Attorney General Request legislation sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, banning the sale of high-capacity magazines in Washington. The bill passed the Legislature after a historic 55-42 vote in the House of Representatives. It heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
Mar 1 2022
WATERVILLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement after a Douglas County Superior Court judge ruled against the state in a challenge to a tax on capital gains passed by the Legislature in 2021: