Apr 19 2019
Attorney General’s legislation strengthening wage theft laws and increasing penalties passes Legislature with bipartisan support
The Legislature passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency request legislation strengthening Washington’s wage theft laws in the prevailing wage arena. Prevailing wage is most common in government contracts. Prevailing wage laws prevent a “race to the bottom” as contractors seek to lower worker pay in order to underbid each other.
Apr 5 2019
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered this statement on Gov. Jay Inslee signing his agency request proposal to raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21:
Mar 4 2019
With bipartisan support, the Washington House of Representatives today passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legislation prohibiting the manufacture of untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns.
Dec 28 2018
Death penalty, Tobacco 21, high-capacity magazine and “ghost gun” bans highlight AG Ferguson’s 2019 legislative agenda
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced his 2019 legislative agenda, which includes renewed calls for a ban on high-capacity magazines and a repeal of the state’s death penalty, as well as raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21.
Oct 11 2018
OLYMPIA — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement on the state Supreme Court’s decision today in State v. Gregory, ruling that the state’s death penalty is unconstitutional:
Mar 2 2018
AG-request bill protecting hundreds of thousands of Washington student loan borrowers passes the Legislature
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request legislation providing vital protections for Washington’s more than 800,000 student loan borrowers passed the Legislature today.
Feb 28 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bipartisan Attorney General request legislation to better support military consumers passed the Legislature today after a unanimous vote in the Senate. It will now head to the Governor for his signature.
Jan 22 2018
OLYMPIA — The Senate Law & Justice Committee heard public testimony today on a bipartisan proposal to end the death penalty in Washington state, replacing it with life in prison without the possibility of parole for those convicted of aggravated first-degree murder.
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.