Feb 13 2020
AG Ferguson’s bill banning solitary confinement as punishment for juveniles passes House with bipartisan support
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request legislation to ban solitary confinement as a punitive practice for juveniles passed the Washington State House of Representatives today, in a strong bipartisan vote of 76-20.
Jan 31 2020
Today, the Washington state Senate passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s proposal to repeal Washington’s death penalty in a bipartisan 28-18 vote. This is the third time in as many years that the Senate has passed Ferguson’s bill, which will formally end the practice after the Washington State Supreme Court found the state’s method of applying the death penalty unconstitutional.
Dec 12 2019
Inslee, Ferguson to Legislature: It’s time to limit high capacity magazines, stop selling assault weapons in Washington
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he will propose a package of legislation to combat mass shootings in Washington state. Gov. Jay Inslee, a longtime supporter of gun safety measures, is joining Ferguson for the first time to propose limits to magazine capacity and a ban on the sale of assault weapons.
Apr 23 2019
The Washington Legislature today passed Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency request bill prohibiting the manufacture or possession of untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns. The bill also prohibits sending a printable gun file to a person who is ineligible to possess firearms. The bill designates undetectable firearms as contraband.
Apr 22 2019
Today, with a unanimous, bipartisan vote, state legislators passed a bill requested by Attorney General Ferguson that strengthens data breach notification laws.
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: