Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

The Attorney General's Office has created several task forces to assist the office in carrying out important initiatives.

Sunshine Committee

Counsel for the Environment

 


Hate Crime Advisory Working Group - Collaboration and Response Sub-Committee Call

Conference Call: HB 1732

Phone: 1-800-747-5150; PIN: 3893856

C&R conference call material  (this link allows you to read, comment, and highlight both articles without a paywall. Much like a google document)

  • Article one, topic: New York state's $25 million in security grant funding for organizations vulnerable to hate crimes, and the state's "No Hate in Our State" conference.
  • Article two, topic: Maryland's new public school hate crime initiatives, which includes more mental health services for students affected by bias-related incidents and online forms families can use to report bullying and discrimination.

If you would like to join the call in person, please come to the 20th floor of the Seattle AGO. 

Agenda for 2/20 phone call:

  • Intros – 5 minutes
  • Review of C&R recommendation legislative objectives – 5 minutes
  • Discussion of NY’s Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Grant Program – 20 minutes
    • Would we want to have a similar program recommendation?
    • Thoughts on statewide conference recommendations
  • Discussion of Maryland’s school programs – 20 minutes
    • Thoughts on mental health in schools recommendations
    • Other potential K-12 recommendations
  • Updates on law enforcement enhanced training – 5 minutes

Closing thoughts/next steps – 5 minutes 

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Pursuant to legislation passed during the 2019 Session, Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1732, the Attorney General’s Office is convening the Advisory Working Group to develop strategies to raise awareness of and enhance responses to hate crimes and hate incidents. 

Appointed by the Governor and the Legislature, Advisory Working Group members represent diverse, multidisciplinary fields and communities. 

The meeting is open to the public.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 

  • Office of the Attorney General
  • 1250 Pacific Avenue, Suite 105
  • Tacoma, WA 98401

Video Conference: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/509057469

Phone Conference: 1-800-747-5150, Access: 3893802

Materials: Agenda

Materials from previous meetings:


 

Youth Safety and Well-being Statewide Reporting Tool Work Group

Pursuant to the 2019 Legislative Operating Budget HB 1109, the Attorney General’s Office was tasked with convening the Youth Safety and Well-being Statewide Reporting Tool Work Group to study and make a proposal for the implementation of a twenty-four-hour statewide hotline or app for receiving reports and other information related to youth safety and well-being. 

The Work Group will hold at least three meetings and submit recommendations to the Legislature by July 31, 2020.The Work Group meetings are open to the public.

When: Tuesday, December 10, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: 

  • Office of the Attorney General
  • 800 Fifth Avenue Suite 2000 
  • Seattle, WA 98104

Video Conference: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/560931837

Phone Conference: 1-800-747-5150, Access Code: 3893802

Materials: Agenda / Charter


 

Senate Bill 6360 Work Group

Under Senate Bill 6360, the Attorney General's Office "shall convene a work group of stakeholders to provide input and feedback on the development of a plan and program for the efficeint statewide consolidation of an individual's traffic-based financial obligations imposed by courts of limited jurisdiction into a unified and affordable payment plan."

The legislation took effect on June 9, 2016, and it requires the Attorney General's Office to submit a report no later than December 1, 2017.

See below for meeting details for the Work Group:

Date Time Location Agenda
Friday, September 15, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling , Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501   Draft Agenda
Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling , Room 606; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501    Draft Agenda
Friday, July 28, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling , Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501    Draft Agenda
Friday, April 7, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling, Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501    Draft Agenda
Friday, January 6, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling, Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501   

Draft Agenda
Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling, Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501   

Draft Agenda
Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling, Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501   

Draft Agenda

Friday, June 17, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling, Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501   

Draft Agenda