State appropriates $400 billion to fund Blake Fix

Jun 8, 2023
Written by WR Communications


By: Emily Makings | The Washington Research Council

On May 16, the Legislature held a special session to pass 2E2SSB 5536, a drug policy bill that is in response to the 2021 state Supreme Court decision in State v. Blake. (The Court held that the state’s drug possession law was unconstitutional because the state did not have to prove intent in order to convict.) In 2021, the Legislature had passed ESB 5476—a temporary fix that expires July 1, 2023.

Gov. Inslee has already signed 2E2SSB 5536. The Washington State Standard has more on the bill and the special session here.

Read the entire article on the Washington Research Council website


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