The Washington State House Public Safety Committee (WA House PS) considers issues relating to law enforcement agencies, crime prevention, criminal penalties and sentencing, impaired driving, registration and civil commitment of sex offenders, and adult correctional programs and institutions.
Agency leadership heard a briefing on cannabis-related legislation still active and otherwise, including both agency requests and bills introduced by other stakeholders.
11 cannabis-related bills were scheduled for consideration in 5 committee meetings while the WSLCB planned action on Cannabis Penalties and Quality Control Testing rules.
11 cannabis-related bills remain in motion after Tuesday’s committee report deadline.
SB 5605 (vacating misdemeanor possession convictions) and SB 5298 (structure or function claims) are still moving, but SB 5985 was heard for other reasons.
Lawmakers heard HB 1500 which would allow for vacation of misdemeanor cannabis possession convictions.