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Legislative Glance

Here is a look at action Tuesday in the Washington Legislature.


No major action.


Bills introduced:

SB5652, to withhold benefits from recipients caught cheating on welfare.

SB5653, to shift responsibility for investigating welfare fraud cases from the Department of Social and Health Services to the attorney general.

SB5219, to provide greater protection for victims of domestic violence.


The House Children and Family Services approved and sent to the Appropriations Committee HB1481, to impose a two-year limit on welfare benefits for most recipients.

Bills introduced:

HB1586, to change the presidential primary from May to the second Tuesday of March.