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Tuesday, February 18, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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House Joint Resolution 4220

In the wake of a series of law-enforcement deaths in the Puget Sound area late last year, the Legislature passed a series of laws including one to make it possible for a person charged with a crime punishable by life imprisonment to be held without bail. Under current law, only persons facing a charge punishable by execution can be held without bond while awaiting trial.

Election results

Option Votes Pct
Approved 2,011,048 84.72%
Rejected 362,743 15.28%