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Jason’s Law passes out of the House unanimously Today the House of Representatives unanimously approved Jason’s Law, sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown to allow stiffer prison sentences in vehicular-homicide cases. Brown introduced her measure in response to an April 2, 2015, hit-and-run in Pasco that took the life of 36-year-old Kennewick father Jason E. Smith. A gang member was... Read More...
Senate unanimously passes Brown’s Cyber Security Jobs Act On Thursday the Senate unanimously approved the Cyber Security Jobs Act – a measure sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown, aimed at making Washington a national leader in cyber security. “Washington is home to groundbreaking cyber security research and development,” said Brown, R-Kennewick. “Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the Tri-Cities is... Read More...
Senate unanimously passes Jason’s Law Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to allow longer vehicular-homicide sentences moves to the House of Representatives Today the Senate unanimously approved a bill that would let Washington judges hand down stiffer sentences for vehicular homicide. The measure, known as Jason’s Law, is sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown and was introduced in response to... Read More...
Brown leads Senate in recalling contributions of late Senator Max Benitz A life dedicated to public service led Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, to introduce a resolution commemorating one of her 8th Legislative District predecessors, the late Sen. Max Benitz, for his work in agriculture, education, and energy. Senate Resolution 8697 was approved last Friday. “Senator Benitz helped pave the way for... Read More...
Senate panel considers Brown bill to meet federal clean-power standards 8th District lawmaker’s measure would maximize use of nuclear in state carbon-reduction strategy Today a measure aimed at maximizing the use of nuclear power in the state’s carbon-reduction strategy received a hearing before the Senate energy committee. Sen. Sharon Brown, the Legislature’s leading advocate for nuclear power and sponsor of... Read More...
Senate panel unanimously approves Jason’s Law Sen. Sharon Brown’s bill to strengthen vehicular-homicide guidelines one step closer to becoming law Today the Senate Law and Justice Committee unanimously approved a bill that would strengthen the state’s vehicular-homicide sentencing guidelines.  The measure, known as Jason’s Law, is sponsored by Sen. Sharon Brown. She and Franklin County Prosecutor Shawn Sant... Read More...
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