House Democrats unanimously vote to reject House Republican motion to ensure Initiative 2113 receives a prompt public hearing

During floor action earlier today, House Democrats voted to reject a House Republican motion to instruct the House Community Safety, Justice, & Reentry Committee to promptly hold a public hearing on Initiative 2113 (Concerning vehicular pursuits by peace officers). You can watch the video here.

House Republican Leader Drew Stokesbary released this statement following the motion being voted down:

“To honor our state’s clear constitutional mandate that initiatives to the Legislature ‘shall take precedence over all other measures,’ and to give a voice to the more than 430,000 Washingtonians who signed Initiative 2113, House Republicans believe the House should immediately hold a public hearing on I-2113. Unfortunately, our motion to require such a hearing was rejected—with every House Democrat voting against it.

“House Republicans, along with millions of Washingtonians across our state, understand we are facing a serious public safety crisis. Criminals are more emboldened than ever, in large part due to policies passed by Democrats and signed into law by Governor Inslee. It’s time for a change. I’m disappointed House Democrats are choosing to double down on their failed policies, but House Republicans are ready to fix Washington. We stand united with the people of Washington in support of Initiative 2113, to provide our law enforcement officers with the critical tools they need to bring criminals to justice and keep our communities safe.”

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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