Rep. Mark Schoesler backs Senate Bill 5034
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February 9, 2023
OLYMPIA — A Ritzville Republican is backing a bill designed to make it easier for law enforcement officers to pursue suspects in crimes.
Ninth District Sen. Mark Schoesler said last week that he is a co-sponsor on Senate Bill 5034, which was introduced by Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane.
The measure would make it easier for law-enforcement officers to pursue suspects, Schoesler said.
“Unfortunately, the Law and Justice Committee chair, Democratic Sen. Manka Dhingra, refuses to let S.B. 5034 have even a public hearing,” Schoesler said. “Instead, Senate Democrats brought up their own S.B....