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Domestic violence bills advance

OLYMPIA — Victims of domestic violence will get more protection under a package of bills now moving through the state Legislature.

Rep. Lauren Davis, D-Shoreline, is sponsoring House Bill 1715.

The law would require electronic monitoring of accused abusers with victim notification. It would also change the process for surrendering firearms and creates provisions under which a domestic violence victim can terminate a rental agreement.

Among other provisions, H.B. 1715 would establish the Domestic Violence Lethality Hotline.

Davis said her bill rejects the “status quo,” where victims receive a c...


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