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SB 5352 passes in State Senate

Sheriff is optimistic about the newly amended bill

COLFAX — The Senate’s slim passage of legislation will now allow law-enforcement officers to engage in vehicular pursuits under newly amended circumstances.

Senate Bill (SB) 5352 passed with a 26-23 vote on the final day of the session on March 8.

The Whitman County Sheriff’s office hopes this new law will promote safer roadways and someday be restored to its original state in 2021.

“It’s promising and a step back in the right direction. Not a far enough step, but it’s a step,” said Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers.

In 2022, Republicans in the senate attempted to restore the law, but the ses...


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