April 20, 2011

Senate passes Corrections Safety Bill (ESB 5907)

The Senate on Tuesday (April 19) passed the Corrections safety bill (ESB 5907) that includes Community Corrections issues. 

A new Statewide Security Advisory Committee will include a senior-ranking Community Corrections officer. And the bill mandates that the Department of Corrections study safety issues in Community Corrections and report back to the Legislature and governor by Nov. 1. 

DOC must involve all levels of Community Corrections in the study. ESB 5907 passed the Senate 97-0 with one excused. It now goes to the governor for signature into law. 

Community Corrections members should call the governor at 1-800-562-6000 and urge her to sign ESB 5907 with the inclusion of Community Corrections issues.

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