BILL REQ. #: H-3777.1
|State of Washington||61st Legislature||2010 Regular Session|
Prefiled 12/07/09. Read first time 01/11/10. Referred to Committee on Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness.
BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
STATE OF WASHINGTON, IN LEGISLATIVE SESSION ASSEMBLED:
THAT, At the next general election to be held in this state the secretary of state shall submit to the qualified voters of the state for their approval and ratification, or rejection, an amendment to Article 1, section 20 of the Constitution of the state of Washington to read as follows:
Article I, section 20. All persons charged with crime shall be
bailable by sufficient sureties, except for capital offenses when the
proof is evident, or the presumption great, or for any person arrested
and charged for a most serious crime, as defined by law, if the person
would become a persistent offender, as defined by law, if the person
were to be convicted or plead guilty to a most serious crime, and proof
is evident that the individual is potentially dangerous to other people
in the community.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the secretary of state shall cause
notice of this constitutional amendment to be published at least four
times during the four weeks next preceding the election in every legal
newspaper in the state.