BILL REQ. #: Z-1188.1
|State of Washington||61st Legislature||2010 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/18/10. 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 by adding a new section to read as follows:
Article I, section 20. All persons charged with crime shall be
bailable by sufficient sureties, unless no condition except detention
of the person prior to trial will reasonably assure public safety, or
except for capital offenses when the proof is evident, or the
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.