|State of Washington||61st Legislature||2010 Regular Session|
READ FIRST TIME 01/28/10.
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 and
offenses that may result in a mandatory life sentence without the
possibility of release upon conviction, when the proof is evident, or
the presumption great, subject to such standards of release on bail as
shall be determined by the legislature.
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.