House passes first bill prime-sponsored by Rep. Luanne Van Werven

Rep. Luanne Van Werven saw her first prime-sponsored bill pass the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.

House Bill 1806 would make some technical changes to election laws. Van Werven kept a sense of humor about her groundbreaking legislation.

“While I had hoped my first bill would be momentous and change the world, I will sleep better tonight knowing I have made the Code Reviser’s life easier as a result of this bill,” said Van Werven, R-Lynden.

The bill updates statutes to reflect Washington state’s adoption of the top two primary and removes references to poll-site voting, which no longer occurs in Washington state.

“One of my goals is to remove outdated and unwanted statutes. This is a step in that right direction,” said Van Werven.

As is tradition with a legislator’s first bill, Van Werven took some friendly hazing from her colleagues.

The bill passed the House unanimously. It is now headed to the Senate for consideration.

Rep. Van Werven receives congratualtions on passage of her first bill off the House floor.

PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Luanne Van Werven is congratulated by colleagues after passing her first bill out of the House of Representatives.

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