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“One of my goals is to remove outdated and unwanted statutes.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.
PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Luanne Van Werven is congratulated by colleagues after passing her first bill out of the House of Representatives.
###Washington State House Republican Communications