Wilson highway-safety bill passes Senate Prompted by tragic deaths of tow-truck operators, stranded motorists on I-5 near Longview OLYMPIA – A highway-safety bill prompted by four deaths along the I-5 corridor in a matter of weeks last year near Longview passed the state Senate Friday, designed to reduce hazards faced by tow-truck operators, fire-department crews... Read More...
Wilson bill removes red tape for museum firearms displays Allows firearms ‘transfers’ to museums for display purposes, resolves problem with 2014 law OLYMPIA – A bill from Sen. Jeff Wilson that enables the transfer of firearms for museum displays was approved 49-0 in the state Senate Wednesday. Senate Bill 5856 resolves one of the lingering problems with the state’s... Read More...
Wilson catalytic converter theft bill passes Senate committee Amendments in committee add felony penalties, provide $4 million for law enforcement OLYMPIA – A bill from Sen. Jeff Wilson to crack down on catalytic converter theft passed the Senate Law and Justice Committee Thursday with big changes designed to toughen the proposal. Senate Bill 5495 is a response to... Read More...
Effort to curb governor’s emergency powers looking bleak, Wilson says Public interest immense as record numbers register opinions on Senate, House measures OLYMPIA – Bills to place limits on the governor’s emergency powers set new records for public interest Friday and Monday as the measures were heard in legislative committees, but Sen. Jeff Wilson says the prospect of meaningful action... Read More...
Deadly accident-scene wrecks on I-5 prompt Wilson safety proposals Four people dead in SW Washington prompt proposals to reinforce state’s ‘slow-down, move over’ law OLYMPIA – Tragic collisions that killed two southwest Washington tow-truck operators and a pair of stranded motorists last year might have been averted with stronger measures to promote safety at accident scenes, says Sen. Jeff... Read More...
Wilson catalytic converter bill gets hearing Tuesday Longview senator encourages public testimony Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeff Wilson’s plan to crack down on catalytic converter theft in Washington state gets a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Law and Justice Committee. Senate Bill 5495 prohibits resale of used catalytic converters to scrap dealers, except from... Read More...
Sen. Jeff Wilson issues statement on passing of Sen. Doug Ericksen Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, released the following statement regarding the death of Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale. Ericksen, 52, died Friday following a month-long illness. “Doug was one of the giants of the Washington Legislature, a fearless voice for the principles he and his constituents held dear. Protection of individual rights... Read More...
Wilson bill targets fast-rising catalytic converter thefts                             Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, and catalytic converter. OLYMPIA – A bill introduced Monday by Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, targets a growing wave of catalytic converter thefts nationally and in Washington state. Senate Bill 5495 prohibits scrap... Read More...