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By Cooper Inveen
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

It's weird and wacky bills week in the Legislature


Would your legislator ever consider decriminalizing heroin possession? Or maybe turning the Supreme Court justices’ elections partisan? What about allowing teenagers to taste alcohol?

The 2015 legislative session is just getting started, but already some proposed bills are likely to turn a few heads.

Sixteen Republicans and three Democrats have sponsored House Bill 1051, which would require Supreme Court justices—but no other judicial officer in the state—to declare a partisan affiliation when running for election. One sponsor, Rep. Hans Dunshee, D-Snohomish, has called the bill more of a poke at the Supreme Court than a genuine attempt to pass legislation.

The bill comes in respo...

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