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McCabe Bills pass Senate committee


This week, two bills sponsored by Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, received approval from the Senate Law and Justice Committee.

House Bill 1258 is known as the Travis Alert Act. Named after Travis King, an autistic child from Wapato, the bill would allow people to submit information pertaining to an individual’s disability to the Enhanced 911 program so dispatchers could deliver critical information to first responders during emergencies. It would also review existing procedures and ask the Department of Health to create a training program for first responders, providing instruction for how to best respond to emergencies involving persons with special needs.

The other bill, House Bill 12...

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