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Mosbrucker bill goes to governor


April 17, 2019


BILL PASSES SENATE: Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale, with Colville Confederated Tribe member Earth-Feather Sovereign.

A bill that takes a major step toward advancing the investigations and discovery of missing and murdered indigenous persons passed the Washington State Senate Friday and is on its way to the governor for his signature.

Rep. Gina Mosbrucker is the prime sponsor of House Bill 1713.

"This measure takes the important step of creating two liaison positions within the Washington State Patrol to increase trust between governmental organizations and native communities and to break the silence involved when an indigenous person goes missing," said Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale.

Under the bill, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) is directed to develop a best practices protocol for law enforcement respons...

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