Public Safety

Pearson bill goes after illegal ‘skimming’ of personal information On Tuesday the Senate Law and Justice Committee held a public hearing on a measure sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson that would make it harder for identity thieves to use increasingly-sophisticated “skimming” technology to acquire access to victims’ personal financial information. “Identity theft is a horrible crime that can follow... Read More...
Pearson bills would strengthen protections for crime victims Sen. Kirk Pearson’s belief that protecting victims of crime is just as important as punishing the crime’s perpetrators is reflected in two bills he’s introduced this week. “A strong criminal-justice system depends on crimes being reported to authorities,” said Pearson, R-Monroe. “These measures would encourage the victims of a crime... Read More...
AUDIO: Sen. Pearson explains committee action on his bill Washington State’s 39th District Senator, Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, talks about Senate Bill 5094 – his bill to require schools to notify parents when a juvenile sex offender is enrolled in school with their children – and how testimony begain…but didn’t finish…in committee Friday. Read More...
Pearson’s sex offender-notification bill to get committee hearing The Senate Early Learning and K-12 Committee will hear testimony Friday about Sen. Kirk Pearson’s bill that would notify parents when a juvenile sex offender is enrolled in school with their children. Pearson, R-Monroe, introduced Senate Bill 5094 because the current law requiring such notification limits the list of recipients... Read More...