Gov. Jay Inslee signs impaired-driving bill

OLYMPIA — Amid state traffic fatalities reaching their highest point in more than 30 years, Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday, March 26, signed House Bill 1493 into law.

The law takes effect June 6, and expands the length of time a DUI conviction remains on a drivers record to 15 years.

The final version of House Bill 1493 was passed March 6 by the House on a 69-27 vote. The Senate approved it 49-0 on Feb. 29. The new law takes effect June 6.

“This new and overdue law is a major step toward making Washington roads and highways safer,” said 4th Legislative District Sen. Mike Padden, Republican leader o...


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