Tim Sheldon

Sheldon bill aims to reduce legal-defense costs for taxpayers OLYMPIA… A bill sponsored by state Sen. Tim Sheldon that reduces legal-defense costs for taxpayers cleared the Senate Law and Justice Committee Thursday, its first important hurdle. Senate Bill 5232 tackles one of the fastest-rising costs for county governments – the cost of providing legal defense to indigent defendants who... Read More...
Sheldon bill gives motorcyclists right to ‘split lanes’ OLYMPIA… A measure sponsored by state Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, allowing motorcyclists to pass between cars in traffic jams got its first hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Senate Hearing Room 1. Senate Bill 5623 makes it legal for Washington motorcyclists to pass between cars when... Read More...
Sheldon joins Senate Rules Committee as membership is finalized OLYMPIA… State Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, will return to the Senate Rules Committee as part of a deal that finalizes the membership of the quiet-but-powerful panel. Membership of the committee will expand by three, two positions going to Democrats, Sheldon and Andy Billig of Spokane. Also joining the committee is... Read More...
Sheldon recognized for work to help small businesses succeed Sen. Tim Sheldon earned the Guardian of Small Business award for his efforts during the 2013-14 biennium to help small businesses succeed. Sheldon has consistently been named a friend of Main Street by the National Federation of Independent Business since 2003. “It’s an honor to be recognized for work that... Read More...
Two pro-Mason County bills earn governor’s signature The governor signed two bills Thursday, both introduced by Sen. Tim Sheldon, which will benefit Mason County residents. The first measure, Senate Bill 6031, expands protections for property owners who want to conserve forest land around Lake Nahwatzel. The bill clarifies provisions for lake- and beach-management districts and requires that... Read More...
Mason County earns third superior court judge to help address trial backlog After earning near-unanimous support in the Senate and House of Representatives, Sen. Tim Sheldon’s bill authorizing a thirdsuperior courtjudge for Mason County has received the governor’s endorsement. Between a trial backlog and the subsequent growing frustrations from citizens about trial delays, a thirdjudge is a long-overdue and much-needed addition, Sheldon... Read More...
Sheldon has trio of district-focused bills bound for governor’s desk Sen. Tim Sheldon is pleased that 35th District residents will benefit from three of his bills, which earned overwhelming bipartisan support from the Senate and House of Representatives and are now headed to the governor for final signature. Rural landowners will be particularly interested in Senate Bill 5048, which authorizes... Read More...
Sheldon votes yes to budget proposal that supports local governments The Senate approved a bipartisan supplemental budget proposal Thursday and Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, explained how the budget would benefit his constituents in the 35th Legislative District: “The approved proposal is a good budget – it’s projected to balance for four years and prioritizes education without raising taxes – and... Read More...
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