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Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, discusses distracted driving legislation that recently passed the House floor with Ed Bremer on KSER. Hayes also discusses “sticker shock” from increased taxes on car tabs...

March 8, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, talks with Mike Howe about concerns with a distracted driving bill that passed the House. Hayes also discusses a driver's education bill, a measure that would...

March 8, 2017

A bill that would allow officials to move residents out of meth-contaminated facilities cleared the state House of Representatives Wednesday. John Sattgast reports from Olympia.

March 1, 2017

A bill that would allow officials to take action when transient accommodations are contaminated by hazardous chemicals gained unanimous approval Wednesday in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 1757 would add...

March 1, 2017

Tomorrow is halftime in the scheduled 105-day legislative session. However, unlike the halftime at a game which provides some rest, we are taking no breaks. Instead, the first committee cutoff dates...

Feb. 28, 2017

A bill that seeks to improve mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect, including sex crimes against children, cleared the House Tuesday, 98-0. Rep. Dave Hayes, prime-sponsor of House Bill 1931,...

Feb. 28, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, who also serves as a law enforcement officer, discusses why he does not support legislation to make it easier to prosecute police who use deadly force.

Feb. 16, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, discusses proposed legislation related to public safety, including issues ranging from penalties for distracted drivers to the use of deadly force by police officers.

Feb. 14, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, explains why he does not support recommendations to change the state's statute on law enforcement officers' legal use of deadly force.

Jan. 24, 2017

Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano Island, talks with KBRC/KAPS News Director Jeff Rex about his opposition to legislation that would make it easier to prosecute police officers who use deadly force in...

Jan. 20, 2017