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Rep. Dave Hayes' bill requiring people convicted of certain felony gun offenses to register as firearm offenders was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee.

April 1, 2016

The Washington State House of Representatives has approved a measure by Rep. Dave Hayes that would require people convicted of certain gun offenses to register as firearm offenders.

Feb. 16, 2016

The House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing on Rep. Dave Hayes' bill to strengthen Washington's felony firearm offender registration law.

Jan. 27, 2016

Skagit County has been given authorization by the state to increase the number of judges on its District Court bench from two to three. Rep. Dave Hayes, who prime-sponsored House Bill...

July 8, 2015

The House Public Safety Committee took testimony Tuesday on a bill by Rep. Dave Hayes that would allow booking photos of arrested suspects to be released to the public.

Feb. 10, 2015

A bill that will allow law enforcement officers to make arrests in misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases, even if they weren’t the officer who saw the alleged crime, was signed into...

March 12, 2014

  The Senate gave near unanimous approval Tuesday on a bill by 10th District State Rep. Dave Hayes that would make a one-word change in state law to allow non-witnessing law...

March 5, 2014

  One word may not seem like much, but it could make all the difference in state law when it comes to protecting the public, says Rep. Dave Hayes. The House...

Feb. 14, 2014

Rep. Dave Hayes has sponsored legislation to protect public employee records from getting into the wrong hands for identity theft.

Feb. 5, 2014

Lawmaker and patrol sergeant believes state legislators should get a traffic ticket just like anyone else if they speed or break Washington’s traffic laws, regardless of whether the Legislature is in...

Oct. 4, 2013