Gov. Inslee considers bill to provide community supervision for vehicle theft

Gov. Inslee considers bill to provide community supervision for vehicle theft

A bill that would provide a pilot program of supervision for motor-vehicle related felonies has passed both houses of Washington State Legislature and is on its way to Governor Jay Inslee for consideration.

Washington is currently the only state that does not have supervision for property crimes.

Senate Bill 5492 would provide those guilty of motor vehicle-related felonies with community supervision, potentially adding structure to offenders re-entering the system.

“When Spokane leads, the State of Washington follows,” said Council Member Breean Beggs.

“I am so pleased that the Washington Legislature has adopted Spokane’s proposal to resume supervising property crime offenders when they return to our community. Providing re-entry services and accountability will reduce crime and save money for all taxpayers.”

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