Protecting the Vulnerable

Bailey legislation on hearing-loss prevention soon to be law Thursday the Senate unanimously concurred with changes made in the House to Senate Bill 5177, sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, meaning the bill will become law without further action. It will require that long-term care workers be trained to recognize hearing loss in their patients. “Many people will at some... Read More...
Bailey bill to crack down on crimes against vulnerable adults wins Senate vote The state Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey that would stiffen penalties for crimes committed against vulnerable adults. Senate Bill 5099, which has strong bipartisan sponsorship, passed unanimously. The legislation received strong support from constituents who presented petitions to Bailey in Olympia. “Crimes against vulnerable adults must... Read More...
Bailey water-storage and family-caregiver planning bills become law After the conclusion of a 20-day special session, two bills sponsored by Sen. Barbara Bailey, R- Oak Harbor, were signed in a formal ceremony Friday morning. Senate Bill 6589, which was approved near-unanimously, directs state agencies in charge of water management to study the feasibility of water storage to recharge the Skagit... Read More...
Bailey lauds passage of Silver Alert legislation For several years Sen. Barbara Bailey, R- Oak Harbor, has worked to improve the state’s alert systems through legislation that would create a “Silver Alert” statewide notification when vulnerable adults go missing and may be in need of assistance. The Legislature approved the House measure at the end of the... Read More...
Senate unanimously approves Bailey Silver Alert bill Senate Bill 5264 has been a priority for Sen. Barbara Bailey who serves on the Senate Health Care Committee. The Silver Alert seeks to raise public awareness when adults go missing and are in need of assistance. Similar to the Amber Alert, this legislation aims to address increasing instances of... Read More...