The Senate has again passed a constitutional amendment on bail, this time in a form agreed to by lawmakers from both chambers.
There were handshakes all around as the vote went through, after remarks from senators that had more thank-yous than an award acceptance speech.
Sen. Adam Kline said: “What we have done is to balance two very important considerations: the safety and security of Washington citizens, and (their) civil liberties.”
He said the requirement for judges to consider an offender’s dangerousness is a serious requirement that “means more than ‘he might hurt somebody, maybe.'”