Gov. Jay Inslee plans to sign a bill aimed at better protecting victims of stranger stalking on Saturday at Birney Elementary School in Tacoma.
Birney was the site of a 2010 shooting in which Tacoma teacher Jennifer Paulson was killed by a man who had stalked her for years.
The legislation, named the Jennifer Paulson Stalking Protection Order Act by the Legislature, creates a stalking protection order, which advocates say would be taken more seriously by law enforcement and the court system than the anti-harassment orders frequently used when victims don’t know their harassers.
Paulson’s family worked for three years to get the measure passed.
The bill signing is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.