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Gov. Inslee coming to Tacoma Saturday to sign Jennifer Paulson bill

Post by Kim Bradford on April 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm with No Comments »
April 25, 2013 3:46 pm

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.

Governor, Tacoma
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