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Tag: Don Benton

April
11th

Legislature passes bill aimed at how WIAA punishes teams, players

Apparently, the Washington State Legislature feels good about passing a state budget and jobs package, because it found time to weigh in on high school sports.

In January, I wrote about Senate Bill 6383, which seeks “to impose penalties for rules violations upon coaches, school district administrators, school administrators, and students, as appropriate, to punish the offending party or parties.”

Recently, SB 6383 was signed into law.

Here’s my story that will run in Thursday’s newspaper:

Not content with how the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s metes out punishment, Washington’s State Legislature passed a bill that aims to ensure student-athletes and their teams aren’t unfairly penalized.

Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, introduced Senate Bill 6383 in January. After passing in the House and Senate, Senate Bill 6383 was signed by Governor Christine Gregoire on March 29.
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