House unanimously passes first bill sponsored by Rep. Bob McCaslin

After some light hazing, as is the custom in the Washington State House of Representatives when a freshman representative passes their first bill, Rep. Bob McCaslin, R-Spokane Valley, saw his first bill approved 98-0.

House Bill 1610 would shorten jury terms and service in counties with a jury source list of at least 70,000 names.Rep. Bob McCaslin is congratulated after his first bill was passed unanimously by the Washington State House of Representatives. March 4, 2015.

“There are many people who have served on jury duty multiple times, while others have never had the opportunity to serve,” said McCaslin. “This bill will get more people involved in jury service, which is a good thing.”

The proposal was approved unanimously in the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 19. With tonight's House approval, the bill now goes to the Senate for further consideration. The 2015 session is scheduled to adjourn April 26.

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