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The state House of Representatives recently passed Senate Bill 5038, which would ban the open carry of firearms on the Capitol Campus grounds and near permitted rallies, as well as other...

April 5, 2021

On Thursday we received good news as the governor announced his Phase 3 plan. Effective on March 22 all counties will move to Phase 3. He is also abandoning his regional...

March 15, 2021

During floor debate, Rep. Sutherland speaks against House Bill 1078. The legislation would allow people with a felony conviction to have their voting rights restored automatically when he or she is...

March 2, 2021

Rep. Sutherland gives a floor speech in support of House Bill 1090. The legislation would prohibit the state from contracting with privately-run for-profit prisons and detention facilities, providing exceptions for counseling,...

March 2, 2021

During floor debate, Rep. Sutherland delivers a floor speech against Senate Bill 5434, that would restrict possession of weapons in certain locations such as child care premises and center-provided transportation.

March 4, 2020

Rep. Sutherland speech on the House floor during debate of House Bill 2305. The bill would authorize a court when issuing a vulnerable adult protection order, to order the respondent to...

Feb. 17, 2020

Rep. Sutherland's floor speech during debate on House Bill 1010, authorizing the Washington State Patrol to destroy forfeited guns in its custody. He discusses the data and statistics pertaining to defensive...

Jan. 24, 2020

The 2020 legislative session is underway and I am working hard for you in Olympia. We have many challenges before us as we work to preserve and improve our state's quality...

Jan. 21, 2020

Another legislative year has passed and it truly was an honor serving all of you here in the 39th Legislative District! But, I'll be honest, it was a rough year. Democrats...

Oct. 15, 2019

Rep. Robert J. Sutherland, R-Granite Falls, joins KSER's Ed Bremer to discuss his bills from this legislative session. Sutherland proposed legislation that would cap the amount of residential property tax that...

April 24, 2019