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Eluding Bill Passes, Gang Bill Still Waiting

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- After nearly a two-year battle the much talked about eluding bill just passed the Senate within the last hour. In its second time facing the Senate the eluding bill passed tonight with a 48 to 1 vote.

There are still a number of bills left including the popular gang bill which could also be voted on tonight, but it's facing some opposition.

We talked to Senator Curtis King today to find out what the likelihood is of the bill making it through this time around. He is confident the bill will make it to the floor, but an amendment has been brought forward that could take a large and important part away from the bill.

Sen. King saod, "Its not good. It has to do with some of the civil injunctions that can be used. So we're in the midst of seeing if we can't defeat that amendment."

Right now Sen. King says there's a 50/50 chance the bill will make it through as written.

The deadline for the gang bill and all House bills to be brought to the floor is 5 p.m. tomorrow, and the eluding bill is now in the hands of the governor.
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