- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A bill that enables a notification system for family members when police return confiscated guns to a person has passed the Washington Legislature unopposed.

Senate Bill 5381 passed the House 97-0 Wednesday after clearing the Senate 49-0 in February. The bill is named the Sheena Henderson Act for the Spokane woman who was killed by her husband who used a police-returned gun in a murder-suicide last summer.

The bill will next head for Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk to become law if an amendment added Wednesday is approved by the Senate. The amendment exempts incidents such as traffic stops in which police take firearms for short periods of time.



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