Naturist Action Committee: VICTORY IN WASHINGTON! House Bill 1333 is DEAD!

**********************************************************************
NATURIST ACTION COMMITTEE
UPDATE
**********************************************************************
http://www.naturistsociety.com/NAC/
**********************************************************************
Copyright 2005 by the Naturist Action Committee, which is responsible
for its content. Permission is granted for the posting, forwarding or
redistribution of this message, provided that it is reproduced in its
entirety and without alteration.

DATE: April 22, 2005
SUBJECT: Washington State
TO: Naturists and other concerned citizens

Dear Naturist,

This is an Update from the Naturist Action Committee on an important victory in the state of Washington.

We have stopped Washington House Bill 1333 dead in its tracks. With your help and support, we have prevented bad legislation from being passed into law in the state of Washington. Following NAC’s action against it, the bill never moved out of committee.

BACKGROUND, BRIEFLY

Washington House Bill 1333 proposed a significant change to the state’s indecent exposure statute. Current law calls for a second conviction under the state’s indecent exposure law to be punished as a felony. HB 1333 would have expanded the law so that convictions from municipal courts inside or outside the state of Washington would be counted toward felony status, as well.

The measure was introduced by Rep. Al O’Brien (D-Mountlake Terrace).

WHAT DID NAC DO?

The Naturist Action Committee opposed House Bill 1333 and quickly hired a professional legislative lobbyist to assist its efforts. NAC worked with the sponsor of the bill and other Washington lawmakers, as well as directly with the City of Everett, which had requested the legislation.

The NAC Action Alert issued on January 30, asked Washington residents to contact members of the State House of Representatives. Your contacts with lawmakers proved to be very helpful. Thank you.

Along with NAC’s lobbyist and a speaker from the ACLU, NAC board member Mark Storey and NAC Area Representative Howard Williamson gave testimony before the House Criminal Justice & Corrections Committee in opposition to HB 1333. Also present in important supporting roles were several others who responded to NAC’s Action Alert.

PRESENT STATUS OF THE LEGISLATION

House Bill 1333 is officially dead. There is a possibility that a similar measure will be filed in next year’s legislative session, and with that in mind, the Naturist Action Committee will be working with supporters of the bill during the interim period between sessions. NAC believes there may be common ground that satisfies the perceived need of the City of Everett, while protecting the rights nights of naturists.

PLEASE HELP NAC TO CONTINUE HELPING WASHINGTON NATURISTS!

NAC thanks you for your support in this important success!

The Naturist Action Committee is a volunteer nonprofit organization that exists to advance and protect the rights of naturists throughout North America. Fighting bad legislation is necessary, but expensive. NAC relies on the voluntary generosity of supporters like you.

To donate to NAC, use the address below, or call toll free (800) 886-7230 to donate by phone using your MasterCard or Visa.

NAC
PO Box 132
Oshkosh, WI 54903

We appreciate your choosing to make a difference.

Naturally,

Mark Storey
Board Member
Naturist Action Committee

—————————————————————
Naturist Action Committee (NAC) – PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Executive Dir. Bob Morton –
Board Member Mark Storey –
Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick –
—————————————————————

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

Leave a Reply