In the wake of 2020's protests against police violence, Washington state passed a series of new police reform laws. They restrict how and when police can use force, and expand the penalties they can face for misconduct.Read More
Washington State Wire
Q&A: Rep. Jesse Johnson on police reform
Last session was a watershed moment for the police reform movement in Washington State. Two key pieces of legislation passed: HB 1310 created new use of force regulations and standards, and HB 1054 limited certain police tactics.Read More
New York Times
Washington State Enacts Police Reform a Year After George Floyd’s Death
Gov. Jay Inslee signed 12 bills into law that include bans on chokeholds and no-knock warrants, making Washington the latest state to pass sweeping police reforms.Read More
Package Of Priority Legislation From Rep. Jesse Johnson Passes The House
Since being sworn-in less than six weeks ago, Rep. Jesse Johnson, D-Federal Way, has prioritized legislation to address issues that are impacted by homelessness, the foster care system, addressing youth violence and early intervention, and expanding dental care for babies and children.
Federal Way Mirror
New legislator Jesse Johnson gets to work in Olympia
Johnson was appointed to the Housing, Community Development Veterans Committee as well as the vice chair of the Consumer Protection Business Committee.Read More
Jesse Johnson Enters Legislature Ready To Lead
Newly appointed Rep. Jesse Johnson (D-Federal Way) has a lot on his plate for a first-year legislator, but he’s ready to take on the tough issues facing the 30th District and the rest of Washington state.
Federal Way City Council’s newest and youngest member – New Day NW
Today we meet, twenty-eight year-old Jesse Johnson, the youngest, and the only African American male member of the Federal Way City Council.Read More