In today’s day and age, the amount of laws is overwhelming, now you might be able to add “telling the truth” to the list—at least, if you’re a state worker. The new bill would “require state employees to be truthful when providing information” according to reports.
Republican Sen. Pam Roach supports the bill mentioning that people who don’t tell the truth should not be employed by the state. She also cited the Washington State Patrol who already have such ethics requirements in place for officers. Komo News has more:
State workers who lie would be subject to disciplinary [action] under state ethics laws. Nobody testified against the measure during an initial committee hearing Tuesday.
Roach has been the subject of Senate personnel investigations related to complaints that she has verbally attacked staff members in the Legislature. She believes that she’s been unfairly targeted by colleagues who are trying to ruin her.
Little details were provided on exactly what the bill proposes for which state workers this effects and how it would be enforced. For state justice workers such as prosecutors and even some police departments, as an example, lying has become a common part of the job.