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Washington state expands ‘good Samaritan’ law to protect volunteers in emergencies, disasters

A person walks near the Legislative Building, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. On Wednesday, lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax in Washington state on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Proponents say the expansion will now mean more people can help in emergencies or disasters.

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