A new bill has been introduced in Washington state that authorizes a “strike force” with powers to “involuntary detain” unvaccinated Americans and their families.
The state’s Legislature is due to vote on the measure that allows the involuntary detainment of residents as young as 5 years old in “isolation” facilities.
The legislation, W 246-100-040, outlines “Procedures for isolation or quarantine.”
If passed, it will allow local health officers at “his other sole discretion” to “issue an emergency detention order causing a person or group of persons to be immediately detained for purposes of isolation or quarantine.”
The measure also gives additional powers to health officers to deploy law enforcement officials to assist with the arrest of Washington residents who refuse to comply.
According to the bill, “a local health officer may invoke the powers of police officers, sheriffs, constables, and all other officers and employees of any political subdivisions within the jurisdiction of the health department to enforce immediately orders given to effectuate the purposes of this section in accordance with the provisions of RCW 43.20.050(4) and 70.05.120.”
The “emergency detention order” legalizes the isolation and detainment of American citizens who fail to voluntarily comply with the state’s vaccination agenda “for a period not to exceed ten days.”
However, a judge may extend the forced quarantine “for a period not to exceed thirty days” if the segregated individual or family continues to refuse vaccination.
The Washington State Board of Health will hold a virtual public meeting on January 12 to discuss the application of W 246-100-040.