Category Archives: Marcus Riccelli

A Message from Marcus – The 2015 Session Begins

Greetings from Olympia: An Update from Representative Marcus Riccelli In this edition: Session Begins Preventing Tragedies A New Medical School Contact Details:327 John L. O’Brien PO Box 40600Olympia, WA 98504(360)786-7888 Visit my Website Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Email: Marcus.Riccelli@leg.wa.gov Legislative Assistant:Michaela WilliamsMichaela.Williams@leg.wa.gov The 2015 Session Begins Representative Riccelli stands with his colleagues to be sworn into office. The 2015 Legislative Session has begun. It is hard to be away from Spokane, but it feels … Continue reading

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Bright Futures autism screening legislation introduced

OLYMPIA — All infants and toddlers would receive the recommended autism screenings to identify developmental issues and disabilities, under legislation proposed by Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, and Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle. Currently, all private insurance plans in Washington cover screenings for autism and other developmental disabilities for infants and toddlers, as these screenings are part of the nationally recognized standard of well child care. By comparison, the most vulnerable children in the state, who receive health care through the Apple … Continue reading

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Spokane lawmakers introduce WSU med-school bill with broad bipartisan support

For Release: Jan 21, 2015 OLYMPIA—Spokane lawmakers Michael Baumgartner and Marcus Riccelli introduced bills Wednesday that pave the way for a new Washington State University medical school in Spokane, with broad bipartisan co-sponsorship demonstrating deep support in the House and Senate. Senate Bill 5487, sponsored by Sen. Baumgartner, R-Spokane, has a total 17 signatures. The measure sponsored by Rep. Riccelli, D-Spokane, House Bill 1559, has a total 60 signatures. The strong support in both chambers augurs well for a proposal that aims … Continue reading

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ADVISORY: Rep. Riccelli and Sen. Baumgartner to submit WSU Medical School Legislation Tomorrow

MEDIA ADVISORY Who: State Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane (3rd Legislative District) and State Sen. Michael Baumgartner, R-Spokane (6th Legislative District) What: Submitting legislation to the State House of Representatives to allow for the creation of a medical school in Spokane operated by Washington State University. When: 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Where: Steps of the Pritchard Library Building Media is invited to attend for photo and video coverage of submitting of the bill and Rep. Riccelli and Sen. Baumgartner will be available for questions outside the … Continue reading

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State Rep. Marcus Riccelli Announces “Sheena’s Law” in Response to Murder-Suicide in Spokane

Legislation would address gaping holes in how law enforcement and the mental health system handle suicide attempts or threats OLYMPIA—Today, in response to a tragic murder-suicide that left two dead in Spokane last July, State Representative Marcus Riccelli introduced HB 1448, “Sheena’s Law.” The bill is named after Sheena Henderson, who was murdered on July 8, 2014 by her estranged husband, Chris Henderson. “Mental health is something we take for granted. But like cancer, a mental health crisis can affect … Continue reading

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