Category Archives: Tina Orwall
Legislature passes bill requested by Governor and Attorney General to protect Washington’s military personnel and veterans
A bill jointly requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee to increase economic protections for Washington’s military personnel and veterans passed the Legislature today with strong bipartisan support. The Governor looks forward to signing it into law as soon as it hits his desk. Ferguson and Inslee worked with Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, and Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, to secure approval of House Bill 2171. “As someone who comes from a family of veterans, I … Continue reading
A bill aimed at providing early treatment to kids found with guns was passed out of the Senate yesterday on a 44-5 vote and will now be delivered to Governor Inslee for his signature. Backed by the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the Washington Defenders Association, the Sheriffs and Police Chief’s Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union, HB 2164 requires most juveniles in unlawful possession of a firearm to participate in certain evidence-based or research-based programs, unless no appropriate … Continue reading
Earlier today the Senate unanimously passed House Bill 2315, which requires certain health professionals in Washington state to complete six hours of training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management as part of their education requirements. When it is signed into law, this measure will become the third prong in the suicide-prevention call for action started in 2011 by Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines. “We know that with early interventions suicide can often be prevented. In a person’s darkest hour, when … Continue reading
While Rep. Gregerson is a newcomer to the Legislature who is serving in her first session – she was appointed to a House vacancy in late 2013 – her fellow legislators from the 33rd District are veterans of the House and Senate. Rep. Tina Orwall was first elected to the House in 2008; Sen. Karen Keiser served five years in the House before moving to the Senate in 2001. Here are some recent news articles involving Rep. Orwall and Sen. … Continue reading
Rep. Tina Orwall responds to constituent emails on the Early Learning Act and investing in tobacco prevention programs.