Category Archives: Tina Orwall

Orwall, Gregerson, Keiser schedule telephone town hall for Wednesday, March 19

Reps. Tina Orwall and Mia Gregerson, and Sen. Karen Keiser will host a telephone town hall for 33rd Legislative District residents from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. At that time, constituents in the areas of Kent, SeaTac, Normandy Park, Des Moines, Burien and Renton will receive a phone call inviting them to stay on the line to participate in the town hall. In addition, residents who do not automatically receive a call may dial a toll-free participant number … Continue reading

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2014 Legislative Session adjourns on time

Last night at 11:55 PM, with 5 minutes to spare before the deadline, Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, presided over the House of Representatives and brought down the final gavel of the 2014 Legislative Session. “Getting the chance to preside over the Sine Die ceremony was a true honor,” said Orwall, who held the gavel for the first time in 2009 when, in a rare occurrence, she was asked to preside over the House Floor. Two years later, her peers … Continue reading

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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

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Legislature approves early intervention measure for juveniles carrying guns

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

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Suicide-prevention training requirement soon to become law

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

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