Category Archives: Tina Orwall

Legislature sends both “revenge porn” bills to the governor

OLYMPIA—Justice for victims of “revenge porn” is on the horizon once Governor Inslee signs a couple of bills that received unanimous votes in both chambers. House Bill 2160, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Wylie (D-Vancouver) will provide for civil liability against any person who intentionally and without consent distributes an intimate image of another person. The other legislation, House Bill 1272, sponsored by Rep. Vincent Buys (R-Lynden), creates the crime of disclosing intimate images as a gross misdemeanor on the first … Continue reading

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Orwall receives national award for work on suicide prevention

OLYMPIA–Last Thursday, the Washington State Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) presented the Allies in Action State Award to Rep. Tina Orwall for her continued leadership for expanding suicide prevention and mental health initiatives across Washington state. The award was presented to Orwall at her Des Moines office by Cristi Comes, AFSP-Washington State, Board of Directors Vice Chair, and Grace Finch, AFSP-Washington State Area Director. “I am honored to receive this award and grateful to work on … Continue reading

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Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for May 19, 2015

Dear Neighbors, The revenue forecast released this week projects $400 million in new revenue (you can read reports by the Seattle Times, the Everett Herald and the Associated Press), and while this is certainly welcomed news, it’s only half of the story as we still don’t know what the caseload will be. But this new information has gotten conversations started again among budget writers. I will keep you posted on any new developments regarding the state budget. Over the past … Continue reading

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Measure to test all rape kits signed into law today

This morning, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a measure sponsored by Rep. Tina Orwall to test all rape kits. Under House Bill 1068, law enforcement must submit a request for testing to the crime lab within 30 days of receipt of a sexual assault examination kit. The new law also creates a task force to review best practice models for managing all aspects of sexual assault examinations and for reducing the number of existing untested rape kits. Read more about … Continue reading

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