Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Gov. Inslee signs oil train safety bill

May 18, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Gov. Inslee signs oil train safety bill

From The Columbian: Gov. Inslee signs oil train safety bill   By Lauren Dake, Columbian political writer Published: May 14, 2015, 12:44 PM Updated: May 14, 2015, 7:40 PM To address a dramatic increase in crude oil traveling through the state — from zero gallons in 2011 to more than 700 million gallons in 2013 — Gov. Jay Inslee signed a measure into law Thursday to strengthen oil transport safety measures. The governor called the measure a “solid step forward.” … Continue reading

Governor signs Farrell’s Oil Transportation Safety Act

May 14, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Governor signs Farrell’s Oil Transportation Safety Act

OLYMPIA – Governor Inslee signed the Oil Transportation Safety Act today. The bill, HB 1449, sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, gives first responders advance notice of oil shipments in order to be prepared in the case of an accident. In order to gain an accurate understanding of oil transportation safety issues, the bill requires public disclosure of the amount and type of oil coming through Washington. The bill also pays for safety and planning measures by extending the barrel tax … Continue reading

Farrell’s Oil Transportation Safety Act passes legislature

April 24, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Farrell’s Oil Transportation Safety Act passes legislature

OLYMPIA – Today the Oil Transportation Safety Act cleared its last legislative hurdle when HB 1449, sponsored by Rep. Jessyn Farrell, was voted out of the House with a 95-1 vote. The bill requires advance notice of oil train shipments so that emergency responders can be prepared in the case of an accident. The bill also funds safety and planning measures by subjecting oil train shipments to the barrel tax, currently only paid for oil that arrives on ships. “After … Continue reading

Seattle Times Editorial: Legislature needs to pass oil-train safety bill

April 20, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

Seattle Times Editorial: Legislature needs to pass oil-train safety bill

Legislature needs to pass oil-train safety bill Originally published April 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm Updated April 17, 2015 at 4:58 pm The commendable progress lawmakers already have made suggests all sides really do want an oil-train-safety bill this year. They should not let end-of-session fatigue and emotion derail that momentum. By Seattle Times editorial board The Seattle Times STATE legislators have now spent 3-½ months debating competing bills to improve oil-train safety. During that time, four more trains carrying … Continue reading

House passes Oil Transportation Safety Act

April 14, 2015

Rep. Jessyn Farrell

House passes Oil Transportation Safety Act

OLYMPIA – Today the House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 5057 to help our communities address the increasing amount of crude oil being carried through our state via train. The Oil Transportation Safety Act requires advance notice of oil shipments to better equip local emergency responders in case of a derailment, spill or fire. The bill also provides funding for planning and safety measures through an increase in the barrel tax and extension of the tax to oil transported by … Continue reading

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Rep. Farrell discusses transportation with TVW.


Rep. Farrell on TVW discussing the Working Connections Child Care program.


Rep. Jessyn Farrell holds a press conference on her proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage for adult workers.

Rep. Jessyn Farrell with transportation advocates
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Reps. Jerry Pollet and Jessyn Farrell at a town hall meeting
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Reps. Jerry Pollet and Jessyn Farrell at a town hall meeting
Reps. Jerry Pollet and Jessyn Farrell at a town hall meeting