Rep. Derek Stanford

House passes Stanford bill to improve railroad worker safety

March 10, 2015

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House passes Stanford bill to improve railroad worker safety

OLYMPIA – Today the House of Representatives voted 84-14 to pass Rep. Derek Stanford’s (D – Bothell) bill to strengthen safety regulations for the transportation of railroad workers to and from work. Prior to 1977, railroad companies operated van services to transport railroad employees between various work locations throughout the state. The Utilities and Transportation Commission was given oversight over the safety of the van service, and established safety regulations regarding drivers and vehicle conditions. However, railroad companies no longer manage … Continue reading

House passes Stanford bill to strengthen drought preparedness

March 5, 2015

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House passes Stanford bill to strengthen drought preparedness

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives voted 57-41 to pass Rep. Derek Stanford’s (D – Bothell) bill to strengthen the state’s drought preparedness plans. Currently in Washington, the Department of Ecology is at the ready to establish a Joint Legislative Committee on Water Supply During Drought in the event of a water shortage. The point of the committee, which is comprised of four state senators and four representatives, is to allow the state to prepare for a drought. The problem is … Continue reading

House passes Stanford bill to make college more affordable for active duty service members

March 2, 2015

Washington House Democrats

House passes Stanford bill to make college more affordable for active duty service members

OLYMPIA – Today the House of Representatives unanimously passed Rep. Derek Stanford’s (D – Bothell) bill to make college more affordable for active duty service members. House Bill 1706 would allow universities, community and technical colleges to waive building fees and activity fees for military service members receiving tuition assistance from the U.S. Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program. This program provides tuition assistance for service members to pursue a secondary education, but due to a recent change at the federal level, … Continue reading

Rep. Derek Stanford statement on Humane Society lobby day

February 25, 2015

Rep. Derek Stanford

Rep. Derek Stanford statement on Humane Society lobby day

A message from Rep. Derek Stanford: “Yesterday I had the privilege to spend my afternoon with the Humane Society during their lobby day. “Reducing cruelty to animals is not just good for the animals; it teaches compassion that results in less cruelty to people and a healthier, happier and more just society. We have a great tradition in Washington of taking care of our environment, and that includes taking care of animals — from your neighborhood cat to some of … Continue reading

Rep. Stanford bills would make college a reality for more veterans and active service members

February 16, 2015

Rep. Derek Stanford

Rep. Stanford bills would make college a reality for more veterans and active service members

OLYMPIA – House committees have passed two bills from Rep. Derek Stanford (D – Bothell) that would make college more affordable for veterans and active duty servicemen and women. “Too often our veterans face a tough battle after they return home,” Stanford said. “By making a college education more affordable and more available for the men and women who serve our country, we can do our part in serving them and helping them build a future for themselves and their … Continue reading

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