Rep. Drew Hansen

Legislative update from Rep. Hansen

April 10, 2014

Rep. Drew Hansen

Now that the 2014 legislative session is over, I wanted to share what I’ve been working on. As in past years, I’ve been focused on jobs, and several of my jobs bills are now law. First, the governor recently signed one of my bills to protect jobs in the marine industry by getting derelict boats out of the water.  This bill (HB 2457) was the product of a true bipartisan effort over many months: It was co-sponsored by nearly as … Continue reading

Governor signs Rep. Hansen’s bill to to boost college opportunity

April 7, 2014

Rep. Drew Hansen

More lower- and middle-income students will get a chance to go to college and gain high-demand skills under a bill by Rep. Drew Hansen  that was signed into law April 3 by Gov. Inslee. “We believe, as a state and a nation, that every child should have the opportunity to succeed,” Hansen said. “Nothing is more critical to that opportunity and that success in the 21st century than a college education.” Hansen’s House Bill 2612 strengthens the Opportunity Scholarship Program, … Continue reading

Governor signs Rep. Hansen’s marine-jobs bill

April 2, 2014

Rep. Drew Hansen

The state’s waterways — and the jobs that depend on them — will be better protected from pollution and navigational hazards under a bill by Rep. Drew Hansen that was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Inslee. The signing caps a two-year effort led by Hansen to tackle the stubborn problem of derelict and abandoned boats and ships that leak oil and other pollutants into the water and also threaten safe passage by vessels large and small. “Today our state … Continue reading

23rd District Town Halls — Sat., March 15

March 14, 2014

Rep. Drew Hansen

Who: State Sen. Christine Rolfes and state Reps. Sherry Appleton and Drew Hansen (23rd Legislative District) What: Town hall meetings When/Where: Saturday, March 15 10 – 11:30 a.m. Bremerton Senior Center Main Room 1140 Nipsic Ave., Bremerton   1:30 – 3 p.m. Poulsbo City Hall 200 NE Moe St. (3rd Ave. NE), Poulsbo   Why: To meet with constituents to discuss issues and answer their questions about the current legislative session.  

Senate OKs Rep. Hansen’s marine jobs bill

March 7, 2014

Rep. Drew Hansen

A two-year bipartisan effort to protect marine jobs and water quality took a major step toward fruition Friday with state Senate approval of a bill by Rep. Drew Hansen that attacks the problem of  derelict and abandoned boats and ships. “A lot of work has gone into this bill – by Democrats and Republicans, House members and senators, environmentalists, boaters, shellfishers, marina operators, industry representatives and more,” Hansen said after the Senate voted 45-4 for his House Bill 2457. “This … Continue reading

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Rep. Hansen honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the House floor.

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Rep. Hansen speaks at signing of HB 1472, boosting high-school computer science courses, at Rainier Beach H.S. in Seattle, May 2013

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Gov. Inslee signs Rep. Hansen's HB 1472, boosting high-school computer science courses, at Rainier Beach H.S. in Seattle, May 2013

House Action during Special Session Steven M.  Herppich

House Action during Special Session

Rep. Drew Hansen speaks on SBH 1806 in Sen. Comm. on Governmental Operations Kathy Strauss

Rep. Drew Hansen speaks on SBH 1806 in Sen. Comm. on Governmental Operations

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