Rep. Drew Hansen

Lawmakers join forces to promote computer science education

December 8, 2014

Rep. Drew Hansen

Due to the significant need in Washington state for highly-skilled technology workers capable of meeting the demands of the 21st century, today state Reps. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island, and Chad Magendanz, R-Issaquah, are partnering with Washington students to participate in the “Hour of Code,” a week-long national event that promotes computer science education. Hour of Code is organized by the nonprofit Code.org. From Dec. 8 through Dec. 12, it encourages students to learn computer coding for at least one hour. … Continue reading

Path to newest Kitsap County park eased by Rep. Hansen’s bill

May 5, 2014

Rep. Drew Hansen

Path to newest Kitsap County park eased by Rep. Hansen’s bill

On a sunny day last month, Rep. Drew Hansen joined Sen. Christine Rolfes, other public officials and a contingent of the media on a tour of woodlands recently purchased by Kitsap County as the first step toward creation of a public park on nearly 7,000 shoreline acres near Port Gamble. The way to the realization of the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project was significantly eased by the passage of House Bill 2502 in 2012 – one of the first bills … Continue reading

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

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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

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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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Representative Drew Hansen at the Washington STEM roundtable in October

Rep. Hansen co-moderating the Washington STEM Roundtable in October to engage leaders, institutions, and organizations in advancing computer science education in Washington State.

Representative Drew Hansen at the Washington STEM roundtable

Rep. Hansen co-moderating the Washington STEM Roundtable in October to engage leaders, institutions, and organizations in advancing computer science education in Washington State.