Rep. Gerry Pollet

Will our children be better off from the 2015 Legislative Session?

July 21, 2015

Rep. Gerry Pollet

Will our children be better off from the 2015 Legislative Session?

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We just finished the longest legislative session in state history. Our schools will have significant new funding, teachers will get a small cost of living increase for the first time in six years, and college tuition will go down. However, our tax system won’t be any fairer, and we didn’t take significant steps to reduce climate change due to Senate Republican opposition to every proposal championed by the House and Governor. After 176 days of work, … Continue reading

Washington Legislature Passes Bill Ending Use of Isolation and Restraint of Special Education Students

April 23, 2015

Rep. Gerry Pollet

Washington Legislature Passes Bill Ending Use of Isolation and Restraint of Special Education Students 150 deaths nationwide per year from use of restraints on students OLYMPIA – The support of parents and advocates for people with disabilities played a key role in passing House Bill 1240 out of the legislature today. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Gerry Pollet will put an end to the planned use of restraint and isolation techniques in school. “This bill makes sure that treating people … Continue reading

46th District Legislators Telephone Town Hall March 24, 2015

March 17, 2015

Washington House Democrats

46th District Legislators Telephone Town Hall March 24, 2015 An opportunity for residents of NE and N Seattle, Kenmore and Lake Forest Park to ask their legislators questions and give input March 17, 2015 Who:  State Rep. Gerry Pollet, state Rep. Jessyn Farrell, and state Sen. David Frockt — 46th Legislative District Democratic lawmakers. What: Telephone Town Hall for citizens who live in the 46th Legislative District, which includes Northeast Seattle, Kenmore, and Lake Forest Park. When: 6 p.m. to … Continue reading

First bill in nation to address youth access to e-cigarettes and protect public health gets hearing

March 13, 2015

Rep. Gerry Pollet

Nation’s First Comprehensive Youth Prevention and Public Health Regulation of E-Cigarettes to Have Initial Hearing (HB 1645) The nation’s first bill proposing a comprehensive youth prevention and public health protection program responding to rapid growth of e-cigarette use and youth addiction will be heard in the Washington State House Commerce and Gaming Committee on Monday, March 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM in House Hearing Room C. HB 1645, requested by Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, was developed … Continue reading

Protecting all students from restraint and isolation

March 2, 2015

Rep. Gerry Pollet

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives passed House Bill 1240 today to ensure that no child be regularly restrained or forcibly put into isolation at school as a matter of planned routine. Thousands of students in Washington state have been issued special education plans that include an expectation that the school will use physical restraints, which can include teachers laying on top of students, physical restraining devices, chokeholds, and isolation rooms.   “Every child in the state of Washington should … Continue reading

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The bipartisan Open Government Caucus (OGC), led by a Seattle Democrat and an East Wenatchee Republican, hit the ground running at its first meeting this week.

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Representatives Gerry Pollet and Jessyn Farrell, and Senator David Frockt on a recent Saturday morning joined many dozens of 46th Legislative District citizens in a Town Hall at North Seattle Community College. We engaged in a number of discussions about issues and concerns challenging our own and other neighborhoods all across Washington.

Representatives Gerry Pollet and Jessyn Farrell, and Senator David Frockt on a recent Saturday morning joined many dozens of 46th Legislative District citizens in a Town Hall at North Seattle Community College. We engaged in a number of discussions about issues and concerns challenging our own and other neighborhoods all across Washington.