Rep. Laurie Jinkins

Governor signs Joel’s Law to give families access to emergency mental health treatment

May 14, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Governor signs Joel’s Law to give families access to emergency mental health treatment

OLYMPIA – Today Governor Jay Inslee signed Joel’s Law, the mental health care reform bill that will allow families to get emergency mental health treatment for their family members in crisis. Rep. Brady Walkinshaw (D – Seattle) is the House sponsor of Joel’s Law, which is named after Joel Reuter, a young man from Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood who was tragically shot in his apartment after an armed standoff with police. Joel struggled with mental illness. “We took a big … Continue reading

Legislature passes Jinkins’ Consumer Protection Bill

April 23, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Legislature passes Jinkins’ Consumer Protection Bill

OLYMPIA –Today, the legislature passed a bill reforming our state’s medical liens system, House Bill 1503. The bill, prime sponsored by Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma that will protect consumers. “For those suffering from traumatic injuries, time in the hospital can be incredibly costly,” said Jinkins. “It’s wrong that unbeknownst to patients, years after they have paid their medical bills, they can still have a huge black mark on their credit. Consumers deserve a fair and transparent system.” HB 1503 makes … Continue reading

Legislature passes Jinkins’ bill to help those suffering from mental health problems

April 14, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Legislature passes Jinkins’ bill to help those suffering from mental health problems

OLYMPIA – Since January, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, has been working non-stop to fix our broken mental health system and help those dealing with mental health issues get the care they deserve. In a significant step forward today, in a 48-1 vote the Senate passed House Bill 1450, creating involuntary outpatient treatment. “Quality healthcare must include a variety of care options,” said Jinkins. “Just as chemotherapy isn’t right for every patient suffering from cancer, neither is inpatient involuntary commitment right … Continue reading

House approves two-year budget, invests billions in education

April 2, 2015

Washington House Democrats

House approves two-year budget, invests billions in education

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives approved a two-year operating budget today that invests an additional $3.2 billion in K-12 education and makes significant investments in early learning, higher education, and the safety net. The House proposal takes a significant step forward in solving the state’s budget challenges after several years of cuts. “We can either step up to the challenge, or lose the opportunity to help middle-class families that have suffered from seven years of cuts to services they … Continue reading

Statement from Rep. Laurie Jinkins on middle class prosperity

April 1, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Statement from Rep. Laurie Jinkins on middle class prosperity

“Coming down with the cold shouldn’t cost you’re your job. If you work full time, you should be able to pay your own way. Women should receive equal pay for equal work. Sick & Safe Leave, Raising the Minimum Wage and Equal Pay are a few small ways in which we can start to build an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few. Senate Republicans do not believe that all Washingtonians deserve these basic rights. In spite … Continue reading

Legislative Scrapbook
House Appropriations Committee March 25th Faith Matthews

House Appropriations Committee March 25th

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a Planned Parenthood Rally

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a Planned Parenthood Rally

Rep. Jinkins and staff

Rep. Jinkins and staff

Rep. Jinkins on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a gun safety rally

Rep. Jinkins speaking at a gun safety rally

Female legislators dressed up for heart health day

Female legislators dressed up for heart health day

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Rep. Jinkins giving a speech on the House Floor

Diabetes screening event with Rep Laurie Jinkins and Governor Jay Inslee Steven M. Herppich

Diabetes screening event with Rep Laurie Jinkins and Governor Jay Inslee

Rep. Jinkins at bill signing with Gov Inslee

Bill signing with Governor Inslee

District office (May-Jan):

7406 27th St. W Suite 207 University Place, WA 98466 (253) 566-5610

Olympia Address:

JLOB 311 PO Box 40600 Olympia, WA 98504-0600 (360) 786-7930 Email Laurie

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27th District 2014 End of Session Newsletter Rep. Laurie Jinkins talks about the House supplementary budget and the closure of tax loopholes that will funnel funding to education. She also talks about the capital budget allotment for classroom construction–kids can’t learn unless they have a space conducive to learning. Rep. Laurie Jinkins updates constituents from the legislative building. She talks about the process of cutoff and the number of people who lobby in the capitol, including groups from ECAP and the AARP. Rep. Laurie Jinkins talks about her Paid Safe and Sick Leave bill, which was recently approved by the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate floor. Many workers are forced to decide between earning income to support their families and staying home with a sick child. The bill also ensures sick employees can afford to stay home, limiting the spread of viruses. Rep. Laurie Jinkins welcomes her constituents to the 2014 legislative session and gives a short budget update. She introduces Lynda Foster, her legislative aide who plays a key role in the office. Rep. Jinkins also discusses two big issues for this session: medical cannabis and firearms safety.

Rep. Laurie Jinkins interviews other legislators and advocates waiting to get their bills signed by Governor Inslee. Rep. Jinkins Floor Speech Rep. Jinkins speaks on behalf of HB 1044.

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