Rep. Laurie Jinkins

Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jinkins advances bills to repair mental health system

February 19, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jinkins advances bills to repair mental health system

OLYMPIA – Over the past few weeks Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, has been eating, breathing and sleeping mental health issues. She has devoted more committee days to hearing mental health bills than any other issue. And today, in a three hour marathon hearing, Rep. Jinkins led the committee to finish voting out ten bills that will vastly improve Washington’s mental health system. “Our current system is broken,” said Jinkins. “No one policy will fix … Continue reading

Children’s day fun!

February 17, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Children’s day fun!

Yesterday, Rep. Kagi and Rep. Jinkins had the pleasure of hosting a little one on the House Floor for Children’s Day.  What fun!

Listen to the 27th District Telephone Town Hall

February 13, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Listen to the 27th District Telephone Town Hall

On February 5th, Reps Jinkins & Fey along with Sen. Jeannie Darnielle hosted a telephone town hall. Under the format, thousands of constituents received phone calls and were invited to ask questions and listen to a live conversation with their legislators. Constituents asked questions about affordable housing, mental health, transportation and teacher compensation. But, the common thread of the call was the need to reform our state’s broken, regressive tax system and to raise revenue for critical services. Stay tuned … Continue reading

Jinkins & Frockt introduce legislation to help law enforcement and protect families

January 28, 2015

Washington House Democrats

Jinkins & Frockt introduce legislation to help law enforcement and protect families

Legislation to help families and law enforcement when someone is at extreme risk for committing violence against themselves or others was introduced today by Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle. Companion legislation will be introduced by Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma. The legislation would allow family members and law enforcement to petition a court to temporarily remove a person’s access to firearms when there is documented evidence that there are at an extreme risk to harm themselves or others. Under the legislation, Extreme … Continue reading

Minimum wage, paid sick and safe leave bills introduced in Legislature

January 15, 2015

Rep. Laurie Jinkins

Minimum wage, paid sick and safe leave bills introduced in Legislature

OLYMPIA – A group of lawmakers in Olympia introduced bills that would work toward ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed by raising the state’s minimum wage and requiring some employers to provide sick and safe leave to their employees. Bills introduced by Rep. Jessyn Farrell (D – Seattle) and Sen. Pramila Jayapal (D – Seattle) would raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour over the course of four years. After that, the wage would again be tied to the … 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

Toll-free Hotline:

1-800-562-6000 1-800-635-9993 (TTY)

Committees:

Judiciary (Chair) Appropriations Health Care & Wellness

Rep. Laurie Jinkins Contact Info

 Rep. Laurie Jinkins Biography  Rep. Laurie Jinkins Bills Rep. Laurie Jinkins News Archive  Rep. Laurie Jinkins Videos  Rep. Laurie Jinkins E-newsletter  Rep. Laurie Jinkins Hi-Res Photos  Rep. Laurie Jinkins District Map 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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