Washington House Democrats
OLYMPIA—Justice for victims of “revenge porn” is on the horizon once Governor Inslee signs a couple of bills that received unanimous votes in both chambers. House Bill 2160, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Wylie (D-Vancouver) will provide for civil liability against any person who intentionally and without consent distributes an intimate image of another person. The other legislation, House Bill 1272, sponsored by Rep. Vincent Buys (R-Lynden), creates the crime of disclosing intimate images as a gross misdemeanor on the first … Continue reading
Representatives Sharon Wylie and Jim Moeller, and Senator Annette Cleveland will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, June 15th, from 6 to 8pm at the Columbia Room of the Vancouver Community Library located at 901 C Street Vancouver, 98660. The lawmakers will provide an update on what has been going on in Olympia regarding budget negotiations, as well as other issues of importance to the people of Vancouver. 49th District constituents are encouraged to attend with questions and their … Continue reading
Rep. Sharon Wylie
Rep. Sharon Wylie (D-Vancouver) responds to constituent emails on the payday lending bill (SB 5899) and on the barrel tax included in the oil train safety bill passed on Friday, April 24, before adjourning Sine Die. She also informs constituents that lawmakers will be starting a special session on April 30 to continue working on an agreement for the budget.
Rep. Sharon Wylie
OLYMPIA—This morning Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a bill that imposes new criminal penalties on massage and reflexology business owners who knowingly allow unlicensed practice in their businesses. This bill is intended to solve the problem of massage practice businesses that are a cover for the sex trade industry. “We have this new law thanks to neighbors and city leaders in my community pulling together and speaking up about a problem that the city of Vancouver did not have … Continue reading
Rep. Sharon Wylie
The Washington State House of Representatives has approved an amendment that would provide $100,000 for the creation of a bi-state legislative work group to seek solutions for a bridge crossing over the Columbia River between Vancouver and Portland. Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, who worked with Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, to author the amendment, said it is a new beginning to bring people together two years after some Washington lawmakers rejected the $3 billion Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project. “We knew after the … Continue reading
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Rep. Sharon Wylie (D-Vancouver) talks about the bi-partisan work currently underway to agree on a bridge for the Columbia River. She provides an update on her “foot spa” bill, which will crack down on human trafficking and prostitution, and was signed into law by Governor Inslee last week. Also, her legislation on intimate images is stalled at the moment as the language is revised to ensure it addresses everyone’s concerns and avoids unintended consequences. In closing, she talks about the special session, which will begin on Wednesday, April 29.
Rep. Sharon Wylie (D-Vancouver) talks about the state operating budget, which includes funding for education, including early learning; mental health services; developmental disabilities; and our workforce, especially in high-tech fields.
Rep. Sharon Wylie (D-Vancouver) gives some highlights on Floor action the past week and a half, such as testing rape kits, intimate images (revenge porn), sex trafficking, and oil train safety.She also talks about cyber security as an emerging issue. Other important bills include minimum wage, paid sick and safe leave, and equal pay.
Watch Rep. Sharon Wylie (D-Vancouver) as she talks about oil transportation safety, main street programs to help small businesses, revenge porn measures, and the prepared foods legislation (aka the pizza bill).
Rep. Sharon Wylie (D-Vancouver), talks about HB 1530, the “pizza bill,” how take and bake products should not be taxed because it’s food you cook at home. She also talks about HB 1252, which addresses unlicensed foot massage businesses. Lastly, she talks about HB 1692, which would require imitation guns to make it obvious they are not real firearms.
This year Rep. Sharon Wylie serves on the Finance Committee and vice-chairs the Commerce and Gaming Committee. She talks about the need of collaboration to work on funding our education system. She also talks about the difference in the business of recreational vs. medical marijuana.
Rep. Sharon Wylie talks about the supplemental budget proposals and the work the legislature has to do in the coming weeks. She highlights the differences in the House budget proposal, which funnels much more money into funding our education obligations.
Rep. Sharon Wylie talks about last year’s work on the Columbia River Crossing Project, which was included in the House’s transportation package. Now, the Oregon legislature is considering going alone. Rep. Wylie makes the case for refocusing Washington efforts on the Columbia River Crossing Project.
Rep. Sharon Wylie talks about the work the legislature is doing to implement Initiative 502, the initiative legalizing marijuana that Washington voters passed in 2012. She also talks about the regulation of the medical marijuana industry in Washington and the possibility of revenue once a state system is implemented. Rep. Sharon Wylie talks about her 2014 priorities: jobs, education, and protecting vulnerable people. She also talks about the importance of passing the Dream Act.