Rep. Tina Orwall
Dear Neighbors, Join us this Wednesday! ___________________________ What difference can three years really make? Scientists say a lot Last week the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report that strongly concludes that increasing the age for the sale of tobacco products to 21 will have a substantial positive impact on public health. The IOM, one of the most prestigious scientific authorities in the nation, found that increasing the tobacco sale by only three years, from 18 to 21, will significantly … Continue reading
Washington House Democrats
MEDIA ADVISORY Who: 33rd District State Reps. Tina Orwall & Mia Gregerson and Sen. Karen Keiser What: Telephone town hall When: 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 Where: 33rd Legislative District Why: Reps. Orwall and Gregerson & Sen. Keiser will give a brief update about what’s happening in the 2015 legislative session. Then, the majority of the live town hall will be spent answering questions from constituents on the line. Under the telephone town hall format, thousands of constituents … Continue reading
Rep. Tina Orwall
Dear Neighbors, Now that we’ve reached the House of Origin Cutoff, the House will be holding hearings on Senate bills and the Senate will hear House bills. I’m working hard to get hearings for my bills in the Senate. See more information on that in the “Update on my bills” section below. House passes Equal Pay Opportunity Act! A bill to address the pay gap between men and women has passed the House. House Bill 1646, also known … Continue reading
Rep. Tina Orwall
Dear Neighbors, Here is a quick update on what’s happening in the House. Last week was a busy week. We moved a lot of bills off the House floor and sent them over to the Senate. Below are some updates on some of the legislation we have passed. Oil Transportation Safety Act passes House with bipartisan support There’s been an increased volume of coal and oil trains coming through our state. This greatly impacts our community because we have a … Continue reading
Rep. Tina Orwall
This morning, on a vote of 82-15, the House of Representative passed House Bill 1068, requiring law enforcement agencies to submit all sexual assault examination kits to the Washington state patrol crime laboratory for testing. It also creates a workgroup to study the issue of untested kits and review best practices for how to respond to victims of sexual assault. “This is a bill about justice for all and about protecting women and children,” said Rep. Tina Orwall, the bill’s … Continue reading
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Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines), reports that her bill to test all rape kits already had a hearing in the Senate. Her legislation on preserving DNA was also heard in the Senate this week and the Associated Press ran a story on why this is such an important issue. The measure to increase the smoking age to 21 will be heard in the Finance Committee on March 24, and she encourages people to read a report by the Institute of Medicine that includes information on the positive impact of increasing the age to 21.
AP story on DNA preservation: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/bill-would-require-post-conviction-preservation-of-dna/
IOM report on raising smoking age to 21: http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2015/TobaccoMinimumAgeReport.aspx
Watch Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) talks about mental health issues, including suicide prevention training in higher education institutions, and suicide prevention for veterans, she also mentions a bill to help veterans at the county level get the services they need.
Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) talks about graduation requirements, the need for reforms to our mental health system, and the reasons behind her bill on restricting the legal age for smoking.
Rep. Tina Orwall talks about some community safety bills she’s working on this session, such as rape kits that are never tested, civil liability for revenge porn offenders, and human trafficking. She says her new position as vice chair of the Public Safety Committee is a great fit for her. Lastly, she talks about this years’ priorities: education, mental health and transportation.
2014 Legislative Session Report to the 33rd District
Rep. Tina Orwall talks about four of her bills that are headed to the governor for his signature, including her suicide prevention bill, her legislation for early intervention for juvenile gun offenders, and her bill to help victims of the sex trade rebuild their lives. Rep. Tina Orwall talks about her leading policy bills, including her bill to provide evidence-based treatment for juvenile gun offenders, and her bill to vacate prostitution records for victims of the sex trade. Rep. Tina Orwall talks about the work the House is doing during round-the-clock floor action. She also introduces her intern, Twila Begay. They talk about the suicide prevention bill, HB 2315, and the experience Twila has gained by working in Rep. Orwall’s office this session. Rep. Tina Orwall discusses her current legislation, which includes two education bills, one to improve running start participation, and the other one to ensure students can receive IB credit. She also talks about a bill to help victims of the sex trade reenter society, and a bill for preserving crime-related DNA so the wrongly accused can be exonerated. Rep. Tina Orwall talks about the need to mirror federal protections for veterans and service members in our state, and about the importance of the DREAM Act for Washington students. Cristina Martinez Montano, a Kent Meridian senior, talks with Rep. Tina Orwall, about the Washington DREAM Act.