Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for February 28, 2015

February 28, 2015

Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for February 28, 2015

It’s hard to believe we are nearly halfway through session. This week was fiscal cuttoff, and we will be spending long hours voting on bills on the House floor next week. Thank you for your calls, emails and letters letting me know which bills and issues are important to you! ______________________________ Update on my bills In 2005 the Legislature required each county to establish a Veterans’ Assistance Program to provide relief for indigent veterans and their families. HB 1213 simplifies … Continue reading

Ask Tina 3: Breakfast after the Bell & investments in higher education

February 25, 2015

Rep. Tina Orwall

Ask Tina 3: Breakfast after the Bell & investments in higher education

Watch Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) respond to constituent emails on Breakfast After the Bell (House Bill 1295), and on investments in higher education: not increasing tuition and supporting State Need Grants, as well as other programs to help students.

Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015

Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for February 23, 2015

Children’s Day 2015 Last Monday was Children’s Day at the state Capitol. This is a great tradition that allows young ones to see the Legislature in person. This is always a fun day at #waleg! Check out the House Democrats Facebook page for more photos from Children’s Day 2015! Hasina Freeman, daughter of Farhana Satti & David Freeman, joined me at the podium for Children’s Day! (Photo courtesy of Legislative Support Services) ________________________________________________________ Update on my bills I’m very excited … Continue reading

Proposal to raise smoking age passes House Health Care Committee with bipartisan vote

February 17, 2015

Rep. Tina Orwall

Proposal to raise smoking age passes House Health Care Committee with bipartisan vote

Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to raise the state’s legal smoking age to 21 passed a key legislative hurdle today. The House Health Care & Wellness Committee approved the bill in a bipartisan 12 to 3 vote. “This legislation will protect young Washingtonians from the health consequences of a lifetime of addiction,” Ferguson said. “If we do nothing, more than 100,000 kids in our state are currently projected to die prematurely from the effects of smoking. But if we … Continue reading

Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for February 14, 2015

February 14, 2015

Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall’s e-Newsletter for February 14, 2015

These wonderful students from the Youth Ambassador leadership class at Pacific Middle School testified in the Education Committee this week on Rep. Tana Senn’s bill to develop standards for Social Emotional Learning (SEL). You can read more about this bill here. ___________________________________ Improving the free breakfast program for all students Experts have been telling us for years that hungry children don’t learn as well in the classroom as those who start off the day with a healthy breakfast. Rep. Zack … Continue reading

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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.

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Rep. Tina Orwall 2014 newsletter

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.

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