Rep. Tina Orwall
Earlier today the Senate unanimously passed House Bill 2315, which requires certain health professionals in Washington state to complete six hours of training in suicide assessment, treatment, and management as part of their education requirements. When it is signed into law, this measure will become the third prong in the suicide-prevention call for action started in 2011 by Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines. “We know that with early interventions suicide can often be prevented. In a person’s darkest hour, when … Continue reading
Rep. Mia Gregerson
While Rep. Gregerson is a newcomer to the Legislature who is serving in her first session – she was appointed to a House vacancy in late 2013 – her fellow legislators from the 33rd District are veterans of the House and Senate. Rep. Tina Orwall was first elected to the House in 2008; Sen. Karen Keiser served five years in the House before moving to the Senate in 2001. Here are some recent news articles involving Rep. Orwall and Sen. … Continue reading
Rep. Tina Orwall
Rep. Tina Orwall responds to constituent emails on the Early Learning Act and investing in tobacco prevention programs.
Washington House Democrats
The Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Financial Institutions are inviting the public to the screening of the award-winning foreclosure documentary “American Winter” on February 25 at 6 pm at the Capitol Theater in Olympia. The film portrays the stories of eight families in Portland, Oregon, their struggles during the recession and the impact that budget cuts to human services and poverty have on them in the midst of winter in the northwest. While the families in the film … Continue reading
Rep. Tina Orwall
From 2002 to 2012 the number of deaths by suicide* in Washington state increased by almost 28 percent. A measure aimed at slowing that alarming trend by enabling health care professionals to better identify individuals at risk of suicide and perform prevention-related services is on its way to becoming law. With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 2315 on a 94-3 vote this afternoon. The measure requires certain health professionals in Washington state to complete training … Continue reading
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.