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Legislación extiende tiempo de conservación de muestras de ADN para crímenes graves

La Cámara de Diputados del Estado de Washington ha votado a favor de establecer normas estrictas sobre el tiempo que se deben conservar las muestras de ADN relacionadas a delitos graves. Mientras que las muestras de ácido desoxirribonucleico, mejor conocido como ADN, no son balas mágicas para los oficiales de la ley, sí han demostrado ser cruciales para determinar la culpabilidad o inocencia en un creciente número de casos. Pero si no existen muestras de ADN cuando se necesitan, nadie … Continue reading

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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

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Rep. Orwall’s e-newsletter for January 30, 2015

Washington National Guard Day Today we recognized the Washington National Guard on the House Floor with a National Guard Resolution.  We also received a briefing on the National Guard.  Governor Jay Inslee also honored Guardsmen in an Awards Ceremony. It is a privilege to honor these brave men and women and recognize the invaluable services they provide to our state and nation.   Update on my bills Two of my bills this session are concerning the mental health system: HB … Continue reading

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Orwall re-elected Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore-Designate

This morning, Rep. Tina Orwall was selected Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore-designate by her fellow Democratic Caucus. “It’s an honor to once again have the opportunity to serve in this capacity,” said the Des Moines Democrat, who was first invited to preside over the House on her first year serving the 33rd Legislative District in Olympia. “The six years that I have had the privilege of carrying out these duties have helped me emphasize the value of civil and respectful dialogue … Continue reading

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