Legislative News

Rep. Peterson on House passage of HB 1223, recording custodial interrogations

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, delivers Floor remarks on his legislation to require law enforcement to electronically record video and audio of custodial interrogations that occur at a detention center if... READ MORE

Rep. Peterson on House passage of HB 1515, security deposit waiver fees

Floor remarks by Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, on his legislation allowing landlords to offer tenants the choice of paying an entirely or partially nonrefundable fee in lieu of a security... READ MORE

Rep. Peterson on passage of HB 1161, drug take-back program

Watch Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, delivering Floor remarks on House passage of his legislation to update the drug take-back program passed last biennium, to provide better access for many communities... READ MORE

Updates from the virtual House floor

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s been another busy week in the legislature now that we have transitioned from hearing public testimony and considering House bills in committee meetings, to passing... READ MORE

Rep. Strom Peterson on Cutoff Week, Lunch Copays & Capital Gains

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, talks about the policy and fiscal cutoffs. He also discusses House Bill 1342 on lunch copays, and explains how the capital gains tax proposal, House Bill... READ MORE

ICYMI: 21st LD Virtual Town Hall

In case you missed the February 17, 21st Legislative District Virtual Town Hal with Sen. Marko Liias, Reps. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Strom Peterson and featuring guest US Rep. Pramila Jayapal,... READ MORE

YOU’RE INVITED: Virtual Town Hall Wednesday @ 6pm; Latest “Ask Strom” video

Virtual Town Hall this Wednesday Please join your 21st Legislative District legislators, Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, and me for a Virtual Town Hall this Wednesday, February 17 at... READ MORE

Ask Strom 2: Tenant Protections & Wealth Tax

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, responds to constituent emails on two bills he is cosponsoring: HB 1236, to increase protections for tenants, and HB 1406, asking billionaires to pay their fair... READ MORE

Black History Month, COVID-19 assistance hotline, avoiding foreclosure, preventing overdose & suicide deaths

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I hope you are all doing well, staying safe and warm, and are prepared for this wintry weekend. Typically, I would be driving home from Olympia,... READ MORE

Rep. Strom Peterson on unemployment insurance tax relief & early action bill

Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, talks about SB 5061, the unemployment insurance tax relief bill, and HB 1368, the first step toward Washington’s community and economic recovery.

Ask STROM 1: Funding for housing & Growth Management Act

Rep. Strom Peterson, 21st Legislative District, responds to constituent emails on HB 1277, aimed at providing permanent funding to address current housing issues across the state, and HB 1220, which... READ MORE

Remote session, police accountability, COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2021 legislative session is off and running, and just like many aspects of our lives lately, we’re doing things a little differently. This year, we’re... READ MORE

Rep. Strom Peterson’s Legislative Update Video

Rep. Strom Peterson, 21st LD, talks about the ways constituents can connect with the legislature and participate in the process this session. He shared that hearing remote testimony in the... READ MORE

21st District SURVEY on 2021 Session

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The 2021 legislative session is right around the corner and we’d like to get your input! The best way to do our jobs representing your interests... READ MORE

Peterson elected chair of Housing, Human Services & Veterans

OLYMPIA—Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) was chosen by fellow lawmakers as the new chair of the Housing, Human Services & Veterans Committee. “This committee is about neighbors helping neighbors,” Peterson said.... READ MORE

In this Together

Friends and neighbors, We are going through a difficult time right now. Our friends and neighbors are at risk and our economy has been drastically affected by the COVID-19 Crisis.... READ MORE

Recapping the 2020 Legislative Session

A lot has changed in our word since the 2020 legislative session wrapped up at the beginning of March. How we conduct our lives and interact with each other has... READ MORE

COVID-19 UPDATE: Small Business Resources & Unemployment Benefits

Dear friends, Earlier today, Gov. Jay Inslee announced additional steps to help small businesses mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19: The Working Washington Small Business Grant, through the Governor’s Strategic... READ MORE

Protecting our oceans from single-use plastic bags

Friends and neighbors, I have been working on reducing single-use plastic for 11 years. In spite of those efforts, we have seen plastic pollution get worse during that same timeframe.... READ MORE

House passes Das’s and Peterson’s “Reusable Bag Act,” banning single-use plastic bags

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — March 7, 2020 House passes Das’s and Peterson’s “Reusable Bag Act,” banning single-use plastic bags OLYMPIA — A bill passed today by the House would reduce... READ MORE

21st Legislative District CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Friends and neighbors, We have heard from a number of you asking for clarity about home quarantine and testing protocols in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency the state is... READ MORE

Peterson bill to prohibit youth solitary confinement passes Senate

OLYMPIA – Legislation passed today by the Senate will bar juvenile holding facilities from subjecting teens to solitary confinement. House Bill 2277, sponsored by Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, now goes... READ MORE

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE for the 21st Legislative District

Dear friends and neighbors, Washington state is experiencing an increase in cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and it is anticipated that the virus will continue to spread. There have been... READ MORE

House passes Peterson bill legalizing sports betting in Washington

OLYMPIA –On Thursday, February 13, the Washington House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds to legalize sports betting in tribal gambling facilities. “We know that illegal... READ MORE