Author Archives: nicoleh

21 Sep
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Darneille to retire from Washington State Senate

  OLYMPIA – After over two decades of service in the Washington State Legislature, Sen. Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma) announced her retirement today after giving notice to Gov. Jay Inslee of her resignation. Her resignation will be effective this fall on ...

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30 Aug
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E-News: You’re invited! Park Chat with Your 27th District Lawmakers

  Dear neighbors, It was a pleasure to see many of you at the Park Chat event my colleagues and I held at Stewart Heights Park last month. Now, I’d like to invite you to our event coming up tomorrow. ...

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17 May
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New laws expand services for safe and successful reentry

  OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed two bills Wednesday that will allow more incarcerated individuals to access essential transition services proven to be effective at reducing recidivism. Sen. Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma) sponsored this legislation to help adults leaving prison ...

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View of Washington State Capitol building with surrounding cherry trees in bloom with pink blossoms. The sky is clear and deep blue.
26 Apr
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Darneille bill requiring investigation of in-custody deaths signed into law

  OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation today that requires a fatality review following any unexpected death in a Washington jail or prison. Senate Bill 5119, sponsored by Sen. Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma), requires prisons and local jails across Washington ...

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View of Washington State Capitol building with surrounding cherry trees in bloom with pink blossoms. The sky is clear and deep blue.
26 Apr
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Governor approves resentencing for life sentences given based on old law

OLYMPIA – Today Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation requiring resentencing for individuals sentenced to life without parole due to a conviction for robbery in the second degree. In 1993, Washington became the first state to adopt a three-strikes law requiring ...

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21 Apr
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Updates in the last week of the legislative session

Dear neighbors, The legislative session is scheduled to come to an end this Sunday, April 25, and your legislators are working hard to finalize bills to send to the Governor’s office to be signed into law. There are some exciting ...

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26 Mar
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Updates from the Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee

  Dear neighbors, The 2021 legislative session continues to charge full speed ahead. As chair of the Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee, I’m happy to report that despite the difficulties a mostly remote session has presented, we have been ...

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08 Mar
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Virtual Town Hall this Wednesday!

Please join us, your lawmakers from the 27th Legislative District, for a virtual town hall meeting this Wednesday at 5:30. This is our chance to report on major issues before the Legislature and hear your ideas, comments and questions so ...

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01 Mar
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Senate passes Darneille relief bill for 64 serving life sentences

  OLYMPIA – Today the Senate passed legislation that would require resentencing of individuals sentenced to life without parole due to a conviction for robbery in the second degree. In 1993, Washington became the first state to adopt a three ...

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19 Feb
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Legislative Update

  Dear neighbors, Monday was the deadline for bills to be passed out of their policy committees to remain in the legislative process. This week, fiscal committees are hearing the bills that will have a financial impact, and the deadline ...

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