Category Archives: News Release

08 Feb
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Bill to protect survivors of human trafficking passes Senate

Senate Bill 5030, sponsored by Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, passed on the Senate Floor Wednesday. The bill will extend the statute of limitations for victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual abuse. The bill also broadens the definition of profits ...

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09 Jan
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Darneille sworn in to serve second term

On Monday, Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, was sworn in to serve a second term representing the people of the 27th Legislative District. “I am dedicated to continuing the work that I have started to ending racial disproportionality within the adult ...

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Sen. Darnielle speaks while standing at her desk on the Senate floor. She is holding a microphone.
15 Apr
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Darneille appointed to Inslee’s Blue Ribbon Children’s Commission

Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, has been appointed to Gov. Inslee’s Blue Ribbon Commission on the Delivery of Services to Children and Families. “I’m honored to be appointed to Gov. Inslee’s commission as we seek to improve services and outcomes for ...

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Sen. Darnielle stands on the Senate floor to speak, microphone in hand.
08 Mar
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Darneille: On International Women’s Day we must keep the momentum going

OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, issued the following statement in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2016: “International Women’s Day is always a wonderful day to celebrate the remarkable women of our past, our present and a ...

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19 Feb
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Lawmakers urge thorough examination of proposed methanol plant in Tacoma

Sen. Jeannie Darneille, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, and Rep. Jake Fey have asked the City of Tacoma to broaden the scope of its environmental review process for Northwest Innovation Works’ proposed methanol plant at the Port of Tacoma. In a letter ...

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Sen. Darnielle speaks while standing at her desk on the Senate floor. She is holding a microphone.
16 Feb
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Senate honors 125th Anniversary of the Washington State Historical Society

The Washington State Senate on Tuesday, passed Senate Resolution 8721, honoring the 125th Anniversary of the Washington State Historical Society. Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, sponsored the resolution and issued the following statement: “I am incredibly proud to be able to ...

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Logo with the shape of Washington state, with text: "SENATE DEMOCRATS, Fairness - Opportunity."
15 Jan
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Bipartisan bill will allow DNA testing upon arraignment for violent crimes

Bipartisan legislation, Senate Bill 6366, introduced on Friday in the Washington State Senate will allow DNA testing upon arraignment for certain crimes against a person, which can include murder, rape, robbery, arson, kidnapping, assault, and burglary. “DNA has been used ...

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Sen. Darneille stands with one man and six women. The women are wearing colorful dresses consisting of embroidered shrug-length jackets over dresses with empire waists and full skirts.
13 Jan
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Darneille hosts 9th Annual Korean American Day

It was my pleasure to honor and welcome members of our Korean American community to Olympia for the 2016 Korean American Day celebration. In 2007, as a member of the House of Representatives, I was proud to support legislation that ...

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28 Aug
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Darneille named 2015 NAMI Washington Legislator of the Year

OLYMPIA – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Washington has named Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, as a 2015 Washington Legislator of the Year for her continued advocacy to improve mental health services on behalf of those living with mental ...

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10 Jul
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Darneille: “This has been a historic legislative session”

OLYMPIA – Sen. Jeannie Darneille, D-Tacoma, today issued the following statement after the Washington State Legislature adjourned sine die: “This has been a historic legislative session in more ways than one. While we have set a new record for the ...

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