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Bill to protect survivors of human trafficking passes Senate

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 or compensation relating to commercial sexual abuse and promoting prostitution of a minor to be anything of value. “This is ...

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Darneille sworn in to serve second term

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 and juvenile corrections systems, working to reduce poverty, and representing the good people of Tacoma. I am honored to have been ...

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Darneille appointed to Inslee’s Blue Ribbon Children’s Commission

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 our children and their families,” said Darneille. The Commission will recommend to the Legislature the organizational structure of the new ...

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Darneille: On International Women’s Day we must keep the momentum going

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 potent reminder to support all girls who will become women leaders of the future. “This year’s theme is focused ...

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Lawmakers urge thorough examination of proposed methanol plant in Tacoma

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 to the City’s Planning and Development Services Department, the lawmakers outline issue areas that need to be addressed before ...

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Senate honors 125th Anniversary of the Washington State Historical Society

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 honor the accomplishments of the Washington State Historical Society and to help celebrate its 125th Anniversary. Founded in our ...

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Bipartisan bill will allow DNA testing upon arraignment for violent crimes

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 to help solve crimes and exonerate the innocent since the technology and science became more available within the criminal justice ...

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Darneille hosts 9th Annual Korean American Day

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 officially established January 13th as Korean American Day in our state. Each year, I look forward to meeting with this group ...

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Darneille named 2015 NAMI Washington Legislator of the Year

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 illness and their families. “It is a great honor to receive this recognition,” said Darneille. “NAMI has been one ...

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Darneille: “This has been a historic legislative session”

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 longest legislative session, we have also accomplished a great deal that will help the people of Washington state. “We ...

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