Category Archives: News Release

18 Feb
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Senate passes Dhingra bill to establish first-in-the-nation firearm violence prevention office

Today, the Senate passed legislation to collect statewide data on firearm violence and fund innovative prevention programs in local communities. Senate Bill 6288 would establish the first-in-the-nation Washington Office of Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention, which would work with law ...

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11 Feb
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Graham Van Niman serves as Senate page

Graham Van Niman, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of February 7th. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) sponsored Graham’s week in the Legislature. ...

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05 Feb
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Senate passes Dhingra bill to help sexual assault survivors

OLYMPIA — A bill passed unanimously today by the Senate would improve the state’s medical and legal response in sexual assault cases. Senate Bill 6158, sponsored by Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond), creates a task force to develop model protocols for ...

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27 Jan
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Waylon Menzia serves as page in Washington State Senate

OLYMPIA – Waylon Menzia, 14, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 24. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) sponsored Menzia’s week in the ...

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24 Jan
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Andrew Davenport serves as page in Washington State Senate

OLYMPIA – Andrew Davenport, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 17. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) sponsored Davenport’s week in the ...

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25 Jul
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Dhingra named NAMI-WA Behavioral Health Champion for 2019

OLYMPIA – Sen. Manka Dhingra was recognized by the Washington branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI WA) for her work as chair of the Senate’s Behavioral Health Subcommittee and for her commitment to improving the entirety of ...

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10 May
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Dhingra: “Today we will be giving survivors of sexually violent crimes the closure they deserve.”

Legislation to remove the state’s statute of limitation for certain sexual crimes against minors passed off the House floor today.   “Childhood survivors sexual crimes have worked for years to change our state’s statute of limitations law, I am so ...

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10 May
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Trueblood lawsuit agreement bill heads to Governor’s desk for signature

The legislature passes a bill to support outpatient competency restoration services guaranteed to individuals in the Trueblood settlement agreement, a move which signals reforms to Washington’s behavioral healthcare system. “This bill is about reforming how our state treats individuals with ...

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10 May
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Dhingra: “We are reshaping how we treat behavioral health through historic investments.”

Senator Dhingra released the following statement on the 2019 capital and operating budgets: “ Budgets are values statements, and the behavioral health investments made this year sends a clear and strong message to Washingtonians that lawmakers will address the behavioral ...

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28 Apr
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Dhingra bill to provide property tax relief for seniors and veterans passes out of the Legislature, heads to Governor’s desk for signature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — April 28, 2019 Dhingra bill to provide property tax relief for seniors and veterans passes out of the Legislature, heads to Governor’s desk for signature OLYMPIA – The Legislature today passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Manka ...

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