Category Archives: News Release

24 Jun
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Kuderer, Slatter, Walen to hold virtual town hall June 30

Please join your lawmakers from the 48th Legislative District for a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30. This is their chance to hear from you as well as update you on their work in Olympia on your ...

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A I-594 protest participants holding long guns in the House gallery
12 May
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Governor approves open carry weapons ban at permitted demonstrations and capitol campus

OLYMPIA – The open carry of weapons within 250 feet of permitted public demonstrations and the state capitol grounds will now be prohibited under a bill signed into law by Governor Inslee on Wednesday. SB 5038, sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer ...

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10 May
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Kuderer’s Pregnant Patient Protections Act signed into law

Kuderer’s Pregnant Patient Protections Act signed into law OLYMPIA – A bill that protects pregnant patients’ access to health care during urgent medical situations was signed into law today by Governor Inslee. Senate Bill 5140, sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue), ...

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25 Apr
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A historic budget for housing in Washington state

A historic budget for housing in Washington state Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue), chair of the Senate Housing & Local Government Committee, released the following statement regarding the passage of the 2021-23 state operating budget (SB 5092) The budget lawmakers are ...

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22 Apr
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Washington becomes first state to enact right to counsel in eviction cases

OLYMPIA – A bill that would create new eviction protections for renters and expand programs to help landlords recover losses from unpaid rent as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis was signed by Governor Inslee on Thursday. Senate Bill ...

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20 Apr
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Kuderer’s Pregnant Patient Protections Act headed to the governor’s desk

Kuderer’s Pregnant Patient Protections Act headed to the governor’s desk OLYMPIA – A bill that would protect pregnant patients’ access to health care during urgent medical situations was approved by the Senate on Tuesday and is headed to the governor’s ...

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20 Apr
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Kuderer bill to ban open carry weapons at permitted demonstrations and capitol campus headed to governor’s desk

OLYMPIA – Washington state is one step closer to banning open carry weapons within 250 feet of permitted public demonstrations and the state capitol grounds with a bill approved by the Senate on Tuesday. SB 5038, sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer ...

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29 Mar
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Kuderer’s bill to ban open carry weapons at permitted demonstrations and Capitol campus wins House approval

OLYMPIA – A bill, SB 5038, sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue), that would prohibit the open carry of firearms and other weapons on the state Capitol grounds and within 250 feet of permitted public demonstrations was approved by the ...

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25 Mar
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Kuderer’s public financial cooperative bill receives House committee approval

OLYMPIA – A bill that would create a public financial cooperative in Washington state was approved by the House Consumer Protection & Business Committee on Thursday. The new public cooperative created by SB 5188, sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue), ...

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WA State Senator Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue) giving a speech on the Senate floor during the 2021 legislative session
13 Mar
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Kuderer bills win Senate approval before key legislative cutoff

OLYMPIA – A bill sponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer (D-Bellevue) that would extend leave benefits to railroad workers was approved by the Senate this week. In total, Kuderer had six bills pass off the Senate floor before Tuesday’s deadline for ...

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