Category Archives: News Release

13 May
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Four Liias bills signed into law

Four Liias bills signed into law OLYMPIA – Four bills sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett) were signed into law by Governor Inslee on Wednesday. In total, Liias had seven bills approved by the Legislature during the 2021 legislative session. ...

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19 Apr
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Liias: Trans families are welcomed and supported in Washington state

OLYMPIA – As states like Arkansas, Florida, and Texas are considering and passing anti-trans legislation, lawmakers in Washington state are working to protect the rights of those in the trans community. SB 5313, also known as the Gender Affirming Treatment Act ...

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Speaker of the House and staff working on the House floor during debate.
25 Mar
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Liias bill to expand blood donation options to 16- and 17-year-olds approved by the House

OLYMPIA – A bill to expand eligibility for a certain type of blood donation to 16- and 17-year-olds was unanimously approved by the House on Wednesday. SB 5179, sponsored by State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett) would allow people ages 16 and 17 to ...

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stock image of House voting buttons with Yea vote
25 Mar
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Liias’ Gender Affirming Treatment Act wins House approval

OLYMPIA – A bill that would require health insurers to cover medically necessary gender affirming treatment in their health plans was approved by the House on Wednesday. SB 5313, also known as the Gender Affirming Treatment Act and is sponsored ...

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Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, Rep. Strom Peterson, and Sen. Andy Billig waiting for the State of the Judiciary address.
20 Mar
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MEDIA ADVISORY: 21st District Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, March 25 @ 6:05 p.m.

Who: 21st Legislative District delegation: Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self and Rep. Strom Peterson
What: Telephone town hall meeting
When: 6:05 – 7:05 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021
Where: Calls will go out to thousands of landlines throughout the 21st legislative district. Residents ...

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Sen. Marko Liias, Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self, Rep. Strom Peterson, and Sen. Andy Billig waiting for the State of the Judiciary address.
17 Mar
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Upcoming Telephone Town Hall

Calls will go out to thousands of landlines throughout the 21st legislative district. Residents will be able to listen live and speak with their lawmakers.  Those who do not receive a call can participate by dialing 877-229-8493 and using ID Code 116357. Constituents can also ...

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Wide shot of the WA Senate floor during the 2021 legislative session
11 Mar
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Liias bills win Senate approval before key legislative cutoff

OLYMPIA – Two bills sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Everett) that would open up additional opportunities to go to college for more Washington students were approved by the Senate this week. In total, Liias had nine bills pass off the ...

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Graphic Featuring Sen. Marko Liias speaking on Senate floor with text: SB 5313 Gender Affirming Treatment Act When we approve medically necessary treatments that help trans people find a pathway to conforming their identity and their physical body, it leads to better long-term outcomes. - Sen. Marko Liias
26 Feb
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Liias bill to improve health equity and access for transgender people wins Senate approval

SB 5313, also known as the Gender Affirming Treatment Act and is sponsored by State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood), would prohibit health insurers from denying or limiting coverage for gender affirming treatment that is consistent with a protected gender expression or identity, ...

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Sen. Marko Liias SB 5235 Quote Graphic: "When we see today, in 2021, arbitrary restrictions based on ownership of property, they have the necessary effect of continuing racially discriminatory policies in our state."
24 Feb
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Liias bill to prohibit arbitrary local housing ordinances that limit housing options gets Senate approval

OLYMPIA – A bill to restrict local governments from enacting arbitrary housing restrictions on accessory dwelling units (ADU) and home occupancy was approved by the Senate by a vote of 43-6 on Wednesday. SB 5235, sponsored by State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) ...

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TVW Screen Grab of Sen. Marko Liias floor speech in support of SB 5179
23 Feb
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Liias bill to expand blood donation options to 16- and 17-year-olds gets Senate approval

OLYMPIA – A bill to expand eligibility for a certain type of blood donation to 16- and 17-year-olds was approved by the Senate by a vote of 48-1 on Tuesday. [TVW Link] SB 5179, sponsored by State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) would ...

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