Category Archives: News Release

27 Feb
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House approves Liias bill requiring informed consent for pelvic exams

OLYMPIA – Legislation to prohibit health care providers and medical students from performing pelvic exams on women without informed consent was approved unanimously today by the House of Representatives. The bill’s sponsor, state Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood), said Senate Bill 5282 ...

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24 Feb
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Brother and sister serve as pages in Washington State Senate

OLYMPIA – Siblings Aaron Lee and Chloe Lee served as pages in the Washington State Senate during the week of Feb. 17. Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) sponsored the siblings’ ...

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18 Feb
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Liias bill expanding financial aid to undocumented students wins Senate approval

OLYMPIA – A bill sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) that would create a new state financial aid program for undocumented students was approved by the state Senate today by a vote of 34-14. “We know that our undocumented students want ...

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14 Feb
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VOTE Act aimed at boosting young voter turnout gets Senate approval

OLYMPIA – A bill that aims to increase voter participation among young adults was approved Thursday by the Senate on a vote of 28-19. “We have to do more to bring down barriers for young people to participate in our ...

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13 Feb
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Liias bill encouraging healthier beverage options for kids passes Senate

OLYMPIA – A bill that would require restaurants in Washington to offer healthier drink options for any children’s meal on the menu that includes a beverage was approved by the Senate on Thursday. “With this bill, we’re asking all of ...

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11 Feb
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Liias MVET compromise wins committee approval

OLYMPIA – Lawmakers on the Senate Transportation committee approved SB 6606 today, a measure introduced by state Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) that seeks to keep light rail construction in the Puget Sound area on track while also implementing a fairer ...

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31 Jan
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Liias sponsors slate of bills expanding access to college

OLYMPIA – Continuing his efforts to make the college dream a reality for more students across the state, State Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) is sponsoring several bills during the 2020 legislative session designed to remove barriers and expand access to college. “Obtaining a post-secondary education has become increasingly important ...

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22 Jan
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Liias bill encourages healthier beverage options for kids

The Senate Health and Long Term Care committee held a public hearing today on a bill from State Sen. Marko Liias, D-Lynnwood, that would require restaurants to offer healthier drink options for any children’s meal on the menu that includes ...

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15 Jan
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VOTE Act aims to boost turnout among young voters

OLYMPIA – At a time when several states are making concerted efforts to restrict the voting rights of residents, lawmakers in Washington state are once again focused on expanding access to democracy to as many eligible voters as possible. This ...

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06 Mar
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Senate approves legislation providing relief for student debtors

In an effort to address the growing student loan debt crisis, the Senate today passed legislation to establish new student debt refinancing options coordinated by the state and to offer alternatives to conventional student loans. Sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias ...

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