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Senator T’wina Nobles Receives The Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

Senator T’wina Nobles Receives The Council of State Governments 20 Under 40 Leadership Award

Lexington, Ky. – The Council of State Governments is excited to recognize Senator T’wina Nobles as a recipient of the 2021 CSG 20 Under 40 Leadership Award. This annual honor highlights the outstanding work of 20 up-and-coming elected and appointed officials from across the country who not only exemplify strong leadership skills but have also demonstrated a true commitment to ...

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Senator T’wina Nobles reflects on a productive first year in office 

Senator T’wina Nobles reflects on a productive first year in office 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2021  OLYMPIA— Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest) reflects on wins from her first year in office, as well as the impact that this work will have on communities across our state. The fifth of five bills sponsored by Nobles and passed by the legislature was signed into law early ...

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Nobles bill on use-of-force data collection to build trust through transparency

Nobles bill on use-of-force data collection to build trust through transparency

OLYMPIA — Today the governor signed legislation into law that will establish an advisory group to assist with the design, development, and implementation of a statewide database for police use of force. This database will enable use of force data to be collected and made available to the public, policymakers, researchers, and law enforcement. Senate Bill 5259, sponsored by Sen. ...

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Law expands eligibility for College Bound Scholarship

Law expands eligibility for College Bound Scholarship

OLYMPIA — Legislation signed into law by the governor today removes the College Bound pledge requirement for students, an administrative hurdle that has prevented many students from accessing the scholarship or even knowing of its availability. Senate Bill 5321, sponsored by Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest), had unanimous support. The new law expands the eligibility requirement criteria to include ninth grade students. “The ...

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Law requires on-site points of contact for students in foster care

Law requires on-site points of contact for students in foster care

OLYMPIA — Legislation signed into law by the governor requires each public school to designate a contact for students experiencing foster care to coordinate services and resources. Senate Bill 5184, sponsored by Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest), had unanimous support. “I was successful because of my points of contact at critical stages of my life. In order to be successful and meet their ...

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Senate transportation budget funds workgroup on car tab payments

OLYMPIA — Community members that are experiencing difficulty affording their car tab fees in a lump sum may find relief from a workgroup to study alternative payment options in the Senate Transportation budget that passed off the senate floor this week. The proposal to offer a payment plan originated in a bill proposed by Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest). “Community members have had ...

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Senate passes Nobles bill to address mental health sentencing alternatives

Senate passes Nobles bill to address mental health sentencing alternatives

OLYMPIA — Legislation passed today by the Senate would create a mental health sentencing alternative, which allows a sentencing court discretion and victim input on whether a mental health sentencing alternative should be imposed. “We are not doing well by individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system,” Nobles said. “By addressing the root causes of some criminal behaviors, such ...

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Senate unanimously passes bills to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

Senate unanimously passes bills to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault

OLYMPIA – Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault will gain crucial protections and supports, and abusers will be held more accountable, if four bills passed unanimously by the Senate become law. SB 5180, passed today, would make it easier for survivors to wipe off their record sentences they received for offenses that were the result of being a victim ...

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Nobles’ parks pilot focuses on health of disenfranchised youth

Nobles’ parks pilot focuses on health of disenfranchised youth

The Senate has passed legislation to create a task force to develop a pilot wellness program to address the health impacts of systematic inequities and discrimination. “This is about opening the doors to the outdoors for communities that need healing, both physically and mentally,” said Sen. T’wina Nobles (D-Fircrest). “This is an issue of justice. In my work prior to the ...

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28th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall

28th Legislative District Virtual Town Hall

Sen. T'wina Nobles and Reps. Dan Bronoske and Mari Leavitt will talk about their work in the Legislature and answer questions from attendees. Attendees can send questions ahead of time here or post questions in the chat box during the event.

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