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Senate approves Wellman bill to protect privacy of sexual assault victims

Senate approves Wellman bill to protect privacy of sexual assault victims

OLYMPIA - Legislation that would protect privacy between college sexual assault victims and their campus advocates unanimously passed the state Senate on Thursday. Senate Bill 5764, sponsored by Sen. Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, would exempt communication between advocates and their clients from public disclosure laws. "Studies show that one in five women will be victims of sexual assault in college and for ...

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Wellman: Education in prison is smart policy

Wellman: Education in prison is smart policy

OLYMPIA – Sen. Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, is urging Senate Republicans on the Law & Justice Committee to pass Senate Bill 5069, which would allow community and technical colleges to work with the state Department of Corrections to offer educational opportunities to incarcerated individuals. Read her letter below:

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Wellman sworn into office to represent 41st District

Wellman sworn into office to represent 41st District

OLYMPIA - State Sen. Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, was sworn into office to represent the 41st Legislative District today. Wellman is serving her first term in the Legislature and is one of six new Democratic members to join the Senate in 2017. “It’s exciting to join the Senate during a time with great challenges and even greater opportunity,” Wellman said. “I’m passionate ...

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