Bills, Resolutions & Projects:
Sponsored bills that have been passed into law were HB 1431, which increased the number of members on the board of osteopathic medicine and surgery and HB 1741, which was about helping teachers find the best programs and supporting efforts to understand the health of our teaching programs by streamlining educator preparation data for use by the professional educator standards board.
My other bills:
HB 2225, aligns Washington’s greenhouse gas emissions limits with those established by the United States’ commitment under the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
HB 1630 would allow minors to consent to share their personally identifying information in the Washington homeless client management information system.
These were other bills I was proud to work on and were of interest to many constituents in our district:
- HB 1894: Research and development in the fields of advanced spacecraft manufacturing and life sciences. (Sponsor: Rep. Sullivan)
- HB 2200: Protecting the privacy and security of internet users. (Sponsor: Rep. Hansen)
- HB 2201: Concerning the collection of a motor vehicle excise tax approved by voters of a regional transit authority in 2016. (Sponsor: Rep. Pellicciotti)
- HB 1046: Concerning certificates of academic and individual achievement. (Sponsor: Rep. MacEwen)
- SB 5404: Permitting the possession and application of topical sunscreen products at schools. (Sponsor: Sen. Rivers)
- SB 5939: Promoting a sustainable, local renewable energy industry through modifying renewable energy system tax incentives and proving guidance for renewable energy system component recycling (Sponsor: Sen. Palumbo)
Transportation Budget Projects
- Received funding from the Transportation budget to draft and implement a 2018 pilot program to provide students who qualify for free/reduced priced lunch with an ORCA card during the summer session in both the Lake Washington and Highline school districts.
48th District Capital Budget Projects
- Youth Eastside Services’ Infrastructure Project: Remodeling clinical counseling rooms and replacing outdated audio/video equipment. ($22,600 in House proposal)
- Highland Village Apartments Preservation: Ensures access to affordable housing for existing and future residents of Bellevue. ($1.5M in House proposal)
- Willows Road Regional Trail Connection: Provides a safe separated shared-use trail connecting Kirkland to Redmond. ($1.44M in Senate proposal)
- I led a bipartisan member resolution in support of science in which 58 members of the House signed a resolution recognizing the importance of supporting scientific research and the science community.
Please see member resolution:http://housedemocrats.wa.gov/tmp/2017/04/Member-Resolution-in-Support-of-Science-1.pdf.