O’Ban school safety bills get hearing in Senate School resources officers, multistage threat assessments focus of proposed legislation   OLYMPIA…Two school safety bills proposed this year by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, will be heard in the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee during its 1:30 p.m. meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Senate Hearing Room 1.... Read More...
O’Ban ‘job tax credit’ bill scheduled for committee hearing Goal: Incentivize job creation in counties with highest unemployment to ‘spread the wealth’ of Puget Sound prosperity OLYMPIA…Sen. Steve O’Ban’s bill that would incentivize job growth in Washington counties with the highest unemployment by providing a $275-per-employee ‘job tax credit’ on new jobs will be heard during the meeting of... Read More...
O’Ban supports recommendations of the task force to prevent mass shootings that he created earlier this year Washington state’s first-ever task force to develop strategies for identifying and intervening against potential perpetrators of mass shootings released its recommendations Thursday. Sen. Steve O’Ban wrote the 2018 budget legislation that created the task force and its objectives. O’Ban’s legislation provided that the task force come up with recommendations on... Read More...
Gearing up for 2019 – Prioritizing mental health care in Washington state Washington’s mental health system is in crisis. Too many of our most vulnerable citizens are suffering with mental illness and substance addictions due to the lack of community behavioral health services. These barriers prevent patients from receiving the care they desperately need. In recent years, the Legislature’s focus point was... Read More...