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...
Help me stop the release of three violent sex offenders  Dear Neighbor, I recently discovered that the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) plans to release three violent Level 3 sex offenders from McNeil Island into the community of Lakewood. I am especially concerned about the release of these offenders into this area as they are not originally from Pierce... Read More...
O’Ban urges governor to stop release of three convicted sex offenders In a letter sent to Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday, Senator Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, calls on the governor to halt plans by the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island to release three Level 3 male sex offenders into the community of Lakewood.   In the letter, the 28th Legislative District lawmaker... Read More...
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