O’Ban’s request for task force to prevent mass shootings included in budget Sen. Steve O’Ban’s request to create a first-ever task force to develop strategies for identifying and intervening against potential perpetrators of mass shootings was approved by the Legislature this session. In Florida, there was more than enough evidence provided to law enforcement, mental health professionals, school officials and others that... Read More...
Home stretch of the 2018 legislative session Update from Olympia With just one week left in the 2018 legislative session, I wanted to update you on Sound Transit, the mass shootings task force, an upcoming telephone town hall, and public records. Mass shootings task force My office has received many emails and phone calls regarding gun safety. I... Read More...
O’Ban: capital budget provides funding for community pool in Fircrest The state Senate Friday afternoon passed its supplemental capital budget, which includes projects that would benefit the 28th Legislative District. “The capital budget contains funding for great community projects,” said Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place. “It is important that we invest in local projects that make a positive and lasting difference... Read More...
O’Ban requests task force to prevent mass shootings Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, has requested a proviso to the 2018 supplemental operating budget for funding to create a legislative task force to prevent mass shootings. The task force would develop strategies for identifying and intervening against potential perpetrators of mass shootings, educate the public about the availability of... Read More...
Join me for the 28 LD town hall this Saturday Update from Olympia We’ve just passed the halfway point of the 2018 legislative session and I wanted to share information on our upcoming town hall, Sound Transit bills, property taxes and students pages in Olympia. Property tax relief I held a news conference today with my Senate Republican colleagues in support of Senate Bill 6439 to... Read More...
Senate passes O’Ban bill aimed to improve behavioral health care On Monday the state Senate passed a bill sponsored by Sen. O’Ban that seeks to improve behavioral health care in Washington state. SB 6491 would simplify and reduce eligibility criteria for assisted outpatient mental health treatment to make it more accessible and broaden the scope to include substance use disorder... Read More...