Keeping victims informed   Under a bill I sponsored that was signed into law by the governor Friday, the review board that determines whether to release or keep prisoners serving long terms in custody will now be required to notify and provide information to the court, prosecuting attorney and most importantly the victim... Read More...
Reducing pregnancy related deaths Washington will now have a Maternal Mortality Review Commission which was created by a bill I sponsored that was signed into law by the governor on Friday. Pregnancy-related deaths have been on the rise nationally during the past 30 years from a rate of 7.2 per 100,000 live births in... Read More...
Protecting people with developmental disabilities On Friday, Tacoma resident Laura Gholston helped Gov. Inslee sign into law legislation I sponsored to better protect people with developmental disabilities.   This new legislation was inspired by a story from KING 5 investigative reporter Susannah Frame detailing the abuse Laura suffered by her own state-paid caregiver, which was... Read More...
New laws protect Washingtonians Protecting the most vulnerable in our community was the theme of legislation I sponsored and passed during this session. Below are my bills that Governor Inslee signed into law Friday afternoon. A Maternal Mortality Review Commission is created as pregnancy-related deaths have been on the rise nationally during the past... Read More...
Budget approved, session ends The 2016 Legislature adjourned for the year on Tuesday night, the 20th day of a special session. In the end we completed updates to our state budget, which included investments in improved mental health treatment at Western State Hospital. We also provided funding for additional support and training for our... Read More...
O’Ban secures state funding for new water treatment facility An update to the state’s current two-year capital construction budget received broad, bipartisan support today as Sen. Steve O’Ban secured $1.5 million for the Lakewood Water District. Funding will go to repair the water treatment plant to protect drinking water from contamination and provide a high quality water supply for... Read More...
More witnesses dispute governor’s report on Department of Corrections More witnesses Wednesday contradicted the findings of the governor’s office on the early-release scandal at the Department of Corrections, making a total five in a row who have testified there is more to the story. During public testimony Wednesday before the Senate Law and Justice Committee, two DOC employees took... Read More...
Town Hall March 19th Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-Pierce County and Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom are inviting residents of the 28th District to a town hall event Saturday, Mar. 19. The two lawmakers are encouraging residents of the 28th District to participate by sharing their comments, questions, and concerns about the 2016 Legislative session. WHAT: 28th District Town... Read More...
Special Session Update You may have heard by now that the legislature has been called into a special session.  What you may not have heard is why we’re in a special session. The Senate Majority Coalition Caucus (MCC) and the House Democrats have a fundamentally different view on taxes. I stand with the MCC... Read More...
Does the airbag in your car actually work? In order to make a quick buck, dishonest people knowingly install faulty or counterfeit airbags that will not inflate in the event of an accident. The spread of this crime leaves families who have paid for the real protection of airbags with less money and at additional risk.  This session,... Read More...
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