O’Ban resolution honors 100th Anniversary of JBLM Friday, March 3, Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, is honoring the 100th anniversary of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) with Senate Resolution 8627.  The resolution traces the pivotal history JBLM has played for the United States and the region in both World Wars, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Gulf... Read More...
O’Ban bill to make Sound Transit answer to voters passes Senate The Senate voted today to make Sound Transit directly accountable to voters. Senate Bill 5001, sponsored by Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, requires Sound Transit governing board members be elected by district and passed the Senate in a bipartisan 29 to 20 vote. Currently, the county executives of King, Pierce... Read More...
O’Ban asks Inslee to support WSP checks on felony records OLYMPIA—This morning, Gov. Jay Inslee failed to answer whether Washington State Patrol officers could advise federal immigration authorities if they come upon an undocumented individual with a felony conviction. The question was raised in reference to a letter from Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place. The letter expressed concern over an... Read More...
Sen. O’Ban to hold telephone town hall for 28th LD on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, will co-host a telephone town hall with his 28th Legislative District seatmate, Rep. Dick Muri. Everyone from the 28th District is invited to participate. Sen. O’Ban and Rep. Muri will provide an update on what has been happening in Olympia and will answer constituent questions.... Read More...
“Flash mob felony” bill heard in Senate Law and Justice Committee OLYMPIA—SB 5632, a bill to strengthen penalties for those who use electronic communications to conspire to commit retail theft, was heard in the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Tuesday. Sen. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, is the prime sponsor. At the hearing, Mark Johnson, the vice president of the Washington... Read More...
Senate passes “Triple trouble” bill for vehicle prowlers and thieves February 8, 2017 Senate passes “Triple trouble” bill for vehicle prowlers and thieves OLYMPIA—SB 5059, which increases penalties for motor vehicle property offenses, easily passed the senate this morning in a 46 to 2 vote (1 excused). State Senator Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, is the prime sponsor. SB 5059 adds... Read More...
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