Dear Friends and Neighbors,
We are a couple weeks into the 2018 legislative session. In this legislative update I want to provide you some of the legislation I am working on. I also want to share with you details about the governor’s carbon tax plan.
This fall, Washington state had its third school shooting since 2014. The Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting on Oct. 24, 2014, the North Thurston High School shooting on April 27, 2015, and Freeman High School on Sept. 13 of last year. It is time to get a school safety measure in place that is working. My House Bill 2442 would create the “students protecting students program” by using a mobile app. Students would have a fast, secure, and anonymous method of reporting threatening or harmful activities. We want to do what we can to make our schools safe. The bill had a public hearing in the House Education Committee on Tuesday. (READ MORE)