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E-NEWSLETTER: Major victory! Dear Friends and Neighbors, During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the U.S. government came in and confiscated people’s firearms, leaving them helpless to protect themselves.  Chaos ruled the day while emergency services and first responders were stretched thin and unavailable to help. About five years ago, before I... Read More...
Sen. Wilson gives floor speech
Senate passes Wilson’s Mental Health For Heroes Act The state Senate today unanimously passed Sen. Lynda Wilson’s bill to help veterans attending a four-year university or college in Washington who are in need of mental-health counseling. Senate Bill 5525 would require each of Washington’s four-year higher education institutions – University of Washington, Washington State University, Central Washington University,... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: I’ve got good news and bad news… Dear Friends and Neighbors, Let’s start with the good news… Eight of the nine bills I prime-sponsored this session have survived cutoff, and two of them were unanimously passed by the Senate today. SB 5213 is a “good little bill” that would allow Limited License Legal Technicians to be fairly... Read More...
Sen. Wilson gives floor speech
Senate passes Wilson bills that aid domestic-violence victims The Washington State Senate on Friday unanimously approved two bills prime-sponsored by Sen. Lynda Wilson that aim to help domestic-violence victims. Senate Bill 6292 would use modern advances in technology to allow domestic-violence victims to receive real-time notification when their perpetrators are nearby so they have time to leave or... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Hang onto your wallet! As we approach the midpoint of this short, 60-day legislative session, the full court press for new taxes is about to begin.  You may recall my warning about this in my week one e-newsletter. Earlier this week, Governor Inslee held a press conference where he called upon the Legislature to... Read More...
Emily Goheen serves as page for Sen. Lynda Wilson Sophomore Emily Goheen spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Emily was one of 18 students who served as Senate pages for the third week of the 2018 legislative session. Emily was sponsored by 17th Legislative District Sen. Lynda Wilson,... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Busy much? Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today marks the end of what has been the busiest week of session so far for me, with committee meetings, hearings on some of my bills, evening floor sessions, and many constituent appointments. We will continue to hold hearings on Senate policy bills over the next... Read More...
Sen. Wilson testifies on SB 6293
Wilson measure targets vehicle-license fraud in Clark County Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, has introduced legislation to tackle the pervasive vehicle-license fraud problem in Clark County. The Washington State Patrol estimates there are over 20,000 vehicles in Clark County alone that are illegally licensed in Oregon or other states, causing the state to lose out on over $16 million... Read More...
Senate panel considers Wilson bill seeking to protect domestic-violence victims A bill prime-sponsored by Sen. Lynda Wilson that would enhance protections for domestic-violence victims received a public hearing Tuesday in the Senate Law and Justice Committee. Wilson, a member of the committee, testified that Senate Bill 6292 would allow domestic-violence victims to receive real-time notification when their perpetrators are nearby... Read More...
E-NEWSLETTER: Two down, seven to go… Dear Friends and Neighbors, We are now wrapping up the second week of this short session.  We started the week with packed hearings in the Law and Justice Committee on several firearms related bills that have generated quite a bit of controversy.  I’ve received and responded to nearly 3,000 e-mails... Read More...
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