Improved care for drug-exposed infants in Washington Babies exposed to drugs in the womb face unique health challenges including withdrawal, tremors, and seizures. Caregivers recognize the benefits of specialized care that can be provided outside a traditional hospital setting. Under legislation sponsored by Kent Senators Joe Fain and Karen Keiser, which was signed into law Wednesday, Washington... Read More...
Increased protections for victims of sexual assault signed into law Legal protections will be available to more victims of sexual assault under legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain, which was today signed into law by the governor. The new law allows courts to make civil protection orders permanent, instead of the current maximum of two years, and reduces burdens to... Read More...
Miss Auburn scholarship winners visit Capitol Winners of this year’s Miss Auburn Scholarship Program recently made the trip to Olympia to visit the Capitol campus as guests of Auburn Sen. Joe Fain. Miss Auburn Heather Haggin and Miss Auburn Outstanding Teen Elizabeth Enz maintained a recent tradition of heading to Olympia to learn more about state... Read More...
New state driver’s license system passes Legislature The Washington State Legislature today approved legislation bringing the state into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. The bill creates a two-tiered identification system, with the enhanced driver’s license as the federally compliant version requiring proof of citizenship. The standard license will remain available to all residents but not... Read More...
REAL ID in 57 Seconds Washington will now have a two-tiered driver’s license system to comply with the federal REAL ID Act. Many passengers were confused by signs at the airport indicating their Washington license would no longer work to board a plane. I’ve explained all you need to know in 57 Seconds. Read More...
Humane dog treatment law signed into law Improved health and safety standards and limits for dogs who are leashed and left alone were today signed into law by the governor under newly passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain. The legislation, which unanimously passed the Senate in February with strong support from animal care advocates, cleared the... Read More...
Celebrating student athletes Following a spectacular season for college receivers in Washington, the Senate recognized their talent and leadership through a resolution declaring 2016-17 the “Year of the Receiver.” University of Washington Husky Dante Pettis, Washington State University Cougar River Kracraft, and Eastern Washington University Eagle Shaq Hill joined us in the Senate... Read More...
View from the Senate A view from my desk on the Senate Floor. Peaceful after the flurry of another cutoff deadline. Click here to view in 360 degrees. Read More...
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