A bill to increase accessibility for developmentally disabled students entering higher education was signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee. Senate Bill 5180 would assemble a taskforce of stakeholders from K-12 and postsecondary institutions with the objective of making the transition more seamless and successful for students with disabilities.
OLYMPIA — Last Friday, the Senate passed a budget proposed by the Republican majority by a 30-18 vote. Sen. Paull Shin, D-Edmonds, voted against that budget proposal, along with the majority of his Democratic colleagues.
Three bills introduced by Sen. Paull Shin propose common-sense reforms to higher education and DUI policies.
“It’s important that we keep an eye on the legislation we’ve already got on the books and continually pass reforms and changes as necessary,” said Shin, D-Edmonds. “These measures will help veterans and people with disabilities attend higher education institutions and will clarify our strict laws on DUI offenders.”
A session review from Olympia 5/10/2012
Dear Friends and neighbors,
First of all, I want to thank you for subscribing to my newsletter. These mailings allow me keep the people of the 21st district informed on key happenings in Olympia.
OLYMPIA - Students at Washington's community and technical colleges may gain additional input on the actions of their schools' boards of trustees under a bill signed today by Gov. Chris Gregoire.
Senate Bill 5217, sponsored by Sen. Paull Shin, gives community and technical colleges the option of appointing a student to the school's board of trustees.
OLYMPIA – On Friday, Sen. Shin released the following statement on the actions of Senate Republicans and three Democrats:
“I am a strong believer that differences and impasses can be addressed peacefully and that the best methods are through discussion and compromise. The actions taken by Senate Republicans and three Democrats are not in keeping with my beliefs. I am saddened that our great legislative process has succumbed to partisan game playing at the expense of people’s lives and livelihoods.”
A Mid-Session Update from Olympia 2/17/2012
Dear Friends and neighbors,
First of all I wanted to let you know about the February 25 District Town Hall I am hosting with my seatmates, Rep. Liias and Rep. Roberts.
OLYMPIA - Students could have a direct hand in the actions of the board of trustees of Washington community and technical colleges under a bill approved Monday by the Washington State Senate.
Senate Bill 5217, sponsored by Sen. Paull Shin, would allow community and technical colleges the option of appointing a student to the board of trustees. The student would be selected by the governor from a list submitted by the student government.
OLYMPIA - The Washington State Senate has approved a bill continuing a program that provides training benefits to companies locating or expanding in Washington state.
"We welcome and encourage businesses from around the country and around the world to come to Washington and set up locations here," said Sen. Paull Shin, the bill's sponsor.
Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honor and pleasure representing the people of the 21st legislative district, which includes Mukilteo, Lynnwood, parts of Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, and unincorporated Snohomish County.
I have been a proud resident of Edmonds for 41 years where my wife, Donna and I raised our children, Paull and Lisa. As I travel through the 21st district and across the rest of our state discussing issues such as education, I never tire of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Thank you for allowing me to work on the issues of our time, preserving our wonderful, diverse quality of life. I invite you to browse my webpage which will be updated continually to provide you with the latest information on the Legislature. During the legislative session, you will find press releases, photos, audio and video clips about subjects important to your family like education, economic and workforce development.
Senator Paull H. Shin