Disability

Brown bills signed by governor Measures would aid those with disabilities or dealing with a diabetes-related eating disorder  Two measures introduced by Sen. Sharon Brown during this year’s regular legislative session were signed today by Gov. Jay Inslee at the governor’s office. The new laws, which both originated with ideas from Brown’s 8th Legislative District... Read More...
Video: Protecting those with Developmental Disabilities In this week’s video, we talk with Sharon Adolphson, Coordinator for the Benton Franklin Parent Coalition, which provides information and resources to families who have sons/daughters with developmental disabilities. Sharon discusses Sen. Brown’s measure, Senate Bill 6429, which create an optional designation on a driver’s license or identicard that a... Read More...
Video Update for Jan. 30, 2014 Q&A with Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick,  discussing “Jobs Week” in the Senate and her work to make the Tri-Cities and all of Washington a better place for employers to maintain and create new jobs. Read More...
Disabled veterans’ sales-tax exemption bill signed by Gov. Inslee Gov. Jay Inslee has signed Senate Bill 5072, which grants disabled veterans a sales-tax exemption on adaptive equipment needed to safely operate their personal vehicles. The measure was sponsored by former 8th District Sen. Jerome Delvin, and staunchly supported by his successor, Sen. Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick. “Our veterans are asked... Read More...
Brown champions tax exemption for disabled veterans New 8th District Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, is picking up right where her predecessor left off in looking out for the needs of disabled veterans. The Senate Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing Thursday to discuss Senate Bill 5072, introduced by Brown’s predecessor, former Sen. Jerome Delvin. It... Read More...
Sharon Brown on tax breaks for disabled vets Washington State’s 8th District Senator Sharon Brown, R-Kennewick, and newest member of the Majority Coalition Caucus, talks about her support of a bill to help disabled veterans by giving them a tax break when they need to purchase adaptive equipment for their vehicles in order to enter, exit or drive. Read More...