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Events will be held in Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor Rep. Norma Smith, Rep. Dave Paul and Sen. Ron Muzzall will host two town hall meetings on Saturday, February 22. Residents...

Feb. 13, 2020

As with every legislative session, there were a number of successes and disappointments during the 105 days we convened at the Capitol this year. I wanted to begin this update by...

May 9, 2019

In a 98-0 vote Tuesday, the House approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith to protect Washingtonians' payment credentials in business transactions with state agencies.

Feb. 7, 2018

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, to regulate the collection and use of biometric data by state agencies was signed into law Tuesday.

May 16, 2017

One of my responsibilities as the ranking member of the House Technology and Economic Development Committee (TED) is to learn about and take action on matters relating to cybersecurity and privacy....

Jan. 13, 2017

Rep. Norma Smith’s bill to establish the Office of Privacy and Data Protection received unanimous approval by the House Monday. The office would work with state agencies to establish best practices to safeguard...

Feb. 16, 2016