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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

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, has introduced legislation that would give the Office of Attorney General the authority to enforce net neutrality rules in Washington state.

Dec. 13, 2017

I wanted to provide some details about the 2017-19 operating budget the Legislature adopted late last month. Critically, it brings the McCleary saga to an end by investing $7.3 billion more...

July 28, 2017

Today, Rep. Dave Hayes and I released a statement, which you can read below, expressing our frustration over leaving Olympia last night without having passed a solution to the state Supreme...

July 21, 2017

The Legislature's record 193-day session ended Thursday evening when the body failed to pass both a remedy to the recent rural water rights case known as the Hirst decision and the...

July 21, 2017

Rep. Norma Smith says state and local government must work together to care for those struggling with behavioral and mental health challenges.

June 28, 2017

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

In an 87-10 vote Wednesday evening, the state House passed a bill to require broadband internet service providers (ISPs) to acquire opt-in consent from customers before selling or transferring their information....

April 19, 2017

A bill sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith to curb ongoing compliance issues with the state's Regulatory Fairness Act (RFA) was signed into law Wednesday.

April 19, 2017

Rep. Norma Smith says Washington state lawmakers are standing with the people on privacy and data protection.

April 4, 2017