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Rep. Norma Smith joins KSER's Ed Bremer to discuss policy cutoff week, the volume of bills that have been introduced this session, her consumer privacy legislation, and the work being done...

Feb. 19, 2019

Rep. Norma Smith joins KSER's Ed Bremer to discuss the Legislature's first major deadline, as well as bills related to child safety, recycling, and data brokers. She also gives her perspective...

Feb. 12, 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

Yesterday, we began a 30-day special session called by the governor. While we completed the transportation budget and came close to completing the capital budget during the regular session, budget negotiators...

April 25, 2017

Rep. Norma Smith’s bill to regulate the collection and use of biometric data by state agencies was approved by the Washington State House of Representatives Thursday.

March 2, 2017

Yesterday, March 10, marked the final day of the 2016 regular legislative session. I had hoped to be sending you a final session update, but unfortunately, budget writers in the House...

March 12, 2016

This week Rep. Norma Smith introduced two pieces of legislation that seek to strengthen penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol convictions.

Feb. 10, 2009