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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

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

We are now in the second half of the 2017 legislative session. We spent long hours on the floor earlier this month in the run-up to house of origin cutoff, passing...

March 17, 2017

House Bill 1120, sponsored by Rep. Norma Smith to address problems uncovered by an audit of Washington’s Regulatory Fairness Act (RFA), was unanimously approved by the House Thursday.

March 3, 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

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 says she’s deeply concerned by an audit's findings that state agencies are often in non-compliance with the Regulatory Fairness Act.

Dec. 29, 2016

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