Category Archives: Jeff Morris

Update from Rep. Jeff Morris: Energy bills, transportation, drones and consumer privacy

Welcome to my first E-Newsletter of the 2015 Legislative Session! I greatly appreciate the honor of serving the 40th Legislative District and representing you here in Olympia. Please take a look at some of the issues we will be facing this session, as well as the bills and issues I will be working on. We are off to a running start and I look forward to your calls, emails and letters. Your input is appreciated and vital in the decision … Continue reading

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Video Update from Rep. Morris: transportation projects, clean energy technology

Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mount Vernon) discusses his legislative priorities for the 2015 sessions, including making investments in education, building transportation infrastructure in Whatcom and San Juan counties, and creating a clean energy future for Washington.

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Rep. Morris introduces bills to protect citizens from drone surveillance, consumer biometric data collection

OLYMPIA – Today the House Technology and Economic Development Committee held public hearings on two proposed bills from Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mount Vernon) to strengthen privacy laws regarding new and emerging technologies. House Bills 1093 and 1094 would limit the collection of Washingtonians’ personal data by use of unmanned aircraft (drones) and various emerging biometric data collection tools.

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Rep. Morris Introduces Package of Energy Bills to Reinvent Energy Sector in Washington

With the topic of climate change a major focus of the governor’s agenda, there is much talk and debate about the state’s energy policies — very little of which sheds much light on the real issues facing Washington state’s energy sector today. In contrast, Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mt. Vernon), a leader on energy policy in the House of Representatives since 1996, introduced his energy policy bill package late last week on topics ranging from aligning electric utility ratemaking with customer … Continue reading

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Rep. Morris Reelected to Chair Technology & Economic Development Committee

State representative and energy technology expert Jeff Morris (D-40) was reelected to chair the House Technology & Economic Development Committee yesterday. Morris is a leading national voice in the development of new energy technology and policy. In addition to his work in the state legislature, Morris was recently appointed as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy, where he advises the department on translating research and development into real-world energy policies. “This is a critical time for the development … Continue reading

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