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Rep. Jeff Morris Legislative Update

House Transportation proposal good for our District Thank you for taking the time to read my E-Newsletter. We have just about a week and a half left of the regular Legislative Session. This week the transportation revenue proposal was unveiled by the House Transportation Committee. As the longest-serving member on the House Transportation Committee, I am happy to report that this proposal recognizes the vital project needs in the 40th legislative district. In total, the revenue proposal includes $39.9 million … Continue reading

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Rep. Morris praises 40th district projects in House transportation proposal

OLYMPIA – Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mount Vernon) said the transportation revenue proposal unveiled by the House Transportation Committee today recognizes the vital project needs in the 40th legislative district. In total, the revenue proposal includes $39.9 million for seven projects in the district. “I’m pleased to see many of the transportation needs in the 40th district are being addressed in the House revenue package,” Morris said. “I’m particularly glad to see $3.5 million set aside for the Guemes Channel Trail. … Continue reading

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Morris bill to protect high-tech consumer biometric data clears House

OLYMPIA – The House of Representatives voted 91-6 to pass Rep. Jeff Morris’ (D – Mount Vernon) bill to protect high-tech consumer biometric data. Technology allowing companies to collect biometric data is not limited to science fiction — iris scans, facial recognition and voice recognition technologies already exist, but have yet to be largely used in the commercial and retail industries. House Bill 1094 would establish regulations and limitations on how this information could be collected and used in the future. … Continue reading

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House approves Morris drone bill to strengthen privacy protections

OLYMPIA – Today the House of Representatives passed Rep. Jeff Morris’ (D – Mount Vernon) bill to strengthen Washingtonians’ privacy protections from drone surveillance. House Bill 1093, which passed 94-3, would prohibit the use of unmanned aircraft (drones) equipped with sensing devices that collect personal information, including images of individuals on private property, without the individual’s consent. “This bill would address just about every weird drone event you have heard about in the news in the last year,” Morris said. … Continue reading

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Update from Rep. Jeff Morris: Appliance efficiency, coal plants, and the budget

Welcome to my E-Newsletter. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. Within the last couple of weeks we have seen a flurry of activity here in the Legislature as we near the cut-off date for policy bills to be heard in committee. Soon we will be on the floor full time, voting on the bills which have made it to this significant halfway mark. I have included information on higher efficiency standards for appliances and a strategy for … Continue reading

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