Category Archives: Roger Goodman

Rep. Goodman’s bill will save the lives of domestic violence victims

HB 1840, signed into law by Governor Inslee today, was the only gun safety bill to pass the legislature this session. Sponsored by state Rep. Roger Goodman, HB 1840 aligns Washington state law with federal law by removing firearms from those subject to protection orders.  Under federal law, when a protection order is issued against a domestic violence offender he must surrender his firearms.  Current state law allows domestic abusers to keep an arsenal of weapons. Rep. Goodman said, “At … Continue reading

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Legislature passes bipartisan bill to protect foster children

Just under the House deadline last Friday at 5pm, in a unanimous vote, the House passed SB 6126, providing Washington’s foster children with attorneys. In most states all foster children have lawyers, but in Washington, they do not. Our state ranks 48th in the nation in the degree of legal representation offered to foster youth. Here, some counties have offer attorneys, but most do not.  Justice by geography is not justice. Rep. Roger Goodman, sponsor of the House companion bill … Continue reading

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“We are being watched.”

So stated Representative Roger Goodman, Chair of the Public Safety Committee on the House floor this week. Goodman was speaking in favor of HB 2789, regulating the use of drones. “We are being watched, and we know it,” he said. “There are cameras affixed to buildings, streets, parking lots. We don’t have a complete expectation of privacy. But we are also being watched and we don’t know it – by extraordinary sensing devices. They are game-changing technology.” Extraordinary Sensing Devices … Continue reading

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House passes bipartisan bill on the use of drones

Last evening, in a 83-15 vote, the House passed HB 2789, which provides a framework for the public use of drones, defined in the bill as “extraordinary sensing devices” (ESDs). Rep. Roger Goodman, Chair of the House Public Safety Committee and sponsor of the bill, steered the bill to enactment and spoke on its passage, “We are being watched, and we know it,” he said. “There are cameras affixed to buildings, streets, parking lots.  We don’t have a complete expectation … Continue reading

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45th District lawmakers to host town-hall meeting in Kirkland

Members of Washington’s 45th Legislative District delegation will host a town-hall meeting on Saturday, February 22, in Kirkland. State Sen. Andy Hill and Reps. Larry Springer and Roger Goodman will be on hand to provide updates on the 2014 session, which is currently underway, and answer questions from residents about a variety of state issues of importance to the community. The event will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology, located at 11605 … Continue reading

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