Rep. Jeff Morris

Rep. Morris lauds newer, safer ferry M/V Samish as it takes its place in WSF fleet

May 19, 2015

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Rep. Morris lauds newer, safer ferry M/V Samish as it takes its place in WSF fleet

His 12-year effort helped make three new 144-car ferries a reality ANACORTES – M/V Samish, the state’s newest 144-vehicle ferry, will take its place in the Washington State Ferries fleet at a ceremony on Wed., May 20, at the Anacortes ferry landing. Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mt. Vernon) has been a driving force in advocating for funding on the Olympic Class ferries like the Samish. “It’s been more than 12 years of advocating for new ferries, securing funding after passage of … Continue reading

Rep. Jeff Morris Legislative Update

April 17, 2015

Rep. Jeff Morris

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

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

April 13, 2015

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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

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

March 4, 2015

Rep. Jeff Morris

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

House approves Morris drone bill to strengthen privacy protections

March 4, 2015

Rep. Jeff Morris

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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Rep. Jeff Morris (D – Mount Vernon) talks about important news and upcoming events in the 40th Legislative District. The ferry runs between Anacortes and Victoria, B.C. are resuming soon, a transportation issue for which Morris has worked tirelessly to preserve. He also talks about the economic importance of the upcoming Tulip Festival in Skagit County.

Rep. Jeff Morris (D – Mount Vernon) discusses legislating third-party solar leasing companies and his House Bill 2045, which has been the target of misinformative lobbying efforts aimed at preventing common-sense consumer protection. Rep. Jeff Morris (D – Mount Vernon) films his legislative update from the solar panels on the roof of the legislative building. Rep. Morris talks about how designing the “grid of the future” will allow everyday consumers to integrate solar energy and efficient appliances into their households. Rep. Jeff Morris (D – Mount Vernon) checks in at the end of the fourth week of the legislative session. Morris and his Technology and Economic Development Committee have been working on bills that focus on clean energy technology, solar power, the health of utilities and reinventing the way utility companies are paid. Rep. Jeff Morris (D – Mt. Vernon) discusses the third week of session and progress on the supplemental budget, including funding needed to pay for relief for the Oso landslide and summer fires. Morris also discuss the work his Technology & Economic Development Committee is doing to reinvent the way utility companies set their rates. 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.