Rep. Roger Goodman

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

March 28, 2014

Washington House Democrats

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

Legislature passes bipartisan bill to protect foster children

March 10, 2014

Washington House Democrats

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

“We are being watched.”

February 21, 2014

Washington House Democrats

“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

House passes bipartisan bill on the use of drones

February 18, 2014

Washington House Democrats

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

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

February 14, 2014

Washington House Democrats

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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Rep. Roger Goodman talks about the Dream Act and the opportunity it will provide for Washington students. Rep. Goodman also updates constituents on some of his legislation, including his firearms restrictions for perpetrators of domestic violence.

Rep. Roger Goodman talks about his work during the beginning of the current legislative session and what a “typical day” looks like for him. He also highlights one of the bills he is currently championing.

Rep. Roger Goodman talks about the bills that are most important to him this session, including restricting access to firearms for domestic violence perpetrators with protection orders against them. Rep. Goodman also talks about providing adequate legal representation for foster children. Rep. Roger Goodman talks about his efforts to lower K-12 class sizes and give schools adequate resources so that all children get an opportunity to learn. Rep. Roger Goodman discusses the beginning of the 2014 legislative session. First and foremost on Goodman’s mind is education and transportation funding. Goodman also shares his priorities for the next 60 days.

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Rep. Goodman with Jim and Anne Eachus